About Us

Our mission

Our aim is to encourage participation across all age groups, supporting all players in their development to help them achieve their full potential with a focus on:

  • Fun
  • Skills & technical development
  • Sportsmanship
  • Personal development

Message from Churchvilla FC Chairman 4/4/20

Sport plays such an important role in our daily lives both directly and indirectly. This has been particularly highlighted with the recent Covid 19 pandemic.

It lays the foundations for kids to learn important life skills about teamwork, discipline, health and fitness. It allows kids to follow their dreams while learning about hardwork and the rollercoaster of emotions involved with participation in matches.

As a club we are striving to be a valuable asset to our communities to benefit as many as is possible while working harmoniously with other groups and organisations to optimise the finite resources and finances available. An active and healthier population will benefit us all and we want you to be a part of this exciting journey forwards as Churchvilla FC is your community club.

Our History 1970s

Founded circa early 1970’s with senior team only and a leased pitch at Churchtown South

1992/93 was new era for club where the senior team was relaunched and leased pitch at Lisanley. The club had some successes with Saxone cup and league wins.

The Club then moved to a leased pitch at Kilboy and changing rooms were erected.

2011 to present

Junior teams and academy launched in 2011

Grown from 30 underage players in 2011 to over 180 in 2019

Players drawn from Ballycotton, Churchtown, Cloyne, Shanagarry, Ballinacurra and Ladysbridge.

Second pitch leased at Ballyduff for Underage Players from U-6 to U-17.

Pitches - Main in Kilboy, second pitch in Ballyduff.


Massive increase in number of players (boys and girls)

1 Senior Team (Saxone cup winners 2017/18 and 2018/19)

Two Churchvilla players selected for Cork U12 squad in 2019

Two Churchvilla players on Cork team in 2015, including the Cork captain.

A number of underage players have played on the Cork panel

Our Future

We have a bright and ambitious future ahead.

Short term goals

Astro pitch and changing rooms

  • Currently in winter we have to train on a rented astro pitch in Midleton at a cost of over €4000 per year. In 2016 we purchased a used astro pitch to be laid at Kilboy.
  • Lay the astro pitch and fence it off
  • Upgrade of current changing rooms at Kilboy from 2 to 4 dressing rooms with a potential meeting area included
  • Clearance of overgrown vegetation, old tree stumps and unsafe trees (on walled side of pitch)
  • Levelling of area alongside wall and ground preparation for dugout construction and installation
  • Plan to use astro pitch for training and also rent out to other teams and events to generate income

Finances and community links

  • Sign long term lease with Church of Ireland for Kilboy to enable club to obtain government grants and other funding
  • Look for a partner to support the club
  • Expand fundraising activities to reduce membership charge
  • Start soccer in local schools, initially pilot in St. Colmans, Cloyne with 5th and 6th classes
  • Develop SECAD links with a view to grounds maintenance
  • Increase and optimise grant applications to aid club development through research of same and experience of committee members and of other committees

Medium term goals

  • Locate a second pitch closer to Kilboy for lease rather than have second pitch at Ballyduff
  • Purchase lawnmower to save club €2000 per year on grass cutting
  • Further integrate relationship with coerver coaching
  • Construction and installation of two team dugouts on newly prepared area alongside walled section near halfway line

Long term goals

New Location

  • Source and plan to purchase a 10 acre site
  • Develop two grass pitches for matches and a training pitch
  • Build clubhouse
  • Astro training pitch
  • Floodlighting on pitches

Become the East Cork Club of choice for young players

  • Cement a coaching structure that enables the development of players to their very best through ties with coerver coaching
  • All teams playing in division 3 or higher
  • Retain our best players rather than being a feeder club for larger clubs
  • Links to all schools in area to develop relationship – offer weekly coaching to students

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