Clonakilty GAA club has elected Pat Cahill as its new President in succession to the late and much missed Donal Cullinane. Pat will assume his role on September 1st next and will serve until the 2018 AGM, when he will be succeeeded by Tom Aherne of Connolly Street. After giving many years of loyal and dedicated service to the club Pat is a most popular and deserving choice. The club also elected John Forristal to serve in the office of President from 2018 to 2020
Clonakilty under 16 hurlers take on Kilbree in Ballinacarriga on SUNDAY, July 17th at 7-30pm in the West Region semi-final. PLEASE NOTE DATE
The annual table quiz to help fund the trip away, Galway this year, for our under 16 football team goes ahead in Ahamilla on Thursday, July 14th at 8pm and teams of 4 cost 20 Euro. All members are asked to support this venture
Clonakilty GAA club regrets to announce the death of our much-respected President, Donal CUllinane on June 2nd 2016. At a specially convened meeting of the club on Saturday. June 4th. many tributes, led by club Chairman Ger Mc Carthy, were paid to Donal on the sad occasion of his passing. His great contribution to the club over many decades, as a player, mentor and officer were recalled, and a vote of sympathy was passed to his family. As a mark of respect, all club activities were cancelled on Saturday, June 4th. May he rest in peace.
Everybody in Clonakilty GAA club would like to wish Liam O'Donovan and Mark White all the best in next Sunday's Munster Final against Kerry.
Well done to our two Cork minors, Mark White and Liam O'Donovan on their excellent contribution to Cork's win over Tipperary in the Munster Minor Football Championship on 13th April
Cork defeated "Reardens All-Stars" in a senior football challenge in Ahamilla on Sunday, January 17th 2016. Final score in a game marred by terrible weather conditions was 3-06 to 1-06
All officers, members and players are reminded that the Club VictoryDinner Dance and Medal Presentation night goes ahead in Ahamilla on Friday, January 22nd. Catering by Fernhill House Hotel. Drinks Reception at 7-30pm. Food served at 8-15 SHARP. Tickets cost 30 Euro each. Available from Haulie O'Neill's Butcher Shop, Shanley's Bar or Michael O'Mahony (086 8102208). Medals being presented to Junior A and Junior C hurlers, Under 21 footallers and Minor Footballers. Please support
Everyone in Clonakilty GAA club would like to congratulate club player, David Lowney, on winning the overall Celtic Ross Youth Sports Personality Award for 2015
Clonakilty GAA club has been honoured with the selection of seven of its players on the first ever West Cork Hurling All-Stars. Those selected were;Mark White, Denis Murphy, Pa O'Sullivan, Alan Murphy, Sean White, David Lowney and Thomas Clancy. Special comgratulations to David Lowney on also winning the Celtic Ross West Cork Spots Star award for November.
The A.G.M. of Clonakilty GAA club takes place on Sunday, December 6th. More details later. Under Age AGM takes place on Monday, November 30th
All are welcome to see the Cork senior camogie team training in Ahamilla on Sunday September 6th between 10am and 12 noon in preparation for the following Sunday's All-Ireland final. Supporters welcome to meet the players afterwards
Everybody in Clonakilty GAA Club would like to congratulate David Lowney after he became the first minor hurler from the club to represent Cork since 1966 when he lined out against Limerick in Pairc Ui Rinn on Wednesday, April 8th
The next underage disco will take place on Friday 10th April in the Imperial hotel. There will be spot prizes on the night also!
Clonakilty Junior A Hurlers have been drawn against Kilbrittain the first round of the championship, with the losers to play the losers of O'Mathunas and Plunketts. The Junior C hurlers have been drawn against Ballinascarthy in the semi-final of that championship. The under 21 hurlers will open the defence of their title against Dohenys. In football, the Junior A side will meet Caheragh, with the losers of that tie meeting the losers of Ilen Rovers and O'Mathunas. The Junior C footballers will met St. James, with the winners going on to meet the winners of the Bantry v Caheragh clash. The under 21 footballers open the defence of their title with a local derby against Carbery Rangers. The winners go on to meet the winners of the Bantry v Newcestown tie
As passed at recent club meeting, and in accordance with GAA Regulations, all persons involved in team management must be
1/ Garda Vetted
2/ Have completed Basic Coaching Course
3/ Signed Club Code of Conduct.
This applies to all persons who wish to act as coaches at Club GAA Camps. The application forms, including Garda Vetting Application Forms are available at reception in Ahamilla. They should be returned to the Lottto Box there for attention of Sinead Crowley. Strict confidentiality assured.Details of upcoming coaching courses will posted on this website shortly
The eagerly awaited launch of Tom Lyons' book "The Quest for the Little Norah" went ahead in the West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen on Friday, January 23rd and was a great success, with a very large crowd present.
Clonakilty Senior Ladies retained their 6th West Cork title with a comfortable win over near neighbours Rosscarbery in the final played at Ahamilla on Sunday 16/11/2014. Rosscarbery started the better and led 1-03 to 0-01 after 15 minutes with Clon struggling to break down a stubborn Ross defence. However goals from Juanita Brennan and Rosemarie Dullea left Clon leading at half time 2-03 to 1-04. The second half saw Clon take control in most sectors with the defence magnificent, none more so than the tigerish Rebecca McAree at corner back. With the defence on top Clon’s link up play was excellent with the middle diamond of Sinead O’Neill, Louise Collins, Claire and Aine O’Leary creating opportunities for the forward line who were not found wanting. Two goals from Ciara Ryan and another from the outstanding Rosemarie Dullea along with points from Ailbhe Dowling and Anna O’Hea left Clon comfortable winners on a final score of 5-11 to 2-05. Afterwards Clon captain Carol-Anne O’Donovan accepted the West Cork trophy to the delight of the home following. All the club officers, committee members, players and mentors would like to take this opportunity to wish Carol-Anne every good luck for her upcoming wedding. She is a great club person, a fantastic leader on the pitch and everyone wishes herself and Bernard a great day on December 5th and a wonderful life together. Panel: Martina O’Brien, Susie Forristal, Carol-Anne O’Donovan (Capt), Rebecca McAree, Niamh Deasy, Sinead O’Neill, Jenny Quinn, Claire O’Leary (0-01), Aine O’Leary, Beulah McManus (0-01), Louise Collins, Juanita Brennan (1-02) 0-2 frees, Rosemarie Dullea (2-00), Maura O’Brien (0-02) 0-01 free, Ciara Ryan (2-01), Ailbhe Dowling (0-02) 0-01 free, Anna O’Hea (0-02), Sue Downey, Caroline Dullea, Aoife Barry, Lydia Kenny, Grace McManus, Rebecca O’Sullivan, Orla Deasy Dunne, Leanne Calnan, Hollie O’Sullivan.
Pride of place goes to the Clonakilty U-13 girls footballers who won the West Cork U13b final in great style defeating a valiant St Colums team by 5-4 to 3-5. Both teams had met in an earlier round of the competition finishing in a draw on that occasion. Clonakilty knew they were in for a challenge and the game turned out exactly that. While there were many brilliant individual displays from Clonakilty players, this victory was based on a solid team performance encompassing all that is good in Ladies Gaelic football – skill, commitment and confidence in the players own ability. A huge effort was made by the girls in the lead up to this final and it was evident from this display that the girls embraced the style of play the mentors had wished them to play. From the very start, the game ebbed and flowed being played at a ferocious pace by both sides. Clonakilty went in at half time 2 points down. The girls decided that they were not going to go home empty handed and from the restart set down a marker to St Colums and turned the 2 point deficit to a lead that they would not relinquish. The Clonakilty backs put their bodies on the line and some vital saves by goalie Eve Murphy kept a brave St Colums team to just 2 scores in the second half. When the final whistle blew the Clonakilty girls celebrated but showed respect to the St Colums players who were likewise gracious in defeat. On return to Clonakilty, the girls paraded the cup through the town. These girls are the future of the Clonakilty Ladies Football Club and it was only right and proper that the girls were treated to food and refreshments for their efforts on the day and throughout the year. This was greatly appreciated by the girls who are now on a well deserved break, having brought the first piece of silverware to the Clonakilty Ladies Club this year. Team: Eve Murphy, Aoife Moloney, Ellen Lawlor, Eimear Walsh, Ciara Deasy, Tess Kelly, Laura O’Donovan, Abby Wycherley, Meabh O’Donovan, Chloe Allman, Kiya O’Mahony, Ailbhe Dunlea, Sinead O’Grady, Kelsey O’Mahony, Leah McAree (Capt). Sophie Sheehan, Grace Lawlor, Aine Downey,Aeisha Hurley. Team Mentors: John O’Grady, John Minihan, Mary Collins, Margo Harte, Finbar O’Mahony, Claire Hurley
The Club will hold a Halloween Disco on Friday the 24th October at 8.00pm in the Imperial Hotel. Admission to the Disco is €5.00, age is restricted from 8 to 14 year olds and it will be fully supervised. A shop will be open on the night selling sweets, crisps, soft drinks etc. Fancy Dress optional.
Congraulations go to our U13 girls and management on their recent success on winning the West Cork League Final on Sunday 12th last, when they defeated St. Colums in Kealkil. Well done to all involved. The Club will hold a Halloween Disco on Friday the 24th October at 8.00pm in the Imperial Hotel. Admission to the Disco is €5.00, age is restricted from 8 to 14 year olds and it will be fully supervised. A shop will be open on the night selling sweets, crisps, soft drinks etc. Fancy Dress optional.
On Saturday, 29th November 2014 Clonakilty GAA Club, in conjunction with Clonakilty Ladies Football Club and Clonakilty Camogie Club will hold a night of celebration to mark the fifth anniversary of the winning on the county senior football championship, county intermediate camogie championship and county junior ladies football championship (as well as Munster and All-Ireland junior ladies football championship) in the never-to-be-forgotten year of 2009. Players from all three teams, club members and all others are urged to attend what promises to be a wonderful night of recollection and memories. There will be an exhibition of photographs and newspaper cuttings from 2009 on display on the night. Food will be served and tickets are priced at just ten Euro each, available from all club members. Come along and support this Clonakilty GAA club initiative
Ladies Football Update 29/09.
Everyone at Clonakilty Ladies Gaelic Football Club would like to congratulate the Cork Senior Ladies and management whose incredible record continued yesterday at Croke Park when they snatched victory from a great Dublin team in the dying minutes. Special congratulations go to our own Martina O’Brien who played in goal and did herself, her county and her club proud on the day. It was an incredible game of football and just when we all thought it was not going to be their day, the Rebelettes dug deep and went from 10 points down with 15 minutes to go, to scoring 2-7 and winning by the narrowest of margins. It was an incredible comeback and made us all proud to be part of ladies football and especially Cork. Well done again to all concerned and especially to Martina, you are a great ambassador for our club and we all wish you continued success.