2018 Munster GAA Awards

The 2018 Munster GAA Awards took place on Saturday December 8th at a gala dinner in the Fota Island Resort Hotel in Cork.

Click here to view photos from the night

The full list of Munster GAA Award winners for 2018 are as follows:

Sean Hayes (Minor Hurling)
Paul Walsh (Minor Football)
Aoife Murray (Camogie)
Aine O’Sullivan (Ladies Football)
Donal O’Sullivan (Under 20 Football)
Mark Coleman (Under 21 Hurling)
Seamus Hayes (Distinguished Service)
Ballygunner (Club)
Kavan O’Keeffe (Handball)
Joe McKenna (Hall of Fame Hurling)
Johnny Hennessey (Hall of Fame Football)
Sean O’Shea (Senior Football)
Seamus Harnedy (Senior Hurling)
John Kiely (Manager)

Munster GAA Award Winners 2018
Back row (left to right) – Kieran Leddy (Munster GAA CEO), Anthony Walsh (Munster GAA PRO), Gerry Cullinan (Ballygunner – Club of the Year), Sean O’Shea (Senior Footballer of the Year), Sean Hayes (Minor Hurler of the Year), Kavan O’Keeffe (Handballer of the Year), Seamus Harnedy (Senior Hurler of the Year), Donal O’Sullivan (Under 20 Footballer of the Year), Mark Coleman (Under 21 Hurler of the Year), John Brennan (Munster GAA Operations Manager), Pearse Murphy (Munster GAA Treasurer)
Front row (left to right) – Seamus Hayes (Distinguished Service Award), Johnny Hennessey (Hall of Fame Football), Paul Walsh (Minor Footballer of the Year), Liam Lenihan (Munster GAA Vice-Chairman), Jerry O’Sullivan (Munster GAA Chairman), Aoife Murray (Camogie Player of the Year), John Kiely (Manager of the Year), Aine O’Sullivan (Ladies Footballer of the Year), Joe McKenna (Hall of Fame Hurling)

Munster Coaching Skills Workshop

Munster Camogie/GAA Coaching Skills Workshop – Saturday 8th December 2018, UL Sport, Co Limerick

Munster Camogie Council are pleased to be hosting a Coaching Skills Workshop on Saturday 8th December 2018, 11-2pm @ UL Sport, Co Limerick as part of our commitment to increasing the skills and knowledge of our coaches. We have a stellar line up of coaches, tutors and players delivering including – Alan Cunningham, Seoirse Bulfin, Damien Coleman and more!

The workshops are open to all qualified Camogie/GAA coaches and will focus on working with players aged 11-17yrs, cost is €20pp.

Please click on the link below to sign up and for more detailed information on each workshop – places are limited to 100 coaches at each venue, lunch is included in the ticket price and no refunds will be available!

Limerick (UL Sport) – Saturday 8th December, 11-2pm – GUEST TUTORS INCLUDE = Alan Cunningham, Seoirse Bulfin, Damien Coleman, Colm O’Brien

Click for more details & to sign up

Munster GAA Higher Education Fixtures / Results

Fitzgibbon Cup Weekend

The Fitzgibbon Cup Weekend took place over the weekend just gone by. The weekend consisted of 8 games played on Friday and Saturday. In total, 4 grades were covered and included teams that came from all 4 corners of Ireland. We would like to extend our thank you to WIT who facilitated the weekend in their Sports Arena.

The first final played on Friday afternoon was the Intermediate Hurling Final which was contested between UL and UCD. UL proved much too strong for UCD and came out on top on a scoreline of 2-21 to 1-12.

On Saturday morning the Fergal Maher Cup Final was played between St. Mary’s Belfast and Marino Institute of Technology. St. Mary’s came out on top by a score of 4-12 to 1-8.
Following this, the Ryan Cup Final was contested by GMIT and UUJ. GMIT proved to have too much for UUJ, coming out on top on a score of 1-21 to 1-9.

The last game of the day was the Fitzgibbon Cup Final which was contested by UCC and Mary Immaculate College. UCC continued their extremely impressive form in this game, proving to have too much for Mary I. UCC won the game on a scoreline of 2-21 to 0-13. This tops off an extremely impressive double for UCC, after the UCC footballers won the Sigerson Cup during the week.

We would like to extend our congratulations to all the winners and our commiserations to all the losers.

Fitzgibbon Cup Final – UCC 2-21 Mary Immaculate 0-13 – Match Report

Sigerson Cup Weekend

The Sigerson Cup Weekend took place over the weekend that has just passed. The weekend consisted of 12 games played between Friday, Saturday and Sunday. These games covered 5 grades in total and consisted of teams from New York, Liverpool and the 4 corners of Ireland. We would like to thank Mallow GAA for the use of their facilities and their cooperation over the 3 days.

One of the first finals that took place on the Saturday was the Intermediate Football Championship Final. This was contested by DCU 2 and NUIG. DCU 2 came out on top of what was a very tense affair on a scoreline of 2-8 to 1-9. At the same time the Corn Mac Leinn Shield Final was contested by Marino Institute of Technology and New York. Marino Institute came out on top of a very fairly contested game on a scoreline of 3-12 to 0-09. The Corn Mac Leinn Final was next on the cards and was contested by Hope University Liverpool and IT Tallaght. Hope University Liverpool came out on top in the end on a scoreline of 3-09 to 0-09. At the same time the Trench Cup Final was contested by LYIT and DkIT. In what was a very sporting game, LYIT emerged victorious on a scoreline of 0-15 to 2-07. The final game on Saturday was UCD and St. Mary’s of Belfast in the Sigerson Cup Semi-Final. In an entertaining contest St. Mary’s proved too strong for UCD, emerging victorious 0-10 to 0-07. On Sunday the second Sigerson Cup Semi-Final was contested by UCC and NUIG. In what was a very tense and tight affair, UCC emerged victorious on a scoreline of 4-09 to 1-15.

We would like to extend our congratulations to all the winners and commiserations to the losers.

Sigerson Cup Final – UCC 0-16 St Mary’s 1-9 – Match Report

Tuesday 19/02/19
Fresher A hurling
CIT V NUIM in CIT at 7:30pm

Wednesday 20/02/19
Sigerson Cup Final
UCC V St. Mary’s Belfast O’Moore Park Portlaoise 7:30pm

Junior Hurling
CIT V UCC in CIT 7:30pm
IT Tralee V UL in Tralee at 8:00pm

Thursday 21/02/19
Fresher A Football
CIT V UUJ in Abbottstown at 7:00pm

Fresher B Football
UCD V CIT in UCD at 7:00pm
UCC V Maynooth in UCC, Time TBC
UL V UUJ in Abbottstown at 4:30pm

Fresher B hurling
MICL V CIT in MICL at 3:30pm

Friday 22/02/19
Intermediate Hurling Final
UL V UCD in WIT at 4:00pm

Saturday 23/02/19
Fitzgibbon Cup Final
UCC V MICL in WIT at 2:45pm


Wednesday November 14th

MICL 4.10 UL 1.09 Freshers Football Quarter-Final

November 6th to 8th

UCC 2.17 CIT 1.20 Senior Hurling League

WIT: 0.19 IT Carlow: 1.14 Senior Hurling League

UL 0-25 NUIG 0-25 Senior Hurling league

ITT 1-16 CIT 1-14 Senior Football League

MICL 5.15 WIT 2.03 Freshers Football

UCC 0.16 CIT 0.11 Intermediate Hurling League

UCC 3.18 NUIG 1.10 Senior Camogie League

IT Tralee: 5.11 WIT: 1.10 Intermediate Camogie League

UCC 4.06 NUIG 1.06 Senior Ladies Football League

CIT 4.09 UCC 2.09 Division 3 Ladies Football

MIC 3-15 NUIG 2-6 Division 4 Ladies Football

Thursday November 1st

CIT 1-15 Mary I 1-9 Camogie League

Mary I 3-15 UL 1-9 Fresher A Hurling League

Wednesday October 31st

UCC 0-13 CIT 1-9 Fresher A Football League

UCC 1-12 CIT 0-5 Fresher B Football League

UL 3-19 UCC 0-7 Senior Camogie League

Tuesday October 30th

Mary I 7-24 NUIG 1-19 Senior Hurling League

UL 6-19 Garda College 1-14 Senior Hurling League

UCC 0.23 CIT 1.17 Fresher A Hurling League

UCC 4.18 CIT 0.14 Fresher B Hurling League

Mary I 3-17 UL2 1-14 Ladies Freshers Football

Tuesday October 23rd

WIT: 6.16 CIT: 2.11 Senior Hurling Division 1 C Rd 2

UCC 2.14 UL 2.12 Senior Football League

UCC 5.09 UL 2.07 Intermediate Football League

UCC 1.19 IT Carlow 1.17 Fresher A Hurling League

UCC 1.13 CCFE 1.14 Fresher B Hurling League

UCC 5.19 IT Tallaght 2.06 Fresher B Football League

Monday October 22nd

WIT: 5.16 MICL: 1.05 Senior Football Division 2 Group B Rd 3

WIT: 2.11 SCHM: 3.05 Senior Football Division 4 Group A Rd 3

UL 6-24 IT Tralee 3-9 Fresher 2 Hurling League

WIT: 1.17 IT Carlow: 5.5 Ladies Senior Football Division 2 League Rd 2

Thursday October 18th

UCC 0-14 IT Tralee 0-14 Senior Football League

MICL 5-16 LIT 1-20 Fresher A Hurling League
UL 2-33 NUIG 1-14 Fresher A Hurling League

MICL 1-12 IT Tralee 2-08 Fresher Football League

Wednesday 17th October

MICL 1-19 Garda 1-17 Senior Hurling League
UCC 3-14 WIT 0-15 Senior Hurling League
UL 2-23 LIT 1-22 Senior Hurling League

GMIT 2-16 MICL 1-11 Senior Football League
UL 1-13 CIT 0-08 Senior Football League
WIT 6-23 St Pats Thurles 0-01 Senior Football League

Tuesday 16th October

WIT 4-14 UCC 0-17 Fresher A Hurling League

UCC 1-17 WIT 1-14 Fresher B Hurling League
CCFE 4-17 CIT 0-10 Fresher B Hurling League

UCC 1-12 UL 1-10 Fresher A Football League
IT Carlow 0-17 CIT 1-7 Fresher A Football League

UCC 2-16 UL 2-11 Fresher B Football League
WIT 0-14 LIT 0-06 Fresher B Football League

Monday 15th October

IT Tralee 3-14 MICL 2-11 Fresher B Hurling League.

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final – Cork 0-14 Kilkenny 0-13

Cork defeated Kilkenny by 0-14 to 0-13 in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final on Sunday September 9th at Croke Park.

Team News

Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Semi-Final – Cork 0-21 Tipperary 0-9

Cork defeated Tipperary by 0-21 to 0-9 in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Semi-Final on Saturday August 18th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Team News

CORK (v Tipperary): A Murray, L O’Sullivan, L Treacy, P Mackey, L Coppinger, G O’Connor, C Sigerson, J White, A Thompson, A O’Connor, O Cronin, L Collins, K Mackey, N McCarthy, H Looney
Subs: A Lee, A Sheehan, L Homan, S Hutchinson, L Hayes, S McCarthy, N O’Callaghan, O Cotter, S Beausang, B Corkery

TIPPERARY (v Cork): C Bourke, J A Bourke, G Grace, C Quirke, C Mullaney, K Kennedy, Mary Ryan, L Loughnan, E Fryday, Ciarda Maher, Caoimhe Maher, O O’Dwyer, G O’Brien, C Devane, R Cahill
Subs: S Quigley, S Fryday, E Loughman, C Walsh, Megan Ryan, M Campion, J Kelly, A McGrath, E McDonnell, C Hennessy

Job Opportunity – Camogie Youth Development Co-ordinator

Reporting to the Technical Development and Participation Manager, the key purpose of the Camogie Youth Development Co-ordinator is to develop, manage and support initiatives that support young people’s development, involvement and pathway within the sport. This involvement includes playing, refereeing, coaching and administrative aspects in the sport.

The closing date for applications is Friday April 13th, 2018 at 5.00pm

Click here for more details + application form

2017 Munster GAA Awards

The 2017 Munster GAA Awards took place on Saturday December 9th at a gala dinner in the Fota Island Resort Hotel in Cork.

Click here to view photos from the 2017 Munster GAA Awards

Footballer, Ladies Footballer, Manager of the Year and
Under 21 Hurler Announced for 2017 Munster GAA Awards

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue and Waterford’s Michelle Ryan have secured the Senior Footballer and Ladies’ Footballer accolades respectively in the 2017 Munster GAA Awards. The Manager of the Year award goes to Cork senior hurling manager, Kieran Kingston and the under 21 Hurling Award goes to Aaron Gillane of Limerick.

Speaking on the announcement of these awards Jerry O’Sullivan, Chairman of Munster GAA said “James O’Donoghue and Michelle Ryan contributed hugely to their teams’ performances this year and are deserving winners of the top playing awards in Gaelic Football and Ladies Gaelic Football respectively. Aaron Gillane was the star of the under 21 hurling. It was marvellous to see the Munster Hurling champions, Cork defy expectations to win three games and a deserved Munster Championship. Their Manager, Kieran Kingston, deserves great credit for bringing Munster honours back to the Rebel County. Congratulations to all the 2017 Award winners.”

Click here to view photos from the 2017 Munster GAA Awards

The full list of Munster GAA Award winners for 2017 are as follows:

Austin Flynn (Waterford) – Hurling Hall of Fame
Seamus Clancy (Clare) – Football Hall of Fame
John Costigan (Tipperary) – Distinguished Service Award
Killian Spillane (Kerry) – Under 21 Football
Aaron Gillane (Limerick) – Under 21 Hurling
Brian Turnbull (Cork) – Minor Hurling
David Clifford (Kerry) – Minor Football
Patrice Diggin (Kerry) – Camogie
Michelle Ryan (Waterford) – Ladies Football
JP O’Connor (Limerick) – Handball
Kanturk (Cork) – Club
Mark Coleman (Cork) – Senior Hurling
James O’Donoghue (Kerry) – Senior Football
Kieran Kingston (Cork) – Manager

Click here to view photos from the 2017 Munster GAA Awards

Job Vacancy – Camogie Learning & Development Co-ordinator

The Camogie Association is seeking to appoint to a Learning and Development Co-ordinator.

The post can be based at Camogie Association’s national office in Athlone, Armagh, Dublin or Limerick.

Click here for more details

Closing Date – 5.00 p.m. on Friday 1st December 2017

Job Vacancy – Office and Communications Administrator

The Camogie Association is looking for a dynamic, energetic and positive person to join our team. The successful candidate will be reporting to the Operations Co-ordinator and will link in with all departments within the organisation to ensure the smooth running of the Camogie Association.

The post is based in the Camogie Association offices in Dublin. The post operates in a team environment and the post holder will be expected to work in a collaborative way with staff and volunteer colleagues.
This Post is attached to a salary scale of €25,000-€32,000 per annum.

The post holder will be required to have access to transport/a clean full driving licence and the appointment will be subject to Garda/PSNI vetting clearance.
To apply for this job please fill out the accompanying application form, CV’s and cover letters will not be accepted.

Deadline for receiving completed application forms will be 5.00pm Friday the 8th September 2017 .

A shortlist of selected candidates will be invited to attend for Interview in Croke Park on Wednesday the 20th September 2017.

Click on the link for full job description and application form: http://www.camogie.ie/news.asp?id=5534

Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Quarter-Final – Galway 1-22 Tipperary 0-10

Galway defeated Tipperary by 1-22 to 0-10 in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday August 5th at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Galway make smooth progress to last four

By Daragh Ó Conchúir

Galway 1-22 Tipperary 0-10

A STUNNING opening quarter laid the groundwork for Galway as they charted a comfortable path to the last four of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship.

The result of the opening quarter-final at Semple Stadium would have ensured that Mark Dunne’s players were extremely wary of the Tipperary threat and they laid down a marker from the beginning, streaking into a 0-10 to 0-0 lead despite playing into the wind.

Tipperary did show plenty of spirit however and did extremely well to peg back the westerners to a seven-point margin at the interval, when they trailed by 0-12 to 0-5.

Orla O’Dwyer reduced that by one more 35 seconds after the resumption but with the wind at their backs and the speed and movement of their forwards creating so many opportunities, there was no way that Brian Boyle’s crew were likely to prevail having started so poorly.

It was all too easy for the westerners early on as the McGrath sisters Orlaith and Niamh got on the scoresheet, with the youngest of the four siblings on the squad Siobhán causing carnage and adding two of her own later on.
Maria Cooney and Niamh Kilkenny also shot a pair of points each, while Ailish O’Reilly punished Tipp’s defensive indiscretions clinically, converting four from four placed balls.

Ciardha Maher finally got Tipp on the board in the 21st minute, after Sarah Healy had saved Mary Ryan’s hand-passed attempt at goal and that seemed to settle the home side. Cáit Devane, Orla O’Dwyer, Mairéad Teehan and Maher also found their range to give their side hope at the break.

O’Dwyer’s second score added to that optimism but when O’Reilly profited from a neat touch by Aoife Donohue to calmly place a ground shot beyond Orla McEniry for a goal and it was over from that juncture.

Ann Marie Starr, Niamh McGrath, Donohue and the graceful Kilkenny kept the scoreboard ticking over and though Devane, Megan Ryan and Róisín Howard did earn some reward for their efforts, the margin would have been much greater but for the 11 wides Galway recorded as they became a little self-indulgent with the game in the bag.
Notably, the Galway defence kept up their intensity and workrate throughout, pulling off a range of hooks and blooks and forcing numerous turnovers.

Tara Kenny and Heather Cooney were magnificent in that regard with the former earning the Player of the Match award, although there were plenty other contenders.

In the end, both sides introduced a host of subs as the game fizzled to its inevitable conclusion but while Tipperary will be disappointed that they didn’t ask more questions of Galway, the Tribeswomen appear hellbent on adding to their haul of two All-Ireland titles, and winning their first since 2013.

SCORERS FOR GALWAY: A O’Reilly 1-7(0-6fs, 0-1 45); N Kilkenny 0-4; N McGrath 0-3; M Cooney, S McGrath 0-2 each; O’McGrath, A M Starr, A Donohue, C Finnerty 0-1 each

SCORERS FOR TIPPERARY: C Devane 0-3(2fs), Ciardha Maher 0-2, O O’Dwyer 0-2, M Teehan 0-1, Megan Ryan 0-1, R Howard

GALWAY: Sarah Healy, S Dervan, R Black, T Kenny, H Cooney, R Hennelly, L Ryan, O McGrath, A M Starr, N McGrath, M Cooney, N Kilkenny, A Donohue, A O’Reilly, S McGrath
Subs: N Hanniffy for Cooney (51), C McGrath for Black (55), Shauna Healy for Kenny (56), C Finnerty for Donohue (58), N Coen for S McGrath 58)

TIPPERARY: O McEniry, C Walsh, G Grace, J A Bourke, A McGrath, Caoimhe Maher, C Quirke, E Fryday, Megan Ryan, O O’Dwyer, C Devane, N Walsh, Mary Ryan, R Howard, Ciardha Maher
Subs: M Teehan for McGrath temp (23, McGrath for Fryday 33), T Ryan for Caoimhe Maher (37), E Loughman for Bourke (37), M Campion for Walsh (53)

REFEREE: O Elliott (Antrim)

Match Preview

Team News

Match Preview

Galway v Tipperary, Semple Stadium, 7pm

In one sense, Tipperary are already in bonus territory, having waited until the last round of games to record a win that proved enough to make it through to this stage by one point on score difference against their victims, Offaly.

It was the definition of fine margins but the fact of the matter is that Tipp had been performing reasonably well, without getting the results.
Another fact is that they were in the top six last year too and were minutes away from a sensational victory over Wexford. They allowed an eight-point lead to slip and went out to a Kate Kelly injury-time point.

Lack of consistency has dogged them for a couple of years now but while Sarah Fryday is a huge loss, Cáit Devane’s return has offered more firepower, and Orla O’Dwyer, Megan Ryan and Nicole Walsh are dangerous attackers too.

Galway are on their third management team in three seasons with the retired former goal sneak Molly Dunne joining ex-Galway and Dublin hurler Niall Corcoran in Mark Dunne’s backroom staff. Much of the playing personnel is familiar however.

Niamh Kilkenny remains a driving force from the middle and along with Lorraine Ryan provides serious leadership. Ailish O’Reilly has assumed freetaking duties and is doing very well, while also retaining her eye for goal. Orlaith McGrath is in top form too while the youngest of the siblings Siobhán (Niamh and Clodagh are also on the panel) invariably contributes off the bench.

There have been some tweaks in defence with long-hitting Sarah Healy assuming the goalkeeper’s mantle from the now-retired Susan Earner.
Galway will be expected to advance to the Semi-Finals but Tipp have shown before that they can bother the very best if they put their best foot forward.

Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Quarter-Final
Saturday August 5th
Dublin v Wexford
Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Throw-in: 5pm
Referee: Cathal Egan (Cork)

Galway v Tipperary
Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Throw-in: 7pm
Referee: Owen Elliott (Antrim)

*Extra-time to be played in the event of a draw in either game.

Admission Prices
Adults: €10
Students/OAPs: €5
Juveniles (U18): Free

Tickets can be purchased online from www.tickets.ie or from selected Centra and SuperValu stores nationwide. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the ground on the day of the match.