Compulsory wearing of mouthguards in all underage grades

Extracted below message on mouthguards would be worth putting up on website in the next while and also need to ensure coaches are aware of this when re-commencing activities in the New Year:
The GAA recently announced details of the forthcoming national roll-out of the compulsory wearing of mouthguards in all underage grades up to and including minor for Gaelic football matches and practice sessions from January 1 2013.
Significantly, if a player refuses to comply he can be sent-off and players will not be covered under the GAA Player Injury Scheme if they are not wearing a mouthguard.

Information on the use of mouthguards for clubs, parents and players can be found at;

The GAA are also pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to distribute GAA/GPA mouthguards. The product range includes both boil and bite mouthguards and custom fitted mouthguards. The boil and bite mouthguards are now available to purchase. They come in four categories of protection: bronze, silver, gold and platinum.

They are available for purchasing through the following local retailers:

• Supervalu
• Centra
• Lifestyle
• Elverys
• O’Neills

Following on from our extensive research of the market, these mouth guards, supplied by OPRO, are the best product available in terms of quality, certification and value for money.


White’s Cross Christmas Draw Results





1st Pauline Lee c/o Martin Flynn €600 Stirrup Bar
2nd Dotsy O’Sullivan c/o Liam O’Keeffe €250 Unique Fitout
3rd Eddie Forest Piercetown €100 Tom Harte
4th Mick Murphy c/o Padraig Murnane €100 Crowley Engineering
5th John O’Mahony Watergrasshill €100 Vincy Barry Construction
6th Mick Noonan Ballyphilip €100 Boothouse Bar
7th Billy Twomey Laherdane €100 Goulding Fertilisers
8th Siún Hickey c/o Andrew Hickey €100 Vehicle Crash Repairs, Sars. Inst. Est.
9th Derry Kenny Boothouse 6 Bottles of Wine Blackman Bar
10th Joanne Gaffney c/o Padriag Murnane €50 John O’Donovan Dairy Services
11th Tomas Ryan Sarfields Court Christmas Cake Ann Reid
12th Caitriona Harte Ballinvriskig €50 Gerry & Caroline
13th Bridie Mannix Bartlemy €50 Dermot Whooley
14th Stephen Crowley Crush Bottle of Brandy Pat McNally
15th Norma Barrow c/o Anne Reid €50 Ryan’s SuperValu
16th Sylvia Ryall Watergrasshill €50 Buckley Containers
17th Mary Donnelly Ballyvolane Rechargeable Lamp Southern Fuel & Feed
18th Patrick Fitzgerald CORE c/o Eoin Murnane Fuel & Car Wash Voucher O’Reilly’s Blackpool
19th Kitty Crawford Cork €50 Stephen Crowley
20th Ed Healy c/o Dominic Cahill 2 Bottles of Wine Liam O’Keeffe
21st Martin Lemass c/o Stirrup Special Prize Dave Buckley
22nd Sharon Noonan Watergrasshill €50 Voucher JUMA Plant & Agri Supplies
23rd Steve McKelvey c/o Martin Flynn Bottle of Brandy Pat O’Callaghan
24th Colm O’Keeffe Crush Voucher McCarthy Sports
25th Mike O’Flynn Kilcully Bottle of Whiskey Billy Meade
26th Esther McCarthy Ballyvolane Bottle of Whiskey Hennessy Filling Station
27th Evelyn Noonan Ballyphilip €50 Riverview Eggs
28th Sean Kelleher Ballymartle Voucher Goodfellas Barber Shop
29th Lorna Kelly c/o Donal Kelly Bottle of Whiskey Willie Twomey
30th Kieran Collins White’s Cross Bottle of Whiskey Dominic Cahill
31st Ursula Lucey Kilcully 2 Bottles of Wine Ed Buckley
32nd Nicholas Keaney Laherdane Bottle of Whiskey Mike O’Flynn
33rd Derry Kenny Boothouse €50 Billy Kelleher TD
34th Ed Buckley Ros Ard €60 Minor Service Auto Express
35th Maura Meade Ballyphilip Bottle of Whiskey Martin Flynn
36th Con Horgan c/o Ed Buckley Special Prize Moran’s Florists by Jack & Gill Forde
37th Dominic Roche c/o Dominic Cahill Bottle of Whiskey Paddy Reynolds
38th Kailum O’Mahony Kinvara Bottle of Whiskey Joe Bowen
39th Mark Shields c/o Marion Delaney Bottle of Whiskey Larry Burke
40th Frank Hayes CORE c/o Eoin Murnane Bottle of Whiskey Tommy Kelleher
41st Fran Whooley Crush Bottle of Brandy Tadhg O’Riordan
42nd Celine Barry Ros Ard Vegetable Hamper Club Friend
43rd Colm Carey Lucan €20 Voucher Luciano’s Pizza
44th Mary Murphy Lisnahorna Bottle of Whiskey Club Friend
45th Senan Ryan White’s Cross Bottle of Whiskey Tony Keohane
46th Joe Duhig Rathcooney €40 Jim Dunlea Car Sales
47th Richie Sherlock Ballyvolane €50 Club Friend
48th Brian O’Connell Ballincollig Bottle of Whiskey John Drummy
49th Dan O’Donoghue Watergrasshill 2 Bags of Coal Kilcully Decking
50th Eimear Conroy Piercetown Bottle of Whiskey Billy Twomey
51st Seamus McCarthy Rathcooney Special Prize Marlboro Trust
52nd Olan Kelleher Glanmire Bottle of Brandy Michael O’Callaghan Upholstery
53rd Mia Buckley Templeusque Portland Jacket Club Friend
54th Jerome Connolly c/o Dominic Cahill Bottle of Brandy Bertie Turpin
55th Billy Twomey Laherdane Bottle of Whiskey Mick Noonan
56th Maureen Burke White’s Cross Three €1 Yankee Bets Hackett’s Bookmakers
57th Donnacha Murnane Lisnahorna Bottle of Brandy Jimmy Forde
58th Ger Cummins Ballymartle Two Expressway Tickets Bus Eireann
59th Noreen McCarthy Rathcooney €30 Voucher Tim Morley, Coolmore Meats
60th Courtney McCormack c/o Derek O’Connor Household Tool Kit Club Friend
61st Sue Maloney Kilcully Regatta Workwear Club Friend
62nd Ciaran Flynn White’s Cross Special Prize CK Landscaping
63rd Mary O’Donovan Coole East 6 Bottles of Wine Anthony Cotter (Coolgrey)




White’s Cross GAA thanks you for your Support and wishes you all the very best for 2013.


Le Gach Dea-Ghuí i gComhair na hAthbliana


Annual General Meeting

White’s Cross GAA held its 56th annual general meeting at the Upper Glanmire Community Centre on Monday, November 19th.  Before a good turnout of members, the main business of the night, the election of officers, proved a straightforward task with all of the main officers returned to their posts.  Jonathan Kenneally’s role of Web-Site Coordinator has been relabelled to Digital Media Coordinator to reflect the evolving nature of the post, and Jonathan’s trojan work developing our social media presence.

There have also been some new very welcome additions to the committee – John and Michael Meade have taken on the role of Cultural Officers, whilst some fresh blood has also been brought onto the general committee – including TC Buckley, Ruairí Murnane, Conal Smith, Seamus Reid.

Each of the main officers’ reports reflected back on a difficult start to the year with the surprise decision of Whitechurch GAA to end abruptly the amalgamation at junior level that had been in place between the two clubs for the previous eleven seasons.  However each felt that the Club coped very well with this sudden action, and that White’s Cross GAA did admirably well to continue to field two junior football teams, but more crucially field a Junior A hurling side also.  Whilst the championship defeats experienced by the hurlers were noted to be very disappointing, league wins over formidable opposition including Passage, Delaneys, Douglas and Bishopstown were considered no mean achievement given the circumstances – it was the first time in eleven years that we were fielding an adult hurling team and the first time in twenty years we had competed in the Junior A hurling grade.  In the circumstances finishing in the top half of the A league was considered most satisfactory – White’s Cross ended up in sixth position in a league containing thirteen teams. 

Our first junior football team continued to perform well in their league and were undefeated in the competition in 2012 – as a consequence they have now qualified for a top four play off in this competition for each of the past 12 seasons – consistency in a world gone mad eh!  At the time of print no dates have been set for this Junior A League Semi-Final (versus Brian Dillons) or for the Junior A McSwiney Cup Final either (versus Brian Dillons / Bishopstown or Delaneys).

In his chairperson’s address, Pat O Callaghan noted an extraordinary number of injuries and illnesses to key players early in the year, but was glad to reflect on the fact that those struck down with serious illnesses were now well on the way to full recovery.  Both the chairperson and secretary paid tribute to the outstanding work of the under-age committee, and complimented its officers on the enthusiasm and freshness they have brought to the table in the past two years.  Secretary, Martin Kelleher, also highlighted the fantastic work being done by the Lotto Sub-Committee and commented on how well they have managed to consolidate their financial support over the months they have been operating.  A look at the financial figures presented by the treasurer Lar Burke highlighted just what a vital revenue stream the club lotto is now for White’s Cross.  Martin thanked the hard-working sub-committee under the stewardship of John Drummy and Martin Flynn for bringing this project to life.

President: Dermot Whooley
Vice Presidents: Fr. Ted Sheehan, John Drummy, Pat Reid
Chairperson: Pat O’ Callaghan
Vice Chairperson: Seamus McCarthy
Secretary: Martin Kelleher
Treasurer: Laurence Burke
Communications Officer: Conor Kelleher
Digital Media Co-Ordinator: Jonathan Kenneally

Cultural Officers: John Meade & Michael Meade
Registrar: Murt Kelleher
City Board Delegates: Ed Buckley & John Drummy
County Board Delegates: Dermot Whooley – football & Ray Donohoe – hurling
County Board Draw Co-Ordinator: Pat Reid
Other Committee Members: Con Carroll, Donnacha Murnane, Richard Sherlock, Eoin Murnane, Brian Harte, Martin Flynn, TC Buckley, Breandán Murnane, Conal Smith, Ruairí Murnane, Seamus Reid.

Annual White’s Cross Puc Fada

White’s Cross GAA Annual Puc Fada

St Stephen’s Day.

Start at noon at clubhouse.

Teams of 3

€30 for adult team / €15 for juvenile team

All funds go to Underage Development Fund.

Prize-giving in Stirrup Bar aftwards.

All welcome