Mark Ellis (hurler)

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Mark Ellis
Personal information
Irish name Marc Eilís
Sport Hurling
Position Corner-back
Born (1990-08-26) 26 August 1990 (age 26)
Millstreet, Cork, Ireland
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Club(s)
Years Club
Millstreet
Club titles
  Football Hurling
Cork titles 0 0
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
2013-present Cork 4 (0-00)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 0
NHL 0
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 14:18, 17 July 2014.

Mark Ellis (born 26 August 1990) is an Irish hurler who plays as a centre-back for the Cork senior team.[1]

Born in Millstreet, County Cork, Ellis first played competitive hurling whilst at school in Millstreet Community School. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of nineteen when he first linked up with the Cork under-21 team, before later lining out with the intermediate side. He made his senior debut in the 2013 National Hurling League.[2] Ellis later became a regular member of the starting fifteen and has won one Munster medal.

In 2014, Ellis played at centre-back on the Cork team that won the Munster Senior Hurling Championship, defeating Limerick 2-24 to 0-24 in the last game at Páirc Uí Chaoïmh before its refurbishment.

At club level Ellis plays hurling and Gaelic football with Millstreet.

Playing career[edit]

Schools[edit]

While attending Millstreet Community School Ellis was picked for the Cork vocational schools hurling team in 2008. He won his first All-Ireland medal that year as Cork withheld a late Galway challenge to claim a 2-14 to 3-10 victory.[3]

Ellis won a second All-Ireland medal in 2009 as a non-playing substitute in 2009, as Cork defeated Offaly by 4-11 to 2-12 to take the vocational title for a fifth successive year.[4]

Club[edit]

As a member of the Duhallow under-21 team, Ellis enjoyed the ultimate success in 2009. A defeat of Ballinhassig in the county decider game him a championship medal in that grade. Mark also plays football and was a key member of the Millstreet team that won the County Junior Football title in 2014.

Inter-county[edit]

Ellis first played for Cork with the under-21 team, however, he enjoyed little success in this grade.

In 2010 Ellis was a key member of the Cork intermediate team. He won a Munster medal that year as Cork defeated Waterford by 0-15 to 0-13.[5] Cork later faced Kilkenny in the All-Ireland decider, however, a 2-17 to 1-13 defeat was Ellis's lot on that occasion.[6]

Ellis had been close to the Cork senior team in 2011, however, it took another two years before he made his debut during the National Hurling League. He was later included on Cork's championship panel, however, he was an unused substitute for the whole campaign, including Cork's All-Ireland final draw and replay defeat.[7][8]

On 25 May 2014 Ellis made his senior championship debut in a 1-21 apiece draw with Waterford in the Munster quarter-final.[9] He later won his first Munster medal as goals by Séamus Harnedy and Paudie O'Sullivan gave Cork a 2-24 to 0-24 victory over Limerick.[10] Ellis is the first Millstreet club member to win a senior Munster accolade in hurling.

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

Duhallow
Cork

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player profile: Mark Ellis". Cork GAA. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Moynihan, Michael (28 January 2013). "Free-scoring Rebels stay grounded". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Horgan, Noel (23 February 2008). "Cork withstand late Galway rally". The Southern Star. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Horgan, Noel (21 February 2009). "Five-in-a-row for Cork boys". The Southern Star. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "O’Sullivan to fore for Cork". Irish Independent. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Clinical Cleere helps classy Cats end Cork’s reign". Irish Times. 29 August 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  7. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (9 September 2013). "An emotional, riveting roller-coaster". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  8. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (30 September 2013). "A day borrowed from the hurling gods". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Russell, Adrian (22 May 2014). "Aidan Walsh amongst three championship debuts in Cork side to face Waterford". MSN Sport. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  10. ^ O'Flynn, Diarmuid (14 July 2014). "Irrepressible Rebels rule Munster again". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 17 July 2014.