Club News 12th Feb 2012

Club Lotto. The club lotto is now up to €11,150.00. Be in to win. Get your tickets from any committee members or from local shops. You can also sign up to a direct debit scheme whereby you are entered every week in the Local lotto so you don’t have to worry about getting your ticket. Contact Helen at 087 6645022 or any committee member if you would like to take up this way to play the local lotto. Remeber all the money raised goes back into your community.

Juvenile Coaching. The indoor training for the Under 6s and 8s in the Community School Gym starts back up next Monday at 6.15pm. This is open to all boys and girls and we would welcome any new boys and girls who would like to come along and try out hurling as new members are always welcome. All enquiries to John at 087 2299555

The Under 10s are now back in full swing also every Monday evening in Heywood College, Ballinakill from 6.30 until 7.30pm. Contact Eamonn at 087 2720158 .
The Under 12s and the schools team will be training indoors also in Heywood College, Ballinakill every Monday evening from 7.30pm until 8.30pm. All players meet at Rowes Hardware at 7pm. Contact John at 087 2299555.

The under 14s received a walkover in the 2nd round of the Football league from Kilmacow on Saturday. They will have another round this weekend. Please see the fixtures pages of the KIlkenny People for details. They will continue to train on Thursdays in the Prince Grounds.

Community Social Erin’s Own invites all the community to their annual social night this weekend. The club has set up a fantastic nights entertainment in Langtons Ballroom on this Friday the 17th February commencing at 8.30pm. The lineup consists of Dinner followed by Comedian Joe Rooney followed by dancing to the fantastic 7 piece Uptown Big Band till late. Tickets for this great night are only €15.00 euro and we would encourage and welcome all the community to come along. To book tickets for this event contact Maeve on 086 3939152 or any committee member.

First Aid Course.
The club will be organising a further first Aid Course for all club coaches/members who are interested this coming Saturday in the club rooms in Ballycomey. Twelve Members have now completed the course. If you are interested please contact Mike at 087 6815488.

Fantasy Cheltenham.
The 3rd Annual Fantasy Cheltenham fundraiser run by Erin’s Own GAA Club is now in full swing. The Cheltenham Committee have been meeting regularly for the ten to twelve weeks and there appears to be great interest from many clubs all over Ireland to be associated with this great fun fundraiser. For €20.00 you have an interest in sixteen races over the first four days of Cheltenham and with a prize fund of €6,000.00 you are in with a great chance of picking up some winnings. The club have set out ambitious plans in their recent Strategic Plan and the Cheltenham Fundraiser goes directly to future development work at Ballycomey and the Prince Grounds. We would ask all members and supporters to buy a Fantasy Cheltenham ticket from any of the promoters.

Coaching Course for Coaches. Last Saturday the clubs Bord Na Nog hosted a coaching course Level 1 day in Ballycomey under the supervision of Brian Ryan and James Maher (Kilkenny County Board Coaches). It proved to be a very beneficial day with thirteen coaches in attendance. All coaches will receive their certificates once the practical session is completed on the 3rd March. Those who attented were Tommy Bugg, Pat Clarke, Colm Meagher, Eamonn Holland, Tommy Nolan, John Buggy, Richard Connolly, Martin Rowe, Eamonn Doyle, Michael Holland, Andrew Kroff, Brendan Holden and Eamonn Connery. Well done lads.

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