Munster U21 Football Q-F – Tipperary 1-17 Waterford 0-9

Quinlivan on song to book semi-final date with Banner

Tipperary 1-17 Waterford 0-9

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

DAVID Power’s Tipperary eased past Waterford in this Cadbury Munster U-21 FC quarter-final. The Premier county had 11 points to spare against the Deise, who had little or no work done before the game, according to sources. Tipp’s reward is a semi-final showdown with Clare back here on March 27. The hosts were made to work for their win last night by dogged Waterford before Philip Quirke came off the bench in the second half to kick four classy points. Tipp led by 1-8 to 0-5 at half-time in front of 402 spectators. Tipp full-forward Michael Quinlivan registered 1-5 in the first half, including a goal in the 15th minute.

Bill Maher supplied the pass for Quinlivan’s goal and the Clonmel Commercials player hammered a rising drive into the roof of the net. Maher was also on target with a first-half point while Steven O’Brien and Liam McGrath also raised white flags. Paul Whyte was Waterford’s sole scorer in the first half and the Kilrossanty clubman, a senior player for the Deise, bagged his side’s only point from play before half-time. Waterford trailed by six at the break but a brace of points from Gavin Nugent brought the visitors to within four points. But Waterford managed just one more point and Tipp’s progress was secured.

Scorers – Tipperary: M Quinlivan 1-5 (0-2f), L McGrath (2f), P Quirke 0-4 each, S O’Brien, B Maher, J Lonergan, M O’Sullivan 0-1 each. Waterford: P Whyte 0-7 (6f), G Nugent 0-2.

TIPPERARY – E Comerford; D Kearney, N O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan; P O’Meara, S Kennedy, J O’Callaghan; S O’Brien, D Fitzell; B Maher, D Leahy, S Leahy; L McGrath, M Quinlivan, B Hewitt.

Subs: M O’Sullivan for O’Callaghan (37), P Quirke for Hewitt (46), N O’Meara for P O’Meara (51), J Lonergan for Maher (54), P Dalton for Fitzell (59).

WATERFORD – S Barron; L O’Corraoin, D Foley, C Sheridan; R Dunford, R Sheehan, D Hallahan; K Phelan, R O Ceallaigh; G Nugent, D Breathnach, K Sheehan; M Kiely, P Whyte, K Power.

Subs: C Kindregan for Kiely (42), C Burke for O Corraoin (60), P Connors for Dunford (60), L O’Farrell for Sheehan (60).

Ref – J Bermingham (Cork)

Team News

The Tipperary under 21 football team to play Waterford in the Munster championship quarter final on Wednesday evening at Semple Stadium is –

1. Evan Comerford (Clonmel Commercials)

2. Darragh Kearney (Clonmel Commercials)

3. Niall O’Sullivan (Moycarkey/Borris)

4. Conor O’Sullivan (Galtee Rovers)

5. Padraic O’Meara (Shannon Rovers)

6. Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials) CAPTAIN

7. John O’Callaghan (Ballyporeen)

8. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)

9. Dylan Fitzell (Cashel King Cormacs)

10. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

11. Donagh Leahy (Arravale Rovers)

12. Shane Leahy (Arravale Rovers)

13. Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

14. Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials)

15. Billy Hewitt (Ardfinnan)


Waterford U21 Team to play Tipperary

1. Sean Barron Ardmore

2. Lorcán Ó Corraoin An Rinn

3. Darren Foley Clashmore/Kinsalebeg

4. Conor Sheridan Dungarvan

5. Ross Dunford Ballinacourty

6. Ronan Sheehan Ballinacourty

7. David Hallahan Kilmacthomas

8. Kevin Phelan Ballinameela

9. Ray Ó Ceallaigh An Rinn

10. Gavin Nugent Rathgormack

11. Donie Breathnach An Rinn

12. Kevin Sheehan Sliabh gCua

13. Michael Kiely Sliabh gCua

14. Paul Whyte Kilrossanty

15. Shane Ryan Nire

For the Record

Tipperary Waterford
2013 Team Management Manager – David Power, Selectors – Gerry McGill and Pat Moroney,
Strength and Conditioning Coach – Richard Kennedy.
Manager – Niall Cronin (Kilmacthomas) 

Selectors – Eddie O’Halloran (Ballinacourty), Morrie Ferncombe (Colligan), Tom Cunningham (Stradbally)

2013 Captain Seamus Kennedy
(Clonmel Commercials)
Ross Dunford
2012 Championship Performance Lost to Kerry by 0-11 to 0-5 in the Munster Quarter-Final. Lost to Kerry by 4-26 to 1-3 in the Munster Semi-Final
Number of Munster Under 21 Football titles 1 1
Last Munster Under 21 Football Title 2010 2003
Munster Under 21 Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 20
Won – 8
Lost – 12
Drawn – 0
Played – 20
Won – 6
Lost – 12
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Football Championship 2011 Munster Quarter-Final at Fraher Field Dungarvan on March 9th – Tipperary 1-14 Waterford 1-4 – Conor Sweeney scored a goal and six points to help Tipperary to a ten point victory
What happened 3 years ago? 

2010 Munster Minor Football Championship Round-up

Lost to Kerry in the first round before defeating Clare by 1-8 to 1-3 in the losers group final. Lost to Cork by 2-12 to 2-9 in the Munster Semi-Final. Lost to Limerick by 3-10 to 2-4 in the first round before losing to Clare by 4-10 to 1-6 in the losers group.

2012 Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football Championship Fixtures / Results

Quarter Finals

Wednesday March 13rd

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

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


Wednesday March 27th

@ Limerick or Kerry venue                Limerick v Cork or Kerry                                @ 7:30pm

@ Tipperary or Clare venue               Clare v Tipperary or Waterford                      @ 7:30pm


Wednesday April 10th


Munster Under 21 Football Championship Roll of Honour

Kerry (25) – 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2008

Cork (23) – 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012

Limerick (1) – 2000

Waterford (1) – 2003

Tipperary (1) – 2010

Munster Under 21 Football Championship – Useful Information

  • Attendances for the Munster Under 21 Football Championship have grown by 150% in the period 2007 through to 2012.
  • All matches in this competition are being played under lights on Wednesday nights for the third consecutive year.
  • For the record Cork and Kerry have both appeared in 37 finals (Kerry’s total includes 2 replays); Tipperary and Clare in 10 finals; Waterford in 8 finals and Limerick in 4 finals
  • Kerry have won 2 of the last 13 Munster Under 21 Football Championships, winning 15 of their 28 matches in that period.
  • Though Limerick, Waterford and Tipperary have won this competition in this millennium, the combined record of the so called four weaker counties since 2000 is played 78, won 28, lost 49 and drawn 3 – a winning percentage of 36%.
  • Kerry and Cork have dominated this competition and only once in the history of the championship were one or both counties not involved in the final. That was in 2000 when Limerick played Waterford in the Final in Dungarvan with Limerick lifting the crown for the first and only time on a 0-7 to 0-4 scoreline.
  • Waterford lifted the title for the only time in 2003 when they overcame Cork in the semi-final and Kerry in the final on a 2-8 to 1-9 scoreline.   The victorious Waterford team was – David Hickey, Michael Crotty, Ger Hayes, John O’Reilly, Niall Hennessy (Captain), Edmond Rockett, John Hurney, Sean Dempsey, Michael Walsh, Liam Ó Lonáin, Mark Power, Tony Whelan, Bob Costello, Shane Walsh, Billy Harty

Munster Under 21 Football Cup

Corn na Cásca presented by the Football Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.

All Ireland Under 21 Football Championship

In Under 21 Football All Ireland Roll of Honour Cork have won 11 Titles and Kerry have 10 Titles to their credit. Cork were All Ireland Under 21 Champions in 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2007, 2009. Kerry titles were won in 1964, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2008

Cadbury Hero of the Future Awards

Former Cadbury Hero of the Future Award Winners:

  • 2006: Keith Higgins from Mayo
  • 2007: Fintan Goold from Cork
  • 2008: Killian Young from Kerry
  • 2009: Colm O’Neill from Cork
  • 2010: Rory O’Carroll from Dublin
  • 2011: Thomas Flynn from Galway
  • 2012: Ciaran Kilkenny from Dublin