October 26th 2014 - CLUB NEWS - By Noel Collins
Passage 1---06 Youghal 1—09
Passage West Under 15 Hurlers brought the curtain down on their long season when going under to Youghal in the Under 15 B Hurling league Final played at a wet Cloyne pitch on Bank Holiday Monday.
For most of the Lads it was their third final in as many weeks, as they were involved in two Football finals, winning both, that and the tough conditions took it out of the lads as they just came up short against a strong Youghal side.
Forced to play without a number of regulars , Passage were under pressure in the opening half, but some good play by the Passage keeper Jack Lake and the solid defending of Robbie Maxwell at full back, helped by Sean O’Mahony, Joe O’Keefe and Ronan Quirke, kept Passage in the game.
Cathal Maloney once again put over three nice points to have the sides level at the break.
Passage started the second half well and took a point lead before a fortunate goal had Youghal back in front. A great goal from the hurley of Luke Tett had Passage still in the game as the light started to fade. Youghal pressed hard and put over two points to run out winners by three points.
Cathal Moloney once again showed his skill, as he scored 6 points , while Luke Tett was always a danger in the forward line, scoring a good goal to being Passage back into the game, Ronan Quirke also showed well for Passage.
As the season ends for this bunch of lads, a lot of credit must go to the mentors Barry Harrington, Dave Maxwell and Ian Lester for all their work throughout the season.
Next year will see a lot of the Lads move up to Under 16 Hurling and they can look forward with some optimism for the future of hurling in the club.
The Juvenile Annual General Meeting will take place at the Billy Cotter Pavilion Manning Park on Thursday 20th November 7—30 pm.
We are asking that all parents will attend and get involved with the various teams for next season. We are always looking for new mentors and helpers. We welcome new members and ask them to come along and get active within the club.
While the AGM of the Adult club will take place on Monday 24th November at the Billy Cotter Pavilion Manning Park 7—30. We are asking that all members and intending new members make a note of the date and will attend both important meetings.
Our Ladies Minor Football team will play Knocknagree on Wednesday next 29th Oct at Mallow in the Semi Final of the Minor D County Football Championship kick throw in 2---30. It is hoped a large support will travel to the North Cork venue to support the team
Our underage camogie has started to take off once again in the club, thanks to Dave Maxwell , Ann Forde, Brian Malony and helpers for their time and effort with these teams. It is hoped that in a few short years we will be competing in the various leagues within the county.
Jackpot 2800 Euro, Numbers drawn, 14-----20----24 No winner, 3x20 winners, Colette O’Callaghan, Eddie % CUH, Sean Geary Draw takes place each Sunday evening at Clubhouse 8pm.
The club are running a Christmas draw to raise funds for the club, the draw will have many prizes with the draw taking place on Saturday 20th December. Tickets are 2Euro Each or 3 for 5 Euro.
Once again it’s vital that this draw is well supported as its one of our main sources of raising finances during the year. Tickets will be available in clubhouse and from the various committees from this week.
Regular visitors to our club will see that work improvements are always needed in the club grounds, re fencing and extra lighting of the training area for the winter months, the Christmas draw is a main source of getting funds.
The Billy Cotter pavilion is available for Birthday Party’s, Christenings, Meetings ect, please contact Oonagh for details.
Come along to the Clubhouse on weekend’s to see your favourite team on the big screen while enjoying a few pints with your friends.
Christmas is now coming up and the clubhouse will be b busy with party’s, make sure you don’t miss out, see the upcoming events here each week.
Passage West GAA Golf Society will hold their annual Christmas outing on Sunday 28th December at Fernhill , Tee time 10---11--30 am This will be a run as a three man scramble, with members picking their own teams. Deposits will be taken a week before the event to Tim Killen, Paddy Carroll, Michael O’Mahony or Noel Collins. It is hoped that this outing will be well supported on the day ,with music and prizes organised at the clubhouse on the night.
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Both our Junior Football teams are still in the running for the various competitions in City. Our Junior A Football side have a meeting with Whitecross in the McSweeny Cup on Sunday Morning at Manning Park, throw in at 11—30 ,while our Junior B Football team will play Whitechurch in the Semi Final of the league and the Seandun Cup on Sunday 9th November in Ballinlough
Sunday 2nd Nov Junior A Football Mc Sweeny Cup vr Whitecross home 11—30
Sunday 9th Nov Junior B Football Seandun Cup vr Whitechurch home 11—30
CORK COUNTY BOARD DRAW
The Cork County board draw has again started up with the first draw taking place in the end of October with two monthly draws. The County Board draw with prize fund of over £450 thousand in 12 monthly draws including two free draws.
Each month from November to August there are 5 divisional prizes of £150 each.
The aim of the draw is to provide Clubs with finance to fund their ongoing developments both on and off the field.
The money goes the following way, £35 prize fund & admin, £47 promoting club, £18 grants /developments/coaching/CLCG Chorcai.
You can pay on line by login to www.corkgaadraw.ie you can pay £1O per month cash or direct debit.
We as a club are asking our members to join this draw as it’s a vital source of income for our club, as we get back 47 Euro for every member joined.
Please contact, Michael O’Mahony , Joe Madden or Noel Collins for details re joining etc or collect form at clubhouse.