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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 13th Of March

By Francis O'Neill Fri 17th Mar

St Patrick’s Day 2017

Preparations are well under way for our Annual St Patrick’s Day Celebrations.  Our Annual Club Mass will be held at 10am in St John’s Chapel with the Annual Irish Language Collection.  This will be followed by our Big Breakfast in Galbally Community Centre.  All donations will be welcome at the door.  We will be holding the popular coloring-in competition for all primary pupils and these have been distributed this week.  Everyone is welcome for food, music, talent, craic and family fun.

Senior Men
Our Senior men have been drawn against Coalisland in the first round of the Senior Championship.  Focus is now on preparations for the Senior League at the beginning of April.

Minor Boys
Training continues this Wednesday night at 7.15pm to 8.30pm sharp.  Well done to our minor boys  with a great win over Kildress after a very entertaining match on a scoreline Kildress 4-05 Galbally 3-10.  Next up is Round 3 on Sunday 19th March at home to Moortown at 1pm.  Our Minor Boys have been drawn against Cappagh in the opening round of their Championship.

Complete List Of 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 7pm to 8pm.  Everyone welcome.  Our minor girls had a great win on Sunday against Owen Roes in Pearse Park on a score-line Galbally 5-7 Owen Roes 2-03.  Team & Scorers:- Cara McNulty, Cara Quinn, Saoirse Condon, Eimear Condon, Maire McElhone, Clodagh Corr, Ciara Kelly (1-00), Shannon McKeown (1-00), Niamh Rafferty (1-03), Celine Knipe (0-04), Ciara O’Neill, Oonagh McKeown (2-00), Saorlaith McKeown, Subs used: Mia Loughran, Aoibheann Christie.  Our minor girls have their 4th league game of 2017 on Sunday 19th March @ 4pm in Pearse Park against Strabane.  All support welcome.

Our Minor Girls are competing in Grade 3 this year.  Complete List Of 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 6.30pm to 7.30pm sharp.  Our U14 boys will compete in Grade 2A this year.  Well done to our U14 Boys on their convincing win on Saturday against Edendork.  Final Score:- Edendork 1-04 Galbally 7-11.  Team & Scorers:- Padraig Quinn, Anton Quinn, Eoghan Carberry, Cormac O’Donnell, Ciaran Nugent, Rory Hetherington, Dara Hetherington, James Donnelly (1-03), Barry Carberry (2-03) , Conor Kane(0-01), Owen Dickson (0-03) Sean Hughes (1-01), Ryan McElroy (1-00), Joseph Corrigan (2-00), Matthew McCool
Up next for our U14 boys is their 3rd league match at home to Kildress at 1pm.  In the championship draw our U14’s have been drawn away to Clonoe – dates to be confirmed.

 Complete List Of 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.  Our U14 Girls were unfortunate to loose to a strong Moy team on Monday night in their opening league game of 2017.  The next league game in our U14 league is Round 3 at home on Saturday 18th March at 4pm against Beragh.

Pearse Og Programme
Our ever popular Pearse Og Programme will run for 5 weeks beginning on Thursday 9th March in Galbally Community Centre from 7pm to 8pm.  This will be strictly for current Primary 1 & 2 children.  Membership forms have been handed out in Galbally Primary School and must be brought on Thursday night.  If your child attends another Primary School in the area, please email to get these emailed to you.
This week we will be introducing Primary 3 children.  Primary 3 girls will be indoor and Primary 3 Boys will be outdoor.  
Please wear suitable footwear.  Can all hoodies / jackets be clearly marked with your child’s name? 

Club Lotto
No Jackpot Winner.  This week’s numbers (Tuesday 14th March) were: – 14, 9, 6 & 10.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 each were: Seamus McVeigh, Darragh Donaghy, Pat Quinn (Crannogue), Seamus Corrigan & Mickey Armstrong.  Next week’s jackpot returns to £2500.  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 21st March 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.

Good Luck
Good luck to Cathal Kelly, Conor Quinn, Cormaic Donnelly, Caoimhin Quinn, Peadar McCaughey & Marc Lennon and the rest of the St Ciaran’s School in the McLarnon Final on St Patrick’s Day.

Special Mention

Commiserations to Laura Kane & Michelle McGuigan & their team mates in UUC & UUJ on loosing out in the final & semi – final of the Lagan & Lynch Cups at the O’Connor Cup weekend this weekend.  Great to see Galbally represented at this level.

Galbally Friends Fund

Galbally Friends Funds has recently been set up as a charity that will serve the Galbally area to provide support to those living with a palliative diagnosis or with complex health needs.  There will be an official launch night on Friday 24th March at 8.30pm.  A Spinathon Fundraiser has been organised on 15th April – please contact Paddy on 077 1088 3125 if you are interested in participating.


The families of Deon and Celine Robinson have organised a 3 mile walk commencing from Galbally Community Centre on Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 11.30am.  Deon, a former coach with Galbally Pearses, suffered a massive Stroke 6 months ago and now suffers from Asphasia (he has no speech and his understanding limited) and weakness down his right side.  Refreshments will be served in The Mc Caughey Suite afterwards.  Voluntary donations gratefully accepted.

Club Shop
Our Club Shop will be closed this Friday night due to St Patrick’s Day.  It will re-open on Friday 24th March 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: –

***Please note that the closing date for Club na Phiarsaigh & Standard Membership is Mid March as all members must be registered by 31st March***

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
Issues have been raised recently in relation to Internet Usage in our community.  We would encourage as many parents to be aware of for your child’s Internet usage and Online Reputation. 

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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.

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