Ierne Social and Sports Club

IERNE NEWSLETTER March 2017


The daffodils are out , Cheltenham week is coming so spring and the bright

evenings cant be far away .

Pitch & Putt : The Captains Drive –In signalling the formal start of

the season is on Sunday March 5 .

Competitions will be on every Sat / Sun thereafter . the Ierne Open Week /

Johnny Crean Cup is on April 5 – 9 , Wed to Sunday inclusive.

The Pitch & Putt Committee do a very good job in running activities for

all registered PPUI members . Its in your interest to be have ppui handicap.

Captains this year Men . Charlie Parnell Ladies Carmel Coyne

Chairman . John Russell Secretary Breda Ryan

Outdoor Bowls : The Unfurling of the Flag marking the opening of the

Summer Season is due on Sunday April 2 nd at 3 pm.

The inter club leagues start mid april, our Mens 1 st team usually play

Saturday afternoon , 2 nd team Monday evenings 6.30/7 , Vets Thurs am and

the Ladies team Thursday pm. Why not have a look some week and check out

times for friendly practice for members incl beginners.

Contact Eddie Coogan Marie Hughes

Tennis : We apologise to Tennis members with the interference to

Facilities over the Winter which was outside our control . The

Club Council are committed to the development of a vibrant section and hope

members will bear with us .The Council intend to take a much greater role in

the running of the Section this year and will have a meeting of those interested

in Tennis later in the month in order to plan for the summer season. Grass

courts should open early May.

Gym : We had an interesting offer last year for a take over of the Gym .

It might have brought new equipment but it would have been a private

operation with a separate membership structure etc . In recent months we have

spent near €3000 on extra weights & heavy duty mats . We don’t have a Gym

committee and would welcome same . Also could members please keep the

gym tidy , kindly put weights etc back on the relevant racks after use .

Snooker: Again the usage of Snooker room is less than it used to be . We

were a famous Snooker club with 4 or 5 teams in the inter club leagues . We

would welcome if a few members came forward to organise competitions &

run activities. Indeed there is a problem with messing/untidiness in the

snooker room and we may have to lock the room and make the key available

on request at the office or bar unless this stops . Your help is requested .

           Indoor Bowls : Continues in the Hall every Tuesday and Sunday night

at 7 pm . New Members always welcome

Pool Table : Always very popular . Our Team competes in the North

Side Pool league , home matches on Tuesday nights .

There’s always a few playing particularly Thursday nights , Sunday

afternoons , Monday night etc . The table was recently fully refurbished thanks

to kind sponsorship from Gerry McD.

Saturday Social Evening: Evening of Dance , Craic , Singing , Bingo.

Every Saturday starts 9.30 pm

Members € 2.50 Visitors € 5

Come along any Saturday. Always enjoyable . Bring your dancing shoes.

Lotto : Jackpot is currently € 4000. Draw every Saturday night.

€ 2 per envelope , always available in Bar , lobby or Office

3 x € 20 prizes every week that jackpot is not won

Bridge : Every Wednesday night in the Bar 8 pm . open to visitors.

Table Tennis ; Table is available in room off Bar. Someone interested to

Drive the usage is required .

Bar & Hall : the Hall & occasionally the Bar are available for meetings ,

Functions , race nights , quizzes , parties , retirememt do’s

etc . If you are running a function or hear of anyone doing so , put them in

touch with the Club office . phone 8360863

We have entered into an arrangement with Ion who has decorated the Hall at his

expense and will be catering for functions there . Try to use the Bar more and

bring friends , family , colleagues for any event large or small .

Sports on Tv : We have a great selection of Sports Channels with the main

Events on every week

Communications , Lets have your email & text number for contact purposes

Members Existing & New : if you need any info , contact Catherine in the

office or Noel 087 2576739

Website , will all sections please use the website to a greater extent , feed in

info on your activities , sporting & social , results etc to the office.

We need more members , please try to encourage family & friends to join.

Fees € 255 a year for full membership , only € 200 for new members year 1

Limited Membership € 150. No Entrance Fees at Present

ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN IERNE