Tipperary Minor Football Team Management and Player Profiles

Team Management

David Power (Kilsheelan Kilcash) is the team manager since 2009. The selectors are Tadhg Duggan (Arravale Rovers), Fergal McDonnell (JK Brackens) and Pat Murphy (Kilruane MacDonaghs). The physical coach is Alan O’Connor (Cahir). Other members of the backroom team are: Stephanie Grace (Chartered Physiotherapist – Galtee Rovers), Jimmy Cunningham (Masseur – Inane Rovers), John Hynes (Doctor), Tommy Fitzgerald (Team Administrator – Solohead), Paddy O’Flaherty (Statistics – Cahir).

David Power, who is an accountant by profession, has been involved with under age squads in Tipperary for the last 5 years. He trained Kilsheelan Kilcash to South Divisional and County minor B football titles in 2010. He played county minor with Tipperary in 2001. He has managed the Tipperary under 16 and 17 teams and was in charge of the under 17 team which won the Munster under 17 competition in 2010. He has coached the WIT team to the Trench Cup final weekends in 2010 and 2011. His father, Michael Power, is Secretary of the Tipperary Football Board and is a former Treasurer of Munster Council GAA.

Tadhg Duggan played hurling and football at all levels with his club Arravale Rovers. Fergal McDonnell played hurling and football with JK Brackens and has trained the Tipp ladies under 14 and 16 football teams. Pat Murphy is a native of Wicklow and played all grades of hurling and football with Wicklow and the Annacurra club.

Players

Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney) Captain

Height: 5’ 8”                              Date of Birth: 22/2/1993

Honours Won: Munster Minor football title 2011, Under 17 Daryl Darcy Munster title, Mid Division senior hurling and football titles, Mid Division minor hurling and football titles, County Minor hurling

School:                                     Our Lady’s Templemore

Ambition: To win the All-Ireland minor football championship

Daragh Butler (Loughmore/Castleiney)

Height: 6’ 2”                              Date of Birth 22/7/1993

Honours Won: Munster Minor football title 2011, County minor hurling title, Under 16 hurling and football Mid Division and County titles.

School: Thurles CBS

Favourite Tipp Player:                Michael Cahill

Ambition: Achieve good results in the leaving cert

Evan Comerford (Clonmel Commercials)

Height: 6’ 4”                              Date of Birth: 18/1/94

Honours Won: Munster Minor football title 2011, South Division and County Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 titles.

School:                                     High School CBS Clonmel

Favourite Tipperary Player: Barry Grogan

Ambition: To play for Tipperary at Senior level..

Conor Davin Murphy (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

Height 5’ 9”                               Date of Birth: 18/5/1993

Honours Won:   Munster Minor football title 2011, Munster and All Ireland colleges B football, County minor B title.

School: High School CBS Clonmel

Favourite Tipperary Player:         Peter Acheson

Ambition: Win Minor All Ireland 2011


Eoin Donaghy (Cahir)

Height: 5’ 9”                               Date of Birth: 18/1/1994

Honours won: Munster Minor football title 2011, All Ireland Vocational schools B, Under 14

Munster shiled, Munster under 16 and 17 titles.

School: Colaiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir

Favourite Tipperary Player:         Robbie Costigan

Ambition: Win Minor All Ireland 2011

Shane Dooley (Borrisokane)

Height: 6’                                  Date of Birth: 6/8/1983

Honours won: Munster Mionr football title 2011, Munster Under 17 football title, County Intermediate hurling title,  Under 14 B North division hurling title and minor B football title.

School: Borrisokane Community College

Favourite Tipperary Player: Philip Austin

Ambition: Win Minor All Ireland 2011

Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commericals)

Height: 6’ 5”                               Date of Birth: 29/6/1994

Honours Won:   Munster Minor football title 2011, South Division and County football                              championship medals from u12 to minor

School: Coláiste Cluain Meala,

Favourite Tipperary Player: Barry Grogan,

Ambition: Win a Minor football All-Ireland 2011

Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)

Height: 5’ 11”                             Date of Birth: 26/7/1995

Honours Won: Under 12, 14 and 16 South and County titles, Munster under 15 title, Munster under 15 schools

School: High School CBS Clonmel

Favourite Tipperary Player: Declan Browne

Ambition: Win Minor All Ireland 2011

Dylan Fitzelle (Cashel King Cormacs)

Height: 6’ 2”’                              Date of Birth: 9/5/1994

Honours Won: Munster Minor football title 2011, Under 16 football Munster medal, Tipperary                  Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 hurling medal, Under 17 Daryl Darcy                  Munster title, Corn Phádraig Munster Colleges SHB winner

School:                                     Cashel Community School

Favourite Tipperary Player:         Seamus Callanan

Ambition: Johnny B to write a rap for the Tipp minor footballers


Eoin Fitzgerald (Fethard)

Height: 5’ 11”                             Date of Birth: 24/4/1993

Honours won: Munster Minor football title 2011, Munster and All Ireland colleges B senior football, Munster Under 15 football.

School: High School CBS Clonmel

Favourite Tipperary Player: Willie Morrissey

Ambition: To play senior football for Tipperary

Sean Flynn (Father Sheehys)

Height: 6’ 2”                               Date of Birth: 26/2/1993

Honours won: Munster Minor football title 2011, South Sivision Under 14 C football, Under 16 South and County football, Munster U16 vocational schools, Senior All Ireland vocational schools B, South Division Minor hurling B title.

School: Coláiste Dún Iascaigh Cahir

Favourite Tipp Player: Brian Fox

Ambition: Be successful with Fr. Sheehys and play until 40

Greg Henry (Killenaule)

Height: 6’                                  Date of Birth: 8/6/1994

Honours Won: Munster Minor football title 2011, Munster Under 16 football, Under 17 Daryl                    Darcy Munster title. County B minor B football title.

School: Rockwell College

Favourite Tipperary Player: Philip Austin

Ambition: To win All-Ireland final, and help Tipperary make an All-                                                   Ireland senior final by 2020.

Colman Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)

Height: 6’                                  Date of Birth: 11/2/1994

Honours Won:   Munster Minor Football title 2011, Under 12,14, and 16, and minor football South Division and County titles. All Ireland Peil finalists 2007, Under 10,14 and 16 South Division hurling titles, Munster Under 16 2010, Munster football u17 winners 2010

School:                                     Rockwell College

Favourite Tipperary Player:        Declan Browne

Ambition                                   Play senior football with Tipperary

Seamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commericals)

Height: 6’ 2”                              Date of Birth: 26/6/1993

Honours Won: Munster Minor football title 2011, Under 17 Daryl Darcy Munster title, Under                     15 and 16 Munster football medals and 4 South Division and County                                   football championship medals from under 12 to minor.

School: Thurles CBS

Favourite Tipperary Player:         Brian Mulvill

Ambition: Win an All-Ireland title with Tipperary.


Tom Kirwan (Ardfinnan)

Height: 6’ 1”                               Date of Birth: 3/1/1995

Honours Won: All Ireland schools, Tipp Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 hurling, Under

14 Munster hurling title, Under 15 Munster football title.

School: High School CBS Clonmel

Favourite Tipperary Player: Declan Browne

Ambition: Win Minor All Ireland 2011

Dean Lonergan (Cahir)

Height: 6ft                                 Date of Birth: 24/4/1993

Honours Won:   Munster Minor Football title 2011, 1 Under 16 All-Ireland, 2 Vocational

Schools All-Irelands, 1 School All-Ireland B, 1 Munster Minor Football

School: Colaiste Dun Iascaigh Cahir

Favourite Tipperary Player: Robbie Costigan

Ambition: To win an All- Ireland with Tipperary

Jason Lonergan (Clonmel Commercials )

Height: 6’                                  Date of Birth: 27/2/1994

Honours Won:   Munster Minor Football title 2011, Under 14 player of the year, County final under 14 man of the match. Under 16 South Division and County hurling and football titles. Munster Under 16. Tipp Supporters Club All Ireland under 16 hurling. 2 county minor football tiltes. All Ireland Senior football B colleges

School:                                     High School CBS Clonmel

Favourite Tipperary Player:        Ciaran McDonald

Ambition:                                  To represent Tipperary at the highest level of football.

Bill Maher (Kilsheelan /Kilcash)

Height: 5’ 10”                             Date of Birth: 21/1/1994

Honours Won:   Munster Minor football title 2011, South Division and County club football                       titles, South Division club hurling titles, Tipperary Supporters Club All Ireland               Under 16 hurling 2010, Under 16 Munster football 2010 , All Ireland Senior                football colleges B 2010, Munster and county colleges football champions

School:                                     High School CBS Clonmel

Favourite Tipperary Player:         Johnny Ryan

Ambition:                                  To win an All-Ireland with Tipperary

John Martin (Ballyporeen)

Height: 5’ 10”                             Date of Birth: 20/4/1994

Honours Won:   Munster Minor football title 2011, Under 16 and 17 Munster football titles,

South Division and County Under 21 football, South Division Minor B football

title.

School: Mirchelstown CBS Co. Cork

Favourite Tipperary Player: Conor Sweeney

Ambition: Win Minor All Ireland 2011


John McGrath (Loughmore/Castleiney)

Height: 6’                                  Date of Birth: 28/7/1994

Honours Won:  Munster Minor Football title 2011, Under 12,14, 16 minor and u21 Mid                               Division  A football titles. Under 12 and Under 16 A football county titles.                             Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 A Mid and County hurling titles. Mid senior                         hurling title. Schools Kinane Cup title.

School: Our Lady’s Templemore

Favourite Tipperary Players:       Ciaran McGrath and Eoin Kelly

Ambition: To win the Minor Football All Ireland final and the County                                                senior hurling title.

Adrian McGuire (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

Height: 5’ 10”                             Date of Birth: 15/10/1993

Honours Won:   Munster Minor Football title 2011, South Division and County championships                  Under 12, 14, Minor B; South Division Under 14 hurling, Carrigdhoun Munster                        under 15 hurling, County, Munster and All Ireland Colleges B football, Under                     17 Daryl Darcy Munster title.

School: High School CBS Clonmel

Favourite Tipperary Player:         Declan Browne

Ambition: Win All Ireland Senior football title with Tipperary

John Meagher (Loughmore Castleiney)

Height: 6’ 1”                              Date of Birth: 1/6/1993

Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011; Harty Cup and All Ireland Colleges 2009;                      Tipp Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 hurling 2009, Carrigdhoun Munster                    Under 15 hurling 2008, Tipperary minor hurling championship 2009.

School: Thurles CBS

Favourite Tipperary Player: Noel McGrath

Ambition: To win the All Ireland minor football final!

Stephen O’Brien (Ballina)

Height: 6’ 4”                              Date of Birth: 22/12/1994

Honours Won:   Munster Minor football title 2011, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 North                        Divisional Football titles, Under 16 North Hurling Final, 1 Munster Schools                final, Inter County U14 Shield (Jim Power), Under 16 Munster Football,                                   Tipperary Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 hurling

School:                                     Nenagh CBS

Ambition: To win minor All Ireland 2011

Thomas O’Donoghue (Lattin Cullen)

Height: 5’ 11”                            Date of Birth: 25/6/1994

Honours won: Munster Minor football title 2011, Munster Under 17 football title, Munster senior B colleges title.

School: Abbey CBS, Tipperary Town

Favourite Tipperary Player: Brian Jones

Ambition: Win Minor All Ireland 2011


Oisin O’Flynn (Ardfinnan)

Height: 5’ 11”                             Date of Birth: 4/5/1993

Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011, Minor A county and South champions 2009, All Ireland colleges with Colaiste dun Iascaigh, Minor South Champions 2008, u16 Munster champions with college.

School / College:                       NUI Galway

Colaiste Dun Iascaigh Cahir

Ambition:                                  To play for Tipp in an all Ireland Senior Football Final

Alan O’Riordan (JK Brackens)

Height: 6’                                  Date of Birth: 1/10/1993

Honours won: Munster Minor Football title 2011, U14B County Hurling Final, Under 16B Mid Division Hurling Final, Mid Division Senior Football title

School: Our Lady’s Templemore

Favourite Tipperary Player:         Lorcan Egan

Ambition: Win Minor All Ireland 2011

Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens)

Height: 6’ 2”                               Date of Birth: 12/10/1995.

Honours Won:   Munster Minor football title 2011, Schools  –  Corn ui Cathain, McGowan Cup,                  Kinnane Cup, Mid Division under 14 hurling, Mid under 12, under 14 and                             under 16 football titles.

School: Our Ladys Templemore..

Ambition:          To win a senior hurling all Ireland and football all Ireland in the same year for Tipp and be on both teams

Conor O Sullivan (Galtee Rovers)

Height: 6’ 1”                               Date of Birth: 3/5/1993

Honours Won: West B hurling and football, Munster Minor Football.

College: Mary Immaculate College Limerick

Favourite Tipperary Player: Ciaran McDonald

Ambition: To become a legend of a teacher.

Niall O’Sullivan (Moycarkey-Borris)

Height: 5′ 11”                             Date of Birth: 7/3/93

Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011; Under 14 Mid A football winners; Under 14                   Peadar Cummins inter divisional hurling winners; Tony Forristal Munster                             under 14 hurling tournament runners up; Carrigdhoun Munster Under 15                                  hurling 2008; Tipp Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 2009

School: Colaiste Mhuire co-ed Thurles

Tipperary Institute Thurles (Games Design and                                                                Development)

Favourite Tipperary Player: Lar Corbett

Ambition: Play sport for as long as I can.


Cathal Quigley (Moyle Rovers)

Height: 6’ 1”                               Date of Birth: 16/3/1993

Honours Won: Munster Minor football title 2011, South Division and County Under 14 A hurling, South and County under 16 B hurling, South Under 16 A football,

South Under 21 football, Munster Senior Colleges B hurling

School: Cashel Community School

Favourite Tipperary Player: George Hannigan

Ambition:                                  To be successful in everything I do in the future

Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials)

Height: 6’ 1”                               Date of Birth: 15/2/1993

Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011, 1 All-Ireland SF B Colleges Medal, 2                            Munster Colleges Medals, 3 County Colleges Medals, U12, U14, U16, Minor                       & U21 County ‘A’ Football Medals, Under 17 Daryl Darcy Munster title,

College / School: Mary Immaculate College Limerick

High School CBS Clonmel

Favourite Tipperary Player: Peter Acheson

Ambition: To win an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship with  Tipperary

Philip Quirke (Moyle Rovers)

Height: 6‘ 6”                              Date of Birth: 11/10/94

Honours Won: Munster Minor football title 2011, County Hurling B championship medal; 1                      South Division A football championship, 1 South A hurling championship,

1 South B hurling championship, Under 16 Munster football championship,

Under 17 Daryl Darcy Munster title.

School: Rockwell College

Favourite Tipperary Player: Declan Browne

Ambition: To win a senior football All-Ireland with Tipperary.

TJ Ryan (Rockwell Rovers)

Height: 5′ 4”                              Date of Birth: 20/2/1994

Honours Won:   Munster Minor Football title 2011, West Divisional medals Under 12,14,16,                       Minor, and Under 21 hurling and football.

School: Rockwell College

Favourite Tipperary Player: Conor Sweeney

Ambition: Become senior footballer for Tipp in 2 years!

Gearóid Slattery (Cashel King Cormacs)

Height: 6’ 1”                               Date of Birth: 16/11/94

Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011; Munster Under 16 and 17 football in 2010;                    Munster under 16 hurling with school; West Under 16 “A” hurling and football

School: Cashel Community School

Favourite Tipperary Player: Brendan Cummins

Ambition: Win a Minor All-Ireland with Tipp 2011

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