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:

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.




9 MAY 2024 – BELFAST

 Boucher Road 

12 MAY 2024 – KILKENNY

Nowlan Park

16 MAY 2024 – CORK 

SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh

19 MAY 2024 – DUBLIN

Croke Park 


Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Add 22 European Stadium Shows to 2024 World Tour


Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band delivered “the greatest show on earth” (Billboard) across Europe this past summer, and they’ll make a triumphant return to the continent in 2024 with a just-announced 22-show stadium run. Kicking off on May 5 in Cardiff, Wales, Springsteen and The E Street Band will bring their “rapturous and cathartic” (USA Today)” 2024 world tour to Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, France, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Norway — before bookending in the UK with a date at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 25. Full list of performance dates and on-sale times below.


Springsteen and The E Street Band’s 2023 European tour sold over 1.6 million tickets, and earned widespread praise as some of the best shows of the band’s career. The 2023 European run received praise as “one of the greatest shows ever” (Daily Telegraph) as well as five-star reviews from The Times, The Independent, NME and many others across its 14 countries. Highlights included a two-night kick-off in Barcelona which “unleashed euphoria” (El Correo) as well as performances to over 130,000 fans across two dates in London’s Hyde Park and a final night to over 70,000 in Monza, Italy.


Returning to North America at the tail end of summer, Springsteen and The E Street Band’s first U.S. stadium show in seven years — at Chicago’s Wrigley Field — was lauded as “something without equal” (Chicago Tribune) and one of “Wrigley Field’s brightest moments” (Chicago Sun-Times). A three-night New Jersey homecoming at MetLife Stadium over Labor Day weekend was praised as “blistering and time-eclipsing” (Salon) and “a joyous affair where nobody felt like saying goodbye” (Rolling Stone).


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Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band 2024 World Tour:


New European Dates Announced:


May 5 – Cardiff, Wales @ Principality Stadium (On-sale: Friday, Nov. 3 at 10am*)


May 9 – Belfast, Northern Ireland @ Boucher Road (On-sale: Monday, Nov. 6 at 8am*) 


May 12 – Kilkenny, Ireland @ Nowlan Park (On-sale: Monday, Nov. 6 at 8am*) 


May 16 – Cork, Ireland @ SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh (On-sale: Monday, Nov. 6 at 8am*) 


May 19 – Dublin, Ireland @ Croke Park (On-sale: Monday, Nov. 6 at 8am*) 


May 22 – Sunderland, England @ Stadium of Light (On-sale Friday, Nov. 3 at 10am*)


May 25 – Marseille, France @ Orange Vélodrome (On-sale Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10am*) 


May 28 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Airport Letnany (On-sale Friday, Nov. 3 at 10am*)


June 1 – Milan, Italy @ San Siro Stadium (On-sale Monday, Nov. 6 at 12pm*) 


June 3 – Milan, Italy @ San Siro Stadium (On-sale Monday, Nov. 6 at 12pm*) 


June 12 – Madrid, Spain @ Cívitas Metropolitano (On-sale Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10am*)


June 14 – Madrid, Spain @ Cívitas Metropolitano (On-sale Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10am*)


June 20 – Barcelona, Spain @ Estadi Olímpic (On-sale Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 10am*)


June 27 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Goffertpark (On-sale Friday, Nov. 3 at 9am*)


July 2 – Werchter, Belgium @ Werchter Park (On-sale Friday, Nov. 3 at 10am*)


July 5 – Hannover, Germany @ Heinz von Heiden Arena (On-sale Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 10am*)


July 9 – Odense, Denmark @ Dyrskuepladsen (On-sale Thursday, Nov. 2 at 10am*)


July 12 – Helsinki, Finland @ Olympic Stadium (On-sale Monday, Nov. 6 at 11am*)


July 15 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Friends Arena (On-sale Friday, Nov. 3 at 10am*)


July 18 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Friends Arena (On-sale Friday, Nov. 3 at 10am*)


July 21 – Bergen, Norway @ Dokken (On-sale Monday, Nov. 6 at 10am*)


July 25 – London, England @ Wembley Stadium connected by EE (On-sale Friday, Nov. 3 at 10am*)


*All on-sale times are local time

Tickets for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band in Belfast, Kilkenny, Cork and Dublin go on sale this Monday 6 November at 8am from

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Cill na Martra Stages Dramatic Comeback to Win Cork Premier IFC Final


Cill na Martra exhibited remarkable resilience as they snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Bantry Blues in the thrilling Bon Secours Hospital Cork Premier IFC final at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday.

Shane Ó Duinnín emerged as the hero for Cill na Martra, making a remarkable impact as a super-sub. His three late points proved to be the decisive factor in securing a nail-biting victory for his team.

Bantry Blues, determined to make amends for their loss in the 2022 final to Kanturk, mounted a spectacular comeback. They managed to turn a seemingly insurmountable six-point deficit into a three-point lead, with the score standing at 2-13 to 3-7 after Paddy Cronin’s point in the 54th minute.

As the final minutes ticked away, a draw appeared imminent. However, Cill na Martra had one last opportunity, and Seán Ó Fóirréidh’s expertly timed pass found the waiting Shane Ó Duinnín. In a climactic moment, Ó Duinnín delivered a monumental effort, sealing the victory for Cill na Martra by the narrowest of margins.

The Cork Premier IFC final lived up to its billing as an electrifying contest, showcasing the heart, spirit, and drama that make Gaelic games a source of inspiration and excitement for fans and players alike. As Cill na Martra celebrates their hard-fought victory, they remind us all that in the world of sports, miracles can happen when you least expect them.


Newcestown Secures Thrilling Victory in Co-Op Superstores SAHC Replay

Newcestown 3-17 Blarney 0-24 

The sporting world was treated to another chapter in the incredible story of Newcestown as their hurling team secured a thrilling victory over Blarney in a breathtaking replay of the Co-Op Superstores SAHC at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday last.

In a match filled with drama, Newcestown took control early with a trio of first-half goals that propelled them into the lead. Despite the challenging conditions, both teams battled fiercely for every breaking ball on the rain-soaked turf of the Páirc.

Upon close analysis, it became evident that the West Cork men had an edge in terms of balance and performance. Their three first-half goals, combined with outstanding contributions from players like Eddie Keneally, Richard O’Sullivan, and Luke Meade, proved to be the key ingredients of their victory.

While the loss was undoubtedly a bitter disappointment for Blarney, who saw stellar performances from Pádraig Power and Shane Barrett, they can take solace in the fact that they put on an incredible display in what was arguably “the game of the season.” This loss will undoubtedly fuel their determination to come back even stronger.

As the dust settles on this electrifying contest, one thing is certain – top-grade hurling will return to the vibrant landscape of West Cork in 2024. Fans and enthusiasts can look forward to more exhilarating clashes and unforgettable moments on the hurling field.

Newcestown’s victory is not just a testament to their skill and determination but also a reminder of the passion and spirit that define Gaelic games. It is yet another shining example of the drama and excitement that these competitions bring to the sporting world.

Scorers for Newcestown: E Kenneally 1-6 (0-5 f), R O’Sullivan 1-4, C Dinneen 1-1, E Collins 0-2, S O’Donovan, D Buckley, J Meade (sl), C O’Donovan 0-1 each.

Blarney: S Barrett 0-9 (0-4 f, 0-1 65), P Power 0-4, M Coleman (0-1 sl), S Mulcahy, J O’Keeffe 0-2 each, C Dunlea, C Hegarty, C McCarthy, E Kirby, C Barrett 0-1 each.

NEWCESTOWN: C Wilson; J Kelleher, M McSweeney, G O’Donovan; C O’Neill, L Meade, E Collins; T Twomey, N Kelly; S O’Donovan, J Meade, D Buckley; E Kenneally, C Dinneen, R O’Sullivan.

Subs: T Horgan for Kelly (46), S O’Sullivan for Dinneen (53), F Keane for Kelleher (60), C O’Donovan for O’Sullivan (61).

BLARNEY: C Murphy; P O’Leary, D Murphy, S Crowley; J O’Keeffe, P Crowley, C Power (c); O Hegarty, C Hegarty; S Mulcahy, M Coleman, C Barrett; S Barrett, P Power, C Dunlea.

Subs: C McCarthy for C Power (h-t), E Kirby for Dunlea (35).

Referee: Cathal McAllister (Aghada).