Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Seniors    Na Gaeil faced John Mitchels in the third round of the Brendan’s League in John Mitchels under lights on Friday night.

Na Gaeil were first to draw blood courtesy of Rob Murphy who scored from 14 yards after Jamie Lowham broke the ball favourable to the on rushing wing back. Na Gaeil playing with aid of a slight breeze in the first half enjoyed the majority of possession, with points coming from Darragh Carmody, Ian McCarthy, Diarmaid and Sean Herlihy gave the visitors a healthy lead as half time approached.

However Mitchels finished the half strongly scoring 1-03, to leave two points between the sides at the break.  Mitchels 1-05; Na Gaeil 0-10.

Mitchels as expected with the wind at their backs pressed hard to level the game but were kept at bay with some resolute defending from the Na Gaeil defence.

Both sides traded scores in the opening ten minutes, before Na Gaeil put the game to bed with two quick counter attacks. The first goal involving Seamie O’Neill and Stefan Okunbour, playing one two’s over fifty yards before off loading the ball to Jamie Lowham who coolly finished, driving the ball low and hard into home side’s net.

The second goal came from Ian McCarthy, who was picked out with a forty yard pass from Darragh Carmody to seal the victory for the visitors on a score line of  Na Gaeil 2-14; John Mitchels 1-10.

Team: Tadhg O Neill, Paul Daly, Dylan Brazil, Eoin Doody, Eoin Walsh, Kieran Dineen, Rob Murphy(0-1), Seamie O’Neill(0-1), Stefan Okunbour, Sean Herlihy(0-1), Ian McCarthy(1-01), Jack Carmody, Diarmaid Herlihy(0-4), Jamie lowham(1-01), Darragh Carmody(0-5), Jer O’Connor, Cian Quirke, Tony Griffin, Seamus Looney

Na Gaeil v Austin Stacks    Na Gaeil played Austin Stacks in Connolly Park in Round 4 of the Town League on Sunday last. Na Gaeil got off to a flying start and had a goal inside the first minute.

Seamie O’Neill made a good run from midfield and passed the ball to Stefan Okunbor. Stefan tore through the Stacks defence and hit a bullet low and hard to the net. Stacks scored the next two points before Darragh Carmody pointed a free for Na Gaeil.

Stacks scored 1-02 on the trot and then Diarmaid Herlihy fisted one over the bar for Na Gaeil. The home side scored two more points before half time to leave the score at the break Na Gaeil: 1-02; Austin Stacks: 1-06.

Stacks started the second half brightly and had 1-02 on the board before Na Gaeil got out of the traps. But Na Gaeil responded brilliantly and reeled off four great points in a row, two from Darragh Carmody and one each from Dylan Seymour and Seán Herlihy. Stacks put two more points on the board before Jamie Lowham pulled one back for Na Gaeil. Final Score: Na Gaeil: 1-07: Austin Stacks: 2-10.

Overall it was a very good performance from Na Gaeil with everybody giving it 100% on the field.

Team: Timmy Culloty, Colm Lyons, Kieran Dineen, Paul Daly, Rob Murphy, Eoin Doody, Cian Quirke, Seamie O’Neill, Stefan Okunbor(1-0),Jack Carmody, Dylan Seymour(0-1), Ger O’Connor, Darragh Carmody(0-3), Jamie Lowham(0-1), Diarmaid Herlihy(0-1), Seán Herlihy(0-1), Tadhg O’Neill, Pa Roche.

Minors    Na Gaeil Minors play Ardfert away on Monday February 20th at 4pm. They play Austin Stacks at home on Wednesday February 22nd at 4pm.

U12    Our U12s will continue their training next Sunday on the astro turf at the Sports Complex Tralee at 11am. Bring water and €2. Club registration will continue next Sunday from 10 – 12am.

U10 Boys   We had a great turnout of players for our training last Sunday on the astro-turf in Tralee Sports Complex. Thanks to Darragh Sheehy from the senior team who helped out with the training session. See you all again next Sunday at 11am. Weather permitting we will train outdoors again on the astro-turf pitch so please make sure you bring warm clothes and gloves. Please be sure to bring your mouth guard and €2 to cover costs. New members are always welcome at Na Gaeil so if you’d like to try your hand at GAA come along and give it a go.

U8    Our U8s will continue their training on next Sunday on the astro turf at the Sports Complex Tralee at 10am.See you all there!! Bring water and €2.A big thanks to Tadgh O’Neil our senior star for sharing his coaching skills.Please ensure you return club registration forms next week.

Na Gaeil Ladies ( Kerry Ladies Club of the Year 2016 )  – After a successful year on and off the pitch last year our Juveniles and Senior Team start their training  for the year ahead. Our U12’s and U14’s are training on Sunday with our Senior and U16’s training on Saturday evening. We welcome our players back from last year. Any new players interested in joining any of our teams are welcome and can contact Eddie 0876791460 for more info.

Na Gaeil Ladies – Paidí Ó Sé Tournament 2017

Na Gaeil Ladies at the Paidí Ó Sé Tournament at the weekend.

We began our preparations for the year playing in the Paidí Ó Sé Tournament. We played against Naomh Aban from Ballyvourney who were a very strong team and got off to a strong start.

Despite winning the 2nd half, we couldn’t claw back the deficit from the 1st half. We played Gowna from Cavan in the 2nd game. There wasn’t much between us and we were leading with 10 minutes to go.

We couldn’t hold on mainly due to tiredness, with having to play 2 games with only a break of 20 mins between games. But we had some great performances with Laura pulling off some point blank saves.

We had some great passages of play with Susan marshalling the defence with the help of  Aimee, Maura, Caragh and Clodagh O’ Connor. Kate Anne fell into centre back with Eimear, Sarah and Mary doing some great defending as well. Nora and Jadyn played midfield superbly, getting forward when they got the chance but were also on hand to help out their defence.

We had an array of scorers on the field with Jadyn scoring 2 goals and Sarah scoring 1 goal. Dearbhla won 2 penalties and numerous free kicks from some great runs. Erika, Ayesha, Sarah, Jadyn, Mary, Nora, Clodagh McHugh and Sibeal scored some great points from runs, game play and free kicks.

We played very well once we settled in both games. We were missing a good few players through injury and work. We also had a lot of  debutants with Mary, Dearbhla, Aimee, Maura and Caragh all making the 1st start for the Senior team and all played very well. This was a great workout for the year ahead with Thanks to Padraig Óg Ó Sé for the organising of the Tournament.

Team: Laura Fitzgerald, Aimee Kerins, Maura Adams, Clodagh O’ Connor, Susan Fernane, Sarah Quigley, Kate Anne O’ Connor, Eimear Nolan, Mary O’ Connell, Jadyn Lucey, Ayesha Roche, Erika O’ Sullivan, Clodagh McHugh, Nora O’ Connell, Sibeal Casey, Dearbhla Quirke, Caragh O’ Neill, Meagan Sheehy.

Scór Sinsear    Well done to our Scór Sinsear Léiriú group who represented Na Gaeil with ” One Wedding and a Funeral” at the County Final on Saturday last in Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál Castleisland. Competition was of the utmost standard , and despite a terrific performance to a thronged auditorium and captivated audience we had to be content with a runner up position. But everybody involved totally enjoyed the whole experience …and have no doubt are already looking ahead to Scór 2018 ….!!!  A huge Thank You to mentors Mary Quirke and Margaret Doody for all their hard work and encouragement and to the talented group who did us proud on the night “. Jim Adams, David Culloty, Sorcha Ní Shúilleabháin, Diarmaid Herlihy , Kate Sheehy , Niall O’ Mahoney , Sean O’ Donoghue , Cian Quirke and Eoghain Sheehy.

Na Gaeil Celebration Night   Na Gaeil Celebration Night will take place in The Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday March 4th with music by Heart and Soul.
Tickets €40pp available in Clubhouse or contact Agnes on 087 837 7969

Congratulations to Glenbeigh/Glencar from everybody in Na Gaeil on your magnificent victory over The Rock St. Patrick’s of Tyrone in the All Ireland Junior Football Final in Croke Park on Sunday. A great achievement for your club. Enjoy the celebrations!

Na Gaeil Cycling Club   Na Gaeil Cycling Club is now up and running with its winter schedule:  Saturday mornings at 10am from the clubhouse. ALL ARE WELCOME, high vis essential.

Na Gaeil Annual Cycle     Na Gaeil Annual Cycle will take place this year on Saturday April 22nd.

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.

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. Indoor Core Training on Mondays from 7.00 to 8.00 in the gym and Friday nights from 7.30 to 8.30pm in the I.T.

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 now doing indoor Core work for the winter on Wednesday and Sunday evenings.  Contact Eddie at 0876791460 for more info.

Lotto   The draw for the jackpot of €7,400 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 5, 10, 15, 22. There was no winner.  €50 winners were Roger Harty, Boherbee and Pat O’Driscoll, Ardfert. €25 winners were Mary O’Mahoney, Leith West, Mná Na Gaeil C/O Na Gaeil, James Costello, Skehanagh Close and Paddy Sugrue, Ballymullen. Next week’s lotto is worth €7,500. 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 use 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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