Michael O’Mahony, chairman Rebel Óg and Donal O’Leary, assistant secretary Rebel Óg making the minor hurling and football championship first round draws at Páirc Uí Rinn.
DEFENDING champions Midleton will start the defence of their Premier 1 MHC title against Glen Rovers on Wednesday, July 22.
This is sure to be an encounter that both sides will be looking forward to, with the Glen looking for a bit of revenge.
Midleton are bidding for three in-a-row of minor titles and start with a game against the side they defeated in last year’s final. No doubt they will want to lay down a maker and the Glen will be hell bent on revenge after last year’s loss.
The other games in the first round see St Finbarr’s at home to Douglas; Ballincollig at home to Ibane Gaels and Blackrock at home to Sarsfields.
This year, due to the pandemic, the games will not be at neutral venues for the groups stages in all competitions, including the minor championships.
In the Premier 2 hurling competition champions Kiltha Óg are away to Youghal, with the other games seeing St Colman’s home to Killeagh/Ita’s; Piarsaigh home to Kanturk and Valley Rovers v Newcestown.
In the football championship Douglas will get their defence of their title off with an away game against Glanmire, who won the Premier 2 title last year.
Other ties in the first round, which takes place on July 29 are: Nemo v Ballincollig; Ibane Gaels v Gabriel Rangers and Inniscarra v Beara.
At Premier 2 level Bandon will have home advantage over Carbery Rangers in their opening tie and Valley Rovers are at home to Castlehaven.
St Michael’s will face Carrigaline and the Barrs are at home to Wolfe Tones (Kanturk).
The first round ties of the U16 and U14 leagues were also made, and all games for all rounds will be on the Rebel Óg website by tomorrow morning at the latest.
Games are due to start on Saturday, July 18, with U16 and U12 hurling on that day, U14 hurling on the following Monday night and minor championship on Wednesday, July 22. It then switches to football the following week and back to hurling the week after.
Minor hurling championship, round one: Premier 1 Group 1: St Finbarr’s v Douglas; Ibane Gaels v Ballincollig. Group 2: Blackrock v Sarsfields; Midleton v Glen Rovers.
Minor hurling championship, round one: Premier 2 Group 1: Piarsaigh v Kanturk; Valley Rovers v Newcestown. Group 2: St Colman’s v Killeagh/Ita’s; Youghal v Kiltha Óg.
Minor football championship, round one: Premier 1 Group 1: Ibane Gaels v Gabriel Rangers; Inniscarra v Beara. Group 2: Glanmire v Douglas; Nemo Rangers v Ballincollig.
Minor football championship, round one: Premier 2 Group 1: Bandon v Carbery Rangers; Valley Rovers v Castlehaven. Group 2: St Michael’s v Carrigaline; St Finbarr’s v Wolfe Tones.
U16 Premier 1 Hurling League Group 1: Glen Rovers v Bride Rovers; Midleton v Carrigtwohill. Group 2: Ballincollig v Blackrock; Na Piarsaigh v St Finbarr’s.
U16 Premier 2 Hurling League Group 1: Sarsfields v Kiltha Óg; Youghal v Douglas. Group 2: Ballygarvan v Valley Rovers; Kinsale v Mallow.
U16 Premier 1 Football League Group 1: Ballincollig v Douglas, bye for St Finbarr’s. Group 2: St Michael’s v Nemo Rangers; Na Piarsaigh v Mallow.
U16 Premier 2 Football League Group 1: Inniscarra v Bantry Blues; Valley Rovers v Ballygarvan. Group 2: Éire Óg v Carrigaline; Bishopstown v Glanmire.
U14 Premier 1 Hurling League Group 1: Midleton v St Finbarr’s; Douglas v Sarsfields. Group 2: Ballincollig v Glen Rovers; Bishopstown v Inniscarra.
U14 Premier 2 Hurling League Group 1: Aghada v Killeagh/Ita’s; Youghal v St Catherine’s. Group 2: Mallow v Carrigtwohill; Shandrum v Kilara Óg.
U14 Premier 1 Football League Group 1: Douglas v Ballincollig; Bishopstown v Beara. Group 2: Glanmire v St Finbarr’s; Nemo Rangers v Mallow.
U14 Premier 1 Football League Group 1: Midleton v Killeagh/Ita’s; St Nicholas v Youghal. Group 2: Crosshaven v Valley Rovers; Carrigaline v Bandon.