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SKGAA Newsletter 18/10/17

November 8, 2018

 

 

 

A chairde,
 
Commiseration to the minor footballers who lost out to a strong Claregalway team in the county final on Sunday. The lads put in a huge effort but Claregalway were the better team on the day and got the breaks at the right times. There is plenty of room for optimism however with 11 of the starting team underage again next year. A huge thanks to Anthony, Sean and Brendan for all the hard work all year; the lads still finished the year as league and West Board Champions and went unbeaten untill the final.
 
The junior camogie team had a fantastic win over Padraig Pearses in the Connacht Semi Final and will now contest the Connacht Final this Sunday vs Na Brideoga in Woodmount, Ballinasloe at 1.15pm. 
 
As things begin to wind down, there is still plenty of action to look forward to with the U17 and U15 hurlers both contesting county finals in the coming month. The U15 footballers are due to play their long awaited league final vs St. Michaels this Sunday. The U12 girls' footballers and minor camogie team are also both waiting to play their county semi finals. The senior footballers completed their season with a good win over Cortoon Shamrocks in the league, guaranteeing Division 1 football for the coming year.  
 
Much and more info below…….

 
Battle on the Bay 
SKGAA are delighted to announce 'Battle on the Bay' our club fundraising lip sync competition which will see 7 teams go head to head on the 25th of November in the Salthill Hotel. More details coming soon…………
 
 
Club Lotto
 
 

Draw takes place this evening!
 

Jackpot now at 10,200. It could be you……. 

 
Play Club Lotto at www.skgaa.ie
 

 
 

 
 
Football

Senior:
The senior footballers completed their season with a good win over Cortoon Shamrocks in the league, guaranteeing Division 1 football for the coming year.
 
Minor:
Commiseration to the minor footballers who lost out to a strong Claregalway team in the county final on Sunday. the lads put in a huge effort but Claregalway were the better team on the day and got the breaks at the right times. There is plenty of room for optimism however with 11 of the starting team underage again next year. A huge thanks to Anthony, Sean and Brendan for all the hard work all year; the lads still finished the year as league and West Board Champions.
 
U21
SKGAA have been drawn to play Oughterad in the first round of the U21 knockout championship due to take place in the coming weeks.
 
Juvenile

U6s continue to train on Wednesdays indoor in Scoil Einde.
 
U7s had their first blitz v Barna in the Priarie last Sunday over 60 kids from 2 clubs played.
 
U8s continue to train every Tuesday in McGraths they played great tournament in Claregalway 2 weeks ago and acquited themselves very well U-8 training next tue. at McGraths pitch 6-7pm,break for mid-term on tue. 31st and back again on tue. Nov. 7th 6-7pm with training at Arus Dr.Mannix Road.
 
U9s and U10s both continue to train Tuesdays in cappagh .u10s have a big league game away to Claregalway Sunday at 945 hoping to compete well against their arch rivals. 
 
U11s playing a tournament in st Mary's on Saturday morning.  
Will double up the tournament match vs Moycullen as the Gp 4 League shield final. Best luck to all the lads who have been training twice a week over past few weeks.
 
U13 footballers play Clifden in u14b on Sunday, venue TBC.
 
U14 finished up after great season crowned county champions well done to Noel James and all the players coaches and parents on a brilliant year. This was the 4th county championship title in a row no pressure on Conor now next year.
 
U15 long awaited league final is provisionally fixed against st Michaels next sunday 22nd at 11am. No venue at present.

 
U16 
Report from last week's county final win:
Our under 16's were crowned county champions on Sunday with a fantastic 2-15 to 1-7 win over Corofin. It was a game that had everything and our team were not found wanting in any department.Having raced into a 3 point lead, Corofin hit back to go 1-3 to 0-3 points ahead mid way through the first half. SKGAA responded in style with 6 unanswered points and went in at half time 0-9 to 1-4 ahead. What followed in the 2nd half was a joy to see with our lads dominating the physical, skill  and mental battles all over the pitch. We scored 2-6 in the 2nd half and never looked like losing. It was fantastic to see 21 players contribute on the day and in fact all 26 players on the panel tasted championship football at some stage this year. A huge thank you to the players who have shown unbelievable commitment to our club and also to the parents and supporters who have been with us all during the year. It was a special day for a special team who have now vacated the juvenile section of the club in style
 

 
Camogie
Fixtures

U10                 Turloughmore                       Cappagh                                           TBC                Saturday            U11 City League
U11                 Cois Fharraige                     Cappagh                                           5.45                Thursday       City League
U13                 City League Blitz                  Cappagh                                           9.30                Sunday          City League
 
 
U8/9s move to indoor training this week at Aras 6pm on Thursday and play multi team city league blitz this Sunday at 10am in Prairie.
 
U10s who are getting valuable match experience playing as a second team in U11 city league have won two out of three games to date.
 
After an unbeaten run of five games ,U11s lost their first match in the county summer league competition last Thursday at the Prairie at the semi final stage of the competition. The girls put up a strong spirited performance against a very skillfull Oranmore Maree team but unfortunately came up short. Attention now turns to city league to be played out over the next few weeks.
 
U13s played a city league blitz last Saturday in Carnmore along with Liam Mellowes, Oranmore Maree and the home team. After a rusty  start against Carnmore , the girls got into their stride and were competitive against Liam Mellowes and won their last match against Oranmore Maree. This Sunday they host Cois Fharraige, Castlegar and Turloughmore in the last round of matches before the finals day in the coming weeks.
 
U15s lost to a strong Cois Fharraige team on Sunday in Inverin in city league. Training continues Saturday morning 9am in Cappagh.
 
Juniors continued their fantastic season with an excellent win over Padraig Pearses of Roscommon by a scoreline of 1-14 to 1-3 in the semi-final of the Connacht Junior Rose Nixon Cup played in the Prairie last Saturday in front of a strong local crowd.  The team now progress to the final against Na Brideoga of Mayo to be played on Sunday 22nd October at 1.15pm at Woodmount, Roscommon (grounds of Padraig Pearses).  Victory would put the seal on a memorable season for this dedicated and talented group of girls. Please make the effort and support the team on Sunday on this special occasion for the club.
 

 

Hurling

 
U21 Hurling
 
After much anticipation about Under 21 Championship fixtures, the first match will take place this Sunday 21st at home vs Ballygar. Get out and support the lads!
Training resumes tonight Wednesday at 8pm, Wall ball and Sand. Boots and Runners required.
 
U6 Hurling. 
U6 Training as usual Saturday at 2 at the Aras.
 
U8 Hurling
Thanks to Moycullen for hosting a blitz on a wet evening last Friday. Well done to all the SK under 8s who turned up in big numbers. Due to fading light we'll start training at 5.45 in McGraths Field this week.
 
U10 Hurling. 
U10 (2007 boys) who played in St Mary’s tournament on Sat. Played 5 matches and were unlucky not to make play-offs. Great display from Salthill-Knocknacarra and they can be very proud of how well they hurled.
 
 
U12 Hurling. 
The management will keep Parents updated by text for training.  
 
U14 Hurling 
We will be play Cois Fharraige away on the 28th in the Harvest League. 
 
U15 Hurling. 
We are still waiting on a date for the county final.

 
Ladies Football

u14 – SK U14s had a nice challenge versus SK U12s in Cappagh Park Sunday evening 15th October. Both Teams played well. Good work out for both Teams. Thanks to Donal O'Connell and Mike Tarpey for Organising and to Dave Biggins for 1st Aid Coverage. 
 
U12 -The proposed A team replay vs Monivea is still unresolved. 
 
 

 

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.
 
 
Club Gear
 
It is now possibel to order all you favourite SKGAA gear from our online stores with O' Neills and Masita. See links below:
 
O'Neills: https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/salthill-knocknacarra.html

 
 
 
Masita Click here: http://www.masita.ie/html/online-shop/club-replica/salthill-knocknacarra
 
    
 
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
 
Is mise le meas,
Diarmaid Ó hAodha

 
 
 

 

 

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