Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final – Kerry 1-24 Derry 2-10

Kerry defeated Derry by 1-24 to 2-10 in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday July 31st at Croke Park.


Electric Ireland MFC Q-F: Impressive Kerry march on

Kerry 1-24 Derry 2-10

By Jackie Cahill at Croke Park for GAA.ie

Peter Keane’s Kerry scored all bar one point of this afternoon’s winning tally from play as they cruised into the Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor football championship semi-finals.

Ten players got on the scoresheet as the Kingdom saw off Derry by 11 points at Croke Park to set up a semi-final against Kildare or Mayo on August 28. This was excellent stuff from treble-chasing Kerry, who had a haul of 1-6 from inspirational captain Seán O’Shea, a member of last year’s All-Ireland winning team.

O’Shea was aided and abetted by the scoring exploits of the Davids, Shaw and Clifford, who split 10 points from play between them. Shaw bagged four points in a row between the 38th and 45th minutes as Kerry, who outscored their opponents by 1-12 to 0-4 in the second half, stepped on the gas.

Derry got in for two crucial first half goals and had parity at the interval – 2-6 to 0-12 – but Kerry had the greater firepower as O’Shea, Shaw, and Clifford called the tune. O’Shea was exceptional in that opening half, kicking five of his six points from play, while the Kingdom targeted Derry goalkeeper Ben McKinless and his kick-outs, profiting on a number of occasions.

The sides were level three times within the opening 16 minutes before a run of four unanswered points opened up a four-point lead for Kerry. McKinless then came forward for a 20m free which he dragged dreadfully wide at the Hill 16 end but Derry had their opening goal in the 24th minute as Patrick Quigg scrambled the ball home at the second attempt, after his initial effort was saved by Billy Courtney.

The Oak Leafers were now very much back in the hunt, trailing by 1-4 to 0-8, but Kerry stepped on the gas to open up a five-point lead by the 28th minute. As Hogan Cup final hero Clifford picked off a couple of points, one from another loose McKinless kick-out, Kerry moved 0-12 to 1-4 in front.

But Derry were resilient and after Feargal Higgins somehow wriggled his way through for a 30th-minute goal, points from impressive midfielder Patrick Coney and wing-back Pádraig McGrogan levelled matters at the interval.

But Kerry opened the second half with intent, Daniel O’Brien fisting a point before O’Shea banged home a 33rd minute goal off the post. Brian Friel added to Kerry’s lead and while Caolan Devlin opened Derry’s second half account, with a free, Shaw opened up with that quartet of quickfire scores to send his team into an eight-point lead – 1-18 to 2-7. The margin stretched to 11 by full-time as Kerry won pulling up.

Scorers for Kerry: S O’Shea 1-6 (1f), D Clifford and D Shaw 0-5 each, D O’Brien 0-2, M Potts, M Breen, M Ryan, D Moynihan, B Friel and C Teahan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Derry: F Higgins 1-2 (1f), P Quigg 1-0, P Coney 0-3, C Devlin 0-3 (3fs), P McGrogan and S Higgins 0-1 each.

Kerry: B Courtney; D Naughton, G O’Sullivan, N Collins; M Potts, D O’Brien, M Foley; M Breen, M Ryan; B Sweeney, S O’Shea, D Moynihan; F O’Brien, D Shaw, D Clifford
Subs: B Friel for O’Brien (h.t.), C Teahan for Sweeney (44), S Okunbar for Ryan (55), K Dwyer for Potts (56), C Linnane for Moynihan (59), T O’Connor for Clifford (60+2).

Derry: B McKinless; C McCluskey, G McLaughlin, A Bradley; S McErlain, E Concannon, P McGrogan; P Coney, C Doherty; S Higgins, C Devlin, P Quigg; S Downey, F Higgins, E Bradley
Subs: O McKeever for Concannon (34), O McWilliams for Downey (37), S Mortimer for McLaughlin (44), R Young for Doherty (45), L Kielt for Bradley (51), J.P. Devlin for McCluskey (55).

Referee: J Hickey (Carlow)


Team News

The Kerry Minor Football Team to play Derry in the Electric Ireland All Ireland Minor Football Quarter Final at Croke Park on Sunday next (12 noon) is unchanged from the side that defeated Cork in the Munster Final.

The team, captained by Sean O’Shea is as follows:
1. Billy Courtney Dr. Crokes
2. Micheál Reidy Ballymacelligott
3. Niall Collins Listowel Emmets
4. Graham O’Sullivan Dromid Pearses
5. Michael Potts Dr. Crokes
6. Daniel O’Brien Glenflesk
7. Micheál 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. David Clifford Fossa
14. Bryan Sweeney Listowel Emmets
15. Brian Friel Rathmore
Fir Ionaid:
16. Sean Ó Lúing An Ghaeltacht
17. David Naughton Dr. Crokes
18. Ferdia O’Brien Austin Stacks
19. David Shaw Dr. Crokes
20. Kieran Dwyer St. Pats
21. Caolim Teahan Glenbeigh-Glencar
22. Stefan Okunbar Na Gaeil
23. Niall Donohue Firies
24. Cormac Linnane Beale

Bainistíocht:
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
Tomás O’Connor Ballymacelligott
Cormac Leane Milltown Castlemaine
Darren Casey St. Mary’s
Dean Fitzgerald Rathmore
Fionán Mackessy Ardfert
Karl Mullins Kerins O’Rahillys
Chris O’Donoghue Glenflesk
Ryan O’Neill Na Gaeil
Cian Gammell Killarney Legion
Cian O’Callaghan Firies

The team contains three of the starting fifteen from last year’s All Ireland final win over Tipperary – Billy Courtney, Sean O’Shea and Bryan Sweeney while three others who played in that final – Daniel O’Brien, Mike Breen and Graham O’Sullivan also make the starting fifteen. Five of the St Brendans Killarney Hogan Cup winning team are included, Billy Courtney, Daniel O’Brien, Michael Potts, Dara Moynihan and David Clifford.


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All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final – Tipperary 3-13 Galway 1-10

Tipperary defeated Galway by 3-13 to 1-10 in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday July 31st at Croke Park.




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All Ireland SFC Q-F: Terrific Tipperary triumph

Tipperary 3-13 Galway 1-10

By Paul Keane at Croke Park for GAA.ie

Tipperary’s All-Ireland title dream remains alive after a famous quarter-final success, their first ever, secured thanks to a couple of thrilling cameo performances from Michael Quinlivan and Conor Sweeney.

Quinlivan’s first-half goal got Tipp on their way and Sweeney weighed in with two more after the break to ensure a remarkable win over the Connacht champions.

Tipp are through now to the All-Ireland semi-finals and will meet Tyrone or Mayo on August 21, a game they will feel they can win to secure a quite incredible final place against Dublin or Kerry.

Amazingly, a repeat of the Munster final between Tipp and Kerry could even occur next month with the southern duo still standing in the Championship.

Tipp’s progression also means that they are the only county with teams still involved in both the senior football and hurling championships.

It was a terrific performance from Tipp who defended in stout fashion and provided a platform for their forwards to attack menacingly, something Galway were no match for.

It’s the end of the line for Galway now though they have their provincial title at least and, in time, will regard the summer as a success.

Tipp took no negative vibes into the contest despite watching fellow first time quarter-finalists Clare receive a sound beating from Kerry in the earlier game.

Their heads still didn’t drop after falling 0-4 to 0-1 down after 15 minutes either following Galway points from Danny Cummins, Shane Walsh and Eamon Brannigan.

In fact, it only seemed to spur them into action and they opened up with some exciting attacking football that displayed their full range of skills from there on.

In all, Tipp hit with 1-6 without reply between the 15th and 33rd minutes as the Galway defence found itself under siege.

It was thrilling from Tipp and Quinlivan in particular whose 17th minute goal when he palmed in from close range after good work by Robbie Kiely and George Hannigan was the spark. Quinlivan added two points before free-taker Kevin O’Halloran opened his account and Sweeney then got in on the act.

Tipp led 1-7 to 0-4 approaching the break though Galway hauled themselves back into the contest with a brilliant Damien Comer goal. He raced onto Paul Conroy’s pass and powered past Alan Campbell before blasting to the net, leaving Tipp just 1-8 to 1-5 up the interval.

Galway’s defence was always vulnerable though and Tipp exposed it time and again in the second-half as they soared to a famous win. Quinlivan and Philip Austin both had goal chances though Sweeney wasn’t to be denied and netted in the 38th and 47th minutes to put the Premier into a spectacular 10-point lead.

Bill Maher did the spade work for the first goal, playing in Sweeney after a solo run through the middle and Sweeney got his fist to Jimmy Feehan’s long ball for the second. Leading by 3-11 to 1-7, double scores, Tipp could afford to drop the intensity a notch for the closing 20 minutes or so and still win with plenty to spare.

Galway tried for goals, but couldn’t get another and managed just two points from open play in the entire second-half, from Cummins and sub Paul Varley.

Scorers for Tipperary: C Sweeney 2-2, M Quinlivan 1-4 (1f), K O’Halloran 0-4 (2fs, 145), B Fox 0-1, R Kiely 0-1, P Acheson 0-1.

Scorers for Galway: S Walsh 0-4 (4fs), D Comer 1-0, D Cummins 0-3, E Brannigan 0-1, P Conroy 0-1, P Varley 0-1.

Tipperary: E Comerford; C McDonald, A Campbell, C O’Shaughnessy; B Maher, R Kiely, J Feehan; P Acheson, G Hannigan; J Keane, K O’Halloran, B Fox; P Austin, M Quinlivan, C Sweeney
Subs: A Moloney for Keane (65), S Leahy for Maher (69), M Dunne for Hannigan (73), M Hanley for Quinlivan (75).

Galway: B Power; E Kerin, D Kyne, D Wynne; L Silke, G O’Donnell, G Bradshaw; P Conroy, T Flynn; G Sice, J Heaney, E Brannigan; D Cummins, S Walsh, D Comer
Subs: A Varley for Sice (48), P Varley for Heaney (50), E Tierney for Brannigan (52), P Sweeney for A Varley (61), P Cooke for Walsh (63), E Hoare for Conroy (69 BC).

Referee: C Lane (Cork).





Fixture Details

31.07.2016 (Sun)
GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter Final
Páirc an Chrócaigh 16:00
Gaillimh v Tiobraid Árann
Referee: Conor Lane (Corcaigh)


Team News

The Tipperary team to play Galway in tomorrow’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final in Croke Park has been announced by manager Liam Kearns. There are no changes as expected with Liam naming the same starting fifteen that lined out against Derry last weekend.

The Tipperary team lines out as follows-

1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
2. Colm O’Shaughnessy – Ardfinnan
3. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers
4. Ciarán Mc Donald – Aherlow
5. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
6. Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers
7. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule
8. Peter Acheson (Capt.) – Moyle Rovers
9. George Hannigan – Shannon Rovers
10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle
11. Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe
12. Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty
13. Philip Austin – Borrisokane
14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials
15. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen

GALWAY (SF v Tipperary): B Power; E Kerin, D Kyne, D Wynne; L Silke, G O’Donnell, G Bradshaw; P Conroy, T Flynn; G Sice, D Comer, J Heaney; E Brannigan, S Walsh, D Cummins.


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They meet in the championship for the fourth time, with two of the clashes coming in the qualifiers in the last three years. Galway won both games in 2013 and 2014 meetings. The 2014 clash produced a total of 8-29, with Galway winning by 4-17 to 4-12.

Galway last reached the quarter-final in 2014 when they lost to Kerry. Their last win in the quarter-final was in 2001 when they beat Roscommon and later went on to win the All-Ireland title.

PATHS TO THE QUARTER-FINAL
GALWAY
Galway 1-12 Mayo 0-12 (Connacht semi-final)
Galway 0-13 Roscommon 1-10 (Connacht final)
Galway 3-16 Roscommon 0-14 (Connacht final) Replay

Top Scorers
Danny Cummins…….2-5
Gary Sice……………….1-8 (0-7 frees)
Eamonn Brannigan…0-5
Damien Comer………..0-5
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Tipperary 1-15 Waterford 1- 7 (Munster quarter-final)
Tipperary 3-15 Cork 2-16 (Munster semi-final)
Kerry 3-17 Tipperary 2-10 (Munster final)
Tipperary 1-21 Derry 2-17 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 4)

Top Scorers
Kevin O’Halloran……..1-19 (0-12 frees, 0-4 ‘45s)
Michael Quinlivan…….1-17 (0-8 frees)
Conor Sweeney………….1-5

PREVIOUS CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2014: Galway 4-17 Tipperary 4-12 (All-Ireland qualifiers – Round 4)
2013: Galway 1-12 Tipperary 0-11 (All-Ireland qualifiers – Round 1)
1904: Tipperary 2-5 Galway 0-4 (All-Ireland semi-final)
1902: Tipperary 2-17 Galway 0-1 (All-Ireland ‘Home’ Final)

PREVIOUS ALL-IRELAND QUARTER FINAL APPEARANCES
GALWAY
2014: Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10
2008: Kerry 1-21 Galway 1-16
2005: Cork 2-14 Galway 2-11
2003: Donegal 0-14 Galway 0-11 (replay)
2003: Galway 1-11 Donegal 0-14 (draw)
2002: Kerry 2-17 Galway 1-12
2001: Galway 0-14 Roscommon 1-5
Played 7, Won 1, Drew 1, Lost 5.

Tipperary are in their first quarter-final

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final – Kerry 2-16 Clare 0-11

Kerry defeated Clare by 2-16 to 0-11 in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Sunday July 31st at Croke Park.




All Ireland SFC Q-F: Kerry register convincing win

Kerry 2-16 Clare 0-11

By Paul Keane at Croke Park for GAA.ie

All-Ireland title hopefuls Kerry left neighbours Clare with a depressingly familiar feeling as the Kingdom cruised through to the last four of the Championship. Goals from Donnchadh Walsh and Darran O’Sullivan did the trick at Croke Park as Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s men repeated their big win over Clare in the Munster championship on the national stage.

Their reward is an August 28 semi-final clash with Dublin or Donegal, a tie that is sure to excite regardless of the opposition. James O’Donoghue and Paul Geaney also contributed 0-8 between them while Barry John Keane made a pressing case for inclusion the next day with three points from the bench. For first-time quarter-finalists Clare, the dream is over though it has been a famous summer and they weren’t disgraced by any means.

It was looking good for Clare initially and the teams were tied at 0-3 to 0-3 after 20 minutes. All of Clare’s points came from placed balls with David Tubridy converting two frees and Eoin Cleary notching the other. But Kerry’s opening goal in the 21st minute put clear daylight between them for the first time and was a dagger through Clare’s outside hopes of progressing.

It was a bizarre strike and hugely unfortunate for Clare as Paul Murphy’s attempted hop bounced off his heel and into the path of Walsh to volley in from close range. It began a burst of Kerry scoring that saw them hit 1-4 without reply, allowing them to take firm control of the game.

O’Donoghue hit a lovely point from the left wing while O’Sullivan kicked two in this period as Clare were pinned back. Kerry got plenty of joy from high, diagonal ball into their forward line and to Paul Geaney in particular. Pearse Lillis scored Clare’s first point in 18 minutes approaching half-time but Kerry responded with O’Donoghue’s third point to lead convincingly at the break, 1-8 to 0-4.

Clare were unfortunate not to grab at least a goal themselves in the second-half, hitting the post with one effort and having an effort cleared off the line by Kerry sub Aidan O’Mahony. But the 2014 All-Ireland winners were always in control and O’Sullivan’s goal in the 41st minute, a left foot rocket to the top right corner, put them in a commanding position with a 2-8 to 0-5 lead.

Fitzmaurice introduced six subs throughout the second-half and Bryan Sheehan was among the scorers after coming on as they made light of Clare’s challenge and settled for an 11-point win.

Scorers for Kerry: D O’Sullivan 1-2, J O’Donoghue 0-5 (3fs), BJ Keane 0-3, P Geaney 0-3 (0-1f), D Walsh 1-1, B Sheehan 0-1 (0-1f), S O’Brien 0-1.

Scorers for Clare: D Tubridy 0-4 (2fs, 145), E Cleary 0-4 (4fs), P Lillis 0-1, J Malone 0-1, P Burke 0-1.

Kerry: B Kelly; T Morley, M Griffin, B O Beaglaoich; S Enright, K Young, P Crowley; K Donaghy, D Moran; D Walsh, D O’Sullivan, P Murphy; J O’Donoghue, P Geaney, S O’Brien
Subs: A O’Mahony for Morley (45, BC), BJ Keane for Walsh (45), A Maher for Donaghy (48), B Sheehan for Moran (53), M O Se for Crowley (53), T Brosnan for O’Donoghue (66).

Clare: J Hayes; S Hickey, K Harnett, D Ryan; M McMahon, G Kelly, C O’Dea; G Brennan, C O’Connor; S Collins, P Collins, E Cleary; J Malone, D Tubridy, P Lillis
Subs: S McGrath for Tubridy (47), E Coughlan for O’Connor (50), P Burke for Hickey (58), S Malone for Kelly (64).

Referee: M Deegan (Laois)



Team News

The Kerry Senior Football Team to play Clare in the All Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter Final in Croke Park on Sunday at 2pm shows three changes in personnel from the side that defeated Tipperary in the Munster Final; Peter Crowley comes into the half back line in place of Aidan O’Mahony who was a late replacement for the injured Laune Rangers man last day out; David Moran starts in midfield instead of Bryan Sheehan and up front, James O’Donoghue returns for his first start since last year’s All Ireland final in place of the injured Colm Cooper.

The substitutes list is notable for the fact that three of this year’s Under 21 side, Tom O’Sullivan, Barry O’Sullivan and Tony Brosnan, make the championship match day squad for the first time.

Michael Geaney, who replaced Colm Cooper in the course of the Munster Final, misses the game through injury as do Cooper and Johnny Buckley.

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

Bainisteóir: Eamonn Fitzmaurice (Finuge)
Róghnóirí: Diarmuid Murphy (Dingle), Mikey Sheehy (Austin Stacks), Padraig Corcoran (Dingle), Liam Hassett (Laune Rangers).

Additional Info:
Brian Ó Beaglaioch (An Ghaeltacht) – Made his Championship debut against Clare in the Munster semi final having made his League debut against Dublin in the AFL Round 1 earlier in the year. He also played in the McGrath Cup in January. Brian won an All Ireland Minor medal with Kerry in 2014 in the full back position and has 2 Hogan Cup (2014 & 2015) and 3 Munster Colleges (Corn Uí Mhuirí) medals being joint Captain with Mark O’Connor for Pobal Scoil Chorca Dhuibhne last year.

Tadhg Morley (Templenoe) – A Primary Teacher who made his Championship debut against Clare in the Munster semi final, Tadhg played Minor for Kerry in 2010 and 2011 and Under 21 for the county in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He was centre back on the Kerry team that won the All Ireland Junior title last year. He captained Templenoe to County, Munster and All Ireland Junior Club titles 2015/16.

James O’Donoghue – Who made his Championship debut against Cork in 2011 is starting his first full game for Kerry since last years All Ireland Final and made his 25th Championship appearance for Kerry when introduced as a sub in the Munster Final. Scorer of 9-65 in those 25 games.

Munster Semi Final – The Kerry team shows two changes in personnel from the side that defeated Clare by 2-23 to 0-17 in the Munster semi final back on June 12th. (David Moran and James O’Donoghue for Bryan Sheehan and Colm Cooper).


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They meet for the second time in six weeks, with Kerry having won the Munster semi-final by 2-23 to 0-17 in Killarney in mid-June. Early goals by Colm Cooper and Stephen O’Brien set Kerry on their way to a 2-10 to 0-9 interval lead, leaving the second half little more than a formality for Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s men.

However, Clare have made a brave comeback in the qualifiers, beating Laois, Sligo and Roscommon to book a Croke Park date for the second time this year, having beaten Kildare at HQ in the Allianz League Division 3 final in April.
Clare are seeking their first championship win over Kerry since the 1992 Munster final. Prior to that, they hadn’t beaten Kerry in the championship since 1949.

PATHS TO THE QUARTER-FINAL
CLARE
Clare 0-16 Limerick 0-13 (Munster quarter-final)
Kerry 2-23 Clare 0-17 (Munster semi-final)
Clare 0-14 Laois 1-10 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 2)
Clare 2-17 Sligo 1-13 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 3)
Clare 2-12 Roscommon 1-9 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 4)

Clare’s Top Scorers
David Tubridy…….2-16 (0-9 frees, 1-0pen, 0-2 ‘45s)
Eoin Cleary…………0-14 (0-7 frees, 0-1 line ball)
Gary Brennan……..1-6 (0-1f)
Jamie Malone………1-6

KERRY
Kerry 2-23 Clare 0-17 (Munster semi-final)
Kerry 3-17 Tipperary 2-10 (Munster final)

TOP SCORERS
Paul Geaney….. ……2-8 (0-1free)
Stephen O’Brien…..1-6
Colm Cooper………..1-3 (0-1 free)
Bryan Sheehan………0-6 (0-6 frees)

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2015: Kerry 2-23 Clare 0-17 (Munster semi-final)
2014: Kerry 1-17 Clare 1-13 (Munster semi-final)
2012: Kerry 2-22 Clare 1-6 (All-Ireland qualifier)
2008: Kerry 1-14 Clare 0-5 (Munster semi-final)
2004: Kerry 2-10 Clare 0-9 (Munster quarter-final)

HOW THEY FARED IN QUARTER-FINALS
Kerry have qualified for the quarter-finals for a 16th successive season, winning 13, drawing one and losing two (Donegal in 2012 and Down in 2010) of their previous sixteen games.
2015: Kerry 7-16 Kildare 0-10
2014: Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10
2013: Kerry 0-15 Cavan 0-9
2012: Donegal 1-12 Kerry 1-10
2011: Kerry 1-20 Limerick 0-10
2010: Down 1-16 Kerry 1-10
2009: Kerry 1-24 Dublin 1-7
2008: Kerry 1-21 Galway 1-16
2007: Kerry 1-12 Monaghan 1-11
2006: Kerry 3-15 Armagh 1-13
2005: Kerry 2-15 Mayo 0-18
2004: Kerry 1-15 Dublin 1-8
2003: Kerry 1-21 Roscommon 3-10
2002: Kerry 2-17 Galway 1-12
2001: Kerry 2-12 Dublin 1-12 (replay)
2001: Kerry 1-14 Dublin 2-11 (draw)

Clare are in the quarter-finals for the first time

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