SKGAA Newsletter 29/3/18

November 8, 2018

A chairde,

Happy Easter to all our members. The Árus is a hive of activity this week with Easter Camps galore. Well done to Juvenile Football Director Noel Tyrrell and his gang who are delivering a fantastic camp to over 70 SKGAA footballers this week. Next week will be hurling and camogie. Well done to the 65 coaches who took part in our coaching forum on Saturday which was a huge success. There were a few good wins to report on last week and a few disappointing loses.

More details below…..

Easter Camps

There are 3 camps members should be aware of over the Easter Holidays:

1. SKGAA Easter Hurling/Camogie Academy:

**Tues 3 Apr to Fri 6 Apr 2018**

10am to 2pm each day.

Not to be missed! Fun week, with top-class coaches, skill development and plenty of matches.

For club members: Boys and girls u9 to u14 (born 2004 to 2009)

Cost: €40 per child, €70 for family of 2, €20 euro for any additional child in family

Please register for your place on the Academy with your own hurling/camogie manager or by texting 087 2887442 (Edel Murphy) by Monday 26th March. Every player registered by Mon 26 March will receive a free Academy t-shirt at the end of the Academy.

Any queries, text Edel on 087 2887442.



3. Bricks For Kids Easter Camp

From 2pm – 5pm each day in the Árus over Easter. Contact James in the Office for more Information 091527333. 


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On the Field

Adult Football

Well done to Sean Armstrong and Evan Wynne who both played in Galway's win over Kildare at the weekend, with Evan making his first start for the Galway Seniors in the league. All roads lead to Croke Park this Sunday for the final with Dublin at 4pm. Best of luck to the lads and all the team and management. 

The seniors had a good win over Caherlistrane in a challenge last weekend and will play Moycullen this Monday at 12.30pm in the Prairie. 

The minors had mixed fortunes this week recording a heavy win over Leitir Mór at the weekend, and suffering a heavy loss to Barna last night. Up next is St. Michaaels next week. The team will be happy enough, given all 35 players in the squad who have been available have all received playing time in the first 3 games and there is still a good chance of qualifying for the league final. 

The Juniors begin their league campaign this Saturday with a trip out to Rosmuc to play Na Piarsaigh in Round 1. That game throws in at 6.45 TBC. 

Adult Hurling

Great win for SK Junior A Hurling who beat Menlo Emmets convincingly in their second round match of Junior 1 Championship on Sunday last in the Prairie. The Final Score was 3-29 to 1-11. 

Team on the day was as follows:

Stevie Cullinane; Kieran O'Connell; John Kelly; Aidan Hawkins; Dylan O'Halloran; Eoin Finn; Ciaran O'Dwyer; Brendan Moran; Keith Gleeson; Seannie Joyce; Sean Burke; Ross Gorey; Kevin O'Connell; Mike O'Donnell; Stephen Commins. 

Subs: Matthew Keane, Morgan Hanley, Bryan O'Sullivan, Rian McNeill, Robert Clifford, Tommy Roche, Mikey Collins. 


Juvenile Hurling

U6/U8 Hurling 

No hurling sessions this weekend.

U12 Hurling 

Well done to all the boys after a miserable evening in Inverin .Breathnachs had just 11 players so borrowed 2 boys from their U13s. Tonight was also our first time playing on grass since last October so plenty of positives to take from the game and work on in training. 

We will have no training this Friday 30th due to Easter, so next activity for this group will be the Easter Academy starting Tues 3rd. Thanks to all who have signed up already and you can still show up on the day. 

Finally, we will have a match away to Moycullen on Sun morning April 8th. 

U14 Hurling 

U14 Hurlers lost to Ballinderreen last Monday in the Championship.  Next up is an away fixture to Aghascragh Fohenagh on Good Friday at 7pm in Aghascragh. And on Bank holiday Monday evening play Mullagh Kiltormer away at 11am .

U16 Hurling 

U16 c'ship 6.45pm Thursday 29 v Liam Mellows away.

SKGAA Easter Hurling/Camogie Academy: **Tues 3 Apr to Fri 6 Apr 2018**

Not to be missed! Fun week, with top-class coaches, skill development and plenty of matches.

When: Tues 3 to Fri 6 April, 10am to 2pm each day.

Who: Club members: Boys and girls u9 to u14 (born *2004 to 2009)*

Cost: €40 per child, €70 for family of 2, €20 euro for any additional child in family

It is essential to book your place by *Monday 26th March.* Every player registered by Mon 26 March will receive a free Academy t-shirt at the end of the Academy.

Any queries, text Edel on 087 2887442.


Don’t forget it’s not too late to register for camogie and hurling academy that will take place from Tuesday 3rd April to Friday 6th. Contact your group coach or Edel @ 087 2887442. Fun week with top class coaches, skill development and plenty of matches.

U10 training continues this Thursday at 6pm at Arus. There will then be a break for two weeks over Easter.

U12s play first match of 2018 , a challenge away to Clarinbridge Saturday at 11am. Training continues this Thursday at 5pm at wallball.

U14s started their cahmpionship campaign with a narrow loss against Cappatagle last week. Up next is Castlegar. 

U16s train at wallball Thursdays 7.30 to 9.00.

Juvenile Football

Easter break for some teams all back April 8th onwards.

U8 training Tuesdays 6-7 Mcgraths 

U10/11 teams continue training now in Cappagh every Tuesday 6-715

U12 resume training on Sundays at 10 in st Mary's and Tuesday’s 7-8 in McGraths 

U13/14 continue to train Tuesdays In Marys.

U14 first league game saw the team come back to draw with reigning league champos away to St James -a great display by the team and subs as this is a top James team. U14 also travel to Dublin to play Kilmacud Croke’s before the Dublin Galway league final where team will travel into Croke Park after.

U15/16 continue to train on Tuesdays in aras.

Coaching seminar held by Kevin Johnson and Maurice Sheridan and Paul Monroe in Priarie last week was a great success 

Maurice could be called back into Mayo squad yet such was his point scoring . Copies of the handouts available from Noel Tyrell or Brian Muldoon 

 All eyes turn to Croke Park Sunday when all Ireland champs Dublin try to regain league title v Galway Best of luck to all SKGaa lads on panel 

Easter Camp has been a great success with over 70 kids down on a daily basis thanks to all the coaches. 

Ladies Football

SKGAA Ladies football are holding a table quiz in Sheridan's, on April 12th @ 8.30pm. Get the date out to everyone involved, parents etc. Spot prizes and sponsors welcome. All funds raised are for Ladies football.

u16 – The First Game of the U16 League Div 2 took place Sunday 25th in soggy Moycullen. SK Girls triumphed over a Strong Moycullen team on a score line of 7-6 to 3-6. Much of the foundation victory was laid in the first 10 Min's where the Girls took the game immediately to Moycullen and were 3 goal up after that 10mins. With the whole team performing as a unit, the girls went on to add more excellent scores up to half time. Moycullen did score some goals in the second half but one felt that the SK girls hadthe upper hand on this day. 19 girls Togged and this was a milestone day also as the Fantastic new jerseys were used for the first time. These jerseys will be used with U16's, U18's and if required for the Adult Ladies Junior football team. Many Thanks is extended to the Club Executive and Mike Tarpey, Director of Ladies Football for securing this fabulous new Set of 30 off Jerseys. Next up is the local Derby v Barna on 2/4/18 in Game 2 of the League. Training outdoors takes place Wed 28th in the Prairie. Thanks to the Mother who took the new Jerseys for wash no 1 last Sunday.

Coaching Corner

The first all-club Coaching Forum last Saturday 24 March was an outstanding success. Thanks to all the coaches who took part – 33 at the hurlling/camogie session and approximately the same at the football session. We are indebted to coach educators Maurice Sheridan, Paul Munroe, Kevin Johnson, Gerry Spleman and Eamon O'Shea – each brought their unique style and knowledge to the day. 

Day is best captured in some of the feedback receive here: 


Birthdays in the Árus

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