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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 14th Of March

By Francis O'Neill Wed 16th Mar

Closing date for membership is Friday 18th March.  Membership can be paid this Friday 18th March in the Community Centre from 7pm to 8pm.  For our Club Members (Playing & Non-Playing) membership can be paid this Friday 18th March in the Community Centre from 7pm to 8pm.  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!  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 paid this Friday 18th March in the Community Centre from 7pm to 8pm.  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 the Community Centre between 7pm & 8pm this Friday night.
Big Breakfast 2016
We are holding our Annual Club Mass on St. Patrick’s Day (Thursday 17th March) in St John the Baptist Chapel followed by our Annual Big Breakfast in Galbally Community Centre.  Our Club Mass will be at 10am and will be celebrated with Fr. McGuckin.  This will involve many members of our GAA Community taking part in the mass; reading, singing, Eucharistic ministers & music.
This will be followed by our “Big Breakfast” in Galbally Community Centre.  This is a fantastic event with plenty of food, music, dancing and entertainment and an opportunity to catch up with friends and family.  We will have performances from the Treanor & Carroll School of Irish Dancing, Sean Og’s Dancers, Local Musicians, Singers, Story Tellers & Face painting as well as a performance from the Donaghmore All-Ireland Scor na Nog Champions.  We would encourage as many of our members to attend our Mass and Big Breakfast.  Everyone is welcome.
Last Man Standing
This week is your last chance to enter our 2016 Last Man Standing competition- entries close this Friday! 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!
Minor Boys
Training continues on Wednesday night at 7.15pm.  Our minors secured another victory away to Edendork on Sunday evening winning on a score line of 4-14 to 3-06. Galbally opened the scoring with a free kick nicely taken by Mark Donnelly on the right wing.  Daniel Kerr scored the next 2 points one from a free and one from play to put Galbally in the lead 0-3 to 0-1.  Mark Donnelly then kicked over a fine point in the 9th minute after turning his defender with a left footed solo dummy and striking it cleanly over the bar with his weaker foot leaving 3 points between the teams 0-4 to 0-1.  Edendork received a boost when they scored a goal from a high ball into the small square to leave the teams all level 1-01 to 0-4.  Edendork then fought hard to get back into the game scoring 3 more points and going ahead for the first time in but Galbally soon turned it around and finished the first half the strongest with points from Kieran Holland, Mark Donnelly and 3 points from Caoimhin Quinn.  Half time Score Galbally 0-09 Edendork 1-04.  Within the first minute of the second half Caoimhin Quinn opened the scoring when he converted a free kick, Mark Donnelly then scored a goal and a point to leave Galbally in the driving seat and winning by 7 points 1-11 to 1-04.  Cormaic Donnelly then made a great run after winning the ball at midfield to score a fabulous point from his left foot and on the 10th minute Darragh Traynor found space to score Galbally’s second goal leaving the score 2-13 to 1-04.  Edendork recorded their first point of the second half on the 12th minute but Galbally responded well when Daniel Kerr made a long run through the Edendork defence to score Galbally’s third goal of the game.  Edendork battled hard to get back into the game scoring a goal from a penalty and a further goal and a point from a free but Galbally held on with Caoimhin Quinn scoring a goal and 2 points bringing his personal tally to 1-06 and the final score of 4-14 to 3-06.
Galbally Team & Scorers:- Dwayne Mulgrew, David Tally, Conor Quinn, Marc Lennon, Darragh Corrigan, Dylan Mc Veigh, Daniel Kerr (1-02), Cormaic Donnelly (0-1), Cathal Kelly, Conor Donaghy, Darragh Traynor (1-0), Kieran Holland (0-1), Oisin Mc Gee, Caoimhin Quinn (1-06), Mark Donnelly (1-04). Subs used; T Loughran, C McLaughlin & J Quinn.
Next match is on Sunday 20th March @ 4pm away to Derrylaughan. All support welcome.
Minor Ladies
There will be no training this Thursday due to St Patricks Day.  The next League game is scheduled for Sunday 27th March away to Edendork – further details to follow.
Under 14 (Boys)
There will be no training this Thursday due to St Patricks Day.  The next league game is against Stewartstown at home on Saturday 19th March @ 1pm.  All support welcome.
Under 14 (Girls)
Our U14 girls kicked off their league campaign with a hard earned win over Cappagh at Pearse Park on Sunday afternoon.  Cappagh came out of the traps stronger and dominated the first quarter of the game scoring 2-2.  Niamh Rafferty put the first point on the board for Galbally, with Rachel Kelly then finding the back of the net.  Galbally started to pick up momentum right from their solid defence line, with crucial scores coming from Niamh Rafferty and Emma McBride before the half time whistle.  Galbally worked hard in the second half to defend their lead as at times Cappagh threatened to push forward but with the solid defence line kept scores at bay. A point each from Emer Condon and Niamh Rafferty kept Galbally secure as Cappagh chipped over a point, with Niamh McElhone, Niamh Rafferty and Emma McBride finishing the scoring with goals each.  A fantastic effort from the entire team to get their first 2 points on the table.
Team: Kayleigh Loughran, Aideen McGlone, Maire McElhone, Erin McDonald, Aoibheann Christie, Ellen Quinn, Clara McDonald, Niamh Rafferty (2.03), Mia Loughran, Shannon Haughey, Emer Condon (0.01), Rachel Kelly (1.00), Emma McBride (2.01), Niamh McElhone (1.00), Saoirlaith McKeown. Subs: Mia Arthurs, Clara Carberry, Annabel Quinn, Alannah McNulty, Eilis Tally, Sophia McAleer
Final Score:- Galbally 6.05 Cappagh 2.03
Training continues on Saturday 19th March from 11am – 12 noon.
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 15th March) were: 13, 2, 10 & 8.
4 Lucky Dip winners winning £25 each- Joseph Kelly, Rosie Girvan, Kate Kelly & Peter Quinn (Killyharry).
Next week’s jackpot is £3300- if you’re not in you can’t win.
Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 22nd 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 Master Kelly & the girls from St Joseph’s Primary school who placed 5th in the county final of the Allianz Cumman Na mBunscol last week.
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 NOT be open this Friday Night. It will reopen Friday 1st April from 7.30pn to 8.30pm.
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
The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Hurl family on the passing of Lily.  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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