St. Colmcilles GAA Club, Pairc Ui Rís, Piltown, Bettystown, Co Meath info@cilles.com 0877441731
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Club Notes – 1st Feb

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Club Turns 50

As started last week, we’re sharing your memories each week and this week’s submission is from Gary McCloskey, Enda Grogan, Eoin Sarsfield, Mark Elliot and Joe Stafford.

Another great memory was our win in Armagh against Pomeroy 4 years ago. https://soundcloud.com/lmfmradio/sunday-sport-dramatic-coverage-of-st-colmcilles-win-over-pomeroy-plunketts

4 years ago last weekend, enjoy the memories

Keep them coming – We ask you all to share your old photos and memories with pro@cilles.com

We will celebrate together again as soon as its safe to do so.

Trivia – Win a Cilles Beany Hat

In the 2016 season the Cilles men’s 1st Team played 33 Competitive matches on their way to:

  • Reaching the All Ireland Intermediate Final
  • Winning Leinster Intermediate Championship
  • Winning Meath Intermediate Championship
  • Winning Corn an Bòinne title

Q1 – What player played in each of the 33 games?

Q2 – What player finished top scorer in the season?

Q3 – Name the two players that each scored 10goals in the season?

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

Next week the trivia questions will be from the Ladies 2016 season.

Club Infrastructure update

As announced at the AGM, our club house extension has been deferred in the current environment as Grant aid and Finance are no longer available until a later date.

Due to huge demand, we are building a multi purpose room extension and doubling the floor area towards the road side of the existing building. It will cost €60K approx and we hope to get Grant aid from Indaver. Timing is obviously Covid dependent so fingers crossed.

If you have any questions about the infrastructure, please ask any of the committee.

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

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

My Life Challenge #everystepcounts

We’ve over 200 members and friends walking in their club gear and footpaths all over East Meath have become catwalks for the club gear!!! We’re taking hopeful of getting to first place in the challenge this week and will have to work hard to stay ahead of our neighbouring county club team @clontarfgaa.

We had a switch at the top of the table with  our U14 parent group showing the rest of us how to do it and a change in the leadership this week with Billy taking over Johnny. Some might say this should have happened a week (or two) ago.😂😂

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 5 weeks until March 3rd 2021. More details on how to join below.

New Coaching Hub.

Conor, our GPO, has developed a new portal with a commendable number of coaching resources for our teams. Well done Conor and thank you.

This is an internal resource and has been circulated to all coaches. If you didnt get details from him, please contact him on conor.brennan.gpo.meath@gaa.ie

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.

Upcoming coaching Webinar

There are 2 upcoming webinars aimed at different groups. Registrations is available by clicking here. The first, on 20th Jan @7.30pm, is aimed at coaches of the U15 groups upwards and will focus on Testing and Developing Aerobic Fitness. The second, on 3rd Feb @ 7.30pm is on Speed and Agility for youth athletes and is aimed at coaches from U13 upwards.

COVID-19

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

Meath Public Participation Network: Training Programme – Spring 2021.

A range of courses will be available online over the coming weeks to support the work of our members and build capacity in the network. Details on the full range and content of classes are available here

Subjects include

  • Fundamentals of the PPN – live session 16th February at 1pm
  • Facilitation Skills – 23rd February at 1pm
  • Funding Applications – 25th Feb at 11.30am
  • Communications and Advocacy – 2nd March at 1pm
  • Strategic Planning – 9th March at 1pmt
  • Local Government Budgets – 16th March at 1pm
  • Financial Management – 18 March at 11.30
  • Introduction to GDPR – 23rd March at 1pm
  • Companies Limited by Guarantee (CLG) – 25th March at 11.30

Registration for participants will open on the 3rd February. We will email you with details on the process.

Supports

  • HSE Minding Your Wellbeing programme: useful resources & videos available here
  • Details on the Irish Heart Foundation – Heart Failure Support Programme are here
  • The Navan Stroke Support Group is available with support details here

Programmes

  • AONTAS: One Step Up information & referral service. Details here
  • TidyTowns Newsletter: January 2021. Details here

Events

  • “Minding Me, Minding You” Workshop on self-care and mental health taking place on 1st February 2021. Details here
  • ‘Stories from the Waterside’ event and website launch takes place on 2nd February. Details here
  • Details on the upcoming Adult Learners’ Festival 2021 are available here
  • Details on Safer Internet Day 2021 event available here

Notices

  • Clár na nÓg: updates on training, events & opportunities across the youth sector. Details here
  • CREATE: News & Opportunities – January 2021. Details here
  • 3,000 projects supported through 2020 Community Enhancement Programme. Details here

Consultation:

  • Review of the National Development Plan. Details here

Subjects include

  • Fundamentals of the PPN – live session 16th February at 1pm
  • Facilitation Skills – 23rd February at 1pm
  • Funding Applications – 25th Feb at 11.30am
  • Communications and Advocacy – 2nd March at 1pm
  • Strategic Planning – 9th March at 1pmt
  • Local Government Budgets – 16th March at 1pm
  • Financial Management – 18 March at 11.30
  • Introduction to GDPR – 23rd March at 1pm
  • Companies Limited by Guarantee (CLG) – 25th March at 11.30

Please share the programme information with your members. Registration for participants will open on the 3rd February. We will email you with details on the process.

The Future Leaders Solo Challenge:

Due to the worldwide Covid19 pandemic, we are living in very different times. The GAA / PDST Future Leaders Solo Challenge is designed to promote positivity, physical activity and wellbeing among young people, while encouraging them to stay at home and follow HSE guidelines at the same time.

It is a student and teacher challenge which will run for a number of weeks.

There will be different challenges each week, all linked to the modules in the programme.

To get involved, students and teachers record videos of themselves doing the various challenges and upload them to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Students can enter as many videos they like for as many of the challenges they like each week!

Be as creative and as imaginative as you like but remember to stay safe while doing the challenges and at all times follow the HSE guidelines.

“GAA Solo 2 Week 1 Challenges Announced”

 

To enter a video please make sure to do the following;

  1. Give your name
  2. Give the name of your school
  3. Tag GAA Future Leaders in the post
  4. Use the hashtag #GAASolo2 
  5. Don’t forget to nominate some of your friends or family!

https://learning.gaa.ie/futureleaders

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!

https://www.gaa.ie/gaa-now/archive/