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Club Notes March 2016

posted 25 Mar 2016, 01:24 by Portaferry GAC Portaferry   [ updated 25 Mar 2016, 01:26 ]

MEMBERSHIPS – are now due for the season ahead. The fees are the same as last year. Could all players get their payments made ASAP, this is for insurance cover. Thank you.

DEFIB TRAINING - There will be defibrillator training in Saul Club rooms on Saturday 9th April at 10.30am. All clubs are very welcome to send members along for what is a vital piece of training. If you want to attend this, please go along.

WELL DONE - to our Senior Camogs on winning the annual Joe Boyle Memorial 9-a-side tournament last week in Corrigan Park, St Johns. Great way to start the season. Also thanks to the Boyle family for the continued invite.

FIRST AID COURSE – the club will be running a First Aid Course, if there are good numbers. This is also open to people from outside the club. Anyone interested email before 31March.

U6-U10 HURLING AND CAMOGIE - Training will start outdoors in the Park, every Friday night starting on Friday 8th April from 6.30pm-7.30pm, everyone welcome.

ST PATRICKS DAY IN THE PARK - was a great success and a great time was had by all. Thanks to those who contributed, organised, helped out and entertained. Also massive thanks to all those who chose to spend their St Patricks Day in our club. More entertainment in the club on Easter Sunday, music by the Chancers. Everyone welcome.

IRISH LANGUAGE CLASSES - We've all seen the ads on TV recently about the Liofa campaign. You can find out more about the scheme at the Liofa Workshop in the club on 31st March at 7pm. The aim of this session is to inform and inspire attendees to take an interest in maintaining and developing the native language. You will be given hints, tips and free resources to aid your learning. This scheme is for anyone and everyone. Anybody can sign up to the Liofa scheme but the club is hoping that people can use a group learning experience and give each other support and bring each other forward. Come along to the workshop, bring a friend and see what's on offer. If anyone already has knowledge of Irish that will be a boost but most will be starting from scratch. Check out the Liofa website for a look at what they are doing. Contact Jim Mullan with any enquiries 07886348894.

EASTER SUNDAY – music in the Clubhouse by ‘The Chancers’, 7pm to 10pm. Everyone welcome. No Entry fee.

LIP SYNC BATTLE – will be in the Club on Saturday 28th May, it’s the latest craze and will be great craic. Anyone interested give your name to any of the Fundraising/Entertainment Committee.

SEASON TICKET – is £30.00 and this entitles entry to home games for Senior Camogie, Senior Hurling, 2nds Hurling and 3rds Hurling. This is a great deal and TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE. If you have no season ticket and don’t pay at the gate, entry will be refused.

CLUB MONTHLY DRAW – this was a great success last year and starts on 27th March. It will be £10.00 per month and will run for 10 months. This is your club, please get involved. Payment to be made before 27th March. There will be a one off draw in December for all fully paid up members. (Amount to be confirmed when final draw numbers are all).

EASTER MONDAY TRACTOR RUN – it has been decided that all proceeds raised at this event will go towards the Parish graveyard. This is a very worthwhile cause and it should be supported greatly. Assemble from 12pm. Cul Camp 2016 - The Down GAA Coaching & Games Department are seeking expressions of interest from people who are keen to be involved in the 2016 Cúl Camps this coming summer. They are seeking people to fill the positions of Coaches and Assistant Coaches. It is essential that all applicants have completed both GAA Child Protection and Foundation Award training as an absolute minimum. Anyone wanting an application form, email The deadline for applications is 8th April, and applications wont be accepted after this date.

ACTION CANCER - are bringing the Big Bus back to Ballygalget on 1st April. This is open for our female members to attend. Thanks to Ballygalget GAC for the offer. Details on posters on Facebook.

NATIONAL LEAGUE CHALLENGE – has now been finished. We had 5 people on the same score, so winnings will be divided between Declan Magee, Declan Ennis, Jim McCourt, Davy Donaldson and Mark O’Neill. Thanks to all who entered and to Declan Magee for running it.

GAELTACHTA SCHOLARSHIP - The closing date is Thursday 14th April, no later than 5pm. Email for application form and info of who to send to. Please note you must include your GAA Registration Number. This can be obtained from our club, otherwise application can’t be accepted.