Collegeland O’Rahillys GAC
The big push on membership continues for the next few weeks. Collegeland O’Rahillys GAC appeals for more Club members to register before the fast approaching deadline for 2012.
If you missed our well attended Membership Day then please contact any Committee member as it is important. We want to have our 2012 membership finalised in the next few weeks but definitely by the GAA HQ deadline for registration of 31 March.
A reminder that the Club provides training and games for young people from under 8 right through to under 21 through the Naomh Eoin joint structure and the Collegeland has recently started a camogie club with almost 30 young girls already registered. Youth membership is £5 and adult membership starts at £30.
We would hope to see more families of our young Naomh Eoin 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.
More adult Silver £30 members are welcome but we also need another few more Gold members at £10 per month or £120 per year. We already have sixty Gold members but ideally we would want to increase this to 75 Gold members. You could win our Monthly Draw prize of £100, at present that gives Gold members a twelve in sixty chance i.e. a one in five chance of winning, not bad odds. The £100 Draws for Jan, Feb and March are due to be held soon so if you pay your £120 cash or cheque within the next week then you can be included in these three draws also. Don’t miss out.
Gold Members will also be in the first preference category for county championship tickets. That local county derby Armagh v Tyrone is fast approaching so you might want to improve your chances of getting tickets.
A small number of last year’s members have not yet renewed their membership so this is your chance to make your payment arrangements. You can contact Frank Donnelly, Chair; Tommy Mitchell, Secretary; Brian McGeary, Registrar; Kieran Hayes, Treasurer; or Stephen Clancy, Assistant Treasurer or your usual Club contact.
You can download the membership and bank Standing Order forms off our website www.collegelandorahillys.com
The first challenge game of the new season was against Brocagh looking out over Lough Neagh. This was a great workout and gave manager Tommy Corr and assistant manager Leo McGeary a good opportunity to see our players in real competitive action. But we travelled with the bare minimum of fifteen players as we still have a number of injuries and unavailable players.
Paula McNicholl’s Box n Tone classes continue on Thursday mornings.
The Sport NI sponsored Active Ladies continues on Monday night, only a few weeks left so don’t miss this free opportunity. Bus leaves Clubrooms at 7pm
Irish Dancing Classes continues on Tuesday nights.
We were delighted to see that thirty young girls attended the recent Collegeland camogie training. Training continues on Wed 29 February at 6.00pm at the Clubrooms. Coaches Margaret Corr and Alicia Coney are grateful for the help from other young ladies who have agreed to help out. Our Camogie training is open for all primary school ages P1 to P7 and those in first year at secondary level. All equipment is supplied.
CCCDA Computer Classes
Two computer classes are well underway on Mondays and Fridays. A new introductory Beginners Course in Computers will be starting soon. Gain confidence in computer skills in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. The “GET IT” is a six week course for 2 hours one night a week costing £30. You can learn a range of practical skills and then with your new found confidence progress to a 16 week level 1 Learn IT class for free. Topics to be Covered;- Using emails; use the internet; upload and save photos; use Microsoft Word basics; Facebook; Skype your Friends; Use pens and Storage. Contact:- Brendan McGeary on 077 4009 9852 or Doreen Lappin, Community Development Officer, Southern Regional College, Armagh. Tel: 028 37512833 Mobile: 07736 336 152; Email, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Watch out for the Club Newsletter due out this weekend. More advertisers are needed so we would appeal for any businesses looking for a small £10 per month advert to contact Frank Donnelly, Chairman or any Committee member.
Irish Stew and Culture Night
An Irish Stew and Culture Night in celebration of St Patricks Day will be held in Collegeland Clubrooms on Friday 16 March. Music, song and dance. Guest appearance by some of Jigs and Reels performers from the excellent show in the Ryandale. Tickets £5, contact John Mitchell, Sean Maguire, Paula Donnelly, Mary McGeary, or Maureen Donnelly.