Monday 19 February 2018

Hurling Board

Garrett Lavin of Owenmore Gaels wins possession against St. Michael's at Corran Park on Sunday. (Pic by Tom Callanan)
Garrett Lavin of Owenmore Gaels wins possession against St. Michael's at Corran Park on Sunday. (Pic by Tom Callanan)

The Sligo U21 hurlers put up a very strong performance against their Mayo counterparts in the Connacht U21B championship semi-final at Markievicz Park on Wed. Aug. 7th. Despite the best efforts of the Sligo lads on the night the Mayo team finished victors on a final scoreline of Sligo 2-8 to Mayo 1-13

The last round of the hurling championship was played off last weekend with Coolera-Strandhill winning against Naomh Eoinand Calry beating Western Gaels. This leaves the table one to four positions as Coolera-Strandhill, Calry-St. Jospeh's, Naomh Eoin and Western Gaels. Accordingly Coolera will play Western Gaels in one semi-final and Naomh Eoin will play Calry in the other semi-final both of which will take place in Sept. The Dermot Molloy league semi-finals are underway at present – Calry beat Tourlestrane last weekend and Coolera-Strandhill will play Manorhamilton on Sunday next to decide the final pairing. All underage hurling competitions are progressing well according to plan.


Our senior hurlers had a good win against Naomh Eoin last weekend to finish up top of the championship table and qualify for the semi-finals which will take place in September. The seniors also play Manorhamilton in the Dermot Molloy league semi-final at home on Sunday at 5pm. Our U12 hurlers play Manorhamilton at home onTuesday night at 7pm. The Lotto numbers drawn last week were - 01,15,21,24. No Match 3. The jackpot now stands at €6800.00

Our senior team had a convincing win over Ballymote last Saturday at Markievicz Park when they played in the first round of The Belfry Senior Football Championship Group C.


Tuam stadium was the venue for the U16 "C" Championship Semi Final contested by Sligo and Limerick on Saturday last. Sligo got off to a bad start with a girl sin-binned in the starting minutes and 3 goals down after 10 minutes. The half time score was Limerick 4.7 to Sligo no score.

Substitutions were made through-out the second half for Sligo and the team eventually got on the scoreboard. Sligo won the second half but it wasn't near enough to narrow the gap Limerick had made in the first half. Final score was 4.9 to Sligo's 1.5. A Sincere thank you is extended to their sponsor "Crean Mosaic's of Grange.

At a recent County Board meeting it was decided to advertise to all clubs about selecting 2014 county team management. It is important that management is decided early in order to give the girls the best chance at succeeding in the group stages.

Therefore we ask all members to talk to interested people in their localities and hopefully bring prospective names to the next board meeting.

Any clubs interested in hosting an U10 blitz please make contact with a member of the executive or Louise O'Donnell on 0876356679.

The next County Board meeting will take place on Monday 9th September at 8.30pm.

All clubs are asked to send their required number of delegates.


Our own Club Camp continues on each of the next two Fridays from 10.00am to 2.00pm each day for Boys and Girls aged 6 to 16. Cost €5 per day. County Board coaches ands senior Club Players will be in attendance.

Applications for the next batch of advertising hoardings at our Grounds at Monsignor Hynes Park Grange are now been taken. Any business interested can contact Gay Kelly at 087-2932656 or Aidan Ryan at 087-2412834.

Our senior team were beaten 0-16 to 1-09 by St John's in Saturday's championship fixture in Markievicz Park.

Our U12 Boys played out a 15 to 15 draw against Shamrock Gaels on Thursday last while the development team at the same age level were beaten 20 scores to 15.

On Thursday next August 15th our Minor Boys will look for their third successive win in the A2 championship when they play Castleconnor away at 7.00pm.

On Friday evening our U14 Boys have a home championship fixture against Tubbercurry at 7.00pm.Well done to four members of our U14 Panel, Luke Towey, Conor Feigheney, Ollie White and Darragh Kelly who featured in The Sligo U15 Development squad on Saturday last.


U.8 and U.10 coaching continues in the park every Saturday at 10am,

We are currently running a Development fundraising draw - Superb prizes are again up for grabs in the return of this exciting giveaway. Tickets are €5 or 3 for €10. We appeal to all supporters and members for your continued support. Thank You. 1st Prize: 2 Stand Tickets + 2 Nights B&B in The Ballsbridge Hotel. 2nd Prize: 2 Stand Tickets + 1 Night B&B in The Ballsbridge Hotel. 3rd Prize: €150. The Senior team lost narrowly to Geevagh in the championship, the final score was 0-15 to 0-18. They play St.Mary' in the next round on Sunday 18th August at 6pm in Bunninadden. The Minor team had a big win over Owenmore Gaels 8-22 to 3-5 the next game is against Shamrock Gaels on Thursday 15th August at 7pm in Shamrock Gaels park. The U.12 team drew with Owenmore Gaels 0-12 to 0-12. The U.16 team defeated Enniscrone on a scoreline of 3-8 to 1-10. They now play St.Michael's on Monday 19th August at 7pm in Ballintogher.


Our Seniors got up and running in this year's championship by beating Bunninadden on a score line of 1:16 to 1:11.

Bingo continues as usual on Fridays at 8:30pm in Gurteen Hall where the jackpot is E1,700 in 50 calls. Lotto Jackpot one is a guaranteed E1000 every night and Lotto Jackpot two currently stands at E350.


Well done to our junior team who had a very good win over Tubbercurry on Sunday evening winning on score line 3-18 - 0-9. Our seniors play our last game of the group on Sunday against Coolaney/Mullinabreena in Bunninadden Community Park at 6 pm.


Round three of the Intermediate Championship takes place next weekend, our lads travel to Tubbercurry on Sunday evening to take on Cloonacool at 7.30pm. Support is very much appreciated.

The minor team received a walkover from Drumcliffe/Rosses Point last week. That means that they lie top of the championship table after two games - they face Bunninadden on Thursday evening in their third round tie.

The u16's are not in action this week, with their next game on Monday August 19th at home to Coolera/Strandhill.

Our u14 side begin their championship campaign on Friday evening at home to Drumcliffe/Rosses Point, throw in at 7pm.

Meanwhile at u12 level, our boys play Ballymote at 7pm on Tuesday evening in Quigabar.

Our youngest players took part in a West Division blitz at Easkey last weekend as part of the Easkey clubs 125 celebrations. Our team performed impressively on the day and have done very well throughout the year - well done to all the players and the coaching team on all their good work to date.

The club are in the process of putting together a five year plan, which will be a very detailed and useful document. Anyone who wishes to get involved is more than welcome - there will be a number of meetings to discuss and formulate this important project.


The Junior team had a comfortable 5-13 to 0-3 win over St Maloise Gaels in the first round of the Championship. The team was: Donal Tuohy, Noel Jinks, Diarmuid Jinks, Conor Merrick, Gavin McMorrow, Niall Henry, Eoin O'Connell, Enda Tuohy (0-1), Brian McDermott, Robert Johnston, Declan Willis (1-0), Liam Tuohy (1-0), Keith Candon (1-5), Eoin McDermott (1-2), Nigel Hargadon (1-3). Subs: Michael Hannon (0-1) for G McMorrow (inj), Enda Foley (0-1) for R Johnston, Mark Boyd for E Tuohy (inj), Eoin Carroll for L Tuohy (inj), Ricky Johnston for D Tuohy. They now take on Curry next Sunday at 6.00PM in Tubbercurry.

The Senior team take on St Michaels in the second round of the Intermediate Championship this Saturday at 7.30PM in Markievicz Park

The Minor team take on Coolaney/Mullinabreena this Thursday at home at 7PM. The U16 team drew 2-9 to 2-9 with Curry last Monday in the third round of the championship. The U14 team are away to Coolaney/Mullinabreena this Friday at 7PM.

The U12 G1 team drew with St Molaise Gaels on a scoreline of 0-15 to 015 while the G4 team won on a scoreline of 0-20 to 0-11.

Tickets are now on sale for draw with a first prize of two All-Ireland tickets.

The Club wish to express sympathy with the family and relatives of Mickey O'Rourke, Carnaguilta and Mrs Finan, Ballisodare who died recently and with Imelda McDermott, Riverstown on the death of her mother Annie Fahy from Ballindine, Mayo.


Our footballers had a good win against Eastern Harps on Sunday in Corran Park, Ballymote. Conor Griffin was the star player for Calry with a personal tally of 4-3. The lads now have a weekend off. Whether we top the group or go into a playoff will depend on the result of the Drumcliffe v Eastern Harps game this weekend.

The hurlers had a good win against Western Gaels on Bank Holiday Monday in Championship. They also played in the Dermott Molloy League Semi Final on Saturday against Tourlestrane recording another big win to reach the final of the Dermot Molloy League Final. Well done to the players and management.

Lotto Draw held in the Clubhouse on Sat 20th July– Lotto Jackpot €1,100: Numbers drawn 9, 10, 13, 20. No jackpot winner. One match 3 winner, Gavin Branley, Colgagh, Calry, €100. Promoters prize €20 Stephen Devaney, Kiltycahill, Calry. The next draw is on Saturday 10th August in the Club House with a jackpot of €1,200.


On Saturday we returned to the Senior Championship for the first time in five years against neighbours Eastern Harps. While coming out with a five point loss it was a result that did not justify the efforts of our lad put in, in a game where we were toe to toe with Harps. Theres plenty to build on and we take on Curry on Saturday in Ballymote at 6pm

Our first club draw was held on Saturday. Winners: €1500 A.Clarke, €250 Claire Davey, €150 Donal Davey, David & Louise Killoran, Peter & Maeve O'Dowd, Cathal Killoran, Jonathan Hodgins

U-14s had a great start to their B Championship campaign win a 6-7 to 5-3 win over Calry on Friday last. This fine bunch of lads have great promise for the future and will play at home against Curry on Friday.

Minors play Enniscrone at home on Thursday at 7pm and U16's play away to Geevagh at 7 on Monday 19th.

U-12's had a good 3 point win over St.Michaels last week.

Juniors commence their Championship campaign against St.John's in Clooonacool on Wednesday at 7.30.


Our Senior Men take on Coolera/Strandhill, this Saturday, the 17th of August, at 7.30pm in Corran Park, Ballymote.

The Junior B men's team play St. John's (away) in round 1 of the championship on Sunday, the 18th of August. The minor footballers play Easkey this Thursday, the 15th of August, in Tourlestrane at 7pm in Tourlestrane.

The U-16 boys topped off winning ways on Bank Holiday Monday when they recorded an impressive win over Tubbercurry/Cloonacool. The team play St. Mary's, who have also won their first three games, on Monday the 19th of August.

The U-14 boys will be in action in the final of the league this Wednesday, the 14th of August, when they take on Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in Tourlestrane at 7pm. The team are back on the field again on Friday, the 16th of August, when the play Ballymote away at 7 in round 2 of the championship.

Our Intermdediate ladies are back in action this weekend after a break last weekend. The team play St. Michael's, at home, this Sunday the 18th of August. Sligo Ladies play Down in the Intermediate All Ireland Quarter Final on the weekend of the 24th of August.

Our U-12 girls are back in action this Friday, the 16th of August, when they play St. Mary's.

Our U-14 girls are playing in their first round of the championship on Monday the 19th of August, when they take on St. Nathy's.

The U-16 girls also take to the field this week when they play Owenmore Gaels (away) on Wednesday the 14th of August.


On Sunday evening last our Senior Team was defeated by St Farnan's in the Intermediate Championship Round 2. This coming Weekend we face more West Sligo opposition in the form of Enniscrone.

On Sunday 1st September, the Club's Annual Family Fun Day will take place in Cloonacool Community Park. This event will run from 12 noon until 3pm with events of some sorts for all age groups.

More information will appear in the coming weeks.

On Sunday evening last the Community Park was busy as it hosted a Junior Championship game involving St Mary's and Tubbercurry.


St. Pats play Easkey in the next round of the championship on Saturday next August 17th in Enniscrone at 6pm.

Juniors play hosts to Owenmore Gaels in the Championship on Wednesday August 14th at 7.30pm.

Minors play away to Geevagh in their next game on Thursday August 15th at 7pm.

U14 Boys next game is home to St Michaels on August 30th.St Pats U12 Boys play home to Geevagh on Tuesday August 13th at 7pm.

St Pats Joker Jackpot draw took place Saturday last in Rafters. The Jackpot was not won and the jackpot rolls over to €1000.This week winners were Donal Cuffe,Hughie James,and Mary Patrica Kearins.

Next draw takes place in the Fiddlers Elbow on Saturday August 24th at 10pm Congrats to Peter Brady winner of the August Membership draw.Peter wins two All Ireland Hurling tickets.

St Pats host a play by Moth productions called "The Quare Land" in the Skreen/Dromard Community Centre on Friday and Saturday August 16/17th.Doors open at 8.30pm. Tickets are available from local business or from the following numbers 086-6069063,086-8234898,086-1733572.


Our Intermediate team had a disappointing second round Championship game on Sunday evening last in Corran Park against neighbours St. Michaels. The final score was St. Michaels 4-12 Owenmore Gaels 0-06. We are now in a relegation playoff with opponents and dates to be decided.

Our Minor Team played Coolaney/Mullinabreena in the championship during the week. Fielding a young team we struggled to cope with the pace and strength of our opponents who won easily in the end.This team are due to play Coolera/Strandhill on Thursday evening next at Connolly Park.

Our Junior Team play their first Championship match on Wednesday evening next against St. Pats in Dromard.


Castleconnor GAA Club present their 3rd Annual "Cow Dung" Festival on Saturday & Sunday 17th/18th August at Castleconnor Community Centre and GAA Grounds in Corballa, Co. Sligo.

On Saturday Night a festival queen will be chosen before Gerry Guthrie and his Country Band take to the Stage. Pat's Country Road Show will follow after.

Sunday will be a fun filled day for all the family.

Kids activities on the football field from 2.00pm. The Cow Dung Bingo commences at 5.30pm when Betsy enters the field.

The Intermediate team were beaten by Easkey in the Championship last Sunday


The club have a busy week ahead with two semi finals and a final scheduled.

On Tuesday night both under 12 teams play Naomh Eoin and Castleconnor in their respective semi finals in Easkey at 7p.m.

On Saturday the under 14 team will face Cluanín Iomáint in the under 14 final also in Easkey.

The club had players involved on Sligo under 14 team who played Donegal in a challenge match and Sligo under 16 team which played in a Connaught Blitz this week.


The under 16 team had a great win in the championship on a very creditable score of 2-19 to 2-14 against Owenmore Gaels. The team play Curry on Monday, August 19th at 7p.m. in St. Farnan`s Park.

The minor team face Drumcliffe/Rosses Point at home on Thursday next.

On the following night, Friday, the under 14 team play Coolera/ Strandhill also at home.

We congratulate our players who played with Sligo in the Father Manning and Ted Webb competitions recently.

The intermediate team played Cloonacool in the second round of the choampionship in Enniscrone on Sunday evening and won by 2-9 to 0-9. Good luck to all the competitors from Ceoltóiri Tíreragh who are taking part in Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Derry this weekend.

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