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COVID19 Guidelines and Updates

To All Clubs,

Following on from a meeting with the FAI and our referees last night, we are under strict instruction to inform clubs of the following:

  • Clubs are to continue to follow the government and FAI Guidelines regarding the number of spectators at a game depending on the age groups
  • Clubs are to use there own COVID19 risk assessments to ensure the safety and well being of the players, coaches, spectators and the referees.
  • All referees and away team managers must be met by the home teams COVID officer or delegate and informed of the home teams COVID policy and contact tracing procedures.
  • If the referee is unhappy with the safety measures in place then he will inform both the home team and away team manager and if any one of the three are not satisfied that the game can go ahead safely then the referee has the power to call off the game.
  • The referee has also been instructed to inform the FAI and the league of any clubs who are failing to comply with the COVID guidelines and any breeches will be dealt with strongly by the Cork Youth League committee.

We are delighted to be back playing football and hope that it can continue but this will only be possible if clubs continue to follow the relative safety guidelines.

Mid Week Games Cancelled

Note: All Mid week League Cup games scheduled for the 16th / 17th and 18th September have been cancelled and will be rescheduled due to lack of light.

Some fixtures may have already been printed on Evening Echo but will not go ahead.

Munster Youth Cup Application

Please find below the link for the entry forms for the Munster Youth Cup for the 2020-2021 season
Please note that this will be the only form accepted for this year’s competitions. Please do not use/download the forms that are on the Munster FA website.
Closing date for entries has been extended from the original date of 1st September to the 15th of September to facilitate the later start of seasons throughout Munster.
Entry forms along with the correct fee must be sent to the address on the form.
Entry Fees:
Youth Cup: €20
Please note that this competition is open to both U17 and U18 teams and more then one team from each club is allowed to enter.

AGM Cancelled

The Cork Youth League Committee have decided that with the current Covid 19 restrictions and to ensure the health and safety of our clubs and members it would be unwise to organise a large gathering of all our member clubs. With this in mind we have now cancelled this seasons AGM.

We will be reaching out to every club over the next few days to go through any of the topics that would have been discussed at the AGM.

Any issues please contact chairman Sean O Sullivan.

Fixture Secretary Unavailable

We are currently having technical issues with our fixtures secretary phone which we hope to have resolved early next week.meaning the phone will be out of action until 29th July.

Anyone with issues regarding fixtures can contact James by email at or contact Richie Browne on 087-7937782


FAI Youth and U17 Cups

The FAI have announced the re commencement of last seasons FAI U17 and Youth Cups.
Adhering to strict COVID 19 guidelines and procedures we are delighted our clubs have been given this opportunity.
Best of luck to all teams involved.

Notice on Friendlies

Notice on Friendlies:

Any Clubs who are organising friendly games must give the league notice of the teams playing, the referee and where the games is being played. No exceptions as there is no insurance cover if League is not notified.
Notice must be given 24 hours prior to the game in writing to
Domestic friendly matches, including but not limited to tournaments and trial matches, must be sanctioned by the League of the hosting team.

New Season Statement

Cork Youth League Statement:
The Cork Youth League Committee had their first meeting tonight since the Covid 19 pandemic and are delighted to make the following announcements:
• In line with the FAI safer return to football we are happy to announce that the new Cork Youth League season will commence on Saturday 29th August.
• The Cork Youth League AGM will be held on Tuesday 04th August with venue and restrictions to be released to clubs in the next few days
• Club registration forms can be found on our website and clubs must register their teams before Friday 10th July. In order to support our clubs we have also reduced our annual fees by 33% to €200 for the coming season only.
• With big interest in our U19 league we expect to have a very strong U19 League this season but in order to ensure its quality it will be limited to 12 teams and will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.
Yours in Sport
Cork Youth League Committee