DERRY GAA: Club Derry aiming to double membership

Club Derry chairperson, John Keenan (right) welcomes Limavady man, Brian McNulty, as the 25th new member of Club Derry since the start of 2016.(Photo: Margaret McLaughlin)
Club Derry chairperson, John Keenan (right) welcomes Limavady man, Brian McNulty, as the 25th new member of Club Derry since the start of 2016.(Photo: Margaret McLaughlin)
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Following a blistering second half scoring spree to secure Derry’s opening points in the National League against Fermanagh in Celtic Park on Sunday, the county’s fundraising arm has also been quick out of the blocks for 2016.

“We’re pleased with the start to the new year, both on and off the pitch,” said Club Derry chairman, John Keenan.

It’s vital that we continue to work to provide our teams, and all our development efforts, with the best support possible

Club Derry Chairman, John Keenan

“We’ve had almost one new member per day since the year started, which has been pleasing, but it’s vital that we continue to work to provide our teams, and all our development efforts, with the best support possible.”

At the weekend, Limavady man Brian McNulty became the 25th new Club Derry member since January 1st and was presented with his new jacket by Mr. Keenan at Celtic Park on Sunday.

With a stated aim of doubling the membership during 2016, the Castledawson man’s ambitious plans have gained momentum in recent weeks.

“We are planning to get in touch with all existing members in order to distribute new jackets,” he said. “It’s a small token - a badge of honour, if you like, and a demonstration of the self-help ethos which underpins the GAA in our county” concluded Keenan.

All existing Club Derry members are asked to get in touch with Bernie Mullan (bernie.mullan@btinternet.com), Miceál Ahern (mmjahern@gmail.com) or John Keenan (ccdelegate.derry@gaa.ie) to organise for delivery of their new apparel for 2016.