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

Club Notes 9th March

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My Life Challenge #everystepcounts

Our step challenge ended last Wednesday night – and we have taken the Leinster title. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge.

“Really enjoying being able to continue to connect with the Cilles family virtually while training for the kids is on hold and contributing to the total steps during this challenge.

Also remote working instead of commuting so the walks are a great escape to clear the head from back to back Zooms/Teams/Webex and taking the time to enjoy our beautiful local surroundings. Overall a fantastic experience which I’m thoroughly enjoying – hope GAA start another challenge when this one concludes.”

“I joined the challenge after seeing an appeal on Facebook but if lockdown has taught me anything it is that I want to feel more a part of the community, so I have joined the club a a non playing member. Should have done it years ago. Hopefully when this ends, I can get to know some of you at the club.”

“For me it actually felt like your were part of the Colmcille’s club. I’ve had kids in the club for 10 years now but you never really feel part unless you are contributing. Over the last month it provided a real sense of purpose and filled the gap of competitive races.”

Coach Education Series

Conor has organised a series of coaching sessions in the coming weeks. Contact Conor to get your registration:

Child 4-11 year old                                  

Movement in kids – Tuesday 16/03/21 @7pm

GAA activity planner – Tuesday 23/03/21@7pm

Nursery Webinar -Tuesday 30/03/21 @7pm


Youth 12-17 year old

Building Resilience in players Thursday 18/03/21 @7pm

GAA 15 Webinar Thursday 25/03/21 @7pm

Tactical pad/kick out strategies Thursday 01/04/21 @7pm

International Womens Day

Over 60 of our senior players and U16 girls were in attendance to hear the TG4 senior player of year Aimee Mackin speak. Not only did she win the main coveted award she also received the award for the 2020 goal of the year scored against Dublin in the semifinal. Quite an achievement from this player who suffered a severe cruciate injury in 2019.

The Shane O’Neills club player spoke about her continuing success with club and county and how she continues to strive to improve her performance on the field.

We were delighted to host this on International women’s day and Aimee is a true role model for all aspiring female players in any sport

Happy 50th Birthday

1971 was a good year – we all know the club turned 50 this year but so did Jack Black, Claire Murphy, Ray Finlay and Neil Cooney (Cooks). We’ll celebrate together when restrictions lift, but for now – Happy Birthday folks.

Seachtaine na nGaeilge

Beidh a lan rudai ar suil ar líne an tseachtain seo chugainn le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021. Tá níos mo eolais le fhail ar an link síos.

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 €4,300


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.

membership is due before the end of March. We’ll be publishing notes in the coming weeks around the expenses we incur, as a club together, for the upkeep of the club. We’d ask you all to please pay your membership before the end of the month.

When using clubzap, please be aware your family membership will be discounted at the end of the transaction.

Please select all types of membership for your family and the discount is applied at the checkout.


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

Lidl Serious Support


  1. Download /Open the Lidl Plus app and tap “Start Collecting”
  2. Follow the on screen prompts to select your club
  3. Spend over €30 in store and scan your Lidl Plus card to earn a stamp (over €60 = 2 stamps, over €90 = 3 stamps, etc.)
  4. Collect 6 stamps and submit your completed stamp card by Sunday, April 11th  (users can submit multiple completed stamp cards)

Garda Vetting

A reminder on the need to update your Garda vetting. Aideen has emailed all coaches last week to whom this new ruling applies. All vetting must be completed by May 31, 2021. Follow the links below if you haven’t done this already.

For GAA Vetting Click Here:

GAA online E-Vetting

For LGFA Vetting Click Here:

LGFA Online E-vetting form

GAA Newsletter; March 2021.