It's the real beginning of the season this week with a number of teams beginning their campaigns. Both the senior and junior footballers are in league action this weekend.
Thank to all who took part in the Árus clean up at the weekend. Thanks to all the volunteers who turned up on the day, the place is looking in great shape.
The Juvenile Football awards took place last weekend and were a great success. Thanks to Juvenile Football Director Noel Tyrrell and all the coaches for organsising a lovely evening and to our Galway U20 stars Cathal, Tomo and Aidan for making the presentations. The full photo album from the night can be found on the club Facebook Page.
Can all members please ensure they and their families and registered before you return to training. Players/Coaches attending training or matches will not be covered by insurance unless registered with the club and the GAA. Follow the attached link to register now: https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=398&intMF_ID=5708
- The 2019 Club Annual is on SALE NOW. There is a page dedicated to every single team in the club and tonnes of photos and articles from the past year covering a whopping 68 pages. Grab your copy now at the Árus and avail of a special offer: Get the new club bobble yet for only €10 when you buy a club annual. The Annual is available from the Árus office every evening between 6-7pm. Don't miss out as there is a limited supply left.
Healthy Food Initiative
We launched our Healthy Food Initiative last Thursday evening in the Arus. We had Iarlaith Gavin and Ronan Delappe make fruit and nut balls while Sacha Kearns and Keela Flanagan made freshly squeezed orange juice.
It was wonderful to see the children who walked come in afterwards and try out everything. A huge thanks to John Daly for sponsoring bananas, apples, oranges and seaweed infused water drinks for us for the night.
We would like to encourage healthy treats and drinks at blitzs, after games etc. In this regard I will be putting on a healthy food workshop in the coming months. I will keep you posted. In the meantime if you want any ideas or help with alternatives for blitz etc. please let me know.
If anyone would like to help out with any aspect of the Healthy Club initiatives please contact Dolores Andrew-Gavin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Ar an bPáirc
On the Field
Senior and Junior
The first round of the league competitions start this weekend with the Seniors out
first at 2pm on Saturday vs Oranmore in Oranmore. The Juniors open their
Season on Sunday morning at
11am vs Williamstown in Williamstown. We encourage people to brave the weather if possible and come Support both teams it would be appreciated.
Congrats to Tomo Culhane, Aidan Halloran & Cathal Sweeney who beat Leitrim comprehensively with Galway u20s to set up a Connacht Final vs Roscommon on March 7th in Tuam Stadium well done lads.
The national football league continued
Last weekend with Galway defeating Tyrone in impressive style. They travel to Meath this Sunday as table toppers and we wish Robert Finnerty well as he continues to shine for the team.
Volunteers to help out at adult games during the year are needed for the season ahead with particular people needed to assist on camera work & processing data recorded at games. Anyone who maybe interested please contact adult football director Hughie Heskin on +353 (86) 600 8856. We are also looking for people to help out at the league games this weekend coming if they can link in with Hughie before the weekend if happy to offer support.
Now all teams are back training please ensure your child is registered otherwise they are not insured .
Registration is open and all players must be registered to play or train before end of Feb new guidelines from Croke Park say every player must be registered before they play.
Register at www.skgaa.ie
U7 football training every Tuesday 6-7 in the arus great numbers.
U8 training rTuesdays from 6-7 on wallball area behind the Arus. Please ensure players are dressed accordingly for the weather. Surface not suitable for boots so runners only. For insurance purposes only registered players will be permitted to train.
U12 back training Sunday and Tuesday’s. Excellent numbers and training and the kids have trained very well.
U13's training Sundays in Astro 10-11 this week and Arus Astro 5-6 from next Tuesday
U14 atraining on Tuesdays also in preparation for feile and year ahead . U14 Feile fundraiser will be the fashion show so awaiting dates fur same all support welcome.
U15/U16 footballers are back training together on Tuesdays (7.45pm) and Sundays (5.45pm) in the Astro. Attendance and effort has been very good so far.
LAST MAN STANDING new competition starting March 9th for all in Juvenile football
LMS TICKETS SHOULD BE IN ARUS BY WEEKEND or Contact your coach YOU CAN PLAY ONLINE AS OFF NOW.
Pls support as this is main fundraiser fur the Juvenile football for year
The Junior A Hurlers will travel to Dublin this Saturday to play Civil Service in a challenge. The lads have completed a 5 week intensive gym programme and are now getting the eye back in working on the Astro and Wallball each week as well as plenty of fitness work for the pre-season. They will be looking forward to a chance to get out on the pitch this weekend. The Junior A lads completed their fundraiser last week and sold a 100 boxes for the upcoming Galway Cork game in the National League this weekend. Míle buíochas to Stevie Cullinane and Timmy Carpenter for organising the fundraiser and thanks to all of you who bought boxes and who have supported the Junior A hurling team. We really appreciate it. See social media for the numbers and the winners this weekend.
U21 Championship next week begins with a home game vs Tommy Larkins. Details next week.
Well done to Adult Players, Dan, Daniel and Seanie who were involved with the NUIG team that qualified for the All Ireland Junior Third Level final during the week. Commiserations to Eamon Kelly who was on the opposing UCD team.
U6 to U10 Boys:
Junior Infants: Saturday 2-3pm (Indoors/Astro)
Senior Infants: Friday 5-6pm (Scoil Einde)
1st Class & 2012 boys: Friday 5-6pm (Astro)
2011 boys: Sunday 12pm-1pm (Astro)
2010 boys: Friday 7-8pm (Astro)
Please note the Snr Infants move to Scoil Einde from 5-6pm.
Training on Friday 7-8.
Match on Sunday v Abbey Duinery in St. Enda’s College at 11. 30 followed by refreshments in the Arus before Galway Cork game.
Training Friday night 6-7 at the Aras.
Training Fri 8-9pm at the Arus.
Training Saturdays and Mondays. Will possibly have Thursday depending on availability and game fixtures.
Training Saturday in Arus (indoor) 1-2pm. New members welcome. Hurls & helmets provided.
U8 training continues on astro Saturday 1-2pm. Please note access to astro this week is via Rockbarton, as Aras access is closed.
Training as usual Thursday 6-7pm in Arus.
U11/12 Camogie Wallball /Astro continues Thursday’s 6.00-7.00pm.
GMA Session with U10 Boys Monday’s 7.00-8.00pm.
U13s/ U14s training Thursday’s at Aras, wall ball/astro at 6.50 - 8pm.
U16 Wall ball training Thursday 7.50pm to 9pm.
Minor Camogie training Thursday evening 8 to 9.30 and Saturday morning 9.30 to 11 on Astro.
Junior training Thursday 8-9.30pm and Saturday 9.30-11am on Astro, access through Rockbarton entrance only.
U6 girls football
U6 girls football (born 2014) training begins this year in Áras Wed 4th March. Please send your child's name and parents mobile details to Eileen on 087 8351914 soon. Lots of new girls wanted so come and try it out!
U8 girls football
U8 Girls training continues Sunday mornings at 10am in the hall at the Arus.
U10 girls football
U10girls training this Saturday from 3-4pm at the astro by the arus
U12 girls football
U12 girls training this evening (Wednesday) 6-7pm on Astro.
U14 girls football
U14 training Wednesday 6.50 at Arus. Saturday training 4pm St Endas.
U16 girls football
U16 Girls training Wed 8pm on astro and Sat 11.30am in Enda's.
Minor/Junior Ladies Football
Minor/Junior training Wednesdays, 9pm on the Astro.
Reminder: ladies' football table quiz Thursday March 5th in Tom Sheridan's, Knocknacarra. We ask parents from all age groups to organise a table or sponsorship . Many Thanks.
Keep up to date with news on www.skgaa.ieand https://www.facebook.com/SalthillKnocknacarraGaaClub/ .
Also you can follow SKGAA on Twitter @skgaa and Instagram #skgaa
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