Cork Premier Senior Hurling Championship

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The Cork Premier Senior Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as The Echo Cork County Premier Senior Hurling Championship and abbreviated to the Cork PSHC) is an annual hurling competition organised by the Cork County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association and contested by the top-ranking senior clubs and amalgamated teams in the county of Cork in Ireland. It is the most prestigious competition in Cork hurling.

Cork Premier Senior Hurling Championship
Current season or competition:
2020 Cork Premier Senior Hurling Championship
IrishCraobh Iomána Sinsearach Chorcaí
CodeHurling
Founded1887; 133 years ago (1887)
(rebranded in 2020)
RegionColours of Cork.svg Cork (GAA)
TrophySeán Óg Murphy Cup
No. of teams12 (group stage)
8 (preliminary qualifying round)
Title holdersColours of Cork.svg Imokilly (5th title)
First winnerColours of Leitrim.svg Cork Nationals
Most titlesColours of Leitrim.svg Blackrock (32 titles)
SponsorsThe Echo
TV partner(s)TG4, RTÉ
Official websiteCork GAA

Introduced in 1887 as the Cork Senior Hurling Championship, it was initially a straight knockout tournament open only to senior-ranking club teams. The competition will take on its current name in 2020, adding a round-robin group stage and limiting the number of club and divisional entrants.

In its soon-to-be introduced format, the Cork Premier Senior Championship will begin in March with a preliminary qualifying round for the divisional sides and educational institutions. The surviving team from this stage will automatically qualify for the knockout phase. The 12 participating club teams will be drawn into three groups of four teams and play each other in a round-robin system. The three group winners, three runners-up and three third-placed teams proceed to the knockout phase that culminates with the final match at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in October. The winner of the Cork Premier Senior Championship, as well as being presented with the Seán Óg Murphy Cup, qualifies for the subsequent Munster Club Championship.

The competition has been won by 19 teams, 14 of which have won it more than once. Blackrock is the most successful team in the tournament's history, having won it 32 times. Imokilly are the reigning champions, having beaten Glen Rovers by 2-17 to 1-16 in the 2019 final.[1]

HistoryEdit

BeginningsEdit

 
Civil unrest following the burning of Cork during the War of Independence lead to the 1921 championship being cancelled.

Following the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884, new rules for Gaelic football and hurling were drawn up and published in the United Irishman newspaper. In 1886, county committees were established, with the Cork County Board affiliating on 19 December 1886. The inaugural championship was played during the summer of 1887, however, the final stages ended in disarray with no final being played. In spite of this, Cork Nationals were subsequently declared the champions.[2] Since then the championship title has been awarded every year except on two occasions. A delay in the 1904 championship meant that the 1905 championship never took place. Civil unrest following the burning of Cork at the height of the War of Independence resulted in the 1921 championship being cancelled.

Team dominanceEdit

Since the beginning the championship has been dominated by Blackrock, St. Finbarr's and Glen Rovers who are collectively known as the "big three".[3][4] They have won a combined total of 84 championship titles. Blackrock dominated the first thirty years of the championship, winning 15 titles between 1887 and 1920. It was during this time that the county championship earned the nickname of the "little All-Ireland" due to its competitive nature. St. Finbarr's, after making a breakthrough in the early years of the 20th century, were the team of the decade for the 1920s before regularly claiming championship titles in each of the decades that followed. Glen Rovers made their own breakthrough with a first championship in 1934 and were the dominant club from then until the 1960s. Between 1971 and 1982, the "big three" shared every available championship title. Their rivalry reached its peak in 1977 when a record attendance of 34,151 saw St. Finbarr's defeat Glen Rovers in the championship decider.[5]

Since that zenith the "big three" have only claimed two titles in each of the decades from 1990 to 2017 as the power base of Cork hurling has moved from the city to the county with several clubs making significant breakthroughs and impacts on the championship.[6] In 1983 Midleton broke the decade-long hegemony and went on to claim five championships over a thirty-year period to 2013. In 1990 Na Piarsaigh became the first city club outside of the "big three" since Redmonds in 1917 to claim the championship. They added two more titles in 1995 and 2004. Erin's Own also added their name to the roll of honour in 1992 before winning further titles in 2006 and 2007. The mid nineties saw the rise of the divisional sides, with Carbery, Avondhu and Imokilly claiming four championship titles between 1994 and 1998. The success of Newtownshandrum between 2000 and 2009 also highlighted the changing demographics of Cork hurling as the tiny parish of 800 people won four championships during that decade. Sarsfields, although close in proximity to the city but based in the East Cork division, ended a 51-year famine in 2008 by claiming their third championship title ever. Between 2008 and 2015 they appeared in seven finals and won four titles. The East Cork village of Carrigtwohill ended a 93-wait for their second championship title in 2011.

In recent decades many rural and city-based clubs have also contested championship deciders without making a successful breakthrough. These include Ballyhea, Cloyne, Bride Rovers and Bishopstown. Educational institutions like University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology have also appeared in finals.

FormatEdit

HistoryEdit

22 teams entered the inaugural championship in 1887 and a single elimination format was used. Each team was afforded only one defeat before being eliminated from the championship. The creation of the divisions in the 1920s added a new dimension to the championship. These divisional teams were composed of junior and intermediate players and afforded every player in the county the chance of winning a senior championship medal. University College Cork were also permitted to enter the championship around the same time.

After 90 years of using the single-elimination straight knock-out format, problems arose regarding the standard of the competing teams. A special committee was established to examine the possibility of restructuring the championship format. At the County Convention on 5 February 1978, delegates voted by 143 to 93 in favour of abandoning the single-elimination format and adopting a group stage. This format was used for three successive season from 1978 until 1980, with Blackrock and St. Finbarr's becoming the first teams to win the championship after suffering a defeat. The County Board voted to revert to the single-elimination straight knock-out format in 1981.

In 1995, Cork Regional Technical College were permitted to field a team in the championship for the first time.

The introduction of a "back door" system at inter-county level in the All-Ireland Championship in 1997 led to the idea of introducing a second chance for defeated teams at county level. In 2000 a double-elimination format was introduced which afforded all club teams a second chance by remaining in the championship after a first-round defeat. In the two decades that followed the championship format continued to evolve with a number of minor tweaks. The provision of a second chance for defeated teams was later expanded to allow teams the opportunity of being defeated twice and still remain in the championship. The splitting of the intermediate grade in two resulted in the introduction of relegation in 2006, with Delaney Rovers becoming the first team to be relegated that year. Prior to this teams were allowed to decide for themselves if they wanted to regrade or retain their senior status. In 2015 the championship once again reverted to a double-elimination format.

CurrentEdit

DevelopmentEdit

On 2 April 2019, a majority of 136 club delegates voted to restructure the championship once again.[7][8] The new format led to the splitting of the championship in two and the creation of the Cork Premier Senior Championship and the Cork Senior A Championship.

OverviewEdit

Group stage: The 12 club teams are divided into three groups of four. Over the course of the group stage, which features one game in April and two games in August, each team plays once against the others in the group, resulting in each team being guaranteed at least three games. Two points are awarded for a win, one for a draw and zero for a loss. The teams are ranked in the group stage table by points gained, then scoring difference and then their head-to-head record. The top two teams in each group qualify for the quarter-finals.

Divisional and colleges section: University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology and the divisional sides compete in a separate section, with one team qualifying for the knock-out stage.

Preliminary quarter-finals: Two lone preliminary quarter-finals feature the three third-placed teams from the group stage and the winners of the divisional and colleges section. Two teams qualify for the next round.

Quarter-finals: The four quarter-finals feature the six teams from the group stage and the two preliminary quarter-final winners. Four teams qualify for the next round.

Semi-finals: The two semi-finals feature four teams. Two teams qualify for the next round.

Final: The two semi-final winners contest the final. The winning team are declared champions.

Participating clubsEdit

Team Location Colours
Ballyhea Ballyhea Black and white
Bishopstown Bishopstown Maroon and white
Blackrock Blackrock Green and yellow
Carrigtwohill Carrigtwohill Blue and yellow
Douglas Douglas Green, white and black
Erin's Own Glounthaune Blue and red
Glen Rovers Blackpool Green, black and yellow
Midleton Midleton Black and white
Na Piarsaigh Farranree Black and yellow
Newtownshandrum Newtownshandrum Green and yellow
Sarsfields Glanmire Blue, black and white
St. Finbarr's Togher Blue and yellow

Participating divisions and collegesEdit

Team Location Colours
Avondhu North Cork Yellow and black
Carbery West Cork Purple and yellow
Carrigdhoun South-East Cork Red and white
Cork Institute of Technology Bishopstown Red and white
Duhallow Duhallow Red and white
Imokilly East Cork Orange and black
Muskerry Muskerry Green and white
University College Cork College Road Red and black

SponsorshipEdit

Since 2005 the Cork County Championship has been sponsored by the Evening Echo. The competition was previously sponsored by TSB Bank.

Qualification for subsequent competitionsEdit

The Cork Premier Senior Hurling Championship winners qualify for the subsequent Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship. This place is reserved for club teams only as divisional and amalgamated teams are not allowed in the provincial championship. If a divisional side wins the Cork Championship then the runners-up qualify for the Munster Championship. This has occurred on six occasions. If two divisional sides qualify for the final then the provincial championship place is given to one of the defeated semi-finalists. This occurred in 1996 when Na Piarsaigh represented Cork due to Avondhu and Imokilly contesting the final.

VenuesEdit

Early roundsEdit

 
Since 2017 the county final has been held at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, on the site of the previous stadium which hosted it from 1976 to 2014.

Fixtures in the opening rounds of the championship are usually played at a neutral venue that is deemed halfway between the participating teams. Some of the more common venues include Mallow GAA Complex, Brinny Sportsfield, Coachford Pitch and Clonmult Memorial Park. All games from Round 4 onward are played at either Páirc Uí Rinn or Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

FinalEdit

The final has been played at the rebuilt Páirc Uí Chaoimh since it opened in 2017. The rebuilding process meant that the finals of 2015 and 2016 were hosted at Páirc Uí Rinn. Continuing work on the pitch at the new stadium resulted in the 2019 final also being played at Páirc Uí Rinn.[9] Prior to rebuilding, the final was hosted by the original Páirc Uí Chaoimh since it opened in 1976. The final was played at the Mardyke in 1974 and 1975, while in the 70 years prior to the development of Páirc Uí Chaoimh the final was usually played at the Cork Athletic Grounds. From the inaugural championship in 1887 up to the turn of the 20th century, the final was held at Cork Park.

ManagersEdit

Managers in the Cork Championship are involved in the day-to-day running of the team, including the training, team selection, and sourcing of players. Their influence varies from club-to-club and is related to the individual club committees. The manager is assisted by a team of two or three selectors and a backroom team consisting of various coaches.

Winning managers (1980–present)
Manager Team Wins Winning years
Con Roche St. Finbarr's 3 1982, 1984, 1988
Tim Murphy Blackrock 3 1985, 2001, 2002
Paddy Fitzgerald Midleton 3 1986, 1987, 1991
Fergal Condon Imokilly 3 2017, 2018, 2019
Gerald McCarthy St. Finbarr's 2 1980, 1981
Éamonn Ryan Na Piarsaigh 2 1990, 1995
P. J. Murphy Erin's Own 2 1992, 2007
Seánie O'Leary Imokilly 2 1997, 1998
Bernie O'Connor Newtownshandrum 2 2000, 2005
Pat Ryan Sarsfields 2 2012, 2014
Richie Kelleher Glen Rovers 2 2015, 2016
Denis Kelleher Midleton 1 1983
Donie O'Donovan Glen Rovers 1 1989
Charlie McCarty St. Finbarr's 1 1993
Noel Crowley Carbery 1 1994
Jack Russell Avondhu 1 1996
Michael O'Brien Blackrock 1 1999
Ger Cunningham Newtownshandrum 1 2003
Paul O'Connor Na Piarsaigh 1 2004
Martin Bowen Erin's Own 1 2006
Bertie Óg Murphy Sarsfields 1 2008
Phil Noonan Newtownshandrum 1 2009
John Crowley Sarsfields 1 2010
James O'Connor Carrigtwohill 1 2011
Peter Smith Midleton 1 2013

TrophyEdit

The winning team is presented with the Seán Óg Murphy Cup. A native of Cork city, Seán Óg Murphy (1892–1956) played hurling for Blackrock and Gaelic football for Nils. He won three All-Ireland medals with Cork and served as secretary of the Cork County Board from 1929 until his death in 1956. The cup is similar in design to the Liam MacCarthy Cup.

Roll of honourEdit

# Team Wins Winning Years
1 Blackrock 32 1887, 1889, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1897, 1898, 1903, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1920, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1956, 1961, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1999, 2001, 2002
2 Glen Rovers 27 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1976, 1989, 2015, 2016
3 St.Finbarr's 25 1899, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1919, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1932, 1933, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1965, 1968, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1993
4 Midleton 7 1914, 1916, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1991, 2013
5 Sarsfields 6 1951, 1957, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
6 Redmonds 5 1892, 1900, 1901, 1915, 1917
Imokilly 5 1997, 1998, 2017, 2018, 2019
7 Newtownshandrum 4 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009
8 Erin's Own 3 1992, 2006, 2007
Dungourney 3 1902, 1907, 1909
Avondhu 3 1952, 1966, 1996
Na Piarsaigh 3 1990, 1995, 2004
9 University College Cork 2 1963, 1970
Carrigtwohill 2 1918, 2011
10 Tower Street 1 1888
Aghabullogue 1 1890
Ballyhea 1 1896
Éire Óg 1 1928
Carbery 1 1994

List of finalsEdit

Year Winners Score Runners-up Score
1887 Cork Nationals Passage West
1888 Tower Street 4-01 Ballygarvan 0-01 William Gleeson
1889 Blackrock Wo Aghada Scr Stephen Hayes
1890 Aghabullogue 7-03 Aghada 1-01 Dan Lane
1891 Blackrock 4-04 Inniscarra 0-00 Stephen Hayes
1892 Redmond’s 2-04 Blackrock 0-05 Bill O'Callaghan
1893 Blackrock 2-05 Redmond’s 1-01 John Murphy
1894 Blackrock 1-05 Blarney 0-02 Stephen Hayes
1895 Blackrock 1-02 Ballyhea 1-01 Pat Coughlan
1896 Ballyhea 6-10 Ballygarvan 1-02 Jer Murphy
1897 Blackrock 5-08 Aghada 0-00 Pat Coughlan
1898 Blackrock 2-09 Carrigtwohill 0-02 Pat Coughlan
1899 St. Finbarr's 0-08 Redmond’s 0-07 Jim Young
1900 Redmond’s 1-09 Dungourney 2-03
1901 Redmond’s 1-11 St. Finbarr's 2-04 Paddy Cantillon
1902 Dungourney 3-10 Shanballymore 2-05 Jamesy Kelleher
1903 Blackrock 2-08 St. Finbarr's 1-10 Steva Riordan
1904 St. Finbarr's Wo Castletownroche Scr Dan Harrington
1905 No championship
1906 St. Finbarr's 2-09 Ballymartle 0-06 Dan Harrington
1907 Dungourney 5-17 Castletownroche 0-03 Jamesy Kelleher
1908 Blackrock 4-11 Midleton 2-03
1909 Dungourney 6-10 Sarsfields 1-08
1910 Blackrock 6-03 Dungourney 3-01
1911 Blackrock 3-02 Aghabullogue 0-00
1912 Blackrock 4-02 Redmond’s 0-01 Andy Buckley
1913 Blackrock 3-03 Midleton 2-03 Barry Murphy
1914 Midleton Wo Blackrock Scr
1915 Redmond’s 4-01 Collegians 0-01 Connie Sheehan
1916 Midleton 4-00 Shamrocks 3-02 James O'Connell
1917 Redmond’s 5-01 Midleton 1-03 Connie Sheehan
1918 Carrigtwohill 4-01 Blackrock 1-07 Billy Kennedy
1919 St. Finbarr's 5-03 Blackrock 4-01 T. Finn
1920 Blackrock 14-04 Fairhill 2-00 Mattie Murphy
1921 No championship
1922 St. Finbarr's Wo Blackrock Scr
1923 St. Finbarr's 0-06 Blackrock 1-02 Maurice O'Brien
1924 Blackrock 3-05 Redmond’s 1-02 Seán Óg Murphy
1925 Blackrock 6-04 St. Finbarr's 2-03 Seán Óg Murphy
1926 St. Finbarr's 6-02 Blackrock 5-04 D. Coughlan
1927 Blackrock 5-05 Redmond’s 2-01 Seán Óg Murphy
1928 Éire Óg 5-02 Mallow 3-02 Dinny Barry-Murphy
1929 Blackrock 5-06 St. Finbarr's 2-02
1930 Blackrock 3-08 Glen Rovers 1-03 Eudie Coughlan
1931 Blackrock 2-04 Éire Óg 0-03 Eudie Coughlan
1932 St. Finbarr's 5-03 Carrigtwohill 4-04 Johnny Kenneally
1933 St. Finbarr's 6-06 Carrigtwohill 5-00 Johnny Kenneally
1934 Glen Rovers 3-02 St. Finbarr's 0-06 Josa Lee
1935 Glen Rovers Wo. Carrigtwohill Scr. Josa Lee
1936 Glen Rovers 7-05 Sarsfields 4-02 Josa Lee
1937 Glen Rovers 3-05 Carrigtwohill 1-00 Josa Lee
1938 Glen Rovers 5-06 Midleton 1-03 Josa Lee
1939 Glen Rovers 5-04 Blackrock 2-05 Jack Lynch
1940 Glen Rovers 10-06 Sarsfields 7-05 Jack Lynch
1941 Glen Rovers 4-07 Ballincollig 2-02 Connie Buckley
1942 St. Finbarr's 5-07 Ballincollig 2-02
1943 St. Finbarr's 7-09 Ballincollig 1-01 J. Horgan
1944 Glen Rovers 5-07 St. Finbarr's 3-03 Din Joe Buckley
1945 Glen Rovers 4-10 Carrigdhoun 5-03 Paddy O'Donovan
1946 St. Finbarr's 2-03 Glen Rovers 2-01
1947 St. Finbarr's 4-06 Sarsfields 4-04
1948 Glen Rovers 5-07 Blackrock 3-02 Jim Young
1949 Glen Rovers 6-05 Imokilly 0-14 Dave Creedon
1950 Glen Rovers 2-08 St. Finbarr's 0-05 John Lyons
1951 Sarsfields 5-08 Glen Rovers 3-07 Pat O'Leary
1952 Avondhu 3-08 St. Finbarr's 4-03
1953 Glen Rovers 8-05 Sarsfields 4-03 Josie Hartnett
1954 Glen Rovers 7-07 Blackrock 3-02 Christy Ring
1955 St. Finbarr's 2-08 Glen Rovers 2-06 Tony O'Shaughnessy
1956 Blackrock 2-10 Glen Rovers 2-02 Mick Cashman
1957 Sarsfields 5-10 University College Cork 4-06 Mossie O'Connor
1958 Glen Rovers 4-06 St. Finbarr's 3-05 John Lyons
1959 Glen Rovers 3-11 Blackrock 3-05 John Lyons
1960 Glen Rovers 3-08 University College Cork 1-12 Joe Twomey
1961 Blackrock 4-10 Avondhu 3-07 Mick Cashman
1962 Glen Rovers 3-08 University College Cork 2-10 Finbarr O'Regan
1963 University College Cork 4-17 Blackrock 5-06 Des Kiely
1964 Glen Rovers 3-12 St. Finbarr's 2-07 Christy Ring
1965 St. Finbarr's 6-08 University College Cork 2-06
1966 Avondhu 2-11 University College Cork 4-04 Paddy Behan
1967 Glen Rovers 3-09 St. Finbarr's 1-09 Seán Kennefick
1968 St. Finbarr's 5-09 Imokilly 1-19 Jim Power
1969 Glen Rovers 4-16 University College Cork 1-13 Denis O'Riordan
1970 University College Cork 2-12 Muskerry 0-16 Mick McCarthy
1971 Blackrock 2-19 St. Finbarr's 5-04 John Horgan
1972 Glen Rovers 3-15 Youghal 1-10 Denis Coughlan
1973 Blackrock 2-12 Glen Rovers 2-10 John Horgan
1974 St. Finbarr's 2-17 Blackrock 2-14 Jim Power
1975 Blackrock 4-11 Glen Rovers 0-10 Éamonn O'Donoghue
1976 Glen Rovers 2-07 Blackrock 0-10 Martin O'Doherty
1977 St. Finbarr's 1-17 Glen Rovers 1-05 Denis Burns
1978 Blackrock 4-12 Glen Rovers 1-07 John Horgan
1979 Blackrock 2-14 St. Finbarr's 2-06 Tim Murphy
1980 St. Finbarr's 1-09 Glen Rovers 2-04 Billy O'Brien
1981 St. Finbarr's 1-12 Glen Rovers 1-09 Dónal O'Grady
1982 St. Finbarr's 2-17 Blackrock 3-09 John Blake
1983 Midleton 1-18 St. Finbarr's 2-09 John Fenton
1984 St. Finbarr's 1-15 Ballyhea 2-04 John Hodgins
1985 Blackrock 1-14 Midleton 1-08 Andy Creagh
1986 Midleton 1-18 Blackrock 1-10 Kevin Hennessy
1987 Midleton 2-12 Na Piarsaigh 0-15 Ger Power
1988 St. Finbarr's 3-18 Glen Rovers 2-14 Ger Cunningham [10]
1989 Glen Rovers 4-15 Sarsfield's 3-13 Tomás Mulcahy [11]
1990 Na Piarsaigh 2-07 St. Finbarr's 1-08 Christy Coughlan [12]
1991 Midleton 1-17 Glen Rovers 1-08 Ger FitzGerald [13]
1992 Erin's Own 1-12 Na Piarsaigh 0-12 Frank Horgan [14]
1993 St. Finbarr's 1-14 Carbery 1-13 Mick Barry [15]
1994 Carbery 3-12 Midleton 3-06 Barry Harte [16]
1995 Na Piarsaigh 1-12 Ballyhea 3-01 Leonard Forde [17]
1996 Avondhu 0-13 Imokilly 1-08 Aidan Kenny [18]
1997 Imokilly 1-18 Sarsfield's 2-12 Brian O'Driscoll [19]
1998 Imokilly 1-10 Blackrock 1-05 William O'Riordan [20]
1999 Blackrock 3-17 University College Cork 0-08 Noel Keane [21]
2000 Newtownshandrum 0-14 Erin's Own 0-11 Donal Mulcahy [22]
2001 Blackrock 4-08 Imokilly 2-07 Wayne Sherlock [23]
2002 Blackrock 1-14 Newtownshandrum 0-12 Wayne Sherlock [24]
2003 Newtownshandrum 0-17 Blackrock 0-09 John McCarthy [25]
2004 Na Piarsaigh 0-17 Cloyne 0-10 Mark Prendergast [26]
2005 Newtownshandrum 0-15 Cloyne 0-09 Brendan Mulcahy [27]
2006 Erin's Own 2-19 Cloyne 3-14 Kieran 'Hero' Murphy [28]
2007 Erin's Own 1-11 Newtownshandrum 0-07 Kieran 'Hero' Murphy [29]
2008 Sarsfield's 2-14 Bride Rovers 2-13 Kieran 'Fraggy' Murphy [30]
2009 Newtownshandrum 3-22 Sarsfield's 1-12 Dermot Gleeson [31]
2010 Sarsfield's 1-17 Glen Rovers 0-18 Alan Kennedy [32]
2011 Carrigtwohill 0-15 Cork Institute of Technology 1-11 Brian Lordan [33]
2012 Sarsfield's 1-15 Bishopstown 1-13 Joe Barry [34]
2013 Midleton 2-15 Sarsfield's 2-13 Pádraig O'Shea [35]
2014 Sarsfield's 2-18 Glen Rovers 0-08 Tadhg Óg Murphy [36]
2015 Glen Rovers 2-17 Sarsfield's 1-13 Graham Callinan [37]
2016 Glen Rovers 0-19 Erin's Own 2-11 Graham Callinan [38]
2017 Imokilly 3-13 Blackrock 0-18 Séamus Harnedy [39]
2018 Imokilly 4-19 Midleton 1-18 Séamus Harnedy [40]
2019 Imokilly 2-17 Glen Rovers 1-16 Séamus Harnedy [41]

Notes:

  • 1933 - The first match ended in a draw: St. Finbarr's 4-6, Carrigtwohill 5-3.
  • 1943 - The first match ended in a draw: St. Finbarr's 3-3, Ballincollig 3-3.
  • 1952 - The first match ended in a draw: Avondhu 3-9, St. Finbarr's 4-6.
  • 1955 - The first match ended in a draw: St. Finbarr's 2-6, Glen Rovers 1-9.
  • 1962 - The first match ended in a draw: Glen Rovers 3-7, University College Cork 2-10
  • 1990 - The first match ended in a draw: Na Piarsaigh 1-12, St. Finbarr's 3-6.
  • 1996 - The first match ended in a draw: Avondhu 1-12, Imokilly 1-12.

Records and statisticsEdit

FinalEdit

TeamEdit

IndividualEdit

TeamsEdit

By decadeEdit

The most successful team of each decade, judged by number of Cork Senior Hurling Championship titles, is as follows:

Successful defendingEdit

Only 7 teams of the 19 who have won the championship have ever successfully defended the title. These are:

  • Glen Rovers on 14 attempts out of 26 (1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1954, 1959, 1960, 2016)
  • Blackrock on 11 attempts out of 31 (1894, 1895, 1898, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1925, 1930, 1931, 1979, 2002)
  • St. Finbarr's on 8 attempts out of 24 (1905, 1906, 1923, 1933, 1943, 1947, 1981, 1982)
  • Imokilly on 3 attempts out of 4 (1997, 2018, 2019)
  • Redmonds on 1 attempt out of 4 (1901)
  • Midleton on 1 attempt out of 6 (1987)
  • Erin's Own on 1 attempt out of 2 (2007)

GapsEdit

Top ten longest gaps between successive championship titles:

Longest undefeated runEdit

The record for the longest unbeaten run stands at 30 games held by Glen Rovers. It began with a 5-06 to 3-00 win against Mallow in their opening game of the 1934 championship on 22 April 1934 and finished with a 3-08 to 3-01 win against Sarsfields in the first round of the 1942 championship on 17 May 1942. The 30-game unbeaten streak, which included no drawn game but one walkover, ended with a 5-04 to 1-08 loss to Ballincollig in the 1942 championship semi-final.

Top scorersEdit

All timeEdit

As of match played 20 October 2019.
Rank Name Team Goals Points Total
1 Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers 20 522 582
2 Eoghan Murphy Erin's Own 19 412 469
3 Christy Ring Glen Rovers 80 205 445
4 Ben O'Connor Newtownshandrum 21 352 415
5 Joe Deane Killeagh 21 351 414
6 Barry Johnson Bride Rovers 15 322 367
7 Cian McCarthy Sarsfields / Douglas 17 300 351

By year (1970-present)Edit

Year Top scorer Team Score Total
1970 Tomás Ryan Muskerry 0-38 38
1971 Pat Moylan Blackrock 0-37 37
1972 Patsy Harte Glen Rovers 3-14 23
1973 Tom Buckley Glen Rovers 2-22 28
1974 Willie Glavin Imokilly 4-14 26
1975 Paddy O'Sullivan Seandún 5-04 19
Pat Horgan Glen Rovers 0-19 19
1976 Tom Collins Glen Rovers 5-08 23
1977 Noel Crowley Bandon 2-16 22
1978 Pádraig Crowley Bandon 1-25 28
1979 John Fenton Midleton 5-45 60
1980
1981 Christy Ryan St. Finbarr's 6-05 23
1982 John Cremin St. Finbarr's 0-27 27
1983 Tony Coyne Youghal 2-27 33
1984 Denis Walsh Ballyhea 0-31 31
1985 Finbarr Delaney Blackrock 3-22 31
1986 Ger FitzGerald Midleton 5-17 32
1987 Mickey Mullins Na Piarsaigh 0-33 33
1988 Brian Cunningham St. Finbarr's 2-29 35
1989 Tadhg Murphy Sarsfields 3-27 36
1990 Brian Cunningham St. Finbarr's 2-28 34
1991
1992 Brian Corcoran Erin's Own 0-44 44
1993 Brian Cunningham St. Finbarr's 0-24 24
1994 Brian Cunningham St. Finbarr's 4-13 25
1995 Niall Ahern Sarsfields 4-17 29
1996 Jimmy Smiddy Imokilly 3-38 47
1997 Pat Ryan Sarsfields 1-47 50
1998 Brian Cunningham St. Finbarr's 3-23 32
1999 Joe Deane University College Cork 3-26 35
2000 Joe Deane Imokilly 6-32 50
2001 Ben O'Connor Newtownshandrum 6-29 47
2002 Neil Ronan Ballyhea 2-36 42
2003 Ben O'Connor Newtownshandrum 2-30 36
2004 John Anderson Glen Rovers 0-47 47
2005 Paudie O'Sullivan Cloyne 3-19 28
2006 Paudie O'Sullivan Cloyne 4-25 37
2007 Kevin Murray St. Finbarr's 1-32 35
2008 Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers 1-43 46
2009 Niall McCarthy Carrigtwohill 4-27 39
2010 Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers 6-62 80
2011 Barry Johnson Bride Rovers 0-39 39
2012 Pa Cronin Bishopstown 1-44 47
2013 Conor Lehane Midleton 5-48 63
2014 Cian McCarthy Sarsfields 2-54 60
2015 Cian McCarthy Sarsfields 2-52 58
2016 Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers 3-63 72
Eoghan Murphy Erin's Own 3-63 72
2017 Ronan Crowley Bandon 2-54 60
2018 Conor Lehane Midleton 2-37 43
2019 Declan Dalton Imokilly 3-55 64

In a single game (2011-present)Edit

Year Top scorer Team Score Total
2010 Robert O'Driscoll Sarsfields 2-10 16
2011 Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers 1-12 15
2012 Pa Cronin Bishopstown 1-10 13
2013 Conor Lehane Midleton 2-10 16
2014 Barry Johnson Bride Rovers 2-10 16
2015 Pa O'Callaghan Ballyhea 0-15 15
2016 Eoghan Murphy Erin's Own 2-12 18
2017 Ronan Crowley Bandon 1-10 13
Pa O'Callaghan Ballyhea 0-13
2018 Eoghan Murphy Erin's Own 1-11 14
2019 Barry Johnson Bride Rovers 3-09 18

In finals (1934-present)Edit

Final Top scorer Team Score Total
1933 Johnny Kenneally (D) St. Finbarr's 2-01 7
Johnny Kenneally (R) St. Finbarr's 3-00 9
1934 Patcheen Murphy Glen Rovers 2-00 6
1935
1936 William O'Driscoll Glen Rovers 3-00 9
1937 Dan Moylan Glen Rovers 1-01 4
1938 Charlie Tobin Glen Rovers 3-01 10
1939 Dan Moylan Glen Rovers 2-01 7
1940 Charlie Tobin Glen Rovers 6-00 18
1941 Charlie Tobin Glen Rovers 1-02 5
1942 Derry Beckett St. Finbarr's 1-03 6
1943
1944 Christy Ring Glen Rovers 0-05 5
1945 Christy Ring Glen Rovers 0-06 6
1946 Seán Condon St. Finbarr's 1-01 4
Jack Lynch Glen Rovers 1-01 4
1947 Jim Sargent St. Finbarr's 2-00 6
Micka Brennan Sarsfields 2-00 6
1948 Jimmy Lynam Glen Rovers 2-00 6
Charlie O'Flaherty Glen Rovers 2-00 6
1949 Donie Twomey Glen Rovers 3-00 9
1950 Jack Lynch Glen Rovers 1-00 3
Donie O'Sullivan Glen Rovers 1-00 3
1951 Micka Brennan Sarsfields 3-01 10
1952 Harry Goldsboro (D) St. Finbarr's 2-02 8
Mick Kickham (R) St. Finbarr's 3-00 9
1953 Josie Hartnett Glen Rovers 2-00 6
1954 Jim Rodgers Glen Rovers 1-01 4
Seán Horgan Blackrock 1-01 4
1955 Christy Ring (D) Glen Rovers 1-04 7
T. Maher (R) St. Finbarr's 3-00 9
Christy Ring (R) Glen Rovers 2-03 9
1956 Michael Murphy Blackrock 1-03 6
1957 Paddy Barry Sarsfields 2-02 8
1958 Frank Daly Glen Rovers 2-00 6
1959 Christy Ring Glen Rovers 1-06 9
1960 John Joe Browne University College Cork 1-05 8
1961 Willie Galligan Blackrock 1-05 8
1962 Christy Ring (D) Glen Rovers 1-03 6
Mick Mortell (R) University College Cork 1-03 6
1963 Mick Mortell University College Cork 1-05 8
1964 Christy Ring Glen Rovers 1-04 7
1965 Charlie McCarthy St. Finbarr's 2-05 11
1966 Seánie Barry University College Cork 1-02 5
1967 Mick Kenneally Glen Rovers 2-03 9
1968 Seánie Barry Imokilly 0-13 13
1969 Patsy Harte Glen Rovers 1-06 9
1970 Ray Cummins University College Cork 2-03 9
1971 Pat Moylan Blackrock 0-10 10
1972 Tom Buckley Glen Rovers 1-05 8
1973 Donie Collins Blackrock 1-05 8
1974 Charlie McCarthy St. Finbarr's 2-03 9
1975 Pat Horgan Glen Rovers 0-09 9
1976 Patsy Harte Glen Rovers 2-02 8
1977 Christy Ryan St. Finbarr's 1-01 4
1978 Ray Cummins Blackrock 1-04 7
1979 Pat Moylan Blackrock 0-05 5
1980 Éamonn Fitzpatrick St. Finbarr's 1-01 4
1981 Paddy Ring Glen Rovers 1-03 6
1982 Ray Cummins Blackrock 3-00 9
1983 John Fenton Midleton 0-10 10
1984 Willie Shanahan Ballyhea 2-03 9
1985 Finbarr Delaney Blackrock 1-03 6
1986 Finbarr Delaney Blackrock 1-04 7
1987 John Fenton Midleton 1-09 12
1988 Brian Cunningham St. Finbarr's 0-12 12
1989 Tadhg Murphy Sarsfields 0-09 9
1990 Brian Cunningham (D) St. Finbarr's 1-04 7
James O'Connor (R) Na Piarsaigh 2-00 6
Brian Cunningham (R) St. Finbarr's 0-06 6
1991 John Fenton Midleton 0-07 7
Ger Riordan Glen Rovers 1-04 7
1992 Brian Corcoran Erin's Own 0-10 10
1993 Pádraig Crowley (D) Carbery 0-07 7
Pádraig Crowley (R) Carbery 1-04 7
Billy O'Shea (R) St. Finbarr's 0-07 7
1994 Jeff O'Connell Carbery 2-01 7
Ger Manley Midleton 1-04 7
1995 Mark O'Sullivan Na Piarsaigh 1-01 4
1996 Jimmy Smiddy (D) Imokilly 1-06 9
Jimmy Smiddy (R) Imokilly 0-06 6
1997 Pat Ryan Sarsfields 1-07 10
1998 Alan Browne Blackrock 1-01 4
Seán O'Farrell Imokilly 1-01 4
1999 Alan Browne Blackrock 2-02 8
2000 John Corcoran Erin's Own 0-07 7
2001 Alan Browne Blackrock 3-08 17
2002 Alan Browne Blackrock 1-04 7
Ben O'Connor Newtownshandrum 0-07 7
2003 Ben O'Connor Newtownshandrum 0-10 10
2004 Aisake Ó hAilpín Na Piarsaigh 0-05 5
2005 Ben O'Connor Newtownshandrum 0-06 6
2006 Eoghan Murphy Erin's Own 1-10 13
2007 Ben O'Connor Newtownshandrum 1-03 6
2008 Seán Ryan Bride Rovers 1-03 6
Pat Ryan Sarsfields 0-06 6
2009 Ben O'Connor Newtownshandrum 1-04 7
2010 Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers 0-10 10
2011 Michael Fitzgerald Carrigtwohill 0-06 6
2012 Cian McCarthy Sarsfields 0-08 8
2013 Conor Lehane Midleton 2-10 16
2014 Cian McCarthy Sarsfields 0-10 10
2015 Cian McCarthy Sarsfields 1-06 9
Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers 0-09 9
2016 Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers 0-12 12
2017 Michael O'Halloran Blackrock 0-08 8
2018 Séamus Harnedy Imokilly 1-06 9
2019 Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers 0-11 11

Cumulative finalsEdit

As of match played 20 October 2019.
Rank Name Team Goals Points Total
1 Christy Ring Glen Rovers 12 44 80
2 Charlie McCarthy St. Finbarr's 9 25 52
3 Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers 0 47 47
4 Cian McCarthy Sarsfields 2 40 46
5 Charlie Tobin Glen Rovers 12 7 43
6 Ben O'Connor Newtownshandrum 2 36 42
7 Ray Cummins Blackrock 9 13 40
8 Patsy Harte Glen Rovers 5 24 39
9 Alan Browne Blackrock 7 15 36
10 Jack Lynch Glen Rovers 5 18 33

Man of the matchEdit

List of county final man of the match award winners:

Final MOTM Team
1979 Dermot McCurtain Bloackrock
1980 John Cremin St. Finbarr's
1981 John Blake St. Finbarr's
1982 Ger Cunningham St. Finbarr's
1983 John Fenton Midleton
1984 Phil Ryan Ballyhea
1985 Jim Cashman Blackrock
1986 Tadhg McCarthy Midleton
1987 John Fenton Midleton
1988 Brian Cunningham St. Finbarr's
1989 John Fitzgibbon Glen Rovers
1990 Richie McDonnell Na Piarsaigh
1991 Kieran McGuckin Glen Rovers
1992 Timmy Kelleher Erin's Own
1993 Ger Cunningham St. Finbarr's
1994 Pat Kenneally Carbery
1995 Paul O'Connor Na Piarsaigh
1996 Fergal McCormack Avondhu
Conor Hannon Avondhu
1997 Timmy McCarthy Imokilly
1998 Mark Landers Imokilly
1999 Jim Cashman Blackrock
2000 Pat Mulcahy Newtownshandrum
2001 Alan Browne Blackrock
2002 Alan Cummins Blackrock
2003 Ben O'Connor Newtownshandrum
2004 John Gardiner Na Piarsaigh
2005 Pat Mulcahy Newtownshandrum
2006 Eoghan Murphy Erin's Own
2007 Shane Murphy Erin's Own
2008 Michael Cussen Sarsfields
2009 Pat Mulcahy Newtownshandrum
2010 Cian McCarthy Sarsfields
2011 Niall McCarthy Carrigtwohill
2012 Eoin Quigley Sarsfields
2013 Conor Lehane Midleton
2014 Daniel Roche Sarsfields
2015 Graham Callanan Glen Rovers
2016 Patrick Horgan Glen Rovers
2017 Ger Millerick Imokilly
2018 Séamus Harnedy Imokilly

Winners and finalistsEdit

The DoubleEdit

Three teams have won the Cork Senior Hurling Championship and the Cork Senior Football Championship in a single year as part of a hurling-Gaelic football double. Glen Rovers and their sister club, St. Nicholas', became the first teams to win the double in 1938 before claiming two further doubles in 1941 and 1954. University College Cork won their only double in 1963. St. Finbarr's hold the distinction of being the only single entity club team to have won the double. They achieved this in 1980 and 1982.

Divisional sides Avondhu, Carbery and Imokilly and club team Midleton also hold the distinction of being dual county senior championship-winning teams, however, these were not achieved in a single calendar season.

Media coverageEdit

RadioEdit

C103 & CRY 104.0FM provides extensive radio coverage of the championship, including several full live commentaries from Round 1 to the final. Both will cover the final live.

The Big Red Bench on Cork's Red FM cover most games with reports and updates on radio and their Twitter feed

TelevisionEdit

TG4 has carried live and deferred television broadcasts of several finals over the years as part of its GAA Beo programme. On 29 April 2018, TG4 broadcast live coverage of a Round 1 double-header for the first time. The awarding of TV rights to RTÉ will see the broadcaster carry live coverage of games in 2019.

See alsoEdit

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