Jim Forbes Cup

On Sunday, the winner of the Co-Op Superstores Senior A Hurling Championship, will be presented with the Jim Forbes cup. Jim was a former Chairman of the Cork County Board between 2003 and 2005. and also served in roles as PRO (1997 – 1999) , Vice-Chairman (2000 – 2002) and Youth Officer (1989 – 1991) in his native county. At provincial level, he was elected PRO of the Munster GAA Council in 2008 for a three-year term.

At the time of his death, Jim was the Treasurer of the Carrigdhoun division and the Chairman of the Rebel Óg central region along with being a Vice -President of Cork GAA.

He was a member of the Carrigaline club and also previously served as Chairman of the GAA’s Central Appeals Committee.

The Jim Forbes cup was presented by the Carrigdhoun division to Cork GAA this week.

Castlelyons vs Blarney – Co-Op Superstores Premier Intermediate Hurling Final

On Saturday Castlelyons will play Blarney in the final of the Co-Op Superstores Premier Intermediate Hurling Final (Seamus Long Cup). The game will have a 7pm throw in at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh and will be streamed by The Irish Examiner. Both teams have met already in the championship when Castlelyons defeated Blarney 1-20 to 1-14. The programme for tonights game can be found here

Paths to the final

Round 1

Inniscarra 0-12 Blarney 1-23

Castlelyons 3-20 Blackrock 0-14

Round 2

Blarney1-14 Castlelyons 1-20

Round 3

Inniscarra 1-21 Castlelyons 3-18

Blarney 2-23 Blackrock 1-13

Quarter Final

Blarney 3-14 Ballincollig 1-19

Semi Final

Castlelyons 1-23 Courcey Rovers 1-17

Carrigaline 1-12 Blarney 4-20


County Championship continues this weekend.

This weekend sees action in both the Co-Op Superstores County Hurling Championships and the Bon Secours County Football Championships.
In hurling there is 3 county finals for decision. First up on Saturday will be Blarney vs Castlelyons in the Premier Intermediate Hurling Final. This game will have a 7pm throw in at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh and will be streamed live by The Irish Examiner. On Sunday there is 2 more hurling finals down for decision. Charleville will play Fr O’ Neills at 12.30pm in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh in the Senior A Hurling Final and this game will also be streamed by the Irish Examiner. It is a 4pm throw in for the Premier Senior Hurling Final when Blackrock will play Glen Rovers and this game will be shown live on TG4.
The match programme for the 3 finals is now available to download https://gaacork.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Hurling-Final-programme.pdf

On Sunday Pairc Ui Rinn will host the 2 Semi Finals of the Bon Secours Premier Senior Football Championship. At 2pm defending champions Nemo Rangers will play Duhallow, while at 7pm Castlehaven will play St Finbarrs and both these games will be streamed live by The Irish Examiner. There is also Semi Final games in Senior A, Premier Intermediate and Intermediate Football grades and this weekend sees the commencement of the County Junior Championship in A, B and C grades.

Date Comp Round Fixture
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm PIFC SF Cill Na Martra v Kanturk in Mallow (change of venue)
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm IAFC SF Glanworth v Rockchapel in Dromina
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm JAHC QF Brian Dillons v Dromtarriffe in Ovens (change of venue)
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm JAHC QF Lisgoold v Inniscarra in Carrignavar (change of venue)
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm JBFC R1 Deel Rovers v Ballinacurra in Castlelyons (change of venue)
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm JBFC R1 Kilbrin v Goleen in Coachford
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm JBFC R1 Randal Óg v Shanballymore in Grenagh
Sat, Oct 3rd @3pm JBFC R1 Doneraile v Abbey Rovers in Ballyclough
Sat, Oct 3rd @4pm JAHC QF Clonakilty v Kinsale in Bandon (change of time)
Sat, Oct 3rd @5pm JBFC R1 St. John’s v Garnish in Inchigeela (change of time / venue)
Sat, Oct 3rd @7pm PIHC Final Castlelyons v Blarney in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh – Streamed by Irish Examiner
Sun, Oct 4th @12.30pm SAHC Final Charleville v Fr. O’Neill’s in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh  – Streamed by Irish Examiner
Sun, Oct 4th @2pm PSFC SF Nemo Rangers v Duhallow in Páirc UÍ Rinn  – Streamed by Irish Examiner
Sun, Oct 4th @2pm SAFC SF O’Donovan Rossa v Eire Óg in Clonakilty
Sun, Oct 4th @2pm IAFC SF Mitchelstown v Aghabullogue in Mallow
Sun, Oct 4th @2pm JBFC R1 Dripsey v Glengarriffe in Ballingeary
Sun, Oct 4th @2pm JCFC QF Ballyphehane v Lough Rovers in Ballinlough
Sun, Oct 4th @2pm JCFC QF Lismire v Rathpeacon in Killavullen
Sun, Oct 4th @2pm JCFC QF Gleann Na Laoi v Rochestown in Ballincollig
Sun, Oct 4th @3pm JBHC R1 Bantry Blues v Belgooly in Enniskeane (change of time)
Sun, Oct 4th @3pm JCFC QF Freemount v Araglen in Castletownroche (note time)
Sun, Oct 4th @4pm PSHC Final Glen Rovers v Blackrock in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh – Live on TG4
Sun, Oct 4th @7pm PSFC SF Castlehaven v St. Finbarr’s / Newcestown in Páirc Uí Rinn  – Streamed by Irish Examiner

County Final programme

This weekends match programme for the 3 Co-Op Superstores Cork Hurling Finals is now available to download. There will be no match programmes on sale in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh this weekend.

Please click the link below to view/download match programme for this weekends County Finals

Hurling Final programme

Covid Guidelines

Further to the circular below from Croke Park, Cork GAA again reminds all of our members attending both adult and underage finals over the coming weeks to please comply with current guidelines.
Obviously, there are heightened emotions at such games, but we must be aware of our wider responsibilities as parents, coaches, players and officials.
Therefore, we ask that all members continue to show the discipline which facilitated the return of games in July, by maintaining social distancing and reducing contacts in line with guidelines.

A Rúnaí a chara,

 As part of our policy of reviewing our Covid restrictions on an ongoing basis and following engagement with NPHET, we are requesting that all of our units actively discourage huddles before, during and after games in the days and weeks ahead.

 We are also asking for all of our teams to avoid the following:

  • Team photographs (unless in seated area conforming to social distancing)
  • Shaking hands with other players and personnel
  • Celebrations and commiserations involving close physical contact

Players are also expected to:

  • follow Public Health Advice with respect to personal hygiene and etiquette
  • social distance from broadcasters if and when being interviewed
  • refrain from swapping their shirts
  • avoid congregating in indoor areas or passing through pitch-side tunnels at the same time as opponents.
These guidelines should be discussed with all teams who are still involved in competitions.

We appreciate the challenges some of these restrictions pose but as public health measures and as part of GAA efforts to tackle the spread of the virus, compliance is crucial.

Is Muidne,

Seán Ó hÓráin   Tomás Ó Riain

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