Its coming very near for one of the most important nights of the clubs financial year. The Strictly come dancing event is only two weekends away and preparations in the Aherlow House Hotel have begun.
Practice is going to plan as usual. The main dancers on the night are up practicing three nights a week now and have started rehearsing in the hotel to get used to the surroundings. The interval act are practicing at the weekend and are really coming along. This will be the real show stopping event for the night as it is full of fun and very inventive.
The fundraising side has developed more and more as the days go on. they have nearly 700 tickets sold and sponsorship is gone through the roof thanks to many local business’s etc.
Training is back!!
Training for the 2016 campaign is up and running this Friday the 26th at 7:30pm with our new manager and ex Galbally legend Johnny Cummins. Training will commence after a team meeting at 7pm in the clubhouse just before training starts to lay down the plan for the new year and goals to achieve. The main and only goal we as a team want is to win a county title at the end of the year and rise to the top of senior football once again.
Johnny has set up a Whats App group for all of us to make sure we all get details in time about training and that we can confirm our availability instantly. this is a very effective way of communicating with him and the rest of the team.
I will blog updates on how training will progress for the next few weeks and also keep up to date with the Strictly Come Dancing Fundraiser which is just around the corner.
Fundraising for the new year!
For the New Year the GAA club are trying to raise funds for the coming year to ensure the club is able to run efficiently and care free to cover any expenses needed in the up coming year. The club have organised a Strictly Fun Dancing event which has been very successful in many clubs around us. The event is taking place on the 12th of March booked for the Aherlow House Hotel in the Shadow of the Galtee’s in the Glen of Aherlow. Tickets are on sale for the event at the moment and there has being a real positive feedback from sales.
The Dancing practice is well on the way. There are 16 couples to dance in the event which will feature a range of different entertainment and dances. The committee have also special guest judges for the night including: Munster and Ireland’s former rugby forward Peter ‘The Claw’ Clohessy, 6 time All Ireland winner and former Kerry Midfield star Darragh O’Se, Our very own local hero John Kiely who Managed the 2015 Limerick U21 All Ireland winning team and also our local Ann Staunton, mother of former rugby player Jeremy. Tickets are 20euro.
The fundraiser is to help fund repairs, expenses, trainers and and strength and conditioning. Training is due to start up again on the 26th of February with our New manager Johnny Cummins who has won 2 senior titles with the club and managed them to Intermediate success in 2010.
A New Year, A New Beginning.
By Gearoid McCarthy, k00207731
Its the first of February, the Christmas is over, the nights out are slowly starting to fade away and the harsh reality of pre-season is upon us. Its time to run off the turkey and ham and get down to work for an important year for Galbally GAA to hopefully prospect a new future back up the ranks in Senior Football, where the club has a rich tradition to be.
2015 ended up as a very successful year for the club having earlier in the year winning the Feile Peil u14 Football for the second time in a row, u13, u14, u15 County Championships, Minor South Championship winners and County Finalists and the big one for the club just before Christmas which was a sweet one to win, u21 South Championship winners and also going on to winning the County championship against Mungret on the 20th of December. this was a real boost for the club and gave the whole club and the intermediate team a big boost in prospects for the year. The winning mentality is back in Galbally! It was a specially proud ending of the year for myself as I captained the 21's winning team.
Personally i am looking forward to the year ahead. I will be blogging our pre-season for the next few weeks and update our progression. And hopefully at the end of the year end up with more silverware.