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Aviva/FAI Club of the Month 2011

Crosshaven AFC Newsletter

December 2013 Edition

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Contents Table of Contents 3

Club Overview

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Interviews

5-6

Club News

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Training Tips

9

Training Schedule

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Fun & Games

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Club Overview History

Community Spirit

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rosshaven AFC is of course the oldest Football club in Cork. The first AGM of Crosshaven AFC took place in 1898 with the founding members all British Army soldiers based in Fort Camden literally 100 yards from where the club play today. The club has a long & celebrated honours list ,the first club to win the AOH Cup, the Munster Youths Cup twice, AUL/MSL titles & more recently Schoolboys/Ladies & Schoolgirls titles.

Crosshaven has also produced countless players who have gone on to represent Ireland at different levels, play LOI, play for Munster & Cork but more importantly we have produced countless players who play for the love of the game.

very sporting club in the country rely heavily on the goodwill & support of so many people. Volunteerism in sport is no mean task & extraordinary dedication is required. Crosshaven AFC is no different and we are grateful to have so many wonderfully dedicated people involved in our club. This amazing dedication to clubs & sporting organisations has been the hallmark of Crosshaven for many

years & it was no surprise in 2006 that the census showed that Crosshaven was number 1 in the country for people being involved in voluntary clubs/ organisations.

Club Legend Bobby Tambling

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ormer Chelsea and Cork Celtic star Bobby Tambling continues to have a close connection with Crosshaven AFC. Although he’s not directly involved with the coaching panel anymore, he continues to act as a coach and mentor for various coaches and

players of all age groups. Despite soaring to incredible heights of success in professional soccer, Bobby’s humble and grateful nature make him an excellent role model for players and coaches of all ages. We would like to thank Bobby for continuing to find the time for Crosshaven.

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Senior team Coach

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amie Cotter, Senior Team Coach with Crosshaven AFC has big ambitions for the club this year. “Having reached two semi-finals last year, we are eager to kick on and bring home some silverware. Jamie been involved with Crosshaven AFC since he was a young child and “the club has been like a second home to me since I was a young boy, here at Crosshaven AFC we strive to encourage and instil a serious sense of club pride from a young age. Here in Crosshaven we are not just a club, we are a team and a family”. Jamie has lead a very successful career as a Naval Officer for over a decade and despite serving at sea still finds time to contribute to the club. “It can be tricky juggling the job and team commitments, but I do my utmost to find the time to contribute to the Senior Coaching staff”. Jamie has picked up a lot of

a lot of skills throughout his career which have added greatly to his coaching skills. “I’ve been very fortunate to be heavily involved in the training of personnel within the Naval Service and feel that it has made me far better coach”. Jamie commented on the club’s recent run of good form and paid tribute to their latest edition Denis Behan, former Cork & U21 Republic of Ireland international. “Denis has been outstanding for us in fulfilling his role as a player/coach. He’s scored four goals in our last four games and has really been the difference between wining and loosing on more than one occasion. As a coach he conducts himself with the utmost professionalism”.Jamie discussed some of the upcoming fixtures over the Xmas & New Year period. “This is always a tricky period for us. The combination of difficult away fixtures and players being away for the holiday season means we need 100% commitment from the squad available to us”.

Lady’s team Captain

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elissa Murphy, Lady’s Team Captain with back which hopefully the whole club can benefit Crosshaven AFC talks about the upcoming from. The ladies train Monday nights from 7:30fixture against UCC “UCC are a quality Team 9PM & I have allotted with an excellent coaching setup”Melissa talks thirty minutes from about previous fixtures and the great rivalry 7PM on Monday nights between Crosshaven and UCC “We have been to meet with any club very unlucky against them in recent fixtures and members who feel they despite our best efforts in the last few games,we could benefit on and off the just lacked that clinical edge that to put them pitch from Nutrition away. UCC are our biggest rivals in Munster, so and Health Coaching”. every match is like a Final against them”. Melissa Melissa spoke about talks about what she believes is the key to their The responsibility of success “the sheer professionalism and self belief being team Captain. that they bring to every game is just incredible. “This is my second We feel like we can match them in terms of skill season as the Lady’s and physicality but need to adopt some of that self team Captain I must say belief/ confidence to have that clinical edge and I still get a serious success over them”. Melissa recently completed a sense of pride every time I don the Captain’s Nutrition & Health Coaching Course with the armband. It is a huge honour for me & it comes Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health & talks with a huge amount of responsibility and every time about her new role as Nutrition Coach with the I go out on to the pitch I do my best to lead the team Club “Having gained so much from the club over the best I can by setting an example for my team the years its great to be able to give something mates on & off the pitch”.

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Club News Club Development

It was then discovered that the land that the GAA club had claimed to own did not encroach the area that Crosshaven GAA wished to extend the all weather playing pitch & place the proposed new entrance.

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or approximately two years now the development committee have been in discussions with Cork County Council, namely Noel O’Driscoll & more recently Richard Keating trying to secure roughly 7 meters of land just outside our boundary. There are two main reasons why Crosshaven AFC requires this land.

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. Following a successful planning application to extend our existing clubhouse, one of the stipulations for planning to be granted was that our current entrance on the Camden Road was to be closed off. This necessitated the club in looking for an alternative entrance from the Council Car Park side of our grounds. Vehicular access to our grounds is vital for emergency services & also to enable the club to carry out pitch maintenance & for future developments.

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. Following the dramatic increase in population of Crosshaven (25% between 2006 2011 – ref CSO), the surrounding bays & neighbouring towns the club has grown considerably in the past six to seven years and currently caters for over 300 members. The clubs all weather playing pitch was built 12 years ago & at that time, Crosshaven AFC had six teams. The current all weather pitch at 40m x 30m is a 7 a side pitch. For the 2013/2014 season, Crosshaven AFC has 12 underage teams & 3 Adult teams. The club also caters for U5/U6’s on Saturday

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mornings. Numerous local groups also use the all weather pitch to keep fit. Two school hockey & football teams from both Scoil Bride & Colaiste Muire also use it. Crosshaven AFC approached the council to use the club’s land & 7 meters of the council’s land to enable us to extend the all weather playing surface to 40m x 50m. New lighting would be added & the playing surface upgraded at a cost of roughly €125k to the club. Planning for this project is currently sought . This venture would double the clubs training capacity. The club has applied for funding for this project via the Sports Capital Grants. Council Meetings

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uring initial meetings Crosshaven GAA were also involved as they claimed that they owned the ground approximately 30 meters from their clubhouse. This was investigated by the council & discovered to be incorrect.

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t is important to remember that Crosshaven AFC have been based in Camden for nearly 30 years now and continue to provide a much needed sporting & social outlet for our members. Crosshaven itself is a very sporting village & competition for the allegiance of youngsters is intense. Therefore it is extremely important that the management committee of Crosshaven AFC continue to stay ahead of the game by continuously focusing on the big picture. The committee will continue to ensure that the club is the best that it can be for the next generations while also focusing on the problems of the present. The further development of the all weather training area is vital in order to give players enough training time to allow them to develop as people & players. It will also assist the committee with dealing with the logistical difficulties of trying to arrange who trains when & where.

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Club News Weekend Results

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t was a mixed weekend for Crosshaven teams with 2 wins & 2 defeats recorded. The weekend started off well with the U11's away to Fermoy in what turned out to be a bruising battle in midfield. Crosshaven took the lead on 24 minutes when Ethan Berkery Kelly turned his marker on the half way line before sprinting through on goal & rifling a shot into the net. Crosshaven were struggling to retain the lead & as the game progressed, Fermoy finally got the equaliser they deserved. Crosshaven though were not to be denied the three points & in the final minute Zach Murphy laid off to Christian Byrne at the edge of the area. Chris stepped inside his man before Beamish Stout Munster Senior League Senior 2nd Division Division table Teams

P

W D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Casement Celtic

9

6

0

3

20

14

6

18

Ballincollig

7

5

1

1

23

10

13

16

Youghal Utd

8

5

0

3

16

10

6

15

Crofton Celtic

8

3

2

3

9

8

1

11

Leeside

8

3

2

3

12

13

-1

11

Ballinhassig

7

3

0

4

11

11

0

9

Crosshaven

9

2

3

4

11

13

-2

9

Kinsale

6

2

2

2

9

9

0

8

Glasheen

7

2

2

3

7

8

-1

8

Temple Utd

9

2

0

7

10

32

-22

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hitting the winner into the top corner. The U11's sit top of the table for the Xmas period.

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he U13's meanwhile were away to Everton & had a rough morning going down on a 5-1 scoreline. The Senior team faced league leaders Casement on Saturday afternoon & were unlucky not to claim at least a point. The game finished 2-1 to Casement but the young Crosshaven side matched them all the way. The U19's continued their fine run of form with a 3-0 win over Killumney in Camden on Sunday. Jordan Murphy & Cian Kingston were on target. Everyone at Crosshaven AFC wishes the visiting keeper a speedy recovery after he was injured midway through the second half. Crosshaven AFC Weekly Lotto Results Weekly Results Saturday 14 Dec 2013

Winning Numbers: 04, 10, 22, 28, 31, 42 Weekly Results Saturday 07 Dec 2013

Congratulations to Cian Ryan from Carrigaline our jackpot winner this week. Cian takes home the weekly jackpot of â‚Ź1,300

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Warm-up Routines

Top Training Tips for Soccer

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e often find that there is some confusion as to what constitutes a proper warm up. For example, some coaches are still using static stretching to get athletes loose before practices and competitions. Unfortunately, this outdated method actually reduces speed and power.

Think about it?

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ow often during a practice or soccer match does an athlete hold a stretch position as part of their sport? That is right, not very often. Sample Routine:

Ÿ High knee walk - x10 each leg Ÿ Jog 50 yards Ÿ Lateral lunge walk (both legs) x10 each leg Ÿ Jog 50 yards Ÿ Front leg swings - x10 each leg Ÿ Jog 50 yards Ÿ Lateral Leg Swings - x 10 each leg Ÿ Jog 50 yards Ÿ Iron Cross - x 10 each leg Ÿ Jog 50 yards Ÿ Scorpion - x 10 each leg Ÿ Jog 50 yards Ÿ Backwards Run - 2 x 30 yards Ÿ 'A' Skip - 3x15 yards Ÿ 'A' Run - 2x20 yards Ÿ Fast Leg - 2x30 yards (each leg) Ÿ Accelerations - 4 x 40 yards

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Top Training Tips for Soccer

Plyometric Training

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lyometric exercise is when you use explosive, fast-acting movements to develop muscular power and improve overall speed. In other words, it’s an exercise that allows muscles to exert maximum force in the shortest amount of time possible. Sample Routine: Ÿ Run up the stairs in a stadium. Ÿ Agility ladder training. Ÿ Place feet together - and hop side to the side and then forward and then backwards. Ÿ Standing long jump – Use this for height. See how far you can jump! Ÿ Jump over a ball on one foot - alternating with your left and right feet. Then try jumping over the ball from front to back. Ÿ Hurdle Hopping – Jump forward and backward over a hurdle Ÿ Bounding – This is when you take long strides while running. Jumping with two legs will reduce the impact when landing, and bounding up stairs is helpful to develop both the vertical and forward jump. Ÿ Hold Drills/Hop and Hold – Same as bounding but in between bounds do a little hop. For example, you want to bound, then stop and then do a quick hop. Then bound again, then another hop. Ÿ Box Jumps –Typically, you use two feet, especially for higher elevations, but more rigorous sessions can be done with a smaller box and both feet. Ÿ Down Jumps/Depth Jumps – While standing on a platform, jump down. But during the descent of the jump, prepare yourself for an immediate jump upwards again. Ÿ Tuck Jumps – All you do is pull your legs up into your body while jumping. Ÿ Various sprints - To work on diverse groups of muscles – slalom, zigzag, weaves, cutting in and out of cones, angled runs, etc.

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Training Schedule

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Seniors/Juniors:……………………………………….Wed & Thurs 8pm - 9:30pm Ladies:…………………………………………………………..Mon7:30pm - 9pm U16 Boys:………………………………………………………Tues 7pm - 8:30pm U16 Girls:………………………………………………………...Fri 4:30pm - 6pm U13/U12 Boys:………………………………………………...Tues: 6pm - 7:30pm U14/U12 Girls:…………………………………………………...Fri 4pm - 5:30pm Youths:………………………………………………………...Thurs 6:30pm - 8pm U10 Boys:………………………………………………………...Fri 7pm - 8:30pm U9/U10:…………………………………………………………Sat 12pm - 1:30pm U8 Boys:………………………………………………………..Wed 7pm - 8:30pm U7/U8 Girls:……………………………………………………...Fri 6pm - 7:30pm U6/U7/U8:……………………………………………………..Sat 11am - 12:30pm

Crosshaven AFC Club Open Days - 2013/2014 Season Saturday 07th September 2013:...……………………….09:30am - 12:30pm Saturday 01st February 2014:….………………………..09:30am - 12:30pm Sunday 18th May 2014:……...…………………………...10:00am - 1:00pm

Membership Fees & Payment Plans Adult…………………………………………………...€80 Unemployed Adult/Youth……………………………..€60 Ladies………………………………………………….€60 Schoolboy/Schoolgirl………….…..…………………..€50 Family….….………..…………………….……………€50 Non Playing Associate Member……………………….€30

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Fun and Games Where’s Wally?

Spot the Three differences

Answers (Make sure you Don’t Cheat): (1). Green Cone (2). Football (3). Lamp Post behind runner

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