There was sad news this week at the passing of Nicola Finnegan, mother of our juvenile member Ellen. We wish to extend our sympathy to Ellen and her father Bartley and the wide family circle on their sad loss. Mary Queen of the Gael pray for them. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis.
A reminder that membership payments are due by 31 January 2013. Forms are now available in the club and also can be downloaded from our website; www.castlewellangac.com The Registrar will be available in the Club to accept payments on the following dates and to discuss payments; Friday 18th, Sunday 20th, Sunday 27 January 8pm-10pm. We recognise that the player’s fees may be difficult to pay in one amount and so the following has been agreed for Adult Players Only. A minimum of £40 must be paid prior to the end of January 2013. Initial payment must be accompanied by a membership form. Final Payment must be made by 28 February 2013 writes Martin McClean.
* The second registration night will start with a short presentation to parents and players that are aged 12 years to 18 years on Friday 25th January 2013 again at 7.30pm. Thank you to those who turned up last Friday night despite the poor weather conditions. We will arrange another night for the 4 years to 12 years age group.
Following on from the very successful “Castlewellan Come Dancing” before Christmas, we are happy to announce that there are Jive Dance Classes now taking place every Wednesday Night in the Club from 7.30pm. The cost is £5.00 per person per night. This is a great night’s fun for everyone. The feedback from last week was very positive and certainly very enjoyable for those there the first night. Everyone is welcome.
Anyone interested in coaching or helping out with our underage teams please contact John O’Neill on 07711737610.
A date for all members’ diaries. On Saturday 16 February 2013 Castlewellan GAC will host the Marie Jones play “A Night in November”. This much acclaimed play has been performed all over the world. The play is about Ken McCallister, a dole clerk who goes to the 1994 World Cup Qualifier on a night in November in Belfast as the Republic of Ireland plays Northern Ireland. Tickets are on sale from the Club at £10 each. It is anticipated that tickets will sell very quickly as this play has sold out virtually everywhere it has been shown. Can you please ensure you purchase your ticket early to avoid disappointment.
A reminder that Active8the community based Health and Fitness programme which will take place during Lent for everyone 18-80 of all abilities. The activities will be scheduled at various times to meet the needs of all lifestyles and ensure that there is something for everyone. Activ8 will begin on Ash Wednesday 13 February, following the last supper of pancakes in the club on the Tuesday prior. Cost to participate in the Activ8Program is £30 for the entire duration of Lent and this may be paid in two installments, for this you can attend as many events as you wish.
Club Chairman Rory McCabe has applauded this initiative saying: “There is something for everyone and the orgnaisers have put together a great programme and that I will certainly be taking part in a few of the activities”. An information night will be held in the club prior to this initiative, dates for this will follow. Finally the Club will be donating part of the profits of this to Trócaire, so by supporting your club and Trócaire you can also get healthier and more active.
Hurling coaching will continue on Thursday evenings at St Malachy’s Primary School at 6.00pm for all P5, P6 and P7 and Year 8 boys eligible to play U-12 hurling in 2013.
The lotto numbers for this week were 1, 6, 24 & 25. There were no jackpot winners or any £20 winners. Next Week’s Jackpot is £3050.