Lory Meagher and Celtic Challenge Presentation night - April 27
Derek McGrath, the hugely popular former Waterford senior hurling manager, will be the special guest speaker as the Lory Meagher Cup-winning Sligo team from 2018 are honoured at a celebration function at the Clayton Hotel on Saturday, April 27th.

After captivating an audience of thousands as the keynote speaker at the GAA's annual Coaching Conference in Croke Park in January, Derek will make the long journey to Sligo to present the medals to the Sligo squad that captured the Lory Meagher Cup for the very first time in Croke Park in June of last year.

Having guided Waterford to a National League title and an appearance in the All-Ireland final during his , the Sligo GAA community are privileged to have a special guest of such passion, inspiration and distinction available to speak to Sligo GAA players, parents and coaches in what is sure to be an evening to remember.

The event is open to all, and tickets are available from any members of the victorious panel, from the Sligo GAA Centre in Scarden, from Shoot The Crows bar on Grattan Street in Sligo town, or from the Clayton Hotel.

Tickets are priced at €30 and this includes a sumptuous three-course meal at the ballroom in the Clayton, main sponsors of the Sligo senior hurling team for 2019.

The Sligo U17 hurling team that claimed victory in the national Celtic Challenge competition in 2018 will also be honoured by Derek on the night.

For more details contact Darragh Cox on 0872575020.

Last updated 15/04/2019 @ 13:03 Read More >>


NHL 3B FINAL: Sligo 3-10 v Longford 2-15

The Sligo hurlers arrived in Bekan with a 100% record in the league unfortunately Longford got revenge for last weeks defeat to win the league final. On a day of extreme weather swings with hail and sleet followed by sun, a very strong crossfield wind made shooting for scores a lottery. Longford got off to a flyer with early scores. Joe Starr responded for Sligo after being well blocked for a goal attempt earlier. Gerard O’Kelly Lynch, provided a second from a long range free but then Longford though David Buckley scored an outstanding individual goal. Sligo hung in and scored 2 points from frees by Eoin Comerford and O’Kelly Lynch. We were fortunate to turn over trailing 1-5 v 0-4.

Kevin Gilmartin got an early goal but Longford continued to maintain the lead however a Gerard O’Kelly Lynch goal put Sligo in front with 12 to go. Longford responded brillantly with two long range frees. Gilmartin goaled again, with a few minutes again. O’Kelly Lynch was required to score a last minute free to bring the game into extra time with the score of 3-6 v 1-12.

Longford started in quick fire fashion and had 1-1 scored in the first two minutes of the added time. It took Sligo a good time to get up the field but Kevin Banks than struck for a long range point so with 10 minutes to go we trailed 3-8 v 2-14. Sligo went on the attack for the last number of minutes with O’Kelly Lynch going close twice with the second shaving the crossbar. Unfortunately we could not get the decisive score and Longford were crowned champions for 2019.

Scorers for Sligo: Gerard O'Kelly Lynch 1-7 (5fs), Kevin Gilmartin 2-0, Eoin Comerford (f), Kevin Banks and Joe Starr 0-1 each.

LONGFORD: Éanna Daly; Cian McLoughlin, Gerard Moore, Paddy Corcoran; Johnny Casey, Karl Murray, Bart Hanley;Paul Barden, David Buckley; Cian Kavanagh, Cathal Mullane, Reuben Murray; Shane O'Brien, Enda Naughton, John Mulhern.

Subs: Daniel Connell for Mulhern (57), Alan Sorohan for O'Brien (66), John Mulhern for Kavanagh (84), Paul Leonard for Buckley (90).

SLIGO: Kevin Brennan; Tommy Kelly, James Weir, Danny Keown; Gerard O'Kelly Lynch, Liam Reidy, Kevin Banks; Ronan Cox, Brian Shannon; Gary Cadden, Kieran Prior, Eoin Comerford; Kevin O'Kennedy, Kevin Gilmartin, Joe Starr.

Subs: Tony O'Kelly Lynch for Shannon (25-half-time, blood-sub), Tony O'Kelly Lynch for Comerford (half-time), Joe McHugh for Prior (44), Rory McHugh for O'Kennedy (53), Niall McDermott for Kelly (77), Kieran Prior for Cadden (83)

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NHL 3B: Sligo 4-19 v Cavan 2-6
At Kent Park on Sunday the county hurlers maintained their 100% record and with it guaranteed their place in the 3B league final in March. 
With a strong wind blowing into the town end it was important for whoever had it first to make full use of it. Sligo did this with aplomb.
Keith Raymond passed a late fitness test and started at full forward. Sligo were out of the blocks as soon as the whistle blew and 2 quick points from Gerard O'Kelly Lynch and Eoin Comerford who was unerring from frees all day got the ball rolling. A good ball in from Kieran Prior saw Raymond grab the sliotar, turn and drive to the net in the 4th minute. He had his second 3 minutes later from a penalty after Kevin O'Kennedy was sent somersautling through the air after a good passing move. A number of Eoin Comerford frees from a number of ranges and angles were scored before Keith had his hat trick in the 16th minute when he latched onto a rebound following a good save from Sheridan from Ronan Cox effort. Two points from play from Gerard O, the second from midfield and another from Raymond along with a number of Comerford frees left us with a substantial lead of 3-12 v 1-0, Hugh Briody striking to the roof of the net before the end of the half.
The debate at half time was would the visitors be able to pull back the lead. They did score 1-2 without reply in the first few minutes of the half but once their centre forward Conneelly saw red in the 46th minute it was as good as game over. Manager Daithí Hand was able to use the full compliment of his subs with Kevin Gilmartin latching on to a loose sliotar and first timing it to the bottom corner of the net in the 60th minute.

Scorers - Sligo: K Raymond (1-0 pen) 3-2; E Comerford (9f) 0-9; G O'Kelly-Lynch 0-4; K Gilmartin 1-0; K Prior 0-2; K O'Kennedy and J Starr 0-1 each. Cavan: H Briody 2-0; J Sheanon (3f) 0-4; C Carney 0-2.

Sligo - K Brennan; D Keown, J Weir, T Brennan; G O'Kelly-Lynch, L Reidy, K Banks; R Cox, B Shannon; G Cadden, K Prior, E Comerford; J Starr, K Raymond, K O'Kennedy. Subs: N Feehily for Keown (43), K Gilmartin  for Cadden (49), T O'Kelly-Lynch for Comerford (53), R Brennan for O'Kennedy (60), C Jordan for T Brennan (61).

Cavan - D Sheridan; M Moffett, M Hayes, D Brady; R O'Hagan, A Sheridan, C Kelly; P Sheridan, J Sheanon; D Carney, K Conneely, E Hill; C Carney, H Briody, D O'Reilly. Subs: N Neary for O'Hagan (h-t), E Shalvey for Hill (43), J Barry for O'Reilly (50), J Carney for Briody (58).


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NHL 3B : Sligo 2-14 v Fermanagh 1-16

Allianz NHL Division 3B

 

Sligo 2-14

Fermanagh 1-16

 

Substitute Ruairi Brennan settled a tight contest at Kent Park with an injury-time point, as Sligo got off to a winning start against the Erne men.

Brennan struck the decisive score seconds after Fermanagh thought they had earned a draw with a brilliant goal from Declan McGarry.

Sligo seemed to have had done enough prior to that, with a goal from Joe Starr and points from debutant Kevin O’Kennedy, Tony O’Kelly-Lynch and Brennan edging them four clear late on.

But midfielder Rian Ó Buaigh kept the visitors in touch with a personal tally of eight points, and McGarry’s strike ensured a dramatic finish.

The hosts led by a point at the break, 1-4 to 0-6, with Gary Cadden’s goal separating the sides - his effort deceiving goalkeeper Mark Curry, who was under pressure from O’Kennedy.

Keith Raymond, captain Eoin Comerford and O’Kelly-Lynch were all on the mark in the opening period for the Yeats men, though Comerford was off-target from a penalty awarded after Brian Shannon was fouled.

John Duffy hit two points for Fermanagh, with Barry McPhilips, Caolan Duffy and Ó Buaigh also pointing from play.

The Ulster county started the second half well, but Starr’s goal put Sligo back on course.

 

SLIGO: Kevan Brennan; Tommy Kelly, James Weir, Cathal Jordan; Mark Comerford, Liam Reidy, Kevin Banks; Keith Raymond (0-1), Gary Cadden (1-1); Eoin Comerford (Captain 0-1), Kevin O’Kennedy (0-2), Brian Shannon; Tony O’Kelly-Lynch (0-2), David Collery, Joe Starr (1-2).

Subs: Kieran Prior (0-1) for Kelly (ht), Ruairi Brennan (0-4) for E Comerford (ht), Tom Brennan for Jordan (48), Niall McDermott for Collery (52), Luke Comerford, Donall Hanley, Tommy O’Callaghan, Danny Keown, Tom Armstrong, Niall Campbell, Shane Brenan.

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Summerhill win Mayo Junior Hurling Championship

Mayo Junior Hurling Championship Shield Final

 

Summerhill College, Sligo 4-7

Ballyhaunis Community School 1-3

 

Summerhill College claimed the Mayo Junior Hurling Shield for the first time at the Connacht GAA Centre in Bekan on Tuesday, thanks to a strong second half showing against a skilful Ballyhaunis Community School.

There was little to separate the sides in the opening period, with two opportunistic goals from alert corner-forward Jamie Walsh, and some strong defensive performances narrowly edging the Sligo school into a one-point, 2-1 to 1-3 half-time lead in a low-scoring affair.

But with the considerable wind advantage blowing at their backs in the second half, Summerhill took full control to hit 2-6 without reply, as their defence remained resolute.

Goalkeeper Mark McDaniel, full-back Peter Meehan and corner-back Max Burns-Flynn all had to make last-ditch blocks to deny certain goals as Ballyhaunis impressed in the first period.

Cormac Heneghan led the charge for Summerhill at the other end with a strong first half performance.

After the break midfielders Canice Mulligan and Paul O’Brien, defenders Thomas Davis and Adam Connolly, centre-forward Robert O’Kelly-Lynch and substitute Donnchadh O’Brien all impressed as Summerhill dominated.

And captain Oileann Mulligan was presented with the trophy after the game after a faultless display at centre-back.

The Summerhill team was managed by teachers Damian Keenan and Eoin Doherty, and coached by Sligo Hurling GPO Darragh Cox.

It’s the second year in a row that Summerhill have claimed a hurling title in the annual Mayo competitions, with the school’s senior team managed by Shane Reynolds and Benny Kenny winning the Senior Shield last year.

 Summerhill: Mark McDaniel; Shane Harte, Peter Meehan, Max Burns-Flynn; Adam Connolly, Oileann Mulligan (captain 0-1), Thomas Davis; Paul O’Brien (0-1), Canice Mulligan (1-0); Cormac Heneghan (0-1), Robert O’Kelly-Lynch (1-1), Nathan McArdle (0-3, 2f); Corey O’Dowd, Cian Oates, Jamie Walsh (2-0).

Subs used: Donnchadh O’Brien, Michael Carroll, John Hansbury, Joe Campbell, Dylan McGee.

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Sligo u8/u10 Hurling blitzes 2018

Sligo u8/u10 Hurling blitzes 2018

 

 

Wednesday 30th May     Round 1                                              

Group 1 Venue Oxfield                                                 Group 2 Venue Ransboro

Benbullben Gaels                                                             Coolera/Strandhill

Calry St Josephs                                                                Tourlestrane

 Western Gaels                                                                 Castleconnor

                                                                                                Easkey

 

Group 3 Venue Tubbercurry  

Tubbercurry

St Molaise Gaels

Naomh Eoin

 

Wendesday 13th June Round 2

Group 1 venue Hazelwood                                          Group 2 Venue Easkey

Calry St Joseph                                                                 Easkey                                 

Benbullben Gaels                                                             Naomh Eoin

Tubbercurry                                                                       Tourlestrane

St Molaise Gaels                                                              

 

Group 3 Venue Castleconnor

Castleconnor

Western Gaels

Coolera/Strandhill

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 20th June Round 3

Group 1 venue Tourlestrane                                                       Group 2 Venue Grange

Tourlestrane                                                                                      St Molaise Gaels

Tubbercurry                                                                                       Naomh Eoin

Calry St Josephs                                                                                Coolera/strandhill

Castleconnor                                                                                    

 

Group 3 Venue Western Gaels

Western Gaels

Easkey

Benbullben Gaels

 

Saturday 14th July  Round 4

All Clubs to attend a blitz Day in Scarden

 

Wednesday 18th July Round 5

U10 Ground hurling competition in Scarden

Group 1                                                                                                Group 2

Benbulben Gaels                                                                             Tubbercurry

Naomh Eoin                                                                                       Coolera/Strandhill

Tourlastrane                                                                                      Western Gaels

Easkey                                                                                               Castleconnor

St Molaise Gaels                                                                              Calry/St Josephs

 

Each team in the Groups plays each other.

Top team from each group play in the cup final

Second team in the group play for the Sheild Final

Third team in each group play for the Plate final.

Group games will be only 12 minutes 

The finals will be 15 minutes 

Last updated 23/05/2018 @ 09:57 Read More >>