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.