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Feile Cork 2018 in hurling and football

Rebel Og have announced details of dates for 2018 Feile Peile and Feile na nGael competitions.

Details

Feile na nGael (Hurling)
Qualifying Rounds on Saturday 21st April with Semi Finals and Finals taking place on Friday 27th April.

Feile na nÓg (Football)
Qualifying Rounds will take place on Saturday 5th May with Semi Finals and Finals on Monday 7th May.

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Cork Football Development Squads Success

On the 7th July, the Rebel Óg football development squads competed in Munster Competitions at u14, u15 and u16 lage grades. The Cork Football teams captured the u15 and u16 tournaments while the u14s competition is entering its second phase on the 28th July with 2 out of the 4 Cork sides in contention for victory.

Rebel Og U16 Development Squads

Cork Football Squads win again

 

The U16 “White” squad won their tournament in Limerick beating Limerick, Kerry and Tipperary. The manner of victory was particularly pleasing given the very attractive style of free flowing football on display. Cork were the only county to have entered 2 panels for this competition. The “Red” squad also produced excellent football on the day but came up short against Tipperary in their first game before beating Clare and Waterford to reach the Plate final.

They were second best to Kerry in this final but the management team were very happy with how the group performed. This was the first time that Cork have won this tournament in 6 years and bodes well for this crop heading in to U17 next year where they will be reunited with Bobbie O Dwyer, now in charge of theUu17s but who also managed this group at U15 level in 2017. U16 Squads here

 

Cork Football Squads win again

 

Rebel Og U15 Development Squads

Cork Football Squads win againThe U15 West squad won the Humphrey Kelleher Tournament beating Limerick and South Kerry before brushing aside the challenge of North Kerry in the final. The Cork East squad beat Clare before losing to North Kerry by 1 point after extra time in a thrilling semi final. The two Cork panels were split geographically with the West consisting of players from Carbery, Beara, Carrigdhoun & Muskerry. The East squad comprised of players from Avondhu, Duhallow, Imokilly & Seandun. The East squad can feel somewhat aggrieved not to have made it to the final given the amount of unconverted chances they had in the North Kerry game but overall, the management teams in both squads know they have a competitive group of boys and have quality players at their disposal based on performances on the day. They will be in action again on the 28th July as a qualifier blitz for the Adam Mangan Tournament in Offaly so their focus has already moved to that.
U15 Squads here

 

Cork Football Squads win again

 

Rebel Og U14 Development Squads

The U14 Jim Power tournament in Waterford is now a 2 day event. Cork North and Cork City East are going forward to the Cup Competition having qualified from their groups while the West and Mid West will compete in the Plate competition having lost out on goal difference to qualify. These finals will be on the 28th July. Cork GAA Games Manager, Kevin O Callaghan says “Cork Football is the real winner at this age group with 120 players in the system being exposed to competitive representative football. This provides a huge base of players being developed throughout the year and will ensure players are being afforded every opportunity to progress.” U14 Squads here

O Callaghan notes “While these are development tournaments only, capturing 2 of the 3 cups on offer (and the potential to win the third) is a reflection of the hard work being put in to the football squads at present. The mentors involved are putting in massive effort to aid the players development and deserve great credit here. Rebel Óg and Rebel Óg Coaching are putting a huge amount of effort in to the development squads programme and James McCarthy GDA heads up this football effort. The cooperation between minor management and underage squads beneath them is better than ever before, the conditioning of the underage players is more advanced than any year prior to 2018.”

There are still deficits in the system but perhaps the future of Cork Football is not as bleak as some people might believe this week. Well done to all the players, their clubs and mentors involved with these groups, nice to get some recognition for the hard work and commitment to the cause.

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Midleton win Premier 1 county hurling championship

 

 

 

 

Midleton 1-22
Blarney 1-10
MIDLETON made up for last year’s loss as they were crowned Carrigaline Court Hotel Premier 1 MHC champions at Páirc Uí Rinn.
Last year they lost out to Glen Rovers, but this time they made sure they weren’t going to go home defeated as they won their first title at this grade since 2010.
It’s a good start to the week and they will hope their senior side can follow suit when they take on Imokilly in the county final next Sunday.
Overall there can be no denying they were the better side over the 60 minutes, and a strong finish ensured they ran out winners by 12 points.
In that final 15 minutes, they outscored their opponents eight points to one, to move clear of Blarney at a time when they had scored three in a row to reduce the deficit to five.
The winners had a number of impressive displays with Sean O’Sullivan, Tommy O’Connell, and Kevin Finn all playing well, along with man of the match, Cian Farmer.
For Blarney, Declan Hanlon showed why he was on the Cork minor team this year, with Mark Cummins and Padraig Power also giving it their all, but they were simply beaten by a better side. on the night.
It took eight minutes for the first score to come, when Ben Ahern pointed for Blarney, with Ross O’Regan replying for Midleton. Points from Finn and Farmer put the east Cork side in front, with Shane Barrett and Power seeing the sides level, 0-3 each, with 16 minutes gone.
Gary Carroll and O’Regan put Midleton back in front, with Power making it a one point game.
Midleton then enjoyed their best spell of the first half, with Arthur Nganou increasing their lead, before Sam Quirke set up Aaron Mulcahy for their goal, to make it 1-6 to 0-4.
Two points from Farmer increased their lead before Power pulled a point back for Blarney.
Farmer and O’Connell made it 1-10 to 0-5 before Blarney were thrown a lifeline.
A brilliant run from William Crowley put Jack O’Keeffe in and he blasted to the back of the net, to put five between them. But Midleton finished the half strongly and points from O’Regan and Mulcahy saw them 1-12 to 1-5 in front at half time.
Finn and O’Regan were on target early in the second-half, with O’Keeffe replying for Blarney, to make it 1-14 to 1-6, with 33 minutes played.
But Blarney weren’t going away easily and two pointed frees from Power reduced the deficit, with Cian Dunlea also scoring, to make it 1-9 to 1-14 and it looked like we were in for a close finish.
But Midleton showed their class, as they kept their heads and slowly started to pull away from Blarney. Points from Carroll, O’Regan and Jake Shanahan saw them stretch their lead, making it 1-17 to 1-9.
Nganou then scored three in a row. and displayed all his talents with them. The first was after a great run when he kicked the sliothar over the bar. The following two came after magnificent catches and his burst of speed left his opponents for dead as he coolly slotted over the bar,
Finn and Farmer rounded off the scoring for Midleton, with Cummins getting the last score of the game for Blarney.
But it was no more than a consolation score as Midleton ran out deserving winners,
Scorers for Midleton: A Mulcahy 1-1, C Farmer, R O’Regan (1f) 0-5 each, A Nganou 0-4, K Finn 0-3, G Carroll 0-2, T O’Connell (1f), J Shanahan 0-1 each.
Blarney: J O’Keeffe 1-1, P Power 0-5 (4f, 65), B Ahern, S Barrett, M Cummins, C Dunlea 0-1 each.
MIDLETON: A Power; C O’Brien, C Murphy, D Scanlon; S Quirke, S O’Sullivan, C Evans; T O’Connell, K Finn; G Carroll, E Rowlands, A Mulcahy; R O’Regan, C Crowley, C Farmer.
Subs: A Nganou for C Evans, J Shanahan for E Rowlands, F Wade for C Farmer, R Lynch for G Carroll, G Hurley for S Quirke.
BLARNEY: E O’Neill; G Mullane, S Mullane, D Hoare; D Hurley, D Hanlon, E Doody; D Quill, B Ahern; J O’Keeffe, M Cummins, K Dunlea; S Barrett, P Power, W Crowley.
Subs: C Dunlea for E Doody, C Ahern for K Dunlea, E Kirby for W Crowley.
Referee: Brian Coniry, Crosshaven.

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Bride Rovers and Shandrum must meet again

 

 

 

Bride Rovers 1-15
Shandrum 1-15
The  Carrigaline Court Hotel  Premier Two Minor Hurling Championship final at Páirc Uí Rinn turned into an absolute thrilling second-half with both teams fully deserving of a second chance.
This was a very high-standard contest that saw periods of dominance at various stages by the East Cork and North Cork representatives and the last score of the game belonged to Shandrum, the equalising point in the 62nd minute from full-forward Conor Griffin who was highly influential throughout.
Centre-back, Cormac O’Brien and left corner-back, Paul O’Sullivan caught the eye in the Shandrum rearguard as they tenaciously reinvented themselves after being in arrears by six points early in the second-half.
Conor Barry, Conleith Ryan, and Brian Roche impacted for Bride Rovers on a night when both sides left everything out on the pitch.
The teams were deadlocked five times in the opening 30 minutes before Bride Rovers, having played against a strong wind, led by a goal at the break, a score delightfully executed by Ryan from a cross field delivery by Griffen O’Sullivan.
It did not look encouraging for Shandrum on the resumption when the Rovers increased their lead with points from Barry and Brian Roche.
And when they went into a 1-11 to 0-8 lead on the 36-minute mark the pictured brightened to a far greater extent for them.
But Shandrum’s riposte was superb, upping the ante considerably to score 1-3 without reply to tie it all up after 47 minutes.
Griffin nailed the goal from a fine cross ball by Ronan Geary and he added a few points as well.
Then they forged ahead by two with points from that man Griffin again and Paul Drinan and they were in the control of the proceedings as the clock counted down.
It was frenetic stuff now, both sides striving might and main to get their hands on the big prize on offer.
And we then got another response from the Rathcormac team with points from Barry, Roche and Ryan.
They had regained the lead now but Cormac O’Brien tied it all up again with a Shandrum point.
Centre-forward Cian Hogan regained the initiative for Bride Rovers in stoppage time when he split the sticks before Conor Griffin fittingly tied it up at the death to conclude a splendid game of hurling.
This was a wonderful advertisement for minor club hurling in the county and on the evidence presented here, it won’t be easy to drag them apart either in the eagerly awaited replay.
It was a game well refereed too by Mark Maher.

The replay is scheduled for Saturday, October 20 at 3pm in Mourneabbey.
Scorers for Bride Rovers: C Barry (0-7 frees), C Ryan (1-3), B Roche (0-3), P O’Flynn (free) and E Cashman (0-1 each).
Scorers for Shandrum: C Griffin (1-7, 0-5 frees), C O’Brien (0-4, 0-2 frees), P Drinan (0-2), C Shanahan and S McCarthy (0-1 each).
BRIDE ROVERS: B Hogan; R O’Sullivan, J Mannix, M Quinn; J Buckley, P O’Flynn, E Roche; K Kearney, G O’Sullivan; C Barry (Capt), C Hogan, C Ryan; E Cashman, B Roche, S Knox.
SHANDRUM: E Finn; B Pulis, K O’Sullivan (Capt), P O’Sullivan; C Bowles, C O’Brien, S McCarthy; J Twomey, C Shanahan; R Geary, L Morrissey, P Drinan; J O’Riordan, C Griffin, A O’Leary.
Subs: C O’Flynn for A O’Leary (50), B O’Connor for J O’Riordan (52).
Referee: Mark Maher (St Finbarr’s).

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Two Cork sides in Celtic Challenge Cup Finals this weekend

Rebel Og are delighted to announce that two Cork sides have qualified for the finals of 2018 Celtic Challenge competition.

Tier 1 Final will be : Cork East will play Galway McDonoughs at 2.20pm

Tier 2 Final will be : Cork West will play Tipperary South at 12.30pm

For 2018, a total of 41 teams with over 1,200 players will play in 135 games – including 5 Finals – as part of the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge

  • The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge is a competition for players, aged 16 and 17 years old, who are not participating in Leaving Cert Examinations during May and June 2018. 41 teams will participate in the competition.
  • The programme will run from Wednesday 2nd May to Saturday 30th June 2018.
  • The ethos of the competition is a developmental one, where an 8 week programme of meaningful games is supplemented by a 1 to 1 ratio of games to training.
  • Each team will play a minimum of 5 games through a programme that is structured on the basis of Group Stages, Preliminaries (Quarter-Finals) and Play-Offs (Semi-Finals).
  • The Group Stages will consist of 8 Groups of teams selected on a geographical and developmental basis. Matches at the Group Stages will be played on Wednesdays.
  • After the Group Stages, teams will be graded on foot of their performance and will be assigned to 1 of 5 Divisions prior to participating in the Preliminaries (Quarter-Finals) and Play-Offs (Semi-Finals) where they will play against opposition of a comparative developmental level.

 

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Premier Minor Hurling Championship games this week

Premier Minor Hurling Championship continues this week on Monday night with the following games down for decision with Q-Final championship games in Premier 1 and Premier 2 hurling championship fixtures.


Monday 13th August 2018

Carrigaline Court Hotel Fe 18 P1 Hurling Championship:

Midleton v Inniscarra , at Ballygarvan, 18:30;

Ballincollig v Sarsfield , at Carrigtwohill, 19:00;

Blarney v Douglas , at Delanys, 19:00;

Carrigaline Court Hotel Fe 18 P2 Hurling Championship:

St Finbarrs v Valley Rovers , at Carrigaline, 19:00;

All you need to know on Premier Minor Hurling Championship is here http://rebelog.ie/tag/premier-minor-hc-2018/

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Rebel Og Premier Minor Football Championship 2018

Below are full details of the fixtures that are set to take place along with the competition results and details of the teams in each competition.

Team in Carrigaline Court Hotel Fe 18 P1 Football Championship

Douglas, Carbery Rangers, Sam Maguires, St Michaels, Eire Og, Beara, Glanmire, Nemo Rangers

Teams in Carrigaline Court Hotel Fe 18 P2 Football Championship

Ballincollig, Midleton, Valley Rovers, Mallow, St Finbarrs, Na Piarsaigh, Kilshannig, Carrigaline,

Teams in Carrigaline Court Hotel Fe 18 P2A Football Championship

St Nicholas, Cobh, Granard Gaels, Bride Rovers, Owen Gaels, Ilen Rovers, Fermoy, Bishopstown,

Rebel Og Premier 1 Minor Football Championship


Rebel Og Premier 2 Minor Football Championship


Rebel Og Premier 2a Minor Football Championship


Rebel Og Central Minor Championship Draw

Carrigaline Court Hotel Fe 18 P1 Football Championship
Round 1 31-Mar
A Douglas 1-11 v Carbery Rangers 0-13
B Sam Maguire’s 3-5  v St.Michaels 0-9
C Eire Óg 4-15 v Beara 1-6
D Glanmire 5-8 v Nemo Rangers 0-9
Loser Round 01-Aug
E Carbery Rangers 2-10 v St.Michaels 3-7
F Beara v Nemo Rangers
Winners Round 01-Aug
G Douglas 1-7 v Sam Maguire’s 2-16
H Eire Óg 1-15 v Glanmire 2-7
Quarter Final 28-Aug
I Winner E v Glanmire
J Winner F v Douglas
Semi Finals 24-Sep
Sam Maguire’s v Winner I
Eire Óg v Winner J
Final 22-Oct
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Carrigaline Court Hotel Fe 18 P2 Football Championship
Round 1 31-Mar
A Ballincollig 1-13 v Midleton 0-7
B Valley Rovers 1-10 v Mallow 4-14
C St.Finbarrs 2-17 v Na Piarsaigh 0-7
D Kilshannig 4-20 v Carrigaline 1-5
Loser Round 01-Aug
E Midleton 3-15 v Valley Rovers 3-5
F Na Piarsaigh 3-10 v Carrigaline 2-9
Winners Round 01-Aug
G Ballincollig 2-8 v Mallow 1-10
H St.Finbarrs 3-11 v Kilshannig 4-13
Quarter Final 28-Aug
I Midleton v St.Finbarrs
J  Na Piarsaigh v Mallow
Semi Finals 24-Sep
Ballincollig v Winner I
Kilshannig v Winner J
Final 22-Oct
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Carrigaline Court Hotel Fe 18 Football P2A Championship
Round 1 31-Mar
A St Nicholas 2-7 v Cobh 1-17
B Granard Gaels 0-9 v Bride Rovers 1-11
C Owen Gaels 1-12 v Ilen Rovers 0-3
D Fermoy 1-10 v Bishopstown 3-19
Loser Round 01-Aug
E St Nicholas 2-8 v Granard Gaels 2-13
F Ilen Rovers 0-10 v Fermoy 2-8
Winners Round 01-Aug
G Cobh v Bride Rovers
H Owen Gaels 1-8 v Bishopstown 1-6
Quarter Final 28-Aug
I Granard Gaels v Bishopstown
J Fermoy v Loser G
Semi Finals 24-Sep
Winner G v Winner I
Owen Gaels v Winner J
Final 22-Oct
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Roll of Honour for Premier Minor Football Championship

Competition 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Premier 1 MFC St Finbarrs Douglas Carrigaline St. Finbarrs Nemo Rangers Eire Og
Premier 2 MFC Kiltha Óg Clonakilty Aghada Clonakilty Mitchelstown Carbery Rangers
Premier 2a MFC Buttevant Valley Rovers

 

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Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship

Update on the Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship 

  • The Pairings for the Semi-Final have also been outlined, winners of Ballincollig/Sars against winners of Blarney/Douglas and on the other side of the draw are the winners of Midleton / Inniscarra game playing Na Piarsaigh.
  • Draw for the Q-Final will see Ballincollig meeting Sars, Blarney against Douglas, Midleton taking on Inniscarra with Na Piarsaigh getting a bye to the Semi-finals.
  • Round two of the Premier 1 MHC took place recently. The pairing were  Inniscarra v Glen Rovers and Douglas and Mallow. Inniscarra and Douglas both winning their respective games with Glen Rovers and Mallow exiting the competition
  • After Round 1, Na Piarsaigh, Blarney, Sarsfields and Midleton booked their place in Q-Final of the competition while Glen Rovers, Douglas and Mallow join Inniscarra in Round 2.

Full Draw details for Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship.

Carrigaline Court Hotel Fe 18 P1 Hurling Championship
Round 1
A Na Piarsaigh 0-13 v Glen Rovers 0-11
B Ballincollig 1-10 v Blarney 1-16
C Douglas 1-7 v Sarsfields 1-19
D Midleton 0-17 v Mallow 1-5
E Inniscarra v Bye
Loser Round
F Inniscarra 1-20 v Glen Rovers 0-12
G Douglas 2-16 v Mallow 0-12
Quarter Final
H Ballincollig v Sars
I  Blarney v Douglas
J Midleton v Inniscarra
K Na Piarsaigh v bye
Semi Finals
 L Winner H v Winner I
M Winner J v Winner K
Final
 Winner L v Winner M

Upcoming Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship Fixtures