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Electric Ireland Munster MFC S-Final – Tipperary 0-16 Clare 2-9

May 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tipperary defeated Clare by 0-16 to 2-9 in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday May 13th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Munster MFC: Tipperary survive Clare scare


Brendan Martin’s injury-time point sealed a dramatic come-from-behind victory for Tipperary in this evening’s Electric Ireland Munster MFC semi-final. The Premier County advanced to a fourth final in five years by nabbing the last three points of the game to deny Clare a first provincial decider since 1994.

It was tough luck on Clare, who had goals in either half from Cormac Murray and inspirational captain Keelan Sexton, but Tipp showed true grit to rally from two points down. Scores in the 59th, 60th and 61st minutes won it for Tipp, with man of the match Martin having the final say. The sides were level at half-time, 0-6 to 1-3, with Tipp coming from three points down to ensure parity at the break.
Scorers for Tipperary: B Martin & J Kennedy (3f) 0-5 each, S Power, S Quirke, E Moloney, T Nolan, B McGrath & R Peters 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: K Sexton 1-3 (0-1f), C Murray 1-1, S Malone 0-2, D Bohannon, C Brennan & C Lynch 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: C Manton; T Lowry, M Irwin, S Power; M Kehoe, D Owens, J Skehan; T Nolan, B Mcgrath; E Moloney, J Kennedy, R Peters; B Martin, S Quirke, J Delahunty
Subs: J Bergin for Delahunty (h.t.), L Fahy for Skehan (37), J Moloney for E Moloney (46), T Fitzgerald for Kehoe (53).

CLARE: K Roche; C O’Halloran, K Killeen, C Pyne; L Devitt, P Lillis, C Hehir; D Bohannon, C Downes; A Sweeney, K Sexton, N McCarthy; C Murray, C Brennan, S Malone
Subs: N Murray for Pyne (h.t.), C Lynch for Sweeney (h.t.), J Lehane for Hehir (50), J Morrissey for Murray (58).

Referee: K Murphy (Cork)
Report: Jackie Cahill for

Fixture Details

Clare v Tipperary
An Clár v Tiobraid Árann
Venue: Semple Stadium, Thurles, 7.30pm
Referee: Kevin Murphy (Corcaigh)
Extra time if necessary

Ticket Information

Adults: €10
Juveniles do not require a ticket
Concession tickets are avilable on match day at the venue only.
This is an unreserved fixture.

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Team News

The Tipperary Minor Football Team to play Clare on Wednesday May 13th next in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Semi Final in Semple Stadium at 7.30pm has been announced. It shows 4 changes to the side that defeated Waterford in the quarter-final on April 15th last as manager Charlie McGeever and his management team set out their stall in the hope of reaching this year’s Munster Final.
Jack Skehan comes into the side at left half back, while up front there is a completely new starting inside forward line, comprising of Brendan Martin, Brian McGrath and Ross Peters.

Comprising of other positional switches from the last day, the team then lines out as follows;

Charlie Manton (Fethard), Tommy Lowry (Arravale Rovers), Morgan Irwin (Moyle Rovers), Shane Power (Galtee Rovers), Mark Kehoe (Kilsheelan Kilcash), Danny Owens Capt. (Moyle Rovers), Jack Skehan (Holycross Ballycahill), Stephen Quirke (Moyle Rovers), Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials), Emmett Moloney (Drom & Inch), Tommy Nolan (Drom & Inch), Jack Delahunty (Newport), Brendan Martin (Kilsheelan Kilcash), Brian McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Ross Peters (Clonmel Commercials).

Clare make two changes with Sean O’Donoghue and Paraic McNamara having failed to recover from the injuries sustained in the playoff win over Limerick. Their places in the team go to Cathal Downes and Cormac Murray.


1. Killian Roche (Cooraclare)
2. Conor O’Halloran (Éire Óg)
3. Colm Pyne (Killimer)
4. Kieran Killeen (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
5. Liam Devitt (Ennistymon)
6. Pearse Lillis (Cooraclare)
7. Colin Hehir (MIlltown Malbay)
8. Conor Downes (Naomh Eoin)
9. Darragh Bohannon (Shannon Gaels)
10. Alan Sweeney (St Breckans)
11. Nigel Murray (O’Curry’s)
12. Keelan Sexton (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
13. Sean Malone (Miltown Malbay)
14. Killian Brennan (Clondegad)
15. Cormac Murray (Milltown Malbay)

Referee – Kevin Murphy (Cork)
Standby Referee – David Murnane (Cork)
Linesman – James Bermingham (Cork)
Sideline Official – Joe Larkin (Cork)
Umpires – Finian Mullane, John Barry, Mark Maher, James Dorgan (Cork)

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 the winners of the Cork v Kerry semi-final in the Munster Final on July 5th.

Admission Prices
Adult – €10
Student/OAP with appropriate ID Card – €5
Under 16s are free

PRO Contact Details

Clare PRO Sean O’Halloran – and 087 247 7803

Acting Tipperary PRO Joe Bracken – and 086 076 3605

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at for more information

For the Record

  Clare Tipperary
2015 Team Management Kieran Kelliher – Manager

Selectors : Ger Quinlan, Paul Hickey, Mark Rafferty


Charlie McGeever –

Selectors – Niall Fitzgerald, Kieran Healy, Michael Power and Shane Stapleton.

Mike O’Sullivan – Coach

2015 Team Captain Keelan Sexton

(Kilmurry Ibrickane)

Danny Owens
(Moyle Rovers)
2014 Championship Performance Lost to Kerry by 2-16 to 0-7 in the first round.

Defeated Limerick by 2-17 to 3-7 in the first play-off game.

Lost to Waterford by 6-9 to 4-12 in the second play-off game.

Defeated Waterford by 2-11 to 2-7 in the first round.

Lost semi-final to Kerry by 2-18 to 0-7

Number of Munster Minor Football titles 3 7
Last Munster Minor Football Title 1953 2012
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 51
Won – 18
Lost – 29
Drawn – 4
Played – 56
Won – 28
Lost – 24
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship 2013 First Round on April 20th at Cusack Park – Tipperary 1-10 Clare 0-8.


First Round

Wednesday April 15th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Tipperary 2-16          Waterford 1-7
@ Austin Stack Park Tralee           Kerry 0-14                  Clare 0-3

@ Páirc na nGael Limerick            Cork 2-15                   Limerick 2-7

Play-off 1

Wedneday April 22nd  

@ Newcastewest                             Limerick 2-14            Waterford 3-10

Play-off 2

Wednesday April 29th 

@ Cusack Park, Ennis                   Clare 2-11                 Limerick 0-5


Wednesday May 13th

@ Austin Stack Park, Tralee                      Kerry v Cork                                      @ 7.30pm
@ Semple Stadium, Thurles                      Tipperary v Clare                              @ 7.30pm

Sunday July 5th

@ TBC                                               Kerry or Cork v Tipperary or Clare             @ 12:00 noon

Munster Minor Football Championship – Useful Information

Kerry are seeking their a 4th consecutive appearance in the Munster Minor Football final and a third championship title in a row. Kerry are the last team to win 3 in a row having done so as part of their 2001 to 2004 four in a row. Cork are the only other county to win 3 in a row having done so most recently between 1991 and 1993. Tipperary had an opportunity for 3 in a row in 2013 when they were defeated in the Munster final by Kerry.

Tipperary and Clare will also meet in this year’s Munster Minor Hurling Championship semi-final which like the football semi-final will be played at Semple Stadium.

Munster teams have secured just 3 All Ireland titles since the turn of the Millenium – Kerry (2014), Tipperary (2011) and Cork (2000).

Goals win games or do they? Limerick and Waterford scored 4 goals each in this year’s Munster Minor Football championship but both are now eliminated while Clare (2), Cork (2), Tipperary (2) and Kerry (0) remain in the competition.

With many of the same players participating as will feature in Wednesday’s minor semi-final, Tipperary defeated Clare by 0-12 to 0-10 in last October’s Daryl Darcy Cup Final, the Munster under 17 football competition.

Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (43)

1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014.

Cork (29)

1939, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010

Tipperary (7)

1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995, 2011, 2012

Clare (3)

1929, 1930, 1953

Limerick (1)


Munster Minor Football 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 in 1929 –

Munster Minor Football Cup

The Tadhg Crowley Cup was presented by Munster Council in 1990 to commemorate late Munster Council Treasurer. Tadhg was elected as Munster Council Treasurer in 1968 and served until his death in December 1989. A teacher by profession, he also served as Kerry County Board Secretary from 1955 until 1970. Tadhg was recognized as a specialist in organizing and handling styles and gates at Munster Championship games.


All Ireland Minor Football Championship

In the Minor Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 12 titles while Cork are tied for second with Dublin with 10 titles. Clare won the first All-Ireland Minor Football title in 1929 while Tipperary’s two All-Ireland successes at this grade came in 1934 and 2011. Between them Munster counties have accounted for 25 All-Ireland Minor Football titles, ahead of Leinster and Ulster (20 titles each) and Connacht (18 titles).

Kerry were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1946, 1950, 1962, 1963, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1994, 2014

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1981, 1991, 1993, 2000.


May 13, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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