Claregalway GAA Club Notes - Week Commencing Monday February 22nd

The Claregalway GAA annual club night takes place on Saturday February 27th 2016 in the Claregalway Hotel. Doors open at 8pm and you get great value for your €25. This includes a 3 course meal, music, a best dressed ladies competition (sponsored by Styles Kloset) and entertainment from the person behind ‘Tierney Talks’. Tickets are available for anyone on the Club Committee and the Managers of the various Club underage teams or contact Alan Moran Club Secretary on moranalan40@gmail.com or alan@secureall.ie Thanks to the main sponsor the Claregalway Hotel for their support of this event. Please support and enjoy the night.

The Claregalway senior ladies team travelled to Dingle at the weekend to take part in the 2016 Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé. In the opening game on Saturday, Claregalway had an easy win over an under strength local team (Corca Dhuibhne) on a 9 - 6 to 1 - 3 scoreline. The second game against Confey from Leixlip was closer than the final scoreline suggests as Claregalway seemed in trouble at half time leading by just 0-7 to 1-0 having played with a gale force wind in the first half. But an outstanding second half team performance kept the Kildare girls scoreless and a vital goal mid way through the half saw Claregalway win by 1-11 to 1-0. The girls moved on to the Gallarus pitch, home of An Ghaeltacht club, on Sunday for the final against Southern Gaels, Kerry. Playing with the aid of a very strong wind in the first half, Claregalway built up a 5-6 to 1-1 half time lead with the unstoppable Megan Glynn leading the attack in style. The Kerry girls, aided by a gale, laid siege to the Claregalway goal early in the second half but a brilliant defence marshalled by Hannah Coen in goal, full back Amy Rohan and the outstanding Fabienne Cooney at centre back kept them at bay while the Claregalway forward line tagged on a few goals to finish the game on a scoreline of 8-10 to 1-4. Pádraig Óg Ó Sé presented the cup to the Claregalway captain Charlotte Cooney after the game while Megan Glynn received the Player of the Tournament award.

The U14 Ladies have resumed training for the 2016 season. Training is on Saturday evenings from 4pm to 5pm in Knockdoemore. A medal presentation and registration will take place on March 6th at 5pm in Knockdoemore.

The 2015 Connaught Minor Club winning Ladies will receive their medals at the Club Social on Saturday 27th February. All players on the Minor panel will receive a ticket for Social and these are available from Tony King Ladies Chairman. Extra Tickets are available from any officer at €25. Training for the Adult ladies will take place outdoors in Knockdoemore on Tuesday evening at 8:30pm and new players at Minor, Junior and Senior are most welcome.

Club registration day for 2016 is scheduled to take place over the weekend March 5th and March 6th. Please watch out for more specific times and arrangements over the coming weeks.

In the Mens U21A North Championship Claregalway were beaten by Mountbellew/Moylough on a scoreline of 1-6 to 0-8.

Claregalway GAA Easter Football Camp will take place from March 21st to 24th from 10 am to 2 pm with special guests daily. The emphasis will be on variety; fun and friendship while developing skills of the game. 

€50 per child (reduction of €10 for the second and €15 for the third). Party day on the last day with bouncing castles from Claregalway Bouncing Castles, obstacle courses etc. More information soon.  Save the date


Notes article, posted by Kieran Coyne on Tuesday 23rd February 2016, 9:14am
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