Glanmire GAA Club News

01 July, 2013

MCG Financial Services are our new sponsor
Glanmire Football Club are delighted to announce that MCG Financial Services are the new sponsors of Glanmire Football Club. Owned by Gabriel McCarthy, MCG are independent financial advisors. So for any financial services such as life insurance to mortgages you can contact MCG Financial on 023 8820748 or visit their website by going to More information including pictures of the new club jersey (with MCG logo) will be in the next newsletter.

Glanmire Junior Footballers had a comprehensive win against Glenville in the league at Buck Learys Cross tonight. Strong performances from Kevin Goggin, who scored 5 points, Martin Connolly, Alan Barry and Thomas Drinan gave Glanmire a good basis to start from. Ronan Kearney scored Glanmire's goal midway through the first half. With Fintan Burke dominant in the middle of the park, Glanmire powered to victory, scoring 1-20 to Glenville's 1-09. Great to see Brian Lotty getting a strong panel out for the game.

U9 trip to the Glen Resource Centre
The Glanmire U9 boys had a summer outing to the Glen Resource Center on Sunday June 16th where they had to overcome the Crate and Water team-work challenges and face the Gladiator climb. Everyone seemed to have a great time during the 2½ hrs of activities and it was nice to see some team-work off the pitch as well.
Glanmire fall to Rockchapel defeat
Glanmire Intermediate footballers were defeated by Rockchapel on Tuesday night last in the championship. Injuries to Damien O'Regan and James Cussen left Glanmire struggling after a strong start. A goal by corner forward David O'Brien gave Glanmire hope before the break. However, Glanmire were reduced to 13 men in the second half and this left Glanmire short of options up front. Tim Leahy (2 yellows) and Michael Cussen were both sent to the line, giving Rickchapel the impetus to pull away in the closing minutes. Glanmire now play the losers of Grenagh and Canovee in the third round.
Pike Field coming along nicely
The pike field development is coming along well. Recent good weather has helped grass growth and a decision will be made soon as to when the main pitch can be played on. The juvenile pitch (opposite the church) is taking a little longer to progress. A wall has been build on the road side and the fencing between the two pitches has been relayed. The dugouts will also be finished shortly. All we're missing are the heated substitute seats that were recently spotted at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Have a look at some recent photos of the Pike.


Paidi Kissane trains Junior Footballers
Cork Senior Footballer Paidi Kissane was on hand last week to train our junior footballers at Buck Learys Cross. Organised by Brian Lotty, Kissane put our lads through their paces and those expecting a handy session were left disappointed. Reports back from the players were very positive. Good to see Daniel Spillane and Mark Byrne on hand to oversee the session.

The Glanmire Intermediate Football team which defeated Canovee in the league at Canovee recently. Final score: Canovee 1-11 Glanmire 1-13.

Golf Classic 2013
The Glanmire Football Club Golf Classic took place recently at Fota Golf Resort. The outing went very well and all the teams enjoyed their round of golf and a meal in the club house after. We would like to thank everyone who participated for their support, particularly main sponsor Keith O’Hourihane of Pharmacy First Plus and main organiser Gabby McCarthy of MCG Financial Services and Glanmire Football Club.

Source Health and Fitness Glanmire 4 Mile Road Race
Many thanks to all stewards and sandwich makers who helped make the 12th running of the Glanmire Road race an outstanding success. Over 630 runners went to the start line with local man James Grufferty crossing the line in a time of 20 mins 02 seconds.