SKGAA Newsletter 6/9/17

November 8, 2018


A chairde,
It was a fantastic weekend for all associated with Galway GAA to see the Galway seniors and minors winning All Ireland Hurling titles with the seniors bridging a long 29 year gap. I hope you have all been enjoying the celebration over the past number of days. There was an SKGAA presence in both teams with PJ Kelly involved in the training of the minors and Orla Armstrong working as a physio with the seniors. A huge congrats to both.
Here at SKGAA it was a week of mixed fortunes. There were big wins for the U16 camogie team, the minor footballers and the U15 hurlers, but disappointing loses for the senior footballers and the the Junior ladies footballers. 
Best of luck again to our 6 representatives on the Galway City West football team who will compete in the final of the Ted Webb tournament vs Roscommon this Friday at 7.45pm in Bekan, Ballyhaunis. 
Much and more info below…….




Eoghan Tinney, Tommy Kilduff, Cathal Sweeney, Aidan Halloran, Roanan mCGuiness and Donal O'Shea after helping the Galway City West team to a last gasp winner over Galway North in the Ted Webb semi final on Saturday.


Club Referees
Congratulations to our club referees. Wwe have two heading to Croke Park.  Conor Quinlan will make his 1st appearance as an official when he does line in the All-Ireland Premier Jr Camogie final between Westmeath and Dublin this Sunday . On Sunday week we have the All-Ireland Football Weekend,  James Molloy will be running the line in the Minor Final between Derry and Kerry . Best of luck from all in SKGAA.
Niall Foley Memorial Presentation
The Niall Foley Memorial Cup Presentation will take place this evening, Wednesday in the Prairie at 7:30pm. Niall passed away 11 years ago at the young age of 14. Niall played Hurling for Salthill Knocknacarra and was a great Galway supporter.  He will be smiling down this week with the All-Ireland victory.   We welcome his parents Tom and Teresa Foley to present two awards to our under 14 hurlers.   All welcome.
Bop on the Bay 2
We have almost filled positions for dancers. There is a couple of slots left so anyone who would still like to do it or even just try it out, please let us know in the next week. Coaches, parents, parents and even friends who are not associated with the club are welcome to get involved so please don't be shy and get in touch with us here in the Árus by emailing or by phoning the office on 091527333. 


Club Lotto
Numbers drawn 10,17,23,27
No winner this week
Last week's results. (Omitted in error)
Numbers drawn 11,13,25,28
Congratulations to joint Match 3 winners, Michael & Olive Donnellan and Michael & Colette Noone, who receive Euro 75 each.
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. 
Commiserations to the senior footballers who were beaten by Corofin in the championship on Saturday. The teams were well matched in the first half but a soft goal given away by SKGAA meant they went into the break 3 points adrift. A blistering start by Corofin saw them race into an 8 point lead in the second half. But a spirited SK never gave up and with the help of some good substitutions got within 2 points of Corofin with only minutes to go. Unfortunately it wasn't to be on the day. The lads can hold their heads high after the game and will feel if they could have had a game or two extra before meeting Corofin after the long summer break they might have fared better. Final Score SKGAA 2-12, Corofin 1-18. The seniors are not finished yet and will need at least one more victory to guarentee Division 1 status in the league next year. 
The minor footballer have qualified for the West Board Final after their third and final group game resulted in a third win, beating Moycullen 2-16 to 1-08 in Cappagh last night. They now await the winners of Barna and Oughterard in the final.  
The juniors will play their crucial West Board semi-final this Sunday at 4.30pm in Rosmuc vs Renvyle. They are the only team to get the better of the juniors this year and our lads will have to beat them twice now to qualify for the West Board Final and to win the league. 


U6s 7s and U8s all back training this week new players and parents to help all welcome same times as before summer break U6s wed Mary's u7s tues St Mary's school and u 8s Tuesdays mcgraths all times 6-7
U9's and u 10s  training continues every Tuesday at 6 in Cappagh.  Training begins this Sunday morning for U9s and 10s. Details will be sent out by text later this week.
The U13a footballers went down fighting in the League play-off v Oranmore-Maree last Friday. It was a tight game and the lads showed great determination hitting the woodwork on a number of occasions. We lost by two points in the end and now play St. James's in the Shield Final.
They also head to Tralee this weekend to play in the Austin Stacks tournament best of luck to all players and mentors and parents 
Under 16s play Caherlistrane in the county quarter finals next week in the Praire. Date and time TBC.
Well done to all SK players on Ted Webb team 
Huge congrats also to PJ Kelly on his 2nd all ireland as minor winning team those animal movements must do something PJ ! 


 U9         v              Shamrocks            Sunday 11.30am                 Prairie                    Summer League
U11        v              Ballinderren          Saturday 1pm                       Away                      Summer League
 U9s play Shamrocks in summer league at Prairie on Sunday at 11.30.
On Saturday  last  the U11 girls hosted Killimor in the County Summer league .
In a very competitive game that was a rematch of last years U10 shield final the SKGAA girls won on a scoreline of SKGAA 3-0 ,  Killimor 0-1 . This is the teams  fourth consecutive win in the competition. Next up is the last group match away to Ballinderreen  on Saturday  at 1pm.
A  win here will guarantee a place in the semi-final .Thanks to all who came out Saturday  and cheered the girls on . Your support is much appreciated .
U13s winning run in summer league came to an end with a 3 point defeat to Carnmore last Thursday in Cappagh. In what was a very tight and exciting game , the girls were right in it up until the end.
U14s resume training Thursday 7pm in Cappagh. Good luck to Rebecca Patten and Sorcha McGinley who are part of Galway U14 panel that will be taking part in All Ireland Blitz in Dublin this Saturday.
U16s had a comprehensive win against Mullagh in County Semi final at the Prairie last Friday .They continue to train in preparation for the final, date and venue tbc.
Minors travelled to Skehana on Monday evening to play their league match but Skehana were unable to field a team so SKGAA were awarded  the points.
Juniors continue to train in preparation for their county semi final.
Congrats to Veronica Ryan , camogie director ,whose nephew Johnny Coen was a vital part of the All Ireland Hurling winning team.   If anyone finds Veronica please return her to Aras!!!
Adult Hurling
No fixture as of yet made for Under 21 Championship.
Training resumes tonight, Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Prairie. 
Junior Hurlers may be still in the Junior 1 Championship, depending on other results. However, Junior Hurlers are welcome as always to join the Under 21 training sessions.
Don't forget the Niall Foley presentation will take place in the Prairie at 7.15. Please attend if you're around. 
Juvenile Hurling
U6 Hurling 
U6's back this Saturday at 2pm on the Prairie.  
U8 Hurling 
Under 8s have blitz v Rahoon Newcastle on Friday 6.30 in Cappagh Park.
U10 Hurling 
SKGAA U9/10Matches in McGraths Field continues tomorrow evening 6.30-7.30pm. 
Training as normal on Fri evening in Cappagh 6.00-7.15pm. 
We will have a match vs Barna on Sunday morning, 10.30am in Furbo. 
U12 Hurling 
Hard luck to all the team last Thursday evening in the Prairie.  The team lost to Annaghdown by a point in their County semi final.  
U15 Hurling 
U15 hurling campaign started on Friday (1 Sept) with an away fixture to Annghdown. Salthill got off to a slow start and went 2 points down. Ten minutes in Jack Ryan earned a penelty that Diarmuid Monroe put in the net and that lifted the team and they got to half time 2 points in the lead. Adam Kennedy had not played with the 2002/03 squad before and came on at half time. A few minutes in he made a critical short pass that led to a goal. Two more goals followed from Barry Murphy and Daniel Joyce, which opened a gap Annaghdown could not close. Now that the team had found their rhythm, there were plenty of points from distance from Evan Nolan and Diarmuid Munroe, with Fergus Haney and Shane O'Neil also contributing points to the score board. The final score was 4-14 to 3-6.


Ladies Football
Junior – Hard luck to the Junior Ladies who unfortunately came out the wrong side of a well contested championship semi final against St.Furseys last night in the Prairie. Both sides exchanged some great scores throughout, with Skgaa falling 2 points short at the final whistle. Skgaa fought to the very end and perhaps with another few minutes may have pushed on to win it. A disappointing final result for the ladies in the end but a performance to be proud of with a super effort put in my the whole panel. Thanks to all the supporters that came out! 

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Is mise le meas,
Diarmaid Ó hAodha


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