Club Notes Week Ending 20th March 2022
Return to Competition:
This month has seen the return to training of many players within the club. Our younger groups of players are due to return at the end of March/early April. It’s great to see so many familiar and new faces around the club grounds and as the evenings get longer, we hope to have many fun filled training session! Further information and training times is now available on the clubs’ social media and website.
Or Senior men had their first fixture postponed on Sunday the 13th of March against CLG An Spidéal but are scheduled to throw in this coming Thursday evening (24th March) at 20:00 in Knockdoemore against CLG Oileáin Árann.
Our Senior Ladies teams returned to action over the past weekend.
Adult Division 1 Claregalway. 3-22 Caltra Cuans 0-4
Adult Division 3 Claregalway 2-8 Grainne Mhaols 2-9
Adult Division 6 Ballinasloe 1-10 Claregalway 2-3
A big thank you to Westport who travelled with 2 Under 14 teams to Knockdoemore for challenge games this on Sunday last. Well done to all the girls who played some great football. Both teams who entertained us with some fine footballing skills. We will hopefully return the visit to Westport in the near future. Thanks to Catherine Hughes (Westport) and Pat Connolly (Claregalway) for organizing. On Friday two more U-14 Teams played against Tuam-Cortoon.
All our men’s and lady’s teams have fixtures coming up over the next few weeks. Keep an eye on our fixtures and results page for further details and score updates at this address: https://bit.ly/CGAAFR
All support of our teams is greatly appreciated.
Well done to Niamh Heffernan of Claregalway Handball Club for winning the All-Ireland Intermediate Handball Championship 2022! Niamh overcame Sinead Meagher from Tipperary in the final in Kingscourt (Cavan) on Friday the 18th of March.
A new defibrillator and storage unit has been purchased and installed on the external wall at the GAA club house beside the Community Centre in Lakeview. The Community Centre facility hosts hundreds of people on a weekly basis on the site. The site has had a defibrillator in the past, that was purchased and installed over a decade ago however it was due a replacement. Last year a fundraising campaign was undertaken to pay for the AED and storage unit. Thanks to the contribution from the Run4Pieta event last Summer and a contribution from the Claregalway Community Centre a Heartsign 350P AED device was purchased. The storage unit for it was purchased shortly after by John Duffy (Claregalway Pharmacy) and generously donated to the community. The new unit was installed in early February.
Scór na nÓg:
We are delighted to have the Galway Scór na nÓg competition back this year. The competition was held in the Raheen Woods Hotel in Athenry on Sunday last. We were represented by
Ruth Treacy, Nicole Mclaughlin, Ronan McCormack, Clodagh Crowley and Emma Crowley in the traditional music category. They won the category and will represent the club on the 2nd of April in Ballinasloe at the Connacht final! Well done to all and thanks for representing the club so well!
The weekly Claregalway/Carnmore Lotto has started back again after a 2-year break. The jackpot next week is €3,300 with three lucky dips of €50 each also up for grabs every week. Play online today at https://bit.ly/carnmoreclaregalway or search for Claregalway Carnmore Lotto online.
The Lotto is a major fundraiser for both clubs. If you are not in, you can’t win!!
Thanks for your support!
The Gaelic Football Easter camp will from Monday the 11th of April until the Thursday the14th of April (4 days), from 10am to 2pm. Cost is €50 for one child, €40 for second child or €120 for a family of three or more. To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration on the first morning – cash/cheque only. Places are limited.
Claregalway GAA Umbrellas, Coffee Cups and Water Bottles:
Hughes Supervalu in Claregalway have a limited number of Claregalway GAA items available now. Branded coffee cups, water bottles and umbrellas are now available. Thanks to Hughes for stocking these items. For all other gear please check out our website.