A very sporting gesture from Tractons U14 Hurling Team to stand in for a photo with winning Whitescross team in U14 Hurling Shield Final
A very sporting gesture from Tractons U14 Hurling Team to stand in for a photo with winning Whitescross team in U14 Hurling Shield Final
THE East Region medal presentation night will take place at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Monday, November 18, at 7.30pm.
Their end-of-season review meeting will take place on Monday, November 25, at Midleton GAA Club, at 7.30pm.
Clubs are requested to be represented at this meeting.
Donoughmore Captain Sean Twomey being presented with Cup after winning U14 the Football League
Also L To R Tiernan Buckley (Blarney) Referee David Daly, Sean Twomey (Donoughmore)at U14 Football League Final
Ballinora Captain Ronan Barrow accepting Cup from Chairman Martin Lynch after defeating Blarney in U16 Football League
Bishopstown Captain Niall O Hora being presented with U16 Hurling Shield By Mid-South Chairman Martin Lynch
Also Bishopstown Team with their Mentors
L To R Colin Roche (Courcey Rovers) Referee Teddy Donovan, Brian Dineen (Aghabullogue)
U.16 Hurling league final Played over weekend with Aghabullogue emerging as winners
Also Captain Brian Dineen being presented with the Cup by Referees Secretary Maura Ring
Due to a bereavement at the Kilavullen club, The U16 Division 3 County hurling semi-final between Kilshanig and Grenagh will now take place at Kildorrery today at 3pm.
The 2 captains, L to R, Jack Murphy Aghabullogue, Damien Taaffe Ref, Brian Elliott Eire Og.
Eire Og were the Victor’s and completed the league and championship double.
Ballygarvan Minor team and mentors that defeated Passage in the Minor Hurling League Final Congratulations to Ballygarvan on completing Championship and League double.
Nemo Rangers that defeated Ballinora in the U.14 Shield hurling Final
Mid South Chairman Martin Lynch Presenting to the Winning Blarney captain Daniel Murphy after the U.16 Football Shield Final win over Sliabh Rua
Diarmuid O Mhurchu team and Mentors, that defeated Cobh in the U.16 shield final in Crosshaven
Statement from Cork County Board on the appointment of Cork hurling selectors.
At the outset of this process, the goal was to put in place a structure that would ensure the best possible management teams for each grade of Cork hurling, both now and into the future, and also to provide a pathway for the development of younger coaches and those with less inter-county experience. Following extensive consultation over several weeks, the Executive of Cork County Board is pleased to recommend the appointment of Kieran Kingston (Tracton) as manager of the Cork Senior hurling team for a three-year term, along with coach Ger Cunningham (St. Finbarr’s) and Diarmuid O’Sullivan (Cloyne). A full backroom team will be announced at a later date.
Pat Ryan (Sarsfields) will take the helm at U20 for a 2 year term, joined by Donal O’Mahony (Bishopstown), Brendan Coleman (Youghal), Fergal Condon (Aghada) and Wayne Sherlock (Blackrock).
Donal Óg Cusack (Cloyne) has been recommended as Minor (U17) manager on a one-year basis for 2020, joined by Seán Óg Ó hAilpín (Na Piarsaigh), Tom Kenny (Grenagh), and further selectors to be appointed, one of whom will provide a link to the current under-age playing base.
With the pathway for the progress of younger coaches a major priority, the Executive also recommends the appointment of current U15 manager Noel Furlong (Carrigtwohill) as U16 manager for a two-year term, with Seanie McGrath (Bantry Blues), Niall McCarthy (Carrigtwohill), Ger O’Regan (St. Finbarr’s) and David Dorgan (Fr. O’Neill’s) as selectors.
All the above appointments are subject to ratification by the County Board on Tuesday night.
Commenting on the announcement, County Chairperson Tracey Kennedy said “I am absolutely delighted with the outcome of the appointments process, and honoured to be putting these names before County Board on Tuesday night. As I indicated at the outset, we did not want to rush into any decisions, and the length of the process is indicative both of the extent of our consultation and the number of excellent people who were willing to talk to us about Cork hurling. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of those who have agreed to serve as managers, coaches and selectors, and I truly believe that we now have a structure in place which will ensure that we can always secure the best people to lead Cork teams, on a clear pathway for both coaches and players, from underage all the way through to Senior.”
The U16 county semi-final between Donoughmore and Kilavullen at Ballyclough has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Tracton Captain Ryan O’ Donoghue accepting cup from PRO Mid South Antoinette Kidney
Also Tracton Inning Team in Mid South Football Championship.
Ballinora U16 team who won D1 football title
Bishopstown Captain Darragh O’ Donovan Accepting
cup from Chairman Mid South Martin Lynch.
Some of Club Delegates from Mid South Board Meeting
Neil Lordan Ballinora: with PRO Antoinette Kidney
Hugh Murphy Éire Óg :with Treasurer John Brennan
Seán Andrews Shamrocks: with Referees Secretary Maura Ring
Extra-time in all games except finals
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Minor Division 3a County Football Championship semi-final: Caha Óg v Kildorrery, at Kilmurry, 2pm.
U14 Division 1 County Hurling Championship semi-finals: Cobh v Watergrasshill, at Lisgoold, 3pm; St Catherines v Bandon, at Mayfield, 4.30pm.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
U16 Division 2 County Hurling Championship semi-final: Kilavullen v Donoughmore, at Ballyclough, 12.30pm.
U16 Division 3 County Hurling Championship quarter-final: Ahan Gaels v Kilshannig, at Bishopstown, 12 noon.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
U16 Division 2 County Hurling Championship final: Newcestown v Kilavullen\Donoughmore, at Páirc Uí Rinn, 6.30pm.
U16 Division 1 County Hurling Championship final: Kanturk v St Catherines, at Páirc Uí Rinn, 8pm.
St Malachy’s after winning Minor Hurling Championship D3
Captain of the Grenagh Evan Mc Carthy Being presented with Cup after winning U16 Football Championship D2
L/R David Coleman Captain of Grenagh, Referee Teddy O Donovan, Captain of Mayfield James Keegan Before the start of U16 D3 Hurling Championship .
The cup being Presented By Mid South Chairman Martin Lynch
To Ballinora’s Captain Darragh O’Leary
The role played by GAA clubs in supporting the health and wellbeing of communities across Ireland will be explored at the 2019 Healthy Club Conference in Croke Park on Saturday, October 5th.
Delegates will participate in workshops covering mental health in sport, diversity and inclusion, positive aging, and the importance of physical activity. The themes will be brought to life through practical case studies revealing initiatives rolled out by Healthy Clubs covering these themes.
The event, proudly delivered in partnership with Healthy Ireland and Irish Life, will see a further 84 GAA clubs across the 32 counties receive official recognition as ‘Healthy Clubs’, having completed Phase 3 of the project. The conference will also see the launch of Phase 4 of the award-winning Healthy Club Project, as the GAA seek to recruit another 150 clubs to participate come January 2020.
Renowned GAA coaching tutor, Paudie Butler, will discuss in his keynote address how the development of the child – including their wellbeing – lies at the heart of all good coaching and is fundamental to the principles of the Healthy Club Project.
Amongst the player ambassadors will be Tipperary’s All Ireland winning man-of-the-match Noel McGrath. Noel is the players’ representative on the GAA’s National Health & Wellbeing Committee and will participate in a panel discussion exploring topics including his inspirational journey back to the field of play following testicular cancer. (Additional player ambassadors will be announced in the coming weeks.)
An Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan, said: “I want to offer my congratulations to the 84 clubs that will receive official recognition as Healthy Clubs at the conference. The work they have undertaken over the course of their journey has been a credit to the Association. I also urge other clubs to attend and get involved in the Healthy Club Project. It helps the GAA live up to the values of its new manifesto: ‘Where We All Belong’. This exciting work couldn’t happen without our partners Irish Life and Healthy Ireland and I want to acknowledge their continued support for the project.”
For more information regarding the conference please visit www.gaa.ie/community
The Mid South U16 D1 Final was held on Saturday in Ballymaw between Inniscarra and Carrigaline.
It was a very competitive and exciting match with excellent Skill on display from both sides .
It finished on a score line of Inniscarra 1-16 To Carrigaline 1-13.
The cup was presented to Inniscarra’s Captain Mark Linehane By Mid South Referees Secretary Maura Ring.
|REBEL OG MID/SOUTH REGION AUTUMN UNDER 12 HURLING GAMES|
|Date||Team 1||Team 2||Venue|
|GROUP1||SAT 14th SEPT||Sliabhrua||V||Ballinora||Riverstick|
|SAT 21st SEPT||Aghabullogue||V||Sliabh Rua||Coachford|
|SAT 28th SEPT||Aghabullogue||V||Ballinora||Coachford|
|GROUP2||SAT 14th SEPT||Blarney||V||St.Vincents||Blarney|
|SAT 21st SEPT||Crosshaven||V||Blarney||Crosshaven|
|SAT 28th SEPT||Crosshaven||V||St.Vincents||Crosshaven|
|GROUP3||SAT 14th SEPT||Tracton||V||Ballygarvan||Minane Bridge|
|SAT 21st SEPT||Nemo Rangers||V||Tracton||Nemo Rangers|
|SAT 28th SEPT||Nemo Rangers||V||Ballygarvan||Nemo Rangers|
MID / SOUTH REBEL OG REGION
PROPOSED ADDITIONAL AUTUMN UNDER 12 HURLING GAME
The Cork teams that took part in the Arrabown Cup
After the success of the two Cork teams in the Tony Forristal and Sonny Walsh competitions in 2018, it was decided that Cork would enter two teams into the A section of the Arrabawn Cup for 2019. This meant that Cork would pick two evenly balanced teams and these teams would both compete for the Arrabawn Cup against other counties first teams. This was a huge undertaking as it has never been done before. Under the guidance of Noel Furlong, an assembled group of mentors got to work in January where four Regional teams (East, City, North, and West) were put together to prepare for the Munster Interdivisional competition on the May Bank Holiday weekend. Against other regional teams from Munster, all four Cork team qualified for the semi-final stages, with East Cork winning out in the end after two titanic battles with Cork City and Cork West.
After the Regional competition, a panel of 48 players was selected to go forward to represent Red (Cork) and White (Corcaigh). Both teams trained together throughout the summer played challenge matches and played each other in internal matches, with 1 win apiece, which showed the balance of the squads.
On the 10th August, both Cork played their qualifying group in Mallow and were successful against Clare and Wexford to qualify for the Arrabawn Cup (1st-4th place). Corcaigh didn’t fare as well, drawing with Limerick (who went on to win the Shield and finish in 5th place) and losing to Galway (who went on to lose the Cup final and finish in 2nd place). This meant that Corcaigh would contest the Arrabawn Plate (9th-12th place).
Last Saturday both teams went to Tipperary to play in their respective semi-finals. First up was Corcaigh who played Laois in Pairc na nÓg, Thurles. Corcaigh ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 3-19 to 2-14. In the cup, Cork were based in Moyne-Templetuohys ground to play Dublin and ran out successful on a scoreline of 1-20 to 2-12. With these two wins, both teams progressed to their respective finals in Boherlahan where Corcaigh would face Waterford and Cork would play Galway in the Cup final.
Arrabawn Plate Final (9th-12th Place Play-Off)
Corcaigh 3-13 Waterford 2-12
Corcaigh prevailed in a tight contest over a gallant Deise side to lift the Arrabawn Plate. Both sides had their purple patches, but it was Corcaigh who hung on in the end. Goals in the first half from Ben Nyhan (2) and Darragh O’Sullivan gave Cork a strong platform and went in at the short whistle 3-7 to 1-4 in front. Excellent free taking from Waterfords Patrick Fitzgerald keeping Waterford within touching distance. Waterford re-emerged invigorated in the second half and with 4 scores from Fitzgerald and a fantastic score from full-back Charlie Treen, Waterford had the deficit back to just 4 points. A brief respite for Corcaigh with a pointed free from O’Sullivan before Waterford struck for a goal to put two points between the teams. Corcaigh rallied again through centre-back Kevin Lyons scoring a point after gathering possession inside his own 45m line. Teams traded points from there out for Corcaigh to win on a scoreline of 3-13 to 2-12.
Arrabawn Cup Final (1st-4th Place Play-Off)
Cork 0-23 Galway 3-12
Cork won the Arrabawn trophy for the first time in 3 years with a fantastic team performance over a very strong Galway side. Galway got the first score of the match with a goal from full-forward Darren Shaughnessy. Cork responded well with scores from Eoin O’Leary, Jack Leahy, and Matt O’Callaghan. Another goal after 9 minutes from Tiarnan Leen gave Galway a 4-point advantage. Both teams traded points for the remainder of the first half with Leen, Shaughnessy and centre forward Eoghan Conneely each registering 2 points for Galway with William Buckley (3F), Leahy (2) and O’Leary with one point to give Galway a 2-8 to 0-10 half time lead.
The second half started much like the first with a Galway major early on from Michael Power. Teams shared points for the next 12 minutes and after 44 minutes Galway led 3-11 to 0-15 and looked in control. But from this point on Cork scored the next 5 points without reply from Buckley (1), Leahy (2), O’Leary (1) and substitute Oran O’Regan helping Cork draw level with 8 to go. Galway again put their nose in front with a superb score from out on the side-line from Eanna O’Loingsigh. Cork responded with a superb point from the cramping Buckley. With the clock ticking into the 61st minute, Corks wing forward Ben O’Connor caught a puck out and laid off a pass to the onrushing Tiarnan Roche, who scored to put Cork ahead. A further point from Jack Leahy proved the insurance point and when Ben O’Connor won the ensuing puck out, the referee called a halt to the game and Cork were crowned Arrabawn winners for the 4th time.
A SEASON which started with a keen sense of foreboding ended on an exhilarating high with the completion of a remarkable All-Ireland under-age football double following a gutsy minor success at Croke Park yesterday.
A minute from the end of four minutes’ injury-time at the end of regulation time, Galway substitute Niall Cunningham belted in a rocket to shove his side 2-13 to 1-13 in front.
It seemed the end of the road for a brave Cork side, but they rebounded in the most dynamic fashion as straight from Cian O’Leary’s long re-start the ball was fired in the direction of captain and inspirational scorer, Conor Corbett.
He shrugged off the attentions of his marker to slam in a sensational equalising goal to tie matters up for the sixth time. It only took 20 seconds to transfix gloom to elation.
And yet, there was another twist because Galway’s main scoring threat, Tomo Culhane, had a free from an acute angle on the left to snatch victory, but his effort veered wide. Extra-time.
Cork were a transformed team in the additional 20 minutes as Galway tired visibly and what a start they got, Michael O’Neill setting up substitute Ryan O’Donovan for a cracking goal after only 30 seconds.
Critically, Cork didn’t rest on their laurels and drove on by adding three points without response as Corbett and O’Neill, with two, helped them surge 3-16 to 2-13 ahead before Culhane eventually kicked Galway’s opening score in extra-time.
And still Cork came again with O’Donovan once more showing the benefit of a strong bench to help his side move two goals clear again, 3-17 to 2-14 at the break.
Fittingly, it was that player again who opened the scoring on the resumption as Cork established a winning position, particularly when O’Neill stretched the advantage to eight points in the 75th minute.
However, Galway weren’t going anywhere. It took a brave, diving block by Daniel Linehan to deny Warren Seoige and, three minutes from the finish, Cunningham barged through for his second goal, 3-19 to 3-14.
Cork cleared a late Galway free and how appropriate that it should be the captain, Corbett, to seal victory with the closing point in injury-time to bring the curtain down on an astonishing final.
In the first-half of normal time, both sides were slow to settle with Culhane opening the scoring after seven minutes before Corbett showed how for Cork with a couple of quick-fire points moments later.
Sadly, that was the only time in the period that they enjoyed having the lead as Galway levelled through Culhane, who kicked three points in-a-row to leave Cork trailing by 0-4 to 0-2 at the end of the opening quarter.
The dangerous Culhane wasn’t the only threat to Cork’s prospects because Daniel Cox and Nathan Grainger, either side, were also starting to have an impact.
O’Neill reduced the deficit to the minimum with a score after 17 minutes only for Cox to contribute twice, 0-6 to 0-3, five minutes before the break.
And while Corbett bagged his third point after Jack Cahalane showed well for the ball, Galway again replied with a brace of points from Grainger and a Culhane free to make it double-scores again, 0-8 to 0-4.
Cork completed the scoring with a fine point from Darragh Cashman to reduce the margin to 0-8 to 0-5 at half-time, but with a major improvement needed on the resumption.
That began with a much-needed Cahalane goal after 36 minutes, when Keelan Scannell found O’Neill, who sent in the crucial pass for the Castlehaven player to dispatch to the net.
It cut Galway’s lead to the minimum, which was amazing considering Cork, twice, needed keeper O’Leary to perform heroics in stopping Culhane and Grainger.
The sides were level four more times in the hour before Cork pulled away in extra-time.
Scorers for Cork: C Corbett 1-8 (0-1 f), R O’Donovan 1-2, M O’Neill 0-5 (0-2 f), J Cahalane 1-1, D Cashman 0-2, P Campbell, L Murphy 0-1 each
Galway: T Culhane 0-10 (0-7 f), N Cunningham 2-0, D Cox 1-2, N Grainger 0-2.
CORK: C O’Leary (Douglas); D Peet (Clonakilty), N Lordan (Ballinora), J O’Shea (Urhan); D Cashman (Millstreet), D Linehan (Castlemagner), A Walsh-Murphy (Valley Rovers); J Lawton (Argideen Rangers), E Nash (Douglas); H Murphy (Éire Óg), P Campbell (Nemo Rangers), J Scannell (Carbery Rangers); M O’Neill (Buttevant), C Corbett (Clyda Rovers), captain, J Cahalane (Castlehaven).
Subs: S Andrews (Shamrocks) for Peet 34, N Gough (Bishopstown) for O’Shea 45, L Murphy (Cullen) for Nash 50, R O’Donovan (Barryroe) for Cahalane 59, T O’Donoghue (Carrignavar) for Walsh-Murphy 69, Cahalane for Campbell 75, Nash for Lawton 77.
GALWAY: D Halleran; J McGrath, captain, R King, L Tevnan; C Herron, E Fiorentinim K O’Neill; J McLaughlin, D O’Flaherty; E Nolan, W Seoige, D Brady; N Grainger, T Culhane, D Cox.
Subs: C Gallagher for O’Flaherty 51, N Cunningham for Grainger 56, D Kennedy for Tevnan 59, M Colleran for Brady 65.
Referee: N Mooney (Cavan).
Our first Final took place on Friday 30/08/2019 Crosshaven V Tracton U12 Hurling .
It was a very sporting game with both sides displaying great skill and determination . Crosshaven finished strong in the second half winning the cup in their group.
Wishing Bobbie O’Dwyer and all involved with the Cork minor footballers the best of luck in the All-Ireland final today.
There are still more than 30 reports from Féile football and non-exam games not returned to Jim Healy.
Can those involved please do so as a matter of urgency.
Rebel Óg committee
THE Cork ladies minor football team, who claimed the All-Ireland title recently, are the August winners of the Rebel Óg monthly awards.
The event is sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs and Cummins Sports (award sponsors) in association with The Echo and RedFM, (media partners).
Cork began their journey to All-Ireland success last December with a number of trials. From those, a panel was chosen with players all the way from Aghada to Beara.
They trained twice a week and also played challenge games. The minors also welcomed their new sponsor, Wisetek, onboard for the 2019 season.
Cork’s first competitive game in the Munster round-robin series was against Waterford which they Cork won on a scoreline of 5-18 to 1-2.
The next game was against Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium so the team prepared well and came out on top, on a scoreline of 4-16 to 0-9.
The final game of the series was against Tipperary and was played in extremely wet conditions. Cork were victorious, on a scoreline of 2-8 to 2-6.
This win gave Cork a place in the Munster final against Kerry in early May.
Manager, John Cleary, prepared the team well and they headed back to Dr Croke’s in Killarney on the Bank Holiday Monday.
The game was competitive throughout and after a good performance, Cork came back over the County Bounds with the Munster trophy after their on a scoreline of 0-19 to 1-13 win. Following the Munster final there was a long break for players doing the Leaving Cert, before the All-Ireland semi-final.
This match was played on Sunday, July 21, at McDonagh Park Nenagh against Galway, a very strong team who were the All-Ireland minor champions in 2018.
This was a closely contested tie, but Cork won out on a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-13 and booked their place in the final against Monaghan.
The final took place on Monday, August 5, at O’Connor Park, Tullamore.
The game was keenly contested, but Cork pulled away in the second half and won by 4-11 to 1-8.
Cork GAA is pleased to announce the appointment of Aidan O’Connell as our new High Performance Manager.
Aidan will be responsible for all high performance matters within Cork GAA and will partner with the CEO, Cork GAA staff and team managers in both hurling and football to develop and strengthen strategies relating to player development within the organisation.
Aidan brings 17 years’ experience, successfully leading, managing and coaching various aspects of high performance delivery with Munster, Leinster and Irish Rugby including strength and conditioning, sports science, return to play, nutrition and lifestyle to elite team sports at youth, amateur, professional and international level.
He also worked with the Cork Senior Footballers from 2008 to 2012 providing the support structure for physical development which coincided with the County’s last All Ireland at Senior level.
Aidan is the holder of a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Science (BSc) from University of Limerick and a Master of Science in Coaching Studies (MSc) from University of Edinburgh.
This announcement follows an appointment process overseen by secretary / CEO Kevin O’Donovan, along with Cian O’Neill of CIT, former Cork managers Brian Cuthbert and Kieran Kingston, and Doug Howlett, formerly of New Zealand and Munster Rugby.
Welcoming the appointment, County Chairperson Tracey Kennedy said “I am absolutely delighted that someone of the calibre and experience of Aidan O’Connell is joining the Cork GAA team. The position of High Performance Manager will be a vital one in ensuring that we maximise the achievement of our inter-county teams in an increasingly demanding and competitive environment, and Aidan brings a wealth of practical experience to this role, along with a strong GAA background. He has come through a rigorous interview process, and we are very lucky to have secured his services. On behalf of Cork County Board, I would like to warmly welcome Aidan to the team and wish him every success in this new role.”
The position of High Performance Manager is part-funded by Cáirde Chorcaí, whose continued support is gratefully acknowledged by Cork County Board.
The next meeting of the East Region will take place tonight, Monday, August 19, at 7.30pm at Midleton GAA Club.
The Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative applications are now open.
Since 2014, the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative has seen over 500 young GAA members across Ireland complete the yearlong programme, gaining a level 6 third level qualification in Youth Leadership and Community Action.
See link for more information.
Following on from successful ticket packages in April, Cork GAA has announced that another package will be available for the remaining rounds of the County championships across all grades. The move follows a review of ticket pricing by a sub-committee of the County Board Executive.
A €100 pass can be purchased to cover all remaining county championship games with the exclusion of the Senior Football Final and Senior Hurling Final match days and any replays of those finals.
Tickets can be purchased from the County Board offices at Mainport, Monahan Road, Cork (021-4963311), or from one of the following County Board representatives:
Ronan Dwane 086-1701136
Joseph Blake 087-9865827
Noel O Callaghan 086- 2594421
Cork GAA (Coiste Chontae Chorcaí) is seeking an energetic, proactive and inspiring County Underage Secretary for Rebel Óg, who can steer its ongoing success and development.
Working with all stakeholders, the administrator will develop strategies and programmes to improve all aspects of Juvenile affairs in our county. Goals and objectives will be set and will be reviewed regularly with the CEO and Rebel Óg Chairperson.
The administrator will fulfil the regular duties of a County Underage Secretary and work closely with all sections of Rebel Óg to oversee, manage and implement specified tasks, particularly relating to organising and running a coordinated and structured Juvenile games programme and to develop a comprehensive communications strategy for Rebel Óg throughout the county.
The administrator will liaise with County and Regional Boards, Primary and Secondary School Organisations and with CLG at Provincial and National level to complete a fully integrated programme of activities for Rebel Óg.
Applications to be submitted using the following link:
https://www.jobs.ie/ApplyForJob.aspx?Id=1822878Closing date for applications: Wednesday, July 24, at 5pm.
REBEL OG MID/SOUTH
PROPOSED CHAMPIONSIP DATES
**Please note it is important to have a delegate from each club attend next Board Meeting where all dates will be Ratified **
|U.14 Football||Div 3 1ST round||19th July|
|Div 3 2nd round||31st July|
|Div 2 1st round||31ST July|
|Championship &Shield SF||28th Aug|
|Championship and Shield Finals||25th Sept|
|1st round of County||28Th Sept|
|1st Round||10 July|
|Championship &Shield SF||14th Aug|
|Championship and Shield Finals||11th Sept|
|1st round of County||14th Sept|
|1st Round||24th July|
|2nd round and Shield||21st Aug|
|Championship and Shield Finals||18th Sept|
|1st round of County||21st Sept|
|1st Round||3rd July|
|2nd round and Shield||7th Aug|
|Championship and Shield Finals||4th Sept|
|1st round of County||7th Sept|
|1st Round||31st July|
|2nd round and Shield||28th Aug|
|Championship and Shield Finals||25th Sept|
|1st round of County||28th Sept|
|1st Round||10th July|
|2nd round and Shield||14th Aug|
|Championship and Shield Finals||11th Sept|
|1st round of County||14th Sept|
FIVE Cork Féile Cup winning teams are the June winners of the Rebel Óg Monthly awards, sponsored by the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs and Cummins Sports (award sponsors) and in association with The Echo and RedFM, media partners.
In camogie the three winners are Éire Óg, Clonakilty and Ballyhea/Milford and in hurling it is Bandon and Killeagh/Ita’s.
Éire Óg won the Division 1 title, having deafeat fellow Cork side, Sarsfields, in the final at Castle Road by 0-5 to 0-2. Their victory was all the better as they were taken to extra-time in their semi-final, just an hour or so before the final.
Clonakilty were crowned Division 2 winners and the final against Loughgiel Shamrocks from Antrim, who had topped their group, was a tough contest. But a goal from Katie O’Driscoll just before half-time swung the game in their favour as they won 2-5 to 1-3.
Ballyhea/Milford were winners in Division 5, getting the better of Causeway from Kerry in the final. Clara Crowley got the all-important goal in their 1-8 to 0-4 win.
In the hurling deciders Bandon were the Division 5 victors, thanks to a 4-8 to 3-5 win over Four Roads, Roscommon. It took extra-time to separate these two sides, in a pulsating game. Sean Ahern got a point to take it to extra-time, with Darragh Collins getting the goal in extra-time to win it.
Killeagh/Ita’s, who are also off to the football next weekend, won Division 6, with a 3-8 to 0-4 victory over Mullinavat, Kilkenny, in the final.
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This weekend approximately 40,000 people will descend on the Cork and Kerry region as the John West Féile of hurling and camogie kicks off.
More than 256 teams, with thousands of players and coaches involved, sees 80 hurling and 48 camogie ‘home’ sides, matched with travelling teams from all over the country, make their way to Cork or Kerry for the weekend.
Players will be hosted by families from the home sides and games will commence on Friday afternoon, with the finals on Sunday, at both cup and shield level.
A busy weekend will start on Friday with 256 games alone taking place that evening.
Add in another 128 early on Saturday morning before you get to quarter and semi-final stage and it shows the level of organising it takes. Saturday afternoon will see the quarter-finals taking place with the semi-finals and finals, in cup and shield, taking place on Sunday. The competition is sponsored by John West Ireland and without their help it would be virtually impossible to run these tournaments.
This is the fourth year that John West will sponsor the underage tournament and they are delighted to announce the extension of this sponsorship till 2022. Throughout its sponsorship of the Féile, John West has focused on encouraging children to participate in Gaelic Games while emphasising the importance natural protein plays in fuelling a young athlete.
John West General Manager Peter Rooney said: “We are delighted to be here in Cork and to extend our partnership with Féile until 2022. The Féile is a unique series of events which hold a special place in our hearts.
“The competitions highlight the importance of sport in children’s lives, which is something John West is truly passionate about, and it also allows us to educate on the importance of natural protein in children’s diets.”
On behalf of the organising committee, chairman John Purcell wished all taking part the best of luck and he also thanked all those who have given up their time to both organise it and to travel with the teams to Cork or Kerry.
The next meeting of the East Region will take place on Monday, May 27, at 7.30pm at Midleton GAA Club.
All clubs are requested to be represented.
Today, we are asking that all clubs operate Go Games under “Silent Sidelines”.
Parents/Supporters may applaud positive play.
With this in mind, we are asking all clubs to implement “Silent Sidelines” for all Go Games matches and blitzes this weekend.
3. Allows the children to communicate with each other and make team decisions themselves.
Silent Sidelines has been used at youth sport worldwide and proved successful. This is a chance for adults to see that children do not need to be constantly instructed on the field of play. It is a chance for adults to actually sit back and watch the games without worrying about what to say next. It is a chance for children to make decisions without worrying about what Coach/Parent might say. An environment free from criticism and critique.
The next meeting of the Mid South Region will take place on Monday , May 27th at 7.30pm in Eire Og Club.
It is important that all clubs nominate a delegate to attend.
All upcoming fixtures can be viewed on Website.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Feile launch planned for Mallow on Wednesday, May 22, has been postponed.
Cork hurlers Alan Cadogan and Shane Kingston and Cork camogie players Julia White and Gemma O’Connor joined young players from Cork clubs to announce details of this year’s John West Feile Na nGael which is a national festival of hurling and camogie which will take place in clubs across Cork and Kerry on the weekend of June 7-9.
This is the fourth year that John West will sponsor the underage tournament and they are delighted to announce the extension of this sponsorship till 2022 – the biggest competition of its kind in Europe. Throughout its sponsorship of the Féile, John West has focused on encouraging children to participate in Gaelic Games while emphasising the importance natural protein plays in fuelling a young athlete.
The John West Féile is a wonderful celebration of sport, friendship, skill and competition. At the launch U 14 players got to meet their heroes & join in a Q & A session on training, nutrition and what helps them achieve their best results.
Speaking at the announcement, John West General Manager Peter Rooney said: “We are delighted to be here in Cork & to extend our partnership with Féile until 2022. The Féile is a unique series of events which hold a special place in our hearts. The competitions highlight the importance of sport in children’s lives, which is something John West is truly passionate about, and it also allows us to educate on the importance of natural protein in children’s’ diets.”
NEXT week the official launch of the Feile hurling and camogie competitions will take place across three nights.
The main launch will take place at Nemo Rangers GAA Club on Monday night, May 20, at 8pm. The following night is in Clonakilty and on Wednesday night in Mallow.
Clubs are requested to be present at 7.30pm for photographs ahead of the offical launch, with at least one player, boys and girls, present in club colours.
Formalities begin at 8pm and will last less than one hour approximately.
Clubs (camogie and hurling) are asked to attend as follows: Monday, Nemo: City and East Region Clubs.
Tuesday 21: Clonakilty: West and Mid/South Clubs, (those in close proximity to the city may wish to attend at Nemo).
Wednesday 22: Mallow: North clubs.
Clubs are asked to send an U14 player representing your team (one for hurling and one for camogie) wearing your clubs jersey an to be in attendance not later than 7.30pm on the evening in question.
If a club can’t make it on a particular evening they are free to attend at an alternative venue.
It is important that all clubs attend at least one of the nights in question, where they will get the chance to meet some Cork players as well as a draw on each night for Feile players only.
There is a meeting for all venue co-ordinators on Monday, May 27, at 8pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs Hotel.
It is important that the co-ordinators for all venues attend. Co-ordinators will be briefed on what is required and what the procedures will be during Féile.
There will also be a briefing meeting for referees on Thursday, May 30. Further details on this are to follow.
Applications are invited for positions as “Coaches” working for Cork GAA during the summer months for the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2019. Camps will be running in Cork from 1st July – 23rd August in Juvenile clubs throughout the county.
This form is not for club officers or Cul Camp coordinators to complete in relation to your own Cul Camps. This application form is only for individuals interested in working with Cork GAA as a coach.
Applicants must currently be coaching in a club, school or county development squad. Evidence of current coaching role may be required. Coaches will be required to coach both Hurling and Gaelic Football to children aged 6-13 in camps.
The following are the minimum criteria that all coaches must have before they will be considered for a position. Under no circumstances can we offer coach positions to coaches who do not meet the coaching qualification criteria.
• Be 18 years of age by 1st July 2019
• Minimum GAA Foundation Coaching Course completed.
• GAA Garda Vetting Reference Number. Vetting number must be supplied
• GAA Safeguarding (Child Welfare) Certificate Number.
For more see: https://www.rebelogcoaching.com/cul-camp-coach-application-form-2019/
PATRICIAN ACADEMY, Mallow, winners of the Munster and All-Ireland Senior C titles, Cork Senior A football title (Simcox Cup) and Cork Senior B hurling title, are the April 2019 winners of the Rebel Óg monthly awards, sponsored by the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs and Cummins Sports, award sponsors, in association with The Echo and RedFM, media partners.
The Patrician Academy Mallow claimed their first All-Ireland senior football title when they faced St Paul’s Oughterard (Galway) in a thrilling final in Limerick.
After dominating long periods of the first half the Cork side led by just three at the break (1-8 to 1-5). The Galway side was far from beaten however and hit two goals in three minutes (a penalty from Matthew Tierney and a Cathal Walsh fisted effort) to bring the gap down to just one point — but the Mallow school settled the nerves late on with points from Conor Corbett and Jack Dillon to deservedly take their first national crown.
The squad have also recently won the Simcox final the premier Cork Colleges senior school’s final where the Academy beat Rochestown College on a scoreline of 2-16 to 2-10.
On their path to the Cork Colleges B hurling final Patrician defeated Coláiste Chríost Rí in round one, then edged out Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig in Ballincollig after extra time.
The Mallow Academy side defeated Coachford in the semi-final and in fairness to Col an Phiarsaigh they put no pressure on Patrician Academy to play the hurling final until the football was over. A very sporting gesture indeed, and much appreciated by Patrician Academy Mallow.
The team only had one hurling session on the Friday afternoon before the final but the closeness of the lads as a unit was a major help. Luck is huge factor in sport and all teams need that along with a will to win. Patrician Academy had both in the hurling final and happily managed to get over the line and complete a historic quadruple for the Academy.
CORK GAA and Rebel Óg launched an exciting new competition for U14 players this week at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Under this new structure, eight regional teams will form two groups of four teams to play in a league format, with the next phase of the competition pitting the top two teams in each group in to the cup with the third and fourth placed teams entering the shield.
The structure will cast the net far and wide catering for 400 players between hurling and football in games running from May to August.
The teams have been drawn up on a geographical basis but with soft borders on the traditional divisional boundaries to ensure all teams are of a similar standard. The Rebel Óg Coaching Games Development Administrators have been busy over the last six months looking at players and organising internal games to determine appropriate structures to meet the needs of players development at U14 level in Cork and this new format breaks away from the regional structure used in the past which consisted of four regional teams followed by a move to 48 players in hurling who went on to represent Cork at the inter county tournaments.
Speaking at the launch, Cork County Board chairperson, Tracey Kennedy, welcomed the new format noting that “clubs throughout the county should benefit from this structure as there will be more club players involved in a full season of activity at a high level and they will return to their clubs as better players.”
County Coaching Officer Ronan Dwane attended the launch and is very optimistic that the new league format will ensure that “very few players can slip through the net as the increase in teams from four to eight means that squads are more localised allowing more players to be involved over a full season.”
County Games Manager Kevin O’Callaghan feels this is a very exciting move for Cork GAA and “given the size of the county, it is appropriate to cast the net wider given that there is much evidence across the world at this point to indicate that increasing participation in a development programme will result in an improvement in overall playing standards and a broader pool of players capable of playing at elite level in future years.
“The move away from formal inter-county activity demonstrates a commitment to long term player development, rather than short term inter-county success, which has no correlation with inter county performance in future years. In this context, this new format represents an age appropriate pathway for players to start out at representative level in Cork.”
Games commenced in football on Monday, with further games pencilled in over the next four months. Modified rules are in place to ensure swift movement of the ball and to encourage quick decision making from players.
The next meeting of the Mid South Region will take place on Monday , May 13th at 7.30pm in Eire Og Club.
All clubs are requested to attend.
All upcoming fixtures can be viewed on Website.
|2019 Hurling and Football Championship First Round Start Dates|
|U16 HC Round 1||03/07/2019|
|Minor HC Round 1||10/07/2019|
|U14 HC Round 1||10/07/2019|
|U16 FC Round 1||24/07/2019|
|Minor FC Round 1||31/07/2019|
|U14 FC Round 1||31/07/2019|
AN U15 development squad blitz will take place over the weekend.
The group games will take place on Saturday, May 4, with the semi-finals and finals on Monday, May 6, in Mallow
Games in the group stages are 30 minutes aside, except group 4 which is 20 minutes aside.
The top team in each group will qualify for the semi-finals on Monday.
In the case of two teams finishing level the ‘head-to’head’ game first will decide the winners. If a draw then least scored conceded is the winner.
There are unlimited subsitutions for these games.
SATURDAY, MAY 4
Group 1 in Ballinlough
West Waterford v South Tipperary, 11am. South Tipperary v Cork City, 12.45pm. West Waterford v Cork City, 2.30pm.
Group 2 in Rathkeale
North Clare v East Cork, 11am. East Cork v City/West Limerick, 12.45pm. North Clare v City/West Limerick, 2.30pm.
Group 3 in Mallow
East Waterford v East Clare, 11am. East Clare v Mid/West Cork, 12.45pm. East Waterford v Mid/West Cork. 2.30pm.
Group 4 in Clarecastle
Mid Clare v NorthTipperary, 11am. South/East Limerick v North Cork, 11am. North Cork v Mid Clare, 12.30pm. South/East Limerick v North Tipperary, 12.30pm. North Tipperary v North Cork, 2pm. South/East Limerick v Mid Clare, 2pm.
MONDAY, MAY 6
Winner group 1 v winner group 2; winner group 3 v winner group 4, both at 11am.
Final and plate final at 12.30pm.
The Dept. of Sport, Leisure & Childhood Studies, in conjunction with Cork GAA, are delighted to welcome the world renowned Sports Performance Consultant, Wayne Goldsmith, to deliver a cutting edge Interactive Sports Performance Workshop that will focus on the evolution of sport and the role that coaching science in adapting to such change. This event will take place in IT1 on the Bishopstown Campus on Monday, April 29, from 6.30 – 9.30pm. Wayne has designed this Workshop for Sports Coaches, S&C Coaches, Teachers and Athletes and will focus on Athletic Performance and Coaching from the following perspectives:
(1) A Holistic Approach to Developing Athletes: People before Performance
(2) Challenging Old Thinking in Coaching: New Directions in Periodisation, Skill Development and Athletic Development
Wayne Goldsmith is one of the most experienced and effective sports performance consultants in the world. He has an unrivalled, proven track record of working with athletes, coaches, teams and organisations around the world in helping them to realise their peak performance potential. He has worked with professional, college and Olympic level athletes, coaches and teams in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., Europe, Asia and throughout the Pacific, with examples including a variety of AFL and Super Rugby Teams, the Wallabies, the N.R.L, Tennis Australia, Swimming Australia, Triathlon Australia, USA Swimming, the NZ Rugby Union and Sport NZ. He has written more than 500 articles and blog posts on coaching, sports science, learning, creativity and sports performance.
· This Sports Performance Workshop will take place on Monday, April 29, 6.30–9.30pm, in Room IT3, Cork Institute of Technology (Bishopstown Campus).
· The cost to attend is €25, with a discounted rate of €15 for students (Valid Student ID only).
· To book a place, register at the following link: https://events.cit.ie/index.cfm?page=events&eventId=467
· For further information, please email email@example.com
There are only a few places left so book now if you want to go.