Collegeland GAC Notes – 19 March 2012

Collegeland O’Rahillys GAC


The first match of the new League is on this Sunday 25 March at 1.30 pm  in Collegeland when we welcome Silverbridge to our Armagh “” Intermediate Football League  fixture.

Collegeland O’Rahillys are a team rebuilding as we have lost a number of key players  due to emigration to Canada and Australia over recent weeks but the remaining players will give a good account of themselves against what we expect will be a strong Silverbridge team.  Our team  manager  Tommy Corr and assistant manager Leo McGeary  are confident that the O’Rahillys will put up a good challenge.   A large crowd is expected as  most other local teams will not have their first games until next week.


Collegeland O’Rahillys GAC appeals for more Club members to register before the fast approaching deadline for 2012.    Adult Silver £30 members are welcome but we also need another few more Gold members at £10 per month or £120 per year. 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.

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.


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.

Paula McNicholl’s Box n Tone classes continue on Thursday mornings.

Irish Dancing Classes continues on Tuesday nights with a new adult dancing class after the children’s classes.

Children’s camogie training continues on  Wed  nights  at 6.00pm at the Clubrooms.

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, or

Irish Stew and Culture Night

The  Irish Stew and Culture  Night  in celebration of St Patricks Day  was moved to the Sunday night as a mark of respect to the family of  local  man Seamus Connolly (RIP) who died suddenly on Thursday.


The free  Club Newsletter  is now available. 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.