Rebel Óg outline initial plans for 2022 season

Rebel Óg had sent clubs a brief outline of the planned games programme for the year and other relevant information. As per the national decision, the primary age grades are U13, 15, and 17. There will be leagues and championships at U15 and 17, league only at U13 in accordance with rule. Championships will be run on a round-robin basis, followed by semi-finals and finals at the primary age grades.

The first teams of clubs at these age levels will be graded as Premier 1, Premier 2, Division 1, Division 2, or Division 3. There will be second-team and C3 competitions at these age levels. Second teams will be graded in Division 4 or Division 5.

U12, 14, and 16 are secondary age grades. There will be a league only at U12. There will be league and championship at U14 and U16.

U14 and 16 leagues are confined to players on the age. U14 and 16 championships will be knockout, eligibility will be in accordance with general rule.

The U14 championships will be played in May/June during the exam break, U16 championship will be played late in the year, similar to 2021.

Rebel Óg encourages clubs to enter second and/or C3 teams at primary age-grades, particularly at U15 and 17 and to enter U14 and 16 leagues only where they clearly have enough active players on the age.

Second Team competitions will be league and championship, C3 will be league only. Please note that general rule applies to second teams, 15 players must be named for the first team.

All other eligible players can play with the second team until the championship, players are subsequently tied to a team by championship participation.

C3 eligibility does not change during the season, 10 players are named for the first team (where a club enters a first and C3 team) and all other eligible players can play C3 throughout the season.

Second Team games and C3 games will be scheduled for the same day. Records show that there are very few clubs able to field a second team and a C3 team; those clubs will be allowed to move the dates of their games to avoid a clash.

There will be two competitions in each code at U12 and 13 in 2022. The first competition will be a grading competition and will consist of three or four games. The teams will then be graded for the main competitions which will have bigger groups and more games.

This is necessary as Rebel Óg has very little information about the standard of these age groups due to the disruption caused by two years of Covid. At U12, the five-goal rule will apply. This states that if a team scores more than five goals in a game, the sixth and subsequent goals are each counted as a point.

Officers of the Mid-South Region with the players and Noel Furlong, manager of the All-Ireland winning team.

Mid-South Region honour Cork minor All-Ireland winning players

Recently the Mid South Region honoured members of clubs under their remit who were part of the Cork minor All-Ireland hurling winning team this year.
Chairman of the region, Martin Lynch welcomed all on the night and said that the “the reason that we are acknowledging these boys is because your club is within the area that we are catering for, the South-East and Mid Cork areas.
“To all the parents, the club officers and to all the boys, David Casey Éire Óg; James Dwyer and Tadhg O’Connell of Ballincollig; Darragh O’Sullivan, Ballinhassig; Kevin Lyons, Ballygarvan and James Byrne, Ballinora, welcome. Unfortunately, Kris O’Callaghan can’t be with us tonight.
“We would also like to welcome Noel Furlong, the man who put it all together, and we have to congratulate Noel on his elevation to being a selector with the Cork senior hurlers for the coming year.
“This evening’s event is just a small gesture from us to all of the boys for their marvellous achievement in winning both the Munster championship and the ultimate prize – the All–Ireland final.
“By winning the All-Ireland you gave a tremendous lift to everyone in the county, there was a great feel-good factor in the entire GAA community as a result of this win, and when you add in the under 20 title that week also it doesn’t get much better than that.
“The manner of your victories were amazing, clocking up such high scores in all of your games. This team had so many attributes going for it, determination, steel, great team play and of course an abundance of skill that all of the players displayed in all of your games.
“To win anything it takes a great team effort, and to win an All-Ireland it takes many teams working in the background.
“First you have your parents and that started many years ago in the back garden, then ferrying you all over the county to matches and training sessions.
“To your clubs and the many coaches that you have had looking after you over many years, and also very importantly the officers who do all the work behind the scenes in arranging all the activities in the clubs.
“And finally the management team that you had over the last few years in your development squads, and to the man that put it all together Noel Furlong.
Well done and congratulations again to all of you and wishing all of you the very best in the years to come,” concluded Martin.

 

Guest of honor Noel Furlong, now a Cork senior hurling selector but who managed the Cork All-Ireland minor winning team, with players Darragh O’Sullivan, James Byrne, Tadgh O’Connell,  James Dwyer, David Casey and Kevin Lyons. Picture: Denis Boyle

James Dwyer, captain of the All–Ireland winning team, responded by saying: “On behalf of all the players I would like to thank the Mid-South Region for the presentation.
Also a special thanks to all of our parents for all they have done for us over the years.
“Also to Noel Furlong for all the coaching and help that he and his management team did for all the players over the last few years.” Noel Furlong, manager of the team concluded the proceedings by saying: “It was a pleasure to be involved with such a great bunch of players.
“The players always did what was asked of them both on and off the pitch. They are a credit to their families, clubs and the county. I hope that the players involved will go on and play senior with Cork in the future.”

Programme for minor hurling championship semi finals

Teams for the Premier 1 and 2 MHC and shield semi-finals on this weekend.

Best of luck to all sides.

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Programme for Minor football championship semi-finals

Programme for the minor football championship semi-finals and shield semi-finals that are on in the coming days.

Best of luck to all sides.

 

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Rebel Óg are requesting clubs assistance to locate trophies

Rebel Óg are currently requesting the assistance of clubs to locate the whereabouts of trophies that have not been presented for competitions for some years. These include the Liam Lyne, Stephen Nolan and Frank Halbert cups.

In particular, Rebel Óg is anxious to locate the Dick Barrett Shield which was last played for around 2013 and is missing since 2015. This is a very prestigious shield and Rebel Óg are especially keen to find it as the centenary of Dick Barrett’s death approaches and it may be required for some events.

The co-operation of all clubs is very much appreciated in this matter. If you can assist in any way, please contact either Jim Healy (085/8531145) or Donal Whooley (087/9780950). Alternatively you can email secretarybng.cork@gaa.ie

Míle buíochas uilig. 

Minor hurling championship programme for weekend games

The programme for the Premier 1 and 2 MHC games on over the weekend. Best of luck to all sides.

 

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Minor football championship programme for round three

Programme for games for round three of the Rebel Óg minor football championship. We would ask clubs to stick to the numbers please.

Best of luck to all sides. Thank you to all clubs for their co-operation in supplying team sheets for both round two and round three.

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Programme for tonight’s minor football championship games

Programme for tonight’s games. Please note that the same panels will be used for weekend games so we ask managers to ensure players stick to numbers.

Best of luck to all sides.

 

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St Michael’s v Bantry Blues programme

The programme for tonight’s clash between St Michael’s and Bantry Blues in the minor football championship at Cloughduv, throw-in 8.30pm.

Clubs are asked to note that the same teams and numbers will be used for games at weekend so please ensure you stick to the numbers.

Thanks to all clubs for their help and co-operation in this matter.

 

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Bandon celebrate double success

Bandon would like to congratulate their U14s and minors on their recent success.