Senior: The Seniors resumed their Senior Championship campaign with a hard fought win over Ballymote last Saturday evening at Collooney. Playing against the elements in the first half, Mary’s battled hard throughout the half to lead at half time by 0-6 to 0-5. Mary’s started the second half strongly and led by six points midway through the half. Ballymote rallied however and they reduced the gap to just two points when they netted a penalty with five minutes remaining. St. Mary’s clinched the win in the closing stages with a well taken Cian Breheny goal following a good team move to leave the final score at St. Mary’s 1-13 Ballymote 1-7. Special mention to Minor player James O’Hehir who acquitted himself very well on his Senior Championship debut for the Club. The Seniors play round four of their Senior Championship campaign this Saturday evening in Tubbercurry when they face Eastern Harps (Throw-in 6pm). We ask all supporters to come out and get behind the team. Training for all panel members continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.00pm.
Junior: The Juniors played Tubbercurry in the third round of the Junior A Championship last Friday evening at Nace O’Dowd Park. The match was level at half time at 1-6 apiece but a brilliant second half performance from the team saw them go on to win on a scoreline of 5-13 to 1-10. Special mention to Chris Kelly who put in a man of the match performance over the hour. The Juniors have now qualified for the Junior A Semi Final where they will meet St. John’s on August 25th. Training for all Junior panel members continues this week.
Senior/Junior Membership: Membership for Senior and Junior players is due immediately. All players must complete the club registration form and forward full payment. It is the responsibility of each player to ensure they complete this process.
Saturday Morning Coaching 2012: Coaching for children aged between 5 and 12 years continues each Saturday in Kent Park, throughout the summer. The Saturday sessions have been attended in large numbers since they commenced in April and all of the children, girls and boys, are receiving top quality coaching in a fun and safe environment. Why not let your child try Gaelic Football this summer? The coaching commences at 10.45am each Saturday morning and finishes at 12.00 noon. They can try it out without any commitment. Our coaching co-ordinator Gerry Connolly can be contacted on 086-2545529 for further information.
Minor: The Minor A Championship was due to resume on Tuesday 14th August with a trip to take on Tourlestrane. Keep an eye on the Sligo GAA Website for result. Training continues this week.
U-16: The U-16 team was due to face St. Molaise Gaels at Kent Park in the latest round of the Championship on Monday 13th August. Keep an eye on the Sligo GAA Website for result. Training continues this week.
U-14: The U-14 ‘A’ team continued their A Championship campaign last Friday evening when they travelled to take on Tubbercurry with the match finishing in a draw on a scoreline of St. Mary’s 3-5 Tubbercurry 3-5. Training continues this week.
U-12: The U-12s were due to host Enniscrone/Kilglass on Tuesday 14th August in the U-12 A Quarter Final. The U-12 B side is due to travel to take on St. Pat’s in the U-12 B Quarter Final on Wednesday 15th August (Throw-in 7pm).
Calling all Cyclists: St. Mary’s are organising a sponsored cycle from Croagh Patrick to our clubhouse to take place on Saturday 8th September, with donations to Our Ladies Children’s Hospital Crumlin, and North West Hospice. The cycle will be followed by a fun day for parents and children. Anyone interested in taking part please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Huge interest has already been generated around this event so if you are keen to take part, why not dust of the bike, oil that chain and give us a shout. We’d be delighted to hear from anyone interested in taking part in this cycle and it’s open to all.
Tag Gaelic: As part of the GAA’s sports and social programme, St. Mary’s are hosting a TAG Gaelic competition on Friday evenings for a number of weeks. The emphasis here is on fun and social enjoyment of Gaelic Football, and anyone who is interested can contact Gavin Cawley, co-ordinator or Kevin Molloy Club Chairman, or log into www.facebook.com/TagGaelicSligo for details. To-date this has generated quite a bit of interest locally and in the North West, so my not contact us to register. Teams are mixed.
Pitch-side Signage: Anybody interested in advertising their business on our pitch-side signage please contact Ultan Smith on 086 2587389. The pitch-side signage provides a great opportunity for local businesses to advertise their business in the community at an affordable price.
Exams: Best of luck to all our players who are receiving their Leaving and Junior Certificate results in the coming weeks.
Social Network: Find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/St Marys) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/StMarysGAAClubSligo).
Website: The Club’s website is live at http://stmarys.sligo.gaa.ie/. The Club’s email address is email@example.com.