SKGAA Newsletter 7/11/18

November 8, 2018

A chairde,

The club AGM will take place on Sunday November the 25th at 7.15pm in the Long Room in the Árus. A large attendence is desirable with all 3 club officers stepping down. The club secretary needs to receive nomination papers on or before the 18th of November via mail at the Árus or email at

There are still a few big matches coming up this weekend. Both the U16 football championship final and U20 football West Board Final take place this weekend with Skgaa hoping to retain both titles won last year. There is also an important minor camogie game as well as the potential of a Division 1 league final for our senior footballer for the first time in a long time. 

All this and much more below…………

Club Gear


There is a large variety of club gear available in our Club Gear Room for those of you looking to get some for Christmas presents etc…. There are jerseys, shorts, sock, bobble hats, beanie hats, gear bags, training tops, training jerseys etc… all available from the Árus. Just give James in the office a call on 091527333.

There is an even larger and more varied selection on our dedicated pages on the Masita and O'Neills websites. These pages are updated regularly with new gear so be sure and check them out. Just click the links below:




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On the Field

Adult Football


The senior footballers had a great win over Milltown in the league last Sunday morning coming from 8 points down at half time to record a 3-11 to 4-6 win. Next up is Killannin the week after next at home in our final league game. A win should put us into the Division 1 league final. 


The U20s resume their championship this weekend following the break since last Spring!!! And there's no hanging around with a place in the County Final up for grabs when the lads play Moycullen this weekend in the West Board Final at 12pm in Pearse Stadium. We would ask all skgaa supporters to make the effort to come and cheer on the lads before heading out to Oughterard for the U16 county final. 

Juvenile Football

U6 moved indoors to Arus 6-7 on Tuesdays.


U7 moved indoors to Arus 6-7 on Mondays great numbers down in both groups any parents willing to help out please don't be shy. 

 U-9’s played Barna in a blitz last Sunday. Competitive games in windy conditions but the lads enjoyed it. Training now in the Arus on Tue’s 7-8pm & Sunday mornings till end of November.

U10s training Sunday mornings in Cappagh 10-11 great numbers last week well done all. 

U11s moved indoor for Nov for few weeks into St Mary's on Tuesdays thanks to PJ Kelly who came down to show the lads some core strength /running drills went down really well.

U11/12 will play Na Fianna Dublin this Sunday in Enda Colleran Cup in Cappagh at 11-12.30 in end of year blitz. 

Our U16 's are in county final this Saturday v arch rivals St Michaels Game on in Oughterard at 2.30 Saturday ALL SUPPORT NEEDED. 

Best of luck to Gerry Paul and all the team they've had a long year here's Hoping they can retain the cup we won last year. Come out and support the lads if you're around.

Big thanks to Juvenile Football Director Noel Tyrell who organised a very successful 1st Aid course last week and this Saturday. 

Adult Hurling

Under 21 Hurling 

Under 21 training resumes tonight at 8.45. Wall Ball and Sand. 

No match this weekend. Possible fixture following weekend. 

Junior C:

Well done to Junior Cs who were victorious away to Moycullen on Saturday. Final Score was 4-7 to 2-6. 

Juvenile Hurling: 

U10 Hurling 

Under 10s have two teams in the St Mary's Festival of Hurling taking place this Saturday morning in St Mary's school. Best of luck to the boys.

U13/14 Hurling

U13/14 Hurling resumes this Sunday, Cappagh Park, 3-4pm.


U9s and 10s resume training  at Arus this Thursday 6pm.The U9s will be indoors and older girls at wallball area.

U11s will be outdoors in Cappagh on Saturday morning 10am.

U12/13s continue wallball Thursday 6.50 to 8pm and Sunday on grass in Cappagh 9.50 to 11.

Minor B championship quarter final against Cois Fharraige is on in the Prairie on Sunday at 12. Home fixture so please make an effort to come along and support. Walk the prom , buy a coffee on route and come along to cheer the girls on.

Ladies Football

Ladies football AGM will take place upstairs in the Arus on Tuesday November 13th at 7.30pm.

We would ask each outgoing ladies football manager to attend and to bring at lease one or two members of their coaching staff.

Would you forward this email to all members of your individual groups and have an updated list of all people involved for the year ahead.

Please rsvp to Mike Tarpey (

Could each manager come up with suggestions as to how we could improve ladies football within the club and also maybe share something that has worked well within your group.

Most of the committee positions have been filled already.

We would encourage parents to attend, particularly the ladies.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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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