Dromard GAA Special Members Draw: To date we have had a great response to the re-launch of our "Special Members Draw", both in terms of renewals and some new registrations for 2018. The date is drawing near for the first draw of the new year. If you intended to renew your membership or would like to sign up for the first time, please let us know by texting us on 085 8879243. Alternatively it is very easy to sign up online at www.iregister.ie/DromardGAA . The funds raised from the draw are of vital importance to your club and allow us to maintain the great facilities at Pairc na nGael which are used and enjoyed by the entire community. Thank you for your continued support.
Masters in GAA: Congratulations to Jimmy Kiernan and Noel Reynolds who won All Ireland medals in the Masters GAA Plate competition in the final v Kildare recently. This is a great achievement by Jimmy and Noel and is a nice medal to add to their three senior championships with Dromard, rounding off very successful football careers.
Cake Sale: St Patrick's Dromard National School Parents Association are hosting a cake sale on Sunday 3rd December after Sunday mass in the Clubhouse. Join us for some festive fun with Novelty items on the day including: Guess the name off the Doll, guess the number off sweets in the jar and guess the weight of the cake. Everybody welcome. Please support.
Club Officer Seminar: A coaching seminar for club officers takes place on Saturday the 9th of December in Croke Park. For those who have yet to reply, please complete the RSVP as soon as possible. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RSVP_Club_Coaching_Officer_Seminar
GAA Games Development Conference 2018: This conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, January 12th and 13th 2018 in Croke Park. The Conference will offer the 750 delegates attending an opportunity to access talks relating to key coaching issues in Gaelic games. Friday, January 12th will feature a Youth Development forum that will investigate many of the issues related to ensuring that player are provided with an adequate programme of games, appropriate to their needs and abilities. Speakers will present on a number of initiatives that have been developed to complement the formal games programme. Saturday, January 13th provides an opportunity for delegates to attend sessions from speakers of national and international renown covering topics relevant to the player, the coach, the game and the environment. Tickets cost €60 and are available to purchase from the dedicated ticket site.
Dromard Ladies Club Notes
Apology: For no Ladies Notes appearing lately due to our PRO taking a well deserved holiday.
Fuel Draw and Ladies AGM: Our AGM was held on Friday last during the first snow and ice of the year, which probably accounted for the low turnout. We nevertheless managed to fill our committee positions and we are grateful not only to those of you who made the effort to attend, but also to those who accepted positions in order to drive our club forward in 2018. Thank you all. For those parents unable to be there, can you contact Bernie to make arrangements to pick up your quota of Fuel Draw tickets for sale to your friends and relatives. As you know this is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we ask everybody to do their bit to provide funds to meet our early season bills for registration levies, competition fees etc. Tickets are also available to buy in our 3 local shops, Corrigan's Service Station, Gortermone Stores and Moyne Stores and we thank these local businesses for allowing us use those outlets. Once again there are 6 prizes valued at €1250 in total and sponsored by Corrigan Fuels, McNerney Turf Supplies, Gortermone Stores, Moyne Stores, Norman Hall Transport and the Reynolds Family and we greatly appreciate their help every year.
Happy Events: Following on from the birth of a baby son to Gloria Kavanagh, our Treasurer and ex-player, closely followed by another bouncing baby boy to Elaine Sheridan and Francis Murphy, our Senior Panel Managers, we have great delight in announcing yet another birth. This time a baby girl to Laura and Niall Brady, Annagh. With all the work and time Laura has invested over the years as player, trainer, manager etc in Dromard Ladies, there was surely never any doubt that she would produce a girl! And finally, to Imelda Reynolds, player, trainer and Secretary on her engagement to Brian. We congratulate all of you on your Good News and hope you will be happy in your lives going forward.
Birthdays: To 4 of our Ladies players: Evelyn Kiernan who is 8, Orfhlaith Mulligan who is 14 and from our Senior Panel our Captain Doireann Mimnagh, who also doubles as Registrar, and Player Chloe Connell. Happy birthday to all.