Munster Intermediate Hurling Final – Cork 4-15 Tipperary 2-8

Cork defeated Tipperary by 4-15 to 2-8 in the Munster GAA Intermediate Hurling Championship Final on Wednesday June 25th at Pairc Ui Rinn.


Three-goal Drake sees Rebels reclaim title

By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cork 4-15 Tipperary 2-8

Tipperary’s quest for a three-in-a-row of Munster and All-Ireland IHC titles came to ground as Cork were deserving victors at Páirc Uí Rinn last night. Set on their way by a pair of David Drake goals inside eight minutes, Cork always looked likelier victors. While their play may not have sparkled all night, they minimised their errors while Tipp struggled to function until a 14-minute purple patch during the second half, when they outscored their hosts by 2-3 to no score.

By that stage, though, the outcome was decided and Cork finished strongly to ensure victory – the county’s first Munster hurling title since the intermediate of 2010. The way they began was vitally important to the outcome, according to Cork manager Liam Hayes. “It’s a big advantage when you start so well,” he said. “It gives you the cushion to drive on, the lads responded well. I’m happy enough but we went to sleep for a bit in the second half. We’ll have a look at it.

“It’s nice to be in the All-Ireland series, when Tipp beat us last year in the final hit us hard. A lot of these guys were involved then and they were disappointed with how the year ended so they wanted to respond, and they did.”

As impressive as Cork were, Tipp were part-architects in their own downfall in the first half. Both of Drake’s goals came after deliveries were allowed to bounce around the goalmouth, they had 10 first-half wides and none of their four points before the break came from play. Cork, with full-forward John Cronin getting through a lot of ball from his posting as a third midfielder, profited, with Cormac Murphy excellent in the half-back line while Michael O’Sullivan and Peter O’Brien also did well.

The half-time margin was 2-8 to 0-4, and points from Murphy and O’Brien extended the lead before another nail was applied to the Tipp coffin. When Michael Walsh’s point effort came back off the post, sub Mark Sugrue was quickest to react as he fired to the net, and Cork added five more points to lead by 18 before Tipp opened their second-half account.

To give them credit, Michael Sheedy’s goal was followed in quick succession by Kieran Morris’s green flag. Even though Aiden McGrath got two 65s and John Sheedy got their first point from play as Cork went 14 minutes without play, Tipp were only playing for pride by this stage.

Cronin ended their drought and Colm Barry also got a fine point before Drake finished the evening for Cork with his hat-trick goal. From Walsh’s neat pass, he took the ball down and then side-stepped goalkeeper James Logue to cap a good evening for him and his side. Galway await Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final.

Scorers for Cork: D Drake 3-0, P O’Brien 0-4 (frees), M Sugrue 1-1, J Cronin, M O’Sullivan 0-3 each, C Murphy 0-2 (one free), C Casey, C Barry 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: M Sheedy, K Morris 1-0 each T O’Brien (frees), A McGrath (two 65s, one free) 0-3 each, K Fox, J Sheedy 0-1 each.

CORK: R Cunningham; J O’Callaghan, A Dennehy, B Ó Tuama; C Murphy, T Healy, C Barry; N Kelly, M Walsh; J Walsh, P O’Brien, M O’Sullivan; C Casey, J Cronin, D Drake.
Subs: M Sugrue for Kelly (half-time), R Cashman for Murphy (47-51, injured), T Lawrence for O’Callaghan (50), A Mannix for O’Brien (55), R Crowley for Drake (59), Cashman for Healy (60).

TIPPERARY: J Logue; P Ryan, Andrew Ryan, D Quinn; B Stapleton, R Sherlock, A McGrath; J Gallagher, P White; S Curran, M Sheedy, T Heffernan; T O’Brien, B Walsh, D Collins.
Subs: Adrian Ryan for Walsh (28, injured), K Morris for Heffernan (37), D Stapleton for A Ryan (41), K Fox for P White (44), J Sheedy for O’Brien (49).

Referee: D O’Driscoll (Limerick)


Team News

The Cork Intermediate team to play Tipperary in the Munster Final tomorrow night at 7.30pm in Páirc Uí Rinn will line out as follows:

1. Richie Cunningham – Youghal
2. John Callaghan – Inniscarra (Captain)
3. Alan Dennehy – Charleville
4. Barra O Tuama – Castlemartyr
5. Colm Barry – Castlelyons
6. Tadgh Healy – Buttevant
7. Cormac Murphy – Mallow
8. Nicky Kelly – Mayfield
9. Michael Walsh – Kildorrery
10. Jamie Wall – Kilbrittan
11. Peter O’Brien- Kildorrery
12. Michael O’Sullivan -Tracton
13. Colm Casey – Inniscarra
14. John Cronin – Lisgoold
15. David Drake – Carrigaline

Subs
16. James McSweeney – Bandon
17. John Grace – Youghal
18. Tomás Lawrence – Brian Dillons
19. Ross Cashman – Kilbrittan
20. Ronan Crowley – Bandon
21. Mark Kennefick – Ballygarvan
22. Adrian Mannix – Kilworth
23. Kevin Hallissey – Eire Og
24. John Sheehan – Argideen Rangers

Liam Hayes and his selectors have made two changes to the side that defeated Clare in the semi-final, with Nicky Kelly and Colm Casey returning from injury in place of Ross Cashman and Mark Kennefick.

Extended Panel Members
Cian McCarthy (Brian Dillons)
Fionn Keane (Newcestown)
Barry Lawton (Castlemartyr)

The Tipperary team to play Cork in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Final this Wednesday night at 7.30pm in Pairc Uí Rinn shows 3 changes from the starting line up that beat Limerick in the semi final.

Paudie Whyte, Sean Curran and Bill Walsh come in to the team in place of Denis Stapleton, Thomas Cleary and John Sheedy. Also added to the panel since the Limerick game are Adrian Ryan (Templederry Kenyons) and Kieran Morris (Moycarkey-Borris)

1. James Logue, Ballingarry
2. Daire Quinn, Nenagh Eire Óg
3. Andrew Ryan Toomevara
4. Pat Ryan, Clonakenny
5. Brian Stapleton, Templederry Kenyons
6. Ronan Sherlock, Silvermines (Captain)
7. Aiden McGrath, Loughmore Castleiney
8. Joe Gallagher, Kildangan
9. Paudi White, Clonoulty Rossmore
10. Sean Curran, Mullinahone
11. Michael Sheedy, Portroe
12. Tommy Heffernan, Nenagh Eire Óg
13. Tony O’Brien, St Patricks
14. Bill Walsh, Carrick Swan
15. David Collins, Drom & Inch
16. Darragh Mooney Eire Og Annacarty
17. Bobby Bergin, Clonakenny
18. Joe Carroll, Roscrea
19. Kevin Fox, Eire Og Annacarty
20. Kieran Morris, Moycarkey-Borris
21. Adrian Ryan, Templederry Kenyons
22. John Sheedy, Portroe
23. Denis Stapleton Sean Treacy’s
24. Kevin Walzer, Mullinahone

Manager: John Carroll (Roscrea)
Selectors: Sean O’Meara (Mullinahone), John Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane), Anthony “Bricky” O‘Neill (Cappawhite).

Also on the Tipperary IH Panel are – Steven Buckley, St Marys Clonmel; Darren O’Connor, Roscrea; James Waters, Carrick Swans and Paul Ryan, Upperchurch-Drombane.

Munster Minor Hurling Semi-Final – Waterford 2-13 Clare 2-12

Waterford defeated Clare by 2-13 to 2-12 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday June 25th at Fraher Field Dungarvan.


Dogged Waterford refuse to waver

By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Waterford 2-13 Clare 2-12

In a most bizarre hour’s hurling, the engraving on Waterford manager Derek Lyons’ wristband summed up perfectly this Munster semi-final. Its message: winners never quit.

The reigning All-Ireland champions, having been put to the pin of their collar, had done just that and were rewarded with a place in the Munster decider on July 13. Successive points from Waterford’s Shane Bennett and Patrick Curran had moved the home outfit two in front entering time added on, a remarkable overtaking effort given they were two adrift and very much under the cosh coming down the home stretch.

Clare, having dragged themselves back into contention in the second-half, minus the services of midfielder Michael O’Malley who received a red card on 35 minutes for striking Darragh Lyons, were not prepared to fold. Jason McCarthy launched a probing delivery into the Waterford danger area. Up went well over a dozen hands, Patrick Fitzgerald rising highest. The Clare midfielder pulled down possession and unleashed a powerful effort on goal. Save, an outstanding one at that by Déise keeper Billy Nolan.

Nolan had gift-wrapped Clare’s opening major when running out over a half-hit Aaron Shanagher effort 10 minutes in. Still U16, the goalkeeper could easily have dropped the head. Winners, though, never quit.

“I never believed it was gone from us because I know the quality of lads we have,” said Lyons. “When they got back level within 10 minutes of the second-half you were saying where are we going to pull this from and at that stage you do have a little doubt, but the calibre of the players and the subs that came in, particularly Eddie Meaney, was crucial. I think the turning point was centre-forward Conor Gleeson going back centre-back midway through the second-half when Clare were on top. He controlled that whole area and it did give us an impetus which we fed off.”

As for Nolan’s intervention at the death? “I just said to him there he is lucky he got it because he made a balls of the first one. He would be the first to acknowledge that. If I saw anything coming here tonight the one thing I wouldn’t have seen coming was Billy making a mess of that first one. He is an absolutely brilliant goalkeeper and my heart would have went out to him had we lost this game. It was ironic that he kept us in the game in the end.”

Waterford, boasting five changes in personal and 12 positional switches to the side which overcame Clare in their first round meeting back in April, roared into proceedings and had two white flags raised inside the opening minute. Indeed, by the seventh minute their advantage stood at 1-6 to 0-0. Corner-forward Patrick Curran crashed home the opening major of the contest, with Conor Gleeson, Aaron O’Sullivan and the aforementioned Curran splitting the posts.

Then followed Nolan’s blunder, the stroke of luck which Clare badly required. A second major arrived in the subsequent action as Shanagher, holding off the challenge of full-back MJ Sutton, fired to the net. Game on. Waterford ratcheted it up a further notch with Curran sniping a pair of frees. Shane Bennett, following a superb run down the right wing, struck for goal number two on 28 minutes — 2-8 to 2-2 the interval difference, hugely unreflective of Waterford’s dominance.

In keeping with the strange nature of the contest, ridden with errors and poor decision making, Clare assumed control at the change of ends, notching eight unanswered points to edge 2-10 to 2-8 clear — Ian Galvin, Cormac Curran (0-3, 0-2 frees), Shanagher and Patrick Fitzgerald all on target. An ultra-productive period for the Banner, all the more impressive given it was achieved with only 14-men.

Winners, though, never quit and Curran and substitute Eddie Meaney pegged back the difference before Waterford drove for the line. “Early in the second-half was squeaky bum time for us because Clare brought the game massively to us,” continued Lyons. “We responded, thankfully.”

Scorers for Waterford: P Curran (1-7, 0-4 frees); S Bennett (1-2, 0-2 frees); C Gleeson (0-2); E Meaney, A O’Sullivan (0-1 each).

Scorers for Clare: A Shanagher (2-2, 0-1 free); C Corbett (0-4, 0-3 frees); J McCarthy, G Whyte, M O’Malley, I Galvin, B Guilfoyle, D Fitzgerald (0-1 each).

WATERFORD: B Nolan; E Hayden, MJ Sutton; M Cronin; C Prunty, C Roche, J Mullaney; D Lyons, A Molumby; S Bennett, C Gleeson, C Curran; P Hogan, A O’Sullivan, P Curran.
Subs: S Ryan for O’Sullivan (HT), B Nolan for Hanley (47), J Allen for Curran (47), S Murray for Hayden (50).

CLARE: J Loughnane; C Cooney, S Downey, R Hayes; J McCarthy, D Walsh, B O’Gorman; M O’Malley, D Fitzgerald; C Corbett, M O’Shea, I Galvin; P McNamara, A Shanagher, B Guilfoyle.

ubs: G Whyte for M O’Shea (27 mins), L O’Donovan for McNamara (55), D Chaplin for Corbett (57).

Referee: J McCormack (Tipperary)


Déise advance to Munster Minor Hurling Final

ELECTRIC IRELAND MUNSTER MHC SEMI-FINAL: WATERFORD 2-13 CLARE 2-12

Report from GAA.ie

Reigning All-Ireland champions Waterford overcame a strong challenge from Clare at Fraher Field on Wednesday night to advance to the Munster Minor Hurling Championship final for the second year in a row. Waterford made a brilliant start to the game and were 1-6 to 0-0 in front with just eight minutes on the clock. Patrick Curran found the net early on for the Déise, while Conor Gleeson and Aaron O’Sullivan also got on the scoreboard in the opening stages.

However, at the mid-point of the first half, Clare struck two goals in the space of a couple of minutes through the prolific Aaron Shanagher to turn the game completely on its head. Those two goals kept Clare in touch until the very end of the half, when a Shane Bennett goal restored Waterford’s supremacy and left them 2-8 to 2-2 ahead at the interval.

Clare were reduced to 14 players early in the second half when Michael O’Malley was dismissed, but it didn’t stop them coming right back into the game when Colin Corbett reeled off four points without reply. Clare managed eight points without reply in total between the start of the second half and the 48th minute to leave themselves two ahead, but Waterford restored parity to leave the sides level with five minutes to go. Tired after their impressive comeback, Clare flagged in the closing minutes, and Waterford points from Curran and Bennett sent them through to the decider, where they will face Cork or Limerick.


Admission Details

Adults – €10
Students / OAPs – €5 (concession at the style on production of relevant ID)
Under 16s free


Team News

The Waterford Minor Hurling Team to play Clare on Wednesday night in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship in Fraher Field, Dungarvan has been announced tonight. Throw In 7.30pm.

1. Billy Nolan Roanmore
2. Eddie Hayden Ballygunner
3. M.J. Sutton Ferrybank
4. Michael Cronin Ardmore
5. Conor Prunty Abbeyside/Ballinacourty
6. Colm Roche Shamrocks
7. Jack Mullaney Stradbally
8. Darragh Lyons Dungarvan
9. Andy Molumby Cappoquin
10. Shane Bennett Ballysaggart
11. Conor Gleeson Fourmilewater
12. Cormac Curran Brickey Rangers
13. Peter Hogan Ballygunner
14. Aaron O Sullivan Cappoquin
15. Patrick Curran Dungarvan ​

CLARE: J Loughnane; C Cooney, S Downey, R Hayes; B O’Gorman, D Walsh, D McCarthy; M O’Malley, D Fitzgerald; C Corbett, M O’Shea, I Galvin; P McNamara, A Shanagher, B Guilfoyle


When – Wednesday June 25th at 7.30pm

Where – Fraher Field Dungarvan

Referee – John McCormack (Tipperary)

Standby Referee – Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)

Linesman – Johnny Ryan (Tipperary)

4th Official – David Grogan (Tipperary)

Umpires – John Hadnett, Mickey Butler, Pat McCormack, Adrian Crosse (Tipperary)

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 will qualify for the Munster final on Sunday July 13th against Cork or Limerick.

For the Record

  Clare Waterford
2014 Team Management Eamon Fennessy – Manager

Kenny Morrissey – Trainer

Alan Cunningham

Martin Duggan

 

Derek Lyons (Dungarvan) – Manager

John Treacy (Passage)

Paul Keane (St. Mollerans)

2014 Team Captain Darragh Walsh
(Éire Óg)
Shane Ryan
(De La Salle)
2013 Championship Performance Lost to Cork by 3-15 to 2-14 in the first round and to Waterford by 4-18 to 1-10 in the play-off for a semi-final place. Lost the first round to Tipperary by 2-18 to 1-15. Defeated Clare by 4-18 to 1-10 in the play-off for a semi-final place. Defeated Cork by 3-19 to 1-20 aet in the semi-final. Lost to Limerick by 1-20 to 4-8 in Munster final replay but went on to win their first All Ireland title since 1948 by defeating Galway in the final.
Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 4 4
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2011 2009
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 42
Won – 20
Lost – 21
Drawn – 1
Played – 37
Won – 14
Lost – 19
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship April 9th 2014 – Munster 1st round at Cusack Park Ennis Waterford 1-13 Clare 0-11– a late surge of 1-5 without reply saw Waterford come from behind to win.

MUNSTER GAA HURLING MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2014

First Round

Wednesday April 9th

@ Páirc Uí Rinn                               Cork 5-26                   Kerry 0-9

@ Cusack Park Ennis                     Waterford 1-13          Clare 0-11

Thursday April 10th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Limerick 3-17            Tipperary 2-11

Play-offs

Tuesday April 22nd Play-Off 1

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Clare 6-25                 Kerry 0-11

Wednesday April 30th Play-Off 2

@ Cusack Park, Ennis                   Clare 1-23                 Tipperary 0-12

Semi-Finals

Wednesday June 25th

@ Fraher Field, Dungarvan                       Clare v Waterford                                         @7.30pm

Thursday June 26th

@ Gaelic Grounds, Limerick                      Cork v Limerick                                             @7.30pm

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

Waterford and Clare last met at Fraher Field in the 2013 Munster minor hurling championship when Waterford secured a 4-18 to 1-10 victory in a semi-final play-off game.

Limerick are the defending Munster Minor Hurling Champions following a 1-20 to 4-8 victory over Waterford at Semple Stadium in the 2013 final replay. `

Waterford secured their first All Ireland minor hurling title since 1948 when they defeated Galway in the final on September 8th 2013 by 1-21 to 0-16.

Cork last appeared in a Munster Minor Hurling final in 2008 when they won the title by defeating Tipperary by 0-19 to 0-18.

1989 was the last time Limerick qualified for 2 consecutive Munster finals.

Cork Coach Mark Landers captained Cork to win the All-Ireland senior hurling title in 1999. Manager Denis Ring guided St. Colman’s College Fermoy to a number of Harty Cup titles. This is a first season in charge for Denis and his team, who were appointed at the end of last season.

Clare appeared in 3 Munster minor hurling finals in a row from 2010 to 2012, winning in 2010 and 2011 against Waterford and losing to Tipperary in 2012. Several of their All Ireland senior winning squad of 2013 featured on those minor teams.

Top Scorers by County in 2014 Championship: Clare – Aaron Shanagher 4-26 (1-19 frees, 0-2 65s); Cork –  Eoghan Kenny and Luke Meade 2-4 each; Kerry – Brandon Barrett (0-4 all frees); Limerick – Barry Nash 2-2; Tipperary – Andrew Coffey 1-3 (0-1 free); Waterford – Patrick Curran 0-7 (0-6 frees)

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (37) – 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012

Cork (32) – 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 , 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Limerick (6) – 1940, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984 , 2013

Waterford (4) – 1929, 1948, 1992, 2009

Clare (4) – 1981, 1989, 2010, 2011

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began in1928 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mh_teams/

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A., Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary are sedond in the charts with 19 titles behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Cork have won 18 titles, Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984) and Waterford joined them on 3 last year (1929, 1948, 2013) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 14 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has returned to Munster on 5 occasions – Cork (2001), Tipperary (2006, 2007 and 2012) and Waterford (2013). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007 and 2012

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001