Welcome to the Official Website of Caragh GFC, Prosperous
Black (Tie) is Back! Saturday 11th November
Following the overwhelming success of our Black Tie Ball just before Christmas we are delighted to announce that the 2017 Caragh Black Tie Ball has been confirmed for Saturday 11th November in the Westgrove Hotel, Clane.
Tickets sold out very quickly for last year's event and we anticipate that demand will be just as high this year. Tables of ten are available. Tickets are 50 euro per person and are available from the Executive Committee.
I wish to welcome you to the official website of Caragh GFC, Prosperous, a club steeped in tradition and familial surrounds from its foundations in 1888, originally as Prosperous GFC, to this day.
We consider ourselves to be a club with vision, one which caters for all age groups, but one which excels at mentoring, coaching and developing young players. At present our underage structure compares with the best in County Kildare. I cannot emphasise enough the devotion all volunteers have in order to facilitate this present structure. It is awe inspiring and refreshing to see children in their masses playing the game and learning through fun with constant yet inconspicuous tuition.
My own involvement in the club goes back to my earliest memories. Through my parents, I followed teams and heard dressing room speeches. I saw bad times when we struggled to survive and stood in loosing dressing rooms as a child watching grown men pain in defeat. I saw my mother ritually wash jerseys and sew footballs together. I watched all of this and soaked it up. I became part of a club that refused to stay small. I lifted cups, I celebrated victories, I played against the best, I retired, I coached, I cut and marked pitches, I did as much as I could and loved every minute of it. I have made friends I will have for life and am proud of what we continue to do on a daily basis.
For now we are looking to expand what we have. We hope to continue to develop our underage structure and once more we are refusing to stay small. We have plans for our future and we have the work ethic in place. This will take efforts of which our volunteers are all willing to meet. Our doors are always open to new members, new ideas and new levels of enthusiasm and drive.
For those of you who were and are involved, players, parents and volunteers, I thank you for your time and help on behalf of the club. For those who are not yet involved I invite you to partake in the family that is Caragh GFC, Prosperous. Trust me when I say that the camaraderie is infectious.
Pat Dunne, Chairman
McCarthy's continued Newtown Gaels Support
Caragh GAA would like to thank McCarthy's of Prosperous for their continued support for our Newtown Gaels underage teams (U-13to U-21). They have been sponsoring both sets of Newtown Gaels for the past year and will continue to this year. McCarthy's were officially presented with two framed jerseys, one from each set.
Caragh Ladies Are Recruiting!
Caragh Ladies are looking for new mentors and players for their underage teams.
Caragh Ladies are the fastest growing section of the club with teams catering for girls from age 7 up and are looking to expand further!
If your daughter would like to join us, or if you would be interested in help to mentor a team please contact Shona on 085 726 5484.
Training takes place on Tuesdays at 6pm
Caragh GFC is a Gaelic football club in Prosperous, County Kildare, winner of three county senior football championships and the only club to play in five successive county finals.
Caragh GFC play their home matches at St Farnan's Park in Prosperous, Co Kildare. You can also follow Caragh GFC on our Facebook and Twitter pages.