White’s Cross Camogie Team

The White’s Cross Camogie team made their debut on the field at White’s Cross on Friday evening 13th September 2013. The pitch was buzzing with activity on the evening with a great show of supporters coming out to see history being made. This was the first White’s Cross camogie team and this was the first time a camogie game was played at White’s Cross pitch. The huge efforts of Marion Delaney and Catherine Monaghan over the past year in setting up and training this team are to be commended. The Juvenile Committee Chairman Mike O’ Flynn is also to be thanked for his great support in this initiative.

Watergrasshill Camogie team were invited to play against White’s Cross at White’s Cross pitch. 26 girls togged out in the green and white to represent White’s Cross. The girls did a great job and showed their skills and determination against an experienced Watergrasshill side. A great evening was had by all who attended and the night was finished off with teas and coffee and cakes for all. Thanks to all who donated these!

There were 3 teams fielded on the night namely the Green team, the White team and the Gold team. The following are reports on the games that were played.

The Green team

Panel: Lilly O Riordan, Ellie Murphy, Penny Cronin, Courtney McCormack, Clionadh Millard, Jill Casey, Rebecca Kelleher, Jessie Murphy, Teagan Collins, Chloe Gaffney, Abigail Collins,

The U 10 team team who have been training for the last few months came up against a strong and experienced Watergrasshill team. This did not dampen their determination. It took them a little time to get into the game with some great saves from Jessie Murphy in Goal. The defenders in the first half had a hard job as Watergrasshill were attacking well. Jill Casey, Courtney McCormack and Teagan Collins never gave up and fought for every ball. Rebecca Kelleher carried the ball down the line excellently every time she got the chance. The combination of Penny Cronin and Lilly O Riordan were outstanding in the forward line attacking at every opportunity. In the second half the girls were more aware of what was ahead of them and went out fighting. Ellie Murphy won some great ball in the midfield and Clionadh Millard was well able to sneak in past her player and take the ball. The Girls got a great lift when Lilly O Riordan score a goal. In this second half the back line was being attacked but Penny Cronin fought back by saving some great balls and her pucks in the air were superb. Jill Casey, Abigail Collins and Chloe Gaffney had the hard job of defending the back line but never gave up and got stuck in at every chance and marked their players very well. All the girls worked hard moving around the pitch fighting for every ball and hitting hard down the line when they could . Great credit must go to Jill, Rebecca and Chloe who only started camogie training the previous week and held their own in the match. It was a great first match, well done to all the players and a special thanks goes to Amy Turpin who referred the game on the night.


The White Team

Panel: Faye O Riordan, Abbey Monahan, Grainne Sneddon, Isobel Collins, Sarah Hayes, Kate Manley, Grace Kelleher

This team consisted of the Under 8 girl’s and they played very well against Watergrasshill. Yhere was great excitement running up to the game. Faye O’ Riordan and Isobel Collins played great in midfield getting the ball down regularly to the forwards. The forwards were not afraid to get stuck into the game and win the ball. Abbey Monahan and Kate Maney defended the back line brilliantly and hit the ball many times down the pitch. Grainne Sneddon, Sarah Hayes and Grace Kelleher were outstanding threatening the goal line regularly. All girls showed great heart and skill towards the strong Watergrasshill side. The team is to be commended as are their opponents Watergrasshill. A special thanks goes Jack O Driscoll who referred this game on the night.

The Gold Team
Panel: Jennifer Kelleher, Sarah Keohane, Abbey Pyne, Abbey Garde, Isobel Hyde, Sophie Mc Cabe & Isobel Kelleher..

The gold team played a great game of camogie showing off the new skills they have acquired over the past 3 months training. Sarah Keohane was outstanding in the back line clearing the ball well. Abbey Pyne and Abbey Garde really worked well together in the midfield passing the ball to each other and moving it forward. Up in the forward line Jennifer Kelleher and Isobel Hyde proved to be a great pairing , every chance they got they hit the ball straight for goal. The opponents Watergrasshill were a strong and experience team. Their girls were outstanding but were held up at times from scoring by our Sarah Keohane and Isobel Kelleher and WX’s goalie Sophie McCabe. All Whites Cross girls played extremely well in their first encounter and should be very proud of themselves. A special thanks to Michelle Whooley who refereed the game on the night.

Photos can be found here


Your Club Needs Your Help

Your Club Needs Your Help

Lucozade Sport is running a promotion at the moment where you collect as many

Lucozade Sport/Sport lite bottle caps and in exchange we can get gear/equipment for our club

So start collecting

Ask   your   Mum    Dad    brothers   sisters    Aunties    Uncles   to help you along the way.

Caps can be brought to training or can be deposited in the Collection Bin at the pitch.

Closing date in Oct 31st .Any queries Pauline 086 8266614


Under 12 Report

Football League Semi-Final, Saturday August 31st    

Our Under 12s put in a battling performance on Saturday last in the league semi-final, but ultimately came up short against a strong Shamrocks side. In a very competitive game scores were traded from the start and there was a great pace to the game. Tom Casey and Peter Twomey were solid at the back in front of the impressive Brendan Quain. Fionn Hickey and Cathal Flynn were both on the end of breaks from Sadiq Bakare and picked off fine points, while Gavin Cronin played effectively across the park from midfield and there was nothing between the teams at the short whistle. Harry Coughlan was involved in all that was good about White’s Cross, and while unlucky to get a nasty injury on the stroke of halftime he played on through the blood n bandage! In the second half a fine move from Jordan Bransfield and Adrian Buckley saw Stephen Whooley set up Fionn Hickey for a good score. Jack O’Callaghan and Kaelen Skillington played their part also when introduced. Shamrocks had the wind behind them and stretched their lead. However then came the score of the game, with Cathal O’Flynn taking a pass from Conor Docherty and running through several defenders to finish to the net. It brought the best out of the team and the lads fought hard to add to it, with Harry Coughlan landing a great point. However in the last quarter Shamrocks added to their lead and we couldn’t reel them in. We had no complaints at the final whistle, the better team won and we wish Shamrocks well in the final. However the lads lost nothing in defeat and can hold their heads high.



Under 11 Playoff game

Football playoff, Away to St Colmans, Friday August 23rd    

Having finished a very creditable 2nd in our U11 group we qualified for a playoff against the no 1 team from group 4 St Colmans. We travelled to Shanagarry and certainly put it up to our highly fancied opposition! Patrick O’Hara, Conor Docherty and Harry Coughlan started strongly in defence and made it known that scores would be hard won from them. We had the aid of a strong breeze and this made for a good supply into the forwards, where Fionn Hickey poached an early goal and Adrian Buckley added some fine points. Daniel Kelleher made some excellent saves in goal, and made sure his kickouts found his men. Senan Ryan and Ethan Ryan were solid out in defence, while there was great movement inside from Eolan Dill and Stephen Whooley and we picked off some excellent scores. We were only a point down at the break which was a great performance, however eventually the wind told against us and St Colmans stretched away in the 2nd half. The great thing was though that the lads never gave up fighting, with Olan Skillington and Robbie Docherty adding to the effort. Even though we lost on the night the lads gave their all, and we can’t ask more than that.



All Ireland Hurling Final Replay tickets

In order to have a chance of securing All Ireland Hurling Final Replay ticket, you need to contact adult club secretary, Martin at 086 8325634 ASAP by text or phoning. Only fully paid up adult club members or juvenile club members are eligible to apply.
Cut-off date of Sunday 22nd September 2013 applies for requests.
The GAA has confirmed that ticket prices will be reduced as follows: Stand – €50, Terrace – €25. Juveniles (From competing counties only and to be confirmed) – €10
Note: Again demand will exceed supply. In that event a draw will be necessary. So if you have a chance to acquire a ticket from another source, then definitely pursue that also.

White’s Cross Win Cork GAA Communications Award

White’s Cross Win Cork GAA Communications Award

Cork GAA is pleased to announce that White’s Cross are the winners of the Cork GAA Communications Award (Quarter 1 2013) powered by Compu b, in association with Silver Springs Moran Hotel.

This innovative quarterly awards scheme aims to recognise and reward excellence in GAA club communications in Cork, and to provide an incentive for clubs to improve their performance in this area.

This month’s winners collected an Apple iPad, courtesy of sponsors Compu b, which was presented at a function in their honour at Silver Springs Moran Hotel.
White’s Cross use a combination of communication methods to reach all who are interested in the club. From members to supporters at home and abroad, to local press and the wider GAA community, the club can keep in touch with everyone to spread news and results and to promote the GAA.

White’s Cross have a well-designed and regularly updated website, whitescrossgaa.ie, featuring relevant club activities from the Club Lotto results and match reports to charity endeavours, and including a section dedicated to the club’s juvenile activities. Continuous and dedicated work has been invested into the website for nearly 15 years to make it the very useful reference it is proving to be.

Social Media
The club is active on both Facebook and Twitter, using these tools to further promote the club’s activities, and particularly to interact with younger and overseas members. A private Facebook page is particularly useful as a communications channel for the club’s Minor team, and the main White’s Cross Facebook page has almost 400 subscribers. The White’s Cross GAA Twitter account is another increasingly popular medium through which the club can get its message out, and receive feedback on club activities, and it has almost 600 followers.

Other Forms of Communication
While electronic forms of communication are key in today’s world, they are not for everyone, and White’s Cross GAA club ensures that all are included in their club’s communications by means of other tools, such as notes in local publications including the Glanmire News and the Avondhu, community signage, links with the local primary school, a club noticeboard, a texting service, mailing list and their club shop.

Community Links
Our judges are always on the lookout for that little bit extra that clubs are doing, and one notable feature of the White’s Cross communications strategy is its success in creating links with the local community, which is vital in maintaining the GAA’s presence at the heart of any local area. In early March 2013 a litter pick-up day in the area was arranged by Upper Glanmire Community Association, and strongly supported by the GAA club’s members. The club’s multimedia outlets were used in spreading the message of this community initiative. Following on from the success of this exercise, White’s Cross GAA has recently received approval from Cork County Council to take responsibility for the litter management of a number of key roads in the area under the ‘Adopt a Road’ scheme. 

Worthy Winners
With such an impressive communications package, and a clear awareness within the club of the importance of this area in promoting GAA activities, White’s Cross GAA Club is a worthy winner of the Cork GAA Communications Award (Quarter 2 2013), and a model for other clubs in developing their own communications strategies. 

Other Nominees
• St. Finbarr’s
• Macroom,
• Na Piarsaigh
• Kilbrin
• Cloyne
• Goleen/Mizen Rovers
• Adrigole
• Macroom
• Banteer/Lyre
• Charleville
• Sarfields

We would like to compliment all the clubs nominated for this award. The high standard of communications exhibited by these clubs is both impressive and encouraging, and all are eligible again for the next award.

The closing date for nominations for the Quarter 3 Cork GAA Communications Award is September 30th.



U8 report White’s Cross v Carrig na Bhfear on 30 Aug 2013

On Friday evening 30th Aug White’s Cross hosted Carrig Na Bhfear’s U6 & U8’s
team at Whites Cross.

There was a great turnout with Whites Cross fielding two U8 teams divided on
the evening into the Green team and the White team.

White’s Cross Green Team Vs Carrig Na Bhfear

Eddie Coughlan made a number of great saves in goal and in fact scored a
superb goal from one of his kick outs. Sean Delaney, Shane Buckley and
Traolach Dawson all contributed fine scores while Jack Mehmet worked hard in
defence holding on to well earned possession. Jamie Murphy worked really
hard as usual breaking up a number of Carrig attacks. Sean O’Mahony is
proving to be a force to be reckoned with in midfield winning
some great ball and making some great blocks while finding the posts at the
other end on a number of occasions. Cathal Whooley protected the White’s
Cross goals really well with himself and Jack Mehmet putting in some
tremendous tackles. Sean O’ Mahony and Riain Harden played really well
regularly finding his teammates with some fine distribution and Sean
notching some great scores on the night.

Team : Traolach Dawson, Eddie Coughlan, Sean Delaney, Shane Buckley, Jack
Mehmet, Jamie Murphy, Sean O’Mahony, Cathal Whooley and Riain Harden

Whites Cross White Team

In a nip & tuck affair the result in this game was in the balance right up
to the final whistle. Sean Garde ably assisted by Anthony O Connor stood in
as coaches on the night and given the manner in which their young charges
responded they surely have bright coaching futures ahead of them ! Liam O
Connor stood tall all evening dominating possession and also registered a
number of excellent scores. James Buckley & Mark O Keeffe worked their socks
off in defence setting up countless attacking movements. Conor, Seanie &
Aiden put in great performances in defence and Abbey Garde having initially
spent some time in goal, moved out the field in the second half where she
more than held her own. Adam & Caelan came more and more into the game as
time moved on and worked hard to end. A great performance by all on the
night !

Team: Liam O’ Connor, Mark O’ Keeffe, James Buckley, Aiden Docherty, Conor
Culinana, Caelan Garde, Abbie Garde, Adam O Connor, Seanie O’Donovan