It is with great sadness we heard the news of the passing of Dr Mick Lucey yesterday afternoon. Dr. Mick and his family moved to Croom in the early 80’s, although he was a Ballingarry man he made his mark on the community of Croom. He was involved in many projects in Croom over the years. Sport was one of Dr. Mick’s passions, especially Gaa, rugby, and golf. Mick was elected President of Croom Gaa Juvenile club in 1984 when it was started and holds that Honorary title to this day. He had a great interest in the welfare of the children and supported them at every game. Mick was our club doctor and gave so freely of his time and care, and looked for nothing in return. Dr Mick celebrated his 80th birthday in 2018 and the senior players made a presentation of a club jacket to him, which he wore with pride. Some would say “it took us long enough”. Mick you were a gentleman on and off the pitch, witty and always with a smile. Croom Gaa would like to offer our sincere condolences to his sons Stephen, Mark and David and to his daughters Caroline and Michelle. Mick will be sadly missed by his children, grandchildren, extended family and friends and by all in Croom Gaa. May Mick’s gentle soul Rest in Peace. Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh a ainm.
Lotto- Numbers drawn – 2,20,24,31, No Jackpot winners. Lucky dips- Rocco andJesse , Mike Moynihan c/o Theo , Daniel Daffy Croom Marie Sexton , Pauline Costello c/o Mark Reidy. Next weeks lotto has a jackpot of €7600. Thanks to all those who support our draw and other fundraising efforts.
Phase 3 Development:
The overall facility is starting to take shape with some final works taking place over the next few weeks. This will complete this phase of the redevelopment to which great credit is due to those involved for making our development plans a reality. Lots done with lots more to do as we look forward to Phase 4 – more on this in the months ahead but we are keen to keep the forward momentum. If you are unable to visit the club in person right now, please visit Croom GAA Facebook page where you can view photos of the great work being carried out. Major progress was made over the past weeks with the installation of our new main gates/entrance, and installation of the training area and ball stop nets.
Hurling training Wednesday Nov 18th on the 4G training area 7.15-8.15pm. Players are asked to bring their own drink and ensure to confirm their Covid status prior to attending training. James Ryan and Ollie Coffey who are Co. Board GDAs will be in attendance to take the session.
“Sunday Sessions” continue – last Sunday morning we had big numbers in attendance. It was cold & wet but that didn’t matter to this bunch of lads who were rearing to go. Coaches, led by Aidan Mangan, Chris McEnteer, Pa Carey, James Malone, Darrin Naughton & Mike Mangan were ready to start at 10am on the new astro track/hurling wall. These sessions will continue every Sunday at 10am. Players are asked to bring their own drink and ensure to confirm their Covid status prior to attending training.
Training is taking a small break and will resume again for the Winter months on Friday Nov 20th. It is hoped that training will take place every fortnight and will focus on developing hurling and football skills.
Our U6 Nursery continues their training and fun functional movement skills and activities on the 4G training area this Saturday morning 11-12noon. All kids are welcome.
Would you like to get involved in the Croom GAA Club or maybe your child would like to take up playing gealic games?
We would invite everyone who is interested in getting involved, aspiring players, parents/potential coaches, ex-players etc. to contact us via
– Croom GAA has so much to offer, committed coaches & state of the art facilities, don’t miss out! .It does not matter if you have no experience with Gealic Games, that’s no problem, everyone of all ages & abilities are very welcome and we will ensure you get the coaching/guidance you need. We have many new kids who didn’t play Gealic Games before or who have been coming a distance to play with Croom so don’t be shy you will be very welcome. Fresh air and exercise for all kids right now is a must until we get over this pandemic. Hope to hear from you!