Weekly Notes 05.12.2021   07/12/2021

Reeling in the year – remembering 2021

The second installment of our reeling in the year feature will close out quarter one from 2021. During early 2021 we had the continuation of our Watergrasshill & Glenville Community help group. This group was formed at the beginning of the pandemic, when cocooning for our elderly & most vulnerable in our community was in place. This meant that basic tasks such as prescription collection, groceries or just a simple conversation with a neighbour were more difficult. A group of dedicated volunteers came together in mid-2020 to organize a confidential help line where anyone in our community could reach out and ask for support, no matter how large or small the ask, a friendly reception and strictest confidence was assured. Given the volume of calls received from mid-2020 until May 2021, it was clear that the service provided was of huge benefit to some in our community who found the lockdown particularly difficult.

January 2021 also saw a great community response to an appeal from local man Derry Desmond for used sports equipment in support of his Kenyan based charity Le Chéile Africa. Based in Solai Nakuru County in Kenya, Le Chéile Africa is an organization that aims to build healthier lives by enhancing the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families & communities. The charity focuses on health and improving quality of life for people with disabilities. Watergrasshill United, Watergrasshill GAA and Glenville GAA came together to donate used sport equipment and once again the community responded with a massive donation of hurleys, helmets, sliotars, footballs and trainers. In thanking the people of Watergrasshill & Glenville Derry remarked “The generosity of our community in Ireland is giving the Children of Solai the opportunity to dream and play like kids in Ireland. It’s giving them the chance to learn through the power of sport and helping leave everyday struggles behind, even if only for a few hours a week”. Well done to everyone who donated and gave something back to those less fortunate than us.

Finally, March saw a fantastic opportunity for Glenville man John Halbert Snr. being appointed to the Central Competitions Control Committee in Croke Park. John who an outstanding player in his day, and while giving years of unbroken service to coaching teams has also administered at every level including Chairperson. John continues to give outstanding service to his beloved Glenville. No doubt this committee in Croke Park which deals with all Intercounty fixtures and disciplinary issues is  all the better with the inclusion and experience that John brings.



There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot this week. Numbers drawn were 7, 18, 23 & 26. Lucky dip winners are Martina O’Brien, Batt Sheehan, Dean Roche & Marie O’Neill. Congrats to you all. Next week's jackpot is a fantastic €11,000 and draw will take place Monday 13th December. Tickets are on sale in some of the village businesses, like The Hut Bar, The Fir Tree, 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.


Bumper Christmas Raffle

This year we are delighted to announce the return of our Watergrasshill GAA Christmas Raffle. Top prize this year is two tickets to a Premier league match including flights and accommodation. We have 15 other prizes on offer including €500 cash, €250 hotel voucher and many more fantastic prizes, with more being added every week. Tickets are just €10 and are available from any club member or just reach out through any of our social media platforms. These would make a great Christmas stocking filler and remember, if you’re not in, you can’t win. Sincere thanks to all of our supporters and local businesses who have sponsored prizes for the raffle - your support is greatly appreciated.


Club Shop

              Now is the time to ensure that you beat the Christmas rush by using our on-line shop. We have partnered with O’Neill’s sportwear to provide an on-line shop for all of our club merchandise and training apparel. Club crested clothing is available to buy, from shorts to jerseys to training tops and tracksuit bottoms, for adults and juveniles in various sizes. The on-line shop is available at or through the “SHOP NOW” button on our Facebook page.



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