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Date / Time                               Fixture                                                                                                Link to Fixture

Fri, Sept 3rd @7pm                 St. Catherine’s v Kilbrin in Mallow                                           Buy Ticket

Fri, Sept 3rd @7.30pm           Bishopstown v St. Michael’s in Páirc Uí Rinn                        Buy Ticket

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Sat, Sept 4th @2pm                Carbery Rangers v Éire Óg in Bandon                                     Buy Ticket

Sat, Sept 4th @2pm                St Finbarr’s v Ballincollig in Páirc Uí Rinn                               Buy Ticket

Sat, Sept 4th @2pm                Mitchelstown v Aghabullogue in Watergrasshill                 Buy Ticket

Sat, Sept 4th @2pm                Abbey Rovers v Deel Rovers in Buttevant                             Buy Ticket

Sat, Sept 4th @3pm                Tullylease v Ballinacurra in Skeeda, Ballyhooly                   Buy Ticket

Sat, Sept 4th @4pm                Castlehaven v Newcestown in Clonakilty                              Buy Ticket

Sat, Sept 4th @4pm                St. Nicks v Kanturk in Mourneabbey                                      Buy Ticket

Sat, Sept 4th @4pm                Macroom v Naomh Abán in Ballingeary                                 Buy Ticket

Sat, Sept 4th @5pm                Newmarket v Aghada in Glantane                                           Buy Ticket

Sat, Sept 4th @5pm                Nemo Rangers v Valley Rovers in Ballygarvan                     Buy Ticket

Sat, Sept 4th @6pm                O’Donovan Rossa v Bandon in Ballinascarthy                      Buy Ticket

Sat, Sept 4th @6pm                Fermoy v Mallow in Castletownroche                                   Buy Ticket

Sat, Sept 4th @6pm                Adrigole v Glenville in Dunmanway                                        Buy Ticket

Sat, Sept 4th @6.30pm          Lismire v St. John’s in Dromtarriffe                                         Buy Ticket

Sat, Sept 4th @7pm                Douglas v Carrigaline in Páirc Uí Rinn                                     Buy Ticket

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Sun, Sept 5th @2pm              Clonakilty v Ilen Rovers in Rosscarbery                                  Buy Ticket

Sun, Sept 5th @2pm              Béal Áth an Ghaorthaidh v Dohenys in Kilmichael             Buy Ticket

Sun, Sept 5th @2pm              Kiskeam v Knocknagree in Boherbue                                     Buy Ticket

Sun, Sept 5th @2pm              Clyda Rovers v Bantry Blues in Aghinagh                               Buy Ticket

Sun, Sept 5th @2pm              Cill Na Martra v Nemo Rangers in Carrigadrohid                Buy Ticket

Sun, Sept 5th @3pm              St. Vincent’s v Rockchapel in Mallow                                      Buy Ticket

Sun, Sept 5th @3pm              Castletownbere v Na Piarsaigh in Enniskeane                     Buy Ticket

Sun, Sept 5th @4pm              Kildorrery v Glanmire in Fermoy                                              Buy Ticket

Sun, Sept 5th @4pm              Kilshannig v Glanworth in Kilavullen                                       Buy Ticket

Sun, Sept 5th @4pm              Millstreet v Kinsale in Macroom                                               Buy Ticket

Sun, Sept 5th @4pm              St. Finbarr’s v Iveleary in Cloughduv                                       Buy Ticket

Sun, Sept 5th @4pm              Gabriel Rangers v Ballinora in Ballinacarriga                         Buy Ticket

Sun, Sept 5th @4pm              Dromtarriffe v Ballydesmond in Cullen                                  Buy Ticket

Cork GAA Commercial Director

Cork GAA is pleased to announce the appointment of Sinéad O’Keeffe as our new Commercial Director.

Sinéad will be responsible for providing commercial leadership and insights, to enable Cork GAA to deliver on its strategic objective of maximising commercial opportunities, while delivering financial stability and creating a future sustainable organisation. This will include initiatives such as One Cork, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Rebels’ Bounty and all commercial partnerships across Cork GAA.

Sinéad is the holder of an MA and Bachelor of Business Studies from University of Limerick and a Digital Marketing Diploma from Digital Marketing Institute Dublin. She has recently worked with Cork GAA in the position of Commercial Manager, introducing several new commercial partnerships in her time here. She previously worked with Enable Ireland, the Irish Cancer Society, the Irish Heart Foundation, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and Aviva Stadium.

This announcement follows an appointment process overseen by Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium Board Chairman John Horan, County Chairman Marc Sheehan, Jim Woulfe (Dairygold CEO), Maria Ennis (Croke Park HR) and CEO Kevin O’Donovan.

Sinéad will take up the position on Monday, August 30th and will be based at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Welcoming the appointment, County Chairman, Marc Sheehan said, “We are delighted that someone of the energy and vision of Sinéad O’Keeffe is joining the Cork GAA team. She brings a wealth of commercial experience to this role, along with a strong GAA background. Sinéad has come through a rigorous interview process and on behalf of Cork County Board, I would like to warmly wish her every success in this new role.”

CEO Kevin O’Donovan said, “This appointment is a key element of the continuing commercial development of Cork GAA, which will be essential as we aim to invest further in our teams and clubs. It will also provide an essential executive function to One Cork and will ensure that the Páirc Uí Chaoimh business plan is prioritised.  Sinéad has already made a significant contribution in these areas previously and we now look forward to future growth on all fronts.”

Rebels’ Bounty Draw 2021

2021 Rebels’ Bounty Draw will take place on Thursday 25th March at 7.30pm.

The event will be broadcast on Facebook, YouTube and on www.gaacork.ie platforms. Prize winners will be announced on both www.gaacork.ie after the draw and on www.gaacork.ie/rebelsbounty after each monthly draw takes place.

 

 

You can watch the event on youtube here => Youtube link

You can watch the event on facebook here => Facebook Link

Ian Maguire speaks about playing with Cork at launch of our new jersey


Our football Captain, Ian Maguire speaks about who he’s representing when he plays for Cork and what it means to him to play at the highest level. 

 

 

“Wearing that red jersey means everything…when you are representing the red of Cork, you are representing your area, but more importantly, you’re carrying on an important tradition of success.”

@officialcorkgaa football captain, Ian Maguire, on the pride in wearing the red of Cork, what the GAA means to him and the tradition of success in the Rebel County.

The new @officialcorkgaa jersey is now available to buy exclusively through Sports Direct Ireland online order now with free delivery for all fans who purchase the Cork GAA home jersey and/or Cork GAA home kit online!

 

 

SPORTS DIRECT OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF CORK GAA

 

SPORTS DIRECT OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF CORK GAA

NEW CORK GAA JERSEY UNVEILED TO KICK OFF #BORNTOPLAY CAMPAIGN

Cork GAA are delighted to announce a five-year sponsorship deal with Cork GAA. This partnership will see Sports Direct support the men’s Senior Football and Hurling teams, as well as Minor and Under 20 teams in both codes.

As part of its partnership with Cork GAA, Sports Direct will be providing all panels with personalised access to its full range of boots, an arrangement that will also extend to all members of the backroom teams.

Today’s announcement also sees the release of our new Cork GAA jersey, designed and manufactured in collaboration with O’Neills. The jersey celebrates the three core pillars of club, school and county under Corcaigh that together form the foundation of Cork GAA. It is the clubs, schools and county teams and the army of volunteers contained within that constitutes the unique fabric of Cork GAA.

Speaking at today’s launch, Sports Direct Managing Director Leonard Brassel said: “We are incredibly proud to begin this journey with Cork GAA. Cork is a unique place in Ireland and boasts a proud history within the GAA. The People’s Republic of Cork is known for its passionate support of both football and hurling and all of us at Sports Direct share this passion for Gaelic Games. Over the past three years, we have been Official Supporters of 5 grassroots clubs and, this year, we will extend this grassroots support to incorporate six additional clubs, bringing the total to 11  clubs nationwide. We are delighted to take the next step from club sponsorship to county sponsorship and look forward to working with Cork GAA over the next five years celebrating their dedication and passion in support of the further development of Gaelic Games in Cork.”

Cork GAA Chairperson Marc Sheehan commented: “We are delighted to welcome Sports Direct on board as the new sponsor of Cork GAA. We are really looking forward to working with them and seeing the teams back in action in this fantastic new jersey in the future.”

Cork GAA CEO Kevin O’Donovan noted: “We are delighted to welcome Sports Direct to the Cork GAA family. We look forward to a growing partnership with them over the coming years and look forward to seeing the teams wearing their new strip in the near future. The commercial relationship with Sports Direct is part of Cork County Board’s wider One Cork initiative, which will drive future success for Cork GAA both on, and off, the field. By putting the three pillars of club, school and county together on the jersey, we want to show every player of every age that they are part of this shared future.”

The newly-launched jersey is now available exclusively through Sports Direct Ireland online https://ie.sportsdirect.com/, until stores across the country re-open. The jersey will remain exclusive to Sports Direct for the first three weeks after stores re-open, before becoming available in sports retailers nationwide. Fans can also purchase from www.o’neills.com.  Customers who purchase via Sports Direct will receive a €10 voucher off their next Sports Direct purchase.

We are delighted to work with Sports Direct as we embark on a new journey. Further exciting activation will be unveiled nearer to the championship season, enabling GAA fans across the Cork to get behind our hurling and football teams.

 

 

REBELS’ BOUNTY launched with promise of €500,000 in prizes

One lucky winner will win the top prize of €100,000

Tickets are going on sale this Friday, December 4th from 3pm for Rebels’ Bounty, a new fundraising initiative by Cork GAA designed to support Cork players, clubs and county. The initiative offers a spectacular total prize fund of €500,000, with one lucky club member set to win €100,000.

Rebels’ Bounty is an initiative of Cork GAA to give clubs a significant opportunity to raise funds at a time when traditionally fundraising has been impacted by restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Tickets for the draw cost €100 each, and tickets will be sold directly by your club in County Cork or on line at gaacork.ie/rebelsbounty. In every draw, there are 30 cash prizes, ranging from €100 to €20,000. In April and December, the top prize will increase to €25,000. In December, the bumper prize of €100,000 will be given away. The first draw will take place on Wednesday, February 24th where prizes will be draw for January and February 2021.

All the funds raised by the Rebels’ Bounty will be directly and indirectly invested in Cork GAA clubs. The draw is designed to ensure that most of the funds are kept locally to help improve facilities and equipment, while the remainder will be used by Cork GAA to invest in programmes such as Rebel Óg and supports for inter-county players.

Tracey Kennedy, chairperson of Cork GAA, said “The Rebels’ Bounty is a unique opportunity for clubs to raise funds locally, and keep those funds locally. This has been a difficult year for all our clubs, and we hope that members across Cork will stake their claim in the Rebels’ Bounty to support players from under 5s to inter-county. We hope that the new prize structure will provide an even better incentive for members to buy and for clubs to sell tickets. This prize fund will be distributed across the entire county. We would like to wish everyone the best of luck, and thank them for their efforts in supporting the future of our clubs and our county.”

Speaking at the launch of Rebels’ Bounty Kevin O’Donovan, CEO/Secretary Cork GAA commented “Following from the launch of One Cork we are now delighted to official announce details of Rebels’ Bounty, marking the beginning of a new fundraising era for Cork Clubs. We have increased the prize fund to ensure maximum return for our members, with 30 prizes monthly. We listened to our members and all 30 prizes are now in cash. 2020 has been a unique and difficult year for our clubs and I’m delighted to launch this appeal allowing clubs to raise vital funds at a time when it is extremely hard to do so.”

Tickets for the Rebels’ Bounty are being distributed via GAA clubs in County Cork, they can also be bought online at gaacork.ie/rebelsbounty. The maximum number of entries per person is 5, with a maximum of 2 names per ticket. Entries for the draw will close on February 22nd 2021. For information, please visit gaacork.ie/rebelsbounty.

“ONE CORK” – New brand to drive future success for Cork GAA

“ONE CORK” – NEW BRAND TO DRIVE FUTURE SUCCESS FOR CORK GAA
Programme has ambition to realise €20 million+ in revenue over the next five years
Cork GAA has unveiled an ambitious new programme of investment and commercial activity that it expects will realise over €20 million in revenue over the next five years.
The income – through commercial revenue including; Cork County Board and stadia sponsorship, concerts and stadium rental and advertising – will be used to invest heavily in clubs across Cork, and in a better resourced county structure.
One Cork amalgamates all of the existing organisations working to further the sport across the county, including the Cork County Board, the Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium Board, Cairde Chorcaí, the clubs and the army of dedicated supporters of Cork GAA.
The ambition of One Cork is to make Cork GAA one of the most successful sporting organisations in the country, both on and off the pitch. By investing properly in clubs, schools and county structures, One Cork will lay the groundwork for future success at every level from Rebel Óg to Inter-County.
The plan will build upon a series of strategies in key areas, namely sponsorship, commercial opportunities at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, ticket sales and advertising. 
A group of dedicated Cork GAA supporters with vast commercial experience has been working on the commercial strategy for One Cork for a number of months. Their stated goal is to introduce a commercial engine that will deliver the required return to drive a vision and ambition for Cork GAA.
In terms of sponsorship, One Cork is looking to activate a number of new opportunities that will realise the true potential of a world class stadium like Páirc Uí Chaoimh. This includes the naming rights for elements of “the Páirc”, its development as a national venue for events and its appeal as a year-round destination.
One Cork will also look at using its existing real estate for new advertising opportunities, using a model that has worked extremely well for other sports.
One Cork will deepen links with the clubs and their communities. The goal is to ensure that every player, from the 5-year-old starting out to the inter-county star, will see the benefits of the programme. This has already begun with the Rebels’ Bounty, a revamped draw format that will see clubs directly benefit from improved ticket sales.
Seán Ó hÓrain, Uachtarán CLG said One behalf of the wider Association I wish Cork well in their endeavours in establishing ‘One Cork’. The project is ambitious and innovative and has the potential, if fully supported by the wider Cork GAA family, to harness the huge goodwill that exists towards our games in what is the biggest county with the largest number of clubs in the GAA”. 
Tracey Kennedy, chairperson of Cork County Board said, One Cork realises a long-held ambition to drive Cork GAA forward united, as befits the largest county in Ireland. By embracing this vision of what Cork GAA should be, every member of every club will be on a firmer footing for the future, both in terms of finance and structure. From this point on, there is a single purpose – the success of the entire organisation with a view to benefitting all our players and all our clubs, and ensuring that the Rebel red is once again a regular feature in Croke Park. I would like to thank those who have given so much of their time to putting this plan in place, and I look forward to being part of the team that brings it to fruition.”
Michael O’Flynn is part of the One Cork steering group. He said, “Cork GAA has always evoked passion from its supporters, but that passion wasn’t always translated into real commercial success that feeds its growth. I am happy to have been asked to lend my support, and I am proud that One Cork has developed a new vision for Cork GAA. Our plan will bring a strong commercial focus to our activities to ensure that at both club and inter-county level the necessary resources are in place to support players. What is crucial now is that we bring a real focus to executing successfully the plans that have been developed. I firmly believe that One Cork will result in tremendous growth at every level of the game, and I would ask every GAA supporter to become part of it”. 
Ted Owens from Cairde Chorcaí said, Our mission has always been to help Cork GAA teams to succeed at the highest level. We believe that this objective and our efforts to improve training facilities and support coaching can best be achieved under the One Cork model. Cairde Chorcaí looks forward to now being incorporated into One Cork, and we ask every GAA member here and abroad to fully support the initiative”. 
The One Cork steering group includes: Kevin O’Donovan (Chairperson), Ted Owens (Vice-Chairperson), Michael O’Flynn, Jim Woulfe, Kieran Calnan, Tracey Kennedy, Marc Sheehan, Diarmuid Gowen, John Mullins, Tomás Mulcahy, Conor McCarthy, Seán O’Brien and Sinéad O’Keeffe.