Club Newsletter - Week 6 2015

posted 11 Mar 2015, 03:10 by luke hennessy   [ updated 12 Jan 2017, 00:59 by Cian OLionain ]

2015 Weekly Newsletter, no.6, 18 February


Camogie News

Saturday night saw a big crowd in the Centre for the presentation of premier winners’ medals to our under 21 hurling team. George O’Connor presented the medals and a great night was had by all. Our camogie winners’ medals night will be on this Thursday, starting at 7pm, and it’s sure to be a busy night as medals will go 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. Adult camogie training resumed on Monday night at 8pm with a brief meeting followed by a fitness test and we wish all involved well for the year ahead.




A GAA coaching course, foundation level, will be run in the Club on 3 consecutive Thursdays from February 26th and anyone wishing to do this, and avail of the club subsidy, is asked to contact Coiste na nÓg Rúnaí, Hilary Codd, ASAP. Another educational date for the diary is Wednesday March 11th when there will be an evening course on child welfare / code of conduct. This course is mandatory for all underage mentors and the Club will cover the costs of the course.



On the field

Well done to the lads involved with the St. Peter’s senior team who beat Borris VC to qualify for the Leinster Final where they will play the winners of the Good Counsel v. St. Kieran’s semi-final. Our own Joe O’Connor is captain of the Peter’s team so we wish him and the rest of the boys the best of luck in the final. Meanwhile, playing for the county senior hurling team, we had a Sunday of mixed fortunes as Daithi Waters played admirably up front while Mossy was sent off just before half time. However, the key aspect in all of this was how fantastic it was to see Tomás back on the field in the purple and gold after his tortuous return from injury. We look forward to supporting both lads, plus Willie Devereux, in the months ahead.




The spring singles is in full swing and well done to Mary Cronin who beat Claire Callan by 6-1, 6-3. Kathy Frayne and Joan Roche beat Liz McGuinness and Esther Mernagh 6-2, 6-3 and Mattie Berney and Steve Gooden had the upper hand over Walter Rossiter and Mark Callan. Any results should be emailed to Claire Callan. Don’t forget that anyone wishing to join the tennis club can avail of sizable discounts by joining before the end of February. Family membership is only €140 if paid by end-February, and €175 thereafter, and similar discounts are available for all other membership categories. 



Community Games
A clothes collection will be held in the 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".



Club Lotto

The Club Lotto numbers drawn last Sunday, February 15th were 2, 10, 20 and 22 and there no winners at all, at all. The 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.


And finally . . .

As we press “send” on this newsletter, another 13 – 14s disco is taking place in the Centre, run by Rory and Barry O’Connor. These events, organised totally by younger members of the Club with supervision by adults, are a great credit to tomorrow’s club leaders and they also make a welcome contribution to our finances. As always, tonight’s disco is a sellout and for information on future discos check out the “St Martins Disco” page on Facebook.