Féile football and non-exam reports

There are still more than 30 reports from Féile football and non-exam games not returned to Jim Healy.

Can those involved please do so as a matter of urgency.

Thank you

Rebel Óg committee

Minor ladies footballers win Rebel Óg award for August

Members of the All Ireland winning Ladies Cork Minor Football team in the company of management and dignitaries and sponsors,  Anna Butler, RedFM; Kevin Cummins, Cummins Sports; Joe Kennedy, General Manager, Clayton Hotel and Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive The Echo,  at the Rebel Óg Awards hosted at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork. Picture John Tarrant

Eve Mullins, Rachel Sheehan, Abbie O’Mahony, Roisín Ní Chorcora, Fiona Keating and Ellen Baker, Cork Ladies Minor Football team members, All Ireland Championship title winners at the Rebel Óg Awards hosted at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork.


THE Cork ladies minor football team, who claimed the All-Ireland title recently, are the August winners of the Rebel Óg monthly awards.
The event is sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs and Cummins Sports (award sponsors) in association with The Echo and RedFM, (media partners).
Cork began their journey to All-Ireland success last December with a number of trials. From those, a panel was chosen with players all the way from Aghada to Beara.
They trained twice a week and also played challenge games. The minors also welcomed their new sponsor, Wisetek, onboard for the 2019 season.
Cork’s first competitive game in the Munster round-robin series was against Waterford which they Cork won on a scoreline of 5-18 to 1-2.
The next game was against Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium so the team prepared well and came out on top, on a scoreline of 4-16 to 0-9.
The final game of the series was against Tipperary and was played in extremely wet conditions. Cork were victorious, on a scoreline of 2-8 to 2-6.
This win gave Cork a place in the Munster final against Kerry in early May.
Manager, John Cleary, prepared the team well and they headed back to Dr Croke’s in Killarney on the Bank Holiday Monday.
The game was competitive throughout and after a good performance, Cork came back over the County Bounds with the Munster trophy after their on a scoreline of 0-19 to 1-13 win. Following the Munster final there was a long break for players doing the Leaving Cert, before the All-Ireland semi-final.
This match was played on Sunday, July 21, at McDonagh Park Nenagh against Galway, a very strong team who were the All-Ireland minor champions in 2018.
This was a closely contested tie, but Cork won out on a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-13 and booked their place in the final against Monaghan.
The final took place on Monday, August 5, at O’Connor Park, Tullamore.
The game was keenly contested, but Cork pulled away in the second half and won by 4-11 to 1-8.

High Performance Manager

Cork GAA is pleased to announce the appointment of Aidan O’Connell as our new High Performance Manager.

Aidan will be responsible for all high performance matters within Cork GAA and will partner with the CEO, Cork GAA staff and team managers in both hurling and football to develop and strengthen strategies relating to player development within the organisation.

Aidan brings 17 years’ experience, successfully leading, managing and coaching various aspects of high performance delivery with Munster, Leinster and Irish Rugby including strength and conditioning, sports science, return to play, nutrition and lifestyle to elite team sports at youth, amateur, professional and international level.

He also worked with the Cork Senior Footballers from 2008 to 2012 providing the support structure for physical development which coincided with the County’s last All Ireland at Senior level.

Aidan is the holder of a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Science (BSc) from University of Limerick and a Master of Science in Coaching Studies (MSc) from University of Edinburgh.

This announcement follows an appointment process overseen by secretary / CEO Kevin O’Donovan, along with Cian O’Neill of CIT, former Cork managers Brian Cuthbert and Kieran Kingston, and Doug Howlett, formerly of New Zealand and Munster Rugby.

Welcoming the appointment, County Chairperson Tracey Kennedy said “I am absolutely delighted that someone of the calibre and experience of Aidan O’Connell is joining the Cork GAA team. The position of High Performance Manager will be a vital one in ensuring that we maximise the achievement of our inter-county teams in an increasingly demanding and competitive environment, and Aidan brings a wealth of practical experience to this role, along with a strong GAA background. He has come through a rigorous interview process, and we are very lucky to have secured his services. On behalf of Cork County Board, I would like to warmly welcome Aidan to the team and wish him every success in this new role.”

The position of High Performance Manager is part-funded by Cáirde Chorcaí, whose continued support is gratefully acknowledged by Cork County Board.

Dermot Early Youth Leadership Initiative

The Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative applications are now open.

Since 2014, the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative has seen over 500 young GAA members across Ireland complete the yearlong programme, gaining a level 6 third level qualification in Youth Leadership and Community Action.

See link for more information.



East Region meeting

The next meeting of the East Region will take place tonight, Monday, August 19, at 7.30pm at Midleton GAA Club.