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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 Club, 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.

LOTTO STILL NOT WON:The draw for the jackpot of €12,400 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 6,10,22 27.There was no winner.  €50 winners were Seamus Weldon Cathy Carey.€25 winners were John Reen,Jerry Turner,Tom Maxwell Tom Leen .Next week’s lotto is worth €12,500,  all welcome for draw in club, each Tuesday at 10.30pm.

MNÁ NA GAEIL: Gaelic for Mothers and Others All Ireland Blitz, Portmarnock Co Dublin We travelled to Dublin on Friday evening for the All Ireland Blitz.

All went to bed early on Friday night followed by a healthy breakfast in the morning as we made our way to the Naomh Mearnog GAA grounds.

We were greeted by Marty Morrissey and Mr Motivator where we gave a rousing rendition of the Rose of Tralee in front of the other teams and TV cameras.

The Blitz was well laid out with close to 20 pitches set out to accommodate the 120+ teams that attended. We had 2 teams (Team 1, Team 2) with Team 1 led by Caroline playing in a group with Fergus Rovers (Clare), Royal Gaels Dunshaughlin (Meath), St Patricks (Tyrone), St Maur’s (Dublin) and Mohill (Leitrim).

Team 1 started nervously but earned themselves a scoreless draw. We showed better promise in the 2nd game and got ourselves settled with forwards Heather, Catherine and Helen winning some great ball.

Mary switched with Noelle going into goals( with Noelle finding her calling with some super saves) and Mary going into the backs with Blaithnaid, Agnes and Deirdre.

Their strong defending enabled midfielders Caroline and Denise to get forward. They won their next 3 games with going into the last game v Mohill.

Team 1 started strongly with Deirdre cleaning up at the back, Noelle being commanding in goals, Denise made great runs forward and got herself a couple of goals.

With about a minute to go, Catherine got the ball to Helen but she got fouled and injured herself in the process. Caroline stepped up, took the free and put it straight between the bars for a dominant win.

Teams 2 led by Mags were in a group with Fergus Rovers (Clare), Royal Gaels Dunshaughlin (Meath), St Maur’s (Dublin) and Inch Rovers (Cork). Again Team 2 started nervously with another scoreless draw, We had some great defending from Siobhan, Cait, Susan and Janice with each of them being strong in the tackle.

We got to terms with the 2nd and 3rd game as we used our steps and got forward a bit more, winning both games.

We played Inch Rovers in the last game who we drew with in the Munster Blitz. A strong physical but fair game. Game started with Rovers scoring an early goal giving Anna no chance.

Catherine O Shea and Mags (with Mags taking one for the team with a nice eye injury) had the license to go forward and gotten themselves a couple of points apiece along with Susan squeezing in a goal.

Inch got forward again and picked off a few more scores. Deborah with an instinctive 1st touch scored a great goal.

We were level at this stage, with a minute to go, Anna made a great save, got the ball to Susan, turned and kick passed to Mary Sheehy.

Mary turned her player, took her steps and put it over the bar to score the winning point. We finished with the girls receiving their medals for winning each of their groups.

Thanks to Anthony and Catherine for looking after Helen. We carried our celebrations back to the hotel with a lovely dinner followed up with a great sing song led by Noelle.

It was a great weekend which was thoroughly enjoyed by all involved. Memories were created and shall never be forgotten.

Team 1 Mary Ross, Denise Shanahan, Deirdre Lynch, Blaithnaid Coakley, Agnes Sheehy, Caroline Dillane, Noelle Kingston, Catherine O Connor, Helen Sugrue, Heather Shanahan.
Team 2 Anna Sheehy, Siobhan Quigley, Cait Griffin, Susan Fernane, Janice McHugh, Mags Maunsell, Catherine O Shea, Mary Sheehy, Deborah Walsh, Sharon Roche.

Bainisteoir  Eddie Sheehy, Amy Slattery.   A special mention for Siobhan Quigley who did all the behind the scenes work in organising the accommodation and looked after us up there as well.

NA GAEIL LADIES U15: NA GAEIL v Kilcummin u 15 County championship. We played Kilcummin on Sunday evening in Na Gaeil. Kilcummin started with an early point followed by a goal.

We went up the other side with a point from Jadyn followed by a goal from Meagan. we followed this on with with a point from Meagan, Sibeal scoring 3 points, Jadyn 2 points and Mary 2 points.Kay, Emily and Ciara were making great runs.

Aimee, Dearbhla, Grainne, Isabelle and Clodagh were working hard but Kilcummin squeezed in 2 goals before half time.

We came out in the 2nd a bit more determined with Erika(Captain) came into defense and was immense.

Meagan won the ball from the throw in, ran half the length of the pitch through a maze of players and burying it into the back of the net.

We followed up with more points from Sibeal, Jadyn and Meagan. Our defense did not let Kilcummin score anything in the 2nd half and with Sarah, Brid, Eimear and Caragh coming on to strengthen our team and finish the game strongly. We play the semi final next weekend with venue and time to be confirmed.

Team: Clodagh O Connor, Grainne Early, Mary O Connell, Jadyn Lucey, Erika O Sullivan, Meagan Sheehy, Ciara Gaynor,  Caragh O Neill, Dearbhla Quirke, ,Brid Sinnott, Aimee Kerins,Sibeal Casey, Kay Barry, Sarah Barrett, Eimear O Sullivan, Isabelle Crowe, Emily Crowe, Laoise Delahunty.

NA GAEIL U8: Sunday morning training (11am) will continue as long as the weather allows. In the meantime remember that its so important that you continue to practice your skills.

All players are reminded not to forget their mouth-guard when training & playing matches. New members are always welcome at Na Gaeil so come along and make new friends and enjoy the fun.

INCLUSION & INTEGRATION: Inclusion & Integration Initiative Gaelic for All Sessions The Sporting Chance programme at National Learning Network Tralee, in conjunction with Kerry County Boards Inclusion and Integration committee will be running Gaelic for All training sessions for children with additional and special needs, commencing Wednesday 14th October from 4-5pm. The sessions will take place in Tralee Sports and Leisure Complex and run for six weeks.

These sessions focus on developing the basic skills of Gaelic football in a fun, enjoyable and non-competitive environment, as well as working on basic fundamental movements such as agility, balance and coordination. Each session is inclusive of every child, regardless of ability and will be adapted where necessary.

The programme is being coordinated by coaches from the National Learning Network and there will be a number of qualified coaches in attendance which will enable one to one coaching if required. The sessions are free and are open to children aged 8 to 13 years.

Children who are not currently playing with a club are especially welcome. To book a place or for further information, please contact Kevin at 086 0404270 or 066 7122533

THANK YOU: A big thank you to Niamh, for all her fundraising  efforts for the u14s skinny pants and to Agnes for ordering and distribution last Tuesday night at the club.

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