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Chairmans Address

(Eric Mortimer)

Dear Friend/Player of NUI Galway Soccer Club,

Welcome to the latest newsletter of the Men’s Soccer Club at NUI Galway. I hope this finds you and yours in good health and that the newsletter gives you an interesting update on the club happenings. We are just a couple of months into what promises to be a very exciting season, particularly as we host the prestigious Collingwood Cup next Febru- ary.

On the coaching front the club welcomes former stalwart James Delargy as manager of the Junior A team. The club also wish Billy Cleary (Collingwood manager), Stevie Nash (Junior B manager), Gabriel D’Arcy (First year coach), Steven Lally (Coaching) and Mark Cobey (Goalkeeping) all the best for the season ahead. Off the training ground we also have started a Strength and Conditioning programme with James O’Toole and John Mellett (CSCC) of Sports Med West.

Everyone at the club feels this will be a big season for “UCG” and are confident of bringing silverware West once again. There’s already a great buzz at the training pitch in advance of next February’s Collingwood, Harding and Crowley com- petitions. We really hope to see you in Galway during the Collingwood for a chance to chat and share your memories of this great tournament. As always it is great to hear from our friends and players, past and present, so please don’t be shy to and drop us a line by e-mailing soccer@nuigalway.ie

Eric

Special Matches

Soccer Club Social Events

Up-to-date:

  • Club AGM was held at the Skeffington Arms Hotel in September

  • Team night out in October at Monroe’s Tavern

Upcoming:

  • Table Quiz upcoming Tuesday November 20th 8pm

at “The Skeff” bar

  • Christmas Night Out

  • Collingwood Launch Night (January 2008)

  • Annual Club Draw

Colours Match versus GMIT The annual colours match with GMIT in aid of COPE and organised by James O’Toole resulted in a 2-1win for NUI Galway.A nice colour picture of James presenting the BR Cup to College Captain Dave Horkan appeared in the Galway Advertiser on February 22nd last and again in the City Tribune on February 23rd.

On the same day another picture in the City Tribune showed the presentation of a Collingwood sponsor- ship cheque by Kieran McCabe of the Skeff to Eoin McCormack and Eric Mortimer.

Past v Present The Past and Present match held in Dangan on Sat- urday May 5th 2007 resulted in a win for the Whites (Past) who defeated the Maroons (Present) 6-3. Scorers for the Whites were Gordon McCann,Tris- tan Ryder, George Taylor (2) and Brendan Meehan (2) and for the Maroons, Eoin McCormack, Colin Browne and Mikey Creane.

WINTER ‘07 ISSUE NO.1 Page 1

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