2017 AGM

2018 Club Officers

Uachtarán / President: Dermot Whooley

Leas-Uachtaráin / Vice Presidents:  Pat Reid, John Drummy, Ed Buckley, Con Delaney, Dominic Cahill

Cathaoirleach / Chairperson: Martin Flynn

Leas-Chathaoirleach / Vice Chairperson: Mike O’Flynn

Rúnaí / Secretary: Marion Delaney

Leas Rúnaí / Secretary: Martin Kelleher

Cisteoir / Treasurer: TBC @ next committee meeting

Oifigeach Cumarsáide / Communications Officer: Paul O’Donovan

Oifigeach na Meán Digiteacha / Digital Media Co-Ordinator: Seamus Quinlan

Oifigigh Chultúir agus Ghaeilge / Cultural Officers: Seamus Reid

Cláraitheoir / Registrar: Pat Reid

Health and wellbeing officer: Glenn Arrigan

Teachtaí Bord na Cathrach / City Board Delegates:  Ed Buckley & John Drummy

Teachta Bhord an Chontae, Peil / County Board Delegate Football: Dermot Whooley

Teachta Bhord an Chontae, Iomáint / County Board Delegate Hurling: Ray Donohoe

Comhordaitheoir Crannchur, Bord an Chontae / County Board Draw Co-Ordinator: Pat Reid

Baill Coiste Eile / Other Committee Members: Sean C Burke, Pat O’Callaghan, Conor Kelleher, Murt Kelleher, Anthony Kelleher, Con Carrol, Seamus McCarthy, Padraig Murnane, Martin Atkinson, Niall Twomey

AGM Reports

Secretary’s Report

Communications Officer Report 2017

White’s Cross GAA Kellogg’s Cúl Camp

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:  Monday, June 26th to Friday, June 30th from 10am  to 2:30pm each day.

§ Venue: White’s Cross GAA Grounds

§ This year participants will get a zip-top, jersey & 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.

§ Register online at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie or via whitescrossgaa.ie

§ Alternatively paper application forms, with appropriate fee, may be submitted in a sealed envelope to Jane in the School Office at Upper Glanmire NS, no later than Friday, June 9th, marked for the attention of Conor Kelleher — Thanks for the assistance Jane! (Cheques made payable to White’s Cross GAA).  Alternatively they can be given directly to Conor. (paper application form can be found here

§ Paper application deadline is FRIDAY, June 9th only online applications accepted after this date.


Christmas Draw

Míle buíochas to everyone who supported the White’s Cross GAA Christmas Draw that took place at the Stirrup Bar on Wednesday, December 21st.  Thanks very much to all those who sponored prizes – with 60 in all, including a top prize of 600 euro, it is surely one of the best value Christmas Draws for a 2 euro price.  In particular thanks to our main sponsors the Hennessy family, including the Stirrup Bar and Hennessy’s Service Station – as well as providing us with our top prize of 600 euro, they also provided us with our top selling outlet – we had bumper ticket sales in the Service Station last weekend.
Thanks to all those who sold tickets – this voluntary effort is integral to the viability of all amateur sporting organisations.  Christmas is a busy time for everyone, so to give of your time in such a fashion is hugely appreciated.  Well done to our winners and thanks to all who bought tickets – nobody enjoys selling tickets but it’s made alot easier when the response is so positive.  Ní near go cur le chéile.













1st €600 Stirrup Bar Paddy Reynolds, White’s Cross
2nd €250 Unique Fitout Riehilla Regan c/o Marion  D.
3rd €150 CK Landscaping Raymond O Flynn 087 0879863906
4th €100 Tom Harte Juliann Hayes Crush
5th €100 Vincy Barry Construction Killian Ryan, Whitechurch
6th €100 Goulding Fertilisers Morris Kelleher, Crush
7th €100 Voucher Siobhan Kelleher www.dentalhygienist.ie Enda Linehan, Inniscarra c/o Sean C
8th €80 Minor Service John Buckley, Auto Express Mairead Manning c/o Cormac Manning
9th €50 Boothouse Bar Nora O Sullivan, Glanmire, c/o Seamus Mc
10th €50 Salon 33 Hair Care Ellen Twomey, Laherdane
11th 6 Bottles of Wine Blackman Bar Alfie McEvoy, Ballincrokig
12th €50 John O’Donovan Dairy Services Clodagh Donohoe, Ballyphilip
13th €50 Voucher Riverview Eggs Penny Cronin, 0877779260
14th €50 Kevin Buckley Heating and Plumbing Siobhan Kelleher c/o Antony K
15th €50 Dermot Whooley Ruairí Casey, 087 3339883
16th €50 Fuel Voucher Hennessy’s Filling Station Finbarr Pyne, White’s Cross Juvenile Club
17th €50 Stephen Crowley Viv McCarthy c/o McCarthy Sports
18th €50 Voucher McCarthy Sports Barry Murphy 4301877 c/o Martin K.
19th €50 Ryan’s SuperValu Margaret Fleming 087 9881504
20th €50 Billy Kelleher TD Catherine Hickey 4308570
21st €50 Jim Dunlea Car Sales Paul Gould, c/o Dick H.
22nd €50 Club Friend Marianne Crowley, Crush
23rd €50 Fuel Voucher Hennessy’s Filling Station Noel McCarthy, Fermoy
24th €50 Pat O’Callaghan Debbie Manning 086 7316198
25th Rechargeable Lamp Southern Fuel & Feed Marion Delaney, Ballyphilip
26th Deli & Fuel Vouchers O’Reilly’s Garage Blackpool Noreen O Keeffe, Rathcooney 087 9012876
27th Christmas Cake Ann Reid Nicola Wallace, Ashford Heights
28th 2 Bottles of Wine Liam O’Keeffe Mark Forrest, 087 4542769
29th Special Prize Dave Buckley Kevin Murphy, Blackpool c/o Ruairí M.
30th Bottle of Brandy Pat McNally Peter Twomey, c/o Billy T.
31st Special Prize Club Friend Abi Kelleher, Bristol
32nd Bottle of Whiskey Billy Meade Gavin Cronin, Dublin Pike
33rd Bottle of Whiskey Hennessy’s Filling Station Aoife Healy UGNS
34th Fire Side Rug Kellys Carpets and Flooring Judy Halpin, Coole
35th Bottle of Whiskey Willie Twomey Louise Buckley 086 1758306
36th Bottle of Whiskey Dominic Cahill Michael Bowen, Knockraha 4866026
37th 2 Bottles of Wine Ed Buckley Eoghan Kelleher, Brisbane
38th 30 Golf Balls Mike O’Flynn Donie Harrington c/o Dominic
39th Bottle of Whiskey Martin Flynn Mike O Flynn, Kilcully
40th Bottle of Whiskey Paddy Reynolds Eileen Dorgan 4306732
41st Vegetable Hamper Club Friend Marion Delaney c/o Sean
42nd Bottle of Whiskey Joe Bowen Catherina Staff, Ros Ard
  43rd Special Prize Club Friend Will Daly, Glanmire Macra
44th Bottle of Whiskey Tommy Kelleher Roy McSherry, Dromgariffe, Whitechurch
45th Bottle of Whiskey Tadhg O’Riordan Sharon O Sullivan, c/o John O Sull
46th €20 Voucher Luciano’s Pizza Martha Quain, Kilcully
47th Bottle of Whiskey Club Friend Cheryl O Brien, Ballinoe
48th Bottle of Whiskey Tony Keohane Gavin O Leary, Anglesa St
49th €50 Club Friend Brian Barrett c/o Padraig M.


50th Bottle of Whiskey John Drummy Brackens c/o Ray O D.
51st Bottle of Whiskey Billy Twomey Lillian Ryan, Whitechurch
52nd Special Prize Marlboro Trust Cathriona Harte, Ballinvriskig
53rd Bottle of Brandy Club Friend Yvonne Curtin, Kileens
54th Bottle of Brandy Bertie Turpin Niall O Sullivan, UGNS
55th Bottle of Whiskey Tim Noonan Bridie Og O Flynn
56th Hamper Jimmy Forde Donagh Breen, Ballygarvan
57th Two Expressway Tickets Bus Eireann Kay French 087 0511396
58th Bottle of Whiskey John Burke Cora O Donovan, Coole East
59th Bottle of Whiskey Maureen Quinlan Aidan Cashman c/o Derek O C.
60th €50 Club Friend Dee Mulley c/o Seamuc Mc




Club Lotto Matters

White’s Cross GAA greatly appreciates all the support being given to the Club’s Lotto over the years – míle buíochas to all those who buy tickets. All money raised goes towards the improvement of the infrastructure at White’s Cross GAA pitch, and it is fair to say huge improvements have been made to our facilities over the past number of years: new juvenile pitch, hurling wall, walkway, astroturf, outdoor gym equipment, new dressingrooms & meeting room, upgrade of surface on main pitch etc. The latest project this summer has been the addition of ball-stopping nets on the main field at an extension to the upper net on the juvenile field.  Dug-outs for the main field are also in the pipe-line.  Without the finance provided from the lotto these projects would simply not have been possible.

White’s Cross GAA also appreciates the support of the local businesses, in facilitating the sale of tickets – if you are in a position to support these businesses please do – let’s keep it local when and where we can folks!  Tickets can be purchased from the following locations: The Boothouse Bar, The Stirrup Bar, The Blackman Bar, Hennessey’s Daybreak, Southern Fuels Bucklearys Cross, McCarthy’s Sport Shop Glanmire, O’Ceannaigh Bar Glanmire & Esther’s Barbers Glanmire. Tickets can also be purchased from Lotto Committee Members.

Alternatively tickets can be bought online – visit whitescrossgaa.ie for details.
Tickets cost €2 each or 3 for €5. Alternatively a yearly ticket can be purchased for €45 – note these can only be purchased from a member of the lotto committee – get in touch with any member you know in the Club and they will point you in the right direction.

Results of recent Lotto Draws:

August 13th – Numbers drawn: 4/11/19/24 No Jackpot Winner – Lucky dip 50 euro winners: 1 John and Kathleen Kelleher 2 Ruth Roche 3 Margo O Sullivan

July 25th – Numbers drawn: 6 /11 /17 /21 No Jackpot Winner – Lucky dip 50 euro winners:

1 Kevin Murray 2 Orla Burke 3 Fachtna Kelleher.

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Back to School… Back to Normality

With the summer holidays behind us, the children back to school, and some sort of order and normality restored to the weekly routines, now might be the ideal time to get your child involved in a new hobby.  White’s Cross GAA caters for both boys and girls of all National School ages and always welcome new members for all their teams from 5 years to adult ages.  A special welcome will be given at this time of year to those starting out in ‘BIG school’!

Throughout the summer months a number of the different age-groups altered their training schedule to accommodate those heading away for weekends etc. Many of the age-groups will revert to the ‘normal’ Friday 6 to 7pm slot at White’s Cross GAA Grounds – later in the autumn when the evenings draw in and get chillier the younger age-groups will move indoors to the Upper Glanmire Sports Hall.  However we will stick to the outdoors as long as the weather is kind to us!

If you are interested in getting your son / daughter involved with White’s Cross GAA, feel free to come along on a Friday evening, from 6 to 7pm, to our club grounds in Ballinvriskig – coming from the school at Upper Glanmire and heading towards Cork City take the first right turn and our pitch is located up there on the right hand side.  Alternatively feel free to get in touch with one of our juvenile coaches – contact numbers for the various teams are listed below.  Beidh fíor fáilte romhat.

Boys Hurling & Football:

5- 6 years:          Conor Kelleher             087 6293430

7 – 8 years:         Don O Connell              0863916203

9-10 years:         Nick Harden                  086 6079443

11-12 years:       Denis Harrington           086 3886341

13 years:            Michelle Whooley         087 2243877

14 years:            Sean Coughlan              087 2903121

15-16 years:       Finbarr Pyne                  086 8200771

17-18 years:       Derek O Connor            086 2039963

Girls Camogie & Football:

Kevin O Callaghan                                   086 8564009

Marion Delaney                                        086 3220968


White’s Cross GAA Lotto Up-Date

Results from June 14th:  Numbers drawn: 5, 13, 21, 27. No jackpot winner. Next jackpot €4150. Lucky dip 50 euro winners 1.Sheila O Donovan  2. Bertie Turpin 3. Mark and Deirdre Shields

Results from May 30th: Numbers drawn: 5, 7, 25,14. No jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners: 1. Dan Walsh, 2. Cora Desmond and 3. Michelle Buckley.

Thanks to everyone who supports our Club Lotto Draw that takes place every second Monday – tickets are available from various retail outlets locally or from committee members.  Remember you can also play online – see whitescrossgaa.ie.

u10girls v BDillons

Some Under-Age Snippets

Our 4,5,6,7 & 8 year olds played a series of football matches against Carraig na bhFear recenlty. Special mention must go to our under 5 and 6 year old boys and girls who played their first game of football of the season – for most it was their first game ever! There was plenty excitement in the matches and end to end action, with family members on the side-line enjoying the endeavour of their young ones. They might not be the finished article just yet but they are certainly willing…! Thanks to Carraig na bhFear for travelling down to us this evening and we look forward to returning the visit sometime soon.

The 20 under 8 footballers that played in the Rebel Og Monster Blitz hosted by St Vincents, put in some really stirring performances in their blitz games – their parents, family members and coaches watching must have been very proud! The panel was divided into 2 teams for the blitz style games with Grenagh, Shamrocks, Delaneys and St. Nicks amongst the opponents. We are glad to report that our youngsters battled bravely and with great energy in each and every encounter – and a fair bit of skill thrown in for fine measure. Thanks to St Vincents for hosting and Rebel Og for organising.

Our Under 10 team has also been out and about playing games during June also – one such game was a hurling game away to Carraig na bhFear, which saw the game preceded by the two teams parading around the field behind a piper.  This age-group is also preparing to play a new league in the coming weeks.

Equally our 8 and under 10 girls teams have been busy playing camogie games in recent weeks – Brian Dillons, Nemo Rangers, Ballygarvan and Passage have been some of the teams that we have played across these two age-groups in the past month. 

This is just a wee flavour of a small amount of the recent activity for our youngest teams at White’s Cross GAA – other than the under 16 and 18 teams, whose competitions take a break to facilitate the Junior and Leaving Certificate, all our teams have been busy in action.




JBFC White’s Cross 3-11 Bishopstown 2-9

Well done to all involved in this win in what was a most entertaining game of football in the City Division Junior B Football Round 2 clash played at Ballinlough. White’s Cross started strongly with a few early points but were rocked by an early Bishopstown goal. However a fine surging run from Billy O Hara saw him score a great individual goal 20 minutes in and this gave the Cross the momentum again. At half time we led by two points 1-8 to 1-6 with some fine point taking from both sides being a real feature of this encounter -scores from Dylan Burke and Don O Connell were the pick of the crop for the Cross.
When Shane Cahill pounced for an early second half goal, after good work from Joe Cashman, this really put White’s Cross in the driving seat as we led by 7 points. However the Town weren’t going to lie down and only for some sterling defence work from Eoin Whooley, Padraig Murnane and Derek O Connor this lead would have been much slimmer. The Town did finally get in for a goal and they smelled blood momentarily only to be rocked by a superb Bryan O Sullivan equivalent immediately from the kick-out. For the remaining 15 minutes Kevin Buckley marshalled matters from his centre back berth to ensure Bishopstown had to work really hard to get through to Dave Buckley’s goal but even then, Dave and his defence were up to the task and White’s Cross held on for a well merited win.
Team: Dave Buckley, Padraig Murnane, Derek O Connor, Eoin Whooley, Fearghal Reid, Kevin Buckley, Sean Twomey, Dylan Burke, Robert McElhinney, Shane Twomey, Bryan O Sullivan, Billy O Hara, Don O Connell, Shane Cahill, Michéal Brosnan. Subs: Joe Cashman for Sean Twomey (24 mins.), Conor Kelleher for Brosnan (30 mins.), James Royal for Shane Twomey (48 mins.), Sean C Burke, Paul O Donovan, Derek Royal & Seamas Reid.

White’s Cross GAA Kellogg’s Cúl Camp 2016

White’s Cross GAA Kellogg’s Cúl Camp 2016

  • White’s Cross GAA Kellogg’s Cúl Camp ( Code: CK01) will cater for boys & girls from 5 to 13 years.
  • Dates & times:  Monday, June 27th to Friday, July 1st  from 10am  to 2:30pm each day.
  • Venue: White’s Cross GAA Grounds
  • This year participants will get a zip-top, jersey & 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 17th — only online applications accepted after this date.

Register online at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie 

and win yourself a €500 voucher

To celebrate the return of this summer’s Kellogg’s GAA Cúl CampsKellogg’s are giving you the chance to win€5,000 worth of training gear for White’s Cross GAA plus a €500 voucher to spend on your family.

To enter, pick up a promotional pack of Kellogg’s Corn FlakesRice Krispies or Kellogg’s new 5 Grain or Nutty Chewy bars in stores and then follow the steps to register your child for the White’s Cross GAA Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp—code CK01. You will need the last 4 digits of the barcode of your Kellogg’s promotional pack and to answer a simple question. There are three prizes to give away.

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 Friday, June 17th, marked for the attention of Conor Kelleher — Form can be downloaded here

Thanks for the assistance Jane! (Cheques made payable to White’s Cross GAA)


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