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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 23rd Of May

By Francis O'Neill Thu 26th May

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Senior & Reserve Men
Our Reserve & Senior Men play Errigal Ciaran this Sunday in Dunmoyle at 2.15pm & 3.45pm respectively.  All support welcome.
Senior Ladies
Our Senior Ladies played Beragh in Beragh on Wednesday 18th May contesting in Round 5 of the Junior League and completed a spirited comeback.  Both teams were weakened with absence it was the 13 girls of Beragh that started the better registering 1-3 in first half, and the only score up front for Galbally in first half was from Claire McGlinchey, though the score-line did not reflect the work rate from the defensive half of the Pearse’s and the second half justified that as the revival of the girls came from joint Captain Eimear Tally in the forward line which took the game by the scruff of the neck and tallied 7 points to her name, defensively solid from Laura Kane in goals right through the back line, Galbally only conceded 3 points in the second half.
The game was a tale of two halves, and the seconds was very much the Pearse’s, and the 47 min goal from Celine Carberry killed of any revival from the Beragh ladies.  Completing the vital score’s in the second half was Celine Carberry with 3, Niamh Donnelly and Amy Carberry with 1 each.  This leaves Galbally 4 out of 4 in the League, and continue their campaign next at home to Clonoe on Saturday 4th June 7pm.
 Final score
Galbally Pearse’s: 1-12 Beragh : 1-6
Under 14 (Boys)
League Semi-Final Spot for Our U14 Boys
Our U14 Boys played Dromore on Thursday 19th May in Pearse Park. Our boys had a good start to the game taking a 4 point to nil lead with points from Jack McElroy, Darragh Kelly, John Hetherington and a great Odhran Gillespie save.  Dromore then thought back to level after scoring a goal and point! Galbally kept fighting and Peter Cush was rewarded with a penalty which Captain John Hetherington calmly put away.  Again Dromore got another goal and point and with a great 1st half defensive performance from Conor McKeown, Galbally then finished the half with more points from Owen Dickson and Darragh McCool.  The young Pearses went in half time with a 4 point lead.
Half Time Score: Galbally 1-9 Dromore 2-2
Galbally started the second half strong with getting the first two scores.  Dromore then fought back scoring a few points off their own.  Barry Carberry got through on goal and took it away brilliantly and with a Senan Morgan point it left the lads 7 up with 10 minutes to go.  Galbally’s defence had a huge challenge on their hands with Dromore attacking in great numbers.  It would be wrong to single out any of the Galbally defense as they all played fantastic.  With last minute blocks from Joel Rafferty and Jack McElroy the Galbally boys held out for a 4 point lead and a place in the u14 League semi-final.
Result: Galbally 2-11 Dromore 2-07
Team & Scorers:- Odhran Gillespie, Conall Quinn, Joel Rafferty, Eoghan Carberry, Rory Hetherington, Jack McElroy (0-01), Conor McKeown, Owen Dickson (0-02), John Hetherington (1-03), Senan Morgan (0-01), Barry Carberry (1-02), Darragh Kelly (0-01), James Donnelly. Darragh McCool (0-01), Peter Cush. Subs used:- Conor Kane for Darragh McCool
Under 14 (Girls)
Hard Luck to our U14 girls on Tuesday evening loosing out to Drumragh in Pearse Park on a scoreline Galbally 1-1 Drumragh 0-09.
Rock Tournament & Blitz
On Friday 20th May our U12 boys and girls made the short journey to Rock to attend the a tournament and blitz as part of their centenary celebrations.  Well done to all the boys who came away with their first piece of silverware with the Liam Heaney Cup – well done everyone!  Well done to the girls who won every game in their blitz- no silverware but the year is young!  Thank you very much to Rock for having us and for the refreshments afterwards.
U12 Boys
This Saturday we will be hosting the Annual Martin McCaughey U12 Boys Tournament in Pearse Park.  We will be 14 hosting teams from Dungannon, Carrickmore, Kildress, Killeeshil, Dungiven, Donaghmore, Loup, Rock, Errigal Ciaran, Loughmacrory, Derrylaughan, Fintona, Eglish & Aghaloo.  All support is welcome and we would appreciate any offers of help!  All clubs are to be there for 9.45am with the first games kicking off at 10.15am.
U8 / U10 / U12 (Boys & Girls)
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.
Gum Shields
From January 1 2014, this rule applies 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
No Jackpot Won.  This week’s numbers (Tuesday 24th May) were: 15, 6, 11 & 10.  Our 5 Lucky Dip winners winning £20 each were – Isobel McKeown, Chris Morgan, Seamus McVeigh, Patsy McVeigh & Rose McGeary.  Next week’s jackpot is £3800 – if you’re not in you can’t win!  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 31st 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 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
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 13 competitors in our Last Man Standing Competition. All competitors have been informed and we will keep you updated.
Club Shop
The club shop will open on Friday nights throughout May from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.
Special Mention
Hard to Daniel Kerr and the rest of the Tyrone Minor Panel exiting the Minor Championship on Sunday 22nd May.
Well done to Niamh Rafferty & the Tyrone U14 Girls who won the Ulster B Final on Saturday 21st May. These girls are through to the All-Ireland Seni-Final in a few weeks.
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 Marie Cush (Donaghmore), Peter McGonnell (Killeeshil) 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.

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