CLOONACOOL -- On Saturday, our Ladies Team CT Gaels, were out of luck as they suffered defeat to a strong Hollymount team.
ON SATURDAY last, our Ladies Team CT Gaels were out of luck as they suffered defeat to a strong Hollymount team. The U - 14 Girls will contest the C Championship Final in the coming weeks as they await the winners of a Geevagh/Curry playoff.
For one Day only, in Cloonacool Community Park on Bank Holiday Monday 29thOctober 2012, Comes a game with a difference. A trip down memory lane from a Co Final of old or maybe just good or bad memories from either defeat of victory!! Its part of a novel fundraising event for Cloonacool Community Centre - which closed its doors recently for the next 12 months - as it redevelops for the future. It's the meeting of old rivals Cloonacool & St Nathy's in Cloonacool Community Park. Refreshments will be served afterwards. In the coming weeks interviews will take place for the number of recruits required for various tasks to deal with this event. At stake is the All Star (Arken sponsored) Cup for the winners and of course a great chance to re live the days of old. It also happens to be 20 years of Ladies Football in Sligo.
OUR U14 boys were victorious in the championship final over Tourlestrane on a score line of 2-13 to 3:07. We hope to have a match report on our website in the coming days. Congratulations to the boys and their management team on a superb year. Unfortunately our U16 girls didn't prevail in their semi final clash against St. Nathy's on a score line of 3:14 to 2:02. Anybody interested in doing a Foundation course or an Award 1 course, please give your name to Fintan McGowan or email admin@EasternHarps.com.
THE SENIORS lost out to Curry in the Senior Championship Final last Sunday week at Markievicz Park. The team only lost two matches all season under the stewardship of the management team of John Kent, Shane Breheny and Kevin Molloy.
We thank the management team for all their hard work and we also thank the whole Senior Panel for their commitment and effort over the season. Finally, the Club would like to thank all those who gave sponsorship in the build-up to the Final and to all those Club members who assisted with the bunting and flags around the community. Roll on 2013.
The Minors clinched their second Minor A Championship title in a row last Saturday afternoon at Collooney when they defeated Tourlestrane on a scoreline of St. Mary's 3-21 Tourlestrane 1-2. The U-20 Championship is due to commence in the coming weeks. All players will be notified of training.
Congratulations to the St. Mary's U-16 Girls who qualified for the County Final last weekend with a brilliant win in the semi final.
THE U13 team had a good 6-8 to 3-11 win over St Johns in the Feile Cup. They now take on Eastern Harps next Sunday at home at 11.30AM - please come out and support.
Congrats and well done to Sligo Rovers on winning the league.
The Club wish to express sympathy with the family and relatives of Pauric Conway, Dublin and formerly of Sligo who died last week.
EASKEY UNDER 16 team failed to capture the under 16 championship title on Sunday against a very strong Naomh Eoin side by 6-3 to 1-5.
This was the second replay of the final, but on this occasion Naomh Eoin dominated the match from start to finish. Easkey can, however, be very proud of the team`s performance as this is a very young side. The sides will also meet again in the league final.
The team was K. Devanney, I. Barrett, B. Feeney(Capt.),P. Flynn, F. Ryan, P. O`Connor, E. Kilgannon, F. Cawley(1-0), H. Gilroy, S. Mooney, M. Gordon(0-3), R. Mc Hugh, T. Whitty, J. Mc Hugh(02frees),G. Calpin. Subs:E. O`Dowd( on), J.Gordon(on), J. Kelly, C. Mc Guinness, J. Weir, C. Moylan O. Burke, S. Mulligan, C. Gordon, S. Hallinan, R. Molloy, Xavier.
IN THE u13 Feile Cup Gp2, Easkey won their first game against Enniscrone on Tuesday, but were unable to get the better of Tubbercurry on Saturday in round 2. They now play St. Farnans on Sunday 11.30am at home in Easkey. Easkey u20s won their second round game against Molaise Gaels on Saturday
In the u16 Hurling Championship Final replay, Naomh Eoin finally got the better of Easkey/St.Farnans in Markieveicz Park on Sunday. Congratulations to Naomh Eoin and their mentors.
At halftime of the Senior game, the u16 All-Ireland winning Sligo hurlers were presented with their medals by former Offaly hurling All-star Brian Whelehan. 3 members of Easkey/St.Farnans were on that team - Bernard Feeney, Hayden Gilroy, Finnian Cawley. Well done to all involved.
OUR U13 team suffered a heavy defeat to Easkey in their first round game, going down on a score line of 510 to 0-4.
Congratulations to the Eoghan Rua u14 team who won their county championship final last Saturday afternoon in Dromard, defeating Owen more Gaels to claim the title. Well done to all involved.
Congrats to Curry and Bunninadden on winning the Sligo Senior and Intermediate Football championship titles recently, best of luck to both teams in the Connacht Club Championships.
THE UNDER 13 féile team were given a walkover against Enniscrone/Kilglass in round 2 of the féile competition. They are scheduled to play Easkey on Sunday next at 11.30 a.m. in Easkey.Entries for Scór na nOg should be given to Frances Hanley as soon as possible. Congratulations to St. Farnan`s ladies Junior team on reaching the Connaught Junior final following their win over Boyle on Sunday last.
A LARGE attendance of over two hundred guests turned out last Saturday night at the Sligo Park Hotel to honour the six club heroes at the conclusion of the club hero fundraising initiative. The total amount raised was revealed as €90,141.25 to the delight and amazement of all present. John Marren was MC for the evening and the six club heroes namely Caroline Coleman, Janette Marren, John Brennan, Johnny Ruttledge, Paddy O'Brien and Padraig McHugh were honoured on the night and presentations were made by Club Chairman Brendan Kivlehan and Club President Walter Kivlehan. Johnny Ruttledge and team were revealed as the team with the highest individual amount with €27k. A presentation was made to Barnardos representative John Wills as the charity beneficiary of Club Hero 2012.
Our minor team play the A2 final against Curry next Saturday October 20th in Tourlestrane at 7.30pm under floodlights. It's a great achievement to reach the final and we urge supporters to come in force and back the team.
SENIOR LADIES played St. Brigids, Roscommon in Strokestown in the Senior Connacht Championship on Sunday. The game ended on the final score of Geevagh 1-11 St. Brigids 3-13. A great effort was put in by Seamus, Martin and all the girls and we would like to thank them for the excitement they gave the club during the year culminating in winning the Senior Club Championship.
U-14 girls were playing St. Michaels last week in a championship play-off and came out the better by 3 points. They now play in the C final in the coming weeks. Our u-16 and minors will also play in finals of the A championship. Geevagh U-13s are playing in group 4 of the Feile Shield against Castleconnor in St. Brendan's Park at 11.30 on Sunday.
The club congratulate Donal Conlon, Brendan Corcoran and Sean Heaney on winning the U-16 County Hurling Championship with Naomh Eoin and Liam O'Rourke on winning the Minor County Hurling Championship with Coolera/Strandhill. Hard luck to Sean, Mickey, Liam and Martin who were defeated by Calry/St.Josephs when playing for Coolera/Strandhill in the Senior Hurling Final at the weekend.
ANYBODY INTERESTED in coaching and training or helping out in the coming season from under 6 to under 18 are invited to an open meeting on Nov 2nd at 9pm in units in Ballintogher. New people and existing managers are welcome to attend. The date for our excursion to Croke Park for our younger players is almost here. The bus for this trip will depart Ballintogher at 08:45 on this Sunday 21st October. We will also be making a stop at Ballygawley to collect players from the vicinity.
The club would like to extend sympathies to the Mulligan family of Castleore on the death of Cathal, and to the Spellman family of Ballygawley and Carraroe on the death of Eddie.
Lotto Results: October 6th, numbers drawn were; 6, 13, 17 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. Winner of €50 for match 3 were Michael Feeney, Ballinrobe, and Noel and Marie Clancy, Tubbernania. October 13th, numbers drawn were; 5, 6, 14 and 31. There was no jackpot winner. Winner of €35 each for match 3 were Martin Feeney, Ballygawley, Margaret McMorrow, New York, and Carol and Shane O'Connnor, Co. Cork. The next draw will be in Donegans on Saturday night for a jackpot of €5,400.
Our Minor lads beat Castleconnor in the championship semi-final last Saturday. They will now play Coolaney/Mullinabreena in the A2 Final next Saturday in Tourlestrane pitch at 7.30pm. Best wishes and good luck to all the lads, their manager, Peter and selectors Seamus and Tommy.
Also through to a championship final are our Minor girls who are playing their final against Drumcliffe in St Mary's pitch at 12 noon on Saturday . Best wishes and good luck to the girls and their managers Martin Connolly & Tom Howley.
The slimathon Team "Hot n Spicy" are holding a table quiz in Howley's on Sunday 21st October at 8pm - this is their team fundraising effort - Tables of 4 is €40 (€10 per person). .
OUR HURLERS were crowned 2012 Senior champions on Sunday after beating Coolera/Strandhill in the final in Markievicz Park. The lads put in a big effort the last few months and it all paid off on Sunday when we retained our title. Huge congratulations to the management team and all the players. Our U-20 team play St Molaise Gaels on Saturday in Grange at 4.30pm.
Following on from the hugely successful Strictly Come Dancing, Calry/St Joseph's present The Thorny Rose on Saturday 24th November in the Clarion Hotel. A great nights craic is guaranteed !
Lotto Draw held in Clubhouse, Calry on Sat 6th October – Lotto Jackpot €2700: Numbers drawn 3, 4, 11, 13. No winner. One match 3 winner €150 Martin Dolan, Thornhill Estate.
Promotors prize Ann Devaney, Kiltycahill, Calry €20. The next draw is on Saturday 27th October in the clubhouse, Hazelwood with a jackpot of €2850.
OUR SENIOR hurlers were defeated by a strong Calry/St Joseph's team in the senior hurling championship final on sunday last in Markievicz Park. Well done to the managers Tom Brenan and Ciaran Tobin who has done a tremendous job with these young lads.
Our U 20 team are away to Tourlestrane on 20th October in tourlestrane .Throw in 4.30pm.
There was no winner of our weekly lotto.The Numbers drawn were 2,6,9,31. The winner of Match 3 numbers was Cathal Martyn Next draw takes place in the Club on Monday next at 10pm. Jackpot 3,000 Euro.
ST PATS U20s play Shamrock Gaels in the quarter final of the championship. Further details of date and venue later.
The U16 Girls captured the championship with victory over Drumcliffe/Rosses Point on Saturday last.The club thank the management and player for their efforts.
St Pats U13s Boys lost to a strong Castleconnor in the Feile group stages on Sunday last.
St. Farnan's Ladies
THE U-16'S failed in their quest to reach the semi-final of the "A" championship as a result of their defeat at the hands of St. Nathy's in Achonry on Monday last. Thanks to the players, their parents and their managers Martin Mulligan and Anne Ruane for their commitment during the year.
The Junior Ladies made the long trek to Strokestown on Sunday to play Boyle in the Connacht Club championship semi – final. With the advantage of the strong wind in the opening half the side got off to a dream start registering 2-4 without reply in the opening quarter, the goals coming from corner forwards Aisling Molloy and Elaine Cawley. Our opponents hit back in style however and outscored us by 2-2 to a single point in the second quarter to leave us leading by 25 to 2-2 at the break, a slender lead considering we would have to face the elements in the second half.A Molloy point early in the second period was followed by a Boyle onslaught which yielded three points without reply reducing our lead to the narrowest of margins but our girls dug deep and kicked the next three points themselves to open up a four point gap with just minutes remaining. Continuous pressure from the Roscommon champions saw them pull a point back in the final minute but the referee sounded the final whistle as the resulting kickout was being taken with the score standing at 2-9 to 2-6 in our favour. The side will now meet Galway champions Annaghadown in the Connacht final in two weeks time
THE LOTTO draw took place last Saturday night in Muddy Burns for the jackpot of €4200. There was no jackpot winner and so the jackpot prize moves to €4400. The next draw will take place this weekend in Mahoneys. The minor team lost on Saturday at home to Curry in the A2 championship semifinal replay. The U.13 team beat St.Pats on Sunday morning for their first game in the championship.. We meet Geevagh at home this Sunday.
After the U.20s good victory last weekend over St.Farnans the team had a bye this weekend due to the minor championship. The club wish Oisín, Aoife and Odhran Quinn the best of luck as they compete in the World handball championships in Dublin over the next number of days. They have been putting in a lot of hours on the court.
ON BEHALF of the Club we want to acknowledge and congratulate the Coolaney/ Mullinabreena GAA team on a very successful fundraising drive.
On the field we had two teams fighting for places in the Final. The U14's played a blinder of a game against St. Marys on Thursday last in Bunninadden. Players gave 110% all over the field and emerged victorious but it was a fight to the final whistle. The final score was 4.8 to 4.6. The final is on Saturday 20th in Cloonacool against Eastern Harps.
The U16's secured a place in the final against Geevagh on Monday 29th October
This week's club sponsor is Foley's Bar, Tubbercurry Foleys.
THE CLUB will be holding a press conference this Friday, 19th October, at 8pm in the Sligo Park Hotel to announce details of our 25 Year celebration and official pitch opening day. The opening/celebration day will take place on Sunday 28th October and the guest of honor on the day will be GAA president Liam O'Neill, who will preform the official opening ceremony for the new pitch. Also on the day there will a senior and underage challenge game and lots of activities for all to enjoy. U20 had a great victory over Tubbercurry in the championship replay on Saturday. In very wet conditions they put in a good performance and recorded some great scores to win comfortably in the end by a score line of 1-11 to 1-06.
The club wishes to extend deepest sympathy and condolences to Moore family, Tonaphubble, Spellman family, Carrore, Sheridan family, Standhill and Conway family on their recent bereavements.