Following the completion in 2014 of a Ball Wall and a flood-lit sand based training area, Donoughmore GAA Club is now embarking on a pitch improvement project for the second pitch on the southern side of the Club grounds at Lackabawn. This drainage project, along with an enhanced pitch maintenance programme, will greatly improve the condition of the playing surface especially in bad weather conditions and allow it to be more fully utilised during the winter months.
The Club is embarking on a fundraising campaign in order to fund this development and we are looking for the support of the people of Donoughmore and beyond to support this campaign. The first stage of this fundraising campaign is to sell annual subscriptions to the Club Weekly Lotto.
The Weekly Lotto draw runs as follows:
The minimum Jackpot is €1,000. Every week €100 is added to the jackpot until the jackpot is won. Every week after the main jackpot draw, five ‘lucky dip’ prizes of €25 are drawn from all the tickets entered that week. Tickets cost €2 each. We have had many jackpot winners over the years.
Tickets can be pre-purchased from any club member and each week the ticket dated for that week will be entered in the draw. .
The Club greatly appreciates the support of the Community in this and past fundraising ventures and we would like to sincerely thank all those who helped out in any way down through the years and look forward to your continued support in the future
Féile na nÓg is a Club festival for Gaelic football and Ladies Gaelic football at Under 14 level, involving teams from across the Association. The Féile na nGael National tournaments will be held in Kerry, West Limerick and West Cork on the weekend of 24th – 26th June 2016.
Féile provides an opportunity for:
A core aim of Féile tournaments is to promote a philosophy whereby every player has the opportunity to participate and play in their respective Féile tournament at a level commensurate to their age, skills and strengths.
Féile na nÓg competitions are composed of host and visiting teams. Host teams are drawn from the host region (Counties). Visiting teams participating at the National Finals of Féile na nÓg will be nominated by their County Bord na nÓg to represent their respective Counties. Both host clubs and visiting Counties are graded into their respective divisions. Normally the identity of the visiting teams is determined by the results of internal Féile na nGael competitions, however, due to the level of interest from host clubs, each visiting County is usually asked to nominate 2 – 3 representatives. All overseas units are also asked to nominate representatives to take part at Féile na nÓg.
Generally divisions are composed of 16 teams – 8 host clubs, and their 8 visiting teams. This year Donoughmore GAA will act as a host club for a visiting team from Tullysaran in Armagh and will also have clubs visiting from Hertfordshire.
Since 2014, Féile na nÓg has introduced both Cup and Shield competitions in each Division. To facilitate this each division of 16 teams is divided into four groups (Groups A – D) of four teams (two host clubs and their visiting clubs). Each team plays each other team on a round robin basis. Upon completion of the three group games teams are ranked 1 – 4. Teams ranked 1st and 2nd proceed to the Cup quarter finals, while teams ranked 3rd and 4th proceed to the Shield quarter finals. Therefore, each participating team is guaranteed a minimum of four games – three group games, and either a Cup or Shield quarter final.
October 31st was a beautiful autumnal day in Donoughmore this year. It was as if the Gods were smiling on us as that was the day the Club commemorated the late Owen McCarthy (former Chairman) by hosting the Owen McCarthy U14 hurling tournament. Four teams were involved: Laochra Og, Lee Gaels, Donoughmore and Grenagh. Each team played three matches and the fourth was the final match.. All four teams were well matched which provided the spectators with great excitement.
Donoughmore met Lee Gaels in the Final. Even though both teams were visibly tired, neither flagged. Nevertheless, we won by a narrow margin: 2,9 to 2.8. The McCarthy family: Breeda, Owen and Ann were present to the cup to Dylan Colgan, captain. Every member of the four panels of players received a commemorative medal.
It was fitting that Ger and Tricia O'Rourke were also present for the tournament as Ger authored the 'Official Opening and Blessing of Pairc Eoin Mhic Charthaigh' publication in June 2002.
As you can imagine, the tournament lasted a few hours. The generosity of parents and supporters meant that we were in a position to provide hospitality for all involved. The quality of the home baking and sandwiches provided would rival any bakery/bistro in Ireland.
The participating teams:
Our U14 Championship team played a magnificent game of hurling under the watchful eye of coach John McSweeney in Shanbally vs Ringaskiddy on Thursday evening August 20th. The atmosphere was tense with an almost level score at the end of the first half (Dmore 3:5, Ringaskiddy 3:4). In the second half, and despite the sun being in their eyes, Daragh MacSweeney and Eddie Murphy were dominant in defence. Sweeping moves from Stephen Horgan, and Mark Lucey ensured Donnachadh Morrissey, Jim Donovan and Eoin Dinan had a plentiful supply of shots they transferred into scores. Goalie Eolan Forde prevented Ringaskiddy from scoring anything in the second half except one point. All three Dinans (Adam, Brian, Eoin), and Dylan Colgan gave a superb performance of skillful hurling as did Aidan Walsh, Jack Honohan and Patrick. Dermot Cremin and Tomás O'Callaghan were unable to play due to knee and toe difficulties.
Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.
Activities are GAME – BASED – a strong emphasis is placed on skill acquisition – and are organised in an age appropriate manner with a view to:
• optimising learning
• enhancing friendships
• improving physical & psychological well being
• promoting school and club links
KEY FEATURES ABOUT KELLOGG'S GAA CÚL CAMPS
• The camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day.
• The programme involves coaching specific skills of the game and the opportunity for children to put into
practice what they have learned through small sided games.
• On the last day of the camp a "blitz" will be organised to provide each child with an introduction to
Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps – are run throughout the summer from Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.30pm,
in all 32 Counties and overseas. Attendance is open to primary school children aged 6 years to 13 years.
What To Bring
• Packed lunch + drink
• Hurley and Helmet for Hurling and Camogie
• Mouthguard for Football
• Suitable playing gear, tracksuit, shorts, runners, boots
• Rain jacket and changes of gear on wet days
• Sun cream and baseball hat
€55 for 1st child; €45 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children.
The Donoughmore GAA Cul Camp will be held from Monday 17th to Friday 21st August.
For further queries contact Gillian on 0868066016
As you might be aware the running costs of the club are now very great indeed especially with the amount of underage teams to be catered for and the development of our facilities at Lackabawn which are ongoing. The recently developed all weather training pitch complete with floodlights and the proposed construction of a new weighs training facility need immediate financing. The Golf Classic will be one of our major fundraising ventures to help fund these projects.
We are hoping to raise as much sponsorship as possible in order to make the day a success and so we would hope that you would be good enough to support us if at all possible.
We would be very grateful if you could co-sponsor a Tee Box or Green at a cost of €50.00. In return we can assure that your support will receive maximum publicity over the course of the day. Additionally we would also ask you to consider entering a team for the classic itself, or invite your friends and neighbours to make up a team. The cost per team of three is €150.00 and this includes a meal in the clubhouse afterwards.
We realise that you probably have many demands for sponsorship but we sincerely hope that you would support us in this venture.
Thanking you in anticipation
Return address for sponsorship The Secretary, CLG Domhnach Mòr, Gurrane, Donoughmore, Co Cork
Contact No’s for tee times & sponsorship Tadhg O’Shea (086-8596322)
Dan O’Shea (086-2429950)
Andy Kelleher (087-6832044)
Biddy is our second car winner in less than 12 months and our 5th car winner since the draw started. We hope you will all join us celebrate with Biddy.
Teams of 4 – €40.
Donoughmore GAA welcomes Paudie Butler for a hurling Coaching Workshop on Monday, 23rd March from 7 to 9pm at the GAA grounds, Lackabawn.
Paudie has served as National Hurling Coordinator and is widely recognised as one of the best students of the game of hurling. Paudie has coached Laois senior hurlers and Tipperary minors and has been involved as an advisor to other county setups. He is a pioneer in terms of using the hurling wall to develop first touch, striking and movement. This workshop will be very useful to all club members looking to improve coaching & training techniques.
|7.00 – 8.00pm||Practical “Coach the Coaches” session which will include a hurling wall demonstration. Taking place at the all-weather pitch and ball wall.|
|8.00 – 9.00pm||Talk/discussion with Paudie Butler. Taking place in the clubhouse.|
DATE OF EVENT: Monday, 23rd March 2015
VENUE: GAA Grounds, Lackabawn.