Dear members & supporters,
Passage AFC being a community Club, it is important for us to improve our communications with you. To help us improve communications, this year we will introduce a club newsletter which will be distributed to your email.
The Club Newsletter allows us to reach people at home and on the move and is a great way to keep up with ongoing events happening throughout the Club.
It will also include the new weekly online lottery results and keep our supporters updated on fundraising events throughout the year.
There will also be an online shopping facility for players/parents to purchase club crested training and utility gear.
Please spread that word and share us on Facebook to help connect us with supporters far and wide.
Chairman, Passage AFC.
Carrauntoohil Climb – Sept 24th 2016
On Sept 24, 2016 brave souls from Passage AFC will take on the Carrauntoohil climb. To help raise the funds needed for the Maulbaun Drainage Project, volunteers from the Club will start off early on the morning of Sept 24th on the arduous six hour journey from Cronin’s yard.
This is the 2nd time in recent years we have taken on this challenge with 19 brave men & women making it to the summit in 2012. We hope to match or better that this year.
This event is open to all club members and supporters over 16 years of age.
If you wish to join the climbers on the day, sponsorship cards are available to help raise funds and for those who can’t make it on the day, please make a donation to those climbing – Contact: 0879377378
The Club would like to thank those taking part and wish everyone a safe and successful event.
Thanks for your Support!
Chairman, Passage AFC
Meeting Arrangements for Sept 24th
- Depart from Passage West at 7am to meet up in Ballyvourney before 8:00am
- Stop for breakfast in Ballyvourney @ An Cruiscin lan cafe (026-45537).
- Meet at Cronins yard at 9:30am.
- Targeting to be back in Passage West before 6:30pm
- Water & snack
- Rain gear
- Hat & gloves
- Change of clothes
Dick Hartnett Memorial Golf Classic.
See More @ http://passageafc.ie/index.php/golf-classic
Passage AFC will hold a fundraising Golf Classic competition on April 23rd at Fernhill Hill Golf & Country Club.
These events are a great day out and we hope you will come out in numbers to support the Club and enjoy the event.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the Maulbaun development project. At the end of this soccer season, the Club will begin the next phase of the Maulbaun development.
A much needed drainage system will be installed under the grass pitch which will help greatly with our Club membership growing year on year and the increased demand on the resources available, especially during the winter months.
The installation costs will be €35K and I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to all those who have devoted their time and efforts into fundraising for this project over the past two years and also to the local businesses who have always shown great support for the Club.
In honour of our dearly departed friend and Vice President Dick Hartnett, we have named this memorial event after Dick, who always had fundraising for the Club close to his heart.
For more information on the event, visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PassageSoccerClub/ , our twitter page https://twitter.com/passageafc or leave a message on our website @ www.passageafc.ie
Passage AFC Kids Easter Soccer Camps 2016
PASSAGE AFC are running two mixed children’s soccer camps this Easter in Maulbaun all Weather pitch, with FAI coaches running the camps.
Week One is starting March 21st-24th, Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 2pm. This camp is for children aged between 6 and 8 years of age and the maximum capacity is 25 boys and girls. There are still 10 places available for this camp.
Week Two is starting March 29th-1st April, Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 2pm. This camp is for children aged between 9 and 12 years of age and the maximum capacity is 25 boys and girls. There are only 3 places still available for this camp.
Cost per place =€50 per child, avoid disappointment and register now, Deposit of €20 to secure your place. Enquiries to 087-2984061, or drop us a line at email@example.com “LET THE GAMES BEGIN”
On Friday the 25th of April 2014, Passage West Community will host its second 10K Road Race. Each year all proceeds raised by our event are donated towards a charity selected by our committee. Following the unprecedented success of last years event in aid of “Katies Wish To Walk”, this year the chosen charity is the “Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club” The Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club was founded in 1992 by a small group of volunteers who took a group of deserving children on the trip of a lifetime to Lap Land. Since then, the club has gone from strength to strength and now has over 40 volunteers. Throughout the year, the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club brings sick and deserving children from CUH, Mercy Hospital, St. Gabriel’s and the Cork Deaf Association on numerous trips, as well as hosting many fun and exciting events. Some of the events and trips that have been organised by the club include: • Holidays for the families of terminally ill children -• Annual trip to Euro Disney • Trips to Lapland • Christmas at Fota • Monster Easter Egg Hunt in UCC • Fun Cruise on the River Shannon • Regular visits from all the Disney Characters and Clown Duo ‘Bally & Wally’ to the hospital wards • Trip to Haulbowline Naval Base
The Club are delighted to announce our intention to construct an All-Weather facility at our site in Maulbaun, adjacent to the local Schools. This is a significant undertaking for our Club that will benefit not only the Soccer Club but also the wider Community. We have entered into a partnership that will provide the Star of the Sea with a state of the art training facility that will benefit all of the children in the Community, not just our own club members. It is our intention to make the facility available to all other community based organizations to help increase the overall participation in Sport and provide the resources that our community has been crying out for in recent years. The Soccer Club has always been well supported in the community and we call on your support and commitment now as the club s fundraising activities kick into gear to raise the necessary funds to complete the Project in time for the next School term and start of the Soccer season in August. The sponsored walk is the first of our planned fundraising activities since we made the announcement and we hope that every one of our members will go the extra mile this year in reaching out to the wider Community to help raise the needed funds to complete the project on time. Our thanks as always for supporting the Club and making this event a great success! Kind Regards, Declan McGrath, Club Chairman, Passage AFC.
Information night and Website launch.
Information night regarding the proposed development of the all-weather pitch in Maulbaun and website launch takes place on Friday the 8th of March at 7-45pm in the clubhouse in Rockenham. There will be a number of guest speakers. There is a wine and cheese reception and tea’s and coffee’s. The club would appeal to all those involved with the club, players, coaches, managers, families, friends and the community of Passage West to come along. The forecast for the development of the club is extremely positive so please come along to hear what is happening.
Kick Start 1 Course
Passage AFC in association with the FAI are hosting a Kick Start 1 course in Garryduff on Saturday 16th of February. This is a fantastic course for anyone wishing to get involved in coaching or anyone who would like to do a refresher to update existing knowledge.The course material would be applicable to those that are coaching any sport. The course is free to anyone associated with the club and a fee does apply to any coach external to the club. There is still some availability. For further details contact 085 1836339.
Fundraising – Carrantuohill Climb
Passage A.F.C. soccer club is undergoing a transformation under new chairman Declan McGrath and his new Committee. The club is undertaking a season of transition and is busy fundraising in an effort to try raise money for the development of an all weather facility at the club which will help the 11 full side teams (male and female) in the club and the academy going forward and add to the fantastic floodlit facilities already in existence at the club. One fundraising event was held recently at the end of July where 24 men, women, and children climbed Ireland’s highest mountain Carrantuohill to raise a significant amount of money for the club in the process. On a rare beautiful Saturday morning the members and friends of passage A.F.C. headed to Kerry for the climb in greats spirits. After the fry up in An Cruiscin Lan in Ballyvourney (good idea at the time) everyone gathered at the bottom of the climb to get safety instructions from the two accompanying guides and then headed for the summit via the O’Sheas gulley route. Many many bottles of water later there was a great feeling among the group when they all reached the summit to be greeted with the most spectacular views the country has to offer. After a cup of tea and some sandwiches the group descended down via the Devils ladder route and were exhausted but delighted to have completed the climb and make new friends along the way. The group then returned victorious to Passage to ‘The Tavern’ bar for food and a well earned drink or two. New chairman Declan McGrath said “As the new Chairman, I was delighted to join the climbers on the mountain. It was a unique experience for me. I was acquainted with members and supporters of the Club and met new friends on the Climb. The weather played its part in helping the 24 of us, the young and the no so young to make it to the summit. We were very lucky with the sun shining all day. We all took away something from the climb, some cuts and bruises but also a sense of achievement and personal fulfillment” The day was a fantastic success on and off the mountain. We raised much needed funds for the facility development. It was incredible seeing everyone pulling together for the Club, members and supporters helping behind the scenes, those who gave generously, the climbers pulling together to get everyone up and down the mountain safely and the sponsorship from ‘The Tavern Bar’ for refreshments after. It was fantastic day for the Club and on behalf of the Club, I would like to thank everyone involved for their support for this Passage Soccer Club Fundraising Event. Watch out for more fundraising events in the coming months as Passage AFC look to continue to provide a good standard of local soccer for the local people of Passage West and beyond. New members are more than welcome and you can contact the club via its website www.passageafc.ie, Facebook pages or contact any member of the committee for more details on upcoming events, matches and how to join a team.