Unfortunately we must announce that JC, Gilly and M Rea will not be taking charge of our senior football team for the in-coming season. On behalf of the committee, players and supporters we would like to take this opportunity to thank in particular JC,Gilly and lately M Rea for taking the club on a fantastic journey from Division 3 to division 1 for the first time in our history. The club will be forever indebted to these men and we wish them well in their future tenure..
November 22, 2014
The club have been given an excellent fundraising opportunity by Tesco Crumlin on Saturday 20th December by way of a fundraising door collection. We have been given a full day,from 9am-6pm on the Saturday before Christmas to raise much needed funds for the club. The door collection takes the place of the bag packing previously taken on by groups, but is said to be an equally effective means of raising money for groups.
We need our members and friends to volunteer throughout the day to help out with the collection, If we get 26 people to commit to giving just one hour of their day for the club we would be able to cover the whole day from 9am – 6pm.
If you can help put at any stage of the day please get in touch via message or comment below. Additionally if you know anyone who could give up an hour please let them know and get in touch.
We need a big push from our members and friends for this as it is a massive opportunity for us to raise vital funds for the development and continuing growth of the club.
November 19, 2014
XBOX Nights to return by popular demand- adult volunteers required
In January we will be starting up the highly popular Xbox youth gaming nights at the club for 7-14 year olds on a Friday night. We ran a series of these nights this year between January- April and they proved to be very successful with good numbers attending and all our youngsters having a great time playing pool, Fifa tournaments and Wi games.
Over the next few weeks we are putting together a rota of responsible volunteers who would be willing to help out with these nights by coming along to supervise the children. Once we have a pool of volunteers established we can then break the weeks down into a rota so that the workload can be shared and the number of nights we run can be increased. Simply put, the more volunteers we have, the more Xbox nights the club can run.
So if you think you could spare a few hours to do something worthwhile for your club and your community, by helping out at these nights, please get in touch by sending me a message or commenting below.
November 19, 2014
Lotto result Sunday 16th November 2014
t5, 7, 11, 22
There were no winners of the jackpot on the night.
£15 winner is M Newbury, £10 winner is Sharon Brown. Next week the jackpot is £3000.
Many thanks to all those who support the club through weekly lottos. Tickets are just £1 and are available in the Fiddlers Inn or from any club coach on request.
If you think you could sell lottos please contact Liam Taggart, Luke Sinclair, John Jones or leave a comment below. We are always looking to expand the lotto as it is a key source of income for the running and development of the club.
November 19, 2014
ANTRIM MINOR FOOTBALL TRIALS – Sunday Nov 23rd
The trials for the Antrim minor football panel for 2015 continue with the following players asked to attend in Glenavy on Sunday the 23rd of November.
Gavin Murray Moneyglass
Conor Smyth St Teresas
Andrew Hasson Rasharkin
Owen Marquess Glenravel
Caolan Mullan Glenravel
Ryan McGerr Sean Stinsons
* Michael O’Connell Sean Stinsons
Ciaran Dobbin Tir na nog
Owen Kelly Glenavy
Dan McKavanagh Glenavy
Owen Henry Glenavy
Alex Gallagher Glenavy
Brendan Corr Gort na Mona
Jack Daniels Sarsfields
Cameron Flynn Lamh Dhearg
Conall Lemon All Saints
Corey Beggs St Endas
Gary Donnelly Gort na Mona
Kyle Johnston Cargin
Aodhan Dugan St Teresas
Matt McGuinness St Johns
Ben Rice Lamh Dhearg
Joe Maskey St Endas
Pat Branagan Aghagallon
Eunan Walsh Aghagallon
Conan Lyttle St Endas
Ciaran Thompson St Endas
Anthony Curran St Endas
Michael McNamee St Endas
Gavin McGrath Rossa
Gerard Walsh Rossa
Michael Hopkins St Galls
Cormac Murray Sarsfields
Christopher Gallagher Davitts
Tiernan Duffin Moneyglass
Ryan McGuigan Sean Stinsons
* Pearse Downey Sean Stinsons
Michael Sheridan Aldergrove
Brendan O’Callaghan Aldergrove
Darren McCormick Tir na nog
Aidan O’Donnell Glenravel
Michael Laverty Glenravel
Sean Kelly Moneyglass
Donal Carey Creggan
Ryan Peden St Johns
Niall Crossan Rossa
Paddy Maguire St Galls
Stephen Erskine Eire og
Dan O’Muirigh St Galls
Niall McCann St Teresas
Caomhin Daykin Eire og
Conor King St Brigids
Stephen Seawright O Donnells
Conor Stinton St Galls
Shane Moran St Brigids
Conor Small Creggan
Daniel Martin Tir na nog
Eamon Fyfe Glenravel
Barry McCormick Tir na nog
Matthew Rodgers Creggan
Kevin Small Creggan
Gareth Morgan St Endas
Dominic Mooney St Johns
Odhran Eastwood St Endas
Ciaran Garland St Johns
St Brigids U-16 representatives are also requested to attend.
Players from St Teresas, St Galls, Creggan, Rossa, Cargin, Glenravel, Aghagallon, Cargin, St Brigids, Stinsons, Tir na nog and Rasharkin should arrive at 9.45.
Players from St Johns, Eire og, Lamh Dhearg, O’Donnell’s, Moneyglass, St Endas, Aldergrove, Gort na Mona, Davitts, Sarsfields,Ballymena and St Pauls should arrive at 11.
November 14, 2014
Naomh Seamas play for a place in the Championship semi final this weekend
This Saturday the club’s Under 21s take on St. Enda’s at 2pm at home in the quarter final of the U21 Championship following Gort Na Mona pulling out last week. The club would like to wish the squad and management the best of luck ahead of the game.
We appeal to all our members and associates to come along to watch a quality match while supporting the present and future of your club. It should be a good game and we will be hoping to see a strong turnout of home supporters.
November 13, 2014
Development at the forefront of new winter league for Under 6s, 8s and 10s
Our P1/P2s are playing in a tournament in Andersonstown Leisure Centre this Saturday 10-11am. Any parents who are bringing their children please meet at the Aldergrove clubhouse at 9.20am or in Andersonstown leisure centre at 9.50am. Please contact Jennifer Magee to let her know if you are going. Good luck to the Ogs!
We wish all our children well and hope they have a brilliant day.
November 9, 2014
Naomh Seamas AGM, Sunday 9th Novemeber
The Naomh Seamas AGM took place today in the clubhouse and was attended by a total of 40 members . It was encouraging to see so many members caring enough for their club to come along to have their say on how things are being run in their club. It was also good to see a number of parents, coaches and also to see Senior players in attendance.In the secretary’s report Marty O’Toole highlighted and praised the coaching and playing personnel for a successful year at all football levels, the achievements of our players in county development squads and the positive improvements made by our teams throughout the year on and off the field. The secretary also sincerely thanked all the volunteers,coaches, parents and players who played their part in the club this year and gave them credit for their continued dedication and commitment .
Raising the bar, developing a more holistic approach to club development
One of the main topics of discussion at the AGM was the overall development of the club from the perspective of expanding and widening our intake through an increased drive on recruiting and encouraging the active involvement of additional volunteers to act at the forefront of coaching, administrating, fundraising and the many other roles within the club. A number of members spoke positively about the benefits that have been visible in recent years through the increase in people helping out and voiced their collective belief that for the club to continue growing and developing it would need a larger body of willing volunteers at all levels at the club
Expanding personnel, continuing development
Therefore as the club PRO I am making a plea to all members, associates, friends and supporters of the club to consider becoming actively involved in the club in the coming year, for the following reasons.
The success of our teams this year has been a testament to the commitment shown to our players by the coaches who have worked tirelessly to bring on their players and provide them with the best opportunity to develop, learn and succeed. At present we are in a very strong position as a club, but we must not rest on our laurels and must push everything on in the weeks, months and years to come to give our future generation the club they deserve. As a club we are constantly looking to expand,develop and improve the quality of everything we do at our club. To continue this we need to see an increase in the personnel involved across the club, to ensure those helping out currently do not get over burdened and to provide the increased number of players at all our age groups with the right level of coaching expertise required.
Raising our standards
At Naomh Seamas we want to ensure we are developing all our players to their full potential and as a club unit have been actively taking steps to develop our own coaching strategies and methods. In order to do this and to cater for our continuously increasing numbers of players we need to increase the number of volunteers, helpers, mentors and coaches we have helping at all age groups. If you would like to coach or shadow a coach at any age group please let us know and we can get you welcomed into a group you would be comfortable with. put your name forward as a helping mentor with a view to becoming a club coach, we would be delighted to see new faces or returning faces come along, your help would go a long way and would definitely make a difference to what we want to provide at the club.
We are aware that a lot of our playing members may be unable to commit to a full time coaching role and appreciate that to remain dedicated to their own team they could not commit fully to a coaching role. However what we would really like to see is people giving a hand and putting themselves forward to help out throughout the year. Whether it would be to give an occasional hand at under 6, 8 or 10 training sessions, perhaps to referee at the Go Games matches on a Saturday or Sunday morning, or perhaps helping out with Cul Camp in the summer.
In recent years it has been fantastic to see so many new people becoming involved in the club in so many capacities, and their input has helped massively towards the progress and forward development of the club. It has also been magnificent to see the continued dedication of long standing club coaches and members and as a club we are extremely grateful to the essential role they play.
With the energy and drive of further new helpers we can go even further.
As a club we would like to reach out to all members, friends,associates, supporters and parents to consider becoming involved in our club in some way. We would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone who would be interested in helping out in any way within the club. You will be supported fully in whatever capacity you help out and made to feel welcome,
More than just a club, offering members the whole club experience
There are so many ways you could help out by doing small things which when multiplied will go a long way. As well as becoming involved through helping out with the coaching and mentoring of a team, there are a number of other roles and jobs around the club that we need help with and would be glad of extra help with. This could be becoming involved in the running of club events such as fundraising nights and events, helping out at things like youth club Xbox nights or perhaps getting involved in a social committee to organise more social occasions to help people get to know each other more at all levels of the club. The Xbox nights are hugely poplar with our youngsters and with more people involved we could develop this into a very successful youth club night on a more regular basis for the youth of the club. Things like this help to make being involved with Aldergrove not just about turning up for a training or a match and going home again, but a whole club experience where members can come along to socialize with their friends and make new new friends. On a match day we would like help with people manning the gate, or maybe you think you could help organise a club tuck shop to run on a rota basis with other parents. For all of these roles you don’t have to have a wealth of experience or expertise, you just need to be willing to help out and willing to give something to your club that will make a positive difference to the people of our area,however big or small, that contribution may be.
How can I get involved?
If you would like to find out more about becoming involved in any way please do not hesitate to get in touch with, myself, any club coach or committee member at any time. Alternatively you can send us a message on Facebook, the club website or Twitter page. I would appreciate if you could please pass this information to anyone you think may be able to get involved and give a hand and to anyone who does not have regular access to internet.
Report by Luke Sinclair,
Naomh Seamas PRO
Naomh Seamas is your club and you can make a difference.
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Our teams have gone from strength to strength in recent years. Would you like to be a part of the development of the future of the club?
Our Seniors are in Division 1 and competing at the highest level. Could you help develop the next Fearghal Burke or Andy Flood?
Our club has been involved in a number of cross community coaching projects this year
Cul Camp was a great success with over 100 kids..could you coach at it next year or help organise it?
A number of our players made it into county panels, could you help nurture the stars of tomorrow?
Social events such as the Dinner Dance are examples of how much the club has grown in recent years, with 200 members attending – could you help organise similar events throughout the year?
November 3, 2014
Senior trio Stephen Gorman, Conleth Hendron and Andy Flood with Armagh captain Ciaran McKeever recieving recognition of their place in the Under 21 county development squad and Ronan Hanna for his place in the Antrim Senior panel this year.
Their places on these squads are testament not only to the undoubted levels of ability these young men possess but also a testimony to the relentless determination and hard work these four lads have shown to get them to where they are today. We love to see our players given a chance to play for the county and would hope that the boys will get more opportunities in the coming years, hopefully joined by more of their club mates in time.
The four lads have been an absolute credit to their club this year as Senior footballers and all four will be hoping for more success next weekend when our Under 21s take on Gort Na Mona in the A category of the Under 21 Championship #theythinkitsallover #u21sabu#countyrecognition
November 2, 2014
The 2014 Annual Aldergrove Dinner Dance was a fantastic night once again in the Dunsilly Hotel.
Following on from last year’s sellout dinner dance. there was another massive turnout with all 200 tickets snapped up once again on what was a brilliant night to remember for everyone in the club to remember.
Undoubtedly one of the main highlights was the speech and presentation of a special recognition of dedicated commitment award for club legend Stephen Grumpo Graham, who was delighted to be able to join his Aldergrove family tonight at the dinner dance after what has been a very tough few months for Grumpo and all his family.
It was brilliant to see such a great turnout from all our age groups throughout the club and wonderful to see them all have such a good time.
Well done to the dinner dance committee for organising a very successful and enjoyable night for all.
The club would like to extend their gratitude to Katrina Moore, Martina and Paul McCarthy for organising the club dinner dance this year, your tireless work behind the scenes made it a magnificently well run and thoroughly enjoyable night for all.
The club also thanks Columb Walsh from SW Antrim Gaa andCountyAntrim Post for calling to our dinner dance last night.
The club was very grateful to have the presence of Ciaran McKeever to present the awards. The captain of Armagh, Ciaran igavce up his own time to coach at the Easter Camp in the last two years and spoke on the night of how he thoroughly enjoyed being invited into Aldergrove GAC. An inspiration to all young Gaels.
David Aiken and Jude Mc Peake were more than happy with their respective awards. Two cracking young talents with a superb learning attitude.
Finally the club would like to thank all of you, our members, friends and family for making the effort to come on the night to make it such a success
Big smiles all round for our award winners!
Our underage players set the standard with some slick dance moves!