St Colmcilles 2017 Youth Presentation Event

St. Colmcilles will be hosting an End of Year Presentation Event for our Youth teams.

2017 has been a fantastic year for all our youth teams and we want to get everyone together to celebrate and recognise these achievements and the hard work that all of our young players, as well as their parents and coaches, have put in all season.

There will be a Gaelic Football Blitz for the Under 8s & Under 10s starting at 2.30pm.

This will be followed by the presentation of awards for all Youth teams including medals and certificates. There will also be food and drink and some music in the Irish Club.

We hope that you can come and make it a great day to celebrate.

More information here.

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2017 St Albans City & District Sports Awards Ceremony

It was an amazing night for St Colmcilles GAC at the 2017 Active St Albans City & District Sports Awards Ceremony last night.

In 2016, the club won the Community Project of the Year Award for the Gaelic 4 Girls initiative which started our Under 14s Girls team and this time we had received 4 nominations for this year’s awards.

Neil Gallagher was nominated for Male Coach of the Year for his work with the Under 12s team and the Under 14s and 16s girls’ teams.

Both the men’s and ladies’ senior teams were each nominated for the Sports Team of the Year Award and St. Colmcilles, as a whole, was nominated for the Community Club of the Year Award.

The club won the Community Club of the Year Award and received Recognition Awards for the other nominations.

This is a fantastic achievement and something that we all, as players, coaches, members, parents and supporters, should be very proud of. Thank you to everyone who makes our club great. Well done all!!

Colmcilles Abú!!

St. Colmcilles G.A.C. – 2017 Cúl Camp – Day 3

St. Colmcilles G.A.C. – 2017 Cúl Camp

 

Day 3 of the St. Colmcilles Cúl Camp was great fun once again with everyone enjoying the day as the camp drew to a close for 2017. Well done to all the kids who took part in the camp and made it the great success that it was.

The club have to say a massive ‘Thank you’ to all coaches from both the men’s and the ladies’ senior teams who helped out over the 3 days. John O’Dowd, Daithi Breen, Odhrán Gallagher, Thomas Patrick Kieran Maloney, Bob Canty, Kevin Devlin and especially Naomh Ní Mhongáin were fantastic in running the Cúl Camp, ensuring that all the kids had a great time and got the most from the 3 days. Also a big ‘thank you’ to Rory Norris and Naomh for organising the camp and making sure it was a brilliant success.

There are still a few more weeks left in the underage season with Wednesday trainings at the club, a few blitz competitions and finishing with the St. Colmcilles Blitz and the Underage Presentation Evening on the 30th September at the St Albans Irish Club – Official. More information to come on this evening soon.

 

The dates have been set for this year’s St. Colmcilles Cúl Camps. This is a great opportunity for young kids to experience Gaelic Games, whether they are regular players or are taking part for the first time. It is a great chance to meet new people while taking part in three days of action packed activities with qualified coaches and learning or improving new skills.

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St. Colmcilles G.A.C. – 2017 Cúl Camp – Day 2

St. Colmcilles G.A.C. – 2017 Cúl Camp

 

Day 2 of the St. Colmcilles Cúl Camp was exposed to the elements but, the rain didn’t dampen the spirits and all the kids (and the helpers) had loads of fun once again.

Coaches from both the men’s and the ladies’ senior teams were there again teaching the kids and helping them to have a great time. A quote from one coach: “Safe to say, the future of the club is in good hands with these lot”.

The final day of the Cúl Camp is today from 10am to 3pm. It’s not too late to come down and join in.

 

The dates have been set for this year’s St. Colmcilles Cúl Camps. This is a great opportunity for young kids to experience Gaelic Games, whether they are regular players or are taking part for the first time. It is a great chance to meet new people while taking part in three days of action packed activities with qualified coaches and learning or improving new skills.

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Funeral Arrangements

 

The funeral for Joe Deacy will take place on Thursday 7th September at 10am in St. Albans & St. Stephen’s Church, Beaconsfield Road St Albans AL1 3RB.

Joe will then be taken to the West Herts Crematorium, High Elms Lane, Garston, Watford WD25 0JS, for 12pm where there will be a small service.

Family and friends will then be meeting at the St Albans Irish Club from 1pm.

The club will be involved in a Guard of Honour at the church on the morning of the funeral. All members are welcome to attend.

There will also be a remembrance mass for Joe on Wednesday 6th September at 7pm in Ss Alban & Stephen’s Church, Beaconsfield Road St Albans AL1 3RB.

A note from the family: Please can any condolence cards be sent to 68 Lyon Meade, Stanmore HA7 1JA. Also, family flowers only. If people wish, they can make a donation to Sparks Charity. A collection plate will be at the back of the church.

St. Colmcilles G.A.C. – 2017 Cúl Camp – Day 1

St. Colmcilles G.A.C. – 2017 Cúl Camp

 

The St. Colmcilles Cúl Camp is underway. Day 1 of the Cúl Camp was a fantastic success and it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves, learning new skills, having fun and making new friends.

The weather was fantastic yesterday so lets hope that it continues to be today. There were plenty of coaches from both the men’s and the ladies’ senior teams down helping out and they helped all the kids to enjoy playing football and ensured that they had a great time.

It’s not too late to come down and join in. The Cúl Camp continues today from 10am to 3pm before it concludes tomorrow afternoon.

 

The dates have been set for this year’s St. Colmcilles Cúl Camps. This is a great opportunity for young kids to experience Gaelic Games, whether they are regular players or are taking part for the first time. It is a great chance to meet new people while taking part in three days of action packed activities with qualified coaches and learning or improving new skills.

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Support

All, following the recent events some of you may have been deeply affected by the sad news. We urge you to talk to fellow club members, family or friends.

St Colmcilles would like to offer our support to all our players, members, supporters, friends and the wider St Albans and GAA communities affected by this tragedy. Please use the contact information on the facebook page or our website, www.stcolmcilles.co.uk if you wish to talk to someone.

Alternatively, you may wish to get in contact with someone privately and impartially. Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire offer support free of charge for those suffering bereavement caused by death.

If you would like to speak to someone there, please use contact details below:
01707 278389
or log on to: https://www.cruse-hertfordshire.org.uk/

Tragic Loss Of Our Friend & Teammate

 

It is with a heavy heart that we have to report the sad news of the passing of a member of the St. Colmcilles family, a player, our teammate, our friend, Joe Deacy.

At 21 years of age, Joe had a bright future ahead of him. He had an amazing energy and a real lust for life. He was a great friend and people were drawn to his character, his humour and outlook on life.

Joe loved playing Gaelic Football and being a part of the senior team here at St. Colmcilles. He had fantastic ability, great pace and was always a threat in front of goal. He has been a key member of the squad in recent years and has been very important to the success that the team has achieved recently.

It is difficult to say goodbye to anyone at any age but when it happens to someone so young it is especially difficult. He will be sorely missed by us all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe’s family and friends at this time.

You will always be remembered by all of us here at the club, your friends and teammates.

Rest in peace Joe.

St. Colmcilles G.A.C. – 2017 Cúl Camp

St. Colmcilles G.A.C. – 2017 Cúl Camp

The dates have been set for this year’s St. Colmcilles Cúl Camps. This is a great opportunity for young kids to experience Gaelic Games, whether they are regular players or are taking part for the first time. It is a great chance to meet new people while taking part in three days of action packed activities with qualified coaches and learning or improving new skills.

 

Please contact Niamh or James on the contact details above.

 

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The Sinners are in the 2017 Glo-Herts Championship Final

The Glo-Herts LGFA Championship Final takes place this Saturday at mid-day in Watford.

The St Colmcilles Ladies Gaelic Football Team take on Claddagh Gaels Lgfc in what promises to be a thrilling game of football. The teams have met twice already this year in tight, highly competitive matches so this should be another great display of ladies football.

Venue: Radlett Road, Watford, WD24 4GR
Time: Saturday 22nd July @ 12pm

Come down and support the Sinners as they look to retain the Kathleen Barrett Championship Cup.

Colmcilles Abú!!