(iv) Regional Squad News
April and May were busy months for our Cork Squads.
Fé 14 Hurling
Sat 29th April a Fé 14 Inter Regional Hurling Blitz was held in Castlemartyr with our 4 Cork regional squads against Waterford teams , Cork East, Cork City, Cork North and Cork West won all their games against the Waterford 1 and 2 teams. Click here for more information
Fé 15 Hurling
Last weekend, the 4 Rebel Óg Fé 15 Regional Hurling Squads represented Cork in the Munster Inter Regional Tournament. The East and City Squads were very competitive on Saturday April 29th. The West and North Squads topped their groups to play on Monday May 1st in the competition semi finals. While the North Squad deserve huge credit for winning this competition, the overall level of the 4 Cork Regions was most pleasing, with all being competitive. Cork was the only county with a 4 way split on its pool of players. Click here for more information
Fé 16 Hurling
In Ballyhea our Cork Fe 16 A & B teams took on Clare and Dublins A & B teams. Game 1 saw Cork win both games Cork A 2-13 v Clare A 0-5 and our Cork B 4-15 v Clare B 0-2 later in the day they played Dublin with Cork A 1-10 winning over Dublin A 0-9 and Cork B narrowly losing 1-14 to Dublin B’s 2-15 Click here for more information
Munster Under 17 Hurling
Cork wins over Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford in the Munster U17 Hurling Championship saw them crowned Munster Champions when they beat Waterford in Fraher Field Dungarvan in the Munster Final on April 25th. For more information and photos from this great win please visit our webpage here (Click Here). Well done to the Selectors John Considine – Manager (Sarsfields), Sean Crowley (Killeagh), Donal Burke (Midleton) and all the players involved.
Munster Under 17 Football
Cork defeated Waterford in the Quarter-Final on April 4th then they followed this up with another comprehensive win over Limerick in Pairc Ui Rinn, however Kerry proved once again that they a harder team to beat and Kerry were declared Munster Champions for 2017 when the two sides played in the final on May 16th in Tralee on a score line of 15pts to 10pts. However the Cork selectors can be happy in reaching the Munster Final and hopefully can push on next year. Well done to the Manager: James McCarthy (Castlehaven) Selectors Brian Lotty (Glanmire), Ben Flahive (Douglas), Michael Beston (Mitchelstown) and all the players involved.
Fé 18 Football
Kerry travelled to Páirc Uí Rinn to play Cork in this years Munster Minor Semi Final and came away with honors in this encounter on a scoreline of Kerry 2-17 Cork 1-10. Good work was put in this year by Selectors Brian Herlihy (Dohenys), Bernie Collins (Castlehaven), Donal McCarthy (Valley Rovers), Jim O Donoghue (St. Finbarrs), Noel O Leary, (Cill na Martra) well done to them and heres hoping next year sees the breakthrough
Fé 18 Hurling
This was followed up on Wednesday May 3rd with the Cork Minor Hurlers putting in an impressive performance in beating Waterford to setup a Munster Semi Final clash with Tipperary. For more information on that Click here for more information
On Wednesday, May 03, 2017 in the Group B section of the Celtic Challenge Cup our North Cork team overcame Kerry in Austin Stack Park while our West Cork team were beaten by West Limerick in Donoughmore and in Group E we had both Cork teams play each other in a great tight game Cork City v East Cork. Click here for more information
All of the above certainly is reliant on many variables but it is certainly encouraging to see such a spread of our squads competing so well at county level.
Great credit is due to the network of club coaches around the county who work so hard with players, our development squad mentors, schools coaches and our full time coaching staff who put the structures in place at squad level to help make the player pathway effective in allowing players reach their potential.