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25 February 2018
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Sports round-up

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St. Mary’s Cards

1st John Garde
2nd Michael Stratford
3rd Prim Dempsey
4th Cormac Gordon



Results: Monday 19th February 2018

1st: Betty Fitzpatrick & Mary Quinn
2nd: Joy Campbell & Carmel Doocey
3rd. Marguerite Cunningham & Jacinta McKelvey

1st: Shelia Fallon & Eileen Lynch
2nd: Rosemary Deacon & Eileen Pentz
3rd.Trish Walsh & Dympna Moynihan



Winter League Final
We are now down to the final week of our Winter League. The two teams contesting the final are Sevies Sockets and The Diggers. According to all reports it will be a close encounter and you would be a brave person to call the winner. Both teams have great form coming into the final so best wishes to both. Do come along and support the teams and join us for our usual food and good banter after our presentation.

The final will commence at 11am on Sunday morning.

The ladies had three scalps last week. Evelyn O’Gorman beating Tony McDonnell, Catherine Leonard beating David Lee and Linda Thompson beating Ted Flynn.

May we once again thank our sponsors of the Winter League - Halpenny Golf - for their continuous support to our Club.

- Thursday Night 8pm – Games, Bingo, etc. This is a fun night and all are welcome – so why not come along and join in the fun.

- Saturday practice at 1pm weather permitting.

Dates for your Diary
a) Ladies day outing is Saturday 10th March
b) Our Drive In is Saturday 17th March

Membership Fee
Please note that your annual membership fee is now due and can be paid to any committee member

Wishing you Well
The committee and members would like to send every good wish to Paddy Croke (Snr).

New Members Welcome – Adult and Juveniles
Our Club is now open for membership. If you would like to join our Club please contact the Secretary in writing and we will be in touch with the relevant details by return. You can join as a family or individual or indeed you are more than welcome to call into the Club House and ask for any committee member who will be only too willing to discuss your enquiry – best time to call is at the weekend.



After a long break due to a computer issue we are happy to say that the Newsletter is now back up and running for the New Season.

Firstly, a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the first Esker Celtic Lucan 5km which turned out to be an enjoyable day.

Secondly, as the new season commences Esker Celtic would like to express a big THANK YOU to all our fantastic sponsors. Your continued support is very much appreciated.

Player Registration 2018 Season
Don’t forget that the MyClubFinances page is up and running. When registering a player please ensure you select (a) Juvenile Membership and (b) the appropriate Managers Name.

Esker Celtic Academy are looking to arrange some 5 v 5 twin matches for our 2011 Academy Teams in the coming weeks. If interested, contact Garrett on 087-4007293.

Esker Celtic U8 Sunday squad requires an assistant coach. If interested, call Adam on 086-2616840.

Esker Celtic U9 Red Sunday are looking for 1 player of similar playing level to join our established talented squad for the 2018 Season. If interested, please contact Dave Mullen 087-9766771

Esker Celtic U10 Saturday Team are looking for a Manager to work with a very talented bunch of players. If interested, please contact Garrett on 087-4007293

For all queries on joining the club please contact the appropriate number by text only.
Academy - 2011 + 2012 - Garrett 085-8888042
Under 7(2010) - Under 12(2005) - Peter 085-8888004
Under 13(2004) - Under 18(1999) - Vanessa 085-8888042

To all Managers, Coaches, Parents & Players of Esker Celtic, we would like to remind you of some very simple match day rules:
1. All Managers/Coaches should familiarise themselves with home fixtures especially those who are sharing the same pitch as you before or after your team’s game.
2. First team on the fixture list sets up corner flags and goals.
3. Last team on fixture list returns corner flags and goals.
4. If your child is part of the team your help is very much required......Don't just walk off and leave everything to the coach/manager.
5. The Club is run by volunteers so dig deep and lend a helping hand on match day please......and always put your litter in the bin.

Winter Training Programme Notice to all Parents, Managers, Coaches
As we enter the winter training programme we would encourage parents/guardians of the younger players to stay at or around the training location for the one-hour period.
Please be advised not to leave valuables on show in the car at the various locations.

Goalkeeper Training
Monday evening in the SDFL.
Under 8's-11's - 6pm-7pm
Under 12's-18's - 7pm-8pm

Clubhouse Sports Shop
Now available to order from the Clubhouse Esker hats and scarves. Great for parents and supporters standing on the side-line supporting our superstars. We also offer a wide variety of affordable club merchandise from match day shorts & socks to quality training gear. A customisation service is also available. All enquiries should be made through the Clubhouse at the weekends

We are on Instagram, give us a follow on @esker_celtic

Esker Celtic Academy every Saturday in Hermitage Park from 1pm to 2.30pm. We have limited spaces left for 2012 age group. If you haven’t booked your spot and to avoid disappointment, please contact us via text 085-8888042 with your child’s full name and date of birth.

To All Coaches/Managers within the Club If you fancy coaching at our Academy this season, please contact Garrett on 085 8888042. We can never have too many coaches for our future stars!!!