NO EXCUSE “We will really have no excuse not to have a camp at G.C. Foster this year,” Blake asserted. A three-day camp actually was held to prepare Jamaica’s team to last year’s Pan-American Junior Championships. In former years, however, camps held at G.C. Foster College were staged on weekends during the summer term and on weekdays once the school year was completed. At the previous World Youth Championships, in 2013, Jamaica was outstanding with six gold medals. Some members of that team, including World Youth 110 metres hurdles champion Jaheel Hyde, are eligible for the 2016 World Junior Championships. The host city for the meet is yet to be finalised, but action will begin on July 19. With the World Junior Championships coming in July, athletics chief Warren Blake is promising that junior team training camps will be held this year. Blake, the president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), made the promise as he evaluated Jamaica’s performance at last year’s World Youth Championships. Jamaica won just one medal at the event. Blake said that was cause for concern. That single medal was golden, thanks to a fine performance by Christopher Taylor. While that was excellent, the modest team medal count was the worst by a Jamaican World Youth squad. “That is a bit of a concern for us,” he said candidly, “and this year we will be making sure that we have junior camps.” Such camps were standard fare up to 2004. However, the JAAA president said the unavailability of the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport prevented staging one last year. Now the college has a new track and has seen repairs to important facilities there.
Naomh Columba 01.11.2011Both our seniors and reserves lost out to Cill Chartha in Towney on Sunday afternoon. This leaves us in the position whereby we must win our last league game to retain our place in Division 2, and avoid a relegation play-off. This game takes place on Sunday, away to Glenfin. Throw-in times 1pm for the reserves and 2.30pm for the seniors. Best of luck to the lads, and we need to see a large crowd travelling to support. We are now taking orders from anyone who wishes to purchase club gear as Christmas presents. All orders must be in by Sunday, November 27th, to ensure that we will have the gear before Christmas. Please contact Noel Ellis or Margaret Doherty, Carrick for further details.Also we now have club wristbands available to purchase. The annual Naomh Columba dinner dance takes place on Thursday, December 29th, in the Blue Haven Hotel.We are delighted to welcome back the fantastic Na Fianna as our night’s entertainment, followed by DJ Owen Doc. Tickets are a bargain, priced at €30 for dinner and entertainment. We are accepting orders as we speak, as numbers will be limited. Please drop us a line on facebook, or contact Noel Ellis, Geraldine Mc Guire or Caitríona Nic Seoin. Stars in Their Eyes 2012 is set for Saturday, February 4th. We are recruiting singers as we speak, so anyone who is interested please get in touch. Also, any business who wishes to enter an act, please let us know. Níor bhaineadh lotto na seachtaine seo caite, agus tá duaischiste de €5600 anois ann. Uimhreacha ná 9-12-15-2. Duaiseanna Aitheantais: €50 Neil Mc Ginley. Meenacharvey. €30 Matt & Mary Mockler, Málainn Bheag. €20 Nicole Marie Fuller, Málainn Bheag. €20 Gavin McGinley, Ascail Mhuire. €20 Bernie Byrne, Ascail Mhuire.GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA NOTES was last modified: November 1st, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA NOTES