GAA Overview


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GAA: The MTU Cork Campus GAA Club played 35 Championship games in our 12 different campaigns. We also fielded in 25 league fixtures and also participated in a further 31 practice games. 161 training activities involving the various GAA teams took place from Oct 4th to March 21st and we also took part in two Higher Education one day Blitzes. Based on these figures alone we are delighted with the volume of activity for the academic year of 2021/22 and we are especially proud that there were almost 400 active playing members of the MTU Cork Campus Student GAA Club. 


Men’s Hurling & Football: While silverware alluded the 10 men’s GAA teams, some of their performances this year were outstanding. Our Fresher Hurlers and Footballers had a fantastic season. The A teams both reached the semi-finals and were very hard done by not to make the finals, while the seconds both reached National  Hurling and Football Finals. Our Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cup teams both recorded victories in their championships and participation rates from all our teams were well up on previous years. Well done to Damien Gore (Football) and Ger Collins (Hurling) who both received MTU Sports Awards for their performances in 2022


HANDBALL: We had a very active handball club who fielded in all three national intervarsity’s and who recently returned with superb victories in the USA Handball College Championships with David Walsh (Mallow) taking the Open Seniors title – while both David and Adam Walsh (Wexford) retained their Open Senior Doubles Championship Titles won in 2020 & 2021.


LADIES FOOTBALL: The Ladies Footballers had a great year in terms of activity and membership and they finished the year winning the Higher Education Moynihan Cup for the first time. As a result Aisling Forde, Roisin Dunphy, Abbie O ‘Mahony, Ava Looney & Maeve Daly all received HEC Rising Star awards for 2022. Caoimhe Duffy of Fermoy received a Munster Council Bursary for 2022.


Well done also to Emma Barry (Bride Rovers) who received an MTU Sports Award for 2022 as a result of her commitment and performances for the Camogie & Ladies Football teams over the last number of years.


CAMOGIE: The senior Camogie team who also boasted good numbers at training and games finished their year by winning the 2022 Purcell Shield Field after a hard fought victory over UL. It was the first Camogie Competition to be decided on penalties and Waterford Dual Star Roisín Dunphy scored the decisive penalty.