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:

https://www.jobs.ie/ApplyForJob.aspx?Id=1822878Closing 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