Club Notes 4th July 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
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
U11 Mixed (Born 2010): Our U11 Mixed team are 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): Another great performance from our girls on Sat 3rd July when we welcomed Skerries Harps. In training we have been focusing on our ‘near hand tackles’ and it was brilliant to see the girls putting their technique into action during play. Special mention to Ivesca and Caoimhe who played their first game with us today.All the coaches are very proud of the effort and attitude from each of the girls.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
U16 Boys (Born 2005/6):
Mixed fortunes for our u16s Boys this week.On Tuesday night we visited St Catherines park for a Division 6 football match against Castleknock. Castleknock fielded a very strong team and O’Dwyers were on the back foot from the start. Some fine passages of play from O’Dwyers at times but it was not enough on the night. Casteknock with a convincing win. Credit to our young players they kept going until the final whistle, showing great character.
On Saturday afternoon the hurlers made the long trip to Naomh Olaf’s. Coaches spoke to the players before the game about playing with confidence in their own ability. They did exactly that and we came home convincing winners.
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): We had our 1st competitive football game this morning, following on from our false start on Wed evening. We travelled to Craobh Chiarains who we knew would be tough from our previous encounters. We started well in the 1st 5 mins getting a couple of good early scores but our 1st quarter hoo doo struck again and we shifted 2 early goals. We battled to get back into the game, but we were just a bit of the pace of the game this morning and never really kicked on from early good start. We eventually lost out in the end to a good Craobh Chiarain side. Back to basics for the lads and to get back to winning ways
Next up for the lads this week is Wed Hurling at home vs Craobh Chiarain and Sun away vs Erin’s Isle
New players ( Born 2003 & 2004 )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:
Our adult hurlers travelled to Oldtown to contest our Div10 league match with Wild Geese. Struggling for numbers due to the switch to Friday nights, we managed to field 13 players. Although we lost there were some fine performances from many O’Dwyers players. Danny, Mikey and Napohn keeping things tight in the back line. Sean Rogers playing with energy in an unfamiliar midfield position. Cian Bolger-Hayes showing his lockdown practice, scoring 4 out of the 5 frees he took.
We train on Friday nights from 6.30pm on Bells pitch. 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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