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NA GAEIL SENIOR: In the first round of the county league division three Na Gaeil Faced St Pats in Blennerville.

In a tight open first half both sides traded the lead on several occasions with Na Gaeil just edging out the home side by 07 points to 06 when the referee blew for half time.

Darragh Carmody led the scoring tally in the first half with three before being forced off injured. Ian McCarthy who had a solid opening thirty minutes chipped in with a fine individual score, Mike Griffin with two scores and Jack Barry firing over from far out at the death of the half.
Na Gaeil started the second half strongly with Ian McCarthy  scoring within the opening minute of the restart.

Na Gaeil while enjoying their fair share of possession would have to wait a further fifteen minutes to add on a second score,courtesy of Jamie Lowham. During this barren spell St Pats were much more accurate accruing a tally of 01-05. To be fair Na Gaeil never gave in and reduced the six point deficit to two points thanks to Ian McCarthy 01-01 but unfortunately for the visitors time had run out. ST Pats 01-12; Na Gaeil 01-10.

We look forward in confidence to meeting Beale, at home, in the second round at 5.00pm this Saturday. Support needed.

Tim Cullotty, Ross Culloty, Kieran Dinneen, Paul Daly, Emmett Curran, Mike Collins, Darragh Sheehy,Jack Barry, Dan O’Connor, Dave Culloty, Ian McCarthy, Kieran O’Donovan, Dara Carmody, Mike Griffin, Shane Carey, Eoin Sheehy, Dylan Seymour,jamie Lowham, Rob Murphy, Eoin Daly, Shane Fitzgerald.

COUNTRY LEAGUE: Second round against Beale in Killeen this Saturday at 5 00pm. Please come and support.

SCÓR:  Scór na bPáistí 2015 County Final held on Sunday 22nd March at the Gleneagle Hotel Killarney.We were very fortunate to have three entries in this years county final – our Quiz team who won the County Title; our Leiriú competitors who came second; and talented recitation entrant Jimi O’Suilleabháin who gave a powerful rendition of ‘the Three Wishes’.

Our Quiz team comprised Tomás Ó Hanafín, Tadhg Reen, Ciara Rath and Peter Walsh.  It was a nail biting competition with very little between the teams up the penultimate round.  However, our brain boxes stormed through the last two rounds to emerge as worthy champions and were proudly presented with their county medals by Leona Twiss, Scór Chairperson.  Full marks to their mentor Tomás Ó Hanafín who coached the team to achieve this high accolade.

Jimi O’Suilleabháin performed a fantastic recitation piece and had the audience captivated throughout.The standard in this competition was exceptionally high and he was unlucky not to be rewarded for his efforts.  Both his mother, Sorcha and Helen Sugrue gave Jimi great direction and assistance in preparing him for his performance.

Our Leiriú team of Dearbhla Quirke, Grainne Quirke, Jimi O’Suilleabháin, Eimear O’Suilleabháin, Leah Enright, Ciara Rath, Tom Walsh and Joshua Roche performed a very entertaining sketch on Emigration.

This poignant piece pulled on the heart strings of the audience comparing emigration in 1913 and 2013.  Our talented group of thespians excelled on stage and won a deserved second place on the day.  This would not have been possible without the directing skills of Mary Quirke and Margaret Doody.

The children involved put in a huge amount of time and effort in rehearsing for their respective disciplines and they deserve great praise for same.

This finishes our Scór journey for 2014/15.  Unfortunately, we did not have participation at Scór na nÓg level.  We were successful at Scór Sinsear with our Leiriú and Recitation qualifying for the County Final.

Participants were Margaret Doody, Jennie Sheehy, Helen Sugrue, Jim Adams, Colm O’Suilleabháin and Mike Lynch. Our Solo Singer Mary Ellen O’Connor sang beautifully as always!

We look forward to the 2015/16 season commencing next Autumn and hope to have continued success to mirror the efforts of our mentors and competitors.

HARD LUCK: To Jack Barry and the Kerry under 21 who had hard luck against Cork last week.

NA GAEIL U12: Training continues this Thursday 6 to 7 pm. Sunday 11 to 12.30pm.

NA GAEIL U8: Under 8 training for boys & girls continues next Sunday (29th) in Balloonagh Hall at 11am. Come along and enjoy the fun & games

COMMUNITY GAMES:Training for under 10 boys for the Community Games GAA football competition will take place next Monday evening (30th) at 6.30pm. Please contact Ger at 087-2610158 for more details. 

DEFIBRILATOR: Na Gaeil intends to run a training course on using a Defibrilator. Anyone interested please give name to any officer

NA GAEIL LADIES U14 :The girls had their first game of the season last Sunday at home to Kerins O’Rahillys. Although we were missing some players due to the Scor county finals, we put out a full team. Aine played a blinder in goals protected by Ria, Sophie and Isabelle in the full back line.

In the middle section of the pitch Sarah, Grainne and Clodagh played on the half back line while Mary and Abi lined out I lar na pairce. At half forwards Caragh, Kay and new girl Laoise kept the supply going into the full forward line of Kayla, Brid, Emily and Muire who put in a great show when she came in as sub.

The girls in green had the wind advantage in the first half and led at half time 2-0 to 0-1 with a goal from Mary and a stunning goal from Abi scored from a 45. Although the girls were under a lot more pressure in the second half they still managed to breach the KOR  defence with two more goals from Abi and Mary and a point from Abi.  Final score  Na Gaeil 4 – 1 KOR 1 – 1.  Well done to the girls, hope we have an enjoyable season

NA GAEIL GIRLS U12:After going a goal behind within a minute out under 12 girls dug deep and emerged victorious with the team’s best performance so far this season. Playing against the physically superior Islanders our girls had to be more resolute and the hard work over the last year on skills looks to be paying off.

Maith thú bainisteoir Philip.Siena Lucey, who sold more dummies than the sale at Mothercare, got the show on the road by slipping her marker and slotting over from close range in the third minute.

Our midfield partnership of Freya and Ciara were battling hard for loose ball and began to dominate their taller counterparts. After ten minutes our breakthrough goal when Sarah Barrett swept though from centre back and delivered a high searching ball against the Desmonds’ ramparts.

The ball broke from Siún and was snapped up by Emma who finished coolly to the net.Meanwhile, in defence, our new cúl báire Winnie kept us in the game with two point blank saves and has made the No.1 jersey her own and our full back line of Clodagh, Megan and Caoileann limited the home side to long range efforts. Our stern defensive effort allowed Emma the time to continue  her one woman terror campaign against the Castleisland corner back and she completed her hat-trick just before half time.

By now the tide was with us and we sent a message of intent within a minute of the restart when Ailbhe won the breaking ball and set Siena up for a fine goal. Eimer had been redeployed to a sweeper role and she was mopping up the few the loose balls that escaped the tenacious Cara and Elizabeth but returned to the attack to assist Siena for her second goal and grabbing cúl eile di féin ar an 16ú nóimead den dara leath.

Freya, who had a great game, then rattled the crossbar but Ailbhe was on hand to score her second point.

Fair play to Castle Island they didn’t give up and scored a few late scores to begin to worry us but then our final goal came after Muire, who had a fine game when she moved to centre-field, and our youngest player Aoife combined to feed the insatiable Emma Dewey who buried the ball in the bottom corner to finish the game on a high note. All in all a good afternoon’s work but we still have a lot of hard work to do before the end of the season. Castle Island Desmonds 3-3 Na Gaeil u-12 Girls 8-6.

ST PATRICK DAY PARADE: Thank you to all the children and parents, who turned up in large numbers for the parade, it was lovely to see everyone wearing their club colours with such pride

THANK YOU:NA GAEIL  Would like to thank Tesco Manor  for allowing the Club to bag pack last Friday. We also like to thank the people who helped out during the day & also to thank all the support that was given by customers. Much appreciated by the Club.

SYMPATHY:Sincere Sympathy to Kevin Murphy and family, Riverwalk, on the death of his uncle Patrick, Fenit,and to Dennis O Connor on the death of his Sister Mary.RIP.

BINGO: last Monday nights Bingo with a guaranteed jackpot of €300 was an outstanding success.well done and many thanks to Niamh for organising the event.Bingo is held  at the clubhouse in Killeen at 8.30pm. This is a vital fundraiser and 100% of the funds are reinvested back into the club. Na Gaeil bingo has grown from strength to strength and continues to grow. Thanks to all the parents who ofter their time to help run the bingo.

LOTTO:The draw for the jackpot of €9,400 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 4,18,19 24 There was no winner.  €50 winners were Colm O Conchubair Alan O Connor €25 Winners were Donal Crowley,Helen Cooper,E.J.B.T. c/o NA GAEIL  Phyllis O Herlihy Next week’s lotto is worth €9,500 all welcome for draw in club, each Tuesday at 10.30pm.

 CARDSEvery Wednesday night in clubhouse. This is a very sociable occasion where you meet your friends for a great night’s entertainment and relaxation.

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