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Remember our Cycle on Saturday 30th. More information under activitiesNA GAEIL CYCLE 2014It’s that time of the year again where we ask all our cycling friends to dust down their bicycles and turn up to Na Gaeil clubhouse on Saturday August 30th at 10.30a.m.We are expecting this years cycle to be as successful as last year.

We have 2 routes: Our 40km will start from Na Gaeil Killeen out to Castleisland and back to the club in Killeen.

Our 80 km will start also from Na Gaeil Club in Killeen out to Castleisland, Abbeyfeale, Duagh, Listowel back into Killeen.

Back at the clubhouse we will have showers available in our dressing rooms. Tea, coffee, soup & sandwiches will be served in our clubhouse before & after the cycle.

All cyclists & stewards are invited back to Na Gaeil clubhouse for a barbeque & music,where you can relax and chat about the event.

All funds raised will be reinvested back into our youth & seniors of our club.

More information can be got on our web page

For our younger members we are offering you a 15km cycle leaving from Na Gaeil up to the IT Tralee where there will be a safety lesson given to the younger cyclists.

This cycle will be survised by local Garda & parents. Rules of the road can be found on our web page and helmets are compulsory.

Adults €20.00 Under 16 €10.00.Na GAEIL cycle jersey €40.

NA GAEIL LADIES U15 v Laune Rangers

We played Laune Rangers at home on Thursday evening, it was a bright evening with a strong breeze which came across the field.

We started brightly with Nessa and Nora in midfield, who were sitting in front of our half back line of Sarah, Muireann and Mary. Abi started in goals for us with Amii, Blaithnoid and Maura in front of her.

Abi did not touch the ball in the first half as our midfield and backs were very strong and would not let any ball in. With our forwards attacking at every opportunity, Meagan scored an early goal to calm any nerves along with Sibeal and Jadyn supporting and scoring.

With our forwards Caoimhe and Erika scoring 1-01 each, we were well on top. Laune Rangers started the second half with the wind but we took control in around the midfield again and we carried on from where we left off in the first half, with Abi coming out from goals and scoring a goal with her first touch.

Nessa got her first goal for the club after making a great run. Again it was another great display of football, teamwork and hard work. We are at home to John Mitchels on Tuesday evening in the next round.

Team; Abi Casey, Amii Kerins, Blaithnoid O Connor, Maura Adams, Sarah Quigley, Muireann Moriarty, Mary O Connell, Nora O Connell, Nessa Mc Garty, Meagan Sheehy, Sibeal Casey, Jadyn Lucey, Caoimhe Hanafin, Erika O Sullivan.


The U13 team played Austin Stacks in the final of the Tralee Town Board league last Wednesday evening in Connolly Park.

The hosts were first off the mark and opened a two point lead before Darragh Reen got Na Gaeil’s first score from a free.

Na Gaeil then took the lead when Jonathan McCarthy scored a great goal to open a two point lead. This goal gave Na Gaeil confidence and they began to dominate the game.

Ruri O’Sullivan soon extended the lead with another point from a free. Liam Rice was the next man on the score board when he scored Na Gaeil’s third point of the half to extend the lead to four points.

Two further points from Tadgh Lynch extended Na Gaeil’s advantage before Stacks got the final score of the half to leave the half time score Na Gaeil 1-5 Austin Stacks 0-3.

Na Gaeil started the second half brightly and Ruri O’Sullivan scored two early points from frees to extend the lead to seven points.

However Austin Stacks soon struck back with two unanswered points to reduce the deficit. Na Gaeil were soon back in control when they scored their second goal of the second half. It was hard to see from the side line who got the final touch so the goal will be jointly credited to Darragh Reen and Jimmy O’Sullivan.

At this stage it looked like Na Gaeil would cruise to victory but Austin Stacks refused to give up and hit back with two points to keep in touch. Na Gaeil’s lead was further reduced when Stacks got a goal which left three points between the sides.

At this stage it looked like momentum had switched to the home side but the Na Gaeil youngsters rallied and Tadgh Lynch scored a very important goal to end Austin Stacks fight back.

Ruri O’Sullivan followed up with two further points to leave the final score Na Gaeil 3-9 Austin Stacks 1-7.
This was a great performance by the entire panel. Devon Burns was rock solid in goal. Our defenders Eoin Cahill, Jack Sheehan, Enda O’Connor, Seamus Harty and Richard McCarthy gave an exhibition in tackling and defending.

In Mid field Tadgh Lynch and Ruri O’Sullivan covered the entire pitch and got some vital scores. Our forward line of John Kelliher, Darragh Reen, Tomas O’Hanafin, Jonathan McCarthy and Liam Rice combined excellently and got some great scores.

The importance of a strong panel was highlighted when Dale Healy, Jack O’Brien Jimmy O’Sullivan and Tadgh Horgan all made vital contributions when introduced.

Thanks to the great support we had on the night as it was vital when Stacks came back in the second half. There was great cheering when Captain Ruri O’Sullivan accepted the trophy on behalf of his team mates.

Panel: D Burns, E Cahill, J Sheehan, E O’Connor, S Harty, R McCarthy, T Lynch, R O’Sullivan, J Kelliher, D Reen, T O’Hanafin, J McCarthy, L Rice, D Healy, J O’Brien, J O’Sullivan, P McCarthy, T Horgan, T Walsh, A Burke, M Burke.


Na Gaeil hosted the annual Rose of Tralee under 13 football blitz in Killeen last Saturday. Eight teams were based in Na Gaeil and a further eight teams played in Kerins O’Rahillys ground. Na Gaeil were in Group A, which also included Listowel, Ballymac and Milford.

Na Gaeil’s first match was against Listowel. The home team opened the scoring with an early point which was soon cancelled out with a point from Listowel.

The first half was a tight affair with only one further score to leave the half time score Na Gaeil 0-2 Listowel 0-1. The second period was much more open and Na Gaeil started brightly with a goal and a point to extend their lead to five points.

However Listowel were soon back in the game and score four excellent points in a row to leave the bare minimum between the sides. However Na Gaeil didn’t panic and a late goal left the final score Na Gaeil 2-3 Listowel 0-5.

Our second game was against local rivals Ballymac. Na Gaeil were the first team on the score board with an early point which was soon cancelled out by the visitors. Na Gaeil scored three unanswered points to leave the score at the interval Na Gaeil 0-4 Ballymac 0-1.

An early goal from Na Gaeil in the second period settled this game this was followed up with another point to open a seven point lead. Ballymac to their credit never gave up and got three late points to leave the final score Na Gaeil 1-5 Ballymac 0-4.

Our final group game was against Milford the home club of the Cork Rose. Victory in this game would guarantee that Na Gaeil would top their group and qualify for the semi-final of the Rose Cup.

Na Gaeil were too strong for the Cork side and ran out easy winners with a final score of 2-9 to 0-1.

In the semi-final Na Gaeil were drawn to play Laune Rangers which was a repeat of lastyear’s semi-final which was won by the Kilorglin side.

This year’s turned out to be a very exciting and tight game. Laune Rangers took the lead when they scored a goal on their first attack.

However Na Gaeil didn’t panic were immediately replied with a goal and a point to go into the lead. They finished the first period strongly outscoring Laune Rangers by four points to one to leave the half time score Na Gaeil 1-5 Laune Rangers 1-1.

Na Gaeil extended their lead early in the second half with another point. However Laune Rangers playing with the aid of the breeze never gave up and score two points to reduce the deficit to a single score.

They were soon rewarded for their second half performance when they got a late goal to equalise the game. Both sides went in search of a winner but there were no further scores and the score at the end of normal time was Na Gaeil 1-6 Laune Rangers 2-3.

This meant extra time would decide who would qualify for the final. Laune Rangers opened the scoring however Na Gaeil struck back with a goal and a point to lead by three points at the interval. The teams scored a point each in the second period of extra time with the final score Na Gaeil 2-8 Laune Rangers 2-5.

This was the first time Na Gaeil has reached the final of the Rose Cup. Awaiting them in the final was Legion. Na Gaeil showed no effects from their hard semi-final and went into the lead with two early points.

The Killarney side soon got their first point of the game, but Na Gaeil hit a purple patch scoring an unanswered goal and three points to open a seven point lead.

However Legion showed why they reached the final and got three points to reduce the gap. Na Gaeil got the final score of the half to leave the score at the interval Na Gaeil 1-6 Legion 0-4. Na Gaeil extended their lead in the second half outscoring Legion by a goal and a point to a point to leave the final score Na Gaeil 2-8 Legion 0-5.

Na Gaeil played great football all day and got stronger as the competition progressed. With five games the entire panel was required and all played their part in this historic victory. The Rose of Tralee presented the cup to captain on the day Seamus Harty and the team took part in the Rose parade later that evening.

Panel: D Burns, J Sheehan, E Cahill, E O’Connor, R O’Sullivan, A Burke, S Harty, T Lynch, T O‘Hanifan D Reen, L Rice, J McCarthy, M Burke, R McCarthy, D Healy, J O’Brien, J O’Sullivan, P McCarthy, T Horgan,


We must thank all the parents who supported the team throughout the day and provided sandwiches, buns and cakes to feed the visiting teams.

A special word of thanks for Niamh, Mary Helen Denise and Phidelma who worked hard all day feeding the players, mentors and visitors and to Sean and Johnny for getting the facilities ready. Their work was appreciated by all our visitors and once again gave a great impression of the club.


The draw for the jackpot of €6, 300 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 5, 7, 8, 19. There was no winner. €50 winners were Ain Mc Cauley Trudie o Connor.

€25 winners were Donal Lucey, Susan Fernane, Gene Mc Cann Mike Milner.Next week’s lotto is worth €6,400 all welcome for draw in club, each Tuesday at 10.30pm


Every Wednesday night in clubhouse. This is a very sociable occasion where you meet your friends for a great night’s entertainment and relaxation.


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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