Munster Derby

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Munster Derby
LocaleMunster, Ireland
TeamsLimerick FC and Cork City
Waterford FC and Cork City
StadiumsMarkets Field, Turners Cross, Waterford Regional Sports Centre

Munster Derby is the name given to a football derby contested by teams from the larger football clubs in Munster.

As of 2017, the term is most commonly used for games involving Limerick FC and Cork City FC.[1][2][3][4][5] Prior to 2010, the term was sometimes used to describe games between Cork City and Waterford FC.[6][7]

Cork v Limerick[edit]

Cork and Limerick have strong independent sporting histories, and the football clubs in both have strong local support. Cork City, for example, have one of the biggest support bases in the League of Ireland, and as of early 2017 had average attendances of between four and five thousand per home game, compared to a league average of approximately 1,500.[8] Limerick FC, following their move back to their 'spiritual' home at Markets Field, have been also seen relatively higher attendances.[citation needed]

The first Munster Derby between Cork City F.C. and Limerick F.C. was played in Turners Cross in Cork for a Premier Division league match on Sunday October 21, 1984. The game ended 0-0. Limerick then won the second derby on Sunday February 3, 1985, 3-1 at Markets Field. Overall for a period of 10 years from the early 1980s to early 1990s, Limerick won more of the derby clashes. But when Limerick were relegated in 1994, they didn't meet Cork in a league match until 2010, a First Division clash on Friday April 2 2010 at Jackman Park in Limerick. The clubs didn't meet in the league for a period, until Limerick won promotion to the Premier Division in 2012. Since then, Cork have had the advantage in derby results - although Limerick have won a some derby fixtures also, including when relegation-fighting Limerick travelled to title-challengers Cork, and came out 3-2 winners. This result contributed to Dundalk FC's title win in the 2015 Premier Division.

Cork v Limerick results[edit]

League results (April 2010 - Present)[edit]

Season Date Home Team Result Away Team Stadium
2010 April 2 Limerick FC 1 – 3 Cork City FORAS Jackman Park
June 25 Cork City FORAS 1 – 2 Limerick FC Turners Cross
September 17 Limerick FC 1 – 3 Cork City FORAS Jackman Park
2011 March 18 Cork City 1 – 0 Limerick FC Turners Cross
May 30 Limerick FC 0 – 0 Cork City Jackman Park
September 3 Cork City 3 – 3 Limerick FC Turners Cross
2013 March 10 Limerick FC 0 – 0 Cork City Thomond Park
May 6 Cork City 2 – 3 Limerick FC Turners Cross
August 2 Limerick FC 2 – 1 Cork City Thomond Park
2014 May 20 Limerick FC 1 – 2 Cork City Thomond Park
June 27 Cork City 3 – 0 Limerick FC Turners Cross
September 21 Limerick FC 0 – 1 Cork City Thomond Park
2015 March 13 Cork City 5 – 0 Limerick FC Turners Cross
May 16 Limerick FC 0 – 1 Cork City Jackman Park
August 14 Cork City 2 – 3 Limerick FC Turners Cross
2017 March 31 Limerick FC 0 – 3 Cork City Markets Field
June 16 Cork City 4 – 1 Limerick FC Turners Cross
September 22 Limerick FC 2 – 1 Cork City Markets Field
2018 March 16 Limerick FC 1 – 1 Cork City Markets Field

Cup competition (April 2008 - March 2018)[edit]

Season Date Home Team Result Away Team Stadium Competition
2008 April 29 Cork City 3 – 0 Limerick 37' Turners Cross League of Ireland Cup
2008 June 6 Limerick 37' 0 – 2 Cork City Jackman Park FAI Cup
2010 May 11 Cork City FORAS 0 – 3 Limerick FC Turners Cross League of Ireland Cup
2012 April 9 Limerick FC 3 – 0 Cork City Jackman Park League of Ireland Cup
2012 May 7 Limerick FC 1 – 0 Cork City Jackman Park Munster Senior Cup
2014 March 10 Cork City 4 – 0 Limerick FC Turners Cross League of Ireland Cup
2015 February 28 Limerick FC 3 – 3 (AET) PENS 8 – 7 Cork City Askeaton Munster Senior Cup
2017 April 17 Limerick FC 0 – 3 Cork City Markets Field League of Ireland Cup
2017 September 29 Cork City 1 – 0 Limerick FC Turners Cross FAI Cup

Cork v Limerick statistics (2008 to March 2018)[edit]

Competition Limerick wins Draws Cork City wins
League of Ireland 5 4 10
FAI Cup 0 0 2
League of Ireland Cup 2 0 3
Munster Senior Cup 2 0 0
Overall 9 4 15

Cork v Waterford[edit]

The derby clashes between Cork City and Waterford were mainly contested in the 2000s - when Cork and Waterford were in the Premier Division and then again when Cork City Foras entered the First Division with Waterford in the early 2010s. Derby games between Cork and Waterford significantly declined when Cork City started challenging the top of the table in the Premier Division and Waterford dropped to the bottom end of the First Division around 2014.[9] When the clubs would draw each other in the cups, Waterford would usually be beaten. When Waterford played Cork in Turners Cross in the EA Sports Cup in 2016 they were beaten 7-0.[10] However the rivalry was rekindled in 2017 after a heavy challenge by Waterford's Patrick McClean on Cork's Sean Maguire caused controversy, it led to a dispute on social media between Waterford and Cork players with Irish internationals James McClean and Shane Duffy also getting involved.[11][12] A move by Waterford-born Cork centre back Kenny Browne caused some controversy with Cork manager John Caulfield in 2017.[13][14] Both clubs are in the League of Ireland Premier Division for the 2018 season.

Cork v Waterford results[edit]

League results (2005 to March 2018)[edit]

Season[15] Date Home Team Result Away Team
2018 23 Feb 2018 Cork City 2 - 0 Waterford
2010 20 Sep 2011 Waterford 1 - 3 Cork City
2010 24 Jun 2011 Cork City 2 - 3 Waterford
2010 08 Apr 2011 Waterford 1 - 2 Cork City
2009 20 Aug 2010 Cork City 0 - 1 Waterford
2009 21 May 2010 Waterford 1 - 1 Cork City
2009 12 Mar 2010 Cork City 0 - 2 Waterford
2006 24 Aug 2007 Waterford 0 - 3 Cork City
2006 17 Jul 2007 Cork City 2 - 0 Waterford
2005 03 Nov 2006 Cork City 4 - 1 Waterford
2005 05 Aug 2006 Waterford 0 - 0 Cork City
2005 05 May 2006 Cork City 2 - 0 Waterford
2005 05 Aug 2005 Cork City 1 - 1 Waterford

Cork v Waterford statistics (2005 to March 2018)[edit]

Competition Cork City wins Draws Waterford wins
League of Ireland[15] 7 3 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/cork-city-put-four-past-limerick-in-munster-derby-793957.html
  2. ^ https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/league-of-ireland/cork-city-continue-to-stutter-towards-title-but-limerick-earn-munster-derby-bragging-rights-36159952.html
  3. ^ http://www.the42.ie/cork-city-limerick-report-1475639-May2014/
  4. ^ http://www.eveningecho.ie/corksport/Cork-beat-Limerick-in-Munster-derby-36c6a4d2-b72a-4e17-a7d7-1a3773f80dfd-ds
  5. ^ http://leagueofireland.ie/index.php/2017/04/02/limerick-left-feeling-blue-munster-derby-defeat/
  6. ^ https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2005/0804/195004-eircomleague/
  7. ^ http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/long-back-for-waterford-458638.html
  8. ^ "League of Ireland Attendances 2017 - Gameweek 1-8". ExtraTime.ie. 15 April 2017.
  9. ^ http://www.extratime.ie/articles/12273/a-tale-of-two-clubs-and-two-rivals/
  10. ^ http://www.extratime.ie/newsdesk/articles/16355/ea-sports-cup-report-cork-city-7---0-waterford-united/
  11. ^ http://www.the42.ie/mccleans-seanie-maguire-3213462-Jan2017/
  12. ^ https://extra.ie/sport/soccernews/james-mcclean-cork-city-row
  13. ^ http://www.extratime.ie/articles/18333/caulfield-on-kenny-browne-soap-opera-departure/
  14. ^ http://lansdowneroar.com/2017/02/im-simply-looking-at-the-bigger-picture-browne-hits-back-at-caulfield-over-cork-city-exit/
  15. ^ a b "Cork City - Head-to-head v Waterford". SoccerBase.com. Archived from the original on 18 March 2018.