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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 20th Of May 2019

By Francis O'Neill Fri 17th May

Senior / Reserve League
Well done to our Reserve & Senior men and management teams on a great win against Pomeroy on Sunday.

Final Scores:
Reserves: Galbally 7-17 Pomeroy 4-07
Seniors: Galbally 1-16 Pomeroy 1-09

Due to the Tyrone match against Antrim this weekend there is another break with the next game at home to Beragh on Sunday 2nd June.

Senior Ladies
Well done to our Senior Ladies on a great win on Saturday evening away to Owen Roes.
Final Score: Owen Roes 0-03 Galbally 5-16
Next up is at home to Aghaloo on Sunday 2nd June at 7.30pm.
We wish Sarah Rafferty a speedy recovery after picking up an injury during training this week.

Minor Boys
The league continues this Friday evening at home to Derrylaughan, throw in 7pm.

Minor Girls
Our minor girl’s league is complete for this year.  They play Drumragh on Monday 13th May at home in the first round of the championship. 

U14 Boys
Hard Luck to our U14 boys in their league this week.
Final Scores:
Ardboe 12-13         Galbally 7-12
Dungannon 9-10   Galbally 4-14

Our U14 boys have qualified for the League Quarter-Finals – date to be confirmed.
In the U14 boys championship we have been drawn against Dungannon in the Preliminary Round on Tuesday 28th May.  Keep an eye on social media for more updates.

U14 Girls
Well done to the girls and management on a great win against Trillick on Tuesday evening.  Final Score: Trillick 4-05 Galbally 12-09.  This has earned our girls a place in the League Final – more details to follow.  Preparations are well under way for our girls and management as they are heading to the All-Ireland Feile on the weekend 28th – 30th June.  The girls will be hosted by Michael Glaveys GAC in Ballinlough, Co Roscommon.  We would encourage as many people to make the journey.  It will be a memorable weekend for all.

Feile Fundraising Spinathon
Saturday 25th May 2019 – 7am to 7pm
Please support our 12 hour spinathon to help raise funds for our under 14 girls All-Ireland feile.  This fundraiser is open to EVERYONE.  To book an hour slot and receive a sponsor card please send a PM to our Facebook page.  If you are available to support our girls then please call in at any time and have a wee spin.  £1 per minute to support our girls fundraising efforts.

U10.5 Boys (Primary 5 & 6)
We will be hosting the next U10.5 boys blitz in Pearse Park on Saturday 8th June. More details to be sent out by WhatsApp.

U10.5 Girls (Primary 5 & 6)
Training for our U10.5 girls continues on Wednesday evenings from 7pm – 8pm. Blitz dates are as follows:- Saturday 1st June / Saturday 22nd June / Saturday 6th July / Saturday 3rd Aug / Saturday 24th Aug / Saturday 7th Sept / Saturday 21st Sept.

U8.5 Boys (Primary 3 & 4)
There is a blitz scheduled for Saturday 25th May.  Details will be sent out by WhatsApp.

U8.5 Girls (Primary 3 & 4)
Training continues on Tuesdays 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.  Blitz dates are as follows:- Saturday 1st June / Saturday 22nd June / Saturday 6th July / Saturday 3rd Aug / Saturday 24th Aug / Saturday 7th Sept / Saturday 21st Sept

U6 Boys (P1 & P2)
Training continues on Mondays from 7pm to 7.45pm.  All parents are expected to be available at training.

U6 Girls (P1 & P2)
Training continues on Tuesdays 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 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.

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 4 – 10 – 6 – 16 with no jackpot winner.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 were: Neil Dorrity, Dathi Mullin, Damien Rafferty, Anna Hoines & F Rafferty. Our jackpot now stands at £3900.  Our next lotto draw takes place on Tuesday 28th 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

Tyrone v Antrim Ulster Championship
Anyone who has ordered tickets for the Tyrone v Antrim match on Saturday evening are to collect their order in the Club Shop on Friday evening between 7.30pm – 8pm.  If you are not able to collect during this time, please arrange for someone to collect, with payment, on your behalf.

Last Man Standing
Our Last Man Standing Competition has now come to a finish with John Joe Kane, Daniel Kerr, Katrina McAuley, Cliodhna McKeown, Nishy Nugent & Conall McGarrity all winning £100 each.  Well done everyone – thank you for your continued support.

Safety Notice
We would appreciate if everyone could please use the ample parking facilities in the Community Centre car park and beside the GAA Hall when dropping off / collecting their children / attending training matches.  For everyone’s safety we would encourage that no cars are to be driven down the football pitch side of the Community Centre.

Gaeltacht Applications
Are you or your son / daughter heading to the Gaeltacht this summer?  Did you know that from the generous donations from our gate collections at our St Patrick’s Day Mass we are able to offer grants to our members for attending the Gaeltacht?  This is limited to members only.  If you are interested in applying please email for a form that is to be returned as soon as possible or download from

Tyrone GAA / Kelloggs Camp
See below links for summer camps taking place in Galbally this summer.  Take advantage of the lower discounted price by booking online ASAP.…/week-five-galbally-29th-july-…/…/week-eight-galbally-ms-19th-2…/

Date for your Diaries
Saturday 25th May – U14 Girls Spinathon Fundraiser
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 Fr. Sean Hegarty, Annie Corr (White City), Mark McElduff, Peter Treacy, Seamus Watt, Plunkett Harte, Sarah Woods, Layla Donaghy, Brian Vincent, Patsy McKenna, Mary Touhy, Hughie Darcy & Felix Hagan 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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