Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Páirc Uí Rinn to host 72 clubs in final rounds of U9,U10 & U11 leagues

On Saturday 23rd July, 171 teams representing 72 clubs will descend on Pairc Uí Chaoimh and Pairc ui Rinn for the Final Round of the U9, U10, and U11 Summer League.

The Go Games Summer League is a shortened games program where teams are paired geographically for a series of matches with Modified rules.

In football, a hand pass must be followed by a kick pass and in Hurling, players are only allowed catch the ball from a puck out or free, with lift & strike or ground strike being the most used strokes.

The modified rules are simply a way of challenging players to play the game slightly differently from what they normally would. Another side effect is a leveling off of skill levels, with dominant players being challenged to broaden their skill set.

The action kicks off in both venues at 9 am Saturday morning, with 6 games ongoing at a time with teams in action for 1-hour slots. 180 games in total will take place with approx 1,600 players taking part in the action.

It is the culmination of 3 weeks of activity with blitzes taking place on the last 3 Wednesday nights with up to 28 venues hosting between 4 and 8 teams on a weekly basis.

Clubs will take a small break before the Go Games Program restarts in Mid August. Thanks to all the clubs, mentors, players, and parents for making the Summer League a success for 2022

Cork GAA Statement – Keith Ricken steps down with John Cleary taking over full time

Cork GAA wishes to announce that Cork Senior Football manager Keith Ricken has stepped down from his role due to health reasons. Keith was appointed to the position last October and steered the team during a difficult period with typical energy and enthusiasm. While illness forced him to temporarily depart the role in April, he continued to have a steadying influence, as the team preserved Division 2 League status and put in a number of creditable championship performances in 2022.
Cork GAA Chairman, Marc Sheehan said, “The county owes Keith a considerable debt for his selfless contribution, despite his off-field challenges. Given his record in MTU and at club level, we have no doubt that he will continue to make a sizeable contribution to Gaelic Games in the county. His reputation as a leader of young men will be further enhanced from his time here.”
Cork GAA CEO, Kevin O’Donovan said, “It is a testament to Keith’s integrity that in the two most recent management roles in Cork, namely U20 from early 2019 and Senior from late 2021, he turned difficult situations around thanks to his sheer force of nature. His ability to build great teams both on and off the field leaves Cork football in a good place, considering the challenges now faced in restoring it to its rightful place. We thank Caroline, Ava and Max for their selfless contribution also.”
At the monthly County Committee meeting for August on Tuesday, 2nd, the County Executive will propose John Cleary of Castlehaven for ratification as Cork Senior Football manager on a three-year term. Selectors will be named in due course.
John has been a serial winner at both club and county level, winning two Senior Counties with Castlehaven as both player (1989, 1994) and selector (2012, 2013). At inter-county level, he won All Ireland Minor (1981), U21 (1984) and Senior (1989, 1990) medals as a player. Having previously served as an U21 selector (2004-2007), winning an All Ireland as coach in 2007 along with Munster titles in each of the four years, he served as Cork U21 manager from 2008 to 2013 winning four further Munster titles (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) and one All Ireland (2009).
Cork GAA Chairman, Marc Sheehan said, “John ‘s pedigree speaks for itself and we are grateful that he is stepping up from the role of coach and interim manager in 2022 to take the manager’s bib on a full-time basis for the next three years. We are certain that he has all the right credentials to lead and further develop the green shoots of recent months.”
Cork GAA CEO, Kevin O’Donovan said, “John’s graduation to the Senior manager’s role is long overdue and we are glad that his incredible contribution to football in the county is duly recognised. His experience will be vital in developing the successful underage teams of recent years into established competitors at elite level.”

Opening games in Bon Secours Football Championship

The starter’s gun is ready to fire the opening shots in the Bon Secours county football championships this week.

Starting on Thursday and wrapping up on Sunday evening, there will be 26 games played across all four grades, premier senior, senior A, premier intermediate and intermediate A.

Please note that these games are all ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the game from the Cork GAA website. You can buy tickets at the end of this news post or click the link in the menu or visit www.gaacork.ie/tickets


Thursday 21st July 2022
Bon Secours Intermediate A Football Championship: St Nicks v Glanworth , at Glenville, 7:30pm ;

Friday 22nd July 2022

Bon Secours Intermediate A Football Championship: Glenville v Kildorrery , at Killavullen, 7:30pm ; Aghabullogue v Dromtarriffe , at Donoughmore, 7:30pm ;

Bon Secours Premier Senior Football Championship: St Finbarrs v Eire Og , at Pairc Ui Rinn, 7:30pm ; Douglas v Valley Rovers , at Ballygarvan, 7:30pm ;

Bon Secours Senior A Football Championship: Beal Athan Ghaorthaidh v Dohenys , at Enniskeane, 7:30pm ; Bishopstown v Fermoy , at Rathcormac, 7:30pm ; Bandon v Kiskeam , at Clondrohid, 7:30pm ;

Bon Secours Premier Intermediate Football Championship: Macroom v Rockchapel , at Mallow, 7:30pm ;


Saturday 23rd July 2022

Bon Secours Intermediate A Football Championship: Kilshannig v Ballydesmond , at Kilshannig, 7:00pm ;

Bon Secours Premier Senior Football Championship: Mallow v Ballincollig , at Mourne Abbey, 2:00pm ; Nemo Rangers v Newcestown , at Brinny, 4:00pm ; Carbery Rangers v Carrigaline , at Bandon, 7:00pm ;

Bon Secours Senior A Football Championship: Newmarket v O Donovan Rossa , at Macroom, 4:00pm ; Ilen Rovers v Clyda Rovers , at Kilmurry, 6:30pm ; St Michaels v Knocknagree , at Carrigadrohid, 7:00pm ;

Bon Secours Premier Intermediate Football Championship: Bantry Blues v Aghada , at Ovens, 4:00pm ; Na Piarsaigh v Castletownbere , at Aughaville, 4:00pm ; Kanturk v Naomh Aban , at Millstreet, 4:00pm ;


Sunday 24th July 2022

Bon Secours Intermediate A Football Championship: Boherbue v Glanmire , at Glantane, 1:00pm ; Gabriel Rangers v Adrigole , at Kealkil, 7:00pm ; Mitchelstown v Millstreet , at Ballyclough, 7:00pm ; Ballinora v St Finbarrs , at Ballincollig, 7:00pm ;

Bon Secours Premier Senior Football Championship: Clonakilty v Castlehaven , at Rosscarbery, 7:00pm ;

Bon Secours Premier Intermediate Football Championship: Cill na Martra v Nemo Rangers , at Cloughduv, 7:00pm ; St Vincents v Iveleary , at Brinny, 7:00pm ;


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