PODCAST: Football group stages round-up | Donal O'Sullivan on Beara's '97 county final win | Enniskeane Camogie captain Aisling O'Driscoll

September 6th, 2022 5:24 PM

By Southern Star Team

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The final round of the group stages of the Cork football championships took place last week and with so many West Cork teams in action we have plenty to discuss on this week’s podcast.

Matthew Hurley gives us his top five takeaways from the weekend that was with several sides progressing to the knockout stages and several others facing down the barrel of some fairly daunting looking relegation battles.

Later in the show we’re be joined by Donal O’Sullivan to have chat about the legendary Beara team that won the 1997 county final.

Donal also tells us all about the Padraig Crowley fundraiser. Padraig, who was the goalie on that county final winning team, has been struggling with a serious illness for some time and Beara GAA and his teammates from ‘97 have launched a fundraising drive to support the future educational needs of his two young children.

A raffle will be held for Padraig on the October bank holiday weekend, with a wide variety of prizes available. Tickets cost €10 and are available online at

We’re also joined for a chat by Enniskeane camogie captain Aisling O’Driscoll about their championship campaign.

If you can’t make it to the shops this week to pick up a copy of The Southern Star, you can avail of a digital or postal subscription by clicking here.

Follow our hosts on Twitter: @jayburgkk and @KieranMcC_SS.

Produced by Dylan Mangan.


The Star Sport Podcast is brought to you in association with Access Credit Union and the Donal O’Driscoll Student Bursary.

The Donal O’Driscoll Student Bursary has been established to honour the career and achievements of Access Credit Union's late CEO Donal O’Driscoll.

Throughout his long term as CEO, Donal championed the Credit Union ethos of supporting and empowering members, particularly in the sphere of education.

In recognition of this, the Donal O’Driscoll Bursary will provide financial support to one individual embarking on third-level education or commencing an apprenticeship in 2022.

The recipient of the bursary will be awarded €5,000 to help with costs.

To apply for the bursary visit

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