Carrigtwohill GAA Club

04 May, 2017

Carrigtwohill Adult, Juvenile, Ladies Football and Camogie Club Notes 02-05-17


Best of luck to the Cork minors and Carrigtwohill’s Aaron Walsh Barry in their Munster hurling championship opener in Páirc Ui Rinn tonight. Walsh Barry was a part of the Munster title-winning U17 team and is listed as no. 19 for the game against Waterford. Liam Gosnell was unlucky to miss out on the gameday squad and is named on the extended panel. We wish every success to Aaron, Liam and the Cork minors for the coming year.


A busy April has seen the club begin training with the Fe 6 and Fe 7 group on Saturday morning (hurling) and Wednesday evening (football). The Fe 8 group played particularly well in a hurling and football blitz this month and continue to enjoy their weekly training sessions. Saturday the 11th April was a fantastic day for the club with all teams from the Fe 9 group up to the Fe 16 group claiming victories. This was a great achievement and was coupled with a huge turnout for the first morning of training for the Fe6/7 group. The Fe 11 group won their first two hurling league games against Erin’s Own and Whitechurch. The Fe 12 group have been very active this month, gaining victories over Valley Rovers, Newtownshandrum and Sarsfields in Premier 1 hurling. Our Fe 13s also had a great win in their Premier 2 hurling game against Courcey Rovers. A Fe 14 group emerged victorious over Carrigaline in Premier 2 hurling group. On April 21st our Fe 15 group won their opening championship fixture 4-17 to 1-4 against Erins Own in Riverstown. We wish them the best against Fermoy in the semi-final of the Premier 2A hurling championship in the coming week. The Fe 16 group had a busy month also with a victory over Douglas and a hard fought draw with a good Aghabullogue group in West End. Well done to all mentors and players on their contribution in making April a great month for the club. New members are always welcome and you can visit for the relevant age group contact details.

April also saw the club host its annual Easter Camp and with a turnout of approximately 60 kids over the two days, great fun was had. A word of thanks must go to Padraic Hogan and his innumerable assistants for running the camp.

Ladies Football Club

The year kicked off with our social night on January 6th to celebrate winning the U16 and 13 a Side Junior County titles. Since the start of year all teams are back training.

Our U8s and U10s train on Wednesday nights from 6pm to 7pm and the U10s have commenced their matches in the East Cork League. Our U12s have been training twice a week on Monday and Friday nights as our numbers continue to grow. We have played four league games to date accompanied by four great performances. The U14s and U16s have finished their leagues games and both teams gave a great account of themselves. The U14s train on Thursday nights from 7pm to 8pm and the U16s train on Friday nights. We have played two games so far in the minor non-exam league. Our U21s bowed out of the Cork County at the quarter final stage against Naomh Abán. Injuries to the players made our task harder but the team put in a great performance on the night. Congratulations to Ciara Brennan who was a member of the Cork Ladies Minor football panel that

defeated Kerry in the Munster final on Monday. Contact details: & Twitter @carrig2hillglf & Facebook at Ladies Football Club


Training & Coaching: Training is Saturdays in the GAA pitch from 12.30 to 1.30pm for U6, 8, 10, 12, 14s and Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm for U12 & U14. We welcome new faces to our coaching panels this season: John Murphy, Ed Cummins, Adrian Healy, Taylor Lane, Susan Higgins, John Eakins and Debbie Barry are training our U6s and U8s, which are 48 girls strong. Ray Allan and Raemonn Walsh are managing the U10s with June Scriven and Claire Walsh providing able support. The U12s are managed by Peter Barry and Bryan O’Flynn with help from Rosie Lane and Catherine Desmond. With our numbers increasing at the older ages, we are delighted to be able to field an U14 team this year under the care of Lorraine O’Connell, Val Cotter and Philip Dorgan.

Congratulations: Ciara Walsh and Aisling Sexton from our U14 panel have been chosen for the U13 Imokilly panel. Well done girls and best of luck in your blitz on the June weekend.

Matches & Blitzes: Our U12 girls had a busy month taking part in 3 Blitzes which is required before their Go Games League starts mid-May. They were happy to be chosen for the Camán to Munster in Mallow April 1st and travelled to Watergrasshill on the 15th with their final blitz in Carrigtwohill on the 22nd. For the first time in a number of years we were in a position to enter an U14 Team into the County Féile Competition in Ballincollig on the 22nd April. Killeagh were up first in a fantastic game of Camogie where the final few minutes saw Killeagh edge ahead for the win. Up next were Ballincollig who proved to be a very strong opponent and were out to prove a point having just lost out in the Feile final last year. Our 3rd match was against Castlemartyr and from the start some lovely hand passing, better communication and shots on target kept the Carrig girls ahead for the entire match.

Best Wishes: Best wishes to the girls and boys from the Carrigtwohill National schools who will receive their First Holy Communion on the 12th May. We hope you and your families have a lovely day.

Calling all Volunteers Our club is working hard to build a strong panel of players, coaches and mentors but this cannot be achieved without help in areas of fundraising, PRO and committee. We urgently need more help so if you can spare a few hours don’t be shy! Contact Lorraine 0871556927 or Tash 0877755850 or visit &Twitter @C2hillCamogie.