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Town Board/Brendan’s Board Sat Feb 27th.

John Mitchels 3-8 Na Gaeil 2-11.

In perfect conditions on Saturday night the senior team drew against a strong John Mitchells side. The end result flattered the home side who scored two goals against the run of play in the second half. Despite trailing by four at half time, an excellent Eoin Walsh goal gave Na Gaeil belief after which we had a purple patch where Shane Carey also netted.

Throughout the game Mike Griffin at corner forward caused the Mitchels defence massive problems throughout. Pádraig O’Sullivan  in the full back line had a terrific game and newcomer Stephen Conway playing at wing back also impressed.

Team; David Hennessy; Joe Hayes, Dylan Brazil, Pádraig O’Sullivan; Stephen Conway (0-3, 2 45s, 1f), Rob Murphy, Kieran O’Donovan; Seamie O’Neill, David Culloty; Dylan Seymour, Shane Carey(1-0), Eoin Walsh (1-0), Darragh Carmody (0-3f), Jamie Lowham (0-1), Mike Griffin (0-4); Jordan Murphy, Ger O’Connor, Sean Lyons.

On Sunday Feb 28th the seniors played St Pats in the St Brendan’s League. Despite playing the previous day, Na Gaeil eventually lost out to a fresher Blennerville outfit by 2-16 to 1-10. Playing with the aid of a wind in the first half St Pats settled quickly and lead by 7 at half time. Despite the loss the weekend was a success as a whole, with all members of the panel staking their claim for a start in county league on 19th March.

Team; Timmy Culloty; Neil Cannon, Dylan Brazil, Paul Daly; Ger O’Connor, Richie Barrett, Cian Quirke; Mike Griffin, Cormac Sheehy; Paul Nolan, Ian McCarthy (1-4), Seanie Lyons (0-2); Seamie O’Neill, Jordan Murphy, Kieran O’Donovan; David Culloty (0-1), Jamie Lowham (0-1), Eoin Walsh, Seamus Looney, Stephan Conway

The senior team play Kerins O’Rahillys on Saturday in Strand Road at 4pm, training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30 in Na Gaeil under lights.

Kerins O Rahillys 3-9 Na Gaeil 1-12.

Na Gaeil seniors played Kerins O’Rahilly’s in the Town Board on Saturday 5th March. The final scoreline didn’t do justice to the Na Gaeil team, as the game was only won by Strand Road by a last minute goal. Against division one apposition in heavy ground Na Gaeil started poorly and found themselves 1-1 to no score down.

Hard work and some excellent attacking play through Darragh Carmody and Jamie Lowham saw Na Gaeil fight back. In an up and down second half David Hennessy saved a penalty and a quickfire Dylan Seymour double saw Na Gaeil stay with their hosts.

Throughout the game Eoin Walsh impressed at wing back while David Culloty continued his early season good form. All in all, the team performed well and hopes are high of a good start to the Count y League against Scartaglin on March 20th.

Team; Timmy Culloty; Dara Sheehy, Dylan Brazil, Padraig O’Sullivan; Kieran O’Donovan, David Cullotty, Eoin Walsh (0-1), Seamie O’Neill (0-1), Jack Barry; Dylan Seymour (0-2), Shane Carey , Ian McCarthy; Mike Griffin (0-1), Jamie Lowham (0-2), Darragh Carmody (1-6). Subs, David Hennessy for Timmy Culloty, Stephen Conway for O’Sullivan, Rob Murphy for O’Neill, Cormac Sheehy for Seymour.

Training continues, Tuesday at 7.30 and Friday at 8.00 p.m.

Kerry U21s:

Best of luck to Andrew Barry and all the Kerry under 21 squad that play Tipperary in the EirGrid GAA under 21 Munster Championship Quarter Final in Austin Stack Park on Wednesday March 9th at 7.30pm.


We welcomed Legion in a round two clash of the county league last Saturday in a very tight game of football played in good conditions. Both teams were still rusty in terms of preparation and no doubt will improve over the next few weeks.

There were very good performances from Seamus Looney and Ryan O Neill in the Backs and Dan Goggins and Morgan Moriarty in the forwards but overall all the team played as a unit to win 1-12 to 0-08 in the end. We are due to play Dingle next Saturday in Na Gaeil at 4pm. The team sponsors are Leahys Pharmacy and The Meadowlands Hotel.

U14 Boys:  

Training was disrupted last week with such poor weather but the team made up for it with a very encouraging display of football in a challenge game V Ballymac last Sunday morning. There were huge positives to take out of this game and even though it was the first time the lads played on grass this year they had the basic skills and fitness levels to a very high standard. Keep it going lads.

Panel: Tadgh Reen, Mathew Burke, Liam Kingston, Peter Walsh, Tom Walsh, Jack Bourke, Jack Sheehan, Enda O Connor, Shane Daly, Jamie Fitzgerald, Graham Sheehy. Training takes place on Thursdays and Sundays.


Our boys continue to train indoors in Tralee Sports Complex. We had another big turnout last Sunday. Thanks to Robert Murphy from the senior team who gave JJ and Ger a hand with the training. Training will take place again next Sunday at Tralee Sports Complex from 11am until noon.

Players are asked to bring €2 to cover the cost of the hall & please bring along your mouth-guard & a bottle of water too. Just to remind you again that all players need to be registered with the club. Please register next Sunday. The cost for under 10s is €40.


Training continued at the Tralee Sports Complex Astro Turf Facilities on Sunday last at 10 am. The coaches divided the U7s & U8s to allow everyone get more individual attention. We practiced the basic skills and finished with competitive practice games.

There were great performances from Eoin Daly, Gearoid Moynihan, Sean Óg O’Connor and Christy-Boy Burke. Most improved players: Gearoid Moynihan, Elliott Lyons & Sean Cantwell. Special thanks to Na Gaeil Senior goalkeeper Timmy Culloty who was great fun.

He showed us some of his diving skills in an exciting penalty shoot out. All Players are asked to bring €2 to cover facility expenses. Also ensure you bring your water bottle & mouth-guards. Make sure you check out The Na Gaeil Facebook page for lots of photos of the teams and training sessions. See you all next Sunday at the Tralee Complex at 10am.


Plenty of fun was had by all last Sunday at the Tralee Sports Complex as the under under 6 boys and girls tried hard to escape being captured by their energetic trainers. Catching, passing and soloing the ball preceded the exciting match at the end of the session where Eoin Tansley, Ronan O’ Connor and Katelyn Broderick played key roles. Training resumes next Sunday at 10am. All new-comers welcome! (Check out our Facebook page, Na Gaeil GAA Club, for weekly pictures and videos!)

Cycling Club:

Na Gaeil Cycling club have commenced cycles Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Anyone welcome. Mentored cycles for beginners will start on Saturday the 26th of March at 10am.


Also a Cheltenham Sweepstakes will proceed for the race festival. Entries must be in for the 14th of March. 30 euro entry fee, overall.  Daily prizes. Entry can be made at the bar.

Scór Sinsear:

Well Done to our talented Ballad Group who performed in the Munster Final of Scór Sinsear on Saturday eve last in Ovens in Cork.Although they did not win any silverware, they represented their  club and county with pride and brought the house down with their renditions of “Ballad  of John Williams” and “The Mad Lady and Me”So well done to Therese, Tracy, Rachel, Pat and Tim. And here’s to   Scór  2017!

Scór na bPáistí:

If you want a good nights entertainment and, at the same time see all the youthful talent Na Gaeil has to offer, then you could do worse than come along to the IT next Friday night the 11th March where the Tralee District Round of Scór na bPáistí takes place.

Na Gaeil participants are as follows: Jack Doyle, Ciara Rath, Sarah Barrett, Tadhg Reen and Ailbhe Daly will represent us in the Ceol Uirlise competition. Ballad group singers are; Iseult Casey, Elsie Rogers, Aisling Casey, Ciara Lynch and Sorcha Casey.

Léiriú cast members; Ciara Rath, Josh Roche, Eimear O Sullivan, Liam Óg Kingston, Siun Clifford, Grainne Quirke, Jack Doyle, Denis Moriarty. Recitation: Eimear O Sullivan. Solo SInging; Josh Roche  and Sean Nós Dancing Liam Óg Kingston.

Fir na Gaeil:

Light Football Training for Men who have retired from playing football and for those that have not played and would like to try it out. Very little skill is required. We train on Friday nights at 8pm in the gym at the moment. Runners and mats are all that are needed. This is a great way to keep fit with light training, ball games and a bit of a laugh. Contact Eddie at 0876791460 for more info.

Mná Na Gaeil:

We are a Gaelic for Mothers and Others team who come together and doing a bit of exercise, football training and socialising. Anyone who would like to join are most welcome, No skills are required, just a good attitude and a sense for fun. We are in the gym on Wednesday nights from 7.45pm.  Runners and mats are all that are needed for the moment.  Contact Eddie at 0876791460 for more info.


The draw for the jackpot of €2,400 took  place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 9, 11, 16, 18 .. There was no winner.  €50 winners were Mary McQuinn, Leith East and Gerard Aherne, Forge Cross. €25 winners were P.J. Murphy, Liostellick, Anthony & Oonagh O’Gara, Tralee, Michael O’Neill, Kilflynn and Denis Reen, Spa. Next week’s lotto is worth €2,5c00 .All welcome for draw in club, each Tuesday at 10.30pm.


Bingo is on every Monday night at 8.30pm sharp. We have prize money of over €1,000 guaranteed every week with a mini jackpot that increases fortnightly when not won.  A door prize and a half-time raffle with lovely prizes also takes place every week.

A bus service is available at 087 2817577.  You can ring this number for pick up and drop off.  100% of the funds raised go back directly into the club.   The bingo is run on a total voluntary basis and a huge thank you to all the parents who offer their time to run this vital fundraiser for the club.

If anyone wants to donate a spot prize for our weekly bingo raffle, please leave it at the club house and mark it “Bingo”. Thanks to all our patrons who support this event on a weekly basis.


A card game is held every Wednesday night in the clubhouse. This is a very sociable occasion where you meet your friends for a great night’s entertainment and relaxation.  Everyone from novice to senior will enjoy a relaxing game of 45.

The Kube:

CBS The Green, Tralee, proudly presents The Kube in the Brandon Hotel, Conference and Leisure Centre on March 16th. Doors open at 7.00pm.  The Kube starts at 7.30pm sharp. For more information contact The Green on 0667145824 or 086007068. Proceeds go to the All Weather Pitch Fund.

GAA 1916 Commemorations:

Tyrone Productions – a TV Entertainment Company have been commissioned by the GAA to produce a half hour show, which will be their 1916 commemoration event. This historic event will take place in Croke Park on Sunday, April 24th, the day of the Allianz League, division one and two finals.

The event will be televised by TG4.  Part of the event will be a Grand Citizens Parade. They want a very strong representation from as many GAA Clubs in Ireland as possible to carry the flag of their county in this parade. Tyrone Productions are looking for volunteers to achieve this.

The volunteers may be required to attend rehearsals on Sat April 23rd in Croke Park. They must be 18 years or over and will have to arrange their own travel and accommodation arrangements at their own expense. Anyone interested should contact the club as soon as possible. Closing date is Monday, March 14th.


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