Munster Under 21 Hurling Final – Limerick v Cork

Limerick will play Cork in the Bord Gais Energy Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Final on Wednesday July 26th at 7:30pm in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.


Ticket Information

Adult General Admission: €15.00
Juveniles: €5.00
Students/OAP’s receive €5 concession with valid id prior to entry.
Stand Specific, Mackey and North Open Stand

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Team News

The Limerick U21 management team of Pat Donnelly (Manager)(South Liberties), Mike Kiely (Coach/Selector)(Ballybrown), Brian Foley (Coach/Selector)(Adare), Maurice O’Brien (Coach/Selector)(Garryspillane) has released their match team and panel for this Wednesday evening’s Munster U21 hurling championship final clash with Cork. Pat Donnelly side are home in the Gaelic Grounds and with the throw in at 7.30pm supporters are asked to come early to the grounds. The following is the team and match panel.
1 Eoghan McNamara (Doon), 2 Sean Finn (Bruff), 3 Darragh Fanning (Pallasgreen), 4, Dan Joy (Kilmallock), 5 Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), 6 Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), 7 Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh), 8 Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), 9 Robbie Hanley (Kilmallock), 10 Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), 11 Mike Mackey (Adare), 12 Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), 13 Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 14 Tom Morrissey (Ahane)(Captain), 15 Barry Nash (South Liberties)
16 Cian Hedderman (Ballybrown), 17 Paudie Ahern (Killeedy), 18 Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), 19 Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), 20 Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), 21 Conor McSweeney (South Liberties), 22 Barry Murphy (Doon), 23 Jack O Grady (Knockainey), 24 Oisin O Reilly (Kilmallock), 25 Josh Adams (Ballybrown), 26 Brian Ryan (South Liberties).

The Cork team has been announced as follows –

1. Patrick Collins – Ballinhassig
2. John Cashman – Blackrock
3. Eoghan Murphy – Sarsfields
4. David Griffin – Carrigaline
5. Sean O Donoghue – Inniscarra
6. Darren Browne – Kanturk (C)
7. Mark Coleman – Blarney
8. David Lowney – Clonakilty
9. Paul Leopold – Sarsfields
10. Michael O Halloran – Blackrock
11. Declan Dalton – Fr O’ Neills
12. Shane Kingston – Douglas
13. Tim O Mahony – Newtownshandrum
14. Robbie O Flynn – Erins Own
15. Chris O Leary – Valley Rovers
16. Eoghan Healy – Ballymartle
17. Jack O Connor – Sarsfields
18. Darren O Driscoll – Carrigtwohill
19. Dayne Lee – Na Piarsaigh
20. Dave O Neill – Mayfield
21. Conor Cahalane – St Finbarrs
22. John Looney – Aghada
23. Seadna Smyth – Midleton
24. Ian Cahill – Cloyne

Job Vacancy – Coach Education & Development Co-ordinator

Coach Education and Development Coordinator

Job Description

The key purpose of this role is to develop, co-ordinate and support initiatives to support best practice in the recruitment, training and education of coaches and coach tutors within the Camogie Association.

The Association has just finalised a new National Development Plan Our Sport Our Future 2016-2019 and a Player Pathway. This post has a key role to achieve the objectives and targets outlined in these.

The post holder will be required to have access to transport/a clean full driving licence and the appointment will be subject to Garda/PSNI vetting clearance.

Key responsibilities include:
• Plan and oversee the implementation and facilitation of a coordinated programme of activities and events, budget spending, materials production and distribution, and other resources to support the implementation of the Player Pathway and to achieve national objectives on coaching standards and on the education, training and recruitment of coaches and coach tutors
• Ensure that these programmes and initiatives keep pace with changing standards and best practice in coach education
• Ensure that coaches, clubs, county and Provincial Executives are aware of and supported to comply with legal requirements relevant to coaching
• Support Units and county and Provincial Executives to develop and implement effective recruitment and training of coaches and coach tutors with specific attention to increasing the number of active female coaches
• Promote awareness of coach development throughout the Association
• Keep informed of new methodologies, technologies and supports relevant to coach recruitment, education and training, with a particular focus on relevance to female athletes
• Work with the LGFA/GAA to maximise opportunities for integrated and aligned coaching development
• Act as the Association liaison with Coaching Ireland
• Roll out national programmes and initiatives under the Camogie Association’s National Development Plan
• Liaise with relevant Ard Chomhairle committees and Units as appropriate
• Supervise and support interns, work placements and occasional contract work
• Represent the Association
• Support designated counties
• Undertake any other duties as requested by the Ard Stiúrthóir

A staff member’s job description forms part of her/his contract of employment. The roles and responsibilities of staff may change subject to the business needs of the Association, in consultation with the staff concerned.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria
• A third level degree in sports science, education or other relevant area
• A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role
• Knowledge and experience of sports coaching and/or tutor education
• Knowledge and experience of adult learning methodologies
• Knowledge and experience of designing and/or developing course syllabus and course learning materials in sports coaching or related field
• Exceptional interpersonal skills, proven ability to work and develop relationships to achieve targets
• A high level of proven organisational and administrative ability including competency in Microsoft Office
• Excellent communication/presentation skills (verbal and written)
• Access to transport and/or a clean full driving licence

Desirable criteria
• Knowledge of coach education structures in Gaelic Games, particularly Camogie
• Camogie or GAA Coaching Accreditation
• Ability to update content on web and social media
• Budget management

Terms and conditions
The post will be designated to one of the Camogie Association’s office – head office in Dublin or regional offices in Armagh, Ballyhaunis, Athlone or Limerick.

The post is a permanent positon with a 9-month probationary period.

The Coach Education and Development Co-ordinator will be required to work unsocial hours including weekends. From time to time travel will also be required.

The successful applicant must have a clean driving licence; her/his own transport and will be required to comply with Garda/PSNI vetting clearance in advance of taking up the position.

The appointment will be attached to a salary scale ranging from €31,400- €36,700.

Expenses such as travel, overnight accommodation where required and other allowable expenditure will also be paid.

Other terms and conditions include:
7% pension contribution from the Association and subject to employee contribution
Annual leave entitlement of 23 days per annum. In addition, there is additional annual paid leave in the period Christmas Eve/New Year
A time in lieu facility (TOIL) for work more than weekly contracted hours
Study leave
Travel (bike to work scheme/tax saver commuter tickets)


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Munster Senior Hurling Final – Cork 1-25 Clare 1-20

Cork defeated Clare by 1-25 to 1-20 in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday July 9th at Semple Stadium Thurles.



Cork victorious over Clare in Munster hurling final

Cork 1-25 Clare 1-20

Report by John Fogarty for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Cork claimed a first Munster SHC title in three years and underlined their All-Ireland credentials with a thoroughly convincing victory over Clare in front of 45,558 in Semple Stadium.

Alan Cadogan was almost flawless in scoring 1-4 from play and Patrick Horgan contributed a hefty 0-13 as they withstood all that was thrown at them by Clare who will regret their 15 wides.

Cork went seven points up in the 53rd minute but were only two to the good four minutes later as Clare hit them for 1-2, Tony Kelly picking off two points and Conor McGrath finding the net after availing of a great John Conlon run.

Kelly’s second point from close to the sideline suggested Clare had stolen the initiative but Cork, like they did against Tipperary and Waterford, hit back when Cadogan pointed. There was a let-off when Cathal Malone hit the woodwork for a second time, though, and Horgan and Conlon exchanged scores prior to another Horgan free and a Seamus Harnedy point, which sent Cork five clear.

Mark Coleman hit two inspirational points, one of them a sideline cut, and set up Horgan for another, while Damien Cahalane soloed impressively forward to create a point for Cadogan and victory was Cork’s.

Cadogan’s performance stood loud and proud in the first half, helping himself to 1-2 and winning one of the four frees converted by Horgan. Oisín O’Brien made way for Jason McCarthy for the break such was the difficulty he was being posed by the Douglas man.

But Anthony Nash was also prominent in Cork taking a five-point lead at half-time, 1-10 to 0-8. Harnedy scored almost directly from a Nash puck-out in the third minute and Nash was able to find Luke Meade who sent in the ball for Cadogan’s 12th minute goal when he easily rounded O’Brien before finishing low past Andrew Fahy.

Clare came back with the next three scores, all from Kelly and one of them from a penalty after he hit too high following a foul on Shane O’Donnell in the parallelogram. Kelly was enjoying plenty of space but the closest Clare came to a goal when Cathal Malone kicked the sliotar against the post in the 11th minute.

The penalty point levelled up the game but Cork sent over five points in a row, a brace of Horgan frees and scores from Conor Lehane, Darragh Fitzgibbon and Cadogan. Clare broke that spell with two points on the spin but they were cancelled out by another couple of Horgan frees before the break as Clare’s indiscipline cost them more.

Scorers for Cork: P. Horgan (0-13, 10 frees); A. Cadogan (1-4); S. Harnedy, M. Coleman (1 sideline) (0-2 each); C. Lehane, D. Fitzgibbon, S. Kingston, L. Meade(0-1 each).

Scorers for Clare: T. Kelly (0-10, 6 frees, 1 pen); C. McGrath (1-1); J. Conlon (0-2); S. Morey, P. Collins, A. Shanagher, D. McInerney, C. Galvin, A. Cunningham, J. McCarthy (0-1 each).

CORK: A. Nash; C. Spillane, D. Cahalane, S. McDonnell (c); C. Joyce, M. Ellis, M. Coleman; B. Cooper, D. Fitzgibbon; L. Meade, C. Lehane, S. Kingston; A. Cadogan, P. Horgan, S. Harnedy
Subs for Cork: D. Kearney for S. Kingston (57); L. O’Farrell for D. Fitzgibbon (61); M. Cahalane for L. Meade (66)

CLARE: A. Fahy; P. O’Connor (c), D. McInerney, O. O’Brien; S. Morey, C. Cleary, D. Fitzgerald; C. Galvin, T. Kelly; C. Malone, P. Collins, J. Conlon; A. Shanagher, S. O’Donnell, C. McGrath
Subs for Clare: J. McCarthy for O. O’Brien (33); D. Reidy for P. Collins (h-t); C. Dillon for P. O’Connor (43); A, Cunningham for A. Shanagher (60); P. Duggan for C. Malone (65).

Referee: F. Horgan (Tipperary)



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Ticket Update – Wednesday July 5th

Sunday’s Munster Senior and Minor Hurling Finals between Cork and Clare in Semple Stadium Thurles are heading for a sell-out attendance.

Tickets for the Kinane Stand, O’Riain Stand and the Town End terrace are now sold out while a limited number of Killinan End terrace tickets remain on sale via tickets.ie, Centra and Supervalu outlets while stocks last.

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Tickets can be purchased in Centra and Supervalu stores in Clare, Cork and across Ireland – visit the Munster GAA Ticketing Locator to see participating stores in Munster.


Ticket Information

Buy Before Match Day and save €5

Pre-Purchase Covered Stand: €35
Pre-Purchase Uncovered Stand Adult: €30
Pre-Purchase Adult Terrace: €25
Juveniles U-16’s in all Areas: €5
(Clare are allocated the Killinan End terrace, Cork will be in the Town End Terrace)

Rebate of €10 for Students/Seniors with valid id prior to entry at the designated stiles.

The above prices are pre-purchase prices, applicable until midnight of the night before the game. All adult ticket prices increase by €5 on the day.


Team News

Clare Senior Hurling Joint Managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor have named their starting 15 to face Cork in the 2017 Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Final at Semple Stadium, Thurles, this Sunday (9 July 2017) at 4.00 p.m.

The team shows two changes from the one that lined out in The Banner’s semi-final victory over Limerick. Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge) replaces David Reidy (Éire Óg Inis) in midfield and Oisín O’Brien (Clonlara) comes in for Gearóid O’Connell (Ballyea) in the halfback line.

Clare starting 15 v Cork (numbers as per Match Programme):

1. Andrew Fahy (Whitegate)

2. Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge)
3. David McInerney (Tulla)
4. Patrick O’Connor (Tubber) – captain

5. David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona)
6. Conor Cleary (St. Josephs Miltown)
7. Oisín O’Brien (Clonlara)

8. Colm Galvin (Clonlara)
9. Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge)

10. Tony Kelly (Ballyea)
11. Podge Collins (Cratloe)
12. John Conlon (Clonlara)

13. Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg Inis)
14. Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)
15. Conor McGrath (Cratloe)

Substitutes:
16. Donal Tuohy (Crusheen)
17. Cian Dillon (Crusheen)
18. David Reidy (Éire Óg Inis)
19. Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones na Sionna)
20. Jason McCarthy (Inagh Kilnamona)
21. Niall Deasy (Ballyea)
22. Peter Duggan (Clooney Quin)
23. Brendan Bugler (Whitegate)
24. Patrick Donnellan (O’Callaghan’s Mills)
25. Cathal McInerney (Cratloe)
26. Jamie Shanahan (Sixmilebridge)


They meet in the Munster final for the first time since 1999, when Cork won 1-15 to 0-14 in Thurles and later went on to win the All-Ireland title.

PATHS TO THE FINAL
Cork 2-27 Tipperary 1-26 (Munster quarter-final)
Cork 0-23 Waterford 1-15 (Munster semi-final)

Top Scorers
Conon Lehane………….0-14 (0-4 frees, 0-1 ‘65’)
Patrick Horgan…………0-14 (0-7 frees, 0-1 ‘65’)
Shane Kingston………..1-4

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Clare 2-17 Limerick 1-16
Top Scorers
Shane O’Donnell…………..2-2
Conor McGrath……………..1-3
David Reidy………………….0-5 (0-5 frees)

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES
2015: Cork 0-20 Clare 0-17 (All-Ireland qualifier)
2014: Cork 2-23 Clare 2-18 (Munster semi-final)
2013: Clare 5-16 Cork 3-16 (All-Ireland final) Replay
2013: Clare 0-25 Cork 3-16 (All-Ireland final) Draw
2013: Cork 0-23 Clare 0-15 (Munster semi-final)

LAST FIVE MUNSTER FINAL APPEARANCES
CORK
2014: Cork 2-24 Limerick 0-24
2013: Limerick 0-24 Cork 0-15
2010: Waterford 1-16 Cork 1-13 (Replay) After extra-time
2010: Waterford 2-15 Cork 2-15 (Draw)
2006: Cork 2-14 Tipperary 1-14

CLARE
2008: Tipperary 2-21 Clare 0-19
1999: Cork 1-15 Clare 0-14
1998: Clare 2-16 Waterford 0-10 (Replay)
1998: Clare 1-16 Waterford 3-10 (Draw)
1997: Clare 1-18 Tipperary 0-18

LAST FIVE MUNSTER FINAL CLASHES
1999: Cork 1-15 Clare 0-14
1986: Cork 2-18 Clare 3-12
1978: Cork 0-13 Clare 0-11
1977: Cork4-15 Clare 4-10
1972: Cork 6-18 Clare 2-8

*This will be the 54th championship meeting between the counties, with Cork winning 36 to Clare’s 12 and five draws from the previous 53.
*This will be the 13th Munster final between the counties, with Cork having won nine to Clare’s two with one draw. Clare’s last win was in the 1932 final.
*Clare and Cork have met ten times in the championship in the new Millennium. Cork have won eight to Clare’s one (2013 All-Ireland final replay) with one draw (2013 All-Ireland final).
*Cork are seeking their 53rd Munster title while Clare are bidding for their seventh. Cork last won Munster in 2014 while Clare were last successful in 1998.
*The last championship game between the counties was in 2015 when Cork won an All-Ireland qualifier by 0-20 to 0-17 in Semple Stadium.
*The last Munster final to end level was in 2010 (Cork 2-15 Waterford 2-15). Prior to that, the last draw was in 1998 (Clare 1-16 Waterford 3-10).
*Clare last appeared in the Munster final in 2008.
*Cork beat Clare by 0-21 to 1-11 in the first round of this year’s Allianz hurling League (Pairc Ui Rinn, February 11).


Match Programme

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the 80 page souvenir match programme for the Munster Hurling Final 2017.



Munster Senior Football Final – Kerry 1-23 Cork 0-15

Kerry defeated Cork by 1-23 to 0-15 in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday July 2nd at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.



Munster SFC Final: Kerry outclass Cork

KERRY 1-23 CORK 0-15

Report By Paul Brennan for GAA.ie

At least the Cork crowd got seasonal weather in Killarney. That’s about as much as they can take from their near annual pilgrimage to Kerry’s tourism capital, but just what their footballers will take from the visit is quite another matter. The search for answers on Leeside continues.

In Kerry they have all the answers. At least with respect to the Munster Championship as the Kingdom hoovered up a fifth successive provincial title, wiping the floor with Cork in the process.

If Kerry felt they needed to put down a performance to match Dublin’s annihilation of Westmeath a week earlier then they came close. And that’s granting that Cork are marginally better than Westmeath.

Just what Eamonn Fitzmaurice and his players will have gleaned from another thumping of Cork is anyone’s guess but one thing is certain: the age-old Kerry-Cork rivalry is dead and gone for now. Just under 32,000 spectators came more in hope than expectation of a contest but got nothing close to that.

It took 12 seconds for Paul Geaney to get Kerry off the mark, David Moran doing the approach work from the throw-in. A minute later Geaney turned provider for his cousin Mikey, and a minute on again full back Mark Griffin raided forward to tee up James O’Donoghue for his first of the day. A long afternoon beckoned for Cork.

Cork were 0-6 to 0-1 down by the tenth minute there was little evidence of a insurgency by the Rebels. In the 12th minute Ian Maguire broke the Kerry cover and bore in on goal but missed the sort of chance no Cork team can afford in Killarney.

Cork were six adrift, 0-8 to 0-2, after 18 minutes but points from Maguire, Niall Coakley (two frees) and Luke Connolly (free) kept them in contention, even if Kerry carried the greater threat, with Paul Geaney drawing a smart save from Ken O’Halloran from close range.

Tomas Clancy’s 36th minute point made it 0-10 to 0-7 but then a little sequence that summed up the day. Connolly tried a Hail Mary point from over 50 metres that was way off line, but there was just enough time left in the half for Kerry to work the ball upfield and find Paul Geaney who coolly worked the space and angle to score. Cork individualism versus the Kerry collective. Cork hit and hope against Kerry precision.

The first minutes of the second half would, understandably, be crucial for a Cork team still in contention on the scoreboard but just about hanging on everywhere else. Within three minutes Kerry had scored four points, through substitute Stephen O’Brien (2), David Moran and O’Donoghue, who tidied up after James Loughrey had initially blocked his goal-bound shot.

Cork had one chance to drag themselves back into the contest but after a surging run, Clancy smacked his shot into the side-netting and the Rebels were beaten.

Donncha O’Connor carried the late fight for Cork, scoring six points in the closing quarter, but Kerry underlined their dominance when Paul Geaney bundled the ball past O’Halloran for the game’s only goal, seconds after Cork defender Jamie O’Sullivan was dismissed for a black card foul.

A fifth Munster title for Kerry, then, and four weeks to prepare for an All-Ireland quarter-final where no one will fancy them. The same won’t be said for Cork who go into the Qualifier draw where everyone might fancy them.

Scorers for Kerry: Paul Geaney 1-5 (0-1f), James O’Donoghue 0-7 (4f), Stephen O’Brien 0-3, Mikey Geaney 0-2 (1 ’45’), Shane Enright 0-1, Paul Murphy 0-1, David Moran 0-1, Anthony Maher 0-1, Kieran Donaghy 0-1, Barry John Keane 0-1.

Scorers for Cork: Donncha O’Connor 0-6 (4f), Mark Collins 0-2 (1f), Luke Connolly 0-2 (1f), Niall Coakley 0-2 (2f) Tomas Clancy 0-1, Ian Maguire 0-1, Paul Kerrigan 0-1

KERRY: Brian Kelly, Fionn Fitzgerald, Mark Griffin, Shane Enright, Peter Crowley, Tadhg Morley, Paul Murphy, David Moran, Anthony Maher, Michael Geaney, Kevin McCarthy, Donnchadh Walsh, Paul Geaney, Kieran Donaghy, James O’Donoghue
Subs: Stephen O’Brien for D Walsh (ht), Johnny Buckley for K McCarthy (41 mins), Killian Young for F Fitzgerald (blood, 50 mins), Jack Barry for A Maher (59 mins), Barry John Keane for J O’Donoghue (63 mins), Darran O’Sullivan for K Donaghy (64 mins), Jonathan Lyne for M Geaney (65 mins).

CORK: Ken O’Halloran, James Loughrey, Jamie O’Sullivan, Sean Powter, Tomas Clancy, Michael Shields, Kevin Crowley, Aidan Walsh, Ian Maguire, Ruairi Deane, Mark Collins, Kevin O’Driscoll, Niall Coakley, Luke Connolly, Paul Kerrigan
Subs: Donncha O’Connor for N Coakley (ht), Alan O’Connor for R Deane (38 mins), Colm O’Driscoll for M Shields (41 mins), Michael Hurley for K O’Driscoll (45 mins), Eoin Cadogan for J O’Sullivan (b/c, 63 mins), Stephen Cronin for J Loughrey (inj, 63 mins).

Referee: Paddy Neilan (Roscommon)






Ticket Information

Pre Purchase Adult Stand: €35
Juvenile Covered Stand: €5

Green and Blue Terrace: Adult Only:
Pre Purchase Adult Only: €25

Red Terrace Family Terrace (Juvenile Tickets available in this terrace)
Family Adult Pre Purchase: €25
Juvenile: €5

Concession of €10 on Adult tickets for Students/OAP’s prior to entry with valid id at the designated stiles in each area.

Pre purchase discount is valid until Midnight Saturday 1st July. Adult Ticket prices increase by €5 on Match day.

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Tickets can be purchased in Centra and Supervalu stores in Kerry, Cork and across Ireland – visit the Munster GAA Ticketing Locator to see participating stores in Munster.


Match Programme

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the 72 page souvenir match programme on Sunday.


Restrictions on large bags or backpacks

Munster GAA takes the security of patrons attending our games extremely seriously and liaises with An Garda Síochána locally, on a game by game basis, in the formulation of match specific event plans.

Advice from statutory bodies informs our approach to the organisation of our games and major events and may continue to do so over the course of the summer and beyond.

Munster GAA advises patrons not to bring large bags and back packs to games. Patrons that do so may be subject to a security check on entry to the ground, which may delay entry time.

We will continue to liaise with the Gardaí. We thank all our supporters for their ongoing cooperation

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.

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    Munster Council Awards €1m to Clubs

    The Munster Council has announced details of the 2016 Development Grant Scheme, funding club and school capital development projects across the province.

    Council Chairman Jerry O Sullivan said “I am delighted to announce the awarding of €1 million in grants supporting development projects in 129 clubs and 5 schools throughout Munster. These grants have supported an impressive range of capital development projects, with clubs investing close on €8 million. 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 €460,000 coming from the Munster Council’s own resources.

    For further details, please contact Ger Ryan, Munster GAA PRO on pro.munster@gaa.ie or 086 8149146.

    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