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

Weekly News 22nd November 2021

Well done to our U17 Boys who captured the A Championship title with a hard fought 2-8 to 0-9 win over a strong Coolera/Strandhill side on Sunday. In an exciting game, two penalties were decisive and were expertly dispatched by Conor McMorrow while all players fought hard throughout and ended up deserving winners. Finishing off a great year for Captain Conor Sheridan, he lifted our first Minor A Championship title since 1973. Well done to all and thanks to the management team of Keith McMorrow, Frank Quinn and Shane Deignan for their work with the team this year. The team was: Jack Duignan, Daniel King, Oisin Conlon, Jamie Parke, Jack Tuohy, Conor Sheridan (capt), Sam Tuohy, George Barlow, Dylan McKenna, Andrew Barlow, Ciaran Kenny, Niall Kenny (0-1), James Foley (0-4), Conor McMorrow (2-2), Brian Dwyer (0-1). Subs: Daniel O'Hara, Callum Kennedy, Sean Kelly, Adam O'Carroll, P J Scanlon and Troy Gilgarro. Thanks to the large crowd of supporters who came out to support the team. 

We held our delayed 2020 Player of the Year awards last weekend. The winners were: U10: Neveah Cassidy, Harry Brehony; U12: Sophie Rose Henry, Eli Rogers, Tadhg Kenny; U14: Hannah Sheridan, Niall Kenny; U16: Ellie McDermott, Conor McMorrow; U18: Jade Lyons, Lee Deignan. Overall player of the year went to Jade Lyons. Well done to all the winners.  

The lotto jackpot stands at €1,200 with the next draw on Monday 22nd November. 

The club wish to express sympathy with the family and relatives of Nellie Boles, Ballintogher 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.