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Munster Junior Football Championship Semi-Final – Cork 3-16 Waterford 1-8

June 5, 2011 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Rebels finish with a flourish

Cork 3-16 Waterford 1-8

By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Monday, June 06, 2011

CORK started well and finished strongly to see their way past Waterford and into the Munster JFC final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday. After 21 minutes, the home side led by 0-11 to 0-2 and outscored their opponents 3-3 to 0-1 in the final quarter, but in between those two purple patches, Waterford put it up to the Rebels. Edmund Hogan’s goal for the Déise in the 45th minute left just three points in it, Cork leading by 0-13 to 1-7, but no other chances to eat into that gap presented themselves and the home team rediscovered their rhythm to set up a final meeting with Kerry on July 6.

Cork know the value of this competition — 11 of the 30 players to tog out for last year’s All-Ireland senior final previously won medals in the lower grade — and some of those on show showed that they can make the step up. Marauding wing-back Sean Kiely got forward well and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet, Kevin O’Driscoll dictated matters at centre-forward and inside Mark Cronin, Andrew O’Brien and Cathrach Keane all scored fine points. In addition, Seamus and Andrew O’Sullivan combined well at midfield, and with this strong basis, Cork raced into an early lead as Waterford struggled to find their feet, but over-elaboration cost the Rebels at times. O’Brien’s huge point after Kiely’s clever handpass opened up that nine-point lead with nine minutes left until half-time, but between there and the break, Waterford reeled off four in a row, John Wall with two frees, though in the midst of that burst Kiely was denied a Cork goal by a fine Glen Kelly save after a good move.

The visitors continued to hold the momentum early in the second half despite Seamus O’Sullivan’s fisted point, and five minutes in they got a great chance to cut the lead when Cork corner-back Kevin Harrington was deemed to have foot-blocked a Hogan shot in the small rectangle. Wall’s tame penalty was saved by Tom O’Connor, however, with the goalkeeper also keeping out the corner-forward’s rebound and then holding Craig Guiry’s follow-up effort. With sub Sean Aherne making an impact, though, Waterford were still not out of it, Darren Guiry just wide with a goal effort before they did raise a green flag, Guiry with a good run before feeding Tony Kirwan, who showed good composure to handpass across goal for Hogan to palm home. It was as good as it got for them, however. Cork responded well with points from Brian Coughlan and Cronin to move 0-16 to 1-8 ahead before O’Driscoll’s goal, capping a flowing move involving him, O’Brien and Keane. With time running out, sub Tom Clancy scored two goals to put the gloss on it for Cork, the first a fine finish and the second a rebound after Kevin Harrington’s point attempt came off the post.

Scorers for Cork: T Clancy 2-0, K O’Driscoll 1-1, B Coughlan, M Cronin (1f), A O’Brien, C Keane 0-3 each, D O’Donovan (1f), K Harrington, S O’Sullivan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: E Walsh 0-4 (3f), E Hogan 1-1, J Wall 0-2f, C Guiry 0-1.

CORK: T O’Connor; R Buckley, O O’Mahony, K Harrington; S Kiely, R O’Sullivan, AJ O’Connor; S O’Sullivan, A O’Sullivan; D O’Donovan, K O’Driscoll, B Coughlan; M Cronin, A O’Brien, C Keane.

Subs: E Wiseman for Buckley (36), T Clancy for O’Donovan (47), M Dilworth for Coughlan (60).

WATERFORD: G Kelly; M Crotty, M Supple, M Prendergast; A O’Loughlin, E Rockett, T Costello; P Lynch, D Kirwan; D Guiry, E Hogan, C Guiry; J Wall, E Walsh, M Moore.

Subs: S Aherne for Kirwan (ht), T Kirwan for Wall (39), L Hayes for Crotty (43), S Lannon for (44), T Ó hUallacháín for O’Loughlin (58).

Referee: R Moloney (Limerick)

Next Round – the winners play Kerry or Limerick in the Munster Final on Wednesday July 6th.

Team News

The Cork Junior Football Team to play Waterford in the in Munster JFC Semi-Final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Sunday 5/6/11 at 1.30pm will line out as follows:

1. Tom O’Connor Douglas

2. Rory Buckley Macroom

3. Owen O’Mahoney Macroom

4. Kevin Harrington  Bantry Blues

5. Sean KielyMacroom

6. Richard O’Sullivan Kinsale

7. Anthony J. O’Connor Kiskeam

8. Seamus O’Sullivan Dromtarriffe

9. Andrew O’Sullivan Castletownbere

10. Daniel O’Donovan Bishopstown

11. Kevin O’Driscoll Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh

12. Colm O’Driscoll  Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh

13. Mark Cronin Gabriel Rangers

14. Andrew O’Brien Kildorrery

15. Cáthrach Keane Newcestown

Captain: Seamus O’Sulllivan


16. Sean Murphy Lyre

17. Enda Wiseman Castletownbere

18. Pat Gayer Castlemagner

19. Brian Coughlan Kinsale

20. Hurl Dockery Mallow

21. Matt Dilworth Knocknagree

22. Tom Clancy Fermoy

23. Fionn O’Shea Clyda Rovers

24. Fionn Keane Newcestown

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at for more information

For the Record

Cork Waterford
2011 Team Management Niall Kelleher (Millstreet – Coach), Seán Bowens (Castlemartyr), Michael Lyons (Araglen), Paul McCarthy (Kinsale), Tim O’Sullivan (Macroom)
2011 Team Captain Seamus O Sullivan (Dromtariffe)
2010 Championship Performance Lost to Kerry by 1-12 to 0-9 in the Munster Semi-Final. Defeated Clare by 0-13 to 1-8 before losing to Limerick by 0-9 to 1-5 in the Munster Semi-Final.
Number of Munster Junior Football titles 27 3
Last Munster Junior Football Title 2009 2004
Munster Junior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 24
Won – 17
Lost – 7
Drawn – 0
Played – 13
Won – 3
Lost – 10
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Junior Football Championship May 24th 2009 – Cork 1-14 Waterford 1-4 at Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Quarter-Final) – Waterford scored an early goal but a Fiachra Lynch goal for Cork out the Rebels in front by 1-6 to 1-1 at the interval before going on to win by 10 points.

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Junior Championship 2011


Sunday May 22nd

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney    Kerry 2-16 Tipperary 1-8

@ Pairc Uí Chaoimh                       Cork 2-14 Clare 0-6

Saturday June 4th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick           Limerick v Kerry 4:45pm

Sunday June 5th

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh                       Waterford v Cork 1:30pm


Wednesday July 6th

7:30pm throw-in

2011 Munster Junior Football Championship Matches played to date

Kerry 2-16 Tipperary 1-8 – May 22nd @ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney (Munster Quarter-Final)

Kerry: S Óg Ó Ciardubháin; K O’Dwyer, S Brosnan, B Maguire; E Hickson, A Greaney, J Walsh; A Garnett, B Costello; G Sayers, M Murphy, JB Spillane; G O’Grady, B Poff, A Fitzgerald.
Subs: F Courtney for B Costello (48); M Brennan for A Greaney (48); T McGoldrick for A Fitzgerald (53); P Kennelly for G O’Grady (53); P Kilkenny for J Walsh (57).

Tipperary: J English; D O’Sullivan, D Lynch, R Kiely; D Leahy, J O’Callaghan, M O’Sullivan; D Heffernan, E Kendrick; B Hewitt, A Moloney, G Ryan; J Egan, D Butler, A Walsh.
Subs: M O’Dwyer for J O’Callaghan (24); T Hanley for D Heffernan (40); G Quinn for M O’Sullivan (50); S O’Connor for D Butler (50); A Hannigan for B Hewitt (57).

Referee: Conor Lane (Cork)

Cork 2-14 Clare 0-6 – May 22nd @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Quarter-Final)

Cork: T. O’Connor; R. Buckley, O. O’Mahony, K. Harrington; S. Kiely, R. O’Sullivan, B. Daly; A. O’Sullivan, S. O’Sullivan; D. O’Donovan, K. O’Driscoll, C. O’Driscoll; M. Cronin, A. O’Brien, C. Keane.
Subs: AJ O’Connor for Daly (45); T. Clancy for S. O’Sullivan (50); M. Dilworth, for O’Donovan (55); P. Gayer for R. O’Sullivan (55); B. Coughlan for A. O’Sullivan (55).

Clare: T. Burke; C. Marrinan, D. Hickey, Dean Ryan; S. Tierney, P. O’Connor, C. O’Brien; T. Ryan, S. Crotty; E. Lyons, S. Collins, P. Clancy; P. McMahon, David Ryan, M. McCarthy.
Subs: M. O’Loughlin for Merrinan (ht); P. Collins for E. Lyons (ht); G. Lyons for C. O’Brien (ht); m. Malone for D. Ryan (35); A. Considine for S. Crotty (50).

Referee: Brian Tyrell (Tipperary)

2011 Top Scorers – Munster Junior Football Championship

A Fitzgerald (Kerry) – 1-4 (0-2 frees)

Cathrach Keane (Cork) – 2-1
Alan Moloney (Tipperary) – 1-3 (0-2 frees)

Mark McCarthy (Clare) – 0-5 (0-2 frees)
G O’Grady (Kerry) – 1-1 (0-1 free)
G Sayers (Kerry) – 0-4
C. O’Driscoll (Cork) – 0-4 (0-1 free)
Mark Cronin (Cork) – 0-3 (0-1 free)
Gavin Ryan (Tipperary) – 0-3
B Poff (Kerry) – 0-2
Kevin O’Driscoll (Cork) – 0-2

D. O’Donovan (Cork), S. O’Sullivan (Cork), Andrew. O’Sullivan (Cork), A. O’Brien (Cork), P. McMahon (Clare), E Hickson (Kerry), JB Spillane (Kerry), J Walsh (Kerry), B Costello (Kerry), B Maguire (Kerry), J Egan (Tipperary), D Butler (Tipperary) 0-1 each

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (39) – 1913, 1914, 1915, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1941, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010

Cork (27) – 1911, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009

Tipperary (7) – 1910, 1912, 1923, 1935, 1937, 1952, 1998

Limerick (4) – 1916, 1929, 1939, 1950

Waterford (3) – 1948, 1999, 2004

Clare (1) – 1925

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Junior 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 1910 –

Munster Junior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1957

All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Junior Championship

34 of the 80 All-Ireland titles contested in this grade have been won by 4 Munster counties. In the Junior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork and Kerry lead the way with 15 and 14 titles respectively. Tipperary have won 3 All-Ireland’s while Waterford’s 2 titles came in 1999 and 2004.  23 counties in total


June 5, 2011
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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