Electric Ireland Munster MFC – Cork 1-14 Tipperary 1-11

Cork defeated Tipperary by 1-14 to 1-11 in the first round of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship on Wednesday April 13th at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Cork minors finally throw off Tipp curse to advance to semi-finals

Cork 1-14 Tipperary 1-11

Report from the Irish Times newspaper

Cork advanced to the Munster Minor Football Championship semi-final by defeating Tipperary for the first time in four attempts at Pairc Ui Rinn on Wednesday evening.

The sides were level at 1-11 apiece with 10 minutes to go, but Cork’s dynamic inside line conjured up with three points to run out worthy winners. In the first-half Cork started brightly and were 1-4 to 0-1 in front before Tipperary finally settled. They were boosted by a fifth minute goal from centre-forward Colm O’Callaghan who found himself in space and finished impressively with a low, hard shot to the corner of the net.

Right corner-forward Damien Gore formed part of a dangerous inside line and kicked three points, two from frees, with Mark Buckley in the other corner also getting on the mark. Tipp midfielders Ben Hyland and Conor Cashman broke Cork’s early dominance as the visitors kicked four points without response to be well in the contest approaching the interval.

Hyland’s influence was reflected in his three points with Daire Egan finding the range, too, as Cork went 15 minutes without a score until full-forward Kevin O’Donovan obliged, the home side 1-6 to 0-6 ahead at the break. Cork increased their lead to seven points on the resumption before Conor Cashman palmed in Tipp’s goal after 37 minutes to start the fight back only for Cork to finish strongly.

Cork: M White; D Scannell, A McCarthy, L O’Donovan; T Corkery, N Walsh, captain, J McCarthy; J Ryan, C Foley; B O’Gorman, C O’Callaghan (1-0), C Maguire; D Gore (0-8, five frees), K O’Donovan (0-1), M Buckley (0-5)
Subs: S Minihane for McCarthy injured 24 mins, G O’Donoghue for Ryan 42 mins, S Ryan for Foley 45 mins, S O’Sullivan for O’Gorman 49 mins, S O’Driscoll for Maguire 55 mins.

Tipperary: J Dolan; J Harney, P Feehan (0-1), J Flannery; C English (0-1), D Brennan, S Nolan; C Cashman (1-0), B Hyland (0-5, three frees, one ‘45); R Lambe, C Boland, D Egan (0-1); J Lyons (0-1), M Barlow (0-1 free), A English
Subs: S Ryan (0-1 free) for Barlow 35 mins, S Quinlan for A English 50 mins, C Murphy for Egan 54 mins, C Kennedy for Hyland 59 mins.

Referee: B Kelly (Clare)

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Team News

The Tipperary team to play Cork in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Quarter-Final on this Wednesday night, April 13th in Pairc Uí Rinn at 7pm has been announced by manager Mike O’Sullivan and lines out as follows;

1. Jack Dolan – Fethard
2. Jack Harney – Moyle Rovers
3. Paudie Feehan – Killenaule
4. Jake Flannery – Galtee Rovers
5. Colin English – Fr. Sheehy’s
6. Daire Brennan – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
7. Stephen Nolan – Drom & Inch
8. Conor Cashman – Cahir
9. Ben Hyland – Fr. Sheehy’s
10. Ryan Lambe – Clonmel Commercials
11. Calvin Bolan – Clonmel Commercials
12. Daire Egan – Galtee Rovers
13. John Lyons – Grangemockler-Ballyneale
14. Michael Barlow – Ardfinnan
15. Adrian English – Ballyporeen

Cork Team
1. Mark White (Clonakilty)
2. Dylan Scannell (Ahan Gaels/St. Marys)
3. Alan Mc Carthy (St Finbarrs)
4. Liam O’Donovan (Clonakilty) Vice Captain
5. Tadhg Corkery (Cill na Martra)
6. Nathan Walsh (Douglas) Captain
7. Jack McCarthy (Carrigaline)
8. Jack Ryan (Sliabh Rua/Ballymartle)
9. Cathal Foley (WesternGaels/Kilmichael)
10. Blake O’Gorman (Macroom)
11. Colm O’Callaghan (Eire Og)
12. Cathal Maguire (Castlehaven)
13. Damien Gore (Kilmacabea)
14. Kevin O’Donovan (Nemo Rangers)
15. Mark Buckley (Sam Maguires/Dohenys)
16. Kevin Mc Mahon (Kilshannig)
17. Rory O’Driscoll (Garnish)
18. Gearoid O’Donoghue (Ballincollig)
19. Sean Ryan (Ballinascarthy)
20. Sean O’Sullivan (Mitchelstown)
21. Shane O’Driscoll (Glanmire)
22. Sean Minihane (Ilen Rovers)
23. Lorcan Finn (Mitchelstown)
24. Sean Dennehy (St Finbarrs)

Extended Panel Members
Cian Denn (St Michael’s)
Jason Twomey (Éire Óg)
Michael Oakes (Bishopstown)

Not Considered due to Injury
Ed Leahy (Aghada)
Ryan Fowley (Buttevant)
Aidan Browne (Trinity Gaels/Newmarket)
Chris Og Jones (Western Gaels/Iveleary)

Brian Herlihy – Manager (Dohenys)
Bernie Collins – Coach (Castlehaven)
Mick Comyns (St Finbarrs)
Donal McCarthy (Valley Rovers)
Noel O Leary (Cill na Martra)

Backroom Staff:
Goalkeeping – Coach (Alan Quirke)
Strengthing & Conditioning Coach (Colm Crowley)
Medic Dr Colm Murphy
Physio: Colin Lane, Ciaran O’Shaughnessy


Electric Ireland Munster MFC – Clare 0-9 Limerick 1-5

Clare defeated Limerick by 0-9 to 1-5 in the first round of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship on Wednesday April 13th at Miltown-Malbay.

Limerick minor footballers pay for wides in Clare defeat

Report by Jerome O’Connell for the Limerick Leader newspaper

THE Limerick minor footballers were defeated 0-9 to 1-5 in the opening round of the Munster MFC this Wednesday evening by Clare in Miltown Malbay. It’s the fourth successive season that Clare have beaten Limerick in the minor football grade. The loss means Limerick will play Tipperary on Wednesday April 20th in the backdoor series.

The Jerry O’Sullivan managed Limerick kicked 12 costly second half wides. Despite of the wides the game seemed destined for extra time until a 58th minute winner from Clare’s Joseph McGann.

In front of an attendance of 676, Limerick won the toss and opted to play against the elements and Clare were 0-6 to 1-1 ahead after playing with the aid of the breeze in the opening half. It was a 30-minutes that was mostly played in driving rain and made underfoot conditions and handling slippery for both sides.

Clare dominated the early stages and were 0-4 to no score ahead after 16-minutes with tricky full forward Joseph McGann leading their line. Centre back Adam Kearns opened the Limerick account in the 20th minute when he surged forward to point. Three minutes later Limerick had a goal. Noel Callinan had the initial shot, which was saved by Mark Lillis but James Ryan crashed the rebound to the net from close range.

But Limerick failed to build on the goal and Clare had the final two points of the half for a two point interval lead. It could have been different had a 27th minute shot from Eoin O’Mahony found the net but it was kept out by a combination of goalkeeper and upright.

It was a half in which Clare kicked five wides and Limerick just three. Limerick bossed the opening stages of the second half and were ahead at the mid-point of the half with two fine Eoin O’Mahony points and the lead score from Adam Storan. But back came Clare with their first scores of the half in the 17th minute. A 56th minute Conor O’Grady free tied up the game again but then came the late Clare winner.

SCORERS: Limerick: James Ryan 1-0, Eoin O’Mahony 0-2, Adam Kearns, Adam Storan and Conor O’Grady (free) 0-1 each. Clare: Joseph McGann and Padraig Kelly (3frees) 0-3 each, Dermot Coughlan 0-2, Sean Rouine 0-1.

LIMERICK: Aaron Murphy (Fr Caseys); Gearoid Brennan (Claughaun), Fionn Murphy (Kilteely-Dromkeen), Daniel Enright (Monaleen); Seamus Hurley (Newcastle West), Adam Kearns (St Senans), Oran Collins (Adare); Josh Ryan (Oola), Diarmaid Kelly (Newcastle West); Eoin O’Mahony (Ballylanders), Colm McSweeney (Gearld Griffins), Noel Callinan (St Kierans); Anthony Barrett (Kilmallock), Adam Storan (Mungret St Pauls), James Ryan (Athea)
Subs: Conor O’Grady (Hospital-Herbertstown) for Noel Callinan (28mins), Sean Ryan (Athea) for Anthony Barrett, inj (52mins), Eoghan Carew (Monaleen) for Oran Collins (56mins), Darragh Ranahan (Ballysteen) for James Ryan (62mins).

CLARE: Mark Lillis (Cooraclare); Peter Collins (Doora-Barefield), Jonah Culligan (Ballyvaughan), Damien O’Loughlin (Corofin); Cillian Flaherty (Kilmurry Ibrickane), Andrew Shannon (Kilmurry Ibrickane), Rowan Danaher (St Breckans); Darragh Bohannon (Shannon Gaels), Padraig Kelly (St Breckans); Ross O’Doherty (Ennistymon), Ciaran O’Donoghue (Cooraclare), Dermot Coughlan (Kilmurry Ibrickane); Sean Rouine (Ennistymon), Joseph McGann (St Breckans), Gavin Cooney (Eire Og)
Subs: Tom Hannon (Doora-Barefield) for Andrew Shannon, b-c (39mins), Danny Griffin (Eire Og) for Darragh Bohannon, inj (45mins), Conor Lynch (Clondegad) for Ross O’Doherty (55mins), Diarmuid Meade (Miltown Malbay) for Gavin Cooney (62mins).

REFEREE: David Murnane (Cork)

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Team News

The Limerick minor football management team of Jerry O Sullivan manager (Newcastlewest) and his selectors John Clifford (Oola) and Gerry Phillips (Monagea) has released their match day team and panel for this Wednesday Munster minor football championship game against Clare in Miltown Malbay at 7pm. The Limerick minor football team and panel is as follows 1. Aaron Murphy (Fr Casey’s), 2. Gearoid Brennan (Claughaun), 3. Fionn Murphy (Kilteely/Dromkeen), 4. Daniel Enright (Monaleen) 5. Seamus Hurley (Newcastlewest), 6. Adam Kearns (St Senans), 7. Oran Collins (Adare), 8. Josh Ryan (Oola), 9. Diarmaid Kelly (Newcastlewest)(Captain), 10. Eoin O Mahony (Ballylanders), 11. Colm McSweeney (Gearld Griffins), Noel Callinan (St Kierans), 13. Anthony Barrett (Kilmallock), 14. Adam Storan (Mungret St Pauls), 15. James Ryan (Athea)

16. William O Mahony (Oola), 17. Conor O Grady (Hospital/Herbertstown), 18. Sean Ryan (Athea), 19. Darragh Ranahan (Ballysteen), 20. Paudie Sheedy (Kilmallock), 21. Luke Cardy (Adare), 22. Eoghan Carew (Monaleen), 23. Jason Kiely (Claughaun), 24. Ciaran Laffy (Mungret/St Pauls).


Electric Ireland Munster MFC – Kerry 2-21 Waterford 1-2

Kerry defeated Waterford by 2-21 to 1-2 in the first round of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship on Wednesday April 13th at Fraher Field Dungarvan.

Kerry cruise by Waterford in terribly one-sided minor clash

By Eoghan Cormican, Fraher Field for breakingnews.ie

Kerry 2-21 Waterford 1-2

Kerry cruised to a 22-point victory over Waterford in this terribly one-sided Munster MFC quarter-final. The reigning All-Ireland champions had victory sewn up by half-time, the scoreboard reading 1-13 to 0-1 in their favour.

The home outfit required a decent start if they were to have any chance of springing an upset, or, indeed, of simply making a game of it. Instead, they found themselves 0-11 to 0-0 in arrears after just 13 minutes of action. It could have been worse. Waterford ‘keeper Aaron Beresford produced a fine save to tip over the bar Sean O’Shea’s shot on 13 minutes.

By this juncture, six Kerry players – Mike Breen, Dara Moynihan, Sean O’Shea, Diarmuid O’Connor, David Clifford and Ferdia O’Brien – had etched their names onto the scoresheet. Corner-forward O’Brien, set-up by Clifford, registered the Kerry goal on 23 minutes; the visitors providing a swift response to Waterford’s opening score from Shane O’Meara a minute earlier.

Kerry had a second goal within 30 seconds of the restart, Ferdia O’Brien capitalising on a defensive error to slot his second. The game as a contest petered out, thereafter. Cathal Curran kicked a Waterford goal on 43 minutes, but it did little in adding respectability to the final scoreline.

Teams and Scorers

Scorers for Kerry: F O’Brien (2-1); D Clifford (0-5, 0-2 frees); S O’Shea (0-4, 0-2 frees); D Moynihan (0-3); B Friel, D O’Connor (0-2 each); M Breen, M Potts, T O’Connor, D Casey (0-1 each).

Scorers for Waterford: C Curran (1-0); S O’Meara (0-1 free), C Walsh (0-1).

Kerry: S Ó Luing (An Ghaeltacht); G O’Sullivan (Piarsaigh Na Dromoda), N Collins (Listowel Ennetts), M Reidy (Ballymacelligott); D Naughton (Dr Crokes), D O’Brien (Glenflesk), M Foley (Ballydonoghue); M Breen (Beaufort), M Ryan (Rathmore); D O’Connor (Na Gaeil), S O’Shea (Kenmare), D Moynihan (Spa); F O’Brien (Austin Stacks), D Clifford (Fossa), B Friel (Rathmore).
Subs: M Potts (Dr Crokes) for Naughton (27 mins, inj), B Sweeney (Listowel Emmetts) for Ryan (HT), D Shaw (Dr Crokes) for O’Connor (37), T O’Connor (Ballymacelligott) for Moynihan (47), D Casey (St Mary’s) for O’Brien (52), C Teehan (Glenbeigh Glencar) for Foley (55)

Waterford: A Beresford (Ballinacourty); A O’Sullivan (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg), J Skehan (Sliabh gCua), J Mulcahy (The Nire); C Ó Cuirrín (An Rinn), M Daly (Brickey Rangers), C Curran (Brickey Rangers); D Guiry (The Nire), J Beresford (Ballinacourty); B Power (Rathgormack), S Martin (Tramore), T Barron (The Nire); C Kirwan (Kill), S O’Meara (The Nire), P Prendergast (Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg).
Subs: T Collins (Ballinacourty) for O’Sullivan (28 mins), C Walsh (The Nire) for Ó Cuirrín (48), C Gough (Stradbally) for Power (51), L Connolly (Rathgormack) for Daly (54), R O’Neill (Brickey Rangers) for Barron (57), C Kennedy (Kill) for J Beresford (59).

Referee: D Grogan (Tipperary)

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Team News

The Kerry Minor Football Team to play Waterford in the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship in Dungarvan on Wednesday next contains just one of the starting fifteen from last year’s All Ireland final win over Tipperary – Sean O’Shea of Kenmare. Three subs who played in that final – Daniel O’Brien, Mike Breen and Graham O’Sullivan also make the starting fifteen while Billy Courtney and Bryan Sweeney who played in last year’s final are included among the subs. Four of the St Brendans Killarney Hogan Cup winning team are included, Daniel O’Brien, David Naughton, Dara Moynihan and David Clifford.

The team, captained by Seán Ó Lúing of An Ghaeltacht is as follows:
1. Sean Ó Lúing An Ghaeltacht
2. Graham O’Sullivan Dromid Pearses
3. Niall Collins Listowel Emmets
4. Micheál Reidy Ballymacelligott
5. David Naughton Dr. Crokes
6. Daniel O’Brien Glenflesk
7. Micheal Foley Ballydonoghue
8. Mike Breen Beaufort
9. Mark Ryan Rathmore
10. Dara Moynihan Spa
11. Sean O’Shea Kenmare
12. Diarmuid O’Connor Na Gaeil
13. Brian Friel Rathmore
14. David Clifford Fossa
15. Ferdia O’Brien Austin Stacks
Fir Ionaid
16. Billy Courtney Dr. Crokes
17. Michael Potts Dr. Crokes
18. Bryan Sweeney Listowel Emmets
19. David Shaw Dr. Crokes
20. Tomás O’Connor Ballymacelligott
21. Kieran Dwyer St. Pats
22. Caolim Teahan Glenbeigh-Glencar
23. Darren Casey St. Mary’s
24. Fionán Mackessy Ardfert

Bainisteoir: Peter Keane (St Marys)
Treanalaí: Chris Flannery and Padraig Murphy
Roghnoirí: Tommy Griffin (Dingle), James Foley (Kilcummin)

Liaison Officer: Christy Killeen

Additional Players on the Kerry Minor Panel
Dean Fitzgerald Rathmore
Stefan Okunbar Na Gaeil
Mikey O’Boyle Dingle
Johnny O’Sullivan Beale
Niall O’Donoghue Firies

Rehabbing from Injury
Cormac Linnane Beale
Karl Mullins Kerins O’Rahillys
Daragh Sugrue Tuosist
Cormac Leane Milltown Castlemaine
Ciaran O’Connor Gneeveguilla

The Waterford Minor Football Team to face Kerry on Wednesday in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship in Fraher Field at 7pm is named!

1. Aaron Beresford (Ballinacourty)

2. Adam O’Sullivan (Clashmore / Kinsalebeg)

3. Jack Skehan (Sliabh gCua)

4. Jake Mulcahy (The Nire)

5. Conor Ó Cuirrín (An Rinn)

6. Dylan Guiry (The Nire)

7. Cathal Curran (Brickey Rangers)

8. Maurice Daly (Brickey Rangers)

9. James Beresford (Ballinacourty)

10. Billy Power (Rathgormack)

11. Sean Martin (Tramore)

12. Tom Barron (The Nire)

13. Cíarán Kirwan (Kill)

14. Shane O’Meara (The Nire)

15. Paddy Prendergast (Clashmore / Kinsalebeg)