The Dromin Athlacca Premier Intermediate team the overcame Bruree in the Premier Intermediate Relegation Final on Sunday. Due to Covid 19 restrictions this match was played behind Closed Doors. Thankfully, the match was streamed live and we all got to see our team triumphant on the television on the first Sunday in September! Our hurlers started well and the first half was the close encounter we all expected. Sides were level at half time after a superb goal from David Breen. Our boys found another gear in the second half to ensure an 8 point win. James Kelleher made fantastic blocks on multiple occasions followed by some tremendous scores. David Reidy again, gave an outstanding performance leading the way to victory and scoring cracking goal in the second half. Final Score Dromin Athlacca 2-25 Bruree 1-19. Team on the day: Ritche Ryan, Gearoid O Leary, Donnocha Higgins, Peter McMahon, David Mullins, Michael Reidy, Peter Ryan, Kieran Shortt, James Kelleher (0-5), David Reidy (C) (1-14, 0-13F), Sean O Leary (0-2), David Breen (1-02), Paul Neenan, Mark Fitzpatrick (01), Jason Lenihan (01). Subs Adam Costello for P Neenan, Gerry Quaid for M Fitzpatrick . Congratulations to all involved and we look forward to another competitive year in 2021.
It was a busy week for our club again this week at all levels. Our Minor Hurlers travelled to Croagh to play St Kierans in the county Minor B Championship Quarter Final. Unfortunately the game did not go our way on the night losing out by 5 points. Under 12 hurlers had a mighty win against Caherline on Thursday with a score of 6-03 to 1-01. Congratulations to all. Our U 16s hurling team were also successful in their Semi Final against St Kierans in Rathkeale. Final score Dromin Athlacca Banogue 5-14, St Kiernans 4-06. Credit to all involved.
Next weeks Fixtures include: U16 Hurling Division 3 Championship Dromin Athlacca Banogue v Croagh Kilfinny in Rathkeale on Saturday Sept 12th @ 12 midday. U 14 Boys Footballers take on Croom on Wednesday evening while the U14 Girls Football take on St Senans in Banogue, throw in 7pm. U12 hurlers take on Blackrock in Banogue on Thursday with throw in at 6.45pm. Next Monday U16 Football girls will play Shield Final. Best of luck to all. The latest COVID 19 regulations issued by the Government state that all matches are to be played behind Closed Doors. This means only essential personnel should be in attendance. They also state that one parent/guardian per child is permitted to attend a sporting event, including a game or training, should they deem it necessary.
Going forward, the Health Questionnaires must now be completed by any parents/guardians along with players in advance of attendance. Strict social distancing and
public health guidelines should be adhered to at all times. We will keep updates on our social
media and WhatsApp Groups. Please remember to confirm health status before each training session and match fixture, which can be done on www.returntoplay.ie. Also, that each player has a personal water bottle as per guidelines.
The 5th Club Limerick Draw will take place on Saturday September 26th 2020. There is
e10,000 up for grabs along with many more cash prizes. 50% of all membership goes directly to our own club. This provides our club with the financial support to fund the day to day running costs. The Star Prize for September will be Afternoon Tea for 5 People in Adare Manor PLUS Evening Meal for 5 people in The Carriage House. Joining this draw can be easily done either online at https://limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw/ @ 10e per draw or 100e per annum or directly through our club by contacting our coordinators Ann Breen of Athlacca, Michael Carmody of Rathcannon, Morgan Walsh of Athlacca and John Murphy of Dromin or by contacting any committee member.
A “ Cash for Clothes” fundraiser has been organised for the club. This will take place on
Saturday Sept 13th in our Clubhouse. Clothes that are clean and in good condition, along with
paired shoes and runners, handbags and belts will be greatly appreciated. Donations of clothes
will be accepted in Athlacca Clubhouse at any training session. This is a great opportunity to find
a good home for all those items rediscovered during Lockdown. There has been tremendous support for this fundraiser so far and a heartfelt thank you to all who have donated unwanted clothes. This is the final week for donations and the Clubhouse will be open each evening from 6.30pm for 1 hour for anyone else who wishes to donate.
Club Lotto is back! Jackpot this week was 7,350e.Numbers drawn were 12, 16, 22, 27.
No winner. Lucky Dip winners were Sean Guiney 40e, Mary Herlihy 20e and Blewitt Family 20e.
Congratulations to all winners. Payment for upcoming Club Lotto Draws can now be made
online. 50e will enable you to join Club Lotto each week for 6 months. Email your numbers to
mikeryanqs@outlook.ie . Payment can be made to Dromin Athlacca GAA club with IBAN
number is IE49AIBK93521207561054. Next draw will be held in Athlacca Clubhouse Saturday September 12th for a 7,400e prize.
Dromin Athlacca GAA “ COVID – 19 Support Group ” is still available to provide support and
assistance to our community and to support local business. If you or your family require any
support or assistance during this pandemic then don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or social media. You can call (086) 0420950 who will coordinate the collection and delivery of shopping, medicine or fuel. Efforts to follow HSE guidelines and maintain appropriate Social Distancing will be adhered to. We ask you to consider supporting local business by shopping local at this time in so far as possible. Dromin Athlacca Gaa Club continue to follow HSE guidelines with regards to the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic. We would like to thank each mentor, player and parent who has put in tremendous work in adhering to Covid 19 guidelines and ensuring the safety of our club. Please remember to confirm health status before each training session and match which can be done on www.returntoplay.ie. Also that each player has a personal water bottle as per guidelines.
Dromin Athlacca GAA Club would like to send Best Wishes to all our members who have returned to school. Tremendous work has been done by teachers and schools to make this return as seamless as possible. There are many of our members who have started this new chapter in their lives, either starting new classes or secondary schools and we wish them will with this. Congratulations also to our members who have received Leaving Cert results this week. We wish you well in your new adventures, whichever you choose