Rebel Óg tees off for inaugural two-day fundraising golf classic

John Tarrant

Published 18/04/2013 | 05:26

Cork Rebel Óg embark on a fund-raising two-day Golf Classic that will offer associates of GAA clubs the opportunity to compete and socialise outside the confines of gaelic games in a hosting at the Castlemartyr Golf Resort on Thursday and Friday, May 16/17.

The inaugural staging will play a key input into promoting the schools of excellence and development squads that's part and parcel of enhancing football and hurling within the county.

Rebel Óg Chairman Marc Sheehan said the staging is undertaken by Coiste na nÓg to support the Rebel Og Academy programmes.

"The Development Squad model has undergone significant restructuring in the past year and the new approach which commenced in October 2012 has seen Cork GAA form strategic alliances with the UCC Mardyke Arena and the Cork Institute of Technology sports facilities", he said.

Mr Sheehan encouraged clubs and companies to support the staging iin Castlemartyr that's set in 220 acres of woodland and lakes, the impressive parkland course will pose an enjoyable challenge for contestants.

"The recent victory in the Munster U21 Football Championship Final and the success of the county minor hurlers bodes well for 2013. Our objective is to provide the very best opportunities for our future inter county players in their preparations and development", he said.

The attendance at the launch included County Mayor Cllr. Barbara Murray, County Board Vice Chairman Ger Lane; PRO Tracey Kennedy, county players Ciaran Sheehan and Lorcán McLoughlin.

Entries can be submitted to Kevin O'Donovan 086-7753567 or email rebelogacademy.cork@gaa.ie.

Further details on the Golf Classic are available from county and regional representatives Donie Cahill, Brian Cuthbert, Brendan O'Driscoll, Jim Forbes, Edmond Forrest, Jim Healy, Christy Morrissey, Cian O'Brien, Kevin O'Callaghan, Gearóid Ó hAuluighthe, Aidan O'Rourke, John Purcell and Marc Sheehan

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