Munster Club IFC Final – Milltown-Castlemaine 1-14 Mullinahone 0-6


Munster Intermediate Football Final

Milltown/Castlemaine (Kerry) 1-14 Mullinahone (Tipperary) 0-6

By Murt Murphy for

Kerry champions Milltown/Castlemaine made it a clean sweep of Munster Club titles for the Kingdom in football when they put Mullinahone to the sword after a tardy start at Mallow on Sunday afternoon. This is a magnificent achievement by Kerry clubs to have won all three majors in Munster with Dr Crokes and Dromid Pearses already champions at Senior and Junior levels and if you consider that Brosna won the Munster Junior B today, it just proves how healthy Kerry club football is and maybe we are getting our competitions right because our clubs over the past seven or eight years have been winning Munster and All-Ireland titles and when speaking to winning managers, they always say that getting out of Kerry is toughest part of the journey to Munster and ultimately All-Ireland glory.

Mullinahone more than matched the favourites in the opening quarter and took the game to them. In fact they had superior pace around the middle of the field especially young Eoin Fennelly as the Kerry side appeared a bit nervous as both sides were level at the end of the opening quarter, on 0-2 apiece. Ian Twiss converted two frees for Milltown/Castlemaine while Adrian Doheny did likewise at the other end. However that was as good as it got for Mullinahone as Milltown’s half forward line of Jerome Flynn, Shane Murphy and Gavin Wrenn opened up in the 2nd quarter, kicking some wonderful long range points while veteran Ian Twiss was also on song kicking two points from play, which saw the Kerry champions lead 0-10 to 0-2 at the interval.

Whatever slim chance Mullinahone had of making a recovery were dashed by the impressive Jerome Flynn when he won a breaking goalmouth ball to slot the ball into the net early in the second half and it was now mission impossible for the Tipperary champions. Entering the final quarter, Milltown/Castlemaine led by 1-11 to 0-4 and the loser’s first point was kicked from play by Niall Curran. In fairness to Mullinahone they never gave up the ghost against far superior opposition but they had three men dismissed late on that made little difference though. . Derek Twiss came off the bench to kick three pointed free for a convincing victory for new Munster Intermediate champions.

Players like Damien Murphy, Joe Daly, Mike Burke, Colm Kerins and Ian Twiss are legends in their parish and lets hope they can now go all the way after Christmas but first there is the small matter of being kings of their own patch so its back to Mid Kerry action on this coming weekend with Glenbeigh/Glencar waiting in the long grass!!!


J Daly J Blennerhassett D Murphy, Kevin McKenna P O’Carroll M Mangan J O’Connor M Burke B Delaney J Flynn 1-2 S Murphy 0-1 G Wrenn 0-3 C Moriarty C Kerins I Twiss 0-5 (2f) Subs D Kelliher for M Mangan P Wrenn for P O’Carroll D Twiss 0-3f for G Wrenn N Wrenn for J O’Connor J Hayes for S Murphy.


M Lonergan K Vaughan M Costello Br Tracey K Walzer N Curran 0-1 J Connolly, A Curran E Fennelly E O’Meara E Kelly S Curran P Kelly 0-3f A J Curran A Doheny 0-2f

Subs N Cronin for E O’Meara P O’Shea for E Fennelly G Cronin for A Doheny.

Referee: Maurice Condon (Waterford)

For the Record

Milltown-Castlemaine (Kerry) Mullinahone (Tipperary)
Number of Munster Club Intermediate Football titles
(by County)
5 0
Last Munster Intermediate Football Title (by County) 2010
(Gneeveguilla (Kerry) 1-11
St. Breckans (Clare) 0-7)
Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 19
Won – 15
Lost –  3
Drawn – 1
Played – 12
Won – 4
Lost –  8
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship involving participating county representatives November 15th 2009 at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney
(Munster Club Semi-Final)
Spa (Kerry) 2-15 Carrick Swan (Tipperary) 1-6


Munster GAA FOOTBALL Club Intermediate Championship 2011

Sunday November 13th

@ Clonmel Sportsfield                    Mullinahone (Tipperary) 1-9 Mountcollins (Limerick) 0-9
@ Páirc de Búrca Milltown Milltown / Castlemaine (Kerry) 2-5 Clondegad (Clare) 0-10

Semi-Finals (Extra time)
Sunday November 20th (Replay date – Saturday November 26th)


@ Fraher Field Dungarvan            Mullinahone (Tipperary) 0-14 Dungarvan (Waterford) 1-3

@ Mallow Milltown / Castlemaine (Kerry) 1-9 Newmarket (Cork) 1-6

Final (Extra time)

Sunday December 11th (Replay date – Saturday December 17th)

@ Mallow Milltown / Castlemaine (Kerry) v Mullinahone (Tipperary) 1:30pm

Odds and Ends

Since the competition began in 2003, Kerry clubs have won 5 of the 8 Munster titles on offer, including the last 4 in a row. Cork clubs have won the other 3 Munster titles.

Since 2003, the average winning margin of victory in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Final has been 7.6 points. The winning club has averaged 15.5 aggregate points while the losing club has averaged 7.6 aggregate points.

In the last 4 finals, the losing team has failed to register a goal. On only 2 occasions to date, the winning team in the Munster Club Intermediate Football Final has won without registering a green flag.

Mullinahone’s two victories in this year’s competition has equaled the total number of wins by Tipperary’s Intermediate Football Champions in the previous 8 years of this competition.

Kerry’s Club Intermediate Football champions have won their last 14 matches in this competition.

In four of the last five Munster Intermediate Football Finals, the losing club has scored an aggregate of 7 points.

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (5) – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Cork (3) – 2003, 2004, 2005

All Ireland GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship

In the Club Intermediate Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork and Kerry have secured 2 titles each courtesy of Ilen Rovers (Cork – 2003/2004), Carbery Rangers (Cork – 2004/2005), Ardfert (Kerry – 2006/2007) and St. Michael’s Foilmore (Kerry – 2008/2009).

Munster GAA Club FOOTBALL Intermediate Championship
List of Winning Teams

2003 – Ilen Rovers (Cork) 2-19 St. Senans (Limerick) 0-7

ILEN ROVERS, CORK: Gary Coakley; Dónal Murphy, David Coughlan, Finbarr O’Donovan; John Sheehy, Diarmuid Duggan, John Wycherley; Alex Whooley, Fachtna Collins; Flor O’Driscoll, Donie Duggan, Ed. Sheehy; Kieran Daly, Kevin O’Sullivan, Davin Whooley

Subs: Shane Holland, Brian O’Sullivan, Brendan Duggan, Ciarán O’Driscoll


2004 – Carbery Rangers (Cork) 0-14 Gaultier (Waterford) 1-5

CARBERY RANGERS, CORK: Kevin Santry; Stephen Murray, Anthony Roche, Eugene Murphy; Gearoid Ryan, Sean Hayes, Johnny Murphy (Captain); Michael O’Sullivan, Brian McCarthy; John Hayes, Niall Hayes, Maurice Moloney; Declan Hayes, Seamus Hayes, Maurice Moore.

Sub: Mark Ronan for John Hayes.


2005 – Carbery Rangers (Cork) 1-10 Pallasgreen (Limerick) 1-7

CARBERY RANGERS, CORK: Kevin Santry; Alan Ronan, Sean Hayes, Jeremy Murphy; Eugene Murphy, Gearoid Ryan, Johnny Murphy; Mícheál O’Sullivan, Kevin McMahon; Mark Ronan, Declan Hayes, Niall Hayes; Maurice Moloney, John Hayes, Maurice Moore.

Subs: Stephen Murray for Alan Ronan, James Kingston for Niall Hayes


2006 – Ardfert (Kerry) 1-6 Corofin (Clare) 1-4

ARDFERT (KERRY): Dermot Dineen; Brendan Flaherty, Conor Flaherty, Mike Moloney; Sean Flaherty, Eamonn Corridan, Brian Moloney; Jonathon Best (Captain), Martin Ferris; John Egan, Eamonn Ferris, John Dowling; Shane Griffin, Stephen “Santy” Wallace, Francis Wallace

Sub: Damien Wallace for Francis Wallace


2007 – Annascaul (Kerry) 0-13 Mallow (Cork) 0-7

ANNASCAUL (KERRY): Gearoid O’Shea; Niall McKenna, Adrian O’Donnell, Colm Barry; Kieran O’Driscoll, Tommy Farrell (Captain), James Farrell; Niall Sheehy, Emmet Kennedy; Brendan O’Driscoll, Gene Farrell, Jamie O’Driscoll; Shane Foley, Gene “Bingo” O Driscoll, Johnny O’Driscoll.

Subs: Eamon Hickson for Brendan O’Driscoll; Thomas O’Shea for McKenna; Keith Moynihan for Gene “Bingo” O’Driscoll


2008 – St. Michaels Foilmore (Kerry) 2-13 Kilmihill (Clare) 0-7

ST. MICHAELS FOILMORE (KERRY): Michael Galvin; Ciarán Granfield, Roger Harty, Adrian O’Connell; D. J. Moran, Brian Galvin, Kieran Granfield (Capt); Seán O’Connor, Mark O’Sullivan; Bernard Kelly, David King, Seán Fogarty; Ronan O’Connor, Cian O’Connor, James O’Shea

Subs: Pádraig King for M. O’Sullivan (39); Chris O’Sullivan for B. Galvin (48); Brendan Galvin for M. Galvin (54); Pa Golden for D.J. Moran (55) Joseph Harty for C. O’Connor (60)


2009 – Spa (Kerry) 2-11 Cratloe (Clare) 0-10

SPA (KERRY): James Devane; Brian Gleeson, Aidan Cahill, Fergus Clifford; Brian Russell, Hugh O’Donoghue, Eoin Cronin; Andrew Garnett, Kevin Healy; Conor Gleeson, Pa Murphy, Niall O’Mahony (Captain); Cian Tobin, Michael O’Donoghue, Tomas Lynch

Subs: Shane Lynch, Cormac Cronin, Adam O’Reilly, Paul Russell


2010 – Gneeveguilla (Kerry) 1-11 St. Breckans (Clare) 0-7

GNEEVEGUILLA (KERRY): Patrick O’Riordan, Brendan Sheahan, Eoghan Lawlor, Michael B Murphy, John Sheahan, Padraig O’Connor, Danny O’Connor, John Paul Brosnan, Don Murphy, Michael Murphy, Fergus McAuliffe, DJ O’Connor, Barry O’Leary, Liam Murphy, Donie O’Connor

Subs – Gerard Moynihan for McAuliffe [57 Mins], PJ Murphy for Donie O’Connor [58 Mins], Mark Sheahan for Michael Murphy [58 Mins], Donal Murphy for DJ O’Connor [59 Mins], Timmy O’Leary for Danny O’Connor [61 Mins]