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Children at the recent Easkey Cúl Camp in west Sligo. Pic: Donal Hackett.

Children at the recent Easkey Cúl Camp in west Sligo. Pic: Donal Hackett.

Children at the recent Easkey Cúl Camp in west Sligo. Pic: Donal Hackett.

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ST MOLAISE GAELS

Both our Senior men’s teams suffered defeats at home in the final rounds of their respective league campaigns. Despite leading at half time, our Senior men were unable to sustain a second-half goal fest from Coolera/Strandhill eventually losing by 4-11 to 0-09. The final score line belies the performance from the team as they prepare for the Intermediate Championship and their first game against Geevagh on Saturday week in Kent Park. Congratulations to Coolera/Strandhill who now contest the league final next weekend. Our Junior Men lost to St Patrick’s on Saturday evening scoring 1-12 to the opposition’s 1-15 in the final fixture of their league campaign. Their attention now turns to the Connacht Gold Junior A Football Championship and their Group 2, first round tie against Shamrock Gaels in Corran Park on August 21st.

On Monday evening last, our U14 Girls suffered defeat to St Farnan’s/St Patrick’s in the Connacht Gold U14 B Championship with a score of 3-06 to the opponent’s 6-09.

Our older U13 Boys were successful in their first round tie against Ballymote/Bunninadden at home on Tuesday evening with a very strong performance in the U13 A Football Championship while our younger boys suffered a one-point defeat away to Shamrock Gaels in their opening round of the C Championship.

Our U19 Men went down to a heavy defeat to Eastern Harps on Wednesday evening in round 3 of the U19 A Football Championship in Monsignor Hynes Park and now travel to Corran Park on Wednesday for round 5 and an encounter with Ballymote/Bunninadden.

The Minor Ladies suffered a home defeat to St Nathy’s on Thursday evening in the Connacht Gold Minor A2 Championship in a high-scoring encounter, final score at Monsignor Hynes Park was 5-17 to 5-05. The girls ere away to Calry/St Joseph’s in the next round on Thursday evening.

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Our older U15 Boys had a convincing win over Tubbercurry/Cloonacool on Thursday evening at home in their round 2 fixture in the U15 A Football Championship while the younger lads received a walkover from Tourlestrane in their round 3 tie in the C Championship.

On Friday evening, our U15 Hurlers played Western Gaels in the first round of the U-15 Hurling Championship, but it wasn’t to be for the lads on the night as they were defeated on a 1-12 to 0-06 score line.

This week’s fixtures

Wednesday

Away - Men’s U19 A Football Champ RD - 5 Vs Ballymote/Bunninadden - 7.00

Thursday

Away - Girls Minor A2 Championship Vs Calry/St Joseph’s - 7.00

Friday

Home - Girls U12 Maurice Conboy Academy of Football Bronze Group 1 Vs Shamrock Gaels - 6.30

Home - Girls U12 Maurice Conboy Academy of Football Silver Group 1 Vs Shamrock Gaels - 7.30

Sunday

Away - Ladies Connacht Gold Junior B Championship RD - 9 Vs St Nathys - 10.30

Good luck to all our teams and management in action during the week.

The club hosted a fantastic Cúl Camp for 2022. Thank you to all the wonderful coaches who made it such a special week for the boys and girls.

Our next Lotto draw will take place on Monday, August 15th. Numbers can be chosen at our Lotto kiosk in Grange, at Grange P.O. or online on our Klubfunder page. Thank you to everyone for your continued support.

ST FARNAN’S

HURLING

Commiserations to Easkey/ St. Farnan’s senior hurlers who lost to Tooreen in the Cuchulainn Cup final on Saturday last by 1-19 to 2-24. A great performance against Connaught intermediate hurling champions. St. Farnan’s players were Shane Molloy, Fionn Connolly, Thomas Cawley, Dónall Hanley, Cormac Hallinan, Sean Hallinan and Adam Kilrehill.

Easkey/St. Farnan’s hurlers are holding a fundraising car wash and cake sale at Feeney’s in Dromore West from 10am on Saturday. All support would be much appreciated.

Easkey/ St. Farnan’s u11 hurlers are heading to play in Croke Park on Tuesday, August 9th. They will play three games in Croke Park and take a guided tour of Croke Park Museum. A terrific opportunity for the players.

On Wednesday the hurlers play Tourlestrane in u7/9/11 games in Easkey at 7pm.

FOOTBALL

It was a good week for underage & senior football in the club.

Following on from the Easkey/St Farnans u17 team victory over Curry in final of the U17B League on Monday last, the underage teams completed a series of victories in their respective games:

U9 and U11 teams won all their games in blitzes with Enniscrone/Kilglass and Coolera/Strandhill

U13 team defeated Easkey in the second round of the U13 championship by 6-09 to 3-07

U15 Easkey/Farnans played Curry in the U15B league and were ahead by 8 points when the game was prematurely ended.

The St Farnans Senior team played out a 0-14 to 0-14 draw with Tourlestrane in the last game of the Fureys Coaches League Division 1. This was the final game of the league and the last Senior home game of the season. Mini games were played by the juvenile boys and girls at half time. Thanks to the Senior players for staying on after the game to kickaround with all the Junior members of the club. Next up for the senior team is opening round of the Homeland Senior Championship against Coolers/Strandhill on Sunday 14th August.

Well done to all players and coaches on a good week on the playing fields for the club.

CúL CAMP:

Cúl Camp takes place this year from August 8th to August 12th in the Community Park. Please book online at https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/

This week’s fixtures:

U7 St Farnans team play St Pats on Wednesday 3rd August at 7pm in Seamie Donegan Memorial Park

U19 Easkey/St Farnans play Coolaney/Mullinabreena on Wednesday 3rd August in Easkey (time to be confirmed)

U13 St Farnans play Coolera/Strandhill on Sunday 7th August at 10.30am in Ransboro Park.

BUNNINADDEN

Fixtures:

Wednesday 3rd U19s play St Molaise Gaels in Ballymote at 7pm

Thursday 4th U13s play Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in Ballymote at 7pm.

Sunday 7th Division 2 League Final against Curry in Markievicz Park at 4pm.

Bunninadden make a return to Division One football for the first time since 2015 following a very close and tense game with Owenmore Gaels on Sunday last. Our lads needed a draw at least to secure the second spot in the table. Down by two points at half time we knew we had a real game on our hands and with just five minutes to go it looked like promotion was going to escape up as we were 3 points down. However, a late rally of points saw us win by two on a score line of 1-16 to 1-14. We now play Curry on Sunday in the League final in Markievicz. Great credit must go to this panel of players for their efforts throughout the league to return us to Senior league. Congrats and well done to the management team who in their two years so far have won back-to-back league promotion and we look forward to the championship campaign.

Well done to our U11s who provided fantastic entertainment at half time in our game on Sunday.

Now that our home games are complete for the year, we wish to say thank you to all our supporters for attending our games. Thanks also to those who provided refreshments, officiated and helped in the running of our games.

U15s recorded a big win away to St Johns last week. Well done to team and management.

ST PATRICK’S

Results

Congrats to our men’s team who gained promotion back to Division 2 with their win over St Molaise Gaels in their final league game on Saturday evening. Final score - St Molaise Gaels: 1-12 - St Patrick’s: 1-15. Team on duty was Cormac Boland, Johnny Higgins, James Kearins, Enda Clarke, Darragh Williams, Joe McMunn, David Giblin, James Clarke, Cathal Finneran, Ciarán Giblin, Pierce Kearins, Tomas McMunn, Ciaran Brady, Padraic Clarke, Paul Boland, Canice Mulligan, Cian Lacken, Donal Brady & Donal Kilcullen. Time, date & venue for our first game in the intermediate championship was announced over the weekend. We travel to Connolly Park, Collooney on Saturday, August 13th to take on Ballymote with 7pm throw in time.

Hard luck to our U-13 lads who lost out to Coolera/Strandhill on Tuesday evening in their first game in the B Championship. A very entertaining game & some fine individual performances on both sides. Team on duty was Enda Kilcullen, Matthew O’Grady, Cian McMunn, Daithí Carney, Sean Kelly, Manus McManus, Jayden Gilgan, Jamie Boland, Diarmuid Clarke, Fiachra Clarke, Evan Barrett O’Neil.

Our U15 boys had mixed fortunes in the C Championship over the last 10 days. On Sunday July 24th they had an emphatic win at home against Coolany/Mullinabreena while on Friday evening they went down to St Mary’s on a final score of St Patrick’s: 3-05 - St Mary’s: 3-12.

Well done to our U14 St Farnans/St Patrick’s girls’ team who had a great win away to St Molaise Gaels on Thursday evening in the B Championship. Final score was St Molaise Gaels: 3-06 - St Patrick’s: 6-09.

Our minor St Patrick’s/St Farnans girls also had a great away win in the championship on Thursday evening against Geevagh. Final score was Geevagh: 3-10 - St Patrick’s/St Farnans: 5-09.

Upcoming fixtures

Thursday, August 4th - U15 Boys C Championship V Shamrock Gaels (A) - 7pm

Thursday, August 4th - Minor Girls B Championship V Eastern Harps (H) - 7pm

Thrift & Drift

Thanks to all who attended and helped out with our Thrift & Drift fundraiser on Saturday in Corhownagh Parish Hall, Ballisodare. The fundraiser was a great success and special thank you to our ladies’ team players who organised and hosted the event on the day.

Sponsorship

Thank you to Bosco and Mary Patricia Kearins from Burke Stairs for sponsoring a new set of away kit shorts & socks for our men’s team.

New Stand Official Opening

We are delighted to be welcoming GAA president Larry McCarthy to the official opening of our new stand in memory of Conor Brady on Saturday September 3rd at 11 o’clock. All club members past, present & friends of the club are welcome on the day. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Joker Jackpot

No outright winner in this week’s Joker Jackpot draw. Card drawn was 2 of spades. Winners in the draw were Oisín Kevany, Phil Boland & Breege Finnerty. Jackpot now stands at €600. Next draw takes place Sunday August 24th. Thank you for your continued support

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or join our St Patricks GAA WhatsApp group for updated fixtures, results & club news. Any items for inclusion in club notes or to be posted on our social media pages can be forwarded by text or WhatsApp to 0877622088.

ENNISCRONE/KILGLASS

Team News:

Our U17 team played their first game of the B Football Championship on Monday evening, 1st August, with an away fixture to Ballymote/Bunninadden.

The U15 team played Eastern Harps in the second round of A Championship on Thursday last, 28th July at home, winning on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-8.

Their next game is on the 11th August.

BUNNINADDEN

The U13 Team played in the first round of B Championship with a game on Tuesday last, 26th July, at home to St. Mary’s. The game finished all square at the final whistle, 1-8 to 1-8. Their next game is on Tuesday 9th August.

Last Saturday, 30th July, the U15 Féile Team held a very productive fundraising car wash at the Hilltop Service Station. They raised over €1000 to help with the club’s Féile expenses. Grateful thanks is extended to Shane Scott and all the management at the Hilltop for the use of their facilities. It is much appreciated. Thanks also to Paul Bourke who co-ordinated the day and all the parents who helped out the players with the washing.

Last week saw another successful Kellogg’s Cúl Camps take place at Quigabar with over 140 young girls and boys taking part in the different games. Thanks to everyone who were involved in the running of the camp and to all the parents who brought their children to and from the grounds.

Blotto Results:

No winner. Numbers drawn; 8, 33, 35. €25 winners were Maurice Sweeney, Michael Coggins Snr, Kenny Tuffy, Sinead Jones. Next week’s jackpot is €6200. Draw takes place in the Ocean Sands on Sunday 7th August.

Tickets can be purchased at lottoraiser.ie/EnniscroneCFC

EASTERN HARPS

Our Senior men had two league games last weekend. They beat Ballymote on a scoreline of 2:10 to 1:09 on Friday and lost to Geevagh on a scoreline of 2:11 to 0:12 on Sunday. That concludes the league for the men, and their next game is their first game in the intermediate championship, where they face St. Molaise Gaels in Kent Park on Saturday, August 20th at 5pm. Our junior men play the Division 4 league final against Curry on Saturday, August 6th at 7pm in Bunninadden Community Park. Our ladies play the league final against Tourlestrane on Sunday at 2pm in Curry. Our U19 boys are away to St. Marys this Wednesday with a time to be confirmed. Our U17 boys are at home to St Molaise Gaels on Monday, August 8th at 8pm. Our U15 boys lost to Enniscrone / Kilglass on a scoreline of 1:12 to 0:08 last Thursday. Katie Hannon, Keash won our weekly 50/50 Draw with a jackpot of €665. Every Monday evening, the draw takes place, and there will be one guaranteed lucky jackpot winner each week. Tickets cost €2 or three tickets for €5 and can be played online via www.lottoraiser.ie/EasternHarps and can also be played by purchasing a ticket in Centra, Gurteen, Drurys, Monasteraden, Roisin Dubh, Gurteen, The May Fly, Ballinafad and Donegans, Gurteen. Gurteen bingo continues this Friday at 8pm with the jackpot at €2,300 in 45 calls or less. The in house lotto jackpot one is €600. Gates and doors will open from 7.15pm and eyes down at 8pm. Please follow instructions from all the stewards. The club would like to wish one of our greatest supporters, Paddy Casey a happy 80th birthday.

CLOONACOOL

The Senior team went down to defeat to Tourlestrane in the final round of Division Three. Final score: Tourlestrane 1-12 Cloonacool 2-5. Team on duty: Joe Neary, Tomas Grismanauskas, Fergus Leonard, Ciaran McIntyre, Padraig Murtagh, Liam Carty, Shane Prendergast, Eoin Carty, Jordan Brennan, Gerard Mullarkey, James Lawrence, Ronan Leonard, Sean Carnahan, Hughie Marren, Aaron Moylan, Kyle Maloney, Jason Brennan, Oisín Hunt, Conor Prendergast, Christopher O’Dowd. Their next game is the first round of the Junior Championship against Owenmore Gaels in Bunninadden on Saturday August 20th at 5pm.

The Tubbercurry/Cloonacool under 13 and under 15 sides lost their second round championship games against St. Molaise Gaels and Curry respectively. The under 13 team play St. Patricks at home in on Tuesday August 2nd at 7pm.

The Tubbercurry/Cloonacool under 19 team play their final group game away to Shamrock Gaels on Wednesday August 3rd at 7.30pm. A win will guarantee us a place in the final.

ST FARNAN’S LADIES

The St. Farnan’s / St. Patrick’s U-12s have got off to a great start in the C’ship. The team are competing in Group 2 in the Bronze section of the Maurice Conboy Academy of Football. Their opening game, away to St. Mary’s, was a closely contested encounter. The Tireragh girls led at the end of each of the first three quarters but a strong finish from the home side saw matters finish all square on a scoreline of seven points each. Their most recent game, also away, was played in Easkey against neighbours, Eoghan Rua. Gregory O’Brien and his management team had only the bare compliment of thirteen players available but despite this the side put in a remarkable performance as the final scoreline of ten points to eight in favour of the visitors suggests. The team set down a marker from the off and were ahead by three scores to one at the end of the first quarter. Things got even better in the second quarter as the side surged into an eight scores to three lead and looked to coasting to the most unlikeliest of victories. But the old enemy rallied in the third quarter and clawed themselves back into the game setting up a grandstand finish in the final quarter as they piled on the pressure in an attempt to get something from the game. The visitors showed enormous character as they held out for a famous victory on a scoreline of ten scores to eight. In between those two exciting clashes the sides game against Tourlestrane didn’t materialise as the South Sligo based club couldn’t field a team.

Following defeat to Curry in their opening C’ship game the U-14 amalgamation have responded in the best possible fashion. An eight point win over Tourlestrane in Round 2 was followed by an emphatic win over Ballisodare in Round 3. Round 4 saw the side make the long trip to Grange to take on Naomh Molaise Gaels. The home side totally dominated the exchanges in the opening half and with a seven point lead at the interval things were looking ominous for the visitors. However the girls from Tireragh looked to be a different side throughout the second period as they powered their way to a twelve point victory.

The U-16s were involved in an almost identical situation in their recent game against Tourlestrane, albeit in their situation the roles were reversed. Our girls were 8 points to the good at the interval but a second half revival from the girls in Green and Gold ended in them taking the spoils with 5 points to spare.

Well done to our own Jacqui Mulligan who was one of the sideline officials for the All-Ireland Junior Final between Antrim and Fermanagh in Croke Park on Sunday last. An exciting contest it proved to be with the sides unable to be separated after sixty minutes so a replay is necessary. The day itself was a huge success once again with three cracking games of football where all the skills of the game were on show.

SHAMROCK GAELS

Well done to all who participated in the Sunrise Walk last Saturday in aid of STOP and a special word of thanks to Marina Swann and the Healthy Club committee and all of the volunteers. You can still donate - link on our Facebook page.

The Senior Div 1 team had a 2-14 to 0-12 win over Calry/St Josephs in the final game of the league and narrowly missed out on a final spot.

The Senior Div 3 team lost to St Michaels in the last round of the league last Saturday. The team was: Ultan McKenna, Shane McCann. Gavin McMorrow, John Craig, Patrick Barrett, Declan Willis, Aaron McKenna, Patrick Kenny, David Barlow, Daire Kearns (0-1), Brian Boyd (0-3), Conor Kearns, Steven Willis, Keith Candon (0-3), Patrick O’Grady (0-1). Subs used: Seamus Hailstones, Joe Quinn (0-1), Frank Quinn (0-1), Eoin O’Connell.

The U19 boys play Tubbercurry/Cloonacool at home on Wednesday at 7.30PM.

The U18 girls got their championship campaign off to a winning start last week with a 2-23 to 2-5 win over Owenmore Gaels. The team was: Casey Wilkinson, Sarah McKeon, Clodagh Costello, Sophie Swann, Ellie Mc Dermott (0-1), Leanne Galvin, Ruby Clark (0-1), Hannah Willis (0-2), Sorcha Mullaney (0-7), Amy Malone (0-4), Aine Cogan (0-2), Orlaith Scanlon (1-3), Jade Mc Morrow (1-0) subs used Meabh Callaghan (0-3).

The U15 boys are at home to St Pats on Thursday at 7.00pm.

The U14 girls lost narrowly to Eastern Harps last Monday and have no game this week.

The U13 Boys A team lost to Eastern Harps on Tuesday last while the C team had a 2-point win over St Molaise Gaels. This week the A team have no game while the C team play Owenmore Gaels away at 6.30pm.

Both U12 girls teams play this Friday away to St Molaise Gaels. Team 2 play at 6.30pm while team 1 play at 7.30pm.

The club wish to express sympathy with the family and relatives of Kevin Reynolds, Castlebaldwin and Oliver Cawley, Drumfin who died last week.

GEEVAGH

Our Senior lads played their eighth and final League game this morning with Eastern Harps providing the opposition. This was a must win game for our lads, they duly obliged by running out victors on a 2.11 to 0.12 final scoreline. This brought the Senior men onto 10 points and depending on how other results went in with a chance of 2nd place on the league and a league final place. However, both Bunninadden and Easkey won their respective games and thus ended our chances of a top two finish.

Their attention now turns to the Intermediate Championship where they are grouped with St Molaise Gaels, Ballymote, Eastern Harps and St Pat’s.

Their first game is in Kent Park on Saturday Aug 13th at 5pm.

Our U.15 GSTM boys continued their winning ways with an away victory over Owenmore Gaels on Thursday last. Played in warm sunshine our lads lead from first whistle to last, this victory leaves them top of the table with their last group game is away to Curry on Thursday Aug 11th.

Our U.13 GSTM boys had a ding dong battle with St John’s in the “A” championship on Monday night last. Played in Stenson Park, this game had everything a championship game should have, our lads had lot of early possession and were unlucky not to be well ahead at the end of the first quarter, with some good John’s goalkeeping and the woodwork keeping the score at 0.04 to 0.03. Both sides swapped points in this exciting game before a John’s goal proved to be the difference in the end. John’s were always a point or two ahead and despite how much our lads tried they couldn’t bridge the gap. A wholehearted display from the boys, they will no doubt be rewarded later in this tough group, they are drawn with Eastern Harps and Shamrock Gaels.

Our GSTM U.17 lads were in Shield Final action against Tourlestrane on Friday evening last. Despite the wet evening this was an entertaining fixture with both sides displaying a high skill set. Tourlestrane started the brighter and with 0.03 to 0.00 ahead before two points from Dara brought the game back to a single score. Our opponents struck for two goals in quick succession and looked like powering on before our lads rallied with two goals of their from Fionn and Dara. The half time score read 2.08 to 2.04 in favour of our opponents.

Tourlestrane were the stronger side on show over the course of the hour and were worthy winners in the end, but to our lads credit they battled away to the final whistle scoring four second half goals but were second best on the night losing by seven points in the end.

Squad on the night:

Oisín Murray, Jake Cawley, Finn Heffernan, Cathal Keaney, Darragh Mastin, Alex Smith, Shane O’Connor, Lee Flanagan (C), Harry Graham, Dara Mostyn (3.04), Jamie Brehony (1.02), Fionn Healy (1.00), Jamie Keady (1.00), Sean Keaney (0.01), Eamonn Devine, James O’Connor Kerins.

Being without four / five regulars this was always going to be an uphill battle.

Thanks to Moran’s in Ballintogher for the food after the game and to the parents who helped with the catering in the Hall. Much appreciated.

Our U.17 lads begin their Championship campaign at home to Castleconnor on Bank Holiday Monday Aug 1st.

Our Minor GSTM Girls were defeated by St Pat’s / St Farnan’s in their opening championship game on Wednesday last.

Membership is now overdue and can be paid using the following link https://bit.ly/377UJm4.

Fixtures for the coming week:

Wednesday ~ U.19 Lads at home to Calry/ St Joseph’s at 7.30pm.

Minor GSTM Girls away to Curry at 7pm

If anyone is interested in becoming involved with the club at any administration or coaching level, contact Teresa on 0871369259.

The Club’s 50/50 draw takes place weekly (Wednesday nights).

Tickets are priced at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Tickets are available to buy on line on the following link. https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2897&intMF_ID=9354#Anchor.

Any items for inclusion in club notes or to be posted on our Facebook page can be forwarded by text, what’s app or messenger to 087 1305671.

Geevagh GAA Club is now on Twitter and Instagram.

TOURLESTRANE

Pride of the parish this week goes to our victorious u17 boys team and managers the 3 wise men Paddy Henry James Curley and Micheál Henry who claimed the BShield final v the amalgamated Geevagh/St Michael’s team in a flurry of goals for both sides last Friday night. A young group of upcoming lads showed great heart and served up a mighty entertaining game across the 60 minutes including a converted penalty for each team by Tom Bailey and Dara Mostyn. They Finished off 10 points clear at the whistle on a score line of 5/16 to 5/6. Thank you to outhouse who came out to light the roads home to the pitch for the delighted team. There was also a great win for our Minor ladies Wednesday in the first game of their championship v Eoghan Rua. Aoibhean Harrington & Holly Surlis made their debut for this team and Siobhan Dolan made a come back with a goal. There was great work across all the positions by the girls . Our Junior men played a “must win to stay up” game at home on Saturday evening in the Division 3 game v Cloonacool. The lads pushed on to secure the win to remain in the division on a score line of 1/12 to 2/5. Sunday our Senior men travelled to St Farnans to play the last game of the league and swapped leads more than once through the game then going down to 14 men with 10 minutes or so remaining finished all level when the final whistle sounded. They play Coolera/Strandhill in the League Final next Saturday evening at 5pm in Markievicz Park. Our Senior ladies play their league final on Sunday at 2pm in Curry . Most underage teams have started their championship campaigns at this stage so best of luck to all teams . The Kilmactigue graveyard mass was held on Friday night last and the rain didn’t dampen atmosphere and a lovely night was had remembering lost loved ones from the parish. Congratulations and best wishes to Maureen and Brendan Walsh and family and all their staff on the opening of Walshs Village Inn in Tourlestrane. It’s wonderful to have a place to gather once again in the area and get back to a normal so we wish them every success. Welcome home to all those visiting home at this time. Sympathy is extended to the Cunney Family Lough Talt on the sad passing of Geraldine. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.


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