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U21 Footballers through to next round, new underage officers, clothes drop and lots more in this months eNewsletter. 

An Bhlarna Abu!

Changes At Underage Level

Congratulations to Neil Murphy (Secretary) & Michael Barrett (Chairman) pictured above who recently got elected at the Underage AGM.

Many thanks to the outgoing Secretary, Bryan Mullane and Chairman, Michael O'Mahony Junior for their hard work and time over the last few years.

Intermediate Management

Best of luck to the Intermediate Management and Team in 2016!

The background staff this year includes (LR): Sean Guiheen (Head Coach), John Hurley (Selector), Ray Murphy (Selector), Paul O'Connor (Assistant Coach), Michael O'Mahony (Manager).

U21 Footballers - Good Win Over Grenagh

Our U21 Footballers defeated Grenagh in a Muskerry U21B Championship on the 21st of January last.

It was a good win for the lads and gives a solid foundation to build on for the next round.

Click here for the match report

Ballinhassig Defeat Our Intermediates

Blarney's first competitive fixture of 2016 was away to Ballinhassig yesterday morning in the first round of the Intermediate hurling league. Unfortunately despite blue skies, the result did not go our way.

Final score was Ballinhassig 1-16 Blarney 1-8.

Click here for the match report

2016 Membership

Our registrar Pat Harrington will be at the clubhouse on Friday evening 4th of March (18:45 - 20:00) and Saturday morning 5th of March (10:30 - 12:00).

Could all of those who have not paid their membership please do so this weekend.
Why become a member?

Blarney Winner

Congratulations to Pat & Mary O'Connell who won €100 voucher in the February Cork Clubs GAA Draw last night.

For all the results - www.corkgaadraw.ie

Poc Fada Donations

All proceeds from the 2015 St Stephens day Poc Fada were recently donated to three different charity organisations.

€200 was presented to Blarney Meals On Wheels by our Club President Michael O'Leary.

Michael also presented the Blarney branch of St Vincent de Paul €200 on behalf of the club.

The club will also present the 'Friends of Jamie Wall' trust €200. Last year at 22 years old Jamie (from Kilbrittain), suffered a spinal stroke and is currently confined to a wheelchair.Click here to read more about Jamie.

Many thanks to all who participated in the Poc Fada to make this possible.

What the Club Means To Me - Stephen O'Brien

Like many others my first involvement playing with the club began with the parish leagues and the very successful Monacnappa side of the early 90’s. And well over 20 years later I’m still playing and involved with the club.  The club continues to provide a wonderful opportunity to the youth of the village in promoting our games, there is fantastic work being put in from club beag level right up to our premier intermediate hurling and Junior A football teams. 

There are some fantastic people volunteering their time to help run the club and it’s very heartening to see such great numbers training our future stars on Saturday mornings, manning the gates for our very important car boot sales and stuck in the board room dissecting every day issues during our committee meetings! It is very easy to help out when there are so many others doing the same.

It’s great to see the club continuously progressing and making development plans to cater for our future needs, our club gym is a fantastic facility and it is hoped that our all weather pitch will be built during 2016 and this will ensure that there are training facilities available for all teams, all year long.

Blarney GAA is where my closest friendships have been formed and is like a second home to me. It plays a huge role in my life where I hope to be involved for many years to come.

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