Na Gaeil Ladies through to Mun­ster Fi­nal

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Con­grat­u­la­tions to Diar­muid O’Con­nor & Ste­fan Okun­bor who have been se­lected on the Eir­grid All Ire­land U20 Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship top twenty play­ers of this year’s com­pe­ti­tion. A great achieve­ment in­deed for these two young Na Gaeil and Kerry stars. Well done to you both.


We played Mon­agea from Lim­er­ick in the Mun­ster In­ter­me­di­ate semi fi­nal in Craogh/ Kil­finny Pitch in Lim­er­ick on Sun­day last. We started brightly scor­ing a few early free kicks from Mea­gan. Ja­dyn and Mea­gan scored a point apiece be­fore Mon­agea keeper made a su­per save to de­flect a goal bound shot over the bar from Mea­gan af­ter a great pass from Marie. Mon­agea replied back with two points be­fore we went back up the field with points from Nora, Me­abh and Mea­gan. The score at half time was 0.07 to 0.02.

With the swirling wind, it gave no team any ad­van­tage but Me­abh got us off to a great start in the 2nd half with a point and two more pointed frees from Mea­gan af­ter Aye­sha and Me­gan were hauled down. Mon­agea re­grouped and scored three points on the bounce.

Laura made a great save from a pow­er­ful shot but we held our nerves as the pres­sure was mount­ing. Our de­fence and mid­field started to take con­trol of the game. Me­abh calmly stroked an­other point over the bar fol­lowed quickly by an­other point from Nora.

Mon­agea man­aged to score two more points be­fore Mea­gan kicked a su­perb point from dis­tance to score the last point of the game. Fi­nal Score 0.13 to 0.07. Well done to all. The Mun­ster Fi­nal is on this Satur­day the 13th of Oc­to­ber in Mal­low with time to be con­firmed.

Team: Laura Fitzger­ald, Susan Fer­nane, Deirdre Kear­ney, Sarah Quigley, Mary O’Con­nell, Brid O’ Con­nor, Nora O’Con­nell, Ja­dyn Lucey, Eilis O’Con­nor, Mea­gan Sheehy, Me­abh Barry, Kate Anne O’ Con­nor, Marie Quirke, Aye­sha Roche, Me­gan O’Con­nor ,Clodagh McHugh, Aine O’Sul­li­van, Erika O’ Sul­li­van, Sibeal Casey, Mar­guerite Maun­sell, Clodagh O’Con­nor, Muire­ann Mo­ri­arty, Martina O’ Con­nor, Ria Walsh, Dearbhla Quirke, Caragh O’Neill, Freya O’Con­nor, Sarah Bar­rett, Carla Hanafin, Blaith­naid O’Con­nor. Mas­cots: Karen and Eilis O’Brien.


We trav­elled to Dublin for the an­nual Moth­ers and Oth­ers Foot­ball Blitz in Port­marnock. Our 1st game was against Kil­lu­nan from West­meath. Ciara was mak­ing her de­but in Port­marnock and played in goals for the 1st game and made three world class saves. Kil­lu­nan scored a point but we man­aged a point from Yvonne and Mary. Eileen scored the goal to get us off to a great start.

Our 2nd game was against Bredagh from Down. This game was all about the de­fence as no team man­aged to get a score with Blait­naid, Ciara, He­len and Siob­han out­stand­ing in de­fence. Amy, Cather­ine and Heather could not get any space. De­spite Deirdre and Sharon com­ing into the for­wards to try and get a score, the game ended in a score­less draw.

Our 3rd game was against a well fan­cied Sligo team who seemed to have a few ex-county play­ers with them. St Far­nan’s got the good start and de­spite ev­ery­thing that Heather tried in goals, she could not stop their goal but we got an equaliser through Cather­ine. St Far­nan’s scored an­other point but from the re­sult­ing kick­out, Yvonne found Caro­line who put it over the bar to level the game again. With sec­onds left in the game, a great pass from He­len found Sharon in space and Sharon popped it over the bar to win the game.

Our 4th game was against St Eu­nan’s from Done­gal. Our mid­field tri­an­gle of Caro­line, Eileen and Yvonne con­trolled the game in­side there with Amy, Sharon and Heather work­ing hard on the in­side. Heather had a cou­ple of chances to get a cou­ple of points but the wind pulled both at­tempts wide. St Eu­nan’s man­aged to score two early points against the run of play but He­len, Deirdre, Siob­han, Blaith­naid and Ciara shored up the de­fence again. Eileen had a great shot and pulled a point back. Sharon scored the equaliser be­fore Caro­line and Cather­ine com­bined to score the win­ning point.

We played our last game against Bal­ly­mun Kick­ams. It was Kerry v Dublin and ev­ery­one was up for it. It was played at a hec­tic pace with play­ers putting their bod­ies on the line. Ciara made a su­per clear­ance with a lit­tle bit of bas­ket­ball skills thrown in. We had Bal­ly­mun on the ropes but tired bod­ies (and late night be­fore) were start­ing to kick in. He­len Cooper made a last ditch block to keep the game score­less. With time run­ning out the fresh legs of Mary Ross were brought on. Deirdre made a deep run from de­fence, played a one, two with Eileen and found Mary. Mary made a lit­tle dink, rounded her de­fender and made a bee­line for goal. She left off a rasper of a shot that the keeper man­aged to tip over the bar for the only score and win­ning score of the game.

Well done to ev­ery­one on a great week­end and a huge thanks has to go to Jan­ice, Siob­han and Caro­line for or­gan­is­ing the week­end and to our sup­port­ers Mary Sheehy and Melissa Hur­ley.

Team : Jan­ice McHugh, Caro­line Dil­lane, Cather­ine O’Shea Moyni­han, Sharon Roche, Blaith­naid Coak­ley, Ciara Mur­phy, Siob­han Quigley, Yvonne Eg­gle­ston, Deirdre Lynch, Amy Slat­tery, Mary Ross, Heather Shana­han, He­len Cooper, Eileen Mo­ri­arty.


The U10 boys trav­elled to St Pauls GAA Club in Mun­gret last Satur­day. There were two teams rep­re­sent­ing Na Gaeil and ev­ery­one put in a great per­for­mance. Well done! Thanks to all at St Pauls for a great day!


This cel­e­bra­tion night takes place on Satur­day No­vem­ber 10th in the club­house and is for the whole Na Gaeil fam­ily, par­ents, men­tors and vol­un­teers. It will be a big night with din­ner and mu­sic etc. More de­tails to fol­low later. Spread the word. Tick­ets will be snapped up when they go on sale!!!


There is now a Clothes Col­lec­tion Bin sit­u­ated in Na Gaeil car park. If any­one has bags of old clothes to dis­pose of please drop them in the bin. If the bin is full, they can be dropped into the club­house. It would be much ap­pre­ci­ated.


Na Gaeil Cy­cling Club win­ter sched­ule: Satur­day morn­ings at 10am from the club­house. ALL ARE WEL­COME, high Vis es­sen­tial.


Light Foot­ball Train­ing for Men who have re­tired from play­ing foot­ball and for those that have not played and would like to try it out. Very lit­tle skill is re­quired. This is a great way to keep fit with light train­ing, ball games and a bit of a laugh. . Train­ing is on Mon­day and Fri­day nights in Na Gaeil. Con­tact Ed­die at 0876791460 for more info


We are a Gaelic for Moth­ers and Oth­ers team who come to­gether and do a bit of ex­er­cise, foot­ball train­ing and so­cial­is­ing. Any­one who would like to join are most wel­come, No skills are re­quired, just a good at­ti­tude and a sense for fun. Train­ing is on Wed­nes­days and Sun­day evenings. Con­tact Ed­die at 0876791460 for more info.


The draw for the jack­pot of €9,300 took place on Tues­day evening last. Num­bers drawn were 8, 13, 18, 26. There was no win­ner. €50 win­ners were the Knock­ers, C/O Na Gaeil and James O’Hara, Ard­fert. €25 win­ners were Mar­ian Dore, Der­rylea, Paudie Grif­fin, Leith East, No­rah & Brid­get, Race­course Road, Dave Deady, Der­rylea. Next week’s jack­pot is €9,400. All are wel­come for the draw in the club each Tues­day night at 10.30pm.


Bingo is on ev­ery Mon­day night at 8.30pm sharp. We have prize money of over €1,000 guar­an­teed ev­ery week with a mini jack­pot that in­creases fort­nightly when not won. A door prize and a half-time raf­fle with lovely prizes will also take place ev­ery week. A bus ser­vice is avail­able at 087 2817577. You can ring this num­ber for pick up and drop off. 100% of the funds raised go back di­rectly into the club. The bingo is run on a to­tally vol­un­tary ba­sis by our club mem­bers. A huge thank you to all the par­ents who of­fer their time to run this vi­tal fundraiser for the club. If any­one wants to do­nate a spot prize for our weekly bingo raf­fle, please leave it at club­house and mark it “Bingo”. Thanks to all our pa­trons who sup­port this event on a weekly ba­sis.


A card game is held ev­ery Wed­nes­day night in the club­house. This is a very so­cia­ble oc­ca­sion where you meet your friends for a great night’s en­ter­tain­ment and re­lax­ation. Start­ing time is 9.30pm and ev­ery­one from novice to se­nior will en­joy a re­lax­ing game of 45.

Na Gaeil Ladies Foot­ball Team that de­feated Mon­agea of Lim­er­ick in the Mun­ster In­ter­me­di­ate semi fi­nal on Sun­day

Mna na Gaeil team that took part in the an­nual Moth­ers and Oth­ers Blitz in Port­marnock at the week­end

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