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Munster U21 Hurling Semi-Final – Cork 3-18 Waterford 0-16

July 16, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cork defeated Waterford by 3-18 to 0-16 in the Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Hurling U21 Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday July 16th at Walsh Park Waterford.

Second half goals sees Cork in Munster U21 hurling final

Cork 3-18 Waterford 0-16

Report from

TWO SECOND HALF strikes from Anthony Spillane and one from Alan Cadogan stunned Waterford in front of 3,717 spectators at Walsh Park. 14-man Cork progressed confidently to the Munster final as they outgunned the hosts by 3-8 to 0-5 in the second half.

Senior star Cadogan hit 1-4 in an outrageous personal display while Patrick Collins made five fabulous saves. On a mild evening, the hosts shaded the opening thirty by 0-11 to 0-10. In a brisk beginning, Waterford took up the running. Patrick Collins produced two point blank saves to deny Ryan Donnelly and Donie Breathnach. Points from Austin Gleeson, Gavin O’Brien, Ray Barry and Jake Dillon handed them the early initiative (0-4 to 0-1).
Cork levelled up at four points all with Cadogan and centre forward Colm Spillane striking two apiece.

Waterford kept their noses in front through the excellent Austin Gleeson but Cork were proving difficult to shrug off. Gleeson hit six first half efforts including a crowd pleasing effort close to the stand sideline. The fleet footed Cadogan kept Cork in the hunt with four from play while Rob O’Shea converted three frees.

Collins saved heroically for the third time on 29 minutes to deflect away Jamie Barron’s goalbound shot. Placed balls from Gleeson and Jake Dillon snuck Waterford ahead before the break. Cadogan pounced for the game changing goal on 35 minutes when he fielded a Cormac Murphy delivery over two defenders. He calmly rounded Barry and slotted to the net.

That put Cork in front for the first time and they never looked back. On 45 minutes, Anthony Spillane pounced on a misdirected short puck out to blast beyond Barry. Cormac Murphy’s sending off for an off the ball incident didn’t distract them. They stretched their legs thereafter before Spillane buried his second goal three minutes from time.

Scorers for Cork: A Spillane 2-1, A Cadogan 1-4, R O’Shea 0-7 (4fs, 1 65’), C Spillane 0-3, S O’Keeffe 0-2, C Burke 0-1.

Scorers for Waterford: A Gleeson 0-7 (3fs, 2 65s), J Dillon 0-3 (1f), G O’Brien 0-2, R Barry, J Barron, R Donnelly, T De Burca 0-1 each.

1. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
2. Stephen Murphy (Blackrock)
3. Colm Barry (Castlelyons)
4. Cian Buckley (Na Piarsaigh)
5. Kevin Kavanagh (Carrigaline)
6. Killian Burke (Midleton – Captain)
7. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)
8. Darragh Brosnan (Brian Dillon’s)
9. Rickard Cahalane (Ballymartle)
10. Shane O Keeffe (Blackrock)
11. Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)
12. Michael Collins (Ballinhassig)
13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
14. Anthony Spillane (Castlelyons)
15. Rob O’Shea (Carrigaline)
Subs: M Sugrue for Brosnan (47), K McIntyre for C Spillane (58), C Walsh for A Spillane (60).

1. Seanie Barry (Lismore)
2. Kevin Daly (Dungarvan)
3. Tadhg Bourke (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg)
4. Shane Roche (Shamrocks)
5. Shane McNulty (De La Salle)
6. Ray Barry (Lismore)
7. Michéal Harney (Bonmahon)
8. Colin Dunford (Colligan)
9. Gavin O’ Brien (Roanmore)
10. Jake Dillon (De La Salle) (Capt.)
11. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)
12. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
13. Donie Breathnach (An Rinn)
14. Ryan Donnelly (Dungarvan)
15. Michael Kearney (Ballyduff Upper)
Subs: S Bennett for Breathnach (38), K Power for Harney (45), T Devine for Kearney (54),

Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary).

Munster U21: Cork surge through to final


Report from the web site

Cork produced a superb second half performance to defeat Waterford on Wednesday night at Walsh Park and advance to the Munster U21 Hurling Final.
Waterford led at the break, but three Cork goals after the restart transformed the game, and remarkably, the Rebels were 11-point winners at the end. They achieved the win despite the sending off of Cormac Murphy, who was sent off with 15 minutes to go.

Waterford held a minimal advantage at the interval, leading 0-11 to 0-10 after a very close and competitive opening 30 minutes.
Austin Gleeson, Ray Barry and Jake Dillon were on target early on for Waterford, but Cork kept in touch through Alan Cadogan to trail 0-7 to 0-5 after 15 minutes.

With Cadogan causing trouble for the Déise defence, Cork drew level at 0-9 each, but Waterford finished the half with two points from Gleeson to lead going in. However, Cork restored parity after the restart and then Cadogan found the net after 34 minutes to put the visitors three ahead. The second Cork goal, 10 minutes later from Anthony Spillane, put Cork seven ahead.

The dismissal of Murphy just before this had threatened to derail Cork’s momentum but it had no effect whatsoever and if anything, spurred Cork on even further. Their third goal came five minutes from time from Spillane, and by then Waterford had completely fallen apart. They scored just five points in the second half to 3-8 from Cork, and that huge swing sent Cork comfortably through.

Match Programme

See below the cover of the match programme for this game retailing at 2 euro.


Team News

CORK (U21HC v Waterford): P Collins (Ballinhassig); S Murphy (Blackrock), C Barry (Castlelyons), C Buckley (Na Piarsaigh); K Kavanagh (Carrigaline), K Burke (Midleton), C Murphy (Mallow); D Brosnan (Brian Dillon’s), R Cahalane (Ballymartle); S O’Keeffe (Blackrock), C Spillane (Castlelyons), M Collins (Ballinhassig); A Cadogan (Douglas), A Spillane (Castlelyons), R O’Shea (Carrigaline).

WATERFORD (U21 v Cork): Seánie Barry; Kevin Daly, Tadhg Bourke, Shane Roche; Shane McNulty, Ray Barry, Micheál Harney; Colin Dunford, Gavin O’Brien; Jake Dillon, Jamie Barron, Austin Gleeson; Donie Breathnach, Ryan Donnelly, Michael Kearney.

When – Wednesday July 16th @ 7:30pm

Where – Walsh Park Waterford

Referee – Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)
Stand-By Referee – Johnny Ryan (Tipperary)
Linesman – John O’Brien (Tipperary)
Sideline Official – John McCormack (Tipperary)
Umpires – Alan Horgan, David Heelan, Eamon Fogarty Mickey Butler (Tipperary)

Extra time – (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Next Round – the winners play Clare or Tipperary in the Munster final on Wednesday, July 30th.

Admission Prices
Adult – €10
Student/OAP with appropriate ID Card – €5

Tickets available online at and in Centra and SuperValu shops. Pre-purchase to avoid delays on the night.
Under 16s are free

For the Record

Cork Waterford
Management Pat Kenneally (Manager),John Hodgins (Coach)

Ger O’Halloran, Alan Browne and Damian Irwin

Peter Queally (Manager),Darragh Duggan (Coach)

MacDara McDonncha, Darragh O’Sullivan, Ciaran Curran.

2013 Championship Performance Lost to Tipperary in the Munster semi-final by 5-19 to 2-13. Lost to Clare in the Munster semi-final by 2-15 to 0-17.
Number of Munster Under 21 Hurling titles 18 3
Last Munster Under 21 Hurling  Title 2007 1994
Munster Under 21 Hurling  Championship Record since 2000 Played – 28
Won – 14
Lost – 12
Drawn – 2
Played – 19
Won – 5
Lost – 14
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Hurling  Championship June 2nd 2010 in Munster quarter-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh –
Cork 1-16 Waterford 1-3
What happened 3 years ago?2011 Munster Minor Hurling Championship Round-up Lost to Limerick by 2-14 to 0-12 in the Munster quarter-final.Defeated Kerry by 0-25 to 2-16 in play-off game.

Lost to Tipperary by 2-16 to 1-9 in second play-off game.

Defeated Tipperary by 2-16 to 1-13 in the Munster quarter-final.Defeated Limerick by 4-17 to 3-15 aet in the Munster semi-final

Lost to Clare by 1-20 to 3-9 in the Munster final.



Wednesday June 4th  

@ Páirc na nGael Limerick            Clare 2-20                 Limerick 1-14


Wednesday July 16th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                                Clare v Tipperary                              @ 7:30pm

@ Walsh Park Waterford                            Cork v Waterford                              @ 7:30pm


Wednesday July 30th

@ TBC                                  Semi-final 1 winner v Semi-final 2 winner          @ 7:30pm

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (20) – 1964, 1965, 1967, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

Cork (18) – 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2007

Limerick (6) – 1986, 1987, 2000, 2001, 2002 , 2011

Waterford (3) – 1974, 1992, 1994

Clare (3) – 2009, 2012, 2013

Munster Under 21 Hurling 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 in1964 –

Munster Under 21 Hurling Cup

Corn na Cásca presented by the Munster Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.

All Ireland Under 21 Hurling Championship

In the Under 21 Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts along with Kilkenny with 11 titles. Galway have 10 titles followed by Tipperary with 9. Limerick have won 4 All-Ireland titles in this grade. Clare have won 3 titles (all in the last 5 years) while Waterford have 1 title.

Useful Information

Clare are seeking to win 3 Munster and All Ireland titles in a row. Limerick were the last to achieve the Munster and All Ireland 3 in a row double between 2000 and 2002. Tipperary also won 3 in a row Munster and All Ireland titles between 1979 and 81 while Cork achieved the 4 in a row of Munster and All Ireland titles between 1968 and 1971.

Clare have gone on to win the All Ireland title on each of the occasions they have been Munster champions.

Since 2007, 4 of the 5 counties in the Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship have won the title – Cork (2007), Tipperary (2008 and 2010), Clare (2009, 2012 and 2013) and Limerick (2011).

The Munster Under 21 Hurling champions have captured the All-Ireland crown on 7 occasions since 2000 – Limerick (2000, 2001, 2003), Clare (2009, 2012, 2013) and Tipperary (2010). In the other 7 years the Munster championship winners which failed to go on to win the All Ireland title were Tipperary (2003, 2004, 2006, 2008),Cork (2005, 2007) and Limerick (2011).


July 16, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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