St Mary’s Hurling Club plans for the future

St Marys’s Hurling Club had a very good attendance at our AGM in the GAA Centre, Western road last Friday evening. In the open forum section players, coaches and members highlighted the need for all coaches to have done coaching courses, that players going to college need to commit to playing on college teams, that the club needs more people to get involved, that senior players need to get involved in juvenile coaching. Members also expressed a wish to see St Mary’s team managers and Commercials team managers work a team approach to planning training sessions and challenge matches. 

St Marys’s Hurling Club had a very good attendance at our AGM in the GAA Centre, Western road last Friday evening. In the open forum section players, coaches and members highlighted the need for all coaches to have done coaching courses, that players going to college need to commit to playing on college teams, that the club needs more people to get involved, that senior players need to get involved in juvenile coaching. Members also expressed a wish to see St Mary’s team managers and Commercials team managers work a team approach to planning training sessions and challenge matches. 

The chairman highlighted that the five year plan will be completed by the end of January, that the officers and executive will meet in January to appoint coaches and selectors to all age groups and will meet with each group to outline the plan the club has for each age group. He emphasised the importance of all units of the club and he welcomed the fact that we have nine new members coming on to the executive, including the very welcome development of some senior players and women enlisting.

Senior Players

Senior players have a players meeting at 8.30 next Friday, December 13th in the GAA centre. This is a meeting run by the players so as to plan for the year ahead, come up with issues that need to be addressed and to draw up a plan of what they want to achieve for the year ahead all players are asked to be there. If you want to be winners you have to make it happen. Any queries contact Stephen Buckley at 0879827636. The proposals from these discussions will then be brought to the officers.

Coaching

Anyone who wants to have their name considered for coaching or being involved with a team please give your name to The Juvenile or Senior Secretary by Dec 20th so as to facilitate the officers put team managements in place for January when the executive meet

Tipperary v Wexford SH Challenge

Tipp take on Wexford in a Senior challenge match in the GAA Centre, Clonmel next Saturday, December 14th at 2 pm. Could as many club officials as possible be in attendance to assist. All children under 16 free of charge.

Juvenile Training

A reminder that the U/6s and U/8s are finished training until after Christmas. Under 10s train as normal on Saturday.

County Board Draw

Congratulations to Henry Shannon, Anne St. who won €500 in this month’s County Board Draw.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

A reminder to all parents that a joint Christmas Party with Commercials for youngsters will take place next Sunday at 2.30 pm in the Gael Colaiste, The Mall.

My Hero

Well done to the girls of the Presentation Secondary with their tribute song, My Hero, which is currently being played lots but the girls need to get people downloading it and the local St. Vincent de Paul benefits to the tune of 80 cent with every download. You need an ITunes account to download it, any young person will show the older generation.

Condolences

Our condolences go to the family of the late Dominic O’Hara who passed away last week. Dominic’s two sons Conor and Brian played with St. Mary’s.

May he rest in peace.