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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 24th Of July

By Francis O'Neill Wed 26th Jul

Reserve / Senior Men
Well done to our Senior men on a convincing win on Sunday afternoon against Strabane in Strabane on a final score:- Strabane 1-06 Galbally 1-12.  Next up for our Reserves & Seniors is away to Greencastle on Sunday at an earlier time of 12noon & 1.30pm respectively.

Cathy McVeigh Annual Ulster U12 Tournament
Will Killeeshil retain the Cathy McVeigh Cup?  We are holding the 2nd year of the Cathy McVeigh Cup on Saturday 29th of July beginning at 10am with 10 teams attending.  This promises to be a great day of football for all U12 Girls.

All-Ireland Quarter Final Ticket Requests
Saturday 5th August at Croke Park.  This game is a double header involving Dublin and is expected to be a sell out. Any CLUB MEMBER requesting tickets can the form attached be completed and placed in the box in Tally’s shop no later than Thursday 27th July at 9pm.  No requests will be accepted after this day/time.  Tickets must be collected on Friday 4th August between 7.30pm & 8.30pm.  If you are not able to make it during this time can you please arrange for someone to collect on your behalf.  Full payment must be made at time of collection. We would appreciate all cooperation with these deadlines due to the volume of requests expected.

FAMILY TICKETS: Cusack and Davin Stands
Students & Senior Citizens (Cusack & Davin Stand Only):-
Purchase full price tickets and get rebate of €10 with valid I.D. at Block D, Stiles 1 to 5 in the Cusack Stand (Rebate can only be claimed on entry into the stadium via BLOCK D)

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.

Senior Ladies
Pat Fahy and Co Ladies Intermediate Championship
Saturday 29th July at 6pm  Loch Mhic Ruairi V An Ghallbhaile  Venue:- Pomeroy

U21 Men
Well done to our U21 men who are through to the quarter finals of the Grade 1 knockout league.  Further details to follow.

U16 Boys
Our U16 Boys begin their league on Monday 31st July at 7.30pm away to Killeeshil.

U16 Girls
Our U16 girls attended the Raymond McGurk Memorial Tournament on Saturday.  They begin their league campaign on Tuesday 1st August with a bye.

U12 Boys (Primary 7 & 1st Year)
Training continues as per whatsapp group.

Up Coming Go-Games:
Thursday 3rd August 2017 @ 7.15pm Galbally v Moy

Monday 7th August 2017 @ 7.15pm Galbally v Pomeroy

Thursday 17th August 2017 @ 7.15pm Killeeshil v Galbally

Monday 21st August 2017 @ 7.15pm Moortown v Galbally

U12 Girls (Primary 7 & 1st Year up to 31st December)
Training continues as normal in preparation for the Cathy McVeigh tournament on Saturday.  We would encourage as many Primary 7 girls and first years born July – 31st December 2005 to come out to training.

Up Coming Go-Games:
Thursday 3rd August 2017 @ 7.15pm Galbally v Moy

Monday 7th August 2017 @ 7.15pm Galbally v Pomeroy

Thursday 17th August 2017 @ 7.15pm Killeeshil v Galbally

Monday 21st August 2017 @ 7.15pm Moortown v Galbally

U10 Boys (Primary 5 & 6)
Training will continue on Thursday night at 7 pm to 8pm.  Dates of upcoming Blitzes (venues confirmed closer to time):  Sat 29th July / Sat 19th August / Sat 9th Sept / Sat 23rd Sept / Sat 14th Oct / Sat 28th Oct

U10 Girls (Primary 5 & 6)
There will be no training this Wednesday due to hosting the Minor Championship matches.  Dates of upcoming Blitzes (venues confirmed closer to time): Sat 12th Aug / Sat 2nd Sept / Sat 23rd Sept / Sat 7th Oct.

U8 Boys (Primary 3 & 4)
There will be no training this Wednesday due to hosting the Minor Championship matches.  Dates of upcoming Blitzes (venues confirmed closer to time):- Sat 12th August / Sat 26th August / Sat 16th Sept / Sat 30th Sept / Sat 21st Oct / Sat 4th Nov.

U8 Girls (Primary 3 & 4)
There will be no training this Wednesday due to hosting the Minor Championship matches.  Dates of upcoming blitzes (venues confirmed closer to time): –  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.

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.

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.

Club Lotto
This week’s numbers (Tuesday 25th July) were: – 7, 10, 15 & 6.  No Jackpot Winner.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 each were: Kieran Brannigan, Olivia Reynolds, Conor Brannigan, Dana Murphy & Eamon Kane.  Next week’s jackpot increases to £3,450.  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 1st August 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.

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.  Link:

Campa Chormaic

Venue: – Brantry Bard, Eglish  Date: – 24th July – 28th July
Venue: – St Josephs Grammar School, Donaghmore  Date: – 31st July – 4th AugustLink:

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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