Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Senior A team

Last Sunday our senior team hosted Castleisland Desmonds in round 6 of the Div 2 County League. Our lads were missing a number of starters due to injury and Castleisland took full advantage to lead by 3-8 to 0-5 at halftime.

Na Gaeil started the 2nd half well, adding the first 3 points with the scores coming from Tomás Ó hAinféin, Eoin Doody and Dara Devine. However the remainder of the game was evenly contested with Desmonds never in danger of being reeled in by our lads.

Final score: Na Gaeil 0-10, Castleisland Desmonds 3-15. Team: John Kearney, Jack Doyle, Niall O’Mahony, Damien Bourke, Fergal Barry, Eoin Doody, Ryan O’Neill, Tomás Ó hAinféin, Eoin O’Neill, Kieran O’Donovan, Dan Goggin, Seán O’Connor, Darragh Reen, Jack Sheehan, Dara Devine.

Senior B team: Our B team played Beaufort B in Listry last Saturday night in the Div 6B county league. Final score: Beaufort B 5-12, Na Gaeil B 4-6.

Sympathy: The club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to senior player Niall O’Mahony and his family on the death last week of his grandmother Mary McCarthy, Abbeydorney.

Lotto results: Lotto Tue 10th May. No winner. Numbers drawn were 6, 7, 9, 24. Lucky dip winners of €20 each werePhil & Alan Casey, James Crean, Katherine Duggan, Kieran O’Donovan, Amelia O’Callaghan. Next week’s jackpot will be €7,050. Why not try your luck on the club lotto. The links is as follows:

Gaelcholáiste Ciarraí Transition Year drama: There’s a wedding happening in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn at the end of May or wait – is it a funeral??

Come along and see what happens – it’s sure to be hilarious!!!Our playwright-in-residence, Mary Quirke, the person responsible for our wonderful Scór dramas, is collaborating with the TY students in the Gaelcholáiste to present a play written and directed by herself entitled “Til Death Do Us Part”!

If you were fortunate enough to be in the audience for “One Wedding and a Funeral” – a comedy/drama also written and directed by Mary and performed by club members back in January 2017 – you’ll rush to purchase tickets for this latest offering. They’re available by phoning Kirsty at 083 8800126 Monday to Friday before 3pm, and cost €12 for an adult, and €8 for a child. As I said above, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn is the venue, and the hilarity kicks off at 7.30pm on Friday the 27th May. Don’t miss it!!!

Bingo: Every Monday evening in Na Gaeil clubhouse at 8pm sharp. Over €1,000 in cash prizes guaranteed every week, with an accumulator jackpot in play each week. Double book €10, Single book €6, Mini book €3. Jackpot Sheets €2 each. Bus service available on 087-2817577.

U9 boys:Our under 9 boys visited Ardfert last Thursday evening where they enjoyed 4 games on the Astro. Thanks to Ardfert for hosting us & we look forward to welcoming them to Na Gaeil later in the season !

U11 boys: Another fantastic performance by both our u11 teams last Thursday night against our gracious hosts Firies. Our Older Team proved way too strong for our hosts and unfortunately weren’t really tested but you can get those days.The thing that pleased us was our tackling when we haven’t the ball. It just proves all the hard work in training is paying off. Well done everyone and the parents for supporting them.

Also a huge thank you to Siobhán & Fiona for the photos. Good performance from the younger U11s. Nothing seemed to go right and we met a very good Firies team.Still, great heart to keep trying till the end and lost out narrowly. Well done all.

U15 boys: Our lads took on Kilcummin last Wednesday night in the semi final of the County League Div 4 shield. Playing against the wind in the first half we got off to a good start with a pointed free from Liam followed soon afterwards by a Danny Kingston goal.

Kilcummin replied with 2 point but Na Gaeil dominated the 2nd quarter with points from Conor & Liam and 1-1 from Danny to leave the halftime score 2-4 to 0-3 in favour of our lads. The third quarter got off to a lively start and it took a point blank save by Iarla to keep Kilcummin at bay. Liam added 2 points as Kilcummin added one. Kilcummin were awarded a penalty which was brilliantly saved by Iarla.

He had also saved one in the first half. Two quick-fire goals by Danny and Ryan followed to give us a big lead heading into the last quarter. Kilcummin did add a goal to their tally but further points from Daragh and Danny saw us win on a scoreline of Na Gaeil 4-8, Kilcummin 1-5.

Thanks to the two u13 lads, Seán Óg and Gearóid, who made themselves available to us at very short notice due to us having a few late withdrawals. Team: Iarla Ó hAinféin, Jack Kelly, Jeaic Canty, Cathal Fitzgerald, Karl Cronin, Jamie Schoenmaker, Cillian Griffin, Daragh Morris, Conor Lucey, Ryan Sheehy, Liam Cooper, Jake Coffey, Paddy McElligott, Danny Kingston, Brian Reidy. Subs: Luke O’Donoghue, Fionn O’Brien, Gearóid Moynihan, Seán Óg O’Conchuir.

U17 boys:Well done to our lads who beat Dromid/Waterville last Monday night by 4-11 to 4-6 in the Div.4 Central region first round game. Next Monday 16th we’re home to Sneem/Derrynane/Templenoe @7pm.

Féile hurling: Last Friday night was an historic one for Tralee Parnells as they won the Div 1 county Féile title by beating Ballyduff 2-8 to 1-10. Congratulation to the 7 lads from Na Gaeil who are on the panel namely Cathal Fitzgerald, Brian Reidy, Liam Cooper, Jeaic Canty, William Somers, Karl Cronin & Ryan Sheehy.

Limited Draw: Our Finance Committee have organised a limited draw (100 members) for a much sought after bottle of 2021 Midelton Very Rare Vintage Release Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey.

The prize is generously sponsored by the Coin Off Licence, Bridge St., Tralee. The funds raised will help to purchase essential technical equipment for the transmission of Na Gaeil TV etc. Tickets are €10 and are available in the clubhouse or from any Executive member. Draw will take place in the clubhouse on Sat 4th June.

Cúl Camps 2022: A note for your diary if you have little footballers in your house ….Na Gaeil’s Cúl Camp will be held from July 4th-8th.

Na Gaeil cycle club: Cycle each Saturday at 9am from Na Gaeil club. Everyone is welcome to come for a nice friendly cycle.

Cards: The weekly 45 card game is back. Every Wednesday night, starting at 9pm sharp. Bring your own partner or come along and we will get you a partner.

Volunteers needed: The club is at all times looking for new volunteers. If you’d like to give a hand with our bingo on a Monday night, our lotto on a Tuesday night or maybe helping with juvenile coaching we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can contact Colm on 087-9080465.

Notes: If you’d like anything included in the club’s weekly notes please send it to me at pro.nagaeil.kerry@gaa.iebefore 9am on Monday and I’ll do my best to include it.

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