THANKS to all who contributed to the church gate collection last weekend at Ballymote and Doo, 287 euro was raised.
THIS Saturday, 8th December, the club are running a flag day at various locations in the town. Later that evening, the monthly club draw will be held in Gormleys. Your support is appreciated for both these events. THE 25 card playing continues every Sunday evening at 6.30pm in Doddys. NURSERY training continues this Wednesday at 6pm in Colaiste Muire Gym.
THE Sligo G.A.A. Annual County Convention will take place in the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa on Wednesday night 12th December next with registration from 7.30 pm.
THE Annual charity match will be held again on St. Stephens day this year in the Community Park at 2pm. The East will again face the West in the annual confrontation that always proves to be a most entertaining event. Captains Hughie Marren and Ronnie Leonard are busy putting their squads together at the present time and after the warm weather training weekend in Scotland last month everyone should be raring to go on St. Stephens day. In the meantime a worthy charity will be selected by the lads in which to give their support on the day. The clubs Annual General Meeting will be held in the Community Park meeting rooms on Saturday 29th December next at 5pm. The holding of an annual social was discussed at the clubs monthly meeting in October with nothing set in stone. Anyone wishing to get involved in the running of the club for 2019 is asked to contact chairman Bill Carty, vice-chair Brian McIntyre, secretary Fergus Leonard or treasurer Breege Calvey in the coming weeks. Operation Transformation is up and running at present and anyone interested in taking part should contact Bill Carty as soon as possible.
The club’s AGM took last last Sunday evening in the Old School, Rathcormac. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to outgoing Treasurer Mary Carway, who stood down from the post after three years, who’s excellent stewardship of the club’s finances was greatly appreciated. A big thank-you also to outgoing secretary Seán Reynolds and Insurance Officer Geraldine Gibbons who are stepping down from their respective roles. The elected officers for 2019 are as follows:
Chairman: Shane Campbell
Vice Chairs (2): Pauric O’Grady and AN Other (to be appointed in January) Secretary: Fergal McGrath Assistant Secretary: Sean Reynolds Treasurer: To be appointed in January Registrar; Jimmy O’Brien
Ladies registration & county board: Jacinta Monaghan
PRO: Austin O’Callaghan Coaching Officer: Declan Carroll Insurance Officer: Seán Reynolds Co Board Delegate: Pauric O’Grady School Liaison Officer: Mary Power Child Protection Officer: Paul Tolan Pitch Committee: Phil Gallagher, Pat Davey, Pauric O’Grady, Damien Kerrigan & Jimmy O’Brien.
Well done to Eileen Leonard who represented the club with the distinction at last Friday night’s Sligo LGFA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event, along with partner Michael Duffy.
Senior club footballer Jamie Gillen and Brian McLaughlin are providing a Christmas Tree service during December. They are selling trees at the promenade car park opposite Harry’s Bar in Rosses Point. The service includes a stand for your tree, delivery to your house AND collection after Christmas - all for just €60. See their Facebook page - jb Christmas trees - for more info.
We appeal to all our club members to support the Oxfield Christmas Draw - tickets for which are currently on sale. The draw will help raise significant funding for the next phase of development at Oxfield, which will be of huge benefit to DRP GAA Club.
Indoor Nursery hurling coaching for young players continues on Sundays in Oxfield hall at 5pm. Call Aidan for more info on 0879785311.
MANY thanks to Shane O’Hara who represented the club in Sligo LGFAs ‘Strictly come Dancing’ event last Friday and to all who supported the cake sale which was held recently in Gurteen Hall. Well done to Sarah Snee who was runner up in the Solo Singing section of Score Na Nog last week. It has been a baby boom in the club area during the past few weeks. Congratulations to Aoife and Enda Gallagher on the birth of their baby boy, Edel and David McNulty on the birth of their baby girl Ria, Claudia and Paul McGovern on birth of their baby boy Morgan and to Kathleen Regan and Ronan Mulligan on the birth of their baby girl Ava Mae. We will be having the medal presentation for our underage boys and girls on Sunday the 9th of December at 5.30pm in Gurteen Hall. The medals will be presented by Sligo Senior player Niall Murphy. We would be gratefully if parents could bring along sandwiches, buns, etc. on the evening. If any of the players cannot attend please let Ronan Higgin know. The club would like to extend sympathy to the family of Martin O’Grady, Gurteen who passed away last week. Bingo continues every Friday night at 8.30pm in Gurteen Hall. Jackpot is €2,100 in 46 calls or less. The in house lotto is €300.
OUR underage coaching continues next Friday evening in our indoor Astro Turf, with U-8s from 6-7pm, U-10s from 7-8pm and U-12s from 8-9pm. All welcome – keep practicing those skills!
WITH Christmas on the way, check out the club’s online shop with O’Neills for some high quality club gear. There’s a great selection and any item would make for a great present. To visit the site, visit the O’Neills website and search for Enniscrone/Kilglass under the GAA club section.
THERE are a limited number of lapel pins showcasing the club crest – and importantly the correct spelling of Enniscrone as Gaeilge agus as Béarla – available at present. They are a quality item that would make a great present, and also show your support for the upcoming plebiscite on the town name. They are available from any committee member for €10. THERE was no winner of last weekend’s blotto draw. The draw continues every Saturday night. This week’s jackpot will be €3400.
A huge thank you to all club members who turned out for our AGM last weekend. There are still a number of available positions within the club for the coming year, and if you would like to be a part of this growing club please contact Trevor on 0871710909.
SAVE the date! Our annual table quiz takes place Friday 21st December in Connolly’ Bars. The competition is set to be as competitive as ever. A great night is promised. All support is appreciated in what is a great fundraiser for the club and a nice way to see out the year. WE have a winner…. Congratulations to Barry Gilhooley who sneaks it in the end with a strong finish!! Barry will collect €250 as part of his winnings. Well done to Aidan McGoldrick who came 2nd and Francis Tighe who came 3rd. They get €100 and €50 respectively. Thanks to everyone who entered our Sports Prediction Quiz. Visit our facebook page to see a full list of results.
WITH Christmas on the way check out our club shop on the O’Neills website for some great personalised gift ideas. Average 7-10 working day delivery on personalised items, this may increase with demand. A fine range of items available.
THE Lotto draw took place in Connolly’s Bar on Monday 26th November. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 3 & 25.
THERE was no winner of the €10,000 Jackpot. Congrats to our ‘Match 3’ Winners Bridget Gallagher & John Kenny who each win €50. THE next draw for our €10,000 Jackpot will take place on Monday 10th December in The Owenmore Inn.
THE Gaels suffered an agonising defeat to St Marys in the U21 A Championship final last Saturday by the narrowest of margins. The Gaels dominated the first half and went in four points up at half time, however a strong second half from St Marys saw them take the lead mid way through the half and thanks to heroics from Daniel Lyons the Gaels kept in touch. The teams were level going into injury time with Marys converting a free to win in the dying seconds on a score line of 1-15 to 1-14. The team was: Daniel Lyons, Ben Tuohy, Evan Lyons, Alan Kelly, Enda O’Connell, Patrick Benson, Sean Carroll, James Carroll (0-3), Dillon McDermott, Daire Kearns (1-1), Shane Deignan (0-1), Mark Kearns (0-2), Seamus Hailstones (0-1), Dylan Willis (0-1), Darragh Hailstones (0-5), Subs: Karl McKenna for S Hailstones, Luke Flynn for D McDermott, Ultan McKenna, Steven Willis, Brendan Hailstones, Michael Barry, Niall Whelan, Ryan Fitzpatrick. Thanks to the players and management of Donal Tuohy, Brian Boyd and Liam O’Connell for their efforts this year. This is the last game in what has been a long year for many players contesting finals at Minor, Intermediate and U21 and with all but one of the panel underage next year, hopefully we will be contesting for honours at this level in 2019.
THE AGM of the Senior Club takes place this Friday 7th December at 8.30PM in the Clubhouse.
THERE ware no winners in the lotto draw last weekend with the numbers drawn were 6, 10, 22 and 25. The house draw was won by Cora McDermott. The next draw is in McDermotts, Castlebaldwin on Saturday 15th December with the jackpot at €5,200.
THE Club wish to express sympathy with the family and relatives of Kitty Farren, Emlagh, Riverstown who died at the weekend and we also wish to express sympathy with Amanda Cassidy on the recent death of her sister Dawn Hyland in Mullingar.
THE club AGM will take place on Sunday at 2pm in Dromore West Community Centre. It is important that all members attend. CONGRATULATIONS to Easkey senior hurling team on winning the Dermot Molloy league final on Sunday last by defeating Coolera /Strandhill on a score of 1-14 to 2-9. St. Farnan’s players on the panel were James Weir, Finnian Cawley, Gavin Connolly, Kevin Mc Gee and Sean Hallinan, Cormac Hallinan, Stephen Mulligan and Eamonn Kilgannon.
BEST wishes to Cahán Hallinan who is part of the Irish boxing team that will travel to Portugal on December 13. Cahán will compete in the under 18 competition at 69kg weight level. He is a member of the Ardnaree boxing club. WELL done to Eamonn Healy, Australia who won €215 in our 50/50 draw. Next draw on Sunday 16. Thanks for your support.
Ladies - Our sincere thanks to Joanne McAndrew, Jackie Donlon, Mary Scott, Leah Kelly and Cassandra McCloat all of whom represented our club at the Sligo Ladies Co. Bd. “Strictly come Dancing” fundraiser which was held in the Clayton Hotel on Friday last. The five performed together as a group and put on a great performance, as indeed did all of the participants, which contributed to a great nights entertainment. And with the proceeds from the event being divided equally between the participating clubs and the Co. Bd. it means that the club coffers stand to benefit in the process. Well done to all involved in organising the event. They left no stone unturned in putting on a great production and it is a pity that their considerable efforts weren’t better rewarded with a bigger turnout.
Our club also featured in the interval entertainment with underage player Joanne Rowlette featuring among the acts.
Our club AGM is taking place on Thursday the 6th December in the Still Bar at 8pm. More volunteers are needed to help in the day to day running of the club so please email our secretary Joanne if you wish to nominate anyone for any position.
Good luck to Tourlestrane in the All-Ireland Junior Ladies Final which will be held in Ballinasloe on Sunday next.
The St Johns AGM took place last Sunday in The Sligo Park Hotel with a large crowd in attendance. Reports of the activities were presented by the Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Team Managers, Pitch Committee, Lotto Committee, Bord Na nOg, Ladies Football Committee and The Social Committee. Following the reports the following officers were elected for the coming year ; Patrons- Fr Jim Murray, Fr Dominick Gillooly, Fr Steven Walsh and Fr Pat Lombard; Presidents- Paddy Galvin and Gene Flynn; Chairman- Seamus Casey; Vice Chairman- Fergal Kelly ; Secretary- Sarah Mc Namara; Asst. Sec Niamh Walsh; Treasurer- Sean Reilly; Asst Geraldine Gordon; Co Board Rep Charlie Jordan; Irish Officer- Olivia Flannery; Insurance Officer- Colm Nevin; PRO- Tommy Mc Manus; Asst James Conneely; Coaching Officer- Gerry Quinn; Substance Abuse OfficerGerard Egan; Health and Welfare Officer- Shauna Lineen; Children’s Officers- Ciaran Feeney (Boys), Olivia Flannery(Girls); Registrar-Fergal Henry; Development Officer- Niall Gordon; Pitch Committee Chairman- Niall Gordon; Social Committee Chairman- John Greene; IT Committee Chairman- James Conneely
Bord Na nOg Chairman- Fergal Kelly; Vice Chairman- Ciaran Feeney; Sec –Liam Cashell; Girls Section- Chairperson- Liam Kelly; Vice – Olivia Flannery; Sec- Victoria Mc Guinness; Treasurer- Angela Kelly;
In concluding the meeting the Chairman Seamus Casey proposed a vote of sympathy to all club members who had suffered bereavements during the year and thanked all for attending.
The St John’s Lotto Jackpot was not won in the draw that took place in The Clubhouse, Cuilbeg on Sat Nov 24th when the numbers drawn were 9, 12, 20 and 29. The winners of the E25 consolation prizes were Anne Quinn, Moloway Place; Mary Kilcoyne, C/O Clifford Electrical; Alison Foley, C/O The Crozon Inn and Senan Dempsey, Killala, Co Mayo. The next draw for a massive Jackpot prize of E12,650 will take place next Sat Dec 8th in Cannings House and Garden, Cornageeha. Tickets at E2 each or 3 for E5 can be purchased at Molly Fulltons,
Carraroe; Gerry Mc Morrow’s shop, Cairns Rd; Clifford Electrical, Carraroe; The Blue Lagoon, Riverside; Canning’s House and Garden, Cornageeha and The Crozon Inn, Caltragh or from club members. So to be in with a chance of winning that big prize to liven up the Christmas be sure to get your ticket early as if you are not in you cannot win !
The St John’s club extend sympathy to Martin Keaney and family on the recent death of his brother in Leitrim and to Stephen Carty and family on the death of his father.
Congratulations to senior footballer Thomas Kelly who passed out from Templemore Garda Training College on Friday – yet another St Johns man joining the Boys in Blue
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ANYONE interested in getting involved with the underage structure in Si Michael’s for 2019. Please contact coaching officer Brian Taaffe. THE AGM taken place on Tuesday 4th December in the new conference center in the units at 8.30 sharp. All players are asked to attend and parents of all underage players. LOTTO numbers for this week are 18.104.22.168. There was no Jackpot winner or match 3. Drawn winners who receive €25 each are Sharøn McCormack Kilross. Seamus McKenny Lavalley. Brendan McCarrick Ballygawley. Michael O’Connor Killery. Next weeks draw Innishfree Bar Ballintogher. Jackpot now stands at €10,000. The club wish to thank everyone for their continued support. THE club wish to express sympathy to the Mulvaney Family Cranmore Sligo on the death of Eamonn Mulvaney.
ST. MOLAISE GAELS
The AGM of the Club will take place this Tuesday next Dec 4th at 8.00pm in the Clubhouse. We hope to see a good turnout of Players, Coaches and Members on the night.
Our Club Lotto Draw takes place on Tuesday next Dec 11th at 8.30pm. The Jackpot now stands at €3,100. If there is no jackpot winner then we will draw 3 €100 Vouchers to mark our final draw before Christmas. Thank You to everyone for their support for this important fundraiser during 2018 and thank you to Supervalu and Londis Grange for their continued support.
The Quiz finals of Bord na nOg re scheduled for Sunday next Dec 9th in Ballintogher at 4.00pm.
JOKER Jackpot St Pat’s Joker Jackpot now stands @ €3100 as their was no winner in the latest draw. Next draw takes place in the Beach Bar on Saturday December 15th @ 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 weekends draw were Audrie Kee, Martin Giblin, & Justin Kelly.
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 CONGRATS Congrats to Micheál Kearins who was honoured by Sligo County Board on Friday last in the Sligo GAA Centre Of Excellence Scarden. A plaque was unveiled to honour his achievement of being Ireland’s top scorer in 1968 with a tally of 2 goals and 125 points in the season. All at they club wish Micheál well on his honour.
BLOOD Donation Day St Pat’s will host the the Irish Blood Transfusion Clinic on Tuesday 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.
ST Pat’s A.G.M St Pat’s will hold their A.G.M on Sunday December 9th @ 3pm in the Community Centre. All members are asked to attend and new members are more than welcome. THANKS A big thank you to Ted Maloney who represented St Pat’s in the SLGFA Strictly Come Dancing on Friday last in the Clayton Hotel. Well done Ted
WE are one week away from taking part in an All Ireland Final in Tourlestrane and to say we are excited is an understatement ! We are thrilled, but most of all we are proud . Proud of our 30 strong team of girls and their 3 managers that have given our little parish and club the belief that dreams really can come true . This Tourlestrane ladies team have reached the ultimate club day out by sheer determination and hard work and they deserve to be there. The girls are travelling to Ballinasloe next Sunday followed and hailed as heroes regardless of the outcome by a band of the very best supporters they could wish for . They play Glanmire Ladies of Cork and as they said any team that make it to this level will be tough but our girls intend to rise to the challenge. Meanwhile Christmas is put on hold for now in Tourlestrane club and in place of trees tinsel and lights every house is still adorned in a sea of green and gold ! We send a heartfelt thanks to all the local businesses who have come on board and sponsored the team in their quest for victory . As Fr Glynn who prayed and spoke of them at mass today said our girls will wear the Tourlestrane crest with pride and we shall cheer them on, our hearts bursting with equal pride, from those that have gone before us cheering on from the Heavens to those that will be future club players Maith sibh cailíní you have treated us to the best ! THE Final Whistle Ocean Fm Sport programme is being broadcast next Thursday night live from Flynn’s Aclare when Austin O Callaghan is travelling out to take part in the build up to the match and all are invited to come along and join in the fun. Come along any time from 7pm . SYMPATHY is extended to the Kildunne family of Corray on the passing of their mother Mary Kildunne.
ALSO to the Waters family Cloonbarry on the sudden passing of Tommy Snr. And to the Simpson family of Corray on the passing of their mother Iris. Ar dheis Dé go raibh siad.