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Seniors    The County League will commence in June. Na Gaeil will play in Division 2A.  These are the fixtures:  Round 1: June 12th /13th: Na Gaeil V Ballydonoghue (Home); Round 2: June 19th /20th: Na Gaeil V St. Mary’s (Away); Round 3: July 3rd /4th: Na Gaeil V Glenbeigh/Glencar (Away); Round 4: July 17th /18th: Na Gaeil V Dr. Crokes B (Home); Round 5: July 31st / Aug 1st: Na Gaeil V Desmonds (Home).

2nd Team    Na Gaeil’s 2nd team will play in Division 6C of the County League on the same dates as above. These are the fixtures: Round 1: Na Gaeil V Spa (Away); Round 2: Na Gaeil V Firies (Home); Round 3: Na Gaeil V Fossa (Home); Round 4: Na Gaeil V Dingle (Away); Round 5: Na Gaeil V Desmonds (Away)

U15    Our U15’s had another good workout on Sunday morning. We extend a big thank you to Eamon Cunningham who took the training session. Next training session is on Wednesday at 5.45pm. Good luck to all the lads who have school tests coming up this week ahead of their up-coming summer break.

Kerry Players    Well done to our two Na Gaeil players that represented Kerry at the weekend. James O’Connor played a solid game at corner back for the Kerry hurlers in their defeat of Meath in Austin Stack Park on Sunday and Diarmuid O’ Connor excelled at midfield for the Kerry footballers at Semple Stadium, Thurles where they drew with Dublin.

Lotto   Na Gaeil Lotto draw took place on Tuesday May 18th last and was live on our Facebook page. Numbers drawn: 10, 17, 28, 31. There was no winner. €20 Lucky Dip winners were: Mary O’Mahony, Leith West, Harold & Ita Behan, Racecourse Lawn, Kieran O’Donovan, Meadowlands, Donal Crowley, Laurel Court and Niall Lyons, Oakpark. Next week’s jackpot is €4,500.

Sympathy    Na Gaeil GAA Club offers its sincere condolences to former club player David Ross and the extended Ross family on the sad passing of his sister Samantha Palmer of Barrakilla, Kielduff, Tralee.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis

We offer our sincere sympathy to the Broderick family on the sad passing of Tim (Tadhg) Broderick, of the Belfry, Tralee and formerly of Duagh. Tim was a great GAA man and a dedicated John Mitchels coach in their under-age academy. May he rest in peace.

We also extend our sincere condolences to the Fitzgerald family on the recent passing of Des Fitzgerald of Árd na Lí, Oakpark, Tralee. Des was a great supporter of Na Gaeil GAA club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Súil Siar    Saturday November 19th 2010: Munster Novice Semi-Final Na Gaeil V Kilbrin of Cork. The Kerryman headline read: Late flourish against Kilbrin sees Na Gaeil qualify for Munster Novice Final: Na Gaeil pulled away from Kilbrin during the closing 15 minutes in a highly entertaining Munster Novice semi-final hosted at Knockaderry on Saturday.

When it mattered, the Tralee based side operated with a pace and direction that Kilbrin failed to match. Ultimately, the winning of the game was Na Gaeil’s ability to find scores  easier. With the sides deadlocked at the three quarter stage, gaps began to appear in a stretched Kilbrin defence and Na Gaeil took advantage on shooting six points without reply. There was no questioning Kilbrin’s commitment to the cause yet after a cracking encounter, they had to yield to the more attractive verve in Na Gaeil’s play.

Kilbrin had appeared the sharper of the two sides early, Daniel O’Sullivan on target with back to back points. Na Gaeil had wasted some early possession yet they availed of good fortune on eight minutes. Eamon O’Neill’s centre failed to be cleared and in nipped O’Neill’s brother Seamie to clinically dispatch to the net. Kilbrin recovered from the setback, creating an impact from the positive play of Paudie O’Callaghan, William Egan, Jeffrey O’Callaghan and O’Sullivan. And a slick ground move knitted together neat deft touches on Jeffrey O’Callaghan, O’Sullivan and Thomas O’Reilly setting in motion Tony Nash to slide the ball home. Kilbrin might have added a second goal only for wing back Owen Sheahan to blast over the crossbar from close range.

However, danger man O’Sullivan steered over excellent points to push Kilbrin into a commanding position. Though shooting eight wides in the opening half, Na Gaeil hauled themselves back into contention and a productive spell garnered well taken points to Mike Griffin and Diarmuid Herlihy that secured a stalemate 1-4 each at the short whistle. The Kerry side charged out of the blocks for the resumption, the O’Neills, Eamon and Seamie on target with points.

Though Kilbrin lost two players to injury, they remained firmly in the hunt from back to back points to O’Sullivan to tie matters 1-06 apiece by the three quarter stage. Na Gaeil picked up the baton, injecting real pace and no little power to their game from the pursuits of David Ross, Eoin O’Neill, Colm Lyons and David Culloty. And when it mattered, the Na Gaeil attack offered a distinct cutting edge through the grafting play of Eamon O’Neill and Mike Griffin.

O’Neill’s accuracy from the dead ball surfaced on converting two long range frees and a ‘45’. Kilbrin’s challenge was blown, Na Gaeil finishing on the ascendency, Griffin and Seamie O’Neill pointing to put the stamp of approval on matters. Final score: Na Gaeil: 1-12; Kilbrin: 1-06. Na Gaeil: A Quirke; D Ross, D Brazil, N Lucey; Eoin O’Neill, C Lyons, R Murphy; D Culloty, D Doody; E O’Neill (0-04, 3f, 1 ’45’), D Flaherty, M Griffin (0-04); P Daly (0-01), S O’Neill (1-02), D Herlihy (0-01). Subs: I McCarthy for Flaherty, D O’Connor for Murphy, K Dineen for Eoin O’Neill.

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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