Updated: 08/01/18 : 05:28:28
Senior Manager 2018
We are pleased to confirm the
re-appointment of Fergal O’Flaherty as the men’s senior football team
manager for 2018. Fergal and his backroom team put in a trojan effort
with the players last year and we are delighted to have
him back on board once again. DRP will contest Division 1 in the
league, as well as senior championship football this year.
Four of our U14 girls footballers have
been selected for the Sligo LGFA county U14 panel for 2018. We wish
Maeve Casserly, Caoimhe Connor, Rianne Smith & Isabella Henry every
success in the months ahead.
Up the Lillywhites!
We wish our former ladies club captain
Siobhan O’Sullivan (now based in Naas) every success when she resumes
her intercounty career later this month with Kildare ladies footballers
in Division 3 of the Lidl National League.
Celebrating our Juvenile Players
The achievements and commitment of our
juvenile hurlers and footballers over the past 12 months from U12
through to Minor will be acknowledged at a special celebration evening
on Saturday, January 20th,
in Rathcormac Hall.
The event will provide an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of all
our players and underage coaches during 2017. This is a free event and
everyone is welcome to attend.
Save the date: The GAA Nursery for 2018 is scheduled to start on Saturday March 3rd. More details in the coming weeks.
Drumcliffe Handball Club have resumed their Saturday
morning coaching sessions in Oxfield for 2018. Coaching for players
aged 13-16 takes place every Sat at the following times: Players
agaed 13-16 yrs at 9:30am; 9-12 yrs at
11:30am; 6-8 years at 11:30am. As always, new players are very welcome go come along and give handball a try.
First Aid Course
The club will be holding a First Aid course in the coming weeks for club
coaches and mentors. Places on this course are limited. To check
availability, please contact our Coaching Officer Declan Carroll on
Coaches - Are you Garda Vetted?
A reminder to ALL club mentors involved in 2018 that being Garda Vetted
is one of three mandatory requirements for any new or existing coach
involved with any of our underage teams or nursery training programmes
(the other two requirements are: (1) Completion
of the Child Protection course and (2) Completion of the GAA’s
Foundation coaching course). The GAA e-vetting form is available on the
club’s website at
drp.gaa.ie or check out our Facebook page.
The first club meeting of the New Year is scheduled for Monday, January 29th in Oxfield at 9pm.
An online survey is currently being
conducted by the GAA nationally, to help inform the development of the
Association’s Strategic Plan for the period 2018 – 2020. The plan will
result in organisation-wide goals and strategies
to improve the Association at all levels. The survey takes about six
minutes to complete. All club members are welcome to participate. You’ll
find the survey on
gaa.ie. The closing date for submissions is Jan 15th.
The club extends its deepest sympathy to
the Feeney family in Castletown following the passing of Roddy Feeney
over the Christmas period. Roddy was well-known a popular figure with a
deep connection to the Parish. Ar dheis
Dé go raibh a anam.
Got a news item?
If you have any news items for inclusion in the DRP weekly club notes, phone/text/WhatsApp Club PRO Austin O’Callaghan on 0876855621 or email
email@example.com. The deadline each week is 6pm on Sundays.