Sports performance workshop on Monday

The Dept. of Sport, Leisure & Childhood Studies, in conjunction with Cork GAA, are delighted to welcome the world renowned Sports Performance Consultant, Wayne Goldsmith, to deliver a cutting edge Interactive Sports Performance Workshop that will focus on the evolution of sport and the role that coaching science in adapting to such change. This event will take place in IT1 on the Bishopstown Campus on Monday, April 29, from 6.30 – 9.30pm. Wayne has designed this Workshop for Sports Coaches, S&C Coaches, Teachers and  Athletes and will focus on Athletic Performance and Coaching from the following perspectives:

(1)    A Holistic Approach to Developing Athletes: People before Performance

(2)    Challenging Old Thinking in Coaching: New Directions in Periodisation, Skill Development and Athletic Development

The Presenter

Wayne Goldsmith is one of the most experienced and effective sports performance consultants in the world. He has an unrivalled, proven track record of working with athletes, coaches, teams and organisations around the world in helping them to realise their peak performance potential. He has worked with professional, college and Olympic level athletes, coaches and teams in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., Europe, Asia and throughout the Pacific, with examples including a variety of AFL and Super Rugby Teams, the Wallabies, the N.R.L, Tennis Australia, Swimming Australia, Triathlon Australia, USA Swimming, the NZ Rugby Union and Sport NZ. He has written more than 500 articles and blog posts on coaching, sports science, learning, creativity and sports performance.

Event Details

·         This Sports Performance Workshop will take place on Monday, April 29, 6.30–9.30pm, in Room IT3, Cork Institute of Technology (Bishopstown Campus).

·         The cost to attend is €25, with a discounted rate of €15 for students (Valid Student ID only).

·         To book a place, register at the following link:

·         For further information, please email

There are only a few places left so book now if you want to go.


The next meeting of the Mid South  Region will take place on Monday , May 13th  at 7.30pm in Eire Og Club.

All clubs are requested to attend.

All upcoming fixtures can be viewed on Website.

Féile hurling, camogie draws

LAST Thursday night a meeting was held at Pairc Ui Chaoimh where further details and the draw was held for the National Feile hurling and camogie competitions.

The national competition is being held in Cork this year on the weekend of June 7-9. In the boys competition, there are 10 divisions, with eight Cork teams and eight visiting teams in each. They are broken into four groups, with two ‘home’ and two visiting teams in each group.

In the camogie, there are six divisions, with the same principle as above applying in them as well.

At the meeting, important information was passed on to the Cork host clubs regarding garda vetting and other information needed ahead of the competition.

On garda vetting, clubs were reminded that any one of 16 and over that will be in the house on the weekend must be vetted if they are hosting players from visiting clubs.

This includes anyone that turns 16 over that weekend. Cork County Board Children’s Officer, Des Cullinane, asked all who have not done so at this point to go through the vetting procedure as a matter of urgency.

Clubs were also reminded to send their club photos as soon as possible to the Rebel Og PRO email within the next two weeks, the address is All players on U14 panels, including those not on the Féile panel, can be included in the picture which will be used for the poster.

Clubs were also reminded to appoint both Feile and pitch co-ordinators for the weekend.

The pitch co-ordinator needs to be independent of their team taking part as they may be required to stay at the pitch when their team travels away.

Normal rules of hurling and camogie apply, except for one change, two subs must be brought on after 10 minutes and two more five minutes into the second-half.

These players cannot go off again unless they are injured. Other substitutions are also allowed as well, but these ones are mandatory.

All games, including finals, are 15 minutes a side, with extra time in knock-out stages only.

Further information will be sent to the clubs in the coming weeks. Competitions in other counties are not all finished yet, so for now, its the county and level of the team, ie Dublin 1, Dublin 2 etc,  from that county is listed.

Meanwhile, hurling is as follows, host team named first:

Division 1: Na Piarsaigh host Kilkenny 1; Erins Own Limerick 1; Shandrum Galway 1, Fermoy Kildare 1; Douglas Tipperary 1; Sarsfields Waterford 1; Carrigtwohill Dublin 1; Midleton Wexford 1.

Division 2: Aghada Derry 1; Youghal Laois 1; Mallow Offaly 1; Bride Rovers Antrim 1; St Finbarr’s Westmeath 1; Valley Rovers Kilkenny 2; Ballincollig Clare 1; Inniscarra Down 1.

Division 3: St Catherine’s Wexford 2; Kilara Og Carlow 1; Glen Rovers Dublin 2; Watergrasshill Galway 2; Kiltha Og Limerick 2; Cobh Meath 1; Carrigaline Waterford 2; Blackrock Tipperary 2.

Division 4: Ballyduff Westmeath 2; St Brendan’s Mayo 1; Clyda Rovers Antrim 2; Blarney Dublin 3; Charleville Tyrone 1; Whitechurch Offaly 2; Eire Og Clare 2; Aghabullogue Laois 2.

Division 5: Clonakilty Down 2; St Colums Sligo 1; Ibane Gaels Armagh 1; Bandon Roscommon 1; Sliabh Rua Wicklow 1; Courcey Rovers Donegal 1; Ballinhassig Derry 2; Kinsale Meath 2.

Division 6: Lixnaw Mayo 2; O’Neill’s (Kerry) Carlow 2; Nemo Rangers Waterford 3; Ballygiblin Roscommon 2; St Colman’s Armagh 2; Fr O’Neill’s Kildare 2; Killeagh/Ita’s Galway 3; Lisgoold Kilkenny 3.

Division 7: Tralee Par (Kerry) Tyrone 2; Kenmare Sh (Kerry) Sligo 2; Kanturk Clare 3; Buttevant Antrim 3; Donoughmore Tipperary 3;  Grenagh Wicklow 2; Kilavullen Wexford 3; Carrig na bhFear Limerick 3.

Division 8: Ballyheigue Leitrim 1; Abbeydorney Offaly 3; Kilbrittain Fermanagh 1; Ahan Gaels Louth 1; Cloughduv Monaghan 1; Ballinora Longford 1; Bishopstown Laois 3; TBC Cavan 1.

Division 9: Kilmoyley Louth 2; Causeway Derry 3; St Mark’s Cavan 2; Croke Rovers  Carlow 3; Ballygarvan Down 3; Kilbree/Kilmeen Donegal 2; Ballycastle Gaels Monaghan 2; Castlelyons Kildare 2.

Division 10: South Kerry Galway 4; Firies (Kerry) Leitrim 2; TBC Tyrone 3; Laochra Og Meath 3; Tracton Donegal 3; Brian Dillons Armagh 3; Mayfield Westmeath 3; White’s Cross Wicklow 3.

In camogie the draw is, host team named first:

Division 1: Sarsfields Galway 1; Aghada Limerick 1; Blackrock Kilkenny 1; Cloughduv Clare 1; Inniscarra Tipperary 1; Ballygarvan Wexford 1; Aghabullogue Dublin 1; Eire Og Waterford 1.

Division 2: Midleton Kildare 1; Glen Rovers Antrim 1; Douglas Down 1; St Finbarr’s Derry 1; Newcestown Offaly 1; Clonakilty 1 Carlow 1; Courcey Rovers Westmeath 1; Kilbrin/Timoleague Laois 1.

Division 3: Fr O’Neill’s Galway 2; Cobh Wexford 2; Rockban Armagh; Na Piarsaigh Dublin 2; Enniskeane Limerick 2; Ballincollig Meath; Valley Rovers Kilkenny 2; Tracton Clare 2.

Division 4: Mallow Derry 2; Inniscarra 2 Tipperary 2; Killeagh Offaly 2; Carrigtwohill Down 2; Erins Own Antrim 2; Bishopstown Meath 2; Ballinora Laois 2; Eire Og 2 Waterford 2.

Division 5: Blarney Wicklow; Brian Dillons Roscommon; St Colums Carlow 2; Bandon Kildare 2; Causeway (Kerry) Mayo; Cill Ard (Kerry) Westmeath 2; Ballyhea/Milford Tyrone; Grenagh Cavan.

Division 6: Fermoy Donegal; Nemo Rangers Armagh 2; Kilworth Cavan 2; St Fanahans Tyrone 2; Bandon 2 Louth; Clonakilty 2 Wicklow 2; Killarney Roscommon 2; Tralee Monaghan.


Feile hurling meeting

A Feile na nGael meeting will take place next Thursday, April 11,  at Páirc Uí Chaoimh (Level 2), at 8pm.  Members of the National Feile committee will be in attendance.
Sign in of clubs at 7.30 pm.  Secretary in charge of fixtures and pitch secretary to attend if possible.  Each club is requested to have  two in attendance
Light refreshments will be available from 7.30 pm.

Féile football takes centre stage

The group stages of the Féile football take place tomorrow, with the Premier final also on this Sunday.
The Premier semi-finals and final will take place at St Finbarr’s on Sunday evening, with the semis at 6pm and the final at 7pm.
Normal playing rules will apply so soloing will be allowed. Kick-outs can be from the hand or ground, but all 45s are from the ground.
Panel of 24 to be submitted to referee at the commencement of the competition. Clubs may not alter this panel at any stage during the Group stages. If you reach the semi-final and final then the same panel for the group stages applies.
Unlimited substitutions to apply from the 24 listed.
All group games to be 15 minutes aside. (except where outlined where they will be 12 minutes a-side).
Teams in Premier, Division 1 and Division 2 are 15 a-side. Teams in Division 3 are 13 a-side. However, the team that qualifies from the Division 3 grade will have to play 15 a-side in the national competition run over the weekend of June 28-30. Clubs are requested to check with opponents in advance of the competition, should a clash of colours occur. In accordance with TO Cumann Luth Chleas Gael, both clubs change, unless by agreement
At cthe onclusion of group stages:
1: In the event of teams finishing level on points, the team with the lowest overall score conceded will be determined the group winner.
2: In the event of teams having identical scores conceded, then the side that scored the most overall points (goals not included) will qualify.
3: In the event of scores still being deadlocked, the winner will be determined by the result of the game between the teams.
4: If teams are still not separated, a play-off game of five minutes a side between the teams involved will be necessary. If this ends in a draw, the referee will restart the game with the first side to score being declared the winner.
Games in the semi-finals and final will be 15 minutes a-side.
In the event of game(s) ending in a draw at these stages, extra time of five minutes a-side will be played.
Should sides be level at end of extra time, the referee will restart the game, with the first side to score being declared the winner.
In the Premier grade, Group A will see Glanmire, Aghada, Fermoy and Carrigtwohill in action at Glanmire.
Group B, at Ballincollig, will see the home club joined by St Finbarr’s, Inniscarra and Bantry.
Group C, at Nemo Rangers, will see Nemo, Valley Rovers and Carrigaline take each other on.
All games in these groups start at 10.30am.
Group D, at Bishopstown, starts at 12.30am and sees the Town joined by Bandon and Douglas.
Semi-finals of the premier grade will take place at 6pm on Sunday at St Finbarr’s, with the final at 7pm. The semi-finals will see winner of Group A v winner Group D and B v C.
In Division 1 Clonakilty, Ibane Gaels, St Colums and Castlehaven will play at Clonakilty. At Na Piarsaigh in Group B the host club will be joined by Aghabullogue, Ballinora and Midleton.
In Group C, at Mallow, it will be Clyda Rovers, Buttevant, Kilshanningand the home side. Group D sees Eire Og, Erins Own, St Nicholas, Youghal and host side, St Michael’s in action in Mahon.
First games are at 10.30am at each venue, with the semi-finals and final due to be played on Monday, April 22.
In Division 2, at Enniskeane, Ahan Gaels, Kilmurry, Ballinhassig, Newcestown and Sliabh Rua are in action in Group A.
Group B, at Kilworth, Kilara Og, Mitchelstown, Kilavullen, Killeagh Ita’s and Kiltha Og will play.
Group C in Baile Bhuire (Naomh Aban and Laochra Og pitches), Naomh Aban, Caha Og, Canovee and Donoughmore are playing. Group D sees Mayfield, Blarney, Passage and Whitechurch playing at Mayfield.
All games start at 10.30am, with the semi-finals and final on April 22.
In Group A in Division Three, Ballycastle Gaels, St Catherine’s, Castlelyons, White’s Cross and Carrig na BhFear will play at Ballyhooly. Group B at Ballygarvan sees Aghinagh, Courcey Rovers, Macroom, Clann na Gael and the host club in action. Games start at 10.30am at both venues.
Two will qualify from each group with the semi-finals and final on Monday, April 22.

Mid South Region Meeting

The next meeting of the Mid South  Region will take place on Monday next, April 08th  at 7.30pm at Eire Og Club.

All clubs are requested to attend.