Copies available FOC in following outlets from Wednesday 18th November
CENTRA / SPAR / MALLONS DENTIST /
O’NEILLS HAIRDRESSERS / PREMIER PROMOTIONS /
RICES / M. FLETCHER / McGRANE’S / THE LIBRARY
1st November - Jackpot: £1,240: 1 – 3 – 12 – 13
£25: Cathal Kilroy / £15: Ann & Faye McKee / £10: D McGleenan
8th November Jackpot: £1,270 1 – 14 – 17– 19
£25: Aidan McCooey / £15: Michael Murray / £10: Donna Mone
15th November Jackpot: £1,300 3 – 11 – 14– 15
£25: Ryan Smyth / £15: Jennifer McGale / £10: Malachy Hughes
Shea Harvey - 21 November (U14)
Stephen Woods - 27 November (U14)
Conor McIlroy - 29 November (U16)
Sunday 13th December, 6pm - “The Pavilion” G. McGleenan Park
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Eamon McKee as Manager of the Club Senior Team for 2016. We wish him and the team good luck for the new season
The Annual Mass for deceased members will take place at the 7pm Mass on Saturday 28thNovember. All Players and Members are asked to attend and wear Club Colours
Big congratulations to our senior player Joby Burke and his wife Michelle on the birth of their baby daughter Fiadh
NAÍSCOIL AN CHÉIDE:
Is your child starting P1 in September 2016? Would you like to give them an academic advantage over their monolingual peers? We are now seeking names for any parent wishing to send their child to an IRISH MEDIUM PRIMARY SCHOOL in the area. Whether you're from Keady, Granemore, Ballymacnab, Derrynoose, Middletown or Madden we'd love to hear from you. All IM children receive the full national curriculum covered in all other schools with the added advantage of a second language. If you think this is something your child could benefit from please get in touch
It is that time of year again when Annual Membership Is due for renewal. The membership fee is the financial lifeblood of the Club and as Chairperson of Keady Michael Dwyers GAA Club I would like to thank our members for the support they have given us down through the years. Keady Michael Dwyers have always had the policy to allow our members participate in activities organised by the club for the minimum of cost but like many Voluntary Organisations, the Club is experiencing its own difficulties in generating the finances needed to fund the day-to-day costs associated with running the club. Unfortunately therefore with the approval of members at the forthcoming AGM it is the committee’s intention to seek an increase in Membership Fees for 2016. The proposed changes will be issued prior to the AGM with actual costs being agreed on the day of the meeting.
• On behalf of the club I wish to extend our sincerest thanks to
Players and Parents for your continuing support.
• Much appreciation to the members of the Field Committee
especially Anna Carroll & Sean Kirk and also to Ian Watt for his
sterling work on the maintenance of the field.
• To all those who provided the club with Sponsorship;
Damien & Frankie McGleenan (Centra)
Aidan McCooey (Glenvale Kitchens),
Anthony Farrell (Bureau de Change),
Michael Beattie (Premier Promotions)
Benny O’Keefe (O’Keefe Development)
• Keady Lamh Dearg committee and underage management for
their help and co-operation when dealing with clashes of fixtures
or training session.
• To the Dwyers Committee for the sterling work they carry out on
the club’s behalf.
• Team Coaches – Words are totally inadequate when it comes to
paying thanks to this group of individuals. The time, effort, work,
commitment, devotion (I could go on so much more) that they
give to the youth and future of our club is unequalled.
• Finally many thanks to our Senior Player Paul Murray and U16
Team Captains Paul Green & Jack Molloy for their attendance to
carry out the presentations
2015 was a good year for our U-10’s. With a small panel of just 17, these boys bonded and improved with every outing. We played just 3 league games, however we attended tournaments in counties Armagh, Down, Monaghan and Tyrone, playing club teams as far north as Magherafelt Derry and Ardara Donegal, and as far south as Kilmacaud Dublin and Cellbridge Kildare. These tournaments were a vital part of our team’s development. In total they played 49 matches and trained 22 times. The team did make mistakes during the course of the year but more importantly they learnt valueable lessons. Having narrowly lost out in a couple of tournaments they eventually got their just rewards at St. Peter’s annual tournament in Lurgan, winning the Jim Moore Cup and Tomas Galvin being named Player of the Tournament. Although winning isn’t everything this cup gave a great lift to the boys and also to their coaches Paul, Tom and Gary. On behalf of the coaches I would like to thank the boys and also their parents for their efforts and commitment to Keady Michael Dwyers in 2015.
Under 10 Mentors
Gary Toal, Paul Donnelly, Tam Donnelly
Under 10 Panel
Tiernan Connolly, Sean McCooey, Darragh Morgan,
Daniel Donnelly, Niall Murphy, Chris Trainor, Daire Harvey
Jamie Donnelly, Leo O’Callaghan, James Mallon, Tomás Galvin Eunan McNamee, Patrick Maughan, Aaron McGleenan Eoghan Tierney, Sean McConnell, Troy Dynes, Darragh Morgan
The Management undertook the year with great hope and expectation, as this particular group of boys had trained and developed well over the past number of years. We had a panel of about 26 and while the boys were developing at different rates we knew we had an overall strong panel to choose from. We began training quite early in the year so as to give the boys as much preparation as we could Attendances were good as was the commitment and application of the boys. By the time the league came around, we felt that we were ready. The league did not pan out as we had hoped however, and although we did record convincing Victories v Grange (A) and Armagh Harps at (H) & (A), however last minute defeats to Madden (A) and Pearse Ogs, (A) and a draw at home to Madden, meant that we were unsuccessful in our quest to win the league. While finishing second was disappointing we were overall pleased with how the boys went about their work. We were however disappointed in some aspects of how the league was administered - at least 1 team dropped out of the division just before the league began which left us in a group of 5 meaning a maximum of 8 league games; even this though did not materialize, as both Grange and Pearse Ogs failed to fulfill games against us in McGleenan Park, meaning the boys played only 6 league games all year. We would prefer to look on the positives
1. It is clear that players in the squad are developing well and we
continued to see evidence of this even in the last couple of
weeks of the season, which gives the coaches great satisfaction.
2. Two of our players represented the Club at Croke Park on
3. We participated in a number of tournaments playing and
defeating teams from all over Ulster
4. We won the Plate competition at the Eire Og Tournament - a
great achievement given that we were missing several of our
older players to injury and holidays
5.Possibly one of the most pleasing and satisfying aspects of the season came on our last competitive day. On Saturday September 19th We competed in an U12.5 tournament in Derrynoose and on the same day we entered a team in the BC Colton tournament in Emyvale (of which we were the current holders) The older squad members who went to Derrynoose won their first four games but unfortunately ran out of a little steam in the Semi Final to Armagh Harps while the younger members who went to Emyvale went all the way to the Final and after extra time were defeated in a sudden death 'Golden Point' by Monaghan Harps. This day more than any other illustrated our strength in depth and our potential and we fully believe that as long as the boys continue to learn and improve there will be successful days ahead.
Under 12 Mentors
Shane Hughes, Tam Donnelly, Paul McGee, Patrick Madden,
Under 12 Panel
Shane Beagan, Shea Harvey, Ben McGleenan, Gareth Callaghan Finnían Hughes, Lorcan McGleenan, Odhran Connolly,
Jack Hughes, Connell McKee, Jake Cullen, Nathan Hughes Conor McNally, Darekas Dauksas, Noel King, Seamus Maughan
Ciaran Donnelly, James McCooey, Gareth Nugent,
Eoghan Donnelly, Oran McCooey, James O'Hara,
Padraig Donnelly, Chris McDermott, Sean O’Reilly, Daire Fegan Fionn McGee, Stephen Woods
Finally the management of Shane, Tom, Paul, Mick & Paddy would like to thank the parents for their help and support all year and thank the boys for their effort and endeavor all season - it was a pleasure working with you.
The U14 Management would like to thank the boys for their outstanding commitment throughout the season. They always showed a “never say die” attitude in every game. Philly, Declan and Paddy are all very proud to have been involved with them this year. As coaches all we can ask of the boys is to give 100%, and when they do this it makes putting the effort in all worthwhile. This was especially evident in the games against Middletown and Shamrocks in the championship, also in the league game against St. Enda’s. In these games they came back from 7 or 8 points to go on and win. If this group of lads continues to show the same commitment, effort and dedication, there is no reason why they can’t win things down the line. I would like to thank the hurling club for working with us throughout the season, when games overlapped and (vice versa with the football) it allowed us the opportunity to prepare for matches. A process that will definitely bring rewards to both codes in the future
Under 14 Mentors
Patrick O’Hara, Philip Harvey, Declan McKee
Under 14 Panel
Rowan Bradbury, Ryan McKee, Darragh Murphy
Fiontan Donnelly, Conall Mone, Tiernan Thornton