Electric Ireland Munster MFC Q-Final – Kerry 0-14 Clare 0-3

Kerry defeated Clare by 0-14 to 0-3 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final on Wednesday April 15th at Austin Stack Park, Tralee.



Kerry were always the dominant force

Report by Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

KERRY 0-14 CLARE 0-3: In a lifeless encounter in front of 1,962 souls, Kerry were erratic in front of goal, error-prone and lazy in the tackle. And yet for all the cobwebs associated with a first championship outing, the Kingdom were by some distance the superior force.

The visitors failed to score from open play over the hour, while Kerry, who really never moved beyond second gear upon the change of ends, clocked eight wides and squandered as many more scoring opportunities. The winning margin stood at 11-points, it so easily could have been double that.

Such was Clare’s inferiority. Such, essentially, was Kerry’s dominance. “We mixed the good and the bad,” said Kerry manager Jack O’Connor. “We were decent in the first-half, we had a good lead at half-time. In the second-half, we were playing against a tricky wind and a tricky sun. We wouldn’t be overly happy with the second-half. “We certainly would have liked to have kicked four or five more points.”

By half-time Kerry’s progression was all but assured – the home outfit establishing a 0-10 to 0-1 advantage. They had rendered their opponents scoreless from play and on top of the 10 white flags raised, at least two goals should have been added. Conor Geaney had Kerry off the mark on seven minutes and points followed from Stephen O’Sullivan, Bryan Sweeney, Geaney and midfielder O’Connor. Clare full-forward Keelan Sexton finally broke their deadlock on 16 minutes, having previously missed two routine frees.

The Banner defence was struggling to hold down Geaney and O’Sullivan, and on the rare occasion they moved within shooting distance of the Kerry goal, the required composure was sorely lacking. Geaney (0-2), O’Sullivan and two from full-forward Linnane had the champions home and hosed returning to the dressing room at the break. The contest petered out thereafter. The second-half would produce just six scores.

Clare’s attacking woes didn’t let up – Sexton and goalkeeper Killian Roche on target from the placed ball to bring their tally to 0-3. For Kerry, Gavin White, goalkeeper Billy Courtney, Michael Foley and Evan Cronin etched their names onto the score sheet. Cork next, and plenty of room for improvement.

Scorers for Kerry: C Geaney (0-4); C Linnane (0-1 free), S O’Sullivan (0-2 each); B Courtney (0-1 free), E Cronin (0-1 free), G White, M O’Connor, B Sweeney, M Foley (0-1 each).

Scorers for Clare: K Sexton (0-2, 0-2 frees); K Roche (0-1, 0-1 free).

KERRY: B Courtney (Dr Crokes); D Brosnan (Gneeveguilla), J Foley (Ballydonoghue), T O’Sullivan (Dingle); G White (Dr Crokes), M Breen (Beaufort), D O’Brien (Glenflesk); M O’Connor (Dingle), JM Foley (Kilgarvan); B Ó Seanacháin (Ballydonoghue), B Sweeney (Listowel Emmetts), S O’Shea (Kenmare); S O’Sullivan (Templenoe), C Linnane (Beale), C Geaney (Dingle).
Subs: E Cronin (Spa) for Linnane (44 mins), D O’Shea (Kenmare) for O’Sullivan (53), G O’Sullivan (Dromid Pearses) for White (53), B Barrett (Ardfert) for S O’Shea (55), M Foley (Spa) for S O’Sullivan (55), R Buckley (Listry) for Foley (57).

CLARE: K Roche (Cooraclare); K Kileen (Kilmurry Ibrickane), N McCarthy (Lissycasey), C Pyne (Killimer); P Lillis (Cooraclare), C Downes (Naomh Eoin), C Hehir (St Joseph’s); K Burke (Cooraclare), S O’Donoghue (Cooraclare); C O’Halloran (Éire Óg), C Murray (St Joseph’s), P McNamara (Kilmaley); E Tubridy (Doonbeg), K Sexton (Kilmurry Ibrickane), A Sweeney (St Breckan’s).
Subs: N Murray (O’Currys) for McNamara (HT), C Brennan (Clondegad) for Burke (HT), J Morrissey (Cooraclare) for Tubridy (42 mins), D Foran (Killimer) for A Sweeney (55), R McMahon (Kildysart) for Pyne (55).

Referee: J Ryan (Cork)



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Team News

The Kerry Minor Football Team to play Clare in the Quarter Final of the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Minor Football Championship in Austin Stack Park on Wednesday evening at 7pm contains just one of the side that won the All Ireland title last year – Mark O’Connor at midfield who also captains the side. Stephen O’Sullivan, who was introduced as a sub in all of Kerry’s games last year is named at corner forward and Jason Foley, also a sub last year, is named at full back. (Last year’s centre back, Andrew Barry, who is recovering from injury is included on the extended panel).

The team is as follows:
1. Billy Courtney Dr. Crokes
2. Darren Brosnan Gneeveguilla
3. Jason Foley Ballydonoghue
4. Tom O’Sullivan Dingle
5. Gavin White Dr. Crokes
6. Mike Breen Beaufort
7. Daniel O’Brien Glenflesk
8. Mark O’Connor (Capt.) Dingle
9. John Mark Foley Kilgarvan
10. Brian Ó Seanacháin Ballydonoghue
11. Bryan Sweeney Listowel Emmets
12. Sean O’Shea Kenmare
13. Stephen O’Sullivan Templenoe
14. Cormac Linnane Beale
15. Conor Geaney Dingle

Fir Ionaid
16. Eoghan O’Brien Churchill
17. Dara O’Shea Kenmare
18. Evan Cronin Spa
19. Graham O’Sullivan Dromid Pearses
20. Ronan Buckley Listry
21. Brandon Barrett Ardfert
22. Jack Morgan Austin Stacks
23. Michael Foley Spa
24. Jack Goulding Ballyduff

Bainistíocht:
Bainisteoir: Jack O’Connor (Dromid Pearses)
Roghnoirí: Micheal O’Shea (Castlegregory), Eamon Whelan (St Senans).
Treanalaí: Alan O’Sullivan and Arthur Fitzgerald.
Captain: Mark O’Connor (Dingle)
Kitman: Ger O’ Mahony,
Physio: Kieran O’Shea,
Liaison Officer: Christy Killeen

Extended Panel players:
Darren Casey St. Mary’s
Micheal Foley Ballydonoghue
Mark Sugrue Renard
Colin Griffin Austin Stacks
Cian Ó Murchú An Ghaeltacht
Andrew Barry Na Gaeil
Ferdia O’Brien Austin Stacks
Micheal Reidy Ballymacelligott
Karl Mullins Kerins O’Rahillys

Clare

1. Killian Roche (Cooraclare)
2. Pearse Lillis (Cooraclare)
3. Niall McCarthy (Lissycasey)
4. Kieran Killeen (Kilmurry-Ibrickane)
5. Conor Downes (Naomh Eoin)
6. Killian Burke (Cooraclare)
7. Colm Pyne (Killimer)
8. Killian Brennan (Clondegad)
9. Sean O’Donoghue (Cooraclare)
10. Conor O’Halloran (Éire Óg)
11. Keelan Sexton (Kilmurry-Ibrickane)
12. Padraig McNamara (Lissycasey)
13. Alan Sweeney (St Breckan’s)
14. Nigel Murray (O’Curry’s)
15. Cormac Murray (St Joseph’s Milltown)

Electric Ireland Munster MFC Q-Final – Cork 2-15 Limerick 2-7

Cork defeated Limerick by 2-15 to 2-7 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final on Wednesday April 15th at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick.



No surprise as Cork far too strong for Limerick

Report by Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

LIMERICK 2-7 CORK 2-15: Little in the way of surprise at the Gaelic Grounds as Cork eased to an eight-point Electric Ireland Munster MFC win over Limerick. Beforehand, the bookmakers reckoned the handicap was nine points. Even if Cork had covered it, there would still be room for improvement ahead of the semi-final against Kerry but manager Donal O’Sullivan was taking both positives and negatives from the tie.

“We learned a lot,” he said. “We were happy with the victory but there are a lot of aspects that we’d be worried about ahead of the Kerry game. “Defensively, we were naïve. They weren’t lacking commitment but they got caught out a few times. Limerick’s forwards would trouble a lot of teams, maybe we could have played a sweeper but we wanted to see what we could do without one.”

Cork’s first three attacks yielded points from Stephen Leonard – a late replacement for the injured Shane Kingston – and two by Steven Sherlock, but once Limerick got past halfway they gave indications that they might contend. James Ryan drew a save from Cork goalkeeper Chris Kelly and moments later Ed Sheehy found Mark Connolly, who slotted his shot to the net. When Andrew White sent over a free, the hosts had the lead but it would prove to be a fleeting experience.

Midfielder Eoin O’Brien and Sherlock restored the advantage to Cork before David Loweny was fouled for a penalty after Gary Murphy and Conor Hughes had combined to feed him. While Aaron Murphy got a hand to Sherlock’s spot-kick, he couldn’t keep it out and in quick-time Cork were seven points clear. Connolly’s second goal, after he won a good delivery and slalomed past two defenders, suggested that Limerick could make things difficult again, but Cork’s reply was as emphatic as it was swift.

Murphy, so central to Cork’s attacking forays, used his speed to good effect and, while he could have taken on his own shot from a tight angle, he handpassed across goal, allowing David Lowney to palm home. The exchange of points by White and Daniel Ó Duinnín ensured that the seven-point gap remained at half-time, Cork ahead by 2-9 to 2-2, and the second half didn’t challenge that pattern.

Leonard continued to take advantage of his inclusion as he kicked three further points, including a pair of well-taken frees, and Murphy got in on the scoring act too. White remained accurate from dead balls for Limerick but it wasn’t until Diarmuid Kelly scored on 54 minutes that they got a point from play. Cork’s defence, while not ultra-tight, was a bit more secure and no real goal chances accrued, ensuring that the outcome wasn’t in question.

The next assignment for Cork is a semi-final clash against Kerry on May 13 and O’Sullivan is hopeful of improvement between now and then. “We’ve a couple of players injured who’d be big players for us, the likes of Shane Kingston and Tom Bushe. We’re playing Galway in a challenge game shortly and we’ll find out as we go along.”

Scorers for Cork: S Sherlock 1-5 (1-0 penalty, two frees), D Lowney 1-1, S Leonard 0-4 (two frees), G Murphy 0-2, D Ó Duinnín, C Hughes, E O’Brien 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: M Connolly 2-0, A White 0-4 (frees), D Kelly, J Ryan (free), P Maher 0-1 each.

CORK: C Kelly (Éire Óg); N Walsh (Douglas), T O’Connell (Clonakilty), C Dennehy (St Finbarr’s); S Powter (Douglas), R Walsh (Castlehaven), K Dwyer (Macroom); D Ó Duinnín (Cill na Martra), E O’Brien (Douglas); S McEvoy (Clonakilty), D Lowney (Clonakilty), C Hughes (Canovee); S Leonard (Ilen Rovers), G Murphy (Castletownbere), S Sherlock (St Finbarr’s).
Subs: S Madigan (Buttevant) for O’Connell (10, injured), R Fowley (Buttevant) for Hughes (43), C O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers) for Ó Duinnín (52, injured), S Lucey (Ballincollig) for Dennehy (54), S O’Neill (Kildorrery) for Sherlock (58), S O’Driscoll (Glanmire) for Murphy (58).

LIMERICK: A Murphy (Fr Caseys); F Murphy (Kilteely-Dromkeen), L O’Connell (Mungret), D Hanley (Ballysteen); J Wallace (Glin), S Ivess (Newcastlewest), S Murphy (Newcastlewest); A Kerins (St Senan’s), M Whelan (Hospital-Herbertstown); A White (Rathkeale), M Morrissey (Rathkeale), E Sheehy (Granagh-Ballingarry); D Kelly (Newcastlewest), M Connolly (Adare), J Ryan (Athea).
Subs: A Storan (Mungret) for Morrissey (25), P Maher (Adare) for Sheehy (half-time), R Hayes (St Senan’s) for White (51), D Corrigan (Kildimo-Pallaskenry) for Kelly (54), G Brennan (Claughaun) for F Murphy (60), C Stephenson (St Patrick’s) for Wallace (60).

Referee: S Lonergan (Tipperary)



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Team News

Limerick Manager Jerry O’Sullivan has named his starting team for the Munster Minor Football Quarter final V Cork. There are 4 player on this team that were on the 2014 team that was defeated by Cork, Luke O’Connell, Sean Murphy, Sean Ivess and Mikey Morrissey. The Limerick Captain is Mikey Morrissey from the Rathkeale club.

Limerick Minor Football Team and subs for game V Cork on Wednesday 15th April in Gaelic Grounds.

1. Aaron Murphy Fr. Casey’s
2. David Hanley Ballysteen
3. Luke O’ Connell Mungret
4. Fionn Murphy Killteely-Dromkeen
5. John Wallace Glin
6. Sean Ivess Newcastlewest
7. Sean Murphy Newcastlewest
8. Adam Kerins St.Senan’s
9. Michael Whelan Hospital-Herbertstown
10. Andrew White Rathkeale
11. Mikey Morrissey Rathkeale CAPTAIN
12. Ed Sheehy Granagh Ballingarry
13. Diarmuid Kelly Newcastlewest
14. Mark Connolly Adare
15. James Ryan Athea

The Cork Minor Football team is named as –

1. Chris Kelly (Éire Óg)
2. Nathan Walsh (Douglas)
3. Tiarnan O’Connell (Clonakilty)
4. Conor Dennehy (St. Finbarrs)
5. Sean Powter (Douglas) Capt.
6. Ronan Walsh (Castlehaven)
7. Kevin Dwyer (Macroom)
8. Daniel Ó Duinnin (Cill na Martra)
9. Eoin O’Brien (Douglas)
10. David Lowney (Clonakilty)
11. Gary Murphy (Castletownbere)
12. Conor Hughes (Canovee)
13. Sean McEvoy (Clonakilty)
14. Shane Kingston (Douglas)
15. Stephen Sherlock (St. Finbarrs)
16. Mark White (Clonakilty)
17. Cathal O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
18. Shane O’Driscoll (Glanmire)
19. Seamus Madigan (Buttevant)
20. Stephen Leonard (Ilen Rovers)
21. Ryan Fowley (Buttevant)
22. Shane O’Neill (Killdorrey)
23. Sean Wilson (Douglas)
24 Sean Lucey (Ballincollig)

Tuesday late change to Cork team: No 20 Stephen Leonard (Ilen Rovers) is drafted on to the starting 15 following Shane Kingston’s defection due to injury. Evan Ryle (Carrigaline) is added to the bench and will wear no 14.

Management; Donal O’Sullivan (Castletownbere) – Bainsteoir; Andrew McCarthy, (Inniscarra) – Maor Foirne; Tom Dorgan, (Ballincollig); Mick Comyns, (St. Finbarrs); Paul Holland (Argideen Rangers).

Medical Officer: Dr. Fiachra Ó Deasunaigh, (Bishopstown). Physiotherapist: Niamh O’Sullivan, (Castletownbere).

Stats: Brian Walsh (Aghada). Maor Uisce: Mark Byrne (Glanmire), Ollie O’Sullivan (Castletownbere)

Munster MFC Q-Final – Tipperary 2-16 Waterford 1-7

Tipperary defeated Waterford by 2-16 to 1-7 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final on Wednesday April 15th at Semple Stadium Thurles.



Tipperary go into cruise control in second-half

Report by Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Job done for Tipperary at Semple Stadium last evening as Charlie McGeever’s hosts blew away Waterford to book their place in the Electric Ireland Munster MFC semi-finals. For Tipp, it’s a last four clash with a playoff winner on May 13 as Waterford attempt to regroup for a knockout fixture with Limerick next week. But Waterford will feel they have something to work on after posing some problems for Tipp in the first-half.

In front of over 600 spectators, the visiting Déise found themselves 0-1 to 0-5 behind midway through the first half but were ahead after scoring 1-2 in four minutes. Goal chances were missed at either end before a slow burner burst into life in the final ten minutes of the first-half. Tipp dual star Stephen Quirke, the county’s minor hurling captain, and Jack Kennedy had been calling the tune for the winners before Conor Murray flashed life into Waterford.

Murray had bagged a couple of points before setting up Shane O’Meara for a 26th minute goal. Tipp’s response was good, however, as Kennedy scored two points before another dual player, Tommy Nolan, added another in first-half stoppage time. Tipp were 0-8 to 1-3 clear at half-time before Sean White notched Waterford’s only point from play of the second-half on the resumption. That was the cue for Tipp to gain control as they hit 1-5 without reply to end this as a contest.

Delahunty scored the 35th minute goal, pouncing on Waterford goalkeeper Kevin Dwane’s error.With the sun beaming from the Killinan End into his eyes, Dwane failed to deal with Kennedy’s pointed effort that dropped short. Delahunty was in no mood for charity and fisted home to hand Tipp a 1-11 to 1-4 advantage.

A second goal arrived 10 minutes later and this time Dwane had no chance as sub Brendan Martin coolly slotted beneath his body from Shane Power’s pass. That was pretty much that as Tipperary kept the scoreboard ticking over until the finish, with Kennedy, Martin and Ross Peters adding further points. Sean White kept the Waterford flag flying with a couple of placed balls interrupting Tipp’s scoring runs but this was too easy for the home side, who are rated as a team to watch in this year’s championship.

The obvious reward for Tipp’s victory is the avoidance of both Cork and Kerry until a potential Munster final. There is some obvious talent in the Tipp ranks, with Quirke and Kennedy shining like beacons and, having contested three successive provincial deciders from 2011-13, the chances are that Tipp will contest a second Munster final under McGeever’s watch.

Scorers for Tipperary: J Kennedy 0-5 (3f), J Delahunty 1-2, B Martin 1-1, S Quirke 0-3, A Buckley & T Nolan 0-2 each, R Peters 0-1.

Scorers for Waterford: S O’Meara 1-0, S White 0-3 (1f, 1 45), C Murray 0-2, D Looby (f) & M Sweeney 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: C Manton; T Lowry, M Irwin, T Fitzgerald; M Kehoe, S Power, L Fahy; J Kennedy, T Nolan; A Buckley, S Quirke, D Owens; E Moloney, C Cashman, J Delahunty.
Subs: B Martin for Cashman (h.t.), J Bergin for Fahy (45), B McGrath for Delahunty (48), G Whelan for Fitzgerald (52), R Peters for Nolan (55), J Butler for Kehoe (57).

WATERFORD: K Dwane; C McCarthy, S Ryan, D O’Grady; N Montgomery, D McGuckian, C Barry; C Looney, C Prunty; D Looby, D Guiry, S O’Meara; M Sweeney, S White, C Murray
Subs: M Culloo for Looney (40), D McGrath for O’Meara (44), M Phelan for Looby (44), G Sheehan for Montgomery (53), E Kelly for Sweeney (58).

Referee: B Kelly (Clare)



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Team News

The Tipperary minor football team to play Waterford in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Quarter Final in Semple Stadium on Wednesday night at 7pm has been announced.
Danny Owens captains the side making it a memorable double for his Moyle Rovers Club as his team mate & club colleague Stephen Quirke captained the Tipperary minor hurlers last week, with Emmett Moloney of Drom & Inch the other dual player.
In all 6 of last years starting 15 in the Munster Semi -Final line out again in Charlie McGeever’s side as they get their campaign under way.

Charlie Manton (Fethard), Tommy Lowry (Arravale Rovers), Morgan Irwin (Moyle Rovers), Tadhg Fitzgerald (Moyle Rovers), Liam Fahy (Rockwell Rovers), Danny Owens Capt. (Moyle Rovers), Mark Kehoe (Kilsheelan Kilcash), Tommy Nolan (Drom & Inch), Stephen Quirke (Moyle Rovers), Aidan Buckley (St. Patricks), Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Shane Power (Galtee Rovers), Emmett Moloney (Drom & Inch), Conor Cashman (Cahir), Jack Delahunty (Newport).

Waterford minor football team to play Tipperary on Wednesday night in Thurles.

1. Kevin Dwane Ballinacourty
2. Conor McCarthy Ballinacourty
3. Stephen Ryan Nire
4. Darragh O’Grady Brickey Rangers
5. Carthach Barry Brickey Rangers
6. John Elstead Ballinacourty
7. Neil Montgomery Ballinacourty
8. Ciarán Looney Nire
9. Conor Prunty Ballinacourty
10. David Looby Ballinacourty
11. Conor Murray Rathgormack
12. Shane O’Meara Nire
13. Michael Sweeney Stradbally
14. Sean White Gaultier
15. Dylan Guiry Nire


Fixture Details

When – Wednesday April 15th at 7pm

Where – Semple Stadium Thurles

Referee – Barry Kelly (Clare)
Standby Referee – Richard Moloney (Limerick)
Linesman – Damien Fox (Clare)
Sideline Official – Rory McGann (Clare)
Umpires – Michael Howe, Maurice Healy, Robbie Healy, Micheál Crehan (Clare)

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 the winners of the second play-off game in the in the semi-final on May 13th. The losers will play the losers of Cork v Limerick in the first Play-Off game on Wednesday April 22nd.

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


For the Record

Waterford Tipperary
2015 Team Management Tim Lenehan – Manager

 

Gary Hurney – Coach

Selectors – Oran Curran  David Nugent, John Browne

Jonny Flavin – Physio

 

Charlie McGeever – Manager

Selectors – Niall Fitzgerald, Kieran Healy, Michael Power and Shane Stapleton.

Mike O’Sullivan – Coach

2015 Team Captain Dylan Guiry (Nire) Danny Owens
(Moyle Rovers)
2014 Championship Performance Lost to Tipperary by 2-11 to 2-7 in first round.

Defeated Clare by 6-9 to 4-12 in second play-off game.

Lost to Cork by 1-14 to 1-8 in semi-final.

Defeated Waterford by 2-11 to 2-7 in the first round.

Lost semi-final to Kerry by 2-18 to 0-7

Number of Munster Minor Football titles 0 7
Last Munster Minor Football Title N/A 2012
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 44
Won – 8
Lost – 31
Drawn – 5
Played – 55
Won – 27
Lost – 24
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship 2014 Munster Minor Football Championship first round at Fraher Field Dungarvan on April16th – Tipperary 2-11 Waterford 2-7.

MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

First Round

Wednesday April 15th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Tipperary v Waterford                      @ 7pm
@ Austin Stack Park Tralee           Clare v Kerry                                     @ 7pm

@ Páirc na nGael Limerick            Cork v Limerick                                 @ 7pm

 

Play-off 1

Wedneday April 22nd  

@ TBC                                               Cork or Limerick v Tipperary or Waterford

Play-off 2

Wednesday April 29th 

@ TBC                                               Clare or Kerry v Winner of Play-Off 1. 

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 13th

@ TBC                                   Winners of Clare v Kerry v Winners of Cork v Limerick
@ TBC                                   Winners of Tipperary v Waterford v Winners of Play-Off 2     

Final
Sunday July 5th

@ TBC                                                                                                                       @ 12:00 noon


Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (43) 1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014.

Cork (29) 1939, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010

Tipperary (7) 1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995, 2011, 2012

Clare (3) 1929, 1930, 1953

Limerick (1) 1956


Munster Minor Football 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 in 1929 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mf_teams/


Munster Minor Football Cup

The Tadhg Crowley Cup was presented by Munster Council in 1990 to commemorate late Munster Council Treasurer. Tadhg was elected as Munster Council Treasurer in 1968 and served until his death in December 1989. A teacher by profession, he also served as Kerry County Board Secretary from 1955 until 1970. Tadhg was recognized as a specialist in organizing and handling styles and gates at Munster Championship games.


All Ireland Minor Football Championship

In the Minor Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 12 titles while Cork are tied for second with Dublin with 10 titles. Clare won the first All-Ireland Minor Football title in 1929 while Tipperary’s two All-Ireland successes at this grade came in 1934 and 2011. Between them Munster counties have accounted for 25 All-Ireland Minor Football titles, ahead of Leinster and Ulster (20 titles each) and Connacht (18 titles).

Kerry were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1946, 1950, 1962, 1963, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1994, 2014

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1981, 1991, 1993, 2000