Scór Sinsir - takes place February 29 mainnews

Scór Chontae Shligigh presents Scór Sinsir in Kilmacowen Hall on February 29th,

  List of Competitions:
1. Rince Foirne Céilí - Figure Dancing
2.Amhránaíocht Aonair - Solo Singing
3 Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht - Recitation/Storytelling
4. Bailéad Ghrúpa - Ballad Group
5. Léiriu Stáitse - Stage Presentation
6. Ceol Uirlise - Instrumental Music 
7. Rince Seit - Set Dancing .
8. Question Time

Last updated 16/01/2020 @ 13:24

St. Farnan's GAA Club notes clubnotes
Tickets are selling very well for our Dinner Dance on Saturday night in the Radisson Hotel. Does open at 630 with dinner being served at 7 30 sharp. Medal presentations will take place on the night to the ladies teams , junior team, intermediate team and St. Farnan's/ St. Pat's minor team. Special guest is Emlyn Mulligan. Music and Disco is by Jason Moyles. Raffle on the night with terrific prizes. This promises to be a great night. Tickets cost €35.
Anyone interested in coaching or helping with underage teams should contact chairman Padraig Hallinan. All help would be much appreciated.
Underage hurling training continues in Easkey Sports Hall this week for all ages. All new players welcome, boys and girls.
The club extends deepest sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of the late Shirley Hunt(nee Mc Guinness) Kilmovee and formerly Dromore West. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sí.

Last updated 16/01/2020 @ 12:38

Ireland Lights Up - Scarden mainnews

The popular "Ireland lights up" walking initiative has returned in partnership with the GAA, Operation Transformation, and Get Ireland Walking.

In a bid to walk off the turkey and make exercise more accessible on the darker nights, clubs across the 32 counties are once more encouraged to turn on their floodlights and host community walking groups during the broadcast period of the hit RTÉ show.

This year the floodlights at the Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence will be turned on each Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm until 27th February for walkers to avail of the walking track around the pitches.

each Thursday evening in the main building from 6.30pm.

Last updated 15/01/2020 @ 12:40

St. John's GAA Club notes clubnotes
St Johns GAA Lights Up 2020
Come along and join in our community walk in Cuilbeg every Tuesday and Thursday. The walkway is suitable for all ages and abilities and is open to members and non-members alike. Lights will be on from 6.30pm to 8.30pm beginning Tues 14th January. 
As part of the Ireland Lights Up initiative and RTE's Operation Transformation 2020, St Johns will turn on the floodlighting for our whole community and allow everyone to enjoy healthy walks along our pathway in a safe and bright environment during the dark winter nights of January and February 2020.
St Johns LOTTO
The last draw took place on Sat Jan 4th.The numbers drawn were 10, 13, 21 and 24. There was no winner of the Jackpot prize. The winners of the E25 consolation prizes were Claire Jennings, Carraroe; Martina Doyle, Drumiscabole; Tom Mc Gowan, Aughamore and Francie O'Brien, Skreen. The next draw will take place next Sat Jan 18th. Tickets can be purchase from the following outlets;  Molly Fultons, Carraroe; Londis Supermarket, Cleveragh Rd.;  Clifford Electrical, Carraroe; Cannings House and Garden, Cornageeha; The Crozon Inn, Caltragh; Mc Morrow's Mace, Cairns Rd. and Applegreen , Pearse Rd. or from club members. The lotto can also be done ON LINE , for info pleas look up st johns facebook page
 Saturday's Jackpot is a massive E14,150.
Girls Football
Five of our girls team traveled to The Connacht Centre Of Excellence on Thurs last for Thursday Night Lights football. They were Ellie Filan, Sadbh Williams, Chloe Clerkin, Failenn Mc Loughlin and Ella Boland. Well done ladies for taking part on a cold winters night and a big thanks to the chauffeurs.
St Johns club wish to extend their sympathy to Geraldine and Niall Gordon and family on the recent passing of Geraldine's mother, Delia Mc Hugh,RIP,in Tuam. Also the whole Carraroe community was greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Packie Ward,RIP, Carnamodda. To his wife Philomena, daughter Mairead and sons Brian and Noel and their families we offer our deepest sympathies. 
New Year Wishes 
St Johns wish all club members,  players, coaches, parents and supporters a  happy, healthy and successful 2020 
Many thanks,

Last updated 13/01/2020 @ 16:10

U20 Rd2 Sligo 1-9 v Fermanagh 0-10 mainnews

Sligo recorded their first victory in this years Philly McGuiness competition when accounting for a Fermanagh team who despite trailing by 6 points at one point in the second half were one point behind going into 4 minutes of added time. 

That Sligo was in that position at that time could be put down to failure to adapt to the new Mark rules and over elaboration when in front of the posts. 

As is the way with the modern game both sides played with one or two men inside and every other player all over the park. Despite the very heavy rain the night previous the pitch was in excellent condition. Red Óg Murphy got Sligo off the mark with a free after the industrious Joseph Keaney was fouled. Sean Cassidy. Cassidy and Conor Love were providing a good outlet for the Fermanagh lads but their shooting was off. Red, scored the next two points from free and a point from play after an excellent turn. Callum Jones scored a free followed by a shot by wing back Glenn Treacey to draw the teams level in the 23rd minute. There was a disallowed goal from Sligo which provided debate. A long delivery in was fetched by Murphy and he indicated he wished to take the mark but continued to play and drove to the roof of the net. Initially it appeared the goal would stand but the linesman quite rightly pointed out that the kick inside had come from inside the 45. Then the discussion should the goal stand started however a hop ball from where the initial kick in decided the passage of play. 

Gavin Gorman scored from play which was followed up by a wide from Fermanagh. From the next play Murphy and Seán Carroll started a move from inside their half and Murphy finished to the bottom right corner of the net at the dressingroom end to leave the half time score 1-4 v 0-3. 

From the throw in Sligo extended that lead with a Murphy point from play, quickly followed by Cassidy free. Alan Reilly came into his own after and scored Sligos remaining points of the half with 3 from play. By the 14th minute Sligo were leading by 6 points from frees by Jones and a nice point from play by Love and two excellent points from play by Cassidy had reduced the deficit to 1. Alan Reilly scored his 4th in the half after winning a free himself and Sligo hung on for victory. 

Sligo:   Daniel Lyons, Robbie Ryan, Oisín McCann, Evan Lyons, Sean Carroll, Cian Surlis, Jack Lavin, James Carroll, Dillon McDermott, Gavin Gorman (0-1), Red Óg Murphy(1-4, 2f), Joseph Keaney, Alan Reilly(0-4, 2f) Shane Deignan, Gavin Duffy. Subs used, Conor Murray, Conor Finn, Barry Cafferkey, Eoghan Smyth

Last updated 13/01/2020 @ 10:08

Scór na nÓg Connacht Final update mainnews

There were titles for three of the five counties competing at the Connacht GAA Scór na nÓg Finals, which were held in the Town Hall, Claremorris on Saturday, January 11th 2020. The first result to be known in any Scór competition is the Tráth na gCeisteanna and this year the title went to Menlough / Skehana of Galway as they outscored Mayo champions Claremorris, Carrigallen of Leitrim, Roscommon champions Kilglass Gaels and St. Molaise Gaels of Sligo. Question Time is always a close competition and this year was no exception. The top three teams now compete in the All Ireland Final: Galway, Roscommon and Mayo. Coiste Scór Chonnacht would like to thank the Máistreás na gCeisteanna, Catherine Daly (Iarmhí) for her interesting and challenging questions.

Following the quiz, supporters had to wait patiently until after the Set Dancing to find where the remaining accolades were destant for! As the final deliberations were being made by the adjudicators from Donegal, Down, Westmeath and Armagh, Jamie Ó Tuama, Rúnaí, Coiste Náisiúnta Scór, addressed a packed Town Hall in Claremorris to acknowledge the work carried out by the various Coistí in the province. Before presenting the winners with their medals John Murphy, the Chairperson of the Connacht GAA Scór Committee, paid tribute to Bean an Tí, Frances Hanley, for leading the audience efficiently through the Clár an Lae. He also thanked everybody who took to the stage and all those who helped out at club level, as they keep the competition going from strength to strength. The results were then handed to the Bean an Tí and the audience were on the edge of their seats as she raised the microphone to announce the winners. In Figure Dancing, the competition that got the event under way, Mayo Club, Louisburgh, claimed the honours. Dancing the “High Caul Cap” they defeated Leitrim representatives, St. Mary’s and St. Dominic’s of Roscommon.

Abbeyknockmoy from Galway claimed the second Galway title of the afternoon when Ellen Keane won the Solo Singing competition with a self-composed song “Julia, a Stór.” Ellen saw off Caoimhe Mooney from Leitrim, Sligo champion Kate Gavin, Mayo's Orla Connolly and Saoirse Murray of Roscommon.

Then it was on to the second “solo” competition; Recitation / Storytelling and the audience was treated to four very enjoyable pieces. In the end the title went to Roscommon champion Evan Gunn, of Elphin. Evan held great respect from the audience and he overcame the challenge of Westport’s Tomás Ó Raghallaigh, Mark Mulhern of St. Mary’s, Co. Sligo and Leitrim champion Michael Connorton from St. Mary’s. There were great cheers from the large Galway contingent in attendance when the result of the next competition, Ballad Group, was announced as the title went to Abbeyknockmoy. They sang “Mo Ghile Mear” and “Galway” to defeat county champions Swinford, from Co. Mayo, Easkey of Sligo, Leitrim’s Annaduff and St. Dominic’s of Roscommon.

Roscommon claimed their second title of the afternoon in a closely contested Nuachleas competition courtesy of St. Dominic’s with a hilarious sketch. They had the audience in stitches as they overcame Mayo champions Achill and Mohill of Co. Leitrim. Next up was the Instrumental Music competition and despite good performances from St. Michael’s of Roscommon, Easkey of Sligo, Leitrim side Kiltubrid and Corofin of Galway, the title went to home side Ballintubber. In the last competition of the day, Set Dancing, Abbeyknockmoy won Galway's fourth title of the day for a fourth year running. Dancing the "Ballykeale Set," they defeated Roscommon champions St. Dominic’s, Annaduff from Leitrim and Mayo’s Louisburgh.

Coiste Scór Chonnacht would like to thank everyone who helped make the event a success, including the Town Hall in Claremorris, the stewards, the ticket sellers and everyone who helped in any way to making the day such a success.

All the winners will travel to Kerry on Saturday, February 1st for the All-Ireland Finals in the Gleneagle INEC Arena, Killarney. For ticket information please contact the Secretary of your County Scór Committee or the County Culture and Irish Officer as soon as possible. Alternatively e-mail Connacht Scór secretary Tomás Ó Muirí on

Connacht Scór chair John Murphy with Bean an Tí Frances Hanley (St.Farnans)

St.Molaise Gaels Quiz team with John Murphy and Joe Brady


Last updated 13/01/2020 @ 10:07

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Philly Mc Guinness Cup Group 2 - GAA U20 Football Development League RD - 3
Pairc Philib Mhic Aongusa. - @ 12 00
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Electric Ireland HE GAA Sigerson Cup RD - Quarter Final
Institute of Technology Sligo
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
IT Sligo Grounds - @ 2 00
Ref - L. Devenney
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Electric Ireland HE GAA Fergal Maher Cup Group C RD - 2
Institute of Technology Sligo
Hawkfield - @ 8 00
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