Updated: Feb 5
Well done to Killian McGinnis who lined up for the senior Dublin football team last week. Exciting times ahead cheering Killian and the Dubs on!
Well done to the Community School team who played in a final this week, not the result they hoped for but they left everything on the pitch and it was a performance they should be very proud of. We send out best to Cillian Emmet who was injured at match.
Last year's U16 boys held their medal presentations today in the club. Their ‘Shenick’ footballers won the U16A Shield beating some of the tops names in Division 1 football along the way. Skerries Harps last won this particular shield 5 years ago when this year's U21 footballers won it. That U21 team went on to win the A Championship this year so hopefully the future fairs well for this bunch.
The ‘Colt’ (B) hurlers received their medals for runners-up in the league. Indeed, 2021 was the first time that Skerries Harps had fielded 2 teams at U16 hurling and to win medals was an added boost for hurling in the club.
The lads enjoyed the prize-giving celebrations followed by food, drinks & a few games of pool in the clubhouse.
This squad has been helped out by last year U15’s and a huge thanks are owed to them too. Another example of what club support can do.
Aoife Donoghue, Hannah Maginnis, Lauren Fanning, Lauren Bryce, and Grace El Shamy played for Loreto Balbriggan in the All Ireland Schools Camogie Quarter Final against Garron Tower. Game played in Cushendun in the Glens of Antrim. Unfortunately, the Antrim ladies were too strong but the girls acquitted themselves very well.
Following a meeting of the Management Committee of the Central Council, a decision was made that water breaks will remain in place until 1st April 2022 or until the completion of any competition which has commenced prior to this date.
Any competitions commencing after the 1st April 2022 can no longer have scheduled water breaks.
Reminder to download the ClubZap app and renew membership for 2022. This will make renewing your membership, signing up to academy and camps, and communicating and managing team activity much easier for all which is great news for everyone.
We’ve also started posting news there and soon all team communication will be there once we’re full up and running with membership in.
Zingo result for Sunday 30th January: 5142673.
We had no winners of the jackpot or dividend this week. Next week jackpot a cool €3000.
Thanks to all who support the Zingo every week.
You never know you might even Win the Jackpot
Why not opt for auto-renewal and ensure you never have to worry about missing a draw again.
Get Involved - volunteer form
Thanks to all that registered to help
out, we’ll be in touch soon. Looking forward to doing loads of great work for the club and community. Always time to get involved...
Tell us what time you can give, one, two hours a week, and tell us a little something about yourself and we’ll find the perfect way to get involved to support the club in 2022. We need help in all areas, we’re a big club and still growing. If you are in a position to support in any way please fill in our form and we’ll be in touch.
Current jobs/roles we need volunteers for:
- Referee coordinator for boys
- Communications and social media support
- Committee to help with planning of family day/St.Patrick’s day events
- Equipment support (ordering/tracking)
These jobs are typically 1-2 hours a week.
Fill in our Volunteer form to find our areas you might enjoy involvement with the club. Just one hour a week is the ask and every hour makes a huge difference.
Update on our Every Step Counts Challenge running until 23rd Feb.
The Leader Board
And our amazing walkers have smashed it! We’ve reached the 4,000 km target and they are still going! Well done everyone! Amazing team effort.
Check out our top 10 walkers! Wow guys, amazing stuff! That’s some ground-covered!
We could be in to win some O’Neills gear! We’ll defo do some giveaways if we win. Will keep you updated here.
Please find below, a link to the latest edition of the GAA Club Newsletter.
Among the items included are
The reflections of Community & Health manager Colin Regan on the impact of Ashling Murphy’s murder
Information on the GAA Coaching Conference being held on February 19
Update on the National Club Draw 2022
Important survey results and new initiatives from the GAA Coaching & Games department
Advice on preparing your club facilities for bad weather
Top tips to make your club greener for the environment
DOWNLOAD GAA CLUB NEWSLETTER - https://www.gaa.ie/news/read-the-latest-club-newsletter-february-2022/
Photo of the week
Photo sent to us of Luke Whelan proudly wearing the green for Ireland.
We need to listen and learn
Great article this week by the GAA. Important messages there and we fully support conversation and change in this area. full read here:
Supporting our members and community - #clubiscommunity
Skerries Harps are supporting the Women’s Aid 80k challenge for February.
If you are doing the challenge, please let us know here so we can share your donate page and lend our support. We will share in our weekly club notes and on social in support of you and this great cause. Use this space to support each other. Best of luck with the challenge and enjoy the walk!
Club shop open tomorrow at the academy from 10-11 am.
We said goodbye this week to a great woman and a great friend of our club. Ronnie Fay RIP. https://www.skerriesharps.com/post/ronnie-fay-rip