2021 Official Guide


Please find below, updated 2021 Official Guide.


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Cork win but miss out on Semi-Final place

Allianz Football League Division 2 South

CORK 0-22 CLARE 1-18

By Eoin Brennan at Cusack Park

Cork may have edged the honours but it was Clare that still reaped the rewards as a minimum defeat was sufficient to secure a Division 2 Semi-Final place on score difference this afternoon.

With Kildare comfortably overcoming Laois, all eyes were on Cusack Park as Cork needed to win by at least three to force a play-off and four to leapfrog their hosts into the penultimate stage as Clare, Cork and Kildare all finished level on four points apiece.

With the sides level on no fewer than ten occasions over the contest and as late as the 73rd minute, it proved an exceedingly tense finale before John O’Rourke popped up with the winning point with almost the last kick of the game.

Clare just needed to protect their goal so maintaining a third successive clean sheet proved essential to staving off any threat of relegation as instead Colm Collins’ side are now only potentially 70 minutes away from promotion to Division 1.

A seesaw opening period saw both sides enjoy their periods of dominance, a pattern that would remain right up to the final whistle. The visitors started the brighter, with points from Luke Connolly, Tadhg Corkery, Paul Walsh and John O’Rourke nudging them 0-4 to 0-1 clear by the sixth minute.

However, Clare were sparked into life only two minutes later when David Tubridy was hauled down on his path to goal to earn a penalty that he duly dispatched himself to level matters at 1-1 to 0-4. Buoyed by that score, Clare would kick four of the next five, three from Tubridy, to carve out a 1-5 to 0-5 advantage by the first water break.

With time to regroup, Cork stormed into the second quarter, with six unanswered points in as many minutes, including an immediate hat-trick for substitute Cathail O’Mahony, to turn a three point deficit into a three point cushion by the 30th minute at 0-11 to 1-05.

A shellshocked Clare did bounce back off the ropes though, thanks in the main to midfield duo Cathal O’Connor and Darren O’Neill, and by the break, only trailed by the minimum at 0-12 to 1-08.

Once the home side commenced the new half with successive points through Pearse Lillis and captain Eoin Cleary, the tie would go blow-for-blow for the remainder as the sides were locked together five more times by the turn of the final quarter at 1-13 to 0-16.

With Cork’s need being greater, the fresh legs of O’Mahony and Brian Hurley did put the visitors on the front foot going down the final straight until the latter was dismissed for a second yellow card in the 63rd minute.

A brace of Eoin Cleary frees and a worthy leveller from newcomer Aaron Griffin appeared to suggest a fair splitting of the spoils. However, John O’Rourke’s late winner halted Clare from taking top spot in the group but couldn’t stop the home side from setting up a semi-final against Mayo.

Cork meanwhile face Westmeath in a relegation play-off also in a fortnight’s time.

Scorers for Clare: David Tubridy (1-8, 1-0 Pen, 6f); Eoin Cleary (0-4, 3f); Gavin Cooney, Cathal O’Connor, Darren O’Neill, Pearse Lillis, Darragh Bohannon, Aaron Griffin (0-1 each)

Scorers for Cork: Cathail O’Mahony (0-5, 1’45); Luke Connolly (3f), John O’Rourke (0-4 each); Tadhg Corkery, Brian Hurley (0-2 each); Paul Walsh, Kevin O’Driscoll, Sean White, Ian Maguire, Mattie Taylor (0-1 each)

CLARE: Stephen Ryan; Ciaran Russell, Cillian Brennan, Kevin Harnett; Cian O’Dea, Sean Collins, Daniel Walsh; Darren O’Neill, Cathal O’Connor; Darragh Bohannon, Eoin Cleary, Pearse Lillis; Gavin Cooney, David Tubridy, Joe McGann. Subs: Dean Ryan for Harnett (22), Conall Ó hÁiniféin for Ryan (HT), Emmet McMahon for Walsh (53), Keelan Sexton for Cooney (60), Aaron Griffin for McGann (60), Cormac Murray for O’Neill (66)

CORK: Mícheál Martin; Sean Powter, Daniel O’Mahony, Kevin Flahive; Tadhg Corkery, Sean Meehan, Mattie Taylor; Ian Maguire, Paul Walsh; Sean White, Ruairi Deane, Kevin O’Driscoll; John O’Rourke, Cíaran Sheehan, Luke Connolly. Subs: Cian Kiely for O’Mahony (11), Cathail O’Mahony for Sheehan (22), Brian Hurley for White (43), Mark Collins for Walsh (43), Paul Ring for Powter (51), Kevin O’Donovan for Corkery (51), Damien Gore for Connolly (64)

Referee: Derek O’Mahoney (Tipperary)

Cul Camps update from Ard Stiúrthóir

Please find attached correspondence from the Ard Stiúrthóir about this year’s Cúl Camps.

Summer 2020 came and went with its own challenges.  Fortunately for the GAA, one of the shinning lights throughout the turmoil and uncertainty of Summer 2021 was the successful coordination of the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps in over 700 club venues with almost 73,000 children participating.


I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to all Club Volunteers and Games Development Staff for their collective input, effort, and enthusiasm in getting the camps across the line.  This was not an easy task.


We are now a year on and preparing for Summer 2021.  Likewise, this summer, we are even more mindful of the reality that Covid-19 is still with us however, we will continue to rely on governmental guidance and relevant authorities to ensure all reasonable safety measures and protocols are adhered to in the rollout of our camps.


We always endeavour to implement high standards when rolling out our camps and now more than ever our responsibility to do so is even greater.  I refer your attention to the attached Association GAA Camp Policy and Guidance document which will assist camp organisers in their work this year.


Please take time to read the contents of the attached document.

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The attached contains important information for those organising our Camps and references our best practices when working with children and young people.  For example, our agreed adult to child ratios and the roles and practices of Coaches, Supervisors and Camp Assistants. Camp operational checklist are also available at; https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/co-ordinator/

The camp planning document (this applies to all camps in line with policy) will be sent to you via your County Games Development Manager (CGDM). This document is pre-populated and must be updated specific to your own venue and camp. When hosting a camp, please ensure the document is fully completed and submitted. A link will be circulated with the planning document to upload. Once uploaded and submitted, this document will automatically be sent to the CGDM for approval. You will be notified by email if it is approved or declined subject to the information submitted.


A further document will be sent closer to the commencement of your camp to collate camp coach’s information.


The good practice guidance contained in our Code of Behaviour (Underage) applies to all games and activities held in clubs, schools and at our Camps. The agreed guidelines are structured to ensure that children and young people not only enjoy the Camps we organise but do so in a safe and developmental environment.  Further information is available in the GAA’s Code of Behaviour at;  https://www.gaa.ie/api/pdfs/image/upload/ukepuvlq3qhyie10jfqy.pdf


This year’s participants are more excited than ever for the upcoming Camps.  The camps will allow children nationwide the much-anticipated opportunity to get active and interactive with people their own age.


The successful collaboration between volunteers and staff is evident due to the participation numbers recorded at both club and Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps.


Finally, I would like to wish volunteers and staff alike every success this summer in providing games opportunities for children in a safe and fun environment.


Is mise le meas

Tomás Ó Riain

Ard Stiúrthóir

Cork Credit Unions Football Leagues

Cork Credit Unions Football Leagues will commence on June 7th 2021

This year’s football leagues will be run in a Cup format with 7 leagues with two groups of 4 teams from Division 1 to 6 and Division 7 just one group with five teams involved.










Match Day : Allianz Football League Cork vs Clare

Allianz Football League Cork vs Clare

Cork will play Clare in Ennis on Sunday in Round 3 of Allianz Football League.

The Cork team to play was announced on Thursday. Check it out below,



All you need to know about the game

Where is the game on and what time is throw-in?
The game will take place in Cusack Park in Ennis on Sunday, 30 May.

Throw-in for 1.45pm.

What TV channel is it on and can I stream it?
The game will be shown live on TG4 as part of their GAA BEO coverage.

Coverage for the game will begin at 1.15 pm with throw-in 30 minutes later.

Viewers looking to stream the game can do so live through the TG4 streaming service here.

It will be live on C103 and updates on RTE Sport, Cork’s 96fm, and Redfm

Who can qualify for the semi-final

The top two in each group of four goes through to their respective divisional semi-finals, while the bottom two play-off in a relegation semi-final.

The winners of the divisional semi-finals gain promotion, while the losers of the relegation semi-finals are relegated.

If teams finish on equal points, their placings will be decided on the following:

Where two or more teams finish level on points:

1 – The winner of the meeting between the two sides (if just two).

2 – Points difference.

3 – Highest total scores.

4 – Highest total points.

5 – A play-off.


Division 2 South Table

1. Clare 4 (+10)

2. Cork 2 (+4)

3. Kildare 2 (+1)

4. Laois 0 (-15)




Statement on behalf of Cork Gaa

A Chara,
Please find attached, a statement from Cork GAA in relation to an issue of financial governance which has been reviewed by the Cork GAA Executive recently, in conjunction with our Audit and Risk Committee.
An interim report has been issued to the Executive for consideration. 
Due to commercially and personally sensitive content, it is summarised in the attached statement. 
This matter will be discussed at our scheduled County Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 1st



Cork GAA Statement

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2021 Munster Minor and Under 20 Championship Fixtures Confirmed

The dates, times and venues for the 2021 Munster Minor and Under 20 Championships were confirmed at a meeting of Munster Council on Thursday evening May 27th.

The EirGrid GAA Football Under 20 Munster Championship is the first underage competition to commence on Thursday July 8th followed by the Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Hurling Under 20 Championship on Monday July 12th.
The Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship begins on Wednesday July 14th while the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship gets underway on Wednesday July 21st.
July will be a feast of Munster Championship Hurling and Football with 24 games taking place between July 3rd and July 30th with both Minor Finals taking place on August 9th (Hurling) and August 11th (Football) respectively.

Cork GAA Commercial Director Job Advert

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the role of Cork GAA Commercial Director.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing commercial leadership and insights, to enable Cork GAA to deliver on its strategic objective of maximising commercial opportunities, while delivering financial stability and creating a future sustainable organisation.

Candidates interested in the role can apply by submitting an up-to-date cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to jobapplications@gaa.ie by 3pm on Monday May 31st.

Duties and criteria below.


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 Commercial Director

Cork GAA


Cumann Lúthchleas Gael is Ireland’s leading sporting and cultural organisation with membership approaching one million people and in excess of 500,000 playing participants at all levels. Inspired by its amateur status and supported by the voluntary efforts of all its members, the GAA devotes its entire resources to the development of Gaelic Games and Culture nationally and in local communities.


The Role

Coiste Chontae Chorcaí CLG/Cork County GAA Committee (County Committee) is now seeking a suitably qualified professional, to fill the role of Commercial Director with responsibility for commercial management in County Cork. The successful candidate will be primarily based in Páirc Ui Chaoimh and will report to the Cork GAA CEO and will be responsible for providing commercial leadership and insights, to enable Cork GAA to deliver on its strategic objective of maximising commercial opportunities, while delivering financial stability and creating a future sustainable organisation.


Duties shall include but shall not be limited to:

  • Develop the role of the Commercial Director within the vibrant and dynamic team based in Páirc Uí Chaoimh and act as the main point of contact for all existing and potential Commercial opportunities across Cork GAA;
  • Negotiate and manage the current and future sponsorship/commercial agreements/client requirements for all major competitions, teams, stadium naming rights, premium seats and all other opportunities for commercial partnerships across Cork GAA;
  • Develop and grow the Rebels’ Bounty fundraising project in partnerships with the Clubs and County Executive;
  • Build a strong and accessible database of current and potential clients, sponsors and corporate partners within the Cork region and further afield;
  • Develop effective business relationships with all public relations bodies and multimedia, especially television, radio and print media, and various sponsors, in line with Association policy and objectives;
  • Develop and deliver “impact” advertising space both in-stadium as part of main sponsorship relationships and a range of high-visibility options, positioned at key locations around Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Páirc Uí Rinn;
  • Provide full support to Cork GAA and its sub-committees, particularly One Cork, as delegated by the Cork GAA CEO under the commercial function;
  • Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Cork GAA CEO.


Essential Criteria:

  • Third Level Qualification in a Business-related discipline;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a marketing or commercial role;
  • Commercially aware with the ability to operate at a Senior Level and provide valuable financial insights;
  • Proven successful experience in procurement and negotiation of commercial partnerships and sponsor relationships;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and experience of building strong business relationships and working with multiple stakeholders;
  • Resilient and capable of dealing with pressurised situations and deadlines.
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills and ability to negotiate change within the organisation.
  • Ability to manage people/resources and build and sustain good team relationships and manage conflict;
  • Strong organisational and analytical capabilities with attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated experience of effectively managing multiple projects and deadlines; evidence of adopting a hands-on approach to getting things done;
  • Excellent administrative and IT skills with a strong working knowledge of IT related packages and systems such as Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Enthusiastic and committed self-starter with a proactive approach to problem solving.


Desirable Criteria:

  • A passion for Gaelic Games and an understanding of the unique structures of the GAA;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Cork GAA;
  • Possess a deep understanding of the commercial aspects of sport.


Candidates interested in the above role can apply by submitting an up-to-date cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to jobapplications@gaa.ie by 3pm on Monday, May 31st .

Cork GAA is an equal opportunities employer.



Cork Football team to play Clare


Cork Football team to play Clare in Round 3 of Allianz Football League has been announced

  1.  Mícheál  Martin, Nemo Rangers
  2. Sean Powter, Douglas
  3. Daniel O’ Mahony, Knocknagree
  4. Kevin Flahive, Douglas
  5. Tadhg Corkery, Cill na Martra
  6. Sean Meehan, Kiskeam
  7. Mattie Taylor, Mallow
  8. Ian Maguire, St. Finbarrs
  9. Paul Walsh, Kanturk
  10. Sean White, Clonakilty
  11. Ruairi Deane, Bantry Blues
  12. Kevin O’ Driscoll, Tadhg MacCarthaigh
  13. John O’ Rourke, Carbery Rangers
  14. Cíaran Sheehan, Eire Og
  15. Luke Connolly, Nemo Rangers
  16. Anthony Casey, Kiskeam
  17. Paul Ring, Aghabullogue
  18. Kevin O’ Donovan, Nemo Rangers
  19. Liam O’ Donovan, Clonakilty
  20. Cian Kiely, Ballincollig
  21. Shane Forde, Na Piarsaigh
  22. Colm O’ Callaghan, Eire Og
  23. Mark Collins, Castlehaven
  24. Damien Gore, Kilmacabea
  25. Cathail O’ Mahony, Mitchelstown
  26. Brian Hurley, Castlehaven

Rebels’ Bounty Draw Results for May

Rebels’ Bounty Draw for May took place on Thursday night. Below are the winners