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Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Final – Tipperary 0-19 Cork 0-18

July 19, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tipperary defeated Cork by 0-19 to 0-18 in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Final on Friday July 19th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Tipp heap more misery on Cork

Munster IHC final:

Tipperary 0-19 Cork 0-18

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

A fractured, free-ridden Munster IHC final in baking-hot Semple Stadium last night, a game that was never allowed get off the ground as the whistle of Clare arbiter Damian Fox became a regular and unnecessary interruption. A game too that Cork could have won, sub Bill Cooper opting to create what would have been the winning goal in the final moments of play (correct option too) but a combination of Cork imprecision and last-ditch Tipperary defence managed to keep them out and the game ended, fittingly in the circumstances, with yet another hotly-disputed free, this one for Tipperary.

Another Munster title then for Tipperary, another win this week over Cork but at least on this occasion they were made to earn it. Cork had two survivors from Wednesday’s humiliating 15 point loss in the Munster U21 semi-final; not surprisingly, given the effort they put in that evening in this energy-draining heatwave, both Jamie Wall (26m) and Rob O’Shea (43m) failed to last the hour. Not that it was a hectic pace. Though there was never very much between them (four points the most, Tipp with a great start to second half to take a 0-14 to 0-10 lead), the game lacked any kind of edge.

Though facing into the slight breeze it was Tipperary in charge early on, and they led 0-4 to 0-2 after 13 minutes, wing-forward Orrie Quirke with two of those points. Cork came back to tie it, however, centre-forward Peter O’Brien with a brace from placed balls, and from there to the break it was tit-for-tat, six points apiece leaving it tied at 0-10 each. Two of those Cork points came from wing-forward Brian Lawton, two more from O’Brien, while placed-ball specialist Timmy Hammersley was doing the business for Tipperary. In what was to become a feature of the game, Cork keeper Martin Coleman scored a long-range free from all of 110 yards, saw another from the same distance drift narrowly wide. Martin’s effort would be matched early in the second half by his Tipperary counterpart, Darragh Egan, however, then repeated twice more, the long-striking former Tipp senior forward finishing with three points to his name.

Into the second half and it was Tipp with the strong start again, two artillery efforts from Egan, one each from Hammersley and Danny O’Hanlon giving them that four-point start. Managed by Dromina’s Liam Hayes, this Cork team wasn’t for dying easily, however, and a point from corner-forward Colm Casey followed by two more from the excellent Peter O’Brien (finished with 12 points, 11 of those from frees — tells a tale all by itself, in a 60-minute game), and Cork were very much back in the match.

Tipp responded, yet another Hammersley pointed free (ten of their scores came from placed balls), but three more from O’Brien had Cork ahead for only the second time in the game, 0-16 to 0-15, nine minutes of play remaining. Once again however the momentum swung and again it was Tipperary on top, this time with a critically-timed four-point sequence, Egan again with one of those, a tap-over from his own half of the field, just outside the 45m line but wide on the right. Again Cork fought back, yet another brace from O’Brien bringing them within a point; then came that finish and the gamble by Cooper. It almost paid off, but he should not be criticised for having the courage to go for the jugular. More encouragement for Tipp hurling, more disappointment for Cork.

Scorers for Tipperary: T Hammersley (0-6, five frees); D Egan (0-3, three frees); O Quirke (0-2); D O’Hanlon (0-2); R Gleeson (0-2); J McLoughney (0-2, one free); T Butler, P Shortt (0-1 each).

Scorers for Cork: P O’Brien (0-12, 11 frees); B Lawton (0-2); C Casey (0-2); M Coleman, M Kennefick (0-1 each).

TIPPERARY: D Egan; S O’Brien, M Butler, T Treacy; W Ryan, D Young (c), P Heffernan; J McLoughney, S McCormack; O Quirke, T Hammersley, D O’Hanlon; R Gleeson, T Butler, P Greene.

Subs: P Shortt for Greene (39); P Molloy for O’Hanlon (52); P O’Leary for Butler 55); B Fox for Quirke (55).

CORK: M Coleman; M Ellis, J O’Callaghan, E Dillon; T Healy, R Cashman, M Walsh; J Cronin, S McCarthy; B Lawton, P O’Brien, R O’Shea; C Casey, J Wall, M Kennefick.

Subs: B Lawton for Wall (26); M O’Sullivan for O’Shea (43); A Watson for McCarthy (49); B Cooper for Casey (55).

Referee: D Fox (Clare)


Egan saves day as Tipp survive late Rebel rally

Tipperary 0-19 Cork 0-18

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Tipperary retained their title with a nail-biting victory at Semple Stadium. A game which generally lacked intensity ended in a welter of excitement as Cork staged a late revival going into injury-time. Sub Bill Cooper had a chance to force extra-time but elected to try and set up a match-winning goal. However, Tipp ‘keeper Darragh Egan saved from Michael O’Sullivan, with Peter O’Brien and Barry Lawton missing chances in the follow-up as Tipp managed to scramble the ball clear.

The holders began brightly, with Orrie Quirke prominent in the early stages with two points from play. Cork responded with scores from Colm Casey and centre-forward Peter O’Brien, who converted the first of 10 frees in his 12-point haul. All bar seven points of the Cork total came from frees, with goalkeeper Martin Coleman also getting on the scoresheet.

Tipperary had a greater spread of scorers, with Thomas Butler, Danny O’Hanlon and Timmy Hammersley prominent in the first half and the sides going in deadlocked at 10 points apiece. Tipperary were quick out of the blocks in the second half, scoring the first four points, including two for goalkeeper Egan, who contributed three in total as part of a match-winning contribution that included some crucial saves.

Cork came back at Tipp and managed to edge in front with 10 minutes to go, with O’Brien scoring all bar one of his side’s tally in the second half. Points from Ruairi Gleeson, Pat Shortt and Joey McLoughney gave Tipp a three-point lead late on before Cork’s late, unsuccessful rally.

Scorers – Tipperary: T Hammersley 0-6 (5fs), D Egan 0-3fs, O Quirke, D O’Hanlon, R Gleeson, J McLoughney (1f) 0-2 each, T Butler, P Shortt 0-1 each. Cork: P O’Brien 0-12 (10fs), Brian Lawton, C Casey 0-2 each, M Kenefick, M Coleman (f) 0-1 each.

Tipperary – D Egan; S O’Brien, M Butler, T Treacy; W Ryan, D Young, P Heffernan; J McLoughney, S McCormack; O Quirke, T Hammersley, D O’Hanlon; R Gleeson, T Butler, P Greene. Subs: P Shortt for Greene (39); P Molloy for O’Hanlon (52); P O’Leary for Butler (55); B Fox for Quirke (55).

Cork – M Coleman; J O’Callaghan, E Dillon, M Walsh; M Ellis, R Cashman, T Healy; J Cronin, S McCarthy; Brian Lawton, P O’Brien, R O’Shea; C Casey, J Wall, M Kenefick. Subs: Barry Lawton for Wall (27); M O’Sullivan for O’Shea (43); A Watson for McCarthy (49); B Cooper for Casey (55).

Ref– D Fox (Clare)


Team News

The Tipperary Intermediate hurling team to play Cork in the Munster final at Semple Stadium on Friday, July 19 shows 2 changes from the team which defeated Limerick in the semi-final. Danny O’Hanlon and Thomas Butler come into the team in place of Pat Molloy and Denis Maher. The team is:

1. Darragh Egan (Kildangan)

2. Seán O’Brien (Newport)

3. Micheál Butler (Drom and Inch)

4. Tom Treacy (Cappawhite)

5. Willie Ryan (Clonakenny)

6. David Young (Toomevara) Captain

7. Padraig Heffernan (Clonoulty Rossmore)

8. Joey McLoughney (Toomevara)

9. Seán McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)

10. Orrie Quirke (Silvermines)

11. Timmy Hammersley (Clonoulty Rossmore)

12. Danny O’Hanlon (Carrick Swans)

13. Ruairi Gleeson (Kildangan)

14. Thomas Butler (Clonoulty Rossmore)

15. Paudie Greene (Upperchurch Drombane)

The Cork Intermediate Hurling team to play Tipperary in Friday night’s Munster Final at 7.30pm in Thurles will line out as follows:

1. Martin Coleman

2. Mark Ellis

3. John O’Callaghan

4. Eoin Dillon

5. Tadhg Healy

6. Ross Cashman

7. Michael Walsh

8. John Cronin

9. Shane McCarthy

10. Brian Lawton

11. Peter O’Brian

12. Rob O’Shea

13. Colm Casey

14. Jamie Wall

15. Mark Kennefick

16 James Mc Sweeney Bandon

17 Brian O Sullivan Fermoy

18 Colm Spillane Castlelyons

19 Michael O’Sullivan Tracton

20 Barry Lawton Castlemartyr

21 Bill Cooper Youghal

22 Brian Hartnett Midleton

23 Anthony Watson Milford

24 Adrian Mannix Kilworth

Captain: Martin Coleman

Manager Liam Hayes has made three changes to the side that beat Clare in the semi-final. Senior panellists Mark Ellis and Rob O’Shea and dual U21 player Jamie Wall come into the side, in place of Ed Finn, Stephen Dineen and Kevin Canty.

Additional Panel Members

Mark Sugrue Bandon

Colm Barry Castlelyons

Nicky Kelly Mayfield

Philip Crowley Bandon

Kevin Hallissey Éire Óg


Referee – Damian Fox (Clare)
Standby Referee – Shane Hourigan (Limerick)
Linesman – Rory McGann (Clare)
Fourth Official – Donie Enright (Limerick)
Umpires – P.J Reynolds, Brian O’Neill, Frank Mee and Trevor O’Donnell (Clare)

Extra time – (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Admission Prices

Adults – €10
Students / OAPs – €5 (with valid ID)
Under 16s free

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at for more information

For the Record

Tipperary Cork
2012 Championship Performance Defeated Limerick and Cork to qualify for the Munster Final. Defeated Clare by 1-18 to 0-17 in the Munster Final at Nenagh. Tipperary defeated Kilkenny by 3-13 to 1-17 in the All-Ireland Final at Semple Stadium Thurles. Lost to Tipperary in the Munster Semi-Final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on a scoreline of 3-18 to 2-16.
Number of Munster Intermediate Hurling titles 8 13
Last Munster Intermediate Hurling Title 2012 2010
Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 27
Won – 18
Lost – 9
Drawn – 0
Played – 25
Won – 17
Lost – 7
Drawn – 1
Last meeting in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Tipperary 3-18 Cork 2-16 – June 24th 2012 (Munster Semi-Final) at Pairc Ui Chaoimh
Tipperary’s last Munster Intermediate Hurling title Tipperary 1-18 Clare 0-17 – July 25th 2012 (Munster Final) at MacDonagh Park Nenagh
Cork’s last Munster Intermediate Hurling title Cork 0-15 Waterford 0-13 – July 22nd 2010 (Munster Final) at Fraher Field Dungarvan

Munster GAA HURLING Intermediate Championship 2013


Sunday June 2nd

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Clare 2-21 Waterford 0-16

Sunday June 9th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Tipperary 0-20 Limerick 0-15

Sunday June 23rd

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Cork 2-13 Clare 1-9


Friday July 19th

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

Munster GAA HURLING Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (13) – 1964, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010

Tipperary (8) – 1961, 1963, 1966, 1971, 1972, 2000, 2002, 2012

Limerick (3) – 1968, 1998, 2008

Clare (1) – 2011

Waterford (1) – 2007

Kerry (1) – 1970

Galway (1) – 1962

Munster GAA HURLING Intermediate 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 Intermediate HURLING Cup

The Sweet Afton Cup presented by Mr. Jerry Shelly of Tipperary in 1961.

All Ireland GAA HURLING Intermediate Championship

In the Intermediate Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork lead the way with 7 titles followed by Tipperary with 6. Wexford (4), Kilkenny (3), London (2), Galway (2) and Clare (1) are the only other counties to have won an All-Ireland title in this grade.

Useful Information

Prior to the 2012 Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship, Tipperary had won just 1 of their 6 matches played between 2007 and 2011. Tipperary’s Intermediate Hurlers have now won six games in a row.

Since 2000, Tipperary have more victories in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship (19) as Clare (8), Waterford (6) and Limerick (4) combined. Cork have recorded 17 victories in that span.

Cork holds the record for the longest streak of success in finals. They won four championships in-a-row between 2003 and 2006.

Tipperary holds the record for the longest streak of defeats in finals. They lost three championship deciders in-a-row between 2004 and 2006.

Cork holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in Munster finals. They played in four-in-a-row on two separate occasions, firstly between 1967 and 1970, and most recently between 2003 and 2006.

Three counties have completed the Munster Intermediate and Senior double in the same year:

Cork in 1969, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006

Tipperary in 1961, 1971

Waterford in 2007


Cork is the only county to have completed the Munster Minor, Under-21, Intermediate and Senior ‘grand slam’ in the same year. This was achieved in 1969 and again in 2005.

Only one player has captained his county to Munster titles in both the intermediate and senior grades: Pat Mulcahy captained Cork to the intermediate title in 1997 and the senior title in 2006.



July 19, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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