Spa GAA News
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Wishing all our families, friends, neighbours, members, volunteers and sponsors all across the world a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year. Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh go léir.
SPA GAA ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT
A wonderful annual awards night was held at the beautiful venue of Hilliards, Killarney last Thursday night December 29th where a large crowd gathered to honour the worthy recipients. Spa GAA Vice-Chairman Conor Gleeson stood in for Chairman Michael Cronin on the night and welcomed everyone to the event. Our MC was once again the extinguished Michael Gleeson.
Lifetime Achievement was awarded to long serving member Seamus O’Donoghue. All Ireland winner Mairead Mangan received the Social/ Cultural Award in honour of Neilí & Tadhg O Sullivan. Young Player of the Year, the Aidan Cronin Award, went to Timmy Moynihan, while Oliver Cremin Mulrey received Junior Player of the Year Award named after Pat Corcoran. Senior players were announced on the night where Mairead Bennett picked up the Senior Ladies 2022 award, chosen by her teammates. The coveted Senior player, named after John Doyle, was received by Shane Cronin. Sam Maguire made a special entrance with the help of senior players Dara Moynihan and Dan O’Donoghue. Entertainment was excellent with a piano bar and followed by Rachel O Shaughnessy. The staff, food, and venue of Hilliard’s was top class and superb. Thanks to the hard working committee Andrew Garnett, Anne Holland, Adrian O Sullivan, Ivor Flynn and Triona Mangan. A great night was had by all reports.
SAVE THE DATE – CAIRDE SPA DRAW TAKES PLACE ON FEBRUARY 2ND 2023
We are delighted to announce that our Spa GAA CAIRDE SPA draw will take place at the clubhouse on Thursday February 2nd 2023. Special guest on the night will be GAA President Larry McCarthy.
Tickets can be collected from or returned to Andy (087 2236754) or Deirdre (085 1216359) or any of our club officers over the coming weeks.
The Cairde Spa draw is to raise funds for the development and upgrade works at the club grounds, including a new car park, new juvenile & ladies dressing rooms, dugouts, a skills wall, upgrades to the walking track lighting, perimeter fencing around the pitches and much more!
There are 10 amazing prizes up for grabs: 1st Prize: €15,000 – 2nd Prize: €3,000 – 3rd Prize: €2,000 – 4th Prize: €1,000 – 5th Prize: Two nights Dinner, B&B at the Killarney Park Hotel – 6th Prize: €500 Voucher for Killarney Carpets & Furniture – 7th Prize: €300 Voucher for O’Sullivan’s Cycles – 8th Prize: €250 Voucher for Killarney Oils – 9th Prize: €150 Voucher for Killarney Hardware – 10th Prize: Signed Kerry jersey.
Tickets are available on spagaa.com or from any club officers. Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support of Spa GAA Club.
SPA GAA LOTTO 27/12/2022
Numbers Drawn 4, 14, 22, 27: No winner and €50 Lucky Dips to Mary Moynihan, Dr Gary Stack, Olive Flynn and Anne Marie Casey. Jackpot next Monday January 2nd will be €3,400. Play online on spagaa.com or tickets on sale in usual outlets. Thank you for your continued support.
Our condolences to the Dennehy and Herlihy families on the passing of Peter Dennehy RIP, Knockanes, Headford. May he Rest in Peace.
COISTE NA NÓG AGM
The Spa GAA Coiste na nÓg AGM is scheduled for Thursday January 12th 2023 and will take place in the Spa hall at 7pm. All are welcome.
Spa GAA registration for the coming year is now open on our website spagaa.com. Membership rates remain the same as last year and are as follows: Adult €40; Senior Player €60; Minor Player €50; U8 to U15 €30; U6 FREE; Family €120 (Two adults and all children under 15 in the same family). A reminder that all players and competitors MUST register before they can train or compete with the club.
DONIE O’SULLIVAN A FOOTBALLER, ONCE
We have a limited number of Donie O’Sullivan’s autobiography – A Footballer, Once – available for sale at the club. Contact Deirdre on 085 1216359 or online orders are also available through Amazon.
Best of luck to Dara Moynihan, Dan O’Donoghue and the Kerry team and management this week in the Munster GAA McGrath Cup. They play Cork this Wednesday January 4th in Rd1 (7pm in Pairc Uí Rinn) and they play Clare this Sunday January 8th in Rd2 (2pm in Austin Stack Park).
ALL IRELAND CLUB SEMI-FINALS
Good luck to Fossa, Rathmore and Kerins O’Rahillys in this weekend’s All Ireland Club Semi-Finals. All Ireland Junior Club semi-final Fossa v Castletown (Meath) on Saturday January 7th at 2pm in Portlaoise; All Ireland Intermediate Club semi-final Rathmore v St Mogue’s Fethard (Wexford) on Saturday January 7th at 2pm in Pairc Uí Rinn; All Ireland Senior Club semi-final Kerins O’Rahillys v Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) on Sunday January 8th at 1.30pm in Croke Park (live on TG4).
2023 NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES
Rd1 on Sunday January 29th Kerry v Donegal (away, 3.45pm); Rd2 on Sunday February 5th Kerry v Monaghan (home, 1.30pm); Rd3 on Saturday February 18th Kerry v Mayo (away, 7.30pm); Rd4 on Saturday February 25th Kerry v Armagh (home, 5pm); Rd5 on Sunday March 5th Kerry v Tyrone (away, 12.45pm); Rd6 on Saturday March 18th Kerry v Roscommon (home, 7.30pm); Rd7 on Sunday March 26th Kerry v Galway (away, 1.45pm)
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