Na Piarsaigh U15 footballers honoured

Na Piarsaigh U15 footballers are the August winners of the Rebel Óg monthly award as they defeated Ballincollig in an entertaining Premier 1 championship final.
After coming through the group stages they then came through an epic semi-final encounter with a sublime win over Douglas, 4-9 to 2-9 to reach the decider against the Village.
In the end, Na Piarsaigh were just that little bit better than their opposition, winning by 3-12 to 1-13.
It does help when you have an outstanding forward in Luke Hurley, who impressed once again, as he finished up with 2-8. It was a really good team performance from the city club with the likes of Darragh O’Leary, Nathan Coffey, Craig O’Sullivan and Seán O’Callaghan also impressing as the cup headed to Fair Hill.
Chairman of Rebel Óg Michael O’Mahony congratulated Na Piarsaigh on their win and said to win a county title is always a great achievement.
“Winning a championship is not easily done so congratulations to all the players, mentors, the club and your parents in all they have done to see you win this title,” said Mr O’Mahony.
“A lot, if not all, of you will be playing schools games in the coming months and I wish you the best of luck in them and I also hope to see you going on to represent your club in both football and hurling for many years to come.”

U16 camogie stars honoured with award

The July winners of the Rebel Óg monthly awards are the Cork U16 camogie team.
Like the minor side, they retained their All-Ireland after a dramatic win over in the final.
It has been a long year for manager John Moloney and his selectors and the panel of players under their guidance.
The squad was assembled last November and culminated in their All-Ireland win over Galway at the end of July. They started training at Cloghroe School in Blarney and then switched to the pitch at Collins Barracks.
In the All-Ireland final Ballinhassig’s Aoife Cottrell had the pleasure of lifting the cup on behalf of the team after what was a battle from start to finish.
In the Munster championship, they got the better of Waterford in the semi-final before losing the final to Limerick.
That loss made them even more determined to ensure the All-Ireland title came back to Leeside.
It’s based on a round-robin series, with the top two making the final. They had wins over Limerick, Wexford, and Kilkenny in May before a break for exams.
After that, they had a win over Galway before losing to Tipperary.
This was enough to ensure they reached the final, where they faced Galway at Nowlan Park.
There was nothing between the sides with Cork retaining their title on a final scoreline of 0-11 to 1-7, making it back-to-back All-Ireland titles for the Rebels.
At the presentation ceremony Michael O’Mahony, chairman of Rebel Óg, congratulated the latest winners of the monthly awards.
He said winning an All-Ireland title is never an easy task and praised all involved to see the u16 title stay in Cork. He also complimented Cork Camogie on what has been a great year for them, with the minor and senior All-Ireland cups secured as well in recent weeks.
Chairperson of the judging panel Michael Evans also congratulated win winners and said they are the future of camogie in Cork at school, club and inter-county level.
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East Cork U17 team honoured by Rebel Óg

The East Cork U17 team recently won the Celtic Cup All-Ireland title after defeating Dublin side 2-16 5 to 1-11 in the final at Birr, Offaly.

The Celtic Cup is a 32-county competition. The traditional hurling counties have to play it without players that play minor. The remaining counties play with their full sides.

Add in the fact that Cork plays with four regional teams, against full county sides and it gives you some idea of just how difficult it is for a Rebel team to win.

For this achievement, the East Cork team are being honoured as the June winners of the Rebel Óg monthly awards.

The competition has been hugely beneficial to Cork sides with so many players going on to win U20 All-Ireland titles in the past few years that never made county minor teams and developed through the Celtic Cup panels. One such example is Sam Quirke, Midleton, who has two All-Ireland U20 medals and is a Cork senior panelist now.

East Cork were in a group with Kilkenny and Wexford, and they lost out narrowly in both games. But this did not matter as every team qualifies for the knockout stages.

In the knockout stages, they drew Limerick in the quarter-final away in Limerick. After a tough first half and seven points behind at the break things weren’t looking good. East Cork stormed into the game and ran out winners by 2-18 to 1-16.

Up next they face fellow Rebel outfit, North Cork, in the semi-final. In a good tough game at Kilworth the East Cork only pulled away late on and ran out worthy winners on the day.

The final was against Dublin, who only entered one team into the competition and they knew it was going to be a difficult task to get the better of them.

In a tough physical battle, the East Cork side started to find scores a little easier than their opponents in perfect conditions at Birr and won by 2-16 to 1-11.

Michael O’Mahony, chairman of Rebel Óg congratulated East Cork on their win and said it was great to see Cork enter four teams in the competition and even better to see one of them emerge as winners.

Panel: Scott Molloy – Cobh (captain), Daniel Nolan – Carrigtwohill, Ronan O’Brien – Youghal, Jack Barrett – Cobh, Ronan Lowney – Fr O’Neill’s, Richie Harney – Kiltha Óg, Evan O’Driscoll – St Catherines, Matthew Barrett – Carrigtwohill, Eoghan Frazer – Midleton, Tadhg O’Donoghue Brosnan – Fr O’Neill’s, Samuel O’Driscoll – Aghada, Colin Murphy – Kiltha Óg, Thomas Condon – Aghada, Kane Walsh – Lisgoold, Daniel Garde – Midleton, Marty Desmond – Youghal, Rob Deane – Aghada, Shane O’Donoghue – St Colman’s, Fionn Kelly – Midleton, Darragh Egan – Midleton, James Hurley – Aghada, Steve Dennis – Cobh, Fionn Hill – Youghal, Luca Brodkorb – Midleton.

Management: Alan Geary – Youghal, Derek Barrett – Cobh, Ger Sheehan – Aghada, Pat O’Brien – Youghal.

Programmes for minor hurling championship Premier 1 round 3 and Premier 2 round 4

Programmes for tonight, Wednesday, August 30, P1 and P2 minor hurling championship games




Programmes for tonight’s Premier 1 and 2 minor hurling championship games

Squads for tonight’s games, best of luck to all sides.



Programme for Nemo v Beara in Premier 1 MFC

Programme for today’s clash between Nemo and Beara.

Again, for a number of reasons, Beara were unable to supply a correct team sheet