Upcoming Fixtures
Mon 28 Sep
Expert Electrical U-12 Hurling RD - Shield Final
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
V
Easkey
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence Pitch 2 - @ 6 00
Ref - P. Maguire
Wed 30 Sep
Expert Electrical U-12 Hurling RD - Final
Western Gaels
V
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA club
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence Pitch 2 - @ 6 30
Ref -
Latest Results
Sun 27 Sep
Expert Electrical Sligo U-14 A Championship RD - Semi Final
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA club
1 - 14    1 - 7
St Mary's
Oxfield Park
Ref - Declan O Boyle
Expert Electrical U-14 B Championship RD - Semi Final
Owenmore Gaels
3 - 7    9 - 9
St John's
Connolly Park
Ref - Keith Henry
Expert Electrical U-14 B Championship RD - Plate Semi Final
Easkey/St Farnan's
11 - 10    3 - 3
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
Easkey
Ref -
Abbott Cup RD - Semi Final 2
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
w/o    src
St John's
Tourlestrane
Ref -
Senior Hurling Championship RD - Final
Naomh Eoin
2 - 13    1 - 17
Easkey
Markievicz Park
Ref - Ciaran O Donnell
Expert Electrical U-14 B Championship RD - Semi Final
Shamrock Gaels/Gaeil na Seamróige
6 - 14    0 - 8
Coolaney/Mullinabreena
Shamrock Gaels Park
Ref - Joe Hynes
Expert Electrical U-14 B Championship RD - Plate Semi Final
Ballymote/Bunninadden
4 - 13    4 - 7
Castleconnor G.A.A Club
Corran Park
Ref - Declan Haran
Expert Electrical U-14 B Championship RD - Shield Semi Final
Curry/Curraigh
3 - 8    2 - 7
St Patrick's
Curry
Ref - Pat Normanly
Expert Electrical U-14 B Championship RD - Shield Semi Final
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
3 - 8    0 - 11
Tubbercurry/Cloonacool
Ransboro Park
Ref - Gavin Cawley
Sat 26 Sep
Connacht Gold Junior B Football Championship RD - Final
Coolaney/Mullinabreena
1 - 14    1 - 14
St Farnan's
Markievicz Park
Ref - Joe Hynes
Kiernan Cup RD - Semi Final 1
Shamrock Gaels/Gaeil na Seamróige
0 - 6    1 - 7
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
Shamrock Gaels Park
Ref - Ciaran Mc Govern
Benson Cup RD - Semi Final 1
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA club
w/o    src
Owenmore Gaels
Oxfield Park
Ref -
Benson Cup RD - Semi Final 2
Geevagh
3 - 7    1 - 15
Curry/Curraigh
Geevagh
Ref - Gavin Cawley
Fri 25 Sep
(Expert Electrical Sligo U-16 B Championship RD - Shield Final
Coolaney/Mullinabreena
4 - 8    1 - 11
Eastern Harps
Bunninadden Community Park
Ref - Pat Normanly
Expert Electrical Sligo U-16 A Championship RD - Shield Final
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA club
4 - 13    3 - 5
Tubbercurry/Cloonacool
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence Pitch 2
Ref - Gavin Cawley
(Expert Electrical Sligo U-16 B Championship RD - Final
Enniscrone Kilglass / St Patrick's
2 - 10    2 - 11
Easkey/St Farnan's
Tourlestrane
Ref - John Gilmartin



Sligo SHC Final - Easkey 1-17 v Naomh Eoin 2-13 mainnews


Easkey are Sligo hurling champions for 2020 ending a 57 year wait. More importantly their team which were favourites last year came good this year and used that hurt to drive them to victory. Naomh Eoin defence were heroic throughout though they were helped at times by some careless shooting by Easkey but the same can be said of the Easkey defence who completely snuffed out the Naoomh Eoin attack in the second half. 

This was an excellent game throughout and the closeness of the game added even more to the event. Éanna Moylan got the first score of the game emerging from a crowd of players to calmly put over the bar. Ryan Feehily who would have been close to man of the match if Naomh Eoin emerged victorious scored from long range in the 6th minute. 

It was obvious early on that both full back lines were in trouble when long ball was sent in. Rory McHugh who won the player of the match award put over a 65 which was cancelled out by Gerard O'Kelly Lynch free. Andy Kilcullen in the 13th minute who was in front at all times scored a point from play. From the subsequent puck out the sliotar was sent in and from the full back and full forward line Kilcullen came barrelling out and had the smarts to realise that Darragh Cawley and Feehily were ready to hook so he let fly with his right foot across the keeper into the side netting of the dressing room goals. In fairness to the town side they responded instantly with a O'Kelly Lynch free before the water break. 

Naomh Eoin had their best quarter after the water break and Ryan Feehily again put over another long range point. This was followed by O'Kelly Lynch and Kilcullen trading points. There was another free for Naomh Eoin scored and then a point from play by Gerard O'Kelly Lynch. Then a 90 second spell saw Naomh Eoin take the lead for the first time in the game going into added time in the half. First Arthur Wall last years goal scoring hero was hooked after a mix up in the full back line, he prodded the sliotar forward and swung on the ground which went in under Gordons hurl in the Easkey goal. Their second goal was as good a goal seen in a Sligo county final. Great hooking and blocking by the Naomh Eoin half back line (Feehily without a hurl for most of it) saw the ball being delivered in and two flicks later it was in young Liam O'Kelly Lynchs hand and he drove across the keeper from the 13 metre line to the top left corner of the town goal. The sides traded frees before the half time break where Naomh Eoin lead 2-8 v 1-7.

Easkey came out determined and for the first quarter cut down on the wides and had drawn level with points from McHugh (2 frees), James Weir, captain Finnian Cawley . The pain from last years defeat was definitely driving the Easkey lads on as they were emerging from most of the rucks with the sliotar. No ball into the Naomh Eoin forwards was sticking. The depth of the Easkey panel was also in evidence. With the sides level at the water break it was looking like a draw was a huge possibility. 

Easkeys shooting was poor again at the start of the last 15 hitting 4 quick wides. Naomh Eoin were too dependent on Gerard O'Kelly Lynch frees with none of them inside the Easkey 65. However despite that Naomh Eoin were leading by one going into the additional times as O'Kelly Lynch struck over a 65 in response to a good Mikey Gordon point from play. James Weir drew the sides level with the 3 minutes of additional starting. It seemed that a draw was going to be the result but Thomas Cawley who had only come on, having not been able to start due to an injury let fly from right on the sideline under the stands between the 45 and 65 and drove it straight through the posts. It was an excellent strike to win a game and was only right that such a good score would settle this gripping contest. Shortly after Ciaran O'Donnell blew the final whistle to the joy of the lads from west Sligo to the delirium of their supporters.

After the game the cup was presented to Finnian Cawley by county board chairman Brendan Leonard.

Scorers

Easkey - Rory McHugh 0-8 (5f 1x65), Andrew Kilcullen 1-2, James Weir, Mikey Gordon 0-2 each, Éanna Moylan, Finnian Cawley, Thomas Cawley 0-1 each.

Naomh Eoin - Gerard O'Kelly Lynch 0-11 (9f 1x65), Arthur Wall, Liam O'Kelly Lynch 1-0 each, Ryan Feehily 0-2



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Connacht Gold JFC B Final - St.Farnan's 1-14 v Coolaney/Mullinabreena 1-14 mainnews


At the water break in the first half Farnan's lead 1-9 v 0-1 and were good value for it too but only scored 5 for the rest of the game whilst Mullinabreena slowly clawed their way back into the game but even in injury time at the end of the game they still had to score 1-2 with the equaliser coming from a long range free from their goal keeper Lorcan Callaghan. 

David Culkin had a first half he will remember forever scoring 5 from 6 attempts in the first half, all from play. Paul Connolly got the first score of the game within 10 seconds of the throw in for Coolaney/Mullinbreena but their slow build up and over reliance on short passing and nothing sticking for their full forward line meant Farnans were in total command. Shane Feeney who won player of the match responded from the kickout. Culkin had two from play when a good turn and run by Tomás Ryan saw him passing across goal to Karl Hannon who rolled the ball into the left corner of the dressing room goals. Declan Cawley, Ryan, Hannon and another two from Culkin saw them to the water break in command. Brian Marren scored a good long range point for the south Sligo side which put a stop to the Farnans scoring. 

Alan Duggan came into the game and scored from play. Matthew Conlon who proved unerring from frees all evening scored three before the halftime whistle with Keith Lang responding for Farnans and again Culkin saw the the lead a fairly commanding 1-11 v 0-6. It looked a tough ask to see them coming back but the last 10 minutes of the half was more direct from Mullinabreena and their tackling improved significantly. 

They got off to a flier in the second half and were the only scorers before the water break with Farnans down to 14 with a black card. Conlon scored three points and captain Duggan got two from play. Farnans also lost their playmaker in Lang to injury however Tomás Ryan who must have been close to man of the match came to midfield and his ability to hold up the ball and put in good ball to the forwards advantage saw himself and Feeney become very influential for the last 20 minutes. Feeney got their first score of the half on 19 minutes after throwing two excellent dummy solos. He and Conlon traded pointed frees. Feeney and Karl Hannon put them 5 up going into injury time. Padraig Culkin was having a stormer in defence for Farnans cutting off many a dangerous situation.

However a long free deliberately dropped short was deflected to the net via the post by Sean Doyle. It still did not appear to be the case that a draw could be salvaged and when Paul Connolly opted to point in the 37th minute it looked as Farnans would hang on. Direct from the kickout Farnans were penalised and with dissent meant the free was brought forward. It still was just inside the 45 and keeper Callaghan came up to try and save the day. Considering he had narrowly missed two earlier efforts there was no sign of nerves and he pinged it over in the last play of the game which was very enjoyable for all in attendance and was a great advert for the B grade of junior. 

Scorers: 

St.Farnans - David Culkin 0-5, Karl Hannon 1-2, Shane Feeney 0-3 (1f), Keith Lang 0-2 (2f), Declan Cawley 0-1, Tomás Ryan 0-1 (1f)

Coolaney/Mullinabreena - Matthew Conlon 0-7 (7f), Alan Duggan 0-3, Sean Doyle 1-0, Paul Connolly 0-2, Brian Marren 0-1, Lorcan Callaghan 0-1 (1f)



Last updated 26/09/2020 @ 20:38 Read More >>


St. John's GAA Club notes clubnotes
ST JOHNS LOTTO
The ST  Johns LOTTO Jackpot stands at a MASSIVE E15,000 for the draw which takes place on Sat next Sept 26th at 6.00pm in The Clubroom, Cuilbeg. So ensure that your name in in by purchasing your ticket at E2 each or 3 for E5 from any of the following outlets; Cannings House and Garden, Cornageeha; Clifford Electrical, Carraroe; Mc Morrow's Shop, Cairns Road; Molly Fultons Bar and Restaurant, Carraroe; Parse Road Service Station  on Londis Supermarket, Cleveragh Road or from club members or ONLINE. Thanks to all our LOTTO players and good luck in the draw.
UNDER 12 GIRLS
Our U12 gave a fantastic performance on Friday evening but unfortunately they came out the wrong side of a 14-13 scoreline after extra time and a points shootout. It was a tough end to a most enjoyable season.                                                                                   Congratulations to Owenmore Gaels team and management. Thanks to LGFA Chairperson Raymond Carden for his attendance at Stenson Park, which was in splendid shape suited for a county final.                                  We hope all our young ladies will remember the summer of 2020 where they met back up with friends on a Monday evening to play football and have fun with their friends. Thank you to John, Liam and Michelle for their brilliant coaching, Kiera for her massive dedication as Female Liaison Officer, Covid Officer and texter, and Fergal and Peter for huge background work.  
Thank you to all the parents for your support and for your kind messages in appreciation of all those volunteers do for your children. With a panel of 27 U12s, many of whom are underage next year and some moving on to U14, those coaches have instilled in your daughters the value of being part of a team. We hope these young ladies stick at the game, practice all winter with a ball in the garden and off the wall so as to return next season taller, stronger, more skillful and ready to compete for their place on St Johns 2021 teams. 
Please check the St Johns GAA facebook page for some great photos of the final courtesy of Peter Mc H.  
UNDER 12 BOYS
Our U12 A and C teams travelled to Keash to take on Eastern Harps and came away with mixed fortunes with our A team losing by 19 to 14 while the C team got revenge when they won by 20 to 14.
UNDER 14 BOYS
Our U14 boys team scored an impressive victory over a strong Coolera-Strandhill team in Stenson Park on Sunday evening on a scoreline of 4 - 14 to  5 - 8. They now finish joint top of their group level with Shamrock Gaels. Please check out Sligo Gaa fixtures page for date and time of the semi final . Well done to the team and management.
SENIOR FOOTBALL
Our senior team are back in action next Sunday when they take on Tourlestrane in the ABBOTT Cup semi final.


Last updated 23/09/2020 @ 07:43 Read More >>


Sligo Senior Hurling Manager - applications invited mainnews

Sligo County Committee invite applications for the position of the Sligo Senior Hurling Manager for the remainder of their 2020 fixtures, in the Roinn 3B League Final and Christy Ring Cup. 

As this is not a scheduled appointment, the application process has been shortened, and as such, expressions of interest need to be in with Sligo county committee (secretary.sligo@gaa.ie) this Friday September 25th at 5pm

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Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA Club notes clubnotes
Intermediate

Our Intermediate footballers secured their championship status with a 2-17 to 1-9 win over St Michael's in Dromard last Saturday evening. Under pressure in the first half at times, the game was level midway through the opening period but with two goals after half-time and St Michael's finishing the game with 12 players our lads ended as winners. It brings to an end to the season and an ultimately disappointing championship campaign but it is a big relief to retain our championship status after a tough few weeks. Thanks to the management team of Michael Duffy, Fergus Sweeney, Paddy Martin, Declan Hughes and Michael Gordon for their massive effort throughout the year. Thanks also to the panel of players for their time and commitment.

U-16

The Enniscrone/Kilglass/St Patrick's U-16s will play Easkey/St Farnan's in the final of the 'B' Championship. A date, time and venue had yet to be confirmed at the time of writing.

Hurling

Well done to the Western Gaels U-14 hurlers on winning their cup final against Drumcliffe/Rosses Point last Friday.



Last updated 21/09/2020 @ 12:12 Read More >>


Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA Club notes clubnotes

U16 Team

Well done to our U16 team and management after a tough and very intense game with Calry/St Josephs now go on to the U16 B Championship Shield Final on Friday 25 September in Bunninadden Community Park at 5.45

U16 Panel:

Shane Finan, Cian Gallagher, Shane Feely, Eoin Scanlon (1-00), Danny Elfiki, Kevin O’Brien(0-01), Conor Johnston(1-00), Oisin Gorman(0-03), Fionn McDermott (2-0), Eoin Barrett, Jack Coleman, Dylan Hosey, Matthew Miley(2-0), Tadhg Henry, Ciaran Gorman, Kern O’Doherty, Conor Marren.

Ref: Gavin Cawley

 

 

Coolaney/Mullinabreena has previously won the below U16 titles with the last win in 2017:

U16 A2 Championship- 2009, 2010, 2012

U16 B Championship-2001

U16 C League-2007

U16 Division 2 League Shield 2016 & 2017

 


 

 

Well done to our Junior B Team who defeated Coolera/Strandhill in Junior B Championship Semi Final and secured their place in the Junior B Final.

The game took place in lovely weather conditions in Scarden on Saturday evening. Coolaney/Mullinabreena dominated the first quarter with great points from all their forwards.

Coolera/Strandhill gained some momentum after the water break getting a goal and a point, Paul Connolly kept his side in a firm lead with a strong goal.  Daniel Davey added another two points from play before the half time whistle.

Coolaney/Mullinabreena 1-11 Coolera Strandhill 1-05

Second half Coolera/Strandhill tried to recover lost ground from half time, Coolaney/Mullinabreena kept their lead with great play from all of the team especially Paul Connolly, Brian Marren and Keith Kirrane.

In the dying minutes after a hard foul on Conor Feely, Kieran Doddy converted the awarded penalty to give a final score line of:

Coolaney/Mullinabreena 2-17 Coolera/Strandhill 1-10

Team: L. Callaghan, S. Kivlehan, C. O'Dowd, S. Marren(0-01), E. Gorman, S. Walsh, O. O'Slattera, J. Gormley, B. Marren, G. Mullen(0-01), P. Connolly(1-03), A. Duggan(0-02), D. Davey(0-04), S. Doyle (0-02), M. Conlon(0-03)Subs: K. Doddy(1-00) for G. Mullen, B. Kivlehan(0-01) for D. Davey, C. Feely for J. Gormley, C. Davey for M. Conlon.

Ref: Keith Henry

Coolaney/Mullinabreena will now meet St. Farans in the Final to hopefully bridge the gap of 32 years since winning a Junior Title.

Coolaney Mullinabreena won Junior Titles in 1910, 1957, 1968, 1984 and 1988.

Further information will be issued via our social media platforms on ticket availability for both upcoming finals.

Please note due to the ongoing Covid restrictions numbers will be restricted for these games.

 

U12 Team will be back in action this Monday 21 Sept where they play Enniscrone/Kilglass in Nace O’Dowd Park at 6.30

Please adhere to all Covid requirements for this match.

 

U8 & U10 teams will play Tourlestrane in Nace O’Dowd on Tues 22 Sept at 6.30. Please adhere to all Covid requirements for these games.

 

Well done to the St. Nathy’s U12 Team who recently won the U-12 B Plate Final.

Club Sligo 2020 draw has been postponed and we still have some tickets available. Please contact Eugene Henry 087 2447098, Ollie Lee 087 79818277, Brendan Kivlehan 087 2845687, Rose Maloney Quinn 086 4658877
Thank you all for your response to this and your continued support to our great wee club in what has been a difficult year. 

 

Underage Training Schedule:

Nace O’Dowd Park:

U16 & U18 panels - Monday & Thursday at 8pm.

U14 panel - Wednesday at 8pm and Saturday at11.30am.

U12 panel - Tuesday & Thursday at 7.00.

 

Blue Kidz Coaching for our U-6, U-8 and U-10 age groups continues at Nace O’Dowd Park every Saturday for the month of September. New children are always welcome.

 

“The N17 Farmers Market” continues on a weekly basis in Nace O’Dowd Pitch, Achonry every Saturday from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Please adhere to both social distancing requirements and Covid restrictions in place when attending the market. Thank you to all who are supporting this great new venture and to all the helpers who make it possible.



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