SKGAA Newsletter 15/11/17

November 8, 2018

A chairde, 



Excitement is building for our Club Fundraiser: Battle on the Bay Lip Sync Competition. 34 performers and 10 organisers have been working tirelessly for the past 2 months and more to put this night together and it's shaping uo to be a fantastic occasion on the 25th of November in the Salthill Hotel. Tickets available from James in the office in the Árus. 
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.
The Liam McCarthy Cup came to SKGAA last week and James Molloy and Ben Kelly organised for it to go around the schools and many people cam to the Árus to take photographs. Míle buíochas to James and Ben.
Mass for Deceased Members of the Club will take place in the Long Room of the Árus on Friday the 17th of November at 7.30pm. All welcome.
Club AGM takes place on the 3rd of December from 7.15pm.

The club would like to pass their condolences on to the Conway family following the death of Bridie, mother of Ger and Brendan.Funeral details: Reposing at the O' Flaherty Funeral Parlour, Munster Avenue, Galway on Wednesday 15th November from 5.30 p.m. with Removal at 7.30 p.m. to the Church of Christ the King, Salthill. Funeral after 12 noon Requiem Mass on Thursday 16th November to the New Cemetery, Bohermore. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Galway Hospice.
'Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis'

On the Field.
The U21 Footballers and the U11 camogie teams both had good wins at the weekend. The U21 hurlers are in action this weekend as well. 

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.

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Well done to the U21 footballers who had a 3-09 to 0-14 win over Kilannin in the West Board Final. The game had to be moved from Killannin to the Prairie after a pitch inspection out in Killannin ruled the pitch unplayable. Luckily the Prairie is still in good nick and the game went ahead at the later time of 3.15. Conditions were very tough and either team could have won it in what was an extremely tense and tight game. That extra bit of quality SK had pulled them through in the end and they now go on to face Moycullen and try to retain the West Board title in just over a weeks time. 

The Aras/Priarie was a hive of activity as all groups from U6-u10 
> moved indoors for November
> details as follows
> U6 Mondays 6-7 aras
> 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 
Best of luck to U12 coaches Niall Mannion and Ian O' Donohue taking part in the lipsync battle next week. 

U11s played Turloughmore away last Saturday in City league semi final which they won and now qualify for shield final to be played provisionally this Sunday 17th at home.


U13 have started bootcamp sessions  in OLBC on Monday evenings while the U14 up to U18s have started  fitness classes in Scoil Einde on Tuesdays  and Fridays.


Bop on the Bay 2: Battle on the Bay is fast approaching and don’t forget to get your tickets from James in the office. A number of camogie players , parents and mentors are taking to the stage and will need your support on the night.


U21 Hurling

Under 21s face Annaghdown in a crunch Matcg this Sunday 19th at Cregg pitch. Throw in 12 noon TBC. 
A win in this match would send SK through to the County Final against Ballygar so head out and cheer on the lads! 
Training on Sand/ Wall-Ball resumes as normal tonight at 8pm
Juvenile Hurling
All codes will receive messages regarding their training.  
Our first pilot Transition Year Hurling and Schools Camogie Coaching wrapped up this week. Five Transition Year students, supported by adults from the club, delivered a structured coaching programme, that links with the primary school PE curriculum, to two first classes in Scoil Ide and one second class in Scoil Einne. Well done to the TY students from Colaiste na Coiribe, who were on work experience one day per week in the club. A big thanks to all who helped organise this!   

Ladies Football
The Junior ladies will play Kilkerrin Clonberne in the Shield Semi Final this Sunday at 12pm away. 



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
It is now possibel to order all you favourite SKGAA gear from our online stores with O' Neills and Masita. See links below:

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Is mise le meas,
Diarmaid Ó hAodha