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Congrats    Congratulations to Na Gaeil and Kerry star Mary O’Connell who has been selected as a recipient of the Rachel Kenneally Memorial  Award in conjunction with Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

The Rachel Kenneally Memorial Award, a bursary scheme funded by Munster LGFA, was announced by MIC last February in honour of Rachel Kenneally, a Tipperary ladies footballer and a former graduate of MIC, who sadly passed away in 2018 at the age of 26.

The presentation of these bursaries was held online on Wednesday February 17th. This is indeed a great honour for Mary, her family and Na Gaeil GAA Club and is well deserved for her commitment and dedication to ladies football from a very young age. We wish Mary all the best in her studies at Mary Immaculate College and in her future football exploits with club and county.

Kerry Co. Council    Na Gaeil GAA Club would like to thank Kerry County Council and the Department of Rural and Community Development for their financial support in acquiring IT equipment for our club. It is greatly appreciated.

Súil Siar     Div. 4 Final 2016:  At the end of this campaign both Na Gaeil and Fossa had finished level on points at the top of the table so a play off was required at Paddy Burke Park, Milltown on Sunday, November 14th 2016 to decide who would be promoted as champions.

The opening skirmishes were pretty even and at the end of the first quarter the sides were level at 0-03 each. Then Na Gaeil seemed to get a foothold on the game and reeled off four points in a five minute spell, two coming from the boot of Ian McCarthy, to put themselves in a strong position after 21 minutes.

Fossa, who had looked somewhat lethargic up to this point, suddenly found a gear. Midfielder Fintan Coffey lofted over a great point in the 27thminute and then wing forward Paudie Clifford leveled the game with a goal two minutes later. The same player pointed in the 27th minute and crashed home his second goal two minutes into added time to give Fossa an unlikely four point advantage at the interval (2-05 to 0-07).

Na Gaeil introduced Colm Lyons into the game on the resumption and he was to play a crucial role in their resurgence. They patiently worked their way back into the game and with Darragh Carmody and Diarmaid Herlihy frequently finding the target they were back in front in the 41st minute.

A pointed free from Tadhg O’Shea put Fossa back on level terms going into the final quarter but it was the Tralee side that pushed on as they held Fossa scoreless from play for the entire second half. Substitute Dylan Seymour landed two great points in the closing minutes to copper fasten victory for Na Gaeil and cap a fine season for the Killeen side.

Team: Timmy Culloty, Dara Sheehy, Kieran Dineen, Dylan Brazil, Eoin Walsh, Andrew Barry, Eoin Doody, Jack Barry, Dan O’Connor, Seamus O’Neill, Ian McCarthy, Kieran O’Donovan, Diarmaid Herlihy, Darragh Carmody, Mike Griffin (Captain). Subs: Colm Lyons for Eoin Walsh; Jamie Lowham for Seamus O’Neill; Dylan Seymour for Kieran O’Donovan; Paul Daly for Diarmaid Herlihy.

Clubhouse The clubhouse is closed for all outside activities and the gym will also be closed until there is further clarification from GAA Headquarters as to when they can re-open.

Clothes Collection There is now a Clothes Collection Bin situated in Na Gaeil car park for use by all members of the public.

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