Cork beat Tipperary in league

Cork 3-13

Tipperary 0-21

John Fallon reports from Semple Stadium for

CORK HAD TO stage a second-half comeback to preserve their perfect start to their Division 3 football league campaign as a brave Tipperary effort came up just short tonight.

Tipperary managed just 0-26 in their opening three games but while they came within five points of that total in front of a crowd of just 875, it wasn’t enough to prevent a second loss of the campaign.

But David Power’s men will take a lot of encouragement from a good display which came up short when Luke Connolly twice found the net in the second half.

Tipperary hit the ground running in perfect conditions at Semple Stadium and deservedly led by 0-5 to 0-0 after just ten minutes.

Riain Quigley marked his senior debut with a point after just 70 seconds and they pushed on from there with Steven O’Brien, Emmet Moloney, Sean O’Connor and Colman Kennedy hitting the range.

Cork, who kicked four wides in the opening eight minutes, finally got off the mark when Mattie Taylor scored after ten minutes, with Cian Kelly quickly adding another.

Tipperary hit back with efforts from Conor Sweeney and Quigley but then after John O’Rourke pointed for the Rebels, Ruairi Deane found the net and Cathail O’Mahony pointed to level at 1-4 to 0-7 after 26 minutes.

The Tipp response was excellent and they hit the next five points before Cork cut the gap before the break through O’Rourke and O’Mahony to trail by 0-12 to 1-6.

Kennedy and Liam Boland extended Tipperary’s lead after the restart before Connolly neatly slotted home a 41st penalty after Taylor was fouled by Quigley to cut the gap to 0-14 to 2-6.

Cork got the deficit down to a point by the 48th minute and then Connolly struck for his second goal to put them ahead for the first time in the game, with substitute Ciaran Sheehan quickly adding a point to lead by 3-10 to 0-16 going into the final quarter.

Sweeney and Brian Fox responded for Tipperary but two more points from Connolly and one from O’Mahony left Cork leading by 3-13 to 0-18 with seven minutes left and they held on for victory even with Ciaran Sheehan black-carded on the hour as a late Tipp rally came up just short.

Scorers for Cork: Luke Connolly 2-2 (1-0 pen, 0-1f, 0-1 mark), Cathail O’Mahony 0-5 (2f), Ruairi Deane 1-0, John O’Rourke 0-2, Sean Powter 0-1, Mattie Taylor 0-1, Cian Kiely 0-1, Ciaran Sheehan 0-1.

Scorers for Tipperary: Jack Kennedy 0-5 (0-4f), Conor Sweeney 0-4 (4f), Liam Boland 0-2, Emmet Moloney 0-2, Steven O’Brien 0-2, Riain Quigley 0-2, Brian Fox 0-1, Sean O’Connor 0-1 (mark), Evan Comerford 0-1 (’45), Colman Kennedy 0-1.


1. Micheál Martin (Nemo Rangers)

4. Paul Ring (Aghabullogue)
2. Sean Powter (Douglas)
3. James Loughrey (Mallow)

5. Tomás Clancy (Fermoy)
6. Mattie Taylor (Mallow)
7. Cian Kiely (Ballincollig)

8. Ian Maguire (St Finbarr’s)
9. Killian O’Hanlon (Kilshannig)

10. John O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
11. Sean White (Clonakilty)
12. Brian Hartnett (Douglas)

13. Ruairí Deane (Bantry Blues)
14. Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers)
15. Cathail O’Mahony (Mitchelstown)


17. Liam O’Donovan (Clonakilty) for Taylor (21-27, blood)
25. Ciaran Sheehan (Éire Óg) for White (45)
17. O’Donovan for Kiely (49)
24. Colm O’Callaghan (Éire Óg) for O’Mahony (56)
20. Paul Walsh (Kanturk) for Powter (62)
21. Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg McCartháigh) for O’Hanlon (65)


1. Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan-Kilcash)

2. Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers)
3. John Meagher (Loughmore-Castleiney)
17. Tadhg Fitzgerald (Moyle Rovers)

10. Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
6. Robbie Kiely (Barryroe)
7. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash)

8. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)
11. Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)

5. Emmet Moloney (Drom & Inch)
26. Colman Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)
12. Brian Fox (Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill)

14. Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen)
23. Riain Quigley (Moyle Rovers)
25. Sean O’Connor (Clonmel Commercials)


13. Liam Boland (Moyle Rovers) for Kennedy (30)
18. Liam Fahey (Rockwell Rovers) for K Fahey (45)
22. Jason Lonergan (Clonmel Commercials) for O’Connor (58)
15. Kevin O’Halloran (Portroe) for Quigley (58)
4. Joseph Niland (Loughmore-Castleiney) for Moloney (65)

Referee: Brendan Cawley (Kildare).

Cork Hurling team to play Limerick has been named

The Cork Senior Hurling Team to play Limerick in Round 4 of the Allianz Hurling League has been announced.

1. Patrick Collins Ballinhassig

2. Sean O’ Leary – Hayes Midleton

3. Eoin Cadogan Douglas

4. Colm Spillane Castlelyons

5. Tim O’ Mahony Newtownshandrum

6. Bill Cooper Youghal 

7. Robert Downey Glen Rovers

8. Mark Coleman Blarney

9. Luke Meade Newcestown

10. Robbie O’ Flynn Erins Own

11. Seamus Harnedy St. Itas

12. Darragh Fitzgibbon Charleville

13. Declan Dalton Fr. O’ Neills

14. Shane Kingston Douglas

15. Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers

16. Anthony Nash Kanturk

17. Niall O’ Leary Castlelyons

18. Christopher Joyce Na Piarsaigh

19. Christopher O’ Leary Valley Rovers

20. Conor Cahalane St. Finbarrs

21. Daire Connery Na Piarsaigh

22. Aidan Walsh Kanturk

23. Michael Cahalane Bandon

24. Michael O’ Halloran Blackrock

25. Jack O’ Connor Sarsfields

26. Sean Twomey Courcey Rovers

Commemorative Jersey to be worn in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh today

Cork hurlers and footballers will provide a notable piece of Cork GAA history as a Rebel team will take to the field wearing black jerseys for the first time. Hurlers against Limerick on Sunday and Footballers on Sunday week against Derry.Jersey will be available on O’Neill’s website on Monday and will be in local sports shops in the coming weeks.Our thanks to Denis Hurley for writing this piece.
In terms of the Irish War of Independence, 1920 was a stand-out year where Cork was concerned and the special commemorative shirts worn by the hurling team today – and by the Cork football side against Derry next week – mark the centenary of a tumultuous 12 months.
The jerseys primarily feature images of two men who died in 1920 while holding the title of Lord Mayor of Cork, Tomás Mac Curtain and Terence McSwiney, and the Kilmichael Ambush and burning of Cork also feature. Designed by Cork County Board in conjunction with kit manufacturer O’Neills, the jersey is black with red accents.
Mac Curtain, a councillor representing the original Sinn Féin, was elected Lord Mayor of Cork in January of 1920 but in March of that year he was murdered by members of the Royal Irish Constabulary.
He was succeeded in the role by MacSwiney, who was arrested in August 1920 and interred in Brixton Prison. There, he went on hunger strike and died in October. The following month, the Kilmichael Ambush took place, an event considered crucial in the war. Then, in December, an ambush of Auxiliary forces led to a brutal retribution as the burning of Cork saw damage to numerous houses, businesses, City Hall and the Carnegie Library.
Cork’s sponsors Chill Insurance have agreed to have their logo rendered in white rather than the purple and green version which adorns the usual Cork kit. The families of both Mac Curtain and MacSwiney were consulted regarding the initiative and they will be present at today’s game.
Black is the latest addition to the Cork palette. When county colours first had to be registered more than a century ago, Cork’s choice was blue and saffron – replicas of these jerseys were worn against Kilkenny in 2016.However, not long before the Munster championship clash with Waterford in May 1919, the county board offices at Cook St were raided by British forces and the jerseys were seized. A frantic search for new kit ensued and the county board luckily came across a set of red jerseys from the Father O’Leary Temperance Association team, which was recently defunct after a merger with St Finbarr’s.
Red and white became the official colours, though the blue and white of Munster became the back-up choice when colour-clashes occurred, such as the 1953 All-Ireland hurling final against Galway and the 1956 and 1957 football deciders against the Tribesmen and Louth respectively.
The 1973 All-Ireland football final against Galway saw Cork wear white jerseys for the first time and now black is added to the list of colours worn. Incidentally, it will be the third set of jerseys in as many games for the hurlers – having played in their usual strip against Tipperary three weeks ago, last Sunday’s win over Westmeath in Tullamore saw the white alternative jerseys used.

Cork Senior Football team to play Tipperary has been announced

The Cork Senior Football Team to play Tipperary in Round 4 of the Allianz Football League has been announced.

1.  Micheál Martin Nemo Rangers

2. Sean Powter Douglas

3 .James Loughrey Mallow

4. Paul Ring Aghabullogue

5. Tomas Clancy Fermoy

6. Mattie Taylor  Mallow

7. Cian Kiely Ballincollig

8. Ian Maguire St. Finbarrs

9. Killian O’ Hanlon Killshannig

10. John O’ Rourke Carbery Rangers

11. Sean White Clonakilty

12. Brian Hartnett Douglas

13. Ruairi Deane Bantry Blues

14. Luke Connolly Nemo Rangers

15. Cathail O’ Mahony Mitchelstown

16. Anthony Casey Kiskeam

17. Sam Ryan St. Finbarrs

18. Maurice Shanley Clonakilty

19. Aidan Browne Newmarket

20. Paul Walsh Kanturk

21. Kevin O’ Driscoll Tadhg McCartháigh

22. Eoghan McSweeney Knocknagree

23. Paul Kerrigan Nemo Rangers

24. Colm O’ Callaghan Eire Óg

25. Ciaran Sheehan Eire Óg

26. Damien Gore Kilmacabea


Cork, Tuesday 18th February: Julian Boylan and Jim O’Keeffe, Kearys Renault Pro+ presented a new branded Renault Trafic van to Donal Og Cusack, Sean Og OHalpin and Tom Kenny, the Management Team of the Cork Minor Hurling team at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh this afternoon.

Also present were Kevin Hourihan, Kearys/Leaseplan and Kevin O’Donovan, Secretary Cork County GAA Board.

The new branded Renault Trafic van serves as a support vehicle for the Cork Minor Hurling Team for the 2020 season. It will be recognised around the roads of Cork by Kearys and the GAA logos and its distinctive graphic of a hurler in action.

“We are delighted to donate this new branded Renault Trafic van to the Cork Minor Hurling Team for the for the 2020 season. As Renault Ireland are proud sponsors of the GAA and we wanted to get behind our young players here in Cork,” said Julian Boylan, Sales Manager, Kearys Renault Pro+.

“We hope that the players and management enjoy use of the dynamic Renault Trafic and wish the Cork Minor Hurling team and Cork GAA every good wish for the season,” he added.
“On behalf of the Cork Minor Hurling Team, we are pleased to accept our new Renault Trafic van from Kearys Pro+, as it comfortably seats three people in the front and has plenty of room to transport our equipment to training and matches,” said Donal Og Cusack, Manager, Cork Minor Hurling Team.