NEWCASTLE WEST GAA CLUB NOTES
The GAA issued updated guidelines in effect from Monday, May 10th. Both adult and underage training are permitted on a full contact basis in pods of 15. Games (including challenge games) will not be permitted until June 7th. Our Adult teams returned to training last week and our pitches were full of activity at all grades for the first time this year. Newcastle West GAA would like to thank everyone for their continued compliance with the government guidelines to ensure GAA training continues to run safely for all our players, coaches, mentors, and volunteers.
Membership All players are requested to renew membership on https://www.foireann.ie before returning to training. All players must be registered on Foireann by May 31st, 2021. For more info on Membership and Foireann please visit the club website http://www.ncwgaa.com
Outstanding fixtures for 2020:
Friday 25th June
County Premier Minor Football Championship Final
Fr Casey’s v Newcastle West in Tournafulla at 7pm
Please Note: Matches take place behind closed doors. Under no circumstances will spectators gain admission. Game will be completed on the night in the event of a draw Extra Time will be played.
Club Limerick Draw
The May CLUB Limerick Draw will take place on Saturday 29th May with another jackpot prize of €10,000, a host of other amazing cash prizes, and an Exclusive Star Prize of a Garden Patio Set worth €1,600. If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select to support Newcastle West GAA and the number of draws that you with to sign up for, (there are 8 draws remaining). The deadline for Online sign up is 4pm on Friday 24th May. All fundraising proceeds go towards Newcastle West GAA and the training fund of the Limerick Hurlers & Footballers.
The Club Lotto was suspended due to comply with Covid guidelines. We will be re-launching a revamped lotto in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned for the relaunch.
We have added a sponsors’ business directory to our website. We ask you to check out the directory and where possible we encourage you to support these businesses.
JUVENILE CLUB NOTES
Outstanding fixtures for 2020:
Sunday June 7th
U16 Hurling Division 1 Championship Final
Newcastle West v Monaleen Mick Neville Pk pm 3.30pm Mike Sexton
Saturday 12th of June
U16 Football Division 1 Championship Semi Final
Newcastle West v Galbally in Mick Neville Pk 10.30am
Saturday 19th of June
U16 Football Division 1 Championship Final
Fr Caseys v Newcastle West/Galbally Mick Neville Pk TBC
U14 Hurling Division 3 Championship Final
Croagh Kilfinny v Newcastle West in Mick Neville Pk TBC
Please Note: There will be no dressing rooms available for teams, all players must come togged. Only one parent/guardian will be permitted to attend matches. This will be strictly implemented.
The Juvenile Master Fixtures for 2021 (U13-U17) have also been added to the Club Website.
Juvenile Club Training Schedule
· U17 Monday 8pm | Sunday 11am
· U15 Monday 6.30pm | Wednesday 6.30pm | Saturday 10am
· U13 Tuesday 6.45pm | Saturday 9.30am
· U11 Tuesday 7pm | Thursday 6.30pm
· U9 Friday 6.30pm
· U7 Friday 5.45pm
New players of all ages and all levels are welcome. Parents and volunteers are also most welcome to help out in anyway you can. For additional information regarding our underage training and coaching you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Schools Coaching
This ongoing and help is always needed, so if you have an hour or so to spare and love the football and hurling, opportunity knocks! If you are interested, please contact email@example.com for further details.
If you have any small hurleys and helmets which are no longer needed they’d be very welcome by those coaching younger age groups in the club and schools. Just drop them to any training session or committee member and they will be added to stock and be available to the learners especially in schools where young players who are introduced to GAA may not have their own gear. Many of those who are introduced to the game in schools do not join the club!
Congratulations to the Limerick Senior Footballers who got their season off to a great start with a 1-13 to 0-14 win against Munster Champions Tipperary in the first round of Division 3 South at LIT Gaelic Grounds last Saturday May 15th. It was great to see a strong Newcastle West GAA contingent on and off the pitch. We wish the best of luck to Iain, Cian, Diarmuid, Billy & Shane as they travel to O’Connor Park to play Offaly next Saturday May 22nd in the second round of Division 3 South. The game begins at 3pm and can be seen Live online on GAAGO. Galway ended the Limerick hurlers 14 game unbeaten as we suffered our first defeat in almost 2 years with the Tribesmen running out 0-26 to 1-17 winners in Pearse Stadium last Sunday May 16th. Next up for John Kiely’s men is a trip to Walsh Park v Waterford next Sunday May 23rd. The game begins at 3.45 and can be seen Live on TG4.
As a voluntary organisation we welcome and encourage new people to get involved in our club. If you are interested in getting involved with coaching or any other aspect of our club activities contact any of our committee members or by contacting club secretary at 087-6381319 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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