Cork beat Tipp in U20

Bord Gáis Energy Munster U-20 Hurling semi-final


By Shane Brophy at Semple Stadium

Cork inflicted another second half drubbing on Tipperary as they came from six-points down to win this Munster Under 20 Hurling semi-final at Semple Stadium last evening.

Cork began brightly with scores from Brian Hayes and Ciaran Joyce but Tipp quickly settled and after Dara Stakelum and Devon Ryan levelled, Max Hackett ran onto a Sean Hayes centre to drill to the net.

Devon Ryan starred in the first half and would score a further seven before half time. Kian O’Kelly saw an effort at goal whizz over the bar as Tipp were looking dangerous in every attack. Points from Sean Quirke, Daniel Hogan, and Jack Cahalane kept Cork in touch but were six adrift at half time, 1-13 to 0-10.

However, much like the senior final 48 hours earlier, Tipp were swamped after half time with Cork hitting the first four points before Daniel Hogan flicked home a 39th minute goal to put Cork in front. Tipp’s only third quarter point came from Devon Ryan but Ciaran Cotters goal just before the second water-break put Cork four in front.

They kicked on there after with the bench contributing 1-4 with Luke Horgan’s goal on 58 minutes killing the game off and Kyle Shelly’s goal in added time for Tipp a mere consolation.

Scorers for Cork: Robbie Cotter 1-2; Daniel Hogan 1-1; Brian Hayes, Padraig Power, Ben Cunningham 0-3 each; Luke Horgan 1-0; Sam Quirke, Darragh Flynn (2f), Jack Cahalane 0-2 each; Cathal Joyce, Conor O’Leary 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: Devon Ryan 0-9 (5 frees); Max Hackett 1-2; Kyle Shelly 1-0; John Campion 0-2; Dara Stakelum, Kian O’Kelly, Peter McGarry, Jack Leamy 0-1 each.

CORK: Cathal Wilson; Eoin Downey, Daire O’Leary, Cormac O’Brien; Ethan Twomey, Ciaran Joyce, Kevin Moynihan; Sam Quirke, Brian O’Sullivan; Darragh Flynn, Daniel Hogan, Brian Hayes; Robbie Cotter, Padraig Power, Jack Cahalane. Subs: Ben Cunningham for Flynn (42); Luke Horgan for Cahalane (42); Micheal Mullins for Hogan (46); Diarmuid Kearney for O’Sullivan (53); Conor O’Leary for Hayes (60).

TIPPERARY: Aaron Browne; Conor O’Dwyer, Keith Ryan, Fintan Purcell; Conor Whelan, Kevin Maher, Johnny Ryan; Max Hackett, John Campion; Dara Stakelum, Devon Ryan, Kian O’Kelly; Sean Hayes, Paddy Creedon, James Devaney. Subs: Peter McGarry for Campion (29 blood); Jack Leamy for Stakelum (44); Colm Fogarty for Devaney (50); Conor Hennessey for Whelan (52); Kyle Shelly for McGarry (55); Sean Phelan for Maher (60-60+3 blood); Tony Cahill for Creedon (60+1).

Referee: John O’Halloran (Limerick)

Cork Minor Football team to play Waterford has been announced

Cork Minor football team to play Waterford on Wednesday night in Dungarvan

  1. Mikey O’ Connell, St. Michaels
  2. Dan Twomey, Ballinascarthy
  3. Shane O’ Connell, Kilshanning
  4. Patrick O’ Grady, Kilavullen
  5. Sam Copps, Mallow
  6. Conor Twomey, Carbery Rangers
  7. Darragh O’ Brien, Glanworth
  8. Michael Mc Sweeney, Knocknagree
  9. Rory O’ Shaughnessy, St. Michaels
  10. Jack O’ Neill, Castlehaven
  11. Niall Kelly, Newcestown
  12. Colm Gillespie, Aghabullogue
  13. Ross Corkery, Nemo Rangers
  14. Jamie O’ Driscoll, Castlehaven
  15. Hugh O’ Connor, Newmarket
  16. Daniel Walsh, Douglas
  17. Fionn Crowley, St. Finbarrs
  18. Mark Hunt, Macroom
  19. Conor Cusack, Nemo Rangers
  20. Dylan Crowley, Urhan
  21. Jack Cunningham, Douglas
  22. Luke O’ Herlihy, St. Michaels
  23. Niall Daly, Ilen Rovers
  24. Olan Corcoran, St. Marys

Match Day: Munster U20 Hurling Championship

Cork will play Tipperary in the Munster Under 20 Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Tuesday July 20th at 7:30pm in Semple Stadium Thurles.

Key information 

Who: Cork and Tipperary

What: Munster U20 Hurling Semi-Final

How: Cork were drawn in the Semi-Final while Tipperary beat Waterford in the opening round.

When: Tuesday 20th at 7:30pm

Referee: John O’Halloran (Limerick)

Prize: A place in the Munster final against Limerick.

Last Meeting: 2020, Cork played Tipperary in the Munster final in December. Cork won and then went on to win the All-Ireland title on July 10th last.

Cork Team information 

Cork Manager Pat Ryan announced his team on Sunday night for tonights game with Tipperary.



Match Coverage

This game will be shown live on TG4 @7.30pm. The Cork GAA social media will have updates on @officialcorkgaa


Ticket Information

Munster Council have confirmed that no tickets are available for tonights game

Cork to play Clare in All-Ireland Hurling Championship Round 2 on Saturday

The CCCC has confirmed the dates, times and venues for the Round 2 All-Ireland SHC Qualifier fixtures.

Both matches will take place this Saturday, July 24, and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Galway will play Waterford in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 2pm, while Clare will play Cork in the LIT Gaelic Grounds at 4.30pm.

See below for information on this weekend’s Round 2 Qualifiers and the permutations for the All-Ireland SHC Quarter-Final draw.

All-Ireland SHC Round 2 Qualifiers

Waterford v Galway, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 2pm. (Sky Sports)

Referee: TBC

(E.T. if necessary)

Clare v Cork, LIT Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, 4.30pm. (Sky Sports)

Referee: TBC

(E.T. if necessary)



Saturday, July 31

All-Ireland SHC Quarter-Finals

  • Tipperary v Round 2 Winner
  • Dublin v Round 2 Winner

The Provincial Finalists shall play a Round 2 Winner. Subject to avoidance of repeat pairings, where feasible, a draw shall be made to determine the pairings.


Possible Repeat Pairings for Quarter-Final draw.

  • Tipperary/Clare
  • Dublin/Galway

If Clare and/or Dublin win, no draw is required due to avoidance of repeat pairings.

If both Cork & Waterford win a draw is required to see which Round 2 Winner Tipperary & Dublin play in the Quarter Finals.

Possible Pairings

If Clare & Galway win

  • Tipperary v Galway
  • Dublin v Clare

If Clare & Waterford win

  • Tipperary v Waterford
  • Dublin v Clare

If Cork & Galway win

  • Tipperary v Galway
  • Dublin v Cork

If Cork & Waterford win a draw is required

  • Tipperary v Cork/Waterford
  • Dublin v Cork/Waterford



The draw for Round 2 of the All-Ireland SHC Qualifiers took place on Radio 1 this morning.

Cork will play Clare and Waterford will play Galway with both matches taking place this weekend.

The GAA CCCC will announce the dates, times and venues of both matches later today.

All-Ireland SHC Qualifiers Round 2

Clare v Cork

Waterford v Galway

Cork U20 Hurling team to play Tipperary has been announced

Cork U20 hurling manager Pat Ryan has announced the team to play Tipperary on Tuesday night in Munster Hurling Championship Semi-Final.

  1. Cathal Wilson Newcestown
  2. Eoin Downey Glen Rovers
  3. Dáire O Leary Watergrasshill
  4. Cormac O Brien Newtownshandrum Captain
  5. Ethan Twomey St Finbarr’s
  6. Ciaran Joyce Castlemartyr
  7. Kevin Moynihan Na Piarsaigh
  8. Sam Quirke Midleton
  9. Brian O Sullivan Kanturk
  10. Darragh Flynn Ballygiblin
  11. Daniel Hogan Sarsfields
  12. Brian Hayes St Finbarrs
  13. Robbie Cotter Blackrock
  14. Padraig Power Blarney
  15. Jack Cahalane St Finbarr’s
  16. Cian Long Glen Rovers
  17. Cillian O Donovan Douglas
  18. Conor O Leary Ballincollig
  19. Piaras O Halloran Ballygarvan
  20. Diarmuid Kearney Cobh
  21. Micheál Mullins Whitechurch
  22. Luke Horgan Glen Rovers
  23. Ben Cunningham St Finbarr’s
  24. Sean Desmond Watergrasshill

Additional Panel Members

Cathal McCarthy Sarsfields, Padraic Cullinane Ballinascarthy, Cathal Hickey Lisgoold, Paddy O’Flynn Bride Rovers, Colm McCarthy Sarsfields, Conor Griffin Newtownshandrum, Sean Walsh Carrigtwohill, Brian Keating Ballincollig


Cork U20 2021 Hurling Panel

Cork U20 Hurling Panel for 2021 has been announced

Cathal Wilson Newcestown

Cian Long Glen Rovers

Eoin Downey Glen Rovers

Padraic Cullinane Ballinascarthy,

Piaras O Halloran Ballygarvan

Cathal Hickey Lisgoold

Cathal McCarthy Sars

Colm McCarthy Sars

Micheál Mullins Whitechurch

Brian Keating Ballincollig

Conor O Leary Ballincollig

Paddy O Flynn Bride Rovers

Sean Walsh Carrigtwohill

Sean Desmond Watergrasshill

Ben Cunningham St Finbarrs

Conor Griffin Newtownshandrum

Ciaran Joyce Castlemartyr

Dáire O Leary Watergrasshill,

Cormac O’Brien Newtownshandrum Captain,

Cillian O Donovan Douglas

Ethan Twomey St Finbarrs

Kevin Moynihan Na Piarsaigh

Brian O Sullivan Kanturk

Sam Quirke Midleton

Diarmuid Kearney Cobh

Luke Horgan Glen Rovers

Darragh Flynn Ballygiblin

Daniel Hogan Sarsfields

Jack Cahalane St Finbarrs

Robbie Cotter Blackrock

Padraig Power Blarney Vice Captain,

Brian Hayes St Finbarrs

Cork edge Kerry in U20 thriller

Cork 3-12 Kerry 3-11

Courtesy of Eoghan Cormican (The Examiner)

A Ciaran O’Sullivan point in the fourth minute of second-half stoppages saw Cork come out on top in this enthralling Munster U20 semi-final contest.

Cork – who operated with 14 men from the 49th minute onward following a second yellow card to corner-back Colm O’Donovan and who did not score between the 46th and 63rd minute – succeeded in conjuring up a winning score at the death after Kerry had wiped out a six-point deficit to draw level deep in injury-time.

Extra-time appeared inevitable after a Sean Quilter free levelled matters in the fourth minute of injury-time, but Cork, in the ensuing play, eked out a winner from sub O’Sullivan. Credit too to Cork midfielder Brian Hayes who made a huge catch to set the Cork attack in motion.

A powerful third quarter from Keith Ricken’s charges – during which they outscored the Kingdom by 1-4 to 0-2 – handed Cork a 3-11 to 2-8 lead at the second water break. Cork’s third goal was supplied by their outstanding performer Conor Corbett who finished with 2-4.

Momentum swung back in Kerry’s favour on 49 minutes when corner-back O’Donovan received a second yellow for a footblock on Paul O’Shea. The latter converted the subsequent penalty, with Kerry adding three scores coming down the stretch to tie matters.

O’Shea was presented with a late, late chance to force extra-time following Ciaran O’Sullivan’s point, but he kicked wide.

The result means all five Kerry minor teams from 2014-18 have passed through the U21/20 age grade without managing a single All-Ireland title An entertaining first-half had seen goal chances aplenty at either end, with both sides raising two green flags apiece.

Cork’s second, which arrived in the third minute of first-half stoppages, handed the home side a slender 2-7 to 2-6 interval lead. It was a goal that had its roots in a Brian Hayes turnover of Kerry centre-back Eoghan O’Sullivan. Possession was quickly transferred inside, with Jack Cahalane feeding Conor Corbett who finished emphatically.

The same two Cork forwards were centrally involved in the county’s opening major on 19 minutes, Corbett assisting for Cahalane on that occasion. The Castlehaven youngster’s strike levelled proceedings at 1-4 apiece after Kerry had taken a 1-3 to 0-4 lead into the first water break.

The semi-final’s opening goal had arrived just before this minute’s pause in action, Kerry midfielder Darragh Lyne, fed by Eoghan O’Sullivan, striding through the Cork cover and rolling the ball into the corner of Gavin Creedon’s goal.

A Kerry goal had been on the cards from early on. Dylan Geaney hit the post with their outstanding chance of the opening exchanges, with Paul O’Shea getting caught in two minds as to whether to shoot or pass when presented with a subsequent opportunity.

Cork were also guilty of failing to put away scoring opportunities. The post was twice hit, Colin Walsh shot straight at ‘keeper Marc Kelliher, while four wides were tallied.

Kerry’s second goal, on 23 minutes, was in direct response to Cork’s opening major from Cahalane and shoved the visitors back out to three in front, 2-4 to 1-4. Paul O’Shea instigated the score with a fine fetch in the middle of the field, the move ending with Geaney finding the net.

Kerry relinquished the lead when Cork worked a second green flag and they failed to win it back between there and the finish.

Scorers for Cork: C Corbett (2-4, 0-2 frees); J Cahalane (1-0) D Buckley (0-3); A Walsh-Murphy, D Dorgan (0-1 free), C Walsh, C O’Hanlon, C O’Sullivan (0-1 each).

Scorers for Kerry: D Geaney (1-4, 0-4 frees); P O’Shea (1-2, 1-0 pen); D Lyne (1-0); S Quilter (0-2, 0-2 frees); C Falvey, C Hayes, R Ó Beaglaoich (0-1 each).

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

Subs: C O’Hanlon (Buttevant) for C Walsh (28); S McDonnell (Mallow) for Dorgan (39-42, temporary); S O’Sullivan (Adrigole) for O’Hanlon (41, inj); E Nash (Douglas) for Dorgan (56); N Lordan (Ballinora) for Phelan (56, inj); C O’Sullivan (Kilshannig) for Cooke (61).

KERRY: M Kelliher (Glenflesk); D Murphy (Rathmore), J McCarthy (Kenmare Shamrocks), O Fitzgerald (Gneeveguilla); C Moriarty (Annascaul), E O’Sullivan (Legion), E Clifford (Laune Rangers); D Lyne (Legion), S O’Brien (Beaufort); T Doyle (Dr Crokes), P O’Shea (Kilcummin), K Falvey (Annascaul); C Hayes (Kerins O’Rahillys), D Geaney (Dingle), R Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht).

Subs: J Kennelly (Ballydonoghue) for Doyle, S Quilter (Austin Stacks) for Hayes (both 40); A Dineen (Rathmore) for Moriarty (47); P Darcy (Glenflesk) for Falvey (50); P Walsh (Brosna) for Ó Beaglaoich (59).

Referee: J Hayes (Limerick).

Picture courtesy of George Hatchell

Elton John at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

We are pleased to announce that Elton John will play at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Friday, July 1st, 2022, as part of his iconic Farewell Yellow Brick Road, The Final Tour.
Tickets go on sale next Thursday, July 22nd at 9am from all usual Ticketmaster outlets.

Cork have strong win over Clare

Cork 6-28 Clare 0-6

Courtesy of Denis Hurley (The Echo)

THE feel-good factor in Cork underage hurling continued in Semple Stadium on Wednesday night as the Rebels eased into the semi-final of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship with a comprehensive win over Clare.

In the wake of the All-Ireland U20 win at the weekend, hopes were high that this crop could get their campaign off to a positive start and they did that.

While manager Noel Furlong and his backroom will be keen to impress upon the team that all that was won was the right to play Limerick next Tuesday week, there will be satisfaction with the way the high levels were rarely allowed to drop.

Full-forward Jack Leahy was eye-catching with a phenomenal tally of 3-8, but he led a strong ensemble cast.

The way Cork started was reminiscent of the opening stages of U20 final, albeit at a slightly slower pace. Tadhg O’Connell’s point had them off the mark inside 70 seconds, and by the sixth minute, it was 0-4 to 0-0 as his Ballincollig clubmate James Dwyer, Leahy and Diarmuid Healy all pointed. However, just as impressive as the attacking output was the application at the other end that showed Cork were properly keyed in as a team – Darragh O’Sullivan got a good challenge in to deny Conor Whelan passage while Timmy Wilk made a strong block on a Seán Rynne effort.

Cork played Leahy and Eoin O’Leary inside with William Buckley drifting as Mikey Finn dropped deeper from midfield. That could have allowed Clare’s extra manpower in defence to be a factor but good diagonal deliveries ensured that it didn’t become one.

Leahy got his second and Cork’s fifth point on 11 and Buckley got off the mark before an O’Connell turnover led to an Eoin O’Leary goal-chance, saved by Adam Enright in the Clare goal.

However, Cork’s six-point lead at the water-break was soon cut in half as the Banner County came back with renewed impetus, converted into points from Niall O’Farrell, James Organ and a massive Whelan free. It was as close as they came, though, with Cork rediscovering their momentum and making a decisive move before half-time.

Another fine Buckley point ended the 10-minute period without a score for Cork and that was immediately followed by the first goal as Healy’s well-directed pass allowed Leahy to take Shane Woods on the outside before firing home from a tight angle.

Immediately after that, centre-back Ben O’Connor – who was imperious all night – slalomed through the Clare defence and fed O’Leary. While Enright denied him, Leahy was on hand to divert the loose ball to the net for a 2-7 to 0-3 lead.

After points from Healy and Ben Nyhan, Cork had their third goal as O’Connell’s pass set up Leahy for a fine finish after a great move.

Further scores from Dwyer – his second – Mikey Finn, sub Ross O’Sullivan and the ever-efficient Buckley pushed Cork further clear though they did have to be thankful to goalkeeper Paudie O’Sullivan for a save from James Doherty.

Just before the water-break, sub Adam Walsh marked his arrival with a well-taken goal, set up by O’Sullivan. Then, after Niall O’Farrell got Clare’s first point since the 30th minute, Walsh struck again, Healy the provider on this occasion.

Clare’s cause wasn’t helped by the dismissal of Woods in the final quarter for a second yellow card Cork’s serene progression continued. O’Sullivan showed lovely skill to get the sixth goal after Walsh repaid the favour to him.

Scorers for Cork: J Leahy 3-9 (0-4 f), R O’Sullivan 1-3, A Walsh 2-0, D Healy, W Buckley 0-4 each, J Dwyer, T O’Connell 0-2 each, D O’Sullivan, B O’Connor, B Nyhan, M Finn 0-1 each.

Clare: N O’Farrell 0-2 f, J Organ, C Whelan (f), S Rynne 0-1 each.

CORK: P O’Sullivan (Fr O’Neills); J Byrne (Ballinora), K Lyons (Ballygarvan), D O’Sullivan (Ballinhassig); T Wilk (Cobh), B O’Connor (St Finbarr’s), J Dwyer (Ballincollig); M Finn (Midleton), C Tobin (Bride Rovers); B Nyhan (Clyda Rovers), D Healy (Lisgoold), T O’Connell (Ballincollig); E O’Leary (Glen Rovers), J Leahy (Dungourney), W Buckley (St Finbarr’s).

Subs: R O’Sullivan (Na Piarsaigh) for O’Leary (h-t), A Walsh (Bride Rovers) for Nyhan (41), D Cremin (Midleton) for Dwyer (45), S Kennedy (St Finbarr’s) for Byrne (46), R Sheahan (Kanturk) for Buckley (53).

CLARE: A Enright; J Cahill, S Woods, R O’Connor; D Stritch, T Leyden, R Wynne; J O’Neill, N O’Farrell; J Organ, C Killeen, J Doherty; S Rynne, C Hassett, C Whelan.

Subs: O Whelan for Organ, F Hayes for Whelan (both 35), E Maxted for O’Connor (40), M Heneghan for Hassett (49), S Crosbie for Leyden (50).

Referee: N Barry (Waterford).

Credit Union Football leagues are heading to Semi-Final stages

Fixtures from 14/07/2021 to 20/07/2021

Thursday 15th July 2021
Cork Credit Unions Football League 4 Play Off: Dohenys v Bandon , at Dunmanway, 8:15pm Semi Final ;

Saturday 17th July 2021
Cork Credit Unions Football League 3 Play Off: Newcestown v Kanturk , at Newcestown, 5:30pm Semi Final ;

Sunday 18th July 2021

Cork Credit Unions Football League 1 Play Off: St Finbarrs v Cill na Martra , at Togher, 3:00pm Semi Final ; Clonakilty v Eire Og , at Clonakilty, 3:00pm Semi Final ;

Cork Credit Unions Football League 2 Play Off: Ballincollig v Castlehaven , at Ballincollig, 1:00pm Semi Final ; O Donovan Rossa v Newmarket , at O Donovan Rossa, 3:00pm Semi Final ;

Cork Credit Unions Football League 3 Play Off: Carrigaline v Douglas , at Carrigaline, 12:45pm Semi Final ;

Cork Credit Unions Football League 5 Play Off: Mitchelstown v Kinsale , at Mitchelstown, 12:00pm Semi Final ; Bantry Blues v Knocknagree , at Wolf Tone Park, 1:30pm Semi Final ;

Cork Credit Unions Football League 6 Play Off: Ballinora v Kilshannig , at Ballinora, 12:00pm Semi Final ; Na Piarsaigh v Mayfield , at Na Piarsaigh, 3:00pm Semi Final ;

Cork Credit Unions Football League 4 Play Off: Naomh Aban v Aghada , at Ballyvourney, 3:00pm Semi Final ;