ULSTER COLLEGES ALL-STAR

 Congratulations to Barry Reilly who claimed his second Ulster Colleges All-Star just before Christmas.  Barry is one of only two people to retain their positions from the previous year’s All Star side.  This time he has been selected in the half forwards, compared to the full forward line last year.

 A super achievement in its own right, but even more so bearing in mind Barry would not represent one of the larger colleges in Ulster.  The fact that the High School have only ever won six colleges All-Stars in their history, and Barry has two of them, says it all really.

 JUVENILE HURLING

 A new six week nursery programme for hurling for children born between 2003-06 (ages 4-7) will take place in Jan/Feb 2010. This will be run jointly between Kingscourt Stars, Cavan Hurling Board, Cavan Coaching and Games and Ulster Council. What we need is adults to train as coaches for this age group!

 No previous hurling experience is required to coach this group. Just a willingness to learn and have fun while both you and the children learn new skills. The FUNdamentals course delivered by Mickey Glover is a fun way to learn the game. Should there be sufficient interest from adults then a mini blitz league will take place with other clubs in the region that have committed to this programme, Castlerahan, Cuchullains and Bailieborough.

 All of these events will take place indoors out of the cold!!! Anyone wishing to get involved then let Pat Faulkner, James Brown or Willie Gaughan know and we will get the ball rolling. We would also hope to have an U-8 team in action in the Spring, again, against local opposition.

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB
 
It’s not too late to support the club here.  Once you sign up, the club will receive 5% of your Vodafone monthly bill, whether you are bill or prepay.  To sign up costs you or the club nothing and you do not even need to be a member of the club to participate.
 
Register directly on www.supportyourgaaclub.ie for just leave your name and number into M&F or Pat or indeed any committee member.  Your support is much appreciated.

LOTTO
 
This week’s draw took place in Dun A Ri House. There was no jackpot winner and the three Match 3’s (Trivia Fleming, Georgre Kellett & Dean Watters-Reilly) win €70 each.  The winning numbers were 01, 07, 15, & 26 (Bonus 11).  The next draw will take place in M&F’s on Sunday 10th January and the jackpot will be €5,400.

CLUB AGM

The Club AGM will now take place on Sunday 17th January in the Club Pavilion and not Sunday 10th as initially arranged.  Throw in is at 2pm and we hope to see everyone there as we start and do it all over again….  Naturally, new members are most welcome.