Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Seniors    Na Gaeil played Ballymac in Killeen in round 6 of the County League on Sunday in perfect conditions. Na Gaeil opened the scoring after ten minutes with two points from their no. 15 Diarmaid Herlihy.

Ballymac replied with points from Gene Griffin and Daire Keane. Dara Devine pointed a free for Na Gaeil on 16 minutes and the same player followed up with a well taken goal minutes later. Andrew Barry and Diarmaid Herlihy had further points for Na Gaeil.

Then Ballymac scored four on the trot; the scores coming from Gene Griffin, Eana Reidy, Vinney Horan and an Aidan Breen free. Kieran Donovan and Andrew Barry fired over two more points for Na Gaeil followed by a point from Ballymac’s Aidan Breen. Dara Devine pointed another free and Diarmaid Herlihy scored the last point of the half to leave the score at the interval: Na Gaeil : 1-09; Ballymac: 1-06.

Diarmaid Herlihy pointed for Na Gaeil 5 minutes into the 2nd half followed by a good point from their wing back Eoghain Sheehy. Aidan Breen pointed a free for Ballymac followed by another Dara Devine pointed free after a foul on Eoghain Sheehy.

Na Gaeil goalkeeper made a great save at the other end to deny Ballymac a certain goal. Ballymac’s Cathal Dunne replied with a point but Eoghain Sheehy was on the end of a great Na Gaeil move to send a neat shot to the corner of the Ballymac net.

Na Gaeil were now 7 points clear with 15 minutes of the half gone. Diarmaid Herlihy fired over his 6th point of the game on 20 minutes to widen the gap further. Ballymac were dealt a blow when Shane O’Reilly was sent to the line after receiving a yellow and a black card. But Ballymac never dropped their heads and kept pushing on.

Their no. 12 Gene Griffin pointed on 26 minutes followed by a goal on 29 minutes from Padraig McCarthy to narrow the gap to just 4 points. Three minutes into injury time AidanBreen pointed a free to leave a goal between the sides.

Ballymac won the kick out and drove forward for the last attack. They were awarded a 14 metre free which Aidan Breen lobbed into the square.  Con Reynolds jumped highest and fisted the ball to the Na Gaeil net for a last gasp equaliser.  On the kick out the referee blew the final whistle. Final score: Na Gaeil 2-13; Ballymac: 3-10. Ballymac will be delighted with the draw but Na Gaeil will be disappointed to have conceded two late goals to leave with only a share of the spoils.

Team: Eamon O’Neill, Niall O’Mahony, Kieran Dineen, Eoghain Sheehy(1-01), Fergal Barry, Eoin Doody, Damien Bourke, Andrew Barry(0-02), Dan O’Connor, Seamie O’Neill, Ian McCarthy, Kieran Donovan, Dara Devine(1-04), Dan Goggin, Diarmaid Herlihy(0-06). Subs: Shane Fitzgerald for Kieran Dineen; Jordan Murphy for Dan Goggin; Cian Quirke for Kieran Donovan.

Na Gaeil Senior Team that drew with Ballymac in the County League at the weekend.

County League Round 7    Na Gaeil will play Desmonds in Round 7 of the County League next Sunday at 2pm in Castleisland.

Minor Football Championship    St. Brendan’s will play Dr. Crokes in Round 1 of the Minor Football Championship in Na Gaeil on Friday June 22nd at 7pm.

U10    Last Sunday night we travelled to Farranfore to take on Firies U12 teams in Round 3 of the County League. Our Green team were victorious on the night winning on a scoreline of 5-9 to 3-8. Unfortunately, despite a great team effort, our White team lost out narrowly on a scoreline of 3-9 to 3-7.
Our next game for both of our teams will be on Sunday 24th June when we host Spa, Killarney. In the meantime we hope to see you all at training during the week. Please remember to bring your mouth guard to all training sessions & games.

U8    The U8s had a very, very good training session this week and we were delighted to welcome back our new players. The children benefited from special goalkeeping training this week – good hands all round! We’ll be back training on Sunday at Killeen from 11.00am. Please bring water and gum shields.

Sympathy    We extend our sincere sympathy to Ned O’Neill and family on the death of his mother Maura O’Neill at the weekend.  Ar dheai Dé go raibh a h-anam.

Exams    We wish all our Junior and Leaving Cert students the very best of luck in their exams and hope that all goes well for them.

Chernobyl     Chernobyl Children’s Fund (which is a completely voluntary organisation) is holding a Pub Quiz on Friday June 22nd In Na Gaeil Clubhouse. All proceeds will be put towards the costs of travel for children affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster to travel from Belarus to Kerry this summer for rest and recuperation. We hope to bring 16 children this summer.

Clothes Collection    There is now a Clothes Collection Bin situated in Na Gaeil car park. If anyone has bags of old clothes to dispose of please drop them in the bin. If the bin is full, they can be dropped into the clubhouse. It would be much appreciated.

Na Gaeil Cycling Club    Na Gaeil Cycling Club winter schedule: Saturday mornings at 10am from the clubhouse. ALL ARE WELCOME, high Vis essential.

Fir Na Gaeil     Light Football Training for Men who have retired from playing football and for those that have not played and would like to try it out. Very little skill is required. This is a great way to keep fit with light training, ball games and a bit of a laugh. . Training is on Monday and Friday nights in Na Gaeil. Contact Eddie at 0876791460 for more info

Mná Na Gaeil     We are a Gaelic for Mothers and Others team who come together and do a bit of exercise, football training and socialising. Anyone who would like to join are most welcome, No skills are required, just a good attitude and a sense for fun. Training is on Wednesdays and Sunday evenings.  Contact Eddie at 0876791460 for more info.

Lotto:   The draw for the jackpot of €7,600 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 8, 11, 12, 19. There was no winner. €50 winners were Ailish Lyons, Oakpark Demesne and Liam Culloty, C/O Na Gaeil.  €25 winners were Tim Lynch, Oakpark, Trevor Giles, Oakpark, Conor Kavanagh, Clogherbrien and Michael Byrnes, Kevin Barry’s Villas. Next week’s jackpot is €7,700. All are welcome for the draw in the club each Tuesday night at 10.30pm.

Bingo:    Bingo is on every Monday night at 8.30pm sharp. We have prize money of over €1,000 guaranteed every week with a mini jackpot that increases fortnightly when not won.  A door prize and a half-time raffle with lovely prizes will also take place every week. A bus service is available at 087 2817577.  You can ring this number for pick up and drop off.  100% of the funds raised go back directly into the club. The bingo is run on a totally voluntary basis by our club members.  A huge thank you to all the parents who offer their time to run this vital fundraiser for the club.  If anyone wants to donate a spot prize for our weekly bingo raffle, please leave it at clubhouse and mark it “Bingo”. Thanks to all our patrons who support this event on a weekly basis.

Cards   A card game is held every Wednesday night in the clubhouse. This is a very sociable occasion where you meet your friends for a great night’s entertainment and relaxation.  Everyone from novice to senior will enjoy a relaxing game of 45.

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