Club Notes - 9th December 2018
Jackpot - €10,000 NO WINNER
Numbers Drawn - 13, 16, 20, 26
The weekly winners of €30 were:
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets your support is very much appreciated.
COACHING NEWS (WK 50 2018)
A. On-Line Football Foundation Course Roscommon Coach Education on-line Football Foundation Course will open on Wednesday November 21st for registration until Wednesday December 12th for all on-line modules to be completed, with a date for all practical assessment TBC. We are urging all GAA coaches interested in coaching to register by contacting course coordinator, Oliver Lennon for all the details email@example.com
B. Meeting of ALL Team Managers & Coaches All Team Managers and Coaches are requested to attend an important season launch meeting that will be held early 2019. Topics to be covered will include:- Practical Information on the running of teams and our dressing rooms/pitches. Club Structures / Reporting Lines / Communication. Coach Education. More details closer to the date of meeting.
C. National Coaching & Games Development Conference The GAA Games Development Conference will take place on Friday, January 11th and Saturday, January 12th in Croke Park. The Conference programme is currently being finalised, with information available from https://learning.gaa.ie/conference2019 and @gaalearning
GET INVOLVED IN YOUR GAA CLUB Our coaches are made up of parents and volunteers. We always welcome any parents or volunteers who would like to get involved regardless of previous football or hurling experience or expertise. Extra help is always required and you would be more than welcome. ‘’100% of the kids 100% of the time’’. (In other words, everyone is important, everyone gets a go and everyone’s contribution matters!)
Reminders there are card every Monday Evening in the Hyde Centre from 8.30pm. Last week’s card winner was Anne Mulhern and Runners up was Gerry Kelly.
Social Media Please check out and follow our Club Face book / Twitter sites for latest results and fixtures and goings on in the club
Roscommon Gaels would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Molloy Family on the death of Raphael Molloy and to the Caulfield family on the death of Carmel Caulfield Rip.
Scor na bPaisti Quiz
Roscommon Gaels entered a team in the Scor na bPaisti Table Quiz held in Kilbride Community Centre on Sunday, 5th December. Ably represented by Aaron Dolan, Ethan Hussey, Gillian Greene and Gerald Greene, our club faced stiff competition from 20 primary schools/clubs around the county. At the end of the final round, with a scoreline of 28/32, we were in joint first position with Aughrim NS. We were unlucky to lose the tie-breaker by one point. We are incredibly proud of this achievement - the first time our club fielded a team in this quiz. Congratulations to all.
Scór na nÓg
Dean Crowe theatre Athlone was the venue for the County Scór na nÓg final which took place on Sunday, 9th December. Roscommon Gaels was represented by Jane King in Solo Singing. She sang 'Siúil A Rún' beautifully. While she wasn't victorious, we can be sure to hear a lot more of Jane in future. Maith thú a Shinéad!
*Underage Presentation Night*
Roscommon Gaels underage awards night for our underage teams will take place on Friday 14th of December at 7pm at The Hyde Centre. There will be a presentation of medals to our U12, U14 and U16 teams that won their respective county finals. Also on the night we will present most improved player awards for each of the above age group’s. This year we are delighted to announce that the teams will be presented with their medals by Dublin All Star James McCarthy. Tea, Coffee and refreshments will be served. It promises to be a wonderful evening so we hope you can make it on the night.
On Sunday 16th December at 3.30pm at the Hyde Centre we will have a presentation of medals to our U8’s and U10’s. And, of course, Santa Claus will make a special visit. Its a day not to be missed and admission is free.
DON’T FORGET TO SHOP LOCAL THIS CHRISTMAS
The Christmas period is a crucial time for businesses. Please try where you can to support your local businesses and shop local. We would like to thank all who have contributed during the year to our club. It is your help that keeps the club going so strong. We received generous financial support for our Development Launch and and we would encourage you all to support our sponsors. These sponsors provide employment; they give back to the community, from sponsoring teams, sponsoring our fundraising efforts and we appreciate their ongoing support. They offer personalised customer service you can’t get online. They are run by your family members, friends, neighbours and most importantly our members. Before you make that purchase, ask yourself "could I buy locally from a small business and if the answer is YES then why not invest in your local community?
Pictured at the recent Roscommon Ladies football awards night in the Abbey Hotel were Eimear and Serena O’Farrell with Special Guest Joanne O'Riordan who is a sports journalist who contributes to the Irish Times and is one of seven currently living people born with the condition Tetra-amelia syndrome, and is from Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. She has addressed the United Nations.
Roscommon Gaels have representation at all levels on our County Camogie Teams. Pictured at the Hodson Bay Hotel recently were the Roscommon Gaels contingent who won the Division 7 All Ireland. In the picture are Ellen Tully, Chloe Donoghue, Tom Killion, Roisin Feeley, Isabelle Stephens, Eimear O’Farrell, Claire McNeill, Ava Mulry and Ellen Beisty.
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