Our new club replica jerseys are now on sale exclusively at SportMaster Celbridge, along with our new Club shorts.
Sportmaster also stock all your GAA accessories like gum shields, gloves, hurls, helmets and lots more.
Niamh and Meabh show off the LGFA shorts and camogie strip while Aaron and Fergal show the first strip.
A massive Celbridge GAA thank you to our new Club Sponsor Leinster Reinforcements LTD. Frank Brazil and his company have been a long time supporter of the club and we look forward to his continuing support and lots of success over the coming years.
Doireann and Dara show off the alternate strip
The new club jersey has some extra Celbridge heritage emblazoned on the back with an image of the iconic Castletown House. While also on the back is a special symbol of an oak tree in a circle.
The native Oak Tree is especially synonymous with Cill Dara. We are using this image on our new jersey to symbolise a number of elements integral to our club ethos - strength, endurance, stability, justice, honesty, culture, ancestry and family. The oak tree was often the hub of the community in ancient times and the roots of this Oak Tree form a circle to represent wholeness and oneness and as our symbol of inclusion for all. Cill Droichid CLG is a community that has a place for ALL. We also pay tribute to our late Club President, Pat Murphy and the oak tree he planted to mark the opening of the Páirc nÓg grounds.
Tá dlúthcheangal idir Cill Dara agus an crann darach. Táimid ag baint úsáide as an íomhá seo ar ár ngeansaí nua chun siombail a dhéanamh ar roinnt gnéithe atá lárnach dár gclub-neart, diongbháilteacht, seasmhacht, ceartas agus macántacht, cultúr, sinsearacht, teaghlach. Ba mhinic an crann darach mar chroílár an phobail sa tseanaimsir. Cruthaíonn fréamhacha an chrainn darach seo ciorcal chun iomláine agus aontacht a léiriú agus tá sé mar shiombail den chuimsiú do chách. Is pobal é CLG Chill Droichid a bhfuil áit don uile dhuine. Tugaimid ómós freisin dár uachtarán nach maireann, Pat Murphy, agus an crann darach a chuir sé chun seoladh Páirc na nÓg a chomóradh.
Please be advised that prospective Celbridge GAA executive members are required to be registered on the Central Registration of Beneficial Ownership of Trusts on Revenue.ie per Anti Money Laundering legislation.
Members of the 2023 executive committee will be required to provide their name, address, PPSN and DOB in due course which will be uploaded to the Revenue register. Please ensure all nominees are aware and have agreed to this requirement.
The annual general meeting is your opportunity to hear what is happening in your club and to take an active part in the decision-making process. It also provides an opportunity to become involved in one or more of the club’s committees or teams.
I would urge all fully paid up members to attend this meeting and to make your contribution to the continued success of the club.
Welcome to the latest edition of our Club Update....
GAAla Ball 2022
After a two year hiatus the popular social event on our club calendar is back on November 26th for what promises to be another fantastic night of dining and dancing. Tickets priced at €60 per person go onsale this Tuesday evening (October 25)in the clubhouse from 7.30 to 9pm. This year's glamorous event will be held in the elegant setting of the Hamlet Court Hotel in Johnstownbridge. While we would have loved to have it in our own club as in previous years, unfortunately primarily due to prohibitive energy and catering costs, it was simply not feasible to host the event at the club this year. The club always looked fabulous the night of the GAAla Ball and a far stretch from the muddy boots and training gear associated with training and playing. The friendly team at the Hamlet Court have catered for all the previous GAAla Balls and have a proven history of quality and efficiency and no doubt we are set for another very memorable night. No need to worry about logistics, as return journey coach tickets will also be available for purchase at €10 per person.
There's a 2 day camp during the school mid term break focusing on the skills of football and camogie / hurling and most importantly fun. The camp runs on Thursday and Friday November 3 and 4 from 10am to 2pm. Register HERE or scan the QR code
Teenage Halloween Themed night
Halloween themed event for 13 to 15 year olds on Sunday October 30th between 7 and 9.30 in teh GAA Club. Scary movie, VR, treats and lots more. Parents must sign off on entry. Tickets available here
End of Year Reports
Calling all team managements to please get your end your end of year reports and photos into us for November 10. (The underage AGM is Nov 14) We'll collate all the reports and pics into a digital yearbook. Don't forget to list all the players in your groups...
Club Sponsor We'll shortly be announcing our new Club Sponsor and letting you know when the new club replica playing kit will be available for sale in SportMaster. Watch this space.
Mass for Deceased Members
We have a mass in our hall to remember all deceased members and love ones on All Soul's Day, Wednesday Nov. 2nd. All very welcome.
Safe Guarding, Coaching & Child Protection
Jonathan Daniels, GPO Sadly Jonathan has finished up with the club and moved on to a high profile post in his home county of Wicklow. Jonathan has done to tremendous work over the past 4 years both in the club with the academy, with training and encouraging coaches and in the local schools. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours.
Don't forget the L59 and L58 buses both stop just outside the club entrance, so you can leave the car at home and get home safely.
Club Lotto The Lotto jackpot is now a massive €16,300 !!!! Sign up here now . Draws take place every Thursday night.
No Dogs Allowed
We'd like to remind members and patrons of our club that dogs are not allowed on the grounds.
Keep Up to Date With most of the competitions finished for the season, Autumn Go Games, the minor LGFA and under 23 football some that are still ongoing, keep up to date with match fixtures, results, and lots more through our social platforms on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, including live updates on Twitter for our senior team games.
You Don't Have to be a Star at Underage to be the County Captain
Mick O’Grady has been described recently as Mr. Consistency. The modest and unassuming Celbridge club man will make his 77th appearance for the Kildare senior footballers this Sunday against the Dubs in an already sold-out St.Conleth’s Park, Newbridge in round 4 of the Allianz National Football League. Named captain of the county senior footballers for 2022 by Glen Ryan and his management, this will be his fourth league game to lead the Lilywhites. The fact that he is the very first Celbridge man to be named captain of the Kildare senior footballers in the 137-year history of the club is both a huge honour for him as he says and the north Kildare club.