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Juvenile Medal Presentations
A great evening was had in Claregalway on Sunday 13th December where all the great achievements for 2009 were recognised. MC’s for the evening were Gerry Moran, Chairman of the Ladies Club and Peadar Dolan, Chairman of the Juvenille Club.

A large crowd including players, managers, mentors and parents were present to acknowledge the hard work by all the various groups and in particular the success that the ladies and juveniles have enjoyed this year. One of the Club highlights for 2009 was having the U14 Girls and Boys represent Galway in the National Feile Finals in Kildare earlier in the year.

A big tribute was paid to the Main sponsors, Hughes Supermarket, whose contribution and continued suppport enabled both squads to represent the Club at such a high level. Jimmy Hughes of Hughes Supermarket was on hand to present medals to the Ladies team who participated in Feile 2009. Tribute was also paid to the many volunteers involved in training, fundraising and co-ordinating, which goes on quietly behind the scenes. It is through all of these people and their ongoing dedication and hard work that has made Claregalway GAA Club the success that it is today.

The Club, which continues to grow every year, in 2009, had a membership of close to 650 players. In order to support these growing numbers and to support and promote development of players, It is now critical that the Club can go forward and develop the new training grounds in Knockdoemore, Claregalway as well as improving existing facilities.

There will be a number of activities and various initiatives taking place over the next year to support this development and everyone involved in the Club will be asked to support in any way possible. The most valuable resource that any Club or Organisation has is the people involved in it and in Claregalway GAA, we are lucky to have that in abundance. We are now looking forward to a great year for all in 2010.

Junior Ladies
Claregalway took on Barna in thr junior league final on Sunday the 13th of December in the Claregalway GAA grounds. Barna opened the scoring in the first few minutes and were really ready for action adding a few points to their tally before Claregalway moved into gear.

Claregalway scored 3 points in quick sucession with no reply from Barna to level the score. Now with the first half nearing a close both teams began to show their hunger for the title. another 4 points from Claregalway meant the score at half time was Claregalway 7points, Barna 3points.Claregalway began the second half began as they ended the first, picking off their points.Barna responded by scoring a great goal that proved too strong for Siobhan Cullen who was letting nothing past her all day.

The goal acting like kinder to the fire of both teams. Both teams battling for the ball all over the pitch. But Claregalway proved too strong for Barna on the day. The final score Claregalway 2-13 Barna 1-6.

Claregalway panel: Siobhan Cullen, Lisa Kirwan, Roisin Gavin, Lorraine Keane, Ashley O Connell, Amy Rohan, Helen Moran, Fabiane Cooney, Orla Dickson, Charolette Cooney,Mairead Linnane, Tara Hession, Eimear O Connell, Hannah Coen, Aislinn Newell, Sinead Harte, Michelle Dunleavey, Jennifer Dowd, Siofra Leonard, Eimile Gavin Sinead Mannion, Nicola Conlon, Alva Manning, Georgina Healy, Deirdre Brennen Eimear Joyce Great credit goes to the managers and mentors of this team Barry Cooney, Mike Kirwin, Mick OConnell.

Minor Boys
Claregalway played Corofin in the long awaited North Board Minor A League Final on Sunday in Barnaderg. The long delay and lack of match pratice showed in the Claregalways Team’s play and Corofin had a comfortable win 2-11 to 0-6.

Claregalway Team: C King ,D Gavin C O’Hagan, H Newell , K McDermot M Evans, C Harte, K Hansberry,K Hussey M Moran, M Noonan D Conroy D Cunningham S Moran, E Commins,R Dooley , J Evans R Harrington, All AGM’s have now taken place.

The Club Website will be updated in the coming days with details of officers for the various committees and the names and contact details for the Managers and Mentors of the various squads. Many thanks to all who have volunteered their services.

The Club continues to welcome people who would like to help out in any way throughout the year with training, first aid and administration. If you think you can spare some time in 2010, please contact any of the Managers or Mentors.