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