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It has been a busy April with the 2015 season now truly under way for both Blarney GAA & Blarney Camogie Clubs. There is also Championship games coming up in May.

We hope you find the latest news enjoyable.

An Bhlarna Abu!

Our annual quiz night is returning on Thursday the 24th of May.

It starts at 20:30 in the Blarney Castle Hotel. 
€20 per team. Maximum of four per team

Why not come along for a fun night while also supporting our club at the same time.

If you or you know of someone who is willing to sponsor a prize on the night, please do get in touch - pro.blarney.cork@gaa.ie - Any support is most welcome.

Football Championship

Our Junior Footballers play the first round of the Championship on Monday the 4th next at 19:30 in Kilmurry against Naomh Aban.

The team are well prepared going into the game having this month played Kilmurry, Inniscarra and last Sunday drawing away to Kilmichael. Best of luck to all involved
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Intermediate Championship

It was a busy month for the team where they narrowly lost out to Inniscarra, but defeated Newcestown & Ballinhassig. They were very competitive games that will stand to the lads against Kilworth.


The first round will take place in Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday 24th of May. Please keep an eye on our website closer to the date for more information and commentary.


Mark Coleman - Cork Minor

On the 8th of April last, Mark Coleman played a part in the Cork minor's victory over Limerick at Pairc Ui Rinn in the first round of the Munster Championship. 

Cork will play Waterford or Limerick in the semi final on the 1st of July.

Minor Hurlers Face Passage

Having lost out to a strong Charleville side a few weeks back, our minor hurlers face Passage West in the next round of the Championship scheduled for the 25th of June.

Visit our website to view their up coming league games.  


Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Blarney had a thrilling victory on the 14th of April last in the Cork colleges Senior B hurling final in Mallow. They defeated Colaiste Treasa Kanturk on a scoreline of 1-10 to 14 points.

Congratulations to all involved.
Click here for match report

Fe14 Hurling Feile

Blarney Fe14s who competed in the Feile on Saturday the 11th of April. 

The lads defeated Valley Rovers, Bride Rovers and Inniscarra, only losing to St. Finbarrs the eventual group winner
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Fe12 Hurling League

Blarney continued their Premier 2 Hurling League season with a 3-10 to 3-05 win over Carrigaline on the 17th of April last.

Cork Camogie U14 Reps

Congratulations to Jennifer Murphy & Orla Cremen who were part of the Cork under 14 Camogie team who won the Eileen Carmody memorial tournament in Limerick on the 11th of April last.

Camogie U14 Feile

Well done to Blarney camogie under 14 team and their mentors defeating Clonakilty, Bishopstown and hosts Blackrock in the group stages last Sunday. 

Yesterday evening the girls over came Eire Og in 
the quarter final with the semi final fixed for Friday. Details to follow on our website.


On the 4th of May


The cost of entry is €10 for a car, €15 for a van and €2 entry for customers.

NO BOOKING REQUIRED - just show up on the day!

Did you know we have a club stall at every car boot sale? Please contact Ray Coleman on 087 233 3180 if you have any items (big or small) you wish to donate to our club. 


Every item donated will help our club!!!


Give a little back



Want to give something back to your community & club?

We are looking for some help with our upcoming car boot sale. No experience or long term commitment is required. Just give your time when you can.

Please contact Ray Coleman on 087 233 3180 if you have some spare time on Monday.


Free Skin Cancer Check



May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

University Hospital will provide a free skin cancer check for adults at the Out- Patients' Department, South Infirmary Victoria, Cork on Saturday 9th May 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00pm

 

Club Beag is back


Club Beag held its first session of the year last Saturday!

Club beag is an initiative to introduce boys aged between 3-4 years of age to hurling/football in an informal and fun way. It encourages both children and adults to meet, make new friends, whilst enjoying sport in a safe & friendly environment.

The club runs 30 minute sessions (11:30 - 12 noon) once a month on the second Saturday of each month from April – June (July for holidays) and August - October. The sessions take place in Blarney GAA grounds. 

For further queries, please contact Club Beag’s Chairperson Mairead Sheehan on 087 417 0690

Paul O'Leary - What the club means to me

"My first memories of playing hurling and football for Blarney were the parish leagues – which was over 20yrs ago and thankfully I am still playing with and involved in the club. There is a great atmosphere around the club throughout the year as it is the centre of a lot of activities in the village from training & matches to car boot sales.

In the last few years the club has gone from strength to strength with success on the field coupled with major developments off it – most recently the club installed a state of the art gym which has been a major addition to our team’s preparations. Blarney GAA is a big part of my life & my family’s life, and hopefully will continue to do so for many years.
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Upcoming Fixtures...


We have live twitter updates for many of our matches. Follow us now!

All Blarney fixtures and results are on www.blarneygaa.ie as soon as they become available.

Blarney GAA were the first club in Mid Cork to have a scoreboard. It made its debut for the 1972 Intermediate Hurling Final which was played in Blarney between Blackrock & Mallow, with Mallow winning.

Know Your Club


How many pitches/grounds did the club have since 1884?

Answer next month.

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