Club Notes 16th August 2020

Return to play: Covid Officer Update

 There have been two incidents of COVID impacting two clubs in Dublin this week Fingallians and Raheny. As COVID is not going to go away, it is important that we keep our focus on prevention measures.

 If/when we are notified of any instances with other clubs that may impact our teams, full risk assessment is completed to ensure we minimise any potential exposure to our teams

Reminder of some points we need to remember;

  1. Remind travelling teams of Covid compliance, return to play, parking and sanitation stations in the 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 Antoinette 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 in the coming weeks keep an eye on our club notes for further updates.  https://odwyersgaa.com/og
  • U7s OgDwyers Academy (Boys & Girls Born 2013): Are are aiming to restart our Academy Programme in the coming weeks, keep an eye on our club notes for further updates.  https://odwyersgaa.com/og
  • U8s Mixed (Boys & Girls Born 2012): Our U8s had their first challenge match since the lockdown against Whitehall on Saturday Morning. Kids had a great morning and put in a good performance against a strong Whitehall team. Go Games will commence back on Saturday 29th August, starting with hurling. 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. 
  • U8 Girls (Girls Born 2012): The U8 Girls had their first competitive match away to St Patrick’s, Donabate.  They had an absolutely fantastic performance and more than held their own against a very competitive team.The training over the last few weeks really showed. Well done to everyone. Big thanks to Oran who helped out in goals.
  • U9s Girls (Born 2011): Girls had their first go games football match this morning at home to Fingal Ravens. The girls put on a great performance. Some great skills on show with blocking, passing and shooting shown throughout. Keep up the good work. A lot of proud coaches, mammys and daddys today. 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 Damien on 087 910 4600
  • U9s Mixed ( Boys & Girls Born 2011): The kids had a great time at the skills week. Busy week ahead as we have training monday and games on Thursday & Saturday. 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 Mixed (Born 2010): We had a great mornings football on Saturday versus St Peters. Great to see all the skills that they are working hard on it training being put into practice on the pitch. Peters are a strong team but as an overall unit we were more than a match for them and we are developing as an entire group. All of the coaches were delighted with the way the kids performed. Big thanks to Sam, Fionn and Dawid from our u9s who helped us out as we were short numbers and performed brilliantly. Congratulations also to Caiden and Kyle playing their first games and have shown they will be fine additions to our group. 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): The weather and the scoreline were in our favour on Sat 15th as our girls played away to Skerries Harps. While we may have been short a few players, the skills displayed by each and every girl was fantastic.They worked very hard as a team and used every opportunity that came their way. The girls have really come into their own and they should be extremely proud of themselves. 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 Mixed (Boys & Girls Born 2009): On Saturday 15th August 2 strong O’Dwyers U11 teams took to the fields in Donaghmede to play Trinity Gaels in Hurling. After a relatively slow start 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 a Gaelic  Football session scheduled for 6pm in Bremore  on Friday. U11s are playing away to St. Vincents in Gaelic Football on Tuesday and away to St.Maurs in Gaelic Football 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): After all the fun and games along with a recovery session in the water on the front beach during the week with finished our skills session with some delicious ice-creams courtesy of Pappagallino’s. Big thanks to Clodagh and Kara for arranging. We then visited St.Brigids GAA on a beautiful Saturday afternoon for our 1st Post lockdown football game. With a limited team of 20+, due to holidays, we played a strong St.Brigids side and competed really well with some fantastic performances across both teams.Our skills on both sides are really coming on with some lovely team play and great teamwork with Sarah, Layla, Brooke and Ava helping out with each team. Brooke, Lauren and Caitlin played their 1st Go Games game for us this week and were outstanding with a couple points and goals on their debut.  Strong performances from all players on both O’Dwyers teams with Katie and Shannon holding the fort in goals with great communication to back line during the game and quality kick outs to start our attack. Our goalkeepers have been coached by our 1st team ladies goalkeeper Niamh over the last few weeks and we have seen huge improvements, keep the great work up girls. The girls this week are getting ready for their 1st Camogie game against Clontarf who we haven’t played before. Great challenge for the girls who will be preparing for the game this Tuesday and Thursday. 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): U13 football challenge result O’Dwyers 8-9 Man O War 1-7 Not many words needed about our lads today. The performance was there, the attitude was right straight from the throw in. The lads worked hard for each other. Made the right decisions for the main part and deserved that win today. Also big thanks to our 3 lads who helped out with MOW when they had their injuries, valuable game time in the bank for their development as well. Thanks for your support. Mentors 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 2005): We had our first game since lockdown on a very warm day in Blakestown against a strong Peregrines team. The game started brightly and the girls were very competitive throughout. Our low numbers and no subs lead to a very tired team and the game got away from. Thanks to all the girls and the girls from the U14 team who turned out for us. Shout out to Emma and Blanka who played their first game. 
  • U16 Boys (Born 2004): Our u16 panel had a very busy, week competing in their respective football and hurling championships with mixed fortunes, a Good win for our Green football team, a tough 1st day out for our white football team and finally our hurlers were unlucky yesterday in their 2nd round of hurling championship. Our focus for next week is 2nd round of football championship on Thurs both teams playing away against St Annes and Lucan Training resumes on Mon ( Football ) and Tues (Hurling) 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 in Marley Park against Ballinteer St Johns at 7pm.  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: After another great win on Sunday last, Our mens await their next fixture. 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.

Bingo

Our next drive in bingo takes place on Sunday 23rd August on our grounds at 3pm. With €4000 in prizes to be won, it’s a great day out!

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 made its eagerly awaited return on Monday last. The jackpot of 1600 euro was not won, numbers drawn were 1,12,16  so Monday 17th August will be 1700 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

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