Na Gaeil Ladies dream of All-Ireland slips away
All roads lead to Na Gaeil this Saturday night November 10th for the club’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations. Proceedings kick off at 7.30pm with a sit down meal and live music long into the night. It’s an occasion not to be missed. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
NA GAEIL LADIES ALL IRELAND INTERMEDIATE QF V DUNEDIN CONNOLLY’S
On Friday morning, we began our journey to Edinburgh, leaving Tralee at 3.00am. After the long trek, we arrived in Edinburgh on Friday evening at 7.00pm for our game on Saturday morning. With an orange weather warning in place for eastern Scotland for Saturday, we played in the Dunedin Connolly’s home pitch. The rain stayed away for the game but the strong swirling wind remained. Dunedin won the toss and played with the wind for the 1st half. They got off to a great start with two early points using the wind wisely.
Dunedin scored another two points as we were struggling with the weather conditions but we replied with a point from Megan. Ayesha won us a free which Meagan slotted over the bar again. We were starting to get ourselves back into the game but again Dunedin struck as they launched a couple of long balls into the full forward line and won a couple of free kicks. We were still working the ball up the field and scored another point before Dunedin scored again with the aid of the swirling strong wind. As halftime approached, Mary found Maria in space near the edge of the box. Maria dinked and passed it across the box for Megan to fist the ball into the back of the net. We went in at half time down by three points. Dunedin started the 2nd half brighter adding two more points but we started to get control of the game and started working the ball forward but still struggled with the wind pulling the ball left and right of the posts. We were finding it tough to judge the direction of our kicks. Then against the run of play, a high ball into box caused havoc as a Dunedin player knocked Laura to the ground and the same player found the back of the net. Again we went forward scoring another point.
But then another high ball from Dunedin which seemed to be going over the bar but dropped out of the sky quickly which Laura did well to palm but a Dunedin player who seemed to be in the square palmed into the back of the net. We attacked again, scoring another point. At this stage we had a player harshly yellow carded and we were down to 14 players. But we kept going, clawing back the deficit, scoring five points in six minutes. But unfortunately time was running out. We got ourselves within three points when we had a shot on goal and it was deflected over for a point by their keeper. Then from the resulting kick out, the referee blew the whistle and our campaign had ended. The effort, character and commitment that these girls have shown has been immense all through the year. It has been a great journey that finished sadly for us but we can hold our heads up proudly as we represented our Club, County and Province with great integrity and sportsmanship. We’d like to thank Dunedin Connolly’s for their hospitality after the game and wish them the very best of luck. It has been a great year with winning County and Munster Championship and the Div 1 County League as well. We now have the Mary Jo Curran A Final to be played against Corca Dhuibhne on Saturday evening.
The journey has been amazing for everyone involved and we would like to thank everyone that made it possible. Thanks to Na Gaeil, our sponsors and those that generously donated to help fund our trip to Scotland. Thanks to all our players and management, thanks to our supporters and especially to those that travelled. We also like to wish Deirdre Kearney all the best and safe travelling.
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, Maria 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, Sarah Cunningham.
Na Gaeil U16 football team finished off the season in style defeating Churchill in the Division 2 Tralee Town Board Final in Kerins O’Rahilly’s pitch on Sunday morning last. This was the last game of the season for this team. Thanks to all the players, mentors and parents for a fantastic year.
The under 8’s and 10’s Awards Day was held in Na Gaeil on Sunday with all the players in attendance. Na Gaeil star goalkeeper and Kerry minor panellist Devon Burns brought along the Tommy Markham Cup much to the delight of everybody and then Devon presented all the players with medals and certificates. These young future stars had a great season on the playing fields around Kerry and are already looking forward to the coming year. Thanks to all the mentors and trainers for their commitment and dedication during the year and to all the parents for their help and co-operation. Roll on 2019.
On Friday 30th November we are holding an all sponsored Race Night to finance our increasingly expanding Club both on and off the field of play. We ask all our supporters, players and parents to purchase a horse @ € 40 from any member of the Race Committee or from the Club Bar over the coming weeks. The night is always a great social occasion in the Club. Be part of it.
Our annual mass for club members with special remembrance of our deceased members will take place in the clubhouse on Thursday November 22nd at 8.30pm. All are welcome.
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
Na Gaeil Cycling Club winter schedule: Saturday mornings at 10am from the clubhouse. ALL ARE WELCOME, high Vis essential.
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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
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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 €9,700 took place on Tuesday evening last. Numbers drawn were 6, 16, 21, 26. There was no winner. €50 winners were Brendan McCarthy, Racecourse Lawn and Michael J. Moriarty. €25 winners were Geraldine McCarthy, Racecourse Lawn, Seamus Moriarty, Derrylea, N. & J. Ashe and Jim Adams, Racecourse Lawn. Next week’s jackpot is €9,800. 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 Team that were defeated by Dunedin Connolly’s in the All Ireland Quarter Final in Edinburgh on Saturday
Na Gaeil U16 team that defeated Churchill in the Tralee Town Board Final in Strand Road on Sunday