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    Garryowen Win Munster Senior Cup

    Garryowen won their 36th Munster Senior Cup this afternoon defeating Cork Constitution 18-13 in a cold and wet Thomond Park.

    #2
    Congratulations to the light blues[img]smileys/thumb-up.gif[/img]

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      #3
      Who scored? Who played well?

      Well done to Garryowen, they're shaping up to have a good shot at the
      AIL.
      It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

      Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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        #4
        I know I've got a sneaky fiver on the light blues...

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          #5


          Whenever Garryowen win something there is one thought that can console me: At least it wasn't Shannon.


          "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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            #6
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            <TD =line>Garryowen Clinch ODM Munster Senior Cup Title</TD></TR>
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            <TD =date>30 December 2006, 3:58 pm</TD></TR>
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            <TD =author>By Trish Drinan</TD></TR>
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            <TD =abstract>Garryowen clinched the ODM Munster Senior Cup with an 18-13 victory over Cork Constitution in Thomond Park on Saturday</TD></TR>
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            ODM Munster Senior Challenge Cup Final
            Garryowen 18-13 Cork Constitution



            The ODM Munster Senior Challenge Cup will remain Limerick side for another year, as Garryowen claimed their 36th Munster Senior Cup title, and their first since 1999, with an 18-13 win over Cork Constitution at Thomond Park on Saturday in what was a gritty, hard fought game.


            From the off, Garryowen dominated proceedings territorially and in terms of possession, however, their missed scoring opportunities throughout the game ensured Cork Constitution remained very much in the mix until the final whistle. Garryowen full back Conor Kilroy missed two early penalties in the first seven minutes, and it wasn’t until the 17th minute that Garryowen put their first points on the board, with Kilroy finding his mark with his third kick. Constitution reformed and worked hard at the breakdown, winning more possession and ensuring that sniping runs from Peter McKee at scrum half and out half Darragh Lyons kept Garryowen on their toes. Just before the half hour mark, a Garryowen penalty kicked by Eoghan Hickey failed to find its target, and Constitution grabbed an equaliser to put their first points on the board on 31 minutes with a penalty kicked by winger Daniel Nethery. Hickey’s drop goal attempt five minutes before the break was just wide however, Garryowen got the edge going into half time with a try from Mark Melbourne after some excellent work by the centre partnership of Doyle and Hartigan. With the try not converted, Garryowen led 8-3 at the break.


            Conditions deteriorated dramatically in the second half as rain settled over Thomond Park. Four minutes after the restart, Nethery notched up another three points with a penalty kick, bringing Constitution within a score of the leaders. Garryowen responded immediately with a surge on the Constitution line, with Conan Doyle showing tremendous ball carrying skill as they edged closer and closer to the line. The relentless pressure paid off as centre Kevin Hartigan eventually got the touch down on 48 minutes. A sure footed Hickey kicked a stunning conversion from the touch line, increasing Garryowen’s lead to 15-6. Garryowen’s supporters’ euphoria was short lived as Constitution’s counter attack was immediate. Centre Tom Gleeson crossed the line after 54 minutes after tremendous pressure from the Constitution back row of Brendan Cuttriss, Ross Noonan and Frank Cogan. With Nethery adding the extras, the score was 15-13 going into the final stages. Hickey missed an opportunity to stretch his side’s lead on 58 minutes with a missed penalty kick, however, he was on target on the 76th minute, giving Garryowen a 5 point lead which they clung onto until the final whistle, despite the best efforts of Constitution.


            Garryowen
            15. Conor Kilroy, 14. Adam O’ Loughlin, 13. Kevin Hartigan, 12. Conan Doyle, 11. Kevin O’ Riordan, 10. Eoghan Hickey, 9. Gerry Hurley, 1. Rory Brosnan, 2. Damien Varley, 3. Eugene McGovern, 4. Mark Mebourne, 5. Ed Mackey, 6. Paul Neville (Captain), 7. Anthony Kavanagh, 8.

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              #7


              By the way admission was a very reasonable €10 with free entry to the Stand.


              An excellent match programme was available for €2.


              It is a pity a few more than the 2,000 or so who were there did not attend.

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                #8


                Just back,wasnt a classic game, but loving the outcome...we should have won by a bit more to be fair,but missed a few pens that left con in it late in the game...weather really got bad in the 2nd half....


                Hickey has some boot, but not much more to his game...I havnt seen a lot of him this season...his passing accross the line I felt was a bit slow...


                Kidney,Seamus and co were all present,looking over the numerous Munster players on show...
                Seas suas agus troid!

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                  #9
                  Ciaran O'Boyle also done really well when he came on...he is just back from a groin op...
                  Seas suas agus troid!

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                    #10


                    do you know iffrankie daly still involved with garryowen? is he injured or just not good enough or what?


                    looked wlike a great up and coming prospect a couple of years ago
                    g\'wan bruff!!

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                      #11
                      Im not sure he is....havnt seen him in any sqauds this yr...think I know the kid your talking about...winger we signed from Thomand a few yrs back?
                      Seas suas agus troid!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by glorob


                        By the way admission was a very reasonable €10 with free entry to the Stand.


                        An excellent match programme was available for €2.


                        It is a pity a few more than the 2,000 or so who were there did not attend.


                        Perhaps they could play some of these games on the same bill as ML games, as a curtain raiser.

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                          @@@@SPAN =story>Garryowen 18 Cork Constitution 13

                          Garryowen scooped their first Munster Senior Cup title since 1999 as they outscored Cork Constitution by two tries to one in an 18-13 final win at Thomond Park this afternoon.

                          Lock Mark Melbourne and centre Kevin Hartigan both touched down in what was their club's 36th Munster cup triumph.

                          Conor Kilroy and Con's Australian winger Dan Nethery swapped penalties before Melbourne's score, teed up by Hartigan and Conan Doyle, gave Garryowen an 8-3 interval lead.

                          Another Nethery penalty was followed by Hartigan's try, and although Con centre Tom Gleeson crossed the whitewash on 54 minutes, a late Eoghan Hickey penalty kept the trophy in Limerick.

                          Despite the wet and windy conditions, a bigger than expected crowd of 2,500 turned up to watch two of the country's oldest and most-decorated clubs go head to head.

                          It was a richly-deserved win for Paul Cunningham's Garryowen side and one which would have been assured early on had their regular match winner Kilroy not had an off day with the boot.

                          Three times the Garryowen full-back missed penalty chances before he finally edged his team in front after 19 minutes. Garryowen felt unlucky when Kilroy himself has a try ruled out in the right corner and when Nethery landed a penalty on the half-hour mark, the game was back in the melting pot despite Garryowen's dominance.

                          Indeed the Limerick outfit had to wait until the very last action of the first half before nudging themselves back in front. Their pack set up a series of rucks and each time, the ball was ferried out the back line. Eventually the hard-working Melbourne plunged over for a deserved try.

                          Five minutes into the second half, Nethery landed his second penalty and Con looked poised to mount a comeback. But Garryowen's backs and forwards combined, just moments later, in a series of assaults on the Con line which led to their second try.

                          The ball was swung left out to midfield and centre Kevin Hartigan raced over, close enough to the posts for out-half Eoghan Hickey to convert them into a 15-6 lead.

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                          That looked to have sewn it up for Garryowen but Con, the current AIB Cup champions, were full of heart. Their forwards drove Garryowen a full 15 metres and this gave Brian Walsh's charges a huge lift in dreadful conditions.

                          From a maul, Con worked the ball out and carved out a three-man overlap to allow young centre Tom Gleeson run in for a try that Nethery added the extras to.

                          That score set up a grandstand finish, during which both sides created try-scoring opportunities, however neither could find the space to get over and a minute from time, Hickey landed a penalty.

                          Con still had enough time to sweep downfield and they were awarded a penalty in front of the posts for their invention. Nethery had little option but to boot it to touch, trusting in his forwards to win the lineout – but raising big cheers, Garryowen pinched the Con throw to hold out for a famous win.

                          It will mean little right now to Con's players, who saw off champions Shannon in a thrilling quarter-final, but they will have an immediate chance to exact revenge on Garryowen as they venture to Dooradoyle in the AIB League next weekend.

                          Garryowen: C Kilroy; A O'Loughlin, K Hartigan, C Doyle, K O'Riordan; E Hickey, G Hu
                          Seas suas agus troid!

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                            #14
                            Whats the latest on Tom Gleeson, he looked set to make a break-
                            through at the start of the season, only to be switched out of the HEC
                            squad? How is he doing in the AIL?
                            It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

                            Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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                              #15
                              Scored their try today alright,but all the work was doneby the forwards really...had a quiet 1st half...but so did most of the Con team...Garryowen owned the ball today,so was difficult to see him attacking wise,but he looked solid in the centre defensively...its the only Con game Ive seen this yr, so others would be far better placed to comment....
                              Seas suas agus troid!

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