Salthill Knocknacarra GAA

Dr. Mannix Road, Salthill,, Galway

Salthill Knocknacarra GAA

Salthill Knocknacarra GAA

Dr. Mannix Road, Salthill,, Galway


Salthill Knocknacarra GAA

Dr. Mannix Road, Salthill, ,
Galway, Ireland.

Salthill Knocknacarra GAA

March 11 2020

SKGAA Newsletter 11/03/2020

SKGAA Newsletter 11/03/2020

A chairde,

With the continued concerns around the Coronavirus, SKGAA would like to make its members known that we are following and adhearing to advice issued to clubs from the GAA and the HSE in the following correspondence.

A chara,


The GAA notes the most recent advice issued by the Government yesterday evening that there is no requirement at this stage to cancel planned mass gatherings.


The GAA has been asked by the HSE to follow all of their guidelines and recommendations in respect of the COVID-19 outbreak.


As part of this policy we have been instructed to tell all of our clubs and counties that anyone with queries regarding COVID-19 should be directed to the HSE.


A detailed HSE website with recommendations can be found at:


The purpose of this approach is to ensure that there is one version of official communication rather than multiple statements and possible conflicting advice for members of the public.


Please see attached the latest version of advice regarding mass gatherings as issued by the HSE yesterday.


Le meas,


GAA Communications Dept.


Rannóg Cumarsáide CLG / GAA Communications Dept.

Gutháin / Tel : +353 (01) 865 8659

CLG, Páirc an Chrócaigh, Baile Átha Cliath 3 /

GAA, Croke Park, Dublin

We would ask all club members to adhere to the advice given by the HSE and to those parents and players arriving to training  and matches to:

- Bring their own water bottles and do not share.

- Avoid shaking hands at training and matches.

- Avoid attending matches or training if you or your child is not feeling well. 

It has been an exciting week since SKGAA made it on the world stage with the royal visit. The continued positive feedback and reaction has been overwhelming and is a testament to all members of the club. A club stalwart Pat Comer, compiled a very special video presentation for the event, detailing some of the club's history and unique culture. It is a wonderful video and is available to watch on the club's facebook page.  


Best wishes and safe travels to all our club members who are travelling to New York for the SKGAA New York Trip and the Sean Armstrong Memorial match between the SKGAA Senior Footballers and the New York Footballers. It promises to be a wonderful occasion and a fastastic tribute to a club legend that was Sean.


Ar an bPáirc

On the Field


Adult Football


Congratulations to Cathal Sweeney, Tomo Culhane & Aidan Halloran on their success with Galway U20s beating Roscommon in the Connacht Final last weekend. Special mention to Cathal who picked up the man of the match award for his excellent performance. Galway U20s now face Kerry in the All Ireland Semi Final on Paddy’s Day in Croke Park. 



The Senior Footballers battled back impressively in the 2nd half of their league opener vs Caherlistrane on Sunday morning to come out victorious. 7 points down at half time they rallied well in 2nd half to get the victory by a single point. They now travel to New York this weekend to take on New York GAA in the Bronx in a friendly game in a memorial for Sean Armstrong Snr. We wish everyone travelling to the game the players, management & supporters all the very best of luck on their travels in what will be a once in life time trip.  


Our Minor Footballers kick off their league season this weekend on Sunday morning 15th March with a local derby game. They will take on St Michaels in Westside at 11am.


Also on this Sunday 15th March our Junior Footballers continue their league campaign vs Father Griffins at 1pm in the Prairie. We encourage as many supporters not lucky enough to be travelling to New York to come out and support the Minors and Juniors on Sunday.


Juvenile Football

Now all teams are back training please ensure your child is registered otherwise they are not insured .

Well done to everyone who organised the Arus and the day for the royal visit especially the CLub Executive committee. The Arus looked great and the u10s had a great time with all skills on display for William and Kate . 

Congrats to galway U20 snd Tomo Cathal and Aidan on winning Connaught final best luck v kerry now on Paddy's day in croker . All support welcome 

U7's continuing Tuesday at 6

U8's no training St. Patrick's Day. Resumes Tuesday 24th of March.

U10s back training Tuesday’s Cappagh indoors & mc graths sun morning with great numbers. Well done to Noel Tyrrell and all the u10 coaches and players who represented the club so well last week for the royal visit. 

U11 match in McGraths Field this Sunday.Training continues on Tue. evenings and Sunday mornings.

U12 Training continues Sunday and Tuesday’s. Great numbers at training.

U13 Training continues Sundays and Tuesday’s. Great numbers at training.


U14 training Tuesday and Sunday as preparations continue for feile.

Adult Hurling


Junior A

The Junior A Hurlers begin their season with an away trip to Barna/Furbo in the Junior 1 championship at 11am on St. Patrick's Day morning. Please come along and support the lads. The lads play the NUIG Juniors in a challenge game this evening in Dangan at 6.30pm. 

Best of luck to Seanie, Daniel and Dan in the All Ireland Junior Third Level Final with NUIG next week. 


Hard luck to the U21 hurlers who were beaten by a strong Tommy Larkins side in the Prairie last Saturday. The SKGAA men fielded a very young team with county commitments and exams really depleting the squad, but put in a good performance never the less and matched Tommy Larkins for long periods of the game. The lads will play Rahoon Newcastle in the next round. 


Juvenile Hurling:

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.


Training Friday night 6-7 at the Aras.


Training Fri 8-9pm at Arus. Challenge game or training on Sunday, to be confirmed.


Training 8-9 pm Astro and Thursday 5-6 McGraths Field.  

The U16s had a great away win last Saturday against Portumna 4-15 to 3-18.

2nd Game of Championship is v Annaghdown at home this Saturday.   Details to follow. 


Healthy Club Officer News

Irish Life GAA Healthy Club Step Challenge

We walk every Thursday evening 7.30 - 8.30 leaving the Arus.  Sarah Casey is walk leader for these walks.  

It runs from March 16th to 12th April. 

There are 4 €2,500 O’Neill Vouchers up for grabs for Clubs with most steps.  Come along and join the fun! 

Please gather your friends and sign up to the app (even if you can’t make every week all steps count) 

Would you like to join the "Connaught - GAA Healthy Clubs" challenge from MyLife?

Just tap on the following link:


All in Salthill/Knocknacarra Camogie would like to express our sympathies to Tommy Keane and Catherine Murphy, and their families, on the death of their father, Bertie Keane, Keeraun, Rahoon in his 91st year. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. 

Nursery Camogie

Training Saturday in Arus (indoor) 1-2pm. New members welcome. Hurls & helmets provided. Please ensure club membership is up to date.

U8 Camogie

U8 camogie continues at astro 1-2 Saturday.

U9/10 Camogie 

U10/9 Training as usual 6-7 pm in Aras. Meet in hall please.

Well done to the 18 girls who represented their team and club for the Royal visit last week. Great day out had by all. As well as meeting and playing for the special guests, we also were privileged to meet both captains of the winning All Ireland Camogie and Hurling teams.

Seamus Callanan brought along the Liam Mc Carthy cup and gave the girls a great talk. Special thanks to Galway winning senior team Captain Sarah Dervan and Niamh Kilkenny player of the year, who also brought the O’Duffy cup with them. They held an inspiring talk with the girls and a very lively and informative question and answer session with them during our wait in Pearse stadium changing rooms. 

Going forward let’s put into practice all the great advice given last week. To all the team Keep practicing at home  and keep up your mighty work.

U11/12 Camogie

U11/12 Camogie Wallball /Astro continues Thursday’s 6.00-7.00pm. GMA Session with U10 Boys Monday’s 7.00-8.00pm. 

U13/14 Camogie 

U13/U14 training Thursday’s 6.50 -8pm , Astro/ Wall Ball. 

Turloughmore coming over on Sunday morning for challenge matches for U13 & U14s, throw in 10am Cappagh. 

U16 Camogie 

U16 team played their first match v St. Colemans, Gort at the weekend. Joanne O Flaherty is U16 captain for this year. The girls worked very hard in very tough conditions and deserved the win, SK 2-01 to St Colemans 0-05. Team and management looking forward to the next round. 

Training Thursday at 8pm at wallball. 

Next match this Sunday 15th at 3pm v Eyrecourt in Clonfert. 

Minor Camogie 

Minor Camogie training Thursday evening 8 to 9.30 and Saturday morning 9.30 to 11 on Astro.

Junior Camogie 

Junior training Thursday 8-9.30pm and Saturday 9.30-11am on Astro.

Ladies Football

U6 girls football

Un 6 girls football begins today, Wednesday in Áras hall for all girls born 2014. Runners and gumshields required. Looking forward to seeing lots of new girls!..and meeting their parents.

U8 girls football 

U8 Girls training continues Sunday mornings at 10am at the Arus.

U10 girls football 

U10girls training this Saturday from 3-4pm at the astro by the arus 

U12 girls football 

U12 Training this evening in Mc Graths pitch, 545-645pm. Photo presentation of new jerseys sponsored by St Anthony's & Claddagh Credit Union. 

Challenge match this Sunday 22nd for 2008 & 2009 girls v Tuam Cortoon at 11.30am in Cappagh.

U14 girls football 

U14 training Wednesday 7pm at Arus. 

U14 Blue team has first match v Mountbellew Saturday at noon.

U16 girls football 

U16 Girls training Sat 11.30am in Enda's. League matches due to start before the end of March. Please ensure that your SKGAA club membership is paid or you will not be insured to play.

Minor /Junior Ladies Football

Minor/Junior training Wednesdays 9pm on the Astro. 

Outstanding memberships must be paid immediately.

Ladies football would like to thank all who came and supported our table quiz in Sheridan's last Thursday. We had a great night, with lots of tables. Special thanks to our sponsors, Sheridan's Pub, fundraising committee and all who helped on the night.

Keep up to date with news on www.skgaa.ieand .

Also you can follow SKGAA on Twitter @skgaa and Instagram #skgaa

Is mise le meas,

Diarmaid Ó hAodha

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