A great sadness has descended upon our club today as we learned of the death of our Club President, Tommy 'Tucker' O'Connell Snr.
A lifelong servant to our club as a player and supporter; he lined out for our hurlers and footballers many times in the 50s and 60s.
He was part of the Intermediate Hurling team that got to a county final in 1964 against Castletownroche at the Cork Athletic Grounds, playing alongside the famed Noel Gallagher in the half-forward line. Many other great Youghal men also played on that team, such as the late Jackie Griffin and Noel Hogan, to name but a few.
After his playing days, Tommy, along with his wife Mag, raised a wonderful family who have made an enormous contribution to our club. As the next generations of his clan don the Maroon and Gold, it's safe to say, his legacy will live on.
Tucker was almost a permanent fixture on the sidelines of Copperalley, be it an under 12 or a senior match. He would always give refreshing, honest appraisals of how good or bad a Youghal team performed and he didn't hold back, whether you were his son or a stranger.
It's safe to say that the club will feel this enormous loss for a long time to come, but however great our loss is; we think of his wife Mag, his children Anne, Alison, Siobhan, Neil, Sean & Tommy 'Tucker' Jnr, and the entire O'Connell family. We hold them in our thoughts and prayers as they grieve for this Great Gael.
No doubt there will be many a sliotar fly in the fields in the sky this evening as Tommy 'Tucker' O'Connell is reunited with teammates gone before him.
Tommy O'Connell Snr, Club President RIP
Funeral arrangements below.
Everyone in CLG Eochaill, Camogie, & LGFA wish to extend our sincere sympathies to Ross, Ruby and the extended Cashman, Desmond & Butler family’s on the untimely passing of Donna.
Donna was a committee member within our camogie club and could be regularly seen on the bank proudly cheering on her daughter Ruby and team mates! She was always around to give a helping hand were needed and always done it with a smile.
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All members, friends and family are cordially invited to Club Áras on Saturday evening 11th February for the unveiling of the Clubs Commemorative Frames (sixteen unique framed and signed jerseys with photos, articles and other mementos commemorating the greatest days in Youghal GAA history). With Guest speakers, Entertainment and Refreshments, we look forward to a very enjoyable night and everyone is welcome. Save the date! More details to follow closer to the night.
Youghal GAA AGM THURSDAY 15TH DEC @8PM Club Aras
Youghal Camogie Sat 26th Nov @ 4pm
Eochaill Og 05th December @8pm
The entire Youghal GAA community would like to extend their sincere condolences to John, Ian, Deirdre, Sinead and the extended Parker & Terry families following the passing of their beloved Florie.
Florie was a fantastic club volunteer for many decades, along with her husband John. With John, she supported all our teams far and wide.
She will be sadly missed by all of us who hold many happy memories of Florie.
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On this day, Sunday 23rd of October, 1955; a group of men travelled to Fermoy to take on Mallow and came away with the club's first ever Intermediate Hurling Championship title.
It finished Youghal 4-6 Mallow 2-5.
They will forever be remembered in the history of CLG Eochaill as one of our greatest ever teams.
Today, 67 years later, we remember them as the team who broke the mould and carved the way for the many Youghal teams that followed after, and we think especially of those who are no longer with us.
Up The Youghal Boys
Our thanks to Donal Lehane for his sponsorship of the Minor kit. Much appreciated Donal from all of us here
Everyone at CLG Eochaill would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the Hogan family on the tragic loss of our great friend Noel Hogan. A very much devoted club member who held many positions in our club and was also an accomplished referee. Noel’s insight and knowledge of our games will be sadly missed.
Our deepest sympathies to Louise, Enda, Dáire & Éala on the passing of their wonderful husband & father Alan.
We extend our condolences to the Fox & Cronin families, to all of Alan’s friends & to anyone who was lucky enough to to Alan.
We are sending love & strength at this difficult time. Alan, you will be missed by us all here at CLG Eochaill.
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The sincere sympathy of Cumann Luthcleas Eochaill is extended to Aidan Foley & all the Foley families on the death of Kevin '(Foghlu)' Foley. Kevin is a Vice President of our club and was a long standing member. He served as selector on numerous teams and took an active part on many club committees. Kevin continued the Foley connection of his uncle Tom Foley which went back to the foundation of our club
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Huge thank you to Youghal credit union for there recent sponsership of underage goals for copperalley! These will go a long way in developing our future stars
Due to recent vandalism and anti-social behaviour, kids under the age of 12 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian unless they are using the ball alley or “Top Top” pitch for GAA related activities.
We would welcome enforcement of this rule by all club members, managers and coaches.
Due to the clash with, the late fixed, IHL game against Bandon in Copperalley the EGM is being brought forward by an hour to 7pm on Tuesday. There is only one item on the agenda, the transfer of trustees to ICCLG.
As we require a quorum of 15 members at a General Meeting, we need you to come along.
Thank you everyone who attended our AGM last night special thanks to our outgoing officers and the very best of luck to our incoming committee and team mentors.
Chairperson - Ross Cashman
Vice-chair - Catriona Hill
Secretary - Anthony O’Regan
Registerer - Sam Swayne
Treasurer - Catriona Hill/ Sam Swayne
PRO - To be filled
Culture Officer - Louise Dempsey
Child welfare officer - Sam Swayne
Parents Rep - Claire Kennedy
U8 - Owen Fox
U10 - Pat O’Brien
U12 - Fergal Cronin/Paul Moylan
U14 - Catriona Hill
U16 - Sam Swayne
U18 - Evelyn Cashman
Junior - Mike O’Brien/Ashleigh Corcoran
Everyone in youghal camogie and @youghalgaa would like to offer our sincere Condolences to Dawn, Lorraine and the entire Kelly family on the untimely passing of Timothy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
CLG Eochaill extends its deepest sympathys to the entire Joyce family on the passing of Billy, Billy was a great supporter of the Club and repaired Hurley’s for us for many years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
The Club are doing a guard of honour for the late Billy Joyce RIP Friday, any available members are asked to be at cemetery for 12-30pm..
CLG Eochaill extends its deepest sympathys to Siobhan, Hannah Catriona, Aidan and the entire O Neill family on the passing of Pat. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hanam
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Please note anyone paid in full ( 100e) by 7 Jan will b included in special draw for 2 All Ireland tkts. This can b done online with your current draw no. or through club.
Looking for a different kind of gift this Christmas! 2022 Rebel Bounty ticket sale is now open: www.gaacork.ie/rebelsbounty
Please select Youghal GAA when you make your purchase as 100% commission goes to our club (above the minimum ticket sale requirement).
30 cash prizes available monthly and you also buy yourself the chance to win €100,000!!
It is with great sadness that Youghal GAA have learned of the death of one of our most famous and renowned hurlers, Seanie O'Leary.
His passing has sent a wave of shock and loss across the entire GAA community in Cork and around the whole island of Ireland, such was his legacy to the game.
While his exploits for Cork will go down as some of the greatest moments in the game's history, in Youghal we were the lucky ones.
Seanie hurled with us throughout one of Youghal's greatest periods on the field of play in the 70s & 80s and his contribution was immeasurable. At just 17 years of age he was part of the 1969 intermediate hurling county winning team. He lined out at corner forward in our first and only County Senior Hurling Final in 1971 where a late Glen Rovers rally saw off the gallent Youghal men and the same year he won an All Ireland u21 medal with Cork.
A decade later, in 1981 he was a vital part of the Youghal team that won the Cork Senior league v Midleton.
All the while, he picked up 4 Celtic crosses in the red of Cork and was awarded Centenary Hurler of the Year in 1984.
A great friend to all he shared the maroon and gold jersey with, his contribution to the game of hurling made us so proud that he was one of our own.
Our sincere condolences to his wife Geraldine, his children Aideen, Tomás and Ciarán and the extended O'Leary family at this sad time.
Up The Youghal Boys
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Please note the following correspondence from our Commercial Director Sinéad O'Keeffe.
All clubs are asked to please share the following with your members and supporters abroad.
We are hosting a virtual event for Cork supporters outside of Ireland on Thursday December 2nd at 8pm. The night is a look back on 2021 as well as an eye to 2022.
Our MC for the evening is RTE presenter and commentator, Ger Canning. We will hear from our Senior managers Kieran Kingston and Keith Ricken and enjoy discussions with various Cork Hurling and Football stars.
It is a Zoom webinar. Please share this link with all of your network and ask them to share it with their network.
Link to the Zoom Webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TcnhfTpgTwWtv-K8rGvLBg
The club will be holding a mass for all deceased members on Friday the 3rd December in the Holy family church at 7.30pm. There will be light refreshments in Club Aras after.
All are welcome