Club Newsletter - Week 4 2015

posted 11 Mar 2015, 02:59 by luke hennessy   [ updated 12 Jan 2017, 00:58 by Cian OLionain ]


2015 Weekly Newsletter, no.4, 4 February

Committees update

While things are quiet on the playing front, a lot of preparatory work is going on behind the scenes and there was a good turnout on Tuesday 3 February for a Club Committee meeting. The Camogie Committee will meet tomorrow Thursday 5th also at 8.30pm.



Glen Fuels Player of the Year Awards

The Club wishes Daithí Waters the best of luck at the Glen Fuels 2014 awards night on February 13th as he has been nominated for the senior footballer of the year. Anyone wishing to vote for Daithí and indeed any of the other categories can do so quickly via Facebook ( so please, take a minute, support our Daithí.




GAA National Draw: please return any unsold tickets

Many thanks to all who purchased a GAA national draw ticket over the last two weeks. As previously explained, every cent of the €10 ticket price goes to the Club as the GAA organises this draw specifically to assist with club fundraising early in the year. 250 tickets were sold so hopefully a club name will be drawn out of the giant GAA hat in a month’s time and we will see someone we know jetting off with the All Stars! In the meantime, anyone who has unsold tickets is asked to return them as soon as possible to any Committee member as we need to tally our final total and return the unsold ones to GAA HQ. Particular credit is due to our adult players who did an excellent job in selling their allocation of tickets.





Coiste na nÓg and Camogie will jointly host their registration nights on March 3rd and March 6thand we would ask that all membership fees are paid on those nights (7 – 8.30pm). For parents attending to register their kids and who might wish to join the Club in their own right, there will be a member of the Adult Committee in attendance also to register adults. Ladies football registration night is next Tuesday, February 10th, from 7.30 – 8.30pm.


Membership fees for 2015 are as follows:

Adult player


Adult player (student)


Adult non-playing member


Coiste na nÓg boys (under 18)

€50 (€90 for 2, €100 for 3 in family)

Each of the above full memberships entitles the member to full voting rights at the annual AGM and also comes with an automatic ticket in the Wexford GAA Model County Draw which offers a wide range of prizes from cash to cars to vouchers.


The Camogie Club’s 2015 membership fees are as follows:

Adult camogie player


Adult camogie (student / unemployed)


Adult non-playing member


Under 18 camogie

€50 (€90 for 2, €100 for 3 in family)


We hope to have confirmed details of the Ladies’ Football Club’s membership fees in next week’s newsletter.


For any adults wishing to simply use the Club’s range of facilities (e.g. walking track, squash court, bar) a “pavilion” membership is available for €20; this does not entitle the holder to voting rights at the AGM.




Under 21s

The presentation night for our under 21 team who so gloriously won the county hurling championship in 2014, and were close to achieving the same in football, will be on next Saturday 14th February in the Centre. George O’Connor will present the medals on what’s sure to be a great start to Valentine’s Night for the lads!

In equally significant news, young Philly Waters is no longer quite so young as on Friday night he’s celebrating his 21st birthday in the Centre and all are invited to join him. While we’re sure that some of his opponents on the field over the years will want to wish him well we’re not so sure that all will have such fond memories of their tussles with him as you can see from the photo!




Information Talks

Therese Hogan, a dietician, gave an excellent talk in the Centre on Thursday 29th January on healthy eating for athletes and all those who attended came away with a mine of information and useful tips. Did you know, for instance, that a standard bottle of Lucozade contains the equivalent of 28 sachets of sugar! We will have further talks throughout the year and would encourage players, parents and members to check them out.




Texas Hold ‘Em

The first Sunday night game of Texas Hold ‘Em was held in the Centre last weekend and we think this will become a regular feature of the social calendar. Eight hardy bucks attended the first night but that number is expected to double next weekend so get down to the Centre on Sunday evening at 9pm with your €10 stake and prepare for an evening of bluffing, deceit and all-round fun.




Tennis News

The fixtures have now issued for the Spring League so everyone should know when and who they’re playing. Best of luck!





Club Lotto

The Club Lotto numbers drawn last Sunday, February 1st, were 3, 5, 7 and 22 and we had three match 3 winners who get €50 each, so well done to John and Trish O’Connor, Brian Dempsey and Barry and Kathleen Keane. Our giant jackpot prize of €15,000 remains to be won so we’d encourage anyone thinking of signing up to the Lotto to contact any Committee member as soon as possible. For just €4/week, by the convenience of direct debit, you can put yourself in line for a big payout while also helping the Club’s finances.



Finally, best of luck to our two nominees, Claire Culleton and Niamh Bridges, for the GAA Gaeltacht scholarships that are co-funded by the County Board and the Clubs. Hopefully their names will be drawn out of the County Board hat when the draw is made anocht!