Cork Football team to play Waterford in McGrath Cup

Cork Senior Football manager Keith Ricken has announced his football team to play Waterford in McGrath Cup Round 2 game. This will be Cork’s second game in this competition following their win over Clare on Saturday. The game will take place in Páirc Uí Rinn at 7pm on Tuesday 11th January. Please note that this is an All-Ticket event, to purchase your ticket on Munster GAA website here 

  1. Joe Creedon, Iveleary
  2. Paudie Allen, Newmarket
  3. Sean Meehan, Kiskeam
  4. Tadhg Corkery, Cill na Martra
  5. Luke Fahy, Ballincollig
  6. Kieran Histon, Nemo Rangers
  7. Matthew Taylor, Mallow
  8. Joe Grimes, Clonakilty
  9. Cian Kiely, Ballincollig
  10. Evan Cooke, Ballincollig
  11. Blake Murphy, St. Vincents
  12. Kevin O’Donovan, Nemo Rangers
  13. Aodhan Ó Luasa, Naomh Abán
  14. Brian Hurley, Castlehaven
  15. Daniel Dineen, Cill na Martra
  16. Míchéal Martin, Nemo Rangers
  17. Kevin Cremin, Boherbue
  18. Kevin Flahive, Douglas
  19. Michael O’Mahoney, Knocknagree
  20. Tommy Walsh, Kanturk
  21. John Kiely, Valley Rovers
  22. Ciaran O’Sullivan, Kilshanning
  23. Alan Walsh, Kanturk
  24. Fintan Finner, Castletownbere
  25. Colin Walsh, Kanturk
  26. Jack Cahalane, Castlehaven

Rebels overcame treacherous conditions to record McGrath Cup victory

Cork 2-9 Clare 0-10

BRIAN Hurley ensured Keith Ricken made a winning start as the new Cork manager with a decisive win over Clare in the McGrath Cup at a weather-battered Hennessy Memorial Park in Milltown Malbay on Saturday.

The Castlehaven forward defied horrendous conditions of a near gale-force wind and intermittent showers to top score with 1-6.

Clare played with the howling wind at their backs from the start, but still trailed by two points at the interval as Cork swept to a winning position, leading by 2-9 to 0-7 entering the closing quarter.


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Scorers for Cork: B Hurley 1-6 (0-3 f), D O’Connell 1-0, M Cronin 0-2 (0-1 f), R Maguire 0-1.

Clare: M McInerney 0-3 (0-2 f), A Griffin 0-3, K Sexton 0-3 (0-2 f), E McMahon 0-1.

CORK: C Kelly (Éire Óg); K Crowley (Millstreet), S Meehan (Kiskeam), P Ring (Aghabullogue); R Maguire (Castlehaven), S Powter (Douglas), captain, C Kiely (Ballincollig); P Walsh (Kanturk), J Grimes (Clonakilty); D O’Connell (Kanturk), F Herlihy (Dohenys), C O’Callaghan (Éire Óg); M Cronin (Nemo Rangers), B Hurley (Castlehaven), (Cill na Martra), D Gore (Kilmacabea).

Subs: P Allen (Newmarket) for Ring D Buckley (Newcestown) for O’Connell half-time, B Murphy (St Vincent’s) for Gore and T Corkery (Cill na Marta) for Crowley, 40, K O’Donovan (Nemo Rangers) for Kiely and C O’Donovan (Macroom) for Walsh 50, L Fahy (Ballincollig) for Maguire 57, D Phelan (Aghada) Powter, K Cremin (Boherbue) for O’Callaghan 61.

CLARE: S Ryan; D Connelly, E Collins, C Morrissey; C O Dea, captain, A Sweeney, D Walsh; D Bohannon, D O’Neill; E McMahon, K Sexton, C Downes; M McInerney, J McGann, A Griffin.

Subs used: T O’Brien, R Lanigan, J Sheedy, M Byrne, D Keating, P Kelly, T McDonald, M Doherty, A Shannon, B McNamara, C O’Connor.

Referee: S Mulvihill (Kerry).

Success for Ballygiblin

Ballygiblin 2-14 Skeheenarinky (Tipperary) 1-9

In the battle of the near-neighbours Cork’s Ballygiblin came out on top in the Munster Junior hurling championship final at Mallow.

Sheer joy for the Cork side as their fans spilled onto the pitch afterwards to celebrate with their heroes.

A stream and a few miles separate their home pitches and though they are from different counties they would know each other well.

Most of them would have gone to school together in Mitchelstown and have won titles together there. But all that was forgotten as club loyalties took precedence in a game that was worthy of the occasion.

The demand for tickets was high and it was sold out well in advance of the day and such was the demand that crowd congestion meant the throw-in had to be delayed 15 minutes.

Scorers for Ballygiblin: S O’Sullivan 2-2, J O’Sullivan 0-9 (7f, 0-1 65), D Barry, M Walsh, K Duggan 0-1 each.

Skeheenarinky: A English 1-0, T Vaughan 0-6 (6f), C Sweeney, D Brennan, N Vaughan 0-1 each.

BALLYGIBLIN: C Noonan; B O’Gorman, F Herlihy, M Lewis; B Coffey, M Keane, J Mullins; R Donegan, J O’Sullivan; D Sheehan, C English, M Walsh; K Duggan, S O’Sullivan, D Barry.

Subs: C O’Sullivan for B O’Gorman (25 inj), D Flynn for C O’Sullivan (ht), C O’Sullivan for K Duggan (59).

SKEEHEENARINKY: A Treacy; S O’Callaghan, D Hyland, E Morrissey; F Ó Súilleabháin, R O’Callaghan, O Brennan; J O’Callaghan, D Brennan; D Finn, M Maher, C Sweeney; A English, T Vaughan, N Vaughan.

Subs: T Sweeney for M Maher (ht), H English for D Finn (51), C English for A English (55).

Referee: John O’Halloran, Limerick.

Disappointment for Courcey Rovers

Kilmoyley (Kerry) 0-24

Courcey Rovers 0-21 (aet)

Courcey Rovers suffered extra-time disappointment as Kilmoyley claimed a first AIB Munster Club IHC title for Kerry at the TUS Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Sunday.

Despite leading by 0-17 to 0-13 as the end of normal time neared, the Ballinspittle/Ballinadee side conceded four points as the Kingdom side – co-managed by John Meyler, absent due to holidays – forced extra time.


Scorers for Kilmoyley: D Collins 0-10 (0-9f, 0-1 65), M O’Connor 0-4, P O’Connor 0-3, A Royle, J Brick, K McCarthy, T Murnane, R Collins, R Walsh, D McCarthy 0-1 each.

Scorers for Courcey Rovers: R Sweetnam 0-8f, T O’Sullivan 0-6, J O’Neill, A O’Donovan 0-2 each, S Twomey, R Nyhan, B Ryan 0-1 each.

KILMOYLEY: JB O’Halloran; F McCarthy, C Savage, D Kennedy; J Godley, D Fitzell, T Murnane; P O’Connor, M Flaherty; K McCarthy, D Collins, D McCarthy; D Nolan, J Brick, M O’Connor.

Subs: A Royle for Nolan (38), R Collins for McCarthy (49), R Walsh for Royle (60), Royle for Collins (half-time in extra time), McCarthy for Flaherty (75), Colins for Brick (80).

COURCEY ROVERS: S Nyhan; B Mulcahy, B Collins, C Daly; C Roche, F Lordan, S McCarthy; DJ Twomey, M Collins; J O’Neill, S Twomey, T O’Sullivan; R Nyhan, R Sweetnam, O Crowley.

Subs: A O’Donovan for R Nyhan (half-time), B Ryan for Crowley (50), J McCarthy for O’Neill (60), D Coghlan for McCarthy, L Collins for DJ Twomey (both 67).

Referee: M Kennedy (Tipperary).

Cork Football Team to play Clare in McGrath Cup

Cork Senior Football manager Keith Ricken has announced his football team to play Clare in McGrath Cup game. The game will take place in Clare, on Saturday January 8th at 2pm in Hennessy Memorial Park Miltown Malbay.

  1. Christopher Kelly, Eire Óg
  2. Seán Powter, Douglas
  3. Sean Meehan, Kiskeam
  4. Paul Ring, Aghabullogue
  5. Cian Kiely, Ballincollig
  6. Diarmuid Phelan, Aghada
  7. Tadhg Corkery, Cill na Martra
  8. Shane Merrit, Mallow
  9. Joe Grimes, Clonakilty
  10. Danial O’Connell, Kanturk
  11. Brian Hurley, Castlehaven
  12. Colm O’ Callaghan, Eire Og
  13. Mark Cronin, Nemo Rangers
  14. Daniel Dineen, Cill na Martra
  15. Damien Gore, Kilmacabea
  16. Joe Creedon, Iveleary
  17. Paul Walsh, Kanturk
  18. Paudie Allen, Newmarket
  19. Kevin Crowley, Millstreet
  20. Kevin O’Donovan, Nemo Rangers
  21. Cillian O’Donovan, Macroom
  22. David Buckley, Newcestown
  23. Blake Murphy, St. Vincents
  24. Evan Cooke, Ballincollig
  25. Fionn Herlihy, Dohenys
  26. Luke Fahy, Ballincollig