*Weekly Club Message
Week 24th June 2024*

Best of luck to our Under 16 team in the Premier 1 Camogie League Final tomorrow. Throw in 7:30pm at Castleroad. Please show your support!!!
Well done to our Junior B Footballers on their win today against St. Finbarrs 4.13 to 3.06, this win puts our Bs in the league final. Date TBC. Keep an eye on our social media accounts.

1. Fixtures & Results
Reminder fixtures, results, league tables are now available on our website this link https://douglasgaa.com/fixtures-results/

2. Keys are constantly going missing or getting broken, and replacement comes at quite a cost.If you have keys to gates or doors in the club that you don’t use anymore please drop them back labelled, to the post-box in the bar.

3. Summer BBQ
We are excited to host a SUMMER BBQ for players, mentors and volunteers to show our appreciation for our volunteer’s hard work and contributions! Please join us on Saturday 29th of June for a Complimentary BBQ 6-8pm! Followed by Golf Classic prize giving and music! (Link to follow to gauge numbers for BBQ).

4. Umpire Training:
Cork GAA Referees Committee will be hosting Umpire training for new and existing umpires on Wednesday June 26th at 7pm in Supervalu Páirc Uí Chaoimh.https://gaacork.ie/2024/06/17/umpire-training/
For more information, please email refereerecruitment.cork@gaa.ie

5. Douglas Golf Classic:
If you are working why not go out between 4-6pm and still get in before dark. 27th & 28th of June at Douglas Golf Club. BOOKING LINK: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hrxFrNSvpUKfwz6H4bd_zk-7hodAxj9NqzdMkw_IxaFUNTNGR1lOUzU4TVYzWUk1Uk1DVVNTODk3Si4u

6. Student Golf Classic
This year we are running a Student Golf Competition as part of the Golf Classic. This will be available to 14+ age secondary and college students at off peak times 8-9am on both days. The charge is €100 per team of To book a tee time follow this link https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hrxFrNSvpUKfwz6H4bd_zk-7hodAxj9NqzdMkw_IxaFUODNTSjFHUUVaNkNEMURITUhPTTY1UkxaNS4u

7. BOOKING RE-OPENED FOR SUMMER CAMPS We still have spaces available for our 5 Summer Camps at the link below . Anyone who books from now on is not guaranteed jersey prior to camps!!!

8.Kevin Mulcahy, Head of Athletic Development
Kevin met with coaches, parents and board members to initiate a discussion and plan going forward on the Athletic Development of underage playing members in Douglas GAA.
He will take some full sessions with teams periodically but also is to assist coaches and teams on an ongoing supportive basis. Attending sessions to help structure warm ups and other athletic development elements to empower the coaches to support the players on going as well.

Kevin answered questions and a long interesting discussion emerged around player preparation and load.
The discussion led to Kevin detailing how many “events” young players should have a week and at different times of the season.
This will be a crucial part of Kevin’s role from the research and sports science point of view to try and support the club and coaches to in turn provide best practice for the players. The short term commitment is to support teams and coaches during the summer in their preparation for championship and then to re-assess near seasons end how Douglas and Kevin can support transition between seasons, work with players and coaches on load and prepare for the following season.

As part of the contra deal Kevin is taking use of the Douglas GAA Gym for pocketed periods of the week and will be offering Group PT and other Health & Fitness services in the very near future.

Reminder Pitch Based Athletic Development
Aimed at 14-18 year olds.
Boys 3-4pm Pitch 1
Girls 4-5pm Pitch 1
Every Friday for the foreseeable future.

9. All Ireland Semi Final: The club will get a small allocation of All Ireland hurling semi final tickets. Any club member interested in these should keep a close eye on our social media in the coming day or two for more information.

By bmconsultingcork Sun 23rd Jun