Imokilly GAA Notes.

  • Mar 16,2023

By Kieran McGann PRO East Cork Board.

East Cork GAA Board (Imokilly) Notes week ended 13.3.2023.

East Cork Football Leagues.

The big game of the weekend in Division one was the clash of Aghada and Lisgoold which resulted in a 1-8 apiece draw with Aghada playing away. Aghada had played a County Division 2 game against Baile Athan Ghaorthaidh  the day before and used some players.  Richie Condon, Jack Norris, and Eoin Motherway played very well for Aghada while Lisgoold were in a bit of hard luck too as they received a card or two from the referee and this contributed to their efforts, and they are going well in both codes these times.

However, Carrigtwohill and Carrignabhfear lead the way with four points from two games as they both had facile victories over the weekend with Carrig taking Cloyne 4-11 to 2-2 and Carrignabhfear taking Castlemartyr at home 4-16 to 0-3.  It is notable that Carrignabhfear are showing good form this year.  However, Castlemartyr were down a few regulars and worse still finished the game with 13 players. Bride Rovers picked up two handy points as Youghal conceded to them on Sunday.

Division Two sees Erins Own, Midleton, Fr O Neill’s and Glanmire are locked on two points.  Midleton getting the better of Glenbower Rovers 4-8 to 2-8 and Erins Own defeating Fr O Neill’s 1-13 to 1-9.

In Division Three Russell made the journey to Fouhy Park and came away with a victory over the home team Glenville on a score 0-12 to 0-6 as the Rovers are making a big effort in football again. That puts Russell Rovers top of Section A but it is notable that Glenville have two teams in Division three.  Carrignabhfear’s second outfit lead Section B.

 Scór na nÓg 2023

Lisgoold Community Centre was the venue for the 2023 East Cork Scór na nÓg Final with an appreciative audience enjoying the feast of cultural talent that was on offer creating a fantastic atmosphere in the hall. Dungourney took the famous Dan Kenneally Cup as Best Club in Imokilly this year for Scór na nÓg. Each of our Imokilly champions go forward to represent the division in the County Final on Saturday 25th March at Éire Óg GAA Pavilion, Ovens, while both First and Second place quiz teams from Carraig na bhFear and Castlemartyr Camogie will compete in the initial table quiz round on the day of the County Final. Chairperson of the East Cork GAA Board, Avril Geary and Cultural Officer Willie Ring made the presentations to the prize winners.

Na Torthaí

Rince Foirne 

  • Aghada Ladies Football. - Alannah Crowley, Niamh O’Driscoll, Méabh Mulcahy, Soleil O’Hara, Jessica O’Driscoll, Méabh Hawkins

Amhránaíocht Aonair

  • Niamh Hanna, Dungourney
  • Aoibhinn Delaney, 
  • Lisgoold Ladies Football


  • Becky Murphy, Lisgoold Ladies Football
  • Lewis Crowley, Carraig na bhFear

Bailéad Ghrúpa 

  • Dungourney - Ava O’Callaghan, Holly Finnegan, Abbey McSweeney


  • Dungourney - Róisín Cremin, Maria Cremin, Ollie Smith, Clodagh Smith, Noah Finnegan, Ciara McCarthy, Emma McCarthy, Tomás Kiely

Ceol Uirlise

  • Carraig na bhFear - Cian McCarthy, Theresa Dorgan, Tom Collins, Jake Varley
  • Fr. O’Neills - Milo Donnelly, Charlie Donnelly

Tráth na gCeist

  • Carraig na bhFear - Jack Harte, Theresa Dorgan, Lewis Crowley, Tom Collins
  • Castlemartyr Camogie - Sarah McCarthy, Aisling Mullane, Michelle Mullane, Gloria Ojelabi.

Dan Kenneally Cup.

  • Dungourney.

Chairperson of the East Cork GAA Board, Avril Geary and Cultural Officer Willie Ring made the presentations to the prize winners.

Centenary Committee.


The East Cork Board was founded in the Town Hall, Cobh on 13th April 1924 with six cubs present at the time.  Henry Murphy Chairperson of the County Board presided over the meeting and Ben Purcell, Cobh was elected first Chairperson.  Wind on the clock ninety-nine years is first our first female Chairperson Ms Avril Geary of the St Ita’s club who were not at the table back.  She has wasted no time in setting up a Centenary Committee who will prepare to suitably honour this great occasion.  More later.

Championship Fixtures.

 Our new Runaí Patrick Mulcahy and the CCC have put in a massive piece of work in devising unique Championship Fixture Plan for 2023 with fixed dates, venues, and times.  This calendar format has been drawn up for all East Cork Junior A, B and, and C grades in both Football and Hurling Championships for 2023.  The set of fixtures was worked on and created following the Championship draws last month and the assigned weekends on the Master Fixture plan, as previously circulated. Also it is notable that the Under 21 Championships are pencilled into start on the opening weekend of October, as previously outlined.

The draft of this excellently curated document gives clubs plenty of time to decide on their schedules and especially our players to make plans in their own busy lives. There is a draft circulated to Clubs for observations and hopefully there will be agreement.

Munster Hurling Championships Preview Night Friday 19th April 2023.

Everyone is looking forward to a cracker of a Munster championship this year and J Woods traditional Bar and Grocery in Lisgoold are holding a preview night on Friday 19th April at 8.30pm. They have a selection of pundits from some of the counties including: -  

  • Pat Fox, Tipperary.
  • Maurice Shanahan, Waterford.
  • Denis Walsh, Irish Times Reporter.
  • Teddy McCarthy, Cork.
  • Mossie Carroll, Limerick.

The MC for the night will be Gerry Kelly, a former Galway minor, and bit of a character now resident for some years in Knockraha and while he may be neutral no doubt, he will have his say on the Tribesmen too.

Shortage of Referees.

At our last Executive meeting we heard from the East Cork Referees Administrator about a shortage of referees in the East Cork Division.  Referees are on the go all the time with Rebel Óg in both codes, Adult both Codes, Camogie, LGFA and many involved with the county panel in league games and championships later.  The bottom line is that without referees we will not have games. 

It was iterated that upwards of seven clubs are not supplying any referees and yet want all their games refereed to the highest stands.  Refereeing can be a very rewarding and satisfactory outlet for many ex-players and those who wish to contribute to our games.  Look if we got eight or ten more for the year ahead it would make a massive difference and there will be a course held in East cork soon.  Accordingly all clubs are asked to discuss this situation, especially those with no referees and recruit some candidates from their members.  Please contact the Runaí Uí Mac Coille or any Executive member with the names.

Sale in Páirc Uí Chaoimh tickets.

At the county Board meeting last Tuesday night Runaí Kevin O’Donovan outlined details of the Premium Section in the Páirc and gave particulars of a sale of seats for 2023.  The seats around centre field are €6,500, Half forward €5,000 and full forward €4,000 for a ten-year package.  Payments can be made one off or various arrangements. A seat guarantees you all National League and Championships including All Ireland Qr Finals and underage in both codes, plus 19 county finals and a season ticket to championship games all over the county.  You can buy your seat for all Concerts and major sporting events at the Páirc plus you can buy Munster and All Ireland tickets semi final and final tickets when Munster are involved.  This is a super offer to the supporter to enjoy top class facilities, good food, great craic and super games and, of course your very own seat. Do contact Sinead O’Keeffe for more details.

Cork top their section of the Allianz Hurling League.

A great win over Wexford in the Páirc las Sunday even though they could have started better sees Cork sitting at the top of their Section of the League with eight points from four games.  They are now into the semif final and could be playig either  Tiperary or Kilkenny in the semi final.  Well done to Cormac Beausang, Midleton who bank in a vital goal and, of course there were a lot of East cork lads involved. Comhghairdeas go léir.

Niall O'Leary (Castlelyons) and Captain for the day exchanges greetings with Lee Chin Wexford and Sean Cleere Referee before the game.

Cork GAA Head of Games Development – Applications welcome.

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