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‘Gaelic4Girls’ coming to Clara - Clara GAA club are delighted to announce details of an exciting new programme called Gaelic4Girls that is commencing on April 18. Gaelic4Girls is initially an 8 week programme aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football.

‘Gaelic4Girls’ coming to Clara - Clara GAA club are delighted to announce details of an exciting new programme called Gaelic4Girls that is commencing on April 18. Gaelic4Girls is initially an 8 week programme aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football.

The programme targets girls aged between 9-13 years who are not currently registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football Club. Gaelic4Girls is focused on fun and participation, allowing girls to get an introduction to Ladies Gaelic Football in a non-competitive environment.

It will be held in Clara GAA Club every Thursday at 7pm, commencing on April 18. On completion of the programme, participants are presented with certificates and t-shirts for their participation. Following the 8 weeks, the girls will be encouraged to register with our Ladies Football club, and those that do will be integrated into the existing teams. A Mini Blitz will also be held with another Gaelic4Girls site after the 8 weeks and this is a major highlight of the programme.

This is the first Gaelic4Girls programme to be held in the area and all girls from Clara, Gowran, Paulstown and the surrounding areas are encouraged to attend and learn the basic skills of Ladies Gaelic Football. This is a great way to make new friends and learn a new sport! The cost for the entire programme is only €8. For more information, contact Caitriona Corr on 086 1724044.

GAA NEWS - Clara U-16’s had a good win last Friday night against James Stephens in the first round of the league. In a close contest Clara won 0-9 to 0-6. The senior footballers were unlucky on Saturday losing by a point to James Stephens in the Senior Football Championship. The junior hurlers also lost on Sunday to Windgap in the second round of the All County Junior League, this leaves the team with a win and a loss in this competition.

UNDERAGE TRAINING - Training is back for underage teams (U-12 to U-6) for both hurling and camogie on Monday evenings from 7 to 8.15pm. New players are always welcome at any age level.

WELL DONE - Well done to the Clara U-8 hurlers who followed in the footsteps of the senior team and played a match in Croke Park last Thursday. Some photos from the day can be seen on the club website at www.clara.kilkenny.gaa.ie

The players that made the trip to GAA headquarters were: Ben Murphy, Cian Kelly, Rory Glynn, Ben Crowe, Harry Boyle, Ned Langton, Billy Coogan, Seán Carrigan, Harry Watkins, Jack Lennon, Seán Lannen, Seán Morrow, Conor Barcoe, Adam Matthews, Diarmuid Matthews, Ross Gormley, Dillon Cummins, Liam Carrigan and Tommy Delaney.

G4M+0 - Training is back up and running on Friday nights from 8 to 9.30pm. New members are always welcome.

GAELIC FOR GIRLS - Gaelic for Girls is starting this Thursday from 7 to 8 in Clara GAA Grounds. This is for 8 to 13 year olds. This is a fun introduction to Ladies Football for the underage setup.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP - Any member who hasn’t yet paid their membership for 2013 can still do so by contacting the club registrar Pam Cummins on (087 - 9127725). All support very much appreciated and new members are always welcome.

FOR SALE - DVD’s are going on sale this week for the Intermediate finals played in 2012/2013. The DVD’s will be sold as a set. The set includes: League Final, County Final, Leinster Final, All-Ireland Semi Final and the All-Ireland Final. Please contact Trevor (085) 1079791 to reserve your set. There are also Mugs for sale to commemorate the success of the last year. There are three mugs in the set, one for each Intermediate Final that was won, listing the names of the full panel for each final. Please contact Jimmy Fitzpatrick (086) 8245106 to place your order. to see the mugs log onto clara.kilkenny.gaa.ie for more details and pictures.

UPCOMING FIXTURES - Friday, April 12 U-16 Hurling League Clara v Tullogher Rosbercon at 7pm in Clara. Junior Hurling League Clara v Mount Leinster Rangers at 7pm in Boris. Saturday, April 13 Junior B Clara v Cloneen at 6.30pm in Clara.

OSSORY PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES - The Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Bishop Freeman SAC will take place from May 22 to May 27. Bookings may be made by contacting Eleanor at Glenmore@ossory.ie or 051-880414 weekdays except Wednesday from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

ITEMS FOR CLARA NOTES - Anyone wishing to have information included in the Clara Notes, please email them to claranoteskk@gmail.com or ring 086 2525261 before 8pm on Sunday night.