Na Piarsaigh Limerick

Club Newsletter Jan 2021

Club na nOg

Our Saturday morning training sessions for our under 6 to under 10s came to a close on Sat 13th Dec 2020 following a very challenging year.
Having been a stop start season for everyone it was great to sign off the season in style.
The season had a different finish this time around due to social distancing and Covid restrictions.
This year it was a skills competition and small sided games with a vist from Santa Claus this time on the field instead of his usual cosy surroundings of the clubhouse.
A huge thank you to all our coaches who dedicated their mornings to the kids passing on their knowledge and allowing the kids to learn the foundations and skills in the true spirit of the Gaelic Games.
A big thank you to oue Street League Sponsor Peter Boylan for his continued generosity and also to our minor hurler Frankie Naughton who played the bagpipes that morning
A big thank you also to the players and their parents for your attendance each week.
Its been a blast and we are already looking forward to the 2021 season.

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Limerick Senior Hurlers

It was another brilliant year for the Limerick Senior hurlers who went unbeaten in League and Championship to bring the Liam McCarthy Cup back to Shannonside. A brilliant achievement by the entire panel and management team which included 7 of our own players namely, Peter Casey, Will O Donoghue, David Dempsey, Adrian Breen, Conor Boylan, Jerome Boylan and Mike Casey. Unfortunately for Mike he picked up an injury early in the season and has now undergone surgery and is on the long road to recovery. We wish him well and congratulate all 7 including Alan Cunningham who has long been associated with the club.
With a total of 14 Limerick players nominated for all stars, our own Will O Donoghue is in hat for one at center field.
We wish Will the very best and here is hoping he makes it a 3rd All Star for Na Piarsaigh

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the club was held on Dec 3rd 2020 and for the very first time it was held online through Microsoft teams. Upwards of 80 members managed to log on and listen to the various reports.
The current committee was proposed in block with the exception of the positions of Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Asst Treasurer and Health and Well Being Officer. We also would like to extend a big welcome to new committee members Ciaran McHugh, Tommy Cronin and Michelle Winthrop.
The full committee for the 2021 season is as follows:
Chairman: Risteard O Flaherty
Secretary : Donie o Gorman
Asst Secretary: Michelle Winthrop
PRO: Derek Giltenan
Registrar: Sarah Brougham
Irish + Culture officer: Grainne Hickey
County Board Delegate: Timmy O Connor
Football Board Delegate: Jerry Shannon
Bord na nOg Delegate: James Ryan
City Board Delegate: Mike Leonard
Childrens Officer: Frank Holohan
Committee: Kenny Leonard, Ciaran McHugh, Tommy Cronin, Dave Boylan, Willie Fitzgerald, John McKeogh, Murty O Donoghue, 

Cash For Clobber

This was a hugely successful fundraiser for the club where old clothes,linen, shoes, handbags, belts etc were collected.
It began in early November and by the final collection day in mid December we had a mountain of bags of clobber.
A special thank you to Grainne Hickey and Pat O Neill who coordinated the event and all those who contributed to the fundraiser.
A final figure has yet to be finalised but all proceeds earmarked for 2 dugouts on the floodlit pitch.

Age Groups for 2021

It has been agreed at central council level of the GAA that all underage hurling and football competitions for 2021 will revert to uneven age groups in line with national policy.
These will be Under 13, 15 and 17 with the Feile now operating at under 15 grade.

Men on the Move 2021

The Men on the move program is back with us but this time a little different due to Covid 19

FREE 6 WEEK EXERCISE PROGRAMME FOR MEN WHO WANT TO GET BACK IN TO PHSYICAL ACTIVITY.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 7.15pm- 8pm.

  • Take part from the comfort of your own home at your own pace
  • Follow the live sessions on your phone/ tablet/ i-pad/ computer  
  • All you need is a clear safe space to exercise, a mat & water

Covid 19 Community Response Team

Limerick City and County Council, in association with An Garda Síochána, Limerick GAA, HSE, Munster Rugby, FAI, Liveable Limerick, various religious orders and multiple sporting and volunteer groups, are operating a coordinated response to provide assistance to the vulnerable and elderly across Limerick City and County in this time of need.
Na Piarsaigh GAA Club have over 30 volunteers on call for this also so spread the word to those who may need our help.
Groceries or prescription pick ups or even just a chat, Please dont hesitate to make contact.

Times: 8am to 8pm seven days per week

Freephone: 1800 832 005

Email: covidsupport@limerick.ie.

Covid 19 Update

Further confirmation from Croke Park. All GAA facilities closed (inc gyms) for all players/teams (inc elite players) while in level 5 and until further notice. This also include casual training for individuals as our gates are shut.
Please adhere to the guidlines and ensure socila distancing and hand washing

Intercounty training will not now commence in January.

Membership 2021

The annual membership fee for the 2021 season is now due.
You can pay yours through our website at www.napiarsaighgaa.com and click the Memebrship link or log on to www.clubforce .com and following Na Piarsaighs link.

Social Media

Keep up with all the latest news on Na Piarsaigh GAA Club through our social media outlets
You can find us on www.napiarsaighgaa.com (website)
@napiarsaigh.gaa (Facebook)
@NapGAA (Twitter)
If you have any interesting photographs or articles which you feel are relevant to our social media platforms, Please feel free to contact Club PRO Derek Giltenan at 087 3257827 or pro.napiarsaigh.limerick@gaa.ie

Club Shop

The club shop is currently closed due to the Covid 19 restrictions but our online shop is always open.
You can log onto to our website at http://www.napiarsaighgaa.com and click on “Online Shop” for all your Na Piarsaigh GAA Merchandise needs.

Sponsors

During these tough times during lockdown we ask all our members and friends to spare a thought for all local business and especially all our many great sponsors.
If you can at all Please shop locally and where possible keep our excellent sponsors in mind.

Club Limerick Draw 2021

The 10th CLUB Limerick Draw 2020 will take place on Saturday 30th January 2021 with the Exclusive Star Prize being €500 Cash Prize.
Why not join today and be on a winning team for 2021.
Lots of prizes every month with 50% of the monies and more going back to the club.
If you would like to rejoin for our 10th CLUB Limerick draw please visit limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw-signup/ today or contact club draw coordinator Kenny Leonard for more details at 087 7956436

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