Cork football team to play Tipperary in McGrath Cup

Cork footballers will play Tipperary in Round 2 of McGrath Cup.

The game will take place in Mallow on Thursday 2nd January at 7.30pm.

Team to play

1. Joe Creedon (Iveleary)
2. Shane Hickey (Millstreet)
3. Sean Wilson (Douglas)
4. Sam Ryan (St Finbarrs)
5. Tadhg Corkery (Cill na Martra)
6. Sean Meehan (Kiskeam)
7. Cian Kiely (Ballincollig)
8. Brian Hartnett (Douglas)
9. Thomas Clancy (Clonakilty)
10. Colm Barrett (St Finbarrs)
11. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
12. Peter O Driscoll (Ilen Rovers)
13. Cian Dorgan (Ballincollig)
14. Stephen Sherlock (St Finbarrs)
15. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)
16. Anthony Casey (Kiskeam)
17. Sean Fitzgerald (O Donovan Rossa)
18. Peter Murphy (Bandon)
19. Liam O Donovan (Clonakilty)
20. Colm O’ Callaghan (Eire Og)
21. Ryan Harkin (Mallow)
22. John O’ Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
23. Damien Gore (Kilmacabea)
24. Cathail O Mahony (Mitchelstown)

Cork beat Waterford in Munster SHL

Cork 1-17
Waterford 1-13

Denis Hurley reports from Fraher Field- report from 42.ie

CORK PROGRESSED TO the final of the Co-Op SuperStores Munster HL as they saw off Waterford by four points at Dungarvan on Sunday afternoon.

A crowd of 2,976 was present at Fraher Field to witness what was typical pre-season fare, with home side Waterford having 16 wides while Cork built on the pre-Christmas win over Kerry. They will face Clare or Limerick in the decider on 12 January.

Points from Conor Lehane and Michael O’Halloran had put Cork 0-3 to 0-1 ahead before Waterford struck for a goal on nine minutes, Kieran Power’s delivery breaking for Stephen Bennett, who set up Patrick Curran for a good finish.

That score was key for much of the half, with Bennett putting Waterford 1-3 to 0-5 ahead on 21, but Cork dominated from there until half-time. Lehane’s third had them level and he put them in front again from a 65, awarded after his goal attempt from a close-range free was repelled.

Then, on 27, Cork moved four ahead as Chris O’Leary’s ball from deep wasn’t dealt with by the home defence, allowing Tommy O’Connell – just on as a blood sub – to latch on to possession and fire home.

Cork might have had another goal just after that following a good move but Nolan smothered O’Halloran’s half-chance. Nevertheless, points from Jack O’Connor (two) and Lehane with his fifth had Cork seven ahead before Waterford responded in added time through Stephen Bennett and Jack Lyons to trail by five.

michael-ohalloran-and-conor-pruntyCork’s Michael O’Halloran in action against Waterford’s Conor Prunty.Source: Ken Sutton/INPHO

The home side should have eaten into that lead on the resumption but were hampered by poor shooting. They did eventually get off the mark through a Curran free on 40 and he added another four minutes later when play was brought back following a Mikey Kearney goal chance that went wide.

While Luke Meade broke Cork’s second-half duck after that, Waterford remained on top and Curran’s fifth brought them within two with 20 minutes left. Robbie O’Flynn and Aidan Walsh looked to have given Cork breathing space again but Waterford couldn’t be shaken and Shane McNulty, Curran and Kevin Moran had points to leave just one in it with nine left.

Ultimately, Waterford were paid to pay for their inaccuracy though as Lehane, Aidan Walsh and O’Connell made the game safe.

Scorers for Cork: Conor Lehane 0-6 (0-3 frees, 0-1 65), Tommy O’Connell 1-1, Jack O’Connor 0-3, Luke Meade, Robbie O’Flynn, Aidan Walsh 0-2 each, Michael O’Halloran 0-1.

Scorers for Waterford: Patrick Curran 1-6 (0-5 frees), Stephen Bennett 0-2 (0-1 free), Shane McNulty, Kevin Moran, Kieran Bennett, Darragh Lyons, Calum Lyons 0-1 each.

Cork

1. Ger Collins (Ballinhassig)

2. Seán O’Leary Hayes (Midleton)
4. Eoghan Murphy (Sarsfields)
20. Niall O’Leary (Castlelyons)

5. Chris O’Leary (Valley Rovers)
6. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
18. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarr’s)

8. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
9. Ryan Walsh (Kanturk)

10, Robbie O’Flynn (Erin’s Own)
11. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
12. Seán Twomey (Courcey Rovers)

15. Jack O’Connor (Sarsfields)
14. Michael O’Halloran (Blackrock)
13. Luke Meade (Newcestown)

Subs

21. Tommy O’Connell (Midleton) for Twomey (25-half-time, blood)
22. Shane O’Regan (Watergrasshill) for O’Halloran (55)
25. Seán O’Donoghue (Inniscarra) for Ryan Walsh (60)
O’Connell for Lehane (65)
19. David Lowney (Clonakilty) for Cooper (68)

Waterford

1. Billy Nolan (Roanmore)

4. Shane McNulty (De La Salle)

3. Conor Prunty (Abbeyside)
2. Conor Gleeson (Fourmilewater)

7. Kevin Moran (De La Salle)
6. Kieran Power (Dungarvan)
5. Iarlaith Daly (Lismore)

8. Kieran Bennett (Ballysaggart)
9. Jake Dillon (De La Salle)

12. Jack Fagan (De La Salle)
11. Darragh Lyons (Dungarvan)
10. Neil Montgomery (Abbeyside)

13. Billy Power (Clonea)
14. Stephen Bennett (Ballysaggart)
15. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan)

Subs

17. Calum Lyons (Ballyduff Lower) for Daly (35, injured)
20. Mikey Kearney (Ballyduff Upper) for Montgomery (half-time)
23. Jack Prendergast (Lismore) for Fagan (half-time)
18. Tom Barron (Fourmilewater) for Stephen Bennett (53)
21. Shane Ryan (Fourmilewater) for Curran (66)

Referee: John McCormack (Tipperary)

Cork win opening game in McGrath Cup

Cork 6-19
Kerry 2-9

Paul Brennan reports from Austin Stack Park report from 42.ie

DO NOT ADJUST your mobile device: yes, a Cork football team has beaten Kerry in Tralee by 22 points.

Such is the way the GAA calendar is shaping up these days, it is in the dying days of 2019 that the 2020 football season is taking root for Kerry and Cork, and on this evidence it’s the latter who is breaking through first and looking for that early growth.

Of course, there is still turkey in the fridge so context is essential here. Cork manager Ronan McCarthy sent out a strong looking team with plenty of familiar names in his side, with Mattie Taylor, Ian Maguire, Sean White and Sean Powter joined by Ciaran Sheehan, back in a Rebel jersey after a few years in the AFL in Australia.

With the Kerry senior panel departed for a holiday in Thailand, Peter Keane handed the managerial bib over to U20 boss John Sugrue, who opted to field a very callow and inexperienced panel made up largely of players he will use for the U20 championship. And in the end the result fairly reflected the men against boys flavour to this contest.

There was a time not too long ago that these age-old Munster rivals were meeting three and four times a year, but with Cork slipping down the divisions of the National League, and failing to make the business end of the Championship in recent years, the meetings have been less frequent.

Perhaps, then, it was no surprise to see a healthy crowd of 1,585 pitch up in Tralee this afternoon for this McGrath Cup meeting, with the unseasonably dry and warm weather no doubt drawing a few extra supporters out of the house.

luka-brosnan-and-ciaran-sheehan

A pity, then, that the contest did little to capture the imagination of those looking in, even though the result will have shortened the journey home for the sparse Cork contingent who will have enjoyed this result, no matter the context.

The first quarter was surprisingly competitive with Kerry taking a 0-2 to no score lead and still leading 0-4 to 0-3 after Sean Quilter’s free in the 12th minute.

However, after Maguire, who was excellent at midfield, equalised for Cork in the 14th minute the Rebels pulled further and further away as Kerry’s inexperience was laid bare.

Cork were 0-8 to 0-4 ahead when Cathail O’Mahony raised the first of their six green flags as they enjoyed an unassailable 1-15 to 0-5 half-time lead, even with the aid of a stiff breeze.

It was 1-16 to 0-7 when Cork’s second goal arrived, through Damien Gore in the 52nd minute, and the Kilmacabea man had his hat trick within seven minutes, goaling first from O’Mahony’s teasing pass and then beating Brian Lonergan from the penalty spot after O’Mahony was fouled, making it 4-16 to 0-7.

ronan-mccarthy-cian-oneill-and-kevin-smith

Shane Forde’s goal helped make it 5-18 to 0-7 by the 64th minute before Kerry engineered consolation goals from Paul Walsh and Quilter, but the crowds were already headed for the exits by that stage.

To add insult to injury for the home side, the Kingdom’s best player on show, full forward Donal O’Sullivan, limped out with a hamstring problem late on, before substitute Powter added Cork’s sixth goal in what was a sobering afternoon for Sugrue and Kerry.

Ronan McCarthy won’t draw anything from this result other than that his players were workmanlike and disciplined on a day that the new playing rules passed by largely unnoticed. Only one offensive mark was claimed – Cork’s Cathail O’Mahony fluffed the free shot in the 46th minute – and Derek O’Mahony didn’t have to utilise the sin-bin in what was a fairly benign contest from start to finish.

Scorers for Cork: Damien Gore 3-5 (1-0 pen), Cathal O’Mahony 1-4 (0-1f), Shane Forde, Sean Powter 1-0 each, Mattie Taylor, Sean White, Ryan Harkin 0-2 each, Kevin Crowley, Ian Maguire, Paul Walsh, Ciaran Sheehan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kerry: Sean Quilter 1-3 (0-2f), Donal O’Sullivan 0-3 (2f), Paul Walsh 1-0, Paul O’Shea 0-2, Adam O’Donoghue 0-1.

Cork

1. Anthony Casey (Kiskeam)

2. Maurice Shanley (Clonakilty)
3. Aidan Browne (Newmarket)
4. Nathan Walsh (Douglas)

5. Kevin Crowley (Millstreet)
6. Peter Murphy (Bandon)
7. Mattie Taylor (Mallow)

8. Ian Maguire (St Finbarrs)
9. Paul Walsh (Kanturk)

10. Shane Forde (Na Piarsaigh)
11. Sean White (Clonakilty)
12. Ryan Harkin (Mallow)

13. Damien Gore (Kilmacabea)
14. Ciaran Sheehan (Eire Og)
15. Cathail O Mahony (Mitchelstown)

Subs

17. Paul Ring (Aghabullogue) for N Walsh (inj, 41)
19. Cian Kiely (Ballincollig) for M Taylor (50)
23. Sean Powter (Douglas) for S White (51)
25. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues) for C Sheehan (55)
21. Brian Hartnett (Douglas) for P Walsh (59)

Kerry

1. Brian Lonergan (Ballymacelligott)

2. Sean T Dillon (St Senans)
3. James McCarthy (Kenmare)
18. Luka Brosnan (Castleisland Desmonds)

5. Dan McCarthy (Kenmare)
17. Sean O’Connell (Cordal)
7. Cormac Coffey (Kerins O’Rahillys)

8. Griffin Wharton (Kenmare)
9. Barry Mahony (St Senans)

10. Ronan Buckley (Listry)
11. Paul O’Shea (Kilcummin)
12. Adam Donoghue (Castleisland Desmonds)

13. Paul Walsh (Brosna)
14. Donal O’Sullivan (Kilgarvan)
15. Sean Quilter (Austin Stacks)

Subs

20. Tadhg Sugrue (Tuosist) for G Wharton (42)
4. Owen Fitzgerald (Gneeveguilla) for S T Dillon (50)
21. Killian Falvey (Annascaul) for B Mahony (59)
19. Seán Óg Moran (Dingle) for J McCarthy (63)
22. Darragh Rahilly (Rathmore) for D O’Sullivan (inj, 63)

Referee: Derek O’Mahony (Tipperary

Cork footballers play Kerry in McGrath Cup

Cork footballers will play Kerry in Round 1 of McGrath Cup.

The game will take place in Tralee on Sunday at 2pm.

Team to play

1. Anthony Casey (Kiskeam)
2. Maurice Shanley (Clonakilty)
3. Aidan Browne (Newmarket)
4. Nathan Walsh (Douglas)
5. Kevin Crowley (Millstreet)
6. Peter Murphy (Bandon)
7. Mattie Taylor (Mallow)
8. Ian Maguire (St Finbarrs)
9. Paul Walsh (Kanturk)
10. Shane Forde (Na Piarsaigh)
11. Sean White (Clonakilty)
12. Ryan Harkin (Mallow)
13. Damien Gore (Kilmacabea)
14. Ciaran Sheehan (Eire Og)
15. Cathail O Mahony (Mitchelstown)
16. Joe Creedon (Iveleary)
17. Paul Ring (Aghabullogue)
18. Liam O Donovan (Clonakilty)
19. Cian Kiely (Ballincollig)
20. Tom Clancy (Clonakilty)
21. Brian Hartnett (Douglas)
22. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
23. Sean Powter (Douglas)
24. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)
25. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)

Cork Hurling team to play Waterford in Munster SHL

Cork hurlers travel to Dungarvan on Sunday next for Round 2 of Co-op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League. The game will start at 2pm.

The Cork team to play

1. Ger Collins ( Ballinhassig)
2. Sean O Leary-Hayes (Midleton)
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. Eoghan Murphy (Sarsfields)
5. Chris O Leary (Valley Rovers)
6. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
7. Tim O Mahony (Newtownshandrum)
8. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
9. Ryan Walsh (Kanturk)
10. Robbie O Flynn (Erins Own)
11. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
12. Sean Twomey ( Courcey Rovers)
13. Luke Meade (Newcestown)
14. Michael O’Halloran (Blackrock)
15. Jack O Connor (Sarsfields)
16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
17. Conor O Callaghan (Dromtarriffe)
18. Damian Cahalane (St.Finbarrs)
19. David Lowney (Clonakilty)
20. Niall O Leary (Castlelyons)
21. Tommy O Connell (Midleton)
22. Shane O Regan (Watergrasshill
23. Brian Turnbull (Douglas)
24. Seamus Harnedy (St Itas)
25. Sean O Donoghue (Inniscarra)

Cork Clubs receive grants

Cork clubs to benefit from both Central and Munster Council grants to the total sum of €252,011.33.

The breakdown of grants will see Central Council contribute €141,801.90 and Munster Council granting €110,209.43. In total 45 clubs across the county will receive grants towards re-developments within their clubs . Five more clubs will receive grants for sanding of their pitches and a further two clubs will receive grants towards legal costs.

The Munster GAA Council Development Grants for 2019 were presented to clubs at a function in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Monday December 16th. Clubs in Cork received in excess of €263,000 for various areas of property purchase and club and pitch development. Speaking at the presentation Cork GAA Development officer Pat Horgan said “The Munster Council deserve great credit for the strategy and vision regarding the ongoing support for the development of club property”.

Pat continued by saying “ The clubs of this county deserve tremendous credit in the initiative in providing so many magnificent infrastructural amenities for the promotion and playing of Gaelic games in their respective communities. Most important is the number of quality playing fields that have been provided. The highest credit goes to the various club committees who have been undaunted by the costs involved in ensuring that the future of our games in these local areas are ensured. It is important that all amenities are well preserved are fully utilised”.

Details of grant amounts are outlined below. Photos from the event are also posted below.

Club Munster Central Council Total Club Total
Castlelyons €10,000.00 €10,000.00 €20,000.00
Castlelyons €10,000.00 €10,000.00 €20,000.00 €40,000.00
St Finbarrs €7,500.00 €5,000.00 €12,500.00 €12,500.00
Glen Rovers €7,500.00 €5,000.00 €12,500.00 €12,500.00
Carrigtwohill €10,000.00 €10,000.00 €20,000.00
Carrigtwohill €1,992.79 €3,313.59 €5,306.38 €25,306.38
Kilbrittian €10,000.00 €10,000.00 €20,000.00 €20,000.00
Mitchelstown €3,985.57 €6,627.19 €10,612.76 €10,612.76
Erins Own €2,880.97 €4,790.46 €7,671.43 €7,671.43
Newcestown €1,436.20 €2,388.11 €3,824.31
Newcestown €814.65 €1,354.60 €2,169.25 €5,993.56
Bantry Blues €2,626.13 €4,366.72 €6,992.85
Bantry Blues €1,968.98 €3,274.00 €5,242.98
Bantry Blues €621.75 €1,033.84 €1,655.59 €13,891.42
Cill Na Marta €1,076.38 €1,789.80 €2,866.19
Cill Na Marta €248.78 €413.67 €662.45 €3,528.64
Midleton €3,985.57 €6,627.19 €10,612.76
Midleton €3,985.57 €6,627.19 €10,612.76 €21,225.52
Kanturk €3,446.96 €5,731.59 €9,178.55
Kanturk €358.70 €596.45 €955.15 €10,133.70
Ballinora €2,989.18 €4,970.39 €7,959.57 €7,959.57
Crosshaven €2,963.43 €4,927.58 €7,891.01 €7,891.01
Valley Rovers €242.96 €403.99 €646.95 €646.95
Charleville €325.62 €541.44 €867.06 €867.06
Ballinhassig €1,095.00 €1,820.75 €2,915.75 €2,915.75
Aghinagh €1,615.35 €2,686.00 €4,301.35 €4,301.35
Milford GAA €540.56 €898.85 €1,439.41
Milford GAA €398.56 €662.72 €1,061.28 €2,500.69
Bride rovers €1,383.31 €2,300.16 €3,683.48 €3,683.48
Killeagh €1,992.79 €3,313.59 €5,306.38 €5,306.38
Blackrock €810.86 €1,348.30 €2,159.17 €2,159.17
Donoughmore €354.64 €589.69 €944.32
Donoughmore €289.91 €482.06 €771.97 €1,716.30
Muintir Bhaire €822.58 €1,367.79 €2,190.37 €2,190.37
Dungourney €611.39 €1,016.61 €1,628.00 €1,628.00
Passage West €478.99 €796.46 €1,275.44 €1,275.44
Ballymartle €972.64 €1,617.30 €2,589.94 €2,589.94
St Mary €1,302.33 €2,165.50 €3,467.83 €3,467.83
Bride rovers €1,368.65 €2,275.78 €3,644.42 €3,644.42
Tracton €939.16 €1,561.63 €2,500.79 €2,500.79
Fermoy €1,195.67 €1,988.16 €3,183.83 €3,183.83
Eire Og €877.90 €1,459.77 €2,337.67 €2,337.67
Kildorrery €239.13 €397.63 €636.77 €636.77
Blarney €296.05 €492.27 €788.32 €788.32
Bishopstown €1,673.74 €2,783.09 €4,456.83 €4,456.83
€-00
€110,209.43 €141,801.90 €252,011.33 €252,011.33
Sanding Grants
Ballygarvan €2,000.00
Nemo Rangers €2,000.00
Ballyhea €2,000.00
Blackrock €2,000.00
St Michaels €2,000.00 €10,000.00
Legal Grants Grant Spend
Cill Na Marta €700.00 €996.00
Castletownroche €700.00 €1,080.00

 

U21 A County Hurling title for Fermoy

Report By Therese O’Callaghan for The Echo newspaper (www.echolive.ie

Twomey strikes crucial score as Fermoy U21 hurlers beat Newcestown
Fermoy 1-17 Newcestown 1-15
A goal in the 53rd minute from Ben Twomey was enough to secure victory for Fermoy in the Cork U21 A hurling championship final at the 4G pitch in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The scoreboard was deadlocked at the time, 0-13 apiece, with both sides having periods of success. But Twomey’s strike, after he was put through by Dale Dawson, enabled Fermoy win this exciting and entertaining decider which was watched by a large crowd.

Newcestown did put themselves back in contention with an injury-time goal from sub Daire McAree — but the clock was not on their side. As well, they were left to rue too many wides, ending up with twice as many as Fermoy.
Both teams enjoyed dominant spells in an entertaining spectacle. And both sides had excellent free-takers in David Lardner (0-11) and Edmund Kenneally (0-9).

Fermoy were 0-9 to 0-7 ahead at the break. As well as Lardner; Adam Creed, Ronan Morrison, James Fitzpatrick, and Darragh Daly found the target.

Newcestown, who won the Cork U21B football final last weekend and only came through their hurling semi-final on Friday night, challenged all the way, with Colm Dineen among their scorers. However, they hit 11 wides alone in that opening half which would prove costly.

A strong second-half start for the west Cork men who had the wind at their backs, saw them move three up. However, in keeping with the see-saw nature of the match, Fermoy drew level around the three-quarter mark.
Twomey’s goal then edged Fermoy in front and two placed balls from Lardner made it a five-point game with the clock counting down.

But this Newcestown team, as they have proved throughout this championship, die hard, and when McAree found the net in stoppage time they only trailed by one.

Twomey came to his side’s rescue and his 65th-minute point ensured Fermoy saw out this contest.

Scorers for Fermoy: D Lardner 0-11 (0-9 f, 0-2 65), B Twomey 1-1, R Morrison, D Daly, D Dawson, J Fitzpatrick and A Creed 0-1 each.

Scorers for Newcestown: E Kenneally 0-9 (0-7 f), C Dineen 0-4 (0-1 f), D McAree 1-0, E Collins (f), P Collins 0-1 each.

FERMOY: J Shanahan; C Condon, J Scannell, R O’Sullivan; L Aherne, G Lardner, S McCarthy; R Morrison (c), D Daly; D Lardner, D Dawson, J Molloy; J Fitzpatrick, A Creed, B Twomey.
Sub: C Roche for G Lardner (60).

NEWCESTOWN: C Wilson; G Murphy, J Kelleher (c), D Buttimer; S O’Sullivan, M Shorten, E Collins; O Walsh, C Dineen; C Goggin, P Collins, D Buckley; E Kenneally, C O’Donovan, S Scanlon.
Subs: G O’Donovan for S Scanlon (half time), D McAree for P Collins (55).

Referee: Brian Murphy (Carrigtwohill)

Fermoy and Newcestown will contest this years U21 A final today in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

To qualify for the final Newcestown beat Eire Og by two points while Fermoy had 3 points to spare over Nemo Rangers.

U21 A Hurling Championship Final:
Fermoy v Newcestown ,
Venue: P Ui Chaoimh 4G,
18:00

Cork footballers to play Kerry in McGrath Cup

Cork Senior footballers will travel to Tralee for their opening game of 2020 season on Sunday.

Cork will play hosts Kerry in round 1 of the McGrath Cup Group B.

This season competition will see all six teams in Munster taking part in the Pre-season tournament. Clare, Waterford and Limerick are in Group A and Group B has Cork, Kerry and Tipperary.

Cork will play Tipperary on January 2nd in our final group game.

Top team from both groups will contest the final.

Game information
Competition McGrath Cup
Round 1st round
Teams Cork vs Kerry
Venue Austin Stack Park Tralee
Time 2pm
Date December 29th
Referee Derek O’Mahoney (Tipperary)

U21 success for Sars

Liam Healy snatches U21 hurling crown for Sars after dramatic finish against Midleton

Sarsfields 2-17 Midleton 0-22

SARS were crowned Cork County U21 Premier 1 Hurling champions after they defeated Midleton in an extraordinary final at the Páirc Uí Chaoimh 4G.

The 2017 winners were trailing by two points deep into injury time but a stunning goal from full-forward Liam Healy snatched the crown from Midleton, who also narrowly lost last season.

Midleton opened the scoring inside the opening couple of minutes as Garan Manley fired over from a free but Sars equalised almost immediately thanks to Daniel Hogan.

The Magpies retook the lead a minute later as a brilliant catch from the excellent Tommy O’Connell allowed him to pick out his fellow midfielder Sam Quirke and he duly split the uprights from distance.

But following that frantic opening, Sars grabbed control of proceedings and led by the lethal Healy they hit five of the next six points to lead 0-6 to 0-3 at the end of the first quarter.

The two talented sides soon swapped three overs apiece before Midleton showed their quality and inspired their own full-forward Garan Manley, they scored four without reply to lead at the half time break, 0-10 to 0-9.

Sars hit 10 wides in that first period and that looked like it was going to cost them as their rivals added two more after the restart thanks to Kian Farmer.

But they showed their quality as Healy, Hogan and Graham raised three white flags in succession to level on 35.

They remained level on 47 but this time it was 0-15 each although Midleton were in the ascendancy.

The black and whites scored the next three points but Sars responded in that time with the opening goal from captain Jack O’Connor to ensure they remained tied.

Midleton thought they had won it in the closing stages as they scored four points to their opponent’s two but Healy found the far bottom right corner in stoppage time.

Scorers for Sarsfields: L Healy 1-9 (0-3 f, 0-1 65), D Hogan 0-5, J O’Connor 1-1, B Graham 0-2.

Midleton: G Manley 0-10 (0-7 f), T O’Connell 0-5 (0-1 f), K Farmer 0-3, S Quirke, P O’Brien, S O’Meara and R O’Reagan 0-1 each.

SARSFIELDS: C Looney; D Barry, K Crowley, K Walsh; S O’Driscoll, K Roche, K Murphy; C Darcy, J O’Leary; B Graham, J O’Connor, D Allen; D Hogan, L Healy, C McCarthy.

Subs: D Walsh for D Allen (h-t), A Hackett for J O’Leary (49), S Garvey for S O’Driscoll (56).

MIDLETON: A Power; C O’Brien, S O’Sullivan, A Daly; E Moloney, S O’Leary Hayes, C Gunning; S Quirke, T O’Connell; K Finn, S O’Meara, R O’Reagan; K Farmer, G Manley, P O’Brien.

Subs: A Mulcahy for K Finn (36), T O’Sullivan for P O’Brien (50).

Referee: Joe Larkin (Ballinora).

 


 

All roads lead to Páirc Uí Chaoimh today for the final of Premier 1 U21 Hurling Final.

Midleton and Sarsfields will battle it out for Dick Barrett Cup.

Sunday 22nd December 2019

Premier 1 U21 Hurling Championship Final:
Teams: Midleton v Sarsfields
Venue: P Ui Chaoimh 4G,
Time: 14:00

Cork vs Waterford in MSHL

Cork hurlers will travel to Waterford in their next game in Co-Op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League.

The game will be played in Dungarvan on Sunday 29th of December with a 2pm start.

Cork’s opening game in the league took place on Friday 20th against Kerry. Cork ran out winners 1-27 to 0-11.

 

Game information  
Competition Co-Op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League
Round 2nd round
Teams Cork vs Waterford
Venue Fraher Field Dungarvan
Time 2pm
Date December 29th
Referee Referee John McCormack (Tipperary)