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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 6th Of June

By Francis O'Neill Thu 9th Jun

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Pearse Park clean-up
Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to help with the clean up at Pearse Park.  It was all very much appreciated.  There will be another day organised soon.
Senior & Reserve Men
Our Reserve & Senior Men play Greencastle this Sunday at home at 2.15pm & 3.45pm respectively.  All support welcome.
Senior Ladies
Pearse Park was the venue for Round 6 of the junior tie between Galbally & Clonoe on Wednesday 1st June.  Clonoe started the brighter and held a commanding lead at half time 4-3 til 2-3. The Pearses scores came from Amy Carberry, Catherine Walker and Celine Carberry scoring 2-01.
Clonoe were first to score after half-time and from straight after the throw up they scored another goal leaving Galbally 9 down and all to do. Though not to be out shined on their own turf, with determination Galbally scored 1-11 in the 2nd half, with experience on the Pearses side Eimear Tally, Whonita Hagan, Justina Mulgrew and Amy Carberry all contributing to those scores.
A team performance that the management and Pearse’s supporters was proud off.  A special mention with Celine Carberry starting at full forward and finishing in Midfield completed her tally of 3-4.
A mention to Clonoe, great young footballing team and a force to be reckoned with in the future!
Final score:- Galbally Pearses 3-14 Clonoe O’Rahillys 6-3
On Monday 6th June Pearse Park hosted the Senior ladies Junior league round 3 re-fixture between Galbally Pearse’s Ladies and neighbours Pomeroy. Pomeroy was quickest out of the blocks with 1-2 without response inside first 10mins, though not to be out done on home ground Pearse’s ladies well worked ball from defence directly to the forwards resulted in some fine scores from Claire McKeown and Celine Carberry breaking down the Pomeroy defence, with Eimear Tally’s two points & Amy Carberry one point.  Galbally went into the half time break on top.
Half time score Galbally 1-5 : Pomeroy 1-3
Galbally Ladies been the most effective in the second half periods in previous games and was to be a repeat performance of that as the defence continue their impeccable play.  The McGuigan sisters Michelle & Alicia controlled the game at the edge of square with Laura Kane in goals pulling saves off at the highest of standards.  Individual Performances from Sarah Rafferty, Justina Mulgrew & Sinead McCann all contributed to a solid defensive line only conceding 3 scores in second half!
Too many great performances to mention with Pearses subs making excellent use of fresh legs and helped contribute to 2-7 in second half.  Both second half goals came way of Justina Mulgrew and Claire McKeown to kill all chances of a comeback from a physical and spirited Pomeroy side.
Final Score:-  Galbally Pearses 3-12 Pomeroy Plunkett’s 2-5
Scorers : Claire McKeown 1-1 Celine Carberry 1-2 Amy Carberry 0-1 Alanna McKeown 0-1 Justina Mulgrew 1-2 Eimear Tally 0-5
We would like to wish Niamh Donnelly a healthy & safe journey in America and wish her a speedy return to the team.
U21 Men
We have entered a team into the U21 knock out competition this year.
Upcoming Fixtures:-
Tuesday 14th June U21 Football League at 8pm – Donaghmore V Galbally Pearse’s
Saturday 18th June U21 Football League at 6pm – Galbally Pearse’s V Stewartstown
Minor Men
Our minors have been invited to attend the Feile Frankie in Ardboe this Saturday 11th June.
Under 14 (Boys)
Hard Luck to our U14 who lost in the league Semi-Final on Thursday evening against Clann na Gael.
That finishes the season for our young U14 team, but with many still eligible for U12’s and the older ones able to play for U16 there will be plenty of football for the rest of the year.
Under 14 (Girls)
In a highly entertaining Derby championship preliminary round fixture, the U14 girls took on Donaghmore in the St Patrick’s grounds. It was an intense start, with captain Maire McElhone running the troops in defence to hold Donaghmore out to their first score late into the first quarter, with Annabel Quinn and Eilis Tally both impressing in full back.
Galbally had some fine runs up the pitch through Niamh Rafferty, Emer Condon and Ellen Quinn but were unfortunately we’re unable to get between the posts.
A goal from Donaghmore left Galbally trailing 1-3 to 0-0 at half time.
Galbally were certainly first out of the blocks in the second half, blasting in two goals after each other. The first came from Niamh Rafferty who capitalised on a long ball in, and the second from a quick reacting Saoirlaith McKeown who passed into Niamh Rafferty on the edge of the square.
It became end to end again after this, however, unfortunately despite tiring runs from from the half forward line and offensive wing back Emma Carberry, Galbally weren’t to score for the rest of the game, Donaghmore firing through two goals to finish it out.
A heartbreaking result after a performance the girls can be so proud of.
Team:- Kayleigh Loughran, Eilis Tally, Annabel Quinn, Clara McDonald, Erin McDonald, Maire McElhone, Emma Carberry, Ellen Quinn, Mia Loughran, Rachel Kelly, Niamh Rafferty, Clara Carberry, Emer Condon, Niamh McElhone, Saoirlaith McKeown
Subs used: Emma McBride for S. McKeown; Aoibheann Christie for E. McDonald; Alannah McNulty for C. McDonald; Aideen McGlone for C. Carberry
That finishes the season for our young U14 team, but with many still eligible for U12’s and the older ones able to play for U16 there will be plenty of football for the rest of the year.
U12 Girls
Well done to our U12 girls who attended their blitz on Saturday winning 5/6 of their matches.
Their league begins this Thursday night against Rock at home at 7.30pm.  If you haven’t received a text/whatsapp in relation to this please send message to 078 2544 3088 to be included.
U8 & U10 Girls
Our U8 girls (primary 3 & 4) & U10 (primary 5 & 6) have a friendly against Donaghmore on Wednesday 8th June at 7pm.  All girls are to be in Donaghmore no later than 6.30pm.
There is a blitz scheduled for our U8 & U10 girls this Saturday – more details to follow.  If you haven’t received a text/whatsapp in relation to this please send message to 078 2544 3088 to be included.
U6 / U8 / U10 / U12 (Boys) & U6 Girls
This week’s U8 / U10 / U12 training will take place on Thursday night at 7pm – 8pm SHARP.   (7pm – 7.45pm sharp for all U6’s).  Any U6’s attending MUST have a parent accompanying them to training.  Can we ask that everyone is ready to start at 7pm?
Gum Shields
EVERYONE who is playing for Galbally Pearses MUST wear a gumshield during training & when playing matched.
Dates for your Diaries
Wednesday 13th July:- Martin Hurson Tournament
Sunday 14th August:- Path of the Pearses Cycle Sportive
Club Lotto
Congratulations to our Jackpot winner this evening Shayne Tierney winning £3850!
If you’re not in you can’t win! It could have been you!
This week’s numbers (Tuesday 7th June) were: 2, 6, 9 & 12.
Next week’s jackpot is £1000- if you’re not in you can’t win!
Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 14th June @ 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 Grants
Anyone who applied for the Tyrone GAA Gaeltacht sponsorship has been successful in their application.  The presentation of awards will take place at the Garvaghey Centre on Wednesday 8th June at 7.30 pm. All recipients must attend this presentation.
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 August
Venue: – Pearse Park, Galbally
Times: – 10am- 1.00pm
Ages: – 5-14
Link: –
Kellogg’s Cul Camp
Date: – Monday 15th- Friday 19th August
Venue: – Pearse Park, Galbally
Time: – 10.00am to 2.30pm
Ages: – 6-13
Last Man Standing
We are down to 10 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 from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.
Special Mention
Good luck to all our club members who have been and will be sitting exams over the next few weeks.  Keep the heads down and it will all be worth it.
Miles for Cystic Fibrosis
Keep Sunday 3rd July 2016 free.  There will be a 5km & 10km run as well as 5km walk from Galbally Community Centre, organised in association with Galbally Runners to raise funds for the Regional Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Unit at the Royal Hospital Belfast for Sick Children (RBHSC).  Check out Facebook for more details.
Club Notes
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Thoughts & Prayers
Our thoughts and prayers are with any families in the area who are dealing with bereavement or 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 9th Jun

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