kerry Minor team Announced

The Kerry Minor team that will play Clare in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final on Wednesday May 16th at 7:30pm in Cusack Park Ennis is as follows:
1. Gavin Curran, (Dingle)
2. Cathal Ó Lúing , (An Ghaeltacht) 3. Gavin Crowley (Templenoe), 4. Shane O'Connor (John Mitchels)
5. Brian Crowley (Templenoe) 6. Ronan Murphy (Beaufort) 7. Greg Horan (Austin Stacks)
8. Kieran Murphy (Kilcummin) 9. Eanna Ó Conchuir ( An Ghaeltacht)
10. Gavin O'Shea (Dr Crokes) 11. Jack Savage (Kerins O'Rahillys) 12. Cillian Fitzgerald
( Churchill)
13.Darragh Carmody (Na Gaeil) 14.Denis Daly (St Marys) 15.Conor Keane ( Legion)
Substitutes:
16. Stephen Cahillane (Keel)17. Sean Moloney (John Mitchel's)
18. Evan Doyle (Ballyduff)
19. Martin Tierney (Kerins O'Rahillys) 20. Deavan O'Flaherty (Cromane)
21.Jack Barry (Na Gaeil)22. Gary O'Sullivan (Listry)
23. Dara Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht)
24. Adrian Spillane (Templenoe)
25. Niall Sheehy (John Mitchel's)
26. Cathal Sheahan (Legion)

Other Players on the panel:
27. David Foran (St Senan's)
28. Gerald O'Sullivan (Tarbert)
29 . Adam Barry (Brosna)
30. Kevin McCarthy ( Kilcummin)
31. Patrick O'Connor (Dingle)
Bainsteoir : Mickey Ned O'Sullivan (Kenmare)
Selectors: Peter Keane (St Mary's) and John O'Keeffe
(Austin Stacks)
Coach: Ross Corbett
Coach: Peter O'Brien

When – Wednesday May 16th at 7:30pm

Where – Cusack Park Ennis

Referee – Richard Moloney (Limerick)

Extra time
– (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

Next Round – The winners will play Cork or Tipperary on July 8th in the Munster Final

PRO Contact Details

Kerry PRO Maureen O’Shea –  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and 087-9795220

Clare PRO Syl O’Connor –  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and 087 2453253

Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information

For the Record

Kerry Clare
2011 Championship Performance Defeated Waterford in the first round before losing to Tipperary by 2-12 to 3-8 in the semi-final. Lost to Cork in the first round. Defeated Waterford and Limerick in the Losers Group playoffs before losing to Cork in the semi-final by 1-16 to 0-6.
Number of Munster Minor Football titles 41 3
Last Munster Minor Football Title 2009 1953
Munster Minor Football Championship Record since 2000 Played – 48
Won – 37
Lost – 8
Drawn – 3
Played – 42
Won – 15
Lost – 23
Drawn – 4
Last meeting in the Munster Minor Football Championship May 13th 2009 – Kerry 2-10 Clare 1-4 at Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster Semi-Final) – Two second half Kerry goals helped the Kingdom to book their Munster Final place at the expense of Clare.

MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

First Round

Saturday April 14th

@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick            Cork 3-13 Limerick 0-6
@ Austin Stack Park Tralee            Tipperary 2-9 Kerry 0-8
@ Cusack Park Ennis                      Clare 2-20 Waterford 0-6

Semi-Final Play-off 1

Tuesday April 17th

@ Fraher Field Dungarvan  Kerry 1-14 Waterford 1-3

Semi-Final Play-off 2

Tuesday April 24th

@ Austin Stack Park Tralee            Kerry 3-9 Limerick 0-5

Semi-Finals

Wednesday May 16th

@ Pairc Ui Chaoimh Cork v Tipperary @ 7:30pm

@ Cusack Park Ennis Kerry v Clare @ 7:30pm

Final
Sunday July 8th

Useful Information

Clare’s victory against Waterford in the first round ensured a semi-final place in May. Clare have qualified for the Munster Minor Football Semi-Final in just 2 of the previous 6 seasons dating back to 2006, losing the semi-finals of 2009 (to Kerry) and 2011 (to Cork).

Kerry’s defeat to Tipperary in the 2012 first round match broke a 12 match unbeaten run at Austin Stack Park Tralee in this competition dating back to 1993. On that occasion, Cork defeated Kerry by 2-7 to 1-9 in the Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final on July 9th 1993.

Prior to 2012, Kerry’s last defeat in a first round Munster Minor Football Championship game was in March 2002 when they lost to Tipperary by 2-11 to 2-9 at Kilmallock. Kerry avenged that defeat with a 3-16 to 2-6 win over Tipperary in the 2002 Munster Final played at Semple Stadium Thurles.

Kerry have never lost 2 Munster Minor Football Championship matches in the one year.

Limerick have lost 7 of their last 8 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship dating back to 2008. Their only success in that time was a 3-10 to 2-4 victory over Waterford at Kilmallock in the first round in 2010.

Dating back to 2005, Waterford have won 1 of their last 17 games in the Munster Minor Football Championship.

Since 1956, Cork and Kerry have won every Munster Minor Football title with the exception of 1984, 1995 and 2011 when Tipperary were successful.

Tipperary have played 48 matches in the Munster Minor Football Championship since 2000, more than any other Munster county.

Cork, Kerry and Tipperary have won at least 1 match in the Munster Minor Football Championship every year since 2001.

2012 Munster Minor Football Championship Matches played to date

Tipperary 2-9 Kerry 0-8 – April 14th @ Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster First Round)

Kerry: S Cahillane; C Ó Lúing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, R Murphy, G Horan; E Doyle, G O’Sullivan; S Moloney, D Ó Sé, E Ó Conchúir; N Sheehy, D Daly, C Keane.
Subs: K Murphy for G O’Sullivan (18); C Fitzgerald for D Daly (30); A Spillane for E Doyle (41); A Barry for N Sheehy (46); J Savage for D Ó Sé (58).

Tipperary: E Comerford; T O’Donoghue, J Feehan, L Egan; K Fahey, D Fitzelle, B Maher; S O’Brien, P Quirke; J Lonergan, J McGrath, G Henry; J Shelly, I Fahey, C Kennedy.
Subs: D Cass for T O’Donoghue (36); J Maher for G Henry (52); T Kirwan for J McGrath (56); TJ Ryan for J Shelly (58).

Referee: James Bermingham (Cork)

Clare 2-20 Waterford 0-6 – April 14th @ Cusack Park Ennis (Munster First Round)

Clare: L Corbett, F Pyne, S Garry, J Brown, C McNeilis, C Murray, M Bohannon, J Malone (Capt.), E Hanrahan, S Corry, N Deasy, T Lynch, B Lynch, E Cleary, C Cleary
Subs: S McGuire for Corry (38), C Deasy for T Lynch (38), N Pender for C Cleary (46), E Clancy for Bohannon (48), C Burke for E Cleary (52).

Waterford: A Kirwan, D Fitzgerald, B Looby, S Halley, T Devine, T Burke, J Barron (Capt.), M Houlihan, M Casey, M Curry, M Kiely, S O’Donovan, A O’Donoghue, P O’Connor, R Donnelly.
Subs: C Gleeson for Casey (half-time), D Scanlon for Houlihan (39), C Burke for Fitzgerald (41), L Houlihan for Curry (43).

Referee: David Grogan (Tipperary)

Cork 3-13 Limerick 0-6 – April 14th @ Gaelic Grounds Limerick (Munster First Round)

Cork:  M Martin; S O’Leary, T O’Rourke, S Cronin; K Crowley, C Hyde, J Davis; P Fitzgerald, A O’Donovan; S T O’Sullivan, C Vaughan, B O’Driscoll; K McIntyre, K O’Connor, C Horgan.
Subs: I Maguire for McIntyre (half-time), A Moynihan for O’Connor (half-time), E Dennehy for Crowley (36), A Murphy for O’Leary (53), P Kelleher for Fitzgerald (58).

Limerick: J O’Meara; D Greaney, M O’Connor, K Meade; P White, S Cahill, S Barrett; D Condron, R Burke; S O’Dea, D Daly, R McKenna; J Frawley, D O’Donovan, E O’Donnell.
Subs: T McCarthy for McKenna (28), C O’Shea for O’Dea (28), J Breen for Frawley (35), G Bateman for O’Donnell (50), C Sheehan for O’Donovan (53).

Referee: Edmund Walsh (Kerry)

Kerry 1-14 Waterford 1-3 – April 17th @ Fraher Field Dungarvan (Munster Semi-Final 1st Playoff)

Kerry — G Curran; C U Luing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, R Murphy, J Barry; E O Conchuir, K Murphy; N Sheehy, J Savage, C Fitzgerald; K McCarthy, D Daly, C Keane.
Subs: A Spillane for Fitzgerald (27), S Moloney for Barry (h-t), G O’Shea for McCarthy (h-t), G Horan for O Luing (34), A Barry for Sheehy (54).

Waterford — A Kirwan; C Burke, J O’Donnell, B Looby; S O’Donovan, T Burke, J Barron; T Devine, M Kiely; A O’Donoghue, M Curry, P O’Connor; C Gleeson, L Houlihan, R Donnelly.
Subs: S Halley for C Burke (42), M Casey for O’Donoghue (49), M Troy for Houlihan (54), D Scanlon for Kiely (59).

Referee — Kevin Murphy (Cork)

Kerry 3-9 Limerick 0-5 – April 24th @ Austin Stack Park Tralee (Munster Semi-Final 2nd Playoff)

Kerry: G Curran; C Ó Luing, G Crowley, S O’Connor; B Crowley, R Murphy, G Horan; E Ó Conchúir, K Murphy; G O’Sullivan, J Savage, C Fitzgerald; N Sheehy, D Daly, C Keane.
Subs: G O’Shea for N Sheehy (41); A Barry for C Keane (54); D Collins for C Ó Luing (58); D Foran for D Daly (60); E Doyle for K Murphy (60).

Limerick: J O’Meara; D Greaney, M O’Connor, K Meade; P White, S Cahill, S Barrett; D Condron, R Burke; E O’Donnell, D Daly, T McCarthy; D Stapleton, D O’Donovan, J Breen.
Subs: J Frawley for T McCarthy (41); R McKenna for D Daly (44); D Jones for D Greaney (48); C O’Shea for D O’Donovan (50).

Referee: Michael Rock (Clare)

2012 Top Scorers – Munster Minor Football Championship

Conor Horgan (Cork) – 3-0 (1-0 penalty)
Eoin Cleary (Clare) – 1-6
Ryan Donnelly (Waterford) – 1-6 (1-0 penalty, 0-1 free)
Jack Savage (Kerry) – 0-8 (0-4 frees)
Colman Kennedy (Tipperary) – 2-2 (0-2 frees)
Conor Cleary (Clare) – 0-6
Niall Sheehy (Kerry) – 0-6 (0-4 frees)
Kieran Murphy (Kerry) – 0-5 (0-2 45)
Conor Keane (Kerry) – 1-2
Eanna O’Conchuir (Kerry) – 1-1
Brian O’Driscoll (Cork) – 0-4 (0-2 frees)
Gerald O’Sullivan (Kerry) – 1-0
Gavin O’Shea (Kerry) – 1-0
Sean T O’Sullivan (Cork) – 0-3
C Deasy (Clare) – 1-0
B Lynch (Clare) – 0-3
J Malone (Clare) – 0-3
Denis Daly (Kerry) – 0-2
Sean Moloney (Kerry) – 0-2
Dara O’Se (Kerry) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
Robbie Burke (Limerick) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
Alan O’Donovan (Cork) – 0-2
Cathal Vaughan (Cork) – 0-2
TJ Ryan (Tipperary) – 0-2 (0-1 free)
Bill Maher (Tipperary) – 0-2

N Deasy (Clare) – 0-2

Greg Horan (Kerry), Cillian Fitzgerald (Kerry), D Scanlon (Waterford), L Houlihan (Waterford), M Curry (Waterford), Jason Lonergan (Tipperary), Ian Fahey (Tipperary), Philip Quirke (Tipperary), Adam Barry (Kerry), Sean Barrett (Limerick), Jack Breen (Limerick), G Bateman (Limerick), C Sheehan (Limerick), Ian Maguire (Cork), Paul Fitzgerald (Cork) 0-1 each

Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour

Kerry (41)

1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009.

Cork (29)

1939, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010

Tipperary (6)

1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995, 2011

Clare (3)

1929, 1930, 1953

Limerick (1)

1956

Munster Minor Football 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 in1929 – http://munster.gaa.ie/history/mf_teams/

Munster Minor Football Cup

The Tadhg Crowley Cup was presented by Munster Council in 1990 to commemorate late Munster Council Treasurer. Tadhg was elected as Munster Council Treasurer in 1968 and served until his death in December 1989. A teacher by profession, he also served as Kerry County Board Secretary from 1955 until 1970. Tadhg was recognized as a specialist in organizing and handling styles and gates at big Munster Championship games.

All Ireland Minor Football Championship

In the Minor Football All Ireland Roll of Honour, Kerry top the charts with 11 titles while Cork are tied for second with Dublin with 10 titles. Clare won the first All-Ireland Minor Football title in 1929 while Tipperary’s two All-Ireland successes at this grade came in 1934 and 2011. Between them Munster counties have accounted for 24 All-Ireland Minor Football titles, ahead of Leinster and Ulster (20 titles each) and Connacht (17 titles).

Kerry were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1946, 1950, 1962, 1963, 1975, 1980, 1988, 1994

Cork were All-Ireland Minor Football Champions in 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1981, 1991, 1993, 2000


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