Our adjourned AGM took place on Friday January 19th in Hayes Hotel with a good attendance from officers and players. Many ideas for the coming year were discussed.
Strength and Conditioning training with Padraig O’ Connor for all Junior, Minor and U21 players commences Friday 26th January at 7:30pm in Kickham Park. We are looking forward to seeing everyone back.
Our amalgamated U21 football team played their first championship match of the season on Saturday 20th January versus reigning champions Gortnahoe-Glengoole. Well done to them on their comprehensive victory on a scoreline of 3-14 to 1-6. They now await their next group game versus Boherlahan-Dualla in two weeks. The panel and scorers were as follows:
Lee Tierney, Paul Murphy, Chris Lawlor, Daniel O’ Shaughnessy, Mark Ryan (0-1), Sean Moloney (0-1), Dylan O’ Shaughnessy, Diarmuid Leahy (0-1), Jack Taylor (0-2), Darren McGuire (0-3), Sean Hayes (1-0), Conor Bowe ( 0-3), Gearoid O’ Connor (0-1), Damien Cantwell (1-2), Ben Ryan, Dale Loughnane (1-0), Chris Munroe, Shane Ryan, Paudie Gleeson, Curtis Ryan, Jamie Hackett, Michael Mulcaire, Sean Connors, Sean O’ Gorman, Shane Lowe,Eoin O’ Gorman.
A meeting for all Junior players and parents of juvenile girls will take place on Friday 26th January at 7pm in Kennedys Loughtagalla. Plans, fixtures and our hopes for the next few months will be discussed so it is vital that everyone attends. Thank you.
Our Winter Academy continues this week.
All kids born between 2005 and 2010 are to attend on Tuesday evening.
All kids born between 2011 and 2014 are to attend on Thursday evening.
Each training session is from 5.45pm to 6.45pm at the Presentation Sports Complex with a €2 charge for lights. Well done to all players who attended last week, keep up the great work. As always, new players are more than welcome.
Our adjourned AGM will take place on Friday January 19th at 8pm in Hayes Hotel. All are encouraged to attend. Reminder that membership is opened to be paid on our club website. The deadline is the 31st of March.
Our amalgamated team play their first championship game of the year against Gortnahoe-Glengoole. This takes place on Saturday January 20th at 3pm in Templetouhy. They played Loughmore Castleliney in a challenge match recently, coming out on top on a scoreline of 0-9 to 1-5.
We are currently looking for a manager for our Junior Ladies Football team for the coming season. If interested, please contact club secretary Shelly Loughnane on 0873807936.
Thurles Gaels Juvenile Club AGM took place on Friday 12th of January in Hayes Hotel, with a good attendance. The adjourned Juvenile Club AGM will take place on Friday 2nd February. Time and venue to be confirmed.
The positions of the following club officers were ratified on the night:
Chairperson: Morgan Lanigan
Secretary: Aisling McGinley
Assistant Secretary/Garda Vetting Officer: Sara Leahy
PRO: Eimear O’ Dwyer
Lotto Coordinator: Deirdre Donoghue
School Liaison Officer: Thomas Campion
Coaching Coordinator: Morgan Lanigan
Equipment Manager: Declan Murphy
Committee: Thomas Campion, Pat Flanagan, John Leahy, Kieran O’ Dwyer.
Parents Committee: Miriam Ryan, Maura Doyle, Mai Burke, Anita Troy, Sara Leahy, Deirdre Donoghue
Fundraising Committee: Aisling McGinley, Morgan Lanigan, Declan Murphy
Please note a few changes to our Winter Academy schedule. It has been decided to hold training for each group every week and not fortnightly as was before Christmas. Going forward the following days are for the following groups:
All kids born between 2005 and 2010 are to attend on Tuesday evenings.
All kids born between 2011 and 2014 are to attend on Thursday evenings.
Each training session is from 5.45pm to 6.45pm at the Presentation Sports Complex with a €2 charge for lights. We have a busy year ahead of training, blitzes and lots more fun and games, so we hope everyone can attend. As always, new players are more than welcome.
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families of Michael Murphy, Tommy Ryan, Frances Egan, Willie Maher, Tom O’ Connell, Tony Donnelly, former Thurles Kickhams and Thurles Fennellys player Michael Kenehan and former Thurles Fennellys player Jimmy Jordan. May they all rest in peace.