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Munster U21 Hurling Championship

17 July, 2013

2013 Bord Gais Energy Munster Under 21 Hurling
Championship Semi-Final

Tipperary vs. Cork

When – Wednesday July 17th @ 7:30pm

Where – Semple Stadium Thurles
Referee – Shane Hourigan (Limerick)
Stand-By Referee – Declan O'Driscoll (Limerick)
Linesman – Michael O'Connor (Limerick)
Sideline Official – Richard Moloney (Limerick)
Umpires – Barry O'Donoghue, Derek Byrne, Padraic Jones and Kevin Sheahan (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 play Clare or Waterford on August 7th in the Munster Final
Admission Prices
Adult - €10
Student/OAP with appropriate ID Card - €5
Under 16s are free
Contact Munster GAA PRO Ed Donnelly at for more information

The Cork U21 Hurling team to play Tipperary on Wednesday night at 7.30pm in the Bórd Gáis Energy Munster Semi-Final will line out as follows:
1. Patrick Collins Ballinhassig
2. Colm Spillane  3. Patrick O'Mahony  4. Diarmuid Lester
Castlelyons   Midleton    Bishopstown

5. Daniel O'Mahony  6. Christopher Joyce  7. Damien Cahalane
Carrigtwohill   Na Piarsaigh   St. Finbarr's

  8. Brian Murray   9. Rob O'Shea
  Bishopstown   Carrigaline

10. Jamie Coughlan  11. Daire Lordan  12. Conor Lehane
Newtownshandrum  Courcey Rovers   Midleton

13. Alan Cadogan  14. Jamie Wall   15. Brian Hartnett
Douglas    Kilbrittain    Midleton

16 Tommy Wallace Midleton
17 Stephen Murphy Blackrock
18 Colm Barry Castlelyons
19 Kevin Kavanagh Carrigaline
20 Nicky Kelly Mayfield
21 Mark Sugrue Bandon
22 Kevin Hallissey Eire Og
23 Barry Lawton Castlemartyr
24 Cian Buckley Na Piarsaigh

Captain: Christopher Joyce

Additional Panel Members
Michael Collins Ballinhassig
Sean O'Mahony Ballymartle
Keith Buckley Na Piarsaigh
Darragh Brosnan Brian Dillons
Finbarr O'Mahony Midleton
Philip Crowley Bandon
Killian Burke Midleton
Mark Howard Passage

The Tipperary under 21 team to play Cork at Semple Stadium on Wednesday night in the Bord Gais Energy Munster semi-final shows one change from the team which defeated Limerick in the quarter-final. Tommy Heffernan replaces Dan McCormack in the half forward line. The team is:

1. Darragh Mooney (Éire Óg Annacarty)
2. Cathal Barrett (Holycross Ballycahill)
3. Michael Breen (Ballina)
4. Andrew Ryan (Toomevara)
5. Joe O'Dwyer (Killenaule)
6. Tomás Hamill (Killea)
7. Seamus Kennedy (St. Marys Clonmel)
8. Justin Cahill (Kilruane MacDonaghs)
9. Brian Stapleton (Templederry Kenyons)
10. Tommy Heffernan (Éire Óg Nenagh)
11. Jason Forde (Silvermines)
12. Niall O'Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs) Capt
13. Aidan McCormack (Thurles Sarsfields)
14. Bill Walsh (Carrick Swan)
15. Liam McGrath (Loughmore Cas

For the Record
Cork Tipperary
2012 Championship Performance Lost to Tipperary by 0-18 to 0-17 in the Munster Quarter-Final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.  Defeated Waterford and Limerick to qualify for the Munster Final. Lost to Clare in the final by 1-16 to 1-14 at Cusack Park Ennis.
Number of Munster Under 21 Hurling titles 18 20
Last Munster Under 21 Hurling  Title 2007 2010
Munster Under 21 Hurling  Championship Record since 2000 Played – 26
Won – 14
Lost – 11
Drawn – 2 Played – 29
Won – 19
Lost – 8
Drawn – 2
Last meeting in the Munster Under 21 Hurling  Championship  June 6th at Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Munster Quarter-Final) – Tipperary 0-18 Cork 0-17 – Tipperary came from four points down with six minutes left to snatch victory with a late Sean Curran point from play.
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What happened 3 years ago?
2010 Munster Minor Hurling Championship Round-up Defeated Tipperary in the first round. Drew with Waterford after extra time in the Munster Semi-Final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh before losing the replay by 2-17 to 1-13 at Walsh Park Waterford.  Lost to Cork by 2-31 to 4-22 after extra time in the first round before losing to Clare by 0-17 to 1-13 in the Losers Group Playoff at Cusack Park Ennis.


Friday May 31st
@ Semple Stadium Thurles Tipperary 2-18 Limerick 2-11

Wednesday July 17th
@ Semple Stadium Thurles Cork v Tipperary      @ 7:30pm

Thursday July 18th
@ Walsh Park Waterford   Waterford v Clare     @ 7:30pm

Wednesday August 7th
Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Record – 2000 to 2012

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Roll Of Honour
Tipperary (20) - 1964, 1965, 1967, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

Cork (18) - 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2007

Limerick (6) - 1986, 1987, 2000, 2001, 2002 , 2011

Waterford (3) - 1974, 1992, 1994

Clare (2) – 2009, 2012

Munster Under 21 Hurling 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 in1964 -

Munster Under 21 Hurling Cup

Corn na Cásca presented by the Munster Council in 1966 to commemorate the jubilee of the 1916 Rising.

All Ireland Under 21 Hurling Championship

In the Under 21 Hurling All Ireland Roll of Honour, Cork top the charts along with Kilkenny with 11 titles.
Galway have 10 titles followed by Tipperary with 9. Limerick have won 4 All-Ireland titles in this grade. Clare have won 2 titles (both in the last 4 years) while Waterford have 1 title.

2013 Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Matches played to date
Tipperary 2-18 Limerick 2-11 – May 31st @ Semple Stadium Thurles (Munster Quarter-Final)

Tipperary: Darragh Mooney; Cathal Barrett, Michael Breen, Andrew Ryan; Joe O’Dwyer, Tomás Hamill, Seamus Kennedy; Niall O’Meara, Justin Cahill; Jason Forde, Dan McCormack, Brian Stapleton; Aidan McCormack, Bill Walsh, Liam McGrath
Subs: Conor Kenny for Walsh (46), Bill Maher for O’Dwyer (51), Tommy Heffernan for McCormack (55), John Meagher for Barrett (60+1)
Limerick: Owen Webb O’Rourke; Alan Dempsey, Mark O’Loughlin, Mark Carmody; Dan Morrissey, Barry O’Connell, Kevin O’Donnell; Thomas Ryan, Shane Kenny; Declan Hannon, William Hickey, David Reidy; John Fitzgibbon, Shane Dowling, Adrian Breen
Subs: Kevin O’Brien for Hickey (25), Barry Lynch for O’Connell (h.t.), Michael Ryan for Fitzgibbon (h.t.), Robbie Egan for Reidy (45)

Referee – Colm Lyons (Cork)

2013 Top Scorers – Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship
Jason Forde (Tipperary) - 1-8 (0-4 frees, 0-1 penalty)
Aidan McCormack (Tipperary) - 1-3
Shane Dowling (Limerick) - 0-5 (0-3 frees)
Shane Kenny (Limerick) - 1-1
Michael Ryan (Limerick) - 1-0
Dan McCormack (Tipperary) – 0-2
Brian Stapleton (Tipperary) – 0-2
Declan Hannon (Limerick) - 0-2
Kevin O’Donnell (Limerick) - 0-2 (0-1 free)

Niall O’Meara (Tipperary), Bill Walsh (Tipperary), Liam McGrath (Tipperary), David Reidy (Limerick) 0-1 each

Useful Information
Last meeting - 2012 Munster Under 21 Hurling Quarter-Final on June 6th at Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Tipperary 0-18 Cork 0-17

Tipperary: Paul Ryan; S Maher, A Ryan, Pa Ryan; W Ryan, D Maher, J Cahill; B Stapleton, D McCormack; N O’Meara, S Curran, D Collins; L McGrath, J O’Dwyer, E Murray.
Subs: C Hogan for D Maher (45), A McCormack for Murray (48), T Heffernan for D McCormack (51).

Cork: S Nyhan; P O’Mahony, D Cahalane, C Spillane; D O’Mahony, C Joyce, P O’Brien; N Kelly, D Drake; M Sugrue, J Cronin, C Lehane; J Coughlan, D Brosnan, E O’Sullivan.
Subs: K Kavanagh for Spillane (inj) (8), B Murray for Brosnan (44), C Murphy for Kelly (52), P Haughney for Cronin (60).

Scorers for Tipperary: J O’Dwyer 0-9 (0-6f), S Curran, D Collins 0-2 each, B Stapleton, D McCormack, N O’Meara, E Murray, L McGrath 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: J Coughlan 0-9 (0-6f), C Lehane, D Drake 0-3 each, C Joyce (0-1 ’65), E O’Sullivan 0-1 each.

Referee: Pat Casey (Waterford).

Tipperary have won at least 1 match in the Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship in 12 of the last 13 seasons (2007 being the exception thanks to a 1-14 to 2-10 defeat to Cork at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the first round),

Since 2007, 4 of the 5 counties in the Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship have won the title – Cork (2007), Tipperary (2008 and 2010), Clare (2009 and 2012) and Limerick (2011).

Limerick have lost their first match in the Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship in 6 of the last 8 seasons.

The Munster Under 21 Hurling champions have captured the All-Ireland crown on just three occasions since 2003 – Clare (2009 and 2012) and Tipperary (2010).


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