CASTLETOWN/ALLYAGRAN GAA CLUB NOTES
Last Man Standing:
The Castletown/Ballyagran Junior Hurling team Last Man Standing competition resumes this weekend after two weeks off due to the international soccer break. 187 out of 514 entries still remain after Round 2. Best of luck to all those remaining in Round 3.
Con & Annie Kirby Memorial:
Con & Annie Kirby Memorial 2021 got underway at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on last Saturday night. Sponsored by JP & Noreen McManus, 78 lucky Limerick clubs will be represented in the competition by the competing greyhounds in the hope of winning up to €10,000! Our hopes rested with Stonepark Leo who finished in 3rd place in Round 1 Heat 4 in the 2021 Con & Annie Kirby Memorial at Limerick. Stonepark Leo will be in Heat 8 for Round 2 of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday April 3rd.
CLUB Limerick Draw:
The second CLUB Limerick draw for 2021 will take place this Saturday, April 24th. To join the Club Limerick Draw, contact our Club Secretary Ivan O’Donnell on 087- 4164620. You can also join the CLUB Limerick Draw Online at https://limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw-signup/. Castletown Ballyagran GAA Club Limerick Draw promoters for this year are Donagh Feehan 086-4134300, Edmond O’Donnell 087-9001553, Ivan O Donnell 087 4164620, Seamus Quill, Brian Riordan 087 2050092, Gerry Dolan 087 4442320, Mark Foley, DJ Hourigan, Sean Gilbert, Joachim O’Kelly and Dolan’s Shop in Ballyagran.
CTB Juvenile GAA Club’s Lotto:
Due to current Covid 19 restrictions, Castletown Ballyagran GAA Club have put our weekly Lotto Draw on hold. Therefore our next Lotto Draw on Thursday April 1st will not go ahead as advertised. We will notify you on our next Club Lotto Draw date in due course.
You can now buy Castletown Ballyagran GAA gear directly from O’Neill’s.https://www.oneills.com/…/castletown-ballyagran-gaa.html. There is a wide range of gear available for adults & kids.
Limerick GAA Virtual Easter Camps:
Limerick GAA Coaching & Games will be running online Easter camps during the school holidays. The Camp will run from Tuesday to Thursday each week and there will be two separate times each day one for 6-8-year-olds(10am – 11am) and one for 9-12-year-olds (11am -12noon). We are also adding a third slot each afternoon commencing at 2pm for all age groups. The afternoon slot will provide some alternative activities to the morning skill sessions and will include Meet & Greet players, GAA history facts, Arts & crafts and some sample yoga and cooking demonstrations that even the parents might join in on. Each session will include movement, hurling & football skills that can be practiced in the comfort of your own home. Hurley, sliotar, tennis ball & football will be required for each session. The sessions will be run through the Microsoft teams platform and the link to join will be emailed to the parents email each evening and will include the equipment required for the next day’s session. We are looking forward to this initiative and hope that it will give the children an opportunity to get some more skills practice in before we all return to our club pitches in the near future. To register your child please complete the form which can be found on the Castletown/Ballyagran Facebook Page. The form can only be completed by a parent or guardian.
New Limerick GAA jersey:
Limerick GAA this week launched their new jersey for the 2021 Season. The New Jersey is a mix of the traditional jersey with a new design that incorporates the names of the 65 affiliated clubs within the county. The addition of the club names to the jersey is an acknowledgment of work done by clubs to foster players where they harvest their skills to become inter county players. John Cregan Chairman of Limerick County Board said “We are delighted to officially launch our new playing jersey for the 2021 season. I would like to thank the designers at O Neil’s who worked with us as a County Board to produce such an eye catching jersey. Given the work that clubs do in fostering and nurturing young players we are delighted to recognise the 65 clubs on the jersey. It is also a reminder for anyone that wears the jersey that they have a great honour to represent the county as one”. The home and away jersey is available for sale through the Limerick GAA website www.limerickgaa.ie or on the O’Neills website www.oneills.com.
Castletown/Ballyagran GAA Club would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter.