Rebel Og Awards Banquet is set to take place on Saturday 20th of January, on a night when the 12 winners of 2017 will be celebrated.
Our main sponsors of the Rebel Og Awards, Clayton Hotel Sliversprings will host the event. Our Award sponsors Cummins sports will provide the awards for the hall of game and our overall award.
Our media partners Evening Echo and Redfm will MC the event with John McHale (Evening Echo) and Lisa Lawlor (Redfm) in charge of proceedings.
On the night, Rebel Og will announce and present the first ever overall winner of the Rebel Og Awards along with our hall of fame award to our seventh winner.
Our 12 winners are
- January: Kiltha Og GAA
- February: St.Colemans College
- March: Mallow Handball
- April: Carberry Scor na nOg
- May: Rochestown College-
- June: Feile na nGael winners (Sars, Na Piarsaigh, St.Kevins and Cuchullains)
- July: Ballinora Feile Footballers
- August: Cork U17 hurlers
- September: Cork Minor hurlers
- October : Bandon U15 hurlers and footballers –
- November: Bride Rovers Minors and U16 –
- December: Inniscarra & Eire Og Minor Hurlers
Rebel Og are delighted to announce that our guest of honour on the evening will be Cork star Jamie Wall, below is Jamie’s story.
Jamie Wall, Guest of Honour at Rebel Og Awards
“I am Jamie Wall. I am a footballer and a hurler. I am also a wheelchair user.
I was born on the 21st of July 1992, in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital, Drogheda, Co. Louth and since I was old enough to walk, I was old enough to play. I played my first football match in Oristown Co. Meath aged 4 for my local naíonra vs. The local junior infant class. I got the bug early on.
I was brought up on a diet of Manchester United, Meath football, and later, Cork GAA. As a 5 year old I dreamt of being Gary Neville one day, Colm Coyle the next.
On the 4th of July 2010 I won my first Munster championship. On the 9th of August 2014, I watched from a wheelchair as my teammates won my first All Ireland.
On the 28th of June, 2014, I should have captained my club, Kilbrittain, in the second round of the cork Premier Intermediate hurling championship. Instead, I was rushed to hospital with an epidural abscess on my spine, which had, and has since rendered me paralysed from the midriff down.
Since then I have engaged in rehabilitative therapies, first in Beaumont hospital, and then the NRH in Dún Laoghaire. I have spent almost 8 months in hospital.
Today I am a free man, as such. There is a wonderful life to be led, from the chair or on foot. One I intend to lead. But I also want more. I’ve got a new bug. Something new lights my fire today. I am young, I am fit, and I am willing.
I want to pursue further recovery from spinal injury. Last year I took part in Mark Pollock’s 5 & 10k race, the run in the dark. This year, I want to join the group of people who want to be part of a different race. The race for the cure.
The most important piece of advice I was ever given came in the form of simple mantra;
‘Never Give Up, Never Let Up.’