Upcoming League Semi Finals & Finals

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Senior A League

Fixture:    Semi Final

Teams:     Courcey Rovers v St. Catherines

Venue:     Ballinspittle

Date:        Wednesday 25.05.2016

Time:        8:00pm

 

Fixture:    Semi Final

Teams:     Inniscarra v Douglas

Venue:     Inniscarra

Date:        Wednesday 25.05.2016

Time:        7:30pm

 

Senior B

 

Senior B League

Fixture:    Semi Final

Teams:     Valley Rovers v Clonakilty

Venue:     Brinny

Date:        Thursday 26.05.2016

Time:        7.30pm 

Ref:          Andy Larkin

 

Fixture:    Semi Final

Teams:     Eire  Og v  Kilbrittain/Timoleague

Venue:     Ovens (Eire Og)

Date:        Saturday 28.05.2016

Time:        7.00pm 

Ref           Cathal Egan

 

Intermediate

Intermediate League 

Fixture:    FINAL

Teams:     Blackrock V Enniskeane

Venue:     Castle Road

Date:        Sunday 29.05.2016

Time:        7:00pm

 

Junior A Final

Junior A League

Fixture:    FINAL

Teams:     Banteer V Na Piarsaigh

Venue:     Castle Road

Date:        Friday 27.05.2016

Time:        7:30pm

 

Junior B

Junior B League

Fixture:    Semi Final

Teams:     Cobh V Charleville

Venue:     Cobh

Date:        Wednesday 25.06.2016

Time:        7.30pm 

 

Fixture:   Semi Final

Teams:    Ballyhea v Ballincollig

Venue:    Ballyhea

Date:       Thursday 26.05.2016

Time:       7.30pm 

Junior C

Junor C League

Fixture:   FINAL

Teams:    Ballinora V Castlelyons

Venue:    Castle Road

Date:       Tuesday 31.05.2016

Time:       7.30pm 

Munster Camogie Final 2016

Cork retain Munster title after an epic encounter with Limerick

Shirley Moloney, Cork County PRO

As thunder roared overhead and the cheering of the crowd, already on the edge of their seats, reverberated around the grounds it all intensified the trojan efforts of both Cork and Limerick to take the spoils on offer at Kilmallock GAA grounds yesterday afternoon. 

With time up, the sides level, and extra time looming it was the deft stick work of 2 time All-star and All Ireland medal winning Katrina Mackey who struck over two fine points to seal the deal for Cork, and see them crowned Munster Champions for the fourth time in a row and the 59th time on the roll of honour list.

It was Niamh Mulcahy who opened the scoring for Limerick with a placed ball inside the opening minute of the game.  Mulcahy, who was on fine form from placed balls over the hour accounted for eight of the ten Limerick scores, and as a result, kept power in the treaty womens cause for a title.  It took Cork seven minutes to open their account with a pointed free from Orla Cotter.  Limerick quickly responded through a point from Fiona Hickey, before Mulcahy and Cotter exchanged frees.  Cotter added two more points from frees to draw Cork level, before sticking over a great point from an offload by Orla Cronin who was coming more and more into the game to see Cork take the lead on the 25 minute mark.  However, a goal by Katrina Mackey, which would have come a pivotal point in the game, was disallowed and brought back for a 20 yard free for an infringement as she went through on goal.  Eimear O’Sullivan added her name to the score sheet with a fine long range effort against the breeze, however, Limerick now behind by three saw corner forward Chloe O’Brien tack on a nice point from a tight angle to keep the pressure on Cork.  Mackey struck for a lovely point on the run to once again put three between the sides before Niamh Mulcahy pulled it back to just one through a point from play quickly followed by one from a placed ball to leave the half time score at Cork 0-07, Limerick 0-06.

With both defences proving difficult to earn scores from it took Orla Cronin three minutes to open the scoring in the second half after she found her range from an Amy O’Connor pass.  Another great point from Cronin quickly followed, when under pressure out by the sideline, she found the posts to put three between the sides.  On 36 minutes Mulcahy pointed the first 45 of the game to close the gap to just two.  However, with Mulcahy uncharacteristically missing two placed balls from close range, albeit one being a tight angle, it was her third attempt in as many minutes that clawed Limerick to within a point of Cork to make it a one point game for the fourth time in the match.  With scores hard to come by the Cork attack had to recycle many times due to the fierce determination of the Limerick defence before Orla Cronin penetrated the defence to point and see Cork two clear with two minutes on the clock.  Not to be outdone Limerick piled on the pressure and came away with a 45 metre free that Mulcahy slotted over to keep the Limerick challenge alive and with Mulcahy stepping up to level it with a pointed free on 54 the game was well and truly going down to the wire.  With time up and both sides grappling to gain a victory Cork missed numerous frees through Cotter, Cronin, O’Connor and Murray coming forward from goals in an attempt to secure a pointed free all to no avail.  It was to be 65 minutes before the stalemate ended after player of the game Briege Corkery got a vital block down in the middle of the pitch which was collected by Thompson who picked out Mackey and she wasn’t left wanting when she slotted over to put Cork one ahead before she struck again a minute later to add another great point to her haul and with it, victory for Cork.  Final score Cork 0-12, Limerick 0-10.

 

Scorers:            

Cork: O. Cotter 0-05 (0-04f), O. Cronin, K. Mackey 0-03 each, E. O’Sullivan 0-01

Limerick: N. Mulcahy 0-08 (0-05f, 0-0245), F. Hickey, C. O’Brien 0-01 each.

Teams:             

Cork: A. Murray, R. Buckley, L. Treacy, L. Coppinger, Méabh Cahalane, G. O’Connor, P. Mackey, O.

Cotter, A. Thompson (c), E. O’Sullivan, O. Cronin, H. Looney, A. O’Connor, B. Corkery, K. Mackey.

Limerick: C. Keating, M. McCarthy, M. Creamer, J. Mulcahy, K. O’Leary, N. Richardson, F. Hickey, S.

Enright, N. Mulcahy, D. Murphy, M. O’Callaghan, C. Costelloe, C. O’Brien, N. Ryan, R. Noonan.

 

Referee:            Martin O’Shea, Tipperary

Munster Champions 2016 - Cork

Munster Champions 2016 – Cork

Jerry O'Sullivan Munster GAA Chairman presenting Breige Corkery with the Player of the Game award

Jerry O’Sullivan Munster GAA Chairman presenting Breige Corkery with the Player of the Game award

Cork captain Ashling Thomspon receiving the Munster Championship cup

Cork captain Ashling Thomspon receiving the Munster Championship cup

Munster Junior & Senior Championships

Cork power into Munster Final with impressive win over Tipperary

Shirley Moloney, PRO, Cork Camogie.

Cork sent out a strong message through their impressive performance in this Munster Championship semi-final tie against Tipperary played at Castle Road on Sunday afternoon May 8th

Even though it took Cork 11 minutes to register their first score through a Katrina Mackey point, there was no denying that this Cork outfit meant business when they meticulously disposed of Tipperary in clinical style on a fast and slippery surface in Castle Road. 

Nicole Walsh was unerring in her free taking for Tipperary and opened the scoring with a well taken point from play before adding another two through pointed frees.  When Sarah Fryday pointed from play it left Tipperary three points ahead of Cork inside the opening quarter.  However after a brace of points from Amy O’Connor and Orla Cotter, Cork drew level on the 20 minute mark.  Tipperary registered one more point from a Nicole Walsh dead ball on the 21st minute before Cork racked up four unanswered points from the notable Eimear O’Sullivan, Orla Cotter from a placed ball and two from the industrious Katrina Mackey operating a right half forward to leave the half time score at 0-09 to 0-05 in favour of Cork.

Cork really got into their stride in the second half, and played a very impressive running game that really put it up to Tipperary.  The Tipperary defense struggled with the relentless wave of Cork attack.  An attack that started deep and worked its way forward through great teamwork and support and witnessed Cork outscore Tipperary 2-08 to 1-05 in the second half.   With Cork dominating all over the pitch they racked up five unanswered points in a five minute spell before Amy O’Connor blasted to the back of net on the 49th minute to leave the score 1-16 to 0-07.  No sooner than Amy O’Connor rattled the net for the first goal of the game, Breige Corkery poached a goal of her own.  After Sabrina Larkin batted down a high testing ball delivered in from long range by Ashling Thompson Corkery coolly slotted the sliothar back past Larkin to add to Corks tally.  Cork introduced Finola Neville, Leanne O’Sullivan and Katelyn Hickey to replace the dual starts of Hannah Looney, Rena Buckley and Breige Corkery after their remarkable victory over Mayo in the National Football League final the day before.  Cork also introduced Aoife Murray in place of Amy Lee between the posts after she announced last week that she was ‘un’retiring!  Tippearary added a further 1-02 before Katrina Mackey closed out the scoring to see Cork through to a place against Limerick in the Munster final in two weeks’ time.  Final score Cork 2-17, Tipperary 1-10.

Teams:                

Cork: A. Lee, P. Mackey, L. Treacy, L. Coppinger, R. Buckley, G. O’Connor, M. Cahalane, H. Looney, A. Thompson, E. O’Sullivan, O. Cronin, K. Mackey, A. O’Connor, O. Cotter, B. Corkery.

Subs: F. Neville for H. Looney (50 mins), L. O’Sullivan for R. Buckley (52 mins), K. Hickey for B. Corkery (53 mins) and A. Murray for A. Lee (56 mins)

Tipperary: S. Larkin, JA. Bourke, A. Eviston, C. Walsh, A. McGrath, C. Maher, G. Grace, E. Fryday, M. Teehan, R. Cahill, S. Fryday, Mary Ryan, Megan Ryan, N. Walsh, R. Howard.

Subs: M. Campion for S. Fryday (44 mins), S. Quirke for R. Howard (55 mins).

Scorers:       

Cork: A. O’Connor 1-02, B. Corkery 1-0, O. Cotter 0-06 (0-04f), K. Mackey 0-04, A. Thompson & E. O’Sullivan 0-02, H. Looney 0-01.

Tipperary: N. Walsh 1-06 (1-0f, 0-04f, 0-0145), S. Fryday, A. McGrath, M. Ryan, M. Campion 0-01 each.

Referee:        Philip Dee, Limerick

Next up:        Munster Final v Limerick on Saturday May 21st.  Venue and time TBC. 

 

Laura Treacy in action against Tipperary photo - Ryan Milestone Photography.

Laura Treacy in action against Tipperary photo – Ryan Milestone Photography.

Hannah Looney under pressure from Tipperary in Munster Championship semi final.  photo - Ryan Milestone Photography.

Hannah Looney under pressure from Tipperary in Munster Championship semi final. photo – Ryan Milestone Photography.

Cork Senior team v Tipperary in Munster Semi Final photo - Ryan Milestone Photography.

Cork Senior team v Tipperary in Munster Semi Final photo – Ryan Milestone Photography.

Ashling Thompson leads out Cork in Munster Championship semi final v Tipperary.  photo - Ryan Milestone Photography.

Ashling Thompson leads out Cork in Munster Championship semi final v Tipperary. photo – Ryan Milestone Photography.

Munster Junior Championship Final 2016

Cork 1-11 Clare 0-8

Played in South Liberties GAA Club in Limerick with an early thrown in time of 1pm, it was all Clare in the opening half with Sixmilebridge midfielder Emma Kennedy opening the scoring after 2 minutes. She continued to dominate the area and popped over a further point, assisting her wing forward Laura Foley to put it 0-3 to 0-0 after 10 mins.  It took longer for Cork to settle with little ball to work with, it was Mallow’s Michelle Browne who opened the rebel’s account with a point from play.  However further points from Emma Kennedy, Aine O’Loughlin and Sinead Power had the banner in command approaching the 20 minute mark, before Cork started to battle back with points from Erin Looney, and Christine O’Neill leaving it a one point game at half time Clare 0-6 Cork 0-5.

The second half saw a different Cork take to the pitch and Donie Daly must have had some words at half time as they completely dominated proceedings with Clare scoring only twice in this half with points from Lauren Solan and Amy Barrett.  Cork had scorers all over the pitch with Aisling Wallace, Christine O’Neill and Sarah Burke making no mistake when opportunites arose, and when Michelle Browne poked home a goal mouth scramble into the net, the writing was on the wall.  Clare battled hard, had their chances for goals, but player of the match, Glen Rovers Lydia Cunningham held firm with a great full back display.  Cork ran out winners to claim back the Munster Junior Championship for 2016, with Newcestown’s Therese McCarthy accepting the cup of behalf of all involved with the team.

Cork: J.Swayne, N.D.Collins, L.Cunningham, C.O’Keefe, N.Doherty, J.O’Leary, E.Sharpe, T.McCarthy, C.Murphy, C.O’Neill (0-1(f),0-1) E.Looney (0-1(f), 0-2), E.Flanagan, A.Wallace (0-1), M.Browne (1-4), S.Burke (0-1)

Clare: R.Keating, D.Considine, A.Ryan, A.Keogh, A.Barrett (0-1), C.Grogan, C.McMahon, C.Doyle, E.Kennedy (0-2(f) 0-1), C.Foudy, E.Duggan, L.Foley (0-1), A.O’Loughlin (0-1), L.Solan (0-1), S.Power (0-1)

Referee: Pat Sheehy, Kerry

Player of the Game Lydia Cunningham

Player of the Game Lydia Cunningham

Munster Junior Champions - Cork

Munster Junior Champions – Cork

Cork Captain Therese McCarthy

Cork Captain Therese McCarthy

County Minor League Finals

St. Finbarrs hold off brave Na Piarsaigh Challenge

Shirley Moloney, County PRO.

A nine point scoring haul from Cork Minor and St. Finbarrs full forward Keeva McCarthy helped the southsiders hold onto a narrow lead over their northside counterparts Na Piarsaigh in the Minor B League final played at a wet and misty Castle Road this afternoon.

Even though it was Na Piarsaigh who started livelier, three unanswered points from St. Finbarrs, two from the stick of McCarthy and one from Aisling Shannon settled St. Finbarrs into their stride and a three point lead.  Their lead, however, was short lived after an Emily Buckley 45 metre free sailed all the way to the roof of the net, and two minutes later saw them take a one point lead through a well taken Emily O’Sullivan point.  A brace of points from Keeva McCarthy put St. Finbarrs back in front and, with it open up a three point lead as half time approached.   

On the resumption, Keeva McCarthy slotted over a point from a placed ball to give St. Finbarrs a four point lead 0-8 to 1-01.  Na Piarsaigh weren’t going to make it all plain sailing for The Barrs, and through an on form Emily Buckley they registered a brace of points to close the gap to just one point on the 40 minute mark.  Five minutes later it was Emily O’Sullivan who struck for the equaliser and with 15 minutes left on the clock the battle for the title was well and truly on.   Aisling Shannon pointed to edge St. Finbarrs in front before Na Piarsaigh won a penalty after Kelsey O’Donovan was brought down en route to goal.  The resultant Emily Buckley penalty was shot over the bar to tie the game and let The Barrs off the hook.  St. Finbarrs responded quickly and notched up two points through Keeva McCarthy to open up a precarious two point lead.  The southsiders managed to hold the two point lead for the three minutes to the final whistle to run out worthy winners after being pushed all the way by a very resilient Na Piarsaigh side.  Final score St. Finbarrs 0-11, Na Piarsaigh 1-06.

St. Finbarrs: O. Keane, A. O’Mahony, A. Egan (c), Chloe Cotter, Ciara Cotter, G. Cahalane, R. O’Sullivan, C. Keating, A. Shannon, T. Callanan, I. Keegan, M. Fitzpatrick, N. Hayes, K. McCarthy, B. Mupada.       

Subs: N. Rooney for N. Hayes (44mins), L. McCarthy for I. Keegan (50 mins), T.  Sweeney for T. Callanan (58 mins) T. Callanan for G. Cahalane (59 mins).

Na Piarsaigh: K. Murphy, C. Tobin, S. Warren, K. O’Connor, H. Fitton, L. Twohig, S. O’Donovan, E. Buckley, C. Buckley, E. O’Sullivan, K. O’Donovan, C. McCarthy, C. Coleman, C. O’Connor, E. Guest.

Subs: E. Dunlea for C. O’Connor (54 mins). 

Scorers:          

St. Finbarrs: K. McCarthy 0-9 (0-3f, 0-145), A. Shannon and M. Fitzpatrick 0-1 each.

Na Piarsaigh: E. Buckley 1-4 (1-045, 0-2f, 0-1pen, 0-145), E. O’Sullivan 0-2

Referee:          Cathal Egan, Glen Rovers

St. Finbarrs Minor B League Champions 2016

St. Finbarrs Minor B League Champions 2016

St. Finbarrs captain Aisling Egan receiving the plaque from County Chairperson Mary McSweeney

St. Finbarrs captain Aisling Egan receiving the plaque from County Chairperson Mary McSweeney

Milford-Ballyhea reign supreme over Sarsfields

Shirley Moloney, County PRO.

The second game down for decision at Castle Road this afternoon proved to be a tamer affair with Milford-Ballyhea taking charge of the Minor A League decider with an impressive win over a tentative Sars side. 

Inside three minutes Milford-Ballyhea had rattled the back of the Sarsfields net through a well-executed goal from Limerick intercounty star Laura Stack even though it was Sars who opened the scoring in the second minute through a Lucy Kelly pointed 45 metre free.  On the 11th minute Roisin Killeen slotted over a 45 metre free to increase the lead for the North Cork outfit to three points.  It was to be over 10 minutes again before any score was registered through Laura Stack and the equally impressive Rachel Harty raising white flags for Milford-Ballyhea.  Sarsfields failed to return any activity on the scoreboard as Milford-Ballyhea’s Roisin Killeen ably marshalled the defense.  Sars missed several opportunities from placed balls before Donna Kerrigan pointed in the 24th minute and Edel Lonergan put over a 45 metre free to leave just 3 points in it at the half way mark,  Sarsfields 0-03, Milford-Ballyhea 1-03.

The fire power duo of Laura Stack and Rachel Harty were proving a lively attack to curtail, and it was Stack who pointed in the 32nd minute before Harty struck for a goal in the 39th minute to stretch the Milford-Ballyhea lead to 7 points.  The Sars outfit battled on with Meabh Mullins and Chloe Dundon trading points before Mullins struck for goal, and with it a small lifeline for Sars in the 52nd minute.  With the gap closed to four points and only two minutes of normal time remaining the Sarsfields rally was too little too late, and two Lucy Kelly points, one from the dead ball and one from play weren’t enough to pull it back from the brink for Sarsfields.  As time ran out for Sarsfields to mount any further challenge Milford-Ballyhea ran out winners on a scoreline of 2-05 to 1-06.

Sarsfield: M.Lynch, J. Lyons, C. O’Sullivan, G. Jones, K. Lyons, E. Lonergan, L. Kelly, R.McCarthy, S. Costello, E. Twomey, M. Mullins, D. Kerrigan, A. O’Brien.          

Subs: R. Morgan for S. Costello (45mins), R. O’Mahony for R. McCarthy (48 mins),          

Milford-Ballyhea: C. Keogh, A. Galvin, R. O’Connor, M. Fitzgibbon, R. Killeen, J. Hooper, MC Carroll (c), B. Flanagan, C. Dundon, R. Harty, L. Stack, E. O’Callaghan, A. Cronin.

Subs: S. Sheehan for C. Dundon (45 mins).

Scorers:

Sarsfield: M. Mullins 1-01, L. Kelly 0-4 (0-245, 0-1f), D. Kerrigan 0-1

Milford-Ballyhea: L. Stack 1-02, R. Harty 1-01, C. Dundon 0-1, R. Killeen 0-1 (0-145)

Referee:          Dave O’Connell Mallow

Milford-Ballyhea Minor A League Champions 2016

Milford-Ballyhea Minor A League Champions 2016

Milford-Ballyhea captain Mary Claire Carroll receiving the plaque from County Chairperson Mary McSweeney

Milford-Ballyhea captain Mary Claire Carroll receiving the plaque from County Chairperson Mary McSweeney

Weekend Fixtures – Saturday 07.05.16 & Sunday 08.05.16

INTER COUNTY FIXTURES

Junior Munster Final

Teams:       Cork v Clare

Venue:       South Liberties GAA Club, Limerick

Date:          Sunday 08.05.2016

Time:          1.00pm

Referee:     Pat Sheehy

 

Senior Munster Semi Final

Teams:       Cork v Tipperary

Venue:       Camogie Grounds, Castle Road

Date:          Sunday 08.05.2016

Time:          2:00pm

Referee:     Philip Dee

 

CLUB FIXTURES

Club Minor A League Final

Teams:       Sarsfield v Milford-Ballyhea

Venue:       Camogie Grounds, Castle Road

Date:          Saturday 07.05.2016

Time:          5:00pm

 

Club Minor B League Final

Teams:       Na Piarsaigh v St. Finbarrs

Venue:       Camogie Grounds, Castle Road

Date:          Saturday 07.05.2016

Time:          3.30pm

 

Club Minor D League Final 

Teams:       Castlelyons v Rockban

Venue:       Castle Road

Date:          Saturday 07.05.2016

Time:          2:00pm

 

Club Minor C League Semi Final 1

Teams:       Charleville v St. Vincents / Bishopstown / Cobh

Venue:       Charleville

Date:          Saturday 07.05.2016

Time:          7:15pm

 

Club Minor C League Semi Final 2

Teams:       Sliabh Rua v Youghal

Venue:       Sliabh Rua (Belgooly or Riverstick)

Date:          Saturday 07.05.2016

Time:          7:15pm

 

 

Club Championship Draws – 2016

Championship Draws 2016

Senior A

1st Round

Killeagh v St. Finbarrs

Sarsfield v Douglas

Milford v Cloughduv

Ballygarvan v Carbery

St. Catherines v Inniscarra

Courcey Rovers v Glen Rovers

Ballinhassig v Ballincollig

 

Senior B

Round Robin

2 Sections

Section A

Carrigaline

Valley Rovers

Eire Og

Fr. O’Neills

Barryroe

 

Section B

Kilbrittain/Timoleague

Brian Dillons

Aghabullogue

Mallow

Clonakilty

 

Intermediate

Round Robin

Newcestown

Enniskeane

Tracton

Blackrock

Sliabh Rua

 

Junior A

Round Robin

2 Sections

Section A

Youghal

Banteer

Bishopstown

Douglas

Watergrasshill

 

Section B

Bride Rovers

Na Piarsaigh

St. Vincents

Newtownshandrum

 

 

Cork U16A Munster Champions

Cork U16A Munster Champions

Cork 1-15 Tipperary 4-3

Cork U16A Munster Champions. (photo Mike Ryan)

Cork U16A Munster Champions. (photo Mike Ryan)

Player of the match - Cliona Healy (Aghabullogue) (photo Mike Ryan)

Player of the match – Cliona Healy (Aghabullogue) (photo Mike Ryan)

Victorious Captain Aideen Buckley (Cloughduv) (photo Mike Ryan)

Victorious Captain Aideen Buckley (Cloughduv) (photo Mike Ryan)

Cork U16A Munster Champions (photo Mike Ryan)

Cork U16A Munster Champions (photo Mike Ryan)

Captains Niamh Long, Tipperary & Aideen Buckley Cork (photo Mike Ryan)

Captains Niamh Long, Tipperary & Aideen Buckley Cork (photo Mike Ryan)

Captain Aideen Buckley receiving the cup from Munster Chairman James Moynihan(photo Mike Ryan)

Captain Aideen Buckley receiving the cup from Munster Chairman James Moynihan(photo Mike Ryan)

‘The Camogie Show’ airs on Irish TV tonight!

Retired Cork star Anna Geary will host the camogie series, which has been produced in association with Munster Camogie Council, and intends to “inform viewers of what the sport means to so many people.”The highly regarded former Cork camogie player Anna Geary, explores the past, present and future of camogie in Ireland in this new six-part series broadcasting on IRISH TV Sky 191.With four All Stars Awards and four All-Irelands to her name, Anna, who recently retired from Inter-County Camogie for Cork is looking forward to highlighting the sport on Irish TV.

“The whole idea of this is to give the country a flavour of camogie and how much work that goes into it, from under age at the grassroots right up to county level.  I think it’s really important that people get to see females coming to the fore, we see our male county players on television all the time. This is an opportunity for us to see the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes in camogie and not just the players, but the management, those involved in administration and those that keep the show going from making the sandwiches to washing the jerseys. This really is everybody’s show and I am really excited to be involved,” revealed Anna.

The series will help promote Camogie at all levels and will inform viewers of what the sport means to so many people around the Country and abroad. Anna will be joined by a number of special guests and sports stars throughout the series, including famous names such as Davy Fitzgerald and Seán Óg Ó hAilpín.

The Camogie Show airs Thursday 3rd March at 8pm on IRISH TV.

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Latest Cork Camogie News

Congratulations to Cork, All Ireland Senior Camogie Champions 2015!

This weekends fixture:

Good Luck to the players & management of the Cork Senior Camogie Team who play Galway in All Ireland Senior Final on Sunday in Croke Park at 4pm

This weekends fixtures:

Friday 4th Sept

Intermediate Champ.

Brian Dillons V Tracton at Castle Rd at 6.45      Referee Cathal McAllister

Saturday 5th September

Junior C Championship Semi Final

Castlelyons  V  Balljyhea at Castle Rd at 3.30         Referee  Cathal McAllister

Senior B Championship Semi Final

Eire Og V Sarsfields at Castle Rd at 6.45               Referee Andrew Larkin

Sunday 6th September

Senior B Championship Semi Final

Barryroe V Mallow at Castle Rd at 12 n oon             Referee Cathal McAllister

Junior B Championship Semi Finals

Banteer V Glen Rovers at Castle Rd at 6.30             Referee Dominick Rooney

Ballinascarthy V Cobh at Ballincollig GAA 6 p.m      Referee Gerard Aherne

Latest News

All Ireland U16A Final

Best of luck to the Cork U16A team and management who play Galway in the All Ireland Final in Nenagh next Sunday, August 30th, at 3.30.

Senior Championship Thursday August 27th

Ballincollig v Ballinhassig, Castle Road at 7pm.

All Ireland Senior Semi-Final

Congratulations to the Cork senior Team on a great victory over Kilkenny in the All Ireland semi-final on a scoreline of 4-10 to 1-10. Pam Mackey was awarded player of the game after a great performance at left half back. Kilkenny had a blistering start but Cork fought back and in the 2nd half 3 goals in a few minutes by Katrina Mackey, Orla Cotter and Amy O Connor put the game beyond reach of Kilkenny. Aoifa Murray brought off some super saves when the Cats tried to get back in the game. Best of luck to Paudie Murray and his management team in the final aganist Galway.

The Cork Under 16 team also won their All Ireland semi-final with a 5-15 to 0-8 scoreline. The first half was evenly contested but Cork had a tremendous 2nd half to win comfortably. Well done and best wishes in the final against Galway.

All Ireland Intermediate semi-final

Cork v Kildare in Nolan Park, Kilkenny on Saturday next 22nd August at 4pm. Best of luck.

 

Senior Championship second round

We also fixed the second rounds of the Senior Championship as follows;-

24th August     Glen Rovers V Milford

25th August     St Catherines V Ballygarvan

25th August     Cloughduv V Courcey Rovers

27th August     Ballinhassig V Ballincollig

28th August     Kileagh V St Finbarrs

Times and Venues to be confirmed later

 

Hall of Fame 2015

Costcutter Hall of Fame 2015 recipients – Hannah Dineen, Vivian Harris, Mags Finn, Deirdre Sutton

Hall of Fame 2015 - Hannah Dineen

Hall of Fame 2015 – Hannah Dineen

A native of Timoleague, Hannah was a latecomer to camogie. She did not play the game competitively until she enrolled in UCC. Her natural ability was immediately recognised and she secured a place on the Ashbourne Cup side. During her time in college, Hannah won 3 Ashbourne Cup medals and represented the Combined Universities.

On graduation, Hannah joined South Pres Past Pupils and helped them to win a hat-trick of Cork Senior Championships from 1969 to 1971 and a Munster club championship in 1970.

Hannah was a valued member of Cork’s 4 in-a-row All-Ireland team of 1970-1973 – the only side in the history of Cork camogie to achieve this record. She captained the winning side of 1972. Hannah played wing back and was noted for her great catch and long clearances. She always made herself available to take a pass and constantly encouraged the players around her.

Hannah won 6 Munster senior championship medals with Cork and lined out for the Munster team in the Gael-Linn Cup.

Always popular with her team-mates, Hannah had a very sporting outlook. When Kilkenny defeated Cork in the 1974 All-Ireland final replay, she lifted Kilkenny ace, Ann Carroll, shoulder high.

Hannah married Len Cotter in 1973. She took up a teaching post in St. Leo’s College and made Carlow her home. They have two daughters, Emer and Bronagh.

Individual awards were not common in Hannah’s era as they are today. It is good to see a great player being honoured and joining many of her four in-a-row colleagues in the Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame 2015 - Vivian Harris

Hall of Fame 2015 – Vivian Harris

Vivienne was one of the most skilful players of her generation. She stood out from her primary school days. She captained St. Mary’s on the Hill to division one success in the Cork Sciath na Scoil. She won the National Feile na nGael Skills competition. She joined the Bishopstown club and won numerous underage medals. Vivienne collected Cork senior B and 4 Cork senior championship medals with Bishopstown and added another county senior championship with St. Finbarr’s.

Vivienne was excellent at dispossessing players. She covered back to block, hook or flick the ball away. A very competitive player, she worked tirelessly in midfield, dropping back to help out her defence while all the time driving forward to ensure ample supply of ball to her inside forwards. She was a lovely striker of the ball both right and left. Vivienne progressed from National Skills Champion to Cork Senior captain in a few short years.

Vivienne collected 8 National Senior League medals, captained the side on three occasions. She played in 9 All-Ireland senior finals and was on the winning side 5 times. She was voted Player of the Match in the 1997 final. A regular for Munster, Vivienne captained her province to win the Gael-Linn cup. She lined out for the Rest of Ireland against the All-Ireland champions in 1999.She is a top class exponent of kick-boxing and Thai boxing. Vivienne is a niece of Irish soccer international, Miah Dennehy.

Hall of Fame 2015 - Mags Finn

Hall of Fame 2015 – Mags Finn

Some players meet with instant success while others have to work hard to achieve their goals. Margaret, better known as Mags, realised her dreams with a whole-hearted approach to training and a steely determination to success. Mags was hugely instrumental in transforming her club, Fr O’Neills, from a small junior club to Cork senior champions. A player who gives her all on every occasion, Mags won Cork junior and intermediate totles to earn senior status for her club. The next step proved more difficult. Fr O @Neill’s had to endure the pain of losing 4 finals before emerging as Cork senior champions in 2003.

Mags started her collection of inter-county silverware in 1987 with a a Munster junior championship medal and added a second two years later. She won the first of her 7 National senior league medals in 1991. A great team player, Mags claimed the number 5 jersey on the Cork senior team and won 4 All-Ireland senior medals. Her determined play allowed little space or time to opposing forwards. She received the call up from the Munster selectors and won both senior and junior Gael-Linn interprovincial medals.  Mags represented Cork in the Gradam Tailte, Camogie’s Superstar competition, played in New York with Cork in 1990 and , in more recent times, helped the Cork legends to success. Married to Sean O’Sullivan, Mags tried her hand at rugby in Highfield. She retains a strong interest in camogie and is seen regularly supporting club and county.

 

Hall of Fame 2015 - Deirdre Sutton

Hall of Fame 2015 – Deirdre Sutton

Deirdre first played in midfield for St. Vincent’s at the tender age of 10. In the following season, she won a Cork junior championship medal with St. Vincent’s as their diminutive but confident goalkeeper. She helped St. Vincent’s school team to win the Cork Schools championship in 1960. At twelve years of age, Deirdre captained Seandun against Glen Rovers in the Cork Senior Championship final.  When the St. Vincent’s club disbanded in 1960, Deirdre joined Glen Rovers. For 23 years she lined out with the Glen senior team winning 8 Cork Senior Championship medals.  She attracted the attention of the Cork selectors and featured for the Cork senior team from 1961-1965 and 1972-1976 winning 3 All-Ireland senior medals. Deirdre captained the Cork junior team in the 1971 All-Ireland final against Dublin. She won Gael-Linn medals with Munster in 1963 and 1964.

 

Deirdre was goalkeeper who used her hand to great effect. She regularly advanced to cut off the ball from incoming forwards. She was expert at blocking and killing the ball and performed very well under pressure. She was honoured with a Gaelic All-Star award for her performances in 1963.  Deirdre has been an outstanding club member for Glen Rovers. Over the years, she has worked as a club official and is constantly seen on the sideline encouraging and supporting young players on the way up. She received a Camogie Volunteer award in 2014 and previously was the recipient of Cork Sports Personality and Jury’s Hotel Hall of Fame awards.  Married to John Coleman, Deirdre has 4 sons, Adrian, Niall, John Paul and Eoin. Deidre is a very competent golfer.