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

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).

Munster SFC- Cork VS Kerry – Semi-Final

Munster SFC 2020

Cork will play Kerry in the Munster Senior Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday November 8th at 4pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Derek O’Mahoney (Tipperary) will referee the game.

Cork team to play

The Cork Senior Football Team to play Kerry on Sunday has been on announced Thursday night.

  1. Micheál Martin (Nemo Rangers)
  2. Sean Powter (Douglas)
  3. Maurice Shanley (Clonakilty)
  4. Kevin Flahive (Douglas)
  5. Kevin O’ Donovan (Nemo Rangers)
  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. Paul Ring (Aghabullogue)
  19. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)
  20. Tadhg Corkery (Cill na Martra)
  21. Paul Walsh (Kanturk)
  22. Kevin O’ Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
  23. Sean White (Clonakilty)
  24. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
  25. Mark Keane (Mitchelstown)
  26. Damien Gore (Kilmacabea)

Management Details

Ronan McCarthy (Douglas) is Cork Senior football manager for 2020, this is his third year as Cork manager.

His selectors are Sean Hayes (Nemo Rangers) and Gary O’Halloran (Ballinora), Cian O’Neill is coach of the team.

Match Coverage

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

The game will be broadcasted live on RTE. There will have live radio coverage on C103fm and with updates on Cork’s 96FM, Red FM and Radio na Gaeltachta.

Cork GAA will have updates on our website, Twitter page and Instagram page.

The game will also be broadcast on GAAGO outside of Ireland

Championship Draw

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

2020 Munster GAA Football Championship
Round Date Venue Referee Report
QF 1 Limerick 2-14 Waterford 0-9 31/10 Fraher Field Dungarvan Brendan Cawley (Kildare) Click Here
QF 2 Tipperary 2-11 Clare 1-11 1/11 Semple Stadium Thurles Conor Lane (Cork) Click Here
SF 3 Cork Kerry 8/11 Páirc Uí Chaoimh @ 4pm Derek O’Mahoney (Tipperary)
SF 4 Tipperary Limerick 7/11 LIT Gaelic Grounds @ 1:15pm Maurice Deegan (Laois)
Final 22/11 Semple Stadium Thurles, Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney, LIT Gaelic Grounds or Páirc Uí Chaoimh @ 1:30pm

Cork Senior Football Team announced.

The Cork Senior Football Team to play Kerry on Sunday has been announced.

  1. Micheál Martin (Nemo Rangers)
  2. Sean Powter (Douglas)
  3. Maurice Shanley (Clonakilty)
  4. Kevin Flahive (Douglas)
  5. Kevin O’ Donovan (Nemo Rangers)
  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. Paul Ring (Aghabullogue)
  19. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)
  20. Tadhg Corkery (Cill na Martra)
  21. Paul Walsh (Kanturk)
  22. Kevin O’ Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
  23. Sean White (Clonakilty)
  24. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
  25. Mark Keane (Mitchelstown)
  26. Damien Gore (Kilmacabea)

Cork VS Offaly

Cork will begin their Allianz Football League Division 3 campaign on Saturday at 6pm.

Cork’s opening round 1 fixture will be against Offaly.

Details of the Cork team can be found here

Saturday’s game will be refereed by Derek O Mahoney (Tipperary).

Cork’s pre-season programme concluded at the McGrath Cup final with a loss Limerick. Cork had earlier wins over Kerry and Tipperary in the competition.

At 4pm on Saturday, Cork Ladies footballers will play their first game in Pairc Ui Chaoimh when they meet Westmeath in the LIDL National Ladies Football League.

There will be live coverage of the game on C103 from 6pm

Tickets for the game are €10 per adult and U16’s are free.

Tickets for the game can be purchased here

Cork’s full fixtures Jan 25: v Offaly (h); Feb 2: v Leitrim (a); Feb 9: v Down (h); Feb 22: v Tipperary (a); Mar 1: v Derry (h); Mar 14: v Louth (h); Mar 22: v Longford (a).

Game information
Competition Allianz Football League Division 3
Round 1st
Teams Cork vs Offaly
Venue Pairc Ui Chaoimh
Time 6pm
Date January 25th
Referee Derek O Mahoney.

Cork U20 team to play Galway on Saturday in John Kerins Cup

Cork U20 footballers will play round 2 of John Kerins Cup on Saturday 11th of January. The game will take place in Mallow with a 7pm start.

The team has been announced 

  1. Cian O Leary Douglas
  2. Colm O Shea Kilshannig
  3. Daniel O Mahony Knocknagree
  4. Eoghan Lehane Canovee
  5. James O Mullane Kilmurry
  6. David Buckley Newcestown
  7. Darragh Cashman Millstreet
  8. Eanna O Hanlon Kilshannig
  9. Ciaran Nyhan Ballinascarthy
  10. Gerry O Sullivan Boherbue
  11. Aodhán Ó Luasa Naomh Aban
  12. Brian Hayes St. Finbarr’s
  13. Blake Murphy (Capt.) St. Vincent’s
  14. Darragh Hayes Carbery Rangers
  15. Ryan O Donovan Barryroe
  16. Dylan Foley Eire Og
  17. Ciaran O Sullivan Urhan
  18. Brian Lynch Douglas
  19. Sean Desmond Clondrohid
  20. Conor Crowley Glanmire
  21. Elliot Connolly O Donovan Rossa
  22. Jack Murphy Éire Óg
  23. Conor Smith Aghabollogue
  24. Mark Lenihan Buttevant
  25. Dylan Connolly Glanworth
  26. Cian O Donoghue Clonakilty
  27. Neil Flahive Millstreet
  28. Sean McDonnell Mallow
  29. Evan Dodd Canovee
  30. Dan Peet Clonakilty



Keith Ricken, Maurice Moore, Michéal Ó Croinín, Barry Corkery, Colm O Neill.

Cork Senior Football Team to play Limerick in McGrath Cup Final

Cork Senior Footballers will play Limerick on Saturday evening at 5:30pm in LIT Gaelic Grounds Limerick in the final of the McGrath Cup 2020

Cork team to play is

1 Anthony Casey Kiskeam

2 Sam Ryan St. Finbarrs

3 Aidan Browne Newmarket

4 Paul Ring Aghabullogue

5 Kevin Crowley Millstreet

6 Sean Meehan Kiskeam

7 Cian Kiely Ballincollig

8 Ian Maguire St. Finbarrs

9 Thomas Clancy Clonakilty

10 Tadhg Corkery Cill na Martra

11 Ciaran Sheehan Eire Óg

12 Mattie Taylor Mallow

13 Damien Gore Kilmacabea

14 Cathail O’ Mahony Mitchelstown

15 Michael Hurley Castlehaven

16 Joe Creedon Iveleary

17 Peter Murphy Bandon

18 John O’ Rourke Carbery Rangers

19 Sean White Clonakilty

20 Killian O’Hanlon Kilshannig

21 Shane Forde Na Piarsaigh

22 Stephen Sherlock St. Finbarrs

23 Kevin O’ Driscoll Tadhg MacCarthaigh

24 Brian Hurley Castlehaven

McGrath Cup Final- Cork VS Limerick


Cork will play Limerick in the Munster McGrath Cup Final on Saturday January 11th at 5:30pm in the LIT Gaelic Grounds.

Brendan Griffin from Kerry will referee the game.

Cork had wins over Kerry and Tipperary in the group stages to qualify for the final. Limerick beat Clare and Waterford to book their place in the final.

Cork’s last win in this competition was in 2018 while Limerick haven’t won this competition since 2005.

This season’s format included all  six teams in the Munster League, split into two groups of three. During the course of the four-week season each team plays the others in their group once (a single round-robin system) for a total of two games. The top team in each group after the group stage contest the final.

The team for the final will be announced later this week.

Cork U20 side to play Kerry in Round 1 of John Kerins Cup 2020

Cork U20s will play Kerry on Saturday next at 2pm in Tralee.

The team to play has been selected . 

1 Josh O Keeffe Newmarket

2 Bill Curtin Kilshannig

3 Daniel O Mahony Knocknagree

4 Conor Smith Aghabollogue

5 James O Mullane Kilmurry

6 Diarmaid Phelan Aghada

7 Sean Desmond Clondrohid

8 Jack Lawton Argideen Rangers

9 Daniel O Connell Kanturk

10 Jack Murphy Éire Óg

11 Aodhán Ó Luasa Naomh Aban

12 (Capt.) Blake Murphy St. Vincent’s

13 Conor Corbett Clyda Rovers

14 Fionn Herlihy Doheny’s

15 Conor Russell Douglas

16 Cian O Leary Douglas

17 Eoin Lehane Canovee

18 Ciaran O Sullivan Urhan

19 Darragh Cashman Millstreet

20 Ciaran Nyhan Ballinascarthy

21 Eanna O Hanlon Kilshannig

22 Brian Hayes St. Finbarr’s

23 Darragh Hayes Carbery Rangers

24 Gerry O Sullivan Boherbue

25 Colm O Shea Kilshannig

26 Elliot Connolly O Donovan Rossa

27 Kieran Twomey Kilshannig

28 Ian Jennings Kilmacabea

29 Mark Lenihan Buttevant

30 Evan Dodd Canovee


Cork football team to play Tipperary in McGrath Cup

Cork footballers will play Tipperary in Round 2 of McGrath Cup.

The game will take place in Mallow on Thursday 2nd January at 7.30pm.

Team to play

1. Joe Creedon (Iveleary)
2. Shane Hickey (Millstreet)
3. Sean Wilson (Douglas)
4. Sam Ryan (St Finbarrs)
5. Tadhg Corkery (Cill na Martra)
6. Sean Meehan (Kiskeam)
7. Cian Kiely (Ballincollig)
8. Brian Hartnett (Douglas)
9. Thomas Clancy (Clonakilty)
10. Colm Barrett (St Finbarrs)
11. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
12. Peter O Driscoll (Ilen Rovers)
13. Cian Dorgan (Ballincollig)
14. Stephen Sherlock (St Finbarrs)
15. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)
16. Anthony Casey (Kiskeam)
17. Sean Fitzgerald (O Donovan Rossa)
18. Peter Murphy (Bandon)
19. Liam O Donovan (Clonakilty)
20. Colm O’ Callaghan (Eire Og)
21. Ryan Harkin (Mallow)
22. John O’ Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
23. Damien Gore (Kilmacabea)
24. Cathail O Mahony (Mitchelstown)