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 will be published on on Friday night @9:30pm.

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

Additional Resources for Running Club AGMs

Further to the advice document on running Club AGMs issued on 2ú Deireadh Fómhair, The GAA wish to bring your attention to additional resources.

You are asked to note these resources and share them with your fellow Officers.


A webinar has been created to explain how Clubs might organise AGMs in the context of the current restrictions which have been imposed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Liam Keane (Chairperson of the GAA Rules Advisory Committee) explains the key considerations in the webinar.

Access here:

Club Officers have the option of submitting additional queries for consideration by the Association using an online form.

Access here: Club AGM Query Form

Responses will be collated and reviewed by the relevant GAA Committees.  Additional information or training to provide clarification on the main issues will be provided as required.


User guides for hosting virtual AGMs via Microsoft Teams are also now available.  Please find attached:

  • Guidance for GAA Clubs on hosting virtual Club AGMs
  • Guidance for Club Members on attending virtual Club AGMs

Guidance for GAA Clubs – Attending a Virtual AGM

Guidance for GAA Clubs – Hosting a Virtual AGM

Covid-19 Update; Note to Clubs and Counties re Level 5

Below please note some important updates and clarifications in relation to Covid matters as we move to Level 5 across the country:

For Consideration of Clubs:

  1. Club Games and Training

Level 5 restrictions mean neither adult club games nor Training can take place between now and December 1st. The GAA is adopting a 32-County approach in this context and therefore training for adult teams will not be allowed in the North either.

Training at Minor level and below only will be permitted for clubs in all 32 Counties  (but not inter-county). However it must be on a non-contact basis in pods of no more than 15 people. Dressing Rooms cannot be used and the Health Questionnaire must be filled out by all those participating. Attendance by parents/guardians should be on the basis of one per child (for child protection reasons) and the Health Questionnaire must be filled out by all of those coming into the ground.

Injury Benefit Fund – GAA injury benefit cover is only in place for Inter County training and where non-contact training is organised for school aged children (i.e. Minor grade and below) outdoors in pods of 15

GAA Injury Benefit Fund cover does not extend to physical training sessions conducted remotely (i.e. online, via zoom etc.)


  1. Use of indoor facilities – Commercial use of indoor halls continues to be permitted where agreement was in place prior to March and relevant insurance are in place. Use by State bodies e.g. HSE/Schools is also permitted.


These are the only instances in which Indoor facilities should be used.


  1. Outdoor Astro facilities/All weather pitches – these can only be used for underage Gaelic Games training purposes. Under Level 5, they cannot be hired out to recreational users (Schools are the only exception in this context)


Essential property checks maintenance and pitch upkeep is permitted in Level 5


In the case of Community Employment Scheme workers, local scheme operators will need to confirm the position to each club. We would remind all units that an extension of cover request is required for engagement of such workers at club properties


  1. Club Lottos/Draws – These are not permitted to take place indoors on GAA facilities.


  1. Walking Tracks – these are permitted to be used on the basis of the relevant control measures (signage etc) being in place. Clubs should remind users of the 5km travel restrictions in relation to use of these facilities.


  1. Drive in Events – Drive-in events are not permitted in Level 5 in the 26 Counties or for clubs in the 6 Counties.


  1. Handball Handball Alleys can only be used for individual training (i.e. one player at a time)

Inter County Matters

  1. Minor and U20 Training and Games

All games and training at U20 and Minor level will cease from midnight tonight, Wednesday 21st.


The GAA will issue further advice in relation to when these competitions will now take place in due course.


  1. Attendances at Allianz League and Championship Games

All Senior inter county games in both the 26 and 6 Counties must be played behind closed doors.

This means only essential personnel should be in attendance. A maximum of 40 persons per team will be allowed access to games. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and officials. There can be NO EXCEPTIONS to this and this needs to be clearly communicated to team managements, players and backroom  personnel. Counties hosting league games will have ultimately responsibility for ensuring access is limited as outlined.

For clarity, the 80 team personnel (40 per team) is in addition to essential match day personnel such as Match officials (Referees, Linesmen, Umpires), Media, Streaming personnel and required event officials (stewards etc.)


  1. Other issues to be conscious of for inter county games
  • Group team photographs are not permitted before or after games due to the challenges they present with regard to social distancing.
  • Players should not stand together for the National Anthem and should assume match positions before the Anthem proceeds.
  • Jerseys should not be swapped after games
  • Please ensure Huddles are not formed by your players
  • Players should not shake hands before or after games.
  • Water breaks – players should avoid coming together in a close group for water breaks

Inter-County Minor & U20 Competitions

Minor & U20 Competitions

Following clarification from the Department of Sport around the staging of inter-county fixtures, the GAA can confirm that as of midnight this evening, all minor and U20 inter-county competitions are paused until further notice.

Accordingly, Saturday’s scheduled EirGrid GAA U20 football final meeting of Dublin and Galway will not take place.

This evening’s Bord Gáis Energy Leinster U20 hurling fixtures will proceed.

Additionally, the GAA’s CCCC has been informed that Longford will not be fulfilling their Allianz Football League fixture with Cork this weekend.

County Executive Update 21/10/2020

At last night’s County Executive meeting, it was decided to postpone the unplayed 2020 Senior and Intermediate County Finals until the weekend of March 5th-7th, 2021, at the earliest.
It is planned to give adequate notice of games to clubs, with an appropriate window of preparation, in advance of finals.
2020 County Championships at Junior A, B and C level will resume on February 5th-7th at the earliest, with a brief period to be allowed for the completion of Divisional championships in early February where required.
There will be no Club games at adult or juvenile level permitted at County Board or Divisional level before Friday, February 5th.
Club U21 competitions for 2020 will not be completed.
Adult club training is prohibited from midnight tonight and non-contact training for school children outdoors in pods of 15 is permitted for the obvious associated health benefits and should not be competition focussed.
Again, we thank all members and your families for your patience during this uncertain time. Stay safe.
Members are urged to continue to comply with the current government restrictions in relation to Gaelic Games below, taken from the‘Resilience and Recovery 2020 – 2021: Plan for living with COVID-19’ framework.
Level 5 will be in place from midnight tonight, Wednesday, October 21st for 6 weeks, with a review after 4 weeks.
Sports and exercise
Gyms and leisure centres are closed.
No training or matches should take place except:
  • Non-contact training for school children, outdoors in pods of 15
  • Behind closed doors, inter-county Gaelic Games

Cork vs Kerry – Bord Gais Munster Under 20 Championship

Cork head to Tralee on Monday evening to take on Kerry in the Bord Gais Energy Munster Under 20 Championship Quarter Final. The game will have a 6.30pm throw in, and will be streamed live by Munster GAA in association with Stream sport.

Click here to purchase your stream in advance for 5 euro

Click to view the Online Team Sheet in PDF Format

The Cork team to play Kerry in the Munster Under 20 Hurling Championship has been announced.
1. Eoin Davis (St Catherine’s)
2. Conor O’ Callaghan (Dromtariff) – Captain 
3. Eoin Roche (Bride Rovers)
4. Aaron Walsh Barry (Carrigtwohill)
5. Kevin Moynihan (Na Piarsaigh)
6. Ciaran Joyce (Castlemartyr)
7. Dáire O’ Leary (Watergrasshill)
8. Sam Quirke (Midleton)
9. Brian O’Sullivan (Kanturk)
10. Brian Roche (Bride Rovers)
11. Tommy O’Connell (Midleton)
12. Eoin Carey (Kilworth)
13. Shane O’ Regan (Watergrashill)
14. Alan Connolly (Blackrock)
15. Colin O’ Brien (Liscarroll/Churchtown Gaels)
16. Donal Maher (Douglas)
17. Darragh Moran (Castlemartyr)
18. Liam Ryan (Inniscarra)
19. Luke Horgan (Glen Rovers)
20. Ethan Twomey (St Finbarrs)
21. Daniel Hogan (Sarsfields)
22. Jack Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
23. Owen McCarthy (Inniscarra)
24. Brian Hayes (St Finbarrs)

Cork Under 20 Hurling Team announced.

The Cork team to play Kerry in the Munster Under 20 Hurling Championship has been announced.
1. Eoin Davis (St Catherine’s)
2. Conor O’ Callaghan (Dromtariff) – Captain 
3. Eoin Roche (Bride Rovers)
4. Aaron Walsh Barry (Carrigtwohill)
5. Kevin Moynihan (Na Piarsaigh)
6. Ciaran Joyce (Castlemartyr)
7. Dáire O’ Leary (Watergrasshill)
8. Sam Quirke (Midleton)
9. Brian O’Sullivan (Kanturk)
10. Brian Roche (Bride Rovers)
11. Tommy O’Connell (Midleton)
12. Eoin Carey (Kilworth)
13. Shane O’ Regan (Watergrashill)
14. Alan Connolly (Blackrock)
15. Colin O’ Brien (Liscarroll/Churchtown Gaels)
16. Donal Maher (Douglas)
17. Darragh Moran (Castlemartyr)
18. Liam Ryan (Inniscarra)
19. Luke Horgan (Glen Rovers)
20. Ethan Twomey (St Finbarrs)
21. Daniel Hogan (Sarsfields)
22. Jack Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
23. Owen McCarthy (Inniscarra)
24. Brian Hayes (St Finbarrs)

Cork secure promotion to Division 2

By Mark Woods (The Echo)

Cork 5-19 Louth 0-16

CORK duly clinched the Division 3 title after a comprehensive win at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday.

It was Cork’s sixth win from as many outings and they make an immediate return to the second tier next season.

There was much to admire in the home side’s performance like scoring 5-14 from play and the strong competition for places, both in the starting 15 and in the match-day panels, was emphasised yet again.

Among those to put their hands up for further inclusion was midfielder Paul Walsh, who was a bundle of energy for the 55 minutes he was on duty and decorated his display with a couple of fine points from play, too.

Killian O’Hanlon, who’d normally be skipper Ian Maguire’s partner at midfield, also showed up well at centre-forward, chipping in with 0-4, three from play, before making way just before the hour.

And to show it’s not all about the emerging youngsters, Paul Kerrigan, who started, and Mark Collins, who replaced him, combined for 3-6.

The Nemo Rangers forward was heavily involved in the creation of Cork’s early goals, apart from scoring twice, himself, while the Castlehaven forward ended up top scorer with 1-5.

On the debit side, Cork conceded 16 points to a team losing for the sixth time this term and while the majority came from the impressive free-taking of Sam Mulroy, it’s too big a tally against lowly opposition.

Cork led by 3-9 to 0-8 at half-time after playing with the wind in the first half.

Colm O’Callaghan claimed the first goal in the eighth minute following a Kerrigan pass, the second score in a run of nine, 3-6, without reply.

Kerrigan supplied the telling pass again for captain Ian Maguire to palm the ball over the head of stranded keeper Craig Lynch for a 2-4 to 0-2 lead by the 20th minute.

Fittingly, Kerrigan bagged the third goal a couple of minutes later after Cian Kiely set him-up.

Louth found themselves 3-7 to 0-3 adrift, but Tommy Durnin and Sam Mulroy helped them kick five of the next seven points.

Any slim prospect of a Louth revival in the second-half died within four minutes as Ruairi Deane placed Kerrigan for his second and Cork’s fourth goal for a 4-11 to 0-8 lead after 39 minutes.

Three minutes later Louth were reduced to 14 men after wing-back Fergal Donohue picked up a second yellow card.

Collins piled on the agony with the fifth goal just before the second water break.

Louth did manage to land three points in-a-row on the resumption but then had to plough on with 13 players after Patrick Reilly collected a second yellow card for a high challenge on Mattie Taylor.

And the visitors’ day to an empty stadium was further ruined, when Emmet Carolan was dismissed on a straight red card for kicking out at O’Donovan.

Cork had acres of space to create further chances in injury time as O’Donovan added his second point from wing-back to complete the scoring after a Collins free and one from another substitute Eoghan McSweeney also kept the scoreboard ticking along.

Scorers for Cork: M Collins 1-5 (0-4 f), P Kerrigan 2-1 (0-1 f), C O’Callaghan 1-1, I Maguire 1-0, K O’Hanlon 0-4 (0-1 f), P Walsh, K O’Donovan, D Gore 0-2 each, R Deane, E McSweeney 0-1 each.

Louth: S Mulroy 0-11 f, T Durnin 0-3, A Williams, C Whelan 0-1 each.

CORK: MA Martin (Nemo Rangers); K Flahive (Douglas), M Shanley (Clonakilty), P Ring (Aghabullogue); K O’Donovan (Nemo Rangers), M Taylor (Mallow), C Kiely (Ballincollig); I Maguire (St Finbarr’s, c), P Walsh (Kanturk); R Deane (Bantry Blues, K O’Hanlon (Kilshannig), K O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaighs); D Gore (Kilmacabea), C O’Callaghan (Eire Og), P Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers).

Subs: N Walsh (Douglas) for Ring 42, M Collins (Castlehaven) for Kerrigan 46, E McSweeney (Knocknagree) for O’Driscoll 51, N Hartnett (Douglas) for P Walsh 55, S Meehan (Kiskeam) for O’Hanlon 59.

LOUTH: C Lynch; D Corcoran, B Duffy, K Carr; F Donohue, E Carolan, A Williams; T Durnin, L Jackson; C Early, R Curran, C McKeever; P Reilly, S Mulroy, R Burns.

Subs: C Keenan for Curran half-time, J Cluttercuck for Carr 44, C Whelan for Burns 51, D Campbell for Early 54, G Garland for McKeever 62.

Referee: S Mulhare (Laois).

Cork Minors beat Clare in Munster Q-Final

THE Cork minor hurlers pushed on impressively in the last quarter at Semple Stadium to progress to a Munster semi-final.- report thanks to Irish Examiner and Eamonn Murphy

The Rebels got a massive return of six points from subs Jack Leahy (4) and William Buckley (2) to pull away from the Banner and into a clash with Limerick on Friday, October 30.

Ben Cunningham top-scored with 0-9, three from play, but the platform for success was laid in the half-back line and midfield in the second half. Captain Eoin Downey, James Dwyer and Ben O’Connor shielded the rearguard effectively, helped by Cork’s deep-lying midfielders and forwards, as they deployed four in attack.

The Banner refused to throw in the towel, but an Óisín O’Donnell goal from a free came too late to spark a revival. They relied too much on frees, though powerful wing-back Jarlath Collins was superb from placed balls.

With Clare defending aggressively, Cork relied on scores from out the field at times. All-action midfielders Brian Keating and Sam Quirke landed 0-2 apiece, three of them in the critical third quarter, where Donal Óg Cusack’s side opened a four-point lead.

Marquee attacker Cunningham was tightly policed for spells but he arrowed over a wonderful point to make it 1-15 to 1-11 at the second-half water-break. It set the tone for the quality of the scores in the closing period, when Cork’s class told.

The opening exchanges were typically edgy, 0-3 apiece, with a few nice points by Ben Cunningham (a sideline), Tadhg O’Connell on the run and Killian O’Connor after great support play the highlights.

Then Cork started to engineer chances by hoovering up possession in the middle third and finding their shooters. A short Clare puck-out was turned over for Colin Walsh to finish with aplomb and raise a green flag, followed by points for Mark Howell and Brian Keating.

Trailing 1-7 to 0-3 after 11 minutes, the Banner looked in trouble. The next score was going to be crucial so when a long-range free from the hugely impressive Collins ended up in the net they were back in it. Still, Cork stretched the lead before the water-break, through Cunningham and a booming Downey effort: 1-9 to 1-3.

Clare regrouped impressively in the second quarter, bringing O’Connor out to the wing and going for a two-man inside line. Their work-rate on the breaks increased dramatically.

They managed 0-5 in this period, a Cunningham 65 Cork’s lone response, with Óisín O’Donnell curling over a beauty and Eoin Guilfoyle’s tenacity rewarded when he forced an error on a puck-out for another.

It was 1-10 to 1-8 at half-time, with Cork badly needing the opportunity to settle again. They duly did.

Scorers for Cork: B Cunningham 0-9 (0-3 f, 0-2 65, 0-1 sl), J Leahy 0-4, C Walsh 1-1, A Quirke, B Keating, W Buckley 0-2 each, T O’Connell, E Downey, E O’Leary, M Howell 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: J Collins 1-6 (1-5 f, 0-1 65), O’Donnell 1-1 (1-0 f), N O’Farrell 0-2 f, S Rynne, E Guilfoyle, J Guyler, K O’Connor 0-1 each.

CORK: B Saunderson (Midleton); C Smyth (Midleton), S Kingston (Ballinora), K Lyons (Ballygarvan); E Downey (c), J Dwyer (Ballincollig), B O’Connor (St Finbarr’s); B Keating (Ballincollig), A Quirke (Midleton); T O’Connell (Ballincollig), M Howell (Douglas), M Mullins (Whitechurch); B Cunningham (St Finbarr’s), C Walsh (Kanturk), E O’Leary (Glen Rovers).

Subs: D O’Sullivan (Ballinhassig) for Kingston (36), J Leahy (Kiltha Óg) for O’Connell (38), W Buckley for Mullins (45), D Healy (Lisgoold) for O’Leary (54).

CLARE: A Shanahan (Tulla); M O’Loughlin (Corofin), A Hogan (Feakle, c), M Delaney (Newmarket); M Reidy (Ballyea), I MacNamara (Killanena), J Collins (Éire Óg); L Kavanagh (Éire Óg), O Clune (Feakle); O ‘Donnell (Crusheen), E Guilfoyle (Clooney Quinn), N O’Farrell (Broadford); P Crotty (Scariff), K O’Connor (Corofin); S Rynne (Inagh Kilnamona).

Subs: J Doherty (Clarecastle) for J Collins (17), J Guyler (Inagh Kilnamona) for Rynne (42), L O’Halloran (Sixmilebridge) for Crotty (44), O Cahill (Éire Óg) for O’Connor (51), K Barry (Inagh Kilnamona) for Clune (52).

Referee: John McCormack (Tipperary).

Cork vs Louth – National Football League

Cork will play Louth today in Round 6 of the National Football League in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. The game will have a 4pm thrown in and will be streamed live by GAAGO for €5 . Details of the streaming can be found at

The Cork Senior Football team to play Louth in Round 6 of the National Football League has been announced.

  1. Micheál Martin (Nemo Rangers)
  2. Kevin Flahive (Douglas)
  3. Maurice Shanley (Clonakilty)
  4. Paul Ring (Aghabullogue)
  5. Kevin O’ Donovan (Nemo Rangers)
  6. Mattie Taylor (Mallow)
  7. Cian Kiely (Ballincollig)
  8. Ian Maguire (St Finbarrs) Captain
  9. Paul Walsh (Kanturk)
  10. Ruairí Deane (Bantry Blues)
  11. Killian O’ Hanlon (Kilshannig)
  12. Kevin O’ Driscoll (Tadhg McCarthaigh)
  13. Damien Gore (Kilmacabea)
  14. Colm O’ Callaghan (Eire Óg)
  15. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
  16. Anthony Casey (Kiskeam)
  17. Sam Ryan (St Finbarrs)
  18. Nathan Walsh (Douglas)
  19. Daniel O’ Mahony (Knocknagree)
  20. Tadhg Corkery (Cill na Martra)
  21. Sean Meehan (Kiskeam)
  22. Aidan Browne (Newmarket)
  23. Niall Hartnett (Douglas)
  24. Eoghan McSweeney (Knocknagree)
  25. Jack McCarthy (Carrigaline)
  26. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)