Result from week 1 of Bon Secours Football Championship

Bon Secours 2021 Premier Senior Football Championship:

Carbery Rangers 1-9, Eire Og 1-15 ; St Finbarrs 2-15, Ballincollig 1-17 ; Castlehaven 2-12, Newcestown 1-10 ; Nemo Rangers 0-11, Valley Rovers 1-9 ; Douglas 1-15, Carrigaline 0-9 ; Clonakilty 3-10, Ilen Rovers 0-11 ;

Bon Secours 2021 Senior A Football Championship:

O Donovan Rossa 1-13, Bandon 2-10 ; Fermoy 1-9, Mallow 0-14 ; Beal Athan Ghaorthaidh 2-13, Dohenys 1-8 ; Kiskeam 1-5, Knocknagree 1-15 ; Clyda Rovers 0-15, Bantry Blues 1-7 ;

Bon Secours 2021 Premier Intermediate Football Championship:

St Nicks 0-3, Kanturk 2-13 ; Macroom 2-10, Naomh Aban 1-18 ; Newmarket 0-14, Aghada 0-14 ; Cill na Martra 3-16, Nemo Rangers 2-8 ; St Vincents 1-9, Rockchapel 4-8 ; Castletownbere 1-16, Na Piarsaigh 2-8 ;

Bon Secours 2021 Intermediate A Football Championship:

Mitchelstown 1-11, Aghabullogue 3-10 ; Adrigole 0-10, Glenville 0-9 ; Kildorrery 0-5, Glanmire 5-13 ; Kilshannig 2-15, Glanworth 0-5 ; Millstreet 1-21, Kinsale 3-11 ; St Finbarrs 0-12, Iveleary 0-18 ; Gabriel Rangers 2-13, Ballinora 1-8 ; Dromtarriffe 1-18, Ballydesmond 2-14 ;

Bon Secours 2021 Junior B Football Championship: Abbey Rovers 2-13, Deel Rovers 3-14

Bon Secours 2021 Junior C Football Championship: Tullylease 0-5, Ballinacurra 1-11

 

Bon Secours Football Championships

This weekend sees the beginning of 2021 Bon Secours , Premier Senior, Senior A, Premier Intermediate, and Intermediate A Football Championships. The group of 4 format which proved to be of great success in 2020 will be again in use as 52 teams set out in the pursuit across 4 different grades . 

Once again this year, Bon Secours will sponsor the Football Championships and speaking at the launch, General Manager of Bon Secours Hospital Cork said

“We in Bon Secours are absolutely delighted to be involved with Cork GAA, and organisation like the Bons, that has a very proud history in Cork and is deeply rooted in the community and we are very proud to be involved as sponsor of the Cork Football Championships”   

Speaking at the launch, on behalf of Cork GAA Chairman Marc Sheehan said “We are delighted to have such generous sponsorship coming into year 2 of the agreement and we have developed a great relationship with the Bon Secours Hospital and they are really becoming associated with our Football Championships.”

The Cork GAA media partners The Irish Examiner will agin be streaming games throughout the Championship and this weekend will stream St Finbarrs vs Ballincollig

Cork County Senior and Intermediate Championships 2021

 

Following a comprehensive review process throughout 2018 and 2019, the Championship formats outlined below were approved at County Committee for a period of two years, 2020 and 2021. In 2021, this format will be implemented as outlined below, with a number of additional amendments which proved successful in 2020 and will be retained. Teams that are relegated in championships shall retain their league status as both competitions are now decoupled. Teams relegated to Junior A will retain their position in the County leagues. Plans to organise Junior regional leagues in partnership with the divisions have been postponed until 2022

  • 104 Club teams in total in the County Senior & Intermediate Championships by 2023
  • Four Grades in both Football and Hurling
    • Premier Senior -12 Club Teams
    • Senior A – 12 teams
    • Premier Intermediate – 12 teams
    • Intermediate A – 16 teams
  • Transition period across 2020 -2023 will see 16 teams remain in IAFC. LIHC will be abolished at end 2022 with IAHC then incorporating 16 teams. Format for selection of 4 extra teams in IAHC TBC.
  • Grades

Premier Senior Hurling Cship PSHC

Senior A Hurling Cship SAHC

Prem Intermediate Hurling Cship PIHC

Intermediate A Hurling Cship IAHC

Lower Intermediate Hurling Cship LIHC to end 2022 only

Premier Senior Football Cship PSFC

Senior A Football Cship SAFC

Premier Intermediate Football Cship PIFC

Intermediate A Football Cship IAFC

 

  • Seedings are based on final positions after the group stages in previous year, with promotion and relegation taking precedence.
  • Sequence of Group Games R1 (A v B, C v D); R2 (A v D, B v C); R3 (A v C, B v D).
  • Placings as per Rule 6.21
    • Placing within groups for qualification / relegation are in line with general rule, as 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.
    • also, placing across groups will be determined by points won and scoring difference.
  • Qualification two teams from each group qualify for the semi-finals / quarter-finals as outlined in each grade below.
  • Relegation ‘one up one down’.
  • Divisions / Colleges one team to enter at quarter-final stage of the Premier Senior Championships.
  • Draw Format & Procedure In all competitions with 12 teams (3 groups of 4), draws will take place as follows: There will be 3 Groups to be filled (labelled 1 to 3). There will be 3 top seeds, 3 second seeds, 3 third seeds and 3 fourth seeds. Firstly, the three top seeds will be placed in the bowl. Each will be drawn and placed in Groups A to C in order. Then, the three second seeds will be placed in the bowl. Each will be drawn and placed in Groups 1 to 3 in order. Then, the three C seeds will be placed in the bowl Each will be drawn and placed in Groups 1 to 3 in order. To conclude, the three D seeds will be placed in the bowl. Each will be drawn and placed in Groups 1 to 3 in order. *Exception For IAFC where there are 16 teams there will instead be four top seeds placed in the bowl. They will be drawn and placed in Groups 1 to 4 in order and so on.

 

Co-op Superstores Premier Senior Hurling Championship 2021

 

PSHC

  • 12 Club teams, 3 Groups of 4 teams, each with a top, second, third and fourth seed included,
  • 3 games each
  • Sequence of Group games: R1 (A v B, C v D); R2 (A v D, B v C);               R3 (A v C, B v D).
  • Divisional and College teams will play in their own competition, with one team gaining entry to the Championship proper at the quarter-final stage. This competition will see three seeded teams comprising of both colleges (UCC & MTU) and the top ranked divisional team from the previous season (Imokilly) progressing to the semi-finals, where they will be joined by the winner of the unseeded section comprising of all other divisional entries (Seandun / Duhallow / Muskerry).

 

Seed Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
A Glen Rovers Sarsfields Blackrock
B Douglas Na Piarsaigh Erins Own
C Newtownshandrum Midleton St. Finbarr’s
D Bishopstown Carrigtwohill Charleville

 

Qualification     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)

 

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. Repeat pairings in semi-finals will be avoided, with pairings being adjusted where necessary.

 

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.

 

Bon Secours Premier Senior Football Championship 2021

 

PSFC

  • 12 Club teams, 3 Groups of 4 teams, each with a top, second, third and fourth seed included,
  • 3 games each
  • Sequence of Group games: R1 (A v B, C v D); R2 (A v D, B v C);               R3 (A v C, B v D).
  • Divisional and College teams will play in their own competition, with one team gaining entry to the Championship proper at the quarter-final stage. This competition will see three seeded teams comprising of both colleges (UCC & MTU) and the top ranked divisional team from the previous season (Duhallow) progressing to the semi-finals, where they will be joined by the winner of the unseeded section comprising of all other divisional entries (Carbery / Imokilly / Muskerry).

 

Seed Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
A Nemo Rangers Castlehaven St. Finbarr’s
B Valley Rovers Newcestown Ballincollig
C Douglas Carbery Rangers Clonakilty
D Carrigaline Éire Óg Ilen Rovers

 

Qualification     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)

 

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. Repeat pairings in semi-finals will be avoided, with pairings being adjusted where necessary.

 

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.

Co-op Superstores Senior A Hurling Championship 2021

 

SAHC

12 teams, 3 Groups of 4 teams, each with a top, second, third and fourth seed included, 3 games each

 

Sequence of Group games: R1 (A v B, C v D);        R2 (A v D, B v C);               R3 (A v C, B v D).

 

Seed Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
A Kanturk Ballyhea Fr. O’Neill’s
B Bandon Bride Rovers Newcestown
C Fermoy Ballymartle Cloyne
D Blarney Mallow Killeagh

 

 

 

 

Qualification     Two teams will progress from each group of four to the play-off stages. This will result in six teams qualifying, 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)

 

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. Repeat pairings in semi-finals will be avoided, with pairings being adjusted where necessary.

 

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.

 

 

Bon Secours Senior A Football Championship 2021

 

SAFC

12 teams, 3 Groups of 4 teams, each with a top, second, third and fourth seed included, 3 games each

 

Sequence of Group games: R1 (A v B, C v D);        R2 (A v D, B v C);               R3 (A v C, B v D).

 

Seed Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
A O’Donovan Rossa Bishopstown Fermoy
B Bandon St. Michael’s Mallow
C Béal Áth an Ghaorthaigh Kiskeam Clyda Rovers
D Dohenys Knocknagree Bantry Blues

 

Qualification     Two teams will progress from each group of four to the play-off stages. This will result in six teams qualifying, 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)

 

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. Repeat pairings in semi-finals will be avoided, with pairings being adjusted where necessary.

 

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.

 

 

Co-op Superstores Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship 2021

 

PIHC

12 teams, 3 Groups of 4 teams, each with a top, second, third and fourth seed included, 3 games each

 

Sequence of Group games: R1 (A v B, C v D);        R2 (A v D, B v C);               R3 (A v C, B v D).

 

Seed Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
A Carrigaline Castlelyons Kilworth
B Courcey Rovers Watergrasshill Ballincollig
C Youghal Inniscarra Ballinhassig
D Éire Óg Valley Rovers Aghada

 

Qualification      Two teams will progress from each group of four to the play-off stages. This will result in six teams qualifying, 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)

 

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. Repeat pairings in semi-finals will be avoided, with pairings being adjusted where necessary.

 

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.

 

 

Bon Secours Premier Intermediate Football Championship 2021

 

PIFC

12 teams, 3 Groups of 4 teams, each with a top, second, third and fourth included, 3 games each

 

Sequence of Group games: R1 (A v B, C v D);        R2 (A v D, B v C);               R3 (A v C, B v D).

 

Seed Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
A St. Nick’s Cill Na Martra Newmarket
B Kanturk Nemo Rangers Aghada
C Macroom St. Vincent’s Castletownbere
D Naomh Abán Rockchapel Na Piarsaigh

 

Qualification     Two teams will progress from each group of four to the play-off stages. This will result in six teams qualifying 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)

 

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. Repeat pairings in semi-finals will be avoided, with pairings being adjusted where necessary.

 

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.

 

 

Co-op Superstores Intermediate A Hurling Championship 2021

 

IAHC

12 teams, 3 Groups of 4 teams, each with a top, second, third and fourth included, 3 games each

 

Sequence of Group games: R1 (A v B, C v D);        R2 (A v D, B v C);               R3 (A v C, B v D).

 

Seed Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
A Aghabullogue Blackrock Kildorrery
B Sarsfields Mayfield Cloughduv
C Dungourney Douglas Midleton
D Glen Rovers Castlemartyr Meelin

 

Qualification      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, 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)

 

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. Repeat pairings in semi-finals will be avoided, with pairings being adjusted where necessary.

 

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.

 

 

Bon Secours Intermediate A Football Championship 2021

 

IAFC

16 Teams, 4 Groups of 4 teams, each with a top, second, third and fourth seed included, 3 Games each

 

Sequence of Group games: R1 (A v B, C v D);        R2 (A v D, B v C);               R3 (A v C, B v D).

 

Seed Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
A Mitchelstown Kilshannig Millstreet Gabriel Rangers
B Aghabullogue Glanworth Kinsale Ballinora
C Kildorrery Adrigole St. Finbarr’s Dromtarriffe
D Glanmire Glenville Iveleary Ballydesmond

 

Qualification     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)

 

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. Repeat pairings in semi-finals will be avoided, with pairings being adjusted where necessary.

 

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 four bottom placed teams from the groups.

 

Co-op Superstores Lower Intermediate Hurling Championship 2021

 

LIHC

12 teams, 3 Groups of 4 teams, each with a top, second, third and fourth seed included, 3 games each

 

Sequence of Group games: R1 (A v B, C v D);        R2 (A v D, B v C);               R3 (A v C, B v D).

 

Seed Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
A Argideen Rangers Russell Rovers St. Catherine’s
B Kilbrittain Tracton Milford
C Dripsey St. Finbarr’s Ballygarvan
D Grenagh Lisgoold Barryroe

 

Qualification     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 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)

 

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. Repeat pairings in semi-finals will be avoided, with pairings being adjusted where necessary.

 

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.

 

At the end of 2022, the Lower Intermediate Hurling grade will be abolished and the Intermediate A Hurling Championship will be increased to 16 teams.