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Na Gaeil Ladies team that defeated Rathmore in the Division 1 County League Final.

Na Gaeil Ladies    Na Gaeil Ladies v Rathmore, Div 1 Senior County League Final. For the 1st time in Na Gaeil Ladies history, we played in a County League Division 1 Final. The final was against a very experienced Rathmore team and was played in Scartaglen in dry conditions with a nice breeze playing downfield.

We started brightly with a well worked goal from Jadyn Lucey followed quickly by points from Megan O’ Connor and Meagan Sheehy as we had the wind and the hill for the 1st half. Rathmore scored a point before we got another point from Meabh. Rathmore replied again with a point before Clodagh nearly chipped the keeper for a goal but went over the bar for a point.

We were really squeezing up on Rathmore kickouts and were unlucky not to get a couple of goals out of it. Meagan and Meabh scored another point apiece after some great work from Marie and Mary.

Rathmore scored another two points before a point from Nora and a goal from Ayesha on the stroke of half time to leave us with a scoreline 2.07 to 0.04.

Rathmore had the wind and the hill for the 2nd half and it was going to very tough for us to try and keep our lead. Rathmore came out of the blocks flying scoring 1.04 within the first 6 minutes but we settled with Susan, Kate Anne and Sarah Barrett taking control of their full forward line.

Laura made a world class save in the 1st half and her kickouts into the wind for the 2nd half were outstanding.

Eilis and Brid were everywhere, winning tackles, setting up attacks and Deirdre through the centre breaking out with ball, stopping the Rathmore players coming through the centre. Mary dropped in alongside Deirdre to stem Rathmore’s attacks and Meabh sat in beside Nora in midfield.

A point from Megan O’Connor got us back on track before Meagan Sheehy made a great run with the ball and found the back of the net. Erika came on and combined with Jadyn to help Ayesha score another goal to help us settle.

Muireann came on with fresh legs into defence with Freya to help shore up the backline. Rathmore picked off a few more points but could not find their way past our defence. Carla came into the defence with Mags coming into the full forward line as we held out for a historic victory playing in our first ever Div 1 County League Final and winning on a scoreline of 4.08 to 1.13.

The game was played in great spirit by both sides in what was a very exciting and competitive game. Captain Susan Fernane made a great speech after collecting the cup from County Secretary Donal Rahilly.

It was a superb team effort from all the girls and credit is due to them for all the hard work that they have put into it.

We now have a Munster Quarter Final on Sunday the 30th October against Stradbally from Waterford with venue and time to be confirmed. We would also like to thank all our supporters who came out on the day and our two mascots Karen and Eilis O’Brien.

A special mention to Caragh O’Neill who had played so well all year and helped get us to where we are now but is unfortunately out injured at the moment.

Na Gaeil captain Susan Fernane receiving the Division 1 cup from County Secretary Donal Rahilly.

Team: Laura Fitzgerald, Susan Fernane, Deirdre Kearne

y, Sarah Quigley, Mary O’ Connell, Brid O’Connor, Nora O’Connell, Jadyn Lucey, Eilis O’Connor, Meagan Sheehy, Meabh Barry, Kate Anne O’Connor, Marie Quirke, Ayesha Roche, Megan O’Connor ,Clodagh McHugh, Aine O’Sullivan, Erika O’Sullivan, Sibeal Casey, Marguerite Maunsell, Clodagh O’Connor,  Muireann Moriarty, Martina O’Connor, Ria Walsh, Dearbhla Quirke, Caragh O’Neill, Freya O’Connor, Sarah Barrett, Carla Hanafin, Muire Kingston, Blaithnaid O’Connor.

U11 Boys    Last Sunday our U11 boys took part in the Hughie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tournament in Moyvane.

Na Gaeil U11 team that played in the Hughie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tournament in Moyvane last weekend.

We got off to a great start by beating Abbeyfeale in our first game. Beale were our opponents in the second game but they proved a little too strong for us. Next up we played Moyvane but despite our best efforts again we came up just short. Our final game was against Kilrush. Our lads came from behind in the 2nd half to salvage a well deserved draw. Moyvane won out the competition so our lads can be very proud of their efforts over the course of the day.

U10 Boys    The U10 boys played Austin Stacks on Sunday morning in Killeen. There were two teams and everyone put in a great performance. Well done!  On Thursday evening we welcome Dr Crokes to Killeen. Can everyone be there for 6:15pm. Also next Sunday morning we are travelling to play Fossa where the games are scheduled to start at 11am.

U10 Girls    Last Saturday in Killeen our girls took part in the U-10 Garda blitz in memory of the late Garda Carmel O’Connor.

The Na Gaeil team at the Carmel O’Connor Memorial Blitz at Na Gaeil GAA Club on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Despite the poor weather conditions our girls played some great football. They played 3 very competitive games against Abbeydorney, Ballyduff & Churchill. All our girls got plenty of game time and went home happy with their beautiful medals. Thank you to the Gardaí who organised the event and we look forward to competing in it again next year.

Quiz    Our Mná Na Gaeil Team are getting ready for the Annual Gaelic for Mothers and Others Blitz in Portmarnock on Saturday the 6th October. They will be holding a Table Quiz to fundraise for their trip to Dublin. The Table Quiz will be held in Na Gaeil on Friday the 28thof September at 8.30pm. €40 for Table of 4 with spot prizes also to be won on the night. Please come along and support.

Co. Championship Quarter Final    Best of luck to St. Brendan’s Senior Football Team as they take on near neighbours Kerins O’Rahillys in the quarter final of the Senior County Championship on this coming Saturday September 29th in Austin Stack Park at 7.45pm.

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 €9,100 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 2, 7, 13, 25. There was no winner. €50 winners were Seán O Dálaigh, Chestnut Drive and Barry O’Donnell, Derrylea. €25 winners were Gerard Hogan, The Square, John O’Hehir, Doon, David & Bríd Rath, Niall Lucey, Oakley Park. Next week’s jackpot is €9,200. 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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