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DUNGARVAN’S TOM CUNNINGHAM’S LIFELONG SERVICE TO GAELIC GAMES It is appropriate that the words Tom Cunningham (Dungarvan) go hand in hand and while ‘Cunn’ is pencilled in as one of Waterford’s most successful hurlers on the field of play from that golden era of 1957 to 1963, a minor medal winner from ‘48 and a long serving Munster Council rep of 24 years for the Desie outside of the white lines, his commitment to his club from an early age matches anything else in his lifelong involvement in GAA affairs. Born in Church St. in the town in 1931, Cunningham ‘s involvement in his club is total. After a successful underage career he made his debut for the Blues at adult level on the club’s second side, the junior hurlers in 1948 as a seventeen year old and he played his final club game again in junior hurling twenty years later in October 1968 against Tallow. He finished his career without a club championship medal in adult hurling but in the big ball game he was centre back on the Dungarvan side that won the 1954 senior football title after the first game was abandoned due to spectators encroaching on the field and many attempts being made to strike the referee. Similar to many other children in the town, Tom Cunningham’s interest in Gaelic games was nurtured at the CBS from his primary school days and he is photographed with his hurley in hand along with his class and Christian brother teacher at no more than ten years of age. Tom Cunningham’s first taste of success was at minor football level in 1946 on the Sarsfield side, a combination from the CBS, that defeated DLS by 0-1 after a replay in the County final. The same year, as a fifteen year old, he was part of the school’s 18 player panel that won the County senior schools hurling final- the Bishop Hackett Cup. In 1947, ‘Cunn’ was captain of the CBS junior hurling team that defeated Mt. Sion by 8-3 to 4-2 in the County final for the Bishop Colohan cup. Sometime later, the Bishop came to the school to present his trophy to the winning captain and his team in a pupil packed schoolyard which with its unique outdoor iron stairs became a traditional spot to celebrate victories in the sports and in the educational spheres and still does. The Dungarvan youth was now being earmarked as ‘one for the future’ and even more so after 1948 when he was on the County minor hurling All Ireland winning team that defeated Kilkenny by 3-7 to 1-6, the same day that the County won the senior final against Dublin. The Sunday after the minor victory, Mt. Sion defeated Sarsfields by 2-8 to 0-3 in the Waterford final but compensation was gained that year with the winning of the Western minor football final against Cappoquin and the County decider against Mt. Sion by 5-2 to 0-3 with Cunningham on both teams. In respects, Tom Cunningham was born a few years too late to participate in a golden era for his club in football. The Old Borough won four in a row senior titles from 1945 to 1948 and it was in 1949 as an 18 year old that he made his debut on the club’s senior side. Many Gaels have expressed the opinion over the years that ‘Cunn’ was an even more accomplished footballer than a hurler (Kerry will vouch for that in 1957) but we are too young to give an opinion. Cunningham was still a minor in 1949 when Sarsfields retained their Western minor hurling crown but were again defeated by Mt. Sion in the County final, on this occasion by 6-3 to 2-1. He was one of the survivors from the ’48 side that lost their title to Tipperary in the Munster minor hurling final after beating Limerick in the first round. In ’49 he played both senior hurling and senior football for his club at eighteen years of age. Having completed four in a row senior football titles, Kilrossanty’s powerful combination in the following years of their own four in a row wins denied both Dungarvan and Tom Cunningham further Waterford senior titles. The Comeragh beat the Blues each year from 1949 to 1953 including the decider in ’49. Back in the small ball game, Dungarvan qualified for the 1951 County senior final with a win in the semi final over group side Avonmore by 6-10 to 2-3 but were themselves beaten likewise by Mt. Sion in the final by 7-8 to 0-9. This was Tom Cunningham’s one and only appearance in a senior hurling club final and Dungarvan’s final one until 2012. The team lined out as follows : Michael Hogan; Tom Curran, Liam Crotty, Tom Tobin; Michael O Kelly, Willie Barron, Gary Morrissey; Peenie O Donnell, Tom Cunningham; Ned Phelan, Jackie Goode, Austin Hallahan; Percy Butler, Mickey Wade, Paul Lannon. Subs : P. McGrath, Tomsie Dee. It was in football that the Dungarvan star made his debut at adult County senior level when he was on the team that drew with Cork in the 1950 National football league in Youghal on a score of 1-5 (W) to 0-8 in the company of fellow club players Tom McHugh, Jackie Goode, Tom Curran, Mick Hallahan and Willie Barron. ‘Cunn’s involvement in both codes at inter County level increased in 1951 at twenty years of age, playing against Kerry in the Munster football championship, beaten by 5-6 to 1-1 and making his debut in hurling on the national league side that defeated Dublin by 4-4 to 0-6. Working in Waterford County Council offices, the Dungarvan man’s sporting future was defined in both hurling and football as he lined out with Waterford in both Munster championships in 1952 and ultimately until the beginning of the next decade. With fellow club men, Tom McHugh and Mick Hallahan, he was on the team that pushed Kerry all the way in football before losing out by 0-14 to 1-7 in Tralee. Waterford fell victims to Tipperary in the hurling championship while at the tail end of the year the team was leading Kilkenny by 3-4 to 1-9 with nine minutes to go in a NHL game at Walsh Park when proceedings were halted because the pitch was invaded. In the build up to the beginning of the golden era of Waterford senior hurling in the late 1950’s Tom Cunningham was busy in both codes at club and County level. Landmarks included a gallant performance by the footballers in the 1953 Munster semi final against Cork, narrowly losing out by 1-7 to1-5, the 1954 senior football final win against St. Otterans, a group side from rural east of the County, by 1-5 to 0-7 in a replay and the 1956 senior football final against Mt. Sion with a 3-2 to 2-4 defeat denying Cunningham a second senior medal. Cunningham was chosen by Munster for the Railway cup footballers from 1955 to 1960 with a winner’s medal denying him on four of those six occasions, the other two years losing semi finals. Certainly, if he was a Kerryman, he had the ability to win an All Ireland football medal. Tom Cunningham created his own piece of history in 1957 as he became the only Dungarvan player ever to line out in the Munster senior hurling and football finals in the same year. He is renowned for scoring the winning point as centre back in Waterford’s surprise 0-1 win over Kerry in Walsh Park in the Provincial semi final before lining out with fellow dual stars Seamus Power, Michael O Connor and Larry Guinan in the Munster final which Cork won by 0-16 to 1-2. Cunningham played at full forward in the first round of the Munster hurling championship against Limerick with Waterford winning by 4-12 to 5-5. He was moved to corner back for the final against Cork which the Deise won by 1-11 to 1-6 and ‘’with the unenviable task of marking Cork’s danger man Paddy Barry, he completely blotted out the Glen Rovers man and sealed off a number of dangerous moves.’’ The team suffered heartbreak in the All Ireland final to Kilkenny when they were pipped by a late point. ‘’ Our best line on the field was the full back trio of Barron, Flynn and Cunningham and it must have been exasperating for the latter who completely controlled and outmanoeuvred Sean Clohessy while he marked him to see the Tullaroan man shoot the equalising point four minutes from time after he had been moved to the wing’’. Final score : Kilkenny 4-10 Waterford 3-12. The Dungarvan star played with both County sides again in 1958, reaching the Munster final in hurling which Tipperary won convincingly by 4-12 to 1-5. The successes of 1959 almost passed him by as he suffered a hand injury in February and missed the first two Munster championship wins over Galway and Tipperary. He came on as a sub in the Munster final and again in the All Ireland final which ended in a draw : Kilkenny 5-5 Waterford 1-17. In the replay ‘Cunn’ started at full forward as he added a senior medal to his minor one eleven years previously : Waterford 3-12 Kilkenny 1-10. Though 1959 was as busy a year as any for Tom Cunningham he refereed the Munster senior football final in Killarney when Kerry beat Cork by 2-15 to 2-8. His two linesmen were Larry Guinan and Frankie Walsh. In 1960 Cunningham refereed the All Ireland senior football drawn semi final game between Down and Offaly. Though one of these now successful Waterford stars was still in the middle of his inter County career, Tom Cunningham’s interest in his club was also of paramount importance. Not surprising, for as far back as 1951 at twenty years of age he was on the club committee and in 1952 he was club treasurer. ‘Cunn trained the Blues minor footballers to win the 1961 County minor football final against DLS by 0-6 to 1-2 with fellow inter County star John Barron training the opposition. Tom and Bro. Looney(trainer) at the CBS guided the Blues minor hurlers in the epic three Western finals v Abbeyside in 1964 before losing out to Mt. Sion in the County final. However, two years later all was put right when their charges beat Ferrybank by 2-9 to 1-4. Vice chairman of the local club during these years Cunningham, concentrating on the small ball game from the early ‘60’s, was part and parcel of the Waterford team that defeated Tipperary on two occasions in 1963 which is noteworthy as this was something the Deise couldn’t achieve even once between 1943 and 1958. Tom was back in the corner of defence for the Munster final , ‘’coolness personified, he tamed Tipp’s goal terrier Sean McLoughlin with his finest display in a long time.’’ He was 32 years old. Waterford also beat Tipp in the home league final in ’63 by 2-15 to 4-7 before defeating New York in the final proper after a replay in Nowlan Park by 3-10 to 1-10 with a former Dungarvan player Johnny Quarry lining out at full forward for the visitors. 1963 was the year that this Waterford group of players should have added a second All Ireland title and despite scoring six goals in the final against Kilkenny they were beaten by 0-3 on a score of 4-17 to 6-8. Tom was chairman of his club in 1964 while he played on the Deise side that were narrowly beaten by Cork in by 4-10 to 5-6 and again in1965 after a replay on a score of 1-11 to 2-5. His final chance of a club hurling medal was denied by Geraldines in the Western intermediate final in 1965 on a score of 2-4 to 0-9. Tom hung up his County jersey in 1966 after the Munster final defeat by Cork on a score of 4-9 to 2-9 and the following year he was elected as Waterford’s rep to the Munster Council a position he held until he retired from it in 1991. His hall mark at this level and at County conventions and board meetings was his wise counsel and common sense approach which his former colleague and friend the late Seamus O Brien used refer to on occasions. At club level it was the same and to this day when he is asked for his opinion on club affairs. The now former County star trained club teams in the 1970’s including the intermediate hurling side that beat Stradbally in the County final of 1978 by 1-14 to 0-8 along with fellow selectors ‘Twig Lyons, Pat Wade and Martin Sandford. In addition to training under age teams during the 1980’s he worked behind the scenes in acquiring and developing Dungarvan’s first permanent home of its own and he is currently one of the club’s five trustees. In essence, Tom Cunningham gave a lifetime of service to Gaelic Games that any club and County would be fortunate to receive.

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2020 FIXTURES AND RESULTS

County Senior Hurling Championship Fixtures
Round One
Dungarvan 1-17 v Fourmilewater 0-21.
Fraher Field on Sunday 26th July at 5pm
Round Two
BYE
Round Three
Dungarvan 4.19 v Lismore 6.18
Fraher Field on Sunday 9th August at 6pm
WESTERN INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Wednesday September 9th : Dungarvan 1-13 v Modeligo 0-15 in Abbeyside at 8pm.
Saturday September 12th : Dungarvan 1-11 v Ballinacourty  1-6 in Fraher Field at 2pm.
Saturday September 19th : Western semi final : Dungarvan 2-12 Sliabh gCua 0-8.
JUNIOR  HURLING
Dungarvan v Abbeyside in Dungarvan Sunday July 19th at 2pm.
RESULT : Abbeyside 2-23 Dungarvan 1-4.
Dungarvan 3-7 v Ballyduff  3-24 in Ballyduff Sunday August 2nd at 12 noon.
JUNIOR FOOTBALL
Saturday September 12th : An Rinn 2-12 Dungarvan 0-1
Saturday September 19th : Stradbally 4-20 Dungarvan 2-5.
UNDER 11 HURLING :
Tuesday July 21st : Dungarvan 1-2 An Ghaeltacht 1-1.
Tuesday July 28th : Naomh Brid 1-2 Dungarvan 1-1.
Tuesday August 18th : Dungarvan 1-2 Abbeyside 1-1.
UNDER 11 FOOTBALL:
Dungarvan 1-2 Ballinacourty 1-1
Dungarvan 1-2 An Ghaeltacht 1-1
UNDER 12 HURLING :
Friday July 24th : Dungarvan 1-2 St. Olivers 1-1.
Friday July 31st : St. Carthages 5-9 Dungarvan 2-4.
Wednesday  August 5th : Dungarvan 4-3 Fourmilewater  3-3.
Wednesday August 12th : Abbeyside 5.7 Dungarvan 1-4.
UNDER 12 FOOTBALL
Dungarvan 1-2 St. Olivers 1-1
Dungarvan 1-2 Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg 1-1
Dungarvan 1-1 Brickeys 1-1
UNDER 13 HURLING :
Monday July 20th : Dungarvan 3-6 Cappoquin 3-6.
Monday July 27th : Dungarvan 3-8 Cois Bhrid 1-3.
Monday August 10 : Dungarvan 2-13 Ballyduff 2-9.
Wednesday August 26th ; Quarter final : Dungarvan 1-9 Roanmore 2-5.
Tuesday September 2nd : Semi Final : DLS 6-10 Dungarvan 1-5.
UNDER  13 FOOTBALL
ROUND 1 Dungarvan 2-12 St. Pats 2-5.
Round 2 :  Cois Bhride 4-5 Dungarvan 2-9.
Round 3 : Brickeys 6-8 Dungarvan 4-8.
UNDER 14 HURLING :
Monday August 3rd :Dungarvan 4-9 Abbeyside 1-7.
Saturday August 9th : Semi Final : Dungavan 7-10 Ardmore 3-5.
Sunday August : 16th : Western Final : Cois Bhride 4-7 Dungarvan 2-12
UNDER 15 HURLING:
Friday 17th of July :  Cois Bhride 4-15 Dungarvan 0-3.
Thursday July 24th : Naomh Brid 6-13 Dungarvan 4-6.
Monday July 21st : Ballyduff 5-13 Dungarvan 1-9.
Monday July 28th : Walk over to Clonea.
Tramore 1-17 Dungarvan 4-3(aet).
UNDER 15 FOOTBALL :
Minor Hurling & Football Fixtures
County Minor Hurling Fixtures
Round One
Dungarvan 5-20  v Stradbally 2-12
Home on Saturday 1st August at 4pm
Round Two
Dungarvan 2-10 v Kilrossanty 5-12.
Away on Wednesday 5th August at 7.30pm
Round Three
BYE
Minor Hurling County Semi Final : Erins Own 3-13 Dungarvan 2-12, (AET).
County Minor Football Fixtures
Round One
Dungarvan 2-7 v Kilrossanty5-10.
Away on Monday 24th August at 7.30pm
Round Two
Dungarvan 7-14 v Brickey Rangers 0-5
Away on Thursday 27th August at 7.30pm
Round Three
Dungarvan w/o v Cois Bhride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 RESULTS

 

Senior Hurling Championship 2019

Round 1 : Sunday April 7th in Fraher Field

Dungarvan 0-22 Tallow 3-12.

Round 2 :  Sunday June 23rd :Ballygunner 1-18 Dungarvan 0-14.

ROUND 3 : Sunday July 28th : Dungarvan 2-31 Clonea 1-8.

SHC Play OFF : Dungarvan 1-26 Fourmilewater 2-13

SHC Quarter Final : Sunday September 1st : Dungarvan 2-17 Abbbeyside 3-12.

SHC Semi Final : Sunday September 29th : Ballygunner 2-22 Dungarvan 1-13.

Senior Hurling League :

SATURDAY MARCH 6TH…. Dungarvan 1-20 Ballyduff 0-10.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 20TH : DUNGARVAN 3-16 FOURMILEWATER 2-14.

SATURDAY MARCH 23RD : LISMORE 2-19 DUNGARVAN 2-18.

THURSDAY MAY 2ND : DUNGARVAN 1-18 TALLOW 2-15.

FRIDAY JUNE 14TH : DUNGARVAN 1-17 ABBEYSIDE 0-7.

LEAGUE SEMI FINAL SATURDAY JULY 20TH : DUNGAVAN 1-24 BALLYGUNNER 1-14.

LEAGUE FINAL SATURDAY AUGUST 17TH : DLS 5-22 DUNGARVAN 0-16.

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL :

ROUND 1 : DUNGARVAN 1-15 SLIABH GCUA 0-9.

ROUND 2 : MODELIGO 1-16 DUNGARVAN 1-13.

ROUND 3 : DUNGARVAN 2-13 BALLINAMEELA 1-10.

ROUND 5 : DUNGARVAN 2-13 COLLIGAN EMMETS 3-8.

ROUND 4 : DUNGARVAN 1-14 BALLINACOURTY 2-9.

SEMI FINAL : MODELIGO 2-10 DUNGARVAN 1-9.

JUNIOR HURLING:

Round 1 in Colligan Sunday April 7th :Fourmilewater 2-17 Dungarvan 2-10.

Round 2 in Cappoquin Friday May 3rd : Tallow 2-21 Dungarvan 1-14.

Round 3 in Bushy Park : Friday June 28th : An Rinn 5-16 Dungarvan 1-7.

Round 4 in Cappoquin : Dungarvan 2-15 Lismore  3-12.

Round 5 : Dungarvan 2-13 Ballyduff 1-16.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL :

ROUND 1 :CLASHMORE/KINSALEBEG 2-10 DUNGARVAN 2-6.

ROUND 2 : NIRE 5-9 DUNGARVAN 1-6.

Round 3 : Kilrossanty 4-14 Dungavan 2-7.

ROUND 4 : BRICKEYS 1-18 DUNGARVAN 1-11

BILLY KIELY CLUB FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

JUNIORS 2-13 UNDER 19’s 2-7.

UNDER 19 FOOTBALL :

THURSDAY MATCH 28TH : WALKOVER FROM CLASHMORE/KINSALEBEG.

WESTERN SEMI FINAL : Tuesday jULY 16 : DUNGARVAN 4-8 BALYDUFF 0-5.

WESTERN FINAL : SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH > NIRE 5-16 DUNGARVAN 0-6.

UNDER 19 C HURLING :

August 3rd :  Stradbally 2-15 Dungarvan 1-12

November 10th : Western Semi Final : Kilrossanty 2-22 Dungarvan 0-16.

 

MINOR FOOTBALL :

Sunday February 24th : Brickeys 1-11. Dungarvan 2-6.

Friday March 8th : St. Pats/ Naomh Brid 2-11 Dungarvan 2-5.

SUNDAY APRIL 28TH : Rathgormack 3-9 Dungarvan 2-7.

MINOR HURLING :

Round 1 : Dungarvan 3-10 An Ghaeltacht 1-13.

Round 2 : Dungarvan 2-15 Fourmilewater 1-18.

Round3 : Naomh Brid 3-18 DUNGARVAN 2-13.

Round 4 : Dungarvan 3-15 Kilrossanty 1-14

Quarter Final : Dungarvan 5-15 Tramore 4-16.

Semi Final : Fourmilewater 1-17 Dungarvan 0-9.

UNDER 15 FOOTBALL :

SATURDAY MARCH 23RD : DUNGARVAN 3-10 ST. CARTHAGES 3-0.

FRIDAY APRIL 5TH : DUNGARVAN 2-9 ROANMORE 2-8.

MONDAY APRIL 8TH : DUNGARVAN 2-7 GAULTIER 1-9.

TUESDAY MAY 7TH : QUARTER FINAL : DUNGARVAN 2-10 AN GHAELTACHT 0-2.

SATURDAY MAY 11TH :SEMI FINAL : BALLYDUFF/ PORTLAW 5-11 DUNGARVAN 2-4.

UNDER 15 HURLING

Round 1 : Walkover from Cois Bhride.

Round 2 : Dungarvan 2-13 Clan Na Gael 3-6.

Round 3 : Brickey Rangers 8.13 Dungarvan 3-8.

Round 4 : Dungarvan 4-15 St. Mary’s 3-11.

Round 5 : Clonea 6-10 Dungarvan 1-6.

Play Off : Naomh Brid 4-10 Dungarvan 4-4.

 

UNDER 13 FOOTBALL

SUNDAY MARCH 10TH : DUNGARVAN 4-6 STRADBALLY 0-1.

THURSDAY MARCH 14TH : DUNGARVAN 3-6 BALLINACOURTY 2-9.

THURSDAY MARCH 21ST : DUNGARVAN 4-4 ST. CARTHAGES 1-3.

THURSDAY MARCH 28TH : NIRE 2-13 DUNGARVAN 3-2.

FRIDAY APRIL 12TH : COIS BHRIDE 3-8 DUNGARVAN 2-7.

WEDNESDAY MAY 1ST : DUNGARVAN 2-7 AN GHAELTACHT 1-4.

MONDAY MAY 27TH : SEMI FINAL : NIRE 5-9 DUNGARVAN 2-2.

UNDER 13 HURLING :

Dungarvan 4-8 Sacred Heart 1-7.

Dungarvan 5-8 Portlaw/ Ballyduff 1-5.

Dungarvan 6-6 Ardmore 2-3.

Dungarvan 1-6 DLS 1-6.

Quarter Final : Dungarvan 3-10 An Ghaeltacht 2-6

UNDER 12 HURLING

12th of April : Ballyduff 1-2 Dungarvan 1-2.

26th of April : Youghal 1-2 Dungarvan 1-1.

10TH of May : St. Carthages 1-2 Dungarvan 1-1.

24TH OF MAY : DUNGARVAN 1-2 COIS BHRIDE 1-1.

5th of June : Dungarvan 1-2 St. Olivers1-1.

21st of June : Dungarvan 1-2 St. Pats 1-1.

UNDER 12 FOOTBALL

2nd of August : Dungarvan 1-2 Kilrossanty 1-1.

6th of August : Dungarvan 1-2 Naomh Brid 1-1.

16th of August : Dungarvan 1-2 St. Pats 1-1.

19th of August : Dungarvan 1-2 Nire 1-1.

 

UNDER 11 HURLING

19th of April : Dungarvan 1-2 Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg 1-1.

3rd of May : Dungarvan 1-2 St. Olivers 1-1.

17th of May : St. Carthages 1-2 Dungarvan 1-1.

31st of May : Abbeyside 1-2 Dungarvan 1-1.

14th of June : Dungarvan 1-2 Fourmilewater 1-1.

 

under 11 football

23/7/2019 : Brickeys 5-11 Dungarvan 7-3.

August 9th : Dungarvan 1-2 Ballinacourty 1-1

August 23rd : Dungarvan 1-2 Stradbally 1-1.

 

UNDER 14 HURLING :

June 19th : Western Final Division 3 : Dungarvan 3-11 Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg 2-7.

jULY 13TH : County Final : DUNGARVAN 2-10 PASSAGE 1-9

 

 

 

 

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