Munster Junior Football Championship Semi Final – Waterford 1-13 Tipperary 0-15

Waterford defeated Tipperary by 1-13 to 0-15 in the Semi Final of the Munster Junior Football Championship on Saturday at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.

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Supersub O’Shea seals the deal

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Waterford 1-13, Tipperary 0-15

Substitute Conor O’Shea was the Waterford hero in Killarney, but Tipperary will be kicking themselves for throwing this game away, having led by a point going into the last minute of normal time after playing with an extra man for the closing five minutes. Waterford made an explosive start, with David Power getting a goal within 12 seconds of the throw-in. The sides were level on a 1-4 to 0-7 scoreline at half-time and, during a well contested second half, there was never more than a point between the sides. With Tipperary leading 0-11 to 1-7, Waterford’s cause took a blow when wing-back Ciaran Buckley received a second yellow in the 55th minute.

However, this seemed to only revitalise the Deise and after John Wall levelled from a free, it looked as if their ‘keeper Thomas Wall had stolen the win in injury-time when he converted a ’45’. But in one final attack, Tipperary won a free on the 65-metre line and Benny Hickey kicked a sensational equaliser to force extra-time. The sides were level on three occasions in extra-time, but with two minutes remaining, O’Shea set up the final showdown with Cork or Clare.

Scorers – Waterford: J Wall 0-6 (4fs), D Power 1-0, J O’Mahony 0-2, T Wall (’45’), S Prendergast, B McGarr, B Phelan, C O’Shea 0-1 each.

Tipperary: B Hickey 0-8 (7fs), P Dalton 0-2, B Hewitt, TJ Ryan, L Coskeran, G Ryan, B Quinn 0-1 each .

Tipperary – J English; C Higgins, A Kelly, K Butler; P Dalton, C Morrissey, T Ryan; C McGrath, A Rockett; A Walsh, T Hanley, B Hickey; L Coskeran, G Ryan, B Quinn. Subs: B Hewitt for B Quinn (h-t), T J Ryan for A Rockett (43), D Heffernan for A Walsh (53), F Hayes for L Coskeran (58), L Coskeran for F Hayes (e-t) , A Walsh for T J Ryan (e-t), D O’Brien for B Hewitt (e-t)

Waterford – T Wall; C Bourke, M Prendergast, S Lannon; C Buckley, P Crowley, J O Mahony; S Prendergast, C Guiry; D Grey, B McGarr, B Phelan; J Wall, B Wall, D Power. Subs: M Curry for C Guiry (40), D Tuohy for D Power ( 52), C O’Shea for B Phelan ( 57), B Phelan for J O’Mahony ( 57), K Boland for C Buckley ( e-t), D Mulhearne for T Wall ( e-t).

Ref – E Walsh (Kerry)

Team News

The Tipperary junior football team to play Waterford in the Munster semi-final in Killarney on Saturday evening at 5pm shows 1 change from the team which defeated Kerry last Sunday. Kevin Butler comes into the team in place of Ger Mulhaire. The team is –

1. Jack English (Ballyporeen)

2. Kevin Butler (Drom and Inch)

3. Aaron Kelly (Moyle Rovers)

4. Christopher Higgins (Galtee Rovers)

5. Paddy Dalton (Arravale Rovers)

6. Colin Morrissey (Galtee Rovers)

7. Tommy Ryan (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

8. Ciarán McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

9. Eoin Ryan (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

10. Adrian Walsh (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

11. Thomas Hanley (Aherlow)

12. Benny Hickey (Cahir) CAPTAIN

13. Laurence Coskeran (Aherlow)

14. Gavin Ryan (Rockwell Rovers)

15. Brian Quinn (Burgess)


Waterford Junior Football Team to play Tipperary announced –

Tom Wall Nire (Captain)

Ciaran Bourke Clashmore/Kinsalebeg

Mark Prendergast Kilrossanty

Shane Lannon Stradbally

Ciaran Buckley Bonmahon

Peter Crowley St. Saviours

James O’Mahony Ballinacourty

Stephen Prendergast Kilrossanty

Craig Guiry Nire

David Grey Stradbally

Brendan McGarr Kilrossanty

Brian Phelan Ballinameela

John Wall Colligan

Brian Wall Nire

David Power Kilrossanty


Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta

Official Launch of Comórtas Peile 2013 Rinn Ó gCuanach

Some 5,000 people expected to come to Gaeltacht na nDéise for this major national Festival of Football & Entertainment over the June Bank Holiday weekend

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Waterford inter-county footballers from Gaeltacht na nDéise were in Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan on Thursday, 9 May 2013 for the official launch of this year’s Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta, which will take place in the Co Waterford Gaeltacht from the 31 May to the 3 June. Waterford inter-county footballer Liam Ó Lonáin from An Rinn performed the official opening, with the help of other local An Rinn inter-county footballers, Tadhg Ó hUallacháin and Jamie de Barún (Waterford County Minors).

Local GAA Club, Rinn ó gCuanach are hosting this year’s national Gaeltacht footballing competition, with the support of Gaeltacht neighbours, Club CLG an tSean Phobail. Some 5,000 visitors are expected to visit West Waterford over the June Bank Holiday weekend, for the weekend festival of sport, fun, games and celebration that is Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta. In addition to the full programme of football games (24 of them, including Peil na mBan) that will take place over the weekend, the local committee is organising an ancillary programme of cultural events to entertain the crowds in various venues throughout the two parishes, as well as in ‘An Bansa’, the festival marquee, which will be erected close to Páirc Uí Shíothcháin in An Rinn for the weekend.

Speaking at the launch, Liam Ó Lonáin stressed the importance of the Comórtas Peile for the Gaeltacht community, not only in terms of the huge boost it gives to the local economy of the host club each year, but because it is an annual festival that gives a sense of pride and place and increases the morale of Gaeltacht people throughout the country. “The Comórtas Peile is a celebration of Gaeltacht culture – be it sport, language, music or dance. It showcases our heritage and culture and we should be proud of it. It is a wonderful opportunity for a small Gaeltacht such as ourselves to host such a festival and I am sure that we will have a hugely successful Comórtas here in the south-east, organised very ably by our local Club.”

The Chairman of Club CLG na Rinne, Noel Ó Murchadha, said that the club was honoured to host this year’s Comórtas Peile and he welcomed the festival back to An Rinn after a gap of 14 years. He urged the people of West Waterford in general to come along and savour the fantastic atmosphere of Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta, “you will be assured a ‘céad míle fáilte’ and there will be plenty of sporting and other cultural entertainment for everyone. Every member of the Club is working flat out to ensure that we will have a fantastic Comórtas here in the Déise and I would like to thank everyone for their commitment and hard work. I would also like to thank our neighbours in An Sean Phobal for their support and assistance in organising this year’s Comórtas. Thanks also to our sponsors – especially our main sponsors TG4, as well as Údarás na Gaeltachta and Raidió na Gaeltachta – without your generosity we could not organise such a huge event.”

Matches will take place in both the An Rinn and An Sean Phobal GAA pitches during the course of the weekend. For those that can’t travel, most of the matches will be broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, and the semi-finals on Sunday, as well as the Finals on the Bank Holiday Monday, will be broadcast live on TG4 and on-line throughout the world. The majority of the competing teams from the various Gaeltachtaí – both men and women – have now been confirmed following local qualifying rounds. Teams will also be travelling from Belfast and Dublin and the people of Gaeltacht na nDéise are looking forward to welcoming them all to the Sunny South East in just three weeks time.

Further information on Comórtas Peile Rinn Ó gCuanach 2013 can be found at, on Twitter @ComortasPeile13 or on Facebook – CLG na Rinne.

Further Information: Máire Seosaimhín Breathnach (087) 2484 632


Comórtas Peile 2013 Rinn Ó gCuanach Seolta go hOifigiúil

Suas le 5,000 duine le triail ar Ghaeltacht na nDéise

Bhí peileadóirí idir-chontae Ghaeltacht na nDéise i láthair in Óstán Lálor, i nDún Garbhán tráthnóna inniu do sheoladh oifigiúil Chomórtas Peile na Gaeltachta na bliana seo, a bheidh ar siúl i gContae Phort Láirge ón 31ú Bealtaine go dtí an 3ú Meitheamh. B’é peileadóir na Rinne agus peileadóir idir-chontae do Phort Láirge, Liam Ó Lonáin a dhein an seoladh oifigiúil, le cabhair ó pheileadóirí eile idir-chontae ón nGaeltacht – Tadhg Ó hUallacháin agus Jamie de Barún (foireann mionúir Phort Láirge).

Sé Club CLG Rinn ó gCuanach a bheidh mar óstach do Chomórtas Peile na bliana seo, le tacaíocht óna gcomharsain, Club CLG an tSean Phobail. Táthar ag súil le suas le 5,000 cuairteoir in iarthar na nDéise le linn dheireadh seachtaine saoire bainc an Mheithimh, d’fhéile mhór spóirt, scléip agus siamsaíochta an Chomórtas Peile. Chomh maith leis na cluichí peile éagsúla (24 cinn acu – Peil na mBan san áireamh) a bheidh á n-imirt sa dúiche thar an deireadh seachtaine, tá clár iomlán d’imeachtaí chultúrtha eagraithe ag an gCoiste áitiúil chomh maith, in ionaid éagsúla ar fud an dá pharóiste, agus i gceanncheathrú na scléipe,

An Bansa, marquee na féile, a bheidh lonnaithe gar do Pháirc Uí Shíothcháin sa Rinn.

Ag labhairt dó ag seoladh an Chomórtais, dúirt Liam Ó Lonáin go raibh tábhacht nach beag ag baint leis an gComórtas Peile do mhuintir na Gaeltachta, ní hamháin de bharr an buntáiste eacnamaíoch a thugann sé don gceantar ina bhfuil sé ar siúl, ach de bharr gur ócáid é a thugann ardú meanma agus mórtas cine is ceantair do phobal na Gaeltachta ar fud na tíre. “Is ceiliúradh é an Comórtas Peile de chultúr na Gaeltachta – idir spórt, teanga, ceol agus rince. Sárthaispeántas is ea é dár n-oidhreacht agus dár gcultúr agus ba cheart go mbeimís bródúil as. Is iontach an deis é do Ghaeltacht bheag ar nós Ghaeltacht na nDéise seans a bheith againn féile dá leithéad a chur ar bun agus tá mé cinnte go mbeidh Comórtas den scoth againn anseo san oir-dheisceart, eagraithe go snasta ag Club CLG Rinn Ó gCuanach.”

Dúirt Cathaoirleach Chlub CLG na Rinne, Noel Ó Murchadha, gur ábhar bhróid agus mhórtais don gClub an Comórtas Peile a bheith ar ais sa Rinn tar éis 14 bliain. “Tá gach ball den gClub ag obair ar a míle dhícheall chun a chinntiú go mbeidh Comórtas iontach againn anseo sna Déise agus gabhaim buíochas le gach éinne as a gcuid dúthrachta. Ba mhaith liom buíochas a ghabháil chomh maith lenár gcomharsain sa Sean Phobal as ucht a gcuid tacaíochta agus chúnaimh le heagrú an Chomórtais i mbliana. Buíochas chomh maith lenár n-urraitheoirí ar fad – príomh-urraitheoirí TG4, Údarás na Gaeltachta agus Raidió na Gaeltachta ach go háirithe – ní bhfaighfimis féile dá leithéad seo a eagrú gan a dtacaíocht fhlaithiúil siúd.”

Beidh cluichí ar siúl i bpáirceanna peile na Rinne agus an tSean Phobail thar an deireadh seachtaine. Craolfar formhór na gcluichí ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, agus beidh na cluichí leathcheannais ar an Domhnach, chomh maith leis na cluichí ceannais ar an Luan Saoire Bainc, á craoladh beo ar TG4 agus ar-líne ar chraoladh gréasáin ar fud an domhain. Tá beagnach gach foireann a bheidh in iomaíocht ó na contaetha éagsúla Gaeltachta – idir fhir agus mhná – beagnach deimhnithe anois. Chomh maith leis sin, beidh foirne ag teacht ó Bhaile Átha Cliath agus ó Bhéal Feirste agus tá muintir Ghaeltacht na nDéise ag súil le céad míle fáilte a chur rompu ar fad go dtí’s na Déise i gceann thrí sheachtaine.

Is féidir a thuilleadh eolais maidir le Comórtas Peile Rinn Ó gCuanach 2013 a fháil ar, nó ar Twitter @ComortasPeile13 nó Facebook– CLG na Rinne.

Tuilleadh eolais: Máire Seosaimhín Breathnach (087) 2484 632

Munster Senior Football Semi Final – Kerry 4-21 Waterford 1-4

Kerry 4-21 Waterford 1-04

Report from the web site

Kerry cruised into the Munster SFC final on 7 July with minimum of fuss after a 4-21 to 1-04 win over a very limited Waterford side before 4,719 supporters in Killarney. Following a frustrating first half, Kerry raced clear in the second with goals from Kieran Donaghy, Declan O’Sullivan, Anthony Maher and a Bryan Sheehan penalty. Kerry had established a 0-6 to 0-1 lead by the 16th minute but points from Paul Whyte, Shane Aherne and Tony Grey brought the Deise right back into the contest at 0-6 to 0-4. Kerry then struggled during the latter stages of the half due to Waterford’s defensive resistance, but two late Johnny Buckley frees steadied the Kingdom somewhat as they led 0-8 to 0-4 at the interval.

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But for some poor handling, Kieran Donaghy might have done better with two goal chances for Kerry in the first half, while at the other end Whyte and John Hurney bore down on the Kerry goal and had to be dispossessed by some fine defending. It was a different Kerry that emerged in the second half, and Donaghy’s goal four minutes into the second half opened the floodgates. Declan O’Sullivan added a second four minutes later as the Waterford challenge completely evaporated. Anthony Maher stole in for a third goal in the 48th minute as Kerry turned the match into target practice, and by the time Bryan Sheehan rolled an injury-time penalty past Stephen Enright Kerry were already 3-21 to 1-4 ahead.

Tony Grey did creep through the Kerry defence to score a consolation goal past Brendan Kealy but Kerry’s minds were already on a Munster final meeting with Cork or Clare in five weeks. In the end up the scoreboard did not reflect the Waterford challenge in the first 35 minutes, but the savage gap in standard overall was evident by the huge 26-point margin of victory.

Kerry: B Kealy, M O Se (0-01), A O’Mahony, F Fitzgerald (0-01), T O Se (0-02), K Young, P Crowley (0-01), A Maher (1-00), J Buckley (0-04, 0-02f), P Galvin (0-02), C Cooper (0-04, 0-02f), D Walsh (0-01), Declan O’Sullivan (1-00), K Donaghy (1-00), J O’Donoghue (0-02).

Subs: Darran O’Sullivan (0-01) for D Walsh (44mins), E Brosnan for T O Se (50 mins), B Sheehan (1-01, 1-00pen, 0-01f) for Maher (51 mins), S Enright for M O Se (56 mins), K O’Leary (0-01) for Donaghy (60 mins).

Waterford: S Enright, T O hUallachain, N Walsh, T O’Gorman, C Phelan, S Briggs, J Hurney, M O’Gorman, T Prendergast, T Grey (1-01), S Aherne (0-01), A Doyle, P Whyte (0-02, 0-01f), G Hurney, R Aherne.

Subs: C O’Keeffe for C Phelan (47 mins), L O Lonain for A Doyle (47 mins), P Hurney for R Aherne (53 mins), S O’Hare for Prendergast (66 mins).

Referee: Martin Higgins (Fermanagh)


‘Far harder days ahead’ for Kerry as Deise blitzed

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Kerry 4-21, Waterford 1-4

Accumulating 43 points more than their two opponents to date isn’t the best preparation for a Munster final, but Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice was happy to see his side raise their game in the face of Waterford’s plucky display in Killarney. Niall Carew’s side had the locals twitching nervously at half-time on Saturday evening, but they were unable to live with Kerry’s slick play once the hosts found their groove. “I thought we were fairly well tested in the first half,” Fitzmaurice said. “If we continued to play the way we did in the first half we wouldn’t have won by 26 points. It would have been a tighter game, more physical. “In the second half we upped the tempo and, to be fair to Waterford, they’ve been playing in Division 4 all year and it’s just a different standard. “We know there are far harder days ahead but it’s just a matter of doing your job as best you can, and we’ve done our job and we are happy at that.”

Kerry held Waterford to one Tony Grey goal in the second period. The result was put beyond doubt nine minutes after the break when the Tomas O Se-inspired Kingdom hit 2-3 in a scoring blitz. Goals from Kieran Donaghy and a sublime Declan O’Sullivan effort were sandwiched by three points from the top drawer by O Se, Peter Crowley and Colm Cooper. Waterford never recovered, as Carew conceded. “You will get away with it for 35 or 40 minutes but after that you struggle,” Carew said. “The energy levels drop, and when Kerry got the goal it gave them a lift and it has the opposite effect on us. Once the first goal went in then the floodgates opened. We were happy enough at half-time. We needed everything to go right for us to have any realistic chance. Scores give you that energy to keep going. “I think we are 35 minutes, a full half, off Kerry at the moment. Getting up two divisions would be realistic for Waterford. I think had we played any Division 3 team, or a bottom of Division 2 team, we would compete very well with them.”

Kerry have already secured at least a place in the final round of qualifiers, where they will surely come up against more experienced exponents of defensive tactics. With that in mind, the management will have been happy with the patience their side displayed in the first half – if not the returns garnered – when picking their way through Waterford’s blanket cover. “We didn’t cope that well with it in the first half. We found it hard to get space up there, but patience is very important when you’re coming up against that blanket defence,” said Fitzmaurice. “We could have had a couple of goals in the first half but we just weren’t that clinical in front of goal. At the same time, overall, we’d have to be happy. “One of the words we were preaching this week was ‘patience’. “We felt we had to be patient because we knew they were going to get bodies behind the ball, we knew that it might take into the second half before we got a bit of a lead and a bit of momentum going. “It was good to score a few goals but there will definitely be far tougher tests ahead.”

Yet another Munster championship stroll in the park has been ticked off by Kerry. If Cork beat Clare in the manner expected in their semi-final, both teams will go into the provincial decider without a significant test. The Munster championship needs a strong finale.

Scorers – Kerry: C Cooper (3fs), J Buckley (2fs) 0-4 each, B Sheehan 1-1 (1-0 pen, 1f), A Maher, K Donaghy, Declan O’Sullivan 1-0 each, J O’Donoghue, P Galvin, T O Se 0-2 each, M O Se, F Fitzgerald, P Crowley, D Walsh, Darran O’Sullivan, K O’Leary 0-1 each. Waterford: T Grey 1-1, P Whyte 0-2 (1f), S Aherne 0-1.

Kerry – B Kealy 7; M O Se 7, A O’Mahony 6, F Fitzgerald 7; T O Se 9, K Young 7, P Crowley 7; A Maher 7, J Buckley 8; D Walsh 8, C Cooper 8, P Galvin 8; Declan O’Sullivan 7, K Donaghy 8, J O’Donoghue 7. Subs: Darran O’Sullivan 7 for Walsh (45), E Brosnan 7 for T O Se (50), B Sheehan 7 for Maher (53), S Enright 7 for M O Se (57), J O’Leary 6 for Donaghy (60),

Waterford – S Enright 7; T O hUallachain 7, N Walsh 6, T O’Gorman 7; J Hurney 6, S Briggs 6, C Phelan 6; M O’Gorman 7, T Prendergas 6; S Aherne 7, T Grey 8, A Doyle 6; P Whyte 8, G Hurney 7, R Aherne 6. Subs: C O’Keeffe for Phelan (48), L O Lionain 6 for Doyle (48), P Hurney 6 for Aherne (54), S O’Hare 6 for Prendergast (66).

Ref – M Higgins (Fermanagh)

The game at a glance

Man of the match

Tomas O Se (Kerry)

When Kerry struggled to break down Waterford in the opening half, their longest-serving player was often the man to provide the crucial overlap. And his second-half point off his weaker left foot gave Kerry the great start they needed.

Turning point

Four minutes into the second-half Kieran Donaghy got on the end of an Ó Sé garryowen and flicked past Stephen Enright. In an instant all of Waterford’s good work in the opening half unravelled and Kerry took advantage of the shell-shocked Déise.

Talking point

What purpose is this pancake-flat Munster SFC serving? Three facile victories for Cork and Kerry have done little for the reputation of this ailing competition. Here’s hoping for a red-hot Munster final.

Magic moment

Kerry’s second goal was hammered to the net by Declan O’Sullivan and it really punctured Waterford’s resolve. But in the build-up Kerry displayed everything that’s beautiful about their game, with Colm Cooper, Donaghy and James O’Donoghue all involved in the move of the game.

Ref watch

Martin Higgins had a fine outing. Early on he penalised each side for infringing during a sideline kick, but he dealt with each incident without fuss. Mostly invisible – always a good sign for a ref.

What they said

Eamonn Fitzmaurice (Kerry manager): “If you’re any way off, then you can make the game very hard for yourself.”

Niall Carew (Waterford manager): “We are where we are. We are a Division 4 team. Our level of fitness wouldn’t be near what Kerry’s is or any of the top five or six.”

Match statistics

Wides :

Kerry 7 (4 first half)

Waterford 7 (4)


Kerry 18 (11)

Waterford 13 (8)

Yellow cards:

Kerry: 0

Waterford 2 (J Hurney 47, T O hUallacháin 52)

What’s next?

Kerry play Cork or Clare in the provincial final; Waterford go into the qualifiers draw.

Team News

The Kerry Senior Football Team to play Waterford in the Munster GAA Football Championship Semi Final in Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday next at 7pm is unchanged from the side that started against Tipperary on Sunday last. Jonathan Lyne and Shane Enright re-join the Substitutes list.

The Kerry team will line out as follows:

1.Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin)

2.Marc Ó Se (An Gaeltacht)

3.Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore)

4.Fionn Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes)

5.Tomás Ó Se (An Gaeltacht)

6.Killian Young (Renard)

7.Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers)

8.Anthony Maher (Duagh)

9.Johnny Buckley (Dr Crokes)

10.Paul Galvin (Finuge)

11.Colm Cooper (Dr Crokes)(Capt)

12.Donnchadh Walsh (Cromane)

13.Declan O’Sullivan (Dromid Pearses)

14.Kieran Donaghy (Austin Stacks)

15.James O’Donoghue (Killarney Legion)

16.Brian Kelly (Killarney Legion)

17.Bryan Sheehan (St Marys)

18.Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh/Glencar)

19.Kieran O’Leary (Dr Crokes)

20.Mark Griffin (St Michaels/Foilmore)

21.Brian McGuire (Listowel Emmets)

22.Eoin Brosnan (Dr Crokes)

23.Michael Geaney (Dingle)

24.Patrick Curtin (Moyvane)

25.Shane Enright (Tarbert)

26.Jonathan Lyne (Killarney Legion)

Michael O’Donoghue (Spa),Jack Sherwood (Firies) and James Walsh (Knocknagoshe) are part of the extended Panel.

The following players are unavailable for Selection due to injury: David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys), Paul Geaney (Dingle)

Additional Information

•The team features 12 of the side that took the field in Kerry’s defeat by Donegal in the All Ireland Qtr Final (1-12 to 1-10) last August while Johnny Buckley was introduced as a sub. Shane Enright, Eoin Brosnan and Bryan Sheehan, all of whom are named among the substitutes, are the absent trio.

•Colm Cooper, who turns 30 on Monday, needs just 1 more point to top up 250 points in Championship Football – he is currently on 19goals and 249points from 72 Championship games.

•Last Sunday’s victory by Kerry over Tipperary increased to 21 the number of games the Kingdom are unbeaten in Championship Football in Fitzgerald Stadium since their last defeat back in 1995 at the hands of Cork.

•Kerry and Waterford have played 29 times in Championship Football – the last being in 2007. Kerry have won 26 of those, Waterford 2 (1911 and 1957) and there was 1 Draw in 1905.


Waterford Senior Football team to play Kerry announced –

Stephen Enright Ballinacourty

Tadhg Ó hUallacháin An Rinn

Niall Walsh Kilrossanty

Thomas O’Gorman Nire

Conor Phelan Brickey Rangers

Shane Briggs Ballinacourty

John Hurney Ballinacourty

Maurice O’Gorman Nire

Tommy Prendergast Kilrossanty

Tony Grey Stradbally

Shane Aherne Stradballly

Andy Doyle Stradbally

Paul Whyte Kilrossanty

Gary Hurney Ballinacourty (Captain)

Robert Aherne Stradbally

Ticket details

This match is an unreserved seating game

Adult Stand €20 – Students and OAPs buy their Full Price ticket and receive €5 back at the stile (with valid ID)

Adult terrace €15 – Students and OAPs buy their Full Price Ticket and receive €5 back at the stile (with valid ID)

U16’s are free to the Terrace ONLY

Stand Family Tickets – limited amount – Adult €20 Juvenile €5

Group Discounts (bought through the club or county board)

Stand – €15

Terrace – €10

– Group discount of €5 available when purchasing 15 or more tickets through your club

– The group discount for clubs is for adult tickets only & cannot be combined with other concessions

For the Record

Waterford Kerry
2013 Team Manager Niall Carew Eamonn Fitzmaurice
2013 Team Captain Gary Hurney Eoin Brosnan
2012 Championship Performance Lost to Limerick by 2-12 to 0-7 in the first round of the Munster Championship. 

Lost to Wicklow in the first round of the All-Ireland Qualifiers by 1-17 to 0-15 in Aughrim.

Defeated Tipperary in the first round of the Munster Championship before losing to Cork by 0-17 to 0-12 in the Munster Semi-Final. Defeated Westmeath, Tyrone and Clare in the All-Ireland Qualifiers before losing to Donegal by 1-12 to 1-10 in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final.
Number of Munster Senior Football titles 1 74
Last Munster Senior Football Title 1898 2011
Munster Senior Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 15
Won – 2
Lost – 13
Drawn – 0
Played – 36
Won – 26
Lost – 5
Drawn – 5
Last meeting in the Munster Senior Football Championship June 3rd 2007 – Kerry 2-15 Waterford 0-4 at Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Semi-Final) – Eoin Brosnan scored two first half goals and Colm Cooper added 5 points as Kerry eased their way in to the 2007 Munster Senior Football Final. Eight of the Kerry starting line-up on that occasion started for Kerry on Sunday last in their victory over Tipperary. 

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Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship 2013


Saturday May 25th

@ Pairc na nGael                            Cork 3-17 Limerick 0-8

Sunday May 26th

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney    Kerry 2-19 Tipperary 0-8

Saturday June 1st

@ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney    Waterford v Kerry @ 7:00pm

Sunday June 16th

@ Cusack Park Ennis                    Clare v Cork @ 3:30pm


Sunday July 7th

2:00pm throw-in

Useful Information

Last Meeting – 2007 Munster Senior Football Championship Semi-Final at Fraher Field Dungarvan

Kerry 2-15 Waterford 0-4
Kerry: D Murphy, P Reidy, T O’Sullivan, M O’Se (0-1), T O’Se (0-1), A O’Mahony, K Young, D O’Se, M Quirke, Declan O’Sullivan, E Brosnan (2-2), P Galvin (0-2), C Cooper (0-5, 0-2f), K Donaghy, M F Russell.

Subs: S O’Sullivan (0-1) for P Galvin, P O’Connor (0-2) for M F Russell (0-1), S Scanlon for M Quirke, M Lyons for K Young, Darren O’Sullivan for Declan O’Sullivan.
Waterford: T Wall, J Walsh, T O’Gorman, S Briggs, J Phelan, E Rockett, P Ogle, M Aherne, G Hurney, J Hurney, A Hubbard, G Power, W Hennessy, B Wall, L O’Lionain.

Subs: E Walsh for P Ogle, L Lawlor for L O’Lionain, M O’Gorman for G Power, J Ryan for J Phelan, A Aherne for J Hurney.
Referee: G Kinneavy (Galway)


Waterford have won 2 matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship since 1988. Both victories have come at the expense of Clare in games played at Fraher Field Dungarvan – a 1-6 to 0-7 victory in 2007 and a 1-10 to 0-9 win in 2010.

Since 2000, Kerry have drawn as many matches in the Munster Senior Football Championship than they have lost, 5 draws (4 v Cork & 1 v Limerick) as compared to 5 defeats (all v Cork) in 35 matches played.

Kerry had the worst scoring record in the Allianz Football League Division 1, racking up an aggregate of 72 points (average of just over 10 per game). This compares to an aggregate of 97 points for Cork and 129 points for Division 1 champions Dublin.

There was an 18% decrease in the number of scores in the 2012 Munster Senior Football Championship as compared to 2011 (33 scores per game versus 27) but overall the trend is up over recent years – 2008 (21 scores per game), 2009 (24 scores per game), 2010 (28 scores per game), 2011 (33 scores per game), 2012 (27 scores per game).

Limerick’s Ian Ryan was the top scorer in the 2012 Munster Senior Football Championship with 1-17 (0-11 frees) in two matches. Colm Cooper (Kerry) with 0-9 (0-5 frees) and Colm O’Neill with 0-9 (0-3 frees) finished joint second.

Last Five Championship Clashes

2007: Kerry 2-15 Waterford 0-4 (Munster semi-final)

2006: Kerry 0-16 Waterford 0-8 (Munster quarter-final)

1996: Kerry 3-16 Waterford 0-8 (Munster semi-final)

1988: Kerry 3-19 Waterford 1-7 (Munster semi-final)

1987: Kerry 3-15 Waterford 2-8 (Munster semi-final)

Kerry 5 Waterford 0


2013 Munster Senior Football Championship Matches played to date

Cork 3-17 Limerick 0-8 – May 25th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster Quarter-Final)

Cork – Ken O’Halloran; Paudie Kissane, Michael Sheilds, Damien Cahalane; James Loughery, Graham Canty, Tomas Clancy; Alan O’Connor, Pearse O’Neill; Ciaran Sheehan, Paddy Kelly, John O’Rourke; Daniel Goulding, Brian Hurley, Paul Kerrigan.
Subs: Fintan Gould for Paddy Kelly (49mins), Noel O’Leary for Graham Canty (49mins), Donncha O’Connor for Ciaran Sheehan (49mins), Andrew O’Sullivan for Pearse O’Neill (55mins), Mark Collins for Paul Kerrigan (58mins).

Limerick – Donal O’Sullivan; Andrew Lane, Johnny McCarthy, Mark O’Riordan; Stephen Lavin, Pa Ranahan, Paudie Browne; Bobby O’Brien, John Galvin; John Riordan, Thomas Lee, Seanie Buckley (capt); Ger Collins, Iain Corbett, Eoghan O’Connor
Subs: Derry O’Connor for Thomas Lee (h-t), Seamus O’Carroll for Bobby O’Brien (h-t), Mike Sheehan for Iain Corbett (h-t), Stephen Lucey for Seanie Buckley (51mins), Lorcan O’Dwyer for Mark O’Riordan (55mins).

Referee – Michael Duffy (Sligo).

Kerry 2-19 Tipperary 0-8 – May 26th @ Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney (Munster Quarter-Final)

Kerry: B Kealy; M Ó Sé, A O’Mahony, F Fitzgerald; T Ó Sé, K Young, P Crowley; A Maher, J Buckley; P Galvin, C Cooper, D Walsh; Declan O’Sullivan, K Donaghy, J O’Donoghue
Subs: Darran O’Sullivan for D Walsh (50), B Sheehan for P Galvin (56), M Griffin for M Ó Sé (60), K O’Leary for Declan O’Sullivan (62), B Maguire for T Ó Sé (63).

Tipperary: P Fitzgerald; J Coghlan, P Codd, C McDonald; R Kiely, D Leahy, A Campbell; G Hannigan, R Costigan; C Sweeney, I Fahey, P Acheson; A Maloney, B Grogan, P Austin
Subs: Shane Leahy for Alan Campbell (35), Brian Mulvihill for Robbie Kiely (HT), Aldo Matassa for Alan Maloney (HT), L Egan for G Hannigan (59), H Coghlan for I Fahey (63)

Referee – Conor Lane (Cork)

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Senior Football Championship

James O’Donoghue (Kerry) – 1-3
Colm Cooper (Kerry) – 0-5 (0-1 free)
Daniel Goulding (Cork) – 0-5 (0-1 free)
Brian Hurley (Cork) – 1-1
John O’Rourke (Cork) – 1-1
Johnny Buckley (Kerry) – 0-3 (0-2 frees)
Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry) – 1-0
Mark Collins (Cork) – 0-3
Pearse O’Neill (Cork) – 1-0
Eoghan O’Connor (Limerick) – 0-3 (0-1 free)
Barry Grogan (Tipperary) – 0-3 (0-2 frees, 0-1 45′)
Conor Sweeney (Tipperary) – 0-3 (0-3 frees)
Paul Galvin (Kerry) – 0-2
Paul Kerrigan (Cork) – 0-2
Fintan Gould (Cork) – 0-2
Damien Cahalane (free, ’45) – 0-2 

Philip Austin (Tipperary), Ciaran McDonald (Tipperary), Donnacha Walsh (Kerry), Anthony Maher (Kerry), Kieran Donaghy (Kerry), Tomas Ó Sé (Kerry), Declan O’Sullivan (Kerry), Bryan Sheehan (Kerry) (0-1 45′), Seanie Buckley (Limerick), Ger Collins (Limerick), Stephen Lucey (Limerick), Mike Sheehan (Limerick), John Galvin (Limerick), Ciaran Sheehan (Cork) – 0-1 each

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (74) – 1892, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011

Cork (37) – 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1911, 1916, 1928, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012

Tipperary (9) – 1888, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1902, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1935

Clare (2) – 1917, 1992

Waterford (1) – 1898

Limerick (1) – 1896

Munster GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship – List of Winning Teams

Visit the Munster GAA web site History section to view the complete list of each winning team since the competition began 1888 –

Munster Senior FOOTBALL Cup

No Name – Presented by Munster Council in 1928

All Ireland GAA FOOTBALL Senior Championship

In the Senior Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry are top with 36, 14 ahead of the next county – Dublin. Cork are 4th in the roll of honour with 7 titles. Tipperary have won 4 All-Ireland’s, their last in 1920 while Limerick won the first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship played in 1887 and also won the All-Ireland in 1896.