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.

With the playing season winding down and the squads finishing up, there has been a huge amount of activity over the past 2 months. Rebel Óg Coaching Monster Blitzes, Mini Leagues, Development Squads and Cúl Camps were in full flow. Our Cúl Camps have hit record numbers and our football & hurling development squads have had success in recent Tournaments. A reminder to all clubs not to lose focus on the Benchmarking 2020 Vision initiative criteria which will be assessed at year end.

Cul Camps

Well, summer is over and Cul Camps are now finished for another year, with numbers yet again increased for the 5th year running. We have had over 120 camps around the county with over 19,000 young children taking part. Its great to see that clubs are availing of the Cul Camp to introduce new members to Hurling, Football, Camogie, Ladies Football, Rounders, Handball and other fun games and activities.

A big well done to all the clubs who held Camps and to all coordinators, coaches assistant coaches, committee members, first aiders, parents who helped out on the days, and to the children who took part we say well done to you all.


Cork Hurling Development Squads Success 

Our hurling squads had a very busy weekend last with the U14s in Waterford for the All Ireland A&B Competitions. The U15s travelled to Tipperary to contest the Arrabawn U15 All Ireland with A&B squads and our U16’s travelled to Mallow to contest the Eugene Carey U16 tournament. This was the only age group where it wasn’t an All-Ireland competition. Counties were split between Wexford and Cork to make up 2 groups.

Cork returned with four trophies from the six competitions that they competed at the weekend. The U14s had a great weekend where they won both the Tony Forristal and Sonny Walsh competitions. A lot of good work went on in schools, schools and regional squads up to June which helped the county squad when coming together in July.  Well done to all involved.

Cork U15s played Clare in the semi-final, unfortunately, Clare got a run on us early on and the lads never really got going. Clare were fully deserving winners and won the final against Tipperary after. We then had to play Galway in the plate final and the lads put in a great performance to beat a fine Galway side. The B team had 2 great results over Tipperary and Galway to win out the B tournament. Both performances were excellent.

Cork U16s had 2 squads in action. Our “A” squad were in a group with Clare and Dublin with top 2 teams going through to semi-finals to play Limerick, Galway or Laois. Our B team were up first and defeated Kilkenny in a close game. In the 2nd match, we won comfortably against Kerry. Having topped the group Cork were declared winners of the B Tournament.

Cork A played Clare and ran out comfortable winners then played Dublin straight after and in a very tough physical game Dublin won. Cork beat Limerick in the semi-final. Galway beat Dublin in the other semi-final to set up a final with Cork. Galway opted to play with the breeze and got off to a good start and try as they might Cork lost by 5 points in the end


Munster Activity Days Pairc Ui Chaoimh 2018

On Wednesday 8th of Aug and Thursday 9th, Aug Pairc Ui Chaoimh was a hive of activity with U12 teams coming from Waterford, Kerry, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and of course Cork to take part in the Munster Activity Stadium days. This is an initiative run by Munster GAA inviting clubs to take part in blitzes in the stadiums around Munster. Clubs could avail of a chance to play hurling or football in Semple Stadium Thurles, Pairc Ui Chaoimh Cork, Fitzgerald Park Killarney, The GAA Grounds Limerick.

Well done to all the clubs and teams who took part in Cork. Each club got 1 hour playing time on the field playing 3 short matches of 20 mins apiece before a stadium tour with Cork Senior Footballer Sean Powter who brought the lads through the dressing rooms, the first aid rooms,  the players gym, the warm-up areas and finishing in the press room where the young players could ask questions just like a normal press conference after a big game. All in all, it was a great day out for the young players.

Fé14 Óg Iomáint 2018 in CIT

On Tuesday 14th August the Munster Fe 14 Óg Iomáint took place in CIT. With teams from Cork, Clare, Limerick, Kerry Tipperary & Waterford taking part it was a full day of Hurling through skills and games. The Schedule was quite busy with each of the boys getting plenty of time on the ball in coaching sessions and Inter county games from the various coaches from around Munster. A big thank you must go to all the staff at CIT under Keith Ricken GAA Officer in CIT.

Go Games U9, U10 & U11 Leagues.

For 2018, Rebel óg Coaching are to continue with developing the Go Games Structure to provide a suitable Games Program for all boys from U7 to U11. The first half of the years programs have gone well at U9, U10 & U11 with many clubs delighted with the format and we are now working through the second half of the program where teams are now placed in groups with teams of equal strength based on results from the first half of the program.

For more information on any of our upcoming leagues fixtures please click the relevant link to see what teams are in your groups and what dates your games are on.

U9 Leagues

U10 Leagues

U11 Leagues


Community Camp with Cork Sports Partnership 

During the year Cork Sports Partnership in association with various sporting bodies in Cork get together to run a summer camp for children of various ages and backgrounds in the Glen Resource centre. Again this year Cork GAA were delighted to be part of this project providing coaches Gavin Webb and Denis Murphy to assist during the camp. Cork GDA Shane Supple who has been providing courses for this project was also on hand at the Glen Resource Centre and on behalf of Cork GAA made a presentation of some equipment and gear to the young players.


North Region U13 Super 7’s Hurling Programme

Over the 3 weeks of August Cork North GDA, Pat Spratt had organised a schedule of 7 a side hurling games for clubs in the region. With 20 clubs registered to take part in the games, and teams were split into 6 venues with 3 – 4 teams per venue. Each week a different club got to host games and this club took charge of setting out the pitches and organising for a young whistler referee for the games.

The rules of the games were modifed to improve the speed and skill levels of players in the region. Though it is an u13 initiative , u14 players who struggled to get game time at their own age were welcomed and likewise u13 players who were considered “advanced” and playing at multiple grades were not intended to be involved.

The clubs that took part were:Buttevant, Croke Rovers, Mallow, Shandrum, Charleville, Kilshannig, Clyda Rovers, Ballyhea, St Dominics, St Marks, Milstreet, Ballycastle Gaels, Kildorrery, Kilavullen, Fermoy, Kilara Og, Banteer, Doneraile, Dromtarriffe and Ballygiblin.

It proved a very worthwhile venture with positive feedback from mentors and players alike. Rebel Og Coaching are looking at advancing this project from a pilot to a countywide initiative in 2019.

2018 Coach Education 

September sees the start of the next season of Coach Education with workshops and coaching courses planned for the next few months in and around the county. Any club wishing to run a Foundation course or an Award 1 course can have the club secretary contact Coach Education Administrator Shane Supple GDA to organise their courses. All information regarding requirements and booking courses can be found online.

More information can be found on our website just follow the link below


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.

Its that time of the year where clubs Benchmarking Submissions are now due. The Benchmarking Accreditation submission form for this year 2018 is live online at the link below.

This may make it easier for clubs to fill in rather then sending in the paper documents. You can submit any other documents as well for inclusion by email.

For clubs who have already completed it thank you. If you have not submitted your Benchmarking returns for 2018 please do so now.

Clubs who entered Benchmarking 2020 in 2018, will be eligible for the following benefits in 2019.
  • Priority access to Pairc Ui Chaoimh Initiatives e.g. Monster Blitzes,Go Games Blitzes
  • Eligibility to apply for U12 Croke Park Day
  • Access to Munster Stadium days
  • Application for Half Time games of County & Club games in Cork
  • Entry to the Hurling and Football Go Games Summer leagues for 2019
  • Entry to Munster U15 Super 10’s Competition
  • Access to the Rebel Og Coaching and Munster Coaching Conferences in Pairc Ui Chaoimh
  • Primary school Coaching and Games supports
  • Club Support via Workshops and other initiatives run by Rebel Og Coaching
  • Club bookings for Coach Education Courses (Foundation & Award 1)

For your club to avail of these opportunities they will need to be in the Benchmarking process.

Please register on line on or before the 30th November. Secretaries should pass this e mail on to their Club Coaching Officer for assistance in completing the submission.

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.






In celebration of opening three new stores in Cork this year Supermac’s will give one lucky Cork person an exclusive opportunity of a lifetime to experience what it is like to play in Croke Park.

Supermac’s has teamed up with the Self-Help Africa to take part in the Croke Park Challenge. It means that one lucky winner will get a chance to experience what it is like to be a player on All-Ireland final day.

Not only will you get to play in Croke Park at a charity match with and against some of Ireland’s top celebs and sports stars but you will get to experience everything else that goes with it including a pre-match meal in a top Dublin hotel, a full personalised kit consisting of playing gear, bag and polo shirt , police escorted bus to Croke Park, commemorative match day programme with your picture and bio included, a DVD with Micheál O Muircheartaigh and Ger Canning providing full match commentary, exclusive drinks reception in the players’ lounge, a Gala Dinner in the Cusack Stand with the Presentation of the Croke Park Challenge Cup at which The Sunday Game panel will provide full analysis and of course some top quality entertainment after the event. And you don’t have to do this on your own. Supermac’s will provide a ticket for a plus one to the Gala event as well

Some of the stars and celebs that will be taking part on the day include Sonia O’Sullivan, Henry Shefflin, Colm Cooper, Tomás Ó Sé, John Treacy, Bernard Dunne, Ray Houghton, Michael Lyster, Cora Staunton, Anna Geary, Rob Heffernan, Roz Purcell, Brendan Griffin TD.

Supermac’s MD Pat McDonagh said that this was an opportunity of a lifetime for a lucky winner from Cork. “The 23rd of October promises to be an unforgettable day at GAA Headquarters for one lucky winner,” he said. “Of the millions that have wanted to, only a lucky few have had the honour of playing on the legendry field on Jones’ Road. Players have represented Cork and their clubs in Croke Park and will do again in the very near future. This competition gives those that haven’t been so lucky an opportunity to do so. To enter is very simple,” Mr. McDonagh said. “Tell us why it would mean so much to you or to someone you know. You can do so via our Facebook pages for the 13 outlets throughout the city and county. We will make a shortlist and then you will get the opportunity to tell Ken Tobin’s on his afternoon show on 96FM between 12-4 every day. The winner will be announced on Friday the 20th of October.”


Saturday 18th August saw further positive indications of underage football improvements with the Fé 15 West squad capturing the national competition in Offaly and the Fé 16’s capturing the Inter County League in Mallow.


The Fé 16 squad were impressive in beating Galway, Roscommon and Dublin in a thrilling final. The standard of football on display was excellent and provides tentative grounds for optimism as this group head to the Minor Fé 17 grade in 2019. The other Cork Fé 16 team failed to emerge from their group suffering defeats to Galway and Dublin.

The Fé 15 West and East squads were in Offaly for the concluding parts of the Adam Mangan National Football Tournament where 33 teams took part. Both teams had won their group games in the Gradings Day on July 28th. The East Squad were short a few key players which upset their momentum from the Gradings Day. They performed well but missed out on qualification on goal difference from their group with Galway and Wicklow.

The West Squad, buoyed up by their recent success in the Munster Competition, were in excellent form once again and remain unbeaten this year winning out the Tournament. They beat Mayo in the quarter final before seeing off a determined challenge from the home county (Offaly) before advancing to beat North Kerry in the final on a scoreline of 3-11 to 1-09.

Our Fé 14 footballers were also in action. On this occasion, our West and Mid West squads were merged and our City East and North squads were playing together for the first time. Kerry and Mayo were the visitors to Mallow for a 2 groups  of 3 format. Both Cork sides acquitted themselves well with both narrowly losing to the Kerry sides while both beat Mayo convincingly.

Overall a very positive day at the office and another day which will stand to the players in their development. Great credit is due to the club coaches, parents and of course the mentors who work so hard with these squads.

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.


Please see attached file with Fixtures for Rounds 7-9 in both Hurling and Football in Red. Again, apologies if this email does not concern your club.

Please respond asap if any issues.

Round 10 will be Blitz organised closer to the time.

Where there are 3 clubs in a fixture, depending on the clubs participating, there are different variations of fixtures.

Where 3 one team clubs are listed, each team to play each of the other teams in one 24 minute match.

Where a two team club vs 2 one team clubs, the 2 team club to split their team evenly and play each of the other 2 teams in 24 minute matches.

Where a three team club vs a two team club and one team club: three team club A team vs two team club A team, three team club B team vs one team club team, three team C club team vs two team B team. If there are any queries, please contact me asap and i will try to make amends where possible.



More on U11 Fixtures Monster Blitz information

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