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The U-14’s got their league campaign off to a disappointing start with a 2-12 to 0-10 away defeat at the hands of Eastern Harps on Tuesday last. The girls were also in action on Saturday, playing two games in the Feile Blitz in the Community Park where unfortunately defeat was also their lot in both. Coolera and neighbours Eoghan Rua provided the opposition. Their next league game is scheduled for Tuesday week, May 2nd, at home to Geevagh.

Defeat was also the lot of the U-12’s in their league clash with CT Gaels in the Community Park on Friday last. The side face Eoghan Rua away this coming Friday.

The U-16’s will be hoping to make it back to back league wins when they travel to play Drumcliffe / Rosses Point on Tuesday.

Registration for the current year is now due and a Registration evening will be held this Thursday, the 27th, between 7 and 8 pm in the clubhouse.

A new development format has been devised for U-8’s and 10’s which sees our club grouped together with Eoghan Rua and Ballisodare. It is planned that this and other groups will assemble every second or third week for specialist training in a fun environment. The first session takes place in St. Farnan’s Community Park on Saturday next, the 29th, commencing at 10.30 am.

Gaelic4Mothers and Others, which the club ran successfully for a few years almost a decade ago is being revived. Registration and the first training session will be held from 8-9 pm on Monday, May the 15th, in the Community Park.The U-14’s got their league campaign off to a disappointing start with a 2-12 to 0-10 away defeat at the hands of Eastern Harps on Tuesday last. The girls were also in action on Saturday, playing two games in the Feile Blitz in the Community Park where unfortunately defeat was also their lot in both. Coolera and neighbours Eoghan Rua provided the opposition. Their next league game is scheduled for Tuesday week, May 2nd, at home to Geevagh.
Defeat was also the lot of the U-12’s in their league clash with CT Gaels in the Community Park on Friday last. The side face Eoghan Rua away this coming Friday.
The U-16’s will be hoping to make it back to back league wins when they travel to play Drumcliffe / Rosses Point on Tuesday.
Registration for the current year is now due and a Registration evening will be held this Thursday, the 27th, between 7 and 8 pm in the clubhouse.
A new development format has been devised for U-8’s and 10’s which sees our club grouped together with Eoghan Rua and Ballisodare. It is planned that this and other groups will assemble every second or third week for specialist training in a fun environment. The first session takes place in St. Farnan’s Community Park on Saturday next, the 29th, commencing at 10.30 am.
Gaelic4Mothers and Others, which the club ran successfully for a few years almost a decade ago is being revived. Registration and the first training session will be held from 8-9 pm on Monday, May the 15th, in the Community Park.

The U-14’s got their league campaign off to a disappointing start with a 2-12 to 0-10 away defeat at the hands of Eastern Harps on Tuesday last. The girls were also in action on Saturday, playing two games in the Feile Blitz in the Community Park where unfortunately defeat was also their lot in both. Coolera and neighbours Eoghan Rua provided the opposition. Their next league game is scheduled for Tuesday week, May 2nd, at home to Geevagh.

Defeat was also the lot of the U-12’s in their league clash with CT Gaels in the Community Park on Friday last. The side face Eoghan Rua away this coming Friday.

The U-16’s will be hoping to make it back to back league wins when they travel to play Drumcliffe / Rosses Point on Tuesday.

Registration for the current year is now due and a Registration evening will be held this Thursday, the 27th, between 7 and 8 pm in the clubhouse.

A new development format has been devised for U-8’s and 10’s which sees our club grouped together with Eoghan Rua and Ballisodare. It is planned that this and other groups will assemble every second or third week for specialist training in a fun environment. The first session takes place in St. Farnan’s Community Park on Saturday next, the 29th, commencing at 10.30 am.

Gaelic4Mothers and Others, which the club ran successfully for a few years almost a decade ago is being revived. Registration and the first training session will be held from 8-9 pm on Monday, May the 15th, in the Community Park.

U14 Easy By Roscommon

SLIGO 5-16 ROSCOMMON 4-06
A great result for the Under 14 Sligo girls team against a strong Roscommon team.
The girls have played 3 games so far in the Connaught championship. We drew with Leitrim, lost to Mayo and we beat Roscommon today.
It was a great team performance from the girls and a very much improved display of scoring and team play.
It’s not very often that Sligo teams beat Roscommon at this level so the girls should be very proud of themselves and this win makes sure that we contest a Connaught B final at best.
Next week on Saturday we play a very strong Galway team but these girls are well able for any team and with a bit of improvement I think we will give the Galway team a good fight. ((Courtesy of Manager Sean Cunningham

Venue just confirmed for CLGFC U14 and Minor

Venue just confirmed for CLGFC U14 and Minor championship fixtures – Saturday, 15th April, 2017  Tuam Stadium, Galway

U-14 – 12.00 pm Sligo V Galway

Minor – 1.30 pm Sligo V Galway

Hope to see support there for both teams. Good luck to all involved.

Gorman’s second half goals preserve Paddy Henry’s proud Cloonacool record as Sligo LGFA manager

Gorman’s second half goals preserve Paddy Henry’s proud Cloonacool record as Sligo LGFA manager.

Sligo 2-7 Waterford 0-11

Sligo Ladies made it 2 home wins out of 2 following this 2 point victory over Waterford on Sunday in -what could very well become known as a Fort Knox venue for Paddy Henry – Cloonacool Community Park. Trailing by 5 at half time, Sligo turned the game around in the second period to successfully defend their home record at the Cloonacool venue.

In a lively opening quarter, Sligo were guilty of missed opportunities. They had 2 points on the board but at least 2 goal chances had gone a begging with Waterford recording 4 points – 2 each from Ger Power and Lauren Mc Gregory- to lead by 2 after 15 minutes, Sligo’s 2 coming from Ciara Gorman with Power’s 11th minute score being the pick of them.

Roisin Tobin and Emma Murray added points before Sligo were thrown what appeared to be a lifeline, being awarded a penalty in the 20th minute as Stephanie O’Reilly was fouled in the box. Waterford goalkeeper Jessica Fitzgerald batted away Mary Ann O’Kennedy’s effort to preserve the visitors lead. Things then got worse for Sligo as Nicola Fennell and Anne Wall added points for Waterford to leave a 7 point gap between the sides with 7 minutes remaining to the short first half.

Worse was to follow at first for Sligo as Ann-Marie Coleman was sin binned but after this the tide began to turn for them as first Michelle McNamara blocked a point blank goal bound shot for a 45, then at the other end Stephanie O’Reilly and Karen Maloney sent over to leave them 5 in arrears at half time.

Lauren McGregor converted a free for Wateeford some 2 minutes into the second half. Strangely enough by the time their next store would arrive, they would be chasing the game as Sligo took over in the scoring stakes but possession was fairly evenly matched except the home side appeared to be the better finishers.

Ciara Gorman kick started the Sligo comeback with a 7th minute free. From the resulting kick out Karen Maloney provided a boomer from distance to cut the gap to 4. A Ciara German goal in the 9th minute had the gap down to one. Some five minutes later Sligo would hit the front when a super cross field pass from Karen Maloney picked out Ciara Gorman. Gorman’s point effort dipped at the 11th hour, deceiving the visitors keeper with the umpire going for the Green flag instead of the white one.

Gorman tagged on a free in the 16th minute to push the gap out to three. With Sligo defending their lead all Waterford could produce in the final quarter hour of the game was a point and 2 wides as Sligo, Paddy Henry and Fort Knox held firm to ensure a second league win of this campaign and edge Sligo closer to a semi-final place.

Next up for Sligo is a trip to Laois on Sunday next but for now Paddy and the crew can savour this latest win.

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St Farnans Club Notes

ST. FARNAN’S LADIES
Well done to the Sligo Ladies team on defeating Waterford in Cloonacool on Sunday last in the sides Div 2 clash in the Lidl LGFA National League. Jacqui Mulligan lined out at corner back for the side while Leah Kelly was also a member of the squad.
The footballing nursery to assist with coaching players aged from five years up continues every Saturday morning at St. Joseph’s N.S., Templeboy. Further details from Imelda McNulty, Joanne McAndrew, Lorna Harte Gilroy or any club officer.
Plans are now being finalised for our club’s big fundraising dance which will be held in the Diamond Coast Hotel on April 6th next. Country music star Robert Mizzell will provide the music for what is already promising to be a great night. Tickets will be on sale shortly and the club would greatly appreciate your support.
Sligo Ladies Co. Bd. have launched a major fundraising initiative in the form of a 300 Members Draw which will have four quarterly draws, the first of which will be held in March. Each draw will have a first prize of €1000 and a second prize of €500 while the third name out of the hat will receive €250. There will also be 5 consolation prizes of €100 in each draw.  Tickets are available through the clubs at a cost of €100 or alternatively can be purchased with 12 monthly payments of €10, by Standing Order.
Sympathy is extended to the extended family of the late Michael McGee, Dromore West, who has passed away.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Connacht Winter League Final

CLGFC College/County Winter League Final

Sunday January 15th Connacht Gaa COE

Galway 1-02 Sligo 0-03

Sligo and Galway ladies met at the Connacht Gaa Centre on Sunday for the Connacht Winter league final,

Galway came in to this game off the back of a great win over Mayo in the semi’s and on paper should have had enough to get by Paddy Henrys Sligo who had a 5 point win over NUIG in their semi.

Galway started the brighter but it was the Sligo number 14 Ciara Gorman the got the 1st score of the game, a point after some great work from Karen Maloney. Three minutes later it was Gorman again that pointed this time from 20 yards free after Sinead Naughton was fouled, Laura Ann Laffey got Sligo 3rd of the day after some great work from Stephanie O’Reilly and Karen Maloney who laid it off to Laffey to finish.

Galway started to settle but were unable to convert the chances hitting 5 wides in the 1st half that was until Ailbhe Davoren found herself with only the oncoming Sligo keeper Mary Ann O’Kennedy to beat and she calmly placed the ball in the back of the net to level the sides heading for the break.

The 2nd half was very tight, with both teams playing with an extra player in the back line it was hard for either team to make a break though. Sligo sub Amie Cawley was fouls on the 20 meter line but Gorman was unable to convert the free that was one of 8 wides Sligo would kick in the half. As all mangers will tell you ‘’ keep playing and you chances will come’’ well Sligo did that and the chance did come when Denise McGrath found herself with only the keeper to beat which she did only to see her shot come back off the bar, Galway broke at pace and Mairead Seoighe finished the move of with a great point. Galway were starting to put the pressure on the Sligo back line but Player of the match Etna Flanagan was on hand to mop up everything in sight, Galway’s forward line were guilty of wasting some very good chances kicking 12 wides in total for the day. With 3 minutes left it was all to play for it was a one point game when Sligo were awarded a 14 yard free with a chance to level the game somehow Sligo kicked it wide, from the kick out Galway worked the ball though the hand of Aine McDonagh and Davoren who laid it off to Seoighe who pointed for her 2nd of the day. That was the last score of a very tight affair. Final score Galway 1-02 Sligo 0-03, each side only scoring 3 times the different was that 1st half goal from Ailbh Davoren.

Both mangers will be happy with how their team’s played but both know they still have a lot of work to do with the National League only two weeks away.

Development Academy.

I am delighted to announce the opening of the Sligo Ladies Football U14, U16 and 18 Development Academy.

 

Players that participate will be exposed to top quality coaching providing them with the appropriate skills to phase into participation in a county team environment.

 

What is the Sligo LGFA Development Academy?

In a nutshell, the Development Academy will assist with the overall development of Ladies Gaelic Football within our County. Better players will lead to stronger clubs which in turn will develop the County as a whole.

 

The Development Academy will be:

  • An opportunity for players to be exposed to training  at a higher standard
  • An opportunity for player development and talent identification
  • Promotion of a non-competitive enjoyable environment

Roles of the Sligo Development Academy

  • Identify Talent
  • Build Confidence
  • Individual Development
  • Education
  • Building relationships/Group Spirit
  • Competition Preparation
  • Identification and Develop Weak Areas
  • Discipline
  • Building Team Cohesion/Spirit
  • Competition Preparation

 

BUS TO FINAL

Sligo Ladies Gaelic Football are running a Supporters Bus to the Tesco Homegrown National Football League Division 3 Final on Saturday 9 May. Leaving Sligo at 8.15am, travelling Boyle direction, calling at Collooney and wherever needs be there after. BUS Fee as follows. Adult €10. Students & OAP €5. Adult + One U-15 €10. All U-18’s must be accompanied by an Adult. Bus will travel in Tamden with Team Bus Home. PLEASE CALL KEITH 086-2247869 OR EMAIL gilroykeith@hotmail.com TO BOOK YOUR SEAT

Drumcliffe club Notes

Drumcliffe Club Notes
Our intermediate ladies have a busy week ahead. The girls travel to Boyle on Thursday for a Connacht League game. Then, on Sunday, they’re away to Curry in the Intermediate league.That game has a 12pm throw-in.
The U16 girls enjoyed another win in the league against Calry/St Joseph’s. Well done to all involved.