Na Gaeil GAA Club News

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Senior team:: Last Sunday 24th Na Gaeil hosted Glenbeigh-Glencar in Round 4 of the County League Div 2. A blistering start by Na Gaeil saw them up 1-4 to nil after 10 minutes.

Gradually Glenbeigh-Glencar began to settle and added 2 points as Na Gaeil tagged on 1 more.

Tommy Cahill got through for a goal for Glenbeigh-Glencar to bring them right back into the game and when they added 2 more points Na Gaeil were just a single point ahead.

Na Gaeil stemmed the tide with the last point of the half to leave the halftime score Na Gaeil 1-6, Glenbeigh-Glencar 1-4. Na Gaeil added 2 points at the start of the 2nd half but Glenbeigh-Glencar dominated the next 15 minutes adding 6 points without reply to lead by 2 with just minutes remaining.

A Dara Devine free cut the margin to a single point as the game ticked into injury time. Na Gaeil threw the kitchen sink at Glenbeigh-Glencar and it was full back Niall O’Mahony who was at the end of a move and coolly popped the ball over the bar for the crucial equaliser.

Final score: Na Gaeil 1-11 Glenbeigh-Glencar 1-11. Team: Aidan Quirke, Ryan O’Neill, Niall O’Mahony, Jack Doyle, Fergal Barry, Damien Bourke, Eoin O’Neill, Tomás O’hAinféin, Andrew Barry, Kieran O’Donovan, Dan Goggin, James O’Connor, Cian Devine, Jack Sheehan, Kieran O’Connor. Subs: John Kearney, Seamus Looney, Declan Cooney, Jack Bourke, Tadhg Lynch, Jimmy Ó Suilleabhán, Liam Óg Kingston, Shawn Duggan, Seán O’Connor.

B Team: Our B team were away to Firies B last Saturday 23rd in Division 6B and were unlucky to lose out after a very competitive game.

Final score Firies B 1-10, Na Gaeil B 0-11. Team: John Kearney, Evan Casey, Kieran Dineen, Paul Daly, Liam Óg Kingston, Ruairi O’Sullivan, Jimmy Sullivan, Dan O’Connor, Tadgh Lynch, Graham Sheehy, Declan Cooney, Lorcan Seymour, Diarmuid Herlihy, Aaron Dewey, Jack Rogers. Subs: Shawn Duggan, Seán Lyons, Seamus Looney, Darren Burns, Mark O’Connor.

A “Thank You” from Seán O’Connor:  I wish to thank Na Gaeil GAA Club, Chairman Tim Lynch for his kind words, the ladies committee, Margaret Doody, Cathy Carey, Jennie Sheehy, Tracy Hurley, Jackie Carlos and the many others in the background who organised such a wonderful Retirement party for me on 26th March.

Over the years I had great support from past chairmen and all the committees, thank you. Thank you to all the bar staff who made my work easy, and to Johnny who is the last man standing of the old bar staff but possibly happiest seated on the mower!

Of course I cannot forget the great customers who came through the doors and kept us busy, many thanks to all. Thank you to all who attended on the night and for the good wishes, texts, cards and gifts I received.

I want to wish Na Gaeil and all involved in the Club, every success and best wishes for the future. To Jackie, keep the flag flying! And finally thank you to my family for all their support.Many thanks to everyone.

Child Safeguarding: Child Safeguarding training will take place in the Clubhouse on the Wednesday 27th at 7pm. It is mandatory that all coaches and mentors complete this training. To register please text Terry, the club’s Child Welfare Officer: 086 8293261.

Lotto results: Lotto Tue 19th April. No winner. Numbers drawn were 21, 22, 26, 27. Lucky dip winners of €20 each were Denis Dillane, Claire Kelly, Ethan Connery, Ian Kelly, Noreen Dennehy. Next week’s jackpot will be €6,900.

Kerry u-20s:  Best wishes to the Kerry U20 team who play Cork this Monday night in the Munster Final, especially our lads Devon Burns & Enda O’Connor.

Limited Draw:  Our Finance Committee have organised a limited draw (100 members) for a much sought after bottle of 2021 Midelton Very Rare Vintage Release Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey. The prize is generously sponsored by the Coin Off Licence, Bridge St., Tralee. The funds raised will help to purchase essential technical equipment for the transmission of Na Gaeil TV etc. Tickets are €10 and are available in the clubhouse or from any Executive member. Draw will take place in the clubhouse on Sat 2nd June.

Registration:  Player registration is now due. The family membership is a great option to help support our ever-expanding club. We’ve made it very easy for all parents to pay membership by following the link to Klubfunder:https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Na%20Gaeil%20CLG/Membership

U14 girls: Co. League result: Na Gaeil 2-7, Corca Dhuibhne 0-6. Well done girls!

U9 boys: Our u9 teams played Ballymac in na Gaeil last Thursday night in the second of their Go-Games. Well done boys!

U11 boys: Both our U11 teams had fantastic performances against Kerins O’ Rahillys in Pat Healy Park last Thursday night. Some fantastic tackling matched by scoring and team play came to the fore on the night. Well done everyone. Next Thursday 28th we are due to host Spa.

U13 boys: Our Green team played Firies in Na Gaeil last Sunday evening and it was a great match. Na Gaeil started a bit better and got some great early scores. Firies to their credit never gave up and got some good scores also. Halftime score was Na Gaeil 3-6 and Firies 1-3.

The second half was similar and both teams played great football. Final score was Na Gaeil 5-10 to Firies 3-7. Our White team played Firies last Sunday too and it was a real tough battle for Na Gaeil against a strong physical Firies team.

Both teams played great football but Firies linked up better and went in at halftime up 2-1 to 0-3. Second half we conceded 3 early goals but our lads never gave up and showed great character throughout the game. Final score Firies 5-6 to Na Gaeil 0-5. Thanks to Firies for two sporting games.

U15 boys: Last Wednesday night our u15s travelled to play Milltown Castlemaine in round 4 of the Div 3B County League. The first half was evenly contested with little between the teams at any stage but Milltown-Castlemaine held a narrow lead of 0-6 to 0-5 at halftime.

They had the better of the early part of the 2nd half and stretched their lead to 5 points. Then Na Gaeil enjoyed a purple patch scoring 2-5 to just a single point for Milltown-Castlemaine to put us 5 points clear with 15 minutes remaining.

However it was Milltown-Castlemaine who finished the stronger to take the win on a scoreline of Milltown-Castlemaine 3-11, Na Gaeil 2-12.

Overall it was a good performance by our lads considering we were missing a few lads due to injury.

Team: Iarla Ó hAinféin, Jack Kelly, Daragh Morris, Brian Reidy, Cillian Griffin, Ruadhan Clifford, Brian Heaphy, Conor Lucey, Ryan Sheehy, Jake Coffey, Liam Cooper, Paddy McElligott, Seán Cantwell, Danny Kingston, Luke O’Donoghue. Sub: Gearóid Moynihan. Next Wednesday is our final game in the County league when we host Glenflesk at 7pm.

Cúl Camps 2022: A note for your diary if you have little footballers in your house ….Na Gaeil’s Cúl Camp will be held from July 4th-8th.

Na Gaeil cycle club: Cycle each Saturday at 9am from Na Gaeil club. Everyone is welcome to come for a nice friendly cycle.

Cards: The weekly 45 card game is back. Every Wednesday night, starting at 9pm sharp. Bring your own partner or come along and we will get you a partner.

Volunteers needed: The club is at all times looking for new volunteers. If you’d like to give a hand with our bingo on a Monday night, our lotto on a Tuesday night or maybe helping with juvenile coaching we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can contact Colm on 087-9080465.

Win a House: Win a house in Killarney with Kerry GAA. For €100 you could win a stunning new build A-rated 3 bedroom house superbly located just off the Park Road in Killarney. Kerry GAA is also running numerous other promotional draws throughout the fundraising campaign.

The earlier you purchase your “Win a House in Killarney” ticket (or tickets!) the more draws you will be entered into. Remember all tickets purchased before the deadline for each promotional draw will entitle you to be entered into all promotional draws thereafter.

Support your club and support your county. Go to kerrygaa.ie and buy your ticket today. If you’re not in you can’t win!

Notes: If you’d like anything included in the club’s weekly notes please send it to me atpro.nagaeil.kerry@gaa.ie before 9am on Monday and I’ll do my best to include it.

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