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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 21st Of March

By Francis O'Neill Wed 23rd Mar

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Membership for 2016 is now closed. Should you wish up upgrade to our Club an Phiarsaigh Scheme this can be done by downloading the form from our website
The Key focus of Club an Phiarsaigh is to provide the finance for the continued development of our fantastic facilities, teams (young and old, male & female) for current and future generations.
Club an Phiarsaigh is central to the future of Gaelic Games in the Galbally area. Join us and be part of the future!
Big Breakfast 2016
Thank you to Fr McGuckin & Fr Breslin for celebrating our Annual Club Mass & to everyone who contributed & attended. Thank you for your donations to the Irish Language Collection at the chapel Gates.
Thank you to all our volunteers who gave up their time to provide the wonderful spread of tasty food for our Big Breakfast! Over 700 breakfasts were served by our amazing volunteers in under 3 hours. Not an easy task! The team work shown by all the cooks, servers, dishwashers, table cleaners & resetters was something any professional catering team would be proud of!
Thank you to anyone who sponsored the food for our Big Breakfast! The sheer volume of food donated by local businesses allowed us to provide such a wonderful banquet.
Thank you to all our entertainment in the centre. The talent & energy on stage radiated thought the centre to proud parents and family.
Thank you to Galbally Community Centre for the use of their facilities.
Thank you for all your donations at the door to our Big Breakfast. Your donations are valuable for the successful running of our club in a weekly basis! Thank you for supporting our event and we hope that you can continue to support your club throughout 2016!
As it is impossible to thank everyone individually and running the risk of leaving someone out, we would like to thank EVERYONE who helped make our St Patricks Day celebrations another major success.
Our Club – Your Club – One Club
Last Man Standing
We had a fantastic response to our Last Man Standing Fundraiser. Thank you to all our sellers who contributed and everyone who entered the competition. A text will be sent out to keep everyone informed!
Senior Men
Details of this year’s Division 1 league fixtures have been released:-
Round 1: Trillick v Galbally: Round 2: Galbally v Ardboe: Round 3: Dromore v Galbally: Round 4: Galbally v Strabane: Round 5: Errigal Ciaran v Galbally: Round 6: Clonoe v Galbally: Round 7: Galbally v Edendork: Round 8: Killyclogher v Galbally: Round 9: Carrickmore v Galbally: Round 10: Omagh v Galbally: Starred Round 1: Galbally v Coalisland: Starred Round 2: Galbally v Greencastle: Starred Round 3: Eglish v Galbally: Starred Round 4: Galbally v Augher: Starred Round 5: Galbally v Kildress
Dates and times will be confirmed closer to the time. Keep an eye on Facebook / Twitter and notes!
Minor Boys
Our minors had to settle for a share of the spoils on Sunday when they travelled to Derrylaughan for their next round of the grade 1 league.
Both teams were evenly matched throughout the game and with some great passages of play produced by both teams it surely was a fantastic game played in a great sporting manner.
Galbally had some great performances in the defence from Conor Quinn, Marc Lennon, Darragh Corrigan & Dylan Mc Veigh with Kieran Holland and Cormaic Donnelly proving to be a handful for Derrylaughan at midfield with their continuous runs putting the opposition defence under pressure.
The Galbally forward line was lead by top scorer on the day Mark Donnelly with Caoimhin Quinn and Conor Donaghy also proving sharp in front of the posts and notching up some high scores.
Galbally Team & Scorers:- Dwayne Mulgrew, David Tally, Conor Quinn, Tiarnan Loughran, Darragh Corrigan, Dylan Mc Veigh, Marc Lennon (0-01), Cormaic Donnelly (0-02), Kieran Holland, Callum Kelly, Conor Donaghy (1-01), Darragh Traynor, Cathal Kelly, Caoimhin Quinn (1-04), Mark Donnelly (0-08)
Final Score:- Galbally 2-16 Derrylaughan 2-16
Training continues on Wednesday night at 7.15pm. The next league game is Easter Tuesday night at home to Dungannon Thomas Clarkes at 6.45pm. All support is welcome!
Minor Ladies
The next League game has been rescheduled for Saturday 26th March at 4pm away to Edendork. All Support Welcome
Under 14 (Boys)
Our U14 boys played Stewartstown in Pearse Park on Saturday 19th March. Galbally took the lead early on leading by 6 goals. Towards the end of the first half Stewartstown got a few scores on the board. The second half started well and Galbally maintained their lead with Peter Cush finishing the the game with 4 goals. An overall brilliant performance from the whole team with a strong defence line of Joel Rafferty & Jack McElroy to give 2 points on the table.
Team & Scorers:- Odhran Gillespie, Conall Quinn, Jack McElroy, Eoin Carberry, Darragh McCool (1-01), Joel Rafferty, Conor McKeown, Senan Morgan (2-01), John Hetherington (0-01), Rory Hetherington (2-01), Owen Dickson (0-04), Barry Carberry (1-00), James Donnelly (1-01), Darragh Kelly (1-03), Peter Cush (4-00)
Final Score:- Galbally Pearses(13-12) Stewartstown Harps (4-7)
There will be no training this Thursday night due to Holy Thursday. The next league match is this Saturday (26th March) at 11am away to Rock! All support is welcome!
Under 14 (Girls)
Training continues on Thursday night from 6.30pm to 7.15pm (please note time change). The next league game is scheduled for Saturday 2nd April- more details to follow.
U8 / U10 / U12 Training
Now that the bright evenings are upon us we will be starting our U8- U12 Boys & Girls training outdoors on Wednesday 13th April from 7pm to 8pm (7pm to 7.45pm for U8’s). All U8’s MUST have a parent accompanying them to training.
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).
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)!
Club Lotto
This week’s numbers (Tuesday 22nd March) were: 6, 1, 3 & 7.
4 Lucky Dip winners winning £25 each- Leonard Rafferty, Cathy Hetherington, Claire O’Neill & John Armstrong.
Next week’s jackpot is £3350- if you’re not in you can’t win!
Next Draw takes place on Easter Tuesday 29th 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.
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
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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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