St Josephs Glenavy GAC

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S.W U-16 Football Plate


  Thursday 18th. @ 7.00pm


        At Chapel Hill


Glenavy 2.14 v 2.04 Moneyglass


        Antrim Ladies I.F.C.


  Thursday 18th. @ 8.00pm


        At Chapel Hill


Glenavy 2.06 v 1.04 Moneyglass



S.W U-12 Football League


  Sunday 21st @ 1.00pm


        At Chapel Hill


Glenavy v Tir na n√ďg


          Antrim Senior   Football   Championship  
  Sunday 14th. August    
  At Ahoghill @ 3.00pm    
St.Joseph's 1.19 v 1.11  Casement  
  Glenavy           Portgleone  


  Come out and support your teams



Child Protection training is a compulsory requirement and we have been informed by the Ulster Council that this is an area that will be very closely monitored in all clubs this year. 


Coaching: I have forwarded this email to all Lead Coaches and Committee Members - could I ask that you pass this information on to all members of your coaching team and stress the importance of attending on Wednesday 2nd. If your team usually train on a Wednesday evening, I would ask you to rearrange for this one week to allow everyone the opportunity to attend this important course. 


Unfortunately, even if you have completed Child Protection training and Access NI checks through your own work this does not cover you within the GAA and you will need to complete the GAA specific training. Anyone who has completed the GAA Child Protection course within the last 3 years does not need to complete it again this year - however you are very welcome to attend to update your training. 


Finally, can I ask that you confirm your attendance at the Child Protection course with our Children's Officer - Colette Ward on 07850 957802 - a text will be fine. 


Thanks for all your continued help with everything and I am sure you will appreciate how important it is that we get as many people involved with our teams through this training as possible. 







Player Injury Scheme 2016

Player Injury Scheme ‚Äď St Joseph‚Äôs Glenavy GAC


The GAA mandatory scheme provides benefit to St Josephs Glenavy members playing Gaelic Games. The GAA Player Injury Scheme is NOT an insurance scheme.  It is a benefit scheme for the purpose of giving an injured player a "dig out" if they have no other recourse for their medical expenses. St Josephs Glenavy pays the premiums in respect of paid up registered members for cover during matches and official training sessions.


The Injury Scheme is funded entirely from Club and GAA funds.  There is no legal obligation on the GAA to provide such a Scheme.  Risk is an inherent factor in sport.  When members voluntarily take part in club activities, they accept the risks that such participation may bring.


The Injury Scheme does not seek to compensate fully for injury but to supplement other Schemes such as Personal Accident or Health Insurance.¬† The Scheme only provides cover for unrecoverable losses up to ‚ā¨4500. (Note a typical ACL injury can cost in excess of ‚ā¨6000.)

The excess on the Scheme is ‚ā¨100.


Ultimately, the responsibility to ensure that adequate cover is in place lies with the individual member.





How do I claim?


The claim form can be downloaded from¬†¬†by clicking on the ‚ÄúPlayer Injury Schemes‚ÄĚ icon.

The claim form should be fully completed and forwarded together with all relevant supporting documentation (official medical receipts are required ‚Äď invoices are not acceptable) to the Club Secretary for signing.

All claims are required to be reported to Willis Insurance within 60 days of the incident.  Claims reported outside the 60 day period will not be processed. Claimants must allow 5 working days for the claim form to be validated at both the Club and County Board level.


Further Information on the GAA player injury scheme can be found at

Annual Festival 2016

Dear Club Member,
Our Club has made a commitment to fundraising, to help raise funds to develop our facilities for all our club members.

As you are all aware we have recently completed a massive enhancement of our  full sized playing pitch and new walking track. This will be of great benefit to all our playing and non playing members now and in the years to come. Our long term aims include the enhancement of the club rooms, changing rooms and to provide additional training and playing facilities.  This is a huge ambition for a small rural club but it is one which I have no doubt we can all help turn into a reality if we put our minds to it.
Over the weekend, Friday 29th April 2016 to Sunday 1st May 2016 we are hosting our Annual Glenavy GAC Community Festival. We need everyone to commit fully to making this a success.  This is a plea to ask if you can contribute some of your time over the course of the weekend.

This years festival will open on the Friday evening with a Family Bingo Night from 8pm- 10pm, following which we there will be a Poker Night.

On Saturday 30th we will be hosting the well renowned hypnotist - Micheal Mc Coy for 'I've been hynotised, get me out of here' event which will see many of our own club members and those from the local community getting hypnotised followed by a disco and including a light supper.

 On Sunday 1st May  we have our very own 'Orange and Black' which will see the participants  compete  in a great


range of  challenges,  with the  lucky winning member of the audience receiving £250.  There will be a live band following the show.


This promises to be a fabulous weekend’s craic and entertainment, with the functions taking place in St Clare's Community Hall. 

On Saturday afternoon we will see the running of the  annual Mark Ruddy Memorial Sevens tournament which will see teams from the different surrounding townlands competing for the trophy. Each team will be made up of minor and senior male and female players and over 40s. A BBQ will run throughout the sevens tournament. 


Sunday 25th will kick off with a Big Breakfast followed by the official opening our pitch. More details will follow on this in the very near future.


As you can see from that brief synopsis the weekend itself is going to be a busy one. We also require help on Thursday 28th April, to set up the bar and prepare the hall for the event. 
A huge amount of work has went in behind the scenes to plan this event and a thank you all those who have already given so much of their time and effort and continue to do so. We now require the support of the full club membership as this will undoubtedly benefit us all and future generations to come.
To make this a success we will require club members to volunteer as bar staff, stewards, car park attendants, catering assistance, general help, security and much, much more. We require help for both daytime and evening events throughout the weekend. 

We are currently compiling a rota across a range of areas where we need support to make the weekend event a success and would appreciate any support that you can give. If everyone could agree to help with even one event or task it would go a big way in making this a really enjoyable and pleasant  weekend for the everyone.   Please contact me by email or phone (07850 957802)  if you can assist in any way.


Thanking you in anticipation,


Kindest Regards


Collette Ward


Volunteers Wanted

The club are currently looking people with an interest in helping St Joseph's becoming a stronger club in 2016. If you or anyone you know are interested in helping the club in anyway by volunteering your time, then please do get in touch.


We currently have 283 underage players at our club and the numbers are growing. 2015 was a successful year for our teams and to ensure this good work continues, it is important that we have enthusiastic people on board. Coaching experience and qualifications are not a requirement as these can be completed through the club.



As many of you already know we run several large fundraisers every year and these take quite a lot of organisation. If you would like to help at any of these or think you may have ideas to improve our fundraising events then we would be delighted to hear from you.



2015 saw St Joseph's Glenavy spend in excess of £100, 000 on its grounds. We plan to further add to our facilities in 2016 and beyond. While we have an excellent Development Committee with a structured plan, we would like anyone living in the community who feel they could assist to come forward to help on this committee.

This list is not definitive and we are an open club, keen to attract new members

 who want to help develop  St. Joseph's  Glenavy GAC in any way .

Drug and alcohol awareness

St. Joseph’s GAC would like to invite you to a evening, following the implementation of our Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy.
An OCN Level 1 course has been arranged for the young people (12-17 year olds) of club starting on Tuesday 21st January 2014 for 4 weeks, from 7pm-9pm. in Ballymacrickett Primary School to be delivered by ASCERT - Clare McFarlane, youth training officer.
A one off parent session will also be available on Tuesday 21st January from 7pm-8pm, in Ballymacrickett Primary School by ASCERT community support worker Jamie Rea.
To book a place please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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