SKGAA Newsletter 1/11/17

November 8, 2018



Pat O'Grady (Third from left) pictured with (L-R): Frank Sullivan, Tom Leonard, Kevin McDonagh, Dan O' Donovan and Eoin Crehan, begining plans for the developmet of the Árus and further development of the Prairie in the background in the early 1980's. 


A chairde, 


It was a sad week in the history of the club with passing of Pat O'Grady, long time member and supporter of the club. Pat was laid to rest in Rahoon cemetery yesterday. Pat had been a huge supporter of the club for over 40 years. He was instrumental in the development of both the Árus and the Prairie, even providing the blocks for the building of the Árus. He even provided a house to be used in the major draw during the 1980's to raise money for the Árus. His generosity towards the club has come to light over the last number of days with people telling many great stories. He bought the dinner for the whole Salthill team after they reached the All Ireland Club Final in 1990 and has supported the golf am-am every year since 1990. Those that knew him said he was a wonderful character and a loyal and generous friend and he will be missed by many. The club certainly wouldn't be where it is today without the huge contribution he made over the years. 
Solas na bhflaitheas dá ainm uasal. 
On the field there were a few disappointing results for the minor camogie team and the U12 and U13 footballers but the U21 footballers kicked off their campaign with a good win. 
Much and more info below…….
The club would also like to pass their condolonces on to senior footballer and Club Vice Treasurer and Player Rep Barry Kelly and his family on the death of Barry's father Frank of Ballaghadereen, Co. Mayo. Frank will be reposing at his home tomorrow from 4.30pm to 7.30pm and will be laid to rest of Friday following the funeral mass at 12pm. Solas na bhflaitheas dá ainm uasal. 
Battle on the Bay 
SKGAA are delighted to announce 'Battle on the Bay' our club fundraising lip sync competition which will see 7 teams go head to head on the 25th of November in the Salthill Hotel. 
Tickets on sale in the Árus from Tuesday the 7th November. Grab them before they're gone…….
Anyone involved in a business who would like to do a bit of advertising and support the club at the same time, there are a few convenient ways to buy an advert for the event. Please contact us here at the club if your interested or know of anyone who might be interested.
Want to get rid of your old clothes and support the club at the same time???
SKGAA will soon have a clothes bank in place at the Arus which will help our club with fundraising efforts.  Please consider holding onto any unwanted clothes until this is place.  Thank you for your continued support of our club.

Club Lotto


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SKGAA had a comprehensive win over Oughterad in the first round of the championship and will now advance to the West Board Semi Final. 


U6-u10 all took break for mid term 
All teams moving indoors in Aras for November details as follows
U6 Wednesdays 6-7 scoil Einde 
u7 Mondays 6-7 Aras 
U8 Tuesdays 6-7 Aras 
U9 Tuesdays 7-8 Aras/wallball
U10 Tuesdays 6-8 Sand area 
U 11s will continue to train Sunday mornings in McGraths Park 10-11 
U12A lost their league final to Oranmore 1-11 to 1-09 in Annaghdown. In a really high tempo game where the lead ebbed and flowed afew times, there was never more between the teams than 2 points and the final result could easily have been different. We hit the uprights three times in a game that had everything. As coaches we are very proud of the drive, determination and spirit of this team and they departed the pitch  with the tank absolutely empty. Our tackling, blocking and fielding was of a very high caliber throughout. We are now in week # 40 of our season and will wrap up until the New Year. This season the U12s got to three finals and won two of those (U12A city league shield and U13B league shield). Thanks to all for continued parental support.
U13s lost out to St. James's in the Shield Final today 2-8 to 2-6. Will send report for newsletter later.

NB important Football meeting for all coaches in juv football on Tues Nov 7th at 8pm in Árus. 


U8/9. Congratulations to the winners of inaugural in house competition Cappagh Cup who were Team Burke. Cup was presented by junior captain Evie Hayes after training. Thanks to all who contributed time, and goodies for the celebration.
U10s & U11s are waiting on final round details for city league competition.
U13 played city league semi final on bank holiday Monday but lost out to eventual tournament winners Carnmore. Despite a big second half effort SK couldn't reign Carnmore in. Girls are starting bootcamp next week to help keep fitness during winter. 
Training continues for U15s in preparation for city league semi final.
Our Minor team were beaten in the county semi-final on Saturday morning last by a very strong Castlegar team. This brings to an end a very successful season for our U16/18s who have helped win the U16 county championship and the Connacht 7 a-sides as well as the junior county championship and Connacht championship.



U21 Hurling
Training continue tonight as normal at 8pm. 
Juvenile Hurling
On a weeks break this week. 
Ladies Football
Quiet front from the ladies football this week. Both the Junior Ladies waiting on confirmation of match refixture details.
u12- U12 Girls long awaited semi final replay vs Monivea Abbey is on this Sunday 5th November at 2pm. Finally!!Venue tbc.
u8 – Training resumes for u8 girls next Wednesday, 8th November in Aras from 6-7pm.
u6 – Under 6's are finished for the year until next February/March.



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.
Club Gear
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Is mise le meas,
Diarmaid Ó hAodha