Following our AGM last Thursday the main committee for the coming 2016/2017 season is as follows:

Chairperson John Quinn
Vice-Chairperson Jason Shaw
Secretary Niamh Howard
Treasurer Antonette Murphy
Finance Andrew Gill
Schoolgirls Secretary Maree Murphy
Schoolboys Secretary VACANT
Academy Alan Lehane

Other roles are:

Membership Secretary Yvonne Kelly
Facilities Ian Murnaghan
Coaching Development James Goodwin
Lotto Declan McGrath
Pitch Officer Adrian Quirke
Senior Team Liaison VACANT
Fundraising VACANT

We are inviting applicants for the vacant roles. For more information on the roles or to apply please contact John Quinn at or Niamh Howard at

Many thank to all those that attended the AGM.

Schoolgirls U16 Singleton Supervalu Cup Winners


Congratulations to the girls and Management of the schoolgirls U16 team. It is an unbelievable achievement after coming up a division this year and to win the Cup. The team showed unbelievable heart and fought until the bitter end and tested everyone’s heart in the final. Both players and management did Passage AFC proud.



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Congratulations and well done to our U13  Division 5 League winners. They finished off a fantastic season beating Carrigtwohill 1-0 and going the full season unbeaten in the league.. Well done to managers John Quinn & Ger O Mahony who expertly guided the team through the season




Well done to the Cork Schoolgirls U16 Gaynor Cup squad who won the Cork City and Cork County Youth award. Included in the photo is Captain Danielle Burke, Tara Murphy (assistant Coach) and John ‘Bird’ Murphy (Manager).

Great achievement for all involved.


quiz nightTHANK YOU

A big thank you from all the Committee at Passage AFC to thosewho supported the table quiz on the 23rd of October in the Tavern.

A big thanks to Pat O’Mahony the quiz master on doing a great job, thanks to Karen O’Mahony & Ivan Bevan & the Tavern for helping out.

A special thank you to all our sponsors also everything was much appreciated! In all a very enjoyable night.




Massive congratulations to Danielle Burke who has been selected for the Republic of Ireland Women’s Under 17s International Squad to attend the UEFA European Women’s Under 17s Championship, First Qualifying Round in Turkey.

A truly fantastic achievement Danielle!!! We are all so very proud of you here at Passage AFC.


As many of you know running a club with 19 teams and an academy with big numbers is a very difficult thing to do.
In order for us to do this successfully we are constantly looking for fundraising ideas.
We are looking to put a fundraising committee together to help our ever growing club to move forward.
If anybody is interested in joining this committee, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact our Club Secretary, Niamh Howard for more details. Niamh is contactable at 087 1273823 or

Many thanks
John Quinn



PASSAGE AFC are delighted to announce our latest Partnership with a new local business.

We welcome Ali and his Family into the Community and we wish you every success with The RAJ Indian & European Restaurant business in Passage West.
Opening Sunday Aug 2nd with a great special offer. Be sure to book in advance.
Watch out for more special offers available to Passage AFC members!



Well done to Mary Mehigan who was the winner of our club lotto jackpot. A long time supporter of the lotto enjoy your winnings.



CELTIC Soccer Academy is delighted to announce that they have added a further five partner clubs to their ever growing Club Partnership Programme in Ireland.

The new clubs are Passage AFC (Cork), Keadue Rovers (Donegal), Glenmuir (Dundalk), Ardcroney FC (Tipperary) and Temple Villa (Athlone), which gives the club a spread of partnerships all across the country, bringing the total number of partner clubs in Ireland to 16.

These partnerships allow the club the opportunity to re-connect with supporters in a very important market for Celtic, and to build mutually beneficial relationships for each party.

The long term partnerships will involve the sharing of club methodologies, coach education, coaching camps, and general best practice. The partner clubs will also embark on team tours to Celtic Park, and will spend some time with our coaches here.

Willie McNab, Celtic Soccer Academy Manager, said: “The latest additions to the Club Partnership Programme really highlight the great work which is currently going on in Ireland at the grassroots level.

“We firmly believe these clubs are the perfect fit for our club partnership programme and we are looking forward to working with them for a long time to come’’

For more information on our International Club Partnership programme click HERE or contact Willie McNab on



Passage AFC are pleased to announce the opening of our new All-Weather Training Facility in Maulbaun Passage West.

The official opening night will be this Friday March 28th @ 6pm with Minister Simon Coveney and other dignitaries present on the night to cut the tape.

The new facility adds a new dimension to the Club and will facilitate additional training sessions for all members, especially through the winter months. The facility also provides commercial opportunities for the Club to hire externally and generate funds for the Club into the future.

We are delighted that the facility is now opened and the Club is inviting all our members to attend the official opening on Friday @ 6pm in Maulbaun to celebrate this momentous occasion.

We look forward to seeing you on the night!


CWSSLThe club are delighted to announce that Alex Walsh, Ciara Morrissey and Emma Byrne have been selected by the Cork U12 representative side to go forward for more training with the squad.

Clionadh Fahy, Danielle Burke, Danielle Hayes and Aofie O’Flynn have also been selected to go forward for training with the U16 representative side.

This is a huge endorsement of the clubs investment in training and training infrastructure.

A proud day for the girls, their families and the coaches who give up their time week in week out to provide all players to showcase their undoubted talents.


 Passage AFC awarded €70,000 grant aid.

Passage AFC today received a major boost when the Sports Capital Programme grant awards were announced on Dec 2nd, 2012. The Club had submitted an application to develop our facility at Maulbaun, with the addition of an All-weather training facility, and recently had the planning application approved for the development.

The development project will be funded by the Club’s many fundraising events and the announcement today that the Club will be awarded €70,000 towards the development of the All-weather facility is a huge step forward for the Club and for the wider community.

The All-weather facility will be used both by the ‘Star of the Sea’ local primary school and our Club in a joint venture to help increase the overall participation in sport in the wider community. The facility will also be available to other local community organisations.

With the announcement today the Club hope to accelerate plans to construct the All-Weather Facility at the Maulbaun site, with the intention of having the new facility in place before the start of next season.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support in bringing us to this point with our development plans. From the generous contributions of the local community, the parents of all our players, our club sponsors and club fundraisers, to the engineer, the solicitor, the council members that guided us through the lease and planning processes, and a special thanks to our local politicians for lending their support to our grant application.

We hope we can rely on your continued support in developing the club facilities for the benefit of the wider community.

 Main sponsors for Passage AFC.

Passage AFC is delighted to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year (1972-2012). The longevity of the Club is testimony to the long tradition of community support we have enjoyed which has allowed the Club to flourish. Support from local businesses is another crucial fundraising opportunity for the Club. This year Passage AFC has attracted two main sponsors for the Club.

Our partnership with WiseTek Solutions began last year, and we are proud to announce WiseTek Solutions as a main Club Sponsor for the next two years. WiseTek Solutions Ltd, who are located in Glanmire, specialise in providing contract services to the Electronics Industry, providing employment opportunities for the local community, as well as members of our own club. WiseTek Solutions will be the sponsor of the club’s Senior Mens side. Find out more about WiseTek Solutions at

The Eurospar shop in Passage West is another long-standing supporter of our Club. Adjacent to our home ground in Rockenham Park, we have always enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship and this year we are proud to announce Eurospar as a main Club Sponsor. Our partnership with Eurospar also allows our club members to contribute to the club through Eurospar’s loyalty point’s scheme. Find out more about Eurospar offers at

We are very grateful for the commitment and continued support of our main sponsors and indeed for the support from all our sponsors. We hope you will be proud to be valued partners of Passage AFC.

Community Award for Jim Murphy.

Well done to Jim Murphy who received a ‘Community Award’ in the GAA club last Friday night. Jim is a founder member of Passage Soccer Club and has held every office available within the club. Politically he has represented Passage West and the people of the town as an elected member of the local council. He has done so much for Passage West and many people in the town that Friday nights award is richly deserved.Hopefully Jim enjoyed his time in the spotlight, he deserves the acknowledgement of his continued support of all the positive aspects of Passage West.