Castlehaven Ladies GAA

Castlehaven Ladies GAA club was established on the 17th June 2103. It was decided that after running a very successful Gaelic 4 Girl’s course with over 50 girls ranging in ages from 6-12 attending, that the interest was sufficient to found our own Ladies Gaelic Football club. Over 30 people attended the inaugural meeting where there was overwhelming support for the foundation of a ladies club. John McCarthy chairman of the West Cork Board preceded over the election of officer, Martina Burns' fixtures, secretary of the West Cork Board was also in attendance and offered very positive support. Vincent and Sheilann O’ Neill of O’Neill Landscaping generously sponsored our first set of jerseys which have been widely admired.

The first club foray into competitive football began in the summer of 2014 where the u12 team competed in the West Cork league. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience and some great performances were displayed throughout the summer, the highlight being a home win against Rosscarbery.

We had some great experiences during our first year and we were honoured as a club to establish and host an U10 Blitz in Memory of Eilish Collins which will become an annual event held in September. The Club also had a very exciting experience on Sunday 28th September 2014 when our U10’s were selected to play an exhibition match in Croke Park at half time during the Ladies All Ireland Final.

The future looks very bright for the club as we now have U12, U14, U16 and a Minor team all ready to compete competitively. Our U8’s and 10’s have been entered into an all-Ireland Blitz’s that’s held annually in Passage West, Co Cork where 74 teams from all over the country come together and celebrate all that’s great about Ladies Gaelic Football.

Ladies Officers 2015

Chairperson Marie Buckley
Vice Chairman              Tina Brown
Secretary Matthew Lawlor
Assistant Secretary Linda O'Donovan
Treasurer Eileen Seymour
Assistant Treasurer Maeve McCarthy
PRO   Eimear Hogan
Assistant PRO Eleanor O'Connell
Fundraising Committee

Conor Buckley, Sinead Buckley,
Eileen Seymour, Shelia McCarthy,
Sarah O'Driscoll, Caroline Salter

Under 6 / Under 8 Football Management:
Emer Cleary
Meave Buckley
Celine Buckley
Sinead Buckley
Enda Buckley
Bill O'Driscoll

Under 10 Football Management:
Eimear Hogan
Meave McCarthy
Lisa Deasy

Under 12 Football Management:
Mark Hogan
Carmel Connolly
Brendan O'Donovan
Marie Buckley

Under 14 Football Management:
Finbarr Santry
Sean Hayes
Catriona O'Mahony
Tina Brown

Under 16 / Minor Football Management:
Dinny Cahalane
Meave Davis
Ciara Hayes
Ciara Santry


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