Cork and Tipperary to meet in hurling exhibition

April 9th, 2016 12:09 PM

By Kieran McCarthy

At the launch of the 1916 exhibition hurling match, hosted by Reardens Bar, at UCC's Mardyke Sports Grounds, were, from left, former Cork senior footballer Niall Cahalane, event organiser and UCC history student Darren O'Donavan, Cork senior hurler Damien Cahalane and Reardens Group Proprietor Paul

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A SPECIAL 1916 exhibition hurling match at the Mardyke this Sunday, April 10th, will see Cork and Tipperary re-enact their Munster hurling final match from 100 years ago.

Both the Cork and Tipperary teams will don vintage jerseys while playing with 1916 replica hurleys. Throw-in is at 3pm.

Straight after this novel clash on Sunday evening, Reardens Bar in Cork will host a special memorial with the legendary Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh to remember the life and career of Kerry football legend John Egan.

Ó Muircheartaigh will also speak about the evolution of the GAA throughout the years and the legendary broadcaster will also reminisce about one of Kerry’s finest players, John Egan, who won six All-Irelands and five All Stars before his sudden death on April 8th, 2012. 

Looking ahead to the re-enactment of the 1916 Munster hurling final Ó Muircheartaigh commented: ‘Credit must be given to the Reardens Group for holding this match 100 years after the two teams met. Gaelic Games held a special significance during this time as both hurling and football were symbolic of Irish identity.’

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