12 November 2018

We made our exit from the Connacht Intermediate Championship after a disappointing performance against Fuerty (Roscommon) on Sunday in the semi-final. The Gaels never got going and unlike in previous games were lethargic in the first half and never got up to the heights of previous games. A much more determined Gaels emerged in the second half with a significant improvement in performance. They needed early goals to get back in the game, however these never materialised with Fuerty running out deserving winners on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-6. Thanks to the team and management of John McPartland, Gerry Monaghan, Seamus Cawley and Hilary Lyons for their work this year in what was our most successful season for many years, consolidation of our position in the Division 1 League and winners of the Intermediate Championship. With such a young emerging team, today was not the end, but the beginning. The team was: Donal Tuohy, Ben Tuohy, Paul Higgins (C), Evan Lyons, Keith McMorrow, Karl McKenna, Declan Willis, Joe Henry, Dillon McDermott, James Carroll, Frank Quinn, Brian Boyd, Darragh Hailstones, David Quinn, Shane Deignan. Subs: Dylan Willis for D Hailstones, Michael Kilkenny for D McDermott, Seamus Hailstones for B Boyd, Eoin Carroll for J Carroll, Daire Kearns for F Quinn.

Thanks to Owenmore Gaels GAA Club for their excellent organisation and presentation of their impressive facilities for the game.

There is no rest for the Gaels as we now turn our attention to the delayed U21 A Championship with two games this weekend. First we take on St Maloise Gaels on Friday at 7.45PM in Scarden and then Curry on Sunday at home at 2PM.   Well done to Sligo U16 team and Lee Deignan who was part of the panel on lifting the Fr Manning Cup on Saturday.

The lotto jackpot stands at €5,000 with the next draw this Saturday 17th in Des McDonaghs.

There will be a club Mass in memory of deceased members this Saturday 17th November at 8PM in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Riverstown.

The club wish to express sympathy with the family and relatives of Frank Brennan, Townagh, Riverstown who died at the weekend.