Interested in hearing more about how to become involved in coaching our underage teams before you volunteer? Join us on Saturday 2nd Feburary at 3pm in our clubrooms to hear from Paddy Mohan.
Nathan Carter is the hottest property on the Irish Country Music scene and his first open air concert is in the Athletic Grounds on Saturday 20th April. Get your tickets now from http://armaghgaa.net/shop
Action Cancer Big Bus returns
The Action Cancer Big Bus is coming back to Collegeland GAA car park on 14th February. The Big Bus is owned and operated by Action Cancer, Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity and it’s coming to Collegeland for all the community. The large car park is a perfect location for the Big Bus. Services include Breast screening (Age 40-49 & 70+), MOT Health checks, Health Promotion and Training and Weight Management Assessment. Appointments run from 10am-3.20pm, anyone wishing to book an appointment can do so by calling the Action Cancer Big Bus team on 028 9080 3344.
Club Membership Day 10 February
This is an open invitation to adults and youth members to our Club Membership Day on Sunday 10 February in the Clubrooms between 2.00 and 5.00pm. A reminder that the Club provides for young people from under 8 right through to under 21 through Naomh Eoin and the Collegeland Camogie club. Youth membership is £5 and adults start at £30. More thirty-pound members are welcome but we also need another few more Gold members at £10 per month or £120 per year. You could win our Monthly Draw prize of £100.
See you on Sunday 10 Feb or you can contact Brian McGeary, Registrar; Frank Donnelly, Chair; Tommy Mitchell, Secretary ; Kieran Hayes, Treasurer; or Sean Maguire, Assistant Treasurer; or your usual Club contact.
We thank those parents and family members who already support the underage activities in a number of different ways. We would hope to see more families of our young Naomh Eoin and camogie players from the area as our Collegeland Club members. Sometimes people are wary of joining a Club in case they are expected to do something extra but at the same time wanting the Club to provide their children with training and football/camogie.
Coaching Talk. Are you interested in hearing more about coaching underage teams before you volunteer to help out. We need males and females for either under age football or camogie. Come along to the Clubrooms for an introductory talk on Coaching, led by Paddy Mohan, telling you what is involved. So drop in on Saturday 2nd Feb at 3.00pm or contact John McGeary, Coaching officer on 079 1716 3022.
Congratulations to Collegeland’s Tom Murphy on making the Armagh under 21 panel.
At the January Committee meeting the members unanimously endorsed the recommendation of the Football Sub Committee, led by Pat Brannigan, and appointed the new senior football team Managers – Brian Morris and Seamus Murphy.
The football season is fast approaching and will see Collegeland O’Rahillys in the 2013 Armagh Junior Football Championship and Junior League. Interestingly there is now a proposal to split the third Division into two groupings which would leave Collegeland playing against only the stronger Division 3 teams on a home and away basis. This proposal will be decided on by the County Board in due course.
Football training continues in Armagh on Monday nights.
St Brigid’s Crosses. St Brigid’s crosses will be made in St Peter’s Primary School on Friday morning 1st Feb at 10 am, so why not come along, everyone welcome. The St Brigid’s Crosses will then be available at masses in Loughgall and Collegeland this weekend.
Irish Dancing. The McBride School of Irish Dancing continues in the Collegeland Clubrooms on Tuesdays from 5.30 to 6.30 Beginners and 6.30 to 8.00 Advanced.
Publicity. The PR/ IT Sub Committee is now looking at all aspects of publicity so keep a watch on our website and Facebook as well as our next Newsletter. The Club is grateful to the Armagh and Dungannon Observers for their continued coverage of Club notes.
The Big Bus is owned and operated by Action Cancer, Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity and it’s coming to Collegeland on Thursday 14 February.
Services include Breast screening (Age 40-49 & 70+), MOT Health checks, Health Promotion and Training and Weight Management Assessment.
Appointments run from 10am-3.20pm, anyone wishing to book an appointment can do so by calling the Action Cancer Big Bus team on 028 9080 3344.
The latest club notes have been added. Click here to view current and historical club notes.
The AGM of Collegeland O’Rahilly’s GAC was held in the Clubrooms last Sunday evening.
Elections were chaired by Brendan McGeary, Club President who stated afterwards that he was really encouraged by the willingness of the members to take roles and work for the Club. Peter Donnelly, Club President, was also present.
Silver Membership will continue at £30 and Gold Membership will remain at £120 per year or £10 per month Direct Debit. Watch out for Membership Day in February.
Members received comprehensive reports from the Secretary and Treasurer. In the Chairman’s report Frank Donnelly spoke of the great progress that had been made in recent years in following through on the Club Development Plan by widening the membership and opening up the Club facilities to the community. He praised those involved with ladies exercise, culture and local history nights, fund raising events, and the Olympic Marathon charity fundraiser.
The incoming Committee;- Chairman, Frank Donnelly; Vice Chair, Pat Brannigan; Secretary, Tommy Mitchell; Assistant Secretary, Sean McNicholl; Treasurer, Kieran Hayes; Assistant Treasurer, Sean Maguire;; Registrar, Brian McGeary; PRO, Tommy Mitchell; Coaching Officer, John McGeary; Children’s Officer (Child Protection), Simon McGeary; Players Rep Karol McGeary; Youth Officer, Paraic McGeary; County Board Rep (senior and minor boards), Mickey Mitchell; Camogie Chair, Stephen Clancy; Camogie County Board Rep, Paula Donnelly; Irish Language Officer, Kevin McNicholl; Referee nominee, Shane Murphy:
Five Sub Committee were established (and chairs selected) on senior Football (Pat Brannigan); Finance and fundraising (Kieran Hayes); Coaching (John McGeary); Camogie (Stephen Clancy); PR/IT (Tommy Mitchell). These Chairs will draw on the expertise and interest of Committee Members who include;- Tom Murphy, Mary McGeary, Colm Mitchell, Barry O’Neill, Peter Murphy, Merissa McGeary, Ryan McParland, Matthew Murphy, Paul Hudson, Paddy Mohan, Kathleen Bullock, Brendan McGeary, Shane McGeary, Mary Coleman, Alisha Coney, Michelle Clancy, Brian Mitchell, Mairead Mitchell, Matthew Murphy. A small number of positions are to be filled at the first Committee meeting.
Reverend Father Eugene Sweeney PP Loughgall is to be invited to the position of Honorary Vice President.
Frank Donnelly led the members in the Our Father ( as gaeilge ) as we remembered deceased Club members and friends and those recovering from illness.
Prior to the AGM there was a great turn out for the senior players meeting. Players accept that 2013 will be an important year and that there are clear opportunities in both League and Championship. Training is now underway as Ronan Clarke is delivering an initial six week training module in Armagh for our senior footballers.
Reminder to all club members that the AGM will take place in the clubrooms at 3pm on Sunday 6th January. Reports will be heard on the 2012 year as well as electing a committee for 2013.
A players meeting will also take place before the AGM at 2pm. All players are asked to attend.