Ladies Football February Notes
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!
U8 Manager: Suzanne Naughton 086-8223938
U10 Manager: Martin O Brien 087-2155798
U12 Manager: Daithi Creedon 087-9440729
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.
Under 14s, 16s and Minors:
On a fresh but sunny afternoon last Saturday our u16s welcomed Nemo Rangers to Ballincollig to play their first challenge match of the season. A panel of 20 enthusiastic players made themselves available for this well worthwhile outing. With emphasis on a thorough warm-up to prevent any injuries or strains, the girls were prepared to take on a lively Nemo team. With excellent movement up and down the field both sides displayed an encouraging level of fitness and skill. The game gave a superb opportunity to Paddy and his management team to observe and identify what needs to be worked on at training and to try out players in different sections of the field. So begins the preparation for the U16 league due to begin by February 26th.
Meanwhile the u14s look forward to travelling to Passage next weekend. (Date/time to be confirmed) This will be the first game of their league which will run right through until April.
Heart-felt thanks to all our coaches/ mentors new and old who will be with us through the 2017 season. All parents welcome to lend a hand and Moms are especially welcome as a female presence is required on the pitch at all times.
We would also like to invite all parents to become garda vetted as you never know when your assistance pitch-side may be required! Garda vetting Forms have been e-mailed to all parents recently and if you haven’t received an e-mail please let us know.
Training continues every Monday and Friday; 6:50pm-8pm for all 2005 players and older. New members are always welcome