‘CÚL’ FOOTBALL CAMP! Our ‘Cúl’ football camp will take place next week in Connolly Park….from Monday (July 2nd) to Friday (July 6th). Táille: €60 – one player; €50 each – two in same family ; €40 each – three/four in same family. Mícheál Ó Cuirc (066 7127782), former Kerry player, will be Máistir an Champa. All welcome. Places may be booked on line. Gach eolas: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/
UNDER 6/8/10: (i) We were walking on air after our heroes’ victories v Cork and Clare in the wonderful Páirc ‘Nua’ Phádraig Uí Chaoimh; and our football in Caherslee on Sunday morning last (11am) was as good! Moladh mór do ‘Star’ Mac Donnchaidh, Rónán Ó Seanacháin agus Seán Cuiltéir. (ii) The Thursday night football sessions for the Under 6/8/10 groups took place as usual on Thursday (28ú)….Peil Faoi 6 ag 5.45pm (go 6.45pm), Peil Faoi 8 ag 5.45pm (go 6.45pm), Peil Faoi 10 ag 6.30pm in Caherslee. (d) The last round of Under 8/10 GoGames were scheduled for the John Mitchel Club on Thursday (28th). We welcome Ballymac to Connolly Park this Sunday at 11am for some challenge games.
SEANCHILL/RÁTH RÓNÁIN: Still more enjoyable Wednesday football at the sunny Seanchill Community Centre ag 6.30pm….fáilte roimh chách.
PEIL FAOI 12: (i) On the 21st our U12 As and Bs played v Laune Rangers. Results – AdeS A: 2-11; Laune Rangers: 5-9; AdeS B: 5-10; Laune Rangers B: 5-14. Ní raibh an suvae linn ach beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach! (iii) Our boys had an exciting game in the County League v Gleann Fleisce on Sunday (24th) and won both games. Next up for our Div 7 team is a home game V Castlegregory this Tuesday at 7pm in Connolly Park.
PEIL FAOI 13: U13 Town League: We had a great result in Round 2 v Ballymac….5-12 to 0-06. We play at home to Ardfert this Thursday at 7pm.
PEIL FAOI 14: (i) Training continues on Sundays from 5pm to 6pm but with Central League Games scheduled for Monday evenings this may change. (ii) Kelliher’s Toyota (Tralee) Central League Roinn 1 fixtures: (a) AdeS A v Laune Rangers A…25th June at 7pm; (b) AdeS A v Ballymac A…2nd July at 7pm; (c) Na Gaeil v AdeS A…9th July at 7pm; (d) K-O’R A v AdeS A…16th July at 7pm. (iii) Kelliher’s Toyota (Tralee) Central League Roinn 4 fixtures: (a) AdeS B v Milltown/Castlemaine B in Connolly Park at 7pm this Thursday (21st); (b) AdeS B v Laune Rangers B…25th June at 7pm; (c) Ballymac B v AdeS B…2nd July at 7pm; (d) K-O’R B v AdeS B…9th July at 7pm; (e) Naomh Pádraig v AdeS B…16th July at 7pm. (iv) Buachaillí na Carraige a bhí ar fhoireann Thrá Lí: Cian Ó Duilleáin, Togor Silong, Donnacha Mac an tSaoir, Noah Townsend, Éanna Ó Cathail, Mícheál Lesneak, Arron Ó Nualláin, Seán Ó Murchú, Colm de Brún, Josh Ó Loingsigh, Cillian Litchfield.
FÉILE NA nGAEL: The regional Féile na nGael will take place in Mallow on Saturday next (30th). Our lads are in Group 2 and will play their first game v Maynooth (Kildare) at 11.30am and their second match v Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) at 12.30pm. Gleann Fleisce, Naomh Pól (Laois) and Bishopstown (Cork) will be in Group 1. The winning team in each Group will challenge each other in the final at 3.15pm. The other teams will have play-offs. Great football is expected from these top-class clubs…peil den chéadscoth! Good luck to The Rock.
PEIL FAOI 16: (i) Training on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. (ii) Lee Strand County League Roinn 1 fixtures: (a) Rathmore: 1-8; AdeS A: 4-15……mighty…well done, boys; (b) Na Crócaigh v AdeS A…11th July at 7pm; (c) AdeS A v Laune Rangers…18th July at 7pm; (d) AdeS A v Legion…25th July at 7pm; (e) AdeS A v Na Gaeil…1st August at 7pm; (f) semi-final…8th August at 7pm; (g) final…15th August (Holy Day) at 7pm. (iii) Lee Strand County League Division 7B fixtures: (a) Naomh Mícheál/An Fhaill Mhór v AdeS B in Filemore…20th June at 7pm; (b) Naomh Pádraig v AdeS B…11th July at 7pm; (c) AdeS B – bye…18th July; (d) AdeS B v Cordal/Scartaglin…25th July at 7pm; (e) AdeS B v Béal…1st August at 7pm; (f) 1st and 2nd placed teams will compete in the Division 7 semi-finals AND 3rd and 4th placed teams will compete in the Division 8 semi-finals…8th August at 7pm; (g) final…15th August (Lá Saoire Eaglasta) at 7pm.
NA SCRÍOBCHÁRTAÍ – OUR FUNDRAISING ‘GOAL’: Thanks to all parents/players/fans who supported our ‘Munster Final Scratchcard’ Game. Please forward money to a club official/coach ar do luathchaoithiúlacht. All money will go to the juvenile section of the club. Mórbhuíochas. The first goal was scored by Cork after 1 minute and 16 seconds of play. Ní fheadar cé a bhuaigh an €500!
PÁIRC PHÁDRAIG UÍ CHAOIMH: After the death of Lúcás Ó Tuathail in 1929, the GAA found itself looking for a new ArdRúnaí (General Secretary) for the first time in almost 30 years. In 1901 Ó Tuathail was elected on a simple show of hands…lámha in airde! The Central Council decided that applicants should henceforth ‘be members of the Association for at least five years, should be under 40 years of age and should have to undergo a qualifying examination in Irish (oral and written), English, arithmetic and book-keeping’. The chosen candidate would act as both Secretary of the GAA and Manager of Páirc an Chrócaigh. He would be paid a salary of £300 (rising in annual increments of £10 to a maximum of £400) and would be provided with a free house and electric light. There were a total of 11 applications for the post but only 9 people attended the examinations i Mí Lúnasa 1929. (That was the year in which Kerry won the Sam Maguire Cup for the first time (v Cill Dara) with 5 or so Rockmen on board!!) After the examinations, two rounds of votes were taken and Pádraig Ó Caoimh was chosen by one vote over F.Burke….11 vóta in aghaidh 10 vóta. B’é Pádraig an tArdRúnaí nua ar Chumann Lúthchleas Gael agus bhí sé sa phost sin ar feadh 35 bliain. No, no, no, he was not a real Corkman!! Pádraig was born in Roscommon but moved to Cork at a very young age. He received a good education from the Christian Brothers in Cork. Having trained as a secondary school teacher at Saint Mary’s College in London, he returned to teach at Presentation College, Cork. In 1916 he joined the Irish Volunteers and three years later he gave up school teaching to become an officer with the Cork Brigade of the Volunteers. His organisational talents were noted by his superiors and in 1920 he was appointed manger of the Employment Bureau that was established by the First Dáil. This was to be a short-lived appointment as he was captured by the British and sentenced to 15 years penal servitude. He was, however, released in 1922. In 1929 he resigned from his position as manager of a Munster tobacco company when he was appointed as the new secretary of the GAA. Pádraig Ó Caoimh was ArdRúnaí (later, ArdStiúrthóir or General Secretary) of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael from 1929 to 1964….(ar leanúint).