Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Congratulations to Na Gaeil’s Nora O’Connell and Jadyn Lucey who were on the Kerry Ladies team that defeated Limerick in the U21 Shield Munster Final on Friday night.

Seniors    Na Gaeil played Kilcummin in Round 8 of the County League on Saturday evening in Killeen in very warm conditions.

Na Gaeil got off to a good start with full forward Jamie Lowham crashing a ball to the back of the Kilcummin net in the first minute of the game. Kilcummin’s Noel Duggan pointed a free in the fourth minute to get them off the mark followed by a pointed free from Dara Devine for Na Gaeil. Kilcummin scored the next three points to level matters with twenty minutes gone.

Kieran O’Donovan and Diarmaid Herlihy replied with points for Na Gaeil before Kilcummin’s Oscar O’Connor sneaked in for a goal. Ian McCarthy fired over a good point for Na Gaeil on the stroke of half time to reduce the margin to one point at the interval on a score line of Na Gaeil: 1-04; Kilcummin: 1-05.

Dara Devine pointed a free at the start of the 2nd half but this was cancelled out by a point from James Nagle for Kilcummin.

The hard working Jamie Lowham was fouled in the square in the sixth minute and referee Eddie Barrett had no hesitation in awarding Na Gaeil a penalty which Dara Devine duly dispatched to the bottom right hand corner of the net sending Brendan Kealy the wrong way. This was followed by a great point from Jamie Lowham to put Na Gaeil three in front. Kilcummin responded by scoring four points on the trot to go ahead by the minimum with 20 minutes gone in the half.

Diarmaid Herlihy pulled one back for Na Gaeil to level matters again. Kilcummin fired over the next two points and looked set to close out the game but Na Gaeil never gave up. They were awarded a free out on the wing which was lobbed into the square.

Paul Daly got possession and off loaded it to the in rushing Eoin O’Neill who blasted it to the back of the Kilcummin net to go one ahead yet again with 30 minutes gone. Kilcummin broke down the field and Noel Duggan fired over to make it all square in injury time.

Na Gaeil won their kick out and launched one last attack up the field which yielded a 35m free out on the right wing.

As this favoured a left legged kicker captain Eoin Doody stepped up and cooly slotted it over the bar for the winning point as referee Eddie Barrett blew the full time whistle straight after the kick out. This was a good display by the Na Gaeil squad with everyone working hard all over the field.

Eamon O’Neill’s kick outs were very effective and all six backs defended tigerishly .Midfield held their own over the hour and the forwards worked their socks of up front.

Team: Eamon O’Neill, Ryan O’Neill, Kieran Dineen, Damien Bourke, Kieran O’Donovan(0-01), Eoin Doody(0-01), Shane Fitzgerald, Dan O’Connor, Eoin O’Neill(1-0), Ian McCarthy(0-01), Fergal Barry, Mike Griffin, Dara Devine(1-02), Jamie Lowham(1-01), Diarmaid Herlih(0-02)y. Subs: Paul Daly for Dara Devine; Rory Murphy for Shane Fitzgerald.

County League Rd 9    Na Gaeil are away to Dingle in round 9 of the county league next Saturday evening July 20th at 7.30pm.

Bus to Croke Park   There is a bus from Na Gaeil travelling to the Kerry V Donegal game in Croke Park next Sunday morning, leaving the clubhouse at 9.30am. The cost of the bus, a match ticket and a meal on the way home is €60 for adults and €40 for children. You can book at the clubhouse or contact Colm O’Súilleabháin on 087 908 0465.

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 €3,700 took place on Thursday evening last. Numbers drawn were 18, 20, 24, 27. There was no winner. €50 winners were Mary Maunsell, Laurel Court and Agnes Sheehy, Bateman’s Green. €25 winners were Denis O’Dowd, Riverside, Moss Leen, Ballymacelligott, Kayleigh Costello, Bateman’s Green and Catherine Curran, Liosardboula. Next week’s jackpot is €3,800. 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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