Cork Senior Hurling team to play Galway has been announced

Cork Senior hurling team will play Galway in round 5 of the Allianz Hurling Leagues has been announced.

  1. Patrick Collins, Ballinhassig
  2. Ger Millerick, Fr. O’ Neills
  3. Damien Cahalane, St Finbarrs
  4. Sean O’Donoghue, Inniscarra
  5. Tim O’Mahony, Newtownshandrum
  6. Mark Coleman, Blarney
  7. Eoin Cadogan, Douglas
  8. Luke Meade, Newcestown
  9. Darragh Fitzgibbon, Charleville
  10. Conor Cahalane, St Finbarrs
  11. Seamus Harnedy, St. Itas
  12. Shane Barrett, Blarney
  13. Shane Kingston, Douglas
  14. Patrick Horgan, Glen Rovers
  15. Jack O’ Connor, Sarsfields
  16. Ger Collins, Ballinhassig
  17. Sean O’Leary Hayes, Midleton
  18. Daire Connery, Na Piarsaigh
  19. Niall Cashman, Blackrock
  20. Robert Downey, Glen Rovers
  21. Billy Hennessy, St. Finbarrs
  22. Tadgh Deasy, Blackrock
  23. Declan Dalton, Fr. O’ Neills
  24. Robbie O’ Flynn, Erins Own
  25. Alan Cadogan, Douglas
  26. Alan Connolly, Blackrock

Cork Football team to play Westmeath has been announced

Cork Senior team to play Westmeath on Saturday in Allianz Football League Play-Off has been announced.

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

RedFM Hurling Leagues

RedFM Hurling Leagues commence

This year’s Hurling leagues will be run in a Cup format with 8 leagues with two groups of 4 teams from Division 1 to 7 and Division 8 just one group with five teams involved.

This weekend fixtures are listed below and you can check out competition groups

Fixtures from 10/06/2021 to 18/06/2021


RedFM Hurling League 1A

18:00 Blackrock                vs Glen Rovers    @ Church Rd

RedFM Hurling League 2A

19:00 Killeagh                   vs Douglas           @ Killeagh

RedFM Hurling League 2B

19:30 Newtownshandrum     vs                    Erins Own       @ Newtownshandrum

RedFM Hurling League 5B

18:00 Dungourney            vs Kildorrery       @ Dungourney

RedFM Hurling League 7A

18:00 Midleton                  vs Ballygarvan    @ Midleton



RedFM Hurling League 1B

14:00 St Finbarrs               vs Bride Rovers   @ Togher

14:00 Bishopstown           vs Midleton         @ Midleton

RedFM Hurling League 2B

12:00 Na Piarsaigh            vs Ballyhea          @ Na Piarsaigh

RedFM Hurling League 3A

12:00 Carrigtwohill           vs Cloyne            @ Carrigtwohill

RedFM Hurling League 4A

12:00 Bandon                    vs Youghal          @ Bandon

12:00 Watergrasshill         vs Ballincollig     @ Watergrasshill

RedFM Hurling League 4B

11:30 Fermoy                    vs Carrigaline      @ Fermoy

12:00 Castlelyons              vs Mayfield         @ Castleyons

RedFM Hurling League 5B

12:00 Inniscarra                vs Milford           @ Ballyanley

RedFM Hurling League 6A

12:00 Kilbrittain                vs Aghada           @ Kilbrittain

RedFM Hurling League 6B

12:00 Argideen Rangers   vs St Catherines @ Timoleague

12:00 Dripsey                    vs Na Piarsaigh   @ Dripsey

RedFM Hurling League 7A

12:00 Russell Rovers        vs Grenagh          @ Russell Rovers

RedFM Hurling League 7B

11:00 Glen Rovers            vs St Finbarrs      @ Glen Rovers

12:00 Douglas                   vs Aghabullogue @ Douglas

RedFM Hurling League 8

12:00 Sarsfields                 vs Ballinhassig    @ Riverstown

12:30 Cloughduv               vs Castlemartyr   @ Cloughduv



RedFM Hurling League 1A

19:30 Sarsfields                 vs Newcestown   @ Riverstown



Cork Red FM Hurling Leagues Launched

Red FM have been confirmed as sponsors of Cork GAA Hurling leagues for what is the 12th year of the sponsorship agreement. Speaking at the launch in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork GAA Chairperson Marc Sheehan said “ We are delight that its year 12 of the agreement with Red FM and we are looking forward with hope and expectations to the games when the start”

Speaking at the launch Ruairi O’Hagan, Sports Editor at Cork’s RedFM said “we’re absolutely thrilled to continue our association with the RedFM Hurling Leagues for 2021.

“The leagues have been going strength to strength and improving each year, and we are delighted to be part of it. “The very best of luck to all the teams for their campaigns ahead. We look forward to speaking to you on the Big Red Bench (Saturdays and Sundays from 6) as the leagues progress.”

The Red FM hurling leagues start on Thursday June 10th .

Pictures courtesy of Cian O’ Brien

Sounds of summer: The secrets behind the Páirc Uí Chaoimh playlist

Ciarán O’Regan provides the music in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on match days, leaning on his experience with Red FM. Counting down your top 20. He spoke with The Irish Examiner 

1: It’s a long enough day. I’ve to be there two hours before the game, really, because there has to be music playing before the gates open to let people to come in.

There are speakers set up outside the stadium and people gather and meet there before coming in — when there isn’t a pandemic, obviously — so you want to build the atmosphere for them.

2: We don’t have any guidelines from Croke Park. There were (guidelines) one time, and basically it had to be Irish music played in the stadium.

There were ways around that, though. The Rihanna and Calvin Harris song, We Found Love, had its video filmed in the North of Ireland, so that went down as an ‘Irish’ song, technically.

Other songs with Irish producers, or Irish members of the band, would also qualify. One Direction would qualify because Niall Horan is Irish.

3: A couple of years ago Michael Byrne, the event controller in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, asked me to get involved: He was saying he wanted upbeat music to create an atmosphere. In the last few years Limerick and Thurles would have been playing music that wasn’t Irish in any shape or form, so we followed suit.

4: Last year for Cork-Kerry in football I was going to line up ‘Thunderstruck’ for after Kerry came out — there were about 40 seconds until the beat kicked in, so I was thinking the crowd would be building up nicely, then Cork would come out . . . it was all timed to perfection to give Cork a boost, all worked out, but of course there were no crowds at all because of Covid so it didn’t work as well.

5: Because there were no crowds we probably had a bit more leeway than usual last year. We do our own thing with the music as a result, more or less, but if there’s one place it has little enough impact it’s out in the middle of the field.

On the pitch itself, you can’t really hear anything because of the way the speakers are fitted — they’re facing into the stand.

6: The only complaints we ever get really are from stewards, that the music is too loud, but there’s more to it than that.

The speakers in the Páirc are all at the same level and we can’t change them, we’ve gone to the amp room to try to change them but we can’t.

If you’re walking up from the lower tier to the premium section of the South Stand, there are speakers in that concrete area and the noise really reverberates there, it’s very loud. It’s the same level as the speakers on the roof, but the latter don’t sound as loud because they’re so high up.

The ones down in the concrete area of the stand are very loud and stewards have to man that area for the whole day. I appreciate where they’re coming from when they say it’s too loud, absolutely.

7: One other issue is the TV studio in the North Stand because it’s an outside studio, close to the speakers, whereas the studio in the South Stand is soundproof.

That’s one reason I’m down on the sideline. There’s a connection box near the fourth official and another connection box in the control room, but you can’t hear the levels if you’re in the control room, so I have to go to the sideline to hear them.

8: We had teething problems, obviously. At the start, the music we were playing on the speakers also played in the dressing rooms.

When one particular reporter was giving out about The Cranberries’ ‘Dreams’ playing three or four times in a row one day, that was being piped into the dressing rooms as well, but that’s been fixed since.

When I’m not there Terry Brady, the IT officer, steps in and he’s very good. We work off one playlist — it’s private, you can’t look it up — and whoever is on plays the national anthem.

9: The anthem is a bit nerve-wracking because obviously you don’t want to mess that up, you want the anthem to play properly. If I’m playing everything on level 20 according to the laptop, the anthem goes up to level 50. That’s loud but the TV cameras can pick it up at least — there’s no feed directly of the anthem into the cameras.

10: The fanfare when teams come out in Croke Park, we wanted to use that so it’d be uniform across the stadia, but we couldn’t get it because Croke Park wanted to keep it unique and distinctive for the national stadium.

We thought about using the Barrack Street Band, to record them playing a fanfare and then use that for the teams coming out onto the field, but it didn’t work out in the end. In any case we sorted out a different fanfare.

11: Everything is timed to the second on match day. If a manager has his lads revved up he’ll let them out 30 or 40 seconds earlier and people don’t notice, but we’re trying to make sure the music isn’t cut off, to get the fanfare right for when the players come out, cueing up the anthem so it starts and ends just at the right time before throw-in.

In Croke Park there are cameras in the tunnel leading to the dressing rooms, so the control room lads there can see when the players are coming out.

That’s another reason we’re down on the sideline, because we don’t have that facility. We have someone with a walkie-talkie running from one end to the other to tell me when the teams are coming out so we can announce that and play the fanfare as they come out of the tunnel.

12: We don’t take requests, no. Not in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, anyway. The music varies from stadium to stadium — you’ll hear very old-fashioned stuff in some venues while we’d play stuff that’s recent enough.

After every Munster final, say, you’d play a song for the winning county. I’d waited a couple of years until last December for a chance to play ‘The Banks’ after Cork won a title, when they won the U20 hurling final against Tipperary.

13: A couple of years ago Kerry beat Cork in the Munster football final, so I played ‘The Rose of Tralee’ after the minor final and the senior final because Kerry won.

Some people on Twitter went bonkers over it, saying we should have played ‘The Banks’ and ran them out of it. I was back on Red FM that evening and explained the reasons why.

It’s the right thing to do, and all the stadia do the same.

14: I’ve played ‘Slievenamon’, ‘The Rose of Tralee’, ’The Banks’ — if Limerick won a title in the Páirc it would either be ‘Limerick You’re A Lady’ or ‘Garryowen’ or The Cranberries’ ‘Dreams’.

Which reminds me, we haven’t had Clare or Waterford winning a title yet in Páirc Ui Chaoimh, so I’ll have to make sure we have songs lined up for them. Tipperary, Cork, and Kerry have very recognisable songs.

15: By the way, that Cranberries song is the Limerick team song. Last year when the dressing rooms weren’t being used, the teams got ready in the concourse area so you could hear the music they were playing to get themselves ready, and Limerick were playing ‘Dreams’ before the game. And it was as loud as anything we’d play ourselves in the stadium.

16: Tipperary play ‘Right Here, Right Now’ by Fatboy Slim, another song to build fellas up. It’s a good song, but it’s a Tipperary song, and if you played that before a Cork-Tipp game in the Munster hurling championship you’d be teeing up Tipperary, even though most of the people in the stadium wouldn’t be aware of that.

Every team has their own music selection, and you could hear that, obviously, when they weren’t in the dressing rooms last year.

17: There are other ways to appeal to as many people as possible. A lot of people will know the song ‘Insomnia’ by Faithless, for instance, but there’s a remix with a Celtic feel to it, so I often include that.

The people who know the original recognise that, but the people who prefer traditional music have something they’ll like as well.

18: The mix in the crowd is something you have to be aware of. I like All Tvvins’ ‘Darkest Ocean’, for instance, but there’s some cursing in it, and you don’t want parents coming up to complain, or TV, so you have to watch out for that, too.

In fairness, people aren’t bringing their kids to a match for that.

19: Sometimes you can throw something in to see if it catches on — Peter Bjorn and John’s Young Folks is an incredibly catchy song, and I’ve played it on occasion just to see if people are whistling it later on in the day. And that’s happened a few times.

20: Overall you have to be safe, for want of a better term. As I say, it’s a very diverse crowd, when there is a crowd.

But I play as much Cork as I can — The Sultans of Ping, The Frank And Walters. It’s a Cork venue after all.

The stadium hitlist

  • We Found Love — Rihanna and Calvin Harris
  • Best Song Ever — One Direction
  • Thunderstruck — AC DC
  • Insomnia — Faithless
  • Right Here Right Now — Fatboy Slim
  • Dreams — The Cranberries
  • Slievenamon — The Wolfe Tones
  • The Rose of Tralee — Christy Moore
  • The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee — Seán O Sé
  • Limerick You’re A Lady — Paddy Reilly
  • Young Folks — Peter Bjorn and John
  • Darkest Ocean — All Tvvins
  • Where’s Me Jumper — The Sultans of Ping
  • After All — The Frank and Walters.

Cork Starting team to play Limerick

Cork team to play Limerick on Saturday in Round 4 of Allianz Hurling League has been announced.

  1. Patrick Collins, Ballinhassig
  2. Sean O’Leary Hayes, Midleton
  3. Damien Cahalane, St Finbarrs
  4. Niall O’ Leary, Castlelyons
  5. Ger Millerick, Fr. O’ Neills
  6. Mark Coleman, Blarney (Captain)
  7. Robert Downey, Glen Rovers
  8. Billy Hennessy, St. Finbarrs
  9. Daire Connery, Na Piarsaigh
  10. Conor Cahalane, St Finbarrs
  11. Shane Kingston, Douglas
  12. Robbie O’ Flynn, Erins Own
  13. Alan Cadogan, Douglas
  14. Declan Dalton, Fr. O’ Neills
  15. Jack O’ Connor, Sarsfields
  16. Ger Collins, Ballinhassig
  17. Cormac O’ Brien, Newtownshandrum
  18. Niall Cashman, Blackrock
  19. Daire O’ Leary, Watergrasshill
  20. James O’ Flynn, Erins Own
  21. Luke Meade, Newcestown
  22. Sean Twomey, Courcey Rovers
  23. Shane Barrett, Blarney
  24. Tadgh Deasy, Blackrock
  25. Alan Connolly, Blackrock
  26. Patrick Horgan, Glen Rovers

GAA Injury Benefit Fund 2021

Please find attached a copy of the 2021 GAA Injury Benefit Fund summary document outlining the terms and benefits of the Fund. Cover is effective from June 1 2021 – May 31 2022. It would be appreciated if this information is shared with your playing members \ executive so that they are aware of what the Fund is, the benefits available and the exclusions that apply.


Important points to note



Each unit will receive an invoice email detailing their fees for the 2021 cover. Registration for the Fund will be via Foireann. Please review the teams within Foireann requiring cover and register accordingly.  Registration and payment must be completed by August 20, 2021.



Payment for the 2021 fees must be received in full by Friday August 20 2021. Payment will only be accepted via Stripe. Once teams are registered on Foireann, the unit will be directed to pay via Stripe. It is important that if a unit has not a Stripe account set up that time is allowed for the set up and transfer of funds from a club account. If payment is received after August 20 2021, cover will only commence from that date until May 31 2022 and any unit that was entitled to a discount, will have that discount revoked.


Please see the attached link with regards to registering and payment  GAA | Player Injury Fund – Gaelic Athletic Association (



Following the decision of Ard Chomhairle to maintain the loss of wages cover within the Fund, all benefits remain the same. To allow the Association to manage the cost of the loss of wages benefit, a loss of wages claim will not be opened on the DWF Claims portal until a letter is provided from the player’s GP confirming that the player will be unable to work because of the Injury sustained.


Claims notification.

DWF Claims are the appointed claims administrators on the Fund and all claims are required to be notified within 60 days on the DWF Claims portal


Membership & Return to Play protocol

Any player seeking to benefit from the GAA Injury Benefit Fund must be a registered member of the Association at the time of injury and must be in compliance with all GAA return to play protocols.


Injury Fund Email Address

An Official GAA Injury Fund email address s available for all club injury fund administrators. Please note that for GDPR compliance purposes, DWF Claims will not deal with any non GAA email addresses. Please contact should your club require an email address.



Foireann support – please email

Calculation of claims bands and queries on cover – please email

Accessing Injury Fund Claims portal & claims queries – please email

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Covid 19 updates

Please find attached revised guidelines relating to the latest Government announcement last Friday.

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