The new Coolderry Gym will be officially opened on Saturday 4th March by Michael Fennelly, the famous Kilkenny Hurler. Michael is also a lecturer in Limerick Institute of Technology in the area of Strength & Conditiong and will also do a talk on the importance of nutrition for sport. Certificates will also be presented to those who completed the Coolderry Operation Transformation programme this year.The proceedings will commence at 6.30pm with Michael doing a short talk and Q&A Session. This will be followed by the presentation of the Certificates and then the opening of the Gym. All are welcome.
The final task for our Operation Transformation participants is to complete a 5k. This is being held on Saturday 4th March at 10am. All are welcome young and old to complete it with the OT participants.
Registration will be at Coolderry GAA Clubhouse from 9.30am with race starting at 10am. Come along and take part or to support.
Saturday 4th March is the date – mark it in your diary. This is the date that all our brilliant participants in our Operation Transformation (over 60 people every night for the past 5 weeks) campaign will complete their 5k. We hope to have a special guest on the day also to mark the occasion.
Getting ready for the season ahead. Lots of coaches setting out their plans and looking forward to kicking off. A new set of materials have been added to our Coaching Resources page. Let the games begin!
Coolderry Operation Transformation was such a success in 2016 we are running it again in 2017. A mixture of jogging/running/circuits and an introduction to our new Community Gym will be included in the programme along with some weekend walks/runs. Nearly 100 people participated last year – lets try and break the 100 barrier this year.
Dates for your diary
- Thursday 5th January – REGISTRATION NIGHT – Club House – 7.30pm
- Tuesday 10th January – Operation Transformation Starts – 7.30pm
Please pass the word around and enjoy the next few weeks before we get you moving again after the Christmas over indulgence.
The COT Team.
The annual club auction will be held on Sunday 27th November. A wide variety of merchandise and materials available on the day. Lots of fire wood available for purchase to keep you warm over the cold winter months.
The Club AGM will be held on Friday 25th November at 8.00pm in the Clubhouse. It is important the parents, players and supporters attend to review the progress made during the year and discuss the plans for next year. Those interested in putting themselves forward for positions on the Committee should contact the Club Secretary, Mary Hanly at 087 2487867.
Best of luck to our U16s playing in the County Final on 20th November against Kilcormac Killoughy. A great achievement to reach the final for this group of players. Lets hope that they can go on step further and take home the silverware. Listed below is the panel of players in order of age with their squad numbers. Congrats to the management team for getting them to the final.
(6) Cian O’Connor (Captain) (4) Jack Larkin (14) Aaron Teehan
(7) Kian Morris (10) Cieran Teehan (23) Mark Maloney
(8) Cathal Burke (18) Darragh Larkin (2) Liam Miller
(3) Shane Mann (11) Garoid McCormack (22) Joe Larkin
(12) Brian Fletcher (19) Eamonn Delaney (21) Cian Burke
(17) Jack Malone (20) Darren Larkin (1) David Tooher
(15) jack Kennedy (13) Adam Kennedy (24) Shane Ryan
(9) James Tooher (5) Patrick Maher
Management: Patrick O’Connor (Manager), Selectors Joe Kennedy, Pat O’Connor, Brian Carroll & Tommy Larkin.
On the 23rd August the Under 8 Team from Coolderry got a fantastic opportunity to play in Croke Park as part of the Leinster GAA Go Games Blitz. A team of 12 players travelled to the GAA HQ and played St Annes from Wexford in a great game. The players of the future got to visit the dressing room, play on the famous pitch, lift the a cup in the Hogan Stand, take a tour of the stadium and visit the museum. The players did the Club proud and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks to Mary, Lisa, Michael, Emmett and parents for the assistance with the players on the day and well done to all the players for their great display.
Photos from the day are available at the Club Facebook page
Coolderry Fittest Family
Coolderry GAA and the Black Bull Threshing Festival are hosting the Inaugural Coolderry Fittest Family Competition as part of the Festival on the 28th August 2016. This fun filled event will pit family and friends against each other with the aim of gaining the title of Coolderry Fittest Family for 2016/17. The short obstacle course will involve some climbing, lifting, balancing and running and will be family friendly.
Teams of 4 will compete on a course approx 200m in length and tackle a number of “interesting” obstacles. Team should consist of 2 Adults and 2 juveniles (aged between 10 and 18) from the same immediate family or close relations. Promises to be a bit of crack and fun. Get your teams in now. Contact Contact Seamus 086 8298270 or Philip 086 8382527 or just complete the application form – Coolderry Fittest Family