Edenderry GAA Club Notes (February 5)

Damian Moran


Damian Moran

This week’s notes for Edenderry GAA Club. E-mail your notes to damian@offalyexpress.ie.

This week’s notes for Edenderry GAA Club. E-mail your notes to damian@offalyexpress.ie.


Sat 8th Feb: Div. 1 FL V Clara (Home) 2.30

Sun 9th Feb: Div. 3 FL V Ferbane (Home) 11.30



The Offaly Football Leagues commence this coming weekend with Round 1 in both Division 1 & 2 for Edenderry’s Senior and Junior Teams. This is an earlier start than usual and with the poor weather there has been little opportunity to get some game time in.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media closer to the time of the fixture as our pitch is very heavy at the moment. The weather is not set to improve this week and therefore the fixtures may be moved from the main pitch.



Committee members are currently out selling tickets for the GAA’s National Draw. This is an exciting draw being administered by Croke Park with a wide range of excellent prizes. Please support the draw as all ticket money raised will go toward the running of the Club in 2014. The monies will be used to assist all teams in the club with expenses for 2014 from CÚL REDZ to Senior. The tickets can also be purchased on-line a www.edenderrygaa.com



A meeting will be held next week for all persons interested in helping out underage coaching in 2014. The Coaching & Games Committee and Bord na Nog Committee has been working hard over the past few weeks to recruiting coaches. They have identified a shortage of coaches for underage Hurling and a big push is on to find people interested in giving a few hours to look after one of our underage teams. The open meeting will be advertised heavily and we would encourage all those interested in coaching football and particularly hurling to come along and get involved.



Keep Saturday the 8th of March free in your diary, as the club will host a Gala evening in the Clubhouse. The ‘Annual Night of the Reds’ which incorporates the Awards night and launch of the Easter Rising promises to be a night not to be missed. Tickets for the night will be on sale in the coming weeks and at 10 euro they represent great value for a seated buffet, live music and great company. The victorious Minor League winning team will also be presented with medals on the night. We would hope to see members young and old and also those that have not being involved for some years – you are always welcome back for a good night.



Hurling Coaching for U8 Boys and Girls continues every Tuesday evening in the St. Mary’s School Hall at 6pm. This is a great introduction to our National Game and attending children get an opportunity to try out the skills of hurling in a fun environment. New players always welcome. Edenderry will be entering teams in the upcoming North Kildare Spring Leagues and these young players will get a chance to test their skills whilst representing the Club.



Our underage Ladies indoor training season is up and running and we had a huge turnout of over 90 girls attending the first session on Friday last. Big thanks to all coaches and parents who helped out on the night. Training takes place in St. Mary’s Secondary School hall every Friday evening and times are 5-6pm for under 8 and 10s (girls born in 2004-2007)and 6-7pm for under 12s (girls born in 2002 and 2003). All welcome to attend and reminder to parents to bring drinks for their child. Thanks.



U14 Ladies training Thursday evening at 6pm at the “Centre Field” Astro turf on the school lane. New players welcome. Please wear runners and bring €2 for pitch hire. PLEASE NOTE: It is now compulsory to wear mouth guards at all training sessions and matches.



In an effort to increase participation at Adult level the Club will be entering a 3rd Adult team in the Championship at Junior ‘B’ level. It is hoped that this side will cater for those that don’t have the time to commit to a full training schedule required for Senior & Junior ‘A’ and will act as a social team for the club. We believe this will attract the younger ‘recreational’ player and the ‘older’ retired players. Keep posted for more news on this item.



The club are delighted to announce that in conjunction with Derry Rovers we will be hosting the sequel to the Easter Rising Fight Night on Easter Saturday 19th APRIL next. This was an amazing success last year and we hope that this years event will also be supported by the local community.



The rates for 2014 are as follows; €80 – Family Membership (2 Adults and all children under 18); €75 – Adult Player (€35 rate for student/unemployed); €20 – Non-playing Adult; €30 – Youth Player (U8-U18); €5 – Senior Citizen

By joining Edenderry GAA you become a members of the family of Gaelic Games and Culture in Edenderry, that includes Football, Hurling & Ladies Football.

Some facts about GAA membership that you may not know;

Once you join a GAA club, membership continues for life unless the person resign in writing or is expelled.

However the rights of any member is conditional upon the member paying their annual fee.

Only full members that pay their fee prior to 31st March 2014 will have voting rights at the 2014 AGM.

All members are registered in the GAA Database in Croke Park and have a unique ID

All players, team mentors, committee members and full members carrying out duties on behalf of the club are fully covered by the GAA insurance policy.

From 2014 all players at all levels must wear a mouth guard – a player can be sent off for not having a mouth guard and their insurance is null and void if they play without one.



A very important reminder to all players at all levels in the Club – from 1st Jan 2014 all players must wear a mouth-guard in all official training sessions and games. A players insurance is null and void if he fails to wear a guard. The club expect 100% compliance.


Draw held at Bingo on Sunday 26th January

Numbers Drawn 6,8,9,12 Bonus 5
Match 4 plus Bonus Jackpot €3,300: No Winner
Match 4 Jackpot €1,300: No Winner 
There were 6 Match 3 winners and they won €35 each.
They were:
Kitty Aspell C/o Bingo
Kate O’Reilly C/o Bingo
Liz Young C/o Bingo
Anne Brennan, Ticknevin
Joe Moore C/o Bingo
Kitty Aspell C/o Bingo