Club News 6th February 2014

We wish our senior team the best of luck for the 2014 season, along with their new management team Ciaran Fitzpatrick with Brendan Nelligan and Anthony Murray.

The ACFL Division 3 League 2014 will get underway on Saturday 15/02/13 – Corlough v Shannon Gaels at 3.30pm in Corlough. Please come along to the game and support the team. Details of more upcoming games in February and March can be found here and on the Cavan GAA website.

New Shannon Gaels jersey – anybody who wishes to order please contact Pauline Murray 086 1244778 before 20/02/14. All orders must be paid for in advance.

Lotto: No Jackpot Winner on 25/01/14. Numbers Drawn: 9, 13, 19 & 22. €20 Winners: Eamon Murray, Brandon McKiernan, Sarah McCann and Eddie Curran. Next Draw 08/02/14 in the Melrose Inn Dowra. Jackpot €3,850.

Club Membership & Registration: Membership is now due for 2014 and it’s not just for players but for anybody who wants to be a member of the GAA. All players(both adult and underage) need to register to be covered by insurance. The fees are Adults €30, Under 18’s €15 and Family €75. For more information contact John Cassidy, Club Registrar on 087 2285020 or click here

GAA National Club Draw: Tickets now on sale from committee members for €10 each. All proceeds go to the club. Great prizes to be won such as a trip for 2 to the 2014 International Rules in Australia, All Ireland Football and Hurling Tickets, Croke Park Concert Tickets, Travel and Shopping Vouchers and a Trip to New York for St. Patrick’s Day 2015. You can find more details on posters displayed locally and on the Gaa website

National League Division 3- Round 2. Offaly v Cavan in Tullamore on Sunday 9th February 2014. Cavan were the winners over Fermanagh in Round 1.

The McKenna Cup Final: Ulster GAA have confirmed the rescheduled Power NI Dr McKenna Cup Final between Cavan & Tyrone will take place on Wednesday 19th February at 8.00pm. Venue TBC

Next Committee Meeting at 9.30pm on Wednesday 20th February 2014 in the Club House.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on Sunday 12th January 2014 at 7pm in the Market House, Blacklion. Thank you to those who attended. The Annual Report for 2013 is available to read here.

The following are the Shannon Gaels Club Officers for 2014. Chairman – John Paul Feeley, Vice Chair – Francie McManus, Secretary – Fiona McManus, Treasurer – Pauline Murray, PRO & Assistant-Secretary – Rosaleen Wynne, Assistant Treasurer – Philip Feeley, Registrar – John Cassidy, Cultural Officer – Ben Cassisdy, Coaching Officer – Ollie Nolan and the Children’s Officer is Nevin O’Donnell.

The Joe Maguire Memorial Cup in aid of Blacklion Social Services & North West Hospice took place on St. Stephen’s Day, Thursday 26/12/13 in Blacklion. Belcoo were the winners over Shannon Gaels by 2 points on the day. In the 50/50 draw Tom Leonard won the first prize of €100 and Veronica O’Donnell won the 2nd prize of €50. The match was followed by refreshments in Fitzpatrick’s Bar. Thank you to all who supported this event. You can view photos of the event thanks to Tony Griffin at photosofblacklion.net

The Presentation of Medals to the Shannon Gaels Under 14 Girls Division 3 League County Champions by Killian Clarke and Aillish Cornyn took place in the Market House Blacklion on Sunday evening 8th December 2013. You can view photos from the event on photosofblacklion.net

A big thank you to Vincy & Anne McGovern, Hillview Transport for sponsoring Hoodies for the League winning Under 14 Girls Team.

The Night at the Races took place on Sunday 29th December 2013 in the Glan Bar. A big thank you to everybody who sponsored or part sponsored races, purchased horses and supported this fundraising event by attending on the night and also to all those who assisted with organising and running the event on the night. The full list of sponsors was as follows:-

Main Sponsors

  • LMJ
  • The Glan Bar
  • The Bush Bar
  • Fitzpatricks Bar
  • Michael Fitzpatrick Plant Hire
  • The Meadow View Inn Cavan
  • Quinn Building Products
  • Bradys of Arva
  • AIB Manorhamillton
  • Belcoo Pharmacy
  • Manorhamilton & District Credit Union

Joint Sponsors

  • Frank Eddies Bar
  • Eugene McCann Spar
  • Seamus Dolan Electrical
  • Charlie Dolan—Dowra PO
  • Shuttercraft
  • Glenfarne Wood Products
  • Hilview Transport
  • Gilmartin Insurance