Salthill Knocknacarra GAA
January 31 2018
SKGAA Newsletter 31/01/18
There is great excitement building with our Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Night taking place this Friday. Much talk is of the potential winners of our Players of the Year awards for all four codes and of course the Club Person of the Year, not to mention the Ed Sheeran Concert tickets which will be raffled on the night.
We would ask all members intending to go on Friday to get your tickets asap to help us confirm number with the hotel. Looking forward to seeing you all there on the night.
Player of the Year nominees:
Gavin Duffy, Evan Wynne, William Finnerty
Sorcha Marnell, Orla Callanan, Vicky Flanagan
Sean Burke, Tommy Roache, Brendan Moran
Bella Brendican, Siobhan Divilly, Leonie Furlong, Saoirse Flynn.
Club Person of the Year Nominees:
Camogie: Veronica Ryan
Ladies Football: Sean Cullen
Hurling: Sean Gavin
Football: Sean O'Connell
Best of luck to everybody nominated!
It is that time of the year again for members to renew their membership. This year, all members will be asked to pay online. This is to reduce the workload on club volunteers and comply fully with data protection procedures. To register just click the link at the bottom of this page or visit
If you are experiencimg any difficulty, you can ring the offices of myclufinances and ask to speak to Mary on 091506048.
Dinner Dance 2018
Our annual Club Dinner Dance and Awards Night will take place on Friday the 2nd February in the Galway Bay Hotel. Planning has already begun and we hope to have another wonderful night. Tickets are available from James in the office. Tables of 10 can be organised by simply giving James a name to be passed on to the Hotel and that name will appear on a table on the night. All details on the flyer below. We hope to have a few Ed Sheeran tickets to raffle on the night also....
Anyone interested in playing 25 (cards). Cards will resume again this Thursday in the kitchen in the Árus from 8.30pm. All welcome.
The club would like to pass their condolonces on to Brian Walsh and his family following the death of Brian's father Joe of Kilconly last week.
May he Rest in Peace.
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Play Club Lotto by clicking on the above poster or by going to www.skgaa.ie
Special Offer: Get the SKGAA Club Annual and the new SKGAA bobble hat (worth 15euro) together for a special price of 20euro from James in the office. The annual contains 60 pages of photos and articles from all the club teams this year and is a wonderful memento of one of the club's most succesful ever years. The hats are now back in stock after selling out before Christmas. Get yours now while you can.
On the Field
U8/9 training Thursday 6pm in Arus.
U12 Training resumes this Thursday 5pm In Arus.
U14 training Thursday 6.45 in Arus. Parents from this group are encouraged to get involved in Féile this year which is to be held in Connacht, June 8th to 10th . SKGAA will be a venue for matches and both camogie and hurling will be hosting a travelling team each. Assistance needed for Féile committee, hosting players and fundraising .Please contact any of the U14 mentors if interested. This is a the biggest event nationally in the year for players in this age group and also an opportunity for the club to come together.
Juniors train 3pm Saturday at Westside astro.
Juv Football had their first meeting of all coaches last week and everyone is looking forward to year ahead .
Most teams are planning on returning back 1st week in February after a nice break over the winter where all the batteries were re-charged
U-8’s/U-9’s/U-10s are all back training every Tuesday in the Aras 6-7 and 7-8 for u-10S, while U-11s will return on Mondays 6-8 and U-6/7’s will return in early March
U-14s are busy preparing for a big season ahead and played Tuam Stars last week in Tuam where they had a good win this team plan to play a few challenge games around Galway footballers league games so based on last weeks result they could be a lucky omen.
The Juvenile Football committee are also looking for help for the year ahead as with over 12 teams and 400 children there is a lot of work involved in running the Football Section.
As the old motto goes its better to have a lot of people do a little rather than a few people do everything so with a new year and fresh enthusiasm if any parents are willing to help out in any way be it as a one off or attend a meeting once a month for 7/8 months please contact Juvenile Football chairman Noel Tyrell on 0879506140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthdays in the Árus
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/ .
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