Wild Geese

Any other ex-pats, you can send us on some info and contact details to secretary.kilbrin.cork@gaa.ie

Kilbrin boys in London

In the past year six Kilbrin men have lined out for CuChulainns (www.cuchulainnsgaa.comin both hurling and football. Keep an eye on them and all the best for 2013.

They are;

  • Joe Cashman
  • Tom Brennan
  • John Sheahan
  • Mikey Dennehy
  • Sean Field
  • Tadgh McMahon

Four Castlemagner men have played with the club in recent years also;

  • Jack Cott
  • Kevin Cott
  • David Meade
  • Brian Meade

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CuChallainns celebrated its 80th anniversary last year. It was originally formed as a hurling club by Cork men in 1932. For that reason we have always played in red and white and have a large Cork contingent within the club. CuChullainns is the only team based in South East London as a lot of clubs are based in North London. 

A man heavily involved in the club is Mick Biggane from Tullylease, so we had to come all the ways to London to befriend a Tullylease man! He is also Margaret O Callaghans brother and spends most of his time telling us stories from playing hurling for Tullylease back in the 70s. To say he loves hurling and thinks about nothing else would be an understatement. His son Padraig is the current secretary of the club and plays both hurling and football with us. 

Last year CuChallainns football team won the Junior championship, McCardle Cup and Division 2 league. We defeated the intermediate champions in a play off to go on to represent London in the All Britain championship where we narrowly lost by a point to the eventual champions St Peters in the semi final.

Last year our Hurling team won our first hurling trophy in 23 years when we won the McCullogh cup in the freezing cold in December. We have several new players and a new coach (Sean Reilly-former meath senior hurler) for the year ahead so things are looking promising.

Last year CuChallainns traveled to Kerry to take part in the Paidi O'Shea football tournament, where we ended up playing against Knocknagree!  

Tom Brennan has been named hurling captain for 2013 and Joe Cashman football captain for 2013.

Tom takes over the hurling captaincy from Joe Cashman who in turn had taken over from Mikey Dennehy the year before.

Tom Brennan was voted hurler of the year 2012.

Joe Cashman was voted footballer of the year 2011.

Mikey Dennehy has returned to Kilbrin in April 2013 in search of more silverware, welcome back Mikey.....

 Adi Nash in Manchester

Adi is playing for Fullen Gaels in Manchester. They had an great year in 2012 reaching the All-Ireland Junior Hurling Club Final in Croke Park where they were narrowly defeated. Well done Adi and keep us posted during 2013..

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 Dan Cashman in Birmingham

Dan is currently playing with Erin go Bragh GAA in Birmingham. It's his first season back playing in about 5 years. He’s also playing American football for The Birmingham Bulls. Send us on some pics to secretary.kilbrin.cork@gaa.ie