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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 16th Of May

By Francis O'Neill Thu 19th May

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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 ONLY.
If you are not able to collect during these times can you please arrange for some to collect on your behalf with full payment.
Senior & Reserve Men
Our Reserve & Senior Men played Coalisland in Pearse Park on Sunday afternoon.
Final Scores:-
Donnelly Vauxhall Tir Eoghain ACL Reserve Roinn1 Galbally Pearses 2-11 Coalisland Fianna 3-12

Donnelly Vauxhall Tir Eoghain ACL Roinn1 Galbally Pearses 1-7 Coalisland Fianna 2-20

Senior Ladies
Our senior ladies played round 4 of the Ladies Division 3 Junior League (Round 4) on Friday 13th May away to Aghaloo and won on an excellent scoreline Aghaloo 1-00 Galbally 10-20.

Next up is Beragh in Beragh on Wednesday 18th May @ 7pm.  All support welcome.

Under 14 (Boys)
Our U14 boys were unfortunate to not come away with a win on Friday night in the first round of the championship on Friday night after playing Greencastle twice in 1 week.  Final Score Galbally 2-06 – 5-14 Greencastle
Next up is the U14 Boys Football League Quarter-Finals that will be played on Thursday 19th May @ 7.15pm in Pearse Park when they take on Dromore.  All support welcome.

Please note that U6-U12 training is on so there will be a lot of traffic about.

Under 14 (Girls)
Our U14 Girls played Loughmacrory in Pearse Park last Thursday night and were unfortunate not to come out with a win.
U12 Boys & Girls

Our U12 Boys & Girls are attending a blitz on Friday evening in Rock as part of their Centenary Celebrations.  Further details will be given out at training on Thursday evening.

U8 / U10 / U12 (Boys & Girls)
We held a very successful blitz on Saturday morning with clubs from Dungannon, Clonoe, Kildress, Kileeshil & Edendork.  It was great to see the future of Galbally Pearses out in such great numbers.  Thank you to everyone who helped in any way with organising and providing refreshments.
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.

There is an U14 Boys league game on the pitch at 7.15pm so we would ask that parents use the front car park and walk their children to the pitches due to the increased volume of traffic.

Gum Shields

From January 1 2014, this rule will apply to all players at all age grades.  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.  It is important that everyone wears their mouthguard to training so that they can get used to wearing it.

Dates for your Diaries
Saturday 28th May:- Martin McCaughey Tournament
Wednesday 13th July:- Martin Hurson Tournament
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 17th May) were: 14, 10, 15 & 9.  No Jackpot Won.

Our 5 Lucky Dip winners winning £20 each were- Sean Hurson, Seamus McVeigh, Barney John Kelly, Noel Donaghy & Brian O’Donnell.  Next week’s jackpot is £3750- if you’re not in you can’t win.  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 24th 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

Field Signs

We are very privileged to have so many people & business that support our club by various means and this includes field signs located around our main Pitch in Pearse Park.  For some people these are due for renewal and if you haven’t already got your space please contact any committee member to get one organised.

Summer Camps
Forms were handed out this week in Galbally Primary school for the Tyrone GAA & Kelloggs Cul Camp.  Applications are preferred on-line (links below) or can be made by post.
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 (closing date Friday 20th May)
Date: – Various
Venue: – Various
Time: – tbc
Ages: – tbc
Michaela Foundation
Date: – Various – Monday – Friday
Venue: – Various
Time: – 9.15am – 3.45pm
Ages: – 11-13
Summer Camp Coaching Vacancies
If you are interested (or know of someone) who would be interested in some worthwhile and well organised summer work close to home, then Tyrone GAA like to hear from you.
To obtain further information regarding the coaching vacancies please contact Youth Officer Kevin Kelly asap.
There will be a training/information session for all those interested in working at the Summer Camps in the Tyrone GAA Centre, Garvaghey on Monday 13th June at 6:30pm.  Only those in attendance will be considered for summer camp coaching. All coaches are requested to bring suitable gear for going outdoors.
The session will include a short refresher course on the GAA code of ethics, focusing on the ‘Duty of Care’ in relation to children attending the Tyrone summer camps and a practical session on how to best coach children at the camps.

All coaches will be Access NI vetted through Tyrone GAA, the deadline for completing the vetting process is Monday 30th May. Anyone who needs to be vetted is requested to contact Kevin Kelly.

Last Man Standing

We are down to 14 competitors in our Last Man Standing Competition.  This was the last week of the Premiership competition if you are still in your seller will be in contact with you before Friday to confirm how the competition will move forward.

Club Shop

The club shop will open on Friday nights throughout May from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

Special Mention
Good Luck to Daniel Kerr and the rest of the Tyrone Minor & Senior Panel who take on Derry in Celtic Park on Sunday 22nd May.
Well done to Niamh Rafferty & the Tyrone U14 Girls who were runners up in an All-Ireland Blitz on Saturday.  Good luck to this group of girls who are playing in the Ulster B Final this Saturday 21st May in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh against Down.
Well done to Sean Hurson who referred the Fermanagh v Antrim Championship Clash on Sunday 15th May.
Well done to our over 35’s who donned the Galbally Jersey for a very worthwhile charity tournament in the Loup on Saturday evening.

Good Luck to all our Primary 4 club members who will be making their First Communion in St Johns Church on Saturday morning.  We hope you all enjoy your special day.

Defibrilator Training
Following a Church Gate Collection held at St John’s Church, Galbally on Graveyard Sunday last year, the money collected has been used to purchase 3 new defibrillators, 5 external Heated Cabinets and Service and Replacement Batteries on two existing Defibrillators in the area owned by Piarsaigh an Ghalbhaille and the Cappagh Village Regeneration Group.
The Defibrillators have been installed at 5 locations in a Yellow Cabinet / Green Cabinet within the area and are for use by the whole community in the event of an emergency.
1. Galbally Community Centre Entrance Gates
2. Tally’s Shop / Bar Front Wall – Galbally
3. Malachy Boyles Bar Front Wall – Cappagh
4. Paul Hollands Front Wall – Dernaseer Crossroads
5. Gortavoy Feeds Entrance Gates – Gortavoy

Since then a number of defibrillator & Basic First Aid certificated Courses have been held and 60 people in our area have been trained up in the use of these units. We would ask that everyone who is not trained in the use of these units to find out who is local to them and be familiar in their locations.

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Thoughts & Prayers
The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families of Sean Harte (Loughmacrory) and anyone else in our community who is dealing with bereavement.

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.
By Francis O'Neill Thu 19th May

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