A Chara

As you are aware Cork are hosting Féile na nGael 2019 and we are advising clubs who are taking part and hosting of an Important meeting scheduled for




This meeting is scheduled to commence at 8pm, with each participating club requested to have a representative in attendance.

Registration of Delegates will take place at 7.45 pm. Please ensure that you are on time.

The meeting will be addressed by

Gearóid Ó’Maomhichíl – Páirc an Crochaigh

Peadar Ó’hÓgáin – Páirc an Crochaigh, Féile

Breandán Ó’Briain – Féile Cathaoirleach, Páirc an Cróchaigh

Deasún Ó’Cuilleanáin – Oifigeach na Leanaí, Coiste Chontae

Also attending will be

Seán Ó’Puirseáil, Cathaoirleach Féile Chorcaí,

Ristteard Ó’Murchú, Rúnai, Féile Chorcaí

Eoghan Ó’Concubhar, Cisteoir, Feile Chorcaí

Ronan Ó’Dubháin, Oifigeach Oiliúna Chorcaí

The importance of Garda Vetting, both players and households hosting visiting players is of importance and will be addressed during the evening. Other issues concerning Féile will also be addressed. An opportunity for delegates to question those at the top table with any query a club may have will also be facilitated.

In all this meeting should be concluded by 9.30 pm. Light refreshments will be supplied.


West Region meeting

The first West Region meeting of the year will take place this Wednesday, February 13, in Dunmanway at 8.30 pm.

Also please note that minor football league fixtures are now on the website.

U15 Inter-Regional football finals


On Sunday, February 10,   Páirc Uí Chaoimh 4G pitch

2pm: Plate Final Cork City/East v Cork North.
3.30pm: Cork West v Cork Mid

Referee: Vaughan Colm – Kilnamartra.

Link to teams


Youth forum at the Páirc





CORK GAA have unveiled details of a forum for youth players who are aspiring to perform at senior inter county level in the future.
Páirc Uí Chaoimh will host a unique event on Sunday next, with an audience drawn from ladies football, camogie and the GAA’s development squads.
Players will get advice on nutrition, lifestyle management along with insights in to how county stars such as Rena Buckley and Stephen McDonnell deal with the good and bad days that inter county players encounter.
Chairman of the Cork Health and Well Being Committee, Des Cullinane, pointed out that many of our best club players come in to development squads and may not be the best players in this environment.
“Some players can find this difficult to handle and may suffer confidence issues.
“This forum aims to highlight coping mechanisms for players.
“Much of our training is centred around the skills of the game, team play and tactics.
“This forum aims to delve in to areas that traditionally would not be addressed within the squads structure but are just as important in terms of getting the desired performance on the field.”
“The forum will also focus on the adult mentors who look after the development squad programmes. Multiple All Ireland winning manager Eamonn Ryan will address the coaches on player management.
“Of particular attention here is around communication to players within squads but also those who are not selected and how to manage these situations.”
Cork GAA wish to thank RedFM for coming on board as media partners.

Rebel Óg Coaching Primary Schools Teacher Education Initiative

Rebel Óg Coaching (Cork GAA Games Development Committee) are offering teachers of Junior and Senior Infant classes in boys and mixed gender schools the opportunity to get some practical training in the delivery of Physical Education classes. The focus will be on physical literacy and fundamental movement skills and the training will be delivered by our team of Sport Ireland accredited tutors who currently work with Rebel Óg Coaching on a full time basis. Below are some of the key points of information for schools and teachers who may wish to sign up.


What format will the training take?

Rebel Óg Coaching personnel will come to the school and deliver a 30-40 minute session with teachers who are working with junior and senior infant classes. The session can be delivered with the class group and during school hours so that it can be assigned to the regular, weekly P.E. class. If schools have multiple junior and senior infant classes, then classes can be taken individually on the assigned day. The tutor will return 2-3 weeks after the first session to deliver further training and to discuss with teachers how their P.E. classes went in the interim.


When will the training start?

It is hoped to have teacher training started in schools by early February. However, once schools sign up, the tutor will contact the teacher involved to arrange  dates and times that are suitable to all parties.


Is there a cost to this training?

NO. There is no charge. However, teachers are expected to commit to the training and to deliver P.E. sessions focusing on fundamental movement skills in between the first and second training dates.


What facilities/equipment are required?

The facilities are what the teachers would normally have for P.E. on a weekly basis. Our tutors will work with whatever facilities are on site and this will mean teachers can see what is possible within their environment.

Equipment will be kept to a minimum and schools will not be required to purchase anything ahead of the training.


Is the training certified?                           

Teachers will receive a certificate of participation which will be given to them on the second day of the training module.


Is the training going to be GAA focused?

Though the training is being delivered by GAA coaches, the emphasis is on fundamental movements and therefore is not GAA specific. Most of the activities are based on movement and not on sports specific skills.


Is there a resource pack available?

The teachers will receive a copy of the content delivered for future reference. There will be a mix of games that can be delivered in the classroom for short bursts of activity along with yard/hall based content. Teachers will also be referred to further content on resources devised by National Coaching & Games and the Department of Sport.


How can schools sign up?

Please complete the form on the link below

            Schools should sign up no later than 1st February 2019.