Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Seniors:   Na Gaeil played An Ghaeltacht in Round 4 of the Division 1 County League on Sunday last with a much depleted side.

Missing were our Leaving Cert students, injured full back Kieran, and Andrew missed twenty nine minutes of the second half through injury.  A red card early in the second half did not help matters either.

We played with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half but found it difficult to score against a strong well marshalled Gaeltacht defence limiting us to just four points to their own eight. Our backs played very well against a very mobile forward unit and our disciplined tackling forced An Ghaeltacht to kick eleven wides in the first half.

The second half started very well for us, winning the throw-in and a perfect pass from Dara Reen to Andrew Barry left Andrew off on a great solo run which he finished to the net. Unfortunately he injured himself and had to leave the field.

We got a point shortly afterwards to leave the game all square with twenty minutes to go. Gaeltacht got nine unanswered points until we got a goal with the last move of the game, from Niall O’Mahony, to leave the final score 0 – 17 to 2 – 05. Our scores came from Andrew Barry 1 – 00, Dara Devine 0 – 03, Dara Reen 0 – 01, Mike Griffin 0 – 01, Niall O’Mahony 1 – 00. We play Legion, away, on w/e 9th June in round five.

Na Gaeil Golf Classic:    We are holding our Golf Classic this year in the scenic O’Mahony’s Point, Killarney on this 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 €300 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

U12:    The U12 boys had wins over Sneem/Derrynane in Round 2 of the county league division 6A/6B on Sunday evening last. Well done to all the lads on another great performance! There will be no games this weekend; next up we will be away to Annascaul/Lispole on the 16th of June. Training will continue as normal during the week but there will be no training on Sunday next June 2nd.

Kerry Minors:    Congratulations to Devon Burns and Jack Sheehan who played on the Kerry Minor Team that defeated Clare last week. Devon had a great game between the posts and Jack impressed when introduced in the 2nd half. They play Cork in the final

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 €3,000 took place on Thursday evening last. Numbers drawn were 3, 4, 24, 27. There was no winner. €50 winners were Roger Harty, Boherbee. Kevin Lucey, Chestnut Drive. €25 winners were Breda Browne, Cloonanorig, Mary Lacey, Derrylea. Adrian O’Connor, Dublin. Phyllis O’Herlihy, Ballyvelly. Next week’s jackpot is €3,100. 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. 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 park.

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