SKGAA Newsletter 27/9/17

November 8, 2018


A chairde,
It was hugely succesful week for juvenile football, with the both the U14s and the U16s qualifying for their resepective county finals. The U14s overcame Ballinasloe on Sunday to set up a clash with Oranmore Maree on the 8th of October, Venue TBC. The U16s overcame Maigh Cuilinn in a thrilling and tense affair in the Prairie last night. The minors will hope to emulate this success when they take on Barna in the West board Final on Saturday. The junior camogie team have qualified for the county final also and that takes place this Sunday at 5pm in Tourloughmore. The girls will be looking to overcome Liam Mellows who they lost to in the League Final earlier in the year. The U12 girls will finally put an end to the long running saga and play Monivea this evening in their A championship semi final. 
Much and more info below…….
The innagural Jack Fitzpatrick (Pictured above with his parents) Memorial Cup, organised by SKGAA will take place this Sunday in the Prairie and Pearse Stadium. Jack passed away last year around Christmas time. He and his family were always huge supporters of the club and the club are honored to host this tournament in his memory. There will be lots of teams, lots of football, BBQ food, teas, coffees and the whole lot between 10am and 2pm on Sunday so be sure to get down and have a look. A huge congrats to U10 managers Brian Muldoon and Declan Monaghan for putting this whole tournament together. A huge amount of work has been put into the organisation of it all. We hope it will be a great day and the tournament will continue for many years. 
Battle on the Bay 
SKGAA are delighted to announce 'Battle on the Bay' our club fundraising lip sync competition which will see 8 teams go head to head on the 25th of November in the Salthill Hotel. More details coming soon…………


Commiserations to the Senior Footballers beaten by Tuam Stars in the league by 4 points last Saturday. The lads will go up against Corofin in the Prairie this Sunday in the next round of the league at 2pm.

West Board Final. SKGAA v Barna this Saturday at 4.45pm. Please come along and support the lads.

A great week for Juv football with our U14 and U16s teams both into county finals details yet to be confirmed.
U6&7 continue training 6s wed in st Mary's front pitch 6-7
U7 mcgraths tues 6-7 
New players always welcome 
U-8's took part in blitz (Claregalway,Oranmore,St.James,Annaghdown & Barna) held by Claregalway last Sat.All clubs had two teams.Both our teams stood up well in each of their five games and enjoyed the mornings football,the treats & meeting the three Galway senior footballs giving out the medals afterwards.Blitz this Sun. 10.30am v. Moycullen.
U9's played Míchaél Breathneachs on Sunday. Both teams played great football and the level of skill from the kids was great to see. Training continues on Tuesday's at 6pm and Sunday mornings 10.15am at Cappagh.
U10s busy preparing for Inaugural Jack Fitzpatrick cup next Sunday 1st oct in pearse stadium and Priarie from 1030 to 1 6 clubs from Dublin mayo and Galway. This tournament will take place every year for our U10s hug thanks to Declan Monaghan & Brian Muldoon for organising pls get down to club to see the Action next Sunday.
We entered three teams into the U12 leagues this year in order to get more playing time for all our squad members. Although we had a couple of tough games, we were very competitive in all games and overall the experience of playing more games will help develop skills and identify where we need to improve. All squad members have got a lot of competitive play this year.
U12A team will play in league shield final and await winners of Oranmore and Killannin who have yet to play off. Date and venue undecided.
U14s into county final vs Oranmore after 1-8 to 5pts win over Ballinasloe in semi final on Friday evening. Final scheduled for Sunday 8th October v Oranmore. 
Under 16's into county final with a 2-11 to 1-12 really hard fought win.  Great character shown by the team after conceding a harsh penalty with 12 minutes to go that left the teams kevel. Team battled right to the end to grind out a two point win.

The U14 Footballers who have qualified for the Championship A Final vs Oranmore Maree to take place on the 8th of October TBC. 


Last Thursday Trevor Corcoran of the Galway Senior Camogie set up visited Cappagh Park and took  U11 and U14 training for the evening. The girls gained a lot from his input  and will put his guidance to use in their upcoming county and city  league fixtures.
U9s are playing blitz in Rahoon Newcastle on Sunday as part of City League while U11s are waiting on details of county league semi final due to be played shortly.
U13s lost to Clarinbridge last Thursday in semi final of county league. The girls were understandably  disappointed with bowing out but can look back on some strong performances and great results over the last few months. Next up is city league which will be run as a series of blitzes.
U15s had a good win against Carnmore in City league last Sunday . Next game in the competition  this weekend TBC.
Junior B s are playing Liam Mellowes this Sunday in championship final. Keep eye on Facebook for details as they are not to hand yet. Please come out and support.
Minors and u16s continue to train for championship semi final and final respectively.



U6 Hurling 
U6 Training for boys and girls @2pm on Saturday in the Aras.  Welcome to all the new parents and children!  
U8 Hurling 
Thanks to all the boys and parents for a super showing against Athenry last Sunday morning in Cappagh Park.  Training as usual at 6pm Friday in McGraths Field.
U10 Hurling 
U9/10 Hurling: Wed matches continuing tomorrow evening in Cappagh Park, 6.30-7.30pm. 
Training Fri evening (29th), Cappagh Park 6.00-7.15pm. We will have an in-house match including a few of the 2006 boys so hoping for a good turnout from 2007 group.    
U12 Hurling 
U12 training as usual Fridays, Cappagh Park, 4,.45-6.00pm
U13 Hurling. 
The U13's travelled to Ballinderry in North Tipperary last Sunday to play a blitz in the Shannon Rovers GAA Club.  We played Birr and Shinrone from Offaly and the host club Shannon Rovers.  
A special thanks must go to Brian Keenan, Pat Palmer, Des Tolan and Michael Howe for carrying the boys from Sean , Matthew and Conor. 
U15 Hurling 
The U15's played Tuam on Monday evening in the Prairie and had a very good win.  We play Padraig Pearses on Saturday morning in the Prairie at a 11am.  
Schools Hurling 
School Coaching started last week Tuesdays 3/4/5/6th Scoil Iognáid @ 2.30 in St. Marys. 
Wednesday school's camogie /hurling started with two first classes from Scoil Ide in the Arus in the morning followed by second class Scoil Einne after lunch. Coaching by TY students from Colaiste na Coiribe, who play u16 camogie / hurling with the club. Thanks to parents Fionnuala O'Leary and Des Joyce, without whose support this coaching would not happen.
Wednesday – 1st & Sr Infants Classes Scoil Iognáid with Assistance from CNC TY – Skgaa & Galway Dual star Cathal Sweeney .
Thurs – Diarmuid Hennessy 1st Class Scoil Iognáid 
Friday – Scoil Fhursa 4th & 5th Classes from 9.30-11.30


Ladies Football

U14 – U14s in a rest mode until final training session of 2017 on Sat 30th September. Pausing until 30/9 allowed Girls support Mayo ( or Dublin ). Its also complies with  GLGFA Directive that no Team plays or Trains Sat/Sun 23rd and  24th Sept. Thanks for everyones support. Many Thanks to u14s Parents who bought €50 worth of tickets in Co. GLGFA Draw. Mike Corcoran.
u12- U12 Girls continue to train hard + keep their focus. B team's Div 4 Championship final scheduled for this Sunday vs Menlough.The  A team is playing championship semi-final replay (following SKGAA's successful appeal…) vs Monivea this  Wednesday, in Monivea yet again. Everyone is hoping it can be decided on the pitch this time and set up a double header this weekend for a really dedicated bunch of  SK U12's. 
u8/10 – Sk girls were fantastic at Un 8/10 football blitz in Moycullen on Sat 16. Tks to all who helped.  Co Blitz Un 10 Oct 7th


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Is mise le meas,
Diarmaid Ó hAodha


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