Seanie Barrett’s 1991 All Ireland Minor Football Title

In 1991 Seánie Barrett was part of the excellent Cork Minor team that won the All-Ireland Football title, beating Mayo on a scoreline of  Cork 1-9 Mayo 1-7 at Croke Park, on 15th Sept 1991. Seán is in the photo above with his hand in the air, and his goal in the final is in the video below.

A few months previously he and Eoin O’Sullivan had been part of the Cork Vocational Schools Football Team that also won the All-Ireland.

Seán of course went on to have a highly successful boxing career, winning the National Championships, and representing Ireland abroad.

The goalie for Cork that day Kevin O’Dwyer, is now based in Cullen and is one of the trainers for the Duarigle Gaels (Millstreet+Cullen) underage teams.



1991 Munster Final: Cork 0-10 Kerry 0-8
CORK: Kevin O’Dwyer, Donal O’Callaghan, Brian Corcoran, Brian Murphy, Jer McCullagh, Tadhg Og Lynch, Alan McCarthy (Captain), Fachtna Collins, Pat Hegarty, Sean Barrett, Joe Kavanagh, Pat O’Mahony, Paul O’Rourke, Kevin Harrington, Donal Hegarty
Subs: Jody Dillon, Dave Linehan


All Ireland Semi-Final: Cork 0-12 Donegal 1-6

Cork led by 0-5 to no score and 0-7 to 0-1 after 13 minutes, but Donegal held them scoreless for the next 27 minutes. Eamon McMenamin got Donegal’s rst point and a penalty won by Donegal’s best player on the day, Donal Buggy, was converted by Mark Boyle on 26 minutes to leave the sides level at the break, 1-4 to 0-7. Donegal twice took the lead in the second half and had a number of goal chances. Two of them came late on when Sean Boyce was denied by the Cork ‘keeper and Donal Buggy was denied a second penalty, although it was felt the referee was reluctant to award Donegal a second spot kick.

Donegal: Eunan Doherty; Paul Diver, Darragh Dolan, Peter McGinley; Damien Diver, Kevin McGettigan, Kevin Gallagher; Declan Boyle, Paul Callaghan; Mark Boyle (1-1), Donal Buggy (0-4), Ronan McLaughlin; Corny Brennan, James Ruane, Eamon McMenamin (0-1). Subs., Sean Boyce for McMenamin; Anthony McGrath for K Gallagher.

Cork: Kevin O’Dwyer; Donal O’Callaghan, Brian Corcoran, Brian Murphy; Gerard McCullagh, Tadhg Og Lynch (0-1), Alan McCarthy; Fachtna Collins, Pat Hegarty (0-1); Sean Barrett (0-2), Joe Kavanagh, Paudie O’Mahony (0-5); Kevin Harrington (0-2), Mark O’Sullivan (0-1), Paul O’Rourke. Subs., Donal O’Mahony for Kavanagh; Finbar O’Mahony for Donal O’Mahony.
Referee: Seamus Prior (Leitrim).


All Ireland Final: Cork 1-9 Mayo 1-7
K. O’Dwyer, D. O’Callaghan, B. Corcoran, B. Murphy, G. McCullagh, T. Óg Lynch, A. McCarthy, F. Collins, P. Hegarty, S. Barrett, M. O’Sullivan, P. O’Mahony, K. Harrington, J. Kavanagh, P. O’Rourke. subs: F. O’Mahony for P. O’Rourke, D. O’Neill for S. Barrett

MAYO: B Heffernan; T Burke, J McSharry, K Mortimer; P Cunney, D Leyden, F Costello; M Smith, P McNamara (0-2); TJ McHugh, K O’Neill (0-1), R Golding (1-1); D Burke (0-3), T Walkin, D McDonagh. Subs: S Brady for McDonagh, C Deasy for McHugh.


Ten of that team went on to play senior football for Cork including:  Kevin O’Dwyer, Brian Corcoran, Podsie O’Mahony, Joe Kavanagh, Fachtna Collins, Pat Hegarty, Mark O’Sullivan,  Tadhg Og Lynch, Kevin Harrington


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