Upcoming Fixtures
Sun 17 Oct
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 Football Div B Finals RD - Cup Final
Ballymote/Bunninadden
V
Castleconnor G.A.A Club
Cloonacool Community Park - @ 12 30
Ref - J. Gilmartin
Expert Electrical Sligo U15 Football Div A Finals RD - Shield Final
St Mary's
V
Enniscrone/Kilglass
Easkey - @ 1 00
Ref - C. Martyn
Connacht Gold Junior B Football Championship RD - Final
Eastern Harps
V
Curry/Curraigh
Kilcoyne Park - @ 2 00
Ref - M. Conway
Senior Hurling Championship RD - Semi Final
Easkey
V
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
Kent Park - @ 2 30
Ref - P. Maguire
Connacht Gold Intermediate Football Championship Relegation RD - Relegation Final
Castleconnor G.A.A Club
V
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
Bunninadden Community Park - @ 4 00
Ref - B. Carty
Senior Hurling Championship RD - Semi Final
Naomh Eoin
V
Calry/St Joseph's
Kent Park - @ 4 30
Ref - G. Chapman
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 Football Div B Finals RD - Shield Final
Calry/St Joseph's
V
Coolaney/Mullinabreena
Cloonacool Community Park - @ 4 30
Ref - K. Henry
Sat 23 Oct
Connacht Gold Intermediate Football Championship RD - Final
St Farnan's
V
St Molaise Gaels
Markievicz Park - @ 4 00
Ref - J. Griffin
Sun 24 Oct
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 C Football Championship RD - Semi Final 1
Coolaney/Mullinabreena
V
Geevagh/St. Michaels
Nace O'Dowd Park - @ 11 00 AM
Ref -
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 C Football Championship RD - Semi Final 2
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
V
Calry/St Joseph's
Tourlestrane - @ 11 00 AM
Ref -
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 A Football Championship RD - Quarter Final 1
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA club
V
Enniscrone Kilglass / St Patrick's
Oxfield Park - @ 11 00 AM
Ref -
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 B Football Championship RD - Quarter Final 1
Tubbercurry/Cloonacool
V
Curry/Curraigh
Tubbercurry/Cloonacool - @ 11 00 AM
Ref -
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 A Football Championship RD - Quarter Final 2
Owenmore Gaels
V
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
Connolly Park - @ 11 00 AM
Ref -
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 B Football Championship RD - Quarter Final 2
Castleconnor G.A.A Club
V
Eastern Harps
St.Brendan's GAA Park - @ 11 00 AM
Ref -
Connacht Gold Junior A Football Championship RD - Final
St Michael's/Naomh Mícheál
V
St Patrick's
Markievicz Park - @ 1 30
Ref - K. Henry
Homeland Senior Football Championship RD - Final
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
V
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
Markievicz Park - @ 4 00
Ref - R. Hynes
Latest Results
Sat 16 Oct
Expert Electrical U15 Hurling Champ RD - Cup Semi Final
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
4 - 11    2 - 7
Calry/St Joseph's
Ransboro Park
Ref - Pat Maguire
Homeland Senior Football Championship Relegation RD - Relegation Final
Geevagh
1 - 13    2 - 11
Tubbercurry GAA Club
Nace O'Dowd Park
Ref - Michael Duffy
Expert Electrical Sligo U13 Hurling Finals RD - Shield Final
Easkey
2 - 5    1 - 5
Naomh Eoin
Tourlestrane
Ref - Gus Chapman
Expert Electrical Sligo U15 B Football Championship RD - Cup Final
St Patrick's
2 - 7    4 - 9
Geevagh/St. Michaels
Tourlestrane
Ref - Gavin Cawley
Wed 13 Oct
Expert Electrical Sligo U15 B Football Championship RD - Shield Final
Ballymote/Bunninadden
1 - 2    4 - 14
Calry/St Joseph's
Tourlestrane
Ref - John Gilmartin
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 Hurling Finals RD - Final
Western Gaels
3 - 12    0 - 5
Naomh Eoin
Tourlestrane
Ref - Ciaran O Donnell
Mon 11 Oct
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 Football Div B Finals RD - Shield Semi Final
Coolaney/Mullinabreena
7 - 11    3 - 17
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
Tourlestrane
Ref - Pat Kilcoyne
Sun 10 Oct
Homeland Senior Football Championship Relegation RD - Semi Final
Tubbercurry GAA Club
3 - 14    1 - 20
Coolaney/Mullinabreena
Bunninadden Community Park
Ref - Ronan Hynes
Homeland Senior Football Championship Relegation RD - Semi Final
Calry/St Joseph's
1 - 10    0 - 11
Geevagh
Corran Park
Ref - Barry Judge
Connacht Gold Junior A Football Championship RD - Semi Final
St Patrick's
2 - 8    2 - 6
St Mary's
Connolly Park
Ref - Micheal Connolly
Expert Electrical Sligo U13 Hurling Finals RD - Cup Final
Western Gaels
1 - 9    2 - 3
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA club
Easkey
Ref - Michael Conway
Connacht Gold Intermediate Football Championship RD - Semi Final
St Molaise Gaels
1 - 12    0 - 14
Bunninadden
Markievicz Park
Ref - Gus Chapman
Connacht Gold Intermediate Football Championship Relegation RD - Semi Final
Ballymote Round Towers
3 - 10    0 - 8
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
Fr. Kevin Breheny Park
Ref - Gavin Cawley
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 Football Div A Finals RD - Cup Final
Shamrock Gaels/Gaeil na Seamróige
0 - 9    2 - 20
St Mary's
Connolly Park
Ref - Gavin Gardiner
Homeland Senior Football Championship RD - Semi Final
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
2 - 13    0 - 8
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA club
Markievicz Park
Ref - Michael Duffy
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 Football Div B Finals RD - Cup Semi Final
Ballymote/Bunninadden
3 - 14    3 - 9
Tubbercurry/Cloonacool
Corran Park
Ref - Rory Dillon
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 Football Div B Finals RD - Cup Semi Final
Eastern Harps
2 - 10    2 - 13
Castleconnor G.A.A Club
Fr. Kevin Breheny Park
Ref - Ciaran O Donnell
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 Football Div B Finals RD - Plate Semi Final
St John's
3 - 9    4 - 9
Geevagh/St. Michaels
Stenson Park
Ref - Declan O Boyle
Sat 9 Oct
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 Football Div A Finals RD - Shield Final
Enniscrone Kilglass / St Patrick's
1 - 8    0 - 8
Curry/Curraigh
Ballisodare
Ref - Rory Dillon
Connacht Gold Intermediate Football Championship RD - Semi Final
Easkey
1 - 14    1 - 15
St Farnan's
Markievicz Park
Ref - John Griffin
Connacht Gold Junior A Football Championship RD - Semi Final
Owenmore Gaels
1 - 6    1 - 17
St Michael's/Naomh Mícheál
Kent Park
Ref - Bill Carty
Connacht Gold Intermediate Football Championship Relegation RD - Semi Final
Eastern Harps
2 - 16    3 - 9
Castleconnor G.A.A Club
Cloonacool Community Park
Ref - Keith Henry
Homeland Senior Football Championship RD - Semi Final
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
0 - 20    1 - 14
Curry/Curraigh
Markievicz Park
Ref - Gus Chapman
Fri 8 Oct
Connacht Gold Junior B Football Championship RD - Semi Final 1
Eastern Harps
0 - 16    1 - 6
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
Tourlestrane
Ref - Michael Conway
Connacht Gold Junior B Football Championship RD - Semi Final 2
Curry/Curraigh
4 - 10    2 - 2
Tubbercurry GAA Club
Connacht GAA Centre
Ref - Rory Dillon
Thu 7 Oct
Expert Electrical U15 Hurling Champ RD - Cup Semi Final
Easkey
0 - 3    7 - 11
Western Gaels
Easkey
Ref - Ciaran O Donnell


Brian Clancy RIP mainnews

Sligo GAA & The Markievicz Park Committee were saddened to learn of the passing of our colleague Brian Clancy.  Brian a member of Markievicz Park maintenance staff always ensured that the venue was well prepared in advance of games.  We always looked forward to cups of tea made by Brian between the games at Markievicz Park and enjoyed listening to his stories of growing up around Cairns Hill as he viewed the developing Markievicz Park below.  Brian had a great knowledge of all sports and on many occasions predicted the correct outcome of the games played at Markievicz Park.

Brian will be sorely missed by us all in Sligo GAA & we extend our deepest condolences to Brian’s wife Carmel, sons Brian (Jnr) & Jude and extended family.

May Brian rest in Eternal Peace

Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam dilís

Reposing at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Funeral will arrive at St. Anne’s Church, Sligo on Friday for requiem mass at 12:00pm with funeral proceeding to Sligo Cemetery.

You can stream Brian’s Funeral Mass live by following this link – https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-annes-cranmore

House strictly private, please.

Donations in lieu of flowers if desired to North West Hospice, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo.

You are welcome to send a message of condolence to his family on the Foley and McGowan funeral home website www.sligofuneralhome.ie

Last updated 14/10/2021 @ 14:30 Read More >>


Sligo GAA seeking a Performance Nutritionist for Inter-County Teams mainnews

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:           Performance Nutritionist, Sligo GAA

 

PURPOSE & ROLE

  1. To develop and deliver a player centered nutrition support service to Sligo GAA Senior and U20 Gaelic Football and Hurling teams to optimize each player’s off-field development and on-field performance.
  2. To enhance nutrition knowledge of the players and implement an appropriate nutrition structure within the environment provided by the multi-disciplinary support team

 

1.      QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Essential:

  • An undergraduate degree in nutrition or dietetics with a recognised post-graduate qualification in a Sport and Exercise-related subject (eg sports nutrition, exercise physiology, sports science) OR an undergraduate degree in a Sport and Exercise Science-related subject with a recognised post-graduate qualification in nutrition or sports nutrition
  • ISAK Level 1 accreditation
  • Experience in or evidence of understanding the provision of nutrition support to athletes and coaches to support performance, which should include the planning, implementation and monitoring of specific nutrition programmes in particular in the area of team sports
  • Experience in or evidence of understanding the ability to modify nutrition advice according to assessment data, in conjunction with Fitness, Medical, and other support staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; an effective and confident presenter to a range of target audiences
  • Appropriate IT (including dietary analysis), problem-solving and organisational skills
  • Full driving licence
  • Eligibility to work in the EU

 

Desirable:

  • Experience of working with a team sport for at least one season
  • Experience in or evidence of understanding the provision of education programmes to athletes and/or coaches including the implementation of behaviour change strategies
  • Experience in academic and/or applied research in the field of performance nutrition
  • Anti-Doping Accredited Advisor

 

2.      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

·        Candidate does not need to reside in the Sligo region.

·        Please send applications including current up to date CV to Sligo GAA, c/o Administrator Eamonn McMunn, Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Co. Sligo or by e-mail to administrator.sligo@gaa.ie. Closing date for receipt of applications 5pm, Friday 15th October 2021.  

·        Successful applicant will work with Senior football, Senior hurling, U20 Football and U20 hurling managements to plan the delivery of service to the relevant panels throughout their seasons. 



Last updated 14/10/2021 @ 08:49 Read More >>


Sligo GAA Club Championship Finals confirmed mainnews
The fixtures for the Sligo GAA Club Football Championship Finals have being confirmed Today by the C.C .C. 

 

Sunday 17th October

Connacht Gold Junior B Football Championship Final

 

Kilcoyne Park

4pm

Eastern Harps

 

V

 

Curry

 

 

 

Sligo GAA Centre of Excellenc

  

 

 

Saturday 23rd October

Connacht Gold Intermediate Football Championship Final

 

Markievicz Park

4pm

St Farnan's

 

V

 

St Molaise Gaels

Sligo GAA Live Stream on sligogaatv.ie

 

Sunday 24th October

Connacht Gold Junior A Football Championship Final

 

Markievicz Park

1.30pm

St Michael's

 

V

 

St Patrick's

Sligo GAA Live Stream on sligogaatv.ie

 

Homeland Senior Football Championship Final

 

Markievicz Park

4pm

Tourlestrane

 

V

 

Coolera/Strandhill

Sligo GAA Live Stream on sligogaatv.ie

 


Last updated 13/10/2021 @ 15:19 Read More >>


Match report-Connacht Gold JBFC S/F Curry v Tubbercurry mainnews

Connacht Gold Junior B championship

Friday 8 October

Connacht Centre of Excellence, Bekan

 

Curry 4-10 Tubbercurry 2-2

 

By Tommy Ross

After scraping a win against St Farnan's by 2 points in the quarter final Curry this south Sligo derby clash with a comfortable win against Tubbercurry under the lights in Bekan.

Curry started out strongly with a point each from Danny O’Hora and Aiden O’Hora. However, Tubber’s Stephen Kilcoyne scored a goal and point to put Tubbercurry right into the game as the early exchanges were tit for tat.  Curry settled with a number of point before a second Tubbercurry goal from Ben Henry that left just the bare minimum between the teams at the water break at 1-5  to 2-1 .

Curry then took a decisive hold of the game in the second quarter. Firstly on 22 minutes centre half forward Liam Reilly made a speedy run through the middle giving the ball to Keith Davey which ended up with a well-worked goal.

They added to that with a further goal from the elusive and pacy Bertie Gallagher in the 27rth minute and added a point also to finish the half 3–6 to 2–1 ahead.

After the break, possession of the ball was at a premium and even though well behind, Tubbercurry kept fighting. Both defences were on top and only Curry managed to add just two points, to Tubber’s none, to lead 3-8 to 2-1 at the water break.

Although Tubbercurry opened the scoring in the final quarter with a free from Henry it was to be their last score of the game.

Instead in the final minutes super-sub Jack Duffy finished off Curry’s score by scoring a right foot shot into the back of the net and seal his sides place in next weekend’s Junior B final where they will meet Eastern Harps.

Curry

Oisin Hannon; Gerry Henry, Stephen Marren, Enda Walsh; Aodán Brennan, Kieran Jennings, Conor Maher; Aiden O’Hora, Darragh McDonagh; Colin Brennan, Liam Reilly, Keith Davey; Bertie Gallagher, Danny O’Hara, Fergal Brennan

Tubbercurry

Rhys Henry, Darren Matthews, Adam O'Donnell, Darragh Brennan; Jimmy McDonagh, Enda McGoey, Darwyn de Bank; Ross McCarrick. Seimigh O'Baoghaill; Aidan Brennan, Jack Flatley, Stephen Matthews; Colin Brennan, Barry Brennan, Ben Henry

Last updated 12/10/2021 @ 08:05 Read More >>


Match Report-Connacht Gold JAFC S/F St. Michaels v Owenmore Gaels mainnews

Connacht Gold Junior A Championship Semi-Final

Saturday 9 October

Kent Park:

Referee: Bill Carty

 

St. Michael’s 1-17 Owenmore Gaels 1-6

 

Familiar rivals over the years, neighbours St. Michael’s and Owenmore Gaels met in a Junior Championship semi-final that was a repeat of the semi-final meeting between the two sides from two years ago, and just as it was on that evening in Coola, on Saturday afternoon last at Kent Park it was the Ballintogher side who emerged as winners after an impressive display.

 

Played in fine conditions in front of a good-sized attendance, the early exchanges were tight with neither side gaining any real advantage. Ryan Phillips opened the scoring for Owenmore Gaels after two minutes with a point from a tight angle, which was replied to by a free from James Mackey three minutes later.

 

Shortly afterwards the St. Michael’s full forward Simon McKeon crashed a shot off the bar when he drove through the Owenmore Gaels defence. Ryan Walsh put Michael’s in the lead on seven minutes after the Gaels lost possession under pressure, which was to become a common theme of the game as play progressed.

 

St. Michael’s were denied a second goal opportunity when Mackey had a chance saved from close range, and the Gaels levelled when a well worked move set Nathan O’Malley up to score. Mackey put Michael’s back in front on fifteen minutes before Owenmore Gaels had their own missed chance on goal when the ball broke inside for Ronan Sweeney but his shot was saved by Fintan Ruddy.

 

As play resumed after the first water break the game began to turn in St. Michael’s favour, though it took time to be reflected on the scoreboard. Ryan Walsh doubled their advantage on 27 minutes and on the half hour McKeon added another point after being set up by Niall Mullen, who had gained possession in the middle of the field. The Michael’s goalkeeper Fintan Ruddy then converted a 45 to put them 0-6 to 0-2 clear. Ryan Phillips pointed a free in reply and in the following passage of play Roly Anderson scored a fine point from distance to create some momentum for the Gaels. However their efforts were cancelled out when just before half time Jack Haran scored two points from long range in quick succession, to leave Michael’s 0-8 to 0-4 ahead at the interval.

 

The second half carried on as the first had ended, with James Mackey pointing early from a free for St. Michael’s. Three minutes in Stephen Fallon pointed in reply for the Gaels before a dramatic sequence of events, when St. Michael’s appeared to have scored a goal when Mackey beat Jason Farrell to a incoming ball, but his goalbound effort was cleared off the line, despite his protestations, and in the resulting move upfield Mark Walsh charged in on goal and laid the ball off to Stephen Fallon who finished to the net, to cut the gap to a single point, 0-9 to 1-5.

 

 Hopes that this would spark the Gaels to life would not be realised though, as Michael’s scored twice in quick succession through Ross McLoughlin and Kyle Carty, and then wasted two more opportunities to stretch their lead afterwards.

 

The decisive moment would then come in deciding the outcome as the second water break approached. Ryan Phillips pointed a free for the Gaels, which would prove to be their final score of the day, and from the resulting kickout the ball landed deep into Gaels territory and was played in to the ever-threatening James Mackey who this time was not to be denied, and his goal put five between the sides. He added a point from a free shortly after to make it 1-12 to 1-6 as the final quarter beckoned.

 

The concession of those scores appeared to knock the spirit out of the Owenmore Gaels challenge, and the final quarter was dominated by a St. Michael’s team that were growing in confidence, though as in the first half the scores were slow in coming. Indeed it was cards that came next, when an incident off the ball led to St. Michael’s centre back Steven Clerkin being dismissed, and the Gaels forward Stephen Fallon joining him having received a second yellow card.

 

The final stages saw Michael’s drive their dominance home, and a brace of points from Mackey put the result beyond doubt before Jack Haran claimed the score of the afternoon, with a spectacular point from near the halfway line. Kyle Carty added a point from a narrow angle, and Padraig McGoldrick then rounded off the scoring with a free, to ensure that St. Michael’s would claim the local bragging rights, and a place in the Junior final, on a final score of 1-17 to 1-6.

 

The winning margin would have come as something of a surprise to many, but there could be little argument about the merits of the St. Michael’s victory, and they will have quite strong claims to win a third Junior Championship in six years, and fourth in all, when they face St. Patrick’s in the final in two weeks’ time.

 

St. Michael’s: Fintan Ruddy (0-1), Ross McLoughlin (0-1), Cian McGowan, Patrick Kelly, Ciaran McKeon, Steven Clerkin, Jack Haran (0-3), Colm McTiernan, Gavin McGowan, Niall Mullen, Kyle Carty (0-1), Paul Flanagan, James Mackey (1-7), Simon McKeon (0-1), Ryan Walsh (0-2). Subs: Brian Taaffe, Padraig McGoldrick (0-1), Conor Feeney, Gavin Walsh, Hughie McGowan.

 

Owenmore Gaels: Jason Farrell, Garret Lavin, Liam Gilligan, Ryan Quigley, Cian Whiteside, James Duffy, Roly Anderson (0-1), Mark Walsh, Nathan O’Malley (0-1), Conor Davey, Peter Wynne, Aaron Walsh, Ryan Phillips (0-3), Stephen Fallon (1-1), Ronan Sweeney. Subs: Kevin Healy, Oisin Geraghty, Niall Hodgins.

 

Last updated 11/10/2021 @ 13:57 Read More >>


Match report-Connacht Gold IFC Relegation Eastern Harps v Castleconnor mainnews

Connacht Gold Intermediate Championship Relegation play off

Sunday 10 October

Cloonacool

Referee Keith Henry

 

Eastern Harps 2.16, Castleconnor 3.09

 

Eastern Harps cemented their Intermediate status for 2022 by virtue of a four point winning margin when they overcame Castleconnor on a beautiful sunny October afternoon at Cloonacool GAA pitch. Castleconnor get another opportunity to save their fate when they play Tourlestrane's Intermediate team next weekend with the loser dropping down to Junior football next year.

While the quality on offer in this game might be best described as mediocre the close intensity of the encounter kept the crowd entertained. Sean Carrabine was outstanding and on several occasions when the game appeared to be slipping out of sight for Castleconnor he single-handedly wrestled them back into the game. His awesome contribution of 3.06, nearly all from play showcase his talents. Strangely enough Eastern Harps helped his cause by declining to  play a sweeper obviously happy that they would outscore their opponents irrespective of his contribution.

Their confidence appeared to be  well justified as teenager Matt Henry tormented the west division’s defence scoring 2.03 from play.  Shane O Grady, Shawn O Hara and Caelan Hunt all added three points each from play with O Grady adding an additional two white flags from placed balls. The better distribution of scorers from Harps was possibly the most significant reason they won this game.

The importance of this fixture certainly kept a bit of spice in the encounter and while Castleconnor ultimately finished the game with 13 players due to black cards , it was more to do with frustration in the final few minutes at the inevitable result  rather than anything more  sinister.

There were several patches of brilliant play by both teams. Any of the three Carrabine goals, in particular the one he scored after a mazy run with his so called weaker foot, the first point by Matt Henry when he showed his marker a clean pair of heels along the sideline before accelerating inwards  and kicking  a beautiful point, Alan Davey's save on yet another Carrabine effort when he was going for his fourth goal or Caelan Hunt who had the audacity to kick the insurance point from the outside of his left boot from the touchline on the left hand side. 

For Castleconnor Paul Flynn who fielded a tremendous kick out in the first few minutes played very well and was well supported by Patrick Cooney and Eoin Kent but they will all have to do it all again next week if Intermediate football is to be retained in Castleconnor in the future.

Eastern Harps Alan Davey, Tomas Taheny, Barry Cryan, Luke Taheny, Ronan Mulligan, Kevin Gallagher, Cian Higgins, Michael Clarke(0.02), Kyle Cosgrove, Dylan Walsh Shawn O Hara(0.03), Bryan Molloy, Matt Henry(2.03), Shane O Grady(0.05) Tony Taylor.

subs used Caelan Hunt (0.03) Darragh Madden, Connor Higgins

Castleconnor Liam Donegan, Rory HealyKeith Earlis, Fergal BolandPatrick Cooney, Cian Barrins, Eoin Kent Sean Carrabine Brian Howley Paul Flynn(0.01) Oisin Flynn(0.01), James Tully. Miceal Cahill Jason Earlis (0.01) Ronan Wilson.

Referee Keith Henry

Last updated 11/10/2021 @ 13:56 Read More >>