Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Na Gaeil faithful taking part in the St Patricks Day parade.

Seniors    Na Gaeil play Ardfert away in round 2 of the County League this Sunday March 25th at 2pm. They play Listowel in the first round of the Premier Junior Championship the following Saturday March 31st in Mountcoal at 5.30pm.

U12    We had a very good turnout of lads at our training last Sunday despite the freezing conditions. That was our last session in the Complex. Next Sunday we start training on the pitch in Na Gaeil at 11am. Don’t forget to bring warm clothes, mouth guard and water. Our first game in the U12 county league is fixed for Sunday April 8th at 6pm away to Keel. Registration is also due to be paid so if players haven’t done so already we’d ask that they do so as soon as possible please. We always welcome new players so if you’d like to give football a go why not come along next Sunday & try it out.

U10    Boys U10 training returns to Killeen next Sunday morning. Be there for 10:00am. New members welcome to come along, registration will be taking place.
Don’t forget your gum-shields and water. See you all there!

Na Gaeil Ladies    In wintry snowy conditions, we played at home to Castleisland Desmonds in the Senior County League. Desmonds scored an early 2 points as it took us a few minutess to settle but Meagan scored a point from a free followed quickly with a goal from Meabh. Meagan and Meabh scored a point apiece after some good work from Carla and Clodagh McHugh.

Ayesha scored a goal after Eilis and Kate Anne set her up. Meagan scored another 2 points with Jadyn getting the final point of the half with Mags setting her up. As the 2nd half started, Clodagh O’ Connor won the ball from a long kick in, found Susan who laid it off to Nora to get the ball forward, laid the ball off to Ayesha to score her 2nd goal of the game.

Nora made another good run forward as Meabh played her in and scored a fine point from distance. From the kick out, Caoimhe won the ball and had a shot deflected for a 45’. From the resulting 45’, Meagan took it, kicked it high and on target, finding the back of the net. Desmonds rallied for a few minutes midway through the 2nd half, scoring 2 quick points and Laura saving a penalty but that was the last scores they had as there was some great defending from Caragh, Ria and Sarah along with the experience of Kate Anne, Muireann, Eilis and Susan and we were able to Keep Desmonds at bay.

We were able to bring on fresh legs with Freya coming into defence. Dearbhla, Eimer and Muire came into the forwards and with Nora and Jadyn bossing midfield, we were able to finish the game strongly with more points from Meagan, Ayesha and Jadyn. Another great performance and result. Final Score 4.10 to 1.05.

Team: Laura Fitzgerald, Muireann Moriarty, Susan Fernane, Caragh O’Neill, Eilis O’ Connor, Kate Anne O’Connor, Clodagh O’Connor, Meabh Barry, Nora O’Connell, Jadyn Lucey, Ayesha Roche, Meagan Sheehy, Carla Hanafin, Sibeal Casey, Clodagh McHugh, Mags Maunsell, Caoimhe Hanafin, Sarah Barrett, Freya O’ Connor, Ria Walsh, Dearbhla Quirke, Eimer O’Sullivan, Muire Kingston.

Best of Luck to Mary O’Connell and the Kerry Ladies U16’s as they play their 1st game away to Tipperary. Na Gaeil Ladies U12’s start their North Kerry League campaign next weekend away to Kerins O’Rahillys, time to be confirmed.

One Murder & a Christening    We’re delighted to announce that, due to popular demand, the hugely successful comedy/drama, One Murder and a Christening, penned by Mary Quirke, will make a welcome return to the stage.

The date for this extra performance is Thursday the 29th March and the venue, as before, is the club hall.To say that the previous two shows, on the 23rd and 24th February, were well received is an understatement of gargantuan proportions! People left the hall both nights with pains in their faces and sides from laughing so hard, and the recurring comment afterwards was that they would come again to see it if they could and recommend it highly to friends and family.

On that basis then, a decision was reached to go with a re-run. Obviously, this is a great club event, but we’d like to emphasise that it’s an occasion to be enjoyed by all, and you certainly don’t have to be affiliated to Na Gaeil to come along and savour the hilarity of this eventful comedy!!

Tickets for this over 18’s only show are now on sale in the club but be quick, because if the last performances are anything to go by, they won’t be there long!!

Tesco Tokens    Starting on Monday March 19th and for the next six weeks Na Gaeil will be one of three community organisations to benefit from the Tesco Blue Tokens. At the end of the six weeks Tesco will share €1000 between the three organisations. The amount of tokens collected by each group will determine the size of their share. So get shopping to Tesco and voting for Na Gaeil with the tokens. Ní neart go cur le chéile!

Book Launch    Na Gaeil’s Mike Culloty is launching his new book “For It Is Written” on Saturday, March 24th in Our Lady & St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre at 7.30pm.

“For It Is Written” takes us on a journey through the Bible, weaving the story between the Old & New Testaments together through the common thread that is Jesus Christ.

This book, written in an easy to read manner has already attracted praise from leading theology experts including Dr. Jessie Rogers, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Priced at €12 the book is available locally at Polymaths, O’Mahony’s, First Chapter, Manor and online at


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.

Annual Cycle    Na Gaeil Annual Cycle in aid of Na Gaeil Football Club will take place on Saturday April 21st. This will be an ideal practice cycle for those intending to take part in the Ring of Kerry Cycle. There are two routes: 40km & 80km. Adult fee: €25; U16 fee: €10 and Family fee: €60. Discounts will be available for Cycling Ireland members. You can register any evening in the clubhouse or on the morning of the cycle from 8am.

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 €6,400 took place on Tuesday evening last.

Numbers drawn were 8, 18, 27, 28. There was no winner. €50 winners were Gerard Aherne, Forge Cross and Michael Lynch, Banemore, Listowel.  €25 winners were Michael O’Mahony, Abbeydorney, Tom Rooney, Oakpark Road, Conor Kavanagh, Clogherbrien and Mary O’Sullivan, Lios Dara. Next week’s jackpot is €6,500. 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 totally 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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