EirGrid Munster U21 Football S-Final – Tipperary 0-15 Clare 0-7

Tipperary defeated Clare by 0-15 to 0-7 in the EirGrid GAA Football Under 21 Munster Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday March 18th at Semple Stadium Thurles.



EirGrid Munster U21 Football Championship Semi-Finals: Tipperary 0-15 Clare 0-7

Report from GAA.ie

Tipperary are through to a third successive EirGrid Munster U21 Championship final against Cork. The Premier County beat Clare by eight points in this evening’s semi-final at Semple Stadium to set up another joust with the Rebels on April 8.

Jason Lonergan scored 0-5 for Tipp as they came good late on to get past the dogged challenge of the visitors. Tipp were 0-7 to 0-4 clear at half-time, as Clare failed to register from play until four minutes after the break. Tipp had nine different scorers on the night as senior panellist Jamie Malone was the only Clare player to score from play.
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Scorers for Tipperary: J Lonergan 0-5, L Casey & S O’Brien 0-2 each, C O’Riordan, B Maher, I Fahey, P Maher, J McGrath & J Keane (f) 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: K Sexton 0-4f, J Malone 0-2, P O’Malley 0-1f.

TIPPERARY: E Comerford; K Fahey, J Feehan, C O’Shaughnessy; C O’Riordan, R Mulcahy, B Maher; L Casey, S O’Brien; J Lonergan, I Fahey, P Shanahan; P Maher, J McGrath, J Keane. Subs: D McEnroe for Keane (44), G Cronin for Shanahan (50), T Sweeney for P Maher (57).

CLARE: K Normoyle; C O’Mahoney, J O’Dea, C Brennan; D Nagle, C O’Brien, C O’Dea; E Hanrahan, J Malone; L Corry, P O’Malley, D Masterson; M O’Leary, K Sexton, E Courtney. Subs: D Burke for Hanrahan (28), C Cleary for Masterson (h.t.), M Byrne for Corry (h.t.), J Downes for O’Malley (41), N Bonfil for Courtney (58), C MacNelis for O’Mahoney (60+1).

Referee: J Bermingham (Cork)


Jason Lonergan points way as Tipperary struggle to find top gear against Clare

By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary 0-15 Clare 0-7: Tommy Toomey conceded his Tipperary U21 footballers will have to improve considerably to shock Cork in the EirGrid provincial decider.

Tipp stuttered to an eight-point win over Clare at Semple Stadium last night as Jason Lonergan struck five points from play. Tipp did have nine different scorers on a chilly night, but much of their play was disjointed and only in the closing minutes did they really look like clicking into top gear.

Clare brought a dogged challenge to Thurles and travelled with a quarter-final win over Waterford under their belts. But the Banner boys failed to score from play in the first-half as Tipp led 0-7 to 0-4 at the break in front of 640 spectators.

Tipp had seven scorers in the first-half but were lucky not to concede a goal in the 20th minute when Martin O’Leary rattled the town end crossbar. It was a night when both goalkeepers preserved clean sheets and Clare’s Killian Normoyle can be pleased with his efforts. The Lissycasey man denied John McGrath in the first half and kept out sub Gerry Cronin with a blinding save at the death.

Otherwise, this was a low-key affair as Tipp did enough to get over the line and set up a third successive final meeting with Cork, chasing five-in-a-row in the province. Senior men Liam Casey, Steven O’Brien, Colin O’Riordan and Ian Fahey all got on the scoresheet, with O’Riordan on target after just 31 seconds, and Tipp will need this quartet firing on all cylinders in under three weeks.

But it was Lonergan who grabbed the headlines with five classy scores to cap a hard-running display. Toomey reflected: “We saw them (Clare) playing Waterford and we knew it was going to be a war of attrition – and it was. And it took us a long time to get on top of them.”

Tipp were 0-3 to 0-0 clear within four minutes and 0-5 to 0-1 up with less than 18 minutes on the watch. And while Clare didn’t score from play until Jamie Malone registered in the 34th minute, Tipp couldn’t afford to breathe easily until the final minutes when a flurry of scores arrived.

Toomey admitted: “Not everything went right but we’re in a final and that helps. Cork won’t be too worried about our display today but the final will be a different game.”

Toomey added: “It was our full forward line’s first time to play together and a number of lads haven’t been with us. You have to take those circumstances into account. Sometimes when you have a game under your belt, your next game will be better. Our game will have to be better to be competitive in the final – there’s no doubt about that.”

Scorers for Tipperary: J Lonergan 0-5, L Casey & S O’Brien 0-2 each, C O’Riordan, B Maher, I Fahey, P Maher, J McGrath & J Keane (f) 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: K Sexton 0-4f, J Malone 0-2, P O’Malley 0-1f .

TIPPERARY: E Comerford; K Fahey, J Feehan, C O’Shaughnessy; C O’Riordan, R Mulcahy, B Maher; L Casey, S O’Brien; J Lonergan, I Fahey, P Shanahan; P Maher, J McGrath, J Keane.
Subs: D McEnroe for Keane (44), G Cronin for Shanahan (50), T Sweeney for P Maher (57).

CLARE: K Normoyle; C O’Mahoney, J O’Dea, C Brennan; D Nagle, C O’Brien, C O’Dea; E Hanrahan, J Malone; L Corry, P O’Malley, D Masterson; M O’Leary, K Sexton, E Courtney.
Subs: D Burke for Hanrahan (28), C Cleary for Masterson (h.t.), M Byrne for Corry (h.t.), J Downes for O’Malley (41), N Bonfil for Courtney (58), C MacNelis for O’Mahoney (60+1).

Referee: J Bermingham (Cork)


Ticket Information

Adults: €10.00
Students/OAP’s: €5 tickets on the gate or receive a €5 concession on Adult €10 tickets bought at designated turnstile prior to entry.
Under 16s are free and not required to have a ticket to attend this game.

This fixture is unreserved. Tickets are available to purchase in advance at selected Centra & Supervalu stores.

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Fixture Details

WEDNESDAY MARCH 18TH
EIRGRID MUNSTER UNDER 21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL
Clare v Tipperary
An Clár v Tiobraid Árann
Venue: Semple Stadium, Thurles, 7.30pm
Referee: James Bermingham (Corcaigh)
Extra time if necessary


Team News

The Tipperary U21 Football team to play Clare this Wednesday night in Semple Stadium at 7.30pm, in the Eirgrid Munster Under 21 Football Championship semi-final includes 5 of the starting line up that defeated Louth in the Allianz Football League on Sunday last, March 15th, in Drogheda plus John McGrath and Bill Maher from the Senior Hurling panel. The team is managed by Tommy Toomey of Arravale Rovers and he is assisted by the other selectors from the Tipperary Senior Football management team.

Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan Kilcash), Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials), Jimmy Feehan (Killenaule), Colm O’Shaughnessy (Ardfinnan), Colin O’Riordan Capt. (JK Brackens), Ross Mulcahy (Moyle Rovers), Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash), Liam Casey (Cahir), Steven O’Brien (Ballina), Paul Shanahan (Upperchurch Drombane), Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials), Jason Lonergan (Clonmel Commercials), Paul Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash), John McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Josh Keane (Golden Kilfeacle).


For the Record

  Clare Tipperary
2015 Team Management Managers – Michael O’Shea and Neil Hawes

Selectors – Martin Brennan, Dónal Ó hAnaféin

Manager – Tommy Toomey

Selectors – Peter Creedon, Michael O’Loughlin, Eoghan Cooney

2015 Captain Conor Brennan (Éire Óg) Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens)
2014 Championship Performance Lost to Tipperary by 2-22 to 0-9 in semi-final at Miltown Malbay. Defeated Waterford and Clare before losing to Cork by 1-18 to 3-8 in the Munster Final at Páirc Uí Rinn.
Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles 1
Last Munster Under 21 Football Title N/A 2010
Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 23
Won – 7
Lost – 15
Drawn – 1
Played – 26
Won – 12
Lost – 14
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship 2014 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Semi-Final at Miltown Malbay – Tipperary 2-22 Clare 0-9

See www.munster.gaa.ie for match report.

What happened 3 years ago?

2012 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up

Defeated Waterford in quarter–final but lost semi-final to Kerry by 0-17 to 3-4. Won Munster championship defeating Kerry in quarter-final, Cork in semi-final and Kerry again in final. Score in final at Gaelic Grounds was 2-14 to 1-14. Tipperary lost All –Ireland quarter-final to Mayo.

2015 Eirgrid Munster Under 21 Football Championship Fixtures / Results

Quarter Finals

Wednesday March 11th  

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick               Cork 5-8          Limerick 2-12

@ Miltown Malbay                              Clare 2-11       Waterford 0-3
Semi-Finals

Wednesday March 18th  

@ Pairc Ui Rinn, Cork                                                Cork v Kerry

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles                          Clare v Tipperary
Final

Wednesday April 8th


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 (25) – 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Limerick (1) – 2000

Waterford (1) – 2003 

Tipperary (1) – 2010


Munster Under 21 Football Championship – Useful Information

  • Cork are seeking their fifth Munster Under 21 Football title in a row. Cork have never won 5 Munster titles in a row. Kerry won 5 in a row once between 1995 and 1999.
  • 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 2015 Munster Under 21 Football Championship will see the Rebel County pass Kerry out in the roll of honour.
  • Kerry’s last victory over Cork in the Munster Under 21 football championship was in 2010 in the Quarter final at Austin Stack Park on a scoreline of 0-19 to 1-8. In the four years since, Kerry lost the finals of 2011 and 2012 and the quarter finals of 2013 and 2014 to Cork.
  • Cork and Kerry remain the only 2 Munster counties to win the All Ireland under 21 football championship. Cork top the roll of honour with 11 titles having last won in 2009 while Kerry are second with 10 titles have last won in 2009. The last five titles have been shared by Dublin (2010, 12 and 14) and Galway (2011 and 13).
  • This is the third year in a row that Tipperary and Clare have met at Munster semi-final stage with Tipperary looking to secure 3 victories in a row having won the 2013 and 14 encounters by 1-12 to 0-7 and 2-22 to 0-9. Their previous meeting to that was in 2009 when Tipperary won another semi-final encounter by 2-5 to 0-9 at Cooraclare.
  • The Tipperary management team, albeit with Tommy Toomey as under 21 manager taking the managerial mantle from senior manager, Peter Creedon, comprise the same personnel as the senior football management team. The other management team members are Michael O’Loughlin and Eoghan Cooney.
  • Clare were drawn in a quarter-final this year for the first time since 2012 when they defeated Limerick by 2-7 to 0-10 before losing in the semi-final to Cork by 3-15 to 1-6.

Munster Under 21 Football Cup

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

EirGrid Munster U21 Football S-Final – Cork 1-12 Kerry 1-9

Cork defeated Kerry by 1-12 to 1-9 in the EirGrid GAA Football Under 21 Munster Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday March 18th at Pairc Ui Rinn.



Sean Hayes hails red hot Cork

By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cork 1-12 Kerry 1-09: Last September’s All-Ireland minor football final win, from which seven players featured yesterday evening, restored power to the Kingdom circuit lines and roused a large travelling contingent onto the N40 in expectation of a first Munster U21 championship win since 2012.

By 9pm, the county’s underage factory lay in darkness, another spring malfunction materialising. “The difference between this week and last week is phenomenal,” said Cork manager Sean Hayes. “We touched on that performance after that game, again on Thursday, Saturday, Monday and even again tonight. They ground out the result last week, they did the same here.”

Three frees from the right boot of Conor Keane moved Kerry 1-5 to 1-4 ahead directly upon the change of ends. On 36 minutes, a Kerry player was adjudged to have touched the ball on the floor. Free Cork. Sean O’Donoghue split the posts to achieve parity. Sean White, Peter Kelleher and Cathal Vaughan (free) swapped points with the ever-accurate Keane (three frees) – the Legion corner-forward assuming dead ball duties following Jack Savage’s black card on 15 minutes.

Kerry remaining in contention by virtue of Cork’s indiscipline. Indeed, had visiting goalkeeper Shane Ryan not produced a smart save to deny O’Donoghue entering the final quarter, this result would have been wrapped up well before the hour mark. In any event, Sean White and Conor Horgan kicked successive points on 48 and 50 minutes. It moved Cork 1-10 to 1-8 in front, the first time in the second-half that more than two points had separated the teams. Conor Keane missed a run-of-the-mill free turning the bend for home and further white flags from Horgan and Brian O’Driscoll secured Cork a fifth consecutive Munster final appearance.

The winners had returned to the dressing-room for the interval break 1-4 to 1-2 in front and Hayes’ charges must surely have been scratching their heads as to how they did not enjoy a more substantial lead. For when Kelleher intercepted Matthew Flaherty’s pass, teeing up Sean O’Donoghue for the contest’s opening goal, it crowned a spell of unstinting dominance from the home outfit. Seven minutes in and Cork’s lead stood at 1-2 to 0-0. And in truth, it could have been double that. Cathal Vaughan (’45) and Peter Kelleher supplied the two white flags, but both were guilty of missed chances.

Cork’s superiority continued, so too their rising wide count, Darragh Murphy and Brian O’Driscoll off target. On 12 minutes, a foul on Matthew Flaherty, carrying out the sweeper role for Darragh O Sé’s side, enabled Jack Savage open their account. Savage and Conor Keane both wasted scoreable opportunities subsequently, but the latter earned redemption on 19 minutes. Dara Roche’s delivery was poorly dealt with by Cork ‘keeper Michael Martin, Keane gathered and slotted the ball into the left corner of the net.

Keane supplied the equaliser on 25 minutes, scarcely believable in the overall context of play. By this juncture, though, Barry O’Sullivan and Ronan Murphy were making their presence felt around the middle for Darragh O Se’s side. Cork rallied and while further questions were asked, they were not to be found wanting.

Scorers for Cork: S O’Donoghue (1-1, 0-1 free); C Vaughan (0-4, 0-3 frees); P Kelleher, S White, C Horgan (0-2 each), B O’Driscoll (0-1).

Scorers for Kerry: C Keane (1-7, 0-6 frees); J Savage (0-1 free), B Crowley (0-1 each).

CORK: M Martin (Nemo Rangers); M McSweeney (Newcestown), S Cronin (Nemo Rangers), T O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers); K Crowley (Millstreet), S White (Clonakilty), J Davis (Douglas); P Kelleher (Kilmichael), D O’ Callaghan (Clyda Rovers); A O’Donovan (Nemo Rangers), B O’Driscoll (Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh), D Murphy (Valley Rovers); C Vaughan (Iveleary), K Davis (O’Donovan Ross), S O’Donoghue (Inniscarra)
Subs: D Quinn (St Finbarr’s) for Crowley (20 mins, inj), M Hurley (Castlehaven) for O’Callaghan (37), C Horgan (Nemo Rangers) for K Davis (47), C Kiely (Ballincollig) for McSweeney (55).

KERRY: S Ryan (Rathmore); C Coffey (Kerins O’Rahillys), G Crowley (Templenoe), B Ó Beaglaoich (Gaeltacht); R Murphy (Beaufort), D Daly (St Mary’s), C Ó Lúing (Gaeltacht); J Barry Na Gaeil), B O’Sullivan (Dingle); B Crowley (Templenoe), J Savage (Kerins O’Rahillys), M Burns (Dr Crokes); M Flaherty (Dingle), D Roche (Glenflesk), C Keane (Legion).
Subs: G Horan (Austin Stacks) for Savage (15 mins, bc), C Murphy (Rathmore) for Daly (50), K McCarthy (Kilcummin) for Burns (50), E Ó Conchuir for Crowley (55), L Carey (Beaufort) for Ó Conchuir (bc, 57).

Referee: D O’Mahoney (Tipperary)


Munster U21: Cork overpower Kerry in the end

EirGrid Munster U21 Football Championship Semi-Final: Cork 1-12 Kerry 1-9

Cork remain on course for an unprecedented fifth Munster U21FC title in a row after they came good late on to see off Kerry in tonight’s semi-final in Páirc Uí Rinn. In a game which ebbed and flowed, the second half provided more quality than a pedestrian first period and the lead changed hands as the sides enjoyed different periods of momentum.

A point from Kerry attacker Conor Keane – his sixth – tied matters at 1-8 each in the 48th minute but the visitors would only score once more as Cork found an extra gear. Centre-back Seán White scored an inspirational point, his second of the game, to put Cork ahead again and then sub Conor Horgan got on the scoresheet with practically his first touch.

While Keane responded with a Kerry free just after missing another, Cork were not to be denied and captain Brian O’Driscoll kicked a fine point before Horgan got his second. Cork began the game excellently, with points from Vaughan and Peter Kelleher getting them off to a good start before Seán O’Donoghue netted an eighth-minute goal, surging towards goal and finishing well after a break had fallen to him.

Kerry’s tactic of playing a sweeper wasn’t working as Cork played with seven forwards but slowly the Kingdom got on top at midfield. Jack Savage opened their account and though he was lost to a black card it didn’t unduly affect them. Keane scored a fine goal on 25 minutes after Cork goalkeeper Micheál Martin failed to deal with Dara Roche’s delivery and then the corner-forward levelled. Cork added two points in the closing stages through Vaughan, however, and they would have three to spare at the end.
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Scorers for Cork: C Vaughan 0-4 (0-3f), S O’Donoghue 1-1 (0-1f), P Kelleher, S White, C Horgan 0-2 each, B O’Driscoll 0-1.

Scorers for Kerry: C Keane 1-7 (0-6f), B Crowley, J Savage (0-1f) 0-1 each.

CORK: M Martin; M McSweeney, T O’Rourke, S Cronin; J Davis, S White, K Crowley; D O’Callaghan, D Murphy; K Davis, B O’Driscoll, A O’Donovan; C Vaughan, P Kelleher, S O’Donoghue. Subs: D Quinn for Crowley (21, injury), M Hurley for O’Callaghan (38), C Horgan for K Davis (48), C Kiely for McSweeney (56).

KERRY: S Ryan; C Coffey, G Crowley, B Ó Beaglaíoch; R Murphy, D Daly, C Ó Lúing; J Barry, B O’Sullivan; M Burns, J Savage, B Crowley; M Flaherty, D Roche, C Keane. Subs: G Horan for Savage (15, black card), K McCarthy for Burns, C Murphy for Daly (both 51), É Ó Conchúir for Crowley (56), L Carey for Ó Conchúir (57, black card).

Referee: D O’Mahoney (Tipperary)
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Report: Denis Hurley for GAA.ie



Fixture Details

WEDNESDAY MARCH 18TH
EIRGRID MUNSTER UNDER 21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS

Cork v Kerry
Corcaigh v Ciarraí
Venue: Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork 7.30pm
Referee: Derek O’Mahoney (Tiobraid Árann)
Extra time if necessary


Ticket Information

Adults: €10.00
Students/OAP’s: €5 tickets on the gate or receive a €5 concession on Adult €10 tickets bought at designated turnstile prior to entry.
Under 16s are free and not required to have a ticket to attend this game.

This fixture is unreserved. Tickets are available to purchase in advance at selected Centra & Supervalu stores.

Click to buy tickets online



Team News

The Kerry Team to play Cork in the Cadburys Munster GAA Under 21 Football Championship Semi Final in Páirc Uí Rinn on Wednesday evening next contains just one of last year’s starting 15 against the same opposition (Gavin Crowley)as well as 6 of the successful Kerry Minor side from last year namely, Shane Ryan, Cormac Coffey, Brian Ó Beaglaoich, Barry O’Sullivan, Micheál Burns and Matthew Flaherty.

The team, captained by Gavin Crowley from Templenoe is as follows:
1. Shane Ryan (Rathmore)
2. Cormac Coffey (Kerins O’Rahillys)
3. Gavin Crowley (Templenoe)
4. Brian Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht)
5. Ronan Murphy (Beaufort)
6. Denis Daly (St Marys)
7. Cathal Ó Lúing (An Ghaeltacht)
8. Jack Barry Na Gaeil)
9. Barry O’Sullivan (Dingle)
10. Brian Crowley (Templenoe)
11. Jack Savage (Kerins O’Rahillys)
12. Micheal Burns (Dr Crokes)
13. Matthew Flaherty (Dingle)
14. Dara Roche (Glenflesk)
15. Conor Keane (Killarney Legion)
Fir Ionaid
16. Darragh O’Shea (Ballydonoghue)
17. Cathal Murphy (Rathmore)
18. Greg Horan (Austin Stacks)
19. Conor Jordan (Austin Stacks)
20. Gary O’Sullivan (Listry)
21. Kevin McCarthy (Kilcummin)
22. Eanna Ó Conchúir (An Ghaeltacht)
23. Donal Maher (Kilcummin)
24. Liam Carey (Beaufort)

Bainistíocht: Darragh Ó Sé (Bainisteoir), Seamus Moynihan, John Shanahan, Ciarán McCabe.
The following players are part of the extended Kerry training panel:
Adrian Spillane (Templenoe), Cillian Fitzgerald (Churchill), David Foran (St Senans), Killian Spillane (Templenoe), Niall Sheehy (John Mitchels), Padraig Ó Conchúir (Dingle), Sean T. Dillon (St Senans), Tom O’Sullivan (Dingle).


The Cork team lines out as follows –

1. Micheál Martin (Nemo Rangers)

2. Michael Mc Sweeney (Newcestown)

3. Jamie Davis (Douglas)

4. Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers)

5. Tomas O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers)

6. Sean White (Clonakilty)

7. Kevin Crowley (Millstreet)

8. Alan O’Donovan (Nemo Rangers)

9. Darragh Murphy (Valley Rovers)

10. Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh) Capt.

11. Kevin Davis (O’Donovan Rossa)

12. Ryan Harkin (Mallow)

13. Cathal Vaughan (Iveleary)

14. Peter Kelleher Kilmichael

15. Sean O’Donoghue (Inniscarra)

Subs:

16. Anthony Casey (Kiskeam)

17. Dylan Quinn (St. Finbarr’s)

18. Kevin Cremin (Boherbue)

19. Cian Kiely (Ballincollig)

20. Dan O’Callaghan (Clyda Rovers)

21. Colm Hyde (Naomh Abán)

22. Conor Horgan (Nemo Rangers)

23. Cillian McIntyre (Carrigaline)

24. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)

Extended panel:

Ross O’Donovan (Nemo Rangers), Niall Motherway (Dungourney), Michael Desmond (Cill Na Martra), Cian Dorgan (Ballincollig), Anthony O’Connor (Knocknagree).

Not considered due to injury:

Ian Maguire (St. Finbarr’s), Sam Ryan (St. Finbarr’s), Kieran Histon (Cobh).

Selectors:

Seán Hayes (Nemo Rangers) Manager, Gene O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh) Coach, Sean Bownes, (Castlemartyr), Niall Kelleher, (Millstreet), Aidan Kelleher, (Clondrohid)


For the Record

  Kerry Cork
2015 Team Management Manager – Darragh Ó Sé
(An Ghaeltacht)

Selectors –

Ciarán McCabe (Trainer),

Seamus Moynihan

John Shanahan

 

Manager – Seán Hayes
(Nemo Rangers)

Coach – Gene O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCárthaigh)

Selectors –

Sean Bownes (Castlemartyr), Niall Kelleher (Millstreet). Aidan Kelliher (Clondrohid).

 

2015 Captain Gavin Crowley

(Templenoe)

 

Brian O’Sullivan

(Tadhg MacCárthaigh)

 

2014 Championship Performance Lost to Cork by 0-18 to 2-8 in the Munster Quarter-Final played at Austin Stack Park. Defeated Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary to win the Munster Final before losing to Roscommon in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 1-19 to 3-12.
Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles 25 25
Last Munster Under 21 Football Title 2008 2014
Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 30
Won – 15
Lost – 13
Drawn – 2
Played – 35
Won – 29
Lost – 5
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship 2014 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Quarter-Final at Austin Stack Park Tralee – Cork 0-18 Kerry 2-8

See www.munster.gaa.ie for match report.

What happened 3 years ago?

2012 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up

Lost quarter-final to Tipperary before defeating Waterford, Limerick and Clare to reach Munster final where they lost to Tipperary by 2-14 to 1-14 at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. Defeated Limerick in the quarter-final before losing to Tipperary by 1-10 to 0-9 in the semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

2015 Eirgrid Munster Under 21 Football Championship Fixtures / Results

Quarter Finals

Wednesday March 11th  

 

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick               Cork 5-8          Limerick 2-12

@ Miltown Malbay                              Clare 2-11       Waterford 0-3
Semi-Finals

Wednesday March 18th  

 

@ Pairc Ui Rinn, Cork                                                Cork v Kerry

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles                          Clare v Tipperary
Final

Wednesday April 8th


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 (25) – 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Limerick (1) – 2000

Waterford (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2010


Munster Under 21 Football Championship – Useful Information

  • Cork are seeking their fifth Munster Under 21 Football title in a row. Cork have never won 5 Munster titles in a row. Kerry won 5 in a row once between 1995 and 1999.
  • 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 2015 Munster Under 21 Football Championship will see the Rebel County pass Kerry out in the roll of honour.
  • Kerry’s last victory over Cork in the Munster Under 21 football championship was in 2010 in the Quarter final at Austin Stack Park on a scoreline of 0-19 to 1-8. In the four years since, Kerry lost the finals of 2011 and 2012 and the quarter finals of 2013 and 2014 to Cork.
  • Cork and Kerry remain the only 2 Munster counties to win the All Ireland under 21 football championship. Cork top the roll of honour with 11 titles having last won in 2009 while Kerry are second with 10 titles have last won in 2009. The last five titles have been shared by Dublin (2010, 12 and 14) and Galway (2011 and 13).
  • This is the third year in a row that Tipperary and Clare have met at Munster semi-final stage with Tipperary looking to secure 3 victories in a row having won the 2013 and 14 encounters by 1-12 to 0-7 and 2-22 to 0-9. Their previous meeting to that was in 2009 when Tipperary won another semi-final encounter by 2-5 to 0-9 at Cooraclare.
  • Kerry Captain, Gavin Crowley’s twin brother Brian is also on the team.
  • Cork Captain, Brian O’Driscoll’s father Gene coaches the Cork team. Along with his brothers, Colm and Kevin, Brian is also a member of the Cork senior football panel.

Munster Under 21 Football Cup
Corn na Cásca presented by the Football Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.