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SKGAA Newsletter 15/8/18

November 8, 2018

A chairde,



It was a Saturday of highs and lows in Croke Park for both Galway and SKGAA fans. Commiserations to Sean, Ruari, Evan and the Galway Seniors who fell short against Dublin. It must be said that this Dublin team are one of the best of all time and all we can say is thank you to all the Galway lads for a fantastic summer. Ye did us so proud. Ye'll be back.



There was more joy in the minor  semi-final with Gawlay qualifying for the All Ireland Final. It's impossible to ignore the SKGAA contribution with Aidan Halloran winning Man of the Match, Eoghan Tinney playing brilliantly and scoring the vital first goal and Cathal Sweeney who was many people's man of the match with a fantastic display from wing back scoring three points from play as well. We must also give a special mention to Tomo Cullhane, who came on to great effect in both the quater and semi final. Tomo has switched clubs this year to Clane in Kildare where he has been living for the past few years. Tomo played all the way to U16 with the club and we are delighted to see him doing so well. We are all so proud of the lads and wish them all the best in the final. We must also give a mention to Norman, Paul, Gerry, David, Chris and all their coaches, their parents and teams mates - without the work, sacrafices and effort of those people the lads would never be where they are now. 

 



 

It's hurling final this weekend and more SKGAA interest. All the best to Donal O'Shea, trainer PJ Kelly and both minor and Senior Galway teams in the All Ireland Final. We are all rooting for ye and hopefully ye'll bring the cups back on Sunday.

 

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On the Field

Adult Football

Senior:

The seniors lost out to Corofin by 3 points in a highly entertaining game in the Prairie on Friday evening. The lads will be encouraged with a very good performance all round, but disappointed with a number of good scoring chances missed. Senior championship is likely to be on the weekend after next. The lads had a good run out in a challenge vs Monivea/Abbey last night. 



Minor

Minor championship has been postponed to mid September because of the county team reaching the All Ireland Final. 



Junior and Junior A

Junior championship was postponed last Sunday at the 11th hour as Micheal Breathnachs couldn't field giving SKGAA the points. The Junior As lost out to Killanin on Sunday evening in the Prairie and are down to play Leitir Mór in the next round away this Saturday. 




Juvenile Football

U-9’s back training last night.Training / blitzs games over coming weeks will be on Tue. & Sun.



U-10s back training last night also playing Tuam away next Saturday Training / blitzs games over next few weeks will be on Tue. & Sun.



- U-11 went back  training last night ahead of 2 finals in Sept . Training on Saturdays with U12 will start back this sat and continue to October challenge game v Claregalway next Tue at home.



U13 team play Claregalway in the league on Friday evening.



U14A footballers have resumed training on Tuesday evenings ahead of the upcoming County Championship Quarter Final.



All of Juvenile Football want to wish Donal OShea and PJ Kelly very best of luck in minor hurling final. 

Huge congrats to all 4 SK players on minor team between them they scored 1-9 and man of match Aidan Halloran run very close by Cathal Sweeney. Great honour for club to have so many of our young players in all Ireland finals. 

Hard luck to Seniors Ruairi Evan and Sean came up against one of best teams to play game but we'll done on excellent season -the future is Maroon! 




Adult Hurling

Minors, Under 21s and Junior Hurlers resume training this evening, Wednesday in the Prairie at 8pm. 

Juvenile Hurling



The August Hurling/Camogie Academy will run from Tues 21 August to Friday 24 August, 10am-2pm, for boys and girls born 2005 to 2011.



Registration is now open via Eventbrite, with payment on the morning of the camp. Registration is essential for all players to allow us to organise sufficient coaches. REgistration closes at 8pm on Friday 17 August. 



Click here to register:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/salthill-knocknacarra-summer-hurlingcamogie-academy-tickets-48183111985  



If the link doesn't work, just copy and paste the link please. 




Under 10 training on Friday at 6 in Cappagh. Training cancelled next week due to the academy.



U13 County Hurling Final 

Our final is on the 23rd of August in Duggan Park at 7.30pm. We play Killimor.

Please come along and support the team.  



U15 Hurling training continues Thursday.  Message will be sent out.  




Camogie



U10s resume tomorrow , Thursday ,with a challenge against Carnmore ahead of the start of their summer league campaign.

 

U16s hosted Clonkill from Westmeath in a challenge match last Saturday morning in what proved a very useful preparation for their upcoming championship game. Thanks to the parents who helped with the refreshments afterwards. The county U16B semi final takes place on Friday at 7pm in Killimor.



Juniors Play Castlegar  away next Saturday  6pm in rescheduled challenge match.






Ladies Football

u16 - u18 - Light week for the U16 Girls with Training Wed 8th Aug in sunny conditions at the Prairie Pitch. 



 

On Fri 10th, a Small Panel of 13 Girls made the Trip to Headford and took on St. Furseys in the U18 Championship Qtr Finals. On the night after a solid match, without the U16 County Panellists, SK Girls came up short in a nice match on a Vast pitch. True to Form, the Girls never gave up and took the game to St.Furseys up to the last minute. 



Next up is the Shield Semi Final V Claregalway in U16 and Caltra Cuans in the U18 Shield.



u12 - Girls football back training Wed 15th in Cappagh 6-7pm. New girls v welcome. Championship for 06 and 07 Aug 27th.



u10 - U10 blitz in Inverin from 10-12pm on Saturday 25th August.

Coaching Corner



The August Hurling/Camogie Academy will run from Tues 21 August to Friday 24 August, 10am-2pm, for boys and girls born 2005 to 2011.



Registration is now open via Eventbrite, with payment on the morning of the camp. Registration is essential for all players to allow us to organise sufficient coaches. REgistration closes at 8pm on Friday 17 August. 



Click here to register:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/salthill-knocknacarra-summer-hurlingcamogie-academy-tickets-48183111985  



If the link doesn't work, just copy and paste the link please. 

Don't forget the Árus is the number 1 venue for children's birthday parties. Contact James in the office on 09152733 to book yours today.



Keep up to date with news on www.skgaa.ie and https://www.facebook.com/SalthillKnocknacarraGaaClub/ .



Also you can follow SKGAA on Twitter @skgaa and Instagram #skgaa

 

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