Crosshaven AFC are delighted to confirm that Irish Legend Ray Houghton has agreed to take part in this Augusts game. Ray, of course, has probably scored the two most famous goals in Irish footballing history against England at Euro '88 & against Italy at USA '94. BOOK TICKETS HERE
It seems completly surreal sitting here at an internet kiosk in Portugal having to write a tribute to a great clubman but also a great friend. I think when someone so special to so many passes away it is important that they are remembered the correct way. Savvy was the ultimate clubman, the fact that he died at the door of the clubhouse says it all, he lived, breathed & died for Crosshaven AFC. Every spare hour was used tending to the pitches, cutting the grass on his pride & joy, the Grasshopper mower with customised number plate. He went to every game that he could home/away, he went out every Monday to do the clubs lotto draw while also holding a place on the club's committee. People like Savvy are irreplaceable, one in a million. He shared in the clubs triumphs but was also on hand to get things moving when occasionally the club wasn't doing so well. I'd encourage anyone to go to Camden at the moment & look at the top pitch that Sav was getting ready for Augusts match. It is absolutely immaculate but then again he was a perfectionist. Anyone that ever had Sav do a plastering job for them will testify that he was never happy until the job was done right.
From a personal point of view Savvy was like a family member, there for every family occassion, births, deaths & marriages. He was the one that sourced our family home, he was always there for our kids, he travelled near & far with us, he was also like our personal handyman at times. You could argue with him as Savvy was incredibly stubborn but it was always difficult to stay mad at him for long. As club Chairman he always had my back even when I was wrong. A true sign of a loyal friend.
Arrangements for his removal & funeral have been released with the removal 5pm Sunday from Fordes in Carrigaline. The funeral Monday at 11:30 from St. Brigids, Crosshaven. Let's give him the send off he deserves.
To his sisters Sally & Susan, brothers Finbarr & Billy & of course his extended family & friends we extend our sincerest condolences. To the all those who tended to Sav, the players from the Legends team, the emergency response units, ambulance crew, doctors, our friends at Crosshaven GAA, Passage AFC we thank you for all for your efforts.
Crosshaven AFC won't be the same without you Sav.
Rest in peace,
Seamus Murphy - Chairman
Fantastic news - Crosshaven AFC are delighted to announce three new main sponsors for this Summers Legends game XL (Main Street, Carrigaline), Ernst & Young as well as Lynch's Centra. We can't thank all 3 companies enough for their support. Please support our sponsors!
Crosshaven AFC are delighted also to team up with Red FM as media partners for this Summers Legends match. They will join the Evening Echo & The Carrigdhoun who have come on board as print sponsors. BOOK TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE.
The U12's continued their push for League honours & promotion with a fantastic 4-3 win over fellow title contenders Richmond last night (29th Apr). In fairness the scoreline does not reflect the balance of play as Crosshaven probably should have won by a bigger margin. A goal down early in the game, Crosshaven responded well though. Josh McCarthy had a goal wrongly disallowed before Niall Deane headed home a Rory O'Sullivan corner to restore parity. Liam Connolly got the feintest of touches minutes later to give Crosshaven the lead following good work from Ethan Berkery-Kelly. Richmond responded well & levelled ten minutes before half time when a long punt wasn't dealt with & the visitors shot under the advancing Adam Power. Crosser restored the lead before half time though with Connolly again popping up in the box to side foot home.
Crosshaven started the second half in the same vein with Connolly denied a hat-trick due to another debatable offside call before Ethan Berkery-Kelly added his name to the scoresheet with a wonderful finish. Richmond huffed & puffed but couldn't break down the defensive line of Ryan McCann/Ronan O'Donoughue/Liam Cotter & Peter Lehane. They did manage to score with two minutes remaining, again had the referee blown for offside he probably would have been right. Crosshaven now just need 5 points from 3 games to secure promotion. Next game at home to Strand Utd, Bank Holiday Monday 10:30am.
The FAi Summer Soccer School Returns this July to Crosshaven AFC from the 20th to the 24th. The price remains the same at €65pp with discounts for families. Price includes FAI Summer Camp full kit, backpack & football. Places limited to 100 so please book early to avoid disappointment. for details & to book go to www.summersoccerschools.ie
Crosshaven AFC are delighted to announce a major fundraiser for the end of the Summer when we assemble a team of Legends to take on the might of the Republic of Ireland Legends XI in Camden. The game will now take place on Saturday 1st of August to avoid a clash with thstart of the CSL & MSL seasons. The match issure to draw a huge crowd with the Irish team expected to have many household names from previous World Cup exploits. All funds raised from this game will go towards the continued development of the grounds. Further details including who is playing for each team to follow in the coming weeks. In the meantime sperad the word & let's get Crosshaven rocking for this event.
As another busy year draws to a close at Crosshaven AFC it’s time to thank all those who make a big contribution in keeping the club running & moving forward.
In small community with so much to offer from a sporting & recreational perspective it’s vital that we give thanks to those who give of their time on a voluntary basis to fundraise, coach, do maintenance work etc not just in our own club but in every voluntary organization locally. Sometimes the fact that these people are volunteers is forgotten.
Off the field in Camden we have once again to improve our facilities & equipment. During the Summer we purchased a new pitch mower at a cost of €7k, it came with the number plate 14CSAVVY (thanks Vaughan) & this small purchase has made a huge difference to the pitches & to our volunteers. Not only can Savvy now cut the pitch in half the time, the cut is significantly better & there’s a place on board to hold a coffee cup!
Last month the all-weather surface was replaced to a new 3G surface resulting in a more realistic playing surface, less burns & an altogether more enjoyable experience. The grounds around this training area will be put back to normal in due course while Curly is currently crafting the new goals to put the finishing touches to the facility. A huge thanks to our development committee, Willie Meade, Mark Reardon, John Kiely, Noel Condon, Stephen Kiely & Dan Aherne for the efforts in getting this project done. Also a big thank you to Sharkey, John Aherne, Savvy, Brian Twomey, Carrigaline Tool Hire & Jack Kent for their help & support. Also a big thank you to Minister Coveney for his help & input. Once complete we hope to hire this area out for Kids Football parties so watch this space!
Last Easter a group from the club travelled to Manchester/Liverpool representing the club. The trip involved a friendly in Liverpool, we also took in a tour of Old Trafford, the Everton/Man Utd game at Goodison (Moyes last match) & on our last day the group got to train at the Man City Training Academy. Overall it was an excellent experience, the kids (& adults) were a credit. Roll on 2016!
On the pitch we currently have teams from U10 downwards, 2 x U11 teams, U12, U13 & U15 teams playing in the Cork Schoolboys League. We also have U16 Girls, Junior Men’s & Senior Men’s teams all doing pretty well at the time of writing.
A major fundraiser is going to be announced in January so watch the Newsletter for further info. Our Lottery draw remains the biggest single fundraiser the club has. You can play online via the clubs website www.crosshavenafc.com or in The Oar Bar, Johnnys Return Bar & Buckleys. A big thank you to all our regular sellers, committee & supporters, some of whom are selling for 20 years! Keep up the good work guys!
Finally to all our members, supporters, committee, sponsors, players past/present we, Crosshaven AFC, wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
The following is the full list of Award winners at the 2013/2014 end of season bash in the Carrigaline Court Hotel........
Top Scorer - Golden Boot U18 Girls – Ciara O’Keeffe
Top Scorer - Golden Boot U19 Boys – JORDAN MURPHY
U18 GIRLS PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: AOIFE FURLONG
U19 PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: FIONN MURPHY
JUNIOR PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: JOHN AHERNE
SENIOR LADIES PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: AOIFE BREEN
SENIOR MENS PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DAVID MORAN
U18 GIRLS PLAYER THE YEAR: EVA O’CALLAGHAN
U19 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: KYRAN COX
JUNIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR: PADRAIG DESMOND
SENIOR LADIES PLAYER OF THE YEAR: MAJELLA MCCARTHY
SENIOR MENS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: EOIN LAWLOR
Clubperson of the Year: STEPHEN KIELY
Chairmans Award: CIAN KINGSTON
HALL OF FAME: BUZZ O’CONNELL – EOIN O’HEA – ALAN O’DRISCOLL – DAVID O’DRISCOLL
POSTHUMOUS AWARD – TOMMY AHERNE
Crosshaven AFC are delighted to announce that we have joined forces with Catalyst Health & Fitness Club to provide our members with a fantastic offer. Crosshaven AFC members can avail of a 12 month membership for €300 (normal price is €435). Details of how to avail of this offer will be posted on our website tomorrow. A big thanks to all at Catalyst especially Dan for making this gesture. Click here to download application form.
Do you want to play for Crosshaven AFC for the coming season but don't know who to talk to? We have Senior/Junior Mens teams, Ladies and Schoolboys & Schoolgirls teams from U6 upwards. Fill in the form by clicking on the link below & we'll get the manager of the team to ring and discuss plans for their coming season. All players from all areas welcome.
Thank you all for your support over the years.Your continued support is needed . You can do this by getting a club lotto ticket, or purchasing the club merchandise . All you have to do is follow the links on site.Thank you all again for your continued support.
Crosshaven AFC Members Offer- 5 Physical Therapy visits with Mervyn Young for the price of 4. Just simply say your from Crosshaven AFC when visiting to avail of the discount. Mervyn is based by the airport near Harlequins.