Club Notes 11-08-2022
History was made on Monday night, when the Kilmacabea U12 girls captured the club’s first ladies football title with a brilliant 2-8 to 1-4 win over a very gallant Courcey Rovers team played in Barryroe. After a nervous opening the Kilmacs got a grip of the game and driven on by two goals by captain Nell Kinsella it was the Kilmacs who went in at half time leading by 2-3 to 1-2. Turning to play up the hill in the second half, the Kilmacs defended brilliantly and with Eimear O Donovan pulling off to great saves in goal, it looked like the girls would hold out for a famous victory. And when ref Martin Collins put his whistle to his lips and blew the final whistle there was huge celebrations amongst players and supporters as history was made. Sophie Scarlett was named as player of the match before Nell Kinsella become the first Kilmacabea ladies captain to lift a West Cork title in front of a rapturous crowd of supporters.
Everyone associated with the club would like to congratulate the girls on a magnificent achievement in the clubs first year in existence. Huge thanks must go to the management team of Kevin O Brien, Agnieszka Cebo, Ailleen O Brien and Ciara Whooley for doing fantastic work with the girls and guiding them all the way to this historic win. But the final word of thanks needs to go to Donie O Donovan, who without his persistence and drive the idea of a Kilmacabea GAA Ladies football club would not have come to fruition.
For the record books the first Kilmacabea u12 Ladies Football panel to bring a West Cork Ladies title back to the club and parish were: Eimear O Donovan, Zoe O Brien, Lucy Forsyth, Rua Mahmood, Kayla O Sullivan, Emer Jennings, Heather O Donovan, Sophie Scarlett, Nell Kinsella (captain), Aela French, Fiona Shanahan, Isabelle Murphy, Mia Collins, Ciara Connolly, Mary-Jo O Mahony, Nevaeh Philpott, Ciara Jennings, Chloe Connolly, Caoimhe O Brien, Annie O Donovan, Bridget Hurley.
On Friday night next the Junior A Footballers play their final group game in the championship against Clonakilty in Rosscarbery at 7pm. Having defeated Kilbrittain in the opening game and losing the second game in Ballinascarthy, this is a must win game for the team if they hope to progress to the knockout stages.
Huge thanks to all those that helped to make Kilmacabea GAA Cul Camp 2022 a massive success. Thanks to all the coaches and volunteers who, without their dedication during the week the camp could not take place and also to Cork Footballer Damien Gore. Also huge thanks to Camp Coordinator Des Murphy who put in huge work to make sure the camp ran smoothly. Here’s to Cul Camp 2023.
Fixtures for the coming week:
Junior A Football Championship Round Robin Game 3 v Clonakilty on Friday 12th August at 7pm in Rosscarbery
The club/community council lotto is up and running again since the start of the year, so don’t forget to play as the draw takes place every Monday night. Tickets can be bought at the usual local outlets at a price of €2 each or 3 for €5. Also the Lotto can be played online at www.leaplotto.ie and also on the Club force app by selecting Leap Lotto.
Our club monthly draw is once again up and running for 2022. Prizes totally €1000 are up for grabs each month and your support would once again be appreciated. If you would like to purchase a ticket for the draw, please contact any club officer for further payment details.
The club merchandise store is now linked to the club facebook page. If you log onto www.facebook.com/KilmacabeaGaaClub and click on the visit website button at the top of the page, this will take you directly to the club merchandise page on O Neill’s.com where all the latest Kilmacabea GAA gear can be purchased.