19 Sep 2016
The Ladies Junior team lost to St Pats in the final of the Junior Championship last Saturday. Despite a shaky start the Gaels recovered well and dominated the game for long spells in the first half, however they could not convert this to scores and St Pats finished the half strongly with two goals which put them in a commanding position which they never relinquished. Well done to the Ladies in what was a fantastic year winning the League and getting to the final of the Championship. This is a very young team with seven U16's starting last Saturday and we have no doubt there will be more success in the years ahead. The final score was: 6-8 to 2-8. The team was: Catherine Tuohy, Aoife Morrisroe, Edel Lyons, Roisin Durey, Chloe McTiernan, Aisling Boyd, Naomh Quinn, Siobhan Brennan, Roisin Kearns, Rachel Boyd (0-3), Simone Kelly (1-2), Lousie Merrick (0-1), Mairead Tuohy, Sonia McDermott, Fiona Baker (0-2). Subs: Meabh McDermott, Aoife Brennan (inj), Erin Mullaney for M Tuohy, Joanne Harrison for S McDermott, Eilis O'Connor for R Durey, Aoife O'Connor, Sheona Leyden, Sarah Walsh. Thanks to the team and manager Gus Chapman for their work during the year.
The U14 Girls bowed out of the Championship losing to Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in the quarter final last Friday. The team was: Mia O'Regan, Grace O'Carroll, Ellie McDermott, Kate Brady, Danielle McGovern, Laoise King, Isobel Clarke, Jade Lyons, Ela McDermott, Andie Brady, Ana McCann, Amy Healy, Nadine Hargadon, Meave Lyons. Amy Willis. Subs: Aoife Murphy for M Lyons, Lucy Williams, Megan Potter, Rachel Browne, Lisa Sommers, Emma O'Carroll, Jessica Crowley, Emer Kelly. Thanks to managers Edel Lyons, Fiona Baker and Mairead Tuohy for their work with the team this year.
The U13 Boys lost to Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in the first round of the A Feile, they now take on Tubbercurry away on Tuesday at 6.15PM.
The lotto draw is on this Saturday in Des McDonaghs, Ballindoon with the jackpot at €1,100.
The club wish to express sympathy with the family and relatives of Mary Brennan, Riverstown who died last week.
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.