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

Weekly News 8th August 2022

The U18 girls had a good win over St John's last Monday on a score line of 6-9 to 4-4. The team was: Casey Wilkinson, Clodagh Costello, Sophie Swann, Leanne Galvin, Ellie McDermott (0-2), Aine Cogan, Hannah Willis, Ruby Clark, Sorcha Mullaney, Amy Malone, (0-4), Emma Rainey (0-2), Jade McMorrow (1-0), Nola Eivers Subs used: Meabh Callaghan, Orlaith Scanlon (5-1), Ciara Gilligan and Hannah Hargadon.

The U17 boys got their Championship off to a winning start with a 3-11 to 3-7 win over Drumcliffe/Rosses Point last Monday. The team was: Sean Kelly, Matthew Potter, Oisin Conlon, Adam O'Carroll, Leo Scanlon, Jack Tuohy, Steven Smith, George Barlow, Ciaran Kenny, Aaron Coleman, Brian Dwyer, James Foley, Niall Kenny, Keilan Hannon, Daniel King Subs used: Jack Barrett and Leo Kennedy. 

The U16 girls had a good win over St Pats/St Farnans last Tuesday on a score line of 7-14 to 2-5. The team was: Hannah Hargadon, Louise Robertson, Ava Lyons, Clara McGovern, Leah Mullaney, Hannah Sheridan, Sophie Swann (1-0), Leanne Galvin, Penny Barlow (2-4), Ciara Gilligan (0-1), Amy Malone (0-6), Anna Bagnall (0-2), Amy Brehony (1-0), Orlaith Scanlon (2-2), Hayley Mullaney (1-0) Subs used: Amy Bagnall, Sophia Rose Henry, Aoibhinn Conlon and Casey Wilkinson. They now play Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in away on Thursday at 7.00PM.

The U15 boys had two games this week. In the first game they lost to a strong St Pats side while on Sunday evening they recorded a good win over Coolaney/Mullinabreena. They now play St Molaise Gaels at home on Thursday at 7.00PM. 

The U14 girls play St Mary's away on Monday at 7.00PM. 

The U13 boys C team had a good win over Owenmore Gaels last Thursday. 

The U13 boys A team play St John's at home on Tuesday at 6.30PM while the C team play Drumcliffe/Rosses Point on Wednesday at 6.30PM in Riverstown Community Park.

The U12 girls, team 1 lost to St Molaise Gaels last Friday. They now play St Mary's away on Friday at 7.00PM. The U12 girls, team 2, had a good win over St Molaise Gaels and they now play Calry away on Friday at 7.00PM.

The U11 boys had two great games against Boyle last Monday. 

The U10 Girls team 2 and U8 girls play Eastern Harps in Ballinafad on Tuesday at 6.30PM.

The U9 boys play Dromahair on Thursday at 6.30PM.

The U7 boys and girls play St Mary's at home on Wednesday at 7.00PM.

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.