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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 7th Of March

By Francis O'Neill Thu 10th Mar

club an phiarsaigh1Membership
Closing date for membership is Friday 18th March. We are holding a Membership Registration evening in our Club Shop on Friday 11th March from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
For anyone who pays their Club an Phiarsaigh by Direct Debit on a continuing monthly basis- you don’t have to do anything – your membership is covered (for husband & wife – children are additional)
For anyone who pays their Club an Phiarsaigh by Cheque / Cash this is now due and can be paid to any committee member or call to the club shop on Friday night between 7.30 & 8.30pm.
For anyone who is looking to join up to our Club an Phiarsaigh Scheme, please download and complete form that can be downloaded from our website ( and bring to club shop on Friday nights between 7.30 & 8.30pm and we will be able to go through the form with you (copies are also available in the Club Shop or from Club Treasurer Aisling McCrory).
For our Club Members (Playing & Non-Playing) membership can be paid in our Club shop this Friday night between 7.30 & 8.30pm. Anyone who intends to play for Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile in 2016 MUST be a registered member of the club. If you are not registered you will not be able to play, apply for Tyrone Tickets through our Club, apply for Gaeltacht Grants or participate in the Scor.

2016 Membership:

Adults: – £30

Husband & Wife: – £50

Student (18-21)/Over 65 years: £10

Youth (Under 18):- £5

 Big Breakfast 2016
Preparations are underway for our St Patricks Day celebrations. Mass will be celebrated in St John the Baptist Church at 10am, followed by our Big Breakfast and entertainment in Galbally Community Centre.
Great turnout last week to start our St.Patrick’s day preparations.  A big Go Raibh Maith agat to all who attended.  There will be another opportunity to get involved this Wednesday night 9th March at 8pm in St John the Baptist Chapel.  Please contact Mairead Hurson or any committee member if you would like to participate in our celebrations.

 Last Man Standing
We have recently launched our 2016 Last Man Standing competition. Forms are available from our committee members, Senior& Minor Men & Ladies. Be in with a chance to win £500 – entry fee £10 each. If you’re not in you can’t win!  All forms are to be returned by Friday 11th March to any committee member or to club shop on Friday Night between 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

Defibrillator Units in Galbally- Training
Our Defibrillator Training and Basic First Aid certificated Course will be held in the Community Centre on Thursday 10th March is now fully subscribed.
Anyone who wishes to put their name down on the reserve list or show their interest for another course please contact Sinead McCann 07787438771 or Marie Rafferty 07825443088.

Senior (Men)
The Full Senior Championship draw made on last Wednesday night in Garvaghy.  Galbally have been drawn against Coalisland and the winners of this will play either Kildress or Augher.

 Minor Boys
Training continues on Monday & Wednesday nights at 7.15pm.
Our minor boys recorded a big win over Moortown today in round 3 of the grade 1 minor league.  The game was played in Moortown in perfect football conditions.   The home team opened the scoring with a point but Galbally soon equalised through a Caoimhin Quinn score.  Soon after Mark Donnelly scored a point from a free on the right wing to put Galbally ahead.  Moortown then took control of the game scoring 3 points but on the 20th minute Daniel Kerr rattled the net to put Galbally a point up.  Moortown tagged on another point soon after but Galbally finished the first half the strongest scoring points from Kieran Holland, Daniel Kerr and Darragh Traynor leaving the half time score 1-05 to 0-05.  The second half started bright for the Pearses with Caoimhin Quinn scoring a goal and a point within the first 8 minutes of the second half.  Moortown battled hard scoring a goal and two points and where trying to fight their way back into the game but a Daniel Kerr point from a free and a point from Mark Donnelly kept the deficit between the teams.  On the 17th minute of the second half Callum Kelly picked up a long pass in behind the Moortown defence to score goal number 3 for the Galbally team.  Three minutes later on the 20th minute Daniel Kerr attacked from the wing to score Galbally’s 4th goal of the game and bring his own personal tally to 2-02.
Galbally dominated the final 10 minutes of the game picking off scores at ease through Conor Donaghy x 2, Cormac Donnelly with substitute Tiarnan Loughran fisting the ball to the Moortown goal on the 30th minute.  Overall Galbally showed a good team performance and we hope they can carry this momentum into the Edendork game on Sunday 13th March.

Team:-  Dwayne Mulgrew, David Tally, Conor Quinn, Marc Lennon, Darragh Corrigan, Dylan Mc Veigh, Kieran Holland (0-1) , Cormac Donnelly (0-1), Cathal Kelly, Callum Kelly (1-0) , Darragh Traynor (0-1), Daniel Kerr (2-2) , Conor Donaghy (0-2),  Caoimhin Quinn (1-2), Mark Donnelly (0-2) Substitutes  Tiarnan Loughran (1-0) for Cathal Kelly.  Final Score: – Galbally 5-11 Moortown 1-07

The next league game is the refixed fixture away to Edendork on Sunday 13th March @ 4pm in Galbally. 

Minor Ladies
Our minor girls took on Ardboe in round 2 of the minor ladies league on Thursday evening in Galbally.  The game was played in very wintery conditions under lights but this didn’t deter both teams from trying to play to their full potential in a wet and windy Pearse Park.
Ardboe started the game the brightest picking up a few scores early while Galbally found it hard to get scores playing against the strong breeze.  Galbally goal keeper Oonagh Mc Keown pulled of an amazing save just before halftime to keep the Ardboe lead to a minimum going in to the half time break on a score line of Ardboe 0-6 to Galbally 0-0.
In the second half and with the wind behind their backs Galbally recorded a couple of early points to bring themselves back into the game, but Ardboe found the net twice to extend their lead.  Galbally then started to pick up more possession around the middle of the field and take some control of the game through midfield partnership of Claire Mc Keown and Catherine Walker both getting on the score sheet and with Claire’s continuous long runs running at the opposition this was certainly proving difficult for the Ardboe defence.  Galbally got two goals late in the game from Megan Wylie and Anna Donnelly but these proved just not enough as Ardboe held on to win by the narrowest of margins on a score line of Ardboe 2-08 Galbally 2-07.

Galbally team & scorers:- Oonagh McKeown, Natasha Hackett, Katie McKenna, Shannon McKeown, Celine Knipe, Sarah Quinn, Ciara Kelly, Catherine Walker 0-1, Claire McKeown 0-3, Maeve McGlinchey, Megan Wylie 1-0, Anna Donnelly 1-2, Hannah Donnelly; Subs used; Cara Quinn 0-1, Ciara O’Neill

Next League game is scheduled for Sunday 27th March away to Edendork – further details to follow.

Under 14 (Boys)
Our U14 boys started their league campaign with a disappointing result against Moy on Saturday 5th March.  This young side took a 1-2 to 0.00 lead after 10 minutes courtesy of Barry Carberry.  Shortly after this Senan Morgan got a black card & Moy came back into game and leading by 4 points before scoring a penalty just before half time.  With a culmination of Galbally playing against the wind and Moy starting strong it just wasn’t going in Galbally’s favour and Moy won on a score line Galbally 3-10 Moy 6-14.

Galbally team & scorers:- Odhran Gillespie, Conall Quinn, Jack McElroy, Eoghan Carberry, Rory Hetherington, John Hetherington, Conor McKeown, Senan Morgan, Owen Dickson, Conor Kane, Darragh Kelly (1-5), Darragh McCool, James Donnelly, Peter Cush, Barry Carberry (1-03) Subs Dara Hetherington, Diarmurd Kelly,  Oisin O’Neill, Ryan McElroy, Cormac O’Donnell & Anton Quinn.

Training continues on Tuesday & Thursday nights from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.  There will be a challenge game against Killeeshil on Saturday @ 1pm- details will be given out at training and on Facebook.  The next league game is against Stewartstown at home on Saturday 19th March @ 2.30pm – further details next week.

 Under 14 (Girls)
Hard luck to our U14 girls in the U14 Feile Shield on Saturday in Pearse Park.  They faced tough competition in their group.  Good luck to Moortown & Edendork in the next stages of the competition.
Training continues on Thursday night from 6.45pm to 7.45pm & Saturday from 11am to 12noon.  The U14 Girls start their Grade 3 league on Sunday 13th March against Cappagh in Pearse Park at 4pm – Further details will be given out at training on Thursday.

Pearse Og’s
The Last week of our Pearse Og Programme takes place this Thursday 10th March from 7pm – 8pm sharp.  We would encourage as many parents to stay and help out!

Level 1 Further Coaching
Anyone interested in completing Level 1 Further Coaching on 9th April for ladies to contact Sinead McCann or Eimear Tally (must have completed fundamentals course)!

Youth Team Managers
We thank everyone who volunteered throughout 2015 to help any of our many youth teams – without the help of our coaches and parents it would not be possible.  Plans are now being put in place to appoint various coaches and managers for next season. Anyone who is interested either managing a team or helping out in any way for football, boys & girls, please contact Kevin Kelly (Youth Officer).

 Club Lotto
This week’s numbers (Tuesday 8th March) were: 11, 10, 8 & 4.
4 Lucky Dip winners winning £25 each- Seamus McVeigh, Margaret McVeigh, Anna Hoines & Briege Boyle
Next week’s jackpot is £3250- if you’re not in you can’t win! 
Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 15th March @ 9pm!
If you need a lotto seller to call to your home, contact any committee member or alternatively tickets can be purchased in Tally’s Mace or Donnelly’s Post Office.
Lotto is an essential source of income for the club & your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Well done to Conor Quinn & Mark Donnelly on making it onto the Acadamh Thír Eoghain U17’s panel & to Niamh Rafferty on making it onto the Tyrone Ladies U14 Panel. 

Congratulations to Master Kelly & the girls from St Josephs Primary school who are through to county final of the Allianz Cumman Na mBunscol this month in Cookstown’s MUSA.  Comhghairdeas agus maith sibh go léir!

Gaeltacht Grant Application
Anyone who is intending to attend the Gaeltacht this summer and wishes to avail of the Gaeltacht Grant, forms are available to download from our website  To be eligible for this you must be a member of Galbally Pearses.

 Club Shop
The club shop will be open on Friday Nights from 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Membership can be paid during this time. Stock of our new Squad Hoodies had arrived in.

 Club Notes
If anyone isn’t receiving our club notes by email and would like to do so email to be added to our mailing list or subscribe through the link on our website  If you wish to unsubscribe please send email and your details will be removed. If anyone has anything they would like to be included- send an email to email address above before 5pm on Sunday evening of each week.

 Thoughts & Prayers
Our thoughts and prayers are with any families in the area who are dealing with illness in their family at this time.

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