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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 9th Of May

By Francis O'Neill Wed 11th May

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Gaeltacht Grant Application – Deadline Friday 13th May
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
Applications for grants can also be made through Tyrone GAA website…/gael…/gaeltacht-application-form-2016/  To be eligible for this you must be a member of Galbally Pearses – membership numbers must be provided and signed by club secretary Gareth Rafferty.
Applications are now being taken for Gaeltacht scholarships sponsored by Ulster Ladies Council.  There will be 4 x €250 scholarships available and the application form can be downloaded from their website:…/Gaeltacht_Scholarships_…

Senior & Reserve Men
Our senior men got off to winning ways on Sunday evening with a convincing win against Strabane on a score line Galbally 2-14 Strabane 1-09.  There was no reserve game.  Next up is Coalisland at home on Sunday in the ACL Starred Round 1 game with reserve and seniors playing at 2.15pm and 3.45pm respectively.

Senior Ladies
Our senior ladies game against Pomeroy was cancelled at short notice on Saturday afternoon – further details to follow.  Next up is the Ladies Division 3 Junior League (Round 4) on Friday 13th May at away to Aghaloo at 7pm – all support greatly appreciated.

Minor Boys
Commiserations to our minors who lost out in the semi final of the championship tonight after a very close hard fought battle with Carrickmore.  The effort and determination displayed by our lads tonight was something to be proud off and you all did yourselves, families & club very proud.  We would like to thank all the players and management for all their efforts this season.  This group of players have a bright future ahead of them and we hope to see them push on and represent the club at Senior & Reserve level.

U16 (Boys)
We are looking to appoint a management team for our U16 Boys.  If you are interested in managing this age group – please contact Kevin Kelly (Youth Officer).

Under 14 (Boys)
Our U14 boys played in the semi-finals of the U14 Feile on Monday night against Greencastle and were unfortunate to come away without a win.  Next up is the Championship against Greencastle in Pearse Park on Friday 13th May at 7pm – all support welcome.

Under 14 (Girls)
Our U14 Girls are playing Loughmacrory in Pearse Park on Thursday night at 7pm.  All Girls are to be in the changing rooms for 6pm sharp.  All support is welcome.

U8 / U10 / U12 Training
This week’s U8 / U10 / U12 training will take place on Thursday night at 7pm – 8pm (7pm – 7.45pm sharp for all U6’s).   Any U6’s attending MUST have a parent accompanying them to training.
Due to the very high numbers of children attending our Youth Training and to make it enjoyable for all the children we are asking for parents to offer their services during training to stand/ help out at a station & to help with toilet runs etc…  No experience necessary.
Please send a pm to this page to inform our coaches that you are able to help for 1 hour a week.

Age Group Changes

Please take note of the following rule changes regarding ages for U8 / U10 & U12 Boys.  All Boys up to and including P4’s can now play for U8’s All Boys up to and including P6’s can now play for U10’s All Boys up in Primary 7 & Year 8 can now play for U12’s.
Please take note of the following rule changes regarding ages for U8 and U10’s:
All girls up to and including P4’s can now play for U8’s All girls up to and including P6’s can now play for U10’s
For U12 girl’s football, rules will remain as they previously were with date of birth e.g.  Girls born in 2004 and later are eligible.  Any year 8’s born in 2003 will not be eligible to play u12 girls football.
Gum Shields
From January 1 2014, this rule will apply to all players at all age grades.  The move to make the wearing of mouth guards obligatory reiterates the Association’s long-term commitment to player welfare.  If a player refuses to comply with a Referee’s instruction to wear a mouth guard, he / she will initially be cautioned by the Referee and if the player continues to refuse, the Referee can send him / her off.
The decision on which type of mouth guard a player should obtain is a matter of personal preference.  ‘Stock’ and ‘boil and bite’ options are not generally recommended by dentists, however, they will suffice for compliance with the new rules if the product carries a CE (European Conformity) mark.  There is no doubt that custom-fitted mouth guards offer the best fit; however, teeth and mouths develop up until the age of 12 therefore young players can grow out of mouth guards over a period of time.
Should a player feel that a mouth guard is not fitted properly, we would strongly recommend that advice is sought from a dental practitioner on an appropriate solution.  It has been noted that children wearing orthodontic braces and wishing to play Gaelic football will be particularly concerned about the rule change; however, the GAA recommends that these players seek advice from a range of dental practitioners on the most appropriate solution for them.
Club Lotto
We’ve changed it up a wee bit to offer even more winners if our Jackpot isn’t drawn.  Now there is a chance of 5 Lucky Winners of winning £20 each.  This week’s numbers (Tuesday 10th May) were: 3, 11, 5 & 12.  Our 5 Lucky Dip winners winning £20 each were- Seamus Corrigan, Eugene Quinn, Peadar Corr, Aislinn Rafferty & Tommy McGee.
Next week’s jackpot is £3700 – if you’re not in you can’t win!  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 17th May @ 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.

Club an Phiarsaigh
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.  Should you wish upgrade or subscribe to our Club an Phiarsaigh Scheme this can be done by downloading the form from our website

Tyrone V Derry
For those who ordered tickets for the Tyrone v Derry Championship match, these will be available to collect from the club shop on Friday 20th May between 7.30pm & 8.30pm.

Summer Camps

Tyrone GAA Camp
Date: – Monday 1st August – Thursday 4th April
Venue: – Pearse Park, Galbally
Times: – 10am – 1.00pm
Ages: – 5-14
Kellogg’s Cul Camp
Date: – Monday 15th – Friday 19th August
Venue: – Pearse Park, Galbally
Time: – 10.00am to 2.30pm
Ages: – 6-13
Campa Cormaic
Date: – Various
Venue: – Various
Time: – tbc
Ages: – tbc
Michaela Foundation
Date: – Various – Monday – Friday
Venue: – Various
Time: – 9.15am – 3.45pm
Ages: – 11-13
Last Man Standing
We are down to 24 competitors in our Last Man Standing Competition.  An updated list is available on Facebook and Twitter to see if you’re still in.

Club Shop
During the month of April the club shop will open on Friday nights throughout May from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.
Special Mention
Well done to Jack McElroy, Joel Rafferty, Conor McKeown & Senan Morgan who were part of the panel for St. Josephs Grammar, Donaghmore winning the Irish News Nolan Cup – Congratulations.

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Thoughts & Prayers
The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families of Mary Lynch (Sligo).  May she Rest in Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with any families in the area who are dealing with illness in their family at this time.

The dates and times of matches & training are subject to change – please keep up to date on our Facebook & Twitter pages.

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