Draw for Munster Minor Hurling and Football Championship takes place

On Monday night at Munster Council meeting, the draw for this seasons Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football and Hurling Championship took place.

Cork will play Kerry at the semi-final stage of the minor football championship.

In the Minor Hurling, Cork have drawn Clare at Q-Final stage. The prize for the winners is a meeting with Limerick in Semi-Final.

Draw in Full:

Electric Ireland Munster MHC


Kerry v Tipperary

Cork v Clare


Waterford v Kerry/Tipperary

Limerick v Cork/Clare

Electric Ireland Muster MFC


Clare v Tipperary

Limerick v Waterford


Kerry v Cork

Clare/Tipperary v Limerick/Waterford

Launch of Cork Football promotion of the advantages of kicking with both feet

This has been identified as an area where significant gains can be made and has been high on the agenda of Conor Counihan Co-Ordinator Corks 5 Year Plan as well as Kevin O Callaghan Games Manager and GDAs. They ran a club kicking competition last year that again focused on the ability to kick with both feet. This was kindly sponsored by Co-Op SuperStores and the hope is this will be run again this year as soon as the Covid restrictions allow.

Over the past year a study was conducted in conjunction with Kevin Murray of the Cork Institute of Technology using Development Squads to monitor players ability to kick with both feet. The study re-enforced the view that the use of the non-dominant was limited and if this could be improved it would add significantly to the players performance. It is felt that it is very important that kicking with both feet is developed from an early age but the skill can be improved no matter what your age.

Cork GAA are promoting this in a number of ways

1) Ensuring coaches and players fully understand the advantages of competency in kicking with both feet.

2)Video clips of Cork players over the years scoring with both feet.


3)Video highlights from last years All Ireland Final and interviews with players who kicked scores with both feet in that final and with their manager Bobby Dwyer. Will be released on 06.07.20, using the above link.

4)Video of Cork Senior player Cathail O’Mahony performing some of the skills and tests which are to be followed by Development Squad players and hopefully all footballing players in Cork. The current situation around restrictions offers all players a great opportunity to develop these skills. Will be release on 13.07.20 using the above link.

5)The running of our club, division and county kicking competition in conjunction with Co-Op SuperStores as soon as suitable dates become available.

The vision is for all Cork Players to be comfortable kicking the ball with either foot.

For any further information please contact Cork Football Co Ordinator, Conor Counihan – email conor.counihan.cork@gaa.ie or phone 087 2311769 or Games Development Manager Kevin  O’Callaghan email kevin.ocallaghan.gm.cork@gaa.ie phone 086 8532375.



Covid-19 Updates.

Please find attached three separate documents dealing with the topics below.
  1. Dealing with Positive Symptomatology
  2. Updated position on Ancillary facilities
  3. NHSC guidance on Holding Meetings Indoors

Dealing with a Positive Case JUNE 2020 (6)

NHSC Guidance on Meeting Rooms

Ancillary facilities – Dates for opening

Vintage Cork Club Games

Starting tonight (Monday June 29th) Cork GAA will start showing vintage Cork club games on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/OfficialCorkGAA/ for the next 5 weeks. The games games will be shown on Monday, Wednesday and Friday Nights at 7.30pm. It will cover both County and Divisional action. The games will also be shown on the Irish Examiner Facebook page.

The first game to be shown is the County Football Final from 1997 when Beara captured their first county title in 30 years when they defeated Castlehaven in a replay.

Game 1
Monday 29th at 7:30pm on Cork GAA Facebook and on Examiner Facebook: 1997 11-09 Beara v Castlehaven – Cork County SFC
Game 2
Wednesday 1st at 7:30pm on Cork GAA Facebook and on Examiner Facebook: 1994 10-08 Barryroe v Argideen Rangers – West Cork JAHC Final
Game 3
Friday 3rd July at 7:30pm on Cork GAA Facebook and on Examiner Facebook :2014 10-12 Ballyhea v Newcestown – Cork PIHC Final

Revised Cork County Championships for 2020

Please find attached, the revised Cork County Championships for 2020 as approved by the Cork County Executive last night.

Revised Cork County Championships 2020

Micheál Martin

The Executive of Cork County Board would like to congratulate Nemo Rangers clubman, Micheál Martin TD, on his election as Taoiseach. Micheál and his family have a long association with the GAA in Cork, and we wish him all the best as he takes up his new role at such a challenging time for our country.

Draw for Munster Senior Hurling Championship 2020 takes place

On Friday’s Six one news, the draw for the 2020 Munster Senior Hurling Championship took place.

Cork have been draw against Waterford in the Semi-Final stage.


Munster Senior Hurling Championship


Limerick v Clare (October 24/25)


Cork v Waterford (October 31/November 1)

Tipperary v Limerick/Clare (October 31/November 1)

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship


Laois v Dublin (October 24/25)


Galway v Wexford (October 31/November 1)

Kilkenny v Laois/Dublin (October 31/November 1)

GAA phased reopening updates

Please see below the latest announcements that are being made to clubs with respect of our phased reopening.

Phase 3 (from June 29th)

  • Astro turf facilities – for club members
  • Hurling ball walls
  • Walkways – all control measures, bar the need to adhere to social distancing, removed
  • Outdoor Handball Alleys
  • Officer Training/Meetings (Subject to further guidelines on numbers and area of room being prepared by NHSC and issued to clubs)

Phase 4 (from July 20th)

  • Club/County Gyms
  • Dressing Rooms (subject to advice on Close v Casual Contacts)
  • Indoor Handball Alleys, subject to guidance laid down in Handball Return to Play Document

Phase 3:

The following are allowed to open from June 29th providing Govt Regulations for relevant sector is followed and all required third party insurances and assurances are in place:

  • Bars serving food
  • Businesses operated by third parties using GAA premises under licence or lease, eg Creches or Gyms
  • Astro turf facilities – commercial usage
  • Playgrounds

In addition, we would like to draw your attention to the below – our updated club briefing presentation, which updates clubs on the changes to the Safe Return to Play roadmap.



Key dates for Inter-County Teams

October 17-18: Cork football league game v Louth.

October 24-25: Cork football league game v Longford; Munster hurling quarter-final.

October 31-November 1: Munster hurling semi-final vs Waterford

November 7-8: Munster football semi-final v Kerry; hurling qualifiers round 1.

November 14-15: Munster hurling final; hurling qualifiers round 2.

November 21: All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals.

November 22: Munster football final; All-Ireland U20 hurling final.

November 28-29: All-Ireland hurling semi-finals.

December 6: All-Ireland football semi-finals: Munster winners v Connacht winners. All-Ireland minor finals.

December 13: All-Ireland hurling final.

December 19: All-Ireland football final.

Plans for 2020 inter-county competitions unveiled

The GAA can today confirm arrangements for its inter-county competitions after the recommendations of CCCC were endorsed by An Coiste Bainistíochta yesterday.

Competition regulations dealing with venues, promotion/relegation and dates for games have yet to be finalised and will be finalised by the CCCC in the coming weeks.

The draws for the Ring and Rackard Cup will follow this release in due course.

2020 Inter County Roadmap Proposals

Senior Inter County Championships


Football Championship to revert to Provincial Knock-out – New York will not be involved; London will be involved pending travel restrictions*

No qualifiers in 2020*

Tailteann Cup to be postponed until 2021*


Liam Mac Carthy Hurling Championship to revert to straight knock out provincial championship – 2 Round back door with All-Ireland Quarter finals*(structure at bottom of document)

New draw to be made for Leinster and Munster SH Championships (Draws to be made on Friday, June 26th)

Mc Donagh Cup to stay round-robin; winner promoted to Mac Carthy Championship for 2021

· No entry to 2020 All Ireland Hurling Championship for Mc Donagh Finalists*

· Issue of what happens for 2021 Mac Carthy Championship should Kerry win the Mc Donagh Cup will be dealt with in final competition regulations

Ring, Rackard to be straight knock-out; beaten quarter finalists enter Relegation semis; new draw required (format is below)*

Meagher to retain existing format*

Participation of the Overseas Units from England in Ring, Rackard and Meagher Cups will have to be on the basis of all games being in Ireland (Football and Hurling); it is also based on no travel restrictions in place between Ireland and Britain *

(If it is not possible for overseas units to participate, alternative structures will be confirmed for the Ring, Rackard and Meagher Competitions and in particular in relation to Promotion, Relegation and the impact on the Leinster Council’s Hurling Championship motion passed at Congress 2020)

Games in Provincial Championships will be week on week in many cases*

Finish on the Day (i.e. Extra Time, Penalties) to be introduced in all inter-county knock out games including, the All-Ireland Finals at all levels (Senior, U20, Minor etc.)*

Finish on the day for all inter-county competitions in 2020 will be: 2 x 10mins of extra time; if still level, straight to penalties (as per Central Council Regulations)*

No Junior Football in 2020

Football and Hurling Leagues

Rounds 6 and 7 of Allianz Football Leagues to be completed – top team in each Division is League winner for that Division*

Football League finals will not be played*

Finals in Division 2 and 3 Hurling only to be completed*

Div 1 Hurling League Quarter, Semi and Finals will not be played – Limerick are declared Division 1a and Clare Division 1b Champions for 2020*

U20 Football and Hurling

U20 Football Semis and Final to be completed*

U20 Hurling to be played concurrently with Senior Hurling Championships; no All Ireland semi-finals; Provincial Champions meet in All Ireland final – C.C.C.C are recommending to Management for approval: a player who plays (as a starter or sub) in the Senior Hurling Championship (Mac Carthy Cup) becomes ineligible for U20 until his Senior team has exited the Championship*

U20 B Hurling – exploring the possibility of blitz-type competition post Ring/Rackard/Meagher completion*

Club Championships

2020/2021 Provincial and All Ireland Club Championships will not take place*

Minor Football & Hurling Championships

Straight knock out – All Ireland series will not be played alongside Senior All Ireland series*

No All Ireland Quarter Finals in Minor Football or Hurling *

One All-Ireland Semi Final in Hurling – Draw has been made in advance: Galway will play Munster Champions *

2020 2nd Level Schools

C.C.C.C recommends that Competitions should be completed to Provincial Final stage only. No All Ireland Series at any level. *

*All issues marked with an asterisk above require deviation from existing Rules

Knock-out Hurling Championships Leinster & Munster


1 x Provincial Quarter Final, 2 x Semi Finals, Provincial Finals (Draw specifics to be confirmed by the Provinces)



6 teams that do not make the Provincial Finals placed in a draw

First 4 teams drawn meet in Rd1; These to include BOTH defeated Provincial Quarter finalists.

Bowl 1 – Leinster Teams – Bowl 2 Munster Teams

2 Leinster drawn to play 2 Munster; (1 Leinster & 1 Munster receive bye to Rd 2)


2 Bye Teams plus 2 Rd 1 winners in a bowl

2 fixtures drawn – subject to avoidance of repeat pairings where possible


Bowl 1 – Beaten Provincial Finalists; Bowl 2 – Rd 2 Winners

2 fixtures drawn – subject to avoidance of repeat pairings where possible

ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINALS – Subject to beaten provincial finalists not meeting the Provincial Champions from their province; and also subject to avoidance of repeat pairings where possible

All-Ireland Semi-Finals and All-Ireland Final

New Ring & Rackard Format

Draw for four quarter finals

– 4 winners to semis and 2 teams on to final (Ring: both finalists promoted; Rackard: only winner promoted)

  • 4 losers to Relegation semis in both
  • Ring Cup: Relegation final with loser relegated to Rackard
  • Rackard Cup: Relegation Semi Final losers are both relegated to Meagher in 2021; Relegation Final losers are also in Meagher in 2021; Relegation final winners to stay in Rackard.
  • Meagher winners are promoted to Rackard Cup for 2021.

If it is not possible for overseas units to participate, the Ring, Rackard and Meagher Competition structures will be reviewed and C.C.C.C will be seeking a temporary deferral of the Leinster Council’s Hurling Championship motion passed at Congress 2020. Participation will be on the basis that all games are in Ireland.

Knock-out Football Championship

Munster, Connacht, Ulster & Leinster Championships (draws already made)

Prelim Rounds

USFC – Monaghan v Cavan

LSFC – Carlow v Offaly, Wexford v Wicklow, Louth v Longford

Quarter Finals

USFC – Donegal v Tyrone, Derry v Armagh, Mon/Cav v Antrim, Fermanagh v Down

LSFC – Carlow/Offaly v Kildare, Wex/Wick v Meath, Louth/Longford v Laois, Westmeath v Dublin

CSFC – London v Roscommon, Leitrim v Mayo

MSFC – Waterford v Limerick, Clare v Tipperary

Semi Finals

USFC – Donegal/Tyrone v Derry/Armagh – Mon/Cav/Antrim v Fermanagh/Down

LSFC – Leinster- Draw to be made

CSFC – Leitrim/Mayo v London/Roscommon; Galway v Sligo

MSFC – Waterford/Limerick v Clare/Tipp and Cork v Kerry

Munster, Connacht, Ulster and Leinster Finals

All Ireland Semi Finals and Final

Click on the Inter – County master fixture plan below

2020 Inter County Master Fixtures Plan