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Club Eirne are ‘Seeking Sixty’

By Tom Wed 5th Oct

Club Eirne are ‘Seeking Sixty’
Club Eirne are ‘Seeking Sixty’


CLUB ÉIRNE, the fundraising group aligned to the Fermanagh County Committee, is urging a fresh appeal for more new members to assist in their efforts in the weeks and months ahead.

With Fermanagh footballers about to begin another campaign in National League Division Two and the county hurlers looking to push on with their ambitions, Club Éirne are promoting their ‘Seeking Sixty’ push, in order to recruit sixty new members or patrons in time for the county committee Annual General Meeting in mid December.

Club Eirne members and patrons, since its inception 15 years ago; have contributed very generously to the development of the youth and the promotion of Gaelic games in general in the county. This financial commitment continues from recent and long serving members, people living in the county as well as from those living further afield such as the ex-pats in New York who recently contributed very generously to Club Eirne’s efforts. This commitment by many gives Club Eirne renewed vigour and optimism to continue their work. Therefore Club Éirne believes the county final is one of those occasions where the overall health of the game in the county is reflected upon.

This is as good an opportunity as any to launch a fresh appeal for more Club Éirne members, with our ‘Seeking Sixty’ initiative.

“The county final is sixty minutes of sheer effort, toil and, for one team at least, utter bliss at the finish,” explains Club Éirne chairman, Ger Treacy.

“We feel that number represents something significant in the GAA and that’s why we have set ourselves an ambitious, but nonetheless achievable target of gaining sixty new members.

“In three months’ time, the county committee Annual General Meeting will be held and we wish to have achieved that figure

by then, sixty new members or patrons on board. That would add to the 200 that have already signed up.”

He continued, “We feel our work in Club Éirne to date has been rewarding and very essential, in assisting with the development of Gaelic Games in Fermanagh.

“But nothing stays the same for long and other counties have made significant and high-profile appointments in their efforts to get ahead of the pack on the field of play. Therefore we are challenging the Gaels of Fermanagh, whether at home or abroad, to back this new initiative.

“In the coming weeks, two new appointments, principally funded by Club Éirne, will be made. These posts will lead to a more co-ordinated and structured approach to coaching in clubs, academy squads, schools and inter county under age teams in the years ahead. Emphasis on strength and physical conditioning, skills and games coaching and the general development of coaching structures in our county will result following these appointments.

These areas are now essential in the development of successful football and hurling teams and by making these appointments, Fermanagh GAA will be able to implement good practise and introduce new ways of thinking with the coaching structures within our county.

The new Football Development Co-ordinator and the Athletic Development Coach are expected to commence their new roles in mid October.”

To join Club Éirne, please contact Ger Treacy (077 1474 9162 / or Colm Bradley (079 6456 4965) or indeed any members of the Club Éirne Committee via

PICTURED = Left to Right – Ger Treacy (Club Eirne), John McGovern (Derrygonnelly Harps Chairman), Peter McMahon (Erne Gaels Chairman) and Patsy Dolan (Fermanagh County Board Chairman)

Ger Treacy of Club Eirne signs up both Derrygonnelly and Erne Gaels chairmen

Ger Treacy of Club Eirne signs up both Derrygonnelly and Erne Gaels chairmen

By Tom Wed 5th Oct

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