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Na GaeilRACE NIGHT: Another great night was enjoyed in the club last Saturday  with our  annual race night.

Philip did a outstanding job as master of ceremonies. Our judges had the unenviable task of picking a winner from the very many stylish ladies present, but finally agreed on Eileen Moriarty stunning ensemble and Melissa Hurly for her lovely hat.

Congratulations to Eamon Browne for winning best dressed man who looked debonair,and to Adrian Carmody for sporting such a dapper hat, well done for adding so much to the occasion.

Of course Elsa the doll  caused quite a stir on the night ,all helping to make the raffle great fun thanks to Mary Maunsell for donating such a wonderful prize.

Thank you to all members who sold horses or ads for the race card, and to our sponsors,  to everyone who contributed in any way thank you very much for your continued support, all funds raised will be a great help funding the club for the 2015 season.

A Special thank you to Donal Lucy and the race night committee for all their hard work organising the night.

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The U12’s topped off their year by celebrating at Bowling Buddies and then back to the club for Pizza.

NA GAEIL SENIOR LADIES:Na Gaeil Senior Ladies finished the season on a winning note by winning the Mary Jo Curran Plate final played at Keel on Sunday morning under ideal conditions. In a hard fought encounter with Corca Duibhne Na Gaeil emerged victorious on a scoreline on 5-4 to 3-5. Corca Duibhne were quickest to settle and went into a 2 point lead in the opening minutes when an excellent point from Nora O Connell playing at full forward settled Na Gaeil.

Na Gaeil started to dominate the middle third at this stage and excellent work by Jadyn Lucey began a slick interchange of passes which set up Meadbh Horgan for Na Gaeils first goal giving them a lead they would not relinquish.

On the resumption Jadyn found space and sent a rocket to the Corca Duibhne net to leave the score 2-1 to 0-2. Corca Duibhne then rallied to score 1-1 but  a further 2-1 before half time saw Na Gaeil go to the short whistle leading 4-2 to 1-3. The Na Gaeil scores coming from Meadbh Horgan 0-1 and goals from Deirdre Kearney and Eilis O Connor.

In a half where chances were few the Na Gaeil defence dominated with Emer Nolan, Sara Quigley and Fiona Kavanagh dominating. On the resumption Corca Duibhne hit their second goal of the match but this was quickly cancelled out by a class effort low to the net by Jadyn.

Corca Duibhne hit a further 1-2 in the half but 2 points for Na Gaeil from Kate Anne and Brid O Connor saw Na Gaeil hold a 5 point lead going into the closing minutes.

Corca Duibhne continued to press to the end but Gallant work by Muireann Moriarty, Niamh Moriarty Maura O Connor and Brid O Connor closed out the game for Na Gaeil. Others to impress on the day were Fiona McKeown, Clodagh Griffin and Meagan Sheehy up front.

Na Gaeil: Laura Fitzgerald, Niamh Moriarty, Maura O Connor, Emer Nolan, Sara Quigley, Brid O Connor, Fiona Kavanagh, Deirdre Kearney, Kate Ann O Connor, Niamh Hannifin, Clodagh Griffin, Eilis O Connor, Meagan Sheehy, Muireann Moriarty, Sile Reidy,  Meadbh Horgan, Nora O Connell, Jadyn Lucey, Fiona Mc Keown, Jenny Moriarty.

NATIONAL GAA DRAW: In association with Croke Park, Na Gaeil are participating in a Monster 15 Prize Draw for prizes including All Star trips , trip to New York,€ 1,500 travel voucher, 2 € 1,000 shopping vouchers and hurling and football All Ireland packages etc.

Draw will take place in February. Tickets are € 10 each and are available from any Executive Member or in the Club Bar.

CONGRATULATIONS:To Gaelelscoil mhic Easmainn Ba dheas linn comhgháirdeas a ghabháil le Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn as ucht chomórtas Chumann na mBunscol Roinn 1 a bhuachtaint. Ghlac fiche imreoir ós Na Gaeil páirt sa chomórtas agus is iontach an éacht atá bainte amach acu.

AGM JUVENILE :The Bord na nÓg Juvenile Boys AGM in Club  at 8.30 the 4th of December.All welcome especially those who wish to help in any way next year.

SYMPATHY:The club  extends its sympathy to John Maunsell and family, Laurel Court on the recent death of his aunt Sr. Raymond Brassil, Presentation Convent, Milltown. May she rest in peace.

LOTTO:The draw for the jackpot of €7,700 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 4,9,13 26.

There was no winner.  €50 winners were Des Fitgerald Tadhg Condon €25 Tom O Loughlin,Joan O Mahony,Sean and Cait O Connor Mary O Mahony.

Next week’s lotto is worth €7,800  all welcome for draw in club, each Tuesday at 10.30pm

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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