Cork Minor Hurling team to play Limerick

Cork Minor Hurling team to play Limerick has been announced

  1. Paudie O’Sullivan, Fr. O’ Neills
  2. Darragh O’Sullivan, Ballinhassig
  3. Kevin Lyons, Ballygarvan
  4. James Byrne, Ballinora
  5. James Dwyer, Ballincollig
  6. Ben O’Connor, St. Finbarr’s
  7. Timmy Wilk , Cobh
  8. Mikey Finn, Midleton
  9. Cillian Tobin, Bride Rovers
  10. Diarmuid Healy, Lisgoold
  11. Ben Nyhan, Clyda Rovers
  12. Tadhg O’Connell, Ballincollig
  13. Eoin O’Leary , Glen Rovers
  14. Jack Leahy, Dungourney
  15. William Buckley, St. Finbarr’s
  16. Dylan Costine, Cloyne
  17. Shane Kennedy, St. Finbarr’s
  18. Kyle Wallace, St. Catherine’s
  19. James O Brien, Fermoy
  20. David Cremin, Midleton
  21. Oran O’Regan, Erins Own
  22. Adam Walsh, Bride Rovers
  23. Ross O’Sullivan, Na Piarsaigh
  24. Rory Sheahan, Kanturk

Additional panel members

  • Jack Corcoran, Youghal
  • Michael O Driscoll, Watergrasshill
  • Kris O Callaghan, Kinsale
  • Lee O Sullivan, Blackrock
  • Daniel Murnane, Carrigtwohill
  • Adam Rooney, Carrigtwohill
  • Brendan Lehane, Watergrasshill
  • Conor O Leary, Fr O Neills
  • Gearoid O Brien, St Catherines
  • Cian Buckley, St Finbarrs
  • Tiernan Roche, Midleton
  • David Casey, Eire Og

Super week for Cork GAA teams with five teams in action.

Five Cork teams are in action this week.

First up is on Tuesday night, when Noel Furlong’s minors meet Limerick in the Munster Semi-Final. The Minors beat Clare in their opening championship fixture two weeks ago. This game starts at 7:30pm

On Wednesday evening in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Pat Ryan and his team meet Limerick in the Munster U20 final. This game will be live on TG4, with a 7:30pm start. Cork beat Tipperary in the Semi-Final to book their place in the final.

On Friday night, Cork Minor footballers will host Kerry in the Munster Semi-final in Paric Ui Chaoimh. Their opening game was against a hardworking Waterford side with Cork side coming out on top.

On Saturday two teams will be in action, at 5:15pm Cork U20 Footballers will meet Offaly in the All-Ireland semi-final, Cork are back in the All-Ireland Semi-final for the second time in three years. Keith Ricken’s charges beat Kerry in Munster Semi-Final and Tipperary in the Final.

Finally, at 7pm on Saturday; our Senior Hurlers will meet Dublin in All-Ireland Q-Final. Cork fresh from a win over Clare on Saturday last will play Dublin at 7pm in Thurles.

Cork Fixtures

Tues, July 27th @7.30pm Minor H SF Cork v Limerick in Thurles
Wed, July 28th @7.30pm U20 H Final Cork v Limerick in Páirc Uí Chaoimh Live on TG4
Fri, July 30th @7.30pm Minor F SF Cork v Kerry in Páirc Uí Chaoimh
Sat, Aug 31st @5.15pm U20 F SF Cork v Offaly in Portlaoise Live on TG4
Sat, July 31st @7pm SHC QF Cork v Dublin in Thurles Live on Sky Sports

All-Ireland U20 Football Semi-final

The GAA have confirmed the details for this weekend’s All-Ireland U20 Football semi-final.

Cork who beat Tipperary in the Munster football final on Thursday last will meet Leinster Champions Offaly on Saturday at 5:15pm in O’Moore Park, Portaloise

All-Ireland Q-Final Draw- Cork play Dublin on Saturday

The draw for the All-Ireland SHC Quarter-Finals took place this morning on RTE Radio 1’s Morning Ireland show.

Cork will play Dublin on Saturday July 31st @7pm. The game will be played in Semple stadium Thurles 

Saturday, July 31

2021 All-Ireland SHC Quarter-Finals

Tipperary will play Waterford in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 1.30pm with the match televised live on RTE, while Dublin will play Cork in Semple Stadium at 7pm with the match televised live on Sky Sports.

Cork Senior Football team to play Kerry in Munster Final

Cork Senior Football team to play Kerry in Sunday’s Munster Final has been announced

  1. Mícheál  Martin, Nemo Rangers
  2. Kevin O’ Donovan, Nemo Rangers
  3. Sean Meehan, Kiskeam
  4. Kevin Flahive, Douglas
  5. Cian Kiely, Ballincollig
  6. Sean Powter, Douglas
  7. Mattie Taylor, Mallow
  8. Ian Maguire, St. Finbarrs
  9. Paul Walsh, Kanturk
  10. John O’ Rourke, Carbery Rangers
  11. Ruairi Deane, Bantry Blues
  12. Brian Hartnett, Douglas
  13. Luke Connolly, Nemo Rangers
  14. Brian Hurley, Castlehaven
  15. Daniel Dineen, Cill na Martra
  16. Mark White, Clonakilty
  17. Briain Murphy, Nemo Rangers
  18. Kevin Crowley, Millstreet
  19. Tadhg Corkery, Cill na Martra
  20. Shane Forde, Na Piarsaigh
  21. Kevin O’ Driscoll, Tadhg MacCarthaigh
  22. Eoghan McSweeney, Knocknagree
  23. Mark Collins, Castlehaven
  24. Colm O’ Callaghan, Eire Og
  25. Damien Gore, Kilmacabea
  26. Michael Hurley, Castlehaven


Cork team to play Clare in All-Ireland SHC Round 2 has been announced

Cork Senior Hurlers will play Clare on Saturday at 4:30pm in Limerick, the team to play has been announced.

  1. Patrick Collins, Ballinhassig
  2. Niall O’ Leary, Castlelyons
  3. Robert Downey, Glen Rovers
  4. Sean O’Donoghue, Inniscarra
  5. Tim O’Mahony, Newtownshandrum
  6. Mark Coleman, Blarney
  7. Ger Millerick, Fr. O’ Neills
  8. Darragh Fitzgibbon, Charleville
  9. Luke Meade, Newcestown
  10. Seamus Harnedy, St. Itas
  11. Patrick Horgan, Glen Rovers
  12. Robbie O’ Flynn, Erins Own
  13. Alan Cadogan, Douglas
  14. Shane Kingston, Douglas
  15. Jack O’ Connor, Sarsfields
  16. Ger Collins, Ballinhassig
  17. Sean O’Leary Hayes, Midleton
  18. Colm Spillane, Castlelyons
  19. Niall Cashman, Blackrock
  20. Billy Hennessy, St. Finbarrs
  21. Bill Cooper, Youghal
  22. Conor Cahalane, St Finbarrs
  23. Sean Twomey, Courcey Rovers
  24. Shane Barrett, Blarney
  25. Alan Connolly, Blackrock
  26. Tadhg Deasy, Blackrock



Pairc Ui Chaoimh unveils plans for new GAA museum and further enhancements to public realm near stadium

New Community Liaison Officer appointed to engage with local and business communities

Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium Board has unveiled plans to improve the public offering at the stadium. The plans submitted to Cork City Council include a new GAA Museum and a new Visitor Experience centre including a café at ground floor level. There are also interior changes to enhance the stadium’s attractiveness as a conference venue together with new entrances and a car park off Monahan Road.

The pedestrianisation of the Marina, along with the development of Marina Park, has resulted in the need to change how the stadium is accessed. The proposed access changes aim to address safety issues resulting from the pedestrianisation of the Marina, which has restricted access to the only current vehicular entrance to the stadium.

The proposed routes have been successfully used in recent weeks to facilitate over 2,000 vehicular movements per day using the vaccination centre. The numbers using the same route under this planning proposal are expected to be a fraction of that number.

In anticipation of an increased number of visitors to the area with the completion of Marina Park, the Board is also seeking to increase the number of parking spaces available close to the stadium. The availability of these spaces is viewed as important in addressing a historic deficit in parking for disabled visitors to the stadium, and in ensuring that visitors to Páirc Uí Chaoimh or the Marina Park have a safe location to park.

Included in the proposed changes are significant new landscaping and tree planting, car and bus pick-up and drop-off points, a new set down area at the main entrance, a new drop off point at the main entrance and a new bicycle parking station on the Monahan Road/Park Avenue junction. A new accessible playground is being proposed between Páirc Uí Chaoimh and the Atlantic Pond.

A Planning Application for the proposed changes has been lodged following engagement with local residents, elected representatives and Cork City Council. The Board believes that its application is in line with the objectives and opportunities identified in the Marina Park Masterplan, 2013, the South Docks Local Area Plan, 2008 and the Cork City Development Plan, 2015.

Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium Board/Cork County Board have also appointed a Community Liaison Officer to deal with issues arising from traffic flow, access and the community impact of events at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The new officer has already begun engaging with the local community in advance of events and matches at the stadium. In time, Páirc Uí Chaoimh will appoint a Sustainability Officer to help ensure that all events hosted by Páirc Uí Chaoimh meet the highest environmental standards, promote sustainability and significantly reduce waste.

Chairperson of the Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium Board, John Horan, says, “The Board has carefully assessed the Business Plan for Páirc Uí Chaoimh in developing this new proposal. We need to ensure that we put in place an acceptable plan that while ensuring its commercial viability, it also respects the environment and our neighbours. Where events of any kind are staged at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, every effort will be made to encourage people not to drive to the stadium. We believe that the stadium has to lead the way in promoting more sustainable methods of transport.”

Marc Sheehan, Chairperson of Cork GAA, says, “The new Community Liaison Officer will also be tasked with reviewing plans for access to the stadium on match days, and other occasions where significant numbers of people will seek to travel to the site. Their mission will be to ensure minimal disruption to neighbouring communities around the stadium, and engage with them in a timely manner ahead of such events. We are committed to the introduction of a clear and accessible communication pathway between the stadium and all stakeholders including our neighbours to deal with any issues that might arise.”

Michael O’Flynn, a member of Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium Board, says, “The focus for Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium Board is on ensuring that the people of Cork get to enjoy the real benefits from the enhanced public realm around Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Marina Park. The pedestrianisation of the Marina has made accessing the site from its north side extremely difficult and dangerous to pedestrians. Vehicular access has to transfer to Monahan Road for safety reasons, and in doing so, we need to ensure that we put in place an acceptable plan that respects both the environment and our neighbours. We also needed to provide some additional disabled spaces for users of both the stadium and Marina Park. We look forward to engaging with Cork City Council, local elected representatives and residents groups in the weeks ahead.”


Cork win Munster U20 football title with another high-scoring display

Cork 3-20 Tipperary 3-10

Courtesy of Mark Woods (The Echo). Pictures courtesy of George Hatchell

CORK swept to their second Munster U20 title by following up last week’s exciting win over Kerry with another impressive showing at Semple Stadium on Thursday.

And they did it without star forward Conor Corbett, who was injured during the first-half and didn’t make the second period.

But, the Clyda Rovers player was hardly missed as his replacement Sean McDonnell scored a wonder goal similar to Diarmaid Phelan’s super effort in the opening period.

McDonnell’s goal shoved Cork 2-15 to 2-3 in front after 37 minutes and well on their way.

Yet, the stand-out figure was vice-captain David Buckley, who tormented the Tipp defence all evening and was outstanding in his shooting, accumulating 10 in total.

Tipp produced a quick-fire 1-2 with captain Sean O’Connor netting for the second time only for Colin Walsh to crash home Cork’s third goal moments later.

Cork were nine clear 3-15 to 3-6, entering the closing quarter as Buckley continued his exemplary finishing and also created a ‘goal’ for Cahalane, but it was ruled out for a square infringement.

In the first-half Tipp stunned Cork with a couple of goals in three minutes after the visitors began confidently with three points in as many minutes.

But, then Tipp struck through captain Sean O’Connor after the towering Kevin Grogan won a ball in front of the Cork goal after six minutes.

And when Jamie Holloway’s low shot took a deflection en route for Tipp’s second goal, Cork found themselves 2-1 to 0-4 adrift by the 10th minute.

Grogan’s long-range free-taking helped the home cause as they led by 2-2 to 0-6 at the first water-break with Corbett requiring attention for a knee injury.

But, there was no denying the dominant side during the second quarter as Cork compiled 1-6 without response, taking full advantage of their superiority around the middle.

Buckley was unmarkable as Corbett found his groove too, but the goal came from a most unlikely source, full-back Phelan, who roamed forward to plant a goal-of-the-season contender in the 26th minute.

The Aghada player took a quick line ball to Dara Dorgan, who returned it immediately to Phelan, who, then went on a brilliant solo run and managed to keep his cool when the chance presented itself, firing a rocket deep into the net.

And with Buckley pointing a ‘mark’ and Jack Cahalane fisting over another, Cork jumped 1-13 to 2-3 in front at the break. Corbett, however, didn’t re-appear for the second-half.

This was the first meeting between the counties in a final since the age group was changed from U21 four years ago.

Cork easily triumphed by 1-20 to 0-8 in the first round of the new U20 competition in 2018 before losing to Kerry in the final.

Cork and Kerry have dominated, contesting the three finals with the Kingdom 2-1 ahead, but Cork have now levelled. In the past the rivals won 26 U21 titles apiece.

Now Cork take on the Leinster champions Offaly in the All-Ireland semi-final over the Bank Holiday weekend.

On the other side of the draw, new Connacht champions Roscommon, who defeated Mayo in the final on Wednesday, meet either Monaghan or Down.

The Ulster final is put back a week following the tragic death of Monaghan captain Brendan Og Duffy in a car accident last week.

Scorers for Cork: D Buckley 0-10, 1f, 1 ‘mark’, C Walsh 1-3, D Phelan and S McDonnell 1-0 each, D Dorgan 0-3, 2f, C Corbett 0-2, J Cahalane 0-1, M O’Neill 0-1f.

Scorers for Tipperary: S O’Connor 2-2, 2f, J Holloway 1-0, K Grogan 0-3, 2f, R Walsh and C Deeley 0-2 each, E Butler 0-1.

CORK: G Creedon (Kilshannig); C O’Donovan (Newcestown), D Phelan (Aghada), C McGoldrick (Eire Og); A Walsh-Murphy (Valley Rovers), T Walsh (Kanturk), D Cashman (Millstreet); B Hayes (St Finbarr’s), captain, E Cooke (Ballincollig); C Corbett (Clyda Rovers), J Cahalane (St Finbarr’s), N Hartnett (Douglas); D Dorgan (Ballincollig), C Walsh (Kanturk), D Buckley (Newcestown).

Subs: S McDonnell (Mallow) for Corbett injured half-time, N Lordan (Ballinora) for O’Donovan and C O’Ssullivan (Kilshannig) for Hayes, both 47, M O’Neill (Buttevant) for Dorgan 48, S O’Sullivan (Adrigole) for Cooke 57.

TIPPERARY: C Scully; S Daly, T Condon, B McKeown; E Butler, B O’Connor, L Kennedy; C Deeley, K Grogan; C Cadell, R Walsh, J Holloway; J Kiely, B Comerford, S O’Connor, captain.

Subs: J Durcan for McKeown 23, B Kehoe for B O’Connor half-time, C English for Holloway 37, M Lyons for Comerford 48, K Costello for Walsh 60

Referee: B Griffin (Kerry).

Cork minor footballers defeat Waterford to set up Kerry clash

Cork 5-28 Waterford 0-3 

Courtesy of Mark Woods (The Echo)

CORK cruised to the semi-final of the Munster minor football championship with a facile victory over a weak Waterford side at Dungarvan’s Fraher Field on Wednesday evening.

It’s fair to say reigning champions Kerry will supply a much different challenge in next week’s semi-final, but at least Cork will have home advantage at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Despite the lopsided nature of the game and bearing in mind the quality of the opposition, Cork impressed in first of all winning primary possession and then using it sensibly.

Midfielders Rory O’Shaughnessy, joint captain with Hugh O’Connor, the lone survivor from last season, dictated matters around the centre and the forwards enjoyed a feast of ball their way.

The impressive O’Connor was joined by Ross Corkery, son of former Cork and Nemo Rangers great, Colin, hat-trick hero Jamie O’Driscoll, and Niall Kelly in the scoring stakes as Cork compiled a huge tally.

Cork could afford to start emptying their bench during the third quarter withdrawing both O’Shaughnessy and O’Connor.

Well before the interval even, Cork had secured their passage to the last-four, leading at the short whistle by a whopping 24 points, 2-18 to 0-0, a reflection of the one-sided nature of the tie.

Cork started the rout after just 15 seconds, when joint-captain Rory O’Shaughnessy won the throw-in before the ball was worked into O’Connor who duly pointed.

Yet, Cork had a narrow escape a couple of minutes later, when their defence was opened up by a fine pass from Adam Murray only for Liam Lynch to drag his shot wide of the far post.

Cork then surged nine points in front by the first water-break as Corkery landed his first from his left boot in the ninth minute and O’Connor’s impressive tally increased with a ‘mark.’

Towering midfielder Michael McSweeney brought up the ninth point, but the break did nothing to upset Cork’s rhythm as Waterford again continued to come under constant bombardment.

Kelly began another onslaught of scores and still Cork needed the intervention of goalkeeper Mikey O’Connell to get his body behind a well-struck Sam Pender shot and out for a ’45, which was confidently held again by O’Connell, who was fouled in the process.

Corkery, off his right on this occasion, claimed Cork’s 12th point before the pacey O’Driscoll earned a double reward for his endeavours.

He took a pass from O’Shaughnessy after 24 minutes and finished impressively past keeper Dara Kavanagh for the opening goal.

And a minute later, the Castlehaven forward pounced for his second goal for 2-13 to 0-0, though, Kavanagh got some level of revenge by denying O’Driscoll his hat-trick with a brave save approaching stoppage time.

O’Connor’s seventh point crashed over via the crossbar and Waterford’s hopeless situation worsened with the black-carding of centre-back Ryan Hennessy, facing the opening 10 minutes of the second half with 14 players.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, Waterford managed to finally get on the scoreboard after 34 minutes with the first of Adam Murray’s pair of frees.

Cork, though, responded with 1-3, the goal coming from wing-back Darragh O’Brien, who finished with a scorching shot to the far corner of the net just before the second water break, 3-22 to 0-2.

Cork added further goals through O’Driscoll to complete his hat-trick and Niall Daly.

Scorers for Cork: J O’Driscoll 3-0, H O’Connor 0-9 (0-3 f, 0-2 ‘mark’), N Kelly 0-7, R Corkery 0-7 (0-1 f), D O’Brien and N Daly 1-0 each, M McSweeney 0-2, R O’Shaughnessy, O Corcoran, F Crowley 0-1 each.
Waterford: A Murphy 0-3 f.

CORK: M O’Connell (St Michael’s); D Twomey (Ballinascarthy), S O’Connell (Kilshannig), P O’Grady (Kilavullen); S Copps (Mallow); C Twomey (Carbery Rangers), D O’Brien (Glanworth); M McSweeney (Knocknagree); R O’Shaughnessy (St Michael’s); J O’Neill (Castlehaven), N Kelly (Newcestown), C Gillespie (Aghabullogue); R Corkery (Nemo Rangers), J O’Driscoll (Castlehaven), H O’Connor (Newmarket).

Subs: M Hunt (Macroom) for O’Grady half-time, D Crowley (Urhan) for O’Shaughnessy, O Cororan (St Mary’s) for O’Connor and N Daly (Ilen Rovers) for Gillespie, all 40, F Crowley (St Finbarr’s) for O’Neill 45, C Cusack (Nemo Rangers) for Corkery blood sub.

WATERFORD: D Kavanagh; B Dee-Carter, S Byrne, A Greene; C Ryan, R Hennessy, T Leane; S Flavin, O O’Dwyer; J Power, E O’Callaghan, E O Gradaigh; L Lynch, A Murray, S Pender.

Subs: C Sweeney for O Gradaigh half-time, A Jacob for Power and T Martin for Leane, 44, M Long for Flavin 50, B Stuart for Lynch 55.

Referee: N Quinn (Clare)


Cork U20 team to play Munster Final has been announced

Cork U20 Manager Keith Ricken has announced his team for Thursday’s Munster final against Tipperary


  1. Gavin Creedon, Kilshannig
  2. Colm O Donovan, Newcestown
  3. Diarmaid Phelan, Agahad
  4. Conor McGoldrick, Eire Óg
  5. Adam Walsh-Murphy, Valley Rovers
  6. Tommy Walsh, Kanturk
  7. Darragh Cashman, Millstreet
  8. Brian Hayes , St. Finbarrs
  9. Evan Cooke, Ballincollig
  10. Conor Corbett, Clyda Rovers
  11. Jack Cahalane, Castlehaven
  12. Niall Hartnett, Douglas
  13. Dara Dorgan, Ballincollig
  14. Colin Walsh, Kanturk
  15. David Buckley , Newcestown
  16. Cian O Leary, Douglas
  17. Neil Lordan, Ballinora
  18. Darragh Holland, Argideen Rangers
  19. Luke Horgan, Nemo Rangers
  20. Ciaran O Sullivan, Kilshannig
  21. Eoghan Nash, Douglas
  22. Sean O Sullivan, Adrigole
  23. Michael O’ Neill, Buttevant
  24. Sean McDonnell, Mallow