Cork Intermediate & Junior A Championship Groups and Dates

Intermediate
Group A Group B
Bantry Blues Clonakilty
Rosscarbery Araglen Desmonds Buí
Beara Glanmire
Donoughmore
Fixture Dates
Round 1 25th July
Round 2 3rd August
Round 3 8th August
Semi Finals 22nd August
Final 5th September
Junior A
Valley Rovers
Abhainn Dalla
Dromtarriffe
Naomh Aban
Douglas
Dohenys
Fixture Dates
Round 1 25th July
Round 2 3rd August
Round 3 8th August
Round 4 15th August
Round 5 22nd August
Final 5th September

Cork Junior B,C,D & E Championship Draws

Junior B
Group A Group B
Midleton Watergrasshill
Bishopstown Funcheon Gaels
O’Donovan Rossa St. Vals B
Castlehaven Courcey Rovers
Mourneabbey   B
Fixture Dates
Round 1 26th July
Round 2 4th August
Round 3 9th August
Round 4 16th August
Round 5 23rd August
Semi Finals 6th September
Final 19th September
Junior C
Group A Group B
Carrigaline Mallow
Erins Own Tadhg Mac Carthaigh
Nemo Rangers St.Colums
St. Peters Bride Rovers B
Fixture Dates
Round 1 26th July
Round 2 9th August
Round 3 23rd August
Semi Finals 6th September
Final 19th September
Junior D
Group A Group B
Rockban Fermoy B
Passage Gabriel Rangers/Muintir Bhaire
Glanmire B Ballinora
Lisgoold St. Michaels
Dohenys B Eire Óg B
Fixture Dates
Round 1 26th July
Round 2 4th August
Round 3 9th August
Round 4 16th August
Round 5 23rd August
Semi Finals 6th September
Final 12th September
Junior E
Group A Group B
Knocknagree Macroom
Naomh Fionnbarra Ballincollig
Bandon Kilshannig
Carrigtwohill Keelnameela
Dripsey Grenagh
Fixture Dates
Round 1  31st July
Round 2 7th August
Round 3 14th August
Round 4 21st August
Round 5 28th  August
Semi Finals 13th September
Final 27th September

Cork 13/15 a Side Grade A,B & C Championship Groups and Dates

13/15 a Side A
Kinsale B
Rosscarbery B
Douglas B
Clonakilty B
Dohenys B
Inch B
Fixture Dates
Round 1 31st  July
Round 2 14th  August
Round 3 21st August
Round 4 5th September
Round 5 13th September
Final 26th September
13/15 a Side B
Group A Group B
Castlehaven B Clann Na Gael
Glanmire C Nemo Rangers B
O’Donovan Rossa B Bishopstown B
Ballyphehane Ballinhassig
Youghal
Fixture Dates
Round 1  31st July
Round 2 14th August
Round 3 21st August
Round 4 5th September
Round 5 13th September
Semi Finals 24th September
Final 3rd October
13/15 a Side C
St.Colmans
Ibane Ladies
Shamrocks
Mayfield
Ballygarvan
Cobh
Cloyne
Fixture Dates
Round 1 31st  July
Round 2 7th  August
Round 3 14th August
Round 4 21st August
Round 5 5th September
Round 6 13th September
Round 7 26th September
Final 3rd October

Cork U14 Team Marathon Special on 13th May

Cork u14 ladies Gaelic Football team Marathon Special with social distancing across the county on 13th of May 2020

 

3 divisional teams….

 

3 Marathons,

 

1 day,

 

 1 team, 1 county….

 

The Cork U14 Ladies Football team are completing 3 full Marathons in 1 day.

All the U14 Panel and Management have been split into divisional groups to run in their own areas of the county on the same day.

These teams are Mid cork, West/North and East Cork.

Team Names.

Mid Cork Rocky Rangers…

West and North Cork shooting Stars…

East Cork Road Runners…

 

The girls would love your support in this challenge and would encourage all U14 clubs in the county to do the same to keep motivated during lockdown.

U21 County Championship Draws

                        U21A County Championship

Quarter Finals

  1. Mourneabbey    v     St. Vals
  2. Kinsale               v    Aghada
  3. Valley Rovers    v    Eire Óg
  4. Glanmire            v    Douglas

Semi Finals

1              v              2

4              v              3

 

                        U21B County Championship

Quarter Finals

  1. Naomh Aban v    Fermoy
  2. Inch Rovers   v    O’Donovan Rossa
  3. Bantry              v    Carrigaline
  4. Bride Rovers Bye

Semi Finals

1             v              2

3             v              4

 

                       U21C County Championship

1st Round

  1. Mallow                               v    Nemo Rangers
  2. Ballinora                            v    Bishopstown
  3. Dromtarriffe                     v    Rockbán
  4. Castlehaven                      v    Clonakilty
  5. Kilshannig                         v    Passage West
  6. Midleton                             v    Dohenys
  7. Araglen Desmonds Buí  v    Rosscarbery
  8. Knocknagree Bye

Quarter Finals

  •   A.                     1         v            2
  •   B.                     4         v             3
  •   C.                     6         v              5
  •   D.                    8          v             7

Semi Finals

B             v              A

C            v              D

 

                   U21D County Championship

1st Round

  1. Ballinhassig                                 v    Macroom
  2. Gabriel Rangers/Muintir Bhaire v    Grenagh
  3. Marys                                             v    Watergrasshill
  4. Clann na Gael                              v  St  Colums
  5. Bandon                                          v   Naomh Fionnbarra
  6. Mayfield                                         v   St. Peters
  7. Ballincollig                                    v   Banteer
  8. Abhainn Dalla Bye

Quarter Finals

A.      1          v              2

B.      3          v              4

C.      5          v              6

D.     8         v              7

 

Semi Finals

B             v              A

D             v              C

Cork U14s begin title defense on Saturday

CORK U14s TITLE DEFENSE

Cork U14s set out to defend their All Ireland “A” title this Saturday 22nd of February in Mallow. The format in Munster will be the same as last year, with a series of  blitz being held where the counties will eventually be graded before progressing to the various All Ireland competition grades. On Saturday Cork will play both Waterford and Tipperary and will be Captained by Liadh McMahon of St. Vals.

 

 

 

Mallow GAA Complex: Cork

11:00am Cork v Tipperary

12:15pm Cork v Waterford

1:30pm Waterford v Tipperary

 

Cork hold on for huge win over arch-rivals Dublin to strengthen grip atop league table

Cork 0-8

Dublin 1-4

Daire Walsh reports from Croke Park

REIGNING CHAMPIONS CORK strengthened their grip at the top of the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 table when they held off a late rally from All-Ireland champions Dublin at a rain-swept Croke Park.

The ever-dependable Orla Finn kicked five points for the visitors, while Hannah Looney also chipped with 0-2 during an industrious display in very difficult conditions.

Carla Rowe led the way with 1-2 for Dublin but despite enjoying a late flourish, they fell to their first loss of the campaign.

Cork, after dropping some early shots into the hands of Dublin goalkeeper Ciara Trant, took the lead through centre-back Melissa Duggan’s fifth minute point.

While they didn’t always capitalise on the opportunities that fell their way, a brace from the reliable Finn extended the lead for Ephie Fitzgerald’s charges. Rowe kicked the hosts into gear with a two-point salvo, but Cork subsequently reinforced their authority.

Finn registered 0-13 when the Munster side overcame Dublin in last year’s league semi-final and she split the posts at the end of an intricate attacking move before adding a routine free on 24 minutes to make it 0-5 to 0-2 for Cork at the break.

Maire O’Callaghan and Looney were combining to good effect in midfield, and it was the latter who took the charge when the action resumed.

The Aghada star landed points from play with side of another Finn free to give Cork a firm control of the proceedings.

Dublin, despite struggling to impose their attacking game against a watertight Cork defence, received a lifeline midway in the third quarter when Rowe slotted home a penalty into the bottom right corner of the net after a foul on Oonagh Whyte.

Five-time All Star Lyndsey Davey was simultaneously introduced off the bench for her seasonal return as Mick Bohan’s side, who secured their sole league title in 2018, looked set for a big finish to the contest.

And they certainly ramped up the pressure on the league champions in a frenetic finish with Hannah O’Neill and Davey shooting points.

But they were unable to draw level with a free from Rowe in the dying moments drifting wide as Cork held on for victory.

The win comes as a big one for the Rebels, with the league going to a straight final this year.

 

Scorers for Cork: O Finn 0-5 (4f), H Looney 0-2, M Duggan 0-1.

Scorers for Dublin: C Rowe 1-2 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), H O’Neill, L Davey 0-1 each.

Cork: M O’Brien; M Ambrose, R Phelan, S Leahy; L O’Mahony, M Duggan, A Hutchings; M O’Callaghan, H Looney; O Farmer, Á O’Sullivan, L Cleary; L Coppinger, S Noonan, O Finn.

Subs: B O’Sullivan for Cleary, S O’Leary for Noonan (both h-t), K Quirke for Coppinger (40), S Kiely for Leahy (48), E Kiely for Farmer (50), C O’Callaghan for Phelan (64).

Dublin: C Trant; É Rutledge, M Ní Scanaill, N Collins; O Nolan, M Byrne, L Caffrey; L Magee, J Dunne; K Sullivan, S Woods, C Rowe; N Sweeney, H O’Neill, C O’Connor.

Subs: O Whyte for Sullivan (22), N Hetherton for Magee (34), R McDonnell for Sweeney, L Davey for Whyte (both 45), L Kane for Woods (58).

Referee: Niall McCormack (Laois).

Brace of goals from Áine O’Sullivan gives Cork the points in all-Munster clash

LIDL NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1

Cork 2-11

Tipperary 1-6

By Paul Carroll

In Ardfinnan

 

Reigning champions Cork proved too strong for Tipperary in their Lidl National Football League Division 1 clash at Ardfinnan with goals in each half from Áine O’Sullivan the difference between the sides.

Ephie Fitzgerald’s side continued their perfect start to the campaign with an impressive performance and a comfortable win over their neighbours.

Caitlin Kennedy’s goal had kept Tipperary in touch after a bright start from Cork, but Áine O’Sullivan’s strike before the interval settled the defending champions.

Despite playing into a strong breeze in the first-half, it was Tipperary’s Roisin Daly who opened the scoring with a well worked point. However, the breeze saw play based largely in the Tipp half for the next ten minutes and Cork made the most of their territorial advantage.

In this ten-minute period, Cork tagged on five unanswered points, three of which came from the boot of freetaker Orla Finn, while Laura O’Mahony and Bríd O’Sullivan also found the target.

Tipperary answered back in the 12th minute when midfielder Caitlin Kennedy struck a superb goal into the top corner to close the gap to a point. However, it was Cork who dominated possession to round off the half, with points from Saoirse Noonan and Finn, before Áine O’Sullivan fired their key goal five minutes from the break.

Cork took a 1-8 to 1-2 lead in at half-time as Aishling Moloney tried to keep Tipp in touch, and last year’s Intermediate Player of the Year kicked another score at the start of the second half which closed the gap to five.

Moloney played a traditional full-forward role in the second half and she continued to impress with wonderfully struck points off the right boot to put just two points between the sides.

Protecting their lead against the breeze, Cork found it difficult to gain possession in the Tipperary half and it wasn’t until ten minutes from time that the champions got their first point of the half from the accurate Finn.

A five-minute flurry saw Cork add a further two points from substitute Sadhbh O’Leary and Áine O’Sullivan, before O’Sullivan put the tie out of Tipperary’s reach with her second goal four minutes from time.

Scorers – Cork: A O’Sullivan 2-1, O Finn 0-5 (3f), B O’Sullivan 0-1, L O’Mahony 0-1, S Noonan 0-1, M O Callaghan 0-1, S O Leary 0-1.

Tipperary: A Moloney 0-5 (2f), C Kennedy 1-0, R Daly 0-1.

CORK: M O’Brien; M Ambrose, R Phelan; S Leahy; L O’Mahony, M Duggan, A Hutchings; M O’Callaghan, H Looney; L Coppinger, B O’Sullivan, L Cleary; Á O’Sullivan, S Noonan, O Finn. Subs: S O Leary for Coppinger (h-t), O Farmer for B O’Sullivan (h-t), S Kelly for Cleary (h-t), A Kelleher for Leahy (46), E Mullins for Looney (50), K Quirke for Noonan (52).

TIPPERARY:  L Fitzpatrick; E Moore, L Spillane, E Cronin; M Curley, B Condon, S Lambert; L Dillon, C Kennedy; O Winston, E Morrissey, R Daly; S McKevitt, A Moloney, N Hayes. Subs: M Creedon for Dillon (46), K Davey for McKevitt (46), K Cunningham for Winston (50), M Heffernan for Daly (50), A Carey for Kennedy (55), E McCarthy for Moloney (55).

Ref – Niall McCormack (Laois).

Classy Finn points the way as champions Cork launch their Lidl NFL defence with a convincing victory

Cork 1-9

Westmeath 0-6

By RORY NOONAN

On an historic day at Páirc Uí Chaoimh the Cork ladies footballers got the defence of their Lidl National Football League title off to a winning start thanks largely to Orla Finn’s early flurry of scores.

This league clash against Westmeath was the first time the Cork senior ladies played a competitive game at the Páirc and the home side were determined not to come out on the wrong side of the scoreline.

Cork were five points clear at half-time, but a strong third quarter from Sean Finnegan’s side meant they needed three late scores to make sure of victory.

Finn wrote her own little bit of history as she got the first score in a competitive ladies football game at the venue to put Cork in front in the second minute. She added their second after eight minutes as the home side were dominating the early exchanges.

Two minutes later and Finn kicked her third point as Westmeath were finding it difficult to get the ball out of their own half, and her fourth soon followed.

Leona Archibold finally got Westmeath on the scoreboard from a 13th minute free, but Cork continued to dominate and Laura O’Mahony scored from distance to keep them four points to the good.

From the re-start Cork regained possession and this time it was Eimer Scally who wrote herself into the history books. She latched onto a loose ball in the Westmeath defence to become the first ladies footballer to score a goal at the stadium, a score that made it 1-5 to 0-1 after 18 minutes. Unfortunately for Scally and Cork she went off injured just before half-time.

However Cork won’t be happy how they finished the first-half, as they failed to score again after Scally’s goal. Rachel Dillon and Lucy McCartan pointed for Westmeath to reduce the deficit and it took a great block from Ashling Hutchings to deny them a goal.

Vicky Carr played McCartan in but her goal-bound effort was well blocked by Hutchings to see Cork lead 1-5 to 0-3 at half-time.

Scores were few and far between in the second-half with both sides tiring. Finn extended Cork’s lead before Jo Hanna Maher pulled a point back for Westmeath.

It took a great last ditch tackle from Dillon to deny Cork a goal, before Aoife Connolly was on target for the visitors, to make it 1-6 to 0-5.

With ten minutes remaining Caoimhe O’Callaghan was sin-binned for Cork for persistent fouling, but her side continued to dominate, and three quick points from Finn, Laura Cleary and Ciara McCarthy made sure of the win.

There was one last kick from Westmeath as Connolly got the last score of the game, but there was no stopping Cork as they got the defence of their title off to a winning start.

Scorers – Cork: O Finn 0-6 (4f), E Scally 1-0, L O’Mahony 0-1, C McCarthy 0-1, L Cleary 0-1.

Westmeath: A Connolly 0-2 (2f), L Archibold 0-1 (1f), R Dillon 0-1, L McCartan 0-1, J H Maher 0-1.

CORK: M O’Brien; M Ambrose, R Phelan, C O’Callaghan; L O’Mahony, A Hutchings, M Duggan; M O’Callaghan, H Looney; A O’Sullivan, L Coppinger, O Finn; S O’Leary, S Noonan, E Scally.Subs: B O’Sullivan for Scally (28), O Farmer for A O’Sullivan (h-t), L Cleary for O’Leary (45), C McCarthy for Coppinger (53), E Cleary for Finn (60).

WESTMEATH: L McCormack; R Dillon; K McDermott, L Power; F Coyle, F Claffey, A Roche; J Maher, V Carr; T Dillon, L Archibold, L McCartan; J Draper, S McCormack, A Dolan. Subs: S Dolan for Draper (15), L Slevin for McCormack (28), A Connolly for Dolan (40), A Sheerin for Slevin (47), G Halligan for T Dillon (59), K Hegarty for McCartan (60), C Thornton for Archibold (60).

Ref – Seamus Mulvihill (Kerry).