2009 Christmas Draw Results





1st Jim Dunlea Coole East €600 Stirrup Bar
2nd Michael Hennessy Stirrup Bar €250 Sydney McEllhinney
3rd Orla Barry Ballyphilip €100 Tom Harte
4th Jack Casey Ros Ard €100 Buckley Containers
5th Ed Cullinane Boston €100 John Buckley Plant
6th Michael Murphy Rathcooney €100 Crowley Engineering
7th Liam Kiely Glanworth €100 Vincy Barry Construction
8th Michael Crowen €100 Quality Plastics
9th Nora Sheehan Whitechurch €100 Parmac Sprinkler (Pat O’Connell)
10th Gerry Kelly Knockraha €100 Boothouse Bar
11th Noel Daly Glanmire €50 Goulding Fertilisers
12th Laura Holland Ros Ard 6 Bottles of Wine Blackman Bar
13th Doc c/o Brian Harte €50 John O’Donovan Dairy Services
14th Ger Finneran Carrignavar €50 Roy Clarke
15th Martin Reid Crush Christmas Cake Ann Reid
16th Edwin Buckley Templeisque €50 Con Kelleher Landscaping
17th Mary Ann Whooley Vienna Woods Hotel Bottle of Brandy Pat McNally
18th Niamh O’Mahony Coole East €50 Super Valu
19th Angie Galvin Special Prize Hafele
20th Muireann Costello Piercetown Rechargeable Lamp Southern Fuel & Feed
21st Orla Collins Dublin Hill Special Prize O’Reilly’s Garage
22nd Patrick O’Leary Rathcooney €50 Stephen Crowley
23rd Gerard Neenan c/o Paul O’Donovan Wine Liam O’Keeffe
24th Sean Trapp c/o John Drummy Special Prize Dave Buckley
25th Donie John c/o Padraig Murnane Bottle of Brandy Pat O’Callaghan
26th Gillian Stack Voucher McCarthy Sports
27th Sheila Noonan Glanmire Bottle of Whiskey Billy Meade
28th Mary Kelleher Glanmire Bottle of Whiskey Hennessy Filling Station
29th Marie Maloney White’s Cross Bottle of Whiskey Keating Fitted Furniture
30th Kathleen O’Carl Voucher Goodfellas Barber Shop
31st Allen Sexton Dillons Cross Bottle of Whiskey Martin Collins
32nd Lilian Murphy Rathcooney Bottle of Whiskey Willie Twomey
33rd John O’Keeffe Kilworth €50 Dermot Whooley
34th Catherine Docherty Ballinahina Bottle of Whiskey Dominic Cahill
35th Elaine Ryan Sarsfields Court 2 Bottles of Wine Ed Buckley
36th Diarmuid McSweeney St. Lukes Bottle of Whiskey Sean Delaney & Sons Ltd
37th Caroline O’Connell Ballyphilip Wine Billy Kelleher TD
38th Margaret Kelleher Ballyphilip Bottle of Whiskey Paddy Reynolds
39th Catherine Barrett Watergrasshill Bottle of Brandy Seamus Ferguson Plant Hire
40th Michael Harrington c/o Dominic Cahill Bottle of Whiskey Joe Bowen
41st Liam O’Keeffe Crush Bottle of Whiskey Tommy Kelleher
42nd Abhishek Jain c/o Ger Hayes Bottle of Brandy Tadhg O’Riordan
43rd Peter c/o MCD 2 Bags of Spuds & Veg Club Friend
44th Vivian O’Callaghan Killorglin Voucher Luciano’s Pizza
45th John Doyle Thurles Bottle of Whiskey Club Friend
46th Clint O’Keeffe Crush Bottle of Whiskey Tony Keohane
47th Jason O’Connor Liscarroll €50 Jim Dunlea Car Sales
48th David Loftus Sallybrook Bottle of Whiskey John Drummy
49th Sarah Sherlock Ballyvolane 2 Bags of Coal Kilcully Decking
50th John Quirke c/o Dominic Cahill Set of Wine Glasses Marlboro Trust
51st Anthony Murphy Douglas Bottle of Brandy Michael O’Callaghan Upholstery

White’s Cross GAA thanks you for your Support and wishes you all a Happy Christmas.

Le Gach Dea-Ghuí  i gComhair na Nollag agus na hAthbliana


Seandún Junior A Football League Final 2009 White’s Cross 2-20 St. Michaels 0-5

White’s Cross added 2009 league honours to their divisional championship crown by virtue of this comfortable win over St. Michaels, played at the new immaculate grounds in Whitechurch.  On a blustery and cold afternoon, White’s Cross elected to play with the aid of the strong wind in the opening half and once Murt Kelleher ghosted in from midfield for a goal on 15 minutes, there was only going to be one winner.


The White’s Cross selectors had to plan without a number of key personnel including Kevin Buckley, Stuart Kiely, Denis O Regan, John Drummy and Donnacha Murnane – all who had been regular starters throughout the long season.  However those that deputised, including seventeen year-old Sean Keane, all slotted in with ease.  Indeed many of the early scores were worked through Keane, with team captain Paddy O’ Brien, playing on the wing outside him, causing havoc in the Michael’s defence.  However the pick of the early scores had to be that of defender Donal Kelly who played the ball cleverly out of defence, only to take a return pass from O’ Brien, and slot a lovely score over the bar from 40 yards.

At that stage Michael’s trailed by six points to no score and it was soon after that Murt Kelleher burst forward from midfield, taking a pass from Keane, and billowed the Michael’s net.  Indeed this goal was very similar to the equivalent he scored at the same grounds a fortnight previous in the semi-final win over Nemo Rangers.  From the resulting kick-out Edwin Buckley, operating in this encounter on the wing, won good possession and played a clever through ball to his inside man Paul O Sullivan, who with the goal at his mercy, elected to tap over instead.  

The Blackrock boys did try valiantly, but could never break down the White’s Cross rearguard – with veteran John O Connell marshalling matters at full-back, and all the time ably assisted by Seanie Gorman and Seanie Murnane.  Outside them Eoin Murnane too was dominant, while John Meade dealt very ably with all that came his way.  

Sean Keane shifted a heavy knock eight minutes before the half-time whistle and had to be replaced by Dylan Burke.  However he too proved a menace to the Michaels rearguard and added to the second half-tally.  Pick of the scores in the second thirty minutes had to be that of substitute Brendáin Murnane, who despite coming in as a corner-back replacement, drove forward relentlessly and finished off a fine move with a neat point, to compound the Michael’s misery late on.  

This White’s Cross team have been well instructed by manager Finbarr Kiely, to respect all competitions, and to do their utmost to win each and every game, and will now turn their attentions to the McSwiney Cup final.  In this competition they are going for seven consecutive titles, and will be hoping to do a clean sweep of the division’s three Junior A football competitions, a feat they managed previously in 2006.  Meantime the White’s Cross club’s second junior outfit have also qualified for their league and cup finals – it all makes for a busy run-in to Christmas for the boys in green and white!