KILDIMO/PALLASKENRY GAA CLUB NOTES
PHOTOGRAPH : Presentation of our new senior club jerseys by our sponsors Pallas Plastering & Chill the Beans coffee, with associate sponsors.
L-R: Tony O’Brien (associate sponsor), Danny O’Sullivan (associate sponsor), Sean Cuddihy (club secretary), Tom O’Connell (Pallas Plastering), Darren O’Connell (Chill the Beans), Michael McMahon (associate sponsor)
SPONSORSHIP: A very exciting announcement this week as we are delighted to introduce Pallas Plastering and Chill the Beans as the principal sponsors for our senior teams for the next three years! A huge thank you to Tom and Darren O’Connell for their support of the club.
We would also like to recognise the support and thank the McMahon family of Ballinacarriga, Kildimo, the O’Brien family, Old Road, Kildimo and the O’Sullivan family, Clorane, Kildimo who are set to become associate sponsors of the club for the agreed term also. As we embark on a new chapter in the club’s history, we must thank our sponsors for lending their support!
LIMERICK FOOTBALLERS: Huge congratulations to Tony McCarthy, Peter Nash and the Limerick senior footballers who had a fantastic victory over Tipperary in the first round of the National League! Tony kicked a first-half point to settle Limerick when they were somewhat struggling but the team delivered a superb second-half performance to defeat last year’s Munster champions!
LIMERICK HURLERS: Commiserations to Kyle Hayes, Darren O’Connell and the Limerick senior hurlers who suffered a first defeat in almost two years, as they fell to a strong Galway side in Salthill over the weekend. It has been a remarkable unbeaten run but it is a short turnaround to the next league game as preparations for Championship continue.
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 two Club Limerick draws for the year but there are still plenty more opportunities to win! 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/…
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 3, 11, 23 and 26. There was no winner of the overall draw. The €25 lucky dip winners were 1. Billy Chawke (Jnr); 2. Garry Sheehan; 3. Ollie Canty; 4. Rachel C. c/o Karen. The jackpot rises to €9,700 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.