GAA notes from clubs around Offaly (January 16)
Na Fianna GAA Club
Na Fianna Football Members Registration Day will take place on Saturday the 17th of February from 12.30pm to
3.30pm in the Clubhouse in Geashill. All new and existing members are requested to come along on the day and
register for the year.
Na Fianna GAA Football Club would like to extend Deepest Sympathy to the Family of the Late Eddie Dunne, Late
of Daingean and formally Ballinagar who passed away last weekend. RIP.
Raheen GAA Club
The numbers drawn in the Lotto draw which took place on Monday 08 January 2018 were 01 08 17 25. There was No
Jackpot winner of €10,400 and 3 Match 3 Winners (Anne Brady C/O Brid Hinch; Brigid & Molloy C/O Killeigh P/O;
Catherine Guilfoyle C/O A O’Rourke) (€70 Each). Next week’s draw will take place in Direen’s, Cloneygowan on Monday
22 January 2018.
Members are asked to renew their membership as soon as possible but all membership must be paid by the end of
February 2018. Subscriptions are Playing Members €30, Students €20 & Non Playing Members €20 & OAP’s: €15.
Payments can be given to Membership Officers Paddy Bracken or Eddie Kaye. New members are very welcome.
SUPPORT RAHEEN GAA CLUB - GAA National Club Draw
Prizes include a New Car, Corporate Package to the 2018 All Ireland Football and Hurling Finals and Shopping Vouchers.
For full list of prizes and terms check out www.gaa.ie/clubzone/national-club- draw . Draw takes place on Thursday 08
March 2018 and All Tickets & Money must be Returned by Saturday 02 February 2018. Tickets cost €10 each with all
funds raised on tickets sold through Raheen GAA Club being retained by the club. Tickets can be obtained from John
Hackett, Liam Boland, Eddie Kaye, any Committee Member or Player. All Support would be appreciated.
Raheen GAA Club would like to extend Deepest Sympathy to the Family of the Late Eddie Dunne, Late of Daingean and
formally Ballinagar who passed away last weekend. RIP.
Ballycumber GAA Club
The fourth Table Quiz of the season was a great success in Stewarts on Friday night. Many thanks to Claire and Conor Connelly who supplied and asked the questions. Thanks also to Jimmy Stewart and staff for their hospitality and to all who supported the quiz. All participants are entered in the GAA National Club Draw 2018.
GAA National Club 2018
GAA National Club Draw 2018 tickets are on sale from Committee members and from players. There are wonderful prizes on offer including a Renault Dynamique, All Ireland Final packages including match tickets and overnight accommodation in The Croke Park Hotel with dinner for two and numerous Shopping Vouchers. The closing date for buying tickets is fast approaching.
The Annual General Meeting of the Club will be held in the Clubroom on Friday next the 19th January at 8pm. All members are requested to attend. New members are especially welcome and all offers of help will be gratefully accepted.
Save the Date
Friday 19th October is the date for the Club’s Dinner Dance in the Bridge House. The members of the 1968 Senior Football Championship winning team will be Guests of Honour.
Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of former Chairman of Ballinagar GAA Club and well known referee Eddie Dunne.
Ballycumber GAA History Group are collecting information on the many men from this area who fought in World War 1. The Group would appreciate any information that would help them produce a fitting memorial.
The lotto numbers drawn this week were 7,12,13.31. No jackpot winner, one match three winner. Next week’s draw will be held in Flynn’s of Grogan on Monday night for a jackpot of 5600 euros.
Play lotto on line at www.locallotto.ie until 8pm on Monday or buy tickets from local shops, pubs and from usual lotto sellers.
Rhode GAA Club
Rhode GAA Transformation
Rhode GAA Transformation week 2 of 6 has officially Kicked of on Monday 15th of January in Rhode GAA Hall with events kicking off with a cooking Demo and talk on healthy eating and staying on track th followed by registration of participant's .. Also available to participants is the weigh-ins /blood pressure check by registered nurses which will be carried out weekly to track their loss if they so wish.
There is something for everyone young and old with workshops, talks and demos taking place every week of the six weeks with Diabetes Ireland carrying out screening.
See our Facebook page for Week 2 Schedule
Membership is now due and can be paid to the following membership officers listed, Patricia McManus, Orla Kilmurray, Ger Noonan, Ger Hynes, Pat FitzGerald, Joe Malone, Oliver Murphy, Jody Kilmurray, James Murphy , John Glennon ,Tracey Murphy , Robert Kellaghan and Mary Hannon up to the 31st of March 2018.
The Membership Rates are as Follows:
Player ( including Insurance)- €75
Family (2 adults and all Children)- €75
Single Adult- €30
Student /student player -€20
O.A.P,s - €5
There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 8th of January for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 5 7 11 24. The club would like to thank all those who supported the draw and thanks to O'Toole's for the use of their premises and for their help and cooperation. The following matched three numbers and received €25.
The Rhode GAA Lotto is the main source of income the club has and now you can play online through our website. The good news is when you play the lotto online you are entitled to free draws, for example, pay for seven draws, receive the eighth one free, pay for fourteen draws receive two free and so on. In other words, the more you play the more free draws you are entitled to.
Massive Congratulations to Ronan and Mairead Heavey on the birth of their Daughter Charlotte.
Gracefield GAA Club
Race Night/Awards Night
Gracefield GAA Club would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraising race night on Dec 2, from everyone who sponsored races and bought horses to those who came along on the night to join in the betting fun. Your support is always very much appreciated.
2017 Award Recipients
Adult Footballer of The Year: Rory Allen
Adult Hurler of the Year: Ryan Havill
Young Footballer of the Year: Anthony Murphy
Young Hurler of the Year: Jamie Hanlon
Clubperson of the Year: Ailish Higgins
Score of the Year: Jason Slattery
Following our 2017 AGM on Jan 13 the elected officers for 2018 are…
Chairman: John Scully
Vice Chairs: Jack Byrne & Finty Maher
Secretary: Collette O’Reilly
Asst. Sec: Clare Keegan
Treasurer: Mick Gallagher
Juvenile Chairman: Robert Moore
Juvenile Secretary: Ailish Higgins
Child Welfare Officer: Debbie Scully
Health Officer: Robert Moore
Finance Mgr: Joe Byrne
Safety Officer: Pat Keegan
Life President: James Brady
Club President: Tadgh Bryan
Field Chair: Padraig Maher
PRO: Ailish Higgins.
Juvenile indoor hurling will commence again on Thursday the 25th January for another 6 week programme in Port GAA hall, from 7pm to 8pm, this is for U11 yrs down, cost €3 per child...beginners are welcome, hurls and helmets provided.
We are running a 6 week Skills Development Course for football players that are turning 12, 13 and 14 yrs old in 2018. Started Mon Jan 15th in the Port Community Centre from 7pm to 8pm. Cost is €3 per player... new players are welcome.
U17 Football Training has now started and takes place on Mon and Fri evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, new and returning players very welcome.
There was no winner of this weeks draw held on Mon Jan 15.
Numbers drawn were: 1-22-24-30
Winners of €50 each were: Deirdre Doyle, Adam Fitzpatrick, Ned Murray, Martina Wilmot and Finbar Rosney. Promoters prize: Donna Dooley
Next week's Lotto will be €4200
If you have a story for us, sports news, an event happening in your area, or if you want to submit pictures or videos, contact the Offaly Express team via email to email@example.com, or through our Facebook.