2022 Bon Secours Cork Senior A Football Championship Final Knocknagree v St Michaels

The Bon Secours Cork Senior A Football Championship Final takes place this Sunday 30th October at 2:00pm at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh.


Knocknagree came through Group C with one win from three, sealing their place in the Quarter Finals with a victory over Fermoy in the final round of games. The finalists also met in the group stage, with St Michaels coming out on top on that occasion by 3 points. Beal Áthan Ghaorthaidh, who topped Group B with 5 points, met with Knocknagree in the Quarter Finals. This match was a struggle from start to finish, but it was the Duhallow side that prevailed thanks to a productive opening half scoring 1-9 to 0-7 with the goal proving crucial at the final whistle. Clyda Rovers qualified for the Semi Finals and awaited Knocknagree. This was another tight affair, with the experience and class of Eoghan McSweeney being the difference with two late scores at the end of the game to win it for Knocknagree. John Fintan Daly’s side have been on a remarkable run, winning the Junior, Intermediate and Premier Intermediate grades in 2017, 2019 and 2020 respectively. They’ll be aiming to keep the momentum going and make it to the Premier Senior grade for the first time in their history in 2023.


St Michaels breezed through Group C with three wins from three following some impressive performances over Knocknagree, Bishopstown and Fermoy. This booked their place in the Semi Finals to await the eventual Quarter Final winners O’Donovan Rossa. It was another fantastic performance from the Mahon side in the Semi Final, having led the game from start to finish. Two goals from Robbie Cotter and sub Eoin O’Donovan sealed St Michael’s place in the Cork Senior A Football Final, although the bulk of the work had been done as with a superb performance from Michaels. St Michaels also made it to the final of the Premier IFC when it was the second tier in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 and they were last years beaten finalists of the Senior A grade. They will be hoping to finally win the Senior A Championship and make it back to the top grade in 2023 since being relegated in 2006.


The Referee for the game will be James Regan (Lough Rovers).


Tickets for the Bon Secours SAFC Final Knocknagree v St Michaels are available here https://www.universe.com/events/634d68c5a2fbd5002ec96524