Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Sympathy: The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to one of our founding members, Donal Leahy, on the recent passing of his sister-in-law Sr. Columbanus Quirke of the Presentation Sisters. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy: The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to Peggy and Paddy O’Mahony of the Meadowlands Hotel on the recent passing of Peggy’s sister Eibhlín Mhic Gearailt, Ballydavid. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílís.

Sympathy: Our deepest sympathy to the family of Nelly Carmody, Churchill who died last week. Nelly will be very sadly missed by all the Na Gaeil card players. May she rest in peace.

Lotto results: Lotto Tue 23rd August. At last we have a winner…..Congratulations to Liam Ross, Ballyduff who scooped the jackpot of €7,750 last Tuesday night. His lucky numbers were 2, 10, 16, 22.

Next week’s jackpot will be €1,000. Why not try your luck in our lotto. The links is as follows:

Bingo Birthday: Na Gaeil Bingo Committee are delighted to announce that we are celebrating our 12th birthday this August. On Monday the 29th August from 7pm we will have refreshments to celebrate our 12th Birthday. Our Bingo’s continued success is down to our wonderful patrons that have supported our bingo for all these years and we are extremely grateful to all of them. A word of gratitude too to our long serving Bingo Committee who have given their time and energy to ensure that our Bingo continues to go from strength to strength for hopefully many more years to come.

Senior Ladies: Hard luck to our senior ladies who lost to Finuge/St. Senans last Monday in the first game of the senior county championship. Hopefully they can get back on track with a win when they play Rathmore away in round 2 tonight, Monday 29th.

U14 girls:  Well done to our girls who defeated Austin Stacks last Tuesday night in the U14 North Kerry League by 8 points to 1-2.

U9 boys: The u9s travelled to Kilcummin last Tuesday evening and put on a fine display against a strong Kilcummin side. Then last Thursday our lads hosted St Senans in Na Gaeil. The boys played some fantastic football and improvements are being made match after match. Then yesterday we made the trip to Dingle to play the locals. Our numbers were very low but we still put on a great performance against a physical Dingle side. Well done boys.

U13 boys: Last Thursday we travelled to Killorglin to play Laune Rangers. Our Green team were first up at 6pm We had a great start and got on the scoreboard early with a goal and a point but Laune Rangers responded with a goal themselves making it only a point between them.

Our lads pushed on then and got two more goals and 5 points to Laune Rangers just a goal. We kicked another five points to Laune Rangers one point making the halftime score 3-11 to 2-01. Second half saw a great fight back from Laune Rangers and outscored us 3-4 to 1-4.

However our boys had enough done and finished worthy winners on a score line of 4-15 to 5-05. Our White team played at 7pm and this was another great contest as a whole but it was Laune Rangers who owned the first twenty minutes and led 1-06 to a 0-01.

Our lads worked extremely hard and got themselves a little closer at halftime with a score line of 1-08 to 0-04. To our credit in the second half we scored the first five points without reply making it 1-08 to 0-09 and went on to score another 0-03 to their 0-02 making it a one point game with ten minutes to go.

Eventually the goals we needed came and thegame finished out 2-13 to 2-12 at the final whistle. It was an epic game and thanks to Laune Rangers for two sporting games.

U13 boys: Last Sunday evening we hosted John Mitchels and again it was our Green team who played first at 5.30pm. Our lads played with great intent in the first half and worked really hard all over the field.

There was great football played by both teams but our Green team had the upper hand and went in 1-07 to 0-06 up at halftime. John Mitchels came out strong in the second half tightened things up big time and the game was nip and tuck all the way through the second half. Scores were well earned and our Green team showed great resilience and composure to finish out worthy winners 3-13 to 2-15.

Our White team played at 7pm and this was always going to be a tough contest against the Division 1 Co. League runners up who showed their worth by playing some great football in the first half.

They took great scores and our lads found it difficult to get to the pace of the game in the first fifteen minutes where we found ourselves trailing by 1-05 to 0-02. However as the half progressed we got ourselves back into it and made it 1-04 to 2-05. We were unlucky to concede 1-01 just before halftime making it 3-06 to 1-04.

However in the second half we came out and challenged for everything and worked really hard all over the field. After forty minutes the score line read 3-09 to 1-08 so it was the goals that were hurting us. The game continued on in great fashion and John Mitchels finished out deserved winners on the night with a score line of 3-12 to 2-10.

Thanks to John Mitchels for two great sporting games. Our good performances in the group stage of Division 1 Central Region, with four wins out of four for the Green team and Three wins out of four for the White team, have earned us home semi-finals which are to be confirmed.

St Brendans Board U15 boys: Hard luck to the Na Gaeil lads who are part of the St Brendans Board U15 team wholost to a strong West Kerry side in Blennerville last Wednesday in the semi-final of the u15 County Championship shield competition. Those lads are Iarla Hanafin, Jamie Schoenmaker, Ruadhan Clifford, Conor Lucey, Jeaic Canty, Liam Cooper, Paddy McElligott, Brian Heaphy and Cillian Griffin.

U17 boys: Na Gaeil minors lost out to Waterville/Dromid last Friday night in Waterville on a score line of 1-16 to 2-12.On a beautiful evening for football na Gaeil got off to a flyer running into a 1-2 to no score lead within the first 5 minutesbut trouble started then.

First Seán Warr got injured and was replaced by our only sub Fionn Heaslip which led to a reshuffle of the team. In this settling period Waterville/Dromid came back fighting and went ahead 1-9 to 1-6 by half time.

The rustiness in the first half was well gone in the second half and we were all treated to a fine open game of football from both sides. After using our only sub in the first half disaster struck at half time when Peter Doyle had to be withdrawn through injury also so for the entire second half na Gaeil played with 14 men but that gave them more fuel to not give in.

have potentially not just drawn this game but indeed maybe snuck a win. A hugely encouraging performance and enjoyable game by the boys, and they go into the shield semi final which is fixed now for the 10th September.

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.

Return to school: Best wishes to all the club’s boys and girls who are returning to school around now.

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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