Final Rebel Og Central Grading’s are published

Referee Course

With over fourteen thousand games being played in our county on an annual basis, the role of the referee is central in ensuring that all games take place. This year a Basic Club Referee Foundation Level 1 Training Course for new referees is planned for Pairc Ui Rinn over three nights in early March. The Course is developed in conjunction with Croke Park and conducted by trained Referee Instructors.

Dates for the Training Coarse are as follows

Foundation Level 1 Course FOR NEW REFEREES
Thursday 1st March 2018 @7.30pm
Thursday 8th March 2018 @7.30pm
Thursday 15th March 2018 @7.30pm

Modules are “classroom” based and involve attendance and participation on all three nights by the prospective referees.

Applications from interested individuals who are considering taking up the role as club referee can be submitted to or Colm Lyons, Cork County Referees Recruitment Officer

Sam Maguire’s Minors win January award

Sam Maguires winners of the Rebel Óg Award marking their Co. MAFC and MAFL wins represented by Eoin Murray, Jason Daly, Darren Fraser, David Farrell, Declan Collins and Kieran Forbes at a function in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork. Picture John Tarrant

SAM MAGUIRE’S footballers, who won the Minor A County League and Minor A County Football Championship, are the January, 2018 winners of the Rebel Óg monthly awards, sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cummins Sports (award sponsors), with the Evening Echo and RedFM as media partners.

Sam Maguires presented with the Rebel Óg Award marking their Co. MAFC and MAFL wins a function in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork in the company of Lord Mayor, Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald; Co. Mayor, Cllr Declan Hurley and Colin O’Sullivan, Red FM. Picture John Tarrant

Last year was tremendous for the club, which hails from the parish of Dunmanway, in west Cork. The club draws its players from the Doheny and Randal Óg adult clubs. It caters for both hurling and football fielding teams, from U6 up to minor.

Pride of place for 2017 goes to their minor footballers, who were crowned Minor ‘A’ County football champions, having defeated Bantry in the final, 3-7 to 0-6. In the semi-final, they had defeated Passage, 2-11 to 0-7.

The team also won the West Region championship, beating Castlehaven, O’Donovan Rossa, and Bantry in the final, 2-10 to 0-5. They also won the Minor A West football league and the County A league, defeating Aghada by a point in the final, 1-8 to 1-7.

This minor team had a lot of players in the under-17 bracket, called to play Premier ‘1’ football against the best teams in the county.

29th January 2018…….. Sam Maguires footballers, David Farrell and Declan Collins receive the trophy from Kevin Cummins, Cummins sports , with the Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, Tony White, minor manager and John Purcell, chairman Rebel Og , as the January 2018 winners of the Rebel Og monthly awards sponsored by Clayton hotel Silverprings, Cummins Sports (award sponsors), with RED FM and The Evening Echo, (Media partners)
Picture: Eddie O’Hare

The team was well-balanced and included two county U17 players, in Eoin Murray and Fionn Herlihy. Jerry O’Farrell was an outstanding captain and team leader, while Keith White was a key player in the forward division.

Team manager was Tony White, along with selectors, Neil Collins, Finny Collins, Cathal Crowley, John Barry, and Jerry O’Mahony.

Sam Maguires presented with the Rebel Óg Award marking their Co. MAFC and MAFL wins a function in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork. Picture John Tarrant

The U16 A footballers won the West Region A League and the U12 footballers came out on top in their football league. A spokesman said: “The club are so proud of their commitment to hurling and, even though they are not hurling titles in 2017, they are competing in the U 16 A county hurling championship in 2018.

“The last minor football team to win a county title was in 2011, when we defeated Clonakilty in the Premier 2 Championship final. Former Cork senior hurler and current Munster and Ireland rugby international, Darren Sweetnam, was on that team, along with Eoin Lavers, Sean Daly, and Mark Buckley”.


Harty Cup Semi-Final result

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

Semi-Final A

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

Semi-Final B

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

Midleton CBS will play Ardscoil Ris of Limerick in the final

Monster Blitzes 2018

Image result for monster blitzRebel Óg Coaching Monster Blitz Program for 2018.

Each club is invited to attend blitzes at their respective age group. Each team has the option of several blitzes in each code and we will be hosting almost 300 blitzes in venues all over the county between March and October. Monster Blitzes 2018 can have anything from 100 to 400 children participating on a weekly basis, with up to 300 teams representing clubs every week. There will be 6/7 venues hosting a blitz every week. Up to 10,000 children participate in the Blitzes on a monthly basis. Dates are similar to previous years, with one significant change to the programme.

Last season, clubs moved into a League structure for the year. Following consultation with clubs, this program seemed to be of greater benefit and enjoyment to the mentors, parents and participating children. With this in mind, the age groupings are as follows for U9 (only boys born in 2009 are eligible for this league, U8’s are not allowed as they will have blitzes the same days) and U10 teams in 2018.  U8’s and U7’s will remain at the Monster Blitz stage.

To Register for Monster blitz – CLICK HERE

If you have any queries about the league, we suggest you talk to the outgoing u10 mentor in the club and he will fill you in on any information required before the regional meetings in March. Last thing to note, U8, U9 and U10 matches are going to be scheduled for Saturday mornings, Monster Blitz at 10.15, U9 at 11am and U10 at 12.15pm, so pitches will be available at different times for games.


GDA Contacts

POB Paudie O’Brien 086-7725411
NC Noel Crowley 086-8375061
JMC James McCarthy 087-7799531
SC Sean Crowley 086-0548533
CC Colm Crowley 086-3687799
SS Shane Supple 087-4327261
PS Pat Spratt 086-8922800

Before the Blitz

1.) Registration on will open at 1pm each Monday before respective Blitz and close at 6pm.

  1. If a venue is not listed online, then the venue is either full or unavailable.
  2. Venues will fill up on a first come, first served basis, so please be conscious of this when applying.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email Wednesday night to confirm your venue.
  4. If, for whatever reason, your status changes (e.g. having to withdraw, change number of teams entered, please inform the GDA at your confirmed venue via text asap.
  5. Each club is requested to supply a young referee for their teams. If you have 1 team, 1 ref needed, if you have 3 teams, 2 refs needed etc.
  6. Each club to have their own supply of Balls for matches, as listed across and clearly mark equipment.

2.) Once you are registered and have selected a venue, please note that this is your venue, unless you hear otherwise from the GDA in charge. Due to venues filling up or being over/under subscribed, the chosen venue may change, but the GDA in charge will contact you directly in this circumstance.

3.) If there are any changes on your side re: number of teams entered changing or unavailability for whatever reason, you should contact the GDA in charge as soon as possible. Each venue has a reference initial beside it on the Poster, these initial’s are unique to each GDA and that GDA is the person you should contact. (see contact details below)

To Register for Monster blitz – CLICK HERE

Day of the Blitz

1.) Arrive at 9.45am at the designated venue.

2.) Lead mentor must meet the coordinator, who will assign your teams to their pitches.

3.) Games are 20 mins long (10 mins per half)  1st Game-10.15am, 2nd Game – 10.45am and 3rd Game –11.15am. Coaches should be punctual with half time and pre game team talks. Less talking = More playing time. Please respect the times and start and finish on the appointed times only.

4.) GDA in charge, may in places use a hooter system to designate end times for half time and full time. Lead mentor should ask GDA if that is happening on the morning of the match.

5.) Please respect the facilities of the host club. Move goals slightly if goal mouth is getting muddy.

6.) The object is to get all children playing, while team numbers are important teams should always try to accommodate other teams, player numbers on the pitch, weaker teams v weaker teams etc

7.)  After each game teams line up and shake hands

8.)  Keep all equipment,bags, water bottles etc off playing pitch area and place it behind goals where possible

9.) While every effort is made to line out the largest pitch size possible, this may change due to numbers attending

10.) The rules are the basis for every game however if, and only if 2 teams agree, they may change a rule for that game only.

11.) Each team should bring Water and carry a First Aid kit

12.) Mentors stay off the field of play and remain on the sidelines. Language from sidelines to be encouraging and polite at all times. The only person allowed on the field of play apart from players is the referee.

13.)  Every effort will be made to use poles as goals however in the event that is not possible cones are to be used.

14.)  Equipment should be respected at all times and after final game of blitz teams are asked to gather cones, poles etc and bring them to gate of pitch.

15.)  Warm up drills kept to basic no need for 20 min warm ups before games etc.

16.)  Clubs to supply young referees where possible and adverse comments from the sideline towards these referees is not allowed.

17.) Players must have Helmets for hurling and Gumshields for football.

18.) Clubs to wear team colours where possible

19.) Clubs should try balance out teams and play for fun rather then to beat the other team out the gate, common sense dictates that it’s not good for anyone to be winning or losing by cricket scores.

20.) Its all about taking part and getting used to playing as a team so Fun, Fair Play & Respect should be encouraged at all times

21.) Sadly, club mentors and parents must be reminded that heated discussion/exchanges verbal or otherwise between opposing mentors etc is not allowed. If there is a problem on the day, speak with the GDA in Charge. Do not take matters into your own hands. This will not be tolerated or allowed and may prevent your team being invited to further blitzes.

Other information

All information needed is on the website. Rules, venues and dates of blitzes are on the posters which will be distributed. If there are any queries, Mentors should go to the website as the first port of call. Only then should you need to contact a GDA. A lot of time has been put into developing the website up to the current standard and we would appreciate that coaches, mentors and parents would use this as the first port of call for all queries.

Monster Blitzes Pitch Layout


Football Rules go games logo 3 Monster Blitzes 2016

o First Touch Football only
o 7 a side
o One hop, one solo.
o Keeper takes Kick Out
o Player fouled takes free
o Player closest to sideline to take
o In the case of a one sided match, coaches to take action to balance teams and make changes e.g. after a score, restart with a throw in in mid field.

Hurling Rules

go games logo 3 Monster Blitzes 2016

o Quick Touch Sliotar only
o 7 a side
o Ground Hurling only
o Keeper can take puck out from hand, may not lift in open play.
o Keeper may not score from a puck out/deflection
o 45/Frees struck on ground only
o Player fouled to take free
o In the case of a one sided match, coaches to take action to balance teams and make changes e.g. after a score, restart with a throw in in mid field.

To Register for Monster blitz – CLICK HERE


Overall Rebel Og Awards takes place

On Saturday night last, the overall Rebel Og Awards 2017 function took place in Clayton Hotel Sliversprings.

In a year in which we celebreated the success of our 12 monthly winners and announced our overall 2017 winner.


Kiltha Og took the January award for 2017, with their U14 hurlers winning both the Premier 2 championship and league. Add in success too at U16 A and U12 Premier 2 level in the leagues to make it a great season last year for the Castlemartyr, Dungourney, Mogeely and Clonmult combination.


They were followed in February by St Colman’s College, Fermoy, winners of the Dean Ryan Cup.
It took a replay to separate themselves and Thurles CBS, as the school secured their first win in this competition in 14 years. The joint captains, Eoin and Brian Roche, were the feature a few times during the year at the monthly awards and it wasn’t the only trophies they picked up during the year.

It was the turn of handball stars, Stephen O’Rourke and Niall Delany, from Mallow, to be honoured in March. They won the U17 All-Ireland championship for Cork, with wins over Tipperary, Clare and Waterford to first take the Munster title. A win over Cavan set up a final meeting with Wexford, with the Mallow boys in outstanding form in the final to be crowned All-Ireland champions.

The Carbery Scor group took the accolade in April, made up of representatives from the Tadhg MacCarthaigh, Sam Maguires, Clann na nGael and Carbery Rangers clubs. Their wins in the ballad, recitation, drama and music sections saw another All-Ireland title head to the Rebel county.

A Simcox Cup win for St Francis College, Rochestown, their first since 1950, saw them pick up the May award.
Wins over MSM Rosscarbery, Kanturk and Hamilton High to set up a final clash with Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig.
This was never going to be an easy game the Roco found themselves trailing by 0-9 to 0-3 early on. They rallied to cut it to four by half-time and a goal from David Andrews, in the second-half, helped put them back on level terms to see the drive on to victory.

Four clubs were honoured in June, for their success at the National Feile hurling competitions. Sarsfields won the Division 1 camogie title, with Na Piarsaigh winners of the Division 3 hurling championship. Cuchullains came out on top of the Division 6 competition and St Kevin’s in the Division 11 final.
Most of the Sars team went on to win the Feile football title with Glanmire the following month, making it a national double for them.

Another bit of history was created by the July winners, Ballinora GAA Club, as their U14 footballers won the Cork Division 2 Feile title for the first time.
They went on to represent the county at the national finals in Cavan/Monaghan, where they were beaten, after extra-time, by Maynooth in the quarter-final.

The August winners saw the Roche brothers back as monthly winners, as they were part of the Cork side that won the All-Ireland U17 hurling title. Again another bit of history here as they became the inaugural winners of this competition as minor switches to U17 for the next few years at least.
The twin brothers collected the All-Ireland Cup on behalf of Cork, making it a great day for the county, them, their familes and their club, Bride Rovers.

They were back again in September as the Cork minor squad was honoured for winning the Munster title, the first win at this level for the Rebels since 2008.
A win over Waterford set up a semi-final clash with Tipperary, with the first game ending all square. The replay, at Pairc Ui Rinn, saw more than 8,000 people present, one of the biggest crowds ever at a stand-alone minor game.
The Rebels came through and went on to defeate Clare in the Munster final, before just losing out to Galway in the All-Ireland decider.

Bandon U15s picked up the October award, as they won the double, winning their respective hurling and football championships. Their hurlers beat Youghal in their final and the footballers got the better of Wolfe Tones (Kanturk).

The November award went to Bride Rovers, for their success at U16 and minor level.
The U16s got the better of near-neighbours, Fermoy, in the county final and their minors defeated Kilshannig in their respective final. Once again the Roche brothers featured here, this time in their club colours.

There were also joint winners in December, with Eire Og minor footballers and the Inniscarra minor hurlers honoured.
Both won their respective titles for the first time, with the Ovens side winning the Premier 1 MFC, defeating Douglas in the final and Inniscarra taking the Premier 2 MHC, getting the better of Blackrock in the final.
Both sides also won their respective leagues, making them double winners for the season.



THE Cork U17 hurlers where the overall winners at the Rebel Óg annual awards at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.

It’s the first year that there is an overall winner and on the night few could argue that they were worthy winners.

Under coach, John Considine, they lifted the inaugural All-Ireland title in August, with a two-point victory over Dublin, 1-19 to 1-17. They added this to the Munster title they had won previously in the year.

Those young players, at the new minor inter-county age, created their own little bit of history and it’s always nice to be the inaugural winners of any competition.

Accepting the award, Considine said that, in Cork, we were in a lucky position that any year you take charge of a team, you are in with a chance of winning an All-Ireland and, thankfully, it worked out for them last year.

They started on the run to Croker at the Gaelic Grounds in April, where they took on Limerick in the first round of the Munster Championship, a game they won by 0-16 to 0-6.

Next up was Tipperary, at Páirc Uí Rinn, in the semi-final. After a top-class game, the Rebels came through, 2-22 to 2-9.

On to the Munster final and the young Rebels were on the road again, this time to Dungarvan to take on Waterford. Again these young stars showed what they are made of and, despite giving up home advantage, they won by 3-13 to 1-12.

The All-Ireland semi-final clash with Galway was never going to be an easy game. Played at Semple Stadium it was close all the way before the Rebels won by 1-19 to 1-17.

It was on to the All-Ireland final on August 6 and new ground for these young players. For a start, with a noon throw-in, it meant having to travel up to Dublin the night before. Something like this, a change from normal routine, can upset players but not this Cork side, and after another close game, they were crowned champions, winning 1-19 to 1-17.

The Hall of Fame inductee was Micheál MacSuibhne for his contribution as a player, then as an administrator with the old Bord na nÓg and his club, Carrigaline.


It was on to the All-Ireland final on August 6 and new ground for these young players. For a start, with a noon throw-in, it meant having to travel up to Dublin the night before. Something like this, a change from normal routine, can upset players but not this Cork side, and after another close game, they were crowned champions, winning 1-19 to 1-17.

The Hall of Fame inductee was Micheál MacSuibhne for his contribution as a player, then as an administrator with the old Bord na nÓg and his club, Carrigaline.

Harty Cup Semi-Finals

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

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

Saturday January 27th

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

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

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

Corn Uí Mhuiri results and Semi-Finals

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


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

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

Referees In-service Courses 2018

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

Tuesday 16th January   
Venue:  Lisgoold GAA @ 7.30pm

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

Monday 29th January
Venue: Mallow @ 7.30pm

Thursday 8th February          
Venue: Coachford @ 7.30pm

Thursday 15th February               
Venue Clonakilty @ 7.30pm

Thursday 22nd February               
Venue: Bantry @ 7.30pm 

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

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