Tipperary defeated Kerry by 2-9 to 0-8 in the Munster GAA Football Minor Championship Quarter Final on Saturday at Austin Stack Park Tralee.
Kennedy sets up rare win
Tipperary 2-09 Kerry 0-08
By Kieran McCarthy for the Irish Examiner newspaper
All-Ireland minor football champions Tipperary recorded their first win on Kerry soil since 1984 in the Munster MFC on Saturday night. After a poor first-half that saw Kerry lead 0-4 to 0-2 at Austin Stack Park in Tralee, a physically powerful and more experienced Tipperary blitzed the hosts in the second period, with Colman Kennedy grabbing a brace of goals to set-up a provincial semi-final against Cork next month.
Tipperary manager David Power said: "We have a very daunting task now to go down to Cork to play them on May 16. But it’s great for confidence to get a win down here in Kerry, our first here since 1984. "We are happy with the second-half performance. In the first half we were playing well up to the final third but we just weren’t showing our dominance on the scoreboard." Colman Kennedy’s first goal came eight minutes into the second half, following good build-up play from Philip Quirke and Jason Lonergan, to push Tipperary ahead for the first-time (1-4 to 0-6).
By the time Kennedy bagged his second goal with 10 minutes left, Tipperary — dominant in midfield thanks to Quirke and Stephen O’Brien — had added points through Lonergan, impressive wing-back Bill Maher and Kennedy again to lead 2-7 to 0-6, while a disappointing Kerry struggled to make any impact. A low-point saw Tipp defender Kevin Fahey sent off midway through the second half after picking up two yellow cards. Kerry goalkeeper Stephen Cahillane saved a fourth-minute penalty from Tipp keeper Evan Comerford, while Kerry manager Mickey Ned O’Sullivan has promised to ring the changes for tomorrow night’s semi-final play-off away to Waterford (Fraher Field Dungarvan, 7pm).
Scorers for Kerry: N Sheehy (1f), D Ó Sé (1f) 0-2, E Ó Conchúir, K Murphy (1 45), A Barry, S Moloney 0-1 each
Scorers for Tipperary: C Kennedy (2f) 2-2, B Maher, TJ Ryan (1f) 0-2 each, J Longeran, I Fahey, S O’Brien 0-1 each.
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)
Munster MFC: Tipp off to a flier in Tralee
Report from the Hogan Stand web site
Parading eight of last year’s All-Ireland winning side, Tipperary accounted for Kerry with surprising ease at Austin Stack Park, Tralee last night.
Tipperary 2-9 Kerry 0-8
The Kingdom played the last 20 minutes with 14 men, but Tipp were already on course for victory at that stage. Mickey Ned O’Sullivan’s charges were backed by a strong wind in the opening half, but only led by 0-4 to 0-2 at the break. Indeed, they were lucky not to be behind after goalkeeper Stephen Cahalane saved a penalty from his opposite number Evan Comerford.
Tipp took control on the resumption with two goals from corner forward Colman Kennedy, while wing back Bill Maher also caught the eye with two points. Tipp can expect a tougher test from Cork in the Munster semi-final on May 16, while Kerry must pick themselves up quickly for a losers’ group clash against Waterford in Dungarvan on Tuesday night.
Tipperary: C Kennedy 2-2 (0-2f), T J Ryan (0-1f), B Maher 0-2 each, J Lonergan, I Fahey and P Quirke 0-1 each
Kerry: N Sheehy (fs), D O’Se (0-1f) 0-2 each, K Murphy (45), A Barry, S Moloney and E O’Conchuir 0-1 each
Referee: J Bermingham (Cork)
Munster MFC first round
Tipperary 2-9 Kerry 0-8
Report from the Irish Independent newspaper
Reigning All-Ireland champions Tipperary had little difficulty in dismissing the feeble Kerry challenge despite having to play the last 20 minutes of the game with 14 men at Austin Stack Park, Tralee, last night. Tipperary, with eight of last year’s team, dominated in most sectors and wing-back Bill Maher was superb with two points. Tipperary had a penalty saved by Kerry ‘keeper Stephen Cahalane in the opening half when his opposite number Evan Comerford was denied, but Kerry’s 0-4 to 0-2 half-time lead was never going to be enough against the wind.
Tipp took over in the second period and two goals from corner-forward Colman Kennedy was enough to sink Kerry. Tipperary now advance to play Cork in the Munster semi-final, while Kerry travel to Waterford this Tuesday night in the losers round.
Scorers — Tipperary: C Kennedy 2-2 (0-2f), T J Ryan (0-1f), B Maher 0-2 each, J Lonergan, I Fahey and P Quirke 0-1 each. Kerry: N Sheehy (fs), D O’Se (0-1f) 0-2 each, K Murphy (45), A Barry, S Moloney and E O’Conchuir 0-1 each
Referee: J Bermingham (Cork)
The Kerry Minor team to play in The Munster Minor Football Quarter Final on Saturday 14th April at 7.00pm
1 Stephen Cahillane (Keel)
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 Evan Doyle (Ballyduff)
9 Gary O'Sullivan (Listry)
10 Sean Moloney (John Mitchels)
11 Dara Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) CAPTAIN
12 Éanna Ó Conchúir (An Ghaeltacht)
13 Niall Sheehy (John Mitchels)
14 Denis Daly ( St Marys)
15 Conor Keane (Legion)
16 Gavin Curran (Dingle)
17 Kieran Murphy (Kilcummin)
18 Adam Barry (Brosna)
19 Kevin McCarthy (Kilcummin)
20 Adrian Spillane (Templenoe)
21 Jack Savage (Kerins O'Rahillys)
22 Gavin O'Shea (Dr Crokes)
23 Cathal Sheehan (Legion)
24 Daniel Collins (Ardfert)
25 Gerald O'Sullivan (Tarbert)
26 Jack Barry (Na Gaeil)
27 Cillian Fitzgerald (Churchill)
28 Darragh Carmody (Na Gaeil)
29 Martin Tierney (Kerins O'Rahillys)
30 Deavan O'Flaherty (Cromane )
31 David Foran (St Senans)
Bainisteoir: Mickey Ned O'Sullivan (Kenmare )
Selectors: John O'Keeffe (Austin Stacks) & Peter Keane (St Mary's )
The following players were all members of The Corn Uí Mhuirí Munster Colleges Title 2012 - Cathal Ó Lúing (An Ghaeltacht), Dara Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht) CAPTAIN, Éanna Ó Conchúir (An Ghaeltacht), Gavin Curran (Dingle)
The Tipperary Minor Football team to play Kerry in the Munster championship on Saturday evening next at 7.00pm at Austin Stack Park Tralee is -
1. Evan Comerford (Clonmel Commercials)
2. Thomas O’Donoghue (Lattin Cullen)
3. James Feehan (Killenaule)
4. Lorcan Egan (Loughmore Castleiney)
5. Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
6. Dylan Fitzelle (Cashel King Cormacs)
7. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash)
8. Stephen O’Brien (Ballina)
9. John McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)
10. Jason Lonergan (Clonmel Commercials)
11. Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
12. Greg Henry (Killenaule)
13. Jack Shelly (Mullinahone)
14. Philip Quirke (Moyle Rovers)
15. Colman Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)
Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
For the Record
MUNSTER GAA FOOTBALL MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2012
Saturday April 14th
@ Gaelic Grounds Limerick Limerick v Cork @ 7:00pm
@ Austin Stack Park Tralee Kerry v Tipperary @ 7:00pm
@ Cusack Park Ennis Clare v Waterford @ 6:45pm
Semi-Final Play-off 1
Tuesday April 17th
Losers of Kerry v Tipperary vs. Losers of Clare v Waterford
@ Clare venue Kerry v Clare
@ Waterford venue Kerry v Waterford
@ Clare venue Tipperary v Clare
@ Waterford venue Tipperary v Waterford
Semi-Final Play-off 2
Tuesday April 24th
Losers of Limerick v Cork vs. Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 1
Wednesday May 16th
Winners of Limerick v Cork vs. Winners of Kerry v Tipperary
Winners of Clare v Waterford vs. Winners of Semi-Final Play-off 2
Sunday July 8th
Munster Minor Football Championship Roll Of Honour
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.
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
1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995, 2011
1929, 1930, 1953
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
Odds and Ends
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 47 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.
Dating back to 2005, Waterford have won 1 of their last 15 games in the Munster Minor Football