Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Seniors    Newly crowned Premier Junior Champions Na Gaeil made the long journey to Templenoe on Saturday evening to take on the home side, newly crowned Intermediate Champions in round 3 of the Division 1 County League.

On a final score of Na Gaeil 0 – 18; Templenoe 1 – 11 Na Gaeil picked up our first points in Div 1. This was a hard earned win which seemed unlikely thirteen minutes from the end when we trailed by four.  The game was played in perfect conditions on a well maintained pitch.

The first half was a ding dong affair from the throw in with both sides giving of their best. Na Gaeil had three goal opportunities but magnificent saves by the excellent Templenoe net minder Dan Cahalane kept our best efforts at bay.

Our points came from Ian McCarthy, Niall O’Mahony, Mike Griffin and excellent free taker Dara Devine who scored three. We went in at the break a point down 1 – 05 to 0 – 07.

The home side threw everything at us in the second half and led 1 – 10 to 0 – 09 with just twelve minutes to go. Then some astute changes and the introduction of fresh legs from the bench changed the whole tempo of the game.

Our forwards outscored the opposition by 0 -8 to 0 – 02 in the final 12 minutes with Templenoe’s last score coming from a free, the last kick of the game.

Our scores came from Dara Divine 5 frees, Diarmaid Herlihy 2, Eoin O’Neill, Andrew Barry, Dara Reen.  This was a very good display by all after a very important game last week end.

There were emphatic displays in all areas with the more experienced players like Kieran Dineen, Eoin Doody and Andrew Barry being well supported by the new boys like Dara Devine, Niall O’Mahony, Fergal Barry, and Dara Reen who had a stormer after coming on and took his point with aplomb. It was great to see Diarmaid Herlihy, Darragh Sheehy and David Culloty back after long layoffs caused by injury.

Team: Eamon O’Neill, Ryan O’Neill, Kieran Dineen, Dara Sheehy, Niall O’Mahony, Andrew Barry, Fergal Barry, Eoin O’Neill, Dan O’Connor, Ian McCarthy, Eoin Doody, Kieran O’Donovan, Mike Griffin, Jamie Lowham, Dara Devine. Subs: Diarmaid Herlihy for Mike Griffin; Dave Culloty for Jamie Lowham; Padraig O’Sullivan for Dara Sheehy; Darragh Reen for Ryan O’Neill; Rory Murphy for Ian McCarthy;

Junior Football League    The Junior Football League kicks off this coming Friday evening May 17thwith Na Gaeil playing John Mitchel’s away at 7.30pm.

U12    The U12 boys have completed Round 1 of the County League Division 5A/5B with away wins over Annascaul/Lispole. They are now waiting on the fixtures for round 2 which is due to commence later this month. Training will continue as normal.

Skin Cancer Screening    As part of Euro Melanoma 2019 the Consultant Dermatologists from University Hospital Kerry and Victoria Hospital Cork will offer free walk-in skin cancer screening in the Outpatients Department of University Hospital Kerry on this coming Saturday May 18th from 9.30 to 11.30am. All adults are welcome.

Euro Melanoma is a pan European prevention campaign against skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It is also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. When allowed to progress, however, skin cancer can cause disfigurement and even death. The screening serves to highlight awareness of skin cancer amongst the general public and to encourage self checks for new or changing skin lesions.

Na Gaeil Golf Classic    We are holding our Golf Classic this year in the scenic O’Mahony’s Point, Killarney on Friday May 31st. Once again there is a very special prize on offer for one lucky golfer. A Toyota Yaris Hybrid will be presented to the person who gets a hole in one on the par three 18th green.

Tim Kelliher of Kelliher’s Toyota Garage in Rathass, Tralee said at the launch that Toyota is very happy to sponsor this wonderful prize.  If you are interested in taking part in Na Gaeil Golf Classic this June Bank Holiday weekend contact Donal Lucey on 087 257 7729; Tim Lynch Junior on 087 418 4239; Morgan Sheehy on 087 647 6803 or Pat O’Connor on 087 938 4808. Teams of four are €400 and a tee box sponsorship is €100. A meal will be provided in the clubhouse in O’Mahony’s Point for all the participants. All funds raised will go back into the club to improve its facilities.

Coiste Na nÓg Quiz     A quiz to raise funds for Coiste Na nÓg will be held in the clubhouse on Friday May 17th commencing at 8.30pm. Teams of four are €40. Please come out and support.

Free Digital Skills Course    Our Club are looking for members who are interested in participating in a Free Digital Skills Course. Topics covered include: surfing the net, email, social media, shopping and banking online. If interested drop into the club house and sign up. Course duration is 10 hours and will be run over a couple of evenings in the clubhouse. Dates and times will be scheduled depending on demand. This is a great opportunity for anybody wishing to brush up on their computer skills and it’s free. So please come along and sign up as soon as possible and we will get the course up and running.

Na Gaeil Cycling Club    Na Gaeil Cycling Club summer schedule: Saturday mornings at 9.00am 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 €2,800 took place on Thursday evening last. Numbers drawn were 3, 11, 23, 27. There was no winner. €50 winners were Ollie O’Connell, Oakpark Demesne and Malachy, C/O Na Gaeil.  €25 winners were Sheila & Bill Looney, Lisbeg, Peter O’Driscoll. Oakfield Square, Kieran O’Shea, Rossalea, Killarney and Moss Leen, Ballymacelligott.. Next week’s jackpot is €2,900. 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.

Clothes Collection    There is now a Clothes Collection Bin situated in Na Gaeil car

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