Minor Football & Hurling Management Teams 2024 | Cork GAA Press Release

The Cork Minor Hurling and Football management teams have been confirmed for the 2024 season.


In Minor Hurling, the management team is as follows:

  • John Meyler (St Finbarr’s) Manager
  • Seanie McGrath (Glen Rovers)
  • Vincent Hurley (Courcey Rovers)
  • Mick Mulcahy (Lisgoold)
  • Pádraig O’Sullivan (Brian Dillons)
  • Peter Sykes (Ballyhooley)


In Minor Football, the management team is as follows:

  • Haulie O’Sullivan (Carbery Rangers) Manager
  • Haulie O’Neill (Clonakilty)
  • Pat Mackey (Youghal)
  • Jimmy Thompson (Aghabullogue)
  • Michael Shields (St Finbarr’s)


In the Under 20 Hurling management, Anthony Nash (Kanturk) has stepped down from Ben O’Connors backroom team and will be replaced by William Biggane (Newtownshandrum) for the 2024 season.

Allianz Sciath na Scol Boys & Girls Football Finals 2023

Allianz Sciath na Scol

Boys and Girls Football Finals 


Dates:  Tuesday November 7th to Thursday November 16th (8 days in total)

Venue:  All games will be played in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh

The Allianz Boys and Girls Gaelic Football Sciath na Scol Finals 2023 will be taking place in November, with all games will be played in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh. We will have no less than 31 finals, spread over 8 days of games. We will have over 1,500 Primary Pupils taking part and tens of thousands of supporters as these teams will bring hundreds of buses full of supporters from the various schools to the magnificent SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh venue, along of course with countless parents and family members to join in on these, ever so special days!

The first week of finals will take place from Tuesday November 7th  – Friday 10th November  and the second from Monday 13th  – Thursday 16th  November 2023.

As always, Coiste Sciath na Scol deeply appreciates the publicity that our games receive. Sciath na Scol will also continue to stream the games via our YouTube Channel. We also want to thank Cork GAA and their officers for facilitating our games in the wonderful venue.

View a list of all games to be played below:

Aghabullogue win Intermediate A Football Championship

Photo: George Hatchell


Aghabullogue have been crowned Bon Secours Hospital IAFC winners after defeating Mitchelstown in the final at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday afternoon.

It completes a remarkable double for the Coachford-based side after they won the IAHC two weeks ago. Aghabullogue lost the 2013, 2018 and 2022 finals but they have now crossed the line at the fourth attempt.

Mitchelstown were missing star Cathail O’Mahony after the Cork senior footballer picked up an injury in training. Aghabullogue’s brilliant first-half display against the wind laid the foundation for glory.

Mitchelstown were aided by the strong wind in the opening half and it took them just a minute to hit the front through a Seán Walsh point. That was quickly cancelled out by a long-range point from Ryan Dennehy.

Seán O’Sullivan restored Mitchelstown’s lead with a fine effort before Matthew Bradley converted a free for his side, 0-2 each in what was a lively opening seven minutes. Aghabullogue struck for a goal after eight minutes, a slick team move resulted in Aaron O’Sullivan setting up his older brother Cialan and the latter drilled the ball to the back of the net, an unstoppable finish.

Bradley was having a big say in proceedings and the lively forward sent over a gorgeous point to push Aghabullogue four points clear after 12 minutes, 1-3 to 0-2. Aghabullogue’s pace was too much for their opposition, and the Muskerry side raised their second green flag through David Thompson with Bradley providing the assist, 2-3 to 0-2 after 13 minutes.

Playing against the wind was no problem for the Coachford side, they hit three points on the trot to open up a ten-point advantage. Mitchelstown got their first score in 23 minutes when Cormac Hyland, just on the pitch, bisected the posts, which was followed by Shane Beston and Dylan Reidy Price white flags, 2-6 to 0-5 after 29 minutes.

Aghabullogue kicked two of the last three points of the half to lead 2-8 to 0-6 at the interval.

The team in green and white were now aided by the wind for the new half, but it was a slow burner as there were only two scores in the first 10 minutes, one from either team, 2-9 to 0-7. Mitchelstown raised five unanswered white flags with Shane Beston slotting over two of those, 2-9 to 0-12 with 15 minutes to play.

Thompson split the posts for Aghabullogue, a much-needed score for them to stem the tide. Aghabullogue netminder Ian O’Sullivan made an outstanding save to deny Beston a certain goal and they went down the other end to point from the boot of John Corkery, 2-11 to 0-12 after 48 minutes.

Aaron O’Sullivan converted a free for his side until Seán Walsh had a goal chance for the Avondhu side but missed the target from close-range. Michael Walsh bisected the posts for the Town before they were reduced to 14 players after 59 minutes when Hyland received a black card.

The sides traded white flags before Mitchelstown scored 1-1, the goal coming from the penalty spot through Shane Cahill, 2-13 to 1-15 after 63 minutes. Aghabullogue held on as they can look forward to playing Premier Intermediate in both codes in 2024.

Scorers for Aghabullogue: D Thompson 1-2, A O’Sullivan 0-4 (0-2 f), M Bradley 0-3 (0-1 f), C O’Sullivan 1-0, J Corkery 0-2, L Casey (f), R Dennehy 0-1 each.

Mitchelstown: S Beston 0-4, S Cahill 1-0 pen, S O’Sullivan, M Walsh (f), D Reidy Price, S Walsh 0-2 each, M Keane (f), J O’Sullivan, C Hyland 0-1 each.

AGHABULLOGUE: I O’Sullivan; B O’Sullivan, S Tarrant, B Casey; A Murphy, P Ring (c), C Smyth; R Dennehy, C Gillespie; J Corkery, M Bradley, A O’Sullivan; D Thompson, E O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan.

Subs: M Dennehy for A Murphy (6, inj), T Long for B O’Sullivan (27, inj), B Dineen for B Casey (44), L Casey for C O’Sullivan (52), P O’Sullivan for M Bradley (56).

MITCHELSTOWN: L Hanna; L Finn, F Herlihy, K Roche; J O’Sullivan, R Donegan, P Magee; M Keane, D Dineen; S O’Sullivan, D Reidy Price, M Walsh; S Walsh, S Cahill (c), S Beston.

Subs: D Flynn for R Donegan, C Hyland P Magee (both 24), J Sheehan for D Dineen (26), S Kenneally for J Sheehan (34, inj).

Referee: Brian Coniry (Crosshaven).


The County Referee Committee is thrilled to announce the Cork Referee Conference, which also marks the launch of the Cork Referee Development Plan. This vital event is scheduled to take place on the 25th of November, from 10am to 1pm. We cordially invite all match officials, including referees, linesmen, umpires, and administrative personnel, to participate in our upcoming conference at Páric Uí Chaoimh. We eagerly anticipate your attendance.




Our Speakers

Our lineup of speakers for the event will be headlined by George Clancy and Barry Kelly. George Clancy is a former international rugby referee renowned for his expertise and experience in the field. Barry Kelly, on the other hand, is a four-time All-Ireland hurling referee, whose insights from his illustrious career are bound to be invaluable to all attendees. We are confident that their knowledge and experience will provide a wealth of information and encourage stimulating discussions.

Panel Discussion Featuring Five All-Ireland Referees from Cork

One of the key events of the conference will be a panel discussion featuring five All-Ireland referees hailing from Cork. Frank Murphy, Michael Collins, Diarmuid Kirwan, Conor Lane, and Colm Lyons are the five Cork men who have officiated All-Ireland Finals. Their collective wisdom, paired with their individual experiences, will undoubtedly provide a wealth of knowledge and insight for all participating officials. The panel discussion aims to not only share their experiences but also to inspire and guide the next generation of referees.

Venue and Registration

The conference will be held at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh, a prestigious venue that has hosted numerous sports events. For further information regarding the conference and to register your attendance, please visit our website: www.gaacork.ie/referees

We encourage all participants to register at the earliest to secure their spot at the conference.

The Cork Referee Conference is not just an event; it is a platform for growth, learning, and networking for all match officials. The launch of the Cork Referee Development Plan underlines our commitment to the continuous development and improvement of our match officials. We look forward to your active participation and fruitful discussions at the conference.



Match day information in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh


Get ready for a thrilling day of football and hurling action on Sunday, 5th November 2023 at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The day will feature two epic battles; the Bon Secours Intermediate ‘A’ FC Final and the Co-Op Superstores Junior A HC Q-Final.


The day throws in at 13:00 with the Intermediate ‘A’ FC Final between Aghabullogue and Mitchelstown. This promises to be a tightly contested match with both teams looking to claim the title. Following this, at 15:00, we have the Junior A HC Q-Final featuring Ballinora Vs Clonakilty.

Match Tickets

To watch these exciting games live, ensure you have your tickets ready. Note that U16’s do not require a ticket. Tickets can be purchased on the Cork GAA website at

. However, we strongly recommend that you don’t travel without a ticket, as no tickets will be available for purchase at the venue.

Access to the stadium

The stadium will open at 12:00pm. Seating is unreserved, so it’s on a first-come, first-served basis. Make sure to print your ticket or download it and have it ready to scan on entry before arriving at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Also, ensure your phone is fully charged.

Food/Bar Kiosks

There will be food and bar kiosks open in the stadium to cater to your needs. So, you can grab a bite or a drink while enjoying the match.


For your safety, it is crucial to comply with the directions given by stewards and An Garda. An inner cordon will operate on the roads around the stadium by An Garda Síochána from 11:30am.

Plan your Journey

Make sure to plan your journey to the stadium as traffic may be heavy in the area before & after the game. Also, some local roads may be closed before and after the game.

Ways to Get to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh

The stadium is a 20-minute walk from Cork City Centre. If you’re driving, you can park at all City Car Parks. Walk towards the Marina along Centre Park Road to reach the stadium. When driving to the stadium, spectators are encouraged to use City Centre car parks, Kennedy Quay, and Boreenmana Road for parking. Please respect our local neighbours- Don’t park illegally. Note that the Live at Marquee Car park is closed.

Alternatively, you can take public transport. The stadium is served by Bus Eireann Public Bus. The 202 and 212 Bus Route are the closest routes to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The stop for SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh is in Ballintemple on the Blackrock Road (by the pharmacy).

Dress for Weather

Lastly, please be aware of weather conditions before you travel and dress for the weather. We want you to enjoy the match in comfort. We look forward to seeing you there for a day of thrilling GAA action.