Tom Creedon Cup Final takes place

2021 Tom Creedon Cup has drawn to a close with Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh coming out on top as winners.

The competition was organised by Macroom GAA, 16 teams took part in the competition with 3 groups of 4 teams. Played on the hurling weekends, the group stages took place with the top teams in each group qualifying for the Semi-Final.

The Semi-Finals saw Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, Adrigole, Ballincollig and O’Donovan Rossa qualifying.

Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh had two points to spare over Ballincolling in the Semi-final while Adrigole beat O’Donovan Rossa by a point.

In the Final, played in Macroom, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh ran out winners over a hard working Adrigole side

Final

Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 0-20 0-07 Adrigole

Semi-Finals

Ballingeary 0-13 0-11 Ballincollig
O Donovan Rossa 2-5 0-12 Adrigole

All-Ireland Semi-Final: Cork vs Kilkenny

Cork will play Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Sunday August 8th at 3:30pm in Croke Park..

Key information

Who: Cork and Kilkenny

What: All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final 

How: Cork were beaten by Limerick in Munster Semi-Final but had wins over Clare in All-Ireland SHC Round 2 and Dublin in All-Ireland Q-Final to book their place in Semi-Final. Kilkenny beat Wexford and Dublin in Leinster Championship. 

When: Sunday 8th August at 3:30pm

Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary) 

Prize: A place in the All-Ireland Final

Last Meeting: 2019 in All-Ireland Q-Final  

Cork Team information

Team will be announced on www.gaacork.ie at 9pm on Friday 6th August 2021

Cork Management Team

 

Match Coverage

This game will be shown live on Tv on both RTE and Sky Sports. 

C103 and RTE Radio 1 will have live Radio Coverage with updates on Cork’s RedFm, 96fm and Radio na gaeltachta

The Cork GAA social media will have updates on @officialcorkgaa

Ticket Information

The game will have a capacity of 24,000 for the game. Tickets have been issued via clubs and have also gone on public sale on ticketmaster.ie

Cork Seniors beat Dublin

All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final

CORK 2-26 DUBLIN 0-24

Cork reached the All-Ireland SHC semi-finals for the first time since 2018 as they held off Dublin at Semple Stadium on Saturday night.

First-half goals from Tim O’Mahony and Shane Kingston gave the Rebels an eight-point half-time lead, 2-13 to 0-11, and that was the difference at the end too, but with five minutes remaining Dublin had pulled back to within four points thanks to a burst of scores from Riain McBride, sub Jake Malone, Donal Burke and Danny Sutcliffe.

Cork, who had led since O’Mahony’s goal in the 18th minute, didn’t panic though and their worries were eased as Patrick Horgan sent over a free – his 11th point of the game – with Niall O’Leary, sub Alan Connolly and Horgan on target to ensure they progress to the last four.

Having lost to Limerick in the Munster semi-final at the same venue four weeks previously, Cork have now won back-to-back knockout championship games for the first time since 2015 and will face Kilkenny next Sunday in Croke Park for a place in the decider.

Kieran Kingston and his team can be satisfied with the job done, while knowing that there is still room for improvement.

Dublin led on four different occasions in the opening 12 minutes, with Donal Burke shouldering much of the scoring burden, while they threatened half-chances of goals before a tight Cork full-back line got on top – having only conceded a goal from a penalty against Clare last week, they have not allowed a green flag from open play since the Limerick game.

They had parity at 0-5 each when Horgan levelled in the 17th minute – shortly after a Jack O’Connor goal attempt from a tight angle had hit the post – and they hit the front when Robbie O’Flynn’s lay-off for marauding wing-back Tim O’Mahony allowed him to hare towards the Dublin goal before producing a rasping finish.

Burke replied with a 65 before the water-break but Cork got on top in the second quarter. Conor Cahalane was hardworking in the middle while Séamus Harnedy built on his man-of-the-match performance against Clare while Jack O’Connor used his pace to good effect, winning frees and scoring points.

They moved 1-12 to 0-9 in front when Horgan got his fourth point and though Burke replied to that and another from the Cork captain, the Rebels surged eight clear as Kingston reacted to pull a loose ball to the net after O’Flynn had made a surging run and tried to find Horgan.

It left Cork with a nice cushion at the break and, though Conor Burke and Cian Boland brought Dublin back to six early in the second half, Cork had four of the next five points, Harnedy and O’Mahony with the pick of them, to open up a nine-point advantage and suggest that they would pull further clear.

That they didn’t was down to a doggedness on Dublin’s part with Donal Burke continuing to landed points while Cian O’Sullivan brought his tally to three as he made it 2-18 to 0-17 on 46.

Seven was still the different, 2-20 to 0-19, at the second-half water-break, with Conor Burke’s second cutting the lead further when action resumed. Though Cork replied with Horgan’s tenth and a point from sub Shane Barrett, Dublin’s four-point burst suggested that all was not decided just yet.

Cork might have wavered but they didn’t fall; they did enough to ensure that their season continues.

Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-12 (0-8 frees, 0-1 65), Tim O’Mahony 1-1, Séamus Harnedy 0-4, Jack O’Connor 0-3, Shane Kingston 1-0, Robbie O’Flynn 0-2, Conor Cahalane, Shane Barrett, Niall O’Leary Alan Connolly 0-1 each.

Scorers for Dublin: Donal Burke 0-13 (0-7 frees, 0-1 65), Cian O’Sullivan 0-3, Conor Burke, Danny Sutcliffe 0-2 each, Liam Rushe, Riain McBride, Cian Boland, Jake Malone 0-1 each.

CORK: Patrick Collins; Seán O’Donoghue, Robert Downey, Niall O’Leary; Ger Millerick, Mark Coleman, Tim O’Mahony; Darragh Fitzgibbon, Luke Meade; Robbie O’Flynn, Conor Cahalane, Séamus Harnedy; Jack O’Connor, Patrick Horgan, Shane Kingston.

Subs: Shane Barrett for Kingston (48), Sean O’Leary Hayes for O’Donoghue (48), Alan Connolly for O’Flynn (60), Billy Hennessy for Meade (63), Colm Spillane for O’Leary (70).

DUBLIN: Alan Nolan; Andrew Dunphy, Paddy Smyth, Cian O’Callaghan; Daire Gray, Liam Rushe, James Madden; Riain McBride, Conor Burke; Donal Burke, Chris Crummey, Danny Sutcliffe; Cian O’Sullivan, Rory Hayes, Cian Boland.

Subs: Jake Malone for O’Callaghan (49), Davy Keogh for O’Sullivan (52), Oisín O’Rorke for Boland (63), Paul Crummey for Hayes (69).

Referee: James Owens (Wexford).