Everyone in Clonakilty GAA club sends congratulations to Sean White, centre-back on the Cork team that captured the Munster U 21 football title on April 9th 2014
Clonakilty GAA Club wishes to advise all its players/members and supporters to prioritise their health and well being by not in any way, directly or indirectly, participating in the "Necknomination" Craze that has claimed the lives of a number of young people in recent days. We urge you all to protect yourselves, your families and friends from the serious risks involved by not, under any circumstances nominating them to participate in this "game".
Clonakilty were awarded the prestigious "Buckley Financial Club of The Year" for 2013 at a Gala Dinner in Dunmanway on Friday, January 17th. Well done to all involved
To get the season off to a start, basketball training has been arranged for Friday nights in the Community Hall from 9.00pm to 10.00pm., commencing on Friday 24th January. All registered players are welcome and encouraged to attend where they will be coached by a qualified basketball trainer – whilst this training will brush down the cobwebs and enhance fitness it will also generate some fun and get the season up and running for 2014. It is free of charge and again we look forward to seeing you there in large numbers.
Everyone to complete registration form – to bring data up to date
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- Membership / Registration Payments to Registrar without delay
- Each Team Manager is responsible for collection of membership from player’s in his squad and completion of Membership forms immediately on commencement of training.
- Team Manager’s to supply Registrar ( Jim Murphy ) with team panel for 2014 to record
- Final date for membership payment is February 28th 2014 – or Player, Team’s first training / game whichever is the earlier.
- Notice re payment of membership 2014 to be put up in Home Team Dressing - room.
- Committee 2014 to pay membership by January 31st 2014 and complete forms .
- Special Circumstances : If person is unemployed or experiencing financial difficulties – each case will be treated in confidence.
- G.P.C. : Will meet if player Membership remains un-paid after February 28th 2014 to decide what action is required – and report back to Adult committee to action.
Clonakilty senior footballers defeated St Nicks on a score of 0-12 to 0-09 for the Con O Donovan Memorial Cup played in Bandon on Saturday, November 16th 2013 as part of the celebration by the host club to mark the 75th anniversary of the playing of the 1938 county senior football final between Clonakilty and St Nicks in Bandon, the only such final to have been played in Bandon.
Scoil na mBuachailli Clonakilty scored a tremendous win in the Sciath na Scoil football final by defeating Beaumont National School. Final score at the end of a thrilling game in Pairc Ui Rinn was 3-05 to 2-03. Congratulations from all at Clonakilty GAA club
Clonakilty and St. Nicks senior footballers will play a special challenge game, with the Con O Donovan memorial Cup at stake, in Bandon on Saturdar, November 16th at 3pm as part of a day of celebration in the Bandon club to mark the 75th anniversary of the playing of the 1938 County Senior Football Final in Bandon, the only such final to have been played in that town.
Clonakilty under 13 footballers scored a thrilling win over Rosscarbery in the West Region league final in Ahamilla on Tuesday, October 22nd. Final score was 1-09 to 1-08
Clonakilty minor footballers had a comfortable win over Milstreet in the county premier 2 football championship clash in Cloughduv on Tuesday, september 3rd. Final score was 1-19 to 0-07. Clon now meet Boherbue in the semi-final, with no definite date until after the minor hurlers have played their championship game on thursday, September 5th
Clonakilty GAA club is in the process of setting up a club museum and a room has been dedicated for this purpose in the sports complex in Ahamilla. Members of the public, whether involved in the club or not, are invited to donate items of interest either on temporary or permanent loan to form part of the exhibits. Already, a medal won by Tom Sutton with the 1892 football team has been kindly donated by his close relatives, the Ryan family. It is hoped that many other such memorabilia will be donated. The person to contact is Tom Lyons at 087.6425180 or club PRO, Fachtna Mc Carthy, at 087-6102033, or indeed any club member.
Why not have your summer get together in Ahamilla?
The ever popular Summer Camps will go ahead as usual in 2013. Enquire at Ahamilla at any time
Clonakilty Junior Ladies opened their league campaign on Saturday last (Mar 16th) with a good victory over Tadgh McCarthaighs. Clon found the net three times in the first 10 minutes courtesy of Jamie O’Regan, Lydia Kenny and Niamh O’Donovan. This great start plus a couple of fine points from Hollie Hayes enabled the team to play some very good football and with all the backs playing well as a defensive unit, Clon led 3-04 to 0-01 at half time. Fine displays by Aoife O’Neill, Jennifer White and the tenacious Faye Langley was the launch pad for further scores in the second half. Clon added 2 more goals from the accurate Ellen Hall and Caroline Dullea who also popped up with an excellent point from an acute angle. With Rosemary Dullea and Grace McManus working hard at midfield Clon ran out winners on a scoreline of 5-05 to 0-01. This was a good display to start the season and it was particularly encouraging to see the younger players showing up so well. Panel: Anna O’Hea, Sue Downey, Aoife O’Neill, Faye Langley, Lydia Kenny (1-0), Niamh Desmond Collins, Jennifer White (Capt), Rosemary Dullea, Grace McManus, Caroline Dullea (1-1), Ellen Hall (1-1), Hollie Hayes (0-2), Niamh O’Donovan (1-0), Jamie O’Regan (1-1), Mary Jo Williams, Alice O’Donoghue, Erin Ryan.
Championship draws for 2013 see Clonakilty junior hurlers taking on St. James of Ardfield in round one. Losers play Ballinascarthy or St. Colums. In Junior A football Clon play Barryroe. Losers play either Mathunas or Ilen Rovers. In under 21 football Clon play Newcestown. The junior B footballers received a bye while the junior C hurlers play Kilbree.
Clonakilty were defeated by Douglas on a score of 0-11 to 0-07 in the league game played in Ahamilla
Clonakilty retained their West Cork under 21 football title in emphatic fashion on Friday, April 4th by virtue of a comprehensive win over a gallant, but very youthful Castlehaven side. Conditions were dreadful but this did not deter a very large crowd from turning up to witness an eagerly awaited clash. The admission fee of eight Euro did not go down well with spectators in the wet and miserable gloom that prevailed before the throw-in. Clon were favourites for this title but the players and management did not let this affect their approach and it was a well prepared, focussed and hugely determined team that took the field. Unfortunately, the continuous rain from lunchtime onwards made conditions underfoot very difficult and players on both sides found it very hard to keep their footing. Clon played into the dressing room goal in the first half and dominated play early on. However, possession was regularly turned over in the frantic early exchanges and scores were at a premium. What wind there was seemed to favour the Castlehaven side but it was Clon, courtesy of a well taken point from play by Jack O Mahony, who finally got the first score after nine minutes. Castlehaven responed with a pointed free from their only scorer on the night, Eoin Dennehy after eleven minutes. Clon then hit a purple patch and totally dominated possession thanks to magnificent play from Sean White and Cian Crowley in the middle. They won every kick-out and supplied the forwards with a huge supply of ball. O'Mahony pointed a great free from 35 metres after thirteen minutes and another equally good one two minutes later. A further seven minutes elapsed without any score, despite numerous dangerous attacks from a dominant Clon side. Johnny Leahy pointed from play after 22 minutes but, despite being outplayed, Castlehaven had the margin down to the minimum at the break following pointed frees in the 25th and 30th minutes. Clon supporters were a little uneasy at the break, having watched their team go in only one point to the good despite having monopolised possession.
An even more determined Clon side emerged for the second half and within a minute the lead had been extended courtesy of a Jack O Mahony point after Leahy had seen his shot for goal saved from point blank range. After a further six minutes Clon finally extended their margin with a good point from the ever dangerous Sean Mc Evoy, a player who casued endless problems for the opposition throughout. Gearoid Barry pointed from play three minutes later and there was finally some daylight between the teams. It was becoming noticeable that the younger and lighter Castlehaven players were starting to wilt in the extremely testing conditions. The Clon mid-field pair of Sean White and Cian Crowley continued to dominate against all opponents and Clon were enjoying a complete monopoly of possession. In the dreadful conditions it was proving difficult to convert this possession to scores. A few quick counter attacks by Castlehaven were repelled by the eager beaver Clon backs and this lifted the large Clon following. The team responded in style. Leahy pointed magnificently from play and this was followed by another free from O'Mahony. Sean White got in on the act with a point from play after 18 minutes and Leahy added a tremendous point from a free out near the right hand side line. He quickly followed with an even better point from play and both he and O'Mahony added further points and Clon were in complete control as the game fizzled out to its inevitable conclusion. Clon could afford the luxury of replacing some of their stronger players as they emptied their bench, with no apparent weakening of their team. The final score was 0-14 to 0-03, remarkably similar the score in the previous year's final when Clon defeated the same opposition by 0-12 to 0-03. There were great scenes of jubilation as the cup was presented to Clon's outstanding captain, Colm Sheehy by John Corcoran, Chairman of the West Cork Board. For Clon, Aidan Collins was soundness personified in goal, as he has been all year. All six backs were magnificent, snuffing out every attack and rarely resorting to fouling opponents. The mid-field pair of Sean White and Cian Crow;ley were inspired on the night, dominating for the hour against a succession of opponents. Some of the fielding was of the highest standard and a joy to behold, especially considering the conditions. Each Clon player in a lively and ever-dangerous attack did well, with the play of Jack O Mahony and Johnny Leahy really catching the eye. O 'Mahony distributed the ball well and quickly, and was the starting point of so many of the attacks. Leahy was dangerous throughout and took his scores with real aplomb. Sean Mc Evoy, just out of juvenile ranks, fully justified his inclusion and was a constant thorn in the Castlehaven defence. Gearoid Barry, Ian Falvey and Jack Cowhig had fine games and the attack also benefitted greatly from the introduction of J.P. Maughan, whose strength and intelligent use of the ball was a significant help in converting Clon's dominance to scores in the final quarter. Eoin Deasy, Jack Barrett, Colm Crowley and Ross Mannix were also introduced to good effect. Also on the panel, but not needed on this occasion, were, Eoin Ryan, Niall Mc Carthy, Ciaran Crowley, Eoin O Neill, Darragh Mc Cullagh and Paul O Regan. Team; Aidan Collins, Colm Sheehy(Capt.), Cian O Donovan, Tiarnan O Connell, Martin Scally, Kevin Cormican, Josh Henry, Sean White, Cian Crowley, Ian Falvey, Gearoid Barry, Jack O Mahony, Johnny Leahy, Jack Cowhig and Sean Mc Evoy. Scorers; Jack O Mahony, 0-06 (0-2 f), Johnny Leahy, 0-04 (0-1 f), Sean Mc Evoy, Sean White, Ian Falvey and Gearoid Barry 0-1 each.
After the game the team returned to Clonakilty and did a circuit of the town to great acclaim. Refreshements were then served in Ahamilla by Carmel Calnan and her band of helpers. A great night was had by all, though the celebrations were sensible and restrained, with players and management focussed on the county campaign ahead. On the following, Saturday, night the players and management were the guests of the the Quality Hotel and Leisure Centre where a complimentery barbecue was laid on. It was a generous and much appreciated gesture by long standing supporters and sponsors of Clonakilty GAA club.
Clonakilty under 21 footballers retained their West Cork title in emphatic style on Friday, April 4th by virtue of a 0-14 to 0-03 win over Castlehaven.