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SKGAA Newsletter 19/07/18

November 8, 2018

A chairde,



Our golf am-am was a great success last weekend with over 30 teams taking part. Thanks again to Mark Gibbs for organising again this year and we hope everyone had a great day and night. Thanks again to all participants and sponsors from this year. Your support is very much appreciated. 



Thanks to Pitch Director John Donohue who oversaw the replacement of the ball-stop nets in the Prairie. Fantastic new ones were installed last week and are a welcome addition. 




Lots action to report on below, particularly the success of our county representatives with Minor Ladies Footballer Saoirse Flynn picking up an All Ireland title, our 3 Minor Footballers contributing massively to Galway's fourth title in a row, minor hurler Donal O'Shea with another impressive performance for the Galway minor hurlers, our 5 camogie players who represented Galway with good wins at U14 and U15 level over the weekend as well as our 5 U15 footballers and Ruairi Lavelle having another great game for the senior footballers in their historic win over Kerry in Croke Park on Sunday. 



Book Launch

 

Our very own Paul McGinley has written a History of Salthill and has invited all our members to the launch of this fantastic piece of work on Thursday the 26th of July in the Galway Bay Hotel at 7pm.

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Ar an bPáirc

On the Field

Adult Football

Senior:

The senior footballers will welcome All Ireland Champions Corofin to the Prairie this Friday evening at 8 o clock for the next round of the league. It will be their last league game until October so please come down and support the lads. There will be a month's hard training then preparing for Annaghdown in the next round of the championship due to take place in late August or early September depending on how Galway get on in the Championship. 



Congrats to Ruairi, Evan, Sean and the Galway seniors who recorded a historic win over Kerry in the Super 8s at the weekend, beating The Kingdom for the first time in 53 years in the championship and reconding their first championship win in Croke Park since 2001. It's Newbridge or nowhere this Sunday for the second round vs Kildare. 




Junior A

Hard luck to the Junior As who were beaten by St. Michaels in their last league game last Thursday evening. 



Minor

Congrats the our county minors Eoghan, Cathal and Aidan who helped Galway clinch their fourth Connacht Minor Title in a row, beating Roscommon last Friday evening in Dr. Hyde Park. All 3 lads had a fantastic game, with the highlight being Aidan Halloran setting up Eogahan Tinney for Galway's goal in the first half. 



Juvenile Football

The SKGAA Summer Football Camp will be taking place from Monday 6th to Friday 10th August (including Bank Holiday Monday).

VENUE: Arus Bóthar na Trá.

TIMES: 9:30am to 1:30pm.

AGES: 6 to 14 year old boys and girls (must be a member of a GAA club).

COST: €50 per child / €10 per day (€80 for 2 children from the same family).

CONTACT: James in Arus office on 091 527333 / 087 1635814 to book.

Places limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Some great results on the pitch in past week or two well done to all players and coaches. 



U10s played Annaghdown away last Saturday. We fielded three team which was a great turnout and won every game. This was a great opportunity for the kids to put into practice all the training they have been doing and the results was a good indication of their progress. Training will continue during the summer and more games on the way.



Our U11s/12 continue to train Saturday mornings In Priarie with Liam Sammon giving excellent coaching last week. 



U12/ U13B has a great win over Claregalway winning 1-10 to 2-5. 

There was some excellent link play from defence through midfield and into attack. 

Great opportunity to build on this experience and push on. 

Players are showing benefit of the hard work they have been putting in over the last few months. 



U13B had a big win over Corofin last night, 10-16 to 01-06. Some really nice football played by the guys and used the opportunity to practice good teamwork. 

Return match away to Corofin will be next week.



The U13A team played Clifden in the league last Saturday and had an impressive win, scoring 6-13 in total. Next up is St Michael’s on Friday evening in Westside.



The u14a footballers beat Moycullen away last Friday evening on a scoreline of 4-13 to 3-4. It was the last round before the quarter finals. The lads have steadily improved throughout the championship, and particularly when under pressure from opposing teams in the second half, which Moycullen did last week. We await the other fixture results to decide our next opponents. Having only lost one match in 7 (2 draws) means we have a great chance of making the top 4 (A Championship quarters), which will be played mid-late August.



U16's played last championship game last night v Micheal Breathnachs

 Won well 4-18 to 2-7. That leaves us unbeaten over the seven games. Knock out Quarter final against a North board team in late August early September.



Galway v Monaghan in Pearse Stadium sat Aug 4th in huge game for Galway football-  SK juvenile football looking to get big support together for this game with all teams to try and get players to attend more details next week.


 

SKGAA U15 players representing Galway U15's yesterday in Bekan. They won both games against Sligo and Leitrim. L-R: Hugh Reddan, Adam Madden, Aaron Mannion, Andrew Sherlock, Charlie Power and Patrick Nash 



Adult Hurling

Junior A Hurling:

The Junior A Hurlers were defeated by an impressive Sarsfields in a crunch match on Saturday evening in Loughrea. 



This was the Championship of the year and despite the defeat SK maintained their Junior A status agin thanks to strong performances in their other games. 



Junior C:

Junior C hurlers were defeated by Spiddal yesterday evening by Spiddal in the Prairie. The lads battled hard throughout and it was a proud performance by all involved. 



No training until after Race week for the Adult Hurlers. 



Minor:

Well done to Donal O'Shea who had another fantastic performance for the Galway Minor hurlers in their second win over Kilkenny at the weekend. Donal scored 10 points, including 5 from play. The win secured Galway's place in the All Ireland semi finals. Donal has been nominated for minor player of the week for the second week in a row. Any facebook users can vote for Doanl by visiting the Electric Ireland Facebbok page, clicking on the video and reacting to it to vote for Donal. 

 

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. 




 U6/U8 Hurling 

U6/8 Training in Cappagh 5:45pm on Friday. 



U10 Hurling 

U10 training Friday at 6 in Cappagh Park. Talking a break then until after the Galway Races finish.



U12 Hurling 

U12s played Michael Cusacks in the Prairie last Sat morning. Our boys played well for long periods before conceding several goals to a strong Cusacks side. 

Our next game will be a Shield semi-final in late Aug/early Sept, and we will take a break from training for the next few weeks.



U13 Hurling 

Best of luck to the U13 Hurlers as they take on Tommie Larkins this evening  (Wednesday)

 in the County Semi Final in the Prairie at 8pm.  




Camogie

U10s On break for a few weeks.



U13s Great win against Mountbellew/Moylough in 1st round of Summer championship.

Next match is at home against Oranmore on Thursday next. Venue tbc. Thoughts and best wishes to Anna Harty who sustained a broken leg last Sunday  playing with Galway. 



U16s  Training continues on Saturday morning in preparation for upcoming semi-final v Killimor. 



U17s

Our 6 girls who are on the Galway team are playing in the Munster U17 blitz in Mallow on Saturday. They were in Abbeyknockmoy last evening at Connacht trials. More trials to follow. Best of luck girls.



Juniors

Next championship game next week. Details to be confirmed. 




Ladies Football

County News - Huge congrats to Saoirse Flynn who was a member of the All Ireland Winning Minor Team on Sunday, defeating Cork by 1 point. Congrats Saoirse another well deserved medal! 



u16 - U16 Championship draw is pending Thurs 19th July. First Game is due to complete for 29/7. Training is gearing itself as best one can with many players on Vacation, at the Gaeltacht and other activities. Our County Panellists prepare for the Ireland Final where they meet Kerry again. The Club and Management wish the Girls the Best of Luck. Hoping they win. Training last wed was a good session on a bare pitch. Good turnout considering the Soccer World Cup clashed directly.



Good Luck Emma and Laura!



u14 - U14 Div 4 Team play Mountbellew Moylough next Sunday in the Shield final. This committed group of players are developing well and have worked hard for this opportunity. Hopefully they will do it. 



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. 



The SKGAA Summer Football Camp will be taking place from Monday 6th to Friday 10th August (including Bank Holiday Monday).

VENUE: Arus Bóthar na Trá.

TIMES: 9:30am to 1:30pm.

AGES: 6 to 14 year old boys and girls (must be a member of a GAA club).

COST: €50 per child / €10 per day (€80 for 2 children from the same family).

CONTACT: James in Arus office on 091 527333 / 087 1635814 to book.

Places limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Some great results on the pitch in past week or two well done to all players and coaches. 

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

 

Is mise le meas,

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