Crookedwood GAA Notes
We welcomed back our U7 & U9 boys and our U8 & U6 girls to the pitch on Friday evening. We had an excellent turnout with loads of new players picking up a hurl for the first time. It was fantastic to see all the kids having great fun and getting plenty of exercise. We would like to thank the coaches on the night, Niall O’Brien, JJ Flanagan, Enda Cahill, Tommy Casserly, John O’Mara, Hazel Loughrey, Sarah Downes, Ciaran McKenna, Shane McGovern, Oisin Boyle, Feichin Og Brennan. Also, thanks to our Covid supervisors Margaret Loughrey, Alva Whelan and Nicola Mulvaney who did an excellent job creating a safe environment for all. Finally, thanks to Shonagh Savage for her help on the preparation and on the evening itself. We are back again this Friday at 6.30pm start for boys and girls. Also keep an eye for our new dedicated nursery for 4 & 5 yr old's which will launch very soon
Child Safeguarding & Garda Vetting
Please note that Child Safeguarding, Garda Vetting and Foundation Coaching courses for all coaches is required and essential as part of GAA requirements. This is a great time to make sure you are up to date in all areas. If you need further clarification or information on available courses, please contact Niall O’Brien on 087-1473360
Community Employment Scheme
There are vacancies available to be filled asap in the Taghmon/Multyfarnham/Castlepollard community employment scheme. There are two caretaker vacancies in Crookedwood GAA Park and one caretaker vacancy in Crookedwood Village. Contact any club member or call Frank on 0449661894
Results for Thursday 29th April for a jackpot of €6,300: numbers drawn were 4,6,11,28. The jackpot was not won, and the following were the prize winners: Mark Browne (online), Rita Bardon, Mary Curran (annual sub). Our next draw will be on Thursday 13th May. Like all clubs, normal fundraising activities have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. To that end we are asking all club supporters, near and far to support our lotto as this is the only means we have available to pay the bills. You can now play online via the link; www.klubfunder.com and search for CrookedwoodGAAClub/lotto. It is easy to play and set-up an account if you wish to do so. For smartphone users there is also an app called Klubapp where you can select Crookedwood as your club and play the lotto at the touch of a button. This gives Crookedwood people all over the world a simple option to support the club. We are still accepting cash payments if the online method is not for you. There is also an option to pay in advance for a year, please contact any club member and the paperwork can be posted or emailed to you. Thank you for your continued support.
Membership is now due for 2021. It can be paid online on our Klubfunder page, please contact any committee member for more info or to pay your membership. The membership rates are as follows: Adult (over 18 player/mentor/committee) membership is €40, Family €80, Student (over 18) €30, Underage €25, Social Member (giving insured access to walking track) €25. Renewing online is straightforward but if anyone runs into difficulty please contact me on 087-7867663
National Club Draw Tickets
Tickets are now on sale for the GAA National Club Draw. The tickets are priced at €10 each and there are lots of quality prizes on offer, including a car. This is a risk-free opportunity for the club as all ticket sales monies goes directly into our club funds.
We would like to reassure you that Crookedwood GAA is available to help all in the community with anything and everything that needs to be done, e.g., to get your shopping, prescriptions, fuel supplies, etc. If you, or someone you know needs assistance, please contact any of the following or any committee member. Feichin Brennan (087-6744651), Gerry Butler (087-4129846), Derek Orme (086-8736636), Deirdre Orme (087-0547791), Ciaran McKenna (087-2777444), Barbara Orme (087-6103611).
Congrats to Sarah & Noel Yourell who welcomed baby Leah into their family a couple of weeks ago. We wish Sarah, Noel, big brother Jack and Leah all the best for the future.
We offer our sincerest condolences to Gerry Butler, and to all the Butler family on the passing of Gerry’s sister Veronica (Vera), Mullingar, who passed away recently.
The walking track will be open and lit up every evening for paid up members to avail of a safe area to exercise. Social distancing guidelines must be adhered to while using the track.
The hurlers began the league campaign on Saturday last with a home game against Galway. Westmeath were minus the service of a few regulars and were comprehensively beaten by one of the main contenders for the Liam McCarthy cup. Hopefully our next outing will bring a better day.
I can be contacted at 087-7867663 or via email at the following: [email protected]Tweet