The Lord Mayors Cup Football finals took place in Pairc Ui Rinn on Monday May 15th. Having run off our play off games earlier on this month in Ballincollig, Bishopstown and Mayfield the last 6 teams through to the finals faced off in three games in Pairc Ui Rinn starting off at 11am.
Noel Crowley one of the main organisers of this event said that this was a great competition to help schools prepare senior teams for competitions in both Hurling and Football for the 2017/2018 season. “We had a look at what was on offer for schools at this time of the year and felt it would be a good chance for the schools to take part so we opened it to all schools in the county and we were delighted with the response from all those who took part. It is very positive going forward and many of the schools, players and mentors we spoke with after the games agreed that this competition was a great way of looking at players in the schools.”
The competition is a joint project between Cork GAA, Rebel Og and Cork Post Primary Schools
and is organised by the coaching staff, headed up by GPO Noel Crowley. The qualifying rounds
were played over six days, with hurling finals fixed for Pairc Ui Rinn on Fri May 12th, followed by the Football finals on Monday the 15th May in Pairc Ui Rinn.
Lord Mayors Cup Football finals
C Final at 11am -Bandon Grammer 1-6 v Colaiste an Phiarsaig 3-6
B Final at 12.30pm- Midleton CBS 1-6 v Mount St Michael Rosscarbery 4.13
A Final at 2pm -Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig 4-13 v De La Salle Macroom 4-10
Despite the inclement weather conditions today there was some great football on offer from all teams, Conditions were difficult with constant rain making the ball slippery and difficult to control but all players showed remarkable skill levels in these conditions so well done to all. We would like to say a big thank you to the staff at Pairc Ui Rinn for today, as always the pitch was in immaculate condition, perfect for football and the staff cannot be held responsible for the constant rain which fell from the start of the first game to the end of the last game. We would also like to express our thanks to the officials at the three games today, umpires, linesmen and referee Alec Gibbons, to all schools who took part and of course to all the players, parents and mentors who helped out on the day, thank you.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Cork GAA, Rebel Og and Cork Post Primary
Schools alongside our Games Development staff headed up by Noel Crowley GPO and
Kevin O’Callaghan, Games Manager for keeping this competition alive and making sure that
it ran off smoothly. To all the clubs who have provided pitches for our play off games Bishopstown, Ballincollig, Mayfield, Carrigaline and of course the staff at Pairc Ui Rinn we say thank you.
We would like to thank the Cork City Lord Mayor Des Cahill on the day of the football finals for presenting our A final winners Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig with the cup, and of course Mr Noel Crowley one of the main orgainsers of the event who presented sheilds to the winning captains of both ,Mount St Michael, Rosscarbery winners of the B final and to Colaiste an Phiarsaig, Glanmire winners of the C Finals.
See photos from the three Lord Mayors Cup Football finals below.