The Committee and members of Naomh Colmcille C.L.G would like to offer their deepest sympathies to Our Club President Sean McDaid and his Family, His Wife Monica, Daughters Bernie, Brede, Donna, Noeleen, Shauna, and Veronica; Sons Adian, Anthony, Declan, Gerard, Gregory, Kieran, Oliver, Patsy and William. Sean passed away on Wednesday 31st of May at 90 years of age. Sean was one of the three main founders of the Naomh Colmcille GAA Club at Páirc Colmcille in Newtowncunningham.
“The GAA started in Carrigans in 1980 in John Bryson’s field. The team was made up of local lads and some custom men and guards who were stationed in the area at the time. They came over to Newtown in 1985 and Newtown had a great under-age team which had been going since 1982. The field was officially opened in 1987. Both teams amalgamated and was renamed Naomh Baithin.
The President was Dr. Cannon Cunnea, Chairman was Loe McGurk (senior) and Secretary was Maurice O’Donnell. Art McCloon and Sean McDaid were also involved in the club. Carrigans carried on with the senior team and while Newtown developed the underage teams. In the 1993 season the club changed its name to Naomh Colmcille. In 1995, the club won the league and the Championship and have continued to grow from strength to strength from the beginning of Naomh Colmcille CLG; becoming Group A Junior Champion’s 2010.” ‘Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasail’
Naomh Colmcille Training Schedule this week is as follows
Under 8’s: training: will be on Saturday the 9th of June at 11 am at Páirc Colmcille.
Under 10’s training: will be on Friday the 8th of June at 6 pm at Páirc Colmcille.
Under 12’s training: will be on Monday the 11th of June at 7:30 pm at Páirc Colmcille.
Under 14’s training: will be on Friday the 8th of June at 7:00pm at Páirc Colmcille.
Under 16’s training: will be on Thursday the 7th of June at 6:00pm at Páirc Colmcille.
Under 18’s training will be on Thursday 7th and Tuesday 12th of June at 6 pm at Páirc Colmcille.
Gaelic for Girls training: will be on Friday the 8th of June at 6 pm at Páirc Colmcille.
Can all under age players please bring €2, boots, shorts /track bottoms and a drink.
Senior training will continue this week as per notification via TEXT from Senior Manager Joe Higgins
New players are always welcome!!
Note: all updates about training and match fixtures will be on the Club’s website (www.naomhcolmcille.com) and Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille GAA.)
Naomh Colmcille lotto numbers: lotto numbers this week are 188.8.131.52.4.7.1. Congratulations to Sean Cullan and Julie & Oliver McDaid who won €37.50 with the winning sequence of 184.108.40.206. Next week Lotto jackpot is €930. The Club would like to take the opportunity to Thank Everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the Club the essential means of continuing to give our local Kids and Adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pass time.
The Club are also registered for Tesco (Ireland) for schools and Clubs voucher scheme which is now up and running for 2012; this will allow the Club to avail of much needed extra Kit and equipment for our young members of the Club.
The club is now registered for a ‘Lucozade sport promotion’ where we could get either €10,000 if we collect the most bottle caps, or entered into a draw for €5,000 if we collect over 500 caps, so start collecting your bottle caps now!’
Naomh Colmcille would greatly appreciate if everyone in the local community and beyond could start collecting these vouchers and Tokens on behalf of the Club as it would mean a great deal to our local youth and bring much needed equipment to aid the development of our underage teams.
Tokens can be given to any Club member, player, and coach or committee member.
Naomh Colmcille would like to say a Huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the collection of the Sainburys Active Kids 2012 voucher scheme. The Club has collected 1366 Sainburys vouchers this year and with 842 banked from 2011; the club has used these vouchers to order much needed training equipment for all underage teams at the club. The remaining vouchers are being banked to use next year.
- U10 Blitz will be held this Friday night in Glenswilly.
- U10’s will be attending the annual St Colmcille’s day at Celtic Park on Saturday the 9th of June. Can all players please be down at club house for 9:30am.
- Under 14’s are away to Buncrana this Wednesday night; could all players please to be at the pitch for 6.15pm.