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

Weekly News 17th June 2024

This week sees two of our teams in league finals - first up is our U13 C Boys who play Castleconnor in the C Cup Final in St Patricks, Dromard at 6.45PM while the U15 Boys take on St Marys in Collooney on Thursday in the U15 A Shield final at 6.30PM.

The winner of our 50/50 draw last week was Teresa Quigley who won €735.

The Senior ladies lost 0-8 to 4-13 to Eoghan Rua in the ACL League. The team was: Mairead Tuohy, Leah Mullaney, Amy Healy. Sophia Rose Henry, Ava Lyons, Lara Swann, Katie Gilligan, Isobel Clark, Ciara Gilligan, Erin Mullaney, Ceili Faughnan, Leanne Galvin, Penny Barlow, Hannah Willis, Ruby Clark. Subs used: Kate Breheny, Roisin Kearns, Eillis O'Connor, Aaleasha Sweeney.

The Men's Senior Div 4 team had a good 1-6 to 0-8 win over Coolera/Strandhill last Friday. The team was: Eoin McDermott, Jamie Parke, Diarmuid Jinks, Sean Kelly, John Craig (0-1), Declan Willis, Aaron Coleman (0-1), Andrew McGrievy, Patrick Kenny, Jack Tuohy (1-0), Brian Dwyer (0-1), PJ Regan (0-1), Callum Kennedy, Keith Candon (0-2), Paul Ryan. Subs: Emmett Dodd, James Conlon. They now take on St Johns away next Saturday at 5.00PM.

The Men's Div 3 team take on St Johns away this Friday at 8.00PM.

The Men's Div 1 team take on St Mary's at home next Saturday at 7.00PM. 

The U16 girls play CT Gaels away on Wednesday at 7.00PM.

The U11 boys play in a Blitz on Tuesday against Bunninadden and Tourlestrane at 7.00PM in Bunninadden.

The U10 girls play CT Gaels at home next Saturday at 11.00AM.

The U9 boys have blitz a on Wednesday against Buninaden and Tourlestrane away. 

Good luck to the U12 Riverstown Girls Community Games team who play in the county final this week

Congrats to local councillors Liam Brennan, Gerard Mullaney, Thomas Walsh and Thomas Healy on their election last weekend. 

The club is delighted to promote a Swim Ireland and Sligo Sport and Recreation initiative to encourage adults into open water swimming at Lough Arrow. Classes start on 27th June - check out social media for more information.

The club wish to express sympathy with the family and relatives of Mary Flynn (nee Cogan), Cairns Hill and formerly of Ballindoon, Riverstown who passed away at the weekend.

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.