All-Ireland Finalists

 Tadhg MacCarthaigh

Sam Maguires

Clann na nGael

Carbery Rangers

The April 2017 winners of the Rebel Óg Monthly Awards sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cummins Sports (Award Sponsors) with RedFM and The Evening Echo (Media Partners) are the CARBERY SCÓR GROUP featuring 4 clubs.  They follow January 2017 winners Kiltha Óg, February Winners St. Colman’s College Fermoy and March winners Stephen O’Rourke and Niall Delany from Mallow, winners of the All-Ireland U17 Handball Championship.  2016 winners were Na Piarsaigh Minor Hurlers, Cork Ladies Minor Football Team, Sarsfield U14 Camogie Team, Glen Rovers U14 Hurlers, Mizen Rovers, Mitchelstown CBS, Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál Blarney, Kilmurry Footballers, Buttevant Underage GAA Club and Mitchelstown Footballers and Ballygiblin Hurlers, Kilshannig Hurling Teams and Mallow Juvenile GAA Club.  2015 winners were Ahán Gaels, Midleton U15 Footballers, Cork’s Eimear Scally, Aghabullogue U16 Hurlers, Cork U15 Development Squad, Douglas U14 Footballers, St. Finbarrs U14 Hurlers, Christian Brothers Cork, Coláiste Chríost Rí, Coláiste an Phiarsaigh (Camogie) Sacred Heart Clonakilty (Camogie) and Ilen Rovers.



What an extraordinary year it’s been for Carbery Scor! Having not one, but four participating clubs at The Waterfront Hall in Belfast for the All Ireland Scór na nÓg final ensured that there was applause aplenty for the West Cork contingent for the competitors from Carbery Rangers, Clann na nGael, Sam Maguires and Tadhg MacCarthaigh.


Scór in West Cork, had its inaugural meeting at Ballinascarthy Hall in 1969 with Bill Hart, Danny Warren, the late Michael McCarthy and the officers of the Carbery Board. Bill Hart, a proud Carbery Rangers man, has remained steadfastly at the helm of Scor and is an encouraging voice to all Clubs and participants at local and regional competitions. How fitting it was that Bill recently received the Presidential medal from an t-Uachtarán Aoghan Ó Fearghaill for his distinguished service to the GAA and in particular to Scór.


Scór is a celebration of our living culture, our music, our song, our dance, our drama and storytelling, found alive and flourishing in every parish in the 32 counties of Ireland and especially so in the Carbery division. This year, 17 out of the 26 Clubs in Carbery participated in Scór na nÓg. This is first and foremost a tribute to the hard working Scór committees in each of our Clubs, to the parents, mentors and coaches and also to the support and encouragement we get from the Carbery Divisional Board who are always eager to promote all aspects of Scór. In 2016 the Carbery Scór committee along with the divisional Carbery Board held a very successful 1916 commemorative night at St. Mary’s Theatre, Rossmore, in which the representatives from each of the Clubs performed on the night.


Although Scór is alive and well in the Carbery division, it still needs a catalyst to give it the promotion and driving force it needs each year and that sums up the very vibrant Carbery Scór committee, comprising of Bill Hart, Gabrielle Crowley, Michael Kearns, Geraldine Keohane, Liam Hodnett, Micheál Ó Súilleabháin and Helen Collins. Meeting regularly in The Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery, the committee are presently organising a celebratory night on May 12th to promote and encourage participation in Scór and also to thank the hard working Scór committees at local level. Carbery has enjoyed unprecedented success in 2017 so its important to celebrate this success and also to thank the people who made it possible.


To have four Clubs from the Carbery division in an All-Ireland final in the illustrious Waterfront Theatre in Belfast is phenomenal and we are so proud of our competitors. Sam Maguires Club was represented by Shannon Buttimer in Recitation with her rendition of ‘Mary Ann McGee’. Carbery Rangers competed in the ballad group with Joan O’Donovan, Aoife MacSweeney, Kate Creedon, Orlagh O’Gorman and Rachel Hodnett singing ‘Through the eyes of an Irish Man’ and Níl ‘na Lá’. Tadhg MacCarthaigh performed ‘A Dream of Skibbereen’ in the drama/léiriú competition, the same discipline that Tadhg MacCarthaigh won an All Ireland back in 1988. Taking part for Tadhg MacCarthaigh were: Oisín Daly, Rory Kingston, Eugene Daly, Catríona Keohane, Katie Daly, Timothy Farrell, Maeve Kingston and Louise Keohane. Clann na nGael all flew the Carbery colours when they competed in the music section with a selection of reels and jigs entitled ‘The Monaghan Jig’ and ‘Johnny Cronin’s Reel. Taking part for Clann na nGael were: Davina Connolly, Saoirse Connolly, Molly McQueen and Andrew Collins.


There is an onus on every member of Cumann Luthchleas Gael to promote and support our language and culture. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Carbery Division and we are so proud, as the Carbery Scór committee to play a part in this. Go n-éirí go deo le Scór!

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


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.

West championship draws


Please find attached championship draws made at the West region meeting this week.
Many thanks to PRO Rory Doody for compiling these.
As there will be back doors in all championships, clubs are advised we will be sticking strictly to fixtures once ratified.
In competitions with only 4 teams we will have a shield final for losing semi-finalists.
Competitions with 3 teams are run on a round robin basis.
Clubs can of course decide to play these games before the start dates already advised and should talk to each other ASAP.
All correspondence regarding championship fixtures will only be accepted by email from club secretaries to me directly.
Seosamh O Ceallaigh,

Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty, team members Annie Condon, Emma O’Driscoll, Daire O’Brien, captain; Sinéad McCarthy and Jessica McCarthy, who represented the squad at the presentation of the Rebel Óg monthly award for March at a function at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.

SACRED Heart Secondary School Clonakilty, winners of the Munster and All-Ireland camogie titles, are the March winners of the Rebel Óg Monthly Awards, sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cummins Sports (award sponsors) and in association with The Echo and RedFM, media partners.
The campaign began when Sacred Heart faced Midleton in the first of a trilogy of games between the two teams.
and this was not to be their last meeting of the campaign.
The first meeting took place in Ahamilla where Sacred Heart ran out 4-9 to 1-5 winners in the first group match. In the next group game, they travelled to University Limerick where they had a convincing 4-0 to 1-1 win over Laurel Hill on a very fast 4G pitch.
They then travelled to Bruff where they beat St Flannan’s of Ennis 6-12 to 2-5 on a very blustery day.
These victories left Sacred Heart top of their group and awaiting a Munster sem-final. Charleville provided the venue where the Clonakilty side were pitted against Scariff. Having suffered a few losses to the Clare outfit over the previous four years, the Clonakilty girls were determined to rectify those defeats and were in control from the outset and had a commanding 7-7 to 3-2 win.
Midleton were finished as runners-up in the group and were paired against Nenagh in the other semi-final. The east Cork outfit fulfilled their promise and beat the North Tipp kingpins, meaning Clonakilty would meet their old foes on in the Munster final day.
Clonakility’s victory set up with an All-Ireland semi-final against Coláiste Bhride, Enniscorthy.
Clonakilty had to travel to the Leinster champions’ home ground on the first Saturday in March. The Cork ladies showed tremendous courage, passion, and skill on the day and dispatched an excellent Wexford, side on a scoreline of 1-5 to 0-6.
Midleton, as Munster runners-up, had a chance to redeem themselves as they accounted for Dublin A Champions, St Dominican’s in the other semi-final. This left both Cork teams pitted against each other for a third time in this competition, with the chance to lift the All-Ireland Cup.
Castle Road was the venue. Millie Condon was sublime on the day and netted two first-half goals. This earned her the Player of the Match Award.
Others to shine on the day were Sinead McCarthy, wing-back Jessica McCarthy, Caoimhe Murphy and Eimear O Brien. 3-8 to 1-7 was the final scoreline.

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.

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.


Rebel Og County section have two finals on the cards with Carrigtwohill and Clyda Rovers meeting in the final on Wednesday and Caha Gaels and Mayfield in the U15B1 final, Full details below.


Please find attached West Region Championship fixtures for the next few weeks which were ratified at last nights meeting. I also attach an update on the U.14 hurling and football league playoffs

The football championships will commence during the last week of August and these fixtures will be ratified at our next meeting on Wednesday August 22nd.

All Semi Finals and finals of U.14 Football and hurling leagues to be played by that meeting as we do not want them clashing with U.12 cups and U.14 Football Championships during the month of September. I would urge clubs to contact each other immediately and agree on a date and come back to me as soon as possible so that I can make arrangements for the game.

All league fixtures have now been circulated to the clubs. Any outstanding U.16 and Minor hurling and football leagues to be played by September 30th. An automatic 50 euro fine per fixture will apply to all unplayed games on that date. We have the website up to date now and you will see the unplayed games under fixtures for each code and grade.

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West Region Championship Fixtures August 2018
Sunday August 12th.
U.16 B 2 Hurling Final
Laochra Og v St.Patricks Kilmichael 19.00 Jer Ahern

Monday August 13th.
U.14 A Hurling S/Final
St. Colms v Bandon Castletown 19.15 M.O Leary

Tuesday August 14th.
Minor A Hurling Final
Bandon v Newcestown Clonakilty 19.30 M.O Mahony
Minor B2 Hurling Final
Cill MoChomog v St.Patricks Ballinacarriga 19.30 John Forbes

Wednesday August 15th.
U.16 A Hurling Final
Clonakilty v Owen Gaels Rossmore 19.30 C.Murphy
U.14 A Hurling S/Final
Ahan Gaels v Kinsale Bandon 19.15 S.Murphy

Thursday August 16th.
U.16 B 1 Hurling Final
Cill MoChomog v Sam Maguires Castletown 19.15 M.O Leary.

U.14 B 3 Hurling (Round Robin)
Kilbrittain v Western Gaels Newcestown 19.15 E.Sheehy

Friday August 17th.
U.16 B2 Football Round 1
Western Gaels v Tadhg Mac Carthaigh Rossmore 19.15 C.Murphy.

Sunday August 19th.
Minor B1 Hurling Final
Kilbrittain v Kinsale Barryroe 19.00 A.Whelton

Monday August 20th.
U.14 A Hurling Final
Ahan Gaels/Kinsale v St.Colms /Bandon T.B.C. T.B.C T.B.C.
U.14 B 3 Hurling Final
St. James v Kilbrittain v Western Gaels (If possible)
U.16 B2 Football Round 1
Gabriel R.2 v Sam Maguires 2 Skibbereen 19.15 D.Harmon
U.16 B2 Football Round 1
Beal Atha’nGhaorthaidh v Clann na nGael Dunmanway 19.15 Joe Kelly

Tuesday August 21st.
U.14 B 2 Hurling S/ Final Replay
Clonakilty v St.Patricks Rossmore 19.15 C.Murphy

Monday August 27th.
U.16 B1 Football Round 1
Kilbrittain v Bantry Enniskeane 19.00 D.Whyte
Minor B1 Football Round 1
Caha Og v Sam Maguires 2 Kealkil 19.00 A. Murnane
Carbery Rangers 2 v Tadhg Mac Carthaigh Leap 19.00 D.O Regan

Tuesday August 28th.
U.14 B 2 Hurling Final
Laochra Og. V Clonakilty/St.Patricks Castletown 19.00 M.O Leary
Please note extra time in all games except Finals

U.14 Hurling and Football League Playoffs
U.14 A Hurling League s/Final
Team 1 Team 2 Referee Venue Date Time
Kinsale v Newcestown T.B.C. Kinsale T.B.C. T.B.C.
U.14 A Hurling League Final
Bandon v . Kinsale/Newcestown T.B.C. T.B.C. T.B.C. T.B.C.

U.14 B1 Hurling Final
Bantry v Fastnet Gaels T.B.C. T.B.C. T.B.C. T.B.C.

U.14 B 2 Hurling Final
Clonakilty v Laochra Og T.B.C T.B.C T.B.C. T.B.C.

U.14 A Football S/Finals
St. Colms v Newcestown T.B.C. Kealkil T.B.C. T.B.C.
U.14 A Football League Final
Castlehaven v St.Colms/Newcestown T.B.C. T.B.C. T.B.C. T.B.C.

U.14 B1 Football S/Final
Ilen Rovers v Owen Gaels Castlehaven Rath 13/08/18 19.30
U.14 B1 Football League Final
Ahan Gaels v Owen Gaels/Ilen Rovers T.B.C. T.B.C. T.B.C. T.B.C.

U.14 B 2 Football League Section 1 S/Final
Kilmeen v Gabriel R. T.B.C Rossmore T.B.C. T.B.C.
U.14 B2 Football League Section 1 Final
Adrigole v Kilmeen/ Gabriel Og T.B.C. T.B.C. T.B.C. T.B.C.

U.14 B 2 Football League Section 2 S/Finals
Kilmacabea v Uibh Laoire T.B.C. Leap T.B.C. T.B.C.
Urhan v Glengarriff T.B.C Urhan T.B.C. T.B.C.

Rebel Og County U15 championship programme.

Full details of the draws, fixtures and results are below for the U15 championship at A, B1 and B2.

U15 County B Hurling Championship


Cork Squads are in Munster U14, U15 and U16 action across Munster today with Waterford, Cork and Limerick hosting tournaments.

Updates as we get them are below.

U14s Updates

Round 3 Fixtures: South Kerry vs North Cork Tipperary vs Mid West Cork

Jim Power U14 Football

Round 2 results from Dungarvan.

Tipperary 5-6 Limerick 3-0

South Kerry 5-12 Clare 0-4

Jim Power U14 Football
Round 1 results from Dungarvan.

Cork Mid West 5-15
Limerick 1-7

Cork North 2-13
Clare 3-2

Cork City / East side down against Waterford at the break

U15s Updates

Cork win U15 Munster Football Tournament

U15 F Humphrey Kelleher Memorial Cup Tournament Finals in Millstreet:

Shield Final: Clare v Tipp ;

Cup Final: Cork West v Kerry North .15pm.

Shield final

Full time scores

Half time scores

Draw for next round

Round 1 updates

Cork East win their opening game

Cork West beat Limerick in 1st round

Cork East led by a goal in Millstreet in opening game against Clare 2-3 to 1-3

Cork West up by a point against Limerick.

U16s Updates

Cork Red lose to Tipp in opening game 1-3 to 0-11