Young Irelands meeting & Round Up


A Young Irelands meeting took place in Gowran Parish Hall last Wednesday night, and it was the first meeting under new Chairman Patrick Farrell.
The various Sub-Committees and Management Teams were almost all finalised for 2024.
The Management Teams are as follows:
Intermediate: Barry Power(Manager), Brian Glynn, James Fitzgerald, Toss Farrell
Junior A: Barry Power (Manager), Liam Walsh, Jonny Dunphy
Minor: Gary Farrell (Manager), Jason Brennan, Joe Langton
U16: Kevin Quinlan(Manager), Gerard Corcoran, Niall Byrne, Martin Farrell
U14: Ciaran Phelan (Manager), Liam Walsh, Seamus Farrell, Tommy Phelan, Dick Carroll.
Meanwhile, it’s not officially confirmed but Christy Delaney has been provisionally named as new Junior F manager having served as selector the last two years.
Full details are to be finalised.

Congratulations to St. Kierans College who qualified for the All-Ireland Senior Colleges Roinn A Final on St. Patricks weekend after they defeated Ardscoil Ris of Limerick 1-19 to 0-14 in the All-Ireland Semi-Final in Bansha on Saturday.
The Kierans lads were always in control and they led 1-11 to 0-7 at half-time, before they maintained their dominance throughout the second-half.
There is a strong Young Irelands presence throughout the St. Kierans squad with Michael Walsh part of the management team, while Jake Byrne, brothers Cian and Ben Phelan, Jim Conlon and Diarmuid Langton are all part of the panel.
St. Kierans College will now play St. Raphaels of Loughrea (Galway) in the All-Ireland decider, after St. Raphaels defeated Nenagh CBS 1-20 to 3-13 in a thrilling contest with the Loughrea School producing a strong second-half performance having trailed 3-8 to 1-8 at half-time.

Both Steffi and Tiffanie Fitzgerald will be in Galway next Saturday in round 3 of the National League next Saturday.
Tiffanie played full-back in the round two victory at home to Clare, while Steffi played a starring role at centre-forward as she scored 0-5 with 0-4 coming from play.
Michael Carey will be involved with the Kilkenny Senior Hurlers in Ennis next Sunday away to Clare, as victory will almost guarantee a home Semi-Final in the National League.

The Young Irelands Minor Football Team played a 0-6 apiece away to St. Martins in the Minor Roinn A Football Championship Semi-Final in Coon on Sunday morning.
A replay will be required as The Gowran Boys will have home advantage.
The winners will play St. Patricks Ballyragget in the County Final after they defeated James Stephens 4-10 to 6-2 in a thrilling Semi-Final.
Meanwhile, the U14s enjoyed two great wins in the League during the week.
They defeated St. Martins 3-10 to 3-4 in Coon on Sunday morning, while last Tuesday they emphatically won 5-8 to 0-1 away to Danesfort.
The Young Ireland Junior Footballers will play Railyard in the Junior Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday afternoon at 2pm with venue to be confirmed.

Last years Young Irelands U-14 Camogie team received their Roinn B and Foila League final medals at a medal presentation in Gowran Park last Sunday night.
Young Irelands and Kilkenny Inter-County Senior Steffi Fitzgerald presented the medals to the girls, and a great night was had by all.

With the extra hour in the evening a month away – Easter Weekend – the Young Irelands Healthy Club will be busy organizing and arranging a host of activities for the months ahead.
Next Monday Evening, March 11th, they will host a Health and Wellness Evening at 7.30pm in Dungarvan Hall.
Among the guest speakers are Kildare Gaelic Footballer Conor Harris.
Also, following on from a meeting they hosted in Dungarvan in November, a new group has been organized for 6-16 years old, particularly for those with special needs and disabilities.
Further details can be got by contacting any member of The Healthy Club Committee.

Every club needs volunteers to help organise the many activities that happen throughout the year.
Helping out with Young Irelands GAA Club is a rewarding activity that connects people, develops skills and helps us to improve our club and therefore the greater community.
With the 2024 season upcoming, The Club are looking for volunteers in the following areas.
Matchdays – be it directing traffic and spectators, collecting money or helping in the shop,
Maintaining the club facilities – playing pitches, walkway, boundary, club rooms and stands etc
Club fundraiser volunteer
First aid
IT skills / Social media
Underage and Juvenile coaching
Healthy club activity
If you’d like to volunteer, you can fill in form at this link
or contact any member of the Young Irelands Committee



Young Irelands meeting & Round Up

YOUNG IRELANDS MEETING A Young Irelands meeting took place in Gowran Parish Hall last Wednesday night, and it was the first meeting under new Chairman Patrick Farrell. The various Sub-Committees

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