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Munster Senior Hurling Final – Cork 2-24 Limerick 0-24

July 13, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cork defeated Limerick by 2-24 to 0-24 in the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday July 13th at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Munster SHC: Cork claim first title since 2006

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Final: Cork 2-24 Limerick 0-24

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Cork won a first Munster SHC title since 2006 as second-half goals from Séamus Harnedy and Paudie O’Sullivan gave them victory over Limerick in the last provincial final to be played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh before its redevelopment.

In a game which was level on eight occasions, six times in the second half, goals were always going to be crucial and so it proved, as the Rebels reversed the outcome of last year’s decider in the Gaelic Grounds. Despite two early misses from placed balls from Shane Dowling, Limerick settled the better, with points from Dowling, James Ryan and Graeme Mulcahy the only scores of the game’s opening 10 minutes as Cork laboured.

While Aidan Walsh opened the hosts’ account with a smart score after latching onto a break, Limerick remained on top and by the 21st minute it was 0-8 to 0-4 for the visitors. Captain Donal O’Grady and Dowling were impressing for them while at the other end Richie McCarthy had to make a great intervention to stop Conor Lehane getting on a Mark Ellis ball.

Lehane was one of the brighter spots in the Cork attack, and he was central to an unanswered seven-point burst as Cork forged ahead for the first time, with Patrick Horgan’s frees also crucial in this period and Alan Cadogan also getting a smart point. In the midst of that flurry though, Cork had reason to be thankful to Shane O’Neill for an outstanding block on a Dowling shot after James Ryan’s ball in. In keeping with the frenetic nature of the game, however, Limerick were level at half-time at 0-12 each as Paudie O’Brien, Mulcahy, Paul Browne and Dowling all pointed with Lehane getting Cork’s only response.

The opening stages of the second were of a similar vein as the sides were level at 0-13, 0-14, 0-16, 0-17 and 0-18 each, with Limerick’s opening of a two-point lead quickly eradicated. Dowling and Lehane remained to the fore for their respective sides during this period before the game turned in the 54th minute.

With the sides tied, Browne looked to have put Limerick ahead only for his shot to be waved wide and, with the very next attack, Cork had a goal as the Limerick defence opened up, allowing Harnedy to fire past Nickie Quaid from close range. Limerick centre-back Wayne McNamara replied with a booming effort and after Horgan scored from the resultant puck-out it took another brilliant defensive flick by O’Neill to stop Browne manoeuvring himself into a goalscoring position.

Bill Cooper profited from the Cork attack that developed after that to put four between the sides, but two from Dowling – one a free – left two in it with eight minutes of normal time left. Harnedy’s second point answered that and then Cork assured themselves of the win as Daniel Kearney dispossessed Séamus Hickey before sending the ball into half-time sub O’Sullivan, who finished with aplomb.
Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-8 (0-6f), C Lehane 0-5, S Harnedy 1-2, P O’Sullivan 1-1, A Cadogan 0-3, B Cooper, A Walsh 0-2 each, A Nash 0-1f.

Scorers for Limerick: S Dowling 0-12 (0-9f), G Mulcahy 0-3, D O’Grady 0-2, D Hannon, K Downes, D Breen, W McNamara, P O’Brien, J Ryan, P Browne 0-1 each.

CORK: A Nash; C Joyce, S O’Neill, S McDonnell; L McLoughlin, E Ellis, D Cahalane; D Kearney, A Walsh; S Harnedy, B Cooper, C Lehane; A Cadogan, P Cronin, P Horgan
Subs: P O’Sullivan for Cronin (half-time, injured), W Egan for Cahalane (43), S Moylan for Cadogan (69).

LIMERICK: N Quaid; S Hickey, R McCarthy, T Condon; P O’Brien, W McNamara, G O’Mahony; J Ryan, P Browne; D Breen, D O’Grady, D Hannon; G Mulcahy, S Dowling, K Downes
Subs: S Walsh for O’Brien (52), S Tobin for Hannon (56), C King for O’Mahony (67), T Ryan for Downes (69).

Referee: B Gavin (Offaly).

Attendance: 36,075.
Report: Denis Hurley

Team News

LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid; Tom Condon, Richie McCarthy, Seamus Hickey; Paudie O’Brien, Wayne McNamara, Gavin O’Mahony; Paul Browne, James Ryan; Declan Hannon, Donal O’Grady, Shane Dowling; Graeme Mulcahy, Kevin Downes, David Breen.

CORK: Anthony Nash; Shane O’Neill, Damien Cahalane, Stephen McDonnell; Christopher Joyce, Mark Ellis, Lorcan McLoughlin; Daniel Kearney, Aidan Walsh; Conor Lehane, Bill Cooper, Seamus Harnedy; Alan Cadogan, Patrick Cronin, Patrick Horgan.

When – Sunday July 13th at 4pm

Where – Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Referee – Brian Gavin (Offaly)

Next Round – the winners qualify for the All Ireland semi-final on August 17th while the losers qualify for the All-Ireland quarter-final against a Round 2 qualifier winner on July 27th.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at for more information

For the Record

  Cork Limerick
2014 Team Manager Jimmy Barry Murphy TJ Ryan
2013 Championship Performance Defeated Clare by 0-23 to 0-15 in Munster semi-final.

Lost to Limerick by 0-24 to 0-15 in Munster final.

Defeated Kilkenny by 0-19 to 0-14 in All Ireland quarter-final

Defeated Dublin by 1-24 to 1-19 in All Ireland semi-final

Drew 3-16 to 0-25 with Clare in All Ireland final

Lost replay to Clare by 5-16 to 3-16.

Defeated Tipperary by 1-18 to 1-15 in Munster semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds on June 9th.

Won Munster final defeating Cork by 0-24 to 0-15 at the Gaelic Grounds on July 14th.

Lost All Ireland semi-final to Clare by 1-22 to 0-18 at Croke Park on August 18th.

Number of Munster Senior Hurling titles 51 19
Last Munster Senior Hurling Title 2006 2013
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 29
Won – 17
Lost –  10
Drawn – 0
Played – 24
Won – 6
Lost –  13
Drawn – 5
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship 2013 Munster Final on July 14th at Gaelic Grounds – Limerick 0-24 Cork 0-15

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship 2014


Sunday May 25th  

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles          Cork 1-21                  Waterford 1-21                               

Sunday June 1st

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles          Limerick 2-18           Tipperary 2-16


Quarter-Final Replay

Sunday June 8th 

@ Semple Stadium, Thurles          Cork 0-28                   Waterford 0-14



Sunday June 15th

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Cork 2-23                  Clare 2-18


Sunday July 13th

@ Páirc Uí Chaoimh                                   Cork v Limerick                              @ 4pm

Cork v Limerick

Past Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final Meetings

Year Cork Limerick Venue Notes
1893 Cork 5-3 Limerick 0-0 Rathluirc  
1897 Cork 1-6 Limerick 4-9 Tipperary  
1902 Cork 2-9 Limerick 1-5 Tipperary  
1905 Cork 7-12 Limerick 1-4 Tipperary  
1910 Cork 4-2 Limerick 5-1 Tralee  
1919 Cork 3-5 Limerick 1-6 Market’s Field  
1920 Cork 3-4 Limerick 0-5 Cork Athletic Grounds  
1921 Cork 1-2 Limerick 5-2 Thurles Sportsfield  
1939 Cork 4-3 Limerick 3-4 Thurles Sportsfield  
1940 Cork 3-6 Limerick 4-3 Thurles Sportsfield Draw
1940 Cork 2-4 Limerick 3-3 Thurles Sportsfield Replay
1944 Cork 6-7 Limerick 4-13 Thurles Sportsfield Draw
1944 Cork 4-6 Limerick 3-6 Thurles Sportsfield Replay
1946 Cork 3-8 Limerick 1-3 Thurles Sportsfield  
1947 Cork 2-6 Limerick 2-3 Thurles Sportsfield  
1956 Cork 5-5 Limerick 3-5 Thurles Sportsfield  
1975 Cork 3-14 Limerick 0-12 Gaelic Grounds Limerick  
1976 Cork 3-15 Limerick 4-5 Pairc Ui Chaoimh  
1979 Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-9 Semple Stadium  
1980 Cork 2-10 Limerick 2-14 Semple Stadium  
1992 Cork 1-22 Limerick 3-11 Semple Stadium  
2013 Cork 0-15 Limerick 0-24 Gaelic Grounds Limerick  

Munster Senior Hurling Championship Finals
Cork vs. Limerick – Past Meetings Breakdown

  Overall Record Matches at Cork venue Matches at Limerick venue Matches at a Neutral venue
Played 22 3 3 16
Cork 14 3 2 9
Limerick 6 0 1 5
Drawn 2 0 0 2

2014 Munster Senior Hurling Championship Matches played to date

Cork 1-21 Waterford 1-21 – May 25th at Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

CORK: A Nash; S O’Neill, D Cahalane, S McDonnell; C Joyce, M Ellis, L McLoughlin; A Walsh, D Kearney; C McCarthy, C Lehane, P Cronin (c); A Cadogan, S Harnedy, P Horgan

Subs: B Cooper for McCarthy (35); B Lawton for Kearney (50); S Moylan for Cronin (53); J Coughlan for Harnedy (65).

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-12 (8f, 1 65); A Cadogan 0-4; B Cooper 1-1; A Walsh 0-2 (1 s/l); C Lehane, S Harnedy 0-1 each

WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe; N Connors, L Lawlor, B Coughlan; J Nagle, K Moran, T Burke; M Walsh (c), E Barrett; C Dunford, Pauric Mahony, A Gleeson; B O’Sullivan, S Walsh, J Dillon

Subs: R Foley for Barrett (inj 22); S Fives for Coughlan (42); R Barry for Dunford (47); D Breathnach for Dillon (53); S Prendergast for Walsh (59).

Scorers for Waterford: P Mahony 0-11 (9f); A Gleeson 1-2 (0-1 s/l); J Nagle 0-2; B O’Sullivan 0-2; T Burke, S Walsh, J Dillon, S Prendergast, 0-1 each.

Referee: Brian Gavin (Offaly)

Limerick 2-18 Tipperary 2-16  – June 1st at Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Semi-Final)

LIMERICK: N Quaid; T Condon, R McCarthy, S Hickey; P O’Brien, W McNamara, G O’Mahony; J Ryan, P Browne; D Hannon, D O’Grady, S Dowling; G Mulcahy, K Downes, S Tobin

Subs: T Ryan for Tobin (61), M Ryan for Mulcahy (70+2).

Scorers for Limerick: S Dowling 2-9 (1-9f), D O’Grady & K Downes 0-2 each, S Hickey, P Browne, D Hannon, G Mulcahy & T Ryan 0-1 each.

TIPPERARY: D Gleeson; C Barrett, Pádraic Maher, M Cahill; J Barry, B Maher, C O’Mahony; K Bergin, S McGrath; G Ryan, N McGrath, N O’Meara; J O’Dwyer, S Callanan, Patrick Maher

Subs: L Corbett for Barry (54), D Maher for O’Meara (62), C O’Brien for Cahill (65), S Bourke for O’Dwyer (68), T Stapleton for S McGrath (70).

Scorers for Tipperary: G Ryan 1-2, S Callanan 0-5 (3f), J O’Dwyer 0-5 (1f), Patrick Maher 1-0, N McGrath, N O’Meara, L Corbett & D Maher 0-1 each.

Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)

Cork 0-28 Waterford 0-14 – June 8th at Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final Replay)

CORK: A Nash; S O’Neill, D Cahalane, S McDonnell; C Joyce, M Ellis, L McLoughlin; D Kearney, A Walsh; S Harnedy, B Cooper, C Lehane; A Cadogan, P Cronin, P Horgan

Subs: S Moylan for Cadogan (59), B Lawton for Walsh (59), P O’Sullivan for Kearney (60), W Egan for McLoughlin (64), R O’Shea for Cooper (64).

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-10 (5f), C Lehane 0-4, B Cooper & S Harnedy 0-3 each, D Kearney & P O’Sullivan 0-2 each, C Joyce, A Cadogan, S Moylan & R O’Shea 0-1 each

WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe; S Fives, L Lawlor, N Connors; J Nagle, M Walsh, T Burke; S O’Sullivan, K Moran; J Dillon, A Gleeson, P Mahony; C Dunford, B O’Sullivan, S Walsh

Subs: P Prendergast for Connors (5), R Foley for Nagle (41), M Shanahan for Dunford (45), S Molumphy for B O’Sullivan (47), S Prendergast for Dillon (51)

Scorers for Waterford: P Mahony 0-5 (0-3f, 1 65), A Gleeson 0-3, C Dunford 0-2, S O’Sullivan, S Walsh, B O’Sullivan & R Foley 0-1 each.

Referee: Johnny Ryan (Tipperary)

Cork 2-23 Clare 2-18 – June 15th at Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Semi-Final)

CORK: A Nash; S O’Neill, S McDonnell, C Joyce; D Cahalane, M Ellis, L McLoughlin; D Kearney, A Walsh; S Harnedy, B Cooper, C Lehane; A Cadogan, P Horgan, P Cronin

Subs: S Moylan for Cooper (59), W Egan for Kearney (60), P O’Sullivan for Harnedy (60), E Cadogan for Ellis (67).

Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 2-11 (1-0 pen, 1-11f), D Kearney & A Cadogan 0-3 each, C Lehane 0-2, D Cahalane, A Walsh, W Egan & P O’Sullivan 0-1 each.

CLARE: D Tuohy; D McInerney, C Dillon, J Browne; P O’Connor, C Ryan, B Bugler; C Galvin, P Donnellan; J Conlon, C Ryan, P Duggan; T Kelly, C McGrath, P Collins

Subs: S Morey for Browne (h.t.), N O’Connell for Donnellan (45), C McInerney for Galvin (51), D Honan for Conlon (63).

Scorers for Clare: C Ryan 0-6 (5f, 1 65), J Conlon 1-2, C Galvin, C McGrath & N O’Connell 0-2 each, P Donnellan, T Kelly, P Collins & C McInerney 0-1 each.

Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

2014 Top Scorers – Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Patrick Horgan (Cork)                        2-33 (2-24 frees, 1 65)

Pauric Mahony  (Waterford)              0-16 (0-12 frees, 1 65)

Shane Dowling (Limerick)                  2-9 (1-9 frees)

Alan Cadogan (Cork)                          0-8

Austin Gleeson (Waterford)                1-5 (0-1 s/l)

Bill Cooper (Cork)                               1-4

Conor Lehane (Cork)                          0-6

Colin Ryan (Clare)                              0-6 (0-5 frees, 1 65)

John Conlon (Clare)                           1-2

Gearóid Ryan (Tipperary)                  1-2

Seamus Callanan (Tipperary)            0-5 (0-3 frees)

John O’Dwyer (Tipperary)                  0-5 (0-1 free)

Useful Information

This is the last Munster Senior Hurling Final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh before it is rebuilt – the first was on  August 1st 1976 also between Cork and Limerick. Cork won by 3-15 to 4-5.

The 4 games in the 2013 Munster Senior Hurling Championship produced an average of 37.5 scores per game. However the average was higher in the previous 2 years with 40.5 scores per game in 2012 and 43 scores per game in the 2011 Munster SHC. It was 34 scores per match in the 2010 Munster SHC. The highest scoring game in 2013 yielded 39 scores, the Munster final victory for Limerick over Cork by 0-24 to 0-15. The average after 4 games in the 2014 championship is 42.25 scores per game.

It’s 8 years since Cork won the Munster championship – the longest gap since the 10 year period between their 1956 and 66 wins.

Until last year, Limerick had won only 1 of their previous 17 Munster Senior Hurling Championship matches, a victory over Tipperary in the 2007 Munster Semi-Final 2nd replay at Pairc na nGael. During that period, Limerick drew 5 times. Until this year’s victory over Tipperary at Semple Stadium, Limerick’s last Championship victory away from Pairc na nGael came in 2001 with victories over Cork and Waterford at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Three of the 4 games in the 2013 Munster SH Championship were played in Páirc na nGael Limerick. In the previous 4 years only 2 Munster SHC games in total were played there.

With Limerick’s victory last year, Clare are the only one of the 5 participating counties not to have won the Munster SH Championship since the turn of the millennium.

Declan Hannon of Limerick was the top scorer in last year’s Munster championship with 0-17 from 2 games. Patrick Horgan of Cork was second in the list with 0-12 from 2 games. Patrick Horgan has already scored 2-33 from 3 games in this year’s championship and is the current top scorer with a lead of a whopping 2-17 over nearest challenger Pauric Mahony (Waterford). Although Horgan amassed this in three games compared to 1 or 2 for other counties, it’s still an awesome tally with an average score of 0-13 per game.

Waterford scored 0-14 against Cork in their quarter final replay – it was the lowest score by a team in the Munster SHC since 2010 when Tipperary recorded 0-14 in also losing a quarter-final to Cork. Tipperary of course went on to win the All Ireland final later that year.

Clare and Cork met three times in last year’s hurling championship, with Cork winning the Munster semi-final, a draw in the All Ireland final and a Clare win in the All Ireland final replay.

Clare played 8 championship games to win last year’s All Ireland title. Kilkenny played 6 to win the 2012 title and 4 to win the 2011 title.

Brian Gavin (Offaly) will referee his third Munster senior hurling final on Sunday – he previously took charge of the 2010 replay and the 2011 final.

Munster GAA HURLING Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (51) – 1888, 1890, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1912, 1915, 1919, 1920, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006

Tipperary (40) – 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1930, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Limerick (19) – 1897, 1910, 1911, 1918, 1921, 1923, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1955, 1973, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1994, 1996, 2013

Waterford (9) – 1938, 1948, 1957, 1959, 1963, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010

Clare (6) – 1889, 1914, 1932, 1995, 1997, 1998

Kerry (1) – 1891

Munster GAA HURLING 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 Hurling Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928, new cup presented in 1990

All Ireland GAA HURLING Senior Championship

In the Senior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork are second on the list with 30 titles, 3 behind Kilkenny. Tipperary have won 26 All-Ireland titles. Limerick have 7 titles, their last one in 1973. Clare have won 4 titles in 1914, 1995, 1997 and 2013 while Waterford’s two titles came in 1948 and 1959. Kerry won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final in 1891.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ger Ryan at for more information

Statement from Munster GAA on problems purchasing tickets online and through retail outlets

The problems encountered earlier today purchasing tickets for the Munster hurling final online and through Centra and Supervalu outlets occurred due to a technical issue with the GAA’s ticket partner, have made the following statement on the matter:

“ regrets and apologises for any inconvenience caused to Munster GAA customers who were delayed in purchasing tickets for the Munster GAA Hurling Final either online or from designated retail outlets this morning.

We encountered a technical problem that took some time to resolve. Once the work was completed all tickets available to us to sell were placed on sale. The tickets available to for the Munster GAA Hurling Final have since sold out.

Tickets remain available for all other GAA fixtures this weekend from and retail outlets.”

Munster GAA also regrets very much the inconvenience to patrons as a result of these problems and would like to apologise to all who experienced difficulties purchasing tickets.

Comhairle na Mumhan CLCG / Munster Council GAA Statement Re Munster SH Final

The capacity of Páirc Uí Chaoimh for Sunday’s Munster hurling finals has been finalised at 36,646.

This has been approved following completion of works at the grounds, undertakings to complete further works before Sunday, a review of last Sunday’s operations at the Munster football final and consideration of all relevant factors with a particular emphasis on Health and Safety requirements.

As a result of the increase in capacity, additional tickets will be made available to the participating counties and for public sale.

All tickets for Sunday’s games will indicate a particular route colour which patrons should follow to gain access to the Stadium. We ask all patrons to follow the route colour and the directions of stewards both outside and inside the stadium. All plans for stewarding and access are designed in the interests of patrons’ enjoyment and safety.

There has been extensive commentary in the media since the Munster football finals in relation to the engagement of a professional security firm at Páirc Uí Chaoimh last Sunday. The professional security firm was engaged on foot of a recommendation by the GAA’s Health and Safety advisors and was geared towards ensuring that the safe capacity could be increased for next Sunday’s hurling finals.

Discussions have been on-going since mid-June between the Munster Council, the Cork County Board and the GAA’s Health and Safety advisors regarding the safe capacity at Pairc Ui Chaoimh for the Munster Football and Hurling Finals. Following a site visit to Páirc Uí Chaoimh on June 18th, where meetings took place between representatives of the Health and Safety advisors, stadium management, the stadium Consulting Engineers and Munster Council, a report was furnished to all parties by the Health and Safety Advisors outlining a series of necessary works required for health and safety reasons, including the installation of temporary concourse areas and temporary stiles.

This report added that;

“In addition to normal complement of voluntary stewards, a professional security firm with competence and experience in crowd management at GAA stadia is to be appointed to provide sufficient complement of personnel to manage:
a) crowd flows in each of the tunnels and to and from the outer temporary concourse areas
b) filling of the terraces and crowd movement on the terraces during the event”

Furthermore, the report stated that “the foregoing temporary works and crowd management arrangements are to be fully completed and in place for the Munster Football Final on 6th of July, 2014”. It concluded by saying that following a review of the operation of the Munster Football Final, the capacity of the stadium would be reviewed for the hurling final. The review of the operation of the Football Final is now complete with the announcement of the increase in the safe capacity.

The Munster Council implemented the recommendations of the report in full, including the hiring of the security firm which has the relevant competence and experience in crowd management at GAA stadia.

The Munster Council acknowledges and appreciates the role of voluntary stewards at all its games but equally has an obligation to act on any recommendations to comply with Health and Safety requirements.

The Munster Council wishes all the participating counties well for Sunday’s senior and minor hurling finals and hopes that all patrons have an enjoyable visit to Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Ticket Details

Covered Stand – €35

Open Stand (Uncovered Stand) – €30

Terraces (Blackrock End & City End) – €20

Tickets are being distributed through the normal GAA units of the County Boards & Clubs.


July 13, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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