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

Weekly News 22nd May 2023

The Senior men's leagues kick off next weekend with all three teams in action. First up is the Div 3 team who take on Enniscrone on Friday at home at 7.45PM. The Div 4B team also take on Enniscrone away on Saturday at 7.00PM and the Division 1 team are away to Tourlestrane on Sunday at 1.30PM.

Well done to Sligo on a well-deserved draw against Kildare with David Quinn stepping up to grab the equaliser with the last kick of the game.
The Senior ladies finished third in the league narrowly missing out on the final having received a walk over against Owenmore Gaels.

The U18 boys had a good win over St Johns in the shield semi-final. They now play St Pats in the final at date tbc.
The U16 girls had a great 4-15 to 1-7 win over St John's last Monday and now take on Curry in the semi-final on Tuesday 30th.

The U15 boys lost to Coolera/Strandhill last Monday in the league. They also played in the Division 2 feile on Saturday, beating Geevagh/St Michaels and Castleconnor in the group stages but lost to Tubbercurry in the final. They now play Coolera/Strandhill away on Monday at 7.30PM.

The U14 girls play St Pats/St Farnans on Monday at 6.45PM in Riverstown Park.

The U12 girls had a good 15-11 win over Eastern Harps last Thursday in their final league group game. The team was Nevaeh Cassidy, Abbie McTiernan, Maebh Tonry, Alice Foley, Casey McLoughlin, Sinead Gilligan, Rebecca Garry, Lauren Orr, Ciara Byrne, Lana Hughes, Makayla Brehony, Ciara Scanlon, Kate Flaherty, Savannah Cox, Amy Edwards. This sees them into the A quarter final away to Eoghan Rua on Friday at 7.00PM.

The U11 girls played their first game of the year against Geevagh last Tuesday.

The U10 and U8 girls play Owenmore Gaels at home on Monday at 7.00PM.
The U7 boys and girls play St Mary's at home on Wednesday at 7.00PM.

The club wish to express sympathy with the Owens, Kearns and Willis family on the passing of Bernadette Owens (née Willis) at the weekend. We also express sympathy with the family and relatives of Angela Jinks (née O'Hara) Riverstown and Frankie Kelly, Riverstown and Rathfarnan who died last week.

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.