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Electric Ireland Munster MFC Q-Final – Cork 2-13 Kerry 2-13

April 19, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cork and Kerry played out a 2-13 to 2-13 draw after extra time in the Quarter Final of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship on Friday in Pairc Ui Rinn. The replay will take place on Friday April 26th at 7:30pm in Austin Stack Park Tralee.

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Moynihan rescues Cork with last-gasp penalty

By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper


Cork 2-13 Kerry 2-13

A see-saw contest ended level after 80 minutes at Páirc Uí Rinn last night, as sub Aidan Moynihan struck from a penalty at the death to necessitate a second meeting between Cork and Kerry in the Electric Ireland Munster MFC quarter-final. Having seen a two-point lead evaporate in injury-time of normal time in front of 2,208 people, Cork looked beaten after Kerry had upped their game in extra-time, But they were handed a lifeline when a Kerry defender was deemed to have used his foot to block a Moynihan shot, moments after the attacker had hit the post.

With Kerry goalkeeper Shane Ryan having earlier saved a penalty from midfielder Ryan Harkin, Moynihan stepped up this time, and though Ryan again got a touch, the ball just made it over the line, Moynihan racing up to make fully sure of the equaliser. The second tilt against the Kingdom was earned due to character, in the view of Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald. “I thought the lads showed great heart and determination,” he said. “In extra-time, you could see that Kerry had had better preparations, we had hurling for a few weeks and lads were cramping, but they gave it their all, their absolute all. “I felt that we were unlucky not to win it in normal time, we gave away a few silly scores, but our general play and our attitude were very good. We’re happy to have another game, but I suppose all it is at this stage is a sparring match.”

Fitzgerald admitted he hadn’t seen the incident leading to the second penalty, however, and his opposite number, Kerry boss Mickey Ned O’Sullivan, was not fully satisfied with the award. “I suppose you make your own luck, we have to go by whatever decisions were made and we only drew,” he said. “I think that the referee overruled his two umpires, they said it was wide and he gave a penalty. There were a lot of positives, we were annihilated in the middle for long periods but we picked it up in extra-time.”

Prior to Cork’s late escape act, it looked as if the ability, and inability, of the sides to take goal chances would prove to be the decisive factor in determining a winner. Kerry had theirs first, Killian Spillane profiting after Shane O’Connor set him up in the 13th minute to put Kerry 1-1 to 0-2 in front. Michael Cahalane cancelled that out seven minutes later – he would finish with 1-5 – Cork should really have been further clear than the 1-4 to 1-2 half-time lead that they possessed, especially as centre-forward Killian O’Connor was doing so well.

After Jack Bushe’s excellent individual point, the same player was fouled for the first penalty but Ryan saved well from Harkin, and then midfielder Harkin was put through by Cahalane but his placed shot was agonisingly wide. While the excellent Conor Keane and Cork captain Stephen Cronin exchanged points early in the second-half, Cork had lost their way in attack, and Kerry took control, Keane and Jack Savage helping to put them in front again at 1-6 to 1-5. Cahalane came good for Cork two monster points, one a free, and with renewed impetus they pushed on again to lead 1-9 to 1-6 with just over five minutes left.

Though Savage and Keane pulled Kerry back to within a point, Cahalane’s free looked to have secured the win for the hosts before wing-back Matthew Flaherty and then Keane tied matters again. Keane’s goal, after Spillane did the grunt work, gave Kerry a cushion and four points separated the sides at the turnaround. O’Connor and Cahalane reduced the gap before Savage pushed Kerry clear again, but Moynihan would have the final say.

Scorers for Cork: M Cahalane 1-5 (0-3 frees), K O’Connor 0-3, A Moynihan 1-0 (penalty), D O’Driscoll 0-2 (0-1 free), R O’Sullivan, S Cronin, J Bushe 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kerry: C Keane 1-6 (0-1 ‘45’), J Savage 0-4 (frees), K Spillane 1-0, D Foran, M Flaherty, C Jordan 0-1 each.

CORK: A Casey; M McSweeney, K Histon, N Hayes; K O’Neill, S Cronin, R O’Callaghan; P O’Neill, R Harkin; D O’Driscoll, K O’Connor, K Cremin; C O’Driscoll, M Cahalane, J Bushe.

Subs: D Quinn for Hayes (21), A Moynihan for C O’Driscoll (26), S White for P O’Neill (44), R O’Sullivan for D O’Driscoll (47), T Horgan for Histon (50), P O’Brien for R Cahalane, C O’Driscoll for Moynihan (both start of extra time), M Prendergast for Horgan (63), D O’Driscoll for Bushe (69), Moynihan for Cremin (77).

KERRY: S Ryan; ST Dillon, C Ó Lúing, P Ó Conchúir; M Flaherty, G Horan, B Sugrue; É Ó Conchúir, B O’Sullivan; T Ó Sé, J Savage, D Foran; C Keane, S O’Connor, K Spillane.

Subs: K Shanahan for O’Sullivan (half-time), C Jordan for O’Connor (49), F Clifford for Sugrue (55), C Murphy for É Ó Conchúir (56), É Ó Conchúir for Ó Sé (72), M Burns for Foran (77).

Referee: A Kissane (Waterford)

PRO Contact Details

Kerry PRO John O’Leary – and 086-302 6041

Cork PRO Tracey Kennedy – and 087 1250373

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at for more information

Team News

The Cork Minor Football team to play Kerry in Friday night’s Electric Ireland Munster Quarter-Final will line out as follows:

1. Anthony Casey


2. Michael McSweeney 3. Kieran Histon 4. Niall Hayes

Newcestown Cobh Kilmacabea

5. Kevin O’Neill 6. Stephen Cronin 7. Rickard Cahalane

Glenville Nemo Rangers Sliabh Rua

8. Peter O’Neill 9. Ryan Harkin

Ballincollig Mallow

10. Don O’Driscoll 11. Killian O’Connor 12. Kevin Cremin

Clann na nGael Mallow Boherbue

13. Conor O’Driscoll 14. Michael Cahalane 15. Jack Bushe

Mizen Rovers Bandon Ilen Rovers

16. Colm O’Driscoll Castlehaven

17. Dylan Quinn St. Finbarr’s

18. Seán White Clonakilty

19. Conor Kingston Douglas

20. Patrick O Brian Bandon

21. Richard O’Sullivan Kilmacabea

22. Trevor Horgan Newcestown

23. Aidan Moynihan Canovee

24. Mark Prendergast Ballincollig

Captain: Stephen Cronin.

Stephen Cronin and Killian O’Connor are the only survivors from the team defeated by Tipperary in the Munster Semi-Final last year, with O’Connor scoring a point in that game.

There is significant dual involvement this year: Kieran Histon, Kevin O’Neill, Rickard Cahalane, Michael Cahalane and Trevor Horgan all played in the Minor Hurling victory over Clare last week, along with Peter Kelleher who is ruled out of this game through injury.

Additional Panel Members: Kevin Flahive (Douglas), James Moynihan (Canovee), Peter Kelleher (Western Gaels), Michael Hurley ( Castlehaven), Damien O’Gorman (Kilmeen), Alan Power (Bishopstown), Jordan O’Connor (Na Piarsaigh), Cian O’Donovan (Clonakilty), Adam Lyne (St. Finbarr’s)


The Kerry Minor Team to play Cork in the Quarter Final of the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Minor Championship to be played in Páirc Uí Rinn on Friday evening next at 7 pm is as follows:

1. Shane Ryan Rathmore

2. Sean T. Dillon St Senans

3. Cathal Ó Luing An Ghaeltacht

4. Pádraig Ó Conchúir An Daingean

5. Matthew Flaherty Dingle

6. Greg Horan Austin Stacks

7. Brian Sugrue Renard

8. Eanna Ó Conchúir An Ghaeltacht

9. Barry O’Sullivan Dingle

10. David Foran St Senans

11. Jack Savage Kerins O’Rahillys

12. Tomás Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht

13. Conor Keane Killarney Legion

14. Shane O’Connor John Mitchels (Captain)

15. Killian Spillane Templenoe

16. Darragh O’Shea Ballydonoghue

17. Conor Jordan Austin Stacks

18. Kevin Shanahan Ardfert

19. Fionán Clifford Waterville

20. Kieran Murphy Glenflesk

21. Paudie Carroll Ardfert

22. Michéal Burns Dr Crokes

23. Joe O’Kelly Austin Stacks

24. Tony Brosnan Dr Crokes

Management Team:

Bainsteoir: Mickey Ned O’Sullivan (Kenmare)

Selectors: John O’Keeffe(Austin Stacks), Peter Keane(St Marys)

There are 7 survivors from the Kerry Minor team that was defeated by Dublin in the All Ireland Semi Final in 2012 namely, Cathal Ó Luing, Padraig Ó Conchúir, Greg Horan, Éanna Ó Conchúir, David Foran, Jack Savage and Conor Keane

For the Record

Cork Kerry
2013 Team Management Ephie Fitzgerald
(Nemo Rangers – Manager) 

Andrew McCarthy (Inniscarra), Pat Spratt (Buttevant),
Liam Hodnett (St. Finbarr’s), Donal O Sullivan (Castletownbere)

Mickey Ned O’Sullivan (Bainsteoir) 

Peter Keane (Maor Foirne)

John O’Keeffe
(Selector / Physical Trainer)

2013 Team Captain Stephen Cronin
(Nemo Rangers)
Shane O’Connor
(John Mitchels)
2012 Championship Performance Defeated Limerick in the first round by 3-13 to 0-6 in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. 

Lost to Tipperary in the Munster Semi-Final at
Pairc Ui Chaoimh on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-9

Lost to Tipperary in the first round before qualifying for the Munster Final with victories over Waterford, Limerick and Clare. Lost to Tipperary by 2-14 to 1-14 in the Munster Final. Defeated Roscommon by 1-9 to 0-11 in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final before losing to Dublin in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 3-12 to 1-10
Number of Munster Minor Football titles 29 41
Last Munster Minor Football Title 2010 2009
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 42
Won – 26
Lost – 13
Drawn – 3
Played – 50
Won – 38
Lost – 9
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship 2010 Munster Minor Football Championship Final at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney – Cork 1-8 Kerry 1-7 – Brian Hurley scored 1-6 to help Cork to a one point victory


First Round

Friday April 19th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                              Cork v Kerry                                                  @ 7:00pm

Saturday April 20th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Clare v Tipperary                                          @ 7:00pm

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Waterford v Limerick                                    @ 2:30pm

Semi-Final Play-off 1

Saturday April 27th

@ TBC                                               Clare or Tipperary v Limerick or Waterford

Venue Permutations

@ Clare venue                                 Clare v Limerick
(last meeting in 2011 Play-off at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick)

@ Waterford venue                         Clare v Waterford
(last meeting in 2012 First Round at Cusack Park Ennis)

@ Semple Stadium Thurles           Tipperary v Limerick

(last meeting in 2011 First Round at Kilmallock)

@ Waterford venue                         Tipperary v Waterford
(last meeting in 2009 Playoff at Semple Stadium Thurles)

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Saturday May 4th

@ TBC                                               Losers of Cork v Kerry and Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 1


Wednesday May 15th

@ TBC                                   Winners of Cork v Kerry v Winners of Clare v Tipperary

@ TBC                                   Winners of Limerick v Waterford v Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 2


Sunday July 7th

@ TBC                                                                                   @ 12:00 noon

Useful Information

Kerry and Cork last met in the Munster Minor Football Championship in the 2010 Final with Cork winning by 1-8 to 1-7 at Fitzgerald Stadium. Since then, Kerry have played 6 games in the Munster Minor Football Championship while Cork have played 5 games – the longest either county has gone in the history of this competition without playing each other.

Kerry and Cork last met in the first round of the Munster Minor Football Championship on May 18th 1983. Cork defeated Kerry on that occasion by 1-13 to 1-7 at Kilmallock. Cork went on to qualify for the Munster Final where they defeated Tipperary by 1-11 to 1-5 captained by Mick Slocum. The Cork team which won the 1983 Munster Minor Football Final was as follows – Ray Duffy, Michael Maguire, Terry Minihane, Denis Walsh, Mick Slocum (Captain), Brendan Searles, Johnny Moynihan, Brendan Stack, Barry Coffey, Michael McCarthy, Teddy McCarthy, Eddie Kenneally, Martin Kelleher, Tony Power, Paddy Harrington.

Since 1956, Cork and Kerry have won every Munster Minor Football title with the exception of 1984, 1995, 2011 and 2012 when Tipperary were successful.

Kerry and Tipperary have played 50 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship since 2000, tied for the most compared to the other four Munster counties.

Cork, Kerry and Tipperary have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Football Championship every year since 2001.

Prior to 2012, Kerry’s last defeat in a first round Munster Minor Football Championship game was in March 2002 when they lost to Tipperary by 2-11 to 2-9 at Kilmallock. Kerry avenged that defeat with a 3-16 to 2-6 win over Tipperary in the 2002 Munster Final played at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Tipperary are going for 3 Munster Minor Football titles in a row for the first time having won two in a row in 1934 / 1935 and 2011 / 2012.

Tipperary have won their last 6 games in the Munster Minor Football Championship and have won 9 of their last 10 matches over the last two seasons when you include the All-Ireland series.

Clare have won at least one game in each of the last four seasons in the Munster Minor Football Championship.

Waterford have won one of their last 18 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship.

Limerick have won one of their last 9 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship.

Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (41) – 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.

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) – 1956

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 in1929 –

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 11 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 24 All-Ireland Minor Football titles, ahead of Leinster and Ulster (20 titles each) and Connacht (17 titles).

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

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


April 19, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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