Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA notes 19th March 2017
Indoor Astro Turf
While the playing area is now complete, the club needs to raise €75000 to bring our indoor astro turf complex to completion (heating, electrics, toilets, dressing room, kitchen, meeting room etc.). In this regard, the club will require the generosity of the community: individuals, families and businesses, both at home and abroad. As previously advertised, you can sponsor a brick at €100, a block at €250 or a wall at €1500. The official launch of our fundraising efforts took place last weekend, and there will be a draw for cash prizes of €1000 and €500 for those who donate prior to the May Bank Holiday weekend. There will be teams in the various areas/townlands to contact to donate, and there will also be weekly collection points held around the parish to facilitate people who wish to donate. This week on Monday (March 20th) there will be a collection evening in Gilroy’s, Enniscrone from 8pm to 10pm. Further details of other payment methods online will be made available this week. Your support at this extraordinary time in the club’s history is greatly appreciated.
There was a false start to the season last Sunday when the inclement weather claimed our intermediate team’s opening fixture of 2017 against Tourlestrane in the Abbott Cup. Their first game in the competition will now be a home game against Cloonacool next Saturday at 5pm in Quigabar. Best of luck to everyone involved.
The amalgamation of Enniscrone-Kilglass/Easkey takes place again at minor level this year. Their first outing is at home to Owenmore Gaels on Monday, March 27th. Good luck to everyone involved.
Our U-16 team received a walkover from Easkey last Sunday morning in Division Two. They will play Tourlestrane on April 3rd in round two.
Our U-14 boys host Shamrock Gaels in the opening round of the Division Two league next Sunday morning at 11am in Quigabar. Best of luck to everyone involved.
Well done to Josh Ellis, Ciaran O’Dowd, Eoin Hallinan and the Sligo minor team on their second successive win in the Connacht Minor League against Roscommon last week. Josh played at full back, while Ciaran was a second half sub. They host Leitrim in round three next Saturday evening.
St Patrick’s Day parade
Congratulations to the organisers of a fantastic St Patrick’s Day parade in Enniscrone last Friday. Despite the poor weather there was a great crowd in the village. Well done to our U-14s and organisers of our float which was awarded best volunteer float in the parade.
There was no winner of last weekend’s blotto draw. The jackpot for next Saturday’s draw is €6300. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.