Rebel Og Golf Classic is launched

  • May 22,2015

Rebel Óg Golf Classic

Press Release 2015

 The Rebel Óg Cork GAA Golf Classic takes place in Castlemartyr Golf Club on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th June 2015, the proceeds of which will be used to fund, in conjunction with the Cork GAA Clubs Draw, the Rebel Óg Academy and its development squads.

photo by Denis O'Flynn

Speaking at the announcement of the classic at Castlemartyr Golf Club, Rebel Óg Cathaoirleach, John Purcell, said that Rebel Óg is committed to the youth of Cork GAA, and to the development squads.  Rebel Óg has implemented a significant restructuring of the Development Squad model in the past three years has seen Cork G.A.A. form strategic alliances with the Mardyke Arena at U.C.C. and the C.I.T. The objective is to provide opportunities for our potential inter county players of the future to develop the required technical, tactical and physical skills required to be play at the highest level in the future.  Ultimately, the Academy aspires towards providing a Pathway to Excellence for all young GAA Players in Cork.

photo by Denis O'Flynn

This week, we announced the names of 400 boys from the ages of U14 to U17 who will be involved in the Development Squad training panels in both football and hurling for the summer programme. These young people will benefit, throughout the summer, from the experience and coaching skills of Academy mentors such as John Meyler, Anthony Lynch, Fergus Ryan, Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Derek Kavanagh.

The recent victories of the Cork Minor Hurlers & Footballers in their Munster Championship games bodes well for 2015 and is a direct result of  work with the Development Squads in recent years. We hope that the Academy programme will further augment our fortunes at inter county level and at club level in the years ahead.

    By participating in the Rebel Óg - Cork GAA  Classic,you will be playing your part in helping us promote the schools of excellence and development squads academy programmes.

    Incorporated into this Classic is the Cork GAA Clubs’ Golf Championship which was played initially last year. This proved to be a highly sought after title and Buttevant defend their title this year.

   In addition a selection of signature holes has been incorporated to add a novelty aspect, with several prizes to be won.

photo by Denis O'Flynn

Mr. Brady Sherwood, the Club’s PGA Golf Professional is Director of Golf at the Resort and they have very kindly sponsored the first prize of overnight accommodation at the Castlemartyr Resort.


The competition consists of 3 ball stableford with the 2 best scores  to count. GUI / ILGU handicaps apply and the time sheets are from 13.00 to 16.00 on Thursday and from 07.00 to 16.00 on Friday Time Sheet Contact:

 Each team entry  costs €195  and includes green fees, refreshments on arrival and meal after game in the Clubhouse. Entries/ enquiries should be made to Kevin O'Donovan at 086 7753567