Late last week, the club walked the new pitches at Pairc na hEalaí with the pitch installation company. They’re more than happy with the how the pitches are turning out and commented that not rushing the playing of games on the field late this year will be the makings of it.

Soon, the pitch installation company will begin the aeration process which is an operation that will allow air to the grass roots, alleviate compaction and improves the state of the soil by increasing root growth and also helps to incorporate the top dressing.

As well as that, work on the interior and exterior of the clubhouse will continue over the coming weeks with the painters expected in later this month while the car park works are expected to begin within the next 6 to 8 weeks also, weather permitting.

The new facility will open early in the new year and there is still an amount of work to get done so we ask you to please support our 12 Days of Christmas Draw once again this year. The first draw takes place on Tuesday December 3rd which is now only 6 weeks away. With €20,000 in prizes it’s a draw not to be missed, and for only €50 you can give yourself a chance of being one of our lucky winners over the 12 days of the draw.

We are also asking that all who helped out by selling tickets last year does the same again this year and if you didn’t help out last year please do so this year. We are now very close to completing phase 2 of the field project and we need the draw to be supported like never before. It’s going to be a fantastic new facility in the years to come, wouldn’t it be nice to say you played your part?

Contact any committee member for tickets.

On the field of play last week, our 13s travelled to Mullinahone in the Winter League this week while our u11s had a great game in Monroe against Moyle Rovers on Sunday afternoon.

Our u9 boys travelled to Stradbally in Co. Waterford to take part in a blitz on Sunday morning also, where they had a great time.

Last week’s Swan Lotto numbers were  16 – 18 – 22 – 23. The jackpot was €7,250 and there was no winner. Three match 3 wins €70. Next Week’s Jackpot is €7,500. Thank you for your continued & appreciated support. Play our lotto – Support our young players.]