Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA Club Notes 26/12/2018

Club Christmas Table Quiz – We are hosting our annual Christmas Club Table Quiz this coming Sunday, December 30th at 9pm in Gurns.  This is always a great opportunity to meet up with friends who are home for the Christmas.  €20 per table of 4 and as always your support would be greatly appreciated.

Lotto – Our Lotto draw took place in SuperValu on Sunday the 23rd December.  Numbers drawn 6, 19, 24, 25.   There was no winner of the Jackpot of €4,750.  The five winners of €30 were Berni Poniard (Donaghmore) – yearly ticket, Enda Fox (Deerpark), Oliver Lee (Fallacarra), Austin Nealon (Manorhamilton) and Clodagh Gaffney (Gortinar). Next Jackpot €4,825. Thank you for your continued support.

Christmas Draw – Our Christmas Hamper Draw took place in SuperValu on Sunday 23rd December.  The winner of the hamper was Barry Burke, the three winners of runner up prizes were Micky Weissmann, Amy O’Hagan and Kathleen O’Callaghan. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who supported. 

Happy New Year – Happy New Year to all our club members, players, sponsors and supporters at home and abroad.

2019 Membership Rates – Membership rates for the 2019 season are as follows:  U10 Girls & Boys –  €30 for 1st Child & remaining family members at this age group €20 each. U11 Boys – €30, U12 to U18 Girls – €40, U13 to U18 Boys -€40, Adult Players – €80 and Social Members – €30. A family membership rate of €120 max per family has been introduced for the coming season.  This applies to families who are registering their juvenile players who are under the age of 18 and the parents/guardians.

Registration Night – We will be holding our two Registration Nights for all players and supporters to pay their membership for the 2019 season on Friday 8th and Friday 15th of February from 6.30 to 8pm upstairs in the Gym at St Clare’s Comprehensive School.  All club players must pay their membership before the last day of February in order to train and play with the club. 

Club Academy – Santa made his annual visit to our club academy last Friday night in the Gym at St Clare’s Comprehensive School.  It was a great occasion for all the children and their families with excitement levels at fever-pitch.  As a small token of recognition for all their hard work all season each child received a small gift from Santa.   We take this opportunity to again thank the children for their dedication and exemplary behaviour all season and all our volunteer coaches for giving freely of their time week in week out to nurture our underage talent.

Match for Mark – The annual Match for Mark game between St Mary’s of Sligo and Glencar/Manorhamilton took place for the 3rd successive year on St Stephen’s Day in Kent Park, Sligo.  Our U10 teams and ladies and mens adult teams all took part with all proceeds going to North West Hospice.  It was a great family occasion as two great clubs came together to raise much needed funds for charity by remembering a great friend and teammate. 

Old Club Jerseys – We are looking for people to search out their wardrobes, garages and attics in search of old club jerseys which were used by our adult and juvenile football and hurling teams in the club (male and female) in the following decades – the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s.  They are needed for our 50th club celebrations.  Please contact Collette Fox asap on 0866020192 if you can assist.

Heinz Beans Tokens – We are asking our club members and all underage parents to collect Heinz Beans tokens. If we have enough tokens our underage boys and girls teams could benefit with sports kits. The closing date is the 15th February, 2019.

Ladies Club History – In preparation for our club’s 50th anniversary in 2019, the ladies club are looking to dig out all old photos, match programmes, newspaper clippings or any other club memorabilia to help prepare a detailed history of the history of the ladies club. We are also trying to compile the names of all club officers/managers/club award winners since the club was formed – so if you were an officer/manager/award winner – please forward any information you can.  Please email any correspondence you have to