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Weekly update   15/07/2016



Kinsale GAA Club – One Club One Vision!

GAA Hurling & Football - Adult Men & Underage Boys

Ladies Football – Adult & Underage

Camogie – Underage (2015 new club!)


  • Like our Facebook Page!
  • Becoming a Patron for the History Book
  • Training Information
  • Tip for New Hurleys
  • Cúl Camp 2016
  • Café!
  • Lost and Found Box
  • On-Line Option (new gear available)
  • Mintues of July Executive Meeting attached.
  • Irish Wheelchair – volunteers for church gate collection.
  • Men/Boys Hurling & Football  - Intermediate, Junior, Under 21, Minor and Boys Underage
  • Ladies/Girls Football – Junior, Under 21, Minor and Underage
  • Camogie - Underage
  • €2 Weekly Lotto 
  • Additional Information  

-LGFA Summer Camps (Ladies Football Camps)

-Camogie Skills Competition – a chance to win €5,000 for your Club – Get videoing those skills and follow the link attached. 




Kinsale GAA Club – Facebook Page

Don’t forget to like Kinsale GAA’s Facebook Page and check in regularly to see up to date photos of matches/blitz’s/all our events J

Check out our amazing Lidl Video again – it is so worth it.




Becoming a Patron of our First Club History Book:

By becoming a patron of the clubs history book it will entitle you to (1) a book,  (2) attend the launch  (3)  have your name included in the publication.


This is a big undertaking by the club financially and countless hours and hours of work and research by the History Committee (all voluntary!)……. but it will all be so worth it all when we will see Kinsale GAA’s History Book in all good bookstores come November! 


You can help support the club with this venture by becoming a patron for €100 (per person).  BENEFITS of becoming a patron:- you get your name included in the publication, you get a little night out for the launch, you support your club (very important!), you have a nice book to read by the fire during those long winter evenings or over the Christmas break or a great Christmas present for somebody!! You can’t go wrongJ


The books will be sold for €40 each. 


If you would like to become a patron, you can reply to this email or contact John Martin Nyhan, our Club Chairperson.


Reminder - Photographs for the History of Kinsale GAA Book:

Reminder to all groups/teams who haven’t taken their photo for the History Book to do so as soon as possible please. Thanks you.





Underage Boys (U6 to U11):

Next Hurling Session – Sunday, 17th July, 2016 – at usual times (11am to 12noon / 10.45am to 11.45pm – Main Pitch/Dunderrow)

Next Football Session – Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 – at usual time (6.30pm to 7.30pm – Main Pitch)

You will be notified of any changes by your coaches via text/Whats App (for example if there are matches etc instead).



Camogie Under 6 to Under 12/13   

Next Camogie Session – Sunday, 17th July, 2016

11am to 12 noon at Main Pitch Bandon Road  - Girls U13 and older are also very welcome to come along and join up (Hurley Helmet, Shin Guards - optional but advised)



Ladies/Girls Football Training(Underage Girls U6 to U12) 


Reminder:- No training now for the summer months for U6s, 8s, 10s – Matches will be arranged

There will be a number of matches arranged for all these age groups over July and August – so please keep a check on our FaceBook page and Weekly Update – messages will also be sent via text/email. More detailed information below under Ladies/Girls Football Section.


Under 12s are taking a short break from training at the moment – due to a lot of people being on summer holidays at the moment.  You will be informed when training will resume by the Under 12 Coaches (Ger and Brian) via text.



Note re New Procedure for Under 6 and Under 7 – Boys:

From this Sunday onwards (17th July) all Under 6 and Under 7 year old Boys, must be collected by a parent/guardian inside the pitch.  These age groups will NOT be permitted to leave the pitch until a parent or guardian comes in to collect them.  This new procedure is being introduced for the safety of the children - Thank you for your support in this matter.




Tip for new Hurleys

Please leave new hurleys out in the rain – new hurleys are very dry and will break very easily in a clash.  By allowing your hurley to soak up water – it will make the wood more resistant to breakages. Thank you! Do this regularly at the start!




Cúl Camp –Kinsale GAA Club:


Yep, it’s that time of year again and with the School Summer Holiday looming, now is the time to get organising all those Summer Camps for the kids!  


Kinsale GAA Cúl Camp will be held this year from Monday, 8th  to Friday,  12th  of August, 10am to 2pm each day.


As with previous years the numbers for the 2016 camp will be limited again for Health and Safety reasons for everyone involved, including all the children, the coaches, helpers over the week.  As with the 2015 Camp, the club has again decided it will not be over-subscribing for our 2016 Camp – once we have reached our quota of registered children – we will not be accepting anymore.   While the club would love to accommodate every child that would like to do the Cúl Camp, Health and Safety Regulations for everyone involved in Cúl Camp, most importantly the children who are participating who are our no 1 priority must be adhered to.  The club would like everyone to enjoy the Kinsale Camp and come away with a good experience having spent the week with us.


Last year’s camp was amazing and the children, coaches and helpers had a fantastic week of fun and games under the sun (apart from the Friday when the rain, not wanting to be left out of all the fun, made its appearanceJ). It’s a fun-filled week with gaa skills being taught but other games are played too. This camp is geared towards children, girls and boys, from 5years to 12/13 years who play GAA, but also for children who may never have played GAA before.


The club is really looking forward to a great Camp again in 2016 -  come along and join in the fun.  Check out our Facebook Page and go back to 2015 to see all the photos and comments.


You can book your spaces on-line at now) or you can fill in a form during Sunday morning Training at the Desk.  There will also be forms available from Laurence at Maurice Murphys Shop.



The costs are €55.00 per child.  In a family situation where more than one child is attending the rates are €55 for the first child, €45 for the second child, €40 for the third child and every subsequent child in the same family - €40 per child. 


On the first morning of Registration at the 2015 Camp we had 10 spaces left! And there was a queue waiting while we were setting up at 9.15am!  These spaces were gone within 10 mins.


So don’t leave it till the last minute to book your space with Kinsale GAA Cúl Camp  - Less than a month to go now!!!!!  


Numbers:  Just under 100 places booked on-line so far for the Kinsale Cul Camp, plus we also have some forms that have been filled up and handed in at the Sunday Desk and to Laurence at Maurice Murphys Shop.  


So again, please please please don’t leave it till the last minute.  The quickest way  to guarantee your child/s spot is probably to book on-line.  Remember once the camp is full - its full.  As a club the absolute last thing we want to do is to disappoint any children on the first Monday if they come to register but we are full.  So get booking now – and lets have All Happy Campers for the Kinsale Cul Camp – many thanks for your understanding and support.




Club Café – Keeping Cake/Bun Stock Levels Up!!!!!  Please Please  Please lets keep this new routine going, its working brilliantly


Please  keep those offers and cakes coming in - text Carol 087-6966121 or Colette 087-9813765  on Saturday coming and they will let you know if any additional cakes or help is needed for this Sunday.

Thank you so much again everyone for all the fantastic support for the Café.



Lost and Found Box:

There are a lot of clothing items  in the lost and found box at the club.  This box is located in our new Café.  Please make sure to have a look through this box if you are missing any tops, hoody’s, tracksuits, football gloves etc.  All unclaimed items in the lost and found box are donated to the St Vincent de Paul Shop in Kinsale at the end of each season (i.e. usually middle/end of September). Thank you.



On-Line Option for Club Gear – Brand New Gear added to the range and  now available to order, (tracksuits etc) – log onto the Kinsale GAA Page on the O Neill Website and have a look! 

This option is available for any Kinsale GAA Club Gear that you might be looking for.  

Click on the link below to go straight to the Kinsale GAA page on the O’Neill’s website to order, view availability and pricing.

Happy Shopping!



July Executive Meeting:

Minutes of the July Executive meeting are attached for viewing.




Irish Wheelchair Association – (Please help out if you can)

The Irish Wheelchair Association are looking for help with their annual Church Gate collection on the weekend of July 16th and 17th.

The last couple of years members of the GAA Club have been kind enough to volunteer their time and the Irish Wheelchair association are hoping it would be possible to have the help of the GAA club again this year. 

Looking for volunteers who would be available on either Saturday evening July 16th or Sunday morning July 17th please. 

If anyone is available to help, please contact Ewen Tubridy at either 0863200452 or 0214772307.




Men/Boys Hurling & Football - Intermediate – Junior – Under 21 - Minor - Underage Boys:



Intermediate Football:                                             submitted by Derry Coughlan


Upcoming fixtures:


Intermediate Football League:

Kinsale V Kildorrery in Kinsale on Saturday July 16th @ 7.30pm.

Kinsale V Kanturk in Kinsale on Saturday July 30th @ 7.30pm.


Please pencil these dates into your diary and come along and support out Intermediate team at these home fixtures.




Minors:                                                               submitted by John Barrett


Minor Hurling Championship Report.


Kinsale 3-13     Whitescross 3-7.


Kinsale Team: James Rooney Crowley, Evan O'Connor, Stephen O'Sullivan, Jack Wall, Stephen O'Neill, Daniel Horgan, Darragh Crowley, Rian O'Regan

Paul O'Donovan, Dan McCarthy, Timmy Bradley, Darragh Canty. Sub: Brian O'Neill.

Mentors: G O'Regan, M O'Brien, P McCarthy, J Barrett.


On Thursday 7 July, the Whitescross Minor Hurling team came to Kinsale to play the Kinsale Minor Hurling team in the Championship. Whitescross had visited Kinsale in April where they convincingly beat us in the league. With this in mind, and light rain making conditions greasy, the lads knew a good start was important. In the opening minutes, Darragh Canty, back after a two year break, had the ball in the Whitescross net. Dan Mac, Paul, Rian & Darragh Crowley picked off excellent points throughout the half to have us leading 1-9 to 2-3 at the break. Whitescross began the 2nd half at a high tempo but were met with stern resistance by the Kinsale defence. Evan & Stephen were giving an exhibition of tight marking in the full back line. The Whitescross half forward line could make little headway against Jack Wall, Stephen O'Neill & Daniel Horgan. Darragh Crowley and Paul O'Donovan were winning a lot of ball around the middle of the field and sending it in to Darragh Canty who completed his hat track by the middle of the half. James Rooney was finding Rian & Dan from the puck outs and they repeatedly tore through the Whitescross half back line.  Whitescross tried hard to work the ball into scoring positions but discovered that this Kinsale team defends from the front. In the dying minutes, as Whitescross looked for goals, Timmy Bradley ran 70 yards to tackle a runaway Whitescross defender. This epitimosied the attitude of every player on this team. Great team spirit, great work rate and some smart hurling. Thanks to Brian O'Neill for being on stand by as sub. 


We look forward to having Dave Barry & a couple of more players back in our ranks for our next round game against St Vincents on Wed 27 July.


Upcoming Fixture - Minor Hurling Championship

Kinsale Vs St Vincents

Wednesday, 27th July.

Venue TBC.




Underage Boys – Please support our young players at their various upcoming fixtures – they are the future of the club!!



Under 7:                                                             submitted by John Barrett


Upcoming Fixture - Hurling Blitz

U7 hurlers are off to a blitz in St Finbarrs GAA Club next Saturday 16 July10am to 11:30.



Under 9:                                                             submitted by Mike Looney


Match Report:

Under 9's and the Under 8's had a mixed team Football match on Tuesday evening in the main pitch Bandon road.

We had an amazing showing of more the 50 players with some great Football skills on show, the future of Kinsale football looks in good shape J


Upcoming Fixture:

Hurling Blitz Saturday 16th July 2016 from 10:00-12:00 in Ballinhassig.

Hurley and Helmet Mandatory

Details to be confirmed on Under 9 Whatsapp Group




Under 10                                                           submitted by Brian Murphy


Upcoming Fixtures

-    Thursday 14th July: Kinsale will play their 1st football league game away toKillbrittan at 6.45pm in Killbrittan GAA pitch. 

-     Tuesday 19th July: Kinsale will play their 2nd Hurling league game at hometo Ballinhassig at 7.15pm


If you require any information or if you are not getting any texts on fixtures please contact: Brian Murphy at 086-1241822




Under 11:                                                          submitted by Ciarán O Sullivan


Training continuing for under 11s on Tuesday night at 6.30pm for football at Bandon Road and Sunday morning at 10.45am for hurling in Dunderrow.


We will also have an extra night of hurling skills on Thursday nights for the next few weeks at 6.30pm at Bandon Road. All players and coaches welcome to practice sideline cuts, frees, striking off weak side etc.


There won’t be many matches over the next 3 weeks due to holidays etc but we will continue training as usual. Any changes will be texted to all.


Match – 13th July

Well done to all the U11s who put in a great performance against Eire Og on Wednesday night – final score 4-2 to 2-4, a fantastic win for the lads.  Super hurling and excellent effort from every single player. Well Done lads.  Check out Facebook page for team photo.




Under 12:                                                          submitted by Sean O Callaghan


Great results for our Under 12 teams over the last two days . 


First up were our under 12C team that played Grenagh in very difficult conditions in Dunderrow on Sunday morning

Playing against the strong wind in the first half our back line of David Kelly who tracked his man all over the half back line to prevent any score coming from him, David really put in a good soild shift. Along with David in the back line was Darragh Murray who after getting over the French Hoilday Blues was like the French Resistance and battled hard for every ball that came down his wing. 

In the forward line was the ever improving Fionn O Connell who is budding into a fine player and has great potential of becoming a stale worth of future teams. On the other wing was Oisin Hayes who fought hard for every ball that came his way and show that never give up spirt that you come to expect from Oisin .

In the centre of the Forward line was the Hoilday bound David Nolan who as always showed his well practiced skills in  picking and striking of the ball - hopefully he will continue to practice around Disney !!

On the full forward line were George Webb and Darragh Broderick.  George has the uncanny ability to read the game that puts him in the position to score goals and was unlucky on the day not to score two goals from fantastic ground shots that only missed by inches on the wrong side of the post, any other day they would go in . Next to George was Darragh Broderick who is developing into a potential target man in the full forward line and if he keeps up the training that he is obviously doing at home will be banging in goals at will very soon. 

On the day we also had David and Cathal O Leary , Kian and Kris O'Callaghan, Ted O Callaghan , Fionn Aherne , Sean Coughlan, Conor Fitzpatrick, James Murphy. Who all played their part in securing the draw..

It ended up 1-3 to 6 points on the day .

This was a very spirted performance being 5 points to no score down at half time!

Well done lads....


The following day we had Cloughdoubh away - a vital must win game to maintain our hopes in the under 12B hurling league.

We started off giving them to much repect and only for our trusted Goal Keeper Ted O Callaghan, saving two certain goals,  we would have been down a lot more after 10 minutes  (3 points to no score). Then Kinsale got two goals from James Murphy that set us off,  a point from David O Leary ( score of the game) followed by another goal from James.

Not long after that score came a great goal by David O Leary and ending the first half was a superb goal by the Captain on the night, Ben Loughnane. Playing against the wind the half-time score was 5 -1 to 6 points.

In the second half our dominance changed to scoring points with points from James Murphy, Cathal O Leary and David O Leary, with David adding another goal to his days tally.

Over all this was a very good team performance with Ted O Callaghan (anywhere but here !!!!!) performing  heroically in Goal (we appreciate your sacrifice.)  Where the forwards gets all the glory its the Back line that provide the base in which the forward line can get the results and this team is lucky to have the calibre of the following players:-    Kinsales Goliath Sean Coughlan and Dogmatic  Aaron Ganley helping preventing  any goal going in with fantastic clearances.

Again we are lucky to have stall-worths in the half back line in the form of Fionn Aherne as sure footed as a mountain goat.  Kris O Callaghan  ( he is my son!!), the fearless Cian Cunningham who is like Houdini, the way he gets the ball into his hand out of a melee.  Conor Fitzpatrick who has experience beyond his years  hurled some great ball out of defence.  

Kian O'Callaghan (another one of my sons "the same but different"!! ) and Cian McCarthy . Like " Genghis Khan" conquer's any position he goes to. (Hoilday Bound enjoy . Bring the hurley!!!) covered a lot of ground and provided the inside forwards with very intelligent ball that they could work with.

Half forward line of Ben Loughanane ( the thinking mans hurler always two steps ahead ) who seemed to realish in the the extra space that half forward afforded him and scoring a fine goal. 

Cathal O Leary ( the Punisher.. will capitalise on the opposition mistakes.) He played his heart out and was brave in his tackling with some exquisite points on the night. Charlie Sheehan  (15 euro richer after Portugal won, who  has also agreed to buy everyone a  99 ice-cream on the team if we win the league ) had the best game of hurling I have seen him play -  in this game with his passing and striking of the ball was a delight to watch and was unlucky to get injured with 10 min to go hopefully he will be fully recovered for the next game. ( YOU CANNOT KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN).   In the inside forward line were players that clicked on the night developing a great understanding between them ( the Mini Cu Chulainn's of the team.) . David o Leary and James Murphy.

Kinsale came out on top 6-7 to 8 points.

Well done to all the players that played in the two games ye are a credit to the club. 


Ground hurling games in Bandon at 7.30p on Wednesday night 13th July.  

Well done to all the players who took part in this blitz on Wednesday night.



Football Training on Saturday, 16thJuly  at 5.00pm in Kinsale main pitch . Followed by a puck around.  No training Sunday morning.  


Upcoming Fixtures:

C hurling Monday, 18th July - at Home. 

B hurling following Friday, 22nd July -  Away.

More details will be confirmed via WhatsApp group.




Under 13/14:                                                          submitted by Glynn Aherne


Upcoming Fixture – U13:


Saturday, 16th July            V             Laochra Og          Hurling                  -              at 11.30am          -              at Home, Main Pitch, Bandon Road.




Under 16 and Under 15:                                submitted by Kevin Sheehan




U15B Hurling COUNTY Semi-Final:


Kinsale V Watergrasshill


Friday 15th July


At 8.00pm


Passage GAA Grounds


Please come along on Friday night to support our Under 15 players as they contest this very important  County Semi-Final.


Lots of encouragement from the side-lines would be fantastic to ‘drive the lads on’ to claim their place in the County Final.


Don’t forget to wear your Kinsale colours – Chionn t Sáile Abú!!!!




Ladies/Girls Football - Junior, Under 21, Minor andUnderage:



Under 13 and 15 Development Squads Ladies Football                                      submitted by Mairead Cronin

These Development Squads are hoping to start on Saturday week (23rd July). 

A new format this year with no travelling to CIT. The development will start with each Division. They are looking for help. They have some people but need more.  Anybody interested please contact The initial training venue will be Dohenys club but they then expect to have two venues.( Saturday morning looks to be the training time for the moment.) This process will finish with a number of inter divisional games in Mallow. The County board will take over then.



Under 16s / Junior Ladies:                                      submitted Aisling Judge

Congratulations to the U16 girls who had a hard fought victory over Skibbereen on Monday evening (11thJuly) on a score line of 5-9 to 2-17. Very well done girls.


Good luck to the Junior Ladies who play Courcey Rovers in the first round of County Championship next Tuesday the 19th of July in Kinsale (time tbc). Please come out and support the girls in this local derby!!   This is a home game – lets show some #Serious Support for our Junior Ladies at this first round match. Wear your club colours – Come on the girls!


Another Possible Upcoming Fixture for our Junior Ladies:

Junior Championship V St. Vals

Monday 25th at 8pm, Away.

Please support the Girls!


Will be confirmed for definite closer to the date.



U6/U8/U10 Summer Fixtures:                                           submitted by Catherine Murphy

There will be no training over the summer months for this age group but there will be matches organised. There will be a summer League for U8s and U10s V Courceys (away before June 31st) Ibane Girls (Timoleague away by July 15th), Bandon (home by July 29th), Clonakilty (home by Aug 12th) and Valley Rovers (away by Aug 24th

Have a lovely summer and keep training in the back garden and practising your skills!!!



U7/U8/U9/10 Girls football match in Timoleague                      submitted by Catherine Murphy


Kinsale   V Ibane - Monday, July 11th 

Well done to the U7/8/9/10 girls who travelled to Timoleague on Monday to play against Ibane!
The girls played some super football and the teamwork between all the players was excellent. 
Thank you to all the supporters who came along in huge numbers and encouraged the girls from the sidelines. There are lots of photos on facebook of the matches so make sure to check them out.
Cionn tSáile Abú! 


The girls will play Bandon next at home in a few weeks. If you haven't been getting texts for this age group, make sure that you've registered or text Catherine for U10s on 0872168734 or Evelyn for U8s 0873502221



Cork                              submitted by Aisling Judge and Catherine Murphy

(1)Congratulations to Orla Finn who added another Munster title to her haul of accolades last Sunday when Cork beat Kerry on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-7 in Killarney. Orla scored 1-6 of Corks tally and was awarded player of the match, her second of this year following on from the national league final. Well done Orla!!

Orla’s  goal can be seen on the club facebook page. It was great to see some of the Underage girls down there supporting Orla too! 



(2)Best of luck to Sadhbh O'Leary in action with the Cork minors in the All-Ireland semi-final on Saturday, 16th Julyin Nenagh at 3.15pm.






Recent Match for Under 7s and U8s:                                                             submitted by Derval Kelly and Marguerite Maloney

Our fantastic girls played a 40 minute match against a very strong Kilbrittain side Wednesday night 13th, at the pitch.  Great blocking and team work on display. 
Girls kept up the fight to gain possession throughout the match. Even though they were disappointed at the end result they had fun playing and spirits were high at end of match. 

Training as usual Sunday! 


Weekly Lotto                                                                            report submitted by John Maloney


The Lotto Jackpot Numbers for last night's draw were;   10      21      25

Jackpot = €3,200

No Winner

Consolation Prize Winners;
€50:  Diane Collins
€30:  Paddy Ward
€20:  Willie Lineman

The Jackpot for Wednesday,  20-July-2016 is €3,300

This is a major Fundraiser for the club – please support if you can.  It’s a win-win, you support your club, and you could win a massive cash prize of  €3,300!

You can also become a subscriber to the Weekly Lotto.  By paying a certain amount, of your choosing up front, your numbers are automatically included in the draw every week for the time covered by your subscription. If you were a subscriber in the past and your subscription has now lapsed – it is very easy to start up again! New subscribers are of course very welcome.

For more details on how to become a new subscriber, or to re-new your subscription,  please contact John Maloney at 087-7656146 or email


You can now get your ticket during Sunday morning Training Sessions at the Main Pitch, Bandon Road.


Lotto tickets can also 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!



Additional Information:-


LGFA Summer Camps 

Please inform any player who wants to enrol for any of the camps to contact the relevant person in whichever club they wish to attend. The camps and contacts are listed below. Any registered LGFA player can attend any of the camps.


*Parents will have to register their daughter(s) on the first day of the camp. *


Orlagh Farmer will have the registration forms but if anyone would like to download the form its available on LGFA website.










Eithne Foley Buckley 087 6426185





Jim Ryng 086 6019189




Colum Kellegher 086 8332801




Lydia Kenny 087 6720573




Catherine Ring 0833498778




Mairéad Beausang 087 2352659




Paul O’Sullivan 087 2352659 or

Colette Moore 086 0698377



Camogie Competition:

Liberty Insurance are running a competition called ‘Liberty Insurance Squad Goals Challenge’. By videoing your Camogie skills your club may be in with a chance of winning €5,000 along with the chance of playing in Croke Park at the All-Ireland Final on September 11th.


We urge all club secretaries to spread the word to all their members and to get camogie players involved in this competition as it is a great opportunity for both the club and the individual.


For full details and how to enter go to:


Kind Regards,



Shane Redmond

An Cumann Camógaíochta

The Camogie Association


Tel: 01 865 8651




Sin é!  Till tseachtain seo chugainn .... J


That’s it!  Till next week……. J



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