2015 Calendar – Camps – Competitions

Hello Everyone!

We are happy to release some provisional competition and camp dates for 2015. Please note all dates are to be finalized in the coming weeks but don’t forget to keep these dates in mind as ye all start to think of warm sunny holidays during this cold, windy and rainy season!

Competitions

– For gymnasts competing at level 2 or higher please see the Gymnastics Ireland Competition Events competition calendar here!

– For Renmore Gymnastics Club members wishing to participate in our multi-discipline “Renmore Gymnastics Club Competition” please save the date for May 2nd / 3rd 2015. All details for this event will be finalized as soon as our venue is confirmed.

Camps

* All camp sign up forms will be posted to our website as soon as details are finalized. For existing members advance registration please email renmoregymnastics@gmail.com For new gymnasts wishing to enter an expression of interest in one of our camps please click here to fill in an expression of interest form.* (Please fill in an expression of interest under our wait list form for Easter programs for children aged 3 – 5 years (pre-school – juniors infants).)

Easter Camp 1: (recreational) 30/03/15 – 01/04/15 (Mon – Weds) from 9:30am – 2:30pm. Costs: Members (€55), Non Members (€60). Early drop off/collection: €5 per child for the 3 days (extended day runs from 9am – 3pm).  Suitable for Senior infants to 6th class kids. *Please fill in an expression of interest form for children aged 3-5 years.

Easter Camp 2: (recreational) 08/04/15 – 10/04/15 (Weds – Fri) from 9:30am – 2:30pm. Costs: Members (€55), Non Members (€60). Early drop off/collection: €5 per child for the 3 days (extended day runs from 9am – 3pm).  Suitable for Senior infants to 6th class kids. *Please fill in an expression of interest form for children aged 3-5 years.

Advanced Camp: (competitive) 29/06/15 – 03/07/15

Development and MAG Camp: (competitive) 06/07/15 – 10/07/15

–  Camp 1: (recreational) 13/07/15 – 17/07/15

–  Camp 2: (recreational) 20/07/15 – 24/07/15

–  Kinder Camp: (aged 3 – entering senior infants) 05/08/15 – 07/08/15

–  Camp 3: (recreational) 10/08/15 – 14/08/15

–  Camp 4: (recreational) 17/08/15 – 21/08/15

GYMFEST:  7th June, Kingfisher NUIG. More details to follow

Fees and Fundraising – Where Does the Money Go?

It’s that time of year again: We’re at the third week of term 2. The raffle is just behind us and the Allianz Resolution Run is just around the corner. It’s fair enough that our members will ask, “where does the money go?”. This post explains.

Renmore Gymnastics is a non-profit volunteer run organisation with a professional coaching staff. Our goal is to meet each member where they are at and to guide, encourage, and challenge them in meeting their own gymnastics goals. We operate from a large 8,000 square foot warehouse on the edge of Galway City. Including 3 full-time coaches, we currently have a staff of about 15 who run the training sessions across every age and level from tumble tots through to teens and adults. Most of our members are in the recreational programme which includes skills from the five disciplines in our competitive programme: Womens Artistic (WAG), Mens Artistic (MAG), Rhythmic, Tumbling, and Acrobatics.

Last week 595 members attended and trained a total of 1591 hours. Some of those hours were spent bouncing on our new trampoline which was funded in part by the Galway Sports Partnership, and by the fundraising activities carried out by the club.

Where the money goes...

We have 3 fundraising events in the year: the raffle (please return your card if you still have it!!!), the race, and the show.

We thank all members for paying your term fees promptly. We rely on them for running your club. The chart below shows where the funds go.

Visit Chart

2014 Raffle a Big Success – Thanks!!!

The annual raffle was held on Saturday December 6th at 4pm. The winners have all been contacted and we will post on the website and facebook a list of all winners in the next day or two.

(Scroll down to see the long list of winners).

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all who made this fundraiser possible.
Our commitee Sylvia Mc Donagh, Mary O’Byrne and Michelle Kirby. To Rob Fuller for all the work on the raffle cards. To Cliona Kavanagh who put together the prizes with me!

To all who donated many many prizes – we were overwhelmed by the response and can’t thank you all enough as it allowed us to give out many prizes and make up some lovely hampers. Again we will post a list of all these on the website and facebook (and if your family name does not appear here and you donated a prize please let me know as I was not in the gym when all prizes came in and want to make sure I have a record of it).

(Scroll down to see the long list of winners).

To all of you who sold and bought lines for us – parents and gymnasts as we know it was a joint effort for all families – thanks again for your generosity. We collected 7777 euro in total and this money goes directly to buy more equipment for the gym.

On behalf of the directors and coaches and myself
Many many thanks and wishing you all a very Happy Christmas.

(Scroll down to see the long list of winners).

Kind Regards
Carol Hynes
Club Administrator

2014 Raffle Winners

1st Prize – Voucher for The Connacht Hotel from Fitzgerald family – Winner: M. McManus
2nd Prize – Hamper – Winner: Shariff family
3rd prize – Hamper with McGrath butcher voucher – Winner: Hannah Keher
4th Prize – Voucher for Cloonacauneen Castle Lunch from Walsh family – Winner: Christina Dervin
5th Prize – Beauty Voucher from Ionela Papai – Winner: Nigel Carolan
6th Prize – Marks and Spencer voucher from Kinahan family – Winner: Mary Joe Costello
7th Prize – Newbridge Bowl from Brady family – Winner: Megan Smyth
8th Prize – Necklace from Center Jewellers  – Winner: Day family
9th Prize – Towels from Anthony Ryans and Kelly family – Winner:Bernie Joyce
10th Prize – Hair voucher Bellissimo – Winner: Peter Molloy
11th Prize – Hair voucher Bellissimo – Winner: Ava O’Brien
12th Prize – Hair voucher Bellissimo – Winner: Alison Fahy

Sellers Draw

1st Prize – Hamper from Supermacs – Lauren Dolan
2nd Prize – Giant cracker: Gabriella Heery
3rd Prize – Boxes of roses – Grace Mc Cabe

Top sellers

Alex Marie and Lucy Mc Donagh who sold 110 lines! Elverys voucher from the Sweetman family and Smyths voucher compliments of O’Neill family
Prizes also to:

(Mini Manicure Vouchers from Dolan family, Chocolate and other small surprises )
Fuller, Hynes, Goluba, O’Heanaigh,O’Donnell, Corcoran, Lavan and Banerjee

Thanks to all who donated prizes!!!

Contents of hampers donated by:

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All the donated raffle prizes

Brophy family, Burke family, Clerkin family, Costello family, Dolan family, Finn Family, Fox family, Heskin family, Kenney family, Mullins family, Nevin family, Mc Graths butchers and New Ireland Assurance.

Annual Christmas raffle

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Its that time of year again and we are asking all families to please try to sell at least one Raffle Card for our Annual Christmas Raffle. This is an extremely important source of income for the upkeep of current equipment and the addition of new items of equipment to ensure that we stay one of the best gyms in the country.

We are extremely grateful to our sponsors The Connacht Hotel, Mc Graths Butchers Mervue and to all the other very generous parents who have donated the many lovely prizes, There are more coming in every day. They are all great supporters of our wonderful club.

All gymnasts should have received a Raffle Card by now and we hope they are busily trying to fill their cards. There are prizes also for the top sellers.

In the past those who have sold up to three or four cards have featured in this group…………………….Good Luck to All!

Best of luck to Dean, Darragh, Hugo and their Amazing Coach Elaine off to the Tumbling World Championship

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Darragh,Hugo and Dean

Dean, Darragh and Hugo are in the final preparation stages this week, before hitting the sky for Daytona Beach, Florida to take on the world, at the Tumbling World Championships 2014. The boys have worked extremely hard over the past few years for this event and we wish them all the best for next weeks competition. More information including live feeds can be found on www.ttworlds.com

Allianz Resolution Run

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New Year’s Day 2015 @1pm

5k Run/Walk Through The Streets of Galway

5th Annual Allianz Resolution Run

Joint Fundraiser with Monivea RFC

All Proceeds go Directly to Both Clubs

If you would like to Help RGC this is a great way to get involved

  • Advertising, Social Media, Promotional Skills
  • Marshalls, Bakers ,
  • Participants,Company Sports & Social Clubs,
  • Web Site Maintenance, Print Media, Posters,
  • Sponsorship, Photography, Video, Transport.

If you have any of the above skills contact

JOHNMOLLOY220@GMAIL.COM or 085 7788492

          RGC Volunteer Director

www.resolutionrun.ie

Facebook: Allianz Resolution Run

HALLOWEEN OPEN GYM!!!

Don’t Miss our Open Gym this Friday October 31st!

Open Gym is a great event for beginners and experienced gymnasts to mix in the gym together. The first 30 minutes consists of warm up games and stretches. The remainder of the time the gymnasts can choose where they want to work in the room. Staff are on hand to help on all apparatus.

Halloween Costume Party

(Costumes Optional)
 
*Age 4 – 7 years (pre-school through 2nd class): 3:30 – 5:00pm
*Age 6 – 12 years (1st class – 6th class): 5:30 – 7:30pm
*Due to child protection policies taught classes and open gym are run under staff supervision. Children must be able to participate without parental supervision. Parents are welcome to view from our lobby area. We appreciate your understanding.

Fees Details:

1.5 hours open gym = €5
2 hours open gym = €8
*Special Discount €2 off admission to Halloween Party if attending any of our drop in classes during the midterm break)