Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Juvenile: Our juvenile season is now up and running with all teams back doing light training and games. Watch these notes for reports etc. and make sure that mentors/coaches have parents’/guardians’ phone numbers for texts to keep families informed of times and venues etc..

We hope that everyone will enjoy the year and have successes like last year. Parents can be assured that all our coaches are gárda vetted and have their appropriate coaching badges. Remember that Na Gaeil is Juvenile Club of the Year

Scór: A big thank you to all who supported our quiz last Friday evening. This was to help support our young Lèiriú thespians who are heading to Sligo to represent Na Gaeil Tralee /St Brendan’s Board, Kerry and Munster in the All-Ireland Scór Na nÓg Final on Saturday 17th February. We hope that you all enjoyed the evening.

Senior: Town Board league played last weekend Austin Stacks 2 – 13 Na Gaeil 2 – 06. We are away to Ballymac this Sunday, 11th,  at 12 30pm.

Minor: Our Minors started their town league campaign, Sunday last, with a win oyer Mitchells on a score line of Na Gaeil 5-11 Mitchells 1-9.

It was great game of football and great to have the first game of the season played. Jack Sheehan opened the scoring with a point quickly followed by a goal by Dan Goggin.Darragh.  Reen and Dan Goggin provided all our scores for the rest of the first half which finished 2-5 to 1-4 in favour of Na Gaeil.

We played great team football especially in defence where Adam Burke gave a huge display. Our younger players really came good with good defensive work from Jimi O’Suileabhain,  Liam Kingston and Enda O’Connor helped by our older boys Ruari O’Sullivan and Rory Murphy who worked tirelessly for the whole game.

Jack Rogers in Goal pulled off some great saves and was very unlucky to concede a penalty in the second half. Aaron Dewey and Fergal Barry controlled the middle third with Fergal making some blistering runs and contributing two points in the second half.

Darragh Reen, Dan Goggin and Liam Rice were unstoppable in the half forward line with Darragh adding another goal in this half. Our full forward line of Matthew Burke,  Jack Sheehan,  Jamie Fitzgerald and Graham Sheehy also contributed 1 – 04 in the second half.

Well done to all involved. Next game away to Austin Stacks at 3 00pm on Sunday next 11th

Under 14: The U14 Boys returned last Tuesday, January 30th, with a well-attended meeting of both parents and players… The coaching staff will also meet the players on Tuesday next, the 6th February. Training will recommence on Sunday, February 11th, at the All Weather pitch in the Complex. It is proposed that training will continue on Sundays and Tuesdays after that. New members are always welcome. Please attend the various events as they affect you.

Under 12: We had a good turnout of lads at our training last Sunday. Hope to see you all again next Sunday in Tralee Sports Complex starting at 11am. Bring warm clothes, mouth guard, water and €2 to cover the cost of the venue. Registration is also due to be paid so if players didn’t pick up a registration form last Sunday we’d ask that they take one home next Sunday. We always-welcome new players so if you would like to give football a go why not come along next Sunday & try it out.
Belated birthday wishes to our players Conor Lucey, Paddy McElligott, Dylan McEnaney, Jamie Schoenmaker & Liam Cooper who all celebrated birthdays in January.

Under 10: training took place last Sunday morning at the Tralee sports complex with a most enjoyable training session.Training continues again next Sunday at 10 00am also at the sports complex. New members welcome! Don’t forget your gum-shields, water and €2 to cover the cost of facilities. See you all there!

Under 8: It may have been a very cold start, but the sun was shining on the Under 8s when they began their warm-up at Tralee Sports Complex on Sunday. We had a very big turn out and the children really enjoyed the training session, which culminated in two exciting games. Next Sunday’s training will also be held at Tralee Sports Complex, starting at 10 00am.  Do not forget your gum shield, drinking water and €2 for use of the facilities.

Ladies: Well done to Laura Fitzgerald, Deirdre Kearney and Meabh Barry who helped the Kerry Senior Ladies Team defeat Mayo in Brosna on Sunday in the National League Div 1.

U12, U10 and U8 Girls training has started back in the Tralee Sports Complex on Sunday Mornings at 11.00; all old and new players are welcomed. Please bring boots, runners and €2.00. For more information, ring Eddie at 0876791460

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

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 €5,800 took place on Tuesday evening last.

Numbers drawn were 1, 2, 11 and 14.  No winner of Jackpot of the jackpot of €5,800.

Draw: €50:  Tim Coakley, Derrylea, Catherine Curran, Farmers Bridge, Tralee.

€25: James Brosnan, Dingle. Seamie O’Neill, Derrylea. Michael Moriarty, Liosdara. Colm Nealon, c/o Na Gaeil. Jackpot next week €5,900. 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 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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