Programme for today’s Premier 1 and 2 minor championship games

Please note that since the programme was done the Glen v Midleton game has been postponed due to a bereavement in the Midleton club.

All in Rebel Óg would like to offer their condolences to the O’Brien family and Midleton GAA on this sad occasion.




Programme for tonight’s Premier 1 and 2 minor championship games

The panels for tonight’s games – please remember to be conscious of all Covid guidelines issued by the GAA.



GAA Covid-19 Update for Clubs in the 26 Counties

A chara,

As you are aware, the Government has confirmed a further relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions to take effect from Monday, June 7.

In terms of Gaelic Games, the impact of this for various activities is outlined below.

Games/Attendances From June 7th, competitive and challenge games at all levels of club and inter-county are permitted to take place. However, it is essential that we continue to proceed with caution and that the Return to Play Protocols continue to be followed.

In terms of attendances, 100 spectators will be permitted to attend GAA games (club and inter-county) in the 26 Counties from Monday, June 7. This number is in addition to players, team personnel, stewards, or media attendees. Where a ground has a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000, a maximum of 200 spectators can attend.

It is likely that from July 5, up to 200 spectators may be permitted to attend games, and up to 500 may be permitted in grounds with a minimum capacity of 5,000. However this will depend on progress in broader society – if these increases are to be permitted, we will advise in advance of July 5.

Where attendances are permitted at games, the advice in the attached document, prepared by the National Health and Safety Committee needs to be followed. For underage games, where parents are attending in a child-protection capacity, they will count as part of the 100 spectators permitted to attend.

All grounds should have appropriate dispersion measures in place at all entrances and exits and parents/guardians should be advised that congregation in large groups on or outside club grounds is not permitted.

Dressing Rooms For club games, Dressing rooms must remain closed. This is to ensure the risk of players or backroom personnel being classified as Close contacts is minimised. As in the Summer of 2020, players should arrive ready to warm-up and play and leave the ground once the relevant game is over.

Use of Gyms In broader society, the use of Gyms for individual training will be permitted from June 7th. However, we are advising that club or county-owned gyms should remain closed for the moment unless being used on an individual basis by players on a county panel. Again, this is being advised on the basis of ensuring the risk of an outbreak in a club among your players is minimized.

From July 5 in broader society, it is likely that indoor training will be allowed to recommence in pods of up to 6 people. We will review the position on the use of gyms at that point and provide further advice for clubs and counties in advance of July 5.

Club Bars From June 7, club bars will be permitted to serve food and alcohol outdoors and in line with general guidance for the sector.

From July 5 and subject to maintaining progress with the virus, indoor services in bars and restaurants may be allowed to resume.

Drive in events From June 7, Drive-in cinema and drive-in bingo events may take place.

Family fun days and other fundraising events It is permitted to hold family fun days or other fundraising events from June 7, provided the numbers involved do not exceed 100 persons. It is possible that this number may increase to 200 from July 5th – again we will confirm in advance of that date if this is to be permitted or not.

Indoor meetings All Club and county meetings should continue to be held remotely until further notice.

It is worth noting however that the Government has made provisions for indoor events to be allowed to return from July 5. However, these will be subject to a maximum of 50 attendees, in groups of up to 6 people and with arrangements in place to ensure no intermingling of groups. Again we will advise further in this context in advance of July 5.

Revised Code of Behaviour

Revised Code of Behaviour (Underage) 

As you are probably aware Croke Park is in the process of revising the current Code of Behaviour (Underage) following a process of consultation within our Association. The Code is a vital reference and policy document that is enshrined in Rule, it acts as a daily guidance to Clubs and County Committees in our work with children and it also directs us in fulfilling our legal safeguarding responsibilities.

 Unlike previous Codes the revised and updated version will be available, once completed,  online only and shall be available to download by GAA Clubs and members from as well as from the Rebel Óg website.

 A feature of the new Code is that each section has been designed to download as a standalone leaflet. This means that it will not be necessary for you or others to download the entire Code simply to access a particular section or even a subsection thus saving you time and the bother of printing multiple pages that may not be required at the time.

 Maintaining Good Practice and Behaviour- Section 3 of the Code of Behaviour (Underage)

The most sought-after section of the Code of Behaviour (Underage) has always been Section 3, now titled Maintaining Good Practice and Behaviour. This revised section outlines the minimum levels of behaviour we expect and accept from Young Players, from their Coaches, their Parents, our Clubs, Referees and Supporters. Containing 11 different downloadable leaflets I urge you to put the link or a copy of Maintaining Good Practice and Behaviour on your Club website and to pass on the attached copy to your fellow colleagues and to your club underage mentors.

Eoghan O’Connor

Children’s Officer

 Link to Maintaining Good Practice and Behaviour

U17 club championships to get underway on June 23

Message from Rebel Óg regarding U17 championships:

A chara,

As we have now received dates for the inter-county minor programme for 2021, Rebel Óg have met with the Cork minor managers and representatives of the Cork senior board.

Arising from this meeting and due to the congested nature of the minor inter-county fixture programme in July, it is necessary to move the commencement of the U17 championship to June, as follows:

U17 football championship round 1 will be played on June 23, instead of the scheduled U18 hurling preseason game.

Likewise, the first round of the U17 hurling championship will be played on June 30, instead of the scheduled U18 football preseason game.

Round two of the U17 hurling championship will be played on July 7, with the following exception – fixtures in this round involving members of the Cork minor hurling panel will be played on the weekend of July 3rd/4th.

Round two of the U17 football championship will be played in and around the weekend of July 30 to August 1.

Further details of the games programme at U18 will follow in the next few days.