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Glenswilly GAA Club Notes 02/02/2016

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Wed 3rd Feb

Glenswilly GAA notes for Tuesday, February 2nd.

Dinner dance a huge success

A super crowd turned out for the club’s annual dinner dance at the
Station House Hotel in Letterkenny at the weekend.

After a terrific year on and off the field for the club, pride of
place went to the club’s senior reserve team who won the county

But there were many other awards on the night which reminded those
present of the great spirit that exists within the club.

Chairman Peter McConnell welcomed all to the evening and said that
when it came to help, there was no greater community than the people
of Glenswilly to offer their services.

A special picture presentation was made to the Glackin family whose
father, and club stalwart, Finbar Glackin, passed away during the

It was a poignant reminder of the great people who have helped to put
the foundations in place as the club goes forward with a purpose of

Thanks was also paid to the Station House Hotel who put on a fine meal
and to The Cufflinks who had the young (and the not so young!) dancing
away until the small hours.

The following is a list of those who were honoured on the night:

Senior player of the Year: Darren McGinley

Senior reserve player of the Year: Patrick McFadden

Thirds player of the Year: Michael McDaid

Ladies player of the Year: Marie Boyle

Young ladies player of the Year: Niamh Gallagher

Young men’s player of the Year: Caoimhin Marley

Club person of the Year: Paul Lapsley

Appreciation award: Hugh McClafferty

Scor thank you

The club would like to thank anyone who help in any way with the
hosting of the Scor Sinsear County Final on Friday night last.Would
all the help it would not have been possible to host what was a hugely
successful night. The club was delighted that both our acts were also
successful and look forward to an Ulster semi-final in Glenullin on
Saturday, February 13th. Well done to all.

Registration night

The club’s registration night will take place on Saturday, February
6th between 7pm and 9pm. The price of registration is €15 per juvenile
(18 and under), while a family of four children and upwards will be a
total of €50. Adult membership is €40. There is no family membership.
An adult membership plus a yearly lotto will costs €70 while a yearly
lotto costs €50. On the night Garda vetting forms will also be made
available. Any adults who comes into contact with children bet that in
training or at games MUST be Garda vetted.


Congratulations to Blathnait Gallagher and Imogen Hards who lined out
for the Donegal Championship U14 ladies team against Mayo in a
friendly at the weekend. Both girls had great games in their county
colours and a bright future is promised. Well done girls.

Missing club property

It has come to the club’s attention that a number of chairs are
missing from the hall. If anyone has these chairs or may know of their
whereabouts, can they please contact any member of the Hall Committee
of simply have them returned. Indeed if anybody has accidentally come
across any club property, can they please arrange to return it to the

Tea night – change of date!

The date of the Tea Night, organised by the Glenswilly GAA Ladies
Board, has changed.
The tea will now take place a week earlier – on Friday, March 4th in
the clubhouse.
But hosts and hostesses are still needed!
Each table will seat approximately 8 – 10 people.
The host/hostess will provide everything for the table – food,
crockery, cutlery and most importantly – the guests!
An envelope is provided for each guest to make a donation towards club funds.
This is a novel idea undertaken by the ladies and support from all
club members is appreciated.
If you are willing to take a table or perhaps can help in any other
way, please contact Bernie Lapsley on 086 3638204.


The winner of last week’s lotto was Anne O’Donnell from Glendowan,
Churchill who matched three numbers. The winning numbers were 7,15,19
and 23.Members are reminded that the lottos are available in most
locals outlets everyday. If anyone overseas wants to take out a yearly
lotto then please contact PRO Stephen Maguire at and he will put you in touch with the lotto


The bingo continues each Wednesday night in the clubhouse starting at
9pm. Patrons are advised to get along early.

Keep fit and Couch to 5K

A number of keep fit classes (for men and women!) are now operating in
the clubhouse throughout the week. The adult keep-fit class takes
place on Monday nights at 7pm. The juvenile (aged 7 and over) takes
place each Tuesday night from 7pm and the Couch to 5K takes place on
Wednesday nights, also from 7pm. All classes are taken under the
watchful eyes of Martin O’Donnell and Jimmy Carolyn.

Tesco vouchers

The club has been chosen by Tesco in Letterkenny for the monthly
community fund. If any members do their shopping in Tesco, they are
asked to collect the blue vouchers and donate them to the Glenswilly
fund. We are very thankful to Tesco for choosing the club as part of
the community fund.


The club has a number of Donegal GAA Yearbooks still left and people
can get one by contacting either Peter McConnell or Bryan Faul.

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Wed 3rd Feb

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