Referees Recruitment Programme 2015

A Foundation Course for new referees is planned for February 16th in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Interested candidates can confirm their details with Referees Recruitment Officer Colm Lyons on or with Mairead in the office at Páirc Uí Chaoimh Tel: 021 496 3311

Applications for this course close 9th February 2015

Muskerry Awards

Muskerrys achievements for 2014 were recently celebrated at an event in Ballincollig.


At this event the Supreme Sports Star of the Year was announced from the 8 monthly winners.  Briege Corkery was the winner on the night and accepted her award to a standing ovation.


Earlier in the night the Muskerry Hurling and Football Teams of the Year were announced.  

The Hurling team was sponsored by O'Mahony Walsh Auctioneers and Insurance Brokers, and were presented to the players by Barry Walsh of O'Mahony Walsh.

The team is
Johnathan Buckley      Cloughduv
Paul O'Sullivan            Cloughduv
James O'Leary            Kilmichael
Kevin Horgan              Donoughmore
Andrew Cronin            Cloughduv
Michael Hodge            Ballinora
Bryan O'Halloran         Ballinora
Darragh Ring               Cloughduv
Conor Cotter              Kilmichael
Sean O Connor           Cloughduv
Peter Kelleher             Kilmichael
Shane Sexton              Donoughmore
Patrick Fitton              Ballinora
Michael Murphy         Ballinora
Donal Corkery            Cloughduv

The Football team was sponsored by Murphy Fuels & Macroom Haulage and were prestented to the players by Paddy Murphy of Macroom Haulage.

The team is
Joe Kelleher              Eire Og
Liam Long                 Kilmurry
Trevor O'Brien          Clondrohid
Aidan Corkery          Donoughmore
John Carey                Dripsey
Dave Barry                Aghinagh
Dave O'Leary            Kilmurry
James White              Kilmurry
Mike O Brien            Aghinagh
Sean O'Connor         Canovee
Cathal Vaughan         Iveleary
Gary Murphy            Dripsey
David O Sullivan           Dripsey
Peter Kelleher           Kilmichael
Declan Ambrose       Aghinagh

A  huge congratualtions to Kevin, Shane and Aidan on their places on the Teams and well done to all the winners.

Charity Football Game – Jamie Wall Fund

Muskerry All Star Junior Football selection will a Carbery All Star Football selection in a charity game next Sunday 1st of Feb in Eniskeane @ 2pm in Aid of the Jamie Wall recovery fund.


Jamie Wall played as a Dual Player for Cork Hurling & Football teams at underage and was on the Cork Intermediate Hurling Team that defeated Tipperary in this years Munster Final.  In the week following the Munster Final what started as a Dull Pain in Jamies Back saw him being rushed to Dublin to undergo Emergency Surgery.  Jamie lost the use of both his legs and is currently in the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire.


We would ask you all to support this very worthy cause.

Club Registration 2015

We would like to remind anyone who has not already done so that the final night for Registration for Cumann Luthchleas Gael Domhnach Mór will be on Friday 30th January from 7.30pm to 9.00pm in the Clubrooms in Lackabawn.  We would ask all Members/Players to note that should they not register before the cut off date of 31/01/2015 they will not be permitted to take part in any Club Activities.

Club Officers 2015

The Executive of Cumann Luthchleas Gael Domhnach Mór would like to advise that we have been unsuccessful in filling the Role of Chairman,  Vice-Chair, Cultural Officer and Games Development Officer for 2015.  All Club Activities and Business will continue to run for 2015 under the Elected Executive.  


Should any member have any queries or issues throughout the year, they can contact the Secretary by text or email or any member of the Executive as listed in the Club Officers Section.

Club Registration


Club Registration is now open.  We would ask all Members/Players to note that they will have to register before the cut off date of 31/01/2015 or they will not be permitted to take part in any club activities.


Membership rates are as follows:



Membership Fee €

Injury Scheme Contribution:

Full Membership



Adult Player Earning



Adult Player Not Earning



Youth Membership i.e. Under 18

€30 for first child and an additional €10 per child to a maximum of €50 per family


Honorary Membership




Family Membership

€100.00 for family consisting of two non -playing adults and children – under 18 years



Please Note – For anyone who registers on or before 31/01/15 they will automatically be included free of charge for text alert for the year, Text Alert for anyone registering after this date will cost €5


Registration dates are as follows:


Friday 23rd January

 7.30pm – 9pm In the Clubrooms in Lackabawn


Friday 30th January

 7.30pm – 9pm in the Clubrooms in Lackabawn


For Queries please contact our Registrar on 0877571580


Cork Community Event to Raise Awareness of Mental Health & Suicide

On 17th January 2015, a Cycle Against Suicide Spinoff Cycle is being organized by a team of community volunteers entirely for the community and local people of Cork. Centred around a 53km cycle of Blarney and the surrounding area, the event will also include a spinathon, some great entertainment and music and some interesting speakers on mental health and suicide.


The event is taking place at Scoil Mhuire gan Smál in Blarney at 11am on the 17th January and we encourage people to register to join the cycle or come down and support the spinathon. On-the-day registration will be possible from 7.00pm to 9.00pm on Friday evening January 16th and also from 9.00am to 10.30am on Saturday morning January 17th at the school. The Cycle will leave Scoil Mhuire gan Smál at 11am.

The aim of the Cycle Against Suicide Team monthly SpinOffs is to gather the people from towns and villages all over the island of Ireland coming together with a common focus. To make a difference. To save lives. And ultimately, to fight against suicide.


Over 200 cyclists are expected to pedal through Blarney and surrounding areas whilst around 30 people will participate in the Spinathon at the same time in the school. Mental Health Organisations will be exhibiting at the school to support the important message of the cycle that ‘it’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help’.


We will cycle, shoulder to shoulder, covering 53km in total.

We will pass through the local villages of Tower, Cloghroe, Coachford, Dripsey, and Leemount.

We will spread our message that it’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help.

We will direct local people in need to local supports and services.

We will Cycle Against Suicide.


We’re looking for people to participate in the cycle and the spinathon but also volunteers to help us on the day – contact for more information.

People can keep up-to-date on organized training spins, register for the cycle/spinathon through our facebook page or follow us on twitter at @casblarney


Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative started by Irish entrepreneur, Jim Breen, as a result of his appearance on RTE’s The Secret Millionaire.  The main objective of the Cycle is to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self-harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved  by suicide.  The Cycle Against Suicide community is determined to let people in every corner of the island of Ireland know that; it’s OK not to feel OK and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help. Together, shoulder to shoulder, we can Break the Cycle of Suicide on the island of Ireland!

The cycle, will take place from Monday, April 27th to Sunday, May 10th.


Donoughmore GAA Primary Games Information & Registration Evening 2015

Venue: Club Rooms, Lackabawn

Date: Tuesday 25th November 2014 

Time: 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. 


Primary games covers the coaching and development of all children under 12 years (born 2003 and after) who are 

attending primary school. 


Tuesday 25th November is the designated night for registration for 2015. All children intending to train or play must 

register. Unregistered children will not be allowed to participate in any club activities, including coaching  sessions or games. 


If you are unable to register due to financial constraints, please contact the Childrens’ Officer, Liam O’Hanlon, on 

mobile 087-9104898 or email All queries will be treated in strict confidence. 


Also, Eamon Ryan, Cork Senior Ladies Manager, will be our guest speaker on the night. 

Club gear including hurleys, sliotars, jerseys, etc. will be on sale on the night. 


Registration Fees: 

Primary & juvenile members (All children under 18)  €30 for first child and an additional €10 per child to a maximum of €50 per family 

Full Membership (non-playing adult) €35

Family Membership €100.00 for family consisting of two non -playing adults and children – under 18 years


Schedule for the Night:

7.00 to 7.30 p.m. Registration for 2015

7.30 to 8.00 p.m. Address by Eamon Ryan

8.00 to 8.30 p.m. Refreshments & final registration


Club AGM

The Annual General meeting of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Domhnach Mór will be held in the Clubrooms in Lackabawn on Wednesday 5th November @ 7.30pm.  All members are asked to attend.



1. Adoption of Standing Orders.

2. Adoption of Minutes of A.G.M. 2013

3. Matters Arising.

4. Consideration of Secretary’s Annual Report

5. Consideration of Financial Report.

6. The Chairman’s Address

7. Motions

8. Election of Honorary Members

9. Election of Officers and Members of Executive Committee

10. Election to positions not holding seat on Executive ie. Referees, Assistants to Officers, Medical Officer etc.

11. Election to Sub Committees

12. Discussion on Grading of Teams

13. Membership Fee

14. Any Other Business

Senior Infants Fundamental/Multi-Skills Demonstration Nights

Donoughmore GAA primary games committee will undertake 2 training demonstrations with all senior
infants children in the parish. The aim of these demonstrations is to provide the parents of these children with an insight into coaching children at this age group.
From the ages of 5 to 8, children need to learn general fundamental skills such as running, jumping,
catching, kicking and throwing. These skills can be applied to many sporting activities and will help children to participate in sports and activities throughout their lives.
The demonstrations will take place on Wednesday 12th and 19th November from 6.15 to 6.50pm in the Sports Complex, Stuake. The parents of all participating children are asked to remain in the hall while the demonstrations are being carried out, as the demonstration is primarily aimed at parents. The cost of entry is €2 per child per night and all senior infants children and their parents are welcome.
A meeting will take place on Monday 17th November at 8pm (in GAA grounds, Lackabawn) with parents who are interested in coaching children at this age group. Ultimately, the viability of running senior infants fundamentals will depend on having enough parents willing to coach and help out. No previous coaching experience is necessary as coach training and information nights will be provided by Donoughmore GAA throughout the year.
Donoughmore GAA Primary Games Committee