St Patricks GAC Portaferry club notes

March 05, 2018

Basic Life Support Training - will take place in our clubhouse in March, date to be confirmed. COULD YOU SAVE A LIFE? This is a very worthwhile course and everyone should make a big effort to attend. More details to follow. Big thanks to our Health and Wellbeing officer, Tracey McVeigh, for sorting these courses. Please let Tracey know if you will be in attendance.

Season Tickets - are available to purchase again this year. For only £30, you will get all home matches for Senior and Intermediate Camogie, and Senior and Reserve Hurling. It's a bargain, tickets available from Paud Mason and on the Registration Day on Sunday 11th March.

Registration Day - will be on Sunday 11th March, 1-3pm. This is for all Juvenile and Adult members. Please avail of this opportunity to pay your memberships, same fees as last year. There will be gear available to purchase. Memberships MUST be paid before Saturday 31st March to have a vote in the AGM.

Down club draw - we had no winners in February. For the in house draw for our own county draw members, the winners were £50 Gary Mageean and £20 Niall Smyth. Next draw at the end of March. All members need to be fully paid up in county draw March payments now due, along with any outstanding February payments.

1 in 10 young people have mental health problems. Remember there will always be someone for you to talk with - your friends, your Family, a teacher or a coach. It's good to talk.
Lifeline - 0808 8088000. Childline - 0800 1111. Samaritans - 08457 909090

Gear Wanted - this is a request to anyone that may have helmets and sticks that their children don't use, and may have grown out off especially at the fundamental age group, could you please let us know. We have many newcomers and want to give them the opportunity to try the sport for the first time. Anyone who can help out and donate please contact any of the Committee. Much appreciated, thank you.

Fundamentals - continues every Saturday in the Sports Centre, 3.30 to 4.30pm. All new players welcome, gear will be supplied. Bring £1, a drink, stick and helmet. It's all about having fun, learning skills and making new friends.

U16 Camogie - this young team still require a MANAGER. If you are keen to get involved please speak to MaryJo Mallon or Colum Conlan. This is a vital age group in any sport and we need to give the girls a solid foundation to build their season on. Matches are usually Tuesday nights. Go on, give it a go! Training is on Wednesday nights at the outdoor pitch at the Sports Centre, bring £1 and wrap up warm. Spread the word.

Lotto - numbers this week 1, 5, 8, 21.  £30 consolation prize to Katrina Sloan c/o Niall Magee. Next weeks draw is on 7/3/18. Next weeks jackpot now a massive £5800. Thanks for the continued support, £1 to enter.

Primary School Disco - on Friday 16th March, 7 -9pm. It will be a St Patricks Day theme, so kids can dress up in green. Admission is £2. Everyone welcome.

St Patricks Day in the Park - from 2pm, All Ireland Club Finals, Rugby Ireland V England, Irish Dancing and music from Scor Singer Niamh Savage and John McMullan, followed by a disco. Irish Stew will also be available. Everyone welcome.

Ceili Dance - will take place in our clubhouse on Sunday 18th March 8pm to 11pm. Admission is £5 adults, £2 children. All experienced dancers and beginners very welcome. Head on out for something different and great craic.

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