Munster Senior Hurling Final – Cork v Clare

Cork will play Clare in the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Final on Sunday July 1st at 2pm in Semple Stadium Thurles.

Tickets will go on sale towards the end of this week. Check here for further details in the coming days.

Munster Senior Football Final – Cork v Kerry – Tickets on sale

Cork will play Kerry in the Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Final on Saturday June 23rd at 7pm at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.


Ticket Information

Premium Level Tickets: €90.00 – No Concessions or juvenile tickets available.
Adult Stand Pre Purchase: €35.00
Adult Terrace Pre Purchase: €25.00
Juvenile Stand & Terrace: €5.00
Student/Senior’s will receive €10.00 concession with valid ID at the designated stile prior to entry.
Adult prices increase by €5.00 at midnight 22nd of June.

Tickets are available for purchase via gaa.ie/tickets
and participating Centra and Supervalu Outlets (Ticketing Store Locator)

Click here to buy tickets online


Press Release – Spin South West & Munster GAA


SPIN SOUTH WEST AND MUNSTER GAA RENEW PARTNERSHIP FOR 2018

SPIN South West will continue as the Official Media Partner of Munster GAA for the upcoming season

Tuesday 1st May: SPIN South West and Munster GAA are delighted to announce the renewal of their official media partnership for the 2018 GAA Season.

Now in its second year, the partnership was relaunched yesterday at the iconic Bunratty Castle, Co. Clare with brand personnel from both Munster GAA and SPIN South West on site, including SPIN South West GAA Reporter and Zoo Crew Presenter, Valerie Wheeler, the SPIN South West Spinis and celebrated GAA players from across Munster.

SPIN South West will be the go-to destination for Munster GAA news, interviews and exclusive ticket giveaways, giving the people of the South West unrivaled access to everything happening during Munster GAA’s upcoming season.


Hurlers from the Munster counties at the Munster GAA Championship launch along with officers of Munster GAA and representatives of Spin South West


Speaking about the partnership, Ed Donnelly, Communications Manager for Munster GAA commented: “Munster GAA are looking forward to an exciting summer with more top-level games than ever before as the Munster Hurling Championship in particular expands to ensure all counties play at least 4 games. With little to choose between the teams, we expect the Hurling Championship to provide many thrills and spills for supporters to enjoy. In the Munster Football Championship, Kerry seek their sixth provincial title in a row, a feat not achieved since the Kerry Golden Years of the 1970’s. All in all, it promises to be an exciting summer and Munster GAA are delighted to partner with SPIN South West to help promote our games, in particular to a younger audience in the province who are our supporters of the future”.

Nessa McGann, Station Manager of SPIN South West also spoke at the launch: “We are delighted to be once again partnering with Munster GAA for the 2018 championship, our audience is hungry for tickets, previews and live action updates across all GAA sports and this key partnership drives SPIN South West on to keep delivering what listeners expect from the No.1 Music Station in the region. We look forward to covering the epic battles throughout this season, it will be an exciting one for GAA coverage in Munster and we’re very proud today to bring top class on air coverage as well as social, digital and pitchside presence to help Munster GAA reach an even greater audience”.

Valerie Wheeler, GAA Reporter and Zoo Crew Presenter at SPIN South West also commented: “I’m extremely proud to announce that, for the second season in a row, SPIN South West are the Official Media Partner of Munster GAA. This partnership is a natural fit, allowing us at SPIN South West to grow our GAA content with live match updates on air and on social media, pre- and post-match interviews, video content and big ticket giveaways. With continued access to this exclusive content, our Big Ball, Small Ball podcast, which is released every Monday covering all the updates you need on GAA during the season, will continue to grow from strength to strength”.


Footballers from the Munster counties at the Munster GAA Championship launch along with officers of Munster GAA and representatives of Spin South West


To celebrate the renewal of the partnership, SPIN South West will have the biggest ticket giveaways to this season’s Munster GAA matches over the coming weeks and months and listeners are encouraged to tune in throughout the schedule for their chance to win.

SPIN South West: Official Media Partner of Munster GAA.

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2018 Munster GAA Club Forum

Report – Munster Club Forum – Pairc Ui Chaoimh 20/1/2018


Presentations for Download

Derek McGrath – Guest Speaker

Kieran Leddy – Bringing it all together – Coaching & Administration, Working Effectively

Stephen McDonnell – Volunteers the Lifeblood of Our Club – Recruiting & Retaining

Fionn Fitzgerald – Our Club Our Future – Why Our Club Needs a Plan?

Garryspillane GAA Club – Case Study – Best Coaching Practice in Clubs

Laune Rangers GAA Club – Case Study – Developing a Club Pan – How it works in Practice

Kevin O’Donovan – Utilising Your GDA – A Vital Resource

Micheal Quirke – Sharing and Learning Together – A Pathway for Clubs

Paudie Butler – Linking Juvenile to Adult Clubs – Player, Coach & Administrator


Building For Our Future – Best Practice in Club Development

The 2018 Munster GAA Club Forum will take place on Saturday January 20th at Pairc Ui Chaoimh with an impressive line-up of topics and speakers.

This event has now SOLD OUT. Contact your local County GDA’s if you wish to put your name on a waiting list should places become available due to cancellations.


Booking Details

The cost is €20 per person or €50 for a club (between 3 and 10 club members). Lunch is provided.


List of Speakers


If you have any questions, please e-mail Munster GAA at info.munster@gaa.ie

Munster GAA Coaching Calendar

The Munster GAA Coaching and Games Development team organise numerous courses through the six counties of Munster every year.

See below a Coaching Calendar which indicates the available courses in the near future.

Munster GAA Awards €1M to Clubs in Development Grants

The Munster Council has announced details of the 2017 Development Grant Scheme, which has provided €1,004,700 in funding for club and school capital development projects across the province.


List of organisations who will receive Munster GAA Development Grants


Under the scheme, Clare received €118,600 from 10 applications, Cork received €344,229 from 38 applications, Limerick received €185,258 from 18 applications, Kerry received €93,308 from 15 applications, Tipperary received €202,413 from 23 applications and Waterford received €60,886 from 7 applications. Funding is allocated based on the amount spent and on the category of development.
Council Chairman Jerry O Sullivan said “I am delighted to announce the awarding of €1 million in grants supporting development projects in 108 clubs and 3 schools throughout Munster.”

“These grants have supported an impressive range of capital development projects, with clubs investing close on €7,750,000 million in upgrading their facilities. This level of expenditure is testament to the strength of the GAA in the province and reflects the impressive vision of our clubs to continually improve facilities for players and supporters alike.”

He added “The grants provided would not be possible without the great support we get from the many thousands of people who attend our games each year. We are very fortunate to have such loyal support in the province and we are delighted to be able to redistribute income from games to the clubs and schools.”

Of the fund available this year, Central Council provided €540,000, with the balance of €464,700 coming from the Munster Council’s own resources.


List of organisations who will receive Munster GAA Development Grants


Munster GAA – Where does the money go?

In 2016, the Munster Council had an income of €6,645,000, of which €2,800,000 came from Croke Park, with the remaining €3,845,000 self-generated through gate receipts, match programme sales etc.

The list below sets out expenditure of €5,586,000 on various grants and allocations to counties as well as the normal expenses associated with holding games, printing match programmes and so on. This expenditure accounts for 84% of all income. After all distributions were made, a surplus of €127,000, or 2% of income was recorded.

  • €2,009,000: Games Development: This assists with the promotion and development of the games in the province, including assisting with the employment of 42 full time coaching staff in the province, including 8 coaching staff in Munster’s 3rd level institutions. It also includes payments to the counties in the Hurley and Helmet Subsidy, County Cúl Camp allocations, County Academy grants, Coach Education grants and so on.
  • €990,000: Club Development Grants: This scheme supports the development of facilities in clubs and schools across the province. Last year, 110 clubs benefited from this scheme.
  • €571,000: Matchday Costs: These are the costs associated with holding game, including the cost of policing, stewarding, ticket sales, medical cover, catering etc.
  • €447,000: Rent of stadia: 15% of the gross gate for each games is paid directly to the stadium hosting the game, which assist them with the running costs associated with a county ground, such as insurance, pitch maintenance etc.
  • €316,000: Team Expenses: This is the amount paid to teams competing in games organised by the Munster Council and competing in the Senior All Ireland finals. These payments help to meet the cost of transport, food etc.
  • €219,000: Grants to Kindred Bodies: These are grants paid to those organisations promoting Gaelic Games in primary schools, post primary schools and third level colleges and also assists with the organisation of events such as the Primary Game.
  • €184,000: Central Council Ticket Sales: This is the amount paid to Central Council for ticket sales handled by the Munster Council.
  • €182,000: Player Injury Fund: 6% of the gross gate for each game is paid directly to the GAA Player Injury Fund, which assists in with the treatment cost associated with injuries.
  • €153,000: County Facilities: This is the amount paid to County Boards in capital grants to support the development of county facilities, such as Centres of Excellence and so on.
  • €113,000: Match Day Student/OAP Concessions: This is the amount Students and OAP’s receive back on the cost of their match day ticket, usually €5 or €10 per ticket.
  • €102,000: Match Programme Allocations: Once costs of production are taken out, the remaining amount from Match day income is divided amongst the competing counties.
  • €98,000: Scholarships: Amounts paid to students in 3rd level scholarships and to Post Primary Students attending Gaeltacht Colleges.
  • €95,000: Match Programme Production: This is the cost of producing Match day programmes, including printing, distribution etc.
  • €80,000: Other Grants: Amounts paid to counties through various other grant categories. For example, Clare and Waterford receive €30,000 as a payment in lieu of hosting of major championship games.
  • €28,000: Medals and Trophies: Amount spent on medals for winning teams.

  • New Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Web Site


    Munster GAA PPS web site launched

    Munster GAA Post Primary Schools have today launched a new web site.

    With the Dr. Harty Cup beginning this Wednesday followed by the Corn Ui Mhuiri next week, the new site at http://www.munstergaapps.ie is another step along the road in our pursuit to make Post-Primary Schools GAA activities accessible to a wide audience both in schools and in the general public.

    The new web site includes all fixtures & results, match reports, photos, school contact details, an extensive roll of honour section and integration with our popular @munsterpps Twitter account.

    All feedback is welcome and can be sent to info.munster@gaa.ie.


    Visit the Munster GAA PPS Web Site – http://www.munstergaapps.ie

    Munster GAA Return On Coaching Investment Study 2015

    Munster Council GAA commissioned W2 Consulting to undertake an analysis on the return on coaching investment across the province. The review of 2015 coaching investment is a follow up study to the research undertaken in 2011.


    Munster GAA Return On Coaching Investment Study 2015 – PDF file


    Return on Coaching Investment

  • €26.3 million = total value of coaching (increase of 33% on 2011).
  • €1.72 investment by Croke Park / Munster GAA.
  • €15.27 = return on every €1 invested (increase of 27% on 2011).
  • €4.163m = value of coaching generated in Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Activity

  • 2.25 million hours of GAA underage activity (increase of 16.5% on 2011).
  • 2,854 weekly underage training sessions held across Munster.
  • 674,840 player contact hours in Primary and Secondary Schools.
  • 84,355 participants in Munster Schools Programmes.
  • 1.48 million = the number of payer hours generated in Primary and Secondary Schools.
  • 32,544 participants on 373 Cúl Camps in Munster (increase of 22% on 2011). 32% of total National figure.

    Social Benefits

  • Health Benefits and Social Skills are the two most important benefits of children’s GAA involvement according to parents.
  • €9.15 return for parents on every €1 spent on underage GAA membership.
  • €3,542.96 is the lifetime value a GAA player receives from underage GAA activity.
  • €6.17 is the value parents place on one hours GAA training.
  • €4.84 is the value underage players (14 to minor) place on one hour of GAA activity.

    Additional Points

  • 79 Coach Education Tutors in Munster.
  • 10,849 coaches and mentors involved with clubs.
  • 826 Primary and Secondary Schools receiving Go Games Coaching programmes.
  • 46% of clubs with growing playing numbers.
  • Over 46% of clubs experience above average difficulty attracting mentors.

    The report can be downloaded via the link below.

    Munster GAA Return On Coaching Investment Study 2015 – PDF file


    Reproduction of any of the data or information contained within the report must acknowledge Munster Council GAA as the originators of the report


    See below a link to the first survey commissioned by Munster GAA on Munster GAA Return on Coaching Investment back in 2011.

    2011 Munster GAA Return On Coaching Investment Study