AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Glin (Limerick) 1-8 Kill (Waterford) 0-8

Kill (Waterford) will play Glin (Limerick) in the AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 23rd at 2pm in Newcastlewest.

Costello’s late goal seals it for Glin

By John Redington for the Irish Examiner newspaper

AIB Munster Club JFC: Glin (Limerick) 1-8 Kill (Waterford) 0-8

Glin became the fifth Limerick side to reach the Munster junior club football final when edging out Waterford champions Kill in Newcastle West yesterday. A game that was tight throughout was decided five minutes from the end when Pádraig Costello’s goal put the winners six points to the good and far enough in front to survive their opponents’ all-out pressure to rescue their season.

Anthony Kiely and Ben Gallagher got Kill off the mark coming up to the quarter hour mark but they failed to maintain that momentum and, after Jack Fitzgerald’s reply was matched by Gallagher, two Darren Sheehan frees had Glin level (0-3 apiece) at the break.

Mark Culhane and Ray Hennessy swapped frees on the restart before Culhane, from a free and from play, and Sheehan put Glin three up. After Hennessy and Culhane again swapped frees, Costello sealed the result when pouncing on Fitzgerald’s blocked shot to toe-poke to the net. Kill’s final rally failed to find a goal and they had to settle for three Hennessy points.

Scorers for Glin: M Culhane 0-4 (3f), D Sheehan 0-3 (2f), P Costello 1-0, J Fitzgerald 0-1.

Scorers for Kill: R Hennessy 0-5 (3f), B Gallagher 0-2, A Kiely 0-1.

GLIN: M Stack; T O’Connor, B Donovan, K Sweeney; J Wallace, J Fitzgerald, P Costello; E Horan, K Moore; P Fitzgerald, M Sweeney, S Culhane; D Sheahan, M Culhane, P Scanlon.
Subs: T Scanlon for J Wallace (inj 20), G Culhane for S Culhane (43), J Wallace for D Sheehan (inj, 56), A Mulvihill for P Fitzgerald (59).

KILL: K Dunphy; M Nicholls, S Dunne, L Middleton; F Whelan, J Halley, B Flynn; C Hennessy, N Hennessy; J Flynn, A Kiely, B Gallagher; C Rockett, R Hennessy, S Cheasty.
Subs: M Ahern for B Flynn (ht), J Murphy for L Middleton (38), P Raher for J Murphy (46), P Kirwan for S Cheasty (48), N Flynn for C Rockett (54).

Referee: S Mulvihill (Kerry)


AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Brosna (Kerry) 1-10 Millstreet (Cork) 0-8

Brosna (Kerry) defeated Millstreet (Cork) by 1-10 to 0-8 in the AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 23rd at Brosna.

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Brosna hold a firm grip

By Murt Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

AIB Munster Club JFC: Brosna (Kerry)1-10 Millstreet (Cork) 0-8

Not for the first time this year Brosna’s defensive strategy proved the match for a talented attacking outfit. With Michael Vaughan and Mark Ellis looking a cut above the rest, Millstreet raced into a three point lead through Vaughan, Brian Sheahan and Denis Kiely by the sixth minute.

But the Kerry champions were settled by a fortuitous goal in the 10th minute when a Tom McGoldrick free came back off the crossbar into the waiting arms of full-forward Mike Finnegan who found the net. Then the Brosna defence and midfield began to win the key battles and with McGoldrick punishing indiscipline there was only going to be one winner, particularly after Millstreet midfielder Patrick Coleman was black-carded midway through the first half.

The Cork champions tried to put the squeeze on the North Kerry side but with McGoldrick and former Kerry minor Adam Barry always a threat, the hosts had a bit to spare at the final whistle.

Scorers for Brosna: T McGoldrick 0-5 (3frees), M Finnegan 1-0, D McAuliffe 0-2, A Barry 0-2, P O’Keeffe 0-1.

Scorers for Millstreet: M Vaughan 0-3 (1f), M Ellis 0-2, D Kiely, B Sheahan, C Crowley 0-1 apiece.

BROSNA: C Kiely, S Fitzmaurice, M Murphy, A Cahill, T Fitzgerald, E Kiely, D Fitzgerald, D Curtin, S Curtin, D McAuliffe (capt), T McGoldrick, P Curtin, T Finnegan, M Finnegan, A Barry.
Subs: K Cahill for D Fitzgerald, P O’Keeffe for P Curtin, J O’Donnell for D. McAuliffe, M O’Keeffe for T Fitzgerald.

MILLSTREET: D Twomey, L Murphy, A Murphy, B O’Connor, D O’Riordan, P Sheehan, D McCaul, M Ellis, P Coleman, O Murphy, M Vaughan, J Broxton, T Collins, D Kiely, B Sheahan.
Subs: C Crowley for P Coleman (black card), C Feeley for M Ellis, P Randles for McCaul.

Referee: D Grogan (Tipperary)

AIB Munster Club SHC Final – Kilmallock 1-32 Cratloe 3-18

Kilmallock (Limerick) defeated Cratloe (Clare) by 1-32 to 3-18 after extra time in the AIB Munster GAA Club Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday November 23rd at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Munster SHC: Glory for Kilmallock in extra time

AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Final: KILMALLOCK (Limerick) 1-32 CRATLOE (Clare) 3-18 (AET)

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Kilmallock won the AIB Munster senior club hurling title at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Sunday afternoon, after a thrilling clash with Cratloe that went to extra-time.

Kilmallock captured the provincial crown for the first time in 20 years with an eight-point victory over their Clare opponents, surviving the loss of Gavin O’Mahony to a red card in the process. O’Mahony was sent off for an off the ball incident in the 48th minute, seconds after Cratloe had struck for a goal from Cathal McInerney.

But Kilmallock, winning a third Munster title, hung in grimly and they were leading by a point deep in stoppage time before Martin Ogie Murphy’s long-range effort ensured parity for Cratloe. But Kilmallock had all the answers in extra-time, after they were restored to 15 players with Paddy O’Loughlin’s introduction.

And in the additional 20 extra minutes, Kilmallock outscored Cratloe by 0-11 to 0-3, setting up an All-Ireland semi-final clash with Ulster champions Portaferry in the process. McInerney’s goal and O’Mahony’s red card had sparked a crazy final 12 minutes plus stoppage time, as 6,365 spellbound spectators watched on.

Jake Mulcahy, scorer of 1-6, scored a 56th minute goal that put Kilmallock in the box seat but Conor McGrath’s goal two minutes later sent the pendulum swinging back in Cratloe’s favour. And yet Kilmallock came back to lead again as the Mulcahy brothers Jake and Graeme scored points to ensure a slender lead, before Murphy’s late heroics brought the game to extra-time.

At half-time in normal time, Kilmallock were 0-12 to 1-6 clear, hitting back from falling 0-1 to 1-3 behind to outscore Cratloe by 0-11 to 0-3 for the remainder of the half. Gearoid Considine’s tenth minute goal was a tonic for Cratloe but Kilmallock, who survived an extra-time semi-final epic against Sarsfields, were battle-hardened and with the Mulcahys and Bryan O’Sullivan in brilliant form, they quickly worked their way back into contention.
Scorers for Kilmallock: J Mulcahy 1-6, B O’Sullivan 0-7, G Mulcahy 0-6, E Ryan 0-5 (4f, 1 65), P O’Brien 0-4, K O’Donnell, G O’Mahony, K Kennelly & P O’Loughlin 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cratloe: C McGrath 1-6 (0-3f), C McInerney 1-3, G Considine 1-0, L Markham (1f, 1 65) & S Collins 0-3 each, M Ogie Murphy, P Collins & D Collins 0-1 each.

CRATLOE: G Ryan; S O’Leary, M Hawes, D Ryan; S Chaplin, C Ryan, E Boyce; M Ogie Murphy, L Markham; S Gleeson, P Collins, S Collins; C McGrath, G Considine, C McInerney. Subs: D Collins for Gleeson (h.t.), D Browne for Considine (58).

KILMALLOCK: B Hennessy; A Costello, M O’Loughlin, L Hurley; L Walsh, P O’Loughlin, K O’Donnell; B O’Sullivan, P O’Brien; J Mulcahy G O’Mahony, R Egan; K Kennelly, G Mulcahy, E Ryan. Subs: R Hanley for Kennelly (52), P O’Loughlin for O’Mahony (60; following red card)

Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)