Glanmire Ladies Football News Week 7/19

Glanmire walk/run 2019
Well done and thanks to all our walkers, runners and sponsors for our run. Big well done to our committee who once again pulled off a successful fundraiser for our girls. A big thanks to Race Coordinator Ger Scannell and his race committee for organising very aspect of the race/walk. Thanks to race announcer/chip man John Kennedy who was fantastic on the morning, it really couldn’t have been done with out him, Also to all who made the effort to make/bake/serve Tea, sandwiches and cakes, the feed back has been wonderful again this year.

  • 1st male: John Meade
  • 2nd male: Sosnowski Wieslaw
  • 3rd male: Jack McGrath
  • 1st woman: Keeley Tideswell
  • 2nd woman:Susan McGrath
  • 3rd woman: Pamela Morrisey

Glanmire Victory Dinner Dance
Glanmire are the first adult GAA team in Glanmire to win an all Ireland, To celebrate our victory we will be host a victory dinner dance on the 16th of February 2019. All Welcome. For tickets see our Facebook page.

Posted in Glanmire News

Cork LGFA Referee Level 1 training course 9/10 Feb

The Cork LGFA Referee Level 1 training course taking place on Saturday and Sunday next 9/10th February 2019 will have an earlier start time than previously advised.

  • Course: Cork LGFA Referee Level 1 
  • Venue: Ballyphehane GAA Club, Cork City.
  • Time: 0930 – 1400

There are still a small number of places available and those wishing to attend should register their interest at

Posted in East Cork Board News

ECB Meeting 6th Feb @ 8pm

The next East Cork Board meeting in on Wednesday 6th Feb @ 8pm in the Carrigtwohill Community Center.

Please note the new starting time is 8 pm until the clocks go forward.

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GAA Club newsletter – January 2019

GAA Club newsletter – January 2019

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Complaints have constantly been made that the Cork Ladies Football have never played in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Please see above 2 double headers on 23rd February and 16th March.

It is up to all now to come out and show appreciation to Cork GAA and to show your support for the Cork Ladies Senior team. 

The Cork v Tipperary match on 23rd February will be the lead in match to the GAA League fixture, Cork v Meath

The Cork v Donegal match on 16th March will be the lead in match to the GAA League fixture, Cork v Donegal.

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Bride Rovers Ladies Football News 5/19

Munster Post-primary schools win All-Ireland Interprovincial Blitz

The Munster Post-primary schools team won the All-Ireland
interprovincial blitz which was held last Saturday in Kinnegad in county Westmeath. Sarah Murphy played in goal and Katie Quirke played at full-forward, and both played a big part in the victory, with
Katie scoring freely at one end and Sarah keeping them out at the other end. Niamh Barry was also on the management team that also included Corks John Cleary and Tipperarys Ed Burke. The weather on the day was pretty miserable with very low temperatures, wind and rain for most of the day. In the round robin series, Munster won all three
games beating Connacht, Ulster and Leinster to qualify for the final against Ulster. Munster started brightly but scores were hard to come by with only 15 minutes per side, it was a ding dong battle with Munster finally coming out on top by a single point. It was a sweet victory for the girls and
management, as it reversed last year`s result when Ulster won by a point. Well done to the girls and Niamh. This will hopefully set the tone for club and county for the year ahead.
Score 1-04 to 1-03

Bride Rovers Ladies First Friday collection of old clothes, bags and shoes on Friday the 1st of February, 2019 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. at Rathcormac Community Centre (garage to rear). No duvets or pillows please.

Registration night is on Friday the 8th of February, 2019 – 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 The Clubhouse. Please ensure your child is registered asap.

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When You Give A Girl A Pair Of football boots

from Kildare Camogie

It’s more than a pair of shoes.

When you give a girl a pair of boots, you are giving her far more than a new pair of shoes. You are giving her new friends and new challenges and so many lessons and some of her best memories.

When you give a girl a pair of boots, you are giving her a team. You are giving her a group of girls that she might not have ever talked to if it wasn’t for these common boots. A group of girls who will teach her how to be a teammate. A group of girls who will laugh with her and yell at her and train with her and win with her and lose with her. With a pair of boots comes a group of mismatched people with a common goal who are learning from each other and working together.

When you give a girl a pair of boots, you are giving her a coach. This coach is going to play an instrumental role in her love or hate for the sport. This coach will work her hard. This coach will train her and teach her and encourage her and yell at her and make her cry and hug her and cheer her on. This coach wants to see her succeed. This coach knows what these boots mean, what this sport means. And this coach will be someone that she will watch. She will watch the way that her coach talks to her and talks to her teammates and talks to the other team and she will see her coach’s responses to games that are won and games that are lost. This pair of boots comes with a role model, for better or for worse.

When you give a girl a pair of boots, you are giving her team practices. You are giving her practice that will instill discipline and dedication and commitment. You are teaching her that she is on a team and she is expected to put in time. You are teaching her that her presence is important and that people are relying on her. You are teaching her how to balance her time, because, now, she has school and practice and games and teammates and friends and family. And for the first time in her life, she has to establish priorities. With this practice time comes some of the hardest conditioning and training. With this practice time comes some of her favorite memories as she bonds with her teammates and laughs with them and works hard with them. This pair of boots comes with quite the time commitment.

When you give a girl a pair of boots, you are giving her game days. You are giving her bus rides and warm up playlists and team matching hair ribbons and orange slices at half-time and constantly looking for your water bottle on the sidelines. You are giving her a competitiveness that can only come out on the field. You are giving her the cheers from the sidelines and the screams of her coach and the exhaustion in her legs at the end of the game. You are giving her handshakes with opponents and a winning attitude even when she loses. With a pair of boots comes pasta dinners and game days; These will become her favorite days.

When you give a girl a pair of boots, you are giving her a challenge. She is going to grow and learn, and she’s going to want to quit at times, but she is going to look down at her feet and remember why she’s doing this. She’s going to remember her teammates and her coaches and the amount of time she’s poured into this sport, and she’s going to realize that it’s worth it. She’s going to be covered in bruises and her socks are going to stink, and she’s always going to be looking for a sock or needing a hair elastic. She’s going to be tired, and she’s going to get hurt. But those boots are going to establish lessons that she’s going to remember for the rest of her life, friends that she is going to learn to love, and discipline that she is going to be thankful for. If you’re the girl with the boots, soak it in. Love the long practices and the exhaustion and the sound of the whistle that starts the game. If you’re the girl without the boots, go get some. Try something new. Take the risk. Sign up for the team, the musical, the club. You will regret it if you don’t. Even if you fail, few things can teach you the lessons that those boots will.


The Girl Who Hung Up Her boots

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Glanmire Ladies Football News 4/19

Glanmire 7k road race and 4k walk
Our annual road race will take place on Sunday the 10th of February, this year we have introduced a 4k for non runners to enjoy.
The walk will start at 10.15am and the run will start at 11am, both will start and end at the Kiely park (the pike) Sallybrook, for more
information contact Race Coordinator Ger on 0879344147.

Glanmire Social/Awards celebrating our 2018 season
On the 18th of January we celebrated our 2018 season, we had over 300 players, parents and club members in attendance in vienna
woods hotel, we all had fantastic night. The night was filled with laughter, dancing and trophies won by all our age groups.

Kate Hannon
Congratulations to Kate Hannon who received the youth City and County Sports award for December (2018), in recognition for her
contribution and perforce in the All Ireland Final. Her passion, skill and determination that she shows at every match was evident on the
day and was very much deserving.
From a very young age Kate was highly skilful and competitive, and during her summers off could be spotted in the Pike taking frees,
soloing and even using her dad or brothers as goalies so she could practice, this has paid off for Kate in the shape that her continuous
practicing has seen her feature and playing a leading role in all under age cork teams 14, 16 and minor levels, Kate also featured on the
Cork senior panel in 2018, while also playing on her college team.

New players
Would you or someone you know like to play with Glanmire ladies football club either socially or competitively? We are always welcoming
of new players or players who may want to come back to play. For any enquires contact development Officer Mark on 086 8685489 OR
check out our Facebook/twitter pages.

Posted in Glanmire News

Development Meeting 21st January Rochestown Park Hotel

Development Meeting:

  • Venue: Rochestown Park Hotel
  • Date: 21st January

Posted in East Cork Board News

LGFA Specific Data Protection Workshops

It has been 7 months since the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act. There are some significant changes to Data Protection legislation since May 25th 2018 which have an impact on how the LGFA, at all levels, engages with its members. It is important that every Club, County Board and Provincial Council are aware of how these changes in the law will affect the ways in which members’ personal information can be collected and used for the running of the LGFA at all levels

In order to assist you with ensuring you are compliant at all levels and to answer any questions/concerns you have in relation to GDPR, we are running four Provincial Workshops over the coming months, which will be specifically tailored to the LGFA and our structures and will offer practical guidance and advice.

Date and Venues

  • 30th January – Munster – Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick – 7.30 p.m
  • 13th February – Connacht – Connacht Centre of Excellence – 7.30 p.m.
  • 20th February – Ulster – Kelly’s Inn – 7.30 p.m.
  • 6th March – Leinster – Midlands Hotel, Portlaoise – 7.30 p.m.

Please complete the attached link to book your place at a workshop

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