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Stefan Okunbor, Ryan O'Neill and Diarmuid O'Connor of Na Gaeil Football club, members of the Kerry Minor Panel that take on Galway in the All Ireland Final in Croke Park on Sunday next.

Stefan Okunbor, Ryan O’Neill and Diarmuid O’Connor of Na Gaeil Football club, members of the Kerry Minor Panel that take on Galway in the All Ireland Final in Croke Park on Sunday next.

All Ireland Minor Final   Best of luck to Diarmuid O’Connor, Stefan Okunbor and Ryan O’Neill of Na Gaeil and all the Kerry Minor Panel and mentors as they take on Galway in the All Ireland Minor Final in Croke Park on Sunday next. Everybody in Na Gaeil is proud of the boys’ achievements to date and hope that all goes well for them on the day.

U 13   Congratulations to the Na Gaeil Boys U 13 Team that defeated John Mitchels in the Lee Strand U 13 Plate Final in Connolly Park on Saturday last.

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Na Gaeil U 13 Boys Team that defeated John Mitchels in the Lee Strand Plate Final in Connolly Park on Saturday Last.

Na Gaeil U 13 Boys Team that defeated John Mitchels in the Lee Strand Plate Final in Connolly Park on Saturday Last.

U 12   We travelled to Keel Sunday last for Round 5 of Central Region Div.2. Playing against a gale force wind in the first half we managed to go in at half time in front thanks to  goals from Kieran O Connor and Nathan Rodgers. With daylight fading fast conditions were tough in the second half and a determined Keel outfit reduced the deficit to two points. Many of our lads were beginning to tire as they had been involved in an U13 Blitz over the weekend and so it was great that we had such a strong bench that we could spring into action in the second half. Sub Rory Reen came on in the full forward position with ten minutes remaining and was causing a lot of problems for the Keel defence, culminating with a great fisted effort that left the Keel goalkeeper with no chance!

Our best team display of the season resulted in a well deserved win for the boys.

Team:  A. Delahunty, C O’ Neill, J. Doyle, S. Barrett, K. Sheahan, B. Coffey, S.Coffey. K. O’Connor, S.O’ Connor, S.O’ Connell, E. Sheehy,  R.Reen,  N.Rodgers, S. Kelly, C. Murphy.

U 10   We are due to travel to play John Mitchels under 10s next Sunday, with throw-in at 10.30am. Anyone who needs a lift on the day is asked to be at Na Gaeil at 10am. Please ensure you bring water and your mouth guard. We will have a few more challenge games before the end of the season so hopefully everyone will make a big effort to be available.

U 8   Training continues next Thursday at 6.30pm.Next Sunday we travel to Mitchells for a challenge game. Throw in is 10.30am sharp .Please be at the pitch for 10.15am. Mentors will leave from Na Gaeil field at 10amto collect those who require transport. Best Wishes to our three Na Gaeil Stars assisting the Kerry Minors to make history next Sunday. These players are an inspiration to all the younger players in the club. Na Gaeil Abù. Don’t forget your ball gum shields & water. See you all Thursday eve 6.30pm.

U 6   Sunday last saw Na Gaeil under 6 team take on the Stacks. We fielded 3 different teams and every player gave a superb display making Denis and his team very proud. Well done all.

Kerry Development Squads    Congratulations to U15 Na Gaeil player Tadhg Lynch and U14 players Devon Burns, Enda O’ Connor and Jack Sheahan all of whom played with Kerry Development Squads at the weekend with both teams defeating Galway.

Na Gaeil Ladies   Na Gaeil v Cromane, Div 2 U16 Ladies County League Final

We played in Fossa on Thursday in near perfect conditions against Cromane in the County League Final.  Cromane beat us in the league so we had to step it up. Meagan and Jadyn captained the side and gave their teammates a rousing speech before the ball was thrown in. Kay got us off to the perfect start with a point after a fine run. This was quickly followed by a point from Sibeal and a free from Meagan. Cromane got their 1st point 2 minutes later. Meagan found the back of the net after winning their keeper’s kick out. 5 minutes was all that was gone in what was to be a very exciting game. Cromane came back at us and scored 1-02 but Jadyn made another drive forward after some fine work from Erika and scored a goal. Cromane came back at us again and scored a quick fire 2.02. Our backs were under pressure with Aimee and Megan having to cope with a very pacey Cromane forward line. Ria made a few great blocks to stop their full forwards. Dearbhla was being pulled from pillar to post as she had to chase her player all over the field but we gained control for the last 15 minutes of the 1st half with Sibeal and Meagan scoring a point apiece. Clodagh Mc Hugh went on a run then scoring 1.02 before Jadyn and Sibeal scored another point apiece. Abi finished the 1st half off with a goal. We knew Cromane would come back at us hard for the 2nd half but we were ready. Meagan scored 1.01 in the opening 2 minutes followed by another goal from Abi. Cromane again hit back by scoring 2.01. Meagan and Erika scored another point each before Cromane scored another goal with 16 minutes to go! This is where our girls stood up to be counted. Sarah and Mary were outstanding and started to control the halfback line with their defending and forward passing, Aine was making decisive kickouts and winning any ball that was coming into her area with Freya, Ria and Eimear blocking every run and stopping Cromane scoring anymore. Jadyn and Clodagh had midfield covered with Jadyn touching every blade of grass on the pitch. We kicked on and Meagan scored another 1.01 after being set up by Abi and Erika. Caragh and Brid were creating space for Sibeal and Abi to get our last points of the game. Erika dropped a bit deep to stop Cromane coming out with the ball. For the last 5 minutes we controlled the pace and the play with some superb passing to see out a great win with a final score of 7-15 to 6-08.  This was a great game of football played in a great spirit by both sides. The team can be proud of this achievement and the footballing style that was played. We say a big thanks to our supporters and to Seán and staff on our arrival back to the club after the game. Na Gaeil Abú.

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Na Gaeil Ladies U16, Div 2 County League Winners 2016

Na Gaeil Ladies U16, Div 2 County League Winners 2016

Team: Aine O’ Sullivan, Megan Fernane, Ria Walsh, Aimee Kerins, Dearbhla Quirke, Mary O’ Connell, Sarah Barrett, Jadyn Lucey(1-01), Clodagh O’ Connor, Meagan Sheehy(3-05), Abi Casey(2-01),Erika O Sullivan(0-01), Clodagh McHugh (1-02)Kay Barry(0-01), Sibeal Casey(0-04), Muire Kingston, Ciara Rath, Brid Sinnott, Emily Crowe, Isabelle Crowe, Laoise Delahunty,Freya O’ Connor,  Caragh O ‘Neill,  Eimear O’ Sullivan,  Sophie Lowham.

Clothes Collection: Na Gaeil Ladies are fundraising with a used clothes and shoes collection. All unwanted items such as new, unused, torn and unwanted clothes, bedding and towels, curtains, shoes, bags and belts are being collected by the Ladies club as part of their fundraising campaign. Any items for donation can be brought along to training or dropped into the club bar any evening. All contributions greatly appreciated

Cash For Clubs   Na Gaeil is now registered in the ‘Topaz Cash for Clubs’ initiative. Any club Members who are also Topaz card holders are able to allocate tokens to the Club and help raise funds

Na Gaeil Cycling Club   Na Gaeil Cycling Club is now up and running with their full summer schedule: Monday and Wednesday nights at 6.15pm and Saturday mornings at 10am.ALL ARE WELCOME, high vis essential

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 Monday andFriday nights from 7.30 to 8.30pm. 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.

field on Wednesday nights and Saturday evenings. Boots or Runners are all that are

Mná Na Gaeil , We are a Gaelic for Mothers and Others team who come together and do 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 out in the required.  Contact Eddie at 0876791460 for more info.

Lotto   The draw for the jackpot of €5,100 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 5, 7, 12, 14. There was no winner.  €50 winners were Helen Lacey C/O Mary Sheehy and Paul Doyle, Ballybrenagh. €25 winners were James Prendergast, Mounthawk Manor, Tom Leen, Ballymacelligott, Dr. D. B. Rao, Ballybunion and Richard Boylan, Derrylea. Next week’s lotto is worth €5,200. All are welcome for the draw in the club each Tuesday night at 10.30pm.

Bingo    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 will also take 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.

Cards: 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.


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