New Club Executive 2022
Following the recent Club AGM we would like to welcome three new members onto our Club Executive, Dermot Walsh has been appointed to the role of Vice Chairman, Barry Kilcoyne will lead our Public Relations as the new Club PRO and Pat Lucey is the new Healthy Club Officer.
Full Executive Committee for 2022 is as follows:
Chairman – Dermot Gannon
Vice Chairman – Dermot Walsh
Secretary – Enda O’Brien
Treasurer – Michael Kelly
PRO – Barry Kilcoyne
Coaching Officer – Aidan Brennan
Children’s Officer – Caroline De Bank
Planning & Development Officer – Sean McDonagh
Healthy Club officer – Pat Lucey
Club Registrar – Tom Brouder
Assistant Secretary – Brian Henry
Assistant Treasurer – Brendan Devane
We’ve joined the Irish Life GAA Healthy Club campaign… the aim is that Tubbercurry Gaa will become a hub for health in the community. Our first initiative – Ireland Lights Step Challenge has received a great response… in total our club members have walked more than 10,000km’s, the equivalent of Tubbercurry to New York and back! Lena McGuiness has led the way walking a remarkable 569km since the campaign kicked off… the top ten “steppers” to date are 1. Lena McGuiness, 2. Pat Gilmartin, 3. Donnacha Brouder, 4. Aidan “Bob” Brennan 5. Mickey “Mac” McDonagh, 6. Louise Brett, 7. Caroline McCarrick, 8. Fiona Henry, 9. Darren Henry, 10. Francis “Grobbelaar” Mannion. If you are interested in getting involved please contact our Healthy Club Officer Pat Lucey on 0878182232 for further details.
Well done to senior player and all round stylish footballer Fergal McDonagh who was the winner of our recent 50/50 draw on Feb 14th. This weekly draw is a very important revenue stream for our club, thanks to all who support. Tickets can be purchased at www.lottoraiser.ie/tubbercurrygaa/ or in store at Surlis’s Supervalu, McSorleys Centra, Foleys or Mickey Macs.
Sports Capital Funding
The club are delighted to announce that we have received a sports capital grant of €62,447 as part of the recent government Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP). Special thanks to all local representatives who have helped us on this journey. The funds will be put to great use over the coming months as the club continue to develop facilities and make Kilcoyne Park a place that the entire community of Tubbercurry can use with pride. Phase 1 of this development work, a new all-weather sand-based pitch is nearing completion. Phase 2 will commence shortly, this phase includes the erection of state-of-the-art match quality floodlights, followed by fencing, ball stops and goals. Once completed the new facility at Kilcoyne Park will be one of the top sporting venues in Connacht. Keep an eye our social media channels to follow progress over the next few weeks and months.
Teams are Back Training
Our Club teams have returned to the training field in recent weeks. Watch out for our under 13/15 teams who have recently completed their winter S&C program… we have already had to order bigger jerseys for these lads… their coaching team have referred to them as “animals in the gym”.
The senior team are back in action under the management of Knockmore man John Brogan. John is being supported by a backroom team that includes Francis Mannion, Pat Gilmartin, Ray Kilcoyne and Dermot Walsh.
Many of our club coaches attended last weekend’s 2022 GAA Games Development Coaching Conference in the NUI Galway Airdome at Bekan. The conference was opened by proud Tubbercurry man and President of the Connacht Council John Murphy.
On Field Success
Congratulations to local players Nathan Mullen (Coolaney-Mullinabrenna) and Conan Marren (Tourlestrane) who were part of NUIG’s recent Sigerson Cup win.
Well done to Senior Team Captain Eddie McGuiness who has been starring for Sligo Seniors in recent weeks.
Membership for the 2022 season is now open. Adult €100, Child €40, OAP €75, Family €125, Student €50, U7’s Free. To pay membership contact Chairman Dermot Gannon on 0873647681 or go to www.foireann.ie, navigate to membership and select Tubbercurry GAA Club.
These notes have been brought to you in association with our main sponsor Surlis’s Supervalu… thanks to Gearoid and family for their fantastic support of the club over the last number of years. Please continue to support the businesses of our community as they are ones that keep the clubs of our community going!