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

Weekly News 19th July 2021

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The Senior Div 1 team take on Tubbercurry away this Thursday at 8.00PM in round 3 of the league. 

The Div 3 senior team lost 2-10 to 0-12 away in round 3 of the league last Saturday. The team was: John Craig, Keith McMorrow, Eoin O'Connell, Alan Kelly, Conor Kearns, Declan Willis, Ciaran O'Connor, Darragh Kelly, Conor Merrick, Darragh Hailstones (0-2), Frank Quinn (0-3), Luke Flynn (0-1), Paddy O'Grady. Michael Kilkenny (0-3), Steven Willis (0-2). Subs: Brendan Hailstones for M Kilkenny, Eoin Carroll (0-1) for D Kelly, Ultan McKenna for J Craig. J Craig for P O'Grady. They now take on St Michaels on Saturday away at 7PM. 

The Senior Div 4 team take on St Pats away on Friday at 8.15PM. 

The Senior Ladies take on Eastern Harps away next Sunday at 10AM. 

The U17 boys play a 7 a side tournament on Thursday in Scarden. 

The U16 girls play St Molaise Gaels in the A Shield Semi-final this Tuesday in Riverstown Park at 7.30PM. 

The U15 boys lost to St Pats 6-15 to 4-5 last Thursday. Despite being in control of the game in the first half and eleven points up at one stage, a strong St Pats second half saw performance saw them win comprehensively in the end. The team was: Sean Kelly, Alex Clark, Dylan White, Joris Rooney, PJ Scanlon, Steven Smith, Keilan Hannon (1-0), Niall Kenny (2- 2), Darragh McKeon, Jack Brehony (0-3), Aaron Taylor, Leo Kennedy (1-0), Jack Barrett. 

The U14 girls had a great 4-11 to 3-5 win over St John's last Thursday. The team was: Hannah Hargadon, Katlyn Costello, Amy Brehony, Sophia Rose Henry, Leah Mullaney, Aoibheann Conlon, Clara McGovern, Leanne Galvin, Ciara Gilligan (0-4), Hannah Rainey, Amy Bagnall,  Meabh Harte, Isobel Foley (1-0), Hayley Mullaney (1-2), Orlaith Scanlon (1-2). Subs used: Ava Kennedy, Clodagh Hannon (1-3), Aoibheann Cassidy, Isobel Clancy, Evanna Durkin. They are now through to the A Shield Final on Saturday 31st July where they await the winners of St John's and St Molaise Gaels. 

The U13 boys play Enniscrone away on Friday at 6.45PM. 

The U12 girls play Geevagh at home on Wednesday at 7.30PM. 

Well done to the U11 and U9 boys who played Drumcliffe/Rosses Point this week in some very entertaining games. while the U10 and U8 girls also had a great game against Geevagh on Friday. 

The club wish to express sympathy with the family and relatives of Ivan Orr, Sligo and formerly of Castlebaldwin, and Willie Conlon, Castlerea, formerly of Sligo who died recently.

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.