Munster Minor Hurling Final Becons for Conor

Cork’s nine year wait for a Munster Minor Hurling Championship final appearance is over as they produced a hugely impressive performance to down the reigning champions Tipperary in this evening’s semi-final replay on a scoreline of 2-22 to 2-19. Starring at corner back (#2) was Conor O’Callaghan from Kilcorney, who plays his hurling with Keale Gaels (Dromtarriffe & Millstreet).

In the first game Conor came in for special mention for an excellent display at corner back, and similarly in the replay: “Conor O’Callaghan again impressive”. The final is on next Sunday in Thurles at 2pm and precedes the Senior final in which Mark Ellis will most likely be playing also.

Cork show steel to finally battle past Tipperary – “…When Tipp trimmed the margin to just a point in injury time extra time was looming, but Conor O’Callaghan and the Roches twins, Eoin and Brian, ensured Cork cleared their lines…” 

Over 8,000 in attendance as Cork minors edge past Tipperary on the second time of asking

The jubilant scenes in Páirc Uí Rinn after minor triumph were great to see




Conor who plays for Dromtarriffe and Keale Gaels has been having a good run of it lately. Only a month ago, he captained Cork’s under-17 Hurlers from the centre back berth to victory in the Munster Final against Waterford (see pictures in the article below). He’s the first Dromtarriffe player to represent Cork in Hurling at any grade, and he’s making a fine job of it too.

Cork U17 Hurlers win Munster title 25/4/17

1 thought on “Munster Minor Hurling Final Becons for Conor”

  1. We are so proud of one of our own Conor O Callaghan, the Gooch of Dromtariffe as he was known in Rathcoole National School and we all could see then what ye can see now. He is a brilliant young lad and may your success only grow and grow as I know it will. Well done Conor and keep the Dromtariffe and Kilcorney flags flying high.

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