Best wishes to Jerry O’Sullivan


This weekend’s GAA Congress will see the election of a new GAA President to succeed John Horan.

Cork’s Jerry O’Sullivan is running to become the 40th President of GAA and the 5th from Lee side.

Jerry is currently a member GAA Management Committee. He previously served as Chairman of Cork County Board before stepping up to Munster Council Chairman.

O’Sullivan was born in the hurling heartland of Cloyne, the club with which he hurled until into his 40s.
He was chairman of Cloyne from the mid-70s until the early 90s, during which he was also a player. He also served as PRO of the East Cork Board and later became chairman between 1992 and 1997.
Was elected as chairman of the Cork county board between 2009 and 2011 and was elected Munster chairman in 2016, finishing out his three year term last year when he was succeeded by Limerick’s Liam Lenihan.
He is father of former Cork hurlers, Diarmuid and Paudie O’Sullivan

There are five candidates in the hunt for the position along with Jerry,- Jim Bolger (Carlow), Jarlath Burns (Armagh), Larry McCarthy (New York), and Mick Rock (Roscommon).

The winner will serve as the 40th GAA President and will occupy the role from 2021 to 2024.

Jerry O’Sullivan fact file

• Played hurling and football at all levels for my club, Cloyne.
• Represented Imokilly in both codes.
• Managed and selected on numerous club and inter county teams
• Chairman of Cloyne GAA Club 1976 – 1992
• Current Vice President and executive member of Cloyne GAA Club
• PRO East Cork (Imokilly) GAA Board 1989
• Vice Chairman of East Cork (Imokilly) GAA Board 1990-1991
• Chairman of East Cork (Imokilly) GAA Board 1992-1997
• Cork County Board Youth Officer 1997-1999
• Munster GAA Development Committee 1997-1999
• Cork County Board Coaching Officer 2001-2005 (first)
• Munster GAA Coaching and Games Development Committee 2001-2005
• Cork County Board Vice Chairman 2006-2008
• Cork County Board Chairman 2009-2011
• Munster GAA Vice Chairman 2012-2015
• Munster GAA Chairman 2016-2018
• Croke Park Management Committee 2016-2018
• Fear an Tí Munster GAA Scór Sinsear Final 2019
• Fear an Tí All Ireland Scór Sinsear Final 2019

Cork referee committee host New Referees Courses


A series of upcoming courses are giving people with an interest in hurling and football an opportunity to try their hand at refereeing.

Under the guidance of Inter-county referee Colm Lyons, two New Referees Courses are being held in the February and March. These courses are designed to introduce prospective referees to the basics of refereeing.

The course in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Thursday night was at full capacity and was facilitated by Munster Referee tutors Kevin Walsh and Muiris O’Sullivan.

In total there were 22 attendees on the opening night who will now begin their adventure into refereeing.

Their is currently a number of places left in the Dunmanway venue, (Click here for more information) which will begin shortly.

Cork team to play Derry announced.

The Cork Senior Football Team to play Derry in Round 5 of the National Football League has been announced.

  1. Anthony Casey  – Kiskeam
  2. Tomás Clancy – Fermoy
  3. Maurice Shanley  – Clonakilty
  4. Paul Ring  – Aghabullogue
  5. Liam O’ Donovan  – Clonakilty
  6. Sean Powter  – Douglas
  7. Mattie Taylor – Mallow
  8. Ian Maguire  – St Finbarr’s (Captain)
  9. Killian O’ Hanlon – Kilshannig
  10. John O’ Rourke  – Carbery Rangers
  11. Sean White  – Clonakilty
  12. Brian Hartnett – Douglas
  13. Paul Kerrigan  – Nemo Rangers
  14. Luke Connolly – Nemo Rangers
  15. Damien Gore  – Kilmacabea
  16. Micheál Martin – Nemo Rangers
  17. Sam Ryan  – St Finbarrs
  18. James Loughrey  – Mallow
  19. Kevin O’ Donovan  – Nemo Rangers
  20. Sean Meehan  – Kiskeam
  21. Paul Walsh  – Kanturk
  22. Mark Collins – Castlehaven
  23. Eoghan McSweeney – Knockagree
  24. Colm O’ Callaghan – Eire Óg
  25. Michael Hurley  – Castlehaven
  26. Cathail O’ Mahony  – Mitchelstown

Cork GAA GDA Vacancy

Cork GAA are currently recruiting a Games Development Administrator. Details can be found here

Cork GDA
The Cork County Committee wish to recruit a County Games Development Administrator. The role holder will be responsible for the implementation of specific GAA Games Development Policy within County Cork. The role holder will work as part of a team, in conjunction with other full time and voluntary personnel, to deliver the goals and objectives of the County Games Development Plan.

0-9 from Murphy helps Cork hold off Clare in Munster football semi-final clash

Cork 1-12
Clare 2-7

Eoin Brennan (The reports from Miltown Malbay

BLAKE MURPHY WAS top scorer as Cork eventually advanced to their tenth consecutive Munster decider but only after receiving a real scare from hosts Clare in Miltown Malbay this evening.

In front of a rain-soaked 830 attendance, the Rebels’ first defence of their provincial and All-Ireland U20 crowns was a nervy affair that never seemed comfortable despite holding a six-point cushion entering the final five minutes.

With six of last year’s winning team on show, Cork did begin both halves with confident unanswered surges, kicking 1-2 in the opening 11 minutes of the contest before surpassing that feat on the turnover with a seven point third quarter burst.

However each time they were met head on by an admirable show of defiance from the home side who first rattled off two goals to inch ahead by the break before also kicking the last four points to tee up a grandstand finale.

Led by joint-captains Blake Murphy (0-9) and Mark Cronin (0-2), Cork just about merited their progression to a fifth straight final against Kerry next Wednesday in Tralee (7pm). However, they will require much improvement if they are to double the dose on their oldest rivals after an inconsistent display.

They certainly started in buoyant mood when Blake Murphy’s early brace of frees was capped off by an opportunist goal for Jack Murphy who benefitted from a defensive error to fire to the net from the edge of the square at 1-2 to 0-0 by the 11th minute.

A chastened Clare finally settled with a Shane Meehan free before getting a major shot in the arm at the turn of the opening quarter when Mark McInerney intercepted a kick-out and played the ball through Meehan to the waiting Emmet McMahon to billow the net at 1-2 to 1-1.

Murphy and Cronin points sandwiched another glorious goal opportunity for the visitors, only for Cronin’s effort to be stopped by full-forward Fionn Herlihy whose subsequent attempt was also denied by John Murphy.

A relieved Clare would take full advantage as Mark McInerney raided for 1-1 to inch his side in front at 2-2 to 1-4, the goal a superb patient team move that handed the hosts a minimum half-time lead.

With a chance to regroup, Cork stormed into the new half, with Murphy’s five placed balls punishing increased Clare indiscipline to ease 1-11 to 2-02 entering the final quarter.

That six-point cushion was still intact by the 55th minute but there would be one final backlash from the Banner as McInerney (2) and Emmet McMahon toppled the deficit to three by the 61st minute before a last gasp attempt at an equalising goal just cleared the crossbar for Eoin Rouine.

Scorers for Cork: Blake Murphy (0-9, 7f, 1’45, 1m); Jack Murphy (1-0); Mark Cronin (0-2, 1f); Fionn Herlihy (0-1)

Scorers for Clare: Mark McInerney (1-4, 3f); Emmet McMahon (1-1); Shane Meehan (1f), Eoin Rouine (0-1 each)


1. Josh O’Keeffe (Newmarket)

4. Diarmaid Phelan (Aghada)
3. Daniel O’Mahony (Knocknagree)
2. Colm O’Shea (Kilshannig)

5. David Buckley (Newcestown)
6. Bill Foley (Bantry Blues)
7. Brian Lynch (Douglas)

8. Jack Lawton (Argideen Rangers)
9. Daniel O’Connell (Kanturk)

10. Jack Murphy (Éire Óg)
11. Aodhán Ó Luasa (Naomh Aban)
12. Brian Hayes (St. Finbarr’s)

13. Mark Cronin (Nemo Rangers) (Joint-Captain)
14. Fionn Herlihy (Dohenys)
15. Blake Murphy (St. Vincent’s) (Joint-Captain)


21. Eanna O’Hanlon (Kilshannig) for Foley (half-time)
19. Eoghan Lehane (Canovee) for Lynch (35)
22. Conor Corbett (Clyda Rovers) for Hayes (35)
18. Sean Desmond (Clondrohid) for Phelan (63)
23. Jack Kelleher (Canovee) for Corbett (65 mins)


1. Tom O’Brien (St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield)

2. Manus Doherty (Éire Óg)
3. Michéal Murray (St Joseph’s Miltown)
4. Ciarán McMahon (Ennistymon)

5. Daniel Walsh (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
6. Cillian Rouine (Ennistymon)
7. Sean Conway (Doonbeg) (Captain)

8. Oisín Looney (St Joseph’s Miltown)
9. Eoin Rouine (Ennistymon)

10. John Murphy (Ennistymon)
11. Emmet McMahon (Kildysart)
12. Thomas Clancy (O’Curry’s)

13. Diarmuid O’Donnell (Kildysart)
14. Shane Meehan (Banner)
15. Mark McInerney (Éire Óg)


17. Morgan Garry (Clondegad) for O’Donnell (36)
18. Gavin D’Auria (Éire Óg) for Murray (52)
19. Eoghan Thynne (St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield) for Clancy (53)
20. Cian McDonough (St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield) for Conway (60)

Referee: Brendan Griffin (Kerry)