Club Notes 9th August 2020

New Club App: ClubZap

With our club approaching 1000 members and nearly 50 teams, we have a requirement for a more efficient way of managing a modern-day club of our size. Following a review of a number of tools that are available in the marketplace that facilitated this, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with Irish Company ClubZap

  1. Download ClubZap from the relevant App store and Open
  2. Search for ‘O’Dwyers GAA’ in the club search
  3. Validate your installation by completing the form with your Name, Email & Phone Number
  4. If prompted enter the 6 digit validation code you received via text message
  5. Help & Support: https://odwyersgaa.com/clubzap/

Return to play: Covid Officer Update

 As most teams are now back playing competitive or challenge games. There are a number areas which need we need to ensure are in place

  1. Remind travelling teams of Covid compliance, return to play, parking and sanitation stations in club. This applies to teams and supporters both home and travelling.
  2. Reminder that parking is not permitted in Bremore park, alternative parking is available at Bremore Castle ( please encourage all not to park or drop off outside club )
  3. Match attendance with the success of our Senior teams and increased support we will be monitoring to ensure we do not exceed attendance restrictions ( 200 including teams & officials)

So as long as we all continue to work together, we will keep everyone Safe while enjoying our sports

Player Membership

We have conducted a membership review for the 2020 season and the paid membership levels are extremely low versus what we expect. The club appreciate that there was a significant interruption to our season. However the majority of our teams are now back training and competitive games coming up. 

We as a club need to ensure that every player and active member have paid their membership in full to ensure that they can play/train and are covered by insurance to play.  All payment options will remain in place for the full year to facilitate installment payments and membership can be paid online via Club website or in the Club on Sat morning between 11 and 1

Further details available on our website membership page: https://odwyersgaa.com/membership/ or contact our Club Registrar Antionette on 089 4709815

Weekly Games Fixtures

A list of competition fixtures and venues is updated (usually Tuesday) each week and available on Clubzap or our website: https://odwyersgaa.com/weekly-fixtures/

Juvenile Teams Update

  • OgDwyers Nursery: Are are aiming to restart our Nursery Programme following our Skills Week, keep an eye on our club notes for further updates.  https://odwyersgaa.com/og-dwyers/
  • U7s OgDwyers Academy (Boys & Girls Born 2013): Are are aiming to restart our Academy Programme following our Skills Week, keep an eye on our club notes for further updates.  https://odwyersgaa.com/og-dwyers/
  • U8s (Boys & Girls Born 2012): Training back in full flow. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Declan on 087 9189478.
  • U9s (Boys & Girls Born 2011): Training back in full flow. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Mick on 086 8211129
  • U10s Boys (Born 2010): Training back in full flow. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Adrian on 087 7791461
  • U10 Girls (Born 2010): We have returned to full training, and the girls are delighted to be back in full swing. During our training sessions we are focusing on holding positions and keeping possession. On Wednesday 5th we watched the senior ladies team win on the main pitch against Templeogue Synge St. This was a great opportunity for the girls to see firsthand what we have been doing in practice. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Michael on 087 – 9693780
  • U11s (Boys & Girls Born 2009): On Saturday 8th August 2 strong O’Dwyers U11 teams took to the fields in Bremore to play Whitehall Colmcille in Hurling & Gaelic Football. The two teams put in magnificent displays where mentors and parents were very proud of all the players. Well done to all!! Training continues this week with Hurling sessions scheduled for 7pm in Bremore on Tuesday and 6pm in Bremore on Friday. U11s are playing away to Trinity Gaels in Hurling next Saturday @11am.  We would love to see new players join our panel. If interested please contact Ronan @ 0872209497.

 

  • U12s (Boys Born 2008): Training back in full flow. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Gareth on 087 7523032
  • U12 Girls (Girls Born 2008): Training back in full flow. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Barry on 087 7389593

Youth Teams Update

  • U13s Boys (Born 2007): Our boys were back in action today with a challenge match vs Round Towers Lusk who had a mixture of U13 & U14 players. In very warm conditions in Bremore Park we asked the boys for a big performance and they delivered in spades. While the result didn’t go our way on the scoreboard, our boys matched Round Towers most of the way. Each of them from 1-16 put in a huge shift and while there was some disappointment from our guys afterwards, they will have taken a lot from today and hopefully we can keep improving and learning together. 
  • New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Paul on 087 9115403
  • U13 Girls (Born 2007): Preparation for the return to games is well underway.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms  Boss 086 344 5006

 

  • U14s Boys (Born 2007): Preparation for the return to games is well underway.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Paul on 085 1173361
  • U14 Girls (Born 2007): Preparation for the return to games is well underway.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Cathal on 087 9952164. Training on Monday evenings and for August and September 2020 Matches played on Friday evenings
  • U15s Boys (Born 2006): Preparation for the return to games is well underway.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Paul on 087 2077181
  • U15 Girls (Born 2006): Preparation for the return to games is well underway.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Fiona on 086 – 4043751
  • U16 Boys (Born 2004): Our u16 Hurling team had their first game in hurling Championship last Tues, which unfortunately was a loss for the lads, however there were a lot of positives from the performance and we were a bit unlucky on the evening.
  • The lads need to quickly dust themselves off as both football teams have first round of championships on Mon both at home Green: Bells and White: All Weather.
  • In the coming weeks we will start planning for next years Minor team ( both Football & Hurling)
  •  If you know any previous players  or New players all are very welcome, for further details on training times Call on whatsapp or sms Robbie 086 8282753 or Dave 087 9702479
  • U18 Girls (Born 2005): Preparation for the return to games is well underway.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Shirley on 087 6356760

Adult Teams Update

  • Adult Ladies Football : Our Ladies are out again in the Championship this Wednesday.  New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Mick on 089 – 2023226
  • Adult Men Football: Our mens are out again in the Championship Sunday 16th August New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Sean 0868341104 or Davey 086 8287484
  • Adult Mens Hurlers : New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, whatsapp or sms Paul on 087 2077181

 

Coaching Corner

Club Shop

Our club shop is open every Saturday morning between 11am and 12pm with a stock of club tops, bottoms, hurls, helmets,  gum shields, socks and shorts. The shop has new hurls and helmets for sale. If anybody has a helmet they would like to trade-in or not using please bring it down to the club shop.

Support our Sponsors and Local Business

Support local business and our sponsors – O’DwyersGAA, like so many clubs across the country, rely on the support of local business throughout the year. The last few months have been extremely difficult for businesses in Balbriggan. As companies reopen we encourage our members and friends to shop local and help get Balbriggan going again. Tacaigh le gnóthaí áitiúla.

Lotto

Our Club Lotto will make its eagerly awaited return on Monday 10th August. The jackpot which has been carried forward from our last draw will be 1600 euro!

Our lotto provides a greatly needed source of income to the club which as we all know, we have been without since March. We would encourage all our neighbours and friends to play our lotto either at our new designated lotto point behind the checkouts in SuperValu or online on our website www.odwyersgaa.com

 

New Development Update

As per our previous update we still waiting on the final tax clearance document from the Tax office

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