Shamrock Gaels GAA Club notes

The U21 team advanced to the semi-final of the B Championship with a last gasp win over Curry in an exciting game played in Curry on Sunday. Curry raced into a five point lead but the Gaels kept in touch and pulled the deficit back to the minimum at the break. In the second half both teams struggled to assert themselves, however Curry looked to be coming out on top when they were one point up going into injury time. The Gaels, however finished in style when a great turnover from Daire Kearns set up Seamus Hailstones who’s decisive run split the Curry defence and he laid off to Shane Deignan who was clinical in dispatching the ball to the net to put the Gaels into a two point lead. There was still time for Darragh Hailstones to get the insurance point from a free to give the Gaels a 1-13 to 0-13 win. They now take on Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in the semi-final away next Saturday at 3.00PM. The team was: Daniel Lyons, Evan Lyons, Ben Tuohy, Daniel Murphy, Alan Kelly, Karl McKenna (0-2), Andrew Flynn, Michael Kilkenny (0-1), Enda O’Connell, Daire Kearns (0-1), Darragh Hailstones (0-5), Luke Flynn, Shane Deignan (1-4), Cian McDermott, Mark Kearns. Subs: Partrick Benson for D Murphy, Seamus Hailstones for A Flynn, Steven Willis for K McKenna, Marc Keegan for L Flynn, James Carroll for M Kearns.


Entries are now been sought for Scor na nOg 2017. This is an U17 event with categories in music group, figure dancing, set dancing, solo singing, ballad singing and novelty act on Sunday 26th November at 3pm in Ballintogher Hall. The Question Time takes place on 10th December. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Yvonne Doherty or Michelle McMorrow.


It is now only two weeks to our major fundraiser ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Clayton Hotel on 17th November and the dancers continue to refine their moves. Tickets for the event are now available from the dancers or any committee member for €10.




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