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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 10th Of October

By Francis O'Neill Thu 13th Oct

fund3Fundraising Draw
We only have 5 weeks left of our Fundraising draw.  This fundraising draw is important to raise vital funds to bring our club debt free into 2017.  We would appreciate if everyone could do their bit and help us to achieve our target after all it’s Our Club – Your Club – One Club.  To everyone who has been out selling tickets this hasn’t gone unnoticed, every ticket sold is an investment into our fantastic club.  We appreciate that everyone has busy lives and so does every person who is already out selling tickets. Every ticket counts.  Many hands make light work.  If you are able to contribute to our clubs future please send a pm or contact any committee member who will put you in contact with a team leader.  Reminder for all team leaders – returns are to be made every Tuesday night in the committee room at 9pm sharp.

Scór na nÓg 2016
The first round of this year’s Scór na nÓg competition will be held on 4th, 5th and 6th of November, for club members under 17.
The competitions include: Ceilí Dancing, Recitation, Solo singing, Instrumental music group, Ballad Group, Set Dancing, Leiriú (a short production on Irish history).  If you would like to get involved in any of the competitions, please contact Mairead Hurson, send a pm or contact any committee member.

Dates For Your Diary
Tuesday 15th November – St Joseph’s Primary School, Galbally are hosting a parents evening on Internet Safety in the primary school from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.  Our children are growing up in a world were technology and social media are key to everyday life.  Please share.
Saturday 19th November – Annual Dinner Dance with Fundraising Draw  Venue: Galbally Community Centre / Music: The Miracles
Thursday 1st December – Youth Presentation Night at 7pm
Sunday 4th December – Annual AGM

Senior & Reserve Men
Our Reserve & Senior Men’s league game against Edendork has been rescheduled again – date to be confirmed.  Further details to follow.

Senior Ladies
Our Senior Ladies are through to the League Final where the girls will now play Castlederg.  Further details to follow.

U16 Girls
Commiserations to our U16 girls who bowed out of the championship on Sunday afternoon against Edendork.  Final Score:- Edendork St Malachy’s 9-7 v Galbally Pearses 6-5
Scorers:- Catherine Walker 2-03, Oonagh McKeown 2-02, Niamh Rafferty 1-00, Ciara Kelly 1-00 That’s the season over for the girls!  Well done to the team and management for their commitment this year.

U6 / U8 /U10 / U12 Boys and Girls Training
Training for our U6 / U8 / U10 / U12’s is over for the year.  We hope that everyone keeps practicing what they have learned over the last few months.  A massive thank you to all our coaches who have volunteered and taken time out of their busy schedules to train all the children.  Our Youth Presentation night is on Thursday 1st December at 7pm in Galbally Community Centre.  Refreshments will be provided and we have a guest presenter in attendance.

Club Lotto
No Jackpot Winner.  This week’s numbers (Tuesday 11th October) were: – 8, 5, 13 & 2.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 each: – Brenda McNulty, Paddy Corrigan, Emma Gillespie, & Seamus McVeigh x 2Next week’s jackpot returns to £1,450.  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 18th October at 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 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.  We know it’s only the start of October but we have decided to open our Christmas club to allow people to reserve & pay off on items over the next few months.  This also ensures that you will get the size that you need.  Once the stock is gone we will be unable to get extra sizes in before Christmas.

Health & Well-Being
Please see below a list of names, numbers and web addresses of organisations that offer services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing.  You never have to be alone.  There is always someone out there to speak to.
Niamh Louise Foundation 028 8775 3327
Lifeline 0808 808 8000
Samaritans 116 123
ZEST  028 7126 69999
AWARE Defeat Depression www.aware– 0845 120 2961

Congratulations and well done to our current committee man and club referee Sean Hurson who represented Piarsaigh an Ghallbhaile when he refereed the drawn County Final in Omagh on Sunday.
Well done to James Donnelly, Emma McBride & Senan Morgan who all represented Piarsaigh an Ghallbhaile in the Half Time games at the County Final and in the Skills competition in Garvaghey at the weekend.  You did your club proud.
Well done to our neighbouring clubs Pomeroy & Rock on winning the Intermediate & Junior Championships recently.

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Thoughts & Prayers
The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families of Packie Donnelly on his recent passing.  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 13th Oct

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