Kinsale GAA

Founded 1886

Co. Cork

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News Update

The sun has got its hat on for the weekend so there’s loads of action in store!

U14 Hurling Feile takes place up in the pitch from 11.30 followed by a Camogie blitz at 3! 

Come along and show your support.

Thanks to Emma for another thorough report! ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️


Intermediate Mens Football – report on R1 Championship                              submitted by Conor O Brien

The group would like to thank all the supporters who travelled on a miserable day to Watergrasshill. The support truly helped the players on the day. 


Kinsale played against the strong wind for the first half and struggled to convert scoring opportunities from good field positions, although Steve O Neill came up from goal to nail a monster 45.  At half time Mitchelstown led 1-7 to 3 points. 


However, the Kinsale players regrouped and rallied from the first whistle of the second half using the strong wind to help convert points from Gear Finn, David Ward, Brian Coughlan. The momentum swung and at the half way mark of the second half Mitchelstown were rattled until somehow they found themselves in on goal and finished well.


The lads never threw the towel in and came back again with a well taken goad by Sean O Brien -  with more well converted scores following Kinsale cut the gap to 5 points, but lost the race against the clock!


The next round has provisionally been fixed for July  7/8   V Ballinora. 

U21 Ladies ease into another County Final:                                                submitted by Catherine Murphy

Another great win last Friday evening, for the Kinsale U21 Ladies as they eased past Glanmire to claim their spot in another County Final.

Kinsale got off to a great start with Goals from Sophie Webb, Jenny Murphy and Juliette Cronin and led 3-5 to 0-8 at Halftime.

Glanmire kicked some great points in the second half but great play by the backs and goalkeeper Grainne Cowhig, kept their forwards from putting the ball in the back of the net!

Supers goals from Georgia Gould and Aoife O Leary confirmed the win for Kinsale and the game finished 5-12 to 1-15 in favour of Kinsale.

Thanks to Michael Murphy for having the pitch in great condition! With most pitches in the County closed, it was great to have this big game at home.

We look forward now to a County A final!!

Best of luck to the team  and their Mentors!!


Huge Congratulations to Kinsale Community School:

The Senior B Hurling Team of Kinsale Community School are  County U18A Champions after a brilliant display of hurling and determination last Friday at CIT.   There was never a doubt on which way this County Final was going to go – the final score 2-14 to Colaiste Choilm 0-09.  Kinsale GAA had a number of players on the field of play with their School Team – along with Brian Murphy who is one of the teams mentors.  A fantastic win and occasion for all involved. Very well done.


Our own Orla Finn on the crest of a wave at the moment with National League Semi-Final for Cork Ladies Football Team ahead!:

Best of luck to our very own local hero Orla Finn and the Cork Senior Ladies Football Team in the Lidl National League Semi-Final this weekend.  Orla is having a phenomenal season and is already making a huge impact for Cork and Kinsale Senior Team.  Orla has been nominated for GPA Player of the month – so don’t forget to keep voting (see Facebook for all the details).

Details on National League Final below in Fixtures List.





Current 2018 registered members list will be used from May for ALL communications – so please register asap to keep receivining emails/texts/whatsapps.


It is very important that All players be registered with the club to be covered by insurance and to be eligible to play matches. 

Players not registered by 30th April unfortunately won’t be able to play matches.

The club is not liable for any incident that may occur involving unregistered players.

Therefore we are asking/appealing to everyone to please register before 30th April.

Please go to the club website on and click on the registration button to follow the easy steps to register on-line.  There is also a link below that will take you straight to the club registration site as well.

Many thanks for your support and cooperation in this very important matter.


Gaa Hurling & Football

Ladies Football




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 Training Information for; Underage Girls Football / Camogie / Boys Hurling & Football

Girls Football:

U6 to U12 Girls Football Training every Monday at 4.45pm till 5.45pm will resume in Kinsale GAA Pitch this Monday.

Please bring along Water, €2, Mouth Guard (mandatory).


U6 to U12/13 Camogie Training returns on Sunday, 22nd  April at 11.00am (U6 to U10) and 10.00am (U11 to U13) in Kinsale Community School Astro Turf.

Please bring along Water, €2 (for hire cost of KCS Astro), 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.


Boys Underage:

Age Group


Date of next Training



Contact  & Mobile No.




Bandon Road Pitch

Brian O Connell

David Shortall

087 6979089




Bandon Road Pitch

if playable

Seamus  Downey

Seamus Downey

087 1144007





Fergus Nugent

Fergus Nugent

087 7951554




Bandon Road Pitch

Jerry O Brien

Jerry  O Brien

087 8301745



Every Tuesday Evening at 6pm

Sunday Morn Sessions at 10am starting in early May

Bandon Road Pitch

Paul Forde

Paul Forde

086 8345950



Every Wednesday

(but can change)

Bandon Road Pitch or Saile

Mike Looney

Mike Looney

086 3105323


7.30pm to 9.00pm

Every Wednesday

Bandon Road Pitch

Donal Hoare

Donal Hoare

086 1962988



Training Times and Venues can vary due to mid-week matches for this age group


Ciarán O Sullivan

Ciarán O Sullivan

086 2589492

Hurley & Helmet required (limited gear available to borrow for training), Shin Guards recommended. Mouth Guard mandatory for all football training and matches.



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 coaches in Men/Boys Hurling & Football,  Camogie and Ladies/Girls Football too.


Sean O Callaghan



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


Many thanks.



Weekly €2 Lotto


Don’t forget to pick up your ticket for tonights draw – the jackpot now stands at €4,500!!!!

For any further information contact John Maloney at 087-7656146 or email


Lotto tickets can be purchased from any of the following locations around the town:-

Blue Haven Hotel

The Credit Union

Murphy's, Main Street

Murphy's, Pearse Street

The Market Garden, Pearse Street.

Sam's Bar

The White House

The Armada Bar

Dalton's Bar

Billy Connery Butchers Shop

Barrett's Butchers

The White Lady Bar

The Millwheel Bar, Jagoes Mill.


Lotto Tickets On-Line :

(**Please note that anyone subscribing to the Weekly Lotto on-line must have their ticket bought before midnight Tuesday to qualify for that Wednesday's draw. Many thanks.)


It’s never been easier, now you can show your support for Kinsale GAA by clicking on the link below and get your €2 lotto tickets on-line!\_ID=650&PC=0




Additional Information:


Lions Club – Annual Cycle for Sick Children:

The Kinsale Lion's Club Annual Cycle for Sick Children will be taking place on Saturday 28th April 2018 at 10am.


There will be a 100Km cycle for the serious cyclists and a shorter 25Km for older children and adults.


Please see attached Poster above (x 2 parts) for all the details - including a map of the routes.


Kinsale GAA encourages all our members to support this local event in aid of a very worthy charity. 





Hi Marian


We are delighted to inform you that members of the Cork Arc Cancer Care Centres recently completed the CLIMB Leader Training through our Climb4Clare fundraising and will now be delivering CLIMB across the county with the first commencing on 26th April.


Climb® helps children that have a close significant adult who has been diagnosed with cancer and the feedback from parents has been amazing.

The programme educates children as part of an enjoyable, sharing, interactive experience and provides a time for the children to come together to deal with their feelings.


Clare Clarke, the reason for Climb4Clare, was a member of staff in the Ladies Gaelic Football Association for no fewer than 11 years. She was a bright, vivacious character that was known throughout the country for her good humour and commitment to the sport. Clare was diagnosed with breast cancer and was a mother of two young girls but showed typical resolve and determination to overcome this disease and she triumphed.

However, heartbreakingly, the cancer came back, and more aggressively, five years ago and Clare sadly passed away on the day our first training took place on 31st January 2015 but has left a legacy behind through Climb4Clare.  Clare articulates how important this initiative is in this brief YouTube video.

Clare was also our special guest at the TG4 All Stars in the Citywest Hotel and you could hear a pin drop in a room full of 1000 people while being interviewed by Marty Morrissey. A link to this is available at [1]



CLIMB4CLARE is a fundraising campaign being organised by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association to raise much needed funding to ensure the provision and roll...


The CLIMB programme will be able to assist so many families in our communities and as we have ladies gaelic football clubs in all local communities in Cork I would appreciate if you can forward this to all club secretaries to send to any members that this excellent programme will assist and also please feel free to advertise wherever you require.

I have attached a poster for Cork Arc and anyone can contact them if they have questions.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.







TEL: 01 8363156

Ladies Gaelic Football Association                           

Croke Park

Dublin 3


MOB:    0871316944



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It’s never been easier to register with Kinsale GAA Club.  Our new On-Line facility is now available to use - simply click on the website link above and follow the easy steps!



Emma O’ Callaghan,

Mobile:    086-3926527



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