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Na Gaeil Senior Ladies Football Team that defeated Waterford Champions Stradbally in the Munster Intermediate Quarter Final In Mallow on Sunday.

Na Gaeil Ladies    Munster Intermediate Championship Quarter Final: We played in Mallow on Sunday against Waterford Champions Stradbally in a closely fought game. We got off to a great start with a point from Meabh and a goal from Megan.

Stradbally replied with two points before Megan and Meabh scored a point each. Stradbally scored another two points before Nora fired in a goal. Stradbally scored a point just before halftime to leave the score at 2.03 to 0.05 at the interval. Meagan started the 2nd half with a well taken point but Stradbally replied with two more points.

Brid made a run from deep and placed the ball over the bar. Stradbally were coming at us hard now but our defence stood strong with Laura very cool in goals and her kickouts were excellent. Stradbally scored two further points from frees before Nora found Marie with a super cross field ball and Marie palmed it into the back of the net. Stradbally came again and scored two more points before Marie got the last point of the game to give us victory on a scoreline of 3.06 to 0.11.

Next up we have Monagea from Limerick on Sunday the 7th of October with venue and time to be confirmed. A huge thanks to everyone that helped feed the players, management and supporters when we came back to the Club after the game.

Team: Laura Fitzgerald, Susan Fernane, Deirdre Kearney, 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 .

U16 Ladies    Following a number of weeks without a game the girls took to the pitch last Thursday when we travelled to Ballymac to play our first North Kerry league Division 1 game of the season.

Conditions were perfect but at this time of the year daylight is the concern.  Having played Ballymac earlier in the season we knew we would be facing a stiff challenge.  Muire captained our girls on the night and led by example when she opened  the scoring with a couple of lovely points.  The Na Gaeil girls were dominating play in the first half and had the game well under control.  We went in at half time with a six point lead.  As is the way with football, it can be a game of two halves.

Ballymac came out in the second half with a more determined attitude and began to put their mark on the game and pulled off some excellent scores including an early goal that closed the game.

The girls in green kept picking off their own scores to stay in front but mid way through the second half the home team got two quick goals, one from play and one from a penalty. This really added to the tension.

Our girls responded well with a couple of more points and fought hard to maintain their lead.  Ballymac had their chances to claim the game with two goal chances near the end but the ball went over for points on both occasions.  At the final whistle our girls ended up two points to the good. Final score: Ballymac: 3 – 07; Na Gaeil: 2  – 12.

Na Gaeil:  Aine O’Sullivan, Megan Fernane, Kayleigh Murphy, Caragh Greilish, Eimer O’Sullivan, Sarah Barrett, Sophie Lowham, Mary O’Connell, Freya O’Connor, Muire Kingston (C), Dearbhle Quirke, Ciara Rath, Kayleigh Costello Emily Crowe and Sienna Lucey.  Special thanks to our younger girls Aoife, Siun and Grace who came on as subs during the match. Next game is away to Corcha Dhuibhne on Thurs. 4th Oct.

Mothers and Others Blitz    Best of Luck to our Mna Na Gaeil who are heading to Dublin this weekend for the Annual Mothers and Others Blitz in Portmarnock.

Quiz    We would also like to thank everyone who supported our Table Quiz on Friday night. Congratulations to winners Troy O’Connell, Denis and Eileen Moriarty who scored a perfect 80 out of 80.

County Championship Quarter Final    After a poor start against Kerins O’Rahillys in Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening St. Brendan’s made a great fight back in the 2nd half and were only a point behind coming into the closing stages of the game.

With a bit of luck in the last few minutes the result might have been different. Well done to Kerins o’Rahillys on their victory and we wish them all the best in the semi final against Dr. Crokes in two weeks time.

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 €9,200 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 6, 7, 8, 28. There was no winner. €50 winners were Paul Creedon, Cork and Geraldine McCarthy, Tralee. €25 winners were James Henry, Forge Cross, Evelyn Weir, Derrylea, Jer Naughton, Cúl Doire and Tony Lyons, Oakpark. Next week’s jackpot is €9,300. 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. Starting time is 9.30pm and everyone from novice to senior will enjoy a relaxing game of 45.

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