CLUB NOTES FOR W/ENDING SUNDAY 25th DECEMBER 2016   19/12/2016

As we wrap up for Christmas and prepare to welcome in a new year, we'd like to take this opportunity to say a BIG Thank You to all of our members and sponsors who have helped and supported us throughout 2016. The club has seen growth not experienced since the 1980's and is a testament to a group of people who have brought the club back to life over the past few years. A GAA Club is not just about a football, it's much more than that. It's about building a community spirit within a community, something that all too many have let slip away over recent times. As a club we are committed to growing and building for the future, not just for the kids of today, but for those yet to come. Although we refer to St Kevin's Killian's GAA as our club, it's also your club, we want everyone within the community to feel part of the club, to get stuck in if they want or simply pop by every now and again with some of our events throughout the year, a friendly face will never be turned away. So as we say goodbye to the good and bad of 2016 and stand before what 2017 brings, we hope you will join us on the continued journey of rebuilding St. Kevin's Killian's GAA Club into a club for the entire community.


Our Christmas Draw took place on Sunday the 18th December with 11 cash prizes to be won. The winners were, 1st - James Byrne, 2nd - V. Duffy, 3rd - Emer Halpin, 4th - Brendan Cooke, 5th - Paul Marr and 6th to 11th - Joe Dowling, Keith Doherty, Paul McDonagh, Martin Edwards, Tony Duke and Domo Anderson. Thank you so much to everyone who bought a ticket for our draw, your support for our club is very much appreciated and will go a long way to helping us continue to grow.


Training for the Junior Men's team has finished up for the winter now and will return in the New Year.


The Juvenile Section has finished up for Christmas and will return mid January 2017. New members are always welcome to come down and have a GO at GAA without obligation to join. In particular, we're looking for the following for the 2017 season;


- boys born in 2003/2004 to join our new u14's team next season

- boys and girls born in 2005/2006 for the u12's,

- boys born in 2007 for the u10's,

- boys and girls born in 2008 for u9's

- boys and girls born in 2009 for u8's and

- boys and girls born in 2010 for u7's.


All other ages from 2011 to 2013 are welcome to join the Academy. There is a training session on Wednesday afternoon from 15.30 for the u8's, u9's and u11's on the GAA pitches in Kilnamanagh.


Membership forms for the 2017 season are now available if you could collect a form at training and return as soon as possible. Alternatively you can sign up online at  www.stkevinskilliansgaa.com  where you can pay in full by credit card or choose a monthly plan - (if you have any queries regarding online payments, please contact our PRO, Graham Fitzpatrick by email - kevinskillianspro@gmail.com).


The club also has a number of advertising opportunities for local businesses. If you are, or know a business that might be interested in advertising with the club, please contact our Club PRO, Graham Fitzpatrick - kevinskillianspro@gmail.com