22 Aug 2016
The Minor team completed a great few days for the club capturing our second county title of the week when they were deserving winners over St Farnans in the Minor A League final replay. The Gaels had a fantastic first half and raced into an eight point lead with some impressive forward play and scores only matched by great defending that limited St Farnans to two scores in the first half, one being a penalty in the closing stages to leave the half time score 0-9 to 1-1. It was St Farnans who were on top in the early stages of the second half and helped by two quick goals found themselves two points ahead mid-way through the half. The Gaels dug deep and Andy Flynn fired home a goal to put the Gaels three up after points from Steven Willis and Darragh Hailstones had leveled the game. St Farnans did pull one back before Flynn again pointed to restore the Gaels advantage. Despite a strong finish from St Farnans the Gaels' resilient defence absorbed all that was thrown at them and we went on to win on a scoreline of 1-14 to 3-5. The team was: Daniel Lyons, Paul Harrington, Ben Tuohy, Evan Lyons, Alan Kelly, Karl McKenna, Daniel Murphy, James Carroll (0-1), Enda O'Connell (Capt), Andy Flynn (1-3), Darragh Hailstones (0-3), Daire Kearns (0-3), Dylan Willis (0-1), Steven Willis (0-2), Seamus Hailstones. Subs: Patrick Benson (0-1) for A Kelly. Well done to the whole panel and mentors Donal Tuohy, Keith McMorrow and Ciaran O'Connor. They now take Coolaney/Mulinabreena/Bunninadden in the A Championship Qtr Final this Thursday at 7PM in Bunninadden.
The Senior team take on St Maloise Gaels this Saturday in the quarter final of the Championship in Markievicz Park at 6.15PM.
The Junior team take on Eastern Harps in the Championship this Sunday at 1.00PM in Ballymote.
The U16 team take on Eastern Harps away in the semi final of the A Championship this Monday at 7PM.
The Lotto draw takes place this Saturday in Glen McDermotts with the jackpot at €4,800.
The next club meeting will be this Friday 26th at 9PM in the Clubhouse.
The Club is considering organising a trip to New York next May for the Sligo game. Anyone who may be interested should register their interest with Lauri Quinn or any committee member as soon as possible.
The Shamrock Gaels GAA club was formed on 16th March 1972, when members of the Sooey and Knockalassa clubs came together at a meeting in Riverstown Hall.
Both clubs had a long and proud tradition within the GAA in County Sligo, a tradition that stretched back to the very foundation of the Association. Over these years, Sooey contested six senior county finals, winning the Senior Championship in 1949 and 1959. Knockalassa played in five finals, winning the title in 1915 and 1933.
The seeds of the eventual amalgamation were sown when a Sooey / Knockalassa combination, called St. Joseph's, contested the 1966 Under 16 and Minor county finals. The U16 team lost to Múire Naófa, but the Minors won the county championship, beating Drumcliffe in the final. The two clubs joined forces again in 1969 to contest the Senior Championship, but lost in the first round against Gurteen / Bunninadden.