Kingscourt Stars club notes

April 15, 2019

Player Fundraiser 

Our senior players are organizing a pool for the Cavan vs Monaghan game on the 18th of May . 100 boxes up for sale at €100 each. €5000 will go towards the club and €5000 towards prize money. A box can be bought outright by 1 person for €100, or multiple people can be involved in a box. For example 5 people at €20. To buy your box simply pick a number between 1-100 and if it’s available your name will be written in on that box. Prize money will be broken up into halftime and full time all depending on the score of the match on the day.. Halftime will be €1500 full time €3500.Please support our players! 

Cavan GAA Kellogg’s  Cúl Camp Coach 

Completed application forms by those wishing to apply for Cúl Camp coaches must be returned to Cavan GAA  arrive not later than 5pm on Friday, 3rd May 2019. 

Applicants must hold a minimum of a GAA Foundation Level or equivalent, be Garda vetted by their club and be a minimum of 18 years old. Application forms may be accessed on https://cavangaa.ie/2019/04/kelloggs-cul-camps-2019-coaching-jobs/ 

London Marathon 

Kingscourt Stars committee members & coaches, Sean Kieran, Seamus Sexton, Ray Magee, Kieran Smith and David Crosby, are part of group of 30 who will compete in the  upcoming London Marathon on Sunday April 28.  Their aim is to raise funds to support research into Cystic Fibrosis and to raise awareness of Organ Donation. At this end they have held a couch to 5K , held several bucket collections at county games, and next weekend, Saturday April 20, they will hold a bucket collection outside Supervalu, Kingscourt. 

David Crosby, who is leading the group, was diagnosed with Idopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and received a lifesaving double lung transplant operation. Since this operation he has worked relentlessly to support Cystic Fibrosis charities and raised funds while competing in New York & Berlin Marathons. He plans to compete in the Boston, Tokyo & Chicago marathons over the next couple of years.  He has also given numerous talks and has made many appearances in both local and national media promoting organ donation awareness. Best of luck to all competing and any support you can give will be very welcome. 

Mass 

Thanks to Fr Gerry for including the deceased members of our Club in the Saturday Mass last week, and to all the members who attended. 

Easter Camp 2019 

Our Easter Camp this year will be held from Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th April @ 10am – 2pm at the pitch, cost €30 per child (2nd and all additional kids in same family €20) Boys and Girls from 1st to 6th class only! To book: WhatsApp or text any of the following numbers before 5pm on Monday 22nd April . Payment will be taken on the first morning 24th April. Sharon Shiels 086 3631586; Benny Mc Cormack 087 6186002; Enda Yore 086 822 8414. 

Meeting 

A Committee meeting was held last Wednesday. Amonst the topics up for discussion was a new Expenditure Policy and Player Injury Fund policy. 

Lotto     

Draw was held in Clarkes. Numbers drawn 11; 14; 25; 28 . No jackpot winner. One match 3 gets €200 - Patrick McMahon  Next week's draw in Dún a Rí for  for a jackpot of €3000!   Play online lotto at www.locallotto.ie/kingscourtstars or go to www.kingscourtstars.gaa.ie 

Seniors 

Our seniors recorded a good win in a freezing cold  Killygarry  last Sunday in  rd 3 of the Kiernan’s Service Station ACFL Div 1.  Kingscourt 0-17  Killygarry 1-05. Next rd V Laragh at home next Wednesday April 17 at 8pm. Our Reserves played Cúchulainns at home last Saturday in Rd 4 of the Reserve ACFL Div 1.  Kingscourt 0-11 Cúchulainns 1.04. Rd 5 V Ballyhaise away Saturday April 28 at 5pm. 

Juveniles. 

 Our u17s played St Josephs in Stradone last  Tuesday in the Div 3 league semi final! It was not their night although they made a great come back in the second half as they were down 20pts at half time! Kingscourt 5-08 St Josephs 6.12. U15s played Belturbet away last Thursday in the  Div 2 league. Kingscourt 8-08 Belturbet 6-09. Next Rd V Cúchulainns at home Thursday April 18 at 7pm. U13 league Div 1 V Cavan Gaels Tuesday April 23 at 7pm at home. 

Referees 

Ever thought about becoming a referee? Our club needs volunteers, both male and female, to consider a role as a club referee. All that is required is to attend a Level 1 Basic Club Referee Course. Following the completion of this course and the successful completion of the rules assessment and fitness test, the referee is qualified to referee at Club level. This would be a huge addition to our club. Please contact a committee member if interested. 

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