The club are hosting "A Night at the Races" in Sharkeys Lounge Annagry on the 29th December at 9pm.
All support is much appreciated. Go raibh maith agaibh.
The 2012 Underage presentation night will take place in Aislann Rann na Feirste on this Friday night 21st.
U-14's, U-16's and Minors are asked to be in the Aislann at 6.45pm and U-8's, U-10's and U-12's are to come along at 7.45pm (please note these are the correct times).
Michelle Nic Grianna will compere the evening and Donegal All-Ireland winning players will be in attendance with a short Questions and Answers session.
2012 was an outstanding year at underage level with the highest numbers of young children turning up since the club was founded in 1980. The committment of the coaches was another factor and Naomh Muire have certainly continued their growth at under-age level.
Friday night is a time to celebrate the year so everyone is more than welcome to come along.
Under age presentations took place on Friday 7th December in the Clubhouse. Certificates were presented to U-12 and U-13 girls who played in the U-12 blitzs and U-13 league and to the girls who took part in the U-12 and U-13 Donegal Development Camps.
U-14 most improved player - Kathlyn McGarvey
U-14 Player of the year - Sarah Sweeney
U-16 most improved player - Nicole Boyle
U-16 player of the year - Aoife McGarvey
Minor players of year - Erika Hanna & Jade O'Donnell
Coaches within Ulster look forward every year to the annual Ulster GAA Coaching Conference. This year’s event will take place in the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown, on Saturday 26th January.
The event over the last number of years which has seen Conference themes of ‘Coaching Children’ (2009), ‘Coaching the Youth’ (2010), ‘Coaching Adults’ (2011), ‘Coaching in the Education Sector’ (2012) and this year’s theme is ‘Thinking Coaches Produce Thinking Players’.
Key note speakers include former Ireland Compromise Rules and Meath All Ireland winning manager, Sean Boylan, who will bring to the conference his vast experience of working with elite players over a prolonged period and how his interaction helped the players to perform at the highest levels.
Dr Aidan Hamill, from the O’Donovan Rossa Club in Belfast, will address conference on ‘coaching and managing talented young people’. Aidan has coached at club and county level and has also been Principal of De La Salle Secondary School in the heart of West Belfast, which has produced many exceptional players over the past number of years.
Another key area to be explored will be finding the balance between rest and recovery. Tyrone Physiotherapist Louis O’Connor will advise on how to identify early warning signs of impending injuries and how to ensure that your players are protected against over training.
Delegates will have the opportunity to attend a series of workshops on critical development themes including the ‘Management of Players within Academies’, ‘Intensity of Hurling in Ulster’, a view of ‘Coaching Children’ from another sport’s perspective, ‘Getting your Club Hurling to the Next Stage’, ‘Developing Thinking Players’, ‘Technical Development in Hurling’ and ‘Coaching Female Athletes’.
Ulster GAA expect to host 350 delegates at the Conference and places are being booked out fast.
Delegate Costs are £15/€18 and include lunch and a delegate pack.
To book your place, contact Ashelene Groogan on (028) 3752 1900 / firstname.lastname@example.org
NOVEMBER DRAW WINNERS
€400.00 Kevin Sharkey,Cillín Darrach & Australia
€200.00 Paddy Bán Boyle, Baile Mhaineais
€100.00 Fionn Doherty, Oilean na Cruite
€100.00 Kevin White, Loch an Iúir
€50.00 Johnny Gallagher, Rann na Feirste
€50.00 Seamus Ó'Séarcáigh, Cál Cheim
€50.00 Robert O'Donnell(s), Anagaire
€50.00 Aiden Hughes, Mullach Dubh
€50.00 Declan Martin, Béal na Cruite
€50.00 Pauline Carey, Mullach Dubh
Donegal uU-4 trials will be held this Saturday in Convoy at 10.30am. Players are asked to be there early and togged to start on time.
The Ladies board are holding a social evening at the Viking House Hotel from 9pm Friday 7th December with Music Tapas and Craic. The cost is €15 per person and we are inviting all committee members of Naomh Muire as well as all supporters and everyone who helped us to make 2012 a successful year.
We are asking for all interested to confirm that they are attending by 5th December and by texting their name and number by text to the ladies club phone. The number is 087 954 0756.