Aghada GAA Club

Founded 1885

Co. Cork

About Aghada GAA Club

Name: Aghada GAA Club

As Gaeilge: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Áth Fhada

Address: Páirc Liam Uí Riain, Rostellan, Co. Cork, Ireland

Founded: 1885

Serving: Parish of Aghada

Star Fact: Aghada won the Cork County Cup Senior Hurling Tournament in 1886

Club Sponsors: Irving Oil

Colours: Green & White Jersey, White shorts with Green Stripes, Green socks with White bands. 

Club Crest:

Club Grounds: We have three full sized adult pitches located at Páirc Liam Uí Riain including a full sized floodlit pitch with ample viewing areas. Our newly constructed forest pitch has been specially designed so as to enable play in virtually all weather conditions. An outdoor and indoor ball alley exists for nurturing the skills of our stars of the future. A 150 metre sand based all weather running track/training area adjoins the floodlit pitch.

A track around the playing fields provides for beautiful scenic seaside walks with connections to adjoining forest walkways. This facility also acts as a training ground for local athletes.

A multipurpose indoor function room is used by many local organisations. We have 4 dressing rooms, a referees room and a players Gym.

Events: We provide a wide variety of daily group fitness classes on our grounds. This facility is open to the general public and caters for all ages and levels of ability. The centre is entitled East Cork Harbour Fitness and all classes can be booked online at www.echfitness.com.

We also host an annual national running event called East Cork Harbour Marathon. This event is run in association with The Athletics Association of Ireland and attracts up to 1000 athletes to our area in August every year. The ethos of the event is family and community orientated with the proceeds benefiting local community initiatives along with our official event charity partner, Marymount Hospice. Further details can be found at www.eastcorkmarathon.com

Club Policy

Aghada GAA strictly adheres to the policies set out by Croke Park in relation to discipline and code of conduct and has a strong emphasis on player welfare and protection.

This Code of Behaviour (Underage) complements the Irish Sports Council (ISC) Code of Ethics and Our Games - Our Code, the joint Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport and addresses the appropriate levels of behaviour, practice and conduct required from our young players, officials, coaches, trainers, mentors, supporters, parents/guardians and clubs.

The Gaelic Athletic Association is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who participate in our Gaelic Games and activities. We shall take all practical steps to protect young people from discernable forms of abuse - from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and shall respect their rights, wishes and feelings.

Club Officers 2018

Chairman: Jimmy O’ Leary

Vice Chairman: Patrick O’ Connor

Secretary: Darren Lee

Treasurer: John O’ Neill

PRO: John Murphy

Juvenile Committee Chairman: Dónal Walsh

County Board Delegates: Brian Walsh and Martin O’ Donoghue

East Cork Board Delegate: Brian Walsh

Lotto Co-ordinator: Mick O’ Neill

Grounds Manager: Pat O’ Connell

Field Bookings: Seamus O’ Driscoll and Michele O’ Driscoll

Child Protection Officer: Gillian Berry

Registrar: Paudie Murphy

Coaching Liason Officer:

Development Committee Chairman: Anthony Oosthuizen

Fianance Committee Chairman: Jimmy O’ Leary

Irish & Culture Officer: Pearse O’ Neill 

East Cork Harbour Marathon Chairman: Brendan Crowley

East Cork Harbour Fitness Co-ordinator: Brendan Crowley

General Committee: Jimmy O’ Leary, Darren Lee, Patrick O’ Connor, Brian Walsh, Matthew O’ Connor, Gillian Berry, Brendan Crowley, Aidan O’ Connell, Finbarr O’ Connell, Joe Hartnett, John Murphy, John O’ Neill, Alan Devoy, Paudie Murphy, John O’ Sullivan, Anthony Connolly

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