Edenderry GAA Club Notes (February 27)

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly



Edenderry GAA

Edenderry GAA notes

Sad passing of Edenderry and Offaly Gael Liam Moran

Gaels of Edenderry were saddened to learn of the passing of Liam Moran, an Edenderry and Offaly legend.  An Edenderry GAA Hall of Fame recipient in 2012, the former net minder played 26 times for his County between 1954-1958, including 8 Championship appearances and 18 League appearances. Liam played in Goal in Offaly's famous win over Louth in the first ever O'Byrne Cup in 1954.  He put in a Man of the Match performance in the 0-10 to 1-05 victory. He won two County Championships with Edenderry, 1953 and 1957. He played in goal in 1953 and corner forward in 1957.  Liam hurled also and picked up a Junior medal in 1953 and an Intermediate medal in 1954 and hurled at Senior level in 1955-1956. Liam took on committee roles when his playing days finished and was delighted to be recognised in 2012 and inducted into the Edenderry GAA Hall of Fame.  Of course he will always be remembered by generations in Edenderry owing to his friendless and helpfulness when he successfully ran his bicycle shop in O'Connell Square. Everyone in Edenderry GAA offer our heartfelt Condolences to Liam’s wife Shirley, Sons Mark and Paul and Daughter Rhona, extended family and friends. Ar dheis

Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Club Membership Registration

Our Membership Registration is now open online for 2017. This year we are offering members the opportunity to play our Development Lotto for the year at a discounted rate when they pay membership. The higher your membership fee, the greater your lotto discount. Ladies membership can also be paid to any ladies committee member. Final Date for club membership payment is the 31 st March 2017. See www.edenderrygaa.com for more details.


Bingo and Lotto draw takes place every Sunday Night at 8pm in the Clubhouse, Doors open at 6:45, ample supervised car parking on the GAA grounds. Congratulations to Willie Ayres who won the €1000 flyer game one on the night, the SNOWBALL game now stands at €1600. The lotto jackpot now stands at €7800. Draw takes place on Sunday night at Bingo

Blood Transfusion

Monday March 13th the Blood Transfusion Board will be in Edenderry GAA. Blood donors urgently required.

Edenderry GAA PRO Email service

An Email service has been setup by Edenderry Gaa in conjunction with PRO role within the club, if you have any information or communications that you as an Edenderry cub member want published send it to pro.edenderry.offaly@gaa.ie . Please send any match reports, photo’s etc as it will not be possible to physically attend all matches that the club are involved in.

Edenderry GAA Nursery programme

Well done to all the boys and girls who started their football journey with on us on Saturday last in the Edenderry GAA hall, the 7 week programme is to prepare for the upcoming CUL REDZ programme. The time is 11:00am to 12:00. This is an indoor games programme for children of 5-6 year olds (boys and girls born 2011-2012). All are welcome to join and avail of the fun filled coaching that is available. See www.edenderrygaa.ie for more details.

Offaly Senior football

Offaly played Louth in O’Connor Park, on Sunday last. Unfortunately Offaly went down on a score line of Offaly 0-14, Louth 2-13. Representing Edenderry GAA on the panel are Sean Pender (Captain), David Hanlon, and Sean Doyle.

Mid Term Disco

Thank you to all the children who turned up to our Mid Term disco on Friday night last, it was a great night and a great success. See Edenderry Facebook page for some photos of the night. The next Disco will take place on Friday the 7th of April.

Tullamore Court Hotel U21 Football championship semi Final

St Patricks v Durrow in Gracefield at 8pm on Friday 3rd March.

Offaly ladies football

Congratulations to Offaly senior Ladies who defeated Limerrick on a score line of Offaly 1-14, Limerick 1-03 in Martinstown, Kilmallock, Co: Limerick last Saturday, Representing Edenderry on the Offaly panel is Sarah Cummins. Offaly are playing in Division 3 and their remaining fixtures are against, Tipperary (Mar 18 th ), Meath (Mar 26 th ), Down (Apr 2 nd )

Coaches and Managers

We are currently have vacancies within our club for people to get involved in the training and managing teams in hurling, Men’s and Ladies football. If you are interested please contact 0868332832. We are especially looking for coaches from U8 to Minor level within our hurling teams, we would like to build on the foundations that are in place and build on the success of the last year.

Recruitment of Referees

The Offaly county board are looking to recruit new referees. If you are interested in taking up refereeing this year, please contact Deirdre Kearney Referees administrator on 0868453347 or deidrescakes3@gmail.com

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