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Club Notes – 30 January 2020

2020 Team Afiliations

Affiliations for the coming year have now been completed with a similar spread of teams as last year but with an Under 18 competition added in. This will be an early season competition designed to cater for those players coming out of minors last year as they transition to senior and reserve teams. In addition to our senior team we will field reserve teams in both Division 1A and Division 3 while at youth level we will have Under 17, Under15 and Under 13 teams. In hurling we will field at senior and Under 13 level.

Registration

It’s that time of year again when players and members must renew their club membership to be registered for the coming year. Full membership is €75 (students €50), while full contributors to Clontibret our Future Fund are registered for free. All players and coaches in all grades and all codes must be registered before training commences as otherwise they are not covered by the GAA Injury Fund, A registration evening for all underage players is  being held on Wednesday January 29th in advance of any training taking place.

Clontibret our Future Development Fund

Much progress has been made with our development project over the past four years thanks to the generosity and support of the members the Clontibret our Future Development Fund which has allowed us to advance our development to its current stage.

Hundreds of people have enjoyed and continue to enjoy the wonderful facility that our new walking track has become since it opened just over a year ago.  The  grass is growing on our new all-weather Prunty Pitch along with additional juvenile training facilities below it while the entrance to the new car park has been enhanced with road widening, footpaths and lighting. In addition much time and money has been spent in the past year maintaining and upgrading our existing pitches to keep them in the pristine condition required to accommodate our many teams from Under 7 to Senior in Football, Hurling, Camogie and Ladies football. It’s great to see such a wide range of teams in different codes using our facilities and as you might expect this puts great pressure on pitch resources. To this end we hope to bring our new Prunty Pitch into use this year which will require immediate work and expenditure to  erect  perimeter fencing, along with ball stops (especially along the river), goal posts and dugouts.  Unfortunately we were unsuccessful in our Sports Capital grant application this year and so will be reliant on our own resources, with your continued support, to get the new pitch ready for final use. Thanks to the previous contributions over the past four years we have been able to make rapid progress to provide these new facilities for our community and look forward to finishing the job.  

So please be generous once again when your Clontibret Our Future promoter calls so that we can move this wonderful project towards completion and hopefully there will be adults and children running across this fine new green sward later this year. The €240 payment can be made in a lump sum, half yearly or by standing order on a monthly basis. Full membership of Clontibret Our Future entitles you to be a registered member of Clontibret O’Neills GAA club for 2020.

County Team

It was very tough luck on Sunday for the Monaghan boys against Galway. Best wishes for Sunday coming where hopefully we will pick up our first two league points against neighbours Tyrone in Blayney at 2pm. Good luck as always to our representatives, Conor, Conor, Michael Paul and Killian. 

Camogie AGM

Clontibret Camogie Club will hold their AGM tomorrow evening, Friday Jan 31, at 8.00pm in Clontibret Community Centre. All members welcome. 

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