Eirgrid Munster Under 21 Football Final – Kerry v Cork

Kerry will play Cork in the Eirgrid Munster Under 21 Football Championship Final on Wednesday March 29th at 7:30pm in Pairc Ui Rinn.

Fixture Details

2017 EirGrid GAA Football Under 21 Munster Championship Final
Wednesday March 29th 2017 @ 7:30pm
Cork v Kerry
Venue: Pairc Ui Rinn
Referee: Alan Kissane (Waterford)
Extra time if necessary

Ticket Information

Adult Pre-Purchase: €10.00
Adult Match Day Price: €15.00
Juveniles: €5.00
Students/Seniors: €10.00 Valid ID Will be required

Tickets available via participating Centra and Supervalu outlets
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Team News

The Kerry Under 21 Football Team to play Cork in the Munster Championship Final at Páirc Uí Rinn on Wednesday evening @ 7:30 pm contains 8 of the side that started in last year’s final against the same opposition – Jason Foley, Tom O’Sullivan, Tom “Leo” O’Sullivan, Brian Ó Beaglaoich, Gavin White, Brian Ó Seanachain, Matthew Flaherty and Killian Spillane – while 4 more of Wednesday’s side – Shane Ryan, Brian Sugrue, Andrew Barry and Matthew O’Sullivan – were on the injured list for last year’s decider.

The team shows 4 changes in personnel from the side that defeated Waterford in the last round; Brain Ó Beagaloich, Brandon Barrett and Matthew O’Sullivan who missed that semi final game due to injury return to the starting fifteen as does Gavin White of Dr Crokes who was club-tied on that occasion. They replace Jack Morgan, Cormac Coffey, Barry O’Sullivan and Lee O’Donoghue.

The Dr Crokes pair of Micheál Burns and Jordan Kiely, both of whom played in last year’s final, are included in the subs having also been club-tied for the previous two games.

The team, captained by Brian Sugrue of Renard is as follows:

1 Shane Ryan Rathmore
2 Tom (Leo) O’Sullivan Dingle
3 Jason Foley Ballydonoghue
4 Brian Sugrue (C) Renard
5 Brian Ó Beaglaoich An Ghaeltacht
6 Tom O’Sullivan Dingle
7 Gavin White Dr. Crokes
8 Andrew Barry Na Gaeil
9 Brian ÓSeanacháin Ballydonoghue
10 Brandon Barrett Ardfert
11 Sean O’Shea Kenmare
12 Matthew Flaherty Dingle
13 Killian Spillane Templenoe
14 Matthew O’Sullivan St Michaels-Foilmore
15 Cathal Bambury Dingle

Fir Ionaid:

16 Eoghan O’Brien Churchill
17 Barry O’Sullivan Dingle
18 Jack Morgan Austin Stacks
19 Conor Geaney Dingle
20 Cormac Coffey Kerins O’Rahillys
21 Daniel O’Brien Glenflesk
22 Jordan Kiely Dr Crokes
23 Micheál Burns Dr. Crokes
24 Roibeard Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht
25 Mark Ryan Rathmore


Bainisteoir: Jack O’Connor (Dromid Pearses)

Roghnoirí: Micheál O’Shea (Castlegregory), Eamon Whelan (St Senans), Declan O’Sullivan (Dromid Pearses).

Treanálaí: Alan O’Sullivan (Kerins O’Rahillys) and Arthur Fitzgerald (Firies)

With the exception of Matthew O’Sullivan, all of the side have played in successful All Ireland Minor winning sides since 2014 with Sean O’Shea a member of last year’s winning side.

Match Coverage

TG4 will be streaming the EirGrid Munster Under 21 Football Final live via www.tg4.ie

The live stream will also be available to GAA fans worldwide.

Exciting Camogie Job Opportunity now available


Finance Administrator – temporary full time post to end of January 2018

The Camogie Association is seeking applications for the position of Finance Administrator to join its national office in Croke Park. This is offered as a fixed term contract until the end of January 2018. The post may be subject to an extension.

The Role
The Finance Administrator will report to the Finance Manager. The main responsibility of the post is the maintenance of financial records, the processing of income and expenditure, purchase of goods and services and the undertaking of a range of financial reporting and administrative tasks. The post operates in a team environment and will be expected to work in a collaborative way with staff and volunteer colleagues.
From time to time the post requires an element of working unsocial hours including weekend work and travel.
A full job description and application form is downloadable from http://www.camogie.ie/careers.asp

Please see below full job description and application form:

Applications will only be acceptable using the application form. Incomplete application forms or CV only applications will not be considered.

Interviews: Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 11th April 2017.

Closing date for applications is 5.00 p.m Wednesday 29th March 2017.

Please return applications to jobs@camogie.ie or to Recruitment, Camogie Association, Croke Park, Dublin 3

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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 – Where does the money go?

Munster GAA Contribution to Counties 2014

Clare Limerick Tipperary Cork Kerry Waterford Total
Team Expenses (Club and County) 42,188 49,758 35,957 71,046 40,431 34,604 274,011
Field Rent 42,825 22,529 227,245 188,700 5,274 11,637 498,210
Match Programmes 10,173 8,923 10,919 26,993 4,865 5,313 67,186
County Coaching Projects 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 300,000
County Coaching Personnel 127,476 127,476 146,376 172,956 174,396 127,476 876,156
Post Primary Personnel 3,600 5,600 5,600 6,600 4,600 3,600 29,600
Third Level Coaching Personnel 64,000 24,000 12,000 12,000 112,000
Club Development Grants 134,868 78,638 168,593 294,662 154,450 93,068 924,279
Club Sanding Grants 10,000 8,890 7,057 13,630 12,000 9,726 61,303
County Ground Development Grants 275,000 275,000 200,000 16,560 766,560
Other Grants 21,000 6,000 21,000 26,000 23,500 97,500
Total 717,130 421,841 672,747 1,123,587 684,016 387,484 4,006,805

Munster GAA – Supporting Families and Patrons

During 2014 Munster GAA endeavoured to provide value for money to patrons at all times, while still maintaining its commitment to supporting Clubs and Counties financially as outlined above. In 2014, under 16’s gained entry free of charge to 80 of our 86 games, while the entry price to the 6 ticketed games was 3 and 5. The 3 Club Group Juvenile Package was very popular this year, with just under 2,900 kids entering the 6 ticketed games (5 Senior Hurling and Senior Football Final) through this scheme. In total, 25% of the attendance at the Senior Hurling Quarter and Semi Finals consisted of under 16’s. Some of the key figures for the 2014 competitions are as follows –

276,000 – The number of spectators who attended all games across all competitions
16 – The average cost of attending the Munster SFC
18.50 – The average cost of attending the Munster SHC
6.80 – The average cost of attending all other games
25,431 – The number of under 16’s who entered the 6 major ticketed games in the Senior Hurling (5) and Senior Football (1) Championships for 5
4,104 – The number of under 16’s who attended Senior Football Quarter and Semi Final games free of charge

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

  • Munster Hurling Academy Coaches Conference 2016

    A Munster Hurling Academy Coaches Conference took place in LIT Tipperary Thurles Campus on Saturday 13th February 2016.

    The speakers on the day included Damien Young (Lecturer in LIT Tipperary), Paddy O’Brien (Physio, Tipperary Senior Hurlers), Eoin Kelly (former Tipperary GAA Hurler), Ger Ryan (Chairman Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee) and Paul Kinnerk (Trainer, Clare Senior Hurlers).

    View the videos of each of the speakers below.

    Damien Young (Lecturer in LIT Tipperary) discusses Decision Making in Hurling

    Paddy O’Brien (Physio, Tipperary Senior Hurlers) discusses Managing Players from an Injury Prevention perspective

    Questions and Answers session involving Former Tipperary hurler Eoin Kelly moderated by Ger Ryan

    Ger Ryan (Chairman Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee) discusses Concussion Protocol

    Paul Kinnerk (Trainer, Clare Senior Hurlers) discusses A Games Centred Approach Developing Decision Makers



    Gaelic Games Coaching Planner

    The Coaching Planner link below is designed to help you plan a hurling or football coaching session. It is intended for use by Award 1 and Foundation Award Coaches.

    Open a game/drill page and copy and paste the games or drills that you want to us into a Session Planner Form. Use 1 or more session planner forms for your session. You can save your forms on your own computer and print them as an aid in your coaching session.

    Coaching Planner – click here for details

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