All-Ireland U20 Hurling Final

CORK WILL FACE Dublin in Nowlan Park on Saturday week, July 10th as the 2020 Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U20 hurling final will at last take place. The game will commence at 7:15pm

Cork beat Tipperary on December 23rd to secure the Munster crown and their place in the All-Ireland Final. Dublin recently beat Galway in the Leinster Final.

Key Information

Who: Cork Vs Dublin

What: 2020 All-Ireland U20 hurling final

When: July 10th @7:15pm

Where: Nowlan Park, Kilkenny

How: Cork beat Tipperary in Munster Final, Dublin beat Galway in Leinster Final

 

Munster Championship Results 

QF 1 Tipperary 1-19 Clare 0-12 19/10 Semple Stadium Thurles Click here
QF 2 Cork 2-24 Kerry 2-10 19/10 Austin Stack Park Tralee Click here
SF 3 Tipperary 5-18 Waterford 3-16 15/12 Fraher Field Dungarvan (AET) Click here
SF 4 Cork 2-29 Limerick 0-21 12/12 LIT Gaelic Grounds (AET) Click here
Final Cork 1-16 Tipperary 1-14 23/12 Páirc Uí Chaoimh Click here

 

Munster Senior Hurling Championship 2021

Cork will play Limerick in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Saturday July 3rd at 7pm in Semple Stadium Thurles.

Team Information

Cork team to play Limerick will be announced on Friday at 9pm at www.gaacork.ie

Game information 

Before the group stages of the Munster championship commenced, this will be the first meeting of Cork and Limerick in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship in 2013.

Game will start at 7pm in Semple Stadium Thurles.

The match referee is Paud O Dwyer from Carlow.

Coverage of the game 

TV coverage of the game is on Sky Sports. On the radio, C103 will broadcast live along with RTE Radio 1. Their will be updates on Cork’s RedFM, 96fm and Radio na Gaeltachta.

Cork GAA will bring you coverage on Social Media with live score updates on our twitter page @officialcorkgaa and updates before during and after the game on all over social media channels.

2021 Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Limerick v Cork

 

Kingston says Cork have full squad preparing for Limerick semi-final

by Michael Moynihan  Irish Examiner 

Cork hurling manager Kieran Kingston says the Rebels will pick from a full panel for next Saturday’s Munster SHC semi-final clash with Limerick.

“From the panel perspective, we have training tonight (Saturday) and we have a clean bill of health for everyone. As of now everyone is available for selection.

“Now, a lot can happen in a week, but as of now they’re all available for selection and we have one or two who have come back into training in the last couple of weeks.

“Bill Cooper is back training the last couple of weeks and Colm Spillane is back in modified training at the moment, so they’re getting back to match pace.

“It’s the first time this year we’ve had everyone available for selection, touch wood. But obviously some of those players are only back a couple of weeks, so they haven’t got a lot done at this stage.

“It’s unusual, because there’s been so much training and games in a short period of time that you’ll always pick up niggles. We had a very bad run of niggles when we came back to training, which is only to be expected, I suppose, but as of now everybody is fit for training.”

Bon Secours Junior B football championship quarter-finals draw

The draws for the Bon Secours Junior B football championship quarter-finals took place at tonight’s CCC meeting.
Quarter-finals (July 9th-11th)
A: Deel Rovers v Garnish
B: Randal Òg / Glengarriffe v Kilbrin
C: Goleen v Dripsey
D: Shanballymore v Doneraile
Semi-finals
A v B, C v D

This weekend’s games

Fixtures from 26/06/2021 to 27/06/2021

Saturday 26th June 2021
Co-Op Superstores 2020 Intermediate A Hurling Championship: Argideen Rangers v Meelin , at Pairc Ui Rinn, 7:00pm Rel. RR (ii);

Bon Secours 2020 Junior A Football Championship: Passage West v Boherbue , at Mallow, 7:00pm SF;

Bon Secours 2020 Junior B Football Championship Divisional: Whitechurch v Carrigaline , at Ballinlough, 7:00pm SF;

RedFM Hurling League 1A: Glen Rovers v Newcestown , at Glen Rovers, 7:00pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 3A: Cloyne v Mallow , at Cloyne, 6:00pm Round 2; Carrigtwohill v Ballinhassig , at Carrigtwohill, 7:30pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 4A: Ballincollig v Youghal , at Ballincollig, 6:30pm Round 2; Watergrasshill v Bandon , at Watergrasshill, 7:00pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 5A: Blarney v Valley Rovers , at Blarney, 6:00pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 6A: Aghada v Blackrock , at Aghada (Rostellen), 4:00pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 6B: Na Piarsaigh v St Catherines , at Na Piarsaigh, 7:30pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 7B: Aghabullogue v St Finbarrs , at Coachford, 7:00pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 8: Barryroe v Castlemartyr , at Barryroe, 7:30pm Round 3;

Tom Creedon Cup: Macroom v Kiskeam , at Kiskeam, 6:00pm Round 2; Glanmire v Kilshannig , at Kilshannig, 6:00pm Round 2; Adrigole v Kinsale , at Kinsale, 6:00pm Round 2; Douglas v St Michaels , at Mahon, 6:00pm Round 2;

 

Sunday 27th June 2021
Bon Secours 2020 Junior B Football Championship Divisional: Aghada v Mallow , at Watergrasshill, 3:00pm SF;

Co-Op Superstores 2020 Junior B Hurling Championship: Lough Rovers v Rathpeacon , at Pairc Ui Rinn, 12:00pm Rd 1;

Co-Op Superstores 2020 Junior B Hurling Championship Divisional: Delanys v Midleton , at Pairc Ui Rinn, 3:00pm SF; Randal Og v Belgooly , at Bandon, 3:00pm QF;

RedFM Hurling League 1B: Bishopstown v St Finbarrs , at Bishopstown, 5:30pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 2A: Ballymartle v Killeagh , at Ballymartle, 12:00pm Round 2; Kanturk v Douglas , at Kanturk, 12:00pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 2B: Ballyhea v Erins Own , at Ballyhea, 12:00pm Round 2; Na Piarsaigh v Newtownshandrum , at Na Piarsaigh, 2:30pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 3B: Fr O Neills v Kilworth , at Aghavine, 12:00pm Round 2; Charleville v Courcey Rovers , at Charleville, 12:00pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 4B: Mayfield v Carrigaline , at Mayfield, 12:00pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 5B: Dungourney v Inniscarra , at Dungourney, 12:00pm Round 2; Kildorrery v Milford , at Kildorrery, 12:00pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 6A: Kilbrittain v Eire Og , at Kilbrittain, 12:00pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 7A: Russell Rovers v Midleton , at Russell Rovers, 12:00pm Round 2; Grenagh v Ballygarvan , at Grenagh, 12:00pm Round 2;

RedFM Hurling League 8: Sarsfields v Cloughduv , at Riverstown, 12:00pm Round 3;

Cork Credit Unions Football League 4A: Glanworth v Dohenys , at Glanworth, 2:00pm Round 2;

Tom Creedon Cup: Castletownbere v Knocknagree , at Knocknagree, 1:30pm Round 2;

Rebels’ Bounty results for June

Draw for Rebels’ Bounty draw for June took place on Thursday night.

Westlife Concert at Pairc Ui Chaoimh

We have just been advised that the Westlife shows at Páirc Uí Chaoimh which were rescheduled to the 27th & 28th August 2021 (originally 28th & 29th August 2020) have been rescheduled due to COVID-19.

Please see statement from Westlife below.

We are incredibly saddened to announce that due to the most recent government COVID guidelines around the delay in lifting of restrictions across Ireland, we are unable to proceed with our shows at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork this summer.

However, we are happy to tell you that our shows have been rescheduled to Friday 12th & Saturday 13th August 2022, so please hold on to your tickets!

We can’t wait to be back on stage and to see you all again when it’s safe to do so.

Much love, Kian, Mark, Nicky & Shane xxxx

Take note:

All ticket holders will be contacted with further details.

Tickets for the rescheduled show on Friday 27th August 2021 (originally 28th August 2020) remain valid for the rescheduled show on Friday 12th August 2022.

Tickets for the rescheduled show on Saturday 28th August 2021 (originally 29th August 2020) remain valid for the rescheduled show on Saturday 13th August 2022.

All original tickets remain valid for the new date of the corresponding show.

Anything else? 
That’s all for now, if anything else comes up, we’ll be in touch.

Kind regards
Ticketmaster

2010 All Ireland medal winner Ciáran Sheehan calls time on Inter-County career

2010 All-Ireland medal winner Ciáran Sheehan has announced his retirement from Inter-County football. The Éire Óg man played both Hurling and Football for Cork at underage level. In 2009 Ciáran won a All-Ireland Under 21 medal when Cork defeated Down.  In  2010 it was again Down who provided the opposition as Cork emerged 1 point winners as the Sam Maguire returned to Cork for the first time in 20 years. In 2011 Ciáran won his second National Football when Cork defeated Dublin in the final. In November 2013 Ciáran signed for Australian Rules team Carlton. He played for Ireland against Australia in the 2013 International Rules Series. In Christmas 2019 Ciáran returned to the Cork Senior Football team and played with Cork in 2020 season while also playing in the 2021 National Football League.
County Board Chairman Marc Sheehan acknowledged the enormous contribution of Ciarán to Cork football over the past fifteen plus years and in particular his pivotal role as a member of the Senior All Ireland winning team of 2010.
“Ciarán’s intercounty career has been cut short and previously interrupted by injury however this does not in any way diminish his talent and the dynamic edge that his play brought to each game.
Ciarán comes from a family steeped in the GAA and his club Éire Óg is rightly proud of his contribution to Cork and I have no doubt the club will be eagerly looking forward to his return to the club scene in the not too distant future.
Ciarán is without doubt one of the modern games’ role models and his unassuming manner and ever pleasant and affable demeanour sets him apart. I wish him a speedy recovery form his recent injury and salute his endeavours.”
Cork GAA CEO Kevin O’ Donovan said ” “While it is sad that Ciarán’s days on the red jersey are over, he can rest assured that he packed plenty into his short stints with the county, at both ends of his career. An underage star in both codes, he was the final piece in the jigsaw that was the 2010 All Ireland winning team and on his return from Australia, his experience and leadership skills has helped a new generation of Cork footballers emerge. Indeed, following Éire Óg’s progression to the Premier Senior ranks recently, we expect that these attributes will bear even more fruit and we look forward to seeing him line out in his club colours in the years to come.”

 

Glory for Lough Rovers: City side lift the Junior C county crown again.

Lough Rovers 2-13 Freemount 1-6

Courtesy of John Coughlan (The Echo)

A superb second-half display from Lough Rovers ensured they won the 2020 Bon Secours Junior C County football championship following a comfortable win over Freemount at Pairc Ui Rinn yesterday.

The Seandún side were winning their second county in this grade following their victory over St John’s in 2017.

Founded in 1928 this is their 93rd year competing in the GAA and it was evident at the final whistle their appetite for winning is still alive and well.

The opening exchanges were sluggish with both teams struggling in the shooting and passing departments before the city side took the lead with well-taken Gavin Corcoran point that was added to by a Jason Keegan white flag.

After looking nervous Freemount settled into their stride and a Michael O’Callaghan free reduced the deficit.

The biggest problem Freemount were encountering was their inability to win the dirty ball as the Seandún outfit were quicker in gaining possession.

In the 16th minute, Paul Cumming showed his class when blasting home a superb goal. The Lough player gathered the ball 40 yards out before making a darting run and unleashing an unstoppable shot to the roof of the net.

Scoring became a rarity for both sides but an eight-minute drought was ended for Lough Rovers when Danny Kiely slotted over a point following a free.

Cumming was certainly making an impression and once again he showed his class with a stunning point that increased the Lough lead to seven points with four minutes remaining to the interval.

Suddenly Freemount after looking totally outplayed ended a 20-minute spell without scoring as they finished the half with consecutive points from Mark Ballantyne and Liam Enright that saw them reduce the deficit to 1-5 to 0-3 at the interval.

On the restart, Freemount got a chance to reduce the deficit further but Sean Broderick’s point attempt was off target.

The Lough responded and Dane Holland opened their account with a point in the 33rd minute.

On each occasion, Freemount had an opportunity of getting back in the game their kicking let them down in front of goal.

On the other side of the coin, Lough Rovers were far more clinical and Gavin Corcoran showed a classy touch in the 41st minute when billowing the back of the net.

The Lough were allowed the freedom of the park and they followed with four unanswered points that gave them a 14-point lead in the 45th minute.

Credit to Freemount they continued to battle and a well-worked Kieran Broderick goal with 11 minutes remaining gave them a ray of hope.

In the end, the class of the Lough shone through as they were crowned champions in style.

Scorers for Lough Rovers: G Corcoran 1-4 (0-1 f), P Cumming 1-3, D Kiely 0-2 (0-1 f), J Keegan, A Greaney, S Long, D Holland (0-1 each).

Freemount: K Broderick 1-0 M Ballanytne 0-2, M O’Callaghan 0-2 f, L Enright, P Collins 0-1 each.

LOUGH ROVERS: D Cummins; K O’Connell, C O’Brien, J Kelly; D O’Keeffe, K Ahern, N O’Sullivan, J O’Connor, J Keegan; A Greaney, D Holland, S Long; P Cumming, D Kiely, G Corcoran.

Subs: T O’Connell for D Kiely (40), D Cullinane for J Kelly (46), B Lynch for D Holland (52), C Oliver for N O’Sullivan (59).

FREEMOUNT: S Dunston; P Hassett, M Curtin, J Walsh; D Curtin, C Broderick, L Enright; J Ballantyne, S O’Callaghan; M O’Callaghan, M Ballantyne, D Collins; I Guiney, P Collins, S Broderick.

Subs: K Broderick for D Curtin (32), S Fehin for I Guiney (49), K O’Connor for D Collins (55), B Collins for P Hassett (60).

Referee: Mark Murphy (Bride Rovers).

Éire Óg crowned Cork senior A football champions for 2020 after second-half surge

Éire Óg 2-13 Mallow 1-7 

Éire Óg will play Premier Senior football later this summer after comfortably coming out on top in this evening’s 2020 Cork Senior A final.

For the men from Ovens, the eight-month wait to fulfil this Covid-delayed fixture was most worthwhile.

Harry O’Reilly’s charges, save for the closing minutes of the first half, ruled proceedings and the only wonder is how they did not win by a far greater margin than nine points.

Four second-half wides added to the nine amassed in the first-half meant the winners finished with a wide count of 13. Four-goal opportunities also went a-begging.

Wasteful they most certainly were but given they were not made to rue this catalogue of misses, we doubt Éire Óg will care too much. They took home the silverware they came for and will ply their trade at premier senior level in little over two months’ time. Everything else is mere window dressing

Ahead by 1-7 to 1-4 at half-time, Éire Óg made certain of the result when landing an unanswered 1-5 in the 22 minutes after the restart.

Dylan Foley provided their second major, collecting and finishing a Joe Cooper point attempt that came back down off the post on 43 minutes.

Points either side of this second goal from Cooper (0-2), Diarmuid Dineen, and Daniel Goulding (two frees) pushed the 2019 premier intermediate champions into an 11-point advantage.

James Loughrey supplied Mallow’s first score of the second period on 52 minutes. It was a mere footnote in the contest as the result had by then been decided.

Éire Óg would have been kicking themselves at being only three in front at the break. Bar the closing minutes of the half, the Ovens side were ultra dominant throughout the opening period.

That their supremacy was not reflected in the interval scoreline was entirely Éire Óg’s own doing as Harry O’Reilly’s charges were beyond wasteful. Nine first-half wides they registered, while also squandering three goal opportunities.

One of those nine wides, though not included in the list of squandered goal opportunities, was Dylan Foley’s missed effort in the opening passages of play. The corner-forward opted for a point when a goal was most definitely on but Éire Óg came away from the attack empty-handed – as would be the case on several occasions thereafter – as Foley’s handpassed point attempt hit the post and went wide.

Jack Murphy had them off the mark with a point, with Éire Óg’s opening goal arriving on two and a half minutes, Cooper the scorer.

Mallow responded with a green flag of their own 30 seconds later, Seán McDonnell putting through Michael O’Rourke who finished well.

Keith Moynihan’s charges would not add to their tally for another 12 minutes, a period during which they were most fortunate to remain in the contest.

Éire Óg reeled off four unanswered points in this 12-minute spell but also swelled their wide count to six, with Ronan O’Toole hitting the post with his goal chance and Eoin O’Shea seeing his low drive well stopped by Mallow ‘keeper Kevin Doyle.

O’Toole would engineer a second green flag opening for himself on 23 minutes, his effort again hitting the post.

Éire Óg led 1-7 to 1-1 at this juncture. Their lead had halved come the call for half-time, James Loughrey, Shane Merritt (free), and Eoin Stanton on the target.

It was to prove the sole period where Mallow brought the fight to their opponents. Normal service resumed from the beginning of the second half, Éire Óg cantering off into the distance.

The Ovens club will hope to make it a 2020 Championship double in early August as they are also involved in the outstanding Intermediate A hurling final against Aghabullogue.

Scorers for Éire Óg: Joe Cooper, D Foley (1-2 each); D Goulding (0-4, 0-4 frees); B Hurley (0-2); J Murphy, E O’Shea, D Dineen (0-1 each).

Scorers for Mallow: M O’Rourke (1-0); J Loughrey (0-2); S Merritt (free), E Stanton, C O’Riordan (free), K Sheehan, S Hayes (0-1 each).

Éire Óg: C Kelly; D O’Herlihy, M Corkery, C McGoldrick; D McCarthy, John Cooper, D Dineen; J Murphy, R O’Toole; E O’Shea, C O’Callaghan, Joe Cooper; D Foley, D Goulding, B Hurley.

Subs: K Hallissey for O’Callaghan (29 mins, inj); Jerome Kelleher for Hurley (52); L Sheehan for Cooper (60); John Kelleher for Dineen (62).

Mallow: K Doyle; E Barry, J Loughrey, B Myers; T McEvoy, S Merritt, M Taylor; D Moynihan, E Stanton; K O’Sullivan, R Harkin, M O’Rourke; C O’Riordan, K Sheehan, S McDonnell.

Subs: J Dillon for Harkin, S Hayes for Moynihan (both 40); P Herlihy for Sheehan (42); M Quirke for McEvoy (48); P Hennessy for O’Rourke (55).

Referee: B Coniry.

Pictures courtesy of George Hatchell

‘Deeply missed by all’: Kevin McTernan’s name lives on with new county trophy named in his honour

The cup will be presented to the winners of the Cork Senior A Football championship, the 2020 final of which will be played Saturday between Éire Óg and Mallow (Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 7pm, live streamed on IrishExaminer.com).

Courtesy of The Irish Examiner

Cork County Board chairman Marc Sheehan accepted the Kevin McTernan Cup Thursday night from the McTernan family at St Finbarr’s Hurling and Football club. The cup will be presented to the winners of the Cork Senior A Football championship, the 2020 final of which will be played Saturday between Éire Óg and Mallow (Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 7pm, live streamed on IrishExaminer.com).

The McTernan family made the presentation of the cup in memory of Kevin, who passed away in 2017. A lifelong St Finbarr’s clubman, he was a key member of the Blues intermediate side that brought the club back to the senior ranks in 2008.

“It’s great that the county board is to award this cup to the winners of such a prestigious competition,” said St Finbarr’s club president John Cremin.

“Kevin was an outstanding clubman and is deeply missed still by all. He was a great competitor but he also exemplified all the values we would hold dear in the club.

“When he passed away it was a measure of the respect he was held in that there were so many members of other clubs as well as members of the Barrs at his funeral. That in itself showed what a special person he was, that they came and paid their respects to him.”

– Mallow vs Éire Óg will be live-streamed by the Irish Examiner. The game can be watched via this link on Saturday.