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Na GaeilNA GAEIL SENIOR: NA Gaeil finally got their first points in division three with a hard earned draw with Beaufort.

Na Gaeil playing at home had the better of the opening exchanges with scores coming through Darragh Carmody ,Mike Griffin and Shane Carey.

The visitors came strong at the end however to take a two point lead into the break, a score which could have been a lot worse except for a flurry of of exceptional saves from Tim Culloty. Na Gaeil 00-05 Beaufort 01-04.

The second half was a more evenly contested affair with the lead exchanging hands on several occasions.

A Mike Griffin goal on the twenty minute, the home sides second with Rob Murphy scoring, looked to have set na Gaeil up with the win but Beaufort equalised with the last kick of the game for a share of the spoils. Na Gaeil 02-09 Beaufort 02-09.

Tim Culloty, Shane Fitzgerald, Mike Collins, Paul Daly, Darragh sheehy, Emmet Curran, podge o Sullivan, Mike Griffin, Seamus o Neill, Eoin sheehy, Dylan Seymour, Kieran o Donovan, diarmaid herlihy, Shane Carey, Darragh Carmody, Jack Carmody, Eoin Walsh.

DEFIBRILLATOR: Any member  over 18, interested in doing a defibrillator course please put name in to club or give to any officer.

Course is free. Choose to do it in one six hour session on a Saturday or Sunday or in two three hour sessions over two evenings.

JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP : Na Gaeil play Churchill away this  Sunday at 2 00pm in the first round of the Junior Championship. Please come along. Support needed.

NA GAEIL U16:Na Gaeil travelled to Spa to take on Churchill in Div.1 – Round 3 of the Central Region. In ideal weather conditions, Na Gaeil got off to an explosive  start with a point from Niall O’Mahony in the first minute and another from Diarmuid O’Connor 30 seconds later.

Churchill’s defence had no answer to the attacking force of the Na Gaeil forwards, especially Diarmuid O’Connor who drove the ball to the back of the net in the second minute of the game and within a minute, using his left leg, sent over a point from a difficult angle. Churchill took some time to settle and Séan Donnellan pointed in the seventh minute in a rare movement through Na Gaeil’s defence.

Na Gaeil continued their attack on Churchill’s goals with a pointed free from Dara Devine, a goal from Ryan O’Neill and a further point from Diarmuid O’Connor,all within 10 minutes of the first half. Despite Churchill’s efforts to contain Diarmuid O’Connor, they failed, as he was unmarkable and gave an exhibit of football.

Churchill found the net in the 15th minute keeping the game alive. Na Gaeil had plenty possession in this half, dropping a lot of ball short of the target until Patrick Roche pointed in the 28th minute.

Churchill had good movements in the later stages of this half and were denied a sure goal with a diving save from Ferghal Barry at a crucial stage. Halftime score Na Gaeil 2-6 Churchill 1-2.

Dara Devine started the scoring in this half with a pointed free in the 3rd minute. Na Gaeil took a hold of this half early on though the scores were not as plentiful but they had good movements and direct ball into the forwards where Diarmuid O’Connor fired over a point from such a movement.

This was an entertaining half with regular movements from both ends of the field. Churchill continued to battle for possession and scores but they found it hard to penetrate the Na Gaeil defence and were guilty of a number of wides.

They scored two points from play in this half, not a true reflection of their second half performance. Further scores came from Na Gaeil’s Dara Devine (2), assisted by Dan Goggin and a penalty from Diarmuid O’Connor. Na Gaeil continued to battle right to the end with Tadhg Lynch scoring two fine last minute points.

There were fine performances from Diarmuid O’Connor, Ryan O’Neil, Dara Devine and Niall O’Mahony. David Boyle gave a credited first half performance and Dylan Burns seemed to be constantly stuck in the middle of the action helping out his teammates. Final score Na Gaeil 3-13 Churchill 1-4.

NA GAEIL U 14: The U14 team took part in Feile Peil na nOg which was held in Rathmore last Saturday. Na Gaeil played in the A competition and were in the same group as Dr Crokes, Rathmore and Laune Rangers.

In the opening match we played Dr Crokes who started the game brightly and opened the scoring with a goal from one of their first attacks.

They quickly followed up with further scores to open a six point lead before Na Gaeil registered their first score. The second half was much tighter and Na Gaeil had a number of chances to get back into the game but unfortunately didn’t take them leaving the final score Na Gaeil 0-2 Dr Crokes 1-5.

The second game was against the hosts, Rathmore and this was a much improved performance. Na Gaeil lead by 0-3 to 0-0 at half time and extended their lead to five points in the second half.

Rathmore responded with a late free and a goal from a last minute penalty but the game finished Na Gaeil 0-5 Rathmore 1-1.

The final game of the day was against Laune Rangers and the winner of this game would qualify for County Semi-final next week end.

Na Gaeil started the game brightly and opened a two point lead. They had chances to further extend their lead but two quick goals just before half time swung the game in favour of the Killorglin side.

With a small panel Na Gaeil struggled in the second half and Laune Rangers ran out winners with the final score line Na Gaeil 1-3 Laune Rangers 3-5. Despite not qualifying to the semi-final stage the team gained good experience playing against Division one teams.

Panel: C Devine, E Cahill, E O’Connor, J O’Sullivan, J Sheehan, R O’Sullivan, T Walsh, T Lynch, T O’Hanifan, J Bourke, A Burke, D Burns, M Burke, D Healy, D Reen, J O’Brien, J Kelliher, T Horgan.

We are back in Rathmore again next Wednesday at 7.15 for our next game in the county league. This will be followed up with the rescheduled home match against Castleisland Desmonds on Saturday at 4.00pm.

NA GAEIL U12: Our Under 12s began their County League campaign in impressive fashion last Sunday away to Legion. In ideal weather conditions both our teams gave a great display from the start.

In the first game we got on the scoreboard early with well taken points from Graham Sheehy and with Legion replying with some fine scores we edged ahead closer to half time with great points from Jamie Fitzgerald and Edward Sheehy.

Our rock solid defence  of Cian O Neill, Scott Ryan, Kieran O Connor and Liam Og Kingston held tight throughout and gave little away. Great goals from Graham Sheehy and Edward Sheehy along with well taken points from Sean O Connor and Jamie Fitzgerald kept us in front  along with a great performance in goals from Tadhg Reen .

Our  solid  midfield pairing of Oisin Mauncell and Jamie Fitzgerald sent great balls into the forward line where Aaron Delahunty made some great catches. We held on to win by a single score at the final whistle.

Our second game saw a number of debutants from our U10 ranks and along with our Under 12 players combined to great effect.

All players played a great game and lead at half time 4 points to 2. Subs were introduced at half time and while players tired in the 2nd half , their Legion counterparts were the stronger in the final quarter.

All the lads can be very pleased with their performances. Great to see some boys up from the Under 10s who made their debuts yesterday.

Team. Josh Roche, Sean Barrett, Daniel Henrickson, Batty Coffey, Daniel Fitzgerald, Denis Moriarty, Jack Doyle, Nathan Rogers, Cillian Murphy, Cian Sheehan, Kevin O’Donoghue, Sean Morris, Cian McEaneaney.

Training continues Thursday evening 7 to 8.30.NEXT GAME: Sunday 19th April 6pm versus Laune Rangers in Killeen.

NA GAEIL U8:Well done to the hardy souls (especially JJ) who trained on the pitch last Sunday morning in the terrible weather conditions. We hope to see you all again at 11am next Sunday in na Gaeil. Don’t forget to bring your mouthguard.

FUND RAISER RAFFLE: Well done to Denise, Mike, Liam and Darren for organising a raffle to raise funds

to purchase tracksuit bottoms for the under 16s and well done lads for selling the lines. Thanks to all who supported the raffle.

There were a lot of prizes, an Easter basket, jewellery, jerseys, meal and food vouchers, hair and make-up and a few bottles.

Thanks to those who sponsored them. 1st prize of an Irish soccer jersey went to Tony Hayes with more prizes going to Alex O’Mahony, Cathal Healy, Joanne Roche, Mike Connolly, Raymond Prendiville, Mark Bourke, Diarmuid O’Connor, Robert Walshe and Dan Goggin.

EXECUTIVE:  Executive meeting this Thursday the 16th at 8.30pm.

SYMPATHY:Sincere sympathy  to Kieran Moriarty on the death of his Brother John Moriarty. RIP

CARDS: Every Wednesday night in clubhouse. This is a very sociable occasion where you meet your friends for a great night’s entertainment and relaxation.

BINGO:Na Gaeil bingo is run every Monday night at the clubhouse in Killeen at 8.30pm. This is a vital fundraiser and 100% of the funds are reinvested back into the club.

Na Gaeil bingo has grown from strength to strength and continues to grow. Thanks to all the parents who often their time to help run the bingo.

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