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Cadbury Munster U21 Football Final – Cork 1-17 Tipperary 0-9

April 10, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cork defeated Tipperary by 1-17 to 0-9 in the final of the Cadbury Munster U21 Football Championship on Wednesday at Semple Stadium Thurles.

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Slick Rebels seal three in-a-row

By John Fogarty for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cork 1-17 Tipperary 0-9

A Mark Sugrue goal was key to Cork winning their third consecutive U21 Munster title in front of a crowd of 1,775 in Semple Stadium last night. A blistering five-minute blast in which they scored as many points set them on their way to an All-Ireland semi-final against Cavan on Saturday week, having trailed Tipperary by one at half-time. However, Sugrue’s emphatic 47th minute finish, after some neat work by Luke Connolly and Brian Hurley down the left wing before squaring the ball, put them five ahead and virtually out of Tipperary’s sight.

Cork had looked hasty in the first half but rocked Tipperary between the 34th and 39th minute when they went four ahead with Alan Cadogan and Connolly impressing in a scintillating spell. Tipperary, via a brace from Shane Leahy, settled themselves and a more composed Billy Hewitt may have beaten David Hanrahan with a close-range shot but then Sugrue’s goal virtually ended the affair. Cork rubbed further salt in Tipperary’s wounds with Dan Mac Eoin popping over three scores in-a-row to extend their lead to eight. The home team, who scored four points to Cork’s 1-13 second half tally, could only manage a Liam McGrath free in return. There was still time for Mac Eoin and substitute Kevin Hallissey to fire shots at Gearóid Slattery’s net. Although they were denied, the points continued to rain over the Tipperary goalkeeper’s head as his team’s heart went out of it.

It was a different Tipperary team in the first half, mind, McGrath’s third free in the second minute of additional time ensuring they went in ahead by one at the break, 0-5 to 0-4. Given the amount of chances they created, they probably deserved it even though Cork threatened to open them up on several occasions. Tipperary didn’t score from play until the 27th minute when Jason Lonergan, who had come on for Bill Maher, fired one over. Lonergan appeared to inject more life into the Tipperary team that had five wides in the opening half.

If Cork were guilty of being too pressing, Tipperary were ponderous and were also dispossessed a number of times. A McGrath free opened the scoring in the fifth minute and it may have been followed by a Tipperary goal but for Shane Leahy blazing a shot wide when confronted by Hanrahan. With Clancy’s and John O’Rourke’s surges through the middle causing Tipperary difficulties, Cadogan opened Cork’s account in the eighth minute and was followed by a Sugrue score six minutes later.

Another McGrath free after Michael Quinlivan had been fouled levelled matters in the 17th minute but Tipperary’s inside pair were living on scraps as Alan Cronin dutifully performed the sweeper role for Cork. A Hurley free, after he had been brought down by Seamus Kennedy, and Clancy’s goal chance, which flew over for a point, doubled Cork’s advantage but the introduction of Lonergan turned things in Tipperary’s favour. The replacement’s score was the first of three for them with Steven O’Brien flying over an effort, which was laid on by a fine Paddy Dalton run, and then McGrath put Tipperary ahead for the second time in the game after Shane Leahy had been fouled. It proved to be but a brief advantage for David Power’s side as Cork’s power prevailed.

Scorers for Cork: M Sugrue 1-1; A Cadogan, B Hurley (2f), L Connolly, D Mc Eoin (1f) 0-3 each; T Clancy, J Wall, K Hallissey, T Hegarty 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: L McGrath 0-5 (frees); S Leahy 0-2; J Lonergan, S O’Brien 0-1 each.

CORK: D Hanrahan; A Cronin, D Cahalane, C Dorman; TJ Brosnan, T Clancy, J Wall; S Kiely, I Maguire; A Cadogan, M Sugrue, J O’Rourke; D Mac Eoin, B Hurley, L Connolly.

Subs: B O’Driscoll for Brosnan (39); K Hallissey for Sugrue (56); K Crowley for Wall (59); T Hegarty for Mac Eoin (60); J Burns for Kiely (62).

TIPPERARY: G Slattery; N O’Sullivan, D Kearney, C O’Sullivan; N O’Meara, S Kennedy, P Dalton; S O’Brien, D Fitzell; B Maher, I Fahey, D Leahy; L McGrath, M Quinlivan, S Leahy.

Subs: J Lonergan for Maher (25); P Quirke for Kearney (41); B Hewitt for Fahey (43); TJ Ryan for Quinlivan (inj 51); M O’Sullivan for O’Meara (58).

Referee: R Moloney (Limerick)

Team News

TIPPERARY: G Slattery (Cashel King Cormacs); N O’Sullivan (Moycarkey-Borris), D Kearney (Clonmel Óg), C O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers); N O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs), S Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), P Dalton (Arravale Rovers); S O’Brien (Ballina), D Fitzell (Cashel King Cormacs); B Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), I Fahey (Clonmel Commercials), D Leahy (Arravale Rovers); L McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), M Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials), S Leahy (Arravale Rovers)

CORK: D Hanrahan (Douglas); T Clancy (Clonakilty), C Dorman (Bishopstown), A Cronin (Nemo Rangers); TJ Brosnan (Newmarket), D Cahalane (Castlehaven), J Wall (Kilbrittain); J O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers), I Maguire (St Finbarr’s); A Cadogan (Douglas), M Sugrue (Bandon), S Kiely (Ballincollig); D MacEoin (Ilen Rovers), B Hurley (Castlehaven), L Connolly (Nemo Rangers)

The Cork team shows one change in personnel from the semi-final win over Limerick, with Seán Kiely coming in at wing forward. John O’Rourke moves to mid-field, with Tom Clancy moving to corner back in place of Brian O’Driscoll.

For the Record

Tipperary Cork
2013 Team Management Manager – David Power, Selectors – Gerry McGill and Pat Moroney,
Strength and Conditioning Coach – Richard Kennedy.
John Cleary
(Castlehaven – Coach) 

Selectors – Mick O’Loughlin (Bishopstown), Donal McCarthy (Valley Rovers), Michael Linehan (Killavullen), Brian Herlihy (Dohenys)

2013 Captain Seamus Kennedy
(Clonmel Commercials)
Team Captain –
Damien Cahalane (Castlehaven) 

Vice-Captain –
Alan Cronin (Nemo Rangers)

2012 Championship Performance Lost to Kerry by 0-11 to 0-5 in the Munster Quarter-Final. Defeated Clare in the Munster Semi-Final before winning the Munster Final v Kerry. Lost to Dublin by 3-11 to 0-14 in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles 1 23
Last Munster Under 21 Football Title 2010 2012
Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 22
Won – 10
Lost – 12
Drawn – 0
Played – 30
Won – 24
Lost – 5
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship 2011 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Semi-Final at Pairc Ui Rinn – Cork 0-21 Tipperary 2-3
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What happened 3 years ago? 

2010 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up

Lost to Kerry in the first round before defeating Clare by 1-8 to 1-3 in the losers group final. Lost to Cork by 2-12 to 2-9 in the Munster Semi-Final. Defeated Clare and Tipperary to qualify for the Munster final where they defeated Kerry. Defeated Armagh and Galway to qualify for the All-Ireland Final where they lost to Tyrone by 1-13 to 1-12.

2012 Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship Fixtures / Results

Quarter Finals

Wednesday March 13rd

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                  Cork 0-14 Kerry 2-7

@ Semple Stadium Thurles               Tipperary 1-17 Waterford 0-9


Wednesday March 27th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick               Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-11

@ Semple Stadium Thurles               Tipperary 1-12 Clare 0-7


Wednesday April 10th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles               Cork v Tipperary                                             @ 7:30pm

Munster Under 21 Football Championship Roll of Honour

Kerry (25) – 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2008

Cork (23) – 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012

Limerick (1) – 2000

Waterford (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2010

Munster Under 21 Football Championship – Useful Information

  • Cork are going for their third Munster Under 21 Football title in a row. The last sequence of victories for Cork came from 2004 to 2007 when they won four titles on the trot – each of them against different opposition in the final (Kerry, Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary). Cork have also won 3 or more Munster titles in a row in this competition from 1969-1971, 1979-1981, 1984-1986.
  • Kerry won five Munster Under 21 Football titles in a row from 1995 to 1999, winning the All-Ireland in three of those five years – 1995, 1996 and 1998.
  • 4 of the last 5 Munster Under 21 Football Finals have been decided by one score or less – 2008 (Kerry 0-15 Tipperary 2-7), 2009 (Cork 1-9 Tipperary 2-5), 2010 (Tipperary 1-7 Kerry 1-6), 2012 (Cork 2-12 Kerry 1-14 AET).
  • Attendances for the Munster Under 21 Football Championship have grown by 150% in the period 2007 through to 2012.
  • For the record Cork and Kerry have both appeared in 37 finals (Kerry’s total includes 2 replays); Tipperary and Clare in 10 finals; Waterford in 8 finals and Limerick in 4 finals


  • Last meeting – 2011 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Semi-Final at Pairc Ui Rinn

Cork 0-21 Tipperary 2-3
Cork: S Mellet; L Jennings, D Cahalane, A Cronin; P Daly, T Clancy (Clonakilty), J Wall; M Ó Laoire (0-3), A Walsh (capt); C Sheehan (0-4), M Collins (0-8, 0-5 frees), J O’Rourke; D Óg Hodnett, B O’Driscoll (0-4, one free), P Honohan (0-2).
Subs : B Coughlan for O’Driscoll (55 mins), E Buckley for Hodnett and D Nation for Walsh (57 mins), T Clancy (Fermoy) for Wall and D O’Donovan for Cronin (59 mins).

Tipperary: J English; R Kiely, J Ryan, M Hanly; D Leahy (1-0), E Kenrick, J O’Callaghan; D Heffernan, P Acheson (0-1); B Hewitt, A Moloney, A Matassa; C Sweeney (0-1, free), D Butler, D McGrath (1-0)
Subs : G Ryan for Kenrick (17 mins), M Dwyer for Hewitt (half-time), L Boland (0-1) for Butler (44 mins), T Hanley for Matassa (45 mins), G Quinn for M Hanly (55 mins).

Referee: Maurice Condon (Waterford)

  • What happened when the teams met at Minor level 3 years ago?

2010 Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final

Cork 2-12 Tipperary 2-9 at Semple Stadium Thurles on May 12th

Cork: D Hanrahan; D Crowley, M O’Shea, D Lester; T Clancy, J Burns, J Wall; D Cahalane, J O’Rourke; K Hallisey, M Sugrue, A Cronin (capt); K Sheehan, B Hurley, S Duggan.

Subs: D Murphy for Crowley, 48; S Ryan for O’Shea, 56; D McEoin for Sugrue, 59. Blood sub: D McEoin for Hurley 17/19.

Tipperary: P Nolan; P Dalton, C O’Sullivan, P O’Meara; B Maher, M O’Sullivan, S Taylor; D Leahy, J O’Callaghan; L McGrath, B Harkin, S Leahy; L Boland, L Treacy, B Hewitt.

Subs: N O’Meara (O’Sullivan 18); B Walsh (Harkin 50); S Carroll (Treacy 60).

Scorers for Cork: M Sugrue 1-2; S Duggan 1-1; K Hallisey 0-3; B Hurley 0-2 (2f); D Cahalane, J O’Rourke, A Cronin, D McEoin, 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: B Hewitt 1-4 (3f); L McGrath 1-1; L Boland 0-3 (3f); D Leahy 0-1.

Referee: Rory Hickey (Clare)

  • Though Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary have won this competition in this millennium, the combined record of the so called four weaker counties since 2000 is played 82, won 30, lost 51 and drawn 3 – a winning percentage of 37%.

Munster Under 21 Football Cup

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

All Ireland Under 21 Football Championship

In Under 21 Football All Ireland Roll of Honour Cork have won 11 Titles and Kerry have 10 Titles to their credit. Cork were All Ireland Under 21 Champions in 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2007, 2009. Kerry titles were won in 1964, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2008

Cadbury Hero of the Future Awards

Former Cadbury Hero of the Future Award Winners:

  • 2006: Keith Higgins from Mayo
  • 2007: Fintan Goold from Cork
  • 2008: Killian Young from Kerry
  • 2009: Colm O’Neill from Cork
  • 2010: Rory O’Carroll from Dublin
  • 2011: Thomas Flynn from Galway
  • 2012: Ciaran Kilkenny from Dublin

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Under 21 Football Championship

Liam McGrath (Tipperary) – 0-12 (0-8 frees)
Brian Hurley (Cork) – 1-9 (0-3 frees)
Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary) – 2-5 (0-2 frees)
Dan Mac Eoin (Cork) – 0-9 (0-3 frees)
Francis O’Riordan (Limerick) – 0-7 (0-7 frees)
Paul Whyte (Waterford) – 0-7 (0-6 frees)
John O’Rourke (Cork) – 1-3
Conor Cox (Kerry) – 0-5 (0-2 frees)
Philip Quirke (Tipperary) – 0-4
Gavin O’Grady (Kerry) – 1-1
Cathal Vaughan (Cork) – 0-3
Shane O’Callaghan (Kerry) – 1-0
Cathal Duggan (Clare) – 0-3 (0-1 free)
Gavin Nugent (Waterford) – 0-2
Billy Hewitt (Tipperary) – 0-2
Stephen O’Brien (Tipperary) – 0-2
Jamie Malone (Clare) – 0-2
Danny Frewen (Limerick) – 0-2 

Bill Maher (Tipperary), Jason Lonergan (Tipperary), Michael O’Sullivan (Tipperary), Seamus Kennedy (Tipperary), Alan Cronin (Cork), Sean Kiely (Cork), Alan Cadogan (Cork), Luke Connolly (Cork), James Walsh (Kerry), Conor Cleary (Clare – 0-1 free), Eoin Cleary (Clare), Peter Nash (Limerick), Danny Neville (Limerick) 0-1 each

2013 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Matches played

Tipperary 1-17 Waterford 0-9 – March 13th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

Tipperary – E Comerford; D Kearney, N O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan; P O’Meara, S Kennedy, J O’Callaghan; S O’Brien, D Fitzell; B Maher, D Leahy, S Leahy; L McGrath, M Quinlivan, B Hewitt
Subs: M O’Sullivan for O’Callaghan (37), P Quirke for Hewitt (46), N O’Meara for P O’Meara (51), J Lonergan for Maher (54), P Dalton for Fitzell (59).

Waterford – S Barron; L O’Corraoin, D Foley, C Sheridan; R Dunford, R Sheehan, D Hallahan; K Phelan, R O Ceallaigh; G Nugent, D Breathnach, K Sheehan; M Kiely, P Whyte, K Power
Subs: C Kindregan for Kiely (42), C Burke for O Corraoin (60), P Connors for Dunford (60), L O’Farrell for Sheehan (60).

Referee – James Bermingham (Cork)

Cork 0-14 Kerry 2-7 – March 13th @ Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Quarter-Final)

Cork: D Hanrahan; B O’Driscoll, C Dorman, A Cronin; TJ Brosnan, D Cahalane, J Wall; T Clancy, I Maguire; A Cadogan, M Sugrue, J O’Rourke; D Mac Eoin, B Hurley, L Connolly
Subs: C Vaughan for Sugrue (39), S Kiely for Maguire (53), K Hallissey for Cadogan (55),

Kerry: S Murphy; F McNamara, P Kilkenny, D Culhane; P Ó Sé, T Morley, M Mangan; J Walsh, S Keane; J Hickson, M Reen, S O’Callaghan; G O’Grady, C Cox, C Brady
Subs: K Murphy for Brady (42), C Keane for Reen (52), J Sheehy for Hickson (57).

Referee: Derek O’Mahony (Tipperary)

Tipperary 1-12 Clare 0-7 – March 27th @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Semi-Final)

Tipperary – E Comerford; P Dalton, N O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan; N O’Meara, S Kennedy, D Fitzell; S O’Brien, I Fahey; B Maher, L Treacy, D Leahy; L McGrath, M Quinlivan, S Leahy
Subs: M O’Sullivan for O’Meara (42), J Longeran for Maher (50), B Hewitt for Treacy (50), J Ryan for Fahey (55), J O’Callaghan for Fitzell (55).

Clare – D Sexton; A Downes, C Brennan, S Lineen; C O’Brien, S Malone, E Brew; G Looney, C Devitt; D Bolton, P Collins, C Cleary; C Duggan, J Malone, S Lynch
Subs: W Flynn for Downes (47), E Cleary for Lynch (42), D Masterson for Devitt (49), M O’Neill for Collins (52), L Corry for Bolton (56).

Referee: Richard Moloney (Limerick)

Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-11 – March 27th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Semi-Final)

Cork: D. Hanrahan, B. O’Driscoll, C. Dorman, A. Cronin, TJ Brosnan, D. Cahalane (C), J. Wall, T. Clancy, I. Maguire, A. Cadogan, M. Sugrue, J. O’Rourke, D. MacEoin, B. Hurley, L. Connolly
Subs: C. Vaughan for Sugrue, HT; J. Burns for T. Clancy, 51; S. Kiely for Cadogan, 54; K. Crowley for A. Cronin, 58; K. Hallissey for MacEoin, 59

Limerick: J. Brudair, S. Cahill, J. O’Meara (C), B. McCarthy, P. White, I. Corbett, S. Barrett, D. Treacy, P. O’Donnell, S. Sheahan, M. Brosnan, D. Frewen, D. Neville, F. Riordan, P. Nash
Subs: J. Lee for S. Cahill, 44; K. O’Donoghue for S. Barrett, 45; B. Creamer for P. O’Donnell, 50; K. Larkin for P. Nash, 55; D. O’Dea for M. Brosnan, 58

Referee: Keith O’Brien (Tipperary)

Munster Under 21 Football Finals

1962                       @ Kenmare                                        Kerry                     2-7          Cork                       1-4

1963                       @ Clonakilty                                       Cork                       2-3          Kerry                     1-4

1964                       @ Kilmallock                                       Kerry                     0-15       Tipperary             1-2

1965                       @ Castletownroche                        Cork                       2-14       Tipperary             1-6

1966                       @ Cork Ath. Grounds                     Kerry                     3-8          Cork                       0-14

1967                       @ Listowel                                          Kerry                     2-12       Clare                      1-7

1968                       @ Kilrush                                             Kerry                     5-7          Clare                      2-9

1969                       @ Killarney                                         Cork                       1-14       Kerry                     1-11

1970                       @ Buttevant                                      Cork                       5-12       Clare                      1-7

1971                       @ Fermoy                                           Cork                       1-10       Waterford           2-5

1972                       @ Killarney                                         Kerry                     1-11       Cork                       2-7

1973                       @ Skibbereen                                   Kerry                     2-12       Cork                       1-12
1974                       @ Cahirciveen                                   Cork                       3-5          Kerry                     1-10

1975                       @ Killorglin                                          Kerry                     0-17       Waterford           1-5

1976                       @ Dingle                                              Kerry                     2-16       Cork                       1-6

1977                       @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                         Kerry                     2-8          Cork                       0-8

1978                       @ Killarney                                         Kerry                     0-14       Cork                       0-9

1979                       @ Limerick                                          Cork                       1-11       Clare                      1-9

1980                       @ Bruff                                                                Cork                       3-15       Clare                      0-4

1981                       @ Tralee                                              Cork                       0-11       Kerry                     0-5

1982                       @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                         Cork                       2-12       Kerry                     0-4

1983                       @ Castleisland                                   Kerry                     1-10       Cork                       0-12

1984                       @ Askeaton                                       Cork                       1-18       Limerick               0-4

1985                       @ Tralee                                              Cork                       1-18       Clare                      1-7

1986                       @ Clonmel                                          Cork                       0-8          Tipperary             0-7

1987                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     0-7          Tipperary             0-7          Draw

@ Clonmel                                          Kerry                     0-15       Tipperary             1-11       Replay

1988                       @ Cooraclare                                     Kerry                     0-14       Clare                      2-6

1989                       @ Limerick                                          Cork                       3-15       Clare                      1-7

1990                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     2-9          Cork                       0-9

1991                       @ P. Ui Chaoimh                              Kerry                     1-8          Cork                       0-10

1992                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     3-12       Cork                       1-8

1993                       @ Waterford                                     Kerry                     1-21       Waterford           3-5

1994                       @ Dungarvan                                     Cork                       2-11       Waterford           0-4

1995                       @ Killarney                                         Kerry                     1-21       Waterford           2-5

1996                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     3-14       Clare                      0-6

1997                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     2-11       Cork                       3-8          Draw

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                                  Kerry                     0-12       Cork                       1-7          Replay

1998                       @ Tralee                                              Kerry                     3-10      


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