Posted by in News.

Strictly (Season 2) comes to Claregalway. On Friday January 27th in the Claregalway Hotel football boots will be swapped for sequins and dancing shoes. At the launch of this fundraising event in the Claregalway Hotel this week the full line up for Strictly Claregalway Season 2 was revealed. Since November under the watchful eyes of the pros over 30 twinkle toed locals were taken out of their comfort zones to commence training. With only 2 weeks to go they are enthusiastically perfecting their dance moves and all will be vying to impress the judges and audience – let’s hope no red cards will be issued!

The money raised from Strictly will be used for the development of the Knockdoemore Facility which is home to the Claregalway Football club and many other local clubs and groups. Prize-money will also be donated to a Charity chosen by the winning Dancers.

Tickets are €20 and are on sale now from The Claregalway Hotel Reception or contact the Claregalway GAA Football Club Facebook page. They are selling fast so please get your ticket soon.

Speaking at the launch John Morrin club chairman commented that “without the dedication and commitment of both the dancers and organisers we would not be able to stage this event and we are actively seeking business sponsorship; support for this event which will greatly aid the development of facilities for Claregalway GAA Club”.

Thanks to the main sponsors of the event are: Zurich Life, The Claregalway Hotel, Flynns of Lackagh, Electric Skyline, McCarthy’s Contractors and St.Jarlath’s Credit Union. We are asking for the help of the local business community once again to sponsor dancers and couples in the competition .There are some limited tickets available also from the Hotel or Committee members.

The Claregalway Senior Ladies will return to Kerry on the weekend of 17/19 February to defend their crown at the 2017 Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé. This promises to be another great weekend for the Girls. The bus will depart at 6pm on the Friday evening. Well done to Deirdre Brennan, Eimile Gavin and Charolette Cooney who were part of the Galway Senior Ladies Panel that won the Connaught Winter League on Sunday when they defeated Sligo 1-2 to 0-3 in Bekan. Also good luck to all our players still involved in County Trials at U-14, U-16 and Minor. Congratulations to the following three players selected as the Clubs Players of the Year for 2016. The Senior award goes to Ruth Horkan who despite studying in Scotland gave a massive commitment to her Club from playing in the Páidí Tournament in February to playing a big part in Clubs gallant effort in the County Final in September. The Junior award goes to our outstanding 2016 captain Laurie Moran who led by example all year and put in a sterling performance in the County Junior semi-final after travelling from Limerick that evening for the game. The Young Player of the Year award goes to Aoife Gavin who played a pivotal role in the Juniors winning of the Division 5 league in the Summer before graduating to the Senior team for their run into the County Final. Training for the Ladies Minor/Juniors and Seniors will begin next Saturday 21st January at 7pm in Knockdoemore. First round of the Senior and Junior County Leagues are on the 5th March

The Minister and Junior Minister for Transport Tourism & Sport have announced the new Sports Capital Programme funding. Applications can only be made for this funding on-line and your group/organisation must first be registered through the ‘Oscar on-line’ registration system.

Please Note – the closing date for registration is  5pm on Friday the 10th  February 2017.

If you have already registered your group or organisation you do not have to do so again.

Important to note; –  Third Level institutions, Schools, Education & Training Boards may only apply jointly with

sports clubs.

Applications will be received as and from 9am on Monday the 23rd of January 2017.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday the 24th February 2017.

We would like to invite anyone interested in joining the Club Coaching Committee to make their interest known to a Club Officer or by return email to this email address. It is an opportunity for you to participate in the organisation of coaching and influence the direction & nature of coaching in the club. The coaching committee have responsibility across Ladies, Juvenile and Adult Clubs. This invite is extended to all and can be circulated to any interested individuals.

claregalway football logo