Imokilly Division News

02 October, 2017

Come along and support your club players with Imokilly next Sunday.

On Sunday 8th October the Imokilly Senior Hurling team will face Sarsfields in the Cork Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final game in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. This is a great chance for clubs, schools, supporters and people from Imokilly to come along to the newly built state of the art stadium in Pairc Ui Chaoimh and support your local club players on this big stage, on this big day. The Imokilly panel has members playing from clubs who are not ranked as Senior clubs in East Cork, this gives these players the chance to play at the top level of Cork Hurling where they can represent their club and their division. Currently on the Panel we have players from the following club’s Fr O'Neills, Cobh, Castlelyons, St Itas, Lisgoold, Castlemartyr, Cloyne, Aghada, Russell Rovers, Watergrasshill, Carrig na bhFearr along with our coaching staff, selectors and backroom staff from Aghada, Cobh, Castlemartyr, Lisgoold, Castlelyons and St Itas.

Truly a representation of East Cork on the one panel. Throughout the year the different lads from the various clubs have played games with their clubs and the following night gone training and sometime playing in games with Imokilly, as a team the lads have been working and training hard with their clubs after work and sometimes before work and then arriving along to sessions with Imokilly. The dedication, determination and desire shown by these young players is remarkable and deserves great support from everyone who has a club player involved.

Speaking with players and the mentors from Imokilly, one of the main driving forces behind everything they have done so far, this year is the support they receive from supporters, both young and old alike, from the different clubs. These supporters get to see their own club players playing against the top teams in Cork. They get to see the lads they train with, playing alongside Inter County standard players. For some of the players this is what makes playing for Imokilly so special, being able to represent your club from Junior level up against the Senior clubs in the county.

Imokilly started this year’s journey on Saturday the 6th May in Riverstown where they played Bishopstown winning out well when the final score was Bishopstown 0-12 vs 2-26 Imokilly. Their second outing was against UCC once again in Riverstown where they won out on a score line of Imokilly 1-26 vs 3-10 U.C.C. This saw them through to the Quarter Final against the team who had knocked Imokilly out at the same stage of the competition last year Erins Own. Again, the two teams lined out in Pairc Ui Rinn on 24th Sept and at the end of full time both sides were level on a score of Imokilly 2-19 vs 3-16 Erins Own. The replay was played a week later in Pairc Ui Rinn and this time Imokilly finally overcame Erins Own by the narrowest of margins on a score line of Imokilly 1-22 vs 4-12. Now the next step in this highly competitive competition is a semi-final meeting with another strong East Cork club Sarsfields in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday 8th October. 

There is a strong and proud tradition of Hurling with both teams in the lead up to this big semi-final game on Sunday. Imokilly have appeared in six Cork Senior Hurling Finals winning in 1997 & 1998 and were runners up in 1949, 1968, 1996 and 2001. Sarsfields have appeared in fourteen Cork Senior Hurling Finals winning in 1951,1957,2008,2010,2012 and 2014 and were runners up in 1936,1940, 1947,1953,1989,2009,2013 and 2015. 

 

 

 

 

Imokilly Panel

Declan Dalton, Fr O'Neills

Ian Cahill, Cloyne

Brian Mulcahy, St Catherines

Dara Kelleher, Cobh

Seamus Harnedy, St Itas

Denis O'Farrell, Watergrasshill

Colm Barry, Castlelyons

Will Leahy, Aghada

Cian Fleming, Aghada

Kieran Histon, Cobh

Paudie O'Sullivan, Cloyne

Dan Mangan, St Catherines

Ciaran O'Brien, St Itas

Josh Beausang, Russell Rovers

Shane O'Regan, Watergrasshill

Niall O Leary, Castlelyons

Dara O'Callaghan, Watergrasshill

Aidan O'Sullivan, Castlelyons

John Cronin, Lisgoold

Kevin O'Neill, Watergrasshill

Cillian Broderick, Fr O Neills

Barra O’Tuma, Castlemartyr

John Cashman, Lisgoold

Ger Mellerick, Fr O Neills

Brian Lawton, Castlemartyr

Tom Carroll, Castlelyons

Liam O'Shea, Lisgoold

Mark O'Keeffe, Fr O'Neills

John Forde, Carrig na bhFearr

Joe Mellerick, Fr O Neills

 

Manager-Fergal Condon (Aghada)
Selectors-Derek Barrett (Cobh), Jimmy Smiddy (Castlemartyr), Ciaran Cronin (Lisgoold), Sean Harnedy (St Itas)
Physio - Conor Coleman,
Strength & Conditioning Coach- Adam McCarthy,
Stats- Oisin Counihan, Jack Norris  
Logistics- Kieran McGann Castlelyons.

 

Imokilly Games played 2017

Round 1 - 06/05/2017 Bishopstown 0-12 vs 2-26 Imokilly
Round 2 - 04/06/2017 Imokilly 1-26 vs 3-10 U.C.C
Quarter-Final - 24/09/2017 Imokilly 2-19 vs 3-16 Erins Own
Quarter-Final Replay - 30/09/2017 Imokilly 1-22 vs 4-12 Erins Own
Semi Final - 08/10/2017 Imokilly vs Sarsfields