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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.