St Canice’s GAC, Dungiven – Club Notes w/c Mon 22nd Feb 2016
Senior Training for this week: Wednesday 8pm at Páirc na nÓg. Challenge Match v Moy on Sat at 7pm, also in Páirc na nÓg.
Underage Training for this week is as follows:
- U6: Wednesday, 6pm-7pm, Sports Pavilion (indoor)
- U8 & U10: Wednesday, 6:30pm-7:30pm, under lights on Owenbeg 4G
- U12 & U14: Wednesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm, under lights on Owenbeg 4G
- U16: Tuesday, 7-8pm at Páirc na nÓg.
- Minors: Wednesday, 7-8pm, & Saturday 11am-noon, both at Páirc na nÓg
U14’s begin their Féile campaign next Sunday morning with a 10am throw-in away to Watty Graham’s Glen, followed immediately by a 10:50am match against Ballinderry. Best of luck lads.
U16’s will travel to play a challenege match against St Brigids in Belfast (Musgrave) on Sunday – 11am throw-in. Bus leaves Club 9:15am sharp.
Our U12’s had two teams entered in the indoor league which began for them last Friday night in Magherafelt. The A-Team started with a tough and well-matched encounter with old foes Lavey – a tight game throughout we did well to come through as victors. Our second game was a different story where we never got going and were beaten by a strong Castledawson team. A slow start in the final game against a big and physical Bellaghy team saw us fall 8 points behind before we dug-in, tackled well, and showed great heart and spirit to claw our way back into the game, eventually running out as 1-point winners. Our B-Team had a tough evening, understandable given that two of the matches were played against the A-teams of Ballinderry and Desertmartin, along with Bellaghy B’s. Our team, which included a few U10’s, competed very well and showed good skill throughout so well done to them. It’s a great initiative to get this sort of competitive run out for our teams at this stage of the season. We look forward to our next round of games in a couple of weeks.
Early notification that our Underage Presentation for 2015 will take place on Sunday 6th March, time TBC.
Club membership is now due. To try and encourage a larger membership body, especially to include more parents of our Underage members, the Committee agreed to reduce the membership rates this year. Membership for 2016 is a very reasonable £20 per adult, £30 for an adult couple, £10 for students and OAPs, and £5 for underage (max £10 per Underage family). All players must be members, but we’d encourage anyone else who isn’t a member yet to consider joining. Working together, a larger and more active membership will build a better Club for us all. To make it even more convenient, membership can now be easily purchased on our Club website at http://www.dungivengac.com/membership-online/ – just click the “sign up now” link.
This week’s Lotto numbers were 05 – 22 – 23 – 25
No jackpot winner – 1 x £20 winner, Nuala McAreavey.
Thanks to those of you who support our Lotto every week, and thanks to all our collectors and helpers. This is a key fundraising initiative for our Club and we need you to keep playing
Last Man Standing:
The competition resumes this weekend with only 17 still standing – choose your teams carefully from now on.
Weekly Community Events and Activities:
Irish Language Classes – Monday at 7:30pm – Club Rooms.
Smith School of Irish Dancing – Monday from 6:30pm – Main Hall.
Slimming World with Brenda – Tuesdays at 5:30pm & 7:30pm – Main Hall.
Fitness Classes with Paul Gillespie – Tuesdays (6:30pm Metafit, 7:00pm Spin) – Club Rooms. Contact Martin (079 1813 4409) to enquire about booking for Spin.
The annual Club Mass, in memory of the deceased members and friends of St Canice’s GAC, will take place this Friday (26th) February at 7:30pm in the Club’s Main Hall. We extend an open invitation to everyone in our community to come along and join us – refreshments will be served afterwards.
On behalf of our own Club and Kevin Lynch’s Hurling Club, St Canice’s GAC would like to say a big thank you to Proinnsias Brolly for delivering a comprehensive and insightful talk on the Easter Rising of 1916 in the Main Hall last Friday evening. The good-sized crowd who were there were witness to a brilliantly-delivered presentation by someone with such a clear passion for Irish history. Proinnsias allowed his audience to really appreciate the mood of the time as he took us on a journey through all of the significant political, social and cultural shifts that preceded and influenced this most momentous of historical events.
Remember that we regularly show lots of sports on the big screens in the bar – from Monday night football, mid-week league, cup and European matches, and weekend GAA and soccer matches through Saturday and Sunday. Come along, support your teams and enjoy the atmosphere. Match schedule will be advised through social media later this week.
Club Contact Details:
The following details should be used for contacting the Club:
Club Chairman: Kieran McKeever: [email protected] or 075 9272 8350.
Club Secretary: Mary K Burke: [email protected] or 075 9787 7685.
Club PRO: James McMacken [email protected] or 078 8967 0455.
Planning a party?
If you have Party or Function coming up and need a venue (including well equipped kitchen), St Canice’s Club Hall is an excellent facility in the heart of your community. For bookings or enquiries please email [email protected] or call James