Breaffy GAA Club is pleased to announce the appointment of a management team for the senior football squad for a period of three years. The team consists of Konrad Coghill, Cliff Sheridan, Eugene Caulfield, Gerry Jennings and Barry Jordan. The Club wishes all managers and players every enjoyment and much success for the years ahead.
Breaffy GAA Club has once again registered for ‘Ireland Lights Up’ and is encouraging the communities of Breaffy and Ballyheane to get out and get active with us on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 7-9pm. The club’s two pitches will be lit up as part of the GAA’s popular walking initiative in partnership with RTE’s Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking.
From Wednesday January 12 until March 2 Breaffy pitch will be flood lit on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm while it will be Ballyheane’s turn on Tuesday nights at the same time.
Breaffy GAA Club has also signed up for the Irish Life GAA Health Clubs Steps Challenge via the MyLIfe App.
The MyLife Every Step Counts Challenge is encouraging clubs and their members to collectively walk 4,000 kilometres which is approximately the distance around Ireland. The challenge will commence on January 12 and run for five weeks until midnight on February 16. The challenge will be split across the four provinces with each club that reaches the target included in a prize draw.
To participate simply download the MyLife app and sign up for the challenge under the social link on the app.
Get your walking shoes on and come and join us in Breaffy and Ballyheane on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from January 12 to March 2 in partnership with Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking.
Breaffy GAA Club Chairman Gerry Bourke, The Chairman of the 5 Year Strategic Development plan Seamus Tuohy along with Breaffy Club Secretary Celia Rattigan, Club Treasurer Michael Callaghan & committee member Pat Gallagher, today, ( Sunday ) launched the Breaffy GAA Club 5 Year Strategic Development Plan 2022 – 2026.
Speaking at the launch today, Breaffy Clubman & Chairman of the 5 Year Strategic Development Plan group Seamus Tuohy said;
I am delighted to be here today to launch our exciting 5 Year Strategic Development Plan for Breaffy GAA Club. This plan is a culmination of months of research & is one of the most exciting and progressive events in the club’s history. The core purpose of the plan is to increase participation & to enhance the lives of its members, supporters and the wider community.
It will build on the club’s strengths and deal with potential challenges in a positive manner.
Seamus stated; This plan is being launched against the backdrop of a global pandemic. It is important that we acknowledge the impact Covid 19 has had on clubs all over the county, however it is equally important for clubs to adapt to this situation and work to overcome the challenges it brings.
Breaffy GAA Club Chairman Gerry Bourke said:
It is with great pride that we introduce this comprehensive plan to Breaffy GAA members and the wider community.
The objectives of the plan are to provide a comprehensive roadmap of activities, football and social facilities within a safe and welcoming environment for all ages to partake and enjoy.
What is particularly impressive is that while we have been living through this pandemic the committee under the leadership of Seamus Tuohy had the determination & perseverance to complete this brilliant document.
Breaffy GAA Executive joined with Seamus in thanking the following people for their enormous contribution to the plan.
Club Structure Celia Rattigan & Thomas Connaughton
Coaching Padraic Costello
Communications/PR Colm Gannon
Development & Facilities Albert Dravins & Brian Ruane
Finance Pat Gallagher & Martin Clarke
Ita Rumley liaised with the ladies Club in all 5 areas of the plan.
Breaffy GAA has been playing its own important and central role in Breaffy since its formation in 1953, creating numerous memories and placing itself at the heart of the community.
This document adds to this, it brings with it a sense of goodwill, renewed optimism as well as continuing to build on community solidarity.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone involved in bringing this plan to actualisation.
Breaffy GAA are pleased to announce the launch of the Club Breaffy Development Draw which will have a minimum monthly prize of €1,000.
Since 1953 Breaffy GAA has been at the heart of sporting life in the area. The club has ambitious new development plans which include a new gym, floodlights and upgrading the clubhouse with other exciting initiatives to follow. This investment will ensure that our teams of all age groups continue to have access to top class coaching and facilities.
The first draw will be on Friday August 27th and will see two lucky winners each receive a €1,000 prize.
All funds raised by the draw will be used exclusively for new developments and investments (separate to existing day to day expenses).
“JOIN TODAY, CHANGE TOMORROW”
You can join by using the link below or talking directly to any of the Club Executive.
There are 3 options for you to support the club (1) Annual entry €100 – 12 monthly draws (2) Direct debit options – €10 per month for 12 monthly draws or (3) Single entry €10 – entry for 1 draw.
Social media plays an ever increasing and important role in the organisation and promotion of our Games. It provides an engaging forum through which the GAA community can connect. The GAA Social Media Policy and Guidelines have been developed to inform our community about using social media so people feel enabled to participate, while being mindful of the standards expected by the GAA and other entities such as the Data Protection Commissioner.
The contents provide practical guidance to allow all parties to benefit from the use of social media and to have fun online, while minimising potential risks and protecting everyone involved. It also gives practical guidelines and advice for Clubs and Counties on social media channels, illustrating many specific related risks and provides solutions. It is important to recognise that each person is individually responsible for what they post online. The information that follows is designed to provide guidance to GAA Units and members on how to communicate appropriately and lawfully online. The GAA does not accept responsibility for the online activities of individual members or GAA Units.
Find out more HERE GAA-Social-Media-Guidelines_2020
Breaffy GAA is happy to report we are now a smoke and vape free club !
Smoking or vaping are not permitted anywhere within our club grounds or carparks
Our smoke and vape free launch was held at Breaffy pitch with the help of some of our Under 9 team and their coaches. Thank you to everyone who was involved in helping our club reach this wonderful goal. #healthyclub #gaacommunity
Breaffy GAA Club will endeavour to create a positive and encouraging atmosphere for all its members.
Winning or striving to win is essential for enjoyable competition but must not be seen as an end in itself.
Each individual should show respect and understanding towards each other and conduct themselves in a
manner that reflects the principles and the sportsmanship of Breaffy GAA Club.
This Code of Behaviour is essential for the safety, welfare and enjoyment of all club members. It must be
adhered to protect the players, managers, mentors and club officers. Any breach of this code of practice
will be taken seriously and will be fully investigated in an appropriate manner.
Chairman: Gerard Bourke
Secretary: Celia Rattigan
Treasurer: Michael Callaghan
Coaching Officer: John Fahey
BNN Chairman: Bernard Murray
BNN Secretary: Caroline Costello
See the full Code of best practice 2021 to 2024 HERE.
Don’t miss your chance to win with the Breaffy GAA Cheltenham Tipster Competition! Pick your 7 horses each day and join in the fun of the four day Cheltenham festival (16th March to 19th March). The winning horse for each race get 10 points, 5 points for 2nd place, 3rd place 3 points and fourth place 1 point. Double points for the feature race winner each day. The winner is the person who has accumulated the most points at the end of the festival. Don’t delay, register now (see below for all information). You will be sent a link to select your horses before each day of racing. Good Luck!
If you have any questions contact Michael (0877987865) or Steve (0879053745).
HOW TO REGISTER
We are giving you 3 options to register and pay your €20 entry fee.
- ONLINE: Signup online using Klubfunder. Just click HERE to register.
- REVOLUT: Contact Steve on 0879053745 to organize payment via Revolut. Once you pay via Revolut you will be registered.
- BANK TRANSFER: Transfer €20 to the Breaffy GAA Bank account. Take a screenshot/picture of your payment and send it to Michael (0877987865) via WhatsApp, along with your full name. Bank IBAN – IE68 BOFI 9037 4464 3959 88
- Pick 7 horses per day over the 4 days, one per race.
- You will be sent a Google form every morning of the races to submit your entries. All you do is select your 7 horses on that form, enter your name and submit the form.
- You will be added to a WhatsApp group in which only the Administrator can write in, where the Google Form for each day will be posted.
- Ensure you enter the exact same name when you sign up (pay the €20) and every day you fill out your entries. (i.e. John Smith)
- Entries must be in before 1pm every day of the races.
- Each correct race winner will be awarded 10 points, 2nd place 5 points, 3rd place 3 points and 4th place 1 point. (Double points for featured race WINNER each day).
- The person with the most points accumulated will win.
- 1st Prize €250. 2nd Prize €150 and 3rd place €100.
- There will also be daily prizes for the highest score on each day.
- An updated league table will be shared every evening here.
- €20 entry fee. This covers the 4 days of the racing festival.
The January edition of the GAA Club Newsletter is now available.
This month’s edition includes important information on
- Membership, Communications, and Data Protection
- Social Media Policy and Guidelines
- Successful Coaching Conference
- ‘Ireland Lights Up’ Walking Initiative
- Leadership Development Conference
Read the full newsletter below: