Scór na nÓg
Congratulations to our set dancers who once again won the Munster championship, held in Cappoquin, Waterford. They will represent Spa, Kerry and Munster in the all-Ireland on February the 16th, in Castlebar, Mayo.
Commiserations to our figure dancers, who performed amazingly but lost out to Tipperary.
Our Trath na gCeist team came fourth in the Kerry County final with a score of 66, which took place in Currans Centre of Excellence last Friday. Well done to Dr. Crokes, who finished on 69, tying with Ballymac. They were determined to defend their title and will represent Kerry.
Congratulations are also in order for Na Gaeil (Leiriú) and Sneem (solo singing).
Set dancers: Erin Holland, Orlaith Spillane, Eleana O’Donoghue, Aoife O’Donoghue, Gary O’Sullivan, Dara Brosnan, Diarmuid O’Donovan, Colm O’Connor and Cian O’Sullivan
Figure Dancers: Alice O’Donoghue, Aislinn O’Donovan, Leah Murphy, Ailbhe Gallagher, Erin Holland, Kate Lawlor, Orlaith Spillane, Carrie Hickey and Roisin O’Sullivan
Trath na gCeist: Aoibhinn Claffey, Emer O’Keeffe, Sean and Donal Hickey
Coiste na nOg
The ABCs, U6s and U8s will be starting on February the 2nd, but the U10s won’t be starting until later in the month of February as last year’s U10s only finished training a few weeks ago.
The U12 boys are starting on Friday, January the 25th.
Club registrations are now open, and everyone is asked to register as soon as possible. The registrars will be in the clubhouse reception again on Thursday the 24th of January, from 19:00 to 21:00 – or you can register online by clicking the “Register Now” button on the right side of the page.
Last week’s numbers: 13, 23, 27, 28
No jackpot winner
€50 Lucky Dip winners: Pat Cronin, Jack O’Leary, Dara Wickham, Luke Hurley
The next draw takes place on the 21st of January, in McSweeneys – for a jackpot of €6,000. If you’d like to play, click the “Play Now” button on the right of the page, or find tickets at the usual outlets.
5th Annual Spa GAA Club Awards Night
This awards night will take place at the Torc Hotel on Saturday, February the 2nd.
Please note: All tickets have been sold. Please don’t contact us to buy them – they’re all gone!
Our special guests will be the all-Ireland winning Scor na nOg set dancers, and the U16 winning team of 1968. For more information on the awards, feel free to read our earlier post about them.
East Kerry All Stars Awards
The East Kerry All Stars Awards will take place on Saturady, January the 26th, at the Brehon Hotel. Spa senior player Mike Sam O’Donoghue is one of the nominees for this year’s All Stars. Tickets for the night are €20 each, and are available from Deirdre on 085 121 6359.
A big thank-you to everyone that came along to Spa on last Thursday night for the first of our Ireland Lights Up walks, in conjunction with Operation Transformation. Almost 150 people – both young and old – took part in following a looped 1KM walking trail set up around the club, and finished with refreshments in the clubhouse (provided by Supervalu and Fruity Farm Austin Quilter Kerry – Thanks!). This walking track will be lit up every Thursday night between 19:00 – 21:00, up until February the 21st. The track is open to the whole community (including on-members), but please note that there are no dogs allowed.
Know your Sport Fundraiser
Test your sporting knowledge by predicting the winners of some of the top sporting events of 2019! Entry is €20, with a grand prize of €1,000 for the winner. Forms are available from John O’Donoghue (087 940 3517), and the closing date is January the 31st.
East Kerry Board: New Honorary President
Congratulations to Ger Galvin on his new role as Honorary President of the East Kerry Board. Ger has served various roles with the Board, starting as Spa Delegate before becoming the first Secretary of the Referees Committee, then serving as EKB Secretary for 10 years, EKB Chairperson for 5 years and most recently as Vice President of the Board. Congrats also to the Sem team on their victory over CBS Tralee in the Corn Ui Mhuiri quarter-final last week, especially Gary Vaughan, Ryan Kelliher, Liam Spillane and Dr. Gary Stack. They now go on to meet Clonakilty CC in the Munster semi-final on February 9th.
Draft Fixture List
Senior Co. League Division 1
Rd1 March 10th – Spa v Gaeltacht (away)
Rd2 March 24th – Spa v Legion (home)
Rd3 May 12th – Spa v Dingle (home)
Rd4 May 24th – Spa v St Mary’s (away)
Rd5 June 9th – Spa v Kilcummin (home)
Rd6 June 16th – Spa v Na Gaeil (away)
Rd7 June 30th – Spa v Dr Crokes (home)
Rd8 July 14th – Spa v Rathmore (away)
Rd9 July 21st – Spa v Rahillys (home)
Rd10 July 28th – Spa v Austin Stacks (away)
Rd11 Aug 18th/Sept 8th – Spa v Templenoe (home)
Croke Park Bound
Congratulations to both Kilcummin and Beaufort on reaching the all-Ireland club championship finals in Croke Park, taking place on February the 9th.
Congratulations to Deirdre O’Sullivan Darcy, who is reprising her role as secretary and taking on a new role as PRO. If you have any enquiries or items that you’d like included in the weekly club notes, please contact her on 085 121 6359 (before 9pm on Sundays).
Meeting rooms and indoor sports hall available for hire
For enquiries and bookings for our meeting rooms and sports hall, please contact Eileen Casey on 087 657 7312 – after 6pm.
We’re working on a new booking system that you’ll be able to apply for on our site, so please stay tuned while we put that in place!