U12 Fixtures and Silent Sidelines
Phase 2 of the U12 Co League started Sunday May 19th and Spa will have 2 teams competing each week. Kerry GAA and Kerry Coiste na nÓg are extending the ‘Silent Sideline’ across all divisions in the Lee Strand u12 County Football League. One designated coach from each team issues instructions to the players. All other coaches, parents and supporters stay silent and let the players get on with the game and improve their own decision making. Scores and positive play from both sides is encouraged and applauded. Criticism of players, referees and opponents is not tolerated. Rd1 May 19th v Laune Rangers (away), Rd2 May 26th v An Ghaeltacht (home), Rd3 June 2nd v Rathmore (away), Rd4 June 16th v Ballymac (home), Rd5 June 23rd v Austin Stacks (away).
Donation to Kerry-Cork Health Link Bus
Every year at the annual Spa GAA Club Awards Night, the club holds a raffle or collection and donates the proceeds to a local charity. This year the club Awards Committee chose the Kerry-Cork Health Link Bus, part of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. This service is vital to our community as it transports cancer patients receiving treatment in Cork University Hospital. There was a total of €860 raised at this year’s Awards Night, and on hand recently to present the cheque on behalf of the club to representatives of the Kerry-Cork Health Link Bus was Spa GAA Chairman Michael Cronin, Awards Committee members Andrew Garnett and Adrian O Sullivan with the Chairperson of the Kerry Cancer Support Group, Breda Dyland, and fellow volunteers Phil Reidy and Trish Kelly. The Kerry Cancer Support Group were delighted with the raffle proceeds and thanked the club for their generous donation.
Junior Match Report
Spa started their Junior Co League with a mix of youth and experience at home to Gneeveguilla on Friday night. Spa hit four first half points from Corey Doyle (3) and Hugh O’Donoghue but Gneeveguilla held a narrow lead at the break, Spa 0-4 Gneeveguilla 1-2. Spa struggled to convert scores in the second half and after two Corey Doyle points, just a goal separated the sides going in to the final quarter. Niall McCarthy kicked two late scores and Corey Doyle kicked his fifth of the day but Gneeveguilla ran out winners at the end. Final score Spa 0-8 Gneeveguilla 1-9 Spa: Ollie Cremin, Connie Cremin, Brian Devane, Conor O’Riordan, Eoin Cronin, Conor Stack, Thomas Cronin, Corey Doyle, Hugh O’Donoghue, Alfie Giles, Shane Fenton, Pa Murphy, Conor Gleeson, Eoin Carroll, Conor Kerins. Subs: Michael Kearney, Eoin o’Donoghue, Niall McCarthy, Alan Cronin
- Wednesday May 22nd: U17 9-a-side Blitz (in Blennerville at 6.45pm)
- Saturday May 25th: Co League Rd4 Spa v St Marys Caherciveen (in Caherciveen at 7pm)
- Sunday May 26th: U12 Co League Spa v An Ghaeltacht (in Spa at 6pm)
Spa hosted Fossa last Thursday evening, both clubs put out 2 teams and all teams put on a great display of football! Well done to all the players and parents who came out to support them.
U8 Go Games
Our U8s again attended another successful Go Games Blitz with Dr Crokes and Listry last Friday evening and thank you to Dr Crokes for hosting.
Lily of Killarney
Wishing the best of luck to the Spa Ladies Committee and all the Lilies at this year’s Lily of Killarney on Friday May 24th. Tickets are on sale in the main reception of the Gleneagle Hotel this Monday May 20th from 8pm-8.30pm and again on Tuesday May 21st from 8pm-8.30pm.
Our ABC, U6, U8 and U10 boys and girls training continues every Saturday morning from 10am. For more information on training times, please contact the Coiste na nÓg Secretary on 087 1385612.
Lotto Results 13/05/19
Numbers 4, 14, 15, 16. No winner and €50 Lucky Dips to Noel Eoin O’Keeffe, Lissivigeen; J Cronin, Coolcorcoran; Rita McKenna, Mill Rd; Samantha & Lee c/o Assumpta. Jackpot is now €11,100 and draw on Monday May 20th will be at the Torc Hotel. Thank you to everyone who supports our club lotto. Tickets available from the following – www.spagaa.com (Online); Clubhouse Reception; Dalys Supervalu; Centra Muckross Rd; Killarney Heights Hotel; Torc Hotel; Killarney Oaks Hotel; McSweeney Arms; Arbutus Hotel; Royal Hotel; Jimmy Briens
Sports Hall & Meeting Room Hire
For bookings and enquiries please contact Eileen on 087 6577312 (after 6pm only) or Ann on 087 9403508.
Club members (over 18 years old) can access the gym through an individual fob system. CCTV cameras are in operation and members can apply for a gym fob (€25) from the Club Chairman Michael Cronin.
The Spa Merchandise Shop is open from 10am to 11am on Saturday mornings and will shortly be moving to a new location in the main building, as well as launching an online shop. Details will be announced shortly. For enquiries contact Mathilda on 087 6487356
Sympathy is extended to the family of Joan Cremin, Lissivigeen and to the O’Sullivan family, Knockinane on the passing of Bernie Sugrue, Mallow.
Any items for the club notes please contact Deirdre at email@example.com or 085 1216359 before 8pm on Sundays.