Club news 20 February 2017

One would prefer not to have to mention it but no matter how one tries to suppress it, it continues to rear its ugly head. The it in question is that of filthy lucre. The primary function of Eire Og Greystones may be the cultivation of Gaelic games ins Na Clocha Liatha and its environs but unfortunately this entails quite a large financial outlay. Hence to keep itself solvent it must constantly devise schemes for raising money which it would be hoped would draw on support from beyond the relatively small number of core followers who are constantly putting their hands in their pockets. Such a project, White-Collar Boxing is taking place in the Parkview Hotel, Newtown on March 18th. In case you havent noticed this is the Saturday night following La le Padraig. Tickets are a mere 15 each or 2 for 20.

A lot of work and effort has been put in by the pugilists to ensure that you will be treated to an entertaining nights boxing. So come along and show your appreciation.

LOTTO The nos. drawn on Feb. 13th were 6, 22, 25, 28. The pota ir was not won and stood at 4000 for Monday 20th. The lesser prizes were won by Kevin OMahony and Geraldine Kelly.

The nitty-gritty: Juvenile registration takes place at the clubhouse on Saturday 25th between 10 a.m. and 12 noon, and on Monday 27thbetween 6.30 and 7.30 p.m. It is worth recalling that at juvenile level members are afforded the opportunity of being tutored in 2 of the worlds finest team sports for the price of 1.

We are on the eve of the opening of Peil na mBan (Ladies Gaelic football) season in Wicklow and training for the Eire Og ladies, which takes place on Thursdays at 7.30 p.m., has already begun. The versatility of its skills is such that Gaelic football girls readily adapt to other team sports e.g. how quickly those who have transferred to rugby have reached international standard. So if you would like to try your hand (no previous experience required) at this sport in the company of a welcoming group of ladies come along on any Thursday night. Beidh failte mor romhat.

CAMOGIE The u-8 and u-10 girls had their 1st training session for 2017 on the astro turf at Charlesland. Training continues on Sat. mornings at 10.45 a.m.

Administration Team

– Chairperson and Public Relations Olive Farrell

– Child Protection Officer Freda OKelly

– Secretary Kate Fogarty

– Registration Leanne Connolly and Eimear Clonan

Coaching team 2017

Ciaran Goff, Jim Darcy, Angela OLeary, Suzanne Behan, Marguerite Deegan, Evelyn Burns, Alison Goff, Helen ODriscoll, Noreen Keville, Mick Burns, Darren Daly, Bill Malone, Fiona OFarrell. Olive Farrell.

There is reference on the Eire Og Facebook page to an interesting article on camogie on the website entitled Are you a Ga ma? Five amazing reasons (some of these are not unique to this sport but are highly developed within it) to hand your daughter a hurl.

In summary (1) develops a refined level of hand eye co-ordination (2) carries on the community tradition of the GAA team outings with u-8s and u-10s are a big part of the camogie calendar (3) learning about the commitment required and the responsibilities incurred in being part of a team (4) learning to respect others (5) participation in the worlds fastest ladies team sport and one of which it can be said if you play camogie you will not be fazed by any other sport.

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