At the Launch of Déise Club membership and Fundraising 2023 were seated l to r Tom Shanahan, Tom Corcoran, Chairman Fundraising Committee. Kathleen Power and Anne Ryan. Stahding l to r; John Fahey, John Jackson, Treasurer Co.GAA Board. Davy Fitzgerald, Manager Waterford Senior Hurlers. Ephie Fitzgerald, Manager Waterford Senior Footballers, Donal O’Brien, Treasurer Club Déise, Jonathan Moore, Academy Squad and Cha O’Neill. Photo Sean Byrne
Club Déise membership is now open following on from its launch on February 24 in Dungarvan.
What a difference it would make to Waterford hurling and Waterford games in general if every supporter became a Club Déise member. This would enable Club Déise to deliver a decent cash flow to our county GAA training fund putting it up to the highly financed county teams of today.
The purpose of Club Déise membership is to provide financial support for the vast number of inter county teams: Senior, U-20, Hurling and underage hurling and football teams.
When one takes into account all the strands of modern training whether it be the managers of senior teams, the coaches, the physios, the strength and conditioning people, proper nutrition, equipment like GPS trackers, bus hire , pitch hire, meals before and after matches post training snacks one has to wonder where all this money comes from. Some will come in gate receipts, some will be grant aided but without a worthwhile sponsor such as Cognizant TQS integration and a very vibrant Club Déise (the Waterford GAA official supporters club) our county teams will find it increasingly difficult to compete at the highest level.
We can all help yes by the roar of the crowd on that big day in Thurles or elsewhere but more importantly by subscribing to Club Déise membership for as little as €30 euro and you can avail of your discounts also and prior to big games, receive team selections by text and much more.
Your subscriptions are passed on to training on a monthly basis. Log on to www.clubdeise.com to join or contact any of the following:
Tom Corcoran 087 2429682
Cha O’Neill 086 2834880
Nicholas Cannell 086 2345600
Donie O’Brien 087 2867050
Kathleen Power 087 2465312
John Fahy 087 9587594
Tom Shanahan 086 3588952
Tom Doyle 086 8826857
Anne Ryan 087 2175048.