SKGAA Newsletter 12/07/18

November 8, 2018

A chairde,

Plenty to report on this week. Our annual Golf Am-Am is taking place tomorrow. It has been a feature of the club calender for many years now and is always full. Míle buíochas to Mark Gibbs and the DHKN guys for organising again this year and we hope all you golf buffs have a good day. Míle buíochas as well to the many sponsors who support the event each year, it always raises some badly needed funds at this time of the year-it's wonderful to see the amount of people who return each year to support the event by playing and sponsoring so it really is very much appreciated. Best of luck to all involved tomorrow and thanks a mill again.

Lots of action to report on below. Best of luck to our county football minors and seniors in particular who have pivotal games this weekend. Well done also to Donal O'Shea who put in a man of the match performance for the Galway minor hurlers in Thurles last weekend, scoring 1-5 in total in their win over Limerick. A very proud day for the O'Shea family and all involved in SKGAA hurling. Up next is Kilkenny this weekend.


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On the Field

Adult Football


Well done to the senior footballers who had a super win over Annaghdown away in the league last week. The much depleted team were three points down at half time but turned on the style in the second half and completed a tremendous performonce with a win. It will be a different affair in the championship in a month or so but hopefully the same result. All the best to our Connacht Champions (above) Evan, Ruairi, Sean and the Galway footballers who kick off their Super 8s this weekend on Sunday vs  Kerry in Croke Park. 

Junior A

The Junior As play their final league game vs St. Michaels in Westside this evening. 


Preparation for championship continues with 2 trainings each week. Best of luck to Eoghan, Aidan and Cathal in the Connacht Minor Final tomorrow vs Roscommon in Dr. Hyde Park Roscommon at 7.30pm. 


U16A championship 

U16 boys had a comfortable win over Oranmore this evening clocking up 23 scores overall. Great performance and leaves us top of the table with 6 wins out of 6. Last championship match home to Michael Breathnachs on July 17th next Tuesday in the prairie at 7pm. All support for these magnificent youngsters would be appreciated in their last home game.

U15 League: the lads had a good win on Friday evening vs Claregalway on a scoreline of 2-10 to 2-9. Last league game is away vs St James on Tuesday 24th July. We have already qualified for the League Final which will be played at the end of August.

There was a good result for the U14a footballers on a perfect evening for a match last Wednesday. We dominated possession and put some great moves together. All minds now focused on the final match v Moycullen (away) on this Friday July 13th. All support appreciated.

13A team play rescheduled league game versus Clifden in the Prairie on Saturday.

Adult Hurling

Adult hurlers had a successful social day out and in the Arus on Saturday afternoon in the sunny weather. It involved some 7 aside matches followed by a bbq. It was a very enjoyable event so well done to all who organised. Pictures on facebook and social media.

Junior A:

Massive Junior A Championship  make or break match for Junior A Hurlers vs Sarsfields this Saturday evening the 14th in Loughrea pitch. Throw in 6pm and support is crucial for this match. Please head out and support the lads.

Junior C:

SK Junior C are  fixed to play Spiddal Tuesday 17th at 7:30, in the prairie! Please Support ! 

Juvenile Hurling

 U6/U8 Hurling 

U6/U8 No training this Friday due to the Cúl Camp.

U10 Hurling 

U10 training cancelled due to Cul Camps. Back next week.

U12 Hurling 

U12s played strong Kinvara team last Saturday morning (7th). Our boys gave a good performance against the table toppers and the final score didn’t reflect the balance of play. 

Last group match next Sat morning (14th) vs Cusacks in the Prairie at 10:30am.

U13 Hurling. 

The U13's played Rahoon Newcastle in the Prairie on Monday evening.  We had a 5 point win over our neighbours.  Final score SKGAA 5-04 to 4-02 Rahoon Newcastle.  

U16 Hurling. 

Our u16s lost the County Semi Final after extra time by 2 points to Ahascragh Fohenagh 

A/F 6:13 to 4:17 S/K. 

Down 6pts with 3 mins left, The lads gave it everything and drew level . We conceded 1.3 in first 4 mins of extra time, no more after that but the 1.1 scored wasn't enough. This team has unbelievable spirit, won 7 out of 8 group matches to get this far, mainly by a point or two. We have had a great year, they are a super group and gave us some great evenings.

Hard luck to all the Players and Management.  And to all the Parents for their support.


U10s will have final training session this Thursday 6pm in Cappagh before they take a break until mid August.

U13s play first match in county championship this Friday away to Mountbellew Moylough. U13/14s resumed training on Thursday 7pm in Cappagh.

U16s continue to train and will resume matches in county championship shortly.

Juniors had a good win in the championship played in the Prairie on Monday evening beating St Dominics by a scoreline of 2-12 to 2-05.  

Ladies Football

Thanks to everyone who helped out with the Church gate collection!!!

We raised €941. Fantastic!!!! Well done to all involved!!!!

Please pass on our thanks to all parents who helped out in each age group. 

u16 – Congratulations to the two U16 County Panellists on beating Donegal in Sligo on Wed 4t July. Training resumes Wed 11th. Excellent turnout at training on 4th with 17+ Girls in attendance.

u10 – Girls (u10) had an outing at leitir Mor for their blitz where we played 4 competitive games. Last training session for the summer is the evening at 7pm in Mc graths pitch. Training resumes at the start of September.

Coaching Corner

Date for your diary: The August Hurling/Camogie Academy will run from Tues 21 August to Friday 24 August, 10am-2pm, for boys and girls born 2006 to 2011. Full details on how to register will be available next week. 


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,

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