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Cork GAA are currently seeking suitable candidates for the positions listed below.
Both roles will be based in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Please click on the relevant links to apply.

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Sciath Na Scol & Cork GAA Launch Primary Schools Blitz Program

13th September 2022 Colm Crowley, GDA; Seamus O’Connor, Scoil Bhride NS ;Conor Counihan, Cork GA football project co ordinator; Kevin O’Callaghan Cork GAA games manager; Dave Collins, chairman Sciath na Scol; Damine Irwin, principal Glounthaune NS and Sean Lyons, principal St Anthony’s NS at the launch of the Cork GAA primary schools blitz at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Picture; Eddie O’Hare

Sciath na Scol is teaming up with Rebel Og Coaching GDA’s to offer Primary School children the opportunity to play hurling and football through its GAA Go Games Blitz Series. The Program will see 70 blitz venues host an estimated 5,000 children over the course of the academic year complimenting the existing more competitive offering from Sciath na Scol.

Sciath na Scol Chairperson, Mr Dave Collins who launched the Blitz Series is excited by this initiative and noted, “we would encourage as many schools as possible to get behind the Blitzes and enter at local venues through the year where a great day out is guaranteed for the students. The Blitzes are played at 5, 6 or 7 a side so all students get a chance to try GAA in a relaxed non-competitive environment where no scores are kept”.

Cork GAA Games Manager, Kevin O Callaghan also spoke at the launch and outlined the flexibility of the schedule on offer, “Schools can enter 1 team or multiple teams at a venue and will be assured of a minimum of 2 games over a 2 hour block of activity. Schools should use the Program to give all their class groups an opportunity to play GAA and all standards will be catered for from those playing regularly with clubs to those playing their very first game. He also had a note for teachers, “the games are played in a very calm atmosphere and the main requirement of teachers will be to get the children to the venue and sort them into teams. No deep knowledge of the skills is needed so please sign up in advance of each Blitz and we would love to have your school represented”.

The Program commences in October and runs through to June 2023.

Round 1 of the Blitzes takes place on the 5th of October with Fourth Class Hurling.

Blitzes are open to boys and mixed schools. Where schools have small numbers, they can call on the younger class group to get a team out, eg Third Class students can be brought to the Fourth Class Blitz on the 5th of October. Schools will need to provide their own hurleys and helmets. Blitzes will run from approximately 10am to 12pm and coordinated by our GDA’s


Co Op Superstores Cork Hurling Club Championships 2022 progress to Semi Final Stage

Pictured are Conor O’Brien (Blackrock), Robbie O’Flynn (Erins Own), Pat Horgan (Vice Chairperson Cork County Board), John O’Carroll (Head of Retail at Dairy Gold), Billy Hennessy (St. Finbarr’s) and Tim O’Mahony (Newtownshandrum), at the Co-Op Superstores, Cork Premier Senior Hurling Championship 2022, Semi Final lineup, at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork.
Picture: Jim Coughlan.

This weekend sees the semi-finals of the Co-Op Superstores Cork Hurling Championships 2022 taking place across the county.

A double-header of Premier Senior hurling semi-finals at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday promises to be a superb afternoon at the Páirc. First up will be Erins Own v Blackrock at 2pm, followed by St. Finbarr’s v Newtownshandrum at 4pm.
Meanwhile Semi-finals are also taking place in the Co-Op Superstores Cork Senior A hurling championships between Fermoy and Courcey Rovers and Fr. O’Neills and Bride Rovers. In the Co-Op Superstores Cork Premier Intermediate hurling championship Ballinhassig face Inniscarra, while Castlelyons play against near neighbours Castlemartyr.

In the Co-Op Superstores Cork Intermediate A hurling championship, it is Sarsfields V Dungourney and Cloughduv versus Lisgoold. While in the Co-Op Superstores Cork Premier Junior hurling championship Kilbrittain play Tracton and Ballygiblin face Russell Rovers.
Of course, there is also a huge level of activity at divisional level in the Junior A and B hurling championships and we look forward to the various teams emerging for entry to the Co-Op Superstores Cork Junior A and B County hurling championships over the coming weeks.

Ahead of the games, Head of Retail at Dairygold, John O’ Carroll was joined by players from the four teams along with Cork GAA Vice-Chairperson Pat Horgan and Cork GAA CEO Kevin O’Donovan.

John O’ Carroll commented, “There’s lots of excitement and anticipation this week across our 18 Cork stores ahead of this weekend’s semi-finals. Our stores just like GAA clubs are at the heart of local communities across the county and we are delighted to once again support all clubs who took part in this year’s Cork County Hurling Championships. We look forward to a weekend of exciting hurling action and send best wishes to all clubs involved.”

Speaking about this weekend’s games County Vice-Chairperson, Pat Horgan, said, “It is a pleasure to take this opportunity to wish all four teams the very best ahead of this weekend’s semi-finals, and to compliment all the clubs who contributed to our most exciting championship in years. I’d also like to thank Co-Op Superstores, who have been fantastic sponsors and we look forward to the continuation of this partnership in the years ahead”.

Cork GAA CEO, Kevin O’Donovan noted “I wish to recognise the incredible contribution of all clubs in terms of playing and hosting of games this year which has brought us to this point. We have witnessed superb games to date and no doubt, there are some cracking games in store again this weekend.”

Cork GAA look forward to welcoming all supporters and wish each team the very best.

Regional Athletic Development Internships

Cork GAA are inviting applications for the voluntary post of Regional Athletic Development Intern Coach.

Each intern will be assigned a regional development squad (u15/u16) in either football or hurling for the 2022-2023 season. Contact hours will be Development Squad Sessions (approx. 3hr) primarily held once every weekend.

This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring Athletic Development coaches to gain valuable experience working under the guidance of the Rebel Òg Coaching Team including High Performance Manager Aidan O’Connell.

Educational Output

Successful candidates will receive experience in the following areas:

  • Athletic Development Programming and Coaching
  • Monitoring, Testing and Profiling of Players
  • Recording and Analysing Data
  • Implementing Recovery Protocols
  • Working within a High Performance Team

All interns will also receive a full induction, gear, ongoing mentoring and have access to the High Performance Unit’s CPD program.


Candidates should be working towards or have a qualification in Strength and Conditioning, Sport Science, Physical Education or a Sports related course and have Garda Vetting.


If you wish to apply for this position, can you please forward a one page cover letter and CV to Aidan O’Connell :

Deadline for CV’s is on or before September 30th @ 5pm. Furthermore, if you want to receive any more information on the above opportunity please contact Aidan on the above email address.

The selection process will include an interview and practical demonstration.

Football Championship Q-Finals to take centre stage


Q-Finals weekend has arrived in Bon Secours Football Championship. Over the weekend clubs will book their semi-final place and will be one step closer to the County final!!!!

On Saturday, SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh will play host to the Premier Senior Football Championship Q-Finals, first up will be the meeting of Nemo and Carbery Rangers at 5pm and at 7pm Mallow will meet Castlehaven.

Bon Secours Senior A Football Championship meeting of Beal Athan Ghaorthaidh and Knocknagree is set to take place at Millstreet with a 3:30pm start. Cill na Martra will battle it out with  Aghada for a place in Bon Secours Premier Intermediate Football Championship Semi-final at Ballincollig at  3:30pm.

The Bon Secours Intermediate A Football Championship has two Saturday fixtures Glanworth play  Kilshannig in Kildorrery and Mitchelstown meet Dromtarriffe  at Kanturk with both these Q-finals starting at 3:30pm.

All three Relegation play-off games will take place on Saturday  with Eire Og and Newcestown meeting in Brinny at 4pm. In the Premier IFC Bandon and Newmarket will meet at Coachford, Final relegation game will be at Cloughduv with  Premier IFC clash between St.Vincents and  Naomh Aban.


On Sunday evening, Carbery will play Ballincollig in the final Bon Secours Premier Senior Football Championship Q-Final at 5pm.

Earlier in the afternoon, O’Donovan Rossa meet Dohenys at Wolf Tone Park at 2:00pm in Bon Secours Senior A Football Championship. Banteer is the venue for Bon Secours Premier Intermediate Football Championship game between Iveleary and Rockchapel at 3:00pm.

Two more games in Bon Secours Intermediate A Football Championship starting at 3.00pm are the meetings of Aghabullogue with Kildorrery in Mallow abd Adrigole v Boherbue at Ballingeary.


All Q-Final’s games will be winner on the day with extra-time and penalties while in  Relegation Play-Off finals, these games will have extra-time in the event of a draw. After ET it will go to a replay

Full List of games

Saturday 17th September 2022
Bon Secours Premier Senior Football Championship:

Eire Og v Newcestown , at Brinny, 4:00pm Relegation P/O;

Nemo Rangers v Carbery Rangers , at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 5:00pm QF;

Mallow v Castlehaven , at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 7:00pm QF;

Bon Secours Senior A Football Championship:

Beal Athan Ghaorthaidh v Knocknagree , at Millstreet, 3:30pm QF;

Bandon v Newmarket , at Coachford, 4:00pm Relegation P/O;

Bon Secours Premier Intermediate Football Championship:

Cill na Martra v Aghada , at Ballincollig, 3:30pm QF;

St Vincents v Naomh Aban , at Cloughduv, 4:00pm Relegation P/O;

Bon Secours Intermediate A Football Championship:

Glanworth v Kilshannig , at Kildorrery, 3:30pm QF;

Mitchelstown v Dromtarriffe , at Kanturk, 3:30pm QF;


Sunday 18th September 2022
Bon Secours Premier Senior Football Championship:

Carbery v Ballincollig , at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 5:00pm QF;

Bon Secours Senior A Football Championship:

O’Donovan Rossa v Dohenys , at Wolf Tone Park, 2:00pm QF;

Bon Secours Premier Intermediate Football Championship:

Iveleary v Rockchapel , at Banteer, 3:00pm QF;

Bon Secours Intermediate A Football Championship:

Aghabullogue v Kildorrery , at Mallow, 3:00pm QF;

Adrigole v Boherbue , at Ballingeary, 3:00pm QF;