Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Seniors    Na Gaeil travelled to Milltown on Sunday to play the home side, Milltown/Castlemaine in the first group game of the Intermediate Championship. The conditions were ideal for football and the pitch was in excellent condition. This was a game where Na Gaeil was in control from the throw in and the result of the encounter was never in doubt at any stage of the game. Darragh Carmody who was very impressive all through had his shooting boots on. He bagged a goal after 4 minutes of play. Then he added a point from play and a point from a free. Johnathan O’Sullivan was equally impressive for the home side scoring their first three points. Ian McCarthy, Tomás O’hAiniféin and Jack Barry pushed Na Gaeil further ahead to leave the score at the water break: Na Gaeil: 1-05; Milltown/Castlemaine: 0-03. Na Gaeil continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over with further points from Darragh Carmody, Tomás O’hAiniféin and Dan Goggin. The half time score was: Na Gaeil: 1-11; Milltown/Castlemaine: 0-05. The second half again was all plain sailing for Na Gaeil with Dan Goggin hitting the back of the net after 12 minutes to leave the score: 2-11 to 0-06 at the second water break.  In the final quarter Darragh Carmody scored his second goal from a free to widen the gap further. But Milltown/Castlemaine never gave up and battled hard to the end tagging on two more points.  Dara Devine and Damien Bourke chipped in with points for Na Gaeil before the referee blew the whistle for full time. It was an easy victory with Na Gaeil on top in all sectors over the hour. There were very impressive displays from Enda O’Connor, Fergal Barry, Dan Goggin and Darragh Carmody while on the Milltown/Castlemaine side Jonathan O’Sullivan, Killian Burke, David Roche and Pa Wren caught the eye.

Na Gaeil: Devon Burns, Eoin Doody, Niall O’Mahony. Damien Bourke, Fergal Barry, Enda O’Connor, James O’Connor, Jack Barry, Diarmuid O’Connor, Andrew Barry, Dan Goggin, Tomás O’hAiniféin, Darragh Carmody, Jamie Lowham, Ian McCarthy.

IntermediateChampionship    Na Gaeil will play Laune Rangers in Round 2 of the Intermediate Championship on Sunday next September 19th at 2.30pm in Killorglin

U15    For the second game in a row our U15 lads had to travel to Castlegregory last Wednesday evening to take on the locals, this time in the semi final of the Kelliher’s Toyota Central Region Division 3. Castlegregory had the better of the early exchanges in the first quarter and led by 3 points to nil. Na Gaeil soon settled and  hit back with 3 scores of their own to leave the sides level at 3 points all at the first water break.
Castlegregory had the upper hand in the 2nd quarter and outscored us by
1-3 to 0-2 to leave us behind by 4 points at halftime.
The third quarter was notable for the sending off of a Castlegregory player after he received a second yellow. Despite this, Castlegregory managed to extend their lead to 5 points by the second water break.
In the final quarter our boys used the extra man to good effect and  began to claw back the deficit. In fading light we added 1-8 to just 1-1 for Castlegregory to run out winners by 2 points.
Team: Iarla O’hAiniféin, Ruadhan Clifford, Jamie Schoenmaker, Fionn Heaslip, Peter Doyle, Oisín O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Donoghue, Seán Barrett, Jack Costello, Darragh Cunningham, Ruairí O’hAiniféin, Sean Morris, Paddy McElligott, Liam Cooper, Dylan McEneaney, Sean Warr.

U13    The Tralee and St Brendan’s U13 League second round game for the Na Gaeil Green Team took place away against Churchill on Sunday evening. Our lads were first to register a point, but Churchill finished the first quarter strongly to lead 6 points to 2. The lads won the second quarter 6 points to 3, to leave only a point between them at half time. A Churchill goal and 2 points, in the third quarter put 5 points between them. After the water break it was end to end stuff as our lads put in a massive effort to close the gap. An excellent goal and 6 more points had the game in the balance until Churchill got their second goal late on that sealed the win for them. Final score Na Gaeil: 1-15; Churchill: 2-16. Well done to all the lads. It was an excellent performance!

The previous week in the Tralee and St Brendan’s U13 League first round game for the Na Gaeil Green Team took place at home against Austin Stacks. Austin Stacks were leading at the break, but a great third quarter by our lads closed the gap. A late Austin Stacks goal put the game out of reach of our lads, who were unlucky not to have had another goal and a few points in the second half. The game ended, Na Gaeil: 2-04; Austin Stacks: 2-10.

U11   The U11 boys hosted Churchill on Thursday evening last where they had two excellent games. Well done boys!

Win a House     Win a house in Killarney with Kerry GAA.   For €100 you could win a stunning new build A-rated 3 bedroom house superbly located just off the Park Road in Killarney. Kerry GAA is also running numerous other promotional draws throughout the fundraising campaign. The earlier you purchase your “Win a House in Killarney” ticket (or tickets!) the more draws you will be entered into. Remember all tickets purchased before the deadline for each promotional draw will entitle you to be entered into all promotional draws thereafter. Support your club and support your county. Go to kerrygaa.ie and buy your ticket today. If you’re not in you can’t win!

Sporting Chance Course    Sporting Chance is a free course offering a mix of classroom and practical learning as well as work placements. The course gives you the necessary skills and qualifications necessary to get a job in the sport and leisure industry. The course is funded by the Kerry Education and Training Board. If you need additional supports to learn, have had an injury, illness or disability then the National Learning Network can help. For further information ring 0667122533 or email una.flynn@nln.ie

Lotto     Our Lotto draw was held on Tuesday last September 6th.  Numbers drawn were: 1, 5, 31, 32. There was no winner of the jackpot. €20 Lucky Dip winners were: Evelyn & Matthew McQuinn, Michael Lynch, Eddie Barry, Eamon Sheehy and Andrew Barry. Next week’s jackpot is €5,300.

Clothes Collection     There is now a Clothes Collection Bin situated in Na Gaeil car park for use by all members of the public.

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