Owenmore Gaels GAA Club notes

Golf Classic

Owenmore Gaels are delighted to announce that we will be running a Golf Classic on Friday eve 19th (after 5pm) and Saturday 20th July at Castle Dargan Golf Club. After our great success on the last outing, we are hoping everyone can come out and support our fundraiser.

To book a team or be part of one, you can book your tee time from Michael on 0861520126 or James on 0863818829.

Golf Scramble - Entry €120 per Team of 4
Lots of Prizes to be won, including Longest Drive, Nearest to Pin, Best GAA Team etc.

 

Senior Mens Division 2

SLD2 result: Owenmore Gaels 0-19 St. Farnans 2-13
Draw game in a thriller at Connolly Park. Massive second half effort from our lads.

A win next week away to Geevagh is needed in order to give us a chance of staying up.

 

Senior Ladies Intermediate Championship

Ladies inter championship: Owenmore Gaels 7-16 Curry 4-5

Brilliant display girls, well done all on a massive performance.

 

U16 Girls

Well done to the U16 girls who won their opening championship game at Connolly Park Wednesday evening. An impressive performance winning out by 5-12 5-4.

 

U12 Boys

Well done to the U12 lads on a super performance yesterday evening. The lads beat top of the table Coolera/Strandhill 0-15 0-8. Well done players and management

 

U10 Girls
Last Wed our u10 girls took on their Owenmore Gaels counterparts in their second challenge match of year at Ransboro Park last Saturday. A very well contested game showed how far along our girls have come in a short time with some excellent skills on show. Thanks to the Owenmore Gaels girls and their mentors for travelling.

 

Féile 2019

Last weekend saw a very busy weekend for our club with us competing and hosting national Féile competition.

On the field both our teams did extremely well. The boys won two of three group games to make the cup knockout stages. They travelled to Carrick on Saturday for a quarter final vs Leitrim Gaels, and despite a stirring second half effort lost out in a close game. The team played some brilliant football over the two days and this team will produce some top players for club and county. The girls got off to a slow start in Curry, losing narrowly in their first two group games. However returning to Connolly Park on Saturday re-energised the girls and a good win over Warwicksire instilled confidence going into the shield quarter finals. In Geevagh we put in a powerhouse display to overcome Hertfordshire and progress to finals day on the Sunday. We traveled to Castlerea and in a really tough and grueling encounter the girls made the final, beating Scotland 2-2 to 1-1. This set up a final against Drumcliffe/Rosses Point. We came up against a physically stronger and older team who blitzed us in the first half with 5 goals seemingly putting the game out of reach. However the girls refused to throw in the towel. A massive second half effort yielded 3 goals while we conceded none. Only for some heroics from the Drumcliffe goalkeeper we could have pulled the game out of the fire, however Drumcliffe prevailed on a 5-6 to 3-4 scoreline, congratulations to them on a deserved win overall.

Off the field this was a massive undertaking for the club. Much fundraising was done in the form of a Marathon relay, a bag pack and a table quiz, these events organised by the mentors and parents of the teams involved. Thank you to all involved in arranging and co-ordinated these.
We received sponsorship from a number of business’s in the area including Herrons, Tom McNicholas, VHA architects, Pharmaceutical Stainless Supplies, Poweright, with Whitesides Supervalu providing the bag-pack oppoutunity. We are very grateful for the support.

We hosted 8 games in total over Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Connolly Park. Huge thanks to Noel, Oliver, Martin and Marty-Joe for their work in preparing the grounds so well. We received hugely positive feedback on our facilities from all clubs who visited.
The club hosted two teams who had travelled for the competition, Warwickshire girls and Naomh Eoin (Belfast) boys. Thank you to the families who took in children for the weekend, it was very much appreciated and the kids were very well looked after. To all who helped with the setting-up of the food and disco on Saturday evening thank you very much, and to Johnny Banks for accommodating us at the Teeling Centre.

The weekend showed the value of this competition. The bond forged between the teams we hosted was lovely to see. Football is a wonderful avenue for our kids to meet new people and make new friends, while also been active and learning new skills. Life lessons learned as we win and lose together and celebrate and commiserate together.

 

Ladies Refereeing Course

Attention club members who may be interested in refereeing Ladies games.

The course dates are Saturday 27th July and Saturday 17th August.

Those interested must sign up using link below

Level 1 Referee Course - Over 2 days. 20 Euro cost for day. Time: 10-5pm

Address for post of cheque and postal order.

Claire Burke
21st Century,
Moneen Road,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo

Nursery Programme 2019

Owenmore Gaels Nursery programme continues this Saturday morning the FAIRGREEN in Collooney from 11 to 12. This is an introduction to Gaelic Football for kids in the community in a fun filled environment. This is aimed for children aged between 4-6. Parents are invited to participate in activities. Please note all kids must be registered to participate. Any queries please contact Paddy Watters on 0858512889.

 

Cul Camps

Owenmore Gaels are delighted to host Cul Camps this summer from Monday 29th of July to Friday the 2nd of August. For more info contact our facebook page.

 

Foundation Course

We are delighted to host a foundation football course on the 20th June. If you have an interest in getting involved in coaching, please contact Liam óg at liamog.gormley.gm.sligo@gaa.ie.

 

Pitchside Signs

The club are currently reaching out to local businesses to advertise at Connolly Park in the form of a pitch side sign.
With our new stand and excellent location we are getting more major games each year with large attendances guaranteed. Contact Niall on 0877609420 or mail treasurer.owenmoregaels.sligo@gaa.ie for further details.

 

Lotto

The Lotto draw took place in Connolly' Bar on Monday 24th June. The numbers drawn were 6, 9, 13 & 20.

There was no winner of the €10,000 Jackpot. Congrats to our ‘Lucky Dip’ Winners Declan Foley, John Kenny, Eamonn Watters and Declan Foley who each win €30.

The next draw for our €10,000 Jackpot will take place on Monday 7th July in Connolly's Bar.

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



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