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

Club Notes 26/05/21

Infrastructure Update

Great news in Seafield with 3 projects completed and some improvements for all.

  1. A Tufloo will be delivered today May 17th to Seafield for an initial period of 6 months. It will be serviced weekly by the providers and will be located on the right hand side of the compound.
  2. Astro surface laid at both goal mouths. A Huge thank you to Pat Haigney and Jackser for organising this at great saving to the club on the orignal cost.
  3. The fertilising of juvenile and main pitches in April has been completed and following the recent rain the grass has reacted well.



As we celebrate our 50th we want to hear your memories and see your old photos.  We are currently trying to scan and archive as many old photos and memories as we can so that we have a permanent resource.  No memory is too small, they are all so special so please send us your photos and your memories to  or

Here are some photos from our 1993 Minor Final appearance


The famed Shane Black Cúl Cilles Academy was back at the beginning of May.  From aged 4 to aged 9 great fun was had by all.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back or to the academy next week. We would ask that you arrive on time for training and when leaving, you would leave efficiently. Where possible, can we ask that just one car per family is taken to the academy also please.

You can find details on times and information here:


Our ladies team raised €2685 for Pieta house for Darkness into light with their solo challenge – with some of the team drawing the short straw as weather conditions deteriorated significantly in the 24 hour period. Well done girls. You can support them by clicking here.

Our Under 16 girls did a dawn run and they also raised €716 – well done to all the teams who took part.


Do your want to be part of something special, a community club, to make a difference in your community, to make a positive impact on the lives of many?  If so then the Cilles is the place for you. As a player, supporter or volunteer we have so many roles and parts that can be played.

We need help with the following jobs at our Sunday academy – if you can help please text 0876560343 or email us on

  • Car park steward
  • Tea and Coffee serving on Sunday at academy
  • Lotto sales


Membership for 2021 is now due for all teams and members. Membership rates remain unchanged from 2020 and are excellent value for money.  Membership costs allow us pay our day to day costs including affiliation fees, equipment, School’s GAA costs and pitch maintenance charges.  Anyone experiencing any challenges with respect to membership then please do not hesitate to contact your team manager in absolute confidence

Some quick points

1. Please register online (attached link) where possible
2. For families – You need to each member individually – the discount will apply at the end. If availing for the family membership please register all the family not just those playing – we are all supporters after all 🙂
3. Membership rates for 2021 are the same as 2020

 Club Shop

Our club shop is being restocked with gear for all sizes and we’ll be in Piltown every sunday morning making sure all our members have all that they need. You can contact Ciara or Lisa to order outside of this time (087-6560343 / 087-1368734).


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. Our club lotto funds day to day running costs and must be the one of most won lotto in the country.   We need your support in these times with all other fund raising sources drying up. You can subscribe online by clicking here  or subscribe for an annual ticket for €100.  We need your support !

The jackpot is now €5,100

Hurling Academy Dual Player – Hurling Resumes 07.06.21

Welcome back to the 2021 Season at Cilles, where we are delighted to announce a summer of hurling at the Club.

For all players who are interested in resuming, beginning or coming out of retirement 😉,hurling will begin on Monday evenings from June 7th and will run for the summer months initially, with a view to extend in to the Autumn months if we have the momentum going.

Right now we are gathering names of kids AND coaches who are interested in joining the hurling set up to see what the numbers are like.

Please send a message to Paula on 086-2255541 and once we have numbers she will add parents to a separate Dual Player/Hurling Group with details of training times and allocated coaches.

Hope to see lots of people involved in this skilful sport! We have plenty to do with street leagues and guest coaches so plenty to learn and lots of fun to be had!


Club Operating Manual

The Club operating manual for 2021-22 has been published and outlines the day to day policies and procedures for the running of the club. We’d ask you all to familiarise yourselves with it. It is broken into 10 sections and provides guidance on the club structure, commuication and PR, pitch usage and facilities, finance and membership, welfare, insurance and medical, and club gear and equipment.

You can read the document in full here.

For more information on who is on the various sub committees, please contact any member of our executive committee.

During the year, we’ll highlight short sections of the document as reminders to everyone on what our combined duties are as club representatives.

This week we are focusing on Section 5 –


Communication is an important part of the promotion of our games and our engagement with our members and the broader community. The Club uses several official channels to promote its activity including the Clubs website (, social media (Facebook, twitter), Instagram, email, notice boards and local newspapers.

Where appropriate, the Club will also use signage at appropriate points in the community to advertise upcoming events and games The Public Relations Policy is set out in Appendix 2 The following principles should always be borne in mind.

  • All communication regarding Club activities are via the official Club mediums. Communication channels for individual teams or units are prohibited unless expressly authorised by the Public Relations and Executive Committee.
  • All communication related to Club activity should seek to support our brand and image as a community-based sporting organisation.
  • Each team should appoint their own “PRO” who works with the Club Public relations committee to promote upcoming games as well as filing match reports for broader publication as appropriate.
  • Under no circumstances should members use any communication mediums to bring the Club or other Club members into disrepute. The misuse of social media and media in all forms can have significant implications for the reputation of the Club and / or its members and any breach of the Clubs Policy on Communications by a Club member may necessitate further action up to an including under the Clubs Disciplinary Procedures.
  • All members are to be afforded RESPECT in the manner in which they are communicated with and to. We are governed by the National Codes of Conduct and you should particular note the following:
    (a) Foul, abusive or aggressive language is never tolerated – respect of officials, mentors, players, volunteers and opponents is key
    (b) Never ever raise your voice in a threatening way
    (c) No direct contact should be made with children under 18 years of age without written parental consent. All members should be aware of the GAA Policy on texting underage players