SKGAA Newsletter 23/05/18

November 8, 2018

A chairde,

I hope you are all enjoying the sunny weather. The Prairie and Árus are all back up and running and bar one leaky bathroom, everything is in perfect knick. Lots of championship games this week before the school exams kick in. 

There was a last gasp draw in our first round senior championship game vs Killannin on Saturday, our U16 Ladies team collected some more silverware, there was a trip to Croke Park for our U10 girls and our U16 footballers have made it 5 in 5 in the championship. Commiserations to our Junior camogie team and our U14 hurlers who bought lost out in semi finals during the week.

All the information below….

Árus Clean Up Day

This Saturday at 11am clean up in the Árus and the Prairie in preparation for féile. Please come along for a while if you can please. 

Congrats to Senior Football Captain Finian Hanley and his wife Pauline on the birth of their second daughter Isabelle this week. 


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On the Field

Adult Football


Senior Championship first round finished with a draw against Killanin on Saturday evening. Ruairi Lavelle held his nerve to stick over a late free to level the game for skgaa. After a slow start the skgaa lads finally got into the match after half time and a goal by Sean Armstrong halfway through the second half launched a reeling in mission which brought the scores level by the end of the game. The lads are not out in championship again until August as they have a bye in the next round. The league match fixed vs Carraroe this weekend is now OFF.


Congrats to the Juniors on a great win over Na Piarsaigh at the weekend and well done to those legends who came out of retirement on the morning to serve the cause. Next up is Leitir Mór in Cappagh on Sunday morning at 12pm. 

Juvenile Football

U-9 numbers showing up for 'street league' games very good & enjoying it.Training on Sunday morning in McGrath's Field.Blitz v. Barna June 3rd & Oranmore 24th.Trip to Dublin 9th contact Keith 086-2201539 to book seat & for any queries.

U10 great numbers at street leagues with u9s over 90 attended last night 

Training continues every Sunday mornings also few blitzes upcoming 

U11s started the 12b & c league with 2 great games the 12B unlucky to lose to Oranmore away by last minute goal 3-6 to 4-6 while 12C beat Headford away 2-7 to 0-4 

Games this week Bs v Barna and Moycullen at home Sun & Tues and Pearse's and Corofin fur Cs 

U12s lost to Claregalway U13B, in the U13 league, 5-9 to 3-7. Close match and plenty of chances to win the contest, but unfortunately failed to convert. 

U16 both teams won well last week in championship 

16A Skgaa 4-14 beat St michaels 4-7

U16B – SKGAA 4-15 to Claregalway 1-6

U14a footballers beat Oranmore-Maree 8-8 to 3-8 in the Prairie on championship a great result putting them back on track well done all.

U14B team beat Bearna tonight and that win guarantees us team a league cup final with one game remaining.

Great activity all round and some great results keep up all the good work lads 

Adult Hurling

Junior A Hurling Championship Match v Craughwell this Friday at 7.30pm at Kenny Park.


Support essential for this tough encounter. Please head out to cheer on the lads.

For the first time in the Club's History, SK have entered a second team in the Hurling Championship.

SK Junior C play their first match this Sunday v Skehana/Mountbellew at 11am in the Prairie. Please Support.

Adult Hurling training tonight, Wednesday at 8pm.

Juvenile Hurling

U6 / U8 Hurling 

U8 Blitz against Carnmore in Cappagh on Wednesday at 7pm.  Training Friday at 5:45 as usual.  Blitz v Rahoon Wednesday week.

U6 Training Friday at 5:45 as usual.

U10 Hurling 

Under 10s hosted Carnmore for a blitz last Friday. Super turnout with over 30 boys playing. Everyone enjoyed a great runout in the sun.

Training 6pm Friday in Cappagh as usual.

U12 Hurling 

U12s had 3-4 to 2-6 win against Barna last Saturday morning in the Prairie. We were 8 points up before they got two late goals and a point. 

Trojan efforts all over the field from our boys, well done all!

Next up is home game vs Rahoon next Sat 26th, 11am (location tbc).

U13 Hurling 

First U13 Hurling match of the year vs Barna Monday 28th.

U14 Hurling 

The U14's lost to Ahascragh Fohenagh last Thursday evening in their County Shield Semi final.  

The boy train on Thursday at 7pm in McGraths field. 

Feile kicks off on the 8th of June. 


U10s lost despite a gusty performance against Turloughmore. Next up the girls face Castlegar in Prairie on Thursday and Cois Fharraige away on Saturday. Busy week for these girls.


Well done to the U11s playing in division 5 of county U12 county cluster blitz. The girls had a great win against Oranmore Maree last Sunday. They have now qualified for the shield  semi final.


U12 played Oranmore Maree this evening Wednesday away in county cluster competition. Result to follow.


With Féile 2018, June 8th to 10th  only two  weeks away , the U14s continue to train and play matches in preparation. Next challenge is against Carnmore away this Thursday. There will be two fund raising events this weekend ahead of Féile. Firstly on Saturday there is a bucket collection in the city centre and on Sunday the car park at Scoil Einde for Galway v Kilkenny hurling match will be manned by camogie parents with entrance collected going towards  Féile.


U16s continue to train in preparation for knockout stages of championship. Challenge match this Friday away against Turloughmore. After losing out to Ballinderren in league semi final, the girls regroup and look forward to championship to be played later in summer.


Juniors unfortunately lost their Junior A league semi-final last Thursday evening against Ballinderreen. The panel can take a lot of positives from their first campaign at this new grade and look forward to a strong championship run starting in June.

Ladies Football

SKu16 Girls Football Update 17th May to 22nd May 2018. 

Great week for the SK U16 Girls. Crowned Div2 League Champions on Sunday afternoon after overcoming a tough and capable Moycullen team on a final score line of 3-15[24] to 3-10[19]. The Game was played in Oughterard and 25 girls travelled and togged out. This was a titanic tussle with the game tied on the 60th minute. SK finished the stronger from there on and scored 5 Quality points on the trot and finished in total control. Great credit must go these girls as when the chips were down, they together faced up to Moycullen and went on to win the Title which ultimately will probably take the Girls & SK up into Division 1. 

Salthill / Knocknacarra U16 Girls Div. 2 League Champions 2018 

Great credit goes as well to the coaching staff who left no Stone unturned in this Quest to win the League and made important changes over the course of the 67-70mins. They also built a never say die attitude within the team structure and mentality. 

Next up is a short break before resuming light training and play some supporting roles with Junior ladies team and then the Panel will prepare for Championship come late June/early July.  

Many thanks to the Umpires, Richard Connaughton and Donal Conlon who officiated in Wet Conditions and to the Mothers who have washed the Fantastic set of new Jersies. We thank the many parents who made the trip to Oughterard and showed their support. 


u12 – Under 12 girls are getting better by the week. Our 2007 youngsters drew 3-4 each with a strong  St Michaels side last week. This week they were pipped by 1 point by Glenamaddy in a fantastic match. Our 2006 girls won a touch match away to Headford 7-9 to 2-5 which hopefully  will get us into a league final..a brilliant display. Over 45 girls now training and coaches delighted with our progress. Our  kickathon/skipathon will be held shortly  for our surprise trip last weekend in June. Remember, training Cappagh, Sunday 10-11 am.

u10 – Our u10 girls had a busy weekend.  On Saturday we had three teams complete in the Spiddal Blitz. Then on Sunday we had 44 girls go on the trip to Croke park along with the coaches and a few parents. The girls really enjoyed the Croke Park tour and the competitive matches against St. Brigid's GAA. Big thank you to all the coaches and parents who travelled and helped out on the day. The coaches and girls are looking forward to more blitz's over the coming week. 


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.

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Is mise le meas,

Diarmaid Ó hAodha