GALTEE GAELS GAA CLUB NOTES
GAA PRESIDENT’S AWARDS – PASTY ENGLISH
The Gradiam an Uachtaráin 2022 awards were announced and Galtee Gaels clubman, Patrick English was among the award winners for his dedicated service to the GAA for over fifty years.
Patsy English has given over a half a century of dedicated service to the GAA at club and county levels both on and off the playing field. The last ten years of his playing career overlapped with him becoming more and more involved in the administration of the club, something which has continued to the present day.
Recently he attended his 43rd consecutive Limerick G.A.A. Convention and his 43rd South Limerick G.A.A. Convention. He has served as his club’s South G.A.A. delegate for 43 years and apart from a few short years during that time, his club’s Limerick G.A.A. delegate, a position he holds to the present day.
Pat English served as secretary of Galtee Gaels for 10 years, vice-chairman for three and chairman for 20 years. Apart from being the club’s current Limerick G.A.A. delegate, he is also his club’s dedicated Irish Officer.
Galtee Gaels are honoured to have Pasty English involved in with the club. At committee level, Pasty offers a great level of knowledge and expertise in the administration of the club. Most recently he played a major role in our field development and his presence onsite daily for the groundwork ensure a smooth running of operations.
Due to covid restrictions, the club held a small celebration outside the clubhouse with Chairman of Limerick County Board Chairman of Limerick County Board John Cregan and outgoing Vice President and Munster Council Chairman Liam Lenihan were invited to present Patsy with his medal on behalf of the GAA. Chairman Tommy O’Dwyer spoke about Pasty’s contribution to the club and thanked him for all of his excellent work. Thank you to Tommy Dwyer, Mairead Breedy and Ger Condon for organising.
On behalf of Galtee Gaels, we want to thank both him and his family for his excellent contribution to the club and we look forward to continuing to work with him going forward.
GAA NATIONAL DRAW TICKETS
The club are now selling tickets for the GAA National Draw. Some excellent prizes are on offer, if you’re not in you can’t win!
Selling tickets for the National Draw allows the club to raise some much-needed money and gives the ticket buyers the chance to win some brilliant prizes. If you wish to purchase tickets, please contact any committee member or any player from the Senior panel.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP A reminder that our club membership can now be paid online by visiting www.foireann.ie. We strongly recommend that members pay online given the current Covid restrictions. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the committee.
SPORTS CAPITAL FUNDING
The club were delighted to have secured funding through the Sports Capital Fund, this money will be used to continue our pitch development. Thanks to everyone for their contribution in securing this funding.
COACHING AND CHILD PROTECTION COURSES.
Coaching and Child Protection Courses are currently being organised, if you wish to take part, please contact Mairead Breedy. Please note that the notice for these courses can be quite short so put your name on the list immediately.
Galtee Gaels GAA club extends its sympathy and condolences to Bord na nOg Secretary Eric Kelly and the Kelly family on the passing of Liam Kelly. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.