AIB Munster Junior Club Football Championship Semi-Final – Gabriel Rangers (Cork) 1-13 Clonoulty-Rossmore (Tipperary) 1-4

Gabriel Rangers (Cork) defeated Clonoulty-Rossmore (Tipperary) by 1-13 to 1-4 in the AIB Munster Junior Club Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday November 19th at Clonakilty.

Gabriel Rangers’ more direct approach pays dividends

Report by Mark Woods for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Gabriel Rangers (Cork) 1-13 Clonoulty-Rossmore (Tipperary) 1-4

Cork champions Gabriel Rangers defied treacherous conditions to reach their first Munster Club JFC final at a bitterly cold Clonakilty on Saturday.

They controlled much of the game, leading 0-4 to 0-1 at the break with both sets of players struggling in the heavy going. But Gabriels changed tactics on the resumption. Once the superb Chris Moynihan surged through the Clonoulty-Rossmore defence to plant a point inside 15 seconds, Gabriels’s more direct approach paid dividends.

And with a 0-8 to 0-2 lead after 41 minutes, it seemed the west Cork side would coast to their big day in Mallow on Sunday week.

But, the Tipperary champions stunned them with a quick-fire 1-1. First John O’Keeffe lobbed keeper Darren O’Mahony, and when James Moloney pointed from distance, Gabriels’ advantage had been cut to two points.

Their response, though, was emphatic. They outscored their opponents 1-5 to 0-1 in the remainder of the game with captain Mark Cronin finishing off a flowing move involving the Moynihan brothers, Chris and Richard, and Eddie Goggin, to bag the crucial goal after 51 minutes.

And how the enthusiastic Gabriels’ fans in the 544 crowd cheered closing points from Chris Moynihan, Stephen O’Mahony and a Sean Kelleher free to seal the deal.

Scorers for Gabriel Rangers: M Cronin 1-2, 1f, C Moynihan 0-4, G O’Callaghan 0-2, S Kelleher 0-2f, E O’Brien, E Goggin and S O’Mahony 0-1

Scorers for Clonoulty-Rossmore: J O’Keeffe 1-0, J Moloney, R Heffernan, D Quirke 0-1 each, P White 0-1f .

GABRIEL RANGERS: D O’Mahony; K O’Callaghan, C Newman, J Donegan; P Nolan, R Moynihan, L Hegarty; D O’Sullivan, S O’Mahony; F Hurley, C Moynihan, E O’Brien; M Cronin, E Goggin, S Kelleher.
Subs: G O’Callaghan for Nolan injured 10, S Evans for O’Brien 37, P Hegarty for Newman 58, D Roycroft for O’Callaghan 59.

CLONOULTY-ROSSMORE: J Devane; D Ryan, S O’Connor, D Kennedy; D Murphy, P White, captain, Joey O’Keeffe; A Ryan, J Moloney; R Heffernan, John O’Keeffe, P Ryan; M Ryan, D Quirke, G Mockler.
Subs: P Hayes for P Ryan, black card, 16, D Dwyer for M Ryan 40, D Egan for Mockler 53, S Coffey for Kennedy and W Ryan for Quirke 59.

Referee: S Mulvihill (Kerry)

AIB Munster Junior Club Football Championship Semi-Final – Glenbeigh-Glencar (Kerry) 1-13 Gerald Griffins (Limerick) 0-6

Glenbeigh-Glencar (Kerry) defeated Gerald Griffins (Limerick) by 1-13 to 0-6 in the AIB Munster Junior Club Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday November 19th at Gerald Griffins GAA Club, Ballyhahill.

Glenbeigh-Glencar enjoy easy passage to decider

Report by Brendan Buckley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Gerald Griffins (Limerick) 0-6 Glenbeigh-Glencar (Kerry) 1-13

Kerry’s Glenbeigh-Glencar secured a Munster Club JFC final date against Cork’s Gabriel Rangers in Mallow next month with this routine win over the Limerick champions, Gerald Griffins.

The home side in Ballyhahill had opened the scoring with an Aidan Ryan free but then Glenbeigh-Glencar took over and were 1-7 to 0-1 ahead after a quarter hour with Danny O’Sullivan scoring their seventh-minute goal. By half time it was 1-8 to 0-3.

On the restart, Tommy Griffin had two Gerald Griffins points while Micheal Thornton kicked their only score from play on the day to narrow the gap to five points (1-8 to 0-6).

Two yellow cards for Colm McSweeney saw Gerald Griffins down to 14 for the final 20 minutes and Glenbeigh-Glencar eased to the winning line with Gavin O’Grady and Daniel Griffin both kicking three points from play.

Scorers for Gerald Griffins: A Ryan (0-2, 1 free), T Griffin (0-2, 1free, 1 ‘45), P Brouder (0-1 free), M Thornton (0-1).

Scorers for Glenbeigh-Glencar: G O’Grady (0-8, 4frees 1 ‘45), D Griffin (0-3), D O’Sullivan (1-0), T Cahill (0-1), B Murphy (0-1).

GERALD GRIFFINS: S Lynch; B Long, C McSweeney, C Cummane; B Stack, P O’Connell, J Liston; C McSweeney, T Griffin; A Ryan, P Brouder, S O’Connor; M Thornton, B Scanlon, B Herbert
Subs: G Stack for Herbert (24), Diarmuid Noonan for B Stack (34), J Long for Ryan (45), Dara Noonan for J Long (51, b-c), A Lynch for C McSweeney (55), M McSweeney for Scanlon (58).

GLENBEIGH-GLENCAR: R O’Connor; S Roche, J Hoare, C Doyle; J Brosnan, P Kilkenny, S O’Sullivan; C McGillycuddy, F Griffin; Danny O’Sullivan, Darren O’Sullivan, T Cahill; K Courtney, G O’Grady, D Griffin
Subs: B Murphy for Danny O’Sullivan (42), C Teahan for Cahill (50), P Griffin for F Griffin (52), V Hoare for S O’Sullivan (53), S Riordan for Brosnan (53), L Seidler for Darren O’Sullivan (56).

Referee: D Murnane (Cork)

AIB Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Final – Lismore (Waterford) 2-14 Kilmoyley (Kerry) 0-13

Lismore (Waterford) defeated Kilmoyley (Kerry) by 2-14 to 0-13 in the AIB Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Final on Saturday November 19th at Mallow.

Lismore lift off in second-half

Report by Diarmuid Sheehan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Lismore (Waterford) 2-14 Kilmoyley (Kerry) 0-13

Lismore are the new Munster Club IHC champions after an impressive victory over Kerry side Kilmoyley at Mallow’s GAA Complex on Saturday.

In front of over 1,000 fans, the Waterford men rallied well in the second period after a sluggish opening 30 minutes that saw the side’s level at the interval 0-7 to 0-7.

“We just weren’t clinical enough in the first-half,” Lismore manager Dave Barry admitted. “We had two goal chances that were well saved but overall we needed to improve in the second period. I thought our start to the second-half was key as the 1-2 gave us some breathing space. We won well at the end and that is a testament to the lads. We are a small club and only had 21 players togged out. Injuries have hurt us but this is a brilliant result and we are really looking forward to the All-Ireland series now.”

His opposite number Fergie O’Loughlin was far from downbeat given his side’s display. “We didn’t come to Mallow just to make up the numbers and I felt we played really well. Class won out on the day but that is no reflection on our lads. We got hooked and caught when we probably shouldn’t have but that all comes with experience. Our lads will benefit from a Munster Final and hopefully we can go on from this.”

Lismore opened well with points from Maurice Shanahan, Brendan Landers and Jack Prendergast. However Kilmoyley never let the Waterford men get more than two points ahead and managed to go in at the turn level. Daniel Collins was the star of the show for the Kingdom side with all of their scores (0-13) – including two monster efforts from inside his own half.

Lismore came flying out of the traps after the break rattling over a quick Maurice Shanahan point before corner forward Peter O’Keeffe made the most of some indecision to finish past Aidan McCabe. Lismore stuck the net again five minutes later when Maurice Shanahan cut through the defensive pack after some more good work from Dan. Kilmoyley looked like they could be on the way to a substantial defeat but credit to the men in green and gold they continued to cause problems for Lismore but from 20 minutes out this one was always going the way of the Deise men.

Scorers for Lismore: M Shanahan 1-9 (six frees, one sixty five); P O’Keeffe 1-0; Jack Prendergast, John Prendergast, D Shanahan, B Landers, R Barry 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kilmoyley: D Collins 0-13 (eight frees).

LISMORE: Seanie Barry; P Hennessey, D Prendergast, S Reaney; E Bennett, R Barry, P Prendergast; Stevie Barry, John Prendergast; B Landers, Jack Prendergast, M Shanahan; J Shanahan, D Shanahan, P O’Keeffe.
Subs: B Bennett for S Barry (41), E Quann for B Landers (60), E O’Sullivan for John Prendergast (60), R Landers for Jordan Shanahan (60), O Lineen for O’Keeffe (60).

KILMOYLEY: A McCabe; S Murnane, C Savage, D Fitzell; T Murnane, S Dowling, K McCarthy; P O’Connor, J Godley; L Fitzell, D Collins, S Maunsell; R Collins, A Royle, M O’Connor.
Subs: J McElligott for L Fitzell (38), J Brick for D Maunsell (51), F McCarthy for Dowling (58), B Harris for R Collins (58), JP O’Mahony for Murnan (60), T Maunsell for Harris (60).

Referee: R McGann (Clare)


Dean Ryan Cup Hurling Final Replay – Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 2-12 Thurles CBS 1-13

Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy defeated Thurles CBS by 2-12 to 1-13 in the Dean Ryan Cup Hurling Final Replay on Saturday November 19th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 2-12 Thurles CBS 1-13

Round-up by Ed Donnelly

Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy are the 2016 Dean Ryan Cup (Under 16.5 A Hurling) Champions after a hard earned 2-12 to 1-13 victory over Thurles CBS in this replayed final. Played in bitterly cold conditions, Fermoy got off to the better start in a somewhat low-key first half and led by 0-4 to 0-2 after a first quarter where scoring chances were at a premium. Thurles CBS improved their shooting accuracy in the second quarter and reeled off six points without reply to race in to a 0-8 to 0-4 lead approaching half-time before a late Colmans point left three in it at the break, 0-8 to 0-5.

Click here to view photos from the game by Caitlin Donnelly

Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy began the second half intent on reducing the deficit but were wayward in front of goal as Thurles converted two early chances to stretch their lead out to five points, 0-10 to 0-5 after 7 minutes of the second half. Eventually though, the more direct play of the Fermoy side began to pay dividends, scoring three unanswered points followed by an excellent Brian Roche goal to the top corner of the net in the 45th minute to give Colmans a 1-8 to 0-10 advantage. The Fermoy side added on another point in the 47th minute to round off a 1-4 to 0-0 spurt and they looked set for victory.

Thurles CBS to their credit fought their way back in to the game and thanks to the accuracy of Darren Flood, scored the next three points to take the lead heading in to the last five minutes of normal time. The game was now at fever pitch with both teams fighting tooth and nail for every ball. St.Colmans managed to equalise in the 56th minute before a minute of mayhem.

Firstly, a speculative ball in to the St. Colmans goalmouth was not dealt with and Thurles CBS midfielder Kieran Moloney was on hand to push the ball over the line from close range. Thurles did not have time to celebrate this score for long as from the puckout, St. Colmans worked the ball in to a scoring position for substitute Patrick O’Flynn to set up fellow substitute Dylan O’Connor for a goal and the sides were level once again.

The next score would be crucial and it arrived in the 60th minute as St. Colmans added a point from Eoin Carey. Thurles tried as best they could to find an equaliser but the Colmans defence stood firm and the insurance point by James Kearney for Colmans was added just as the last of the three minutes additional time elapsed to round off a two point victory for Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy.

Click here to view photos from the game by Sports Action Photography

Afterwards, Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Secretary Colm Hayes presented the Dean Ryan Cup to the Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy vice-captains (and twins) Brian and Eoin Roche from the Bride Rovers club to the delight of the large travelling contingent from the Cork school. Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy now join Thurles CBS and St. Flannans Ennis on top of the Dean Ryan Cup roll of honour, each having won 12 titles.

Scorers for St Colman’s: B Roche (1-2), E Carey (0-5, 0-3 frees), D O’Connor (1-0), C Ryan (0-3, 0-2 frees), J Kearney and C Barry (0-1 each).

Scorers for Thurles CBS: D Flood (0-9, 0-8 frees), K Moloney (1-0), M Hackett (0-2), K Ryan and J Lanigan (0-1 each).

ST COLMAN’S: B Hogan (Bride Rovers); L Aherne (Fermoy), J Scannell (Fermoy), J Mannix (Bride Rovers); D O’Leary (Watergrasshill), E Roche (Bride Rovers, vice-captain), J Kenny (Castlelyons); E Carey (Kilworth), B Roche (Bride Rovers, vice-captain); J Kearney (Castlelyons), C Ryan (Bride Rovers), J Molloy (Fermoy); C Barry (Bride Rovers), P O’Leary (Watergrasshill), D Morrison (Castlelyons).
Subs: D O’Connor (Castletownroche) for C Barry (43), P O’Flynn (Bride Rovers) for J Molloy (45), D O’Neill (Castletownroche) for D Morrison (59).

THURLES CBS: K Bracken (Durlas Óg); J Hickey (Emeralds), P Melbourne (Moycarkey-Borris), J Synott (Roscrea); K Hayes (Moycarkey-Borris), Z Johnson (Moycarkey-Borris), K Larkin (Moyne-Templetuohy); K Moloney (Durlas Óg), J Morrissey (Moycarkey-Borris); K Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane), D Flood (Moycarkey-Borris), D Tynan (Roscrea); J Lanigan (Durlas Óg), P Doyle (Galmoy), M Hackett (Moycarkey-Borris).
Subs: E Purcell (Durlas Óg) for J Lanigan (43), J Kirwan (Moycarkey-Borris) for P Doyle (50).

Referee: D O’Callaghan (Limerick)

Dean Ryan Cup Roll of Honour

Click here to view the roll of honour for the Dean Ryan Cup

Fixture Details

Saturday November 19th @ 2pm
Corn an Rianaigh Final Replay (16.5 A Hurling)
Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy V Thurles C.B.S. in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick
Referee: Donncha O Callaghan
Extra time if necessary

Drawn Game

Dean Ryan Cup Hurling Final – Thurles CBS 3-13 Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 1-19 – Match Report

Admission Details

Adults: €5
Students / OAPs: €3

What’s Next?

The winners of this fixture will be scheduled to play the All Ireland Semi-Final versus Gort on the 26th of November 2016.

Paths to the Final

Round 1

Wednesday 21st Sep 2016
Gaelcholáiste Mhuire Thuaigh 3-10 Scoil Na mBraithre` Rathluirc 1-6
CBS Midleton 4-15 Coláiste Iosaef, Kilmallock 0-6

Tuesday 27th Sep 2016
Thurles C.B.S. 2-13 Our Ladys Templemore 1-13 – Match Report / Photos

Wednesday 28th Sep 2016
Árdscoil Rís North Circular Limerick 2-15 Nenagh C.B.S. 1-12 – Match Report / Photos


Tuesday 4th Oct 2016
John The Baptist Community School 5-20 St. Flannans College Ennis 2-10 – Match Report / Photos

Wednesday 5th Oct 2016
Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 0-21 De La Salle College Waterford 1-15

Monday 10th Oct 2016
CBS Midleton 2-16 Árdscoil Rís North Circular Limerick 2-11

Friday 14th Oct 2016
Thurles C.B.S. 1-11 Gaelcholáiste Mhuire Thuaigh 0-9 – Match Report / Photos

Wednesday 19th Oct 2016

Thurles C.B.S. 4-24 CBS Midleton 0-8 – Match Report / Photos
Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 3-12 John The Baptist Community School 1-12 – Round-up / Photos

Saturday November 12th 2016
Thurles CBS 3-13 Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 1-19 – Match Report