Club Notes 04/03/2014

Lotto – There was no winner of the jackpot this week with the draw held on Monday night the 3rd March 2013 in the Horsemans. The numbers drawn were 03, 06, 09, 28. The 4 lucky dips winners of €50 each were Gerry Ward, Cairde, Barry O’Connor, 6 The Cresecent, Brian Boyd, C/o Sarah Mackin and Nan Ruddin, Modeece . Congratulations to all this week’s winners and many thanks for your continued support.

Club Planning Night – Next Monday the 10th of March sees the Club hold an open forum for the local community to have its say on how the Club should be run in 2014. The forum will kick off at 8.30pm in Our Lady’s Secondary School Concert Hall and will last for an hour. The purpose of the evening is to look at what events should be held over the next twelve months and how can we as a club improve our sense of belonging right from the very young to the not so young. We would like a wider representation from the community as your views are central to our Clubs continued development. We are looking forward to seeing you all there on the night.

Girls Presentation and Open Night – Friday 7th of March will see the winning Under 12 Girls Football Team receive their medals from last year’s competition. The presentation will take place in the Castleblayney Enterprise Centre at 7pm. The evening will also allow Girls Football Chairperson Darren McQuillan an opportunity to outline the exciting plans for Girls Football in 2014. Like every other part of our Club, Girls football is thriving so it’s important to keep building on our success to date.

Reserve League – Sunday 12 o’clock see the new season kick into gear for our Senior Teams, the reserve team now under the management of Ray Mc Ardle, Bart Mc Namara Snr and Club Chairman Stephen Dignam take on Ballybay in Pearse Park with a throw in at 12pm. The Senior team game against Truagh has now be postponed, and as a result the Senior League will not start for the Club until early April.

Juvenile Training – All team are now back at this stage, great to see such huge numbers each week. Just a reminder that all Children are required to wear their mouth Guards and that all children pay the €2 to cover the cost of the training facilities. Thank you.

Under 10 – The Under 10 Boys have their final “Fun Fives” match in Ballybay Community College this Saturday morning, these are great games in which players are forced with making quick decisions while also improving their mobility and flexibility. Well done to Paul O’Connor and his coaching staff for undertaking this new initiative.

Under 12 – The Start date for the under 12 spring leagues has been confirmed as Saturday the 15th of March. In an effort to get the boys used to playing on the grass again the under 12 management team have arranged two challenge matches this Saturday in St Marys Park. The first game will start at 11am while the second match will have a throw in time of 12pm, Cremartin and Drumhown will provide the opposition for the boys.

Coaching Course – This series get underway this coming Thursday night (6th March) for U6-8 club coaches in the Patrician High School, Carrickmacross and Sean McDermotts, Threemilehouse. The workshop runs between 7:30 – 9:30 in Carrickmacross while please note the workshop in Threemilehouse starts at 7:00 and finishes at 9:00. The workshop will cover a wide range of topics which include: Long Term Player Pathway (focus on ages 6-8), Gaelic Start Programme, FUNdamentals and Skill Development through Games and the Whole Part Whole training method.

The following week the workshop will target U10 – 12 club coaches. The venues and starting times remain the same (Patrician 7:30 – 9:30, Sean McDermotts 7:00 – 9:00) but the content will be different. Topics covered in this workshop include: Long Term Player Pathway (focus on ages 9-12), Warm Up activities, Games and Tactical Development and finally Technical Skill Development through the Whole Part Whole training method.

Well Done – Last week saw the secondary school overcome the challenge of St. Louis from Kilkeel in the O’Doherty Cup Final . The team was captained by our own Mark Kelly and also included, John Beattie, Ronan McNamara, Aidan McElroy and Brandon Rice with Eddie Kelly coaching the team. Well done to all concerned.