Kilcoo GAC, club news and events – 7th February

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Monday, February 6th, 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. Limited ticket numbers are available. Guest speaker Jarlath Burns has been confirmed and tickets should be claimed before next weekend. Tickets 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
Anyone that has membership paid before the 1st March shall be guaranteed entry into any draws for all ticket games. It has been announced that the Tollymore Mountain Centre will be the finishing line for The Mourne Challenge and the Mourne Dander. The routes 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 in The Tollymore Mountain Centre. 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 in The Tollymore Mountain Centre. 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 duvets. 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? 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 A big thank you and congratulations, to the 50 club members that completed the child protection course on Friday evening and to the 22 club members that completed the foundation level coaching on Saturday. Also, a massive thanks to the staff of St Malachy’s Primary for allowing the use of their facilities and the local people which provided the catering for Saturdays course. Congratulations to Aileen McLaughlin and the Set Dancers who made it through to the East Down Final of Scor Sinsear. Good luck to all our representatives representing the club this Sunday in Dundrum in the second East Down Semi Final.

Girls took part in there first games of the year on Sunday at an indoor tournament in Longstone competing against Longstone A & B and Attical A & B, Every girl got there name on the scoreboard. Excellent display of skills all round, well done to all who took part. The girls who took part in the tournament were: Clionagh Mc Conville, Sarah Curran, Eva Mc Evoy, Dearbhaile Morgan and Megan Rogan.
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