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team were Tommy Esler, Niall Hal­li­nan, Shane Mol­loy, Adam Kil­re­hill, Ken­neth Mitchell, James Golden, Fionn Con­nolly and Thomas Caw­ley. The team will com­pete in the Con­naught cham­pi­onship with their first game against the Leitrim cham­pi­ons. GOOD luck to our Ju­nior team who play the fi­nal of the Ju­nior B cham­pi­onship on Fri­day night against Drum­cliffe/ Rosses Point in Scar­den at 8pm. Please sup­port.

ON Satur­day our un­der 21 team play Coolaney/ Mul­linabreena in the first round of the B cham­pi­onship. ON Sun­day Easkey/ St. Far­nan’s un­der 13 Féile foot­ball team play Curry in the semi fi­nal of the C Féile in Easkey at 11am. PREPA­RA­TIONS are go­ing well for our dancers who are tak­ing part in Strictly Come Danc­ing on Novem­ber 10 in the Di­a­mond Coast Ho­tel. This week there are two fundrais­ers or­gan­ised by the dancers. On Fri­day Chris­tine Kil­cullen and Enda Moy­lan host a ta­ble quiz in Mc Gowan’s, Easkey at 9pm. On Satur­day Keelin Gib­son and Eoghan Rua Mc Gowan have a car wash at Feeney’s from 10am.

WELL done to Joe Burns(sea­son ticket holder), win­ner of €228 in the 50 /50 draw. Next draw on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21. Thanks to all for your sup­port. THE club ex­tends sym­pa­thy to Robert Knox and ex­tended fam­ily on the death of his wife Alice Knox(U.S.A.); and to Catherine Han­non and ex­tended fam­ily on the death of her brother Jim Mee­han (Drom­a­hair). Ar Dheis Dé go raibh siad.

ST. JOHN’S

PRIDE of place in the St Johns club this week must go to our girls Un­der 14 team who were crowned County Cham­pi­ons in Kent Park on Sat evening last. This is a re­mark­able achieve­ment for a group of play­ers who are in their first year play­ing gaelic foot­ball and is a tes­ta­ment to the hard work put in by their man­ager/coach Keith Mc Lough­lin, Liam Kelly and their helpers. Well done to the girls, their par­ents and the sup­port­ers. Keep up the work and more suc­cess will fol­low. A com­pre­hen­sive re­port on the game will fea­ture in next week’s notes. CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS and best wishes for a long and happy fu­ture to our All Star Char­lie Har­ri­son and his bride, Ais­ling Mc Gowan on their re­cent mar­riage.

ON Sat week last St Johns ju­nior team were nar­rowly de­feated by Drum­cliffe-Rosses Point in the semi-fi­nal by 1-9 to 2-5.

OUR Un­der 13 Feile team fin­ished their cam­paign last week when they went down to a su­pe­rior Easkey/St Far­nans team. Thanks to the team and their men­tors for their com­mit­ment since last Feb.

THERE was no win­ner of the Jack­pot prize in the draw that took place on Sat Sept 29th, when the num­bers drawn were 8; 20; 21; 28. The win­ners of the E25 con­so­la­tion prizes were Tina Caw­ley, c/o Can­nings; Lor­raine Kearins, Heatherview; Shane Mon­aghan, The Stir­rups and Trevor Mc Car­rick, St Anne’s Tce. . The next draw will take place in the Club­house, Sten­son Park, Cuil­beg on Sat Oct 13th at 8.00pm for a Jack­pot prize of E12,500. Tick­ets can be pur­chase at Molly Ful­tons, Car­raroe; Clif­ford Elec­tri­cal, Car­raroe; Can­nings House and Gar­den,Cor­nageeha, The Blue La­goon, River­side, Gerry Mc Mor­row’s Shop, Cairns Road and The Cro­zon Inn, Cal­tragh. THE club pro­pose to have a “slimmed­down” Op­er­a­tion Trans­for­ma­tion be­gin­ning on Oc­to­ber 29th.

ST. MARY’S

OUR U16 girls were cel­e­brat­ing on Satur­day af­ter winning the County A Cham­pi­onship in an ex­cit­ing fi­nal against Eoghan Rua. This squad ably man­aged by Colin Led­with, Sinead Cor­co­ran and Orla Keav­eny brought the U16 Cham­pi­onship back to St Marys for the first time since 2010, and won the game play­ing as a skil­ful team full of be­lief. Things looked dodgy when the im­pres­sive Eoghan Rua team raced into a 4-02 to 0-02 lead in the first quar­ter, but our girls with­stood this on­slaught and showed their tem­per­a­ment by eas­ing back into the match. At the break, in­cred­i­bly Eoghan Rua had been held score­less (well done our back­line) for the re­main­der of the first half and the sides were level at 2-08 to 4-02. This St Marys side had tasted de­feat in a num­ber of pre­vi­ous fi­nals, but their sup­port could sense a de­ter­mi­na­tion in them that this was go­ing to be their day. The sec­ond half de­spite stiff Eoghan Rua op­po­si­tion be­longed to St Marys. In the end, the score­line of 5-15 to 6-03 was a lit­tle flat­ter­ing for us as Eoghan Rua al­ways looked ca­pa­ble of com­ing back into the game, but the strength of the St Marys team­play won the day, which ended with cap­tain Ciara Gil­roy lift­ing the cup in front of a large and vo­cal St Mary’s sup­port. Con­grat­u­la­tions to every mem­ber of the squad as the strength in depth and com­mit­ment from the bench played a huge part all sea­son. Well done also to the man­age­ment team and the sup­port­ers. The U13 boys had a com­fort­able win in the Feile against Drum­cliffe/Rosses Point, and this win qual­i­fies them for the County Fi­nal. Foun­da­tions of the vic­tory were laid in an im­pres­sive first 10 min­utes into a stiff wind. The U21 squad made a winning start to their Cham­pi­onship cam­paign with a pul­sat­ing vic­tory over Eastern Harps in Keash on Satur­day evening on a score­line of 3-11 to 2-12. There were lots of pos­i­tives in the vic­tory, in­clud­ing the spread of five years in the panel of 25 play­ers on the day, and know­ing sev­eral other play­ers will join the panel for next week­end’s mouth­wa­ter­ing home game against Cool­era Strand­hill. Eastern Harps made a great start to the game to lead by 7 points early in the sec­ond half, so huge credit to our lads who rolled up their sleeves and dug out the re­sult.

ALL in the club send our con­do­lences to the Keane and Car­leton fam­i­lies on the sad and un­timely death of Ni­amh, sis­ter to Sharon and David, may she rest in peace.

ST. MO­LAISE GAELS

NEXT Sun­day Oct 14th our Mi­nor Boys take on Sham­rock Gaels in the Mi­nor A Cham­pi­onship fi­nal in En­nis­crone at 1.45pm. This this our Clubs first ap­pear­ance in an A fi­nal at this par­tic­u­lar grade. Our very young Panel have worked ex­tremely hard all sea­son and that ef­fort was re­warded with a thrilling semi fi­nal win away to Eastern Harps.

HARD luck to our U14 Boys who went down to a one point de­feat to Bal­ly­mote/Bun­ni­nad­den in the B Cham­pi­onship Shield fi­nal in Scar­den on Fri­day night last on a score line of 2-15 to 4-08. Scar­den was also an unhappy venue for our U21s on Satur­day evening with Curry emerg­ing 4-12 to 2-13 win­ners in a 1st round A Cham­pi­onship clash.

OUR U16 Girls Cham­pi­onship fi­nal sched­uled for Satur­day last was post­poned due to the sad pass­ing of Mau­rice Con­boy Tubbe­br­curry closely as­so­ci­ated with our fi­nal op­po­nents CT Gaels. St Mo­laise Gaels ex­tends our deep­est sym­pa­thies to the Con­boy fam­ily and to the CT Gaels club. OUR next Club Lotto Draw takes place on Tues­day next Oc­to­ber 16th at 8.30pm. Thank You to ev­ery­one for their con­tin­ued sup­port for this im­por­tant fundraiser. The jack­pot now stands at €2,700. Win­ners of €50 vouchers in the draw held on Oct 2nd were An­thony Dono­hoe Car­ney and Bill Car­ney Breaghwy.

OUR Healthy Club Com­mit­tee have or­gan­ised a 6 week Stress Con­trol Pro­gramme in the Club House start­ing on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 25th. The Pro­gramme is open to any­one and is spon­sored by HSE and there is no cost to the par­tic­i­pants. Any­one in­ter­ested can get more de­tails by con­tact­ing Thomas.mcbride@hse. ie or by phon­ing 087-9329896. The Course will run from 6.30pm to 8.00pm each evening. PREPA­RA­TIONS are un­der­way for our un­der­age Par­ish League fi­nals which this year will be a one day Blitz for­mat with all the ac­tion tak­ing place on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 21st. Our last day of un­der­age coach­ing for the sea­son takes place this Satur­day Oc­to­ber 13th at the usual times. Cards for our Bal­loon fundraiser are in cir­cu­la­tion with our un­der­age Play­ers.

ST. NATHY’S

HARD luck to our u-14s who were de­feated in the Cham­pi­onship Fi­nal against Eastern Harps. It was a very ex­cit­ing game and we are very proud of their com­mit­ment and per­for­mance through­out the year. Thank you to their man­age­ment who ded­i­cated so much to the girls all year, He­len Gan­non, Va­lerie Con­nolly and Paul Lavin. CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to our u-16 team who had a fan­tas­tic win against Curry on Sun­day. It was an out­stand­ing per­for­mance by ev­ery­one and a great way to bring their year to a close. Well done and thank you to their man­age­ment team Angela Doohan, He­len Gan­non and Kath­leen Cole­man.

BEST of luck to our se­nior team who will take to the pitch on Satur­day 13th Oc­to­ber for the Cham­pi­onship Fi­nal against Gee­vagh. Kick off is at 2.30 in tub­ber­curry GAA pitch.

ST. PA­TRICK’S

JOKER Jack­pot St Pat’s Joker Jack­pot now stands @ €2700 as their was no win­ner in last week­end draw. Next draw takes place in The Beach Bar on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 20th @ 10.15pm. The Club thank your for your con­tin­ued sup­port. Tick­ets avail­able from all usual out­lets. A new yearly Joker Jack­pot ticket is now avail­able which en­sure you are en­tered into every draw for the next year at a re­duced cost of €45. Con­tact Nigel on 086-8234898 or Claire on 086-1763298 for fur­ther de­tails. Win­ners in last week­end draw were Pat Flat­ley,Ro­nan Fin­nerty, & Siob­han Terry.

U 13’s Feile St Pats’s played Tub­ber­curry/Cloona­cool in the semi fi­nal of feile on Sun­day last and ran out win­ners on the score­line 5.9 to 5.5 St Pats played well and were full value for their win. St Pats will now face the win­ners of the St Far­nans/Easkey or Curry in the fi­nal. The fi­nal is fixed for Sun­day Oct 21st in The Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence Scar­dan.

ST Pa­trick’s G.A.A Club Shop. St Pats club shop in as­so­ci­a­tion with O Neills. For all club replica jer­seys, socks,short avail­able in all sizes.Sweat­shirts, polo shirts,and much more also avail­able. New line now avail­able. For fur­ther de­tails check stpatricks.sligo.gaa.ie OX Moun­tain Chal­lenge Well done to com­mit­tee and all in­volved with the Ox Moun­tain Chal­lenge last Satur­day. CONGRATS Congrats to for­mer play­ers Paul Kelly and Colin Keane who were play­ing on the Sligo team in New York that achieved the League and Cham­pi­onship dou­ble last week­end. Well done lads from all at the club GOLDEN An­niver­sary St Pats winning team of they 1968 Sligo Se­nior Cham­pi­onship will be ac­knowl­edge on Sun­day next Oc­to­ber 14th at the County Fi­nal in En­nis­crone. A great recog­ni­tion for St Pats first Se­nior Cham­pi­ons. Also the Sligo Mi­nor team of 1968 who reach the All Ire­land Mi­nor Fi­nal.

TOURLESTRANE

ON Satur­day our se­nior team qual­i­fied for the county fi­nal with a win over Cool­era Strand­hill in the re­play. A great team ef­fort and the best of luck to the team next Sun­day in the fi­nal in En­nis­crone against our near neigh­bours Tub­ber­curry.

OUR ladies team com­pleted their cham­pi­onship round robin with a win over Drum­cliffe on Sun­day. They now pro­ceed to the fi­nal on next Satur­day to face CT Gaels. A great week­end in prospect so let’s get our club colours out around the par­ish and in­sure we have a huge crowd to cheer our play- ers next week­end. Club mer­chan­dise is for sale at the pitch on Tues­day evening from 7pm .

WE would like to ex­tend our deep­est sym­pa­thies to the Con­boy fam­ily on the sad pass­ing of Mau­rice - a true Gael and a great Sligo GAA man. Ní bheidh a lei­theid ann arís .

TUB­BER­CURRY

RE­SULTS

U13 Tub­ber­curry/Cloona­cool 5-5. 5-9 St.Pats

SE­NIOR Tub­ber­curry 2-10 2-8 Coolaney/Mulnabreena

ON Sun­day the 14th of Oc­to­ber at 4pm our seniors take on neigh­bours Tourlestrane in En­nis­crone in The County Cham­pi­onship Fi­nal in what prom­ises to be a real humdinger. Please come out and sup­port Pat and the team.

IT’S been a tough week in South Sligo with the pass­ing of two young peo­ple in their prime.

ON Satur­day 29th we learned of the sud­den pass­ing of Sharon Walsh McCann, mother of se­nior and mi­nor player Oisin.We would like to pass on our con­do­lences to Oisin, Kayleigh, Leah and all her fam­ily and friends. May she rest in peace.

ON Fri­day the 5th our won­der­ful neigh­bour from Cloona­cool Mau­rice Con­boy passed away af­ter a long bat­tle with ill­ness. Mau­rice served Cloona­cool as coach­ing of­fi­cer and coach and also as a coach with CT Gaels. Through these close links he made a last­ing im­pres­sion on ev­ery­one he met from play­ers to coaches to par­ents and we’re all the bet­ter for hav­ing had him as part of our lives. TO Geral­dine, Ger­ard and Pa­trice and the ex­tended fam­ily we pass on our con­do­lences. Rest In Peace dear friend.

IT’S com­ing back. Tub­ber­curry are hav­ing a show­ing of their very suc­cess­ful OsKars night in St. Brigids Hall on Fri­day 19th at 8:30 for all those who missed the night in The Sligo Park Ho­tel and for those who just want to re-live the fun of it all. It will be on a first come ba­sis and the cost is E10/ seat. Re­fresh­ments will be served on the night. So please spread the word.

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