SKGAA Newsletter 28/6/17

November 8, 2018













A chairde,




Another hectic week to report on and look forward to this week. Best of luck to Emma Madden and Laura Kelly who will line out for the Galway U14 Girl's Football team this weekend in the All Ireland Final. The girls have done the club, their coaches, their families and team mates incredibly proud all year staring at full back and full forward respectively, so let's hope they can get the better of the Kingdom at the weekend. Evan Murphy and Eoin McFadden both start for the Galway minors in their Connacht championship semi final vs Roscommon tonight at 7.30 in Pearse Stadium so best of luck to the lads. We'll be down cheering ye on. There was more silverware this week picked up by the Junior Ladies Footballers. There were good wins for the Junior Camogie team and the U13 hurling team in championship. And the U14 boys footballers attended the National Regional Féile in Sligo. All details given below……………..







Office Space


There is an Office Space now available for rent at the Árus. Anyone interested should contact Árus Manager James Molloy on 091527333 or 0871635814. If you know anyone who might be interested, please pass on the info. Private Office Space in prime location with free parking, wifi and all mod cons available…..




Breithlá Shona St. Johns


Happiest of Birthdays to St. Johns National School, Knocknacarra who celebrated 10 years this week. 




SKGAA Golf Society


The next outing will take place on the 30th June in Galway.  Anyone interested should contact Ger Mulholland (0861283674) or Mike Flaherty (0861700913) for more details. 




Club Lotto


Numbers drawn 16,17,24,30


No winner this week


Play SKGAA Lotto here: 




You can now play SKGAA lotto in all the local bars in the area. Be sure and give it a plug to your friends and others when your out during the week. Míle buíochas. 








The senior footballers played an entertaining challenge match vs Oranmore-Marree in the Prairie on Sunday evening. They are in league action this weekend vs Mountbellew Moylough in Mountbellew at 11am on Sunday morning. Anyone travelling to the Galway hurling match might want to pop in and cheer on the lads.






The Juniors had a comprehensive win over Leitir Mór in the Championship away on Friday evening. Final score was 4-13 to 1-05. The lads are in league action this Friday evening vs Killanin at 8pm in the Prairie so please come along and support. 




Junior As


The lads got yet another walk over in Division 6 from Spiddal. They are now down to play Oughteard on Monday evening in the Prairie at 8pm. 






U7/8 played street leagues last Tuesday in mcgraths and again this Tuesday great work being done by Keith Duggan at u8 and Marty OConnell and Deccie Burke at u7




U9s play Barna today in Cappagh 




U10s played Barna last week in Cappagh 3 very close and high standard games with both sides very even although SK were missing a few 




U11s played in the Mullingar Shamrocks Tournament. 


Were in a tough pool and acquitted themselves fairly well in 2 of the 3 games, while playing well were unable to convert opportunities. Were well beaten in the other group game. 


Emerged from the tournament, winning the shield/plate, playing some very good football in the final. 


Happy enough with the days effort. 




U12 Summer league starts on July 02 with matches on Sunday morning in the Prairie at 


10 am (group 7) vs Eire Og and 


11am (group 4) vs Killanin.




U14's played in the Elite division of the Féile in Sligo on Saturday. Although the lads put in a decent effort we were well beaten in our 3 games. Some serious teams up at it. We were not good enough on the day Well done to Noel James and all the lads on great year so far best of luck in the championship.




U15B's are away to Annaghdown on Tuesday and home to Tuam on Thursday this week.




U15's league resumes on 27th june with an away match to Oranmore.




U16's league resumes on 7th July with an away match to Oranmore. 


Training for both panels continues on Tuesdays and Sundays. There is an U16 challenge scheduled for Friday 30th at home to St Gabriel's. Game and home venue T.B.C.




Well done to the Donal, Ronan, Cathal and Tom who played for Galway city west team v Cork and best luck in the Ted Webb tournament. 







The SKGAA Summer Football Camp will be taking place from Monday 7th to Friday 11th August.


VENUE: Arus Bothar na Trá.


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


AGES: U6 boys and girls upwards (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.












 U10s lost out in their County Quarter final to Skehana and now move into the shield.










U11s travelling with great numbers and support  played a very useful and competitive challenge against Moycullen away last Wednesday.










It was hard luck on U12s in Div 3 shield final last Friday in Craughwell when the girls lost out to Portumna. However they lost nothing in effort and left everything on the pitch and should be very proud of themselves. Next up for some of these girls is U13 summer league which commences this weekend.










After their recent Féile adventure, U14 training resumes tomorrow (Thursday) in Cappagh from 6.50 to 8pm. Second match in the U14 Summer League v Abbeyknockmoy in Cappagh on Monday evening with 8pm throw-in.










U16s had a great win over Portumna last Friday which qualifies them for the co. semi final in August. Training is in Cappagh on Thursday 7-8.15.










Juniors had an excellent, hard-fought win in front of a good crowd against Liam Mellows 2-8 to 1-6 in their first round Junior B championship in the Prairie last Sunday evening. Training continues in preparation for remaining group matches against Kilconieron and Sylane in July.










Online Registration now open for hurling and camogie Cúl Camp (ages 6 to 13 ) @  taking place Monday July 10 to Friday July 14 in Prairie. €60/€50/€40 for 1st/second/third child in family. And €35 per child if they have registered for football and do not want second set of gear.




















Adult Hurling





Trainingas normal this Wednesday for Adult  Hurlers this week. 





No Championship  match this weekend.





The lads played a useful challenge matchlast weekend vs Castlebar at 3pm in the Prairie on Saturday. Thanks to all those who made sandwiches and brought buns, sweets etc for the visitors.










Minor Championship vs Ballinasloe wwas postponed last week as was U17 Urban Development match last Monday. The lads are due to play Cois Faharraige in Furbo next Monday at 7.30pm. A huge thank you to John McGettigan, our Adult Hurling Director who initiated the co-ordination of this tournament to ensure playing time and development for some of our best hurlers at this age. A fantastic initiative: well done John.











Juvenile Hurling


U10 Hurling 


U9/10 Hurling Training as usual Friday evening 6-7.15pm in Cappagh. No match for boys this weekend, but remember to cheer on Galway vs Wexford in Leinster Final on Sunday! 


Also, don't forget to register for Cul Camp at Monday July 10 to Friday July 14. 




U12 Hurling 


U12 play castlegar this Saturday at 11 am. Great win last Saturday in the praire against St.Thomas'. A last minute goal gave us a 3 point win.




U13 Hurling 


The U13's played Cois Fharraige last Monday in Spiddal.  The boys from the west had a 4 points win . It was a terrible evening, rain never stopped and well done to the boys hard conditions and a lot of boys on holidays. 


We play Tommy Larkins in the Prairie on Monday evening at 6:45pm. 




U16 Hurling 


U16s semi final v Oranmore maree on Tuesday in kenny Pk Athenry at 7pm. 




Great fun in the Prairie Tuesday when our young Coaches were put to the test.  Conor Killian , Evie Hayes ,Sarah Keane and Róisín O'Shea had a group of Italian students all eager to learn how to play Hurling.  Thanks to Kieran Ryan and Edel Murphy for organise this session today. Matthew Keane had a session with some Students from Luxembourg  last Saturday . Well done to all.


Final session and presentation of certificates concludes the 2017 Coach the Young Coaches programme. Prairie 7.30pm Friday.


Online Registration now open for hurling Cul Camp. all aged 6 to 13 welcome Monday July 10 to Friday July 14. 60/50/40 euros for 1st/second/third child in family. And 35 euro per child if they have registered for football and do not want second set of gear.







Ladies Football






Best wishes to our two u14 County Players Emma Madden and Laura Kelly who take on Kerry in the All Ireland Final this Saturday the 1st of July at 1:30pm in McDonagh Park, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. The club is very proud of what both girls have achieved so far this year in both the maroon and white of galway and also the blue, navy and yellow of SKGAA. Well done girls!




Junior –  Well done to the Juniors who overcame Micheal Breathnachs in the Shield Final 24th June in Oughterad. Both sides met earlier in the league campaign, MB coming out on top on that occasion. A slow start by SKGAA may have suggested a similiar result with MB going 3 points up to no score inside the first 10 mins. However the SKGAA ladies eventually settled and took control of possession which resulted in some well taken scores. They went into half time 4 points up and never looked back from there. Great performance by all the players on the panel!  Final Score SKGAA 5-12   Micheal Breathnachs 2-08.







u6/u8/u10 – Last day of training today until the end of summer. We are delighted with our progress and looking forward to seeing all our girls back after a good break. Huge thanks to the great coaches who came on board this year. 












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Is mise le meas,





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