New Cork Gaa Jersey Offers A Modern Take On A Classic


Cork GAA – in partnership with Sports Direct and O’Neills – has unveiled its new home jersey for the 2023 and 2024 season. This is the second generation of Cork jersey sponsored by Sports Direct, which operates six stores across the county and 61 nationwide.


The new jersey incorporates a number of new features that resonate with classic jerseys from a different era. The white neck collar returns, while extra white elements have been restored to the sleeves.


The three lines on the white sleeve represent the three pillars of Cork GAA – club, school, and county. The corresponding stylish white shorts offer the same pattern in reverse.


Features from the Cork GAA logo have been subtly added to the back of the jersey, featuring Shandon Bells with Queen’s Old Castle and King’s Old Castle on either side, and Bandon Bridge to the foreground.


Marc Sheehan, Chairperson Cork GAA, said, “Our partnership with Sports Direct has really borne dividends in the past two years, and we really look forward to seeing this new design on the pitches and in the stands when the league and championship begin in earnest in 2023.”


This is the third year of official sponsorship of Cork GAA by Sports Direct.


Leonard Brassel, Managing Director of Sports Direct Ireland said, “Now coming into year three of our partnership with Cork GAA we are proud of what the teams have achieved, not just at senior level but also with their minors and under 20s. As before, the new jersey will take pride of place in our Cork stores, and we expect there to be strong demand from some of the most passionate GAA supporters in Ireland. We wish the players, management and all in Cork GAA the very best of luck in the season ahead, we look forward to seeing this new jersey coming to life on the field and on the Rebel fans for the League and All-Ireland Championship in 2023.”



The Number 1 jersey will be a throw-back to the 1990s, with a dramatic return of the red and white stripes worn by the goalkeepers on the All Ireland double winning team.


Kevin O’Donovan, CEO Cork GAA, said “Cork fans are tremendously proud of their jerseys, and we hope that this year’s design will join the list of classics worn by the Rebels over the decades. The design has been carefully crafted by O’Neills to incorporate the best elements of jerseys from times past, and we are particularly proud of the return of an iconic goalkeeper design.  We look forward to seeing our teams succeed in this new jersey.”


Tony Towell, Managing Director of O’Neills added, “We are very proud of the new Cork jersey for 2023. The new 3D silicone badge, silicone stripes and county name on the sleeves showcase the latest manufacturing techniques we use to full effect. The watermark on the back of the iconic towers and Shandon Steeple depicted in the county crest is unmistakable. These features along with an overall traditional look will give the Cork people a jersey they can be proud of.”


The new Cork Kit – manufactured by O’Neills – goes on sale exclusively in Sports Direct Stores or online at and from 10am on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022.


Fans can enjoy €10 off* with every purchase of the Cork GAA Home jersey and/or kit in all Sports Direct stores or free delivery online. (*€10 off  in form of voucher on next purchase)





Sinead Aherne, Healy Communications on behalf of Cork GAA

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Club Motions for County Convention 2022

The following Motions from Clubs to County Convention 2022 as approved by the Motions Sub-Committee.


That Rule 6.17 – Games & Competitions – Age Grades – Official Guide – Part 1 ( page 91) be amended to read as follows:


A player shall have celebrated his 17th birthday prior to January 1st of the Championship Year.

Under-Age Grades
A county shall determine its internal Under-Age Grades for competition purposes within the parameter of Under 21 down to Under 11, subject to the stipulation that competitions at Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 must take place within each County together with one further underage competition above the Under 18 grade.

The rest of the Rule to remain unchanged.

MAIN CHANGE – “subject to Central Council Policy” – is removed, and stipulation that competitions must take place at U14, U16 and U18 level.
For counties of larger populations, there is the provision to provide additional competitions at U15 and U17 if required within this rule change.

The above Motion(s) have been approved at the Special General Meeting of the Club held on 7th November 2022 in compliance with Rule 3.14 Official Guide.



That Transfers Bye Law (g) of Cork County Board Bye Laws (updated in October 2019)

‘A player who is applying for a transfer to the ‘First Club’ of his father’

be deleted completely.


The above Motion has been approved at a Special General Meeting of the Club held on 7th November 2022 in compliance with Rule 3.14 Official Guide.

Rob Heffernan to join Cork Football Backroom team for 2023 season

Olympic Medallist Rob Heffernan is set to join John Cleary’s Cork Senior Football backroom team as performance coach for the 2023 season.

Heffernan will join Kevin Walsh (Galway), Ray Keane (MTU/St Finbarr’s),  Barry Corkery (Éire Óg), James Loughrey (Mallow), and Mícheál Ó Cróinín (Naomh Abán), who have all been confirmed as selectors for the coming campaign.

44-year-old Heffernan now coaches elite athletes in his field, having retired from international race-walking in 2013 on the back of a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics and gold at the World Championships in Moscow the following year.

Rebels’ Bounty Draw results for November are in

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