Munster Senior Football Championship

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Munster Senior Football Championship
Current season or competition:
2016 Munster Senior Football Championship
Flag of Munster.svg
Irish Craobh Sinsir Peile Mumhan
Code Gaelic football
Founded 1888
Trophy Munster Senior Football Cup
(no other name)
No. of teams 6 (2015)
Title holders Kerry (78th title)
Most titles Kerry (78 titles)
Sponsors SuperValu, Liberty Insurance, Ulster Bank

The Munster Senior Football Championship is the premier inter-county knockout competition in Gaelic football in the province of Munster in Ireland. The games are organised by the Munster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association and are played during the summer months. The Munster final is normally played in July.

Kerry are the most successful, having won the Munster championship 78 times. They have also won the championship eight times in a row on two occasions (1958-1965 and 1975-1982), the most consecutive wins in any of the Provincial Football Championships. The championship has been won by Kerry or Cork every year since 1923 with the exception of victories by Tipperary in 1935 and Clare in 1992.

The Munster Football Championship is run on a knock-out basis in which once a team loses they are eliminated from the competition. All six counties of Munster compete. The winners of the Munster championship advance to the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-finals.

Participating teams[edit]

The Munster championship is contested by all six counties in the Irish province of Munster.

Team Colours Sponsor Manager Captain Most recent success
All-Ireland Provincial
Clare Portumna GAA colours.PNG Saffron and Blue Pat O'Donnell Colm Collins Gary Brennan
1992
Cork Cork colours.PNG Red and white Chill Insurance Peadar Healy Paul Kerrigan
2010
2012
Kerry Gort GAA colours.png Green and gold Kerry Group Éamonn Fitzmaurice Bryan Sheehan
2014
2015
Limerick Limerick colours.PNG Green and white Sporting Limerick John Brudair Iain Corbett
1896
1896
Tipperary Tipperary colours.PNG Blue and gold Intersport Liam Kearns Peter Acheson
1920
1935
Waterford Waterford colours.PNG White and blue 3 Mobile Tom McGlinchey Tommy Prendergast
1898

List Of Winners By County[edit]

Team Wins Years won
1 Kerry 78 1892, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
2 Cork 37 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1911, 1916, 1928, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012
3 Tipperary 9 1888, 1889, 1895, 1900, 1902, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1935
4 Clare 2 1917, 1992 and three lost souls
5 Limerick 1 1896
5 Waterford 1 1898

List Of Winners By Year[edit]

Year Winner Opponent
2016[1] Kerry 3-17 Tipperary 2-10
2015 Kerry 2-15 1-11 (R) Cork 3-12 1-6 (R)
2014[2] Kerry 0-24 Cork 0-12
2013[3] Kerry 1-16 Cork 0-17
2012[4] Cork 3-16 Clare 0-13
2011 Kerry 1-15 Cork 1-12
2010 Kerry 1-17 Limerick 1-14
2009 Cork 2-6 Limerick 0-11
2008 Cork 1-16 Kerry 1-11
2007 Kerry 1-15 Cork 1-13
2006 Cork 0-10 1-12 (R) Kerry 0-10 0-9 (R)
2005 Kerry 1-11 Cork 0-11
2004 Kerry 1-11 3-10 (R) Limerick 1-11 2-9 (R)
2003 Kerry 1-11 Limerick 0-9
2002 Cork 2-11 1-23 (R) Tipperary 1-14 0-7 (R)
2001 Kerry 0-19 Cork 1-13
2000 Kerry 3-15 Clare 0-8
1999 Cork 2-10 Kerry 2-4
1998 Kerry 0-17 Tipperary 1-10
1997 Kerry 1-13 Clare 0-11
1996 Kerry 0-14 Cork 0-11
1995 Cork 0-15 Kerry 1-9
1994 Cork 2-19 Tipperary 3-9
1993 Cork 1-16 Tipperary 1-8
1992 Clare 2-10 Kerry 0-12
1991 Kerry 0-23 Limerick 3-12
1990 Cork 2-23 Kerry 1-11
1989 Cork 1-12 Kerry 1-9
1988 Cork 1-14 Kerry 0-16
1987 Cork 1-10 0-13 (R) Kerry 2-7 1-5 (R)
1986 Kerry 0-12 Cork 0-8
1985 Kerry 2-11 Cork 0-11
1984 Kerry 3-14 Cork 2-10
1983 Cork 3-10 Kerry 3-9
1982 Kerry 0-9 2-18 (R) Cork 0-9 0-12 (R)
1981 Kerry 1-11 Cork 0-3
1980 Kerry 3-13 Cork 0-12
1979 Kerry 2-14 Cork 2-4
1978 Kerry 3-14 Cork 3-7
1977 Kerry 3-15 Cork 0-9
1976 Kerry 0-10 3-20 (R) Cork 0-10 2-19 (R)
1975 Kerry 1-14 Cork 0-7
1974 Cork 1-11 Kerry 0-7
1973 Cork 5-12 Kerry 1-15
1972 Kerry 2-21 Cork 2-15
1971 Cork 0-25 Kerry 0-14
1970 Kerry 2-22 Cork 2-9
1969 Kerry 0-16 Cork 1-4
1968 Kerry 1-21 Cork 3-8
1967 Cork 0-8 Kerry 0-7
1966 Cork 2-7 Kerry 1-7
1965 Kerry 2-16 Limerick 2-7
1964 Kerry 2-11 Cork 1-8
1963 Kerry 1-18 Cork 3-7
1962 Kerry 4-8 Cork 0-4
1961 Kerry 0-10 2-13 (R) Cork 1-7 1-4 (R)
1960 Kerry 3-15 Waterford 0-8
1959 Kerry 2-15 Cork 2-8
1958 Kerry 2-7 Cork 0-3
1957 Cork 0-16 Waterford 1-2
1956 Cork 0-8 1-8 (R) Kerry 2-2 1-7 (R)
1955 Kerry 0-14 Cork 2-6
1954 Kerry 4-9 Cork 2-3
1953 Kerry 2-7 Cork 2-3
1952 Cork 0-11 Kerry 0-2
1951 Kerry 1-6 Cork 0-4
1950 Kerry 2-5 Cork 1-5
1949 Cork 3-6 Clare 0-7
1948 Kerry 2-9 Cork 2-6
1947 Kerry 3-8 Cork 2-6
1946 Kerry 2-16 Waterford 2-1
1945 Cork 1-11 Kerry 1-6
1944 Kerry 1-6 Tipperary 0-5
1943 Cork 1-7 Tipperary 1-4
1942 Kerry 3-7 Cork 0-8
1941 Kerry 2-9 Clare 0-6
1940 Kerry 1-10 Waterford 0-6
1939 Kerry 2-11 Tipperary 0-4
1938 Kerry 4-14 Cork 0-6
1937 Kerry 4-9 Clare 1-1
1936 Kerry 1-11 Clare 2-2
1935 Tipperary 2-8 Cork 1-2
1934 Kerry 1-14 Limerick 1-2
1933 Kerry 2-8 Tipperary 1-4
1932 Kerry 3-10 Tipperary 1-4
1931 Kerry 5-8 Tipperary 0-2
1930 Kerry 3-4 Tipperary 1-2
1929 Kerry 1-14 Clare 1-2
1928 Cork 4-3 Tipperary 0-4
1927 Kerry 4-4 Clare 1-3
1926 Kerry 0-11 Tipperary 1-4
1925 Kerry 5-5 Clare 0-0
1924 Kerry 5-8 Clare 2-2
1923 Kerry 0-5 Tipperary 0-3
1922 Tipperary 1-7 Limerick 0-1
1921 No championship
1920 Tipperary 2-2 Kerry 0-2
1919 Kerry 6-11 Clare 2-0
1918 Tipperary 1-1 Kerry 0-1
1917 Clare 5-4 Cork 0-1
1916 Cork 2-2 Clare 1-4
1915 Kerry 4-3 Clare 0-1
1914 Kerry 0-5 Cork 0-1
1913 Kerry 1-6 Cork 0-1
1912 Kerry 0-3 Clare 0-1
1911 Cork 2-5 Waterford 0-1
1910 Kerry 0-4 Cork 0-2
1909 Kerry 2-8 Cork 1-7
1908 Kerry 0-7 Waterford 0-2
1907 Cork 1-7 Tipperary 0-1
1906 Cork 1-10 Kerry 0-3
1905 Kerry 2-10 Limerick 1-6
1904 Kerry 2-3 Waterford 0-2
1903 Kerry 0-5 Cork 0-3
1902 Tipperary 2-4 Kerry 0-3
1901 Cork 1-9 Limerick 1-6
1900 Tipperary 2-4 Kerry 2-1
1899 Cork 1-9 Tipperary 0-1
1898 Waterford 1-3 Cork 0-4
1897 Cork 0-5 Limerick 0-3
1896 Limerick 0-4 Waterford 0-1
1895 Tipperary 0-5 Limerick 0-3
1894 Cork 1-7 Tipperary 1-3
1893 Cork 2-3 Kerry 1-4
1892 Kerry 1-6 Cork 1-3
1891 Cork 1-5 Waterford 0-4
1890 Cork 1-4 Kerry 0-1
1889 Tipperary 0-3 Cork 0-2
1888 Tipperary W/O Limerick

Stadia[edit]

Location Stadium Capacity
Thurles Semple Stadium 53,500
Limerick Gaelic Grounds 49,866
Killarney FitzGerald Stadium 43,180
Cork Páirc Uí Chaoimh 32,550
Dungarvan Fraher Field 15,000
Ennis Cusack Park 14,864

Munster Championship matches were traditionally played at neutral venues or at a location that was deemed to be halfway between the two participants; however, counties eventually came to home and away agreements depending on the size of their individual stadia. Currently, all championship matches are played on a rolling home and away basis.

While the six county grounds are regularly used for championship matches in recent times, smaller club grounds have historically been used for games which may not have had such a high profile. These grounds include: Ned Hall Park in Clonmel, FitzGerald Park in Kilmallock, Páirc na nGael in Askeaton, Páirc Mac Gearailt in Fermoy, Hennessy Memorial Park in Milltown Malbay and Frank Sheehy Park in Listowel.

The stadiums for the 2016 championship showed a large disparity in capacity: Semple Stadium, the home ground of Tipperary has a capacity of 53,500 with Cusack Park, the home ground of Clare, having a capacity of 14,864. The combined total capacity of the Munster Championship in the 2016 championship was 208,960.

Stadium attendances are a significant source of regular income for the Munster Council and the individual county boards. For the 2016 championship, the total aggregate attendance at the five games was 40,700.

Managers[edit]

Managers in the Munster Championship are involved in the day-to-day running of the team, including the training and team selection. They are assisted in the team selection by a team of selectors. Their influence varies from county-to-county and is related to the relationship of the manager with the county board. As of 2016 all inter-county management teams are required to have some coaching qualifications.

The championship's longest-serving manager in the modern era was Mick O'Dwyer, who was in charge of Kerry from 1974 until 1989. He is also the most successful manager in the history of the championship. During that time he won eleven Munster titles. Éamonn Fitzmaurice is now the championship's longest-serving current manager, having been in charge of Kerry since 2012.

The current managers in the Munster Championship are:

Name Team Appointed Time as manager
Éamonn Fitzmaurice Kerry 27 August 2012 4 years, 213 days
Colm Collins Clare 23 October 2013 3 years, 156 days
Tom McGlinchey Waterford 10 November 2014 2 years, 138 days
Peadar Healy Cork 17 October 2015 1 year, 162 days
Liam Kearns Tipperary 25 November 2015 1 year, 123 days
Billy Lee Limerick 29 November 2016 119 days

Statistics[edit]

Teams by decade[edit]

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

  • 1880s: 2 for Tipperary (1888-89)
  • 1890s: 6 for Cork (1890-91-93-94-97-99)
  • 1900s: 5 for Kerry (1903-04-05-08-09)
  • 1910s: 6 for Kerry (1910-12-13-14-15-19)
  • 1920s: 6 for Kerry (1923-24-25-26-27-29)
  • 1930s: 9 for Kerry (1930-31-32-33-34-36-37-38-39)
  • 1940s: 7 for Kerry (1940-41-42-44-46-47-48)
  • 1950s: 7 for Kerry (1950-51-53-54-55-58-59)
  • 1960s: 8 for Kerry (1960-61-62-63-64-65-68-69)
  • 1970s: 7 for Kerry (1970-72-75-76-77-78-79)
  • 1980s: 6 for Kerry (1980-81-82-84-85-86)
  • 1990s: 5 for Cork (1990-93-94-95-99)
  • 2000s: 6 for Kerry (2000-01-03-04-05-07)
  • 2010s: 6 for Kerry (2010-11-13-14-15-16)

Other records[edit]

Gaps[edit]

    • Longest gaps between successive Munster titles:
      • 75 years: Clare (1917-1992)
      • 16 years: Tipperary (1902-1918)
      • 15 years: Cork (1928-1943)
      • 13 years: Tipperary (1922-1935)
      • 12 years: Cork (1916-1928)
      • 11 years: Kerry (1892-1903)

Longest undefeated run[edit]

The record for the longest unbeaten run stands at 18 games held by Kerry. They achieved this feat on three separate occasions: 1936-1943, 1958-1966 and 1975-1983.

Players[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Score Tally Era
1 Maurice Fitzgerald Kerry 9-167 194 1988-2001
2 Mikey Sheehy Kerry 15-119 164 1974-1987
3 Colin Corkery Cork 4-132 144 1993-2004
4 Colm Cooper Kerry 8-110 134 2002-present
5 Declan Browne Tipperary 5-106 121 1996-2007
6 Pat Spillane Kerry 14-77 119 1975-1991
7 Bryan Sheehan Kerry 5-97 112 2005-present
8 Peter Lambert Tipperary 11-68 101 1988-2003
9 Dara Ó Cinnéide Kerry 8-71 95 1994-2005
10 Mick O'Dwyer Kerry 4-79 91 1957-1973
Dinny Allen Cork 11-58 91 1972-1989

Most appearances[edit]

Rank Player Team Games Era
1 Colm Cooper Kerry 41 2002-
Tomás Ó Sé Kerry 41 1997-2013
3 Darragh Ó Sé Kerry 40 1994-2009
4 Marc Ó Sé Kerry 38 2002-2016
5 Dan O'Keeffe Kerry 36 1932-1948
6 Tom O'Sullivan Kerry 34 2000-2011
Séamus Moynihan Kerry 34 1992-2006
Jack O'Shea Kerry 34 1977-1992
Mick O'Connell Kerry 34 1956-1974
10 Maurice Fitzgerald Kerry 33 1988-2001
Billy Morgan Cork 33 1966-1981

Record Munster medal winners[edit]

Rank Player Team No. Years
1 Dan O'Keeffe Kerry 13 1932, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948
2 Mick O'Connell Kerry 12 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972
3 Mick O'Dwyer Kerry 11 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972
Pat Spillane Kerry 11 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991
Páidí Ó Sé Kerry 11 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986
Ger Power Kerry 11 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986
Mikey Sheehy Kerry 11 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986
Denis "Ógie" Moran Kerry 11 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985
9 Miko Doyle Kerry 10 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939
Joe Keohane Kerry 10 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1947, 1948
Johnny Culloty Kerry 10 1955, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970
John O'Keeffe Kerry 10 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
Jack O'Shea Kerry 10 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kerry too strong for Tipperary in Munster final". RTE Sport. 3 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "A display to regain trust in Kingdom". Irish Examiner. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hit-and-miss Kerry stave off Cork revival". Irish Examiner. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rampant Rebels show little mercy". Irish Examiner. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 

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