Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - As these are the final Club Notes of 2017 on behalf of the Club I would like to wish all our members, players, volunteers and supporters Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh. Over the Christmas period we will run our Friends of Drumhowan Christmas Draw. Winners will appear on our social media channels.
Monaghan GAA Yearbook - is now on sale in all good shops. 324 pages full of the year's events for the amazing price of €10. As well as looking back on the year there are photos of our u12s, u14s and St. Pats U16s Shield winners. It would make an ideal Stocking Filler.
Foundation Courses - The club will require additional help with our Under 6-8 players in 2018. The County Board are running 2 Foundation courses one on the 19th / 20th January and another on 9th /10th February 2018. In order to work with juveniles you must do the course first. So anyone interested in helping out should contact Cormac Duffy on 087-0963941 to book onto these.
New Management - In charge of our Senior Team for 2018 will be Matthew Lambe as manager and Johnny Murtagh as coach. We wish the both of them the best of luck. Provisionally their campaign is pencilled in to start on March 11th with the Bs a few weeks earlier.
Christmas Events - over the past few weeks the club has been informed of events taking place over the Christmas period, somme fundraising and some for charity. The ones mentioned below are the ones the club has been informed about
December 25th - Carrickmacross Emmets Christmas Day Swim - in aid of Shane of Mahon a former referee who has recently been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
December 27th - Clontibret's Gold Rush starting at 2pm a 3 or 5mile fun run or walk. All donations will be divided between 2 charities with local involvement;- Monaghan Branch Downs Syndrome & Mater Foundation, St Vincent's Ward, Family Room.
December 28th - Donaghmoyne are holding a Lyp-Sync Fundraiser in the Nuremore Hotel in aid of their Field Development Programme.
April 7th - Our own major fundraiser will take place in the Glencarn Hotel on Saturday April 7th. More details to follow in the New Year.