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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 22nd Of August

By Francis O'Neill Wed 24th Aug

fund3Fundraising Draw

On Sunday 31st July we launched our 2016 fundraising draw.  We have various teams out on the roads selling tickets for the lucky winner to be in with the chance of winning £10,000 (Total Prize fund £15,000).  If you or your children benefit from our fantastic facilities we would appreciate if you were able to give up some time to go out with our sellers to help fundraise please contact any of our committee members- even if it’s one evening a week.  Reminder for all team leaders – returns are to be made every Tuesday night in the committee room at 9pm sharp.

Senior & Reserve Men

Hard luck to our Reserve & Senior Men against a strong Omagh side.

All roads head back to Omagh on Friday 26th August when our senior men will be playing in the Championship against Coalisland at 8.15pm.  Please note that his is the second match of a double header with Aghayran v Pomeroy at 6.45pm.  All support welcome.

Senior Ladies

Monday night saw the battle of the Pearses in which Galbally Pearses played their last league game away to Fintona Pearses.  A win for Galbally would secure top place in the junior league and a place in the league playoffs.  Welcome returns to Niamh Donnelly back from America and Amy Carberry from injury was a much needed blessing as in recent weeks Galbally Pearses lost their first league game and championship first round within a week.  Though all that behind it was a great team performance with all 18 girls making major impacts across the field, defence stayed strong throughout, especially in second half only conceding 0-3. For the ladies of Galbally it was the final 1-6 in last quarter that finished any hope of a revival from Fintona.  Scorers: Celine Carberry 1-3, Eimear Tally 1-3, Adrianna McNamee 1-1, Claire McKeown 0-3, Maeve McGlinchey 0-2.  Final score :  Galbally Pearse’s 3-12 Fintona Pearse’s 1-8.  Congratulations to the girls on completing season as league leaders and wish all the best in the playoff’s!

U16 Boys

Next up in the U16 Football League is Dungannon Clarkes at home on Thursday 25th August @ 7.15pm.  All Support Welcome.

U16 Girls

Our U16 girls were unlucky to not come away with a win on Thursday night and had to settle for a draw against Fintona at home.  Next up is Edendork on Saturday afternoon at 2pm.

U12 Boys

Training continues on Thursday night at 6.30pm sharp.  Our U12s played in the Thomas Clarke tournament on Saturday defending their title playing great football despite the bad weather. They were playing against teams from Magherafelt, Truagh, Dromore, Carrickmore & finally Moortown in the final.  Galbally were 2 points up with seconds to go when Moortown were awarded a penalty that they converted winning by the narrow of margins.  Hard luck to the all lads that played their hearts out.  Our U12 Boys have been invited to the Harte/Mullan Tournament in Loughmacrory this weekend.  More details to follow.

U12 Girls

Our U12 girls played their last league game last Thursday night against Aghaloo winning well.  There will be a number of friendlies organised in the coming weeks – more details to follow.  Our U12 girls will be attending an Ulster U12 blitz on Saturday 1st October 2016 in Hilltown, Co Down, where they will be playing against teams from all over Ulster – more details to follow.

U10 Boys

Well done to our U10 boys who made the long journey on Saturday to Buncrana to take part in the Sean Masterson Cup and have come home WINNERS!  Well done to the Galbally A team who topped their group going on to beat Ardara in the semi final against Truagh of Monaghan 10 points to 4 in the final.  Commiserations to the Galbally B team who were narrowly beaten in their final by the hosts Buncranna.  There was some consolation with James Rafferty named player of the tournament for the B team.  Well done to all the Boys and all the management.

Dates of upcoming blitzes: – 10th September & 24th September.  Details of venues / times will be confirmed closer to the time.

U10 Girls

Training continues as normal this Thursday night from 7pm – 8pm.  There is a blitz this Saturday 27th August– details have been sent out by text/whatsapp.  Our U10 girls will be attending an Ulster U10 blitz on Saturday 17th September 2016 in O’Donovan Rossa, Magherafelt, where they will be playing against teams from all over Ulster- more details to follow.

U8 Boys

Training continues as normal this Thursday night from 7pm – 8pm.  The next U8 boys blitz is this Saturday 27th August – further details to follow.

U8 Girls

Training continues as normal this Thursday night from 7pm – 8pm.  There is a blitz this Saturday 27th August– details have been sent out by text/whatsapp.  Dates of upcoming blitzes: – 17th September.  Details of venues / times will be confirmed closer to the time.

U6 / U8 / U10 Boys and Girls Training

Training resumes as normal this Thursday night from 7pm – 8pm (7pm – 7.45pm for U6’s).

Club Lotto

No Jackpot Winner!  This week’s numbers (Tuesday 23rd August) were: – 11, 8, 6 & 2.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 each: – Laverne Nugent, Mary F Gillespie, Seamus McVeigh, Martin McCool & Marian Kerr.  Our Club – Your Club – One Club.  If you’re not in you can’t win! It could have been you!  Next week’s jackpot returns to £1100.   Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 30th August @ 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.

Special Mention

Hard luck to Laura Kane & all her Tyrone team mates who lost to Clare in the TG4 All Ireland Intermediate Football Championship Quarter Finals on Saturday 20th August.  The following children were selected from the 2016 Kellogg’s Summer Camps to participate in the half time games at the Tyrone Senior County Hurling Final: Annabelle Quinn, Rachel Kelly, Senan Morgan and Odhrán McNulty.

All children are requested to meet at the small side gate at the right hand side of the main turnstiles off the Gortin Road between 1:00 – 1:20pm on Sunday.  All children are requested to come kitted out in the 2016 Club Tyrone Kit / Kellogg’s Kit and to bring the following: Hurl, Helmet, Football boots, Warm tracksuit, & Additional warm clothing if required.

The following players are asked to attend the U14 Academy Football Blitz in Garvaghey this Saturday at 11.30am:- John Hetherington & Conor Mc Keown.  All players report to dressing rooms for 10.45am.  Club gear and Gum Shield compulsory.

Club Shop

Since our committee are out selling tickets for our Club Fundraiser we will be changing the opening times of the club shop until the end of the draw.  The club shop will now be open on Sunday mornings from 11am – 12noon sharp.

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Thoughts & Prayers

The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of former youth player Shane (Rocky) Rafferty & Gerard Nevin (Eglish).  May they Rest in Peace.  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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