Castlemartyr GAA NewsFeed
by PRO John Cashman
Our club committee meeting last week saw two central points of discussion – the overall club development plan and events surrounding our centenary year in 2024.
In relation to the Club Plan – much of the focus will be on the construction of the proposed new club house – a place very much to call home for Castlemartyr GAA folk. A wish list was made in relation to what might be included in the new building with dressing rooms, a meeting/function room, kitchen and gym amongst the priorities. Obviously this project is still very much in the early stages, so the next few months will be very much focused on fine tuning the actual needs and analysing the potential costs. It is another exciting development for the club as we all look to the centenary year in 2024.
The centenary year is likely to feature a number of special events. A high profile challenge match, a commemorative weekend featuring a host of varied attractions, a dinner dance to celebrate 100 years of the club and the completion of club history were amongst the most popular suggestions. Pat Dagger Walsh has done a wonderful job on compiling over 400 pages of club history so far with the storyline reaching the new millennium. It’s something that will prove invaluable to all in red and will definitely be a priority project to complete by next year.
It’s that time of year again when Castlemartyr GAA are reaching out to club members and friends as last week saw the club launch their fundraising bundles.
Gold, silver and bronze packages are available at a cost of €480, €360 and €240 respectively. The bundles include club membership and also membership for the younger generation of Kiltha Og and Castlemartyr camogie club. There is also the opportunity to win one of the many prizes on offer in the Rebel Bounty GAA draw and the local lotto here in Castlemartyr.
So we ask all members from last year to please support your local club’s ongoing efforts to continue its recent productive work
For those who haven’t previously signed up – please seriously consider joining this year.
All committee members have full information and will be delighted to outline the various package options available.
Congratulations To John and Amarenco
Many congratulations to our main club sponsors Amarenco and in particular executive chairman John Mullins on winning the Large Cork Company of the Year Award at the 25th annual Cork Chamber Company Awards held on Friday last. Continued success to John and all at Amarenco.
Last Wednesday was our final night of Castlemartyr Lights Up – Remember the opportunity exists seven days a week to use this facility during daylight hours. All welcome to stroll around in peaceful, tranquil surroundings. Thanks to all who have joined us over the last weeks and looking forward to seeing you throughout the course of the year at Paddy Walsh Memorial Park.
Results for January 30th 2023: Numbers drawn 14, 16, 24, 27. No overall winner but €25 on the way to Fergal Roche, Jimmy & Diane Smiddy, Edward O’Mahony, Claire Coleman and Paula O’Halloran. Next jackpot total is €8650!
East Cork Draws On Wednesday
The draws for the various East Cork Championships are due to be made at this Wednesday’s Board meeting in Midleton, so we will have a greater overall picture on what’s on the horizon for our local teams going forward. We should have official league fixtures soon,
Great to hear that all the hard work of those who have pioneered the idea has paid off as confirmation was received that Castlemartyr ladies football is now an official club. Congrats to all involved in setting up the club and best wishes to officers, committee, management teams and players in the years ahead.
Hurling, football, camogie and ladies football ensures Paddy Walsh Memorial Park will be a hive of activity in the year ahead.
Well Done Ciarán
Well done to Ciarán Joyce on his fine display for Cork in last Saturday’s win over Limerick. Ciarán’s spectacular second half point was one of the highlights of Cork’s comeback. Galway in Salthill on Sunday is next up for the rebels..
Until next issue – “Up the Reds”
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