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

Weekly News 8th July 2024

The Men's Div 1 team continued their good run with a 0-16 to 1-7 win over Eastern Harps in the league. They now play Tubbercurry at home next Saturday at 7.00PM.

The Men's Div 2 team had a one point win over St Michaels last weekend on a scoreline of 0-12 to 0-11. The team was: Jack Duignan, Jack Tuohy, Arron Coleman, Sam Tuohy, Gavin McMorrow, Conor Kearns, James Carroll, Brendan Hailstones (0-1), Liam O'Connell, Seamus Hailstones, Darragh Hailstones (0-7), Frankie Quinn (0-3), Eoin Dwyer. Subs: Luke Flynn for E Dwyer, James Foley (0-1) for L Flynn (inj). They now take on Drumcliffe/Rosses Point at home on Friday at 7.30PM.

The Men's Div 3 team lost 2-15 to 2-11 against St Michaels on Sunday. The team was: Eoin Dwyer (0-2), John Craig, Diarmuid Jinks, Sean Kelly, Arron Coleman,  Declan Willis (0-1), Niall Whelan, Brian Dwyer (1-2), Jack Tuohy (1-0), Gavin McMorrow, Keith McMorrow, PJ Regan, Seamus Hailstones, Adrian McCann (0-2), Keith Candon (0-4). Subs: Emmett Dood for PJ Regan, Joris Rooney, Adam O'Carroll.

The U18 boys got their championship campaign off to a winning start with a 3-11 to 1-13 win over Owenmore Gaels. They now play Castleconnor on Tuesday at home at 7.00PM.

The U16 girls had a good win over St Mary's in the Division 1 Shield semi-final on a scoreline of 4-10 to 1-4. They now play Eoghan Rua in the final on Wednesday at 7.45PM in Tubbercurry.

The U15 boys start their championship campaign with a home game against St Johns on Thursday at 7.00PM.

The two U13 boys teams are in action this week with the C team away to Owenmore Gaels on Monday at 7.00PM and the A team taking on Curry away on Friday at 7.00PM.

The U10 and U8 girls play St Molaise Gaels at home on Saturday at 11.00PM.

The winner of the 50/50 draw last week was Kathleen Sweeney who won €708.

The G4M&O continues every Monday evening 8 to 9.00PM in Riverstown Park. All new members aged over 25 welcome, no experience required. Any questions contact Michelle Mc Morrow 0876157455.

The GAA are partnering with the RNLI and will host a Safety seminar on-line on Thursday 25th July at 7.30PM.

The club wish to sympathise with the family and relatives of Josie Ballantine, Riverstown who passed away at the weekend. A minutes silence was observed in her memory at the games 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.