Shamrock Gaels GAA Club Sligo
Ballyrush -  Gleann - Riverstown - Sooey

Weekly News 22nd April 2024

We had another enjoyable day out at the Sligo/Galway game on Saturday with the Senior members of our community, organised by our Healthy Clubs Committee. Thanks to all who helped, especially the County Board, Eamonn McMunn, Pat Clifford and John Prenty of Connacht Council.

The Senior Ladies had an exciting 2-11 to 3-8 draw with CT Gaels on Sunday in the league. The team was: Kate Breheny, Amy Healy, Ellie McDermott, Eillis O'Connor, Sophia Rose Henry, Aoife Morrisroe, Jade Lyons (0-3), Isobel Clark, Ruby Clark, Roisin Kearns, Naomh Quinn (0-4), Erin Mullaney, Ceili Faughnan (0-2), Hannah Willis (0-2), Penny Barlow (1-0). Subs used: Mairead Tuohy, Saoirse Mullaney, Katie Gilligan, Leanne Galvin (1-0). They now play Geevagh next Saturday away at 7.00PM.

The Senior men lost 2-8 to 0-18 in the Spring League. They now play Coolera/Strandhill away next Saturday at 6.30PM

The Junior team lost 0-17 to 1-7 away to Eastern Harps in the Spring League last Friday. The team was: Sean Kelly, Shane McCann, Paul Brennan, Jack Tuohy, San Tuohy, Declan Willis, Gavin McMorrow, Conor Kearns, Patrick Kenny, Ciaran O'Connor, Daniel King, Aaron Coleman, Johnny Quinn, Frank Quinn, James Foley. Subs used: John Craig, Michael Barry, Darragh Hailstones, Seamus Hailstones, Brendan Hasilstones.   

The U18 boys drew 3-6 to 2-9 with Coolaney/Mullinabreena last Thursday. The team was:- Seán Kelly, Tadhg Kenny, Conor Feeney, Míceál Garry (0-2), Daniel Kearns, Diarmuid Feely, Jack Tuohy (1-0), Aaron Coleman (0-1), Joris Rooney, Matthew Potter, Fionnan Duffy (0-2), Jack Barrett (0-3), Seán Duffy (0-1) subs used Rian Conway (1-0) and Eoin Feeney.

The U16 girls lost 6-6 to 1-10 away to Eoghan Rua in the opening league game.

The U15 boys lost 5-11 to 5-4 to St John's in the league.

The U14 girls Division 3 team play Calry/St Josephs away on Monday at 7.00PM while the U14 girls Division 2 team play St Marys away on Wednesday at 7.15PM.

The U13A boys defeated Eastern Harps 7-13 to 5-3 last Friday. The U13 C boys lost 5-8 to 2-6 to St Molaise Gaels last Monday in very difficult conditions.

The two U12 girls teams had  two very entertaining games against St John's last Friday. They now play Eoghan Rua away on Friday at 6.15PM and 7.15PM.

The U9 boys play Eastern Harps on Wednesday at 7.00PM in Keash. 

G4M&O returns on Monday 13th May in Riverstown Community Park from 8-9PM. This is open to all ladies over 25. No experience required and this is a fun way to get some exercise and meet new people. Any queries contact Michelle McMorrow on 087 6157455.

The winner of last weeks 50/50 draw was Deirdre Healy who wins €695.

Registration is now open for 2024 Cul Camp which takes place from 29th July to 2nd August in Shamrock Gaels Park. Register now to secure your place on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie 

The club wish to express sympathy with the family and relatives of Pat Hannon, London and formerly of Castlebaldwin who died recently.

Club Sligo

The Club Is currently selling Club Sligo memberships in support of the development of Gaelic Games in the County.
We are hoping to get at least 30 memberships which are available at €240 per year/€20 per month and would result in €3,200 funding for Shamrock Gaels. You will also be entered into monthly draws for cash prizes along with other benefits - full details on the Sligo GAA website.
So if you are interested in Supporting Club and Supporting County, you can buy through the attached link and make sure you specify Shamrock Gaels as your club or alternatively contact any committee member for further details.

As we look forward to underage teams returning to training at the end of April, on-line registration and membership is now open.  

Registration, which is mandatory for all players, automatically registers you as a member and includes insurance. There are a number of options depending on your particular situation and you can also upgrade your membership to participate in the monthly members draw.


‘Glory Days’ looks back on the 1990 and 1992 Sligo senior football championship-winning seasons for Shamrock Gaels.

Many thanks to Cathal Mullaney and Ocean FM for putting this feature together

Shamrock Gaels is delighted to announce that our grounds are now Smoke Free. The club was selected to be part of this great initiative as part of the GAA’s Healthy Clubs initiative sponsored by Irish Life and the Tomar Trust. The club have adapted a new smoke free policy and erected smoke free signage throughout Shamrock Gaels Park. In conjunction with the launch of the policy, the club used the opportunity to raise awareness on the dangers of smoking with the local national schools by running a poster competition which was won by Penny Barlow from Taunagh N.S. 

50th Anniversary Book

The club will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022 and we plan to mark the occasion with the publication of a Club History Book. The book will chart the many ups and downs since 17th March 1972 when the Sooey and Knockalassa clubs amalgamated to form Shamrock Gaels. The work has now started and we are soliciting content such as stories and photographs from the community. We are particularly interested in photographs from the 1970's and the 1980's - if you have photographs from this period please scan and email to pro.shamrockgaels.sligo@gaa.ie or whatsapp a photo to 0872358840.

"Superb clash as Shamrock Gaels win in extra time." This was the Sligo Champion headline of their report signalling the end of a ten year wait for a minor championship title. It was a tremendous performance and you can read all about it by clicking above where you can link to photos and a video of the day

After a number of close calls in recent years, we finally got our reward when we deservedly captured the Connacht Gold Sligo LGFA Junior title defeating Calry/St Josephs in the final at Fr Kevin Breheny Park in Keash.
We were in control throughout and always held the ascendency though a good spurt in the second half from Calry/St Josephs closed the gap to four points. However, we powered home in the final 15 minutes with Simone Kelly’s goal the key score to send us on the way to success
Eircode: F52 H020
Co-Ordinates - 54° 09' 23.23" N     8° 22' 17.81" W  ( Decimal 54.156453N, -8.371614W )
Our home is situated in Coola in the beautiful countryside of East Sligo. Our pitch is named Shamrock Gaels Park and is situated between the villages of Riverstown and Sooey.