Collegeland GAC Notes – 29 January 2013

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.

Senior Football

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.