Crookedwood club notes

April 12, 2021

Underage Online Coaching 

Our u5-u7 online training continues every Friday from 6:30pm to 6:50pm for the short term, until we get back onto the pitch. Please make sure and register by clicking the registration link on our Facebook page to ensure that your kids can join in the fun. All details are available on the page also. Westmeath Coaching & Games GDA’s Tommy Gallagher or Bernie Corroon will be leading the session and all activities will be fun and enjoyable.  

Child Safeguarding & Garda Vetting 

Please note that Child Safeguarding, Garda Vetting and Foundation Coaching courses for all coaches is required and essential as part of GAA requirements. This is a great time to make sure you are up to date in all areas. If you need further clarification or information on available courses, please contact Niall O’Brien on 087-1473360 

Community Employment Scheme 

There are vacancies available to be filled asap in the Taghmon/Multyfarnham/Castlepollard community employment scheme. There are two caretaker vacancies in Crookedwood GAA Park and one caretaker vacancy in Crookedwood Village. Contact any club member or call Frank on 0449661894 


Results for Thursday 1st April for a jackpot of €6,250: numbers drawn were 3,16,27,28. The jackpot was not won, and the following were the prize winners: Edel Heffernan, Aron Orme and Paul Murray. Our next draw will be on Thursday 15th April. Like all clubs, normal fundraising activities have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. To that end we are asking all club supporters, near and far to support our lotto as this is the only means we have available to pay the bills. You can now play online via the link; and search for CrookedwoodGAAClub/lotto. It is easy to play and set-up an account if you wish to do so. For smartphone users there is also an app called Klubapp where you can select Crookedwood as your club and play the lotto at the touch of a button. This gives Crookedwood people all over the world a simple option to support the club. We are still accepting cash payments if the online method is not for you. There is also an option to pay in advance for a year, please contact any club member and the paperwork can be posted or emailed to you. Thank you for your continued support. 


Crookedwood GAA extends deepest sympathy to the Brennan family, Greenpark close, Mullingar on the passing of Sean Brennan. We would also like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and many friends of Ned Flynn (RIP). Ned was a great Westmeath Gael and always had a smile and friendly words anytime you were lucky enough to meet him. We can only imagine the trojan amount of work he has done for CFCW and Castlepollard GAA clubs over the years, he will be missed in those North Westmeath clubs, but he will never be forgotten, and no doubt he will be missed in many GAA grounds when we reopen fully. RIP Ned. Ar dheis de go raibh a hanamachi go leor. 


Membership is now due for 2021. It can be paid online on our Klubfunder page, please contact any committee member for more info or to pay your membership. The membership rates are as follows: Adult (over 18 player/mentor/committee) membership is €40, Family €80, Student (over 18) €30, Underage €25, Social Member (giving insured access to walking track) €25. Renewing online is straightforward but if anyone runs into difficulty please contact me on 087-7867663  

The Lake County Movathon 

Thanks to all who donated to the Westmeath Movathon challenge, there was a massive response from Westmeath Gaels near and far and the target was well exceeded. 

National Club Draw Tickets 

Tickets are now on sale for the GAA National Club Draw. The tickets are priced at €10 each and there are lots of quality prizes on offer, including a car. This is a risk-free opportunity for the club as all ticket sales monies goes directly into our club funds. 

Community help 

As we have moved into a lockdown again, we would like to reassure you that Crookedwood GAA is available to help all in the community with anything and everything that needs to be done, e.g., to get your shopping, prescriptions, fuel supplies, etc. If you, or someone you know needs assistance, please contact any of the following or any committee member. Feichin Brennan (087-6744651), Gerry Butler (087-4129846), Derek Orme (086-8736636), Deirdre Orme (087-0547791), Ciaran McKenna (087-2777444), Barbara Orme (087-6103611). 

Walking Track 

Even though all GAA activities have been suspended, the walking track will be open and lit up every evening for paid up members to avail of a safe area to exercise. Social distancing guidelines must be adhered to while using the track. 


I can be contacted at 087-7867663 or via email at the following: [email protected]  

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