SKGAA Newsletter 29/8/18

November 8, 2018

A chairde,

Lots to look forward to and reflect on this week. The club even got a mention at the historic Papal Visit over the weekend when our former footballer Alan Kerins was introduced to the crowd at Croke Park on Saturday evening, where he gave a fantastic and memorable speech. 

All eyes on Croke Park this Sunday where our County minor footballers bid to end Kerry's dominance in the All Ireland Final. Best of luck to management and players especially our own skgaa men. Hopefully we'll be celebrating another All Ireland minor success. 

It was another great week for hurling in the club with the U13 hurlers picking up a county title last week in great style. Lots of matches this week with the Junior and U12 Ladies Footballers in action, as well as the U12 hurlers and the minor and Junior footballer all playing crucial games over the coming week. 

SKGAA Golf Society

Skgaa captains prize (Paul Hickey ) is scheduled for September 7th in Westport. Tee times from 14.20. Contact Mike Flaherty (0871700913) to book a slot.

SKGAA Clothes Bank

A reminder for those of you doing a clear out at this time of year, the club has its own clothes bank, located to the right just inside the gate at the Árus. Proving to be a great success, it's empty again so clear out yer wardrobes folks and drop the old clothes n shoes off here!!!!




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Ar an bPáirc

On the Field

Adult Football


Commiserations to the Seniors who were beaten by a strong Annaghdown team in Athenry on Saturday evening. The lads went toe to toe with Annaghdown for the entire first half and on the whole played well but just couldn't convert their scoring chances, only to concede an unlucky goal on the stroke at half time. It was catch up then for the second half, but after Annaghdown's strong start to the second half, it wasn't meant to be. Best for Skgaa were John Maher and Andrew Butler. It's not all dooom and gloom however. Following Barna's draw with Killannin on Saturday, Skgaa still have a great chance of qualifying if they can win their final two group games. 

Junior and Junior A

The Juniors play their second round championship game this Saturday at 5.30pm vs Claregalway in Claregalway. 


The minors will play their first championship group game vs Oughterard in Oughterard next Tuesday at 6.45pm. 

Juvenile Football

U-9’s  training continues on tue. evening & Sun. morning.Blitz games v. Claregalway & Craughwell Sun. 9th,details to follow.

U10 back training Cappagh Tuesday

Preparations started for the u10 Jack Fitzpatrick cup to be held in Priarie in September

U11 training Saturdays and Tuesday ahead of 2 u12 league finals in September. U11s played a challenge v Claregalway early last Sunday morning in rainy conditions. after a slow start the 2 SK teams played some good football in the 2nd games and it ended up level both teams winning 1 game and losing 1.

U 12 back training Tues and Saturdays ahead of their u13 shield final also . 

The U13 football team are busily preparing for the Austin Stacks Tournament in early September where we are in a group with An Gaeltacht and Austin Stacks from Kerry and Ennistymon from Clare.

The U14A Footballers continue training every Tues 6-7.15pm in advance of the county championship quarter final.

U16B's have an upcoming League Final vs Oranmore no date yet. 

U15's have an upcoming League Final vs Moycullen. Both will be played in the next few weeks.

Best wishes from all in juvenile football to Cathal Eoghan Aidan and Tomo and all galway minors in the all ireland final next Sunday v Kerry. It's great to see SK with the biggest representation on the panel and this is testament to the hard work of the players but also the huge dedication and commitment of their coaches and support of their families and club over all the years. Here's to another famous win in stopping Kerry's 5 in a row !! 

Ted Webb

Best of luck to Ruairi McDonnell, Diarmuid Munroe and Evan Nolan who will be playing for the U16 Galway City West football team in the Ted Webb Connacht Championship this week.

Adult Hurling


A combined Junior A & Junior C team will play an exhibition match vs Rahoon Newcastle at Tonabrucky pitch this evening ,  (Wednesday) at 7pm. 

Juvenile Hurling.


The Minor Hurlers have been training hard for some crunch Championship matches in weeks to come. 

Well done to players and management and lets hope it pays off.

Next up is vs Turloughmore. This match provisionally fixed for Thursday 6th Sept at 6.30pm in Athenry. 

(Subject to Change : Keep an eye on next weeks email and on Social Media)

Support Essential. 

Minor hurlers continue their training tonight, Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Prairie. 

Juvenile Hurling

County Final

U13 Hurling  U13 Hurlers win their County Final .

Congratulations to our U13's who won by a goal last Thursday evening in Duggan Park,  Ballinasloe . 



SKGAA 3:04 to 2:04 Killimor. 

Team Captained by Ciarán Garvey and James Palmer.  And well done to Man of the Match Evan Jennings.  All the boys put in a great performance in the final and all year and all the hard work by the team management paid off.  

U6/U8 Hurling 

U8s welcomed Castlegar to Cappagh on Saturday morning and we had a cracking series of very lively matches. This Sunday at 10:30, we will host Craughwell. Keep an eye out for texts.

Training resumes on Friday in Cappagh at 5:45pm.

U6 Training resumes on Friday in Cappagh at 5:45pm.

U10 Hurling 

Under 10 training continues. 6pm Friday in Cappagh and 6pm Monday in McGraths.

U12 Hurling 

The U12's are playing Barna Furbo in the County Shield Semi-Final, this evening  Wed 29th at 6:45pm in the Prairie. 

Please come along and support the team. 

U15 Hurling 

The U15's are away to Gort in the 1stround of the Championship tomorrow evening Thursday at 6:45pm in Gort. 

Best of luck.  

Galway U15 Hurlers 

Well done to Daniel O'Flaherty who lined out at centre forward for the Galway U15 A team last weekend.  Daniel by all accounts put in a fantastic performance before losing out to Tipperary by a point in the semi final.  And what a credit to the club to see him on the pitch again Monday evening to play a challenge with his own U15 team.    



U10s U10 training contnues every Thursdaysday 6pm in Cappagh.

U11s had great win in summer league against Castlegar last weekend. In a very tough match, the girls never gave up and their spirit paid off at the end. Next up is match against Liam Mellowes in Cappagh park this Saturday ,10am throw in.

U12/13s training this Thursday 6pm in Cappagh.

U14/15s training Thursday Cappagh 6.45.

Juniors played a challenge against Carnmore on Tuesday in preparation for upcoming championship matches. Best wishes to team captain Orla Callanan who is leaving this week for a spell in New Zealand.

Ladies Football

Junior – Junior – First round of championship takes places Thurs 30th in Prairie vs Kilkerrin/Clonberne. 

u14 – Busy week coming up for U14 Girls as their championship starts. Div 5 Team play Claregalway on Thursday in Cappagh. Div 4 Team play Milltown on Friday in Cappagh. Division 1 team play Caltra on Monday in the Prairie. It's all go!

Thanks to Alan Hassett for making the pitches available + to SKGAA U16 Girls for playing the challenge match on Wed. 

u12 – Un 12 '06 girls delighted with a tough but great victory over St Furseys in first round if Championship 6-4 to 4-7. Next up the girls lost a fantastic match v Killanin 3-1 to 2-6. However, looking forward to shield final soon.



u10 – Under 10s Girls back training on Wednesday 5th September in Mc Graths pitch, 7-8pm.

u6/u8 – U6 and u8s looking forward to returning to training on wednesday 5th september 6pm at mcgraths field


Coaching Corner

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