Allianz Hurling League Division 1A – Cork 0-26 Tipperary 3-16

Cork defeated Tipperary by 0-26 to 3-16 in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A on Sunday March 26th at 3pm in Pairc Ui Rinn.

Allianz HL D1A: Horgan earns Cork win against Tipp

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A


Report by Denis Hurley for

Cork inflicted Tipperary’s first defeat since winning last year’s All-Ireland SHC as they reached the Allianz HL Division 1 quarter-finals following a pulsating tie at Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday afternoon. Patrick Horgan scored 15 points for the Rebels, including the winner deep in injury time, as Kieran Kingston’s side finished in second place in the Division 1A table.

While Cork led by 0-24 to 2-15 after three Horgan points between the 66th and 68th minutes, Séamus Callanan struck for his second and Tipp’s third goal in the final minute of normal time after gathering Noel McGrath’s sideline cut. Horgan put Cork ahead immediately after that, but Tipp levelled once more as substitute Ronan Maher scored from a sideline. There was just enough time for one more Cork attack and Horgan was on hand to score the winner with the final puck.

Cork had the wind behind them in the first half and pulled clear midway through, scoring seven of eight points between the 18th and 32nd minutes to move 0-12 to 0-6 ahead. Tipp were boosted as half-time approached as Callanan netted following Damien Cahalane’s good block on John McGrath, and then, after Séamus Harnedy replied for Cork, McGrath nabbed a second goal.

Early sub Darragh Fitzgibbon pointed to leave Cork 0-14 to 2-6 ahead at the break and he was prominent as Cork opened up a five-point lead early in the second period but Tipp came more into the game. Callanan, Noel McGrath and Paul Flynn, Pádraic Maher and John McGrath combined for six unanswered pointed to put them 2-14 to 0-18 in front but Horgan and Luke Meade tied matters for Cork.

Horgan’s 65, after Michael Cahalane went close to a goal, restored their lead and that would be the way it was at the end too, but not before more twists and turns late on.

Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-15 (10fs, 165), Darragh Fitzgibbon 0-5, Alan Cadogan, Séamus Harnedy 0-2 each, Luke Meade, Conor Lehane (f) 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: Séamus Callanan 2-6 (4fs, 165), John McGrath 1-1, Dan McCormack, Pádraic Maher 0-2 each, Jason Forde, Paul Flynn, Ronan Maher (sideline) 0-1 each.

CORK: Anthony Nash; Stephen McDonnell, Damien Cahalane, Colm Spillane; Christopher Joyce, Mark Ellis, Mark Coleman; Lorcán McLoughlin, Dean Brosnan; Bill Cooper, Conor Lehane, Luke Meade; Patrick Horgan, Séamus Harnedy, Alan Cadogan.
Subs: Darragh Fitzgibbon for Lehane (7, injured), Brian Lawton for Brosnan (42), Michael Cahalane for Cadogan (62).

TIPPERARY: Darren Gleeson; Michael Cahill, James Barry, John Meagher; Willie Ryan, Tomás Hamill, Pádraic Maher; Seán Curran, Kieran Bergin; Dan McCormack, Niall O’Meara, Jason Forde; Séamus Callanan, John McGrath, Tommy Heffernan.
Subs: Noel McGrath for Curran (45), Paul Flynn for Heffernan (45), Barry Heffernan for Bergin (54), John O’Dwyer for O’Meara (62), Ronan Maher for Ryan (70).

REFEREE: Brian Gavin (Offaly

Ticket Information

Tickets for next Sunday’s 26th March Allianz Hurling game Cork v Tipperary in Pairc Ui Rinn @ 3pm are current on sale online at or or at Centra/Supervalu stores (see list below). A large crowd is expected for the game so Patrons are requested to purchase their tickets early.

Advance Ticket Purchase
Admission for the game is €15 for adults but buy your tickets before Sunday either online at or or at Centra/Supervalu stores (see list below) and you’ll only pay €12!!! Usual concessions apply, and U16s are free
Pre-Purchase discount ends midnight on the day before the game.
Online sales end on Wednesday’s at 2pm.
Match-Day Price:
Adult: €15.00
Concession (Student/OAP): €12.00 available at the venue on the day with valid I.D.
Juveniles (Under 16 Years of Age): Free of Charge
All tickets for this match are UNRESERVED

Ticket only Turnstiles
Cashless turnstiles will operate for the Allianz League home games at Páirc Uí Rinn.

Ticket Vending Booth
On match days patrons can purchase and pay for tickets at the booths and then proceed to the turnstile gaining admission on ticket presentation. Adult tickets €15.00.

Team News

The Tipperary team to play Cork in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A in Páirc Úi Rinn on Sunday next, March 26th, at 3pm has been announced by manager Michael Ryan.

The Tipp management hand league debut starts to John Meagher (Loughmore-Castleiney), Willie Ryan (Clonakenny) and Tommy Heffernan (Nenagh Éire Óg) while Darren Gleeson (Portroe) returns between the posts for his first start of the current league campaign.

The Tipperary hurling team lines out as follows;

1. Darren Gleeson – Portroe
2. John Meagher – Loughmore-Castleiney
3. James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane
4. Michael Cahill – Thurles Sarsfields
5. Willie Ryan – Clonakenny
6. Tomás Hamill – Moyne-Templetuohy
7. Padraic Maher (Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields
8. Sean Curran – Mullinahone
9. Kieran Bergin – Killenaule
10. Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh
11. Niall O’Meara – Kilruane MacDonaghs
12. Jason Forde – Silvermines
13. Tommy Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg
14. John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
15. Seamus Callanan – Drom & Inch