Killeavy GAA notes – 19th March 2012

Declan McAteer Posted by
declan@newrytimes.com
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
GAA Club News and Events

Great St Patricks Day in Killeavy

Well done to all Killeavy Gaels involved on a marvellous St Patricks Day.

The day started with a brilliant breakfast served up by the senior team. Four hundred people fuelled up for the day ahead there.

Next came mass, and then the parade, which was again brilliantly represented with the Killeavy float.
The club was packed all evening for the club finals and rugby,whilst the kids partied away at the disco.
A memorable day was capped off with music by Whiskers.

At last it feels like the club year has really kicked off, and we follow this up with our ladies 7s next weekend.

Well done to all who contributed to a memorable St Patricks Day in Killeavy! There are loads of photos on the club facebook page of the day.

Help needed

We urgently need people to come forward to offer help with managing both our u12 boys and u12 girls teams. We do realise that this can be a big commitment but the more people we have then the easier it is to share.

Membership Matters

Membership is now due and Club registrar Seamus Campbell will be in the Social club on Sunday evenings to
accept fees for 2012. Should Seamus not be available, fees can be left in a special box behind the bar. Membership rates are as follows:

  • Adult Membership £30
  • Juvenile Membership (under 18) £10
  • Family Membership £60
  • Club Killeavy Membership £20 per month

Killeavy Ladies 7s

Killeavy’s 3rd annual Ladies 7’s will be going ahead this year on next Saturday 24th March. As usual, much help will be needed on the day. A strong lineup of 20 teams are coming, so there will be a feast of football on the day.

Congratulations

The club would like to congratulate both Tiernan Connolly and Glen McKeown for their part in Armagh’s minor hurling win over our neighbours from County Down last weekend. Yes – it’s always nice at any level but particularly so when Killeavy men are involved.

Firewalking – Whatever next?

Our hurlers have come up with a unique idea that will allow you to take part in a genuinely thrilling mind expanding experience while at the same time helping to raise valuable funds for our club?

Killeavy GAC will host a firewalk on Saturday 28th April. It is open to anybody over 14 though if you are between 14 and 18 you will need signed parental/guardian consent. Full training will be given for this once in a lifetime experience. Sponsor cards will be available from next week. It is believed that some big names around the club have already signed up for the firewalk. This is one event not to be missed – either for those taking part or just watching. Further details to come.

Snippets

• Congratulations to Loughgiel hurlers on securing the All-Ireland hurling title. Crossmaglen played out a great draw with Garrycastle, and both sides will have to do it all over again. All‐Ireland club finals tomorrow.
• Parents please note that our u10 football panel will commence training on Sunday 25th at 11.00 am.
• Ladies GAA Child protection course on 25th March. All those involved with Ladies GAA must attain this qualification. Details from Sinead 079 0049 4616.
• u8 hurling (P3 & P4) girls and boys starting Saturday March 31st at 11.00. Indoors if raining. P1 and P2 hurling continues on Saturday mornings at 11.00am. All welcome.
• u10, u12 and u14 Camogie training commences on Tuesday ‐ 6.45pm ‐ 7.45pm sharp.
• SR Fitness Classes including Boxercise, Circuits, Ab Attack, Body Burn, Fitball. Morning and evening classes in Killeavy Youth Academy. All welcome, all fitness levels and both men and women. Contact Sharon on 075 1232 8961 for more information.
• Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is the official charity for this year’s Belfast Marathon and they are asking GAA members and clubs for support. If you are thinking of running the marathon then you can download a fundraising pack or get further information at marathon@nihospice.org.


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