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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 29th Of April 2019

By Francis O'Neill Thu 2nd May

Senior / Reserve League
Well done to our Seniors & Reserves on their wins on Friday evening in Clogher.
Reserves: Final Score: Galbally 4-29 Clogher 4-06
Seniors: Final Score: Galbally 3-19 Clogher 0-12

Senior Ladies
Well done to our Senior Ladies on winning their 1st game in their 9/11 a-side.
Final Score: Galbally 1-11 Edendork Gac 1-7
Next up: Sunday 14th April Moortown St. Malachys v Galbally Throw in @11am Venue: Moortown

Minor Boys
Hard Luck to the lads in the game against Naomh Padraig.
Final Score: Naomh Padraig 2-15 Galbally 2-13

Minor Girls
Ladies Minor League:  Tuesday 30th April
Cappagh v Galbally
Time: 7pm
Venue: Ballinamullan, Killyclogher

U14 Boys
Next up is the 4th round of their league where they are at home to Cookstown on Saturday 4th May at 12pm.

U14 Girls
Ladies Under 14 League
TBC: Trillick St Macartans v Galbally Pearses

U10.5 Boys (Primary 5 & 6)
On Wednesday evening we had the pleasure of welcoming Donaghmore GAA U10.5 Boys to Pearse Park in a couple of friendlies.  It was great to see so many parents and families out supporting and encouraging.

U10.5 Girls (Primary 5 & 6)
Begins this Wednesday 1st May from 7pm to 8pm.  Everyone welcome.  If you need to be added to whatsapp group please send a PM to the Galbally Pearses facebook page with your mobile number.

U8.5 Boys (Primary 3 & 4)
Our U8 boys next Go Games Blitzes continue on Saturday 13th April.  More details to be sent out by WhatsApp.

U8.5 Girls (Primary 3 & 4)
Training will be starting next Tuesday 7th May from 7pm to 8pm.  Will all parents contact Justina Mulgrew on 07523231464 with their full name and their child’s full name with permission to be added into the U8 Group WhatsApp for training and Blitz details?  All parents are expected to be available at training but anyone willing to help out and help coach the u8 girls please also get in touch

U6 Boys (P1 & P2)
Training will be starting on Monday 13th May from 7pm to 7.45pm.  All parents are expected to be available at training.

U6 Girls (P1 & P2)
Training will be starting on Tuesday 7th May from 7pm to 7.45pm.  Parents are expected to be available at training and a weekly helper rota will be published on the U6 girls what’s app.  Please contact Siobhan McVeigh on 07731481605 to be added to the group.

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

Pitch Side Sign Sponsorship
We have a number of spaces available for anyone who is interested in putting up a pitch side sponsorship board.  This is a great way of advertising your business.  Hundreds of people pass through the gates of Galbally Pearses each year.  Just think of the coverage you would get whilst supporting our club.  There are a number that are due for renewal so please contact any committee member if you wish to continue or start.  Your support is greatly valued.

Tyrone GAA For All
Free Fun coaching for children and adults with physical or learning disabilities.
Tyrone GAA Centre, Garvaghey

Thursday 2nd May
Thursday 9th May
Thursday 16th May
Thursday 23rd May
Thursday 30th May
Thursday 6th June

6.00pm – 7.00pm

Water Bottle

Tel 028 85567723

Coaching Opportunities
Tyrone GAA Summer Camps 2019 – Coaches Required
The Tyrone Summer Camps are due to commence on the 1st July and will run through for 8 consecutive weeks with 51+ camps being run across the county and the good news is that we have enhanced pay rates in operation for all coaches.  Tyrone GAA are looking for quality coaches for football, hurling and handball to help in ensuring that our camps are a success.  Those who have completed their foundation level award, have coached or are coaching within their clubs youth programme and are looking to work in a fun environment then we want to hear from you.
There will be an information and training evening held on Monday 10th June in the Tyrone GAA Centre in Garvaghey at 6.30 pm.
Only those who attend this session will be eligible to work in the summer camps. All coaches are requested to bring suitable training gear as there will be a practical element.
The session will include a short ‘Code of Best Practice’ refresher and some practical information for working at camps.  This will be followed by a practical session outdoors to go through fun games to use during the summer camps.  All coaches must be Access NI Vetted through Tyrone GAA and must be completed before Monday 3rd June.
For further information regarding summer camp coaching please contact or phone on 028 855 67723.

Tyrone GAA – Credo Awards
Congratulations to our Club Volunteers who received their Credo Awards on Friday 5th April to mark their long service to the GAA organised by Tyrone GAA.  The 2019 Credo Awards for Galbally Pearses were awarded to Pauric Rafferty & Seamus (Shay) McVeigh & they were presented by the President of the GAA, John Horan.

Gold Credo Award – 50 Years Service
Pauric Rafferty has been involved with Galbally Pearses from the 1960’s and has held various positions within the club including President, Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Pro and he currently is Galbally Pearses county board representative.
Pauric also enjoyed success as team manager in 1990 winning a reserve championship and in 1991 as part of the senior team management that won the intermediate league.  In 1993 he was manager of the Minor team that won the championship.  Pauric currently is a trustee of the club and a member of the 2019 committee and he remains a great supporter of all teams young and old.

Silver Credo Award – 25 Years Service
Seamus Mc Veigh (Shay) has given long term service to our club from he joined the committee in 1982. Seamus received a special recognition award for his service to our club at our Annual Dinner Dance in 2015.  Seamus played football for the club winning a reserve championship medal in 1990 playing corner back.
Seamus currently is a member of the 2019 committee and a devoted fundraiser selling over 100 lotto each week.

Health & Wellbeing
The health and wellbeing 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 on the health & wellbeing link.  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

**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 10 – 5 – 2 – 3 with no jackpot winner.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 were: Martin McKeown, Rosemary Kelly, Ciaran Mullin, Mairead O’Neill & Lauren Kelly.  Our jackpot now stands at £3750.  Our next lotto draw takes place on Tuesday 7th May 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
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

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 Francis Ferguson, Ita Morgan, Pat Quinn, Connor Currie, Lauren Bullock, Morgan Barnard, 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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