Mark Ellis (hurler)
Mark Ellis (born 26 August 1990) is an Irish hurler who plays as a centre-back for Duhallow Championship club Millstreet and at inter-county level with the Cork senior hurling team. He usually lines out as a centre-back.
|Irish name||Marc Eilís|
26 August 1990|
Kilmacanogue, County Wicklow, Ireland
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Cork Institute of Technology|
|*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 11:19, 15 July 2019.|
Millstreet Community SchoolEdit
While attending Millstreet Community School Ellis was selected for the Cork vocational schools hurling team. On 16 February 2008, he was named as a substitute for the All-Ireland final against Galway but was introduced during the game which Cork won by 2-14 to 3-10 victory.
On 14 February 2009, Ellis was again included as a substitute on the Cork team that qualified for the All-Ireland final against Offaly. He remained on the bench for the entire game which Cork won by 4-12 to 2-11.
On 31 August 2014, Ellis won a Duhallow Junior Championship medal with the Millstreet junior football team following a 2-13 to 1-11 defeat of Knocknagree in the final. Millstreet progressed through the subsequent Cork Junior Championship and reached the final on 25 October. Ellis lined out at midfield in the 1-09 to 1-08 defeat of St. Finbarr's in the final.
Ellis was selected for the Duhallow divisional team that competed at county level in the underage hurling grades. On 14 December 2009, he won a Cork Under-21 Championship medal following Duhallow's 0-18 to 1-05 defeat of Ballinhassig in the final.
Ellis first played for Cork as a member of the under-21 team during the 2010 Munster Championship. He was an unused substitute throughout the championship campaign, which ended with a 2-17 to 0-21 defeat by Tipperary at the semi-final stage on 14 July.
Ellis made his under-21 debut on 15 July 2011. He lined out at left wing-back in the 4-19 to 1-21 defeat of Tipperary. Ellis retained his position on the starting fifteen for the subsequent 4-20 to 1-27 defeat by Limerick in the Munster final. It was his last game in the grade.
Ellis was added to the Cork intermediate team for the 2010 Munster Championship. He made his first appearance on 20 June when he came on as a 44th-minute substitute for Stephen White in a 1-24 to 3-17 defeat of Limerick. On 22 July, Ellis was at left wing-back when Cork defeated Waterford by 0-15 to 0-13 to win the Munster Championship. He retained his position on the starting fifteen for Cork's subsequent 2-17 to 1-13 All-Ireland final defeat by Kilkenny on 28 August.
Ellis was retained on the Cork intermediate team for the 2011 Munster Championship. He was switched to centre-back, however, Cork's championship campaign ended on 19 June following a 2-19 to 0-15 defeat by Clare.
Ellis made his first appearance for the Cork senior team on 23 January 2011. He was at centre-back for Cork's 3-17 to 1-22 defeat of University College Cork in the pre-season Waterford Crystal Cup. Ellis was retained on the Cork panel for the subsequent National League and made his first appearance on 13 February in a 1-20 to 1-15 defeat of Offaly. An injury ruled him out of inclusion on Cork's panel for the Championship, while a change of management saw him dropped from the panel for the 2012 season.
Ellis returned to the Cork senior panel for the 2013 season. On 8 September, he was an unused substitute when Cork drew with Clare in the All-Ireland final. Ellis was again included on the panel for the replay on 28 September but failed to make an appearance in the 5-16 to 3-16 defeat.
On 25 May 2014, Ellis made his championship debut in a 1-21 apiece draw with Waterford in the Munster Championship quarter-final. On 3 July, he won a Munster Championship medal when he lined out at centre-back in Cork's 2-24 to 0-24 defeat of Limerick in the last final to be played at the old Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Ellis ended the season by being nominated for an All-Star.
On 2 June 2018, Ellis suffered a groin injury during the Munster Championship draw with Limerick. The injury resulted in him missing the rest of Cork's successful Munster Championship campaign. Ellis returned to training in July and came on as a substitute for Daniel Kearney when Cork suffered a 3-32 to 2-21 extra-time defeat by Limerick in the All-Ireland semi-final on 29 July.
- As of match played 14 July 2019.
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- Mark Ellis profile at the Cork GAA website