Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Na Gaeil played St. Pats on Sunday in Round 4 of the Brendan’s League in a wet and windy Blennerville.

St. Pats scored on their first attack with a pointed free. This was duly cancelled out at the other end with a pointed free from Darragh Carmody. Wing back Colm Lyons made a foray up the field and fired over from 20 yards.  On the 10thminute Ian McCarthy scored another good point for Na Gaeil.

Darragh Carmody had another pointed free for Na Gaeil. He quickly followed this up with a well taken goal after good approach work from Jamie Lowham.

Na Gaeil defence was playing very well and the St. Pats attack was finding it difficult to make any inroads. Close to half time the injured Stefan Okunbor was replaced by Kieran Donovan with Rob Murphy moving from wing back to midfield. St. Pats scored a point on 25 minutes to leave the half time score: Na Gaeil 1-04; St. Pats 0-02.

Na Gaeil were first out of the traps after the interval with Darragh Carmody putting over another pointed free. Na Gaeil kept the pressure on and scored the next three points through Mike Griffin, Ian McCarthy and Mike Griffin again. St Pats then replied with two well taken points of their own.

Dylan Seymour scored the final point of the game to leave the full time score Na Gaeil 1-09; St. Pats 0-04. Na Gaeil can be very happy with this very workmanlike performance.

Tadhg O’Neill  was very solid in goal in the first half as was his replacement Timmy Culloty after the break. The backs were excellent in minimising their opponents scoring chances with Dylan Brazil and Colm Lyons getting through an amount of work. Seamie O’Neill, Stefan and Rob did well at midfield with Ian McCarthy, Cian Quirke and Jamie Lowham working tirelessly up front.

Team: Tadhg O’Neill, Dylan Brazil, Kieran Dineen, Paul Daly, Colm Lyons (0-01), Eoin Doody, Rob Murphy, Seamie O’Neill, Stefan Okunbor, Jack Carmody, Ian McCarthy (0-02), Cian Quirke, Darragh Carmody (1-03), Jamie Lowham, Mike Griffin (0-02).

Subs: Kieran Donovan for Stefan Okunbor: Dylan Seymour (0-01) for Jack Carmody; Timmy Culloty for Tadhg O’Neill; Ger O’Connor for Cian Quirke; Cormac Sheehy for Ian McCarthy and Pa Roche for Rob Murphy.

U10 Last Sunday due to the inclement weather we trained indoors at Tralee Sports Complex. Thanks to Jamie Lowham and Kieran O’Donovan 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 next Sunday on the astro turf at the Sports Complex Tralee at 10am. If the weather is unsuitable we will move the session indoors. See you all there!! Bring water and €2.Please ensure you return club registration forms next week.
Hope to see all your parents at the club social next Saturday night.Tickets available at the bar.

Na Gaeil U8’s training at Tralee Sports Complex recently

U6 Sunday last saw a big turn out of under 6 boys and girls at the Sports Complex. Each week their fitness is improving and they are becoming more comfortable on the ball. Well done all!

Na Gaeil Celebration Night

Na Gaeil Celebration Night will take place in The Meadowlands Hotel on this coming Saturday March 4th with music by Heart and Soul.
Tickets €40pp available in Clubhouse or contact Agnes on 087 837 7969. It promises to be a great night out so we hope to see you there.

Scór Na bPáistí

The Tralee District round of Scór na bPáistí takes place this Fridaynight the 3rd March in Scoil Mhic Easmainn. Start time is 6.30pm and if you’re looking for a great night’s entertainment this is the place to be!! Representing Na Gaeil in four different disciplines are the following kids: Ceol Uirlise: Shane Kelly, Roisin Cantwell, Sorcha Casey and Jack Doyle. Léiriú: Ruadhan and Siun Clifford, Grainne Quirke, Sean and Aoife Barrett, Jack Canty, Clodagh Fitzgibbon and Sean Morris. Aithriseoireacht; Ruadhan Clifford. Bailead Grupa: Grace O Donnell, Nicole Arefjeva, Sorcha Casey, Aisling Casey, Elsie Peg Rogers.

The very best of luck to everyone and we’ll be hoping that all of the above qualify for the North Kerry semi finals which will be held in Castleisland on Saturday the 11th March.

Comórtas Seachtain na Gaeilge

Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl i Mí Márta. Ta comórtas ar siúl sa club chun an ocáid a cheiliúradh. Tá sé do pháistí faoi 6, 8, 10 agus 12. Scríobh aiste nó dán gairid nó déan postaer trí Ghaeilge bunaithe ar an téama: Ag Imirt Le Club Na Gaeil. Seol isteach bhur gcuid oibre don gclub roimh an dóú lá déag de Mí Márta. Bígí ag obair agus bain taitneamh as. Beidh duaiseanna ar fáil do na buaiteoirí.

Comórtas Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge commences on March 1st. To celebrate  the occasion Na Gaeil Club are inviting all under 6’s, 8’s, 10’s and 12’s to write a short essay or poem or design a poster in Irish based on the theme: Playing With Na Gaeil Club. Entries must be in by March 12th and can be dropped in to the clubhouse. So get your thinking caps on and enjoy. There will be prizes for the winners.

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 at0876791460 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.


The draw for the jackpot of €7,500 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 3, 13, 14, 25. There was no winner.  €50 winners were John Cleary, Matt Talbot Road and Seán Hilliard, Listowel. €25 winners were Mary Harty, Ard Na Lí, Ann O’Brien, Lisbeg, Donie Buckley, Oakpark Demesne and Richard Boylan, Derrylea. Next week’s lotto is worth €7,600. All are welcome for the draw in the club each Tuesday night 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 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.


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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