Co-Op Superstores Premier SHC County Final 2021

Co-Op Superstores Premier SHC County Final 2021 will take place on Sunday. Glen Rovers will meet Midleton in the final.

Glen Rovers are playing in their third final in a row while Midleton are in their first final since 2018. The game will take place in Pairc Ui Chaoimh at 3pm.

Key information ahead of the final

Who: Glen Rovers and Midleton

What: 2021 Premier Senior Hurling Championship

Where: Pairc Ui Chaoimh

When:  Sunday 21st November @ 3pm

How: Glen Rovers finished second in their group. They qualified to play Imokily in the Q-Final’s and then went on and beat Sarfield in the Semi-Final.

Midleton finished second in their group and beat Erins’ Own in the Q-Final and then beat Douglas in the Semi-Final to qualify for the final

Referee: Mark Maher (St.Finbarr’s) is the referee for the game.

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 edge Kerry in U20 thriller

Cork 3-12 Kerry 3-11

Courtesy of Eoghan Cormican (The Examiner)

A Ciaran O’Sullivan point in the fourth minute of second-half stoppages saw Cork come out on top in this enthralling Munster U20 semi-final contest.

Cork – who operated with 14 men from the 49th minute onward following a second yellow card to corner-back Colm O’Donovan and who did not score between the 46th and 63rd minute – succeeded in conjuring up a winning score at the death after Kerry had wiped out a six-point deficit to draw level deep in injury-time.

Extra-time appeared inevitable after a Sean Quilter free levelled matters in the fourth minute of injury-time, but Cork, in the ensuing play, eked out a winner from sub O’Sullivan. Credit too to Cork midfielder Brian Hayes who made a huge catch to set the Cork attack in motion.

A powerful third quarter from Keith Ricken’s charges – during which they outscored the Kingdom by 1-4 to 0-2 – handed Cork a 3-11 to 2-8 lead at the second water break. Cork’s third goal was supplied by their outstanding performer Conor Corbett who finished with 2-4.

Momentum swung back in Kerry’s favour on 49 minutes when corner-back O’Donovan received a second yellow for a footblock on Paul O’Shea. The latter converted the subsequent penalty, with Kerry adding three scores coming down the stretch to tie matters.

O’Shea was presented with a late, late chance to force extra-time following Ciaran O’Sullivan’s point, but he kicked wide.

The result means all five Kerry minor teams from 2014-18 have passed through the U21/20 age grade without managing a single All-Ireland title An entertaining first-half had seen goal chances aplenty at either end, with both sides raising two green flags apiece.

Cork’s second, which arrived in the third minute of first-half stoppages, handed the home side a slender 2-7 to 2-6 interval lead. It was a goal that had its roots in a Brian Hayes turnover of Kerry centre-back Eoghan O’Sullivan. Possession was quickly transferred inside, with Jack Cahalane feeding Conor Corbett who finished emphatically.

The same two Cork forwards were centrally involved in the county’s opening major on 19 minutes, Corbett assisting for Cahalane on that occasion. The Castlehaven youngster’s strike levelled proceedings at 1-4 apiece after Kerry had taken a 1-3 to 0-4 lead into the first water break.

The semi-final’s opening goal had arrived just before this minute’s pause in action, Kerry midfielder Darragh Lyne, fed by Eoghan O’Sullivan, striding through the Cork cover and rolling the ball into the corner of Gavin Creedon’s goal.

A Kerry goal had been on the cards from early on. Dylan Geaney hit the post with their outstanding chance of the opening exchanges, with Paul O’Shea getting caught in two minds as to whether to shoot or pass when presented with a subsequent opportunity.

Cork were also guilty of failing to put away scoring opportunities. The post was twice hit, Colin Walsh shot straight at ‘keeper Marc Kelliher, while four wides were tallied.

Kerry’s second goal, on 23 minutes, was in direct response to Cork’s opening major from Cahalane and shoved the visitors back out to three in front, 2-4 to 1-4. Paul O’Shea instigated the score with a fine fetch in the middle of the field, the move ending with Geaney finding the net.

Kerry relinquished the lead when Cork worked a second green flag and they failed to win it back between there and the finish.

Scorers for Cork: C Corbett (2-4, 0-2 frees); J Cahalane (1-0) D Buckley (0-3); A Walsh-Murphy, D Dorgan (0-1 free), C Walsh, C O’Hanlon, C O’Sullivan (0-1 each).

Scorers for Kerry: D Geaney (1-4, 0-4 frees); P O’Shea (1-2, 1-0 pen); D Lyne (1-0); S Quilter (0-2, 0-2 frees); C Falvey, C Hayes, R Ó Beaglaoich (0-1 each).

CORK: G Creedon (Kilshannig); C O’Donovan (Newcestown), D Phelan (Aghada), C McGoldrick (Éire Óg); A Walsh-Murphy (Valley Rovers), T Walsh (Kanturk), D Cashman (Millstreet); B Hayes (St Finbarr’s), E Cooke (Ballincollig); C Corbett (Clyda Rovers), J Cahalane (Castlehaven), N Hartnett (Douglas); D Dorgan (Ballincollig), C Walsh (Kanturk), D Buckley (Newcestown).

Subs: C O’Hanlon (Buttevant) for C Walsh (28); S McDonnell (Mallow) for Dorgan (39-42, temporary); S O’Sullivan (Adrigole) for O’Hanlon (41, inj); E Nash (Douglas) for Dorgan (56); N Lordan (Ballinora) for Phelan (56, inj); C O’Sullivan (Kilshannig) for Cooke (61).

KERRY: M Kelliher (Glenflesk); D Murphy (Rathmore), J McCarthy (Kenmare Shamrocks), O Fitzgerald (Gneeveguilla); C Moriarty (Annascaul), E O’Sullivan (Legion), E Clifford (Laune Rangers); D Lyne (Legion), S O’Brien (Beaufort); T Doyle (Dr Crokes), P O’Shea (Kilcummin), K Falvey (Annascaul); C Hayes (Kerins O’Rahillys), D Geaney (Dingle), R Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht).

Subs: J Kennelly (Ballydonoghue) for Doyle, S Quilter (Austin Stacks) for Hayes (both 40); A Dineen (Rathmore) for Moriarty (47); P Darcy (Glenflesk) for Falvey (50); P Walsh (Brosna) for Ó Beaglaoich (59).

Referee: J Hayes (Limerick).

Picture courtesy of George Hatchell

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.

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)

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

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)

All-Ireland SHC Round 2- Cork vs Tipperary

All-Ireland SHC Round 2

Cork will play Tipperary in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship on Saturday November 14th at 4:0pm in LIT Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. James Owens  from Wexford 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 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 Story

Cork lost in Munster Semi-Final to Waterford. They beat Dublin in Round 1 of the All-Ireland SHC.

Tipperary were beaten by Limerick in Munster Semi-final. They got a by in Round 1 of All-Ireland series.

Also taking place on Saturday is the meeting of Clare and Wexford in round 2.

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.

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).