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April Rebel Og Award for Handball

MUIREANN O’BRIEN from Kilworth and Celine Kelleher from Boherbue who won the Girls U15 All-Ireland doubles handball title are the April winners of the Rebel Óg Monthly Awards, sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cummins Sports, with the Evening Echo and RedFM as media partners.

Celine started playing handball when she was nine years of age in Boherbue handball club. Celine’s trainers are Danny Linehan, Kieran O’Connor and Shane Flynn.

It is a very active club, with many boys but only three other girls – her sister Carmel Kelleher, Edel Murphy and Aoidhbe Ducey. Together the four girls won the Féile Division 3 handball competition last summer.

The club trains children in all age categories, the girls training with the boys. Celine also plays football for Araglen Desmond Buí. Fourteen-year-old Celine attends Boherbue Comprehensive school.

Muireann has been playing with Kilworth Handball Club since she was eight years of age. She plays with clubmates Samantha O’Donnell, Ellen Murphy and Anna Dunne.

It is mainly a 40 by 20 club with 14 All-Ireland medals to its name over the years.

Muireann has been on the county panel for a few years and has competed at inter-county level.

When the players to represent Cork in girls and boys juvenile championship 2018 were finalised last December, the partnership chosen for the Girls U15 doubles was Muireann and Celine.

Because the girls are living a good distance from one another, a lot of training, coaching and travel lay ahead as they set out to prepare for the task confronting them.

With the help of club members, parents and those overseeing the training and coaching of Cork juveniles they put in a lot of hard work, which resulted in a huge improvement in their play. In particular, their display against a highly fancied Tyrone pair in the All-Ireland semi-final clearly showed that hard work, commitment and dedication pays off.

That win over Tyrone greatly boosted their confidence as they prepared for a clash with Roscommon in the final at Kingscourt. The preparation they did during the championship campaign was again very evident in the final as they put in a flawless display running out convincing winners to be crowned All-Ireland U15 champions.

Rebel Og Award for March to St. Mary’s High School Midleton

Rebel Og are delighted to announce St. Mary’s High School Midleton as our March Award Winner following their success in winning All-Ireland Schools Camogie title recently.


MARCH 2018 WINNERS
St. Mary’s High School Midleton
Winners of 2018 All-Ireland and Munster
Junior Post Primary Camogie Titles

ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL MIDLETON, the 2018 Post Primary All-Ireland and Munster Junior Camogie Champions are the March 2018 winners of the Rebel Óg Monthly Awards sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cummins Sports (Award Sponsors) with RedFM and The Evening Echo (Media Partners).

St. Mary’s High school follow the All-Ireland Scór winners (February) and Sam Maguires footballers who won the January 2018 Award.

St. Mary’s High School has always had a proud sporting tradition since being established in 1902. Some 40 years ago camogie was introduced in the school and since then they have achieved much success at County and Munster level in all grades. The school has also been a springboard for future intercounty camogie players with many past pupils donning the red jersey at senior intercounty level.
History was made on the 10th March 2018 when the St. Marys High School Junior team won the schools’ first ever All-Ireland camogie title with a fantastic performance over a gallant St. Cuan’s College Ballinasloe on a score line of 3.17 to 2.9.

Last season brought much heartache as many of this team lost the Munster final to the eventual winners of the competition. Spurred on by this defeat but with self-confidence from previous successes at 1st year level, the 37-strong panel began training in September to right the wrongs of 2017.

In the earlier stages of the Munster competition, St. Marys overcame Ennis and St. Augustine’s Dungarvan which set up a meeting with Cashel community college in the Munster final. St. Mary’s defeated Cashel on a scoreline of 3.13 to 2.5 and in doing so were crowned Munster champions. As winners of the Munster final, St. Marys progressed onto the All-Ireland semi-final to play Our Lady and St. Patricks College Knock, Belfast. After a tough encounter the Midleton school won out on a scoreline of 3.9 to 3.5. St. Cuan’s college Ballinasloe, having come through on the opposite side of the competition would be the opponents for the final. Both teams having put up huge scores in their respective campaigns meant that it promised to be an exciting final. St. Marys started well scoring 3 goals in quick succession in the 1st half leaving them ahead by 9 points at the short whistle. St. Cuan’s rallied in the second half but could not impact the lead St. Mary’s had built up. The final score on a historic day in the University of Limerick was 3.17 to 2.9.

This was a fantastic team performance from start to finish with every player on the team and panel working hard to achieve the common goal of bringing the first ever all Ireland camogie title to Midleton.
St. Mary’s high school would like to acknowledge the support of Midleton CBS for the use of their training facilities as well as the local GAA clubs that have generously facilitated the hosting of school matches throughout the year.

Team

Abigail Cody, Fr. O’Neills
Aimee Morgan, Castlemartyr
Aine McGrath, Aghada
Aine O’Driscoll, Killeagh
Ali Smith, Captain, Aghada
Ali Wiggins, Fr. O’Neills
Alison Hurley, Fr. O’Neills
Anita Hurley, Fr. O’Neill’s
Aoife Brosnan, Fr. O’Neills
Aoife Healy, Aghada
Caoimhe Cronin, Midleton
Chloe Garde, Midleton
Claire Walsh, Aghada
Cliona Casey, Dungourney
Cliona Stafford, Aghada
Eimear Cronin, Aghada
Ellen Hayes Nally, Castlemartyr
Ellen Ryan, Midleton
Ellen Turvey, Fr. O’Neills
Emma Murphy, Captain, Dungourney
Faye McGrath, Castlemartyr
Hannah Wall, Midleton
Jodie Keegan O’Connell, Midleton
Kerri Brosnan, Fr. O’Neills
Laura Murphy, Dungourney
Lauren McAllister, Aghada
Lucy Wallace, St. Catherine’s
Mary Leahy, Aghada
Mary Millerick, Fr. O’Neills
Megan O’Donovan Killeagh
Niamh O’Connor, Killeagh
Orla Evans, Midleton
Rayanna Power, Midleton
Rebecca Kelleher, Fr. O’Neills
Roisin Keane, Aghada
Sarah Kent, Killeagh
Tiegan Mullane, Fr. O’Neills

St. Mary’s High School Camogie Team would also like to sincerely thank their sponsors McCarthy & McGrath Auctioneers and Fogarty Coach hire for their support.

Rebel Og Award for February goes to Scor All-Ireland winners

ALL-IRELAND Scór na nÓg winners, Maggie Moynihan (Cullen) and Carbery Rangers are the February 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

– by Rory Noonan of Evening Echo.

Maggie is just 15 years old and started performing in public at the age of four when she entered the Feis in Cullen. She entered the amhránaíocht aonair in scór for the first time when she was nine.

Maggie reached the Munster final last year, but this year she reached the next step of the journey when she qualified for the All-Ireland final in Sligo, where she was chosen as the outright winner in Sligo on the night. She sang Cooraclare, which is a song which means a lot to her family and is always the first song to be sung at family parties. The last time an Ireland Scór title was brought to Cullen was 45 years ago by the late Con ‘Corney’ O’Sullivan. He won the All-Ireland title in Ceol Uirlse back in 1972 in Scór Sinsir.

Meanwhile, there was an unbelievable reaction when Carbery Rangers name was called out for winning the 2018 All-Ireland final in the Balled Group Section.

The Carbery group sang two songs – Lovely Derry on the Banks of the Foyle and Moll Dubh a’Ghleanna. It was the first All-Ireland winning Scór title for Carbery Rangers since Scór was first established in 1969.

The group of five made up of Aoife McSweeney, Joan O’Donovan, Kate Creedon, Orlagh O’Gorman and Rachel Hodnett have participated in Scór since the ages of seven or eight at County and Munster levels.

Call for nominations for Rebel Óg Awards

Rebel Og are now seeking nominations for our Febuary Rebel Og Award.

To date, Rebel Og have awarded 73 monthly winners with our awards programme.

Over that time, Rebel Og have presented awards to individul players, teams, clubs, schools and committee’s.

Is your club next? Do you know some player who should be nominated? All you need to do is fill in the nominations form below or visit www.rebelog.ie/awards

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”.