Munster Senior Hurling Championship in Millstreet

Cork Hurling History today remembers: “on this day in 1903 Cork and Kerry met in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semifinal, was played at the Sports Field in Millstreet. This was the first meeting of the counties since the 1892 Championship. The newspaper reports of the day did not provide much details of the scorers, but Cork opened with 2 points before striking for their first major and then rattled off 6 unanswered points before Kerry got their first point of the game. The halftime score line was Cork 1-08 to 0-01 for Kerry. The second half saw Cork open the scoring with their second goal and went on to seal a comfortable victory on a final score of Cork 2-11 to 0-03 for Kerry. This match was played in conjunction with the delayed 1902 Munster Senior Hurling Championship and Cork advanced to a Munster Final meeting with Limerick.”


They weren’t the only Inter county matches played in Millstreet at the time. There were at least two more:

5 Oct 1902: Cork 0-8 Kerry 0-6, Munster Football quarter-final replay, at the Millstreet Sportsfield

9 Aug 1903: Kerry 2-7 Cork 0-3, Munster Football semi-final, at the Millstreet Sportsfield


But, does anyone know which was the Sports Field in Millstreet at the time? was it:

  1. Down the Station Rd. where St.John’s and Millstreet Juvenile GAA have their pitches, or
  2. Back the Killarney Road, on the left just after Inchileigh Bridge? (Or was this just the dog track?), or
  3. a different pitch again?



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