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

Weekly News 16th May 2022

It is just two weeks to our Annual Golf Classic on Saturday May 28th in Castle Dargan Golf Club. The format is a 3-person scramble at €90 per team. Please contact Castledargan on 071 9118080, Niall Kearns on 086 8599792 or Eugene Carroll on 085 8747914 to book a tee time. 

The tickets are now out for the Annual Club Draw with a car as first prize - tickets €10 with all proceeds going to the club - please support.

Hard luck to the Senior Ladies who lost 3-15 to 1-10 to Eoghan Rua in the final of the warm up league. The girls were well in the game until the final ten minutes with Eoghan Rua finishing strongly. The team was: Mairead Tuohy, Lisa Callaghan, Amy Healy, Siobhan Brennan, Isobel Clark, Naomh Quinn, Louise Merrick (0-1), Ruby Clark, Lara Swann (0-1), Róisín Kearns, Áine O'Connell (1-0), Erin Mullaney, Meabh Callaghan, Rachel Boyd (0-2), Céilí Faughnan (0-2). Subs used: Jane Benson (0-3), Hannah Willis, Eillis O'Connor, Sophie Swann (0-1), Meabh Lyons, Catherine Tuohy. They now play St Michaels at home next Sunday in the league at 10.30AM.

The Senior Men had a comfortable win over Owenmore Gaels in the last group game of the Divisional League. The team was: Daniel Lyons, Patrick Benson, Eoin O'Connell, Shane Barry, Conor Sheridan, Paul Higgins, Karl McKenna, Darragh Kelly, Dillon McDermott (1-1), Johnny Quinn (0-4), Liam O'Connell (0-5), James Carroll (0-3), Conor McMorrow (1-1), Shane Deignan (2-7), Darragh Hailstones (0-2). Subs: Lee Deignan (0-3) for J Carroll, Conor Kearns for C McMorrow, Jack Duignan for D Lyons. They now play Collaney/Mullinabreena in the league next Saturday at home at 7.00PM.

The Senior Men Division 3 team take on St Patricks at home on Sunday at 1.00PM while the Senior Men Div 4 team take on Geevagh away on Friday at 8.00PM. 

The U17 boys play in a 7 a-side competition in Keash this Tuesday against Eastern Harps and Geevagh/St Michaels with the first game at 7PM.

The U16 girls play St Pats/St Farnans away on Monday at 7PM and then play Geevagh at home on Wednesday at 7.00PM.

The U15 boys play Easkey/St Farnans in the Shield Quarter final on Thursday at 7.00PM in Riverstown Park.

The U13 boys A team had a good (6-5) to (4-8) win over St John's last Friday. The team was: Eli Rogers, Eoghan Conboy, Alan Óg Henry, Clive Barlow, Ethan Medas, Joseph O'Connor, Miceal Garry, Evan Wimsey (0-1), Daniel Kearns, Sam Rainey, David Malone (1-0), Cillian Barlow (3-2), Jack Burns, Josh Mc Tiernan (2-2), Keelan Henry subs used Eoin Feeney, Dillion Barrett, Oran Conway, Sean Tonry.

Both U13 boys teams played Coolera/Strandhill on Sunday at home. The C team drew 8-4 to 7-7. The team was: Harry Brehony, Noah Caliendo, Leon McMorrow, Karl Barlow, Eli Cassidy, Alan Óg Henry (2-1), Ethan Medas (1-0), Sean Tonry (0-1), Luke Fitzpatrick (0-1), Sam Rainey, Dylan McMorrow subs used: Aaron Brehony (3-0), Eoin McMorrow, Marc Kenny (2-0), Sean Cogan. The A team had a good (6-9) to (2-10) win. The team was: Eli Rogers, Eoghan Conboy, Jack Burns, Dillion Barrett, Eoin Feeney, Joseph O'Connor (0-1), Miceal Garry, Daniel Kearns (1-0), Cillian Barlow (1-3), Clive Barlow, David Malone (1-5), Sam Rainey, Oran Conway, Josh McTiernan (3-0), Keelan Henry. subs used: Sam Mullen, Luke Fitzpatrick, Ethan Medas, Alan Óg Henry, Sean Tonry. 

The U12 girls play Curry in the B Cup Semi-final at home on Thursday at 7.00PM. 

The U11 boys had 2 great games against St Molaise Gaels last Tuesday last, They now play St Mary's on Tuesday at home at 6.30PM.

The U11 girls play St Mary's away on Wednesday at 7.00PM while the U9 boys also play St Mary's away on Wednesday at 7.00PM.

Well done to Sligo Minor team on a good win over Leitrim on Friday and to Gaels players Daniel King, Oisin Conlon and James Foley who made a significant contribution to the win - they now take on Roscommon on Friday in a must win game. Hard luck to Ciara Gilligan and Amy Malone and Sligo Girls U16 team who lost the Connacht Final against Roscommon at the weekend.

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.