Claregalway Juvenile GAA Club- 2019
2019 was yet another very successful year for our juvenile teams. While one mark of success is the
amount of silverware we have in our possession at the end of year, the true mark of success for us as
a club has to be the fact that we have 452 boys getting the opportunity to play football for their club
with their friends.
From a competitive perspective our year has been unbelievable with teams from U11-U16 all being
successful in their various finals. The fact that our U11s played and won in U12 competitions and
that our U12s, U13s, U14s and U15s won their A competitions and our U16s won the A shield, all
points to a very positive future for Claregalway GAA club. For our younger teams, there were many
highlights including the multiple games our U6 & U7 teams played, the U8 blitz in St. Brigids, our U9s
hosting St Sylvesters and our U10s performing brilliantly at a blitz in Castlebar. Sincere thanks to all
our managers and coaches for all their hard work with the various teams throughout the year.
The highlight for the year on the field has to be our U14A victory in the county Feile and the county
championship and coming so close in the All Ireland Feile semi-final, on another day a rub of the
green could have resulted in a different outcome. The fight back from the dead our U16s had in
Tuam was also a joy to watch, as well as all of our many other victories.
Success on the pitch is only one element of what has made 2019 a year to remember. The weekend
that we hosted Feile in June was a great event to be involved in and portrayed a wonderful
impression of our club. A huge thanks to all of our coaches, players, staff in KDM and Lakeview,
Michelle Rohan in particular and parents who helped out with this, from car parking, tea/coffee
making, food providers, linesmen and lineswomen, umpires etc. across one venue on Friday and
three venues on Saturday without any issues, which was a wonderful feat in itself. Our BBQ on the
Saturday evening of Feile weekend was an equally great occasion. Feile weekend highlighted how
our club as a whole from juvenile to ladies to adult all work so well together to portray Claregalway
as a very efficient, progressive and welcoming club. Sincere thanks to Turloughmore GAA club for
providing us with their facilities for games on the Saturday of Feile weekend.
Many thanks to all our sponsors throughout the year and for the people from the area supporting us
in our scratch card and bingo fundraisers. Thanks to Revive Active for their sponsorship toward the
beautiful training tops that each of our juvenile boys and girls received. Thanks to John Noone for all
his work on this initiative.
Thanks also to all the officers of the ladies club and adult club for all of their help and support
throughout the year.
Finally, on behalf of the juvenile club – we wish a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all
of our players, our coaches, our club members and all of their families.