Ba maith liom…to wish you
Nollaig Shona agus bliain Úr faoi mhaise
We have had a great year thanks to all the efforts of our players, mentors, members and supporters. Naomh Gall is alive and well in corp agus anam.
Tréaslaím libh an obair a dhéanann sibh ar son Cumann Naomh Gall.
The month of December has been a busy time in the club. Sometimes we overlook all the unseen hard work going on continuously during the year so I would just like to mention some members and activities that have been going on.
Our youth club has been running on Tuesday nights from November. So thanks to Michael, Karl, Patrick, Kevie, Sean O’Rawe, Rosemarie, Ricky, Sinead, Deirdre, Michelle, Cuisle, Maeve, Bronagh, Geraldine, Sinead Emmet , Orla and Sean who all volunteer to play football, play table tennis,( the round the table game is something else!!_) do art activities and learn Irish with the children.
To our parents, Daithi, Gareth, Owen, Sean, Oliver, Gareth who also help at different times thank you also
On the last Thursday in November our intrepid secretary led us in the decorating of the club. I have to say our new tree is something else; Sinead, way to go.!!
Sinead, Orla, Emmet, Aodh, myself, The O’Rawe family, Gerry and Paddy Barry put up three trees to the music of Michael Bubble. We also had two guest appearances from Vincent and Bro Christopher who helped decorate the lounge tree!!. Christopher had the honour of putting the star on the top of the tree.
At the start of December Paul and Patrick Flannagan installed the new fire in the lounge which adds to the atmosphere considerably.
We had a really successful bazaar on Sunday 7th December and it was great to see so many old and new families participating.
I must thank our coordinators Harry Murphy and Ricky McCurdy who have been busy collecting and organising for the event throughout the year.
I have to thank :
- The McCurdy family for their work on the day at the games table,
- Harry Murphy, Bronagh Flannagan and Máire Gallagher for their Trojan work on the Tombola.
- Rosemarie O’Rawe and Olivia on the cake stand, Sarah Flannagan and her mum for the gorgeous pavlovas and other cakes and Paddy Barry who baked for the cake stall and also provided 5 dozen mince pies for the tea and coffee.
- Olivia and Gerard Higgins who manned the tea stand all day, I ‘m sure they were exhausted as they were rushed off their feet.
- Sally Brennan who did amazing table decorations so go raibh mille maith agat, Sally.
- Paul and Rosemary Flannagan and Nicola Culbert who manned the Santa letter table
- Molly Costello who manned the bric a brac stand and won some prizes on the Tombola !!.
- Marie Therese Robinson and her mum Dymphna who manned the other knic knac stand and Marie Therese also provided sweetie bags for the lovely sweet table organised by Deirdre and Maeve. Sinead also helped at the sweet stand and sold many ballots for our wonderful hamper
- Priscilla and Sonia who worked hard on the St Gall’s stand as well aú decorating stars and Christmas balls as well.
- And a great thank you to Nica, David Sheehan’s wife who did amazing face painting for us all afternoon
I am delighted to say we had a great turn out of under 14 and under 16 girls who provided a chocolate fountain and other games helped by Tierna Brennan
Maith Thú to all of you and your mentors, Liz Gilchrist, John and Terry.
To Fionnuala Murphy, Michael Culbert Senior, Patrick Flannagan, Jack Brennan and Hugh Mullan and any other volunteers who helped us set up the bazaar and then tidy it all away again, we couldn’t have done it without you all.
There was a wonderful atmosphere so once again Naomh Gall Abú
It is that time again, our Christmas gear orders are due in now.
On Thursday 11 December, Priscilla, Deirdre and Ricky worked all evening until midnight sorting out the Adidas orders and on Saturday morning Priscilla, Myself, Fiona Hopkins and Angela Stafford were down in the club to give some of those orders out. Next week we will also be there with others to give out O’Neills gear. Nobody sees the work these ladies put in over the year, so thank you Priscilla, Angela, Fiona and Bronagh and Deirdre for all the effort.
Our juveniles are in Dunville park on Saturdays since November and Sinead, Geraldine Dunne, Deirdre, Rosemarie and Bronagh have been providing tea and coffee from 9 in the morning .
Ladies you are all something else.
To Roger and Philip who are continuously attending meetings with me on behalf of the club, thank you.
Finally, Our Christmas dinner was at the weekend and you may have noticed the lovely lights on the stage. Thank you, Jackie Bradley, for sourcing them on e-bay for us, buying them and coming down to untangle and to put up 24 strings of lights, ably assisted by Ciaran and Harry .
The reason I mention all this work is because this unseen work is at the heart of Cumann Naomh Gall. This is voluntary unseen work by members who care for our club but don’t ask for praise. However I feel they need acknowledged and thanked. So……
Go raibh míle maith agaibh and Nollaig Shona Daoibh
St Stephens Day
Look forward to seeing you all in the club over the holidays especially on St Stephens Day for the football match. Alfie’s charity this year is PIPS, watch for details
Have a lovely Christmas
Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 2pm.
Juvenile training for the Autumn is back!
A message to our members from Paul Buchannan!
Thanks for a very hospitable welcome at your party today as always and a pleasure to entertain your courteous children and were a great audience and a credit to your club and families .
HO HO HO Kids Christmas party tomorrow 11 am – 1pm. (u6-u12.) We’ll be bopping & singing, even Santa’s coming along! Mums & dad’s can join in the fun or enjoy a quiet cuppa in the lounge. Hope to see you all there.
Christmas orders are ready for collection this Saturday from 10.30 to 2pm only. Also cycling jerseys are ready for those who ordered them.
As always thanks to our club volunteers for sorting all the Christmas gear out!
Check out the Nollaig greetings from club chair, Monica Culbert
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Adidas and Club Mugs gear (Water bottles etc.) is now available for collection this Saturday 13th December from
11.00am to 1pm. Not all the adidas gear has arrived, some t shirts to be specific, but 99% of it is in! Many thanks to the shop volunteers for their hard work this time of the year!
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