Owenmore Gaels GAA Club notes

Team News

Division 3 League Winners!

Ladies Division 3 final result: Owenmore Gaels 0-18 Shamrock Gaels 3-7
A dominant second half performance sees the girls take the honours at Kilcoyne Park.
Four points down at half time the girls were under the cosh, but responded magnificently to utterly dominate the second. We played some beautiful football to open up an unassailable lead and defended heroically towards the end.
In truth the winning margin could and should have been bigger but none of that matters as the trophy comes back to Collooney.
Well done to the team and management of Anthony Sweeney, Joan Mullen and Gerry O'Connell, enjoy the well earned celebrations! For a full match report, see our Facebook Page.

Hard luck to the Men’s Division 4 team who lost out away to St. Farnans in a high scoring encounter finishing 5-17 to 4-12 last Sunday.

U-14 Division 1 result: Shamrock Gaels 5-6 Owenmore Gaels 5-10
Well done to the U-14 boys who ground out a win in Coola on Thursday evening. Early on our lads looked like they were suffering the effects of a gruelling weekend in Louth at the Fèile, and were 4 points down at the short whistle.
However, the half time team talk from Gary seemed to do the trick as we got to grips with the opposition and eventually secured the 2 points.
A good result, all the more impressive considering the lads tough weekend with many of them carrying knocks into the game.

The Owenmore Gaels U12 girls kicked off the championship with an 18-8 loss at home to Tourlestrane on Friday evening. We had a few absentees with it being the holiday season but the thirteen girls that took to the field kept on going until the end as always but were suffering a little bit of a lack of match fitness. Plenty of positives to take from the match as always with this great bunch of girls. Next up we're at home to Calry/St Joseph's this coming Friday evening all support is welcome.

Well done to our U8s who travelled to Easkey to compete at the Go Games last Wednesday. A great experience and event to participate in.

Club News

With the Féile weekend now behind us we would like to take the opportunity to thank the business’s that contributed towards the weekend.
• Stephen Mullen of Sligo Haulage & Distribution Ltd sponsored tops for the entire team and management.
• Clayton Hotel Sligo sponsored the boys gear bags.
• Avenue Moulds contributed towards T-Shirts for the squad.
• Total Produce sponsored the boys much need fuel in the shape of healthy fruit snacks.
These contributions were vital towards the success of the weekend and the boys and management are extremely grateful to our generous sponsors.

Connolly Park hosted the All-Ireland U16 Girls Semi-Final between Donegal and Galway last Wednesday. Galway won out in the end on a scoreline of 4-21 to 4-04. Thanks to all who came to help volunteer by stewarding and looking after the shop. And also well done to both teams on an entertaining game!

Gaelic for Mothers and Others continues this Monday at 8pm at Connolly Park. This is open to all women interested in getting fit and having some fun, no experience is required. Come down and give it a go, craic is guaranteed!  For more information contact Anthony on 086-4110692.

Our Saturday morning coaching continues this Saturday from 10am-11am in Connolly Park. For ages 4-10 years. A fun introduction to football. To participate kids must be registered. See the club Facebook page for further details. Please share and spread the word!

For anyone to join up with any of our underage team from U-10 to U-18 or to play senior football please contact Niall on 0877609420.

Check out our new underage kit now available to buy at Jako Sports. This will be the playing kit for our U-10 and U-8 teams. The T-shirt (a requirement for U-8 and 10's) is €15, with an option of shorts and socks for €22 total. Sizes catering right down to our nursery kids.

The Club shop is now online. Club Merchandise includes jerseys, socks, shorts, club tops, trousers and jackets. Get yours now! Visit our Facebook page for details.

Thanks to everyone who recently entered our Sports Prediction Quiz. Keep an eye on our facebook page for score updates!

Club Lotto

The Lotto draw took place in The Owenmore Inn on Monday 25th June. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 24 & 27.

There was no winner of the €9,400 Jackpot. Congrats to our ‘Match 3' Winner Nadia Cam who wins €100.

As there was no Jackpot Winner this week, the Jackpot rolls over to €9,500. The next draw will take place on Monday 9th July in Connolly's Bar.

Thanks to everyone who bought tickets throughout the year and continues to support the club.

Condolences

The club are saddened to hear of the passing Michelle Brannigan, 4 Rowan Tree Gardens, Collooney, and late of the Cloonamahon Centre of Care. The club wish to extend sympathies to her brothers Brendan, Emmett, Martin and all relatives and friends.

The Brannigan family is steeped in Owenmore Gaels history with Brendan, Emmett and Martin all playing for the Gaels at various age groups as well as senior football. And Michelle’s Father, Michael also coached underage at various levels for many years.

Ar Dheis De go Riabh Siad.



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