SKGAA Newsletter 02/05/18

November 8, 2018

A chairde,

Congrats to all who took part in and helped organised the WLAC again this year. It was another huge success with numbers well up on last year's with nearly 250 participants taking part. A huge some of money has been raised for Voices fo Down Syndrome Galway and for our 4 juvenile sections. Míle buíochas to Niall, John, Noel and their whole team for the tremedous work put in over the past weeks, months and years. 

A reminder the Árus will be closed from the 7th to the 14th of May.

One busy week follows another. reports from Girls Football Féile, a camogie county final coming up and much much more below. 

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On the Field

Adult Football


The senior team will play a special commemorative match in memory of the late Sean Mac Manamon, a former officer, coach, referee and delegate with the club this Saturday in Claremorris vs Claremorris  at 6pm. It has been organised in part by the Mayo Association, Galway and all proceeds of the gate will go to the Green and Red Trust. All support most welcome. 



The Juniors lost out to Moycullen in the league last Sunday and will play Carraroe at home this Monday at 3pm in Cappagh Park.

Junior A:

The Junior As played out a very entertaining draw vs Micheál Breathnachs in the Prairie last Friday. Final Score SKGAA 1-13 MB 2-10. 


Best of luck to our county minor (which is U17 this year) players Cathal Sweeney, Aidan Halloran and Eoghan Tinney who are all in the squad for Galway's first championship game this Friday evening vs Roscommon in Tuam. Cathal and Aidan are both starting and Eoghan is straight into the squad after only just returning from a broken hand in the past week. 

Juvenile Football

U6-u10 all training as usual outdoors tuesdays the 2018 street leagues for u9/10 due to start Tues May 15th with U11s/12 starting that day for 2 weeks only due to u12 league.


U11 played Oranmore away in 12B city league semi final and were just pipped by 2 points having been ahead at half time. With 24 players all getting a half each the lads are progressing well and looking forward to the county league now where we'll field 3 u12 teams in total. 

U13 team had a solid win over Tuam Stars last Friday in the 14B league in Cappagh Park. Good all round display and all 25 players contributed to the win.  Thanks to James and co for having the pitch in great condition. Next game is this Friday versus Moycullen in the U13 League in Cappagh.

The u14a footballers played Killannin last Friday in difficult underfoot conditions. There were some great individual displays and plenty of opportunities to win the match. Unfortunately we didn't convert enough of them. The lads kept battling despite going behind on a number of occasions, and are working hard to improve ball retention and distribution. The next match is v Oranmore-Maree on Friday May 18th at home.

U15's won their opening league match lastnight by 2-5 to 1-7 vs Moycullen. Did well to grind out a win in terrible conditions. Next up is St. Michael's away next Tuesday.

U16s next game away to st James in 2vweeks.

Adult Hurling

Minor Hurling: 

Minor A Championship vs Ballygar @ 6:45pm in Turloughmore on Sunday. Big game for SK so we need everyone to come out & support the lads.

Please note: That’s not the time on the Galway GAA website. 

SK Junior Hurlers played Castlegar in a 

challenge in the Prairie on Sunday last. 

Both sides were missing a number of regulars, however those involved battled hard throughout. SK were beaten by 3.17 to 2.14 but the match practise was key for SK with the Championship looming.

Training for Adult Hurlers takes place tonight, Wednesday at 8pm. Note the later time.

Juvenile Hurling

U6 Hurling 

No training this Friday for U6 .  Back again the following Friday.

U8 Hurling 

U8s Final of Street League in the Prairie this Wednesday.  Thanks to all who helped manage teams and referee games, and to the Ardillaun Hotel for sponsoring the prizes. First U8's Go Games blitz takes place in Sunday at 11:30 in Clarenbridge.  Big debut in blue and navy for a lot of our future stars. No training this Friday.  Back again the following Friday.

U10 Hurling 

Final Day of under 10 Street Leagues tonight at 7pm in the Prairie, sponsored by the Ardilaun  Hotel. Huge thanks to all the coaches, managers, referees who volunteered and helped to make it happen.

Back training as usual Friday at 6pm in Cappagh Park.

U12 Hurling 

The U12s will play Liam Mellows next Saturday morning,  May 5th in Ballyloughane. Throw-in 11am, please be there for 10.15am. 

U14 Hurling 

We played Meelick-Eyrecourt last Monday evening in the Prairie.  After a good 1st half Eyrecourt pulled away in the 2nd half. 

We play Kilconieron next Monday at 11am in Kilconieron.  

Well done to Oisín Quinlan who took part Galway Féile Skills last Sunday in Carnmore.  Unfortunately our long Puck competitor had to withdraw from the event.  Conal Gavin picked up an injury Saturday at the Galway Academy and will see him on the sideline for a while.  We wish Conal a speedy recovery.  

U16 Hurling 

The U16's travelled to Sylane last Thursday to take on the home side.  An outstanding performance for our boy saw use taking the win . 

We will play Killimor on Thursday evening in the Prairie at 6:45pm.  


Féile Meeting at 9pm Wednesday evening in the Arus.  

Third and final meeting of juvenile and adult hurling personnel as part of County Board club development initiative is on Thurs 9pm Arus. All involved very welcome.

Imeachtaí Gaeilge

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U10 U10s will take part is finals  night of street leagues this evening , Wednesday in Prairie. Sixteen of the U10 group will be participating. Experience gained over the four weeks will serve them well going forward and in their first county cluster blitz game against Liam Mellowes Thursday at 6pm in Cappagh. These girls will have matches for next 7 weeks so busy busy.


The U11 team playing in the U12 county competition play Clarinbridge 2 in Cappagh this Thursday at 7.15pm.


U12s put in a great second half performance against Turloughmore last Sunday  to come back and earn a draw in a very entertaining and enthralling match. Next game is this Sunday away to Cois Fharraige this Saturday throw in 2.15.


U14s are in B1 county final against Clarinbridge this Sunday at 2pm in Ballinasloe. This group of girls have improved greatly over recent months and are one win away from being crowned county champions. Good luck to players and everyone involved. Please come along and support.


Congratulations to Aoife Keane and Charlie Hickey who were on the U14 county team that won inter county blitz last weekend.


U16s put in a very good performance and got the win they deserved in second county championship match against Eyrecourt last Monday  evening in Cappagh. That’s two out of two so far. Next match is against Castlegar with details tbc.


Juniors continued their good run of results in the Junior A league beating St Dominic’s (Roscommon) 1-11 to 0-11 in a tough, physical game in the Prairie last Sunday evening in front of some good home support that is always great to see. The girls have now secured a league semi-final place, date and opponents yet to be confirmed.

Ladies Football

 County News – Congratulations to Saoirse Flynn who won her second Connacht medal with the Galway Minors on Saturday when they defeated Roscommon 2-17 to 4-6. 

Junior – Junior league match v Glinsk this Saturday the 5th at 7pm in Cappagh Park. all support welcome. 

u16 – Quiet week for the U16 Girls. Gabriels Quarter Final fixed for Sat 28th April did not take place as Gabriels gave a walk over. Not ideal preparation but the point had to be made. SK had made numerous attempts to play game but all were refused by Gabriels. Training took place Wed 26/4 with 27 Girls in attendance and again on Sat 28/4 at 12noon in Sunny Cappagh Park.

Next up is internal friendly amongst Junior Ladies and U18 Girls on Wed 2/5/18. After that SK await the 1/4Final winners with the semifinals to take place probably Sat 12th May. Watch this space for more updates.

 SK U16 Team management wish Emma Madden and Laura Kelly and the entire U16 County Panel and Management good luck as they seek to win the 2018 Connacht U16 Title on Fri 11/05/2018. Please plan to support the Team as then embark on the 2018 Campaign.

u14 – U14 Girls took part in the féile last weekend. Div 1 Team managed to get out of their group in Clonberne but were ultimately beaten in the semi-final by  Claregalway, who went on to win it out. Our Division 4 team competed in Westside and after an opening win were then beaten in the next 2 matches. All the girls played and really enjoyed the day. Coaches very happy with where both teams are at and as some of our players return from injury we expect to be competing at the business end of the ongoing league and also the championship later this summer. The club can be very proud of this bunch of U14 Girls.


u12 –  The younger U12b girls football (green team) were beaten last Wednesday away to Caltra. It was a wet and muddy evening but the girls played very well and they had great fun. The coaches can see great improvements with all the girls.

The U12a girls football (blue team) had another great victory last Thursday in Cappagh park. They played very well and won against a very strong Annaghdown team 9-11 [38] to 5-06 [21]in the Div 1 league. It was another great performance by the U12 girls. They have another match this week away to Claregalway.

More parents are required to help out in coaching, lifts, gear etc. Contact Seán on 086 1038845 

u6/u8 – training every Wednesday at 6pm in McGraths field all welcome

Coaching Corner

Kellog’s Hurling/Camogie Cúl Camp @ SKGAA: Mon 9 July to Fri 13 July 2018.

Not to be missed! Fun week, with top-class coaches, excellent camp for primary school kids

Online Registration now open for hurling Cúl Camp

·         Who: all aged 6 to 13 welcome

·         When: Monday July 9 to Friday July 13, 10am to 2.30pm each day 

·         How much: 60/50/40 euros for 1st/second/third child in family. (Note also: 35 euro per child if they have registered for football camp already and got gear, and do not want second set of gear at the end of the hurling camp.)

·         Where: Prairie / Arus

·         Questions: Check out FAQ on Kellogs web site; any other questions, text  Edel 087 2887442

Book online NOW to be guaranteed gear at the end of the hurling Cúl camp 

Birthdays in the Árus

Don't forget the Árus is the number 1 venue for children's birthday parties. Contact James in the office on 09152733 to book yours today.

Keep up to date with news on and .

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Is mise le meas,

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