St. Michael's GAA Club notes clubnotes
Training has commenced for the Junior team on Tuesday evening's. Contact Hugh McGowan manager.  

The club would like to congratulate our treasurer and lotto co-ordinator John A McAndrew ahead of receiving the GAA’s presidents award tonight in Croke Park. The award recognises the selfless commitment, dedication and hard work of the association’s volunteers and no one fits the bill better than our very own John. To you and your wife Ann from everyone in the club, hope enjoyed the night, it’s more than well deserved.
Registration night for all under age players up to Minor grade will take place in Ballintogher Community Centre on Friday 21st February from 7pm to 9pm.

Membership for 2020 is as follows,  Male: Underage = €30. Family of 2 = €50. Family of 3 = €60. Seniors = €60 (Students = €40)
 Option for Senior Players €120 which includes Yearly Lotto Ticket. Non playing members €30. 
Female: Underage (12yrs -18 yrs) €40 (€32 registration & €8 club membership). Senior  €60 (€50 registration &€10 membership). Option for Senior Players €120 includes Yearly Lotto Ticket. 

A date to book in your diary.  St Michael's Annual Dinner Dance will take place on 28th March in Castledargan Hotel, music on the night by The Conquerors.  Tickets will €35 each and will be available from the end of February.

Lotto Numbers for this week are 10, 14, 24, 27. No Jackpot winner there was 2 match 3 winners. Saroise & Alannah McLoughlin Ballintogher.  Paddy McGoldrick c/o Kellys Ballygawley.  Next weeks draw is in Innisfree Bar Ballintogher Jackpot now stands at €2,100. The club wish to sincerely thank everyone for their continued support. 


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Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA Club notes clubnotes

Dinner Dance

We enjoyed a great night at our annual club dinner dance last Saturday evening. In the wonderful surroundings of the Diamond Coast Hotel, we were delighted to welcome Corofin’s Dylan Wall as our special guest - both of Dylan’s parents come from our parish.

Arguably the moment of the night was a prolonged standing ovation for the great PJ Kavanagh, who was the Hall of Fame award winner. Whether it was in the black and amber of Enniscrone/Kilglass or the black and white of Sligo, PJ always excelled between the four white lines and it was fitting that his previous and indeed continued contribution to our club be recognized.

Johnny Mullaney’s commitment to the club was also honoured as he was chosen as the Club Person of the Year. Johnny’s devotion in particular to looking after our grounds at Quigabar is widely appreciated and commended by all of us within the club.

The Player of the Year award (The Freeman Memorial Shield) went to Cian Mulrooney for his consistent high standards on the field throughout 2019, while Josh Ellis won the Young Player of the Year award (McManus Memorial Shield) for his performances in 2019.

Our Mothers and Others also held their awards on the night: Carmel O’Neill was chosen as the Club Person of the Year; Fidelma Starrs won the Best Newcomer while Caroline Roberts collected the Most Dedicated Player Award. The Mothers and Others make a valuable contribution to our club and we are delighted that their group continues to go from strength to strength.

Our thanks go to Dylan Wall, the Diamond Coast Hotel and all who attended.

Here’s to 2020.

 

Membership

As the new season approaches, we are holding our annual registration night on Friday next (February 21st) from 7pm to 9.30pm in the clubhouse. It is mandatory that all players are registered for insurance purposed. Further details on rates etc available on our Facebook page or on the night.

 

Friday night coaching

Our Friday night coaching is back! U-8s from 6-7pm, U-10s from 7-8pm and U-12s from 8-9pm. The coaching takes place in the indoor astro turf. All welcome.

 

Blotto

There was no winner of last weekend’s blotto jackpot. Next week’s draw in Sheridan’s, Kilglass will be for a prize of €11,000. Thanks to all players for the continued support. 



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NFL Div4 Rd 3: Sligo 1-10 v Wicklow 1-15 mainnews

Sligo went east for the second weekend running but this time there was no points as well as being disappointed. 

Following a number of inspections the pitch was passed and despite all the rain the pitch was in good shape but there was a very strong breeze blowing directly from one goal into the dressing room goal. Wicklow had the elements in the first half and despite Cian Lally getting Sligo off to a good start with a well worked point Wicklow responded with a long ball in that deceived the defence and almost did same to Seanie  Furlong who caught at second attempt after which he cooly rounded Aidan Devaney. They extended the lead with two further points. Liam Gaughan responded against the breeze with two of his own well kicked points. In the 15th minute a good break out of the stand side of defence saw a crossfield ball reach Cian Lally who when fisted the ball into the unmarked Sean Carrabine who finished low to the net. By the 21st minute two frees had been added to the tally from Devaney and Paddy O'Connor to lead 1-5 to 1-3. 

For the last 15 of the half Wicklow took a strong hold around the middle and managed to score 7 on the trot to go in at the break in a far stronger position than it looked like earlier 1-10 v 1-5. 

Pat Hughes came in at half time and had the first score of the half in the third minute. Wicklow responded from play but a Gaughan free and a Devaney 45 narrowed the gap. Another Wicklow free responded to two points from Paddy O'Connor, one from play and another after a long kickout was fetched by Kilcoyne and a quick hand pass to O'Connor saw him tap it over. After 22 minutes there was 2 points in the game and it looked like Sligos day. However we did not score for the last 23 minutes (including additional time). David Quinn entered the fray and he found himself one on one with Jackson in the Wicklow goal. It was a tight angle but his effort curled around the outside of the far post and wide.  Stephen Coen received a black card in the 34th minute and Wicklow broke from defence to score 2 points in injury time. 

Sligo face Waterford in Markievicz Park on Saturday in the next round. 

Sligo - A Devaney (0-2, 1f, 1'45); JF Carr, E McGuinness, M Gordon; N Mullen, P McNamara, S Carrabine (1-0); P O’Connor (0-3, 2f), P Kilcoyne; G O’Kelly Lynch, D Cummins, N Ewing; L Gaughan (0-3, 1f), C Lally (0-1), S Coen. Subs: P Hughes (0-1) for D Cummins, R Murphy for N Mullen, K Cawley for N Ewing, D Quinn for C Lally

Wicklow - M Jackson (0-2f); A Maher, J Snell, J Hamilton; P O’Keane, D Keane, D Devereux; P O’Toole (0-1), D Healy (0-2); R Finn (0-1), M Kenny (0-2), D Hayden (0-1); S Furlong (1-3, 0-2f), C O’Brien (0-2, 1f), C Byrne. Subs: E Darcy (0-1) for C Byrne, P O’Rourke for A Maher, O Manning for J Hamilton, T Kearns for D Devereux, G Murphy for C O’Brien.




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Collooney Handball Club notes Handball
Underage Coaching on Mondays , all welcome.

Congratulations
 to Gerry Coleman who travelled to Ballinrobe , Mayo to
play in the 4Wall Adult National's SMB competition last Saturday.He
qualified to play in the plate final against Clive Slevin ,
Drumcliffe.Both players gave it their all and after an entertaining
game , Gerry came out on top by a narrow margin.

Volunteers are needed for a painting party in our refurbished Softball
alley on Friday 21st and Saturday , 22nd of February. Anybody
available to help , please contact Simon Cavanagh.

Bingo is this Thursday at 9pm , the Jackpot is €3,250 in 45 numbers.

Follow us on facebook @collooneyhbc

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Sligo Handball notes Handball
County Board meeting in Drumcliffe on the 25-02-2020 at 8pm.

Good luck to Sligo's girls and boys who compete in the Cumman
na mBunscol Connacht finals in Galway next Saturday. Sligo will be
represented by
U.11 girls Ellen Coleman , Aoibhin Doherty and Rachel Jones , U.11
boys Adam Jones, Luke Tonner and Daniel Slevin ,and U.13 boys: Colin
Finn, Brian Donegan and TJ Foody.

Good luck to Aoife Keirns LJCS , Michael Murphy , DMA and Gerry
Coleman ,GMB who play in their Connacht 4Wall Championship finals next
weekend.

Sligo's Clive Slevin and Gerry Coleman travelled to Ballinrobe , Mayo
to play in the 4Wall Adult National's SMB competition last
Saturday.After a tough days Handball , both qualified through to the
plate final.Both players gave it their all and after an entertaining
game , Gerry Coleman came out on top by a narrow margin.

All Clubs are asked to complete their registration details and forward
the completed forms as soon as possible.

Follow us on facebook @sligohandball

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Drumcliffe Rosses Point GAA Club notes clubnotes

We’re holding a Club Registration evening this Monday, Feb 17th, in Scoil Réalt na Mara in Rosses Point from 7:30pm to 9pm. All welcome. Alternatively you can register online at anytime on the club's website drp.gaa.ie.

Congrats to club player Sinead Regan who as been named as vice-captain of the Sligo women’s gaelic football team for 2020. There was disappointment for the Sligo girls on Sunday as they lost to Down by 3-15 to 3-7.

Hard luck to Neil Ewing, Cian Lally and the Sligo men’s footballers who suffered their first defeat in Division 4 away to Wicklow. Cian supplied the opening score of the game on Sunday.

Commiserations too to Eoghan Smith and the county’s under 20 footballers who bowed out the Connacht championship at the semi-final stage on Saturday against Roscommon. Eoghan got on the scoresheet in a narrow three-point defeat.

Please return any outstanding National Club Draw tickets to club Chairman Shane Campbell asap please. Remember, all money raised locally from this draw goes directly to the club.

The club’s monthly meeting for February will take place in Oxfield (upstairs) on Monday the 24th at 9pm. 

Our GAA football nursery for girls and boys born between 2010 and early 2015 will start on Saturday, Feb 29th on the outdoor playing fields at Rathcormac NS. New players are very welcome to come along and give it a try.
Session times are as follows:
Players born 2014, 2015 & early 2016: 9:45am to 10:30am (parents must stay)
Players born 2010 to 2013: 10:30am to 11:30am.

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Upcoming Fixtures
Thu 20 Feb
Connacht GAA CA Junior Football Championship 2019 RD - 3
Institute of Technology Sligo
V
G.M.I.T.
Connacht GAA Centre - @ 7 00
Ref -
Latest Results
Mon 17 Feb
Electric Ireland HE GAA Fresher C Football Championship Group B RD - 1
Institute of Technology Sligo
1 - 8    1 - 10
Ulster University
Clogher
Ref - Garrett Duffy
Sun 16 Feb
Allianz Football League Roinn 4 RD - 3
Wicklow
1 - 15    1 - 10
Sligo
Aughrim
Ref - Kevin Faloon
Sat 15 Feb
Connacht GAA U20 Football Championship 2020 RD - Semi-Final
Sligo
1 - 8    1 - 11
Roscommon
Markievicz Park
Ref - Thomas Murphy