Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA Club Notes 18/07/2018

Annual Club Camp – The Annual Glencar Manorhamilton 3 day Football Camp for boys and girls will take place from Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th August from 10am to 2pm daily.  €20 per child which includes a gift.  Registration is taking place after the weekly Football Academy every Friday evening in the Bee Park at 7.30pm.  For further details contact Dominic Kelly 086 8511410 or Sheila McMorrow 086 3531705.

Annual Clothes Collection Fundraiser – Glencar Manor GAA will hold their annual clothes collection during the month of August.  Dermot McMorrow will be co-ordinating and bags can be dropped to him every Wednesday evening during August at the Bee Park Dressing Rooms between 6-7pm.  Items accepted – clean dry clothes, pairs of shoes, curtains, bed linen and towels, handbags and belts.  Dermot can be contacted on 086 1768533 for further details of for those who need bags collected.

50th Celebration – On the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2019 we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our great club. Events will be ran throughout the weekend so do be sure to keep it free in your diaries. We hope it will be a gathering of the many people at home and abroad who down through the years represented, officiated, sponsored and supported Glencar Manor. This is an open invitation to everyone who has or had an association with us from 1969 to the present day. More details to follow.

Dunnes Bar All County Leagues – There were mixed fortunes for our Division 1 and Division 2 teams over the last week.  Our Seniors suffered a 2 point loss to County Champions Mohill in away fixture on Wednesday 11th July (1-11 to 2-6) and on Saturday last they bounced back to winning ways with a home win over Leitrim Gaels 1-12 to 0-7.  They play St Mary’s away this Saturday at 7pm.  Our Division 2 side found the going tough against Bornacoola when they visited Boggaun on Sunday morning (1-12 to 3-14).  They take on Drumreilly this Wednesday evening at 8pm in Boggaun while on Sunday they travel to take on Kiltubrid at 12 noon.  We encourage our supporters to get out in big numbers to support both our teams in the final rounds of league games.  Good luck to all involved.

Academy – Our Club Football Academy for U7s and U9s takes place every Friday evening from 6.30 – 7.30 pm in the Bee Park.  New players joining every week so do be sure to come along and enjoy the fun and games.

U9 Boys – The U9 Blitzes are due to start back on Saturday 28th July.  This group of players are currently training every Friday night at the Academy from 6.30 – 7.30pm

U11 Boys – Our U11’s will be participating in the go-games blitzes.  Fixture will be notified to parents once confirmed.  They train every Friday in the Bee Park with times notified to parents.

U13 Boys  – The boys travelled to play St Joseph’s in Carrigallen for their first championship game on Thursday evening last.  Unfortunately, the game had to be abandoned due to a nasty shoulder injury to one of our top players Eoghan McLoughlin.  We thank all those who helped Eoghan on the night and especially the referee and officials from the St Joseph’s club.  We are glad to report Eoghan is recovering well and we wish him a speedy and full recovery.  The team play Annaduff at home this Thursday at 7.30pm in Boggaun. Please support them on the night.

U17 Boys – The U17 boys got their championship off to the best possible start with an away win over Mohill on Monday 9th July.  They play Annaduff at home this Wednesday evening 18th July at 7.30pm in the Bee Park. We wish the lads and their management team the very best of luck and please show your support to them.

Community Games – Well done to the Manorhamilton Area Community Games Girls team who contested a very exciting Community Games Connacht U14 girls final last Saturday with our girls beating the Mayo Champions Charlestown Carracastle in the semi-final and going toe to toe with Roscommon team St Brigids, Kiltoom in the final. The game was level nearing the end of the final quarter, but the Roscommon girls just managed to get two scores at the very end. Well done to all involved on a great effort. Thanks also to Felim Gurn for his generous sponsorship of food for the girls after the game.

U10 Girls – Training continues for the U10 girls on Wednesday evenings 6-7pm. New members welcome.

U12 girls – Best of luck to our U12 girls team who have qualified for the championship semi-final following the conclusion of the group stages. They drew with St Mary’s last week thus leaving them undefeated heading into the semi-finals.  Finalisation of the semi-final pairings is expected this week and will be published on social media once available

Minor Girls – Our minor ladies take to the field this week hoping to kick off their quest to retain the title with a win.  They face stiff opposition away to St. Brigid’s on Tuesday 17th July. Throw in at 6:45 pm at Aughnasheelin GAA pitch. Best of luck to the girls and their management team of Tommy, Martin, Christina and Dolores.

Senior and Junior Ladies Championship – As reigning league champions our Senior ladies kick off their championship this Sunday against formidable opposition Kiltubrid.  Kiltubrid come into the game following a comprehensive win in the first round of the championship last weekend having already secured a valuable 2 points. Throw in is scheduled for 12pm in a venue still TBC. Your support as always is much appreciated.  Our Junior ladies also kick off their championship this weekend against Keeldra Gaels at 1.30pm – again venue still to be confirmed.  The girls will be building on their experience from the Division 2 league campaign and will be hoping to kick off with a win.  Best of luck to both sides and their management team.

Pitch Bookings – All pitch bookings for the Bee Park and Boggaun are to be made through Patrick McMorrow.  Patrick can be contacted on 0868973339.