St. Colmcilles GAA Club, Pairc Ui Rís, Piltown, Bettystown, Co Meath 089-4440124

Club Notes – 15th Feb 2021

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GAA Updates The GAA issued up to date guidance – on Tuesday – you can read it here: GAA Updated Covid Guidance – 10/02/21 We will let you know when we’ve a clearer picture of what will start back and when, but we’re hoping for a slighter later than usual return of our academy, the week after Easter. Time will tell if its allowed to go ahead.

Membership 2021

2021 Membership is now open for the 2021 Season. The price increase which was agreed at the 2020 AGM for the 2021 season has been deferred until 2022. Rates will remain as per last year. You can register on our website HERE.


We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Minogue family on the loss of Séamus, father to Caoimhe and Siobhan, who passed away last weekend. 

Our sympathies also the Alan Kelly and his family on the loss of Alan’s brother Liam in Finland this week.

And to the Butler family, who lost Jane’s Dad Charlie this week also.

The thoughts and prayers of all your friends in the club are with you all at this time.

My Life Challenge #everystepcounts

There are over 250 of us walking and running in our club gear on the footpaths & beaches of East Meath. We’ve taken first place in Leinster in the GAA Walking Challenge with Irish Life this week and will have to work hard to stay ahead of our neighboring county club team @clontarfgaa.

We have a small competition running this weekend for 2 bobble hats. These were the categories below.

  1. For whoever does most individual steps in a day
    • Winner: Carol Dunican with 33288 (Johnny O’Rourke came a close second with 168,962 on Saturday but there is a referees report pending 🤣🤣)
  2. Nicest pic – “Harsh weather in Mornington” – Ray Finlay

There is STILL TIME to join us, if you walk/run every day, help us get across the line to the top place, the challenge runs for another 4 weeks until March 3rd 2021. More details on how to join below. We’ve 3 weeks to go to hold our position at the top of the table.

Bobble hats for sale

We have a stock of Cilles bobble hats – THE fashion accessory of the moment – seen all around Bettystown, Laytown, Mornington, Dublin Road. Get yours here

Trivia – Win a Cilles Beany Hat

In the 2016 season the Cilles Ladies 1st Team won the Meath Ladies Junior A final to reach intermediate status. Some trivia on their journey below.

1) what was the venue of the Meath Ladies junior A final and who did we defeat in the final?

2) what was the venue of the Meath ladies Junior A semi final and who did we defeat in the semi?

3) who did the Ladies play in the Leinster Club Championship?

Answers to this address by Saturday –  All correct answers will be entered into a draw for the Beany hat.

Club Lotto

We’d ask all our members to help us on the lotto. Our sales are significantly down on last year, due to pubs and shops not being able to sell the tickets. You can subscribe online by clicking here Next weeks jackpot is €4,000

National Draw Tickets.

The GAA National draw has been postponed until June. We still have lots of tickets for sale and the club get to keep all money from funds raised. First prize is a Renault Clio V Dynamique Tce 100MY19.

Tickets are for sale on our website or by clicking here.

Contact Ciara 087 – 6560343 for more information


Garda Vetting

See correspondence below from Croke Park about Garda Vetting.

Aideen will email all coaches next week to whom this new ruling applies. All vetting must be completed by May 31, 2021.


We remind all our members that due to current restrictions our grounds are CLOSED. Please do not use the facilities during this time.






GAA Archives

The GAA, in conjunction with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, have launched the GAA Digital Archive at Croke Park providing free access to past GAA matches to internet users around the world.

113 All-Ireland finals since 1961 are included in the archive and provincial finals from 1961 also feature. The new archive also includes All-Ireland club finals since 1989.

In all, over 500 football and hurling matches were retrieved from broadcasters and information such as date, result, venue, referee, scorers and teams and substitutions was added.

This might be useful to all GAA fans during this time of isolation!   Meath Sports Local Partnership

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below. All programmes are delivered whilst adhering to current public health guidelines.
  • Walk n Tone Podcast
  • Men on the Move Podcast
  • Online Pilates (Beginners & Improvers)
  • Fitness Made Easy – Beginners Online Circuits
  • Move Well Exercise Videos
  • Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection Online Course
  • Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer Online Course
  • Family Fun Games
  • Run Jump Throw
  • Primary Schools – online programmes
  • Secondary Schools – online programmes
  • Teacher Training Programmes
Walk n Tone Podcast Programme Do you want to add more variety to your walks? Meath LSP are launching our Walk n’ Tone podcast programme! This is a 4-week walking programme that includes 2 podcasts per week. The podcast includes mobility, balance and walking incorporated with some strength toning exercises. Toning videos will be included to give guidance on how to perform the strength/balancing exercises with correct technique. Our tutor will TALK you through each session. Suitable for beginners. It can be completed in your own time. The podcast programme will start on Monday 15th February. If you would like to register or for more information, please contact Luke Condie at or call 0469067337. Men on the Move Men’s only podcast and exercise video series! Cost is €10 for this 4 week programme. Men will have access to 3 sessions per week – 2 podcasts which will be suitable for beginners (walking pace) and 1 exercise video per week which will focus on strength and some stretching. To register see Online Pilates Classes Beginners Pilates: Back by popular demand! Beginners Pilates is for people who would like to try pilates for the first time! Improve your strength, flexibility and balance from the comfort of your own home with an experienced Physiotherapist. This beginners programme (18yrs+) will cost only €10 for the 4 weeks. Zoom class starting Wednesday 17th February at 7pm. Improvers Pilates: The Improvers class is suitable for people who have some experience of pilates and want to progress a little more. Zoom class will take place at Wednesday 17th February at 8pm. Don’t worry if dates don’t suit you as we can send you the video of the class each week so you can complete in your own time. Both classes are delivered by our excellent tutor Siobhan Delea. To register see Fitness Made Easy Meath LSP want to help you get active at home with ‘Fitness Made Easy’ online home circuits! Beginners Ciruit Training This beginners circuit class is suitable for adults with any level of physical activity. This is a 4 week programme with two classes per week (Mon & Thurs) that are pre-recorded and sent via email. There is no gym equipment required (mat & chair optional). There will also be an additional progression programme after completing these 4 weeks. Improvers Circuit Training Improvers Circuit Training is for people who have some experience of circuit training. This is a 4 week programme with two classes per week which will be held live via Zoom on Mondays & Thursdays @8pm. Starting Monday 1st March. There is no equipment required. If you have weights/bands/water bottles – you can make exercises more challenging if needed! This is a great opportunity to build a basic level of fitness which will lead you to a healthy and active lifestyle. Cost of Beginners or Improvers Classes: €10 for 4 weeks (2 sessions per week) How to book: See   Older People – Move Well Exercise Videos   Meath LSP in association with Meath County Council, Age Friendly Meath and Sport Ireland have produced an exercise DVD for older people and people with a disability. The resource includes 4 dance and 4 seated Pilates classes which can all be completed from your home. The resource is also available on USB so it can be used on a laptop, tablet or Smart TV.     This new and exciting resource is NOW AVAILABLE! If you would like to find out more or want to order a copy email Luke at or call 046-9067337. Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection   23rd March | 7th April | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Zoom (ONLINE)   This workshop will highlight the main principles of the Code and look at measures that clubs can take to create and maintain the safest possible environment for sport for young people. This course is essential for anyone who is in contact with children in their club. Due to COVID-19, courses will now take place via online platform – Zoom. The course is certified and it will have the same content and tutor delivering. The cost of the course is €20 if you are in a club in Meath and €30 if you are in a club outside of Meath. Places are limited. To book a place, please call Lynn on 046-9067337 or email Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer Workshop 22nd April | 27th May | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Zoom (ONLINE)   Every club involved with children and young people should appoint a Club Children’s Officer. They act as the link between the children and the adults in the club. It is essential that those who wish to attend have completed Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness Training. Cost: €20 per person for clubs in Meath, €30 per person for clubs outside Meath. Places are limited. To book a place, please call Lynn on 046-9067337 or email   Family Fun Games Meath LSP have a series of family fun games resources on our website! These games focus firstly on being FUN for all the family. They are easy to understand, easy to replicate and require very little equipment. Alternatives are provided so if you don’t have the equipment, household items can be used instead. These games are not only for fun but for passing the time during this period of isolation and getting the recommended activity levels in. They also focus on improving children’s physical literacy and FUNdamental movement skills, which is so important in allowing children to move confidently in a wide range of activity and sports settings. Check out the link below for a large bank of games, these games can be downloaded and printed or viewed on any device. See   Run Jump Throw Online This online weekly slot will see participants enjoy 30 minutes of fun movements, challenges and dance delivered live by our experienced tutor. The programme is aimed at children with Autism / Intellectual disability aged 6-18 years.   Date: Tuesday 9th March – Tuesday 13th April Duration: 6 weeks Time: 4pm-4:30pm Cost: €10 per participant Platform: Zoom Contact: Terry on / 0469067337 Primary Schools – ONLINE programmes for students Teen Fitness Challenge This is a 4 week fitness challenge for students to test their fitness! If you want to increase aerobic endurance and improve muscular strength, this challenge is for you! After completing the programme students will have the option to challenge yourself to complete the Irish Army Fitness test. To register your interest in this programme please email Lisa at <!–[if !vml]–> Dance Classes Have you ever wanted to DANCE but didn’t know where to start? Well now you do! From the hit movie ‘High School Musical’, our dance tutor will lead you through a step by step tutorial and keep you moving to the song “We’re all in this together”. From start to finish this amazing dance tutorial will make it easy for you to learn the complete dance routine in one week.   Dirty Dancing “Time of My Life” – It’s one of the most famous movie songs of all time and a real favourite with teens. Our tutor will take you through a newly choreographed routine in two easy to follow sessions. Dancing is a whole-body workout that’s actually fun! It’s good for your heart, it makes you stronger and it can help with balance and coordination. A 30-minute dance class burns between 130 and 250 calories- about the same as jogging. Dance is also known to reduce stress and promote positive mental health. Dancing makes us happy! To register your interest in this programme please email Lisa at Secondary Schools – ONLINE programmes for students Pilates for Teens   Discover the core-strengthening and total-body toning benefits of this new online Pilates programme specifically aimed towards students and young people (aged 13yrs+)! This 6-part online course (1 class per week) increases muscle strength, tones abdominal muscles while also enhancing muscular control of your back and limbs. This is an all body workout – feel the burn! To register your interest in this programme please email Lisa at   Yoga for Teens  With the anxiety and worries of todays world and also the physical/emotional changes happening in teenagers lives, a well balanced yoga practice can be a sanctuary to restore calm and a sense of balance for young people today. Our Teen yoga class can give teens the tools to face challenges with greater confidence. 4 x 25 minute Yoga Class aimed specifically towards teenagers. To register your interest in this programme please email Lisa at   Kickboxing for Teens  New 4 part online Kickboxing Class suitable for complete beginners – this total body workout is ideal for teens looking to try something new. Kickboxing is a dynamic fitness sport combining martial art and boxing techniques set to music. Kickboxing can be practiced for self-defence, general fitness, or as a contact sport. A workout suitable for all fitness levels and a great way to stay in shape. To register your interest in this programme please email Lisa at Teacher Training Programmes   Teacher Training – Basketball School Programme In collaboration with Basketball Ireland, Meath LSP are inviting 15 Primary Schools to express their interest in taking part in a new online school Basketball programme. This programme includes online teacher training videos demonstrating skills and teaching techniques aimed at children 5yrs+. Each school will receive a school basketball pack which includes basketballs, hula hoops, cones and training bibs. Everything you need to introduce basketball in your school for a cost of €25! To register your schools’ interest please email Lisa at <!–[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]–> <!–[endif]–> ‘Ready to Go Orienteering’ Ready to Go Orienteering aims to equip teachers with the skills to teach the fundamentals of the sport to their class and provide them with the necessary resources to do this. Cost: €60 per school (1 teacher). Programme consists of:
  • 2 hour online teacher training (Feb)
  • 3 hour face to face training (March)
  • Resource folder
  • Equipment pack (10 kites, 10 punches and 100 control cards)
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