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Jan 30th 2013

posted 30 Jan 2013, 04:38 by elaine ahearne

AGM

Our AGM is this Friday February 1st at 8.30pm in the KGK Hall, Knockanore. This is an important meeting for the club as in recent years we are finding it more difficult to recruit volunteers and mentors to assist with the running of the teams/club. The club is here for the benefit of the children and youth of the area and we appeal to all parents, players and former players to attend. In recent years teams are being managed and coached by a small band of volunteers. Unfortunately if we cannot get new coaches/mentors to get involved with teams we will be forced to withdraw teams from some grades. This will have a negative effect for the club, the adult clubs in future years and particularly for the young players themselves.

Membership

Its that time of year again when we appeal to all of our club members to pay their Annual Membership. This is especially important for all club players as you will not be insured on the playing field if you are not a fully paid up member. The membership fee has not changed for the last few years, and for 2013 Family Membership is just €20 and €10 for a player.

Mouthguards / Gumshields

It is now mandatory for all players up to minor level in Gaelic Football matches and training sessions to wear mouthgaurds since Jan 1st 2013. There are three types of mouth guards: 1) Stock mouthguards which are preformed and come ready to wear. 2) Boil and bite mouthguards which can also be bought over the counter at most Sports Shops and generally offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. 3) Custom-fitted mouthguards which are designed by your dentist. These offer the best protection against dental injury but are the most expensive option. Players are not permitted to play gaelic football if they do not wear a mouthguard. This rule applies to all games, training and even to indoor juvenile games.

Scor na nOg

Well done to the seven Cois Bhride lads who competed in the Munster Scor na nOg Finals last Sunday in Mallow. Unfortunately on the day they were narrowly defeated by the Tipperary champions. However considering this was their first year competing at that level and as they were by far the youngest group in their section they will have a few more opportunities to win that elusive Munster title.

"The Pull" in Knockanore

The comedy play from Half Solid Productions "The Pull" which is based on the fictional Ballybore GAA Club will be appering in the KGK Hall in Knockanore on Friday February 8th at 8pm. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased at the door on the night.

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