Cork v Kilkenny, Saturday night hurling and all in aid of player who suffered spinal injury

The match is all in aid of Jamie Wall.

Jamie Wall pictured during the 2012 Munster U21 football final.
Jamie Wall pictured during the 2012 Munster U21 football final.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

A CORK AND Kilkenny hurling clash at the outset of the championship is always attractive but their challenge match this Saturday night has a special appeal and is set to benefit a great cause.

Proceeds from all tickets from the game which throws-in in Páirc Uí Rinn at 7pm will go directly to the ‘Friends of Jamie Wall’ fund.

Last June, Jamie lined out for Cork’s intermediate hurlers but a freak incident afterwards saw him suffer a serious spinal injury.

Jamie lined out for the Cork minor footballers in the 2010 All-Ireland final before winning three Munster U21 football medals and playing in the 2013 All-Ireland U21 decider. He has also represented Cork at minor and U21 hurling level.

Next Saturday’s game between Jimmy Barry-Murphy and Brian Cody’s sides is a fundraiser to help with his recovery and the Kilbrittain native is extremely thankful for the support.

“I’m so grateful to everyone in both county boards and panels for their support. It’s just yet another display of the huge level of support, I’ve been given.”


Tickets for the match are €10 for adults and €5 for U16′s. They are on sale through as well as Super Valu and Centra stores.

Here’s how Cork will line out on Saturday


1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)

2. Shane O’Neill (Bishopstown)
3. Aidan Ryan (Midleton)
4. William Kearney (Sarsfields)

5. Brian O’Sullivan (Fermoy)
6. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)
7. Killian Burke (Midleton)

8. Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr)
9. Andy Walsh (Killeagh)

10. Patrick Cronin (Bishopstown)
11. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
12. Darren McCarthy (Ballymartle)

13. Jamie Coughlan (Newtownshandrum)
14. Paudie O’Sullivan (Cloyne)
15. Stephen Moylan (Douglas)

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16. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
17. Damien Cahalane (St. Finbarrs)
18. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers)
19. Lorcáin MacLoughlin (Kanturk)
20. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)
21. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
22. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
23. Seamus Harnedy (St. Ita’s)
24. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)
25. Anthony Spillane (Castlelyons)
26. Luke O’Farrell (Midleton)
27. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
28. Rob O’Shea (Carrigaline)
29. John Cronin (Lisgoold)

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