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Club Notes - 3rd December 2012

posted Dec 2, 2012, 1:26 PM by Unknown user

Race Night

Our annual fundraising race night was a great success last Saturday night at Ned Kennedy’s Pub, with a large crowd in attendance. Thankfully it will be as financially successful as recent years, which is a great tribute to the local community & all our volunteers, in the middle of the current recession. Many thanks to all the people who purchased horses & to all the businesses who sponsored races & placed ads in our programme. It is greatly appreciated. A special thanks to Dick & Catherine Drohan & Joe Murray who did the majority of the organising for the night, to Ned & Sinead Kennedy for host the night & also to our expert MC, Richie Nugent, who has made the role his own at this stage.


Our Annual General Meeting goes ahead next Saturday night, 8th December at 7:30 P.M. in the Community Centre. We would call on as many of our members & parents of our juvenile players as possible to attend to have their say in the planning of the coming years activities.

Bag Packing

Our annual bag packing fundraiser in Dunnes Stores, Clonmel goes ahead from Friday 21st to Monday 24th December this year. The club will be recruiting people in the next few weeks to give a few hours of their time for this important event that is key to the clubs financial stability each year. We look forward to as many people as possible helping out, & every few hours are much appreciated at this busy time of year.


The GAA have issued some further information regarding the wearing of mouthgaurds in the New Year.

Official Opro GAA/GPA stock & boil & bite mouthguards are available for purchasing through your local retailers: Supervalu, Centra, Lifestyle and Elverys.


The decision on which type of mouthguard a player should obtain is a matter of personal preference.   There is no doubt that custom fitted mouthguards offer the best fit and protection but they are the most expensive option also. The Stock and Boil & Bite options will suffice for compliance with the new rules, but only if the product carries the CE mark. In terms of underage players, it should be borne in mind that teeth and mouths are still developing up until about 12 years of age and young players may grow out of custom fitted mouthguards over a period time. However, your dental practitioner is ultimately in the best position to advise in this context. 

Remember, as from the 1st January 2013, all juvenile football players including minors, are required to wear mouthguards for all match & training activities. It is very important for all parents of juvenile players to be aware of this requirement & encourage their children to start wearing the mouthgaurds in the coming weeks. This rules extends to all Gaelic football activities, including school matches & training, & for ages groups including our nursery group, 5 & 6 year olds. It could be a good Christmas present for all our juvenile players this year.