Merville United wish to hold a cardiac screening clinic in Merville Community Centre on September 29th.
We are encouraging players, coaches, members and perhaps the local community to register for this worthwhile & comprehensive health
The clinic will be open from
9:30am-5pm. Each screening will take approx. 20 minutes.
Bookings can be made online.
1. Go to https://www.ameds.ie.
2. Click on the ‘Online Booking’
3. Enter the clinic code 'merville'
We are encouraging players, coaches, members and perhaps the local
community to register for this worthwhile & comprehensive health
Why undergo a Cardiac Screening?
• Up to 100 young people die each year in Ireland from
Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)
• 1 in 300 people may have a cardiac abnormality
• The national register recently reported that the
incidents of SADS are higher in Ireland than many other European
• In Italy cardiac screening is mandatory for anyone aged
12 to 35 years involved in competitive sport for the past 25 years.
They have reduced the incidents of SADS by 89%.
• The GAA’s Medical Scientific and Welfare Committee and
the International Rugby Board recommend cardiac screening for all
players over the age of 14 years
• The European Society of Cardiology & the International
Olympic Committee recommends cardiac screening.
• The AMS service is based on the recommendations of the
above named organisations.
Five Merville United Youth players tasted Inter-League success in Mullingar on Saturday (Feb 25th), winning the Under 15 SFAI Subway Championship.
Danny Kilcullen, Luke Moran, Cormac Niland, goal-keeper Kyle Wajszczuk and Ben Kelly were all members of the Sligo Leitrim squad who faced Cork Schoolboys in the final.
The squad was coached by Merville's under 15 manager John McAteer who has previous SFAI success having last year guided his then under 14 Merville side to a Connacht Cup win.
Kyle Wajszczuk made the step up to the Sligo Leitrim squad from Merville's under 14 team, coached by Benny O'Loughlin & Peadar Niland while the other 4 players are coached by John and Ger Canning at Merville.
However, Luke Moran, Kyle Wajszczuk and Ben Kelly are all due to leave Merville shortly to join Sligo Rovers under 15 squad ahead of the forthcoming League of Ireland season.
Merville United's academy will return to action on Friday, January 26th in the Showgrounds.
The sessions will begin and finish at the same time as prior to the Christmas break; commencing at 5.45pm and finishing at 6.45pm.
The academy is highly subscribed and will not be enrolling any more players for the duration of the season.
A Quiz Night in memory of Austie Langan will be hosted in Mooney's Bar, Maugheraboy on the evening of Sunday, 12th November.
Austie's passing in February left a huge hole in the club. He was the club's Treasurer but in reality was so much more, he was the cornerstone of the club. An ever present who gave so generously of his time to the successful running of Merville United.
We would encourage as many as possible to attend what is sure to be a wonderful evening.
A table of 4 costs €20 and it all kicks off at 7pm.
Austie's family have very kindly asked that all proceeds from the evening go towards the club. A gesture for which we are very grateful.