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BRIDGESTONE AWARD "Best in Ireland 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The preliminary work on the first phase of the redevelopment of MacDonagh Park began in the past week. This work, involving the clearing away of the bank at the town end of the field and the seating around the inside pitch, is now well under way and this will pave the way for the building of the new Hurling Wall and Astroturf pitch. We are hopeful for a completion date of June/July for this part of the project.
Similar to other clubs that have taken on such a large development, this first phase will be funded by donations from our members and supporters where donors can avail of the Tax Exemption scheme. Details of this scheme and the planned Jigsaw/Mural to be erected in the Complex are available on our development brochure which is on the Club Website.
This phase of the fundraising is being driven by a team of club members who are contacting people associated with the club and community to seek donations.
The response to date has been terrific and we sincerely thank all the people who have pledged donations. This drive will continue over the coming weeks and anyone considering donating please contact your fundraising representative if you have any questions. You can also contact Liam Heffernan, Mary-Jo O'Reilly or Anne Kennedy if you would like further information on this phase of the development/fundraising. Your support is greatly appreciated.
The lotto jackpot on Monday 19th April was €4,700. Results of our lotto draw, which include the ten names drawn for the supplementary draw, are available on our website and social media platforms every week. We thank you for continuing to support our lotto and ask those that have not yet signed up or who may have cancelled their auto renew during the recent suspension of the lotto to please sign up today - the link to join is on the Club Website - http://www.nenagheireog.com/
Membership for 2021 is now due and with a new deadline date of May 31st we are asking that our players and supporters please pay their membership over the coming weeks. Foireann is the new GAA registration system and while membership should still be paid through Clubforce or to any Committee member, members must set up their own registration on Foireann. Information on how to do this is available on the club website and details have also been shared via the various player Whatsapp Groups. Families should also set up their own registration on Foireann.ie.
With the return to training starting for juveniles at the end of April and hopefully all other groups in May, it is important that all players, both juvenile and adult, look after the payment of their membership in the coming weeks.
Return To Play
All our juveniles are very much looking forward to returning to training which is looking increasingly like next week - Yippie!. We will let everyone know what days we are training once it is organised with the field committee.
Please encourage the boys to practice when they can over the next few weeks. There are a huge number of boys nationally that struggled for motivation in all sports over the past few months and we are very conscious of this and will be very mindful of the boys. We hope every available boy will return and hope to gain extra boys as well.
It's a very exciting time for the club with huge developments taking place in the field at present. When the boys return to training they will see all the work going on for the hurling wall and astroturf which is anticipated will be completed by the end of June. Remember to transfer your donations and let your funding representative know you have done so for tracking purposes.
Reminder to get your Garda vetting up to date please. You cannot be involved as a coach or mentor in any juvenile coaching set up without your GAA Garda vetting being up to date so please apply asap https://gaa.flowforma.com/Lists/Forms/NewForm.aspx?FlowId=7