Would you like to help your club?

Would you like to help your club?…Would you be open to the idea of helping the juvenile club as a coach? In order to keep up with the momentum and growth of the juvenile club we are asking for some more help to coach and manage the teams across all the age groups. You do not have to be available each and every week either as we plan to spread the workload ; any time you can give to help your club would be most appreciated.

Also please do not worry about a lack of knowledge or ability in coaching as we are planning some ‘train the coaches’ sessions throughout the year, and you would be part of a team of more experienced coaches. If you are to get involved we can guarantee you a very rewarding and enjoyable experience where you will meet some very genuine , sincere and positive people who are helping to develop the skills & fitness levels of our juvenile members and having a bit of fun along the way.

Help is always welcome, why not give it a try?!

You are welcome to attend a coaches meeting this coming Tuesday night , January 21st , @ 9pm in the Stirrup Lounge. Alternatively you can contact Finbarr Pyne at 086-8200771 at any time


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Juvenile Club Annual General Meeting

On Wednesday January 29th next, commencing at 8pm in the Upper Glanmire Community Hall, White’s Cross GAA Juvenile Club will hold its Annual General Meeting.  The meeting will include reports of the great strides being made by this hard-working committee under the stewardship of chairperson Mike O Flynn, secretary Sean Coughlan, treasurer Teresa Quain and communications & school liaison officer Imelda O Connell.  Having made successful application to the Cork Camogie Board for founding a juvenile camogie club for our young female members earlier in 2013, there has been more recent good news with the ratification from the Cork Ladies Football Board to allow us set-up a ladies football club.  This is all part of the determined efforts of White’s Cross GAA to extend itself into our community.  Behind the scenes there have been great improvements made around the coaching infrastructure across all the different age-groups, facilitated by Coaching Co-ordinator Finbarr Pyne.  If you are in any way interested in the goings-on of this Club, and might consider becoming a member, please feel free to attend the meeting.


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John Hickey Memorial Poc Fada

White’s Cross GAA held its third annual Poc Fada on December 26th. We were very fortunate that the weather behaved as it did for the few hours we were all on walkabout given the way things were at both other sides of the particular day – our 11:30 start allowed the treacherous road conditions to thaw out nicely.  This event has grown year-on-year since its inception in 2011 and this year there were 38 teams participating, with many more turning up to savour the occasion and walk the route in the company of friends and family.

This year’s Poc Fada marked the first occasion where the John Hickey Perpetual Cup was presented to the overall winners.  John Hickey was a great servant to White’s Cross GAA, as both a player and a club officer, and since his death in 2005, the club had been seeking a way to remember John.  This social occasion centred around the game of hurling was considered the ideal way to do so, because anybody who knew John will remember what great company he was and how much he enjoyed sport and hurling.  John’s wife Kathleen presented the John Hickey Perpetual Cup to the overall winners at an event held at the Stirrup Bar, while his daughter Karen (O Donovan) spoke on behalf of the Hickey family.  Karen thanked the club for honouring her father in such a fashion, acknowledging how much White’s Cross GAA had meant to him.  Karen also recalled how the social element was very much part-and-parcel of what the GAA was about for John.  It was great that so many of the extended Hickey family were able to attend the event, and indeed to see John’s grandchildren Kelley, PJ and Seanie involved.  All profits raised from the Poc Fada are going to ACT (Aid Cancer Treatment) at the CUH, a charity that John himself had done much fundraising for through an annual cycling trip with work colleagues at Bus Eireann.

The overall winners of the Poc Fada were Kevin Buckley, Conor Buckley and Fionan Dunne.  The winners of the ladies competition were Cora Delaney, Kate O Callaghan and Eabha Atkinson.  The winners of the juvenile section were Cormac O Flynn, Ronan Quain and Cathal O Flynn.  Thanks very much to Mike Meade Photography who did a truly wonderful job of catching the highlights of the day with his splendid photography – visit his facebook page where you can enjoy viewing the 180 odd photos that capture the fun of the day – míle buíochas Mike!

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Christmas Draw Results




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1st Con Carroll Kilcully €600 Stirrup Bar
2nd Eddie O’Reilly Cathedral Road €250 Unique Fitout
3rd Mairead Harte Glenville €100 Tom Harte
4th Tomas Ryan Sarsfield’s Court €100 Crowley Engineering
5th Eimear Doody Phone No. €100 Vincy Barry Construction
6th Padraig Murnane White’s Cross €100 Boothouse Bar
7th Caroline Downey Cathedral Road €100 Goulding Fertilisers
8th Kathleen Hickey Dublin Hill €100 Voucher Salon 33 Hair Care
9th Joe Sheehan Whitechurch €60 Minor Service Auto Express
10th Denis Horgan c/o Blackman 6 Bottles of Wine Blackman Bar
11th Brian McGrath Sarsfield’s Court €50 John O’Donovan Dairy Services
12th Peter O’Halloran Bus Eireann €50 Riverview Eggs
13th Donal Carroll Kilcully €50 Kevin Buckley Heating and Plumbing
14th Tim Ryder Douglas €50 Dermot Whooley
15th Abi Kelleher Bristol €50 Voucher CK Landscaping
16th Kevin Sheehan Ballymartle €50 Stephen Crowley
17th Bridie Mannix Fermoy €50 Voucher McCarthy Sports
18th Murt Mornell c/o Dominic €50 Ryan’s SuperValu
19th Michael Cremin c/o Kevin Buckley €50 Buckley Containers
20th Keith Reville CORE €50 Billy Kelleher TD
21st Celine Barry Ros Ard €50 Jim Dunlea Car Sales
22nd Seamus McCarthy Rathcooney €50 Club Friend
23rd Paddy Trapp c/o John Drummy Rechargeable Lamp Southern Fuel & Feed
24th Trevor Hornibrook c/o Blackman Fuel & Car Wash Voucher O’Reilly’s New Mace Shop Blackpool
25th Brian Murphy Lisnahorna Christmas Cake Ann Reid
26th Donnacha Murnane Lisnahorna Bottle of Whiskey Liam O’Keeffe
27th Paul Harte Ballinvriskig Special Prize Dave Buckley
28th Olan Kelleher Glanmire Bottle of Brandy Pat McNally
29th Mike Frahill c/o Murt Bottle of Brandy Pat O’Callaghan
30th Eithne O’Callaghan Coole East Special Prize Club Friend
31st Maria Casey Phone No. Bottle of Whiskey Billy Meade
32nd Michael Murnane White’s Cross Bottle of Whiskey Hennessy Filling Station
33rd Ursula Lucey Kilcully Fire Side Rug Kellys Carpets and Flooring
34th Billy Twomey Rathcooney Voucher Goodfellas Barber Shop
35th Therese O’Callaghan Coole East Bottle of Whiskey Willie Twomey
36th Colin Lawless Killeens Bottle of Whiskey Dominic Cahill
37th Timmy O’Connell Mallow 2 Bottles of Wine Ed Buckley
38th Denis Kelliher Phone No. Bottle of Whiskey Mike O’Flynn
39th Don Kissane Phone No. €20 Meal Deal Voucher Tim Morley, Coolmore Meats
40th May O’Donovan Coole East Bottle of Whiskey Martin Flynn
41st Liam Walsh c/o Conor Bottle of Whiskey Paddy Reynolds
42nd Tom Kelleher Ros Ard Vegetable Hamper Club Friend
43rd Kevin Mulhall c/o Padraig Bottle of Whiskey Joe Bowen
44th D Enright Clonakilty Special Prize Club Friend
45th Liz Twomey Gurrane Bottle of Whiskey Larry Burke
46th Frank Hayes CORE Bottle of Whiskey Tommy Kelleher
47th John Kenny c/o Boothouse Bottle of Whiskey Tadhg O’Riordan
48th Sharon Carroll CIT €20 Voucher Luciano’s Pizza
49th Barbara Creed Dromahane Bottle of Whiskey Club Friend
50th Gretta c/o Brian Harte Bottle of Whiskey Tony Keohane
51st Giedre Phone No. Bottle of Whiskey John Drummy
52nd Breda Lillis New York Bottle of Whiskey Billy Twomey
53rd Sharon Murphy CORE Special Prize Marlboro Trust
54th V Kelly Phone No. Bottle of Brandy Michael O’Callaghan Upholstery
55th James Sammon Doughcloyne Bottle of Brandy Bertie Turpin
56th John Kelleher Ballyphilip Bottle of Whiskey Mick Noonan
57th Mike Frahill c/o Murt Bottle of Brandy Jimmy Forde
58th Conor McClelland c/o John O’Sullivan Two Expressway Tickets Bus Eireann
59th Eleanor Burke Ard na Laoi Bottle of Whiskey John Burke
60th John O’Leary Donoughmore €50 Siobhan Kelleher, Dental Hygienist
61st Michelle Duggan North Mall €50 Meal Voucher for Boothouse Bar Anthony Cotter (Coolgrey)




White’s Cross GAA thanks you for your Support and wishes you all the very best for 2014.


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