Club News May 2019
Senior Mens Update:
Alan Moran remains in charge for the 2019 season after taking charge mid-2018. Darran Hennessy has been appointed captain and the panel has been boosted with the return of Conor Costello returning from a number of years in Australia as well as Dara Whelan, Dylan Buckley and Jason O’Reilly from last year’s Minor panel which fell short in the County Final. Mark Goldrick is currently on the injury list while Conor Kelly is unavailable. The team have played 5 league games to date, picking up 2 draws (Oughterard & Kilconly), 2 wins ( Cortoon & St. James’) while the only blotch on the copybook has been a defeat to Moycullen. The draw for the championship was held on Monday, February 25th and Claregalway have been drawn in the so called group of death which reads as below:
There is 1 further round of league fixtures to play ( Claregalway v Oranmore Weekend of May 11th/12) before a 2 week break before the opening round of the championship v local rivals Annaghdown. The team currently have a number of players involved with the Galway U20 set up as well as Danny Cummins who is with the Galway Seniors. Panel members Conor Campbell and Dylan Buckley were part of the NUIG Fresher team which achieved All Ireland A Fresher success earlier this year with Campbell being voted NUIG player of the campaign. .
The Junior A side have played 3 league games to date with 2 draws (An Ceathru Rua and Na Piarsaigh) sandwiched either side of a commanding victory over St James’. This team is fortunate to call on the experience of Brian Loughlin, Conor Glynn, Simon Monaghan and Martin Kelly to name a few, while the likes of Iarla Keating, Shane Moylan, Brian Callinan and Damo Dolan give the side its more youthful dimension. Daryl O’Brien who transferred to the club this season has caught the eye and manager Jerry O’Sullivan will be looking to enjoy a fruitful season at the helm. The team made it the West Board Championship Semi Final last year and with a bit of luck could go a step further this year.
The Junior B side have played 1 league game defeating Milltown with further league games v Annaghdown and Corofin to come before the championship gets under way. This team is blessed to contain the likes of Fergal McEvoy and Paul McGuinness and with their talent and experience, the sky is the limit for this outfit.
The Minors have struggled thus far to date and currently reside bottom of their league table. They will look to rectify this post leaving cert when the championship kicks off.
The U20 club championship will take place towards the tail end of the year. Claregalway will look to go 1 step further this year as they were pipped by Mountbellew in the North Board Final in Tuam Stadium 2018.
Thanks to all members who have registered for the season. The club will be in contact in due course with details for collection of the training top for all those members this applies to.
If you have not yet registered, please do so ASAP to ensure the club and yourself are in compliance with the relevant GAA rules and regulations.
Thanks to Revive Active for entering this partnership with the club on this initiative for training tops for our juvenile boys and girls.
Sample of training Top:
Who are Revive Active?
Claregalway GAA have partnerered with Revive Active for our training tops for the Juvenile club for this season. The club wish to thank Revive Active for this partnership. Please read more about Revive Active at the link below and see where you may learn more about their products.
Fixtures and Results:
The season is has started to ramp up over the past few weeks and continues to gain pace with fixtures upcoming across various parts of the club there are plenty fixtures set over the next few weeks. Please get out and support the club when you can and keep an eye on the fixtures and results section to keep up to date.
The Senior Men play this Sunday (12th May) against Oranmore Maree in Lakeview at 14:00. The Division 8A match has been moved to Wednesday 15th May at 19:45 away at Annaghdown.
Senior Ladies are away to St Brendans on Sat 11th May at 7.30pm and Juniors away to Mountbellew on Sunday 12th May at 6pm.
Fixtures are subject to change with little notice so please keep an eye on: Fixtures and Results
Recent Ladies News:
The ladies U14 Feile took place over the May Bank holiday weekend with a number of matches taking place in Knockdoemore and Annaghdown. Well done to all involved.
The Clubs senior ladies continued their good start to season with a win over Menlough/Skehana in the Coen cup on Sunday week last. Next up is Championship with Seniors away to St Brendans on Sat 11th May at 7.30pm and Juniors away to Mountbellew on Sunday 12th Mat at 6pm. The u14 girls teams had 2 wins in their leagues on Monday week last over Corofin and Kilconly.
Claregalway Ladies are so lucky to have such a dedicated volunteer in Ed Donoghue. Intel has generously recognised all his efforts by donating $10,000 to Claregalway Ladies. Ed presents this wonderful gift to Club Treasurer Maura Murphy with some of our very happy U8 and U10 girls , Chairperson Elaine Goldrick, Registrar Michael Kearns, U8 Coach Anna Goldrick.
Claregalway GAA – Caring about Careers:
Some members within the club have come together to develop a new initiative which aims to assist our young players with education advice and career options as well as potentially identifying employment opportunities.
If you want to find out more or get involved please see here:
The Juvenile club are holding a number of fundraising initiatives over the coming months to further develop the juvenile teams. Thanks in advance for supporting these initiatives.
The Boys U14 A team beat Corofin in the final of the Galway Feile comprehensively and now go on to represent Galway in Connacht
Both U14 teams will represent Galway in the national feile – the A team will be in Division 1 and the B team will be in Division 13. The national feile will take place in Galway on the 28th & 29th of June and should the teams progress, the finals will take place on the 30th June in the Connacht Centre of Excellence in Bekan, Co. Mayo.
Thanks to all who have supported our Feile fundraisers.
Various blitzes are ongoing at different age groups of the juvenile club and all the boys and girls are training extremely hard to improve their skills.
Our Under 9 boys are playing at half time of the Senior match this weekend in Lakeview at 14:00. Our Under 10 boys played at Half Time of the previous Senior match in Knockdoe in April. Thanks to the parents, kids and coaches for supporting this ongoing initiative.
Irish within the Club:
Please read an address by our Chairman John Morrin on the promotion of Irish within the club over the coming months:
We are Claregalway:
Two more profiles have been added to our We Are Claregalway Feature. Ja Keating and Maura Murphy. Thanks for partaking.
We are a club of many people with many talents!
Read more: HERE
Gaelic4Mothers&Others started in Lakeview on Tuesday April the 23rd. There’s still time to join in what promises to be a great opportunity to get fit and meet others while having some fun. If you are interested in joining or to find out more please contact Ann Marie on 0877624765
County Team Representation:
The club are extremely proud of all the male and female representatives we have on the various county teams this year. Well done and best wishes to all of our players and mentors who are involved with the various county panels.
Best wishes to all of our players, members and volunteers who are about to start exams in Second or Third level over the coming months.
The jackpot stands at €7,900.
Lotto results for the past few weeks are available by clicking: LottoDetails
You can also play online at the same link. Please share the link with anyone abroad or not currently living within the community who may want to support the club but cannot buy a ticket within the community. You can also buy a ticket as a gift for someone. Thanks for the continuing support.
Our twitter page is here: Claregalway GAA Twitter
The club have a Youtube channel – we’ve recently uploaded some video highlights from last season. If you have any video (recent or historic) that you’d like to put on the channel, please let us know. CLICK HERE
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Thanks to all of our sponsors who support the club in various areas through out the year. The club appreciates the help and support from any businesses. Please support our sponsors where possible. If you wish to get your business involved in any area of the club please get in touch.
There’s lots going on at various levels within the club, this only captures some of it, please keep an eye on Facebook for other updates and thanks to all for contributing.
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