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Sligo LGFA 300 Club Draw

The 1st of Sligo Ladies 300 Club draw’s was held last night. Winners are
1st Prize – Tickets No. 111 – Willie Gormley.
2nd Prize Ticket No. 142 – McSharry Foley.
3rd Prize – Ticket No. 76 – Ryan Clancy.
5 no.prizes – Ticket No.259 – Anthony McCann
Ticket No.115 – Frankie O’Dowd
Ticket No.240 – Drumcliffe/Rossespoint
Ticket No.151 – Owenmore Gaels
Ticket No.238 – Jacqui Mulligan
Congratulations to all. Next draw will be in June and Tickets are still on sale from all Sligo LGFA Clubs



A number of club players donned the black and white jersey in the past week with both the  county U-16 and Intermediate teams in action in their respective provincial championships.

Claire Dunne captained the U-16’s from centre half back in a much reshuffled lineout due to the absence of at least four regulars when they played Roscommon in what turned out to be a thriller. Claire was joined in the starting line-up as usual by Roisin McHugh, Rachel O’Brien,  Eimear Kearins and Alanna Cunnane and the five of them gave their all in this epic clash. The Rossies seemed to be on their way to an easy win when they led by 3-7 to 1-2 at the interval but Sligo had other ideas and put in a powerful second half performance. Unfortunately they had left themselves too much to do and ended up losing by 3-10 to 2-6 in the end.

The Intermediate team opened this year’s championship campaign with a trip to Drumshanbo to take on arch rivals Leitrim on Sunday. There has been little or nothing between these two sides in recent years and this most recent instalment was no different with just a single goal separating them at the end of another gripping encounter. Sligo were the better side in the opening half and were in a commanding position at the break leading by 2-7 to 0-3, However the home side, assisted by the considerable breeze in the second period, gradually reduced the gap but the visitors held out to take the victory on a final scoreline of 2-14 to 3-8. Our own Jacqui Mulligan played the entire game whilst Leah Kelly was among the substitutes. Well done to all concerned.

On the club front the U-12’s enjoyed mixed fortunes during the week starting with defeat to Eoghan Rua but recovering well to beat Ballisodare a few days later. The side will contest the semi-final against St. Molaise Gaels in Grange on Thursday.

A reminder that Registration for Gaelic4Mothers and Others followed by the first training session will be held from 8-9 pm this Monday, May 15th, in the Community Park.

Congratulations to former club underage player Cassandra Kilgannon and her partner Oisin Kearney on the occasion of the birth of their twin boys in the past week.

TG4 Connacht LGFA Intermediate Championship

14 May 2017

TG4 Connacht Intermediate Championship

Leitrim v Sligo                                                                                                                                                       

Shane McGettigan Park Drumshanbo

Referee Garryowen McMahon (Mayo)

Sligo opened the defence of their TG Connacht Intermediate championship when they made the trip to take on Neighbours Leitrim in Drumshanbo on Sunday.

It was the home side the registered the first score of the game Aine Tighe pointing on her return from long-term injury after only 3 minutes after that Sligo was awarded a penalty when Stephanie O’Reilly was pulled down in the box Denise McGrath dispatched the spot kick to the top right hand corner to give Sligo a two point lead from the kick out Sligo work the ball back to Denise McGrath and again she finish to the bottom corner of the net, Sinead Naughton then pointed for Sligo to extend the lead to six points.

Leitrim where on the back foot but managed to get two more points from Aine Tighe before again Sligo took back control of the game with two points each from Ciara Gorman Denise McGrath and Emma Keavney and one from Stephanie O’Reilly to leave the score at halftime Sligo 2-07 Leitrim 0-03.

Aine Tighe she did in the first half opened the scoring for Leitrim when she pointed from 35 yards, Gorman and Emma Guckian exchange points for both sides, Sligo then hit three in a row through Ciara Gorman, Sarah Reynolds and Stephanie O’Reilly before Grainne O’Loughlin was controversially sinbined just give Leitrim the vantage and boy did they make you pay on YouTube Within a minute of December then had a goal and a point before Sligo conceded a penalty which is in currency dispatched to the bottom right-hand corner Noelle Gormley, Ailbhe Clancy again added a point to Minnesota before Michelle hessian notched two more points for Leitrim one from Play Leitrim was closing the gap and reduced it to just two points with loadout photos of a save from Noelle Gormley to finish to the back of the net for two minutes to play Sligo held out and Elaine O’Reilly pointed with the last kick of the game first Sligo to give them the 3 point win

Next up for both teams are Roscommon Leitrim will play them on the 28th of May Sligo will play them on the 17th of June all three counties fighting for their place in the Connacht final on the 2nd of July in McHale Park Castlebar

Speaking after the game Paddy Henry said Sligo still have a lot of work to do if if they want to win the Intermediate title and that Leitrim were unlucky not to get the win in the end.