SKGAA Newsletter 14/03/18

November 8, 2018

A chairde,

We hope you all enjoyed the Juvenile Hurling table quiz last week. Well done to Niall Murphy, Ger Mullholland and all the organisers for a great night. There is another one coming up in aid of Ladies Football next month. Details below.

There was a great win for the the U21 hurlers over the weekend in the championship and lots of other games to report on. Lots more action coming up this weekend. All details below………

The club would like to pass their condolonces onto the family of Pat Fallon a great GAA man from our neighbouring Club Bearna who was laid to rest this week. Pat's brother Enda and nephew Conaill were involved with our own club here. Pat gave huge service to his Club and to GAA this side of the city and will be sorely missed.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade

The club will again be participating in the St. Patrick's Day Parade this year. Thanks to U12 Camogie Coach Pat Gavin and all U10 coaches for organising. 

Meet at 10.30am outside the front of the GTI on Fr. Griffin Road and wear your SKGAA gear. All wecome.

Easter Camps

There are 4 camps members should be aware of over the Easter Holidays:

1. SKGAA Easter Hurling/Camogie Academy:

**Tues 3 Apr to Fri 6 Apr 2018**

10am to 2pm each day.

Not to be missed! Fun week, with top-class coaches, skill development and plenty of matches.

For club members: Boys and girls u9 to u14 (born 2004 to 2009)

Cost: €40 per child, €70 for family of 2, €20 euro for any additional child in family

Please register for your place on the Academy with your own hurling/camogie manager or by texting 087 2887442 (Edel Murphy) by Monday 26th March. Every player registered by Mon 26 March will receive a free Academy t-shirt at the end of the Academy.

Any queries, text Edel on 087 2887442.

2. The SKGAA Easter Football Camp will be taking place from Monday 26th to Friday 30th March.

VENUE: Arus Bóthar na Trá.

TIMES: 9:30am to 1:30pm.

AGES: 6 to 14 year old boys and girls (must be a member of a GAA club).

COST: €50 per child / €10 per day (€70 for 2 children from the same family).

CONTACT: James in Arus office on 091 527333 / 087 1635814 to book.

Places limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.


4. Bricks For Kids Easter Camp

From 2pm – 5pm each day in the Árus over Easter. Contact James in the Office for more Information 091527333. 

New Zumba Term

For any Zumba enthusiasts, there is a new term of Zumba with Weights in the Long Room every Wednesday from 7-8pm begining tonight. Just say you heard about it on the Club's Newsletter and you will receieve a discount!!!


A reminder with most teams in competitive action at this stage, please ensure your membership has been renewed to ensure all players and coaches are covered by insurance when engaging in training or games. 

To register just click the link at the bottom of this page or visit

If you are experiencimg any difficulty, you can ring the offices of myclubfinances and ask to speak to Mary on 091506048.


Anyone interested in playing 25 (cards). Cards will continue again this Thursday in the kitchen in the Árus from 8.30pm. All welcome.

Club Lotto


Numbers drawn 11,14,23,31

No Winner this week.

Jackpot now at €11,200. It could be you……. 


Play Club Lotto by clicking on the above poster or by going to

Ar an bPáirc

On the Field

Adult Football

The U20 footballers will play their rescheduled championship match vs St. Michaels this Saturday at 11am in Westside.


Well done to Sean Armstrong and Evan Wynne who were involved with the Galway team in their emphatic win over Monaghan in the Stadium last Sunday. Special congrats to Sean who was awarded Man of the Match.

The minor footballers' will play Uachtar Ard in the first round of the league at home on Monday at 4pm. Venue TBC. 

Adult Hurling

Great win for Under 21s on Sunday Morning in their first Championship Match of 2018. SK beat Kinvara away on a scoreline of 6-10 to 0-18. Brilliant start to the year with some terrific individual performances, especially considering SK jumped a divison from last year to B1. Well done to all involved. 


Many of these players will feature when SK Junior Hurlers play their first outing of the year in the Junior 1 Championship on Bank Holiday Monday away to Bearna/Furbo. Keep an eye for updates on this match as support will be essential for this local derby match!

Training for Minor, Under 21 and Junior Hurlers on Wall Ball and Sand takes place at a later time of 9pm tonight, Wednesday.

Juvenile Hurling

Training for under 10s as usual 7pm on Friday. We will be representing the club in the St Patrick's Day parade on Saturday. Meet outside GTI at 10.30am. Everyone in the club is welcome to join us.

U12s training Friday nights at Arus 8-9pm. Only 2 more Wall ball sessions before moving outdoors after Easter!

U13/U14 . Training Monday at 7pm in the Arus wallball and Sand area.

We played our 1st game last Saturday against St.Thomas' . The boys from south Galway got the better of us . Thanks to St. Marys Collage for the pitch. This weekends game is off.


U16 hurlers update: U16 hurlers beat Rahoon and Castlebar in a blitz n Bekan in Mayo last weekend. That was U16 hurlers first outing of the year and was good preparation for their championship campaign which starts this Bank Holiday Monday with a home fixture against Portumna.


SKGAA Easter Hurling/Camogie Academy: **Tues 3 Apr to Fri 6 Apr 2018**

Not to be missed! Fun week, with top-class coaches, skill development and plenty of matches.

When: Tues 3 to Fri 6 April, 10am to 2pm each day.

Who: Club members: Boys and girls u9 to u14 (born *2004 to 2009)*

Cost: €40 per child, €70 for family of 2, €20 euro for any additional child in family

It is essential to book your place by *Monday 26th March.* Every player registered by Mon 26 March will receive a free Academy t-shirt at the end of the Academy.

Any queries, text Edel on 087 2887442.


U10 Anybody wishing to join in with U10s who will be marching in St Patricks day parade are more than welcome. If you are a spectator on the day give them a big shout.


The Easter camogie and hurling camp will run from April 3rd to 6th   and  is just a few weeks away now. Four days of intense training and fun is guaranteed. So if interested please let your respective team manager know so that arrangements can be made for enough coaches to be  in place for the week.


U10s train Thursday indoors  6pm while U11s are at wallball at same time.


U12s train Thursday 5pm at wallball.


U14s played a strong Craughwell last Saturday in a useful challenge in preparation for championship that will begin in next few weeks. Training continues Thursday 6.45 in Arus.


U16s training is on 7.30 to 9.00, Thursday evenings.


Juniors played Turloughmore in challenge last Sunday.

Juvenile Football

U8 training Monday indoor in aras 7-8 

U9/10/11 teams continue training in aras every Tuesday with great numbers

U12 resume training on Sundays at 10 in St Mary's 

U13/14 continue to train Tuesdays In Marys as they gear up for start of league

 U13/14 host Ballyboden st Enda's this week in challenge game as 

U15/16 continue to train on Tuesdays in aras. 

All eyes turn to Pearse stadium Sunday when all Ireland champs Dublin visit. U16s free in but with big crowd expected get in early to support the Tribesmen as they aim to become 1st team to beat the Dubs in over a year. 

Juv football predict a quiz was launched with a great response so far more tickets are available from Norman Costello please support as all funds raised will be spent on teams 

The Juvenile Football committee are also looking for help for the year ahead as with over 12 teams and 400 children there is a lot of work involved in running the Football Section.

As the old motto goes its better to have a lot of people do a little rather than a few people do everything so with a new year and fresh enthusiasm if any parents are willing to help out in any way be it as a one off or attend a meeting once a month for 7/8 months please contact Juvenile Football chairman Noel Tyrell on 0879506140 or email

Ladies Football

SKGAA Ladies football are holding a table quiz in Sheridan's, on April 12th @ 8.30pm. Get the date out to everyone involved, parents etc. Spot prizes and sponsors welcome. All funds raised are for Ladies football.

Junior – Junior Ladies league match v Naomh Mhuire Oranmore this Bank Holiday Monday at 2PM  away. Pitch to be confirmed later.

u16 – Game 1 versus was postponed Sun 11th due to unplayeable pitch in Moycullen. Indoor training proceeded 12th with 25+ in attendance. Planning to play refixed game over the Long Weekend. 

u14 – U14 Footballers scheduled to start their league matches this weekend. Div 1 team travels to Claregalway on Monday and Div 4 team to play St. Gabriel's at home on Sunday, hopefully!!

u10 – Under 10 girls holding their skipathan/Kickathon on Wednesday 21st March in Arus 7-8pm. We break for easter that evening and hope to resume outdoors on Wednesday 4th April. Great turn out at recent training, over 50 girls enjoying their Gaelic.

u6/u8 – Under 8s and u6s looking forward to getting back training on the 4th of April

Coaching Corner

SKGAA Easter Hurling/Camogie Academy: Tues 3 Apr to Fri 6 Apr 2018


Not to be missed! Fun week, with top-class coaches, skill development and plenty of matches.


·         When:         Tues 3 to Fri 6 April, 10am to 2pm each day. 

·         Who:           Club members: Boys and girls u9 to u14 (born 2004 to 2009)

·         Cost:           € 40 per child, €70 for family of 2, €20 euro for any additional child in family

·         To book:      Text your hurling/camogie manager to book a spot and pay on first morning

It is essential to book your place by Monday 26th March. Every player registered by Mon 26 March will receive a free Academy t-shirt at the end of the Academy.  

Any queries, text Edel on 087 2887442. welcomes all boys and girls born 2004 to 2009. Full details will be available next week, parents can then reserve a place through their age group coaches. Last Easter's Academy was an outstanding success, so make sure you don't miss out this year!

Easter Camp

Multi Activity GAA Junior Easter Camp for our younger members running from Tuesday 3 April to Friday 6 April. The camp is open to all National school children aged 5-8 years.

Running from 9.30am – 1.30pm in the Árus and cost for the week is €50. If you would like to reserve a place, please email your child’s name & age to

Children can expect a week of fun and games while improving their GAA skills. 

Birthdays in the Árus

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.

Keep up to date with news on and .

Also you can follow SKGAA on Twitter @skgaa and Instagram #skgaa


Is mise le meas,

Diarmaid Ó hAodha