KILWORTH GAA NOTES 13th January 2020 2020-01-13 20:53:00


On Saturday morning, December 21st it was with tremendous shock and sadness that we learned of the passing of one of our loyal friend’s, comrade and former player Pad McCormack, otherwise known as ‘The Prophet’. Pad gained his nickname from his ability to predict the outcome of matches in his younger days. He donned his beloved red and white of Kilworth for many years, playing at Junior level, at a time when it was notoriously hard to win this grade. After a barren spell of eight years, Pad was a member of the 1980 team that brought the cup back to Kilworth, after a humdinger of a final against Castletownroche, one of our finest rivals at the time. This team went on to defeat Delaney Rovers in the first round of the County, after a replay, then Aghada fell to the men in red and white, setting up a final with Newcestown, which we lost after a titanic struggle. Pad was to the forefront of all these battles, renowned for his burst of speed over 20/30 yards (There was only one winner in those sprints). He was also only one of the few to perfect the sideline cut, at a time when it wasn’t the art that it is today. His signature trait though was his ground strike, capable of driving the sliotar 70/80 yards with a customary flick of the wrists.

Pad again won a North Cork medal in 1983, defeating Charleville in the final. There was to be no County odyssey this time as St Catherine’s proved to be too good in the first round. A couple of years after this the Prophet called it a day, having more than earned his retirement, as he said himself. This didn’t end his involvement with the club however, as he was always on hand to drive Machinery, or be available for stewarding on big match days. If you needed him, he was there. He was an affable man and people loved being in his company. He was a big supporter of the club financially, an ever present in the County Board Draw and also a big promoter of the club lotto every week.  

We will miss seeing him around the village and seeing him wander into the pitch to see what was going on, with his customary hands behind his back. The Guards of Honour at his Removal and Burial were testament to the love and respect that the community and his Moorepark family had for him. It was as Pad would have wanted effortless and seamless. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Due to data protection and safety, all GAA and Camogie clubs around the country are required by law to abolish communication through groups such as WhatsApp. To ensure we can communicate with our members, which is vital for the running of the club, we strongly encourage all members and especially players to register and pay membership online at This ensures we are able to contact members and players regarding fixtures, training session times and everything in between. If you have any difficulty please do not hesitate to contact a member of the committee who will be happy to help.

See rates below:

Adult player - €50

Adult non player - €40

Student and minor - €30

OAP - €20

Husband and wife player - €70

Husband and wife non player - €55

Family (2+2) €100 + €15 for all subsequent children

One parent family (1+1) €60


2020 subscriptions for those who pay the yearly €90 lotto subscription directly to the club are now due. The €90 ensures you are entered in every draw for the next 12 months AND you get 7 draws free! If you are interested you can contact a committee member.


Our next fortnightly club meeting will take place on Monday January 20thin the clubroom at 8pm.  Keep an eye out for details on our first development committee meeting of 2020 which will take place within the next few weeks.


The Senior A Hurling Championship fixtures for the coming year have been announced. Keep the weekend of April 18th/19th free. We look forward to another showdown with our rivals Fr O’Neills in the first round.


There was no winner of our lotto jackpot this week worth €19,450. The numbers drawn were: 6,18,23,24. The lucky dip winners of €25 each were: James Fennessy c/o Centra, Helen Condon c/o Ger Hennessy, EllaMae Roche c/o Centra, Sean Beecher c/o Ahernes . Next week’s jackpot will be €19, 600 and will take place Monday the 20th of January. Tickets cost just €2 each or 3 lines for €5 and they are available locally in the four pubs, the Gallery Crafts and in O’Sullivan’s Centra Kilworth. You can also purchase a lotto ticket online at Be sure and play today for your chance to win! Best of luck to all of our players!


The club would like to extend huge congratulations to Bob Allen and Jenny Russell on the birth of their daughter Saoirse.


On behalf of the club we would like to express votes of sympathy to the Gallagher family Glanworth and the Dolan Family Fermoy following their recent bereavements.


Please like our “Kilworth GAA” Facebook page (, follow us on Twitter @KilworthGaa or check out our new website @ You can also follow us on Instagram @kilworthgaa. These pages will be updated on a regular basis and Twitter will also have regular updates of the scores and key moments from all our championship games later in the year.

MAIN CLUB SPONSORS: Mike Walsh Pharmacy, Aherne’s Pub, The Village Inn, KDC Ltd, Kilally Stables and Mitchelstown Dental Clinic.

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