Club Newsletter - Week 5 2015

posted 11 Mar 2015, 03:05 by luke hennessy   [ updated 12 Jan 2017, 00:58 by Cian OLionain ]



Weekly Newsletter, no.5, 10 February


Games / training updates

Well done to Paidí Kelly who played most of the game for the county senior footballers in Sunday’s match in Wexford Park against Armagh. While the result was a disappointment, things were not helped by Ciaran Lyng’s unavailability due to suspension. The seniors are busily back training and any minors not involved with college or county squads are invited to train with the seniors; the next such session will be tomorrow, Wednesday 11th, at 7.30pm.



Camogie medal presentation

It will be a busy evening in the Centre on Thursday February 19th as the camogie club medal presentation is on from 7pm. A strong table will be needed to support the awards going to our under 10 and under 12 Mini League winners, the under 14 treble champions, the under 16 runners-up and the under 18 championship winners. The future looks very bright for our camogie teams and that’s due to the hard work and commitment of the players themselves, their mentors and coaches and their parents and wider families.



Ladies’ football

The registration night for ladies’ football takes place this Thursday, February 12th in the Centre,from 7.30 – 8.30pm. Membership fees are unchanged, at €30 for under 10s, €40 for under 12s to minors, €80 for adults and €60 for adult students.



Player burnout

There has been a lot of talk about burnout, overtraining, injuries etc and as a result the County Board has established a Player Welfare Mentor System. Talented young GAA players often play on a number of teams and in several competitions at the same time.  If there is an expectation to train fully with each team and a lack of communication between management teams, players will be at increased risk of overtraining, injury and burnout.


As part of a pilot programme by the GAA, Wexford will have a Player Welfare Mentor in 2015. Brian Malone has been selected by the County Committee to mentor young players in County U16, U18 and College/University Hurling & Football squads. He will address players and parents in these squads at a meeting, on Wednesday February 18th in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy starting at 7.30pm, on the basic principles of training, avoiding overtraining and burnout, injury prevention and management and life skills. All players and their parents in the age groups listed above are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting. After the information evening Brian will be accessible by telephone and e-mail should players need someone to listen to their concerns and refer them to the appropriate people to address them. Useful information sheets will be available for players and parents on the evening.



Piercestown/Murrintown Community Games

A clothes collection will be held at St.Martins GAA Centre on Friday February 20th from 10am to 6pm and on Saturday February 21st from 10am to 4pm to raise much needed funds for Piercestown/Murrintown Community Games. Please put your clothes into bags and leave them at the entrance to the Centre where they will be put away safely throughout the day. We can accept clothes, shoes, textiles, mobile phones and laptops. For more information contact Chris Culleton on 086.8476116 and, if you’re unable to deliver the items to the centre we can arrange for them to be collected, just call Chris. This collection will benefit our Community Games and also "Friends of Calcutta" and Susie Long Hospice Fund".



Gaeilge, Scór table quiz

Tá ciorcal comhrá ar siúl anois gach oíche Luain in Óstán Whitford, idir 7 – 8pm, agus tá fáilte roimh gach leibhéal. An Irish conversation circle has started up in the Whitford Hotel every Monday evening from 7 – 8pm. Anyone wishing to brush up on their cúpla focal should check it out as all levels are welcome.


Meanwhile, the County Wexford Scór senior table quiz final takes place this Thursday February 12th in Glynn Barntown GAA Club at 7.30pm. Last year, the Club team won this event and represented Wexford in the All-Ireland final in Castlebar, finishing a very respectable 13th in the country. If there are volunteers out there available to tog out for the Club on Thursday, please reply to this email so that we can coordinate a team on the night. This year’s All-Ireland final will be in Dublin which is waaaay more accessible from Wexford than Mayo!



Tennis News

The tennis club has confirmed that its membership fees remain unchanged for 2015 and they are as follows:

·         Family €175    (or €140 if paid by end-Feb)

·         Adult    €100    (or €80 if paid by end-Feb)

·         18+ Student    €50      (or €40 by end-Feb)

·         Under 18         €35      (€25 by end-Feb)

Club Lotto

The Club Lotto numbers drawn last Sunday, February 8th were 15, 16, 26 and 27 and there no winners at all, at all. The giant jackpot prize of €15,000 remains begging 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.