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News update   02/07/2015

Hello and welcome to another Weekly Update for Kinsale GAA Club. Hope you enjoy this week’s edition!!



Parking during Sunday morningTraining Session

As you may know the Club uses the Lower Pitch – the pitch down behind the club house (also known as Seanie’s Pitch!!!) for parking on a regular basis for matches etc.  This parking facility will be available every Sunday morning during Boys Underage / Camogie Training.  If you drive passed the GAA Pitch and just as you go around the corner the entrance to the pitch for parking is here. There is pedestrian access to the main pitch from here.


In the interest of Health and Safety the club kindly asks that you use this Parking Facility and not park in the middle of the main car park (forming a line of parked cars).  The entrance way to the clubhouse must be kept clear in the event that an Ambulance ever had to be called to deal with an incident.


Many thanks for your co-operation in this important matter.



Thank you!

Many thanks to Kieran McCarthy, KMC and the Carlton Hotel for their generous contributions towards the new Kinsale Tops (O Neill’s Half Zipped Tops).  These tops were a great success with just over 300 ordered through the club! – it’s great to see them being worn by children and adults alike around the town promoting Kinsale GAA.  And even further afield - The Looney and Fitzpatrick Families recently sporting their Kinsale O Neill Tops in a photo at  the top of Croagh Patrick!



Féile (Girls Under 14)        - report submitted by Mairead Cronin.

From Clonakilty to Nemo Rangers and then to Bannow Ballymitty in Wexford, the Féile 2015 campaign was a long but very enjoyable campaign for the Kinsale Ladies Under 14 footballers. It was a wonderful honour for Kinsale GAA to represent Cork at the National Féile Finals in South Leinster. 6,500 players came to South Leinster from all over the world. 

The girls set off from Kinsale at noon on Friday 26th June to make the journey to Bannow Ballymitty in Wexford. On arrival we had the welcome cup of tea and we proudly raised the Kinsale Flag. Shortly afterwards the matches began. The first game saw Kinsale beat Tinryland from Carlow by 4-7 to 1-1. They were defeated by St Pauls from Antrim on a score of 2-5 to 0-4.

After that the girls went off to their host families. New friendships were formed and many girls from the town saw what life was like on a farm. Early next day Kinsale beat the host club by 7 -4 to 3-2. The rules of Féile meant that every single member got to play and most played in most games.

There were two competitions (Shield and Cup). Given our results we had qualified for the quarter final of the cup. We were up against Tourlestrane from Sligo in the Ferns Centre of Excellence.  They had put up huge scores in all their games and were reported to be one the strongest teams in the competition. Midway through the second half we were behind by six points but Kinsale staged a great recovery and driven on by County players Faye Ahern and Jenny Murphy went on to win the game by 7 points. We had now reached the Semi Final on a national competition and Bannow had reached the semi final of the shield. 


That night our host club entertained us with traditional music, gifts were exchanged.

The following day both clubs had semi-finals to play . Kinsale met Dublin Club St Anns. It was a great game that ebbed and flowed and Kinsale nearly snatched a draw. However it was not to be and our Féile journey had ended. Our host club had a great win and went on later to win the Shield. We were delighted for them as they did a wonderful job looking after us. 


We travelled back to Kinsale and the team enjoyed some welcome refreshments in Hamlets. Hamlets have been great friends to the girls these last few weeks . They hosted a coffee morning where we were able to raise funds for our trip. Many parents travelled to the Féile and they gave welcome support to girls and the mentors.  Many other club members bought Lotto tickets that give financial support to the girls. LIdl came on board to sponsor some refreshments. Aislinn Harkin in Croke Park also gave us great support before and during out trip. 


The girls did their club proud both on and off the field. The social development gained by this experience is something you could not buy for them!!


The  full panel was:

Rose Marie Buckley, Aisling Hurley, Aoife O Leary(Capt), Millie Allman, Dara Tyner, Niamh Gimblett, Sarah Murphy (Dunderrow), Faye Ahern, Jenny Murphy, Ava McCarthy, Meadhbh Hurley, Sophie Webb, Niamh Cronin, Hannah Kate Finn, Hannah Kellett, Miriam Draper, Sarah Murphy(Summercove), Ellie Condon, Madie Hayes, Sophie Neville, Katelyn Forde, Ellie Cronin


Sarah Lehane , Leah Farrelly , Dara Wall and Daire Buckley were unable to make the trip to Wexford.


Strictly Come Dancing

Save the date for Friday, November 20thfor our Big Fundraising Event â€œStrictly Come Dancing” at the Carlton.  There is a sub-committee diligently working away on getting things organised and up and running for this massive event for the club.


There are a few places left for Dancers both male and female.  Professional training is provided and these rehearsals begin on August 9th in the Carlton Hotel.  No dancing experience required – you just need to be up for the craic!!  It’s all for fun and Kinsale GAA Club!!!  


Dancers must be over 18 years of age and rehearsals will be every Sunday from 3pm to 5pm in the Carlton Hotel – commencing on August 9th.


If you are interested in “dancing” please contact Karen Wright on 087-9956530 or on email at  Closing date to apply to be a ‘Kinsale GAA Strictly Dancer’  is Wednesday, July 15th.


Go on ….you know you want to………………..!!!!



Summer Cul Camp – Kinsale GAA

Cul Camp will take place in Kinsale GAA Club, week commencing August 10th to the 14th.  We would encourage people to register online now to secure a place at

Cul Camp is an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.  


It’s for children from the age of 5 up to 13 years.  Time 10am to 2pm every day.  Cul Camp contact is Laurence Murphy 087-9056737.



Ladies / Girls Football


Under  14

Best Wishes to Jenny  Murphy and Faye  Ahern in the All -Ireland Under 14  Final next Saturday, July 4th in Banaher at 1pm V Cavan.



Junior Ladies Championship Football, First Round

Kinsale V Rockban (at home) 

Tomorrow nightFriday 3rd July at 7.45pm.

Best of luck girls…..


Please come along to support and encourage our Footballers at  Home.


Boys Underage


County Semi-Final Under 14 A    

Kinsale    V    Buttevant                  -              Tuesday,  7th July     Venue to be confirmed.


Please come along and support our young players.



U16 Hurling League: Kinsale 4-12 Shamrocks 3-6   -           report submitted by Brian Murphy.

Kinsale produced there best performance of the year in beating a gallant Shamrocks on a score-line of 4-12 to 3-6. With Captain Cian O Sullivan excellent in goal and full backline of Darragh Mangan and Evan O Connor in mean form it was tough for the Shamrocks forwards to find any breakthrough. Darragh Crowley was imperious in Midfield and John O Brien with magnificent with a score of 3-4 in 1sthalf alone after being set up for a lot of his scores by the silky skills of his full forward partner James Rooney Crowley. Kinsale led 3-8 to 1-3 at half time. In the 2nd half against the wind the half back line of Conall Gilleran, Conor McCarthy and Kealen O Rourke were called into action and were not found wanting. As Shamrocks rallied it took excellent work from Soren Minihane and David Barry which led to a goal and a point from Brian O Neill who was in sparkling form which ensured victory for the Kinsale men. 

Panel: Cian O Sullivan ©, Evan O Connor, Darragh Mangan, Kealen O Rourke, Conor McCarthy, Conall Gilleran, Darragh Crowley, David Barry, Soren Minahane, Brian O Neill, James Crowley Rooney and John O Brien. Manager: Brian ‘Corcoran’ Murphy


Next up for Kinsale is Championship where they will play Laochra Og on Saturday 11thJuly in Macroom at 5.30pm



Junior Men Hurling Championship, Second Round


Kinsale  V  Carraig             

Tomorrow night, Friday 3rd July in Riverstick at 7.45pm.


Please come along and support.



Intermediate Mens Football Championship

Kinsale have drawn Glanmire in the next round – Date, time and venue to be confirmed.




A Message from Gearoid Condon, Kinsale GAA 

“I have a job going at the moment for a full time trainee accountant role locally. If any club members, players or their children are interested and have an honours business related degree, please contact me at 086 8325202.  No work experience necessary. Many thanks, Gearoid”.



Weekly €2 Lotto 

The Lotto Jackpot Numbers for last night’s draw (1st July) were;   12     27      28


Jackpot = €3,200


No Winner


Consolation Prize Winners;

€50: Paddy Irwin

€30: Laura & Chloe McCarthy

€20: Angela & J. Corcoran


The Jackpot for Wednesday, July 8th is€3,300.


This is a major Fund-raiser for the club – please support if you can.  It’s a win-win you support your club and you could win €3,300! 


These tickets can be bought every Sunday morning at the desk, during training sessions of the Underage Boys/Camogie.  Lotto tickets can also be purchased at the following locations around the town:-

The Credit Union
Murphy's, Main Street
Murphy's, Pearse Street
The Market Garden, Pearse Street.
Sam's Bar
The White House
The Armada Bar
Dalton's Bar
Billy Connery Butchers Shop
Barrett's Butchers
The White Lady Bar
The Millwheel Bar, Jagoes Mill.


Lotto Tickets On-Line :

It’s never been easier, now you can show your support for Kinsale GAA by clicking on the link below and get your €2 lotto tickets on-line!




Sin é – hope you enjoyed

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