A letter from the LGFA with details for the day, please read and take note of the handy tips for preparing for the day.
Once again congratulations on being selected to represent your county in the LGFA Go Games U10 Activity day. We are hugely looking forward to seeing you all on August 15th. Please see some handy information for you to bare in mind as we approach the day:
Be safe and please ensure a travel consent form is obtained from any parents or guardians. This should be standard practice in your club so will have these to hand.
Plan your journey accordingly. Use Google maps or route planner and take into account any unforeseen stoppages that may occur. You must arrive at your designated arrival time 1pm. Access to the stadium will not be granted prior or after this time. A member of LGFA staff will be there to greet all teams and direct you to your registration location.
Parking for team buses will be permitted at the large car park at the back of the Cusack Stand only. Cars will not be permitted in this area. Cars travelling will be accommodated in the Davin Stand car park off the North circular road.
*Please note these arrangements are subject to change. We will inform you well in advance of any proposed changes. Can you please let me know if your team and mentors are travelling by bus or in cars by Monday.
A packed lunch will be provided to players, however, the shops and some concession stands will be open so if players, spectators and officials wish to bring money for purchase then please inform them that they will be open and available.
All players and coaches registrations will be checked prior to the day. Only the named 15 players will be permitted access to the registration and playing area. Only two mentors are allowed accompany the team. The FLO can be one of these mentors or they should sit in the designated area in the stand in view of all players. Please ensure all teams bring their signed consent forms with them.
Please not there is NO ACCESS to dressing rooms so teams must come ready in their club gear. All players must wear mouth guards or they will not be allowed to participate. Boots can be put on in the stand prior to their game.
Spectators (as mentioned above) should park in the Davin Car park and proceed to the Cusack Stand entrance. Entry is free and no tickets are required. Spectators will not have access to the pitch or playing area.
We will have further details early next week when more information becomes available and we are excited to see all of your players in action in Croke Park on the 15th.
National Development Officer
Following a great day at the Under 10 blitz that took place in the dome in June. St Gabriels ladies U10's are now off to Croke Park representing Galway in a Go Games activity day this Monday.
This is a great honour for both the girls and the club and we wish every one the very best.
The team will depart Cappy school at 10 am. St Gabriels ladies hope the girls and their families all have a great day out at Croker!
Limited places left, book now to avoid disappointment
Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th of August, 10am to 2pm,
Boys & Girls 6-13 years of age.
Registration link https://www.klubfunder.com/.../St.../EventRegistration...
€45 per child - €60 per family.
The club would like to say -
Thanks so much to everyone that supported the clubs Euro Millions fundraiser. All the tickets purchased will be entered into the first draw. Anyone that bought a ticket online will receive a copy of their ticket by email during the week & can contact the committee directly if they wish to get the physical ticket.
Thanks again to everyone for your support. It is very much appreciated.
St. Gabriel’s Ladies Committee
St Gabriel's Ladies GAA club are pleased to announce that Healthwise Pharmacies Ballinasloe have now come on board as Sponsors. For all of your health needs then why not pop into them at their premises in Duane's Pharmacy in Society Street & Healthwise Pharmacy in Poolboy Harbour Road.
Great win in Aughrim for St Gabriel’s Ladies U12 team who defeated Menlough in their league final this evening on a score line of St Gabriel’s Ladies 6g 12pts to Menlough/ Skenagh 3g 11pts.
Another success for one of St Gabriel’s underage sides. Well done to the players, management, mentors and the supporters!
Fantastic win for our St Gabriel’s Ladies U16 team who won the shield final today in Aughrim pitch.
Final score was St Gabriel’s Ladies 8g 9pts to Monivea/Abbey 3g 5pts.
Congratulations to the U16 panel of players and to their Managers John Conway and Neil Trappe on a great win in their Shield final. Well Done To All and thank you to all for the support.
St Gabriel's Ladies versus Monivea/Abbey Ladies in the Under 16 shield final in Aughrim next Saturday 2nd July at 2pm.
St Gabriel's Ladies Gaelic Football Club & St Gabriel's GAA are jointly running a Euro Millions Fundraiser.
For just €40, you will be entered in both the Euro Millions draw, Euro Millions Plus for 6 entries every week for a year from the first draw on the 2nd August 2022!
Great Value and a Chance to WIN BIG!
Please contact a committee member or your managers for more details.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
We wish all the players, managers and supporters travelling the best of luck at the U10 Go Games @ THE DOME Saturday 25th June 2022 at 10:00 AM-1:00 PM in the Connacht Gaelic Athletic Association Centre of Excellence, Cloonacurry, Knock, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
9.30am – Teams to arrive for REGISTRATION
9.45am – Coaches/Referee/Pitch Coordinator Meeting – Beside Registration table with Claire Burke – Development Officer.
9.50am – Teams warm up around outside dome (RUNNING TRACK) /outside on Astro at their pitches
10am – Games start with sound of AIR HORN (in Dome and Outside on Astro) – Next Sound – Game Finishes
It promises to be a fantastic day for all and remember the main aspect of the Blitz is participation and fun.
Enjoy the day!!!
Keeping girls involved in sport and exercise through their teens.
Are you a teenage girl 13-18 in Galway? Sport Ireland would love to hear from you if you are.
There is a focus group happening in Galway City at the Connacht Hotel next Thursday the 23rd of June from 10-12 followed by some food. They're really keen to involve you to get your views on ways to help girls engage in sport and keep going in sport through their teens.
Everyone's input would be appreciated. You could like sport or hate sport or be in-between, all views and ideas will be helpful. If that's something you think you could help with for a couple of hours then contact Gráinne Murphy by email on email@example.com or by phone on 087 1221187.
Gráinne will give you any information you'd like and there's a parent consent letter also.
Permission For Club Photography
The advantages of taking, recording & sharing photographs or videos of juvenile GAA activities include; - increase in engagement - sense of involvement and reward - fun
The committee fully appreciates parental concerns in light of social media platforms. Registration on Foireann does seek parental/guardian permission. If you do not consent to your child’s image being taken please ensure to do the following;
1. select the appropriate option on Foireann
2. email the club secretary with the following details (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Subject Line is CONSENT -
Body of Text stating ‘ I do not give consent to my child’s image being used’.
Please include - your name - child’s name This information will only be dealt with for this purpose and in accordance with GDPR rules and regulations.
Thanks- St. Gabriel’s Ladies Committee
World boxing champion Lisa O’Rourke is an inspiration for many as she gives new meaning to the term 'Dual Star' as she plays for Roscommon Ladies as well. The light-middleweight amateur world champion traded the International stage and the ring for all Ireland action and GAA turf today. The Castlerea sporting sensation was back in the Roscommon jersey, starting midfield in their victory over reigning Leinster Champion’s Kildare. The 20-year-old scored three points from play as the Rossies scored 4-10 to Kildare’s 2-14, progressing to the quarter finals of the Intermediate All Ireland Championships in the process.
"I am delighted to be back with the girls, just playing football after going something like six weeks without it, so it was great to go back and shake off the rust. You do be talking to a lot of people, but it is more about football and you have that down time of an hour or two and you are not talking about the boxing.”
All the action can be viewed on the LGFA’s live-streaming service: https://page.inplayer.com/lgfaseason2022/
THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is inviting anyone interested in reaching the top as a referee to take their next steps on the path to success. The National Referee Accelerate Programme is welcoming referees with a minimum age of 23 and a minimum five years of refereeing experience to apply for a place on this intensive course. For further details, contact Clare Dowdall: email@example.com The closing date for applications is Friday, July 1.
St Gabriel's Ladies provides an inclusive football club for ALL.
Please celebrate Pride Month.
Want to keep up to date with all that's going on at the club?
Then why not check out our all new club newsletter that's now available in pdf format to read.
See our downloads section HERE.
Important matches coming up for St Gabriel's Ladies this week as U12's have their first league game on Thursday 19th May @6.30pm versus Mountbellew/Moylough.
We also have Junior A game at home in Aughrim on Saturday v Micheal Breathnachs. Time TBC
And our U16's are away to Naomh Anna Leitir Moir on Sunday 22nd May with an 11am Throw In. Good Luck to all.
Great win for St Gabriel’s Ladies 2g 5pts to Glenamaddy/Williamstown 4pts. Level at 5 minutes to full time whistle, Gabriel’s ladies dug deep and went on to get a great win.
Well done to ladies and Managers John Conway and Neil Trappe. St Gabriel’s Ladies Feile team traveled to Kilconnell after their great win. They went on tour around the parish as supporters cheeredthem as they passed.
Please Support our Avril!!!
Avril is on our Ladies junior A team
Link is here for Avril Keane & Friends fundraiser.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL TEAMS COMPETING THIS SUNDAY & ESPECIALLY TO ST GABRIELS LADIES IN FEILE 2022 Division 4 in Caherlistrane - Games 10 minutes per half.
Coordinators Neasa Cosgrove & Sinead Duffy Referees, Richie Hynes, Pat Hansberry, Ciaran Harkin
1. Glenamaddy Williamstown
2. St. Gabriels
3. Carna Caiseal
Monday 2nd May in Knockdoemore Final 11.00am
Top two teams contest the Final
Best of luck St Gabriel’s Ladies and Management.
All support appreciated.
Training for under 8 and under 10 teams is returning this Friday evening 29th April 2022 from 7pm to 8pm in Aughrim pitch.
Many thanks to all for reading, new players are always very much welcomed.
As most of you are aware youth sports doesn't pay a lot! But that is why your time is so valuable to our club St Gabriel's Ladies.
Your skills can be invaluable to a club like ours. You may think that you have very little to offer but you will be surprised how valuable and rewarding getting involved can be.
Being part of the team and Volunteering makes a massive difference, not only to us but also to YOU! Get the FEEL GOOD FACTOR By volunteering your time, you WILL make a massive difference.
Why not fill out our intro form below and Talk to us about how YOU can help & make a difference.
The GAA in partnership with the Irish Red Cross is calling on its members to register on the charity’s website any accommodation suitable for housing Ukrainian refugees arriving in Ireland (see link below). The GAA community across the world has rallied in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The availability of appropriate housing remains a priority for the Irish Red Cross who are handling offers of accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. If you have or are aware of a vacant and habitable (i.e. ready to be used) apartment or house close to schools and services in your club area, can you or the owner make an offer of that accommodation to the Red Cross at https://registerofpledges.redcross.ie
The club is pleased to announce our new panel of managers for the new season ahead.
St Gabriel’s Ladies List of managers for 2022 is as follows:
U8 Colette Caffrey
U10 Joe Lyons
U12 Alan Clancy
U14 John Conway
U16 John Conway (interim)
Minors Mike Malone
Juniors Declan Malone
St Gabriel’s Ladies GAA Football Club is pleased to confirm our training times for our teams for the new season. Training will take place in Aughrim.
Juniors & Minors will train 7-8pm Tuesdays & Thursdays.
U16’s will train 6-7pm Thursdays
U14's will train 6-7pm Thursdays
U12’s will train 6-7pm Tuesdays
U8 & U10’s will train 7-8pm Fridays
U8 & U10's training will commence on Friday 29th April.
(Players who will turn 6 years of age, during 2022, can attend U8 training if they wish.)
St Gabriel’s Ladies recently held their AGM and discussions were held afterwards regarding new ways to promote the club. One interesting proposal that the new committee is considering is a club name change.
The club will be looking to change the name of St Gabriel's Ladies to Gabriels Kickhams and operate under the new logo and the new nickname The Kicks. It is proposed that a vote will be taken at a meeting over the next few weeks for all attendees to vote on this decision.
If you would like to have a say in what happens at your club please contact us on our facebook page or please contact a committee member for further information.
St Gabriel’s Ladies GAA Football Club are currently looking for an U16 Manager to progress this talented panel of players for the all new season ahead.
If you would like to talk to us then please contact us on our facebook page. @StGabrielsLadies
The all new Gaelic vetting system will commence on the 31st of March 2022. The system is now part of Foireann and it is through this system that a coach/mentor will in future apply to be vetted. The new system will permit Children’s Officer (C0) access to confirm as to when a person is vetted. The CO will also play a key role by validating the ID Documentation of each club application before it will be processed. Further details on the new system, along with a date for a webinar etc. Please note that for the moment Foireann will only be for those that are vetted via the Garda National Vetting Bureau. Further details will follow in the coming months on Foireann for those vetted via Access NI. All new applicants have to submit a new application on the new system when available. The new date of 31st March 2022 for the new system to be implemented is to facilitate the transition from the old system to the new and to allow us to process the ongoing applications made in the last week along with the current applications being processed by the Garda National Vetting Bureau. Once the new system is available, we will share further details with you here and on www.stgabrielsladies.com. FURTHER INFO BELOW LGFA
Tel: 01 836 3156 Mob: 087 112 7264
St Gabriel's Ladies GAA Footbal Club would like to wish all of our players, managers, supporters , sponsors, parents & guardians the very best on this wonderful St Patrick's Day.
It's been a long hard road for some and we hope and pray that this year will bring health, wealth and success to all of you!
Lá fhéile Pádraig means “St. Patrick's Day." Note that you could also shorten this to “Lá ‘le Pádraig” in this saying and any other. The meaning is the same, but native Irish speakers often use the latter as a way of shortening the term to something more natural and casual. Sona means “happy” in English.
So Happy St Patrick's Day To All.
LGFA and its sister organisations recently launched the online version of Code of Behaviour (Underage). This Code has been agreed between the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, the GAA, the Camogie Association, GAA Handball Ireland and GAA Rounders. The Code replaces all previous Codes and is a mandatory Code of Behaviour for all Gaelic Games Associations in our work with underage players. It is a comprehensive good practice guidance publication and we are anxious that as many players, coaches, parents and other Club personnel have immediate access to its contents. The Code is also available in disc format (not printed) form the National Children’s Office. For more information or a disc, please contact the LGFA National Children’s Officer, Paula Prunty at 01-8363156 or Paula.Prunty@lgfa.ie
Celebrate women's achievement, especially on International Women's Day. Raise awareness against bias & take action for equality. International Women's Day sees a number of 'MISSIONS' to help forge a gender equal world. Celebrating women's achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out inequality, is key. Please celebrate with us at
For International Women’s Day, 2022, for one day and for one day only, we are reopening the SHINE Festival 2021 website for FREE so you and your members can spend the day hearing from 100 of Irelands most amazing women!
You can access the site through this link ( https://shinefestival.ie/) on the 8th of March.
We have also attached our line-up for you, so you can pick out the various videos and topics you would like to watch beforehand.
The videos range from 10 minutes to 45 minutes, so you can work to your own needs and interests.
Be a team player and help your local club score amazing rewards with the Lidl Plus LGFA Club Rewards Scheme! Here's how you can play your part: https://www.lidl.ie/lidl-plus
1. Open the Lidl Plus app & tap 'Start Collecting' before you shop, or you might miss out on your stamps.
2. Follow the on-screen prompts to select your club. You only need to do this once! Please note that the banner will remain in the app even after you have selected your club. 3. Scan your Lidl Plus card to collect stamps for your club! You score 1 stamp for every multiple of €30 spent*, and 6 stamps completes a stamp card. *Exclusions apply
4. Remember to submit all your completed stamp cards via the app by the deadline of Sunday, March 27th! Learn more at: https://www.lidl.ie/serious-support Raise up to €20,000 for your local club with Lidl Plus. Download the app here: https://www.lidl.ie/lidl-plus
Claire Burke has been appointed as the Galway LGFA Development Officer for 2022. The U13, U15 & U17 Player Development Programmes which will run this year are looking for any coaches from our club whom would be interested in coming on board to coach/co-ordinate with these programmes. The LGFA are running out a new Player Development Programme (to replace the development academies). The first information webinar is on Thursday 17th Feb @ 8.30pm led by LGFA. If anyone in our club is interested or would like to find out more information, please phone or text Claire for a chat. She is also booking Fundamentals/Level 1 Coaching Courses - so if any club members are interested please get in touch with her. Claire Burke can be contacted at 087 3930144
Since 2016, Lidl has provided support to the Ladies Gaelic Football Association and its members on a local and national level by investing over €5million. And yet a significant gap still exists between ladies Gaelic footballers and their male counterparts at all levels of the game. You can join us in helping to Level The Playing Field. Our LGFA club rewards scheme provides every club with the opportunity to raise up to €20,000 in funding by using the Lidl Plus app when you shop in store. https://www.lidl.ie/serious-support
St Gabriel's Ladies GAA Club is pleased to announce we shall be hosting our Annual General Meeting on Sunday the 6th of February at 4pm in the GAA complex in Kilconnell.
All are welcome to attend to have a say in YOUR club. We encourage everyone to come along and have a chat and contribute to a local club that provides over 100 Ladies the opportunity to play a sport that they love.
Please join 'The BIGGEST small Club In The West'!
St Gabriels Ladies GAA club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Ashling Murphy's family and friends.
There will be a vigil in Aughrim Park at 7pm this evening Monday 17th January in memory of Aisling Murphy. Please bring a candle. All welcome and please share.
Hi To All and it's that time of year again! As we look forward to a busy season ahead we are all set making plans for the new season ahead. With this in mind St Gabriel's Ladies are now actively looking for more sponsors to come onboard for another year.
Looking to promote your business or cause? Want to give something back to the community? Just like football? Then we would like to hear from you!
Joseph Lyons our friendly club Secretary is available to take your call.
Thank You For Reading
St Gabriel's Ladies GAA Club would like to send our best wishes and thoughts to all of our players, sponsors, managers & mentors, parents& guardians and supporters for this festive season.
We take this time to reflect and to remember all of the good work that people have invested into our club and to all of those who have contributed so much over the past year.
We also remember all of those who cannot or wont be with us this Christmas time and want to send you all our kindest regards and thoughts over the Christmas period & beyond.
Merry Christmas and keep safe.
It is with great sadness we say goodbye to our very good friend Declan Lennon, who passed away yesterday after a short illness. Declan was an integral part of our St Gabriel's Ladies club for many years and was one of the most genuine people you could hope to meet. He was the manager of our U14 Ladies in 2014 & 2015, and was Assistant Manager of the Junior C team the year they won the League final. Declan was also on our executive committee in the past and helped out with many fund raisers, blitzes and much needed tasks within the club. In recent years he was also Manager of our U12 girls. We are deeply saddened by the news and would like to sympathise with his two daughters Ciara and Megan and his loving mother Margaret. Declan was very much loved in the Ladies club in which he had many, many friends and we will miss him so much.
Rest In Peace Declan.
Well Done To St Gabriel's Ladie's very own Niamh Donnellan on her being voted the Players Player of The Year at the Eire Og Oxford Awards ceremony last night (28th Nov 2021). Great recognition and achievement for her. Keep on going Niamh from all at 'The Biggest small Club In The West.'
Final Score from Junior Ladies match on Killererin pitch in Barnaderg was
St Gabriel’s Ladies 10pts to Killererin 1g 4pts .
Match Report now online
Some excellent performances from a young side that has been affected by injuries. Well Done to all on a great win against a side who never gave up St Marys. Team sponsored by Ballinderry Child Care.
Final Score from Junior Ladies match yesterday was St Gabriel’s ladies 2g & 10pts to Grainne Mhaols 3g & 9pts.
Great game from the get-go and it really was anybody's game until the end. St Gabriels had a great start and were 2g & 3pts to Grainne Mhaols 1pt and were 5pts ahead at half time. Grainne Mhaols levelled in the second half as their experience came to the fore and went ahead. St Gabriel’s just couldn’t get the scores to level it and the visitors went on to narrowly win the game.
Notable performances throughout from what was a fantastic game of football. Michaela Dunne and Katie Malone never stopped working in the backs with Sinead Daly our goalie making some great saves during the game including a penalty.
Well done to the girls, who are a very young team who performed strongly and narrowly lost out to an accomplished Grainne Mhaols side. Thanks must also go to Grainne Mhaols ladies for travelling the long journey to Aughrim .
Scoring for St Gabriel’s Sophie Cunningham 1g 3pts, Rosa Bleahene 1pt, Katlin Malone 1g 1pt, Aisling Donnellan 5pts.
We must send our Best Wishes to Katlin Malone who had an injury in the first half, we wish her a speedy recovery.
Next game up is St Marys (Kilkerrin) away. Thanks to Manager Declan Malone and Mentors Luke O’ Connor, David Malone and Eoin Ward for their commitment to the team who are kindly sponsored by Ballinderry Childcare, Kilconnell.
Great win for St Gabriel’s U12 Ladies football team today in Aughrim in the shield final v Mountbellew/Moylough. A terrific game of football in very wet conditions with Captain Amy O'Meara accepting the trophy on behalf of the team.
Half time score was 3g & 1pt St Gabriel’s to Menlough 0 score and the winning score in a tight second half ended St Gabriel's 3g & 2pts to 2pts Mountbellew/Moylough.
Thank You to Alan Clancy and to all of the mentors of this side for their excellent work with this team and a brilliant Well Done to this talented panel of U12 players.
An extra special Thank You to Valerie for refreshments after the game, really, really appreciated after tough conditions.
John Conway and his panel of players took part in Feile 21 on Saturday 28th of August in Mountbellew.
St Gabriel’s ladies lost out in their first Feile game to a very strong Monivea Abbey side but managed to win their second game as they won on a score line of St Gabriels Ladies 6g 4pts to Corofin 3g 5pts.
Spirited performances from both sides as Sienna Malone got us on our way followed by a five goal blitz coming from Sinead Daly.
Unfortunately it wasn’t to be as St Gabriel’s lost their semi final match to Mountbellew/Moylough in the shield with Ciara Hilary scoring a goal for St Gabriels Ladies.
What a great day out though playing football and taking part in Feile 21.
Thanks must go to John Conway Manager and Mentor Neil Trappe for their commitment to this team.
St Gabriel's Ladies have been placed in Group 2 of the Junior A Championship and face some tough opposition in their group for 2021.
The game schedule is as follows-
CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW 2021
Round One - September 25th
Salthill/Knocknacarra v St Gabriel's
Round Two - October 2nd
St Gabriel's v Grainne Mhaols
Round Three - October 9th
St Mary's v St Gabriel's
Good Luck to all teams involved and it's great to be back playing!
A BIG thank you to everyone who supported our golf classic recently,
Some late sponsors just in .
Ronan Duhan carpenter
Mike Flanagan plastering
Neil Trappe & family
Liam & Barbara Kenny & family
Mary Lawless & family
Denise Clancy & family
Debbie Donnelly & family
Also a big thank you to Pat Cafferkey Developments Ltd who is the main sponsor for the ladies this year. If you can please support all the local businesses that helped us out.
St Gabriels AM AM Results
1st mike Glynns team - 112 points.
Prize - Greg Kennedy Loughrea.
Session on the trackman plus 4 vouchers for Pro Golf Athlone.
2nd Paddy Flaherty's team - 109 points
Vouchers by Utah Ballinasloe.
3rd Mike Dolphin 103 points
4 green fee Portumna Golf Club
4th Aidan Donahue 101 points (back 9)
Voucher Michael Ward Ballinasloe
5th Theo Farrell team 101 points
Green fee for Cregmore Golf Club
Pink Ball Winners
Vincent Costello team 40 points
4 tops sponsored by Yak Sports
Nearest the pins and longest drive kindly sponsored by O'Connor Butchers, Ballinasloe
Ladies longest drive Marion Ruane
Ladies nearest the pin Jean O'Hehir
Men's longest drive Oisin Cooney
St Gabriels Cúl Camp for Boys & Girls is on 12th-16th July 2021, which is next week at St Gabriels GAA Club in Kilconnell village.
Please note you can not register on the day of the camp.
Cúl Camp is from Monday to Friday from 10a.m to 2p.m. each day. Please ensure your child brings their mouth guards, gloves, a change of clothes, sun cream, plenty of drinks with bottles clearly labelled with child’s name, and their lunch. Have your child’s name somewhere on inside of their tops also please. (Easy to find for the owners). Enjoy.
Thanks to all the volunteers who are looking after the boys and girls next week .
A cracking game of football this evening in Aughrim pitch as a very young St Gabriel's Ladies Junior A side gave an excellent account of themselves to their visitors St Furseys in the league. With the half time score St Gabriel’s 2g 7pts to St Furseys 3g 5pts a close game was expected as both teams came out for the second half.
It was however, the visitors who came roaring out of the blocks as they dominated the early exchanges going 10 points ahead at one stage in the second half. With the home side facing an embarrassing score line it took patience and hard work on the pitch, reorganisation by the management team and plenty of vocal encouragement from the fans on the side lines to get back into this match.
Gabriel's began to claw their way back into the game and a grandstand finish saw St Gabriel’s grab a well deserved draw as they 'rip roared' their way back into it, scoring some well taken and vital points without reply. Their fitness levels were a telling factor and they used this advantage, especially in the last 10 minutes and their tenacity and never give up attitude must be applauded by anyone watching this game.
Well done girls and Management on a very entertaining game.
St Gabriel’s 3g 14pts to St Furseys of Headford 5g 8pts.
Our St Gabriel's Golf Open competition is almost here!
Still time to dust the cobwebs of the clubs and enter our club fundraising competition.
Open To ALL.
Timmy 087 272 8058
Declan 087 955 4621
for all details and entry.
Teams of 4 €100.
Great Prizes on offer.
Ballinasloe Golf Club
Friday 9th &
Saturday 10th July 2021.
St Gabriel's Ladies would like to thank everyone involved with our U8 girls panel who played Loughrea last Saturday.
It was great to be back on the pitch and especially great to see so many happy faces!
A big shout out to organiser Colette, team mentors and all of the parents & guardians who enjoyed the football on display.
In these very testing times it's testament to you all that we are now able to resume playing.
We will remind everyone that we must all be respectful of our fellow players, fans & spectators and also each clubs protocols that they may have in place, as we would like others visiting St Gabriel's to do so.
Enjoy the Games!
It is disheartening to hear so soon into our competitive club games that we have already received complaints from several clubs about the behaviour of parents and coaches on the side line. These complaints range from abusive language from parents/guardians towards their own players and players on the other team, abusive language towards other coaches and officials.
There have also been complaints about the abusive language from coaches to players and officials and encroachment of coaches on to the pitches.
This behaviour has to stop immediately.
Please inform your coaches who can in turn advise parents/guardians, that this behaviour will not be tolerated. Any infractions will be severely dealt with and a club/coach will face suspension and sanctions if further complaints are received.
Remember, people in LGFA are giving of their time voluntarily and in so doing deserve appreciation and respect from all concerned.
We now have a new code of behaviour that is available for viewing.
Please Click On The Pic.
The document is called 'Maintaining Good Practice and Behaviour' which is for Young Players, Coaches, Supporters, Parents/Guardians, Referees and Clubs.
"Young Players can benefit greatly from sports in terms of personal development and enjoyment."
"Our players are encouraged to realise that as a result of their participation in our Gaelic Games that they also have a responsibility to treat all other players and officials with fairness."
A must read for everyone as we look forward to the new season.
Less than a week to go for registrations to be completed to play for St Gabriel's Ladies for this season!
Registration must be done online to play this year. Please go to https://auth.gaaservers.net/.../openid-connect/auth... to do so.
As the LGFA are experiencing high volumes of registration it may take a few days to activate insurance etc so we suggest you register before 27th June.
Please Remember You cannot train or play until this is done and you receive an e-mail confirming your registration from the LGFA.
If you require more info please contact club secretary Joseph Lyons for help in completing registration online.
Help Develop St Gabriel’s Ladies GAA Pitch in Aughrim
By doing so you will safeguard our sporting future and support our girls and boys together, coaches and fans
We badly need high nets behind the goals, to save us chasing balls all the time!
Grass areas around the goals are in need of repair, to prevent players from playing in puddles!
Other improvements include lights, access and parking, footpath around the pitch, to reduce access risks and improve fans’ view and facilities enjoyment.
Join us on July 9th / 10th 2021 for a
Golf Classic in Ballinasloe Golf Club
Tee Box Sponsorship €50
Teams of 4 €100
Please sponsor at: https://gofund.me/4120317c
or call Patrick on 0864664543
St Gabriel’s LGFA and GAA clubs
St Gabriel's GAA Club and St Gabriel's Ladies Football Club, are holding an inaugural Am-Am in Ballinasloe Golf Club on Friday 9th July (tee time 3-6) and Saturday 10th July (11-1 & 3-4).
Please contact Timmy or Declan to enter a team or for more information on Tee box sponsorship.
All support greatly appreciated.
Noel Kelly - Chairperson St Gabriel's GAA Club.
Declan Malone - Chairperson St Gabriel's Ladies GFC.
St Gabriels Ladies are pleased to announce that our Under 8's, Under 10's & Under 12's are returning to training next Tuesday evening 18th May at 7pm in Aughrim pitch.
We request that everyone does their part by following Covid 19 protocols such as social distancing & hand sanitising.
Please familiarise yourself with our Return To Play procedures and online Elearning courses.
Please also view the following important link to familiarise yourself with useful information & protocols.
For new Coaches/Potential Coaches they can now complete a TEMPORARY SG1 Course as per below:
The above arrangements apply to NEW or POTENTIAL underage coaches, it expires no later than 31 December 2021 and does not apply to current coaches or those who work in coaching or other roles of responsibility at Cúl Camps or Club Camps later this year.
Children’s Officers are requested to bring this temporary arrangement to the attention of new or potential coaches who have yet to attend their safeguarding training.
The Temporary Safeguarding 1 Programme may be accessed and completed at https://learning.gaa.ie/tempsafeguarding1
For Existing Coaches who had already completed a Safeguarding 1 Course (SG1) in the last 3 to 5 years, they can access the SG1 Refresher Course on the column to the right ------>>>>>>
All Gaelic Games Safeguarding Workshop, whether delivered face-to -ace or as virtual (online) workshops, carry a 3 year validation period. The Gaelic Games Safeguarding Workshop include Safeguarding 1( Child Protection in Sport Awareness Workshop), Safeguarding 2 (Children’s Officer), Safeguarding 3 (Designated Liaison Person) plus the online refresher for Safeguarding 1.
Currently however there is a temporary exemption for 5 years until June 2021, due to the demand of on-line Workshops, for those who previously attended a face-to-face workshop up to five years ago for example in 2016.
These individuals should complete the online safeguarding 1 refresher programme by the 30th of June 2021, to renew their safeguarding certificate for a further three years.
The Online Safeguarding 1 Refresher can be accessed at https://learning.gaa.ie/safeguarding
All Team Management Personnel including the Female Liason Officer must be:
1. Currently registered with LGFA;
2. Currently Vetted with LGFA or GAA/Handball/Rounders/Camogie/Access NI (note: applicants up to 1st Jan 2019 would need to re-apply now);
3. Completed GAA Safeguarding 1 Course/Refresher in last 3 years (refresher expiry temporarily extended to 5 years, June 2021)
(Femaile Liason Officer to complete an FLO LGFA workshop -Notification will be given when available)
All Team Management Personnel including Coaches, Mentors, Trainers etc involved in coaching players are also required to have:
1. Completed a basic coach qualification, eg LGFA FUNdamentals Course/Foundation/IGGC (minimum requirement);
A Supervisor (not coaching) working with Underage Players and Vulnerable Adults must be:
1. Currently registered with LGFA;
2. Currently Vetted with LGFA or GAA/Handball/Rounders/Camogie/Access NI (note: applicants up to 1st Jan 2019 would need to re-apply now);
3. Completed GAA Safeguarding 1 Course/Refresher in last 3 years (refresher expiry temporarily extended to 5 years, June 2021)
A Covid Supervisor: Where possible should be a member of one of the associations.
The process for Vetting involves two steps as per link below.
Currently at Step 1 an Applicant needs to prove their identity to Club Children’s Officer and provide appropriate documentation which can be retained by Club Children’s Officer for the duration of the vetting process or the Applicant can choose after proving their identity to upload the identification documents at Step 2 in the process which is the On-Line Application Form.
In line with LGFA guidelines we now have our club policies listed on our website www.stgabrielsladies.com.
Please see below our updated policies on GDPR Policy, Child Safeguarding & Gaelic Games Safeguarding. They are also available in our club menu at the foot of the page.
St Gabriel's Ladies strive to make our club a safe and enjoyable environment for all of our players, mentors and club officials & members. If you would like to discuss any aspect of these policies then please get in touch.
Covid-19 Update For Clubs
Please CLICK HERE for the updated Guidelines for a Safe Return to Gaelic Games. The key control measures remain completion of the online education module (which you can access here) and completion of the Health Questionnaire before each session (link to Health Questionnaire is here). We will continue to keep you updated as we receive further information . Please click our links below for further reading .
"We should always remember that any club is the lifeblood of a community. Yes the competitive sport it brings is important, but we must always be mindful that THIS sport brings communities together in a sense of fellowship and togetherness. Whether its locals or visitors from afar THIS sport is a means to an end, it brings a shared sense of purpose. Whether its a good or a bad day on the field of play, we have seen our athletes give their all in the pursuit of team and personal 'goals'. We have seen Managers and Mentors endless time and efforts bring fruition or ruin on any given match day. We have seen Fans highs and lows as their club and their Family siblings reach new heights, that even they for all of their cajoling, never thought was achievable. So in these times, no matter how testing and trying, give thanks for all we have and for all we hope to achieve. Let us all hope and wish that as the passing days gather momentum we will soon be back playing THIS sport for the betterment of our community and be thankful for THIS sport we all love!"
HAPPY APRIL FOOLS!!!!
The Larry Lohan Trophy has been announced as a yearly nomination award for anyone who has given great service to the club over the years. The very first inaugural award has been won by our very own Larry who will also receive some exclusive rights when he is presented with his trophy next week. Not only will he receive €1000 and a special presentation trophy named after himself but he will also be able to take up the old custom & tradition of having the right to "move his livestock through Kilconnell village and the surrounding Parish at any time of the day or night without any fear of impediment from the local judiciary or Gardai". Larry will be presented with his cash prize and trophy in Broderick's of Kilconnell next week. St Gabriel's Ladies committee and club would like to thank Larry for his service and congratulate him on this recognition from the Galway County board who will fund the prize each year. We look forward to nominations for next years award.
Despite everything that has and is still ongoing with the current situation regarding returning to play Gaelic Games the LGFA has been busy. It has a range of interesting and insightful webinars catering for club officials, volunteers & coaches alike. Please see our accompanying listings in each of the sections here to see which ones may appeal to you and register using the links available.
Please take note of the following webinars taking place during the month of April. Each webinar details who it is aimed at so please forward the link to the relevant person/people within your club. They can click on the link to register which must be done in advance.
Secretary, Galway LGFA
FOR CLUB EXECUTIVE
Topic: Guidelines of the LGFA Injury Fund
Date: Tuesday 30th March, Thursday 1st April, Monday 6th April, Thursday 8th April
Time: 1pm (30th March & 8th April), 7pm (1st April & 6th April)
Aimed at: Club or County Executive Officers and any other members
Description: This webinar will provide information on what the injury fund entails, how it works and a step-by-step guide for engaging with the fund when injured.
Topic: CODA Rules for Club Officers
Date: Thursday 8th April, Thursday 29th April
Aimed at: Club Disciplinary Officers and Members of Club Executives
Description: This webinar is aimed at Club Disciplinary Officers to create awareness of the CODA rules and their role within the club. If Clubs do not currently have a Disciplinary Officer, this webinar will assist your club with the steps you need to take and how the CODA rules affect your club.
Topic: Essential Guide to GDPR
Date: Tuesday 13th April
Time: 7.30 pm
Aimed at: Club Executive Officers, County Board Executive Officers and Provincial Council Executive Officers.
Description: This webinar is the next step up from the LGFA 10 Step Essential Guide to data protection. The comprehensive webinar will assist you with understanding GDPR terminology and the principles which underpin the new legislation. Taking this understanding the course will then look at how as clubs, county boards, etc. we can ensure we are compliant with legislation using a practical approach suitable to a volunteer sport.
Topic: Your Social Media Toolkit
Date: Thursday 15th April
Aimed at: Club or County PRO’s and their workgroups
Description: This webinar will focus on social media platforms and provide tips on showcasing your club or county on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You will receive practical advice and guidance from experts in the field.
Be Ready to Play
Topic: Coaching The Keeper – The Coaches Perspective
Date: 19th April Time: 7.30pm
Aimed at: All Coaches (Club & County) of all ages.
Description: This webinar will aim to support Coaches to develop goalkeeping practices & strategies in a team environment.
To book your place click here https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hrxFrNSvpUKfwz6H4bd_zklIAW72wvlJkI6xPqSWyQtUOVpQQkpSWlhKMkZQV1A2SU4xRkwxTjdJUi4u&wdLOR=c137C0A52-79AF-4225-A8FF-9B19BF6ADE42
Topic: Avoiding Volunteer Burnout
Date: Thursday 22nd April
Aimed at: Club officers and their sub committees
Description: This webinar is a club leadership development webinar, aimed at supporting club officers in recognising and managing burnout among their volunteers.
To book your place:
Topic: Essential Guide to Streaming Games
Date: Wednesday 28th April
Aimed at: Club or County Executive Officers
Description: This webinar will focus on the questions you need to ask yourself if streaming games with your club or county. It will provide best practice guidelines and support on what to look out for when liaising with streaming providers.
We are a community based club situated in East Galway. Our teams range from Under 8's all the way up to and including Juniors (Adults). Each season we hope to attract New players who may have played previously or have never played the game before. So Why Not Join Us, Enjoy Yourself, Get Fit & Be Part Of (Y)our Community team. we are always looking for players, mentors & prospective managers to get involved. Please Contact Joseph Lyons (Secretary) 086 4086166.
In the week of International women's day. Galway LGFA are aiming to have at least one female referee in each club by the end of the year. To facilitate this we are offering in conjunction with Galway Sports Partnership 20 lucky ladies the opportunity to start their refereeing journey by signing up for the LGFA GRAB YOUR WHISTLE GO GAMES REFEREE course for FREE!!
Deadline for application is Sat 20thMarch 2021. Successful candidates will be informed by 21stMarch 2021.
Link below to apply!! This course is FREE for you...
St Gabriels Ladies are inviting our players to put their names forward for U16 County Trials. All applications must be sent through St Gabriels Ladies Club Secretary for consideration. Those successful players will have a good range of footballing skills and must have good fitness levels. (further info Club Sec Joseph Lyons 0864086166
Please reply to me by email to firstname.lastname@example.org through your club secretary only by Friday 19th of March. I cannot accept emails coming from individuals.
I also do not expect a club coach to pick or nominate players to go forward. Leave that to the players themselves. Thanks & Regards Padraig Kilcommins"
Congratulations to all of our Winners of the Valentines Draw and an even bigger thank you to all of those who purchased tickets. Your Support is very much appreciated.
1st Prize Load of Firewood value €300 Cathy Keighrey
2nd Prize Kindling sticks value €100 David Cunningham
3rd Price Kindling sticks value €100
Wishing all of our players, supporters, managers & mentors, sponsors and fans a fantastic St Patrick's Day today!!!
St Gabriel's Ladies AGM will take place this coming Friday 19th March 2021 at 7pm. To access this meeting please text your email address to 0879554621 (Declan Malone-Chairperson) and you will be sent a link to join the meeting.
A massive THANK YOU to all of our Mothers out there. St Gabriel's Ladies Football Club wants to celebrate 'Mothering Sunday' and wishes you all to have a wonderful day. Appreciation for all that you do is a year long thing but today is a SHOUT OUT celebration. Enjoy the day!
Celebrating International Women's Day 2021 International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.
Galway GAA along with Galway Hurling, Galway LGFA and Galway Camogie have come together to do a major fundraiser for their respective codes. The proceeds will be going to the four codes along with two charities, Cancer Care West and Oranmore Maree Coastal Search.
Run, Walk or Cycle your own 10K anywhere in the world (adhering to government guidelines of course) and tag someone else to take up the challenge. We hope all our supporters will join us both home and abroad. March for Maroon will also include weekly competitions for best times, best locations and best colours as well as your greatest GAA moments. Everybody that takes part will also be entered into a draw for a very special VIP matchday experience prize for two. For more information and to donate just log onto www.galwaylgfa.ie today.
You can also post all your pictures and videos on social media mediums below, using the hashtag #MARCHFORMAROON and include the idonate link. https://www.idonate.ie/MarchforMaroon
You can donate via https://www.idonate.ie/MarchforMaroon
As you will be aware by now, the Irish Government yesterday published their “COVID-19: Resilience and Recovery 2021” plan. There is no immediate change for sport outlined in the plan and as per our last communication to you, it is clear that no on-field activity will be permitted - even at Inter-County level – until Easter at the earliest.
We will be seeking clarity on certain aspects of the provisions on sport in the new Government document and while the document does envisage the return of Inter-County games at Level 4 and of some club games in Level 3, it remains impossible to plan a revised Master Fixtures calendar for 2021, as there is no indication at this point of when these levels may kick in. The exercise is further complicated by the need to align our plans with whatever is permitted by the NI Executive for counties and clubs in that jurisdiction.
In the interim, and despite any speculation you may read or hear to the contrary, we would again reiterate that the LGFA have not decided on what competitions may or may not be facilitated in any revised National Fixture Programme for 2021. Such decisions will be a factor of how much time is ultimately available to us, both for an Inter-County season and for the broader participation levels that will be necessary for a meaningful club season at both adult and underage levels.
St Gabriels Ladies GAA Club would like to send our sincerest condolences to our club registrar Edel Dolphin and all of her extended family on the passing of her beloved sister Marion. Our sincerest sympathies go to Marion's husband Jude and their sons Max and Deema as well as her mum Lucy, and her brother Noel.
Rest In Peace.
Since 2016, Lidl has brought #SeriousSupport to the Ladies Gaelic Football Association and its members on a local and national level by investing over €4 million. During this time, we have seen a shift in attitudes towards the game with support rising to an all time high with multiple attendance records broken. And yet a significant gap still exists between ladies Gaelic footballers and their male counterparts at all levels of the game. Please see the link here to see another initiative and what you can do to support YOUR club.
We all wish Gerry and his management team the very best of luck going forward. Gerry's email is self explanatory but I would just like to confirm that he is starting the panel anew and intends to hold trials when allowed to do us. In the meantime, can you all please source players within your club who have an interest in becoming part of the Galway senior panel and send their details on to Gerry - email@example.com by 9pm Friday 5th February.
CLIMB4CLARE is a fundraising campaign being organised by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association to raise much needed funding to ensure the provision and roll out of the CLIMB® Support Programme in Cancer Care Centres around the country. To read about fundraising efforts then click our link here -
St Gabriel's Ladies were saddened to hear of the passing of Patrick Lohan in Kilconnell yesterday. In his 98th year we would like to offer our sincerest condolences to Brid, Larry, Mary, Tomas, Pauric, Anne and his sister Bridie and the many granchildren he had.
Funeral cortège arriving at Sacred Heart Church, Kilconnell, on Sunday, 6th December, for Requiem Mass at 12.30pm. Interment afterwards in Aughrim new cemetery. Please note that in keeping with HSE guidelines, Pake's funeral Mass will be restricted to family members only, which maybe viewed livestream on http://funeralslive.ie/patrick-lohan/
St Gabriel's Ladies would like to give a BIG shout out to Mary Noone and all of the front line staff at Ballinderrry Nursing home for their generous sponsorship given for the Padraig Donnellan Virtual 5K and for their tireless & dedicated service in these very testing times for all. Ballinderry Nursing Home's Owner Mary Noone, Director of Nursing Nora Ryan and all of it's staff have gone above and beyond to ensure the safety and care of their residents throughout these very much testing times. St Gabriel's Ladies are proud to be associated with these fantastic people as a sponsor.
We salute you all.
St Gabriels Ladies Football Club would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU to all those who walked, ran, cycled and contributed to the Padraig Donnellan Memorial Virtual 5km Walk/Run in conjunction with CROI and raised a fantastic €2080 for these two great causes to share. The club, The Donnellan family and CROI would like to send our heartfelt gratitude to all who took part. Well Done to you, a memorable and remarkable achievement. XXX
St Gabriel's Ladies want YOU to become involved with our club. We have a number of opportunities for Sponsors. You may just want to advertise with us with a one off contribution and at the same time help us provide a sporting outlet for over 100 players each season. Alternatively maybe you would like to partner with a progressive sports club such as ourselves on a regular basis? If you would be interested in becoming a sponsor/partner and get your company or personal logo advertised on our website then please contact the club to find out how you can help us help YOU.
Please Contact Joseph Lyons
(Secretary) 086 4086166.
St Gabriel's Ladies GAA Club
'The BIGGEST small Club In The West'
Another day for our Padraig Donnellan Memorial Virtual 5km Walk/Run in conjunction with CROI to go. We have been overwhelmed by the response from YOU! Plenty of kilometres have been paced and even cycled and we are asking for one last push to get us over the line as we aim to generate much needed funds for St Gabriels Ladies GAA Club and CROI who are fighting heart disease and stroke even in these very much testing times.
So if you wish to get involved then please register here
St Gabriels Ladies Football Club Chair Person Declan Malone talks about the Padraig Donnellan Memorial Virtual 5km Walk/Run in conjunction with CROI and how to get involved
A great display of teamwork and guile today in Aughrim as Neil Trappe's U12's ran out Shield County Winners for 2020. An emphatic performance saw the girls win 5g 6pts to Claregalway 5pts. With good support and excellent refereeing St Gabriel's ran their hearts out to victory to bring home the trophy.
U16's are Shield Winners! In stormy weather St Gabriels Ladies prevailed over a plucky visitring side on a scoreline of St Gabriel’s Ladies St Gabriel’s 4g 9pts to Michael Breathnachs 1g 6pts . In a fantastic advertisement for sport both sides battled through at times atrocious conditions to put on a show.