2012 Registration

Below are the 2012 Registration forms.

 The “MGSA 2012” form is the registration.  Please make a note of the membership options.  1st child is $75 with $15 reduction for each subsequent player in the same family.  Supporter memberships (new for 2012) are avaialable for $60 and include an MGSA O’Neills polo shirt.

The Order form is perhaps the most difficult one.  There is some jersey sizing and my one recommendation is to choose 1 size up from their age range, so if you have a 12 or 13 year old, put down 15/16.

Each child gets a jersey and a hurl (we’ll need to measure for size), so bring this with you on the 1st day they participate so we can get them kitted up properly.  This year, we are also providing team shorts thanks to our primary sponsor, Tex-Tech Industries.

WE WOULD LIKE TO ORDER KITS IN EARLY JUNE, SO YOUR REGISTRATION BY THEN IS KEY TO GETTING PROPERLY SIZED UNIFORMS.

Helmets are available to purchase for $80 or rent for $20.  Returning members can exchange their Cooper for an O’Neills MGSA helmet for a $20 exchange fee.

Some highlights for the upcoming season:

Travel dates of June 16th at St Brendans (Dorchester, MA) for hurling and football.  July 14th and 15th (optional overnight) to Canton, MA to play the Irish Youth Sports League of Boston in hurling and football, and August 11th to Springfield, MA for football.  We are planning on renting vans to lower costs and wear and tear on personal vehicles.

Home dates are scheduled for July 27th and 28th hosting St. Brendans and Worcester as well as a TBA June date against ISYL.  We will also have 1 optional weekend scrimmage per month.

As always, we will play before the Sea Dogs game on Irish Night and have been invited to do a demo at the Maine Celtic Celebration in Belfast July 20th through the 22nd.

We welcome back coaches John Hartley, Doug McIntyre, and Rob Hatch.  New for 2012 is coach Gracie Johnston.  Welcome, Gracie.

Notes:

  • We are expecting our U14 players back in force this year.  This was the group that played their hearts out as U12’s at the CYC’s last year.  With another year under their belts, they figure to be a force to reckon with in the Boston region in 2012.
  • U8 and U10 will have a separate “Go Games” curriculum that focuses on skills development and age-appropriate games.
  • We expect a good increase in the U8, U10, and U16 groups this year and we hope you will strongly consider MGSA as program you return to every year. Gaelic games are fun, fast-paced, and community oriented.

Finally:

Portland Hurling Club is hosting Worcester this Saturday @ 3pm at Wainwright Sports Complex in South Portland.  This is a great way to check out the game of Hurling played by adults in a regional championships series.

www.portlandhurling.com

Please feel free to download the forms below and bring completed forms to our first practice.

Email us at MaineGSA@gmail.com with any questions.

MGSA Code of Conduct

MGSA 2012 form

MGSA_Order