Allianz Hurling League Division 1A – Cork 0-21 Clare 1-11

Cork defeated Clare by 0-21 to 1-11 in Round 1 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A on Saturday February 11th at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Allianz HL D1A: Slick Cork impress against Clare

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A

CORK 0-21 CLARE 1-11

Report by Denis Hurley for

While Cork had won the pre-season Co-Op Munster Hurling League, nobody in the Rebel County was going overboard, especially in the wake of such a disappointing 2016 campaign.

The visit of Allianz Hurling League champions Clare would provide a firmer test of Kieran Kingston’s side’s credentials, it was felt, but if that was the case then Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday night illustrated that the road ahead may be bright.

Cork never trailed in this game and can feel aggrieved not to have led by more than two points, 0-8 to 1-3, at half-time, after Podge Collins goaled for Clare shortly before half-time. Up until then, poor shooting had hampered the Banner while Cork shone, led by stand-in captain Alan Cadogan, who shot four first-half points.

And yet, for all the dominance, Cork could have fallen behind when Collins was fouled by Colm Spillane for a penalty early in the second half, but Anthony Nash repelled Tony Kelly’s effort and Aron Shanagher’s rebound.

Cork reeled off five of the next six points, with the excellent Daniel Kearney getting two of those and though Clare continued to threaten goals, good defending by Spillane and David Griffin denied Collins and Shane O’Donnell respectively.

From there, Cork pushed on, with manager Kingston’s son Shane bringing his tally to four while fellow debutants Luke Meade and Darragh Fitzgibbon made their mark too.

Having not won at all in their regular schedule last year, Cork will look to make it two wins in a row at home to Dublin next Saturday while Clare will look for a response when Kilkenny visit.

Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-5 (0-4 frees), Shane Kingston, Alan Cadogan 0-4 each, Daniel Kearney, Luke Meade 0-2 each, Séamus Harnedy, Bill Cooper, Darragh Fitzgibbon, Dean Brosnan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: Tony Kelly 0-6, Podge Collins 1-1, David Reidy 0-2f, Aaron Shanagher, John Conlon 0-1 each.

CORK: Anthony Nash (Kanturk); Killian Burke (Midleton), Colm Spillane (Castlelyons), David Griffin (Carrigaline); Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh), Mark Ellis (Millstreet), Mark Coleman (Blarney); Bill Cooper (Youghal), Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields); Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville), Séamus Harnedy (St Ita’s), Shane Kingston (Douglas); Alan Cadogan (Douglas), Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers), Luke Meade (Newcestown)
Subs: Chris O’Leary (Valley Rovers) for Ellis (59), Robbie O’Flynn (Erin’s Own) for Fitzgibbon (62), Lorcán McLoughlin (Kanturk) for Cooper (68), Paul Haughney (Midleton) for Kearney (68), Dean Brosnan (Glen Rovers) for Kingston (70)

CLARE: Donal Tuohy (Crusheen); Séadna Morey (Sixmilebridge), Cian Dillon (Crusheen), Jack Browne (Ballyea); Jamie Shanahan (Sixmilebridge), Conor Cleary (St Joseph’s Milltown), Brendan Bugler (Whitegate); Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge), Tony Kelly (Ballyea); John Conlon (Clonlara), Podge Collins (Cratloe), Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge); Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones), Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg Inis), David Reidy (Éire Óg Inis).
Subs: Jason McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona) for Reidy (half-time), David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona) for Golden (46), Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones) for Conlon (62)

Referee: John Keenan (Wicklow)

Team News

The Cork Senior Hurling team to play Clare in the Allianz Hurling league on tomorrow Saturday 11th February in Pairc Ui Rinn @ 7pm has been announced as follows.

1. Anthony Nash – Kanturk
2. Killian Burke – Midleton
3. Colm Spillane – Castlelyons
4. David Griffin – Carrigaline
5. Christopher Joyce – Na Piarsaigh
6. Mark Ellis – Millstreet
7. Mark Coleman – Blarney
8. Bill Cooper – Youghal
9. Daniel Kearney – Sarsfields
10. Seamus Harnedy – St Ita’s
11. Luke Meade – Newcestown
12. Shane Kingston – Douglas
13. Alan Cadogan – Douglas
14. Patrick Horgan – Glen Rovers
15. Darragh Fitzgibbon – Charleville


16. Patrick Collins – Ballinhassig
17. Conor O’Sullivan – Sarsfields
18. Jack Sheehan – Erins Own
19. Chris O’Leary – Valley Rovers
20. Cormac Murphy – Mallow
21. Lorcan McLoughlin – Kanturk
22. Paul Haughney – Midleton
23. Dean Brosnan- Glen Rovers
24. Michael Cahalane – Bandon
25. Robbie O’Flynn – Erins Own
26. Shane O’Keeffe – Blackrock

Clare Senior Hurling starting 15 for Allianz HL game V Cork

Clare Senior Hurling Joint Managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor have named their starting 15 to face Cork in the first round fixture of the 2017 Allianz National Hurling League Division 1A at Pairc Uí Rinn, Cork, this Saturday (11 February 2017) at 7.00 p.m.

The naming of the team coincides with the announcement that Pat O’Connor (Tubber) has been appointed Clare Senior Hurling Captain for 2017. Tony Kelly (Ballyea) has been named Vice-Captain.

1. Donal Tuohy (Crusheen)
2. Jack Browne (Ballyea)
3. Cian Dillon (Crusheen)
4. Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge)
5. Brendan Bugler (Whitegate)
6. Conor Cleary (Kilmaley)
7. Jamie Shanahan (Sixmilebridge)
8. Shane Golden (Sixmilebridge)
9. Tony Kelly (Ballyea), Captain
10. John Conlon (Clonlara)
11. Podge Collins (Cratloe)
12. Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge)
13. Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)
14. David Reidy (Éire Óg Inis)
15. Shane O Donnell (Éire Óg Inis)