The Official Cork GAA 2017 Thread


#2025

@ChocolateMice

Scarra 2-6 to 0-7 up at h-t

Good game. Glen caught with 2 goals inside 3 mins.


#2026

Knocknagree 2 - 19 vs 2 - 10 Erins Own

knocknagree junior champions


#2027

Outstanding team. Be a v good bet for the intermediate title next year they have a heap of young lads coming through.

Worth 10 mins of anyones time to go to the C103 website and find John Fintan Daly (Snr) iview from after the game. An outstanding coach who should have got the top job in cork. He coached cork minors at 21 or 22 years of age having won a county minor with knocknagree the year before. This is his 2nd county with knockagree the other 30+ years ago. He has 2 x coubty snr footballs with duhallow and he won an intermediate all ireland football with miltown in kerry a few years ago. He won an AI u21 with cork before as well. But he wasnt a co board lackey and spoke his mind so never got the senior job.

As I said worth finding the interview


#2028

John Fintan knows his ball.

Lived too far away for Franks liking.

Super record


#2029

Not a millions miles off as good a record as billy Morgan over the span of a career. Certainly too good a record to ignore in a county like Cork. Seems to have moved with the times as well. Team supremely well conditioned to my untrained eye


#2030

Not to take away from JFD and i agree with everything you say, but he got a driven bunch of players too.

They went all the way to Senior the last time they won Junior. From what i hear its not beyond them again. Erins own are a big fit team and no monkeys and by all accounts KNG were well over them


#2031

He got a good crop of players alright but they had massively underachieved before he took over. They hadnt won duhallow champ in 25 years. Hes added serious quality. Fellas tell me the focus on skills development is huge with the start and finish of the game plan being as quick an exit from own half as possible. Brilliant kick passing side.

Not sure if they were ever senior before but thats the target now for sure


#2032

They were definitely. I remember it. 6 O’Connors playing i think. They nearly had a famous win one time.

He shares alot of the same approaches as Micky Ned O’Sullivan who i initially based my principals on and i think they are friends.

He has a successful business too ya?


#2033

Them o connors are legendary. Known as the Rorys i.e. Pat Rory O connor, denny rory etc. They were 5 or 6 of them knocking around the duhallow teams that won the 2 senior counties.

Hes a solicitor. Dont know how succesful he is but id say the football got equal attention at least!


#2034

Niall and Rory were the main lads. Niall was no.15.
Unbelievable footballer. Injured alot but was kinda somewhere between Matt Connor and Paul mcGrath.

Never got a proper go when fit with cork. If he was around now he would definitely be playing


#2035

Does the club rule county in Cork? From people I meet it does.


#2036

I wouldn’t say you could define the county in any way now.

There is an apathy growing towards the county teams for sure which may enhance the club game maybe.


#2037

100% sure that club success trumps all else in the likes of Knocknagree. Bar maybe an AIf win over kerry.


#2038

Ya further away from city the less they care


#2039

Yeah,agree,out the country interest in the county team lessens.


#2040

Lads on blood and Bandage saying O’Farrell and Haughney are gone from the panel.


#2041

I see Midleton managed to lose the Dean Ryan final despite being a man and seven points up.

http://munstergaapps.ie/dean-ryan-cup-16-5-hurling-final-midleton-cbs-v-thurles-cbs/


#2042

Still no selectors???


#2043

I see Tracey’s inexorable rise continues. Croke Park awaits.


#2044

Cork GAA is a leader in equality .