White’s Cross GAA is holding a Race-Night at the Commons Inn on Saturday, November 12th. This is the Club’s key social function for the year and also combines as our main fund-raiser. It is guaranteed to be a night of fun, with food, racing, roinnt deoch, music and craic. The victorious members of the 2004 McSwiney Cup panel will also be presented with their medals on the night. We invite you to come along and support us on the night. Tickets are for sale at 15 Euro and can be purchased from any committee member or by contacting Ray on 086 2597063. Come on, go racing…!
As we head into November things have quietened somewhat on the field of play for our various adult teams, at least relative to their busy schedule well into the Autumn months! The Junior A footballers recently accounted for Passage in the opening round of the McSwiney Cup. This side is defending this crown once more, as White’s Cross have won the competition in 2003 and 2004. The team also has a couple of outstanding league fixtures against Brian Dillons and Douglas – favourable results in these would guarantee this side a place in the 2005 League Semi-Finals. The B side also has a fixture against Douglas, in the Seandun Cup competition. These football games have been put on the back-burner as the hurling competitions are finished out. Our Junior A hurlers meet Na Piarsaigh in a play-off for a spot in the league semi-final. They recently contested the MacCurtain Cup Final having had victories over Na Piarsaigh, St. Vincents and Bishopstown. In the final however we lost out on a score-line of 1-09 to 1-05 to Mayfield. Whitechurch had led for most of the game but ran out of steam against the Championship holders who used the game as a crucial warm-up for their up-coming County Semi-Final. Meantime our Under 21 hurlers, fresh from a very credible victory over St. Vincents, await the winners of Nemo Rangers and Blackrock, in their Championship Semi-Final. We wish them luck in what is our clubs’ eighth championship semi-final at adult level in 2005.