St. Mary's GAA Club notes

Our U12 girls had the excitement of playing their first final and have been a credit to the Club throughout the season so far.   After a number of top class displays, they brought strong form into the league final against near neighbours Coolera in a series of league finals played in Tubbercurry.   While our girls played fantastically once again, the Coolera side edged the encounter by 10 scores to 8.  Well done to the players, team management and supporters.  Our day will come and Gaelic offers plenty more chances for success.

The U10 Girls visited St Johns on Thursday, and put on a great display with some of the younger girls continuing strong improvement with each outing.   The girls were then part of a very enjoyable blitz in Dromahaire on Saturday and no doubt are looking forward to their next opportunity to play.   The U10 Community Games lads found the trip to Castleconnor a step too far and while playing very good football were on the wrong side of a 5-07 to 2-04 scoreline.   The experience will stand to them and next year they will have the chance to be involved in the Clifford Cup, which received very favourable comment from participating teams and in the newspapers.  

After a week’s break for the Clifford Cup, Saturday morning coaching was back and numbers again exceeded 100 kids.   Congratulations to Oisin and Eoin on winning the skills awards this week.

The U14 Girls once more did St Marys proud with a gutsy league semi-final win by 4-07 to 3-05 away to St Farnons.   Never easy playing away at this stage of the competition, and the travelling support were a big factor in making sure our girls booked their place in the final.   After 4 weeks of hard training and preparations, getting to the final is a tremendous step for this young side and well done to each player and their dedicated management team.

Our Junior Men’s squad is playing strongly and had another impressive victory this week, scoring 5-26 in their league victory against Calry.   A break for the lads, and this Sunday sees the Senior team in their latest league outing away to Curry with an 11am throw-in.

There is a Club coaching meeting on Monday June 10th at 8.30pm in the Sligo Park to discuss coaching in St Marys and get the views and feedback from all teams within the club.   Good luck to Sligo Minors in their latest Connaught Championship match, when they travel this Friday to take on Leitrim in Carrick on Shannon.   The County Senior side have drawn Offaly away in 2 weeks time which is a good draw and gives encouragement that the lads may progress to the next round of the play-offs.

Sadly, Liam Maher former Club Secretary and Chairperson of Bord na nOg passed away last weekend, and our condolences to his family at Liam’s great loss.   May he rest in peace.

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