Good to be back
The first meeting of the New Year took place in the club rooms on Monday night past. There was a great crowd there with a renewed sense of optimism for the year ahead. There were many topics discussed which led to great engagement on the night.
Everyone was in agreement that there is a lot to look forward to this year.
It was the first official meeting under the auspices of one club and it was fantastic to see the wider contribution from across the floor from all the various groupings within the club. In relation to the ladies club we heard that we will be entering two new codes , Under 16 ladies and Junior with help from members of the club. This is fantastic to see and exactly what the One club espouses.
One of the key items the club discussed was the proposed county board championship. There will be a board meeting this week to clarify some of the areas and the club itself will recommend how to vote on the structure. There was much debate on this issue and I’m sure it will bring diverse opinion and commentary over the next few weeks.
The five year plan will also be discussed shortly at a meeting of the club.
There was no winner of the draw Monday night. Numbers drawn were: 6, 15, 16, 29
Lucky dip winners were:
- Liam O' Sullivan
- Pa Walsh
- Deirdre Curran
- Tom Thornhill
- Andrew Monaghan
- Ronan Fenton
Thanks for your support.
Jackpot next time Monday February 7th €5400.
You can now play online at https://smartlotto.ie/kildorrery-gaa/ Please drop books into Monaghans by 6pm on Sunday.
Kildorrery Home Bingo books are now on sale in Centra, Post Office, Community Office & Maxol. Snowball prize this week is €450.
Drive in Bingo will be scheduled for Early February once the weather get a little bit warmer.
Thank you Tom
The club would like to extend its sincere thanks to Tom Fox who retired as club caretaker this year. Thank you Tom for your continued service and loyalty to the club. You have done an incredible job and we know you will be at hand to help your successor. On that note if you are interested in takin on this role for the club please reach out to any of the officers.
Best wishes were expressed to Tom Monaghan Cork also who is recovering from minor surgery. Get well Tom and we’ll see you in the clubrooms soon.
Best wishes were also expressed to Danny Sheehan and family who shut the doors in the pub for the last time over the Christmas period. The hilltop Lounge was the centre of many a great night in our GAA history and Dannys late dad Seamus was exceptional when it came to supporting the club be it from a box of taytoes to filming matches and festival parades. We wish you well Dan and thank you for everything.
Congrats were expressed to Club Stalwart the ever present Ned Dwane who retired from a lifetime of service to the Civil Service before Christmas. Enjoy your retirement Ned. Well deserved. Looking forward to seeing you put all that extra time into the club!! Congrats were also expressed to another Club Stalwart Dave Roche and his wife Sarah on the birth of their new daughter Sally Hannah. Finally main Street resident Michael Collins was congratulated on reaching the milestone of 100. Well done Michael. Congratulations to Presentation Senior Comogie team members from the club. They were officially crowned county champions! Pres played a fantastic match with the final score coming to 5-11 for Pres and 3-5 to St Mary’s. Well done to all the players, Mr. Cremins and Ms Casey!
In relation to the season ahead Stevie Kent and Tom Thornhill spoke of the work ongoing with the Hurlers and Footballers respectively. There is a lot of confidence that the proper building blocks for the year ahead are being set down.
Best of luck
The club would like to wish Ballygiblin the best of luck in the forthcoming all Ireland final as well as Sean O Donnell who is involved with ballygunnar from a senior perspective.
Votes of Sympathy
Votes of sympathy were expressed to the McCarthy,Donovan and Butler families on their recent bereavements.
Please reach out to the club if we can be of any support at any time.
Next meeting will take place on Monday 31st January.