Club Notes – 5th February 2018

Aughlisnafin senior squad training continues this Wednesday at 7.30 pm & Friday at 6.30 pm in the Fin Hall and every Sunday at 11 am at Pairc Baile Anna. With eight weeks to go before the commencement of the league the squad had their first pitch session on Sunday morning and by all accounts it was good to be back on the field. A challenge game has been arranged for Sunday 18th February. New players to the parish are more than welcome to join, they can contact our club coaching officer Gerard Lenaghan on 0785 426 2858 or call to the training sessions. If anyone is considering joining, now is the ideal time to start.

Baile an Locha minor squad training at 7 pm every Tuesday in Annsborough Community Hall (Ballylough Road) and every Sunday at 11 am at Pairc Baile Anna. The minors also enjoyed their first pitch session on Sunday morning with a healthy representation of the panel in attendance. A challenge game has been organised for Sunday 25th Februrary.

There will be a meeting this Friday at 7.30 pm for our Coaching & Games sub-committee. Any of our members or parent of our underage members that would like to offer their help with coaching & games this season should attend. We will be looking to set up our Active Start Nursery Programme for those aged 4-7 year old. We will be fielding teams at every grade from U8’s up to U16’s and therefore we need support for all our appointed managers. All volunteers must complete a Child Protection course and be vetted by Access NI as mandatory.

All Club Memberships are now due for renewal. There will be a final registration event held at Aughlisnafin Community Hall this Wednesday 7th February from 7 to 8.30 pm. New members are very welcome. All those over the age of 18 who register on the dates stated will receive a complimentary ticket for the GAA National Draw. We would appeal to all parents of juvenile players to attend with your children to complete and return all registration forms. They can be downloaded from our closed Facebook group page. It is unfair to leave this until players are back at training and expect the coaches to look after it.

All underage training will be commencing after the registration events. Details to follow soon.

The Down Clubs draw tickets are still available to purchase from any member of the committee.

The next meeting of the executive committee will be held Tuesday 13th February at 8.30 pm.

Lotto (01/02/2018) numbers were 17, 19, 21, 22. No winners. Jackpot £3,000. You can play the lotto on-line. Go to our club website and click on the klubfunder logo.