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 SuperValu Páirc Uí 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
€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 (

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 SuperValu 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 SuperValu 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,

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 SuperValu 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 SuperValu 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)