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Club at the Heart of our Community. Patsy Morrissey Newtownshandrum. Newtownshandrum GAA Club. Formed 1896 Won a county championship in every decade since the 1940’s All Ireland Club Champions in 2004 All Ireland Club finalists in 2006 County & Munster Club Champions 2010

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club at the heart of our community

Club at the Heart of our Community

Patsy Morrissey

Newtownshandrum

newtownshandrum gaa club
Newtownshandrum GAA Club
  • Formed 1896
  • Won a county championship in every decade since the 1940’s
  • All Ireland Club Champions in 2004
  • All Ireland Club finalists in 2006
  • County & Munster Club Champions 2010
  • All Ireland Club semi-finalists 2010
community involvement

Community Involvement

How we get everyone involved

youth involvement
Youth Involvement
  • From a playing point of view hurling begins in the National School
  • Ex/senior players have a huge involvement in underage coaching
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Community involvement
  • Everyone rallies around the GAA Club in Newtown
  • Brings people together & instils a sense of community
  • Hurling is at the centre of the community – nothing to compete with hurling on the sports field
involving everyone
Involving everyone
  • Newtown gear available in local shops: everyone proud to show their colours
  • Identity & pride in the local community
what the club gives back to the community
What the Club gives back to the Community

Club house: centre point of the Community

  • ICA meetings
  • Bingo
  • Local Community Group meetings
  • DVD of matches with local commentary
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What the Club gives back to the Community

Other facilities

  • 2 Floodlit pitches & school field
  • Lighted public walkway
  • Hurling alley
  • Specific Community/Club Liaison Officer
club expenses
Club Expenses
  • Huge success over the past 10 years
  • Increased success = increased expenses
  • Full financial backing of the community
  • Membership: €40
difficulties
Difficulties

Like any other club we have our difficulties

  • Arguments at club meetings
  • Members criticising the committee

“who do they think they are”

“there gone too big for there boots”

“ye’ll bankrupt the club”

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Difficulties
  • Some club members are negative about everything
  • Try to stop the Club from advancing
  • But these people will be the first you’ll see stuck in everything on the big days
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Difficulties

Complacency

People take winning for granted

Lower attendance at first round matches because they are expected to win.

overcoming difficulties
Overcoming difficulties
  • “Dirty linen” not washed in public
  • We try to solve our problems behind closed doors
  • Issues discussed and resolved internally
extended community
Extended Community
  • Newtown Community abroad
  • Jersey worn by ex-pats all over the world
  • New York, New Zealand
creating a community without a parish
Creating a Community without a Parish

University of Limerick GAA Club

  • Living proof that a community spirit can be created
  • Open door policy
  • All members working towards a common goal
  • Predominantly voluntary coaches & trainers
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Creating a Community without a Parish
  • 1500 members covering 4 codes – hurling, football, camogie, ladies football
  • Very little funding: all monies raised by members
  • Creating an identity through selling gear – common identity
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Creating a Community without a Parish
  • Team bonds are as tight as with any club
  • Biggest Club in the “Campus Community”
  • Best supported Club in the “Campus Community”