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Sun 2 Oct
Expert Electrical Sligo U13 A Football Champ Finals RD - Cup Final Replay
St John's
V
St Mary's
Corran Park - @ 11 30 AM
Ref - P. Clavin
Homeland Senior Football Championship Relegation RD - Relegation Final
Coolaney/Mullinabreena
V
Curry/Curraigh
Kilcoyne Park - @ 12 00
Ref - B. Carty
Senior Hurling Championship RD - Semi Final 1
Easkey
V
Western Gaels
St.Brendan's GAA Park - @ 12 30
Ref - P. Maguire
Expert Electrical Sligo U13 B Football Champ Finals RD - Shield Final Replay
Tubbercurry/Cloonacool
V
St Patrick's
Corran Park - @ 1 30
Ref - P. Clavin
Homeland Senior Football Championship RD - Semi Final 1
St Mary's
V
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA club
Markievicz Park - @ 2 00
Ref - M. Duffy
Homeland Senior Football Championship RD - Semi Final 2
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
V
Shamrock Gaels/Gaeil na Seamróige
Markievicz Park - @ 4 15
Ref - R. Hynes
Mon 3 Oct
Connacht GAA PPS Junior A Football Championship 2022/23- Group 2 RD - 1
St Geralds, Castlebar
V
Summerhill College Sligo
- @ 12 30
Ref -
Connacht GAA PPS Junior E Football Championship 2022/23- Group 2 RD - 1
Lough Allen College
V
St. Mary`s College Ballisodare
- @ 12 30
Ref -
Connacht GAA PPS Junior B Football Championship 2022/23- Group 2 RD - 1
St Muredachs, Ballina
V
St. Attractas Community School Tubbercurry
- @ 12 30
Ref -
Connacht GAA PPS Junior C Football Championship 2022/23- Group 4 RD - 1
Ballinamore Community School
V
Coola Post Primary
Ballinamore Post Primary - @ 12 30
Ref -
Connacht GAA PPS Junior D Football Championship 2022/23- Group 4 RD - 1
Jesus & Mary Secondary Enniscrone
V
Drumshambo VS
Jesus & Mary Secondary Enniscrone - @ 12 30
Ref -
Connacht GAA PPS Junior D Football Championship 2022/23- Group 4 RD - 1
Grange Vocational School
V
Carrigallen VS
Grange Vocational School - @ 12 30
Ref -
Connacht GAA PPS Junior D Football Championship 2022/23- Group 4 RD - 1
Mohill Community College
V
St. Mary`s College Ballymote
Mohill Community College - @ 12 30
Ref -
Thu 6 Oct
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 Hurling Championship Finals RD - Shield Final
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA club
V
Calry/St Joseph's
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence - @ 7 00
Ref - M. Connolly
Sat 8 Oct
Senior Hurling Championship RD - Semi Final 2
Naomh Eoin
V
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
- @ 12 00 AM
Ref -
Connacht Gold Intermediate Football Championship Relegation RD - Relegation Final
Ballymote Round Towers
V
St John's
- @ 12 00 AM
Ref -
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 B Football Championship Finals RD - Shield Final
Curry/Curraigh
V
St John's
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence - @ 2 00
Ref -
Expert Electrical Sligo U-13 Hurling Championship Finals RD - Semi Final 2nd Replay
St Molaise Gaels
V
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
Monsignor Hynes Park - @ 2 00
Ref -
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 B Football Championship Finals RD - Cup Final
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
V
Castleconnor G.A.A Club
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence - @ 2 30
Ref -
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 B Football Championship Finals RD - Plate Final
St Patrick's
V
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
Cloonacool Community Park - @ 4 00
Ref -
Sun 9 Oct
Connacht Gold Intermediate Football Championship RD - Final
St Molaise Gaels
V
Easkey
Markievicz Park - @ 12 00 AM
Ref -
Connacht Gold Junior A Football Championship RD - Final
St Molaise Gaels
V
Shamrock Gaels/Gaeil na Seamróige
Markievicz Park - @ 12 00 AM
Ref - M. Conway
Latest Results
Sat 1 Oct
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 Hurling Championship Finals RD - Cup Final
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
1 - 6    6 - 15
Western Gaels
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence Pitch 1
Ref - Michael Conway
Connacht Gold Junior B Football Championship RD - Semi Final 1
St Patrick's
0 - 7    2 - 10
Tubbercurry GAA Club
Kent Park
Ref - John Niland
Connacht Gold Junior B Football Championship RD - Semi Final 2
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
0 - 6    2 - 12
Eastern Harps
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence
Ref - Joe Hynes
Thu 29 Sep
Connacht GAA PPS Junior D Hurling Championship 2022/23 RD - 1
Jesus & Mary Secondary Enniscrone
4 - 10    2 - 3
St Geralds, Castlebar
Jesus & Mary Secondary Enniscrone
Ref -
Expert Electrical Sligo U-13 Hurling Championship Finals RD - Shield S/Final Replay
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
4 - 5    3 - 8
St Molaise Gaels
Ransboro Park
Ref - Pat Maguire
Wed 28 Sep
Expert Electrical Sligo U-15 Hurling Championship Finals RD - Cup Final
Easkey
1 - 7    4 - 12
Western Gaels
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence
Ref - Gus Chapman
Tue 27 Sep
Expert Electrical Sligo U-15 Hurling Championship Finals RD - Shield Final
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
7 - 11    1 - 3
St Molaise Gaels
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence
Ref - Pat Maguire
Sun 25 Sep
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 B Football Championship Finals RD - Shield Semi Final
Curry/Curraigh
3 - 19    0 - 8
Ballymote/Bunninadden
Curry
Ref - Michael Duffy
Senior Hurling Championship RD - 5
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
2 - 15    1 - 7
Calry/St Joseph's
Ransboro Park
Ref - Gus Chapman
Senior Hurling Championship RD - 5
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
0 - 7    3 - 30
Naomh Eoin
Tourlestrane
Ref - Timmy McCarthy
Senior Hurling Championship RD - 5
Western Gaels
src    w/o
Easkey
Enniscrone/Kilglass
Ref -
Connacht Gold Junior A Football Championship RD - Semi Final
Cloonacool
1 - 5    0 - 9
Shamrock Gaels/Gaeil na Seamróige
Markievicz Park
Ref - Ronan Hynes
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 A Football Championship Finals RD - Shield Final
Easkey/St Farnan's
1 - 10    3 - 9
St Molaise Gaels
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence Pitch 1
Ref - Gavin Cawley
Connacht Gold Intermediate Football Championship RD - Semi Final
St Molaise Gaels
3 - 13    0 - 10
Bunninadden
Markievicz Park
Ref - John Gilmartin
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 A Football Championship Finals RD - Cup Semi Final
Shamrock Gaels/Gaeil na Seamróige
2 - 11    3 - 12
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA club
Shamrock Gaels
Ref - John Griffin
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 A Football Championship Finals RD - Cup Semi Final
Eastern Harps
2 - 7    2 - 9
St Mary's
Fr. Kevin Breheny Park
Ref - John Niland
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 B Football Championship Finals RD - Cup Semi Final
Castleconnor G.A.A Club
0 - 10    1 - 6
Enniscrone/Kilglass
St.Brendan's GAA Park
Ref - Sean Tolan
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 B Football Championship Finals RD - Cup Semi Final
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
3 - 7    2 - 6
Owenmore Gaels
Ransboro Park
Ref - Gavin Cawley
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 B Football Championship Finals RD - Plate Semi Final
St Patrick's
2 - 16    1 - 4
Coolaney/Mullinabreena
Seamie Donegan Memorial Park
Ref - Gus Chapman
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 B Football Championship Finals RD - Plate Semi Final
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
w/o    src
Calry/St Joseph's
Tourlestrane
Ref -
Expert Electrical Sligo U17 B Football Championship Finals RD - Shield Semi Final
St John's
5 - 8    3 - 9
Geevagh/St. Michaels
Stenson Park
Ref - Declan O Boyle
Sat 24 Sep
Expert Electrical Sligo U-13 Hurling Championship Finals RD - Cup Final
Western Gaels
2 - 5    3 - 6
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence Pitch 2
Ref - Pat Maguire
Connacht Gold Junior A Football Championship RD - Semi Final
St Molaise Gaels
2 - 12    1 - 13
Owenmore Gaels
Markievicz Park
Ref - Keith Henry
Connacht Gold Intermediate Football Championship RD - Semi Final
Easkey
3 - 11    1 - 13
St Patrick's
Markievicz Park
Ref - Gus Chapman
Homeland Senior Football Championship Relegation RD - Semi Final 1
Coolaney/Mullinabreena
2 - 11    4 - 18
Tubbercurry GAA Club
Tourlestrane
Ref - Michael Duffy
Connacht Gold Intermediate Football Championship Relegation RD - Semi Final 1
Enniscrone/Kilglass
2 - 10    0 - 10
Ballymote Round Towers
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence
Ref - Bill Carty
Homeland Senior Football Championship Relegation RD - Semi Final 2
St Farnan's
1 - 17    1 - 13
Curry/Curraigh
Cloonacool Community Park
Ref - John Griffin
Connacht Gold Intermediate Football Championship Relegation RD - Semi Final 2
Geevagh
1 - 8    0 - 8
St John's
Shamrock Gaels Park
Ref - Michael Conway
Thu 22 Sep
Expert Electrical Sligo U13 C Football Champ Finals RD - Cup Final
Cúil Irra/Leathros/CooleraStrandhill
3 - 8    1 - 11
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA club
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence
Ref - Gus Chapman
Expert Electrical Sligo U15 C Football Champ Finals RD - Cup Final
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
3 - 8    8 - 9
Shamrock Gaels/Gaeil na Seamróige
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence
Ref - Cathal Martyn
Expert Electrical Sligo U15 B Football Champ Finals RD - Shield Final
Easkey/St Farnan's
7 - 15    2 - 8
Castleconnor G.A.A Club
Enniscrone/Kilglass
Ref - Michael Duffy


Geevagh club notes 26 September 2022 clubnotes

It was a case of Geevagh v St John’s multiplied by three on the fields of play this weekend. Our Senior Lads retained their intermediate Championship by defeating John’s by a four-point margin on Saturday afternoon last. Played in Coola in ideal conditions, a goal in this game was always going to be the deciding factor. True to form it was, thankfully it was our lads grabbed the crucial goal from wing back Vincent Corcoran. Early scores from the boot of Kenneth Sweeney saw our lads lead 0.02 to 0.00 after ten minutes. John’s levelled things moments later and went two points up before county man Donal Conlon brought it back to 0.04 to 0.03, which ended up being the half time score.

The 2nd half started with John’s stretching their lead to two points again before that all important goal arrive, this score give our lads a bad needed lift and they powered on kicking kicking two points without reply to leave the score at 1.05 to 0.05 entering the last ten minutes of this nervous affair.

Both sides swapped points in the final stages of the game, but as mentioned earlier it was the goal that was the difference in the end.

Final Score: Gaobhach CLG 1.08, St John’s 0.07.

Well done to players and management on their endeavours for the season.

 

Squad on the day was:

Darren Kearns, Arthur Wall, George Wall, Vincent Corcoran (1.1), Gary McManamon, Conor Lavin, Tomas O’Reilly, Joseph O’Reilly (0.1), Donal Conlon (0.1), Declan Cunnane (0.1), Ciaran Jennings, TJ Davey (0.1), Eamonn McDonagh  Daithi O’Reilly, Eoin Cullen, Daniel Smith, Daniel Devine, Darren Foley, Kenneth Sweeney (0.3), Diarmuid Lavin, Dylan Gabbidon, Muiris Flynn, Darragh McDonagh, Conor Mostyn, Paddy Mc Goldrick, Thomas Flynn, Liam McDonagh, Enda McManus, Sean O’Reilly, Eddie Farrell.

Next up in the Geevagh / John’s weekend saga was an U.16 Girls Championship Final clash. Played in Curry, our girls got off to a great start going 2.1 to 0.0 after ten minutes, John’s had their purple patch scoring 2.1 of their own without reply. Geevagh dominated the remainder of the half scoring 1.4 to go in at half time by 3.5 to 2.2, our goals coming from Grainne (2) and Leanne. Some great defending in the first half from Rachel, Ailbhe and Ava kept the John’s forwards at bay. The Girls first half efforts took their toll on our young stars midway through the 2nd half with John’s dominating a lot of the positions, they struck for two second half penalty goals to put them in the driving seat, but true to form our Girls battled back again with goals of their own to swing the game back in their favour, however John’s struck for their eight goal of this entertaining affair to run out winners on an 8.08 to 6.08 final score line.

Great credit to all players and the management team on an entertaining year,

Squad on the day was:

Laura O’Reilly, Jessica Gray, Rachel Moran, Chloe Egan, Millie Ryan, Ava Duggan, Ailbhe Corcoran, Jade Gabiddon (1.0), Ella O’Reilly, Aine Mostyn, Michelle Mc Donagh (0.2), Ruth Killoran (1.1), Grainne Smith (3.4), Leanne Egan (1.1), Suzie O’Grady, Zoe Conlon, Ellie Harte.

The third and final part of the saga was an U.17 Championship semi-final in Stenson Park on Sunday evening last. Played in blustery conditions our GSTM lads struck first with points from Dara and John before John’s opened their account. The old cliché of goals win games applied to this game, with John’s scoring five to our lads three. John’s scored three of their five goals in a ten-minute spell to put them 3.02 to 0.2 ahead, our Lads to their credit battled away and were rewarded with three goals from Shane (2) and Dara. Half Time score was level at 3.03 apiece.

Our Lads started the 2nd half with a bit more fire in their bellies, some great points from Conor (3), Lee (2) and Kyle saw our lads stretch their advantage, before John’s struck for the first of their two second half goals to knock the wind out of our lad’s sails.

Final score read GSTM 3.10. St John’s 5.08.

Despite conceding those three first half goals our lads showed great spirit to bring the game level and indeed lead for the majority of the 2nd half.

Thanks to all the players and the management team for their works throughout the season. Best of luck to the lads who are out of the U.17 grade and will be playing adult football in 2023.

Squad on the night was:

Oisin Murray, Jake Cawley, Finn Heffernan, Darragh Mastin, Culann Gilmartin, Cathal Keaney, John Corcoran (0.1), Lee Flanagan (0.2), Shane O’Connor (2.0), Dara Mostyn (1.3), Conor O’Donovan (0.3), Kyle Gabiddon (0.1), Sean Keaney, Harry Graham, James Lavin, James O’Connor Kerins.

 

Our U.7’s had a blitz in Scarden on Wednesday last, that finishes their season for 2022. Our U.11 & U.9’s has their end of season blitz this coming Wednesday.

Thanks to DJ Daithi who was spinning the tunes at our underage Disco on Friday evening last. Many thanks also to Noreen who organised the goody bags for all those who attended.

 

Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and Friends of the late Joe Mullaney, Barroe.

Geevagh GAA Club gear is available to order on line up to September 30th by using the following link https://oreillysofficial.com/product-category/geevagh/

    

The Club’s 50/50 draw takes place weekly (Wednesday nights).

Tickets are priced at €2 each or 3 for €5.

Tickets are available to buy on line on the following link.

https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2897&intMF_ID=9354#Anchor

Any items for inclusion in club notes or to be posted on our Facebook page can be forwarded by text, what’s app or messenger to 087 1305671.

Last updated 02/10/2022 @ 00:49 Read More >>


Programme for U15 Hurling Championship Shield Final Coolera Strandhill St Molaise Gaels mainnews
From this evening's U15 hurling championship Shield final

Coolera Strandhill vs. St MolaiseGaels

Last updated 27/09/2022 @ 19:56 Read More >>


Late late comeback puts St Molaise Gaels into Junior A final mainnews

St Molaise Gaels secured a place in the Connacht Gold Junior A championship final in dramatic fashion with a late comeback that broke Owenmore Gaels hearts in Markievicz Park on Saturday afternoon.

It was an outcome that would have seemed most unlikely for much of the game but despite being behind on the scoreboard and down a man for most of the second half, great credit goes to the Grange based side who never gave up the fight.

St Molaise Gaels actually opened the scoring with a Daniel O’Connor free. Owenmore response with a point from Ciaran Harvey and then another from team captain Nathan O’Malley. A second O’Connor point for St Molaise left it level on 2 points apiece after 8 minutes.

Owenmore then got the first goal of the game when Ryan Philips finished good work by Mark Walsh and Roly Anderson. 

Saint Molaise had four of the next five scores – all points -  from Jack McGovern (two) Conor Watters and John Heraghty to get back to level pegging again in the 20th minute.

Owenmore regained the lead with a superb Roly Anderson point and another from Philips and although Heraghty had the last scene of the half, the yellow and blues from Collooney headed into the break a point up.

Garrett Lavin opened the scoring for Owenmore two minutes into the second half and things seems to be going their way when Molaise were reduced to 14 men following a consultation between referee Keith Henry and one of his linesmen.

Owenmore Gaels moved to take full advantage of the extra player and added five unanswered points over the next 15 minutes, two each from Oisín Geraghty and Philips and one from Anderson, to lead by seven points 1.11 to 0.7 with 15 minutes to play,

St Molaise moved John Gilsenan, who had been named at midfield but who started in goal, back out the field at this point and his influence helped steady his side who got their first score of the second half from a Jack McGovern free after 17 minutes.

While that was cancelled out by a point from Anderson, Gilsenan himself and John Heraghty then pointed as they tried to generate some momentum in the St Molaise chase. A 54th minute point from Ryan Philips – their first in eight minutes seemed to calm Owenmore nerves to leave them six points to the good with four minutes to play.

The north Sligo side however had the bit between their teeth and when captain Daniel Keaney fond the net in the 56th minute, their belief grew.

Gilsenan added a point and when centre back Oisín Gilmartin came up to put one between the sides as the game slipped into added time, the victory was suddenly anybody’s.

As the first minute of added time elapsed another long ball into their goal area led to a goalmouth scramble, in the middle of which Gilsenan applied the final touch to put the ball in the net and give St Molaise an unlikely two point lead that their opponents had no opportunity to recover.

It was on the balance of play, the most unlikely of outcomes but credit to St Molaise Gaels on keeping at it to the very end to secure a final day outing against Shamrock Gaels on Sunday week.

St Molaise Gaels; John Gilsenan (1-2); Tristian Watters, Gavin Gilsenan, Tola Caraway; Evan Farrell, Oisín Gilmartin (0-1), Conor Watters (0-1) ; Conor Feigheney, Daniel Keaney (1-0); Oisín Sheridan, Daniel O’Connor (0-2), John Heraghty(0-3, 1f); Jack McGovern (0-3, 1f), Aaron Currid, Luke Gallagher

Owenmore Gaels; Diarmuid O’Grady; Shane Maye, Liam Gilligan, Garrett Lavin (0-1); Kyle Mullen, Pa Murphy, Ryan Quigley (0-1); Roly Anderson (0-3), Mark Walsh; Aaron Walsh, Ryan Phillips (1-3); Ciarán Harvey (0-1); Gary Anderson, Nathan O’Malley (0-1), Oisín Geraghty (0-3)

Last updated 27/09/2022 @ 18:57 Read More >>


Shamrock Gaels squeeze through to reach Junior A final mainnews

Shamrock Gaels 0-9; Cloonacool 1-5

Shamrock Gaels qualified for the final of the Connacht Gold Junior A championship by the narrowest of margins at Markievicz Park on Sunday afternoon.

It was a tense contest throughout matching the leaden skies overhead with intermittent drizzle and poor light making for tricky playing conditions.

In a game that both teams could justifiable say they deserved to win, the Riverstown side just had a little extra in the tank and were able to call on a lively subs bench to get themselves over the line.

It took both sides quite a while to get comfortable with the setting and although there were chances at both ends, over 16 minutes had elapsed before Shamrock Gaels opened the scoring with a Stephen Willis point.

Cloonacool responded almost immediately with a point from wing back Conor Prendergast.  The Gaels replied with a second but it was still very cagey as the game entered the last ten minutes of the half.

Cloonacool than got the opportunity to open up an advantage when a Shamrock Gaels attack at the dressing room end was turned over and the south Sligo side  moved the ball at speed to the other end of the field to release Hughie Marren inside the defence coming in from the right. He made no mistake with a rasping strike across the face of the goal into the opposite top corner of the net for a finish that would grace football at any level.

The Gaels stayed calm however and notched two points before half time, the second an exquisite high looping point from 35 metres out on the stand side side-line by Steven Willis which sent the sides in level at the break – 1.1 to 0.4.

It was Cloonacool who came out firing in the second half and finished four scores without reply to open what looked like a gap that would give them the opportunity to win the game. 

Shamrock Gaels steadied the ship however and with the wily Frank Quinn coming somewhat deeper they got themselves back into the game to trail by just two points 1-5 to 0-6 as the game entered its last ten minutes.

From there on it was the Brian Boyd show. The Gaels centre forward was firstly on the end of a Luke Flynn pass to point after a brilliant Patrick Kenny clearance and he then brought the sides level with his second point with four minutes to go. 

Possession was changing hands too easily for the faint hearted but Shamrock Gaels had established territorial advantage and the combination of that pressure inside the Cloonacool half and fresh legs off the bench eventually had an effect when Boyd worked the space to point from the left hand side to give his side the minimum advantage as the game entered its last minute,

Try as they could, Cloonacool couldn’t engineer the opportunity to take the game into extra time and Shamrock Gaels will now contest the final in a rerun of the their opening fixture of this championship against St Molaise Gaels.

Shamrock Gaels: Ultan McKenna; John Craig, Declan Willis, Shane McCann; Gavin McMorrow, Eoin O'Connell, Patrick Barrett (0-1); Conor Merrick, Arron McKenna; Dylan McKenna (0-1), Brian Boyd (0-3), Conor Kearns; Seamus Hailstones (0-1), Frank Quinn (0-1), Steven Willis (0-2). Subs: Daire Kearns for C Kearns, Luke Flynn for Barrett, Patrick Kenny for Craig, Joe Quinn for Boyd.

Cloonacool: Niall Brennan; Liam Carty, Fergus Leonard, Conor Gavigan; Padraig Murtagh, Oisín Grehan, Conor Prendergast (0-1); Eoin Carty, Jordan Brennan; Ronan Leonard, Jason Brennan, James Lawrence; Rian Moylan, Hughie Marren (1-4, 4f), Sean Carnahan. Subs: Ciaran McIntyre for R Leonard

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St Farnan's retain senior championship status for 2023 mainnews

This relegation battle took place in Cloonacool on Saturday last. Curry started with the aid of a slight breeze in the first half.  It was St. Farnan's who were first off the mark with a point from a free taken by Patrick O'Connor followed by a point from play by Martin Mulligan ably assisted by Fionn Connolly.  Adrian Marren got his first point of the evening from a free.Patrick O'Connor added another free for St. Farnan's after a foul on Kevin Mc Gee. Adrian Marren  of Curry punished a poor kick out with a point from play before adding another from a free. The sides were level at three points a piece half way through the first half. St. Farnan's midfield, however were clearly in control in this period  and both Finnian Cawley and Martin Mulligan added points from play as a result.  Brian Byrne of Curry , however capitalised on mistakes in the St. Farnan's half forward line and got two consecutive points from play.  Again the sides were level. Curry replaced Cathal Brennan with Adam Gallagher shortly before half time.  Ciarán O'Connor scored a point from play for St. Farnan's.  Adrian Marren got yet another point,  this time from way out the field  ,much to the delight of the Curry supporters. David Mc Donagh added another to bring Curry's total to seven points for the opening half.  Martin Mulligan got his third of the half to bring St. Farnan's total also ,to seven points .

After the break Alan O' Reilly opened the scoring for Curry. Loss of possession for Curry led to the first goal of the game  which was scored by Gavin Connolly after a passage of play involving Fionn Connolly,  Finnian Cawley and Patrick O'Connor. Adrian Marren, however was on hand to assist his side pointing from a free and another from play after St. Farnan's were dispossessed. The sides were level again,  1-7 to 0-10. If Adrian Marren could do it for Curry , Martin Mulligan could do it for St. Farnan's,  he added two points and assisted Finnian Cawley with another point to put St. Farnan's three points in front.  Adrian Marren got one back for Curry after his side patiently retained possession trying to find a break through defence.  Mark Devaney got himself on the scoreboard for St. Farnan's after a fine run from the half back line.  At the ten minute mark both teams introduced a substitute,  Shane O'Brien for Ronan Molloy from St. Farnan's and Eoghan Sweeney for David Mc Donagh of Curry.  Patrick and Ciarán O'Connor added the next three scores for St. Farnan's to increase the lead to six points 1-14 ,0-11. Adrian Marren added a point from a free after he was fouled.  Each side introduced another substitute  Stephen Donoghue for Oisín Murphy of Curry and James O'Connell for Mattie Lang. Fionn Connolly of St.Farnan's found himself all alone in the half forward line and got his first score of the day,  just reward for his hard work. Again Adrian Marren kept his side in touch with another point. Finnian Cawley and Patrick O'Connor added points to stretch their lead to seven points, 1-17 0-13 and  with only seven minutes of normal time remaining it was  looking increasingly like a St. Farnan's win. Iarla Connor was introduced for Fionn Connolly. Curry,  however were given a lifeline in the twenty sixth minute when Adrian Marren was deemed to have been fouled inside the square and was awarded a penalty.  Adrian's shot ,however hit the side post and St. Farnan's obtained possession from the rebound.  The remaining minutes proved a scrappy affair as Curry tried to battle their way through St. Farnan's defence.  Stephen Mulligan was introduced for St. Farnan's in the closing minutes.  In injury time  Adrian Marren got the final score of the game , a goal after good play involving Jason Marren and Eoghan Sweeney.  It was of little consolation as his side now have to face Coolaney/ Mullinabreena in an attempt to retain senior status. 

St. Farnan's were deserving of this win which came on the back of a poor defeat to Drumcliffe/ Rosses Point.  There were excellent performances all over the field most notably from Martin Mulligan,  Patrick O'Connor,  Gavin Connolly,  Fionn Connolly  and Finnian Cawley. 

Curry' s Adrian Marren  was his side's main man with  Brian Byrne,  Adam Gallagher and Keith Feeley performing well. 

Curry: Sean Marren,  Michael Jennings,   Dylan Mc Loughlin,Craig Gallagher, Keith Feeley,James Walsh, Michael Gordon,  AlanReilly(0-1),Oisín Higgins, Brian Byrne(0-2),Adrian Marren (1-9(4f), Cathal Brennan, Oisín Murphy,Jason Marren, David Mc Donagh(0-1).

Subs used : Adam Gallagher,  Eoghan Sweeney, Stephen Donoghue.

St. Farnan's: Simon Mullarkey, Trevor Kilgannon,  James Weir, Conor Gordon,  Ronan Molloy, Eamonn Kilgannon,Mark Devaney(0-1), KevinMc Gee, Gavin Connolly (1-0),Martin Mulligan(0-5),  Ciarán O'Connor (c)(0-2), Finnian Cawley(0-3),  FionnConnolly(0-1),  Patrick O'Connor(0-5(3f),  Matthew Lang. 

Subs used: Shane O'Brien,  James O'Connell,  Iarla Connor,  Stephen Mulligan. 

Last updated 27/09/2022 @ 18:54 Read More >>


Easkey top west Sligo shoot out to reach Intermediate final mainnews

With just four points between them Easkey and St Pat’s served up a cracking Connacht Gold Intermediate championship semi-final, seeing the Sea Blues reach the intermediate final for the sixth time.

Two first half goals and a third in the second half (against the run of play) helped Eamonn Sweeney’s side to push past their West Sligo counterparts in Markievicz Park.

Wing back Jack Scott got the scoring underway off his left foot, before the duo of Canice Mulligan and Jim Davis put St Pat’s one ahead.

Joe McHugh stepped in as Easkey captain in the absence of Mikey Gordon, notching his first on four minutes, as Andrew Kilcullen put them ahead a minute later.

The first quarter played out as described, a back and forth exchange with some well taken scores from St Pat’s – who led 0-4 0-3 against the breeze.

Soon after, calamity struck for the men from Dromard. Scott sauntered forward for Easkey again, and his attempt at a point dropped short into the arms of Cormac Boland. The goalkeeper caught the ball on the goal line, but in attempting to advance out of the goalmouth, got his footing caught in the net, and the ball was carried over the line. As they say, championship football takes on a mind of its own!

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Padraic Clarke got his first of the afternoon shortly after, while having a great battle with Niall Kilcullen, bringing matters back to a single point.

Andrew Kilcullen and Joe McHugh struck again for Easkey in the latter stages of the first half, either side of the game’s second goal.

A powering move through the middle involving telepathic play from the McHugh brothers parted the Pat’s defence. Lying in wait was Kevin Duffy, who dispatched his effort to the bottom corner of Boland’s net. After a hat trick against Enniscrone/ Kilglass and a brace against Bunninadden, Duffy now has 6-4 in this year’s championship – a similar return to that of Raff Cretaro in the 1999 senior championship!

Six between the teams at half time, 2-5 to 0-5, and with the wind at their backs St Pat’s had a mountain to climb.

Pat’s wasted no time in charging at the Easkey goal and forced Daniel Rolston into saving a certain goal mere seconds into the restart. Davis kicked the resulting ’45.

With Niall Kilcullen coming off at half time, this left more room for Padraic Clarke to manoeuvre, who kicked three points in the next five minutes.

Kilcullen slotted another Easkey free to bring it back to two points, before Conor Kevany and Clarke scored to bring it back to just a point. Kevany was also denied in on goal by Rolston, who was having a stormer at netminder.

And then on 43 minutes, where a goal would prove crucial in the game, Easkey hit the net for the third time. Substitute Jonathan Conway, who showed well, saw his attempted point fall short of the crossbar. Full forward Fionn Moylan rose above all to palm the ball to the net, and against the run of play Easkey halted the charges of Pat’s.

Easkey restored the lead of six, but the game was still not over as after four second half goal chances, St Pat’s finally hit the net. Donal Brady carried the ball well up the right wing, before cutting inside and hitting a low shot which was saved by Rolston, but Brady managed to slot the rebound to reduce the deficit to three points.

The sides exchanged points as Brendan McGrath scored off the left, and Padraic Clarke got his sixth.

The last score of the game came in added time to seal victory for Easkey and put them four ahead. Up stepped Rolston from the ’45, and despite the breeze going against him, slotted the ball over with yards to spare.

This lands Easkey in an intermediate final against St Molaise Gaels. Both teams are in the hunt for their sixth title, with Easkey winning their most recent coming in 2015. They hope to keep their 100% record in intermediate finals intact and make it two senior championship teams in the west for 2023.

Easkey scorers: Andrew Kilcullen (0-5, 0-2f), Jack Scott (1-1), Kevin Duffy, Fionn Moylan (1-0 each), Joe McHugh (0-2), Daniel Rolston (’45), Brendan McGrath, Jonathan Conway (0-1 each).

Easkey team: Daniel Rolston; Ian Barrett, Niall Kilcullen, Bernard Feeney; Eoghan Rua McGowan, Rory McHugh, Jack Scott; Eanna Moylan, Noel McGuire; Kevin Duffy, Andrew Kilcullen, Hayden Gilroy; Rossa Sloyan, Fionn Moylan, Rory McHugh.

Subs used: Ciarán Montague, Jonathan Conway, Brendan McGrath.

St Pat’s scorers: Padraic Clarke (0-6, 0-4f), Donal Brady (1-0), Jim Davis (0-2, 0-1 ’45), Pierce Kearins, Canice Mulligan, Ciaran Giblin, Tomás McMunn, Conor Kevany (0-1 each).

St Pat’s team: Cormac Boland; Jonathan Higgins, Connell Kearins, Conor Kevany; Daragh Williams, Joe McMunn, David Giblin; James Clarke, Cathal Finneran; Donal Brady, Tomás McMunn, Canice Mulligan; Jim Davis, Padraic Clarke, Pierce Kearins.

Subs used: Ciaran Giblin, Oisin Kevany, Niall Connolly, Martin Clarke, Ciaran Brady.

Referee: Gus Chapman.

 

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