Munster Senior Club Football Championship

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.

Munster Senior Club Football Championship
Current season or competition:
2022 Munster Senior Club Football Championship
IrishCraobh na Mumhan
CodeGaelic football
Founded1964; 58 years ago (1964)
RegionMunster (GAA)
TrophyO'Connor Cup
No. of teams6
Title holdersColours of Maynooth.png St Finbarr's (17th title)
Most titlesColours of Maynooth.png Nemo Rangers (17 titles)
SponsorsAllied Irish Banks
TV partner(s)TG4
MottoThe toughest.
Official websiteMunster GAA

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 St Finbarr's.

The championshipEdit

OverviewEdit

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.

FormatEdit

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.

QualificationEdit

County Championship
  Clare Clare Senior Football Championship
  Cork Cork Premier Senior Football Championship
  Kerry Kerry Senior Football Championship
  Limerick Limerick Senior Football Championship
  Tipperary Tipperary Senior Football Championship
  Waterford Waterford Senior Football Championship

Wins listed by clubEdit

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

Wins listed by countyEdit

County Winners Runners-Up Winning Clubs Runner-Up Clubs
  Cork 30 9 Nemo Rangers (16), St Finbarr's (5), University College Cork (3), Castlehaven (3), St Nicholas, Beara, O'Donovan Rossa St Finbarr's (3), Nemo Rangers (2), University College Cork, Castlehaven, Carbery, Muskerry, Clonakilty
  Kerry 19 10 Dr Crokes (8), East Kerry (3), Austin Stacks (3), Castleisland Desmonds (2), Laune Rangers (2), Shannon Rangers, An Ghaeltacht Dr Crokes (2), Austin Stacks (2), Castleisland Desmonds, John Mitchels, Mid Kerry, Glenflesk, Kerin's O'Rahilly's
  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
  Limerick 2 2 Thomond College, Dromcollogher-Broadford Newcastle West, Monaleen
  Tipperary 1 10 Clonmel Commercials Clonmel Commercials (5), Moyle Rovers (2), Fethard (2), Loughmore-Castleiney
  Waterford 0 8 The Nire (3), Stradbally (2), Kilrossanty (2), Ballinacourty

Finals listed by yearEdit

Year Winner County Score Opponent County Score
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[1] Dr Crokes Kerry 3-15 The Nire Waterford 0-06
2015[2] Clonmel Commercials Tipperary 1-07 Nemo Rangers Cork 0-09
2014[3] Austin Stacks Kerry 3-05 The Nire Waterford 2-04
2013[4] Dr Crokes Kerry 0-13 Cratloe Clare 0-12
2012[5] 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[6][7] 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 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 statisticsEdit

FinalEdit

TeamEdit

  • 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

TeamsEdit

By decadeEdit

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

GapsEdit

Top three longest gaps between successive championship titles:

Top scorersEdit

All timeEdit

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

OverallEdit

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 gameEdit

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 finalsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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