Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Cork 0-16 Limerick 0-13

Cork defeated Limerick by 0-16 to 0-13 in the Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday June 14th at Pairc Ui Rinn.


Cork shake off challenge of Limerick to qualify for Munster junior decider

Cork 0-16 Limerick 0-13

Denis Hurley reports from Páirc Uí Rinn for the42.ie

Four unanswered points in the final six minutes helped Cork to advance past the stiff challenge of Limerick in the Munster JFC semi-final at Páirc Uí Rinn this afternoon.

The Rebels, winners of five of the past 10 All-Irelands at the grade, were strong favourites given that they were able to include members of the successful 2013 side, but the Shannonsiders, with the aid of a win over Clare, put it up to them for long periods.
While Cork led by 0-2 to no score early on, a pair of Michael Lyons points, allied to scores from Jimmy Barry-Murphy and Jason Mullins, put Limerick ahead as the home wides tally began to mount.

Cork midfielder Micheál Ó Laoire came closest to a goal in the opening half, his fisted effort kept out by Gearóid Greaney, but by and large the sides matched each other point for point, 0-7 each the half-time score.

The third quarter was fairly even too, Alan Barry and early sub Séamus Hickey impressing in the Cork attack while Jimmy Barry-Murphy got into the groove for Limerick and by the 45th minute it was 0-11 each. Barry fisted over to put Cork in front but Limerick led for the first time in the second half as Killian Ryan’s point was followed by Barry-Murphy’s fifth. Though Seán Kiely blazed wide with a goal effort, Cork levelled through Barry and then Hickey put them in front again.

Séamus O’Carroll was unlucky to hit the post with a late Limerick point attempt and Cork made the most of that let-of as Mark Sugrue and Hickey gave them breathing space.

Scorers for Cork: Séamus Hickey, Alan Barry 0-4 each, Mark Sugrue (0-1f) 0-3, Seán Kiely 0-2, John Corkery, Brian Coughlan, Anthony O’Connor 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: Jimmy Barry-Murphy 0-5 (0-3f), Michael Lyons, Jason Mullins (0-2 frees) 0-3 each, Séamus O’Carroll, Killian Ryan 0-1 each.

Cork

1. Anthony Seymour (Castlehaven)
2. AJ O’Connor (Kiskeam)
3. Colm Hyde (Naomh Abán)
4. John McLoughlin (Kanturk)
5. Seán Kiely (Macroom)
6. Jason Collins (St Mary’s)
7. Bart Daly (Newmarket)
8. Micheál Ó Laoire (Naomh Abán)
9. Cillian Brosnan (Brian Dillons)
10. John Corkery (Aghabullogue)
11. Brian Coughlan (Kinsale)
12. Mark Sugrue (Bandon)
13. Anthony O’Connor (Knocknagree)
14. Paul Condon (Mayfield)
15. Alan Barry (Glanmire).
Subs:
22. Séamus Hickey (Rockchapel) for Coughlan (7, injured)
11. Coughlan for Condon (38)
17. Darren Murphy (Ballincollig) for Hyde (48)
21. Peter Daly (St Mary’s) for Corkery (50-52, blood)

Limerick

1. Gearóid Greaney (Dromcollogher-Broadford)
2. Seán Barrett (Bruff)
3. Kevin Brosnan (Monagea)
4. Brian Hannigan (Feenagh-Kilmeedy)
5. Tony McCarthy (Kildimo-Pallaskenry)
6. Mike Sheehan (Fr Caseys)
7. James Naughton (St Senan’s)
8. David Ward (Fr Caseys)
9. Tony McMahon (Pallasgreen)
20. W Cronin (St Patrick’s)
11. Séamus O’Carroll (Cappagh)
12. Killian Ryan (Mungret)
13. Jimmy Barry-Murphy (Ballylanders)
14. Jason Mullins (St Patrick’s)
18. Michael Lyons (Adare).
Subs
17. Thomas Butler (Feohanagh-Castlemahon) for Ward (16)
23. Brian Fanning (Pallasgreen) for McMahon (34)
10. Kevin Barry (Pallasgreen) for Naughton (43)
22. Michael O’Donovan (Galbally) for Ryan (49)
15. Thomas Quilligan (Newcastlewest) for Lyons (52).

Referee: Alan Kissane (Waterford).


Fixture Details

Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final
Sunday 14th June 2015 in Páirc Uí Rinn @ 13:30
Corcaigh v Luimneach
Extra Time if Necessary i.e 2 x 10 minute periods only
Referee: Alan Kissane (Portláirge)


Team News

CORK JUNIOR FOOTBALL

1. Anthony Seymour (Castlehaven)

2. A. J. O’Connor (Kiskeam)

3. Colm Hyde (Naomh Abán)

4. John MacLoughlin (Kanturk)

5. Sean Kiely (Macroom) Capt.

6. Jason Collins (St. Mary’s)

7. Bart Daly (Newmarket)

8. Micheál Ó Laoire (Naomh Abán)

9. Cillian Brosnan (Brian Dillons)

10. John Corkery (Aghabullogue)

11. Brian Coughlan (Kinsale)

12. Mark Sugrue (Bandon)

13. Anthony O’Connor (Knocknagree)

14. Paul Condon (Mayfield)

15. Alan Barry (Glanmire)

Subs:

16. Anthony Casey (Kiskeam)

17. Darren Murphy (Ballincollig)

18. T. J. Brosnan (Newmarket)

19. Fionn Herlihy (Mitchelstown)

20. John Ryan (Newmarket)

21. Peter Daly (St. Mary’s)

22. Seamus Hickey (Rockchapel)

23. Gearoid Finn (Kinsale)

24. Ruairi O’Hagan (Fermoy)

Selectors: Paul McCarthy (Kinsale) – Manager, Danny Culloty (Newmarket), Michael Lyons (Araglin), Alan Whelan (Brian Dillons), Tim O’Sullivan (Macroom).

Medical Officer: Dr. Paddy Burke. Physiotherapist: Gary Aherne.

Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Kerry 2-13 Tipperary 1-8

Kerry defeated Tipperary by 2-13 to 1-8 in the Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday June 14th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Kerry book Munster junior final place with eight-point win over Tipperary

Kerry 2-13 Tipperary 1-8

Jackie Cahill reports from Semple Stadium, Thurles for the42.ie

JEFF O’DONOGHUE INSPIRED Kerry to victory against Tipperary in this afternoon’s Munster junior football semi-final, as the holders survived a second-half scare before registering a comfortable eight-point win.

Dean McEnroe’s 34th-minute goal handed Tipperary the lead for the only time in the game, 1-5 to 1-4, but Kerry came roaring back with five unanswered points. Dan O’Donoghue’s goal midway through the second half killed the game as a contest and it was a procession from there for last year’s beaten All-Ireland finalist, who will meet Cork in the provincial decider on 1 July.

Jeff O’Donoghue was instrumental in this win, with his four points split between both halves. He was also the creator of both goals, finished brilliantly by Thomas Hickey and former All-Ireland minor medallist Dan O’Donoghue.

The first half was marred by a sickening clash between Kerry’s Tadhg Morley and Tipp’s Alan O’Riordan, with O’Riordan stretchered off. Morley was substituted at half-time and the first half ended with seven minutes of stoppage time.

At the break, Kerry were 1-4 to 0-5 in front, Hickey shooting home the 21st minute goal after the Kingdom broke from turnover ball.
Hickey had earlier been denied by a smart close-range save by Tipp goalkeeper Gearóid Slattery, who saved two penalties in the quarter-final victory over Waterford.

Ger Hally went close for Tipp at the other end but even when the Premier County did break through for McEnroe’s goal, they couldn’t push on as Kerry upped the pace. Midfield dominance paved the way for this impressive win and the winners had seven different scorers.

Scorers for Kerry: Thomas Hickey 1-2 (0-2f), Jeff O’Donoghue 0-4, Dan O’Donoghue 1-0, Alan O’Donoghue 0-3, Conor Cox 0-2, James Walsh & Liam Carey 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: Kevin Fox 0-4 (3f), Dean McEnroe 1-0, Aldo Matassa & Dean Lonergan (1f, 1 45) 0-2 each.

Kerry

1. Shane Murphy (Kilcummin)
2. Dan O’Donoghue (Spa)
3. Jack McGuire (Listowel Emmetts)
4. Gavin Crowley (Templenoe)
5. Greg Gibson (Waterville)
6. Brendan O’Sullivan (Valentia)
7. Tadhg Morley (Templenoe)
8. James Walsh (Knocknagoshel)
9. Liam Kearney (Spa)
10. Philip O’Connor (Cordal)
11. Jeff O’Donoghue (Glenflesk)
12. Denis Daly (St Mary’s)
13. Alan O’Donoghue (C) (John Mitchels)
14. Conor Cox (Listowel Emmetts)
15. Thomas Hickey (Castleisland Desmonds)
Subs
18. Eamonn Kiely (Brosna) for Morley (half-time)
17. Michael Brennan (Churchill) for Gibson (37)
21. Liam Carey (Beaufort) for Daly (45)
22. Adam Barry (Brosna) for Cox (49)
20. Gary O’Sullivan (Listry) for J O’Donoghue (57)
23. David Griffin (Ardfert) for O’Sullivan (59)

Tipperary

1. Gearóid Slattery (Cashel)
2. Ger Hally (Cahir)
3. Daragh Kearney (Clonmel Óg)
4. Donal Lynch Capt. (Clonmel Commercials)
5. Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
6. Luke Boland (Moyle Rovers)
24. Jimmy Feehan (Killenaule)
8. Aldo Matassa (Clonmel Commercials)
9. Martin Dunne (Moyle Rovers)
10. Shane Leahy (Arravale Rovers)
20. Alan O’Riordan (JK Brackens)
12. Donagh Leahy (Arravale Rovers)
13. Kevin Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty)
14. Dean Lonergan (Cahir)
15. Dean McEnroe (JK Brackens)
Subs:
11. Tommy Sweeney (Ballyporeen) for O’Riordan (30+6)
19. Gerry Cronin (Ardfinnan) for Dunne (47)
17. Niall Gleeson (Portroe) for S Leahy (49)
18. Mark Russell (Aherlow Gaels) for Matassa (56)
23. Dominic Walsh (Moyle Rovers) for D Leahy (60+1)

Referee: Michael Collins (Cork)


Fixture Details

Munster Junior Football Championship
Sunday 14th June 2015 in Semple Stadium, Thurles @ 13:30
Tiobraid Árann v Ciarraí
Extra Time if Necessary i.e 2 x 10 minute periods only
Referee: Michael Collins (Corcaigh)


Team News

There are two changes in personnel to the Tipperary Junior Football team with Daragh O’Dwyer and Tommy Sweeney getting the nod to start. Some positional switches go on to complete the line up which reads as follows;.

Gearóid Slattery (Cashel), Ger Hally (Cahir), Daragh Kearney (Clonmel Óg), Donal Lynch Capt. (Clonmel Commercials), Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials), Luke Boland (Moyle Rovers), Daragh O’Dwyer (Moyle Rovers), Aldo Mattassa (Clonmel Commercials), Martin Dunne (Moyle Rovers),Shane Leahy (Arravale Rovers), Tommy Sweeney (Ballyporeen), Donough Leahy (Arravale Rovers),Kevin Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty), Dean Lonergan (Cahir), Dean McEnroe (JK Brackens).

Munster SFC Semi-Final – Cork 1-20 Clare 1-8

Cork defeated Clare by 1-20 to 1-8 in the Munster Senior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday June 14th at Pairc Ui Rinn.


Munster SFC: Rebels way too strong for Clare

MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL: CORK 1-20 CLARE 1-8

By Denis Hurley at Páirc Ui Rinn for GAA.ie

Seven unanswered points in the periods immediately before and after half-time paved the way for Cork to see off Clare in the Munster SFC semi-final at Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday.

While Cathal O’Connor’s point for Clare brought them back to within four points, 0-8 to 0-4, with seven minutes left to the interval, by the time Gary Brennan got their fifth, Cork had increased their tally to 15. The Rebels never really looked like being caught by a Banner surprise, even allowing for the fact that Gary Brennan had a goal chance for Clare inside the first minute and the visitors led by 0-2 to 0-1 after Pat Burke’s point on seven.

Cork reeled off five unanswered points, with Brian Hurley, Colm O’Neill, Donncha O’Connor (two) and Brian O’Driscoll all among the scores, with O’Neill unlucky with a goal attempt which flashed just wide in the 18th minute. Conor Dorman might also have had a Cork goal, Joe Hayes saving well from him, but two O’Neill frees before half-time helped to push them six points clear, 0-10 to 0-4, at half-time. Immediately upon the resumption, Keelan Sexton shot wide with a Clare goal attempt but again Cork pushed on, with Paul Kerrigan and Mark Collins getting on the scoresheet, and soon they led by 11 points, 0-16 to 0-5.

Cathal O’Connor did briefly give Clare hope as he netted in the 53rd minute, but Fintan Goold and O’Neill responded for Cork and then Donncha O’Connor converted a penalty, after Kevin Hartnett was adjudged to have committed a foot-block on Collins’ shot. That sounded the death-knell for any lingering Clare hopes and there were 12 points in it at the end.
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Scorers for Cork: D O’Connor 1-5 (1-0 penalty, 3f), C O’Neill 0-5 (4f), M Collins 0-2, J Hayes 0-2 (1f), B O’Driscoll 0-2, P Kerrigan 0-2, B Hurley 0-1, F Goold 0-1.

Scorers for Clare: C O’Connor 1-2 (1 ’45’), G Brennan 0-2 (1f), D Ryan 0-1, J Malone 0-1, P Burke 0-1, D O’Halloran 0-1.

CORK: K O’Halloran; C Dorman, M Shields, J Loughrey; S Cronin, Brian O’Driscoll, Barry O’Driscoll; A O’Connor, K O’Driscoll; C O’Driscoll, M Collins, P Kerrigan; C O’Neill, B Hurley, D O’Connor. Subs: P Kelly for Hurley (49), R Deane for A O’Connor (54), F Goold for C O’Driscoll (54), Tomás Clancy for Dorman (57), J Hayes for D O’Connor (60), P Kelleher for O’Neill (68).

CLARE: J Hayes; S Hickey, C Russell, K Hartnett; D Ryan, G Kelly, M McMahon; G Brennan, C O’Connor; K Sexton, J Malone, S Collins; R Donnelly, E Cleary, P Burke. Subs: C Dunning for Donnelly (half-time), C O’Dea (Kilfenora) for Cleary (53), D O’Halloran for Burke (57).

Referee: J McQuillan (Cavan)




Fixture Details

Munster Senior Football Championship
Sunday 14th June 2015 in Pairc Uí Rinn @ 15:30
Corcaigh .v. An Clár
No Extra Time to be played
Referee: Joe Mc Quillan (An Cabhán)



Ticket Information

Adult: €15
Student’s/OAP: Purchase Adult tickets and receive a €5 concession at designated turnstiles prior to entry
Under 16’s are FREE and do not require a ticket

This is an unreserved fixture

Click to purchase tickets online

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Team News

Clare: 1: Joe Hayes (Lissycasey), 2: Ciarán Russell (Éire Óg), 3: Kevin Hartnett (Meelick), 4: Dean Ryan (Éire Óg), 5: Martin McMahon (Kilmurry/Ibrickane), 6: Gordon Kelly (St Josephs Miltown), 7: Shane Hickey (Kilmurry/Ibrickane, 8: Gary Brennan (Clondegad), 9: Cathal O’Connor (Coolmeen), 10: Seán Collins (Cratloe), 11: Jamie Malone (Corofin), 12: Chris Dunning (Wolfe Tones na Sionna), 13: Eoin Cleary (St Josephs Miltown), 14: Pat Burke (Kilmacud Crokes), 15: Rory Donnelly (Cooraclare)

CORK SENIOR FOOTBALL

1. Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown)

2. Conor Dorman (Bishopstown)

3. Michael Shields (St. Finbarr’s) Capt.

4. James Loughrey (Mallow)

5. Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers)

6. Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)

7. Barry O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers)

8. Alan O’Connor (St. Colum’s)

9. Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)

10. Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)

11. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)

12. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)

13. Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough)

14. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)

15. Donncha O’Connor (Ballydesmond)

Subs:

16. Paddy O’Shea (St. Vincent’s)

17. Ian Maguire (St. Finbarr’s)

18. Tomás Clancy (Fermoy)

19. Noel Galvin (Ballincollig)

20. Fintan Goold (Macroom)

21. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)

22. Patrick Kelly (Ballincollig)

23. Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg)

24. John Hayes (Carbery Rangers)

25. Donal Óg Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa)

26. Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael)

Unavailable for selection: John O’Rourke and Tom Clancy (Clonakilty) long term injury. Eoin Cadogan received an ankle injury during training Tuesday night. Jamie O’Sullivan is serving a 1 game suspension.

Selectors: Brian Cuthbert (Bishopstown) – Manager, Owen Sexton, (Kilbrittain), Ciaran O’Sullivan (Urhan), Don Davis (O’Donovan Rossa), Ronan McCarthy (Douglas).

Medical Officer: Dr. Con Murphy (U.C.C.) Physiotherapist: Colin Lane.


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For the Record

  Clare Cork
2015 Team Manager Colm Collins Brian Cuthbert
2014 Championship Performance Drew with Waterford 2-8 each in Munster Quarter-Final at Cusack Park, Ennis.

Defeated Waterford in replay at Fraher Field, Dungarvan by 3-11 to 0-12

Lost Munster Semi-Final to Kerry at Cusack Park, Ennis by 1-17 to 1-13.

Won Qualifiers Round 2 game against Carlow at Dr. Cullen Park by 4-26 to 2-13.

Lost Qualifiers Round 3 game to Kildare at Cusack Park, Ennis by 0-13 to 0-12

Defeated Tipperary by 0-16 to 1-11 in Munster Semi-Final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Lost Munster Final to Kerry by 0-24 to 0-12 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Defeated Sligo by 0-21 to 1-11 in Qualifiers Round 4 in Tullamore.

Lost All Ireland Quarter-Final to Mayo by 1-19 to 2-15 at Croke Park

Number of Munster Senior Football titles 2 37
Last Munster Senior Football Title 1992 2012
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 25
Won – 8
Lost – 15
Drawn – 2
Played – 37
Won – 22
Lost – 10
Drawn – 5
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship June 16th 2013 Munster semi-final at Cusack Park – Cork 1-20 Clare 1-11. See match report at: http://munster.gaa.ie/2013/06/16/munster-senior-football-championship-semi-final-clare-v-cork/

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship 2015

Quarter-Finals

Saturday May 23rd

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Clare 0-15                 Limerick 0-13

Sunday May 31st

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles          Tipperary 1-24         Waterford 0-5

Semi-Finals

Sunday June 14th
@ Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork – Cork v Clare @ 3.30pm

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles – Tipperary v Kerry @ 3.30pm

Final

Sunday July 5th

2pm throw-in

Useful Information

The average number of scores per game in the Munster Senior Football championship since 2008:

2008 – 21 scores per game; 2009 – 24; 2010 – 28; 2011 – 33; 2012 – 27; 2013 – 30.8, 2014 – 28.6; 2015 so far: 29.

This is the first senior inter-county championship game to be played in Páirc Uí Rinn.

The same 4 teams are in this year’s semi-finals as last year but last year it was Cork v Tipperary and Kerry v Clare.

Since 2000, Kerry have drawn as many matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship as they have lost, 5 draws (all v Cork) as compared to 5 defeats in 38 matches played.

Cork defeated Clare in 2011, 12 and 13 in the Munster Championship:

2011 Quarter Final – Cork 1-23 Clare 0-11

2012 Final – Cork 3-16 Clare 0-13

2013 Semi-Final – Cork 1-20 Clare 1-11

Tipperary lost to Kerry in 4 quarter finals in a row from 2010 to 2013 inclusive.

Both semi-final referees come from Ulster – Joe McQuillan (Cavan) is in charge of Clare v Cork while Ciaran Branagan (Down) will referee Kerry v Tipperary.

Scorers in Munster Championship 2015

Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary )         1-3 (0-1f)
Steven O’Brien (Tipperary)              0-6
Gary Brennan (Clare)                       0-4
Ian Ryan (Limerick)                          0-4 (0-2f)
Brian Scanlan (Limerick)                  0-3 (0-1f, 0-2 45)
Brian Fox (Tipperary)                       0-3
Philip Austin (Tipperary)                   0-3
Conor Sweeney (Tipperary)             0-3 (0-2f)
Eoin Cleary (Clare)                           0-2
Rory Donnelly (Clare)                      0-2
Cathal McInerney (Clare)                 0-2 (0-1f)
Peter Nash (Limerick)                      0-2
George Hannigan (Tipperary)          0-2
Michael O’Halloran (Waterford)       0-2
JJ Hutchinson (Waterford)               0-2 (0-2f)
Jamie Malone (Clare)                       0-1
Paraic Collins (Clare)                       0-1
Cathal O’Connor (Clare)                  0-1 (0-1 45)
Shane Brennan (Clare)                    0-1
Sean Collins (Clare)                         0-1
Iain Corbett (Limerick)                      0-1
Robert Browne (Limerick)                0-1
Stephen Cahill (Limerick)                 0-1
Cian Sheehan (Limerick)                 0-1
Seamus Kennedy (Tipperary)          0-1
Peter Acheson (Tipperary)               0-1
Ger Mulhaire (Tipperary)                  0-1
Jason Lonergan (Tipperary)             0-1
Shane Briggs (Waterford)                0-1 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (76) – 1892, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

Cork (37) – 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1911, 1916, 1928, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012

Tipperary (9) – 1888, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1902, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1935

Clare (2) – 1917, 1992

Waterford (1) – 1898

Limerick (1) – 1896

Munster GAA FOOTBALL 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 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sf_teams/

Munster Senior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928

All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry are top with 37, 13 ahead of the next county – Dublin. Cork are 4th in the roll of honour with 7 titles. Tipperary have won 4 All-Ireland’s, their last in 1920 while Limerick won the first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship played in 1887 and also won the All-Ireland in 1896.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

Munster SFC Semi-Final – Kerry 2-14 Tipperary 2-8

Kerry defeated Tipperary by 2-14 to 2-8 in the Munster Senior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday June 14th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Munster SFC: Kerry east past Tipp into final

MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL: TIPPERARY 2-8 KERRY 2-14

By Jackie Cahill at Semple Stadium, Thurles for GAA.ie

Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s Kerry beat Tipperary by six points in this afternoon’s Munster SFC semi-final, to set up a provincial showpiece with old rivals Cork on July 5.

Throw-in was delayed by 15 minutes as just the New Stand was open to punters attempting to gain access to Semple Stadium. When play got underway, Tipp led by 1-1 to 0-0 within four minutes, with two-goal hero Michael Quinlivan netting for the hosts. But Kerry came roaring back to led by 2-6 to 2-4 at half-time, Barry John Keane and Paul Geaney on target with goals before Quinlivan netted his second.

And a run of five successive points after half-time provided the platform for Kerry’s win, which sets up a Munster final clash with old rivals Cork on July 5. Kerry welcomed back Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper after injury ruled him out of the entire 2014 campaign and the Dr. Crokes superstar scored three points, including two from play.

Tipp registered 13 wides to just five from Kerry and that was a crucial factor in their defeat. But the Premier County, beaten by 17 points in Killarney two years ago, did close the gap and look set for another good run in the qualifiers. Tipp’s U21 captain Colin O’Riordan started well but seemed to be hampered by injury as the game progressed. And another U21 star, Ian Fahey, was ruled out with a hamstring injury sustained during the warm-up.

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Scorers for Tipperary: M Quinlivan 2-0, C Sweeney 0-2 (2f), C O’Riordan 0-1, G Mulhaire 0-1, B Fox 0-1, K O’Halloran 0-1 (1 ’45’), B Grogan 0-1 (1f), J Lonergan 0-1

Scorers for Kerry: P Geaney 1-2, B J Keane 1-1, B Sheehan 0-5 (3f), C Cooper 0-3 (1f), A Maher 0-1, M Geaney 0-1, S O’Brien 0-1

TIPPERARY: E Comerford; P Codd, C McDonald, R Kiely; S Kennedy, P Acheson, A Campbell; S O’Brien, G Hannigan; C O’Riordan, P Austin, G Mulhaire; C Sweeney, M Quinlivan, B Fox. Subs: J Lonergan for Kiely (31), B Grogan for Hannigan (h.t.), K O’Halloran for Austin (54), L Casey for Fox (65), B Mulvihill for Sweeney (65), A Morrissey for Kennedy (70).

KERRY: B Kealy; M Ó’Sé, M Griffin, S Enright; J Lyne, P Crowley, K Young; A Maher, B Sheehan; M Geaney, C Cooper, J Buckley; P Geaney, K Donaghy, B.J. Keane. Subs: S O’Brien for Buckley (33), J O’Donoghue for Keane (48), A O’Mahony for Crowley (49), D O’Sullivan for M Geaney (53), D Walsh for Sheehan (62), T Walsh for Maher (67).

Referee: C Branagan (Down)




Fixture Details

Munster Senior Football Championship Semi-Final
Sunday 14th June 2015 in Semple Stadium, Thurles @ 15:30
Tiobraid Árann v Ciarraí
No Extra Time to be played
Referee: Ciaran Branagan (An Dún)



Ticket Information

Adult: €15
Student’s/OAP: Purchase Adult tickets and receive a €5 concession at designated turnstiles prior to entry
Under 16’s are FREE and do not require a ticket

This is an unreserved fixture and entry is via the O Riain (New) Stand only.

Click here to buy tickets online

Munster GAA Ticket Locator


Team News

The Tipperary Senior Football team to contest their Munster Championship Semi-Final at 3.30pm on Sunday next June 14th against Kerry in Semple Stadium, Thurles has been announced.

Following on from their very impressive quarter-final display, manager Peter Creedon has elected to run with the same 15 that started the last day in what he hopes will be the side to derail the highly fancied Kerry outfit. It provides therefore a major boost to his Tipperary side with the news that Colin O’Riordan has been passed fit to start after his recent injury scare.

The team then is as follows –

Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan Kilcash), Paddy Codd Capt. (Killenaule), Ciarán McDonald (Aherlow), Robbie Kiely (Carbery Rangers), Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers), Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers), Steven O’Brien (Ballina), George Hannigan (Shannon Rovers), Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens), Philip Austin (Borrisokane), Ger Mulhaire (Arravale Rovers), Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen), Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials), Brian Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty)

The Kerry Senior Football Team to play Tipperary in the Munster Football Championship semi final in Thurles on Sunday contains just 7 of the team that started the All Ireland Final against Donegal last year.

All Stars, Paul Murphy and David Moran, miss the game due to injury while Brian Kelly, Aidan O’Mahony, Fionn Fitzgerald, Stephen O’Brien, James O’Donoghue and Donnchadh Walsh are all named in the substitutes list for Sunday’s game.

Of the six subs that saw action against Donegal last September, Shane Enright, Michael Geaney, Bryan Sheehan and Barry John Keane are all included in the starting fifteen this time round while Kieran O’Leary is injured and Declan O’Sullivan has since retired.

Jonathan Lyne of Killarney Legion makes his full Championship debut while Colm Cooper is named at centre forward for his 77th championship game and returns to championship action for the first time since the 2013 All Ireland semi final against Dublin.

The team, captained by Kieran Donaghy is as follows:

1. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin

2. Marc Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht

3. Mark Griffin St Michaels/Foilmore

4. Shane Enright Tarbert

5. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion

6. Peter Crowley Laune Rangers

7. Killian Young Renard

8. Anthony Maher Duagh

9. Bryan Sheehan St Marys

10. Michael Geaney Dingle

11. Colm Cooper Dr Crokes

12. Johnny Buckley Dr Crokes

13. Paul Geaney Dingle

14. Kieran Donaghy (C) Austin Stacks

15. Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys

Fir Ionaid:

16. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion

17. James O’Donoghue Killarney Legion

18. Stephen O’Brien Kenmare

19. Aidan O’Mahony Rathmore

20. Darran O’Sullivan Glenbeigh-Glencar

21. Fionn Fitzgerald Dr Crokes

22. Tommy Walsh Kerins O’Rahillys

23. Alan Fitzgerald Castlegregory

24. Donnchadh Walsh Cromane

25. Jack Sherwood Firies

26. Pa Kilkenny Glenbeigh/Glencar

Bainisteóir: Eamonn Fitzmaurice (Finuge)

Róghnóirí: Diarmuid Murphy (Dingle), Mikey Sheehy (Austin Stacks), Cian O’Neill (Moorefield, Kildare)

Additional Information:

Injuries Update

The following players are not available for selection due to injury:

David Moran (Shoulder Injury)
Paul Murphy (Shoulder Injury)
Paul Galvin (Quad Injury)
Kieran O’Leary (Recovering from surgery on Achilles Tendon Injury)


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For the Record

  Kerry Tipperary
2015 Team Manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice Peter Creedon
2014 Championship Performance Defeated Clare in Munster Semi-Final at Cusack Park Ennis by 1-17 to 1-14

Defeated Cork by 0-24 to 0-12 in Munster Final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Defeated Galway by 1-20 to 2-10 in All Ireland Quarter-Final in Croke Park.

Drew with Mayo 1-16 each in All Ireland Semi-Final at Croke Park.

Defeated Mayo by 3-16 to 3-13 aet in All Ireland Semi-Final replay in Gaelic Grounds Limerick

Won All Ireland championship defeating Donegal by 2-9 to 0-12 in the final.

Won Munster quarter-final against Limerick by 2-14 to 1-11.

Lost Munster semi-final to Cork by 0-16 to 1-11.

Defeated Longford by 2-17 to 0-6 in Qualifiers Round 2.

Defeated Laois by 3-17 to 4-9 in Qualifiers Round 3.

Lost Qualifiers Round 4 game to Galway by 4-17 to 4-12.

Number of Munster Senior Football titles 76 9
Last Munster Senior Football Title 2013 1935
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 40
Won – 30
Lost – 5
Drawn – 5
Played – 21
Won – 4
Lost – 15
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship May 26th 2013 Munster Quarter-Final at Killarney: Kerry 2-19 Tipperary 0-8. See match report at: http://munster.gaa.ie/2013/05/26/munster-senior-football-championship-quarter-final-kerry-v-tipperary-2/

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship 2015

Quarter-Finals

Saturday May 23rd

@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Clare 0-15                 Limerick 0-13

Sunday May 31st

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles          Tipperary 1-24         Waterford 0-5

Semi-Finals

Sunday June 14th
@ Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork – Cork v Clare @ 3.30pm

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles – Tipperary v Kerry @ 3.30pm

Final

Sunday July 5th

2pm throw-in

Useful Information

The average number of scores per game in the Munster Senior Football championship since 2008:

2008 – 21 scores per game; 2009 – 24; 2010 – 28; 2011 – 33; 2012 – 27; 2013 – 30.8, 2014 – 28.6; 2015 so far: 29.

This is the first senior inter-county championship game to be played in Páirc Uí Rinn.

The same 4 teams are in this year’s semi-finals as last year but last year it was Cork v Tipperary and Kerry v Clare.

Since 2000, Kerry have drawn as many matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship as they have lost, 5 draws (all v Cork) as compared to 5 defeats in 38 matches played.

Cork defeated Clare in 2011, 12 and 13 in the Munster Championship:

2011 Quarter Final – Cork 1-23 Clare 0-11

2012 Final – Cork 3-16 Clare 0-13

2013 Semi-Final – Cork 1-20 Clare 1-11

Tipperary lost to Kerry in 4 quarter finals in a row from 2010 to 2013 inclusive.

Both semi-final referees come from Ulster – Joe McQuillan (Cavan) is in charge of Clare v Cork while Ciaran Branagan (Down) will referee Kerry v Tipperary.

Scorers in Munster Championship 2015

Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary )         1-3 (0-1f)

Steven O’Brien (Tipperary)              0-6

Gary Brennan (Clare)                       0-4

Ian Ryan (Limerick)                          0-4 (0-2f)

Brian Scanlan (Limerick)                  0-3 (0-1f, 0-2 45)

Brian Fox (Tipperary)                       0-3

Philip Austin (Tipperary)                   0-3

Conor Sweeney (Tipperary)             0-3 (0-2f)

Eoin Cleary (Clare)                           0-2

Rory Donnelly (Clare)                      0-2

Cathal McInerney (Clare)                 0-2 (0-1f)

Peter Nash (Limerick)                      0-2

George Hannigan (Tipperary)          0-2

Michael O’Halloran (Waterford)       0-2

JJ Hutchinson (Waterford)               0-2 (0-2f)

Jamie Malone (Clare)                       0-1

Paraic Collins (Clare)                       0-1

Cathal O’Connor (Clare)                  0-1 (0-1 45)

Shane Brennan (Clare)                    0-1

Sean Collins (Clare)                         0-1

Iain Corbett (Limerick)                      0-1

Robert Browne (Limerick)                0-1

Stephen Cahill (Limerick)                 0-1

Cian Sheehan (Limerick)                 0-1

Seamus Kennedy (Tipperary)          0-1

Peter Acheson (Tipperary)               0-1

Ger Mulhaire (Tipperary)                  0-1

Jason Lonergan (Tipperary)             0-1

Shane Briggs (Waterford)                0-1 

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (76) – 1892, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

Cork (37) – 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1911, 1916, 1928, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012

Tipperary (9) – 1888, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1902, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1935

Clare (2) – 1917, 1992

Waterford (1) – 1898

Limerick (1) – 1896

Munster GAA FOOTBALL 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 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/sf_teams/

Munster Senior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928

All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry are top with 37, 13 ahead of the next county – Dublin. Cork are 4th in the roll of honour with 7 titles. Tipperary have won 4 All-Ireland’s, their last in 1920 while Limerick won the first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship played in 1887 and also won the All-Ireland in 1896.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information