Corn Ui Mhuiri Under 19 A Football Final Replay – P.S Chorca Dhuibhne 3-11 St. Brendan’s Killarney 0-16

P.S Chorca Dhuibhne defeated St. Brendan’s Killarney by 3-11 to 0-16 in the Corn Ui Mhuiri Under 19 A Football Final Replay on Saturday March 2nd at Austin Stack Park Tralee.


Full Match Coverage


Storming finish sees Chorca Dhuibhne claim a sixth Corn Uí Mhuirí title

Report By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 3-11 – 0-16 St Brendan’s College, Killarney

A stunning last 11 minutes powered Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne to a sixth Corn Uí Mhuirí title.

Trailing by the minimum with 12 minutes remaining, the Dingle college kicked the last five scores of this replay to retain the Munster crown.

Somewhat ironically, Dingle’s superb finish directly followed the sending to the stand of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and selector Tommy Griffin. Both mentors were dismissed to the terrace at the same time by referee James Bermingham.

Having notched 1-2 without reply at the beginning of the second-half to establish a 3-5 to 0-11 lead, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, with the wind at their backs, looked a safe bet for victory. But credit to St Brendan’s who kicked five of the game’s next six scores to move back in front. The Sem, however, had no answer to their opponents’ finishing burst, as Cathal Ó Beaglaoich and four from the outstanding Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich sealed the verdict.

St Brendan’s enjoyed the backing of a near gale in the opening period but didn’t make half enough use of the elements and were only two clear at the break, 0-11 to 2-3.

As was the case in the drawn game, St Brendans’ shooting was terribly erratic, with the Killarney college finishing the first-half with eight wides. The other problem for St Brendan’s was Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich, the Dingle corner-forward kicking his team’s entire first-half total of 2-3.

His first goal arrived a minute and a half after throw-in. Ó Beaglaoich’s second on 12 minutes, mind you, was arguably more important as it followed a run of four St Brendan’s points and even though the Sem would add another four without reply after the concession of that second green flag, they were still just one in front.

That first-half effort, against the elements, would prove crucial in delivering the Dingle nursery their sixth Munster senior crown since 2012.

Scorers for Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: R Ó Beaglaoich (2-7, 0-4 frees); J Aghas (1-0); C Ó Failbhe, D Ó Geibheannaigh, C Ó Beaglaoich, M Ó Mainín (0-1 each).

Scorers for St Brendan’s: R O’Grady (0-6, 0-5 frees); E O’Shea (0-4, 0-3 frees); P D’Arcy (0-3); P O’Shea (0-2); M Kelliher (0-1, 0-1 ‘45)’.

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: D Uosis (Daingean Uí Chúis); C Ó Flannúra (Daingean Uí Chúis), T Ó Dubháin (Daingean Uí Chúis), S Ó Loingsigh (An Ghaeltacht); P Ó Cathalláin (An Ghaeltacht), G Ó Leidhinn (Abhainn an Scáil), S Óg Ó Moráin (Daingean Uí Chúis); J Aghas (Abhainn an Scáil), C Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht); S Ó Conchúir (An Ghaeltacht), Colm Ó Muircheartaigh (Abhainn an Scáil), Colin Ó Muircheartaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis); D Ó Geibheannaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis), C Ó Failbhe (Abhainn an Scáil), R Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht).
Subs: M Ó Mainín (Lios Póil) for Colin Ó Muircheartaigh (45 mins); C Ó Catháin (Daingean Uí Chúis) for Ó Conchúir (52).

St Brendan’s College: M Kelliher (Glenflesk); P O’Sullivan (Legion), G Vaughan (Spa), M Cooper (Dr Crokes); E Looney (Dr Crokes), K O’Donoghue (Legion), E Smith (Legion); M Lenihan (Dr Crokes), D Lyne (Lyne); E O’Sullivan (Legion), P O’Shea (Kilcummin), E Finnan (Glenflesk); R O’Grady (Legion), E O’Shea (Fossa), P D’Arcy (Glenflesk).
Subs: N O’Shea (Dr Crokes) for Smith (HT); D Donoghue (Firies) for O’Grady (60); T Sparling (Dr Crokes) for Looney (60).

Referee: J Bermingham (Cork).


Drawn Game – St. Brendan’s Killarney 1-9 Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 0-12

Watch the Drawn game in full


Fixture Details

Saturday March 2nd @ 4pm
St. Brendan’s Killarney v P.S Chorca Dhuibhne
Venue: Austin Stack Park Tralee
Referee: James Bermingham (Cork)
Extra Time if Necessary (Result on the Day)


Paths to the Final

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne
Final – St. Brendan’s Killarney 1-9 Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 0-12
Semi-Final – Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 0-13 St. Francis College Rochestown 2-6
Quarter-Final – Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 1-5 St. Flannans 1-3
Round 3 – Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon 4-8 Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 2-10
Round 2 – Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 5-17 De La Salle College Macroom 1-4
Round 1 – Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 2-18 Skibbereen Community School 1-7

Totals – For 10-75 (105) Against 10-37 (67)

St. Brendan’s Killarney
Final – St. Brendan’s Killarney 1-9 Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 0-12
Semi-Final – St. Brendan’s Killarney 2-11 Clonakilty Community College 0-8
Quarter-Final – St. Brendan’s Killarney 2-17 Tralee CBS 3-9
Round 3 – St. Brendan’s Killarney 4-4 Mercy Mounthawk 1-8
Round 2 – St. Brendan’s Killarney 4-16 Clonakilty Community College 0-5
Round 1 – St. Brendan’s Killarney 2-10 I.S. Killorglin 0-7

Totals – For 15-67 (112) Against 4-49 (61)


Admission Prices
Adults – €10
Student / OAPS – €5
Under 14s – Free


Roll of Honour

Munster GAA Awards €1.1M to Clubs in Development Grants

The Munster Council has announced details of the 2018 Development Grant Scheme, which has provided €1,130,000 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 €176,771 from 22 applications, Cork received €221,709 from 42 applications, Limerick received €206,907 from 35 applications, Kerry received €124,771 from 23 applications, Tipperary received €281,011 from 38 applications and Waterford received €64,755 from 15 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 over €1.1 million in grants supporting development projects in 169 clubs and 6 schools throughout Munster.”
“These grants have supported an impressive range of capital development projects, with clubs investing €8,331,577 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 €640,000, with the balance of €490,000 coming from the Munster Council’s own resources.


List of organisations who will receive Munster GAA Development Grants


Munster Coaching Skills Workshop


Munster Camogie/GAA Coaching Skills Workshop – Saturday 8th December 2018, UL Sport, Co Limerick

Munster Camogie Council are pleased to be hosting a Coaching Skills Workshop on Saturday 8th December 2018, 11-2pm @ UL Sport, Co Limerick as part of our commitment to increasing the skills and knowledge of our coaches. We have a stellar line up of coaches, tutors and players delivering including – Alan Cunningham, Seoirse Bulfin, Damien Coleman and more!

The workshops are open to all qualified Camogie/GAA coaches and will focus on working with players aged 11-17yrs, cost is €20pp.

Please click on the link below to sign up and for more detailed information on each workshop – places are limited to 100 coaches at each venue, lunch is included in the ticket price and no refunds will be available!

Limerick (UL Sport) – Saturday 8th December, 11-2pm – GUEST TUTORS INCLUDE = Alan Cunningham, Seoirse Bulfin, Damien Coleman, Colm O’Brien

Click for more details & to sign up


Corn Ui Mhuiri Final – P.S.C.D. 2-13 Tralee CBS 1-10

P.S. Chorcha Dhuibhne defeated Tralee CBS by 2-13 to 1-10 in the Corn Ui Mhuiri Football Final on Saturday March 10th at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.


Watch the game in full via video link below


Corca Dhuibhne’s emotional victory

Report By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

For Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, a bittersweet victory.

Corn Uí Mhuirí final

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne…2-13 Tralee CBS…1-10


Click to view photos from the game


This rescheduled Corn Uí Mhuirí final came just 10 days after the funeral of 14-year-old Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne student Aodhán Ó Conchúir had brought the town of Dingle to a standstill. He was poignantly remembered both before and after Saturday’s game.

With Aodhán having worn the number two shirt on the afternoon of the Russell Cup final when he sustained what proved a fatal head injury, the Dingle school retired that jersey for this fixture. Winning captain Franz Sauerland referenced Aodhán in his acceptance speech, as did Dingle manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice.

“It was a challenge to prepare for this game,” said Fitzmaurice.

I don’t think there is any roadmap on how to deal with those situations. It is great to have won a Corn Uí Mhuirí, but all these things are put into perspective. Our thoughts remain with Aodhán’s family and that’s the way it is going to be going forward.

This was Fitzmaurice’s third occasion leading the Dingle school into a Corn Uí Mhuirí decider. His perfect strike rate forms part of a glorious seven-year spell for the school, during which they’ve landed five Corn Uí Mhuirí titles.

Fitzmaurice, along with former Kerry teammate Tommy Griffin, was at the helm last year when the school landed the Paul McGirr Cup (All-Ireland U16½ football). Twelve of that team started here, suggesting five in seven could easily become six in eight next year.

“To win five in seven years is an incredible achievement,” Fitzmaurice continued.

We have a small school, less than 200 boys. We’re drawing out of four clubs. “We knew we were probably a bit young, but there was a good nucleus of a team there.

Their opponents came off a distant second to St Brendan’s in last year’s final and determined not to endure further disappointment, Tralee CBS bossed most of the first-half.

Having fallen 0-2 to 0-1 behind early on, the Marc Ó Sé managed side kicked four unanswered points — Michael Kelleher, Darragh Regan, Daniel Goggin and Sean Quilter (‘45) the providers — to open up a three-point lead five minutes from the break.

It could have been more but for a handful of aimless kicks towards the Dingle posts. That said, Ó Sé’s students were lucky not to concede a goal as Deividas Uosis hit the post 17 minutes in.

Come the interval, Tralee found themselves trailing by the minimum, 0-6 to 0-5.

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne centre-forward Cillian Ó Failbhe won successive frees which were converted by Uosis and Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich. The latter, a younger brother of Kerry senior Brian, added two more to turn the tie back in their favour.

“Those four points were the winning of the game,” Fitzmaurice reckoned.

Tralee were totally on top of us in the first half. There was only one team playing football. Massive credit goes to our lads who stuck at it and to be going in at half-time a point up was almost a surprise. The experience they gained last year from the Paul McGirr competition stood to them. They didn’t panic. They ground it out.

Marc Ó Sé agreed with his former Kerry teammate and manager.

“Certainly, we should have been in front, not behind, at half-time. That would have given our lads good confidence. They were anything but confident at half-time. We had to raise their spirits.”

Mind you, they did enjoy a dream start to the second period. Fergal O’Brien collected a quick Michael Kelleher free and pounced for the opening goal.

Crucially, though, Dingle responded with a goal of their own two minutes later. Dylan Ó Géibheannaigh slipped through Ó Failbhe and he edged them back in front.

Thereafter, the teams were level three times. The minimum separated them, 1-11 to 1-10, when Sauerland delivered the game-changing score.

Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich’s hit and hope was punched to the net by the Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne captain on 54 minutes and they closed out the win with a brace from 2017 Kerry minor goalkeeper Uosis.

Scorers for Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: R Ó Beaglaoich (0-6, 0-4 frees); F Sauerland, C Ó Failbhe (1-0 each); D Uosis (0-3, 0-2 frees); D Ó Géibheannaigh (0-2); J Ághas, C Firtéar (0-1 each).

Scorers for Tralee CBS: M Kelleher (0-3, 0-2 frees); F O’Brien (1-0); S Quilter (0-1 ‘45), D Regan (0-2 each); D Fitzmaurice, D Goggin, J Mortimer (0-1 each).

POBALSCOIL CHORCA DHUIBHNE: E Ó Brosnacháin (Daingean Uí Chúis); C Ó Flannúra (Daingean Uí Chúis), T Ó Dubháin (Daingean Uí Chúis), Colin Ó Muircheartaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis); P Ó Cathalláin (An Ghaeltacht), G Ó Leidhinn (Abha na Scáil), Colm Ó Mhuircheartaigh (Abha na Scáil); F Sauerland (An Ghaeltacht), J Ághas (Abha na Scáil); N Ó Géibheannaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis), C Ó Failbhe (Abha na Scáil), C Firtéar (Abha na Scáil); D Ó Geibheannaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis), D Uosis (Daingean Uí Chúis), R Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht).
Subs: S Óg O Móráin (Daingean Uí Chúis) for Firtéar (58); A Ó Dubháin (An Ghaeltacht) for Ó Failbhe (59).

TRALEE CBS: D Burns (Na Gaeil); P White (John Mitchels), T Brick (Ballymacelligott), D Bourke (Na Gaeil); J Walsh (Knocknagoshel), S Hamilton (Churchill), J Myers (John Mitchels); S Quilter (Austin Stacks), D Fitzmaurice (Austin Stacks); D Goggin (Na Gaeil), D Regan (Ballymacelligott), M Scanlon (Castlegregory); F O’Brien (St Pats Blennerville), J Lenihan (Churchill), M Kelleher (John Mitchels).
Subs: E Carroll (Austin Stacks) for White (bc, 32); D Keane (Ballymacelligott) for Lenihan (38); J Mortimer (Churchill) for Regan (52); D O’Rourke (Austin Stacks) for Goggin (58); K Williams (John Mitchels) for Hamilton (60).

Referee: D Murnane (Cork).


Fixture Details

Munster PPS GAA Corn Uí Mhuirí Final (18.5 A Football)
Saturday 10th March @ 1pm in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney
Tralee CBS V PS Chorca Dhubhine
Referee: David Murnane (Cork)
In the event of a draw the Replay will be scheduled for the W/E 18th March 2018.


Match Programme

Pick up a copy of Saturday’s 36 page souvenir match programme for 3 euro.


Paths to the Final

P.S Chorcha Dhuibhne
Round 1 – Bye
Round 2 – November 8th – P.S Chorcha Dhuibhne 5-18 High School Clonmel 0-5
Round 3 – November 22nd – P.S Chorcha Dhuibhne 3-10 St Brendans Killarney 0-19
Quarter-Final – January 17th – P.S Chorcha Dhuibhne 0-16 I.S. Killorglin 1-7
Semi-Final – February 4th – P.S Chorcha Dhuibhne 3-11 St Brendans Killarney 3-8
TOTALS – For: 11-55 (88); Against: 4-41 (53)

Tralee CBS
Round 1 – October 18th – Tralee CBS 4-11 St. Fachtnas Skibbereen 3-11
Round 2 – November 22nd – Tralee CBS 2-13 Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon 5-6
Round 3 – Bye
Quarter-Final – January 17th – Tralee CBS 4-16 St. Flannans 1-7
Semi-Final – February 3rd – Tralee CBS 0-10 Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig 1-6
TOTALS – For: 10-50 (80); Against: 10-30 (60)

Dr. Harty Cup Final – Ardscoil Ris 3-18 Midleton CBS 2-10

Ardscoil Ris defeated Midleton CBS by 3-18 to 2-10 in the the 2017/2018 Dr. Harty Cup Hurling Final on Saturday February 17th at Mallow GAA Complex.


Cup Presentation




Live Streaming

The final will be streamed live via Sporting Limerick
Click Here to view the game from 1:25pm on Saturday.


Fixture Details

Dr. Harty Cup Under 18.5 A Hurling 2017/2018 Final
Ardscoil Ris v Midleton CBS
Venue: Mallow GAA Complex @ 1:30pm
Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)


Match Programme

Pick up a copy of Saturday’s 40 page all colour souvenir match programme for 3 euro


Ticket Prices

Adults – €10 adults
Students / OAPs – €5
Kids Under 14 – Free


Paths to the Final

Semi-Finals

Midleton CBS 2-27 Our Ladys Templemore 0-16 – Match Report / Photos
Ardscoil Ris 0-17 CBC Cork 2-8 – Match Report / Photos


Quarter-Finals

Ardscoil Ris 3-20 Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 1-5 – Match Report / Video Highlights
CBC Cork 1-17 St Colmans 1-13 – Match Report
Our Lady’s Templemore 1-14 JTB Hospital 0-16 – Match Report / Photos
Midleton CBS 0-15 Thurles CBS 1-11 – Match Report


Group A Results

Round 1

CBS Midleton 1-21 De La Salle College Waterford 0-12
Árdscoil Rís 3-23 Scoil Na mBraithre` Rathluirc 0-9

Round 2

CBS Midleton 5-19 Scoil Na mBraithre Rathluirc 2-11
Árdscoil Rís 0-20 De La Salle College Waterford 0-8

Round 3

De La Salle College Waterford 0-14 Scoil Na mBraithre` Rathluirc 1-10
Árdscoil Rís 2-16 CBS Midleton 1-18 – Match Report

Corn An Artaigh Group A
Pos. Team P W L D F A Pts
1 Árdscoil Rís 3 3 0 0 74 38 6
2 CBS Midleton 3 2 1 0 79 51 4
3 De La Salle College Waterford 3 1 2 0 34 57 2
4 Scoil Na mBraithre` Rathluirc 3 0 3 0 39 80 0

Corn Ui Mhuiri (U18.5 A Football) Semi-Final Results

The Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Corn Ui Mhuiri (Under 18.5 A Football) Semi-Finals took place on the weekend of February 3rd / 4th.


Fixture Details

Saturday 3rd Feb
Tralee CBS 0-10 Colaiste Cholim Ballincollig 1-6

Sunday 4th Feb @ 2pm
P.S. Chorcha Dhuibhne 3-11 St Brendan’s Killarney 3-8

Dean Ryan Cup Under 16.5 A Hurling Final – Thurles CBS 3-15 Midleton CBS 2-15

Thurles CBS defeated Midleton CBS by 3-15 to 2-15 in the Dean Ryan Cup Under 16.5 A Hurling Final on Wednesday November 8th at Clonmel Sportsfield.



Thurles CBS sit on top of the Dean Ryan Cup roll of honour with 12 titles, their last success in 2010. Midleton CBS have won 7 Dean Ryan Cup Finals, their most recent successes coming in 2014 and 2015.

Midleton have had the tougher route to the final, securing a narrow win over Our Lady’s Templemore in Round 1 before having 10 points to spare in the Quarter-Final versus Ardscoil Ris Limerick. In the semi-final, Midleton CBS showed all their skills and determination by securing a narrow one point victory in a cracking game with St. Flannans. Midleton led early on but trailed by three points early in the second half. Midleton went in front again only for Flannans to draw level in the closing stages before a Kyle Quinn Waites point in the 58th minute ensured victory for the Cork based school.

Thurles CBS had a bye in Round 1 before playing St. Colman’s Fermoy in the Quarter-Final. Despite trailing after the first quarter, Thurles led at the interval by 7 points before going on to win by 21 points. In the semi-final versus John The Baptist CS Hospital, the sides were level after 15 minutes before a fortuitous goal helped Thurles to an 8 point half-time lead. The Tipperary based school ran in four second half goals to run out 25 point winners.


Dean Ryan Cup Roll of Honour


Paths to the Final

Midleton CBS

Scoring For – 7-53 Scoring Against 4-46

Semi-Final – Midleton CBS 2-17 St. Flannans College Ennis 2-16 – Match Report
Quarter-Final – Midleton CBS 1-22 Árdscoil Rís Limerick 0-15 – Match Report
Round 1 – Midleton CBS 4-14 Our Ladys Templemore 2-15 – Match Report

Thurles CBS

Scoring For – 8-47 Scoring Against 3-16

Semi-Final – Thurles CBS 5-18 John The Baptist Community School 0-8 – Match Report
Quarter-FInal – Thurles CBS 3-29 Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 3-8 – Match Report


Job Vacancy – GAA Development Officer WIT

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Sport and Recreation Department

TITLE: GAA Development Officer

REPORTING TO: Sports and Recreation Manager

The successful candidate will be responsible for the organisation, co-ordination and development of specific programmes with regard to the promotion and development of Gaelic Games in the College. They must also be available to carry out tasks as required for Munster GAA during the non-academic period May to August. The job is initially a one year fixed term contract with the option to extend.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00pm on Monday 28th August 2017.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 5th September 2017.

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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.

  • Corn Ui Mhuiri Final – St. Brendan’s 2-20 Tralee CBS 0-11

    St. Brendan’s Killarney defeated Tralee CBS by 2-20 to 0-11 in the Corn Ui Mhuiri Football Final on Saturday February 25th at Austin Stack Park Tralee.


    Match Coverage

    Click on the link below to watch the full Corn Ui Mhuiri Football Final


    Click to view photos from the game


    Sprinkled with eastern promise, St Brendan’s win Corn Ui Mhuiri

    Report by Tony Leen for the Irish Examiner newspaper

    Corn Ui Mhuiri final – St Brendan’s Killarney 2-20 Tralee CBS 0-11: From west to east, the wellspring of Kerry football talent is shifting.

    Who knows why these things happen. Neat answers abound. Dr Crokes continue to produce stellar youngsters on an industrial scale, but they’ve been an oasis in East Kerry, which hasn’t won a senior county championship since 1999.

    Seamus Moynihan coached the division to the county minor title last year, and the Glenflesk legend’s stock as a mentor rises daily and stealthily. Vince Cooper – you may know his brother – is doing lauded work as the GDA in the region. Each is a contributory influence, doubtless, but seven clubs were represented on the St Brendan’s team that went through the gears seamlessly in Tralee on Saturday to retain the Corn Ui Mhuiri crown with 15 points to spare.

    This isn’t a single-engined vehicle. Tralee CBS had been rigorously gut-checked over three intense games against Coláiste Chríost Rí in the semi-final but once David Shaw goaled six minutes after the break for the Sem, their opponents knew they were in the wrong weight division.

    Sem manager Gary McGrath is well aware the All-Ireland colleges (Hogan Cup) champions are a talented group but he hasn’t been slow to call in reinforcements in the guise of some of last year’s stellar Leaving Certs to bulk up A v B duels with the class of 2017.

    “We play a lot of in-house games with the co-operation of the lads who’ve just gone from the school out of last year’s team. We might play 18 against 15 and they are titanic battles. Some of our so-called ‘training sessions’, they talk about Cody’s sessions in Kilkenny, it’s similar, and it gets us up to match speed.”

    The Green stood their ground in an engaging first- half on Saturday, employing a sweeper and utilising the height and mobility of full- forward Gearóid Fitzgerald to keep the Sem honest. Tralee were only a point down after 15 minutes and trailed 0-8 to 0-6 at the break. In truth, though, the Killarney lads were just getting started.

    Three fast scores on the resumption and Shaw’s goal stretched the gap to six (1-11 to 0-8). But the time midfielder Billy Courtney powered through for the second goal on 44 minutes, the Sem were 2-14 to 0-9 in front. Done and dusted. There’s eight of the Sem squad with the Kerry minors aiming for a fourth All-Ireland in a row this year (interestingly, Tralee CBS has no player in the currrent minor squad), and if the Killarney school regains the Hogan Cup, that will be four successive Kingdom successes in the schools grade too. And it’s all down to the development squads?

    “East Kerry development officer, Vince Cooper, is doing unbelievable work, but the clubs in East Kerry are working very hard too,” McGrath explained. “There’s good co-operation between the schools and the clubs, which is of mutual benefit. It is all feeding into the same pot.”

    Three Croke Park county minors from last year – Billy Courtney, Dara Moynihan and David Shaw – contributed 2-6 between them, but Firies centre-forward Donnchadh O’Sullivan is a two-footed talent to keep an eye on over the summer. He claimed seven points on Saturday and his movement caused Tralee a lot of difficulties. All in all though, St Brendan’s look exactly what no school team should so early – seasoned. If over-confidence doesn’t up-end them, it will take some haymaker from an opponent to do so.

    CBS manager Marc Ó Sé was annoyed with the margin of the defeat but from Tralee’s starting point this season, a provincial final is progress. “They are an exceptional unit, Hogan Cup champions with strength in depth. We wouldn’t have that depth. But our fellas are in the latter stages of the (junior equivalent) Frewen Cup and are Dunloe Cup champions. The Green had a few barren years but we are definitely on the up.”

    It was a first final in nine years for Tralee and the likes of Kieran Dwyer, Brandon Patterson, the O’Connors at midfield and tidy scorer, Michael Kelliher will be enhanced by the campaign.

    Scorers for St Brendan’s: D Shaw (1-4), D O’Sullivan (0-7, 4 frees), B Courtney (1-1), J Griffin, M O’Shea (0-2 each), N Donohue, C Gammell, D Moynihan, B Keane (0-1 each).

    Scorers for Tralee CBS: M Kelliher (0-4, 3 frees), T. O’Connor (0-2), K Dwyer (free), T Hoare, D Keane, S Quilter, N O’Mahoney (0-1 each).

    St BRENDAN’S: R Osborne (Legion); L MacMonagle (Dr Crokes), C. O’Donoghue (Glenflesk), S O’Leary (Kilcummin); J Griffin (Dr Crokes), M Potts (Dr Crokes), N Donohue (Firies); B Courtney (Dr Crokes), C Gammell (Legion); D Moynihan (Spa), D. O’Sullivan (Firies), B. Keane (Listry); D Shaw (Dr Crokes), M O’Shea (Dr Crokes), C Flynn (Firies).
    Subs: M Hartnett (Dr Crokes) for Keane (44);; M Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes) for Griffin (56).

    TRALEE CBS: S Foley (Kerins O’Rahilly’s); B Patterson (Austin Stacks), T Lynch (St Pat’s), J Myers (John Mitchels); J Walsh (Knocknagoshel), K. Dwyer (St Pat’s), N O’Mahoney (Na Gaeil); J O’Connor (Austin Stacks), T. O’Connor (Ballymacelligot); S Donnellan (Churchill), T Hoare (Kerins O’Rahillys), M Scanlon (Castlergregory); D Keane (Ballymacelligott), G. Fitzgerald (Austin Stacks), M Kelliher (John Mitchels)
    Subs: S Quilter (Austin Stacks) for Donnellan (41); A Roche (Kerins O’Rahillys) for Scanlon (49); D Fitzmaurice (Austin Stacks) for Kelliher (54); S Hamilton (Churchill) for Hoare (58).

    REFEREE: E Walsh


    Fixture Details

    Saturday 25th February @ 4:30pm
    Corn Ui Mhuiri (18.5 A F) final
    St Brendans V Tralee CBS
    Austin Stack Park
    Referee – Eddie Walsh

    In the event of a draw, the replay will be scheduled for the 4th March.


    When – Saturday February 25th at 4:30pm
    Where – Austin Stack Park Tralee
    Referee – Eddie Walsh (Kerry)
    Next Round – The winners will play the Connacht champions on Saturday March 18th


    Admission Prices
    Adults – €10
    Students / OAP’s – €5
    Under 12s – Free


    Live Streaming – The Corn Ui Mhuiri Final will be streamed live on www.munstergaapps.ie

    Direct Streaming Link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocOUP5N-fpI


    Match Programme

    Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the 36 page souvenir match programme.


    Results to Date

    Tralee CBS
    Semi-Final 2nd Replay – Tralee CBS 1-10 Colaiste Chriost Rí 0-11
    Semi-Final Replay – Tralee CBS 2-11 Colaiste Chriost Rí 1-14 (AET)
    Semi-Final – Tralee CBS 1-18 Colaiste Chriost Rí 1-18 (AET)
    Quarter-Final – Tralee CBS 2-10 IS Killorglin 1-10
    Group A Round 3 – Tralee CBS 1-10 Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig 0-4
    Group A Round 2 – St. Francis College Rochestown 3-10 Tralee CBS 1-16
    Group A Round 1 – Tralee CBS 1-15 Coláiste na Sceilge 0-11

    St Brendan’s Killarney
    Semi-Final – St Brendan’s Killarney 2-17 St Flannans 1-11
    Quarter-Final – St Brendan’s Killarney 2-18 PS Chorcha Dhuibhne 0-9
    Group C Round 3 – St Brendan’s Killarney 2-24 Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon 0-8
    Group C Round 2 – St Brendan’s Killarney 1-15 De La Salle College Macroom 1-8
    Group C Round 1 – St Brendan’s Killarney 2-23 I.S. Killorglin 1-7


    Match Preview

    Saturday’s Corn Ui Mhuiri Final will serve as yet another reminder of the healthy state of Kerry underage football as St Brendan’s Killarney look to retain their title against a battle hardened Tralee CBS side.

    St Brendan’s Killarney as reigning Corn Ui Mhuiri and Hogan Cup champions have been impressive in their march to this year’s Munster Final. In their five matches to date, they have averaged just under 25 points on aggregate per game. Perhaps an even more impressive stat in their mean defence which has kept opponents to under ten scores in all bar their semi-final when St. Flannans managed to score 1-11. With a sprinkling of All-Ireland Minor Football medal winners in their team, St. Brendan’s will certainly go in to Saturday’s game as deserving favourites.

    Tralee CBS on the other hand were not seen as one of the favourites to progress to this stage, in particular when losing out by three points to St. Francis College Rochestown in the group stages. Tralee managed to qualify for the knockout stages as group runners-up and in the Quarter-Final, they were put to the pin of their collar by IS Killorglin before winning out by 3 points. A semi-final versus Colaiste Chriost Rí awaited and what an epic saga that turned out to be as it took 220 minutes of football to separate the sides. In the first game, Colaiste Chriost Rí were the better side early on but Tralee CBS looked destined to progress only for the Cork side to come back to level at the end of normal time and the end of extra time to force a replay. In that replay, it was Colaiste Chriost Rí who found themselves in front only to be pegged back with late Tralee CBS scores at the end of normal time and extra time to ensure a third game was required. In that second replay, Tralee CBS scored an all-important goal early on and that proved decisive in earning a 1-10 to 0-11 victory and with it, a place in the Corn Ui Mhuiri Final.

    If you cannot make it to the Austin Stack Park Tralee on Saturday will be streamed live via www.munstergaapps.ie. Don’t miss out.

    Eddie Walsh of Kerry will be the referee for Saturday’s Final and may the best team win.