The Story of ‘75
Submitted by Ger Spillane
Mid Cork Semi-final :
Inniscarra overcame Eire Og, the fifth occasion both teams met in the Muskerry Junior Hurling Championship in five years on the 20th July 1975. Scores from Thomas Ryan 0-1, Henry O’Sullivan 1-2, Bob Ryan 0-1 gave Inniscarra a 1-4 to 0-5 half time lead. Thomas Ryan 1-2, Patsy O Connell 1-1, Olan O’Brien 0-1 and final score a goal by Henry O’Sullivan gave a final score 4-9 to 1-8.
Team: Henry O’Brien, John Buckley, Pat McDonnell, Michael O’Mahoney, Joe McCarthy, Tim Cremin , Jerry Healy, Tomas Ryan, Patsy O’Connell, Bob Ryan, Olan O‘Brien, Mossie Healy, Henry O’Sullivan, Jamsie O’Leary, Willie John Healy.
Mid Cork final :
In August Inniscarra met Aghabullogh in the final. Aghabullogh led at half time by 1-5 to 0-7, scores form Henry O’Sullivan 0- 2 Martin McDonnell 0-2, Jamsie O’Leary 0-1 and Mossie Healy 0-2. In the second half, Inniscarra increasing their tempo through goals from Henry O’Sullivan, Willie John Healy, Olan O’Brien. Points from Tomas Ryan resulted in a 3-11 to 1-8 victory, the first since 1968.
Team: Team: Henry O’Brien, John Buckley, Pat McDonnell, Owen Lane, Tim O’Regan, Tim Cremin, Jerry Healy, Tomas Ryan, Patsy O’Connell, Olan O‘Brien, Mossie Healy, Martin McDonnell, Henry O’Sullivan, Jamsie O’Leay, Willie John Healy.
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Pat McDonnell plays in the Mid Cork Final
County Quarter Final :
Inniscarra 1-11 Newmarket 0-7 in Banteer

County Semi Final :
2nd November: in the Dyke. Inniscarra 1-13 Erins Own 2-6
Team : Henry O’Brien, John Buckley, Pat McDonnell, Tim Cremin , Joe McCathy. Tim O’Regan, Jerry Healy, Henry O’Sullivan, Patsy O’Connell, Olan O‘Brien, Mossie Healy, Martin McDonnell, Tomas Ryan Jamsie O’Leay, Willie John Healy.

County Final :
Revenge for ’68 On the 16th November again in the Mardyke versus Ballymartle . Goals from Jamsie O’Leary and Olan O’Brien gave Inniscarra a 2-2 to 1-2 lead at half time. Further goals from Willie John Healy (2) and Jamie O’Leary combined with a stubborn performance of shear class from across the team including the introduction of young Finbarr Sheehan in goal 5-7 to 3-8.
Team: Henry O’Brien, John Buckley, Pat McDonnell, Tim Cremin , Jerry Healy Tim O’Regan, Jerry Cockery Henry O’Sullivan, Patsy O’Connell,Tomas Ryan, Olan O‘Brien, Martin McDonnell, , Tomas Ryan, Jamsie O’Leay, Mossie Healy, Willie John Healy. Sub Sixteen Year old Finbarr Sheehan.

Selectors Donal O’Callaghan, Tim Lane, Tom Manley and Noel Hennessy
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Men of '75 pictured in 2013: Tim Cremin, Jerry Cockerry, Martin McDonnell, Seanie O'Mahoney, Patsy O'Connell and County Board Chairman Bob Ryan
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