The Cork Senior Hurling team to play Westmeath in Div 1 Round 3 of the Allianz Hurling League has been announced

The Cork Senior Hurling team to play Westmeath in Division 1 Group A Round 3 of the Allianz Hurling League has been announced

  1. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
  2. Sean O’Leary Hayes (Midleton)
  3. Niall O’Leary (Castlelyons) Captain
  4. Eoin Roche (Bride Rovers)
  5. Cormac O’Brien (Newtownshandrum)
  6. Ger Millerick (Fr O’Neills)
  7. Daire O’Leary (Watergrasshill)
  8. Sam Quirke (Midleton)
  9. Ethan Twomey (St Finbarr’s)
  10. Ben Cunningham (St Finbarr’s)
  11. Luke Meade (Newcestown)
  12. Conor Cahalane (St Finbarr’s)
  13. Shane Kingston (Douglas)
  14. Brian Hayes (St Finbarrs)
  15. Shane Barrett (Blarney)
  16. Gavin Connolly (Blackrock)
  17. Eoin Downey (Glen Rovers)
  18. Cathal Cormack (Blackrock)
  19. Tommy O’Connell (Midleton)
  20. Daire Connery (Na Piarsaigh)
  21. Brian Roche (Bride Rovers)
  22. Darragh Flynn (Ballygiblin)
  23. Declan Dalton (Fr O’Neills)
  24. Colin Walsh (Kanturk)
  25. Padraig Power (Blarney)
  26. Cormac Beausang (Midleton)

Cork GAA And Cork ARC Cancer Support House announce fundraising partnership.

Cork GAA and Cork ARC Cancer Support House announce fundraising partnership

Cork GAA and Cork ARC Cancer Support House have announced a fundraising event at this Sunday’s Allianz National Football and Hurling League Games in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, in association with Sports Direct.

This once-off fundraising event will take place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday 26th February, during the Allianz National League Double Header match line-up of Cork v Westmeath (hurling) and Cork v Limerick (football).

Hosted on the Premium Level of Páirc Uí Chaoimh, fundraising ticket-holders will enjoy premium level assigned seating for both matches, lunch and a complimentary drink.

With the support of Sports Direct, players will be wearing a special one-off jersey that hosts the Cork ARC Cancer Support House logo in pride of place, in the hopes of spreading the charity’s core message to GAA fans: “No matter what stage of the cancer journey you are on, our message is simple… you are not alone.”

The fundraiser has been organised by Cork GAA senior teams and managers, many of whom have direct experience of the support offered by Cork ARC Cancer Support House to cancer patients and their families.

Former Cork Minor Manager, who is now involved with the back room team and Cork Senior Football Liaison Officer, Brian Herlihy, shared his own experience with the charity at the announcement of the fundraising event:

“I was fortunate to walk into Cork ARC three years ago after I had completed eight months of treatment for cancer.

The Cork ARC team were instrumental in enabling my wife and I to navigate through the various challenges cancer and the treatment brought and assisted me in regaining a sense of purpose and hope in my life.

Unfortunately we are all aware of people who are experiencing significant health challenges at present, and hopefully this unique event may assist in improving awareness of the services provided by Cork ARC. The GAA Community consistently goes above and beyond in supporting such causes and I am privileged to be on both sides of this connection between Cork GAA and Cork ARC Cancer Support House.”



Commenting on the initiative, Cork GAA Chairperson, Marc Sheehan, said:

We are delighted to support Cork ARC Cancer Support House. It’s a proud day for Cork GAA as we have the chance to give back to a charity that has been such a great help to so many of our members, providing them with emotional, physical and psychological support during their cancer journey.”

Leonard Brassel, Managing Director,  Sports Direct Ireland, said of the unique jersey:

Sports Direct are delighted to support Cork GAA in their partnership with Cork ARC Cancer Support raising awareness for this fantastic charity. Cork ARC provides much needed services for the people of Cork and one we are honoured to back.”

Speaking at the unveiling of the jersey Sinéad O’Keeffe, Commercial Director of Cork GAA and Páirc Uí Chaoimh said:

“Cork GAA are delighted to partner with Cork ARC Cancer Support House and along with our official sponsors, Sports Direct, we hope to raise awareness of this wonderful Cork charity, Cork ARC Cancer Support House offers incredible support to so many people throughout Cork, at a time when they need it most. We look forward to seeing our teams on Sunday as they take to the field in support of Cork ARC”.


A special Ticket in aid of Cork ARC is now on sale and can be purchased at this link.

Corporate queries can be directed to Karen O’Sullivan, Development & Marketing Manager Cork ARC Cancer Support House, via email:

Dublin defeat Cork in the Allianz Football League Division 2 Round 3

Cork’s Matthew Taylor in possession v Dublin. (Pic: George Hatchell)

Allianz Football League Division Two

Dublin 0-18 Cork 2-10

By Stephen Barry at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Jack McCaffrey made a match-winning return after three years out of the Dublin jersey to hold off Cork in a Division 2 contest that ended with 14 men on either side.

It was by the skin of their teeth that Dublin escaped Páirc Uí Chaoimh with a first Leeside victory since 1990, however, after man-of-the-match Brian Hurley’s 78th-minute shot was tipped onto the post by David O’Hanlon.

Daniel O’Mahony had come close moments earlier, his effort bravely blocked by Tom Lahiff.

There was a jolt of excitement through the crowd with the pre-match announcement that McCaffrey was named on the bench in a change to the match programme.

The 2015 Footballer of the Year’s first touch for Dublin in three years was to assist a James McCarthy point to put Dublin two ahead on the hour.

His brilliant turn of pace hasn’t left him either as he showed in the 75th minute when beating two men to slot the insurance score.

Dublin had experienced eight consecutive losses in Cork over the last 33 years, although these two hadn’t met down south since 2015.

After a first half in which Cork showed more incision, Dublin still led at the break, 0-10 to 1-6.

Cork were patient in possession but showed an ability to vary their attack with kick passes to the inside outlets of Hurley and Chris Óg Jones. Hurley picked up four points, with Rory Maguire, Luke Fahy, and Seán Powter all locating him with balls kicked over the Dublin defence.

Cork’s three goal chances came via this route too, Colm O’Callaghan (twice) and Mattie Taylor kicking ball into the inside line.

From the first, Hurley set up Jones but David O’Hanlon held his ground, although he picked the ball off the turf to gift Steven Sherlock a tap-over free.

Eoghan McSweeney twice got free with storming off-the-ball runs at the heart of the Dublin defence. Powter couldn’t find him with the first but in the 22nd minute, Jones turned provider and the Knocknagree attacker side-footed to the roof of the net. Having been level four times, Cork jumped 1-4 to 0-4 ahead.

Then, Jones again was the creator for corner-back Maurice Shanley to palm to the net, although that goal was chalked off for a marginal square ball call.

Dublin kept their composure in attack. Their 10-point return came entirely from kick-outs worked upfield without letting Cork get pressure on the ball as the Rebels counted the cost of their seven first-half wides.

The closest they came to puncturing the Cork inside line was in the opening stages as Con O’Callaghan was fouled by Shanley when bursting into the box. Another marginal decision that the holding ended before entering penalty territory.

Nevertheless, Lee Gannon teed up Con O’Callaghan and Cormac Costello as Dublin reeled off the last three scores to edge ahead.

The game turned on the resumption. Midfielder Ian Maguire found himself isolated on Dean Rock and referee Séamus Mulhare deemed his jersey pull worthy of a second yellow card.

John Cleary sacrificed Sherlock as the Dubs picked Cork off with points from Rock (0-2), O’Callaghan, and Daire Newcombe, with his second score having started the day at corner-back on Sherlock.

It became 14-a-side in the 48th minute, Gannon receiving his second booking for a shoulder on Powter after the ball was gone. That gave Cork some inspiration, with Hurley tacking on the next two points to make it a one-score game, 0-14 to 1-8.

Only four minutes after Gannon’s red, the Rebels had levelled it. Taylor played a one-two with Deane down the flank and the Mallow flyer sent a rocket to the net.

McCaffrey’s introduction helped Dublin restore their lead, with Brian Fenton and McCarthy landing points.

Colm O’Callaghan had a goal-bound effort blocked by Cian Murphy, while Shanley denied Con O’Callaghan at the other end. Colm Basquel couldn’t keep his feet when through on goal entering seven minutes added time.

A Hurley wide and McCaffrey point left Cork needing a goal but they were held out by O’Hanlon’s fingertips.

Scorers for Dublin: Dean Rock 0-6 (4fs), Con O’Callaghan 0-4 (1m), Daire Newcombe 0-2; Cian Murphy, Brian Fenton, Ross McGarry, Cormac Costello, James McCarthy, Jack McCaffrey 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: Brian Hurley 0-8 (3fs, 1m), Eoghan McSweeney 1-1, Mattie Taylor 1-0; Steven Sherlock 0-1 (f).

Dublin: David O’Hanlon; Daire Newcombe, Cian Murphy, Michael Fitzsimons; John Small, Lee Gannon, Tom Lahiff; Brian Fenton, Peadar Ó Cofaigh Byrne; Niall Scully, Ciarán Kilkenny, Ross McGarry; Cormac Costello, Dean Rock, Con O’Callaghan.

Subs: James McCarthy for Ó Cofaigh Byrne (44), David Byrne for Scully (55), Colm Basquel for McGarry (55), Jack McCaffrey for Murphy (58), Lorcan O’Dell for Costello (69).

Cork: Mícheál Aodh Martin; Maurice Shanley, Daniel O’Mahony, Tommy Walsh; Luke Fahy, Rory Maguire, Mattie Taylor; Colm O’Callaghan, Ian Maguire; Eoghan McSweeney, Seán Powter, Brian O’Driscoll; Brian Hurley (capt), Chris Óg Jones, Steven Sherlock.

Subs: Ruairí Deane for Sherlock (43), Conor Corbett for Jones (55), John O’Rourke for McSweeney (61), Killian O’Hanlon for Powter (63), Fionn Herlihy for O’Driscoll (70+2).

Referee: Séamus Mulhare (Laois).