Brian Fitzgerald – R.I.P.
Condolences to the family and friends of Brian Fitzgerald who passed away recently in the UK. Brian is remembered as a larger than life character and was a former player of the club, he was involved in the administration of the minor club in the 70s and was secretary of the senior club in the 80s where he was a major driver in fundraising activities for club developments. Brian actively promoted the club to the pupils of the CBS in his time as a teacher there. A funeral mass for the repose of Brian’s soul will take place at St. Joseph’s Church on Saturday 19th August at 2pm, followed by the internment of his ashes in Drumcliff. Éire Óg will gather following mass for a Guard of Honour.
Ar dheis Dé go anam dilís
Pictured is the 1965 SHC finalist team with Brian in the back row 5th in from the left:
Upcoming Club minor and adult championships
Best of luck to all teams in their upcoming games. Be sure to head out and support them where at all possible.
Senior football will be streamed on Sunday, cost is €10, or buy the weekend package of 5 games for €30. Link below. Live updates also on the club Twitter page @CLGEireOgInis
Link to view all adult and minor championship fixtures/results: Adult/Minor fixtures
(keep an eye on club social media for any changes to fixtures)
Clare GAA Championship links
Clare GAA Future Ticketing ticket link: https://eventlist.store/claregaa/tickets
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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/
‘One Club’ Church Gate Collection
Thanks to all the volunteers that have come forward to help, all have been contacted with their times and places and all slots are covered.
Email: email@example.com or text: 085-1371421
A new Safeguarding courses coming up for Autumn, please contact Gemma to express interest: 086-208 0543
Our U7's returned to activities this week with a football blitz with kids from Lissycasey on Monday evening. It was brilliantly ran by everyone who helped out. Thanks to all those who played a part making it an enjoyable experience for all. A similar event is organised for Monday evening also with kids from Wolfe Tones, Clondegad and Lissycasey taking part. U7 Hurling training resumes Friday evening, weather permitting.
The U13 footballers continued their preparations for next weeks Div. 1 semi-final when they hosted Monaleen on Monday evening in Eire Og. A highly competitive challenge game allowed further game time for the boys on the squad. Thanks to Monaleen GAA for visiting.
No luck for our U17 hurlers in Wednesday's "A" Championship fixture with Clooney-Quin. The lads were never really able to land a proper blow on the winners throughout the game which ended 2-22 to 2-12. Qualification for the semi-finals is still very much in their own hands with two rounds to be played however.
Best of luck to our U17 Academy hurling team who visit St.Joseph's Doora-Barefield on Monday evening needing a win to make the Academy "A" semi-final.
U17 football away to Parteen/Meelick on Friday evening in Div.2/3. A positive result is necessary to stay in contention for the Championship Semi-final. Best of luck to the lads.
U14 hurling and football schedules were made this week. U14A hurling begins 3rd September and we will have an Academy team contesting Academy "B". U14 Div. 1 football commences 24th September. Training has commenced for both.
Hard luck to our minor and U14 girls who came out the wrong end of some tough battle Wednesday evening. Their next 2 games for them are this coming Wednesday 23rd both on in Eire Og
U14 v Inagh Kilnamona @ 6pm
Minor v Wolfe Tones @ 7:15
Best of luck to our Intermediates who are out this Friday 18th in Éire Óg V Tulla @ 7pm
Cash for Clothes: Drop your old or unwanted clothes (clean, dry, reusable), shoes (pairs) and handbags Gemma at camogie training times, please text Gemma in advance on 086 208 0543. The last date for dropping is Sept 4th.
Ladies football notes
14 A Championship started last night with a loss to Fergus Rovers. A tough introduction to Div A Ladies Football but the girls played and fought to the end. More to come from these girls👍 Their next game is a way to Clooney Quin next Thursday, time tbc.
Éire Óg is hosting the U12 Munster Ladies Blitz on Saturday 19th of August with 30 teams from across Munster attending. Will be a very busy morning and car park will be very busy.
Our Intermediate team begin their championship in Éire Óg on Sunday morning against Liscannor. Throw in at 11am.
Our Junior team will head to Ballyvaughan to play Burren Gaels on Sunday at 2pm.
Our u8/10s coaches and girls are currently taking a well deserved break. The u8s will return on Wednesday the 23rd while the u10s will return on Saturday the 26th of August.
Well done to Emma Donnelly who officiated at the Gaelic 4 Mothers n Others games at the LGFA finals in Croke Park last weekend.
Green Club Survey Results
Many thanks to all that completed the Green Club survey, we had a total of 37 respondents with some valuable suggestions. Thanks to those that offered to get involved, we will be in touch in them in the coming weeks. If anyone else would like to get involved just get in touch with any committee member.
Scór Sinsir info from Clare GAA
Scór Sinsir an Chláir will take place on Friday, Oct. 6th next. We hope your club will be in a position to participate. Outlined below is a list of the competitions and the contacts/assistance available to help your club take part in what is, a celebration of our culture and heritage, showcasing our language, music, stories and dance.
Scór had fallen on lean times here in the Banner over the past number of years but 2023 has seen quite a revival with 17 clubs participating in Scór na nÓg (U.17), 15 in Scór na bPáistí (Primary Schools) and we aim to have similiar numbers at Scór Sinsir level. Please remember that a club may enter any number of the 8 comórtaisí on offer, and we would particularly welcome entries from Cumann Peil na mBan, Cumann Camógaíochta and Handball clubs also.
We are delighted to announce Clare fm as our new sponsors so expect to hear plenty about Scór over the next number of weeks.
The 8 competitions are:
- Rince Fóirne (min. of 4 and max. of 8 dancers.....1 dance)
- Amhranaiocht Aonair (1 song...)
- Aithriseoireacht (Recitation/Story telling)
- Ceol Uirlise (Irish music....min of 2, max of 5)
- Nuachleas... (drama presentation, ...min. of 3, max of 8....approx 10 mins)
- Bailéad Ghrúpa ( 2 ballads,...min. of 3, max of 5)
- Rince Seit.... (min. of 4, max of 8)
- Trath na gCeist ( max of 4)
Coiste Naisiúnta Scór will host a webinar for Clare clubs on Tuesday evening next at 7 p.m.
The aim of the webinar is simply to assist clubs with any queries they may have, and to offer assistance in any way possible.
We earnestly hope your club will be in a position to participate in at least 1 of the comórtaisí. Scór offers club members the opportunity to continue to represent the club and perhaps even claim county, provincial and All-Ireland honours. It is also a most enjoyable evenings entertainment.
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me on (086) 8383102 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scór secretary, Áine Ní hAodha will shortly be forwarding entry forms to clubs and is also available to help with any queries at email@example.com
Le meas mór 'is go n-eirí go geal libh go léir
Jó Mag Fhearadhaigh
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