Co-Op Superstores Hurling Championship Update

Many thanks to all participant and host clubs for fulfilling another busy weekend of games in the Co-Op Superstores County Hurling Championships.

Listed below are the concluding stages of all five competitions.

The next round of hurling games is scheduled for the weekend of September 11th-13th.

Details to follow.

 

PREMIER SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Glen Rovers v Sarsfields / Erin’s Own

Blackrock / Douglas v Na Piarsaigh / UCC

Relegation play-off: Bishopstown v Ballyhea

 

SENIOR A HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Fr. O’Neill’s v Newcestown / Bride Rovers

Charleville v Kanturk / Bandon

Relegation play-off: Kilworth v Killeagh

 

PREMIER INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Carrigaline v Blarney / Ballincollig

Castlelyons v Watergrasshill / Courcey Rovers

Relegation play-off: Valley Rovers v Blackrock

 

INTERMEDIATE A HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Éire Óg v Sarsfields / Cloughduv

Kildorrery v Aghabullogue / Mayfield

Relegation round robin (two teams relegated): Argideen Rangers, Meelin, Glen Rovers

 

LOWER INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Castlemartyr v Tracton / Kilbrittain

St. Catherine’s v Russell Rovers / Milford

Relegation play-off: Barryroe v Ballymartle

Round 3 in Co-Op Superstores Cork Hurling Championships

This weekend sees round 3 of the Co-Op Superstores Cork Hurling Championships. These are final games in the group stages. There are 30 games down for decision across 5 different grades, with games being played Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be 2 games streamed by Cork GAA Media partners, The Irish Examiner. These games are Newcestown vs Clyone (Saturday 4pm) , followed by Douglas vs Midleton (Saturday 7pm).

Date Comp Round Fixture
Fri, Aug 28th @7.30pm PIHC A3 Courcey Rovers v Aghada in Páirc Uí Rinn
Fri, Aug 28th @7.30pm PIHC A3 Carrigaline v Youghal in Carrigtwohill
Fri, Aug 28th @7.30pm PIHC B3 Valley Rovers v Watergrasshill in Ovens
Fri, Aug 28th @7.30pm PIHC B3 Ballinhassig v Ballincollig in Cloughduv
Fri, Aug 28th @7.30pm PIHC C3 Inniscarra v Castlelyons in Páirc Uí Chaoimh
Fri, Aug 28th @7.30pm PIHC C3 Blarney v Blackrock in Riverstown
Sat, Aug 29th @4pm SAHC A2 Newcestown v Cloyne in Páirc Uí Rinn Streamed live by Irish Examiner
Sat, Aug 29th @4pm SAHC A2 Killeagh v Kanturk in Killavullen
Sat, Aug 29th @4pm SAHC B3 Bandon v Mallow in Coachford
Sat, Aug 29th @4pm SAHC B3 Charleville v Fermoy in Kildorrery
Sat, Aug 29th @4pm SAHC C3 Ballymartle v Fr. O’Neill’s in Cobh
Sat, Aug 29th @4pm SAHC C3 Bride Rovers v Kilworth in Glanworth
Sat, Aug 29th @7pm PSHC A3 Midleton v Douglas in Páirc Uí Chaoimh Streamed live by Irish Examiner
Sat, Aug 29th @7pm PSHC A3 Sarsfields v Ballyhea in Mourneabbey
Sat, Aug 29th @7pm PSHC B3 Blackrock v Bishopstown in Inniscarra
Sat, Aug 29th @7pm PSHC B3 Erins Own v Newtownshandrum in Glantane
Sat, Aug 29th @7pm PSHC C3 Glen Rovers v Na Piarsaigh in Páirc Uí Rinn
Sat, Aug 29th @7pm PSHC C3 St. Finbarr’s v Carrigtwohill in Carrigaline
Sun, Aug 30th @2pm IAHC A3 Kildorrery v Dungourney in Rathcormac
Sun, Aug 30th @2pm IAHC A3 Mayfield v Argideen Rangers in Brinny
Sun, Aug 30th @2pm IAHC B3 Eire Óg v Meelin in Mallow
Sun, Aug 30th @2pm IAHC B3 Sarsfields v Douglas in Blarney
Sun, Aug 30th @2pm IAHC C3 Cloughduv v Glen Rovers in Páirc Uí Rinn
Sun, Aug 30th @2pm IAHC C3 Aghabullogue v Midleton in Ballinora
Sun, Aug 30th @4pm LIHC A3 Kilbrittain v Ballygarvan in Bandon
Sun, Aug 30th @4pm LIHC A3 Barryroe v Russell Rovers in Passage
Sun, Aug 30th @4pm LIHC B3 St. Finbarr’s v Milford in Castletownroche
Sun, Aug 30th @4pm LIHC B3 Castlemartyr v Ballymartle in Rostellan
Sun, Aug 30th @4pm LIHC C3 Tracton v Grenagh in Ballincollig
Sun, Aug 30th @4pm LIHC C3 St. Catherine’s v Dripsey in Watergrasshill

Cork GAA Clubs Draw Results – August 2020

The August draw took place this evening and the winners are as follows

Rank Draw Number Prize First Name Last Name Club
1st F958 €20,000 Cash EOIN SWEENEY Bishopstown
2nd C144 €5,000 Cash TREVOR DUNLEA Carrigtwohill
3rd A813 €3,000 Cash MISS MARY & BREDA MURPHY Newmarket
4th A270 €1,000 Cash TONY NATION Nemo Rangers
5th A639 €1,000 Cash JOHN MC CARTHY ADAM KELLY Kilmichael
6th A350 Luxury Hotel Break JOHN MORGAN Castlemartyr
7th P318 Luxury Hotel Break GERALDINE healy Cill na Martra
8th A743 €150 Voucher Rochestown Park Hotel First name HEALY FAMILY Grenagh
9th G335 €150 Voucher Tom Murphy Menswear DOLORES HENNESSY Clonakilty
10th I763 €150 Voucher O’Flynn’s Hotels Anne O’Sullivan Bantry Blues
11th J705 €150 Voucher Co-op Superstores OLIVER CRONIN Clyda Rovers
12th J625 €150 Voucher Cummins Sports Mairead Sheehan Blarney
13th C753 €150 Voucher Rochestown Park Hotel PAT HAYES Grenagh
14th A327 €150 Voucher Tom Murphy Menswear THOMAS & MARIE AHERNE Ballyclough
15th A698 €150 Voucher O’Flynn’s Hotels Sean & Marian Fitzpatrick Buttevant
16th N376 €150 Voucher One 4 All SEAN DINEEN Lismire
17th I219 €150 Voucher Rochestown Park Hotel Anthony Cahill Cobh
18th D203 €150 Voucher Tom Murphy Menswear JOHN FULLER Kanturk
19th J250 €150 Voucher O’Flynn’s Hotels Padraig Foley Erins Own
20th E559 €150 Voucher Co-op Superstores Derek Cremin Inniscarra
21st J498 €150 Cash TEDDY GRIFFIN Ballinhassig
22nd C235 €150 Cash AN t-ATHAIR TOMAS O MURCHU Ballymartle
23rd L873 €150 Cash Flor Crowley Courcey Rovers
24th G433 €150 Cash PETER O’SULLIVAN Adrigole
25th J707 €150 Cash JOHN GERARD SULLIVAN Urhan

Championship update 26/08/2020 – Further detail on Repeat Pairings

In order to avoid all doubt ahead of next weekend, this note is to provide detail on the cases in which a repeat pairing may be avoided in the quarter-finals of the County Championships in 2020.
It will not be possible to avoid repeat pairings at the semi-final stage, in order to preserve the integrity of the seeding system.
Please see NEW notes in bold and underlined below in addition to the procedures circulated last week.
Qualification to semi-finals / quarter-finals

Two teams will progress from each group of four to the play-off stages. This will result in six teams qualifying for the play-off stages in most competitions*, with the two top group winners qualifying for the semi-finals and the remaining group winner and the three second -placed teams qualifying for the quarter-finals. 

Teams (1-6) will be ranked as follows on completion of the group stages:
  1. Top Group winner
  2. Second Group winner
  3. Third Group winner
  4. Top Group runner-up
  5. Second Group runner-up
  6. Third Group runner up
Quarter-finals: (a) 3v6, (b) 4v5
Semi-finals: 1 v (b), 2 v (a)
NEW: A repeat pairing is possible in the quarter finals in (a) 3v6 above. If this arises 3 will instead play 5 and 4 will play 6.
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*Modification to above (i)

In the Premier Senior Hurling and Football Championships, only the top group winner will qualify for the semi-finals, with the remaining two group winners, the three second-placed teams and the divisions / colleges winner qualifying for the three quarter-finals.

Teams (1-6) will be ranked as follows on completion of the group stages:
  1. Top Group winner
  2. Second Group winner
  3. Third Group winner
  4. Top Group runner-up
  5. Second Group runner-up
  6. Third Group runner up
Quarter-finals: (a) 2v5,  (b) 3v4,  (c) 6 v Divisions / Colleges winner
Semi-finals: 1 v (b), (a) v (c)

NEW: A repeat pairing is possible in the quarter finals in (a) 2v5 and (b) 3v4 above. If either scenario arises, then team 2 will instead play team 4, and team 3 will play team 5.

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*Modification to above (ii)
In Intermediate A Football Championship there are four groups of four, so the top two from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals, where group winners will play a group runner up from another group.
Teams (1-8) will be ranked as follows on completion of the group stages:
  1. Top Group winner
  2. Second Group winner
  3. Third Group winner
  4. Fourth Group winner
  5. Top Group runner-up
  6. Second Group runner-up
  7. Third Group runner up
  8. Fourth Group runner-up
Quarter-finals: (a) 1v8, (b) 2v7, (c) 3v6, (d) 4v5
Semi-finals: (a) v (d), (b) v (c)
 
NEW: A repeat pairing is possible in all quarter finals here. If a repeat pairing occurs, the second team in the fixture will move down to the next fixture on the list, with group winners playing group runners up in all cases. If a repeat pairing occurs in the last quarter-final (d) (i.e. 4v5), then team 3 plays team 5 and team 4 plays team 6.
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Relegation
The relegation final will be a straight play-off between the two lowest ranked teams *(in terms of points won and scoring difference) amongst the three bottom placed teams from the groups. There will be no round robin. 
*Modification to above (i)

In the Intermediate A Hurling Championship, two teams will be relegated as per the format approved last year (in “italics” below) in order to facilitate the promotion of the 2021 County Junior A winners straight to Intermediate A. Therefore, a round robin between the bottom teams in each group will be required in this case.

“At the end of 2020, one team will be relegated from the new Lower Intermediate grade (5th grade). However, the Junior A winners from 2020 will go straight to Intermediate A (4th grade) along with Lower Intermediate winner (5th grade), with two teams relegated from Intermediate A (4th grade) to Lower Intermediate (5th grade).  

*Modification to above (ii)
In Intermediate A football Championship there are four groups of four, so the relegation final will be a straight play-off between the two lowest ranked teams (in terms of points won and scoring difference) amongst the four bottom placed teams from the groups.
Placings as per Rule 6.21
Placing within groups in terms of both qualification and relegations will be determined as per general rule, follows:
  • if two teams are tied, it will be based on the head-to-head result
  • if three or more teams are tied, it will be based on scoring difference
Placing across groups will be determined by scoring difference.

Cork Kelloggs Cúl Camps a major success

Rebel Óg Coaching organised 24 regional Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps through July and August catering for 3000 children between the ages of 6 and 13. The camp venues were strategically placed to allow children from as many areas as possible attend and were expertly led by our GDA’s. With the exception of some weather interruptions the camps are being hailed as a major success. Additional measures were in place around sanitation and compliance with Covid 19 guidelines with parents and children exercising great patience around the measures. The image of children kicking football, striking sliothars  and having loads of fun was great to see given the lack of activity so far in 2020.
Rebel Óg Coaching are very grateful to all the clubs who gave up their club grounds to facilitate the running of the camps and to all the coaches who implemented a huge programme of fun and engaging activities for all the children.
Special mention must also go to the very successful  8 club run Cúl Camps in August catering for 500 children. The coordinators involved put in huge work to ensure the camps were compliant with Covid 19 guidelines and enjoyable for the children.
It is hoped that Cork clubs will be able to run a full programme of camps in 2021 similar to that of 2019 where 120 camps took place

Revamped Cork GAA fundraising campaign to boost Clubs and County

New “Rebels’ Bounty” to offer €500,000 in prizes to be shared across Cork

Clubs across Cork are set to benefit from a significant funding increase through a new mechanism designed to revamp the traditional clubs’ draw. The proposed new system, called the “Rebels’ Bounty”, is designed to maximise return to clubs and is part of the overall drive to raise revenue for reinvestment at local and county level. It will also give clubs an opportunity to generate funds at a time when traditional methods are restricted because of COVID-19.

Details of the new prize draw will be outlined to clubs for consideration in the next few weeks and Cork County Board is confident that it will provide all clubs with an opportunity to increase their funding through both direct and indirect investment. Due to the current restrictions on meetings, clubs will be briefed on the proposed format through a series of online webinars.

Enhanced prizes totalling €500,000 and a more progressive incentive scheme for clubs are set to form a significant part of the overhaul. The scheme is designed to ensure clubs get a fairer distribution of funding based on sales.

County Chairperson, Tracey Kennedy, said; “The traditional draw stood us well in the past, but we now have a great opportunity to enhance the offering, raise more revenue and deliver that increase back to the clubs. Consumer expectations have changed significantly in recent years, and this traditional fundraising drive is evolving to meet that expectation. The Rebels’ Bounty will give clubs an opportunity to make up some of the shortfall in fundraising because traditional ‘big-ticket’ events have been restricted by COVID-19. Our focus is on moving forward together, as a county, as clubs and as individual members. This is reflected in the new sponsorship deals which have been announced recently. Cork GAA does well when our clubs do well and we look forward to formally launching this new fundraising initiative in the weeks ahead.” 

Divisional/Colleges section finals

On Sunday evening, the Divisional/ College section finals of the Bons Secours Football and Co-op Superstores Hurling Championship will take place.

UCC will take part in both games with Duhallow providing the opposition in the football final and reigning County Champions Imokilly in the Hurling Final.

The prize for the winners of each section is a place in the Q-final of the County Championship

Covid Update

Following last night’s government announcement the GAA is seeking clarification on a number of issues relating to the organisation of Gaelic games and activities (26 Counties).
As soon as we get clarity on these issues we will update our units.
In the meantime, as games must now be played “behind closed doors”, no more than 40 persons per team should be allowed access to games for the moment. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and team officials.
The 80 team personnel (40 per team) is in addition to essential match day personnel such as Match officials (Referees, Linesmen, Umpires), Media and event officials (stewards etc.)

While we await further clarification on the issue of parents attending juvenile games we suggest that one parent or guardian may attend a game where they consider it necessary for the welfare of their own child.

Cúl Camps and Team training should continue for the moment on the basis of no more than 15 people (including coaches) in a designated area of the field.

As ever, the Association asks units and members do their utmost to protect public health and we are very grateful for all of your efforts in this regard.

Is Muidne,

Tomás Ó Riain

Ard Stiúrthóir

Seán Ó hÓráin

Uachtarán

Cork GAA Championship Update 17/08/2020

Firstly, on behalf of Cork County Committee we wish to express our sincere gratitude to all involved in the 2020 Bon Secours Football and Co-op Superstores Hurling Championships over the past month.
The programme of games completed under difficult circumstances has represented a spectacular volunteer movement and has involved teams, host venues, referees, sponsors, mentors, officers and officials all playing a significant part. This is in addition to an even greater programme of games at divisional and underage level which have been a tribute to the spirit of coordination and cooperation across all organising committees.
While the precarious situation at societal level resulting from Covid-19 means that the progression of competitions continues on a cautious note, we will continue to proceed in compliance with HSE and GAA guidelines.
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Please note the following updates from the County CCC in regard to the 2020 Championships:
Updated tables for all championships can now be found online:
The following table outlines the schedule for the remaining rounds as previously circulated.

Date 

Guidelines / Fixtures 

Senior & Intermediate Hurling (5 grades) 

Senior & Intermediate Football (4 grades) 

Divisional Junior A / B / C (8 divisions) 

Tues / Wed Aug 18/19th 

Divisions / Colleges semi-finals

H semi-final

F semi-finals

Aug 21st-23rd 

Club Free weekend / Divisions & Colleges Finals

H Final

F Final

Divisional

Aug 28th-30th 

Club Championship w/e 5

H Group III

Divisional

Sept 4th-6th 

Club Championship w/e 6

F Group III

Divisional

Sept 11th-13th 

Club Championship w/e 7

Quarter-finals & Relegation p/o

Divisional

Mon Sept 14th 

Inter-county training resumes 

  

  

  

Sept 18th-20th 

Club Championship w/e 8

Quarter-finals, Semi-finals & Rel. p/o

Divisional

Sept 25th-27th 

Club Championship w/e 9

Semi-finals

Divisional

Oct 2nd-4th 

Club Championship w/e 10

Finals

County QF H & F

Oct 9th-11th 

Club Championship w/e 11

Finals (alternative)

County QF H & F

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Final weekend of group stages

Fixtures for Round III of both the Co-op Superstores Hurling (Aug 28th-30th) and the Bon Secours Football Championships (Sept 5th-6th) as ratified by the CCC are attached in both PDF and Excel formats.
All games within a particular grade, for example the Premier Senior Hurling Championship, will be played simultaneously to ensure fairness. Therefore, it will not be possible to facilitate individual club requests in regard to scheduling due to the requirement for rigid throw-in times.
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Play-off Placings and Formats
All efforts have been made to make every result, every score and indeed every shot count in this year’s championships.
With this in mind, the draws for the play-off stages outlined below reflect the standard 1v8, 4v5, 2v7, 3v6 seeded play-off format. Thus, every team will have something to play for on the final weekend, as their final placing will determine their route for the remainder of the championship. This is reflected in the formats outlined below.
Repeat pairings will be avoided at the quarter-final stage of all championships, where possible.

All knock-out games will be finish on the day, where necessary and as decided by the CCC. 

 
Qualification to semi-finals / quarter-finals
 

Two teams will progress from each group of four to the play-off stages. This will result in six teams qualifying for the play-off stages in most competitions*, with the two top group winners qualifying for the semi-finals and the remaining group winner and the three second -placed teams qualifying for the quarter-finals. 

 
Teams (1-6) will be ranked as follows on completion of the group stages:
  1. Top Group winner
  2. Second Group winner
  3. Third Group winner
  4. Top Group runner-up
  5. Second Group runner-up
  6. Third Group runner up
Quarter-finals: (a) 3v6, (b) 4v5
Semi-finals: 1 v (b), 2 v (a)
*Modification to above (i)

In the Premier Senior Hurling and Football Championships, only the top group winner will qualify for the semi-finals, with the remaining two group winners, the three second-placed teams and the divisions / colleges winner qualifying for the three quarter-finals.

 
Teams (1-6) will be ranked as follows on completion of the group stages:
  1. Top Group winner
  2. Second Group winner
  3. Third Group winner
  4. Top Group runner-up
  5. Second Group runner-up
  6. Third Group runner up
Quarter-finals: (a) 2v5,  (b) 3v4,  (c) 6 v Divisions / Colleges winner
Semi-finals: 1 v (b), (a) v (c)
 
 
*Modification to above (ii)
In Intermediate A football Championship there are four groups of four, so the top two from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals, where group winners will play a group runner up from another group.
Teams (1-8) will be ranked as follows on completion of the group stages:
  1. Top Group winner
  2. Second Group winner
  3. Third Group winner
  4. Fourth Group winner
  5. Top Group runner-up
  6. Second Group runner-up
  7. Third Group runner up
  8. Fourth Group runner-up
Quarter-finals: (a) 1v8, (b) 2v7, (c) 3v6, (d) 4v5
Semi-finals: (a) v (d), (b) v (c)
Relegation
The relegation final will be a straight play-off between the two lowest ranked teams*(in terms of points won and scoring difference) amongst the three bottom placed teams from the groups. There will be no round robin. 
*Modification to above (i)

In the Intermediate A Hurling Championship, two teams will be relegated as per the format approved last year (in “italics” below) in order to facilitate the promotion of the 2021 County Junior A winners straight to Intermediate A. Therefore, a round robin between the bottom teams in each group will be required in this case.

“At the end of 2020, one team will be relegated from the new Lower Intermediate grade (5th grade). However, the Junior A winners from 2020 will go straight to Intermediate A (4th grade) along with Lower Intermediate winner (5th grade), with two teams relegated from Intermediate A (4th grade) to Lower Intermediate (5th grade).  

*Modification to above (ii)
In Intermediate A football Championship there are four groups of four, so the relegation final will be a straight play-off between the two lowest ranked teams (in terms of points won and scoring difference) amongst the four bottom placed teams from the groups.
Placings as per Rule 6.21
Placing within groups in terms of both qualification and relegations will be determined as per general rule, follows:
  • if two teams are tied, it will be based on the head-to-head result
  • if three or more teams are tied, it will be based on scoring difference
Placing across groups will be determined by scoring difference.

Bon Secours Cork Football Championships

This weekend sees Round 2 of the Bon Secours Cork Football Championships. There are 26 games down for decision across 4 different grades. There will be 2 games streamed by Cork GAA Media partners, The Irish Examiner. These games are Eire Óg vs Mallow (Saturday 7.30pm) and Castlehaven vs Newcestown (Sunday 2pm)

Date Competition Round Fixture
Fri, Aug 14th @7.30pm PIFC C2 Macroom v Gabriel Rangers in Dunmanway
Sat, Aug 15th @3pm SAFC A2 O’Donovan Rossa v Ballingeary in Ballinacarriga
Sat, Aug 15th @3pm SAFC B2 Kiskeam v Bantry Blues in Clondrohid
Sat, Aug 15th @5pm PSFC B2 Carbery Rangers v Ilen Rovers in Leap
Sat, Aug 15th @5pm PIFC B2 Cill Na Martra v St. Vincent’s in Coachford
Sat, Aug 15th @5pm PIFC B2 Naomh Aban v Knocknagree in Banteer (venue change)
Sat, Aug 15th @7pm IAFC A2 Millstreet v Ballinora in Macroom
Sat, Aug 15th @7pm IAFC B2 Dromtarriffe v Ballydesmond in Boherbue
Sat, Aug 15th @7pm IAFC B2 Rockchapel v Kinsale in Donoughmore
Sat, Aug 15th @7pm IAFC C2 Mitchelstown v Adrigole in Carrigadrohid
Sat, Aug 15th @7.30pm SAFC B2 Mallow v Eire Óg in Mourneabbey Streamed by Irish Examiner
Sat, Aug 15th @7.30pm PSFC C2 Nemo Rangers v Bishopstown in Páirc Uí Rinn
Sun, Aug 16th @2pm PSFC A2 St. Finbarr’s v Carrigaline in Páirc Uí Chaoimh
Sun, Aug 16th @2pm PSFC A2 Ballincollig v Clonakilty in Enniskeane
Sun, Aug 16th @2pm PSFC B2 Castlehaven v Newcestown in Skibbereen Streamed by Irish Examiner
Sun, Aug 16th @2pm SAFC A2 St. Nick’s v St. Michael’s in Caherlag (venue change)
Sun, Aug 16th @2pm IAFC D2 Aghabullogue v Kilshannig in Cullen (venue change)
Sun, Aug 16th @3pm SAFC C2 Fermoy v Clyda Rovers in Killavullen (time change)
Sun, Aug 16th @3pm PIFC A2 Newmarket v Aghada in Grenagh
Sun, Aug 16th@3pm PIFC A2 Na Piarsaigh v Castletownbere in Inchigeela
Sun, Aug 16th@3pm IAFC D2 Kildorrery v Glanmire in Rathcormac
Sun, Aug 16th @4pm PSFC C2 Valley Rovers v Douglas in Ovens
Sun, Aug 16th @4pm SAFC C2 Dohenys v Bandon in Ahiohill
Sun, Aug 16th @7pm PIFC C2 Kanturk v Nemo Rangers in Glantane
Sun, Aug 16th @7pm IAFC A2 St. Finbarr’s v Glenville in Carrignavar
Sun, Aug 16th @7pm IAFC C2 Glanworth v Mayfield in Blarney