ESB Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final – Kerry 2-15 Limerick 0-7

Kerry defeated Limerick by 2-15 to 0-7  in the ESB Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday at Newcastlewest.

Prolific O’Grady shows Treaty no mercy

From the Irish Indpendent newspaper

Thursday May 13 2010

Kerry proved far too strong for Limerick at Newcastle West last night. They showed that they will be a side to be reckoned this year and in Gavin O’Grady they possess a prolific scorer from play and from frees. He finished with 1-6 to his credit, five of the points coming from frees. The Kingdom will surely face stronger opposition than on this occasion as Limerick were very disappointing and the gulf in standard in the province was clear.

The game was only 25 seconds under way when O’Grady had Kerry’s first point. Danny Frewen levelled for Limerick before O’Grady hit another Kerry point. It was level again after 12 minutes when midfielder Padraig Scanlon pointed a Limerick free. But that was as good as it got for the losers, who were outplayed for the remainder of a half that had five minutes of stoppage-time. O’Grady had his third point and others followed from Eanna O’Connor, Garry O’Leary, Thomas Hickey (two) and just on half-time Kerry struck for a goal that killed off the Limerick challenge.

A fine movement out of defence ended with Shaun Keane giving John Greaney in the Limerick goal no chance to make it 1-8 to 0-2 at the break, with Limerick only managing only a single point from play during the half. Showing no mercy, Kerry picked up where they left off with O’Grady putting over two frees. Then O’Connor scored two from play before O’Grady got a second goal for the Kingdom who ran out the easiest of winners.

Scorers — Kerry: G O’Grady, 1-6, (0-5f), E O’Connor 0-4, S Keane 1-0, G O’Leary, T Hickey, 0-2 each, M Reen 0-1. Limerick: P Scanlon 0-4 (0-3f), D Frewen 0-2, S O’Donnell 0-1 (0-1f).

Kerry — P McCarthy; P Kilkenny, D Culhane, F McNamara; J Walsh, L Bastible, J Hickson; D Somers, G Durrant; M Reen, T Hickey, G O’Leary; G O’Grady, S Keane, E O’Connor. Subs: A Thompson for Walsh (40), C O’Leary for Hickson (50), B O’Dwyer for Somers (65), T Moriarty for Hickey (65), T Morley for O’Leary (65).

Limerick — J Greaney; S Reynolds, S O’Connor, B McCarthy; M O’Leary, J O’Meara, B O’Doherty; I Corbett, P Scanlon; B Noonan, M Brosnahan, P O’Donnell; J Lee, L Quinn, D Frewen. Subs: D Treacy for O’Donnell (27), K Brosnan for O’Doherty, G O’Connor for Brosnahan (both h-t), S O’Donnell for Scanlon (65).

Ref — C Lane (Cork)

Team News

The Kerry Minor Team to play Limerick in Newcastlewest on Wednesday 12th May  at 7pm is as follows:

1 Padraic McCarthy Rathmore 2 Pa Kilkenny Glenbeigh/Glencar 3 David Culhane Ballylongford 4 Fearghal McNamara Austin Stacks 5 James Walsh Knocknagoshel (Captain)  6 Laurence Bastible John Mitchels 7 Jason Hickson Annascaul 8 Damien Somers St Senans 9 George Durrant Dingle 10 Mark Reen Rathmore 11 Thomas Hickey Desmonds 12 Gary O’Leary Kilcummin 13 Gavin O’ Grady Glenbeigh/Glencar 14 Shaun Keane Legion 15 Eanna O’Connor St Michaels Foilmore
Substitutes: 16 Damien Horgan St.Marys Caherciveen 17 Barry Dwyer Waterville  18 Andrew Thompson Kerins O’Rahillys 19 Tadhg Morley Templenoe 20 Chris O’ Leary Kilcummin 21 Padráig Boyle Ballyduff 22 Tom Moriarty  Legion 23 Conor Cox Listowel Emmets 24 Daniel Daly St.Marys Caherciveen

Bainisteoir : Pat O’Driscoll Ardfert.

Roghnóirí: John Shanahan, Willie Maher, Padraig Corkery and Michael Moynihan

LIMERICK: J Greaney (St Kierans); S Reynolds (Adare), S O’Connor (Fr Caseys), B McCarthy (St Kierans); M O’Leary (Newcastlewest), J O’Meara (Ballysteen), B O’Doherty (Newcastlewest); I Corbett (Newcastlewest), P Scanlon (Glin); B Noonan (Drom/Broadford), M Brosnahan (Drom/Broadford), P O’Donnell (Galbally); J Lee (Newcastlewest), D Treacy (St Kierans), D Frewen (Ballylanders)

ESB MUNSTER GAA MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2010

QUARTER FINALS

CORK 1-9 CLARE 0-9

At Cusack Park, Ennis

Cork scorers

B.Hurley 1-5 D.MacEoin 0-4

Clare scorers

A.Malone 0-3: N. Hickey 0-3: P. Collins 0-2: T. Kelly 0-1

LIMERICK 3-10 WATERFORD 2-4

At Kilmallock

Limerick scorers

P. O’Donnell 1-2: P. Scanlon 0-5: D. Frewen 1-1: B. Noonan 1-0: S. Reynolds 0-1: J. Lee 0-1

Waterford scorers

P. White 2-1: E. Walsh 0-1: E. Power 0-1: C. O’Shea 0-1

KERRY 1-12 TIPPERARY 2-7

At Austin Stack Park, Tralee

Kerry scorers

M. Reen 1-2: G. O’Grady 0-4: E. O’Connor 0-3: B. Dwyer 0-2: T. Hickey 0-1

Tipperary scorers

L. Boland 1-3: S. Leahy 1-1: B. Hewitt 0-3

Semi Final Play Off (1)

Clare 4-10 Waterford 1-6

at Cusack Park, Ennis

Clare scorers

A.Malone 3-1: N. Hickey 1-2: T. Kelly 0-3: P. Collins 0-3: D. Malone 0-1

Waterford scorers

Eamonn Power 0-3: Emmet Power 1-0: P. Whyte 0-2: R. Sheehan 0-1

Semi Final Play Off (2)

Tipperary 1-8 Clare 1-3

At Semple Stadium, Thurles

Tipperary scorers

L. Tracey 1-0: B. Hewitt 0-3: D. Leahy 0-2: B. Maher 0-1: L. Boland 0-1: B. Harkin 0-1

Clare scorers

A.Malone 1-3:

Top Scorers to date

A.Malone (Clare) 4-7

P. White (Waterford) 2-3

B. Hurley (Cork) 1-5

N. Nickey (Clare) 1-5

L. Boland (Tipperary) 1-4

B. Hewitt (Tipperary) 0-6

P. O’Donnell (Limerick) 1-2

M. Reen (Kerry) 1-2

P. Scanlon (Limerick) 0-5