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

Weekly News 13th May 2024

The G4M&O returns this Monday evening at 8.00PM in Riverstown Park, all new members welcome for a fun way to get some exercise and meet new people.

The winner of last weekend's special Bank Holiday draw was Eamon Jinks who won €1,000.

The Senior ladies had a good win over Owenmore Gaels in the final group game of the league. After a tight first half, the Gaels took control in the second half and ran out winners on a 2-18 to 2-19 scoreline. The team was: Mairead Tuohy, Ava Lyons, Amy Healy, Katie Gilligan, Jade Lyons, Aoife Morrisroe, Leanne Galvin, Ciara Gilligan, Isobel Clark, Roisin Kearns, Naomh Quinn, Erin Mullaney, Aaleasha Sweeney, Hannah Willis, Penny Barlow. Subs: Louise Robertson, Chloe McTiernan, Amy Brehony, Kate Brehony, Leah Mullaney. 

The U18 boys had a good win over St Pats on a scoreline of 6-17 to 1-13 last Tuesday. They now play Coolaney/Mullinabreena on Tuesday away at 6.30PM.

The U16 girls play St Nathys away on Thursday at 7.00PM.

The U15 boys had a good 2-11 to 2-9 win over St Mary's last Thursday. They will participate in the Division 1 of Féile on Saturday in Scarden.

The U13 A boys lost 5-12 to 2-15 to Drumcliffe/Rosses Point while the U13 C team drew 5-10 to 3-16 to Owenmore Gaels last week.

The two U12 girls teams enjoyed two great games against Drumcliffe/Rosses Point this week. They will now play St Nathys away on Friday at 6.15PM and 7.15PM.

Congratulations to the children from Sooey who had their communion on Saturday last and best wishes to the children from Riverstown and Cloghogue who will make their Communion next Saturday. 

Well done to Aughanagh Celtic on their 2-1 win over Ballisodare in the Cup final on Sunday, their first Cup Final win in over 30 years. 

The club wish to express sympathy with the family and relatives of Liz Scanlon, Ross Road who died 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.