March 2017 News Letter

March 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter March 2017

Droim Dhúin Éire Óg          Information Newsletter March 2017


The Committee are delighted that the new sports hall facility is up and running at Boyle Park.

Our aim is to maximise the use of sports hall, pitch, training area and perimeter track for club members, family, friends and members of the local community.

It is great to see so many people using the walking track around the pitch. Due to our rising numbers, there has been a noticeable increase in demand for the use of pitch and track.

It is often possible to have everything being used at the same time – however for Health and Safety Reasons we are required to maintain control over who uses the facilities and when.

For Insurance Reasons we ask that everyone using our facilities become members of our club.

Full Membership  2017       :   Adult  €50

Social Membership 2017    :             €25

Note: Student, Youth and Family Rates Available.

Please Note: Players, at all age levels are asked not to train and will not be allowed play football without registering for 2017. To register please contact 086 058 1586 or

{A Full Member is entitled to vote at AGM, enter any  draws for tickets e.g.  Football and Hurling Tickets, etc. and for players it also includes player registration, players being included in Player Injury Scheme etc}

Membership Closing Date:  GAA Membership closes Nationwide on 31st March. Anyone renewing or joining  after 31st March will not be able to avail of full membership benefits.

Track schedule ; During Late Autumn/Winter & Early Spring track is managed and available on Monday & Thursday evenings when lights will be on. At all other times adult members are free to use track at any time during daylight hours provided training pitch is not in use. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Playing Pitch, Training Pitch or Hall  to book please contact Chairperson. (0876106575).

Coaches will inform parents of present training schedules. Schedules will have to change from time to time so please be guided by text messages sent out by individual coaches.

Club Lotto

The Club’s main source of income is the weekly Lotto. The committee have agreed for 2017, that everyone availing of any facility at Boyle Park during 2017 be asked to contribute towards the weekly Lotto. It is just €2 per week! and there is a chance of winning the jackpot.  Method of collecting Lotto is as follows:-

Every Member of  Every Team Training at Boyle Park – Buy One Lotto per Week. All coaches will make Lotto envelopes available at each training session.

Next  Draw:  Sunday 26th March in Gallonray House during Bingo      Jackpot  €3,550

For Details of Annual Cash Subscription or details on using Standing Order Option please contact –

Treasurer, Secretary, Chairperson or any committee member.

E-mail or  contact Patricia on 086 843 4340



Bingo is run by Droim Dhúin Éire Óg committee and takes place every Sunday night in Gallonray House at 9pm. Bingo is a social occasion for many and we would like to be able to continue to run the Bingo for our wider community. So why not play bingo occasionally and bring or tell a friend. It will ensure bingo takes place every week and it will contribute a little to your club.

Monthly Meetings

Our Committee meets every month to discuss matters relating to running and upkeep of Club.

Meetings for 2017 are Scheduled as follows

17th April         29th May          13th June        10th July          11th Sept         16th Oct

Nov –    Annual General Meeting 2017  will be held before end November.


Drumgoon Eire Og GAA club is fully committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of its members and players.

Every individual in the club should at all times show respect and understanding for their rights, safety and welfare, and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the club and the guidelines contained in the code of ethics and good practice of the GAA.

Our Children’s officer for 2017 is Aiden Brasil and our DLP is Roseanna Clarke.

Young players can benefit greatly from sport in terms of enjoyment, personal development and learning new skills. As part of their development our players must be encouraged to realise that due to their participation they also have a responsibility to treat others with fairness and respect. With rights there will always be responsibilities.

We ask everyone to respect the decision of Referees at all times.

Any concerns a player has should be reported to the CHILDREN’S OFFICER OR THE CHAIRPERSON.


We thank all our coaches most sincerely for being so generous with their time and for all the encouragement, the skills and the knowledge they impart to all our players. Mile Buiochas.

We thank all parents and supporters for their help and support in the past. We ask for your continued support and help during 2017.

The emphasis at Underage Level for our coaches is the development of each child. Our main focus at Underage is not winning but progression. 

Please bear this in mind at underage matches and support our coaches who are ensuring each child is given the time and the opportunity to progress.


HELP!    Anyone willing to help out in any way during 2017 – whether at training or helping during events etc., please contact Secretary, Treasurer, Chairperson , any Coach or Committee Member.  (Garda Vetting may be required for helpers but this is a simple on-line application that we can assist with). There are so many ways you can help so why not give us a call!


Outdoor Adult Playground

Yes folks it is referred to a playground. What is it?  Is it an outdoor gym?  Well it is a collection of gym machines suitable for use outdoors. These machines are designed to be used by adults.  The idea is that, being located outdoors, they are available to adult members at all times.

We have been awarded €16,000 from Clár programme to prepare the ground, acquire the machines and have them installed. We are currently making arrangements to drawdown this money and put outdoor equipment in place.

Féile 2017

Cavan, Monaghan and Fermanagh will be hosting the Féile competition on the weekend of 23rd/24th June. Both our u14 girls and boys teams will be participating over the weekend and we will be a host club. We require host families from our u14 teams to facilitate two players from the club we will be hosting for the weekend. Anyone willing and available to do so can contact Aogán Farrell or Aiden Brazil

Cúl Camp

The Cúl camp has been  booked for the week 31st July to 4th August. This is an extremely enjoyable and beneficial week for all our underage members and we recommend that all national school pupil attend.

Gaeilge sa Chlub

Is í aidhm an chlub Gaeilge a úsáid go rialta go neamhfhoirmiúil i rith gníomhachtaí an chlub. Sibhse ar bheagán Gaeilge seo deis í a labhairt agus cleachtadh.

Déanfaidh muid mheaar choiste an chlub ár ndícll Gaeilge a chur chun cinn sa chlub. I mbliana, tá muid páirteach le scéím ‘Fondúireacht Sheosamh Mhic Dhonnacha’, scéím a chuireann béim ar úsáid an teanga i measc baill an chlub.

In 2017 we will organise various activities to provide club members, young and old, an opportunity to speak, listen to and engage with the Irish language. If you are interested in getting involved, and just want to practice ‘cúpla focail’, to share some ideas or find out more, please contact Clíona at

Patrick’s Quest for Lord Mayor

You will all be aware of the Lord Mayor campaign being organised by Gallonray House.  Our representative in this event is Patrick McBride. We ask you all to support the Rambling House event in Gallonray House on 25th March and support Patrick in his Quest for Mayor.

Ladies Football


There has been changes in the Youth Age Groups within the county for 2017 and the following are training times for relevant groups  U11 Wednesdays 6 – 7pm.  U14 Fridays 6 – 7pm. U17 Tues & Thurs 6.15 – 7.15pm.           Senior Ladies Tuesday and Friday 7-8pm.  New members always welcome. Just come along to training.

Get your ticket for our Easter Raffle from any player Juvenile or Senior.  Lots of prizes including Giant Easter Egg and Hampers.   Follow us on Facebook and continue to support our games.


 The New Season of Camogie has commenced in the past number of weeks, with our indoor training for Primary School players every Monday 6 – 7pm in the New Sports Hall. Junior training has also commenced with games starting in coming weeks.  New members always welcome – contact Sabrina on 087 270 6586 or check out Drumgoon Camogie Facebook Page for more details.  Many thanks to all who supported 3rd Annual Pancake morning  which was a great success.                                                                    Droim Dhúin Abú

Some Fixtures

This Saturday     25th March         Reserve League                                Drumgoon V Redhills      at home on Boyle Park

Sunday          26th March         National League               Cavav  V  Kerry                  Kingspan Breffni Park


Saturday       1st April                Reserve League                                Drumgoon V Drung         at home on Boyle Park


Wednesday    5th April               U16 League Round 1       Kildallon V Drumgoon       Away Game  7pm


Saturday         8th April               ACFL                                      Drung V Drumgoon           Away Game


Tuesday            11th April             U12 Spring League           Drumgoon V Cootehill     Home at 7pm


Wednesday        12th April             U16 League Round 2       Drumgoon V Templeport   Home 7pm


Saturday            15th April             ACFL                                      Drumgoon V Kildallon    at home on Boyle Park


Sunday               16th April             Reserve League

All weather permitting of course……………….so follow us on Facebook/Celt  for more updates……………..

Support for our games always much appreciated.

Rambling House

This Saturday              25th March at 8.30pm            Gallonray House

Support the Lord Mayor Quest

Support Patrick

Admission is free.                             Light Refreshments.                      Raffle on the Night.        Lots of prizes.


Ceol agus craic


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