DROMIN ATHLACCA GAA CLUB NOTES
Club Limerick Draw:
Club Limerick Draw is back! This draw is a fantastic way to support both Club and County as 50% of your entry money goes directly back to your club. When you support this Draw, you are ensuring the future of your club whilst being in with a chance to win up to €10,000 each month! This along with the amazing Exclusive Prizes each month, it is win win for everyone! Entry is €10 per month or a single payment of €100 which will ensire you are included in all 10 draws. Entering this draw could not be easier and can be done by contacting committee members Ian Kelleher, Michael Carmody Rathcannon, John Murphy Dromin, or Ann Breen Athlacca or by logging onto https://limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw-signup
Thank you to all who have joined already and Best of Luck to all!
Inaugural Ann Kenny Road Hurling Tournament
Friday March 18th is the day for the first Ann Kenny Road Hurling Tournament. This promises to be a great day for all the family and will be a brilliant opportunity for everyone to meet up after our recent lengthy restrictions. Starting at 10.30am, the Clonbrien Ring will be the route, starting and finishing at the Clubhouse. There will be 4 separate competitions available on the day with all ages welcome to participate: U14s, U19s, Adults and Over 50s. Cost of entry is €30 per team of 3. Text Padraig McElligott @ 087 2620325 or Mike Reidy @ 087 2725167 to register. Keep an eye on Social Media Pages for details.
Team Limerick Clean Up
It is approaching that time of year again where we focus our attention on our local community. Team Limerick Clean Up is a great way to achieve this. 2022 is the 7th year of this tremendous project which is the largest one day clean up in Ireland.
Team Limerick Clean Up 2022 will take place on Good Friday, April 15th and volunteers will observe stringent health and safety guidelines, in line with
Government and HSE directives. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to volunteer to make TLC 2022 the Best one yet!
Membership for the coming year is now due for renewal. This can be paid on Clubzapp or to any committee member. Closing date for membership is March 31st
Coaching courses for the new season will be recommencing soon. If you would like to do a foundation/level one/level two course, please forward your name to Anthony Liddane. All courses have been updated recently and are run on a hybrid approach of online and practical sessions. The practical element will be run later in the season.
We are happy to inform you that a GAA Coach will be visiting both Athlacca and Banogue School every Wednesday until the end of the year. Shane Curtin will coach a mixture of hurling and football and this is sure to be of great benefit to the development of our young players.
All Coaches need to keep updated with Garda Vetting. This needs to be renewed and can be done on www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-welfare-and-protection/vetting. Once completed Proof of ID can then be forwarded to the Club Child Welfare Officer.
Fixtures & Results
What a weekend of GAA we had last week and weren’t we so proud that our Club was represented at so many levels. Congratulations to Marian Quaid who was announced as Captain of the Limerick Senior Camogie Team. Marian comes from a strong GAA heritage and both her brothers Gerry and Mike are valiant players on our hurling teams. We wish her well in her new role and have no doubt that her leadership qualities, dedication and commitment will make her a great Captain. Last weekend saw the young hurlers of the future participate in the Harty Cup Final in TUS Gaelic Grounds. Cian Scully gave another stalwart performance and while the result did not go our way on the day, it was fantastic to have our club represented at this high level. Saturday also saw Limerick Senior Camogie Players take on Kilkenny. Victory was beyond our reach on the day, but again our members Caroline Brennan, Teresa Dore and footballer Nadine White proudly represented our Club and Parish in the Green and White. Sunday was another busy day with David Reidy and Ciara Neenan both lining out on their respective teams. David travelled to Wexford in the first round of the National League while Ciara made the short trip to Kilmallock to face Tipperary in the first round of the Minor Championship. Both faced strong opposition and were unlucky not to make it over the line, but both did club and parish proud. It’s a fantastic achievement to have our small club represented at so many high levels this weekend and in other development squads. This is a testament of their level of commitment and dedication to be at this level. Huge credit is due to their families and Coaches who have helped them along the way. The future of our Club is indeed bright! We wish them well in their respective rounds next weekend.
Limerick GAA have arranged a Referee Recruitment Drive. So if you are interested in becoming a Referee, then contact Mike Sexton @ 087 9188375 or Patsy Coffey @ 087 9160344. This would be a fantastic opportunity to stay involved with the game as an alternative to playing, helps motivate you to keep fit and also, to give something back. So if you think you have good knowledge on the playing rules, have the ability to remain calm then this is the role for you.