Kinsale GAA

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Co. Cork

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Kinsale GAA Club – One Club One Vision!

Big History – Big Future

GAA Hurling & Football - Underage & Adult

Ladies Football – Underage & Adult

Camogie– Underage & Adult (new club in operation since 2015)

Blue Haven Collection – Official Sponsors of Kinsale GAA Club

Packed full of news this week – please take a few minutes to have a read through to make sure you are up to date with all the comings and goings of Kinsale GAA Club!!! :-)!

· Registration

· Intermediate Mens Football League Match at home

· Club received Gold Accreditation Award for third time

· Save the Dates!!! Lots of news here :-)!

· Field Committee

· Join the Kinsale GAA Family – Adult & Underage Players

· Scór na bPáistí this weekend

· Indoor Hurling Blitz for local Primary Schools – big success

· 10Mile Road Race

· Congrats to Kinsale Community School

· South East Match Passes on sale now

· Additional Information – Cork GAA Seminar

Registration / Paid up Membership:

It is very important that all players are fully paid-up members of the club to be (1) covered by club insurance in the event of injury/incident and (2) to be eligible for selection for all matches/blitzes. You can register On-Line by going to our website and click on the Membership button.

Thank you.

Intermediate Mens Football League at Home next Sunday:

A super first League win for Season 2019 last Sunday saw our Intermediate Men beat Glenville away by a goal (FT Glenville 10points, Kinsale 1-10) - a great start to the league campaign.  Next Sunday is a home draw for Kinsale and it would be great to get lots of support on the sidelines and encourage our Intermediates to another big win.

Cionn tSáile Abú.




Sunday, 10th February 2019

Throw-in at 2.00pm

Venue – Dunderrow Pitch

(Home Draw)


As you know our Club has once again been conferred the GOLD ACCREDITATION AWARD for the 2018 Benchmarking 2020 Vision initiative.  This is a fantastic achievement for the club and recognises that Kinsale GAA is now up there with some of the best.  

This award is testament to all the hard work being done by all our dedicated and fantastic coaches across all sections of our wonderful club. Our coaches commitment is always above and beyond the call of duty so it’s brilliant to see this hard work honoured and recognised by this prestigious award.

Huge thanks and recognition must also go to all our very hardworking committees who are busy working away in the background shaping the path of Kinsale Gaa’s future and contributed enormously to receiving this award.

Special thanks to Brian Murphy our Club Development Officer who co-ordinated this project - his drive and commitment is endless in working for the club.

Photo of award presentation from Cork County Board Coaching Officer Ronan Dwane is on Facebook.

Save the Dates – Sensational News , Hot off the Press – skip over at your peril!!!

Be sure to save the dates for these 3 great social events!

(1)First up on Friday, March 8th, we will celebrate the success of 2018 in the Blue Haven with our Social & Club Awards Night.  Tickets available from Reception in the Blue Haven at the exceptional good value of €20 per person

This price includes a sit down, 2 course meal, followed by music. There are a limited number of tickets available so don’t miss out!  See Poster attached above.

Function will start at 7.30pm sharp,

This is an over 18s event.

(2)Kinsale GAA Golf Classic – In aid of Boys & Girls Underage Football and Hurling/Camogie:

Get practising:-)   

– the Golf Classic is coming up on 24th May 2019.  Plenty of time to practice to ensure a win and claim those all-important ‘bragging rights’ :-) :-):-)!!!  More details will follow in the next month or so.

The club are looking for volunteers to help out with this very important Fundraiser – the hardworking committee are in great need of more help with organising, helping to encourage more teams (Ladies and Mens) to enter the event etc etc.  Please if you have some spare time to help with this event can you please contact Laurence Murphy on 087-9056737 or reply to this email (Emma).

Many thanks everyone.

(3)Time to ‘Wow’ Kinsale Town once again:

November, may seem like a long time away but the Club is already planning our next fundraising event!! Remember the fantastic, talk of the town, Kinsale Come Dancing and KinSync (Lip Sync) Events ……

Well this year  ………………...Drum Roll please……………………..

Kinsale GAA is aiming for the ‘Stars’ as the Club plans to take on Hollywood! Intrigued, Curious……….Watch this space people !!!!

“Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kinsale anymore!!!!” 

Field Committee:

Are you someone who always wanted to volunteer and help out Kinsale GAA Club…………..but Coaching/Training or becoming involved in the Admin side of things namely committees/attending meetings is just not your ‘cup of tea’ or time constraints don’t allow it …………well the following might just be for you!

The club is looking for volunteers to help out with the up-keep/maintenance of the pitches on a regular basis.  This would involve cutting the grass, lining the pitches for matches and in general keeping the grounds at Bandon Road and Dunderrow in good condition (all machinery etc provided by club). This job can be shared between as many people as possible and people could arrange their own times for helping out when it suits them.

If this sounds like the ‘type of help’ you would enjoy doing for Kinsale GAA – please contact Laurence Murphy on 087-9056737.  With the Season already underway it would be great to get more people involved in helping out.  Thank you.

New Players always welcome to join our Kinsale GAA Family:

Adult Players Ladies and Men - Looking for a new way to enjoy getting active and fit, meet new and interesting people and be part of a team environment !!  Well look no further than Kinsale GAA Club.

If you have played before great stuff you can hit the ground running! If you have never played before or if it’s been a few years since you dragged out those football boots from the back of the cupboard :-) not to worry, come along to training, No matter what your level is - there will be plenty of help, advice, craic and encouragement on hand to get you settled in and started….. if you don’t try, you’ll never know!  

Did you know that our club has the following adult teams who are always looking for new players to join up:

Senior Ladies Football

Intermediate Mens Football

Junior A Mens Hurling

Junior B Mens Football

Junior C Ladies Camogie

Junior C Ladies Football

Under 21 Ladies Football

Under 21 Mens Hurling & Football

If you would like more information or would like to get involved please contact:

John Martin Nyhan on   087-6025318       for Adult Mens Teams

Eithne Fitzpatrick on       087-7551621       for Camogie Team

Catherine Murphy on    087-2168734       for Ladies Football Teams

Go on, give it a go ………………unleash the GAA player within!!!

Underage Boys and Girls – born 2014 & 2013 upwards to 2001

We are of course always on the look-out for future stars.  If you have a star player at home that would love to try GAA – we would be delighted to see them at the pitch.  Again no previous experience is needed – come along and join in the fun at Training.

Underage Training U5/6 to U12 will be starting up towards the end of February/early-mid March

Underage Training U13 to Minor U18 – some teams have started training already.

For all Underage enquiries (Boys & Girls) please contact Emma O Callaghan on 086-3926527.

South East Scór na bPáistí:

Semi-Finals this weekend for our local schools

We wish all the pupils and teachers the very best of luck as they proudly represent their Schools and Kinsale GAA Club.

Scoil Naomh Eltin and Gaelscoil are up first in Ballinspittle, tomorrow Friday 8th February @ 7pm.

While Summercove and Dunderrow take to the stage on Saturday 9th February in Ballinhassig @ 2.30pm.

Lots of support would be fantastic at these two venues to give these young talented musicians every encouragement.

Recent Indoor Hurling Blitz:

Well done to all our local primary schools who took part in the Club Indoor Hurling blitz recently in Sáile. Congrats to Dunderrow who defeated Scoil Naomh Eltin in the final. This was Dunderrow’s first time winning this Blitz and also Scoil Naomh Eltin’s first time to reach final.  There was some great talent on show. Great credit is due to all the Schools and to Kinsale Underage GAA who are doing Trojan work. Special thanks also to Anthony Shannon who is coaching in all our national schools in Kinsale and to Micheal O Connor for organising the blitz! Well done to all the schools; Dunderrow, Naomh Eltin, Summercove and GaelScoil Cionn tSáile.

Kinsale 10 Mile - Stewards needed to help along the route etc.

RiverStick/Kinsale AC & Kinsale Tri Club are hosting a 10 mile Road Race on Sunday, 24thFebruary (see Poster attached above). They are looking for volunteers to help them with Stewarding along the route, traffic, parking and at the start and end of the race.

The Race starts at 12noon but Volunteers would be needed from 10am.

If you are available to help out with this great local event that would be fantastic – there are a lot of Kinsale GAA Members involved with these clubs and indeed in organising this event, so it would be great if people could please help out if they can.

You can contact Sinead O Regan on (087) 744 7113 if you can give a hand on the day.

Many thanks everyone.

Congrats to Kinsale Community School:

The KCS Under 14 Boys had a great win today Thursday, 7th February in their Hurling Championship.  They beat Colaiste Chríst Rí on an impressive score line of 5-9 to 1-4.  Well done to all the pupils and teachers involved.

Kinsale GAA were very well represented on the team with a number of our players starting.

South East Board Match Pass available:

These passes are available now and are valid for ALL South East GAA Matches;

€30 per person

€50 per couple

Contact Pat O Leary if you would like to purchase one of these season passes on 087-9904946.

Additional Information:

Cork GAA Announce Details of Youth Forum

Cork GAA have unveiled details of a forum for youth players who are aspiring to perform at senior inter county level in the future.

Pairc Ui Chaoimh will host a unique event on Sunday 10th February with an audience drawn from Ladies Football, Camogie and the GAA’s development squads. Players will get advice on nutrition, lifestyle management along with insights in to how county stars such as Rena Buckley and Stephen McDonnell deal with the good and bad days that  inter county players encounter. 

Chairman of the Cork Health & Well Being Committee, Des Cullinane, pointed out that many of our best club players come in to development squads and may not be the best players in this environment. “Some players can find this difficult to handle and may suffer confidence issues. This forum aims to highlight coping mechanisms for players. Much of our training is centred around the skills of the game, team play and tactics. This forum aims to delve in to areas that traditionally would not be addressed within the squads structure but are just as important in terms of getting the desired performance on the field.”

The forum will also focus on the adult mentors who look after the development squad programmes. Multiple All Ireland winning manager Eamonn Ryan will address the coaches on player management. Of particular attention here is around communication to players within squads but also those who are not selected and how to manage these situations.

The event is sure to be a big success with large numbers of youths expected to attend. Red Fm have come on board as media partners and Cork GAA wish to thank them for their support and coverage of the event.


 At the launch of the Cork GAA Health & Well Being Youth Forum were Patrick Doyle Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Des Cullinane Cork Health & Well Being Committee Chairman, Kevin O Callaghan County Games Manager and Ruairi O Hagan Corks Red Fm.

February 10th 2019 Páirc Ui Chaoimh at 4.45 pm.

5pm: Stephen McDonnell” My Journey to being an elite player”


5.45pm:   Session 1 Steven Casey “Lifestyle & Nutrition for the Active Teenager”

6.30pm:  Session 2 Conor Quinlan “Understanding Mental Health & the Importance of an Athletes Mindset”. 


 5.45pmL Session 1 Jennifer Hayes “Inside the teenage mind: Psychological Tips for Mentors“

7.15 pm: Brid Stack, Rena Buckley & Eamann Ryan – Panel Discussion

  6.30pmL Session  2  Eamann Ryan- Managing Players 

8. 00 pm – Close 

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