Club Notes 27th June 2021
Return to play: Covid Officer Update
As we appear to be making progress against COVID generally within society, we should keep our guard up and not become complacent.
We need to continue to
- Sanitise & adhere to social distancing
- Ensure COVID forms are complete via ClubZap and attendance tracked
- Parking at the club grounds is ONLY permitted for club coaches to collect or drop gear – Parking is reduced to allow access & prevent teams congregating unsafely in front of the club.
Player Club /GAA Memberships are now overdue for renewals and sign-up.Players not signed up members do so at their own liability. A final request has been made to Team Coaches regarding outstanding players. Gaa and Lgfa will be conducting audits via referees unregistered players will not be permitted to play and could lead to a club fine and/or forfeited games. For more information please have a look at our club website, https://odwyersgaa.com/membership/
Getting Started with GAA
Are you are new to the GAA? Have a child who is interested? New to Balbriggan, Balrothery, Balscadden and surrounding areas? Check-out our welcome pages that has all the information you need to get going https://odwyersgaa.com/welcome/
Alternatively, contact any of our coaches or mentors and they can point you in the right direction https://odwyersgaa.com/key-contacts/#team-contacts
U14 ladies are fundraising for our New Development!
Our U14 ladies have undertaken to raise as much as they can as a team towards our new development. With €550 under their belts from a very successful car wash day, they have decided to run another one on Sat 3rd July from 10.30am on the club grounds
O’Dwyers Car Draw
We have an exciting opportunity for our club members, community and friends to win a new CAR in our New Development Car Draw
With tickets limited to just 3,000 you have a great opportunity to drive into 2022 in style
Simply contact one of our sellers they will be calling you over the coming weeks to buy and ask for support to sell tickets or you can simply buy tickets online NOW on ClubZap/Shop or the link below
Drive in Bingo
Our next Drive In Bingo will be Sunday 25th July at 3pm on our main pitch.
Cash for clobber
Cash for Clobber is back! Perfectly timed for end of school/start of summer sorting!
Juvenile Teams Update
U10 Girls (Born 2011): The girls had a brilliant morning down on the all weather for their first Camogie Go Games match against a very good St. Pats. There were plenty of skills on show and some amazing blocking and striking on display for all parents to see. Plenty of fun for all and lots of smiling faces in the process.
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
U11 Mixed (Born 2010): Our U11 Mixed team played Football away against St Maurs on Saturday 26th June. Our players gave it their all and both teams showed some fantastic teamwork on the day, leading to some excellent scores. We’re looking forward to our next Football match at home v Ballyboden St Enda’s on Saturday 10th July. New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, WhatsApp or SMS Anne on 086 3007015
U11 Girls (Born 2010): There was a fantastic performance from our girls on Sat 26th June away to St. Vincent’s.The girls not only competed but got some excellent scores too.There was a great display of skills and effort from each of the 3 teams. A special mention to Lauren, Amelia, Lily, Emily, Jessica, Zoe, Isobel B and Elsa who all played their first competitive camogie game today. All the girls really did themselves,the club and their parents proud. 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
Youth Teams Update
U14 boys (Born 2007):
Our U14s footballers took to the field for their first league game this afternoon and put in a great performance to defeat Naomh Fionnbarra.
We started well and put some big scores on the board early on to set ourselves up. We struggled a bit in the 2nd quarter as Finbarrs came back at us but we went at half time well in control.
A big performance straight after halftime left us in control of the match, and despite some tired bodies and minds in the last quarter we finished out winning 5-5 to 0-9.
Mentions today go to Cathal, who was steady in nets and kept a clean well and we’re helped by Matthew and Julian who kept the scoreboard ticking over at vital periods in the match.
Sean L was our captain today and he let no one down with his tackling out of possession and energy with the ball going forward.
It was a very tough call today as everyone of our players put a shift in but between John and Leon they can be happy with their performances and their POTM awards.
A couple of things really helped our team today like our passing and our support play, something we have worked a lot on in training, and also our composure in front of goal, and it was brilliant to see the lads put this into action.
Last word goes to Tadgh, Dillon, Eoin and Cuan who have put their extra training into practice and gave us a big boost when they were on the field with us today.
Lots to work on as usual but lots of positives going forward nonetheless. A good day.
Thanks Mentors 😊
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
U16 Boys (Born 2005/6):
On a wet and humid Thursday evening our U16 hurlers got our division 6a league campaign under way when we welcomed Cuala to Bells pitch in Balbriggan. A fantastic game of hurling was played out and enjoyed by parents and passers by alike. They were treated to a free flowing high scoring game of hurling with O’Dwyers coming out on top with a hard fought and well deserved victory on a scoreline of O’Dwyers 7-11 Cuala 6-04
Unfortunately Raheny had to concede our Div9 football match on Saturday 26th. We included all players in the panel to play against St James Gaels. In an energetic game O’Dwyers found themselves 2 points down at half time. At the water break in the 2nd half we were 4 points down. Some player-specific instructions, a change to our formation and renewed competitiveness from the O’Dwyers players saw us up by 3 points with only seconds left in the game. With nothing left on the referee’s watch St James Gaels won a free in front of our goal. The lads stood on the line and the free was struck low, our keeper, Jamie Murray dived low and to his right and palmed the ball around the post. The referee blew the final whistle. Final score; O’Dwyers 3-13 St James Gaels 4-7.
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
U18 Boys (Born 2004/5): It was the start to competitive hurling games this morning for our Minor Hurlers as they played in their first league game away against Na Fianna with a number of players injured & unavailable we travelled light on players. However the lads did well and competed very strongly in 2nd and last Quarters we shifted a couple of fortuitous goals which ended up giving Na Fianna the win. There will be plenty more games for the hurlers to get touch back as we continue to build towards Championship
Next up for the lads this week is Wed Football at home vs St Peters and Sun away vs Craobh Chiarain
New players are very welcome, for further details on practice times and what you need to get started call, WhatsApp or SMS Robbie 086 8282753 or Dave 087 9702479
Adult Teams Update
Adult Ladies Football: New players are very welcome, for further details on what you need to get started call, WhatsApp or SMS Mick on 089 2023226
Adult Men Football: New players are very welcome, for further details on what you need to get started call, WhatsApp or SMS Sean 0868341104 or Davey 086 8287484
Adult Men’s Hurlers: New players are very welcome, for further details on what you need to get started call, WhatsApp or SMS Paul on 087 2077181
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