NEWCASTLEWEST GAA CLUB NOTES
Return to Training
This week was all about the long-awaited return to training for our juvenile teams following an extended winter break. There was also good news for our Adult teams who have received the green light to return to on field activity on May 10th following the government Covid update last week. First to take to the training field drenched in glorious sunshine last Monday evening were our U15s and U17s who are eagerly awaiting details of when their 2020 championships will be completed. The U14 and U16 Hurling Finals and U16 Football Semi-Finals/Finals are expected to take place in June. Next up on Tuesday evening, the U11s and U13s showed no signs of rustiness and have definitely being training at home during the lockdown. On Friday evening the return to training week for our juvenile teams finished on an incredible high as we welcomed almost 100 players back to U7 and U9 training. It was fantastic for the club to see our pitches full of activity and smiles this week. New players of all ages and all levels are welcome. Parents and volunteers are also most welcome to help out in anyway you can. Newcastle West GAA would like to thank everyone for their continued compliance with the government guidelines to ensure our return to training continues to run safely for our players.
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
Membership All players are requested to renew membership on https://www.foireann.ie the new GAA registration platform. Foireann is an updated version of the returntoplay.ie site we used last year. The same username/password will work on Foireann. For more info on Membership and Foireann please visit the club website NCWGAA.com
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!
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 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.
All in Newcastle West GAA wish the best of luck to John Kiely and his men as they begin the defence of their National League title. The 2021 campaign gets underway next Saturday May 8th v Tipperary. The game begins at 5.30 and can be seen Live on Eir Sport and RTE 2.
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