CLG Bhrian Óig Bhaile Stil Football Development Action plan

March 6, 2017 at 11:14 am

CLG Bhrian Óig Bhaile Stil launched its first ever Football Development Action plan this week. The Action Plan which has taken three months to compile highlights the need for the club to try to match its off field facilities development, with an on field football plan that will hopefully result in the club getting back into division one in the near future.

The Action Plan was launched in the Steelstown clubhouse and was drawn up using the input of fifteen different coaches who represent all teams within the club from the U6s to senior.

The Development Plan was created as a result of the club taking part in a series of club structure workshops organised through the Ulster GAA.

Lizzie Keys a Curriculum Support coach from Ulster GAA led the workshops which looked at the current position of the club and helped the coaches identify target areas for club development.

Club Chairman Michael Heffernan said ‘It gives me great pleasure to welcome CLG Bhrian Og Bhaile Stil Club Football Development Action Plan. This document sets out what club members including Boys, Girls, Adult Men and Adult Ladies football deem to be the critical projects for completion between now and 2019. These selected projects build on the work of club members and officers who have worked tirelessly down through the years to promote the ideals of the Gaelic Athletic Association within our club & parishes. With the ideas generated at the initial brainstorming session, coupled with the hours invested in various focus groups and the diligent work of our Football Development Committee, I believe we now have a blueprint that offers an opportunity for real progress for the future. However, in many ways the real work begins now. Meeting the ambitious goals set out in this document will need the input and assistance of a large number of people and requires all club members to put their proverbial shoulders to the wheel and actively seek out ways to make a positive contribution. Indeed, one of our key priorities is to attract new members and retain current members, and I hope that those reading this, not currently involved in the club, will see within these pages, signs of a vibrant, forward thinking and inclusive organisation. It is critically important that we grasp with both hands the opportunities that this plan provides, and ensure that Steelstown Brian Og’s GAA Club continues to effectively serve our members, supporters and the community that sustains us.

 

James McGurk the Coaching Officer at Steelstown was involved right throughout the process and is very appreciative of the input and support that came from a large number of people at the club, namely the coaches and the club executive.

McGurk stated that the process from start to finish was ‘hard work’. ‘There has been a lot of man hours put into creating the Action Plan and at times we had to remind ourselves why we were doing it, but hopefully it will not be in vain. There are a lot of things you would like to do to improve things at the club, but wish lists are easily drawn up, and selecting target areas for development, and drawing up a means to achieve them is not so easy.’ Hopefully the future looks good for Steelstown Brian Og’s.

 

back row from L- R are
Michael Moore, James McGurk, Brid Moore, Brendan Hughes, Niamh Cusack and Dominic Concannon.
Front Row L-R Michael Heffernan, Lizzie Keys, Sean Hearaghty.

L- R are
Michael Heffernan club Chairman, James McGurk club Coaching Officer and Lizzie Keys Ulster GAA.

Condolences

February 23, 2017 at 10:39 am

The committee and members of Steelstown Brian Ógs would like to express their sincere condolences to family and friends of Geraldine McKeever who sadly passed away on Wednesday 22nd February.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Tony, children, Anthony, Conor, Megan and the wider McKeever family circle.

Requiem mass at 1pm on Friday in Pennyburn Chapel.

Girseach: A Mhuire na nGael, guigh uirthi. I bParthas na nGrást go raibh sí. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Kay Mackey RIP

February 6, 2017 at 12:42 pm

All at Steelstown Brian Ógs wish to express deepest condolences to the family & friends of Kay Mackey, following her sad passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with club members Colette, Pearse, Claire & Eoghan Bradley and their wider family circle at this difficult time.
Requiem Mass at 11am in St.Patricks Church, Dungiven on Tuesday 7th February.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam

2016 Annual General Meeting

October 31, 2016 at 2:04 pm

Thank you to all who attended today’s club AGM. The new committee would like to express their thanks to any outgoing officers for the their work in the past year. Good luck to all officers in their posts for 2017. Full list of postions for 2017 below.
Chairperson: Michael Heffernan
Vice Chair: Sean Heraghty
Secretary: Ann Lindsay
Assistant Secretary: Brian Mc Cormick
Treasurer: Mark Foley
Assistant Treasurer: Brian O’Connor
PRO: Brian Devine
Facilities Development Officer: Gerard Roarty
Children’s Officers: Maria Forester & Cahir O’Connor
Merchandise Officer: Grainne Concannon
Cultural Officers: Maire Mckeever & Eoghan Mag Uiginn
Coaching Officer: James Mcgurk
Insurance Officer: Hugh Mcgrath
Fundraising Officer: Bernie McMonagle
Clubhouse & Grounds Coordinator: Hugh Boyle
Registrar: Michael Doherty

Family Fun-day/Big Breakfast/Cow Clap Challenge

September 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Great family day for Club members and visitors to the Club on Saturday, and thankfully the sun shone bright.
Joe at The Sandwich Co, was our main sponsor for The Big Breakfast and were amazing in their generosity supplying most of the food and catering equipment, for a 2nd year.
Hard to thank everyone, but here goes, Thank you to everyone that turned up, bought a Cow Clap ticket, or a breakfast, took part in the races and tug of war, made teas, counted money, collected and returned tables, cooked food, parked cars, sold tickets, lent a toaster, sorted and entered tickets, set up indoors, MC, coaches’s admin, washed the dishes, volunteered to get sponged, sold merchandise, cut grass, took photos, donated spot prizes, supervised races, hung around, lined the pitch, supplied a cow, cleaned up afterwards,and more, it took a massive effort from a lot of people, but one person that has to get a special mention Brian Devine who single handedly drove this until the last 2 weeks and unfortunately missed the day due to work opportunities oversees.

Minor ladies default Claudy in championship

May 15, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Minor Ladies beat Claudy in first Championship match this morning. Good tight game Steelstown 3:10 v 4:04 Claudy