Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Final – Kerry 2-14 Tipperary 1-11

Kerry defeated Tipperary by 2-14 to 1-11 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Final on Sunday July 5th at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.


Munster MFC Final: Kerry ease to victory

ELECTRIC IRELAND MUNSTER MFC FINAL: KERRY 2-14 TIPPERARY 1-11

Report for GAA.ie

Kerry are Munster minor champions for the third year in a row after a convincing victory over Tipperary in Killarney on Sunday.

Conor Geaney hit 1-5 to inspire the Kingdom to victory, and Jack O’Connor’s side always looked the likelier winners, having led 2-8 to 0-6 at the interval following first half goals from Geaney and Cormac Linnane. Geaney struck the first goal after just nine minutes, finishing well after a slick team move, and then five minutes later Geaney set up Linnane to make it 2-6 to 0-3 with just 15 minutes gone.

That devastating opening quarter from Kerry effectively sealed the win for them, and although Tipperary kept battling, and found the net in the second half through Aidan Buckley, Kerry cruised home.
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Scorers for Kerry: C Geaney 1-5 (1f), C Linnane 1-1 (1f), Michael Foley 0-2, Sean O’Shea 0-2 (1f), Jack Morgan 0-1, Gavin White 0-1, Bryan Sweeney 0-1, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-1

Scorers for Tipperary: Aidan Buckley 1-2, Alan Tynan 0-3 (2f), Jack Kennedy 0-2 (1f), Brendan Martin 0-2, Danny Owens 0-1, Mark Kehoe 0-1

KERRY: Billy Courtney; Darren Brosnan, Jason Foley, Jack Morgan; Gavin White, Mike Breen, Daniel O’Brien; Mark O’Connor, Andrew Barry; Brian Ó Seanacháin, Cormac Linnane, Sean O’Shea; Stephen O’Sullivan, Michael Foley, Conor Geaney
Subs: Bryan Sweeney for C Linnane (29), Ronan Buckley for B Ó Seanacháin (42), Dara O’Shea for M Breen (50), Brandon Barrett for S O’Shea (55), Jack Goulding for S O’Sullivan (55).

TIPPERARY: Charle Manton; Tommy Lowry, Morgan Irwin, Tadhg Fitzgerald; Shane Power, Jack Skehan, Liam Fahy; Jack Kennedy, Tommy Nolan; Aidan Buckley, Brian McGrath, Emmett Moloney; Danny Owens, Alan Tynan, Brendan Martin
Subs: Gavin Whelan for T Lowry (17), Jamie Bergin for E Moloney (24), Mark Kehoe for L Fahy (HT), Ross Peters for E Moloney (45), Jordan Moloney for J Skehan (54).


Match Preview


Team News

The Tipperary Minor Football team to play Kerry in this Sunday’s Munster MF Final shows four changes from the team that played Clare in the semi final. Tadhg Fitzgerald (Moyle Rovers), Liam Fahy (Rockwell Rovers), Aiden Buckley (St Patricks) and Alan Tynan (Inane Rovers) all come in for Mark Keheo, Jack Delahunty, Ross Peters and the injured Stephen Quirke.

The team is as follows;

1 Charlie Manton Fethard
2 Tadhg Fitzgerald Moyle Rovers
3 Morgan Irwin Moyle Rovers
4 Tommy Lowry Arravale Rovers
5 Liam Fahy Rockwell Rovers
6 Danny Owens Moyle Rovers
7 Jack Skeehan Holycross- Ballycahill
8 Jack Kennedy Clonmel Commercials
9 Tommy Nolan Drom & Inch
10 Aidan Buckley St Patricks
11 Brian McGrath Loughmore Castlieny
12 Emmett Moloney Drom & Inch
13 Shane Power Galtee Rovers
14 Alan Tynan Inane Rovers
15 Brendan Martin Kilsheelan-Kilcash

The Kerry Minor Football Team to play Tipperary in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Minor Football Championship Final on Sunday shows two changes in personnel from the side that defeated Cork in the semi final. Andrew Barry comes in for the injured John Mark Foley at midfield and up front, Michael Foley replaces Bryan Sweeney who was an early injury victim against Cork. Sweeney is named among the substitutes.

The team, captained by Mark O’Connor, is as follows:

1. Billy Courtney Dr. Crokes
2. Darren Brosnan Gneeveguilla
3. Jason Foley Ballydonoghue
4. Jack Morgan Austin Stacks
5. Gavin White Dr. Crokes
6. Mike Breen Beaufort
7. Daniel O’Brien Glenflesk
8. Mark O’Connor (Capt.) Dingle
9. Andrew Barry Na Gaeil
10. Brian Ó Seanacháin Ballydonoghue
11. Cormac Linnane Beale
12. Sean O’Shea Kenmare
13. Stephen O’Sullivan Templenoe
14. Michael Foley Spa
15. Conor Geaney Dingle
Fir Ionaid
16. Eoghan O’Brien Churchill
17. Bryan Sweeney Listowel Emmets
18. Tom O’Sullivan Dingle
19. Dara O’Shea Kenmare
20. Ronan Buckley Listry
21. Graham O’Sullivan Dromid Pearses
22. Brandon Barrett Ardfert
23. Jack Goulding Ballyduff
24. Evan Cronin Spa

Additional Players on the Kerry Minor Panel
John Mark Foley (Injured, Kilgarvan), Karl Mullins (Kerins O’Rahillys), Ferdia O’Brien (Austin Stacks), Michael Reidy (Ballymacelligott), Michael O’Donnell (Austin Stacks), David Shaw (Dr Crokes), Niall Collins (Listowel Emmets), Colin Griffin (Austin Stacks), Cian Ó Murchú (An Ghaeltacht), Sean Bambury (Dingle).


For the Record

  Kerry Tipperary
2015 Team Management Jack O’Connor (Dromid Pearses) – Manager

 

Selectors-   Micheál O’Shea (Castlegregory), Eamon Whelan (St. Senans)

Charlie McGeever –
Manager

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

 

Mike O’Sullivan – Coach

2015 Team Captain Mark O’Connor

(Dingle)

 

Danny Owens
(Moyle Rovers)
2014 Championship Performance Defeated Clare by 2-16 to 0-7 by 2-17 in the first round.

Defeated Tipperary by 2-18 to 0-7 in the semi-final.

Defeated Cork by 2-17 to 2-13 in the Munster final.

Defeated Kildare by 2-15 to 1-8 in the All Ireland quarter-finals.

Defeated Mayo by 1-14 to 2-7 in the All Ireland semi-finals.

Defeated Donegal by 0-17 to 1-10 to win the All Ireland title.

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 43 7
Last Munster Minor Football Title 2014 2012
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 60
Won – 46
Lost – 10
Drawn – 4
Played – 57
Won – 29
Lost – 24
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship 2014 Semi-final on May 7th at Semple Stadium – Kerry 2-14. See http://munster.gaa.ie/2014/05/07/electric-ireland-munster-minor-football-championship-semi-final-kerry-v-tipperary/ for match report.

MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2015
First Round

Wednesday April 15th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Tipperary 2-16          Waterford 1-7
@ Austin Stack Park Tralee           Kerry 0-14                  Clare 0-3

@ Páirc na nGael Limerick            Cork 2-15                   Limerick 2-7

Play-off 1

Wedneday April 22nd  

@ Newcastewest                             Limerick 2-14            Waterford 3-10

Play-off 2

Wednesday April 29th 

@ Cusack Park, Ennis                   Clare 2-11                 Limerick 0-5

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 13th

@ Austin Stack Park, Tralee          Kerry 0-16                  Cork 1-12                   AET
@ Semple Stadium, Thurles          Tipperary 0-16          Clare 2-9

Final
Sunday July 5th

@ Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney               Kerry v Tipperary                              @ 12 noon

Munster Minor Football Championship – Useful Information

Kerry are making their 4th consecutive appearance in the Munster Minor Football final and seeking a third championship title in a row. Kerry are the last team to win 3 in a row having done so as part of their 2001 to 2004 four in a row. Cork are the only other county to win 3 in a row having done so most recently between 1991 and 1993. Tipperary had an opportunity for 3 in a row in 2013 when they were defeated in the Munster final by Kerry.

Munster teams have secured just 3 All Ireland titles since the turn of the Millenium – Kerry (2014), Tipperary (2011) and Cork (2000).

Kerry and Tipperary have shared the last 4 Munster minor football titles between them with Kerry winning in 2013 and 14 and Tipperary in 2011 and 12.

Both teams scored 0-16 in securing one point semi-final victories.

The last Munster final meeting between Tipperary and Kerry was in Fitzgerald Stadium in 2013 when Kerry won by 0-15 to 0-10. Tipperary defeated Kerry by 2-14 to 1-14 in the 2012 final in Limerick.

Kerry’s top scorer is Conor Geaney with 0-9 from 2 games. Next are Cormac Linnane and Stephen O’Sullivan with 0-4 each. Tipperary’s top scorer is Jack Kennedy with 0-10 form 2 games and next is Brendan Martin with 1-6.

Since 1956, Cork and Kerry have won every Munster Minor Football title with the exception of 1984, 1995, 2011 and 2012 when Tipperary were successful.

Kerry have won 4 of their last 5 Munster minor titles by defeating Tipperary in the final. They defeated Cork in 2014 and Tipperary in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2013.

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.

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers – Limerick 4-15 Westmeath 1-12

Limerick defeated Westmeath by 4-15 to 1-12 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers on Sunday July 5th at Cusack Park Mullingar.


Limerick made to work for victory by battling Westmeath

By John Fallon at Cusack Park for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Limerick 4-15 Westmeath 1-12

Limerick may have got two goals in the opening 13 minutes but they only made the game safe in the closing stages against a battling Westmeath side this afternoon. The heavy rain made hurling difficult in Mullingar, but notions that Limerick would run away with it when Kevin Downes and Seanie Tobin struck for early goals did not materialise.

Westmeath, perhaps buoyed by the exploits of their footballers last week, were full of endeavor although Limerick did not help their cause by squandering a host of goal chances. Tobin’s goal put Limerick 2-2 to 0-2 in front but Westmeath responded to the challenge superbly with the impressive Brendan Murtagh hitting two excellent points.

And then the prospects of a shock result began to surface when midfielder Cormac Boyle finished a great move by blasting to the roof of the net. Westmeath followed that up with points from Murtagh, Boyle and Derek McNicholas to lead by 1-7 to 2-2 after 26 minutes.

Limerick, though, finished the half with four points in a row from Shane Dowling, Paul Brown and two from Tobin to lead by 2-6 to 1-7 at the break. Limerick struck for a goal from Brown within a minute of the restart to leave Westmeath with a huge battle on their hands to get back into the game.

Yet, Michael Ryan’s men never gave up and points from Boyle, McNicholas and Murtagh kept them in touch. Kevin Downes and Dowling found the range for Limerick but efforts from Murtagh and Emmet Corrigan cut the gap to 3-10 to 1-12 with ten minutes left.

But Limerick made the game safe in the dying moments and pulled away with Adrian Breen getting their fourth goal as TJ Ryan’s men hit 1-5 without reply in the closing ten minutes.

Scorers for Limerick: S Dowling 1-3 (0-1f), K Downes 1-2, P Brown 1-1, S Tobin 0-3, D Hannon 0-3 (1f, 1’65), A Breen 1-0, G Mulcahy 0-2, T O’Brien 0-1.

Scorers for Westmeath: B Murtagh 0-6 (2f), C Boyle 1-2, D McNicholas 0-2, E Corrigan 0-1, A Devine 0-1

Limerick: N Quaid; T Condon, R McCarthy, S O’Brien; P O’Brien, G O’Mahony, W McNamara; J Ryan, P Browne; D Breen, S Tobin, S Dowling; C Lynch, K Downes, G Mulcahy.
Subs: D Morrissey for Condon (26), T O’Brien for Lynch (44), D Hannon for Tobin (52), A Breen for Dowling (57),

Westmeath: S McGovern; S Power, T Doyle, K Duncan; A Craig, A Clarke, A McGrath; C Boyle, J Clarke; A Devine, D McNicholas, L Varley; N O’Brien, B Murtagh, R Greville.
Subs: D Clinton for O’Brien (46), E Corrigan for McNicholas (50), K Murphy for Craig (57), N Mitchell for Power (63).

Referee: P O’Dwyer (Carlow).


Fixture Details

Sunday July 5th
GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 1
Cusack Park, Mullingar 14:00
An Iarmhí v Luimneach
Referee: Paud O’Dwyer (Ceatharlach)
(E.T. if Necessary)


Team News

Westmeath

1. Shane McGovern
2. Shane Power
3. Tommy Doyle
4. Kieran Duncan
5. Aaron Craig
6. Aonghus Clarke
7. Alan McGrath
8. Cormac Boyle
9. Joe Clarke
10. Alan Devine
11. Derek McNicholas
12. Liam Varley
13. Niall O’Brien
14. Brendan Murtagh
15. Robbie Greville

1. Nickie Quaid (Effin)
2. Tom Condon (Knockaderry)
3. Richie McCarthy (Blackrock)
4. Seanie O’Brien (Patrickswell)
5. Paudie O’Brien (Kilmallock)
6. Gavin O’Mahony (Kilmallock)
7. Wayne McNamara (Adare)
8. James Ryan (Garryspillane)
9. Paul Browne (Bruff)
10. David Breen (Na Piarsaigh)
11. Seanie Tobin (Murroe-Boher)
12. Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh)
13. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)
14. Kevin Downes (Na Piarsaigh)
15. Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock)

Munster SFC Final – Kerry 2-15 Cork 3-12

Kerry and Cork finished level in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday July 5th at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney – Kerry 2-15 Cork 3-12 in front of an attendance of 35,651. The replay will take place on Saturday July 18th at 7pm in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.



Munster SFC Final: Kerry rescue draw in thriller against Cork

GAA Munster Senior Football Championship Final: Kerry 2-15 Cork 3-12

By Éamonn Murphy at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney for GAA.ie

Kerry survived a storming second-half performance from Cork to snatch a draw in the Munster football final in Killarney. Corner-back Fionn Fitzgerald curled over a booming equaliser deep into stoppage time after Colm O’Neill missed a 45 which would have given the Rebels their first victory in Fitzgerald Stadium in 20 years.

A brilliantly cool finish from raiding wing-back Barry O’Driscoll had put Brian Cuthbert’s side ahead after 62 minutes, 3-12 to 2-14. And after Cork survived a missed goal chance from sub Paul Geaney – with the subsequent 45 sent astray by James O’Donoghue – they looked on the verge of regaining the Munster crown for the first time since 2012.

Cork were superb for much of the second half, though a James O’Donoghue penalty after 53 minutes kept Kerry in contention. The Kingdom lost David Moran to a black card as the Rebels gained a firm grip in midfield where Alan O’Connor justified his recent comeback from retirement by lording midfield. A clever flicked goal from Donncha O’Connor sparked a run of scores as Cork raced into a lead 2-10 to 1-10 lead. Colm O’Neill (2), Barry O’Driscoll and Kevin O’Driscoll fired four points in a row.

Kingdom manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice introduced a raft of subs including Colm Cooper – to a predictably rapturous reception from the home faithful at a packed Fitzgerald Stadium – who curled a lovely point, but even when Kerry regained the advantage, 2-14 to 2-12 after scores from subs Geaney and Anthony Maher, Cork refused to wilt.

Then came Barry O’Driscoll’s goal and the late drama in what had been an enthralling joust. Brian Cuthbert’s charges were well set up from the off, and with the wind to their backs led 1-1 to no score after nine minutes. O’Neill’s goal was a superb team move, initiated by Eoin Cadogan’s interception. Mark Collins found Donncha O’Connor with a neat kick-pass and he teed up O’Neill to palm home.

However, Kerry’s first goal was a cruel blow to the Rebels, who had looked in control at that early stage with Paul Kerrigan operating efficiently as a sweeper. Rookie Stephen Cronin put Michael Shields under pressure with a risky handpass and the Cork captain was stripped of the ball, with Kieran Donaghy gleefully burying the chance.

It was nip and tuck across the first 25 minutes with the sides level 1-4 apiece but then Kerry switched to a man-to-man system they gained the upper hand, while the loss of Paul Kerrigan to a black card was keenly felt. Barry John Keane was tormenting Cork with his movement and neat shooting, while O’Donoghue became more prominent too.

Kerry struck five points in-a-row, though Barry O’Driscoll was denied a goal by a smart stop from Brendan Kealy in the middle of this sequence. Donncha O’Connor did clip over a point to make it 1-9 to 1-5 at half-time, and given Kerry would have the breeze and their bench was loaded with talent, it looked grim for Cork at that juncture. However, the Rebels refused to give up and ended up departing Killarney filled with regret at their fifth draw on enemy soil since 2002.

Scorers for Kerry: J O’Donoghue 1-2 (1-0 pen), B Sheehan 0-4 (0-3 f), BJ Keane 0-3 (0-1 f), K Donaghy 1-0, D Walsh, F Fitzgerald, P Geaney, A Maher, J Buckley, C Cooper 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: C O’Neill 1-6 (0-2 f, 0-1 45), D O’Connor 1-3 (0-2 f), Barry O’Driscoll 1-1, K O’Driscoll, P Kerrigan 0-1 each.

KERRY: B Kealy; F Fitzgerald, M Ó Sé, S Enright; K Young, P Crowley, J Lyne; D Moran, B Sheehan; S O’Brien, J Buckley, D Walsh; J O’Donoghue, K Donaghy (c), BJ Keane.
Subs: A Maher for Moran (black card 43), C Cooper for O’Brien (43), D O’Sullivan for Buckley (47), P Geaney for Keane (50), J Sherwood for Sheehan (60), P Murphy for Crowley (64).

CORK: K O’Halloran; S Cronin, E Cadogan, S Cronin; Brian O’Driscoll, M Shields, Barry O’Driscoll; A O’Connor, K O’Driscoll; P Kerrigan, M Collins, F Goold; C O’Neill, D O’Connor, B Hurley.
Subs: P Kelly for A O’Connor (temp 19-22), Kelly for Kerrigan (black card 23), Dorman for Cronin (58), R Deane for Goold (58), D Goulding for D O’Connor (61), C O’Driscoll for Hurley (66), J O’Sullivan for C O’Driscoll (70).

Referee: Padraig Hughes (Armagh)



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Team News

The Kerry team, captained by Kieran Donaghy is as follows:
1. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin
2. Fionn Fitzgerald Dr Crokes
3. Marc Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht
4. Shane Enright Tarbert
5. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion
6. Peter Crowley Laune Rangers
7. Killian Young Renard
8. David Moran Kerins O’Rahillys
9. Bryan Sheehan St Marys
10. Stephen O’Brien Kenmare
11. Johnny Buckley Dr Crokes
12. Donnchadh Walsh Cromane
13. Barry John Keane Kerins O’Rahillys
14. Kieran Donaghy (C) Austin Stacks
15. James O’Donoghue Killarney Legion
Fir Ionaid
16. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion
17. Colm Cooper Dr Crokes
18. Anthony Maher Duagh
19. Paul Geaney Dingle
20. Mark Griffin St Michaels/Foilmore
21. Michael Geaney Dingle
22. Aidan O’Mahony Rathmore
23. Darran O’Sullivan Glenbeigh-Glencar
24. Tommy Walsh Kerins O’Rahillys
25. Jack Sherwood Firies
26. Paul Murphy Rathmore

Cork Senior Football

1. Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown)
2. Michael Shields (St. Finbarr’s) Capt.
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. James Loughrey (Mallow)
5. Barry O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers)
6. Brian O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
7. Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers)
8. Alan O’Connor (St. Colum’s)
9. Fintan Goold (Macroom)
10. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
11. Donncha O’Connor (Ballydesmond)
12. Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
13. Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough)
14. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
15. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)

Subs:

16. Paddy O’Shea (St. Vincent’s)
17. Jamie O’Sullivan (Bishopstown)
18. Noel Galvin (Ballincollig)
19. Conor Dorman (Bishopstown)
20. Tomás Clancy (Fermoy)
21. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)
22. Patrick Kelly (Ballincollig)
23. John Hayes (Carbery Rangers)
24. Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
25. Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg)
26. Donal Óg Hodnett (O’Donovan Rossa)


  Cork Kerry
2015 Team Manager Brian Cuthbert Eamonn Fitzmaurice
2014 Championship Performance 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

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.

Number of Munster Senior Football titles 37 76
Last Munster Senior Football Title 2012 2013
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 38
Won – 23
Lost – 10
Drawn – 5
Played – 41
Won – 31
Lost – 5
Drawn – 5
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship July 6th 2014 – Munster Senior Football Final – Kerry 0-24 Cork 0-12 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Click for more details

Kerry v Cork
Past Munster Senior Football Championship Meetings

Year Stage Kerry Cork Venue Notes
1889 Semi Final Kerry 0-1 Cork 0-2 Mallow  
1890 Final Kerry 0-0 Cork 0-0 Markets Field Abandoned
1890 Final Kerry 0-1 Cork 1-4 Banteer  
1891 Semi Final Kerry 0-2 Cork 2-5 Killarney  
1892 Final Kerry 3-6 Cork 0-5 Killarney  
1893 Final Kerry scr Cork w.o Mallow  
1901 Round 1 Kerry 0-6 Cork 0-6 Limerick Draw
1901 Round 1 Kerry 0-6 Cork 0-8 Millstreet Replay
1902 Semi Final Kerry 2-7 Cork 0-3 Millstreet  
1903 Final Kerry 1-7 Cork 0-3 Markets Field  
1904 Semi Final Kerry 1-4 Cork 0-0 Markets Field  
1905 Semi Final Kerry 1-7 Cork 0-5 Cork A G  
1906 Final Kerry 0-3 Cork 1-10 Tipperary  
1907 Semi Final Kerry 1-6 Cork 1-9 Limerick  
1909 Final Kerry 1-7 Cork 2-4 Markets Field Draw
1909 Final Kerry 1-5 Cork 0-6 Cork A G Replay
1910 Final Kerry 0-4 Cork 0-3 Cork A G  
1912 Round 1 Kerry 2-3 Cork 0-1 Tralee  
1913 Final Kerry 1-6 Cork 0-1 Cork A G  
1914 Final Kerry 0-5 Cork 0-1 Tralee  
1920 Semi Final Kerry 2-6 Cork 0-4 Cork A G  
1923 Semi Final Kerry 3-4 Cork 0-3 Cork A G  
1924 Semi Final Kerry 4-3 Cork 2-1 Cork A G  
1925 Semi Final Kerry 3-8 Cork 1-0 Tralee  
1926 Semi Final Kerry 1-9 Cork 2-1 Listowel  
1927 Round 1 Kerry 1-7 Cork 0-1 Cork A G  
1929 Semi Final Kerry 1-7 Cork 1-3 Cork A G  
1934 Round 1 Kerry 2-6 Cork 0-3 Fermoy  
1937 Round 1 Kerry 6-7 Cork 0-4 Killarney  
1938 Final Kerry 4-14 Cork 0-6 Clonakilty  
1942 Final Kerry 3-7 Cork 0-8 Tralee  
1943 Semi Final Kerry 0-9 Cork 2-3 Cork A G Draw
1943 Semi Final Kerry 0-9 Cork 2-5 Cork A G Replay
1945 Final Kerry 1-6 Cork 1-11 Killarney  
1946 Round 1 Kerry 1-8 Cork 1-4 Killarney  
1947 Final Kerry 3-8 Cork 2-6 Cork A G  
1948 Final Kerry 2-9 Cork 2-6 Killarney  
1950 Final Kerry 2-5 Cork 1-5 Cork A G  
1951 Final Kerry 1-6 Cork 0-4 Killarney  
1952 Final Kerry 0-2 Cork 0-11 Cork A G  
1953 Final Kerry 2-7 Cork 2-3 Killarney  
1954 Final Kerry 4-9 Cork 2-3 Cork A G  
1955 Final Kerry 0-14 Cork 2-6 Killarney  
1956 Final Kerry 2-2 Cork 0-8 Cork A G Draw
1956 Final Kerry 1-7 Cork 1-8 Cork A G Replay
1958 Final Kerry 2-7 Cork 0-3 Cork A G  
1959 Final Kerry 2-15 Cork 2-8 Killarney  
1961 Final Kerry 0-10 Cork 1-7 Cork A G Draw
1961 Final Kerry 2-13 Cork 1-4 Killarney Replay
1962 Final Kerry 4-8 Cork 0-4 Cork A G  
1963 Final Kerry 1-18 Cork 3-7 Killarney  
1964 Final Kerry 2-11 Cork 1-8 Cork A G  
1966 Final Kerry 1-7 Cork 2-7 Killarney  
1967 Final Kerry 0-7 Cork 0-8 Cork A G  
1968 Final Kerry 1-21 Cork 3-8 Killarney  
1969 Final Kerry 0-16 Cork 1-4 Cork A G  
1970 Final Kerry 2-22 Cork 2-9 Killarney  
1971 Final Kerry 0-14 Cork 0-25 Cork A G  
1972 Final Kerry 2-21 Cork 2-15 Killarney  
1973 Final Kerry 1-15 Cork 5-12 Cork A G  
1974 Final Kerry 0-7 Cork 1-11 Killarney  
1975 Final Kerry 1-14 Cork 0-7 Killarney  
1976 Final Kerry 0-10 Cork 0-10 P. Ui Chaoimh Draw
1976 Final Kerry 3-20 Cork 2-19 P. Ui Chaoimh Replay
1977 Final Kerry 3-15 Cork 0-9 Killarney  
1978 Final Kerry 3-14 Cork 3-7 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1979 Final Kerry 2-14 Cork 2-4 Killarney  
1980 Final Kerry 3-13 Cork 0-12 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1981 Final Kerry 1-11 Cork 0-3 Killarney  
1982 Final Kerry 0-9 Cork 0-9 P. Ui Chaoimh Draw
1982 Final Kerry 2-18 Cork 0-12 Killarney Replay
1983 Final Kerry 3-9 Cork 3-10 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1984 Final Kerry 3-14 Cork 2-10 Killarney  
1985 Final Kerry 2-11 Cork 2-7 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1986 Final Kerry 0-12 Cork 0-8 Killarney  
1987 Final Kerry 2-7 Cork 1-10 P. Ui Chaoimh Draw
1987 Final Kerry 1-5 Cork 0-13 Killarney Replay
1988 Final Kerry 0-16 Cork 1-14 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1989 Final Kerry 1-9 Cork 1-12 Killarney  
1990 Final Kerry 1-11 Cork 2-23 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1991 Semi Final Kerry 1-10 Cork 0-11 Killarney  
1992 Round 1 Kerry 2-14 Cork 0-10 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1993 Semi Final Kerry 0-10 Cork 1-10 Killarney  
1994 Semi Final Kerry 2-8 Cork 1-13 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1995 Final Kerry 1-9 Cork 0-15 Killarney  
1996 Final Kerry 0-14 Cork 0-11 P. Ui Chaoimh  
1998 Semi Final Kerry 1-14 Cork 1-11 Killarney  
1999 Final Kerry 2-4 Cork 2-10 P. Ui Chaoimh  
2000 Semi Final Kerry 2-15 Cork 1-13 Killarney  
2001 Final Kerry 0-19 Cork 1-13 P. Ui Chaoimh  
2002 Semi Final Kerry 0-8 Cork 0-8 Killarney Draw
2002 Semi Final Kerry 1-9 Cork 0-15 P. Ui Chaoimh Replay
2004 Semi Final Kerry 0-15 Cork 0-7 Killarney  
2005 Final Kerry 1-11 Cork 0-11 P. Ui Chaoimh  
2006 Final Kerry 0-10 Cork 0-10 Killarney Draw
2006 Final Kerry 0-9 Cork 1-12 P. Ui Chaoimh Replay
2007 Final Kerry 1-15 Cork 1-13 Killarney  
2008 Final Kerry 1-11 Cork 1-15 P. Ui Chaoimh  
2009 Semi Final Kerry 0-13 Cork 1-10 Killarney Draw
2009 Semi Final Kerry 0-12 Cork 1-17 P. Ui Chaoimh Replay
2010 Semi Final Kerry 0-15 Cork 0-15 Killarney Draw
2010 Semi Final Kerry 1-15 Cork 1-14 P. Ui Chaoimh Replay
2011 Final Kerry 1-15 Cork 1-12 Killarney  
2012 Semi Final Kerry 0-12 Cork 0-17 P. Ui Chaoimh  
2013 Final Kerry 1-16 Cork 0-17 Killarney  
2014 Final Kerry 0-24 Cork 0-12 P. Ui Chaoimh  

Munster Senior Football Championship
Kerry vs. Cork Past Meetings Breakdown

  Overall Record Matches at Cork venue Matches at Kerry venue Matches played at a Neutral venue Munster Finals Only Matches played when Cork are defending All-Ireland Champions Matches played when Kerry are defending All-Ireland Champions
Played 106 59 44 3 71 7 32
Cork 30 20 8 2 20 3 5
Kerry 63 31 32 0 43 4 22
Drawn 12 7 4 1 7 0 5
Abandoned 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

Note – All-Ireland Championship matches between Kerry and Cork are not included
These are Munster Championship stats only

Useful Information

In the last 3 Munster championship meetings between Cork and Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium, Kerry won the 2011 and 2013 finals and drew the 2010 semi-final.

Cork’s last championship victory over Kerry in Killarney was the 1995 Munster Final on a scoreline of Cork 0-15 Kerry 1-9.

Kerry have never beaten Cork in the Munster Senior Football Championship at a neutral venue (it happened 3 times!). Cork have never beaten Kerry in the All-Ireland Championship at Croke Park.

“Points win games”!! – Or so you would think looking at the recent record of Cork and Kerry. Neither County has recorded more than 1 goal in Munster Senior Football Championship meetings since the 2000 Munster Semi-Final which Kerry won by 2-15 to 1-13. During the 16 subsequent Munster Championship matches between the counties, they have combined to score a total of just 14 goals between them.

The highest score by an individual team in a Cork vs. Kerry Munster Senior Football Championship match was the 1976 Munster Final replay at Pairc Ui Chaoimh which Kerry won by 3-20 to 2-19.

The highest margin of victory between the teams was in the first round match in 1937 played at Killarney with Kerry winning by 6-7 to 0-4 – a margin of 21 points.

In the 1890 Munster Senior Football Final, Laune Rangers (Kerry) and Midleton (Cork) were the finalists.   The game was 57 minutes old, with the sides scoreless, when the ball burst and as there was no replacement ball the game could not continue and was abandoned.

In the 1893 Final, Laune Rangers (Kerry) and Dromtarriffe (Cork) were fixed on two occasions to play this final in Millstreet but the Kerry side did not travel. The game was fixed for a third time in Mallow but there was still no show from the Kerry side and Cork received a walkover.

Since 2000, Kerry have drawn as many matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship than they have lost, 5 draws (4 v Cork & 1 v Limerick) as compared to 5 defeats (all v Cork) in 41 matches played.

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.

The referee for the final is Pádraig Hughes from Armagh. Both semi-final referees also came from Ulster – Joe McQuillan (Cavan) for Clare v Cork and Ciaran Branagan (Down) for Kerry v Tipperary. Two Munster referees were in charge of the Ulster semi-finals – Páraig O’Sullivan (Kerry) for Monaghan v Fermanagh and Rory Hickey (Clare) for Donegal v Derry.

Scorers Munster SFC 2015

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

Donncha O’Connor (Cork)               1-5 (1-0 penalty, 0-3f)

Cathal O’Connor (Clare)                  1-3 (0-2 45)

Gary Brennan (Clare)                       0-6 (0-2f)

Steven O’Brien (Tipperary)              0-6

Colm O’Nell (Cork)                           0-5

Paul Geaney (Kerry)                                    1-2

Bryan Sheehan (Kerry)                    0-5 (0-3f)

Conor Sweeney (Tipperary)             0-5 (0-4f)

Barry John Keane (Kerry)                1-1

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

Brian Fox (Tipperary)                       0-4

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

Colm Cooper (Kerry)                        0-3 (0-1f)

Philip Austin (Tipperary)                   0-3

Eoin Cleary (Clare)                           0-2

Rory Donnelly (Clare)                      0-2

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

Jamie Malone (Clare)                       0-2

Mark Collins (Cork)                          0-2

John Hayes (Cork)                           0-2 (0-1f)

Paul Kerrigan (Cork)                        0-2

Brian O’Driscoll (Cork)                     0-2

Peter Nash (Limerick)                      0-2

George Hannigan (Tipperary)          0-2

Ger Mulhaire (Tipperary)                  0-2

Jason Lonergan (Tipperary)             0-2

Michael O’Halloran (Waterford)       0-2

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

Paraic Collins (Clare)                       0-1

Shane Brennan (Clare)                    0-1

Pat Burke (Clare)                             0-1

Sean Collins (Clare)                         0-1

Davy O’Halloran (Clare)                   0-1

Dean Ryan (Clare)                           0-1

Fintan Goold (Cork)                          0-1

Brian Hurley (Cork)                          0-1

Iain Corbett (Limerick)                      0-1

Robert Browne (Limerick)                0-1

Stephen Cahill (Limerick)                 0-1

Cian Sheehan (Limerick)                 0-1

Michael Geaney (Kerry)                   0-1

Anthony Maher (Kerry )                   0-1

Stephen O’Brien (Kerry)                   0-1

Peter Acheson (Tipperary)               0-1

Barry Grogan (Tipperary)                 0-1 (0-1f)

Seamus Kennedy (Tipperary)          0-1

Kevin O’Halloran (Tipperary)           0-1 (0-1 45)

Colin O’Riordan (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, 15 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.


Match Programme

Check out the 72 page souvenir match programme for Sunday’s Munster Senior and Minor Football Finals.

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