Ladies Football January News Update
Our Club has had a fantastic start to 2017, with over 50 girls training on Friday and Monday evenings from 6:50-8pm. The enthusiasm is terrific with several mentors helping to improve skills and fitness. There were a few changes to our Committee at our recent AGM. Much praise and thanks were expressed to Cait MacManamon (outgoing Secretary) and Paddy Lucey (outgoing Chairperson) for their commitment and support in helping to develop Ballincollig LGFA into the vibrant Club it has become.
Committee for 2017:
Chairperson: John Oldham
Secretary: Aileen O Flynn
Treasurer: Carmel Buttimer
Registrar: Theresa O Mahony
PRO: Shirley McCarthy & Denise O Mahony
Procurement Officer: Imelda Power
Children’s Officer: Annette Murphy, Jim Lordan & Maedbh MacManamon
Last year was a very positive year in the Club in many ways. We ran a very successful Gaelic 4 Girls programme which introduced over 100 girls from all the local Primary Schools on the basics of Ladies Football, while having exercise and great fun. Our Under 10s and Under 14s were very successful in their Leagues and our under 12 girls and our Minor ladies were crowned Mid Cork Champions. With all this in mind, we are looking forward to our Celebration Party, which will be held in the GAA Club on Friday, 3rd March from 7pm – 11pm. It is a night to put away the shorts and tracksuits and glam-up for a great night with your friends, family and Team-mates. Mid Cork Medals will be presented to both Under 12 and Minor Teams on the night, followed by a DJ. More Information to follow, so be sure and put the 3rd of March in your Diary!!
This year our Registration Day will be held on Monday, 6th March in the GAA from 6-8pm. We are holding it on a Monday this year to accommodate parents dropping and collecting their girls from training. All girls MUST be registered on that day, as our leagues will have started/starting at that time. Registration Forms will be emailed to all current members, so kindly make sure that both players and parent/guardians have the relevant sections filled in. Registration Forms will be available on the day for new members. Registration Fees as follows:
Under 8s: 45 euro
Under 10s 45 euro
Under 12s 60 euro
Under14s 60 euro
Under 16s 60 euro
Minor 60 euro
Adults playing 65 euro
Adults non-playing 40 euro
Club gear will be on display during Registration and can be ordered also at that time.
Under 8s, 10s and 12s
All girls in this age group will kick-off this year’s training INDOORS, as before Christmas in the Parish Hall from Monday 6th Feb at 6:15-7:15, with Suzanne, Martin and Daithí. This will continue for the month of February. New members are always welcome. Feel free to just turn up on the night – it is a super way to make new friends and keep fit! Manager: Suzanne Naughton 086-8223938
Under 14s, 16s and Minors:
These girls are already into their 3rd week of training and preparing in earnest for their leagues which will begin mid-February. Our Under 16 ladies will have their first Challenge match of the year in the next 2 weeks v Nemo. Training continues every Friday and Monday from 6.50-8pm. New members are always welcome.
U14 Manager: Maria NicCárthaigh 086-1582492
U16 Manager: Paddy Lucey 085-0957456
Minor Manager: Paddy Lucey 085-0957456
All girls have been informed that they MUST wear GUMSHIELDS at all times on the Pitch. As and from January 2017, any girl who forgets her Gumshield WILL NOT be allowed train under any circumstances.