AbbVie reach Connacht Interfirms Final
Best of luck to Sligo Senior Football Team sponsors, AbbVie who play Galway Gardaí in the Connacht Interfirms Final on Monday 9th December. Throw-in at 7.30pm in Aghamore, Co. Mayo.

Last updated 06/12/2019 @ 11:49 Read More >>


Dates for the 2020 Kelloggs Cúl Camps
The dates for the Kelloggs Cúl Camps in 2020 have been released;
See below

Cul Camp

Venue

Start Date

End Date

Tourlestrane

Tourlestrane

29/06/2020

03/07/2020

Geevagh

Geevagh

29/06/2020

03/07/2020

Coolera/Strandhill

Scarden

29/06/2020

03/07/2020

Easkey

Easkey

29/06/2020

03/07/2020

St.Mary's

Kent Park

06/07/2020

10/07/2020

Eastern Harps

Keash

06/07/2020

10/07/2020

Tubbercurry

Kilcoyne Park

06/07/2020

10/07/2020

Castleconnor

Castleconnor

06/07/2020

10/07/2020

St Michaels

St Michaels

13/07/2020

17/07/2020

Drumcliffe/Rosses Point

Oxfield

13/07/2020

17/07/2020

Ballymote

Ballymote

13/07/2020

17/07/2020

St Johns

Stenson Park

13/07/2020

17/07/2020

Enniscrone/Kilglass

Enniscrone/Kilglass

20/07/2020

24/07/2020

St.Molaise Gaels

St.Molaise Gaels

20/07/2020

24/07/2020

Shamrock Gaels

Shamrock Gaels

20/07/2020

24/07/2020

Calry/St Josephs

Hazelwood

20/07/2020

24/07/2020

St Patrick's

St. Patrick's

27/07/2020

31/07/2020

Owenmore Gaels

Connolly Park

27/07/2020

31/07/2020

Curry

Curry

27/07/2020

31/07/2020

Coolaney/Mullinabreena

Coolaney

27/07/2020

31/07/2020

Scarden

Scarden

13/08/2020

17/08/2020


Last updated 05/12/2019 @ 16:05 Read More >>


AbbVie in Connacht Interfirms semi-final
Best of luck to our Senior Football Sponsors AbbVie who play Baxter in the Connacht Junior Interfirms Football semi final tonight at 8.15pm in Tourlestrane GAA

Last updated 02/12/2019 @ 12:24 Read More >>


James Weir interview on gaa.ie

By John Harrington

By any metric, 2019 has been an incredible year for James Weir.

Aged just 19, he captained the Sligo hurlers to a Nicky Rackard Cup success that no-one outside of the camp would have predicted at the start of the season.

He was then rewarded for his excellent performances in defence by winning a place on the 2019 Champions 15 team that was made up of the best hurlers from the Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard, and Lory Meagher Cup.

And now the icing on top of an already sweet cake has been his inclusion on the PwC Hurling All-Stars touring party that arrived in Abu Dhabi last night.

In tomorrow’s PwC All-Stars match he’ll get the chance to test himself against household hurling names he’s only ever previously viewed from a distance.

“It's great to be out here in Abu Dhabi in the good weather and hanging out with all the Liam MacCarthy Cup boys,” said Weir.

“It's cool. If someone had said I'd be out there at the start of the year I'd have laughed at them.

“I'm looking forward to the match now and getting to play with fellas you'd normally be going to Croke Park to watch. It'll be cool to be on the same pitch as them.”

Sligo’s achievement in winning the Nicky Rackard Cup his year is all the more laudable considering they won the Lory Meagher Cup in 2018.

Consolidation in the Rackard Cup would have been regarded as progress for the newly promoted team, so to win it exceeded most people’s expectations.

“It hasn't really sunk in yet,” admits Weir. “Getting to Croke Park again was a big thing for us but to go on and win it was a very good achievement because no-one really gave us a chance. I think we were 40-1 outsiders before the first game against Louth to win it at all.

“Even going into the Final we were big outsiders. So to pull it off was a major achievement for us.

“It was special. There was a serious crowd of Sligo supporters compared to the previous year at the Lory Meagher Cup Final. Hurling in Sligo has come on an awful lot in the last three or so years and the support we're getting every year is growing.

“At the Final this year there was as serious crowd so hopefully they will get behind us even more now next year when we're in the Christy Ring Cup.”

Sligo captain James Weir lifts the Nicky Rackard Cup after the 2019 Nicky Rackard Cup Final match between Armagh and Sligo at Croke Park in Dublin. 
Sligo captain James Weir lifts the Nicky Rackard Cup after the 2019 Nicky Rackard Cup Final match between Armagh and Sligo at Croke Park in Dublin. 

Sligo’s improvement as a hurling county hasn’t happened by accident. It’s the product of a sustained focus on improving the quality of underage coaching.

“There's more work being done to promote hurling in the county and there's more funding going into hurling development at underage level,” says Weir.

“Most clubs now in Sligo would have an underage hurling team which wouldn't have been the case before. A lot of hard work has gone into hurling in the county over the course of the last 10 years in terms of underage coaching and it's all starting to come through now.

“We were probably the first group to get brought into that system and we're starting to reap the rewards of it.”

The prospect of Sligo competing in the Christy Ring Cup would have seemed very unlikely little over a year ago, but that’s the challenge that faces them in 2020.

As far as Weir is concerned, it’s one that should be relished rather than feared.

“We got the group three weeks ago and we're in with Derry, Wicklow, and Offaly, so they're three big challenges,” he says.

“Derry and Wicklow have been there or thereabouts in “The Christy Ring Cup for the last few years and then you have Offaly coming down from the Joe McDonagh.

“It's a big task for us, but we want to keep driving the thing on. It's a great challenge for us to play a county like Offaly in the Championship.

“20 years ago no-one would thought that could ever happen. It's great to look forward to.”

Last updated 28/11/2019 @ 13:00 Read More >>


U20 and Minor management

The Sligo Football management teams for 2020 for the U20 and Minor grades were ratified at the county committee meeting by the clubs at Wednesday nights meeting. 

U20
Manager                    Desi Sloyane     
Selectors                   Michael McNamara, Con O'Meara
Coach                       Charlie Harrison     
Liaison/Logistics        Richard Kennedy

Minor
Manager                   Darragh Fallon
Selectors                  Damian Eames, Barry Kilcoyne
Coaches                   Aran McGowan, Pat Kilcoyne          
Nutrition                  Emma Brennan     
Physio                     Callum Muldoon
Video                      James Conlon     
S&C                        Louise Keane
Player Welfare        Tommy Gallagher
Operations              John Foy
    

Last updated 28/11/2019 @ 07:46 Read More >>


James Weir is on his way

The 2019 PWC All Stars are on the way this morning to start their tour. James Weir has been added to the touring panel and headed from Dublin airport this morning.

Taken from GAA.ie

A 27-strong panel, including some of the biggest names in hurling, today flew out from Dublin travelling to Abu Dhabi where they will embark on a five-day PwC All-Star hurling tour.

The touring panel is made up of 2018 and 2019 All-Stars and nominees and it also includes a number of representatives from the Champions 15 team.

In all there are players from 13 different counties in the travelling party, with the feature event scheduled for the Zayed Sports City on Saturday afternoon (local time) where exhibition hurling and camogie matches will be played by local players before a game between the visiting All-Star teams.

All-Ireland winning manager Liam Sheedy will manage the 2019 selection with former Cork manager John Meyler looking after the 2018 team.

Referee James Owens is joined on the tour by David Gough and Conor Lane.

A highlight of the tour will be the post-match reception which will be hosted by the Irish Ambassador to the U.A.E, Mr. Aidan Cronin, at his residence on Saturday evening.

The Middle East GAA Board and Abu Dhabi Na Fianna will host the touring party.

2018/2019 PwC All-Star Hurling Tour Panel

Seán Finn (Limerick)

Declan Hannon (Limerick)

Dan Morrissey (Limerick)

Cian Lynch (Limerick)

Darragh Fitzgibbon (Cork)

Peter Duggan (Clare)

Séamus Harnedy (Cork)

Patrick Horgan (Cork)

John Conlon (Clare)

Graeme Mulcahy (Limerick)

Cathal Barrett (Tipperary)

Padraig Maher (Tipperary)

Noel McGrath (Tipperary)

Diarmuid O’Keeffe (Wexford)

Lee Chin (Wexford)

Séamus Callanan (Tipperary)

Patrick Purcell (Laois) 

Shane Conway (Kerry)

Killian Doyle (Westmeath)

Enda Rowland (Laois)

Neil McManus (Antrim)

Declan Coulter (Donegal)

Patrick McKenna (Kildare)

Edward Byrne (Carlow)

Anthony Nash (Cork)

John McGrath (Tipperary)

James Weir (Sligo)

Referees: James Owens, Conor Lane and David Gough.

Last updated 27/11/2019 @ 11:45 Read More >>