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Fantasy Cheltenham 2015 Local winners

Congratulations to all the local winners from Fantasy Cheltenham 2015. In total Erin’s Own had 30 winners with Donal Dunne (Runners) giving it a great go right to the end for the overall prize. Thanks to all our hard working committee members with special note to Martin Carroll for providing the Enterprise Centre as a centre of operation again this year.  Thanks also to all members and their families who helped in any way throughout the campaign. Excellent as ever. Thanks also to Castlecomer Community School transition year students, to Peter O’Donovan and Delia O’Donohue for their ongoing support.  To Ticket Sellers and to the people who purchased Tickets, particularly members and parents. This fundraiser is directly focussed on the new development in Ballycomey. Every cent raised goes towards this development that all of our members and their families will hopefully be able to avail of. Finally thanks to all participant clubs for their enthusiasm and support and in turn we hopefully are providing each of you with an important source for ongoing fundraising.

Donal (Runners)DunneFourth Overall with 1 other€100.00
Donal (Runners)DunneErin’s Own1st Place€300.00
BrianLannonTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
BrianLannonErin’s Own Jt 3rd Place€50.00
PeaderBoranFriday Joint 2nd with 2 others€200.00
Tom KnoxErin’s Own 2nd Place€200.00
Property PartnersBuggyWednesday Joint 1st€170.00
BrianHollandThursday Joint 2nd€40.00
Michael TuttyErin’s Own Jt 3rd Place€50.00
TerryDunneTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
JohnHollandTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
RichardKentTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
FrankO’MearaTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
AndyHoseyTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
DavidBuggyTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
c,c,cmeagherTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
babahoseyTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
FrankMorrisseyTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
JimmyMcGarryTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
JohnHickeyTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
EamonKelly ATuesday Joint 1st€6.00
BillyMorrisseyTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
JosephConlonTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
JohnBurnsTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
FergalYoungTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
NeilAllenTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
TanyaPalmerTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
WilliamKehoeTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
MarionHughesTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
RonanArmstrongTuesday Joint 1st€6.00
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Fantasy Cheltenham 2015

Three weeks to go and time to get your tickets. All proceeds go towards the new clubhouse development that we will be up and running this year. Tickets are available from several members, online or from some local retail outlets.

www.fantasycheltenham.ie for all your action.

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GOLF CLASSIC FRIDAY 18th JULY

ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC ON FRIDAY 18th JULY 2014 in CASTLECOMER GOLF CLUB

TEAM OF 3 – €120 incl food.

Ring or text DEIRDRE for TIMESHEET on 086 2387140

Posted in Administration, Bórd na nÓg, Development

March 2014 – Newsletter

The middle of March saw the staging by Erin’s Own GAA Club of their 5th annual Fantasy Cheltenham. This novel fundraiser is now known and played the length and breath of Ireland and around the world by players on line. With associated clubs, charities and other organisations all over Ireland benefitting from the venture everyone was a winner even if some of their horses didn’t come in. With close on a six figure sum turned over the big prize money from a total prize fund of €10,000 euro went to Graiguenamanagh GAA club where they had the 1st and 2nd placed players overall with one of their players playing the game from Western Australia.
The popularity of Fantasy Cheltenham has placed Erin’s Own GAA at the top of novel fundraisers that clubs wish to be involved in. With over forty participating clubs including many neighbouring clubs this is indeed a fantastic and fun way for any organisation to raise much needed funds to run their clubs.
A very hard working committee of less than ten excellent club members of Erin’s Own GAA had been meeting for months leading up to the festival. Groups of lads headed all over the countryside selling and promoting the game to interested clubs with some great stories and connections with clubs all over Ireland.
When the flag fell on the first days racing in excess of 5,000 players had signed up to play Fantasy Cheltenham 2014. And the chance to win €10,000.00 over the four days if Cheltenham.
Probably the best decision the committee made in the last few years was to move the call centre to the new Enterprise Centre on the Kilkenny road and this proved to be a master stroke. With up to 25 club volunteers per day on duty, the comfort of the premises, computer network services available and canteen facilities available made this the ideal location to run this event from. A special word of thanks to Mr. Martin Carroll, the enterprise centre manager whose help and co-operation was of the highest order all week.
Fantasy Cheltenham 2014 was an outstanding success on every level and generated a substantial five figure sum for Erin’s Own Gaa and the community of Castlecomer as all the money raised from this fundraiser will go directly to the new development at our club grounds in Ballycomey which is well under way. This development includes new dressing rooms, Showers, Public toilets, first aid rooms, Machinery Sheds, Stores, Ball Wall and an extensive Gymnasium which we hope will be opened up to the whole community. When completed this will add significantly to the present facilities that the club enjoys. A special word of thanks to all the parents of our juvenile members who gave up their time to help run the call centre during week, the students from Castlecomer Community School TY year and especially the management group who run Fantasy Cheltenham so professionally. Please take a bow.
Plans will shortly be put in place for Fantasy Cheltenham 2015, so until then thanks to all our members and supporters who got involved in selling or playing the game. Well done to all.

Posted in Administration, Bórd na nÓg, Development

Fantasy Cheltenham 2014

Last weekend saw the staging of another very successful 5th Annual   Fantasy Cheltenham run by Erin s Own GAA club. This novel fundraiser is now known and played the length and breath of Ireland by participating Clubs, organisations and charities. It’s popularity has placed Erins Own GAA at the very top of novel fundraisers that clubs wish to be involved in. With participants from twenty counties around Ireland and up to fifteen neighbouring clubs this is indeed a great fun way for clubs to generate much needed income to run their clubs and organisations.

This hardworking committee have been meeting for many months leading up to the festival. Groups of club volunteers headed all over the Country selling and promoting the idea to interested clubs. When the flag fell on the first days racing last Tuesday, in excess of 5,000 people had signed up to play Fantasy Cheltenham 2014 and the chance to win 10,000 euro over the four days of Cheltenham. One of major positive decisions the committee made was to move our call centre to the Enterprise Centre and this proved to be a masterstroke. With up to twenty five volunteers per day on duty on behalf of our club, the comfort of the premises, computer network services available and canteen facilities etc made this the ideal location to run this event from.

A special word of thanks to Mr. Martin Carroll, The centre Manager whose help all week was of the highest order and contributed to the success of the event. Fantasy Cheltenham 2014  was an outstanding success on every level and generated a substantial sum for our club and the new development of new Dressing Rooms, Showers, Public Toilets, Machinery Shed, Ball Wall and extensive Gym that has now commenced in Ballycomey. When completed this will add significantly to the present facilities that the club enjoys. A special word of thanks to all the parents of our juvenile members who gave up their time to help run the centre during the week, students from Castlecomer Community School for their efforts and the Management group who run Fantasy Cheltenham. Plans will shortly be put in place for Fantasy Cheltenham 2015 and until then thanks to all our own members who also bought and played the game.

Well done to all.

 

Posted in Administration, Bórd na nÓg, Development

FANTASY CHELTENHAM 2014

Our main development fundraiser was launched this weekend. The Fantasy Cheltenham competition is now up and running and we are appealing to all members, parents and their families to get behind it. The website www.fantasycheltenham.ie is being updated this week and will contain the 2014 brochure. Get in contact with all clubs where possible to come on board in this joint club fundraiser.

email; info@fantasycheltenham.ie

phone; 087-2299555

website; www.fantasycheltenham.ie.

Posted in Administration, Bórd na nÓg, Development, Football, Hurling, Ladies Football, Uncategorized

Golf Classic 2013 – Results and Pictures

David Buggy Kia Motors, KilkennyErin’s own GAA Club held its 8th annual golf classic in Castlecomer GC recently. This event was sponsored by David Buggy Kia Motors, Kilkenny. 48 teams played on the day in both GUI & non GUI competitions. As usual, the golf was most competitive with Keith Doheny, James Dowling & Richie Costello’s team from St Patrick’s Ballyragge (pictured below) proving victorious with a very good score on the day beating Michael Buggy’s team with a better back nine score.

Keith Doheny, James Dowling & Richie Costello

In the Non GUI Category, winners were a Local Team of Seamus Coogan, Shane Coogan & John Kelly with young Shane proving to be the star of the day with a brilliant score.

The organizing committee Congratulate all the winners & would like to thank all who played, the ladies who looked after the Barbecue and anyone who assisted on the day to make the Classic a success. Special thanks to all our Generous Sponsors who continue to support the Classic. We acknowledge all those who supported by sponsoring a Tee Box, a team or a Prize.

Check out the photo gallery for the full list of winners and photos of the day. All of the monies raised go directly into the Club Development fund to help improve facilities for all members.

List of Winners:

Main Competition

Ist Prize: Keith Doheny, James Dowling, Richie Costello

2nd Prize: Michael Buggy, Michael Daly, Joan Brennan

3rd Prize: Ray Walsh, Martin Reade, Dermot Jacob

4th Prize: Shan Butler, Kevin Butler, Colm Lynch

5th Prize: JD Harding, Paul Campion, Derek Campion

6th Prize: Jason Brennan, Martin Brennan, Michael Dowling

Non GUI Competition

1st Prize: Seamus Coogan, Shane Coogan, John Kelly

2nd Prize: John Buggy, Keith Brennan, Adrian Cunningham

3rd Prize: Martin Boran, Graham Lawlor, Gary Delaney

4th Prize: Ken Loughlin, Shay Loughlin, Pat Comerford

5th Prize: Colin Dunne, Sean Kealy, Anthony Owens

6th Prize: Gavin Nolan, Peter Donovan, Aidan Moran

7th Prize: Marty Connolly, John Cahalan, Richard Connolly

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Golf Classic Friday 21st June 2013

Golf Classic Friday 21st June 2013Erin’s Own GAA Club

Fundraising Golf Classic

Friday 21st June 2013
In Castlecomer Golf Club

Team of 3 ~ Entry €120
~Includes BBQ ~Super Prizes~ Great Day Out~
NON GUI Teams Welcome

For Tee Times Call/Text
Deirdre on 086-2387140

-Sponsored by Kia
David Buggy Motors, Kilkenny

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Set Theatre – Langtons Fri 5th April 8pm

Fantasy Cheltenham 2013All roads lead to Langton’s Set Theatre on Friday 5th April at 8pm for the annual handing out of prizes and monies raised by clubs following Fantasy Cheltenham 2013.

All are welcome to this event to help to close the door on another successful fundraiser for our club. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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Fantasy Cheltenham 2013 – Erin’s Own Winners

Congratulations to Nellie Brennan, Smithstown on winning the overall prizemoney (€250) in the Erin’s Own section of Fantasy Cheltenham. She was among over 30 Erin’s Own winners in the competition.

The draw will also take place this weekend for the Bruce Springsteen tickets to be given to ticket sellers who sold 10 or more tickets.

The full details of the winners will be available in the next day or two so keep checking in for updates.

Congratulations and thanks to everybody who participated, sold tickets, bought tickets, helped in any way during the build up and throughout the main week itself. It was a mammoth undertaking so give yourselves a pat on the back for that. Well over 100 people are involved in the week itself so to all of you a sincere well done.

All of the monies raised will go direct into Club Development to help to improve facilities for our playing and general membership.

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