Please support our Club Lotto as this supports the day to day costs of running the club. Club lotto envelopes can be got from any of the local shops and pubs, at Bingo on Monday nights or from any of the committee members. The Lotto draw takes place every Monday night during bingo in the local Community Centre. The Cost is just €2 a ticket. Currently the Jackpot stands at €2,600.
We held our AGM on Friday 5th January last in the Clonmellon Community Centre. Outgoing Chairperson Andy Smith opened the meeting with his detailed address to those present. In his address, Andy discussed the good work done off the playing field in the past year including the clubs successful application for a Sports Capital Grant. He went on to announce that he would be stepping down as Chairperson and thanked his felllow committee members for their hard work during his tenure as Chairperson. Our Secretary, Marie Clarke then gave us her report for 2017 including detailled accounts for each team for the year gone bu from the Junior team right down to our U-6's. The highlight of her report included the U-16's reaching the Div 3 Championship final where they were narrowly beaten by a single point and the U-14's winning the Div 2 Shield back in October last. Marie then called out some other highlights throughout the year including our 8 week football & hurling training we ran in the local school in conjunction with Brownstown Hurling club, our highly sucessful Easter & Summer camps, our trip to Croke Park and our many fundraising events through out the year. Marie concluded her report by thanking all who make St. Pauls GFC what it is; the players, parents, coaches, sponsors and anyone else who contributed in any way during the course of the year. Our Treasurer, Barry Duffy then gave a very detailed account of the Clubs finances which is never an easy job to do and it was duly noted by all present how good the club is financially with no major debts or monies owed.Next up was the election of committee members for the year ahead with the following members elected on the night:
Presidents - Fr. Sean Garland, Sonny Evans, Tossie Higgins, Eugene Dolan.
Chairperson - Mick Muldoon
Vice Chairperson - Andy Smith
Secretary - Marie Clarke
Assistant Secretary - Tommy Conlon
Treasurer - Barry Duffy
Assistant Treasurer - Feichin McCormack
Public Relations Officer - Barry Clarke
Safety Officer - Michael Murphy
Child Welfare & School Liasion Officer - Ray Flynn
Registrar - Ray Flynn
Coaching & games officer - Kenny Higgins & Ronan Kiernan
Health & wellbeing officer - Carmel Garry
Pitch Development officer - Michael Murphy
Fundraising officer - Barry Clarke
Claims officer - Marie Clarke
St. Pauls GFC would like to congratulate Mick Muldoon on his election as Chairperson, we know he will help drive the club forward in his new role. We would also like to thank Andy Smith for his work during his term as Chairperson and we know he will help Mick in what ever way he can going forward.
New trainer for our Junior Footballers
The club is pleased to announce that Cormac Davy will be training our Junior mens team for 2018. Cormac, who trained the lads previously back in 2011 will be assisted by our own Eugene Dolan and we wish both men the best of luck for the year ahead. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing coaching team of Dermot Brady, Stephen Reilly and Lenny Higgins for all their hard work & dedication for the last two years and we wish them well for the future.
Table quiz for Louth/Meath Down Syndrome
A big thank you to those who attended the table quiz in aid of the Louth/Meath branch of Down Syndrome Ireland in Floods Bar Athboy last Thursday night which was organised by our new Chairperson Mick Muldoon and his wife Frankie. It was a great event for a great charity and St. Pauls GFC were glad to help promote it.
1977 Championship winning team commemoration night
A special night is being held this coming Saturday night, Jan 13th in the Brownstown Community Centre to commemorate the Intermediate winning St. Pauls football team and Senior winning Brownstown hurling teams of 1977. 1977 was a great year for both codes around these parts with county finals being won in both so why not attend this special event starting at 9pm and meet the teams who brought so much joy to their respective clubs all of 40 years ago. For more information see our facebook page or call Marie on 086 0530539.
A new year means membership is now due to be paid. Membership for the club for 2018 is as follows and can be paid to any committee member. Juvenile 20 euro. Adult 40 euro. Family 75 euro. OAP 25 euro. Walking track use only 25 euro.
Get on your feet with St. Pauls GFC
In the spirit of health & exercise and with a new season of Operation Transformation soon to kick off on our TV's, St. Pauls GFC will be opening up the club grounds and turning on the flood lights everyTuesday & Thursday evening from 7-8pm for 6 weeks for people who want to go for a walk around the walking track. Each Tuesday and Thursday evening starting next Tuesday, January 16th both young and old are welcome to come down to our grounds and join us for a walk, It's open to all ages and abilities but unfortunately for Insurance purposes you must be a paid up member of the club. If you would like to become a member you can sign up on any of the nights for just €25 (€20 for a child) which will give you unlimited use of the track for 2018 or €40 for full membership. So come on people - get on your feet and join us.
If you have any questions or concerns to do with any footballing matter or if you want any included in the notes you can contact us through our Facebook page, email us at [email protected] or call/text us on 0860530539.