Weekly Notes

November 8, 2018

* Well what a week it’s been. Ever since it is being muted that this year’s Annual Awards night will take place in the Club on Saturday 22 February, there has been an unprecedented scramble for tickets. Queues have started to form already outside the club. First in the line are Brian & Margaret King. Brian doesn’t miss a dinner dance but fears he will lose out because of the demand. A man well used to being up early and suited and booted for all weathers he told me: “Margaret and myself love this night in the year, a night not to be missed. Our sons Ronan & Conor are keeping the food and drink in the form of burgers and hot toddies, I mean there is no other event like this that anyone would be silly enough to queue up for now would there!. I’ve got friends in these sort of places…” You will not be able to book them on the website Tickets are available from Kevin Sweeney in the Club from 9.30pm each Sunday Night upto before the awards night. There will be more details of the awards night through our website and other social media outlets and in this column.

* Last year our Activ8 programme of events was very popular which brought in more members and resulted in a huge amount of activity in the weeks leading up to Easter. This popular event will be run again this year in the run up to Easter. Given Easter is later this year we hope the weather will not be as inclement as it was last year. Please watch this column and our website for further updates.

* Could anyone interested in Juvenile coaching in girls and boys football, hurling and camogie please contact John O'Neill on 07711737610.

* The foundation course in hurling and camogie will be rescheduled for a later date.

* There will be a Child protection course in the Club on Friday 21st Feb from 7 – 10pm. All coaches involved with coaching children need to do this course. Please give your name to Aidan Rodgers, Noreen Keown or John O'Neill.

* Well done to our senior goalkeeper Michael Keown who was in goal for the Queens University Hurling Team that defeated Roscommon in the Kehoe Shield semi-final on Sunday. Good luck in the final Michael. Well done also to Dick Looby who is part of the Queens backroom team.

* The eagerly awaited Spring Juvenile Coaching programme (for Nursery to P7) will commence on Sat 1st March 2014 from 10.00am to 12.00 Noon in St Malachy’s High School and will run for five weeks. Full details will be available soon.

* There will be a juvenile registration morning in the Social Club on Sat Feb 8th from 10am to 12 Noon. This will be the first opportunity this year for parents or guardians to register children as members of the club. Membership forms are available to be downloaded on our club website. Last year our juvenile members all participated in over 40 coaching sessions, blitzes and games. There was also the opportunity for our youngest members to play in half time exhibition games at our senior matches. This will happen this year again. We look forward to everyone renewing their membership (Nursery, P1 and P2 £10, P3 to U16 £25, Minor £50 (includes insurance and Family membership £110 (two adults and any U16 children).


* Down Club Draw tickets are now available. The club are required to sell a minimum of 20 tickets at £120 each. Any Club member who wishes to purchase one please contact Brian Dougherty.

* Milligan’s School Of Performing Arts will presents a Castlewellan GAC Juvenile Production For Children in P3-P4 interested in Performing Arts Registration will take place tonight Wednesday 5th February 7.30pm. Please come along to the registration if you are interested. Rehearsals will be held weekly beginning Monday 10th February and continuing until the Final Production in the Club on Friday 11th and Sunday 13th April. Whether you are looking to learn a new skill, start a career in the performing arts or simply have fun, The Milligan School of Performing Arts can assist you. The performing arts school helps students to gain confidence and develop social skills while learning professional performance techniques in a friendly, lively environment. The School believe that striking the right balance between having fun and learning is the key to success. The classes are led by very experienced facilitators who have been or are currently actively involved with professional performance in television, film and theatre alongside teaching.