To the March edition of Blarney GAA Club's eNewsletter.

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An Bhlarna Abu!

Cardiac Screening - Saturday 18th of April

Blarney GAA are committed to the welfare of our members. 

As part of this commitment, we have organised a third party company to come to our clubhouse on Saturday the 18th of April next to run a cardiac screening programme for our players and members. 

The screening will cost €45 which will be payable on the day. As there is limited places please book your place today.


Click here to book an appointment

Best Walking Group Award

Well done to our young stars (Blarney/Rathpeacon Club na nOg) who won best walking group in the St Patricks Day Parade!!!

Thanks to all who have paid their membership.

To those who must still pay, please do so now. The 31st of March is the cut off date to be eligible for inter county ticket 
draws. We encourage you to please pay your membership this weekend.

Membership money raised is used to run the club (e.g. pitch & clubhouse maintenance, gym, competition fees, insurance, etc).

Membership evening will taken place on Friday at 6:45pm to 8pm and Saturday morning from 10:30am to 12 noon.

Many thanks to the Blarney Castle Hotel and Blarney Sofa Factory for sponsoring our medal presentation night on the 13th of March last.

Junior Footballers picked up their 2013 league winner medals and Junior B hurlers received their 2014 championship winner medals.

On the 6th of April

Our first car boot sale of 2015 takes place on Monday the 6th of April next.

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 Blarney/Rathpeacon Club na nOg and upcoming car boot sale. No experience or long term commitment is required. Just give your time when you can.

Car Boot Sale

Please contact Ray Coleman on 087 233 3180 if you have some spare time on Monday the 6th of April.

Blarney/Rathpeacon Club na nOg (boys born between 2005 - 2010)

We train on Saturday mornings from 11am & are looking for volunteers to assist in the coaching of our young hurling & football stars.

Please contact David McCarthy on 087 696 1356 or Niall Hayes on 086 396 8675

U14's Trip to Croker

Our U14 hurlers recently had a great trip to Dublin. On the way to Croke Park for Cork v Dublin, they had a great game of hurling against Naas where they came out on top.

Many thanks to all involved for making it such an enjoyable trip and to Nass GAA Club for such a warm welcome.


Intermediates 3 points from two games

Our intermediates have picked up three points after two games in the league.

Intermediate Manager, Michael O'Mahony, is happy with the progress the team is making after a frustrating start.

"Our league campaign has started with two home matches, a draw with Meelin on 1st March and a six point victory over Tracton on last Sunday, 22nd March. We were disappointed after the Meelin game as we let a 5 point lead slip towards the end and we needed a late point to equalise.

In the Tracton match, we had built up a good lead halfway through the second half when Tracton fought back to make it a two point game. However, the lads rallied well and we finished strongly to lead by six at full time. We were very happy with that response from our players.

We have a busy schedule ahead as we prepare for Championship v Kilworth on 24th May, we are training hard and there is a great spirit in the squad.  We are eagerly looking forward to the upcoming  campaign."


Future stars of the club

Our Fe11 football team at a recent game against Whitescross. 

Blarney Camogie U16 Team

Blarney's first game at 16A grade. Well done to all on a great debut in 16A in a recent game against St. Finbarrs.  Lost a thrilling game to St. Finbarrs 2.08 to 4.10.

Club Beag

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 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. 

Club Beag’s first session for 2015 will take place on Saturday 18 April (11.30am – 12), not on the second Saturday (i.e. 11 April) due to the Easter holidays. 

We would be delighted to welcome new members to Club Beag for the coming year. For further queries, please contact Club Beag’s Chairperson Mairead Sheehan on 087 417 0690

Barra O'Connell - What the club means to me

"I picked up my plastic hurley at the age of five and since then have had a long love affair with the game of hurling.  The lads that day that held the same plastic hurleys are still my friends along with the many other friends I have met along the way – so life-long friends are definitely a trait of not only the Blarney GAA but GAA clubs in general.  

Hurling is central to my every day and without it I’m not sure what I would do.  The Blarney GAA Club is run by numerous remarkable individuals who collectively contribute to the development of each and every member of the club.  The club itself is not only in the centre of the village but it is indeed central to the community of Blarney.

Not only are individuals educated in terms of hurling, football or camogie but life skills are also learned through actively participating within the organisation.  Of course young people need to learn basic manners, respect and self-confidence in the home, but the GAA fosters these qualities and while the battles on the pitch may be fierce, we all shake hands at the end of the game and thank our coaches after each session.

There is a sense of togetherness - family even,  which is vital to any team or club whether it be on or off the pitch."

Upcoming Fixtures...

Intermediate Hurling Division 1 Hurling League Round 3:

Thursday 2nd April

19:00   Blarney   vs   Newcestown    

Junior Football League Division 1 Round 4:

Saturday 4th April 

18:00   Blarney   vs   Kilmurry     

Sunday 12th April, 2015 

15:00   Kilmichael   vs   Blarney  - Round 5  

Note: All Blarney fixtures and results are on as soon as they become available.

Please check closer to the date confirming all fixture details.

Our current chairman, Kevin Kelleher, was chairman of the club from 1983 to 1990