Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Scór    Our Scór na nÓg journey ended at the Munster Final in Ovens last Sunday. We had hopes that The Matchmaker would bring us all the way to the Waterfront Theatre in Belfast for the All Ireland, but this was not to be.

Barry, Dearbhla, Joshua, Liam Óg, Aine and Jack gave an outstanding performance and while the crowd loved the piece, their very obvious enthusiasm wasn’t enough to give us the Munster title.

We’ve had a very memorable few months with this youthful group though, and we’ll be back next year. Many thanks to all the parents who travelled to Ovens to cheer us on – we very much need and appreciate this support.

One Wedding and a Funeral    I’m delighted to say that all the tickets for One Wedding and a Funeral are gone and the countdown to this exciting event is now on!!!

Final rehearsals are underway this week and the excitement around the club is palpable!! The wedding ceremony starts at 7pm so be there on time to secure a good seat and view all the action!!

As has been mentioned before in these notes, there will be a lovely buffet meal, dancing til late, a prize for the most glamorous couple, a raffle for an iPhone 7 and sundry other surprises on the night…….Looking forward to seeing everyone next Saturday!

Cash For Clubs   Na Gaeil is now registered in the ‘Topaz Cash for Clubs’ initiative. Any club Members who are also Topaz card holders are able to allocate tokens to the Club and help raise funds.

Na Gaeil Cycling Club   Na Gaeil Cycling Club is now up and running with its winter schedule:  Saturday mornings at 10am from the clubhouse. ALL ARE WELCOME, high vis essential.

Fir na Gaeil   Light Football Training for Men who have retired from playing football and for those that have not played and would like to try it out. Very little skill is required.

We train on Monday. This is a great way to keep fit with light training, ball games and a bit of a laugh.

Contact Eddie at 0876791460 for more info indoor Core Training from 7.00 to 8.00 in the gym and Friday nights from 7.30 to 8.30pm in the I.T.

Mná Na Gaeil    We are a Gaelic for Mothers and Others team who come together and do a bit of exercise, football training and socialising. Anyone who would like to join are most welcome,

No skills are required, just a good attitude and a sense for fun. We are now doing indoor Core work for the winter on Wednesdays and Sundays.  Contact Eddie at 0876791460 for more info.

Lotto   The draw for the jackpot of €6,800 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 11, 12, 15, 16.

There was no winner.  €50 winners were Phyllis O’Herlihy, Ballyvelly and Louis Byrne, Oakpark. €25 winners were Jane Ryan, Ard na Lí, Michael Forrest, Lios Dara, Donal O’Connor, Bateman’s Green and Eimhín Lyons, Dromtacker.

Next week’s lotto is worth €6,900. All are welcome for the draw in the club each Tuesday night at 10.30pm.

Bingo    Bingo is on every Monday night at 8.30pm sharp. We have prize money of over €1,000 guaranteed every week with a mini jackpot that increases fortnightly when not won.  A door prize and a half-time raffle with lovely prizes will also take place every week. .

A bus service is available at 087 2817577.  You can ring this number for pick up and drop off.  100% of the funds raised go back directly into the club.   The bingo is run on a total voluntary basis and a huge thank you to all the parents who offer their time to run this vital fundraiser for the club.

If anyone wants to donate a spot prize for our weekly bingo raffle, please leave it at use and mark it “Bingo”. Thanks to all our patrons who support this event on a weekly basis.

Cards   A card game is held every Wednesday night in the clubhouse. This is a very sociable occasion where you meet your friends for a great night’s entertainment and relaxation.  Everyone from novice to senior will enjoy a relaxing game of 45.

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