Senior: Training for all panel members continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.00pm.
Junior: The Juniors played Coolera/Strandhill at Markievicz Park last Saturday evening in the opening round of the Junior A Championship losing out on a scoreline of St. Mary’s 1-1 Coolera/Strandhill 0-11. The Juniors face Bunninadden in Round 2 on Sunday next with a 2pm Throw-in. The venue has yet to be confirmed but keep an eye on www.sligogaa.ie. 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. Bring your child along to join in the fun with other children their age on our open morning on this Saturday 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.
Minor: The Minor A Championship is due to commence on this Thursday July 26th with a home fixture versus St. John’s (Throw-in 7pm). Please come out and support the team. Training continues this week.
U-16: The U-16 championship continued with a comprehensive win over Tubbercurry last Tuesday evening. It was a great team performance with contributions for all of the starting 15 and the 5 subs introduced. The strength of this panel is the quality throughout the pitch from No. 1 to 20 which has given us a real edge over the other teams so far. The championship really cranks up to a new gear with our next outing against a very strong Calry side managed by former Mary’s player David Cummins. We have had two tough games against them in the league this year so this should be our toughest test in the competition so far. The game is scheduled away on Monday next. We would also like to thank everyone who supported our Guess the Score competition for the Connaught Final. The results of this will be released shortly.
U-14: The U-14 ‘A’ League side had a comprehensive win over Shamrock Gaels last Friday evening in the A League Shield Final. Well done to all the players and management team. Attention now turns to the A Championship which commences this Friday evening with a home fixture versus Owenmore Gaels/Ballisodare (Throw-in 7pm). Please come out and support the team.
U-12: The U-12s lost out to Eastern Harps last Tuesday evening at Kent Park. We travel to take on Curry next Tuesday. Training continues this week.
Community Games U-10: Our stars for the future finished in third place in the Connacht Finals in Castlebar at the weekend.
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.
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.
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 Johnny Martyn, Johnny Davey, Mark Breheny and Stephen Coen and the Sligo Senior Squad and management team the very best of luck as they take on Kildare in the Round 4 of the All Ireland Qualifiers this Saturday evening in Roscommon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.