Shamrock Gaels GAA Club Sligo
Ballyrush -  Gleann - Riverstown - Sooey

Weekly News 28th November 2022

The club's AGM took place on Sunday with a few new faces on the Executive. Paul Brennan takes over as secretary from Ursula Lyons who stepped down after a number of years. We would like to thank Ursula for her work and dedication over the last number of years. Niall Kearns takes over from Chris O'Neill as Assistant Secretary and we also would like to thank Chris for his work as Ast Secretary. Paul Higgins takes over as coaching officer from Shane Quigley and we also thank Shane for his dedication and commitment in the coaching role. The full list of officers will be published next week. 

The lotto jackpot was not won last week with the numbers drawn were 5, 9, 13 and 14. There was one match 3 winner, Catherine Tuohy who wins €100. The jackpot now moves to €3,900 with the next draw on Monday 5th December. 

The winners of the monthly draw for October were: 1st - Eddie Cogan, 2nd - Jack Duignan, 3rd - John Craig, 4th - Mary Quinn, 5th = Shane Quigley. The winners of the November draw were: 1st - Shane Barry, 2nd - Michael Hannon, 3rd - Denise Clerkin, 4th - Michael Tonry, 5th - Michael Tuohy. Thanks to all of our members for your continued support. 

The club is again doing a clothes recycling campaign. Any clean clothes, handbags, towels, shoes, sheets, teddies etc can be dropped in the clubhouse next Sunday 3rd December from 11.00am to 12.00PM. Please contact Michelle McMorrow on 087 6157455 to arrange drop off if this time does not suit. Collection will end on Saturday 10th December.   

Best of luck to Tourlestrane GAA Club who take on Moycullen in the Connacht Final next Sunday. 

The club wish to express sympathy with the family and relatives of Audrey Bagnall, Riverstown, who passed away last week.

Club Sligo

The Club Is currently selling Club Sligo memberships in support of the development of Gaelic Games in the County.
We are hoping to get at least 30 memberships which are available at €240 per year/€20 per month and would result in €3,200 funding for Shamrock Gaels. You will also be entered into monthly draws for cash prizes along with other benefits - full details on the Sligo GAA website.
So if you are interested in Supporting Club and Supporting County, you can buy through the attached link and make sure you specify Shamrock Gaels as your club or alternatively contact any committee member for further details.

As we look forward to underage teams returning to training at the end of April, on-line registration and membership is now open.  

Registration, which is mandatory for all players, automatically registers you as a member and includes insurance. There are a number of options depending on your particular situation and you can also upgrade your membership to participate in the monthly members draw.


‘Glory Days’ looks back on the 1990 and 1992 Sligo senior football championship-winning seasons for Shamrock Gaels.

Many thanks to Cathal Mullaney and Ocean FM for putting this feature together

Shamrock Gaels is delighted to announce that our grounds are now Smoke Free. The club was selected to be part of this great initiative as part of the GAA’s Healthy Clubs initiative sponsored by Irish Life and the Tomar Trust. The club have adapted a new smoke free policy and erected smoke free signage throughout Shamrock Gaels Park. In conjunction with the launch of the policy, the club used the opportunity to raise awareness on the dangers of smoking with the local national schools by running a poster competition which was won by Penny Barlow from Taunagh N.S. 

50th Anniversary Book

The club will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022 and we plan to mark the occasion with the publication of a Club History Book. The book will chart the many ups and downs since 17th March 1972 when the Sooey and Knockalassa clubs amalgamated to form Shamrock Gaels. The work has now started and we are soliciting content such as stories and photographs from the community. We are particularly interested in photographs from the 1970's and the 1980's - if you have photographs from this period please scan and email to pro.shamrockgaels.sligo@gaa.ie or whatsapp a photo to 0872358840.

"Superb clash as Shamrock Gaels win in extra time." This was the Sligo Champion headline of their report signalling the end of a ten year wait for a minor championship title. It was a tremendous performance and you can read all about it by clicking above where you can link to photos and a video of the day

After a number of close calls in recent years, we finally got our reward when we deservedly captured the Connacht Gold Sligo LGFA Junior title defeating Calry/St Josephs in the final at Fr Kevin Breheny Park in Keash.
We were in control throughout and always held the ascendency though a good spurt in the second half from Calry/St Josephs closed the gap to four points. However, we powered home in the final 15 minutes with Simone Kelly’s goal the key score to send us on the way to success
Eircode: F52 H020
Co-Ordinates - 54° 09' 23.23" N     8° 22' 17.81" W  ( Decimal 54.156453N, -8.371614W )
Our home is situated in Coola in the beautiful countryside of East Sligo. Our pitch is named Shamrock Gaels Park and is situated between the villages of Riverstown and Sooey.