News 22nd Jan 2016

Notice:

On behalf of Club members we extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Kevin O'Brien recently deceased, especially his daughter Grainne, son in law Peter (Leahy) and Grand Daughter Hannah (Under 16s).  Removal on Thursday 21st January to the Church of Our Lady Mother of Divine Grace, Raheny arriving at 9.50am for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to Fingal Cemetery.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.  

 

Update

  • Club end of Year Party / Awards Night - Sat 30th Jan.
  • National GAA Club Draw tickets are now available - Draw 11th March 2016
  • SAM Maguire & Ladies All Ireland Club Trophies visit, Sat 12th March

 

A special request this week to anyone who uses Facebook!  If you see a news update from the Club we would appreciate a 'Like'.  This helps to spread the word about Scoil which would be much appreciated.  Our top ranking stories, based on views, in 2015 related to Adult Hurling Promotion win v Clontarf, Adult football promotion (2nd team), Under 16 Championship win, visit of Charlie Neligan to the Club and the fun 'news' of the Joe Canning transfer.  You can check out the Club page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/Scoil-Ui-Chonaill-121763621261565/

 

Adult games

Just to confirm that we will have 3 adult football and 2 adult hurling teams taking part in leagues in 2016 along with Championship and Cup competitions.  We will be submitting entries for Ladies competitions shortly.  Training continues every week and for anyone who is looking to get back in action the Monday night session in Alfie Byrne Road between 7-8.30pm is a good one to catch up with players and mentors and to work on fitness / skills.  Any former players are very welcome to join in too.

 

Juvenile training

The younger players were back in action last Saturday with the Nursery and Under 8-12 teams working out in Clontarf.  There were great numbers taking part with lots of activities and drills.  Special mention for the new Under 8  team. 

While the weather was cold, it's always great to have the Clubhouse so close to the training areas so the adults can pop in from a hot drink.  Everyone is welcome to drop by every Saturday from 10 am.  

 

Dates for your diary!

  • The SAM Maguire along with the Ladies All Ireland Club (Donaghmoyne & Joanne Courtney) trophies will be visiting the Club on Saturday 12th March.
  • Easter Camps will be taking place - more details of date and times to follow

 

National GAA Club Draw - Giant Club Fundraiser

Croke Park are  running  the draw  again in 2016 and the beauty about the draw is that our Club keeps every cent of every ticket we sell and the GAA i.e. CROKE PARK put up the prize which  re very attractive and better than last years prizes.

1.  NEW OPEL CORSA

.TRIP FOR 2 WITH 2016 ALL-STARS(2 PERSONS. ALL IRELAND FOOBALL TICKETS, ALL STAR BANQUET TICKETS, TOUR & AIRLINE TICKETS & ACCOMMODATION)

3. Travel VOUCHER TO THE VALUE OF 1,500 EURO

4. ALL IRELAND HURLING AND FOOTBALL FINAL CORPORATE PACKAG,2016 (

2 PERSONS CORPORATE HOSPITALITY & 2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION FOR BOTH WEEKENDS)

5.-8 ALL IRELAND HURLING AND FOOTBALL PACKAGE 2016 (2 PERSONS, PREMIUM TICKETS AND OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION )

9.-10 SHOPPING VOUCHER TO THE VALUE OF 1,000 EURO

11. ALL IRELAND HURLING CORPORATE PACKAGE 2016 (2 PERSONS CORPORATE HOSPITALITY, 2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION)

12. ALL IRELAND FOOTBALL CORPORATE PACKAGE,2016 (2 PERSONS CORPORATE HOSPITALITY,  2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION)

13.ALL IRELAND HURLING PACKAGE,2016 (2 PERSONS PREMIUM TICKETS, OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION)

14. ALL IRELAND FOOTBALL PACKAGE,2016(2 PERSONS PREMIUM TICKETS, OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION)

Tickets are €10 each and if we sell:

100 tickets the club gets €1000

500 tickets the club gets €5000

1000 tickets the club gets € 10,000.

The draw will take place in Croke Park on 

riday 11 March 2016

.

Tickets are being distributed through the Club Treasurer; Eltin Moran, Vice Chairman Tommy Naughton, Co-ordinator Gerry Rowley and team mentors.  If you would like to help out in some form or participate for the first time just confirm by email to gorowley@gmail.com

Please feel happy to take one, two or five tickets or as many as you like every little will help.

 

All support is greatly appreciated and the funds are used to meet expenses to run and support playing activity in the Club.  Go raibh maith agat.

 

Dublin GAA Coaching

The workshop with Mickey Whelan scheduled for Friday 15th Jan has been rescheduled to Friday 12th Feb @ 7.30pm in St Peregrines GAA Club

 

Improving Technical & Tactical movements Through Small sided games
Tutor: Mickey Whelan
Date: Friday 12th Feb
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: St Peregrines


You can book this workshop by using the link below and some places are available:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/myevent?eid=19012381545 

 

Dublin

The Dublin hurlers play Galway in the Walsh Cup semi final next Sunday at 2pm in Parnell Park. Adult entry is €10 for this game with proceeds going to the players injury fund.

 

Club end of Year Party / Awards Night - Sat 30th Jan.

The annual end of year party and awards night takes place in Clontarf Castle on Saturday 30th January from 8pm.  As well as the special Club Person of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, there will also be player awards and medal presentations for both adult football and hurling due to the promotions.  Tickets cost €30 and include a 3 course meal and dancing until late.  You can contact Joan Cushen at 083 8101332 or Declan Hoban at 087 6539943 to book your place.  Tickets can be paid for and collected in the Clubhouse on the next two Thursdays (14th and 21st Jan). 

 

Unwanted Gifts Initiative

Now that all the Christmas decorations have been put away for another 10/11 months you may have discovered some gifts that you don't need / want hiding under the tree.  If that is the case we would welcome them in Scoil Uí Chonaill.  The Nursery section are gathering up any unwanted Christmas gifts from Members / friends which can be dropped into the Clubhouse for use as a unique fund raising activity for their activities.  All kinds of everything are welcome!