Southern Gaels club notes

August 06, 2019

U6 Southern Gaels v Drumraney, 1st August

 Thursday, 1st August saw the first game for our Southern Gaels Academy players and first steps in what hopefully will be a lifelong love of hurling and camogie. We were delighted to be guests of Drumraney Camogie Club. It was a joy to see the enthusiasm to which our youngest members took to the games as the crowd took pride in the fine games with our hosts. Along with our under 8 teams, the pitch was alive with the clash of the ash.  A big thank you to our great players who did themselves proud  in Drumraney on Thursday evening and a big shout out also to our other players that could not make it on the night, you all are very vital members of our little hurling community. Those who participated; Jesse & Billy Moran, Cillian Cahill, Art & Moya O’Nuallain, Aisling Fallon, Daisy Cosgrove, Mark Vargovcik, Tadhg Fallon, Claire  & Anne Sheridan, Cormac & Sean Slevin, Róisín & Aoibhín O’Keeffe, Oisín Quinn, James Dillon, Harshiv Prajapati, Sadhbh, Fiadh & CuChulainn O’Connell.


Annabels Allstars is a fundraising initiative in memory of Annabel Loughlin from Clonkill who tragically passed before her time last year,  with all funds going to Temple Street Childrens Hospital and Mullingar Pediatric Unit. 

There is a family fun day and Adult 7 a side hurling tournament in Clonkill GAA on Saturday August 17th (Our Adult team will be participating - first match @ 11.30) with a draw taking place that night. Here is a donation link or you can buy raffle tickets for 10 Euro - great prizes (all ireland hurling tickets, signed jerseys , weekend away, TVs etc.)

All-Ireland Football Ticket Draw: Annual Sale of Draw Tickets for 2 Seats at Football All-Ireland. €2 for one entry, €5 for 3 entries. Tickets will be distributed to all players, so please support us and you could be going to Croker for a cracker. Draw to be held at our Bowling night.

Bowling Fundraiser: We will host fundraiser on Friday August 30th 18.30-22.00, in the Planet, Athlone. €5 for kids for Bowling, Food, Play Area and Entry to Draw for All-Ireland Tickets and Joe Canning Hurl and Sliotar open to kids. (€12.50 per Adult) Bookings to: 0872253350.


Underage Matches: Thanks to St. Rynaghs for Hosting our U14s for a challenge match in Banagher on Wednesday July 31st. Although we were missing 13 players from our panel, we were able to field a competitive team and all players were given a great introduction to tough Offaly hurling. Our U12s travelled to Delvin also on the same night, so it’s great for the club to have numbers self-contained at each age group to be able to spread players to matches at great distances apart. Our U16s play Delvin, away in Championship on Monday August 5th.


Adult Fixture: Intermediates play Turin on August 7th at 7.15 in Rochfortbrigde.

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