Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA Club Notes

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

GAA Nursery – Take Two!
Our GAA nursery coaches have ‘thawed out’ after the last week’s weather, and we will begin our Saturday morning coaching for 2018 this Saturday, March 10th in Oxfield. The session times are as follows:

Players born 2012 and 2013: 9:45am to 10:30am (venue tbc)

Players born 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011: 10:30am to 11:30am (outdoors).

New players are particularly welcome to join any of the above coaching sessions.

Become a member
Our thanks to everybody who came along to our club registration sessions in Rosses Point and Oxfield last week. Remember, you can also register online for 2018 at any stage using the club’S website drp.gaa.ie. There, you’ll also find a full listing our membership fees for this year.

Our Zero2Hero fundraiser, which was organised by our senior men’s footballers before Christmas, raised an impressive €10,979. Huge thanks to main event organiser Niall Canning and the senior players for their sterling work. Special mention also to our four main Zero2Hero event sponsors for their generous support. They were: Clifford Electrical, Dean Hall Tree Services, Bank of Ireland Sligo & AVA Systems in Finisklin.

Child Protection Course
A Child Protection course will be held in Oxfield on March 12th in Oxfield at 7pm. This is a mandatory course for all club coaches. It lasts three hours. If you’re a coach who hasn’t yet completed this course, please call our coaching officer Declan Carroll on 0879480114 to book a place.

Welcome aboard Paul
At the club’s February meeting, Paul Tolan was ratified as our new Child Protection Officer for 2018. Welcome aboard Paul.

Club Transfers
Welcome back to former DRP footballer David Kerrigan who has transferred back to Drumcliffe/Rosses Point from Ballymachugh (Co Cavan) this year. Best wishes to Seán Peyton whose work commitments in county Monaghan mean he’ll be playing his club football with Castleblaney Emmets in 2018.

St Patrick’s Day Family Hotpot
We will be holding our annual Family Hot Pot event on Saturday, March 17th, in Harry’s Bar & Bistro, Rosses Point, from 1:30pm onwards. Why not join us after the parade celebrations for some delicious grub for all the family. Hotpot prices: Adult meal €10, Child €5 or a family ticket is available for €25. You can then relax and enjoy the rugby (England v Ireland) and the GAA (All-Ireland club finals) on the TV screens.

Calling all budding ‘Chefs’
If you would like to cook a hotpot for our St Patrick’s Day extravaganza on March 17th, please contact event organiser Mary Power 0876288718.

Club Newsletter
The club’s monthly ‘DRP newsletter’ is up and running again for 2018, providing a summary of the news club news and activities. Look out for the March edition which is free and available in local shops and stores. It is also emailed each month to registered club members.

Austin O’Callaghan
Drumcliffe Rosses Point GAA Club