The Scór na n-Óg heats have been taking place over the past three weekends and the club’s Culture Officer, Jim McGovern has been trawling the parish for competitors in the various events.
This time the club competed in three event; Question Time, Singing and Recital. In Question Time, Shane Byrne, Padraig Donagh and Emma Duffy performed very creditibly but failed to make the final. In the Recital, Eleanor Morris put in a super performance in her first year, and while she didn’t qualify, given that she is underage for the next ten years, the future looks good.
Finally, Grainne Smith put in a beautiful rendition and made it through to the County Final which is in Stradone this Sunday night, so best of luck to Grainne in it.
The Club minors are back preparing for their tilt at the Ulster Club Championship when O’Raghallaigh Gaels will face Erne Gaels (Fermanagh) in the Quarter Finals this Saturday 26th at 1.30pm up in St. Paul’s GAC in Belfast (Host Club). A bus has been arranged so to put your name down for it please contact Pat Faulkner. Thanks to everyone who supported the fundraising quiz for the Minors last Friday night in Malones.
CAVAN GAA FOOTBALL AWARDS
These awards take place in the Hotel Kilmore on Friday 25th November. This year there will be presentations to Senior, Intermediate & Junior players of the year as well as medal presentations to the victorious Ulster winning Minor and U-21 teams. Given that these teams featured eight representatives from the Club it is hoped that a good Kingscourt crowd can make the night.
The event itself is a full dinner dance function with music. Tickets are priced at €40 and are available from the club Secretary or Chairman.
The club merchandise is at long last available on line. Just go to www.kingscourtstars.ie for the details. Don’t worry, you can still get it the old fashioned away as well though. The options include replica jerseys (multiple adult sizes now in stock), polo shirts, winter jackets, training tops and rain jackets.
Sizes range from 5yrs + with prices varying depending on size they are practically sold at cost price. So if anyone is looking for some gear as gifts for family, friends or even to treat yourself just ring Niall on 086 8237382 or go to www.kingscourtstars.ie. Some limited stock is held but most gear takes up to two weeks to order so bear that in mind if you are thinking of Christmas presents.
DO YOU OWN SECOND HAND GYM EQUIPMENT?
Do you have any exercise equipment that’s gathering dust or just being used as a clothes hanger! Any equipment that you don’t use anymore or as much as you used to? Would you like to find a better home for it ?
If so, the club would be delighted to hear from you and we’ll make sure it’s put to good use. So if you own anything from a treadmill, rowing machine, exercise bike, to free weights, medicine balls, skipping ropes etc please call Colm on 086 8807354 or Joe on 087 1334256 or e-mail [email protected] and we’ll gladly free up some space for you
The Annual General Meeting of Cumann Luthchleas Gael Dun A Ri will take place on Sunday 4th December in the pavilion at 3pm. Nomination forms for committee positions can be obtained from Pat Faulkner or by e-mailing [email protected] . These should be returned to either Pat or Sean by 25th November. All members/players and anyone interested in getting involved with the club are asked to attend
The winning numbers in the Lotto this week were 13, 14, 20 & 27 (Bonus 24). There was no jackpot winner and Dwayne Gartlan c/o T&T was the only Match 3 winner winning €200. Next week’s jackpot will be €10,600 and the draw will take place in Dún a Rí House on Sunday 27th November.
GAA ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
The GAA Oral History Project is an opportunity to be involved in the largest sport’s history project in the world. Every club has its own unique stories, personalities and experiences and this project wants to make sure that our club’s history is recorded so that future generations will know the contribution that our club and individual members in our locality have made to the GAA and have your story preserved in the GAA Museum in Croke Park.
This is not just a story about the famous players and famous matches, but about the grassroots who are responsible for keeping the Association alive. This project aims to be a representative survey of attitudes to and experiences of the GAA among Irish people – be they good or bad.
To get involved, you can simply fill in the questionnaire which can be obtained from www.kingscourtstars.ie .You could maybe ask your teacher to do a class project or contact Niall Reilly if you can think of someone who you fell the club should contact in this regard. For more details on this project you can contact the Project Team directly via www.gaahistory.com or give Arlene Crampsie a ring on 01-6147456.
2012 Kingscourt Stars Calendar:
Attached is the 2012 Kingscourt Stars Calendar. The Calendar comes in A4 size and will be available to buy from next weekend from various shops round the town and also at the AGM on December 3rd. At just €5, it will be a great stocking filler for Christmas…..