East Region meeting

The next meeting of the East Region will take place on Monday, May 27, at 7.30pm at Midleton GAA Club.

All clubs are requested to be represented.

Silent sidelines


Today, we are asking that all clubs operate Go Games under “Silent Sidelines”.

What is Silent Sidelines you may ask?
Rules are simple:
No coaching from anyone on the sidelines.
One designated coach may give individual instructions when play is stopped.
No encroachment onto the field of play by anyone other than players and referee.

Parents/Supporters may applaud positive play.

Simply put, “Let Them Play”. A chance for the kids to just play without adult interference. All parents and coaches have the best intentions when they instruct kids from the sideline during matches. However, sometimes all the coaching/instructing can get overwhelming for the children. Coach says one thing, Mam or Dad says a different thing. Who should they listen to? Why are they spending a lot of the match looking at an adult giving them instructions?

With this in mind, we are asking all clubs to implement “Silent Sidelines” for all Go Games matches and blitzes this weekend.

What do we expect this will do?
1. Allow the child to just play the game as they see it. Who cares if they make mistakes, they will learn from it themselves.
2. Children get a chance to concentrate on the game and find their own solutions.

3. Allows the children to communicate with each other and make team decisions themselves.

Silent Sidelines has been used at youth sport worldwide and proved successful. This is a chance for adults to see that children do not need to be constantly instructed on the field of play. It is a chance for adults to actually sit back and watch the games without worrying about what to say next. It is a chance for children to make decisions without worrying about what Coach/Parent might say. An environment free from criticism and critique.

We ask that all clubs, coaches, parents and supporters just #LetThemPlay


The next meeting of the Mid South  Region will take place on Monday , May 27th  at 7.30pm in Eire Og Club.

It is important that all clubs nominate a delegate to attend.

All upcoming fixtures can be viewed on Website.

Launch postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Feile launch planned for Mallow on Wednesday, May 22, has been postponed.

Feile hurling and camogie 2019 launched in Cork

Pictured at City Hall Cork, are Peter Rooney, Managing Director John West Ireland, presenting Lord Mayor Cllr Mick Finn, with a 2019 Fèile jersey, at the official launch of Feile hurling and camogie competitions which will take place in Cork and Kerry on the weekend of June 7-9.

Cork hurlers Alan Cadogan and Shane Kingston and Cork camogie players Julia White and Gemma O’Connor joined young players from Cork clubs to announce details of this year’s John West Feile Na nGael which is a national festival of hurling and camogie which will take place in clubs across Cork and Kerry on the weekend of June 7-9.

This is the fourth year that John West will sponsor the underage tournament and they are delighted to announce the extension of this sponsorship till 2022 – the biggest competition of its kind in Europe. Throughout its sponsorship of the Féile, John West has focused on encouraging children to participate in Gaelic Games while emphasising the importance natural protein plays in fuelling a young athlete.

The John West Féile is a wonderful celebration of sport, friendship, skill and competition. At the launch U 14 players got to meet their heroes & join in a Q & A session on training, nutrition and what helps them achieve their best results.

Speaking at the announcement, John West General Manager Peter Rooney said: “We are delighted to be here in Cork & to extend our partnership with Féile until 2022. The Féile is a unique series of events which hold a special place in our hearts. The competitions highlight the importance of sport in children’s lives, which is something John West is truly passionate about, and it also allows us to educate on the importance of natural protein in children’s’ diets.”

Launch of Feile hurling and camogie

NEXT week the official launch of the Feile hurling and camogie competitions will take place across three nights.

The main launch will take place at Nemo Rangers GAA Club on Monday night, May 20, at 8pm. The following night is in Clonakilty and on Wednesday night in Mallow.

Clubs are requested to be present at 7.30pm for photographs ahead of the offical launch, with at least one player, boys and girls, present in club colours.

Formalities begin at 8pm and will last less than one hour approximately.

Clubs (camogie and hurling) are asked to attend as follows: Monday, Nemo: City and East Region Clubs.

Tuesday 21: Clonakilty: West and Mid/South Clubs, (those in close proximity to the city may wish to attend at Nemo).

Wednesday 22: Mallow: North clubs.

Clubs are asked to send an U14 player representing your team (one for hurling and one for camogie) wearing your clubs jersey an to be in attendance not later than 7.30pm on the evening in question.

If a club can’t make it on a particular evening they are free to attend at an alternative venue.

It is important that all clubs attend at least one of the nights in question, where they will get the chance to meet some Cork players as well as a draw on each night for Feile players only.

There is a meeting for all venue co-ordinators on Monday, May 27, at 8pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs Hotel.

It is important that the co-ordinators for all venues attend. Co-ordinators will be briefed on what is required and what the procedures will be during Féile.

There will also be a briefing meeting for referees on Thursday, May 30. Further details on this are to follow.

Cul Camp Coach Application Form

Applications are invited for positions as “Coaches” working for Cork GAA during the summer months for the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2019. Camps will be running in Cork from 1st July – 23rd August in Juvenile clubs throughout the county.

This form is not for club officers or Cul Camp coordinators to complete in relation to your own Cul Camps. This application form is only for individuals interested in working with Cork GAA as a coach.

Applicants must currently be coaching in a club, school or county development squad. Evidence of current coaching role may be required. Coaches will be required to coach both Hurling and Gaelic Football to children aged 6-13 in camps.

The following are the minimum criteria that all coaches must have before they will be considered for a position. Under no circumstances can we offer coach positions to coaches who do not meet the coaching qualification criteria.

• Be 18 years of age by 1st July 2019
• Minimum GAA Foundation Coaching Course completed.
• GAA Garda Vetting Reference Number. Vetting number must be supplied
• GAA Safeguarding (Child Welfare) Certificate Number.

For more see: https://www.rebelogcoaching.com/cul-camp-coach-application-form-2019/

Patrician Academy win Rebel Óg April award


PATRICIAN ACADEMY, Mallow, winners of the Munster and All-Ireland Senior C titles, Cork Senior A football title (Simcox Cup) and Cork Senior B hurling title, are the April 2019 winners of the Rebel Óg monthly awards, sponsored by the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs and Cummins Sports, award sponsors, in association with The Echo and RedFM, media partners.
The Patrician Academy Mallow claimed their first All-Ireland senior football title when they faced St Paul’s Oughterard (Galway) in a thrilling final in Limerick.
After dominating long periods of the first half the Cork side led by just three at the break (1-8 to 1-5). The Galway side was far from beaten however and hit two goals in three minutes (a penalty from Matthew Tierney and a Cathal Walsh fisted effort) to bring the gap down to just one point — but the Mallow school settled the nerves late on with points from Conor Corbett and Jack Dillon to deservedly take their first national crown.
The squad have also recently won the Simcox final the premier Cork Colleges senior school’s final where the Academy beat Rochestown College on a scoreline of 2-16 to 2-10.
On their path to the Cork Colleges B hurling final Patrician defeated Coláiste Chríost Rí in round one, then edged out Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig in Ballincollig after extra time.
The Mallow Academy side defeated Coachford in the semi-final and in fairness to Col an Phiarsaigh they put no pressure on Patrician Academy to play the hurling final until the football was over. A very sporting gesture indeed, and much appreciated by Patrician Academy Mallow.
The team only had one hurling session on the Friday afternoon before the final but the closeness of the lads as a unit was a major help. Luck is huge factor in sport and all teams need that along with a will to win. Patrician Academy had both in the hurling final and happily managed to get over the line and complete a historic quadruple for the Academy.

New competition for U14 players

CORK GAA and Rebel Óg launched an exciting new competition for U14 players this week at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Under this new structure, eight regional teams will form two groups of four teams to play in a league format, with the next phase of the competition pitting the top two teams in each group in to the cup with the third and fourth placed teams entering the shield.
The structure will cast the net far and wide catering for 400 players between hurling and football in games running from May to August.
The teams have been drawn up on a geographical basis but with soft borders on the traditional divisional boundaries to ensure all teams are of a similar standard. The Rebel Óg Coaching Games Development Administrators have been busy over the last six months looking at players and organising internal games to determine appropriate structures to meet the needs of players development at U14 level in Cork and this new format breaks away from the regional structure used in the past which consisted of four regional teams followed by a move to 48 players in hurling who went on to represent Cork at the inter county tournaments.
Speaking at the launch, Cork County Board chairperson, Tracey Kennedy, welcomed the new format noting that “clubs throughout the county should benefit from this structure as there will be more club players involved in a full season of activity at a high level and they will return to their clubs as better players.”
County Coaching Officer Ronan Dwane attended the launch and is very optimistic that the new league format will ensure that “very few players can slip through the net as the increase in teams from four to eight means that squads are more localised allowing more players to be involved over a full season.”
County Games Manager Kevin O’Callaghan feels this is a very exciting move for Cork GAA and “given the size of the county, it is appropriate to cast the net wider given that there is much evidence across the world at this point to indicate that increasing participation in a development programme will result in an improvement in overall playing standards and a broader pool of players capable of playing at elite level in future years.
“The move away from formal inter-county activity demonstrates a commitment to long term player development, rather than short term inter-county success, which has no correlation with inter county performance in future years. In this context, this new format represents an age appropriate pathway for players to start out at representative level in Cork.”
Games commenced in football on Monday, with further games pencilled in over the next four months. Modified rules are in place to ensure swift movement of the ball and to encourage quick decision making from players.



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.