Munster GAA Awards 2022

2022 Munster GAA Award Winners
Back row (left to right): Gerry Cullinan (Ballygunner, Club of the Year), Martin Spain (Handball Person of the Year), Tom Delaney (Minor Hurler of the Year), Devon Burns (Under 20 Footballer of the Year), Diarmaid Byrnes (Senior Hurler of the Year), Sean O’Shea (Senior Footballer of the Year), Bryan Hayes (Minor Footballer of the Year), Nicholas English (Hall of Fame Hurling), Tim Floyd (Distinguished Service Award), Cian Cantwell (Ballygunner, Club of the Year)
Front row (left to right): Aidan O’Connor (Under 20 Hurler of the Year), Noel Roche (Hall of Fame Football), Michelle McGrath (representing Karen McGrath, Ladies Footballer of the Year), Bob Ryan (Munster GAA PRO), Ger Ryan (Munster GAA Chairman), Dermot “Weeshie” Lynch (Munster GAA Treasurer), Doireann Murphy (Camogie Player of the Year), John Kiely (Manager of the Year)
Missing from photo: Pat Fitzgerald (Distinguished Service Award)


The 2022 Munster GAA Awards took place on Saturday December 17th at the Hotel Minella Clonmel.

Colm Lyons (Nemo Rangers) was presented with a medal at the awards for refereeing the 2021 Munster Club Hurling Final between Ballygunner and Kilmallock.

Munster GAA Chairman Ger Ryan presenting a medal to Referee Colm Lyons (Cork) for refereeing the 2021 Munster Club Hurling Final

Bryan Hayes was presented with the award for Munster GAA Minor Footballer of the Year for 2022.

Bryan was a key player as Cork retained their Munster Minor Football title, even though it did not get off to the best of starts.

In the opening game, Kerry were comfortable winners in Tralee winning by 1-16 to 0-5, the Nemo Rangers player contributing 0-3.

Cork got their season back on track when they defeated Tipperary in the semi-final with a 3-20 to 1-13 win. In this game Bryan really showed his quality scoring 1-5, the goal a real beauty.

That set up a Munster Final with age old rivals Kerry with Páirc Uí Rinn as the venue, and this time Cork produced their best display of the season.

In the end the winning margin was 11 points, 3-11 to 0-9, with Bryan making a major impact scoring 2-3 in a resounding win for the young rebels.

Apart from his scoring prowess, Bryan displayed leadership qualities in all games and is sure to play a prominent part for club and county in the coming years.

Munster GAA Minor Footballer of the Year Bryan Hayes (Cork) accepting his award from Munster GAA PRO Bob Ryan


All images from the night can be viewed below.

Blackrock GAA hosts Rebels Bounty cheque presentation

Pic George Hatchell

Jim Hanley (Blackrock) was the lucky winner of first prize in the Rebels’ Bounty draw for December.

Jim was presented with the winning cheque for for €100,000 by Cork GAA Chairman Marc Sheehan, also in attendance for the presentation was Eamonn O’Donoghue (Seller of winning ticket), Tom Riordan (Blackrock draw co-ordinator), Frank Murphy (Executive Chairman), Roger Ryan (PR Committee), Brian Smith (Blackrock Vice Chairman & Facilities Manager), Conor Counihan (Rebels’ Bounty Co-Ordinator)


Thank you to George Hatchell for photos.


Munster Hurling League 2023 Draws

The draws for the Munster Hurling League 2023 have taken place this afternoon and fixtures have been confirmed. Cork will take part in the 2023 competition having opted not to take part in 2022.


Munster Hurling League Group B

Round 1 – Kerry v Cork, 7:00pm January 5th 2023 @ Austin Stack Park Tralee

Round 2 – Cork v Limerick, 2:00pm January 15th @ Páirc Uí Rinn

Round 3 – Limerick v Kerry, 7:00pm January 17th @ Mick Neville Park Rathkeale


Final – Winner Group A v Winner Group B, January 22nd 2023