Club Notes Week 4 2021   25/01/2021

AGM We held our AGM on Tuesday January 19th,using Microsoft Teams to link people in from their own homes.  We had nearly seventy connections, with two or more gathered around many of these connections. 

In a wide ranging report the Sec. outlined the many activities during this extraordinary season the highlight undoubtely being the success of the Hurlers and Ladies senior squads. 

Tributes were paid to the Officers who were stepping down and best wishes to those who were replacing them.   

New officers elected/appointed for 2021 are Matt O'Neill, Chairperson, replacing Patrick O'Sullivan, Deborah Ann O'Shea, Secretary, replacing Matt O'Neill, Noreen Cooper, Treasurer, replacing Ed Stack, Michelle Byrne, Children's Officer, replacing Mary Brosnan and Maggie McAuliffe, Events Officer, replacing Helen Fitzgerald.  The remaining officers retain their positions for another year. 

Patron: Donie Sheehan. President: Jackie Looney. Vice-Presidents: Dan Kelliher, Canon Tom Looney, Niall Keogh, Eddie O’Sullivan, Eamonn Fitzgerald, Fergus Moroney, Fr. Paddy O’Donoghue, John Keogh. Chairperson: Matt O`Neill . Vice-Chairperson: Sheila Dickson. Secretary: Deborah Ann O`Shea. Assistant Secretary: Mike Hickey. Treasurer Noreen Cooper. Registrar: Frances O’Sullivan. Development Officer: Der Brosnan. Officer of the Irish Language and Cultural Officer Rachel Foley. Public Relations Officer: John Keogh. Health & Wellbeing Officer  (appointed) Eamonn Fitzgerald. Children’s Officer (appointed Michelle Byrne): .Co. Board Delegates: Fergus Moroney, Frank Courtney. East Kerry Board Delegates: Donie O’Leary, P.J. O’Brien. Ladies Games Officer: Áine McMahon. Hurling Officer: Paul Downey. Coaching Officer (appointed): Pat O’Shea. Injury Claims Officer: Paul Downey. IT Officer: John C. O’Shea. Events Officer: Maggie McAuliffe. 

At the first meeting of the new executive, it was decided to apply for our hurlers to play in the Senior Hurling Championship in 2021 and to enter a second hurling team in the Junior League.  It was also decided to engage with membership through a number of online events.  First up will be the Club Mass for deceased members.  On Monday 1 February at 7.30pm, Fr. Paddy and Fr. Tom will celebrate Mass from the Cathedral, with the kind permission of Fr. Kieran O'Brien.  Members will be able to link into this Mass through the Cathedral streaming service and through a link on our Facebook page. 

The dates and times for further online events, like an online concert from our Scór group, the Club Social and Awards Night and others will be announced in the coming weeks.  Our Executive along with our Events, Scór and Communications sub-committees are working hard to bring these events to fruition and to schedule.  So, keep in touch with our Club Notes and Club Social Media. 

LOTTO draw took place on Monday January 25th 4 6 9 17  numbers drawn were  JACKPOT  €6,500 not won.   7 Patrons matched 3  numbers receive €60. Cathleen O`Brien Countess Grove, Catherine hartnett, Mary O`Donoghue c/o Joan O`Leary, Colin Miller c/o B. o`Callaghan, kathleen Kelliher c/o Larry, donal Hartnett Gap op Dunloe, Kathleen Kelliher c/o Larry, Isabella Cillian Jack c/o 26 Daltons Ave., Jackpot for draw on February  1st will be €6,500 

We are calling on all members to support our weekly lotto as this represents one of the main sources of revenue for the club. With activity likely to recommence on the fields over the next few weeks we need people’s support to maintain our facilities in Lewis Road. We have made a number of alterations to make things easier for members to play the easiest one being to play it online by following the link below And follow instructions attached

When you click on the link it brings you to the Clubforce Main page. From here click Club name Dr. Crokes GAA. This brings you to another page that you again put in Dr. Crokes, which in turn brings you to the Dr.Crokes home page. From here click lotto and the rest follows on. Alternatively download the Clubforce app, 

LAST MAN STANDING we had a tremendous entry for this fundraiser thanks to all who participated up to date results will be published on our Facebook page after each series of games. 


CLUB SPECIFIC GUIDELINES– for activities post Dec 31st 

In level 5 and under the current restrictions in the North, individual training only is permitted – neither adult nor underage teams may train collectively. 

GAA club grounds must stay closed. 

Club games are not permitted 

Dressing rooms, showers and all other indoor training facilities should remain closed for club activities. 

Club Gyms must remain closed until further notice. 

No indoor meetings can be held. 

All officer Training must be delivered online. Outdoor coaching education courses are not permitted. 

No organised indoor gatherings can take place under the current restrictions. 

Commercial use of indoor halls (for example by state bodies – e.g. HSE/Schools is permitted where agreement was in place prior to March and relevant insurance are in place 

No outdoor gatherings on GAA property are permitted. 

Exception: Walkways may stay open for use by the community with social distancing in place. 

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS to our IT Officer  John C O`Shea on reaching a certain milestone 

SYMPATHY to the family's  of former player Miceal (Haulie) O`Connor Clogheen Co. Tipperary and formely of Newmarket Lane, Mary McGough (Nee Moloney) formely of Ardshanavooly Aunt of former players Michael, David and Pa. and to the Cahillane family on the death of Bertie. Ar dheis de ar a  anamacha dilis. 

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