Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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All Ireland Final Replay    We wish Jack Barry, Diarmuid O’Connor and the Kerry team and management the very best of luck in the All Ireland Final Replay in Croke Park on Saturday next. Another great day for our club.

Cahill Cup    Na Gaeil will play Churchill in the semi-final of the Cahill Cup on Friday September 13that 6.45pm. The game will be played at a neutral venue yet to be decided.

U14 St. Brendan’s Board Final    Na Gaeil played St. Pat’s Blennerville the week before last in the St. Brendan’;s Board U14 B Championship Final in Blennerville. The game was played in ideal conditions, although Na Gaeil played against the wind in the first half. Liam Cooper opened the scoring with an early goal and he followed this with two more points to get Na Gaeil off to a great start.

Sean Barrett kicked a lovely point from the left side to extend our lead and this was followed by a goal from Kian Sheehan. Points from Peter Doyle, Jack Costello and Liam Cooper were followed by a goal from Sean Barrett. Further points from Kian Sheehan and Conor Lucey ended our scoring for the half. Our backs had the measure of their opponents and kept St. Pat’s to one goal in the first half. The halftime score was Na Gaeil 3-8 to St. Pat’s 1-0.

Batty Coffey scored a goal early in the second half. And the result was never in doubt after that. With our midfielders of Rory Reen and Sean Barrett working tirelessly, added to the excellent covering of our halfbacks Shane Kelly, Seamus O’ Neill and Peter Doyle, we kept the pressure on St. Pat’s.

Excellent marking by our full back line of Kevin O’ Donoghue, Ruairí Ó hAiniféin and Cody O’ Shea made it difficult for St Pat’s to get a foothold in the game. Any goal chances were snuffed out by Paul Burke in goals.

We extended our lead with scores from Liam Cooper, Conor Lucey, Kian Sheehan and Dara Cunningham.

Indeed Dara scored 1-2 in the second half. Overall it was an excellent performance and all players can be proud of their display. Na Gaeil won the game with a score of 5-18 to 3-3. The captain, Shane Kelly collected the trophy on behalf of his team, and Jack Costello won the man-of-the-match award. Many thanks to St. Pat’s for a fine sporting game and for hosting this game.

Team: Paul Burke, Kevin O’ Donoghue, Ruairí Ó hAiniféin, Dara Cunningham, Peter Doyle, Seamus O’ Neill, Shane Kelly, Rory Reen, Sean Barrett, Jack Canty, Jack Costello, Batty Coffey, Liam Cooper, Kian Sheehan, Conor Lucey, Fionn Heaslip, Cody O’ Shea, Samuel Barrero.

U12 Boys   The U12 boys welcomed Miltown/Castlemaine to Killeen last Wednesday evening in the Central Region competition. Well done to the U12A team on their win.  Unfortunately the U12B team lost out on the points! Next up will be Ardfert at home, date to be confirmed. Training will continue as normal, any changes to the schedule will be sent out via usual messaging.

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 €1,500 took place on Thursday evening last. Numbers drawn were 8, 16, 24, 28. There was no winner. €50 winners were James O’Dowd, Golf Shop, Ballinorig and Denis Reen, Fenit.  €25 winners were Roadbridge Finance, Donal Lucey, C/O Na Gaeil, Bernard Dennehy, Racecourse Lawn and Pat & Geraldine, McLoughlin, Meadowlands. Next week’s jackpot is €1,600. 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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