Cork Set For Epic Weekend At Croke Park

GAA Football and Hurling Senior Championships


It’s going to an epic weekend of sport at Croke Park with both the Cork hurling and football teams looking to progress further in the Senior Championships.

Saturday will be the first time that Cork’s football team will have reached the last-eight since 2014, when they lost out to Mayo in a tight All-Ireland quarter-final.

Cork football manager Ronan McCarthy recently announced the team that will take on Dublin on Saturday evening. The panel is very similar to the side which took on Laois in the Round 4 qualifier in Semple Stadium last Saturday.

Cork Football: Mark White; James Loughrey, Thomas Clancy, Kevin Flahive; Liam O'Donovan, Tomás Clancy, Mattie Taylor; Ian Maguire (c), Killian O'Hanlon; Kevin O'Driscoll, Sean White, Ruairi Deane; Mark Collins, Brian Hurley, Luke Connolly.

Subs: Michael Martin, Aidan Browne, Kevin O'Donovan, Peter Murphy, Stephen Cronin, Cian Kiely, Ronan O'Toole, John O'Rourke, Paul Kerrigan, Michael Hurley, Stephen Sherlock.

Cork v Kilkenny

Sunday sees the renewed rivalry between Cork and Kilkenny as both teams battle it out for a place in the All-Ireland Hurling semi-finals.

Since 1893, Cork has come up against Kilkenny in 24 All-Ireland finals. There have been two draws with Kilkenny winning 13 and Cork winning 9. The last Championship meeting between Cork and Kilkeny at the Quarter Finals took place in 2013 with Cork ultimately moving onto the semi-finals.

John Meyler’s team is yet to be announced.

Cork v Kilkenny will take place at 2pm on Sunday, 14th July 2019. Throw in for Cork v Dublin is at 7pm on Saturday, 13th July 2019. Both games can be watched live on RTE.

As chief sponsor of Cork GAA, everyone here at Chill Insurance will be cheering on John Meyler’s and Ronan McCarthy’s teams. Keep track of all the action on social media with the hashtags #rebelsabu and #CorkGAA.