The new season is well underway with all teams getting organised and setting their goals for the year ahead.
It’s great to hear children cheering, balls being kicked and sliotars being puc’ed as the traffic in and out of our facilities increases by the day. Hopefully with the easing of restrictions we can look forward to the year ahead with a sense of increased positivity that the worst of the pandemic is behind us.
While playing activity had come to a standstill in December there was plenty of activity off the field.
The AGM was held on the 7th December with all officers from last year remaining in place for the year ahead. The club acknowledged a very successful year on the games front as well as the great support we get from all within the community.
On Dec 20th, the first draw in the Ballinora Club Lotto took place. This is a very important fundraiser for the club and community going forward. Funds raised will be ring fenced for facilities development. The Lotto takes place every Monday night at 9pm. You can play here: https://smartlotto.ie/ballinora-gaa-club/. Already we can see the benefit of these funds with the installation of a new score board in Ballymaw.
On Stephens Day the annual Puc Fada took place where a great crowd turned out and walked off the Christmas Turkey. Congratulations to the winning team of Darragh Holmes, Mike Lordan and Darragh Corkery with a score of 38 shots. Thanks to all who took part and a special thanks to the organisers of this annual event.
Well done to all from the club who participated in the colleges and schools competitions in January. Best wishes also to club players participating in the Rebel Og squads.
The GAA, LGFA and Camogie clubs launched the Ireland Lights Up initiative where everyone in the community are invited to walk in Ballymaw every Saturday and Wednesday.
The Rebel Bounty draw has been launched again by Cork County board. Our club is offering an extra draw prize of a €100 meal voucher for the White Horse for those who register before the 22nd Feb.
If you would like to get involved in the running of a club that caters for almost 300 players of all ages, we would be delighted to hear from you. If interested in getting involved please contact any club officer.
Finally, best wishes to all teams and committees for the year ahead!