As Season 2018 gets into full swing now .. …..
Best of luck to all our players as they take to the field for Season 2018 to represent their Club and in some cases their County.
Thank you as always to our amazing group of Coaches and Mentors. Your continuous selfless dedication and commitment on a voluntary basis is, in a word inspiring, thank you all so much. The success of our Club is a direct result of all the hard work you do throughout every season – thank you so much and best of luck for the season ahead.
Big Thanks to all our wonderful and remarkable officers and committee members throughout the entire club – who work tirelessly, mostly behind the scenes, planning and organising, shaping the future of the club –Countless hours spent at meetings and organising events etc., again all voluntary – Kinsale GAA Club (Boys Underage, Mens Hurling and Football, Ladies and Girls Football, Ladies and Girls Camogie) will be forever in your debt as you all carry on the fantastic work of committees that went before you.
More Thanks to all our marvellous volunteers and helpers who are always there to help out with everything – the list of jobs is endless – thank you for everything.
And Finally to the Café – where would we be without our Sunday Treats – we are all no doubt looking forward to our Cáca Milís over Season 2018 – probably the best part of the Season :-):-):-)!!!!
Championship Football gets underway on Sunday 15th April for our Intermediate Men in Watergrasshill – taking on Mitchelstown at 3pm.
The Intermediates men’s team played a challenge game V St James of Ardfield Clonakilty in balmy weather (would you believe it?!) last Sunday 8th. Kinsale ran out winners in the end but this match was all about putting a performance in place in preparation for next Sunday’s first round of championship against last years finalists Mitchelstown.
The playing group has put a lot of great work into preparation for championship rounds this year and support from friends and family will be greatly appreciated next weekend !
So we need loads of support on the sidelines to encourage the lads on Sunday – supporters play a huge roll in these Championship games as the players feed off their enthusiasm driving the team on to a big win hopefully – please show your support at this game and lets get behind this team as they proudly don the Kinsale Jersey once more in Championship.
Orla Finn – our local hero and legend is making headlines again:
After many great performances in the League, Orla is now nominated for Ladies GPA Player of the month!
Huge congrats to Orla on being nominated – a great clubperson who deserves to be recognised for all the hard work she puts in for club and county.
This is a well-deserved nomination so please get liking the link below on Facebook.
The Link has also been shared on Twitter!! https://twitter.com/womensgpa/status/981285610433413126?s=21
Let’s get voting!! 👍👍👍
Kinsale Community School in County School Final this Friday:
Kinsale Community School’s Senior Boys B Hurling Team have a huge game this coming Friday. The take on Colaiste Choilm in the Cork County Final. Its fantastic to see such a big contingent of Kinsale GAA Players on this team.
Lots n Lots of Support for our local secondary school and our club players would really be appreciated - encouragement from the sidelines will really help the team to push for this big win. So please head along to the CIT, Bishopstown on Friday 13th April – Throw in is at 3.45pm. Chionn tSáile Abú!!
Training – Underage Girls Football / Camogie / Boys Hurling & Football:
U6 to U12 Girls Football Training every Monday at 4.45pm till 5.45pm in Sáile.
Please bring along Water, €2, Mouth Guard (mandatory).
Training will return to the pitch on Bandon Road towards the end of April/start of May.
U6 to U12/13 Camogie Training returns on Sunday, 15th April at 11.00am (U6 to U10) 10.00am (U11 to U13) in Kinsale Community School Astro Turf.
Please bring along Water, €2, Hurley & Helmet, Shin Guards strongly advised. (Limited gear available to borrow during training)
Training will return to the pitch on Bandon Road towards the end of April/start of May.
Camogie – 3 years on………… New Helpers/Coaches urgently needed so all age groups can continue to train:
Our newest club in the Kinsale GAA Family is heading into its 4th Season. It’s hard to believe that 3 full seasons have passed since that first meeting in the Temperance Hall to see if there was an interest in Camogie in Kinsale. The camogie club has thrived, increasing in numbers from 90 approx registered underage girls to just over 150 underage and approx. 35 Junior Ladies in 2017. With this huge increase in numbers the club urgently needs new Coaches/Helpers to come on board so that we can maintain the high standard of coaching and organisation currently enjoyed by all the girls.
The club would love to see some new faces getting involved to lend a helping hand and also bringing new ideas and suggestions. At the moment we have a very enthusiastic and dedicated Coaching Team who just need a little bit of help. Coaching/Helping could be ‘bibbing up’ 20 U6 year olds for a training match or maybe helping to lay out the cones for games and collecting them up afterwards. Or perhaps having an adult on hand for toilet breaks or throwing the sliotar to the players so they can strike it !! Basic Skills coaching courses will be available to everyone.
- The more small jobs that we can divide out the more time can be given to coaching camogie skills to the players -
So Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee if you do have some time to spare……a lot or a little, the club would be extremely grateful for any help. The more people we have the less work for everyone.
All our age groups have experienced camogie coaches already – so people will not be expected to take over a group etc etc …………these groups just need more helpers!!!
Thank you everyone - we are looking forward to Season 2018 :-) --- its been a long winter!
Boys Training U6 to U12:
Training Times and locations are still being confirmed for all our teams – due to the large number of teams and players involved – training times and locations will probably vary in April – and once the weather improves – if winter ever decides to take a break – the pitches at Bandon Road and Dunderrow will become more playable!! More definite times will be confirmed for training at the pitch on Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings.
If you have any queries in the meantime – please reply to this email and someone will make contact with you straight away.
Paudie Butler Course - a great success: submitted by Sean O Callaghan
A big Thank you to former National Director of Hurling, Paudie Butler who took time out to come along to Kinsale GAA Club and run two Hurling Workshops for us over the weekend (7th & 8th April). Everyone who attended really benefitted from Paudie’s knowledge and experience – I think it’s fair to say we all learned something new.
Many thanks to all the coaches and children who came along.
Attached above are some group photos but also included are some photos of Tips/Advice from Paudie.
Summer Cúl Camp – 13th to 17th August 2018 – Online Bookings now open:
The date for Kinsale GAAs Summer Cúl Camp this year is the 13th to 17h August 2018 – 10am to 2pm (Monday to Friday).
The National Cúl Camp Site for On-Line Registrations is now open, please click on the link below to register.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Cúl Camp is for children from Age 6 (attending Primary School Junior Infants) to Age 13.
Children who have not yet started in Primary School Junior Infants are unfortunately too young to attend Cúl Camp.
Reminder – Kinsale GAA’s Cúl Camp 2017 was completely booked out by June of last year. (over 200 children attended in August 2017). To secure your child/children’s places and avoid disappointment please please don’t leave it till the last minute – book asap possible to guarantee your child/childrens places. While the club would dearly love to facilitate every single child that would like to do the Kinsale Cúl Camp – unfortunately once the camp is full…. its full!
The only way to secure your child/childrens place to is book on line asap. Please click on the link below which will take you straight to the Kelloggs Cúl Camp Site.
Camp Prices (including Gear):
One Child €60
2nd Child (Sibling) €50
3rd/4th and subsequent siblings €40 each
Gear Sizes: 1A Age 6, 2A Age7/8, 3A Age9/10, 4A Age 11/12, 5A Age 13/14
Coaches/New Coaches - Have you a GAA Foundation Course Done .?
To coach or be involved you must complete a Foundation Course.
Kinsale GAA Club will hold a Foundation Course (2 Parts) on Friday April 20th from 7pm to 10pm and Saturday April 21st from 9am to 1pm
Please text Sean O Callaghan with your Name and email address on 086-8104800 as soon as possible if you would like to complete this Foundation Course.
If you have already completed a foundation course in Gaa there is no need to repeat this course.
The above Foundation Course is applicable to Boys Hurling & Football and Camogie only.
The Ladies/Girls Football Foundation Course is slightly different – one of these courses will be organised very soon.
Sean O Callaghan
Another Great honour bestowed on our Amazing Ladies Football Team:
Huge Congrats to our Ladies Football Team who won Ladies Team of the Year recently at The Opinion/Bandon Coop West Cork Community Awards! Such an incredible Achievement to be honoured for all their fantastic successes in 2017. Congrats also to Nicole Quinn who won the Junior Achievement Award!!
Well done Ladies – everyone in the club is so unbelievably proud of you – Legends n Heroeos!
See Facebook Page for all the photos from the night.
Under 12 Camogie Blitz - Kinsale 7th April.
One of the few games played over the weekend with the current wet weather, Kinsale hosted an u12 Camogie blitz on a damp pitch at Bandon road. Carragaline, Tracton, Sliabh Rua attended.
It was our first get together of the season and the Kinsale girls performed very well with the girls gaining confidence to lift and strike as the games went on. Carragaline proved to be the best of the bunch on the day with Kinsale matching Tracton and Sliabh Rua.
Well done to the girls on the 1st outing.
U12 Camogie Blitz in Sliabh Rua, Riverstick next Saturday 14th April - time to be confirmed.
Practice will start this Wednesday evening at 6.00pm in Kinsale and on Sunday mornings.
Underage Boys & Girls Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser: submitted by Gearoid Condon
Save the date!! This is an important fundraiser for the Underage Section of the club – so please set those reminders in phones, mark the calendar and make sure you are free to take part.
And for those non-golfers out there – you can also help out by sponsoring a Tee-Box sign for €50 (why not go halves with a family member or friend)!!!
DATE:- Friday 25th May. Don’t forget to keep it free :-)!!! More details to follow over the following few weeks!
The club will also be looking for a number of volunteers to help organise this event – so please if you can help out let us know by replying to this email or text Emma on 086-3926527. This event has been very successful over the past few years but the club is always looking for new ideas/suggestions to build on which may lead to more money being raised for our Boys & Girls Underage Section of the club.
On-line Membership is here! PLEASE REGISTER ASAP – ALL PLAYERS SHOULD BE REGISTERED WITH THE CLUB BEFORE PLAYING MATCHES.
Current 2018 registered members list will be used from May for ALL communications – so please register asap to keep receivining emails/texts/whatsapps.
Click on : www.kinsalegaa.com\<http://www.kinsalegaa.com\>
Kinsale GAA Club is delighted to announce that our New On-Line Registration System is now live and ready to take your Club Registration/Membership. Please click on the above and follow the very easy step by step procedure to be registered with Kinsale GAA Club.
With matches already started for some older teams and with Underage matches beginning very soon – its very important that all players are registered before they participate in Matches. Unregistered players are NOT covered by club insurance if they are involved in an incident.
This new system should hugely improve and speed up our Registration process – no more waiting ‘to try and see someone to pay’ – just simply click the link, follow the steps and registration will be complete in less than 6/7 mins from the comfort of your home!!
Please register asap to be kept up to date with all club communications.
Weekly €2 Lotto
Don’t forget to pick up your ticket for tomorrow nights draw – the jackpot now stands at €4,400!!!!
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Lotto Tickets On-Line :
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