This event, now in its 9th year has raised over €21,000 with all monies raised on match-day versus the two clubs going to the Local Carrigaline Lions Club and then distributed to local charities.
This year’s hosts of the St Stephens Day Challenge Match are Carrigaline United AFC on their grounds at Ballea Park.
The line up for the day is, kick-off in the ladies game at 1pm followed by the legends teams (Golden Oldies) which includes past and present players from both clubs and then finally wrapping up proceedings on the pitch are the Senior teams from both clubs, who will be joined by Cork footballing captain Michael Shields, Greg O’Halloran ex- Cork City now senior manager with CUAFC and Kalen Spillane of Sligo Rovers.
Off the pitch and in the clubhouse at 3pm for those of a younger age there will be Kids Bingo with prizes galore, along with other kid’s activities. There will also be live music in the bar from 4:30. So make it over if you can on the day to offer your support all proceeds going to good causes.
On Friday 5th Carrigaline GAA had their Under Age End of Year Party / Awards night. The Under Age were joined by the Ladies Football and Comogie Club for the occasion. A great night was had by all and finished off with a Bingo session for the boys and girls.Lots of prizes were won on the night.There was music in the lounge for the adults by “CENTRE STAGE”.
Photos of the night can be seen here…
It was with great sadness that the members of the club learned of the death of our Vice President Archdeacon Michael O’Brien. “The Cannon” as he was better known was Parish Priest of Carrigaline from 1985 to 2013. During this period he was actively involved in the club serving during this time as Chairman on one occasion and training a number of teams in the club.