SKGAA Weekly News 12/07/2017

November 8, 2018

A chairde,
Another busy week passes in SKGAA with so much happening. First of all, congratulations to Evan Murphy and Eoin Mcfadden on another Connacht Minor Title on Sunday with a comprehensive win over Sligo in Pearse Stadium. Evan was named Man of The Match after a fantastic display in Midfield. Commiserations to Sean Armstrong and Finian Hanley on the loss to Roscommon in the Senior Final. We hope to see Sean back in action for Galway for the Qualifiers. Adding to the county action last weekend, hard luck goes to Tom Considine, Aidan Halloran, Robert Waltzer and Calym Crowe who lost out in the Connacht final playing for Galway U17s.
Thanks to all who helped with the carparking and cleaning up of the stadium after the game. Thanks to John Donohue along with Anthony and Dave from Tús, Barry Kelly, Gerry Kelly and his two Daughters, Dave (u8/9 coach) and kids, Sean Gavin and son, Keith Duggan and son and Brian Muldoon and son and Paul Crane. 
Cúl Camps continue this week with Hurling and Camogie. It is great to see the big numbers attending from SKGAA in both Hurling/Camogie and Football/Ladies football last week. Don’t worry if you have missed out on Cúl Camps as SKGAA will be running our own camps later in the summer, so keep an eye out for more info soon.
Evan and Eoin enjoying celebrating back to back Connacht minor titles on Sunday
Club Lotto
No winner this week.
The Numbers Drawn were: 17, 26, 1 and 8
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 you are out during the week. Míle buíochas. 
On the Field
The senior Division 1 game fixed for Saturday evening in the Prairie has been postponed. The next round of Senior Championship was drawn on Monday where SKGAA learned that St. Michaels will be our next opponents. Times/Venue TBC. Winners will face last year’s Champions Corofin.
The Junior team is out in action on Friday night in the first round of the championship VS. St. Michaels. The game is fixed for 7pm in the Prairie. Please come along and support the lads in the local derby.
Junior A
The Junior A team is fixed to play their first round of their championship Saturday evening in Moycullen at 7pm VS Killannin. 
Minor Championship starts tonight with SKGAA playing Barna in Barna at 7.30. All support is greatly appreciated. Minor Championship next week is postponed.
Juvenile Football
U8 & U10
SKgaa U8's & 10's had a blitz v. St.James last Sat. in Mervue.Lads enjoyed the games and were well looked after by St.James in the club house afterwards.
U-10s have 1 more week left game away to Moycullen this Saturday at 930 and training Witt a celebrity bainisteoir next Tues in Priarie. Well done to everyone fur great year to date. 
Plans are afoot for SKGAA to hold an u8/10 tournament in September. 
U-8's take a break from training / games now till early Sept.Many thanks to all that have helped since Jan. and enjoy the holidays.
U9s training will continue for another week before breaking for the summer. 
The kids have shown great improvement this year and looking forward to playing more blitzes after the summer break.
U11 Boys playing in u12 summer league group 4 had a great battle against Bearna. 
Playing away in Furbo, it was nip and tuck the whole way, 1 point in it at half time, after the restart Bearna had a goal and a point in quick succession to lead by 3. 
This was clawed back and SK went into the lead by a point. Bearna struck back with a goal to regain the lead. 
A fantastic period by SK in the last 8 mins or so saw us score 4-2 without reply to win out (convincingly) in the end 3-10 to 8-7, thanks to the late flurry.  Some really good play, great to see progression.  
Next game scheduled for Sunday  16th in Prairie at 11am. 
This weekend saw u12's field 3 teams for the first time between U11 and U12 panels. The objective is to maximise playing time for all players. A depleted U12A team showed great resolve in coming back from 11 points down away to Barna, to draw level, only to be beaten by two late scores. Our second B team lost Tuesday night away by 1 point to a stronger Oughterard team.
Footballers had a challenge v NaFianna in Cappagh last Sun. It was a good match with all players contributing to a fine win. Next up is Killannin in the u13a league this Fri at 7pm in the Prairie.
beat St Michael's 6-22 to 1-1 last night. Last league game vs Moycullen on Friday 21st July. Currently unbeaten and top of league after six rounds.
U16s beat Oranmore by 5 – 12 to 1-11 in the championship. They play Moycullen next Tuesday in Moycullen in the last group game before the county quarter finals.
The SKGAA Summer Football Camp will be taking place from Monday 7th to Friday 11th August.
VENUE: Arus Bothar na Trá.
TIMES: 9:30am to 1:30pm.
AGES: U6 boys and girls upwards (must be a member of a GAA club).
COST: €50 per child / €10 per day (€70 for 2 children from the same family).
CONTACT: James in Arus office on 091 527333 / 087 1635814 to book.
Places limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Adult Hurling
No match for either Minor or Junior Hurlers this week. 
Minor and Junior's train together tonight, Wednesday at 8pm in the Prairie. 
Start date for Under 21 Championship has finally been released. First match to take place August 28th. 
U17s play Liam Mellowes Monday at 7.30pm in the Prairie in the Galway City Development Cup. 
Juvenile Hurling
U10 Hurling 
SKGAA U9/10 Hurling: **MATCH POSTPONED** Apologies to all but to avoid a clash with U10 football match we will postpone next Saturday (15th) morning's game vs Castlegar. We will look to reschedule for sometime in Aug/Sept. 
Reminder that no training this Friday 14th due to the Cúl Camp. 
We will have one more training session (or match) next Friday 21st and then take a short break until mid-Aug.
We have an u12 match vs Barna in Prairie on Thursday so no 05/06 lads will be there.
Hard luck to the U13's last Saturday morning against Cappataggle. We came up short at the end . Salthill Knocknacarra 0-10 to 2-06 Cappataggle.  Next up is a home game Saturday morning at 11am in the Prairie against Liam Mellows.  
The Cul Camps are happening this week in the Prairie and we have 120 plus boys and girls attending.
Ladies Football
The juniors put in a super team performance against a strong Claregalway B panel on Thurs 6th. CG were quick off the mark and went ahead early on. SKGAA ladies showcased their threat running at the CG defence at pace which resulted in well taken scores. In tough conditions both teams produced some brilliant passages of football. SKGAA worked endlessly and it looked as though they would get the upper hand.  Unfortunately they were able to take full advantage of all the chances created during a long period of domination from the start of the second half. As time went on SK pushed on to get the goal they needed to level it. However the CG defence held strong and eventually they broke up the field to score a third and final goal. Final result SKGAA 1-11 CG 3-11. 
With the League over, focus turned to the 2017 Div. 2 Championship. At the Draw held in Oughterard on Tues 27th June, SKGAA drew Glenamaddy / Williamstown [ G/W ] at home for Game 1 of 3. The venue and date were fixed for Sat 8th July with a 2pm throw in at the Prairie.
On the day, SKGAA girls won 2-11 to 2-3. Challenging match as SKGAA were down  9 Girls from regular panel of girls with many away on Vacation. Once SKGAA Girls settled, the scores started to flow and SK started to take control. An injury to an ankle was encountered early to Rebecca Patten. We hope she makes a full and speedy recovery. G/W came back strong at us in the 2nd half and got two goals to keep SKGAA under pressure for the last 10 Min's. At the end SKGAA held out and grateful to get a victorious start to 2017 Championship. 
Next up is an Away match to Caherlistrane. This is currently fixed for Wed 26th July 2017. Parents, need  a full attendance for this next match. Planned throw in would be for 7pm.
Juniors won their championship match away against Sarsfields on a scoreline of 2-07 to 1-07. Well done to all. Next game is a home fixture against Eyrecourt where a time and venue TBC.
Victorious Junior Camogie Team after their win against Sarsfields.
The under 16s had a good win over Cois Fharraige 7-11 to 4-06 and are playing Turloughmore in Lackagh on Sunday at 6pm. Good luck to the girls.
U14s continue to train ahead of their summer league. More info on summer leagues will be shared as soon as they come in.
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Is mise le meas,
Alan Hassett