Friends of Sligo Football
Congratulations to Sligo footballer Stephen Gilmartin on winning Connaught GAA writers personality of the month for April after his wonderful display in that memorable win in the league final against Antrim in Croke Park.
Congratulations to Summerhill College and St Attractas, who claimed further titles recently putting Sligo colleges football at an even higher level and all this augurs well for the future of football in Sligo.
Well done to Sligo Junior footballers on a comprehensive win over Fermanagh to qualify for the Connaught final against Galway and we wish them well in the final.
Congratulations to Ross Donovan and Katie Hannon on the birth of their baby daughter recently.
We extend sympathy to the family of Padraig Kilcoyne, Tubbercury, who died recently. His family have been involved in GAA activities for years and he was father of Raymond, who is a member of the back room staff team with the Sligo senior footballers.
We wish all the best to Michael Breslin, Sligo IT, who retired recently and who has made an immense contribution to football in Sligo IT, where he presided over a number of National titles and he has also made a fine contribution to Sligo GAA generally over the years.
Good luck to the organisers of the forthcoming 7 a side competition to be held over bank holiday weekend. This was a great competition some years ago and St Marys in particular were recognised through out Ireland as specialists in that area and it is a major competition in Kilmacud Crokes on the eve of the All Ireland each year.
Last week Aviva stadium was officially open to great aplomb as politicians, sports personalities etc were presented in a glittering opening. We in Friends of Sligo football are proud that one of our own, Tubbercurry / Cloonacool man Padraig Egan, who made a hugh contribution to the completion of this stadium on time. Padraig was project manager for this massive development and despite some anxious moments he made sure everything was delivered on time. He also found time to travel around the county to follow Sligo footballers.