Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship

The Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship) is an annual hurling competition organised by the Munster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association and contested by the champion intermediate clubs in the province of Munster in Ireland. It is the most prestigious competition for intermediate clubs in Munster hurling.

Munster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship
Current season or competition:
2019 Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship
IrishCraobh na Mumhan
CodeHurling
Founded2003; 18 years ago (2003)
RegionMunster (GAA)
TrophyHoare Cup
No. of teams6
Title holdersColours of Mayo.svg Fr. O'Neill's (1st title)
SponsorsAllied Irish Banks
Official websiteOfficial website

The Munster Intermediate Club Championship was introduced in 2003. In its current format, the championship begins in late October or early November and is usually played over a four-week period. The six participating club teams compete in a straight knockout competition that culminates with the Munster final for the two remaining teams. The winner of the Munster Intermediate Championship, as well as being presented with the Hoare Cup, qualifies for the subsequent All-Ireland Club Championship.

The competition has been won by 17 teams, however, no team has ever won the championship on more than one occasion. Cork clubs have accumulated the highest number of victories with 7 wins. Fr. O'Neill's are the reigning champions, having beaten Ballysaggart by 2-15 to 0-17 in the 2019 final.[1]

The championshipEdit

OverviewEdit

The Munster Championship is a single elimination tournament. Each team is afforded only one defeat before being eliminated from the championship. Pairings for matches are drawn at random and there is no seeding.

Each match is played as a single leg. If a match is drawn there is a period of extra time, however, if both sides are still level at the end of extra time a replay takes place and so on until a winner is found.

Competition formatEdit

Quarter-final: Four teams contest this round. The two winning teams advance directly to the semi-final stage. 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.

QualificationEdit

The Munster GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship features six teams in the final tournament. 87 teams contest the six county club championships with the six respective champions automatically qualifying for the Munster series.

County Championship Qualifying team
Clare GAA Clare Intermediate Hurling Championship Champions
Cork GAA Cork Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Champions
Kerry GAA Kerry Senior Hurling Championship Champions
Limerick GAA Limerick Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Champions
Tipperary GAA Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship Champions
Waterford GAA Waterford Intermediate Hurling Championship Champions

ResultsEdit

List of finalsEdit

Year Winners Score Runners-up Score Venue Winning captain(s)
2003 Bride Rovers 0-14 Kilruane MacDonagh's 0-11 FitzGerald Park Seán Ryan
2004 Kildangan 1-10 Dromin-Athlacca 1-04 Gaelic Grounds Ger Slattery
2005 Ballinhassig 1-12 Ballyduff Upper 0-13 Páirc Mac Gearailt Martin Coleman, Jnr
2006 Clooney-Quin 0-14 Bishopstown 1-08 Gaelic Grounds Pat Markham [2]
2007 Clonlara 1-14 Dromin-Athlacca 1-08 Cusack Park Paul Collins [3]
2008 Blarney 2-07 Broadford 0-03 Bruff Sportsfield Danny Cronin [4]
2009 South Liberties 2-10 Douglas 1-12 Mallow GAA Complex Shane O'Neill [5]
2010 Ballymartle 2-14 Borrisokane 0-08 Gaelic Grounds Patrick O'Dwyer [6]
2011 Effin 0-14 Ballyduff 0-11 Gaelic Park John P. O'Donnell [7]
2012 Silvermines 0-14 Ballyduff 0-08 Semple Stadium Cathal Gleeson [8]
2013 Youghal 2-13 Ballina 2-10 Mallow GAA Complex Bill Cooper [9]
2014 Cappoquin 1-11 Bruff 0-13 Mallow GAA Complex Shane O'Rourke [10]
2015 Wolfe Tones, Shannon 1-18 Newcestown 2-13 Mallow GAA Complex Aaron Cunningham [11]
2016 Lismore 2-14 Kilmoyley 0-13 Mallow GAA Complex Paudie Prendergast [12]
2017 Kanturk 1-23 Kilmaley 0-25 Gaelic Grounds Lorcan O'Neill [13]
2018 Charleville 2-20 Feakle 1-20 Gaelic Grounds Daniel O'Flynn [14]
2019 Fr. O'Neill's 2-15 Ballysaggart 0-17 Fraher Field Mark O'Keeffe
Dan Harrington

Performances by countyEdit

No. Team Wins Years won Losses Years lost
1.   Cork 8 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019 3 2006, 2009, 2015
2.   Clare 3 2006, 2007, 2015 2008, 2017, 2018
  Waterford 2014, 2016, 2019 1 2005
4.   Tipperary 2 2004, 2012 3 2003, 2010, 2013
  Limerick 2009, 2011 2004, 2007, 2014
5.   Kerry 0 2011, 2012, 2016

Records and statisticsEdit

TeamsEdit

County representativesEdit

Year Clare Cork Kerry Limerick Tipperary Waterford
2004 Smith O'Brien's, Killaloe St. Catherine's N/A Dromin-Athlacca Kildangan Portlaw
2005 Inagh Ballinhassig Granagh-Ballingarry Burgess Ballyduff Upper
2006 Clooney-Quin Bishopstown Claughaun Éire Óg, Annacarty Clonea
2007 Clonlara Carrigtwohill Dromin-Athlacca Lorrha N/A
2008 Broadford Blarney Kilmoyley Bruff Templederry Kenyons
2009 Whitegate Douglas Kilmoyley South Liberties Carrick Davins Dungarvan
2010 Killanena Ballymartle Ballyduff Hospital-Herbertstown Borrisokane Roanmore
2011 Éire Óg, Ennis Courcey Rovers Ballyduff Effin Aherlow Dunhill
2012 Ruan Ballinhassig Ballyduff Ballybrown Silvermines An Rinn
2013 Whitegate Youghal St Brendan's, Ardfert Dromin-Athlacca Ballina Ardmore
2014 Feakle Ballyhea Lixnaw Bruff N/A Cappoquin
2015 Wolfe Tones, Shannon Newcestown Kilmoyley Bruree Clonakenny Portlaw
2016 St. Joseph's, Doora-Barefield Bandon Kilmoyley Monaleen Newport Lismore
2017 Kilmaley Kanturk Ballyduff Murroe-Boher St. Mary's An Rinn
2018 Feakle Charleville Lixnaw Garryspillane Cashel King Cormacs Clonea
2019 Broadford Fr. O'Neill's Causeway Blackrock Seán Treacy's Ballysaggart

Top scorersEdit

All timeEdit

As of match played 24 November 2019.
Rank Top scorer Team Score Total
1 Maurice Shanahan Lismore 4-27 39
2 Declan Dalton Fr. O'Neill's 3-28 37
3 Brendan Hannon Ballyduff Upper 2-25 31
4 Alan O'Connor Ballybrown 1-25 28
Bobby O'Sullivan Ballyduff
5 Daniel Collins Kilmoyley 1-24 27
Shane McGrath Feakle
6 Stephen Bennett Ballysaggart 0-26 26
7 Jason Forde Silvermines 1-22 25
8 Darragh Egan Kildangan 1-21 24

By yearEdit

Year Top scorer Team Score Total
2004 Darragh Egan Kildangan 1-21 24
2005 Brendan Hannon Ballyduff Upper 2-25 31
2006 Brian Shally Clooney-Quin 0-23 23
2007 Donal Madden Clonlara 0-21 21
2008 Pádraig Hickey Broadford 3-07 16
2009 Mark Harrington Douglas 2-14 20
2010 Colm Larkin Borrisokane 0-14 14
2011 Tommy Quaid Effin 1-19 22
2012 Alan O'Connor Ballybrown 1-25 28
2013 Michael Breen Ballina 2-16 22
2014 Shane O'Rourke Cappoquin 0-16 16
2015 Aron Shanagher Wolfe Tones, Shannon 1-18 21
2016 Maurice Shanahan Lismore 4-27 39
2017 Liam O'Keeffe Kanturk 1-17 20
2018 Shane McGrath Feakle 1-18 21
Shane Conway Lixnaw 0-21
2019 Declan Dalton Fr. O'Neill's 3-28 37

Single gameEdit

Year Top scorer Team Opposition Score Total
2004 Darragh Egan Kildangan Smith O'Brien's, Killaloe 1-07 10
2005 Brendan Hannon Ballyduff Upper Burgess 2-06 12
2006 Brian Shally Clooney-Quin Éire Óg, Annacarty 0-09 9
2007 Donal Madden Clonlara Lorrha-Dorrha 0-11 11
2008 Pádraig Hickey Broadford Bruff 2-03 9
P. O'Leary Templederry Kenyons Broadford 1-06
2009 Mark Harrington Douglas Dungarvan 2-08 14
2010 Mark Flaherty Killanena Ballyduff 2-06 12
2011 Cathal Dillon Aherlow Effin 1-09 12
2012 Bobby O'Sullivan Ballyduff Ballybrown 1-09 12
Alan O'Connor Ballybrown Ballinhassig 0-12
2013 Michael Breen Ballina St. Brendan's, Ardfert 2-07 13
2014 Shane O'Rourke Cappoquin Feakle 0-11 11
2015 Aron Shanagher Wolfe Tones, Shannon Newcestown 0-09 9
2016 Maurice Shanahan Lismore Bandon 2-10 16
2017 Seán Tobin Murroe-Boher Kilmaley 0-12 12
2018 Shane Conway Lixnaw Cashel King Cormacs 0-13 13
2019 Declan Dalton Fr. O'Neill's Broadford 1-12 15

FinalsEdit

Final Top scorer Team Score Total
2003 Brian Gaynor Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-05 5
Jerome O'Driscoll Bride Rovers
2004 Darragh Egan Kildangan 0-05 5
2005 Brendan Hannon Ballyduff Upper 0-08 8
2006 Brian Shally Clooney-Quin 0-08 8
2007 Donal Madden Clonlara 0-07 7
2008 Mark Cremin Blarney 1-03 6
2009 Brian Slattery South Liberties 1-03 6
2010 Dan Dwyer Ballymartle 2-01 7
2011 Tommy Quaid Effin 0-04 4
2012 Jason Forde Silvermines 0-07 7
2013 Brendan Ring Youghal 0-07 7
2014 Shane Bulfin Bruff 0-06 6
2015 Aron Shanagher Wolfe Tones, Shannon 0-09 9
2016 Daniel Collins Kilmoyley 0-13 13
2017 Liam O'Keeffe Kanturk 1-07 10
2018 Darragh Fitzgibbon Charleville 0-09 9
Shane McGrath Feakle
2019 Declan Dalton Fr. O'Neill's 1-07 10

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