Eire Óg Inis

Founded 1952

Co. Clare

Club notes 5 August 2023

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Upcoming Club minor and adult championships

Link to view all adult and minor championship fixtures: Adult/Minor fixtures

(keep an eye on club social media for any changes to fixtures)

This weekend our senior, junior A & junior B footballers are in championship action in their respective first rounds. The very best of luck to the teams and managements over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Thankfully the rain is set to have cleared in time for this evenings opening round for the seniors and as with last week’s games, tickets for all games can purchased online at a discounted price. The senior football is being streamed, purchase via the link below. The senior will also be updated on What’s the Scor app and on club Twitter (@CLGEireOgOnis)

Clare GAA Championship links

Clare GAA Future Ticketing ticket link: https://eventlist.store/claregaa/tickets

Clare GAA TV TUS Championship streaming link: https://page.inplayer.com/claregaa/index.html

Clare GAA fixtures and results: https://clare.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/

Éire Óg Fantasy Football

Hi folks,

The Premier League returns on Friday, 11th August and we're delighted to announce that the Eire Óg Fantasy Football league is back for another season.

We had huge interest last season and it proved a great success. The Eire Og private league will simply be renewed this season, so those in it last year will automatically be re-entered for this season. If you no longer wish to take part, you can simply remove your team from the league.

For those who haven’t played before and want to dip their toe, the first step is to register your Fantasy Football team at the following website: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/

If you haven’t played before, there is nothing to fear as detailed instructions on how to register, build your team and join our league will be emailed with receipt for payment.

Entry is €30 and can be paid at the following link via the club shop:


Aside from banter amongst members and their friends, this is also a club fundraising activity which proved very successful last season. 50% of total entry fees will go toward prizes with the remaining 50% going toward the development of our club. Prizes will therefore be announced after the closing date for entry. Similar to last season, there will be overall prizes but also monthly prizes to keep players interested throughout the season regardless of overall standing. Updated standings will be emailed monthly to all participants throughout the season.

The closing date and time for entry is 6.30pm on Friday, 11th August. Those interested in playing are advised to make payment and join the league well in advance of this deadline. Those in the league after the deadline will be cross checked against those who have made payment via the club shop.

Fantasy Football is great fun particularly when competing with friends and club mates. Feel free to spread the word to friends and family alike. All are welcome to join our league and the more the merrier to again make it a successful fundraising endeavour for our club.

We hope that whether you’re a novice or a seasoned Fantasy Football pro, you’ll consider entering and spreading the word far and wide to keep us all busy tinkering with our teams over the cold winter months.

C’mon the Townies!

Éire Óg Summer Camp

There are still some spots available for next week’s Éire Óg Summer Camp. Thankfully the weather forecast is looking promising! Register online here: https://eireoginis.ie/products

Éire Óg Gym Update

Progress Report on Gym Project-August 2023

Work has been progressing quietly but steadily on a number of fronts with regard to the gym project over the past few months-the main areas of concentration being fundraising and technical. As well as these, members will have noticed work commencing in creating storage space under the stand, to facilitate moving equipment from the machinery shed, which will be demolished as part of the overall project, also to prepare for transfer of some Academy equipment from the prefab, which will happen over the next few weeks.

The technical team comprising Odran Madden, Auriol Considine and Martin O’ Donnell, have been working closely with consulting engineering/architectural firm of Brian Foudy & Associates over the past several months in the preparation of structural, mechanical and electrical drawings, detailed specifications on materials, finishes, fittings etc., compliance issues, required certifications. As co-ordinator of the project, it has been my privilege to observe the forensic attention to detail of this teams, their painstaking examination of every line item in the interest of producing tender documents which ensure delivery of product at minimum cost. A number of delays were encountered along the way, necessitated by requirement to get agreement on details, but the team are now in a position to obtain a bill of quantities for the project, which should hopefully issue by the end of this month. The club owes a huge debt of gratitude to this team for the time, effort and expertise they have invested in getting the project to this stage.

The fundraising element of the project has also been proceeding steadily since January of this year through the dedication and hard work of the Finance Team of Niamh Fitzpatrick, Emer O’ Reilly, Kevin Moynihan, Fergal Brennan, Niall O’ Connor, Anthony O’ Halloran and Auriol Considine. The main thrust of the initial fundraising drive was a €1200 contribution from members towards the project, with a number of payment options on offer. While the target of 300 members has not been met to date, the team is very encouraged by the enthusiasm of the 200 + members who have committed, while contributions from other sources have compensated to a large extent and the finance team is working towards reaching the target amount over the coming months. The team will be examining other fundraising opportunities when they re-convene later this month and in the meantime wish to thank those members who have committed for their generosity of spirit and commitment to the future of Éire Óg.

The club Executive made a decision at the outset of this project that building work will not commence without funding being in place. From a standing start a little over a year ago, we’re now over half-way there, a huge achievement. Now we need all shoulders to the wheel to get us to the finish line. If you haven’t yet committed-we need you now!

Ar aghaidh le chéile!!

Jimmy Cooney

(Gym Project Co-ordinator)

Standing order/Bank transfer details:

Please Pay Eire Og Inis GAA Club:

1st of each month the sum of €25 (To commence _ _/_ _/_ _ _ _ (dd/mm/yyyy) or

1 annual payment of €300 for 4 years or

€1,200 lump sum

Eire Og Inis GAA Club Bank Details:

Bank: AIB, Bank Place, Ennis

IBAN: IE30AIBK93512306130289 IBAN: AIBKIE2D

Academy notes

Hard luck to our U17 hurling and football teams who both tasted defeat in their respective championship games during the week. The hurlers have an opportunity to get their campaign back on track when they entertain Cratloe in the U17 "A" competition on Wednesday 9th in Eire Og. Throw in at 7pm.

On a brighter note our U17 Academy team kept their hopes of the reaching the Academy "A" Final alive by beating Clooney-Quin last Sunday. Next up is a visit from Sixmilebridge on Thursday evening 10th with a 7pm throw in.

Great to see our U13 going well at present. The footballers are already into the Div. 1 Football semi-final  with a round of the competition still to play. Our U13 Academy hurlers contest the Academy "A" semi-final on Tuesday next away to Kilmaley. Best of luck boys.

U5, U7, U9 & U11s are on a break from regular Academy activities for a few weeks. Plenty of activities in the coming week with Eire Og Summer Camp beginning on Tuesday. Hopefully the weather plays ball!!

Camogie notes

We are running a Cash for Clothes to raise funds for the club. Collection day is Tuesday Sept 5th, so start to gather up your old or unwanted clothes (clean, dry, reusable), shoes (pairs) and handbags and we will be in touch to let you know drop off days.

Green Clubs Survey

Many thanks to all that have completed the Green Clubs survey. To date we have 34 responses with some very useful suggestions but with a membership of 1000+ we would hope for more input, so it would be much appreciated if you could take a few minutes to complete the short survey 😊. The survey will close at midnight, Friday August 11th.

Survey Link: https://forms.office.com/e/RGJfUWfbDJ

Clare GAA Head Groundsperson and Facilities Manager role

Clare GAA are seeking applications for the role of Head Grounds Person and Facilities Manager. Reporting to the Head of Operations (HOO), the successful candidate will have overall responsibility for pitch and facilities maintenance at all Clare GAA owned facilities.

Please see link advertising the role of Head Groundsperson and Facilities Manager for Clare GAA. https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/administration/employment-opportunities

Clare GAA are keen to secure the best person for the job so please share this opportunity with any relevant contacts. Closing date is Mon 21st August.

Club Church Gate Collection

Our annual Church Gate for the club takes place on the 19/20 August. Please contact Fergal with your availability for Saturday evening/Sunday morning masses at the Cathedral, St. Joseph’s, the Friary or Cloughleigh as soon as possible. Email: treasurer.eireogennis.clare@gaa.ie or text: 087-1371421

Club Lotto

03/08/2023 numbers drawn: 5, 7, 12, 28. No jackpot winners. 3 match 3 winner @ €35 each: Barry Nugent, Tom Conway & Adrian Kearney. Marie Moloney won the promoters prize of €25.

Well done to all. The jackpot is now €3750, play online here: https://eireoginis.ie/draws, many thanks for your continued support and best of luck!

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