Barcelona Winners! And also Coaching Course, St Patricks Day, A Coruña Tournament and Keep Training

Hi Everybody!

We have a lot of updates this month so read this carefully!


First of all, for those of us who don’t know yet, Madrid won Barcelona Tournament last weekend, both men and ladies, so… CONGRATULATIONS!

Very good job! We’ve got a lot of felicitations on social networks like Twitter. Here are a few examples:

Barcelona GaelsConor DonnellyGAA ScoresJoe Haslamtony regan

michael donaldson

Thank everybody for following us!


For this week, and for keep in mind:

1.- Training next Wednesday the 12th at usual time (19:30). If you need help to find the place let us know! https://madridharps.wordpress.com/training/

2.- COACHING COURSE: At the end the theorical part will be will be taught online. Then you just have to register on the webpage and do the theorical part. The 22nd only the practical part will be done. YOU HAVE TO REGISTER AND COMPLETE THE THEORY BEFORE THE 22ND.

3.- ST PATRICKS DAY:
We are thinking on organise some events for next weekend a week including:

Big raffle to get funds for the club. Help us buying and selling tickets!
Traditional picnic day
Friendly game
– Meet at some pubs to watch rugby and celebrate the day properly
ST Patricks Charity Gala Ball 2014: This is a very important event for a very important cause so please read all  details below.

More details about the weekend soon!

4.- CORUÑA TOURNAMENT: April the 5th.

You did a very good work in Barcelona but now we have to keep training. After the shock in Barcelona all the teams know that Madrid is a serious hard team, so they’ll be ready to play hard against us in A Coruña. Then its important to travel with another big squad.

As we did last tournament we are going to organise transport and accommodation for all. The easiest way to go there is by cars. We need to know asap (Only 4 weeks left!):

– If you want to attend.
– Do you need transport?
– Do you have your own car and can drive?
– When you want to leave Madrid.
– Do you need accommodation?
– How many drinks are going to buy to your beloved secretary.

6.- ST PATRICKS CHARITY GALA BALL 2014

Anne Marie from the Irish Embassy:

Dear friends,

We are delighted to let you know that the SIBN will once again organise a St. Patrick’s Day Charity  Gala Ball this year, building on the success of the last ball in 2012 (see here for a YouTube video), which raised €31,500 for Barretstown Children’s Charity.

The ball will take place in the Westin Palace Hotel in Madrid on Friday 14 March 2014. The evening will consist of a cocktail reception at 8pm, followed by dinner featuring the finest of Irish and Spanish gastronomy, live entertainment, and dancing until late.

Our chosen charities are Debra Ireland and Debra España, which provide comfort and hope to children and adults living with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). EB patients have no collagen in their skin and the skin layers tear and blister at the slightest touch. The skin is as delicate as a butterfly’s wing and simply touching the surface of the skin can cause wounds that never heal.

Debra Ireland urgently require an on-the-road nurse to make calls to households to change bandages for children and alleviate this heart-breaking duty for parents. 50% of the funds we raise at the ball will be used towards the partial payment of a nurse. The other 50% of the funds we raise will go to the Debra España respite home in Marbella, which provides families with a much-needed holiday with the support of trained and friendly staff.

Other guests at the ball will include Mr John Bruton, former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, Ambassador of Ireland to Spain, Mr Justin Harman, along with members of the Spanish-Irish community, public and business figures from Spain and Ireland and members of the Madrid-based diplomatic corps.

Tickets

Tickets cost €100 and all proceeds will go to Debra Ireland and Debra España. Full details are available on our dedicated website, http://www.stpatricksdaymadrid.es. You can also buy your tickets on that website, or by emailing info@stpatricksdaymadrid.es.

Corporate Sponsorship

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring this event, or buying a table, please do not hesitate to get in touch at info@stpatricksdaymadrid.es. We have prepared an information pack which details the corporate sponsorship options and we can send this to you on request.

Volunteers

If you feel you have something to contribute and would like to help out with the organization of the ball, please get in touch via info@stpatricksdaymadrid.es.

We very much look forward to seeing you this St. Patrick´s weekend.

7.- Other tournament dates, keep them in mind!!!

– Madrid the 10th of May
– Valencia on 31st of May


That’s all for this week. Have a good weekend and see you at the pitch!

Slán,

Javi