SKGAA Newsletter 16/05/18

November 8, 2018

A chairde,

What a wonderful weekend we had in Salthill with Ed Fest. I hope everybody enjoyed it and it didn't cause people too much inconvenience or stress. From our point of view, it went very well. The pitch is in good knick and will be treated over the next number of days and should be open soon. At this point, I must thank a few people for their incredible hard work going back about 6 months to accomodate this concert. There have been countless meetings over that time to ensure the club would protect itself and benefit from the hosting of concert. It was obvioulsy a huge inconvenience for club members, those using the Árus and of course there was a risk element involved, but thanks to the hard work of John Donuhue, John Daly, Alan Hasssett, Noel Schofield and James Molloy who organised all the logistics and attended all these meetings we believe it has been a worthwhile venture. It has by no means gone off perfectly but we believe it has gone off with great benefit to the club and above all a good template for the potential of future similar events so míle buíochas lads. 

The games haven't stopped though. Ours U16 ladies are through to another county final, follwoing U14 Division 4 and then Division 3 finals, this superb crop are now on the cusp of Division 1 with a Division 2 final coming up. They are buoyed by their 2 county stars Emma Madden and Laura Kelly who collected a second Connacht Title in as many years with the Galway U16 Ladies Footballers. Senior Football Championship kicks off this weekend with our first group game vs Killannin in Moycullen on Saturday at 7pm so we would ask all members to get out and support Anthony, Maurice and the lads. 

Information on all below…….

Congratulations to Árus Director John Daly who receieved a Moyoral Award in recognition of his great work in the community over the past number of years. 

Numbers drawn 3,13,14,29

No winner this week.

Jackpot now at €11,750. 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


Best of luck to the Senior Footballers in Round 1 of the senior championship this Saturday at 7pm in Moycullen. Please come along and support.



Well done to Sean, Ruairi and Evan who were all part of the Galway team who beat Mayo in Castlebar on Sunday. 


Well done to Cathal Sweeney, Aidan Halloran and Eoghan Tinney who all featured for the Gaway minors in their emphatic win over Sligo in the Connacht Championship last Friday. 


The Juniors play Carraroe at home this Sunday at 12pm TBC

Juvenile Football

Great numbers at all grades as the Season really ramps up and hits top gear and buoyed by Galways good win away in Castlebar! 

Well done to Sean Evin and Ruairi Next game home to Sligo in semi final on June 3rd. 

U8s street leagues continue on Tuesday's in McGraths field good numbers turning up. 

U9 Last Sunday we had 25 U-9's who travelled to Westport GAA for a blitz.It was very pleasing it was to see all the lads enjoy them selves & play so well.Thanks to all the coaches for looking after the 3 teams,parents for coming down to support & those that gave others lifts,wash jersies etc.Westport GAA really rolled out the red carpet also & the weather even held up!.Many travelled on to Castlebar for the big game afterwards and for some the day got even better !.We have 'Street League' games for next 3 Tue's and training / games continues on Sun's mornings.Planning is under way for the trip to Dublin on Sat. June 9th.

U10 The Street Leagues started last night in Cappagh. A great attendance of over a 100 kids taking part. The street leagues will continue for the next 3 weeks on Tuesday. U10 training continues next Sunday at 10am in Cappagh.

U11/u12 start the county league this Sunday with 3 teams entered A & B travel out to Oranmore Maree while the C team play Headford away best luck to all teams /coaches.


U12 play in U13b league also and play Claregalway this Friday away 

Street leagues will start mid June once the U13b league finishes up.

U13 football team lost 3-13 to 3-6 away to a strong Killannin team last weekend. They play Bearna away this Friday evening.

The u14a footballers play Oranmore-Maree at 7pm this Friday in Cappagh Park in the Championship. All support greatly appreciated.

U16A played in championship last night and ran out comfortable winners against St James's. 5-15 to 0-10. Next championship match this Friday against St Michael's in a top of the table clash. Details of time and  venue to be posted as soon as we know.

Adult Hurling

Minor Hurling: 

SK Minor A Hurlers were defeated in the Championship by Castlegar on Saturday last at Carnmore Pitch. 

A brave effort from these young men fell short against last years County Champions who fielded many of the same players from that winning team whereas SK were missing a number of key players on the day. 

However, the Championship is not over and SK have 2 more matches to be played later in the Summer. 

Junior and Under 21 training takes place tonight, Wednesday at 8pm in Cappagh pitch.

Possible Challenge Match this Weekend, TBC. Please keep an eye on Social Media Platforms re this.

Juvenile Hurling

U6 / U8 Hurling 

U6/U8s training on Friday at 5:45pm in Cappagh.

U10 Hurling 

U10s hope to have blitz v Carnmore Friday.

This will be Confirmed by your Coaches.  

U12 Hurling 

U12s playing Barna in League game on Sat morning, 11am in Cappagh Park. 

Training as usual on Mondays 6-7pm and Fridays 7-8pm.

U14 Hurling 

The U14's will travel to Ahascragh to play Ahascragh Fohenagh in their County Shield Semi final on Thursday at 7pm . 



U16 Hurling 

The U16's had a 1 point win against St.Thomas last Thursday away. They will play Ahascragh Fohenagh in the County Semi final. (TBC). 


U10s lost out to Carnmore despite a spirited performance. This weeks match against Turloughmore is postponed until a future date.


U14s continue training Thursdays and Saturday with Féile, starting June 8th , just a few weeks away.


U16 training continues also on Thursday and Saturday as usual.


Junior A play league semi final against Ballinderren this Thursday at 8pm in Ardrahan.


Ladies Football

County News – Well done to Emma Madden and Laura Kelly who both played a big part in Galway claiming the U16 Connacht title last weekend. It's a second Connacht Title in a row for the 2 girls having won the U14 Connacht and All Ireland title last year. 


Junior/u18/u16 –  Chilly gusty weather did nothing to put off 29+ Girls/Juniors turn out for training on Wed 9th May in Endas. Virtually a full match was played for 45 mins with two equally matched teams. Ed-Sheeran fever was taking hold as the weekend loomed large ahead.

u16 – On the Sat, a short tactics session was held to outline match plan for League Div. 2 Semi-final against Caltra Cuans. The East Galway team were a bit reluctant to visit Cappagh Park as The Prairie was taken over for Ed-Mania! The match took place Sunday 13th at 10am in Cappagh. 19 Girls togged and SK came away with a fine victory finishing on a Score line of 6-19[37] to CC 5-3[18]. Referee was Kate Kilbane of Barna. All 19 Girls got a run and one very generous Mother agreed to wash the Jerseys… Many Thanks.

Next up is League Final planned for Sun 20/5/18. [TBC]. Opposition will be the winners of Moycullen V Tuam/Cortoon. This semi-final is to be played by Wed 16/5/18.

u10 – Exciting weekend for the u10 girls this weekend. On Saturday, we play in the Spiddal blitz (12-2pm) and on Sunday we travel to Croke PARK via a blitz with St. Brigid's GAA.  Can all girls wear their new SKGAA training tops both days. 

u6/u8 – Girls training in McGraths field Wednesday evening's at 6pm all welcome.


Coaching Corner

Kellog’s Hurling/Camogie Cúl Camp @ SKGAA: Mon 9 July to Fri 13 July 2018.

Online Registration only for hurling and camogie Cúl Camp 

Go to:  

Who:      all boys and girls aged 6 to 13 welcome

When:     Monday July 9 to Friday July 13, 10am to 2.30pm each day 

How much: 60/50/40 euros for 1st/second/third child in family. 

                 (Note also: 35 euro per child if they have registered for football camp already and got gear, and do not want second set of gear at the end of the hurling camp.)

Where: Prairie / Arus

Questions: Check out FAQ on Kellogs web site; any other questions, text  Edel 087 2887442

Book online NOW to be guaranteed gear at the end of the hurling Cúl camp  

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