MARIE KEATING FOUNDATION: The Marie Keating Foundation will be visiting Hospital Family Resource Centre on Thursday January 30 from 11am – 3pm. They will provide a number of short information talks and will distribute information pack on all of the key cancers. The theme of their visit is linking lifestyle choices to cancer. Appointments are not necessary. For more information contact Chris on 061/383884.
HOSPITAL NATIONAL SCHOOL: Parents of children due to commence school ay Scoil Isogain this coming September are now invited to apply for enrolment forms. These are available from the school secretary who can be contacted Monday – Friday between 9am and 12pm at 061/383197. Those who return forms will then be notified of a day in may on which they can bring their child/children to the school to have a look around and meet their teacher.
COMMUNITY ALERT: A meeting will be held in the community hall, Hospital on February 4 at 8.30pm.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL: At the January community council meeting the organisers of the Christmas party were thanked, once again a pleasant day enjoyed by all, 82 attended.
The bingo enjoyed a very successful December and thanks go to all the patrons who supported it. Hospital bingo has been running for over 50 years, probally the longest running bingo in the country.
Votes of sympathy extended to the families of Kevin Doody, Kilballyowen, Hayes, Knocklong, Reed, nee Herr, Hospital.
GAA: The club thank the Bourke family for their generous donation of Tom’s collection of hurling and football photographs going back through the years which were originally on display in the old bar on Main Street. tom was an avid sportsman and excelled as a goalie in many codes of his playing days. The photographs are to be exhibited in the clubhouse and are sure to be a source of many animated conversation in the future. the club is very privileged to have these photographs and memories of all the players that have represented the club through the years. Once again a huge thanks to the family for this generous gift.
The club will hold a dog night on Good Friday night, the 18th in Limerick. This promises to be a great night so all support in the form of ticket purchase or sponsorship would be greatly appreciated for this our annual fundraiser.
Club membership for 2014 is now being collected, €30 – adults, €15 – students, €10 – juveniles. this is also an important source of revenue for the club, they are hoping all players, officials and supporters can contribute.
The senior teams have resumed training on Wednesday, Friday and Sundays, all are welcome to join.
The club hope to go on a trek to the top of the Galtymore in the coming weeks. The trek is open to anyone who is looking for a day;s adventure, more details later.
BORD NA NOG: U14s and 16s are back training under new management. It is hoped that all players on each panel will commit to each team training schedule and give a good commitment
U14 management/coaching set up for the year is Billy Davern/Garry O’Callaghan/Kevin O’Connor/John O’Shea.
U16 management/coaching set up for this year David Leddin/Martin O’Shea/Bobby Fenton/ Dessie Hanley/Mark Deegan.
The Bord na nOg club are grateful for the commitment of the new U14 U16 management are giving to the underage teams for the year.
Indoor hurling continues on Thursdays, U7s are from 6 – 7. U8s – U11s from 7 – 8, all welcome to attend.
The 3 year development plan is now finished and final touches are being put to it before printing. At a recent Bord na nOg meeting the plan was retified by the committee after the sub group had put together a draft document from all the information gathered. The planned launch is February 14 in the GAA clubhouse by the GAA president Liam O’Neill. Launch will start at 8pm. All welcome to attend on the night. It is hoped to see a large crowd for the underage players and parents, especially for this next step in their drive to take the club to the levels needed to compete at the top.