Digital Daffodil Day

Today was to have been Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day.

Please text DAFFODIL to 50300 to donate €4 to Irish Cancer Society.
#DigitalDaffodilDay

Irish Cancer Society

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Meet our Under-11 Girls Football Team 2020

Today we are going to introduce you to some of our girls from the Under-11 football team.

Click here to meet our Under-11 Girls….

First up!

Mia Howe- Mia has been playing since she was 6 and looking to follow in her dad Anthony Durney footsteps and win senior championships with Moorefield.

Jessica is one of the newest members to the team having joined after Mini Moores summer camp in 2019 and she is improving week on week.

Faye Durney- Faye Durney has tremendous determination and never say die attitude!

Ella Morrissey- Ella follows in the Hanniffy family tradition of playing for Moorefield taking after her uncles, aunts and brothers.

Ciara Metcalfe- Ciara joined Moorefield in 2019 attending Mini Moores Summer Camp with her friends and been a keen player ever since.

Katie Williams- One half of the Williams twins on our wonderful U-11s ladies team . Katie works hard at training and is improving week by week.

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** Covid19 **

** COVID-19 Update **

All sporting events in Ireland have been cancelled until at least Sunday 19th April.

A reminder to members to please adhere to the social distancing guidelines.

Let’s pull together by keeping apart #ItsInOurHands

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Skills Challenge

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Well done to our Mighty Moores who are using their time off from school wisely and continuing to improve their skills.

Remember to limit the time that our children are mixing with others!


Calling our Underage Footballers!

To help you stay active over the coming weeks we are setting you a skills challenge that you can complete in your back garden. Show us how you are getting on by posting your pictures or videos below. You can also tag us in your stories.

Day 1: First up we want to see your spectacular solo’s.

Complete 40 on your weaker foot, 50 on your strong foot.

Day 2: It’s time for a new Skills Challenge. Big thank you to Jamie and Charlie for helping to demonstrate today’s skill.-15 high catches in row, extend arms fully over your head to catch the ball
– Your feet must leave the ground while completing catch
– Ensure ball is pulled into your tummy.

Day 3: Today we are focusing on your kicking and target practice. We are also mixing things up a bit by taking you from your back garden, to your driveways or another open space. Who can kick a ball into their car boot?

Day 4: Thank you to Tom Kinsella for demonstrating today’s challenge. How many times can you hit the crossbar? If you don’t have access to a set of goals mark a target on a wall and aim for that instead.

Day 5/ Mother’s Day: We have an extra special Skills Challenge for you today. To celebrate our wonderful Moorefield mammies we’re asking you to head to the garden and see how many hand passes you and your mother can complete in 60 seconds. Make sure you let us know how you get on as the pair with the most hand passes will win a €20 voucher for the club shop.

Day 6: Today we are asking you to get creative and set up your own obstacle course. Send us in the details including pictures of your course and we will pick one as a future challenge.

Day 7: Hang a Jersey from any of the following and hit it: tree, washing line, gate, fence, wall, goalposts.

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World Down Syndrome Day 2020

* Celebrating World Down Syndrome Week! *

Yesterday was selected as world Down Syndrome Day. The date itself was selected for very clever reasons; it is held on the 21st day of the 3rd month, which is a hat-tip to the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome which leads to Down Syndrome.

It’s not too late to raise awareness for Down Syndrome. Wearing odd socks is the chosen strategy.

Pictured here is the beautiful Evie who is proudly supporting Moorefield GAA.

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Happy Mother’s Day

Lá na Máithreacha sona duit.

 

Wishing all our wonderful Moorefield mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day, have a great day.

Thank you to all the families who joined in our Mother‘s Day Skills Challenge. Due to the number of entries we have decided to give a prize to both the highest scoring boy and girl.

We are delighted to announce our winners as:

Underage Girls: Shona Naughton
Underage Boys: Cian Potts
Ladies: Erica Aungier.

Congratulations to all.

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Alternative Mini Moores Training

It has been a long established fact that nothing stops our Mini Moores.

While we all pull together to “flatten the curve” the traditional Mini Moores training at 11am on a Saturday in Moorefield is suspended. However, on Saturday 21st March our Mini Moores from U6 to U11 took to their back gardens at 11am to follow the instructive videos of the Mini Moores mentors.

From recreating the check in desk to the rousing cheer of “Moorefield” at the end of training our Mini Moores had a fun filled morning.

Many thanks to our Mentors and their families for putting the videos together.

The Mini Moores will train again next Saturday morning at 11am in their gardens. If you would like to join the Mini Moores please contact mfprounderage@gmail.com.

 

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** Club Lotto Update ** €15,000 Jackpot

Our club lotto is currently suspended. Anyone who has purchased an online ticket will have this credit put on hold until the next draw. Online tickets can still be purchased for when we are back in action. We will review things after the 29th of March and provide a further update. Many thanks for your continued support & patience.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Celebrating in a non traditional way…
well done to Dave and his Mighty Moores Síomha & Eirnin for keeping spirits high. They put smiles on many faces over the walls and got lots of beeps from passers by. That’s Moorefield Spirit!

We may not have had a traditional parade, however we invited our members to join us in the #MooresVirtualParade. Thank you to everyone for sharing your day with us! Check out how we got on….

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Official Registration of Moorefield Club in 1888

On St Patrick’s Day 1888, under the heading MOOREFIELD CLUB, the Leinster Leader records that: At a general meeting of the above club, it was proposed by Mr J Callaghan, seconded by Mr Langton, and passed unanimously – “That the club be called the J J O’Kellys Moorefield Gaelic Athletic Club, and that the colours be magenta and green”.

Kildare County Championship Entries

On 4 February 1888 the paper noted that the Kildare County Committee recorded that “The following branches having forwarded fees were affiliated – Kildare, Sallins, Rathangan, Allen, Hazelhatch, Eadestown, Mountrice and Moorefield”. The fee was ten shillings and the first Kildare championships were fixed for 25 March. The following 12 clubs played in the inaugural county championship: Maynooth, Newbridge, Clane, Hazelhatch, Monasterevan, Straffan, Moorefield, Milltown and Rathbride, Mountrice, Athy, Kilcock and Naas.

1888 Championship

Moorefield played in the very first Kildare football championship on 1 April 1888: watch this space for a report on that match and follow Moorefield’s progress.

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