Coiste na nÓg
The ABCs, U6s and U8s will start back on February the 2nd, at 10:00. The first day will be registration, and meeting with the coaches for 2019. This will be a chance to get together before the season starts – to meet the other children and parents, and there’ll even be time for a cup of tea!
ABCs and U6s are free.
Club Awards Night
The annual Spa GAA Club awards night will take place at the Torc Hotel on Saturday, February the 2nd. Special guests will be the All-Ireland winning Scór na nÓg set dancers, the All-Ireland winning Kerry Junior players, and the U16 winning team of 1968.
Please note: All tickets have been sold. Please don’t contact us to buy them – they’re all gone!
Congratulations to Ian O’Connell, who received the Overall Award at the Lee Strand / Kerry Garda Division Youth Achievement Awards at the Ballyroe Hotel last Friday night. These awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of young people across the country, and the great contributions they make to the local community.
Scór Municipal Awards
Spa dancers attented the annual awards night for the county and municipal districts on Thursday, January the 24th, in the Rose Hotel, Tralee. They were nominated by Cllr. Michael Gleeson to receive an award in recognition of their achievement as Scór na nÓg All-Ireland champions for a second consecutive year.
The award was presented to the club’s Scór officer (Eileen Aherne) by Cllr. Niall Kelleher, and the dancers entertained the guests on the night by performing at the interval. It is a privilege to be included in these awards, and we’d like to thank Cllr. Gleeson for the nomination.
Scór 50 Bliain
Last weekend, Spa were honored to be one of the clubs invited to Pairc Ui Chaoimh for a special concert, to celebrate 50 years of Scór. The jubilee event, which was organised by the GAA, welcomed past winners to the celebratory concert – and the Spa senior set dancers were one of the groups with a special invitation to perform on the night.
East Kerry Superleague (Div. 1B)
- Rd1: Spa v Currow (home) on Friday February the 1st, at 20:00
- Rd2: Spa v Firies (away)
- Rd3: Spa v Bye
- Rd4: Spa v Legion (home)
- Rd5: Spa v Kilcummin (away)
East Kerry U21 Championship
Preliminary Round: Spa v Firies (in Spa) on Sunday February the 10th, at 12:00
Another great turnout in Spa on Thursday night for week 2 of the Operation Transformation event, Ireland Lights Up! For more information on this event, please see our previous post about it.
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: 3, 8, 10, 14
No jackpot winner
€50 Lucky Dip winners: Dan Ferris, James Chaill, Timmy Moynihan, Ian O’connell
The next draw takes place on the 28th of January, in Jimmy Briens– for a jackpot of €6,300. If you’d like to play, click the “Play Now” button on the right of the page, or find tickets at the usual outlets.
The finals for our 31-Card Drive Championship of Kerry will be taking place at the Torc Hotel, on Friday, March the 22nd.
Best wishes to the Sem in the Corn Ui Mhuiri Munster semi-final versus Clonakilty CC next Saturday, February the 2nd, especially Gary Vaughan, Ryan Kelliher, Liam Spillane and Dr. Gary Stack. Throw-in will be at 13:30, with the venue yet to be announced.
Well done to the Kerry seniors on the Round 1 win over Tyone in the National League last weekend. Special congratulations to Dara Moynihan on his senior debut, and also to Dara’s cousin and former Spa player Matt Moynihan who also made his senior debut this weekend, lining out with London GAA in their Round 1 game versus Limerick in Ruislip!
Merchandise is once again available in the club shop. For opening times or enquiries, please contact Mathilda on 087 648 7356.
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!
Spa Killarney Handball Club
The handball club continues to meet in the sports hall in the Spa clubhouse every Friday night, from 20:00 to 21:00. The club is open to all players over the age of 18, and there are two one-wall courts available for players.
The handball club is open to everyone in Killarney and its surrounding areas, and new members are always welcome. For enquiries, please contact Tadhg on 087 289 0522.
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).