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).

Photos from Recent Mid South Championship Games



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 .



Photos from Mid South U12 D1 Final Ballinora V Kilmurry




The cup being Presented By Mid South Chairman Martin Lynch

To Ballinora’s Captain Darragh O’Leary


healthy club project

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.

Dublin midfielder Brian Fenton with members of his Raheny GAA club, when they received official recognition as a Healthy Club in 2017.
Dublin midfielder Brian Fenton with members of his Raheny GAA club, when they received official recognition as a Healthy Club in 2017.

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

Mid South U16 D1 Final Inniscarra V Carrigaline




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.


  Date Team 1   Team 2 Venue
GROUP1 SAT 14th SEPT Sliabhrua V Ballinora Riverstick
Courcey Rovers V Aghabullogue Ballinspittle
SAT 21st SEPT Aghabullogue V Sliabh Rua Coachford
Ballinora V Courcey Rovers Ballinora
SAT 28th SEPT Aghabullogue V Ballinora Coachford
  Sliabhrua V Courcey Rovers Riverstick
GROUP2 SAT 14th SEPT Blarney V St.Vincents Blarney
Kinsale V Crosshaven Kinsale
SAT 21st SEPT Crosshaven V Blarney Crosshaven
St.Vincents V Kinsale St. Vincents
SAT 28th SEPT Crosshaven V St.Vincents Crosshaven
  Blarney V Kinsale Blarney
GROUP3 SAT 14th SEPT Tracton V Ballygarvan Minane Bridge
Cloughduv V Nemo Rangers Cloughduv
SAT 21st SEPT Nemo Rangers V Tracton Nemo Rangers
Ballygarvan V Cloughduv Ballygarvan
SAT 28th SEPT Nemo Rangers V Ballygarvan Nemo Rangers
Tracton V Cloughduv Minane Bridge





  •    12 Teams have declared to enter this completion
  •    We are having 3 groups.
  •    These groupings are based on the league tables to date


  1. This competition is starting on the weekend of the 14th Sept, (football to start after the Hurling finishes)
  2. Clubs by agreement can play any time on Saturday or Sunday. No agreement match stands at 3pm Saturday
  3. This competition to comprise of each team playing the other 3 teams in their group.
  4. The host club is totally responsible for the holding of a game at their venue.
  5. The host club to provide a referee, we would encourage you to use your “Young Whistlers”
  6. No spectators to be allowed into the side-lines for these matches.
  7. It is not intended to have any finals for this competition.
  8. The “Fair Play Rule” can be used in this completion.
  9. Each game to be played as in the normal U.12 size pitch,
  10. Subs to be interchanged as you wish.

Cork U15 sides take part in arrabown cup

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.


Congrats to the All-Ireland champions!

Cork 3-20
Galway 3-14
(after extra-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).

Mid South Region U12 Hurling D2 Final



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.

Best of luck

Wishing Bobbie O’Dwyer and all involved with the Cork minor footballers the best of luck in the All-Ireland final today.


Féile football and non-exam reports

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.

Thank you

Rebel Óg committee

Minor ladies footballers win Rebel Óg award for August

Members of the All Ireland winning Ladies Cork Minor Football team in the company of management and dignitaries and sponsors,  Anna Butler, RedFM; Kevin Cummins, Cummins Sports; Joe Kennedy, General Manager, Clayton Hotel and Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive The Echo,  at the Rebel Óg Awards hosted at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork. Picture John Tarrant

Eve Mullins, Rachel Sheehan, Abbie O’Mahony, Roisín Ní Chorcora, Fiona Keating and Ellen Baker, Cork Ladies Minor Football team members, All Ireland Championship title winners at the Rebel Óg Awards hosted at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork.


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.

High Performance Manager

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.

East Region meeting

The next meeting of the East Region will take place tonight, Monday, August 19, at 7.30pm at Midleton GAA Club.

Dermot Early Youth Leadership Initiative

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.


u-14 super 7’s

A chara,

Rebel Óg Coaching in conjunction with Rebel Óg is teaming up to offer clubs a supplemented games programme over the next 2 – 3 months.
A series of games for clubs who would have very small numbers and who for various reasons may not have a games programme meeting their needs at u 14 level.
The format would be adapted according to entries but clubs would be given 2-3 game days and regional borders would not exist.
Games would be 7 a side and ideally clubs would have a sub or 2 to rotate in the event of injuries/fatigue etc.
Ideally all boys would be on the age to avoid interfering with u 13 activities should the club have a team at this age.
Clubs who wish to enter and have more numbers than suggested above would avoid using boys who are regularly playing on the league and championship teams.
Clubs who have a cohort of players in need of extra game time beyond what they have in leagues or championships.
Clubs who have a cohort of players who may not be getting much game time at present in competitive games and need extra game time to assist their development.
If your club is happy with its current games programme, then please do not enter.
Clubs will HAVE TO prioritise its current commitment to its existing league/championship programme with Rebel Óg
The games are competitive but there will be no official winners or trophies. The emphasis is on development and providing game time to boys who may not be getting enough games under more formalised structures.
Once clubs enter over the next two weeks, games will commence in late August.
Please complete the expression of interest form by clicking the link below

on or before the 31st of July.

Cork GAA Club Match Ticket scheme

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

Job Opportunity: Rebel Óg County Underage Secretary

A Chara,

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.

The successful candidate will join the existing volunteer and professional leadership team comprising of the Cork GAA Executive, Rebel Óg, the CEO and staff based at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

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: date for applications: Wednesday, July 24, at 5pm.

Rebel Og Mid/South Proposed Championship Dates Next Meeting is Monday 8th July in Éire Óg Pavilion at 7.30



**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
U.14 Hurling
  1st Round 10 July
Championship &Shield SF 14th Aug
Championship and Shield Finals 11th Sept
1st round of County        14th Sept
U.16 Football
  1st Round 24th July
2nd round and Shield 21st Aug
Championship and Shield Finals 18th Sept
1st round of County 21st Sept
U.16 Hurling
  1st Round 3rd July
2nd round and Shield 7th Aug
Championship and Shield Finals 4th Sept
1st round of County 7th Sept
Minor Football
  1st Round 31st July
2nd round and Shield 28th Aug
Championship and Shield Finals 25th Sept
1st round of County 28th Sept
Minor Hurling
  1st Round 10th July
2nd round and Shield 14th Aug
Championship and Shield Finals 11th Sept
1st round of County 14th Sept