Monday, February 09, 2009

News 09 - 02 - 09

Minor League
Heavy snow on Sunday meant the minor team had to postpone their 2009 debut when their game with Leitrim Gaels was called off. This Sunday the boys will be hoping for more favourable weather conditions when they take on Gortletteragh at home at 12pm. Gerry Gearty and Brian Mallon are the men in charge of the minor team for 2009.

Training Ground Development
The Club are about to undertake a major project in terms of developing an all weather training area to the rear of the stand at our grounds in Dromod. It will be an expensive undertaking and we will be embarking on a number of fundraising projects in the coming months to help deliver this necessary addition to our facilities.

Youth Membership of €5 per child (maximum of €10 per household) and full adult membership (€10 for non-playing and €30 for playing membership) is now available from Jackie Conboy, Pat Farrell, Patricia Bohan or Shane Reynolds. All those intending to play for the club in 2009, at both adult and underage level, should note that they must have their membership paid before they can play this year. The club are also planning a registration day for all underage players in the coming weeks.

Good luck Pat
This Saturday club stalwart and current Registrar Pat Farrell walks down the aisle with his fiancée Linda St Leger from Dublin. Pat has been a great servant to the club over many years and holds county championship medals at all underage levels with Bornacoola. Pat also starred for St Mels in the Leinster Colleges Championship and with UCD in the Sigerson Cup during his student days. He played with Leitrim at all levels – a particular highlight being his appearance in the green and gold in the Connacht Final of 2000 against Galway.
Unfortunately a bad knee injury cut Pat’s career short and while he is still very much involved in the club, he had to retire permanently last year after several fruitless attempts to get back in the jersey. On behalf of all at the club, we wish Pat and Linda the very best in their future lives together.
A word of good luck also to Pat’s backroom team on Saturday – brother Colm, the irrepressible Johnathan Duffy and Club Secretary Shane Reynolds. Early odds on speech lengths suggest the world record may well be in their sights!!

Underage Teams
Among those who will be taking charge of Underage teams this year will be at minor level Gerry Gearty and Brian Mallon, at U-16 Shane Reynolds, John Muldowney and Henry Faughnan and at U-14 Seamus Mallon and Noel Mc Closkey. Best of luck to you all.

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