Nollaig Shona: Gaeil Triucha would like to wish a Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year to all our players, coaches, members and supporters. We also thank everyone associated with the club for their continued involvement and hard work of a hugely successful and rewarding 2014 for Gaeil Triucha CLG.
Christmas Party Night: in St. Mellans is being held this Saturday night, 20th December. Capacity is near full so book before this Thursday evening to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be taken for family groups, friends or local businesses. Live band on the night. Contact Gary 086 8368417 for bookings.
Lotto Jackpot now €1,400: There was no winner of last week jackpot prize of €1,200. The numbers drawn last week were: 2, 14, 15, 17. There were 2 match 3 winners each receiving €50: Deirdre O’Donaghue-Emyvale & Raymond McKenna-Emyvale. Sellers Prize: Josie Brady & Roisin Donaghue. Next week’s jackpot is €1,400. Check Team for next week: Ursula’s.
Club Shop/DVDs: The double DVD boxset of our All Ireland win is available is the essential Christmas holiday viewing and a great gift for Christmas. Priced at €20, it includes the full All Ireland final as well as highlights of the matches enroute to Croke Park. The DVD also carries interviews with players and supporters as well as footage from the homecoming. The DVDs were excellently produced by Lavery Photo and can be purchased in the club shop. Club merchandise orders can be made to Eilish on 0877857680. The shop is open this Thursday between 7-8pm, and next Monday (22nd) and Tuesday (23rd) between 7pm and 8.30pm.
AGM: Our AGM is being held on Friday 2nd January at 7.30pm in St. Mellans.
Walking: The floodlights at the juvenile pitch will be turned on each Tuesday and Thursday evening between 7-8pm to facilitate those wishing to utilise the running track.
Under 8s and 10s – continue each Friday at 6.30 in Carrickroe.
Juvenile Championships. Friday evening past the 12th of December saw most of the juvenile county singles championship finals played, we had players in 4 finals on the night, in the U12 girls final Eithne Boyle played Lousie Mc Ginnity from the Harps but lost 15-7, 15-6, Eithne played very well throughout and give a brilliant account of herself in the final, the U13 girls final is still to be played this week between Tara Mc Meel & Aoife Teirney, in the U16 girls final Lauren Treanor lost to Lucy Mc Donald from Emyvale 15-6, 15-10, it was a good outing for Lauren but the bit more experience from Lucy proved the difference, in the U15 boys final Gary Mohan was up against Hubert Sheinbach from the Harps, in the first game Gary was trying to get to grips with the power serving and found the going hard and lost 15-5, but in the 2nd game he settled better and proved a worthy opponent with some nice shots of his own throughout but lost it 15-8, with some basic errors on Gary’s behave is shows that with a bit more practice this certainly would have been a much tighter affair, the U16 final was an all club county final as cousins Ryan & Aaron Mohan battled for the title, the first game was a bit flat as Ryan found it hard getting to grips with Aaron’s killing and passing shots and went down 15-5, the second proved a tighter affair as it was nip & tuck with neither giving much away and Ryan took it 15-12, the 3rd game also proved its’ worth as both players went at it and had some great shots and kills throughout but Aaron began to tire and Ryan powered on to take it and the title 15-8, this was a game worthy of being a final, the U17 final between Gary Mc Kenna(D) & James Mc Cague from Tydavnet was played Tuesday past the 16th but I had no results for the these notes, so good luck to our 3 remaining finalists.
Mono League. The Mono League is on going, would captains try to get any outstanding games played during the holidays if a day suits players.
New Jerseys The new handball jersey is now available and it’s moving fast so to secure yours’ contact Kevin ASAP, we have 6 sizes available, 10-12 yr old, 13-14 yr old, adult small, medium, large and a few X large, the 2 juvenile sizes are priced at 25 Euro, and the other 4 adult sizes are 40 Euro, Kevin can de contacted on 0866030670.
Goggles. Goggles still available for anyone that wishes to buy a pair, 10 euro each, contact Declan on 0877720018, one size fits all, also Balls available from Declan “Dark Blue”, “Challenger 2” & “Sky Bounce” so all age groups are catered for.
Christmas Break. All the Juvenile coaching will be taking a break for a few weeks now as the festive season kicks in, all training and leagues will resume week beginning the 5th of January so don’t be eating too many of the sweets and for the younger ones watch the skies for you know who coming so get to bed early on the 24th.