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Ardfinnan GAA Club Notes – January 9th, 2017

AGM
At our AGM held on 15th December 2016; the following officers were appointed:

Chairperson: William Nagle
Vice Chairperson: Diarmuid Boyle
Secretary: Aidan McNamara
Assistant Secretary: Christopher Ryan
Treasurer: Paddy Noonan
PRO: Sarah Jane Burke
Child Welfare Officer: Sean Mulligan
Coaching Officer: John Phelan

Thank you to outgoing Chairman Leslie Boyle & best wishes to the newly elected Chairman William Nagle as he begins his term.

Juvenile AGM
At our juvenile AGM held 6th January 2017 the following officers were appointed:

Juvenile Chairperson: Mr. Diarmuid Boyle
Juvenile Secretary: Christopher Ryan

Ladies Football AGM
The Ladies AGM held 6th January 2017

5 YEAR FIELD DEVELOPMENT DRAW
Congratulations to our 15th Draw (December) winners who are as follows:

1st Prize: James Murphy €1000;
2nd Prize: Michael Lonergan €500;
3rd Prize: Michael Shone €350;
4th Prize: Alex O’Gorman €200;
5th Prize: Ann Maria Gallagher €100;
6th Prize: Rosemarie Long €100;
7th Prize: Brian Lonergan  €100;
8th Prize: Paul Phillips €50;
9th Prize: Mickey Moore €50;
10th Prize: Sean O’ Dwyer €50

Thank you to everyone for their continued support in 2016.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – FUNDRAISING

Bingo: Our Monthly Bingo venture with Ardfinnan Ladies Football Club will begin Saturday 28th January 2017 in Ardfinnan Community Hall. Further Details next week.
5k/10k Run/Walk: Our annual run/walk will take place again this year on St. Patricks Day. Registration will begin at 9am and start time will be 10.30am this year.

COUNTY/NATIONAL NEWS

GRMA
Official GAA recently launched the registration site for the new GAA Membership Card and #grma rewards programme. We are encouraging our Club Members to register on gaa.ie/grma. As members will need their GAA membership number to register, please text your name to Aidan on 0868336505 and he will be able to provide you with yours. From the end of January, those who have registered will be able to earn points for going to games and engaging in GAA activities.  Members will be able to redeem points for ticket vouchers and other offers.  Registered Members will receive their official GAA Membership Card personalised with their name, club and GAA membership number from January.  Membership Cards will only be distributed to members who have signed up to grma online. For further details, visit gaa.ie/grma, or contact the grma team at grma-helpdesk@gaa.ie #GoRaibhMaithAgat

CLUB REFEREE TRAINING:

Basic Club Referee Training Courses are provided every two years by trained Referee Tutors in County Tipperary. Held over 4 nights in Thurles, the course is developed in conjunction with Croke Park and supported through the Provincial Munster Referees Administrators. Dates for the Training Course are as follows;

FOUNDATION COURSE 
(Sarsfields Centre, Thurles – ALL 8pm)

Thursday 26 Jan 2017
Thursday 2 February 2017
Thursday 9 February 2017 (ON LINE Timed Module)
Thursday 16 February 2017

Applications are now sought from interested individuals, who are considering taking up the role as Club Referee and applications must be submitted through their respective Club Secretary on the relevant Application Form which is available online on the Tipperary GAA website. See http://tipperary.gaa.ie/gaa-referee-recruitment-tipperary/. Please note all applications must be accompanied by a cheque for €100, from the applicant’s home club, which will be refunded after officiating at ten games. Completed application forms accompanied by €100 cheque only should be forwarded to Paul Stapleton, Secretary, Tipperary Referees Administration Committee, Lár na Páirce, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

About Paddy Ryan

Paddy is your run of the mill, mild mannered lad from Tipperary. His love for sport and competing has brought him to Vienna and Padova as well as many other places to take part in marathons. Paddy loves writing about local politics and current affairs as well as claiming to be a sports guru. Paddy set up the Tipperary Times to bring fresh relevant information to the people of Tipperary and those who have left the green pastures of the Premier County but still want to know whats happening at home.