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Seniors    Na Gaeil entertained Brosna in Round 9 of the County League in Killeen on Sunday. Brosna got off to a flying start and totally dominated the first quarter reeling off 5 points without reply.

Adam Barry scored 2 and Tom McGoldrick, Daniel Fitzgerald and Timmy Finnegan scored 1 each. Na Gaeil finally found their rythm with Mike Griffin and Diarmaid Herlihy scoring 2 points a piece followed by a Darragh Carmody free to level matters up at 5 points each on 20 minutes.

Tom McGoldrick scored another point for Brosna but the crucial score of the half came on 22 minutes when Na Gaeil’s Seamie O’Neill struck low and hard to the right hand corner of the Brosna net.

Tom McGoldrick had another point for Brosna and Darragh Carmody fired over two more frees for Na Gaeil to leave the half time score: Na Gaeil 1-07; Brosna 0-07.

Na Gaeil were first out of the blocks after half time with points from Eoin Walsh and Mike Griffin. Pa Moriarty pulled one back for Brosna but Darragh Carmody pointed another free for Na Gaeil on 11 minutes.

Brosna dominated for the next 10 minutes and scored 3 good points through Timmy Finnegan, Tommy McGoldrick and Adam Barry to leave 2 between the sides after20 minutes of the 2nd half. But Mike Griffin scored 2 great points for Na Gaeil to widen the margin to 4.

Tom McGoldrick replied with another Brosna point on 24 minutes but the wind was taken out of their sails with a well taken goal from Na Gaeil substitute Dara Devine when he pounced on a loose ball that broke out of the square with 28 minutes gone in the 2nd half.

Eoin Walsh tacked on another point for the home side before the final whistle to leave the full time score Na Gaeil 2-14; Brosna 0-12.

Na Gaeil will be happy to come out of this hard fought game with 2 points. Paul Daly, Eoin Walsh, Dave Culloty and Kieran Donovan were solid in defence. Eoin O’Neill and Dan O’Connor held their own at midfield while up front Darragh Carmody, Mike Griffin and Diarmaid Herlihy worked very hard to create scores.

Na Gaeil: Tadhg O’Neill, Colm Lyons, Kieran Dineen, Paul Daly, Kieran Donovan, Dave Culloty, Eoin Walsh(0-02), Eoin O’Neill, Dan O’Connor, Seamie O’Neill(1-0), Darragh, Carmody(0-04), Donal O’Kelly, Diarmaid Herlihy(0-02), Jamie Lowham, Mike Griffin(0-05). Subs: Dylan Brazil for Paul Daly; Ian McCarthy for Seamie O’Neill; Dylan Seymour for Darragh Carmody; Jack Carmody for Donal O’Kelly; Jordan Murphy for Diarmaid Herlihy; Dara Devine(1-0) for Jamie Lowham.

County League Round 10     Na Gaeil will play Dromid Pearses in Round 10 of the County League in Killeen on either August 12thor 13th.

Best of Luck    We wish Jack Barry and the Kerry team the very best of luck in their All Ireland Quarter Final clash with Galway in Croke Park next Sunday.

U16    Na Gaeil U16 boys got their Co League campaign back on track on Wednesday last in a blustery Churchill.

We started brightly converting all of our shots in the first fifteen minutes. It was a fantastic team performance with all boys excelling in all areas. We were able to play the whole panel including three U14 players for which the experience was invaluable.

Shane Daly as usual excelled in goals. Our full back line of Tom Walsh, Ruairi O’Sullivan and Adam Burke let very little past them. Half backs Basit Oyebanji, Enda O’Connor and Jimmi O’Suileabháin linked up well with our two midfielders Tadhg Lynch and Seamus Harty who controlled the game.

Half forwards Mikey Clifford, Darragh Reen and Matthew worked tirelessly scoring and supplying the full forward line of  Jack O’Brien, Jack Sheahan and Dara Doyle O’Brien. Replacements Cian Devine, Liam Óg Kingston, Tadhg Reen and Jamie Fitzgerald all contributed to the win.

We have trained hard all year and our fitness and team play was exceptional especially in the first half. Churchill really came into the game in the second half and we didn’t have it all our own way. We play Dingle on Wednesday at home in what is sure to be another exciting encounter.

Throw in is at seven in Na Gaeil. We will not train Sunday as many of us are going to Dublin but we will arrange another session as we need to stay focused for our game V Miltown Castlemaine next week in the last round before Semi Finals.

U10   Despite the John Mitchel’s blitz being cancelled last Saturday our U10 boys were busier than ever. On Saturday morning we took them to play Kerins O’Rahillys in Ballyrickard and everyone took part in a very enjoyable game. Thank you to our hosts Kerins O’Rahillys for inviting us.

Then last Sunday we travelled to Ballyheigue for a challenge games against their under 10 team. We had 16 players present, a lot of whom were aged 8 or 9 years old. Everyone got plenty of game time and played very well. Thank you to the Ballyheigue club for hosting us.

See you all again at training on Thursday evening at 6.30pm. Please remember to bring your mouth guard & a bottle of water to all training sessions as well as to all games.

U6    Sunday last saw us take on Kerin’s O’Rahillys in a game of 4 quarters. We fielded 3 teams which ensured more ball time per player. Great skill and heart was shown by all of our players .Thanks to the Strand Road side for visiting and we hope to return the journey soon.

Na Gaeil Ladies    Intermediate Championship Final, Na Gaeil Ladies v Austin Stacks

Takes place in Strand Road on Saturday evening July 29th at 6.30pm. Admission- Adults €5. Juveniles are free.

Na Gaeil Ladies v Scartaglen, Div 3 County League Final

We played in breezy conditions on Tuesday evening in Scartaglen in the County Final v Scartaglen.

Scartaglen had the hill and the wind for the 1st half and used it clinically despite some great defending from Wiktoria, Megan and Ailbhe.

We found it tough to hold onto the ball as our half backs Emma Dewey, Kayleigh Murphy and Cara Grealish were trying to hold the Scartaglen forwards, it was a struggle as they were physically stronger than us all around the pitch but we kept fighting on.

Scartaglen did put up a good score in the 1st half but we came out fighting in the 2nd half with Sarah and Freya leading the line from midfield. Muire and Sarah exchanged a goal each with more scores coming from Siena, Kayleigh Costello and Emma Savage.

Grace and Kelsey came into the defence to hold Scartaglen to 1 point for the 2nd half.  Aoife stepped into goals for the 2nd half with Winnie joining Cara Gannon and Sorcha in the forwards.

We had Scartaglen on the ropes but as our comeback was on, we lost a couple of players to injury which broke our momentum a little bit. Our luck was also out on the day as we hit the crossbar twice and the upright.

We won the 2nd half but unfortunately, we just couldnt get enough scores. Despite missing a few players through holidays and illness (wishing Eimer a speedy recovery), we played well and every player gave it their all. Well done after a great campaign as Scartaglen were the only team to defeat us.

U14 Team; Winnie Burke, Wiktoria Kania, Megan Fernane (C), Ailbhe Ní Dhálaigh, Cara Grealish, Kayleigh Murphy, Emma Dewey, Sarah Barrett (C),Freya O’Connor, Muire Kingston, Kayleigh Costello, Ciara Rath, Kelsey O’Mahony,Emma Savage, Siena Lucey, Aoife Barrett, Sorcha Casey, Cara Gannon, Aisling Casey, Grace Savage, Eimer O’Sullivan’ Jessica Harrington, Caoilinn O’Brien

Na Gaeil Ladies v Inbhear Sceine Gaels, Mary Jo Curran Cup
We played on Sunday morning in Killeen against the girls from South East Kerry. We started brightly with a few early scores.

Megan, Maura and Caragh were defending stoutly in the backs with Sarah and Freya in front of them as we only conceded 2 points in the 1st half. Erika and Clodagh were causing all kinds of trouble in the forwards as we finished the 1st half off strongly with another couple of goals and points.

ISG came out strong at the start of the 2nd half and scored and 3.03 to get themselves back onto the game but we settled as that was the last of their scores and we drove forward with Muireann being very strong in defence with the aid of Brid and Meabh. We scored another 3.05 as we took control and finished strongly. Final Score 7.11 to 3.06.  We are now looking for to our Intermediate Final on Saturday

Mná Na Gaeil, Mothers and Others Blitz Mallow.
We played Askeaton in our 1st game with strong performances from Deirdre, Susan and Agnes. It was a very tight game with great defending from both teams. With Askeaton scoring the 1st point  Susan equalised with a point after some great work from Caroline and Amy. With a great last minute save from Noelle in goals, we ended up drawing the 1st game.

We played our 2nd game v Mallow where Mallow got the 1st point after Noelle tipped it over the bar after a great shot. Debutants Anne Marie, Jacqui, Erris and Eileen started the game and showed some great moves in defence and forwards.

Susan scored us a goal before Sharon finished off the game with a point from a free kick that Helen won. Eileen was playing well before she was yellow carded for some of her Basketball skills. We won our 1st game of the day.

We played our 3rd game against old rivals Inch Rover’s from Cork who we seem to be pitted up against us every year but we were firing on all cylinders at this stage with forwards Jacqui, Helen and Heather causing all kinds of trouble.

Amy was dropping deep helping Caroline and Agnes in midfield. Points from Susan and Erris helped us win this game.

We played friends and foe Macroom in the final ‘Winner takes all’ game.  Macroom broke our defence for the only time in the game and scored a goal but it was to be the only score they got with Deirdre, Agnes and Anne Marie (in particular) putting their bodies on the line to stop Macroom from scoring.

Erris was driving forward with some great runs and got her reward with a fine goal and a late tackle. Agnes, Amy and Heather all had chances. Macroom got through with a few minutes left and were bearing down on goal but Noelle stopped her in her tracks(literally) .

With time running out and the game level, Deirdre won the ball from the kick out, passed to Catherine who bounced the ball, made a drive forward and placed it over the bar to win the game by a point.

It was a great day which ended with a rendition of the Rose of Tralee which is up on the Munster LGFA Facebook page.

It was a great day and everyone enjoyed the day and we all had a great laugh as well as some great football.

Thanks to Mary and Janice who helped out on the day keeping the spirits high and to Deirdre, Heather, Jacqui, Agnes and Janice with the ‘tenting’. Thanks to Sean and Staff for a great night on Saturday night as we celebrated the day.

Team: Mary Sheehy, Caroline Dillane, Susan Fernane, Sharon Roche, Deirdre Lynch, Janice McHugh, Catherine O’Shea, Helen Sugrue, Heather Shanahan, Amy Slattery, Agnes Sheehy, Anne Marie Burke, Jacqui Quillinan, Eileen Moriarty, Erris O’Carroll, Noelle Kingston

Na Gaeil Ladies v Fossa, U13 Championship
We played in atrocious conditions on Friday evening against a very strong Fossa U13 team but we gave a great display of heart and skill but we didn’t have the strength to match Fossa’s physical team.

We did play well when we got to grips with Winnie making a few saves in goals with some super kick outs into the wind and rain, Our defence of Ailbhe, Cara Grealish, Wiktori, Kelsey, Grace, Aoife Barrett and Elsie Peg were worked to the bone with midfielders Cara Gannon and Siena dropping to help out their defenders.

Sorcha, Siun and Emma were a great outlet when we did get the ball forward with Roisin Chloe trying to hold onto the ball. Priya, Caoimhe and Aoife came into the backs to help out while Katie and Jessie went into the forward line. Every girl played to the best of their ability and are a credit to their families for togging out on an awful night.

Team; Ailbhe Daly, Winnie Burke, Cara Grealish, Emma Dewey, Wiktoria Kania, Kelsey O Mahony, Siena Lucey, Grace Savage, Cara Gannon, Aoife Barrett, Sorcha Casey, Siun Fitzgibbon, Chloe Quillinan, Elsie Peg Rogers,  Aoife Hartnett, Jessie Grealish, Caoimhe Fernane , Katie Casey, Roisin O Mahony, Priya O’Donovan.

Sympathy    We extend our sincere sympathy to Muiris O’Sullivan and family on the death of his brother Peadar in Lucan recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. We also extend our sincere sympathy to Eileen Brick and family on the recent death of her father Dan Jer Casey of Rockchapel. May he rest in peace.

Clothes Collection    Na Gaeil are holding a fundraising clothes collection over the next few weeks. If anyone has bags of old clothes to dispose of please drop them up to the clubhouse when it suits you. It would be much appreciated.

Na Gaeil Cycling Club    Na Gaeil Cycling Club is now up and running with its spring schedule: Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm and Saturday mornings at 9am from the clubhouse. ALL ARE WELCOME, high vis essential.

Na Gaeil Annual Cycle    Na Gaeil Annual Cycle takes place this year on Saturday August 26th. Pencil it into your diary.

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. Contact Eddie at 0876791460 for more info. Indoor Core Training on Mondays from 7.00 to 8.00 in the gym and Friday nights from 7.30 to 8.30pm in the I.T.

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. We are now doing indoor Core work for the winter on Wednesday and Sunday evenings.  Contact Eddie at 0876791460 for more info.

Lotto   The draw for the jackpot of €3,000 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 2, 7, 14, 28.There was no winner.  €50 winners were Donal Daly, Meadowlands and Tom O’Loughlin, Manor West. €25 winners were Liam Culloty C/O Na Gaeil, Angela Moloney, Derrylea, Donal O’Connor, Alderwood Road, Mary & Eileen O’Shea, Meadowlands. Next week’s lotto is worth €3,100. 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 total voluntary basis.

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 use 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.

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