SKGAA Newsletter 09/05/18

November 8, 2018

A chairde,

It's a very exciting time in Salthill at the moment with Ed Sheeran coming to town this weekend. But the big one this weekend is Galway's trip to Castlebar on Sunday. Best of luck to Sean Armstrong and Evan Wynne who will be involved with the Tribesmen. 

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

Thanks to all our club members for their patience around the closing of the Árus and Prairie during these 2 weeks. The Árus will be open again from Monday evening. The Prairie will be handed back next Wednesday but may need another few days to receive treatment and recover. The Prairie and Pearce Stadium have both been receiving extensive treatment over the past 6 weeks to accomodate the use by the concert promoters and prepare it for covering during the event and will receive further treatment after the event.

Information for all Salthill Residents:

Ed Sheeran Concerts – May 12th and 13th

The Village and the Prom will remain open throughout.

Important information for Salthill residents:

Gates open 17:00 hours 

Event starts 18:00 

Event ends 23:00 each day.

If you have any query relating to concert works in Pearse Stadium between May 5th and 16th call Aikens Promotions on 087-9769315 between 08:00 hrs – 22:00 hrs.

Car Pass and Resident Cards will be issued in the week preceding the concerts to residents inside the Garda Cordons. These will be valid for other big GAA games to be played in Pearse Stadium this year. If you need additional passes contact Pearse Stadium on 091-862500 between 10am and 2pm, before Thursday 10th.

Road Closures at following junctions

Dalysfort Rd / Promenade

Rockbarton Rd / Promenade

Rockbarton West / Revagh Rd

Threadneedle Rd / Dr Mannix Rd

Threadneedle Rd / Glenard

Rosary Lane / Taylor’s Hill

Salthill Lower / Devon Park

Salthill Village / Oaklands

A One-Way System will operate between 7pm Friday 11th to 12 midnight on Sunday 13th. The direction of traffic flow will be from Threadneedle Road down Doctor Mannix Road and towards the Prom via Rockbarton Road or Dalysfort Road.

Residents are asked to park their cars off-street if possible to facilitate safe flow of pedestrians and traffic. Residents who normally make journeys like going to the supermarket during the time of the “lock-down” might consider varying their routine a little to minimise traffic through the area at this time.

Bus Route 401 will operate but will not follow the normal route due to road closures on Saturday and Sunday.

Another busy week has passed. There was a historic win for the minor hurlers and an epic comeback for the U16 hurlers; Heartbreak for the U14 camogie team and an early bit of silverware for the senior footballers; lots of our ladies footballers have been in action with the county teams for the past few weeks also. 

Information on all below…….

The club would like to pass their sympathies to the Prendergast family following the death of Seán Prendergast of Ballymoneen Road, Knocknacarra. Seán family has a number of people involved in the club and he is father in law to our Club Treasurer Noel Schofield. 

May he Rest in Peace.

Congrats to former camogie player Michelle Griffin of the Griffin clan who got married last weekend!!!

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Ar an bPáirc

On the Field

Adult Football


Well done to the senior footballers who won the inaugural Sean Mcmanamon Tournament beating Claremorris in an entertaining game in Claremorris on Saturday evening 2-13 to 0-12. The club would like to express their gratitude to the McManamon family for inviting us to take part, the the Mayo Association, Galway for organising the event and to Claremorris GAA for hosting the event and for providing refreshments for all the players after the game. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and we look forward to next year's game which will take place in Salthill. Next up is St. Michaels this Friday in the John Dunne Cup in Westside TBC


Best of luck to Sean and Evan in the Connacht Championship vs Mayo this Sunday.


Well done to Cathal Sweeney, Aidan Halloran and Eoghan Tinney who all featured for the Gaway minors in their emphatic win over Roscommon in the Connacht Championship last Friday. All the lads chipped in with scores as well with Aidan scoring 2-2 and Cathal and Eoghan registering a point each. Next up is Sligo away this Friday at 7pm. 

Junior A

The Junior A's are fixed to play Oughterard this Friday at 8pm away in Oughterard. 

Juvenile Football

U8 street leagues starter this week in Mcgraths and will be on for next 4 weeks.


Street Leagues start next Tuesday 6-7 in Cappagh for the U9s/u10s. Training continues every Sunday morning. Great numbers at training for u10

U 9 travel to Westport this Sunday for a friendly ahead of the big showdown in castlebar.

U11 played 2 friendlies ahead of the county league with 2 teams entered in tks league the Blue team played v well in Cappagh beating Claregalway 13-7 while the blue team were unlucky v st Michaels in Westside losing 8-6 .

U13 football team lost out to Moycullen in Cappagh Park last Friday. In what was always going to be a competitive fixture, the visitors were the stronger team on this occasion but our lads showed great spirit and determination. Next up is Killannin away this Friday evening.

All eyes turn to castlebar Sunday best wishes to Army Evan and Robert and all the galway lads 

Adult Hurling

Minor Hurling: 

Minor Hurlers made history for the club, getting the first ever win in Minor A Division Championship on Sunday last at Loughrea Pitch.

SK came from behind to beat Tynagh Abbey Duniry  in emphatic fashion with Fergus Hanney scoring 1.1 in injury time to win the match. Final Score was 1.14 to 0.15. 

SK trailed by 0.11 to 0.05 at half time but a heroic second half performance from these young men got them over the line. SK finished the game with 7 players who are still eligible for Under 16 this year. 

SK: Evan Nolan; Macdara O’Griofa; Rian McNeill; Ronan McGuinness; Rory MacDonnell; John Cullinane-Quinn; Breandan Hamon; Donal O’Shea(0-3);Ciaran Kelly ;Diarmaid Monroe(0-1); Mikey Kenny; Seanie Joyce (capt) (0-8); Aengus Creane; Brian Palmer ; Eoin O’Neill

SUBS: Canice Crosby(0-1), Fergus Hanney (1-1), Andrew Byrne, Conor Killian

Well done to James Kelly, his backroom team and all involved. Onwards and Upwards. 

SK Minors have their 3rd Championship Group match vs Castlegar on Saturday @ 2pm in Carnmore Pitch.Get out and support the lads, momentum is building!

Adult Hurling:

Training for Juniors and Under 21s tonight, Wednesday at 8pm, Cappagh Pitch. Keep an eye on WhatsApp for details of training on Saturday.

Juvenile Hurling

U8 Hurling 

U7s and U8s had a great day out in Clarinbridge in Sunday.  Beautiful weather, good organisation from our hosts and great hurling  made for a very positive experience for all involved.  Training returns next Friday at 5:45.


U10 Hurling 

Training for under 10s as normal at 6pm Friday in Cappagh Park. Match next week v Carnmore date and venue TBC

U12 Hurling 

U12s played Liam Mellows in Ballyloughane last Sat morning. Our boys were beaten in a tight game 3-02 to 3-05. 

Great displays from the boys and good to see a strong turnout on a bank holiday weekend. 

Training as normal Friday evening in Cappagh, 7-8pm.

U14 Hurling 

The U14's lost to Kilconieron in their last Group game last Monday. 

Our next game is the Shield Semi final against Ahrascraigh . Waiting for fixtures. 

Training continues Thursday at 6pm in McGraths field.  

U16 Hurling 

Fantastic game of Hurling in the Prairie last Thursday evening . Our U16's had a 3 point win against Killimor.  A low scoring 1st half had the sides level at 4 point each . But did we get a great 2nd half . 5 goals and 16 points scored in that half and happy to say we ran out winners.  SKGAA 2-15 to 3-09 Killimor. 

The last Group game is Thursday away to St.Thomas'  TBC . 

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U10s played Liam Mellowes in first game of county cluster blitz and came away with a draw in a very competitive fixture. Their next match was on Tuesday result of which not to hand.


U12s travelled to Cois Fharraige last Saturday and registered their first win of county campaign. Played in beautiful sunshine the girls put in an overall great performance taking some lovely skillfull scores.


U14s played B1 county final on Sunday in Ballinasloe against Clarinbridge. In a tight first half their opponents got a crucial goal just on half time to make it  1-02 to 0-01 at the break. The final score of 3-04 to 1-02 doesn’t reflect the closeness of the game as our girls pushed on for  scores midway through second half. Alas was not to be.  On a positive note  though this group of girls have the Féile to be held in Connacht to look forward to, taking place June 8th to 10th.



U16s continue their good form in county championship making it three wins from three at the group  stage of the competition with a win against Castlegar on Sunday evening in Cappagh.


Junior As continue to train for upcoming league semi final. Opponents and details tbc.


Ladies Football

County News – Best of luck to Laura Kelly and Emma Madden who face Mayo in the u16 Connacht Final on Friday 11th @7.30 in Dunmore.

Junior – Hard luck to the Juniors who lost out to Glinsk at the weekend. Next up is an away match vs St. Furseys Headford on Friday. 


u16 – Training[27+ Girls] proceeding in expectation of County league Semifinal. SK drew Caltra Cuans and have a home draw. In between , Seven of the U16 Panel fronted up and took on an experienced Glinsk team in a Junior League game on Sat evening 5/5 in Cappagh. The U16 Girls took the game to Glinsk along with a strong back bone of Experienced SK Junior Ladies. Great effort put in by the Girls. Well done. Fought to the end but out thought by a better team on the night.


Well done to Alex and Ailish from Salthill Knocknacarra who were part of the Galway under 14 panel who won the Connacht Championship beatin Mayo in the final last weekend.

U10 – A huge thank you to Heaslips Dry Cleaners for sponsoring the u10 SKGAA girls training tops. Photos of Under 10 Girls and a photo of Orla Colleran of Heaslips Dry Cleaners presenting one of the coaches Ted Coyle with the training top. Large numbers turning up for trainings and big thank you to all the coaches. 

u6/u8 – Girls training in McGraths field Wednesday evening's at 6pm all welcome.

Coaching Corner

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

Online Registration only for hurling and camogie Cúl Camp 

Go to:  

Who:      all boys and girls 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  

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.

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Is mise le meas,

Diarmaid Ó hAodha