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Club Notes 18th February 2013

posted 17 Feb 2013, 14:50 by Unknown user   [ updated 17 Feb 2013, 14:50 by Colm Beirne ]

O Rourke Cup

This Sunday see’s the beginning of our senior teams 2013 O Rourke cup campaign. At 2.30pm in Enfield, Ballintubber we take on St Croans on Sunday the 24th of February. We would ask for as much support as possible to turn out for the game.

Minor League

Our minor team of Kilmore/Shannon Gaels began life in division 1 on Sunday last but were defeated at home by Western Gaels. Kilmore/Shannon Gaels team was Tomasz Pawlok, David McDonnell, Matty Mulvey, Charlie Burke, Jonathan Beirne, Patrick Doyle, Gavin Dolan, John Gannon, Joe Sharkey, Cian Harmon, Mickey Murtagh, Conor O'Dowd, John Donohoe, Matthew McDermott, Brian Connellan, Subs Used: Ben Donohoe, Shane McDonnell, Ryan McLoughlin, Cormac O'Rourke.

U-14 Training

Training for the Kilmore/Shannon Gaels U-14 team will begin this Saturday the 23rd of February at 12pm in Croghan. All players are asked to attend.

Coaching Course

Roscommon GAA Coaching and games development are running foundation level coaching courses over the next 2 weekends. Its vital and mandatory for all managers and coaches to complete at least a foundation course. We would encourage everyone in the parish involved with teams or who has an interest in getting involved with teams in the future to take part in this foundation course. The courses last for 3 hours (7.30pm-10.30pm) on Friday evening and 5 hours on Saturday(10am-3pm). Friday 22nd and Saturday the 23rd the course takes place at Kilglass Gaels GAA Club. The cost of the course is just €20. Anyone interested in taking part can contact Ann Sheridan or Gary Vesey.


Our Kilmore/Shannon Gaels team begin their 2013 campaign this Sunday when they face Oran in Oran, time will be published on our website.


Membership is now due and costs €40 for players, €25 for students, €10 for underage players and €20 for non players. Membership can be paid to Gerry Connellan or Gary Vesey. A full list of all paid up members will be published on our website and in the club rooms on the 1st March 2013.

Keeping an eye on the ball

Kilglass Gaels are holding a seminar on Monday the 25th of February at 7.30pm in the Kilglass club rooms. This is a special seminar that aims to offer inspiration and information to young GAA players, and their coaches, mentors, and administrators, while tackling some of the challenges they all may face during their sporting careers on and off the field. Everybody involved in sport –budding future stars, those who are competing at club, county or national level now, parents, coaches and managers are invited to attend and join in the interactive Night. More details are on our website

Club Rooms

We would remind all managers and coaches that our main pitch is closed for all training for the foreseeable future. Lights have now been erected on our 2nd pitch so all teams should be training on that pitch. We would also remind all mangers to ensure that the club rooms are locked and secured after they have been used.

The Gathering

The club reminds everyone that the Gathering weekend takes place from the 14th to the 16th of June 2013 in our parish. We encourage you to invite all your family abroad but especially your family living within Ireland to come home to the parish for the weekend. The Gathering committee will hold a once off fundraising night with a cake sale in Earleys Hillstreet on Saturday the 2nd March at 9pm.

Club Draw

Our 2013 annual Kilmore GAA club draw tickets will go on sale this week. Again tickets cost €100 for the year. We have 4 draws during the year in March, June, September & December with top prize each month of €1,000. Club members will this week be approaching members of the parish and we ask for your support in this annual vital fundraiser. We hope to have the 1st draw on St Patricks weekend.

Other News

The club extends its sympathy to Irene Hanly & the Hanly family on the recent death of Irene’s brother. We also extend our sympathy to Sheila Carney and the Carney family on the recent death of Sheila’s sister. The club congratulates St Brigids on qualifying for the All-Ireland club final by defeating Crossmaglen. This week we welcome back from his travels our long lost friend Paul Beirne better known as Burnoff.