SKGAA Newsletter 8/11/17

November 8, 2018

A chairde, 



Excitement is building for our Club Fundraiser: Battle on the Bay Lip Sync Competition. 34 performers and 10 organisers have been working tirelessly for the past 2 months and more to put this night together and it's shaping uo to be a fantastic occasion on the 25th of November in the Salthill Hotel. Tickets available from James in the office in the Árus. 
Anyone involved in a business who would like to do a bit of advertising and support the club at the same time, there are a few convenient ways to buy an advert for the event. Please contact us here at the club if your interested or know of anyone who might be interested.
The Liam McCarthy Cup is coming to Salthill Knocknacarra tomorrow. It will be brought round to some of the local school and will then be back in the Árus between 1pm and 3.30pm if you would like to come down with the family and take a few snaps. 
Mass for Deceased Members of the Club will take place in the Long Room of the Árus on Friday the 17th of November at 7.30pm. All welcome.
Club AGM takes place on the 3rd of December from 7.15pm.
On the Field.
Hard luck to the U12 ladies who lost out in their postponed county semi final. The U21 footballers are in championship action this Saturday at 2.30pm in Killanin vs Killannin in the West Board Semi Final. All support welcome. 

Want to get rid of your old clothes and support the club at the same time???
SKGAA will soon have a clothes bank in place at the Arus which will help our club with fundraising efforts.  Please consider holding onto any unwanted clothes until this is place.  Thank you for your continued support of our club.

Club Lotto


Numbers drawn 13,20,22,26

No winner this week.

Jackpot now at 10,400. It could be you……. 

Play Club Lotto at



The Aras/Priarie was a hive of activity as all groups from U6-u10 
> moved indoors for November
> details as follows
> U6 Mondays 6-7 aras
> u7 Mondays 6-7 Aras 
> U8 Tuesdays 6-7 Aras 
> U9 Tuesdays 7-8 Aras/wallball
> U10 Tuesdays 6-8 Sand area 
> U 11s will continue to train Sunday mornings in McGraths Park 10-11 
Thanks to Keith Duggan and PJ Kelly who ran a session for coaches last week on agility and movement skills. It's easy to see why PJ has won few all ireland minor titles and why he is in such high demand . 
U12-U16s have all concluded their year with coaches and players earning a well deserved break as they  will all start back in mid January huge thanks to all coaches parents and players from all these age groups for dedication and efforts over the year.
The u13 footballers played St. James's in the Shield Final last Sunday in Claregalway. The lads started well going into a 1-1 to no score lead. St. James's then got into the game, scoring a number of frees to go ahead at half time by 3 points. The second half was very competitive with St. James's capitalising on most of their opportunities. Our lads battled on though and despite being down by five points with 8 mins to go, eventually began to dominate play. They fought back to within 2 points but ran out of time losing out in the end on a score of 2-8 to 2-6. The lads had a good season, being involved in the business end of all competitions they were involved in. Each and every player contributed over the course of the year and improved in skills and teamwork. They have a lot to look forward to when they come back in Jan to focus on Féile 2018.
U11        v  Turloughmore               Saturday 10.30 Away                                     U11 City League semi final
U15        v Oranmore Maree         TBC                                                                        U15 City League semi final
U13s have started bootcamp for winter fitness on Monday evenings at 8.15 and U16/Minors will be starting similar training very shortly.
The County  Camogie lotto draw was held last Wednesday November 1st in the Aras. No jackpot winner but match three was shared between three including Peter O’Halloran and Megan Keane. Thanks to all who supported by either buying or selling tickets in the last few weeks.
Bop on the Bay 2: Battle on the Bay is fast approaching and don’t forget to get your tickets from James in the office. A number of camogie players , parents and mentors are taking to the stage and will need your support on the night.
U21 Hurling
No match for Under 21s this weekend. Match v Annaghdown will most likely take place Saturday week at home. TBC
No training Wednesday  but slot available at wall for those who want individual training 
Juvenile Hurling
U6/U8 Indoor training times for November: Junior infants (Boys)  Saturday 2-3;
Senior infants Friday 5-6; 1st class and other boys born 2010: Friday 6-7;
U10/U9 Hurling 
Under 10 hurling training for boys born 2008 and 2009 resumes on Friday at 7pm in the Aras
U12/U11 Hurling 
2006/2007 boys.
We will begin Wall Ball training with the boys this Friday evening (10th) from 8-9pm at the Arus. 
2004/2005 boys.
Wall ball training resumes this week as follows:
Mondays at Arus wall ball, 7-8pm (2005/06)
Friday at Arus wall, 5-6pm .
Text will be sent for training.
Ladies Football
u14 – The U14 Selectors came together to take a table in the County LGFA Table Quiz. This was held in Claregalway on Fri 3/11/17. Many Thanks to Mike Tarpey, Joe Greaney Gerry Kelly. Despite a good start that saw 'The Seagulls' near the top of the pack, we ran out of answers towards midway  and came up to finish strong around mid table. This was a good evening and helps the Galway LGFA pay the bills. 
u12 – U12 Girls lost out to a well organised Monivea team in the long awaited semi-final replay. Very tight game until the last 10 minutes when Monivea got a fortunate goal and then pushed on. It was simply their day. Coachs have only good things to say about our girls and how they conducted themselves throughout an extremely long drawn out saga. There's still a Div 1 shield final to be won so hopefully we will regroup and go again. Thanks to the U12 parents + supporters for their patience + ongoing support in what has become a very long season. It's appreciated.



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.
Club Gear
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Is mise le meas,
Diarmaid Ó hAodha