Cork U20’s are Munster Hurling Champions

 

Bord Gais Energy Munster Under 20 Hurling Championship Final

CORK 1-16 TIPPERARY 1-14

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

A late surge from Cork, which put them six points clear of Tipperary, was enough to secure the Bord Gáis Energy Munster Under 20 title at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, despite the visitors giving themselves hope with a goal at the death.

While Cork had led by 0-13 to 0-11 as the second-half water-break, points just before and just after the stoppage from Andrew Ormond tied matters for the first time since the opening half. It asked a question of Cork but they had the lead again thanks to a superb point from Shane Barrett, his fifth, and Daire Connery’s free from distance restored the two-point advantage.

In the 58th minute, they were five clear as a low ball across goal from sub Seán Twomey was picked up by another replacement, Brian O’Sullivan, and though his shot was saved by Aaron Browne, a third sub, Jack Cahalane, was on hand to fire the rebound to the net.

When Cahalane landed a free in injury time, it was 1-16 to 0-13, the biggest lead of the game up to that stage but Tipp, the defending Munster and All-Ireland champions, didn’t give up easily. After Ormond got his third point of the night, he struck for a goal in the 63rd minute following Eoin Davis’s stop to deny Keith Ryan, but no further chances presented themselves for Tipp.

Cork – beaten by Tipp in the last Under 21 final in 2018 and the first Under 20 decider in 2019 – are now in a third straight final, awaiting Leinster champions Dublin or Galway, with January 9/10 the scheduled date.

They were able to afford a slow start here, with Devon Ryan putting Tipp 0-2 to 0-0 ahead early on, but Cork soon found their rhythm and Darragh Flynn and Barrett had them level with a pair of well-worked points and Alan Connolly put them ahead with a pair of frees.

With Eoin Carey impressing in midfield, they moved 0-8 to 0-4 in front when Colin O’Brien got his second point in the 22nd minute but Tipp came back well, led by the long-distance free-taking of captain Eoghan Connolly.

It was 0-10 to 0-9 for Cork at half-time and they couldn’t shake free of Tipp in the third quarter – in fact, Tipp should probably have had a goal but Kevin Maher was penalised for over-carrying when he was through and Ormond was denied by a Davis save.

In the closing stages, Cork made their push and, ultimately, it was sufficient to ensure the win.

 

Scorers for Cork: Shane Barrett 0-5, Alan Connolly 0-4 (4fs), Jack Cahalane 1-1 (1f), Colin O’Brien 0-3, Brian Roche, Daire Connery, Darragh Flynn 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: Andrew Ormond 1-3, Devon Ryan 0-5 (3fs), Eoghan Connolly 0-4 (4fs), Kian O’Kelly, Conor Bowe 0-1 each.

CORK: Eoin Davis; Conor O’Callaghan, Eoin Roche, Aaron Walsh Barry; Daire Connery, Ciarán Joyce, Daire O’Leary; Tommy O’Connell, Eoin Carey; Brian Roche, Darragh Flynn, Brian Hayes; Colin O’Brien, Alan Connolly, Shane Barrett.

Subs: Shane O’Regan for Connolly (41), Jack Cahalane for Hayes (44), Seán Twomey for Flynn (45), Brian O’Sullivan for Carey (50), Pádraig Power for O’Brien (56).

TIPPERARY: Aaron Browne; Éanna McBride, Darragh Flannery, Johnny Ryan; Conor Whelan, Eoghan Connolly, Ray McCormack; Kevin Maher, Kevin McCarthy; James Devaney, Andrew Ormond, Kian O’Kelly; Gearóid O’Connor, Devon Ryan, Conor Bowe.

Subs: Seán Ryan for O’Kelly (48), Max Hackett for Devon Ryan (49), Keith Ryan for McCarthy (60).

REFEREE: Johnny Murphy (Limerick).

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.

Cork Senior Hurling Team announced.

The Cork Senior Hurling team to play Tipperary has been announced.

  1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)
  2. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
  3. Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)
  4. Sean O’ Donoghue (Inniscarra)
  5. Tim O’ Mahony (Newtownshandrum)
  6. Robert Downey (Glen Rovers)
  7. Mark Coleman (Blarney)
  8. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
  9. Luke Meade (Newcestown)
  10. Seamus Harnedy (St Itas)
  11. Shane Kingston (Douglas)
  12. Robbie O’ Flynn (Erins Own)
  13. Jack O’ Connor (Sarsfields)
  14. Declan Dalton (Fr O’ Neills)
  15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers) – Captain
  16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
  17. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers)
  18. Niall O’ Leary (Castlelyons
  19. Sean O’ Leary – Hayes (Midleton)
  20. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
  21. Billy Hennessy (St Finbarrs)
  22. Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville)
  23. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
  24. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
  25. Daire Connery (Na Pairsaigh)
  26. Conor Cahalane (St Finbarrs)

Draw for Round 2 on Monday

On Saturday, Cork hurlers beat Dublin in Round 1 of All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, Winning 1-25 to 0-22.

When is the draw?

The draw takes place on Monday, November 9 and will be live on Morning Ireland on RTE Radio One from 8:35am.

How does the draw work?

The four teams are in an open draw with no restrictions on which team they can meet in the next round.

When will the games take place?

The matches will be played next weekend, November 14/15.

What happens then?

The Leinster final and Munster final runners-up will go into the hat with the two winners of next weekend’s Round 2 qualifier games for the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

Cork hurlers over come Dublin in SHC Round 1

All-Ireland SHC Round 1 Qualifier

CORK 1-25 DUBLIN 0-22

By John Harrington at Semple Stadium – report via www.gaa.ie

A quicker-wristed and quicker-witted Cork proved much too good for Dublin in this All-Ireland SHC Round 1 Qualifier at Semple Stadium.

The Rebels’ hurling was a delight to watch at times as they moved the ball through the lines with surgical precision and finished with scalpel-sharpness too.

Kieran Kingston’s team mirrored Dublin’s sweeper system from the start, and simply worked it better.

It helps when you have a hurler as talented as Mark Coleman playing as the free man in your defence, and he quickly grew into one of the dominant personalities of the match.

Thanks to his positional sense he was able to sniff out danger in front of his full-back line with impressive consistency and got himself on a lot of ball.

He’s one of the sweetest strikers in the game too, and when he won possession he invariably found a team-mate with a well-weighted pass.

To by-pass a sweeper you need to be able to work the sliotar as far as the middle third from where you can angle in ball that will favour your inside forwards, but Dublin struggled to do this.

Cork’s forwards have been criticised in the past for a lack of work-rate off the ball, but they tackled hard and tracked diligently throughout this match which meant Dublin’s defenders were usually under pressure when picking their passes.

It must be said too that the movement in front of them didn’t offer enough options, in contrast to the fluid switching and running of Cork’s midfielders and half-forwards.

The Cork wing-forwards, Seamus Harnedy and Robert O’Flynn, proved especially elusive for an at times bewildered Dublin defence.

Their ability to pop up in pockets of space was consistently impressive, and when they got the ball they did the business with it, scoring five points from play each.

Shane Kingston was another Cork forward who combined great pace with clever movement and his four-point haul was another big contribution to this Cork victory.

Also at the heart of much of what they did well was the midfield combination of Bill Cooper and Luke Meade who worked tirelessly to carry the ball hard when that needed to be done, and picked out accurate passes to their forwards when that was the percentage play.

It was Meade who opened the scoring in the very first minute and the match continued at a good clip from there.

Dublin didn’t manage to stick the pace for very long. As soon as Declan Dalton goaled after nine minutes the Rebels were in the driving seat.

Jack O’Connor was the creator as he burned Paddy Smyth for pace before passing to Dalton, who hit a sweet ground stroke to the net after his initial shot was blocked.

Dalton is a physical player who brings something different to his Cork attack and he impressed in the first half before fading somewhat in the second.

Mark Coleman of Cork in action against Cian Boland of Dublin during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier Round 1 match between Dublin and Cork at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. 
Mark Coleman of Cork in action against Cian Boland of Dublin during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier Round 1 match between Dublin and Cork at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. 

Donal Burke was doing his best to keep Dublin in the conversation, and a nice point from the corner-forward meant Mattie Kenny’s team were within three points, 1-6 to 0-6, at the first water-break.

That was still the margin of difference with 31 minutes on the clock, but Cork fired off a machine burst of scores before the break with Kingston, Downey, and Horgan all pointing to push their team 1-13 to 0-10 ahead.

Dublin needed a strong start to the second half and nearly got it in the very first minute when Danny Sutcliffe raced through, but Anthony Nash pulled off a great save low to his right from the wing-forward’s batted shot.

Dublin kept plugging away, but Cork were finding their scores easier to get, with O’Flynn in particular running riot on the right wing. Two points in quick succession from the Erins Own man pushed the gap out to seven points.

Dublin were very reliant on Donal Burke’s free-taking to stay in touch, and tried to inject some life into their forwards by pushing Chris Crummey into full-forward and bringing on Davy Keogh, Sean Moran, and Liam Rushe.

Crummey did make a bigger impression on the edge of the square and finished with three points, but a more direct approach largely didn’t pay off for Dublin because the Cork defence defended the high ball aggressively.

Points in quick succession from Jack O’Connor and Harnedy increased Cork’s advantage to 10 points by the 62nd minute, and they were never going to be caught from there.

Dublin, to their credit, kept battling to the end and scored five of the last six points, but by then Cork had visibly lifted their foot of the accelerator as they coasted to victory.

Morale will be high in the Cork camp after this victory, and if they can continue working as hard without the ball as they do with it, they could be a force to be reckoned with yet in this Championship.

Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-8 (5f, 1’65), Seamus Harnedy 0-5, Robert O’Flynn 0-5, Declan Dalton 1-1, Shane Kingston 0-4, Jack O’Connor 0-1, Luke Meade 0-1

Scorers for Dublin: Donal Burke 0-11 (9f), Danny Sutcliffe 0-3, Chris Crummey 0-3, Cian Boland 0-2, Conor Burke 0-1, Ronan Hayes 0-1, Davy Keogh 0-1

CORK: Anthony Nash; Colm Spillane, Seán O’Donoghue, Mark Coleman; Damien Cahalane, Robert Downey, Tim O’Mahony; Bill Cooper, Luke Meade; Robert O’Flynn, Patrick Horgan, Seamus Harnedy; Jack O’Connor, Shane Kingston, Declan Dalton. Subs: Stephen McDonnell for Sean O’Donoghue (30), Conor Lehane for Declan Dalton (53), Aidan Walsh for Seamus Harnedy (67), Niall O’Leary for Robert Downey (68), Shane Barrett for Jack O’Connor (74)

DUBLIN: Alan Nolan; Cian O’Callaghan, James Madden, Paddy Smyth; Conor Burke, Daire Gray, Jake Malone; Daire Gray, Riain McBride; Danny Sutcliffe, Chris Crummey, Cian Boland; Eamon Dillon, Ronan Hayes, Donal Burke. Subs: Davy Keogh for Eamon Dillon (47), Sean Moran for Jake Malone (51), Liam Rushe for Ronan Hayes (51), Mark Schutte for Cian Boland (53), Conal Keaney for Rian McBride (67)

Ref: John Keenan (Wicklow)

Cork Senior Hurling team announced.

The Cork Senior Hurling team to play Dublin has been announced.

  1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)
  2. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
  3. Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)
  4. Sean O’ Donoghue (Inniscarra)
  5. Tim O’ Mahony (Newtownshandrum)
  6. Robert Downey (Glen Rovers)
  7. Mark Coleman (Blarney)
  8. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
  9. Luke Meade (Newcestown)
  10. Seamus Harnedy (St Itas)
  11. Shane Kingston (Douglas)
  12. Robbie O’ Flynn (Erins Own)
  13. Jack O’ Connor (Sarsfields)
  14. Declan Dalton (Fr O’ Neills)
  15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers) – Captain
  16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
  17. Sean O’ Leary – Hayes (Midleton)
  18. Niall O’ Leary (Castlelyons)
  19. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
  20. Billy Hennessy (St Finbarrs)
  21. Daire Connery (Na Pairsaigh)
  22. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers)
  23. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
  24. Conor Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
  25. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
  26. Shane Barrett (Blarney)

All-Ireland SHC Round 1- Cork VS Dublin

All-Ireland SHC- Round 1

Cork will play Dublin in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 on Saturday November 7th at 3:45pm in Semple Stadium Thurles. John Keenan  from Wicklow will referee the game.

Cork Team Information 

Cork team will be announced on Friday night

Match  Coverage

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

The game will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports and shown on ‘Sky Sports Mix’ channel 121 which is free for any Sky customers. There will be live coverage on C103fm and with updates on Cork’s 96FM, Red FM, Radio na GaeltachtaCork GAA website, Twitter page and Instagram page. The game will also be broadcast on GAAGO outside of Ireland

Management Details 

Kieran Kingston (Tracton) is Cork Senior Hurling manager for 2020, this is his second term as Cork manager. His selectors are Ger Cunningham (St.Finbarr’s) and Diarmuid O’Sullivan (Cloyne

Championship Draw

Cork v Dublin

Clare V Laois

Tipperary and Wexford received byes to the second round of the qualifiers and will face the winners of the opening round games

Cork hurlers to meet Dublin

 

On Saturday 7th November at 3:45pm Cork will meet Dublin in Thurles.

The draw for Round 1 of All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship took place this morning.

Cork v Dublin

Clare v Laois

Tipperary and Wexford received byes to the second round of the qualifiers and will face the winners of the opening round games

 

 

Cork Senior Hurling Team announced

The Cork team to play Waterford in the Munster Hurling Championship Semi Final has been announced.

  1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)
  2. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
  3. Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)
  4. Sean O’ Donoghue (Inniscarra)
  5. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
  6. Robert Downey (Glen Rovers)
  7. Mark Coleman (Blarney)
  8. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
  9. Tim O’ Mahony (Newtownshandrum)
  10. Seamus Harnedy (St Itas)
  11. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
  12. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
  13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
  14. Shane Kingston (Douglas)
  15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers) – Captain
  16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
  17. Sean O’ Leary-Hayes (Midleton)
  18. Niall O’ Leary (Castlelyons)
  19. Billy Hennessey (St Finbarrs)
  20. Chris O’ Leary (Valley Rovers)
  21. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers)
  22. Luke Meade (Newcestown)
  23. Declan Dalton (Fr O’ Neills)
  24. Jack O’ Connor (Sarsfields)
  25. Daire Connery (Na Piarsaigh)
  26. Brian Turnbull (Douglas)

Munster SHC 2020- Cork play Waterford

Munster SHC 2020

Cork will play Waterford in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Saturday October 31st at 3:30pm in Semple Stadium Thurles. Sean Stack from Dublin will referee the game.

Cork Team Information 

Cork team was announced on Friday night

  1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)
  2. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
  3. Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)
  4. Sean O’ Donoghue (Inniscarra)
  5. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
  6. Robert Downey (Glen Rovers)
  7. Mark Coleman (Blarney)
  8. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
  9. Tim O’ Mahony (Newtownshandrum)
  10. Seamus Harnedy (St Itas)
  11. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
  12. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
  13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
  14. Shane Kingston (Douglas)
  15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers) – Captain
  16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
  17. Sean O’ Leary-Hayes (Midleton)
  18. Niall O’ Leary (Castlelyons)
  19. Billy Hennessey (St Finbarrs)
  20. Chris O’ Leary (Valley Rovers)
  21. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers)
  22. Luke Meade (Newcestown)
  23. Declan Dalton (Fr O’ Neills)
  24. Jack O’ Connor (Sarsfields)
  25. Daire Connery (Na Piarsaigh)
  26. Brian Turnbull (Douglas)

Eoin Cadogan and Darragh Fitzgibbon will both miss out through injury.  Robbie O’Flynn will also miss out as he serves a one match suspension

Match  Coverage

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

The game will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports and shown on ‘Sky Sports Mix’ channel which is free for any Sky customers. There will be live coverage on C103fm and with updates on Cork’s 96FM, Red FM, Radio na Gaeltachta, Cork GAA website, Twitter page and Instagram page. The game will also be broadcast on GAAGO outside of Ireland

Management Details 

Kieran Kingston (Tracton) is Cork Senior Hurling manager for 2020, this is his second term as Cork manager. His selectors are Ger Cunningham (St.Finbarr’s) and Diarmuid O’Sullivan (Cloyne

Championship Draw

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

QF Limerick 0-36 Clare 1-23 25/10 Semple Stadium Thurles Fergal Horgan (Tipperary) Click here
SF Cork Waterford 31/10 Semple Stadium Thurles @ 3:30pm Sean Stack (Dublin)
SF Tipperary Limerick 1/11 Páirc Uí Chaoimh @ 4pm Liam Gordan (Galway)
Final 15/11 @ 4pm