McGrath Cup Football

Number of Titles

Clare (12)
Cork (8)
Kerry (5)
Limerick (5)
Tipperary (3)
Waterford (2)
London (1)

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McGrath Football Cup: Presented by Joe McGrath on June 21st, 1981 for the promotion of Senior Football in Munster.

Holders: Kerry 2017 (Captained by Killian Young)

The counties and the captains listed below are those which took part in the McGrath Cup Football Final in the year listed.


1981 – WATERFORD: Michael Coffey (Captain)
1982 – CLARE: Pat Garry (Captain)
1983 – CLARE: Noel Roche (Captain)
1984 – CLARE: Anthony Burke (Captain)
1985 – LIMERICK: Paddy Ivess (Captain)
1986 – CLARE: Noel Normoyle (Captain)
1987 – LIMERICK: Paddy Ivess (Captain)
1988 – LONDON: Robbie Dwyer (Captain)
1989 – TIPPERARY: Ger Enright; Michael Ryan (Upperchurch-Drombane), Brian Lawlor, Tom Macken; Donal O’Keeffe, Ned Ryan, Sean Brett; Gene McGrath, Declan Hahessy; Brian Burke (Captain), John Costello, Eamon Maher; Anthony Crosse, Cristoir McGrath, John Treacy.
Subs: Tommy Sheehan for Maher, Ruan Morris for Treacy, Anthony Power for Hahessy, Johnny Lowry, Davy Hogan and Willie Morrissey.
Tipperary defeated London in Ruislip on October 29th

1990 – CLARE: Martin Flynn (Captain)

1991 – CLARE: Francis McInerney (Captain)
1992 – Not Played

1993 – TIPPERARY: Eamonn Ryan, John O’Meara, Sean Collum (Captain), Peter Gleeson; Jerry Ryan, Sean Brett, Tom Macken; Brian Burke, John Costello; Mark Sheehan, John Leahy, Davy Hogan; Peter Lambert, Anthony Crosse, Brendan Cummins
Subs: Ned Ryan for Leahy, Chris Coen for Crosse, Ailbe Bonnar, Kevin Coonan and Shay Ryan.
Tipperary 2-13 London 0-4 in Ruislip on April 3rd, 1994.

1994 – CLARE: Seamus Clancy (Captain)
1995 – CLARE: Frank McInerney (Captain)
1996 – KERRY: Billy O’Shea (Captain)
1997 – CLARE: Padraig Conway (Captain)
1998 – CORK
1999 – CORK

2000 – CLARE: James Hanrahan (Captain)
Clare 3-1 London 0-4 in Ruislip on December 3rd, 2000

2001 – LIMERICK: Neilus Hunt (Captain)
Limerick 0-13 Tipperary 1-7 in Clonmel on May 3rd, 2001

2002 – CLARE: Padraig Gallagher (Captain)
Clare 2-13 Waterford 2-11 in Sráid na Cathrach on January 27th, 2002

2003 – TIPPERARY: Brian Enright; Benny Hahessy, Niall Kelly, Damien Byrne; Shane Maher, Declan Fanning, Niall Fitzgerald; Kevin Mulryan, Aidan Fitzgerald; Tony Doyle, Fergal O’Callaghan (Captain), Patrick Hally; Benny Hickey, Eamonn Hanrahan, David Byrne.
Subs: Declan Browne for Hally, John Paul Looby for David Byrne, Patrick Hally for Maher.
Tipperary 1-9 Clare 1-8 in Miltown-Malbay on January 26th, 2003

2004 – LIMERICK: Seamus O’Donnell; Darren Bourke, Johnny McCarthy, Mark O’Riordan; Padraig Browne, Stephen Lucey, Damien Reidy; Jason Stokes (Captain), Timmy Carroll; Stephen Kelly, Muiris Gavin, Conor Mullane; Maurice Horan, Johnny Murphy, Eoin Keating.
Subs: Diarmuid Sheehy for Burke, Mike O’Brien for Murphy, Mark Keane for Horan, Colm Hickey for Kelly, Pat Ahern for Gavin.
Limerick 1-9 Clare 1-6 in Miltown-Malbay on January 25th, 2004.

2005 – LIMERICK: Mike Jones; Johnny McCarthy, Diarmuid Sheehy, Padraig Browne; Damien Reidy, Stephen Lavin, Andrew Lane; John Quane (Captain) Jim Donovan; Sean Buckley, Johnny Murphy, Conor Mullane; Ger Ahern, Michael Reidy, Colm Hickey.
Subs: Mike O’Brien for Lane (23rd minute); Muiris Gavin for Murphy (55th); John O’Connell for Hickey (57th).
Limerick 2-10 Cork Institute of Technology 1-3 in the Gaelic Grounds on January 30th, 2005.

2006 – CORK: Alan Quirke, Michael Prout, Graham Canty, K O’Connor, Eoin Sexton (Captain), Ger Spillane, Sean Levis, Nicholas Murphy, Dermot Hurley, Anthony Lynch, Conor McCarthy, Noel O’Leary, Kevin O’Sullivan, Brendan Jer O’Sullivan, Robbie O’Mahony
Subs: Philip Clifford for O’Mahony, D Duggan for Prout, S O’Sullivan for Lynch.
Cork 1-9 Kerry 0-6 in Pairc Ui Rinn on January 29th, 2006

2007 – CORK: Paddy O’Shea; Michael Prout, D. Coughlan, Kieran O’Connor; Noel O’Leary, Eoin Cadogan, Anthony Lynch; Diarmuid Hurley, Pierse O’Neill; S. O’Brien, S. O’Sullivan, Kevin McMahon; Kevin O’Sullivan, Alan Cronin (Captain), Donnacha O’Connor.
Subs: B. Collins for O’Brien (34), D. Mehigan for S. O’Sullivan (55)
Cork 1-8 Limerick 0-7 in Pairc Ui Rinn on January 27th, 2007.

2008 – CLARE: Joe Hayes; Laurence Healy, Conor Whelan, D Connole; Jimmy Larkin, G Kelly, Enda Doyle; Darragh Kelly, Frank O’Dea; J Hayes, Michael O’Shea (Captain), David Russell; Stephen Hickey, Timmy Ryan, David Tubridy.
Subs: Sean Collins for Hayes (h/t), C Dillon for Ryan (42), Keith Whelan for Collins (60)
Clare 1-6 Limerick 0-8 in Cooraclare on January 27th 2008.

2009 – CORK: Kevin Murphy; Brendan Crowley, Noel O’Donovan, K Harrington; D Murphy, Eoin Sexton, R O’Sullivan; Andrew O’Sullivan, Alan O’Connor; Conor McCarthy (Captain), Fintan Goold, Patrick Kelly; Mark Harrington, C McManus, Kevin O’Sullivan
Subs used: C Keane for Kelly (yellow card, 33 mins), Seamus Hayes for M Harrington (50), S O’Sullivan for C McManus (51), R Brosnan for Goold (56), P Gayer for Crowley (57)
Cork 1-13 University of Limerick 0-6 in Pairc Ui Rinn on January 25th 2009.

2010 – KERRY: Ger Reidy; Padraig Reidy, Tommy Griffin, Pat Corridan; Aidan “Shine” O’Sullivan, Aidan O’Mahony, Killian Young (Captain); Micheál Quirke, Alan O’Sullivan (0-3); Paul Galvin; Declan O’Sullivan (0-1), Donnchadh Walsh (0-1); James O’Donoghue (1-3, 2f), Kieran Donaghy (0-2), P O’Connor (0-1)
Subs : Paudge O’Connor for P. Reidy (inj, ht), Barry John Keane for P O’Connor (40 mins), Seamus Scanlon for Quirke (45 mins), Kieran O’Leary for D O’Sullivan, Brian Looney for D Walsh (50 mins)
Kerry 1-11 University College Cork 0-9 in Austin Stack Park Tralee on January 30th 2010

2011 – KERRY: Tomás Mac An tSaoir; Pádraig Reidy, Marc Ó Sé, Pádraig O’Connor; Aidan O’Mahony, Tomás Ó Sé (Captain), Jonathan Lyne; Seamus Scanlon, David Moran; Gary Sayers, Darran O’Sullivan, Donnchadh Walsh; David Geaney, Michael O’Donoghue, Paul Geaney
Subs: Barry O’Grady for G Sayers (h-t), Alan Fitzgerald for M O’Donoghue (h-t), Danny O’Sullivan for P O’Connor (55), Eamon Hickson for A O’Mahony (57), Pa McCarthy for T O’Se (62)
Kerry 0-13 Clare 1-7 in the Dr. Crokes GAA grounds Killarney on January 29th 2011

2012 – CORK: Ken O’Halloran, Michael Shields, Ray Carey (Captain), Kevin Harrington, Conor O’Driscoll (0-1), Paudie Kissane, Sean Kiely, Pearse O’Neill (0-1), Micheál Ó Laoire (0-1), Fiachra Lynch (0-1), Fintan Goold (0-3, 0-2f), Liam Shorten (0-1), Paul Kerrigan (0-4, 0-1f), Seanie Cahalane (0-1), Paul Honohan
Subs: Luke Connelly for O Laoire, Aidan O’Reilly for Harrington, James Fitzpatrick for Honohan, Noel O’Leary for Shields
Cork 0-13 Tipperary 0-6 in Clonmel Sportsfield on January 29th 2012

2013 – KERRY: Brendan Kealy; Marc Ó Sé, Aidan O’Mahony, Shane Enright; Jonathan Lyne, Jack Sherwood, Tomás Ó Sé; Anthony Maher (Captain), Bryan Sheehan; Michael Geaney, Darran O’Sullivan, Michael O’Donoghue; Barry John Keane, Patrick Curtin, Paul Geaney
Subs: David Culhane for Sherwood (47); Andrew Garnett for Sheehan (57); Barry John Walsh for Keane (57); Paul Murphy for Lyne (58); Breandán Kelliher for O’Donoghue (59)
Kerry 1-12 Tipperary 1-5 in Sean Treacy Park Tipperary Town on January 26th 2013

2014 – CORK: Ken O’Halloran; John McLoughlin, Eoin Cadogan, Michael Shields (Captain); James Loughrey, Tomás Clancy, Kevin O’Driscoll; Aidan Walsh, Fintan Goold; Colm O’Driscoll, Mark Collins, Andrew O’Sullivan; Daniel Goulding, Paul Kerrigan, Barry O’Driscoll
Subs used: John Hayes for C. O’Driscoll (43′), Donncha O’Connor for B. O’Driscoll (43′), Mark Sugrue for Collins (54′), Brian Hurley for Goulding (62′), Micheál O Laoire for Goold (black card 65′), Alan Sheehan for Shields (black card 67′)
Cork 1-11 Kerry 0-10 in Mallow on January 19th 2014

2015 – WATERFORD: Stephen Enright; Dean Crowley, Niall Walsh, Thomas O’Gorman (Captain); Tadhg Ó hUallacháin, Maurice O’Gorman, Ray Ó Ceallaigh; Shane Ahearne, Tommy Prendergast; Michael Curry, Michael O’Halloran, Patrick Hurney; Liam Lawlor, Gavin Nugent, Joey Veale
Subs: David Grey for Veale (52); Jason Curry for P Hurney (61); Billy Power for Crowley (66); Oran Keevers for Prendergast (66); Mark Ferncombe for M Curry (69)
Waterford 3-12 University College Cork 1-9 in Fraher Field Dungarvan on January 24th 2015

2016 – CORK: Ken O’Halloran; Kieran Histon, Eoin Cadogan, Colm O’Driscoll; Brian O’Driscoll, James Loughrey, Tomás Clancy (Fermoy); Ian Maguire, Mark Collins (Castlehaven); Kevin O’Driscoll, Donal Óg Hodnett, Ruairi Deane; Dan Mac Eoin, Daniel Goulding (Captain), Brian Hurley
Subs: Andrew O’Sullivan for Deane (9), Luke Connolly for Kevin O’Driscoll (44), Peter Kelleher for Mac Eoin (49), Killian O’Hanlon for Maguire (60), Seamus Hickey for Kerrigan (65), Bart Daly for Loughrey (67).
Cork 1-15 Clare 1-9 in Mallow on January 22nd 2016

2017 – KERRY: Brendan Kealy; Shane Enright, Jason Foley, Killian Young (Captain); Paul Murphy, Tadhg Morley, Tom O’Sullivan; David Moran, Jack Barry; Jonathan Lyne, Jack Savage, Michael Geaney; Barry John Keane, Paul Geaney, James O’Donoghue.
Subs: Gavin Crowley for Murphy (29 mins, inj); Brendan O’Sullivan for Savage (44); Barry O’Sullivan for J Barry (44); Brian Ó Seanacháin for M Geaney (44); Denis Daly for Crowley (59, inj); Conor Geaney for O’Donoghue (64, inj); Conor Keane for P Geaney (78); Kevin McCarthy for BJ Keane (79); Adrian Spillane for T O’Sullivan (82).
Kerry 3-13 Limerick 2-12 after extra time in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick on January 22nd 2017

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