Castledaly GAA would like to thank our patrons and members for their understanding and patience in these difficult times and look forward to your support in the future. Many thanks to everyone who volunteered and helped during the recent pandemic. It is great to see activity return on our playing fields again in 2020 as football training resumed last week under the guidance of respective underage trainers and mentors, with strict adhering of Government guidelines and hygiene.
GAA continues to plan ahead for 2020 and the draws for this year’s Westmeath club championships were made at TEG Cusack Park Sunday. Castledaly feature in Group 2 with Rosemount and The Downs in 2020 Westmeath SFC , with the opening round of Castledaly against Rosemount, two neighbours well acquainted adding another element of intrigue to this encounter. The top two teams in each of the four groups will advance to the quarter-finals, the second game will be between the winner of the opening fixture and the team who had the bye in the first round.
Castledaly Playground and Walking Track remain CLOSED to the public for repairs etc.
Our GAA Club Lotto Draw resumes on 5th July with Jackpot at 10,800euro. Annual Lotto Tickets are on sale from all committee members at 35 euro for 18 draws from July to March 2021. We thank you all for your continued support. This Lotto draw is of particular importance this year to fund the club activities and we urge all supporters to make every effort to make it as successful as possible, especially under the current circumstances.
Membership Club membership is adult 35 euro Under 18s & Pensioners 15 euro Family 60 euro. Membership can be paid to club registrar Damien Stone.
A major drive is being launched to source and publish for the first time GAA stories from the grassroots of the association. The collaboration between the association and publishers, Ballpoint Press Ltd, aims to gather the most comprehensive treasure trove of Gaelic-related stories ever compiled in the 136-year history of the GAA. As well as the four corners of Ireland, stories will also be sought from across the globe, in particular from those who have been GAA frontier people in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and many other countries. The story-gathering will include oral accounts so that all kind of stories can be written down for the first time in book form and also feature in the GAA’s archives at Croke Park. Potential contributor who feel they have a story but may not feel up to writing it can get in touch with Ballpoint Press and relate their account. It will then be written and sent back for approval before being submitted for final publishing.