Boost for Cork hurling as U17s make Munster final after beating Tipp

Boost for Cork hurling as U17s make Munster final after beating Tipp
Cork's Daire Connery strikes the ball past Tipperary's Michael Nally. Picture: Denis Minihane.

John Horgan


UNDERAGE hurling in the county received another significant boost last night with John Considine’s U17 team making it through to the first ever Munster final at this level at the expense of Tipperary.

Cork had already defeated Limerick in an earlier round and now only Waterford stand between them and the provincial crown.

A number of players contributed generously to last night’s win over the Premier County with Colin O’Brien, Daire Connery, Brian Roche and Tommy O’Connell all impacting on the scoresheet.

Team boss John Considine was delighted with the latest victory.

“They took their goal chances and we could probably have got more than we did but if you don’t go for them you won’t get them. You can’t talk about silverware until you are in the last match and now we are in that position against Waterford.’’ 

Cork had nine different scorers over the hour and 14 clubs were represented on the starting 15.

Meanwhile, the draw for the Cork County U21 hurling championship was made last night and it threw up some potentially cracking matches.

Holders Douglas will play Midleton in the opening round while beaten finalists last season Fr O’Neill’s will take on Newcestown.

There is an East Cork derby featuring Erins Own and Killeagh /Ita’s and a Carrigdhoun derby featuring Ballinhassig and Valley Rovers.

(A) Douglas v Midleton (B); Sarsfields v Glen Rovers; (C) Duhallow v Courcey Rovers; (D) Valley Rovers v Ballinhassig; (E) Mallow V Na Piarsaigh; (F) St Colman's v Carrigaline; (G) Newcestown v Fr O'Neill's; (H) Charleville v Bishopstown; (I) Shandrum v St Finbarr's; (J) Blackrock v Blarney; (K) Erins Own v Killeagh/Ita's; Ballymartle a bye

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