Ice Bucket Challenge

As this Ice Bucket Challenge is for such a worthy cause and we know we have a willing bunch of lads in our Minor Hurlers we're going to nominate them.  If anyone wants to support the lads raising much needed funds for IMNDA they'll be having a wash in Lackabawn on Sunday 24th August @ 7pm. so we hope you'll come support the lads.  

 

Motor Neurone Disease is an incurable neurological condition that leaves people unable to do the everyday things in life that the rest of us take for granted. Walking, talking and swallowing may become virtually impossible, yet the mind and the senses remain intact in the majority of cases. It is a degenerative life limiting disease with the rate of progression varying greatly from one person to another.

 

The average life expectancy for a person with MND is three to five years following diagnosis depending on the activity of the disease and the particular muscle groups affected. The disease strikes people from teens to older age groups; it does not discriminate between gender and race.

 

In Ireland, one person dies every five days from Motor Neurone Disease and there are in excess of 300 people living with MND at any one time.

 

For more information please go to the IMNDA website on www.imnda.ie


Croke Park Legends Tour with Brian Corcoran

As part of the Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour Series, former Hurler of the Year Brian Corcoran will take fans on a unique tour of Croke Park on Saturday 16th August – the eve of the Cork-Tipperary GAA Hurling All-Ireland semi-final. This is a must for all Cork hurling fans – a chance to hear first-hand what it's like to take to the field at Croke Park on the biggest days in the hurling calendar.

Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour with Brian Corcoran – 2pm on Saturday 16th August.

Early booking is advised as places are limited – find out more and book tickets http://www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum/events/bord-gais-energy-legends-tour-with-brian-corcoran

 


Pre-purchase discount for U21 Final

Bórd Gáis Energy Munster U21 Hurling Final

Wednesday July 30th
Clare v Cork
7.15pm @ Cusack Park, Ennis

 

Tickets are now sale online at gaa.tickets.ie and at Centra/SuperValu stores. Admission is €15 for adults, with usual concessions, and U16s are FREE. Buy your tickets in advance save €5 on adult tickets – just €10 if purchased up to 3 hours before throw-in!


Hurling 20/20

Give your views on the future of Hurling
 
GAA President, Liam O’Neill established the Hurling 2020 Committee to look at the game of hurling and to submit proposals for change as appropriate to ensure the improvement of the game over the next 20 years.
 
The committee, under the Chairmanship of former All-Ireland Senior Hurling winning manager Liam Sheedy (Tipperary) has begun the process of consulting widely within the Association at all levels and with GAA supporters to ascertain the areas which require the most immediate attention. With this in mind, Hurling 2020 have launched a survey which will allow all participants to be entered in to a draw for 2 tickets to the 2014 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final.
 
This survey is a key part of the consultation process and its aim is to collate the feedback from the hurling community about the game as it stands and what you would like to see in its future.
Your submission to this survey will form the basis of the committee’s report in the autumn of 2014 with a view to tabling motions as required to the 2015 GAA Annual Congress.
 
Click here to take the survey today - http://www.gaa.ie/hurling-2020/


Centra Brings Together Hurling’s Brightest Stars

Anthony Nash and Patrick Horgan head up Community Hurling Event in Páirc Uí Rinn on 7th June

Centra, is hosting a special community hurling event on Saturday 7th June in Páirc Uí Rinn, with two of the county’s leading hurlers, Anthony Nash and Patrick Horgan.


This is the second event to visit
Cork, with the first hugely successful event taking place in Clonakilty GAA Club on 17th May, where over 220 children took part in the special hurling skills session with Cork legends, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and Donal Óg Cusack.

 


Patrick Horgan and Anthony Nash will be on hand in Páirc Uí Rinn next Saturday to give bright young stars from local
Cork clubs the chance to develop their game and learn from the best! 

There will be plenty of fun to be had on the day as Centra aims to bring the whole community together through a special hurling skills session and a host of family entertainment including face painting, a hurling simulator to test your hurling skills, music and goodie bags.
Cork 96FM will also be on site with a live outside broadcast adding to the atmosphere on the day.

 

This family fun event is supported by the following participating Centra stores; Herlihy’s Centra Fermoy, Herlihy’s Centra Bishoptown, Herlihy’s Centra Mallow, Breen’s Centra Donnybrook, O’Riordan’s Centra Tory Top Road, Flynn’s Centra Riverstick, Cloyne’s Centra Cloyne, Ahern’s Centra Carrigtwohill, Ahern’s Centra Killeagh, Ahern’s Centra Castlemartyr, Ross’ Centra Watergrasshill, Gradon’s Centra Sallybrooke, Murphy’s Centra Cobh, O’Leary’s Centra South Douglas Road, O’Leary’s Centra Tower, Murphy’s Centra Rochestown, Lynch’s Centra Corsshaven.

 

To sign up for the event, register instore in one of the participating Centra stores. Closing date for entries is Friday 30th May. The event commences at 10am on Saturday 7th June in Páirc Uí Rinn. The hurling skills session is open to boys and girls of all standards from ages five to twelve.

 

On the day of the event, Centra will be on the hunt for the Brightest Young Star of the day, with a few lucky children getting the opportunity to be questioned by their hurling heroes! The child with the best hurling knowledge and the funniest and quirkiest answers will be crowned Centra’s Brightest Young Star of Cork and will be in with a chance to win an incredible trip for their family to the All-Ireland Hurling final.

 

For more information on Centra’s community events throughout the summer pop into your local Centra store, go to www.centra.ie<http://www.centra.ie> or find ‘Centra Ireland’ on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 


Junior A Football Championship – 1st Round

Junior A Football Championship

 

Donoughmore

 

V

 

Aghinagh

 

Saturday 3rd May 2014

 

In Coachford @ 7.30pm

 

Please Support


Upcoming Local Fundraiser – Sunday 4th May

Help Send Matthew to Kings Hospital London 

 

 On Sunday Next 4th May there will be a Sponsored walk, Cake Sale & Family Fun-day in aid of Matthew Power.

 

Matthew is a 7 year old boy with a very rare congenital liver condition affecting both his liver and spleen.

Matthew has whats called portal hypertention which is a blockage in the main vein connecting the intestines and spleen to the liver, because of this blockage an insufficient amount of blood and nutrients are able to pass through the liver which has caused it to scar and shrink significantly.  Due to the scar tissue the liver is unable to preform an important job of cleaning the toxins like ammonia out of the blood before it passes back into the system.


For Matthew this means he is left with high ammonia levels which may be causing encephalopathy (brain disease) affecting his short term memory , concentration , has poor judgement and his thinking ability.. life-threatening aspects of this condition are veins(varices) which grow in his stomach and eosophagus to bypass the blockage but as these are unable to cope with the pressure they swell and burst causing a bleed which can be fatal.

 

Matthew needs to get a scope put down every few months to band these veins to prevent this from happening.  Back pressure into the spleen has caused it to enlarge which causes him pain a lot of the time. The spleen of its own accord has made secondary veins branching out into the kidneys and back to the heart, none of which should be there.  He also has a clotting deficiency , low platelet count and a peptic ulcer.

Matthew day to day can feel quiet nauseated and would have pain on and off.  He gets tired easily and can find it hard to keep up with friends when playing.  He is unable to play any contact sport incase of a potential rupture to his spleen which is hard on him when he sees his friends being able to play hurling , rugby etc…

 

He has ongoing appointments in Our Ladys Childrens Hospital Crumlin for frequent scans , blood tests , scopes etc but now needs to attend Kings College Hospital in London for further tests and treatment.  This treatment will include surgery to fix the blockage , de-bulk or remove the spleen and possibly may need a liver transplant .

 

Money raised in the upcoming events will help towards cost of flights, accommodation and other expenses.

 

The day will commence with a Cake Sale in the Community Centre after 10am & 11.30am mass.  Cork County Board Chairman Bob Ryan will kick off proceedings @ 1pm and the sponsored walk at 1.30pm.  Fireman Sam will be arriving with the Fire Brigade @ 2pm.  

 

With something for everyone on the day, we  hope you will all come out and support this worthy cause.


Meet Your Heroes

 
Inter-County Open Nights
 

It's that time of year again… As part of the national promotion of the Senior Hurling and Football Championships, the inter-county Open Nights will run again this year! 


The Cork Senior Hurlers invite all their fans to come along to training at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Tuesday, May 6th from 6.45pm approximately. After training, you'll be able to meet the players for photos, autographs etc, and we might have a few little surprises too!!

On Friday, May 9th, it's the turn of the Senior Footballers to welcome supporters to Páirc Ui Chaoimh, and we hope that as many of you as possible will join us at either or both of these events.

Come along and meet your heroes! 

Cork GAA Twitter Competition!!

As the Cork GAA Twitter page (@OfficialCorkGAA) approaches 30,000  followers, we're running a special competition open to all our followers.  Our four-year Twitter anniversary is on April 26th, so make sure you share this with all your friends and help us get close to 30K by that day! 

The competition closes when we reach that 30,000 follower mark… Help us be the first County to get there! 

If you're not already on Twitter, you can sign up at www.twitter.com, and to enter our competition, see www.gaacork.ie. 


2014 Munster Super 10’s competition

This is a competition for under 15 club teams throughout the province.
Clubs can enter in either hurling or football.
 
To help guide clubs on what is involved please see the frequently asked questions below
 
WHAT IS THE AIM OF THIS COMPETITION?
The aim is to provide clubs with the opportunity to give u 15 players game time against opposition they would not be familiar with in a competitive platform.
 
HOW MANY PLAYERS CAN A CLUB USE?
The games are 10 a side and there is a limit of 12 players per panel with unlimited substitutions.
 
ARE TEAMS GRADED?
No, you enter the competition and take your chances.!
In the past, clubs would vary from Grade 1 down to Grade 2 and 3 in counties.
Clubs should ensure they have a majority of players at u15 age however. If your club would be relying on u14 players to fill the majority of your panel, then this competition may not be for you.
 
WHAT FORMAT IS USED FOR THE COMPETITION?
On May 31st clubs will take part in a blitz format competition where they will play 3 games in a group of 4.
There will be 4 or more blitz venues around the province on the day.
The team finishing top of each group will then proceed to the semi finals and finals day in Mallow on the 14th June.
 
HOW FAR WILL CLUBS HAVE TO TRAVEL?
The venues will not be confirmed until all entries are received. However, Munster Council will try to group clubs geographically so as to avoid clubs having to travel excessive distances. Indeed certain clubs who enter the competition will be asked to act as host venues on the day.
The finals will be in Mallow on the 14th June.
 
WHAT BENEFITS ARE THERE TO ENTERING THIS COMPETITION
Firstly it is something very different in that it is played 21 to 21 yard lines in to u 12 size goals and is 10 a side.
This means that players will get more touches of the ball and be far more involved in the game than your normal 15 a side game. The feedback from players over the last 3-4 years has been very positive.
 
Secondly, coaches will get the chance to compare their own players against opposition from other counties.
 
Thirdly, every player that takes part will get a specially commissioned Munster Super 10's training top.
 
 
HOW DO I ENTER?
You can express your interest in taking part by contacting your local GDA.
However, as places are limited you would need to do so immediately as it is expected that capacity will be reached in a very short period of time.
 
Carbery Beara clubs should contact james.maccarthy.cork@gaa.ie
Carrigdhoun & Muskerry Clubs should contact  paudie.obrien.gda.cork@gaa.ie
Avondhu & Duhallow clubs should contact pat.spratt.gaa@gmail.com
Imokilly clubs should contact sean.crowley.gda.cork@gaa.ie
Seandun clubs should contact colm.crowley.gda.cork@gaa.ie