Frewen Cup – St Francis Rochestown v St Brendan’s Killarney

St Francis Rochestown 3-12 St Brendan’s Killarney 2-14

St. Francis College Rochestown defeated St. Brendan’s College Killarney by 3-12 to 2-14 in an exciting Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Frewen Cup (Under 16 1/2 A Football) Final played at Mallow on Wednesday afternoon.

St. Francis played against the breeze in the first half but got off to a great start with two early goals to help them to a 2-4 to 0-2 lead after the first quarter of play. St. Brendan’s came more in to the game in the second quarter, outscoring their Cork opponents by 1-5 to 0-2 to cut the deficit to just two points at the interval – St Francis Rochestown 2-6 St Brendan’s Killarney 1-7.

St. Brendan’s dominance continued after the break and they added another goal to take a 2-10 to 2-8 lead heading in to the final quarter. St. Francis College Rochestown were not to be denied and their third goal put them back in front and in the closing stages of normal time, they led by 3-12 to 2-11. St. Brendan’s did not give up without a fight however and scored 3 late points but it wasn’t enough to deny St. Francis College Rochestown their first title in this grade since 1950, winning out on a final scoreline of 3-12 to 2-14.

In addition to bridging a 64 year gap in winning this competition, St. Francis College Rochestown are the first Cork school to win the Frewen Cup since 2002, breaking an 11 year stretch where the trophy for the Munster Under 16 1/2 A Football champions went to schools from the Kingdom.

Afterwards, the St. Francis College Rochestown captain Donnacha Murphy from the Douglas Club accepted the Frewen Cup on behalf of his jubilant team-mates and supporters. Corner-forward Shane Kingston was man of the match scoring 1-9.  St. Francis College Rochestown will now go on to play Connacht champions Rice College Westport (Mayo) in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Junior A Football Paul McGirr Cup Semi-Final on Saturday March 22nd at 2:00pm in Gurteen.

Kingston ends Rochestown’s wait

St Francis Rochestown 3-12 St Brendan’s 2-14

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Rochestown made an explosive start against St Brendan’s, Killarney with a goal from Ciaran Cormack after 20 seconds. Man of the match Shane Kingston added three quick points and then struck for a well-worked goal as Rochestown led 2-3 to 0-0 after 10 minutes.

St Brendan’s refused to panic and fired over a succession of points, before Adam O’Shea goaled from the penalty spot to leave Rochestown 2-6 to 1-7 ahead at half-time. David Clifford’s goal then pushed the Kerry side ahead for the first time, 2-8 to 2-7.

Points from Billy Courtney and Michael Casey had them three clear with 10 minutes left, but Sam Collins’ 53rd-minute goal put Rochestown in control, and they just held on.

Scorers – Rochestown: S Kingston 1-9 (3fs), C Cormack 1-1, S Collins 1-0, K O Donovan, S Powter 0-1 each. St Brendan’s: A O’Shea 1-2 (1-0 pen, 1f), D Clifford 1-1, B Courtney (3fs), M Casey 0-4 each, E Cronin 0-2, D Moynihan 0-1

St Francis, Rochestown – D O’Mahony; D Murphy, J Cashman, N Ward; K O’Donovan, S Powter, N Quirke; E O Brien, E Ryle; D Stack, C Denn, B Flahive; S Kingston, C McCormack, S Collins Subs: J McCarthy for C Denn (50)

St Brendan’s – D Carroll; C O’Donoghue, D O’Brien, C Courtney; D Naughton, R Buckley, W Courtney; B Courtney, D Shaw; D Moynihan, L O’Donoghue, P McCarthy; D Clifford, M Casey, A O’Shea Subs: C O’Shea for R Buckley (3), E Cronin for D Shaw (11), M Moynihan for L O’Donoghue (BC, 54)

Ref – D O’Mahony (Tipperary)

Cadbury Munster U21 Football S-Final – Tipperary 2-22 Clare 0-9

Tipperary defeated Clare by 2-22 to 0-9 in the Cadbury Munster GAA Football Under 21 Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday March 19th at Milltown Malbay.

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Tipp coast to Munster final as Banner cast aside

Tipperary 2-22 Clare 0-09

By Gerry Quinn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

The Tipp U21 footballers qualified for the Munster final against Cork when they had the easiest of victories at Miltown Malbay last night. Clare won the toss and elected to play with a very strong wind. But it was the visitors that impressed early on. Quick hands, swift passing and fine finishing were features of their game, whereas Clare were far too tentative.

Clare led by 0-5 to 0-4 after 20 minutes but Tipp flexed their muscles in the final 10 minutes of the half and recorded five unanswered points in that period. Steven O’Brien, Greg Henry twice, Michael Quinlivan and Sean Flynn all got on the scoresheet to give the Premier County a deserved four-point advantage at the first whistle, Clare trailing by 0-9 to 0-5.

The Banner did rally a little after the break and thanks to free-taker Niall Hickey they trailed by 0-12 to 0-8 by the 39th minute. But that was as close as they got. Tipp picked off their opening goal in the 44th after a good move out of defence ended with Greg Henry coolly slotting a low shot to the Clare net. Tipperary added a further nine points in what looked like shooting practice, to Clare’s solitary point before the final whistle. Tipp grabbed a second goal at the death, as Liam McGrath deceived Clare goalie Darren Sexton.

Scorers for Tipperary: M Quinlivan (0-6), G Henry (1-2), L McGrath (1-1) J McGrath (0-4), S O’Brien (0-3), C O’Riordan (0-2), S Flynn (0-2) 1 f, B Maher, C Kennedy (0-1) each.

Scorers for Clare: N Hickey (0-7) 6 fs, M O’Leary (0-2) 1 f.

TIPPERARY: G Slattery, N O’Sullivan, J Feehan, C O’Sullivan, A McGuire, S Kennedy, B Maher, S O’Brien, C O’Riordan, J McGrath, I Fahey, G Henry, L McGrath, M Quinlivan (Capt) S Flynn.

Subs: P Quirke for Flynn (38), J Lonergan for Henry (45), C Kennedy for Fahey (49), L Casey for O’Riordan (53), J Keane for O’Brien (55). J Loughnane for Feehan (57).

CLARE: D Sexton, C Brennan, E Ralph, J O’Dea, S Lineen (Capt.), L Corry, E Brew, D McDonagh, C Devitt, N Hickey, L Brannock, D Bolton, M O’Leary, E Cleary, J Malone.

Subs: T Lynch for Brannock (half time), D Doyle for Bolton (43), D Masterson for Cleary (59).

Referee: R Moloney (Limerick).

 

Tipperary crush Clare to set up Munster U21 final rematch with Cork

Tipperary 2-22 Clare 0-9

Report from thescore.ie

GOALS FROM GREG Henry and Liam McGrath helped Tipperary crush Clare in tonight’s Munster U21 football semi-final in Miltown Malbay. The Premier county were hugely impressive as they claimed a 19-point victory and set up a final rematch with Cork – twelve months after losing out to the Rebels in the decider.

Tipperary maintained the impressive form they displayed last week against Waterford in accounting for the Banner tonight. Clare had the wind in the first-half with Martin O’Leary and Niall Hickey ensuring they kept the scoreboard ticking over early on. Clare led 0-5 to 0-4 by the 20th minute mark but they shipped five points in a row before the break as Tipperary moved into a healthy position at the break.

Tipperary took over in the second-half with senior forward Michael Quinlivan excelling with his point-taking. The game was essentially put to bed in the 44th minute when Henry found the net for the first goal of the game. Tipperary were ahead 1-16 to 0-8 entering the final quarter and they piled on the scores in the closing stages with Quinlivan leading the way. The second goal arrived just before the finish from Liam McGrath as Tipperary moved comfortably into the decider.

Scorers for Tipperary: Michael Quinlivan 0-6, Greg Henry 1-2, John McGrath 0-4, Liam McGrath 1-1, Stephen O’Brien 0-3, Sean Flynn (0-1f), Colin O’Riordan 0-2 each, Bill Maher, Adrian McGuire 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: Niall Hickey 0-7 (0-6f), Martin O’Leary 0-2 (0-1f).

TIPPERARY: Gearoid Slattery (Cashel King Cormacs); Niall O’Sullivan (Moycarkey Borris), James Feehan (Killenaule), Conor O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers); Adrian McGuire (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash); Steven O’Brien (Ballina), Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens); John McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials), Greg Henry (Killenaule); Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials), Sean Flynn (Fr Sheehys).

CLARE: Darren Sexton (Kilmurry Ibrickane); Conor Brennan (Eire Og), Enda Ralph (Ennistymon), Jack O’Dea (Kilfenora); Stan Lineen (Kilmihil), Eoin Brew (O’Curry’s), Liam Corry (Eire Og); Darragh McDonagh (St. Joseph’s Miltown Malbay), Ciaran Devitt (Ennistymon); Darragh Bolton (Kilrush Shamrocks), Luke Brannock (St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield), Niall Hickey (Kilmurry Ibrickane); Jamie Malone (Corofin), Martin O’Leary (Kilmihil), Eoin Cleary (Miltown Malbay).

Referee: Richard Moloney (Limerick)

Admission Prices

Adult – €10
Student/OAP with appropriate ID Card – €5
Under 16s are free

Adult tickets can be purchased in advance at any Centra or Supervalu shop. Students / OAP’s pre purchasing should buy the full price adult ticket and get a concession of €5 on the evening of the game.

Team News

The Tipperary Under 21 Football team to play Clare in the Cadbury Munster GAA Football Under 21 Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday at 7:30pm in Milltown Malbay shows 1 change from the first round victory over Waterford. Liam McGrath replaces Josh Keane at corner-forward while full-forward and vice-captain Michael Quinlivan will lead out the team in the absence of injured captain John Meagher.

Tipperary (U21F v Clare) – Gearoid Slattery (Cashel King Cormacs); Niall O’Sullivan (Moycarkey Borris), James Feehan (Killenaule), Conor O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers); Ross Mulcahy (Moyle Rovers), Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash); Steven O’Brien (Ballina), Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens); John McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials), Greg Henry (Killenaule); Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials – Captain), Sean Flynn (Fr Sheehys)

Clare team to play Tipperary: Darren Sexton (Kilmurry Ibrickane); Conor Brennan (Eire Og), Enda Ralph (Ennistymon), Jack O’Dea (Kilfenora); Stan Lineen (Kilmihil), Eoin Brew (O’Curry’s), Liam Corry (Eire Og); Darragh McDonagh (St. Joseph’s Miltown Malbay), Ciaran Devitt (Ennistymon); Darragh Bolton (Kilrush Shamrocks), Luke Brannock (St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield), Niall Hickey (Kilmurry Ibrickane); Jamie Malone (Corofin), Martin O’Leary (Kilmihil), Eoin Cleary (Miltown Malbay)

Fixture Details

WEDNESDAY MARCH 19TH 2014

CADBURY MUNSTER UNDER 21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL

Clare v Tipperary

An Clár v Tiobraid Árann

Venue: Miltown Malbay at 7.30pm

Referee: Richard Moloney (Luimneach)

Extra time – (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Next Round – the winners play Limerick or Cork in the Munster Final on Wednesday April 9th at 7:30pm

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

For the Record

Tipperary

Clare

2014 Team Management

Manager – David Power,

Selectors –
Gerry McGill and Pat Moroney

Coach – Pat Flanagan

Manager – Ger KeaneSelectors – Peter O’ Connell, Ger Quinlan and Joe Garry
2014 Captain

Captain:

John Meagher
(Loughmore Castleiney)

Vice Captain:

Michael Quinlivan

(Clonmel Commercials)

Stan Lineen (Kilmihil)

2013 Championship Performance

Defeated Waterford and Clare to qualify for the Munster Final where they lost to Cork by 1-17 to 0-9.

Defeated Limerick by 2-7 to 0-10 in the Quarter-Final before losing to Cork in the Semi-Final by 3-15 to 1-6.

Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles

1

0

Last Munster Under 21 Football Title

2010

 N/A

Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 24
Won – 11
Lost – 13
Drawn – 0
Played – 21
Won – 6
Lost – 14
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship March 27th 2013 – Munster Semi-Final in Semple Stadium
Tipperary 1-12 Clare 0-7 – 8 points from Liam McGrath (6 from frees) and a goal from Michael Quinlivan helped Tipperary to an 8 point victory.
What happened 3 years ago?2011 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up Defeated Limerick, Kerry and Cork to win the Munster Championship before going on to defeat Dublin in the All-Ireland Final. Lost to Cork by 2-10 to 0-11 in the first round before defeating Waterford by 4-14 to 1-9 in the losers group semi-final. Defeated Limerick 1-10 to 0-10 in the losers group final before losing to Cork in the semi-final by 1-16 to 0-6.

2014 Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship Fixtures / Results

Quarter Finals

Wednesday March 12th 

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee                Cork 0-18 v Kerry 2-8

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                 Tipperary 0-19 v Waterford 2-3

Semi-Finals

Wednesday March 19th  

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                  Cork v Limerick

@ Miltown Malbay                               Clare v Tipperary or Waterford

Final

Wednesday April 9th

Munster Under 21 Football Championship Roll of Honour

Kerry (25) – 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2008

Cork (24) – 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013

Limerick (1) – 2000

Waterford (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2010

Munster Under 21 Football Championship – Useful Information

  • Having failed to win a game in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship between 2002 and 2006, Tipperary have managed to win at least one match in this competition in 6 of the last 7 years, including the 2010 Munster title.
  • Waterford have lost their last 9 matches in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship.
  • Cork are going for their fourth Munster Under 21 Football title in a row. The last such sequence of victories for Cork came from 2004 to 2007 when they won four titles on the trot – each of them against different opposition in the final (Kerry, Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary). Cork have also won 3 or more Munster titles in a row in this competition from 1969-1971, 1979-1981, 1984-1986.
  • At the turn of the millennium, only Cork and Kerry had won Munster Under 21 Football titles with Kerry out in front in the roll of honour by 23 titles to 15. Since then, Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary have captured 1 title each while Cork have dominated to the extent that a victory in the 2014 Munster Under 21 Football Championship will see the Rebel County draw level on the roll of honour with Kerry for the first time since the 1970’s.
  • Kerry won five Munster Under 21 Football titles in a row from 1995 to 1999, winning the All-Ireland in three of those five years – 1995, 1996 and 1998.
  • Last meeting – 2013 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Semi-Final at Semple Stadium Tipperary 1-12 Clare 0-7

Scorers for Tipperary: L McGrath 0-8 (6fs), M Quinlivan 1-0, B Hewitt 0-2, S O’Brien, S Kennedy 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: C Duggan 0-3 (1f), J Malone 0-2, C Cleary (1f), E Cleary 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY – E Comerford; P Dalton, N O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan; N O’Meara, S Kennedy, D Fitzell; S O’Brien, I Fahey; B Maher, L Treacy, D Leahy; L McGrath, M Quinlivan, S Leahy.

Subs: M O’Sullivan for O’Meara (42), J Longeran for Maher (50), B Hewitt for Treacy (50), J Ryan for Fahey (55), J O’Callaghan for Fitzell (55).

CLARE – D Sexton; A Downes, C Brennan, S Lineen; C O’Brien, S Malone, E Brew; G Looney, C Devitt; D Bolton, P Collins, C Cleary; C Duggan, J Malone, S Lynch.

Subs: W Flynn for Downes (47), E Cleary for Lynch (42), D Masterson for Devitt (49), M O’Neill for Collins (52), L Corry for Bolton (56).

Ref – R Moloney (Limerick)

  • For the record Cork and Kerry have both appeared in 37 finals (Kerry’s total includes 2 replays); Tipperary and Clare in 10 finals; Waterford in 8 finals and Limerick in 4 finals
  • Though Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary have won this competition in this millennium, the combined record of the so called four weaker counties since 2000 is played 88, won 31, lost 54 and drawn 3 – a winning percentage of 35%.
  • Kerry and Cork have dominated this competition and only once in the history of the championship were one or both counties not involved in the final. That was in 2000 when Limerick played Waterford in the Final in Dungarvan with Limerick lifting the crown for the first and only time on a 0-7 to 0-4 scoreline.

Munster Under 21 Football Cup

Corn na Cásca presented by the Football Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.

All Ireland Under 21 Football Championship

In Under 21 Football All Ireland Roll of Honour Cork have won 11 Titles and Kerry have 10 Titles to their credit. Cork were All Ireland Under 21 Champions in 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2007, 2009. Kerry titles were won in 1964, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2008

Cadbury Hero of the Future Awards

Former Cadbury Hero of the Future Award Winners:

  • 2006: Keith Higgins from Mayo
  • 2007: Fintan Goold from Cork
  • 2008: Killian Young from Kerry
  • 2009: Colm O’Neill from Cork
  • 2010: Rory O’Carroll from Dublin
  • 2011: Thomas Flynn from Galway
  • 2012: Ciaran Kilkenny from Dublin
  • 2013: Ian Burke from Galway

2014 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Matches played

QUARTER FINALS

Cork 0-18 Kerry 2-8 Austin Stack Park, Tralee Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Scorers for Cork: A Cadogan (0-5); D MacEoin (0-5, 0-1 free); S Kiely (0-3); M Sugrue (0-2); J Corkery, K Kavanagh (0-1 each).

Scorers for Kerry: J Crean (1-3, 1-0 pen, 0-2 frees); G O’Leary (1-0); T Hickey (0-3, 0-1 frees); C Keating (0-2).

Cork: M Martin (Nemo Rangers); J Davis (Douglas), C Dorman (Bishopstown), S Cronin (Nemo Rangers); B O’Driscoll (Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh), S White (Clonakilty), K Crowley (Millstreet); D Murphy (Valley Rovers), I McGuire (St Finbarr’s); M Sugrue (Bandon), C O’Sullivan (Clyda Rovers), S Kiely (Ballincollig); D Mac Eoin (Illen Rovers), D Harrington (Adrigole), A Cadogan (Douglas).

Subs: K Kavanagh for Murphy (HT), C McIntrye for O’Sullivan (HT), J Corkery for Harrington (36), K Fulignati for O’Driscoll (47).

KERRY: S Murphy (Kilcummin); N Breen (Beaufort), G Crowley (Templenoe), J McGuire (Listowel Emmets); P Ó Conchúir (Dingle), P Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), T Morley (Templenoe); K Murphy (Kilcummin), S Keane (Legion); G Horan (Austin Stacks), G O’Leary (Kilcummin), A Spillane (Templenoe); T Hickey (Desmonds), J Crean (Annascaul), C Keating (Skellig Rangers).

Subs: D Daly for Horan (40 mins), C Keane for O’Leary (47), C Fitzgerald for A Spillane (50), J O’Donoghue for Crean (54), C Jordan for Morley (60).

Referee: Keith O’Brien (Tipperary)

Tipperary 0-19 Waterford 2-3 Fraher Field Dungarvan, Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Scorers for Tipperary: G Henry 0-4, S Flynn 0-3 (2fs), J Keane, L McGrath, M Quinlivan 0-2 each, B Maher, S O’Brien, J McGrath, I Fahey, K Fahey, L Casey 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: D Hallahan, R Donnelly 1-0 each, K Sheehan 0-2, G Nugent 0-1 (f).

TIPPERARY: G Slattery; N O’Sullivan, J Feehan, C O’Sullivan; R Mulcahy, S Kennedy, B Maher; S O’Brien, C O’Riordan; J McGrath, I Fahey, G Henry; J Keane, M Quinlivan, S Flynn.

Subs: K Fahey for Mulcahy (20), L McGrath for Quinlivan (21), L Casey for O’Brien (38), J Lonergan for Keane (47), A Maguire for O’Sullivan (52), P Shanahan for Flynn (57).

WATERFORD: S Barron; B Looby, R Ó Ceallaigh, B Power; P Connors, B Phelan, D Foley; K Sheehan, S Keating; D Hallihan, D Murphy, M Curry; L Ó Corraoin, G Nugent, M Troy.

Subs: C Walsh for Looby (31), R Donnelly for Murphy (h-t), C Sheridan for Connors (42), P O’Connor for Troy (42).

Referee: S Joy (Kerry)

Cadbury Munster U21 Football S-Final – Cork 3-15 Limerick 0-8

Cork defeated Limerick by 3-15 to 0-8 in the Cadbury Munster GAA Football Under 21 Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday March 19th at Pairc Ui Rinn.

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Hayes content as Cork cut loose

Cork 3-15 Limerick 0-08

By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Sixteen points separated the sides at the end as Cork remained on track for a fourth consecutive Munster U21 football title at Páirc Uí Rinn last night. Three first-half goals went a long way towards seeing off a Limerick side who were never really given a chance to compete, with Dan Mac Eoin (scorer of 1-5), Alan Cadogan (1-4) and Mark Sugrue (1-2) standing out in the Cork attack.

Given that a big victory was widely expected beforehand, Cork manager Seán Hayes was not getting carried away. “You can’t read too much into it,” he said. “We did the job, we won the game, that’s what we hoped for, not to get caught. Sometimes these can be banana skins but we got the goals in the first half. “We weren’t right, we made an awful lot of silly mistakes and we have to improve, but it’s good to have a bit of room for improvement. “We were asking them to keep the workrate up in the second half, but it’s easy on the sideline, they knew on the field it was won. They went through the motions I know but we won and we have a final against Tipperary on April 9, that’s a different battle.”

What will have been encouraging is that Cork achieved victory without Cathal Vaughan, Kevin Crowley and Brian O’Driscoll, all of whom have been involved with the seniors. Hayes is optimistic that they will be back for the final in a few weeks. “We’d hope so,” he said. “I wouldn’t know the dates, but they were all running at half-time. Kevin Kavanagh pulled out as well, so we were missing a few players who’d be challenging for starting spots. “The other side of that was that we were able to give Sam Ryan and Alan O’Connor a first time ever wearing the Cork jersey in championship.”

Cork gave notice of their attacking incisiveness as early as the second minute, when Seán Kiely and Dan Mac Eoin cut through the visitors’ cover. When the ball was worked to Alan Cadogan, he handpassed across and while Cian O’Sullivan’s palmed effort was just over, it was clear there were goals there for the hosts.

The clock hadn’t even reached 10 minutes when the first of them arrived, Mark Sugrue profiting from David Harrington’s pass to make it 1-3 to 0-1. Limerick responded through Danny Neville and Kevin Moore but then Cadogan got Cork’s second goal, finishing smartly after the ball had broken around the goalmouth.

When Mac Eoin had the easy task of palming in Cadogan’s handpass shortly after that, it was 3-3 to 0-4. With Ian Maguire very influential at midfield, Cork then reeled off four unanswered points, Mac Eoin with a pair of beauties and Sugrue and Cadogan also on target.

Neville and Mike Fitzgibbon pointed for Limerick before half-time to leave them trailing by 10 at the break, but another two points was all they managed in the second period. Cork had pushed 14 clear before withdrawing their stars as the life began to seep out of the game. Harrington should probably have had a fourth goal but for a good save by James O’Meara and sub John Corkery also got on the scoresheet.

At the other end, Darragh Treacy — who has started for Limerick seniors in the league this year but was only introduced as a first-half sub here — came close to a goal but a great Jamie Davis block meant that only a 45 was coughed up. That was emblematic of the strong Cork defending throughout, and Hayes knows that it will be important again in the decider. “They’re a good team (Tipperary), they won the minor All-Ireland three years ago,” he said. “We’ll be the underdogs even though it’s on in Cork. They beat Cork by nine points in the Munster minor final, so we know it’s going to be tough.”

Scorers for Cork: D Mac Eoin 1-5 (one free), A Cadogan 1-4, M Sugrue 1-2 (one free), C O’Sullivan 0-2, D Harrington, J Corkery 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: D Neville (two frees), K Moore (one free), M Fitzgibbon 0-2 each, S O’Dea, J Mullins 0-1 each.

CORK: M Martin; J Davis, C Dorman, S Cronin; K Fulignati, S White, K Histon; K O’Hanlon, I Maguire; M Sugrue, C O’Sullivan, S Kiely; D Mac Eoin, D Harrington, A Cadogan.

Subs: S Ryan for Dorman, D Murphy for Maguire, C McIntyre for Mac Eoin (all 45), A O’Connor for White (53), J McDonnell for Martin (55).

LIMERICK: J O’Meara; R Meagher, K Brosnan, A Finnegan; T McCarthy, K Larkin, S Cahill; G Hegarthy, S O’Dea; R Glynn, D Neville, M Fitzgibbon; S McSweeney, J Mullins, K Moore.

Subs: B Finn for Cahill (15, injured), D Treacy for McSweeney (26), S Cusack for McCarthy (46), E O’Donnell for Moore (52).

Referee: R Hickey (Clare).

 

Cork claim 16-point win over Limerick to maintain bid for Munster U21 four-in-a-row

Cork 3-15 Limerick 0-8

Report from thescore.ie

GOALS FROM MARK Sugrue, Alan Cadogan and Dan MacEoin helped Cork cruise into the Munster U21 football final tonight with a comfortable semi-final win over Limerick at Páirc Uí Rinn.

MacEoin scored 1-5 with Cadogan grabbing 1-4 as the Rebels kept alive their hopes of a fourth successive provincial title at the grade. They will now face Tipperary in the final for the second successive year but will have home advantage for the game on April 9th.

Mark Sugrue struck Cork’s first goal in the 10th minute, the hosts led by 1-3 to 0-1 and further strikes to the net followed by Cadogan and MacEoin as Cork raced clear by 3-3 to 0-4.

By the break they had extended that advantage to 3-7 to 0-6 as Cork built on last week’s opening round victory over Kerry in Tralee. Danny Neville and Mike Fitzgibbon did their best to keep Limerick in touch on the scoreboard but they never looked like overhauling Cork. Even with senior defenders Kevin Crowley and Brian O’Driscoll absent through injury, Cork did the business to ensure their hopes of claiming a fourth successive Munster U21 title are still on track.

Scorers for Cork: Dan Mac Eoin 1-5 (0-1 free), Alan Cadogan 1-4, Mark Sugrue 1-2 (0-1 free), Cian O’Sullivan 0-2, David Harrington, John Corkery 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: Danny Neville (0-2 frees), Kevin Moore (0-1 free), Mike Fitzgibbon 0-2 each, Sean O’Dea, Jason Mullins 0-1 each.

CORK: Micheál Martin (Nemo Rangers); Jamie Davis (Douglas), Conor Dorman (Bishopstown), Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers); Kevin Fulignati (Nemo Rangers), Seán White (Clonakilty), Kieran Histon (Cobh); Killian O’Hanlon (Kilshannig), Ian Maguire (St. Finbarr’s); Mark Sugrue (Bandon), Cian O’Sullivan (Clyda Rovers), Sean Kiely (Ballincollig); Dan MacEoin (Ilen Rovers), David Harrington (Adrigole), Alan Cadogan (Douglas).

Sub: John Corkery (Aghabullogue).

LIMERICK: James O’Mara (Fr Caseys); Alan Finnegan (Na Piarsiagh), Kevin Brosnan (Monagea), Ryan Meagher (St Patricks); Tony McCarthy (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Kieran Larkin (Banogue), Stephen Cahill (Mountcollins); Gearoid Hegarthy (St Patricks), Sean O’Dea (Kilteely-Dromkeen); Mike Fitzgibbon (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Danny Neville (Askeaton-Ballysteen), Ryan Glynn (Bruff); Kevin Moore (Glin), Jason Mullins (St Patricks), Sean McSweeney (St Kierans).

Referee: Rory Hickey (Clare)

Admission Prices

Adult – €10
Student/OAP with appropriate ID Card – €5
Under 16s are free

Adult tickets can be purchased in advance at any Centra or Supervalu shop. Students / OAP’s pre purchasing should buy the full price adult ticket and get a concession of €5 on the evening of the game.

Fixture Details

WEDNESDAY MARCH 19TH 2014

CADBURY MUNSTER UNDER 21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL

Cork v Limerick

Corcaigh v Luimneach

Venue: Páirc Uí Rinn, Corcaigh at 7.30pm

Referee: Rory Hickey (An Clár)

Extra Time if necessary

Next Round – the winners play Tipperary or Clare in the Munster Final on Wednesday April 9th at 7:30pm

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

Team News

Limerick team to play Cork: James O’Mara (Fr Caseys); Alan Finnegan (Na Piarsiagh), Kevin Brosnan (Monagea), Ryan Meagher (St Patricks); Tony McCarthy (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Kieran Larkin (Banogue), Stephen Cahill (Mountcollins); Gearoid Hegarthy (St Patricks), Sean O’Dea (Kilteely-Dromkeen); Mike Fitzgibbon (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Danny Neville (Askeaton-Ballysteen), Ryan Glynn (Bruff); Kevin Moore (Glin), Jason Mullins (St Patricks), Sean McSweeney (St Kierans)

The Cork U21 Football team to play Limerick on Wednesday night at 7.30pm in Páirc Uí Rinn will line out as follows:

1. Micheál Martin (Nemo Rangers)

2. Jamie Davis (Douglas

3. Conor Dorman (Bishopstown – Captain)

4. Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers)

5. Kevin Fulignati (Nemo Rangers)

6. Seán White (Clonakilty)

7. Kieran Histon (Cobh)

8. Killian O’Hanlon (Kilshannig)

9. Ian Maguire (St. Finbarr’s)

10. Mark Sugrue (Bandon)

11. Cian O’Sullivan (Clyda Rovers)

12. Sean Kiely (Ballincollig)

13. Dan MacEoin (Ilen Rovers)

14. David Harrington (Adrigole)

15. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)

Subs

16. James McDonnell (St. Finbarr’s)

17. Sam Ryan (St. Finbarr’s)

18. Alan O’Connor (St. Finbarr’s)

19. Tomás O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers)

20. Kevin Kavanagh (Carrigaline)

21. Killian McIntyre (Carrigaline)

22. John Corkery ( Aghabullogue)

23. Conor Horgan (Nemo Rangers)

24. Darragh Murphy (Valley Rovers)

There are three changes to the starting fifteen for Wednesday night’s game. Kevin Crowley aggravated a groing injury during the Allianz League defeat to Mayo on Sunday, while Brian O’Driscoll has not recovered from the hamstring problem which saw him taken off during the defeat of Kerry. Kevin Fulignati (Nemo Rangers) and Kieran Histon (Cobh) are their replacements at wing back, while Killian O’Hanlon (Kilshannig) starts at mid-field in place of Darragh Murphy.

Cathal Vaughan, who was withdrawn due to injury before the quarter-final, is not yet fully fit, and TJ Brosnan continues his recovery from a broken jaw.

Additional Panel Members

Cathal Vaughan (Iveleary) – Not considered due to injury

Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh) – Not considered due to injury

Kevin Crowley (Millstreet) – Not considered due to injury

TJ Brosnan (Newmarket) – Not considered due to injury

Dylan Quinn (St. Finbarr’s) – Not considered due to injury

Sam Oakes ( Bishopstown) – Not considered due to injury

Paddy Rossiter (O’Donovan Rossa)

Anthony Casey ( Kiskeam)

Killian O’Connor (Mallow)

Kevin Davis (O’Donovan Rossa)

John Leahy (Clonakilty)

Mark Quinn ( Dohenys)

LIMERICK PANEL: James O’Mara (Fr Caseys Abbeyfeale); Brian Bourke (Na Piarsiagh), Sam Mullins (Claughaun), Ryan Meagher (St Patricks), Alan Finnegan (Na Piarsiagh), Shane Cusack (Ahane), Stephen Cahill (Mountcollins), Kevin Brosnan (Monagea), Joey Healy (Newcastle West), Paul White (St Marys Sean Finns Rathkeale), Kevin O’Donoghue (Hospital-Herbertstown), Darren Jones (St Mary Sean Finns Rathkeale), Brian Finn (Bruff), Gearoid Hegarty (St Patricks), Sean O’Dea (Kilteely-Dromkeen), Ryan Glynn (Bruff), Conor Sheehan (Cappamore), Darragh Treacy (St Kierans), Cian Sheehan (Newcastle West), Denis O’Dea (Kilteely-Dromkeen), Eoin O’Donnell (St Mary Sean Finns Rathkeale), Kieran Larkin (Croom), Mike Fitzgibbon (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Peter Hodnett (Na Piarsiagh), Sean McSweeney (St Kierans), Danny Neville (Askeaton-Ballysteen), Jerry Flavin (Fedamore), Jack Flavin (Fedamore), Jason Mullins (St Patricks), Tony McCarthy (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Evan Quinlan (Monaleen), Kevin Moore (Glin), Patrick Stack (Dromcollogher-Broadford)

For the Record

Limerick

Cork

2014 Team Management

Diarmuid Sheehy (Manager)

Selectors –

Kieran Dore, Moss McCarthy, & Brian McCarthy

Manager – Seán Hayes
(Nemo Rangers)

Coach – Gene O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh)

Selectors –

Sean Bownes (Castlemartyr), Mick O’Loughlin (Bishopstown),
Niall Kelleher (Millstreet)

2014 Captains

Kevin Brosnan (Monagea)

Conor Dorman (Bishopstown)

2013 Championship Performance

Lost to Limerick by 2-11 to 0-14 in the semi-final at Páirc nan Gael Limerick.

Defeated Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary to win the Munster Final before losing to Galway in the All-Ireland Final.

Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles

1

24

Last Munster Under 21 Football Title

2000

2013

Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 21
Won – 8
Lost – 13
Drawn – 0
Played – 32
Won – 26
Lost – 5
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship 2013 Semi-Final at Páirc na nGael – Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-11
Brian Hurley scored 1-5 (1-2 from play) and John O’Rourke scored 1-2 as Cork advanced to the final with a 9 point win.
What happened 3 years ago?2011 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up Lost by 1-13 to 0-9 to Tipperary in the first round before losing to Clare by 1-10 to 0-10 in the play-off game for a semi-final place. Defeated Clare on two occasions before losing to Tipperary by 3-11 to 1-9 in the Munster Final at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.

 

2014 Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship Fixtures / Results

Quarter Finals

Wednesday March 12th 

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee                Cork 0-18 v Kerry 2-8

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                 Tipperary 0-19 v Waterford 2-3

Semi-Finals

Wednesday March 19th  

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                  Cork v Limerick

@ Miltown Malbay                               Clare v Tipperary or Waterford

Final

Wednesday April 9th

Munster Under 21 Football Championship Roll of Honour

Kerry (25) – 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2008

Cork (24) – 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013

Limerick (1) – 2000

Waterford (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2010

Munster Under 21 Football Championship – Useful Information

  • Having failed to win a game in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship between 2002 and 2006, Tipperary have managed to win at least one match in this competition in 6 of the last 7 years, including the 2010 Munster title.
  • Waterford have lost their last 9 matches in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship.
  • Cork are going for their fourth Munster Under 21 Football title in a row. The last such sequence of victories for Cork came from 2004 to 2007 when they won four titles on the trot – each of them against different opposition in the final (Kerry, Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary). Cork have also won 3 or more Munster titles in a row in this competition from 1969-1971, 1979-1981, 1984-1986.
  • At the turn of the millennium, only Cork and Kerry had won Munster Under 21 Football titles with Kerry out in front in the roll of honour by 23 titles to 15. Since then, Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary have captured 1 title each while Cork have dominated to the extent that a victory in the 2014 Munster Under 21 Football Championship will see the Rebel County draw level on the roll of honour with Kerry for the first time since the 1970’s.
  • Kerry won five Munster Under 21 Football titles in a row from 1995 to 1999, winning the All-Ireland in three of those five years – 1995, 1996 and 1998.
  • Last meeting – 2013 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Semi-Final at Páirc na nGael
    Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-11

Scorers for Cork: B. Hurley 1-5 (0-3 fs) J. O’Rourke 1-2; C. Vaughan 0-3; D. MacEoin 0-2; A. Cadogan and L. Connolly 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: F. O’Riordan 0-7 (fs); D. Frewen 0-2; P. Nash, D. Neville, 0-1 each.

CORK: D. Hanrahan, B. O’Driscoll, C. Dorman, A. Cronin, TJ Brosnan, D. Cahalane (C), J. Wall, T. Clancy, I. Maguire, A. Cadogan, M. Sugrue, J. O’Rourke, D. MacEoin, B. Hurley, L. Connolly.

Subs: C. Vaughan for Sugrue, HT; J. Burns for T. Clancy, 51; S. Kiely for Cadogan, 54; K. Crowley for A. Cronin, 58; K. Hallissey for MacEoin, 59

LIMERICK: J. Brudair, S. Cahill, J. O’Meara (C), B. McCarthy, P. White, I. Corbett, S. Barrett, D. Treacy, P. O’Donnell, S. Sheahan, M. Brosnan, D. Frewen, D. Neville, F. Riordan, P. Nash.

Subs: J. Lee for S. Cahill, 44; K. O’Donoghue for S. Barrett, 45; B. Creamer for P. O’Donnell, 50; K. Larkin for P. Nash, 55; D. O’Dea for M. Brosnan, 58.

Referee: K. O’Brien (Tipperary)

  • For the record Cork and Kerry have both appeared in 37 finals (Kerry’s total includes 2 replays); Tipperary and Clare in 10 finals; Waterford in 8 finals and Limerick in 4 finals
  • Though Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary have won this competition in this millennium, the combined record of the so called four weaker counties since 2000 is played 88, won 31, lost 54 and drawn 3 – a winning percentage of 35%.
  • Kerry and Cork have dominated this competition and only once in the history of the championship were one or both counties not involved in the final. That was in 2000 when Limerick played Waterford in the Final in Dungarvan with Limerick lifting the crown for the first and only time on a 0-7 to 0-4 scoreline.

Munster Under 21 Football Cup

Corn na Cásca presented by the Football Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.

All Ireland Under 21 Football Championship

In Under 21 Football All Ireland Roll of Honour Cork have won 11 Titles and Kerry have 10 Titles to their credit. Cork were All Ireland Under 21 Champions in 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2007, 2009. Kerry titles were won in 1964, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2008

Cadbury Hero of the Future Awards

Former Cadbury Hero of the Future Award Winners:

  • 2006: Keith Higgins from Mayo
  • 2007: Fintan Goold from Cork
  • 2008: Killian Young from Kerry
  • 2009: Colm O’Neill from Cork
  • 2010: Rory O’Carroll from Dublin
  • 2011: Thomas Flynn from Galway
  • 2012: Ciaran Kilkenny from Dublin
  • 2013: Ian Burke from Galway

2014 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Matches played

QUARTER FINALS

Cork 0-18 Kerry 2-8 Austin Stack Park, Tralee Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Scorers for Cork: A Cadogan (0-5); D MacEoin (0-5, 0-1 free); S Kiely (0-3); M Sugrue (0-2); J Corkery, K Kavanagh (0-1 each).

Scorers for Kerry: J Crean (1-3, 1-0 pen, 0-2 frees); G O’Leary (1-0); T Hickey (0-3, 0-1 frees); C Keating (0-2).

Cork: M Martin (Nemo Rangers); J Davis (Douglas), C Dorman (Bishopstown), S Cronin (Nemo Rangers); B O’Driscoll (Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh), S White (Clonakilty), K Crowley (Millstreet); D Murphy (Valley Rovers), I McGuire (St Finbarr’s); M Sugrue (Bandon), C O’Sullivan (Clyda Rovers), S Kiely (Ballincollig); D Mac Eoin (Illen Rovers), D Harrington (Adrigole), A Cadogan (Douglas).

Subs: K Kavanagh for Murphy (HT), C McIntrye for O’Sullivan (HT), J Corkery for Harrington (36), K Fulignati for O’Driscoll (47).

KERRY: S Murphy (Kilcummin); N Breen (Beaufort), G Crowley (Templenoe), J McGuire (Listowel Emmets); P Ó Conchúir (Dingle), P Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht), T Morley (Templenoe); K Murphy (Kilcummin), S Keane (Legion); G Horan (Austin Stacks), G O’Leary (Kilcummin), A Spillane (Templenoe); T Hickey (Desmonds), J Crean (Annascaul), C Keating (Skellig Rangers).

Subs: D Daly for Horan (40 mins), C Keane for O’Leary (47), C Fitzgerald for A Spillane (50), J O’Donoghue for Crean (54), C Jordan for Morley (60).

Referee: Keith O’Brien (Tipperary)

Tipperary 0-19 Waterford 2-3 Fraher Field Dungarvan, Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Scorers for Tipperary: G Henry 0-4, S Flynn 0-3 (2fs), J Keane, L McGrath, M Quinlivan 0-2 each, B Maher, S O’Brien, J McGrath, I Fahey, K Fahey, L Casey 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: D Hallahan, R Donnelly 1-0 each, K Sheehan 0-2, G Nugent 0-1 (f).

TIPPERARY: G Slattery; N O’Sullivan, J Feehan, C O’Sullivan; R Mulcahy, S Kennedy, B Maher; S O’Brien, C O’Riordan; J McGrath, I Fahey, G Henry; J Keane, M Quinlivan, S Flynn.

Subs: K Fahey for Mulcahy (20), L McGrath for Quinlivan (21), L Casey for O’Brien (38), J Lonergan for Keane (47), A Maguire for O’Sullivan (52), P Shanahan for Flynn (57).

WATERFORD: S Barron; B Looby, R Ó Ceallaigh, B Power; P Connors, B Phelan, D Foley; K Sheehan, S Keating; D Hallihan, D Murphy, M Curry; L Ó Corraoin, G Nugent, M Troy.

Subs: C Walsh for Looby (31), R Donnelly for Murphy (h-t), C Sheridan for Connors (42), P O’Connor for Troy (42).

Referee: S Joy (Kerry).