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Our se­nior foot­ball teams quar­ter fi­nal championship game against Tourlestrane was post­poned as a mark of re­spect to the Mar­ren ( Tourlestrane )and Davey ((Curry) fam­i­lies af­ter the tragic death of Mairead Davey. We ex­tend our sin­cere sym­pa­thies to the Davey and Mar­ren fam­i­lies at this very sad time. This game will be played next week­end and train­ing con­tin­ues on Tues and Thurs at 7.00pm.

Well done to our se­nior hurlers who had a great vic­tory over Cool­era Strand­hill in the championship semi-fi­nal on a score­line of 1-10 to 0-9. Con­di­tions were tough for both sides but it didn’t stop our sup­port­ers from com­ing out in force to cheers us on.

Our un­der eights played an ex­cel­lent game against Drom­a­hair at our Ballinode pitch on Satur­day last. Well done to all the players on a fan­tas­tic dis­play and in par­tic­u­lar to our younger players who shone brightly in their first game for the Club. A very special thank you to Drom­a­hair who trav­elled for the game. Un­for­tu­nately our u/9 and u/11 games were can­celled again last Wed­nes­day as a re­sult of in­ces­sant rain. We hope to get our cam­paign back on track this Wed­nes­day with a game against St Johns in Scar­den at 7pm .

The un­der age girls from the club had a fan­tas­tic day out at Croke Park for the Ladies all Ire­land Fi­nal on Sun­day last. A very special thank you to the or­gan­is­ers and to the par­ents who trav­elled to help make this trip such a suc­cess .

Club Lotto draw re­sults:- Jack­pot €6,200, num­bers drawn 2, 10, 13, 15 and no win­ner. One match three win­ner- Mar­ian Early, Bridge St, Sligo, Pro­mot­ers prize win­ner Gerry Tuohy, Calry. Next draw is on this Wed 11th Sept with a Jack­pot of €6,250.

CLOONACOOL

OUR Ju­nior squad con­tinue to pre­pare for the championship semi-fi­nal which has been de­layed in­def­i­nitely due to cir­cum­stances be­yond our con­trol. Train­ing con­tin­ues at the usual times and chal­lenge games are be­ing or­gan­ised to keep the players up to speed. We had a very good work­out against Kil­movee Sham­rocks away on Satur­day evening last. THE Cloonacool/Tub­ber­curry U/13 team will play away to Eastern Harps on Tues­day evening next 26th Septem­ber at 6pm. THE mi­nors will play Shamrock Gaels in Shamrock Gaels park on Fri­day evening next at 6pm in the championship semi-fi­nal. THE best of luck to all teams par­tic­i­pat­ing in the knock­out stages of the championship dur­ing the com­ing weeks. CON­GRATS to for­mer player David Leonard and Laura Jane Ma­hony who cel­e­brated their wed­ding in Dublin re­cently. SYM­PA­THY is ex­tended to the Bren­nan fam­ily Car­rane, and the Bren­nan and Davey fam­i­lies Tub­ber­curry on their re­cent be­reave­ments.

COL­LOONEY HAND­BALL

UN­DER­AGE coach­ing in Col- looney this Satur­day at 11am ,all wel­come.

WELL done to Kar­ley Cooney , Castle­con­nor who won the Con­naught u 12 sin­gles in Moy­cullen last Satur­day. The 60 x 30 sea­son for un­der­age is draw­ing to a close and will also fin­ish soon in all adult grades.

BINGO next Thurs­day at 9 p.m , the jack­pot is €5,000 in 42 num­bers , please come early. FOL­LOW us on face­book @ Col­looney Hand­ball Club.

COOLANEY/MUL­LINABREENA

THE Monthly meet­ing will take place on Tues­day 3rd Oc­to­ber at 9pm, in St. Nathy’s Hall. The Mi­nor team had a com­fort­able 1-27 to 0-8 win over St.Pa­trick’s on Fri­day evening to reach the Championship fi­nal. Our U.16 team play Drum­cliffe / Rosses point on Sun­day next in Nace o Dowd park in the championship semi fi­nal. The U.13 team play Tourlestrane on Tues­day evening at 6pm, in Nace O ‘ Dowd park.The Se­nior team were de­feated by St.Mary’s in the championship quar­ter fi­nal on Sun­day, the fi­nal score was 3-15 to 1-9. Our Club is de­lighted to an­nounce that we will host a fundrais­ing Rock gig fea­tur­ing Shane McGowan, Seamie O Dowd and Kieran Quinn on Fri­day 27th Oc­to­ber in St Bridgid’s Hall, Tub­ber­curry.This prom­ises to be a great night. More de­tails later. Any­one in­ter­ested in spon­sor­ing a sign in Nace O Dowd park, can con­tact se­cre­tray.coolaney­mul­linabreena. sligo@gaa.ie there has been very pos­i­tive interest so far.

COOL­ERA STRAND­HILL

THE lotto num­bers drawn on Mon­day Mon­day Sept. 18th were 3, 4, 14 and 21. There was no win­ner of the €3500 jack­pot. There were no Match 3 win­ners ei­ther. Lotto tick­ets are avail­able from Keane’s Supermarket, Bree’s Bar, Mar­garet’s Café and also from Joe Gildea. The draw takes place ev­ery Mon­day in the club­house. The new jack­pot is €3600.

IN their first year back in the adult com­pe­ti­tions since 2006, our ju­nior ladies took to the field in Markievicz Pk on Sept. 16th to play Curry in the championship fi­nal. Lead­ing 1-07 to 0-01 at half time, the girls had to weather a very strong rally from a de­ter­mined Curry side that nar­rowed the gap to just two points be­fore a Mead­hbh Ken­neally penalty set­tled the nerves. On full-time the team of 2017 had em­u­lated the team of 2006 with a 2-13 to 3-04 vic­tory. Con­grats ladies and man­age­ment. They now go on to rep­re­sent Sligo in the Con­nacht semi-fi­nal where they will face the Gal­way cham­pi­ons.

WELL done to our un­der 9 boys who made it two wins from two in the City League with vic­tory over St. Mary’s.

THE un­der 16 girls fin­ished their championship cam­paign with a com­pre­hen­sive win over St. Michael’s. Hav­ing started well, the girls ran up a very healthy 4-11 to 0-02 first half lead, the goals com­ing from Ais­linn Doggett (2-00), Ellen Prior and Eva Schoen. Eva would end up as top scorer with 1-06 to her name be­fore the end. The sec­ond half saw an in­creased in­ten­sity from the vis­i­tors, but the girls kept the score­board tick­ing over and would even­tu­ally win 5-17 to 0-05. It was a nice way to end the cam­paign, and just re­wards for the ef­forts and progress made by the girls all year. There were fine in­di­vid­ual dis­plays in a great team per­for­mance, no­tably from Roisín Heneghan, Éilis Burke and Danika Ker­ri­gan in at­tack, while the de­fence was well led by Eimear Cal­laghan, Ellen Given, Holly Gil­li­gan and Caoimhe O’ Sul­li­van. Sarah Lind­say made the most of her move out of goals at half time to score two well taken points. Team; Sarah Lind­say (0-02), Holly Gil­li­gan, Caoimhe O’ Sul­li­van, Ellen Given, Grace Mol­loy, Eimear Cal­laghan, Gráinne Red­mond, Cliodhna O’ Sul­li­van, Ais­linn Doggett (2-01), Ellen Prior (1-01), Éilis Burke (1-01), Roisín Heneghan (0-03), Amy Hampson (0-02), Eva Schoen (1-06), Danika Ker­ri­gan, Ruth Con­lon Oates, Na­dine Deer­ing.

OUR u13 Feile team had their first out­ing against near neigh­bours St Marys on a per­fect evening for foot­ball on Tues­day in Rans­boro. Cool­era/Strand­hill won the throw in and were quickly off the mark with a Mark McDaniel point af­ter fine link up play with Luke McTer­nan. The Breeogue na­tive was to add eight more points in a fine in­di­vid­ual dis­play. Don­nacha Beirne found the net and tagged on a point be­fore the break to leave the home side with the ad­van­tage at the break.

CIARAN Lan­gan goaled early in the first half as did Thomas Lee. Ben Caw­ley then popped over a point and an up­set looked on the cards for the home side. Ross Do­herty was eas­ily man of the match with and out­stand­ing dis­play closely fol­lowed by Rory Ki­nane and Jamie Walsh (who had ear­lier in the day helped Sum­mer­hill Col­lege First Year hurl­ing team to vic­tory). Sergei Don­ahue and Jakub Kra­jluski also caught the eye with fine per­for­mances How­ever a cou­ple of late goals by St Marys was to prove our un­do­ing and a fi­nal score of 3-12 to 7-04, in fad­ing light, gave brag­ging rights to the town side. COOL­ERA - Strand­hill GAA Club, Rans­boro, wish to ap­point a person for gen­eral main­te­nance du­ties un­der the TUS Scheme. For in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing eli­gi­bil­ity re­quire­ments, please con­tact Ger­ard Mul­laney, Tus Pro­gramme Su­per­vi­sor, Sligo Leader at mul­laneyger­ard@eir­com.net or al­ter­na­tively, by mobile at 086/8221995.

OUR mi­nor boys play St. Far­nan’s in the championship semi fi­nal on Fri­day evening in Sligo Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence, Scar­den. Throw-in is at 7.15. We wish Gary, Conor and the boys well. They would ap­pre­ci­ate your sup­port. THE un­der 14 girls play St. Nathy’s in the championship fi­nal on Satur­day (Sept 30th) in Kent Park. Throw-in is at 1.30. Hav­ing had a slow start to the year with some in­dif­fer­ent re­sults in the league, the girls have gone on an un­beaten run of late and head into this fi­nal un­de­feated in the championship. They face a St. Nathy’s team that is also un­de­feated so a tight af­fair is in prospect. All sup­port would OUR Clothes Re­cy­cling Col­lec­tion Day takes place the Satur­day 30th from 10am to 2pm. If you have un­wanted cloth­ing items, we will gladly take them off your hands. We have two col­lec­tion points (Rosses Point & Ox­field) for your un­wanted cloth­ing/bed linen etc. Sim­ply drop off your items at ei­ther: The Prom­e­nade Car Park op­po­site Harry’s Bar in Rosses Point, or at Ox­field Cen­tre be­tween the hours of 10am and 2pm this Satur­day. For more event info, con­tact Ai­dan O’Reilly on 0879785311.

OUR se­nior men’s foot­ballers snatched de­feat from the jaws of vic­tory in their championship rel­e­ga­tion semi-fi­nal last Satur­day evening at Markievicz Park. Hav­ing led by 10 points at one stage, we sub­se­quently lost our way as op­po­nents St Molaise Gaels staged a strong sec­ond-half come­back to even­tu­ally beat us by 2-14 to 1-12. While the wind was a fac­tor, the man­ner of de­feat was dis­ap­point­ing. We now face Curry in the rel­e­ga­tion play-off fi­nal - a must-win match if we want to pre­serve our se­nior championship sta­tus for 2018.

NEXT up: It’s the turn of the ju­nior men’s foot­ballers who play Calry/ Joseph’s in the ‘B’ championship semi-fi­nal this week­end. Date and venue had still to con­firmed at the time of writ­ing.

BIG con­grat­u­la­tions to the Ben­bul­ben Gaels U14 hurlers who made it a trio of League, Féile and Championship ti­tles in 2017, by win­ning the Championship fi­nal last Thurs­day evening with a 6-7 to 1-4 win against Tourlestrane. The foun­da­tion for the win was set in the first half when they scored 6-5 and only con­ceded 0-2. A num­ber of the players will line out for the U16 in the shield fi­nal in Scar­den on Mon­day against the same op­po­si­tion when the team will try to cap­ture an U16 ti­tle for the first time

THE win was a per­sonal tri­umph for Ciarán O’Reilly who has now cap­tained the clubs U14 hurlers AND foot­ballers to sil­ver­ware this sea­son.

OUR boys U13 foot­ballers have played two matches in the Féile ‘A’ league beat­ing Shamrock Gaels (away) in their open­ing match, but los­ing to Castle­con­nor on Sun­day at Ox­field.

OUR club meet­ing for Septem­ber makes place this Mon­day night (25th) in Ox­field at 9pm. OUR ladies mi­nor foot­ballers play their travel to Tourlestrane on Fri­day evening for their ‘A’ championship semi-fi­nal at 7pm. The win­ners will meet Eastern Harps in the county fi­nal.

THE boys U16 foot­ballers play their County ‘B’ championship semi-fi­nal against Coolaney/ Mul­linabreena at Nace O’Dowd Park in Achonry this Sun­day at 12pm. The team se­cured their place in the last four thanks to two impressive vic­to­ries in the space of 48 hours last week - firstly beat­ing St Mary’s on Mon­day evening in Scar­den, and fol­low­ing that up two days later with a fine a win against Tourlestrane. CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to our for­mer club player Brian McA­teer who helped Dunedin Con­nollys GAA club in Ed­in­burgh to lift the Scot­tish se­nior foot­ball championship ti­tle af­ter an ex­tra-time win over Glas­gow Gaels at the week­end. Dunedin reached the All-Ire­land ju­nior club semi-fi­nals last sea­son. THE U9 and U11 ur­ban leagues con­tinue this Wed­nes­day evening when we play St Mary’s in Scar­den at 6.30pm. REGIS­TRA­TION for Drum­cliffe Hand­ball club takes place on Satur­day week, Oc­to­ber 7th in Ox­field from 9:30am.

EASTERN HARPS

IT was a great week on the pitch last week­end. On Fri­day our Mi­nor Boys beat St. Molaise Gael’s on a score­line of 19 points to 9. A huge will­ing­ness to work for each other was the key to their suc­cess in which the scor­ing was shared by no less than 9 players. Credit to the volunteers who spent most of Fri­day working on the pitch to en­sure the pitch was playable. On Satur­day our Ju­nior A team re­tained their championship sta­tus by beat­ing St. Johns in the rel­e­ga­tion play­off. On Sun­day our se­nior men beat Cool­era/Strand­hill on a score line of 1:12 to 0:11 in the championship quar­ter fi­nal. Martin Do­herty got a cru­cial goal in the sec­ond half which paved the way for vic­tory which now sees us play St. Marys this week­end in the semi fi­nal. More de­tails on time and venue will be known dur­ing the week. Due to the con­tin­u­a­tion of the poor weather the pitch re­mains closed for all train­ing. The U.13 team had a great win when beat­ing St.Johns on a score­line of 6.09 to 6.06. This was played in Car­rowroe as our pitch was un­playable.

EN­NIS­CRONE/ KILGLASS

THE ex­tremely pop­u­lar En­nis­crone Surf and Turf fun run is back for 2017 on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 28th with a start time of 12pm. This has been a superb event in re­cent years and prom­ises to be big­ger and bet­ter again this Oc­to­ber. We will once again have two cour­ses avail­able – a 3k for U-16s and 5k for 16 and above. As al­ways there will be plenty of fun and chal­leng­ing ob­sta­cles to keep our par­tic­i­pants on their toes! We look for­ward to the event once again this year; for fur­ther de­tails keep an eye on the En­nis­crone Surf and Turf Face­book page.

OUR in­ter­me­di­ate team are sched­uled to play Eastern Harps in the semi-fi­nal of the Ab­bott Cup next week­end. Time, date and venue are to be con­firmed dur­ing the week.

THE year ended for the En­nis­crone/Kilglass-Easkey mi­nor team last Fri­day night when they were com­pre­hen­sively beaten by Tourlestrane and knocked out of the A championship. It was a dis­ap­point­ing end to a frus­trat­ing year, where injuries had a ma­jor im­pact on the team’s chances of re­tain­ing their county ti­tle. Thanks to all the players, par­ents and man­age­ment for their ef­forts through­out the year.

OUR U-13 team play St Pa­trick’s on Tues­day evening in the Feile com­pe­ti­tion at 6pm in Dro­mard. A win will en­sure their pro­gres­sion as group win­ners.

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, now €11500. It con­tin­ues ev­ery Satur­day night – make sure you’re in the draw. If you’re not in, you can’t win!

OWENMORE GAELS

MAS­SIVE con­grat­u­la­tions to the U14 boys af­ter they claimed the B Championship against Calry/St. Josephs in Scar­den last Tues­day. In what was a mag­nif­i­cent game of free-flow­ing foot­ball thee lads proved their strength and claimed the ti­tle by two points. A full match re­port can be seen on the club web­site or Face­book page. THE U13 boys con­tin­ued their impressive start to the U13 B Féile com­pe­ti­tion as they had a com­pre­hen­sive 11-12 to 6-8 vic­tory over Calry/St. Josephs on Sun­day morn­ing. In what was a close first half the boys pulled away in the sec­ond to set them­selves up strongly for their re­main­ing group game. They face St. Michaels in their penul­ti­mate group game in Tues­day evening at 6pm in Ballintogher.

WELL done to the U-14 girls on a superb win against St. Far­nans on Thurs­day evening to qual­ify for the C Championship Fi­nal. Well done girls and man­age­ment team of An­thony and Leah Sweeney THE Se­nior men are in ac­tion this week­end as they face Bal­ly­mote in the Lola Mon­tez Ju­nior A championship semi-fi­nal. The time, date and venue is yet to be con­firmed. Please get out and sup­port the lads.

A mas­sive thank you to John McKeon, owner of Pet Stop Dis­count Ware­house Car­raroe, who gen­er­ously spon­sored gear bags for the Owenmore Gaels Se­nior Girls ahead of their League Fi­nal next month.

CHECK out our new un­der­age kit now avail­able to buy at Jako Sports. This will be the play­ing kit for our U-10 and U-8 teams. The T-shirt (a re­quire­ment for U-8 and 10’s) is €15, with an op­tion of shorts and socks for €22 to­tal. Sizes cater­ing right down to our nurs­ery kids.

THE Club shop is now online. Club Mer­chan­dise in­cludes jer­seys, socks, shorts, club tops, trousers and jack­ets. Get yours now! Visit our Face­book page for de­tails. WE are now in the end phase of Con­struc­tion of the new stand. Any­body still will­ing to join the fundrais­ing drive with €20 per month for one year please con­tact Niall 0877609420. OWENMORE Gaels are de­lighted to tak­ing part in White­side’s Su­per­valu Bal­liso­dare new­est ini­tia­tive for GAA Club’s. When do­ing your shop­ping why not pop into Su­per­valu Bal­liso­dare be­tween today and the 17th of Au­gust. When you spend €20 or more you re­ceive a voucher along with your re­ceipt. Please place the voucher in the box marked OWENMORE GAELS. The tar­get amount is 2,000 vouch­ers, if we reach that tar­get we will re­ceive 75 One Touch foot­balls for our U-8’s+U-10’s which will be a huge boost to the devel­op­ment of our un­der­age players in the Club. THE Lotto draw took place in Cullen’s Bar on Mon­day 18th Septem­ber 2017. The num­bers drawn were 10, 20, 29 & 32. There was no win­ner of the €7,400 Jack­pot. Con­grats to our ‘Match 3’ win­ner Chris McDon­agh who gets €100. Thanks to ev­ery­one who bought tick­ets and con­tin­ues to sup­port the club. As there was no Jack­pot Win­ner this week, the Jack­pot rolls over to €7,500. The next draw will take place in The Owenmore Inn on Mon­day 1st Oc­to­ber.

SHAMROCK GAELS

The monthly club meet­ing takes place this Thurs­day 28th at 9.00PM in the club­house - note change of date.

We made our exit from the In­ter­me­di­ate Championship los­ing 0-11 to 0-8 to St Johns in the

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