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Club News 25th April 2017

posted 26 Apr 2017, 08:44 by Letterkenny Gaels   [ updated 9 May 2017, 16:50 ]
The senior footballers lost out in their match against league leaders St. Nauls on Sunday. This weekend the lads are at home to Burt. All support welcome. See Facebook for more details.

The weekend of 6th and 7th May is going to be a busy one for the hurlers of Letterkenny Gaels as they cycle and Puc their way to GAA headquarters at Croke Park in Dublin. The virtual Cyclathon and Puckathon will take place in the Courtyard Shopping Centre and Páirc na nGael, Thorn Road, over the two days.

The novel fundraiser kicks off in the Courtyard Shopping Centre on the Saturday at 11am and the Gaels hope to have the journey of 236k completed on static bikes which were kindly sponsored by Halfords, Letterkenny by 5pm. Club members in teams of four will do the virtual journey alternatively and will be joined on the day by 'Ireland's Fittest Family' Team Leader, Danny Ryan.

On Sunday, attention turns to Páirc na nGael and the Puckathon where Club hurlers young and not so young will virtually Puc their way through the 236k journey where repeated lengths of the pitch will cover the distance. Sponsor cards are available from club members. Raffle tickets will also be on sale at both locations. All club members are encouraged to take part or help out over the weekend.

Ar mhaith leat feabhas a chur ar do chuid Gaeilge in am don Ardteistiméireacht? Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn are running an intensive Irish course over three evenings on Tuesday 9th/16th/23rd May ó 7-9 i nGaelscoil Adhamhnáin le Caitlín Ní Bhroin. Beidh an dianchúrsa Gaeilge seo dírithe ar dhaoine a bheidh ag ullmhú don LC ach beidh fáilte roimh dhaoine eile má bhíonn spás ar fáil. Max 20 in group. Book a place now. Phone Bairbre 0894218215. €10 don chúrsa iomlán.

Club members are reminded of the Home Insurance offer we are promoting in association with AIB Bank Letterkenny where members can nominate Letterkenny Gaels as their chosen club when taking out Home Insurance with them. See Club Facebook for more details.

On Tuesday night our young U-12 girls football team continued their winning ways after a good victory over neighbours Milford. The girls are improving every week and are once again looking forward to their next outing, this time against St. Eunan's. The team on the night were Aoife Sweeney, Gillan Anderson, Cliodhna Patton, Clodagh O'Connor, Orlaith Carey, Claire Sweeney, Andrea Cutliffe, Niamh Sweeney, Amy Hegerty, Louise Doherty, Tori Ellis & Natasha Tinney.
  • Under 16s girls and younger football training is on every Sunday morning from 11am to 12 noon at Pairc na nGael.  Over 16/seniors is on Fridays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Pairc na nGael. Senior ladies circuit training is on in the Clubroom on Fridays at 6.30 for U-16's, U-18's and senior ladies.
Our U14 Camogie panel were in action at the Feile blitz in Convoy on Sunday last. The results didn't go our way but with 18 out of 23 girls underage next year, it was great experience for the future. The girls showed great skills but lacked physicality of older girls. They made up for that with their passion & determination. Well done everyone! A Gaels well done to Carndonagh  & Four Masters who qualified this year.
  • Outdoor Camogie Training for U-8, U-10 & U-12 continues every Friday evening at the pitch from 6-7pm. U-12, U-14 & U-16 training continues at the pitch every Monday evening from 6-7.30pm. New players always welcome.
Last Saturday some of Letterkenny Gaels young hurlers made the long journey to Croke Park to take part in a Go Games Tournament. They all played for over 90 minutes on the hallowed ground in teams made up of their rivals from Aodh Ruadh, Four Masters, Buncrana, St Eunans, Setanta, Burt, Mac Cumhaills, Gaoth Dobhair and Carndonagh. All the Gaels played exceptionally well and some managed to score goal or a point. This memory will be with them forever. All the players got a tour of the facilities in Croke Park and were treated to complimentary breakfast and dinner and each got a jersey for their participation.
  • Outdoor hurling training takes place every Thursday evening from 6.30-7.30pm at Páirc na nGael for U-6 to U-12's. All welcome.

Sympathy is extended to Maura Ui Bhaoill, her sister, Una Friel, their families and the extended Mc Elwaine family, Fanad on the sudden passing of their brother, Seamus.

Ar dheis Dé do raibh a h'anam dhílis.

Bingo continues every Monday in Arena 7. The Jackpot this week is €4200. Lines are €40 and Houses are €130. Doors from 8pm. Eyes down 9pm. All welcome.

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