Our U16 got a win in Championship against Shamrocks after an early scare on August the 18th. After 15 minutes White’s Cross trailed 2-01 to 0-01. But in fairness to our lads they dug deep to recover. The recovery began with introduction of Zak Hurley as first half impact sub. Ross Murphy put in a typical Man of the Match performance with Trojan work in middle of field. Captain Ronan Quain led by example throughout. Giving a master class at centre back. Corey Cambridge was a constant threat with his pace and skill. Cormac O Flynn gave a composed performance in full forward line. The final score was 2-14 to 2-04. The lads will play Donoughmore in next round in two weeks time after this deserved win.
On Saturday August 15th, White’s Cross GAA hosted an Under 8 Football Rebel Og Monster Blitz at our club grounds. Some 18 teams from across Cork City and beyond participated including Nemo Rangers, St. Finbarr’s, Ballincollig, Na Piarsaigh, St. Vincents, Brian Dillons, Grenagh and Bishopstown. Once again the morning proved a great success – thanks to Rebel Og GDA Colm Crowley for his support and assistance in making it possible for White’s Cross to run off such an event. Thanks also to the many club volunteers who assisted with parking and other arrangements, making sure the visit to our club grounds was an enjoyable one for all involved with the 18 teams – you will see from some of the attached photos how our second pitch was converted into a car park for the morning! Thanks also to our grounds maintenance team who had the pitches in tip-top condition once again today.
Our own Under 8 team played 3 great games of football in the blitz. Their opening encounter was against Cork football kingpins Nemo Rangers but our lads played some fantastic football themselves – the standard of play was a joy to watch. They also had a fantastic tussle with Bishopstown – this game was played at a frenetic pace – with some of the tackling from both sides a real treat.
Thanks to the parents of these up-and-coming stars for supporting their endeavours to play GAA – we hope that mornings like this one proved just how much all their coaching and practice is paying off. Well done also to the boys themselves who have continued to improve leaps and bounds throughout the season.