Club Notes 01-03-2015

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Western Gaels GAA Club re-launch/going weekly of our club lotto is fully up and running with local sales teams are out and about calling to all houses in the club catchment are. Its just 3 weeks to go now to the new draw format which starts on the 22nd March 2015 so be sure and get your tickets purchased in advnace to be in with a chance of winning some of the promotional cash prizes below.

  • Annual Ticket with 3 lines for weekly draw = €100 (True Cost = €300)
  • Direct Debit as low as €8.50 per month over the course of the year
  • Special One off Prize Draw for all new annual ticket sales  who purchase their ticket ahead of the 22nd March deadline;
    • 1st Prize = €1000
    • 2nd Prize = €500
    • 3rd Prize = €250

We would urge all our club members and patrons both players and parents alike to fully support this new launch of our club lotto as we continue to develop our club both on and off the sporting fields. Tickets can also be purchased online through our paypal account on

New Club Website:

Our website has been undergoing a revamp over the last 2 months and will be up and running again from this week onwards. New features include a club shopping function for all our club merchandise and our club lotto can be purchased through paypal online also. It will also be fully compatible with all mobile devices with new fixtures calendar for all your upcoming fixtures in both mens and ladies codes. check it out on

Club Registration:

The Club’s reminds all players and team managements that players who are playing and training currently that have not registered are not covered under the GAA player insurance scheme. Please ensure you are registered before continuing to play or train.

Registration rates for 2015 were set at the recent AGM at the following levels:

Adult Players over 18 in Both Ladies and Men’s Codes: €100

Family Membership: €100

Single Underage Playing Member: €50

Adult Non playing Member:€50

Club Merchandise Gear:

The club have a wide range of club merchandise gear available for all our players and supporters in the run up to the new season commencing over the next few weeks. Check out our current stock of club gear which is available for sale in Cooneys Hardware in Tibohine every day during opening hrs or Visit our website which has new shopping function which can be used to purchase all items online.

Current range includes for Gear Bags, Boot Bags, Hoodies, Jackets, Polo tops, Training jerseys, Togs, Socks etc

Men’s Football:

U-16 Team:

The Michael Cooney & Sons Ltd sponsored U-16 team travelled to Castlerea on Saturday afternoon to play the home side in the re-fixed round two of the league. Castlerea St. Kevins were much the stronger and secured the points.

Minor Team:

The Michael Cooney & Sons Ltd sponsored minor team played Boyle in Boyle on Sunday morning, both teams were very evenly matched and the sides were level at the break, the second half started in a similar fashion but Western Gaels got the vital scores in the final quarter to ensure the win.

Final score Western Gaels 2-09 Boyle 3-04. The team are out again next Sunday with a home game against St. Aidan’s.

Ladies Football:

U-16 Ladies

The U-16 ladies game vs Castlerea was postponed due to the poor weather conditions. The girls travel to Strokestown next Sunday to play the home side in round 2 of the championship.

Gaelic For Girls:

Western Gaels are starting a new programme called Gaelic4girls. It’s for non-registered girls to give them the basics in Gaelic football. It’s for ages 8-12 we can take younger but they will not be able play in the blitzs. We are proud to have been selected out of thousands of applications as only 44 clubs in Ireland Will be running this course. We are having a registration night on Friday 20th of March in the clubhouse in frecnhaprk from 8pm-9pm. The cost is €8 for that each player will receive a gaelic4girls Jersey and certificate, there will also be a connacht blitz and the national blitz in croke park. Our first training session will start on Saturday 28th March at 10:30 for 1 hour. 

Any queries contact Phil on our facebook page or 0877538377.