Award for Blake Murphy

Cork U20 football Blake Murphy has been selected in EirGrid U20 Top 20 footballers.

2020 winners were announced on Friday with Cork having one player selected.

Blake played a major part in Cork’s All-Ireland U20 success in 2019. Scoring a goal in the all important come back against Dublin in the final.

Maguire nominated for All-Star

Cork football Captain Ian Maguire has been nominated for an All-Star award.

Players from 10 different counties are represented in the final list of football nominations that make up the PwC All-Stars announced today.

It is intended that the presentation of the PwC All-Star awards will take place late next month in a TV show that will be in line with Covid-19 restrictions and will be confirmed in due course.

Cork Senior Football Appointment

Cork County Executive are pleased to announce the reappointment of Ronan McCarthy as Cork Senior football manager for a further two-year term.
His selectors will be as follows: Cian O’Neill (CIT), Sean Hayes (Nemo Rangers), John Hayes (Carbery Rangers) and Bobbie O’Dwyer (Macroom).
The committee wish to extend our sincere thanks to outgoing selector Gary O’Halloran (Ballinora) who departs for family reasons.
Commenting on the appointment, Chairperson of Cork County Committee Marc Sheehan, thanked all involved, stating, “As we all hope for a return to the top table of Senior Inter-county football in the near future, on behalf of the board I wish to again recognise the incredible contribution of all involved, in particular Ronan, ahead of what we hope will be a productive two years.

Cork Senior Football Team announced.

The Cork Senior Football Team to play Tipperary on Sunday has been announced.

  1. Micheál Martin (Nemo Rangers)
  2. Kevin O’ Donovan (Nemo Rangers)
  3. Maurice Shanley (Clonakilty)
  4. Paul Ring (Aghabullogue)
  5. Tadhg Corkery (Cill na Martra)
  6. Sean Meehan (Kiskeam)
  7. Mattie Taylor (Mallow)
  8. Ian MaGuire (St Finbarrs) –Captain
  9. Killian O’ Hanlon (Kilshannig)
  10. John O’ Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
  11. Colm O’ Callaghan (Eire Óg)
  12. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)
  13. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
  14. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)
  15. Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers)
  16. Anthony Casey (Kiskeam)
  17. Sam Ryan (St Finbarrs)
  18. Aidan Browne (Newmarket)
  19. Sean White (Clonakilty)
  20. Paul Walsh (Kanturk)
  21. Mark Keane (Mitchelstown)
  22. Kevin O’ Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
  23. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
  24. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)
  25. Damien Gore (Kilmacabea)
  26. Cathail O’ Mahony (Mitchelstown)

Cork County Championship Formats 2021

Please find attached, a document outlining Cork County Championship formats for 2021, notwithstanding the current uncertainty surrounding next year’s calendar.
It has been approved by both County CCC and County Executive and will be outlined at next Tuesday night’s County Committee meeting.
It is still planned to complete the 2020 championships in early 2021, as outlined previously.

Rebels Roar – Support Our Footballers

Although we can’t be there to cheer the players on physically – we plan on doing so virtually and we need YOU!

We are asking all Cork schools to WEAR RED this coming Friday in support of the Cork Senior Footballers – who are set to play Tipperary on Sunday in the Munster Senior Football Final.

It couldn’t be easier all we need you to do is;

1. Wear red this Friday.

2. Send in a video/picture of select class group/s showcasing your loudest Rebel Roar. Examples include ‘Up The Rebels’.

3. Forward all videos and pictures to pro.cork@gaa.ie

*The group with the loudest roar will receive a special message from team captain Ian Maguire

Munster Football Final 2020

Munster Football Final 2020

Cork will play Tipperary in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday November 22nd at 1:30pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

This is in line with the existing home and away agreement between the counties whereby the last meeting took place in the 2018 Munster Semi-Final at Semple Stadium Thurles.

 

Cork stun Kerry

Munster SFC Semi-Final

CORK 1-12 KERRY 0-13 AET

By Denis Hurley at Pairc Ui Chaoimh report via www.gaa.ie

Mark Keane was the hero for Cork as his late goal gave the Rebels a first Championship victory over Kerry since 2012 on Sunday.

Deep into injury time in extra time at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, the Kingdom looked to have done enough to progress to the Munster SFC final as they led by 0-13 to 0-12, but Cork sought to engineer one last chance. After Seán Meehan linked with Damien Gore, he laid off to Luke Connolly, who sent in an equaliser attempt from the left, but it lacked the direction needed.

However, the ball fell to Keane – who plays Australian rules for Collingwood – and he slotted home to spark wild celebrations. It was shades of 1983 and Tadhg Murphy’s late winning goal to end eight years of Kingdom reign in Munster, and it means that Cork will face Tipperary in the Munster final in a fortnight.

Having scored the final two points in normal time to send the game to extra time, Cork’s race looked run as points from captain David Clifford and Killian Spillane (two) ensuring they stayed on top in the additional 20 minutes, while another sub, Tommy Walsh, made his presence felt by winning two kickouts. In such a tight game, though, there was always the possibility of a late twist and so it proved.

Kerry enjoyed the better start, with Clifford putting them ahead in the fourth minute from Seán O’Shea’s pass after Cork sloppily gave possession away from a sideline ball.

However, chances to extend the lead were wasted as O’Shea miscued a free and then sent a 45 wide. While Cork were sitting back, they were doing enough to contain Kerry and they levelled when Mark Collins found Brian Hurley, who claimed a mark and slotted over.

Kerry almost replied with a goal as O’Shea’s pass allowed Brian Ó Beaglaioch to run at the Cork defence and though his shot was saved by Micheál Aodh Martin, Ronan Buckley was on hand to put the loose ball over the bar.

 

 

When Cork did have possession, often they were forced backwards as they sought to hold the ball first and foremost. On the occasions that they could break the line, they showed signs of danger, as when Killian O’Hanlon found John O’Rourke and he in turn set up Mark Collins for a leveller on 19 minutes.

Again, Kerry responded well as Paul Murphy – impressive on breaks from kickouts – set up Clifford for his second but Cork tied at 0-3 each through Seán Powter after another good move.

The visitors had the lead for the fourth time through Dara Moynihan, set up by Peter Crowley, in the 24th minute, and there was a two-point lead for the first time when Clifford sent over the free that resulted for a foul on Tony Brosnan.

Cork didn’t panic though and began to get a foothold in the middle as they pressurised the Kerry kickout. That led to them finishing the half with three unanswered points as Collins (free) and Killian O’Hanlon (45) had the game level before captain Ian Maguire combined with wing-back Kevin O’Donovan, who ensured that they led for the first time in the game.

While Tony Brosnan had Kerry level in the first minute of the second half, O’Hanlon landed a free to make it 0-7 to 0-6 for the Rebels as the rain began to bucket down.

They struggled to engineer chances to further the lead in the wake of that, but Kerry couldn’t draw level. Clifford had a shot which came back off the post and Mattie Taylor did well to stop Brosnan getting to the loose ball, while Clifford shot wide from a very scoreable free in the 50th minute.

Two minutes later, Kerry lost Ronan Buckley to a black card after a heavy-duty foul on Ian Maguire, but Cork were unable to take full advantage of their numerical superiority and Kerry sub Killian Spillane levelled with a good fisted point before Mark Collins put Cork back in front with a free.

Back up to the full complement, Kerry improved as the conditions did and, having been held scoreless up to then, Seán O’Shea landed a free to make it 0-8 each before linking with Jack Sherwood to put Kerry back in front. When Spillane got his second, Kerry were two in front and victory was in sight but Cork sub Luke Connolly ensured there was just a point in it as the game moved into injury time.

With Kerry down to 14 again after a black card for David Moran, Cork had the ball but there was a reluctance for anybody to take a shot. They remained patient though and when Powter was fouled, Collins sent over his fourth point to send the game to extra time.

It looked like Kerry had done enough, but Keane had other ideas.

Scorers for Cork: Mark Collins 0-4 (3fs), Mark Keane 1-0, Luke Connolly 0-3 (2fs), Killian O’Hanlon 0-2 (1f, 145), Seán Powter, Kevin O’Donovan, Brian Hurley (m) 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kerry: David Clifford (1f), Killian Spillane 0-4 each, Seán O’Shea 0-2 (1f), Tony Brosnan, Ronan Buckley, Dara Moynihan 0-1 each.

CORK: Micheál Aodh Martin; Kevin O’Donovan, Maurice Shanley, Kevin Flahive; Seán Meehan, Seán Powter, Mattie Taylor; Ian Maguire, Paul Walsh; John O’Rourke, Killian O’Hanlon, Ruairí Deane; Mark Collins, Colm O’Callahan, Brian Hurley.

Subs: Mark Keane for O’Callaghan (44), Luke Connolly for O’Rourke (45), Michael Hurley for Walsh (54), Paul Kerrigan for Brian Hurley (62), Seán White for O’Donovan (69), Paul Ring for Flahive (start of extra time), Tadhg Corkery for Powter (75), Kevin O’Driscoll for Maguire (77, injured), Damien Gore for O’Hanlon (half-time in extra time).

KERRY: Shane Ryan; Jason Foley, Tadhg Morley, Tom O’Sullivan; Paul Murphy, Peter Crowley, Gavin White; David Moran, Diarmuid O’Connor; Brian Ó Beaglaioch, Seán O’Shea, Ronan Buckley; Tony Brosnan, David Clifford, Dara Moynihan.

Subs: Stephen O’Brien for Moynihan (47), Killian Spillane for Brosnan (50), Jack Barry for Ó Beaglaioch (55), Jack Sherwood for Buckley (63), Gavin Crowley for White (start of extra time), Ó Beaglaioch for O’Sullivan (half-time in extra time), Tommy Walsh for Foley (85), Paudie Clifford for O’Connor (89).

Referee: Derek O’Mahoney (Tipperary).

Munster SFC- Cork VS Kerry – Semi-Final

Munster SFC 2020

Cork will play Kerry in the Munster Senior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 8th at 4pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Derek O’Mahoney (Tipperary) will referee the game.

Cork team to play

The Cork Senior Football Team to play Kerry on Sunday has been on announced Thursday night.

  1. Micheál Martin (Nemo Rangers)
  2. Sean Powter (Douglas)
  3. Maurice Shanley (Clonakilty)
  4. Kevin Flahive (Douglas)
  5. Kevin O’ Donovan (Nemo Rangers)
  6. Sean Meehan (Kiskeam)
  7. Mattie Taylor (Mallow)
  8. Ian MaGuire (St Finbarrs) –Captain
  9. Killian O’ Hanlon (Kilshannig)
  10. John O’ Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
  11. Colm O’ Callaghan (Eire Óg)
  12. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)
  13. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
  14. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)
  15. Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers)
  16. Anthony Casey (Kiskeam)
  17. Sam Ryan (St Finbarrs)
  18. Paul Ring (Aghabullogue)
  19. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)
  20. Tadhg Corkery (Cill na Martra)
  21. Paul Walsh (Kanturk)
  22. Kevin O’ Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
  23. Sean White (Clonakilty)
  24. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
  25. Mark Keane (Mitchelstown)
  26. Damien Gore (Kilmacabea)

Management Details

Ronan McCarthy (Douglas) is Cork Senior football manager for 2020, this is his third year as Cork manager.

His selectors are Sean Hayes (Nemo Rangers) and Gary O’Halloran (Ballinora), Cian O’Neill is coach of the team.

Match Coverage

Under government guidelines, this game will be played behind closed doors.

The game will be broadcasted live on RTE. There will have live radio coverage on C103fm and with updates on Cork’s 96FM, Red FM and Radio na Gaeltachta.

Cork GAA will have updates on our website, Twitter page and Instagram page.

The game will also be broadcast on GAAGO outside of Ireland

Championship Draw

(you might need to turn your mobile device to landscape view to view the table below)

2020 Munster GAA Football Championship
Round Date Venue Referee Report
QF 1 Limerick 2-14 Waterford 0-9 31/10 Fraher Field Dungarvan Brendan Cawley (Kildare) Click Here
QF 2 Tipperary 2-11 Clare 1-11 1/11 Semple Stadium Thurles Conor Lane (Cork) Click Here
SF 3 Cork Kerry 8/11 Páirc Uí Chaoimh @ 4pm Derek O’Mahoney (Tipperary)
SF 4 Tipperary Limerick 7/11 LIT Gaelic Grounds @ 1:15pm Maurice Deegan (Laois)
Final 22/11 Semple Stadium Thurles, Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney, LIT Gaelic Grounds or Páirc Uí Chaoimh @ 1:30pm