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 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


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).