Collegeland GAC Notes – 12 February 2013


The Committee and Members of Collegeland O’Rahillys GAC deeply regret the death of
Donal Magner (RIP), esteemed founding member, former player, and grandfather of our
young Naomh Eoin players Gareth and Daniel O’Hagan. Donal’s sporting interests were
not confined to gaelic football as he started a hurling team in Loughgall and also managed
St Peters Camogie team in Collegeland. Donal was well respected in sporting circles and
was a former Chairman of Armagh Camogie County Board. Members of Collegeland
O’Rahillys and members of the former St Peters Collegeland Camogie Club formed the
guard of honour at the funeral on Saturday.


The Registration Day was held on Sunday with a great response from the youth in particular.
Maybe it was the GAA National League and rugby on TV but a lot of adults now need
to be followed up. This takes up a lot of time from Committee Members who are all
volunteers. So we call on people to come forward with their membership subscription.
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. We are trying to compile better records so we would
ask members to complete the new Membership form. If we have all your details then you will
get an official GAA Membership Card produced by Croke Park in a few months.

For Membership you can contact Brian McGeary, Registrar; Frank Donnelly, Chair;
Tommy Mitchell, Secretary ; Sean McNicholl; Assistant Secretary; Kieran Hayes, Treasurer;
or Sean Maguire, Assistant Treasurer; or your usual Club contact.

Senior Football

The weekly indoor football training continues this Friday night. Contact Team Managers
or Sean McNicholl, Assistant Secretary, for directions and information.

Committee Meeting. Next Committee Meeting Wed 13 Feb at 8.30pm.

Action Cancer Big Bus returns.

The Action Cancer Big Bus is coming back to Collegeland GAA 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. 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 at this, or any other venue, can do so by calling the Action Cancer Big Bus team
on 028 9080 3344.

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.