Weekly Notes 02.11.2020   03/11/2020

Thank You

So as we finish up on field activity for 2020, it is once again testament to the incredible work done by so many volunteers, who give up their free time and work tirelessly to provide an outlet for people in our parish to participate and enjoy what Gaelic games has to offer. This year was very different for us all and with the arrival of Covid came great disruption. The focus for the club was very much around the return to play readiness & player/coach safety. In this regard a word of gratitude to players and coaches who worked very hard with the club to ensure we got teams back to action mid-2020. We would also like to express a special word of thanks to the Covid Supervisors who stepped up this year. This was a combination of coaches and parents who took on the very important responsibility for contact tracing through attendance taking, ensuring health questionnaires were complete and sanitation of hands and equipment was done before and after every team activity. We would also like to thank the parents of Juvenile players who supported the asks put before them and supported the club and the return to play in this regard.We look forward with great positivity to what the future holds for Watergrasshill GAA Club, and once again want to sincerely thank, the members who give up so much of their spare time every week supporting the club and its member’s needs. 


There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot this week. Numbers drawn were 9, 13, 14 & 19. €20 lucky dip winners are Bridget Cronin, Liz & Peter Riordan, Denis Buttimer & Margart O Connor . Congrats to you all. Next week's jackpot is a cool €5,300 and draw will take place Monday 11th October. Tickets are now once again on sale in some of the village businesses,  like Centra & Johnny's Shop. Tickets can also be purchased on-line via our club website ( The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members and supporters of the Watergrasshill GAA Club Lotto. The Club Lotto is a vital source of income for the running of all our teams within the Club and for future development of our facilities, so we ask you to please support it if you are in a position to do so. Remember, if you’re not in you can’t win.



It will soon be that time of year when the Club AGM comes around. Given the current situation, it is highly unlikely that we will be able to host a physical AGM this year, therefore, in keeping with Croke Park guidelines, we will host an “incorporeal” AGM on Sunday 29th November at 2.30pm. So, what does this mean? Each member will receive an email, containing the various reports from the year and any questions or queries are to be sent to the Secretary within a week of this date. The Executive will then have a two-week period to respond. The guidance from Croke Park is, where possible, current Club Officers hold their positions for a further 12 months. We will however accept nominations for Officers for 2021, from members, should there be any you wish to make. The Club appreciates this is unprecedented, we do however have to take the safety of all members into account and act in accordance with the guidance from Croke Park. More information will be sent to Club members in due course. 

Calling on The Hill Diaspora

Have you family or friends who once upon a time played GAA in the Hill but now live in some far-flung corner of the world, like Australia or Leitrim? If you know of someone I’d love to get in touch (you can direct message through the club FaceBook page or drop me an e-mail to ) to hear their story (if you don't mind sharing) and maybe bring them back closer to family and friends still living here in Watergrasshill. 

Throwback Thursday

GAA summer camp in Watergrasshill, summer 2002, recognise anyone?



Club Lotto