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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 18th Of May

By Francis O'Neill Tue 26th May

Senior Men
This Sunday our Senior and Reserve teams play Gortin at Pearse Park, throw in is at 2:15 and 3:45.  All support welcome for the men, this is the last league game before the championship fixture next weekend.
Dungannon is the venue for our championship game against neighbours Killeeshil on Saturday the 30th May throw in is 8pm.  Please note the change in time.

Our Senior ladies have their next  match this Thursday 21st May away to Castlederg.  All support welcome for the girls.  Good luck to you all!

The minor boys play their next league game against Carrickmore at home this Friday night at 7pm – Good luck to you all.

U10 girls blitz will take place this saturday time and date is to be confirmed.

Saturday 30th May will see the Martin McCaughey tournament being held in Galbally.  This is always a fantastic tournament and great day for all involved.

Last Saturday Pearse Park was the venue for Ulster U12 girls Development blitz.  It was a huge success with over 300 girls in attendance.
Many thanks to all those who helped out on Saturday with teas and sandwiches and worked in the club shop.  Our own U12 girls had a great day and played fantastic in all their games. Well done to everyone involved.

The season has came to an end for the Under 14 girls. On Tuesday they played Glenelly in the championship.  Glenelly started strong in the first half with a number of goals, but our girls never let their heads drop they continued to played with good fighting spirit and the second half was a much tighter affair, they were unfortunate in the end as Glenelly went on to win the game.  We would like to thank all the girls and management for their commitment throughout the season.  We hope to see you all involved next season again.
Training continues every Wednesday  night for U6 & U8 Boys and Girls and also U10 Boys.

Gaelic 4Girls continues every Monday 6:30-7:30pm.

Under 16 boys training will take place on Saturday can all players be in the changing room for 4.45, as training starts at 5 o’clock sharp.

Path of the Pearses
The training for Path of the Pearses has been going great so far, everyone who has attended the training has been putting in the hard work and it’s paying off with great miles being reached.  If you have signed up and haven’t attended training yet, we encourage everyone to attend the training as soon as possible.  If there is any business wishing to advertise on our cycling jersey please contact Michelle McAleer or Kevin Corrigan.

St Paul’s Academy Tour
This week Galbally will be hosting the Under 14’s from St Paul’s Academy in partnership with Dulwich Harps as their begin their Gaelic Football tour of Ireland.  We really appreciate the families who offered to host the children and keep them for their duration of their stay in Galbally.  They will arrive at Galbally Community Centre on Thursday 21st May around 8pm. They have a action packed week, this is only some of their plans they will be doing: Friday they will play a game against St Patricks Academy Dungannon and heading out for dinner that night, Saturday 23rd they will attend a U14 Blitz at Kileavy Gaa (Armagh) along with our own U14’s boys.  On Saturday night there will be a Disco at the Galbally Community centre that night, P7, 1st, 2nd, 3rd years boys and girls can attend the disco, 9:30 to midnight admission is free and light refreshments will be served.  On Sunday they will be attending the Ulster Championship game between Cavan and Monaghan.  We want to make them all feel welcome in Galbally and make their experience one to remember, we are lucky to have own of our own Galbally exiles Micheal Donnelly as their head coach and main organiser of their trip.  We hope they all enjoy their stay with all the families.

Club Lotto
This weeks club lotto numbers were 1,5,8,12, there was no jackpot winner.  Jackpot now stands at £1150.  The four lucky dip winners were Tom Brien Quinn, Damien Donnelly, Danny Kerr and Clodagh ONeill.

We would like to thank Ciaran Murphy from Murphy Gaelic Gloves for supplying nearly 50 children in our Under 6’s with new gloves and also donating training gear and 10 new footballs.  All the children were delighted.  Many thanks Ciaran for your generous donation.

The club would like to send their sincere sympathy to our previous Senior manager Enda Gormley on the death of his father Joe.  May he rest in peace.

By Francis O'Neill Tue 26th May

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