St Canice’s GAC, Dungiven – Club Notes w/c Mon 29th Feb 2016
Senior Training for this week: Wednesday and Friday night – 8pm at Páirc na nÓg.
Underage Training times have changed for most teams this week so please take note:
- U6: Remains as Wednesday, 6pm-7pm, Sports Pavilion (indoor)
- U8: Changes to Wednesday, 7pm-8pm, under lights on Owenbeg 4G
- U10: Changes to Wednesday, 7pm-8pm, under lights on Owenbeg 4G
- U12: Changes to Wednesday, 7pm-8pm, under lights on Owenbeg 4G
- U14: Training times TBC – parents will be contacted by text
- U16: Tuesday & Thursday, 7pm-8pm at Páirc na nÓg.
- Minors: Wednesday, 7pm-8pm, & Saturday 4pm-5pm, both at Páirc na nÓg
This week’s fixtures:
U14 Féile continues on Sun 6th March when we travel to Kilrea where we’ll play the home team at 10am followed immediately by a 10:50am throw-in against Ballinascreen.
The Minors begin their season with a first competitive fixture on Sun 6th March away to Doire Trasna in the Carlin Duffy Cup. Throw-in time TBC
The week that was:
Our U14 Féile campaign got off to a bad start in Maghera on Sunday morning – we were well beaten in the first game against a strong Glen team. On the back of this heavy defeat we had to face an immediate restart against Ballinderry – although we were again well beaten we did compete much better and gave ourselves enough goal chances to have actually won the game.
U16’s are continuing to train well, but a tough challenge match against St Brigids in Belfast on Sunday shows that there’s still work to be done. Thanks to St Brigids for the invitation and for the after-match refreshments – much appreciated.
Congratulations to St Patrick’s College Maghera on making the MacRory final after defeating Dungannon on Friday night, especially to our own players Odhran McKeever, Niall McNicholl, Feargal Higgins and Richie Mullan who are all on the panel.
We’d advised in last week’s notes that our Club’s Underage Presentation for the 2015 teams would take place next Sunday – now that we’ve realised this is Mother’s Day our presentation will now be rearranged – we’d ask all of our players to remember to spoil their Mums for the day.
Thanks to everyone who helped make our Club Mass a successful evening – it was great to see so many in attendance – thank you to Father Kelly for making the time to celebrate the Mass for us.
Another busy night in the Club on Saturday night where we had all screens (including the big screen in the main hall) showing the Frampton v Quigg fight – although the fight maybe didn’t live up to expectations the atmosphere among the large crowd in our Club was great.
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 purchased online at http://www.dungivengac.com/membership-online/ – just click the “sign up now” link.
No jackpot winner – No £20 winners.
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 to avoid us having to sell tickets and run draws.
Last Man Standing:
17 players were still alive going into the weekend – this has reduced to 13 as a result of Cork’s defeat. A difficult looking set of fixtures lies ahead next weekend so choose your teams carefully.
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.
St Canice’s Primary School host “A Question of Sport” fundraiser in the Club Hall this Saturday 5th March – 4 Teams will compete. Followed by music from “The Voice of Ireland’s” Marty Bonner. Promises to be a great night – all welcome.
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 on 078 8967 0455.