SKGAA Newsletter 30/05/18

November 8, 2018

A chairde,

Notice: The club has recently erected a small sign at the front of the Árus reminding people that no ball playing should take place in the carpark at the front of the Árus. This comes after damage was done to the sign at the front of the building on 2 seperate occasions. It was caused by players hitting sliotars off the wall while they were assembling at the Árus to travel to a match. We are asking all coaches and parents to remind their players not to play with sliotars and footballs at the front of the building and that if players do arrive before the coaches when assembling for a match that they use the wallball area behind the Árus. There is a significant cost in getting these letters fixed and replaced and we want to avoid doing this again if possible. 

We are gearing up for féile the weekend after next. A lot of work has gone on in the background for the past 6-9 months among both hurling and camogie committees so we thank them for all their hard work. They are on the last lap now. We will have details for all matches and activities in next week's newsletter. 

Things have quitened down a small bit with exams on the horizon and many leagues finishing up but still much to report on below. 

All the information below….

The club would like to extend their sympathies to Mick Culhane and his family follwoing the death of Mick's father Patrick G. Culhane who will be laid to rest this week. 

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On the Field

Adult Football


The seniors travel to Oranmore to play Oranmore Marree at 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday in the john Dunne Cup. Best of luck to Sean, Evan and Ruairi in the Connacht Championship for Galway vs Sligo this Sunday in Pearce Stadium. 


Congrats to the Juniors on another great win over Leitir Mór in Cappagh Park on Sunday Morning. Up next is Claregalway in 2 weeks time. 

Juvenile Football

U6s- U8s training every Tuesday Enda's & McGraths great numbers with the sunshine no doubt helping  

 U 9s/u10s  – some fine football being played in the 'Street league' games over the last three weeks.Well done to all.Final week next Tue. in the Prairie all support welcome 

U9 blitz v. Barna on Sunday in McGrath's Field 10-12pm.

U12B (U11s) beat Barna Sunday 2-9 to 1-7 and lost narrowly last night 2-6 to 2-3 to Moycullen (despite missing 6 players due to school outing). 

U12C (U11s also) had 2 great wins and top the group with 3/3 they beat Padraig Pearse's 3-10 to 2-9 and had a superb win over Corofin last night in cappagh 0-9 to 0-7

Next week both teams play Claregalway away and Oranmore & Clarinbridge home 

U13s played last U14A league game tonight, losing 2-05 to 3-08 against Claregalway. This is our first defeat in this league and we will now play Claregalway in the final (date TBD).

The U14a footballers put in another strong performance away to Annaghdown in the Championship, starting well and keeping the tempo up throughout, eventually winning on a score line of 9-9 to 3-5.

Next game v Claregalway at home June 15th 

U15 squad are on a break from matches for the next few weeks. We have two wins from two and the next game is on 26th June at home to Claregalway.

U16A are on  a break until after the Exams. Next match away to Oranmore on 10th July and home to Michael Breathnachs on July 17th.

Best luck to Ruairi Army and Evan for Galway v Sligo in Connaught semi next Sunday all juveniles under 16 

5 euro entry so come out and support the Tribesmen tickets available in Centra\supervalu or on the day 

Adult Hurling

Junior A Hurling

SK Junior A were beaten by a strong Craughwell side in their first Championship Match of the year on Friday Evening.

Craughwell are one of the strongest sides in the group and fielded many players who may feature at Senior level later in the Championship. 

Next up for the Junior A team is Championship Group Round 2 vs Skehana/Mountbellew/Moylough at 12pm on Sunday at Carnmore pitch. Please head out and support the lads.

Junior C:

The Junior C team who were fixed to Play Skehana/Mountbellew last Friday was postponed. 

The match will now take place this Friday evening at the Prairie at 7.30pm. Please support. 

Juvenile Hurling

 U6 Hurling 

U6 Training Friday at 5:45 in Cappagh.

U8 Hurling 

U8 Our second GoGames blitz of the season took place in Cappagh last Wednesday, where we hosted Carnmore.  Over 100 players in 14 different teams took part on a beautiful evening. Next up, Rahoon/Newcastle, this Wednesday.

Training as usual Friday 5:45pm in Cappagh.

U10 Hurling 

U10s training Fri 6pm in Cappagh and Mon 6pm in McGraths Field

U12 Hurling 

U12s played a strong Rahoon side in the Prairie last Saturday morning. Our boys battled bravely throughout and enjoyed the banter with school friends and teammates from Rahoon. Next up is Gort on June 16th. 

Training continues Fridays and Mondays in Cappagh Park.

U13 Hurling 

Our U13 hurlers had their first run out on Monday against Barna Furbo.  

U14 Hurling 

As part of our Féile preparation we will be training in the Prairie along with the U14 Camogie team and will have team photos taken.  All members of the panel are to attend.  


U11s are playing the Division 5 quarter final against Moycullen this evening.

U12s also have quater final of county cluster blitz this evening , Wednesday away to Craughwell .

U14s continue to prepare for Féile and played a useful challenge against Carnmore away last Thursday.Throw in for Féile is  next Friday 8th June when  Camogie girls start the tournament in Oranmore Maree that evening with matches against the home team and Conahy Shamrocks from Kilkenny. Next morning the girls play Blackrock Effin from Limerick who are being hosted by Salthill Knocknacarra. On Tuesday evening the girls took delivery of new gear for Féile and posed for a shot in their new training tops sponsored by Galway Bay Hotel. 


U16s put in an impressive performance last Friday in a challenge against Turloughmore. Training continues Thursday and Saturday as usual in Cappagh.

Juniors will play a challenge against Shamrocks or Loughrea this Thursday in preparation for their championship that will start shortly

Ladies Football

u14 – U14 Girls Div 1 team played Oranmore in the league on Wed evening in Cappagh. All 20 players contributed to a strong performance and a good win 5-11 to 0-4. Quarterfinals for both teams, Div 1 + Div 4 scheduled for Bank Holiday Monday. 

u10 – Girls training this evening at 7pm in Mc Graths pitch.  This Saturday we have a blitz in westside  (St Michaels) from 10am – 12noon. 

u6/u8 – Training 6-7 in McGraths field all welcome having great numbers attending 

Coaching Corner

Date for your diary: The August Hurling/Camogie Academy will run from Tues 21 August to Friday 24 August, 10am-2pm, for boys and girls born 2006 to 2011. Full details on how to register will be available next week. 

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.

Keep up to date with news on and .

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