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GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final – Cork 1-19 Waterford 0-19

Cork 1-19 Waterford 0-19

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Cork finished strongly to deny Waterford 1-19 to 0-19 at Semple Stadium and claim a place in the All-Ireland SHC semi-finals. The Rebels’ strength in depth was crucial as they outscored the Decies by seven points to one in the final five minutes, with vital scores from sub Cathal Naughton and Pat Horgan. Waterford looked set to make it through when they led by three points going into the closing stages, but it was the Rebels who had the men in reserve able to make a difference, with Naughton and youngster Darren Sweetnam helping turn a thriller in their favour.

Cork had early goal chances, with Luke O’Farrell smashing a shot against the crossbar and Waterford full-back Liam Lawlor making an important intervention. Maurice Shanahan had just put Waterford in front in the eighth minute when Cork stepped on the gas with a string of scores, through Pat Horgan, Cian McCarthy, Pa Cronin and Jamie Coughlin. And it was Coughlan, a late pre-match replacement for Conor Lehane, who got in for a 16th minute goal, blasting past Stephen O’Keefe after Cronin had gathered at midfield and released Luke O’Farrell.

But Waterford suddenly imposed themselves on the game, and outscored their opponents by nine points to four in the second quarter. Kevin Moran switched to midfield and made a huge impact in curbing the influence of Daniel Kearney and Pa Cronin, while John Mullane took up a deeper role and set up a string of scores. Maurice Shanahan steered over five from frees and play, with Pauric Mahony and Stephen Molumphy also claiming eye-catching points. It was Molumphy who edged the Decies back in front in the 32nd minute, but the Rebels finished strongly, with Cian McCarthy and Pat Horgan giving them a narrow 1-9 to 0-11 lead at the break.

Shanahan brought the sides level for the fifth time, but Cork were able to get their noses back in front, with Horgan hitting his fourth point of the afternoon. It was Michael Ryan’s side which was now getting on top in vital areas, and they were back in front when Shane Walsh swept over a wonderful score. Level for the seventh time with Cork responding through Paudie O’Sullivan, the excitement was building in front of the huge Semple Stadium crowd going as the game entered the final quarter.

But once again Waterford stepped up the tempo, with Mullane striking over his shoulder for a gem, easing his side into a three-points lead after Shanahan had hit the target for the eighth time. Jimmy Barry-Murphy emptied the bench, with John Gardiner making his first championship appearance of the season, and Cathal Naughton and Darren Sweetnam both making valuable contributions. It all came good for them in the closing stages, with young Sweetnam getting heavily involved in the central area, displaying his creative qualities to set up the leveller for O’Farrell. Cork tails were up, and they finished in style, with Naughton, Horgan and veteran Sean Og O hAilipin all floating over scores.

Cork scorers: J Coughlan 1-1, P Horgan 0-7 (4f), C McCarthy 0-3, P Cronin, P O’Sullivan, C Naughton 0-2 each, L O’Farrell, S Og O hAilipin 0-1 each

Waterford scorers: M Shanahan 0-9 (6f, 1 ’65), Pauric Mahony 0-3, S Walsh, J Mullane 0-2 each, S Molumphy, S Prendergast, T Browne (f) 0-1 each.

Cork team: A Nash, S O’Neill, S McDonnell, B Murphy, T Kenny, E Cadogan, S Óg Ó hAilpín, D Kearney, P Cronin, J Coughlan, C McCarthy, N McCarthy, P O’Sullivan, L O’Farrell, P Horgan.

Subs: D Sweetnam for Kearney, C Naughton for N McCarthy, J Gardiner for Cadogan, S Moylan for Coughlan, L McLoughlin for C McCarthy

Waterford team: S O’Keeffe, S Daniels, L Lawlor, N Connors, T Browne, M Walsh, K Moran, S Molumphy, Philip Mahony, Pauric Mahony, S Prendergast, M Shanahan, J Mullane, S Walsh, T Ryan.

Subs: E McGrath for Ryan, S Casey for S Walsh, R Foley for Browne

Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath)


Resilient Rebels get the timing spot on

Cork 1-19 Waterford 0-19

By Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

A game which began and ended with the ball crashing off the woodwork saw Cork take this All-Ireland quarter-final with a driving finish and a late flurry of points. Waterford almost snatched a draw when a late, late 65 struck the post and bounced invitingly in the Cork square before being cleared. “At three points down in the 60th minute it didn’t look great for us,” said Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy after the game. “I didn’t think we played particularly well today at times, we started well but went out of the game for long periods. We couldn’t get on the ball enough to get it into our hands and get it into our inside forward line, who looked very dangerous. “Waterford upped the ante in the second-half and played magnificent hurling to get ahead of us, so we’re pleased with the win but not overly excited by the performance.”

The performance began well for Cork — Luke O’Farrell hitting the post in the opening seconds, but the pyrotechnics ended there for quite a while. Waterford took some time to get their bearings after Patrick Horgan and John Mullane swapped points early on, and Cork’s touch and interplay was noticeably sharper in the first quarter. Horgan, Patrick Cronin and Jamie Coughlan all added points before Cork struck for the game’s only goal on 15 minutes – a good Cian McCarthy crossfield ball was won by Paudie O’Sullivan, whose perfect handpass opened up the space for Coughlan to goal emphatically.

By then it was all Cork, 1-5 to 0-2, with new man Daniel Kearney showing up well in midfield. But Waterford rallied, with John Mullane dominating affairs from wing-forward. The De La Salle man is usually stationed near goal with green flags a priority, but he won several puck-outs in the second quarter yesterday and was instrumental in Waterford’s recovery.

Frees from Tony Browne and Maurice Shanahan gave them a foothold and then a fine run of points brought them level – Shanahan (two), Padraic Mahony (two), Seamus Prendergast and Stephen Molumphy, before Shanahan’s 33-rd-minute free edged the Déise ahead. Cork managed points from Cian McCarthy and Horgan (free) but Waterford certainly had the initiative when Barry Kelly blew for the break. Cian McCarthy nudged Cork two ahead on the resumption, but Waterford, driven on by Stephen Molumphy, Kevin Moran and Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh, took over.

With Maurice Shanahan maintaining his accuracy with two points (one free and one 65), Shane Walsh also came into the game with two points. Cork were struggling to make headway on their own puck-outs – eventually replacing their entire half-forward line – and Waterford edged ahead going into the third quarter. An inspirational Mullane point made it 1-15 to 0-18 on 55 minutes and Waterford looked set fair. However, Cork came with one last surge, with substitutes John Gardiner and Darren Sweetnam thundering into the game alongside Tom Kenny. They hit a purple patch from the 63rd minute with points from Horgan (two, one a free), O’Farrell, Naughton, and a long-range effort from Sean Óg Ó hAilpín which raised the roof. There was still time for that late Waterford 65 to hit the post and bounce in front of goal, but when Cork repelled a resultant sideline, a place in Croke Park was theirs.

“We’re a bit disappointed,” said Waterford boss Michael Ryan. “There were two decisive stages in the game. Just before half-time we’d come back to go a point up and conceded two points in a minute, and so they went in ahead. Then we were three points up in the second-half, had a couple of good chances, didn’t take them. “They had a very strong bench and were playing with the wind. It’s about momentum really – they hit the front at exactly the right stage in the game. Even after we had a couple of chances and we hit the post. They hit the front with four of five minutes to go after going behind and it’s very hard to reel somebody in at that stage.”

Cork now advance to face Galway, and they’ll be heartened by the recovery of Stephen McDonnell’s form, for instance, at full-back. However, they needed John Gardiner to shore up the middle against Seamus Prendergast and as noted above, the entire half-forward line was called ashore. Against that, they head to Croke Park as underdogs against a county not noted for their consistency. Jimmy Barry-Murphy has stressed that Cork are still developing and learning, but the sharp end of the All-Ireland series is where some significant lessons can be learned.

Scorers for Cork: P. Horgan 0-7 (0-4 fs); J. Coughlan 1-1; C. McCarthy 0-3; P. Cronin, P. O’Sullivan, C. Naughton 0-2 each; S. Óg Ó hAilpín, L. O’Farrell 0-1 each.

Scorers for Waterford: M. Shanahan 0-9 (0-6 fs, 0-1 65); P. Mahony 0-3; S. Walsh, J. Mullane 0-2 each; S. Prendergast, T. Browne (f) and S. Molumphy 0-1 each.

Cork subs: D. Sweetnam for Kearney (HT); C. Naughton for N. McCarthy (44); J. Gardiner for E. Cadogan (50); S. Moylan for Coughlan (55); L. McLoughlin for C. McCarthy (59).

Waterford subs: E. McGrath for Ryan (42); S. Casey for S. Walsh (50); R. Foley for Browne (68)

Team News

The Cork Senior Hurling team to play Waterford in Sunday’s All-Ireland Quarter-Final at 2pm in Thurles will line out as follows:

1. Anthony Nash

2. Shane O Neill 3. Stephen Mc Donnell 4. Brian Murphy

5. Tom Kenny 6. Eoin Cadogan 7. Sean Óg Ó hAilpin

8. Daniel Kearney 9. Pa Cronin

10. Conor Lehane 11. Cian McCarthy 12. Niall McCarthy

13. Paudie O’Sullivan 14. Luke O’Farrell 15. Patrick Horgan


16. Darren McCarthy Ballymartle

17. Conor O’Sullivan Sarsfields

18. Damien Cahalane St. Finbarr’s

19. Kilian Murphy Erin’s Own

20. William Egan Kilbrin

21. John Gardiner Na Piarsaigh

22. Lorcan McLoughlin Kanturk

23. Cathal Naughton Newtownshandrum

24. Darren Sweetnam Dohenys

25. Jamie Coughlan Newtownshandrum

26. Stephen Moylan Douglas

Jimmy Barry-Murphy and his selectors have made three changes for the clash with Waterford, with Stephen McDonnell returning to the full-back slot for his first championship start of the 2012 season. Seán Óg O hAilpín also returns to the side, coming in at wing-back in place of William Egan, while there is a first start for Daniel Kearney at mid-field, having featured as a sub in recent games. Damien Cahalane and Lorcán McLoughlin are named in the substitutes.

Match Preview


Cork arrive at this stage as qualifier winners, beating Offaly and Wexford while Waterford were beaten by Tipperary in the Munster final, after eliminating Clare in the semi-final. Both Cork and Waterford have a good record in quarter-finals, having lost just one each. Cork’s only defeat was, ironically, against Waterford in 2007 when they lost a replay in Croke Park. Equally ironically, Waterford’s sole quarterfinal defeat came against Cork in 2005. Cork’s last appearance in the semi-final was in 2010 when they beat Antrim while Waterford’s last quarter-final outing was against Galway in 2011 when they won by ten points. Cork and Waterford last met in the championship in 2010 when Waterford won the Munster final after extra-time in a replay.

How they got here:


Tipperary 1-22 Cork 0-24 (Munster semi-final)

Cork 1-26 Offaly 2-16 (Qualifier)

Cork 3-24 Wexford 2-17 (Qualifier)

Average For: 2-23; Average Against: 2-18

Cork’s Top Scorers

Patrick Horgan…….1-28

Luke Farrell………..2-2

Conor Lehane………0-7


Waterford 2-17 Clare 1-18 (Munster semi-final)

Tipperary 2-17 Waterford 0-16 (Munster final)

Average For: 1-17; Average Against: 1-19

Waterford’s Top Scorers

Maurice Shanahan…0-15 (0-10 frees, 0-1 ‘65’)

John Mullane……………………………0-6

Shane Walsh…………………………….1-3

Last Five Championship Clashes

2010 – Waterford 1-16 Cork 1-13 (Munster final replay) after extra-time

2010 – Cork 2-15 Waterford 2-15 (Munster final)

2007 – Waterford 2-17 Cork 0-20 (All-Ireland quarter-final) Replay

2007 – Waterford 3-16 Cork 3-16 (All-Ireland quarter-final) Draw

2007 – Waterford 5-15 Cork 3-18 (Munster semi-final)

How they fared in quarter-finals


2010: Cork 1-25 Antrim 0-19

2008: Cork 2-19 Clare 2-17

2007: Waterford 2-17 Cork 0-20 (replay)

2007: Waterford 3-16 Cork 3-16 (draw)

2006: Cork 0-19 Limerick 0-18

2005: Cork 1-18 Waterford 1-13

2004: Cork 2-26 Antrim 0-10

Played 7, Won 5, Drew 1, Lost 1,


2011: Waterford 2-23 Galway 2-13

2009: Waterford 1-16 Galway 0-18

2008: Waterford 2-19 Wexford 3-15

2007: Waterford 2-17 Cork 0-20 (replay)

2007: Waterford 3-16 Cork 3-16 (draw)

2006: Waterford 1-22 Tipperary 3-13

2005: Cork 1-18 Waterford 1-13

1998: Waterford 1-20 Galway 1-10

Played 8, Won 6, Drawn 1, Lost 1


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The Season So Far and More!


Cork Waterford
2012 Team Manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy  

Michael Ryan

2011 Championship Performance Lost to Tipperary in the first round in Munster. Defeated Laois and Offaly in the Qualifiers before losing to Galway by 2-23 to 1-14. Defeated Limerick in the Munster semi-final before losing to Tipperary in the Munster Final. Defeated Galway by 2-23 to 2-13 in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final before losing to Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
Number of All-Ireland Senior Hurling titles 30 2
Last All-Ireland Senior Hurling Title 2005 1959
Last All-Ireland Final Appearance 2006 2008
Last Munster Title 2006 2010








Last Championship Meeting

17th July 2010: Munster Senior Hurling Final Replay  @ Thurles, Waterford 1-16 Cork 1-13 (after extra time)

The drawn game on July 11th had finished 2-15 apiece.

Scorers: Waterford: E Kelly 0-8 (6f); J Mullane 0-3; D Shanahan 1-0; R Foley (lineball); B O’Halloran, S Walsh, K Moran, T Browne (1f) 0-1 each. Cork: B O’Connor 1-5 (1-5f); P O’Sullivan, C Naughton, J Gardiner (0-1 ’65′; 0-1 pen) 0-2 each; M Cussen, W Egan 0-1 each.

Waterford: C Hennessy; E Murphy, L Lawlor, N Connors; T Browne, M Walsh, D Prendergast; S O’Sullivan, R Foley; S Molumphy, K Moran, E Kelly; S Prendergast, J Mullane, S Walsh. Subs: B O’Halloran for Prendergast (48); M Shanahan for Walsh (60); J Nagle for Lawlor (67); D Shanahan for Mullane (inj 70); E McGrath for O’Halloran (80); K McGrath for Moran (83); S Casey for M Shanahan (91).

Cork: D Óg Cusack; S Murphy, E Cadogan, B Murphy; J Gardiner, R Curran, S O’Neill; T Kenny, C Naughton; B O’Connor, M Cussen, N McCarthy; K Murphy, A Ó hAilpín, P Horgan. Subs: R Ryan for O’Neill (36); P O’Sullivan for Horgan (h/t); L O’Farrell for Murphy (65); W Egan for Curran (70);

Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)

For reports on the game, see

Games Played to date in 2012 Championship


June 24th: Munster SHC Semi-Final @ Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Tipperary 1-22 Cork 0-24

Cork: P Horgan 0-11 (0-09f), J Coughlan, P O’Sullivan 0-03 each, C Lehane 0-02, D Sweetnam, C Naughton, P Cronin, D Kearney 0-01 each
Tipperary: P Bourke 0-12 (0-07f, 0-02 ‘65′), N McGrath 1-04, B O’Meara, B Maher 0-02 each, G Ryan, Padraic Maher 0-01 each
Cork: Anthony Nash; Shane O’Neill, Brian Murphy, Conor O’Sullivan; Tom Kenny, Eoin Cadogan, William Egan; Darren Sweetnam, Lorcan McLoughlin; Conor Lehane, Pa Cronin, Cathal Naughton; Jamie Coughlan, Paudie O’Sullivan, Patrick Horgan.
Subs used: Cian McCarthy for Naughton (47 mins), Daniel Kearney for Sweetnam (51), Luke O’Farrell for Lehane (63).
Tipperary: Brendan Cummins; Conor O’Brien, Paul Curran (capt), Michael Cahill; Thomas Stapleton, Conor O’Mahony, Padraic Maher; Brendan Maher, Shane McGrath; Gearóid Ryan, Patrick Maher, Pa Bourke; Brian O’Meara, John O’Brien, Noel McGrath.
Subs used: Lar Corbett for Ryan (34 mins), Shane Bourke for O’Meara (55), James Woodlock for B Maher (57), Eoin Kelly for P Bourke (67), Donagh Maher for Stapleton (70).
Referee: Brian Gavin (Offaly).

Click here for full report.

July 7th: All-Ireland SHC Qualifiers Phase II @ Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork 1-26 Offaly 2-16

Cork: Patrick Horgan 1-10 (0-07f), Cian McCarthy 0-05 (0-03 ‘65, 0-01f), Conor Lehane 0-03, Anthony Nash (0-02f), Stephen Moylan 0-02 each, Pa Cronin, Lorcán McLoughlin, Daniel Kearney, Cathal Naughton 0-01 each.
Offaly: S Dooley 1-06 (1-03f, 0-01 ’65), C Egan 1-00, J Bergin 0-03, D Morkan 0-02, B Murphy, S Ryan, B Carroll, D Molloy, C Mahon 0-01 each.
Cork: Anthony Nash; Shane O’Neill, Brian Murphy, Conor O’Sullivan; Tom Kenny, Christopher Joyce, William Egan; Darren Sweetnam, Lorcan McLoughlin; Conor Lehane, Cian McCarthy, Pa Cronin; Jamie Coughlan, Paudie O’Sullivan, Pat Horgan (capt).
Subs used: Daniel Kearney for Sweetnam, Luke O’Farrell for Coughlan, Cathal Naughton for McLoughlin, Stephen Moylan for O’Sullivan, Niall McCarthy for Cronin.
Offaly: Eoin Kelly; Conor Hernon, David Kenny (capt), James Rigney; Derek Morkan, Rory Hanniffy, Diarmuid Horan; Kevin Brady, Sean Ryan; Colin Egan, Conor Mahon, Brendan Murphy; Shane Dooley, Joe Bergin, Brian Carroll.
Subs used: David Franks for Hernon, Cathal Parlon for Carroll, Derek Molloy for Murphy, Dermot Mooney for Brady.

Referee: Michael Wadding (Waterford).

Click here for report.

July 14th: All-Ireland SHC Phase III @ Semple Stadium, Cork 3-24 Wexford 2-17

Cork Scorers: Patrick Horgan 0-7 (0-5f), Cpnor Lehane 0-2, Luke O’Farrell 2-2, Niall McCarthy 0-4, Anthony Nash 1-1 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), Lorcán McLoughlin 0-1, Paudie O’Sullivan 0-2, Pa Cronin 0-2, Cathal Naughton 0-1, Jamie Coughlan 0-2 (0-1f),
Wexford Scorers: R Jacob 0-3, D Redmond 0-1, D Lyng 1-3 (0-1 sl, 0-1f), H Kehoe 0-2, J Guiney 0-5 (0-3f), G Sinnott 1-2.

Cork: Anthony Nash; Shane O’Neill, Damien Cahalane, Brian Murphy; Tom Kenny, Eoin Cadogan, William Egan; Lorcán McLoughlin, Pa Cronin; Conor Lehane, Cian McCarthy, Niall McCarthy; Paudie O’Sullivan, Luke O’Farrell, Patrick Horgan. Subs: Darren Sweetnam, Cathal Naughton, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Stephen Moylan.

Wexford: E Martin; E Moore, M O’Hanlon, K Rossiter; R Kehoe, C Kenny, D Stamp; D Redmond, D Lyng; J Guiney, G Sinnott, H Kehoe; P Morris, E Quigley, R Jacob. Subs: L Óg McGovern, S Murphy, S Banville.

Click here for report.


June 17th: Munster SHC Semi-Final @ Semple Stadium Thurles, Waterford 2-17 Clare 1-18

Waterford: S O’Keeffe; A Kearney, L Lawlor, S Daniels; R Foley, M Walsh, K Moran; P Mahony, S Molumphy; M Shanahan, D Prendergast, E Kelly; J Mullane, S Walsh, G O’Brien
Subs: N Connors for Kearney (h.t.), P O’Brien for G O’Brien (49), T Ryan for S Walsh (59), D Twomey for Foley (61), M O’Neill for Kelly (68).

Clare: P Kelly; D O’Donovan, C Dillon, C Cooney; B Bugler, J McInerney, P O’Connor; P Donnellan, N O’Connell; J Conlon, J Clancy E Barrett; P Collins, C Ryan, C McGrath
Subs: L Markham for McInerney (45), F Lynch for Barrett (54), S Morey for O’Connor (59), D Honan for Collins (60), A Cunningham for Ryan (65).

Referee: J McGrath (Westmeath)

July 15th: Munster SHC Final @ Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Tipperary 2-17 Waterford 0-16


Tipperary: J O’Brien 1-03, S Bourke 1-01, N McGrath, E Kelly (0-02f) 0-03 each, B O’Meara, P Bourke (0-02f) 0-02 each, Padraic Maher, S McGrath, M Cahill 0-01 each
Waterford: M Shanahan 0-08 (0-05f, 0-01 ‘65′), J Mullane 0-03, S Walsh 0-02, P Mahony, S Molumphy, E Kelly (0-01f) 0-01 each
TIPPERARY: Brendan Cummins; Conor O’Brien, Paul Curran (capt), Michael Cahill; Thomas Stapleton, Conor O’Mahony, Padraic Maher; Brendan Maher, Shane McGrath; Pa Bourke, Patrick Maher, Lar Corbett; Brian O’Meara, John O’Brien, Noel McGrath.
Subs used: Eoin Kelly, Shane Bourke, Donagh Maher, Seamus Callanan.
WATERFORD: Stephen O’Keeffe; Noel Connors, Liam Lawlor, Stephen Daniels; Tony Browne, Michael Walsh (capt), Kevin Moran; Stephen Molumphy, Philip Mahony; Pauric Mahony, Seamus Prendergast, Maurice Shanahan; John Mullane, Shane Walsh, Gavin O’Brien.
Subs used: Eoin Kelly, Paul O’Brien, Martin O’Neill, Jamie Nagle.


Referee: Cathal McAllister (Cork)

About the Manager: Jimmy Barry-Murphy

A former Cork dual star, Jimmy Barry-Murphy was born in 1954 and played hurling and Gaelic football with his local club St. Finbarr’s, based in Togher, for many years. He was a member of the Cork Senior inter-county teams in both codes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He has an impressive management record at Inter-County level, managing the All-Ireland winning Minor Hurling team in 1995 and the All-Ireland Senior Hurling team in 1999.

Management Record

All-Ireland Senior Hurling: 1999

Munster Senior Hurling:  1999, 2000

All-Ireland Minor Hurling: 1995

Munster Minor Hurling: 1994, 1995

As a player, Jimmy Barry-Murphy won a raft of honours at club, county and provincial level, including the three-in-a-row All-Ireland Senior Hurling titles from 1976-1978, to which he added two further titles in 1984 and 1986, in addition to an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship medal in 1973, making him one of that elite group of players to have won All-Ireland titles in both hurling and football.

Playing Honours


Competition No. Years

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships 5 1976, 1977, 1978, 1984, 1986
Munster Senior Hurling Championships 10 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
National Hurling Leagues 2 1980, 1981
All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championships (St. Finbarr’s) 1 1974, 1977
All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championships 1 1973
All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championships 1 1971
Railway Cups 1 1981
Hurling All-Star Awards 5 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1986

All-Ireland Senior Football Championships 1 1973
Munster Senior Football Championships 2 1973, 1974
National Football Leagues 1 1980
All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championships (St. Finbarr’s) 1 1979, 1980
All-Ireland Minor Football Championships 1 1972
Railway Cups 4 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
Football All-Star Awards 2 1973, 1974

2012 is the first year of his second term as Cork manager.

Did you Know?

  • Waterford beat Cork in the 2004 Munster Final on a scoreline of 3-16 to 1-21. However, Cork won the All-Ireland by beating Kilkenny having qualified for the final via the backdoor system which allowed the Munster and Leinster runner-up to stay in the Championship
  • When Cork beat Waterford in the 1982 and 1983 Munster Finals, manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy captained the Cork side, which also included selectors Ger Cunningham and Johnny Crowley
  • Cork’s last All-Ireland Final appearance was in 2006, when they were beaten by Kilkenny 1-16 to 1-13. Waterford’s only Final appearance since 1963 was in 2008, when Kilkenny beat them 3-30 to 1-13.
All-Ireland SHC Roll of Honour

Kilkenny – 33

1904, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1922, 1932, 1933,

1935, 1939, 1947, 1957, 1963, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1975,

1979, 1982, 1983, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007,

2008, 2009, 2011

Cork – 30

1890, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1902, 1903, 1919, 1926, 1928, 1929,

1931, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1966,

1970, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1999, 2004, 2005

Tipperary – 26

1887, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1916, 1925,

1930, 1937, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964,

1965, 1971, 1989, 1991, 2001, 2010

Limerick – 7

1897, 1918, 1921, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1973

Wexford – 6

1910, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1968, 1996

Dublin – 6

1889, 1917, 1920, 1924, 1927, 1938

Offaly – 4

1981, 1985, 1994, 1998

Galway – 4

1923, 1980, 1987, 1988

Clare – 3

1914, 1995, 1997

Waterford – 2

1948, 1959

Laois – 1


London – 1


Kerry – 1



No Championship played in 1888 due to US Tour