Club Notes - 2014/03/09

posted 9 Mar 2014, 10:51 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 11 Jan 2017, 05:47 ]
After a couple of rain delayed false starts, the U12 boys got their season up and running on Sunday morning with the visit of Crossabeg to Piercestown. An excellent turnout meant that we had two full teams to take on the visitors and both acquitted themselves very well, playing some top quality hurling for early spring. Next up, we have the visit of Fethard U12s on Sunday, to be followed on the following Sunday with a trip to Cork to watch the League encounter with the Rebels. That game is to be preceded by a planned match with Castlelyons U12s so, as usual, it is a very busy time for this age group as they are also involved in Rackard League Mini Sevens with their schools.

On Saturday night our juveniles and minors had a great skills training session with Paudie Butler who we were lucky enough to have in the parish over the weekend. Our own George O’Connor more than capably helped Paudie and we’d like to thank both men for giving so freely of their time including a lovely session earlier in the week with our under 7 and under 8 boys. Hard luck to the minor footballers who lost on Sunday to a fine Fethard team on a score of 0-7 to 1-10. The lads will be turning their attention to hurling next week when they take on Faythe Harriers.

Next Saturday, our juveniles will play a friendly football match against Arklow Geraldines in the Club at 2pm and the following week they will head to Cork to watch the league game and for a friendly match.

Camogie training times have been confirmed and are as follows: under 8, from 6-7pm on Tuesdays (indoors); under 10, from 6.30  - 7.30 on Tuesdays starting March 18th; under 12 & under 14, 6-7pm on Tuesdays; under 16 on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Our minors and adults are currently training every Monday and Wednesday from 7 – 8.15pm and on Saturdays at 10am.

Club registration nights last week were a great success and anyone who has yet to register is asked to do so ASAP and certainly before March 31st as the ‘no pay, no play’ rule will be strictly enforced. Tickets are now on sale for the Club Dinner Dance & Presentation Night which will take place on Friday March 28th in the Talbot Hotel. Tickets are €35 and are available from Committee members.

As nearly all teams are now fully back in action the Club is a hive of activity so all visitors to the Club are asked to drive with extreme care in and around the Club grounds. Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí, as we should say during Seachtain na Gaeilge, ach bígí cúramach leis na gasúir beaga ar fud na háite!

Finally, in a very occasional series of key GAA phrases "as Gaeilge", we will start with poc sleasa which is 'sideline cut'. Next week we will have some key terms of refereeing abuse in the first national language!