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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.

Mark Ellis
Personal information
Irish name Marc Eilís
Sport Hurling
Position Centre back
Born (1990-08-26) 26 August 1990 (age 29)
Kilmacanogue, County Wicklow, Ireland
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Occupation Electrical engineer
Club(s)
Years Club
Millstreet
Club titles
  Football Hurling
Cork titles 0 0
Colleges(s)
Years College
2012-2016
Cork Institute of Technology
College titles
Fitzgibbon titles 0
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
2011-present
Cork 25 (0-04)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 2
All-Irelands 0
NHL 0
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 11:19, 15 July 2019.

Playing careerEdit

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.[1]

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.[2]

MillstreetEdit

Ellis joined the Millstreet club at a young age and played in all grades at juvenile and underage levels in an area that was more noted as a Gaelic football stronghold.

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.[3]

DuhallowEdit

Ellis was selected for the Duhallow divisional team that competed at county level in the underage hurling grades.[4] 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.[5]

CorkEdit

Under-21Edit

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.[6]

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.[7] Ellis retained his position on the starting fifteen for the subsequent 4-20 to 1-27 defeat by Limerick in the Munster final.[8] It was his last game in the grade.

IntermediateEdit

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.[9] On 22 July, Ellis was at left wing-back when Cork defeated Waterford by 0-15 to 0-13 to win the Munster Championship.[10] 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.[11]

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.[12]

On 20 July 2013, Ellis made his last appearance for the Cork intermediate team. He was at right wing-back when Cork suffered a 0-19 to 0-18 defeat by Tipperary in the Munster Championship final.[13]

SeniorEdit

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.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16] 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.[17]

On 25 May 2014, Ellis made his championship debut in a 1-21 apiece draw with Waterford in the Munster Championship quarter-final.[18] 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.[19] Ellis ended the season by being nominated for an All-Star.[20]

On 3 May 2015, Ellis was at centre-back in Cork's 1-24 to 0-17 defeat by Waterford in the National League final.[21]

Ellis won his second Munster Championship medal on 9 July 2017. He was again at centre-back for the 1-25 to 1-20 defeat of Clare in the final.[22]

On 2 June 2018, Ellis suffered a groin injury during the Munster Championship draw with Limerick.[23] The injury resulted in him missing the rest of Cork's successful Munster Championship campaign.[24] 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.[25][26]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 14 July 2019.
Team Year National League Munster All-Ireland Total
Division Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score
Cork 2011 Division 1 2 0-00 2 0-00
2012 Division 1A
2013 0 0-00 0 0-00 0 0-00 0 0-00
2014 Division 1B 2 0-00 4 0-00 1 0-00 7 0-00
2015 Division 1A 6 0-01 1 0-01 3 0-00 10 0-02
2016 2 0-00 1 0-00 2 0-00 5 0-00
2017 6 0-00 3 0-01 1 0-00 10 0-01
2018 4 0-03 3 0-02 1 0-00 8 0-05
2019 3 0-00 2 0-00 5 0-00
Career total 22 0-04 15 0-04 10 0-00 47 0-08

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Horgan, Noel (23 February 2008). "Cork withstand late Galway rally". The Southern Star. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Horgan, Noel (21 February 2009). "Five-in-a-row for Cork boys". The Southern Star. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ Tarrant, John (1 November 2014). "Brilliant 'Street land their holy grail". The Corkman. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  4. ^ Hurley, Denis (21 August 2015). "Duhallow hard work reaping rewards". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  5. ^ Lester, Bob (16 November 2009). "Stuff of champions as slick Duhallow deliver". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  6. ^ O'Toole, Fintan (15 July 2010). "Premier go the extra again to deny Rebels". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  7. ^ O'Toole, Fintan (16 July 2011). "Awesome Rebel firepower". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  8. ^ Rooney, Declan (4 August 2011). "Hannon on the mark to edge thriller". Irish Independent. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  9. ^ O'Toole, Fintan (21 June 2010). "Last-gasp Conway blast breaks Limerick hearts". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  10. ^ "O'Sullivan to fore for Cork". Irish Independent. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Clinical Cleere helps classy Cats end Cork's reign". Irish Times. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  12. ^ O'Toole, Fintan (20 June 2011). "Clare race clear of Cork to reach decider". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  13. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (20 July 2013). "Tipp heap more misery on Cork". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Cork progress in Waterford Crystal Cup after extra time". Irish Examiner. 23 January 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  15. ^ "Cork see off dogged Faithful". Irish Times. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  16. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (9 September 2013). "An emotional, riveting roller-coaster". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  17. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (30 September 2013). "A day borrowed from the hurling gods". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  18. ^ Russell, Adrian (22 May 2014). "Aidan Walsh amongst three championship debuts in Cork side to face Waterford". MSN Sport. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  19. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (14 July 2014). "Irrepressible Rebels rule Munster again". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  20. ^ Farrelly, Mark (9 October 2014). "The Full List Of Hurling All-Star Nominees". Balls.ie. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  21. ^ O'Toole, Fintan (3 May 2015). "Waterford crowned hurling league champions with emphatic win over Cork". The 42. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Cork victorious over Clare in Munster hurling final". Irish Examiner. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  23. ^ Hurley, Denis (2 June 2018). "Hayes snatches draw for Limerick in Munster classic". RTÉ Sport. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  24. ^ Clerkin, Malachy (1 July 2018). "Cork quietly collect another Munster title as Clare crumble". Irish Times. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  25. ^ Hurley, Denis (17 July 2018). "Cork defender Ellis resumes training ahead of All-Ireland semi-final". RTÉ Sport. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  26. ^ O'Brien, Kevin (29 July 2018). "Limerick complete epic comeback to defeat Cork in extra-time and advance to All-Ireland final". The 42. Retrieved 6 September 2018.

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