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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 13th Of June

By Francis O'Neill Fri 17th Jun

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Summer Camps
24th June is the closing date for the 2 summer camps being held in Pearse Park this summer (without having to pay £5 late fee).  Children can attend both camps.

Tyrone GAA Camp
Date: – Monday 1st August – Thursday 4th August

Venue: – Pearse Park, Galbally

Times: – 10am- 1.00pm

Ages: – 5-14

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Kellogg’s Cul Camp
Date: – Monday 15th- Friday 19th August

Venue: – Pearse Park, Galbally

Time: – 10.00am to 1pm

Ages: – 6-13


Pearse Park Clean Up
There has been plenty of work going on in Pearse Park over the past few weeks with tidying up, weeding, brushing and power washing so we would like to ask all users of our facilities to try and keep all areas tidy.  If there is any rubbish lying please put it in a bin.  New bollards have been put in place at the lower side of the turnstiles for the safety of all our members.

Tyrone V Cavan
Anyone who has ordered tickets for the Tyrone v Cavan match on Sunday can collect their tickets in the club shop between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Friday night.

Senior & Reserve Men
Our Reserve & Senior Men played Greencastle in Pearse Park on Sunday.


Senior:-      Galbally Pearses 1-8      Greencastle St Patrick’s 2-12

Reserve:-    Galbally Pearses 1-24   Greencastle St Patrick’s 1-8

Next up is Edendork in Pearse Park on Sunday 26th June.

Senior Ladies
On Saturday evening our Senior Ladies travelled to Coalisland to take on Coalisland in round 7 of the league.  Galbally’s tight defensive line as per previous games contributed greatly to both halves.  Up front Maeve McGlinchey and Eimear Tally scoring 3 points each, with Claire McKeown getting the last of the first half scores. The first half was a tight affair with Coalisland scoring a late goal to make it a draw 1-4 til Galbally’s 0-7

Half time : Galbally 0-7 Coalisland 1-4

The Second Half was to be Galbally’s as it continues to be the most effective periods in our games and was to be a repeat performance of that as the defence continue their impeccable play conceding 0-3 in 2nd half. Though the forwards made up for wasted chances in first half with a first attack of the second half by Justina Mulgrew which wasn’t to be her last, contributing to a second 10mins from time with Galbally’s both goals.  Eimear Tally was to get the only point in the second half for the Pearse’s to complete the night! A great team performance, as the Pearse’s ladies continue their unbeaten record.

Final Score:- Galbally Pearse’s 2-8 Coalisland Fianna 1-8

U21 Men
Well done to our under 21 team running out convincing winners over parish neighbours Donaghmore in Tuesday night’s game on a scoreline of Galbally 5-21Donaghmore 0-14.  Next up is Clonoe O’Rahillys in Galbally on Saturday evening (time to be confirmed).

Minor Men
Our minor men attended the Feile Frankie Tournament on Saturday won the Shield.  Well done lads! Great to see some silverware!

U16 Boys
Our U16’s travelled to Kildress and took part in the Lagan/Heagney Cup losing out to eventual winners Kildress.  Their league starts on the third week of July so it is important that everyone is out at training.

U16 Girls
Training starts next week in preparation for the league.  If anyone is not included in the messaging service please contact Sinead McCann.

U12 Boy
Our u12 Boys started their league on Wednesday 8th June in Pearse Park beating Clonoe on a scoreline Galbally 3-16 Clonoe O’Rahillys 3-12!   Our U12 boys attended the Joe McDonnell tournament hosted by Lamh Dhearg, Belfast on Saturday with great performances all round reaching the semi-final stages.  On Wednesday 15th June our U12’s travelled to Fintona losing on a scoreline Fintona 4-11 Galbally 2-11.

U12 Girls
Well done to our U12 girls who had their first league game on Thursday 9th June in Pearse Park.  Although the scores aren’t officially kept the girls put on a brilliant performance and scores were a plenty. Next up is Loughmacrory on Thursday 16th June – details given out by text / whatsapp.

U11 Boys
Our U11 (Primary 7) Boys will be attending the Brendan McGlone & Kevin O’Gorman Tournaments in Aghaloo on Saturday.

U10 Boys
Our U10 Boys (Primary 5 & 6) attended a blitz in Edendork on Saturday where they played against Edendork, Donaghmore, Aghaloo, Omagh, Stewartstown & Kileeshil.

U10 Girls
Well done to our U10 Girls who had a busy week last week with a friendly match in Donaghmore and blitz in Dungannon.  The next blitz will be on 25th June.

U8 Boys
Our U8 (P3/P4) Boys are attending a Blitz on Saturday 18th June in Edendork.  The boys will be playing matches against Edendork, Donaghmore, Coalisland & Moortown.  Further details will be given out at training tomorrow night.

U8 Girls
Well done to our U8 Girls who had a busy week last week with a friendly match in Donaghmore and blitz in Dungannon.  The next blitz will be on 25th June.

U6 / U8 / U10 Boys & 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.

Club Wear
Can we ask all parents to ensure that their child(ren) when representing the club in matches / blitzes that they are wearing the club shorts and socks!  These are available in our Club Shop (open Friday nights 7.30pm to 8.30pm)

Club Lotto
No Jackpot Winner.  This week’s numbers (Tuesday 15th June) 5, 12, 10& 13.  Our 5 lucky dip winners:- Mick Donnelly, Betty McAleer, James Kelly, Noel Donaghy & Líam Óg Mcauley.  Next week’s jackpot is £1050- if you’re not in you can’t win!  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 21st 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
Following on from our gate collection at our St Patrick’s Day Mass we were able to present Rian McNulty, Cormac McAleer, Mia Loughran, Ellen Quinn & Anton Quinn Gaeltacht scholarships for their upcoming visits to the Gaeltacht during the summer.

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.

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!  Hard Luck to all the players and teachers of St Josephs Primary School  who lost out in the final of the Cabragh Cup final on Monday against Donaghmore.  It was not to be on Wednesday when they reached another final at The Tyrone Gaa mBunscol Finals runners up by 1point after extra time to Edendork.  Hopefully luck with strike 3rd time lucky for this group of lads on Friday in the Simon McAleer tournament hosted by St Josephs Primary School in Pearse Park.

Dates for your Diaries:-

Sunday 3rd July:-                         Miles for Cystic Fibrosis

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.

Wednesday 13th July:-            Martin Hurson Tournament

More details to follow

Sunday 7th August:-                   Path of the Pearses Cycle Sportive

Following the major success of our Path of the Pearses club cycle last year, we are hosting a cycle sportive on Sunday 7th August with 30 & 60 miles routes.  This event will be fully supported with stewards, sweeper vans & food stops with refreshments on return.  Cyclists of all abilities welcome (over 16 only).  Sign on is at 7.30am with the first cyclists away at 8am!  £10 Entry per person.

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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.

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