Club News November 2018

Fixtures and Results:

The club have retained Senior status for 2019. Congrats to all involved on this achievement.

The Seniors played the Intermediate Champions in Division 2 at the weekend and won. Full match report available HERE

The Seniors are out in the final game of Division 2 on Saturday the 17th of November against Micheal Breathnach.

Claregalway play St. James in the John Dunne Cup Semi-Final on Saturday November the 10th at 14:30 in Mervue

 

Fixtures are subject to change with little notice so please keep an eye on: Fixtures and Results

 

Juvenile Updates:

The  Under 16 panel take on Mícheál Breathnach’s in the Under 16 Div 1B Championship final on Saturday the 10th. Location and time to be announced shortly. Keep an eye on fixtures and results page or Facebook for an update.

The Minors won the North Board Minor A final in October (Match report HERE) however lost out to Salthill-Knocknacarra in the County final. A great season none the less, a bright future ahead.

In early October Claregalway defeated Moycullen in the U13A League Final in Knockdoemore. Game was played in very blustery and testing conditions. Claregalway started with the breeze and settled into the game quickly scoring from some well worked plays in the first 10 minutes. Moycullen were under constant pressure from their kick outs and eventually Claregalway opened their goal scoring account to lead 2-6 to 0-2 points at half time.
Claregalway continued to dominate the second half with some excellent support play and accurate passing to repeatedly open up the Moycullen defense outscoring their opponents 3-7 to 0-1 point in the second half. Claregalway ran out deserving winners with the game finishing 5-13 to 0-3.
Credit to all the players for an excellent display of football and to the management team their dedication and commitment to coaching this talented group of players.

The U15’s won the Shield Final v St James on a scoreline of 0-10 to 1-5 in October.

The younger Juveniles finished up training in late October. Some pictures of some of the last training sessions are here:

Photos

Thanks to all our coaches of both the boys and girls at Juvenile level for a great 2018.

Thanks to all of our photographers who take such great photos throughout the season.

Recent Ladies News:

In Early October the Juniors put in a strong effort against a Division 2 side Leitir Mor in the Junior A semi-final but the concession of two injury time goals left Claregalway trailing at halftime by 4-1 to 0-7. This young Team matched their opponents in the second half but were unable to close the gap and lost out on a Final score of 6-6 to 1-8. In their first year up in Junior A it was a great achievement to reach a County semi-final and the future is bright for this Team.

The Seniors took on holders Kilkerrin\Clonbern in their semi-final. The Claregalway Girls set the pace for much of the opening half and led for most of it but the concession of frees before the break left them trailing by 0-6 to 0-4 at halftime. Claregalway continued their good form into the second half and when Deirdre Brennan found the Clonberne net the sides were level 1-5 to 0-8 with 15 minutes to play. But from then on the greater experience and fitness of the 5 times County Champions told as they hit 2 goals and ran out 2-14 to 1-6 winners, a scoreline that doesn’t do justice to the gallant efforts of the Claregalway Girls. This brings a disappointing end to another season in the Senior ranks for Claregalway. Maybe 2019 with renewed effort and better luck on the injury front might see this team reach it potential.

Congratulations to Eimile Gavin on being selected at corner back on the 2018 Claregalway Hotel Ladies Dream Team.

Lorna, Elaine,Edel and Michael attended a very informative day two of the LGFA club2gether programme in Croke Park on Sunday the 4th of November.

The Claregalway LGFA AGM will be held on 19th November in Knockdoemore at 8pm. Nominations forms are available from secretary Lorna McNicolas. More details: HERE  and HERE.

Our Annual Breakfast Gathering is on December 16th Claregalway Hotel, further details to follow.

 

All support much appreciated for all our ladies games.

Strictly Claregalway:

Plans are being put in place for the eagerly anticipated Strictly Claregalway 2019. This is a great nights entertainment and a great fundraiser for the club. The past participants have really enjoyed it. If  you are interested in taking part please contact Fiona at 087 1626079 or Geraldine at 087 9915376.

50th Anniversary Celebrations

The club celebrates 50 years on Saturday the 17th of November in the Claregalway Hotel with a night of nostalgia, stories, music and craic.
Doors open at 20:00, show starts at 20:45.
Hosted by Hector and Roddy plus special guests.
Tickets €15

If you would like to get a ticket please contact the Facebook page or contact any of:

James Concannon
Barry O’Loughlin
John Feeney
Click HERE to listen to Paul Concannons’ interview on Galway Bay FM
Click HERE for more info.
To gain some knowledge on the clubs history so far please see HERE

Lotto:

The jackpot stands at €5,300.

Lotto results for the past few weeks are available by clicking:  LottoDetails

You can also play online at the same link. Thanks for your continuing support.

 

Twitter:

The club have started back using the twitter account for Senior match updates. If you wish to contribute to this please get in touch with us as we will need some people who go to the matches to help out with the updates. Our twitter page is here:  Claregalway GAA Twitter

Youtube:

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

Club Shop:

The shop is available here: SHOP NOW

O Neills have recently been in touch with us to pass on a message to person planning on using the shop. There are some savings and special offers to be had by signing up to their newsletter. Please see HERE for more information.

General:

GAA Healthy Clubs: we have been selected to participate in the GAA Healthy Clubs Promotion. We are looking for community input into what activity we should promote. We have already decided to make all our grounds Smoke Free as part of this promotion. What would you like us to promote in the future. Some ideas are:

1. Healthy Eating Promotions / Demonstrations
2. Talks on Mental Health
3. Couch to 5K Programms
4. Team Diets
5. Stop Smoking

3. Couch to 5K Programs. Is there something that you would like us to promote…. something that is special to you? Please send a private message to the Facebook page with your suggestion for the attention of “Healthy Clubs Programme”. All suggestions will be reviewed and the most popular and feasible one will be promoted.

Regards and thanks

Liam Higgins
Healthy Club Officer

 

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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.

Thank you for your continuing support.

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If you wish to contribute to this regular news article going forward please email communications@claregalwaygaa.net

All information in this article is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy or timeliness.

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