SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh – GAA Pitch of the Year

In the midst of another busy week on the pitch here in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh, it was fitting that word has come through that our pitch has been awarded ‘Pitch of the Year’ from the GAA National Pitch Workgroup.
 A robust system of assessments was completed during recent visits to the six finalists, based on three broad criteria:
(a) Pitch quality assessment during the technical visit in October 2022
(b) Environmental conditions and usage
(c) Resources and management assessment.
A wide range of factors influence the quality of pitches, including the initial construction, the drainage system, the quality of the maintenance programme and the level of pitch use.  Accordingly, a scoring system was used, based on over thirty different factors influencing each pitch and this was combined with a weighting factor related to the importance of each factor to avoid bias in the scoring of any one factor.

Particular thanks must go to all the team here at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh, in particular, John Murphy of Goldcrop, Stephen Forest and the team at Turftech, our new Groundsman Colm Daly and of course, all our staff and stewards.
Lest the aforementioned were due any break, the historic Munster Rugby game here tomorrow night, followed closely by the Munster Senior Club Football semi-final on Saturday (Live on RTE) and two County Football Finals on Sunday will, once more, show the value of having a world class pitch at our disposal.

Cork GAA Welcomes Munster v South Africa

We are delighted to welcome our colleagues in Munster Rugby to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh for an historic sporting event on this Thursday evening, November 10th, 2022.
The night will represent a celebration of all that is healthy in Cork sport and will mark years of friendships and collaboration across all sporting codes in Cork City and County.
We are proud to have such a magnificent setting on the banks of the Lee to host a sell-out crowd, as Munster welcome the reigning world champions South Africa in front of an international TV audience.
We also recognise the foresight of GAA Central Council and the IRFU in granting permission for this unique event.
Finally, we thank the Munster Rugby event team for their support in the organisation of the event, with many commercial and sporting insights gained and with many new friendships formed along the way.

Cork GAA Welcome Munster Rugby CEO & Munster players to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Cork GAA were delighted to welcome Munster Rugby CEO, Ian Flanagan and Munster players Josh Wycherley, Jack O’Donoghue and Jack Crowley to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Tickets are now on sale for Munster Rugby’s clash against South Africa Select XV on Thursday, November 10th, secure your ticket by visiting Tickets Munster Rugby V South Africa XV, Cork | Thu, 10 Nov 2022, 19:30 | Ticketmaster IE) and for further details please visit Munster Rugby | Home

SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Páirc Uí Rinn to host 72 clubs in final rounds of U9,U10 & U11 leagues

On Saturday 23rd July, 171 teams representing 72 clubs will descend on Pairc Uí Chaoimh and Pairc ui Rinn for the Final Round of the U9, U10, and U11 Summer League.

The Go Games Summer League is a shortened games program where teams are paired geographically for a series of matches with Modified rules.

In football, a hand pass must be followed by a kick pass and in Hurling, players are only allowed catch the ball from a puck out or free, with lift & strike or ground strike being the most used strokes.

The modified rules are simply a way of challenging players to play the game slightly differently from what they normally would. Another side effect is a leveling off of skill levels, with dominant players being challenged to broaden their skill set.

The action kicks off in both venues at 9 am Saturday morning, with 6 games ongoing at a time with teams in action for 1-hour slots. 180 games in total will take place with approx 1,600 players taking part in the action.

It is the culmination of 3 weeks of activity with blitzes taking place on the last 3 Wednesday nights with up to 28 venues hosting between 4 and 8 teams on a weekly basis.

Clubs will take a small break before the Go Games Program restarts in Mid August. Thanks to all the clubs, mentors, players, and parents for making the Summer League a success for 2022

Kick Out Coaching Workshop SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday 19th February

A kick out coaching workshop will take place on Saturday 19th February at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh from 9:00am to 11:00am. The workshop is open to all club coaches and it will be presented by former Cork footballers Alan Quirke, Graham Canty & Mark Collins along with current Cork footballer Ian Maguire.

The main areas covered during the workshop will be:

  • Winning kick outs
  • Team based tactics and approaches to kick outs
  • On field coaching demonstrations