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St.Joseph’s GAC Annual Meeting

The club’s annual general meeting will be held on Sunday 11th. December at 2pm in the clubrooms. New members

are welcome to attend.

2016 Annual Presentation Dinner.

 St.Joseph’s GAC Glenavy held their Annual Presentation Dinner in the Templeton Hotel on Friday 25th.. November 16.

 

Club chairman Joseph O’Boyle welcomed over one hundred members for a very enjoyable evening. Special guests were club president Fr. Colm McBride, South West chairman Columb Walsh with his wife Una, Frank and Kathleen Rogers.. Also present was the club’s main sponsor Martin McClinton from Hunky Dory. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Antrim intermediate football championship medals to the senior ladies team.

 

Columb Walsh congratulated the club for continuing to encourage the youth of the area to take part in club activities and to accept the ethos Gaelic games. He thanked the club for their participation in all South West competitions and the discipline shown from the players. The chairman congratulated the club on receiving the McStocker cup which is presented to club with the best discipline from managers and players. Columb congratulated the ladies for winning the Antrim intermediate championship. He also thanked our referees Paul Hanna and Christopher Eastwood for their dedication towards refereeing and encouraged others to come forward and take it up. .  

 

The chairman in his citation for the club’s hall of fame award spoke highly of the recipient Frank Rogers. Frank had moved in the early sixties from his home town of Lisnaskea County Fermanagh to teach in St.Aidan’s High School Glenavy where he taught physical education. He joined St.Joseph’s senior team and was an ever present member for the next decade. Joseph encouraged those present particularly the players to follow Frank’s example and be prepared to put something back into the club when they had retired from playing.  

 

When Frank retired from playing he continued to have a huge influence on our club with his expert knowledge of the rules and for keeping players fit he made great use of the school recreation hall for training and coaching. He also started a basketball team to keep the players fit and interested during the winter months. Frank helped several managers with the coaching and fitness of players and his influence held bring success on a number of occasions. Frank now lives with his wife Kathleen and family in Ballycastle.

 

Frank thanked the club for the award and had always kept up to date with results and what was happening in the club. He wished the club well for the future and encouraged d the young players enjoy themselves as much as he had.      

  

The following received the annual club awards.

 Senior Ladies player: Orla Fay.

Senior male player: Michael McCourt

Junior male player Joint:: Ronan Hamill & Martin McPeake

Club person of the year: Joint: Olwyn McCambridge &Marieanne Forester

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 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. 

 

Dermot 

 

 

 

 

2016 U-21 Championship

2016 U-21 Championship      
           
8 Oct. Casements  0.12 v 1.02 St.Joseph's
06-Nov St.Joseph's  1.1O v 0.08 Gort na Mona
20-Nov St.Joseph's  4.07 v 3.07 Glenravel
04-Dec St.Joseph's  1.09 v 2.12 Aldergrove 

2016 Annual Dinner

2016 Annual Presentation Dinner.

 

St.Joseph’s GAC Glenavy held their Annual Presentation Dinner in the Templeton Hotel on Friday 25th.. November 16.

 

Club chairman Joseph O’Boyle welcomed over one hundred members for a very enjoyable evening. Special guests were club president Fr. Colm McBride, South West chairman Columb Walsh with his wife Una, Frank and Kathleen Rogers.. Also present was the club’s main sponsor Martin McClinton from Hunky Dory. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Antrim intermediate football championship medals to the senior ladies team.

 

Columb Walsh congratulated the club for continuing to encourage the youth of the area to take part in club activities and to accept the ethos Gaelic games. He thanked the club for their participation in all South West competitions and the discipline shown from the players. The chairman congratulated the club on receiving the McStocker cup which is presented to club with the best discipline from managers and players. Columb congratulated the ladies for winning the Antrim intermediate championship. He also thanked our referees Paul Hanna and Christopher Eastwood for their dedication towards refereeing and encouraged others to come forward and take it up. . 

 

The chairman in his citation for the club’s hall of fame award spoke highly of the recipient Frank Rogers. Frank had moved in the early sixties from his home town of Lisnaskea County Fermanagh to teach in St.Aidan’s High School Glenavy where he taught physical education. He joined St.Joseph’s senior team and was an ever present member for the next decade. Joseph encouraged those present particularly the players to follow Frank’s example and be prepared to put something back into the club when they had retired from playing. 

 

When Frank retired from playing he continued to have a huge influence on our club with his expert knowledge of the rules and for keeping players fit he made great use of the school recreation hall for training and coaching. He also started a basketball team to keep the players fit and interested during the winter months. Frank helped several managers with the coaching and fitness of players and his influence held bring success on a number of occasions. Frank now lives with his wife Kathleen and family in Ballycastle.

 

Frank thanked the club for the award and had always kept up to date with results and what was happening in the club. He wished the club well for the future and encouraged d the young players enjoy themselves as much as he had.      

  

The following received the annual club awards.

 Senior Ladies player: Orla Fay.

Senior male player: Michael McCourt

Junior male player Joint:: Ronan Hamill & Martin McPeake

Club person of the year: Joint: Olwyn McCambridge & Marieanne Forester

Player Injury Scheme 2016

Player Injury Scheme – St Joseph’s 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 €4500. (Note a typical ACL injury can cost in excess of €6000.)

The excess on the Scheme is €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 www.gaa.ie by clicking on the “Player Injury Schemes” icon.

The claim form should be fully completed and forwarded together with all relevant supporting documentation (official medical receipts are required – 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 www.gaa.ie

Big Dander

Big Glenavy Dander: 4th October, 9am to 6pm

 Many of you will be aware of the recent work being done at our grounds at Chapel Hill. We are delighted to announce that our new walking path, part of Phase 1 of our Development Proposals, is complete!  In order to raise awareness of this new community facility and officially open our new walking path we are inviting all members of the community, young and old alike, to come and join us in a bid to walk 500 miles…

 

 This phase of our developments was made possible in part due to funding secured from The Alpha Programme (for more details see below) and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their assistance and support throughout this project. Mel Waddell, representative from The Alpha Programme Steering Group said, upon the commencement of works in July, “It’s great to see that work has started on site for both the pitch and path improvements and we look forward to returning to see the project completed and being used by the local community.”

 

This is a facility for the whole community, so if you can come join us and do even just 3 laps of the path you will have completed 1 mile and there will be only 499 to go!  The more people who participate on the day, the faster we can hit our target! Who knows, maybe we could go even further! We will walk 500 miles, but can we walk 500 more??? (The Proclaimers won’t be there unfortunately…or indeed fortunately!) More details to follow in the next few days.


Thanks for your continued support!


The Alpha Programme


Established in 2008 by Alpha Resource Management Ltd, The Alpha Programme is managed by Groundwork NI and has already provided just under £3million in funding to nearly 90 biodiversity and community based projects within ten miles of the Mullaghglass landfill site outside Lisburn. Information on the Programme can be downloaded from www.groundworkni.org.uk or contact Mel Waddell at Groundwork NI on (028) 9074 9494 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 As of Monday 27th of July our main pitch will be shut for maintenance work to be carried out. As a result and due to the heavy plant that will be involved our facilities will be closed from 8am-6pm each week day as a matter of health and safety. Our training pitch will now be used to cater for training and all games will be played away from home until 2016.

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