Honoring a Legend: Galway and Meath Face Cork in Teddy McCarthy Tribute Event


In a poignant tribute to the late Teddy McCarthy, Galway and Meath are set to play a double-header against Cork at Páirc UíChaoimh on December 9th. The event aims to celebrate the unique career of McCarthy, a true icon of the GAA world, who passed away in June of this year.

Teddy McCarthy’s remarkable achievement of winning Senior All-Ireland titles in both hurling and football in 1990 is a feat unmatched in the history of the sport. To commemorate his legacy, specially commissioned memorial trophies will be presented to the winners of the Galway hurlers vs. Cork (5 pm) and Meath footballers vs. Cork (3 pm) games.

Marc Sheehan, Chairperson of Cork GAA, expressed gratitude to Meath and Galway for participating in these fixtures. The day will begin with a function for Teddy’s colleagues from the 1990 teams, who will be introduced to the crowd during halftime. Mini-games featuring Glanmire Ladies Football, Sarsfields, Passage Underage teams, and North Mon First years will add to the festive atmosphere.

A series of interviews with Teddy’s former colleagues and opponents will take place during a special event in the Seandún room.


Match tickets, priced at €20 and €17 (OAPs & students), can be purchased on the official Cork GAA website. All U16s get free admission, and proceeds from ticket sales go to the Teddy McCarthy Memorial Fund. Additionally, a GoFundMe link is available for those who wish to contribute directly.

For fans unable to attend in person, the games will be live-streamed on Rebels Online. A special edition of “Legends,” featuring interviews about Teddy McCarthy, will be recorded on the day and broadcast over the Christmas period.

To learn more about this heartfelt tribute and to purchase tickets, visit Cork GAA’s official Teddy McCarthy Tribute page.

Kieran Kingston Statement

The week saw the confirmation of the Cork Senior Hurling backroom for 2022.

Selector / Coach Ger Cunningham, Coach Christy O’ Connor, S&C Coach Mark Brady, along with Sport and Performance Psychologist Cathal Sheridan have departed and Cork Manager Kieran Kingston thanked them for their contribution: “I’d like to thank all the outgoing members of the backroom team for their contribution to Cork hurling – the last two years have been difficult for everyone having to prepare the team under Covid-19 restrictions.

“Ger Cunningham has made an immense contribution to Cork hurling both on and off the field of play as a player, coach and selector. I wish him and his family all the best for the future and thank him for all he has done for Cork hurling, especially over the last two years.

“I’d like to thank Christy O’Connor for all he has done as forwards coach over the last two years. Christy is a very talented coach and I was delighted he agreed to join us – he made a vital contribution and I would like to wish him all the best for the future”

“Mark Brady and Cathal Sheridan played a vital role in the team’s preparation and I’d like to thank them for all they have done, particularly in the win over Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Semi Final where team showed great fitness levels and mental resolve to earn an extra time win”

Joining the backroom for the year ahead will be selectors Pat Mulcahy and Noel Furlong, along with Gary Keegan as performance coach and Stephen Casey as S&C coach.

“I am delighted to welcome them to the backroom team,” said Kieran Kingston

“Noel managed a very impressive Cork team to the Minor All-Ireland title this year and he has been involved with different clubs and UCC. Pat has been involved with his own club Newtownshandrum and also MTU, (formerly CIT).

“Gary is a much sought after performance coach across different sports, and having been involved with Cork Hurlers before I know the players will be delighted to have him involved again.

“Stephen Casey has a Master of Science in Sport Performance from UL and has been previously involved with the Cork Minor Hurling team (2017) and Cork under 21 hurling team (2018) and the Cork under 20 hurling team (2019)”.

Kieran added “We are really looking forward to the year ahead.”


Cork U20’s are Munster Hurling Champions


Bord Gais Energy Munster Under 20 Hurling Championship Final


By Denis Hurley at SuperValu Páirc Uí 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 SuperValu 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)