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Club News 22nd Nov 2016

posted 24 Nov 2016, 13:39 by Letterkenny Gaels   [ updated 24 Nov 2016, 13:39 ]

The GAA National Draw was launched recently with some fantastic prizes to be won. This is an important fundraiser for the Club with all the prizes sponsored by Croke Park and proceeds kept by the Club. Priced at only €10 the tickets are on sale from various Club contacts.

The Donegal GAA Yearbook which gives a comprehensive round-up of all things GAA in the county will be on sale soon. As well as all the action and stories from the various County teams there are also pages dedicated to each Club including Letterkenny Gaels. This glossy publication would make a great Christmas present or stocking filler. Contact 0872931458 to order one today.

Sympathy is extended to Mark O'Leary and the extended Friel family on their recent bereavement.

Letterkenny Gaels Ladies are delighted to announce their Winter Ladies Football Training program. During the winter months the Circuit based training will take place indoors at the Gaels Clubroom on the Thorn Road. The training for 16's to adult continues every Friday evening from 6.30-7.30pm. For the younger girls from 12-16 years football/Circuit training is on every Monday from 6.30pm – 7.30pm at the clubhouse.

Training is open to all and new members are especially welcome.

Letterkenny Gaels in association with AIB are delighted to announce a new and exciting customer offer that sees AIB build their partnership with the GAA and support the re-embedding of AIB back into the heart of local communities. With the purchase of every new AIB Home Insurance policy, they will reward customers with a payment of €50 to Letterkenny Gaels GAA club. And the good news for us is that there is no cap on how many reward payments can be made to our club.The Club is already registered for this offer so don't forget to nominate Letterkenny Gaels if you take out your policy with them. AIB Home Insurance offer very competitive prices and club members are encouraged to seek a quotation from them when renewing your Home Insurance.

Club Passes are available to purchase now through the Club. The Pass initiative was approved by County Committee in respect of Adult League and Championship Club Games only for 2017, including Under 21 but not including Under 18 and below.These Passes would be of benefit to Club members who regularly attend All County League and Championship matches.The cost of the Pass is €149 and can be purchased by contacting 086 2271435.
In addition to the Club Pass the GAA Adult + Cards are also available to club members and can be purchased online. The purchasing of the card has benefits for both the holder and our Club.  For more details on this please see Club Facebook page.

Donegal GAA will host its annual County Banquet, Club & Individual Awards night on Saturday the 3rd Decemeber in the Abbey Hotel Donegal town. Dinner will be served at 7:30 sharp, this year will see the Inaugural Gradam Shéamuis MhicGéidigh Club Player of the Championship award voted on by members of the Donegal Media, this award is in memory of the late Seamus and is sponsored by Raidio na Gaeltachta where Seamus was for many years the Voice of Donegal GAA, also on the night the 2012 All Ireland Football Champions retired players will be honoured. The Club of the year at all grades along with the Inter County player of the year, and many other Awards will bring to a close the Donegal GAA Calendar for 2016. Tickets Cost €40 and a special rate for B&B is available to tickets holders. Tickets are available in your Local Club or by contacting the county board office.

As we count down the weeks until Christmas, club members are reminded that Letterkenny Gaels merchandise, which includes training tops, track-suits, jerseys, hats, scarfs etc. can be purchased in Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure.

  • The indoor Camogie training continues every Friday evening at the LYIT from 6-7pm. Hurls and helmets provided. New players most welcome.
  • The outdoor underage football training has also concluded for the season. Please see Facebook in the coming weeks for dates and venues for indoor training.
  • The indoor underage hurling continues every Thursday from 6.30-7.30pm in the Aura. Helmets and hurls will be provided for new players. The term will run for nine weeks before Christmas and six after. All welcome.

Bingo continues every Monday in Arena 7. The Jackpot this week is €3150. Lines are €40 and Houses are €130. Doors from 8pm. Eyes down 9pm. All welcome.

For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael