BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
Cheltenham Tipping Competition
We are delighted to announce that our Cheltenham Tipping Competition is back for 2021! With the festival starting on March 16, there is just over a week to get involved in what has proven to be a hugely enjoyable competition for all participants in recent years.
It is only €10 to enter and can be done online on our website, at https://ballysteengaa.ie/cheltenham/
Participants will pick a horse from any three races on each day of the festival. A fictional €5 e/w will be placed on each horse selected. At the end of the week, the person with the most fictional winnings, wins the jackpot!. The guaranteed minimum top prize this year is €400 with runners up prizes for 2nd & 3rd plus a spot prize for the person who tips the most winners.
Follow the above link to join or get in contact with any club member to get involved!
CLUB Limerick Draw
You can now sign up for the first Club Limerick Draw of 2021. The Club Limerick Draw is vital to the financial well-being of the County along with being a platform to support Clubs. 50% of all memberships go back directly to the Club. Each month there is €21,000 in prize money to be won. The first draw for 2021 will take place on March 27 and the last Saturday of every month from there on in
Online Entry Portal https://limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw-signup/
Contact Alan Kehoe (0871237562), John Neville (0876505469) or Mary Ranahan (0876205165) for more information if you want to sign up directly.
Askeaton-Ballysteen GAA Story: 1884-2020
The upcoming book on the history of the GAA in the parish by Paul Anglim is at the final draft stage. The book will be over 400 pages and there are nearly 300 photos included from the very early days of the GAA in the parish up until 2020. A print date and launch date is not certain at the moment due to the ongoing pandemic but hopefully the situation should be clearer in the Summer time.
Sincere thanks are due to all the people who have become patrons of the book.
There are 160 patrons at the moment and there is still time to have your name associated with this worthy cause. For €50 you will become a patron and have your name printed on a patrons page. You will also get a book worth €20. Printing costs are quite substantial for such a big book and all the money collected will go towards printing costs. If you want to become a patron, contact Paul Anglim on 0872838990 or pay through Revolut.
Service to the Elderly
Ballysteen GAA along with Askeaton GAA & Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcornan Bord na nÓg GAA wish to offer our services to the eldery and the most vulnerable in our community during this current time and throughout the weeks ahead.
All three clubs are coming together to give back to our community that has supported us throughout good times and bad. We will be offering to help anyone who requires shopping, prescriptions, fuel etc to be collected on their behalf and delivered to their doorstep.
We will support local businesses to help keep our local community going. Listed below are our coordinators numbers. You can ring or text these numbers and we will organise assistance thereafter. Best hygiene practices will be used by our volunteers during the delivery of this service.
Thanks to everyone who is volunteering as part of this. Every little helps in the sustainment and sense of community amongst ourselves. Please remember to share this information to people who are not on Social Media so that they know this service is available.
Theresa Kenny O’Connell (087 6497963)
Eamon Purcell (087 9382972)
John Neville (087 6505469)
Alan Kehoe (087 1237562)
Club Gear remains available online to order through O’Neills – https://www.oneills.com/…/gaa/ireland/ballysteen-gaa.html
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