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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 25th Of March 2019

By Francis O'Neill Thu 28th Mar


Piarsaigh an Ghallbhaile CLG offer sincere sympathies to all the families involved in the terrible events in Cookstown on Sunday night.  We are aware that a number of our young members were present at the Greenvale hotel and have been impacted by this tragedy.  The health and well-being of our members is paramount and therefore we want to ensure that anyone that needs help can access appropriate services. Please take time to read the documents attached.  Please talk to someone if you are feeling anxious or worried.

Additional Support is available from:

  • Lifeline 08088088000
  • Samaritans – Call 116 123 free from any phone (02890664422)
  • Childline – 08001111

We ask all our club members not to comment on social media posts and not to share any videos regarding Sunday night’s tragedy.  As a GAA family we should support each other through this difficult time.

Last Man Standing 2019
Our Senior Men are running a last man standing competition. To be in with a chance of winning £500 contact any Senior Men Player or send us a PM and we will get a form organised to you. Last entries to be collected Friday 29th March at 8pm.

SCC evening with Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh
St Ciaran’s College, Ballygawley are holding an evening with Micheal O’Muircheartaigh on Thursday 28th March at 7.30pm.  Everyone welcome.

Easter Camp 2019
Our jerseys are ordered and preparations are well under way for our inaugural Easter Camp. Unfortunately we will not be able to accept any more names as the jerseys have been ordered.

Senior / Reserve League
Our Reserves / Seniors begin their 2019 season away to Gortin in the Intermediate League on Sunday 31stMarch at 2.15pm & 3.45pm.  All support welcome.

Membership 2019
Membership for 2019 has now closed. 

Club na Piarsaigh
If anyone wants to join our Club an Phiarsaigh scheme they have until Friday 29th of March.  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 or download from our website:

Annual St Patricks Day Big Breakfast
Yet again another very successful Annual Club Mass and Big Breakfast hosted by Galbally Pearses GAC.  A massive THANK YOU to everyone who helped out in any way, from participating in the Mass, altar serving, reading, prayers of the Faithful, Music, Singing, collection at the Chapel gates.  It was a beautiful ceremony and thank you to Fr. McGuckin for celebrating it with us.
Then the madness began in the centre with a full capacity crowd yet again.  Breakfast was flowing, the queues dwindled and everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful breakfast banquet provided.  The Music, dancing & singing was exceptional as always with a fantastic array of talent on stage.  To everyone who helped to prepare for this event there would not be enough thank you’s for the effort put into our Big Breakfast from our willing bunch of volunteers.  Thank you to everyone who donated food & drink to provide such a fantastic spread of food.  The generosity was overwhelming.  The atmosphere was fantastic and everyone set upon their way to enjoy the rest of their St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations.  See you all again next year.

Easter Camp 2019
We have been able to secure more coaches for our Easter Camp and now will be able to accept more spaces on our Easter Camp.  Registration will take place on Friday night from during Pearse Ogs.  kKeep an eye on Facebook for times.

Senior Men Championship Draw
Our Senior Men have been drawn against Strabane in the first round of the Intermediate Championship in 2019.

U21 League
We are still waiting on a date for the Quarter Final of the U21 finals.

Minor Boys
The league will now begin on Wednesday 3rd of April at home to Brackaville.

Minor Girls
Our minor girls have a break from matches – training as normal.

U14 Boys
Well done to our U14 boys on a great win at home on Saturday.  Final Score: Galbally 4-11 Dungannon 4-8. Next up is away to Cookstown on Saturday 30th March at 12noon.

U14 Girls
On Saturday we will be hosting the U14 girls Feile Competition with teams from Killeeshil, Mna Na Deirge, St Macartans & Trillick.  Games begin at 10.30am.  Anyone available to help umpire or help out please come along.

U10 Boys (Primary 5 & 6)
Our U10 boys Go Games Blitzes start on Saturday 30th March.  More details to be sent out by WhatsApp.

U10 Girls (Primary 5 & 6)
Training continues as per whatsapp group updates.

U8 Boys (Primary 3 & 4)
Our U8 boys next Go Games Blitzes continue on Saturday 13th April.  More details to be sent out by WhatsApp.

U8 Girls (Primary 3 & 4)
Training to commence shortly.  More details to follow.

Pearse Og Programme
Our Pearse Og Programme for our Primary 1 & 2 (Boys & Girls) continues until the 12th April.  If your child is not already registered please ensure they are before the Pearse Og Programme begins.

Club Shop
Our Club Shop will be open on Friday nights between 7.30pm to 8pm.

Match Day Attire
As our season is underway for a lot 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
Gum Shield
Gloves (if required)
Appropriate outerwear
We also have navy shorts (with pockets) available for training
These are available to purchase in our club shop only

**Important Notice** – Dogs in Pearse Park
Unfortunately we have to reinforce the action of “No Dogs Allowed” within the grounds of Pearse Park. This is due to the health and safety of our players and members as we have received complaints of high levels dog fouling on our pitches & walking track. If you are on our grounds with a dog (on/off a lead please do not be offended when you are asked to leave).

Connect 4 Lotto
This week’s connect 4 lotto numbers were 2 – 9 – 6 – 8 with no jackpot winner.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 were: Denise Daly, Kieran O’Neill, Shay McVeigh, Rosemary Kelly & Marie Rafferty.  Our jackpot now stands at £3,500.  Our next lotto draw takes place on Tuesday 2nd April in the committee room at 9pm.

Do you support our club lotto? Have you a lotto seller that calls at your house to sell lotto?  Would you like a lotto seller to call at your house to sell lotto so that you can support the club that supports you and your children or grandchildren?

Would you consider accepting a club lotto book and selling 3-5 lotto tickets each week and having a committee member call weekly to collect your tickets?

The club requires more lotto sellers so if you would be interested in helping the club out with this please contact any committee member.

Our Club – Your Club – One Club

Date for your Diaries
Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th April Galbally Pearses Easter Camp
Saturday 1st June – Martin McCaughey Memorial Tournament
Saturday 27th July – Cathy McVeigh Memorial Tournament
Monday 29th July – Thursday 1st August 2019 Tyrone GAA Summer Camp

Ulster Ladies Gaeltacht Scholarship 2019
Ulster Ladies are delighted to announce that applications are now available for Gaeltacht Scholarship 2019. They have six €250 scholarships available.
All successful applicants must be registered members of LGFA.
Please e-mail Rónán McCarthy for an Application Form
Forms must be returned by Friday 22nd March 2019.

Ulster Scor Final 2019
Thank you to everyone who helped out at the Ulster Senior Scor Final on Saturday, from the setting up, management and catering, compliments galore from all who attended.

Toilet Block / Ball Store Development
Work is progressing well on our new development. We hope to have this up and going in the next few weeks. This will be an added bonus to our existing facilities.  This could not have been possible without the extremely generous support of our member’s voluntary hours and through the support of the Mid Ulster Council Sports Capital Development Grant (Enhancement of Facilities – Building Toilets & Storage Room Award).

Child Protection / Vetting
We had a great attendance at our Child Protection course last Thursday evening.  If anyone needs to complete their Vetting please email to get these forms sent to you.

Thoughts & Prayers
The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families of Connor Currie (Edendork), Lauren Bullock (Dungannon), Morgan Barnard (Dungannon), Eddie Slevin (Donaghmore), Maureen McGarrity, Dermot McCaffrey, Regina Donaghy, Peter Kelly, Liam McDermott on their recent passing.  The club would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to any families in the area who are dealing with bereavement or illness in their family at this time.

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