The Clonakilty Ladies Football Club & Ahamilla are proud to host the Cork Senior Ladies Football panel, led by our own Martina O'Brien who will train on Sunday morning at 11.00am in Ahamilla. Come along and support and meet these amazing ladies who are contesting their 9th All-Ireland Final in a row on Sunday 27th in Croke Park. Good luck to all involved.
The Club would like to wish the U16 girls, trainers and mentors the very best of luck in the County Semi-Final on Friday 19th @ 6.30pm in Redmonds Pitch when they take on Kanturk. Best of luck girls
The U16 girls played Na Piarsaigh on September 13 in Ahamilla in the county quarter final winning on a scoreline 3-14 to 0-04. This was by far Clon’s best performance of the year with every player from 1 to 20 giving their all on the day. There were excellent displays all round beginning with Eabha Walsh in goal giving an exhibition of kicking to set up many of our attacks. Our defence was well marshalled by Captain Aoife Barry with great assistance from Anna McCarthy, Sue Downey, Katie O`Connor, Lauren A. O`Sullivan & Meabh Deasy. The towering figures of Hollie O`Sullivan & Ciara Ryan dominated midfield & as the score suggests our forwards were on fire with Leanne Calnan giving a wonderful display of goal scoring and point taking, ably assisted by Orla Lowney, Lauren S.O`Sullivan and the impressive Madelyn Hughes on the wing. All roads lead to a county semi final on September 20th against Kanturk. Time and venue to be confirmed when knows. The U8s and U10s went to Passage West on Saturday to compete in a blitz and had a very successful day. These girls have had a great year, huge numbers of girls training and everyone having lots of fun which is the main objective at this age. . Date for the Diary: Halloween Disco on Friday 28th November
Clonakilty Senior Ladies bowed out of the County Senior B championship on Sunday evening (Sept 7th) in Kilmurry when they were beaten in the semi final by Donoughmore. A Donoughmore goal after 12 minutes proved decisive in the first half and Clon were unable to bridge the gap and went in at half time trailing 1-05 to 0-04. The second half took on a similar pattern with Clon having an equal amount of possession but always seemed to be faced by a black wall of Donoughmore defenders. Donoughmore found their scores a bit easier to come by and ran out winners on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-08. Martina O’Brien gave her usual solid performance in goal and all 6 backs defended stoutly with Rebecca McAree having one of her best outings yet in a Clon jersey. The O’Leary sisters worked hard in midfield and the forwards with Beulah McManus giving a wholehearted effort, toiled hard without always having success. Clon still have to defend their West Cork Senior title which should be coming up shortly. Panel: Martina O’Brien, Aileen McCarthy, Carol-Anne O’Donovan (Capt), Rebecca McAree, Niamh Deasy, Sinead O’Neill (0-01), Susie Forristal, Claire O’Leary (0-01), Aine O’Leary (0-01), Beulah McManus (0-01), Jenny Quinn, Ciara Ryan (0-01), Louise Collins, Ciara McCarthy, Maura O’Brien (0-03) 0-01 free, Rosemary Dullea, Caroline Dullea, Aoife Barry, Hollie O’Sullivan, Ellen Hayes, Lydia Kenny, Ailbhe Dowling, Juanita Brennan, Rebecca O’Sullivan, Orla Deasy Dunne, Leanne Calnan.
Clonakilty will play Carbery Rangers in the quarter final of the Co Senior Footall C/ship on Sunday Sept 21st at Enniskeane @ 6pm
Congratulations to our U21 hurlers who beat Dohenys in the final on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-07 in a game which we trailed at half-time.However in the second half we upped the intensity, held our opponents to just one point and went on to win convincingly at the end.Well done to the team and management. 1 David Walsh 2 Colm Sheehy 3 Ciaran Crowley 4 Eoin Deasy 5 Martin Scally 6 Sean White 7 Eamonn Downey 8 Cian O Donovan 9 Duncan Lehane 10 Eoin Ryan 11 Kevin Cormican 12 David Lowney 13 Eoin O Neill 14 Jack O Mahony 15 Sean McAvoy Subs Ian Falvey,Ross Mannix, Emmet O Gorman, Tiarnan O Connell Selectors David O Leary, Mike Harrington, Charlie Vaughan, Seamus O Brien
Junior A hurling c'ship q/final, Clonakilty v Newcestown in Ballinascarthy, August 3rd at 7 pm
The recent death of Flor Hayes in London at the age of 70 has evoked considerable sadness and nostalgia among GAA followers everywhere, and especially in his native Clonakilty. Long before the word "superstar" came into common usage Flor Hayes was truly a superstar on the playing fields.
All teams are now up and running and training very hard for what will hopefully be a very successful season for the Club. The Senior Ladies have completed their league campaign and are awaiting Championship Fixtures for the season ahead. The U14 girls are the only other team in competitive action so far this year. Most other competitive action is on hold due to exams both at Secondary School and University Level. The May Bank Holiday disco was a big success and was enjoyed by all who attended. Our congratulations and best wishes go to Martina O’Brien, Aine O’Leary, Beulah McManus and Ciara Ryan who are again playing their part both at County and University level. Ciara Ryan played with the Cork U16’s recently when they defeated Waterford in the Munster Final on a scoreline of 1.15 to 1.14 and best of luck to Martina O’Brien, Aine O’Leary and their team mates in the forthcoming National League Final against Dublin on May 10th.
Clonakilty Senior Ladies collected their first win of the season with a comfortable victory against a young Donoughmore side on Friday April 11th in Ahamilla. Clon started brightly and a goal from Maura O’Brien gave Clon an early lead and despite a number of wides they tacked on points from Claire O’Leary, Ciara Ryan and Lydia Kenny to lead at half time 1-08 to 0-03. Clon’s backs were well on top epitomised by outstanding performances by Niamh Deasy and Rebecca McAree. A goal from Aine O’Leary early in the second half killed the game as a contest. With Louise Collins being the focal point of the attack Clon added on points from Jenny Quinn and a cracker from Ellen Hayes which left the final score Clon 2-13 Donoughmore 0-05. Team: Anna O’Hea, Aoife O’Neill, Carol Ann O’Donovan (Capt), Rebecca McAree, Niamh Deasy, Sinead O’Neill, Aileen McCarthy, Claire O’Leary (0-01), Lydia Kenny (0-02), Jenny Quinn (0-02), Aine O’Leary (1-05) 0-02 frees, Ciara Ryan (0-01), Maura O’Brien (1-01), Louise Collins, Ellen Hayes (0-01).
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 Senior Ladies travelled to Eire Og on Sunday March 30th to take on the locals in the Senior League. Clon played against the breeze in the first half and got off to a great start with a goal from Ciara Ryan. However as the half wore on Clon found themselves under increasing pressure from a lively Eire Og outfit. At half time Eire Og led 2-07 to 1-01. Clon battled well in the second half and took some fine scores from Carol Ann O’Donovan, Sinead O’Neill and a good goal from Jenny Quinn narrowed the gap but they were unable to get close enough. Final score: Eire Og 2-12 Clon 2-06. This was a decent performance considering that Clon had 16 players 3 of whom were carrying injuries. Special mention also to Martina O’Brien, Aileen McCarthy, Aine O’Leary and Maura O’Brien in a brave team performance. Panel: Team: Martina O’Brien, Aoife O’Neill, Carol Ann O’Donovan (Capt) (0-02, 0-01 free), Rebecca McAree, Niamh Deasy, Sinead O’Neill (0-01), Susie Forristal, Claire O’Leary, Beulah McManus (0-01), Aileen McCrathy, Aine O’Leary, Ciara Ryan (1-00), Maura O’Brien, Jenny Quinn (1-02, 0-1 free), Ellen Hayes, Louise Collins.
Clon Senior Ladies continued their league campaign when they entertained reigning county champions St Val’s in Ahamilla on Saturday 22ndMarch. Clon played with the strong wind in the first half and more than held their own against a very useful Val’s outfit. Again Martina O’Brien showed her class in goal while the backs as a unit were outstanding, epitomised by captain Carol Ann O’Donovan and Jenny Quinn who caused a lot of problems for the St Val’s defence when moved to the forward line in the second half. A fine goal taken with aplomb by Anna O’Hea and a nice point by young Ciara Ryan left the half time score... Val’s 1-06 Clon 1-03. Clon were under pressure for a lot of the second half but never left the heads drop. This was an encouraging performance by Clon and bodes well for the future. Final Score: St Val’s 1-15 Clon 1-04. Panel: Martina O’Brien, Aoife O’Neill, Jenny Quinn (0-01), Rebecca McAree, Niamh Deasy, Sinead O’Neill, Susie Forristal, Claire O’Leary, Lydia Kenny (0-01), Louise Collins, Juanita Brennan (0-01, free), Rosemary Dullea, Maura O’Brien, Anna O’Hea (1-00), Caroline Dullea, Aileen McCarthy, Ciara Ryan (0-01), Carol Ann O’Donovan, Aine O’Leary, Ellen Hayes.
Clonakilty Senior Ladies travelled to Mourneabbey on Friday March 14th to take on the locals in the first league game of the season. Clon played with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half and despite a lack of serious pre season training put in a fine performance on the night. Some fine free taking by Juanita Brennan and a cracking goal from Jenny Quinn had Clon 2 points ahead coming up to half time. But a Mourneabbey goal just before the break had Clon trailing 1-06 to 1-05 at the short whistle. Special mention to the 6 Clon backs who formed a very tight unit especially in the first half and of course Cork goalkeeper Martina O’Brien who pulled off some fine saves throughout the match. Clon battled very well in the second half thanks to the hard working Beulah McManus and Aine O’Leary. Points from Beulah McManus, Maura O’Brien and Grace McManus meant Clon trailed by only 5 points 2-11 to 1-09 with 9 minutes remaining. But they tired late on and with no substitutes to bring on, eventually lost on a scoreline of 2-16 to 1-09. Team: Martina O’Brien, Aoife O’Neill, Carol Ann O’Donovan, Rebecca McAree, Niamh Deasy, Sinead O’Neill, Susie Forristal, Claire O’Leary, Beulah McManus (0-01), Louise Collins, Aine O’Leary, Juanita Brennan (0-04) 0-02 frees, Maura O’Brien (0-01), Jenny Quinn (1-02), Grace McManus (0-01). Next Senior Fixture: Clon V St Val’s in Ahamilla on (Saturday 22nd March) @ 5.00 p.m.
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