Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Na Gaeil Leiriú Group of Aoife O’Sullivan, Joshua Roche, Isabel Crowe, Áine O’Sullivan, Liam Óg Kingston, Emily Crowe, Dearbhla Quirke and Barry Sugrue who won the Munster semi Final of Scór na nÓg in Ovens , Co. Cork on Sunday.

Scór na nÓg    Congratulations to Na Gaeil’s super talented  Dearbhala Quirke ( Recitation) and our Leiriu whiz kids ,Barry Sugrue, Liam Óg Kingston, Joshua Roche, Aine & Aoife O’Sullivan, Dearbhala Quirke  and Isabelle and Emily Crowe who were crowned Scór Na nÓg Munster Semi Final champions in Ovens on Sunday last.

They now go forward to represent Na Gaeil and Kerry in the Munster Final on Sunday 7thJanuary 2018 in Ovens.

So Well Done everyone and very best of luck! A very big Thank You to Margaret Doody and Mary Quirke for their commitment and coaching skills and to Helen Sugrue and Cliodhna Quirke for helping out on the day. Thanks also to everyone who travelled to support the group and to Sean, Johnny and staff in Na Gaeil for being accommodating as always for rehearsals ..!!

Juvenile Club of the Year    Everyone in Na Gaeil was delighted when news filtered through on Tuesday night that the club had been awarded Juvenile Club of the year for 2017. The award was presented to Coiste na nÓg club Chairperson Colm O’Súilleabháin, John Keating and Tim Lynch by Tom Keane Chairperson of Kerry Coiste na nÓg.

This award is testament to the great under age coaching structure in the club and to the hard work and commitment of all the club officials, players, mentors, coaches and parents who give so much of their time to Coiste na nÓg in the club. Congrats to all involved on such a wonderful achievement.

Na Gaeil Ladies    Na Gaeil v Finuge/St Senans, Senior Ladies Div 2 County League Semi Final

We played at home on Saturday afternoon in dry but cold conditions. Meagan got us our 1st point from a free after Ayesha got pulled back. Finuge/St Senans came back at us scoring 1.03 without reply. We were struggling to get a grip on the game.

Dearbhla had a shot for a point but hit the upright with Caoimhe in position to get the rebound and find the back of the net. Clodagh McHugh won another free which Jadyn popped over the bar. Just as we were starting to take control  Finuge/St Senans scored 1.01 on the stroke of half time to leave us 5 points down at the break.

We gathered ourselves together at half time, had a quick chat and came out onto the field ready for a battle to try and win the game. Nora won the ball from the throw-in, found Ayesha who struck it beyond the keeper to get us back in the game.

As we were putting on the pressure, Caragh and Mags won a couple of free kicks that Meagan put over the bar to level the game. Muireann, Freya and Susan were now holding their lines well with Aine making a couple of good saves when called upon.

Finuge/St Senans scored another 2 points to give them back the lead but our half backs Clodagh O’Connor, Mary and Sarah combined well to set Nora on a run to score a goal to give us the lead. Mairin and Caragh played in Kate Anne to score a brave goal which left her a bit winded.

As we thought that we controlling the game Finuge/St Senans broke away and scored a late goal to leave us leading by a single point but we held onto possession well to see out the game. Final Score 4.05 to 3.07. Well done to all involved in another exciting game. We can look forward to our County Final v Dr Crokes after a long year.

Team; Aine O’Sullivan, Muireann Moriarty, Susan Fernane, Caragh O’Neill, Kate Anne O’Connor, Mary O’Connell, Clodagh O’Connor, Nora O’Connell, Jadyn Lucey, Clodagh McHugh, Meagan Sheehy, Dearbhla Quirke, Caoimhe Hanafin, Ayesha Roche, Mags Maunsell, Mairin Maher, Sarah Barrett, Freya O’Connor

Golf Outing    Na Gaeil Christmas Golf Outing is on Saturday the 30th December from 9.30am in Castlegregory Golf Club. All golfers and non golfers are welcome with Prize Giving in the club from 9.00pm that night.

Congratulations    Heartiest congrats to Na Gaeil senior player Dylan Seymour who graduated from the Garda Training College in Templemore recently. We wish him the very best of luck in his future career.

Bumper Christmas Raffle    Our Bumper Christmas Raffle will be launched at this Monday night’s Bingo November 27th.  1st prize: A Walker 32” TV. 2nd prize: €100 cash prize. 3rd prize: A Dolce Gusto coffee maker with Americano pods.

Tickets are €2 each or 5 for €5 and are available in the clubhouse. Please write your full name and contact number on ticket stubs. Please support this wonderful fundraiser.  Míle Buíochas, Na Gaeil Bingo Committee.

Na Gaeil Christmas Cracker    Join us for a cracker of an evening with festive family fun and frolics on Sunday 17th December at Na Gaeil from 5pm till LATE..!!!

First up We will have a Christmas themed colouring competition for kids from U6 to U12’s with prizes in every age group …

All participants may drop in their entries with name, age and contact details to the club from Saturday to Sunday afternoon. Judging will take place and winners will be announced later in the evening …! So get colouring !!!

AND..!!!Hear ye Hear ye kiddies …!!!You can get your very own photo taken with Santa between  5.30 and 6.30 … SO…You do not want to miss out on this magic moment …!

And For those who are too big to sit on Santas knee, the craic will continue long after the man in the red suit has left the building ..!

Enjoy your very own Mini Christmas Market with mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas Carols and more……..

There will also be fabulous homemade Xmas goodies for sale and lots of wonderful Spot Prizes along the way ……

So make it a date this Sunday 17th December from 5pm onwards for a festive fun-filled family evening  …….Ho ! Ho ! Ho!

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.

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 €5,100 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 1, 4, 9, 14. There was no winner.

€50 winners were Grainne Morgan, Laurel Court and Dick O’Brien, Connolly Park. €25 winners were Seamus Weldon, Killarney, Paddy Tobin, Oakpark, Kieran O’Donovan, Clash East and Nora & Joe Clifford, Derrylea. Next week’s lotto is worth €5,100. 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 and relaxation.  Everyone from novice to senior will enjoy a relaxing game of 45.

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