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Munster Senior Football Q-Final – Clare 2-8 Waterford 2-8

June 7, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Clare and Waterford finished level at 2-8 to 2-8 in the Munster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday June 7th at Cusack Park Ennis. The sides will meet again in a replay fixed for Saturday June 14th at Fraher Field Dungarvan.

Munster SFC: Déise salvage dramatic draw

Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final: Clare 2-8 Waterford 2-8

Report from the web site

Waterford full-forward Paul Whyte sent over an equalising point in the second minute of injury time to force a replay after an incident-filled finale before 1,768 spectators at Cusack Park. Clare appeared poised for the last four when David Tubridy smashed home a goal on 65 minutes. It released a Banner roar from the stands as the hosts had spent 23 minutes without a score in the second period. Before Tubridy’s goal, the visitors battled back from five points down to sneak in front when Tadhg Ó hUallacháin punched over. Gary Brennan tacked on a point however as Clare moved 2-8 to 2-5 ahead with only a minute of normal time remaining.

Niall Carew’s charges refused to panic and summoned another recovery effort. Shane Ahearne hit two (one from play and one free) before Paul Whyte calmly kicked the leveller. The second installment will take place next Saturday at Fraher Field. Colm Collins’ home side held a 1-5 to 1-2 lead by halfway. Clare started briskly with a Tubridy free. Enda Coughlan pounced for a goal on six minutes after Stephen Enright saved in spectacular fashion from Shane McGrath in the first instance.

Waterford eased into the contest with a back to back brace of JJ Hutchinson points. Shane McGrath restored Clare’s three-point advantage on the quarter hour mark (1-2 to 0-2). Defences dominated the rest of the half as both sides struggled to break through. In the Déise rearguard, the O’Gorman twins tied up Martin O’Leary and Tubridy. At the opposite end, full-back Kevin Hartnett shone for Clare.

Martin O’Leary bridged a 13 minute wait for a score and Shane McGrath followed up with his second. Waterford were struggling to fire up front. Liam Ó Lonáin had a penalty appeal refused which added to their irritation. They finally made a breakthrough on 33 minutes when Michael O’Gorman passed to Dean Crowley running from deep. He transferred to Paul Whyte who slid a low shot beyond Joe Hayes. Tubridy closed the first half scoring to leave Clare three points up.

They stretched out to five through Jamie Malone and a piercing dart from Gary Brennan (1-7 to 1-2). They eased off the pedal however and Waterford got their act together in attack. Whyte curled over and then substitute Michael Curry trimmed the deficit to three. On 58 minutes, Shane Ahearne barrelled through and passed across for Ó Lionáin to palm home with the aid of the crossbar (1-7 to 2-4).

Clare took hurried options as their wides tally reached double digits. Ó hUallacháin nudged the away side ahead for the very first time with a fisted effort on 64 minutes to complete a six-point turnaround. In an action-packed conclusion, they needed to dig deep again to bring Clare back to Dungarvan for the replay.

Scorers for Clare: D Tubridy 1-2 (1f), E Coughlan 1-0, G Brennan, S McGrath 0-2 each, M O’Leary (1f), J Malone 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: P Whyte 1-2, L Ó Lionáin 1-0, S Ahearne (1f), JJ Hutchinson 0-2 each, T Ó hUallacháin, M Curry 0-1 each.

Clare: J Hayes; D Ryan, K Hartnett, M McMahon; C Russell, G Kelly, S Hickey; G Brennan, S McGrath; J Malone, P Collins, E Coughlan; S Collins, D Tubridy, M O’Leary
Subs: S Brennan for Kelly (31 black card), R Donnelly for O’Leary (51), E Cleary for Malone (61), P McMahon for P Collins (71 black card).

Waterford: S Enright; C Phelan, Maurice O’Gorman, T O’Gorman; D Crowley, S Briggs, O Keevers; P Whyte, T Prendergast; T Ó hUallacháin, L Ó Lonáin, Michael O’Gorman; B Wall, S Ahearne, JJ Hutchinson
Subs: M Curry for Hutchinson (42), D Allen for Wall (48), W Hutchinson for Briggs (50 black card), D Grey for Michael O’Gorman (56), D Hallahan for Keevers (60), L Ó Corraoin for Phelan (66).

Referee: C Lane (Cork)

Team News

Clare (SF v Waterford) – Joe Hayes (Lissycasey); Dean Ryan (Éire Óg Ennis), Kevin Hartnett (Meelick), Martin McMahon (Kilmurry-Ibrickane); Shane Hickey (Kilmurry-Ibrickane), Gordon Kelly (St Joseph’s Miltown-Malbay), Ciaran Russell (Éire Óg Ennis); Gary Brennan (Clondegad), Jamie Malone (Corofin); Shane McGrath (Thomas Davis), Enda Coughlan (Kilmurry-Ibrickane), Sean Collins (Cratloe); Martin O’Leary (Kilmihil), David Tubridy (Doonbeg), Podge Collins (Cratloe)

Waterford (SF v Clare) – Stephen Enright (Ballinacourty); Dean Crowley (St. Saviours), Thomas O’Gorman (Nire), Maurice O’Gorman (Nire); Conor Phelan (Brickey Rangers), Shane Briggs (Ballinacourty), Oran Keevers (De La Salle); Shane Aherne (Stradbally), Tommy Prendergast (Kilrossanty); Michael O’Gorman (Nire), Liam O’Lonáin (An Rinn), Tadhg O hUallacháin (An Rinn); Brian Wall (Nire), Paul Whyte (Kilrossanty), JJ Hutchinson (Gaultier)

Fixture Details



Clare v Waterford
An Clár v Portláirge

Venue: Cusack Park Ennis 7pm

Referee – Conor Lane (Cork)

Standby Referee – Fergal Kelly (Longford)
Linesman – Derek O’Mahoney (Tipperary)
Sideline Official – James Bermingham (Cork)
Umpires – Ger Fleming, Ray Hegarty, D J O’Sullivan, Pat Kelly (Cork)

Next Round – the winners play Kerry in the Munster Semi-Final on Sunday June 22nd at Cusack Park Ennis or Fraher Field Dungravan.

For the Record

  Clare Waterford
2014 Team Manager Colm Collins Niall Carew
2013 Championship Performance Lost Munster semi-final to Cork by 1-20 to 1-11 at Cusack Park Ennis.

Lost Qualifiers Round 2 game to Laois by 3-17 to 0-10 at Cusack Park, Ennis.

Lost Munster semi-final to Kerry by 4-21 to 1-4 at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.

Lost Qualifiers Round 2 game to Galway by 1-12 to 0-14 at Pearse Stadium, Galway.

Number of Munster Senior Football titles 2 1
Last Munster Senior Football Title 1992 1898
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 21
Won – 6
Lost – 14
Drawn – 1
Played – 16
Won – 2
Lost – 14
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship May 23rd 2010 at Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Quarter Final) – Waterford 1-10 Clare 0-9.

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship 2014  Quarter-Finals

Saturday May 31st

@ Pairc na nGael, Limerick          Tipperary 2-14 Limerick 2-11

Saturday June 7th

@ Cusack Park, Ennis                   Clare v Waterford                                       @ 7pm


Saturday June 21st

@ Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork             Cork v Tipperary                                        @ 7pm

Sunday June 22nd

@ Cusack Park, Ennis or               Clare or Waterford v Kerry                       @ TBC

Fraher Field, Dungarvan


Sunday July 6th

2pm throw-in

Useful Information

Both Tipperary and Clare were promoted from the Allianz Football League Division 4 this year with Tipperary defeating Clare in the final to secure the Division 4 title.

The average number of scores per game in the Munster Senior Football championship since 2008:

2008 – 21 scores per game; 2009 – 24; 2010 – 28; 2011 – 33; 2012 – 27; 2013 – 30.8, 2014 so far – 29

Since 2000, Kerry have drawn as many matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship as they have lost, 5 draws (all v Cork) as compared to 5 defeats in 38 matches played.

Last Saturday’s victory over Limerick was Tipperary’s first win in the Munster Senior Football Championship since 2003.

Waterford have won 2 matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship since 1988. Both victories have come at the expense of Clare in games played at Fraher Field Dungarvan – a 1-6 to 0-7 victory in 2007 and a 1-10 to 0-9 win in 2010.

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (75) – 1892, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013

Cork (37) – 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1911, 1916, 1928, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012

Tipperary (9) – 1888, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1902, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1935

Clare (2) – 1917, 1992

Waterford (1) – 1898

Limerick (1) – 1896

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior 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 1888 –

Munster Senior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928

All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry are top with 36, 13 ahead of the next county – Dublin. Cork are 4th in the roll of honour with 7 titles. Tipperary have won 4 All-Ireland’s, their last in 1920 while Limerick won the first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship played in 1887 and also won the All-Ireland in 1896.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at for more information


June 7, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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