Ballymacelligott GAA Club Notes 15th January 2023
by Joanne Long PRO
We held our AGMs over the last few weeks the following are our officers for the coming year. We all look forward to a great 2023.
Our Senior Committee is as follows
Chairperson – John Rice
Vice Chairperson – Stephen O’Brien
Secretary – Veronica O’Donnell
Assistant Secretary – Declan O’Connell
Treasurer – Bernard Cassidy
Assistant treasurer – Oonagh O’Rahilly
Registrar – Gerard O’Donoghue
PRO – Joanne Long
Children’s Officer – Joanne Long
Scór Officer – Josephine Fearns
Health and Wellbeing Officer – Tina O’Connor
Our Coiste na NÓg committee
Chairperson – Kieran Savage
Vice chairperson – Mike Quirke
Secretary – Sinead Joy
Coaching officer – Jeff Griffin
Registrar – Maureen O Shea
Our Ladies Committee
Chairperson – Cat McGillycuddy
Vice Chairperson – Ger Collins
Secretary – Deirdre Mullane
Registrar – Fiona O’Donoghue
We would like to thank all of the outgoing committee members for all the hard work they have done for the club.
Congratulations to Fossa – Junior Club Champions and Rathmore – Intermediate Club Champions on their fantastic wins today in Croke Park.
Reports from Coiste NÓg Agm
Over next few weeks I will include the various reports
U5 BOYS & GIRLS The second year of this age group as part of our Academy was another success. Attendance each week ranged from 10-20 children, with a total of 36 children regularly participating. At most sessions, more girls than boys were in attendance, especially among the younger ages. This year we have made a switch to more games-based skills learning with the initial coaching and support from Tom Joy, GDA. This approach has proven very popular with the players and there is a noticeable difference in levels of engagement across all ages and experience when games, props and equipment are well incorporated into training sessions (warm-up, individual stations, and collective play to end). All coaches are keen to see this approach continued next year and investigate how we can increase parent/guardian participation in these games to extend learning from the pitch to home. The increase in number of coaches available for this age group this year (seven in total) has facilitated splitting children into groups based on ability. This approach permitted the stronger players to collectively progress to learning more technical skills as befits this age grouping (e.g., solo, pick-up, mini matches) and prepares them for moving up the age groupings next year. We are confident that our graduating players will do well at the U7 level next year. The greatest benefit of this approach was to the younger or newer players who were split into smaller groups to learn basic skills in a more comfortable environment, at a group directed pace and with a smaller coach to player ratio. This approach supports retention and lays solid foundations and confidence in these players that can be built upon next year. 5 Our utmost thanks to our coaches this year for their enthusiasm and dedication to the skills development of this age group. Thanks to the guardians and parents for bringing the children each week. And finally thank you to our players – we wish the best of luck to our graduating players in the U7s and for our returning players, we look forward to more fun and games in March 2023.
Message from Children’s Officer
For all new and existing coaches, many thanks for volunteering your time for the underage of our club, there are a few things we need to have in order as the season begins
- Everyone need an up-to-date garda vetting certificate- this is done by logging into Foireann needs updating every 3 years
- A child protection course which needs to be done every 3 yrs
- A level 1 coaching course
I can help with getting these sorted just ask, it is of utmost importance that no one coaches until these are done.
Joanne – 0876744334
Every Step Counts Challenge 2023
Thanks to everyone who has signed up so far to be part of this years Every Step Counts Challenge 2023. There is still time to get involved! Every step counts !
From 11th January – 15th February 2023 we are going to try and hit the 4,000km target
to be entered into the O’Neills Prize Draw.
There are 3x O’Neills vouchers up for grabs in each province – €2,500, €1,500 & €1,000.
Please follow the steps below to get involved:
- Download/Redownload the Mylife app >>> https://mylife.irishlife.ie/home
- Log in/Register your details
- Link your tracker to it.
- Go into Social – Challenges – Munster – Ballymacelligott G.A.A
Spread the word #StrongerTogether
We are looking forward to our social which will be held in Ballygarry Estate, Hotel and Spa on January 28th 2023. A night of friendship, fun and music!
A few tickets remaining which can be purchased at Corrib Oil Tralee.
On Friday night we welcomed Ann O’Connor to Ballygarry Estate, Hotel and Spa to be presented with her cheque, Ann had the winning number just before Christmas. Congratulations Ann and thank you for supporting our Club Lotto.
Ballymacelligott PLAY Ball Results from 9th January 2023
Wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year from everyone in Ballymacelligott GAA Club.
We thank you for all your support in 2022.
On Monday 9th January Joanne Long our club PRO & Jer Lynch conducted the lotto draw on Facebook live. Dave was on camera.
The Numbers drawn were: 1,5,10 and 31
There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of €2,200.
Congratulations to the lucky dip winners this week:
€30.00-Tina O’Connor: Purchased on Line
€20.00-Ian O’Sullivan: Purchased from Gene O’Keeffe
€20.00-Brendan Martin: Purchased on Line.
Next week’s Jackpot is €2300.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Monday, 16th January 2023
Play Ball Lotto Ticket sales close at 6 pm sharp.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here
or from our regular sellers Paula Silles, Gene O’Keeffe, and The Half Way Shop.
The closing time for entries from the shop will be 4 pm on Mondays to facilitate the draw.
A special thanks to Joanne, Dave and Jer for conducting the Lotto Draw this week and for the last four draws.
Photo: Paula Silles, John Rice Chairman, Ann O’Connor Lotto Winner, Jer Lynch. Gene O’Keeffe and Joanne Long