SKGAA Newsletter 11/10/17

November 8, 2018




A chairde,
It was another fantastic weekend for the club claiming 3 county titles. The U16 camogie team got the ball rolling on Saturday afternoon beating Killtullagh Kilimordaly in Tourloughmore. This was followed by a double celebration on Sunday when the U14 and U16 footballers claimed their respective county titles beating Oranmore/Maree and Corofin respectively in Caherlistrane. A huge thank you to all our memmbers who made a special effort to attend the finals and support all the teams. It's a forth U14 A football title in a row which is a fantastic achievement. It's a second for the club who did a 4 in a row from 1981-1984, teams that featured victorious U16 camgie and football managers Cathal McGinley and Norman Costello. The club were on the wrong end of a few final appearances at the weekend with th U10 and U12b girls losing out in county finals as well as the Junior Footballers going down to Renvyle in the League Final.
All roads lead to Tuam this Sunday for the County Minor Final. The SKGAA lads have a huge task in trying to retain the county championship when they face an all conquering Claregalway outfit. this Claregalway team have won all the way up winning U14 including the All Ireland féile and U16. Our lads will need as much support as possible on the day so again we would ask all members to make the special effort to get to Tuam on Sunday. A huge thanks to Keith Duggan who has organised buses for club members to attend the game. Details below. There is also the small matter of a Junior Camogie Connacht Semi Final scheduled to take place in the Prairie this Saturday. 
Lets be the 16th Man on the 15th!!!
We are organising buses to go out and support our Minor footballers in this years' County final in Tuam Stadium this Sunday 15th October who are going for the 3-in-a-row!!!
42 Seater & 33 seater booked
Both buses leaving Arus at 12.30pm 
One bus returning after minor game 3.30pm  & the other after senior game 5.30pm 
1 Guardian + 1 Juvenile €12 (each additional Juvenile €5)
Family (2 adults & 2 Juveniles) €18
Adult €10
Bus seat(s) secured when money paid to James in Arus (have to choose your return time when paying)
Any queries Phone James  091-527333 
Juvenile < 18 years
Guardian responsible for Juvenile(s)
Match ticket(s) not included
 Much and more info below…….
Club Photographers:
A big thank you to John Burke and Niall Breen who have been extremely busy over the past few weeks taking photos at all the various county finals. The photos can be seen on the club's facebook page. 


Battle on the Bay 
SKGAA are delighted to announce 'Battle on the Bay' our club fundraising lip sync competition which will see 8 teams go head to head on the 25th of November in the Salthill Hotel. More details coming soon…………
Club Lotto

Numbers drawn 6,10,17,29
Congratulations to Match 3 winners, Norman and Maeve Costello

Jackpot now at 10,200. It could be you…….

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Minor County A Minor final this Sunday vs Claregalway at 2pm in Tuam Stadium.
Hard luck to the Junior Footballer who were beaten by Renvyle in the league final on Saturday in Rosmuc. 
SKGAA have been drawn to play Oughterad in the first round of the U21 knockout championship due to take place the weekend of the 21/22 of October. 

U14 County Champions 2017
U16 County Champions 2017


U11                        Oranmore Maree                            Wednesday 5.45              Maree                  Summer League Semi Final
U11                        Cois Fharraige                                    Thursday 5.45                    Cappagh              City League
U13                        Liam Mellowes                                  Saturday 12.00                  Renmore             City League        
U15                        TBC                                                        Sunday                                 TBC                        City League
Junior B                Padraig Pearses(Roscommon)   Saturday @  tbc                 Prairie                   Connacht Semi Final                                      
U9s enjoyed a very positive morning at Castlegar blitz last Sunday. U8/9 training continues for next two Thursdays as the street league format in-house competition the Cappagh Cup reaches final stages.
U11 girls recorded their second win of the City league last Sunday against Turloughmore . Next up is the county U11 summer league semi-final away to Oranmore Maree this evening ,Wednesday at 5.45pm at the Old Maree Pitch.
U16s won county B1 championship final by 1-10 to 0-7 against  Kiltullagh Kilimordaly. This came after  a tough match where every ball was contested and nothing was left to chance.  Our girls  took an early lead from a free in the first minute and never let the opponents  get a grip on the game. Playing 12 a side on a full pitch is a huge ask but the girls were well prepared (thanks to Cathals dreaded '7seconds') and their hard work was rewarded. Well done to the girls,  manager Cathal McGinley and the ever present Susan Murray . A very satisfying victory for this group of girls who have been together for over 10 years at this stage. All good things come to those who wait.
Juniors received great support at the recent county championship final and hope that this support will continue for Connacht semi final on Saturday in the Prairie. Make home advantage count.


U6 Hurling 
U6 Training as usual Saturday at 2pm at the Aras.
U8 Hurling 
Under 8s are playing under the lights v Moycullen Friday at 6.30. Well done to the 2009 boys who did the club proud and performed so well at the blitz in the Connacht GAA centre last Saturday.
U10 Hurling 
U10s (2007 boys) played in Galway County Blitz in Bekan, Mayo (Connacht GAA Centre) last Sat Oct 7th. Brilliant hurling from the boys and super displays against Kinvara, Gort, Ahascragh and Clarinbridge. 
Our 2007 boys will play in St Mary’s Tournament this Sat Oct 14th. The boys are really looking forward to the event, and this will be our last competitive outing for the year.
U15 Hurling. 
Congratulations to the U15 Hurlers who have reached the county final against Pádraig Pearses. Time and Date TBC.
We travelled to Castledaly last Saturday morning to play against St.Thomas in the county semi final .  The lads put in a great performance and lead 2:08 to 1:02 at half time.  We played against the wind in the second half and add another 7 points.  Final score was 2:15 to 1:05. 
City and West hurling development academy for players born 2003/04. Players to meet in St.Marys College grounds at 4.50 pm. Finish time 6pm approx. It will run for next three Mondays(October 9/16/23rd).Its co-ordinated by Gerry Spellman County coaching officer.
Ladies Football

u14 – SKU14s Girls had last training session of 2017 Sat. 29th. Many Thanks to the Coaches and Parents for their support and efforts in 2017. Special Thanks to First Aiders and The Parents who washed the Jerseys after every match. We also the Executive for their support with Jerseys, Gear and payments of expenses incurred over the year. We break now until Feb 2018. 
u12– U12 Girls B team were beaten in the Div 4 Championship Final last Sunday by a slightly stronger Menlough team. But the girls can be proud of themselves this year. Their commitment and behaviour are a credit to the club and they have reached 2 finals this year, winning one. The proposed A team replay vs Monivea is still unresolved. 
u10 – The girls had a great day out at the u10 County Blitz in Monivea last weekend and made it all the way through to the final where they unfortunately fell short at the final hurdle.  The girls had great fun and showed off all their skills. Well done to all involved. 


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