Cork 1-17 Limerick 2-25:Munster SHC Round 1

Cork lost to Limerick 2-25 to 1-17 in Round 1 of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship on Sunday April 17th at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh.


CORK: P. Collins; N. O’Leary, D. Cahalane, S. O’Donoghue; T. O’Mahony, M. Coleman (c), C. Joyce; D. Fitzgibbon, G. Millerick; R. O’Flynn, S. Barrett, C. Cahalane; C. Lehane, P. Horgan, S. Kingston.

Subs: S. Harnedy for C. Cahalane (h-t); R. Downey for S. O’Donoghue (blood 42-53); J. O’Connor for S. Kingston, A. Connolly for S. Barrett (both 55); L. Meade for C. Lehane (61).


Cork will play Clare in our next game on May 1st

The Cork U20 Football Team to play Limerick has been announced

  1. Callum Dungan (Carrigaline)
  2. Jacob O’Driscoll (Valley Rovers)
  3. Tommy Walsh (Kanturk)
  4. Dan Peet (Clonakilty)
  5. Darragh Cashman (Millstreet) Joint Captain
  6. Neil Lordan (Ballinora) Joint Captain
  7. Sean Brady (Ballygarvan)
  8. Kelan Scannell (Carbery Rangers)
  9. Alan Walsh (Kanturk)
  10. Richie O’Sullivan (Newcestown)
  11. Colin Walsh (Kanturk)
  12. Hugh Murphy (Éire Óg)
  13. Ryan O’Donovan (Barryroe)
  14. Conor Hanlon (Buttevant)
  15. Darragh O’Mahony (Ballincollig)
  16. Ronan Cashman (Kanturk)
  17. Adam Walsh-Murphy (Valley Rovers)
  18. Mikey Browne (Newmarket)
  19. Paddy O’Driscoll (Gabriel Rangers)
  20. Tadhg O’Donoghue (Carrig na bhFear)
  21. Peadar O’Rourke (Carbery  Rangers)
  22. Conor Daly (Clonakilty)
  23. Eoin Walsh (Clyda Rovers)
  24. Fintan Fenner (Castletownbere)

Extended Panel Members; Conor Dodd (Canovee), Danny Linehan (Castlemagner), Robbie Minihane (Castlehaven), Darragh Murray (Glanmire), Liam O’Connell (Ballincollig), Hugh O’Connor (Newmarket), Michael O’Neill (Buttevant), Joe O’Shea (Urhan), Ciarán O’Sullivan (Kilshannig), Ben Twomey (Fermoy), Fergal Walsh (Argideen Rangers), Sean Walsh (Argideen Rangers)

The Cork Senior Hurling team to play Limerick has been announced

  1. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
  2. Niall O’Leary (Castlelyons)
  3. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarr’s)
  4. Sean O’Donoghue (Inniscarra)
  5. Tim O’Mahony (Newtownshandrum)
  6. Mark Coleman (Blarney) Captain
  7. Ciarán Joyce (Castlemartyr)
  8. Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville)
  9. Ger Millerick (Fr O’Neills)
  10. Robbie O’Flynn (Erins Own)
  11. Shane Barrett (Blarney)
  12. Seamus Harnedy (St Itas)
  13. Shane Kingston (Douglas)
  14. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)
  15. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
  16. Ger Collins (Ballinhassig)
  17. Sean O’Leary Hayes (Midleton)
  18. Robert Downey (Glen Rovers)
  19. Eoin Roche (Bride Rovers)
  20. Luke Meade (Newcestown)
  21. Tommy O’Connell (Midleton)
  22. Conor Cahalane (St Finbarr’s)
  23. Jack O’Connor (Sarsfields)
  24. Mark Keane (Ballygiblin)
  25. Alan Connolly (Blackrock)
  26. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)

Cork pull clear of Clare in closing stages of U20 clash

Report by Denis Hurley of the Echo Newspaper

Cork 1-19

Clare 1-17

Cork scored the last four points to come out on top in their Munster U20HC opener against Clare at O’Garney Park in Sixmilebridge on Tuesday night.

Having conceded the game’s first five points, the Rebels trailed by 0-9 to 0-5 at half-time but, while they hit the front for the first time after Diarmuid Healy’s 44th-minute goal, Clare replied through Shane Meehan and they led by 1-17 to 1-13 after Keith Smyth’s free in the 59th minute.

However, when the need was greatest, Cork – with five of last year’s All-Ireland-winning team starting along with Healy and Kevin Lyons from the successful minor team – responded. Ethan Lyons cut the gap with a huge point before Daniel Hogan was fouled for a free that Eoin O’Leary converted.

Hogan’s pass then set up sub Colin Walsh to put Cork ahead again in the 62nd minute and O’Leary made sure of things with another free after Jack Leahy’s progress was illegally halted.

It means that Clare are out and Cork are guaranteed a semi-final spot, with first place in the group up for grabs when Limerick come to Páirc Uí Rinn next Wednesday. The win seemed unlikely for long periods, though, even allowing for Clare’s first-half profligacy from play and dead balls.

Ben Cunningham was Cork’s only first-half scorer, four frees and a 65, while Conner Hegarty and Diarmuid Cahill impressed for the home side. The four-point interval deficit could have been worse but Cork set about eroding it on the resumption, with Brian Keating’s point making it 0-10 to 0-8 on 34 – a goal might have accrued after Jack Cahalane’s lovely pass – and then then the influential Brian O’Sullivan landed a sideline cut.

Clare responded and only a good Brian Saunderson save denied Meehan a goal on 38. Keith Smyth made it 0-12 to 0-10 but Cunningham replied and then Hogan’s run was the catalyst for Healy’s goal, a lovely doubled effort.

Cahalane put Cork two in front but a superb individual point from Clare’s Oisín O’Donnell was followed by Meehan’s goal after he had won the break from a puckout in midfield and charged at the Cork defence.

As time ticked down, Clare kept Cork at bay but a pair of brilliant O’Sullivan frees meant the deficit remained manageable and Cork’s strong finish saw them take the points.

Scorers for Cork: B Cunningham 0-8 (0-7f, 0-1 65), E O’Leary (0-3f), B O’Sullivan (0-1 sideline) 0-3 each, D Healy 1-0, B Keating 0-2, E Twomey, J Cahalane, C Walsh 0-1 each.

Clare: K Smyth 0-6 (0-5f), S Punch 0-4f, S Meehan 1-1, P Crotty 0-3, C Hegarty, D Cahill, O O’Donnell 0-1 each.

CORK: B Saunderson (Midleton); C Smyth (Midleton), K Lyons (Ballygarvan), L Horgan (Glen Rovers); E Downey (Glen Rovers), E Twomey (St Finbarr’s), C McCarthy (Sarsfields); M Mullins (Whitechurch), B O’Sullivan (Kanturk); D Healy (Lisgoold), B Keating (Ballincollig), D McSweeney (Blarney); J Cahalane (St Finbarr’s), B Cunningham (St Finbarr’s), D Hogan (Sarsfields).

Subs: C Walsh (Kanturk) for McSweeney (half-time), E O’Leary (Glen Rovers) for Cunningham (48), J Leahy (Dungourney) for Healy, D O’Sullivan (Ballinhassig) for McCarthy (both 58), M Howell (Douglas) for Downey (60).

CLARE: C Broderick; I McNamara, D Mullins, A Hogan; J Conneally, C Galvin, O Clune; C O’Meara, C Hegarty; C Murphy, P Crotty, S Punch; J Kirwan, S Meehan, D Cahill.

Subs: K Smyth for Punch (26, injured), O O’Donnell for Kirwan (36), K Hartigan for O’Meara (47), G Sheedy for Murphy (53), O Cahill for D Cahill (58).

Referee: C Doyle (Tipperary).

Cork Senior Football Management Update

Cork GAA has confirmed that Cork Senior Football manager Keith Ricken has stepped down from the role for the foreseeable future due to health reasons. Interim manager John Cleary will fill the role in his absence. We wish Keith a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the sideline.