Collegeland GAC Notes – 7 May 2012

Collegeland GAC Club Notes

Intermediate League –Home


Collegeland O’ Rahilly’s had Middletown as visitors to the Father Mc Knight Memorial Park on Sunday 6th  May for the Intermediate League Fixture. Collegeland opened the scoring with a point by Brian McGeary. Middletown replied with a point.  Karol Mc Geary then had a point for Collegeland and Middletown then levelled again after six minutes. Collegeland then took the lead again in the 10th minute through a point by Nathan Mc Parland the visitors then  kicked 4 wides before they drew level again in the 21st minute. It was all Middletown at this stage they had another three wides late in the first half before Macartan Mc Geary made a great save in the dying seconds of the half.

On the restart it was Middletown who added three points in a row. Collegeland had four wides before they registered two  points by Nathan Mc Parland and Paul Cullen to cut the score to a single point.  Back came Middletown with two quick points in the 17th and 18th minutes. Collegeland then had points by Paul Cullen and Ryan M Parland and again cut the deficit to one point before Middletown added two late points to win the game. Final score Collegeland 0-7 Middletown 0-10.


Next  fixture in the Intermediate League is away to Madden next Sunday  13 May.


St Pauls were the visitors for the Reserves match on Wed night and it was good to see a few more players making themselves available. We are still waiting  for a few injuries to clear up and should then have a bigger panel to choose from.   Young Gary McCann had another goal so hopefully he will keep this up.  Next Reserves match is this  Wed 9 May away to Ballyhegan.


The following Wed will see the first games in the B Championship. Please note that all players are expected to respond to texts from the two management teams.


The Clubrooms continue to be well used with the latest group being the Mother and Toddler Group who meet on Tuesday mornings.


Irish dancing continues on Tuesday nights and finishes each night with a new adult dancing class. Contact Cathy for more information.


Senior football training, Naomh Eoin and Camogie youth training  and matches  leave the Club facilities really well used every week but there are still some timeslots available for groups who want to use the facilities for the benefit of the community.


Well done to the under 12 Camogs who took part in the Keady Blitz last Saturday.


It has been a busy few weeks for all  the underage coaches and the younger Naomh Eoin teams have now started their football season.  During the week the under 8s played Clann na Gael  and put up a great team performance.  These young players are out again on Saturday morning at 11am with separate matches for under 6’s and under 8s  playing tteams from  Wolf Tones.


The Club is always needing a little extra help with underage activities and training  so even if you are not a coach you can still help at the children’s training as the younger ones do need a lot of help and attention while they learn to cope with training methods.  Of course  Access NI screening will be carried out to ensure the safety of all children but if just offer your help to the Club coaches they will take it from there.


First Aid Course in Collegeland

This new course  in Paediatric First Aid — Level 2  will be held in the Collegeland GAC Clubrooms and be delivered over a number of weeks totalling  12 hours but at times suitable to the needs of candidates.

The Course is aimed at assisting parents and those working with young children to assess and react appropriately in an emergency situation including being able to provide first aid where an infant or young person;- is unresponsive; requires resuscitation; has an airway obstruction; has been poisoned; is suffering from shock/haemorrhage/fracture/extremes of temperature; severe sting.  Contact Brendan at 07740099852.