w/b 22 Jan

Down GAA Draw tickets & An Riocht ‘Cow Pat’ challenge squares on sale now from the club or every committee member.

 

Anyone interested in photography, IT / Facebook, match reports, designing posters etc and willing to join a PR sub-committee please contact PRO Jane Eakins or the Club.

 

An Riocht Membership is now due and remains at 2016 prices which are Child (U18) £10; Adult £25; Senior Citizen £10; Family £60 (2 adults & unlimited children).

 

Turnouts continued to be good for the U14 to Senior Camogie Wall Ball sessions which are sure to improve ‘first touch’ and ‘anticipation’, thanks to Joe and Ger for taking them.

 

There was a folk and trad night at Dunavil in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund and a cheque for £1,000 was presented to the Fund. (Photo attached).

 

Thanks to Peter O’Hanlon who kept the Men’s Shed gripped with his box of tricks on Monday past.

 

Tara, Joanna, Paula, Michael, Alice, Jane and Joseph attended the GAA Club Officer training on Saturday in Castlewellan.

 

In the Basketball Premier League, Knights v Queens, at Dunavil on Saturday the home side won 96 points to 82 points. Queens led at the end of the first Quarter by four points but as the match went on the Knights took control with some great three pointers helping them to the win.

 

KYC Positive Relationships Project got underway on Wednesday evening for a six week programme while the Healthy Lifestyle is also on Wednesdays.

 

There was another good response to the Camogie & Coffee evening at Dunavil and most positions are now in place for the year ahead.

 

There is a small but enthusiastic Irish language group meeting each Tuesday from 7.15pm and there’s always room for more so why not drop in and give it a go!

 

On Tuesday 28th February from 7pm to 10pm An Riocht Child Protection Course, put the date in your diary now!A Child Protection Certificate is a must for everyone coming into contact with young people under 18 years of age.

 

The special ‘Field Fund’ closes on Tuesday 31st January so anyone who still wants to contribute before that date should contact Tom Cunningham or the Club; thanks to those who have already donated; each donation will be acknowledged.

 

The Planning & Physical Development sub-committee holds its first meeting this week and anyone interested is encouraged to just come along or contact Daniel Sloan, the Club Development Officer. This sub-committee is tasked with organising all necessary business to complete development projects. Development is more than about developing Club facilities, it is about developing the Club as a unit in terms of administration and activity. The Development Committee should seek ways to improve the general organisation, structure and efficiency of the Club and ways to improve the facilities in the Club and should ensure that the Club is availing of all administration resources and education programmes provided by the GAA for the Club.

 

On Tuesday 31st January, there will be a ‘Coaching the Football Coaches’ session with Stephen Poacher at Dunavil; any coach interested please give your name in advance.

 

The Camogs have begun weekly camogie coaching in both Grange and St Colmans PS and anyone available to help on a rota basis should let Schools Liaison Officer Aine O’Reilly know.

 

The South Down Table Quiz for aged 17+ will take place in Glenn Club on Friday 17th February at 8pm. Anyone interested in taking part let Officer for Irish Language & Culture Dianna know or leave word at the office.


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Monday 6 November

Kingdom Lotto

Jackpot £3,500;

Numbers 4-20-24-26;

No Winner,

No Match 3;

Sellers Prize £25 Danny Cunningham

Next Mondays Jackpot £3600

Upcoming Activities

Monday 13 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm P6 Gaelic; 6.30pm Secondary School Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club First Year plus; 7.30pm U12 (born 06/07) Gaelic; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 14 November

6pmIrish Dancing;7pm Primary School aged Drop-in and FIFA tournament; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm U12 Football Presentation; 8.15pm Basketball

Wednesday 15 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.45pm U14 Gaelic (born 04/05); 7pm Kingdom Walkers; 7pm All Together Now Disability Inclusion programme for aged 12+; 8pm Cards – 45 @ Dunavil

Thursday 16 November

6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm to 8.30pm Activities for aged 4 to 8 boys and girls; 7pm to 9pm Girls Club for aged 8 to 12 years; 7pm to 9pm Bridging the Divide Inclusion programme; 7pm Yoga

Friday 17 November

11am Men’s Shed; 5.30pm P5 Gaelic; 7pm Kids Movie Night; 7pm to 9pm Boys Club for aged 9 to 12 years; 7.30pm Deceased Members Mass at Dunavil

Saturday 18 November

8am Kingdom Walkers; 11am P1/P2 Gaelic; 12pm P3/P4 Gaelic; An Riocht Dinner Dance in Canal Court Hotel.

Sunday 19 November

10am Breakfast at Dunavil; 2pm Birthday Party; 8pm Bingo

Monday 20 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6.15pm P6 Gaelic; 6.30pm Secondary School Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club First Year plus; 7.30pm U12 (born 06/07) Gaelic; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 21 November

 

6pmIrish Dancing;7pm Primary School aged Drop-in and FIFA tournament; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm Camogie Annual General Meeting, all players aged 15+, parents of younger players, coaches, other volunteers and supporters should attend; 8.15pm Basketball