Munster Minor Football Championship

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Munster Minor Football Championship
Flag of Munster.svg
Founded 1928
Region Munster (GAA)
Number of teams 6
Current champions Kerry (48th time)
Website www.munster.gaa.ie

The Munster Minor Football Championship is an annual Gaelic football competition organised by the Munster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association since 1928 for the youngest competitors (under-18) in the province of Munster in Ireland. It is currently sponsored by Electric Ireland and therefore officially known as the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship.

The series of games are played during the summer months with the Munster final currently being played on the second Sunday in July. The minor final provides the curtain-raiser to the senior final. The winning team is presented with the Tadhg Crowley Cup. This was presented by Munster Council in 1990 to commemorate Tadhg Crowley, who was elected as Munster Council Treasurer in 1968 and served until his death in December 1989. The championship had always been played on a straight knockout basis whereby once a team lost they are eliminated from the series; however, in recent years the championship has expanded to include a first-round losers' group.

The Munster Championship is an integral part of the wider All-Ireland Minor Football Championship. The winners of the Munster final, like their counterparts in the other provincial championships, are rewarded by advancing to the quarter-final stage of the All-Ireland series of games. The losers of the Munster final also enter the All-Ireland series at the quarter-final stage.

Top winners[edit]

County Won Years won Runner-up Years runner-up
1 Kerry 48 1931, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 28 1939, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012
2 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 31 1932, 1933, 1935, 1938, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2014
3 Tipperary 7 1934, 1935, 1955, 1984, 1995, 2011, 2012 12 1930, 1931, 1936, 1946, 1983, 1993, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2015
4 Clare 3 1929, 1930, 1953 8 1937, 1940, 1952, 1961, 1964, 1994, 2017, 2018
5 Limerick 1 1956 3 1950, 1997, 1998
6 Waterford 0 4 1929, 1934, 1941, 1958

List of finals[edit]

All-Ireland champions
All-Ireland runners-up
Year Winners Score Runners-up Score Venue Winning Captain
1929 Clare 1-6 (9) Waterford 0-4 (4) George Comerford
1930 Clare 2-3 (9) Tipperary 1-3 (6) Gaelic Grounds
1931 Kerry 3-6 (15) Tipperary 0-7 (7) Tralee Jimmy O'Gorman
1932 Kerry 4-5 (17) Cork 2-5 (11) Clonakilty Charlie O'Sullivan
1933 Kerry 2-9 (15) Cork 3-4 (13) Macroom
1934 Tipperary 3–10 (19) Waterford 0-5 (5) Walsh Park Andy Greensmith
1935 Tipperary 3-5 (14) Cork 0-4 (4) Fermoy Dick Power
1936 Kerry 1-5 (8) Tipperary 1-2 (5) Gaelic Grounds Tom "Gega" O'Connor
1937 Kerry 3-8 (17) Clare 1-2 (5)
1938 Kerry 8-9 (33) Cork 1-2 (5) Clonakilty D. Rice
1939 Cork 3-3 (12) Kerry 3-2 (11) Clonmel Paddy O Grady
1940 Kerry 1-3 (6) Clare 1-2 (5)
1941 Kerry 7-5 (26) Waterford 2-1 (7)
1942 No Competition
1943 No competition
1944 No competition
1945 Kerry 2-4 (10) Cork 2-3 (9) Fitzgerald Stadium
1946 Kerry 4–17 (29) Tipperary 0-2 (2) Fitzgerald Stadium Tom Moriarty
1947 Kerry 0-7 (7) Cork 1-3 (6) Cork Athletic Grounds
1948 Kerry 3-4 (13) Cork 1-5 (8) Fitzgerald Stadium
1949 Kerry 0-7 (7) Cork 0-5 (5) Gaelic Grounds Jerry Moriarty
1950 Kerry 4–10 (22) Limerick 1-5 (8) Mick Brosnan
1951 Kerry 0-7 (7) Cork 0-3 (3) Fitzgerald Stadium
1952 Cork 3-9 (18) Clare 1-1 (4) Cork Athletic Grounds Dick Cronin
1953 Clare 0-7 (7) Cork 0-2 (2) Fitzgerald Stadium
1954 Kerry 4–10 (22) Cork 1-3 (6) Cork Athletic Grounds
1955 Tipperary 0-9 (9) 0-9 (9) (R) Kerry 1-6 (9) 1-5 (8) (R) Fitzgerald Stadium, Semple Stadium Liam Boland
1956 Limerick 1-7 (10) Kerry 1-5 (8) Eamonn O'Connor
1957 Kerry 1-5 (8) Cork 0-5 (5) Semple Stadium
1958 Kerry 3–11 (20) Waterford 0-4 (4) Dave Geaney
1959 Cork 2-7 (13) Kerry 0-7 (7) Fitzgerald Stadium Patsy Harte
1960 Cork 3-8 (17) Kerry 0-7 (7) Cork Athletic Grounds Jim Travers
1961 Cork 2–12 (18) Clare 0-2 (2) Cork Athletic Grounds Ned Coughlan
1962 Kerry 2-9 (15) Cork 0-9 (9) Cork Athletic Grounds Jimmy O'Mahony
1963 Kerry 0–11 (11) Cork 0-4 (4) Cork Athletic Grounds
1964 Cork 4–11 (23) Clare 0-5 (5) Cork Athletic Grounds Con Roche
1965 Kerry 3–11 (20) Cork 1-5 (8) Gaelic Grounds
1966 Cork 5–12 (27) Kerry 1-7 (10) Fitzgerald Stadium
1967 Cork 2-8 (14) Kerry 0-3 (3) Cork Athletic Grounds Donal Aherne
1968 Cork 2–13 (19) Kerry 0-2 (2) Fitzgerald Stadium Donal Aherne
1969 Cork 3–11 (20) Kerry 0–12 (12) Cork Athletic Grounds Eamonn Fitzpatrick
1970 Kerry 4-9 (21) Cork 1–11 (14) Fitzgerald Stadium Ger Power
1971 Cork 2–13 (19) Kerry 1-2 (5) Cork Athletic Grounds
1972 Cork 2–14 (20) Kerry 1–14 (27) Fitzgerald Stadium Gerard Aherne
1973 Cork 1–13 (16) Kerry 3-5 (14) Cork Athletic Grounds
1974 Cork 0–13 (13) Kerry 1-6 (9) Fitzgerald Stadium Gene Desmond
1975 Kerry 3-7 (16) Cork 1–11 (14) Fitzgerald Stadium Robert Bunyan
1976 Cork 0–10 (10) Kerry 1-5 (8) Páirc Uí Chaoimh John Cremin
1977 Cork 1-7 (10) Kerry 1-3 (6) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Liam Hedderman
1978 Kerry 1-4 (7) Cork 0-6 (6) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Michael F. O'Shea
1979 Kerry 3-6 (15) 1–11 (14) Cork 2-9 (15) 1-5 (8) Fitzgerald Stadium Replay Páirc Uí Chaoimh John Chute
1980 Kerry 1 – 12 (15) Cork 1–10 (13) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Michael McAuliffe
1981 Cork 0-9 (9) Kerry 1-5 (8) Fitzgerald Stadium Vivian Hedderman
1982 Kerry 1–11 (14) Cork 0-5 (8) Páirc Uí Chaoimh
1983 Cork 1–11 (14) Tipperary 1-5 (8) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Mick Slocum
1984 Tipperary 2-3 (9) Kerry 0-8 (8) Fitzgerald Stadium Frank Howlin
1985 Cork 1-8 (11) Kerry 0-4 (4) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Kevin Keily
1986 Cork 2–12 (18) Kerry 0-4 (4) Fitzgerald Stadium Fintan Corrigan
1987 Cork 0-8 (8) 0–12 (12) Kerry 0-8 (8) 1-8 (11) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Replay – Fitzgerald Stadium Noel Twomey
1988 Kerry 1-8 (11) Cork 0–10 (10) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Peter Linehan
1989 Kerry 2–10 (16) Cork 2-9 (15) Fitzgerald Stadium Billy O'Sullivan
1990 Kerry 1–10 (13) Cork 0-3 (3) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Owen Joy
1991 Cork 0–10 (10) Kerry 0-8 (8) Fitzgerald Stadium Alan McCarthy
1992 Cork 0–11 3-6 Kerry 2-5 2-7 Gaelic Grounds Páirc Uí Chaoimh Kevin Harrington
1993 Cork 2–15 (21) Tipperary 2-7 (13) Semple Stadium Conor O'Brien
1994 Kerry Clare Jack Ferriter
1995 Tipperary 2-6 (12) Cork 0–10 (10) Fitzgerald Stadium Mark O'Shea
1996 Kerry 3-9 (18) Cork 2-6 (12) Páirc Uí Chaoimh John Lynch
1997 Kerry 4–12 (24) Limerick 1-7 (10) Paul McCarthy
1998 Kerry Limerick Eugene Courtney
1999 Cork 2–16 (22) Kerry 1-8 (11) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Paddy O'Shea
2000 Cork 1–13 (16) Kerry 0–14 (14) Gaelic Grounds James Masters
2001 Kerry 0–15 (15) Cork 0–12 (12) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Declan O'Sullivan
2002 Kerry 3–16 (25) Tipperary 2-6 (12) Semple Stadium Bryan Sheehan
2003 Kerry 1–14 (17) Cork 0–10 (10) Fitzgerald Stadium Damien Breen
2004 Kerry 0-9 0–13 Cork 0-9 1-7 Gaelic Grounds Páirc Uí Chaoimh Shane Murphy
2005 Cork 3-8 (17) Kerry 1–11 (14) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Eoin Cotter
2006 Kerry 1–13 (16) Tipperary 0-8 (8) Fitzgerald Stadium Paddy Curran
2007 Cork 1–16 (19) Kerry 2-8 (14) Fitzgerald Stadium Chris O'Donovan
2008 Kerry 1-9 2–12 Tipperary 1-9 0-8 Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Ennis Paul Geaney
2009 Kerry 0–12 (12) Tipperary 0-6 (6) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Niall O'Shea
2010 [1] Cork 1-8 (11) Kerry 1-7 (10) Fitzgerald Stadium Daniel Fitzpatrick
2011[2] Tipperary 3–11 (20) Cork 1-9 (12) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Liam McGrath
2012[3] Tipperary 2–14 (20) Kerry 1–14 (17) Gaelic Grounds Dylan Fitzelle
2013[4] Kerry 0–15 (15) Tipperary 0–10 (10) Fitzgerald Stadium Kevin Shanahan
2014 Kerry 2-17 (23) Cork 2-13 (19) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Liam Kearney
2015[5] Kerry 2-12 (18) Tipperary 0-7 (7) Fitzgerald Stadium Mark O'Connor
2016[6] Kerry 3-14 (23) Cork 3-8 (17) Fitzgerald Stadium Sean O'Shea
2017[7] Kerry 2-21 (27) Clare 0-3 (3) Fitzgerald Stadium David Clifford
2018[8] Kerry 3-21 (30) Clare 1-7 (10) Páirc Uí Chaoimh Paul Walsh

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Glory at last for terrific Tipp". Irish Examiner. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Munster MFC final: Tipp comeback downs Kingdom". Hogan Stand. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Savage the driving force as Kingdom bring drought to an end". Irish Independent. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
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