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

Weekly News 19th April 2021

We will be relaunching our club lotto this week and the first draw is next Monday 26th with a jackpot of €3,600. The lotto will be online and you can join through a link on our website. You can also download the Clubforce App and select Shamrock Gaels Club which will take you directly to the next lotto draw. We would encourage players to create an account using your email address which will leave it easier to play on a regular basis.  

Registration is now open for all players. This is mandatory for all players before they can return to play and covers insurance for the year. Full details on registration can be found on our website. Registration is online through foireann.ie

Thanks to all who left clothes off last weekend. There will be a last chance opportunity to drop off again at the clubhouse next Saturday 24th from 10.30AM to 11.30AM.  

We were saddened to learn of the passing of our club patron, Joe Gannon last weekend. Joe, together with his wife Maureen were consistent supporters of the Gaels and a constant presence at Gaels' matches. We wish to express sympathy to Maureen and son John and the wider Gannon family and friends on the passing of Joe. Ar Dheis De go Raibh a anam.  

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. 

The National Club Draw is our first fund raiser of the year and there are fantastic prizes including the top prize of a Renault Clio. This year, more than ever, it is critically important that the National Club Draw is supported by as many of our members and supporters as possible to provide vital funds for the ongoing running of the club. 100% of all tickets sold go towards the club.

The tickets are €10 each and available from any club member or from Mary Quinn on 086 375 7626

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
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.