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John Mitchels under-13 Boys B team who defeated Laune Rangers at the weekend.

John Mitchels under-13 Boys B team who defeated Laune Rangers at the weekend.

John Mitchels under-13 Boys B team who defeated Laune Rangers at the weekend.

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NA GAEIL

Kerry Petroleum Senior Club Championship 2022

Last Saturday, August 6th 2022 was an historic day for Na Gaeil senior mens team as they took part in the Senior Club Championship for the very first time in the club’s history. Our opponents on the night were last year’s beaten finalists, Kenmare Shamrocks and the venue was the Dr Crokes pitch in Killarney.

It was Kenmare who were quickest out of the blocks and led by 2 points to nil before the lively Mike Griffin slotted over 2 of his own to level the game after just 5 minutes. An excellently taken free from over 45 meters from Diarmuid O’Connor got our noses in front but Kenmare then added 3 points without reply and they led by 5 points to 3. Na Gaeil’s Tomás Ó hAinféin picked up an injury in the 20th minute and was replaced by Dara Reen who had an immediate impact, scoring a fine point. Stephen O’Brien then pointed for Kenmare to restore their 2 point lead.

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A point apiece from the hard-working James O’Connor and another from sub Dara Reen drew the sides level as the game entered injury time. Another Kenmare point saw them lead once more before Diarmuid O’Connor added his second of the game to leave the halftime score Na Gaeil 0-7, Kenmare 0-7.

Na Gaeil had a great start to the second half with a quick point from the outstanding Diarmuid O’Connor. He also added 2 frees to push us 3 points ahead but Kenmare replied with 2 Stephen O’Brien points. A great move upfield by Na Gaeil saw Dara Reen pick out the on-rushing Mike Griffin and his finish was clinical as he slotted home the game’s first goal. Kenmare were now 4 points behind but Seán O’Shea added 2 frees for them to cut the gap to 2 with 18 minutes remaining. Another perfect free from Diarmuid O’Connor stretched our lead to 3 point again before Seán O’Shea converted a 45 to keep the game in the balance. With just 8 minutes remaining in normal time Kenmare were reduced to 14 men. Diarmuid O’Connor added another free to stretch our lead to 3 points and it was looking good for a Na Gaeil victory. But again Seán O’Shea kept Kenmare alive with another free. A 2 point lead can be a dangerous lead and so it proved when minutes later a quickly taken free by Kenmare caught our defence napping and they pounced for a goal.

The next score was going to be vital and it proved to be the best score of the game. Diarmuid O’Connor made a surging run at the Kenmare defence, played a one-two with Jack Sheehan and buried the ball in the Kenmare net to the delight of the big Na Gaeil support present. Deep in injury time a great save by Devon Burns denied Kenmare a winning goal before Seán O’Shea added a final consolation point for his side. Final score: Na Gaeil 2-12; Kenmare Shamrocks 1-14. .

Sympathy

Sincere sympathy to the Fitzgibbon and Moriarty families on the recent passing of Angela Fitzgibbon. May she rest in peace.

Condolances to the family of the late Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair who died recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Park FC soccer

Congratulations to na Gaeil players Eoin Tansley, Tom Slattery & Joseph Field who were part of St Brendan’s Park FC team that bagged silver medals in the Galway Cup tournament last week. Well done boys.

Sam Maguire

We look forward to having the cup in Killeen again during juvenile training next Sunday morning, August 14th.

U14 girls

Well done to our girls who defeated Dingle/Castlegregory/Annascaul in round 1 of the North Kerry League Div 2 last Sunday. Final score: Na Gaeil 3-6, Dingle/Castlegregory/Annascaul 0-11.

U9 boys

Our under 9 boys headed to Laune Rangers last Sunday morning for a challenge game. We fielded 3 teams and the boys played some fantastic football. Thanks to Laune Rangers for hosting us.

U11 boys

We had a good session last Sunday morning in glorious conditions with the u11 boys. Gavin started with warming the lads up. We then did diagonal passing both with hand and then foot. We then finished with a shooting drill where lads learned to make runs and then pass off the shoulder to supporting player who then finished. Great stuff everyone!

U13 boys

Na Gaeil’s Green team played Austin Stacks on Sunday evening last at 5.30pm in Connolly Park. It was a great sporting game and the two teams played fantastic football. Na Gaeil scored the first point but Austin Stacks replied with a goal. They led by three points heading for halftime but Na Gaeil came back with a goal of their own almost on the halftime whistle to level it 1-4 each. The second half was more of the same with fantastic scores got by both teams and defending was outstanding especially by our own lads. Na Gaeil got the goals which separated the two teams in the end. Final score was 3-9 to 1-9. Great honest football was played by both sides.

Na Gaeil’s White team played Austin Stacks at 6.45pm also in Connolly Park on Sunday evening. It was Na Gaeil that was the stronger on the day, displaying a fantastic team performance for the full duration of the game. Austin Stacks had some great periods and played great football also. On the night our lads took the scores better and their defending was outstanding as the Stacks attack was strong but our lads managed to keep them out. Final score was Na Gaeil 5-23 and Austin Stacks 4-8. Thanks to Austin Stacks for two sporting games.

U15 boys

Well done to the Na Gaeil lads who were part of the St Brendans Board U15 team who defeated South Kerry in the County Championship shield competition last Wednesday. Those lads are Iarla Ó hAinféin, Jamie Schoenmaker, Ruadhan Clifford, Conor Lucey, Jeaic Canty, Liam Cooper & Paddy McElligott.

Lotto results

Lotto Tue 2nd August. No winner. Numbers drawn were 3, 9, 12, 15. Lucky dip winners of €20 each were Joe Moriarty, Ynonne Eggleston, Noreen Dennehy, Kieran Coffey, Denie O’Connor. Next week’s jackpot will be €7,650. Why not try your luck in our lotto. The links is as follows: https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Na Gaeil CLG/lotto

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.

ST PATS

Club Lotto

There was no winner of our club Lotto jackpot of €2500 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 15,18, 19 & 22. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to: Therese Greaney Annagh C & R Culloo Annagh J. Enright c/o Rock Inn William Howard Online J. Enright c/o Rock Inn Next week’s lotto will have a jackpot of €2600 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 14/08/2022 at 9:15 PM club lotto can be played online through the club website www.stpatsgaclub.com, Please have your Lotto entries in by 7pm, every Sunday evening.

Annagh Mass

The weather was lovely for the Annual Annagh Mass last Friday Night, there was a good turnout this year. Fr. Vitalis and Curraheen Choir performed a beautiful mass for everyone who attended. Once mass was over everyone was invited back to Curraheen Church for refreshments. Curraheen Area Mass

Curraheen Mass is to take place on Thursday the 11th of August at 7.30pm.

Registration

If you haven’t completed registration, please do so now. Not being registered means your club membership has lapsed and participation in club activities will have to stop until registration is complete. Any difficulties with registration please contact any club officer or team coach. Membership for 2022 should be completed now via www.foireann.ie.

Juvenile Academy

U5 - A lovely sunny morning and a great turnout for training this week. We practiced our ball handling skills, kicking off ground and from hands and finished with a mini match between the blue and green teams. Well done all and a special mention to our players of the week, Laila, and Taylor.

U7 - We hosted Churchill on Sunday Morning in glorious conditions in Blennerville. We had an excellent turn out considering people are on holidays. There were some great skills on show, and we hope all the Boys and Girls enjoyed themselves. Thanks to Mike, Noel, Fiona, and James for helping set up and taking a team each.

U8 Girls - Very well done to all our girls who joined the under 7 boys this morning for fun Go Games Vs Churchill. The girls fitted in very well & showed off their skills, practice & concentration in training paid off! More training next week & keep up the practice at home.

U9 Boys - The u9 boys started the session with a light warm up that included some teamwork movements and then we practiced our overhead catching and kicking on the turn. We played a great game with the reds running out convincing winners in the end. We had some great performances from Flynn, Darragh and Tommy as well as Cillian Paddy and Fionn for the blues. See you all next Sunday again.

U10 Girls - U10 Girls played at a fun Blitz in Ballyrickard on Saturday 6th organised by the North Kerry Ladies to raise funds for Breast Cancer Ireland which was kindly sponsored by Terrys Butchers.

The 11 girls played really well together and worked hard throughout their 3 games vs Ballyduff, Annascaul & Listowel. They have all shown massive improvement week on week. Well done girls on a great performance all around. Academy Training as normal next Sunday 14th of August at 10.30am.

U11 Boys - Last Thursday, we commenced the U11 Central Region Go Games with another visit to our good friends in Dingle. It was the third time we played them this year and from the outset, it was clear to see how both teams have improved throughout the season. After two tight first half’s, our lads stuck to their task and played their best football of the season to date in both games in the second half. Well done to all the boys who played and to the parents and coaches for making sure we had two teams available to play. On Sunday we trained in glorious sunshine with another great turnout considering it’s the holiday season. After some skills work, coaches Brian and Joe took some small sided games followed by a 7 a side game to finish. We have no game this Thursday so we will train instead at 6:30pm for one hour. Our next Central Region Go Game is scheduled for Monday August 15th at home to Templenoe. This fixture will be confirmed later in the week. Keep up the practice at home lads!

U12 Girls - Training continued this week for the girls on Thursday and Sunday Morning. Congratulations to Grace Costello who received our player of the week trophy at training yesterday evening. Grace trained consistently with the u12’s from the beginning of the year. Unfortunately for Grace and the team she received a bad injury and was out of action for a good period of the year. However, Grace still travelled to games to support her team and was back in time for a few training sessions before our final. She put in a great performance in the Final. Well done, Grace. The Girls are going on a Team Day out on Thursday to Kenmare Adventure Centre organised by the Coaches, A Lovely Treat for the Team.

U13 - Our U13 St Pat’s/Kerins O’Rahillys ‘A’ team played their second game in the Central League last Sunday evening with an away fixture versus Annascaul/Lispole. The game played in warm weather conditions in Annascaul developed into a very competitive and close game. The lead was exchanged a number of times during the course of the game however when the final whistle sounded the lead was held by Annascaul/Lispole. Due a variety of reasons we had a low participation of Pat’s players for this game so well done to Ródhan Culloo and Conor Sheehan both of whom played very well. The next A team game is scheduled for Sunday 21st August with Castlegregory providing the opposition, details will be circulated through the WhatsApp group. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday for all U13 players.

Minors

St Brendan’s Minors played Rathmore on last Monday Night, St Brendan’s played very well in tough conditions congratulations on the win against Rathmore.

Seniors

Our seniors travelled to Portmagee on Saturday night last to play Skellig Rangers in their Round 2, with sun shining the match began from the very beginning this match was going to be tough in every aspect. With scores happening in a back and forth between the teams Skellig Rangers scored five points and our points came from two from David O Callaghan, one from Liam O Sullivan, one from Brendan Poff and one from Fergal O Brien. This was very quick and exciting to watch with every throw of the ball. Half time score St Pats 0-05 Skellig Rangers 0-05

The second half began with two points from Skellig Rangers Breandan Savage and Kieran Hurley replied with a point each. Skellig Rangers added three points in quick succession, Kieran Hurley and Brendan Poff added a point each to keep the match within a point Skellig Rangers put a point over the bar, it was Brendan Poff who added the last of St Pats scores with a point. It was a hard-fought match but, in the end, Skellig Rangers were victorious. St Pats 0-10 Skellig Rangers 0-11

Our Round 3 is scheduled for the weekend of 20th/21st of August.

Seniors B

Our Round 1 backgame against Ardfert which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday 2nd of August in Blennerville at 7.30pm did not go ahead.

Congratulations

To Michelle Byrne and Daren Horan on the birth of their baby boy.


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