FEOHANAGH/CASTLEMAHON GAA CLUB NOTES
It’s that time again to get registration and membership completed for all our existing and new members, last years membership night was a tremendous success with the registration of 170 youth members and 270 adult members who all availed of the various membership packages we introduced for the first time.
2020 was an extremely difficult year for everyone but the club enjoyed great success at all levels with the highlight being Seamus Flanagan bringing home to his club and parish his second All-Ireland medal in 3 years.
Off the field of play unbelievable progress has been made mainly by the hard working fields committee who have carried out a number of projects to help improve our facilities, reclaiming of the land behind the bottom goals, installing a new footpath to the stand, install new perimeter railing around the pitch, replacing the chutes and downpipes on the complex building and installing new drainage pipes and the installation of a wheelchair accessible toilet at the rear of the complex and upgrading the floodlighting to the pitch and general electrics within the complex.
Jan 2021 saw the start of construction of our ball wall and astro turf facility which is due to be completed by the end of April, this project could not have progressed without the generous support of our members and the help of the ladies football club whose Split the Pot weekly fundraiser is contributing towards the completion of the state of the art facility which we can all be very proud of.
With the completion of the boundary wall in the next few weeks at the back of the viewing area up to the Stand for the safety of everyone and giving extra protection from the elements, the proposed erection of a shop/kiosk inside the pedestrian gate and the planned erection of driver awareness speed signs on both sides of Coolyroe and install fixed bollards along the verge of the car park parallel with the road, will make Coolyroe a safer place for everyone especially our younger members.
With the need for everyone within our community to keep fit, healthy and active we have applied for planning permission and a Sports Capital grant to install a fully flood lit walkway around the perimeter of Coolyroe which will be of benefit to everybody within our community ,young and old to avail of.
We need the help and support of everyone in our club and beyond to keep the club vibrant and progressive and your continued support through our membership packages, lotto ,Club Limerick Draw and the Ladies Football Split the Pot is now needed more than ever and is greatly appreciated, which will help us to continue with the further development of our facilities and the day to day running of the club.
A registration/membership day may not be possible this year due to Covid restrictions so we will make the membership packages available and these can be paid on line through Standing Order or bank transfer or by contacting any of the Club officers below for further information.
Noel Corbett 086 8464176 Martin Downes 086 0376300 Diarmuid Creedon 086 3892498
John Quaid 086 1714920 Bridget Quaid 087 4140634 Noreen Roche 086 3695038
Donal O Riordan 087 6159882 Marie Field 087 9888954
MEMBERSHIP RATES 2021
Adult Player: €5 per week Lotto x 52 weeks (3 weekly lotto tickets + Full Club membership) €260 .00
Adult Non Player: Social Membership (Club membership without the use of all facilities) €50.00
Adult Non Player: Full Membership (Club membership with full use of all sports facilities) €100.00
Student (U18) Full Membership (Club membership with full use of sports facilities) €50.00
Child/Juvenile U16: Club Membership €30.00
Family: (2 adults + children U16) €100.00
MEMBERSHIP/LOTTO/CLUB LIMERICK(MACKEY) DRAW PACKAGES
Option 1. Non Player Membership + €5 Weekly Lotto €5 per week standing order or pay in full (Free full Club Membership saving €50.00) S/O €21.66 (€260.00)
Option 2. Family Membership + €5 Weekly Lotto €6 per week standing order or pay in full (Free full Club Membership for adults saving €48.00) S/O €26.00 (€312.00)
Option 3. Player/Non Player Membership+€5 Weekly lotto +€100 Mackey €7 per week standing order or pay in full (Free full Club Membership saving €50.00) S/O €30.00 (€360.00)
Option 4. Family Membership + €5 Weekly Lotto + €100 Mackey €8 per week standing order or pay in full (Free Full Club Membership for adults saving €44.00) S/O €34.66 (€416.00)
F/C GAA Standing Order Bank Details for Club Registration
BIC : BOFIIE2D
IBAN : IE02 BOFI 9043 7610 7894 71
The Standing Order can be set up through banking on-line or at your own bank .
Please note that when setting up the Standing Order please make sure to put a narrative (persons name) on the transaction to our account so that we will know where the direct debit is coming from.
The Standing Order should be set up to come out on the 27th of each month.
The first draw for new Standing Order Lotto members will be the week after the first S/O payment.
Jim Quaid RIP
Last Thursday evening 25th March the sad news filtered throughout the Parish and County of the sad passing of Jim Quaid Ahawilk, Feohanagh. The Lord certainly works in mysterious ways as Jim was predeceased by his twin brother Jack just 4 weeks ago. Jim’s career both in work and in sport worked hand in hand with his brother Jack. Jim worked in the building trade and he travelled long distances to matches on a motorbike. His hurling career blossomed when the late Fr Culhane arrived in Feohanagh and formed a hurling club. Both Jack and Jim played minor hurling with Adare. But it was with Feohanagh/Castlemahon that Jim came to fame. In 1954 he played at midfield and he inspired Feohanagh/Castlemahon to win the County Junior Hurling title defeating Kilmallock in the final. Jim scored 3 goals in the final. He played Senior with Feohanagh/Castlemahon and won the county cup in 1964 and 1965. He played with Limerick and with Jack they won an All Ireland Junior title in 1954. He played Senior with Limerick and in 1955 they won a Munster title with “Mackeys Greyhounds”. He played with Western Gaels and they lost the County final in 1954. Jim was fearless on the field of play, he saw no danger and in the words of an old Feohanagh/Castlemahon supporter “Jim Quaid finished every game like he was coming from a WAR” . Once he retired on the playing field he took up refereeing and also served on the County and Divisional Bords. He was one of the sellers for the Mackey draw in the club. His sons Joe and Ger donned the Limerick jersey and Joe won 2 All Stars Awards. Jim will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Feohanagh/Castlemahon GAA club would like to extend their sympathy to his family. Jim is predeceased by his wife Kathleen, daughter Theresa, and is survived by his sons Tom, James, Ger and Joe. May the green sod of Auglish rest lightly on his soul. RIP Jim Quaid.
Feohanagh/Castlemahon GAA Club would like to sincerely thank Councillor Tom Ruddle for his generous payment of €1000 from the GMA Fund which will be put towards the Ball Wall and Astro turf at Quaid Park. The club really appreciates your support.
Before the season starts up for 2021 you may need new training gear. Training tops, hoodies, tracksuits, jackets, shorts and socks. You can pick up everything you need on O’Neills website. Order online through O’Neills – http://www.oneills.com . Just find the GAA section and click on Club and the Feohanagh/Castlemahon club gear is there.
Last weeks draw took place and the jackpot was 7700. The numbers drawn were 06, 12, 13, 26
The lucky dip winners for this week are Agatha DownesNCW seller B Quaid, Dave Cremin Ballydoorty Seller D Cremin, Aileen & Fionn Dore Knockaderry Seller T Dore, John McEnery Fanlehane seller J McEnery, Katie and Leona O’Sullivan Feenagh Seller T McCoy, John Carroll Fanlehan Seller J Carroll. The weekly xmas winner was Tyler and Riley Clancy Seller T McCoy . Next week the jackpot will be 7800. Thanks to everyone for their continued support and best of luck next week. The promoters prize winner was Richie Browne Balliniska
Team Limerick Clean-up Tidy Towns
Team Limerick Clean up is going ahead this year but due to Covid restrictions we cannot register as a Group. So this year you can register as individual households to receive your bags which will be collected by Mr Binman on Good Friday at a designated pick up. So if you would like to help clean up your local road please follow the link below where you can register and get all the relevant information. Thanks again. https://teamlimerickcleanup.ie/
Please note that all players are required to wear the correct Hurling helmet when training and in games. In Advance of the 2021 season players are reminded to check that their equipment is in good condition and meets the required safety standards. The following helmet manufaturers currently provide products which meet the standards set out in IS:355 or otherreplacement standard as determined by the National Safety Authority of Ireland, ATAK SPORTS, AZZURI, COOPER, MARC SPORTS, MYCRO, O’NEILLS. Once a facemask or helmet is modified in any way the player is playing at an increased risk of injury and are not covered under the terms of the GAA injury benefit Fund
1. U21 Football Championships – Abandoned
2. Minor Premier & A Final – Will be played at the next available date
3. County Junior A Hurling Championship Semi Finals & Final – Will be played at the next available date.
4. County & Divisional Junior B Hurling & Football Championship – will be played at the next available date. (County will only go ahead if time permits).
5. Clubs will be afforded sufficient lead time to train prior to the commencement of their respective Championships.
The 2021 County U21 Hurling and Football Championships will take in the Autumn.
The U19 Hurling and Football Championship will replace the 2020 Minor Hurling and Football Championship. Will be played on Friday Evenings and Sundays.
County Leagues – Commence April (depending on Covid Restrictions)
Feohanagh/Castlemahon GAA Club website is now up and running. The website address is www.feohanaghcastlemahongaa.ie and you will be able to see everything that is happening in the club when the club is back up and running . We would like to know if anyone has photos old and new, any articles or any type of relevant information that we can put on the website. If you have any information please contact Bridget Quaid on 087 4140634, John Quaid on 086 1714920 or Ide Roche 0876102076.
Covid level 5 restrictions
Please note that we are now in level 5 restrictions so the club grounds and all indoor facilities are now closed until further notice.
Feohanagh/Castlemahon GAA club have recently set up a whatsapp group which will send out information on lotto updates, results and updates on matches and fixtures and other notifications relating to the club. Please contact the club phone number 0863426599 if you would like to be added to this group.
Please note that everyone that will be involved in teams or in the club will have to fill out the Health Questionnaire form or have it filled out for them before they return to any activity in the club.
Please note that dressing rooms are not open at the moment so please come to the field ready to play. Also please bring your own water bottle to training.
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Limerick Development draw
If you would like to renew or update your membership for 2021, please follow the link https://limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw-signup/ and select Feohanagh/Castlemahon club and the number of draws that you with to sign up for. The first draw for 2021 is on Saturday 27th March . Unfortunately we had no winner this month. Feohanagh Castlemahon GAA is involved in the Limerick Development Draw again for 2021. The entry into the draw is €100 for the year. This is €10 a month from 2021. We would like to thank everyone that continues to support the draw. We really appreciate all your support. If anyone would like to join the Limerick development draw, please contact Kathleen O’Donnell 0876984560 or Anna Marie O’Keeffe 0872353023 Donal Riordan 0876159882 or any committee member. Can you please contact one of these people if you would like to join the draw at any stage. Thanks very much for your continued support. First Prize is €10,000, 2nd Prize is €3000, 3rd Prize is €2000, 4th prize is €1000 5th-9th prize is €500, 10th – 13th prize is €250 & 14th -30th prize is €100. There is a star prize each month and this month the star prize is IPAD 128GB. You can rejoin the draw for 2021 by going to the link shown above or by meeting a committee member, best of luck to everyone.
Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Greyhound Night
The Con & Annie Kirby Memorial sponsored by JP and Noreen McManus is back at the limerick Greyhound Stadium this March and April and it’s was a chance for our club to win 10,000. We were assigned a greyhound called Palatine Loen but he come fifth in his race so we do not qualify to the next round.. First race took place last Saturday night 27th March.
The field committee to look after the facilities at Quaid Park Coolyroe are as follows: Noel O’Mahony, Mike O’Brien Jnr, Diarmuid Creedon, Jerry Noonan, Mike King, Des Roche, Dave Cremin and John Lynch. If you need to book the field for any training or matches please contact Noel O’Mahony on 087 9936497.
All our coaches who will be involved with children up to the age of 18 years old have to be Garda Vetted. It is an easy process to go through. Garda Vetting services are available to any person over 16 fulfilling a role of responsibility with children. Consent from a parent/Guardian shall be required for applicants between 16 & 18 years of age. If you have any problem please contact our Child Welfare Officer Marie Field.
Ladies Football Split the POT
The draw took place last Wednesday evening. Thanks to Angela Sheehy for accepting the winnings on behalf of last weeks winner John Phillips Limerick. Congratulations to James and Hugh Kearney Ballingarry who won this weeks Jackpot of 288. The next draw will be held on Tuesday 31st March. It will be recorded and posted to our facebook page Feohanagh Castlemahon LGFC after to view. Thanks to all the businesses and everyone for supporting this fundraiser, for Feohanagh/Castlemahon Ladies Gaelic Football Club & Ball Wall Development at Quaid Park. Fill in name, contact details on envelope supplied, €2 per entry, weekly draw every Wednesday.
Buckets in the following local businesses,O’Sullivans Forecourt Feohanagh, Coughlans, Castlemahon,Kimono Boutique,Objekt Design Space,Ela Maria’s,Sonas Health Foods, Newcastle West, Moloneys, Post Office, Broadford, Keating’s,Raheenagh, Drom Pharmacy,Post Office,Meaneys Centra,Service Station Dromcollogher. Your support is greatly appreciated! Go n-éirí lib