Anthony Nash and Patrick Horgan head up Community Hurling Event in Páirc Uí Rinn on 7th June
Centra, is hosting a special community hurling event on Saturday 7th June in Páirc Uí Rinn, with two of the county’s leading hurlers, Anthony Nash and Patrick Horgan.
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Patrick Horgan and Anthony Nash will be on hand in Páirc Uí Rinn next Saturday to give bright young stars from local
There will be plenty of fun to be had on the day as Centra aims to bring the whole community together through a special hurling skills session and a host of family entertainment including face painting, a hurling simulator to test your hurling skills, music and goodie bags.
This family fun event is supported by the following participating Centra stores; Herlihy’s Centra Fermoy, Herlihy’s Centra Bishoptown, Herlihy’s Centra Mallow, Breen’s Centra Donnybrook, O’Riordan’s Centra Tory Top Road, Flynn’s Centra Riverstick, Cloyne’s Centra Cloyne, Ahern’s Centra Carrigtwohill, Ahern’s Centra Killeagh, Ahern’s Centra Castlemartyr, Ross’ Centra Watergrasshill, Gradon’s Centra Sallybrooke, Murphy’s Centra Cobh, O’Leary’s Centra South Douglas Road, O’Leary’s Centra Tower, Murphy’s Centra Rochestown, Lynch’s Centra Corsshaven.
To sign up for the event, register instore in one of the participating Centra stores. Closing date for entries is Friday 30th May. The event commences at
On the day of the event, Centra will be on the hunt for the Brightest Young Star of the day, with a few lucky children getting the opportunity to be questioned by their hurling heroes! The child with the best hurling knowledge and the funniest and quirkiest answers will be crowned Centra’s Brightest Young Star of Cork and will be in with a chance to win an incredible trip for their family to the All-Ireland Hurling final.
For more information on Centra’s community events throughout the summer pop into your local Centra store, go to www.centra.ie<http://www.centra.ie> or find ‘Centra Ireland’ on Facebook and Twitter.
Help Send Matthew to Kings Hospital London
Matthew is a 7 year old boy with a very rare congenital liver condition affecting both his liver and spleen.
Matthew has whats called portal hypertention which is a blockage in the main vein connecting the intestines and spleen to the liver, because of this blockage an insufficient amount of blood and nutrients are able to pass through the liver which has caused it to scar and shrink significantly. Due to the scar tissue the liver is unable to preform an important job of cleaning the toxins like ammonia out of the blood before it passes back into the system.
For Matthew this means he is left with high ammonia levels which may be causing encephalopathy (brain disease) affecting his short term memory , concentration , has poor judgement and his thinking ability.. life-threatening aspects of this condition are veins(varices) which grow in his stomach and eosophagus to bypass the blockage but as these are unable to cope with the pressure they swell and burst causing a bleed which can be fatal.
Matthew needs to get a scope put down every few months to band these veins to prevent this from happening. Back pressure into the spleen has caused it to enlarge which causes him pain a lot of the time. The spleen of its own accord has made secondary veins branching out into the kidneys and back to the heart, none of which should be there. He also has a clotting deficiency , low platelet count and a peptic ulcer.
Matthew day to day can feel quiet nauseated and would have pain on and off. He gets tired easily and can find it hard to keep up with friends when playing. He is unable to play any contact sport incase of a potential rupture to his spleen which is hard on him when he sees his friends being able to play hurling , rugby etc…
He has ongoing appointments in Our Ladys Childrens Hospital Crumlin for frequent scans , blood tests , scopes etc but now needs to attend Kings College Hospital in London for further tests and treatment. This treatment will include surgery to fix the blockage , de-bulk or remove the spleen and possibly may need a liver transplant .
Money raised in the upcoming events will help towards cost of flights, accommodation and other expenses.
The day will commence with a Cake Sale in the Community Centre after 10am & 11.30am mass. Cork County Board Chairman Bob Ryan will kick off proceedings @ 1pm and the sponsored walk at 1.30pm. Fireman Sam will be arriving with the Fire Brigade @ 2pm.
With something for everyone on the day, we hope you will all come out and support this worthy cause.
It's that time of year again… As part of the national promotion of the Senior Hurling and Football Championships, the inter-county Open Nights will run again this year!
As the Cork GAA Twitter page (@OfficialCorkGAA) approaches 30,000 followers, we're running a special competition open to all our followers. Our four-year Twitter anniversary is on April 26th, so make sure you share this with all your friends and help us get close to 30K by that day!
The competition closes when we reach that 30,000 follower mark… Help us be the first County to get there!
If you're not already on Twitter, you can sign up at www.twitter.com, and to enter our competition, see www.gaacork.ie.
Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Quarter-Final
Extra time – (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes
Donoughmore GAA & Donoughmore Ladies Football Club
White Colar Boxing Tournament
Launch Night – Tuesday 15th October
The Community Centre Stuake @ 8.30pm
Come along and meet
Munster Rugby Stars
Ian Nagle & Peter O’Mahony
Cork Ladies Football Stars
Rena Buckley, Aisling Barrett
& Juliet Murphy
Cork Senior Football Stars
Eoin Cadogan, Ciaran Sheehan
& Daniel Goulding
On the Back of a fantastic win over Glenville in the Minor Football Championship Final, our hurlers will take on Cúchulainns (Kanturk) in the Minor Hurling Final on Tuesday 17th September 2013 in Newtownshandrum @8pm.
We hope you will come out and show your support to for the lads & if anyone is unsure how to find Newtownshandrum please find the directions below
From Donoughmore, Donoughmore, County Cork to Newtownshandrum, Newtown, County Cork
Distance: 53.74 Km Show Distances in Miles | Time: 1 hr 7 min
Start out on the R619
Continue forward onto the R619
At crossroads turn right onto Dromore Hill – R620
Turn right onto the R638
Turn left onto the N20
Continue forward onto the N20
At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N20
At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Limerick Road – N20
Continue forward onto the N20
Entering New Twopothouse
Continue forward onto the N20
At crossroads continue forward onto Main Street – N20
Continue forward onto Sean Clarach Terrace – N20
Turn left onto Smiths Lane – R515
Continue forward onto the R515
Finish on the R515