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Gerald Griffins club training gear is currently available on O’Neil’s. Gear can be ordered from the O’Neil’s GAA Club shop.
Our Membership forum is now up and running if you wish to pay your membership online, please log in to Foireann. You can also pay your membership direct to Teresa, Sharon, Gary, Gerard or Pakie. Rates for 2021 are as follows.
50 euro- Working Player/ Adult
30 euro- School Going Player
20 euro- U/18 Player
25 euro- Non-Player
65 euro- Family Membership 2 Adults/ Children
Tribute to Pa McCoy RIP
Patrick (Pa) McCoy died on the 9th of January 2021 at his home in Curramore House, Loughill after a long illness, borne with courage and dignity and with the help of his loving family. For most of his long life he was both a player, an active member and officer of Gerald Griffins GAA Club. He was a prominent member of our victorious Minor Football Team that brought the County Minor title to West Limerick in 1950. He played centre back on our Senior Team for many years. He was an outstanding player on a Glin/Ballyhahill combination that won the County Junior Title in 1955. Unfortunately, a serious knee injury which occurred while playing with the club put an end to his playing career. He was a man of many talents. He married Kitty (Barrett) and began rearing a family. He devoted his life to farming; early on he learned to adopt to modern farming practices and went on to become one of the most successful dairy farmers in the area. But it is as an active member of Gerald Griffins GAA Club that Pa will always be remembered by all GAA followers. During the period of field purchase and development Pa was a prominent member of our finance committee, he gave his advice, his time and labour and supplied his own machinery to the project at times. He also worked hard promoting the Mackey Development draw and he sold tickets for our own Club Development draw every week without fail. He was a selector during the ‘Pat Lane Era’ in the 1990’s when we won two West Titles and one County Title. Pa was the strong voice in the selection team. At times he had a roguish sense of humour; He once compared the performance of one of our prominent players to ‘A black stick standing in a field’. It was the funniest and most outrageous comparison you could imagine, but it brought a lot of laughter and ‘slagging’ during after match celebrations with everybody and not least among the two protagonists themselves – they never fell out, but it showed how serious Pa took his task of picking what he thought would be the best fifteen on the day.He never missed committee meetings, he always got involved in discussions and his ideas would be genuine, intelligent, and well thought out. He was courteous but firm; he respected other people’s opinions and would always try and get consensus at the end of the meetings. Pa’s sons Seamus and Richard were prominent players with Gerald Griffins for many years, and daughters Mary and Marguerite were prominent players with Gerald Griffins Ladies Football Team. On behalf of the members of Gerald Griffins Club we extend our sincere sympathy to Pa’s wife Kitty, daughters Mary, Marguerite and Patricia, sons Seamus and Richard and all the extended family.
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh anam dílis.
Gerald Griffins AGM 20th December 2020
The following Officers were ratified for 2021
Chairperson- Gary Thompson
Secretary- Teresa Cregan-Stack
Child Protection Officer- Michelle Thompson
PRO- Cormac Thompson
Joint PRO- Luke Kelly
Treasurer- John Lynch
Asst. Treasurer- Gerard Reidy
Vice- Chairperson- Jack Fitzgerald
Asst. Secretary- James Hynes
A presentation was made by Chairman Gary Thompson to former secretary Wayne Fitzgerald to thank him for the massive contribution he has made to the club as secretary over the past 5 years. Wayne is stepping down from the role this year to take up a new role as secretary of the County Football Board. We wish Wayne all the best in his new role.
Carve your name into the History of your Club
Sincere thank you to everyone who has bought a brick for our Dedication Wall to date. Please note receipt of application for your brick has been extended to Jan 31 Jan. This is a great opportunity to preserve the history of our Club, by acknowledging an event you were part of, remembering a loved one, or just wishing the Club well. Please contact Gary Thompson @0851155506 Sharon Ambrose @0879274068 Gerard Reidy @0872582963, Teresa Cregan-Stack or Pakie Hayes @0879126934. If you need any further information or would like to order your brick online contact Teresa or you can email her at [email protected]