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League which will start in Septem­ber. Our next Club Lotto Draw takes place on Mon­day Septem­ber 11th. Thanks to ev­ery­one in our Com­mu­nity for the con­tin­ued gen­er­ous sup­port that the club re­ceives for this crit­i­cal fundraiser. Con­grat­u­la­tions from all in St Mo­laise Gaels GAA Club to Mona McSharry Barnes Grange on her bril­liant World Ju­nior Swim­ming cham­pi­onship suc­cess in the USA last week. The Club ex­tends our deep­est sym­pa­thies to wife Olive and Car­way fam­ily Ballintem­ple on the sad pass­ing of Sea­mus Car­way at the week­end at such a young age. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam. DRUM­CLIFFE/ ROSSES POINT IT was a week to re­mem­ber for two of our U12 foot­ball teams. The boys Di­vi­sion 1 side lifted the shield ti­tle in style on Fri­day even­ing at Scar­den with a 0- 18 to 0- 9 win over Ballymote/ Bun­ni­nad­den in the fi­nal. It was a ter­rific team dis­play, par­tic­u­larly in the clos­ing quar­ter, which se­cured the win. Con­grats to all the play­ers and man­age­ment mem­bers in­volved. Play­ers: Brian Gil­martin, Don­n­chadh O’Brien, Fionn McNulty, Dy­lan McGee, Joe Camp­bell, Rían O’Cal­laghan, Conor Gillen, Pa­trick Phe­lan ( Capt), Matthew Percy, Sean Fehrmann, Mark McDer­mott, Diar­muid Dun­leavy, Michael Car­roll, Jake Cham­bers, Sean McCabe, Dar­ragh O’Fla­herty. Man­age­ment team: Rowan O’Cal­laghan, De­clan Car­roll, Des McGee, De­clan O’Brien and Paul McDon­agh. The U12 girls are through to the ‘ A’ cham­pi­onship fi­nal af­ter a com­pre­hen­sive win over Tourlestrane at Ox­field the same even­ing. CT Gaels will be our op­po­nents in the county fi­nal which is sched­uled for Septem­ber 9th. Again, this was an­other im­pres­sive team per­for­mance. Our thanks to Jimmy Smith and Des Henry for their help and as­sis­tance last Fri­day. We wish the team, which is man­aged by Trevor Fer­gu­son and Frank Moy­lan, every suc­cess in next month’s de­cider. Our ju­nior footballers shrugged off any ‘ ef­fects’ of last Satur­day’s War­riors Run and sub­se­quent late night/ early morn­ing ‘ May­weather- McGre­gor’ TV view­ing to record an em­phatic 3- 15 to 1- 8 suc­cess over Cool­era/ Strand­hill in the cham­pi­onship on Sun­day at Ox­field. Eoin Gaughan scored 1- 12 of the DRP to­tal and the win en­sures that we top Group 2 and qual­ify for the county semi- finals. Good luck to Rachel Mon­aghan, Michelle McNa­mara, Sinéad Re­gan, Ais­ling Ew­ing and the Sligo ladies team who play Ty­rone this Satur­day af­ter­noon in the All- Ire­land in­ter­me­di­ate semi- fi­nal at Kingspan Br­effni Park. Throw- in is at 3pm and the match is live on TG4. A re­minder too that our ladies in­ter­me­di­ate team play St Mary’s in the 2017 Con­nacht Gold In­ter­me­di­ate Cham­pi­onship fi­nal on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16th in Markievicz Park at 2pm. Save the date as we want as much club sup­port as pos­si­ble for the girls that day. The girls U14 footballers play St Mary’s at Ox­field in the cham­pi­onship this Mon­day even­ing at 7pm. Our boys U12 di­vi­sion 3 team play St Mary’s at Markievicz Park on Tues­day even­ing at 7pm in a cup play- off at 7: 15pm. Ox­field holds a girls U10 foot­ball blitz the same even­ing, start­ing at 7pm. Play­ers are asked to as­sem­ble by 6: 45pm GAA nurs­ery coach­ing for our young footballers aged 6- 10 has re­sumed on Satur­day morn­ings at Ox­field. U6 coach­ing starts at 9: 45am sharp. U8 & U10 at 10: 30am. New play­ers are al­ways very wel­come. An U9 fun league will take place across Sligo at var­i­ous venues dur­ing the months of Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber. Club play­ers born in 2009 will rep­re­sent DRP in this fun com­pe­ti­tion. The first se­ries of games will take place on Septem­ber 6th in Scar­den. More de­tails next week.

The club will be host­ing ‘ Strictly Come Dancing’ on 17th Novem­ber in the Clay­ton Ho­tel – this will be a ma­jor fundrais­ing event for the up­keep and main­te­nance of Coola and also the gaelic pitch in River­stown Park – please sup­port.

The In­ter­me­di­ate team take on Castle­con­nor next Satur­day at 6.30PM in the fi­nal group game of the Cham­pi­onship. The Ju­nior team drew 1- 5 to 0- 8 to St Marys in the Cham­pi­onship last Sun­day. This was a game we should have won hav­ing reg­is­ter­ing 17 wides. We were be­hind for most of the game be­fore a sec­ond half Brian Boyd goal put us two points up only for Mary’s to equalise in the clos­ing min­utes. The team was: Rickie Johnston, Diar­muid Jinks, Gavin McMor­row ( 0- 1), Daniel Mur­phy, Alan Kelly, Liam Tuohy, Rob­bie Johnston, Eoin Car­roll, Cian McDer­mott, Luke Flynn, Johnny Kenny, Mark Kearns, Steven Wil­lis ( 0- 1), Eoin McDer­mott, Karl McKenna. Subs: Brian Boyd ( 1- 3) for E McDer­mott, Pa­trick O’Grady for S Wil­lis, Ben Tuohy for C McDer­mott, Marc Kee­gan for L Flynn. Wel­come back to Brian Boyd, Pa­trick O’Grady and Marc Kee­gan - good to see you back in the Gaels colours. The Mi­nor boys lost to St Maloise Gaels last week and now take on Tourlestrane on 15th Septem­ber in the fi­nal round. The U18 girls play Owen­more Gaels this Mon­day in the fi­nal of The B Cham­pi­onship in Cloona­cool at 6.30PM. The U16 boys lost to Castle­con­nor last week and now con­test the shield semi- fi­nal while the U16 girls are away to East­ern Harps this Thurs­day at 6.45PM. The U14 boys play Tub­ber­curry this Fri­day in Coola at 6.30PM while the U14 girls play Tourlestrane this Fri­day in River­stown Park at 6.45PM. The U12 Boys Div 3 team lost 12- 11 to St Johns in play­off last Satur­day in a very ex­cit­ing game in Scar­den. The U12 boys Di­vi­sion 1 team play St Mary’s in the Cup fi­nal on Tues­day at 6.00PM in Markievicz Park - please come out and sup­port. There is a level 1 strength and con­di­tion­ing course coming up in Septem­ber. If any coach work­ing with club teams is in­ter­ested and have com­pleted award 1 please con­tact Mark Tuohy on 087 9834083. There was no win­ner of the lotto jack­pot with the num­bers drawn 8, 21, 23, 29. Hilary Lyons was a match 3 win­ner. The next draw will be on 9th Sept in Sean Macs with the jack­pot at € 1,900. The win­ners of the monthly club draw were Viv­ion Boyd, Teresa Henry and Donie McDer­mott.

The club will be hold­ing a club forum on Fri­day 8th Sept at 8PM in Coola - all wel­come. The GM4O held a blitz in Coola last Sun­day - thanks to all the teams that par­tic­i­pated. The club wish to ex­press sym­pa­thy with the fam­ily and rel­a­tives of John Bre­heny, Ross, River­stown who died last week.

ST PA­TRICK’S

OX Moun­tain Chal­lenge St Pats are to de­lighted to an­nounce the in­au­gu­ral Ox Moun­tain Chal­lenge on 7th of Oc­to­ber 2017. Full de­tails are avail­able on the Ox Moun­tain Chal­lenge face­book. Joker Jack­pot. St Pats Joker Jack­pot now stands @ € 3800 as there was no win­ner in the lat­est draw. Next draw takes place on Satur­day next Septem­ber 2nd @ 10pm in Rafters Bar. Tick­ets avail­able from all usual out­lets. Thank for your con­tin­ued sup­port. Best Wishes All the best to Emma & Leah and all in­volved with Sligo Ladies on the semi fi­nal against Ty­rone on Satur­day next Septem­ber 2nd @ 3pm in Br­effni Park Ca­van. Se­nior Team News St Pats play St Johns in the Cham­pi­onship on Satur­day next Septem­ber 2nd @ 6.30pm in Markievicz Park, Please sup­port. Mi­nor Team News St Pats Mi­nors play hosts to Cool­era on Thurs­day next August 31st @ 7pm. U16’ s Team News St Pats / St Far­nans U16’ s have qual­i­fied for the knock out stages of the cham­pi­onship with vic­tory over Cool­era. De­tails to fol­low. U 14’ s Team News St Pats/ St Far­nans U14’ s play away against Tourlestrane on Fri­day next Septem­ber 1st @ 6.30pm. U 12’ s Team News. St Pats U12’ s will play Tourlestrane in the league play­off on Wed­nes­day next August 30th @ 7pm. in Markievicz Park.

ST MICHAEL’S

THE In­ter­me­di­ate team play Bun­ni­nad­dean on Satur­day even­ing next in the Cham­pi­onship venue is Ballymote, all play­ers are asked to at­tend train­ing at usual time dur­ing the week. The club would like to wish the Sligo Ladies team the best of luck for their match in Kingspan park next Satur­day, es­pe­cially our club rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Lau­ren Boles, Elisha Codd, and Grainne O’Lough­lin. St Michaels/ Gee­vagh Mi­nor team beat St. John’s in round 2 of cham­pi­onship 3- 18 to 2- 8, team: Ayr­ton Glee­son, James con­lon, Ed­die Far­rell, Conor Feeney ( 0- 1), david cur­ran, Niall Mullen, Conor Lavin ( 0- 1), Eoin Cullen ( 1- 1), eoin hes­lin, De­clan cun­nane ( 0- 2), Daniel Devine, Ryan Walsh ( 1- 11), Karl Jen­nings ( 1- 1). Subs used Ea­monn Keav­eney, cian Mc­Gowan ( 0- 1), subs Conor Whele­han, Sean Caulfield, jack Clerkin, tj Davey, Aaron Mul­vey. The Lotto fi­nally went this week with the € 10,000 prize go­ing to Shauna Kelly Ballintogher, the club wish to ex­press con­grat­u­la­tions to Shauna on her win and hope she will have fun spend­ing it. The win­ning num­bers were 7, 14, 15, 24. Next weeks Jack­pot now stands at € 3,600. We would like to thank ev­ery­one for their con­tin­ued sup­port. The draw next week will take place in the In­nish­free Bar Ballintogher. OUR in­ter­me­di­ate team play Tourlestrane in the Ab­bott Cup on Fri­day even­ing at 9pm un­der lights in Tourlestrane. The En­nis­crone- Kil­glass/ Easkey mi­nor team lost out to East­ern Harps last Thurs­day even­ing in the ‘ A’ Cham­pi­onship, 0- 16 to 1- 7. With the squad se­verely de­pleted due to in­juries, this was a gal­lant ef­fort but ul­ti­mately the bet­ter team won out. There is a break now un­til the fi­nal group game against Tub­ber­curry/ Cloona­cool on Septem­ber 15th. Our U- 14s play Cool­era/ Strand­hill on Thurs­day even­ing at 7pm in the Di­vi­sion Two shield com­pe­ti­tion. Our U- 12 boys suf­fered de­feat at the fi­nal hur­dle when they lost out to Curry in the Di­vi­sion Two fi­nal last Fri­day even­ing at Scar­den, 0- 13 to 0- 6. This was a very dis­ap­point­ing end to what has been a fan­tas­tic year for the lads, but they were de­feated by an im­pres­sive Curry side on the night. Nonethe­less, the team per­formed very well through­out the year win­ning all games on route to the fi­nal and they most def­i­nitely have a promis­ing fu­ture ahead of them in black and am­ber. Thanks to all play­ers, coaches and par­ents for their ef­forts through­out the year. The panel mem­bers were: Finn Con­way, Fionn Far­rell, Ethan Car­den , Lor­can Gre­gory, Cor­mac O’Mal­ley, Oisin Arthur, Oisin Fin­nerty, Eoin Tuffy, Tommy Quinn, Jor­dan Stevens, Aaron Burke, Dar­ragh Harte, Dar­ragh Mul­rooney, Adam Kerins, Pearse Sheri­dan, Dar­ragh Long, Aod­han Forde, Niall Duffy, Neil Kelly, Ryan O’Don­nell, Cian Duffy, Oran Hughes, Ed­win Rol­ston, Eoin Fin­nerty, Kee­lan Lavelle, Joseph O’Kane. Man­age­ment: Paul Bourke, Fran­cie Gal­lagher, Ea­monn Har­nett, Carmel Nolan, Ea­mon O’Mal­ley. An ex­tra ten blocks and bricks have been re­leased due to the enor­mous de­mand for spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties for our in­door as­tro turf com­plex. You can find all the de­tails on our web­site, or con­tact any com­mit­tee mem­ber. Thanks to ev­ery­one for the su­perb sup­port. The blotto jack­pot is now at its high­est ever fig­ure of € 10700. It con­tin­ues every Satur­day night – make sure you’re in the draw. If you’re not in, you can’t win!

CLOONA­COOL

OUR se­nior team had a good win over St. Johns in the Ju­nior A cham­pi­onship. A high in­ten­sity open­ing along with three goals from the Bren­nan brothers en­abled a com­fort­able win. We are now in a draw for ei­ther a semi- fi­nal or quar­ter- fi­nal po­si­tion. Cloona­cool/ Tub­ber­curry U12’ s bat­tled hard but ul­ti­mately lost out to a good Owen­more Gaels out­fit in an U12 play­off. Our U8’ s and U10’ s are in ac­tion on Wed­nes­day away to Bun­nanad­den. Cloona­cool an­nual Sports Day will take place in the next 3 weeks. Date to be con­firmed later.

CALRY/ ST JOSEPH’S

THE se­nior foot­ball team put in a tremen­dous dis­play of power, ac­cu­racy and de­ter­mi­na­tion in Markievicz Park last week as they over­came a re­silient and com­mit­ted Naomh Mo­laise Gaels in the sec­ond round of the Bell­fry Se­nior Cham­pi­onship. The game started at a hec­tic pace and both teams gave as good as they got, as every ball was bat­tled for with fe­roc­ity and ded­i­ca­tion. The game had all the in­gre­di­ents of what makes gaelic foot­ball great, high field­ing, ex­quis­ite scores, great tack­ling and block­ing, and thrilling and in­ci­sive sup­port play. Our team were ahead at the fi­nal whis­tle on a score of Naomh Mo­laise Gaels 1— 13 to Calry St Josephs 3— 13. Team on duty:- A De­vaney, B Shan­non, A Cum­mins, D Ke­own, C Sten­son, E Ni­chol­son, B Cox, D O Boyle, B O Boyle , C Mc Gov­ern, D Cum­mins, D O Brien, B Mc Gov­ern, C Grif­fin, P Her­aghty, Subs M Gil­martin, C Tuohy, G Golden, J Bal­lan­tine and D Flynn. The team have now qual­i­fied for the quar­ter finals of the se­nior ch/ ip and next game up is a group game against Cool­era/ Strand­hill in three weeks. Train­ing con­tin­ues on Tues and Thurs at 7.30pm. Well done to the Ju­nior team who had a good cham­pi­onship win on Sun­day even­ing. Wed­nes­day was a proud day for the Club as our girls U/ 13 De­vel­op­ment squad rep­re­sented Ire­land in an “In­ter­na­tional Com­pro­mise Rules” game against a Span­ish se­lec­tion. Cap­tained by Kate Moyles, the girls fought hard for every ball and led hand­somely af­ter the 2nd quar­ter. The Spa­niards came to terms with the sys­tem and fought their way back into the game in the 3rd “Cham­pi­onship Quar­ter”, but our girls held up in the last quar­ter and although outscored, they had enough of a cush­ion to hold on for vic­tory. Thanks to Michelle Tier­nan for set­ting the game up. Un­der­age train­ing con­tin­ues every Satur­day morn­ing at Hazel­wood. There will be an ur­gent meet­ing in club­house at 8.30 on next Wed­nes­day of all man­agers and club mem­bers to dis­cuss plans to re­store pitch to an ac­cept­able play­ing level for fu­ture us­age. Also thanks to the col­lec­tors on Flag Day for their time. Club Lotto draw re­sults:Jack­pot € 6,100, num­bers drawn 3, 14, 26, 29 and no win­ner. No match three num­bers, Pro­mot­ers prize win­ner Tim Hynes, Calry. Hearti­est con­grat­u­la­tions to club stal­wart Padraic Kelly who got mar­ried in Canada last week. We wish the new Mr and Mrs Kelly the very best of luck and hap­pi­ness in their new life to­gether.

BUN­NI­NAD­DEN

HARD luck to the U12 team who were beaten in the fi­nal of the Shield last Fri­day even­ing in Scar­den. It started well play­ing with the wind in the first half go­ing into a 5 point lead to 3. At half time they led by 7 points to 5. Drum­cliffe were get­ting a head of steam and at the end of the 3rd quar­ter the score was 9 points all. In the last quar­ter the fit­ness of Drum­cliffe showed through and the scored a few good points with­out re­play. A very en­ter­tain­ing game and well done to Drum­cliffe. U14 meet St. Mary’s in the semi fi­nal of the cham­pi­onship on Fri­day next 1st Septem­ber in Bun­nanad­den Com­mu­nity Park. This is a re­peat of the league fi­nal when th­ese teams met be­fore and Bun­nanad­den/ Ballymote came out vic­to­ri­ous. Please come out and sup­port this tal­ented hard work­ing team. Bun­nanad­den se­niors lost out to Sham­rock Gaels in round 2 of the In­ter­me­di­ate Cham­pi­onship on Satur­day even­ing last the 19th August. A score of 1: 16 to 0: 12. De­spite the weather con­di­tions the club held a very suc­cess­ful skills school last week all chil­dren had a great time. Thanks to our coach­ing of­fi­cer Paul Keirns for help­ing out for the three days, also to Siobhan Doddy, Eileen Gal­lagher and Louise Kil­lo­ran. Thanks also to Sylvester McGuire and his coaches for their ex­cel­lent work with the chil­dren. The club and mi­nor team would like to send it’s best wishes and a speedy re­cov­ery to Cian Brett who sus­tained an in­jury last week, look­ing for­ward to see­ing him on the field of play soon.

Tara Casserly, Scoil Naomh Mo­laise, Grange, rep­re­sent­ing Mayo, dur­ing the INTO Cu­mann na mBun­scol GAA Re­spect Ex­hi­bi­tion Go Games at half time of the GAA Foot­ball All- Ire­land Se­nior Cham­pi­onship Semi- Fi­nal in Croke Park. Pic: Stephen McCarthy/ SPORTSFILE.

Emma Kearns, Aoife Gorm­ley, and Kayleigh Kil­lo­ran at the Bun­ni­nad­den Sum­mer Camp.

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