Kilcoo GAC, club news and events – 30th January 2012

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Monday, January 30th, 2012
GAA Club News and Events
Tickets are now on sale for the Dinner dance which shall be held on 18th February in the Burrendale Hotel. They cost £30 and are available from Terry O’Hanlon, Roger Morgan, Richard McEvoy, Ionagh McEvoy, Gerry Laverty or Cathy Grant. All tickets must be paid in full prior to the event. Club Membership is now due and should be paid to Paddy Morgan (Dromena) or Niall Morgan. Club membership fees for 2012 will be the same as 2011:
  • Family Membership (parents and children under 18) £70
  • Adults £35
  • Students £15
  • OAPs £15
  • Juvenile playing members (under 18s and younger) £15
This is the route for the 2012 Mourne Challenge and the shorter Mourne Dander: Mourne Challenge (Approx. 16 miles). Starting at Donard Car Park, climbing to the summit of Donard, decline to the Bog of Donard, along Brandy Pad to Hare’s Gap, decline to Pollaphuca, climbing to the summit of Slieve Meelmore, decline to Happy Valley, onto Trassey Road to Kane’s Lane, finishing at a central point in Tollymore Forest. Mourne Dander (Approx. 10 miles). Climb to the Saddle between Slieve Donard and Slieve Commedagh, onto the Brandy Pad to the Hare’s Gap, onto the Trassey Track to the Trassey Road, Trassey Road to Kane’s Lane, finishing at a central point in Tollymore Forest. There are now 20 teams registered Contact Terry O’Hanlon, Kieran O’Hare Some of our members are currently working on producing a club website which shall be launched in the near future. If anyone has info or photos both old and new that could be used please email them to Kieran O’Hare at thanking you in anticipation. The clothing bin at the playing fields has been emptied and will accept all items of clothing, handbags, footwear and bed linen but not duvet’s. Any person wishing to take part in Scor Sinsear this year should give their names to Paddy McCrickard, Donna Rogan or Seamus O’Hanlon as soon as possible. Child Protection Course is on Friday evening starting at 7.00 and finishing at 10.00 in St Malachy’s Primary School Kilcoo. All participants must be pre-registered and can do so by contacting Seamus O’Hanlon. Foundation Level Coaching Course is on this Saturday. It starts at 9.15 participants should be there at 9.00 and should note that this course is in St Malachy’s Parochial Hall. Pre-registration is a must and this can be done by contacting Seamus O’Hanlon. All doing this course should bring running shoes and football boots as this course will be conducted inside and outside. Any juvenile member of the club that would like to take part in a young whistler’s course to be run in late February-early March should contact Seamus O’Hanlon. This course entitles young lads or girls to referee primary school and Go Games matches, blitzes and tournaments. We are not going to force anyone that does this course to referee outside of the club and even if you have no intention of refereeing you should sign up for it as if for no other reason you shall learn the rules of the game. How many of you have ever seen a rule book? Love them, or hate them there’d be no games without them. Currently the County are preparing to train new Football, Hurling and Ladies Football referees. This is an entirely different course from the young whistlers’ course and is for anyone that would like to try refereeing and see if they can improve the standards of our games. Anyone interested should contact any committee member. Anyone wanting to join the Running Club should meet at Hillyard House at 6.45 on Tuesday with John A McEvoy. Everyone welcome. Contact no 07753639696 The club is intending raising some much needed funds by turning scrap metal into cash. Over the next few months we will be arranging collection of scrap from households who wish to donate. Anyone with scrap metals of any type that they would like removed please contact Roger Morgan on 028 437 23886
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