White’s Cross GAA Kellogg’s Cúl Camp

  • White’s Cross GAA Kellogg’s Cúl Camp ( Code: CK01) will cater for boys & girls from 5 to 13 years.
  • Dates & times:  Tuesday, June 24th to Saturday, June 28th (Tuesday 12pm—2:30pm; Wednesday to

Saturday 10 am—2:30pm).

  • For those who register online, please note there is an error regarding the dates of our camp — an incorrect date shows for the week of our camp under the heading ‘Chosen Date’. Please ignore this error: theWhite’s Cross Cúl Camp is taking place just one week this summer and that week is June 24-28 inclusive.
  • Please note that the Cúl Camp will commence at 12pm on the Tuesday (each other day it will start at 10am) to coincide with the half day being given to students at Upper Glanmire N.S. on their final day of term — pupils of Upper Glanmire N.S. attending the camp will be escorted from the school up to the Community Field and their parents need not register them until they come to collect them at 2:30 on that first day—saves a journey!
  • Venues: Upper Glanmire Community Centre & White’s Cross GAA Grounds – on the first day all attend UG Community Centre.
  • Participants will receive jersey, shorts, socks and gear-bag.
  • Participants should bring a packed lunch each day.
  • Coaches on this course hold the GAA Coaching Qualification.
  • Inter-County GAA Stars will hopefully visit during the course of the Camp!
  • Hurleys and helmets – A limited number will be available for those without, but please bring own if possible.  They will also be available for sale. NOTE: Mouthguards are mandatory for all attendees— these will be available for sale at the camp.
  • Paper application deadline is FRIDAY, June 13th — only online applications will be accepted after this date.

Download Form Here

Register online at www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps or at www.whitescross.gaa.ie

Alternatively completed forms, with appropriate fee, may be submitted in a sealed envelope to Jane in the School Office at Upper Glanmire NS, no later than June 13th, marked for the attention of Conor Kelleher—Thanks for the assistance Jane!

Individual rate — 55 Euro           2nd child  — 45 Euro       3rd child — 40 Euro

(Cheques made payable to White’s Cross GAA)


Junior B Disappointment

Whatever it was that the Junior A lads had polished their football boots with, was certainly not applied in equal measure by their Junior B counterparts, who played their first round championship at the same Ballinlough venue three nights after the Junior A success.  Unlike the Junior A championship the B competition continues in the old-style championship format with a straight knock-out competition.   While the A side kicked 19 points from play our second side converted only 4 equivalent chances, their other points all coming from placed balls, as they lost out by 1-9 to 1-8 to Douglas.  Also in marked contrast to the A game the B side did carve out numerous goal scoring chances with four such opportunities spurned in the opening 30 minutes alone.  To be fair Bryan O Sullivan did strike for a goal in the second half which really helped reel in the Douglas lead in this low-scoring encounter.  Douglas in sharp contrast made maximum use of the one goal opportunity that came their way in this encounter, and it acted as a cushion for them on the scoreboard for most of this nip-and-tuck encounter.

It all means that Douglas get to progress in the B grade championship while our lads exit the competition and all they get to do is reflect on the ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ that invariably dominate post match conversations, particularly after losing by the minimum margin.

Team: Jonathan Kenneally, Richie Sherlock, Padraig Murnane (captain), Robert McElhinney, Cillian Ryan, Derek O Connor, Niall Twomey, Kevin Fennessy, Brendáin Murnane, Sean Scanlon (0-1), Bryan O Sullivan (1-0), Conal Smith, Conor Kelleher (0-6 inc. 4 frees), Michael Osborne, Sean Twomey (0-1). Subs introduced: Aidan O Neill for N Twomey (45 mins), Sean O Leary for S Twomey (50 mins).


Junior A Football Success

Evening Echo sports’ reporter John Coughlan was very impressed with the White’s Cross Junior A Footballers debut in 2014 championship action, where they accounted for St. Michael’s on a scoreline of 0-21 to 2-9 at Ballinlough.  In his match report Coughlan said, in what he labelled ‘the game of the championship’, White’s Cross put in a ‘stunning performance’.   Whilst such match reports always make for pleasant reading for the supporters of any winning team, the White’s Cross lads will know that it is very early days in the championship – the reality is that both teams in this encounter were progressing to at least Round 3 of the competition whichever way.  An uneven number of teams meant that the losers of this game avoided the Round 2 Losers Round of games.

The half forward line of Conor Buckley, Edwin Buckley and John McElhinney led the surge in this game which started at a frenetic pace – between them they notched up 15 points in this encounter.  With captain Murt Kelleher and Dylan Burke totally dominant at midfield early on White’s Cross had eight points on the board within the opening quarter, and what will have been particularly pleasing here was that no wides were kicked.  Michaels did settle and got in for a goal in the sixteenth minute to leave the score at 0-9 to 1-2.  However White’s Cross kicked on again and by the break led 0-15 to 1-4.

Martin Reid, who put in a very fine performance in what was his championship debut at this level, was controversially adjudged to have leg-blocked an opponent on 46 minutes, which saw Michael’s convert the resulting penalty leading to further sustained pressure from the Blackrock based club.  However corner-back Brian Murphy, in a very rare breakout from his normal defensive duties, came forward to score a fine point that really buoyed his team-mates and helped White’s Cross win out by six points.

Team: Billy Sheahan, Brian Murphy (0-1), Sean Gorman, Cormac Manning, Martin Reid, John O Connell, Donnacha Murnane, Murt Kelleher (captain) (0-1), Dylan Burke (0-1), John McElhinney (0-3), Edwin Buckley (0-6 inc. 1free), Conor Buckley (0-6 inc. 1 free), Paul Hayes, Paul O Sullivan (0-2) and Sean Murnane (0-1).


Lotto Winner

White’s Cross GAA extends congratulations to Carol McCarthy, Ballyphilip, who scooped the Club’s Lotto Jackpot recently.  The numbers drawn that proved so lucky for Carol were 7, 13, 17 and 25, helping her to the €8,050 jackpot.  The Lucky Dip Winners from this draw were Louise and Brian Kenny, Eimear Conroy and Noirín Buckley – each receive €50.  Thanks very much to everybody who continues to support our biweekly Lotto Draw, which has proven instrumental in funding many of the developments that have taken place at our Club’s Grounds in the past two years.

The numbers pulled from the drum at the previous Lotto Draw were 1, 4, 5 and 20.  There was no jackpot winner and the €50 Lucky Dip Winners here were Therese Lucey, Richie Regan and Aileen McCarthy.

Tickets costing €2 for this draw, that takes place every second Monday, are for sale from Hennessy’s Service Station, the Boothouse Bar, the Blackman Bar, the Stirrup Bar, McCarthy’s Sportsworld and from committee members.  Alternatively they can be purchased very easily online via our Club’s website – whitescross.gaa.ie . All support is greatly appreciated and we hope that you agree from your visits to our facilities that the money is being put to very good use.



Underage Fixtures coming up

Time Team 1 vs Team 2 Venue More
Rebel Og East U12 C Football League
12:00 Cill na Martra vs Whitescross Cill na Martra More
Rebel Og East U13 C Hurling League
19:30 Grenagh vs Whitescross Grenagh More
Rebel Og East U11 Football League 4
12:00 Blarney vs Whitescross Blarney More
Rebel Og East U12 C Hurling League
12:00 Crosshaven vs Whitescross Crosshaven More
Rebel Og East U14 C Football League 2
19:00 Whitescross vs Carrig na bhFear Whitescross More
Rebel Og East U11 Hurling League 2
12:00 Donoughmore vs Whitescross Donoughmore More


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U12 Football v Cill na Martra

Our Under 12 footballers took us to Canovee’s fine facilities in the Lee Valley for an ‘away’ fixture against Cill na Martra. On a beautiful day for football our lads tore into the game from the start. Tom Casey was winning everything at midfield and this set up early scores for Adrian Buckley, Patrick O’Hara and Conor Docherty. Aaron Wallace was solid in goals and was ably assisted at the back by Senan Ryan, Harry Coughlan and Fionn Hickey. In the second half Jack O’Callaghan marshalled the defence, while also getting up for a fine point. Scores were well worked in the second half, including two fine goals from Fionnan Quinlan, while Stephen Whooley and Daniel Kelleher got in on the scoring act to complete a fine team effort. In the end White’s Cross ran out comfortable winners and deservedly so.



U13 v Grenagh

Our first U13 Hurling game of the year came at home to Grenagh on Monday night. It was a very tight affair in the first half, where exchanges were heavily contested and scores were hard to come by. Gavin Cronin was hurling a lot of ball from midfield, however a lot of it was coming back down on our backline where the superb Peter Twomey had to be alert to cut out a number of dangerous moves. Patrick O’Hara, Fionn Hickey and especially Adrian Buckley in the half back line were also playing very well. Finally Sadiq Bakare got us on the scoresheet with a well taken point, and followed with two more before half-time to leave us with a slender lead. In the second half we seized the early momentum and goals from Jordan Bransfield and Conor Docherty eased the pressure. A crucial save and clearance at that stage from Aaron Wallace kept us going. Harry Coughlan had a great battle with his marker over the hour, as Grenagh were playing a lot through him, however Harry persisted and won a great ball which lead to our third goal – a lovely flick to the net from Cathal O’Flynn. Special mention has to be made for the efforts of Luke Murphy, who came from his sick-bed to play a stormer at half-forward! When Gavin goaled from distance we looked secure, however Grenagh scored immediately also. Kaelen Skillington and Jack O’Callaghan came on to help the cause and did well to set up Adrian Buckley for a great point on the run. A goal from Sadiq closed the scoring and in the end we came away with a well fought and well deserved victory. A fine team effort where we really worked our way into the game – well done to all the lads.



Under 12 Hurling v Dripsey

Under 12 hurling took centre stage on Saturday last as we welcomed Dripsey to an overcast White’s Cross. After a slow start Fionn Hickey and Jack O’Callaghan lead the way with a flurry of well taken goals and points. Brendan Quain, Eolan Dill, Danny Linehan and Senan Ryan were very solid at the back and we kept their forwards under close attention. Long range points followed from Harry Coughlan and a 65 from Conor Docherty who was outstanding in midfield. Aided by the hard working Stephen Whooley and Daniel Kelleher upfront, further goals from Harry and Adrian Buckley gave White’s Cross a healthy half-time lead. However the 2nd half was a different story and Dripsey came back into contention through some complacency and over-elaborate play from our team. Although we conceded some sloppy scores, we needed a superb display from Aaron Wallace in goals who kept us in the game at this vital time. We added on much needed points from Daniel & Fionn which steadied the ship. Fionnan Quinlan and Patrick Harrington showed some good touches when introduced, and finally Conor put some daylight between the teams again with a fine goal. In the end we came away with a good win and some good lessons learned! Well done to all the lads.