St Kierans club notes

January 09, 2018

St. Kieran's GAA Club:

Limerick GAA Development Draw:

We would ask any of our members who still have outstanding money for the Limerick GAA Development Draw to get in contact with their local co-ordinators in the coming week. We once again have one of the largest memberships within the county with over 200 members and the draw is a vital source of income with the club each year, without which it would be extremely difficult to run the club. 2017 was a very successful year for St. Kieran's in the draw as we had winners in the majority of draws. We would like to thank all of our members for their continued support and membership and encourage any aspiring members to get in contact with any club officers in the coming weeks.

National Club Draw:

St. Kieran's GAA club are currently selling tickets as part of the GAA's national club draw. As part of this initiative GAA clubs retain all money's generated from the draw. The draw will take place on Thursday March 8 and with a number of excellent prizes on offer we would encourage you all to please support this fundraising programme. Tickets can be purchased from all St. Kieran's officers and senior players. There are a wide variety of excellent prizes on offer including a 2018 Renault Dynamique, a travel voucher worth €2000, All Ireland senior football / hurling ticket / hospitality packages, shopping vouchers to the value of €1000 to the retailer of your choice and €500 Supervalue / Centra shopping vouchers.



Club membership 2018.

Adult - €30

Student €20

Non-Playing member €20

Family €50.

It is vital that all our playing members pay their membership fees, any player that does not pay his fees will not be covered should he receive an injury. All players will be required to pay their fees prior to the first competitive game of 2018 and can do so by paying any member of their respective management teams or Ian Mackessy and Owen Hayes.


Limerick Senior Football Championship 2018:

The draw for the 2018 county senior football championship took place prior to Christmas and we have been drawn in group 2. Given the competitive of the championship there is very little between any of the twelve competing teams with each team rightfully feeling that they have a excellent chance of winning the county championship in 2018. Our group for this campaign is very similar to that of 2017, we have been drawn alongside West Champions Ballysteen, Oola, St. Patrick's, Fr. Casey's and 2017 runners up Newcastlewest in what is an extremely competitive group where it will be vital to get off to a winning start in our opening two games. Ballysteen provide our opening round opposition and given the nature of the rivalry between the two teams over the past number of years it promises to be a mouth-watering encounter. When the two sides met in the round 4 of the championship in 2017 there was no separating the two sides while Ballysteen emerged victorious earlier in the campaign in the west championship final. In round 2 we face Limerick city side St. Patrick's whom we defeated in round 3 of the championship in 2017. Round 3 see's us face off against Oola before we once again meet local opposition in the shape of Fr. Casey's in round 4 before a repeat of last years final round game against near neighbours Newcastlewest in round 5. The opening two rounds of the championship have been pencilled in for the weekends of April 7 and April 14

Referees Required:

Given the current shortage of referees in the county at present, Limerick GAA is looking for any individuals who would be interested in taking up a career as a referee. Without referee's it would be impossible to for our games to take place and we would encourage any member who would have an interest in becoming a referee to get in contact with a club officer in the coming weeks as there will be a number of training courses taking place in west Limerick on February 6, 13 and 24. We currently have one of the finest referees in the county in Jason Mullins amongst our ranks. Jason has made huge strides over the years refereeing county finals at senior level in a number of counties. 

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