Refereeing course

A Foundation Course for New Referees will take place in Cloghan over 3 nightly sessions, commencing on Friday 28th March at 8.00pm, with subsequent sessions on the following Friday night’s 6th March & 13th March. The duration of each session will be a minimum of two hours,and could extend to more depending on the interaction with the tutors by participants. Nationally, participants who successfully attended and completed the internal county sessions are invited to a final session in Croke Park on Saturday 4th April, where they will be presented with their personal refereeing gear.

As outlined at the February County Committee meeting, following recently held In Services courses for existing referees we have seen a decline in numbers from 69 accredited referees in 2019 to 51 this year. Everyone can do the maths, but the upshot is; currently we have EIGHT clubs without a referee, as against one club in 2019.

It is not intended to hold further In Services courses in Monaghan.

I would appeal, and encourage all clubs to try and identify or recruit one competent, capable individual to undertake refereeing duties, and attend the forth coming Referee’s Foundation course on your behalf. Contact any of our committee members if you are interested or want more information and we will forward on your details.

Wolfe tones Gaa

All,

Liverpool Wolfe Tones was established in Liverpool, England in March 2010. Prior to this there was only one other Gaelic Football club in Liverpool, and no available outlet for Hurling or Camogie. The club was founded on the principle that we are “One Club for All”- an inclusive club that welcomes all players of all abilities and backgrounds united in our love for Gaelic Games.

To date, we are the only GAA club in the North of England that offers all four disciplines of Gaelic Games. This is something that we take incredible pride in. Liverpool has always been a city with a large Irish population, with deep Irish roots embedded in its history and culture. Today we offer everyone the privilege of competing in Gaelic Games during their time here in Liverpool, whether they are here short term for work or University, or settled here for years. We rely heavily on past and present players adopting the sense of belonging that we promote. We are not an old enough club to be anyone’s “home club”. But the club no less belongs to anyone who has ever embraced it.

All four teams have tasted success already in our very short history and we are extremely proud in everything we have achieved to date. Obstacles that we have faced have always been met with incredible support and we are extremely grateful to all the voluntary support we receive from our members.

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of our conception. We are delighted to have reached our first great milestone and are looking forward to celebrating all of our successes and achievements this year.

However, 2020 has already proved challenging with our goal posts destroyed by Storm Ciara. Players arrived for training early Sunday morning to find the posts fallen and permanently damaged beyond repair. This is a huge setback for us on what should be a year of celebration. We have been humbled by the support that we have received already in replacing the posts and ensuring we continue to compete this season. We continue to welcome any donations we receive, regardless of how small, and are incredibly grateful. (Please find link below).

https://www.gofundme.com/f/liverpool-wolfe-tones-gaa-posts

Le meas,

Steven Lowe

Secretary

Liverpool Wolfe Tones CLG

#GAABelong

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Club notes Feb 7th

Thank you:Many thanks to all our stewards and volunteers who helped out Sunday at the Monaghan v Tyrone match. Special mention to all our juveniles who lent a hand.
Everyone agreed it was a great event and a very welcome 2 points for Monaghan. Special mention for our own Dermot Malone who had a super game on home soil helping out in both defence and attack. Continue reading