Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Kerry v Mayo:  Well done to the Kerry team especially Jack, Diarmuid & Stefan last Sunday in their All-Ireland quarter-final win over Mayo.

Hurling Féile: Huge congratulations to the Tralee Parnell U15 team who won Div 3 of the National Hurling Féile last Saturday in Stamullin, Co. Meath. There were 7 Na Gaeil lads on the team namely Jeaic Canty, William Somers, Liam Cooper, Cathal Fitzgerald, Karl Cronin, Ryan Sheehy & Brian Reidy.

Kerry Ladies: Well done to Mary O’Connell and the Kerry Ladies team who beat Westmeath in their second game of Group C in Fitzgerald Stadium last Saturday. They have secured an All-Ireland quarter final spot against Armagh on Saturday the 9th of July.

Seniors: Round 10 of the Co League Div 2 saw us travel to Listowel yesterday, Sunday, to take on Listowel Emmets. The early exchanges saw a point apiece scored. A Dara Devine free saw Na Gaeil lead by 2 points to 1. However Emmets held the upper hand for a 5 minute spell and added 3 points without reply.

Dan O’Connor kept Na Gaeil in touch with a point following a good mark. Just before halftime Emmets added a free to leave them ahead by 5 points to 3 at the break. Emmets stretched that lead to 3 points early in the second half but the response from Na Gaeil was impressive.

Mike Griffin added 2 points, Dan O’Connor scored another and 1 each from Dara Devine and Devon Burns pushed Na Gaeil into a 2 point lead. A free by Emmets cut the gap to a single point nearing the end and it looked like a draw might be our lot but up popped Mike Griffin with 2 frees to get Na Gaeil the win they so badly needed.

Team: Devon Burns, Jack Doyle, Niall O’Mahony, Damien Bourke, Fergal Barry, Eoin Doody, Enda O’Connor, Eoin O’Neill, Tomás Ó hAinféin, Kieran O’Donovan, Dan Goggin, Luke Barrett, Dara Devine, Dan O’Connor, Mike Griffin. Subs: Ruairí O’Sullivan, Jack Sheehan, James O’Connor, Seamus Looney, Jimmy Ó Suilleabhán, Declan Cooney.

Lotto results: Lotto Tue 21st June. No winner. Numbers drawn were 9, 10, 13, 31. Lucky dip winners of €20 each were Yvonne Eggleston, Barry O’Donoghue, Seán Herlihy, Liam Maher, Amelia & Mary O’Callaghan. Next week’s jackpot will be €7,350. Why not try your luck in our lotto. The links is as follows:

Na Gaeil GAA summer camp: Our week-long camp this year will start on Monday August 1st.

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.


Executive Meeting: Last Thursday 23rd June we held our monthly Executive Meeting. All matters football (ladies and mens) were discussed as were the club lotto & bingo. Our bar committee have been trying out some new initiatives like the monthly quiz, the Karaoke night and the open mic night all of which will be on-going over the next few months. The next Executive Meeting will be on Thursday 21st July.


Split the Bucket: Congratulations to Seán O’Connor who was the winner of €54.20 in the Bord na nÓg Split The Bucket last Saturday night.

U14 girls: Hard luck to our U14 girls who were unlucky to lose out by a goal to Listowel Emmets last Monday night in the Div 2 of the County League.


U13 boys:  In June downpours in Killeen last Friday evening the young warriors of Na Gaeil U13 Green team won the spoils against a gallant Keel/Listry outfit. Na Gaeil started brightly and with the aid of a cross wind kicked two points, one a peach from the left wing from Ethan Doyle.

The visitors settled and the sizeable home crowd realised that this would be a tense tussle. Eoghan Behan was winning his battle at corner back and netminder Ben O’Sullivan was giving an exhibition of kicking when the game had its crucial minutes. Andy Costello found the net for Na Gaeil after a sweeping move involving captain Philip Doyle and a brilliant through ball from Aaron O’Donovan.

From the resulting kick-out Luca Cronin pinched possession, delivered to Costello who sidestepped the Keel/Listry keeper to put daylight between the teams. Half time score Na Gaeil 2-4, Keel/Listry 0-4.

The second half started with the Na Gaeil men being put under constant pressure from a determined Keel/Listry team who had already beaten Na Gaeil by the minimum a short 3 weeks ago.

Seán O’Connell & Eoghan Daly were making lung-bursting runs for possession and Jacob Drzymala and Rhys O’Connor were on a mountain of ball as tension was rising. A fortuitous goal for the visitors was cancelled out by Costello completing his hat-trick after great work from the energetic Ruadh O’Brien and Kieran Feely.

A super finish from an acute angle by Jonathan Sheehy, assisted by Eoin Hannon meant that a goal separated the sides going into the final minutes. The Na Gaeil backs had to stand firm.

Fionán Collins was colossal at full-back, Jake Barrett was superb and O’Brien’s bravery was rousing the home supporters. In injury time, Keel/Listry won a free kick needing a goal to levelthe game, but there was to be no passing the green wall. Congrats to captain Philip Doyle, who thanked the Keel/Listry players, his coaches and the referee in a great speech.

Well done to all the boys and thanks to all for their support on such a miserable evening! Final Score. Na Gaeil 3-6, Keel/Listry 2-6.

Special mention to James Kelly, Adam Lunn, Sam Gleasure and Ephrem Falvey who were away and couldn’t make the final.  Team; Ben O’Sullivan; Eoghan Behan, Fionán Collins, Ruadh O’Brien; Philip Doyle, Rhys O’Connor, Jake Barrett; Andy Costello, Jacob Drzymala; Eoghan Daly, Aaron O’Donovan, Ethan Doyle; Kieran Feely, Eoin Hannon, Luca Cronin; Jonathan Sheehy, Seán O’Connell


U15 boys: Our Central Region campaign gets underway next Wednesday 29th at 7pm, away to Ardfert.


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.


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.


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

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