Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Bord na nÓg AGM    Na Gaeil Bórd na nÓg held their AGM last weekend. Officers elected were Chairperson Colm Ó’Súilleabháin, Vice-chairperson Ros Fitzgerald, Secretary John Keating, Treasurer Cathy Carey.

Colm in his chairperson’s  report gave a fine account of activities that took place last year but concentrated chiefly on his hopes for next year.

Having been declared Juvenile Club of the year for 2017 was the icing on the cake for the past season as it confirmed that the members are getting things right. This will encourage teams, parents, officers and club members generally to continue the work that has to go in to running a successful club in football, Scór and various social activities.

As luck would have it there was a presentation for our minors of 2017, Diarmuid and Ryan all Ireland medal winners and Fergal who was on the first ever under 17 Kerry minor team. Colm emphasised that all three had graduated from our own under 6 team.

John Keating gave a rundown on all games played last year and pointed out that Na Gaeil competed successfully at all age levels with under 16 winning the Co. League Div2 and the town board league, under 14 won Co. Div 2 league and St Brendan’s board league.

Kerry Minor Presentation    A presentation was made to our three Kerry Minors Diarmuid O’Connor, Ryan O’Neill and Fergal Barry in Na Gaeil Clubhouse on Friday night last. The Tommy Markham Cup was also present and a great night was had by all.

Diarmuid, Ryan and Fergal started learning their footballing skills from the age of 6 in the club and it is testament to their sheer dedication and the great under age structure in the club that they have achieved so much with club and county. They are great role models for all the young players in Na Gaeil and we wish all the best in the future.

Christmas Raffle Draw    The following are the lucky winners of the Christmas Raffle Draw. The 1st prize of a TV was won by Ann O’Carroll. 2nd prize of €100 was won by Enda O’Connor and 3rd prize of a Dolce Gusto coffee maker was won by Mary O’Mahoney.

Congratulations and a massive thank you to everyone who supported this raffle. It was greatly appreciated by the Na Gaeil Bingo Committee.

Scór na nÓg     Best of luck to Na Gaeil’s Dearbhla Quirke in recitation and to the Léiriú Group who are competing in the Munster Final of Scór na nÓg in Ovens in Co. Cork on Sunday next January 7th.

February Drama    As for the drama in February…’s ‘One Murder and A Christening’ and it’s the sequel to the highly successful One Wedding and a Funeral from last year. It will be held in the club on the nights of the 23rd and 24th February.

As anyone who attended The Wedding last January will confirm, a fantastic night’s entertainment is guaranteed! Keep an eye on these notes for more details over the coming weeks.

Sympathy   We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Paul Lucey of Liosdara, Oakpark and formerly of Caragh Lake, Killorglin who died recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. We also extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Declan Casey of Liosbeag, Oakpark on her recent passing. May she rest in peace.

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 €5,300 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 4, 13, 21, 26. There was no winner. €50 winners were Derek Gibson, Limerick and Sean Gleasure, Bateman’s Green. €25 winners were Michael Lynch, Ballybeggan, Kieran Dineen, Abbeydorney, Senan Ross, Killeen and Declan & Ann O’Sullivan, Cluain Dara. Next week’s lotto is worth €5,400. 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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