AIB Munster GAA Hurling Junior Club Championship Semi-Final – Kildorrery (Cork) 4-19 Butlerstown (Waterford) 0-11

Kildorrery run riot in second-half

By John Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Kildorrery 4-19 Butlerstown 0-11

Kildorrery cruised into their first Munster Club JHC final with this facile 20-point victory over Butlerstown at Carriganore yesterday. It may come as a surprise to those who did not make it to the game based on the final score, but the Waterford men put it up to Kildorrery in the first-half. Indeed the winners had to wait until the 24th minute to register their first score from play. Their confident, free flowing and highly impressive hurling, however, was already threatening to engulf the opposition and once they clicked fully into gear on the turnover they transformed this semi-final into a rout. Early on they were totally reliant on the free-taking accuracy of Peter O’Brien for scores and despite carrying a leg injury into the game he would emerge as Butlerstown’s tormentor-in-chief. He ended with a personal tally of 2-9 before being judiciously substituted six minutes from time.

Butlerstown enjoyed a decent share of the territorial spoils in the opening half, but with the exception of Jim Power and an industrious Richie Barron they carried little serious threat to a defensive formation that was superbly well marshalled by Michael Walsh in the pivotal role with confident colleagues all round him. It was on the turnover, however, that Kildorrery most impressively turned on the style and, with Eamonn O’Connor and the flying Dave Kelly lending O’Brien every support, they wasted no time copper-fastening their place in that provincial decider. Their second goal in the 39th minute was an O’Connor gem, and after O’Brien had rattled in his side’s third in the 42nd minute the rout was well and truly completed when Finbar Stapleton crashed their fourth three minutes from time. Butlerstown’s day of disappointment was compounded all the more when they had two players, defender Conor Power and centre forward Brian Power dismissed in the closing stages on second yellow cards.

Scorers for Kildorrery: P O’Brien 2-9 (1-7fs, 1 65), D Kelly 0-5 (1f), E O’Connor 1-1, F Stapleton 1-0, W Fouhy 0-3, S Kelly 0-1.

Scorers for Butlerstown: Jim Power 0-8 (4fs), R Barron, John Power, T Costello 0-1 each.

KILDORRERY: J McEniry; N Kelly, S Fitzgerald, J Howard; L Kelly, M Walsh, R McEniry; J McCarthy, C O’Baoill; F Stapleton, E O’Connor, S Kelly; D Kelly, P O’Brien, W Fouhy.

Subs: L O’Keeffe for O’Brien (54), J Walsh for Howard (55), B Young for N Kelly (57), L McGovern for Stapleton (58).

BUTLERSTOWN: E Power; C Power, S Nolan, D Power; D Grace, H Kavanagh, P Power; C Breheny, J Francis; Jim Power, B Power, T Costello; R Barron, P Matthews, John Power.

Subs: P Lavery for Nolan (29), S Matthews for P Power (41), J Cantwell for Francis (45).

Referee: John O’Brien (Tipperary)

 

Next Round – the winners play St. Kieran’s (Limerick) in the Munster Final on Sunday December 9th in Mallow.

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at pro.munster@gaa.ie for more information

For the Record

Butlerstown (Waterford) Kildorrery (Cork)
Number of Munster Club Junior Hurling titles
(by County)
0 6
Last Munster Club
Junior Hurling Title
(by County)
N/A 2011
Charleville (Cork) 3-15 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8
Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship Record since 2000 for each county’s representative Played – 11
Won – 2
Lost – 9
Drawn – 0
Played – 23
Won – 20
Lost –  3
Drawn – 0
Last meeting in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship involving participating county representatives November 16th 2008 (Munster Club Quarter-Final) at Coachford
Dripsey (Cork) 3-17 Modeligo (Waterford) 0-12 – Diarmuid O’Riordan scored 2-6 to help Dripsey to a comfortable 14 point victory over Mondeligo.

Munster GAA HURLING Club Junior Championship 2012

Quarter-Final

Saturday November 10th

@ Feenagh                            St. Kierans (Limerick) 0-14 Kilsheelan-Kilcash (Tipperary) 1-2

Semi-Finals
Sunday November 18th (Replay date – Saturday November 24th)

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney Kenmare Shamrocks (Kerry) v St. Kierans (Limerick) 2:00pm

@ WIT GAA Grounds                       Butlerstown (Waterford) v Kildorrey (Cork) 2:00pm

Final

Sunday December 9th (Replay date – Saturday December 15th)

@ Mallow

Odds and Ends

Cork clubs have won at least 1 match in each of the years of the competition since beginning in 2003 and have won 9 of their last 10 matches over the last four seasons.

Waterford clubs have lost their last 5 matches in this competition dating back to 2007.

The Limerick representatives in the Munster Junior Hurling Championship have won at least 1 match in each of the last 4 seasons.

Kerry clubs have lost their last 3 matches in this competition dating back to 2009.

Clare have not entered a team in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship for the last 5 seasons but are destined to a return for the 2013 season.

Since 2003, the average winning margin of victory in the Munster Club Junior Hurling Final has been 10.7 points. The winning club has averaged 20.6 aggregate points while the losing club has averaged 9.9 aggregate points.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship Roll Of Honour

Cork (6) – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011

Clare (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2007

Limerick (1) – 2009

All Ireland GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship

In the Club Junior Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts with 4 titles while Limerick have 1 title courtesy of Blackrock in 2009/2010.

Munster GAA Club HURLING Junior Championship – List of Winning Teams

2003 – Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) 3-10 Dromina (Cork) 1-10

NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, CLARE: Kieran Devitt, Damien Mulcahy, Anthony Kilmartin, John McInerney, Jimmy Clancy, Dara Naughton , Robert Mullins, Rory Murphy (Captain), Marty Meehan, Shane Liddy, James McInerney, Robert Shanahan, Shane O’Leary, Cathal Kilmartin, Bernard Gaffney
Subs : – Keith Begley for Shane Liddy, Bruce Orpen for Robert Mullins

2004 – Ballygarvan (Cork) 0-16 Tramore (Waterford) 1-5
BALLYGARVAN, CORK: Joe Kennefick; Dona Sweeney, Joe Spillane, Daniel Browne; Ger Spillane, Cian O’Conchur, Alan Butler; Finbarr Barry, Stephen White; Ken Ashman, Shane O’Leary, Gary White; Morgan Sheehy, Michael Dowd, Liam Dillon
Subs: Robert Bouse for G. Spillane (injured); Brian Daly for Dowd (injured)

2005 – Fr. O’Neills (Cork) 1-12 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 0-7
FR. O’NEILLS, CORK: David Dorgan, Brian O’Driscoll, Dick O’Neill, John O’Mahony, Ray O’Neill, Brian O’Callaghan, Billy Murphy, Jerh Holland (Captain), Ger O’Leary, Colin Buckley, Eoin Conway, Edmund Holland, Podge Butler, John Flavin, Kieran Wall
Subs used: Eoghan McCarthy for Colin Buckley. Unused Subs: Paul Colbert, Quintin Higgins, Eoin Griffin, David Colbert, Mike O’Brien, Rob Murphy, Shane Harrington, James O’Donoghue, James Walsh, Luke Swayne, Ger Hennessy, Shane Donnelly.

2006 – Kilworth (Cork) 4-16 Knockshegowna (Tipperary) 1-7
KILWORTH (CORK): Kieran Walsh (Captain); Alan Kenny, John Hegarty, Damien McNamara; Maurice McNamara, Will Twomey, Mark O’Connor; Dion Cahill, Elton Pierce; Thomas Twomey, Brian Tobin, Joe Cahill; Paudie Lynch, Adrian Mannix, Damien O’Donoghue.
Subs: Declan Tobin for John Hegarty (injured), Aidan Kenny for Thomas Twomey, James Moakley for Brian Tobin, Ned O’Brien for Adrian Mannix, Noel Gowen for Dion Cahill

2007 – Moyle Rovers (Tipperary) 3-10 Barryroe (Cork) 0-9
MOYLE ROVERS (TIPPERARY): Ian Browne; Michael Mulcahy, Noel Wall (Captain), Padraig Kelly; Seán Keating, Daniel Lyne, Ronan Desmond; Martin Dunne, Peter Acheson; Barry Whelan, Eddie Whelan, Sean Carey; Brian Mulvihill, Paul Johnson, Declan Browne
Subs: James Williams for Johnson, John Shanahan for Mulvihill, Kevin Condon for Carey, David Lorigan for Barry Whelan, Denis McGrath for Eddie Whelan

2008 – Dripsey (Cork) 2-11 Kilgarvan (Kerry) 1-3
DRIPSEY (CORK): Aidan Buckley; Barry Kelleher, John O’Mahony, Liam Buckley; John Carey, John O’Riordan, Pat O’Riordan; David Foley, Conor Hayes; Gary Murphy, Diarmuid O’Riordan (Captain), Mark O’Sullivan; David O’Sullivan, John Hogan, David Buckley.
Subs: Ger Manley for Hogan (44th); Thomas Ryan for Buckley (45th)

2009 – Blackrock (Limerick) 1-12 Fermoy (Cork) 0-14
BLACKROCK (LIMERICK): Pat Heffernan; Nigel Hosford, TG Ryan, Tommy Clifford; Ritchie Murphy, Dave Moloney, Niall Moloney; Brian Moloney, Pa McGrath; Kevin Palmer, Ritchie McCarthy, Simon Hennessy; Ruairi O’Shaughnessy, Brendan Hennessy (Captain), Aidan Murphy.
Subs: Barry O’Shaughnessy for Palmer (38), Declan Danaher for Hennessy (48), Ken Douglas for McGrath (54)

2010 – Meelin (Cork) 5-18 St. Patricks (Tipperary) 0-9
MEELIN (CORK): Stephen M. O’Sullivan;  Mike Forrest, Denis O’Riordan, Diarmuid Lenihan;  William Buckley, Kevin Collins, Jerry Forrest (Captain); Liam Collins, William Murphy;  John Forrest, Shane O’Riordan, Brendan O’Sullivan; Eamonn Brosnan, Jeremy Curtin, D.J. O’Sullivan
Subs:  Conor Murphy for B. O’Sullivan (46);  T.J. Brosnan for D. O’Riordan (49); Ben Collins for J. Curtin (50);  Joseph O’Doherty for W. Buckley (50); Liam O’Sullivan  for S. M. O’Sullivan (55)

2011 – Charleville (Cork) 3-15 Cappamore (Limerick) 2-8
CHARLEVILLE: Cyrian Curtin; Micheal O’Flynn, Conor Fitzgerald, Alan Dennehy; Barry McCarthy, Colm O’Flynn, Brendan Dennehy; James Casey, Daniel O’Flynn (Captain); Derry Murphy, Gavin Kelleher. Alan O’Connor; Andrew Cagney, Mervyn Gammell, James O’Brien
Subs: Mark Kavanagh for Kelleher (41), P.J. O’Halloran for Gammell (58), Denis O’Sullivan for M. O’Flynn (58), Fergus O’Callaghan for Cagney (58), James Foley for D. O’Flynn (58)