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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 20th Of June

By Francis O'Neill Fri 24th Jun

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Summer Camps
Friday 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.  Apply online or download form and return to Garvaghy before closing date.

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 powerwashing 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.  We would ask that the area in front of the bollards is kept clear in case of emergency.

Tyrone V Cavan
For the Ulster football championship replay – Tír Eoghain V an Cabhán on Sunday 3rd July ticketing arrangements and pricing are the same as for last Sunday’s game.  Children will only need to purchase a ticket for the Gerry Arthurs stand.  Tickets for students will only be available for the Hill and the O’Duffy Terrace.  Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the game at the venue, but will be HIGHER PRICED.  Any club member requesting a ticket through the club for the replay must place their name and number in the box provided in Tallys Mace.  This box will be collected on Saturday 25th June @ 8pm sharp.
Only members need apply and there will be no requests accepted after this date/time.

Senior & Reserve Men
Our reserves & seniors are playing Eglish in Eglish on Sunday 26th June @ 2.15pm & 3.45pm respectively in the Starred Round 3 of the ACL.

Senior Ladies
Our senior Ladies take on Moy in round 8 of the Junior League @ 7pm on Thursday 23rd June.  All support welcome.

U21 Men
Our U21’s travelled to Ardboe on Tuesday evening and were unfortunate not to come away with a win – Final Score:- Ardboe 1-10 Galbally 0-09

Upcoming Fixtures
Tuesday 28th June – Moortown v Galbally
Friday 1st July – Galbally v Stewartstown

U16 Boys
Training continues as normal in preparation for league – it is important that everyone is out at training.

U16 Girls
Training started on Monday night in preparation for the league.  If anyone is not included in the messaging service please contact Sinead McCann.

U12 Boys
Our U12 Boys are away to Kileeshil on Wednesday 22nd June in the next round of the league at 7.15pm.  All support welcome.

U12 Girls
Well done to our U12 girls who performed really well against Loughmacrory on 16th June.  There is no league game this week- next up is on Thursday 30th June – details will be given out by text / whatsapp.

U11 Boys
Well done to our U11 Boys who attended the Brendan McGlone & Kevin O’Gorman Tournaments in Aghaloo on Saturday.  Great performances all round.

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
Well done to our U8 (P3/P4) Boys who attended a blitz on Saturday in Edendork.  We had 2 teams in action and the boys played matches against Edendork, Donaghmore, Coalisland & Moortown.

U8 Girls
There will be a blitz this Saturday – details will be sent out by text / whatsapp.

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 there and ready to start at 7pm?  New bollards have been put in place at the lower side of the turnstiles for the safety of all our members.  We would ask that the area in front of the bollards is kept clear in case of emergency.

Gum Shields
EVERYONE who is playing for Galbally Pearses MUST wear a gumshield during training & when playing matches.

What’s happening in Pairc an Phiarsaigh?
We will be hosting the Ladies under 14 Grade 1 Championship Final Replay on Wednesday 22nd June in Pairc an Phiarsaigh @ 7.30pm between Aodh Ruadh V Killeeshil.

Club Wear
Can we ask all parents to ensure that their children 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 21st June) 4, 13, 3 & 16.  Our 5 lucky dip winners:- Christy McVeigh, John Armstrong, Mary C McVeigh, Seamus McVeigh & Cormac & Marc Lennon.  Our Club – Your Club – One Club. If you’re not in you can’t win! It could have been you!  Next week’s jackpot is £1100- if you’re not in you can’t win!  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 28th 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.

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
Our Last Man Standing Competition is now over.  The competition was strong and even after an extra round of fixtures no-one fell so we have 10 winners splitting the prize fund of £500 so £50 per person.

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.  It was a case of 3rd time lucky for the players and teachers of St Josephs Primary School winning the Simon McAleer Tournament in Pairc an Phiarsaigh on Friday.  Well done to everyone involved on yet another successful tournament.

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

The Martin Hurson Memorial Cup has now been scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13th July 2016 starting at 4pm.

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



By Francis O'Neill Fri 24th Jun

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