After a 15 year absense, the Passage West GAA Parish Leagues are making a comeback on Wednesday the 23rd of August – All children born between 2013 and 2016 are welcome to take part – all kids in the community (not just Passage West GAA players) are more than welcome to partake no matter what their ability.
– Group games to be played Wednesday 23rd August (6:30 – 8pm) – ALL teams playing finals on Friday 25rd August (6:30 – 8pm) – Medals will be presented to ALL Kids – Clubhouse open, Pizza Truck will also be on-site Friday for all parents and children to socialise and enjoy the club facilities
There will be extra celebrations that night in the Billy Cotter Pavilion as there will be a night to remember the 40th Anniversary of the Passage West Cork Intermediate Football Championship Winning Team of 1983!
Sean Cash and Philip Heavey both started for the Cork Footballers against Tipperary last weekend – Philip scored 3 points in the first game, and a goal and three points in the second game. Both played well, with Cork winning the first game by the thinnest of margins (1-7 to 1-6) but ran away clear winners in the second game.
Well done to both Phillip and Sean for this great achievement, they are great representatives for our growing underage club!
Our fabulous Passage Pythons G4M&O took part in a charity blitz organized by Meela Moos G4M&O football team yesterday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The blitz was a fundraiser for Cork ARC Cancer Support House and you can still support by buying some raffle tickets for brilliant prizes through the idonate link below.
As usual the team had an amazing day out filled with football and plenty of laughs!! Our G4M&O team are fantastic ambassadors for our club and we are delighted to see them get the opportunity to take to the field in Páirc Uí Chaoimh! Well done all!!
McCurtain Cup & Division 1 Hurling League trophy visits underage training!
There was fierce excitement tonight at underage training as Liam, Conor, Callum, Kevin and Tomas from our Junior Hurling Team brought both the McCurtain Cup and the most recent Division 1 Hurling League trophy for the boys and girls to see!
Junior Ladies Unbeaten Run comes to an end with Semi-Final Defeat – 9th July 2023
Our Juniors unbeaten run unfortunately came to an end yesterday evening at Manning Park at the hands of a strong Glanworth team at the semi final stage. Passage opened the scoring with an early goal from Laura Finlay before the North Cork side converted a goal of their own. The lead continued to change hands a number of times throughout the half with both sides exchanging points and adding a goal each to their tallies, Passage’s coming from the boot of Sarah O’Mahony. Glanworth went in at the break 2 points ahead; 2-6 to 2-4.
In the second half Glanworth’s experience began to show and they converted a number of scoring opportunities without reply. Passage continued to battle and did not let their heads drop, making Glanworth work hard for their scores and pushing on to create some of their own. Glanworth ran out deserved winners in the end on a scoreline of 3-12 to 2-7. A disappointing result but plenty of positives to be taken after a great league run. The panel will be further boosted with players returning from holidays before championship in August. This league campaign has been a great opportunity to give girls from the U16 panel their first taste of adult football and they have given a great account of themselves.
Sincere thanks for the great support for the team last night as they played on a pristine Manning Park pitch. We wish Glanworth LGFA all the best in the final.
Passage team: C.Mullane, K.McGranaghan, A. Allen, S.Moynihan, S.Hughes, R.Sheehan (0-1), E.Murphy, T.Bateman, E.Murphy, L. Heffernan (0-1), A.Higgins, S. O’Mahony (1-1), S. McCarthy, L. Finlay (1-2), R.Browne, T. Whyte, S.Ryan (0-2), K. Farrell, L. Finlay, T. Hanlon, L.Coughlan, A. Keane
2nd Win in Weeks for Junior A Hurling Team as they win the AOS Security Division 1 Hurling League Final! – 9th July 2023
Our Junior A Hurling team celebrated victory once again today as they clinched their second trophy of the year in an intense battle against Whitechurch in the Seandun Division 1 League Final. Following their recent triumph in the McCurtain Cup against Na Piarsaigh, Passage are currently riding a wave of success and have firmly established themselves as serious contenders for the upcoming City Championship.
The match kicked off with Whitechurch exhibiting their early dominance on the field by scoring three quick points. However, Passage swiftly responded, and in the 13th minute, Conor Coughlan secured their first score of the game. From then on, the contest witnessed a series of fiercely contested physical exchanges, with both teams relentlessly fighting for every ball.
It was end to end now and only for some poor shooting 13 wides in the first half, Passage would have been out of sight. After Conor’s point, Whitechurch responded with two quick points. Passage lost two players Ryan Carroll and Evan Clarke through injury and the substitutes Graham Carroll and Luke Hanlon who came in thrived on the physical side of the game and this helped Pasage to regroup. A Cian Mc free and two points from play from James Lavery narrowed the gap to a point on 20 minutes. Lavery and Graham Carroll took over and eventually won the midfield battle with Cork U20 captain Micheal Mullins.
The match’s defining moment occurred in the 25th minute when Luke Hanlon scored a magnificent goal, ultimately proving to be the crucial score that tipped the scales in Passage’s favour. Gary Tett pulled off a magnificent save soon afterwards to keep Passage ahead coming into the break. Points from Ronan Harrington and James Kind who was excellent throughout gave Passage a 3-point lead at the half-time break.
Half-time score Passage 1-7 Whitechurch 0-7.
Whitechurch opened the scoring in the second half and quickly added a second from a 65. Passage responded with 4 unanswered points – 3 frees from Cian Mc and Luke Hanlon and a fantastic point from out by the sideline from Luke Hanlon. The highlight of the second half was Cian Mc’s two points from sideline cuts. His brother Niall fired over the last score from play on 20 mins. It was all frees from then on.
The Passage defence were outstanding in this half winning all their battles. Captain Sean Harrington commanded the square, giving his man no ball throughout. Kevin Cuthbert was up against a very formidable opponent and eventually came out on top. Cathal Mc Carthy who has had an injury-plagued season so far thundered into the game in the closing 20 minutes and will benefit from some more game time. Cillian Murphy didn’t put a foot wrong after coming on at cornerback and outside him, new player Conor Hannon had a very steady game.
Graham Carroll rolled back the years in midfield and alongside him, James Lavery the man from Co. Down put in his normal 9 out of 10 performance. The forwards led by Ronan Harrington, James Kind, Conor Coughlan, Calum Finnegan and Jamie Mc Carthy worked their socks off chasing every ball and giving their opponent no time to settle.
Special call out to the youngest player on the team Dylan Barrett for pushing back his flight for his holidays to ensure he was able to play. He can be proud of his performance today. I almost forgot to mention our two great goalkeepers Gray Tett and Aidan Long. Both made important saves and their puck-outs were top-class.
Throughout the game, both teams demonstrated commendable sportsmanship and determination, leaving no opportunity unexploited in their pursuit of victory. The players displayed incredible skills, tenacity, and unwavering commitment to their respective sides. Passage’s hard-fought triumph earned them their second trophy this year and solidified their growing momentum as they approach the City Championship. With their recent successes and the unyielding determination shown by each player, the Passage Junior A Hurling team has unquestionably established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming championship. Well done to all the players and the management team.
Passage: Gary Tett; Cathal McCarthy, Sean Harrington, Ryan Carroll; Conor Hannon, Cian McCarthy, Kevin Cuthbert; Evan Clarke, James Lavery; James Kind, Conor Coughlan, Dylan Barrett; Calum Finnegan, Ronan Harrington, James McCarthy.
Subs: Cillian Murphy for Ryan Carroll, Graham Carroll for Evan Clarke, Luke Hanlon for Calum Finnegan (all 16); Aidan Long for Gary Tett (h/t), Niall McCarthy for Conor Coughlan (38).
Scorers: Passage: Luke Hanlon 1-7 (0-4f); Cian McCarthy 0-5 (0-2f, 0-2 s/l, 0-1 65); James Lavery 0-2; Conor Coughlan, Ronan Harrington, James Kind, Niall McCarthy 0-1 each.
U8 Boys take part in Mini Blitz against Ballygarvan and Sliabh Rua – 1st July 2023
Our U8 boys played a mini football blitz this morning at home in glorious sunshine. A total of six games were played by our two teams against Ballygarvan and Sliabh Rua. Very competitive games with great defending, scoring and kick passing skills were on show by our boys. A fantastic morning of football was had by all three clubs.
Our U11 footballers took on St Michaels this evening in what was a very good, tough competitive game of football.
Dylan had his usual excellent game in goals making some telling saves.
Ross, Cameron, Jamie and Eirnan worked tirelessly in the full back line driving out with numerous ball.
Charlie Cremin, Ben and Josh were busy in the half back line snuffing out plenty of ball and getting attacks going.
Zack and Rory worked well in midfield covering every inch of the pitch all evening.
Ryan, Max, Tiernan and Leon were constantly making themselves available on each attack and worked hard stopping the defence from moving easy ball out the field.
Charlie O’Connor, Lorcan, and Cooper battled all night with the full back line causing them all sorts of problems resulting in some turnovers.
Overall a very satisfactory performance from all the lads. Thanks to all who came to support the lads and thanks to St Michaels for hosting.
Team: Dylan O’Sullivan, Ross Murray, Cameron Lee, Jamie Boylan, Eirnan Wood, Charlie Cremin (0-02), Ben Devine, Josh Hanna, Zack Long, Rory Walsh (2-02), Ryan Whyte, Max O’Sullivan (0-01), Tiernan McCarthy (2-02), Leon Joyce (1-00), Cooper Laffan, Lorcan Granby (0-01) and Charlie O’Connor.
U12 Girls bring League Final trophy to U10 training
A huge thank you to the members of the league-winning U12s team who brought the cup to the U10s training session this evening! They spoke to the girls about their road to the final and gave lots of advice on playing football; trying your best and most importantly having fun. Thanks too for the lovely treats they brought for the girls!