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Intermediate Final Preview: Roll of Honour   30/10/2012

By the Man with the Cap

As part of the build up to this Sunday's Intermediate Hurling Championship Final, sponsored by Finnerty Plant, we bring you the list of the previous winners of the county intermediate title.

Of this years two finalists, only one has tasted glory before, with Killimordaly going for 4 title wins, to go along with their previous wins in 1951, 1963 and 2006. The Killimordaly club have been runners-up on several occasions, including last year when they were defeated by Moycullen.
On the otherhand, Ahascragh-Fohenagh are in fact only appearing in their first ever county intermediate final. The club was founded in 2002 when the olders clubs of Ahascragh and Fohenagh came together (they had already amalgamated at juvenile in 1999). Ahascragh did appear in the 1972 final, in which they lost to Mullagh.

The competition was begun in 1949 (see also note 2 below), and had two periods when it was not played -from 1954 to 1958, and from 1967 to 1970 (see note 1 below).

Clubs with most wins:
4...Padraig Pearses (1979, 1991, 1995 and 2010)
4...Mullagh (1972, 1974, 1982 and 2003)
3...Killimordaly (1951, 1963 and 2006)
3...Oranmore/Maree (Oranmore - 1950, Maree - 1953, Oranmore-Maree - 1990)
3...Meelick-Eyrecourt (Eyrecourt 1959, Meelick-Eyrecourt - 1973 and 1997)
3...Tynagh-Abbey-Duniry (Tynagh - 1987, Abbey-Duniry - 1989, TAD - 2009)

Note: Many titles won above were before some older clubs joined together, so for the purpose of above we have added them in together. We do however acknowledge that they, for example Maree and Tynagh, were clubs in their own right when they won their titles.


The previous winners are:

 YEAR    WINNER    RUNNER-UP
 2012    Ahascragh-Fohenagh  v  Killimordaly
 2011    Moycullen 2-10  v  Killimordaly 0-13
 2010    Padraig Pearses 1-10  v  Killimor 1-8 
 2009    Tynagh-Abbey-Duniry 1-20  v  Meelick-Eyrecourt 1-16
 2008    Cappataggle 1-10  v  Killimordaly 0-11
 2007    Tommie Larkins 0-13  v  Padraig Pearses 0-10
 2006    Killimordaly 3-11  v  Kiltormer 1-12 
 2005    Tommie Larkins 1-14  v  Beagh 0-8
 2004    St. Thomas 2-14  v  Meelick-Eyrecourt 1-8
 2003    Mullagh (0-12) 1-13  v  Liam Mellows (2-6) 0-10
 2002    Beagh (1-13) 1-12  v  Mullagh (2-10) 1-10
 2001    Kiltormer 0-9  v  Oranmore-Maree 0-8
 2000    Ballindereen 1-8  v  Kiltormer 0-4
 1999    Kilnadeema-Leitrim 2-9  v  Kiltormer 1-9
 1998    Athenry 0-17  v  Craughwell 2-9
 1997    Meelick-Eyrecourt 0-11  v  Kiltormer 0-8
 1996    St. Thomas 2-10  v  Craughwell 1-8
 1995    Padraig Pearses 0-14  v  Meelick-Eyrecourt 1-8
 1994    Clarinbridge 3-15  v  Tommie Larkins 1-7
 1993    Kilconieron 0-13  v  Beagh 2-5 
 1992    Portumna (0-14) 6-8  v  Kilconieron (1-11) 1-5
 1991    Padraig Pearses (0-8) 2-6   v  Killimor (1-5) 1-5
 1990    Oranmore-Maree 0-12  v  Portumna 2-5
 1989    Abbey-Duniry (1-11) 3-6  v  Portumna (0-14) 2-5
 1988    Carnmore 1-9  v  Padraig Pearses 0-4
 1987    Tynagh 1-11  v  Padraig Pearses 2-6
 1986    Craughwell 1-9  v  Carnmore 0-6
 1985    Abbeyknockmoy 1-9  v  Craughwell 0-6
 1984    Killimor 3-7  v  Tynagh 0-9
 1983    Clarinbridge 1-9  v  Oranmore-Maree 1-3
 1982    Mullagh 3-13  v  Tynagh 1-3
 1981    Loughrea 3-8  v  Killimor 2-6
 1980    Beagh 4-13  v  Mullagh 3-11
 1979    Padraig Pearses 2-6  v  Killimor 2-5
 1978    Kilbeacanty 0-17  v  St. Thomas' 2-4
 1977    Rahoon 3-12  v  Padraig Pearses 1-12
 1976    Sarsfields 3-4  v  Killimor 0-4
 1975    Kiltormer (0-12) 5-6  v  Killimor (1-9) 3-4
 1974    Mullagh 3-6  v  Kiltormer 1-9
 1973    Meelick-Eyrecourt 3-8  v  Craughwell 4-3
 1972    Mullagh 1-10  v  Ahascragh 0-5
 1971    Abbeyknockmoy  v  Kiltormer (newly updated)
 1970    not played    
 1969    not played    
 1968    not played    
 1967    not played    
 1966    Kinvara 1-9  v  Oranmore 2-0
 1965    Ardrahan 5-4  v  Tynagh 0-7
 1964    Moycullen 7-13  v  Cappataggle 5-2
 1963    Killimordaly 3-12  v  Cussane 4-7
 1962    Cappataggle 5-12  v  Ardrahan 4-5
 1961    Carnmore 4-5  v  Loughrea 4-1
 1960    Newcastle 2-4  v  Ballindereen 2-3
 1959    Eyrecourt 1-5  v  Newcastle 0-4
 1958    not played    
 1957    not played    
 1956    not played    
 1955    not played    
 1954    not played    
 1953    Maree 6-1  v  Craughwell 4-1
 1952    Skehana 3-5  v  Craughwell 3-3
 1951    Killimordaly 6-7  v  Clarinbridge 3-2
 1950    Oranmore 3-5  v  Killimor 3-1 (after replay)
 1949    Kilrickle    

Note 1:
Some records have Kinvara as County Intermediate champions of 1970. I cannot find any record of that win, and in fact I can't find any record of the championship being played in that year. The championship was suspended in 1967 and, from my research, was not resumed until 1971. I do have a report of the 1971 County Convention, held in early February of that year, when it was decided to re-introduce the intermediate championship. Craughwell's P.J. Callanan proposed the motion saying that "junior teams who suddenly found themselves playing senior championship found the going tough in the first year".
Perhaps the lads in Kinvara still wish to claim it though!

Note 2:
I am slightly confused as to when the county intermediate championship actually started. For example, from my records, I cannot find anything on a 1949 county intermediate final. However in the report of the 1950 county convention, it clearly states that Kilrickle won the 1949 title. However, also in that 1950 convention report, there is record of a motion being put forward by the Gaels of Carnmore before the 1950 County Convention wishing that there be a county intermediate championship. Kinda confusing!

Some of the old hurling boards did hold their own divisional intermediate competitions, and Kilrickle or St. Kerrills did beat St. Enda's to win the 1949 East Board final. Perhaps that is where the confusion arises.

More info found! Just last night I came across a few snippets that now really confuse things. There is a report of a 1944 Intermediate final played on Easter Sunday of 1945 between Cussane and a St. Finbarrs? Also, there is another report of Moycullen defeating Leitrim by 5-2 to 2-2 in the 1945 county intermediate final, played in 1946. And.....another report of Ardrahan defeating Killimor by 6-6 to 2-3 to win the 1948 county intermediate title.
However, throughout the 1940's there is several convention reports of suggestions to establish a county intermediate championship, which may lead one to think that the above 1940's finals were not championships, but only leagues???

Perhaps someone could clarify the situation?
I would appreciate if anyone has any info, no matter how small, to perhaps submit it via the option on this website's homepage. Any bit at all would be much appreciated.

Note 3:
In 1976 when Sarsfields won their title, it was in fact called the Division 2 title.

Note 4:
I cant seem to be able to find who Abbeyknockmoy defeated to win the 1971 title. Perhaps someone knows? We got it!!! Someone has just got in touch and says it was Kiltormer! Thanks!

By The Man with the Cap





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