SKGAA Newsletter 6/6/18

November 8, 2018

A chairde,

We are all looking forward to the regional Féile this weekend where our U14 hurling and camogie teams will be competing. The club is hosting 2 visiting clubs Blackrock Effin of Limerick and CRC Gaels of Offally. Again a huge thank you to the hurling and camogie committees, the U14 coaches and parents, and all those involved in organising this fantastic event. It promises to be a great weekend. Those of you who would like to see some of the action, both skgaa teams are in action in the Prairie on Saturday morning from 10am. Details on all below….



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On the Field

Adult Football


Well done to the senior footballers who had a good win over Oranmore/Marree last Monday in the John Dunne Cup. The lads are back in league action this weekend with a home fixture vs Mountbellew/Moylough scheduled for the Prairie on Friday evening but may change. Keep an eye on social media. Well done to Ruairi, Sean, Evan and the Galway team for a comprehensive win over Sligo at the weekend.


Best of luck to Robert Finnerty and Eoin McFadden who are both in the Galway squad who will begin the Connacht Championship this weekend. 


The juniors are fixed to play Claregalway away on Sunday at 12pm but again this game is TBC

Junior A

Junior As are down to play Barna in the Prairie next Tuesday the 12th at 8pm in the league. 

Juvenile Football

U9's played Barna on Sunday,lads bring the skills picked up at training into games which is great to see.We had the final night of 'street league' games last night in the Prairie which the lads really got a kick out of over the four weeks.We travel to Dublin on Sat. to play Ballinteer St.Johns in the morning  & visit Croke park in the afternoon.

On Tuesday in the Prairie the finals of the U9/10s Street Leagues took place. Nearly a hundred kids played super football in very warm conditions. The standard of the football was excellent highlighted with some brilliant scores and individual performances all over the field. Each team played their final two games across four pitches.

On Pitch 3 and 4, Ballymoneen Braves, Blackrock Bombers, Cappagh Giants and Taylors Tigers all played exciting games to decide places 5-8. 

In the semi finals for the cup, only the bare minimum score separated each team. Scoil Einde played Cappagh Giants ended up in the 3rd/4th place game with county referee James Molloy in the middle. Scoil Einde came out on top after an excellent contest. In the final, Salthill Sharks played Devon Devils  and after an exciting game, Salthill Sharks came out on top and took the cup home for 2018. Thanks to John O'Reilly who presented the Stan O'Reilly cup to the winners.

Well done to all the kids involved, it was great to see the high standard of football played over the last four weeks. Thanks for all the coaches and parents who helped out and encouraged the kids during the games. A word of thanks to Noel Tyrell for refereeing and getting some of the SKGAA u15's to help out.


U11s New Summer Academy with Liam Sammon/Alan Mulholland fur U11/U12s started last Sat morning in Priarie with 42 down training 

U12 B No games last week due to bank holiday. U12C beaten last night by Oranmore 3-5 to 1-5 some soft goals conceded and some missed chances this was teams first defeat so they have 2 games next week v Claregalway & Craughwell 

U12A – narrow defeat to Barna last Sunday. Good football played and chances to win, but didn’t take them. 

Spirited performance versus Moycullen loosing 4-12 to 0-9 on Tuesday night. Definite improvement versus last time we played them but got punished for our handling mistakes. Taking the positives out of it – lads played some better football, had more scoring chances and hit the post twice.

Next game v Claregalway away on Sunday 

No games for u13/14/15/16 this week due to bank holiday / exams

We'll done Galway Seniors on good win all eyes turn to Roscommon Sun June 17th for Connaught final big support needed for lads tickets on sale now online or in Centra Salthill or SuperValu Barna.

Adult Hurling

Junior A Hurling

Junior A:

SK Junior A Hurlers were defeated by the narrowest of margins in their 2nd Group Championship match vs Skehana Mountbellew in Carnmore on Sunday Hurling. SK battled hard throughout and showed a massive improvement from the previous match. 

The lads were wearing their new jerseys sponsored by Gerry Gannon of Gannon's Introsport, Clifden. Gannon's have agreed to become SKGAA's adult hurling sponsor and official equipment supplies to the whole club for the next 2 years so míle buíochas Gerry. 

Next up in Athenry is round 3 in Carnmore at 12pm on Sunday.

Junior C1:

SK were defeated by Skehana Mountbellew in their first Junior C Championship match last Friday. This was the first time SK enetered a second team and it was great to see some legends of the past come back from retirement this year. The lads are due to play Tynagh/Abbey/Duniry this Sunday evening in Tynagh. 

Juvenile Hurling

 U6 Hurling 

U6 Training 5:45 Friday in Cappagh as usual.

U8 Hurling 

U8s had a blitz v Rahoon/Newcastle last Wednesday, and are now looking forward to hosting Oranmore on Sunday morning (10th).

Training 5:45 Friday in Cappagh as usual.

U12 Hurling 

U12s next match will be away to Gort in Sat June 16th. Training as normal in Cappagh on Fridays and Mondays.

U14 Hurling 

Féile Na nGael is finally here. We welcome CRC Gaels Carrig Riverstown and Crinkill GAA from Offaly. 

On Friday we travel to St.Thomas and play 2 games.  

Game 1 : 5:45pm V St. Galls  Antrim.

Game 2 : 7:15pm V St.Thomas 

On Saturday morning we play CRC Gaels at 10:45am in the Prairie.  The Camogie team are on at 10am . So please be their early to support the Girls. 

We have to wait on results to see where we travel on the Saturday afternoon. 

On Saturday evening we are hosting our teams CRC Gaels GAA and Blackrock Effin Camogie in the Clybaun Hotel at 6:45pm . The teams will eat 1st . And from 7:30pm their is a menu  

for adults and children.  Please come along and join in the fun . 

Thanks once again to our Féile Hurling sponsor Sherry FitzGerald. 


U10s who recently played Castlegar and Cois Fharraige in county cluster blitz have last game against Oranmore Maree next Monday evening.

U12s put in a great performance but  lost shield semi final narrowly  in a very entertaining match away to Athenry last Monday evening. Next for these girls is Caman to Connacht blitz in Pearse Stadium  at the end of June.

U14s. The wait is over and Féile has arrived. Girls have two matches against Conahy Shamrocks (Kilkenny) and Oranmore Maree in Oranmore Marees pitch on Friday evening, first one at 5.45. Then on Saturday morning we play Blackrock Effin (Limerick) whose players are being hosted by parents in the club. After that and depending on results hopefully we will be on the road until Sunday afternoon. Keep up to date on social media and wish the girls luck also .Please come along and support and it would  be great to have as much home support as possible for Saturday morning.  

U16s train Thursday 7pm in Cappagh.

Ladies Football

u14 -u14 – U14 Girls Div 4 Team played Corofin in a very hot Belclare on Sunday evening in the league quarterfinals. In a really good, high scoring contest our girls lost out by a couple of goals. But this team is developing well and there is good competition for places. And as always they can't be faulted for effort. Playing more matches will bring them on a lot.

Div 1 team also played Corofin in league quarterfinals on Tuesday evening in Cappagh. The girls are developing well as a team, working hard for each other and being rewarded for their efforts. They ran out fairly comfortable winners. Semi-final next up.

u10 – Plenty of matches for the u10 the last few weeks. We had 3 teams complete in St Michaels blitz last Saturday. Training continues tonight 7-8pm in Mc Graths Pitch. Next Wednesday 13th June until Wednesday 27th June, we will have our u10 Street League. Girls showing great improvement and commitment in training.

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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Is mise le meas,

Diarmaid Ó hAodha