Blarney GAA news

2017 Club Membership Now Open Become a member of the oldest organisation in the parish. Join our club at www.blarneygaa.ie This year you now have the option to pay your annual membership over 4 monthly instalments – ONLINE ONLY. Benefits of Membership: •Complete use of the all weather pitch for club activities. •Playing members have access to the club gym & a certified strength, conditioning and fitness coach. •Players participating in official club playing activities have benefit cover under the GAA Injury Benefit Fund. See www.gaa.ie for full details. •Eligible to apply for & purchase tickets through the club for Intercounty Championship games involving Cork Hurlers and Footballers. •Free entry to all car boot sales held in Blarney. •Being an official member of the most famous and traditional organisation in the country and being registered officially with Croke Park. •For members 18 years & over, access to GRMA (go raibh maith agat) which is the new GAA Membership Card programme providing benefits and rewards to you, as a GAA member. Using the Card or membership number will enable GAA Members to benefit from partner discounts, special offers and earn points for going to games. •Giving support to your club, both financially through the membership fee but more importantly through participation in club activities. •Having a say through voting rights in how the club is run at the AGM.

Three hurlers make Muskerry team of the year. On Saturday 28th of January last at the Muskerry GAA Awards night in the Oriel House Hotel, Stephen O’Brien, Daniel Cronin & Mark Cremin were announced on the 2016 Junior hurling team of the year. Well done to the lads and to the other Blarney players who were nominated.

Club Development Update – Phase 1 Our club development project is the construction of a floodlit 3G artificial grass pitch and new ball alley next to our clubhouse. All works to the artificial grass pitch has been completed with ball alley to the completed in the coming weeks. Thanks to the fantastic generosity of our club members and many great friends of Blarney GAA club, we are delighted to announce we have reached our phase 1 target of €90,000. What an amazing story! Huge thanks to all who have made a donation to our club development. We appreciate it so much. Monies received to date for our club development: Sports Capital Grant: €110,000 Donation Scheme: €90,000 Munster Council Grant: €10,713 Cork County Council Grant: €10,000 Total received: €220,713 Total Project Cost: €270,000 Amount Outstanding: €49,287

Save The Date – Kellogg’s Cul Camp We are delighted to announce that Blarney GAA will run a Kellogs Cul Camp again in 2017. The hugely popular camp will run from 3rd July to 7th of July on our club grounds. Registration details will be posted on www.blarneygaa.ie closer to the date.

2017 Car Boot Sale Dates. Monday 17th April Monday 1st May Monday 5th June Monday 7th August Monday 30th October The cost of entry is €10 for a car, €15 for a van and €2 entry for customers. Free entry for club members. The club grounds open at 7.30am for sellers. NO BOOKING REQUIRED – just show up on the day! If you require any further information, please contact Ray Coleman on 087 233 3180 or email pro.blarney.cork@gaa.ie and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. The club also run our own stall, and we welcome any unwanted household goods, electrical items, garden tools etc for sale as a club fundraiser.

Cork County Council grant. We were delighted to receive another grant for our club development project. Our club were successful in our grant application to Cork County Council where we recently received €10,000 towards our all weather facility. Thanks to all involved in the grant application and to Cork County Council for their much needed support.

Club na nOg for 5 -10 year olds Thanks to all who registered for Club na nOg on Saturday the 4th of February last. Boys born between 2007 – 2012 are most welcome to join. Training on our new 3G artificial grass pitch is now on every Saturday morning. See www.blarneygaa.ie for futher information.

2017 Club Administration Adult Club President: Michael O’Leary Club Chairman: Martin Lynch Vice Chairman: Ray Coleman Secretary: Shane Jordan Fixtures: Stephen O’Brien Treasurer: Bernie O’Connell Registrar: Donal O’Leary Child Welfare Officer: John Quirke Muskerry Delegate: Shane Jordan Muskerry Delegate: Stephen O’Brien Cork County Delegate: John Quirke Cork County Delegate: Michael O’Shea Juvenile Club Chairman: Michael Barrett Secretary: Neil Murphy Board Delegate – Central: Ray Coleman Board Delegate – East: Michael Barrett Club na nÓg (2007 – 2012) Club Chairman: Niall Hayes Please visit www.blarneygaa.ie for more information.

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