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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 27th Of May 2019

By Francis O'Neill Tue 4th Jun

Senior / Reserve League
All support needed on Sunday afternoon in Pairc an Phiarsaigh as our Reserves & Seniors take on Beragh in the ACL.  Reserves @ 2.15pm | Seniors @ 3.45pm.

Senior Ladies
All support needed on Thursday & Sunday evening as our Senior Ladies are playing Rock & Aghaloo in their league.  Thursday 30th May Galbally v Rock @ 7pm  Sunday 2nd June Galbally v Aghaloo @ 7.30pm

Martin McCaughey Annual Ulster Tournament 2019 
On Saturday 1st June we will be hosting our Martin McCaughey U12.5 Boys Tournament for its 14th year.  We look forward to welcoming back our own 2018 Cup winners Galbally Pearses, along with the following clubs: Dromore, Errigal Ciaran, Killeeshil, Kildress, Donaghmore, Steelstown, Loup, Dungannon, Pomeroy, Rock, Fintona, Loughmacrory, Derrylaughan & Omagh.  We look forward to seeing you’s all in Pairc an Phiarsaigh.

Tyrone v Donegal – Ulster Semi-Final
Anyone looking for tickets for the Tyrone v Donegal Ulster Semi Final on Saturday 8th June must have a request placed in the box in Tallys Shop before 8pm on Sunday 2nd June.  Please note that the Tyrone Ladies take on Donegal prior to this match in Breffni Park.  Only Club Members Need Apply and all applications must have name & contact no.

Minor Boys
Hard Luck to the boys in their league on Friday evening against Derrylaughan.  Final Score: Galbally 3-09 Derrylaughan 2-18
The boys will play the winners of Aghyaran v Brackaville in the quarter finals of the championship – date to be confirmed.

U14 Boys
The boys lost out to Dungannon on Tuesday evening in the championship.  Final Score: Galbally 3-14 Dungannon 9-10
On Friday evening they are away to Omagh in the League Quarter Finals at 7.30pm.

U14 Girls
Well done to the girls and management on a great win in their final league game against Moy in Pairc na nGael.  Final Score: Galbally 6-12 Moy 1-07
This leaves the girls top of their table unbeaten in 2019.  Finals to be confirmed.  Our U14 girls play their Championship Quarter-Final on Thursday 6th June v Macartans at 7.30pm.  Well done to all the U14 girls and management on a very successful Spinathon Fundraiser held on Saturday 25th May.  The effort put in to the sponsorship was unbelievable and the girls and management are sure to be kitted out well and will have a very good weekend at the end of June.  Thank you to all who organised and anyone who donated & Galbally Community Centre for the use of the Spin Bikes & equipment.  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!

U12.5 Boys (Primary 7 & 1st Year)
Preperations are well under way for our boys who will be competing in our Martin McCaughey tournament this Saturday in Pearse Park.  We would encourage as many people to come along and show their support.

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)
Well done to all the boys who attended the blitz on Saturday 25th May.  Training continues as normal.

U8.5 Girls (Primary 3 & 4)
Training continues on Tuesdays from 7pm to 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

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 6 – 7 – 14 – 16 with no jackpot winner.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 were: Shane Bonner, Seamus McVeigh, Patricia Conlon, Seamus McVeigh & Emma Kane.  Our jackpot now stands at £3950.  Our next lotto draw takes place on Tuesday 5th June 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

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 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 Winnie Loughran, 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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