Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Seniors    Na Gaeil Seniors get their Division Three County League campaign off to a start on Sunday next March 19th when they take on Fossa at home in Killeen at 2.00pm. Come out and support the team for what promises to be a very entertaining game of football.

 U14    The U14’s had their first completive match of the year when they played Kerins O’Rahillys in the first round of the Town Board League in Ballyrickard on Sunday afternoon.

The home side started the brighter and opened the scoring with a point. Na Gaeil responded with two quick scores before Kerins O’Rahillys drew level with their second point of the game.

Na Gaeil regained the lead with another point. However the home side responded with the first goal of the game to open a two point lead. Na Gaeil responded to this set back and finished the first half strongly scoring 2-2 without reply to leave the half time score Na Gaeil 2-5 Kerins O’Rahillys 1-2.

Kerins O’Rahillys were quick out of the blocks in the second half and dominated the opening period scoring three points without reply to reduce the deficit. However, Na Gaeil slowly got back into the game and two quick goals put them back in control of the game. They followed up with five unanswered points.

However the home side refused to give up and struck back with three goals in the closing minutes to leave the final score Na Gaeil 4-10 Kerins O’Rahillys 4-5.

This was a very good workout in heavy conditions and will be of great benefit in the coming weeks. We have a bye in the Town Board next week but hope to organise a challenge match. Our next match in the Town Board is away to Austin Stacks on Sunday March 26thand we follow that up with our first County League game away to Fossa on Wednesday March 29th. Next training session is Thursday evening.

Panel: A Delahunty, S Ryan, L Kingston, C O’Neill, D Hennirksson, G Sheehy, J Doyle, P Walsh, J Fitzgerald, N Rogers, J O’Connor, E Sheehy, C Murphy, D Moriarty, J Dakissia.
2017 registration is now due and forms have been given out to all players. Can completed
Forms be returned to mentors at this week’s training sessions.

U12    Our U12s will continue their training next Sunday on the astro turf at the Sports Complex Tralee at 11am. Bring water and €2. We will send out text message to confirm meet up arrangements for our annual participation in the St Patricks Day parade.

U10 Boys     We didn’t have any training last Sunday due to it being Registration Day in Na Gaeil. Thanks to Pádraig O’Sullivan and Cian Quirke from the senior team who helped out with our training session on the previous Sunday.

See you all again next Sunday at 11am at either the Sports Complex or at Na Gaeil, depending on the weather. Please be sure to bring your mouth guard. 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 U8’s will continue their training next Sunday on the Astro Turf at the sports complex Tralee at 10am.See you all there!! Bring water and €2.We will send out text message early in week to confirm meet up arrangements for our annual participation in the St Patrick’s Day parade.

Bacon and Cabbage Day    Come along to Na Gaeil clubhouse on St. Patrick’s Day for our now famous bacon and cabbage dinner which will be served from 2 to 5pm. There will be music in the bar from 10pm to 12am so be there for a great night’s entertainment.

Child Protection Awareness Workshop    A Child Protection Awareness Workshop will take place in Na Gaeil Clubhouse on Wednesday March 15th at 7.30pm. The duration of this workshop will be 2.5 to 3 hours. This workshop is mandatory for everyone involved in GAA coaching (mentors, coaches, assistants etc.)

It provides introductory information on codes of conduct and child protection guidelines. Certificates of attendance will be issued at the end of the course. These certificates will be valid for 3 years. Club members who have attended 2 years ago are advised to attend this course due to considerable updates in guidelines and course content since the spring of 2015.

Best of luck to former Na Gaeil footballer Darragh O’Connell from Abbeydorney who lines out at midfield for Dublin club Cuala in the All Ireland Club Hurling final in Croke Park on St. Patrick’s Day. It is a big day for Darragh and his family. We hope that he enjoys the occasion and wins that coveted All Ireland medal.

Good Luck also to Dr. Crokes who take on Slaughtneil of Derry in the All Ireland Club Football Final in Croke Park on St. Patrick’s Day. We hope that they follow in the footsteps of Glenbeigh/Glencar and bring another All Ireland Club Title back to the Kingdom.

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.

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 €7,700 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 9, 18, 21, 28. There was no winner.  €50 winners were Terry Healy, Butcher, Oakpark and James O’Donoghue, Oaklands Shop. €25 winners were Ger O’Sullivan, Cahermoneen, Cathy Carey, Riverside Walk, Rupert Swan, Oakpark and Jackie Carlos C/O Na Gaeil. Next week’s lotto is worth €7,800. 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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