Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Seniors    On Sunday in the Oyster Tavern, Spa, the draw for the Senior District Championship for the combined clubs of the Tralee and St Brendan’s Boards took place. This competition is kindly sponsored by Lee Strand.

The first named team has home venue. St Pats v Ardfert; Austin Stacks v Churchill; Na Gaeil V Ballymac; Kerins O Rahillys v John Mitchels. The date for these fixtures has yet to be confirmed. The Intermediate Championship Final will not be played for a while so in the meantime our senior team continue training in preparation for the game.

U11    The U11’s Awards Night was held in the clubhouse on Saturday evening last with players, mentors and parents all present for the occasion.  Chairperson of Coiste na nÓg Colm O’Súilleabháin addressed the gathering and praised the players for their commitment and dedication throughout the season. He said it was a great achievement to field three teams at this level in all competitions and thanked all the mentors for their excellent coaching of this group and for the praise and encouragement they gave to the players at all times. Colm also extended his gratitude to the wonderful group of parents for their co-operation and assistance in transporting the players to training sessions and matches during the campaign. Na Gaeil and Kerry midfielder took time out of his busy schedule to present each player with their award much to their delight. We sincerely thank Jack for his presence on the night.

Senior Championship    We wish Donie Rooney and his management team the very best of luck as St. Brendan’s take on Kenmare in the first round of the Kerry Senior Football Championship on next Sunday, October 31st  in Fitzgerald Stadium at 3pm. This will be a straight knock-out with extra time being played if necessary.

Na Gaeil Race Night    Na Gaeil Annual Night at the Races takes place virtually and on Facebook Live at the clubhouse, on Friday November 19th.

The event follows on from our first virtual race night last December, which was a huge success. This year we plan to build on that by making the event bigger, better and even more exciting and entertaining.

We will have a great night of racing action with the Na Gaeil Gold Cup and a first prize of €1,000, a feature event. Now we want to give you the chance of owning a horse in our races on the night. By a horse for yourself or form a Racing Syndicate with your family and friends to be in with a chance of winning some great cash prizes.

There will be prizes for the best dressed lady and gent, along with some special guest interviews. Race horses are priced at €50 each. You can buy a horse from any club officer or on Kubfunder using the following link:

Horses are also on sale in the clubhouse bar. But don’t delay the closing date for purchasing a horse is Friday November 12th. If you’re not in you can’t win. So this is your chance to be part of probably the best virtual and live race night yet. All monies raised will go back into the running of the club at all levels. We look forward to your support.

GAA Covid Update      It is important that individuals should not attend training, games, meetings or any other activities if they are displaying, or have had within the previous 48 hours, any of the possible symptoms of Covid-19 (high temperature, a new continuous cough, unexplained shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell, taste or distortion of taste, headache, runny nose, sore throat or sneeze).

Where all individuals are vaccinated the full use of showers and changing rooms is permitted. However it is advised that time spent in dressing rooms or showers should be kept to a minimum and that where possible, pre-game or half time team talks should take place outdoors. Where dressing rooms are being used, hand sanitization stations should be in place at the entrance, the areas should be well ventilated (i.e. windows or doors left open), masks should be worn (except if using showers) and no one other than team or support personnel should be permitted entry. Clubs should continue to promote hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette through signage, posters etc. and deep cleaning of shared areas should be carried out on a regular basis. The use of GAA owned Gyms will continue to be permitted in pods of up to 6 participants at a time (excluding coaches). Where groups have full immunity (i.e. fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months) the provision for pods of 6 does not apply.

For the remainder of 2021, Water breaks will remain in place for all games.  Up to a maximum 100% ground capacity may be used from Saturday, October 23rd.  Venue operators are asked to consider a gradual increase to maximum capacities and seek assistance from the National Health and Safety Committee if necessary. Clubs and Counties should continue to give consideration to conducting online meetings where possible. Where indoor meetings are being organised, club and county committee meetings (including County Conventions, AGM’s etc.) can take place indoors once all participants are considered immune (i.e. fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months).

Consideration should be given to room densities, meeting durations and ventilation when planning such events. The use of masks in all indoor settings continues to be recommended.  Where all participants are considered immune (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months) use of Halls is permitted without capacity limits (appropriate protective measures should be in place).  The use of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (vaccine or recovery certificate) will be required for access in such circumstances.

Clubs organizing indoor Bingo or similar events, should note that these can take place where all patrons are considered immune (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months), or accompanied minors (under 18), in line with sectoral guidance.  All attendees must be seated. Club bars should follow the relevant guidelines for the sector.  Capacity limits on transport have been removed. Clubs or Counties organising transport to/from events should implement protective measures such as mask wearing etc. as appropriate. Private transport (carpooling) carrying those not yet vaccinated or of mixed immunity should be aware of the higher risk. The use of appropriate face coverings is recommended.

If sharing cars, clubs and individuals are asked to consider the use of a pod system in which the same participants pool together for all activities. For the remainder of 2021, where trophies are being presented, the winning captain should lift the trophy directly, rather than it being presented to him or her. Trophies should remain in the presentation area once the Captain has completed the winning speech. Arrangements can be made for the winning players to have their photos taken with the trophy; but all trophies should be retained by the County Committee or other organizing body until a later date.

Bingo    Na Gaeil Bingo Committee is delighted to announce the return of our popular bingo every Monday night at Na Gaeil Clubhouse, at the earlier starting time of 8pm. We have Split the Bucket on the night also. Masks have to be worn entering and attending Bingo and proof of Covid Vaccine has to be shown to committee members. Social distancing must be observed at all times. A bus service to and from the bingo is available. Just ring 087 281 7577.

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 and buy your ticket today. If you’re not in you can’t win!

Lotto     Our Lotto draw was held on Tuesday last, October 19th in the clubhouse at 9.30pm. Numbers drawn were: 8, 13, 23, 31. There was no winner of the jackpot. €20 Lucky Dip winners were Pat Daly, Colm O Conchubhair, Andrew Barry, Kathleen Houlihan, and Guenter Steich. Next week’s jackpot is €5,600.

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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