Club Sligo Draw takes place on Saturday
Sligo GAA will be holding their 2020 CLUB SLIGO DRAW prior to the Allianz National League game with Limerick this Saturday.

The DRAW will be streamed live on the SLIGO GAA Facebook page and will take place at 1.30pm

The lucky winner will receive a VW Polo supplied by Connolly Motors, Sligo while 4 runners up will receive 2 All Ireland Football Final tickets and 4 more will receive 2 All Ireland Hurling Final tickets.

Given that the All Ireland Finals may be behind closed doors, Sligo GAA will honour the winning tickets in 2021 and as an added bonus will present the winners of these tickets with a cash prize this year of €250.

You can watch the Draw live on Facebook on the SligoGAA page.

Tickets can still be purchased online up until 11pm on Friday night at http://www.sligogaa.ie/ClubSligo/Default.aspx


Last updated 22/10/2020 @ 18:05 Read More >>


Sligo NHL Roinn 3B - some of the figures from the campaign


Our hurlers played 5 games in the league including the final.  

37 players made an appearance during the league.

Sligo scored 15 - 93 and conceded 7 - 60

Player and appearances
  Appearances
Mark Burke 4
Paul O'Grady 3
James Weir 4
Niall Feehily 5
Eoghan R McGowan 2
Gavin Connolly 2
Kevin Banks 4
Liam Reidy 3
Rory McHugh 5
Finnian Cawley 5
Gerard O'K Lynch 3
Tony O'Kelly Lynch 5
Keith Raymond 4
Andrew Kilcullen 3
Kieran Prior 5
Ruairí Brennan 4
Kevin O'Kennedy 5
Darragh Cawley 1
Joe McHugh 4
Niall McDermott 2
Shane Brenan 2
Arthur Wall 2
Dónal Hanley 1
Kevin Gilmartin 3
Cathal Jordan 1
Brian Shannon 1
Larry Cadden 2
Pa O'Connor 1
Mikey Gordon 2
Niall Kilcullen 1
Conor Hannify 1
Mark Hannify 1
Michael Munnelly 1
Daniel Rolston 1
Ronan Cox 1
Conor Griffin 1
Eoin Comerford 1


Scorers through the league - 20 scorers
  Goals Points
Keith Raymond 3 27
Gerard O'Kelly Lynch 4 9
Kieran Prior 2 7
Rory McHugh 3 2
Finnian Cawley 1 8
Tony O'Kelly Lynch 0 11
Joe McHugh 1 7
Andrew Kilcullen
4
Kevin Banks
3
Ruairí Brennan
2
Arthur Wall
2
Mikey Gordon
2
Conor Hannify
2
Kevin O'Kennedy
1
Larry Cadden
1
Mark Hannify
1
Michael Munnelly
1
Ronan Cox
1
Conor Griffin
1
Eoin Comerford
1





Last updated 19/10/2020 @ 20:21 Read More >>


NHL Roinn 3B FINAL Sligo 3-17 v Leitrim 2-16

The county hurlers were back in Bekan almost 19 months after last years appearance at the venue where they lost this final in 2019 to Longford. It was a cold and wet day in 2019 but 2020 surprisingly for October had a better hurling day for the final where Sligo hit more wides than points scored - an amazing statistic  . This was also the first game under the new county hurling management team of Padraig Mannion and his selectors after the resignations of Daithí Hand and his team. This also meant there were a few high profile player absentees in particular scorer in chief Keith Raymond. On the other side there was a number of new names in the squad and the subs bench along with the team fitness proved vital in the closing stages.

Sligo hit 19 wides and the Leitrim keeper gave a man of the match display with a number of top class saves with one in particular in the second half absolutely stunning. The physical presence of Conor Beirne and Poinard in the Leitrim full forward line caused havoc as did the Moreton brothers with their all action style. 

Sligo got off to a good start with a Gerard O'Kelly Lynch point from play within seconds of the throw in and he followed with a free two minutes later. Ben Murray and Gavin O'Hagan equalised for Leitrim. Sligo has a number of good chances at this time for goals but none were taken. Debutant Conor Hannify got his first score for Sligo in the 12th minute but O'Hagan replied and at the water break Leitrim lead by one following a James McNabola free. In an eventful 90 seconds, Leitrim found the net when Beirne fielded turned and passed to Poinard who drove to the net. This was quickly followed by a O'Hagan free and from the subsequent puck out GOKL broke and headed for goal and drove across the keeper to the net. In the 26th minute Eoin Comerford got a goo long range point but Leitrim struck back when a long range effort by McNabola made its way to the Sligo net via a deflection or deft touch from Beirne. Beirne pointed directly afterwards. Hannify and O'Kelly Lynch responded for Sligo. 

Ronan Cox came on for Sligo at this point adding a more physical presence around the middle with great tenacity. It was blow for blow before the half time break with Mikey Gordon and Finnian Cawley scoring from play and Tony O'Kelly Lynch with a free being cancelled out by two from O'Hagan and Colm Moreton making the score at the whistle 2-9 v 1-9 to Leitrim. 

Conor Griffin moved into full forward for the second half and right away it paid dividends with the first score of the half. GOKL got his second goal in the second minute of the half, again striking across the goal into the side netting. Leitrim responded and hit a puprle patch where they out hurled and out muscled Sligo with 4 points up to the water break from O'Hagan and Enda Moreton with only a 65 from O'Kelly Lynch in response. Daniel Rolston entered for his senior debut and added a stronger presence in front of the full back line. Ruairí Brennan and Michael Munnelly also entered the fray in the 22nd minute with both providing very good displays. When Colm Moreton scored a point after throwing off two defenders in the 24th minute it looked like it would be Leitrims day. However their half forward line were beginning to look spent along with Sligo running more with the sliotar in hand and off the shoulder it began to change. Michael Munnelly scored a point after a good run down the left side of the field which he popped over from an acute angle and in the 30th minute the goal that would drive onto victory arrived. 

A Leitrim puckout was won on the Sligo 65, a few short passes and Mark Hannify went on a solo run that ended almost 100m later on the Leitrim goal line with a handpass to Gerard O'Kelly Lynch who deftly kicked under the Leitrim keeper.  Leitrim did respond with another O'Hagan free but at this stage there was going to be only one winner with some smart crossfield passes resulting in Hannify , Ronan Cox and Cawley all scoring points from play to give Sligo the victory and promotion to Roinn 3A for the 2021 season.

Captain Niall Feehily received the cup on behalf of his team.

Scorers: 

Sligo - Gerard O'Kelly Lynch 3-4 (1f 2x65), Tony O'Kelly Lynch 0-3 (3f), Conor Hannify 0-2, Finnian Cawley 0-2, Eoin Comerford, Mikey Gordon, Conor Griffin, Michael Munnelly, Mark Hannify, Ronan Cox 0-1 each.

Leitrim - Gavin O'Hagan 0-9 (6f), Conor Beirne 1-2, Peter Poinard 1-0, James McNabola 0-2(1f), Colm Moreton 0-2, Ben Murray, Enda Moreton 0-1 each

Sligo : Stephen Fleming, Kevin O'Kennedy, Niall Feehily(capt), Niall Kilcullen, Finnian Cawley, Rory McHugh, Mark Hannify, Mikey Gordon, Conor Griffin, Gerard O'Kelly Lynch, Kieran Prior, Eoin Comerford, Conor Hannify, Tony O'Kelly Lynch, Andrew Kicullen
Subs - Ronan Cox for Comerford, Daniel Rolston for N.Kilcullen, Ruairí Brennan for Kieran Prior, Michael Munnelly for C.Hannify





Last updated 19/10/2020 @ 11:29 Read More >>


NFL D4 Rd 6: Sligo 2-15 v Carlow 2-19

The National leagues resumed with Sligo making the long journey to Carlow on Saturday. When the leagues were suspended Sligo knew that two wins from two would result in promotion to division 3. During lockdown Carlow manager Turlough O'Brien stepped down and was subsequently replaced by ex Sligo manager Neil Carew meaning his first official game in charge was against a team where he knew most players very well. Last year Sligo lost in Carlow where a slow start and the suffocating defence of the Carlow men saw us go down in a very low scoring game. Both teams were relegated and had a lot to play for here with regard to getting promoted at the first attempt. Unlike last year this was a high scoring rollercoast ride throughout with the result in doubt till the 6th minute of additional time in the second half. 

Sean Murphy made his competitive start in the Sligo jersey and was involved in the first minute as Carlows Paul Broderick kicked over and it was the fifth minute when Pat Hughes ran out onto a ball and turned and flung over the first of Sligo scores for the evening. A minute late Sligo went in front when Mikey Gordon bore down on goal from 45m and no defender met him, leaving him to drive to the roof of the net. Carlow responded with points from Foley and Dunphy and were dominating the kickouts of both sides with a serious physical presence. Hughes brought us back level with another good run, turn and point but at the water break further points from Broderick and Jordan Morrisey left Sligo in arrears. 

Sligo hit the next four points after the break from Gaughan (1f) getting two and Seán Carrabine and Paddy O'Connor to put Sligo back in front. Broderick from play and a free split by a Paddy O'Connor free left Sligo in front by 1 at the break 1-7 v 0-9.

Broderick hit another point from another free but Red Óg Murphy hit a purple patch and scored a wonder point from close on the endline after breaking two tackles. Pat Hughes who had a very good game until injury meant he had to leave the fray intercepted a short Carlow kickout and two quick handpasses had Murphy driving at goal and rifling to the top left of the net. Hughes from the next kickout hit his third from play to put Sligo up by 6 with 7 minutes played in the half. If Sligo held on at this stage it felt like they would have won out however Ross Dunphy hit an unstoppable shot to the top corner of the net when surrounded by three defenders from the next play to cut the lead to three. 

Gerard O'Kelly Lynch finished a good move with a point in the 9th minute. By the water break it was level with three from Broderick (1f) and a Dunphy score. The last quarter of the game was up and down the field with both sides looking like they had it won. John Francis Carr, Barry Gorman and debutant Ryan Feehily entered the fray as did David Quinn close to the finish. Carlow went up by three points going into the six minutes of injury time with  a point from Chris Blake and a goal from Conor Crowley who had just come onto the field when a kickout went a distance but all of Sligo seemed wrongfooted. Carlow went to get the insurance point and Pat Hughes managed to get his fingertips to a point attempt that allowed Eamonn Kilgannon to knock it down from over the bar. Hughes appeared to sustain a shoulder injury and with all our subs on the field we finished out with 14. The team showed great grit to come back and three Liam Gaughan frees had levelled the game but Carlows superiority of the kickout proved decisive with Paul Broderick and Darragh Foley hitting two winning points in less than a minute to take the win and also to take a chance of promotion out of Sligo hands.

Limerick make the trip to Markievicz Park next weekend.

Scorers - 
Sligo - Liam Gaughan  0-5 (4f), Red Óg Murphy 1-2, Pat Hughes 0-3, Mikey Gordon 1-0, Paddy O'Connor 0-3 (2f), Seán Carrabine, Gerard O'Kelly Lynch 0-1 each

Carlow - Paul Broderick 0-11(5f), Ross Dunphy 1-2, Conor Crowley 1-0, Chris Blake 0-2, Darragh Foley, Jordan Morrisey 0-1 each

Sligo  - Eamonn Kilgannon, Nathan Mullen, Eddie McGuinness, Seán Murphy, Darragh Cummins, Paul McNamara, Gerard O'Kelly Lynch, Paddy O'Connor(capt), Paul Kilcoyne, Mikey Gordon, Conor Griffin, Seán Carrabine, Red Óg Murphy, Pat Hughes, Liam Gaughan   
Subs: John F Carr for McNamara, Ryan Feehily for Sean Murphy, Paul McNamara for Kilcoyne, Barry Gorman for Griffin, David Quinn for O'Connor





Sligo: Eamonn Kilgannon, 


Last updated 18/10/2020 @ 09:58 Read More >>


Brian O'Beirne R.I.P.
Brian was a former Sligo county minor in 1967 and won a junior county title with Grange in 1969.

Ar dheis dé go raibh a anim


The death has occurred of Brian O'Beirne
Doonowney, Carney, Sligo

Brian O'Beirne, Doonowney, Carney, Co. Sligo,1st October 2020, suddenly, at his home. Beloved husband of Peggy and dear father of Lorraine, Valerie and Deirdre. Sadly missed by his loving wife, daughters, sons in law David Scanlon and David McCullagh, grand daughter Dani, niece, cousins, neighbours and friends.

Rest In Peace

Reposing at McGloin's Funeral Home, Cliffoney, on Sunday from 5pm to 6.30pm. Liturgy of prayers at 6.30pm. Removal to St Patrick's church Maugherow, on Monday morning to arrive for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. A Private cremation will take place at Lakelands Crematorium. Family Flowers Only Please. Donations in lieu to the RNLI Sligo Yacht Club Rosses Point.

Due to Government Directives and HSE Guidelines, the funeral home and church will be restricted to family and friends. Anyone wishing to offer their sympathies can do so on the condolence section below. Mass on Monday can be viewed on the Parish of Drumcliff and Maugherow Facebook Page and https://drumcliffmaugherow.ie/



Last updated 05/10/2020 @ 08:24 Read More >>


Sligo GAA renew their Sponsorship with Connolly Motors


Once again Connolly Motor Group will deliver a critical part of the support function for the Sligo Senior football team for the 2020 season by delivering the Team Kit van decked out in the impressive team colours.

For a number of years now Connolly Motor Group have been associated with the Senior football team and County Board Treasurer Peter Greene acknowledged this when he stated that “this Sponsorship was a very practical way to support the Senior team in the coming season”.

A representative of the Group said “they were delighted to be able to support Sligo GAA for 2020. The group have sites based in Sligo, Mayo and Galway and are the authorised dealers for Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Mercedes-Benz. Connolly Volkswagen are proud to be able to show our continued support to Sligo GAA for 2020 and wish them well in the concluding matches of the National League and against Galway in the Connaught Championship”.

Regular Kit man John McPartland took possession of the keys of the new vehicle from Stephen Kearns (Commercial Vehicle Manager) at a handover ceremony at the Group Headquarters in Sligo earlier this week also attended by County Treasurer Peter Greene.




Last updated 02/10/2020 @ 14:49 Read More >>