Ferbane GAA Club notes for Week Ending 26th December


For the seventh year in succession, Ferbane GAA field will be the place to be on St Stephens Day as the now traditional charity event will take place. This year’s event is a cycle, walk and obstacle course, starting at 2pm, and all funds raised will be donated to Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. The event is specifically geared towards absolutely everyone, so people of all shapes, sizes, ages, genders and indigestions are encouraged to make their way down to the field to be part of the fun and games.

There will also be a raffle later that night with several prizes that have been kindly donated by local businesses, and the event should continue well into the evening.

All support, at any stage of proceedings, would be very welcome for this very worthy cause.


The Annual General Meeting of Ferbane GAA club took place last Friday night in the Heritage Centre. A good crowd of people were in attendance for what turned out to be an eventful but constructive meeting. Issues such as club finances, management teams, and other day to day aspects were all discussed, while there was also widespread praise for Ferbane/Belmont minor club in the light of their outstanding achievements.

Outgoing Chairman Aidan Doyle gave a heartfelt speech about what it meant to him to serve Ferbane club for the year in the role, and while he chose to step away from the position of Chairman, he will continue to serve the club next year in the equally demanding role of secretary. Outgoing Secretary Barney Flynn also gave his report, and in doing so drew a line under a lifetime of service to the club in various roles. His tireless work ethic and always helpful personality was central to the running of the club for several years and while he no longer retains an official position, he will always be an integral figure in Ferbane GAA.

Liam Flaherty moves from Vice Chairman to Chairman for the year and the club is very grateful to have a steady hand like Liam available, a man who always been a hard working servant of the club in many roles.

2011 Club Committee:

Chairman: Liam Flaherty
Secretary & County Board Delegate: Aidan Doyle
Assistant Secretary: Lisa Doyle
Treasurer: Kathleen Foley
Assistant Treasurer: Peg Flynn
County Board Delegate: Eamon Flynn
Safety Officer: George Digan
Irish Language Officer & Alcohol and Drugs Officer: Aidan Keenaghan
PRO: Kevin Egan
Schools Liaison Officer: Gerry Carroll
Committee: Pat Browne, Niall Fitzgerald, Conor Wynne, Ronan Daly, Willie Farrell, Gerry Grehan and others to be confirmed.
Life Presidents: Martin Guinan and Kieran Feeney

The numbers drawn in this week’s (December 14th) lotto draw were 1, 13, 14, and 26. The bonus number was 16. William Flaherty and David Nagle each matched three numbers, while Ronan, and Oisín @ Thomas Maguire each won Christmas bonus prizes. Next week’s draw will be for a jackpot prize of €12,000. €50 Lotto tickets, which guarantee entry for 26 draws, are available from any of the usual sources and ensure that you don’t miss out in case your numbers come up! The lotto can also be played online at www.locallotto.ie/ferbanegaa or via the link on www.fbgaamc.com – so be sure to get your ticket no matter where you are!

FERBANE GYMOpen Monday 10.30am-12.30pm & 6-10pm. Tuesday & Thursday nights are Ladies only circuit training from 7-9pm. Open Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm & 6-10pm and Friday 10.30am-12.30pm & 7-9pm. Youth Circuit training on Friday evenings from 6pm-7pm. Women’s Circuit training on Saturday 10-11am. Yearly membership is €50 plus €5 per visit. Contact Joe on 087 6852095 for further details.

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