October Rebel Og Award for Bandon

Bandon Juvenile GAA honoured at the monthly Rebel Óg Awards hosted in the Clayton Silversprings Hotel. Picture John Tarrant



Norina O’Callaghan, Clayton Silver Springs Hotel presents the Rebel Óg Award to Bandon’s John Ahern in the presence of Donal McCarthy, Adjudicator; Seán Ahern and John Purcell, Chairman, Rebel Óg.. Picture John Tarrant


Winners of the Fe U15 Football and Fe U15 Hurling Championships

The Bandon U15 Hurling and Football Teams, who won the Fé U15 Hurling and Football Championships, are the October 2017 winners of the Rebel Óg Monthly Awards sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cummins Sports (Award Sponsors) with RedFM and The Evening Echo (Media Partners).

Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive Evening Echo presents the Rebel Óg Award to Bandon’s Cian Burke in the presence of Aidan O’Rourke, Rebel Óg West; Cian O’Brien, PRO Rebel Óg and Carl O’Leary U15 selector at a function at the Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork. Picture John Tarrant

BANDON UNDERAGE GAA CLUB caters for training underage players in both hurling and football codes, with a child centred approach and philosophy that recognises that the welfare of the child player is paramount. With an active coaching & mentoring committee supporting a Club Coaching Plan, the maximum player participation and personal development of both hurling and football skills for our underage players can be achieved.

Colin O’Sullivan, Red FM presents the Rebel Óg Award to Bandon’s Tim Twohig in the presence of Ian Doyle, Chairman, Bandon Juvenile GAA; Finbarr Lynch, U15 Team Manager; Donal Leahy, Co. PRO and Richard Murphy, Development Officer, Cork GAA at a function at the Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork. Picture John Tarrant

To encourage more members to join the Bandon GAA club and raise the public profile of GAA organisation, the Bandon Underage GAA club has implemented an active School Coaching Programme in four of Bandon primary schools providing minimum 18 weeks coaching during the school year.

Aidan Horgan, Cummins Sports presents the Rebel Óg Award to Bandon’s Paddy Murray in the presence of Seán O’Sullivan, Event Co-Ordinator; Ciarán McCarthy, Minor Hurling Captain and Eoghan O’Connor, Treasurer Cork Rebel Óg at a function at the Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork. Picture John Tarrant

Today Bandon Underage club membership has over 350 members up from 320 in 2016, 265 members in 2015, 215 members in 2014 and 180 members in 2013.

Bandon Underage GAA supports over 20 teams across both hurling and football codes. To support these teams Bandon Underage GAA currently have over eighty (80) coaches registered with seventy (70) coaches having completed Foundation Level Coaching course. Bandon GAA is in unique situation in Cork to have forty five (45) coaches with Advanced Award 1 Coaching course qualified up to Club Adult Team level and currently with one coach with Advanced Award 2 Coaching course for coaching Cork Development Squads and Inter County teams.

Bandon Juvenile GAA honoured at the monthly Rebel Óg Awards hosted in the Clayton Silversprings Hotel were Ian Doyle, Chairperson Bandon Underage GAA; Paddy Murray, Minor Manager; Ciarán McCarthy, Minor Hurling captain; Tim Twohig, U15 Hurling captain; Cian Burke, U15 Football captain; Sean Ahern, U12 Hurling captain; Finbarr Lynch, U15 Manager; Carl O’Mahony, U15 Selector; John Ahern, U12 Selector and Miriam Murphy, Rebel Óg Judging Panel. Picture John Tarrant

Promotion of the GAA games in Bandon encouraged 265 Young Players aged 6-13 from around the Bandon catchment area to attend Bandon GAA Cúl Camp from 14-18th August 2017 that was fully supervised and coached by Bandon Underage GAA coaches.








The Bandon GAA club players contributed to the success of local secondary school teams over past 12 months with Hamilton High School winning the Senior Hurling Lord Mayor Cup & Cork College U14A Football cups and St. Brogan’s College winning U14 County Hurling championship. For the Development squads, Bandon Underage GAA continue to support Cork Coaching with Bandon players successfully progressing onto Carbery U13 and Cork U14, U15 and U17 development squads.

Benchmark 2020 is a Club award Scheme under the auspicious of Cork Coaching & Games which is to promote best practice in coaching and games development at club level. Bandon GAA was one of only 3 clubs in West Cork (18 total in Cork County) to successfully achieve Gold level for 2016 (a repeat over 2015). The successful participation and achieving those high levels in the Benchmark 2020 demonstrates to players, coaches, parents and supporters that Bandon GAA has best practice in GAA coaching and games development.

Bandon GAA Hurling & Football club fosters and develops skills in both codes from our Nursery programme up to Adult level. The benefits of managing and promoting both codes were seen in 2016 with Bandon adult teams achieving Senior Hurling and Premier Intermediate Football status. The success of Bandon GAA adult level teams has encouraged our underage teams for further success during 2017.
Rebel Óg County 2017 U15A Hurling Championship – Bandon’s first game in the U15A Hurling competition was when they put eight goals and twenty three points past Sliabh Rua. For the semi-final, Bandon travelled to East Cork to play Lisgoold. Bandon were too strong for East Cork side as they won by 26 points. The U15A County Final played against Mayfield in mid-July was a repeat of the U14A County Hurling final in 2016 where Bandon came out on top. In this year’s U15 County Hurling final, both teams had some highs and lows as they battled it out for the important scores. Bandon dominated the first half with half time score of 3-7 to 0-3 but Youghal came back storming back in second half to get back into contention.  Youghal never gave up as they scored two goals but they couldn’t hold back the hard work of the West Cork side. Final score Bandon 3-14 to Youghal 2-7.


Rebel Óg County 2017 U15A Football Championship – Bandon claimed Rebel Og U15A County Football Championship title following their win over Wolfe Tones (Kanturk) in mid August in Macroom. Plaudits went to both teams for an absolutely classic football encounter, with end to end good attacking football, top class defending, and every player, mentor, and supporter giving their all. In the end Bandon showed what a class outfit this group of players are developing into. There were no losers in this game but Bandon won out in the end.

The Bandon GAA club now hosts the dual 2017 U15A County Football and Hurling Champions. A remarkable achievement for this team.

The passion and commitment shown by the Bandon underage players embodies all that is good about the GAA and bodes well for the future of Bandon GAA Hurling & Football club.


Sciath na Scol finals pre-midterm 

Sciath na Scol Football Finals 207

Some big games are down to take place in the finals of Sciath na Scol in the coming weeks. 
@ MAYFIELD GAA on Wednesday 18th Oct 

DF6 11.00am Kilmurry  v Ballincurrig 15mins a half/9 a side

DGF6 11.45am Kilmurry  v Cill naMartra 15mins a half/9 a side

Urban F2 12.30am CBC v North Mon 20 mins a half/13 a side
MAYFIELD Wednesday 25th Oct
F6 12.30pm Rylane  V GS  Droichead na Banndan  15mins a half/11 a side

GF4 11.30am Watergrasshill v Inch 20 mins a half/13 a side

F5 12.30pm          Ballintotas v Inch  20 mins a half/11 a side


@ PÁIRC UI RINN Thursday 19th October 
Urban DF1      10.30am     Clogheen v Ballintemple             15mins a half/11 a side

Urban DGF1   11.15am   Clogheen v Walterstown    15mins a half/11 a side

DF2    12.30pm     Innishannon Aghada    20 mins a half/15 a side
PÁIRC UI RINN Tuesday 24th October 
Urban F3 10.30am GS Ui Drisceoil v St Marys on the Hill      20 mins a half/13 a side

Urban GF1 11.30am GS Ui Drisceoil v Our Lady of Lourdes  20 mins a half/13 a side

Urban GF2 12.30pm GS Mhachan v Sc na Croise Naofa     15 mins a half/11 a side
PÁIRC UI RINN Thursday 26th October 

DF5 10.30am Firmount v Glenville 15mins a half/11 a side

DGF5 11.15am Canovee v Glenville  15mins a half/11 a side

DF1 12.15 Glounthane v Sc na nÓg 20 mins a half/15 a side 

DGF2 1.15am    Glounthane v Ballygarvan 20 mins a half/15 a side

Harty Cup Throws in on Wednesday 

Harty Cup 2017

This Wednesday, Cork schools will enter the 2017/18 Harty Cup championship. 

In total eight first round games will take place on Wednesday with four Cork teams looking for victory in the opening games. 

Cork will have CBS Midleton, Christian Brothers College (CBC Cork), Scoil Na mBraithre` St. Colmans College Fermoy and North Mon AG.

Charleville school Scoil Na mBraithre` Rathluirc will meet 2016 winners Árdscoil Rís in Kilmallock. 

The opening games will be for Midleton CBS meeting De La Salle College in Waterford with this game taking place in Bushy Park. 

Christians will travel to Clonmel where there will meet Our Ladys Secondary School Templemore. 

Colmans Fermoy will play Blackwater Community School Lismore in Ballyduff. 

The final Cork side in action will see Fermoy host Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG and Thurles CBS. 

All games are set to start at 1.30pm. Full details of all games are below. 

Fixture Details

Wednesday October 11th

Corn An Artaigh Group A Round 1
Bushy Park 13:30 CBS Midleton V De La Salle College Waterford
Kilmallock 13:30 Árdscoil Rís North Circular Limerick V Scoil Na mBraithre` Rathluirc

Corn An Artaigh Group B Round 1
Clonmel 13:30 Christian Brothers College, Cork V Our Ladys Secondary School Templemore
Sixmilebridge 13:30 Castletroy College V St. Flannans College Ennis

Corn An Artaigh Group C Round 1
Bruff 13:30 Coláiste Iosaef, Kilmallock V John The Baptist Community School
Ballyduff 13:30 Blackwater Community School Lismore V Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy

Corn An Artaigh Group D Round 1
Newport 13:30 Nenagh CBS Secondary V Scoil Na Trioniode Doon
Fermoy 13:30 Thurles CBS Secondary V Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG

Gaeltacht scholarship scheme

Is cúis áthais dom Scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta 2018 a fhógairt don samhradh seo chugainn. Applications are being taken NOW. 

Please find attached to this email, an Application form which includes details of this years Gaeltacht scholarship scheme. This can be photocopied as needed. 

Note that this updated GAA scholarship Application Form is required by the college with every application. This is important in order to verify the applications and to enforce the scheme on a first come first served basis.  

Please also be aware that the Cork scholarship scheme applies to Coláiste na Mumhan, Béal Átha’n  

Ghaorthaidh ONLY and does not apply to any other Gaeltacht college.

Also attached is a poster which can be printed and displayed to make your club members aware that this scheme is now active.  Dates of courses, fees, application forms and any further details and are available on www.colaistenamumhan.ie or 085 1709327

Le meas, 

Diarmaid Breatnach

Oifigeach na Gaeilge

Rebel Og Football Winter Squads

Rebel Óg Coaching are preparing for our Winter Regional Squads Programme.

To this effect, we are inviting clubs to nominate players who they may consider talented enough to compete for a place on a Regional or County football squad in 2018.

The form  below allows clubs to nominate players who would be playing at Fé 15, 16 or 17 in 2018.

The local GDA will liaise with clubs on the Fé 14 grade players.

Clubs should include players who have been on regional or county squads in 2017.

Nominations for this form will be accepted up to the 6th October at 5pm.


Once nominations close, our GDA’s will follow up with parents detailing trial opportunities.

The local GDA will be following up with clubs in respect of the hurling squads.

Is mise le meas, 

Kevin O Callaghan

Cork Games Development Manager

September Rebel Og Award goes to Cork Minor Hurlers

Rebel Og Award for September 2017

Five Cork sides in Harty Cup 2017

Rebel Og look at the groups Cork Colleges sides in Harty Cup action this season.

Senior A Munster Colleges Hurling (Harty Cup) Group A

  1. CBS Midleton
  2. Árdscoil Rís North Circular Limerick
  3. De La Salle College Waterford
  4. Scoil Na mBraithre` Rathluirc

Senior A Munster Colleges Hurling (Harty Cup) Group B

  1. Christian Brothers College, Cork
  2. Castletroy College
  3. Our Ladys Secondary School Templemore
  4. Flannans College Ennis

Senior A Munster Colleges Hurling (Harty Cup) Group C

  1. Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy
  2. Coláiste Iosaef, Kilmallock
  3. Blackwater Community School Lismore
  4. John The Baptist Community School

Senior A Munster Colleges Hurling (Harty Cup) Group D

  1. Gaelcholáiste Mhuire Thuaigh
  2. Thurles CBS Secondary
  3. Nenagh CBS Secondary
  4. Scoil Na Trioniode Doon

Harty Cup Roll of Honor

Dr. Harty Cup Roll of Honour

Club Years
 St. Flannan’s, Ennis (21)  1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005
 North Monastery, Cork (19)  1919, 1929, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1955, 1960, 1961, 1970, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1994
Limerick CBS (10)  1920, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1932, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1993
 St Colman’s College, Fermoy (9)  1948, 1949, 1977, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003
 Thurles CBS (8)  1933, 1938, 1939, 1950, 1951, 1956, 2009, 2015
 St. Finbarr’s, Cork (7)  1963, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1984
 Rockwell College (5)  1918, 1923, 1924, 1930, 1931
 Ardscoil Rís, Limerick (4)  2010, 2011, 2014, 2016
 Midleton CBS (3)  1988, 1995, 2006
 De La Salle College Waterford (2)  2007, 2008
 Colaiste na nDeise / Dungarvan Colleges (2)  2012, 2013
 Our Lady’s Templemore / Templemore CBS (2)  1978, 2017
 St. Munchin’s (1)  1922
 Mount Sion (1)  1953
 Abbey CBS, Tipperary Town (1)  1959
 Rice College, Ennis (1) 1962
 Coláiste Chríost Rí (1)  1968
 Colaiste Iognaid Ris, Cork (1)  1975