We are delighted to announce that our club has been awarded a development grant of almost €90,000 to fund floodlighting and Phase 1 of our pitch upgrade plan. We have also confirmed the acquisition of 4 acres of land behind the main stand to build 2 new pitches which are badly needed to cater for our growing membership. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work by a lot of people on our executive over many years and the start of a major club development plan. More details to follow and we will publish a dedicated page on our web site as well as provide updates at our AGM on Thursday, December 5th at 8pm.
3 big games this weekend across 3 codes for you to look forward to and of course to get out and support the teams.
The action kicks off Saturday afternoon at Conneff Park in Clane when our U17 footballers will host Kilcullen in the A Championship Semi-Final. The team will be looking to extend their unbeaten run; they have recorded 3 wins from 3 so far at this grade including a win against rivals Naas in the last round. Throw in is at 2pm in Clane.
That is closely followed by our Minor Ladies Footballer championship semi-final against Celbridge. The team will be looking to avenge their defeat to the same opposition in the round robin stages earlier this week. Throw-in is at 3pm in Celbridge.
Meanwhile our U21 Hurlers will contest the rearranged Haven Hire U21 B Championship Final against Leixlip. The game was postponed 2 weeks ago when Leixlip who had recorded a big win against Coill Dubh in their semi-final were unable to field a team in the final. Let's hope the break hasn't affected the players as they were in flying form after the semi-final win over Kilcock and the minors victory in their final.
The Clane Óg Academy is back this weekend on Saturday morning and takes place in the sports hall at Scoil Mhuire secondary school for kids aged 5 & 6 from 10-11.15am and in Scoil Phádraig boys primary school for the younger kids from 10-11am. New Ógres are always welcome. Follow #ClaneÓgAcademy on social media for news and schedule updates.
Finally we will host the O'Shea family U12 football blitz this Sunday morning with a start time of 10am; there will be teams from Rhode in Offaly , Ashbourne in Meath , Celbridge , Clane , Naas ,and Eadestown.
Best of luck to all teams and management!
Remembrance Mass - this evening, Friday Nov. 15th at 7.30pm
Our annual Remembrance Mass will take place in the main hall this evening where we remember club members and family who have passed away this year.
Clane GAA Mental Health Awareness Campaign
Thanks to everyone who supported the Cake Sale last weekend which raised over €2,000 to fund mental health and well being activities at our club.
Congrats to the raffle winners - you can collect your prize at the clubhouse bar if you haven't already done so.
Cake Sale Raffle Prizewinners
1st prize Shane O Donovan, 2nd Fintan Doran, 3rd Orla O Farrell, 4th Debbie Gleeson, 5th Michelle Anderson, 6th Siobhan O Brien, 7th Josh Lyons, 8th John O Dea, 9th Dan O Shea, 10th Niall Doran, 11th Kathleen Browne, 12th Nellie O Neill, 13th Anthony O Dea.
Gambling Addiction Talk
On Wednesday evening last we hosted the first in a series of talks on Mental Health and Well-being for the community at our clubhouse. A fantastic and powerful talk on Gambling Addiction was delivered by Niall McNamee, former inter county footballer with Offaly. Niall recounted his experiences to the large audience present who really appreciated his frank and honest views and advice. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Niall!
We also launched a new dedicated Clane GAA Mental Health Helpline and all calls will be treated with the upmost confidentiality. You can phone or text 087-7212124 and we will provide more details in future posts. Please follow #ClaneGaaMHA on social media or visit ourt web site at clanegaa.ie to keep up to date with all the latest news and events. Congratulations to our #ClaneGaaMHA sub-committee on their outstanding work!
The Clubhouse Café and Bar have this week launched an exciting set of new menus for your enjoyment. Check out the web site for all the details on the new menus.
This Sunday the lunch special is Roast Turkey & Ham!
Don't forget our Christmas Draw tickets are now on sale!
Tickets are now available for our Christmas Draw and all of the proceeds will go directly towards the funding of our recently appointed Clane GAA Games Development Officer. This is a very important part of our overall club development plan and we ask all of our members to please support the draw. There are some fantastic prizes with €10,000 in prize money to be won including a 1st Prize of €5,000.
You can purchase tickets from any team coach or at the Clubhouse Café & Bar. You can also now purchase tickets ONLINE - CLICK HERE; once you purchase a ticket, you will be emailed a picture of your ticket complete with your specific ticket number.
This week's jackpot is worth €10,650 and you can buy tickets at the clubhouse café & bar (€2 per ticket or 3 for €5) or outside Supervalu in Clane each Sunday. The draw takes place each Monday night and the results are published on our social media channels, search for #ClaneGaaLotto
Finally, Congratulations to Dave Cahill and his wife Mairead on the birth of their baby daughter Saoirse earlier this week.