Killanny GAA Notes 09.03.2023
Results for 5th March 2023 draw… 17, 18, 20 & 26 – No jackpot winner!
Weekly prize winners €20 each – Pauline Grimes D/D, David Gartlan D/D, Mary Quinn, Buckets & Victor Nelson
Next week’s jackpot will be €1,600 !!
Draw will be held next Sunday night – €2 each or 3 for €5. Thanks for your support.
We play our last match in the Ulster League this Sunday when we welcome Culloville Blues to Pairc Eanna for a 12pm throw-in
Our Dinner Dance was held in The Shirley Arms Hotel last Saturday night and what a night it was! Shortly after 8pm with everyone seated, our Chairman Brian Shevlin said a few pre-dinner words and welcomed everyone. After what could only be described as a fantastic meal, Brian took to the mic again in summarising what was a great year for our club, the highlight being our success in the Junior League winning the Dr.Ward Cup and returning to the Intermediate ranks for 2023. Our management team Fra, Paddy & Jimmy then presented all the players with their medal with Fra emphasising the ambitions for 2023. The next award went to our Player of the Year and the management team decided on joint recipients of Oisin Burns & Killian Collins. I must say having watched all of our games last year that both players certainly stood out in their performances on a consistent level all year so well done Oisin & Killian. It was then to our Hall of Fame recipient and this year went to Micheál Quinn. Micheál was certainly deserving of this award as he has served his time as a player, mentor, volunteer and avid supporter of Killanny Geraldine’s all his life. It was certainly a great moment for Micheál and he was delighted to be able to share this with his family who had come to support him on the night. There was also a presentation of a bunch of flowers to Micheal’s wife Brigid. We also had a special achievement award for Adam Grimes for his tireless efforts with the team all year, always on hand to help with the kit and water bottles – well done Adam. With Brendan McCahey waiting in the wings to kick off the music there was just time for our draw and thanks very much to all our sponsors who donated prizes on the night. Brendan & his band then entertained us late into the night and capped off a wonderful evening for everyone. A special mention also needs to go to Jim McBride & his staff in The Shirley Arms on the success of the event. Roll on next year!!
Club membership fees are now due and this year non-playing Adults will be €50. Juvenile membership will be €50 for first child, €90 for 2 same family children & €125 for 3 or more same family children.
Monaghan Senior Team
It was a rather disappointing display in Salthill against Galway last Sunday where a win would have left us safe in Div 1 for another year but a lack lustre showing in the 2nd half saw us miss the opportunity. A break now for 2 weeks until an all-important match with Tyrone in Clones which is a must-win.
Underage Coaches Needed!!
We Still Need You!! Calling all parents of underage players – we need some new coaches to facilitate all our younger teams for the year ahead, from U-7’s upwards. This is a great opportunity to get on the coaching ladder and training courses will be available form official Monaghan GAA platforms. Any & all help is appreciated. If interested, please contact Martin Burns (Children’s Coaching Officer) on 086-3471431
Juvenile competitions for this year 2023 will U-11, U-13, U-15 & U-17 along with an early U-18 competition. For 2024 competitions will revert to U-12, U-14, U-16 & U-18.
Save the date – Community Games Fundraising Disco – Friday 31st March 7.30 – 9pm in the Community Centre – all ages from 6 to 15 welcome.
Well done to Genevieve O’Neill on making the Monaghan U-14 panels for 2023. Best of luck this Saturday in the Ulster Championship away to Tyrone & Antrim in Rock GAA club at 12.30pm