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Clann na nGael GAA Update November 16th

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An Evening for Coaches

Clann na nGael are holding an event for our coaches on Friday 18th November from 8:30pm to 10pm in the Athlone Springs Hotel. The idea of the evening is to acknowledge and thank the very large number of volunteer coaches and mentors in our club. The evening will allow coaches and mentors come together in a relaxed, social setting, to exchange ideas, discuss battles lost and victories won or just to meet other coaches at all levels of the club.

All Coaches of all teams from under 6 to adult, boys and girls, male and female are invited to attend. On the evening we will also launch our “Player Development Pathway” document.
So if you already involved with a team, or would like to do so, or indeed if you just have an interest in coaching matters within the club, then please come along and feel free to invite others. Finger food and refreshments will be served on the night.

Coaches 2017

Clann na nGael are actively seeking to recruit coaches at all levels in our club from under 6 to under 20.
If you would like to become involved or wish to nominate somebody else to do so, please contact any member of the club executive or email [email protected] .

Award 2 Coaching Course

Anybody wishing to complete an award 2 coaching course early in the New Year should contact Declan O’Flaherty on 0868040692 to book a place.
Obviously anybody wishing to do this course must have completed the Foundation level and award 1 courses.

AED Defibrillator training course

Clann na nGael’s Health and Wellbeing officer Sharon McManus Cooley launched the first of the Club’s Defibrillator training courses which took place in Johnstown clubhouse last Tuesday evening. This was a fully accredited course and a total of 12 people from the Clann area took part. It was a very well run course which took two and a half hours and we will be running more courses as required over the winter months.
There was no cost to do this course as Clann na nGael covered trainer expenses. The course is highly recommended for members of the Clann na nGael community.

If you are interested in this training course please contact our Health & Wellbeing officer Sharon McManus-Cooley on 087 2317635 with your name & contact details or Gerry O’Connor on 085 7208485.

Thanks to Margret Tracey who delivered to course on the night. Clann will publish the names of the the participants who took part on receipt of their certification.


AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. This AED training course is designed for lay first responders. No previous first aid or medical knowledge is required for this course, to learn how to use a Defibrillator

Course Outline:
• The basics of CPR for Adults and Children
• Compressions / Breaths
• Ventilation with a Barrier Device (face mask)
• Use of an AED
• Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (Choking)

Course Objectives:
• To ensure the candidate has the appropriate skills to provide adequate first response care to the patient
• To instil confidence in the candidate to deal with emergencies and cardiac arrests
• To instruct in the use of Automated External Defibrillators or AED
• To instruct candidates in Adult and Child CPR

Drum Community Care Fundraiser

The committee of Drum Community Care will host an 80’s night in Connaughtons Pub on Saturday 19th November at 9pm. Fancy dress optional. Ray O’Reilly will provide the entertainment and there will be lots of spot prizes on the night. Tickets are on sale in the community for €5. All support for this important fundraiser would be much appreciated.

Let’s go with Clann

Our October & November monthly draws were held on Sunday night in the Athlone Springs with our club lotto.
October Winners
€500 – Paddy Berrigan
Athlone Springs Meal Voucher – Adrian Ward

November Winners
€500 – Joey Connaughton
Athlone Springs Hotel Massage Voucher – Gerry & Sandra Lennon.

Many thanks for your continued support and special thanks to Athlone Springs hotel for their generosity.

Clann na nGael Lotto
The draw took place in the Spring’s on Sunday 13th of November with a jackpot of €8,800.
The numbers drawn were 7, 13, 16, 19. No winner, Match 3 Winners:
Winner (Seller)
Della Kenny (Padraig O’Reilly)
Eithne & Gerry Granger (Brian Fallon)
Paddy Halligan (James Curley)
Thomas Naughton (Kitty Naughton)
Dermot Kelly (Vincent Bannon)
Freddy Warby (James Curley)

Next week’s jackpot is €9,000 and the draw will be in the Grove. Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.

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