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The AGM of The Chain Gang Cycling Club took place in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee, on Friday night with the honour of having the newly elected President of Cycling Ireland Dr. Tom Daly, of Killarney Cycling Club to address their AGM in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee. Officers at top table from left Tomás Crowley, Seamus Cotter, Dr. Tom Daly, Chairman John Murray Chain Gang CC and acting Secretary Declan Murphy Cycling Club CC. Photo: John Cleary.

The AGM of The Chain Gang Cycling Club took place in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee, on Friday night with the honour of having the newly elected President of Cycling Ireland Dr. Tom Daly, of Killarney Cycling Club to address their AGM in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee. Officers at top table from left Tomás Crowley, Seamus Cotter, Dr. Tom Daly, Chairman John Murray Chain Gang CC and acting Secretary Declan Murphy Cycling Club CC. Photo: John Cleary.

The AGM of The Chain Gang Cycling Club took place in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee, on Friday night with the honour of having the newly elected President of Cycling Ireland Dr. Tom Daly, of Killarney Cycling Club to address their AGM in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee. Officers at top table from left Tomás Crowley, Seamus Cotter, Dr. Tom Daly, Chairman John Murray Chain Gang CC and acting Secretary Declan Murphy Cycling Club CC. Photo: John Cleary.

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KERINS O’RAHILLYS

Senior Munster Club Championship Semi Final Fixture

Kerins O Rahillys v Eire Og Ennis Sunday November 27th 1pm in Austin Stacks Park. The senior team enter this fixture on the back of some good form, having recently won the Club Championship. We will be hoping to advance, but will need to perform well to overcome the Clare champions, who themselves are playing with great confidence having conquered the Waterford champions in the last round.

Tickets for the game must be purchased online. There will be no cash accepted at the gates on the day.The club have set up a go fund me page appealing for support given the substantial costs in training a club team at this time of year with players back in college and working in Dublin, Cork and Limerick and out of country etc. The page can be accessed through a link on the clubs Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Hard to believe that it’s been two years. Everyone who had the privilege of knowing Marie Nix was heartbroken when she passed away on November 20th, 2020 and so many of us still are.Marie , a gentle, softly spoken lady was one of a kind. We all still have wonderful memories of Marie over the years with the juveniles and in particular the U8/10 girls. As a passionate ‘Blue’ Marie played a huge role in getting so many girls playing in Strand Road to levels we have never seen before. We now have girls teams from U6s up to seniors. They were all ‘my girls’ and she treated them like her own.

Marie has two Co. Championship medals with Stacks but John converted her from the black and amber over to the Blues. Marie became a full on ‘Blue’ and was fully immersed in our club. It’s many the bus trip we had away to blitzes in Kerry and outside the county, always a great bonding session. These are the days that the girls will remember for the rest of their lives. Our annual trip to Passage West was always something to look forward to and we visited Douglas and many more spots in Cork. Often on the way home we would stop off for a bite to eat. It’s many a time after a game that Marie would open up the boot of her car and out would come the 7Up and goodies. We remember too celebrating birthdays and Marie would bring a cake and candles.

We all remember the Christmas Fair in the club a few years ago. Marie was in the foyer greeting everyone with her warm smile and friendly presence as they entered. She offered everyone beautiful mince pies, chocolate and mulled wine (non alcoholic of course) as she welcomed them. Marie had the foyer beautifully decorated and there was a fantastic atmosphere in the clubhouse that day. We always had great craic during our preloved clothes sales.In April 2019, our U10 Girls were invited to a blitz in Croke Park. Marie met us there and enjoyed watching the girls play on the hallowed turf. Our ladies first big day out was a ‘Mystery Tour’ organised by Marie. We went to the Climbing Wall in Dingle followed by lunch in Dingle town and then headed back further west to the beach where the girls had great fun kicking ball and paddling.

After a year as manager of the U12 Girls Marie was all set to return to the U8/10 girls but unfortunately within weeks her diagnosis was made. Despite Marie’s illness she always came to watch Stephen and Katie’s games, a proud Mom! An avid supporter, Marie came to most club games even when her own children weren’t playing. It is because of Marie’s influence that our U16, U17 and U18 Ladies are the wonderful players and team that they are today. She was a coaching Mom who truly brought out the best in each one, inspired confidence and so many have gone on to play at a higher level. Karon McLysaght, Adrian Doody, Danny Leane, Paddy Hayes, Rory Kerins and Shirley Doody all worked with Marie and were inspired by her.

Marie had a smile that would always light up a room and was just a wonderful, wonderful person. We could write forever about Marie, her wonderful ways, her kindness, her positive attitude always, her great nature and the fun we all had!We are especially thinking of John, Stephen, Katie, Marie’s Dad Anthony, her brothers Ger and John, the extended Nix and Slattery families and Marie’s friends at this time. Those of us who worked with Marie will cherish the great memories of the time we all had together. It isn’t too many people you get to know in life like Marie. We all have so many great memories . We will treasure these forever. We are so lucky to have known Marie. You truly are missed. Our dear Marie ... Always, you will be remembered and never forgotten!

U12 GIRLS - We were looking for the coolest place to have fun for our end of year...And so decided on a way to also bring on the festive season....Ice skating in Fota followed by a trip to Mahon Point for a little retail therapy - Sunday, December 11th!

With Christmas music and a wonderful atmosphere, this will be a fun team day out for these young ladies. Nestled in the grounds of Fota House , Arboretum & Gardens and opposite Fota Wildlife we are looking forward to seeing the girls enjoy their day out. The festive season will have begun, shops and streets will be transformed with lights and decorations and it should be a fantastic day out.

U14 KERRY TRIALS - Pat Healy Park, Ballyrickard was a hive of activity last Saturday on a bitterly cold day for trials. Well done to the Kerry U14 management for their great organisation and congrats to Frank Mcloughlin on his appointment. Best wishes to everyone and enjoy!

U16 KERRY TRIALS - Texts will be sent out by the club secretary as soon as we know about U16 trials. MINOR TRIALS Texts will be sent out during the week by the club secretary. Well done to everyone last Saturday.

AWARDS NIGHT - With medals to be presented from 2021 and 2022 it has been decided by our ladies committee that this will be done for ALL age groups on the one night. This is logical for all involved. We are looking forward to a lovely evening. When the date has been confirmed messages will be sent to everyone!

COSH GOALKEEPING ACADEMY - Saturday , November 26th 10a.m. - 11.30a.m. Pat Healy Park, Ballyrickard CONGRATS Huge congrats to our Kerry ladies who received 5 All Stars.

MUNSTER LGFA COLLEGE BURSARY - Now open for applications for 2023 for a 1st year college bursary. One applicant per county will receive a €1,000 bursary. Each player applying must complete the link that has been sent out. *The closing date is January 6th, 2023*Draw for the bursary will be made on January 13th ,2023

BEST WISHES - Best wishes to our Senior men who play Éire Óg, a Clare team in the Munster Club Football Senior semifinal next Sunday in Austin Stack Park at 1p.m. Come out and support ladies and remember to wear our club colours. Up the Blues !CONDOLENCES On behalf of Strand Road Club, our condolences to John Quilter, chairman of Churchill LGFA and family on their Mom Phil’s passing. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam dílis.

Club Function Rooms to Rent

The club currently have two function rooms available to rent.The upstairs Pat Healy Room is a large function room perfect for exercise classes, seminars, meetings, private functions , parties etc. Downstairs is a smaller more intimate venue again ideal for any event.The rooms are available at hourly, daily or weekly rates.For further information contact Katie at 087 6967542.

Lotto Results

November 14th 1,8,11,21. No Winner of Jackpot €4,400 Match 3 winners €25 Bridie O Callaghan DD. Draw for 4 €250 December 2022 Tom Cronin DD; Deborah Molloy c/o Dollie; Tommy Cantillon c/o Rock St PO; Mary Raymond C/O Rock St PO; Pat Savage. Next Weeks Jackpot €4,500.

NA GAEIL

Lotto results

Lotto Tue 15th November. No Winner. Numbers drawn were 13, 17, 19 and 20. Lucky dip winners of €20 were Liz Mackey, Mary Golden, Jim and Renee Fitzgibbon, Liam Ross, Guenter Siech. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,600. Why not try your luck in our lotto. The links is as follows: https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Na Gaeil CLG/lotto

Scór na nÓg:

We will be rolling along with Scór na nÓg soon. Its for children ranging in age from 4th class to under 17 who may be interested in drama, story-telling, recitation, traditional music or singing. If anyone is interested in this please get in touch with Margaret at 086-0855008.

All-Ireland medal presentation:

Best wishes to Jack Barry, Diarmuid O’Connor and Stefan Okunbor who will receive their All-Ireland medals next Friday night at a gala function in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney. We are very proud of them and their magnificent achievements this year.

Fitness for women:

Pre-Christmas Fitness for women at Na Gaeil gym weekdays at 7am and Sundays at 8.15am. Back in your car 40 minutes later! These classes are delivered free of charge to Na Gaeil members. All abilities welcome. Contact Helen Tansley for more details on 087 7631977.

Ladies Football All-Stars

Congratulations to the 5 Kerry girls who won All-Star awards last Saturday night in Dublin especially Niamh Carmody who is a niece of our clubman Aidan Carmody.

Na Gaeil AGM:

The club’s AGM is due to be held on January 20th.

Na Gaeil Ladies AGM:

The ladies will hold their AGM on Saturday 10th December. All are welcome.

Bingo:

Every Monday evening in Na Gaeil clubhouse at 8pm sharp. Over €1,000 in cash prizes guaranteed every week, with an accumulator jackpot in play each week. Double book €10, Single book €6, Mini book €3. Jackpot Sheets €2 each. Bus service available on 087-2817577.

U17 boys:

Unfortunately our lads lost out to John Mitchels in the Town Board league final last Monday night. Final score: John Mitchels 3-9, Na Gaeil 1-2. That was the lads final game of the season.

Review of our U7s season: Training started early in the new year. We were delighted to welcome back great numbers to the Kerry Sports Academy every Sunday. We focused on skills development, concentrating on kicking and catching. We practiced these skills using drills and games with a big emphasis on having fun! The children were delighted to put these skills into practice when we moved outdoors in March. The children were eager to display their skills in mini games and enjoyed playing against each other. We had our first blitz against Ardfert in May and we were delighted to bring along 6 teams on the day. Thankfully we kept our attendance high during the summer holidays and we had some cracking blitzes both at home and away to Churchill, John Mitchels, Keel, St. Pats, Austin Stacks and Kerins O Rahillys.

The future of Na Gaeil football is bright! Some stand-out moments this year for our u7s were: marching in the St. Patrick’s Day parade, providing a guard of honour to the Men’s Senior Team at their last home game of the season and welcoming Sam Maguire back to Killeen after an extended period away! We would like to thank our dedicated coaches and parents for helping out on a weekly basis. Na Gaeil Abú.

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.

Notes:

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


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