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Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi Final – Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-20

June 26, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Waterford defeated Cork by 3-19 to 1-20 after extra time in the Semi Final of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship on Wednesday at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Foran strikes the killer blow for Déise

Cork 1-20 Waterford 3-19

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

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A storming finish by Waterford saw last night’s visitors to sunny Páirc Uí Rinn eventually overcome a stubborn challenge by 14-man Cork in this Munster MHC semi-final and truth be told, Cork can have no complaints. It went to extra-time, and in fairness to Cork they played most of those 20 minutes a man short (wing-back Alan O’Callaghan sent off for a second bookable offence) and yet were still in with a shout of winning the game with just two minutes to play. Had Waterford been denied however, it would have been an injustice. They were the better side, had several of the most consummate hurlers on view. Centre-back Austin Gleeson was simply magnificent, corner-forward Patrick Curran was sublime, and these were aided and abetted by a host of strong performers from front to back, sub Darren Foran especially prominent. Waterford now go on to meet Limerick in the Munster final on July 14th, and deservedly so.

It all began so promisingly for Cork, a goal within 30 seconds of the start, corner-forward Michael Cahalane slipping inside the Waterford defence and giving Gavin Power no chance from close range. Points from Pa O’Callaghan (3), Richard Cahalane, Michael Cahalane again, captain Cathal McCormack and Anthony Spillane, in reply to just a single point for Waterford (Patrick Curran, 11m), had the home side well ahead in the 18th minute, 1-7 to 0-1. But the powerful Waterford inside duo of Curran and Stephen Bennett were already beginning to threaten. Corner-forward Conor Gleeson had three bad wides, as had the normally lethal Bennett, but Waterford did manage three points before the break, Patrick Curran with two, Colin Roche with the third. Crucial points they were too, and they left Waterford trailing by a manageable six points, 1-7 to 0-4. Better was to follow for the Decies, however, much better.

An electric restart for Waterford, for centre-forward Roche particularly, saw this game turned on its head; 2-1 within three minutes, a goal each from Roche and the powerful Stephen Bennett, Roche also with the point, and now Cork were in trouble, trailing 2-5 to 1-7. The middle third was where Waterford were winning this battle, Cork struggling under their own puckouts especially. The inside line of Michael Cahalane, Pa O’Callaghan and Anthony Spillane looked threatening but suffered from a poor supply of ball, and poor ball when it was supplied. Entering the end of the third quarter it was Waterford very much on the ascendancy but still only a goal ahead, 2-10 to 1-10, Patrick Curran doing the needful for them time and again. A few shrewd switches however and Cork were back in the game, and with Mark O’Connor, O’Callaghan and Spillane notching the points, managed to tie it up in normal time, 1-15 to 2-12.

Two minutes into added time came a critical moment, the second yellow for the unfortunate O’Callaghan. Cork battled on, actually led at the break (1-18 to 2-14), but the extra man and Waterford’s undoubted ability eventually told and in those final 10 minutes Cork were outscored 1-5 to 0-2, sub Darren Foran with the killer goal. Credit to Cork for their courage but the underage drought continues; kudos to Waterford, a continuation of a great underage season, Munster and All-Ireland colleges A and B titles already in the bag. They’ll prove a handful for Limerick.

Scorers for Waterford: P Curran (0-12, seven frees, 0-2 65s); C Roche (1-3); Stephen Bennett (1-1); D Foran (1-0); C Gleeson, C Breathnach, P O’Connor (0-1 each).

Scorers for Cork: P O’Callaghan (0-10, five frees); M Cahalane (1-1); A Spillane (0-4); M O’Connor (0-3, one free); R Cahalane, C McCormack (0-1 each).

WATERFORD: G Power; C Leamy, W Hahessey, K Daly (c); T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M Harney, M Kearney; A Farrell, C Roche, C Curran; P Curran, Stephen Bennett, C Gleeson.

Subs: D Foran for Farrell (26); M O’Brien for Kearney (30); C Breathnach for C Curran (45); S Hogan for Roche (inj. 75); P O’Connor for Harney (76).

CORK: P Collins; D Quinn, K Histon, S O’Brien; C Twomey, K O’Connor, A O’Callaghan; M O’Connor, R Cahalane; C McCormack (c), K O’Neill, P Kelleher; M Cahalane, P O’Callaghan, A Spillane.

Subs: C Kelleher for S O’Brien (inj. 7); B Dunne for Kelleher (44); A Ward for Dunne (71); D Hannon for O’Connor (77).

Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)


Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-20

Report from

Limerick will face the Deise in the final after their extra-time win over Cork at Pairc Ui Rinn tonight. Waterford will look to a superb performance in the second period of extra-time which included 1-2 from DJ Foran. Patrick Curran hit a dozen points for the visitors over the course of the epic game on Leeside but Cork will reflect on a game that got away from them, having led by 1-6 after 20 minutes or so. Ultimately, the sides were deadlocked at 1-16 to Waterford’s 2-12 after the hour thanks to Curran, before they upped their game and booked a spot in the decider.

WATERFORD: G Power; W Hahessy, K Daly, C Leamy; T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; C Curran, M Kearney; P Curran (0-12, 0-7f, 0-2 65), C Roche (1-3), M Harney; A Farrell, Stephen Bennett (1-1), C Gleeson (0-1).

Subs: DJ Foran (1-0) for Farrell (26), M O’Brien for Kearney (half-time), C Breathnach (0-1) for C Curran (45), S Hogan for Roche (75, injured), P O’Connor (0-1) for Harney (76).

CORK: P Collins; D Quinn, K Histon, S O’Brien; K O’Connor, C Twomey, A O’Callaghan; M O’Connor (0-3, 0-1f), R Cahalane (0-1); P Kelleher, K O’Neill, C Cormack (0-1); M Cahalane (1-1), A Spillane (0-4), P O’Callaghan (0-10, 0-5f).

Subs: C Kelleher for O’Brien (7, injured), B Dunne for C Kelleher (45), A Ward for Dunne (72), D Hannon for M O’Connor (77).

Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)

Team News

The Waterford minor team to play Cork on Wednesday night at 7.30 in Pairc Ui Rinn is as follows –

1. Gavin Power Dungarvan

2. William Hahessey Clonea

3. Kevin Daly Dungarvan CAPTAIN

4. Cian Leamy Ballyduff Upper

5. Tom Devine Modeligo

6. Austin Gleeson Mount Sion

7. Shane Bennett Ballysaggart

8. Conor Gleeson Fourmilewater

9. Michéal Harney Bonmahon

10. Adam Farrell De La Salle

11. Colm Roche Shamrocks

12. Cormac Curran Brickey Rangers

13. Patrick Curran Dungarvan

14. Stephen Bennett Ballysaggart

15. Michael Kearney Ballyduff Upper


The Cork team will line out as follows –

1. Patrick Collins

2. Shane O’Brien 3. Killian O’Connor 4. Kieran Histon

5. Alan O’Callaghan 6. Conor Twomey 7. Cathal Cormack

8. Michael Cahalane 9. Rickard Cahalane

10. Peter Kelleher 11. Kevin O’Neill 12. Trevor Horgan

13. Mark O’Connor 14. Pa O’Callaghan 15. Anthony Spillane

16. Michael Browne Ballyhea

17. Dylan Quinn St. Finbarr’s

18. Conor Kelleher Sarsfields

19. Mark O’Keeffe Fr. O Neill’s

20. David Noonan Glen Rovers

21. Donal Hannon Newmarket

22. Aaron Ward Douglas

23. Sean Bourke Grenagh

24. Sean Hayes Mallow

The team shows two changes from the victory over Clare as Alan O’Callaghan comes in at wing-back in place of Mark O’Keeffe, while Mark O’Connor replaces Aaron Ward at corner-forward.

PRO Contact Details

Waterford PRO Emer Barry – and 087-9506613

Cork PRO Tracey Kennedy – and 087 1250373

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at for more information

For the Record

Waterford Cork
2013 Team Management Sean Power
(Mount Sion – Manager) 

Selectors –
Kieran O’Gorman (Lismore), Wayne Power
(Ballyduff Upper),
John Treacy (Passage)

Pat Kennelly
(Newcestown – Manager) 

Timmy Kelleher (Erin’s Own),
Ger O’Halloran (Ballinhassig),
John Mortell (Ballyhea),
Frank Flannery
(Carrigtwohill – Coach)

2013 Team Captain Kevin Daly
Cathal Cormack
2012 Championship Performance Defeated Clare by 1-20 to 3-13 after extra time in the first round before losing to Tipperary in the semi-final. Lost to Limerick in the first round by 0-16 to 1-12 before defeating Kerry by 6-22 to 1-4. 

Bowed out of the competition in the Losers Group Playoff Final at the hands of Clare on a scoreline of 0-18 to 1-9.

Number of Munster Minor Hurling titles 4 32
Last Munster Minor Hurling Title 2009 2008
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Record since 2000 Played – 33
Won – 12
Lost – 18
Drawn – 3
Played – 41
Won – 26
Lost – 12
Drawn – 3
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship July 7th 2010 at Walsh Park Waterford –
Waterford 2-17 Cork 1-13 – Munster Semi-Final Replay
The half-forward line of Paraic Mahony, Eamonn Murphy and Jake Dillon accounted for 1-12 to help Waterford qualify for the 2010 Munster Minor Hurling Final.


First Round

Thursday April 11th

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                               Cork 3-15 Clare 2-14
@ Walsh Park Waterford                Tipperary 2-18 Waterford 1-15

Semi-Final Play-off

Wednesday May 1st

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan                        Waterford 4-18 Clare 1-10


Wednesday June 26th

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

@ Pairc Ui Rinn                               Cork v Waterford                                                      @ 7:30pm


Sunday July 14th

1:45pm throw-in

Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Odds and Ends

Waterford have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship over the last 6 years, the longest current streak in the province.

Of the 129 points scored on aggregate in the three Munster Minor Hurling Championship matches to date, 69 points (54%) have come courtesy of 4 players – Bobby Duggan (Clare), Patrick Curran (Waterford), Josh Keane (Tipperary) and Pa O’Callaghan (Cork).

Last Meeting – Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay

July 7th 2010 at Walsh Park Waterford – Waterford 2-17 Cork 1-13

Waterford: D. Duggan; J. Barron. S. O’Keeffe. L. Egan; R. Barry. D. Fives. E. Madigan; P. Prendergast. G. O’Brien; J. Dillon. E. Murphy. P. Mahony; S. Roche. C. Heffernan. M. O’Neill.

Subs: C. Curran for Roche(58 min); T. Curran for Madigan(59)
Cork: W. McCarthy; D. Cahalane. C. Spillane. D. Lester; K. Buckley. C. Joyce. D. O’Carroll; D. Sweetnam. N. Kelly; S. O’Keeffe. C. Lehane. S. Moore; J. Coughlan. D. Lordan. B. Hartnett.

Subs: A. Dennehy for Carroll(15 mins); R. O’Shea for Buckley(21); J. Wall for Moore(36); K. Hallissey for Lordan(51); B. Murray for O’Keeffe(55)
Scorers –

Waterford: P. Mahony (0-6); J. Dillon (1-2); E. Murphy (0-4); E. Madigan (1-0); M. O’Neill (0-2); P. Prendergast (0-2); C. Curran (0-1).

Cork: B. Hartnett (0-8); C. Lehane (1-2); J. Coughlan (0-2); D. Sweetnam (0-1).
Referee: Seamus Roche (Tipperary)

Munster Minor Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour

Tipperary (37) – 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012

Cork (32) – 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 , 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Limerick (5) – 1940, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984

Waterford (4) – 1929, 1948, 1992, 2009

Clare (4) – 1981, 1989, 2010, 2011

Munster Minor Hurling 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 in1928 –

Munster Minor Hurling Cup

There is no name on the Munster Minor Hurling Cup. The cup itself was presented by T.W.A. Shannon Airport in 1946.

All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

In the Minor Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Tipperary are second in the charts with 19 titles behind Kilkenny’s 20 titles. Cork have won 18 titles, Limerick have 3 titles (1940, 1958, 1984), Waterford have won 2 titles (1929, 1948) while Clare’s only title to date came in 1997.

Of the last 13 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Finals played, the Irish Press Cup has only returned to Munster on 4 occasions – Cork (2001) and Tipperary (2006, 2007 and 2012). Of the other 9 titles since 1999, Galway have 5 and Kilkenny have captured 4.

Tipperary were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1996, 2006, 2007 and 2012

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions in 1928, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1995, 1998, 2001

2013 Munster Minor Hurling Championship Matches played

Tipperary 2-18 Waterford 1-15 – April 11th @ Walsh Park Waterford (Munster Quarter-Final)

Tipperary: B Hogan; A Tierney, J Ryan, D Peters; B Heffernan, R Maher, T Kirwan; T Fox, W Connors; S Ryan, C O’Riordan, S Hennessy; C Lanigan, J Keane, M McCarthy
Subs: K Dunne for Hennessy (45); J Mackey for McCarthy (54), F O’Sullivan for Ryan (59).

Waterford: S Clancy; W Hahessy, S O’Neill, C Leamy; K Daly, A Gleeson, M Harney; M O’Brien, T Devine; Shane Bennett, C Roche, A Farrell; P Curran, DJ Foran, M Kearney
Subs: C Gleeson for O’Brien (26); C Curran for K Daly (47), Stephen Bennett for Farrell (49), MJ Sutton for Shane Bennett (52)

Referee: Jer O’Connell (Cork)

Cork 3-15 Clare 2-14 – April 11th @ Pairc Ui Rinn (Munster Quarter-Final)

Cork: P Collins; S O’Brien, K O’Connor, K Histon; M O’Keeffe, C Twomey, C Cormack; M Cahalane, R Cahalane; P Kelleher, K O’Neill, T Horgan; A Ward, P O’Callaghan, A Spillane
Subs: M O’Connor for O’Keeffe (24), S Hayes for Ward (45), S Burke for Hayes (59)

Clare: L Corbett; S O’Leary, D McCarthy, N Bolton; A McGuane, E Tuohy, S Gleeson; D Conroy, C Downey; B Duggan, I Galvin, S Ward; C Deasy, D Begley, C Moloney.
Subs: A Morey for Galvin (47), M Lynch for Moloney (56), O Donnellan for Conroy (60)

Referee: John O’Brien (Tipperary)

Waterford 4-18 Clare 1-10 – May 1st @ Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Semi-Final Playoff)

Waterford: S Clancy; B Whelan, S O’Neill, W Hahessey; T Devine, A Gleeson, Shane Bennett; M O’Brien, M Harney; A Farrell, C Roche, C Curran; P Curran, C Gleeson, M Kearney
Subs: Stephen Bennett (Roche 40); K Daly (Whelan 48); DJ Foran (Kearney 50); C Breathnach (O’Brien 52); P O’Connor (P Curran 55).

Clare: L Corbett; S O’Leary, D McCarthy, N Bolton; A McGuane (c), E Tuohy, S Gleeson; C Downey, D Conroy; B Duggan, C Corbett, A Morey; S Ward, D Begley, C Maloney
Subs: R Taylor (Downey 23); M Lynch (Moloney inj. 37); O Donnellan (Corbett 39); K Fennessy (Conroy 51).

Referee: Anthony Sherlock (Tipperary)

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Hurling Championship

Bobby Duggan (Clare) – 3-16 (1-0 penalty, 0-9 frees, 0-2 65)
Patrick Curran (Waterford) – 0-17 (0-8 frees, 0-2 65)
Josh Keane (Tipperary) – 2-9 (0-7 frees, 1-0 penalty)
Pa O’Callaghan (Cork) – 2-6 (1-0 penalty, 0-2 frees)
Stephen Bennett (Waterford) – 2-0 (1-0 penalty)
Michael Kearney (Waterford) – 1-3
Cormac Curran (Waterford) – 1-2
Anthony Spillane (Cork) – 1-1
Adam Farrell (Waterford) – 0-4
Conor Gleeson (Waterford) – 1-1
Willie Connors (Tipperary) – 0-3
Conor Lanigan (Tipperary) – 0-3
Trevor Horgan (Cork) – 0-3
David Begley (Clare) – 0-3
Peter Kelleher (Cork) – 0-2
Kevin O’Neill (Cork) – 0-2
Colin O’Riordan (Tipperary) – 0-2
Ian Galvin (Clare) – 0-2
Mark O’Brien (Waterford) – 0-2

Shane Hennessy (Tipperary), Mark O’Connor (Cork), E Tuohy (Clare) (0-1 free), C Downey (Clare), A Morey (Clare), Tom Devine (Waterford), Christy Breathnach (Waterford), Austin Gleeson (Waterford), DJ Foran (Waterford) – 0-1 each


June 26, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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