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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 24th Of April

By Francis O'Neill Thu 27th Apr

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: –

Club Shop
Our Club Shop will be open on Friday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

We would encourage all our members who are actively involved in our club to complete the Access NI Vetting Form.

Club Wear
As our season is underway for most of our teams it is important that our players represent our club with pride.  We ask that every player comes ready for each match with the correct gear:
Galbally Jersey (U8/10’s only), Galbally White Crested Shorts, Galbally Blue Club Socks, Gloves (if required), appropriate outerwear.  These are available to purchase in our club shop on Friday nights (between 7.30pm & 8.30pm) and during Senior Men matches.

Senior Men
Hard luck to our Senior & Reserve Men who lost to Coalisland on Sunday Evening.  Reserve: Final Score: Coalisland 0-20 Galbally 1-7  Senior: Final Score: Coalisland 1-11 Galbally 1-9.  Next up for our Reserves & Seniors is away to Pomeroy on Sunday afternoon at 2.15pm & 3.45pm. 

Senior Ladies
Ladies Division 2 Intermediate League
Round 1:  Sunday 30th April @ 6.30pm  Cappagh V Galbally

Minor Boys
Our Minor Boys have had 2 games in the last week:
Final Scores:
Wednesday 19th April Ardboe 4-14 Galbally 2-9
Tuesday 25th April Galbally 3-15 Kildress 2-9
Next up is away to Moortown on Wednesday 3rd May @ 7.30pm.

Minor Girls
Well Done to our Minor Girls on getting through to the Grade 3 League Final after a tough encounter against Ardboe in a chilly Pearse Park.  The winners of this battle would earn themselves in the final and it was down to the dying minutes with a last minute goal that sealed the final spot for our Girls – Date & Venue to be confirmed!  Well done to all the girls and management.
Final Score: Galbally 4-05 Ardboe 3-05  Next up is Championship against Owen Roes- date to be confirmed.

U14 Boys
Well done to our U14 boys on a great win against Coalisland on Saturday afternoon.
Team & Scorers:- Padraig Quinn, Darren Clarke, Rory Hetherington (0-01), Cormac O’Donnell, Ciaran Nugent, Senan Morgan, Dara Hetherington, Barry Carberry (1-01), Eoghan Carberry, Conor Kane (1-01), Owen Dickson (0-01), James Donnely (2-05), Sean Hughes (1-00), Ryan McElroy, Joseph Corrigan (1-00).  Subs Used:- Anton Quinn for Darren Clarke, Louis Kelly (2-00) for Ryan McElroy, Mark Tally for Cormac O’Donnell, Matthew McCool for Ciaran Nugent.
Next up for our U14 Boys is to Feile in Pearse Park on Wednesday 26th April competing against Moy, Cookstown & Kildress.

U14 Girls
Hard luck to our U14 Girls who lost against Edendork on Thursday evening.  Next up is away to Moortown on Saturday afternoon at 2pm.  Everyone to be ready to leave Pearse Park at 12.45pm.

U12 Boys (Primary 7 & 1st Year)
Training commences on Tuesdays from 7pm – 8pm.

U10 Boys (Primary 5 & 6)
Training continues this Thursday evening for our U10 Boys (Primary 5 & 6) from 7pm – 8pm.  Dates of upcoming Blitzes (venues confirmed closer to time):- Sat 13th May / Sat 27th May / Sat 17th June / Sat 8th July / Sat 29th July / Sat 19th August / Sat 9th Sept / Sat 23rd Sept / Sat 14th Oct / Sat 28th Oct.

U10 Girls (Primary 5 & 6)
Training has been changed to Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm. 

U8 Boys (Primary 3 & 4)
Training continues on Wednesday night from 7pm to 8pm.
Dates of upcoming Blitzes (venues confirmed closer to time):- Sat 29th April / Sat 20th May / Sat 10th June / Sat 24th June / Sat 22nd July / Sat 12th August / Sat 26th August / Sat 16th Sept / Sat 30th Sept / Sat 21st Oct / Sat 4th Nov.

U8 Girls (Primary 3 & 4)
Training has been changed to Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm.

U6 Girls & Boys (Primary 1 & 2)
Training continues this Thursday night from 7pm to 7.45pm.  Any U6’s attending MUST have a parent accompanying them to training. We would encourage as many parents to lend a helping hand even if it’s to accompany for the toilet runs.

For everyone’s safety, can all parents ensure that their child is collected from the gate at the training fields?  Gum shields must be worn by all players when training.  All clothing is to be clearly marked with your child’s name.

Club Lotto
No Jackpot Winner. This week’s numbers (Tuesday 25th April) were: – 12, 6, 16 & 1.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 each were:  Brendan Harvey, Marian Kerr, Martin McKillion, Claire O’Neill & Kieran McElduff.  Next week’s jackpot returns to £2800.  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 2nd May 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.

Thank You
Anyone who has been to Pearse Park recently will have noticed that we have a brand new scoreboard to enhance our fantastic facilities.  This fully electronic scoreboard has been generously sponsored by Palfinger (Seamus Kane & Luke Carberry).  Our old (not so old) scoreboard will be relocated to Pairc na Gael / Pairc na Hurson.

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.

Congratulations and well done to Cormaic Donnelly who picked himself up 2 Ulster Medals with the Tyrone U17 & Minor Squads at the weekend.

Gaeltacht Grant Application
Anyone who would like to attend the Gaeltacht this summer and wishes to avail of the Gaeltacht Grant from the Tyrone County Board, forms are available to download from their website

Closing date – Friday 5th May at 5.00pm
Presentation of cheques Wednesday 7th June in Garvaghey
Essential information – ALL applications must be signed by the Club Secretary Gareth Rafferty
Only those members with a valid registration number, paid up before application received may be deemed eligible

Summer Camps 2017
Application forms are downloadable & are preferred on-line (links below) or can be made by post.

Tyrone GAA Camp

Date: Monday 31st July – Thursday 3rd August: Venue: Pearse Park, Galbally Times: 10am- 1.00pm Ages: 5-14

Kellogg’s Multi-Sport Cul Camp

Date: Monday 21st August – Thursday 24th August Venue: Pearse Park, Galbally  Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm Ages: 6-13

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. 

Club Notes
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Thoughts & Prayers
The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Bridget McCrory 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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By Francis O'Neill Thu 27th Apr

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