Club Notes - 201604
An E.G.M. will be held at the clubhouse Thursday April 28th at 8 p.m., to ratify our new constitution. All club members who are entitled to vote at the E.G.M. would have received an email last week with a copy of the proposed new constitution. Sincere thanks to Paul Ryan (chair), Derek McArdle and Paul Tonge for their tireless efforts to deliver on this project.
Following the E.G.M., we propose to appoint 2 sub-groups within the club. The remit of the first sub-group will be to oversee Fundraising/Grants application and sponsorship for the club. The second group will be tasked with investigating and developing a plan regarding Facilities development and strategic planning for the club. A small number of members have already indicated their willingness to become involved and for this we are grateful.
We are a small, proud club, and your expertise may not be in coaching, or team management. However, we know that our members have a multitude of talents/expertise in other areas which could be a huge benefit with assisting in the future development of our club. For all our sakes, but particularly those of our daughters who benefit so significantly from being part of the Foxrock Cabinteely family, please consider becoming involved, rather than leaving everything to the same dedicated core of volunteers within our club.
While our Academy numbers are growing week on week, the future growth of the club is dependent on recruiting and retaining players. Over the past few weeks the club has – in conjunction with our partner schools - embarked on another recruitment drive and this proving to be a huge success. Sincere thanks to all schools for their assistance with this. Pictured below is the display board that was used in Johnstown Girls school. Thanks to Mrs. Caroline Quinn of Principal of Johnstown Girls National School for allowing this to be displayed in the school but particular thanks to David O’Connor who did all the leg-work in getting this set up. By all accounts, the PowerPoint presentation went down a treat with all the girls in Johnstown!
U10 match report
On Saturday 23/04 FoxCab U10s hosted a team from Kilmacud and one from Shankill on a dry and sunny afternoon in Kilbogget Park.
Two teams of 11 represented FoxCab, each playing a very strong and skillful Kilmacud outfit and a determined Shankill team. The matches were played in good spirits and were enjoyed by all with special mention from Shankill regarding FoxCab's blocking skills. The outstanding player of the afternoon was Eavan Bresnan who displayed exceptional skill, determination and stamina in both of her games. Emily Jane Bell made some notable solo runs scoring against the run of play and Thea Green and Lucy Campbell both put on great displays of footballing skill.
Many thanks to all of the parents who helped set up the pitches and collect the gear after the matches.
All-Ireland Basketball success
Congratulations to club U16 player Fiona O'Grady who won the All-Ireland Club Championship Basketball championship in Waterford last weekend with her club, DCU Mercy. The team went unbeaten over the weekend, winning 6 games in total. Fiona’s winning streak is continuing with our own U16 footballers who are now just 1 game away from winning the division 1 league.
Ladies National League Semi-Final
Commiserations to Sinead Goldrick, Niamh Collins, Amy Connolly, Amy Ring, Niamh Ryan the Dublin Ladies senior team who were beaten by Cork in the national league semi-final on Sunday. With the inter-county championship just around the corner, there's no doubt that these 2 teams will meet again.
A reminder to those who have yet to pay their membership, that this needs to be paid before April 30th. Click here to process your registration, or from the club website, click on the Registration menu item on the left hand side and choose your plan and the payment options. For members who may be experiencing financial difficulties please contact our club registrar Niall O'Kelly at email@example.com and your registration will be processed mindful of your circumstances.