KILDIMO-PALLASKENRY GAA CLUB NOTES
CON & ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL: We are delighted to have two greyhounds for this year’s Con & Annie Kirby Memorial at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, one for Kildimo/Pallaskenry GAA club and one for Kildimo/Pallaskenry Camogie club, Vigorous Buck and One Time Only respectively. Racing is behind closed doors but please join us in our Virtual Trophy Parade!
LIMERICK GAA VIRTUAL EASTER CAMP: Limerick GAA Coaching & Games will be running online Easter camps during the school holidays. The Camp will run from Tuesday-Thursday each week and there will be two separate times each day: 10-11am for 6-8 year olds and 11am-12noon for 9-12 year olds.
They are also adding a third slot each afternoon commencing at 2pm for all age groups. The afternoon slot will provide some alternative activities to the morning skill sessions and will include a meet & greet with players, GAA history facts, arts & crafts and some sample yoga and cooking demonstrations that even the parents can join in with.
Each session will include movement, hurling & football skills that can be practiced in the comfort of your own home. Hurley, sliotar, tennis ball & football will be required for each session. The sessions will be run through the Microsoft Teams platform and the link to join will be emailed to the parents email each evening and wilsl include the equipment required for the next days’ session.
To register your child, please complete the registration form which can be found on our social media pages. This form can only be completed by a parent or guardian.
CLUB DEVELOPMENT: Our Club Development Committee are delighted to announce that we received full planning permission for the development a 25m Training Wall, complete with a 675m2 enclosed Astroturf Training Area and Floodlighting
This is a significant milestone, not only for this particular project, but for the future of the club as it will provide our club members with an all-year-round much-needed all-weather training facility. This will help develop the skills in hurling, camogie and Gaelic football from our most junior to our adult teams as well as allowing our non-playing members an area to exercise.
The proposed new training facility will be located at our Pallaskenry grounds. It is hoped that construction on this facility will commence later in 2021 and the next phase of the project will focus on fundraising, sponsorship and securing grant funding. With that in mind, every household in the parishes of Kildimo and Pallaskenry will soon receive an information booklet on how you can lend your support to this project, providing club members and the wider community an opportunity to purchase a nameplate on our proposed appreciation wall and also provide options for local business to advertise in designated areas of the new facility.
In addition, we are launching a Go Fund Me page (link below), which will allow our club members, community and patrons far and wide to straight away support this project and our goals of getting it started in 2021. Within this you will also find a link to our Club Development Plan Brochure. Our Go Fund Me Page is only for persons who wish to avail of Option 4 on the brochure in way of support: https://www.gofundme.com/…/training-facilities…
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW: Unfortunately, we had no winners in the first Club Limerick draw for the year. This is a great way to support both your club and county, so please join the Club Limerick draw for 2021! You can win up to €10,000 monthly with 30 cash prizes and an exclusive star prize given out each month! Join the Club Limerick draw by visiting www.limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw “supporting the future success of our clubs & county teams”.
NATIONAL CLUB DRAW: National club draw tickets are also on sale from our club players; from underage all the way to our senior hurlers. All proceeds raised from this draw remain in the club and are re-invested in club amenities and facilities. The National club draw takes place on 4 June 2021; you can also buy tickets online at: https://games.smartlotto.ie/…
PALLASKENRY NATIONAL SCHOOL 5K WALK/RUN: Best of luck to all the children in Pallaskenry National School who are taking on a 5k walk/run. Be sure to support them if you see them out and about between April 1 and April 3.
PITCH SIGNAGE: If you or business is interested in supporting your local GAA club, give us a message on social media for details of pitch signage options in both Kildimo and Pallaskenry GAA grounds.
CLUB LOTTO: The winning numbers in this week’s lotto draw were 2, 8, 17 and 21. There was no winner of the overall draw. The €25 lucky dip winners were 1. Mia Ryan; 2. Mike O’Connell; 3. Liam O’Shaughnessy; 4. Gabriel Malone. The jackpot rises to €8,900 for next week’s draw.
Our lotto has moved online and can be played at https://smartlotto.ie/kildimo-pallaskenry-gaa/lotto with options to play weekly, monthly or as often as you like! Six-month and annual lotto subscriptions are also now available. With ongoing restrictions our club lotto is the most vital fundraising and income source for the club, even more so now when all other fundraising activities remain suspended and not possible to run. We are continuing to reach out to members, supporters, friends of our club to please consider joining and playing the lotto online in order to support the ongoing costs of running our club. The best way to support the club right now is through the lotto!
Tickets are also available in Mace Kildimo, Gala Pallaskenry and from our weekly lotto sellers. Please continue to support your local club!
TWITTER: The club also have a new twitter account which can be found by searching Kildimo/Pallaskenry GAA or by the twitter handle @kildimopallas. Give the club a follow to keep up to date with all the latest club news.