This Weeks News

November 8, 2018

A chairde,


Another week passes in SKGAA and lots more football and hurling has been enjoyed!! Firstly, a big congratulations goes to Sean Armstrong and Finian Hanley and the Galway Senior football panel on the emphatic win over Donegal last Saturday. 6 points from the boot of ‘Army’ showed how much Galway missed the SKGAA man in the Connacht final loss.

Galway now play Kerry in the All-Ireland ¼ Finals this Sunday in Croke Park where Galway will be hoping to do one better than last year and set up a semi-final berth!!


Well done to the U16 camogie team who played for the first time in the Connacht Camogie 7's in the Connacht GAA Centre, Bekan.

The girls ran out winners after beating city rivals Castlegar in the final. The support was fantastic along with the hurling.


With Race week approaching, it is holiday time for most people, so we here at SKGAA want to wish everybody save travelling and enjoyment for the break. (and come back in one piece to finish off the season!)

Club Lotto

No winner this week.


The Numbers Drawn were: 1,12,18,30


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. 

(Please do, somebody has to pay for the Chairman’s flights home!!!)


On the Field



Seniors are out in action this Saturday at home to Menlough in the Division 1 league. Support is welcome. Throw in is 6pm.



The Junior are scheduled to play this Friday away to Moycullen, however with clashes with Junior hurling, this game may be postponed.

Keep an eye out on facebook and twitter for more information on this as soon as we get it.


Juvenile Football

U6 –U10

U6-u10 teams are all enjoying a summer break until end August. Huge thanks to all coaches parents and kids who have put in huge efforts this year and enjoy the summer break.

The U6 to U10 want to wish the best of luck to Galway senior footballers on Sunday and hope a few SKGAA players travel up to support Sean, Finian and the whole team.


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.



Tough week for 12A squad. The 12A's were well beaten by a stronger and better Claregalway team in the Prairie last Thursday.


U12B team were beaten well by a good St Michaels 12A team. this was our third team so lads should bit get disheartened.


Next up is a 13B game versus Naomh Anna in the Prairie on Friday evening.

We're going to take a break for two weeks then.



U14 A's finished top of the West League winning all of their games played.

They will now play 4th place from the North Board in a quarter final of the County Championship at the end of August.

Training and challenge matches continue in the meantime.



U15-16 are taking a 2 week break. U15's awaiting league final date against St Michaels in late August.


U16's have finished unbeaten in their league and await Caherlistrane in the championship quarter final in late August.


Adult Hurling


Do or die Championship Match for Junior Hurlers this weekend as they face Ardahan in the final Group Match.


Match takes place in Turloughmore pitch this Friday evening, the 28th. Throw in 7pm. 


Support Essential so head out and shout for the lads. A win means qualification!


Minor, Under 21s and Juniors train together tonight, Wednesday in the Prairie at 8pm.  



Juvenile Hurling


U6 and U8 Hurling 

U6 & U8 Summer hurling games in McGrath's Field  starting this Thursday  7-8pm.  Thanks to Padraig Moloney for organising.


U12 Hurling 

The U12's are on a break at the moment until Friday,  August 11th. We are in the county shield semi final .


U13 Hurling 


Team : Stephen Culinane, Ciaran Gavery , Macdara Caffery, Patrick Maloney,Brian Tolan , Eoghan Flannery, Conor Toner, Hugh Gavin, Oisín Quinlan, Evan O'Reilly, Conal Gavin, Adam Kennedy, James Palmer, Cormac Kelly, Niall McGinn. Subs :Niall Mannion ,Shay Philips ,Tiernan Howe,Robert Madden ,Matthew Hennessy Sean Hanney ,Conor Keenan , Daniel HoareSalthill 

Knocknacarra 2-05 to 1-05 Cappataggle. 


The U13's played Cappataggle on Monday evening in Cappataggle in the County B Shield semi final. This time we came out on the right side with a 3 point win.  At half time we were trailing by 2 points 1-02 to 1-04  , 2 points coming from Conal Gavin and a goal by Oisín Quinlan.  We needed a big performance in the second half and thats what the boys gave us.  Conal Gavin hit his 3rd point before full forward Cormac Kelly put the ball to the back of the net . Cappataggle score their only point of the half to put the score at 2-03 to 1-05 with only a few minutes to go.  We finished off very strong when Eoghan Flannery hit two long range points to give us a 3 point lead.  But their was one last twist when Cappataggle were awarded a penalty in injury time and a goal for the home side would have put the game into extra time.  But a great save was pulled off by Oisín Quinlan to give Salthill Knocknacarra the win . It was a great team performance and we face a very tough Gort side in the final in a few weeks. Date TBC. 


U15 Hurling

Training time will be sent out to all players .


U17 Hurling 

U17s playing Castlegar away on Thursday evening in the Summer City League. Throw-in 7.30pm in Castlegar.


Ladies Football

All quiet on Ladies football front.

Best of luck to Saoirse Flynn who will contest the All-Ireland Minor final on 7th August against Cork!!




U11s continue to train on Thursdays at 6pm and Sunday at 9am in preparation for summer league.


U13s playing summer league at moment. Due to holidays and matches training days and times for this group is movable so keep eye on messages. 


U14s training at regular times and competing in summer league.


Headline news in camogie this week belongs to the U16s won the Connacht 7 a-side B competition in Bekan on Saturday, winning all their matches. U16 training is in Cappagh on Thursday 4.45-6.


Juniors continued their unbeaten run with a hard-fought win over Kilconieron 3-7 to 3-6 on Monday in Kilconieron. Their next match is at home against Sylane this Thursday in the Prairie at 7.30. All support welcome.


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Is mise le meas,

Alan Hassett