Munster SHC 2020- Cork play Waterford

Munster SHC 2020

Cork will play Waterford in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Saturday October 31st at 3:30pm in Semple Stadium Thurles. Sean Stack from Dublin will referee the game.

Cork Team Information 

Cork team was announced on Friday night

  1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)
  2. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
  3. Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)
  4. Sean O’ Donoghue (Inniscarra)
  5. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
  6. Robert Downey (Glen Rovers)
  7. Mark Coleman (Blarney)
  8. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
  9. Tim O’ Mahony (Newtownshandrum)
  10. Seamus Harnedy (St Itas)
  11. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
  12. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
  13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
  14. Shane Kingston (Douglas)
  15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers) – Captain
  16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
  17. Sean O’ Leary-Hayes (Midleton)
  18. Niall O’ Leary (Castlelyons)
  19. Billy Hennessey (St Finbarrs)
  20. Chris O’ Leary (Valley Rovers)
  21. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers)
  22. Luke Meade (Newcestown)
  23. Declan Dalton (Fr O’ Neills)
  24. Jack O’ Connor (Sarsfields)
  25. Daire Connery (Na Piarsaigh)
  26. Brian Turnbull (Douglas)

Eoin Cadogan and Darragh Fitzgibbon will both miss out through injury.  Robbie O’Flynn will also miss out as he serves a one match suspension

Match  Coverage

Under government guidelines, this game will be played behind closed doors.

The game will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports and shown on ‘Sky Sports Mix’ channel which is free for any Sky customers. There will be live coverage on C103fm and with updates on Cork’s 96FM, Red FM, Radio na Gaeltachta, Cork GAA website, Twitter page and Instagram page. The game will also be broadcast on GAAGO outside of Ireland

Management Details 

Kieran Kingston (Tracton) is Cork Senior Hurling manager for 2020, this is his second term as Cork manager. His selectors are Ger Cunningham (St.Finbarr’s) and Diarmuid O’Sullivan (Cloyne

Championship Draw

(you might need to turn your mobile device to landscape view to view the table below)

QF Limerick 0-36 Clare 1-23 25/10 Semple Stadium Thurles Fergal Horgan (Tipperary) Click here
SF Cork Waterford 31/10 Semple Stadium Thurles @ 3:30pm Sean Stack (Dublin)
SF Tipperary Limerick 1/11 Páirc Uí Chaoimh @ 4pm Liam Gordan (Galway)
Final 15/11 @ 4pm

Additional Resources for Running Club AGMs

Further to the advice document on running Club AGMs issued on 2ú Deireadh Fómhair, The GAA wish to bring your attention to additional resources.

You are asked to note these resources and share them with your fellow Officers.


A webinar has been created to explain how Clubs might organise AGMs in the context of the current restrictions which have been imposed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Liam Keane (Chairperson of the GAA Rules Advisory Committee) explains the key considerations in the webinar.

Access here:

Club Officers have the option of submitting additional queries for consideration by the Association using an online form.

Access here: Club AGM Query Form

Responses will be collated and reviewed by the relevant GAA Committees. Additional information or training to provide clarification on the main issues will be provided as required.


User guides for hosting virtual AGMs via Microsoft Teams are also now available. Please find attached:

  • Guidance for GAA Clubs on hosting virtual Club AGMs
  • Guidance for Club Members on attending virtual Club AGMs

Guidance for GAA Clubs – Attending a Virtual AGM

Guidance for GAA Clubs – Hosting a Virtual AGM

Covid-19 Update; Note to Clubs and Counties re Level 5

Below please note some important updates and clarifications in relation to Covid matters as we move to Level 5 across the country:

For Consideration of Clubs:

  1. Club Games and Training

Level 5 restrictions mean neither adult club games nor Training can take place between now and December 1st. The GAA is adopting a 32-County approach in this context and therefore training for adult teams will not be allowed in the North either.

Training at Minor level and below only will be permitted for clubs in all 32 Counties  (but not inter-county). However it must be on a non-contact basis in pods of no more than 15 people. Dressing Rooms cannot be used and the Health Questionnaire must be filled out by all those participating. Attendance by parents/guardians should be on the basis of one per child (for child protection reasons) and the Health Questionnaire must be filled out by all of those coming into the ground.

Injury Benefit Fund – GAA injury benefit cover is only in place for Inter County training and where non-contact training is organised for school aged children (i.e. Minor grade and below) outdoors in pods of 15

GAA Injury Benefit Fund cover does not extend to physical training sessions conducted remotely (i.e. online, via zoom etc.)


  1. Use of indoor facilities – Commercial use of indoor halls continues to be permitted where agreement was in place prior to March and relevant insurance are in place. Use by State bodies e.g. HSE/Schools is also permitted.


These are the only instances in which Indoor facilities should be used.


  1. Outdoor Astro facilities/All weather pitches – these can only be used for underage Gaelic Games training purposes. Under Level 5, they cannot be hired out to recreational users (Schools are the only exception in this context)


Essential property checks maintenance and pitch upkeep is permitted in Level 5


In the case of Community Employment Scheme workers, local scheme operators will need to confirm the position to each club. We would remind all units that an extension of cover request is required for engagement of such workers at club properties


  1. Club Lottos/Draws – These are not permitted to take place indoors on GAA facilities.


  1. Walking Tracks – these are permitted to be used on the basis of the relevant control measures (signage etc) being in place. Clubs should remind users of the 5km travel restrictions in relation to use of these facilities.


  1. Drive in Events – Drive-in events are not permitted in Level 5 in the 26 Counties or for clubs in the 6 Counties.


  1. Handball Handball Alleys can only be used for individual training (i.e. one player at a time)

Inter County Matters

  1. Minor and U20 Training and Games

All games and training at U20 and Minor level will cease from midnight tonight, Wednesday 21st.


The GAA will issue further advice in relation to when these competitions will now take place in due course.


  1. Attendances at Allianz League and Championship Games

All Senior inter county games in both the 26 and 6 Counties must be played behind closed doors.

This means only essential personnel should be in attendance. A maximum of 40 persons per team will be allowed access to games. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and officials. There can be NO EXCEPTIONS to this and this needs to be clearly communicated to team managements, players and backroom  personnel. Counties hosting league games will have ultimately responsibility for ensuring access is limited as outlined.

For clarity, the 80 team personnel (40 per team) is in addition to essential match day personnel such as Match officials (Referees, Linesmen, Umpires), Media, Streaming personnel and required event officials (stewards etc.)


  1. Other issues to be conscious of for inter county games
  • Group team photographs are not permitted before or after games due to the challenges they present with regard to social distancing.
  • Players should not stand together for the National Anthem and should assume match positions before the Anthem proceeds.
  • Jerseys should not be swapped after games
  • Please ensure Huddles are not formed by your players
  • Players should not shake hands before or after games.
  • Water breaks – players should avoid coming together in a close group for water breaks