semi-final last Sunday. The Gaels never reached the standards of previous games scoring only two points from play and eight overall which was never going to be enough to win a championship game. However the team continues to develop and with a number of younger players making the breakthrough this year added to the experience of the older players, success at this level is not far away. The team was: Mark Tuohy, Colin Harte, Declan Willis, Keith McMorrow, Ciaran O’Connor, Paul Higgins, Conor Merrick, Liam O’Connell, Joe Henry (0-1), Daire Kearns, Frank Quinn, Andrew Flynn, Johnny Quinn (0-1), David Quinn (0-3), Joe Quinn (0-3). Subs: Karl McKenna for C Merrick, Darragh Hailstones for D Kearns, Gavin McMorrow for C Harte (inj), Michael Kilkenny for Johnny Quinn, Brian Boyd for Joe Quinn. Thanks to the team for their commitment this year and to Manager, John McPartland and his backroom team, Seamus Cawley and Hilary Lyons and Physio Wayne McNulty.
Preparations are well underway for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ with the dancers busy with rehearsals for the 17th November date in the Clayton Hotel - put the date in your diary.
The minor team take on Tubbercurry at home this Friday at 6.00PM in the A Shield semi-final.
The club wish to express sympathy with Sean Davey and family and the Marren family on the tragic death of Mairead Davey last week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
THE intermediate team are through to the final of the intermediate championship following a great win over Geevagh in the semi final. The final score was St. Farnan’s 1-16, Geevagh 0-12. We will play St. John’s in the final in two weeks time.
THE minor team will play Coolera in the semi final of the B championship on Friday at 7.15 in Scarden. COMPETITORS are needed to represent St. Farnan’s at Sligo county final of Scór na nÓg on October. If interested please contact Frances. CONGRATULATIONS to Edward Gormley and his wife Marie on the birth of a baby girl.
THE club extends sympathy to Nora Hegarty and family on the death of her brother Bill Mc Gowan in the U. S. A. We also extend sympathy to Gavin Cawley and family on the death of his mother Noreen Cawley and to Sean Davey and family on the death of his wife Mairead. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh siad.
LADIES - Unbeaten after the first two rounds, the U-14’s suffered a setback of sorts in their quest to qualify for the final of the “C” C’ship when they went down to Owenmore Gaels in Templeboy on Thursday last on a final scoreline of 4-5 to 3-10. However a win over St. Michael’s this Monday evening in their final game in the group stages of the competition should be enough to secure that final berth with Owenmore Gaels again providing the opposition. WELL done to four years old Sally Rowlette who was chosen to present the match ball for the recent Sligo Intermediate Ladies Final between St. Mary’s and Drumcliffe / Rosses Point. Sally was kitted out in the club colours for the occasion as she made the presentation to match referee Colm Gunning. OUR U-16 squad formed the nucleus of a group of girls from the club who made the trip to Croke Park on Sunday to watch the Ladies All Ireland Finals. The trip, which was organised by Imelda McNulty, was the first such one from the club in several years and by all accounts everybody enjoyed it immensely. Such trips are invaluable in giving young players an insight into what life as a Ladies Gaelic footballer at the top level is and therefore help to encourage girls to continue playing at an age where they may be thinking of hanging up their boots. And speaking of the finals, what an occasion it proved to be in the famous stadium. A record crowd of over forty-six thousand, three fantastic games and glorious sunshine throughout made for an atmosphere the like of which hasn’t been witnessed at the ladies finals before. And it is no more than the efforts of the LGFA, in association with their main sponsors TG4 and Lidl, deserve for raising the profile of the sport. And it would seem from the continually increasing attendances that the general public are finally sitting up and taking notice and as the Lidl logo would say providing “serious support for VERY serious players”. Long may it remain so. WELL done to the St. Farnan’s mens team who have qualified for the Co. Intermediate C’ship Final by virtue of that great victory over a highly fancied Geevagh side on Sunday.
SYMPATHY is extended to Gavin Cawley and his extended family on the recent death of his mother. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.
PRIDE of place in our club this week goes to our senior team who defeated Shamrock Gaels by 0 -11 to 0 -8 in Markievicz Park on Sunday to book their place in the Kennedy Intermediate Championship final where they will meet St Farnans on Sunday Oct 8th. St Johns showed tremendous skill, courage and determination to overcome a strong Gaels team who had been operation in Div 1 of the League and who had been rated as favourites for the Intermediate title.
THE performance of the team as a whole was admirable but the defence stood out for their fine tackling and coolness under pressure. Well done to the whole panel and the management team for a wonderful performance. OUR K & D Developments-sponsored Under 14 team contest the postponed U14B1 final against Castleconnor in The Centre of Excellence, Scarden on this Tues at 7.00 . Good luck to the team and management in that final. OUR U 13 Feile team suffered two defeats last week. On Tues evening they were defeated by Tubbercurry/Cloonacool by 2-11 to 12-7 in Stenson Park and on Thurs they travelled to Keash where they were unlucky to be beaten by Eastern Harps by 6-9 to 6-6. This week they play Ballymote/Bunninadden in Corran Park, Ballymote on Fri 29. St Johns panel; B Koynecheuk; S Moore, R Mc Carney, C Roddy; B Henry, A Kenny, L Conway; J Tanko, J Hanbury; C Quinn, C O’Dowd, M Lyttle; D Walsh, D Mills, S Casey; R Armstrong, L Curran, L Carr, L Lereboors, D Patton, E Sommers, M Saca, L Lee OUR Junior team suffered relegation from the Junior A Championship when they were defeated by Eastern harps in a playoff on Sat last. Thanks to the panel and management for all their efforts during the year
OUR minor team take on Castleconnor in the U18B semi final on Fri next Sept 29 in Castleconnor. UNDER 16 Team
OUR under 16 team take on neighbours St Marys in Stenson Park on Sunday Oct 1st at 12.00 THERE was no winner of the Jackpot prize in the draw which took place on Sat Sept 16th . The numbers drawn were 6 – 9 – 12- 26. The winners of the E25 consolation prizes were Francis Kelly, Cranmore Place; Sean Oates, Abbeyville; Rose Harte, Carraroe and Gillian Mc Gowan, Tonaphubble. The next draw in The St Johns Lotto for a Jackpot of E11,200 will be held on Sat Sept 30th at 9.00 pm in Cannings House and Garden, Pearse Rd. Tickets can be purchased in Mc Morrow’s Shop, Cairns rd.; The Blue lagoon, Riverside; Clifford Electrical, Carraroe; The Crozon Inn; Canning’s House and Garden, Pearse Rd.; Molly Fulton’s Bar and Restaurant, Carraroe or from any club members
THE St Johns club wish to express sympathy with the Cawley family, Rathedmond on the death of Noirín, RIP
OUR minor boys travelled to Geevagh/St Michael’s for their Championship semi-final on Friday last. Our opposition got on the board first, and then a penalty won by Fergal O’Kelly-Lynch was slotted home by captain Adam Lynch after the keeper saved his first attempt. We added to our lead with points from Niall Campbell and Jay Cox. After sharing the next two scores Geevagh/St Michaels scored a goal to reduce the difference to a single point. Then we registered a goal from Fergal O’Kelly-Lynch on his minor debut. However Geevagh/St Michaels took a dominant position with 3 goals before halftime which proved decisive to the match. Our lads came out fighting in the second half, and despite scoring first to reduce the deficit to four points, unfortunately conceded another goal.
SOME scores were exchanged and then Dónal Fidgeon revived the game with a well taken goal. This proved our final score and Geevagh/St Michaels finally sealed their victory with another goal to leave the score 3-8 to 6-5. The lads can be proud as they played as a team and battled to the end. A number of the lads have played their last minor game and we wish them well when they get a chance to tog out with the adult teams. We also commend the U16’s, including a couple of the guys who made their first appearance for the minors. EARLIER in the week the U16’s played the long awaited playoff against Drumcliff/Rosses Point. We started well but didn’t capitalise fully on the number of scoring chances created. At the other end, our defence was resolute against a fast moving Drumcliff attack, and the half ended evenly balanced at 7 points after some very exciting football. The second half was equally enthralling and at 4 minutes to go the teams were tied at 9 points. Then Drumcliff/Rosses Point scored the only goal of the game and used this momentum to finish with 3 points more and take the match 1-13 to 0-9. It was a disappointing way to lose but the lads’ strong work ethic and spirit means that we look forward to our semi-final next Sunday at noon away to St John’s.
THE flags are still up around the neighbourhood and the next big match involving St Marys is Girls U14 “A” Championship final this coming Saturday, with a 3.30 throw-in. Our best wishes to the girls and their management team led by Colin Ledwith. Their opposition will be Calry who have been the dominant team throughout the season at this age group, so our girls have a huge task ahead and every bit of support will be welcome. St Marys have been asked to host the A and B finals, and volunteers are needed for stewarding over the course of the afternoon.
THE Senior men eased to the semi-final stage of the Championship with a quarter final win over Coolaney-Mullinabreena by 3-15 to 1-09. Both teams knew how much was at stake, and we started impressively helped in no small measure when Paul Kilcoyne smashed the ball into the back of the net after 10 minutes. Halftime saw us at double scores to Coolaney-Mullinabreena on a scoreline of 1-07 to 0-05. A good start to the second period was imperative and our guys delivered. The match was sealed by goals from Christopher Kelly and Kyle Cawley and ended 3-15 to 1-09. The semi-final is next Sunday against Eastern Harps. THE Club Fundraising draw has been announced, and thanks to everyone who supported Club draws previously. The draw will raise much needed development funds for St Marys facilities which are being used by ever-growing numbers each season
ST. MOLAISE GAELS
OUR Parish League continued on Friday evening and Saturday morning last with some brilliant matches involving both Boys and Girls. The 3rd round of fixtures is Saturday next with Girls games throwing in from 10.00am and the Boys in action at 11.15am. OUR MInor Boys took on Eastern Harps on Friday night last in the A Championship semi final in Kesh. Missing a number of key Players our Boys nevertheless gave a fine account of themselves against an impressive home squad. Harps emerged winners 0-19 to 0-09 but a very young Gaels squad gave an excellent account of themselves. Well done and thanks to the squad and Management team for their commitment all season. ON Saturday evening our senior men secured their place in the 2018 competition with a 2-14 to 1-11 win against neighbours Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in the championship relegation play off in Markievicz Park. Approaching half time and with our opponents ten points ahead having played some excellent football with the benefit of a strong breeze it looked like another very disappointing evening for Gaels. However a late first period goal from Daragh Elliot brought some respite to the scoreboard and the interval deficit of 1-09 to 1-03 while not reflecting the total dominance of Drumcliffe/Rosses Point appeared to give Gaels something to build on for the second half. The first ten minutes of the second period saw Drumcliffe/Rosses Point contain the increased pressure from Gaels as the sides swapped scores and it looked as if, despite playing against the strong breeze, that Drumcliffe/Rosses Point would comfortably see the game to a conclusion. However the introduction of Eoin McHugh from the substitutes bench for his first competitive action since sustaining an injury in All Ireland qualifier action for Sligo transformed the game. McHugh got on the ball at every opportunity and his long accurate passing allowed Gaels to finally breach an excellent DRP defence and created numerous scoring opportunities. With County Minor Luke Towey , Alan McLoughlin and Daragh Fallon also to the fore Gaels produced a brilliant last twenty minute period to overturn a six point deficit and emerge winners by the same tally. Keelan Waters who had another fine game scored an opportunist 50th minute goal that was followed by a stream of points including excellent efforts from Alan McLoughlin, Cathal Herron and Daragh Fallon. That brings the competitive season for our senior squad to a conclusion. Thanks to Players, Management Team and support team for their commitment through a long season. ON Sunday at 12.00pm our U13 Boys opened their Feile campaign with a defeat away to Coolera/ Strandhill. This Tuesday evening Sept 26th they play St Mary’s in Kent Park at 6.00pm.
THIS Wednesday evening our U9 and U11 Boys are at home to St Mary’s in the CIty Leagues at 7.00pm.
OUR annual “Cash for Clobber” fundraiser will conclude shortly. If anyone has old clothes and footwear that they don’t need the Club would be delighted to take these. Goods can be left at the Club rooms during the Parish League. OUR next Club Lotto Draw takes place on Monday October 9th. Thanks to everyone in our Community for the continued generous support that the club receives for this critical fundraiser.
OUR next Club A meeting will now take place on Tuesday next October 3rd at 9.00pm.
THE Intermediate team played Easkey in a tight fought relegation match. St Michael’s ran out winners in the end with a score line of 0-13 to 2-05. The team was K Crawley, G Walsh (0-1), C McTiernan, N Mullen, P Kelly, O Gilmartin, D Kelly(0-2), B Taaffe (0-4), P McTiernan, P Flanagan, Stephen Clerkin (0-1), R McLoughlin(0-2), K Carty, P Murray (0-2), R Walsh, Subs J Mackey (0-1), Sean Clerkin, J Haran, P Clarke, F McLoughlin. The team now stay in the Intermediate Championship for 2018, congratulations to the team and the management and back room team of Jack Haran, Addie Haran, Thomas Walsh, Patrick Gilmartin for their dedication and time during the season.
THE monthly club meeting takes place on Wednesday evening in the Units Ballintogher at 9pm. Everyone interested in the progression of the club are asked to attend.
THE weekly lotto numbers for this week are 12, 15, 16, 27. There was no jackpot winner. There was 1 match 3 who receives €100 Mary Finn Ballintogher . Next weeks jackpot stands at €4,000 and the draw will take place on the Innishfree Bar Ballintogher. The club wish to thank everyone who supports the club through the lotto this is greatly appreciated by everyone.
THE club wish to express sympathy to the Patricia Collery Ballygawley on the death of her mother Annie Hannon Manorhamilton . To Sean Davey and the Marren and Davey families on their tragic loss during the week with the untimely death of Mairead Davey. To Sean and extended family we send our sincere condolences.
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.A meeting will be held on Thursday next September 28th @ 9.30pm were anyone interested in been a steward on he day of the challenge is asked to attend. The club call on anyone available on the day to give of their time. JOKER Jackpot. St Pats Joker Jackpot now stands @ €4000 as there was no winner in last weekend draw. Next draw takes place on Saturday September 30th in the Rafters Bar @ 10pm. Tickets available from all usual outlets. Thank for your continued support. U13S Team News St Pats U13s were defeated by Easkey in the league on Tuesday last. St Pats hosts Enniscrone on Tuesday evening @ 6pm MINOR Team News St Pats Minors bowed out of the Championship when they were defeated by Coolaney/ Mullinbrenna on Friday last. The club thank the managment and players for all their time and effort during the year
U14 Tubbercurry/Cloonacool 3-1 0-6 Castleconnor
U16 Tubbercurry/Cloonacool 0-3 4-5 Tourlestrane FOOTBALL:
U13 Tubbercurry/Cloonacool 12-7 2-11 St. Johns
U13 Tubbercurry/Cloonacool 7-8 4-14 Ballymote/Bunninadden MINOR Tubbercurry/Cloonacool 3-5 3-5 Easkey/Enniscrone FIXTURES:
26TH Sept @6pm Our U13 footballers are away to E. Harps. 29TH Sept @6pm Our minor footballers are away to Shamrock Gaels.
BEST of luck to both teams. REPORT.
WELL done to our u14 hurling team and manager James Mcsorley on winning the championship shield with a four point victory over Castleconnor on a scoreline of 3-1 to 0-6.
1ST Prize of two All Ireland tickets + accom. went to Liz Walsh from Rue.
2ND E150 Surlis’s SuperValu shopping voucher went to Monika Elisenberger from Ballymote. 3RD E120 Family pass to Tayto Park went to Jamie Burke Ballyara. QUARTERLY Draw:
1ST prize E500 -- Padraic Gillespie 2ND prize E100 -- Gerry Gilmartin. 3RD prize Hamper -- Giblin Stone. CONDOLENCES: TUBBERCURRY GAA Club would like to extend its sincerest condolences to Sean,Shannon,Jason and all the Davey and Marren families on the sad passing of Mairead. She has been a very active and well liked member of our community and will be sadly missed. May she rest in peace.