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8th January 2018

posted 8 Jan 2018, 11:23 by Eoin Meehan

Belated New Year Wishes
Happy belated New Year to all our players, coaches, supporters and neighbours. All the best for 2018 from all at the club. 

St Stephen’s Day Charity Game
Our annual Charity game was competitive considering some players were feeling a little worse for wear. The over 25’s roared into a commanding lead by half time but the under 25’s superior fitness showed with a strong comeback in the second half. Unfortunately for them the over 25’s experience won out in the end by a slim 2 points. 
We raised 600 euro for the Simon community and donated 30 euro to the walk in memory of Lorraine lynch that also took place on St Stephens Day in Drumshanbo. Thanks to all who braved the cold to watch the game and thanks to Geraldine and the girls for making tea for all who attended. 

Poker
Thank you to everyone who supported a great night's Poker in the Cardiff's Lakeside Bar.  After an epic battle Mickey Earley claimed first prize over Romychito Galang and Kevin Meehan in second and third respectively.  Well done to those who organized the tournament and thank you to our hosts Eilis & James Cardiff for their as ever great hospitality on the night.  All funds raised will go directly to new gym equipment for Kiltubrid GAA.

Kiltubrid GAA NFL Predictions Competition

Win €550 with  Kiltubrid GAA NFL Predictions competition which starts with Round 1 on 27th January.  It's the same format as last year.  We've added an online Pay & Play facility which will allow you do your picks online if you pay €14 up front. Slips are currently available from Players but please contact our Facebook page if you want to get your hands on some slips. More details available on www.kiltubrid.gaa.ie/home/nfl-predictions-competition/

Want to Improve your Irish?


Irish conversation classes, or Ciorcal Comhrá, will start again in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday, 9 January 2018 at 8.00pm. There are separate groups for relative beginners, for those who have some Irish and for those who are fluent. These classes are a great opportunity to practice the Irish you know and to improve it. Also, Leaving Cert or transitional year students will find it useful for practice for their Irish orals. Classes are free and will run for 10 weeks to mid March. Seo seans chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Beidh fáilte romhat. More information from Sean Ó Súilleabháin 087 6821566

Park Development Meeting

With the recent successful grant of €75000 for an upgrade of the Pairc Cill Tiobraid Playing Surface we are holding a meeting on Sat 13th January at 7.30pm in Cardiff's, Drumcong.  Everyone who uses the Park in any way is encouraged to attend on the night as we look to plan a Fundraising Event to offset the additional costs outside the grant figure for the Development of the Playing Surface and general Park Facilities.  All ideas and Input are very welcome at this meeting as we undertake this major Park Development.

Condolences
Condolences to the family of Michael Sweeney who recently passed away in Galway. His funeral took place on the 30th of December. Michael lived in Keshcarrigan before moving to Galway over forty years ago. For those that don’t know he was a pivotal figure in promoting the GAA in Kiltubrid parish. He motivated many of the younger footballers in the sixties to get involved in football. His love of the Gaelic culture drove him to encourage many young lads at that time to participate in their club  underage teams. He helped to shape the club to the way it is today. May he Rest In Peace.

25th December 2017

posted 25 Dec 2017, 12:22 by Eoin Meehan

Calling all poker players!
There is a fundraiser for the club taking place over the Christmas. This event takes place in the Lakeside Tavern in December 28th at 9:30. Make sure to show up for a great  nights Craic and a chance to win some money to help pay for the Christmas presents.

18th December 2017

posted 18 Dec 2017, 15:17 by Eoin Meehan

Condolences
Kiltubrid GAA community wish to sympathise with the McKiernan family Drumaweel on the death of Kathleen Smyth Ballyduff, Ballinamore aunt of Mary McKiernan. May her soul rest in peace.

Sponsors
Thanks to Cormac Rodgers of Sign Warehouse who sponsored training tops to our U6 to U10 Boys team recently.

Scór na nÓg
Well done to the club team that took part in the Scór na nÓg county final in Ballinamore on Sunday 17th of December! The team performed well in the competition. 

Volleyball winners
Well done Cian Gibbons, Diarmuid MacThiarnan and Peter Winters who won the All Ireland Schools Senior Final today with Drumshanbo Voc School. Great to have all Ireland winners within the club! 

Calling all poker players!
There is a fundraiser for the club taking place over the Christmas. This event takes place in the Lakeside Tavern in December 28th at 9:30. Make sure to show up for a great  nights Craic and a chance to win some money to help pay for the Christmas presents. 

St Stephen’s Day Charity Game
Our annual Charity game is taking place on the 26th (St. Stephens Day). This year we have changed the theme to our more experienced players taking on our younger players. This year we are donating all the money from this event to the Simon Community. This is a great cause that we are hoping to have big support for. So please let’s have big numbers to support the elderly and the youth of the club in this epic battle.

Seasons Greetings!
Finally we want to wish all our supporters, friends and neighbours a very Merry Christmas from all at the club!

11th December 2017

posted 11 Dec 2017, 14:56 by Eoin Meehan

Congratulations
A huge Congratulations to our own club legend Brian Foley, who was a contestant on Winning Streak at the weekend. Brian did us all proud with a spin of the wheel that seemed to keep on turning! It should be a great Christmas for those around Kilclare!

St. Stephens Day Charity Game
It’s getting close to that time of year again. Our annual Charity game will be going ahead on St. Stephen’s Day. Details will be confirmed within the next week. 

4th December 2017

posted 5 Dec 2017, 01:11 by Eoin Meehan   [ updated 5 Dec 2017, 01:11 ]

Kiltubrid GAA AGM

This took place on Saturday night last at the pitch. There was a good attendance and very productive. The new Committee for 2018 was also voted on at the AGM. 


Committee 2018

Congratulations to all new members of the Committee and a welcome return to the continuing officers. Also a huge thank you to all the officers who have stepped down, some of whom have given many years to the club. 

The list of members are as follows, Chairperson - Emmet Mahon, Asst Chairperson - Damien McWeeney, Secretary - Sheila Guckian, Asst Secretary - Carmel Murphy, Treasurer - Eoin Meehan, Asst Treasurer - Dermot McKeon/Kevin Nealon, PRO - Ray Foley, Registrar - Vincent Lee, Development Officer - PJ Meehan, Children's Officer - Micheal MacThiarnan, Culture Officer - Maria Fallon, Coaching Officer - Shane Foley, Insurance Officer - PJ Meehan, IT Officer - Eoin Meehan, Healthy Club Officer - Barra MacThiarnan, Park Bookings - Kealan McKeon.

Best of luck for 2018!


Congratulations

Well done to our own club legend Brian Foley, who was lucky enough to have his ticket pulled out on RTÉ;s Winning Streak. He will be appearing on the show this coming Saturday the 9th of December. Best of luck Brian! We're all behind you.


Calling all Parents and Coaches!

To all coaches, parents and wannabe coaches with any interest in helping the underage teams within the club to prosper and build on the potential we need you!

You don’t need a sporting background as there are plenty of players within the club who can help. But we do need you to have the latest coaching badges so that the kids are getting the most out of it.

If you have an interest to help out please read below:

There will be an award one ran in Carrick on the following dates. 

The dates that we have for the award one are as follows:

11th of Dec 2017

18th of Dec 2017

15th of Jan 2018

22nd of Jan 2018

29th of Jan 2018

05th of Feb 2018.

The foundation course dates are as follows:

15th of Jan to 29th of Jan On-line

Face to Face 26th of Jan

Practical for Both 03rd of Feb.

We need names ASAP.

Contact Shane Foley on 087 2862841 or message the Kiltubrid GAA facebook page if you are interested.

Drumcong NS
Drumcong NS is taking part in the Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Pilot Programme at the moment. Children are learning the basics of hurling and some classes will attend a hurling blitz before Christmas. Children can purchase hurls and/or helmets which are subsidised by Cumann na mBunscol and the county board. For more info about this programme or hurling equipment, please contact Micheál McKiernan in the school.

27th November 2017

posted 28 Nov 2017, 00:49 by Eoin Meehan

Kiltubrid GAA AGM

This takes place on Saturday night next at 7pm at the pitch.  All members are requested to attend.


Race Night

A very well attended night's racing made the Kiltubrid GAA & Kiltubrid Ladies GAA race night a great success.  All profits go directly to the maintenance and development of Pairc Cill Tiobraid.  Many thanks to everyone involved in organizing and running the race night in any way big or small and to our helpful hosts Gerties Bar.  Thank you to our Raffle sponsors on the night, Brendan Barry and Jack Lee.  Many thanks to our Sponsors:  Gerties Bar, Lee's Shop & Post Office, Kelly's Driving Lessons, Innovate Carpentry, North West Tool Hire, King & Moffat, GSSD Plastering & Drylining, Hegarty Demolition, Lynch's Paint & Wallpaper, Greener Excavation and Cross Wired Electrical.  Thank you to all who bought and sold horses / trainers / jockeys, Horses in our auction race and gave donations.  A full list of race winners is available on our Facebook page.


Club Awards

Well done to our Club Award Winners who were presented with their Awards last in Gerties Canal StopClub Person of the Year Noelle Easterbrook Junior Player of the Year Christopher McKeon and Senior Player of the Year Shane Foley


Kit Bag Sponsorship

The club wishes to thank Carmel Murphy of  HR Solutions for the recent kind sponsorship of club bags for the Under 15 and Under 17 players.


Schools Win
Well done to Kealen McKeon who is a trainer of the St Pats, Cavan team which won the Ulster Schools Rannafast Cup last weekend against St Michaels, Enniskillen.

6th November 2017

posted 7 Nov 2017, 14:22 by Eoin Meehan

U21 Championship

Hard luck to the U21 team who were beaten by  St Francis at the weekend. Next game is on Sunday. 


Sponsorship

Thanks to Cormac Rogers and the Sign Warehouse Drumshanbo for their recent kind sponsorship of training tops for the U6, 8 and 10's. 


Race Night
Kiltubrid GAA & Kiltubrid Ladies LGFA are running a Night at the Races on Sat 25th November in Gerties Bar, Keshcarrigan.  All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Maintenance and Development of Pairc Cill Tiobraid.  Horses, Trainers and Jockeys are now on sale at €20, €10 and €10 respectively with prizes for the races winners.  If you or your business are interested in Sponsoring one of the Ten races please contact Eoin 0863153438 or Louise 0879105328.  Please keep an eye on these notes via the Leitrim Observer, Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates in the lead up the Race Night.

Gaeltacht Scholarships
Leitrim Co Board GAA is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge. These grants are open to registered members of Leitrim GAA clubs, boys or girls.  Some of the grants are part-sponsored by Gaeltacht colleges. In the case of cash grants, when students return they can claim their grant money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.  Application forms can be printed from the Leitrim GAA website www.leitrimgaa.ie by searching Gaeltacht Scholarships 2018 or can be had had from the Secretary of any GAA club. Beidh na hiarratais le fáil i ngach meanscoil sa Chontae freisin. The closing date for applications is Friday 10 November 2017.

30th October 2017

posted 31 Oct 2017, 01:56 by Eoin Meehan

Kiltubrid ExPat Guest of Honour
Congrats to former Kiltubrid footballer Joe McGirl who was recently honored as the "Guest of Honor" at the Rocklands GAA Pavilion Dance on Sat 14th October in New York.  Joe's outstanding service to the Rocklands Club is a mark of the man who has taken his GAA roots to his adopted City by immersing himself in the ongoing development at Rocklands GAA on and off the field of play.  Well done Joe.

U21 Championship

Game against St Francis at 12 noon on Sunday at home.


Club meeting

Important club meeting Friday next at the pitch. 

Race Night
Kiltubrid GAA & Kiltubrid Ladies LGFA are running a Night at the Races on Sat 25th November in Gerties Bar, Keshcarrigan.  All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Maintenance and Development of Pairc Cill Tiobraid.  Horses, Trainers and Jockeys are now on sale at €20, €10 and €10 respectively with prizes for the races winners.  If you or your business are interested in Sponsoring one of the Ten races please contact Eoin 0863153438 or Louise 0879105328.  Please keep an eye on these notes via the Leitrim Observer, Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates in the lead up the Race Night.

Gaeltacht Scholarships
Leitrim Co Board GAA is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge. These grants are open to registered members of Leitrim GAA clubs, boys or girls.  Some of the grants are part-sponsored by Gaeltacht colleges. In the case of cash grants, when students return they can claim their grant money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.  Application forms can be printed from the Leitrim GAA website www.leitrimgaa.ie by searching Gaeltacht Scholarships 2018 or can be had had from the Secretary of any GAA club. Beidh na hiarratais le fáil i ngach meanscoil sa Chontae freisin. The closing date for applications is Friday 10 November 2017.

23rd October 2017

posted 24 Oct 2017, 03:02 by Eoin Meehan

Leitrim GAA Club Cairde Draw
Congrats to Marie Lee who was a winner in the Leitrim GAA Club Cairde September Draw.

Race Night

Kiltubrid GAA & Kiltubrid Ladies LGFA are running a Night at the Races on Sat 25th November in Gerties Bar, Keshcarrigan.  All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Maintenance and Development of Pairc Cill Tiobraid.  Horses, Trainers and Jockeys are now on sale at €20, €10 and €10 respectively with prizes for the races winners.  If you or your business are interested in Sponsoring one of the Ten races please contact Eoin 0863153438 or Louise 0879105328.  Please keep an eye on these notes via the Leitrim Observer, Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates in the lead up the Race Night.

Gaeltacht Scholarships
Leitrim Co Board GAA is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge. These grants are open to registered members of Leitrim GAA clubs, boys or girls.  Some of the grants are part-sponsored by Gaeltacht colleges. In the case of cash grants, when students return they can claim their grant money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.  Application forms can be printed from the Leitrim GAA website www.leitrimgaa.ie by searching Gaeltacht Scholarships 2018 or can be had had from the Secretary of any GAA club. Beidh na hiarratais le fáil i ngach meanscoil sa Chontae freisin. The closing date for applications is Friday 10 November 2017.

Kids Halloween Party
Bank Holiday Monday 30th October 5.30pm to 7.30pm in Pairc Cill Tiobraid.  Scary Music, Ghoulish Games, Devlish Treats, Frights & Delights!!  Something for all Kids Big & Small Indoor and Outdoor on the evening.  Face Painting, Kids & Adult Fancy Dress, Kids Art Exhibition, Pumpkin Design Competition, Food/Drink, Music and Football.  Everyone attending is encouraged to bring a small selection of treats for sharing on the night. Tea/Coffee will be available on the night.  If you want to lend a hand on the night or have any please let Noelle/Eoin 0863223063/0863153438.  Admission on the Night is optional with all profits going to to Kiltubrid GAA<https://www.facebook.com/kiltubrid.gaa/> & Kiltubrid Ladies GAA<https://www.facebook.com/KiltubridLadiesGAA/> Underage Teams.

Pumpkin Carving Competition
In Association with our Kids Halloween Party on Mon 30th October at 5.30pm.  We’re inviting entries to our "Pumpkin Carving Contest" with a Prize for the winner.  Just bring your Carved Pumpkin Entry on the evening to enter for FREE.  Prize kindly sponsored by our friends from THE FEAR FACTORY in association with Drumshanbo's Haunted House.

2nd October 2017

posted 3 Oct 2017, 01:21 by Eoin Meehan

U17 shield semi final

Well done to our Under 17 Boys team who defeated Dromahaire On Saturday morning last in Glencar to qualify for the Championship Shield Final. This will be played in Pairc Naomh Muire in Carrick on Saturday at 12 noon with Annaduff being the opposition.


U12 Skills Competition

Well done to Jack, Harry, Karl and Darragh who competed in the U12 skills competition in the Centre of Excellence in Ballyhaunis on Friday evening last. 


Connacht GAA Bursary Awards 2017/18

Connacht GAA will award bursaries of €750 to students attending Higher Education colleges.  The scheme will be open to members of the Association who are attending a full-time Higher Education course and who are active participants in their Higher Education club. Students who hold other GAA-related or a college scholarship/bursary will not be eligible to apply. Connacht GAA welcomes applications from those students in our province, regardless whether their attendance is at a college inside or outside of Connacht”. A number of awards in each province will be reserved for those excelling in the areas of coaching and administration. Each bursary granted will be for €750 and payment will be made annually in two instalments of €375. Further information and application forms for this year’s scheme are currently available to download from www.connachtgaa.ie www.gaa.ie and http://he.gaa.ie/ 

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