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

Weekly News 19th February 2024

Registration is now open for 2024 and can be completed in www.foireann.ie - all coaches and players aged U6 up to adult need to register to ensure they are insured in advance of the new season - players/coaches can not take the field unless they are registered. Fees remain unchanged from last year. Girls playing U10 and above (born 2015 or earlier) need to register as LGFA players and girls born 2016 and after need to register as GAA. All boys should register as GAA. If you have issues with registration on the foireann app please contact Michelle McMorrow or Mary Quinn.

The club is participating in the National Club Draw for a first prize of a car. Tickets are available from any club member but you can also purchase though your foireann log in. 100% of ticket sales are retained by the club and will be invested back into our underage structures. We would encourage all members and supporters to support this is any way you can. Tickets are €10 each with option to buy anywhere from 1 to 10 on the app.

The winner of last weeks 50/50 draw was Majella Muldowney who won €676.  

The final amount raised from our St Stephen's Goal mile walk was €1,439 with over €630,000 raised nationally which will go towards providing humanitarian and development programmes for people across the world facing the devasting impact of disease, climate change and conflict - thanks to all who contributed to this worthy cause.

We kick off our Couch to 5K this week in conjunction with Sligo Sports Partnership starting Wednesday 21st in Riverstown Park. The cost is €30 for 6 weeks. Please contact Marina Swann to register your interest.

We will be holding the 2023 Senior awards night in McDermott's, Castlebaldwin on Saturday 9th March at 9PM where we will present the Senior Div 1 league medals along with Player of the year awards - all welcome to join us on the night.

The club wish to express sympathy with the Hever and Quigley family, relatives and friends on the passing today of Betty Hever, Carrickbanagher. We also express sympathy with Finbar McCormack and the McCormack family on the passing of Finbar's brother Harry in Monaghan last week and with Terese Duignan and family on the passing of her brother in law, John James Duignan, Longford. 

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.