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22nd January 2014

posted 14 Feb 2014, 15:30 by Cortoon Shamrocks

The Club held an Open Forum Meeting on Sunday with the objective of encouraging members of the community to participate and contribute in ensuring the future success of the club, both adult and juvenile. The gathering was very well attended and a number of ideas were put forward as regards how the Club should progress for the future, which the Executive Committee will now pursue. It was a very informative meeting, both for the members and the committee, and it was great to see so many willing to volunteer to help the Club improve both on and off the pitch. We would like to thank all those who attended and we look forward to working closely with you over the coming months.

Also on the day, we presented the Connolly Cup, for Club Person of the Year, to Shane Gilmore. Shane demonstrated his unquestionable love and dedication to the Club when he twice travelled from his new home in Canada to line out for the Senior team in Championship action, deferring his return and taking time off work to play a starring role in our epic journey.

With the start of the football season just a matter of weeks away, the Club Officers have been hard at work in the background ensuring everything is in place for what we hope will be another successful season. Following on from the AGM just before Christmas, a number of positions remained unfilled and we are delighted to announce that these have now been filled. Padraic McGagh has taken over as Underage Chairman with Enda Cannon coming in as Assistant Treasurer. The Senior management team has also been put in place with Mickey Costello being ratified at an Executive Committee meeting last week. Michael John Concannon is returning as a selector alongside Brian Walsh and Strength & Conditioning Coach, Cathal Furey who have both agreed to stay on for another year.

Midweek training will soon be able to re-commence when the floodlights, which were very generously donated to us by Dunmore McHales GAA Club, are installed on Friday evening to replace the lights that were stolen from Brownsgrove last year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dunmore McHales for their generosity.

The Under 21 team were drawn against Glenamaddy/Glinsk in the preliminary round of the Championship with the winners going on to face last year’s winners, Athenry, in the first round. The preliminary round will take place on 1st Feb with the first round on the following week.

The Under 13 league gets under way on 9th Feb. Management will be in contact will all of the squad over the coming days.

We are now taking orders for our new Club hoodie which is priced at €30 and can be viewed on our website. A deposit of €10 can be paid to any member of the committee to submit your order.

Cortoon crested shorts are now available to purchase in Total Fitness Solutions in Tuam in both adult’s and children’s sizes.

 “Half a Parish – A Complete Club” is a comprehensive history of Cortoon Shamrocks GAA Club and is packed full of stories, match reports, and photographs. It has 247 full colour pages and makes a great read. Priced at €19.99, the book is available from the Cortoon Inn and other outlets in Tuam or from any committee member. For overseas orders, please send an enquiry to Cortoon Shamrocks website is now live and includes match fixtures, results, & reports, club news, coaching tips, photographs and many more useful links. There is also a contact page where you can submit a query, comment or suggestion on how we could improve the website or indeed the club.

Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on 11th January for a jackpot of €5,700 were: 17, 18, 29, 32. There were no Jackpot or Match 3 winners. Lucky Dip winners of €25 each were: John Joe Duignan, Stripe; Joe Diskin, Brownsgrove; Fergal Heverin, Gallagh; Evelyn Halleran, Coolepark.

The numbers drawn on 18th January for a jackpot of €5,800 were: 12, 18, 26, 27. There were no Jackpot or Match 3 winners. Lucky Dip winners of €25 each were: William Kearns, Dunmore;  Martin Munnelly, Coolepark; Peggy McGagh, Beagh; Paddy Kilgarriff, Tuam.

The winners of the last two Bonus Balls, run in conjunction with the Cortoon Inn, were Padraic Lee and Vinnie Kearns.