Glanmire win November Rebel Óg award

THE Glanmire minor football team are the November winners of the Rebel Óg monthly award, sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs and Cummins Sports (award sponsors), in association with The Echo and RedFM (media partners).
They are being honoured for completing the minor double, championship and league, at premier two level for the first time ever in the history of the club.
In the 1890s Cumann Peil Gleann Maghair had a ground in Rathcooney where they trained and played their games. Organised matches were also played in the ‘Pike Inch’ field close to St. Joseph’s Parish Church, Glanmire. They participated in many tournament games throughout the county.
In the early 1920s when the club went out of existence, Sarsfields Hurling Club then entered football teams and won six divisional ‘A’ grade championships between1929 to 1937. They won a county title in 1937.
Since Glanmire GAA Club was re-formed in 1945 many Imokilly Divisional and County Championship titles at both adult and underage levels have been won.
This year their championship campaign didn’t get off to the best of starts, but they recovered from their first round loss to defeat St Michael’s, Buttevant and Inniscarra to reach the final.
There ensued a tough tussle with Mallow before the East Cork side took the title. Confident was high after this and having already qualified for a top four spot they took on Ibane Gaels in the league semi-final.
Again another tough tie they won before facing Mallow in the final again. And they showed their championship win wasn’t a fluke as they took the league title to complete the double at Premier 2 grade for the first time ever.

North Region host medal presentation night


Under current legislation and to comply with GAA rules, all Cork GAA clubs and units who are providing games and coaching for underage players must have an up to date Risk Assessment and a Child Safeguarding Statement.

To facilitate clubs & units to correctly meet their statutory responsibilities, Cork GAA will hold a seminar on Child Protection & Safeguarding in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Wednesday, November 27, at 7pm.

We would ask that all clubs send their adult Chair, underage Chair and Children’s Officer to this seminar. It is essential that all clubs are present on the night when essential documentation / info will be distributed.

Presenters: Gearóid O’Maolmhichíl, Croke Park and Des Cullinane, Cork GAA.


Please register in advance with Des Cullinane at

Booking is essential so that we can have sufficient support material.

Applications for amalgamations

Applications to form Independent teams (amalgamations) at underage level must be submitted annually in order for permission to be granted by the County Committee.
All clubs wishing to form new or existing underage independent teams at any age group from U12 to U21 for 2019 are asked to submit the following by Friday next, November 22.
Please send all replies to and they will be forwarded to the relevant committee, as appropriate.

Official emails will be required from both Clubs expressing their wish to join and please complete the attached form providing the following for each team (player lists may be attached separately in Excel):

  • Name of Adult Clubs combining
  • Name of Independent team
  • Officers
  • Age Groups for 2020
  • Code (hurling/football)
  • Full list of names and dates of birth for players eligible for 2020
    • *as per GAA Official Guide 6.17
      • U21 – a five years’ span
      • U20 down to U14/13 – a four years’ span
      • U12 – a three years’ span

As per Rule 3.19 (n), it is within the powers of the County Committee to allow U21, Minor or Younger Grade players of Clubs that are unable to field such teams to avail of a provision of Rule 6.8, exception (1) (a) or (b) and thus play with an Independent team. A player who plays for such an Independent team shall be a registered member of his Adult Club and shall retain membership of that Club during and at the conclusion of his playing participation with an Independent team formed under the Rule.

Please note that all players will remain members of their parent clubs and must be registered annually.

The County CCC has requested sight on all applications for 2020. The right to impose any other restriction it feels are necessary to ensure an Independent Team is fulfilling the role of providing games for players that otherwise would not be able to compete at the relevant age group is also reserved.

Please also note Rule 6.8 exception 1 (b), whereby a player without team from U21, Minor or Younger age group may play with another team within the County, still retaining membership of his Adult Club. If his new team has five or more such players the team must be recognised by the combined names of the Clubs or by an Independent name. This rule provides a lifeline to small Clubs who may not wish for their players to transfer to another Club if an Independent team is not possible.

Photos from recent Mid South Finals



A very sporting gesture from Tractons U14 Hurling Team to stand in for a photo with winning Whitescross team in U14 Hurling Shield Final



Billy O Neill, Nemo Captain, Teddy O Donovan, Darragh O Donovan, Bishopstown
Nemo Rangers 5 – 14  Bishopstown 4 – 15 after 2 periods of extra time also Mid south Chairman Martin Lynch
The shamrocks team that won the u/14 div. 3 football shield
Courceys under 14 & 16 after winning D3 Football Shield

Mark Linehane, Inniscarra Captain, Referee, Gerard Ahern, Darragh Linehane Whitechurch Captain.
F.T. Inniscarra 1-11 Whitechurch 0-12
Whitescross and their Mentors after winning U14 Hurling Shield Final
The Grenagh team that won the u/16 div.3 hurling league


Due the continuous heavy rain over the past number of days, the following fixtures have been postponed:
Sunday, November 3
U16 County Div 3 County Hurling final; Croke Rovers v Grenagh.
U16 Div 3 County Football Semifinal; St. Dominics v Ahan Gaels.
These two games will be refixed asap.

East Region medal presentation, review meeting

THE East Region medal presentation night will take place at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Monday, November 18, at 7.30pm.

Their end-of-season review meeting will take place on Monday, November 25, at Midleton GAA Club, at 7.30pm.

Clubs are requested to be represented at this meeting.