All the action from Mini Moores Summer Camp 2020

The 2020 Mini Moores Summer Camp kicked off on the 4th August. With boys & girls from 5 – 15 this is our biggest camp yet.

Our grounds have been put to good use over the week with all 4 of our pitches in use.

Despite a wet start to Day 2 the sun shone as we had our now traditional visit from the ice cream van.

On Day 3 we were joined by S&C coach Stephen Eustace who kept everyone on their toes with some fun filled mobility sessions.

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Captains 2020

Congratulations to Dearbháil Kelly who has been named Captain of the Senior Ladies Football team & to Amber Masterson who has been named as Vice-Captain.

Best of luck to Dearbháil, Amber, the team & management in their 2020 campaign #Moores2020

Senior Ladies Football Captain and Vice-Captain

 

Congratulations to Kevin Murnaghan who has been named Captain of the Senior Football team & to Éanna O’Connor who has been named as Vice-Captain.

Two great leaders on & off the pitch. Best of luck to Kevin, Éanna, the team & management in their 2020 campaign #Moores2020

Senior Football Captain and Vice-Captain

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Moorefield Tribute to Jim McDermott

Moorefield Tribute to Jim McDermott

8.10.1935 – 21.7. 2020

The passing of Jim McDermott at his Páirc Mhuire home in the early hours of Tuesday 21 July breaks one of the few remaining links in the chain of that great history-making Moorefield team of the late 1950s and early ‘60s which brought great honour to the club; Jim was a central figure in the achievements which set the standard for all future Moorefield teams to emulate.

The club history records that “1962 was a watershed in the history of the club. From its humble beginnings in John Kelly’s cottage on Moorefield Road in 1882, ultimate honours had never been achieved” but the dream was achieved eighty years later when the men of ’62 won the Senator Cummins Cup, albeit on 12 May 1963. 

Jim McDermott, wearing the number four jersey, was one of the giants of that team; his contribution to the success of the Moores was inestimable. He was lauded in the Leinster Leader report on the final as one of the ‘most noted in the Moorefield defence’. And he was praised as best of the fullback line in the semi-final win over Kilcock – that in a third replay.

Like many of his colleagues, Jim began his career in the early 1950s at a time when there were very few opportunities to play competitive football. In 1956 he lined out at centerfield for Moorefield when they lost the county intermediate final replay against Kilcullen.

His reputation as a solid defender grew and he progressed quickly to the senior team winning three Leader Cup finals in a row – the last team in the county to do so – in 1958, ’59 and ’60. And those successes paved the way for ultimate glory with the 1962 championship win.

As well as his distinguished playing career, Jim played his part off the field serving in many roles over his lifetime – selector, mentor, committee member and fundraiser. One of his undoubted talents was to spot young, and even very young, players with potential to make the grade in the Moorefield jersey and to advise selectors accordingly.

He took great pleasure in seeing many of his children and grandchildren contribute to the running of the club. In his later years nothing gave him more satisfaction than seeing many of his grandchildren continue the family tradition and making the grade in the green and white jersey, including county and provincial success at senior level.

Jim was a loyal and trusted foreman in the carpet division of Irish Ropes where he worked for 42 years – and it was there that he met his future wife, Ann. He was a member of the Ropes football team, most of whom were county players, which took part in inter-factory competitions and he also played in several tournaments with Moorefield.

Jim McDermott will be missed by all Moorefield people, especially by those of his playing days, but most of all by his wife Ann, his sons and daughters James, Thomas, John, Paul, Michael, Colette, Karen and David, as well as his extended family and friends.

Despite the Coronavirus restrictions, the very large attendance at his funeral was testament to the huge respect in which Jim McDermott was held. It is said that if, when a good man dies, he gets a guard of honour befitting his status in the community. But when a hearse bearing his coffin is flanked by a guard of honour of former players and members of the Moorefield Executive Committee, and a second guard of honour of almost all of the Moorefield senior team lines up on the Naas Road as the funeral cortege approaches St Conleth’s Parish Church, and dozens more people are already there, then you know that a great  man has passed on to his eternal reward – just 11 days short of the 60th wedding anniversary of Jim and Ann who were married in the same church on 3 August 1960.

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Club Draw 2020

Tickets for the 2020 Kildare GAA Club Draw are now on sale.

4 monthly draws with 16 prizes to be won each month.
Tickets €100 (€25 per month)
The first draw takes place Saturday 12th September.

1st Prize Renault Clio or €12,000

2nd Prize €3,000

3rd Prize €1,000

4th Prize €1,000

5th Prize €500

6th Prize €500

7th-16th Prize €100

For ticket information contact:
Christine 087-1323281
Martin 087-6786345
Kieran 087-7999924

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Hurling Sponsor

Thanks to Mark Masterson, The Partnering Group for their generous sponsorship of jerseys for our Senior Hurling team and tops for the management. Their support is greatly appreciated.
Best of luck to the hurling team and management in their upcoming league and championship.

http://www.thepartneringgroup.com/

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Alan Kavanagh Fundraiser & Cheque Presentation

Today Alan’s wife Eileen and children Scott, Amy and Jamie presented a cheque for €25,985.56 to Doctor Power’s Clinic in Mercy Hospital, Cork City where Alan was being treated. There was also a presentation of €5,000 to Monaleen cancer support group in Limerick where Alan and his family live. Well done to the organisers of the Alan Kavanagh Fundraiser and to everyone who supported this great cause. A lot of good came out of an unbelievably sad situation.

 

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Glór na nGael

Anseo in Achadh Mhórdha táimid bróduil as ár dteanga duchais agus tá áthas orainn a fhógairt go bhfuil an club ag obair le @Glór na nGael i mbliana ag glacadh páirte sa Fhondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha. Beidh níos mó Gaeilge agus eolais le teacht go luath.

 

 

Here in Moorefield we are very proud of our native language and are delighted to announce that we will be working with Glór na nGael this year taking part in the Joe McDonagh Foundation. There will be more Irish and information in the coming days.

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Friends of Moorefield

FRIENDS OF MOOREFIELD

Friends of Moorefield Wall

Friends of Moorefield Wall

 

“Be Remembered Forever in the History of Moorefield GAA Club”

Members are invited to have their names, and those of deceased members and players, inscribed in brick formation on a  “Friends of Moorefield” wall in our clubhouse.

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Mini Moores Summer Camp 2020

We are delighted to announce the Mini Moores Summer Camp will return for 2020.

Open to Boys and Girls aged  5 – 13 the Summer Camp will run from the 4th – 7th August.

Secure your place now!

https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=1576&clb=1

The cost of the camp is €30 per child. Every child will receive a Summer Camp jersey and a football.

Please note the cost of the camp is non refundable. Should the camp not go ahead for any reason, all children will still receive their top and football.

Congratulations to Rian Coleman whose design was chosen by our panel of judges as our Mini Moores Summer Camp jersey for 2020.

Many thanks to our judges Senator Fiona O’Loughlin, Mary Linehan and David Whyte who had the difficult task of choosing a winner.

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McGreal’s Pharmacy

Thanks to Mcgreals Pharmacy Newbridge for their very generous sponsorship of hand sanitiser for all sections of our club. It’s very much appreciated.
Thanks to Matt Melia for organising it.
#Moores2020
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