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Cadbury Munster U21FC S-Final – Cork 0-21 Tipperary 2-3

March 23, 2011 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cork defeated Tipperary by 0-21 to 2-3 in the Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship Semi- Final on Wednesday at Pairc Ui Rinn Cork.

Collins helps Cork cruise to the finish

From the Irish Times newspaper

MUNSTER UNDER-21 FC SEMI-FINAL Cork 0-21 Tipperary 2-3: CORK STRIPPED Tipperary of their Munster title with an impressive semi-final win at Páirc Uí Rinn last night. They dominated the first half but had only a three-point lead to show for their efforts at half-time, 0-10 to 2-1, accumulating eight wides in the process. Cork opened brightly, going 0-5 to 0-1 ahead, but Tipperary stunned them with a fine goal from Donagh Leahy in the 11th minute after good approach work by Also Matassa and Billy Hewitt.

Cork seized the initiative again, scoring four points without reply – Barry O’Driscoll scoring twice – only for Tipperary to grab a second goal after 27 minutes, David McGrath finishing well. But Cork pushed on again in the second half, hitting eight points in a row with man-of-the-match Mark Collins leading by example at centre forward and senior stars Aidan Walsh and Ciarán Sheehan also contributing significantly. The game was well over by the time substitute Liam Boland kicked Tipperary’s first point from play after 47 minutes.

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: M Condon (Waterford)

2011 Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship Semi-Final

Cork vs. Tipperary

When – Wednesday March 23rd at 7:30pm

Where – Pairc Ui Rinn Cork (GPS co-ordinates – 51.891471, 8.437157)

Referee – Maurice Condon (Waterford)

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 Kerry or Limerick on April 6th in the Munster Final

@ Cork venue IF Cork v Kerry 7.30pm

@ Limerick venue IF Cork v Limerick 7.30pm

@ Tipperary venue IF Tipperary v Kerry 7:30pm

@ Limerick venue IF Tipperary v Limerick 7:30pm

Match Preview

Pairc Ui Rinn will be the venue on this Wednesday night for an eagerly awaited clash between the Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football champions of the last 2 seasons when Tipperary travel to play Cork. The defending champions Tipperary had a good win in the first round over Waterford and with roughly half of their 2010 champion selection still available for selection, they will be formidable opponents. Cork on the other hand will look to All-Ireland Senior stars Aidan Walsh and Ciaran Sheehan to lead their challenge in their first competitive outing of the year. Clashes between these counties at Minor and Under 21 have been close in recent years with the visiting team winning the last 3 underage meetings since 2009. All of those clashes were decided by 1 score and this game should be no different. Throw-in is at 7:30pm and Maurice Condon (Waterford) will be the referee.

Team News

The Tipperary Under 21 football team to play Cork in the Munster Under 21 football semi-final on Wednesday evening next at Pairc Ui Rinn shows no changes in personnel from the team which started against Waterford in the quarter final. The team is

1. Jack English (Ballyporeen)

2. Robbie Kiely (Arravale Rovers)

3. Jonathan Ryan (Ardfinnan)

4. Mark Hanly (Aherlow)

5. Donagh Leahy (Arravale Rovers)

6. Eddie Kenrick (Cahir)

7. John O’Callaghan (Ballyporeen)

8. Donagh Heffernan (Cappawhite)

9. Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers)

10. Billy Hewitt (Ardfinnan)

11. Thomas Hanly (Aherlow)

12. Aldo Matassa (Clonmel Commercials)

13. Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen)

14. David Butler (Drom & Inch)

15. David McGrath (Moyle Rovers)

Cork will play Tipperary on Wednesday night in the Munster U21 Football Championship Semi-Final at 7.30pm in Páirc Uí Rinn. The team lines out as follows:

1. Sean Mellet

2. Liam Jennings                                  3. Damian Cahalane                                          4. Alan Cronin
Ballincollig                                                          Castlehaven                                                 Nemo Rangers

5. Peter Daly                                                         6. Tom Clancy                                                     7. Jamie Wall
St Marys                                                                      Clonakilty                                                        Kilbrittain

8. Micheál O Laoire                                            9. Aidan Walsh
Naomh Aban                                                        Kanturk

10. Ciarán Sheehan                                            11. Mark Collins                                  12. John O Rourke
Eire Og                                                                  Castlehaven                                                         Carbery Rangers

13. Donal Og Hodnett                        14. Barry O’Driscoll                                             15. Paul Honohan
O Donovan Rossa                                                Nemo Rangers                                                      Bishopstown


16. Darren Farry Nemo Rangers
17. Danny O Donovan Ilen Rovers
18. Thomas Clancy Fermoy
19. John Cronin Lisgoold
20. David Nation Nemo Rangers
21. Brian Coughlan Kinsale
22. Kevin Hallissey Eire Og
23. Eoin Buckley St Michaels
24. Shane Beston Mitchelstown

Aidan Walsh captains the team, with Ciarán Sheehan vice-captain.


John Cleary (Castlehaven) – Coach
Mick O’Loughlin (Bishopstown)
Donal McCarthy (Valley Rovers)
Michael Linehan (Killavullen)
Brian Herlihy (Dohenys)

Admission Prices

Adult – €10

Student/OAP with appropriate ID Card – €5

Under 16s are free

For the Record

Cork Tipperary
2011 Team Management John Cleary
(Castlehaven – Coach),
Mick O’Loughlin (Bishopstown)
Donal McCarthy
(Valley Rovers)
Michael Linehan (Killavullen)
Brian Herlihy (Dohenys)
John Evans (Laune Rangers), Brian Burke (Fethard),
Tommy Toomey
(Arravale Rovers),
Michael O’Loughlin (Trainer)
2011 Team Captain Aidan Walsh (Kanturk) Peter Acheson (Moyle Rovers)
Under 21 players on their respective Senior Football Panels Aidan Walsh and
Ciaran Sheehan
Dara O’Dwyer, Peter Acheson, Conor Sweeney, Alan Moloney, Aldo Matassa
2010 Championship Performance Lost Munster Quarter-Final to Kerry by 0-19 to 1-8 Won Munster Final – 1-7 to 1-6 over Kerry at Tralee, lost All-Ireland Semi-Final to Donegal
Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles 21 1
Last Munster Under 21 Football Title 2009 2010
Last victory in the Munster Under 21 Championship 2009 Munster Final 2010 Munster Final
Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 24
Won – 18
Lost – 5
Drawn – 1
Played  – 18
Won – 8
Lost – 10
Drawn  – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship 2009 Munster Final – March 28th at Semple Stadium Thurles 

Cork 1-9 Tipperary 2-5

Cork led by 0-4 to 0-2 at the interval. Goals by Brian Fox and Timmy Dalton set Tipperary up for victory but 14-man Cork scored an injury time goal by corner-back Noel Galvin to secure a dramatic victory.

What happened 3 years ago? 

2008 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up

Cork defeated Limerick by 2-13 to 0-10 at the Gaelic Grounds in the Quarter-Final before losing out to Kerry by 0-13 to 0-11 in the Semi-Final at Pairc Ui Rinn. Tipperary defeated Waterford by 3-9 to 0-8 at Dungarvan in the Quarter-Final.  Tipperary defeated Limerick in the semi-final and lost to Kerry in the Munster Final after a replay.

2011 Munster Under 21 Football Championship Matches played to date

Tipperary 1-14 Waterford 1-4 – March 9th @ Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Quarter-Final)

Tipperary: Jack English; Mark Hanly, Jonathan Ryan, Robbie Kiely; Donagh Leahy, Eddie Kenrick, John O’Callaghan (0-1); Peter Acheson (0-1), Donagh Heffernan; Billy Hewitt, Thomas Hanly, Aldo Matassa (0-1); Conor Sweeney (1-6, 0-5 frees), David Butler (0-3), David McGrath (0-1)

Subs: Michael O’Dwyer for Thomas Hanly (38th minute), Gavin Ryan for Donagh Leahy (50th minute), Paul McEvoy (0-1) for Billy Hewitt (54th minute). Liam Boland for David Butler (55th minute), Kevin O’Riordan for Peter Acheson (57th minute)

Waterford: Kevin Williams; Mark Cummins, Shane O’Cuirrin, Mark Wyse; Thomas Walsh, David Phelan (1-0), Jamie Kirwan; Ronan Cahill (Captain), Niall Walsh (0-1); Conor Buckley, Adam Brophy, James Coade; David Grey (0-1), Tadhg Houlihan, Paul Whyte (0-2, 0-1 free, 0-1 45)

Sub: Eoin Walsh for James Coade (HT), Paul Drohan for Conor Buckley (49th minute), Ian Power for Paul Whyte (52nd minute), Sean Burke for Thomas Walsh (56th minute)

Referee: Padraig O’Sullivan (Kerry)

Limerick 2-11 Clare 0-15 (AET) – March 9th @ Pairc na Gael Limerick (Munster Quarter-Final)

Limerick: Brian Scanlon; Paul Martin, Mike Sheehan, Ray O’Flaherty; Patrick Sheehan, Paul Hannon, Padraig Quinn; Tom McCarthy, Padraig Horan; Seamus O’Carroll, James Kelly, Donagh Kelly (Captain); Eoghan O’Connor, Jack Donovan, Patrick O’Donnell.

Subs: Barry Ryan for Horan (39); Padraig Scanlon for O’Donnell (45); Aidan O’Sullivan for Quinn (inj. 53); Eoin Cahill for Ryan (inj. 55); Jamie Richardson for D Kelly (59).

Extra-time: Paudie O’Connor (additional player 60); Padraig Quinn for Martin (79).

Clare: Jamie Joyce; Joe Blake, Sean Brennan, Sean Cormican; Stephan Collins, Liam Markham, Stephan Tierney; Conor Ryan, Shane Brennan; Podge Collins, Michael Malone, Conor Cormican; Podge McMahon (Captain), Cathal McInerney, Killian Malone.

Subs: Darren O’Neill for Conor Cormican (30); Joe Curtin for Michael Malone (45).

2011 Top Scorers – Munster Under 21 Football Championship

Conor Sweeney (Tipperary) – 1-6, 0-5 frees

Eoghan O’Connor (Limerick) – 0-7, 0-5 frees

Cathal McInerney (Clare) – 0-6, 0-3 frees

Killian Malone (Clare) – 0-5, 0-3 frees

James Kelly (Limerick) – 1-1

Jack Donovan (Limerick) – 1-1

David Butler (Tipperary) – 0-3

David Phelan (Waterford) – 1-0

Paul Whyte (Waterford) – 0-2, 0-1 free, 0-1 45

Podge McMahon (Clare) – 0-2, 0-1 free

John O’Callaghan (Tipperary), Peter Acheson (Tipperary), Aldo Matassa (Tipperary), David McGrath (Tipperary), Paul McEvoy (Tipperary), Niall Walsh (Waterford), David Grey (Waterford), Seamus O’Carroll (Limerick), Donagh Kelly (Limerick), Podge Collins (Clare), Daniel Gallery (Clare) – 0-1 each

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 @ P. 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 Tipperary 1-11

1999 @ Tralee Kerry 1-10 Cork 0-7

2000 @ Dungarvan Limerick 0-7 Waterford 0-4

2001 @ Kilmallock Cork 1-12 Limerick 0-8

2002 @ Ennis Kerry 3-15 Clare 2-11

2003 @ Waterford Waterford 2-8 Kerry 1-9

2004 @ Tralee Cork 0-13 Kerry 0-12

2005 @ Limerick Cork 1-14 Limerick 1-11

2006 @ Pairc Ui Rinn Cork 4-14 Waterford 1-6

2007 @ Limerick Cork 3-19 Tipperary 3-12

2008 @ Ardfinnan Kerry 0-15 Tipperary 2-7

2009 @ Thurles Cork 1-9 Tipperary 2-5

2010 @ Tralee Tipperary 1-7 Kerry 1-6


Quarter Finals

Wednesday March 9th

@ Pairc na nGael, Limerick Limerick 2-11 Clare 0-15 (after extra time)

@ Fraher Field, Dungarvan Tipperary 1-14 Waterford 1-4



Wednesday March 23rd

@ Pairc Uí Rinn, Cork Cork v Tipperary 7.30pm

@ Pairc na nGael, Limerick Limerick v Kerry 7.30pm




@ Cork venue IF Cork v Kerry 7.30pm

@ Limerick venue IF Cork v Limerick 7.30pm

@ Tipperary venue IF Tipperary v Kerry 7:30pm

@ Limerick venue IF Tipperary v Limerick 7:30pm


Cadbury have sponsored the championship since 2005 and are delighted to announce a number of new initiatives aimed at further rewarding GAA players and supporters across the island of Ireland.

Cadbury Hero of the Future Awards:

The Cadbury Hero of the Future Award is selected by public voting on and adjudication from Kerry legend Darragh O’Sé, Kildare Senior Footballer Dermot Earley, former Dublin Manager Paul Caffrey and TG4 journalist Micheal Ó Domhnaill. The winning player will win a holiday voucher for himself, €1000 for his club and €1000 for his county board. Cadbury also offer each of the 15 Hero’s of the Match a training kit for their club.

Past winners are: 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

Cadbury Buses

This year’s campaign will continue with the project started in 2010 and have fully branded, bespoke buses, taking supporters of the four semi-finalists and two finalists to the matches. These will be promoted in the relevant counties and help to facilitate greater supporter engagement.


• 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 (21)

1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994,

2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009

• Waterford (1) – 2003 Limerick (1) – 2000 Tipperary (1)- 2010


• At the Munster Council Convention of 1961 held in Tralee it was suggested that an Under 21competition be inaugurated.

• Convention of 1962, held in Thurles, decided to inaugurate an Under 21 Football competition

• The first game in this new competition was played on the 22/7/1962 with Cork defeating Waterford in a quarter final clash at the Cork Athletic Grounds. The second quarter final, Limerick v Kerry, did not take place as Limerick were unable to field a team because of Club commitments. In the semi-finals Cork defeated Tipperary while Kerry overcame the Clare challenge. The final was played in Kenmare on the 9th. of December with victory going to the Kerry side on a 2-7 to 1-4 scoreline. The Kerry Team that won the inaugural Munster Under 21 Football Championship was – Peter Hanley, Jo Jo Barrett, B. Glavin. P. Kerins, Pat Aherne, P. O’Donoghue, J. O’Driscoll, M. Fleming, Denis O’Sullivan, Aloysius ‘’Weeshie’’ Fogarty, Seamus Roche, D. O’Shea, Dom O’Donnell (Capt), R. O’Donnell, D. O’Shea

• Cork were victorious in the 1963 competition and the winning team was – Ray Cawley, Dermot Kehilly, John McGrath, Des Nangle, Donal Buckley, Denis Coughlan, Gus Harrington, Brendan Coughlan, Paul O’Sullivan, Mick Coughlan, Ned Coughlan, Dan Haredy, J.J. Murphy, Tim F. Hayes, Flor Hayes. Current Kerry Under 21 Football Selector Tom Prendergast was a member of the 1963 Kerry Under 21 Football team which lost to Cork in the final.

• Kerry were winners in 1964 and they went on to defeat Galway and Laois and so capture the first All-Ireland Title in this grade.

• Kerry and Cork have dominated this competition and only once in the history of the championship were one or both counties not involved in the final. That was in 2000 when Limerick played Waterford in the Final in Dungarvan with Limerick lifting the crown for the first and only time on a 0-7 to 0-4 scoreline. The winning Limerick Team was Mike Keogh, Mark O’Riordan, Pat Fitzgerald, Brian Geary, Conor Mullane, Stephen Lucey, Tommy Stack. Jason Stokes, John Galvin (Captain), Pat Aherne, Timmy Carroll, Declan Brouder, Conor Fitzgerald, Brian Begley, Colm Hickey.

• Waterford lifted the title for the only time in 2003 when they overcame Cork in the semi-final and Kerry in the final on a 2-8 to 1-9 scoreline. The victorious Waterford team was – David Hickey, Michael Crotty, Ger Hayes, John O’Reilly, Niall Hennessy (Captain), Edmond Rockett, John Hurney, Sean Dempsey, Michael Walsh, Liam Ó Lonáin, Mark Power, Tony Whelan, Bob Costello, Shane Walsh, Billy Harty

• Tipperary, who suffered defeat in 9 finals, recorded their first Munster Under 21 Football success when they overcame Kerry 1-7 to 1-6 in Tralee in 2010. The victorious Tipperary team was – Kieran Kenrick, Robbie Kiely, Ciaran McDonald (Captain), Donal Lynch, Padraig O’Dwyer, John Coghlan, Dara Dwyer, Alan Moloney, Peter Acheson, Sean Carey, Bernard O’Brien, Aldo Matassa, Conor Sweeney, Brian O’Meara, Michael O’Dwyer

• For the record Cork have appeared in 35 finals: Kerry in 33 finals: Tipperary in 10 finals: Clare in 10 finals: Waterford in 8 finals and Limerick in 4 finals

• Only 2 Finals have been drawn. The 1987 final between Kerry and Tipperary played in Tralee finished level, 0-7 each and in the replay in Clonmel victory went to Kerry on a 0-15 to 1-11 scoreline. The 1997 final between Cork and Kerry also finished all square, Kerry 2-11 Cork 3-8, in Tralee with victory going to the Kerry side in the replay at Pairc Ui Rinn on a 0-12 to 1-7 scoreline

Munster Under 21 Football Cup:

Corn na Cásca presented by the Munster 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


March 23, 2011
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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