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    SHAMROCK GAELS G.A.A. CLUB
    SLIGO

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

Weekly News 25th October 2021

We are into the final stretch of the season with the U17 and U20 Championships being played over the next few weeks. First up is the U20's who take on St Mary's at home tomorrow Bank Holiday Monday at 12.00PM. The U17's also take on St Marys away next Sunday at 4.00PM in the knock out championship. Well done to Natasha Phillips who matched 4 numbers to win the lotto jackpot of €4,800. The numbers drawn were 11, 15, 29 and 31. We also had a match 3 winner, Anita Scanlon who wins €100. The jackpot now reverts to €1,000 with the next draw tomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday - play now to be in with a chance to win. Well done and congratulations to Tourlestrane on winning their sixth Senior championship in a row, a remarkable achievement at any level. Congratulations also to St Farnans and St Patricks on their wins in the Intermediate and Junior A Championship. Best of luck to all teams as they represent Sligo in the Connacht Championships. Our Health and Wellbeing committee, in conjunction with our Social Rounders Club held a number of open evenings during National Fitness week in September. Rounders is for all ages and fitness levels and will continue over the winter months. If you would like to join us, please contact Marina Swann or just join in next Sunday at 4.30PM in Riverstown Park. The club wish to sympathise with the family and relatives of Paddy McDonagh, Riverstown 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
Location
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.