Derrylaughan Kevin Barry’s in line with the GAA’s Management Committee and Public Health advice have suspended all and any GAA Club activities until further notice. This Sunday 01st November marks the 100th Anniversary of the death of our Club namesake Kevin Gerard Barry (20 January 1902 – 1 November 1920). Kevin Barry was an Irish republican who was executed by the British Government during the Irish War of Independence. He was sentenced to death for his part in an attack upon a British Army supply lorry which resulted in the deaths of British soldiers. The timing of the execution, only days after the death by hunger strike of Terence MacSwiney, the republican Lord Mayor of Cork, brought public opinion to a fever-pitch. His death attracted international attention, and attempts were made by U.S. and Vatican officials to secure a reprieve. His execution and MacSwiney's death precipitated an escalation in violence as the Irish War of Independence entered its bloodiest phase, and Barry became an Irish Republican Martyr. An interesting discussion on Kevin Barry a Medical Student at UCD and ‘Just a Lad of Eighteen Summers’ can be found at this linkhttps://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/threecastlesburning/id/15811406 Unfortunately many of the planned events to mark the 100th Anniversary of Kevin Barry’s death have been affected by the current situation - please see Social Media however for information and links on Kevin Barry and any planned activities and events both from our Club and outside.
Unfortunately the Washingbay Green Run 2020 fundraiser planned for 31st Oct has been cancelled. Everyone who is happy for their registration to roll over to the WGR’21 on Sat the 13th March 2021 can do so and will also be entered into a draw for a Fitbit Versa 3 with the winner being announced on the Sat 31st Oct. 10 other names drawn randomly will win the 2020 WGR T-shirt. If you require a refund please email [email protected] before 5pm Fri 30th Oct. Visit www.wbaygreenrun.com or contact Brendan Quinn on +447784516133 for further information. The Club’s donation to Pieta House for WGR’20 will remain in place.
Halloween 2020 was supposed to be a little different and we had some great activities for our youth but the current Covid situation has other ideas. Let’s try and keep the spirits alive - why not carve out your finest pumpkins and send a what’s app pic of your creation along with your name to 07894402744 before 6 pm 30th Oct. Prizes to be won! Ádh mór! A fireworks display is planned for Friday evening the 30th Oct – times and details to be confirmed – please see Social Media for further info.
The Black Tie 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner that was due to be held on October 31st 2020 in Armagh City hotel in conjunction with our Grand Fundraising Draw for £20,000 in prize money have been postponed until October 23rd 2021. Tickets are £100 or £1000 per table, strictly no U16s - please contact any committee member for more information or purchase via Klubfunder website at www.klubfunder.com/clubs/derrylaughan_gac (underscore not space). Please watch Social Media and Club Info WhatsApp for more information.
Membership - £20 Individual, £30 Couple, £10 Senior Citizen. Cairde Caoimhin de Barra is also still open for Club Membership - you may pay at www.klubfunder.com/clubs/derrylaughan_gac (underscore not space) - click ‘Make a payment’ and select payment amount and payment type drop-down tab for Membership. Please note that in order to be covered by club Insurance all players must have paid their membership before training/playing.
Lotto numbers drawn 25th October 2020 - 2, 3, 6 and 18. Marie McLernon matched 3 numbers for £50. Next lotto draw is on 1st November at 9pm. Entry must be made online by 1pm on 1st. Jackpot now stands at £925. Lotto is available online at www.klubfunder.com/clubs/derrylaughan_gac(underscore not space). The minimum purchase is £5 – this can be used to purchase 5 week’s worth of 1 line or 5 lines in 1 week. There is also a quick pick (lucky dip) option! Ádh mór!
Queries in relation to Club Merchandise can be made to Sinead Donaghy on 07708 772982. Anyone interested in borrowing any equipment/resources from the club please contact Petsie Kennedy +447801933381.
The Shamrocks are also on a pause on trainings contact Bruce Hunt 07788973669 for further information. Classes at Sean Robinson PT’s Core Performance Gym are also postponed until further notice - contact Sean on 07851158364 for further info.
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