Cork County Championship Programme



Cork County Championship Programme [updated 8th July]

Attached are fixtures which have been ratified for the first weekend of the Cork County Senior and Intermediate championships in both Football and Hurling, respectively.

Further details with regard to attendances as well as the management of venues / entry will follow as details emerge.
All clubs are reminded that the Cork GAA season ticket remains on sale at a price of €150, with a €100 discount for the following categories: Club secretaries, County Board presidents / vice-presidents, board officers, delegates and staff, Senior All Ireland medal holders, current Cork Senior players, Referees, Divisional officers, PPS officers and SNS officers. Please inform the relevant members in your own club that all further season tickets can be ordered via the email address as our offices at Páirc Uí Chaoimh remain closed.
Date Comp Round Fixture
Fri, July 24th @7.30pm PSFC A1 St. Finbarr’s v Ballincollig in Páirc Uí Rinn
Fri, July 24th @7.30pm PSFC C1 Nemo Rangers v Valley Rovers in Cloughduv
Fri, July 24th @7.30pm SAFC C1 Clyda Rovers v Bandon in Ballyanly
Fri, July 24th @7.30pm IAFC D1 Glanmire v Kilshannig in Blarney
Fri, July 24th @7.30pm IAFC D1 Aghabullogue v Kildorrery in Mallow
Sat, July 25th @3pm SAFC B1 Eire Óg v Bantry Blues in Ballingeary
Sat, July 25th @3pm SAFC B1 Kiskeam v Mallow in Kanturk
Sat, July 25th @3.30pm PSFC A1 Clonakilty v Carrigaline in Bandon
Sat, July 25th @3.30pm SAFC A1 O’Donovan Rossa v St. Nick’s in Brinny
Sat, July 25th @5pm PIFC A1 Castletownbere v Aghada in Kilmurry
Sat, July 25th @5pm PIFC A1 Newmarket v Na Piarsaigh in Banteer
Sat, July 25th @5pm IAFC A1 Glenville v Ballinora in Grenagh
Sat, July 25th @7pm PSFC B1 Newcestown v Ilen Rovers in Dunmanway
Sat, July 25th @7pm PSFC C1 Douglas v Bishopstown Páirc Uí Rinn
Sat, July 25th @7pm PIFC C1 Macroom v Kanturk in Cullen
Sat, July 25th @7pm IAFC C1 Mayfield v Adrigole in Inchigeela
Sat, July 25th @7.30pm SAFC A1 St. Michael’s v Ballingeary in Ovens
Sun, July 26th @2pm IAFC A1 Millstreet v St. Finbarr’s in Carrigadrohid
Sun, July 26th @2pm IAFC B1 Ballydesmond v Kinsale in Glantane
Sun, July 26th @2pm IAFC B1 Rockchapel v Dromtarriffe in Kiskeam
Sun, July 26th @2pm IAFC C1 Mitchelstown v Glanworth in Mallow
Sun, July 26th @2.30pm PSFC B1 Carbery Rangers v Castlehaven in Clonakilty
Sun, July 26th @3pm SAFC C1 Dohenys v Fermoy in Coachford
Sun, July 26th @4pm PIFC B1 St. Vincent’s v Knocknagree in Donoughmore
Sun, July 26th @4pm PIFC B1 Naomh Aban v Cill Na Martra in Macroom
Sun, July 26th @4pm PIFC C1 Nemo Rangers v Gabriel Rangers in Kilmichael
Fri, July 31st @7.30pm PSHC A1 Midleton v Sarsfields in Páirc Uí Rinn
Fri, July 31st @7.30pm SAHC C1 Fr. O’Neill’s v Kilworth in Ballynoe
Sat, Aug 1st @3.30pm LIHC A1 Ballygarvan v Russell Rovers in Riverstown
Sat, Aug 1st @3.30pm LIHC C1 Grenagh v Dripsey in Donoughmore
Sat, Aug 1st @3.30pm LIHC C1 Tracton v St. Catherine’s in Carrigtwohill
Sat, Aug 1st @5pm PSHC A1 Douglas v Ballyhea in Mallow
Sat, Aug 1st @5pm PSHC B1 Blackrock v Erins Own in Páirc Uí Rinn
Sat, Aug 1st @5pm SAHC B1 Bandon v Charleville in Mourneabbey
Sat, Aug 1st @5pm SAHC C1 Ballymartle v Bride Rovers in Ballincollig
Sat, Aug 1st @5pm PIHC A1 Courcey Rovers v Carrigaline in Kinsale
Sat, Aug 1st @5pm PIHC C1 Inniscarra v Blarney in Coachford
Sat, Aug 1st @5pm IAHC A1 Dungourney v Argideen Rangers in Ballinora
Sat, Aug 1st @7.30pm PSHC C1 Glen Rovers v St. Finbarr’s in Páirc Uí Chaoimh
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm SAHC A1 Kanturk v Cloyne in Killavullen
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm SAHC A1 Newcestown v Killeagh in Páirc Uí Rinn
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm SAHC B1 Mallow v Fermoy in Castletownroche
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm PIHC B1 Valley Rovers v Ballinhassig in Riverstick
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm PIHC B1 Watergrasshill v Ballincollig in Blarney
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm IAHC A1 Kildorrery v Mayfield in Castlelyons
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm LIHC A1 Kilbrittain v Barryroe in Timoleague
Sun, Aug 2nd @2pm LIHC B1 Castlemartyr v St. Finbarr’s in Riverstown
Sun, Aug 2nd @3pm PSHC B1 Bishopstown v Newtownshandrum in Glantane
Sun, Aug 2nd @3pm PSHC C1 Na Piarsaigh v Carrigtwohill in Caherlag
Sun, Aug 2nd @4pm IAHC B1 Meelin v Douglas in Donoughmore
Sun, Aug 2nd @4pm IAHC C1 Glen Rovers v Midleton in Cobh
Sun, Aug 2nd @7pm PIHC A1 Aghada v Youghal in Killeagh
Sun, Aug 2nd @7pm PIHC C1 Castlelyons v Blackrock in Lisgoold
Sun, Aug 2nd @7pm IAHC B1 Eire Óg v Sarsfields in Ballygarvan
Sun, Aug 2nd @7pm IAHC C1 Cloughduv v Aghabullogue in Ballincollig
Sun, Aug 2nd @7pm LIHC B1 Ballymartle v Milford in Carrignavar

IMPORTANT: Training restrictions

The GAA’s Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee, the Gaelic Player’s Association and the Gaelic Athletic Medical Association (the representative body for Team Doctors) wish to stress the crucial importance of all players and team personnel adhering strictly to HSE guidelines in relation to social distancing and other aspects of the current Covid 19 pandemic.
In practical terms, this means the following:
  •  Players should not congregate, even in small numbers, for training sessions.
  • Indoor shared Gym facilities are to be avoided, as such environments pose considerable limitations on a users ability to adhere to both ‘Social Distancing’ and contact transmission guidelines advised by the HSE.
Team managers, backroom personnel and players at all levels have not only a duty of care to each other but also to the wider community around them at this time.
It is expected therefore that County and Club teams across the country will adhere to both the letter and spirit of what has been asked of them at this challenging time.
Le meas,
Dick Clerkin (Chairman, GAA Medical Sceintific and Welfare Committee)
Paul Flynn (CEO, Gaelic Player’s Association)
Dr Sean Moffatt (Chairman, G.A.M.A)

Advice for GAA Club and Counties on COVID-19

The GAA notes the most recent advice issued by the Government yesterday evening that there is no requirement at this stage to cancel planned mass gatherings.

The GAA has been asked by the HSE to follow all of their guidelines and recommendations in respect of the COVID-19 outbreak.

As part of this policy we have been instructed to tell all of our clubs and counties that anyone with queries regarding COVID-19 should be directed to the HSE.

A detailed HSE website with recommendations can be found at:

The purpose of this approach is to ensure that there is one version of official communication rather than multiple statements and possible conflicting advice for members of the public.

Please see attached the latest version of advice regarding mass gatherings as issued by the HSE.


Seminar for Women Involved in Club Administration

County Chairperson, Tracey Kennedy, will host a seminar for women involved in GAA club administration on Saturday, April 25th, from 10am to 1pm at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
The event will involve an address by Mary O’Connor, former Cork dual star and current CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport, and at least one other speaker (details tbc), a panel discussion involving current female club officers, and an opportunity to share experiences and suggest ways forward in supporting the greater involvement of women in GAA administration. Light refreshments will be provided, along with a tour of the stadium for those interested.

Munster U20 Football Final 2020

Cork will play Kerry in the EirGrid GAA Football Under 20 Munster Championship Final on Wednesday March 4th at 7:30pm in Austin Stack Park Tralee. Cork are current Munster and All-Ireland Champions at this grade.

EirGrid Munster Under 20 Football Championship Final
Cork v Kerry
Venue: Austin Stack Park Tralee at 7:30pm
Referee: Sean Lonergan (Tipperary)
Extra Time if Necessary (Result on the Day)
Tickets for this game are now available to purchase in advance at participating Centra and Supervalu outlets –

Path to the final

Cork’s open game in this season competition was against Clare in Semi-Final on Wednesday night last. Cork won by two points 1-12 to Clare 2-7.

Scorers for Cork: Blake Murphy (0-9, 7f, 1’45, 1m); Jack Murphy (1-0); Mark Cronin (0-2, 1f); Fionn Herlihy (0-1)

Cork Team vs Clare: 1. Josh O’Keeffe (Newmarket), 4. Diarmaid Phelan (Aghada), 3. Daniel O’Mahony (Knocknagree), 2. Colm O’Shea (Kilshannig), 5. David Buckley (Newcestown), 6. Bill Foley (Bantry Blues), 7. Brian Lynch (Douglas), 8. Jack Lawton (Argideen Rangers), 9. Daniel O’Connell (Kanturk), 10. Jack Murphy (Éire Óg), 11. Aodhán Ó Luasa (Naomh Aban), 12. Brian Hayes (St. Finbarr’s), 13. Mark Cronin (Nemo Rangers) (Joint-Captain), 14. Fionn Herlihy (Dohenys), 15. Blake Murphy (St. Vincent’s) (Joint-Captain)

Subs: 21. Eanna O’Hanlon (Kilshannig) for Foley (half-time), 19. Eoghan Lehane (Canovee) for Lynch (35,), 22. Conor Corbett (Clyda Rovers) for Hayes (35), 18. Sean Desmond (Clondrohid) for Phelan (63), 23. Jack Kelleher (Canovee) for Corbett (65 mins)

The Cork Under 20 Football Team to play Kerry has been announced.

1. Josh O Keeffe – Newmarket
2. Colm O Shea  – Kilshannig
3. Daniel O Mahony  – Knocknagree
4. Diarmaid Phelan  – Aghada
5. David Buckley – Newcestown
6. Bill Foley – Bantry Blues
7. Brian Lynch – Douglas
8. Jack Lawton  – Argideen Rangers
9. Daniel O Connell  – Kanturk
10. Jack Murphy – Éire Óg
11. Aodhán Ó Luasa  – Naomh Aban
12. Brian Hayes – St. Finbarrs
13. Mark Cronin  – Nemo Rangers (Joint Captain)
14. Fionn Herlihy  – Doheny’s
15. Blake Murphy  – St. Vincent’s (Joint Captain)
16. Cian O Leary – Douglas
17. Bill Curtin – Kilshannig
18. Sean Desmond – Clondrohid
19. Darragh Cashman – Millstreet
20. Eanna O Hanlon – Kilshannig
21. Conor Corbett – Clyda Rovers
22. Darragh Hayes  – Carbery Rangers
23. Gerry O Sullivan – Boherbue
24. Conor Russell – Douglas

Extended Panel Members

Jack Kelliher  – Canovee
Eoin Nation  – Nemo Rangers
Ciaran Nyhan  – Ballinascarthy
Dylan Connolly  – Glanworth
Conor Smith  – Aghabullogue
Eoghan Lehane – Canovee
Ciarán O’ Sullivan  – Urhan

Cork’s Management Team

Management: Keith Ricken, Michéal Ó Cronín, Maurice Moore, Colm O Neill, Barry Corkery

Strength & Conditioning: Con Burns

Goalkeeping Coach: Kevin Murphy

Logistics: Charlie McCarthy, Brian Walsh, Denis McSweeney

Medical: Dr Aidan Kelleher, Brian O Connell

Liaison Officer: Des Cullinane


Cork hurlers lose to Galway

Allianz Hurling League Division One Group A

GALWAY 2-18 CORK 1-16

By Cian O’Connell at Pearse Stadium

Ultimately it turned into a satisfying win that was much more about character than class for Galway.

Shane O’Neill’s outfit fell behind in the 50th minute and with Cork backed by the elements in the second period the locals were under duress.

That, though, was when Galway started to answer the questions being posed by Cork with Gearoid McInerney and Shane Cooney two defiant figures for the maroon and white county.

Robbie O’Flynn’s 52nd minute dismissal for a foul on Fintan Burke scarcely aided Cork’s cause and Galway exploited the numerical superiority with the issue delicately poised.

In the closing stages Galway outscored Cork by 1-5 to 0-2 with Brian Concannon’s delightful 55th minute goal proving to be the critical moment.

Despite playing into the teeth of a strong first half wind, Cork were content to only depart trailing by 1-10 to 0-10 at the interval.

That was chiefly due to the efficiency of Kieran Kingston’s charges, who registered 0-10 from 10 attempts.

Galway had plenty of opportunities initially, but the fact that only 1-10 was struck from 20 shots ensured Cork were in a decent position at the turnaround considering the elements.

With Patrick Horgan sharp from frees the teams were deadlocked at 0-4 each by the 17th minute before Galway enjoyed a productive burst.

Aidan Harte, Conor Cooney (free), and Adrian Tuohey nailed points prior to Jason Flynn’s sweet 23rd minute major.

Cathal Mannion, Cooney, and Brian Concannon were all involved in the build up with Flynn eventually rattling the Cork net.

Cork, though, stayed composed reeling off six of the last nine points before the break with Conor Lehane and Bill Cooper landing splendid efforts.

When the action recommenced Cork continued to narrow the deficit and hit the front in the 50th minute as O’Mahony netted.

O’Flynn’s red card followed shortly after and Galway subsequently pounced for a goal with Conor Cooney’s inviting delivery gathered by Concannon, who mined a goal.

From then until the finish Cork could only muster a couple of Horgan frees, while Galway finished smartly.

Substitute Evan Niland rifled over two frees and the returning David Burke sealed the deal with a trademark injury time point which was saluted by a throaty western roar. Galway gleaned the spoils.

Scorers for Galway: Brian Concannon 1-2, Cathal Mannion 0-5 (4fs), Jason Flynn 1-1, Conor Cooney 0-3 (2fs), Niall Burke and Evan Niland (2fs) 0-2 each, Aidan Harte, Adrian Tuohey, and Aidan Harte 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-9 (9fs), Tim O’Mahony 1-1 (1 sideline), Shane Kingston 0-2, Aidan Walsh, Conor Lehane, Darragh Fitzgibbon, and Bill Cooper 0-1 each.

GALWAY: Eanna Murphy; Darren Morrissey, Gearoid McInerney, Seán Loftus; Pádraic Mannion, Shane Cooney, Fintan Burke; Aidan Harte, Cathal Mannion; Jason Flynn, Niall Burke, Adrian Tuohey; Brian Concannon, Conor Whelan, Conor Cooney.

Subs: David Burke for N Burke (39), Seán Linnane for P Mannion (51), Evan Niland for F Burke (57), TJ Brennan for Harte (60), Conor Walsh for Concannon (69).

CORK: Anthony Nash; Niall O’Leary, Eoin Cadogan, Colm Spillane; Bill Cooper, Tim O’Mahony, Sean O’Leary-Hayes; Mark Coleman, Darragh Fitzgibbon; Robbie O’Flynn, Seamus Harnedy, Aidan Walsh; Conor Lehane, Shane Kingston, Patrick Horgan.

Subs: Conor Cahalane for Walsh (HT), Jack O’Connor for Lehane (70+1).

REFEREE: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary).

Cork hurlers travel to Galway

Cork will play Galway in Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 on Sunday March 1st at 2pm in Pearse Stadium Galway.

Cork’s sit in mid-table after four league games. Cork beat Tipperary and Westmeath but lost to Waterford and Limerick.

Cork Team to play Galway was announced on Friday, check it here

Game information
Competition Allianz Hurling League
Round 5th round
Teams Cork and Galway
Venue Pearse Stadium
Time 2pm
Date 1st March 2020
Referee Fergal Horgan

Ticket Information

Tickets for the game are available at your local Super Valu and Centra store.

    • Pre-Purchase Pricing: €15.00
    • Match Day Pricing: €20.00
    • Juveniles(U-16’s): Free
    • Concessions for OAP/Students (with ID) €15


Travel information

Please see below information from Galway GAA

Notice for Game in Pearse Stadium 1st March 2020

Cork footballers to host Derry

Cork will play Derry in Round 5 of the Allianz Football League Division 3 on Sunday March 1st at 2pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Cork Footballers have recorded four wins in the league this season, beating Offaly, Leitrim,Down and Tipperary.

Cork Team to play Derry is announced here

Ticket information: Adult tickets will cost €10 and All u16s are free. You can purchase as your local Super Valu/ Centra stores

Gates: Stadium will open at 1pm on Sunday.

Game will be live on C103fm with updates on Cork’s 96 FM and Cork’s Red FM, we will have live updates on our twitter page.

Game information
Competition Allianz Football League
Round 5th round
Teams Cork and Derry
Venue Páirc Uí Chaoimh
Time 2pm
Date March 1st
Referee Fergal Kelly

Tickets for the game are available online at or at your local Super Valu and Centra store.

The Cork footballers will wear a special commemorative jersey details of which can be found here


Congress 2020

This Friday and Saturday (February 28 and 29) the GAA’s Annual Congress takes place in Croke Park.

A total of 63 motions will go before the delegates to be debated and voted on.

At the bottom of this article you can view and download the motions as they will appear before the delegates.

You can also download some useful documents to read alongside examining the motions – GAA Official Guide Parts 1 & 2, Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan’s 2019 Annual Report, and the GAA’s 2019 Financial Report.

Below is a simplified guide to the motions to be dealt with this weekend. via 

It’s worth noting that there are no new rule changes proposed by any motion this year, only amendments to current rules. Any motions passed in terms of rule amendments will be implemented a month after Congress subject to Central Council.


This motion proposes to give the sidline official the power to bring to the attention of the referee, during a break in play, any instances of foul play which have not been noticed by the referee.


This motion seeks to give team captains and managers the power to ask the referee to consult with the Hawkeye Score Detection System and/or his fellow officials to clarify if any of the match officials erred in making a decision in relation to the validity of a score or the awarding of a free/sideline/wide/45 or 65 or square infringement. This would be limited to two failed requests per team and the request must be made before the play resumes.


This motion proposes that a referee must first give permission to a team medical officer or another authorised official before they can enter the field of play to examine an injured player.


Under current rule in both Gaelic Football and Hurling you can carry the ball in your hand for a maximum of four steps before you play it. This proposed rule amendment would stipulate instead that you can carry the ball for a maximum of two seconds in Gaelic Football and Hurling in your hand(s) before you play it.


This motion seeks to extend the rule that allows a temporary substitution if a player has a blood injury. If passed, you will also be allowed to bring on a temporary substitute for a player who has suffered a ‘head injury’.


This motion proposes a rule amendment that any player who receives a kick-out cannot pass it back to his goalkeeper. The penalty proposed for a breach of this rule would be a free-kick awarded to the opposition from the position the goalkeeper recieves the pass, or if the goalkeeper is inside the 13m line when in receipt of the pass the free will be from the 13m line opposite where the foul occurs.

A total of 63 motions will be voted on at Annual Congress in Croke Park this year. 
A total of 63 motions will be voted on at Annual Congress in Croke Park this year. 


This motion relates to the advanced mark in Gaelic Football and comes from the Standing Committee on Playing Rules. At the moment if a player wins an advanced mark he can elect to play on and must be allowed to proceed unhindered for four steps by the opposition if he does play on. This motion proposes to allow the opposition to tackle the player immediately if he wins a mark inside the large or small rectangle and elects to play on.


This motion relates to the duties of linesmen and the sideline official and puts forward two proposals. It gives linesmen the authority to, having consulted with the referee, indicate to a sideline official the amount of additional time to be played. Currently sidline officals are only appointed for senior inter-county championship matches and League Games. This motion also proposes that a sideline official can also be appointed by the committee in charge for all other games.


This motion proposes giving awarding two points to the scoring team when a ball is struck over the bar and between the posts in hurling from a sideline cut.


This motion proposes extending the duration of adult club matches from 60 minutes to 70 minutes.


Currently All-Ireland semi-finals that are level after normal time go to extra-time (The All-Ireland Finals and Provincial Finals are currently the only inter-county championship matches that go straight to a replay if level at the end of normal time). This motion proposes doing away with extra-time for All-Ireland semi-finals. An All-Ireland semi-final that is level at the end of normal time would instead go straight to a replay.


This motion proposes to prohibit the use of metal bands on hurleys at underage hurling up to and including the U-12 grade.


This motion proposes to introduce a black-card in hurling on a similar basis to which it already applies in football – to deliberately pull down an opponent; to deliberately trip an opponent with hand, arm, leg, foot or hurley; to deliberately collide with an opponent after the opponent has played the ball away for for the purpose of taking the opponent out of the movement of play; to remonstrate in an aggressive manner with a match official; to threaten or to use abusive or provocative language or gestures to an opponent or team-mate. The black-card penalty would be ten minutes in a sin-bin. If the player has already been yellow-carded, then he is show a black-card followed by a red-card. A player who receives a second black-card or a yellow-card after returning to the field of play from the sin-bin would be red-carded.


This motion deals with what offences merit cards in Gaelic Football and Hurling. At the moment referees shall only issue cards if they deem the infraction to be have been deliberate and not accidental. This motion proposes to remove that clause so referees will no longer have to judge whether a serious act of foul play was deliberate or not.


This motion deals with the advantage rule and proposes that if an aggressive foul occurs within scoring distance in Gaelic Football (e.g. within 45m) and hurling (e.g. within 65m) that the referee will award the free rather than play advantage unless the referee considers there is a clear potential of a goal being scored.


This motion proposes that each team should have a designated official and two designated players chosen before a match and identified by the wearing of a distinctive armband who are able to approach the referee in a courteous manner as to a matter of fact in relation to the game before the game starts, at half-time, or when the game ends.

During a break in play the players wearing these arm-bands are the only ones allowed on the pitch to approach a referee in a courteous manner to seek clarification on a decision a match official has made. The referee must give a clear and polite reply when addressed by these players.

If an undesignated player approaches a referee and shows dissent when the opposition have been given a free then the referee can bring the free forward 13m (but no further than an opponent’s 20/13m line).

If an undesignated player approaches a referee and shows dissent after their own team have been given a free then the referee can cancel the free and throw-in the ball.

If an undesignated player from either team approaches a referee and shows dissent during open play the referee can award a free to the opposition from where the dissent took place or where the ball is in play, whichever is more advantageous.


This motion seeks to clarify what the responsibilities of all development related officers in a county would be. It would get rid of the generic title ‘Development Officer’ and instead specify a number of rules such as ‘County Safety Officer, ‘County Insurance Officer’, etc.


This motion proposes to give each county the authority to regrade players in a manner appropriate for their own championships subject to any guidelines issued by Central Council.


This motion relates to the All-Ireland SFC Quarter-Final Group Stage and amending the rule that currently specifies that Croke Park must be one of the neutral venues. The neutral game would instead be at a venue to be determined by CCCC.


This motion deals with the nomination and election of club and county officers. It puts the onus on any person seeking to vote or be nominated/elected to prove they have paid their membership subscription.


This motion proposes that a GAA club cannot be affiliated unless they have hed a General Meeting within the preceding 48 weeks.


This motion proposes that any vote to amalgamate taken by two clubs shall by done by secret ballot and be made prior to the 20th of November in the year preceding the proposed amalgamation taking place.


This motion proposes that each county should have a finite number of seats on its various committees. It doesn’t matter what the number is, as long as there’s a stated limit you can’t have more than.


This motion proposes that attendees at the annual National Youth Forum must be aged 12-21 years of age. It also proposes that a maximum of five National Youth Forum delegates will now be nominated rather than elected to present a Report to Congress where they will have speaking rights.


This motion proposes to extend the powers of Central Council to include setting the closed season and return to collective training periods.


This motion proposes that from now on no member of the National Management Committee or Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) would be permitted to sit on the Central Hearings Committee (CHC). This is to prevent any potential conflicts of interest.


This motion proposes that from now on no member of the Management Committee of Central Council, Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC), or Central Hearings Committee (CHC), would be permitted to sit on the Central Appeals Committee (CAC). Like Motion 26, this is to prevent any potential conflicts of interest.


This motion proposes that a player may only avail of one inter-county transfer in any calendar year.


This motion will firstly ask Congress to define the eligiblity span for the U-21 grade. There are two options. 1: A player shall have celebrated his 16th birthday prior to January 1st and his 21st birthday on or after January 1st of the Championships Year.


2: A player shall have celebrated his 17th birthday prior to January 1st and his 21st birthday on or after January 1st of the Championships Year.

The motion also defines the already agreed eligibility spans for all other age-groups – U-20, U19, U18, U17, U16, U15, U14, U13, U12, and U11.


This motion proposes to extent the jurisdiction of the Management Committee of Central Council in such a way that it could intervene in any matter that could cause serious damage, reputational or otherwise, to the Association.


This motion proposes that while a county shall be allowed to determine its own intenral underage grades from U21 to U11, it must do so subject to Central Council policy.


This is a wide-ranging motion that seeks to tidy up a lot of the provisions that apply to Gaelic Games played outside of Ireland and Britain. The idea is to put a framework around what will be called ‘World GAA’ and to draft a constitution for ‘World GAA’ in terms that are more meaningful for clubs that are set up internationally. There are a number of proposals in this motion that will be voted on as a whole which we’ve broken down numerically here.

1: The GAA would be defined as the ‘International Governing Body’ of Gaelic Games.

2: ‘World GAA’ would be defined as a branch of the Association.

3: Both a ‘County’ and a ‘Province’ would be defined as units recognised as such by Central Council.

4: A distinction would be made between counties who participated in the previous senior inter-county championships and those who did not in determining how many delegates may represent each county at Annual Congress. The maximum representation for any one county that did not compete in the previous year’s championships would be reduced from 10 to 5 delegates.

5: World GAA would be able to propose a maximum of one motion at Congress.

6: World GAA would have a representative on Central Council.

7: Central Council would have the power to recognise geographical areas as Counties or Provinces and to decide from time to time what geographical areas fall under the jurisdiction of World GAA.

8: The Chairperson of World GAA would be appoined by Central Council, not elected.



This motion proposes to establish a National Club Fixtures Oversight Committee and sets out who the members would be and the powers of the Committee. It would investigage matters related to the enforcement of rules on the scheduling and postponement of club fixtures, inter-county player availability to clubs, inter-county challenge and tournament games and closed periods/collective training. The proposed committee would also have responsibility for approving county club fixture programmes on an annual basis and ensuring county club fixture programmes are consistent with the Association’s rules and policies.


This motion proposes establishing a National Competitions Control Committee for inter-county affairs up to the U-17 grade.


This motion proposes taking away the power of a Provincial Council to ‘take any action necessary’ in relation to fixtures programmes under its jurisdiction. This power would instead be put in the hands of the National Club Fixtures Oversight Committee.


This motion deals with the monitoring of county fixtures programmes. Counties will have to submit a plan for their club fixtures programme in January. Each province will have a monitoring system for that and an appointed person to report any breaches to the proposed National Club Fixtures Oversight Committee. This motion also sets out penalties for non-compliance which range from financial to competition disqualification.


This motion relates to the role of the Provincial Fixtures Analyst. It gives that person the right to be a member of the Central Fixtures Analysis Committee and the National Club Fixtures Oversight Committee.


This motion proposes to bring the four provincial nominated appointees with responsibility for club fixtures into the Central Fixtures Analysis Committee.


This motion proposes that a player who plays for their county senior football team in the Allianz League is not eligible to play for their county U-20 in the championship in the same calendar year.


This motion relates to the timing of Higher Education Council Championships. It proposes that the Sigerson Cup be completed by the fifth Sunday of the year and the Fitzgibbon Cup completed by the seventh Sunday of the year.


This motion relates to the timing of Post Primary Schools Championships. It proposes that the A and B football championships be completed by the fifth Sunday of the year and the A and B hurling championships be completed by St. Patrick’s Day.


This motion proposes playing the All-Ireland U-20 Football Championshiops in the months of February and March save in exceptional circumstances such as bad weather.


This motion proposes to abolish the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship.


This motion is directly related to motion 25 which seeks to extend the powers of Central Council to include setting the closed season and return to collective training periods. Motion 44 effectively gives Central Council the power to determine what the timetable should be on a year to year basis.


This motion proposes that a county’s Assistant Treasurer is not limited to a five-year term where a county’s bye-law says the position is not subject to maximum number of years in office.


This motion proposes to allow counties and provinces to appoint up to two independent members to their county committees and provincial councils.


This motion proposes that only a full member who has paid their annual club subscription prior to the 31st of March in a membership year and registered shall be entitled to be nominated for, or elected to any elective office in the same membership year.


This motion relates to when players can play for a particular county or club if they have ‘a relevant connection’. The first part of his motion proposes that a ‘legal guardian’ may provide that relevant connection in the same way a parent does under current rule.

This motion also proposes that Central Council be given the power, in exceptional circumstances, to deem a player to have an ‘Other Relevant Connection’ with a particular club or county in accordance with policy adopted by Central Council.


This motion proposes that any player who transfers from one county to another cannot transfer again within a 12-month period after the transfer has been approved.


Currently any player who transfers to another club has the right to finish a competition he has already started with his previous club in that season. This motion proposes that once you transfer clubs you can’t finish a competition for your previously club.


This motion proposes that a player could play for any other county if they have a ‘relevant connection’ to that county, not just a so-called weaker county designated by Central Council


This motion proposes that a player who has played in the Tier Two Football Championship or Tiers 3/4/5 of the hurling championship should still be able to register as a member of any club in the USGAA board jurisdiction in that same year. Currently, any player who has been included on an inter-county senior championship team list in the current year’s championship is not eligible to register for a club in the USGAA board jurisdiction.


This motion proposes to increase the age of eligibility from a four-year to a five-year span at U-20 level.


This motion proposes to reinstate the U-18 age-group as minor (it is now currently U-17).


This motion is effectively proposing the same as motion 54.


This motion proposes that a club player will not lose his current championship status by playing in his first game of a higher grade championship.


This motion deals with a situation that would arise in the League phase of a championship if one team gives a walkover in a group where two teams or more finish on equal points. Currently, in this situation, those teams that finish on the same points will have a play-off. This motion proposes that before a play-off is required, two other methods should be an earlier recourse to separate the teams who finished on equal points.

Firstly, score difference from the games in which only the teams involved, (teams tied on points), have played each other (subtracting the total Scores Against from total Scores For). If both teams have the same score difference, then the next step is to compare their Highest Total Score For, in which only the teams involved, have played each other. If the teams still can’t be separated, then a play-off must be played.


This motion deals with the All-Ireland minor and U-20 hurling championships. In the All-Ireland minor championship, it proposes doing away with the round-robin series after the provincial championship and instead have either the Munster or Leinster champions on a rotating basis play Galway in an All-Ireland semi-final with the winner of that game the remaining provincial champion in an All-Ireland Final.

At the moment there’s a back-door for beaten provincial finalists in the All-Ireland U-20 hurling championship. This motion also proposes to do away with that so the Munster and Leinster winners simply play one another in the All-Ireland Final.


This motion proposes to change the promotion and relegation structure between the various tiers of the All-Ireland hurling championship thereby ‘balancing’ the number of counties playing in each tier. If the motion is passed, the following would come to pass

Liam MacCarthy Cup: In 2020 there would be no relegation from the Leinster Championship while the Joe McDonagh champions would be promoted to the Leinster Championship for 2021 thereby bringing the number of competing teams in the Leinster Championship to six. The exception would be if Kerry won the Joe McDonagh Cup this year. Then they would play off against the whatever team finished bottom in the 2020 Munster Championship to decide which team would compete in the Munster Championship in 2021 and which team would play in the Joe McDonagh Cup. In that scenario the bottom team in the Leinster Championship would not be relegated. If a team other than Kerry wins the Joe McDonagh Cup this year, then the Leinster Championship will go from a five-team to a six-team competition.

Joe McDonagh Cup: There are currently five teams in the Joe McDonagh Cup. The Joe McDonagh Cup winners would be promoted and no team would be relegated from the Joe McDonagh Cup in 2020 while two teams would be promoted up to the Joe McDonagh Cup from the Christy Ring, thus ensuring the Joe McDonagh Cup would have six teams in 2021.

Christy Ring Cup: There are currently eight teams competing in the Christy Ring Cup. The Christy Ring Cup finalists would be promoted up to the Joe McDonagh Cup for 2021 while the Nickey Rackard Cup winners would be promoted up to the Christy Ring Cup for 2021. The bottom team in the Christy Ring Cup would be relegate to the Nickey Rackard Cup. This would reduce the number of counties competing in the Christy Ring Cup from eight to six in 2021.

Nickey Rackard: There are currently eight teams in the Nickey Rackard Cup. One team will be promoted to the Christy Ring Cup while one team will drop down from the Christy Ring Cup to the Nickey Rackard Cup. The two bottom teams would be relegated to the Lory Meagher Cup. The third bottom team would play the Lory Meagher Cup winner in a play-off with the winner competing in the Nickey Rackard Cup in 2021. This would reduce the number of teams playing in the Nickey Rackard Cup in 2021 from eight to six.

Lory Meagher Cup: There are currently four teams in the Lory Meagher Cup. Two teams will definitely be relegated from the Nickey Rackard Cup with the possibility of a third (in which case one team would be promoted from the Lory Meagher Cup to the Nickey Rackard Cup). This would increase the number of counties competing for the Lory Meagher Cup in 2021 from four to six.


This motion, if passed, would extend the penalties that apply to conduct considered to have discredited the Association. It proposes a penalty of a deduction of points, and, where this occurs in a League competition, the team must still fulfil all fixtures and have the appropriate number of points deducted at the conclusion of the competition.


This motion proposes to remove the requirement that an application for full or social membership of the GAA must be proposed and seconded by two existing members.


This motion proposes the same as Motion 61, but for youth membership.


This motion proposes to remove the obligation to publish and circulate the names and addresses of new club members to every other club-member. Instead that list of people would go to the club executive, not the general membership.

*click here  download some useful documents to read alongside examining the motions – GAA Official Guide Parts 1 & 2, Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan’s 2019 Annual Report, and the GAA’s 2019 Financial Report.

Cork GAA Clubs Draw February 2020 Results

Rank Draw Number Prize First Name Last Name Club
1st H569 €20,000 Cash TED LINEHAN Meelin
2nd G705 €5,000 Cash JAMES & EILEEN O’NEILL Bishopstown
3rd L864 €3,000 Cash TERESA O’NEILL Clonakilty
4th O971 €1,000 Cash FIDELMA FORBES Carrigaline
5th Q559 €1,000 Cash Shane Aherne Erins Own
6th C837 Luxury Hotel Break EILEEN DAVIS Macroom
7th A494 Luxury Hotel Break Therese Power Bishopstown
8th C914 €150 Voucher Rochestown Park Hotel ANN DRINNAN Ballymartle
9th F903 €150 Voucher Tom Murphy Menswear LILLIAN KEANE Whitechurch
10th B474 €150 Voucher Cummins Sports DENIS O’DONOGHUE Grange
11th C200 €150 Voucher O’Flynn’s Hotels DONAL& HELEN CASEY Ballyclough
12th E660 €150 Voucher Co-op Superstores Michael O Sullivan Na Piarsaigh
13th O701 €150 Voucher One 4 All CLOYNE G.A.A. CLUB Cloyne
14th D757 €150 Voucher Keanes Jewellers CIARA,ORLA,TARA QUINN Tracton
15th B748 €150 Voucher Rochestown Park Hotel FRANCIS MC EVANEY Passage West
16th G220 €150 Voucher Tom Murphy Menswear MARY CLANCY FITZGERALD Ballygiblin
17th L857 €150 Voucher Cummins Sports JACK & NORA COLLINS Newmarket
18th O401 €150 Voucher O’Flynn’s Hotels Nora & Lilian Breen Boherbue
19th B379 €150 Voucher Co-op Superstores BRIAN MILLER Charleville
20th K751 €150 Voucher Keanes Jewellers BREDA O’CALLAGHAN Meelin
21st G470 €150 Cash Kathleen Cotter Belgooly
22nd A791 €150 Cash GORETTA SWEENEY Shamrocks
23rd E066 €150 Cash JOE GRIFFIN Tracton
24th Z152 €150 Cash Pat Neill Gairnish
25th A053 €150 Cash Donagh Wiseman Castletownbere