Claughaun Gaa Club notes – 7/Oct/19

Last weeks Results:

Sat 28/Sep – U10 Hurling Blitz  – 2 teams took part v Monaleen, Hospital Herbertstown & Bruff GR1 &

                                                         v Ballybricken, Bruree and Drom Athlacca in GR2.

Sat 28/Sep – U13 Hurling Blitz  – v Mungret, Pallasgreen & Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale in Croagh.

Upcoming Fixtures:

Sun 13/Oct-  Patsy Nicholas JAHC City Final Replay –  v Patrickswell @ 1pm in LIT Gaelic Grounds.

Match Reports:

U10H Blitz:

Our u10s had an end of year blitz out in UL last Sat morning. We had 2 teams taking part. Even though it was a terrible day the kids did brilliantly even though a few hurleys went flying through the air at times.

We played against Monaleen, Hospital Herbertstown & Bruff in 1 group. Ballybricken, Bruree and Drom Athlacca in the other group.

The kids tried the hardest and showed great skill in testing conditions. Well done to all and well done to the parents for coming out.

Team: Emma Kennedy, Jack Kennedy, Calvin O’Brien, Alex Moore, Molly Maher, Gracie Waters, Conor & Aimee Griffin, Gavin McNamara, Adam McMahon, Alex Ahern, Donal McMahon, Jamie Lawlor, Mya Moloney, Alex Meehan, Jack Kiely, Luke Morgan, Jake O’Callaghan, Aaron O’Brien, Aaron McNamara, Jay O’Sullivan & Matus Nadasky. Darragh Kiely, Darragh Tuite, Dylan Tuite, Dylan Kett, David Lee Pearse, Reece Dillon, Sean O’Brien, Cathal Duggan & Stephen Byrne who performed excellently throughout the season.

Keep it up – thanks to coaches Colin Tuite & Derek Lawler! 


U13 Hurling Blitz:

We started at 10am last Sat in a very wet Croagh, our players had three testing games and displayed some great passages of play & score taking. Scoring 6 goals across the 3 games in testing conditions were the highlight and great experience for this young group of players. Pat Galligan, Darren Kenihan & Keith Quinn were the ‘John Kielys’ on the day & the club appreciates their help on the day in coaching our future stars. Also Claughaun Gaa would like to thank the parents that attended also and gave great support!

Panel: Emmett Hehir, Colm Leo, Cathal Casey, John Reilly, Jamie Hannon, Peter Loo, Evan Shine, Jimmy O’Reilly, Kian O’Brien, Nathan Lane, Conor McMahon, Ross McNally, Aaron Considine, Sean Whelan, Robert Galligan.


Underage Section: 


Every  Wed U14/15/16         Hurling & Football @ 6.30 – 7.30pm

·         Lead Coach Gerry Butler – 086-0631088

Every  Fri     U12/13 Hurling & Football @ 6pm to 7pm.

·         Lead coach u8 – Cian Graham – 085-2261213, u12/13 – Morgan O’Sullivan – 087-9955877,

·         u7 & Nursery – Katorina Maher – 087-7401340.

·         U10 – Colin Tuite – 086-1603381 @ 6.30 – 7.30pm

Additional coaches/volunteers required at these sessions due to growing playing numbers – All welcome to come on board and join our fantastic team!!!


School Connection:  St Brigids NS

The  Gaelic Football season runs from September till end of October. Both teams train every Wednesday in Claughaun from 2.45-3.45pm.

There is usually one game per week. John Shanahan and Mick Scanlon coach the boys and Laura Nevin and Katie O’Mahony coach the girls.

Peter Nash is currently coaching the 1st classes the skills of hurling and then will be coaching the 2nd classes after that.

St Brigids are very fortunate to have Peter on board and his help and expertise has been greatly appreciated over the years.

Hurling Street Leagues for the 3rd and 4th classes are held during their lunch breaks between October and December continuing on the hard work that Peter Nash has put in with them over the previous years. 

The Hurling/Camogie Season for U13 Boys and Girls will run from January-June 2020.The day of training will be confirmed in early January 2020.

Training will be held in both Claughaun and the Astro pitch which we will decide from week to week Claughaun are currently reviewing their support and expect to continue our support in the very short term.


In ‘n’ Around: 

‘Healthy Club Award’

Gus Ryan & Ger Hayes represented Claughaun Gaa last Sat 5/Oct in Croke Park in achieving recognition for our club becoming only 1 of 6 clubs in the county to be accredited with achieving Healthy Club status.

This is major progress for the club as we moves towards holistic measures & Wellbeing programmes for all our members & friends. Congratulations to Gus & his HC committee on this fantastic achievement!


Junior Certs: Congratulations to all who received their Junior Cert results last Friday!


Club Lotto: 

Winning numbers from Mon 30/Sep/19 :  5,6,12,25.  – no overall winner.

€30 Lucky Dip winners –  Evelyn, Catherine, Helen, Pat, Mike(all the one ticket!), Kieran Cronin, Sharon Lyons, Karen & Rose, Daniel & Eala Roche.

This weeks Jackpot is €7,700. Join & play on line : If you’re not in you can’t win! 


Club Sports Bar:

Open from 8pm Mon-Fri & from 2pm on Sat & Sun…Des O’Connor is live this coming Saturday 12/Oct & every live music every Sat nite!!

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