Coolaney/Mullinabreena qualify for National Lottery good causes final
COOLANEY/MULLINABAREENA have not only fought their way through a tough senior football championship group.
They have also beaten off stiff competition to be announced as a finalist and north region winner in the first ever National Lottery Good Causes Awards.
The awards are aimed at honouring the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals all over Ireland. Nearly 30 cent in every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to good causes.
Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA now proceeds to the awards finals at a gala dinner in Dublin on November 3rd. A total of 36 groups from all over Ireland go forward to the final in six categories.
These are sport, health and wellbeing, arts and culture, heritage, community and youth.
Each national category winner will receive €10,000.
While the overall Good Cause of the Year will get another €25,000 on top of this.
Founded in 1889, Coolaney/ Mullinabreena GAA is one of the oldest in the country.
National Lottery good causes funding helped the south Sligo club re-build and recently extend its sports field at Achonry to allow for expansion.
THE Sligo footballers face a trip to Division Four runners-up Carlow on the opening day of next year’s Allianz League Division Three series after the provisional fixtures were announced last week.
The Yeatsmen, who avoided relegation with a last day win over Derry at Markievicz Park earlier this year, travel to Netwatch Cullen Park on January 27th and will entertain Down in the first of their three home games on February 3rd.
Next up one week later is a trip to take on Westmeath, while the black and white are the road again February 24th and to the north east to take on Louth.
Sligo’s second game at Markeivicz will be against Laois on March 3rd. While their final away tie is against Longford.
Sligo are pencilled in to finish their league campaign at home to Offaly on March 24th.
The Sligo hurlers get their Hurling League Division 3B journey underway with the visit of Fermanagh, also on January 27th. Next up is a visit to Carrick-on-Shannon for a bout with Leitrim on February 3rd. Sligo’s second home game sees them go toe-to-to with Cavan on February 17th. The hurlers conclude their league season away to Longford on March 3rd.
All dates are provisional and are yet to be confirmed by the GAA.