Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Na Gaeil’s Jack Barry fetches one from the sky on Sunday in Croke Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

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

U14    The Tralee Town Board U14 league is recommencing in August after its break to accommodate County League and Central Region fixtures.

Na Gaeil are hosting John Mitchels on August 15th at 7pm and are away to Ballymac on Wednesday August 30th at 7 pm. There is also a Town Board U13 league commencing in August & we expect to receive details of these fixtures in the coming week.

Training sessions for both teams will be held Monday and Thursday evening to help prepare for these upcoming competitions and details of training times will be sent by text.

Good Luck   Best of luck to Na Gaeil’s Diarmuid O’Connor and Ryan O’Neill and the Kerry Minor Team as they play Louth in the Electric Ireland All Ireland Minor Quarter Final in Portlaoise on this coming Saturday August 5th.

Throw in time is 1.15pm. We also wish the best of luck to Brosna’s Jimmy Keane and the Kerry Junior team as they play Meath in the All Ireland Junior Final also in Portlaoise on Saturday August 5th. Throw in at 3pm.

Well Done Well done to Jack Barry and the Kerry Senior Team that comprehensively defeated Galway in the All Ireland Quarter Final in Croke Park on Sunday. They will now meet either Mayo or Roscommon in the All Ireland Semi Final in Croke Park on Sunday August 20th.

Na Gaeil Ladies    U15 County Championship quarter final v Scartaglin.  We played Scart last Tuesday evening in Kileen in poor conditions with rain falling for most of the game.

Scart having beaten Na Gaeil well at U14 a week earlier got off to a flying start scoring 1-2 unanswered.  The home girls slowly started to get into the game, with points from Muire, Abi, Mary and Sarah.

Scart were still the stronger team and were getting through our defence too easily.  If it was not for Dearbhla, who stepped into goal on short notice, we would have been down more than the three points at half time.

She pulled off some great stops and was very accurate with her kick outs.  We got our heads together at half time and in the second half played more like the team we know we can be.

Mary and Sarah were coming out on top in mid-field while Kayleigh Murphy and Caragh were controlling the backs much better.  Scart were still getting scores but a goal from Abi brought us closer.

The real drama was saved for the last 5 minutes though.  The Scart lead was down to a point when they then extended it to two.

Four minutes to go and two points down, somehow, we won possession and worked the ball towards the Scart goal where, Sarah who was playing out of her skin, took her goal to put us a point up.

With just over two minutes to play we needed to win the kick out but it was Scart’s turn and they used the space to get up and slot home another goal to go two ahead again.

Things looked bleak for the girls in green as time was almost gone.  Once again Dearbhla picked her player with a great kick out.  Mary burst through midfield and found a Na Gaeil player on the right of the Scart goal.

There appeared to be no way through the Scart defence when somehow a pass got through to Kayleigh Costello, who kept her head, and calmly put the ball in the back of the net, a point up again.  We won the kick out and kept possession until the ref blew it up – leaving the final score:

Na Gaeil 3-8 Scartaglin 3-7.

Full credit to Scartaglin who played this game in a very sporting manner, it was a hard one to lose, but they were very gracious in defeat.

Sympathy    We extend our sincere sympathy to Joan Murphy & Family on the recent death of her brother Paddy O’Sullivan late of Lispole. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Get Well    We wish a speedy recovery to Kieran Fitzgerald who is recuperating after a recent accident.

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 summer 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 €3,100 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 3, 12, 17, 20.There was no winner. €50 winners were James Henry, Forge Cross and Michelle Mulchair, Askeaton. €25 winners were Michael O’Carroll, Laharn, Theresa Kelliher, Kielduff, John Reen, Oyster Hall and Seamie O’Neill, Derrylea. Next week’s lotto is worth €3,200. 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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