Munster MFC – Tipperary 0-10 Limerick 0-10

Tipperary and Limerick finished level on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-10 in Round 3 of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 on Wednesday April 24th at Sean Treacy Park Tipperary Town.


Draw enough for Tipp as minor footballers qualify for phase one final

Report By Conor Kane for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Tipperary 0-10 – 0-10 Limerick

Tipperary’s minor footballers did enough on home turf to qualify for the phase one final of the Munster championship: but only just.

Going into this encounter a draw looked like it would be enough for the Premier lads to face Clare in a fortnight for the right to play Cork and Kerry, after they beat a Waterford team that Limerick could only level with last week, and that’s what they got in a tense affair that proved entertaining for the vocal crowd at Sean Treacy Park.

When they went three ahead after 40 minutes thanks to a couple of frees from captain Kyle Shelly and an impressive effort by sub Liam McCormack, Tipp looked to be cruising but they then found themselves pinned into their own half for the subsequent 10 minutes as Limerick threw everything forward in a desperate bid to gain the win they needed.

Three converted frees, one by Eliah Riordan and the others by Shane O’Donoghue, tied up the scoring and even after Tipperary went in front yet again through a well-taken Shelly free, Limerick refused to die and a pointed free in the fourth minute of injury-time by Riordan made it a draw.

Had they lost this game, Tipp would have bitterly rued some spurned goal chances, although Limerick goalkeeper Dylan O’Sullivan did well to prevent them all.

Two came either side of the first half, when Paddy Creedon and Kyle Shelly looked like raising green flags, and the other when Shelly took a pass from Emmet Butler late on after a fine run but the chance was cleared off the line.

Tipperary were slightly brighter in that first half although after an excellent point by Rory Collins in the fifth minute they endured 16 barren minutes before scoring again and then finished the half stronger, albeit the scores were tied at 0-5 apiece.

“Every time we play Limerick we know we’re going to get a hugely intense game,” a relieved Tipp manager Matt O’Doherty said afterwards. “Hopefully a tough game like this will stand to us going forward, but we have a massive task ahead of us against Clare. They’re up there with Cork and Kerry.”

Scorers for Tipperary – K Shelly 0-7 (6f), R Collins 0-1, P Creedon 0-1, L McCormack 0-1;

Scorers for Limerick – S O’Donoghue 0-6 (5f), E Riordan 0-2 (2f), C Galvin 0-1, D Geraghty 0-1.

Tipperary: J Griffin, C McDonagh, T Condon, E Butler, J Armstrong, D Hickey, C Shanahan, P Creedon, T Tobin, L Seacy, K Shelly, B Comerford, R Collins, J Mullen, E McCarthy
Subs: C Cadell for J Mullen (HT), L McCormack for P Creedon (37m), L King for R Collins (53m), D King for T Tobin (57m), D McCahey for L Seacy (60m).

Limerick: D O’Sullivan, D Geraghty, P Dolphin, F Corcoran, C Twomey, D O’Keeffe, C Woulfe, E Riordan, M Southgate, C Hedderman, S O’Donoghue, R O’Connor, C Galvin, S Hanrahan, M Donnellan
Subs: P O’Dwyer for C Hedderman (40m), J Baynham for S Hanrahan (56m).

Ref: Chris Maguire (Clare).


Admission Details

Adults – €10
Students / OAP’s – €5
Under 16s – Free


Team News

Limerick team to play Tipperary

Dylan O’Sullivan (Kilteely-Dromkeen); Daniel Geraghty (St Kierans), Patrick Dolphin (Crecora), Frank Corcoran (Mungret St Pauls); Conor Twomey (Croom), Darragh O’Keeffe (Fedamore), Cormac Woulfe (St Senans); Eliah Riordan (Fr Caseys), Michael Southgate (Adare); Caillum Hedderman (Ballybricken-Bohermore), Shane O’Donoghue (Ballylanders), Ruadhán O’Connor (Newcastle West); Conor Galvin (Mungret St Pauls), Shane Hanrahan (Galbally), Mark Donnellan (Ahane)
Subs: Shane O’Connell (Fr Caseys), Rian McBrearty (Monaleen), Peter O’Dwyer (Galbally), Jamie Baynham (Monagea), Michael O’Mahoney (Adare), Mark Walsh (Galtee Gaels), Micheál Cuddihy (Kildimo-Pallaskenry), Tomás Sheahan (Ballysteen), Josh Dineen (Galbally).

Extended Panel: Eddie Murphy O’Connor (Ballysteen), Eoin McGrath (Galbally), Tom Marsden (Ahane), Sean Kilbridge (Fr.Caseys), Jack Corkery (Knockaderry), Jack Quinlivan (Fr.Caseys) Killian Bennett (Bruff), Conor Stack (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Rory O’Connor (St.Senans), James Killian (Mungret St Pauls).

The Tipperary team to play Limerick in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 3 tie in Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary Town this Wednesday evening, April 24th at 7pm has been announced by manager Matt O’Doherty. There are two changes to the side from that which started the last two rounds with Rory Collins (Moyle Rovers) and Jimmy Mullen (Drom & inch) both introduced into the attack.

The team lines out as follows –

1. James Griffin – Upperchurch-Drombane
2. Christy McDonagh – Cahir
3. Tadhg Condon – Clonmel Commercials
4. Emmet Butler – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
5. James Armstrong – Thurles Sarsfields
6. Donagh Hickey – Arravale Rovers
7. Conor Shanahan – Inane Rovers
8. Paddy Creedon (Vice-Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields
9. Tom Tobin – Rosegreen
10. Luke Seacy – Inane Rovers
11. Kyle Shelly (Capt.) – Moycarkey-Borris
12. Ben Comerford – Grangemockler-Ballyneale
13. Rory Collins – Moyle Rovers
14. Jimmy Mullen – Drom-Inch
15. Eoin McCarthy – Clonmel Commercials
16. Cian O’Mahony – Ardfinnan
17. Eoin Wyse – Cahir
18. Liam King – Ballinahinch
19. Darragh McCahey – Loughmore-Castleiney
20. Dara King – Ballina
21. Liam McCormack – Thurles Sarsfields
22. Conor Cadell – JK Brackens
23. Josh Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials
24. Peter McGarry – Moyle Rovers


Match Programme

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Munster MFC – Waterford 2-7 Clare 1-9

Waterford defeated Clare by 2-7 to 1-9 in Round 3 of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 on Wednesday April 24th at Fraher Field Dungarvan.


Waterford storm back to claim stirring victory

Report By Tomas McCarthy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Waterford 2-7 Clare 1-9

Waterford won their first Munster MFC game in five years as they stormed back from six points down to surprise Clare in Dungarvan tonight.

Midfielder DJ Melia netted two late goals to give Tom Guiry’s men a morale-boosting victory. The players celebrated the landmark result in the post-match huddle as family and friends joined them on the field.

It wasn’t enough to seal a place in the Phase 1 final, however, as Clare will meet Tipperary in a fortnight.

Tomás Meenahan bagged a first half goal and captain Shane Meehan scored three points as they led 1-7 to 0-4 after 48 minutes. Those two Melia majors and three Tom Dalton points from play turned the game on its head.

The game was overshadowed by a facial injury to Clare defender Matthew Reidy which led to an hour delay as an ambulance arrived in the centre of the field to bring the Shannon Gaels man to hospital. In first half injury time, two Clare players, Reidy and Meenahan, collided accidently with Waterford corner back Archie Walsh as they contested for a ball in front of the stand.

Reidy suffered a nasty facial gash and lost a tooth in the incident. He was assisted back to the Clare dugout by the medical staff.

The teams re-emerged for the second half but Reidy remained in the dugout and Limerick referee Jonathan Hayes informed both camps that an ambulance was called. The players soon returned to the dressing rooms. Reidy was able to walk into the ambulance when it parked outside the dugout.

Before a small crowd of 210, Meehan kicked the opener from a free before Sean Walsh levelled in the fifth minute. Clare then shot three wides in a row. Waterford also wasted three opportunities including two frees.

In the 20th minute, Liam Murphy hand passed across goal to Meenahan who palmed the ball into the net. Sub Tadgh Lillis, who replaced midfielder Cillian McGroary early on, added a point off the next attack (1-2 to 0-1). Tom O’Connell converted a free at the other end after 22 minutes.

Lillis landed the point of the game with the outside of his right. Waterford had a lucky escape as Liam Murphy saw a shot come back off the metalwork and Taidgh Murray saved the rebound from Meenahan. Aaron Ryan nailed a free for the hosts on 28 minutes. 1-3 to 0-3 at the break.

When the match resumed, after 60 minutes of inactivity, Eoin Rouine extended the Clare lead to four. Tom Dalton replied for Waterford. O’Connell was then denied by a diving save from Thomas Collins. The magical Meehan, with the yellow boots, added two frees to the Clare total before he struck the post on 40 minutes. A Jamie Stack 45 widened the gap to six.

Ryan and Dalton fired quickfire points for the home side. With seven minutes left, midfielder DJ Melia rifled a shot to the roof of the net (1-8 to 1-6). A thumping goal. Dalton then kicked his third from play. A late Liam Murphy point put Clare two up. In the last minute, Ryan was fouled by Lillis for a penalty and the Clare man got his marching orders. Melia duly slotted the spot kick. A shot in the arm for Waterford football.

Scorers for Waterford: DJ Melia 2-0, T Dalton 0-3, A Ryan 0-2 (1f), S Walsh, T O’Connell (1f) 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: T Meenahan 1-0, S Meehan 0-3 (3fs), T Lillis 0-2, J Stack (45), E Rouine, E Talty, L Murphy 0-1 each.

WATERFORD: T Murray (Dungarvan); B O’Brien (Stradbally), S Boyce (The Nire), K Taylor (St Saviours); M Dalton (Shamrocks), C Foley (Ballinacourty), A Walsh (Portlaw); S Walsh (The Nire), DJ Melia (Brickey Rangers); T Dalton (Shamrocks), C Scanlon (Kill), A Ryan (The Nire); M Mullaney (Stradbally), C Rooney (Portlaw), T O’ Connell (Brickey Rangers).
Subs: P Skehan (Stradbally) for S Walsh (46), C O Dalaigh (Ballyduff Lower) for O’Connell (46).

CLARE: T Collins (Lissycasey); F Kelliher (St. Josephs Doora/Barefield), M Garry (Cooraclare), C McMahon (Ennistymon); E Walshe (The Banner), F Guinnane (Kildysart), M Reidy (Shannon Gaels); E Rouine (Ennistymon), C McGroary (Corofin); S Casey (Clondegad), T Meenaghan (The Banner). K Crowley (Kilrush Shamrocks); L Murphy (Wolfe Tones), S Meehan (The Banner), E Talty (St Josephs Doora Barefield).
Subs: T Lillis (Doonbeg) for McGroary (5), S Browne (O’Currys) for Meenahan (35), C Hassett (Kildysart) for Reidy (35), J Stack (St Breckans) for Crowley (36), S McNamara (Michael Cusacks) for Casey (45), C Killeen (Doonbeg) for Meehan (49), M Comber (Kilmurry Ibrickane) for Walshe (54), D Whelan (Newmarket on Fergus) for Kelliher (54).

Referee: J Hayes (Limerick)


Fixture Details

Wednesday April 24th
Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 3
Waterford v Clare
Venue: Fraher Field Dungarvan @ 7pm
Referee: Jonathan Hayes (Limerick)


Team News

Munster GAA Tickets 2019 now on sale

Tickets for the Munster Senior Hurling and Football Championship games are now on public sale via tickets.ie and Centra / Supervalu outlets.

Due to the restricted capacity at Walsh Park Waterford, tickets for both Munster Hurling Championship games scheduled for the Waterford city venue will be made available via the participating counties and clubs only.

Also, Stand tickets for both Munster Senior Hurling Championship games scheduled for Cusack Park Ennis will be made available via the participating counties and clubs only.

Click here for more details


Munster GAA Hurling Activity Day – Croke Park

A number of Munster GAA clubs will take part in the Hurling Activity Day in Croke Park on Thursday April 18th.


Start Museum Visit Club Club Club Club
11.00am 12.30pm Lismore Ballybrown Nenagh Eire Óg Blackrock
12.00am 1.15pm De La Salle Bruff Bride Rovers Cappawhite
1.00pm 2.30pm Clonea Ballycastle Gaels Feoghanagh/Castlemahon St Marys
2.00pm 12.15am Corofin Ballygunner Fr O’Neills Killenaule
3.00pm 1.45pm Smith O’Briens Shanballymore Knockaderry Abbeydorney
4.00pm 2.30pm Whitegate Banteer Monagea St Olivers
5.00pm 3.30pm St Brendans Ardfert Laochra Óg Watergrasshill The Banner

Munster MFC – Clare 1-10 Tipperary 0-6

Clare defeated Tipperary by 1-10 to 0-6 in Round 2 of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 on Wednesday April 17th at Cusack Park Ennis.



Impressive Banner see off Premier in cagey affair

Report by Páraic McMahon for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Clare 1-10 – 0-6 Tipperary

It is expected that these sides will meet again before the championship is out should Tipperary overcome Limerick in their final round-robin meeting, so it comes as no great shock that this 60 minutes resembled a game of cat and mouse, with neither side keen to go at full tilt.

On the back of scoring 3-15 and 4-13, respectively, Clare and Tipperary were at least expected to keep the scoreboard ticking in this contest, but Seamus Mulvihill’s umpires had little stretching to do when it came to reaching for flags of either colour.

A brilliant Ben Comerford run set up Kyle Shelly for the first score of the evening, 20 minutes in. Shelly was fouled minutes later by Micheal Garry, with the resulting free calmly slotted over by Thurles Sarsfields’ Paddy Creedon. The subsequent restart was won by the Tipp attack, with the menacing Liam McCormack offloading to Creedon who doubled his tally.

Clare’s first score, an Eoin Talty goal, came courtesy of a misplaced Tipperary kickout, which ended up in the hands of danger man Shane Meehan, who ducked and dodged past oncoming defenders before offloading to Talty, who fired past James Griffin. White flags from Meehan and Conor Hassett would see Dermot Coughlan’s side surprisingly lead by two points at the break.

Having had to wait 20 minutes for a score in the first half, the 1,268 strong attendance had no such complaints in the second, as Creedon was on target 20 seconds into the restart. Clare improved as the game developed, dominating the second half and outscoring their opponents eight points to three. Captain Shane Meehan was the common denominator for the increase in Banner scores for the second half. As the mastermind behind several moves, he would finish the hour with five points to his name. Kyle Shelly fired over the final score from the Premier County on 55 minutes in what was a below-par outing from the visitors.

If this wasn’t an example of shadow boxing, Kerry will be licking their lips as their attempt to win seven provincial titles in succession will be much easier.

Meehan was the maestro for the winners and was ably assisted by Michael Garry, Brendan Rouine and Ciaran McMahon. For Tipperary, Christy McDonagh impressed, along with Paddy Creedon, Ben Comeford and the ever-troubling Kyle Shelly.

Both sides are back in action next week, with Clare already guaranteed a place in the phase-one final on May 7, but Tipp will have it all to do when they host Limerick.

Scorers for Clare: S Meehan (0-05 1f), E Talty (1-01), J Stack (0-02 2f), C Hassett (0-01), S Casey (0-01)
Scorers for Tipperary: P Creedon (0-03 1f), K Shelly (0-02 1f), C Shanahan (0-01).

CLARE: O O’Loughlin; T Lillis, M Garry, C McMahon; C McGroary, A Killeen, M Reidy; E Rouine, B Rouine; C Hassett, D Fahy, D Nagle; E Talty, S Meehan, J Stack.
Subs: E Walshe for Hassett (57), S Casey for Nagle (61)

TIPPERARY: J Griffin; T Condon, C McDonagh, E Butler; J Armstrong, D Hickey, C Shanahan; P Creedon, T Tobin; L Seacy, B Comerford, D King; L McCormack, K Shelly, E McCarthy.
Subs: L King for D King (37), M O’Connor for McCormack (37), C Cadell for McCarthy (46), L Kennedy for Seacy (51), D McCahey for McDonagh (57) (Inj)

Referee: S Mulvihill (Kerry)


Match Preview


Fixture Details

Wednesday April 17th
Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 2
Clare v Tipperary
Venue: Cusack Park Ennis @ 6:45pm
Referee: Seamus Mulvihill (Kerry)


Admission Details

Adults – €10
Students / OAP’s – €5
Under 16s – Free


Team News

The Tipperary team to play Clare in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 2 fixture in Cusack Park, Ennis this Wednesday evening, April 17th at 6:45pm has been announced by manager Matt O’Doherty and lines out as follows;

1. James Griffin – Upperchurch-Drombane
2. Christy McDonagh – Cahir
3. Tadhg Condon – Clonmel Commercials
4. Emmet Butler – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
5. James Armstrong – Thurles Sarsfields
6. Donagh Hickey – Arravale Rovers
7. Conor Shanahan – Inane Rovers
8. Paddy Creedon (Vice-Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields
9. Tom Tobin – Rosegreen
10. Luke Seacy – Inane Rovers
11. Ben Comerford – Grangemockler-Ballyneale
12. Dara King – Ballina
13. Liam McCormack – Durlas Óg
14. Kyle Shelly (Capt.) – Moycarkey-Borris
15. Eoin McCarthy – Clonmel Commercials

16. Cian O’Mahony – Ardfinnan
17. Darragh McCahey – Loughmore-Castleiney
18. Liam King – Ballinahinch
19. Edward Meagher – Loughmore-Castleiney,
20. James Corcoran – JK Brackens
21. Leon Kennedy – Grangemockler-Ballyneale
22. Jack Lillis – Drom-Inch,
23. Mark O’Connor – Clonmel Commercials
24. Conor Cadell – JK Brackens


Match Programme

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Munster MFC – Waterford 1-7 Limerick 0-10

Waterford drew with Limerick on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-10 in Round 2 of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 on Wednesday April 17th at Fraher Field Dungarvan.


Ryan to the rescue for Waterford

Report By Tomas McCarthy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Waterford 1-7 – 0-10 Limerick

Waterford and Limerick are still alive in the Munster MFC after last night’s error-ridden stalemate in Dungarvan. Déise full forward Aaron Ryan struck two late points to level matters for the fourth time in a game that featured 53 frees.

Shane O’Donoghue and Eliah Riordan put Limerick within touching distance of victory after trailing by five at one stage. The Shannonsiders shot 16 wides, however, as Waterford hung in. Ryan, who finished with 1-3, had a late appeal for a free waved away before Colin Foley fired wide.

In front of 305 fans, Waterford started positively into the breeze and Ryan kicked the opener from a free after just 39 seconds. Limerick shot three wides before Mark Donnellan levelled in the 10th minute.

Points from corner-back Archie Walsh and centre-back Foley left the hosts 3-1 up. Shane O’Donoghue got one back from a free. Sean Walsh’s midfield dominance for the home side yielded a point for Cormac Rooney.

On 28 minutes, Aidan Behan slipped in Ryan and the full-forward skipped away from two defenders before he finished low past Dylan O’Sullivan (1-4 to 0-2).

The visitors, inspired by captain Eliah Riordan, landed five points in a row either side of the break as the home team ran out of steam. The centre-back then slotted two frees from 40 metres.

Limerick sub Jamie Baynham sent them in front for the first time with seven minutes left before O’Donoghue added his sixth of the night. They just couldn’t put Waterford away, however.

Scorers for Waterford: A Ryan 1-3 (2fs), A Walsh, C Foley, C Rooney, S Walsh 0-1 each.

Scorers for Limerick: S O’Donoghue 0-6 (3fs) E Riordan 0-2 (2fs), M Donnellan, J Baynham 0-1 each.

Waterford: T Murray (Dungarvan); B O’Brien (Stradbally), S Boyce (The Nire), A Walsh (Portlaw); M Dalton (Shamrocks), C Foley (Ballinacourty), M Mullaney (Stradbally); C Scanlon (Kill), DJ Melia (Brickey Rangers); T Dalton (Shamrocks), S Walsh (The Nire), C Rooney (Portlaw); A Behan (Kilrossanty), A Ryan (The Nire), T O’ Connell (Brickey Rangers).
Subs: P Skehan (Stradbally) for T Dalton (HT), J Hahessy (Brickey Rangers) for Rooney (42), K Taylor (St Saviours) for Mullaney (48), E Cullen (Gaultier) for A Walsh (53), C O Dalaigh (Ballyduff Lower) for S Walsh (56 BC), P Hynes (Shamrocks) for Behan (62).

Limerick: D O’Sullivan (Kilteely/Dromkeen); D Geraghty (St Kierans), P Dolphin (Crecora), E McGrath (Galbally); D O’ Keeffe (Fedamore), E Riordan (Fr Caseys), C Twomey (Croom); C Woulfe (St Senans), M Southgate (Adare); C Hedderman (Ballybricken/Bohermore), M Donnellan (Ahane), P O’ Dwyer (Galbally); C Galvin (Mungret/St Pauls), S O’ Donoghue (Ballylanders), R O’Connor (Newcastle West).
Subs: R McBrearty (Monaleen) for McGrath (HT), T Marsden (Ahane) for Woulfe (HT), J Baynham (Monagea) for Galvin (38), S Hanrahan (Galbally) for O’Dwyer (41), C Stack (Feohanagh/Castlemahon) for Donnellan (50), R O’Connor (St Senans) for Southgate (60).

Referee: S Lonergan (Tipperary)


Match Preview


Fixture Details

Wednesday April 17th
Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 2
Waterford v Limerick
Venue: Fraher Field Dungarvan @ 7pm
Referee: Sean Lonergan (Tipperary)


Admission Details

Adults – €10
Students / OAP’s – €5
Under 16s – Free


Team News


Match Programme

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All-Ireland Scór Sinear Final 2019

The 2019 All-Ireland Scór Sinear Final will take place on Saturday April 13th at 3pm in Castlebar.


Munster MFC – Clare 3-15 Limerick 0-10

Clare defeated Limerick by 3-15 to 0-1 in Round 1 of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 on Wednesday April 10th at Newcastlewest.


Match Highlights




Banner send out warning signals with win over Limerick

Report By Mark Keogh for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Munster MFC

Limerick 0-10 – 3-15 Clare

Munster minor football finalists in the last two seasons, Clare began their 2019 campaign with a comfortable 14-point win over Limerick in Newcastle West.

The Banner were only four points ahead at half-time but raced clear of the home side in the second half against a Limerick side that failed to score in the final quarter.

While Limerick will attempt to get their championship back on track with a trip to Dungarvan next Wednesday, Clare will welcome fellow round one winners Tipperary to Ennis.

In this win over Limerick, Clare were 1-7 to 0-6 ahead at half time after trailing by three points after 12-minutes.

There were encouraging signs for the home side in the early minutes with two points each for captain Eliah Riordan and Michael Southgate.

At the other end of the field, Clare were forced to wait until the 14th minute to open their account from play but once they got a handle on Limerick’s extra man in defence they found their scoring touch. Six successive scores for The Banner put them in the driving seat.

In the 17th minute came the Clare goal – exciting corner forward Jamie Stack powering through the centre before coolly crashing a low drive to the net to level up the contest.

That injection of confidence saw Clare pour forward and Dara Nagle, Stack and Shane Meehan all added points to move Clare 1-7 to 0-5 clear.

Limerick early scoring run dried up and in first half injury time they finally ended a 15-minute barren spell when Shane O’Donoghue kicked a pointed free.

The sides evenly shared six points early in the second half and 10-minutes into the new half it was 1-10 to 0-9 to Clare.

But the next score was to be a Clare goal and the Diarmuid Fahy strike had them well positioned for the home straight, where they found the final six scores without a response against a Limerick side who had lost defender Patrick Dolphin to a second yellow card.

The third goal came in injury time from Eoin Talty to embellish the scoreline.

Scorers for Limerick: S O’Donoghue (0-4, 1free), E Riordan (0-3, 2frees), M Southgate (0-2), S Hanrahan (0-1, free)

Scorers for Clare: S Meehan (0-6, 4frees), J Stack (1-3, 0-2frees), E Talty (1-2), D Fahy (1-0), T Lillis (0-2), D Nagle and C McGroary (0-1).

LIMERICK: S O’Connell; D Geraghty, P Dolphin, F Corcoran; E McGrath, E Riordan, T Marsden; M Southgate, D O’Keeffe; M Donnellan, S O’Donoghue, P O’Dwyer; C Galvin, S Hanrahan, R O’Connor.
Subs: J Corkery for O’Connor (46), J Quinlivan for O’Dwyer (46), R McBrearty for Marsden (50), R O’Connor for Hanrahan (52), S Kilbridge for McGrath (57), J Killian for Donnellan (57m).

CLARE: O O’Loughlin; T Lillis, M Garry, C McMahon; C McGroary, A Killeen, M Reidy; E Rouine, B Rouine; P Doherty, D Fahy, D Nagle; C Hassett, S Meehan, J Stack.
Subs: E Talty for Doherty (h-t), F Kelleher for Reidy (46), S Casey for E Rouine (55), T Meenahan for Hassett (58), E Walshe for Stack (62).

Referee: B Griffin (Kerry)


Match Preview


Fixture Details

Wednesday April 10th
Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 1
Limerick v Clare
Venue: Newcastlewest @ 6:45pm
Referee: Brendan Griffin (Kerry)


Admission Details

Adults – €10
Students / OAP’s – €5
Under 16s – Free



Team News

LIMERICK MINOR FOOTBALL TEAM V. CLARE on Wednesday 10th. April in Newcastlewest @ 6.45pm has been selected.

1. Shane O’Connell Fr.Caseys

2. Daniel Geraghty St.Kierans

3. Patrick Dolphin Crecora

4. Frank Corcoran Mungret/St.Pauls

5. Eoin McGrath Galbally

6. Eliah Riordan (Captain) Fr.Caseys

7. Tom Marsden Ahane

8. Michael Southgate Adare

9. Darragh O’Keeffe Fedamore

10. Mark Donnellan Ahane

11. Shane O’Donoghue Ballylanders

12. Peter O’Dwyer Galbally

13. Conor Galvin Mungret/St.Pauls

14. Shane Hanrahan Galbally

15. Ruadhán O’Connor Newcastle West

16. Dylan O’Sullivan Kilteely/Dromkeen

17. Rian McBrearty Monaleen

18. Sean Kilbridge Fr.Caseys

19. Conor Twomey Croom

20. Jack Corkery Knockaderry

21. Rory O’Connor St.Senans

22. Jack Quinlivan Fr. Caseys

23. James Killian Mungret/St.Pauls

24. Killian Bennett Bruff

Extended Panel Members: Cormac Woulfe (St.Senans), Caillum Hedderman (Ballybricken/Bohermore), Josh Dineen (Galbally), Mark Walsh (Galtee Gaels), Conor Stack (Feohanagh/Castlemahon), Jamie Baynham (Monagea), Tomas Sheahan (Askeaton/Ballysteen), Eddie Murphy O’Connor (Askeaton/ Ballysteen), Michael O’Mahony (Adare) & Micheal Cuddihy (Kildimo/Pallaskenry).

Management: Manager: Joe Lee (Newcastle West), Coach: James Ryan, (Galbally), Selectors: Ollie Coffey (Ballylanders), Michael Lenihan (Mountcollins), Liaison Officer: Jacqueline O’Connor (Athea) & Physio: Angela Hogan


1.Oisin O’Loughlin O. Ó Lochlain (St. Breckans)
2.Tadgh Lillis, T. Ó Laighléis (Doonbeg)
3. Micheal Garry M. Mag Fhearaigh (Cooraclare)
4.Ciaran McMahon C. Mac Mathúna (Ennistymon)
5. CillainMcGroary C. Mag Ruairí (Corofin)
6. Alan Killeen A. Ó Cillin (St. Josephs Doora Barefield)
7. Matthew Reidy M. Ó Riada (Shannon Gaels)
8. Eoin Rouine E. Ó Ruaín (Ennistymon)
9. Brendan Rouine B. Ó Ruaín (Ennistymon)
10. Pat Doherty P. Ó Dochartaigh (St. Breckans)
11. Diarmuid Fahy D. Ó Fathaigh (Ennistymon)
12. Dara Nagle D. de Nógla (St.Josephs Doora Barefield)
13. Conor Hassett C. Ó hAisí (Kildysart)
14.Shane Meehan S. Ó Miacháin (The Banner – Captain)
15. Jamie Stack S. Stac (St. Breckans)
Subs:
16.Thomas Collins T. Ó Coileáin (Lissycasey)
17.Fionn Kelliher F. Ó Céillachair (St.Josephs Doora Barefield)
18.Stephen Casey S. Ó Cathasaigh (Clondegad)
19.Eoin Talty E. Ó Taltaigh (St.Josephs Doora Barefield)
20.Shane Browne S. de Brún (O’Currys)
21. Tomas Meenahan T. Ó Mianáin (The Banner)
22. Fergal Guinnane F. Ó Coinneáin (Kildysart)
23.Eoin Walshe E. Breatnach (The Banner)
24. Keith Crowley C. Ó Crualaoich (Kilrush Shamrocks)

Manager: Dermot Coughlan (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
Selectors: Mike Neylon (Éire Óg, Inis) Sean Haugh (O’Currys), Michael Griffin (Doonbeg), TJ Carey (Liscannor), Frank Kelly (Shannon Gaels), Jim Conlan (Clondegad)

Munster MFC – Tipperary 4-13 Waterford 0-7

Tipperary defeated Waterford by 4-13 to 0-7 in Round 1 of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 on Wednesday April 10th at Sean Treacy Park Tipperary Town.




Shelly sparkles as Tipp add to Déise woes

Report By Tomas McCarthy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Munster MFC

Tipperary 4-13 – 0-7 Waterford

Captain Kyle Shelly kicked 2-8 (2-2 from play) as a strong, skilful and speedy Tipperary had the two points wrapped up by half-time.

Powerful Premier midfielders Paddy Creedon, son of selector Peter, and Tom Tobin both billowed the net in the 22nd minute to knock the stuffing out of Waterford. It was a tenth defeat in a row for the visitors at this grade.

The home side were six points up in as many minutes. Shelly set the tone with a white flag after just 26 seconds. In the sixth minute, Creedon pounced on a turnover ball and ploughed through the middle of the Deise defence. He slipped the ball to Shelly who tucked it away with his right boot (1-4 to 0-1).

Waterford then regained their composure and full forwards Aaron Ryan and Aidan Behan carried a threat. Two Behan points, a Ryan free and a Sean Walsh effort left them 1-5 to 0-4 adrift by the sixteenth minute. Ryan also missed two frees and Walsh kicked a wide.

The young Premier men punctured their hopes in the 22nd minute. Creedon combined with Eoin McCarthy before goaling. Off the next attack, midfield partner Tom Tobin rattled the top right corner.

Shelly increased his total to 1-4 by the break and James Armstrong got two points from wing back as they went into the dressing rooms 3-8 to 0-5 clear.

The second half was a subdued and scrappy spectacle. Waterford managed to limit the damage as full back Sean Boyce shaped up to Shelly. The full forward landed four further frees and Tom O’Connell converted two at the other end as both sides emptied their benches.

In the 66th minute, with the light fading rapidly, Shelly wriggled through the Waterford cover to strike his second goal. It’s Clare up next for the Premier at Cusack Park on April 17. Waterford welcome Limerick to Fraher Field in a must-win encounter.

Scorers for Tipperary: K Shelly 2-8 (6fs), P Creedon 1-1, T Tobin 1-0, J Armstrong 0-2, L Seacy, B Comerford 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: T O’Connell (2fs), A Ryan (1f), A Behan 0-2 each, S Walsh 0-1.

TIPPERARY: J Griffin (Upperchurch-Drombane); C McDonagh (Cahir), T Condon (Clonmel Commercials), E Butler (Kilsheelan-Kilcash); J Armstrong (Thurles Sarsfields), D Hickey (Arravale Rovers), C Shanahan (Inane Rovers); P Creedon (Thurles Sarsfields), T Tobin (Rosegreen); L Seacy (Inane Rovers), B Comerford (Grangemockler-Ballyneale), D King (Ballina); L McCormack (Thurles Sarsfields), K Shelly (Moycarkey-Borris), E McCarthy (Clonmel Commercials).
Subs: L King (Ballinahinch) for D King (41), M O’Connor (Clonmel Commercials) for McCarthy (43), C Cadell (JK Brackens) for McCormack (48), T Bourke (Boherlahan-Dualla) for McDonagh (54), F Delaney (Cahir) for Seacy (59), J Buckley (Cahir) for Tobin (60).

WATERFORD: T Murray (Dungarvan); B O’Brien (Stradbally), S Boyce (The Nire), M Mullaney (Stradbally); M Dalton (Shamrocks), C Foley (Ballinacourty), K Sloan (Gaultier); C Scanlon (Kill), DJ Melia (Brickey Rangers); T Dalton (Shamrocks), S Walsh (The Nire), P Skehan (Stradbally); A Behan (Kilrossanty), A Ryan (The Nire), T O’ Connell (Brickey Rangers).
Subs: J Hahessy (Brickey Rangers) for Sloan (H-T), C Rooney (Portlaw) for Skehan (H-T), K Taylor (St Saviours) for Walsh (44), E Cullen (Gaultier) for Behan (51), P Hynes (Shamrocks) for T Dalton (52), C O Dalaigh (Ballyduff Lower) for M Dalton (63).

Referee: J Ryan (Cork)


Match Preview


Fixture Details

Wednesday April 10th
Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 1
Tipperary v Waterford
Venue: Sean Treacy Park Tipperary Town @ 6:45pm
Referee: John Ryan (Cork)


Admission Details

Adults – €10
Students / OAP’s – €5
Under 16s – Free



Team News

The Tipperary team to play Waterford in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 1 fixture in Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary Town this Wednesday evening, April 10th at 6:45pm has been announced by manager Matt O’Doherty and lines out as follows;

1. James Griffin – Upperchurch-Drombane
2. Christy McDonagh – Cahir
3. Tadhg Condon – Clonmel Commercials
4. Emmet Butler – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
5. James Armstrong – Thurles Sarsfields
6. Donagh Hickey – Arravale Rovers
7. Conor Shanahan – Inane Rovers
8. Paddy Creedon (Vice-Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields
9. Tom Tobin – Rosegreen
10. Luke Seacy – Inane Rovers
11. Ben Comerford – Grangemockler-Ballyneale
12. Dara King – Ballina
13. Liam McCormack – Thurles Sarsfields
14. Kyle Shelly (Capt.) – Moycarkey-Borris
15. Eoin McCarthy – Clonmel Commercials

16. Cian O’Mahony – Ardfinnan
17. Darragh McCahey – Loughmore-Castleiney
18. Liam King – Ballinahinch
19. Francie Delaney – Cahir
20. Tomás Bourke – Boherlahan-Dualla
21. Leon Kennedy – Grangemockler-Ballyneale
22. Jack Buckley – Cahir
23. Mark O’Connor – Clonmel Commercials
24. Conor Cadell – JK Brackens

WATERFORD: Taidgh Murray; Barry O’Brien, Sean Boyce, Archie Walsh; Mark Dalton, Colin Foley, Kyle Sloan; Cathal Scanlon, DJ Melia; Tom Dalton, Sean Walsh, Pa Skehan; Aidan Behan, Aaron Ryan, Tom O’Connell

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