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.
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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org there has been very positive interest so far.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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!
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.
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