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Wed 30 Sep
Expert Electrical U-12 Hurling RD - Final
Western Gaels
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Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA club
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence Pitch 2 - @ 6 30
Ref - C. O Donnell
Latest Results
Mon 28 Sep
Expert Electrical U-12 Hurling RD - Shield Final
Tuarloistreáin/Tourlestrane
0 - 5    0 - 9
Easkey
Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence Pitch 2
Ref - Pat Maguire
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
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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
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Owenmore Gaels
Oxfield Park
Ref -
Benson Cup RD - Semi Final 2
Geevagh
3 - 7    1 - 15
Curry/Curraigh
Geevagh
Ref - Gavin Cawley



Sligo Handball notes Handball
GAA Handball have updated the Covid-19 guidelines , details available
on the website or facebook pages.

Sunday brought 3 juvenile Connaught Softball titles to Sligo in the A
grade , with games played in Feenagh , Leitrim. Karley Cooney ,
Castleconnor began the day with a 15 - 8 , 15- 0 win at U-15 ,against
A. Coggeran , Roscommon.  In the next , Darragh Burke , Castleconnor
proved too strong for Galways C. Hession at U-15 ,winning 15 - 5 and
15 - 0. The final game saw Cormac Finn , Ballymote play well to beat
M. Kelly , Galway on a 15 - 5 , 15 - 12 scoreline in the U-16 grade.
Well done to the players , parents and clubs , as the trio prepare for
the All Ireland semi-finals against Munster opposition.

Last weekend saw Laura Finn , Ballymote represent Sligo in the All
Ireland Senior series.Laura is eligible for the Intermediate grade ,
but with a reduced Clar for 2020 , she stepped up to the Senior
challenge ,played in Moycullen Galway , losing to the reigning All
Ireland holder , Martina McMahon.


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Drumcliffe Rosses Point GAA Club notes clubnotes
The DRP boys under-16 footballers clinched the county 'A' shield title under the lights of Scarden on Friday evening with, what was in the end, a comprehensive 4-13 to 3-5 win.  Opponents Tubbercurry/Cloonacool battled gamely throughout and the sides were level with less than 10 minutes remaining. But DRP finished strongly, scoring an unanswered 2-5 in the closing moments to seal the win. Heartiest congratulations to this group of players who have worked so hard over the past 12 months - and the silverware is a fitting recognition for their efforts. The team is managed by Rowan O'Callaghan and Des McGee.

Our boys under-14 footballers qualified for county 'A' championship final on Sunday with a fine 1-14 to 1-7 win against St Mary's at Oxfield. A gallery of pictures from the game is available to view on the club's Facebook page.

Our senior men's footballers have qualified for the Benson Cup final without kicking a ball. They were given a semi-final walkover by Owenmore Gaels at the weekend. Fergal O'Flaherty's side will now face Sligo's new intermediate champions Curry in the final next Saturday at 5pm.

Seán Power's recent impressive championship performances with the team have seen him re-called to the Sligo senior county panel. He featured in last Friday night's challenge match against Longford, which Sligo lost by a single point.

A big Sunday ahead for the DRP minor girls footballers as they prepare to take on Tourlestrane in the delayed Sligo LGFA 'A' championship final. At the time of writing, we were still awaiting confirmation of the venue and throw-in time for the match. Under the current Covid regulations, 100 spectators will be allowed attend the final. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for more final info during the week.

There was a lovely touch by the Realt na Mara and Rathcormac National Schools during the week as pupils from both schools congratulated our girls under-12 footballers from both schools, when the cup was brought to the two schools on successive days.

Our thanks to St John's for last Monday's boys under-12 challenge games at Oxfield.

Benbulben Gaels U18 hurlers enjoyed a fine 4-12 to 2-7 win against Tourlestrane in the minor championship at Oxfield last Thursday.


Got an item for the club notes?
Email pro.drumclifferossespoint.sligo@gaa.ie, or phone/text/whatsapp Austin on 0876855621.


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Shamrock Gaels GAA Club notes clubnotes
Hard luck to U14 girls who lost the B Cup Championship final 5-4 to 4-11 to Curry last Sunday. This was a very exciting and close encounter with only a point between the sides until the last kick of the game when Curry finished with a goal. The team was: Hannah Hargadon, Louise Robertson, Lyn Barlow, Amy Brehony, Leah Mullaney, Hannah Sheridan, Ciara Gilligan (0-1), Sophie Swan, Leanne Galvin, Isobel Foley, Amy Malone (3-1), Orlaith Scanlon (0-1), Hayley Mullaney (1-0), Beth Candon (1-1), Katie Brehony. Subs: Zara Barlow, Clara McGovern, Amy Bagnall, Kayleigh Mullane Cronin. Thanks to the management team of Siobhan Brennan, Catherine Tuohy, Enda Candon, Majella Muldowney and Cara Tighe for all their hard work and time with the girls this year.

Well done to the U14 boys who had a convincing 6-14 to 0-8 win over Coolaney/Mullinbreena in the B semi-final on Sunday. The team was: Sean Kelly, Alex Clark, Adam O'Carroll, Leo Scanlon, PJ Scanlon, Mathew Potter, Joris Rooney, Niall Kenny (2-3), Jack Tuohy, Darragh McKeon (1-3), Keilan Hannon (2-4), Steven Smith (1-1), Jack Brehony (0-1), Jack Barrett, Aaron Coleman (0-2). Subs used: Dylan White, Eddie Cogan, Adam Taylor, Leo Kennedy. They will now play St John's in the final with the venue and date to be confirmed.

The U11/U12 boys had their final group game last Monday against Ballymote/Buninaden. The U12 team now play in the Shield semi-final against St Molaise Gaels while the U11 team take on Tubbercurry/Cloonacool in the plate final.

The Senior team had their final game of the season losing 1-7 to 0-6 to Tourlestrane in the semi-final of the Kiernan Cup last Saturday. The team was: Daniel Lyons, John Craig, Paul Higgins, Patrick Benson, Daire Kearns, Declan Willis (0-1), Seamus Hailstones, James Carroll (0-1), Dylan Willis (0-1), Johnny Quinn (0-1), Darragh Hailstones, Conor Kearns, Mark Kearns, Lee Deignan (0-2), Brendan Hailstones. Thanks to the management team of Glen McDermott, Stephen Sheerin, Frankie King, Fergal White and Hilary Lyons for their work with the team this year.
 
The club are currently having a clothes collection - all clothes, belts, shoes, bags etc can be dropped to Coola this week. Please contact Michelle McMorrow on 087 6157455 if you wish to drop bags off - collection will be this week so make sure you avail of this opportunity.


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Geevagh GAA Club notes clubnotes

For the third weekend in a row, silverware has been captured by one of our club’s team, this time our U. 14 Girls, the “great entertainers” captured the “C” Championship title defeating St John’s by 2 scores on last Saturday lunch time. Going into the final our Girls were the underdogs, but this talented bunch don’t believe in doing things the easy way. Testament to this would be their first championship game away to Balisodare, finding themselves 8 points down at half time, they turned on the style in the 2nd half to win by 6 points in the end. Despite being well beaten by their opponents in an early group game, our Girls knuckled down to the task in hand. Our girls opened the scoring in this exciting final with 2 points from the boot of Ruth Killoran. John’s replied with two points of their own, to leave the score at 0.2 each after two minutes, John’s were enjoying the lion’s share of possession at this stage, however their shooting let them down on a few occasions. Our midfield pair of Ellie & Ella were winning a lot of possession and supplying our eager beaver forwards with plenty of ball, they duly obliged with another goal and a point from Ruth to leave to score at 1.3 to 0.2 at the first half water break.

Our girls were well in the grove at this stage and restarted the game with the first score, a goal from the hard working Ella O’Reilly. Our opponents ended the half on the up again with the two final scores to leave the half time score at 2.3 to 0.4.

This was a great first half performance from our girls considering they were playing into a stiff breeze. Niall & Declan’s half time words of wisdom worked a treat as our girls started the brighter of the two teams with an early goal from sharp shooter Ruth Killoran. Our girls were working really hard all over the field, with no player sparing themselves in effort. Further 2nd half points from Ella saw our girls stretch their lead further. To their credit John’s never gave up the ghost and rallied with three quick scores in quick succession to reduce the margin somewhat, the final water break of the game arrived shortly after, the scoreboard read; Geevagh 5.5 to St John’s 1.6.

John’s started the final quarter of the game with two quick goals but to their great credit our girls replied with a point from Ruth to settle our supporters’ nerves, some great defending from our crew kept John’s at bay, and the final nail in our opponents’ coffin arrived moments later with another goal from the clinical Ruth Killoran, a move that started in our girls’ full back line.

The final whistle blew shortly after our girls 6th goal of the game and was met with great excitement from all the Geevagh supporters. Commiserations to St John’s who contributed hugely to a very exciting, skilful game.  

This group of players thoroughly deserved this championship victory, they are a credit to their families, no doubt a great crew to work with, they have stared defeat in the face on a few occasions during the season, but have shown fantastic character to emerge victorious from most games, they were defeated by Drumcliffe & St John’s in the group stages, but turned the tide on both of those sides in the semi and the final.

Well done to coaches Niall & Declan, thanks to all the parents who helped out at training and on match days  

Great to see members of our senior ladies’ team at the game also, watch yere backs Ladies there’s a talented bunch waiting in the wings.

Final Score: Geevagh 6.6 St John’s 4.6.

After the final whistle joint captains Millie Ryan & Laura O’Reilly thanked all the match officials on their handling of the final, they thanked their coaches, Maureen, Orla, all the parents and supporters and lastly gave three cheers to St John’s. A convoy of beeping cars travelled the length and breadth of the parish to celebrate their victory. They were greeted by flags, bunting and good luck wishes along their route.

 

U.14 Squad was; Laura O’Reilly, Rachel Moran, Jade Gabiddon, Jessica Gray, Ailbhe Corcoran, Grainne Smith, Ava Duggan, Ella O’Reilly, Ellie Harte, Michelle Mc Donagh, Mille Ryan, Ruth Killoran, Aine Mostyn, Leanne Egan, Emma Costello, Chloe Egan, Susie O’Grady, Hannah Hunter, Aoibhe Mc Donagh.

 

Our senior lads ended their season with a semi-final Benson Cup defeat at the hands of Curry on Saturday evening last. They maintained their senior status for 2021 which was a big plus for the club.

 

Our senior ladies are away to Naomh Anna Leitir Mor (Contae na Gaillimhe) on Sunday afternoon next in the Connacht Championship semi-final. The game has a throw in time of 2pm. Best of luck Ladies.

 

Our U.12 Boys are in “B” Championship semi-final in the coming weeks. They had a useful workout of the weekend, their game is fixed for Geevagh on Sunday October the 10th at 12 noon. They have been unlucky with injuries of late, hopefully a few of the lads will be back for the semi.

 

Great credit to all our club teams & mentors who represented the club over this difficult season, hoping 2021 will be a little less stressful from a regulatory point of view.

 

Congratulations to Tomas & Donna O’Reilly on the birth of their baby girl recently.

 

Commiserations to Arthur, George & Aaron who were part of the Naomh Eoin side who were narrowly defeated in the county Senior Hurling Final on Sunday last.

 

We appeal to all our supporters not to try and gain entry to the grounds and respect the guidance in the interests of public health.

Thanks for your understanding and patience in supporting all of the public health guidance over the last number of months.



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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)



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