SKGAA Newsletter 13/9/17

November 8, 2018


A chairde,
There were great wins for our U16 camogie and football teams in the knockout stages of the championship this week as well as our U11 camgie and U12 ladies football teams. The U13 footballers also had a fantastic tournament down in Austin Stacks, Tralee, only to be beaten in the final by Naas. Congrats to the 6 lads on the Galway City West Ted Webb team who claimed the Connacht title on Friday evening with a very late show against Roscommon. Goals from SKGAA's Eoghan Tinney and captain Cathal Sweeney helped Galway to a one point win in Ballyhaunis. 

Much and more info below…….

Bop on the Bay 2
We have almost filled positions for dancers. There is a couple of slots left so anyone who would still like to do it or even just try it out, please let us know in the next week. Coaches, parents, parents and even friends who are not associated with the club are welcome to get involved so please don't be shy and get in touch with us here in the Árus by emailing or by phoning the office on 091527333. 


Club Lotto

Club Lotto
Numbers drawn 2,10,12,23.
No winner this week with next week's jackpot hitting E10,000.

Play SKGAA Lotto here: 
You can now play SKGAA lotto in all the local bars in the area. Be sure and give it a plug to your friends and others when your out during the week. Míle buíochas. 

The senior footballers will compete in the Kilmacud 7's this weekend, sending a team up for the first time in a number of years so best of luck to the lads. 
The minor footballer have qualified for the West Board Final. They now await the winners of Barna and Oughterard in the final.  
The juniors losty out to Renvyle in the West Board semi final in torrential conditions in Rosmuc on Sunday. Final score: Renvyle 4-10 SKGAA 1-10. 
U6s training Wednesdays 6-7 St Mary's college front pitch new members very welcome
U7s train Tuesdays in Mcgrath's pitch, 6-7pm.
U-8's train in McGraths pitch tue. 6-7pm.Invited by Claregalway GAA to six club blitz on 23rd 10-12pm.
(U9s & u10  Football training continues in Cappagh on Tuesday at 6pm. Great turnout last Sunday. We will continue training Sunday mornings in Cappagh at 10.15 for the next few weeks unless games are organised. I9s plan to play Oranmore Sunday morning in Oranmore, 
U10s preparing for inaugural skgaa u10 tournament Fitzpatrick cup
With teams from mayo dublin and galway on oct 1st
U11 Boys
Training Mc Graths on 
Tue @ 7pm
Sun @ 10am (moved from Saturday due to pitch allocation conflict with Barna rugby) 
Match vs St Michaels on Sunday  next, in Cappagh at 11am. 
Still no details on League Group 4 play-off places. 
Not all teams have matches played.
U12's play Naomh Anna Leitir Mór in 13B league final on Friday in Rossaveal (third time being rescheduled, so third time lucky).
U14's drew 1-8 a piece with Annaghdown in Qtr Final of Championship on Sunday. Waiting on replay to be fixed. Possibly on Friday evening.
The u13 squad travelled to the Austin Stacks tournament on 9th/10th Sept in Tralee. They were in a strong group and despite starting slow in the first two matches eventually came out with a tight win over Ballyboden St. Endas and a hard fought draw with NaGaeil of Tralee. That set us up with a table topping match v Legion of Killarney, which we ended up winning by 5 points thanks to some heroic tackling and blocks in the last 5 mins. Every player in the squad featured in those first 3 matches and played an important part. At one point it looked like a shoot out would be required to decide who went through to the Cup semi-final but Ballyboden beat NaGaeil in the final match to ensure we topped the table. A sign of the competition in our group was that the 3 qualifying teams from our group made it to their respective finals. In the semi-final we played NaPiarsaigh of Cork and came out on top at the end of a passion filled match (on and off the pitch) by 1 point. That set us up for a Cup final with Naas on Sun. Our lads fought bravely but on the day couldn't quite match the Kildare lads.All in all a hugely positive weekend with fabulous teamwork, fun and great football. Special thanks to all the parents and family members who made the trip to Tralee – they were the "extra man" we needed at times during the tournament.
We'll done to U16s lads involved in Ted Webb great to see Cathal lift the cup and 6 sk lads involved brill achievement well done to all coaches they had over years




U13        v              Turloughmore                   Wednesday 6pm              Away                     Challenge
U13        v              Portumna                            Saturday 10am                  Away                     Summer League
U15        v              Castlegar                             Sunday 11am                     Away                     Challenge
Juniors  v              Sarsfields                             Sunday 6pm                       Prairie                   Championship
U9s combined with U8s put in a committed performance against a strong Shamrocks team . Fair play to girls for turning out in challenging conditions.
U11s won last group game in summer league against Ballinderren last Saturday morning and progress to  semi finals.
U13s play Portumna away in summer league on Saturday morning and before that travel to Turloughmore for challenge on Wednesday evening.
U15s train Thursdays in Cappagh at 7pm in preparation for city league starting shortly. They will play a challenge match away to Castlegar this Sunday at 11am.
Minors won their last group game against Abbeyknockmoy in a very high scoring game on Monday evening in the Prairie and are now into semi finals. While the U16s still train and await details of their county final to be played in coming weeks.
Juniors long awaited championship semi final against Sarsfields  will be played this Sunday at 6pm in Prairie. All  support would be appreciated.

Juvenile Hurling
U6 Hurling 

U6's hurling and camogie got back in action on Saturday.   Big welcome to all the new children who were there.  
Back again this Saturday at 2 at the Aras.
U8 Hurling 
Great turn out of 45 boys for our blitz v Rahoon Newcastle last Friday in Cappagh. Thanks to everyone who came. 
Training as normal this week on Friday at 6pm in McGraths Field.
U10 Hurling 
U9/10s played Barna in Furbo last Sunday. Good turnout and a few returning boys as well. 
Training match Wednesday in Cappagh Park at 6:30pm. 
We are playing in and against Moycullen on Friday evening at 6.15pm.
U12 Hurling 
No u12 Hurling training this Friday as most of the lads are involved in the U13 B football final. Best of luck lads. 
U15 Hurling 
Training continues Thursday evening at 6:30pm in McGraths Field.  
Match fixed for Saturday against Tuam. BUT TBC due to clash with County Fixtures. 
County Hurling 
Congratulations to Andrew Byrne, Fergus Hanney and Eoin Keenan. The lads have been selected to play for the Galway U14's in the  Connolly Cunniffe Tournament 2017 in the Connacht GAA Centre,  Bekan, Co. Mayo this Saturday.
Niall Foley Awards 2017. 
The Niall Foley Presentation took place last Wednesday evening in the Prairie. Once again we would like to thank Tom and Therese Foley for presenting he U14 awards to Hurlers of the Year Daniel O'Flaherty and to the most improved Hurler Dara Barrett.  Thanks also to Sean Gavin, Edel Murphy, Matthew Keane .

Ladies Football

Junior – The Juniors continue training for the All Ireland Dublin 7s which will take place on the weekend of the 23rd. The ladies will face Kilkerrin/Clonberne in Championship Shield Final at the end of this month. 
u14 – SK U14s resumed light fun training Sat 9th in McGraths. 14 girls attended. Did some light ball work and some alternatives for Fun game. Next sessiin planned for Sat 23rd Sept. Best wishes to Mayo next Sunday. Bring Sam back West. 
u12 – A+B championship semi-finals were scheduled for last weekend. A match vs Monivea last Friday evening was called off due to their objections about the goalmouths just before throw in. So home advantage is forfeited, the girls must travel out to Monivea this evening. Seems unfair…
B team travelled to Carraroe on Sunday for their own semi-final. The girls played their way into the match and battled through the wind+rain and everything else to win well in the end. Super team effort, we are all very proud of this very big, hugely committed bunch of players. They are just great.


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Is mise le meas,
Diarmaid Ó hAodha


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