Author: Clane GAA Club

Membership Day in Club – February 25th

It is that time of year again when all members need to pay their membership so they can play an active role in the Club during the year ahead.  At the recent AGM the Club announced our new rates for the year ahead and these can be found on our membership section.

This year we are making it even easier for all to pay their membership in time by moving to an online system.  However, to facilitate all members we are also running a number of Membership events and the first is this Sunday February 25th in the Club.

From 12:30 to 15:00 a team of volunteers will be on hand to take your membership in person.  So please drop in to the Club on Sunday and ensure you and your family are registered to participate fully in Club activities during 2018.  Note that it is most important that players are registered so they are covered by their respective Player Injury Funds.  This is extremely important so please get your membership paid by the deadline of March 1st and let the games begin.

Clane 10K and 5K Community Race

The clock is ticking on the Clane 10K and 5K Community Race which takes place in Clane on Saturday March 3rd at 10 am in Clane GAA.

The 10k is an AAI measured route, and will take place around the roads of Clane, Mainham & Butterstream before finishing back at Clane GAA.

There will be parking, changing and showering facilities available for all competitors, along with post race refreshments in the hall after the event.

Each participant will receive a goodie bag with a medal, tshirt (limited numbers) and much more!! ***NOTE, TSHIRTS FOR ADULTS ONLY***

There will be cash prizes for the first 3 male & females in the 10k.

First prize €125 male and female, Second prize €75 male and female, Third prize €50 male and female

Online entry fees

Single 10k event 20 euro

Single 5k event 15 euro

Family 5k Event 25 euro

Note that prices will rise by €5 per Race if you register on the day so register online to avail of these special discounted rates.

Registration and number pick up will take place from 8am at Clane GAA, with the race starting at 10am sharp.

There will also be a 5km FAMILY EVENT taking place on the day, open to walkers and runners of all abilities.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

Looking for Adult Talent to Perform in Scór

The Senior SCÓR takes place on Sunday 18th February at 7:30pm in Allenwood GAA followed by the quiz at 9 pm.

The purpose of Scór is to promote Irish culture within clubs, and to give the members who may not necessarily wish to take part in sporting activities the opportunity to show their talents elsewhere.

There are eight competitions, Céili Dancing, Solo-Singing, Instrumental Music, Novelty Act, Question Time, Recitation or Story Telling, Ballad Group and Set-dancing. Clubs can provide competitors in each category to compete against other clubs within the county.

The county winners go forward to represent Kildare at the Leinster semi-finals which will take place this year in Allenwood GAA Hall ON SATURDAY MARCH 3rd.  The Leinster final will take place on the weekend of March 9th/10th venue to be announced and the All Ireland final on Sat 14th April in Knocknarea Arena, Sligo

We are seeking members to participate in senior Scór, as we know we have wonderful talent in the Club, and this is a wonderful stage to showcase your individual and collective talents.  So if you are interested just drop us an email and we will connect you with Catherine Burcheal at 087-2660509.

The Gooch Comes to Clane

On Saturday afternoon Colm “The Gooch” Cooper came to Clane GAA to present medals to our juvenile football players. There was a large crowd in attendance and Colm provided our young people with wonderful advice and urged them to practice their skills. It was a great occasion and Colm was most generous to young and old in giving of his time in posing for photos afterwards.  A day to remember for all our young and not so old Gaelic Football fans.  Here are some of photos from the afternoon.

Games Development Administrator

The club is delighted to announce the introduction of underage coaching to Scoil Bhríde girls primary school. This is a hugely significant move in promoting our games in our schools.  It’s almost a decade since ‘Tommy Carew’ retired from his role of promoting & fostering Gaelic games in Scoil Bhride. Henceforth, its envisaged that we will maintain this school link.  Commencing in March, fifty hours of quality coaching will be provided to the school.  Special thanks to Principal Eimear Hennessy & our designated Games Development Administrator, John Doran, for supporting this initiative. The hours will be evenly split between both football and camogie.

 

Camogie Coaches Wanted

With the growing number of players attending Camogie training sessions across all ages our coaching capacity is being fully absorbed. In order for us to continue providing quality training to our players we are looking for volunteers to assist. We are recruiting across the spectrum. There are numerous time slots and be assured that training and plenty of hands on experience will be provided by existing coaches, the Clane Camogie Club and Association. If you feel you have some time to commit and have an interest in child development through sport then please contact Michael Manning at 087 997 2823 or mm@naascbs.ie.

Clane GAA are seeking a Minor Football Manager for 2018

As defending champions, there will be the full panel of players available bar five from 2017 plus new emerging talents. This appointment is key to continue the progress and success of the Clane Minor football team in recent years and this panel of players have acquired the experience of winning, good attitude and commitment. Please contact in confidence;

Richard Dunne 087 6547000
Stephen Lyons 086 8164050 or email info@clanegaa.ie