Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Seniors    Na Gaeil play Kenmare Shamrocks in Round 9 of the Senior County League on Saturday next July 14th at 7.30pm in Kenmare.

Minor Football Championship    St. Brendans will play West Kerry in Round 3 of the Minor Football Championship on Thursday July 12th at 7pm in Castlegregory.

U10    Well done to the U10 boys in their games against Kerins O’Rahillys on Sunday morning in Ballyrickard. Training will continue this Thursday evening at 6:30pm and also on Sunday morning at 11am. Don’t forget your gum-shields and water. See you all there!

U8    Na Gaeil U8s were very busy this week, with a Thursday evening training session and a blitz held at Kerins O’Rahilly’s Ballyrickard grounds on Sunday morning.  We fielded three teams.  All our players performed exceptionally and enjoyed a successful tournament. There will be another blitz at John Mitchel’s on Wednesday July 10th (tbc) and training will resume at our Killeen grounds on Thursday and Sunday.

U8 & U10 Girls    Our U8 & U10 girls travelled to Ballyrickard last Sunday morning to play Kerins O’Rahillys. We had 16 players so we split them into 2 teams of 8 and everyone got plenty of game time. For some of our girls it was their first-ever match. Well done to everyone and thanks to our mentors Lloyd, Susan, Helen and Muire. Thanks too to Kerins O’Rahillys for inviting us and for providing refreshments afterwards.

U16 Ladies    Following a break for Junior Cert exams and holidays we had our first game in a while.  We played Scartaglin away in a back game. With a lot of players still away and some out with injuries we had to call on a few under age players to make up the numbers – so a big thank you to Aoife, Caragh, Emma, Keylan and Siena.  We played with the bare thirteen and even though we were into the wind in the first half we managed to go in at half time just two points down.  Things were looking good for the second half and we were beginning to take control of the game and took the lead. The heat and the hard ground was taking effect on a couple of our girls and due to lack of subs Muire and Siena remained on the pitch but were very restricted in their running. Scart, who were very strong through the middle made some late bursts up the pitch and cut through the Na Gaeil defence to get a couple of goals to swing the match in their favour.  Final score Scartaglin 3 -07 Na Gaeil 2 -07.
We are still in a strong position to progress to the semi finals as we are level on points with three other teams but have a better points difference.  Having said that if we can get a result in our final match away to Firies then we would seal second place.  Well done to all the girls and our captain on the night, Megan.  Hopefully our numbers will be strengthened before we play again and we can return to winning ways!  Na Gaeil abu!  Also, a special mention to Na Gaeil’s Mary O’Connell who played in mid field for the Kerry U16’s in the All Ireland semi-final victory over Kildare in what was a tremendous battle that went to extra time.  The Kerry girls will meet Galway in the final on 25th July.


Na Gaeil GAA Club Summer Camp    Na Gaeil GAA Club Summer Camp will take place from Monday July 23rd to Friday July 27th in Na Gaeil. The camp will run from 10am to 1pm each day. The cost is €30 per child; €50 for two children from the same family with a maximum of €70 per family. For further information contact 087 908 0465 or 085 253 7813.

Congrats    We congratulate Andrew Barry who played at no. 6 on the victorious Kerry Junior Team that defeated Cork in the Munster Final last week. We also congratulate Mary O’Connell who played at no. 8 on the Kerry U16 Ladies Team that defeated Kildare in the All Ireland Semi Final in Tipperary Town last week.

Good Luck    We wish Jack Barry and the Kerry Senior Team the best of luck as they take on Galway in the first round of the Super 8’s in Croke Park on Sunday. Best of luck also to Stefan Okunbor, Diarmuid O’Connor and the Kerry U20 Team as they take on Kildare in the All Ireland Semi Final on Saturday at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.

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. . Training is on Monday and Friday nights in Na Gaeil. Contact Eddie at 0876791460 for more info

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. Training is on Wednesdays and Sunday evenings.  Contact Eddie at 0876791460 for more info.

Lotto:   The draw for the jackpot of €8,000 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 1, 2, 3, 11. There was no winner. €50 winners were Mary O’Shea, Blennerville and Anne Sheehy, C/O Eddie. €25 winners were Emma Cassidy, Derrylea, John Creedon, Shanakill, Denis Henry, A.F. Security and Honor & Pat O’Riordan, Racecourse Lawn. Next week’s jackpot is €8,100. 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 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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