Supporters’ Club Notes (15-02-2016)

Mon Feb 15th 2016

SUPPORTERS' CLUB AGM

The AGM of the Supporters' Club will be held this Monday, February 22nd at 7.30 pm. As usual proceedings will start on time. Last season we increased our support base and this season we hope to increase it even further. At the moment negotiations are taking place which should make membership more attractive. The subscription will of course remain the same which means that the 50% decrease remains in place.

Last season we contributed a significant sum of money to the Club and with your continued support, we can help keep the show on the road this season also. We certainly need more volunteers to help out with our varied activities, so don't be shy about offering your time and help.

FRIENDLY AFFAIRS

We've played three friendlies so far in pre-season and so far, so good. Limerick were our first opponents and on their display must surely be strong contenders for automatic promotion. A 2-2 draw was a fair result from a good workout. Marty Stapleton was impressed with Cabinteely our next opponents and we did well to beat them by 2-1 away. Next up was Paul Hunt's new side Cobh down in a windswept St Colman's Park. Despite our former net minder's best efforts, he had to pick the ball out of his net for times. This was a strong display from a determined and focused Town outfit in front of about 90 hardy souls in a wet and windy Cobh. Next up, we welcome near neighbours Athlone Town to the CCS this Saturday night, kick off 7.30pm.

TRAINING TO CORK

While Shamrock Rovers are in India with their warm climate, pre-season training, we trained it down to Cork for a very positive weekend of sport and cold weather pre season training. The squad looked very well in their red and black gear and one amused Munster rugby fan onlooker was frustrated thinking she was watching her idols board the eco-friendly mode of transport at Heuston station. Cork doesn't hold any fear for De Town (not that it ever did) , but in our last two visits down south, we've won both games, scoring 7 times in the process.

CAR BOOT SALE

Yes, our first Car Boot Sale will be on St Patrick's Day and our second one will be shortly after that on the Easter Bank Holiday Monday. With their growing success, we really could do with more help. Give Liam Healion a shout if you can help out at either event.

CLUBHOUSE CHANGES

Visitors to the Clubhouse for the game against Limerick will have noticed a few changes. Emmett Ryan, our former Clubhouse manager has moved on to pastures greener, so we were under a bit of extra pressure without Emmett's guidance. However, Brendan Finnegan will now be the commanding officer in charge of our catering department, so this Saturday night, everything should be more efficient. We thank you for your patience and understanding at the last game and you'll be happy to know that prices should remain static for the fast approaching new season.

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