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Na GaeilRACE NIGHT: A date for your diary. On Saturday November 14th 8.30pm our annual Race Night will be held in the Clubhouse. We ask all supporters and parents to purchase a horse from Club Officers over the coming weeks. The night is always a great social occasion in the Cub, be part of it.

OCTOBER BINGO BONANZA: Come to our brilliant bingo this October for our brilliant Bonanza. October 5th. 12th. 19th. & 26th. Every line is increased to €3O and Every house is increased to €6O in our 1O Page bingo book. Spot Prizes Galore in our weekly Raffle. Each Monday night at 8.3O pm sharp. Thanks to all the parents who give their time to keep this vital fundraiser going from week to week..


Na Gaeil were away to Ballymacelligott in the town league shield final on Sunday last. Na Gaeil had the dream start with four goals in the opening five minutes. Diarmuid O’Connor struck the net in the opening seconds when he broke through to Ballymac defence for his first goal. Dylan Burns caught a high ball from the kick out and a quick pass to Diarmuid O’Connor saw him rattle the net for the second time of the game. Niall O’Mahony also got in on the action with a goal within a minute of the last score before Ballymac got their game off to a start with a pointed free in the fourth minute. The next passage of play ended with the ball being tapped to the Ballymac goal, by Dara Devine,before the end of the fifth minute to give Na Gaeil a commanding eleven point lead.

Play ebbed and flowed and a pointed free in the tenth minute saw Ballymac come more into the game and even up their play. A much needed goal came in the twelfth minute to bring them back into the game. A shot at goal a minute later hit the post but some good defending by Tim Kelliher and Ryan O’Neill limited their opponents scoring opportunities. Diarmuid O’Connor pointed from a free in the fourteenth minute but it was Ballymac who went on toscore five unanswered points in the second quarter of the game. Niall O’Mahony had a terrific first half with some finehigh fielding and throughout the rest of the game made a great contribution to winning the middle of the field ably assisted by Patrick Roche.

Half time score, Na Gaeil 4-01(13), Ballymac 1-07(10).

With a three point margin between the teams, and both playing to an equal standard, this could go any way and an exciting second half was in store for the supporters. Dara Devine pointed a free in the opening minute but Ballymac answered with a point from play to reduce themargin. Play was going from end to end but it was the home team who capitalised more in taking their scores. A point in the ninth minute reduced the margin to two and Ballymac struck for goal in the thirteenth minute to go a point ahead for the first time in the game.

Na Gaeil dug deep and went in search of scores and a point from Diarmuid O’Connor in the fifteenth minute evened the scores with Dara Devine increasing the lead to two, minutes later. Diarmuid was having another truly superb game tonight and was causing Ballymac backs awful problems running through them and in the eighteenth minute he popped the ball over the bar under intense marking to put his team three ahead.

Dara got an all-important point in the twentieth minute to put four between the sides. Ballymac were always looking dangerous and in the last ten minutes a goal opportunity went agonisingly wide for them due to terrific defending by the backs.

A point for them left just a kick of the ball between the sides before Niall O’Mahony scored a fine point to put us four ahead again. Ballymac kept up the pressure and a thirtieth minute point added to the drama with the game still in the balance and increasing the tension of the supporters.

An insurance point by Dara Devine before the final whistle settled the supporters and Na Gaeil ran out winners with a score line of Na Gaeil 4-09(21), Ballymacelligott 2-11(17).

Thanks to Mike and Darren Burns and Liam Goggin who gave their time and efforts all year to bring these players to such a high standard of football. Thanks to all the supporters for travelling to the games. A special mention to Damien Bourke, a key team player, who is in hospital at the moment and we wish him a speedy recovery.


Na Gaeil hosted Churchill in the U14 town board league last Wednesday evening. Na Gaeil started brightly and quickly opened a two point lead with scores from Mathew Burke and Seamus Harty. However Churchill settled into the game and took control of proceedings. They scored an unanswered goal and three points before Darragh Reen got Na Gaeil’s third point to leave a goal between the teams but Churchill got the next score to extend their lead to four points Na Gaeil made a few positional changes and moved Devon Burns to half back. The moves worked as the defencetightened up and.

Na Gaeil were back on level terms with a goal from Tadgh Lynch and another point from Seamus Harty. Churchill regained the lead but a Tadgh Lynch had the team’s level for the third time in the half. Churchill got the next score but a point from Dale Healy drew Na Gaeil level again.

The Na Gaeil backs lead by Enda O’Connor were getting to grips with their opponents and kept Churchill scoreless in the closing period of the first half.

Our forwards responded to this and two goals from Mathew Burke put Na Gaeil back in control and the first half finished with Na Gaeil leading by 3-7 to 1-6.

Na Gaeil got the perfect start to the second half when Tom Walsh got their fourth goal of the game. This was quickly followed by another point from Darragh Reen and Na Gaeil quickly opened an eleven point lead. However just like the first half Churchill didn’t panic and hit a purple patch when they scored two goals and three points to reduce Na Gaeil’s lead to two points.

As in the first half Na Gaeil made a few positional changes which settled the team. Tadgh Lynch moved to full back and Seamus Harty moved to centre forward. The move immediately worked as Seamus Harty scored two quick goals to put Na Gaeil back in control.

Churchill replied with another point but as in the first period Na Gaeil’s defenders regained control of the match and that was Churchill’s last score of the game. Na Gaeil finished strongly and further scores from Seamus Harty, Darragh Reen and Jack Bourke left the final score Na Gaeil 7-13 Churchill 3-10,

Our next game in the Town Board league is against Austin Stacks which is scheduled to be played in Killeen next Friday at 6pm.

Panel: C Devine, E Cahill, E O’Connor, J O’Sullivan, J Sheehan, R O’Sullivan, T Walsh, S Harty, T O’hAinfein, J Bourke, D Reen, T Lynch, D Burns, D Harty, M Burke, J O’Brien, T Horgan, S Daly.

NA GAEIL U 10: We had a tough challenge game at Church Hill on Sunday last. Training next Thurs evening at 6.30pm. Note: This will be our last evening session for the 2015 season Training will continue every Sunday Morning at 11am. We hope to orgainse another game before the end of season.Don’t forget to bring mouth-guard and water.

NA GAEIL SENIOR LADIES: Our Senior Ladies take on Fermoy in the Intermediate Munster Semi Final on Saturday in Rathcool ( near Millstreet) at 2.00 pm. Your support would be appreciated.

NA GAEIL LADIES u14: Well done to the girls on their second win in the N. Kerry league. We travelled to Duagh on Tues. evening with good numbers. Unfortunately, Duagh were only able to field 11 which caused a lot of disruption on our side as subs kept rolling off and on to ensure everyone got game time.

Emily was our captain on the day and even put a shift in goal when she pulled off a great save near the end of the match. Final score – Duagh 2-5 Na Gaeil 4-8. We have two remaining games in the N. kerry league both at home. We play Listowel on Thurs 1st and Ballyduff on Sat. 3rd Oct.


Na Gaeil ladies Table Quiz was a great success last Friday night . Thanks to everyone that attended and a special thanks to our sponsors and to everyone who donated a spot prize for our raffle. Well done to Mike, Sheila, Ciara Gaynor and Caoimhe Hanafin who won the Table Quiz with a magnificent score of 79 points out of 80. A special mention has to go to our Mna Na Gaeil team who helped out greatly in organising the Table Quiz.

GET WELL SOON: To Damien Bourke we missed you on Sunday ! Wishing you a speedy recovery and looking forward to having you back soon.

THANK YOU: To all who supported the u14 raffle,1st prize winner Rosalind Fitzerald ,2nd prize winner Gertie Lynch and 3rd prize winner Catherine O Connor.All money raised used to buy skinny track suits for our well deserved footballers.

CONGRATULATIONS: Best wishes to senior player Paul Daly and his wife Anne Marie on the recent arrival of their baby son Gearoid.

APPRECIATION: Many thanks to Andrew Barry, our all Ireland medal winner for taking the time to mentor our younger members last Sunday Morning.

SCÓR: Scor session is upon us again and we’re looking for kids between the ages of 13 -17 years who’d be interested in representing Na Gaeil in singing or drama. Scor na nOg runs from October to the end of January and we’d be looking for a commitment to at least 4 hours rehearsal a week. If you’re interested, or know of someone who might be, please contact Margaret @ 086 0855008 before the 18th September.

LOTTO: The draw for the jackpot of €12,1000 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 1,7,12 18.There was no winner. €50 winners were Dick Carmody Ian O Kelly.€25 were Tim O Connell,Colm Nealon,Jack Whelan Tom Flahive .Next week’s lotto is worth €12,200 all welcome for draw in club, each Tuesday at 10.30pm

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