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BAL­LY­MOTE Club AGM will take place 16th Nov at 9pm. Nom­i­na­tions and mo­tions can be emailed to Sec­re­tary.bal­ly­mote.sligo@

LAST Fri­day we help a Table quiz in Gormelys Bar. It was very well sup­ported and Thank you to Rogers Topline who spon­sored 1st prize. Quiz mas­ter Joe Stagg did an ex­cel­lent job.

25 card play­ing con­tin­ues ev­ery Sun­day till Xmas, starts at 6pm and next Sun­day it will be in Hay­dens Bar.

U 6 nursey train­ing con­tin­ues ev­ery Fri­day at 6pm in Co­laiste Muire school gym. BAL­LY­MOTE GAA Club are launch­ing a 2019 cal­en­dar. This is a great op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal busi­ness to ad­ver­tise. Con­tact Sec­re­tary.bal­ly­mote.sligo@gaa. ie for more in­for­ma­tion. CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to Sham­rock Gaels win­ning In­ter­me­di­ate cham­pi­onship.


THE Club awards night will take place this year in the Clay­ton ho­tel on Satur­day night the 3rd of Novem­ber at 7 PM.

WE in­vite ev­ery­one along to this free so­cial night to see our teams both young and old pick up their medals and tro­phies which they won dur­ing the year. New Sligo Se­nior Foot­ball Man­ager Clr Paul Tay­lor will be our spe­cial guest on the night.

WELL done to the U21 Foot­balles who de­feated Owen­more Gaels by 2-13 to 1-12 in the Cham­pi­onship at the week­end.


THE club are run­ning a table quiz in Bren­nans Lounge on Fri­day night 24th Novem­ber next at 9.30 pm sharp. Teams from all the Town­lands in the club area are asked to com­pete as well as com­peti­tors from other club ar­eas. All are most wel­come.

A big thank you to Chris Stapel­ton for pro­vid­ing sound equip­ment for the Co. Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship fi­nal played in the com­mu­nity park re­cently.

IN­DEED Chris has given of his time so very gen­er­ously on so many sport­ing oc­ca­sions in the past, and this gen­eros­ity of spirit has al­ways en­hanced each event. Any­one in­ter­ested in rep­re­sent­ing the club at Scor com­ing up in a few weeks time, are asked to con­tact chair­man Bill Carty, vice - chair Brian McIntyre or sec­re­tary Fer­gus Leonard in the com­ing days. SYM­PA­THY is ex­tended to the fam­ily, rel­a­tives and friends of the late Sea­mus Durkin of Car­ren­tub­ber, and also to the fam­ily re­la­tions and friends of the late Phyl­lis Booth mother-in-law to So­nia Booth of Cul Bui Cloona­cool, who died in Eng­land, and to the fam­ily rel­a­tives and wider cir­cle of friends of the late Brid­get John­ston of Muck­elty Achonry, who went to their eter­nal re­ward re­cently. May they all rest in peace.


SLIGO HAND­BALL NOTES THE County board AGM will be held in Castle­con­nor on Tues­day, 13-11-2018 at 8.30pm .Mo­tions to the County sec­re­tary be­fore 04-11-2018.

THE 4 Wall in­ter­clubs Sligo Fi­nal will be con­tested by Drum­cliffe and Col­looney. It will be played at the Drum­cliffe Hand­ball Club , Ox­field this Tues­day , 30-10-2018 , srart­ing at 7pm. EN­TRIES for Ju­ve­nile and Adult 4 Wall blitz ,dou­bles and lad­der com­pe­ti­tions are now be­ing taken.Names to club sec­re­tary or G.Cole­man be­fore 31-10-2018. FOL­LOW us on facebook @sligo­hand­ball BAL­LY­MOTE HAND­BALL CLUB NOTES

THE Club are play­ing the Michael Han­non Memo­rial Tour­na­ment next

SUN­DAY 04-11-2018 at the lo­cal court com­menc­ing at 11 am. PLAY­ERS from all clubs in the county will be tak­ing part.

A draw will take place to­wards the end of week when all en­tries are con­firmed. COL­LOONEY HAND­BALL CLUB NOTES UN­DER­AGE coach­ing takes a break for the Bank hol­i­day Mon­day .

WE play in the Sligo Fi­nal of the in­ter­club 4 Wall this Tues­day at 7pm in Drun­cliffe Hand­ball Club , Ox­field.

BINGO takes place this Thurs­day at 9 p.m , the jack­pot is now €2,050 in 43 calls.

FOL­LOW us on facebook @col­looney­hand­ball



HARD luck to the U21 men’s team who suf­fered a 4 point de­feat to Calry St Jospehs in Scar­den on Fri­day evening last.

A spir­ited per­for­mance from a de­pleted side wasn’t enough to get the win needed to see them ad­vance in the com­pe­ti­tion. Hard luck lads. CON­GRATS to The IT Sligo Ladies Fresh­ers 7s team who won the in­ter­me­di­ate blitz fi­nal in DCU. Owen­more Gaels was rep­re­sented by Leah Sweeney on the team. CLUB News OWEN­MORE Gaels are hold­ing a Texas Hold’em Poker Tour­na­ment in The Owen­more Inn on Sun­day 18th Novem­ber. TOUR­NA­MENT be­gins at 4pm. Lim­ited places so get there early. €20 en­try, €20 buy-back, €20 topup. Half of the prize pool goes to Owen­more Gaels GAA Club. To en­ter con­tact Niall on 0877609420 THANKS to ev­ery­one who en­tered our Sports Pre­dic­tion Quiz. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for score up­dates!

CLUB Lotto

THE Lotto draw took place in Cullen’s Bar on Mon­day 15th Oc­to­ber. The num­bers drawn were 1, 9, 10 & 19.

THERE was no win­ner of the €10,000 Jack­pot. Con­grats to our ‘Match 3’ Win­ners Claire Con­nel­lan, Stephen Davey/Rory O’Con­nor & Hannah Kerins who each win €35.

AS there was no Jack­pot Win­ner this week, the Jack­pot stays at €10,000.

THE next draw will take place on Mon­day 29th Oc­to­ber in the Owen­more Inn. THANKS to ev­ery­one who bought tick­ets through­out the year and con­tin­ues to sup­port the club. THANK you to all who con­tinue to sup­port the lotto.


IT has been a long time com­ing but it was worth the wait when the Gaels lifted the In­ter­me­di­ate Cham­pi­onship beat­ing Curry in the re­play on a score­line of 1-13 to 1-10 in Bun­ni­nad­den last Sun­day. The Gaels got off to a blis­ter­ing start rac­ing into a five point lead at half time, how­ever a dif­fer­ent Curry emerged in the sec­ond half and chipped away at the Gaels lead only to go one up with five min­utes re­main­ing,

THE Gaels how­ever con­founded the crit­ics and dug deep as they have done on so many oc­ca­sions this year to level the game and it was mi­nor star Dylan Wil­lis who had the fi­nal say with a goal in the clos­ing stages to give the Gaels a de­served vic­tory and our third In­ter­me­di­ate Cham­pi­onship. THE team was: Donal Tuohy, De­clan Wil­lis, Evan Lyons, Keith McMor­row, Karl McKenna, Paul Hig­gins (C), An­drew Flynn, Dil­lon McDermott, Joe Henry, Shane Deignan (0-1), Brian Boyd (02), James Car­roll, Darragh Hail­stones, Frank Quinn (0-1), David Quinn (0-9). Subs used: Ciaran O’Con­nor for J Car­roll, Sea­mus Hail­stones for S Deignan, Dylan Wil­lis (1-0) for D Hail­stones. WELL done to the team and man­age­ment John McPart­land, Gerry Mon­aghan, Sea­mus Caw­ley and Hi­lary Lyons.

THANKS to all of our sup­port­ers who again trav­elled in large num­bers to sup­port the team. We now take on Fe­nagh-St Caillins from Leitrim next Satur­day at 2PM in En­nis­crone in the Con­nacht Cham­pi­onship.


OUR Hal­lowe’en Two Day Foot­ball Camp takes place on Thurs­day and Fri­day, Novem­ber 1and 2 in St. Far­nan’s Park from 10- 2 pm for boys and girls aged 4-14. Cost :€30 (in­cludes a gift). THANKS to all who sup­ported our “Strictly” fundrais­ers last week. On Fri­day night at 8 in Dro­more West Com­mu­nity cen­tre Aoife Con­nolly and James Weir hold a flower demon­stra­tion at 8pm . Ad­mis­sion : €10. On Satur­day in The Fly­ing Horse Jen­nifer Foy and Cor­mac Hal­li­nan hold their raf­fle with su­per prizes on of­fer. Mu­sic on the night by Roisin Kil­gan­non. TICK­ETS for “Strictly Come Danc­ing” are on sale at €20. THIS in­cludes the raf­fle with a top prize of €500 on of­fer and a num­ber of other valu­able prizes.A great night in store in The Di­a­mond Coast Ho­tel on Novem­ber 10. Please sup­port. EASKEY/ St. Far­nan’s un­der 16 hurlers lost to Four Roads of Roscom­mon in the Con­naught semi fi­nal on Sun­day last by 2-14 to 0-10.

BEST wishes to the mi­nor hurlers who play the fi­nal of the mi­nor hurl­ing cham­pi­onship on Fri­day in Scar­den.

THE un­der 21 team will play in the semi fi­nal of the un­der 21 B cham­pi­onship this week­end . RE­MINDER that the county fi­nal of Scór na nÓg takes place on Novem­ber 25 in Dro­more West Com­mu­nity cen­tre. Any­one wish­ing to take part should con­tact Sean Kil­gan­non.


ST Johns Lotto

THERE was no win­ner of the Jack­pot prize in the draw that took place on Sat. Oct 27th, where the num­bers drawn were 1,8,20,30. The win­ners of the E25 con­so­la­tion prizes were Ro­nan Cur­rid, Mary­mount; Denise Leonard, Green­fort; Tony Mooney, Cairns Hill and Pat Ben­son, Car­raroe.

THE next draw will take place in Harry’s Bar, High St. on Sat Nov 10th at 11.00pm for a Jack­pot of E12600.

TICK­ETS at E2 each or 3 for E5, 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. Thanks to all who sup­port our club Lotto OP­ER­A­TION Trans­for­ma­tion THE lat­est Op­er­a­tion Trans­for­ma­tion be­gins this Tues­day Oct 30thand con­tin­ues un­til Fri­day Dec 7th.

BOTH young and not so young are wel­come to join in. Why not give it a go for 5 weeks and put your­self in a good place for the Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties.

THE cost is E50 for five weeks which al­lows you to at­tend 2 Cir­cuit classes and one Pilates class per week.

ALL classes will run for 60 min­utes and will take place on Tues­day at 7pm and Fri­day at 8pm for Cir­cuits and Satur­day at 8.45am for Pilates class. All fit­ness lev­els will be catered for.

TO book a place please text or call Sea­mus on 085 2498067 . CAKE Sale

OUR club are hold­ing a cake sale in The Car­raroe Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Sat next Nov 3rd and Sun­day Nov 4th af­ter mass in sup­port of our Chair­man Sea­mus Casey who is our “Marty Mor­risey or Des Cahill” in the Sligo LGFA Strictly Come Danc­ing com­pe­ti­tion PLEASE check our club web site or Facebook for up to date in­for­ma­tion on all ac­tiv­i­ties at St Johns GAA.


IT was a dis­ap­point­ing week­end of cham­pi­onship ac­tion for our Boys and Girls.

ON Fri­day night our Mi­nor Boys went down to a 2-13 to 2-08 de­feat by St Mary’s Leitrim in the Con­nacht Cham­pi­onship quar­ter fi­nal at the Co­nanacht Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence

WHILE our lads bat­tled bravely through­out the game the win­ners com­bined good skill with a strong phys­i­cal ad­van­tage that our very young side were un­able to match on the evening. HOW­EVER given that so many of this squad are el­i­gi­ble at this grade again next year it em­pha­sises again the fan­tas­tic achieve­ment in win­ning a County A ti­tle this year. ON Satur­day morn­ing our U16 Girls took on CT Gaels in the A Cham­pi­onship fi­nal in Kent Park. Both sides de­serve great credit for pro­duc­ing such an en­ter­tain­ing con­test.

THE fi­nal score­line of CT Gaels 4-10 St Mo­laise Gaels 2-05 was very harsh on our Girls who led by a point five min­utes into the sec­ond half. HOW­EVER con­grat­u­la­tions to CT Gaels but well done to our squad on their achieve­ment in reach­ing an A Cham­pi­onship fi­nal IN­VI­TA­TIONS are in­vited for the fol­low­ing Team Man­age­ment roles in the Club for 2019: Se­nior Men, De­vel­op­ment Men and Ladies Ju­nior.

ANY­ONE in­ter­ested is asked to give their name to the Club Sec­re­tary at 087-2626849 by Sun­day evening Novem­ber 18th. OUR next Club Lotto Draw takes place on Tues­day Novem­ber 13th at 8.30pm.

THANK You to ev­ery­one for their con­tin­ued sup­port for this im­por­tant fundraiser.


JOKER Jack­pot St Pat’s Joker Jack­pot now stands @ €2800 as their was no win­ner in last week­ends draw.

NEXT draw takes place in The Rafters Bar on Satur­day Novem­ber 3rd @ 10pm. 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 0868234898 or Claire on 086-1763298 for fur­ther de­tails.

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.

BLOOD Do­na­tion Day St Pat’s will host the the Ir­ish Blood Trans­fu­sion Clinic on De­cem­ber 4th in the Skreen/Dro­mard Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

THE clinic run from 5pm till 8.30pm. We need over 130 peo­ple to do­nate on the day.

SO the club ask for your sup­port. Your do­na­tion could be a early Christ­mas present for some­one in need.

CON­GRATS Con­grats to all the lo­cal who ran the Dublin City Marathon last Sun­day.

ALL your hard work paid off well done.

ST Pat’s GAA Club St Pat’s would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank Eva & Sam Kelly & Fam­ily for their sup­port to the club over the years.

NEXT Wed­nes­day see Dro­mard Post Of­fice close it’s door for the fi­nal time.

THE Post Of­fice was a out­let for the Joker Jack­pot. All at they club wish all a very happy re­tire­ment.

Mark Lundy of Tourlestrane in ac­tion with a Melvin Gaels de­fender last Fri­day at Bal­ly­hau­nis. Pic: Tom Cal­lanan.

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