All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 2 – Clare 4-26 Carlow 2-13

Clare defeated Carlow by 4-26 to 2-13 n Round 2 of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers on Sunday July 13th at Dr. Cullen Park.

Clare hand Carlow 19-point defeat in All-Ireland football qualifier

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Clare 4-26 Carlow 2-13

ALL-STAR HURLER Podge Collins netted as Clare easily advanced their All-Ireland football qualifier cause, keeping his own faint Championship hopes alive. Few would have suspected the 2013 All-Ireland hurling medallist would finish out this year’s Championship as a footballer.

But the dual star was suspended for Saturday’s hurling defeat to Clare and successfully turned his attentions to football at Dr Cullen Park. He was at his best in the first-half, helping Clare to build a big lead and he booted their third goal early in the second-half. The Cratloe man was eventually taken off with 20 minutes to go and received huge applause from the travelling Clare fans.

It was all too easy for a Clare side managed by Collins’ father, Colm, who wrapped up their Round 2B victory by half-time. The hosts did pick off several nice points from distance but were generally under huge pressure from Clare. Podge and Sean Collins pulled the strings for players like David Tubridy and Rory Donnelly to grab the crucial scores.

Donnelly hit Clare’s first goal after 29 minutes and Shane Brennan added a second in injury-time, putting them 2-15 to 1-6 clear at half-time.
Carlow, who leaked seven goals to Meath here in the Leinster championship, shot some nice points from distance and Ciaran Moran grabbed a goal. But Clare never let up and added more goals through Podge Collins and sub Podge McMahon in the second-half. They will head into tomorrow morning’s Round 2B draw as underdogs but will fancy their chances having previously ran Kerry to within four points in Munster.

Scorers for Clare: Rory Donnelly 1-3, Podge McMahon 1-2 (1f), Shane Brennan 1-1, Gary Brennan (1f, 0-1 pen), Enda Coughlan and David Tubridy (1f) 0-4 each, Padraic Collins 1-0, Shane McGrath and Eoin Cleary 0-3 each, Sean Collins 0-2.

Scorers for Carlow: Ciaran Moran and David Bambrick 1-0 each, Daniel St Ledger, Cathal Coughlan (1f) and Paul Broderick (1f) 0-2 each, Eoghan Ruth, Benny Kavanagh, Seamus Kinsella (1f), Michael Meaney, Jack Kennedy, Willie Minchin (1f), Kevin Hartnett (own point) 0-1 each.

1. Joe Hayes (Lissycasey)
2. Shane Hickey (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
3. Kevin Hartnett (Meelick)
4. Martin McMahon (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
5. Jamie Malone (Corofin)
6. Gordon Kelly (Milltown)
7. Ciaran Russell (Eire Og)
8. Gary Brennan (Clondegad)
9. Shane McGrath (Thomas Davis, Dublin)
10. Sean Collins (Cratloe)
11. Enda Coughlan (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
13. Padraic Collins (Cratloe)
15. Rory Donnelly (Cooraclare)
12. Shane Brennan (Clondegad)
14. David Tubridy (Doonbeg)
19. Podge McMahon (Clondegad) for Tubridy (43)
24. Cathal O’Connor (Coolmeen) for McGrath (43)
21. Eoin Cleary (Milltown) for P Collins (50)
20. Shane McNelis (Kildysart) for Russell (55)
16. Pierce De Loughrey (Cratloe) for Hayes (60)

1. Andy O’Brien (Naomh Eoin)
2. Richard Mahon (Eire Og)
3. Conor Lawlor (Palatine)
4. Barry-John Molloy (Rathvilly)
5. Kieran Nolan (Fighting Cocks)
6. Daniel St Ledger (Kildavin/Clonegal)
7. Benny Kavanagh (Eire Og)
8. Eoghan Ruth (Eire Og)
9. Hugh Gahan (Old Leighlin)
12. David Bambrick (Old Leighlin)
11. Ciaran Moran (Palatine)
10. Michael Meaney (Old Leighlin)
15. Cathal Coughlan (Old Leighlin)
14. Darragh Foley (Kilbride)
13. Seamus Kinsella (Old Leighlin)
24. Graham Power (O’Hanrahan’s) for Lawlor (31)
18. Murtagh Ware (Kilbride) for Foley (33)
21. Paul Broderick (Tinryland) for Kinsella (h/t)
23. W Minchin (Old Leighlin) for Meaney (43)
22. Jordan Lowry (Eire Og) for Nolan (59)

Referee: Marty Duffy (Sligo)

Munster Minor Hurling Final – Limerick 3-14 Waterford 2-17

Limerick and Waterford finished level on a scoreline of 3-14 to 2-17 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final on Sunday July 13th at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

The replay will take place on Tuesday July 22nd at 7:30pm in Semple Stadium Thurles.

Limerick minors must replay Munster final

Report from the Limerick Leader newspaper

HOLDERS Limerick will face Waterford in a Munster minor hurling final replay for the second successive year after their pulsating showdown ended in a thrilling draw, 3-14 to 2-17, at Pairc Ui Chaoimh this Sunday afternoon.

Limerick looked all set to retain their title when leading their opponents by three points in added time in a free-scoring final. However, Waterford substitute Shane Ryan struck for a dramatic late goal for the All-Ireland champions to send the game to a replay. Twelve months ago, Limerick denied Waterford in similar fashion when bagging a last gasp goal in the provincial decider at the Gaelic Grounds on Munster final day to earn a share of the spoils. Brian Ryan’s Limerick side went on to win the replay.

That second meeting between the counties this year will take place at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Tuesday, July 22. Limerick led 2-8 to 0-12 at half-time, thanks to goals from Barry Nash, a fine individual effort on 15 minutes, while full-forward Tom Morrissey raised a second green flag for the Shannonsiders on 22 minutes.

With the likes of Ronan Lynch, Andrew La Touche Cosgrave, Barry Nash, Cian Lynch, Tom Morrissey and Peter Casey showing up well, Limerick held the upperhand. A run of 1-3 without replay between the 38th and 43rd minutes from Limerick appeared to give Limerick a vital edge. The goal came from Peter Casey on 42 minutes. However, substitute Ryan rescued the day for Waterford late on.

SCORERS – Limerick: Ronan Lynch (0-6, 0-3 frees), Peter Casey (1-2), Barry Nash, Tom Morrissey (1-1) each, Seamus Flanagan (0-2), Cian Lynch, Edward Doyle (0-1) each.

Waterford: Patrick Curran (0-7, 0-5 frees), Shane Bennett (0-4, 0-1 sideline cut, 0-1 free), Cormac Curran, Shane Ryan (1-0) each, Andy Molumby, Peter Hogan, Aaron O’Sullivan (0-2) each,

LIMERICK – Eoghan McNamara (Doon); Sean Finn (Bruff), Paddy O’Loughlin (Kilmallock), Jamie Porter (Monaleen); Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen); Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock), Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen); Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Barry Nash (South Liberties), Cian Lynch (Capt) (Patrickswell); Conor Fitzgerald (Claughaun), Tom Morrissey (Ahane), Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh). SUBS: Edward Doyle (Monaleen) for Fitzgerald (19 mins), Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen) for Lyons (52 mins), Brian Ryan (South Liberties for Hanley (55 mins).

WATERFORD – Billy Nolan; David Prendergast, MJ Sutton, Michael Cronin; Conor Prunty, Colm Roche, Jack Mullaney; Darragh Lyons, Andy Molumby; Shane Bennett, Conor Gleeson, Cormac Quinn; Peter Hogan, Aaron O’Sullivan, Patrick Curran
SUBS: Eddie Meaney for O’Sullivan (50 mins), Joe Allen for Molumby (55 mins), Shane Ryan for Curran (59 mins).

REFEREE – Damien Fox (Clare)

When – Sunday July 13th at 1.45pm

Where – Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork

Referee – Damien Fox (Clare)
Standby Referee – Joe Larkin (Cork)
Linesman – Nathan Wall (Cork)
4th Official – Kevin Murphy (Cork)
Umpires – PJ Reynolds, Manus O’Donnell, Brian O’Neill, Frank Mee (Clare)

Next Round – the winners will qualify for the All Ireland semi-final while the losers will play in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

Team News

Waterford Minor Team – MUNSTER FINAL 12/07/2014
The Waterford Minor team to play
Limerick in Sunday’s Munster Final
in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork has been
released this morning following some
late injury worries.

1. Billy Nolan Roanmore

2. David Prendergast Lismore

3. M.J. Sutton Ferrybank

4. Michael Cronin Ardmore

5. Conor Prunty Abbeyside

6. Colm Roche (V.Captain.) 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

Limerick Minor Hurling team to play Waterford

1. Eoghan McNamara (Doon)
2. Sean Finn (Bruff)
3. Paddy O Loughlin (Kilmallock)
4. Jamie Porter (Monaleen)
5. Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen)
6. Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh)
7. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen)
8. Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock)
9. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen)
10. Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh/Castlemahon)
11. Barry Nash (South Liberties)
12. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell) (Captain)
13. Conor Fitzgerald (Claughaun)
14. Tom Morrissey (Ahane)
15. Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh)

For the Record

Limerick Waterford
2014 Team Management Brian Ryan –Manager

Eamonn Cregan

Stephen McDonagh

Jerry Wallace


Derek Lyons (Dungarvan) – ManagerJohn Treacy (Passage)

Paul Keane (St. Mollerans)

2014 Team Captain Captain: Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)Vice Captain: Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh) Shane Ryan
(De La Salle)
2013 Championship Performance Defeated Tipperary by 1-17 to 0-17 in the Munster semi-final and Waterford by 1-20 to 4-8 in Munster final replay. Lost All Ireland semi-final to Galway after extra time. Controversy followed as a result of “Hawk-Eye” error which cost Limerick a legitimate point. 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 6 4
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2013 2009
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 32
Won – 13
Lost – 16
Drawn – 3
Played – 38
Won – 15
Lost – 19
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship Munster Minor Hurling Final 2013 replay at Semple Stadium on July 23rd – Limerick 1-20 Waterford 4-8. The score in the drawn game on July 14th was 2-19 each.


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


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


Wednesday June 25th

@ Fraher Field, Dungarvan           Waterford 2-13          Clare 2-12

Thursday June 26th

@ Gaelic Grounds, Limerick          Limerick 0-23            Cork 2-15


Sunday July 13th

@ Páirc Uí Chaoimh                                   Limerick v Waterford                        1.45pm


Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

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. `

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

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.

Waterford and Limerick have finished level at full time on the last 2 occasions that they met in the Munster minor hurling championship. Their 2011 semi-final encounter then resulted in a win for Waterford by 4-17 to 3-15 after extra time and last year Limerick won the replay.

This is only the third occasion that Limerick and Waterford have met in the Munster Minor hurling final – Limerick have won both previous final meetings – 2013 and 1958 (by 8-9 to 2-5)

This is Waterford’s 5th final appearance in 6 years – they won in 2009 (defeated Tipperary) and lost in 2010, 11 (both to Clare) and 13 (to Limerick).

Prior to last year, 2005 was the last time Limerick had appeared in a Munster minor hurling final. They lost then to Cork by 2-18 to 1-12.

Top Scorers by County in 2014 Championship: Clare – Aron Shanagher 6-28 (1-20 frees, 0-2 65s); Cork –  Luke Meade 2-5 each; Kerry – Brandon Barrett (0-4 all frees); Limerick – Colin Ryan 0-13 (0-7 frees); Tipperary – Andrew Coffey 1-3 (0-1 free); Waterford – Patrick Curran 1-14 (0-10 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 –

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 second 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

Munster Senior Hurling Final – Cork 2-24 Limerick 0-24

Cork defeated Limerick by 2-24 to 0-24 in the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday July 13th at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Munster SHC: Cork claim first title since 2006

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Final: Cork 2-24 Limerick 0-24

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Cork won a first Munster SHC title since 2006 as second-half goals from Séamus Harnedy and Paudie O’Sullivan gave them victory over Limerick in the last provincial final to be played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh before its redevelopment.

In a game which was level on eight occasions, six times in the second half, goals were always going to be crucial and so it proved, as the Rebels reversed the outcome of last year’s decider in the Gaelic Grounds. Despite two early misses from placed balls from Shane Dowling, Limerick settled the better, with points from Dowling, James Ryan and Graeme Mulcahy the only scores of the game’s opening 10 minutes as Cork laboured.

While Aidan Walsh opened the hosts’ account with a smart score after latching onto a break, Limerick remained on top and by the 21st minute it was 0-8 to 0-4 for the visitors. Captain Donal O’Grady and Dowling were impressing for them while at the other end Richie McCarthy had to make a great intervention to stop Conor Lehane getting on a Mark Ellis ball.

Lehane was one of the brighter spots in the Cork attack, and he was central to an unanswered seven-point burst as Cork forged ahead for the first time, with Patrick Horgan’s frees also crucial in this period and Alan Cadogan also getting a smart point. In the midst of that flurry though, Cork had reason to be thankful to Shane O’Neill for an outstanding block on a Dowling shot after James Ryan’s ball in. In keeping with the frenetic nature of the game, however, Limerick were level at half-time at 0-12 each as Paudie O’Brien, Mulcahy, Paul Browne and Dowling all pointed with Lehane getting Cork’s only response.

The opening stages of the second were of a similar vein as the sides were level at 0-13, 0-14, 0-16, 0-17 and 0-18 each, with Limerick’s opening of a two-point lead quickly eradicated. Dowling and Lehane remained to the fore for their respective sides during this period before the game turned in the 54th minute.

With the sides tied, Browne looked to have put Limerick ahead only for his shot to be waved wide and, with the very next attack, Cork had a goal as the Limerick defence opened up, allowing Harnedy to fire past Nickie Quaid from close range. Limerick centre-back Wayne McNamara replied with a booming effort and after Horgan scored from the resultant puck-out it took another brilliant defensive flick by O’Neill to stop Browne manoeuvring himself into a goalscoring position.

Bill Cooper profited from the Cork attack that developed after that to put four between the sides, but two from Dowling – one a free – left two in it with eight minutes of normal time left. Harnedy’s second point answered that and then Cork assured themselves of the win as Daniel Kearney dispossessed Séamus Hickey before sending the ball into half-time sub O’Sullivan, who finished with aplomb.
Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-8 (0-6f), C Lehane 0-5, S Harnedy 1-2, P O’Sullivan 1-1, A Cadogan 0-3, B Cooper, A Walsh 0-2 each, A Nash 0-1f.

Scorers for Limerick: S Dowling 0-12 (0-9f), G Mulcahy 0-3, D O’Grady 0-2, D Hannon, K Downes, D Breen, W McNamara, P O’Brien, J Ryan, P Browne 0-1 each.

CORK: A Nash; C Joyce, S O’Neill, S McDonnell; L McLoughlin, E Ellis, D Cahalane; D Kearney, A Walsh; S Harnedy, B Cooper, C Lehane; A Cadogan, P Cronin, P Horgan
Subs: P O’Sullivan for Cronin (half-time, injured), W Egan for Cahalane (43), S Moylan for Cadogan (69).

LIMERICK: N Quaid; S Hickey, R McCarthy, T Condon; P O’Brien, W McNamara, G O’Mahony; J Ryan, P Browne; D Breen, D O’Grady, D Hannon; G Mulcahy, S Dowling, K Downes
Subs: S Walsh for O’Brien (52), S Tobin for Hannon (56), C King for O’Mahony (67), T Ryan for Downes (69).

Referee: B Gavin (Offaly).

Attendance: 36,075.
Report: Denis Hurley

Team News

LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid; Tom Condon, Richie McCarthy, Seamus Hickey; Paudie O’Brien, Wayne McNamara, Gavin O’Mahony; Paul Browne, James Ryan; Declan Hannon, Donal O’Grady, Shane Dowling; Graeme Mulcahy, Kevin Downes, David Breen.

CORK: Anthony Nash; Shane O’Neill, Damien Cahalane, Stephen McDonnell; Christopher Joyce, Mark Ellis, Lorcan McLoughlin; Daniel Kearney, Aidan Walsh; Conor Lehane, Bill Cooper, Seamus Harnedy; Alan Cadogan, Patrick Cronin, Patrick Horgan.

When – Sunday July 13th at 4pm

Where – Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Referee – Brian Gavin (Offaly)

Next Round – the winners qualify for the All Ireland semi-final on August 17th while the losers qualify for the All-Ireland quarter-final against a Round 2 qualifier winner on July 27th.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at for more information

For the Record

  Cork Limerick
2014 Team Manager Jimmy Barry Murphy TJ Ryan
2013 Championship Performance Defeated Clare by 0-23 to 0-15 in Munster semi-final.

Lost to Limerick by 0-24 to 0-15 in Munster final.

Defeated Kilkenny by 0-19 to 0-14 in All Ireland quarter-final

Defeated Dublin by 1-24 to 1-19 in All Ireland semi-final

Drew 3-16 to 0-25 with Clare in All Ireland final

Lost replay to Clare by 5-16 to 3-16.

Defeated Tipperary by 1-18 to 1-15 in Munster semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds on June 9th.

Won Munster final defeating Cork by 0-24 to 0-15 at the Gaelic Grounds on July 14th.

Lost All Ireland semi-final to Clare by 1-22 to 0-18 at Croke Park on August 18th.

Number of Munster Senior Hurling titles 51 19
Last Munster Senior Hurling Title 2006 2013
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 29
Won – 17
Lost –  10
Drawn – 0
Played – 24
Won – 6
Lost –  13
Drawn – 5
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship 2013 Munster Final on July 14th at Gaelic Grounds – Limerick 0-24 Cork 0-15

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship 2014


Sunday May 25th  

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles          Cork 1-21                  Waterford 1-21                               

Sunday June 1st

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles          Limerick 2-18           Tipperary 2-16


Quarter-Final Replay

Sunday June 8th 

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles          Cork 0-28                   Waterford 0-14



Sunday June 15th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Cork 2-23                  Clare 2-18


Sunday July 13th

@ Páirc Uí Chaoimh                                   Cork v Limerick                              @ 4pm

Cork v Limerick

Past Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final Meetings

Year Cork Limerick Venue Notes
1893 Cork 5-3 Limerick 0-0 Rathluirc  
1897 Cork 1-6 Limerick 4-9 Tipperary  
1902 Cork 2-9 Limerick 1-5 Tipperary  
1905 Cork 7-12 Limerick 1-4 Tipperary  
1910 Cork 4-2 Limerick 5-1 Tralee  
1919 Cork 3-5 Limerick 1-6 Market’s Field  
1920 Cork 3-4 Limerick 0-5 Cork Athletic Grounds  
1921 Cork 1-2 Limerick 5-2 Thurles Sportsfield  
1939 Cork 4-3 Limerick 3-4 Thurles Sportsfield  
1940 Cork 3-6 Limerick 4-3 Thurles Sportsfield Draw
1940 Cork 2-4 Limerick 3-3 Thurles Sportsfield Replay
1944 Cork 6-7 Limerick 4-13 Thurles Sportsfield Draw
1944 Cork 4-6 Limerick 3-6 Thurles Sportsfield Replay
1946 Cork 3-8 Limerick 1-3 Thurles Sportsfield  
1947 Cork 2-6 Limerick 2-3 Thurles Sportsfield  
1956 Cork 5-5 Limerick 3-5 Thurles Sportsfield  
1975 Cork 3-14 Limerick 0-12 Gaelic Grounds Limerick  
1976 Cork 3-15 Limerick 4-5 Pairc Ui Chaoimh  
1979 Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-9 Semple Stadium  
1980 Cork 2-10 Limerick 2-14 Semple Stadium  
1992 Cork 1-22 Limerick 3-11 Semple Stadium  
2013 Cork 0-15 Limerick 0-24 Gaelic Grounds Limerick  

Munster Senior Hurling Championship Finals
Cork vs. Limerick – Past Meetings Breakdown

  Overall Record Matches at Cork venue Matches at Limerick venue Matches at a Neutral venue
Played 22 3 3 16
Cork 14 3 2 9
Limerick 6 0 1 5
Drawn 2 0 0 2

2014 Munster Senior Hurling Championship Matches played to date

Cork 1-21 Waterford 1-21 – May 25th at Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

CORK: A Nash; S O’Neill, D Cahalane, S McDonnell; C Joyce, M Ellis, L McLoughlin; A Walsh, D Kearney; C McCarthy, C Lehane, P Cronin (c); A Cadogan, S Harnedy, P Horgan

Subs: B Cooper for McCarthy (35); B Lawton for Kearney (50); S Moylan for Cronin (53); J Coughlan for Harnedy (65).

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-12 (8f, 1 65); A Cadogan 0-4; B Cooper 1-1; A Walsh 0-2 (1 s/l); C Lehane, S Harnedy 0-1 each

WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe; N Connors, L Lawlor, B Coughlan; J Nagle, K Moran, T Burke; M Walsh (c), E Barrett; C Dunford, Pauric Mahony, A Gleeson; B O’Sullivan, S Walsh, J Dillon

Subs: R Foley for Barrett (inj 22); S Fives for Coughlan (42); R Barry for Dunford (47); D Breathnach for Dillon (53); S Prendergast for Walsh (59).

Scorers for Waterford: P Mahony 0-11 (9f); A Gleeson 1-2 (0-1 s/l); J Nagle 0-2; B O’Sullivan 0-2; T Burke, S Walsh, J Dillon, S Prendergast, 0-1 each.

Referee: Brian Gavin (Offaly)

Limerick 2-18 Tipperary 2-16  – June 1st at Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Semi-Final)

LIMERICK: N Quaid; T Condon, R McCarthy, S Hickey; P O’Brien, W McNamara, G O’Mahony; J Ryan, P Browne; D Hannon, D O’Grady, S Dowling; G Mulcahy, K Downes, S Tobin

Subs: T Ryan for Tobin (61), M Ryan for Mulcahy (70+2).

Scorers for Limerick: S Dowling 2-9 (1-9f), D O’Grady & K Downes 0-2 each, S Hickey, P Browne, D Hannon, G Mulcahy & T Ryan 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: D Gleeson; C Barrett, Pádraic Maher, M Cahill; J Barry, B Maher, C O’Mahony; K Bergin, S McGrath; G Ryan, N McGrath, N O’Meara; J O’Dwyer, S Callanan, Patrick Maher

Subs: L Corbett for Barry (54), D Maher for O’Meara (62), C O’Brien for Cahill (65), S Bourke for O’Dwyer (68), T Stapleton for S McGrath (70).

Scorers for Tipperary: G Ryan 1-2, S Callanan 0-5 (3f), J O’Dwyer 0-5 (1f), Patrick Maher 1-0, N McGrath, N O’Meara, L Corbett & D Maher 0-1 each.

Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)

Cork 0-28 Waterford 0-14 – June 8th at Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final Replay)

CORK: A Nash; S O’Neill, D Cahalane, S McDonnell; C Joyce, M Ellis, L McLoughlin; D Kearney, A Walsh; S Harnedy, B Cooper, C Lehane; A Cadogan, P Cronin, P Horgan

Subs: S Moylan for Cadogan (59), B Lawton for Walsh (59), P O’Sullivan for Kearney (60), W Egan for McLoughlin (64), R O’Shea for Cooper (64).

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-10 (5f), C Lehane 0-4, B Cooper & S Harnedy 0-3 each, D Kearney & P O’Sullivan 0-2 each, C Joyce, A Cadogan, S Moylan & R O’Shea 0-1 each

WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe; S Fives, L Lawlor, N Connors; J Nagle, M Walsh, T Burke; S O’Sullivan, K Moran; J Dillon, A Gleeson, P Mahony; C Dunford, B O’Sullivan, S Walsh

Subs: P Prendergast for Connors (5), R Foley for Nagle (41), M Shanahan for Dunford (45), S Molumphy for B O’Sullivan (47), S Prendergast for Dillon (51)

Scorers for Waterford: P Mahony 0-5 (0-3f, 1 65), A Gleeson 0-3, C Dunford 0-2, S O’Sullivan, S Walsh, B O’Sullivan & R Foley 0-1 each.

Referee: Johnny Ryan (Tipperary)

Cork 2-23 Clare 2-18 – June 15th at Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Semi-Final)

CORK: A Nash; S O’Neill, S McDonnell, C Joyce; D Cahalane, M Ellis, L McLoughlin; D Kearney, A Walsh; S Harnedy, B Cooper, C Lehane; A Cadogan, P Horgan, P Cronin

Subs: S Moylan for Cooper (59), W Egan for Kearney (60), P O’Sullivan for Harnedy (60), E Cadogan for Ellis (67).

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 2-11 (1-0 pen, 1-11f), D Kearney & A Cadogan 0-3 each, C Lehane 0-2, D Cahalane, A Walsh, W Egan & P O’Sullivan 0-1 each.

CLARE: D Tuohy; D McInerney, C Dillon, J Browne; P O’Connor, C Ryan, B Bugler; C Galvin, P Donnellan; J Conlon, C Ryan, P Duggan; T Kelly, C McGrath, P Collins

Subs: S Morey for Browne (h.t.), N O’Connell for Donnellan (45), C McInerney for Galvin (51), D Honan for Conlon (63).

Scorers for Clare: C Ryan 0-6 (5f, 1 65), J Conlon 1-2, C Galvin, C McGrath & N O’Connell 0-2 each, P Donnellan, T Kelly, P Collins & C McInerney 0-1 each.

Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

2014 Top Scorers – Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Patrick Horgan (Cork)                        2-33 (2-24 frees, 1 65)

Pauric Mahony  (Waterford)              0-16 (0-12 frees, 1 65)

Shane Dowling (Limerick)                  2-9 (1-9 frees)

Alan Cadogan (Cork)                          0-8

Austin Gleeson (Waterford)                1-5 (0-1 s/l)

Bill Cooper (Cork)                               1-4

Conor Lehane (Cork)                          0-6

Colin Ryan (Clare)                              0-6 (0-5 frees, 1 65)

John Conlon (Clare)                           1-2

Gearóid Ryan (Tipperary)                  1-2

Seamus Callanan (Tipperary)            0-5 (0-3 frees)

John O’Dwyer (Tipperary)                  0-5 (0-1 free)

Useful Information

This is the last Munster Senior Hurling Final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh before it is rebuilt – the first was on  August 1st 1976 also between Cork and Limerick. Cork won by 3-15 to 4-5.

The 4 games in the 2013 Munster Senior Hurling Championship produced an average of 37.5 scores per game. However the average was higher in the previous 2 years with 40.5 scores per game in 2012 and 43 scores per game in the 2011 Munster SHC. It was 34 scores per match in the 2010 Munster SHC. The highest scoring game in 2013 yielded 39 scores, the Munster final victory for Limerick over Cork by 0-24 to 0-15. The average after 4 games in the 2014 championship is 42.25 scores per game.

It’s 8 years since Cork won the Munster championship – the longest gap since the 10 year period between their 1956 and 66 wins.

Until last year, Limerick had won only 1 of their previous 17 Munster Senior Hurling Championship matches, a victory over Tipperary in the 2007 Munster Semi-Final 2nd replay at Pairc na nGael. During that period, Limerick drew 5 times. Until this year’s victory over Tipperary at Semple Stadium, Limerick’s last Championship victory away from Pairc na nGael came in 2001 with victories over Cork and Waterford at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Three of the 4 games in the 2013 Munster SH Championship were played in Páirc na nGael Limerick. In the previous 4 years only 2 Munster SHC games in total were played there.

With Limerick’s victory last year, Clare are the only one of the 5 participating counties not to have won the Munster SH Championship since the turn of the millennium.

Declan Hannon of Limerick was the top scorer in last year’s Munster championship with 0-17 from 2 games. Patrick Horgan of Cork was second in the list with 0-12 from 2 games. Patrick Horgan has already scored 2-33 from 3 games in this year’s championship and is the current top scorer with a lead of a whopping 2-17 over nearest challenger Pauric Mahony (Waterford). Although Horgan amassed this in three games compared to 1 or 2 for other counties, it’s still an awesome tally with an average score of 0-13 per game.

Waterford scored 0-14 against Cork in their quarter final replay – it was the lowest score by a team in the Munster SHC since 2010 when Tipperary recorded 0-14 in also losing a quarter-final to Cork. Tipperary of course went on to win the All Ireland final later that year.

Clare and Cork met three times in last year’s hurling championship, with Cork winning the Munster semi-final, a draw in the All Ireland final and a Clare win in the All Ireland final replay.

Clare played 8 championship games to win last year’s All Ireland title. Kilkenny played 6 to win the 2012 title and 4 to win the 2011 title.

Brian Gavin (Offaly) will referee his third Munster senior hurling final on Sunday – he previously took charge of the 2010 replay and the 2011 final.

Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (51) – 1888, 1890, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1912, 1915, 1919, 1920, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006

Tipperary (40) – 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1930, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Limerick (19) – 1897, 1910, 1911, 1918, 1921, 1923, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1955, 1973, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1994, 1996, 2013

Waterford (9) – 1938, 1948, 1957, 1959, 1963, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010

Clare (6) – 1889, 1914, 1932, 1995, 1997, 1998

Kerry (1) – 1891

Munster GAA HURLING Senior 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 1888 –

Munster Senior Hurling Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928, new cup presented in 1990

All Ireland GAA HURLING Senior Championship

In the Senior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork are second on the list with 30 titles, 3 behind Kilkenny. Tipperary have won 26 All-Ireland titles. Limerick have 7 titles, their last one in 1973. Clare have won 4 titles in 1914, 1995, 1997 and 2013 while Waterford’s two titles came in 1948 and 1959. Kerry won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final in 1891.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at for more information

Statement from Munster GAA on problems purchasing tickets online and through retail outlets

The problems encountered earlier today purchasing tickets for the Munster hurling final online and through Centra and Supervalu outlets occurred due to a technical issue with the GAA’s ticket partner, have made the following statement on the matter:

“ regrets and apologises for any inconvenience caused to Munster GAA customers who were delayed in purchasing tickets for the Munster GAA Hurling Final either online or from designated retail outlets this morning.

We encountered a technical problem that took some time to resolve. Once the work was completed all tickets available to us to sell were placed on sale. The tickets available to for the Munster GAA Hurling Final have since sold out.

Tickets remain available for all other GAA fixtures this weekend from and retail outlets.”

Munster GAA also regrets very much the inconvenience to patrons as a result of these problems and would like to apologise to all who experienced difficulties purchasing tickets.

Comhairle na Mumhan CLCG / Munster Council GAA Statement Re Munster SH Final

The capacity of Páirc Uí Chaoimh for Sunday’s Munster hurling finals has been finalised at 36,646.

This has been approved following completion of works at the grounds, undertakings to complete further works before Sunday, a review of last Sunday’s operations at the Munster football final and consideration of all relevant factors with a particular emphasis on Health and Safety requirements.

As a result of the increase in capacity, additional tickets will be made available to the participating counties and for public sale.

All tickets for Sunday’s games will indicate a particular route colour which patrons should follow to gain access to the Stadium. We ask all patrons to follow the route colour and the directions of stewards both outside and inside the stadium. All plans for stewarding and access are designed in the interests of patrons’ enjoyment and safety.

There has been extensive commentary in the media since the Munster football finals in relation to the engagement of a professional security firm at Páirc Uí Chaoimh last Sunday. The professional security firm was engaged on foot of a recommendation by the GAA’s Health and Safety advisors and was geared towards ensuring that the safe capacity could be increased for next Sunday’s hurling finals.

Discussions have been on-going since mid-June between the Munster Council, the Cork County Board and the GAA’s Health and Safety advisors regarding the safe capacity at Pairc Ui Chaoimh for the Munster Football and Hurling Finals. Following a site visit to Páirc Uí Chaoimh on June 18th, where meetings took place between representatives of the Health and Safety advisors, stadium management, the stadium Consulting Engineers and Munster Council, a report was furnished to all parties by the Health and Safety Advisors outlining a series of necessary works required for health and safety reasons, including the installation of temporary concourse areas and temporary stiles.

This report added that;

“In addition to normal complement of voluntary stewards, a professional security firm with competence and experience in crowd management at GAA stadia is to be appointed to provide sufficient complement of personnel to manage:
a) crowd flows in each of the tunnels and to and from the outer temporary concourse areas
b) filling of the terraces and crowd movement on the terraces during the event”

Furthermore, the report stated that “the foregoing temporary works and crowd management arrangements are to be fully completed and in place for the Munster Football Final on 6th of July, 2014”. It concluded by saying that following a review of the operation of the Munster Football Final, the capacity of the stadium would be reviewed for the hurling final. The review of the operation of the Football Final is now complete with the announcement of the increase in the safe capacity.

The Munster Council implemented the recommendations of the report in full, including the hiring of the security firm which has the relevant competence and experience in crowd management at GAA stadia.

The Munster Council acknowledges and appreciates the role of voluntary stewards at all its games but equally has an obligation to act on any recommendations to comply with Health and Safety requirements.

The Munster Council wishes all the participating counties well for Sunday’s senior and minor hurling finals and hopes that all patrons have an enjoyable visit to Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Ticket Details

Covered Stand – €35

Open Stand (Uncovered Stand) – €30

Terraces (Blackrock End & City End) – €20

Tickets are being distributed through the normal GAA units of the County Boards & Clubs.