The Stag's Voice: January 31st, 2018


  • Chicago Work Begins
  • Get Linked with Scoil
  • National Club Draw
  • Meet the Members: Peter Keohane
  • Team News
  • Edmund Rice Development: Hiring
  • Special Olympics & HomeStart Fundraiser 
  • Other News

Scoil US Gala Fundraiser – Chicago 2018!

Home news

Work has started on our major Scoil Uí Chonaill Fundraiser in Chicago on 20 September.  We would love to hear from Members who have family, friends and work connections in the US and particularly in Chicago and the surrounding areas. We want to spread the word about the Scoil event especially to those in the US who may be in a position to attend, provide sponsorship, donate a prize or support the Club in some way.  Why not contact one of the names below to find out more!

Away update

As you know from our last update, this is an ambitious and exciting fundraising event taking the Scoil Uí Chonaill story to an international level.  To make it the best organised and most successful event we can, a small group from the organising committee are heading to Chicago next week.  While in Chicago they will meet up with our partners and key business people who are already committed to supporting the event. It will also be a great opportunity to spread the word about Scoil Uí Chonaill and to finalise the venue for our event.  All the details will be circulated to members once they are confirmed – watch this space!

Find out more from:

Niamh Murphy -                  

Dave Walley -

Ramona Kennedy-                    

Sheila Kelly -


Get Linked with Scoil!

In the run up to Chicago 2018 - we are encouraging all members to follow the Scoil Uí Chonaill LinkedIn page. Please add your role in the Club - be it Chairperson, Siopa worker or team mentor!

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National Club Draw: Final Reminder!

Reminder that the money for the National Club Draw is due back Saturday 3rd February! Please make sure that you have returned tickets & money to your team mentors.

Meet Peter Keohane!

This Kinsale man is the brains behind one of Scoil's most successful underage girl's teams, always up for a chat at the Stag Bar, you'd hear that thick Cork accent a mile away!

This Kinsale man is the brains behind one of Scoil's most successful underage girl's teams, always up for a chat at the Stag Bar, you'd hear that thick Cork accent a mile away!

How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
14 years

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
This is a friendly magazine. Alas how I like to be and actually am is a gap to be closed

Where do you hail from? i.e. county, country, suburb etc.
Kinsale, Co Cork

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
My crew gravitated here from Scoil Neassain. I loved the coffee in the bar for two weeks. Niamh Crowe and Dominic Morgan ended that.

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
Played with Kinsale, then O Tooles. Mentor in Scoil ladies football. Now minor ladies.

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? i.e. what do people associate you with?
Manager of a fantastic bunch of young ladies. Great crew. My charity work trying to teach some lost souls how to play 45 Thursday nights. Mission impossible but we fight on.

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
Feile 2014. Losing narrowly to the eventual All Ireland Div 1 champions Foxrock. So close to great glory.

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
Principal Donahies Community School

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?
Golf. Travel especially to TPRC. The People’s Republic of Cork. Visa’s required by non natives.

What is your favoutire sporting moment / sportsperson?
Cork v Tipp in the 80s. Last minute goal. I passed Seamas Fennessy as he climbed back over the wire out of pitch as we climbed in. Brian Corcoran, JBM, Roy Keane,Sonia O Sullivan. Phil Mickleson too.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you in Scoil?
No names. Present treasurer(Mayo man) but no names organised a card trip to Rugby in Edinburgh. No game but that explained the cheap flights.

If Scoil was a country, what would it be? Why?
North Korea. Small but the big clubs must take notice. And the Ladies are taking over.

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’? e.g. the Geese on the pitch
100 teams training under the lights of tennis club.

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way (don’t be restricted by the plausible!), what would it be?
Definitely an All Weather Floodlit pitch.


Want to feature in the Stag's Voice?

As a Club, we really pride ourselves in the close-knit community that we have at Scoil Uí Chonaill - help us in our effort in getting to know all of our members by filling out the Meet the Member's Questionnaire

Team News


Nursery training started back last week with access to O'Connell Boys training grounds. New members welcome as always!

Nursery Players of the Week Bláithín & Sarah! Maibh Sibh!

Nursery Players of the Week Bláithín & Sarah! Maibh Sibh!

Well done to U13s Lee who represented his school St Brigids in Croke Park last Saturday night!

Well done to U13s Lee who represented his school St Brigids in Croke Park last Saturday night!

Edmund Rice Development is Hiring!

Edmund Rice Development is currently recruiting for a Donor Development and Relationships Manager.

A degree of flexibility and/or part-time hours is possible with this role and the closing date for applications at present is Friday 9th February 2018.

See their website for further information and job specification.

Special Olympics & Homestart Fundraiser 

Jen Murphy (daughter of Seamus “Spud” Murphy) is a part of the Special Olympics Volunteer team for the Summer Games 2019 which will be held in Abu Dhabi.

The group are holding a fundraiser in St. Brigid's Church in Castleknock the 24th February in aid of the Special Olympics Ireland & Homestart Blanchardstown.

The night will feature entertainment from Good Works Opera and Special Guests.

If interested, please contact for tickets.

Other News

  • Join us for some tunes at the monthly Scoil Junior Trad session in Scoil Club house this Friday from 7-8pm.  All welcome!
  • Reminder that tickets are now avaliable for Spring Series 2 in Croke Park Saturday 10th February.
  • The Scoil Ladies are  STILL in search of a manager to help out with the second team on match days (Wednesdays). Anyone interested should contact Jonny at 0872593298