Culfadda and Mullaghroe reach final
Best of luck to the Culfadda boys and Mullaghroe girls who reached the final of the GAA Amigos after winning their East divisional finals in Ballymote recently.
Operation Transformation continues to dominate everyone's interest and after the Tansey Centra sponsored weigh in last week, the weekly winners of the Centra vouchers were "The Waltons" from Keash. Our executive meeting was postponed last Thursday and now takes place this Thursday February 14th at 8pm in the clubhouse.
Our annual race night is on Saturday February 23rd in Collins Lounge Rathcormac. Race cards are available from Hughie Slevin and Gerard Carroll.
Registration and Membership for 2013 is now due .
U20 B final replay versus Curry is fixed for Saturday February 16th at 2 PM in Tourlestrane.
Sympathy to Niall Delaney on the death of his mother Maureen Delaney, Longford, Sheila Watters on the death of her mother in Kilgarvan County Kerry, Mary Reynolds, Rahaberna on the death of her brother in law John Mahoney Tynagh, County Galway, and Hannon Family Riverstown on the death of their mother.
Summerhill College beat St Mary's Galway on Monday evening in Centre of excellence Ballyhaunis in the Quarter final of the Senior A Competition, on a score of 5-07 to 0-05, well done to Jamie Gillen and Sean Finnegan who played on this team. The Semi Final versus St Jarlath's Tuam on 20th February venue to be arranged.
Training for the Minor panel will take place on Sundays from 8pm to 9pm in St. Nathy's Hall. Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Club has recently signed up to the new Fastcom broadband loyalty scheme. New customers who sign up to the 10mb broadband package, simply Just reference our club's name and we will benefit from a donation of €2 per month from Fastcom direct to our club. Also, if you are already a customer and upgrade to the 10mb broadband package, again reference our club's name and we will benefit from the same donation. Remember, there is no extra cost to the customer, just reference our club name. Contact any committee member for details.
The first Club Lotto draw will take place in early March. We would like to extend sympathy to Eileen Brennan, Mullinabreena south on the death of her uncle Michael Davitt, Cloonacool.
Round 2 of the National Football League saw Sligo play Down at home on Sunday last. Another wet and windy day made conditions dreadful.
Sligo were forced to play a very defensive game as Down stamped their mark on the match very early on. It was a day for goals and as Down were the stronger team and with more attempts on target they emerged victorious with a final score of Sligo 1-7 Down 5-9.
All club Secretaries for 2013 are reminded to send on a full list of their club contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
The County Board extends sympathy to the family and friends of Mike Davitt, Cloonacool, Tubbercurry. Mike was an uncle of Martin Seery who is a long standing member of the ladies association in the county.
Our Annual Dinner Dance takes place on March 9th in Castledargen Hotel. Join the celebrations in this oiur30th year.
Tickets will be available from the usual outlets.Presentation of the Minor C Championship Medals will take place on the night.
Mass will take place on February 15th at 7.30pm in St Trese's Church Ballintogher for all deceased member's of St Michael's and the presentation of the Under 16 C League winners medals will take place in the Community Hall afterwards. Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome.
The clean up of the dressing rooms continues this week on Wednesday evening all helpers will be welcome
There will be a gala fundraising concert in Sooey Church on Friday March 15th, starting at 7:30PM. Some confirmed acts for the night include Michael Rooney and June McCormack (Draíocht), Sooey Childrens' Choir, local singers, dancers and musicians. Tickets cost €10, with children free. Tickets will be sold in the coming weeks in the local community.
(The concert will raise funds for Jolly Tots Community Playgroup, to cover deficit from recent building extension.
The Lotto results for this are 8. 15. 17. 26. there was no jackpot winner 1 match 3 so the drawn winner of €100 is John Gilmartin, Ballintogher. The jackpot next week is €7,100 and draw will take place in Kellys Ballygawley.
The club extend sympathy to the Hannon family Riverstown & Ann Mc Andrew Ballintogher an the passing of their Mother Mrs Fry Hannon.
Ballinalack Community Park Commitee would like to thank our Sponsors O'Brien's Tractors, Tansey's Accountants, Lavin's Menswear, D@S Signs, Gallagher Motors, Richard Brennan, Perry's Tavern, The Millers Inn, F.B.D., Micheal Rowley Design for their generous sponsorship towards our Darts Night in Kennedys on January 27th.. Thank you to Peter O'Dowd for organising the night and to Veronica Kennedy and Maura Kerins for providing the beautiful food. Our prize winners on the night were Paul Boyle (Sligo) €200, Joseph O'Dowd (Bunninadden) €100, Edward Donegan (Gurteen) and Benny Mc Donagh (Tubbercurry) €50 each. A great night was had by all.
As pancake Tuesday is upon us, the club are planning to hold an Easter camp for children between 6 and 14. More details will be announced coming up to the time.
For the coming year all underage players will have to wear a mouthguard while taking to the field. The directive from Croke Park is aimed to prevent serious dental damage which can cost up to €200 to treat from some sports injuries. An email has been sent out with information relating to the new rule and if you have not received this please contact Keith at 086-3357182
The community park ais running an energy management training programme starting on Monday March 4th which runs over eight weeks for 3 hours one night week. It is envisaged that the Programme will assist small enterprises and community groups and rural dwellers. This project is funded by Sligo LEADER Partnership Co. Ltd under the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 so there will be no charge. Contact Dermot Gormanly on 087-9574432for more details or for booking a place on this programme.
Our intermediate team resumed training last Friday night. The team will continue to train every Friday night at 8pm, all players are asked to attend. New players are very welcome.
The minor and u14 teams have resumed training in preparation for the new season. Best wishes to all the players and managers for 2013.
10K run: The Carden family, Lacknasleva, are organising a 10k run in memory of the late Mattie Carden again this year. It will take place on Saturday, March 9th, with all proceeds being donated to the Irish Kidney association. Anyone that would like to take part can register on runireland.com.
A Foundation Level Coaching Course takes place in Summerhill College on February 18th at 7.00pm. Anyone involved in the coaching of underage teams is encouraged to attend. The club will cover the cost – please contact Mark Tuohy on 087-9834083.
Senior players'membership is now due - €80 (€50 for students or unemployed) - membership of monthly draw automatically covers membership.
Bord Na NÓg will hold a cake sale on Saturday Feb 23rd in Riverstown Hall at 8.30pm - please support. There will also be an opportunity to register for 2013 at the cake sale if you missed registration last weekend – cost is €20 per person or €50 per family.
The lotto draw takes place this Friday February 15th in Hartes - jackpot €1,400.
The underage awards take place in Riverstown Hall on Saturday March 9th at 8.30PM.
The next Bord na NÓg and Senior monthly meetings will be on Friday March 8th.
The Club wish to express sympathy with the Hannon family and friends on the death of Fry Hannon, 10 Mile House, Riverstown last week. The Club formed a guard of honour at her funeral last week – Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam.
St. Molaise Gaels
The monthly Club meeting will take place on Tuesday next February 19th at 9.15pm sharp.
Club registration Night took place last Tuesday and was a great success. Thank you to all the coaches for their assistance on the night and to those who provided refreshements to the large attendance. Coaching for all Girls age groups up to U14 will commence on Saturday March 2nd from 10.00am to 11.00am. Coaching for Boys U6,U8 and U10 will start the same day from 11.00am to 12.00am. If anyone missed registration night there will be an opportunity to sign up on Saturday mornings from March 2nd. Underage membership is €30 per child with family membership ( 2 adults plus all children U18) available for €65. Adult membership for 2013 is €40. All adult players are reminded that membership must be paid before the competitive season starts.
Training for our senior and and junior football panels continues Tuesday and Friday evenings in Mullaghmore.
There will be a fundraising Table Quiz in Ellens on this Saturday night 16th February at 9.00pm in aid of a gentleman named Donal Madden who suffered a serious brain injury. Donal is a friend of one of our underage coaches Stephen Carroll.
The Club extend sincere sympathies to the McCann families of Cliffoney and Moneygold on the death of Colm McCann last week.
The quartet of Shane Bruen, Martin Golden, Mick McMorrow and Paddy Walsh will be endeavouring to bring back four Connacht handball singles to Sligo at the weekend.
Bruen who caused a sensational semi-final result when he knocked out Galway's Morgan Duggan the runner up in last year's World Masters B singles final will go into the weekend's tie with a great deal of confidence. Bruen will face Mayo's Michael Ginley in the provincial decider.
Martin Golden qualified for the Golden Masters B final with an 13-21, 21-10, 21-3 victory over Galway's Willie Corcoran. Golden was narrowly beaten in last year's Connacht final and will be all the more determined to bring the Connacht title back to Ballymote this time round He faces Mayo's Tom Byrne.
Mick McMorrow from the St. Mary's club comes face to face with Mayo's Liam Burke in the Emerald Masters B singles. McMorrow had an impressive straight sets victory over Galway's Pierce Lalor in the semi-final will be keen to gain provincial hounours to that of his solitary All-Ireland handball title he won in 2011.
Legendary Sligo handball player Paddy Walsh is back in another Connacht final this time in the Over 70's where he takes on Roscommon's Mick Naughton. Walsh is aiming to win his 29th All-Ireland handball title.Walsh won his first All-Ireland back in 1974 and still hungry as ever for success.
Francis McCann received a walkover from Mayo's J.J.Farragher in Golden Masters A
Masters B singles: Shane Bruen (Sligo) v Michael Ginley (Mayo)
Connacht handball 40 x 20 championships semi-finals results:
Junior C doubles: Gerry Coleman and Michael Bruen beat Ronan Galvin and Rikki O'Grady 21-19, 21-15
Golden Masters A doubles: Francis McCann and Martin Golden (Sligo) received a walkover from Eamonn and Martin Conneely (Galway)
Connacht Handball Championships 40 x 20 semi-finals fixtures:
Tuesday 12th February in Moycullen at 8 p.m. Masters B doubles: Shane Bruen & Mark Murphy (Sligo) v Morgan Darcy & Peter Melia.(Galway) Silver Masters B doubles: Martin Cooney & Tom Foody (Sligo) v Prionsias Maughan & J.J. McDonagh (Galway) Wednesday 13th February in Moycullen at 8p.m.
Emerald Masters B doubles: Mick McMorrow & Hugh McGarry (Silgo) v Pierce Lalor & Padraig Kelly (Galway)
Membership for the coming year is now due. We are asking all players to pay soon as they are not insured to play otherwise. Club Registrars are Ultan McGranaghan and Shane Feeney. Membership fees are €60 per adult and €40 U-18. You can also give your membership to any other committee member. All non players are also asked to pay their membership in the coming weeks.
The club lotto draw will take place this weekend for €6200. There was no winner last week with 4 match 3 number winners.
The seniors have begun to prepare for the coming year having their first training session of 2013 at the weekend. A great turnout on Friday night under lights. The team will be in action in the next few weeks in the Benson cup. The club minor team will be the first underage team in action in the coming weeks and are currently training with the seniors
Indoor hurling will resume in the next 2 weeks for the 5-9 year old groups and the 10-13 years of age groups.
St Pat's held their AGM recently and the following Officers were appointed: President Eamon Carney,Patrons Tom Clarke,Pat Brady,Fr Michael O' Horo, Chairman Martin Giblin,Vice Chairman Colm Carney,Secretary Gerard Clarke,Assistant Secretary Mark Boland ,Treasurer Trevor Boland,Assistant Treasurer Brian Keane,P.R.O.s Nigel Collery,& Darragh Clarke,Community Council Rep Mark Boland,County Board Reps Aidan Kiely,Cultural Officer Gerry O Connor,A.S.A.P Officer James Clarke.
St Pats are delighted to announce our second annual scrap metal SaturdaycCollection on Saturday February 23rd from 9amuntil 1pm at Rafters Quarry.Further details on 087-9983271
From January 1st is has been mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic matches and training sessions for all age grades up to and including minors.
Club Membership is now due for the year 2013.
The committee retained cost of membership at €20 for non playing members.Membership can be paid to any committee member or Club Treasurer Trevor Boland. All fully paid up members before March 31st are entitled to enter into adraw for All Ireland Football tickets.
Tickets are now available for the play 'For club and county' to be held in the Mercy College on Saturday February 23rd. Tickets cost €10 and are available from club members. There was no winner of the lotto which now stands at €6000. €25 euro winners were Joseph Conlon, Peter Henry, Shona Grady, Gerry McMorrow. Our main pitch is closed at the moment with ground work being carried out this week. It is hoped that it is ready for the beginning of the playing season. Well done to senior players Philip Greene and Charlie Harrison who featured in Sligo's win against Antrim on Sunday On Friday night last the club were well represented at the Connaught GAA awards where we picked up the Sligo GAA grounds of the year award. Great credit is due to Charlie Kelly and Pat McCaffrey who kept the pitch in great shape throughout the playing season. The club also acknowledge the terrific work done by John Leyden, Fergal Kelly, Niall Gordon, Sean Reilly and other club members in securing signage and a new score board for our pitch.
St. Farnan's Ladies
Well done to all involved in the staging of the play "Cupid wore skirts" which played to sell out crowds in Dromore West Community Centre over three nights.
Jackie Mulligan has featured prominently with the Sligo Ladies team which has commenced it's Div. 3 League campaign. The side got off to the best possible start with a win over Longford in the opening round but the joy was short lived as the side suffered defeat at the hands of Down in the second round. Congratulations to Aisling Molloy who has been drafted into the panel. Noel Knox continues as a selector with the side for another year.
Congratulations to Frances Hanley, the St. Farnan's GAA Cultural Officer, who has been selected to act as M.C. for the upcoming All-Ireland Finals of Scór na nÓg, which will be held in Derry on Sat. week next, the 23rd.
Congratulations also to former Scór na nÓg competitor Roisin Kilgannon who was selected to sing Amhráin na bFhiann prior to the commencement of the Sligo versus Antrim National Football League game in Markievicz Park on Sunday last.
People of all ages from our community and many from far beyond have been numbed by the news of Sally Rowlette's sudden death shortly after giving birth to her fourth child. Sally (nee Golden) who hailed originally from Lugdoon, Templeboy, resided in Croagh, Dromore West along with her husband Sean and three children the oldest of which, Leanne, recently started playing with our U-8 team. The massive turnout for the removal and funeral bore testament to her popularity in the area. To her husband, children, parents, brother and sister and the extended Rowlette and Golden families may we offer our sincerest sympathy on their enormous loss.
Dinner dance will take place on Saturday March 2ndin the Glasshouse Hotel. A night of celebration to recognise the fantastic achievements of our U16, U18 and U20 boys and U16 and U18 girls. Special guest, music by Scruffy Duffy and a great night in store. Tickets available from Team Managers and committee.
Well done to Sligo on a hard fought win on Sunday at home to Antrim , Mark Breheny and Johnny Martyn both involved in a good win .
Summerhill College reached the Senior A semi-final after a win over St. Mary's Galway in comprehensive style with number of Mary's players impressing in the victory last Monday.
Anybody interested in advertising their business on our pitch-side signage please contact Ultan Smith on 086 2587389. .
The AGM was held recently and the officers for the year are: Patron;Fr Greg Hannon, President, Tommy Lavin, Chairman, Fergal Sexton, Vice Chairman, John Lavin, Secretary, Andrew Brehony, Vice Secretary, Joe Brennan, Treasurers, Paul Mullin,James Lyons, Pro, Michael Finn; Co.Board Delegate, Christy McTeirnan, Registration, James Lyons, Schools Liasion, Joe Brennan Knockmina,Neal Farry Ballymote, Coaching Officer, Michael Finn, Alchol and Substance abuse officer, Nigel Clancy.
Tributes were paid to outgoing Chairman Neal Farry and outgoing Secretary Joe Stagg for all their work for the past number of years.
Club membership is now due and can be paid to Treasurer,s Paul Mullin or James Lyons.
A meeting of all underage coaches will be held on Thursday at 9pm in the community centre.
GAA President Liam O'Neill will visit Geevagh N.S. on Thursday February 21st. He will launch our 'Young Sports Reporter' scheme and attend a hurling league game.
Many thanks for supporting Seamus O'Rourke's play 'For Club and Country' which was staged in the resource Centre on Friday night.
Preparations are at an advance stage for our Annual Dinner dance. . Tickets go on sale shortly. The event takes place in Kilronan Castle on Saturday March 2nd.
The club Facebook page is proving to be a great success and has already been viewed all over the world. Friends and supporters are invited to 'post' articles or other archival material, to the page which will in time become a permanent club record. Please remember, with regard to comments, the club welcomes positive contributions only.
A players training fundraiser takes place in 'Paddy's Bar' on Friday February16th. The event will be based on the popular T.V. show 'Take me out' and a great night's entertainment is guaranteed Well done to Shane and Pat both of whom were outstanding in Sligo's hard earned victory over Antrim in Markievicz Park on Sunday.
Ceist na Seachtaine: Name the Geevagh player who holds provincial club medals in Ulster, Leinster and Connaught? (answer next week)
Last week's answer: 1987 V Tubbercurry 1988 v St Mary's.
The result of this month's 200 club draw: 1st 150 Una Sheeran, 2nd 100 Leo Mattimoe, 3rd 50 Tom & Linda O'Rourke, 4th John & Marese Hughes
The club is currently seeking volunteers to act as mentors, coaches and managers to a number of underage teams. If you would like to become involved please contact Teresa O'Rourke. Teresa is also the 'go to' woman for members wishing to purchase hoodies, track suits or other club merchandise.
This week's award is shared by Ciara Fallon, Aoife O'Reilly and Lorraine Mc Donagh.
The girls emerged from a large and competitive group to qualify for the final stages of the 'Gaamigos' skills competition during the week.
Congratulations to senior footballer Martin O'Reilly who was named hurler of the year' by Coolera GAA Club.
The various committees which were set up at the recent AGM will meet in the coming weeks. All committee members are asked to attend.
The Intermediate Team are continuing to train hard in preparation for the upcoming season. New players are always welcome.
Registration of all players will take place in the coming weeks. Dates and times will be arranged and all members will be notified.
It is worth noting that as of this year all players up to and including Minors must wear a mouth guard.
A coaching course will take place over three nights starting on Monday February 18th in Summerhill College. Time 7p.m.-9p.m.
It is vital that all club members involved in coaching teams have this course completed before the start of the season.
Please contact Liam Og Gormley on 086-8254420 before Friday February 15th to book a place on this course.