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Munster Senior Club Football Championship

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Munster Senior Club Football Championship
Current season or competition:
2023 Munster Senior Club Football Championship
IrishCraobh na Mumhan
CodeGaelic football
Founded1964; 60 years ago (1964)
RegionMunster (GAA)
TrophyO'Connor Cup
No. of teams6
Title holders Castlehaven (4th title)
Most titles Nemo Rangers (17 titles)
SponsorsAllied Irish Banks
TV partner(s)TG4
MottoThe toughest.
Official websiteMunster GAA

The Munster Senior Club Football Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship) is an annual Gaelic football competition for the champion clubs of each county. It has been organised by the Munster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association since 1964.

The series of games are played during the autumn and winter months with the final usually being played in late November. The prize for the winning team is the O'Connor Cup. The championship has always been played on a straight knockout basis whereby once a team loses they are eliminated from the championship.

The Munster Championship is an integral part of the wider All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship. The winners of the Munster final join the champions of Connacht, Leinster and Ulster in the semi-finals of the All-Ireland Senior Club Championship.

Six clubs currently participate in the Munster Championship. The title has been won at least once by 16 different teams. The all-time record-holders are Nemo Rangers who have won 17 championship titles.

The current holders are Castlehaven.

History

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Overview

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The Munster Championship is a single elimination tournament – a team is eliminated after their first defeat. The fixtures are determined by a random draw and there is no seeding.

Each match is played as a single leg. If a match is drawn, two ten-minute periods of extra time are played. If the match is still level after extra time a replay takes place and so on until the game is won.

Format

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Championship format

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Quarter-finals: Four teams contest this round. The two winning teams advance directly to the semi-finals. The two losing teams are eliminated from the championship.

Semi-finals: Four teams contest this round. The two winning teams advance directly to the final. The two losing teams are eliminated from the championship.

Final: The final is contested by the two semi-final winners.

Teams

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Qualification

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County Championship Qualifying teams
Clare Clare Senior Football Championship Champions
Cork Cork Premier Senior Football Championship Champions
Kerry Kerry Senior Football Championship Champions
Limerick Limerick Senior Football Championship Champions
Tipperary Tipperary Senior Football Championship Champions
Waterford Waterford Senior Football Championship Champions

Wins listed by club

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Team County Wins Runners Up Years won Years runners up
1 Nemo Rangers Cork 17 2 1972, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2019 1977, 2015
2 Dr Crokes Kerry 8 2 1990, 1991, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018 2010, 2017
3 St Finbarr's Cork 5 3 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, 2021 1976, 1984, 1985
4 Castlehaven Cork 4 1 1989, 1994, 1997, 2023 2012
5 East Kerry Kerry 3 0 1965, 1968, 1970 -
University College Cork Cork 3 1 1971, 1973, 1999 2011
7 Austin Stacks Kerry 2 3 1976, 2014 1974, 1975, 2021
Castleisland Desmonds Kerry 2 1 1984, 1985 1982
Laune Rangers Kerry 2 0 1995, 1996 -
Kilmurry-Ibrickane Clare 2 2 2004, 2009 1993, 2008
11 Clonmel Commercials Tipperary 1 5 2015 1966, 1971, 1990, 1994, 2019
Doonbeg Clare 1 4 1998 1972, 1983, 1991, 1999
Kerins O'Rahilly's Kerry 1 1 2022 2009
Shannon Rangers Kerry 1 0 1964 -
St Nicholas' Cork 1 0 1966 -
Beara Cork 1 0 1967 -
Thomond College Limerick 1 0 1977 -
O'Donovan Rossa Cork 1 0 1992
An Ghaeltacht Kerry 1 0 2003 -
Dromcollogher-Broadford Limerick 1 0 2008
20 St. Senan's, Kilkee Clare 0 4 - 1989, 1992, 2003, 2005
Kilrush Shamrocks Clare 0 3 - 1978, 1979, 1981
The Nire Waterford 0 3 - 2006, 2014, 2016
Stradbally Waterford 0 2 - 1980, 2004
Kilrossanty Waterford 0 2 - 1986, 1988
Moyle Rovers Tipperary 0 2 - 1995, 1998
Fethard Tipperary 0 2 - 1997, 2001
Newcastle West Limerick 0 2 - 1987, 2022
Cooraclare Clare 0 1 - 1965
John Mitchels Kerry 0 1 - 1967
Mid Kerry Kerry 0 1 - 1968
Carbery Cork 0 1 - 1969
Muskerry Cork 0 1 - 1970
Loughmore-Castleiney Tipperary 0 1 - 1973
Clonakilty Cork 0 1 - 1996
Glenflesk Kerry 0 1 - 2000
Monaleen Limerick 0 1 - 2002
Ballinacourty Waterford 0 1 - 2007
Cratloe Clare 0 1 - 2013
St Joseph's, Miltown Malbay Clare 0 1 - 2018
Dingle Kerry 0 1 - 2023

Wins listed by county

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Summary

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County Titles Runners-up Total
Cork 31 9 40
Kerry 20 11 31
Clare 3 16 19
Limerick 2 3 5
Tipperary 1 10 11
Waterford 0 8 8

Winning clubs by county

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# County Winners Runners-Up Winning Clubs Runner-Up Clubs
1 Cork 31 9 Nemo Rangers (16), St Finbarr's (5), Castlehaven (4), University College Cork (3), St Nicholas, Beara, O'Donovan Rossa St Finbarr's (3), Nemo Rangers (2), University College Cork, Castlehaven, Carbery, Muskerry, Clonakilty
2 Kerry 20 11 Dr Crokes (8), East Kerry (3), Austin Stacks (3), Castleisland Desmonds (2), Laune Rangers (2), Shannon Rangers, An Ghaeltacht, Kerin's O'Rahilly's Dr Crokes (2), Austin Stacks (2), Castleisland Desmonds, John Mitchels, Mid Kerry, Glenflesk, Kerin's O'Rahilly's, Dingle
3 Clare 3 16 Kilmurry-Ibrickane (2), Doonbeg Doonbeg (4), St. Senan's, Kilkee (4), Kilrush Shamrocks (3), Kilmurry-Ibrickane (2), Cooraclare, Cratloe, St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay
4 Limerick 2 3 Thomond College, Dromcollogher-Broadford Newcastle West (2), Monaleen
5 Tipperary 1 10 Clonmel Commercials Clonmel Commercials (5), Moyle Rovers (2), Fethard (2), Loughmore-Castleiney
6 Waterford 0 8 None The Nire (3), Stradbally (2), Kilrossanty (2), Ballinacourty

List of finals

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Year Winner Runners-up
Club County Score Club County Score
2023[1] Castlehaven Cork 0-13 (4 pen) Dingle Kerry 0-13 (3 pen)
2022 Kerins O'Rahillys Kerry 2-06 Newcastle West Limerick 1-08
2021 St Finbarr's Cork 2-09 Austin Stacks Kerry 1-10
2020 Cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Gaelic games
2019 Nemo Rangers Cork 0-15 Clonmel Commercials Tipperary 0-06
2018 Dr Crokes Kerry 1-21 St Joseph's, Miltown Malbay Clare 2-09
2017 Nemo Rangers Cork 0-16 Dr Crokes Kerry 0-11
2016[2] Dr Crokes Kerry 3-15 The Nire Waterford 0-06
2015[3] Clonmel Commercials Tipperary 1-07 Nemo Rangers Cork 0-09
2014[4] Austin Stacks Kerry 3-05 The Nire Waterford 2-04
2013[5] Dr Crokes Kerry 0-13 Cratloe Clare 0-12
2012[6] Dr Crokes Kerry 0-19 Castlehaven Cork 0-12
2011 Dr Crokes Kerry 3-14 UCC Cork 2-10
2010 Nemo Rangers Cork 1-15 Dr Crokes Kerry 1-13
2009 Kilmurry-Ibrickane Clare 0-07 Kerins O'Rahillys Kerry 0-06
2008 Dromcollogher-Broadford Limerick 0-06 Kilmurry-Ibrickane Clare 0-05
2007[7][8] Nemo Rangers Cork 1-10 Ballinacourty Waterford 1-07
2006 Dr Crokes Kerry 2-05 The Nire Waterford 0-08
2005 Nemo Rangers Cork 2-12 St. Senan's, Kilkee Clare 1-06
2004 Kilmurry-Ibrickane Clare 0-09 0-09 (R) Stradbally Waterford 0-09 0-08 (R)
2003 An Ghaeltacht Kerry 1-08 St. Senan's, Kilkee Clare 1-06
2002 Nemo Rangers Cork 4-15 Monaleen Limerick 0-06
2001 Nemo Rangers Cork 1-11 Fethard Tipperary 0-10
2000 Nemo Rangers Cork 0-11 Glenflesk Kerry 0-07
1999 UCC Cork 1-17 Doonbeg Clare 0-07
1998 Doonbeg Clare 0-07 Moyle Rovers Tipperary 0-04
1997 Castlehaven Cork 1-14 Fethard Tipperary 1-08
1996 Laune Rangers Kerry 0-13 Clonakilty Cork 0-10
1995 Laune Rangers Kerry 3-19 Moyle Rovers Tipperary 2-04
1994 Castlehaven Cork 2-14 Clonmel Commercials Tipperary 1-04
1993 Nemo Rangers Cork 1-17 Kilmurry-Ibrickane Clare 0-04
1992 O'Donovan Rossa Cork 2-13 St. Senan's, Kilkee Clare 0-12
1991 Dr Crokes Kerry 2-10 Doonbeg Clare 0-08
1990 Dr Crokes Kerry 0-15 Clonmel Commercials Tipperary 0-10
1989 Castlehaven Cork 0-13 St. Senan's, Kilkee Clare 1-08
1988 Nemo Rangers Cork 1-06 Kilrossanty Waterford 1-02
1987 Nemo Rangers Cork 5-15 Newcastle West Limerick 2-03
1986 St Finbarr's Cork 2-15 Kilrossanty Waterford 1-05
1985 Castleisland Desmonds Kerry 1-11 St Finbarr's Cork 0-05
1984 Castleisland Desmonds Kerry 2-06 St Finbarr's Cork 0-09
1983 Nemo Rangers Cork 2-10 Doonbeg Clare 0-03
1982 St Finbarr's Cork 2-06 Castleisland Desmonds Kerry 0-06
1981 Nemo Rangers Cork 3-09 Kilrush Shamrocks Clare 1-06
1980 St Finbarr's Cork 3-12 Stradbally Waterford 1-08
1979 St Finbarr's Cork 0-10 Kilrush Shamrocks Clare 0-04
1978 Nemo Rangers Cork 0-08 Kilrush Shamrocks Clare 0-06
1977 Thomond College Limerick 0-12 Nemo Rangers Cork 1-03
1976 Austin Stacks Kerry 1-07 St Finbarr's Cork 0-08
1975 Nemo Rangers Cork 1-09 Austin Stacks Kerry 0-10
1974 Nemo Rangers Cork 2-06 Austin Stacks Kerry 1-07
1973 UCC Cork 2-08 Loughmore-Castleiney Tipperary 1-05
1972 Nemo Rangers Cork 3-09 Doonbeg Clare 0-05
1971 UCC Cork 2-09 Clonmel Commercials Tipperary 1-08
1970 East Kerry Kerry 0-07 Muskerry Cork 0-06
1969 Championship not completed
1968 East Kerry Kerry 2-10 Carbery Cork 1-10
1967 Beara Cork 1-11 Mid Kerry Kerry 2-07
1966 St Nicholas Cork 2-04 John Mitchels Kerry 1-06
1965 East Kerry Kerry 3-07 Clonmel Commercials Tipperary 0-07
1964 Shannon Rangers Kerry 2-07 Cooraclare Clare 0-04
  • St Finbarr's won the Munster Senior Club Football and Hurling championships in 1980 and are currently the only Munster club team to achieve this double.

Records and statistics

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Final

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Team

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  • Most wins: 17:
    • Nemo Rangers (1972, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2019)
  • Most consecutive wins: 3:
  • Most appearances in a final: 19:
    • Nemo Rangers (1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  • Most appearances in a final without losing (streak): 12
    • Nemo Rangers (1978, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010)
  • Most defeats: 5

Teams

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By decade

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The most successful team of each decade, judged by number of Munster Championship titles, is as follows:

Gaps

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Top three longest gaps between successive championship titles:

Top scorers

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All time

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As of match played 1 December 2019.
Rank Name Team Goals Points Total
1 Mikey Sheehy Austin Stacks 17 91 142
2 Colm Cooper Dr. Crokes 10 67 97
3 Paul Kerrigan Nemo Rangers 5 55 70
4 James Masters Nemo Rangers 5 54 69
5 Daithí Casey Dr. Crokes 7 45 66
6 Dinny Allen Nemo Rangers 8 51 65
7 Kieran O'Leary Dr. Crokes 6 36 54
8 Colin Corkery Nemo Rangers 3 42 51
9 Niall Curran Stradbally 1 46 49
Brian Looney Dr. Crokes 3 40 49
10 Franny Kelly Clonmel Commercials 3 37 46

Overall

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Year Top scorer Team Score Total
1980 Eoin O'Brien Stradbally 2-11 17
1981 Charlie Murphy Nemo Rangers 3-06 15
1982
1983 Ephie Fitzgerald Nemo Rangers 2-11 17
1984
1985 Dave Barry St. Finbarr's 0-12 12
1986 Dave Barry St. Finbarr's 0-15 15
1987 Seán Gleeson Newcastle West 2-05 11
Tony Nation Nemo Rangers 1-08
1988 Ephie Fitzgerald Nemo Rangers 2-04 10
1989 John Murray St. Senan's, Kilkee 2-11 17
1990 Franny Kelly Clonmel Commercials 0-13 13
1991 Gerry Killeen Doonbeg 0-19 19
1992 Mick McCarthy O'Donovan Rossa 1-13 16
1993 Colin Corkery Nemo Rangers 1-16 19
1994 Franny Kelly Clonmel Commercials 2-12 18
1995 Gerard Murphy Laune Rangers 3-10 19
1996 Terry Dillon Clonakilty 2-08 14
1997 John Cleary Castlehaven 3-07 16
1998 Declan Browne Moyle Rovers 1-11 14
1999 Paul Hehir Doonbeg 1-09 12
Martin Power Rathgormack 0-12
2000 Johnny Crowley Glenflesk 1-05 8
2001 Michael Reidy Dromcollogher/Broadford 1-12 15
2002 Colin Corkery Nemo Rangers 2-12 18
2003 Michael O'Shea St. Senan's, Kilkee 1-04 7
Michael Keane St. Senan's, Kilkee 0-07
2004 Niall Curran Stradbally 0-19 19
2005 James Masters Nemo Rangers 1-12 15
2006 Colm Cooper Dr. Crokes 3-05 14
Barry Grogan Aherlow 1-11
2007 James Masters Nemo Rangers 0-15 15
2008 Paul Kerrigan Nemo Rangers 2-07 13
2009 Declan Quill Kerins O'Rahilly's 1-09 12
2010 Colm Cooper Dr. Crokes 2-08 14
2011 Paul Geaney UCC 3-14 23
2012 Colm Cooper Dr. Crokes 1-12 15
2013 Brian Looney Dr. Crokes 1-12 15
2014 Conor Gleeson The Nire 2-08 14
2015 Michael Quinlivan Clonmel Commercials 2-08 14
2016 Daithí Casey Dr. Crokes 4-05 17
2017 Luke Connolly Nemo Rangers 1-13 16
2018 Tony Brosnan Dr. Crokes 0-19 19
2019 Luke Connolly Nemo Rangers 0-13 13

Single game

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Year Top scorer Team Score Total
2000 Colin Corkery Nemo Rangers 0-06 6
2001 Michael Reidy Dromcollogher/Broadford 1-05 8
2002 Colin Corkery Nemo Rangers 2-03 9
2003 Colin Crowley Castlehaven 0-06 6
2004 Johnny Daly Kilmurry-Ibrickane 0-06 6
Niall Curran Stradbally
2005 Niall Curran Stradbally 0-09 9
2006 Barry Grogan Aherlow 1-05 8
2007 Kieran O'Callaghan Ballylanders 1-05 8
James Masters Nemo Rangers 0-08
2008 Paul Kerrigan Nemo Rangers 2-05 11
2009 Barry John Walsh Kerins O'Rahilly's 1-03 6
2010 Colm Cooper Dr. Crokes 2-05 11
2011 Paul Geaney UCC 2-05 11
2012 Colm Cooper Dr. Crokes 0-08 8
2013 Brian Looney Dr. Crokes 1-06 9
2014 Cathal McInerney Cratloe 1-06 9
2015 James Masters Nemo Rangers 1-05 8
2016 Daithí Casey Dr. Crokes 3-01 10
2017 Luke Connolly St Finbarr's 0-10 10
2018 Kieran O'Leary Dr. Crokes 2-02 8
Tony Brosnan Dr. Crokes 0-08

In finals

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Year Top scorer Team Score Total
2000 Colin Corkery Nemo Rangers 0-06 6
2001 Colin Corkery Nemo Rangers 0-06 6
2002 Colin Corkery Nemo Rangers 2-03 9
2003 Conall Ó Cruadhlaoich An Ghaeltacht 1-01 4
Denis Russell St. Senan's, Kilkee 0-04
2004 Johnny Daly Kilmurry-Ibrickane 0-05 5
2005 James Masters Nemo Rangers 1-05 8
2006 Colm Cooper Dr. Crokes 2-01 7
2007 James Masters Nemo Rangers 0-05 5
2008 Multiple players Multiple clubs 0-02 2
2009 Ian McInerney Kilmurry-Ibrickane 0-03 3
Declan Quill Kerins O'Rahilly's
2010 Kieran O'Leary Dr. Crokes 1-04 7
2011 Daithí Casey Dr. Crokes 2-03 9
2012 Brian Looney Dr. Crokes 0-07 7
2013 Cathal McInerney Cratloe 0-05 5
2014 David Mannix Austin Stacks 1-02 5
2015 Michael Quinlivan Clonmel Commercials 1-03 6
2016 Daithí Casey Dr. Crokes 3-01 10
2017 Luke Connolly Nemo Rangers 0-10 10
2018 Tony Brosnan Dr. Crokes 0-08 8
2019 Luke Connolly Nemo Rangers 0-07 7

References

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  1. ^ "Castlehaven Munster SFC winners for the first time since 1997 after an epic decider with Dingle". Echo Live. 10 December 2023. Retrieved 10 December 2023.
  2. ^ "No arguments as Dr Crokes prove simply the best". Irish Examiner. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Nemo Rangers stunned as Clonmel Commercials make history". Irish Examiner. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Sticky Stacks extricate themselves from another tight spot". Irish Examiner. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Buckley's late winner breaks Cratloe hearts". Irish Examiner. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Crokes get the job done early". Irish Examiner. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Consistent Rangers resume normal service". Irish Examiner. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Nemo ride out 'Courty storm". Irish Examiner. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 2 December 2013.