Kilworth GAA Notes - January 7th 2021 2021-01-12 08:42:00


On behalf of the club I would like to wish all members, players, mentors and supporters a very happy, prosperous and safe New Year. 2020 has been a tough year for many people and I hope the 2021 will start to see improvements for everyone. For now restrictions remain in place, it’s important that we mind each other, remain vigilant, stay safe and let’s hope this 3rd phase is the beginning of the end, with the vaccination taking hold in certain sectors of the population as the most recent restrictions begin to be relaxed. We look forward to the year ahead with hope and enthusiasm and wish all our players, team mentors and teams the very best of luck for 2021.


Our Club AGM was held virtually online on Wednesday December 16th It was strange to say the least yet gave us the opportunity to look back and review club activities on and off the playing field on a year like no other. Both chairman Liam Kenny and secretary Labhras Flynn spoke in depth about the events of the past year and thanked all those who helped in anyway over the past twelve months. We have many great volunteers who gave their time during the most difficult of years and they were thanked sincerely for what they do for this great club.  Special mention was given to outgoing joint PRO’s Bébhinn Kenneally and Laura Sheehan for their great work in 2020. Both are taking time out to concentrate on their studies, and we wish them all the best with this and hope they stay involved in some shape or form. Treasurer Mossie McNamara provided an in-depth report on the financial affairs of the club for the year.

Chairman then outlined the 3 motions put forward on the night as follows;

Given the year of Covid and difficulties of online meeting we propose the officers are returned in block except for vacated positions for 2021. Proposer Executive.

Given the year of Covid and the knock-on delays to the Development project we propose that the year may be added to the term of office of the Chairman to facilitate same as necessary. Proposer Executive.

Independent Team Kilara Og to be again ratified for 2021 with a special meeting to decide the future strategy to be held ASAP and thereafter ASAP a meeting with Araglen GAA club held to discuss that then agreed strategy. Proposer Kilworth Juvenile GAA Club.

All 3 motions were passed. As a result of Motion 1 all officers were returned in block except for the role of PRO which was vacated. This position of PRO and Assistant PRO were filled over Christmas.

Ratified Officers for 2021;

President: Bill Hegarty; Vice Presidents: Canon Leahy, John Finn, Peg Sheedy, Lar Flynn, Paddy Whelan, Sean O’ Callaghan, John O’Connor, Michael Dunne, Tom Howard, John Twomey, Dave Hogan, Willie Walsh, Patsy O’Mahony, Sean Hegarty, John Hogan, John Carey, Mick Twomey & John Sheehan; Chairperson: Liam Kenny; Vice Chairperson: John Heggtveit; Secretary: Labhrás Flynn; Assistant Secretary: Fergus Flynn; Treasurer: Mossie McNamara; Assistant Treasurer: Mike Walsh; PRO: Shane Tobin; Assistant PRO: Michelle O’Keeffe; Registrar: Alan Kenny; Development Officer: Aidan Hyland; County Board Representative (hurling): Fergus Flynn; County Board Representative (football): Liam Kenny; North Cork Board Representatives: John Twomey and Liam Kenny Insurance Officer: Mike Walsh; Irish and Cultural Officer: Joe Aherne; Club Health and Wellbeing Officer: Mike Walsh; Children’s Officer: John Horgan (appointed position).  Executive Committee: John O’Connor, Patsy O’Mahony, Noel Daly, John Condon, Bill Hegarty, Tom Howard, Pat O’Brien, Ned O’Brien, Ber Wheeler, Mike O’Brien, John Sheehan, and Mairead Lynch in addition to all club officers and assistant officers listed above.


The GAA have introduced a new online system called Foireann for club membership. The site allows the member greater control in relation to their own information and also ensures compliance with GDPR. For those who completed Covid Health Questionnaires last year for games and training, you will recognise the site. For those who haven’t it is simple enough to navigate.

Firstly, log on to If you used the site last year, your log in details will not have changed. If this is your first time using the site, first click “New User? Register” and follow the directions to first verify your email address and to then create your profile.

Once you are set up on the system you can select which ever membership option suits you. As previously, there are discounted rates for family membership, wives/partners, 3rd and subsequent children, OAPs etc so please take time to ensure you are selecting the best option for you. The system also replaces the older paper form where you were asked your preferences in relation to club communications, use of your/your child’s image in team photos, action shots etc, any medical issues which the club may need to be aware of etc.

The system is now up and running and we would ask that you pay your membership as soon as possible. All players and management teams are to be paid in advance of your return to training / playing games. If you have any queries in relation to the system, please do not hesitate to contact club registrar Alan Kenny (0868536501)

Membership rates for 2021 (No change from 2020);

Adult Player €50

Adult (Non Player) €40

Husband (Player) & Wife €70

Husband (Non Player) & Wife €55

OAP €20

Student (over 18) €30

Juvenile (under 18) €30 (€30 each for first child and second child, third and subsequent children are €15 each)

U6 & U7 Girls (Football Only) €15

Family (2 adults and 2 children) €100

Family (2 adults and 3 children) €115


Congratulations to our premier intermediate hurlers on the success of their 7th annual 5k fun run/walk fundraiser. Covid didn’t stop their endeavours and this year’s virtual event held between December 26th and January 4th has been a huge accomplishment. At the time of writing their target set of €3k has been well exceeded. Well done to all and a big thank you to our loyal players, members and supporters who once more were so generous both financially and in terms of time to support the lads. 



In a close-run outcome, Tony Sheehan with 18 correct answers out of 20 just pipped Kieran Walsh and the McNamara’s who both scored 17. Well done Tony and thanks to everyone who took part. Answers to all questions below;

  • When was the last time Kieran Walsh didn't start in goals for a Kilworth first team in hurling championship (name the year)?  2001 - 12th August v Charleville in Ballyhooly – lost 1-15 to 1-08
  • Who was in goals that day?  Brian Carey – Brian had excellent record in goals in championship hurling conceding just one goal in his 4 championship games in this position in 2000 and 2001
  • The McNamara’s (Damien, Maurice & Noel) have made numerous appearances together for Kilworth. Before them, who were the last set of 3 brothers to line out together for Kilworth in a hurling first team championship game?  The O Donoghue’s, Kieran (corner back), Will (full forward) and Damien (right half forward) played together in 2003 v Castletownroche in Glanworth. The three O Donoghue brothers actually lined out together on 7 different occasions in 2002 & 2003.
  • Kilworth have lost 4 Junior A Football North Cork Finals - who beat them in those finals? Kilshannig in Kildorrery (2019) lost 3-16 to 0-07, Buttevant in Kilavullen (2017) lost 2-13 to 1-09, Glanworth in Mitchelstown (2008) lost 1-09 to 0-09, Kildorrery in Fermoy (2007) lost 5-04 to 0-08
  •        Since being promoted from Junior Hurling in 2006, Kilworth have scored at least 4 goals in 3 championship                            hurling matches. Who were these games against? Aghada (2018) – won 4-16 to 1-10 @ Ballynoe (Goals Eoin Carey, Noel McNamara, Jamie Sheehan & Jeremy Saich); Fermoy (2016) – lost 3-16 to 4-11 @ Kildorrery (Goals Noel McNamara 3, James McCarthy) ; Dromina (2007) – won 6-12 to 3-14 @ Buttevant (Goals Paudie Lynch 3, Adrian Mannix, Damien O Donoghue & Miksey O Brien)
  •       Kilworth have drawn 6 times in first team championship hurling in the last 20 years - can you name the teams         they drew against? Mallow (2018) drew 2-17 to 1-20 @ Castletownroche; Kilbrittain (2009) drew 0-14 to 1-11 @ Ballincollig; Grenagh (2005) drew 0-12 to 1-09 @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh; Castletownroche (2004) drew 2-12 to 1-15 @ Ballyhooly; Kildorrery (2004) drew 1-16 each @ Mitchelstown; Clyda Rovers (2002) drew 0-14 to 2-08 @ Ballyhooly

7    Kilworth played 3 matches to win the 1996 u21 A football   championship, beating the three towns   (Mitchelstown, Fermoy & Mallow) along the way - in what order were those 3 games played? QF v Fermoy – won 0-15 to 2-06 @ Ballyhooly; SF v Mallow – won 1-08 to 0-08 @ Castletownroche; F v Mitchelstown – won 1-08 to 0-04 @ Fermoy

8     Kilworth have won 2 u21A hurling north Cork titles (when there wasn't a premier grade in place). In what years        did Kilworth win those titles? 1965 (beat Ballyhea in the final @ Kildorrery – the game was played in July of 1966); 1967 (beat Rathluirc in the final @ Castletownroche – the game was played in May of 1968)

9    Which Kilworth man has won the most Junior A hurling north Cork medals (on the field of play) and how many   has he won? (1 point for each answer) Johnny Hogan with six (1961, 66, 67, 71, 80 & 83)

10  Who is second on that list and how many has he won? (one point for each answer) Aidan Kenny with five (1991, 93, 95, 2006, 07)

11  One man has captained Kilworth to 2 Junior Hurling North Cork Titles - who is he?  Fred Sheedy 1966 (v Araglen) & 1971 (v Liscarroll)

12   Kilworth have played in 7 Junior Hurling County Finals playing 6 different teams along the way. Can you name the 6 teams? Cloyne (draw and replay) 1961, Cloughduv 1967, Newcestown 1980, Blarney 1993, Fr O Neills 2005, Dungourney 2006

13   Kilworth have played in 2 Junior B Football County Finals - name the opposition? Kilbrin 1985 – lost 0-06 to 1-02 @ Mallow; Diarmiud O Mathunas 1995 – lost 2-10 to 2-05 @ Bishopstown

14  Who knocked the Kilworth u21 A footballers out of the county championship in 1996? Clonakilty 3-12 to 0-08 @ Bishopstown

15  How many All Ireland winning senior hurling management committees was Fred Sheedy a part of? Three 1999 v Kilkenny, 2004 v Kilkenny & 2005 v Galway

16  In what year did Will Twomey win an All Ireland u21 hurling medal? 1998 v Galway

17  Name the 2 Kilworth men that hold All Ireland minor hurling medals?  Will O Donoghue 1995 v Kilkenny & Damien McNamara 1998 v Kilkenny

18  Kilworth lost minor football county finals in 1994, 1995 & 1998 - to whom did they lose those games? Canovee in 1994 – lost 2-09 to 0-03; Iniscarra in 1995 – lost 3-13 to 0-04; Canovee in 1998 – lost 1-04 to 0-03



As advertised over the last week on Social Media our club lotto has been postponed for the month of January (initially) as we adhere to the latest Government and GAA guidelines with regards to Covid 19. Anyone paid up for the lotto will carry over to the next draw. We will keep you updated as to when that lotto draw will be. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later. With regards the annual lotto we will provide an update in the coming weeks. Due to the suspension of the lotto for a period in 2020 there will be a portion of the €90 paid for 2020 transferred to 2021.

Two lotto draws were held over the Christmas period outdoors in compliance with Government and GAA guidelines at the time.

There was no winner of our Lotto jackpot on 21st December which included our Christmas bumper draw. Jackpot: €7,000 Numbers drawn; 03,05,16,26. No Winner, Christmas Lucky dip winners; 1st €100 Shane, Sandie & Mia c/o Shane Tobin, 2nd €25 Brendan Wheeler c/o Ber Wheeler, 3rd €25 Pat McNamara c/o Tom Howard, 4th €25 Sean Murphy c/o Online, 5th €25 Mike Walsh Jnr c/o Yearly, 6th €25 Amelia Gill c/o Centra, 7th €25 Hannah Twomey c/o Dinny Twomey, 8th Hamper Pat Milward c/o Ger Hennessy, 9th Whiskey, Joan McCarthy c/o Centra, 10th Whiskey, Steve Casey c/o Online, 11th Whiskey, Anderson de Souza c/o Online, 12th Baileys, Laura Sheehan c/o Centra, 13th Duo of Wine, John McCarthy c/o Online, 14th Duo of Wine, Ned O’Brien c/o Yearly, 15 Bottle Wine, John O’Connor c/o John O’Connor. Thanks to those who sponsored and provided prizes for the draw.

There was no winner of our Lotto jackpot on Monday 28th December. Jackpot €7,200 Numbers drawn; 8, 23, 25 & 26. No winner. The lucky dip winner of €50 was McKenzie Baker c/o Brian Carey, the lucky dip winners of €25 were Michelle O’Keeffe c/o Online, Fiona Slattery c/o Tom Howard, and Ann Moloney c/o Shane Tobin

Next Lotto Draw Jackpot; €7,400, date TBC.  As always, we would like to thank all our subscribers for their continued support.


Congratulations to Chris Kenny who got married on December 28th and to Mark Kenny who got engaged over Christmas.

Congratulations to Will Twomey and Helene O’Sullivan on the birth of their daughter Rhea Mae in the run up to Christmas


Congratulations to the Cork U20s and our own Eoin Carey wo had a great win over old rivals Tipperary in the Munster Final played on December 23rd, a proud night for Eoin, his family and his club. Lining out at midfield, Eoin played a major part in a great win for Cork. The All Ireland final was due to be played this coming weekend, however due to the reintroduction of Level 5 Covid 19 restrictions this will not go ahead. Cork await the Leinster winners (Galway/Dublin) in the final and we wish Cork and Eoin all the very best for the final whenever it eventually takes place.


The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Byrne and Slattery families Fermoy and Kilworth and the Shanahan family Kilworth following their recent bereavements.


Best wishes and a speedy recovery to any club members who are ill or knocked out at present.



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