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U16 Schoolboys League
DOUGLAS HALL 1
PASSAGE AFC. 3
They say good things come to those who wait. These Lads had waited long enough and after a few performances where we had shown plenty of character but didn’t quite get over the line they got a richly deserved and long awaited win in a frantic local Derby at Moneygurney this morning.
Douglas started with real intent and threw players forward overloading the inside left channel keeping Jamie O Sullivan under sustained pressure for a spell. Jamie stuck to his task and with the support of Matt Walsh and
Fionn O Mahony they managed to keep Douglas Hall at Bay. Daniel Moynihan produced another display of top glass goalkeeping to keep Douglas from getting their noses in front. Sean Casey and Charlie O Regan provided width and energy as We gradually got a foothold in the game
Ryan Driscoll and Jack Hanlon were working hard to get on the ball and started to play the ball in behind the Douglas defence creating a few openings and some badly needed service for our 2 hungry strikers Conall O Callaghan and Ronan Allen. Daniel Akinsanya was getting tackles in and making runs through the middle as we battled hard to try and get some breathing space and make a few chances of our own
Jack Hanlon gave the ball to Conall from a short corner and his whipped cross was met by Daniel Akinsanya at the near post to put us 1-0 up which was a bit fortunate on the balance of play.
The second half began with Douglas again going all out for a goal but Daniel Moynihan was in great form making several saves . Unfortunately for us Douglas did get back in the game when their striker managed to breakthrough and took his chance really well.
Glen Lyons had been introduced wide on the left and Bassam wide on the right giving us fresh legs and added physicality as the intensity of the game never let up. Sean Quinn came in to the defence and played a big part in keeping the Douglas Hall attack from getting in behind with vital tackles and interceptions.
Bassam got onto the ball in the middle of the park and played a great ball over the top for Conall to run onto with great timing and even better finishing as he lifted the ball high over the keeper and under the crossbar to restore the lead. Jack O Leary was now now causing havoc by pressing high on the opposing defenders and denying them time and space. Charlie won a tussle in the Douglas half and released Daniel Akinsanya who stormed down the fight delivering a beautiful cross to the back post where Conall had made a run to finish the move off with a great header. Alvarro gave our attack another outlet in the closing minutes as we looked to maintain the intensity and see the game out. Cillian did not feature today but his commitment to the Team is vital and he backed his Team all the way as did Cody and Sam who were there to support the Team though not fit enough to play. The victory was one of the sweetest and hard earned as it was so long awaited and for it to come in a tense local derby made it sweeter. The Boys have been working hard in training and there is a great atmosphere within the group as they can see themselves the progress they are making under the watchful eyes of Eddie and Kevin whose Training sessions are planned and delivered with great enthusiasm and loads of variety.
The support was magnificent and much appreciated .
She’ll probably kill me but we’d like to dedicate the win to the Birthday Girl and Passage legend Alison Murphy. 😀⚽🇳🇬
Onwards and Upwards
17TH January 2019
U12 Schoolboys selected for Cork Schoolboys Squads
Best of Luck to 5 of our U12 Schoolboy Players who will play with the Cork Schoolboys Squads this weekend.
Great achievement by Josh Barry , Jack Barry , Liam Quinn , Thomas Hanlon and Carlos O Callaghan.
Well done to our Schoolboy Coaches who are doing fantastic work in the development of our young players.
15th January 2019
Congratulations to Siobhan Deasy on making the Cork U13 Team v Waterford on Jan 19th. Best of luck Siobhan and enjoy. Passage AFC is proud of you #COYGIG
18th November 2018
LEAGUE WINNERS!!!!!!! U19 Girls Team. Well done girls ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽
A big thank you from all the Committee at Passage AFC to those who supported the table quiz on the 17th November in Passage West GAA Club.
A big thanks to Pat O’ Mahony the quiz master on doing a great job, thanks to Karen O’ Mahony, Norah Lehane-Killen & Ivan Bevan for their hard work and also to the GAA Club for allowing us to host the event there.
A special thank you to all our sponsors also everything was much appreciated! In all a very enjoyable night.
November 1 2018
Congratulations to Siobhan Deasy who played for U12 Cork/Waterford team in the Emerging talent tournament today in Waterford Institute of technology. Passage AFC is proud of you. Some great young talent in our girls section ⚽⚽
Christmas orders now being taken in our Club Shop or alternatively orders can be taken in Maulbaun House this coming Saturday 27 October from 11 am – 12.30 pm.
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7th October 2018
The best of luck to our two U16 players Olivia Gibson and Katie Irwin who are attending Irish U16 trials in Dublin!
Enjoy the experience girls, we’re very proud of you both at Passage AFC ☘
21 September 2018
New additions to Club Facilities all sorted in Maulbaun.
Thanks to Duggan Brothers Contractors Templemore who donated and delivered the units free of charge.
Thanks to John Hanlon and Paddy Carroll of Foxwood Developments for preparing the area yesterday.
21 September 2018
More great news today for the School girls section of the club with two girls being called for trials on Oct 7th for the Irish U16 Team.
Best of luck to Goalkeeper Katie Irwin it’s great to see all your hard work and dedication is paying off.
Best of luck also to a new club member who came to us this season Olivia Gibson.
Again it shows our Club in a great light with the tremendous effort put in by our Coaches and players. Best of luck girl’s the future looks bright for ye⚽⚽⚽
CLUB OFFICERS FOR 2016/2017.
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
We are inviting applicants for the vacant roles. For more information on the roles or to apply please contact John Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Niamh Howard at email@example.com
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.
SCHOOLBOYS U13 DIVISION 5 WINNERS.
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.
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.
WE NEED YOUR HELP.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
PASSAGE AFC SEAL THE DEAL.
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 email@example.com
OFFICIAL OPENING OF NEW ALL WEATHER TRAINING PITCH FRIDAY 28TH OF MARCH
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!
SCHOOLGIRLS SELECTED FOR CORK REPRESENTATIVE SIDES.
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 www.wisetek.ie
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 www.eurospar.ie
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.