Webinars this week

Tuesday, May 26, 7.30pm
Returning to Gaelic games post COVID – Keeping your squad fit and preventing injury


Wednesday, May 27,  8pm

Importance of Physical Literacy in Children with Dr Stephen Behan

Thursday, May 28, 7.30pm
Dr Aine Mcnamara & James Devane
Registration not open yet but will be available from Wednesday morning at 10am on www.learning.gaa.ie

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  • We will do our best to accommodate late registrations but cannot guarantee.

Tuesday, May 26th. Please click on the following link: https://learning.gaa.ie/gaacoachwebinar2020


Topic: Returning to Gaelic games post-Covid – Keeping your squad fit and preventing injury

This webinar will look at the issues facing GAA athletes in the current Covid-19 situation and how to address them. We look at the return to play post-Covid, and ways we can mitigate for time out of play.   We will look at specific ways of tailoring training to avoid injuries both in the ’small group scenarios’ and also in the main group training when players return. We will discuss injury prevention and recovery strategies to use with your players during a condensed playing calendar.
Presenter: Eamon O’Reilly

Eamon is a chartered physiotherapist and clinic lead of SPARC South Dublin. He has worked with a number of intercounty teams in both football and hurling. He has worked with the Dublin hurlers since 2011. He has worked as a physiotherapist for the Irish International Rules team on 3 different series. He has also been involved in physiotherapy services for the Irish high-performance boxing teams. Eamon is also a currently serving member on the national GAA’s medical, scientific, and welfare committee. He also served on the sports science expert group for the GAA.  His main clinical area of expertise involves complex chronic athletic injuries around the hip including recurrent hamstring issues, abdominal and hip/groin issues.

covid-19 update

The GAA notes and welcomes the plans published by the government last Friday and some of the dates included relating to the possible return of sporting activity, including Gaelic games.

The Association will attempt to seek clarity around some of the issues that have arisen in internal discussions since last Friday including the challenge of social distancing in contact sport.

GAA facilities are to remain closed as part of efforts to prevent gatherings which breach the restrictions.

We are instructing our clubs and counties to continue to adhere to the restrictions and to refrain from organising on-field activity. These measures are expected to remain in place until July 20th.

We will continue to monitor the dates and timelines as revealed by the Government and our arrangements will remain under constant review.

Our units are reminded that the Player Injury scheme is suspended and will remain so until an official return to action protocol is confirmed.

The GAA still firmly hopes to be able to play county and club competitions this year, subject of course to public health guidance. We can confirm however that no inter-county games are expected to take place before October.

Counties are asked, in the interest of players, to suspend all inter-county training until further notice. There will be a phased resumption of training at both club and county level to allow players to prepare appropriately for playing games.

While not categorically ruling out the possible staging of games behind closed doors later in the year, there appears to be a lack of appetite for this type of fixture-scheduling at the current time across the wider Association.

The GAA can also confirm the appointment of a dedicated Covid-19 Advisory Group which will advise the Association on matters relating to return to play protocols and other similar issues.

Nursery Hurling: Values and Guidelines

This workshop will be presented by Damien Coleman, Connacht Hurling Development Manager. It will give to those in attendance an insight into “Best Practice” for coaching and developing our youngest and most vulnerable players.  It will explain the values and guidelines that have been meticulously developed over many years by the GAA’s Coaching & Games Department.

90% of the workshop is highly relevant to coaches of all sports and all ages as it is value based and values transcend all sports and all age grades. Those currently involved with young players will obviously find it beneficial, but it would also be an excellent starting point for those considering getting involved in coaching whether they are current players or people that have never lifted a hurl.

This is a good opportunity to recruit some new coaches for your club so maybe pick up the phone and ask some “potentials” to register. It will set them up nicely for maybe taking their first steps into coaching by signing on for one of the GAA’s excellent foundation courses held in every county.

  • When registering please double check the email address you enter (dots & spaces in particular) as if you submit an incorrect address, we have no way to send you the link to the event.
  • Please also register by 9pm on Sunday night so that we can send you the link to join the event.  If you have not received the link to join by Monday morning, please inform us by email. It may be that you made a typing error when entering your email address. We will do our best to accommodate late registrations but cannot guarantee.

Register here for the session on Monday next, May 11, 8pm on Nursery Hurling: Value and guidelines, part one: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hrxFrNSvpUKfwz6H4bd_zt7yIXMZmCpLhPGC25EIp9ZUNFU0Q0VDRTVLTUFEVDJONlgxSzJEWEQzUC4u

Webinar on Monday, May 18, will be on The Goalie – Number 1 on every  team.

This workshop is a must for all hurling coaches and is highly recommended for current and prospective goalkeepers. It will be presented by Martin Fogarty, National Hurling Development Manager and will look at all aspects of goalkeeping especially the requirements to be a teams No. 1 and the specialised training involved. The workshop will include priceless advice from some of the game’s greatest goalies.

Note: Each webinar requires a separate and distinct log-in. Attendees need to complete a registration form for each event and subsequently receive a log-in link.


“Player Development – Putting all the parts together”
This Wednesday sees Brian Cuthbert discussing player development, identifying the key ingredients that are required for any player pathway.
Brian brings a huge level of knowledge to this area with his practical experience as a school teacher/principal, along with his coaching roles with Bishopstown and Cork.
He has recently completed his PHD in Talent Development through UCC and was also a key member of the recent National Talent Academy Framework Report and the Cork GAA Football Development Plan.
Brian is ideally placed to bring this wealth of experience and knowledge to coaches in this free webinar on Wednesday next, May 6, at 8pm.
To register, simply contact colm.crowley.gda.cork@gaa.ie before Wednesday at 3pm.


ALL involved in Rebel Óg would like to send their condolences to the family of Paddy Andrews, Shamrocks Hurling and Football Club.

Paddy was their Rebel Óg board representative for 40 years, taking in the former minor board and underage boards.

To his wife, Mary; children, Patrick, Peter, Vincent and Senan and extended family we send our sincere condolences.

May he Rest in Peace.

Cork Senior Hurling team supports Marymount

Cork hurler Robbie O’Flynn.

Cork Senior Hurler, Robbie O’ Flynn, has come up with a novel way of raising funds for Marymount Hospice.

He is gathering team members and GAA managers to undertake a solo run challenge over 48 hours on 25th and 26th April for Marymount hospice, which depends heavily on public donations.

Up to 50 Cork players and managers are expected to do a solo relay run in their gardens to raise funds over 48 hours next weekend. The solo runs will be videoed and streamed live via an Instagram page which Robbie set up for the event @Corkhurling.Marymount

He has also made a Facebook Page to support the initiative.

Robbie O’ Flynn said: “With a lot of Marymount’s fundraising events cancelled due to Covid-19, I thought it would be great if we could do something collectively to support them.

“Initially, I was thinking of donating or raffling jerseys but then thought that a solo run would be something that we could all get involved in to support this worthy cause. It would also be within social distancing guidelines in that we will all do the run in our own gardens or within a 2km radius of where we live. I asked some of the lads and they thought it was a great idea. Management have been really supportive too.”

The event aims to raise €50K for Marymount Hospice. Anyone who donates to the fund will be entered into a prize raffle for Cork team jerseys.

The 22-year-old player from Glounthaune in Cork, who has recently completed a Masters in Management and Marketing at UCC, said “ the run will begin at 6am on Saturday the 25th of April, followed on the hour and around the clock by each participant. “

The fundraising campaign has been launched via a Go Fund Me page and donations are already coming through.

“It’s good to be able to play a part in supporting such a worthy cause”, said Robbie.

“Covid-19 restrictions are affecting Marymount’s scheduled fundraising activities so this is a great opportunity to use our time, energy and skills to make a difference to people’s lives.”

Patrick Horgan, captain of the Cork senior hurling team, said: “We are all so delighted to be involved in such an event to support Marymount Hospice and the great work they do. Everybody in Cork has a close connection to Marymount in one way or another and show great strength and generosity any time an event like this one is run.

“The way Cork people especially come together to support something like Marymount, makes us all proud to be from Cork.”

Speaking about the event Cork Senior Hurling Manager Kieran Kingston said “Marymount Hospice is so important to the people of Cork, and the we are delighted to be able to be involved in a fundraiser like this, for such a great cause like Marymount Hospice”

Donations can be made via https://www.gofundme.com/f/corkhurlersformarymount/donate or by contacting Marymount Hospice’s fundraising team at 021 4501201 or email fundraising@marymount.ie


GAA Primary Challenges

The GAA, supported by the Cumann na mBunscol and the GPA, are delighted to announce the publication of the first of its weekly #GAAPrimary Challenges  on learning.gaa.ie/primary-school – a series of learning & physical activities for children in Primary School, as they return from the Easter break.
During these particularly challenging times for families, the #GAAPrimary Challenges are designed to help teachers and parents to work on the cross-curricular lesson plans with children to meet their learning needs. Gaelic games-themed lessons are across all curriculum subjects and are for children at every class level, based on the GAA Céim ar Aghaidh/Step Ahead resource.
For some fresh air and physical exercise, inter-county stars set Skill Challenges that can be done at on nearby your home. Also, there are fun competitions and prizes.

Primary school teachers are encouraged to share lesson plans, learning material and ideas by email to: gamesdevelopment@gaa.ie or to social media using #GAAPrimary.

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=5lOTk69ctQc

Stay well and stay safe!


Some creative thinking from our games development personnel has seen over 6,000 children engage in fun interactive GAA activities this week from the comfort of their own homes. GDA’s performed live  movement and skill sessions which children followed over 4 days as a novel way of replacing the Easter camps they would have attended in their clubs.
Games Manager, Kevin O Callaghan noted: “GDA Colm Crowley floated the idea at a recent meeting and other GDA’s rowed in with some excellent content to bring the project to fruition. Numbers have been beyond our expectations with 11,000 views of the content through the week and we are exploring further similar projects in the near future reaching out to teenage players also.”
There were 2 live sessions each day. Session 1 was aimed at 4-8 year olds, ran by Colm Crowley and Pat Spratt. Session 2 was run by James McCarthy and Paudie O’Brien for 9-12 year olds. Feedback from parents has been really positive with this novel initiative allowing parents and children to get active together and engage in physical activity to boost fitness and mental health in a fun way.
The sessions are a great resource for boys and girls to continue practicing their skills in the coming weeks so please log on to the link below and engage with the activities presented.
The Easter camps are just one element of the games development staff’s resourceful strategies in over coming the Covid-19 impasse. Cork GAA are also running weekly “Wednesday night Webinars” with a different guest speaker each night aimed at coaches of club players. Next Wednesday sees Pat Spratt talking about club structures and the benchmarking programme and coaches can log in by registering in advance with GDA Colm Crowley*.
There will also be a series of On Line foundation courses rolled out over the next 8 weeks catering for over 300 coaches throughout the county. Those wishing to register for foundation courses can register with Shane Supple.
and log on to www.rebelogcoaching.com  for further details of all initiatives.

Covid-19 Supports and Resources

Please find a number of additional supports and resources below that may be of interest to yourselves and your networks:

Rebel Óg Coaching Easter Camp

A chara,
Traditionally during the Easter Holidays, GAA clubs are very proactive in hosting and running Easter Camps for their younger members. Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic, we are in, clubs are unable to do so this Easter.  With this in mind, we at Rebel Óg Coaching are going to host online coaching sessions next week from Tuesday to Friday on Youtube Live.
There will be two separate camps, one for the Junior side (4-8-year-olds) and one for the Senior side (9-12-year-olds).
The Junior Camp will start at 10am each morning and run for approx 30 minutes.
The Senior Camp will start at 12pm each day and run for approx 30 minutes also.
To follow the camps, subscribe to Cork GDA Coaching on youtube here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC32JMu4DI-gIzJ998ZqK_dw?view_as=subscriber

coach development sessions

To help coaches through this difficult period, the GAA, An Cumann Camogaíochta and the LGFA have created a series of coach development sessions to take place over the coming weeks. The sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm.

The sessions will be along two separate formats. Every Tuesday there will be a live Questions and Answers session with a coach. Any participants in the Q and A will have an opportunity to view the coach delivering a session from the GAA Games Development Conference over the last couple of years and submit their questions via the registration form for the coach to answer live.

Every Thursday there will be a live webinar presented by a coach or coach developer. The webinar will be a 30-minute presentation followed by a live Q and A with the presenter.


The programme of events has been completed up until the end of April. Beginning this week we have:

  • Tuesday, April 7th – Q and A – Owen Mooney,
  • Thursday, April 9th – Webinar – Gerard O’Connor, Games Development Manager, Dublin GAA
  • Tuesday, April 14th – Q and A – Stuart Lancaster, Senior Coach, Leinster Rugby
  • Thursday, April 16th – Webinar – Dr. Damien Young, Performance Analyst Tipperary Senior Hurlers / Cliodhna O’Connor, Coach, Dublin Senior Hurlers, and Orlaith Curran, Athletic Development Coach, IRFU*
  • Tuesday, April 21st – Q and A – Liam Moggan, Coach Educator
  • Thursday, April 23rd – Webinar – Shane Keegan, former Manager Wexford Youths, Galway United
  • Tuesday, April 28th – Q and A – Prof Wade Gilbert, Fresno State University, California. Coach, Canadian Olympic Softball Team
  • Thursday, April 30th – Webinar – Johnny Bradley, Programme Director MSc Sports Performance Analysis, Carlow IT

Note that the April 16th Webinar event will be two separate webinars. One involving Dr. Damien Young, and the second involving Cliodhna O’Connor and Orlaith Curran.


Please note that each new session involves a new registration period. Any coach that has registered previously must register for any individual session that they wish to attend. This is because each new session involves a new set of log on details that are sent out electronically on the day of each session.

Registration opens at 9pm following the completion of each session. A valid email address is required for each registration.

Registration for the upcoming session involving Owen Mooney, as well as details of the session to be presented are available at https://learning.gaa.ie/gaacoachwebinar2020

value of warm-up webinar

Tomorrow (April 1) evening we will be launching our weekly webinar series for Rebel Óg Coaching.
This week we will be speaking to Cork GAA GDA James McCarthy, who has vast experience as a football coach. Having coached Castlehaven to county senior championship and a coach for the Cork minor footballers the past three years, James has a wealth of knowledge on the game.
James will be speaking about maximising the value of the warm-up and getting the most from it.
The webinar will be suitable for hurling coaches also as the content is more about applying framework than specific skills.
To join us this Wednesday, see the code and password below.
Rebel Óg Coaching is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Maximising the value of the warm-up
Time: 8pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 684 316 291
Password: 022140

coaching development sessions

To help coaches through this difficult period, the GAA, An Cumann Camogaíochta and the LGFA have created a series of coach development sessions to take place over the coming weeks. The sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm.

The sessions will be along two separate formats. Every Tuesday there will be a live Questions and Answers session with a coach. Any participants in the Q and A will have an opportunity to view the coach delivering a session from the GAA Games Development Conference over the last couple of years and submit their questions via twitter for the coach to answer live.

Every Thursday there will be a live webinar presented by a coach or coach developer. The webinar will be a 30-minute presentation followed by a live Q and A with the presenter.

The national GAA Coaching & Games Department host the first Coach Q and A session on tomorrow, Tuesday, March 31 at 7.30pm. For the Q and A sessions, we are asking coaches to review some materials in advance.

Topic: Q and A Session with Paudie Butler

Paudie delivered a presentation at the 2017 GAA Games Development Conference entitled ‘Values Omptimise Potential’ which provided an insight into his latest thinking on coaching and being a coach. All participants are encouraged to review this presentation and to submit their questions to Paudie using the form above. To access the presentation, visit the 2017 Games Development Conference page at https://learning.gaa.ie/conference2017

Presenter: Paudie Butler

Paudie Butler is a GAA Coach and Coach Educator who has supported the development of thousands of players and coaches over the last 30 years. A native of Tipperary, Paudie represented his club Drom Inch and Tipperary at all grades. As a coach and former local Primary School principal, Paudie has been instrumental to the current success of Drom Inch. He has also played a leading part with Tipperary teams of all age groups. As a Coach Educator, Paudie is perhaps the most recognisable Coach Educator in the GAA. He has been at the forefront of developments in the GAA formal coach education programme, having represented Munster on the national Coach Education committees. The inaugural Hurling Development Manager for the GAA, Paudie supported the development of Hurling across the Association.

Registering Your Interest

To express your interest in being part of the Q and A session, please complete the form on the GAA Learning webpage – https://learning.gaa.ie/gaacoachwebinar2020

Please note that we are using Microsoft Teams to host the event. You can access Teams through your web browser, or you can download the Teams application onto your device.

féile and other competitions cancelled

A chairde,

As part of our collective efforts in dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak, it is our intention to communicate with our units on a regular basis and keep you informed of developments as they happen.

The GAA can today confirm that a number of coaching and games initiatives will not proceed in light of the prevailing circumstances.

These include the 2020 Féile competitions, the Celtic Challenge and activity involving Academy Squads.

It has also been confirmed that the Connacht Senior Football Championship meeting between New York and Galway, scheduled to take place in Gaelic Park, New York on May 3rd, has been postponed

The future for this fixture will be considered at a later date and in the context of the anticipated overall re-drawing of the national fixtures calendar for 2020 as necessitated by the ongoing disruption to the GAA games programme.

We will add to this list as further cancellations arise.

The Association would like to reassure our members that when games activity re-commences we will provide an adequate games schedule for our players at all ages and grades.

In the meantime, we are working on a unified approach for all of our units on the issue of Games Development and Administration personnel and will be liaising with our Provincial Councils and County Committees in the coming days.

Thank you for your combined efforts to date.

These efforts have the potential to make a massive difference and it is in this vein that we ask you to continue to mobilise the GAA network and our wider membership in the interests of public health and the greater good.

Please continue to exercise caution relating to social distancing and coughing and sneezing etiquette and continue to refer to HSE.ie for more detailed advice.

Tom Ryan

Director General

county board postpone club championship games

The Executive of Cork County Board met via video-conference on March 17th and, primarily with regard to the safety of our members and of the wider community, has decided to postpone the all first round games in the Premier Senior, Senior A, Premier Intermediate, Intermediate A and Lower Intermediate Championships in both football and hurling, as well as the County stages of the U21 football competitions and the County Junior B & C competitions.

These first round club championship games had been scheduled across the four weekends in April and the first two weekends in May, but are now postponed en bloc.

All other games and activities, including those under the jurisdiction of Rebel Óg, remain suspended as per GAA directive and advice from the HSE / Department of Health. This will continue until we are directed otherwise.

The scheduling and format of the County Championships for 2020 is now subject to review, in consultation with Munster Council, the National Competitions Control Committee and our Clubs.

Club league regulations and completion dates will also be reviewed once a resumption of activities is confirmed.

The offices at Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be closed until such time as current restrictions are lifted. County Board staff will work remotely and are contactable by email or via the office phone as normal . The office phone (0214963311) has been diverted to a staff member’s phone and will be answered during office hours.

We can also confirm that Páirc Uí Chaoimh is now available to the HSE, who are considering possible uses for the stadium and we hereby wish to acknowledge the efforts that our club units have already undertaken in assisting local health services and in assisting vulnerable people in our communities at this difficult time.

The County Board meeting scheduled for April 7th has been cancelled. The Executive and CCC will continue to meet regularly via video-conference and will provide a report to clubs by email after all meetings.

Once again, we urge all our members to adhere to directives from the GAA, the HSE and the Department of Health during the current pandemic.

all gaa activities suspended

In light of this morning’s Government announcement, the GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have decided to suspend all activity at clubinter-county and educational levels until March 29 (inclusive) from midnight.

This is to include all games, training and team gatherings at all ages and all grades. We will continue to liaise with Government officials and review the situation between now and the end of the month, assessing the impact of these measures on our competitions. 

In the meantime, the Association is encouraging all members to continue to follow the guidelines which have been provided by the health authorities.

bit of rebel Óg history on bere island

The Castletownbere team, top,  who played Ballingeary, above,  in the first ever game under Rebel Óg held on Bere Island.

Board chairman Kevin Greene officiated at the game and the score was

Castletownbere 2-10, Ballingeary 1-6.

advice around coronavirus for games and training

A chara
In the current climate, we are asking clubs to follow some simple steps in and around club activities, games, and training.
Players should have their own water bottles rather than sharing.
No handshakes at the end of games.
Players use their own towels, soap, hand cleaner, etc when washing and drying after games, etc.

An email is also being sent to all club secretary accounts with these instructions.




We are delighted to announce that we will have 2 guest speakers on the night.


  • Rory Noonan, County Coiste P.R.O.


  • Rory will guide us through the new County Webpage.
  • Advise us on how best to market our clubs and our games to our own members and supporters.
  • Rory will answer any queries that you may have.

Brian Coniery, with referees from the Mid, South East and City Divisions that will talk to us on:-

What is it like to referee a match ?

  • What does the referee actually hear ?
  • How to influence a referee ?
  • A Q & A Session will follow

                                                            Light refreshments will follow the meeting.

newcestown win february rebel Óg award

Newcestown players, David Buckley, Gavin Kelleher, Daire McAree and Eoin Callinan, with the February Rebel Óg award.


NEWCESTOWN minor and U16 teams are the winners of the February Rebel Óg Monthly Award following their three recent wins at championship level.
This monthly event awards scheme are sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, main sponsor; Cummins Sports, award sponsors and in association with The Echo and RedFM, media partnerd.
Newcestown were chosen as this month’s winners following their minors making it a championship double and their U16 hurlers also winning the Division Two championship.
Last year was a very successful year for the club with their U21 B footballers winning the county championship for the first time. In particular it was a great year for the underage section, with the U16 hurlers having won the B hurling county championship overcoming Killavullen in the final.
The minor A double was achieved for the second time in recent years emulating the same feat as the 2012 side. The minor hurlers defeated Kanturk in a game that was close right to the end.
The minor footballers faced Clyda Rovers and extra-time couldn’t separate them in the first game and it went to a replay. In that they looked like losing but came from four points down to take it to extra-time again and there they managed to complete the double.
Newcestown GAA club was formed in December 1958 and played its first game, against Kilmeen, in the spring of 1959.
The first county title was won in 1967, when the junior footballers defeated Midleton in the final and the club has gone from strength to strength since then.


club season ticket now on sale

Cork GAA is pleased to announce that the 2020 Club Season Ticket is now on sale.
Priced at €150, the Club Season Ticket provides entry to almost 400 Championship games under the direct remit of the Cork County Committee.
It covers over 20 County Finals including the Premier Senior Finals in both codes.
It also entitles the owner to purchase a ticket for an All-Ireland Senior Hurling and / or Football Final involving Cork.
A limited issue of 1,000 tickets is now available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets can be purchased as follows:
  • Online (credit/debit card) Go to gaacork.ie (charges of €6.05 apply)
  • Visit Cork GAA Offices, Páirc Uí Chaoimh (cash/cheque)
  • Post (cheque payable to Cork GAA, please include name, address, club, phone, email)

The Club Season Ticket does not include games at Divisional level or games under the remit of Rebel Óg, nor does it cover inter-county games.

All Cork County Board passes will now expire, with members who were previously entitled to various complimentary passes now instead entitled to purchase the 2020 Season Ticket at a discounted rate of €50, directly from Cork GAA Offices only.
The closing date for all Season Ticket orders is Friday, March 20th.
Season Tickets purchased will be posted to the address supplied before the commencement of the County Championships in April.

East Region First Meeting 2020

The First Meeting of the Rebel Og East Region will take place on Monday next 17th February 2020, 7:30 p.m.  at Nemo Rangers GAA CLUB.

Please note change of venue from 2019.

The various Competitions for 2020,   League and Championships may presently be viewed on the Rebel Og East Region website.

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Final Advert – Cork GDA 14.02.2020 

harty cup change of time

Please note the Harty Cup final at Mallow GAA Complex on Saturday, February 15, is now at 12 noon and not 1pm.

Best of luck to christians in harty cup final

The various clubs that are represented in the Christians Harty Cup team tomorrow.

Dr Harty Cup final
CBC V St Flannan’s,
Mallow, 1pm
GETTING back into the final a year after being runners-up and with nearly a new team represents quite an achievement for CBC.
Only four of the team that lined out against Midleton CBS in Páirc Uí Rinn 12 months ago and one sub who was introduced in that game will be on the starting block against the most decorated school in the history of the competition.
This is very much a final story of a traditional school going in against a school far more renowned for its rugby exploits but one that has made great progress on the hurling front in recent times.
Flannan’s are back where they want to be, contesting a Harty final after being on the outside looking in for the past 15 years.
That’s a famine in this great hurling nursery and they will be all out to set the record straight here.
And they will start as favourites against a side that was not ranked among the leading contenders at the outset.
But CBC have arrived in this final on merit, topping a group that contained Ard Scoil Ris, Rochestown College and Templemore.
The subsequently got through two tough challenges in the quarter-final and semi-final against St Colman’s Fermoy and their conquerors last season, Midleton CBS.
There was certainly nothing easy about that passage to this defining day in Mallow and in the games against St Colman’s and Midleton CBS they had to exhibit true grit and abundant character, winning by the bare minimum in both games.
Coming out on the right side of games like that has to raise their levels of confidence and instill into them extra belief.
St Flannan’s got the better of Clare compatriots St Joseph’s Tulla and Our Lady’s Templemore along their route, the latter by two points in the semi-final.
Their standout players are Cian Galvin at centre-back and Diarmuid Cahill up in attack.
Conner Hegarty and Stephen Casey form a strong midfield partnership while Killian O’Connor and Ashley Brohan are highly-rated in the Banner County too.
However, CBC have really proven themselves, digging deep when that had to be done and knocking out the holders Midleton CBS was a real feather in their cap.
The absence of Denis McSweeney from midfield is a blow for CBC but they coped without him against Midleton CBS.
Daire Burke got a fine goal in that game too while Shane Kingston in defence and James Dwyer in the middle of the field are serious operators too.
Eoghan Kirby and Robbie Cotter are playing their part too while Niall Hartnett can cause problems if he gets the right supply.
Obviously, Flannan’s will be aware of the threat that Cahalane can pose and containing him will be a priority for them.
Likewise, CBC will be mindful of Cahill’s threat and how Cian Galvin can dominate at centre-back.
If tradition stands for anything then St Flannan’s have to be fancied and, by all accounts, a huge effort has been put in in the college to try and get this trophy back with the likes of Tony Kelly and Brendan Bugler involved.
CBC had a good workout after their win over Midleton CBS with Good Counsel from Wexford who ran St Kieran’s from Kilkenny close Having been in a final last time has to benefit them even if the majority of the personnel have changed It’s a fascinating final because of the colleges backgrounds, a hurling stronghold against a hugely successful rugby school.
But on Saturday they’ll start on equal terms and this CBC team will not be found wanting in the character stakes.
They are slight underdogs but there’s no reason why they cannot come good again.
They have beaten some top teams along the way and this would be the biggest scalp of all. They need a positive start, get some early scores to settle them for an occasion that will be very demanding.
Flannan’s are the slight fancy as stated but CBC can just as easily turn the tables.


Rebel Óg Coaching Conference Saturday, February 22

A chara,
Please note we are expanding our annual Nursery Coaching Conference to cater for Youth Coaches and also Club Coaching Officers/Club Personnel in Nemo Rangers GAA club on Saturday, February 22, from 1-4.30pm.
There are a limited number of tickets available to purchase here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/rebel-og-coaching-conference-for-child-youth-tickets-93277330005
There will be 3 parallel sessions at a time focusing on Child (5-10 year olds), Youth (11-18 year olds) and Best Practice Club structures, with it all culminating with a Keynote from Cork U20 All Ireland winning manager, Keith Ricken.
There will be a number of supplier/exhibitor stands available on the day, if there are GAA related enterprises among your club.
We would be grateful if you can pass onto mentors asap, as tickets are moving fast and we are limited with capacity.
Is mise le meas,
Colm Crowley
Games Development Officer
Rebel Óg Coaching

First Meeting 2020 of Mid South Board

The first  meeting of the Mid South  Region will take place on Monday , February  17th at 7.30pm in Eire Og Club.

Would Clubs please note that the 1st Round of Minor Football League will be held on 22nd February with the 2nd Round on 1st March. 1st round  of U 16 Football league will be on 7th March. A fixture list has been emailed to clubs.

**It is important that all clubs nominate a delegate to attend**

premier 1&2 minor, u16 and u14 championship draws

The following are the Premier 1 & 2 football and championship draws.

Premier 1 Minor Football championship: Glanmire v Gabriel Rangers; Douglas v Ballincollig; Beara v Nemo Rangers; Inniscarra v Ibane Gaels.


Premier 2 Minor Football championship: St Finbarr’s v Castlehaven; St Michael’s v Carrigaline; Carbery Rangers v Kanturk; Bandon v Valley Rovers.


Premier 1 U16 Football championship: Mallow v Nemo Rangers; St Michael’s v St Finbarr’s; Beara v Ballincollig; Douglas v Na Piarsaigh.


Premier 2 U16 Football championship: Bishopstown v Valley Rovers; Eire Og v Inniscarra; Carrigaline v Glanmire; Ballygarvan v Bantry Blues.


Premier 1 U14 Football championship: Nemo Rangers v Beara; Douglas v Mallow; Ballincollig v St Finbarr’s; Glanmire v Bishopstown.


Premier 2 U14 Football championship: Killeagh Ita’s v Crosshaven; Midleton v Carrigaline; Bandon v Valley Rovers; Youghal v St Nicholas.


Premier 1 Minor Hurling championship: Sarsfields v Ibane Gaels; Midleton v Glen Rovers; Douglas v Ballincollig; St Finbarr’s v Blackrock.


Premier 2 Minor Hurling championship: Kiltha Og v Newcestown; Youghal v Kanturk; Valley Rovers v St Colman’s; Killeagh/Ita’s v Na Piarsaigh.


Premier 1 U16 Hurling championship: Bride Rovers v Blackrock; Carrigtwohill v Ballincollig; Midleton v Na Piarsaigh; St Finbarr’s v Glen Rovers.


Premier 2 U16 Hurling championship: Kiltha Og v Sarsfields; Kinsale v Mallow; Douglas v Ballygarvan; Youghal v Valley Rovers.


Premier 1 U14 Hurling championship: Ballincollig v Inniscarra; Glen Rovers v St Finbarr’s; Midleton v Douglas; Sarsfields v Bishopstown.


Premier 2 U14 Hurling championship: Youghal v St Catherine’s; Shandrum v Mallow; Kilara Og v Carrigtwohill; Killeagh/Ita’s v Aghada.

grenagh win rebel Óg january award

David Coleman, Evan McCarthy, Jason O’Keeffe and Fionan O’Riordan, members of Grenagh GAA Club U14 and U16 teams, after they were announced as the winners of the Rebel Og monthly award for January, at the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs. Also included are Kevin Cummins, Cummins Sports, award sponsor;  Grainne Murnane, RedFM, media partner; Nicola Cullinane, The Echo, media partner and Tracy Newman, GM Clayton Hotel, main sponsor; along with Rebel Óg and County Board officials, judging panel members, Grenagh GAA Club members and Cllr Gearoid Murphy, deputising for the Mayor of the County of Cork.
Picture: David Keane


GRENAGH GAA Club U14 and U16 county winning teams are the worthy winners of the January Rebel Óg Monthly Award.
These monthly awards are sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, main sponsors, and Cummins Sports (award sponsors) in association with The Echo and RedFM (media partners).
The club was founded in 1934 and is based in the village of Grenagh in the Muskerry division of Mid Cork. It draws its players from the Grenagh village, Rathduff and the surrounding areas. 2013 was a wonderful year for the club, winning the County Intermediate Football title along with the County Junior A hurling title. Since then it boasts a magnificent extra new pitch, astro pitches and hopes to see a ball alley in the not too distant future
Last year was a wonderful year for the juvenile section of the club. The U14s ended up being crowned County Division Two hurling champions and the U16s won the County Division Three hurling championship along with the County Division Two football championship.
There is great work going on in the club at the moment with huge commitment and dedication shown by the club officers and mentors across all ages.
Playing in the North region the U14 hurlers had a remarkable championship beating Buttevant 0-17 to 1-1, Ballyhea 5-12 to 2-2, Kilavullen 2-13 to 2-5 and then a narrow one point win over Ballygiblin in the semi-final 0-12 to 1-8. They met Kilavullen again in the final coming out on top 2-13 to 2-5 to win the North Championship.
In the county semi-final they got the better of Cloughduv 2-15 to 2-9 which set them up for a county final against Fr O’Neill’s at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Great defensive play and some opportune scores at the right time gave Grenagh a foothold and they withstood a great fightback from Fr O’Neill’s to take the title.
The U16 hurlers had wins against Raonaithe na nGael 1-17 to 1-11, Diarmaid Ó Murchús 4-13 to 3-4, winning the final against Mayfield 2-17 to 0-2, before beating Kilshannig in the county semi-final 3-21 to 5-7.
The county final was against Ballyhea and in a great game they took the title by 2-16 to 3-7.
In the Division Two football championship, Grenagh had wins against Raonaithe na n Gael 3-13 to 2-10, Donoughmore 1-11 to 1-3 and Whitechurch in the final 4-12 to 1-8.
In the county championship semi-final a win against St Colum’s, 4-9 to 1-10, set up a final against Killeagh/Ita’s.
Grenagh started well to lead at the break 0-10 to 1-4, but survived an injury time scare when Killleagh/Ita’s came close to a fourth goal to take it to extra-time but Grenagh held firm and were deserving winners on a scoreline of 1-15 to 3-7, making it a great year for the club.

Delight as Cork win John Kerins Cup final

The Cork team who beat Kildare in the John Kerins Cup final. Photo: Alf Harvey

By Ger McCarthy

Cork 2-14
KIldare 1-12
CORK are in good shape to defend their U20 All-Ireland title.
They beat a good Kildare side in the final of the John Kerins Cup, in the John Lockes club, in Callan, Kilkenny, on Saturday afternoon.
Two of the heroes of last year’s team, Blake Murphy and Mark Cronin, tormented Kildare, who had come through a group containing Dublin, Meath, and Laois.
The early stages were tightly contested and the score was 0-4 each after 12 minutes, following two well-taken scores by Cronin, for Cork.
Conor Russell, Brian Hayes, and Cronin had put Cork 0-7 to 0-4 ahead by the 21st minute.
Kildare came back into the game in the last minutes of the half and the impressive Shane O’Sullivan scored twice in a row to leave the minimum between the teams.
Just as they were building momentum, a fine Cork move, in the last attack of the half, ended with Cronin setting up Murphy, who scored a goal. That put Cork 1-7 to 0-6 ahead at the break.
Cork really got on top around the middle of the pitch in the second-half and scored five points in a row between the 39th and 45th minutes. They led 1-13 to 0-8.
To give Kildare, the 2018 U20 All-Ireland winners, their credit, they didn’t buckle under that pressure and answered back with three points to come back into the game.
Any thoughts of repeating the sort of late comeback that had earned them a draw against Dublin, and a win against Meath, were banished when Blake Murphy raced away to score his second goal.
Shane O’Sullivan pulled back a late consolation goal for Kildare, but Cork were full value for their win.
Keith Ricken’s side showed good heart for the battle, as well as the talents of the likes of Murphy, Cronin, and also Daniel O’Connell, in midfield. You wouldn’t rule out these two sides meeting again, once the Championship gets into full swing.
Scorers: Cork – B Murphy 2-2 (1f), M Cronin 0-6 (1f), B Hayes 0-2, D O’Connell 0-1, F Herlihy 0-1, K Twomey 0-1, C Russell 0-1 (mark).
Kildare – S O’Sullivan 1-7 (5fs), D Kirwan 0-3, L Griffin 0-1, P McDermott 0-1.
CORK: Josh O’Keeffe; Colm O’Shea, Daniel O’Mahoney, Diarmuid Phelan; Ciaran O’Sullivan, Sean Desmond, Brian Lynch; Brian Hayes, Jack Lawton; Daniel O’Connell, Mark Cronin, Fionn Herlihy; Kieran Twomey, Blake Murphy cpt., Conor Russell. Subs: Eoghan Lehane for Desmond, 26; Aodhá Ó Luasa for Russell, h/t; Darragh Hayes for Twomey, h/t; Gerry O’Sullivan for Herlihy, 40; Ciaran Nyhan for Lawton, 52.
KILDARE: Kyle Costello; Jack Hamill, John Lawler, Sean Moore, DJ Earley, Jack Collins, Adam Conneely; Darren McDermott, Tony O’Connor; Alex Beirne, Darragh Kirwan, Findlay Nairn; Luke Griffin, Shane O’Sullivan, Paudi Behan. Subs: Aaron Browne for Beirne, h/t; Paddy McDermott for Earley, h/t; Jack Sargent for Hamill, h/t; Mark Cully for Griffin, 49; Aaron Browne for Adam Conneely, 49.
REFEREE: Chris Dwyer, Offaly.

Football rule information night

Rebel Óg North are organising an information night on the new GAA football rules introduced this year as there are a lot of different interpretations and questions.

Kevin Walsh and Muiris O’Sullivan, Munster referee tutors, will be the speakers. It will take around one-and-half hours. with a question and answer session afterwards.

They strongly urge anybody involved with teams to attend as training and matches will be starting shortly. It is open to all to attend.

The meeting will be at the Mallow GAA complex at 7.30pm  on this Monday coming, January  27.

Secretaries are asked to please inform all your coaches and members to avoid any problems down the line.

Cork minor footballers win overall Rebel Óg award

ON SATURDAY night more than 400 people attended the annual Rebel Óg awards banquet at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.
The awards are sponsored by the hotel, along with Cummins Sports, RedFM and The Echo.
It is held to acknowledge the monthly winners, 16 last year, and an opportunity to showcase all that is good about underage GAA affairs in Cork.
The 16 winners came about because in June there were five winners, with Cork enjoying significant success at the Feile camogie and hurling All-Ireland competitions held in Cork and Kerry.
Winners that month included Bandon and Killeagh/Ita’s hurlers and camogie sides from Clonakilty, Eire Og and Ballyhea/Milford with a number of winners in shield competitions as well.
Other monthly winners included All-Ireland winning ladies football sides (U14 and minor), minor camogie side and Patrician Academy.
Add in Dr Harty Cup winners and the Cork minor footballers, also All-Ireland winners, and you get some idea of the calibre of winners last year.
Ahead of Saturday night the independent judging panel had the extremely difficult task of picking an overall winner from this lot.
After a long discussion, they picked the Cork minor footballers, who won the All-Ireland title for the first time in 19 years. The manner in which they won was one of the factors the judges took into consideration.
Deep into injury-time Cork fell behind to a Galway goal and had just 70 seconds to try and equalise to take it to extra-time.
The quick thinking of keeper, Cian O’Leary, to get the ball back in play was key and his re-start, after one more pass, ended up in the hands of captain Conor Corbett, who found the back of the net to take it to extra-time.
In that Cork dominated to see the cup head to Leeside in what turned out to be a great year for manager, Bobbie O’Dwyer, his fellow selectors and squad, after not the greatest of starts.
Also honoured was Eddie Moloney who received the Hall of Fame award. Eddie has been involved with Rebel Og in the west for many years and has served in a number of offices at club and regional level.
He has also been involved in Sciath na Scol and many other aspects of GAA and is still actively involved at present. This was the last function for a number of Rebel Og officers who were all thanked for their service over many years.

Ref survey

Our names are Gearoid O’Sullivan and Denis O’Callaghan. We are second-year students at Boherbue Comprehensive. We have an idea and we think you can help us. We have recently been accepted into the BT Young Scientist Competition. Our project title is “AWWW REF – A statistical analysis of underage player attitudes towards referees in GAA -v-‘s Rugby”.

The aim of our project is to investigate if there is a difference in attitudes towards referees from underage players in G.A.A and Rugby and if so why?

We are asking that refs and underage players might fill it in.

Kind regards

Gearoid O Sullivan 
Denis O Callaghan


Please note that tonight’s Minor football final between Clyda Rovers and Newcestown has been postponed due to the weather.

Glanmire win November Rebel Óg award

THE Glanmire minor football team are the November winners of the Rebel Óg monthly award, sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs and Cummins Sports (award sponsors), in association with The Echo and RedFM (media partners).
They are being honoured for completing the minor double, championship and league, at premier two level for the first time ever in the history of the club.
In the 1890s Cumann Peil Gleann Maghair had a ground in Rathcooney where they trained and played their games. Organised matches were also played in the ‘Pike Inch’ field close to St. Joseph’s Parish Church, Glanmire. They participated in many tournament games throughout the county.
In the early 1920s when the club went out of existence, Sarsfields Hurling Club then entered football teams and won six divisional ‘A’ grade championships between1929 to 1937. They won a county title in 1937.
Since Glanmire GAA Club was re-formed in 1945 many Imokilly Divisional and County Championship titles at both adult and underage levels have been won.
This year their championship campaign didn’t get off to the best of starts, but they recovered from their first round loss to defeat St Michael’s, Buttevant and Inniscarra to reach the final.
There ensued a tough tussle with Mallow before the East Cork side took the title. Confident was high after this and having already qualified for a top four spot they took on Ibane Gaels in the league semi-final.
Again another tough tie they won before facing Mallow in the final again. And they showed their championship win wasn’t a fluke as they took the league title to complete the double at Premier 2 grade for the first time ever.

North Region host medal presentation night


Under current legislation and to comply with GAA rules, all Cork GAA clubs and units who are providing games and coaching for underage players must have an up to date Risk Assessment and a Child Safeguarding Statement.

To facilitate clubs & units to correctly meet their statutory responsibilities, Cork GAA will hold a seminar on Child Protection & Safeguarding in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Wednesday, November 27, at 7pm.

We would ask that all clubs send their adult Chair, underage Chair and Children’s Officer to this seminar. It is essential that all clubs are present on the night when essential documentation / info will be distributed.

Presenters: Gearóid O’Maolmhichíl, Croke Park and Des Cullinane, Cork GAA.


Please register in advance with Des Cullinane at childrensofficer.cork@gaa.ie.

Booking is essential so that we can have sufficient support material.

Applications for amalgamations

Applications to form Independent teams (amalgamations) at underage level must be submitted annually in order for permission to be granted by the County Committee.
All clubs wishing to form new or existing underage independent teams at any age group from U12 to U21 for 2019 are asked to submit the following by Friday next, November 22.
Please send all replies to administrator.cork@gaa.ie and they will be forwarded to the relevant committee, as appropriate.

Official emails will be required from both Clubs expressing their wish to join and please complete the attached form providing the following for each team (player lists may be attached separately in Excel):

  • Name of Adult Clubs combining
  • Name of Independent team
  • Officers
  • Age Groups for 2020
  • Code (hurling/football)
  • Full list of names and dates of birth for players eligible for 2020
    • *as per GAA Official Guide 6.17
      • U21 – a five years’ span
      • U20 down to U14/13 – a four years’ span
      • U12 – a three years’ span

As per Rule 3.19 (n), it is within the powers of the County Committee to allow U21, Minor or Younger Grade players of Clubs that are unable to field such teams to avail of a provision of Rule 6.8, exception (1) (a) or (b) and thus play with an Independent team. A player who plays for such an Independent team shall be a registered member of his Adult Club and shall retain membership of that Club during and at the conclusion of his playing participation with an Independent team formed under the Rule.

Please note that all players will remain members of their parent clubs and must be registered annually.

The County CCC has requested sight on all applications for 2020. The right to impose any other restriction it feels are necessary to ensure an Independent Team is fulfilling the role of providing games for players that otherwise would not be able to compete at the relevant age group is also reserved.

Please also note Rule 6.8 exception 1 (b), whereby a player without team from U21, Minor or Younger age group may play with another team within the County, still retaining membership of his Adult Club. If his new team has five or more such players the team must be recognised by the combined names of the Clubs or by an Independent name. This rule provides a lifeline to small Clubs who may not wish for their players to transfer to another Club if an Independent team is not possible.

Photos from recent Mid South Finals



A very sporting gesture from Tractons U14 Hurling Team to stand in for a photo with winning Whitescross team in U14 Hurling Shield Final



Billy O Neill, Nemo Captain, Teddy O Donovan, Darragh O Donovan, Bishopstown
Nemo Rangers 5 – 14  Bishopstown 4 – 15 after 2 periods of extra time also Mid south Chairman Martin Lynch
The shamrocks team that won the u/14 div. 3 football shield
Courceys under 14 & 16 after winning D3 Football Shield

Mark Linehane, Inniscarra Captain, Referee, Gerard Ahern, Darragh Linehane Whitechurch Captain.
F.T. Inniscarra 1-11 Whitechurch 0-12
Whitescross and their Mentors after winning U14 Hurling Shield Final
The Grenagh team that won the u/16 div.3 hurling league


Due the continuous heavy rain over the past number of days, the following fixtures have been postponed:
Sunday, November 3
U16 County Div 3 County Hurling final; Croke Rovers v Grenagh.
U16 Div 3 County Football Semifinal; St. Dominics v Ahan Gaels.
These two games will be refixed asap.

East Region medal presentation, review meeting

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.

Photos from Mid-South Finals played over weekend




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










Change of venue

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.

Photos from recent Mid South Shield and League Finals

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

cork hurling appointments

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.

Some Photos from Recent Championship Finals including Tracton, Ballinora and Bishopstown



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.


Visit from some of the winning U17 All Ireland Football Team at our latest Mid-South Board Meeting

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


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.


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.


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.

Age groups and entries for 2020

The executive of Coiste Sinsear an Chontae has decided not to change the age groups for Rebel Óg competitions for 2020 so the competitions next year will be run in the same age brackets as 2019. Minor will still be U18 with U16 and U14 the main age group competitions.
As usual, teams will be 13 or 15 a side depending on team numbers.
Entry forms for 2020 will be issued before the end of September with a return date for mid-October. Clubs thinking of forming independent teams (amalgamations) are requested to have this considered and decided prior to the entry forms being returned.
For clubs who do not wish to amalgamate and who do not have numbers to field a team by themselves, Coiste is prepared to consider small sided  (9 or 11 a side)competitions up to U16.
However, if a club opts for that and if there is sufficient demand for such competitions, they cannot then be part of an amalgamated team at that age group (e.g. You play either 9 a side or be part of an amalgamated team).
No decision will be taken on this until the number of expressions of interest is known.
Some clubs with numbers of  4 and under in an age grouping may wish to consider catering for players using T.O. Rial 6.8;Exceptions 2 (b).