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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 1st Of May

By Francis O'Neill Wed 3rd May

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
ACL Division 1 Results:
Reserve: Final Score:- Pomeroy 0-11 Galbally 3-14
Seniors: Final Score:- Pomeroy 6-11 Galbally 1-08
Next up for our Reserves & Seniors is at home to Dromore on Saturday evening at 5.30pm & 7pm.

Senior Ladies
On Saturday afternoon in Pearse Park Damien Nugent (Sean Nugent Engineering) proudly presented our Club Chairman Sean Carberry, Senior Ladies Manager Tony McVeigh and our Senior Ladies representatives their new set of Jerseys as part of their renewed sponsorship.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank Nugent Engineering for their invaluable support for our Senior and Minor Ladies team.  Our Ladies began their league campaign on Sunday evening away to Cappagh (Killyclogher).  A great first half saw the girls finish ahead by 3 points but the strong wind and the experience of Senior football gave the Cappagh girls the advantage in the second half to finish the game  Cappagh 2-16 Galbally 0-10.  Next up is on Sunday 14th May away to Cookstown at 6.30pm.

Minor Boys
Our minor boys travelled to Moortown on Tuesday evening coming away with a great win after a great game of end to end football.  Final Score: Galbally 3-12 Moortown 2-10.  Next up is at home to Eglish on Tuesday 9th May at 7.30pm.

Minor Girls
Our minor girls are playing in their quarter-finals of the Championship at home on Monday 8th May against Owen Roes at 7pm.

U14 Boys
Next in our U14 Boys league they are away to Kildress on Friday 5th May at 7.15pm.

U14 Girls
Hard luck to our U14 Girls who lost against Loughmacrory in Pairc na Gael on Tuesday evening on a scoreline Loughmacrory 3-05 Galbally 2-05.  Next up is home to Strabane on Wednesday 10th May at 7pm in Pearse Park.

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

U10 Boys (Primary 5 & 6)
Our U10 Boys have a friendly against Killeeshil on Thursday evening.  All players are to come in full Galbally Kit and meet in Killeeshil for 7pm sharp.  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 continues on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm.  Well done to all the girls who played during half-time of the Senior Men’s match on Sunday afternoon.  Dates of upcoming blitzes (venues confirmed closer to time):- Sat 13th May / Sat 3rd June / Sat 17th June / Sat 1st July / Sat 22nd July / Sat 12th Aug / Sat 2nd Sept / Sat 23rd Sept / Sat 7th Oct.

U8 Boys (Primary 3 & 4)
Training continues on Wednesday night from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
Dates of upcoming Blitzes (venues confirmed closer to time):- 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.  Dates of upcoming blitzes (venues confirmed closer to time): Sat 13th May / Sat 3rd June / Sat 17th June / Sat 1st July / Sat 22nd July / Sat 12th Aug / Sat 2nd Sept / Sat 23rd Sept / Sat 7th Oct.

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 2nd May) were: – 6, 10, 4 & 13.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 each were: Seamus McVeigh, Padraig Corrigan, Mary Donnelly, Barry Carberry & Niamh Mallon (Leitrim).  Next week’s jackpot returns to £2850.  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 9th 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 & Good Luck
Well Done to Barry Carberry, James Donnelly, Eoghan Carberry, Conor Kane & Ciaran Nugent who are part of the Year 9 team at St. Ciarans who are through to the Ulster final.  Good luck to everyone involved.

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 families of Maura McVey (Moortown) & Sean Cush (Donaghmore) on their 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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