News Update 3rd Feb 2016

Update

 

  • National GAA Club Draw tickets are now available - Draw 11th March 2016
  • SAM Maguire & Ladies All Ireland Club Trophies visit, Sat 12th March
  • Easter Camp - 21-24th March 2016 details to be confirmed

 

Juveniles

Some of our juvenile teams are back in action this weekend (depending on weather / pitch conditions) as they commence the 2016 season - best of luck to all involved.

Training for our younger members continues every Saturday morning in the Club in preparation for the new season

Our Nursery is a busy spot every Saturday morning with games and skill development from 10am  - all are welcome.  Don't forget the Clubhouse is open and a warm welcome awaits.

 

National GAA Club Draw - Giant Club Fundraiser

Fundraising activity is underway.  Great response from the Club members so far and one member has sold over 100 tickets---yes 100!  The next ten days are vital to:

  • Finish the ticket sales----ALL MONEY IS FOR SCOIL
  • Get money and stubs back ASAP
  • Any money or stubs that are ready please bring to Scoil and we will enter in Draw system - this makes it easier for us to enter the draw rather than leaving the administration to the last minute.
  • return any unsold tickets ASAP as some club members are looking for more tickets

 

This year, the GAA is introducing a specific draw for all clubs who record, account for and sell a minimum of 200 tickets. The prizes will be provided by the Central Council and will not impact on the value of the prizes which is limited by legislation. 

 

For clubs to qualify for the draw they must have:

1. Sold a minimum of 200 tickets.

2. Recorded all sold tickets on the new online ticket recording system.

3. Accounted for all funds raised in their club accounts - i.e. the amount shown in club income should correspond with the total amount of ticket sales recorded. 

4. Adhered to the terms and conditions of the Draw.

 

The Prizes:

A draw will be done for all Clubs whereby 3 Clubs will receive a prize of €5,000.

A draw will be done per County whereby 1 Club in each County will receive a prize of €1,000.

The Club with the highest ticket sales in each Province will receive a prize of €1,000.

All support is greatly appreciated and let's make a push for some final sales over the next few days.   IF ANYBODY HAS ANY QUERIES CONTACT

Tommy Naughton 087 3802754 or  Eltin Moran 087 2488192

Go raibh maith agat

 

Foundation GAA Course in the club

Friday 5th Feb 7 - 10pm and Saturday 6th 1pm - 5pm

This course is suitable for everyone getting involved in coaching juveniles or those already involved who have yet to achieve a formal qualification.  On this course, you will learn the basic skills of Gaelic Football and Hurling and how to coach them to the children. 

Please contact Joanne if interested in attending at 087 9146748

 

Dublin

Well done to the Dublin hurlers who won their first silverware of 2016.  Good performances by both the Dublin Ladies and Mens footballers in their games too.  Looking like a good year!!!

 

Dub Stars games

The Rescheduled annual Dubs Stars Hurling and football challenge took place Kilmacud Crokes last Sunday Jan 31st 2016. Well done to Eoghan O'Connell who lined out with Dublin in the football challenge.

 

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

A great night in Clontarf Castle last Saturday as we celebrated the end of the 2015 season with lots of promotion medals and awards.  Congratulations to all the award winners and medal recipients and to the team management and coaches.  Special mention for the Club Person of the Year Award winner Ronan Murphy.  It's always an honour to accept an award that is voted for by your peers.  The other winners included:

Young Player of the Year and the Greg Bauer trophy - Barry Cushen

Ladies Player of the Year - Molly Power

AFL2 Player of the Year - Gary Rolls

AHL4 Player of the Year - Darren Benham

AFL8 Player of the Year - Kevin Purcell

AHL9 Player of the Year - Richie Flavin

AFL11 Player of the Year - Kevin Farrell

The event took place in the recently refurbished Great Hall in Clontarf Castle and thanks to Joan Cushen, Declan Hoban, Conor Coady and Pauric Naughton for organising the event. Pictures of the event are available at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.817307771707143.1073741855.121763621261565&type=3

 

There was a lovely feature on the late Tony Hempenstall and his contribution to the Club and Dublin in the Herald last night (thanks to Gerry Rowley). You can check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/121763621261565/photos/a.134551799982747.23353.121763621261565/817727898331797/?type=3&theater&notif_t=like