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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 24th Of February 2020

By Francis O'Neill Wed 4th Mar

Celebration Banquet
We are just two weeks away until our night of celebrations.  Excitement is building, the committee is working away behind the scenes organising what will be a great night and one to remember. 
This Celebration Banquet is a strictly over 18 event.  Anyone under 18 looking to attend must be accompanied by their parents and have their ticket purchased by their parents.  Galbally Pearses will not accept any responsibility for anyone under the age of 18 attending the event.
Music will be provided by ‘The Miracles’, it’s sure to be a great night to celebrate all what Galbally Pearses achieved in 2019.
We waited 61 years to win a Championship, then we went and won both leagues with the Seniors and Reserves. If ever there was a year to celebrate our clubs achievements this is it.  It’s a night not to be missed!

Club Membership
Club Membership is now due, this can be paid this Friday night in the club shop between 7:30pm and 8:30pm.
2020 Membership prices are as follows:
Single Adult £50 Husband & Wife £80 Student £20
OAP £20 Youth £10
Club Na Phiarsaigh £240 (This includes husband, wife and children under the age of 18)
Unless you are a registered member of Galbally Pearses for 2020 you will not be insured whilst participating in any activities.

Child Protection Course
Child Protection training is booked for 25th February in the Committee room from 7 – 9.30pm.  This training is mandatory for club members dealing with children (under 18) within our club.  Child Protection training Vetting applications will be placed in the committee room, along with a box to return completed forms and copies of ID.  The deadline for these forms to be left back is 1st of March.

Big Breakfast
The planning has already begun for our annual Big Breakfast on St Patrick’s Day.  Like every year it’s great for our community to come together and celebrate St Patrick’s Day Mass followed by a lovely breakfast, with lots of music and dancing for entertainment.  Only this year we will have a few silver cups in attendance.

Club Lotto
Our Club Lotto is a valuable income for the weekly running of our club.  If you are able to purchase a ticket or 2 each week this will help towards the weekly costs in our club.  Our lotto numbers this week were 16 – 6 – 7 – 9.  There was no jackpot winner.  Our 5 Lucky dip winners were: Francis Hughes, Catherine O’Neill, Ethna Corrigan, Christy McVeigh & Paul Rafferty.  Our next jackpot draw will take place on Tuesday 3rd March & will be £5,750.

Club Shop
Our club shop will be opened this week on Friday from 7.30pm to 8pm for Club Gear & Membership.

Senior Men
The draw has been for the Senior Championship and we will play Trillick in the 1st round therefore it will be the Intermediate Champions 2019 v Senior Champions 2019.
We are pleased to announce that ‘Palfinger Ireland’ will be our new Reserve team sponsor.  We would like to thank Seamus Kane and Luke Carberry for their continued support.  They have been very supportive to our club over the years and we really appreciate it.

Minor Girls
Our Minor girls match last week was called off due to bad weather.  This week they are away to Loughmacrory on Sunday at 12noon.  All support is welcome for the girls.  We wish them and management the very best of luck for their coming season.

U14 Boys League
U14 Boys League will start this Saturday away to Cookstown at 11am in Mid Ulster Arena Cookstown.  Wishing all the players and management the best of luck for their season ahead.  Let’s get out and show your support for the U14 Boys.

U8 Boys
Boys U8 (P3/P4) training will start this Thursday night 13th 7pm – 8pm in the Community Centre.

U10 Boys
Training for our U10 Boys will begin on Sunday 23rd February 11am – 12noon in the Community Centre.

Camps Casca
After our very successful Easter Camp last year, it will be running again this year. Our camp will run on the 15th/16th/17th of April.  There will be two registration nights taking place on 5th and 12th March to sign the children up for the camp.  There will be the opportunity to try on the jersey for sizing.  There is a limit of 80 places for the camp, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  Prices to attend the camp are as follows:
One Child – £30, Two Children – £50, Three Children – £70

Thoughts & Prayers 
Everyone at Galbally Pearses would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Peter O’Neill on his bereavement.  May he Rest In Peace.
The club would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to any families in the area who are dealing with bereavement or illness in their family at this time.









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