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  • Training Information 
  • €2 Weekly Lotto – the Backbone of our Clubs Finances.
  • Cork Senior Ladies Win All-Ireland / Orla Finn 6th All Ireland Medal.
  • Family Morning
  • Club Development Draw (AKA €100 Draw) – please support this major fundraiser for the club
  • Lost and Found Box – Last Chance to claim items!
  • On-Line Option (new gear available)
  • Men/Boys Hurling & Football  - Intermediate, Junior, Under 21, Minor and Boys Underage
  • Ladies/Girls Football – Junior, Under 21, Minor and Underage – Read about our newly crowned Junior A County Champions (see photo attached).
  • Camogie - Underage
  • Additional Information:  TG4 – a New Show.



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 





Underage Boys (U6 to U11) and Camogie are now finished until the Winter League Programme. Details on this to follow over the coming weeks.



Ladies/Girls Football Training (Underage Girls U6 to U12) – Cancelled for Monday, 3rdOctober.

Coaches will be in touch via text / whats app groups re further training dates and/or football blitz’s.



€2 Weekly Lotto – the Backbone of our Club Finances:


As the Weekly Update will be taking a break soon – we are taking this opportunity in the last one or two issues to once again promote our €2 Weekly lotto fundraising campaign.  Don’t forget there are plenty of locations around town where you can purchase your €2 ticket (see list of places below) or why not make life really easy and do it all on-line.


The €2 Weekly lotto is an integral part of the Club Finances - it is an ongoing fundraising campaign which requires a huge amount of commitment from its dedicated committee – who have the whole operation down to a fine art.  Total monies raised this year (2016), to date is €25,135 (up to last week). Prize money paid out is exactly €10,000 (one jackpot win of €6,200 and €3,800 in weekly consolation prizes).


Like all dwellings in Kinsale and indeed around the country, Kinsale GAA Club has bills to pay – ESB, Water, Refuse Collection, any works/repairs required at the grounds on Bandon Road etc.  The club also incurs other expenses, for example, when you see things like “this course is free to all coaches” or watch on as over 100 of our underage boys and girls get presented with their shiny new medals, when you see the Advertising Boards/Posters around the town promoting the club or a Fundraising Campaign, congratulating one of our teams; -  these are just some examples of where the €2 weekly lotto comes into play.  This on-going fundraiser is like the Weekly Wage of Kinsale GAA Club – keeping our day to day expenses in check, in a word keeping the club running.  And even more crucial, when we fundraise for our Club Development Project – it ensures that all monies raised can go directly to the Club Development Finances.


With usual Fundraising Campaigns – there is the big push and hard work for a  couple of weeks – but then the campaign ends.  However with the €2 Weekly Lotto it’s an on-going campaign (the hint is in the title :-)! And so it requires huge dedication from those running it – John Maloney, Eoin O Neill, Joe Coughlan and Declan O Sullivan and David Coughlan who also give a hand every week.  A sincere thank you must go to each and every one of these gentlemen for their continued efforts for Kinsale GAA Club.


So thank you all for buying your lotto tickets every week – you have raised an incredible €25,135 alone this year.  Keep buying those tickets, the jackpot is €4,400 currently – wouldn’t that be ‘a nice tidy sum to win’ !!!


Thank you.


Weekly Lotto                                                                            report submitted by John Maloney


The Lotto Jackpot Numbers for last Wednesdays (28th September) draw were;   04      07      18

Jackpot = €4,300

No Winner

Consolation Prize Winners;
€50: Jean Doran
€30: Geraldine Fitzgerald
€20: Eoin O'Neill

The Jackpot for Wed.  05-October-2016is €4,400

Still rolling over 4.4K now ………….. Make sure you get your ticket/s.  That Christmas Fund is getting bigger and bigger!!!
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  €4,400!

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


Lotto tickets can be purchased fromany 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!




Cork – Big Congratulations   - Orla Finn – you’re alegend                                                

Huge congratulations to Orla and the Cork Seniors who were crowned Senior All-Ireland Football Champions for the 6th time last Sunday. What a fantastic achievement. 


For Orla having won her 6th All-Ireland medal with Cork  it was then down to the more serious business of winning a County Title with her Kinsale Junior Team-mates last Tuesday night in Mourneabbey.  With the County secured - the Munster Junior Club Quarter Finals await tomorrow Saturday for the Junior Ladies, and the West Cork Senior team of which Orla is a member are playing in their Senior County Semi-Final on Sunday afternoon. However, because there are a few hours to spare before the Senior County! Orla is coming along to our Club Family Morning to meet everyone.  I’m feel tired typing about all these games!!!  Is there no end to this young lady’s dedication and loyalty.  Well Done Orla.


TG4 Feature on Orla Finn:

Have a look at this – It’s a feature on Orla Finn and it last just three mins. The part on Orla starts at about 5.50 mins into the video.




Club Family Morning


Our Newly Crowned Junior A County Champions will be there showing off their Cup! Come up to the pitch on Sunday to congratulate and show your support for our heroic Junior Ladies Football Team


Sunday, 2nd October, 2016


11am to 1pm approx. at the Main Pitch on Bandon Road.


With Very Special Guests – both of whom are Inter-County Players:

Our very own exceptional hero Orla Finn

Goalkeeper extraordinaire Anthony Nash



Come along and meet these GAA icons who will be spending the morning with us.

Everyone is very welcome at the GAA Pitch to enjoy Cakes/Buns, Sandwiches, Tea/Coffee – all free!! 


U6 to U10 - Mini Hurling & Football Games for Girls and Boys

U11 to Minor U18 – Hurling & Football Crossbar Challenge & Target Practicewith Anthony Nash.


Bucket Collection in aid of The Ciara O Brien Trust will be in operation throughout the morning 

We would encourage everyone to please give what they can to support Ciara.


Details for Family Morning:

Both boys (U6 to U10) and girls (U6 to U10) are welcome to take part on the day –mini-matches will be organised amongst their groups that will consist of 20 mins Hurling/Camogie and 20 mins Football approx. Therefore, all children must bring their Helmets, Hurleys, Mouth Guards and should also wear Shin Guards.  (Please see Schedule of matches at the end of this email).

(Tip:  Please tell your child to keep their Mouth Guard in their Sock when they are not  using it! It won’t get lost then!)


We have a fantastic line up of Guests of Honour this year with Orla Finn and Anthony Nash both coming along to spend the morning with us (as detailed above).   Orla and Anthony will meet and greet with all the children and parents on the day and will present a small token to each of the children as the teams finish their matches.  Each team and their coaches will also have a photo taken with our special guests, so if your child has a Kinsale top, don’t forget to wear it, or something Blue, if possible, is perfect too!

Our older Underage Players (U11s - U18s) and Coaches, will also meet our guests and have photos taken – plus Crossbar Challenge and Target Practice with Anthony Nash awaits!!!    Bring/Wear your club tops where possible – thank you.


As per last year the Marquee will be up and we will be serving Tea/Coffee, Drinks, Cakes, Buns and Sandwiches from here.  In keeping with tradition all refreshments are provided free of charge during the Club Family Morning :-).  The Marquee will be open for business from approximately 11.20am!!


To this end we are asking people, if at all possible, to please bring along a donation of Cakes, Buns, Sandwiches, a couple of packets of biscuits!  Any and all food donations on the morning would really be greatly appreciated – Donations of food can be dropped off for 11am if possible. (don’t forget to collect your plates etc afterwards!!).




The Family Morning will go ahead in whatever weather conditions are thrown at us  - last year the torrential downpours didn’t dampen the spirits in the slightest and all 200+ adults and children who came along had an absolutely great time. Bring the wellies, rain coats, warm jumpers and umbrella’s – but hopefully this year we will get some dry weather – we won’t push it and hope for Sun – just dry weather please would be brill!   

(Our preference is to go ahead regardless - it will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions – e.g. Thunder and Lightning, a Hurricane!!!!).


·      Parking:  

As   There will be a very large volume of people (children and adults) at the GAA Pitch for this event and in the interest of Public Safety (within the grounds and on the road outside) – we will be directing everybody to park in ‘Seanie’s Field’ – there will be stewards on the road to direct you. The entrance to the field is just below Sean O Callaghan’s house, as you go around the corner, on the right as you’re coming from Kinsale.  There is pedestrian access to the main pitch from this lower field

Again in the interest of safety for all, we would ask everybody to be mindful on the 2nd of October when driving to and from the pitch – to take their time and to be patient, as there will be a large of volume of traffic arriving/departing at more or less the same times. 


Club Development Draw Ticket Information:

There will be flyers handed out during the morning on the 2nd , which gives  details on one of the clubs major fundraisers, the Club Development Draw.  If you have any queries/questions – we will be happy to answer them.  Tickets will also be available to purchase.


Ciara O Brien Trust:

As mentioned above there will be a ‘Bucket Collection’ throughout the morning in aid of Ciara O Brien.  The Ciara O'Brien Trust was set up to help and support Ciara after a tragic accident in 2015 left Ciara paralyzed from the waist down.  The O’ Brien Family are heavily involved with Kinsale GAA Club and have been for many years (Coaching/Admin and playing Hurling and Football).  We are asking everyone to please give as much as they can to help support Ciara.  The Buckets will be located at a few different points throughout the top part of the pitch.   Many thanks in advance for your kind support.  Please click on the link below to go to The Ciara O Brien Trust Facebook page.



Face Painting:

There will be Face Painting for all the children throughout the morning :-)


·         We hope you will be able to come along and enjoy this Family Morning with us – we look forward to seeing you all there – fingers and toes crossed for dry weather!!!


IMPORTANT: Please read the following schedule and information:


Everyone is welcome to come along for the 11am start time – however, just to note that not all the children will start their games at 11am. Please refer to schedule below to see times:


·         Games will start at:



o        11.00am sharp for Boys U6 to U10 Hurling & Football


o        Girls:

o        11.15am sharp for Camogie U6 – U10


o        11.45am sharp for Girls Football for U6 - U10  



Older Underage Players:

·         11.30am (approx.) for Boys & Girls U11 up to Minor U18 (H & F CrossBar Challenge, Target Practice)

·         (once U6/7 are finished their games!)


As there are a lot of teams to organise, please ensure your child is on time – thank you. 



Club Development Draw (AKA the €100 Draw!) – Major Fundraiser for the Club

This draw raised €30,000 for the club last year – this is the clubs biggest Fundraiser of the year  – please support it and purchase a ticket if you can – Many thanks.


Tickets for this draw are now on sale. The draw is limited to 300 tickets and with €10,000 worth of cash prizes to be given away – it really is worth it.

Please contact the following people if you would like to support our club by purchasing a ticket for €100.  Please see Flyer Attached for more information.


Catherine Murphy           087-2168734

Sean O Callaghan             086-8104800

David Shortall                    087-6979089

Eithne Fitzpatrick             087-7551621

Mairead Cronin                 087-3238219


You can also arrange to purchase a ticket by replying to Emma on this email address or by calling to the desk during our Club Family Morning on 2nd October.


One ticket secures entry into 4 draws, with the first of the draws going ahead on the 14th  October – Venue TBC.  


Tickets can be purchased up front or a monthly direct debit can be arranged.


Many thanks in advance for your support for this annual major fundraiser for the club.



LAST CHANCE  Sunday 2ndOctober -  Lost and Found Box (including recent Cúl Camp Stuff):

Some lovely Cork Tops, a girls uniform, kinsale gear to name but a few of the items in the lost and found box.  Please go through this box if you have misplaced any gear. All unclaimed gear is off to St Vincents de Paul on Monday 3rd October!

The lost and found box at the club is now overflowing with items of clothing left at the pitch.  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 will be donated to the St Vincent de Paul Shop in Kinsale at the end of September.  Thank you.

Please make sure you go through the lost and found box if you are missing any items.  



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!




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


Intermediate Football                                        submitted by Derry Coughlan


The last game in the Intermediate Football League is: 


Kinsale  V   St. Nick's  

at 1.30pm on Sunday 2nd October – Dunderrow Pitch.


Why not head out to Dunderrow after the Club Family Morning and support our Intermediate Team for the last time this season. 



Junior B Football League Semi-Final                                        submitted by Brian Murphy

Kinsale played Valley Rovers at home in the semi-final of the Junior B football championship on a lovely autumn night last Wednesday week. Cheered on by a boisterous crowd Kinsale made a great start with a goal by Conan Dillon. After an action packed 1st half Kinsale led 1-6 to 2-2 at half time. The 2nd half provided a ding dong battle with the lead constantly changing hands. However Valleys struck the killer blows in the last 10 minutes scoring 2 goals and won on a score line of 4-9 to 1-11. Kinsale had 28 players togged out on the night and would like to thank all the players who made themselves available at such short notice.


Kinsale have a chance at redemption as they will play Crosshaven away in the semi-final of the League on Saturday 1st October at 2.30pm.   

Why not go along and support the lads in this semi-final –  a great build up before the All-Ireland Final later – you’ll be home in plenty of time!! 




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



Under 9:                                                             submitted by Mike Looney


Under 9s are  now Finished for our Summer Season, No more Tuesday evening or Sunday morning training.

Except for our Family day on Sunday 02nd October which we will be doing 20 Minutes of Hurling and 20 Minutes of Football.

Hurley, Helmet and gum shield required.

Please wear  squad tops or  Kinsale  colours and come and enjoy the  fun day, meet some Cork Gaa stars and sample some good food.


Under 9 End of Season Day Out

Last Sunday 26 Players and  7 coaches invented a new game called "Gaa  foot golf " , we had great fun on our day out and the pizza's disappeared in record time.

A big Thank You to Kinsale Footgolf  for hosting  a fun morning for the under 9s.

Lastly a big Thank you to the Parents, Players and Coaches of the Under 9s for making 2016 a fun year.


The Under 9  Whats app will be silent  from next week on!!!!


Thanks from the Under 9 Coaches



Under 10                                                           submitted by Brian Murphy


Recent Hurling and Football Games:

Kinsale players played Watergrasshill in hurling and Shamrocks in football over the last 2 Sundays. 

While conditions were not ideal for either game Kinsale battled on regardless. There were excellent performances in all areas and the improvements the players have made in the last year have been excellent. 

We are now finished the U10 league and would like to thank all the parents and supporters for coming to our games. 



Under 11                                                           submitted by Ciaran O Sullivan and Eithne Fitzpatrick


Upcoming Fixture:

Football Tournament in St. Michaels tomorrow Saturday, 1st October from 12 noon to 2pm.


End of Season Fun Day for U11s:

Trip to Spike Island on Sunday, 9thOctober! Details to follow via Text from Coaches.



Under 12                                                                           submitted by Sean O Callaghan


U12B East League Football Final 


Kinsale   V  Kilmurry

Sunday, 9th  October

In Kilmurry

Throw-in at 4.30pm


The entire Under 12 panel is invited to attend and tog out for this final.  Everyone contributed to the team reaching this Final.  A great achievement for everyone.



Under 13


Upcoming Fixture:

U13B East League Football Semi-Final 

No date/venue fixed as yet.



Under 14 (as per separate email sent this morning):                        submitted by Glynn Aherne


Boys U14A County Football Championship Semi-Final

Kinsale      V      Ibane Gaels

Sunday, 2nd October, 2016

In Kilbrittain

Throw-in at 11.45am


Having beaten Kiltha Og well to secure their East County Title last week – the team are on duty again this weekend as they look to proceed to a County Final.  They meet a strong Ibane Gaels team in the Semi this Sunday.


Unfortunately the date and time is clashing with our Family Fun Morning :-(   


If you are free on Sunday morningplease please please go along to Kilbrittain and show your #serious support for this U14 panel.  Everyone has been training and working very hard in preparation to get to the County Final – lots of support will help to drive the lads on in this Semi-Final on Sunday.


Everyone up at the Family Morning will be ‘willing the lads on’ and hopefully all our positive energy will make its way to Kilbrittain!


Don’t forget to wear your club colours – bring along flags and mascots  - lets show our support in big numbers for the lads and their coaches/mentors.


Chionn tSáile Abú!!!!


U14A East Cork Champions 

Well done to the U14 boys who are East Cork A Champions beating Kiltha Óg 3-07 to 1-06 last Saturday in Ballinlough.

Fantastic result. Congrats to you and your mentors. 

See Facebook for all the team photos.



Under 16                                                           submitted by Kevin Sheehan

Hard luck to the U16s who lost their recent Semi-Final in tough playing conditions.

Kilmurry 3-9 Kinsale 1-10. 

Thanks to the lads for all their efforts throughout the year.




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



Junior Ladies:                                                 


Junior A Ladies – County Champions 2016


Kinsale    V    Dromtarriffe             Final Score    4-17 to 1-14


Anyone in Mourneabbey last Tuesday night (27th Oct) were treated to an absolutely amazing performance by our Junior Ladies.  Within 2/3 mins they had their first score on the board and it went on from there.  Relentless in their pursuit of this County Title - nothing was left to chance – with perfect passing and movement of the ball – they left Dromtarriffe reeling.  

Dromtarriffe to be fair fought back hard and picked off some very good hard earned points but Kinsale were having none of it and kept the pressure up to extend their lead.  Dromtarriffe had a good spell early in the second half but again Kinsale rallied, stepped up another gear and you just got the sense that this was going to be Kinsale’s night - there was no way this County Title was going anywhere but back to Kinsale!


The only down-side was that  it was on so late (on a school night!) and that more people, especially our younger underage boys and girls didn’t get to see this outstanding display of football, determination and team work.


A great speech, from the heart, by Captain Aisling Judge finished off a perfect night.  A very proud occasion for everyone in Kinsale GAA Club.


Next year will see this team compete at Intermediate level – I’m sure the other teams currently at Intermediate level are not looking forward one bit to Kinsale joining their ranks:-)


Well done to the entire panel again, to the coaches and mentors  - Chionn tSáile Abú. See below the full Junior Ladies panel.

Coaches/Mentors 2016:

Micheal O Connor

Siobhan Noonan

Ger Finn

Gene O Callaghan

Chris Cronin


Players – Full Panel:

ChristinaBroderickOrla FinnAislingJudge, Neasa O LearyRebeccaMurphyAisling LeeDanielleMurphyLisaCopithorneLorraineCopithorneAoifeKeatingGraceCroninChristineKeohaneGeorginaBuckleySinéadKeatingClare TynerEllenMurphyMeadhbh O Leary, Caoimhe O Callaghan, Saoirse CrowleyEmma O BrienKelly MarieCrowleySadhbh O LearyHester Mc CarthyTracy Mc CarthyGeorgiaGouldNiamhSteensonCara O DwyerJulietteCroninNiamhCroninJenniferMurphyDara TynerFaye Ahern


Next up:


Munster Junior Club Quarter Final Championship

Kinsale   V  Austin Stacks (Tralee)

Saturday, 1st October 2016

in Dromtarriffe

Throw-in at 12.30pm


Please come along and support the girls in huge numbers as they look to get one step closer to achieving the next goal – Munster Junior Club Champions!  

Some #serious support from the side-lines will encourage the girls on.  

Don’t forget to wear the club colours – Flags and mascots very welcome:-)



Next up for 4 of our Junior Ladies:



Senior County Championship Semi-Final

West Cork   V   Mourneabbey

Sunday, 2nd October

in Kilmurray 

Throw-in at 4pm


Tracy, Sadbh, Orla and Aisling will all be lining our for West Cork in this Senior Semi-Final.  Come along and support girls on Sunday evening.



See photo/poster attached above.



Camogie:                                                                                        submitted by Edward McCarthy


All finished up with training for another season.  It’s hard to believe we now have 2 seasons under our belt.  There maybe some challenge blitz’s organised with local teams in the next week or so – Coaches will keep you informed via whats app messages/texts.


Also - Details will be sent out via text/whats app groups re the Winter League over the coming weeks.


Thank you to everyone - coaches/helpers/parents and our course all our fabulous players for all their hard work, commitment and dedication to our ‘fledgling club’ again this year.  So far so good!


Roll on 2017.



Additional Information – New TG4 Show:


Dia Dhuit, 


I'm emailing from Red Pepper Productions in Dublin & we're currently in pre-production with a new TG4 Fashion series. 

Would it be possible to circulate the information below amongst any of your Irish speaking players. 

The show is called Gléasta chun Féasta. The premise of the show features a resident panel, who consist of one Fashion Stylist + one Designer. Each week they'll be joined by a 'Guest Designer' who could work in any creative field such as Photography, Jewellery, Painting, etc.  


There will be one contestant  (one female) on the show each week who is looking to be styled for a big event they've coming up - This could be a Bride to Be looking for a wedding dress, maybe a Mother of a Bride, Graduation ceremony, 21st / 80th Birthday where the lady is looking for a nice gúna, Wedding Anniversary, a Teacher looking to be styled as her class makes their Communion / Confirmation, An Organizer of a big Charity event / ball that would like to look her best for the event, a Sportsperson who has an important event / ceremony coming up and so on......

So right now, I'm looking to cast these women - as I mentioned there, someone who speaks Irish & has an important occasion/ceremony coming up either this year or next year. Of course, someone that has a good personality too. 


Anyone interested and looking for more information, can email for the attention of Fiona Ní Chéirín. 

Go raibh maith agat,


Mise le meas,
Fiona Ní Chéirín

Red Pepper Productions




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