Senior: The Seniors played host to Tourlestrane in the final round of the Division 1 League last Saturday evening at Kent Park. An under strength Mary’s side competed well for the opening twenty minutes before the visitors began to exert dominance to lead at half time on a scoreline of St. Mary’s 0-4 Tourlestrane 0-7. Tourlestrane started the second half brightly with a brace of points before a goal midway through the half ended the match as a contest. Final score: St. Mary’s 0-8 Tourlestrane 1-16. Congratulations to Tourlestrane who were presented with the Division 1 trophy after the match. For St. Mary’s, it was the end of a League campaign that had a lot of positives overall and attention now turns to the Senior Championship which is due to resume in August. Training for all panel members continues this week on Thursday at 7.00pm.
Junior: The Juniors play Drumcliffe/Rosses Point at Oxfield this Friday evening in the final round of the Division 4 League with an 8.30pm Throw-in. Training for all Junior panel members continues this week.
Senior/Junior Membership: Membership for Senior and Junior players is now due. 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. Bring your child along to join in the fun with other children their age on our open morning on 21st July. They can try it out without any commitment. Our coaching co-ordinator Gerry Connolly can be contacted on 086-2545529 for further information.
Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camp: Our Cúl camps are running this week and to finish the week, 2FM will broadcast live from St. Mary's from 2 to 4pm this Friday 13th July. We encourage all parents and children to come and join us on the day.
Minor: The Minor A Championship is due to commence on Thursday July 26th with a home fixture versus St. John’s. Training continues this week.
U-16: The U-16’s started the defence of their championship title with a game at home versus Easkey this week. An update on the final score will be given in next weeks notes. Also we are away to Tubbercurry next Monday evening (Throw in 7pm) in the second round of matches. Training continues at the regular times and it very important that all panel members that are located in Sligo attend from now on. Those that can’t are to contact the management in the normal manner. We are also running a ‘Guess the Score’ competition based on the Connaught Final to raise funds for underage football. All cards and monies are to be returned this week prior to the match.
U-14: The U-14 ‘A’ League side host Calry/St. Joseph’s this Friday evening in the A League Shield Semi Final at Kent Park (Throw-in 7pm). Please support. The U-14 ‘C’ League side were due to play the ‘C’ League Shield Final versus Bunninadden on Monday evening, July 9th.
U-12: The U-12s travelled to Coola to take on Shamrock Gaels last Tuesday evening but unfortunately came out on the wrong end of the result in both matches. On Tuesday July 17th, we are due to host Eastern Harps at Kent Park. Training continues this week.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 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.
County Fundraising Draw: St Mary’s are currently supporting the county fund raising draw for the new centre of excellence in Cumeen. Anyone who is interested in supporting this fundraiser can contact any of the committee members. Tickets are €60 each or 2 for €100.
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.
County Scene: The Club wishes the Sligo Senior Squad and management team and especially Johnny Martyn, Johnny Davey, Mark Breheny and Stephen Coen all the best in the Connacht Senior Championship Final this Sunday against Mayo in Roscommon. Congratulations to the Sligo Ladies who had a brilliant win over Roscommon in the Connacht Intermediate Championship Final last Sunday at Castlebar. Well done to the Sligo U-16 Squad on their win over Offaly in the opening round of the Manning Cup last week.
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Website: The Club’s website is live at http://stmarys.sligo.gaa.ie/. The Club’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.