Cork School’s look for Munster success

This weekend, two Cork Schools will head to Munster Senior Hurling Finals .

Midleton CBS will play in the Senior A Harty Cup Final in Mallow when they meet Ardscoil Rí at 1.30pm.

In Clonmel on Saturday, CBS Mitchlestown will play Cashel CS in the Senior B Hurling Final at 12.30pm.

Chairman of Rebel Óg, John Purcell, sends his best wishes to both schools ahead of the final.

“Saturday is a big day for Cork GAA with two schools in Munster hurling action. We are backing Midleton to claim the Harty Cup and bring it back to Lee Side after 12 years absence. Along with Midleton, we hope that Saturday will be a Rebel double and CBS Mitchlestown win the Senior B final.”

Munster Harty Cup Final

Midleton CBS v Ardscoil Rí @Mallow 1.30pm

Senior B Cup Final

CBS Mitchlestown v Cashel CS @Clonmel @12.30pm

Harty Cup Semi-Final result

Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Dr. Harty Cup Semi-Final Result –

Semi-Final A

Ardscoil Ris Limerick: 0-17(17)
CBC Cork: 2-8(14)

Semi-Final B

Midleton CBS : 2-27(33)
Our Ladys Templemore: 0-16(16)

Midleton CBS will play Ardscoil Ris of Limerick in the final

Harty Cup Semi-Finals

Rebel Og would like to wish Cork sides, CBC Cork and Midleton CBS the very best of luck in their Harty Cup Semi-Final that will take place this weekend.

Midleton CBS will travel to Clonmel where they will meet Our Ladys Templemore. CBX will head to Mallow for their clash with Ardscoil Ris.

Saturday January 27th

Our Ladys Templemore v Midleton CBS
Venue: Clonmel Sportsfield @ 1:30pm
Referee: Mike Sexton (Limerick)
Extra time if necessary

Ardscoil Ris v CBC Cork
Venue: Mallow @ 1:30pm
Referee: John McCormack (Tipperary)
Extra time if necessary

The 2017/2018 Dr. Harty Cup Final is fixed for Saturday February 17th.

Corn Uí Mhuiri results and Semi-Finals

Corn Ui Mhuiri (U18.5 A Football) Quarter-Finals took place on Wednesday January 17th.


Corn Ui Mhuiri (18.5 A F) Q-Finals
St Brendans Killarney 0-17 De La Salle College Macroom 0-13 – Match Report
P.S Chorcha Dhuibhne 0-16 I.S. Killorglin 1-7
Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig 2-12 Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon 2-8
Tralee CBS 4-16 St Flannans 1-7

Corn Ui Mhuiri (U18.5 A Football) Semi-Final Draw
St Brendans Killarney v P.S Chorcha Dhuibhne
Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig v Tralee CBS
Games fixed for Saturday February 3rd

Referees In-service Courses 2018

All referees who officiate at our games are required to complete an In-service course on an annual basis. The following is the list of such courses being held in the county in 2018;

Tuesday 16th January   
Venue:  Lisgoold GAA @ 7.30pm

Thursday 25th January        
Venue: P. Ui Rinn @ 7.30pm

Monday 29th January
Venue: Mallow @ 7.30pm

Thursday 8th February          
Venue: Coachford @ 7.30pm

Thursday 15th February               
Venue Clonakilty @ 7.30pm

Thursday 22nd February               
Venue: Bantry @ 7.30pm 

Basic Level 1 Foundation Course for new referee’s  – 3 nights
Each club is asked to identify at least one new referee and forward their contact details to Ger Harrington Referee Administrator.

Venue: Pairc Ui Rinn            
Tuesday 6th March @ 7.30pm
Thursday 8th March @ 7.30pm   
Tuesday 13th March @ 7.30pm

Garda Vetting for the new season

Garda Vetting

Ahead of the new GAA season and as clubs appoint coaches to work with underage teams, please ensure that your coach is Garda Vetted. Below is some important information on garda vetting for all people involved in working with underage players.


Vetting in the GAA

The GAA has a long established principle of vetting any person who, on our behalf, works with children or vulnerable adults in our Association. This principle is enshrined in rule through our Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport and has become part of the overall recruitment and selection process for those who wish to work with us in the GAA, in a voluntary or paid role.

Vetting services for the Association are currently overseen by the National Childrens Office in Croke Park while Comhairle Uladh acts on our behalf in coordinating AccessNI services.

Our international units are obliged to adhere to the legislative vetting and police background checks that are required in the jurisdiction in which they operate.

Who needs to be vetted?
In the GAA any person who carries out a role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age must be vetted. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games.  Thereafter, each club shall decide if other roles merit a person being vetted.


The National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 – 2016 commenced on 29th April 2016 and from that date a statutory obligation was placed upon the GAA to ensure that all persons who on our behalf undertook ‘relevant work’ with children has been vetted prior to taking up that role in Ireland.

The term ‘relevant work’ in the GAA includes any role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games.

The Act also established the National Vetting Bureau (NVB) to oversee the e-vetting services previously administered by the Garda Central Vetting Unit.

Is it an offence if you are not vetted?

It is a criminal offence, for a person acting on behalf of the GAA, or for the GAA as an Association to permit any person to commence working with children on behalf of the Association without that person first obtaining a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau in respect of the role for which they have been recruited.  It is also a breach of GAA rule if you are working with children or vulnerable adults on behalf of the Association and have not been vetted.

What if the vetting applicant is under 18 yrs. of age?

GAA vetting services are available to any person over 16 yrs. of age fulfilling a role of responsibility with children or vulnerable adults. A parental consent form (NVB Parent/Guardian Consent Form) must be completed, this is available here, for applicants between 16 and 18 yrs. of age

E-Vetting in the GAA

Please read the information and guidance below before commencing this process. The online vetting form can be found here.


When the Vetting Act came into being on 29 April 2016 the GAA became one of the first organisations to replace ‘paper vetting’ with a new on line or E –Vetting system.

E-Vetting replaces all previous paper vetting systems which also brings us in line with similar e-vetting services as coordinated by Ulster GAA for AccessNI.

How can you be vetted through the GAA?

Vetting for a member of the GAA involves 3 easy to follow steps as follows:

Step 1

The initial application vetting process at Club level.You must in the first instance complete the GAA E-Vetting ID Form.

This form compels you to provide proof of your identity to the Club Children’s Officer, who must verify that they have received the ID verification as required.  The ID verification may be retained by the Club Children’s Officer for the duration of the e-vetting process or it may be attached by you at Step 2 to the On Line Vetting application Form.

The primary purpose of this form is for you to provide your name, address, club, role for which you applied, and to present your ID (e.g. copy of your passport plus a utility bill showing your current address) plus a valid email address for future reference. The full list of documents which are accepted for verification can be found here

Click here for the GAA E-Vetting ID Form

Step 2

Completing the Vetting Application form. The GAA on-line E-Vetting Application Form is available to download.

Once you complete the GAA on-line E-Vetting Application Form the information provided is forwarded to the NVB by the GAA and you will receive an on-line NVB Vetting Form to complete.

The details entered will be emailed back to you, for your own records.  Your Club Secretary will also receive an email informing him/her that you have applied as a member of the club, to be issued with the NVB Vetting Application Form.

Click here for GAA on-line E-Vetting application form

Step 3
 NVB Vetting Application form
The NVB will issue you with the NVB Vetting Application form.  This will be issued to the email address you provided in Step 2.

Completing this form is a confidential matter between you and the NVB.  All sections of the form including current and previous addresses, email address and contact telephone numbers, information on convictions and prosecutions (if any), plus other information will be required when completing the form.

Once all sections of the form have been answered this then completes your application process for E Vetting in the GAA and within a short period of time you shall be contacted by the GAA to informing you as to the outcome of the vetting application.

You and your Club Secretary will be notified when the vetting process has been completed.

All Vetting queries should be forwarded to

Harty Cup Semi-Final draws 

Following some exciting games in the Harty Cup Q-Finals on Wednesday, just four teams remain. 

Draws for semi-Finals

Results from Q-Finals 

Wednesday 10th January @ 1:30pm
Corn An Artaigh (18.5 AH) QF’s
Ardscoil Ris 3-20 Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 1-5 – Match Report
CBC Cork 1-17 St Colmans 1-13 – Match Report
Our Lady’s Templemore 1-14 JTB Hospital 0-16 – Match Report
Midleton CBS 0-15 Thurles CBS 1-11 – Match Report

Semi-Final Draw
Ardscoil Ris v CBC Cork
Our Lady’s Templemore v Midleton CBS
Matches fixed for Saturday January 27th

Dr. Harty Cup Quarter-Final Results

Dr. Harty Cup Quarter-Final Results

Ardscoil Ris 3-20 Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 1-5

CBC Cork 1-17 St Colmans 1-13

Our Lady’s Templemore 1-14 JTB Hospital 0-16

Midleton CBS 0-15 Thurles CBS 1-11

Colleges Q-Finals details

The draws for the Dr. Harty Cup Under 18.5 A Hurling Quarter-Finals and Corn Ui Mhuiri Under 18.5 A Football Quarter-Finals took place on Wednesday December 13th.

Harty Cup Quarter-Final Draw

Corn An Artaigh QF’s scheduled for the 10th January 2018
A) Ard Scoil Ris V Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG
B) St Colman’s Fermoy V CBC Cork
C) Our Lady’s Templemore V JTB Hospital
D) Thurles CBS V Midleton CBS

Corn An Artaigh SF fixtures scheduled for the 27th January 2018;
Winner fixture A V Winner fixture B
Winner fixture C V Winner fixture D

Competition final is scheduled for the 17th February 2018

Corn Ui Mhuiri Quarter-Final Draw

Corn Uí Mhuirí QF’s scheduled for the 17th January 2018
A) DLS Macroom V St Brendan’s
B) Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne V IS Killorglin
C) Ham HS Bandon V Col Cholim Ballincollig
D) St Flannan’s V Tralee CBS

Corn Uí Mhuirí SF fixtures scheduled for the 3rd February;
Winner fixture A V Winner fixture B
Winner fixture C V Winner fixture D

Competition final scheduled for the 24th February 2018

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.