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Na GaeilCHANGE OF TIME: Please note Na Gaeil cycle will now start at 9.30am Registration from 7.30am.Saturday 30th August
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 and after the cycle.

All cyclists and stewards are invited back to Na Gaeil clubhouse for a barbeque and 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.

CONGRATS: To Andrew Barry and the Kerry Minors, on reaching the All Ireland final,well done Andrew you did Na Gaeil proud .

NA GAEIL u14: The U14 team played Dingle in the final of the Central Region league last Monday evening in Blennerville. Na Gaeil were seeking their second title in a row and third in four years in this competition. The teams had played earlier in the league phase and Na Gaeil came out on top in a very tight encounter so we were expecting another close and exciting game in the final.

Dingle were first off the mark and opened a two point lead after ten minutes. Na Gaeil got their first score after thirteen minutes when Dan Goggin scored a goal to put Na Gaeil into the lead for the first time.

Adam Burkethen followed up with a point and after fifteen minutes Na Gaeil had a two point lead.Even though they were trailing Dingle had the majority of possession and despite brave defending by Na Gaeil they began to turn this dominance into scores.

They scored four unanswered points and as the clock ticked towards half time they turned the deficit into a two point lead. On the stroke of half time David Boyle made a great catch at the edge of the square and blasted the ball into the back of net.

This proved a crucial score as despite been outplayed for much of the first half Na Gaeil finished the first half ahead by a point.

Dingle got an early goal in the second half to go back in the lead and extended their lead to three points after ten minutes. John Ward got Na Gaeil’s first score of the second period a minute later to reduce the deficit.

Na Gaeil were back in the lead two minutes later. Jack Donoghue won the ball on the wing and kicked a great ball into Dan Goggin who beat his man to score his second goal of the match. This lead didn’t last long as Dingle scored two points on the trot to go back into the lead again.

Na Gaeil responded and began to play excellent football. Dan Goggin equalised after twenty minutes and Cillian Spillane followed up a minute later to put Na Gaeil back into the lead.

John Ward got two further points and another from Dan Goggin meant that Na Gaeil had a four point lead after twenty five minutes. Dingle refused to give up and it took some excellent and brave defending from the Na Gaeil youngsters to keep the lead intact.

It’s hard to single out individuals but Adam Burke and Fergal Barry made some vital blocks and interceptions in this period but they were certainly helped by their other team mates in the backline.

Dingle got a point in the final minutes to reduce the deficit to a single score however Dan Goggin got the insurance point in the twenty eight minute to restore the four point lead. The Na Gaeil defence kept their concentration in to final minutes to restrict any further scores and the game finished Na Gaeil 3-8 Dingle 1-10.

This was a hard fought but deserved victory. Despite being second best in the first half the team upped their work rate in the second period and played some excellent football.

The backs defended as a unit and particularly in the second half made some excellent interceptions and blocks. Our mid fielders worked tirelessly throughout the entire game.

The cliché that goals win games in often used and it was certainly true for this game. All three goals were well taken and in addition there was some excellent team work and support play by all the forwards through the match.

Congratulations and well done to the entire panel foe reaping the reward of the hard work since last January. Hopefully we will have another few occasions like this before the end of the season.

Dan Goggin was awarded the man of the match award; however special mention was also given by the Central Region secretary to Fergal Barry Adam Burke, Rory Murphy and Tadgh Lynch.

The Central Region trophy was presented to CaptainDamien Bourke who thanked his team mates, mentors and Dingle on their fine performance. Once again we need to thank our supporters who turned out in great numbers once again to cheer on the team.

Panel: D Fitzgerald, L Byrne, S Harty, A Dewey, A Burke, D Bourke, F Barry, T Lynch, R Murphy, D Reen, D Boyle, R O’Sullivan, D Goggin, C Spillane, J Costello, J Ward, J Donoghue, S Ryan, C Hayes, R McCarthy, D Healy, J O’Brien, J Kelliher, Sheehan.

We have another busy week ahead of us. On Monday we have a challenge match at home to Castleisland Desmonds at 6.30pm. We are back in Blennerville again next Wednesday for another final, when we will be playing Churchill in the final of the St Brendan’s Championship against Churchill at 6.30pm.

NA GAEIL U10:Training continues Thursday evening at 6.30pm and Sunday morning at 10.45.Looking forward to seeing a big turnout next Saturday morning for Na Gaeil Cycle.

NA GAEIL LADIES u15: v John Mitchels County ChampionshipWe played on Tuesday evening against John Mitchels in Na Gaeil in the semi final of the U15 County Championship.

Mitchels started very brightly against us , scoring a very early goal with Ciara in goals nearly stopping their very powerful shot. But that was to be their only score in the first half as we gathered ourselves together with Clodagh replying with a well taken goal and Sibeal kicking some fine points. We really started to take control with Abi scoring another goal.

Our backs Amii, Blaithnoid and Maura had another fine game with Mary, Erika and Sarah keeping the half back line tight. Nessa and Nora showed another fine midfield display , But Jadyn, Sibeal and Meagan in the half forward line were causing havoc with their passing and movement.

Caoimhe, Clodagh, Brid and Abi were making great space in the full forward line. With Sibeal and Mary also scoring a goal each in the first half, we were well in control. We started the second half with Clodagh in goals , bringing Ciara into the full forward line. We carried on from where we left off the first half with Meagan, Nora, Jadyn and Sibeal scoring 2 points each and Nessa getting another fine point.

Mitchels made a bit of a comeback and scored 2-01 but we finished out the game strongly but with 2 more goals being scored by Meagan and Captain Sarah, we finished the game strongly. We would like to wish Ciara a speedy recovery who dislocated her finger during the game. So Congratulations to the team and to the hard work they have put in in training and we look forward to the final.

Team ; Ciara Gaynor, Amii Kerins, Blaithnoid O Connor, Maura Adams, Dearbhla Quirke, Sarah Quigley, Erika O Sullivan, Mary O Connell, Nessa Mc Garty, Nora O Connell, Meagan Sheehy, Sibeal Casey, Jadyn Lucey, Abi Casey, Caoimhe Hanafin, Clodagh O Connor, Brid Sinnott.

LOTTO:The draw for the jackpot of €6,400 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 5,7,16 23There was no winner. €50 winners were Gerard Buckley Tom Johnson.€25 winners James Prendergast, Alan O Connor,Mick Walsh Mary Golden.Next week’s lotto is worth €6,500 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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