Cork Hurling team to play Limerick in Munster Senior Hurling League Final

Cork Senior Hurlers will play Limerick on Saturday evening at 7:30pm in LIT Gaelic Grounds Limerick in the final of the Munster Senior Hurling League.


Cork team to play is

1 Patrick Collins Ballinhassig

2 Colm Spillane Castlelyons

3 Eoin Cadogan Douglas

4 Sean O’ Donoghue Inniscarra

5 Chris O’ Leary Valley Rovers

6 Bill Cooper Youghal

7 Damian Cahalane St Finbarrs

8 Ryan Walsh Kanturk

9 Aidan Walsh Kanturk

10 Conor Lehane Midleton

11 Luke Meade Newcestown

12 Sean Twomey Courcey Rovers

13 Jack O’ Connor Sarsfields

14 Seamus Harnedy St. Itas

15 Brian Turnbull Douglas

16 Anthony Nash Kanturk

17 James Keating Kildorrery

18 Tommy O’ Connell Midleton

19 Shane O’ Regan Watergrasshill

20 Eoin Roche Bride Rovers

21 Eoin Carey Kilworth

22 Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers


Cork vs Limerick in Munster Senior Hurling League Final


Cork will play Limerick in the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League Final on Saturday January 11th at 7:30pm in the LIT Gaelic Grounds.

Kevin Jordan from Tipperary has been appointed referee for the game.

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

Cork’s last success in the Munster Senior League was in 2017, Limerick took the honors last in 2018.

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 beat Waterford in Munster SHL

Cork 1-17
Waterford 1-13

Denis Hurley reports from Fraher Field- report from

CORK PROGRESSED TO the final of the Co-Op SuperStores Munster HL as they saw off Waterford by four points at Dungarvan on Sunday afternoon.

A crowd of 2,976 was present at Fraher Field to witness what was typical pre-season fare, with home side Waterford having 16 wides while Cork built on the pre-Christmas win over Kerry. They will face Clare or Limerick in the decider on 12 January.

Points from Conor Lehane and Michael O’Halloran had put Cork 0-3 to 0-1 ahead before Waterford struck for a goal on nine minutes, Kieran Power’s delivery breaking for Stephen Bennett, who set up Patrick Curran for a good finish.

That score was key for much of the half, with Bennett putting Waterford 1-3 to 0-5 ahead on 21, but Cork dominated from there until half-time. Lehane’s third had them level and he put them in front again from a 65, awarded after his goal attempt from a close-range free was repelled.

Then, on 27, Cork moved four ahead as Chris O’Leary’s ball from deep wasn’t dealt with by the home defence, allowing Tommy O’Connell – just on as a blood sub – to latch on to possession and fire home.

Cork might have had another goal just after that following a good move but Nolan smothered O’Halloran’s half-chance. Nevertheless, points from Jack O’Connor (two) and Lehane with his fifth had Cork seven ahead before Waterford responded in added time through Stephen Bennett and Jack Lyons to trail by five.

michael-ohalloran-and-conor-pruntyCork’s Michael O’Halloran in action against Waterford’s Conor Prunty.Source: Ken Sutton/INPHO

The home side should have eaten into that lead on the resumption but were hampered by poor shooting. They did eventually get off the mark through a Curran free on 40 and he added another four minutes later when play was brought back following a Mikey Kearney goal chance that went wide.

While Luke Meade broke Cork’s second-half duck after that, Waterford remained on top and Curran’s fifth brought them within two with 20 minutes left. Robbie O’Flynn and Aidan Walsh looked to have given Cork breathing space again but Waterford couldn’t be shaken and Shane McNulty, Curran and Kevin Moran had points to leave just one in it with nine left.

Ultimately, Waterford were paid to pay for their inaccuracy though as Lehane, Aidan Walsh and O’Connell made the game safe.

Scorers for Cork: Conor Lehane 0-6 (0-3 frees, 0-1 65), Tommy O’Connell 1-1, Jack O’Connor 0-3, Luke Meade, Robbie O’Flynn, Aidan Walsh 0-2 each, Michael O’Halloran 0-1.

Scorers for Waterford: Patrick Curran 1-6 (0-5 frees), Stephen Bennett 0-2 (0-1 free), Shane McNulty, Kevin Moran, Kieran Bennett, Darragh Lyons, Calum Lyons 0-1 each.


1. Ger Collins (Ballinhassig)

2. Seán O’Leary Hayes (Midleton)
4. Eoghan Murphy (Sarsfields)
20. Niall O’Leary (Castlelyons)

5. Chris O’Leary (Valley Rovers)
6. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
18. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarr’s)

8. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
9. Ryan Walsh (Kanturk)

10, Robbie O’Flynn (Erin’s Own)
11. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
12. Seán Twomey (Courcey Rovers)

15. Jack O’Connor (Sarsfields)
14. Michael O’Halloran (Blackrock)
13. Luke Meade (Newcestown)


21. Tommy O’Connell (Midleton) for Twomey (25-half-time, blood)
22. Shane O’Regan (Watergrasshill) for O’Halloran (55)
25. Seán O’Donoghue (Inniscarra) for Ryan Walsh (60)
O’Connell for Lehane (65)
19. David Lowney (Clonakilty) for Cooper (68)


1. Billy Nolan (Roanmore)

4. Shane McNulty (De La Salle)

3. Conor Prunty (Abbeyside)
2. Conor Gleeson (Fourmilewater)

7. Kevin Moran (De La Salle)
6. Kieran Power (Dungarvan)
5. Iarlaith Daly (Lismore)

8. Kieran Bennett (Ballysaggart)
9. Jake Dillon (De La Salle)

12. Jack Fagan (De La Salle)
11. Darragh Lyons (Dungarvan)
10. Neil Montgomery (Abbeyside)

13. Billy Power (Clonea)
14. Stephen Bennett (Ballysaggart)
15. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan)


17. Calum Lyons (Ballyduff Lower) for Daly (35, injured)
20. Mikey Kearney (Ballyduff Upper) for Montgomery (half-time)
23. Jack Prendergast (Lismore) for Fagan (half-time)
18. Tom Barron (Fourmilewater) for Stephen Bennett (53)
21. Shane Ryan (Fourmilewater) for Curran (66)

Referee: John McCormack (Tipperary)

Cork Hurling team to play Waterford in Munster SHL

Cork hurlers travel to Dungarvan on Sunday next for Round 2 of Co-op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League. The game will start at 2pm.

The Cork team to play

1. Ger Collins ( Ballinhassig)
2. Sean O Leary-Hayes (Midleton)
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. Eoghan Murphy (Sarsfields)
5. Chris O Leary (Valley Rovers)
6. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
7. Tim O Mahony (Newtownshandrum)
8. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
9. Ryan Walsh (Kanturk)
10. Robbie O Flynn (Erins Own)
11. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
12. Sean Twomey ( Courcey Rovers)
13. Luke Meade (Newcestown)
14. Michael O’Halloran (Blackrock)
15. Jack O Connor (Sarsfields)
16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
17. Conor O Callaghan (Dromtarriffe)
18. Damian Cahalane (St.Finbarrs)
19. David Lowney (Clonakilty)
20. Niall O Leary (Castlelyons)
21. Tommy O Connell (Midleton)
22. Shane O Regan (Watergrasshill
23. Brian Turnbull (Douglas)
24. Seamus Harnedy (St Itas)
25. Sean O Donoghue (Inniscarra)

Cork vs Waterford in MSHL

Cork hurlers will travel to Waterford in their next game in Co-Op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League.

The game will be played in Dungarvan on Sunday 29th of December with a 2pm start.

Cork’s opening game in the league took place on Friday 20th against Kerry. Cork ran out winners 1-27 to 0-11.


Game information  
Competition Co-Op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League
Round 2nd round
Teams Cork vs Waterford
Venue Fraher Field Dungarvan
Time 2pm
Date December 29th
Referee Referee John McCormack (Tipperary)


Cork beat Kerry in opening Munster SHL

Cork score facile win over Kerry to open Munster League campaign

Report By Therese O’Callaghan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cork 1-27 – 0-11 Kerry

The first game on Kieran Kingston’s return as Cork senior hurling manager was a victorious one at bitterly cold and sometimes wet Mallow tonight.

Youth and experience proved to be a winning combination as they gradually pulled away to see off their neighbours Kerry in the first round of the Co-Op Superstores Munster hurling league.

The straight-forward, and expected, victory in front of 250 spectators sets them up nicely for their final group game away to Waterford Sunday week.

When these two counties met last year in this competition, it resulted in a rare win for the Kingdom. However, there was never any hope of that being repeated.

The more familiar Rebel names of Shane Kingston, Luke Meade, Tim O’Mahony, Seán O’Donoghue and Damien Cahalane successfully backboned Kingston’s side – the manager made one change from the team announced earlier in the day with Shane Kingston replacing Conor Lehane.

Shane Kingston, Sean Twomey, Chris O’Leary, Robbie O’Flynn and Michael O’Halloran all rowed in in the point-taking stakes, while Ryan Walsh secured the only goal of the game six minutes into the second half.

Boss Kingston was obviously delighted with the result, and the overall display.

“We are happy, we had a very young team tonight, some of the lads who are not on our panel but were in for the night. We would have to be happy with their commitment and their attitude. They were trying to do the right thing which is all we can ask for.

“We scored 1-27 and had about 20 wides on top of that. We are a bit rusty. We are only back training a few weeks. We have a lot of gym work done, not a lot of hurling. From that point of view, you would have to be happy with a number of fellas who put their hand up tonight.”

Cork led 0-15 to 0-7 at the interval but they also shot 10 wides to Kerry’s seven. The visitors went toe-to-toe with the hosts for the first quarter, Kingston and Robbie O’Flynn were sharp for Cork while Shane Conway was the pick of the Kerry forwards

Twice Cork came near to goal on the run up to half-time, but Kerry custodian Martin Stackpoole denied Kingston both times. At the other end, Sean O’Donoghue did well to avert the danger near his goalmouth area.

Cork put some distance between the teams approaching the break. Sean Twomey rifling over a brace from distance and O’Flynn landing his third point to give the Rebels a half time lead of eight points.

It was Kerry’s turn to be wasteful in the second half as Cork piled on the pressure. They moved 0-16 to 0-7 ahead before Walsh got through for goal six minutes after the restart. Kerry only added another four points which was testament to a solid Cork rearguard that was headed up by O’Donoghue, O’Leary and Cahalane.

Both sides called in their replacements in the second half. And there was no let up from the winners with Cork’s Mark Coleman also getting in on the scoring act.

Scorers for Cork: S Kingston ( 0-5, 0-1 free), R Walsh (1-2), S Twomey, C O’Leary (0-2 frees) and R O’Flynn( 0-4 each), M O’Halloran (0-3), B Turnbull, M Coleman (0-1 free) (0-2 each), D Cahalane (0-1).

Scorers for Kerry: S Conway 0-7 (0-4 frees), S Nolan, D Collins, G Dooley and D O’Donoghue (0-1 each).

Cork: P Collins; D Lowney, E Murphy, S O’Donoghue; C O’Leary, T O’Mahony, D Cahalane (Capt); B Hennessy, R Walsh; R O’Flynn, S Kingston, S Twomey; L Meade, M O’Halloran, B Turnbull.
Subs: M Coleman for L Meade (half-time), S Óg O’Regan for S Kingston (45), C O’Callaghan for S O’Donoghue (50), E Roche for T O’Mahony (53 inj), B Roche for R O’Flynn (58).

Kerry: M Stackpoole; S Weir, B Murphy (Capt), E Murphy; D Shanahan, F Mackessy, T O’Connor; S Nolan, D Hunt; S Conway, D Collins, G Dooley; J Conway, M Leane, M Slattery.
Subs: P Lucid for D Shanahan (half-time), M Lenihan for S Nolan (half-time), S McElligott for M Slattery (52), D O’Donoghue for J Conway (58), F O’Sullivan for G Dooley (61).

Referee: John O’Halloran (Limerick)

Cork Team VS Kerry in Munster Senior Hurling League

Cork play Kerry tonight in Mallow at 7:30pm in their opening game of the Co-op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League.

Cork Team to play

1. Patrick Collins Ballinhassig

2. David Lowney Clonakilty

3. Eoghan Murphy Sasrfields

4. Sean O’ Donoghue Inniscarra

5. Chris O’ Leary Valley Rovers

6. Tim O’ Mahony Newtownshandrum

7. Damian Cahalane St Finbarrs

8. Billy Hennessy St Finbarrs

9. Ryan Walsh Kanturk

10. Robbie O’ Flynn Erins Own

11. Conor Lehane Midleton

12. Sean Twoney Courcey Rovers

13. Luke Meade Newcestown

14. Michael O’ Halloran Blackrock

15. Brian Turnbull Douglas

16. Shane Hurley St Finbarrs

17. Conor O’ Callaghan Dromtarriffe

18. Eoin Roche Bride Rovers

19. Mark Coleman Blarney

20. Shane Kingston Douglas

21. Brian Roche Bride Rovers