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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 20th Of February

By Francis O'Neill Wed 22nd Feb

For anyone who hasn’t attended our recent training we would encourage as many to book in and attend the following workshops.  All Child Protection Workshops will commence at 7pm. Wednesday 22nd February – Tyrone GAA Centre, Garvaghey
Wednesday 22nd February – Derrylaughan GAC
Friday 24th February – Strabane GAC

We would encourage as many of our members to undertake the Foundation Level Training as it is vitally important to develop our club.  Dates available are as follows:
Saturday 25th February – Tyrone GAA Centre, Garvaghey

All coach education courses will commence at 9:30am on the Saturday.  Coaches who attend the foundation coaching award course must also complete the child protection workshop, failure to do so will result in them not being certified as a Foundation Award Coach.

Course Fees
Foundation Award Course – £25 (this includes child protection fee)
Child Protection Workshop (only) – £10
To register for any of the above courses please contact Anne Daly at / 028 85567723
Alternatively, Tyrone Ladies are running a FUNdamentals / Foundation Course that will take place on Saturday 25th February in St Enda’s GFC Omagh.  Course will start at 10am sharp and finish by 4pm.  Lunch will be provided.  The cost of this is £15 per person.  All managers, mentors and coaches must have this course to be able to coach any of their girl’s teams and they must be over 16 years of age.  Any club which has anyone interested please contact by Friday 17th February before 5pm.

We would encourage all our members who are actively involved in our club to complete the Access NI Vetting Form (document is available in downloads section of the website).   

Senior Men
Hard luck to our young team of senior men loosing out to Dungiven in Pairc na Gael on Sunday on a scoreline Galbally 0-10 Dungiven 2-07.  Our Senior Men play Granemore on Sunday 26th February at 12noon in Granemore, Co Armagh.

Minor Boys
Training continues this Wednesday night at 7.15pm sharp.  Our Minors will be completing in the Ryan Tierney U18 Memorial Tournament in Clogher this Sunday 26th February.  Details will be given out at training.

Our Minor Boys will be competing in Grade 1a this year.  Fixtures are as follows:

Round 1 – 04-03-2017 (Sat) Galbally Pearses V Ardboe O’Donovan Rossa

Round 2 – 12-03-2017 (Sun) Kildress Wolfe Tones V Galbally Pearses

Round 3 – 19-03-2017 (Sun) Galbally Pearses V Moortown St Malachy’s

Round 4 – 26-03-2017 (Sun) Eglish St Patrick’s V Galbally Pearses

Round 5 – 29-03-2017 (Wed) Galbally Pearses V Killeeshil St Mary’s

Round 6 – 05-04-2017 (Wed) Galbally Pearses V BYE

Round 7 – 12-04-2017 (Wed) Dungannon Thomas Clarkes V Galbally Pearses

Round 8 – 19-04-2017 (Wed) Ardboe O’Donovan Rossa V Galbally Pearses

Round 9 – 26-04-2017 (Wed) Galbally Pearses V Kildress Wolfe Tones

Round 10 – 03-05-2017 (Wed) Moortown St Malachy’s V Galbally Pearses

Round 11 – 10-05-2017 (Wed) Galbally Pearses V Eglish St Patrick’s

Round 12 – 17-05-2017 (Wed) Killeeshil St Mary’s V Galbally Pearses

Round 13 – 02-06-2017 (Fri) BYE V Galbally Pearses

Round 14 – 09-06-2017 (Fri) Galbally Pearses V Dungannon Thomas Clarkes

Minor Girls
Training continues on Thursday night from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.  Everyone welcome.  

Our Minor Girls are competing in Grade 3 this year.  Fixtures are as follows:

Round 1 – 25-02-2017 (Sat) @ 16:00 Donaghmore St Patrick’s V Galbally Pearses

Round 2 – 04-03-2017 (Sat) @ 16:00 Galbally Pearses V BYE

Round 3 – 12-03-2017 (Sun) @ 16:00 Galbally Pearses V Owen Roe O’Neill’s

Round 4 – 19-03-2017 (Sun) @ 16:00 Galbally Pearses V Strabane Sigersons

Round 5 – 27-03-2017 (Mon) @ 18:30 Galbally Pearses V Omagh St Enda’s

Round 6 – 03-04-2017 (Mon) 18:30 Coalisland Fianna V Galbally Pearses

Round 7 – 11-04-2017 (Tue) @ 18:30 Badoney (Gortin) V Galbally Pearses

Round 8 – 17-04-2017 (Mon) @ 18:45 Dromore St Dympna’s V Galbally Pearses

Round 9 – 25-04-2017 (Tue) @ 18:45 Galbally Pearses V Ardboe O’Donovan Rossa

U14 Boys
Training continues on Thursday night at 7pm sharp.  

Our U14 boys will compete in Grade 2A this year.  Fixtures are as follows:

Round 1 – 05-03-2017 (Sun) Galbally Pearses V Coalisland Fianna

Round 2 – 11-03-2017 (Sat) Edendork St Malachy’s V Galbally Pearses

Round 3 – 18-03-2017 (Sat) Galbally Pearses V Kildress Wolfe Tones

Round 4 – 25-03-2017 (Sat) Galbally Pearses V BYE

Round 5 – 31-03-2017 (Fri) Clonoe O’Rahilly’s V Galbally Pearses

Round 6 – 08-04-2017 (Sat) Galbally Pearses V Cookstown FrRocks

Round 7 – 11-04-2017 (Tue) Moy Tír na nÓg V Galbally Pearses

Round 8 – 22-04-2017 (Sat) Coalisland Fianna V Galbally Pearses

Round 9 – 29-04-2017 (Sat) Galbally Pearses V Edendork St Malachy’s

Round 10 – 05-05-2017 (Fri) Kildress Wolfe Tones V Galbally Pearses

Round 11 – 13-05-2017 (Sat) BYE V Galbally Pearses

Round 12 – 20-05-2017 (Sat) Galbally Pearses V Clonoe O’Rahilly’s

Round 13 – 27-05-2017 (Sat) Fr Rocks V Galbally Pearses

Round 14 – 31-05-2017 (Wed) Galbally Pearses V Moy Tír na nÓg

U14 Girls
Training continues this Wednesday night from 7pm to 8pm. 

There has been 2 friendly’s organised this week:
Thursday 23rd February @ 7.30pm against Donaghmore in Galbally
Sunday 26th February @ 1.30pm against Tattyreagh in Tattyreagh. 

Club Lotto
No Jackpot Winner.  This week’s numbers (Tuesday 21st February) were: 4, 8, 3 & 5.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 each were: M Gormley (Crannogue), Francie Quinn, Pat Quinn (Crannogue), Caoimhe Murphy & Noel Murphy.  Next week’s jackpot returns to £2350.  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 28th February 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
Our Club Shop will be opened this Friday night from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.  Membership for 2017 can be paid during this time.

Club Membership
We welcome back our existing members this year and would also encourage new members to come and be part of our club.  Only paid up members for 2017 are eligible and insured to use club facilities and train/play for Galbally Pearses.   It is important that anyone who intends to play football for our club is registered – if you are not registered you will not be able to play, apply for Gaeltacht Grant or participate in the Scor.  Thank you for your continued support & we welcome you to be a part of our GAA community & club.  We will be holding a registration evening in February – more details to follow.

2017 Membership:
Adults: – £30// Husband & Wife: – £50 // Student/Over 65 years: – £10 // Youth (Under 18): – £5 – Please note that if you are a Club na Piarsaigh member this covers membership for husband & wife, but not children.

Club na Piarsaigh
Subscriptions are now due for the 2017 year for anyone paying annually.  If you wish to join our scheme this covers your membership for the year.  If you require further information please contact any committee member or email for an information pack or download from our website: –

Congratulation to committee member Paddy Tally & Senior Team manager Archie Beattie & the St Mary’s Panel on their historic win in the final of the Sigersion final in Ballyhaunis. 
Congratulations to Ciaran Corrigan and the University of Magee on winning the Corn na Mac Leinn trophy in Ballyhaunis in the University Finals.  Great to see Galbally Pearses represented at this level.

Thank You
Thank you to Murphy Gloves for their donation of Gloves and Hats to our Senior Men for the season ahead.

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.
Minding Your Head has information on how to protect your mental and emotional wellbeing and the issues that can affect it, eg anxiety or depression.
About Helplines. Helplines Network NI is a membership led organisation consisting of over 25 different helplines operating across Northern Ireland.
The Niamh Louise Foundation – Suicide Support Group 028 8775 3327
Niamh Louise Youth Street Collection Dungannon.  Thank you to all those who volunteered & who donated to our street collection in Dungannon Square on Saturday.
Lifeline 0808 808 8000
Facing the Future has been developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care to support people affected by suicide.  116 123
We as an organisation and as individuals will give supportive care to people suffering emotional pain and hurt.  028 7126 69999
AWARE Defeat Depression  0845 120 2961

Internet Safety
Following on from a successful presentation hosted by St Josephs Primary School, Galbally we would encourage as many parents to be aware of for your child’s Internet usage and Online Reputation.  Further details available from the primary school.

Club Notes
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Thoughts & Prayers
The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Ann Rafferty (nee McGuire) on her 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.

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