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Club Notes 1st March 2021

Club Notes 1st March

All Weather Astro Facility
Crecora Manister GAA Club has now formally submitted its application for grant funding under the Governments Sports Capital Scheme towards the provision of an All Weather Astro Faciliy at the GAA pitch.

This facility, located at the hurling wall, is the width of the hurling wall, ie 24.6m, and is 55m long. It will be fenced and with flood lighting and will be a huge adition to the club if approved for grant funding. Please note, however, that a  decision on funding will not be announced until late 2021.

Thanks to all those in the GAA and Camogie Clubs who worked so hard in preparing and submitting the Sports Capital Grant application. A big thank you also to all those club members, along with some businesses, who contributed funds in recent weeks to support the “own funding” element of our application. While fundraising efforts will continue, the funds raised at the time of application will ensure that our application has a “fighting chance” when it comes to the decision making process later in the year.

Community Walking Track
Subject to Covid restrictions, it is hoped that work will commence in April on the Community Walking Track at Crecora Manister GAA pitch. This will be a great resource available to all in the GAA and Camogie Clubs as well as the local community.

You can support the fundraising efforts for the Astro Facility and Community Walking Track by sending a cheque payable to Crecora Manister Development Fund, to Pat Byrnes or Mark Leahy, or by lodging direct to the Development Fund Account with Bank of Ireland: IBAN IE26 BOFI 904499 47496971

1st Club Draw 2021

CLUB Draw 2021 – Requesting your Support

It is that time of the year again as representatives from our Club ask for your support by joining the 2021 CLUB Limerick Draw.

We thank you for the great support you gave this fundraising initiative last year.

In the coming weeks our Club representatives will make contact with our supporters by phone or by dropping in our brochure to your houses.

For only €10, be in with a chance of winning a top prize of €10,000; PLUS 29 additional cash prizes each month!

You’ll also get the chance to win an exclusive STAR PRIZE each month.  In March be in with a chance of winning Apple iPad (8th Generation) 128 GB.

The first draw of the 2021 CLUB Limerick Draw will take place on  Saturday 27th March during the Limerick Live 95 Sports Program.  All other draws will take place on the last Saturday of each month.

CLUB Draw Brochure 2021

Launch of Facility Development

Club Development Plan-Suggested Contribution Request

Club Development Plan-Suggested Contribution Request

Fundraising efforts continue to enable the provision of the Community Walking Track at Crecora Manister GAA Pitch.

In addition, the Sports Capital Grant scheme deadline for applications is the 1st March next and the clubs intention is to apply for grant aid towards a large, enclosed and lighted Astro Pitch All Weather Facility located at the hurling wall at Crecora Manister GAA pitch.

Such a project will require the Club to demonstrate, as part of the grant application process, the level of “own funding” that can be put towards the project to ensure its delivery, so the importance of the Club generating funding for the project is therefore crucial to the application process. While grant funding is vital, we estimate that we also need to raise at least €60,000 locally to complete these projects.

The Clubs are suggesting a contribution of €300 from each GAA and Camogie Club family, which would enable us to complete the proposed Walkway, and the Astro Pitch if grant aid is approved for this project. We understand that it will not be financially possible for every family to contribute €300 and stress that this is a suggested amount only.

The GAA Club was also successful in obtaining a Certificate of Approval from Revenue in recent weeks whereby the club can claim Tax relief on any individual donations made in excess of €250 to the project. The Tax relief is at a rate of 31% on the donation amount and a form will need to be completed by the individual in order for the club to avail of the Tax refund.

In order to give our Sports Capital Grant application the best chance of success, we are asking Club families for their contribution before Friday 19th February 2021.

Please note that ALL funds raised will be used for improvements to facilities at the pitch for use by GAA and Camogie Clubs, and funds generated will not be used for any other purpose.

To contribute, please lodge directly to our Development Fund Account with Bank of Ireland:

IBAN: IE26 BOFI 9044 9947 4969 71

Alternatively, send a cheque, payable to “Crecora Manister Development Fund”, to either Pat Byrnes, Ronan MacMahon or to Mark Leahy, Chairperson of Crecora Manister Strategic Development Committee (087-2941627) or any member of the Club Executives.

You can also contribute online at:

https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Crecora_Manister_Development_Fund

Click on the image below to view the Facility Development Plan:

Club Notes 1 Feb 2021

Club Notes 1st February

Condolences
This week the club would like to express its condolences to the Fitzgerald family on the passing of John Fitzgerald, late of Lantern Hill, Skehanagh, Crecora and formerly of Caher Road, Mungret.

John was heavily involved in Crecora Manister GAA Club for over four decades, from captaining our hurling team in the eighties to presiding as Club Secretary in the nineties, John also stayed involved with coaching and the committee subsequently.

John’s sons Mark & Simon both played with the club and his daughter Kelly lined out with Crecora Camogie Club. Our deepest sympathies to his wife Eileen, his children Mark, Simon and Kelly, and his extended family and friends.

CLUB Limerick Draw Winner
Congratulations to Pádraig O’Connor, winner of €250 in the final draw of the 2020 CLUB Limerick Draw. It is great to finish the last draw of the season with a winner from the club.

Click here for a full list of the Winners: 10th CLUB Limerick Draw Results – 2020

Thanks to everyone who supported throughout the year. With 50% of the entrant fee going back to our club, this is a vital fundraiser for the running of the club. The first draw of the 2021 CLUB Limerick Draw is scheduled for 27th March.

Club Facility Development Plan:
Following the welcome announcement of Leader grant funding from West Limerick Resources, totalling €36,295.59 towards the Community Walking Track, the focus now turns towards the preparation of a grant application under the Sports Capital Programme.

The Sports Capital Grant scheme was announced by the Government before Christmas, and the deadline for applications is the 1st of March next. Our club’s intention is to apply for grant aid towards a significant project at Crecora Manister GAA pitch, which will benefit all our GAA and Camogie players and families.

Such a project will require us to demonstrate, as part of the grant application process, the level of “own funding” that can be put towards the project to ensure its delivery, so the importance of the Club generating funding for the project is therefore crucial to the application process.

Please support our fundraising efforts either by sending a cheque, payable to Crecora Manister Development Fund, to Pat Byrnes or Mark Leahy, or by lodging directly to our Development Fund Account with Bank of Ireland:
IBAN: IE26 BOFI 9044 9947 4969 71,
or you can do so online at:
https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Crecora_Manister_Development_Fund

RTÉ Sports Awards
Congratulations to the Limerick Senior Hurling Team and John Kiely on being named the RTÉ Sport Team of the Year and Manager of the Year respectively capping off a fantastic year for the county team. Congratulations also to Ardpatrick’s Oisín O’Callaghan who won the RTÉ Young Sportsperson of the Year on the back of his World Junior Downhill Mountain Bike win. A great night for Limerick taking 3 of the 4 awards on offer.

Club Membership
You can now pay your annual club membership of €40 online via KlubFunder. This year there is an early bird rate of €40 if you pay before 1st Marchand this increases to €55 thereafter.  https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Crecora%20Manister%20GAA/Membership#