Cork GAA announce Dairygold Co-Op Superstores as the title sponsor of the Cork County Hurling Championships

Launch of Co-Op Superstores Cork County Hurling Championships

Cork GAA have announced Dairygold Co-Op Superstores as the title sponsor of the Cork County Hurling Championships, which were launched at Co-Op Superstores in Midleton.

The Co-Op Superstores Cork County Hurling Championships will commence on Friday 31st July with a busy weekend of much-anticipated games. Clubs throughout the county are gearing up for the first round of games and the excitement is already in the air. The Championships will include three weekends of group games, with close to thirty games each weekend, followed by the knock-out stages which will culminate in the county finals in Páirc Uí Chaoimh later this autumn.

Co-Op Superstores is the retail division of Dairygold Co-Operative and has deep roots throughout Cork and local communities, just as our GAA clubs have.

Speaking at the launch Tracey Kennedy, Chairperson of Cork GAA, said, “This is a very exciting partnership, and particularly welcome this year as we launch our new county championship structure. The Co-Op Superstores brand has roots in almost every community across our county and is a particularly fitting sponsor for our County Hurling Championships. I look forward to a hugely exciting and attractive programme of games ahead and it is fantastic to have Co-op Superstores on board with us. My thanks to everyone involved in making this happen.”

Kevin O’Donovan, CEO/Secretary of Cork GAA commented “We are delighted to partner with Co-Op Superstores for the first time here in Cork and we thank them for their commitment to our games, particularly ahead of the opening round of our Hurling Championships.  We look forward to a welcome return to hurling following an uncertain and turbulent time for our communities.”

Commenting at the launch of the Co-Op Superstores Cork Hurling Championship, Head of Dairygold Agri Business, Liam O’Flaherty said “We are very pleased to officially launch the County Hurling Championship here in our Midleton Store.  Our Agri & Dairy business is deeply embedded in communities across Cork. Co-Op Superstores operates 18 stores across the County along with our online channel . Supporting the Hurling Championship is an opportunity to give something back to a sport that so many of our customers and shareholders are intricately involved in. Hurling is going from strength to strength and based on the experience of recent years we have so much to look forward to in this years Co-Op Superstores Championship”.

With the Co-Op Superstores Cork County Hurling Championship commencing on Friday,  we look forward to an exciting weekend of games.



Cork County Championship Programme



Cork County Championship Programme [updated 8th July]

Attached are fixtures which have been ratified for the first weekend of the Cork County Senior and Intermediate championships in both Football and Hurling, respectively.

Further details with regard to attendances as well as the management of venues / entry will follow as details emerge.
All clubs are reminded that the Cork GAA season ticket remains on sale at a price of €150, with a €100 discount for the following categories: Club secretaries, County Board presidents / vice-presidents, board officers, delegates and staff, Senior All Ireland medal holders, current Cork Senior players, Referees, Divisional officers, PPS officers and SNS officers. Please inform the relevant members in your own club that all further season tickets can be ordered via the email address as our offices at Páirc Uí Chaoimh remain closed.
Date Comp Round Fixture
Fri, July 24th @7.30pm PSFC A1 St. Finbarr’s v Ballincollig in Páirc Uí Rinn
Fri, July 24th @7.30pm PSFC C1 Nemo Rangers v Valley Rovers in Cloughduv
Fri, July 24th @7.30pm SAFC C1 Clyda Rovers v Bandon in Ballyanly
Fri, July 24th @7.30pm IAFC D1 Glanmire v Kilshannig in Blarney
Fri, July 24th @7.30pm IAFC D1 Aghabullogue v Kildorrery in Mallow
Sat, July 25th @3pm SAFC B1 Eire Óg v Bantry Blues in Ballingeary
Sat, July 25th @3pm SAFC B1 Kiskeam v Mallow in Kanturk
Sat, July 25th @3.30pm PSFC A1 Clonakilty v Carrigaline in Bandon
Sat, July 25th @3.30pm SAFC A1 O’Donovan Rossa v St. Nick’s in Brinny
Sat, July 25th @5pm PIFC A1 Castletownbere v Aghada in Kilmurry
Sat, July 25th @5pm PIFC A1 Newmarket v Na Piarsaigh in Banteer
Sat, July 25th @5pm IAFC A1 Glenville v Ballinora in Grenagh
Sat, July 25th @7pm PSFC B1 Newcestown v Ilen Rovers in Dunmanway
Sat, July 25th @7pm PSFC C1 Douglas v Bishopstown Páirc Uí Rinn
Sat, July 25th @7pm PIFC C1 Macroom v Kanturk in Cullen
Sat, July 25th @7pm IAFC C1 Mayfield v Adrigole in Inchigeela
Sat, July 25th @7.30pm SAFC A1 St. Michael’s v Ballingeary in Ovens
Sun, July 26th @2pm IAFC A1 Millstreet v St. Finbarr’s in Carrigadrohid
Sun, July 26th @2pm IAFC B1 Ballydesmond v Kinsale in Glantane
Sun, July 26th @2pm IAFC B1 Rockchapel v Dromtarriffe in Kiskeam
Sun, July 26th @2pm IAFC C1 Mitchelstown v Glanworth in Mallow
Sun, July 26th @2.30pm PSFC B1 Carbery Rangers v Castlehaven in Clonakilty
Sun, July 26th @3pm SAFC C1 Dohenys v Fermoy in Coachford
Sun, July 26th @4pm PIFC B1 St. Vincent’s v Knocknagree in Donoughmore
Sun, July 26th @4pm PIFC B1 Naomh Aban v Cill Na Martra in Macroom
Sun, July 26th @4pm PIFC C1 Nemo Rangers v Gabriel Rangers in Kilmichael
Fri, July 31st @7.30pm PSHC A1 Midleton v Sarsfields in Páirc Uí Rinn
Fri, July 31st @7.30pm SAHC C1 Fr. O’Neill’s v Kilworth in Ballynoe
Sat, Aug 1st @3.30pm LIHC A1 Ballygarvan v Russell Rovers in Riverstown
Sat, Aug 1st @3.30pm LIHC C1 Grenagh v Dripsey in Donoughmore
Sat, Aug 1st @3.30pm LIHC C1 Tracton v St. Catherine’s in Carrigtwohill
Sat, Aug 1st @5pm PSHC A1 Douglas v Ballyhea in Mallow
Sat, Aug 1st @5pm PSHC B1 Blackrock v Erins Own in Páirc Uí Rinn
Sat, Aug 1st @5pm SAHC B1 Bandon v Charleville in Mourneabbey
Sat, Aug 1st @5pm SAHC C1 Ballymartle v Bride Rovers in Ballincollig
Sat, Aug 1st @5pm PIHC A1 Courcey Rovers v Carrigaline in Kinsale
Sat, Aug 1st @5pm PIHC C1 Inniscarra v Blarney in Coachford
Sat, Aug 1st @5pm IAHC A1 Dungourney v Argideen Rangers in Ballinora
Sat, Aug 1st @7.30pm PSHC C1 Glen Rovers v St. Finbarr’s in Páirc Uí Chaoimh
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm SAHC A1 Kanturk v Cloyne in Killavullen
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm SAHC A1 Newcestown v Killeagh in Páirc Uí Rinn
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm SAHC B1 Mallow v Fermoy in Castletownroche
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm PIHC B1 Valley Rovers v Ballinhassig in Riverstick
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm PIHC B1 Watergrasshill v Ballincollig in Blarney
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm IAHC A1 Kildorrery v Mayfield in Castlelyons
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm LIHC A1 Kilbrittain v Barryroe in Timoleague
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm LIHC B1 Castlemartyr v St. Finbarr’s in Riverstown
Sun, Aug 2nd @3pm PSHC B1 Bishopstown v Newtownshandrum in Glantane
Sun, Aug 2nd @3pm PSHC C1 Na Piarsaigh v Carrigtwohill in Caherlag
Sun, Aug 2nd @4pm IAHC B1 Meelin v Douglas in Donoughmore
Sun, Aug 2nd @4pm IAHC C1 Glen Rovers v Midleton in Cobh
Sun, Aug 2nd @7pm PIHC A1 Aghada v Youghal in Killeagh
Sun, Aug 2nd @7pm PIHC C1 Castlelyons v Blackrock in Lisgoold
Sun, Aug 2nd @7pm IAHC B1 Eire Óg v Sarsfields in Ballygarvan
Sun, Aug 2nd @7pm IAHC C1 Cloughduv v Aghabullogue in Ballincollig
Sun, Aug 2nd @7pm LIHC B1 Ballymartle v Milford in Carrignavar

Tom O’Donoghue R.I.P

Cork GAA would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of All Ireland medal winner Tom O’Donoghue R.I.P (Sarsfields). Tom also won Railway Cup medals in 1968 and 1969 and also a National Hurling League medal in 1969. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Tom O’Donoghue was an old school defender who delivered for Sars and Cork

THE death has occurred of one of Cork’s toughest hurling full-backs.Tom O’Donoghue anchored the Rebel side that defeated Kilkenny in the 1966 All-Ireland, a huge shock at the time and considered one of the county’s sweetest ever victories. That team contained three McCarthys: Gerald, the captain, Justin and Charlie.

The Sars club man, who hurled for Mayfield in his youth, was a Cork minor in 1958 before making his senior debut in ’64.

He was hard as nails, in an era when every number three had to be, and his duels with Tipp’s Seán McLoughlin were legendary. O’Donoghue also won two Railway Cup medals with Munster, succeeding iconic figures Austin Flynn (Waterford) and Mick Maher (Tipp) in the full-back berth.

Sars’ Jim Murphy paid tribute to an “outstanding servant”.

“He gave great service to the club all the way through his career. He protected every goalkeeper he stood in front of, and when he played, that was very important and not easy to do. He was an outstanding servant to his club and county.”


Members of the Cork 1966 team at the function in Sars. Back: Fr Seanie Barry, Paddy Fitzgerald, Tony O’Connell, Peter Doolan, Denis Murphy, Charlie McCarthy, and Denis Hurley (selector); front: Justin McCarthy, Colm Sheehan, Gerald McCarthy, Ted O’Mahony, Fr Michael Waters and Tom O’Donoghue. Picture: Eddie O’Hare

All-Ireland medal winners pictured at Dunlops in 1970. Tom O’Donoghue, Johnny Clifford, Jimmy Brohan, Billy Campbell, Micka Brennan, Billy Murphy, Derry Hayes and Joe Twomey.

The Liam McCarthy Cup at Greenmount in 1966. Back: Gerald McCarthy who captained Cork in 1966, accompanied by Peter Doolan, Tom O’Donoghue, Tony Connolly and Charlie McCarthy. Pictured in back row are Liam McGrath, and brothers Justin, Walter, Conleth and Ailbe.

Sars’ All-Ireland winners Kieran Murphy, Tadhg Murphy, Tom O’Donoghue and Bertie Óg Murphy at the function to honour the Cork ’66 All-Ireland winning team. Picture: Eddie O’Hare

Cork hurlers lose to Galway

Allianz Hurling League Division One Group A

GALWAY 2-18 CORK 1-16

By Cian O’Connell at Pearse Stadium

Ultimately it turned into a satisfying win that was much more about character than class for Galway.

Shane O’Neill’s outfit fell behind in the 50th minute and with Cork backed by the elements in the second period the locals were under duress.

That, though, was when Galway started to answer the questions being posed by Cork with Gearoid McInerney and Shane Cooney two defiant figures for the maroon and white county.

Robbie O’Flynn’s 52nd minute dismissal for a foul on Fintan Burke scarcely aided Cork’s cause and Galway exploited the numerical superiority with the issue delicately poised.

In the closing stages Galway outscored Cork by 1-5 to 0-2 with Brian Concannon’s delightful 55th minute goal proving to be the critical moment.

Despite playing into the teeth of a strong first half wind, Cork were content to only depart trailing by 1-10 to 0-10 at the interval.

That was chiefly due to the efficiency of Kieran Kingston’s charges, who registered 0-10 from 10 attempts.

Galway had plenty of opportunities initially, but the fact that only 1-10 was struck from 20 shots ensured Cork were in a decent position at the turnaround considering the elements.

With Patrick Horgan sharp from frees the teams were deadlocked at 0-4 each by the 17th minute before Galway enjoyed a productive burst.

Aidan Harte, Conor Cooney (free), and Adrian Tuohey nailed points prior to Jason Flynn’s sweet 23rd minute major.

Cathal Mannion, Cooney, and Brian Concannon were all involved in the build up with Flynn eventually rattling the Cork net.

Cork, though, stayed composed reeling off six of the last nine points before the break with Conor Lehane and Bill Cooper landing splendid efforts.

When the action recommenced Cork continued to narrow the deficit and hit the front in the 50th minute as O’Mahony netted.

O’Flynn’s red card followed shortly after and Galway subsequently pounced for a goal with Conor Cooney’s inviting delivery gathered by Concannon, who mined a goal.

From then until the finish Cork could only muster a couple of Horgan frees, while Galway finished smartly.

Substitute Evan Niland rifled over two frees and the returning David Burke sealed the deal with a trademark injury time point which was saluted by a throaty western roar. Galway gleaned the spoils.

Scorers for Galway: Brian Concannon 1-2, Cathal Mannion 0-5 (4fs), Jason Flynn 1-1, Conor Cooney 0-3 (2fs), Niall Burke and Evan Niland (2fs) 0-2 each, Aidan Harte, Adrian Tuohey, and Aidan Harte 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-9 (9fs), Tim O’Mahony 1-1 (1 sideline), Shane Kingston 0-2, Aidan Walsh, Conor Lehane, Darragh Fitzgibbon, and Bill Cooper 0-1 each.

GALWAY: Eanna Murphy; Darren Morrissey, Gearoid McInerney, Seán Loftus; Pádraic Mannion, Shane Cooney, Fintan Burke; Aidan Harte, Cathal Mannion; Jason Flynn, Niall Burke, Adrian Tuohey; Brian Concannon, Conor Whelan, Conor Cooney.

Subs: David Burke for N Burke (39), Seán Linnane for P Mannion (51), Evan Niland for F Burke (57), TJ Brennan for Harte (60), Conor Walsh for Concannon (69).

CORK: Anthony Nash; Niall O’Leary, Eoin Cadogan, Colm Spillane; Bill Cooper, Tim O’Mahony, Sean O’Leary-Hayes; Mark Coleman, Darragh Fitzgibbon; Robbie O’Flynn, Seamus Harnedy, Aidan Walsh; Conor Lehane, Shane Kingston, Patrick Horgan.

Subs: Conor Cahalane for Walsh (HT), Jack O’Connor for Lehane (70+1).

REFEREE: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary).

Cork hurlers travel to Galway

Cork will play Galway in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 on Sunday March 1st at 2pm in Pearse Stadium Galway.

Cork’s sit in mid-table after four league games. Cork beat Tipperary and Westmeath but lost to Waterford and Limerick.

Cork Team to play Galway was announced on Friday, check it here

Game information
Competition Allianz Hurling League
Round 5th round
Teams Cork and Galway
Venue Pearse Stadium
Time 2pm
Date 1st March 2020
Referee Fergal Horgan

Ticket Information

Tickets for the game are available at your local Super Valu and Centra store.

    • Pre-Purchase Pricing: €15.00
    • Match Day Pricing: €20.00
    • Juveniles(U-16’s): Free
    • Concessions for OAP/Students (with ID) €15


Travel information

Please see below information from Galway GAA

Notice for Game in Pearse Stadium 1st March 2020

Cork Hurling Team to play Galway


The Cork Hurling Team to play Galway in the National Hurling League has been announced.

1. Anthony Nash Kanturk

2. Niall O’ Leary Castlelyons

3. Eoin Cadogan Douglas

4. Colm Spillane Castlelyons

5. Bill Cooper Youghal

6. Robert Downey Glen Rovers

7. Sean O’ Leary-Hayes Midleton

8. Mark Coleman Blarney

9. Darragh Fitzgibbon Charleville

10. Robbie O’ Flynn Erins Own

11. Seamus Harnedy St. Itas

12. Aidan Walsh Kanturk

13. Conor Lehane Midleton

14. Shane Kingston Douglas

15. Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers

16. Patrick Collins Ballinhassig

17. Chris O’ Leary Valley Rovers

18. Christopher Joyce Na Piarsaigh

19. Tim O’ Mahony Newtownshandrum

20. Luke Meade Newcestown

21. Conor Cahalane St. Finbarrs

22. Michael Cahalane Bandon

23. Declan Dalton Fr. O’ Neills

24. Michael O’ Halloran Blackrock

25. Jack O’ Connor Sarsfields

26. Shane O’ Regan Watergrasshill

Cork referee committee host New Referees Courses


A series of upcoming courses are giving people with an interest in hurling and football an opportunity to try their hand at refereeing.

Under the guidance of Inter-county referee Colm Lyons, two New Referees Courses are being held in the February and March. These courses are designed to introduce prospective referees to the basics of refereeing.

The course in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Thursday night was at full capacity and was facilitated by Munster Referee tutors Kevin Walsh and Muiris O’Sullivan.

In total there were 22 attendees on the opening night who will now begin their adventure into refereeing.

Their is currently a number of places left in the Dunmanway venue, (Click here for more information) which will begin shortly.

Referee Training Course.

The Basic Level 1 Referee Foundation Course will be held in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Thursday 27th February, Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th of March from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

If you are based in Carbery or Béara Divsions the course will take place on Thursday 19th March, Tuesday 24th March and Thursday 26th March in Dunmanway from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Applicants must be 17 years of age or older to take part in this course. The link to the application is

​Queries can be emailed to ( Colm Lyons, Cork County Referees Recruitment Officer)

Cork lose to Limerick

Allianz Hurling League Division One Group A


By Denis Hurley at Pairc Ui Chaoimh via

Limerick secured their spot in the knockout stages of Division 1 of the Allianz Hurling League as they finished strongly to see off Cork at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday afternoon.

Leading by 0-17 to 0-11 at half-time, the Shannonsiders were met by a strong Cork comeback in the second half and Patrick Horgan’s 66th-minute point – his 17th of the game – made it 2-21 to 0-26 for the Rebels.

However, they wouldn’t score again and points from Kyle Hayes, Diarmaid Byrnes and a 13th from Aaron Gillane gave them the victory, their third in three outings this year.

John Kiely’s side probably deserved the win on balance, but Cork can at least take comfort from their second-period response, as goals from Shane Kingston and Aidan Walsh brought them back into it. While they have two wins from four, they have the consolation of having outgoaled their opponents in each outing so far.

A point from Cian Lynch inside 25 seconds had Limerick off to a fine start and Aaron Gillane’s free doubled that lead. While Cork levelled through a pair of Patrick Horgan frees, they never led at any stage in the opening half.

After William O’Donoghue set up Séamus Flanagan for a fine Limerick point and Gillane made it 0-4 to 0-2, Cork did respond again thanks to Shane Kingston and a close-range Horgan free, but Limerick were to have eight of the next ten scores.

Lynch, Flanagan, Gillane and O’Donoghue were all on target for the Shannonsiders to make it 0-8 to 0-4, with Diarmaid Byrnes and Gearóid Hegarty impressing. Horgan sent over another, followed by his fifth point in the 15th minute, but they struggled to find scores from alternative sources.

Limerick continued to display excellent accuracy with Darragh O’Donovan, Paddy O’Loughlin and David Dempsey bringing their tally of scorers to seven, and the scoreline 0-11 to 0-6, before they registered a wide.

Even after that first errant effort, O’Donovan put five between the teams and, while Cork’s Declan Dalton put over a sideline cut, Kyle Hayes almost set up Flanagan for an easy goal chance, with Tim O’Mahony making a vital interception in the Cork goalmouth.

Horgan and Dalton kept Cork in touch, but between the 28th and 34th minutes four Gillane frees opened up an eight-point advantage for the visitors.

That was reduced slightly by half-time, two more Horgan frees for Cork, and he had another on the resumption to leave five in it, 0-17 to 0-12.

While Darragh O’Donovan replied with his third, Cork harnessed some momentum and were back to within four when Bill Cooper’s pass allowed Shane Kingston to cut through the Limerick cover and fire home in the 45th minute.

Gearóid Hegarty gave Limerick breathing space again but Cork were level thanks to two Horgan points. They went ahead for the first time on 53, sub Walsh reacting well to send a shot to the net after a Horgan free broke.

Gillane’s 10th and 11th points brought Limerick to a point, Horgan’s 15th pushed Cork ahead again, but Hayes and sub Tom Morrissey levelled it, 2-19 to 0-25, with nine minutes left. Horgan put Cork ahead again and did the same when Gillane got his 12th, but the Treatymen drove on from there.

Scorers for Limerick: Aaron Gillane 0-13 (11fs), Darragh O’Donovan 0-3, Kyle Hayes, Paddy O’Loughlin, Séamus Flanagan, Cian Lynch 0-2 each, Gearóid Hegarty, William O’Donoghue, David Dempsey, Tom Morrissey, Diarmaid Byrnes (65) 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-17 (15fs, 1 65), Shane Kingston 1-1, Aidan Walsh 1-0, Declan Dalton (1 sideline) 0-2, Bill Cooper 0-1.

LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid; Seán Finn, Mike Casey, Aaron Costello; Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Paddy O’Loughlin; Cian Lynch, William O’Donoghue; Kyle Hayes, Gearóid Hegarty, Darragh O’Donovan; David Dempsey, Aaron Gillane, Séamus Flanagan.

Subs: Tom Morrissey for Hegarty, Graeme Mulcahy for Dempsey (both 56), David Reidy for Lynch (60), Barry Nash for O’Loughlin (64), Darren O’Connell for Flanagan (67).

CORK: Patrick Collins; Eoin Cadogan, Colm Spillane, Seán O’Leary Hayes; Mark Coleman, Robert Downey, Tim O’Mahony; Bill Cooper, Darragh Fitzgibbon; Robbie O’Flynn, Séamus Harnedy, Luke Meade; Declan Dalton, Patrick Horgan, Shane Kingston.

Subs: Aidan Walsh for Meade (half-time), Conor Lehane for Dalton (57), Christopher Joyce for O’Mahony (66), Conor Cahalane for O’Flynn (70).

REFEREE: Seán Cleere (Kilkenny).

Cork hurlers to host Limerick

Cork will play Limerick in Round 4 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A on Sunday February 23rd at 2pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Cork’s sit in mid-table after three league games. Cork beat Tipperary and Westmeath but lost to Waterford.

Cork Team to play Limerick has been announced here.

Cork Minor Hurlers will play a challenge game against Wexford at 12pm before the senior game.

The Cork Hurlers will wear a special commemorative jersey details of which can be found here

Game information
Competition Allianz Hurling League
Round 4th round
Teams Cork and Limerick
Venue Páirc Uí Chaoimh
Time 2pm
Date February 23rd 2020
Referee Sean Cleere

Ticket Information

Tickets for the game are available at your local Super Valu and Centra store.

    • Pre-Purchase Pricing: €15.00
    • Match Day Pricing: €20.00
    • Juveniles(U-16’s): Free
    • Concessions for OAP/Students (with ID) €15