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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 29th Of May

By Francis O'Neill Thu 1st Jun


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.

Safety Notice
Can we please ask that everyone respect safety measures that are in place around Pearse Park?  Please do not remove the bollards that are in place beside the turnstiles.  These are only to be removed for emergencies or by committee / coaches to access the grounds.  Due to the high volume of traffic using our grounds we ask all users of our pitches and walking track to use all car parks available and not to park & block gate ways & bollards.  This is for the safety of all our members.

Martin McCaughey Tournament
Thank you to anyone who helped in any way to ensure that we held another very successful Martin McCaughey Tournament.  Apart from the weather the day was a massive success.

Senior Men
Reserves & Seniors are home to Clonoe on Sunday 4th June at 2.15pm & 3.45pm respectively.

Senior Ladies
Next up is away to Omagh on Sunday 4th June, time to be confirmed.

Minor Boys
Hard Luck to our Minor Boys on loosing out to Eglish on Tuesday evening.  Final Score:- Eglish 2-15 Galbally 1-14.

Minor Girls
Hard Luck to our Minor Girls on being put out of the Minor Championship on Saturday evening.  Final Score:- Galbally 3-06 Badoney 4-13.  Focus is now on the League final in the next few weeks against Badoney.

U14 Boys
Our U14 Boys will be at home to Moy on Wednesday 31st May at 7.30pm.

U14 Girls
Our U14 Girls Season for 2017 has now finished.  We would like to thank the girls and management for their efforts this year.  All of these girls will be playing U12 or U16 football for the next few months.

U12 Boys (Primary 7 & 1st Year)
Training will be on Thursday nights from 7pm – 8pm.

U12 Girls (Primary 7 & 1st Year up to 31st December)
Training continues on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm.  We would encourage as many Primary 7 girls and first years born July – 31st December to come out to training.

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 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.  There will be an U8 & U10 girl’s blitz this Saturday- venue etc will be sent out by whatspp / 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.

U8 Boys (Primary 3 & 4)
Training will be in Wednesday night as normal 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 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.

U6 Girls & Boys (Primary 1 & 2)
Training continues on Thursday nights 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.

Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others
Training continues on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.  We would encourage any ladies who are not registered as playing members of our club to come out whether you have played football before or not.  This is a great way to meet other people and get fit at the same time.  No experience of playing football is required.  This is fun for all.

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 30th May) were: – 5, 6, 3 & 11.  No Jackpot Winner.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 each were: Seamus McVeigh, Cormac Shevlin, Pauline Brannigan, Niall McGrath & Dinny Kerr.  Next week’s jackpot returns to £3050.  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 6th June 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.

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.

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 Kitty Murphy.  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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