Club Notes Week Ending 26th November 2023
Friday the 24th of November represented a significant achievement for our club as we made the final payment on the loan used to acquire the Knockdoemore Grounds. We’ve successfully repaid €500K without missing a single payment!
The 20-acre site was acquired in 2009, and through the dedication of numerous officers, trustees, volunteers, the local business community, and our members, along with a combination of direct fundraising, grant funding, and loans, we now boast a remarkable facility.
We owe a debt of gratitude to those officers and trustees who foresaw the club’s needs extending beyond its existing facilities. Since 2009, many individuals have provided financial backing for the development.
In addition to the initial purchase, we’ve invested hundreds of thousands more in the facility, and our commitment to improvement continues to this day with a fourth pitch under construction and plans for other improvements to the facility in the pipeline.
Thank you to all who have devoted their time and efforts into club development on and off the pitch!
In 1998 our Junior A team beat Kilconly in the County Final to secure promotion to the Intermediate ranks for the second time in our club’s history. Four years later (2002), many of this young team would be the backbone of our Intermediate team who brought the club to Senior level for the very first time. This team also won the local Junior ‘Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta’ and went on to represent the Galway Gaeltacht in the National finals in Falcarragh Co. Donegal in June ’98.
On Saturday evening we are celebrated the 25th anniversary of this Junior team’s achievements with a ‘get-together’ in The Summerfield Bar. Many former players attended – a great night was had by all!
Well done to the Lackagh Comhaltas Under 12 group who took part in the Late Late toy show on Friday evening.
The ensemble included Saorla Gilmore on drums, Matthew McNena and Éalga Monaghan on flute, Cuan Gilmore on accordion, Toraí O’Flynn on concertina, Fionn Herwood on banjo, Abigail Kelly on piano, and Siún O’Mahoney, Anna Finlay, and Juliette O’Sullivan on fiddle.
The band’s musical voyage this year commenced with preparations for Fleadh Cheoil 2023. They progressed through the Under 12 County and Connacht Céilí Band competitions, ultimately achieving the prestigious gold medal at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Mullingar in August 2023
A number of club members were involved – we were so proud of you all!
Online Lotto Draw:
The top prize next Monday is a massive €12,100!
We also have lucky dips of €50 each up for grabs.
Bernadette Loughlin, Brigid Starken and Pat Grealish won fifty euro each in last weeks lucky dips.
Play at https://bit.ly/carnmoreclaregalway or search for Claregalway Carnmore Lotto online.
Win a dream holiday:
Special thanks to LIDL Oranmore, for accommodating our ticket sellers over the weekend and sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to the fundraiser by purchasing tickets. We’ve been in Hughes Supervalu, the Galway shopping centre and Glynns – Carnmore over the past number of weeks. We will be selling tickets in various locations over the coming weeks. Thanks to all of our ticket sellers.
Congratulations to Frank McGrath on winning a €500 voucher for the iNua Hotel Group in our latest bonus draw last week!! We have another bonus draw in December for a significant cash prize – all tickets bought before the bonus draw will be in for the bonus draw AND the big draw in January!
‘Win A Dream Holiday’ includes 7 amazing nights in Orlando, a wonderful trip to Universal Studios, 3 incredible nights in New York and €5000 in spending money.
There is a cash prize alternative of €20,000 if the holiday doesn’t appeal!
Time is running out, but you can still enter at the link below!
For more see: https://www.winadreamholiday.ie/
Umbrellas, coffee cups and bags are available in Hughes Supervalu. Some great presents for Christmas!
The club shop is available 24/7/365 here: