October 31st was a beautiful autumnal day in Donoughmore this year. It was as if the Gods were smiling on us as that was the day the Club commemorated the late Owen McCarthy (former Chairman) by hosting the Owen McCarthy U14 hurling tournament. Four teams were involved: Laochra Og, Lee Gaels, Donoughmore and Grenagh. Each team played three matches and the fourth was the final match.. All four teams were well matched which provided the spectators with great excitement.
Donoughmore met Lee Gaels in the Final. Even though both teams were visibly tired, neither flagged. Nevertheless, we won by a narrow margin: 2,9 to 2.8. The McCarthy family: Breeda, Owen and Ann were present to the cup to Dylan Colgan, captain. Every member of the four panels of players received a commemorative medal.
It was fitting that Ger and Tricia O'Rourke were also present for the tournament as Ger authored the 'Official Opening and Blessing of Pairc Eoin Mhic Charthaigh' publication in June 2002.
As you can imagine, the tournament lasted a few hours. The generosity of parents and supporters meant that we were in a position to provide hospitality for all involved. The quality of the home baking and sandwiches provided would rival any bakery/bistro in Ireland.
The participating teams:
Our U14 Championship team played a magnificent game of hurling under the watchful eye of coach John McSweeney in Shanbally vs Ringaskiddy on Thursday evening August 20th. The atmosphere was tense with an almost level score at the end of the first half (Dmore 3:5, Ringaskiddy 3:4). In the second half, and despite the sun being in their eyes, Daragh MacSweeney and Eddie Murphy were dominant in defence. Sweeping moves from Stephen Horgan, and Mark Lucey ensured Donnachadh Morrissey, Jim Donovan and Eoin Dinan had a plentiful supply of shots they transferred into scores. Goalie Eolan Forde prevented Ringaskiddy from scoring anything in the second half except one point. All three Dinans (Adam, Brian, Eoin), and Dylan Colgan gave a superb performance of skillful hurling as did Aidan Walsh, Jack Honohan and Patrick. Dermot Cremin and Tomás O'Callaghan were unable to play due to knee and toe difficulties.
Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.
Activities are GAME – BASED – a strong emphasis is placed on skill acquisition – and are organised in an age appropriate manner with a view to:
• optimising learning
• enhancing friendships
• improving physical & psychological well being
• promoting school and club links
KEY FEATURES ABOUT KELLOGG'S GAA CÚL CAMPS
• The camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day.
• The programme involves coaching specific skills of the game and the opportunity for children to put into
practice what they have learned through small sided games.
• On the last day of the camp a "blitz" will be organised to provide each child with an introduction to
Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps – are run throughout the summer from Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.30pm,
in all 32 Counties and overseas. Attendance is open to primary school children aged 6 years to 13 years.
What To Bring
• Packed lunch + drink
• Hurley and Helmet for Hurling and Camogie
• Mouthguard for Football
• Suitable playing gear, tracksuit, shorts, runners, boots
• Rain jacket and changes of gear on wet days
• Sun cream and baseball hat
€55 for 1st child; €45 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children.
The Donoughmore GAA Cul Camp will be held from Monday 17th to Friday 21st August.
For further queries contact Gillian on 0868066016
As you might be aware the running costs of the club are now very great indeed especially with the amount of underage teams to be catered for and the development of our facilities at Lackabawn which are ongoing. The recently developed all weather training pitch complete with floodlights and the proposed construction of a new weighs training facility need immediate financing. The Golf Classic will be one of our major fundraising ventures to help fund these projects.
We are hoping to raise as much sponsorship as possible in order to make the day a success and so we would hope that you would be good enough to support us if at all possible.
We would be very grateful if you could co-sponsor a Tee Box or Green at a cost of €50.00. In return we can assure that your support will receive maximum publicity over the course of the day. Additionally we would also ask you to consider entering a team for the classic itself, or invite your friends and neighbours to make up a team. The cost per team of three is €150.00 and this includes a meal in the clubhouse afterwards.
We realise that you probably have many demands for sponsorship but we sincerely hope that you would support us in this venture.
Thanking you in anticipation
Return address for sponsorship The Secretary, CLG Domhnach Mòr, Gurrane, Donoughmore, Co Cork
Contact No’s for tee times & sponsorship Tadhg O’Shea (086-8596322)
Dan O’Shea (086-2429950)
Andy Kelleher (087-6832044)
Biddy is our second car winner in less than 12 months and our 5th car winner since the draw started. We hope you will all join us celebrate with Biddy.
Teams of 4 – €40.
Donoughmore GAA welcomes Paudie Butler for a hurling Coaching Workshop on Monday, 23rd March from 7 to 9pm at the GAA grounds, Lackabawn.
Paudie has served as National Hurling Coordinator and is widely recognised as one of the best students of the game of hurling. Paudie has coached Laois senior hurlers and Tipperary minors and has been involved as an advisor to other county setups. He is a pioneer in terms of using the hurling wall to develop first touch, striking and movement. This workshop will be very useful to all club members looking to improve coaching & training techniques.
|7.00 – 8.00pm||Practical “Coach the Coaches” session which will include a hurling wall demonstration. Taking place at the all-weather pitch and ball wall.|
|8.00 – 9.00pm||Talk/discussion with Paudie Butler. Taking place in the clubhouse.|
DATE OF EVENT: Monday, 23rd March 2015
VENUE: GAA Grounds, Lackabawn.
Jamies Mother is a native of Cullen & his grandparents are originally from Rathmore & Gneeveguilla, therefore members of Cullen GAA, Rathmore GAA & Gneeveguilla GAA have come together with The Friends of Jamie Wall to hold a monster Club GAA Quiz on Easter Monday 6th April 2015 @ 4pm in Cullen Parish Hall.
There are a fantastic line up of prizes including 4 All Ireland Hurling Final Tickets, 4 All Ireland Football Final Tickets, Munster Hurling & Football Final Tickets, underage training sessions for the Club with an Inter county Star and much more. A Table of 4 costs €100.
Contact Roger Casey 0876202882, Brendan Casey 0873135690 or Eoin Casey 0876852042 for more information.
It is with deep regret that Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Domhnach Mór announce the death of John O'Leary, Vice President of our Club. John was a life long member to the Club, he served many years as both a player and selector he also represented the Club as a Mid Cork Board delegate along with being an Officer of the Club.
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam Dílis.
Reception into St Josephs Church Fornaught on Friday 6th March @ 5pm with Rosary @ 7pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday @ 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Lachteens Cemetery
As a mark of respect to John, all club activities are suspended until Sunday 8th March.
Our thoughts are with Kathleen, Conor, Bríd, Sean, Cáit and John's extended Family and Friends
Our Under 21 Footballers will take on Beal Athán Ghaorthaidh in the next Round of the Championship on Sunday 1st March 2015 @ 3pm in Annahala (Kilmichael GAA Grounds). Please Support.