SKGAA Newsletter 6/9/18

November 8, 2018

A chairde,


Commiserations to our county minor footballers who lost out to Kerry in the All Ireland Final at the weekend. The lads put in a great display, particularly in the first half, but probably should have gone in to the break further ahead. We are immensly proud of our own players who all played well again at the weekend. Anyones pick for their top minor performer of the year would include Cathal, Eoghan and Aidan in their consideration without any doubt. The lads deserve huge credit as well for lining out in minor club championship, only 48 hours later in the minor footballer's good win over Oughterard (something we feel the lads should never have had to do.) 

It's crunch time for many of our teams in championship at the moment with all the information below. The senior footballers have a must win tie vs Barna this Sunday in Pearse Stadium, so we would ask all our members for their support in this game.

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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On the Field

Adult Football


Best of luck to the Senior Footballers in their must win championship game over Barna this Sunday at 14.15 in Pearse Stadium. Big support needed from the club. 


The Juniors also have a must win game over Renvyle this Sunday at 6pm in the Prairie, after they lost out to Claregalway last weekend. All support welcome. 


The minors kicked off their championship with a good win over Oughterard away on Tuesday evening. The lads were understandably rusty given this is their first competitive game in over 3 months and 3 of the players were playing for Galway 48 hours before in the All Ireland Final. Nevertheless the lads showed serious quality at different stages during the game and came out with a good 5-11 to 1-15 win. Best for SKGAA on the day were Donal O' Shea, Eoghan Tinney and Niall Hanahoe. Next up in Moycullen for a place in a West Board Semi Final. 

Juvenile Football

U8 started back last night with over 30 boys & blitzes coming up v Michael breathnachs & other teams tbc,


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

 U10s continues training Tuesday and Sunday morning. Great turnout and performance vs Tuam. The lads are clearly showing great promise every blitz they play. Preparations started for the u10 Jack Fitzpatrick cup to be held in Priarie in September with dublin team St Brigids one of few to travel down. 

 U11 training Saturdays and Tuesday ahead of 2 u12 league finals in September.

U11/12 played a challenge blitz  v Barna and Michael breathnachs  last Sat morning in priarie. There were some excellent displays scores and teamwork well done lads the extra saturday sessions definitely helping . thanks to Galway legend Liam Sammon for referring and giving advice to the SK teams.

U 12 back training Tues and Saturdays ahead of their u13 shield final also . The team are going to Dublin sept 16th for a tournament so looking forward to that . 

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.

We wish the team and parents coaches safe travel and best luck keep up the good tradition for SK GAA on and off the pitch. 

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. Might be played this Friday in Pearse Stadium. See social media for updates please.  

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

Hard luck from all in juvenile football to Cathal Eoghan Aidan and Tomo and all galway minors you had a great year and did everyone in the club very proud with all your efforts this year Onwards and upwards and no doubt we'll see few of the lads were Senior jersey soon. 

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 final tomorrow night. The team won all 4 of their games to now and will hope to retain the title tomorrow in Bekan. 

Adult Hurling


Our Minor A Hurlers have a crunch Championship Match vs Turloughmore this Sunday in Clarinbridge. Throw in 5.30pm.

These young men have worked tirelessly throughout the year representing the club in A grade for the first time in the Club's History so please support.

Training continues this evening, Wednesday at 7.15 at Cappagh Park. Juniors welcome.

Junior Hurling: 

Junior Hurlers are provisionally fixed to play their last group match of the Junior 1 Competition Saturday the 15th vs Moycullen. Keep an eye for updates. 

Juvenile Hurling

U6 Hurling 

U6 – Training on Friday at 5:45pm from this Friday in Cappagh.  If anyone is interested in joining, let us know at and we will be in touch.

U8 Hurling 

U8 – Craughwell visited for a blitz on Sunday morning and despite the damp weather we had 36 players turning out.  This coming Saturday morning we are going to Lackagh to play Turloughmore.  Training on Fridays restarted last week and will continue between now and Halloween subject to the weather.

U10 Hurling 

U10s are welcoming Moycullen to Cappagh Park this Friday at 6pm for a go games blitz. Training Monday at 6pm in McGraths Field.

U12 Hurling 

*U12 Final Update:* We have been informed that our U12 Shield Final vs Liam Mellows will be played next Mon 10th Sept, but venue and time are still to be confirmed (hopefully close to the city). 

Keep the date free!

Training continues in Cappagh on Friday evening, 7:15pm.

U15 Hurling 

We play Skehana / Mountbellew /Moylough on Thursday evening in the Prairie at 6:45pm.  

Last Thursday evening we travelled to Gort to play the home side.  Unfortunately we came 2nd in what was a tough game of hurling.  

The annual Niall Foley award presentation will take place after the u15 hurling match on Thursday, at approx 8pm in the Prairie. Now in its 8th year and presented by the Foley family, recent recipients include Daniel O'Flaherty  and Donal O'Shea, who both represented Galway hurlers so well this summer.


Congrats to our U11 camogie team that drew with Liam Mellows in an excellent and thrilling game in Cappagh Park on Saturday. Coaches and parents are very proud of all these girls. Next up is away to Moycullen this Saturday, September 8th, 18.30 throw in.

The U12’s returned to training last Thursday after the summer break.They played Castlegar on Saturday morning in a competitive challenge match. Please note the new time for training of 5.45pm – 7pm at Cappagh on Thursdays for the U12(2006) and U13 (2005) groups.

U13s play Kilconieron this coming Monday at home in county championship. While U14 feile captain Aoife Keane will be lining out for Galway this weekend in blitz to be held in Dublin.

Congratulations to Ailbhe O’Grady Corcoran, Ava Conlon, Mary Murray and Sarah Keane who have been selected on the Connacht U17 team to play in an inter-provincial blitz at the weekend. Big weekend for the Keane family with Sarah and Aoife both lining out for county.

Finally, best of luck to our Junior As who are taking part in the Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland 7-a-side competition this Saturday.

Ladies Football

The club has 5 adult and 5 U16 complimentary tickets for the All Ireland Ladies Final if anyone's interested. Contact Mike Tarpey. 

Junior – Hard luck to the Juniors who lost out to Kilkerrin/Clonberne B last Thurs. next up Monivea Abbey. 

u16 – The U16 Div 1 Shield Semifinal is held up and suspended due to a pending appeal to Connacht Council by Claregalway after being ejected from Shield due to allegedly non fulfillment of posted fixtures. So routing training took place Wed 22 and 29th August with 15+ girls in attendance. On the Wed 29th, the U16's had a tussle with the U14 Girls who again impressed immensely in Endas. Match was reffed by Mike Tarpey who as they say, let the game flow. We hope Neasa Daly recovers well & soon from a slight knee strain after giving her all for that first 15mins. The Browne Sisters had a great tussle with Older sister Katie just about getting the Upper Hand over her younger sister Anna. Great turnout by so many Girls. Well Done Girls. The U16 Team and Mgmt wish all the U14's &  Team management Best Wishes as they take on the Championship for 2018.

Up to 5 of the U16 Panel competed well with Junior Panel against Kilkerne/Clonberne[K.C] in Junior C Championship on Thurs 30th Aug in the Prairie pitch in perfect conditions. SK togged out with 14 girls and came close at times to KC in both the first half early in 2nd half. Slowly but surely KC got on top and finished up winning 21pts to 14pts. The good thing from SK point of view was a good performance by many and the Team as a whole created many chances. The Challenge for this team is to convert more of the chances to points on the Board.

Next Up is Training Wed 5th and followed by the Minor C Shield Final on Sunday 9th Sept  V An Ceatharrua in Tonabrucky Pitch. Throw in at 3pm.

Many thanks to Parents and Girls for committing to wearing the Colours and keeping the Flag Flying with numbers down the Minimum.

u14 – U14 Girls Div 5 team lost out to a stronger Claregalway team in Cappagh last Thursday. Some notable individual performances, teamwork will improve as the group train and play more over the coming weeks in the Shield competition. U14 Div 4 team were much too strong for Milltown in Cappagh on Friday and now progress to the semi-final. U14 Girls Div 1 team's match vs Caltra will be on next week sometime. Special shout out to Tony + our 8 City Shamrocks girls who won the Galway competition last Saturday and go on to play in the Connacht competition this Saturday. Good luck!!

u10 – Girls training back on Wednesday 5th at 7pm in Mc Grath pitch.

u6/8 – Under 6 and 8s back training on wednesday evenings from 6-7 in Mcgraths field all welcome.

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