Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Seniors    Na Gaeil travelled to Finuge on Sunday to take on the home team in round 2 of the Premier Junior Championship.

Unfortunately the game had to be abandoned after twenty minutes in a most distressing manner when two Finuge players collided and were seriously injured.

The ambulance had to be called and both players were removed to hospital .It was very upsetting for the players, their families, the Finuge club and players and supporters from both sides.

Everyone in the Na Gaeil club sends their best wishes to both players and their families and we hope that they have a speedy recovery.

The game was level at four points each before it was called off. Na Gaeil’s scores came from Jack Barry (2) and one each from Diarmuid O’Connor and Eoghain Sheehy.  Maurice Corridan pointed two frees for Finuge and Ricky Heffernan and Paudie Galvin scored one each.

Premier Junior Championship Round 3    Round 3 of the Premier Junior Championship Na Gaeil V Ballymac is due to take place in Na Gaeil on Saturday evening next April 14th at 6.30pm. The fact that Na Gaeil must play Finuge in a rescheduled round 2 in Round 2 may have a bearing on this fixture.

U14    Our County League game against Milltown/Castlemaine was postponed to a later date, so our next outing will be in the group stage of the Lee Strand Féile na nÓg 2018 competition. These games will be held on next Wednesday 11th April. We are in group B3 with Ballyduff and Knock/Brosna/Duagh. The games will be held in Na Gaeil. Our first match will be against Ballyduff at 6.45pm, and the next game will be at 8pm. The games are 10 minutes a half, with the halftime break being 5 minutes. All players are asked to meet at Na Gaeil at 6pm. Due to the pitch being unavailable on Sunday. Our next training session will be at 6pm on Monday 9th April.

U12    We were due to play Keel last Monday in the first round of the U12 county league. We will have a report in next week’s notes. Training will be every Monday & Wednesday evening. Please ensure you bring your gum shield & a bottle of water to all sessions and games. If you’d like to try football why not come along to training some night and give it a go.

U10    Boys U10 training continues in Killeen next Sunday morning at 11am.
Don’t forget your gum-shields and water. See you all there!

U16 Ladies    Our 2018 season kicked off with a home game against Ballymac.  The timing of the game was not great as it fell during the Easter holidays and a number of our players were away. We managed to get fourteen players thanks to some of the U14 girls stepping up.

The conditions were very poor on the night but the Na Gaeil girls were dominating possession. However they were unable to convert the possession into scores and after a very low scoring first half went in a point down 0-2 to 0-3.

Ballymac came out stronger in the second half and with plenty of subs were able to keep their legs fresh.  All credit to the home team though, they did not lie down and kept up the tempo they showed in the first half.

We then took a body blow when we conceded a goal. In such a low scoring game this gave the visitors a big lift and they started piling on the pressure.  The Na Gaeil backs stood firm and dealt with the challenges.

It was difficult to breech the Ballymac defence but when the ball was cleared from the Na Gaeil defence late in the game, Sarah Barrett picked up the ball and covered great ground, her shot rebounded to the oncoming Sophie Lowham who beat the Ballymac defence to the ball and claimed a goal for the home team.

It was nip and tuck until the final whistle with both sides exchanging points. The game ended with both teams sharing the points.  The Na Gaeil girls will be disappointed that they did not do better with their scoring opportunities but with so many young players stepping up, this was no bad start to the league.

We have no match this week but face the Stacks away and Legion at home the following week.  Hopefully with more girls back and a few more training sessions we will be able to build on the opening performance.

Na Gaeil : Winnie Burke, Megan Fernane, Kayleigh Murphy, Eimer Ni Shúileabháin, Caragh O’Neill, Freya O’Connor, Mary O’Connell, Sarah Barrett, Muire Kingston, Dearbhla Quirke (capt.), Emma Dewey, Sophie Lowham, Siena Lucey, Caragh Grelish

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!

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 €6,700 took place on Tuesday evening last.

Numbers drawn were 3, 4, 5, 27. There was no winner. €50 winners were John Lacey, C/O Mary Sheehy and John Higgins, Ballyvelly.  €25 winners were Michael O’Connell, Oakpark, Donie Sheehan, Killarney, Tomo Burke, Castleisland and Damien Ginty, Cluain Dara.. Next week’s jackpot is €6,800. 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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