White’s Cross GAA extends a very warm and sincere welcome to all those who have taken up residency recently in the new Ros Ard estate at Ballinvriskig, White’s Cross failte roimh go leir. It is the first housing development of this size ever in the White’s Cross and Upper Glanmire area, and the first phase of it has recently been completed. We have good reason to call you our neighbours as our Club Grounds is even located in the same town-land as the Ros Ard development. We wish you extremely happy times forever in your new home and locality. We hope you will be delighted with the facilities and amenities available to you and we extend a warm invitation to you and yours, to your local GAA club, White’s Cross.
And now we give you a little geography lesson which will help you get to know your new neighbourhood a little better! Our Club Grounds are located about one kilometre from your new home and in your own townland, named Ballinvriskig. On leaving Ros Ard turn left heading for Cork City and White’s Cross (i.e. the cross-roads where the Stirrup Bar and Hennessy’s Petrol Station are located). This road was once the old Cork-Dublin main road and indeed the Boothouse Bar takes its name from these historic times. Those travelling into Cork city used to stop here to have their boots polished and shined up to make themselves presentable in the city! However to get to our pitch you do not go to White’s Cross itself but instead take the first right; our pitch is located along this road, which is known locally as Burke’s Lane. On the Main Road you will have passed a turning to the left, immediately above the school and Upper Glanmire Community Centre, which is known locally as Barry’s Lane, which takes you into the townland of Ballyphilip and will take you up to Rathcooney or down into Glanmire and Riverstown, passing St. Josephs Church, Springhill.
If you pass the right turning for White’s Cross pitch, and continue towards Cork city, there is a turning to the left known as Ballyphilip Lane, this lane simply takes you to a T-junction, which adjoins the earlier mentioned road heading to Rathcooney and Glanmire. The only other exit off the road before reaching White’s Cross is a small boreen off to the right, known as Murphy’s Lane. The town-land here is known as Lisnahorna. Beyond it and before reaching White’s Cross is the town-land of Ballynoe.
We similarly extend our best wishes to the Fitzgerald family on whose land this development is taking place, and who as a consequence have now moved to a farm in Conna, in East Cork. Pat and his family have always been loyal supporters of White’s Cross GAA, and indeed Pat captained the Junior Hurling team back in the 1990’s. His son Patrick, was one of our promising young stars at under-age level but alas our loss it appears will be St. Catherine’s gain! We wish Pat, Margaret, Justine, Alison and Patrick all the very best in their new home