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Covid Restrictions    The Covid restrictions are still in place as the daily positive totals fail to reduce by any significant margin.

There are rumblings that by April 5th the 5 kilometre traveling restriction may be increased to 10k or maybe 20k so we live in hope.

We also long for the day that our players young and old are allowed back to Killeen to do some form of collective training with the hope that further down the line competitive action might resume in some shape or form.

But the safety of all our members comes first and foremost and we will be allowed back when the powers that be, deem that it is safe to do so.

So we hope that you are all safe and well and we look forward to the time when we can meet up again to watch our players at all levels take to the field.

Kerry LFGA Fundraiser    The following is a letter from Paul Murphy, PRO Kerry LFGAl: Hello to you all. I’d like to take this opportunity to inform your club of our Kerry LGFA Fundraiser.

We have fantastic prizes on offer one of which is a set of O’Neill’s Club Jerseys. This prize is open to GAA Clubs as well as LGFA clubs. It would be a fantastic prize for your club to win in time for when the GAA season returns.

We have other fantastic prizes on offer too which can be viewed in the following link:

To be in with a chance of winning a set of O’Neill’s Club Jerseys or one of the other fantastic prizes on offer click on the link below:

CBS Fundraiser    CBS The Green Parents Council are holding a fundraising Virtual 5K Run from Thursday to Sunday, March 25th to 28th.

They are inviting Na Gaeil Club members-young and old, to participate in this family fun event. This is a first for the Parents Council and is an effort to bring the school community together, under a common goal while apart.

It is intended to raise funds for general school activities once the pupils return to school and they are also donating some of the proceeds to Jigsaw Kerry to support young people’s mental health. Young people and adults can register with click on the link

The run or walk can be undertaken anywhere within ones 5km radius any time from Thursday March 25th to Sunday March 28th.  You can follow them on facebook  The Green Tralee CBS our website or twitter@thegreencbs  as the date approaches for updates on what promises to be a fun, community and worthwhile event.

The cost of the event is €10 for adults; €5 for U18’s and €20 for a family of four. Many of our young Na Gaeil players attend The Green CBS so it would be nice to support this event.

Súil Siar    St. Brendan’s Board District Championship Final, Sunday, December 8th 2021: Newly promoted Na Gaeil were deservingly crowned St. Brendan’s District Board Champions on Sunday last at Austin Stack Park, against a weary looking Ardfert side in what turned out to be an excellent and competitive encounter.

Na Gaeil made a slow enough start and Ardfert despite all their recent exertions, looked the better side in the first quarter as they led 0-03 to 0-02, with Damien Wallace kicking 0-02 for Ardfert and Darren Dineen surging forward from centre back to score a beauty. Na Gaeil did not trouble the score board until the14th  minute when Darragh Carmody split the post with a fine left footed effort and then quickly pointed a free.

Ardfert had 10 of their Munster winning team including Jerry Wallace who was a 2nd half sub in that game but Na Gaeil looked fresher. Na Gaeil were on top at midfield where Michael Griffin and the very impressive Jack Barry excelled with Barry breaking through in the 17th minute and setting up Jamie Lowham for a  goal from close range.

Damien Wallace responded twice to points from Darragh Carmody and the excellent Kieran O’Donovan that left the score at 1-05 to 0-05. It was very good fare in heavy underfoot conditions and heavy showers.

Na Gaeil made their move in the final five minutes of the half with Jamie Lowham kicking a point and then running on to a Barry ball over the top and rifling a ferocious shot from 20 metres that flew into the Ardfert net past a helpless Darren Delaney.

When Seamie O’Neill added a quick point, the lead was eight (2-07 to 0-05) but somehow you knew that Ardfert were going to respond. It came swiftly.

A counter-attack produced a goal when Shane Griffin’s effort was blocked and Nicky O’Sullivan forced the ball over the line. A Damien Wallace point brought an entertaining half to a close with Na Gaeil leading 2-07 to 1-06 but they had to face the elements in the 2nd period.

The expected Ardfert fight back never materialised in the 2nd half. They tried hard but a certain weariness seemed to take hold. Na Gaeil grew in confidence with their full backline particularly Paul Daly and Kieran Dineen playing well. Jack Barry and David Culloty provided their attack with decent ball. Darragh Carmody kicked 0-04(0-03frees) in the 2nd half.

Damien and Darren Wallace added two apiece for Ardfert as the game fizzled out to its final conclusion. So Na Gaeil who join Ardfert in Division 3 next season, deservedly took the St. Brendan’s Board Championship. Man of the match was Paul Daly. His classy distribution kept Na Gaeil on the front foot.

Team: Timmy Culloty,Ross Culloty, Kieran Dineen, Paul Daly, Emmet Curran, David Culloty, Eoin Doody, Jack Barry, Michael Griffin(0-01), Diarmaid Herlihy, Seamie O’Neill(0-01), Kieran O’Donovan(0-01), Darran Burns, Jamie Lowham(2-02), Darragh Carmody(0-07). Sub: Jack Carmody for Darran Burns.

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