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Club Notes

May 15, 2018

Recent and Upcoming Games – It was a very good week for our young teams. Our under 16 hurlers recorded 2 wins. On Wednesday evening they defeated St. Catherines at home and on Saturday afternoon they travelled to Erin’s Isle and came away with 2 valuable league points.

Our minor hurlers were involved in a great game also in Finglas against Erin’s Isle on Sunday morning. Despite trailing by 6 points at half time, the lads put in a superb second half to win by 3.

Our under 15 boys defeated Whitehall to qualify for the Football Shield final. That game takes place at home against St. Maurs next Sunday morning at 11-30.

Our minor ladies football team recorded another win on Monday night. Our under 12 boys played their first league game at the week. Well done to all teams and mentors. This is what it is all about.

Next Saturday, we host the Ladies Football Féile.

Our adult hurlers have a vital league game at home against Castleknock on Wednesday evening at 7-30.

Please support all our teams.

Govan Jolliffe Byrne Memorial Tournament – Our annual Govan Jolliffe Byrne tournament takes place on Saturday the 2nd of June when we host 16 teams from all over the country in an under 13 football competition. This is a massive undertaking and we will need people to help with a variety of jobs. Contact Esther Hoban or any member of the organising committee.

Best Wishes – Good luck to all our young members who will be facing into a variety of exams over the coming weeks. Remember, you can only do your best.

Mini Leagues – The Mini Leagues will take place on Monday 11 June (7pm), Wednesday 13 June (7pm), and the finals will be held on Saturday 16 June (11am). Registration can be at the club shop in Naomh Mearnog GAA or online. The mini leagues are for children aged 4 to 9 years of age. Cost is €20 per household. To book online please click on https://www.myclubfinances.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=719&intMF_ID=3689#Anchor  For further information, please contact Dave Sweeney on 087 9077229 or email dave.sweeney.gpo.dublin@gaa.ie

Summer Camps – The dates for the Club’s Summer Camps have been announced and can be booked online at https://www.myclubfinances.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=719&CLB=1

The Cúl Camp runs from 2 – 6 July and is for junior infants up to sixth class. The Naomh Mearnóg Camps 1  and 2 (for junior infants to sixth class) & the Pre-School Camp 1 and 2 (for children starting school in September) will be held on the 16 – 20 July and 20 024 August.

The Naomh Mearnóg High Performance Academy is for players from the Club’s Under 12 to Under 16 teams.  A number of leading coaches and players will coach the players and the High Performance Academy will include skills development, nutrition advice and athletic development sessions and will be held on 31 July – 4 August.

2018 Membership – If you have not already paid your membership please do so as soon as possible. A strict “NO PAY NO PLAY” policy is now in force. Memberships can be paid online (see link below) or in the Club Bar. If anyone is experiencing difficulties paying their membership please contact the Club’s Chairman Michael Hannon in strict confidence at 087 1205440.

Two 4 Star Hotel Breaks to be Won in Annual Club Lotto Drive – We have started our Annual Club Lotto Drive and all Online and Offline Annual Club Lotto players will be entered into a special draw at the start of the new annual Club Lotto draw cycle on Sunday 27 May for the chance to win one of two 4 Star Irish hotel breaks (two nights bed & breakfast and one evening meal for two people sharing) in the Diamond Coast Hotel in Enniscrone, County Sligo http://www.diamondcoast.ie/  The prizes also include vouchers for seaweed baths in Kilcullen’s Seaweed Baths https://www.kilcullenseaweedbaths.net/

Club Lotto – As the €1,900 Jackpot was not won in last night’s Draw the Club Lotto Jackpot is increased to €2,050 for the next Draw on Sunday 27 May. Play online at https://naomhmearnog.ie/club-information/club-lotto/  or in the Club Bar.