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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 15th Of May

By Francis O'Neill Fri 19th 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.

Pitch Maintenance
We are undergoing substantial maintenance on our pitches at the moment.  We have closed Pairc na nOg (Juvenile Pitch) until further notice.

Senior Men
ACL Division 1 Results:
Reserves: Final Score: – Galbally 4-12 Trillick 3-15
Seniors: Final Score: – Galbally 2-09 Trillick 0-15
Reserves & Seniors are away to Urney on Sunday at 2.15pm & 3.45pm respectively.

Senior Ladies
In round 2 of the intermediate league Galbally Pearses hosted Cookstown.  With a strong wind in the first half in Cookstown’s favour, Galbally Pearses defence stood strongly keeping Fr. Rocks Ladies at bay, with only a long distance strike beating our goalie Laura hitting the crossbar and in to give the Fr Rocks ladies a 1-7 til 1-1 lead at half time.  The Pearses scores came in way of Eimear Tally and a well worked goal from Niamh Donnelly.  With the absence of Amy Carberry and Shannon McKeown in defence and Catherine Walker in midfield the Pearses had a lot to do in the second half.  The ladies dug deep and at times in the second period came close to getting in touching distance.  Adrianna McNamee was the all-important cog in the engine that drove the Pearses on throughout the game but it wasn’t enough to topple Cookstown and some passages of play from the Fr Rocks ladies helped them finish the game 4-9 til 3-4 the better.  We wish a speedy recovery to Alicia McGuigan tonight and hopefully is fighting fit soon again.  Scorers:- Niamh Donnelly 2-0, Maeve McGlinchey 1-1, Eimear Tally 0-2 & Claire McKeown 0-1.  Next up is Donaghmore at home – date to be confirmed.

Minor Boys
Well done to our minor boys on Tuesday night against Killeeshil.  Final Score: Killeeshil 1-12 Galbally 4-12

Minor Girls
Training continues as per whatsapp – the league final and championship semi-final dates are still to be confirmed.

U14 Boys
Next in our U14 Boys league they are at home to Clonoe on Saturday 20th May at 1pm.eague they are at home to Clonoe on Saturday 20th May at 1pm.

U14 Girls
Well done to our U14 Girls on their win on Tuesday evening against Glenelly.  Final Score: Galbally 12-11 Glenelly 6-02.  Next up is away to Moortown on Monday 22nd May at 7pm.  Our U14 Girls will have their championship match against Coalisland on Thursday 25th May – venue & time to be confirmed.

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

U12 Girls (Primary 7 & 1st Year up to 31st December)
Training commences this Thursday 18th May for our U12 Girls.  Old & new faces welcome.

U10 Boys (Primary 5 & 6)
Training will resume as normal on Thursday night at 7 pm to 8pm.  Dates of upcoming Blitzes (venues confirmed closer to time):- 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.  Dates of upcoming blitzes (venues confirmed closer to time):- 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 has changed to Thursday night (instead of Wednesday) from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.  Dates of upcoming Blitzes (venues confirmed closer to time):-  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.  Our U8 girls will be attending a blitz on Saturday 13th May – details to be confirmed by whatsapp/text.  Dates of upcoming blitzes (venues confirmed closer to time): – 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
This week’s numbers (Tuesday 9th May) were: – 15, 4, 1 & 9.  No Jackpot Winner.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 each were: Bernadette Kerr, Sean Carberry, Shane McCrory (Dernanaught), Conor Smith (Trillick) & Dympna Kane.  Next week’s jackpot returns to £2950.  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 23rd 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.

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.

Good Luck
Good Luck to all our members who will be sitting exams over the next few weeks.  Hopefully all your hard work and effort will be rewarded.

Gaeltacht Grant Applications
Any of our club members who wish to avail of a sponsorship for a Gaeltacht Grant through our club can they please complete and return the form to the Club Secretary Gareth Rafferty before Friday 16th June.  The form is on the website in the downloads section.

Good Luck
Good Luck to all our members who will be sitting exams over the next few weeks.  Hopefully all your hard work and effort will be rewarded.

Best Wishes
Best wishes to all our club members who will be making their First Holy Communion in Galbally on Saturday.
Well done to Cormaic Donnelly & the Tyrone U17 Team on reaching the Championship Final – date to be confirmed.  Commiserations to Shannon McKeown & the Tyrone U16’s who lost out in the Ulster Final on Sunday.
Good Luck to Niamh Rafferty & the Tyrone U14 Team in their Ulster League Final on Saturday.

Tyrone GAA – Summer Camp Coaching Vacancies
Tyrone’s 2017 Summer Camps are just around the corner.  The camps will commence on Monday 3rd July and will run for eight consecutive weeks.  The summer of 2017 will see us run 53 camps around the County.  We require a large number of quality coaches, football, hurling and handball to make our summer camps a success.  All coaches who have completed their foundation level coaching award and are actively coaching within their Club are eligible to work at the summer camps.  If you are interested in some worthwhile and well organised summer work close to home, then we’d like to hear from you.

There will be a training/information session for all those interested in working at the Summer Camps in the Tyrone GAA Centre, Garvaghey on Wednesday 21st June at 6:30pm.  Only those in attendance will be considered for summer camp coaching.  All coaches are requested to bring suitable gear for going outdoors.  The session will include a short refresher course on the GAA code of ethics, focusing on the ‘Duty of Care’ in relation to children attending the Tyrone summer camps and a practical session on how to best coach children at the camps.  All coaches must be Access NI vetted through Tyrone GAA, the deadline for completing the vetting process is Friday 2nd June. Anyone who needs to be vetted is requested to contact Anne at the details below.  To obtain further information regarding the coaching vacancies please contact Anne on or 028 8556 7723

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. 

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Thoughts & Prayers
The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Alannagh Kane.  May she Rest in Peace.  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 Fri 19th May

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