Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 10th Of June 2019

June 12th, 2019 | News

Senior / Reserve League
Our Reserve & Senior Men are back in action on Sunday 16th June at home to Aghyaran at 2.15pm & 3.45pm respectively.  All support welcome.

Senior Ladies
Hard luck to our Senior ladies on Sunday evening against a strong Beragh side.
Final Score: Galbally 0-06 Beragh 2-12
The next game is scheduled for this weekend – details to be confirmed – keep an eye on social media for updates.

U21 Boys
Well done to our U21 boys on a great win (after extra time) on Sunday evening in Pearse Park against Errigal Ciaran.  Coming from 7 points down with 10 minutes to go in normal time the boys fought hard to earn a well deserved draw.  In extra time they dug deep and ran out deserving winners on a final score line Galbally 5-18 Errigal Ciaran 3-17.  Semi-Final details to tollow.

Minor Boys
Hard luck to our minor boys in their league on Friday evening away to Drumquin losing by a single point.  Final Score: Drumquin 2-11 Galbally 1-13.  Our minor boys will play the winners of Aghyaran & Brackaville in the quarter finals of the championship – date to be confirmed.

U14 Girls
Our U14 girls are through to the LEAGUE & CHAMPIONSHIP Finals – date to be confirmed.  Our girls earned themselves a place in the Grade 2 Championship Final on Monday night after a gutsy performance coming from 3 points down at half time.  Score for score throughout the second half and in the last 10 minutes the girls pulled away with a final score Galbally 9-04 Moortown 4-08.

Preparations are well under way for our girls and management as they are heading to the All-Ireland Feile on the weekend 28th – 30th June.  The girls will be hosted by Michael Glaveys GAC in Ballinlough, Co Roscommon.  We would encourage as many people to make the journey – it will be a memorable weekend for all.  If you are interested in going down on a bus on the Saturday or Sunday (If they get through to finals) please send a whatsapp to Marie Rafferty on 078 2544 3088.
Galbally’s G4M&O will be holding a coffee morning on Sunday 23rd June from 10am to 2pm.  Please note that Blessing of the Graves is on in Galbally that morning so call up afterwards for a catch up and show some support for our girls.

U12.5 Boys (Primary 7 & 1st Year)
The league starts on Monday (17th June) at 7.15pm away to Cookstown.

U12.5 Girls (Primary 7 & 1st Year)
Training commences on Wednesday 12th June from 7pm to 8pm for all Primary 7 and Year 8 girls (change in aging from previous years). 

U10.5 Boys (Primary 5 & 6)
Thank you to everyone who helped out in any way at our U10.5 boys blitz on Saturday morning.  A great turnout of referees, umpires and catering support.  Training continues as normal.

U10.5 Girls (Primary 5 & 6)
Training for our U10.5 girls continues on Wednesday evenings from 7pm – 8pm. Blitz dates are as follows: Saturday 22nd June / Saturday 6th July / Saturday 3rd Aug / Saturday 24th Aug / Saturday 7th Sept / Saturday 21st Sept.

U8.5 Boys (Primary 3 & 4)
Our U8.5 boys will be playing attending 2 tournaments on Saturday in Pomeroy & Dungannon.  Details have been sent out by WhatsApp.

U8.5 Girls (Primary 3 & 4)
Training continues on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8pm.  Blitz dates are as follows: Saturday 22nd June / Saturday 6th July / Saturday 3rd Aug / Saturday 24th Aug / Saturday 7th Sept / Saturday 21st Sept

U6.5 Boys (P1 & P2)
Training continues on Mondays from 7pm to 7.45pm.  All parents are expected to be available at training.

U6.5 Girls (P1 & P2)
Training continues on Tuesdays from 7pm to 7.45pm.  Parents are expected to be available at training and a weekly helper rota will be published on the U6 girls what’s app.  Please contact Siobhan McVeigh on 07731481605 to be added to the group.

Club Shop
Our Club Shop will be open on Friday nights between 7.30pm to 8pm.

Match Day Attire
As our season is underway for a lot of our teams it is important that our players represent our club with pride. We ask that every player comes ready for each match with the correct gear.

Galbally Jersey (U8/10’s only)
Galbally White Crested Shorts
Galbally Blue Club Socks
Gum Shield
Gloves (if required)
Appropriate outerwear
We also have navy shorts (with pockets) available for training
These are available to purchase in our club shop only

Pitch Side Sign Sponsorship
We have a number of spaces available for anyone who is interested in putting up a pitch side sponsorship board.  This is a great way of advertising your business.  Hundreds of people pass through the gates of Galbally Pearses each year.  Just think of the coverage you would get whilst supporting our club.  There are a number that are due for renewal so please contact any committee member if you wish to continue or start.  Your support is greatly valued.

Coaching Opportunities
Tyrone GAA Summer Camps 2019 – Coaches Required
The Tyrone Summer Camps are due to commence on the 1st July and will run through for 8 consecutive weeks with 51+ camps being run across the county and the good news is that we have enhanced pay rates in operation for all coaches.  Tyrone GAA are looking for quality coaches for football, hurling and handball to help in ensuring that our camps are a success.  Those who have completed their foundation level award, have coached or are coaching within their clubs youth programme and are looking to work in a fun environment then we want to hear from you.
There will be an information and training evening held on Monday 10th June in the Tyrone GAA Centre in Garvaghey at 6.30 pm.
Only those who attend this session will be eligible to work in the summer camps. All coaches are requested to bring suitable training gear as there will be a practical element.
The session will include a short ‘Code of Best Practice’ refresher and some practical information for working at camps.  This will be followed by a practical session outdoors to go through fun games to use during the summer camps.  All coaches must be Access NI Vetted through Tyrone GAA and must be completed before Monday 3rd June.
For further information regarding summer camp coaching please contact brian.laverty.gdm.tyrone@gaa.ie or phone on 028 855 67723.

Health & Wellbeing
The health and wellbeing of our members is paramount and therefore we want to ensure that anyone that needs help can access appropriate services.  Please take time to read the documents on the health & wellbeing link.  Please talk to someone if you are feeling anxious or worried.

Additional Support is available from:

  • Lifeline 08088088000 www.lifelineshelpline.info
  • Samaritans – Call 116 123 free from any phone (02890664422) www.samaritans.org
  • Childline – 08001111 www.childline.org.uk

**Important Notice** – Dogs in Pearse Park
Unfortunately we have to reinforce the action of “No Dogs Allowed” within the grounds of Pearse Park. This is due to the health and safety of our players and members as we have received complaints of high levels dog fouling on our pitches & walking track. If you are on our grounds with a dog (on/off a lead please do not be offended when you are asked to leave).

Connect 4 Lotto
This week’s connect 4 lotto numbers were 6 – 3 – 4 – 10 with no jackpot winner.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 were: Sarah Donnelly, Aoife Brannigan, Cormac Shevlin, Eunan Kane, & Hurson Family.  Our jackpot now stands at £4,050.  Our next lotto draw takes place on Tuesday 18th June in the committee room at 9pm.
Do you support our club lotto? Have you a lotto seller that calls at your house to sell lotto?  Would you like a lotto seller to call at your house to sell lotto so that you can support the club that supports you and your children or grandchildren?
Would you consider accepting a club lotto book and selling 3-5 lotto tickets each week and having a committee member call weekly to collect your tickets?
The club requires more lotto sellers so if you would be interested in helping the club out with this please contact any committee member.

Our Club – Your Club – One Club

Safety Notice
We would appreciate if everyone could please use the ample parking facilities in the Community Centre car park and beside the GAA Hall when dropping off / collecting their children / attending training matches.  For everyone’s safety we ask that no cars are to be driven down the football pitch side of the Community Centre.  The Health and Safety of all users of our club grounds is paramount.  Galbally Pearses Committee have carefully reviewed the current parking arrangements in place at the club grounds.  Bollards are now in place at the side of the Turnstiles place and are not to be removed.  Only service vehicles are permitted between the main pitch and Community Centre or the low car park adjacent to low pitches.  We ask all users of our club grounds to use the car park in front of the Community Centre and the car park behind the goal posts of the main field.  Please drive carefully at all times around our club grounds taking account pedestrians movements – in particular children.  Finally please park in a considerate manner.  We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Easter Camp 2019
We would like to thank all our sponsors of our Easter Camp 2019.  Thank you to CMK Mechanical Engineering, Mid Ulster Council and all our volunteers who donated their time during the week.

Gaeltacht Applications
Are you or your son / daughter heading to the Gaeltacht this summer?  Did you know that from the generous donations from our gate collections at our St Patrick’s Day Mass we are able to offer grants to our members for attending the Gaeltacht?  This is limited to members only.  If you are interested in applying please email pro.galballypearses.tyrone@gaa.ie for a form that is to be returned as soon as possible or download from http://www.galballygac.com/club-an-phiarsaigh/downloads/
Applications close on Sunday 16th June.

Tyrone GAA / Kelloggs Camp
See below links for summer camps taking place in Galbally this summer.  Take advantage of the lower discounted price by booking online ASAP.



Date for your Diaries
Saturday 21st July – Cycle Sportive for Galbally Friends Fund
Saturday 27th July – Cathy McVeigh Memorial Tournament
Monday 29th July – Thursday 1st August 2019 Tyrone GAA Summer Camp
Monday 19th August – Thursday 22nd August 2019 Kelloggs Multi-Sport Camp

Toilet Block / Ball Store Development
Work is progressing well on our new development. We hope to have this up and going in the next few weeks. This will be an added bonus to our existing facilities.  This could not have been possible without the extremely generous support of our member’s voluntary hours and through the support of the Mid Ulster Council Sports Capital Development Grant (Enhancement of Facilities – Building Toilets & Storage Room Award).

Child Protection / Vetting
We had a great attendance at our Child Protection course last Thursday evening.  If anyone needs to complete their Vetting please email pro.galballypearses.tyrone@gaa.ie to get these forms sent to you.

Thoughts & Prayers
The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families of Winnie Loughran, Fr. Sean Hegarty, Annie Corr (White City), Mark McElduff, Peter Treacy, Seamus Watt, Plunkett Harte, Sarah Woods, Layla Donaghy, Brian Vincent, Patsy McKenna, Mary Touhy, Hughie Darcy & Felix Hagan on their recent passing.  The club would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to any families in the area who are dealing with bereavement or illness in their family at this time.

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