2010 Archive

Pictures from the social ocassion held in Muddy Burns on December 27th.
 

Awards night 2010


This weeks PRO notes December 28th 2010

Social night and awards

The club held its annual social in Muddy Burns on December 27th. A large crowd was in attendance with the club awards being announced as well as the lotto draw. First award of the evening went to the senior player of the year who was announced as Patrick Naughton. Newly elected county board chairman Cyril Feehily presented the award. The young player of the year went to David Carrabine and the junior team player of the year went to Brian “Crouch” Howley. Clubman of the year went to our treasurer Anthony Reape.

The Hall of Fame award was one that raised the roof and was very emotional as it was awarded posthumously to Frank Kelly who passed away earlier in the month. The award was accepted by his wife Hilary and son Barnes who both said a few words. The club also made a presentation to Tom Foody in recognition of his being named Connacht Handball coach of the year, and to Alan Cawley who was named on the Nicky Rackard hurling team of the year.

The final lotto draw for the year took place. The jackpot remained however and now stands at €11550. There was one 3 number winner and that was Brendan Healy, Fiddane. There was also the draw for 3 x €100 for the yearly ticket holders, with Barbara Sommerville, Gerry Igoe and Martin Boland coming out in the draw. After the awards the partying started and a great night was had by all. Thanks to all the organisers, supporters and the staff of Muddy Burns who all combined to make a successful night.

Club meeting

The January monthly meeting takes place this Wednesday night in the Community centre

Lotto

The lotto still remains elusive with no jackpot winner this week. The jackpot now stands at €11550. If you are not in, you can’t win.

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa.

Frank Kelly RIP

Former Club Chairman and Senior Team manager Frank Kelly passed away this Monday morning.

We offer our sympathy to his family and relatives.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis

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From sligogaa.ie:

 Its with great sadness to all Gaels in the county, none more so than the members of Castleconnor Club and the West Division on the passing of Frank Kelly who served his Club with loyality over the years, he Chaired the West Division and was also a past Chairman of the County's Minor Board. To his family we extend our sympathies
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis

 

This weeks PRO notes November 16th 2010

Lotto

The lotto still remains elusive with no jackpot winner this week. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 8, 12 for a jackpot of €10950. There was only one match 3 winner and that was Martin Harrison, Newtown. The new jackpot is now €11100, with the next draw in Muddy Burns on Saturday November 27th. Thank you for your support.

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa.

Club AGM

The AGM for the club will take place in the Community Centre on Sunday November 21. If you would like to become involved there is definitely a role for you and you will be welcomed.

Congrats

Congratulations to Joe Cawley who finished in the top 70 in this years Dublin city marathon. Congrats to all from the parish who took part in this huge event of endurance. Congratulations to Sligo Rovers on their success in the FAI cup final last Sunday.

U12

The club are taking part in the 5-a-side indoor tournament in the coming weeks.

 

U20B Co, Semi-final - Castleconnor 1-14 v Geevagh 2-12 AET

The team played in the county semi final of the competition on Sunday in Kilcoyne Park in Tubbercurry on Sunday. Despite a great performance from the team, they ended up on the losing side of a one point loss after extra time. The defeat can be put down to a number of reasons but the concession of a 9 point half point lead was the most contributing factor though some other issues which will not be aired definitely played a part. The one I will air is the act of removing/hiding/getting rid of (whichever was appropriate) of the goalkeepers kicking tee just after Geevagh went in front in the second half of normal time, a very unsportsmanlike act. However back to the game

The lads started well and 2 pointed frees from Niall Judge after his brother was fouled got us moving. Points from play by Brian Lynn, Kevin McDonell, and Niall Judge opened up a 0-6 v 0-1 lead halfway through the half. Then a quick move from defence so Niall Judge score a cracker of a goal and he finished the half with 2 more points for us to lead 1-8 v 0-2, with the Geevagh keeper pulling off a great save before the break.

Geevagh got off to a great start in the second and whittled the lead down to 4 points. With the breeze increasing our defence was under more pressure as the half wore on but Ronan Keane, Keith Earlis, David Carrabine, Alan Naughton and Martin Foody were strong in defence. With 9 minutes to go, Geevagh scored a fortuitous goal from a long range free that equalized the scores. At this point we had scored from Brian Lynn and Paul Sweeny, but we responded to the equalizer with a point from Niall Judge. We fell behind with 3 minutes to go but marauding midfielder Brian Howley put the teams level with a very good score to leave the score at the end of the hour, 1-12 v 2-9.

In extra time we played with the breeze in the first half and got scores from Brian Lynn and Niall Judge but Geevagh scored 3 points. The half ended a minute early but we showed our determination by dominating the final 10 minutes but try as we might we did not get a score or a free in this time. We eventually won a free in the final minute but the long range effort from Paul Sweeny ended up short though it nearly ended up in the net from Brian Howley and we were out with the score of 1-14 v 2-12.

Team: A.Kilcullen, K.Earlis, R.Keane, M.Foody, D.Carrabine, A.Naughton, B.Howley(0-1), B.Lynn(0-3), P.Sweeney(0-2), K.McDonnell(0-1), B.Judge, B.Curley, N.Judge(1-7). Sub: D.Howley.

Thanks to the players and management who put in a great effort.

This weeks PRO notes Nov 7th 2010

Castleconnor GAA Club

C.L.G Caisleáin Uí Conchubhair

U20

The team played in the county semi final of the competition on Sunday in Kilcoyne Park in Tubbercurry on Sunday. Despite a great performance from the team, they ended up on the losing side of a one point loss after extra time. The defeat can be put down to a number of reasons but the concession of a 9 point half point lead was the most contributing factor though some other issues which will not be aired definitely played a part. The lads started well and 2 pointed frees from Niall Judge after his brother was fouled got us moving. Points from play by Brian Lynn, Kevin McDonell, and Niall Judge opened up a 0-6 v 0-1 lead halfway through the half. Then a quick move from defence so Niall Judge score a cracker of a goal and he finished the half with 2 more points for us to lead 1-8 v 0-2, with the Geevagh keeper pulling off a great save before the break.

Geevagh got off to a great start in the second and whittled the lead down to 4 points. With the breeze increasing our defence was under more pressure as the half wore on but Ronan Keane, Keith Earlis, David Carrabine, Alan Naughton and Martin Foody were strong in defence. With 9 minutes to go, Geevagh scored a fortuitous goal from a long range free that equalized the scores. At this point we had scored from Brian Lynn and Paul Sweeny, but we responded to the equalizer with a point from Niall Judge. We fell behind with 3 minutes to go but marauding midfielder Brian Howley put the teams level with a very good score to leave the score at the end of the hour, 1-12 v 2-9.

In extra time we played with the breeze in the first half and got scores from Brian Lynn and Niall Judge but Geevagh scored 3 points. The half ended a minute early but we showed our determination by dominating the final 10 minutes but try as we might we did not get a score or a free in this time. We eventually won a free in the final minute but the long range effort from Paul Sweeny ended up short though it nearly ended up in the net from Brian Howley and we were out with the score of 1-14 v 2-12. Team: A.Kilcullen, K.Earlis, R.Keane, M.Foody, D.Carrabine, A.Naughton, B.Howley(0-1), B.Lynn(0-3), P.Sweeney(0-2), K.McDonnell(0-1), B.Judge, B.Curley, N.Judge(1-7). Sub: D.Howley. Thanks to the players and management who put in a great effort.

Lotto

The lotto still remains elusive with no jackpot winner this week. The numbers drawn were 13, 20, 31, 32. There was only one match 3 winner and that was Imogen Ruane. The new jackpot is now €10950, with the next draw this weekend in Mahoneys. Thank you for your support.

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa.

Club AGM

The AGM for the club will take place in the Community Centre on Sunday November 21. Anybody who has nominations or motions they would like submitted for the County convention which takes place on December 13th must be in for November 12th please forward them to club secretary Colin Gordon or county board delegate Bart Barrins.

Condolences

The club wish to express their sincere condolences to the family of Darren Gaughan of Tourlestrane and to the Tourlestrane GAA club. This awful tragedy puts all our ups and downs on the pitch into perspective. Ar dheis Dé gor raibh a h-anam dilís.

Good luck

The club wish Ciarán “Spider” Barrett who leaves the country on Tuesday for the Southern hemisphere all the best on his journey. Ciarán is a member of the senior squad but was also very instrumental in the underage hurling to the club and his absence will be a huge loss to the club. On that note it was great to see Rory Junior Healy home on holidays from his work in Canada and Scotland. Another big loss to the club it would be great if the countries fortunes could turn around and all this lads were able to tog out and coach for the club all the time.

 

U20 Roundup  24 Oct 2010

Results for B Championship Group 1 competition

Team name P W D L F A +/- Pts
Castleconnor 3 3 0 0 28 25 3 6
Bunninadden 3 2 0 1 74 37 37 4
Enniscrone/Kilglass 3 1 0 2 44 59 -15 2
St Mary's 3 0 0 3 31 56 -25 0


Date Round TeamA G/P G/P TeamB
09 Oct 1 Enniscrone/Kilglass 4 - 13 2 - 11 St Mary's
10 Oct 1 Castleconnor 2 - 9 1 - 11 Bunninadden
16 Oct 2 Bunninadden 4 - 17 0 - 8 Enniscrone/Kilglass
16 Oct 2 St Mary's src w/o Castleconnor
24 Oct 3 Castleconnor 2 - 7 2 - 5 Enniscrone/Kilglass
24 Oct 3 Bunninadden 5 - 16 3 - 5 St Mary's

 

This weeks PRO notes Oct 24 2010

Lotto Results:

The lotto jackpot stands at €10800. Last week the numbers drawn were 1, 18, 20 and 31. Joan Mulhern, Rathglass was the only match 3 winner. Next draw is in Muddy Burns this Saturday Night.

U-20 Championship:

The U-20 team topped Group 1, progressed to the semi final and knocked out neighbours Enniscrone/Kilglass in the County B Championship after defeating the latter 2-7 to 2-5 in round 3 at St. Brendan’s GAA Park on Sunday. The encounter never came to life and the team will be looking to improve immensely for their semi final clash. Our opposition is not yet known as Group 2 has to be completed first. More details on our Club Website or sligogaa.ie.

Team on Duty: A. Kilcullen, R. Keane, K. Earlis, M. Foody, D. Carrabine, D. Howley, A. Naughton, B. Howley, B. Judge, B. Lynn, P. Sweeney, N. Judge, B. Curley

Congrats:

Congratulations to Tom Foody, Bunnanilra who was announced as The Connacht Handball Coach of the year. He received An All Star Award last Saturday evening at the GAA Handball Provincial All Star Awards. This means he is the National Nominee for the All Ireland award. This awards banquet was to be announced on last bank holiday Monday.

Annual General Meeting:

The Club AGM will take place in The Community Centre on Sunday November 21st. Note this date in your diary and all Club members are urged to attend. Time will be confirmed next week.

Motions:

Any member who would like to put a motion forward for the County Convention is asked to Contact club secretary Colin Gordon, or county board delegate Bart Barrins. Closing date for motions to be into the Club is November 9th.

Fundraiser:

Thanks to all who helped out and participated in our Texas Hold’em Poker Night in Mahony’s Bar recently and to David Mahony for hosting the event.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some new changes and is looking very well. Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net or contact PRO Bart Barrins/Barry Judge.

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa.

 

U20B Rd 3: Castleconnor 2-7 v Enniscrone 2-5

The U-20 team topped Group 1, progressed to the semi final and knocked out neighbours Enniscrone/Kilglass in the County B Championship after defeating the latter 2-7 to 2-5 in round 3 at St. Brendan’s GAA Park on Sunday. The encounter never came to life and the team will be looking to improve immensely for their semi final clash. Our opposition is not yet known as Group 2 has to be completed first. More details on our Club Website or sligogaa.ie.

Team on Duty: A. Kilcullen, R. Keane, K. Earlis, M. Foody, D. Carrabine, D. Howley, A. Naughton, B. Howley, B. Judge, B. Lynn, P. Sweeney, N. Judge, B. Curley.

U20B Castleconnor w/o St.Marys 17th Oct 2010

The team travelled to Kent Park on Saturday evening last for round 2 of the championship.

The team arrived and got word during the warm up that the opposition were unable to field a team, which was disapponting to say the least at such short notice. We received the points and will be hoping to progress from the group after next weekends fixtures.

Next weekend neighbours Enniscrone are the visiors to St. Brendan's GAA Park, with the details to be confirmed. 

U20B Castleconnor 2-9 v Buninnadden 1-11 Oct 12 2010

Buninnadden were visitors to Corballa on Sunday for the first round of the U20B championship. Perfect playing conditions lead to a very exciting and open contest with a high standard of football on view. After the opening scores from the visitors Niall Judge broke through for a goal. It was nip and tuck till the half time whistle with the teams level 1-5 a piece.

The visitors started the second like the first with a couple of points to extend their lead but a purple patch from our lads after 10 minutes saw Brian Howley score a great goal after a super pass from Brian Lynn. Despite a lot of pressure in the closing minutes we finished strong to win 2-9 v 1-11.

Team: A.Kilcullen, K.Earlis, M.Foody, D.Howley, D.Carrabine(0-1), R.Keane, B.Howley(1-0), A.Naughton(0-1), N.Judge(1-1), B.Lynn(0-5), B.Judge, P.Sweeney(0-1). Next weekend the team travel to Kent Park to take on St.Marys

Tom Foody, Handball coach of the year ?  Oct 7th 2010

Castleconnor’s Tom Foody was nominated for the “Coach of the Year 2010” at last evening’s Connacht Handball Council Meeting in Ballyhaunis. It is an award fully deserved for the Castleconnor Club man who has given unstinting service to his beloved Castleconnor Club and Sligo going back many year’s. Foody almost single handed has been coaching handball in Castleconnor to a high level with a number of his young stars gaining national honours. Foody will be the Connacht Nominee at the National Handball Awards Ceremony which takes place in Hogan Suite level 5 in Croke Park on Saturday November 27th next

Mary Quinn All Ireland trophy on tour  Sept 29th 2010

Donegal Ladies boss Micheal Naughton will bring the All Ireland Intermediate trophy back to his native Castleconnor on Friday night.

A special reception will be held for Naughton and members of his victorious squad at Mahony’s Bar in Corballa at around 9PM and after in Muddy Burns where refreshments will be served to all.

All are invited to come along.

This year Naughton led the Donegal girls to National league and Ulster success, and now has added his third piece of silverware to the collection

Naughton "over the moon"



Donegal boss Michael Naughton a native of Castleconnor, was euphoric after his side added the TG4 All-Ireland intermediate ladies football title to their Ulster and National League Division 2 titles at Croke Park yesterday.

"This is the icing on the cake," he enthused after Donegal's 2-12 to 0-16 victory over former senior kingpins Waterford.

"Earlier on this year, Donegal won their first ever National League title, then we won an Ulster title and now we did the triple. I think we're the first team ever in Donegal to win three titles and that's some achievement.

 "Fair dues to Waterford, they put up one hell of a game and we know they weren't going to be easy, but our girls had the belief that they weren't going to give up and we kept fighting to the end and we did and I'm just over the moon for them"

He continued: "Goals win games and Yvonne (McMonagle) got two top-drawer goals today and maybe we should have had another one or two. But that's football, you get the rub of the green and we got it today and we're delighted with it."


This weeks PRO notes Sept 12, 2010

Castleconnor GAA Club

C.L.G Caisleáin Uí Conchubhair

Junior Team

The team have one game left in the leagues which is scheduled for this Wednesday September 15th in Skreen at 6:30pm v st.Pats. Leaving from Mahoneys at 5:45pm

U-8/U-10:

The teams had Moy Davitts as visitors to Corballa on Wednesday evening an evening that turned out to be very wet and windy. However all the children turned up and put in a good performance in both of the games. On Monday evening Knockmore are visitors to Corballa for the second round of the PJ Gilmartin tournament.

U13

Last Friday week we had Eastern Harps as visitors to Corballa in the second round of the competition. Unfortunately the referee did not show and it meant that the visitors provided the referee for the game. Our lads lead till the seventh minute of injury time when a long range free from Harps went to the net off the corner of the crossbar and we ended up losing by 2 points. It was hearbreaking for our lads who put such effort into the game. Last weekend we had Tubbercurry as visitors who were stronger in most areas to our team and ended up with the victory. This weekend we travel to Achonry where we take on Coolaney/Mullinabreena in the 4th round of the competition on Friday.

Lotto

The lotto still remains elusive with no jackpot winner last week. The new jackpot is now €10350. There was one 3 number winner, Brian Mahoney of Rathglas. Next draw this weekend.

Club Meeting

There is a club meeting on Wednesday evening at 9pm in the community centre where the draw for the All Ireland tickets will take place.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well. Pictures from the U12 final are now up on the website. Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa. .

Vodafone Club Donation:

For all you Vodafone Customers, If you sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie

and choose Castleconnor as the club you support, then Vodafone will give Castleconnor GAA Club 5% of the amount of your monthly bill or 5% of the amount that you top up.

It will not cost you anything, and it will be of great help to the Club. Thank You.

This weeks PRO notes Sept 5th 2010

Intermediate Championship:

Last Saturday evening we were in Tubbercurry for the Intermediate quarter final against Owenmore Gaels. The last time these teams met in the championship was in 1994 when we got a late goal to win. And this game proved that goals win games. However we got off to a great start with an early point from Ciarán Barrett and this was quickly followed by a goal by Brian Lynn after good work from Ronán Keane. The Gaels then got into the game with some good points, but with a minute to go till halftime we lead by two with points from Kevin Langan and two long range efforts from John O’Regan. With the last attack of the half a mixup in our defence left Gaels with an open goal which they did not squander leaving the half time score 1-5 v 1-6 to Gaels. It was nip and tuck early in the second half and we equalised with points from Kevin Langan and Ciarán Barrett. In the 12th minute Gaels scored another goal after good play and quickly followed this two minutes later when a mistake in defence left an open goal again. We were now down by 6 points and despite score 3 points, we did not break through for the all important goal with some goal mouth skirmishes turing to nothing. At the final whistle we trailed by 4 points in sun drenched Kilcoyne park. Final score: Castleconnor 1-10 v Owenmore Gaels 3-8. Team: C.Gordon, Brendan Howley, J.Tuffy, T.Cawley, P.McGuinness, M.Langan, D.Carrabine, C.Barrett, P.Kilcullen, J.O’Regan, B.Lynn, B.Curley, K.Langan, A.Cawley, R.Keane.Subs: Brian Howley, K.Tuffy, N.Judge, P.Sweeney

The year is now finished for the intermediate squad. Thanks to the players and management for their efforts all year. Best of luck to John McDonnell and Pat Naughton with their future operations and speedy recover to those with other injuries.

Underage Hurling:
A great evening for hurling and a large crowd gathered at Corballa for the clubs first ever hurling county final on Monday evening. The opponents were St.Marys Carrick-on-Shannon for the league title. We were very slow out of the blocks and were finding it hard to get the sliotar up the field in the first 10 minutes. We trailed at this point by 1-3 v 0-0. A free won by Sean Carrabine in middle of the park was sent in long and hard by Jason Tuffy and it was deflected into the net to bring us back into the game. At half time we trailed by 1-3 v 1-0. We took control early in the second half but sent a good few frees wide of the posts but we got our just rewards when Sean Carrabine rifled in to the roof of the net a free from 20m. A minute later Carrick responded with a goal of their own. A free won by Stephen Tuffy was finished off by a point from Sean Carrabine with a point, to leave a 2 point margin. With 2 minutes to go Sean tried to repeat the trick from the 20m free but this time it was blocked but Oisin Flynn bundled it over the line. In the last minute Carrick attacked and after a lot of hooking and blocking they eventually sent low to the back of the net. The final whistle went a minute later and all the lads fell to their knees. Thanks to Paul Healy and his crew for having the pitch in great shape and for all that came up to the game possibly out of curiosity but that did not stop them roaring their lungs out.

Then on Wedneday evening we travelled to Markievicz park to play the Championship final v Drumcliffe . In the first minutes of the game the lads were apprehensive but were on top in most areas. We had squandered some good chances but they relaxed when Elliot Beardshall drove a shot into the side netting to score our first goal. We were stronger physically than our opponents which helped, and Stephen Tuffy used this when he broke through the defence and drove a shot to the net. This was closely followed by a good point from Elliot. Another point from Sean Carrabine and also Jason Tuffy put us in the ascendancy. Drumcliffe then hit a purple patch and were unlucky with some frees but they eventually made our lads pay for their lack of marking closely with a goal soon followed by a goal. However a push by our own fellas before the break saw goals from midfielder Ódhran Quinn and another from full forward Elliot saw us lead 4-3 v 1-1 at the break. Our lads started the second half again strongly and Stephen Tuffy sent us on our way another goal, which was followed by another point from Sean Carrabine. Further points from Carrabine and Beardshall and a goal from Kenneth Flynn put a seal on a great night for the lads and the club.

After the game Bill O'Kelly-Lynch presented our captain on the night Sean Carrabine with the trophy. Thanks from the club to Tom Cawley, Ciarán "Spider" Barrett and Bart Barrins for all their efforts this year in making this dream a reality. Thanks to all the parents and children for their efforts. To celebrate the club brought the kids for a celebration bash and they can look forward to getting their medals later in the year. Team: Kenneth Flynn, Colm Naughton, Benny Foody, James Boland,Paul Flynn, Odhran Quinn, Sean Carrabine, Jason Tuffy, Stephen Tuffy, Elliot Bearsdhall, Oisin Flynn

Junior Team

The team have one game left in the leagues which is scheduled for Wednesday September 15th in Skreen at 6:30pm v st.Pats. Training continues on Tuesday at 8.

U-8/U-10:

The teams have Moy Davitts as visitors to Corballa on Thursday evening in the Gilmartin tournament this week.

Congrats

Well done to former senior player Michael Naughton, the manager of the Donegal girls intermediate team who reached the All-Ireland final on Saturday. No doubt a good number form the parish will be in Croke Park on Sept 26.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well. Pictures from the U12 final are now up on the website. Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa. .

Vodafone Club Donation:

For all you Vodafone Customers, If you sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie

and choose Castleconnor as the club you support, then Vodafone will give Castleconnor GAA Club 5% of the amount of your monthly bill or 5% of the amount that you top up.

It will not cost you anything, and it will be of great help to the Club. Thank You.

IFC quarter-final, Castleconnor 1-10  v Owenmore Gaels 3-8 Sept 5th 2010

Last Saturday evening we were in Tubbercurry for the Intermediate quarter final against Owenmore Gaels. The last time these teams met in the championship was in 1994 when we got a late goal to win.

And this game proved that goals win games.

However we got off to a great start with an early point from Ciarán Barrett and this was quickly followed by a goal by Brian Lynn after good work from Ronán Keane. The Gaels then got into the game with some good points, but with a minute to go till halftime we lead by two with points from Kevin Langan and two long range efforts from John O’Regan. With the last attack of the half a mixup in our defence left Gaels with an open goal which they did not squander leaving the half time score 1-5 v 1-6 to Gaels.

It was nip and tuck early in the second half and we equalised with points from Kevin Langan and Ciarán Barrett. In the 12th minute Gaels scored another goal after good play and quickly followed this two minutes later when a mistake in defence left an open goal again. We were now down by 6 points and despite score 3 points, we did not break through for the all important goal with some goal mouth skirmishes turing to nothing. At the final whistle we trailed by 4 points in sun drenched Kilcoyne park.

Final score: Castleconnor 1-10 v Owenmore Gaels 3-8.

Team: C.Gordon, Brendan Howley, J.Tuffy, T.Cawley, P.McGuinness, M.Langan, D.Carrabine, C.Barrett(0-2), P.Kilcullen, J.O’Regan(0-2), B.Lynn(1-0), B.Curley, K.Langan(0-5), A.Cawley, R.Keane.Subs: Brian Howley, K.Tuffy, N.Judge, P.Sweeney

The year is now finished for the intermediate squad. Thanks to the players and management for their efforts all year. Best of luck to John McDonnell and Pat Naughton with their future operations and speedy recover to those with other injuries.

U12 B Hurling Championship Final Castleconnor 6-6 v Drumcliffe/ RP 2-2 Sept 2 2010

Markievicz Park was the place to be as our young U12 hurlers created another bit of history by winning their first county title and did it with a bit of style too. The Park was in excellent condition and the Summer like conditions made good hurling a lot easier to achieve.

In the first minutes of the game the lads were apprehensive but were on top in most areas. We had squandered some good chances but they relaxed when Elliot Beardshall drove a shot into the side netting. We were stronger physically than our opponents which helped, and Stephen Tuffy used this when he broke through the defence and drove a shot to the net. This was closely followed by a good point from Elliot. Another point from Sean Carrabine and also Jason Tuffy put us in the ascendancy.

Drumcliffe then hit a purple patch and were unlucky with some frees but they eventually made our lads pay for their lack of marking closely with a goal soon followed by a goal. However a push by our own fellas before the break saw goals from midfielder Ódhran Quinn and another from full forward Elliot saw us lead 4-3 v 1-1 at the break.

Our lads started the second half again strongly and Stephen Tuffy sent us on our way another goal, which was followed by another point from Sean Carrabine. Drumcliffe were defending a lot better than in first half and they got another goal which was followed by a quick point but at this stage our lads were very confident and further points from Sean and Elliot and a goal from Kenneth Flynn put a seal on a great night for the lads and the club.

After the game Bill O'Kelly-Lynch presented our captain on the night Sean Carrabine with the trophy. Sean in his speech thanked the lads and managers for their efforts all year, the parents for making sure they were always there and commisserated with Drumcliffe, offering three cheers to their efforts.

Like Monday evening the lads were a credit to club. Kenneth Flynn was assured with his puck outs, could do nothing about the goal and scored one at the other end. Colm Naughton had his best game of the year and it is hard to believe he has 3 years left in this grade. Benny Foody striking and handball skills stood out. James Boland was another one who had his best game of the year with Paul Flynn providing great relief for the defence with his very long clearances. In midfield Ódhran got the goal he deserved for his great working back. Sean worked as hard as ever and his focus was immense. Our Enniscrone imports Jason and Stephen worked hard all night, with Jason's expertise from the sideline cuts enhanced and Stephen showing great forceful running all night. Oisin Flynn who has 4 years left at the grade kept working hard all night and Elliot was the typical strong full forward. Dáire Barrins was assured when he came on in the second half with 3 years left in the grade will be moving out the field.

Thanks from the club to Tom Cawley, Ciarán "Spider" Barrett and Bart Barrins for all their efforts this year in making this dream a reality. Thanks to all the parents and children for their efforts. To celebrate the club brought the kids for a celebration bash and they can look forward to getting their medals later in the year. 

U12B League Hurling Final Castleconnor 3-1 v St.Marys Carrick-on-Shannon 3-3 30Aug 2010

A great evening for hurling and a large crowd gathered at Corballa for the clubs first ever hurling county final on Monday evening. The opponents were St.Marys Carrick-on-Shannon who we beat earlier slimly in the league on an evening that was of biblical bad weather. However the final was to prove a tenser and tighter affair.

It was an 11-a-side game with Dermot Walshe the referee. We were very slow out of the blocks and were finding it hard to get the sliotar up the field in the first 10 minutes. We trailed at this point by 1-3 v 0-0. A free won by Sean Carrabine in middle of the park was sent in long and hard by Jason Tuffy and it was deflected into the net to bring us back into the game. Our lads had a changed attitude after that and with the large crowd behind them they hooked, blocked and put their bodies on the line all over the park. At half time we trailed by 1-3 v 1-0.

We took control early in the second half but sent a good few frees wide of the posts but we got our just rewards when Sean Carrabine rifled in to the roof of the net a free from 20m. A minute later Carrick responded with a goal of their own. A free won by Stephen Tuffy was finished off by a point from Sean Carrabine with a point, to leave a 2 point margin. With 2 minutes to go Sean tried to repeat the trick from the 20m free but this time it was blocked but 8 year old Oisin Flynn bundled it over the line. We did not learn the lesson from earlier though and let Carrick get an attack going and gave a free away. This time they went for goal but depite Kenneth Flynn and Odhran Quinn combining to save it, it was eventually sent low to the back of the net.

The final whistle went a minute later and all the lads fell to their knees. They were unfortunate, but it was great to see the way they have come on in 6 months and their passion and stickwork was a sight to behold and kept the crowd on their toes all evening. Thanks to Paul Healy and his crew for having the pitch in great shape and for all that came up to the game possibly out of curiousity but that did not stop them roaring their lungs out. Thanks to St.Marys for making the long journey in and no doubt the 2 evenly matched teams will meet again in the future.

Kenneth Flynn had great puck outs all night. Colm Naughton and Benny Foody were very efficent in the full back line. James Boland hooked and blocked and Paul Flynns long range frees and tackling was excellent. Odhran Quinn made the middle his own whilst Sean Carrabine was the human version of the Duracell bunny. The 2 Tuffy brothers Jason and Stephen from Enniscrone never gave up and were always available whilst Elliot Bearsdhall and Oisin Flynn were always a threat when the ball came in. With 2 eight years old playing and another 7 on the line (Dáire Barrins, Ruardhri Gallagher, Ronan Wilson, Rian Winters, Daniel Ruane, Owen Gillard, Liam Donnegan) the future looks good for these youngster.

We know have to pick ourselves up for the Championship final which takes place on Wednesday evening at 7 in Markievicz Park

Team: Kenneth Flynn, Colm Naughton, Benny Foody, James Boland,Paul Flynn, Odhran Quinn, Sean Carrabine(1-1), Jason Tuffy(1-0), Stephen Tuffy, Elliot Bearsdhall, Oisin Flynn(1-0)

 IFC Rd2: Castleconnor 1-11 v St.Michaels 0-7    30th August 2010

Last Saturday evening we travelled to Curry for the second round of the championship. Our opponents were St.Michaels but both teams had already qualified for the quarter-finals with top spot of the group up for grabs. After losing David Fox, Karl Tuffy and Niall Judge in the last number of weeks to injury never mind Norman Fox the team was rejigged for the fixture.

It took the team a while to get going and in the first half we played into a strong wind. Michaels were first on the scoresheet and built up a lead of 0-4 v 0-1 with our point from Alan Cawley. In the last 10 minutes of the half we got our shooting boots on with points from Alan Cawley, Paul Kilcullen and Brian Curley who was on the end of a good move up the field and was going for goal. Despite this we trailed 0-5 v 0-4 at the interval.

Like the first half we were slow out of the blocks with Michaels pulling ahead further 0-7 v 0-5 with 14 minutes to go with Kevin Langan getting our point but he was to get 3 more to put us into the lead. Alan Cawley scored a monster point to increase our lead with David Carrabine running through to score also. Another point from Paul Kilcullen and a goal from Pat McGuinness with 3 minutes to go wrapped up the game.

However Pat Naughton went down with a very serious knee injury which put a major dampener on proceedings and at the time of going to print it has not been determined how bad the injury is.

Final score: Castleconnor 1-11 v St.Michaels 0-7.

Team: C.Gordon, Brendan Howley, J.Tuffy, T.Cawley, P.McGuinness(1-0), D.Carrabine(0-1), C.Barrett, P.Kilcullen(0-1), P.Naughton, B.Lynn, A.Cawley(0-3), B.Curley(0-1), M.Langan, K.Langan(0-4), R.Keane.Subs: Brian Howley, F.Barrett, B.Foody.

Next weekend we play Owenmore Gaels in the quarter-finals on Saturday evening at 5pm in Kilcoyne Park. Please continue to come and support.

This weeks PRO notes Aug 29th 2010

25/30 year anniversary of county Junior Championship

Right after the championship game in Curry it was a mad rush to Muddy Burns for the celebration night to honour the teams of the 1980 who won our first ever county title and 1985 who were celebrating their silver anniversary of the county junior double. Over 100 people sat for a meal for the two teams panels and their partners. Club Chairman Darren Ruane welcomed all the old warriors and told them to enjoy themselves late into the night. In the background the videos of the 1985 finals played much to the enjoyment of all young and old with plenty of ribbing for those follicily challenged. After the meal organizing committee chair John Judge gave a quick talk after which Bert Barrins presented the panels with a piece of crystal each and gave a small speech on behalf of the management of those teams who also included Tommy Holmes, Mick Mahoney(RIP) and Padraic Healy(RIP). Thanks to all who made this a very very enjoyable night that went on well into Sunday, those that travelled long distances, the fundraisers, Mark and Majella Carr of Muddys, Hilary Barrins Kelly for the videos and the committee, John Judge, Bert Barrins, Sean Gordon, Frank Kelly and Michael Mahoney.

Hurling:
The U12 hurlers have a busy week this week. Firstly they play St.Marys, Carrick-on-Shannon at 7pm on Monday in the B league final and then on Wednesday evening they play in the championship final at Markievicz Park at 7pm where our opponents are Drumcliffe/Rosses Point. It is a great achievement for this group of players who only took up the sport in the last 8 months. Last Thursday evening they travelled to Calry to take on the home team in the champ semifinal and emerged victorious. The panel is: Ken Flynn, Paul Flynn, Jason and Stephen Tuffy, Brendan Foody, James Boland, Odhran Quinn, Sean Carrabine, Elliot Beardshaw, Colm Naughton, Oisín Flynn and Dáire Barrins. The team are trained by Ciarán Barrett, Tom Cawley and Bart Barrins

The U10 panel travelled to Easkey for a blitz on Sunday. We did not have enough players for a team so thankfully Coolera-Strandhill accommodated are players who played against Naomh Eoin, Drumcliffe and Easkey. Thanks to Anthony and the Coolera lads for this gesture, it was very much appreciated.

Junior Team

The team have one game left in the leagues which is scheduled for Wednesday September 15th in Skreen at 6:30pm v st.Pats. Training continues on Tuesday at 8.

U-8/U-10:

The teams continue to train every Friday evening. The U10 have been invited to partake in the P.Gilmartin tournament by our neighbours Ardnaree Sarsfields and will be playing 3 games in the coming weeks. Thanks to Ardnaree for the invitation. More details to follow.

Minor

The team went down poorly to Easkey in Easkey last Thursday evening. Nothing went right for the lads and they eventually lost by 3-23 v 0-6. Thanks to the panel and management for their effort throughout the year.

Congrats

Well done to all the members of the club who received their leaving cert result in the last weeks and to all those who are preparing to leave for their new careers.

This weeks PRO note August 22nd 2010

25/30 year anniversary of county Junior Championship

This Saturday evening the club will honour the panels of 1980 and 85 who won the clubs first two county championship titles, both in the Junior grade. The panel and their partners will be treated to dinner in Muddy Burns and afterwards there will be music and no doubt some story telling. Come and see if the legends are as good in reality as you have heard from people who saw them play on Saturday night.

Intermediate Championship:

Next weekend we play the second round of the championship when we play St.Michaels. The game is down for Saturday evening at Skreen at 5:30pm. Training continues for the squad and they hope there will be a good crowd at the game.

Junior Championship

The junior team went out of this years championship. We played St.Farnans on Sunday morning in Quigabar. Despite a good performance the first 10 minutes of each half was the teams downfall. After five minutes of play Farnans had 1-2 on the board and they added another before we made foray into their half. Eventually Brian Howley put over a point from a good distance, followed by another from Paul Sweeney. This was followed by a goal from the same player after good work by Barry Judge. Just before the break the we conceded another score to trail 1-4 v 1-2.

Farnans started the second half well also with 3 quick points to open their lead further. The teams traded points with ours coming from Paul Sweeney. We then trailed by six when Martin Foody made a great run through but despite three attempts at the goal it was stopped from crossing the line. More points from Sweeney, Howley and Frank Barrett narrowed the gap with the crossbar saving the Farnans team, but in the end we fell on a score of 1-10 v 1-6.Team: Anthony Kilcullen, Ultan McGranahan, Pat Flynn, Darragh Gilmartin, Diarmuid Howley, Kieran Naughton, Martin Foody, Frank Barrett(0-1), Alan Naughton, Paul Sweeney (1-2), Brian Howley(0-3), Barry Judge, Bart Barrins, Barnes Kelly(0-1), Pat Cleary Subs: Brian Foody, Austin Mullarkey, Shane Feeney.

U-8/U-10:

The teams continue to train every Friday evening. Both teams took part in a blitz in Easkey last Saturday morning along with the home side and Enniscrone and was enjoyed by all.

U-16:

The team travelled to Kilcoyne park last Monday evening for the semi final of the A2 championship. It was an awful evening that did not suit our young team but they did lead all the way to the last minute when Tubber scored a very fortunate and hardly deserved goal to win with the score 2-8 v 1-9. Team: B.Feeney, C.Judge, K.Jacob, L.Naughton, C.Gallagher, K.Earlis, J.Earlis, K.McDonnell, E.Kent, J.Flynn, E.Flynn, S.Wright, M.Cullen, K.Kilcullen, S.Curley. Subs. K.Foody, A.Beardshaw, C.Barrins. Thanks to the players and management for their commitment all year..

Minor

The team play Easkey in the final group game this week on Thursday evening away in Easkey, needing to win to progress further.

Hurling:
Training continues at the pitch on Monday evenings at 7pm. The U12 team have qualified for the U12B league final against St.Marys, Carrick-on-Shannon. The date for this game has been set for Monday August 30th with a 7pm start. The final will also take place in Corballa so it is hoped there will be a good turnout. The team have been drawn in the championship away to Calry. This game is scheduled for this week, to be confirmed later in the week.

The u10s will be taking part in a blitz in Easkey. More details later.

Good luck and congrats

Firstly congratulations to Richard Howley who won a number of competitions in Dublin at the horse show in the show jumping categories. Richard has been the parish proud and has received a scholarship. Well done to the club members who represented Sligo in the Community games finals last weekend. They have done their parish and families proud. Congratulations to Sligo on winning the Junior all Ireland at the weekend.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well. Pictures from the U12 final are now up on the website. Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa. .

Vodafone Club Donation:

For all you Vodafone Customers, If you sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie

and choose Castleconnor as the club you support, then Vodafone will give Castleconnor GAA Club 5% of the amount of your monthly bill or 5% of the amount that you top up.

It will not cost you anything, and it will be of great help to the Club. Thank You. Also remember you can get your credit at no extra cost in Tuffys, Corballa.

Junior B Champ q/f Castleconnor 1-6 v St.Farnans 1-10 August 22, 2010

The junior team went out of this years championship. We played St.Farnans on Sunday morning in Quigabar. Despite a good performance the first 10 minutes of each half was the teams downfall.

After five minutes of play Farnans had 1-2 on the board and they added another before we made foray into their half. Eventually Brian Howley put over a point from a good distance, followed by another from Paul Sweeney. This was followed by a goal from the same player after good work by Barry Judge. Just before the break the we conceded another score to trail 1-4 v 1-2.

Farnans started the second half well also with 3 quick points to open their lead further. The teams traded points with ours coming from Paul Sweeney. We then trailed by six when Martin Foody made a great run through but despite three attempts at the goal it was stopped from crossing the line. More points from  Howley(2) and Frank Barrett narrowed the gap with the crossbar saving the Farnans team, but in the end we fell on a score of 1-10 v 1-6.

Team: Anthony Kilcullen, Ultan McGranahan, Pat Flynn, Darragh Gilmartin, Diarmuid Howley, Kieran Naughton, Martin Foody, Frank Barrett(0-1), Alan Naughton, Paul Sweeney (1-2), Brian Howley(0-3), Barry Judge, Bart Barrins, Barnes Kelly(0-1), Pat Cleary Subs: Brian Foody, Austin Mullarkey, Shane Feeney.

This weeks PRO notes August 15th 2010

Intermediate Championship:

We played our first round game on Sunday in sun drenched Quigabar. Our opponents were last years junior champions Ballisodare. This was their second outing and a game they had to win. The first ten minutes was up and down the field and we lead by 4 v 2 with 2 points each from Pat Naughton and Kevin Langan. At this point Niall Judge broke through for a good team goal, followed by a point from the same player but shortly afterwards had to leave the field with a hamstring injury. In the last minutes of the half we went on a scoring rampage with points from Ciaran Barrett, Alan Cawley, David Carrabine and a number from Kevin Langan, leaving us in front at the break 1-12 v 0-4.

The start of the second half was barely on when the visitors had a goal chance that was missed but in the next 2 minutes they scored two goals despite the best efforts of Colin Gordon. Luckily we steadied the ship and kept the scoreboard ticking till the end winning on a scoreline of 1-18 v 2-5. Castleconnors player of the match was David Carrabine followed closely by Kevin Langan. Team: C.Gordon, R.Keane, P.McGuinness, T.Cawley, D.Carrabine(0-1), M.Langan, P.Naughton(0-2), J.O’Regan, B.Lynn(0-1), K.Langan(0-9), N.Judge(1-1), C.Barrett(0-1), P.Kilcullen(0-2), A.Cawley(0-1).Subs:B.Curley, B.Howley, J.Tuffy. Training continues this week on Tuesday. The next round of the championship is versus St.Michaels on weekend of Aug28/29

Senior League Division 5:

We played Geevagh last week in the penultimate round of the league at home. A very tight first half so the half time score of the visitors leading 0-3 v 0-2. The visitors keeper made two good saves early in the second half and with 15 mins to play there was still only 3 points in it, but the visitors found their scoring boots in the last 10 mins to win by 14 v 4. Team: Anthony Kilcullen, Ultan McGranahan, Pat Flynn, Darragh Gilmartin, Diarmuid Howley, Ronan Keane, Martin Foody, Frank Barrett, Brian Lynn(0-1), Brian Howley(0-1), Bart Barrins(0-1), Barnes Kelly(0-1), Barry Judge, Brian Feeney, Pat Cleary, Shane Feeney, Subs:Mark Carr, Eoin Flynn.

The team play the quarter final of the Junior B championship when they meet local rivals St.Farnans next Sunday at 12 pm in Quigabar. Please come out and support.

U-8/U-10:

The teams continue to train every Friday evening.

U14

The team took part in the second round of the U14 9-a-side competition last Friday evening in Ballymote. The team put in good performances.

U-16:

The team had Calry as visiors for the quarter final of the A2 championship this week.The team put on a good performance and emerged winners on a score of 3-9 v 2-3. They now play Tubbercurry in the semi-final on Monday in Kilcoyne park.

Minor

Enniscrone were the visitors to Corballa on Thursday evening for the second round of the group stages of the minor B championship. Despite getting off to a good start and leading 3 points to no score, two quick fire goals from the visitors put them in control and they won with a score of 4-6 v 1-11. The team play Easkey in the final group game needing to win to progress further.

Hurling:
Training continues at the pitch on Monday evenings at 7pm. The U12 team have qualified for the U12B league final against St.Marys, Carrick-on-Shannon. The date for this game will be known later in the week. The team have been drawn in the championship away to Calry. This game is scheduled for Wednesday Aug 25th, to be confirmed later in the week.

The u10s will be taking part in a blitz on Saturday week in Easkey. More details later.

1980/85 winning teams anniversary celebration

On Saturday, August 28th the club will honour the two teams that won our first two county titles with a reception and night in Muddy Burns. Members of the panels have received invites in the last few weeks and it is hoped that all club members will be there to see these club legends altogether again reliving old glories.

Good luck

The clubs wishes all the best to our super athletes who are representing Sligo in the Community games finals last weekend and next weekend. They have done their parish and families proud and will no doubt do their county proud in Athlone. Good luck.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well. Pictures from the U12 final are now up on the website. Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa. .

Vodafone Club Donation:

For all you Vodafone Customers, If you sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie

and choose Castleconnor as the club you support, then Vodafone will give Castleconnor GAA Club 5% of the amount of your monthly bill or 5% of the amount that you top up.

It will not cost you anything, and it will be of great help to the Club. Thank You. Also remember you can get your credit at no extra cost in Tuffys, Corballa.

IFC RD 1. Castleconnor 1-18 v Ballisodare 2-5 August 15th 2010

We played our first round game on Sunday in sun drenched Quigabar. Our opponents were last years junior champions Ballisodare. This was their second outing and a game they had to win.

The first ten minutes was up and down the field and we lead by 4 v 2 with 2 points each from Pat Naughton and Kevin Langan. At this point Niall Judge broke through for a good team goal, followed by a point from the same player but shortly afterwards had to leave the field with a hamstring injury. In the last minutes of the half we went on a scoring rampage with points from Ciaran Barrett, Alan Cawley, David Carrabine and a number from Kevin Langan, leaving us in front at the break 1-12 v 0-4.

The start of the second half was barely on when the visitors had a goal chance that was missed but in the next 2 minutes they scored two goals despite the best efforts of Colin Gordon. Luckily we steadied the ship and kept the scoreboard ticking till the end winning on a scoreline of 1-18 v 2-5. Castleconnors player of the match was David Carrabine followed closely by Kevin Langan.

Team: C.Gordon, R.Keane, P.McGuinness, T.Cawley, D.Carrabine(0-1), M.Langan, P.Naughton(0-2), J.O’Regan, B.Lynn(0-1), K.Langan(0-9), N.Judge(1-1), C.Barrett(0-1), P.Kilcullen(0-2), A.Cawley(0-1).Subs:B.Curley, B.Howley, J.Tuffy.

Training continues this week on Tuesday. The next round of the championship is versus St.Michaels on weekend of Aug28/29

 Div 5 Rd 11: Castleconnor 1-10 v Tubbercurry 5-16 26th July, 2010

Last Friday evening we travelled to table toppers Tubbercurry. This was a game where we looked very good in the first half but did not turn up for the second.

Tubber raced into a 2-2 lead after ten minutes but then our lads showed great fight to score 8 points on the trot and equalise. However Tubber hit back with a goal and a number of points but just before the break, Patrick Cleary scored his third goal in 3 games to leave us trailing 3-5 v 1-8.

After the break we had two great goal chances in the first minutes but missed both. Tubber then hit for 2 goals and that was that. We scored two late points but it was not good.

Team Anthony Kilcullen, Ultan McGranahan, Pat Flynn, Darragh Gilmartin, Martin Foody, David Carrabine, Diarmuid Howley, David Fox, Alan Naughton, Brian Lynn(0-3), Ciaran Barrett(0-1), Brian Howley(0-1), Shane Feeney(0-1), Pat Cleary(1-1), Brian Curley(0-3). Subs: Frank Barrett, Bart Barrins, Eoin Flynn, Brian Feeney. This Friday Geevagh are visitors to Corballa at 7:30pm

This weeks PRO notes July 25th, 2010

Intermediate Championship:

The team are currently preparing for the first round of the intermediate championship.

Senior League Division 5:

Drumcliffe made the long journey to Corballa last Friday week. Our lads were hoping to make it two wins on the spin. The game got going with our team having the fairly strong breeze blowing into the church end of the field. Despite this the visitors made the early running but they hit a number of bad wides. Eventually we took the lead with a point from play by Ciaran Barrett and he followed this up with a second. Then David Fox hit 2 points in a minute both good points from play. Brian Lynn hit a close in free and then we made a decisive breakthrough, a good run by Ronan Keane through the centre, put Bart Barrins running through and from the 13m line he crashed to the net. Drumcliffe then got 2 points from play but we finished with one from a long range free by Brian Howley and then an another from the same player after an excellent move all the way from our keeper. Half time score was 1-8 v 0-2.

Like Drumcliffe in the first half we had a lot of possession but could not convert though Ciarán Barrett was unlucky with a goal bound effort. A free from out on the sideline by Brian Lynn increased the lead. However we went to sleep for the next 10 minutes and when the visitors scored from a penalty and 3 quick points our lead was down to 3 points. It was at this point that Colin Gordon entered the fray and firstly he scored an easy free but followed it up with a penalty that he won himself and a minute later scored a good point from play from out on the right. Ciaran Barrett then followed with 2 more points from play the last from good interplay with Barrins and Gordon. In the last minute a good move with Shane Feeney, Darragh Gilmartin put Brian Howley on the run towards goal but his effort just went wide of the post. Team: Anthony Kilcullen, Ultan McGranahan, Pat Flynn, Kieran Naughton, Ronan Keane, Martin Foody, Frank Barrett, David Fox(0-2), Brian Lynn(0-3), Ciaran Barrett(0-4), Brian Howley(0-2), Bart Barrins(1-0), Pat Cleary. Subs: Diarmuid Howley, Colin Gordon(1-2), Shane Feeney, Darragh Gilmartin, David Kelly.

Last Friday evening we travelled to table toppers Tubbercurry. This was a game where we looked very good in the first half but did not turn up for the second. Tubber raced into a 2-2 lead after ten minutes but then our lads showed great fight to score 8 points on the trot and equalise. However Tubber hit back with a goal and a number of points but just before the break, Patrick Cleary scored his third goal in 3 games to leave us trailing 3-5 v 1-8. After the break we had two great goal chances in the first minutes but missed both. Tubber then hit for 2 goals and that was that. We scored two late points but it was not good. Team Anthony Kilcullen, Ultan McGranahan, Pat Flynn, Darragh Gilmartin, Martin Foody, David Carrabine, Diarmuid Howley, David Fox, Alan Naughton, Brian Lynn(0-2), Ciaran Barrett(0-3), Brian Howley(0-1), Shane Feeney(0-1), Pat Cleary(1-1), Brian Curley(0-3). Subs: Frank Barrett, Bart Barrins, Eoin Flynn, Brian Feeney. This Friday Geevagh are visitors to Corballa at 7:30pm

U-8/U-10:

The teams continue to train every Friday evening.

U-12:

The team is preparing for the county blitzes in the next few weeks

U14

The team took part in the first round of the U14 9-a-side competition last Friday evening in Ballymote. The team put in two great performances against Geevagh and Easkey gaining some revenge for the championship loss to our neighbours and progressed to the second round of the competition which takes place this Friday evening.

U-16:

The team were away to Coolaney/Mullinabreena last Monday evening. This game was a thriller and was in the melting pot right up to the final whistle but thankfully we came out on the right side of the result in a high scoring game of 3-13 v 3-7. The team have now qualified for the quarter final which is a home game against Calry on August 7th.

Hurling:
Training continues at the pitch on Monday evenings at 7pm. It was a momentous evening last Wednesday week as after months of hard work and training, the clubs U12s became the first ever Castleconnor hurling team. It is one small step but when the final whistle went on Wednesday evening everyone there was in euphoria.

The game was an 11-a-side game. We had to use two 8 year olds in Dáire Barrins and Óisin Flynn who both acquitted themselves brillantly. Despite the scoreline, the defence were never under severe pressure but they responded very well with Benny Foody James Boland, Paul and Kenneth Flynn keeping calm at all times. In the centre Sean Carrabine and Oran Quinn showed great stickwork and positioning sense. In the forwards the Enniscrone brothers of Jason and Stephen Tuffy along with Elliot Beardshall were a constant menace.

The first half was a tense affair as this was also Drumcliffes first game. Despite going 2 points down we were on top in most positions and apart from our shooting all looked good. Eventually Jason Tuffy struck a long range point for us to leave us trailing by a point at the break 0-2 v 0-1.

We took the lead early in the second half when Sean Carrabine drove to the net however the home team responded with 2 goals of their own. A quick response from our lads saw Elliot Beardshall score with a low drive. A great long range free from Drumcliffe cemented their lead. Oran Quinn made a great clearance off the line at this time with Benny Foody and Paul Flynn clearing up the wings. Eventually the sliotar fell to Sean Carrabine near halfway and he made a great solo run through the defence before eventually letting the sliotar fall to his foot and striking it into the top corner.

With 4 minutes to go there was some desparate defending with the Tuffys doing some great hooking, Oisin tigerish on the ground, Oran hlping his defence and Kenneth and James swinging on all ground balls. With the long puckouts from Dáire we held out and at the final whistle there was great joy.

Thanks to all that travelled to the game and provided lifts. Thanks to the management who put in a lot of time and effort but most of all thanks to the players who turned out all year. Team : Dáire Barrins, Benny Foody, Kenneth Flynn, James Boland, Paul Flynn, Sean Carrabine, Oran Quinn, Jason Tuffy, Stephen Tuffy, Elliot Beardshall, Óisin Flynn.

Last Wednesday evening we hosted our first hurling game when St.Marys Carrick-on-Shannon. It was a wild evening weather wise but the game was exciting with some good hurling from both sides. With holidays it was decided to play 10-a-side. We played against the elements in the first half and only trailed by a goal. Early in the second we scored two good points by Sean Carrabine and moved ahead with 3 goals. However the visitors struck a goal to leave the game tense till the end. Team Dáire Barrins, Benny Foody, Kenneth Flynn, James Boland, Sean Carrabine, Jason Tuffy, Stephen Tuffy, Colm Naughton, Óisin Flynn. This Wednesday we host Calry on Wednesday evening at 7pm. The coaching is being done by Ciaran Barrett, Tom Cawley, Alan Cawley and Bart Barrins. Come out and try it. Helmets are still available for the princely sum of €35. U-16s are asked to train on Wednesday evenings in Quigabar with Western Gaels.

Annual Event in Muddys

Thanks to all who attended the free event in Muddy Burns on Saturday night and to Mark and Majella for having the club.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well. Pictures from the U12 final are now up on the website. Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Sligo Teen camps

Sligo Teen GAA Camps take place for teens between the ages of 12 and 15. Come join us at the Sligo GAA for three action packed days of Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie at a venue in your division. Our venue is Enniscrone. To apply Contact Liam Og Gormley—0868254420. Cost - 25 euro and receive Sligo t-shirt. It is open for Girls and Boys. Taking place from August 4th – 6th. Time: 10am – 3pm. Contact on: 086-8254420 or at sligogamesmanager@eircom.net

 

U12B Hurling league Castleconnor 3-2 v St.Marys, Carrick-on-Shannon 2-0 26-7-2010

Last Wednesday evening we hosted our first hurling game when St.Marys Carrick-on-Shannon. It was a wild evening weather wise but the game was exciting with some good hurling from both sides. With holidays it was decided to play 10-a-side.

We played against the elements in the first half and only trailed by a goal. We had a lot of possession but try as we might we could not score.

Early in the second we scored two good points by Sean Carrabine and moved ahead with 3 goals from Cian. However the visitors struck a goal to leave the game tense till the end.

Team Dáire Barrins, Benny Foody, Kenneth Flynn, James Boland, Sean Carrabine, Jason Tuffy, Stephen Tuffy, Colm Naughton, Óisin Flynn.

This Wednesday we host Calry on Wednesday evening at 7pm.

The coaching is being done by Ciaran Barrett, Tom Cawley, Alan Cawley and Bart Barrins. Come out and try it. Helmets are still available for the princely sum of €35.

U-16s are asked to train on Wednesday evenings in Quigabar with Western Gaels.

 

Div 5 Rd 10 Castleconnor 2-13 v Drumcliffe/RPoint 1-6 16th July, 2010

Drumcliffe made the long journey to Corballa on Friday evening. Our lads were hoping to make it two wins on the spin. The game got going with our team having the fairly strong breeze blowing into the church end of the field. Despite this the visitors made the early running but they hit a number of bad wides. Eventually we took the lead with a point from play by Ciaran Barrett and he followed this up with a second. Then David Fox hit 2 points in a minute both good points from play. Brian Lynn hit a close in free and then we made a decisive breakthrough, a good run by Ronan Keane through the centre, put Bart Barrins running through and from the 13m line he crashed to the net. This was his 3rd attempt with the visitors keeper making 2 excellent saves earlier. Drumcliffe then got 2 points from play but we finished with one from a long range free by Brian Howley and then an another from the same player after an excellent move all the way from our keeper. Half time score was 1-8 v 0-2.

Like Drumcliffe in the first half we had a lot of possession but could not convert though Ciarán Barrett was unlicky with a goal bound effort. A free from out on the sideline by Brian Lynn increased the lead. However we went to sleep for the next 10 minutes and when the visitors scored from a penalty and 3 quick points our lead was down to 3 points. It was at this point that Colin Gordon entered the fray and firstly he scored an easy free but followed it up with a penalty that he won himself and a minute later scored a good point from play from out on the right. Ciaran Barrett then followed with 2 more points from play the last from good interplay with Barrins and Gordon. In the last minute a good move with Shane Feeney, Darragh Gilmartin put Brian Howley on the run towards goal but his effort just went wide of the post.

This was a good team performance with everyone putting their back to the grindstone when needed and good performances from Pat Flynn, Kieran Naughton, Diarmuid Howley, Marting Foody and Frank Barrett.

Team: Anthony Kilcullen, Ultan McGranahan, Pat Flynn, Kieran Naughton, Ronan Keane, Martin Foody, Frank Barrett, David Fox(0-2), Brian Lynn(0-3), Ciaran Barrett(0-4), Brian Howley(0-2), Bart Barrins(1-0), Pat Cleary. Subs: Diarmuid Howley, Colin Gordon(1-2), Shane Feeney, Darragh Gilmartin, David Kelly.

 

U12B Hurling lg Rd1: Castleconnor 3-1 v Drumcliffe 2-3 July 15th, 2010

It was a momentous evening. After months of hard work and training, the clubs U12s became the first ever Castleconnor hurling team. It is one small step but when the final whistle went on Wednesday evening everyone there was in euphoria.

The game was an 11-a-side game. We had to use 2 8 year olds in Dáire Barrins and Óisin Flynn who both acquitted themselves brillantly. Despite the scoreline, the defence were never under severe pressure but they responded very well with Benny Foody James Boland, Paul and Kenneth Flynn keeping calm at all times. In the centre Sean Carrabine and Oran Quinn showed great stickwork and positioning sense. In the forwards the Enniscrone brothers of Jason and Stephen Tuffy along with Elliot Beardshall were a constant menace.

The first half was a tense affair as this was also Drumcliffes first game. Despite going 2 points down we were on top in most positions and apart from our shotting all looked good. Eventually Jason Tuffy struck a long range point for us to leave us trailing by a point at the break 0-2 v 0-1.

We took the lead early in the second half when Sean Carrabine drove to the net however the home team responded with 2 goals of their own. A quick response from our lads saw Elliot Beardshall score with a low drive. A great long range free from Drumcliffe cemented their lead. Oran Quinn made a great clearance off the line at this time with Benny Foody and Paul Flynn clearing up the wings. Eventually the sliotar fell to Sean Carrabine near halfway and he made a great solo run through the defence before eventually letting the sliotar fall to his foot and striking it into the top corner.

With 4 minutes to go there was some desparate defending with the Tuffys doing some great hooking, Oisin tigerish on the ground, Oran hlping his defence and Kenneth and James swinging on all ground balls. With the long puckouts from Dáire we held out and at the final whistle there was great joy.

Thanks to all that travelled to the game and provided lifts. Thanks to the management who put in a lot of time and effort but most of all thanks to the players who turned out all year.

Team : Dáire Barrins, Benny Foody, Kenneth Flynn, James Boland, Paul Flynn, Sean Carrabine, Oran Quinn, Jason Tuffy, Stephen Tuffy, Elliot Beardshall, Óisin Flynn.

Next week it is a home game.

This weeks PRO notes July 11th, 2010

Castleconnor GAA Club

C.L.G Caisleáin Uí Conchubhair

Senior League Division 2:

In the final round of the division 2 league we made the journey to Oxfield Park in Drumcliffe on Saturday evening. The game was like last week where we played through a gale but this time accompanied by a continuous downpour. And like the previous week we did not score in the first half with the home keeper pulling off a great save from Patrick Naughton and we trailed 1-3 to nil at the break. We played better in the second half and a goal from Paul Kilcullen midway through kept us in the hunt. In injury time the visitors keeper made a brilant save from Kevin Langanto give his team the two points with the scoreline of 1-5 v 1-3. Team: B.Barrins, T.Cawley, P.McGuinness, Brendan Howley, D.Fox, M.Langan, D.Carrabine, P.Naughton,K.Tuffy, J.O’Regan, K.Langan, A.Cawley, B.Lynn, P.Kilcullen(1-0), R.Keane. Subs: A.Naughton, F.Barrett

Senior League Division 5:

The division 5 team were away in Kent Park to St.Marys. On a miserable day the team put up their best performance of the year. Pat Cleary had a storming first half scoring 2-1 from play with abother point from Brian Lynn, meant we lead 2-2 v 1-4 at the break. Early in the second half we were reduced to 14 men after 2 yellow cards were issued but this seemed to spur on the team and despite falling behind a great solo goal by Martin Foody and points from Brian Curley and Barry Judge meant the team held out for their first victory of the year 3-5 v 2-5. Team: A.Kilcullen, K.Naughton, P.Flynn, U.McGranahan, M.Foody(1-0), R.Keane, D.Howley, F.Barrett, B.Lynn(0-1), B.Judge(0-1), B.Curley(0-2), D.Gilmartin, B.Barrins, P.Cleary(2-1), B.Feeney. Subs:D.Kelly.

Next weekend we have a home game versus Drumcliffe on Friday evening.

U-8/U-10:

The teams travelled to Enniscrone to take part in a blitz. Unfortunately two team did not arrive but ourselves and Enniscrone put on a feast of football, with all girls, all boys and mixed games. Thanks to Enniscrone for hosting.

U-12:

The team is preparing for the county blitzes in the next few weeks

U14

The team lost the B championship final on Thursday evening last to fellow west division side Easkey. The game was played in Markievicz Park. We were missing our influential midfielder Conor Gallagher for the game but the better team won out in the end. We got off to a great start with an early point and a goal. However at the break we were losing 1-3 v 4-4. We showed good spirit early in the second half and put on a good few points but the goals we needed could not be found and we lost 5-17 v 1-12. Team: D.McGinty, C.Barrins, S.Durkan, E.Kilcullen, J.O’Hora, J.Earlis, K.Foody, S.Carrabine, M.Cullen, O.Quinn, L.Beardshall, K.HowleySub.E.Beardshall.

Thanks to the players and management for their great effort throughout the year and to all who came out to support on Thursday last.

U-16:

The team will be away to Coolaney/Mullinabreena next Monday evening.

Hurling:
Training continues at the pitch on Monday evenings at 7pm. The U12 team have their first ever game next Wednesday evening when we travel to Drumcliffe. This is a big occasion for the players who have been preparing for the last while and eagerly looking forward to it. We will have St.Marys Carrick-on-Shannon and Calry as visitors the following weeks. Also this weekend our u8/10 team have been invited to a blitz in Easkey on July 17th. It is hoped we will have the numbers to compete with holidays no doubt playing a part in the numbers. The coaching is being done by Ciaran Barrett, Tom Cawley, Alan Cawley and Bart Barrins. Come out and try it. Helmets are still available for the princely sum of €35. U-16s are asked to train on Wednesday evenings in Quigabar with Western Gaels.

Lotto

Thanks to all who have renewed or bought their annual lotto membership. The first draw took place last weekend with no winner. The new jackpot is €9600 and will take place this weekend. The numbers drawn were 14,15,21,27. There was no match 3s so the consolation prize winners were Fred Queenan, Claire Byrne, Peter Naughton, Madeline Tuffy, John, James and Jake Dillon.

Club Membership:

If your membership has not yet been paid please do so, and contact a member of the executive.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well. Pictures from the U12 final are now up on the website. Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa. .

Vodafone Club Donation:

For all you Vodafone Customers, If you sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie

and choose Castleconnor as the club you support, then Vodafone will give Castleconnor GAA Club 5% of the amount of your monthly bill or 5% of the amount that you top up.

It will not cost you anything, and it will be of great help to the Club. Thank You. Also remember you can get your credit at no extra cost in Tuffys, Corballa.

Sponsorship

Thanks to Tom and Fidelma Tuffy of Tuffys Shop Corballa who presented the U14, 16 and 18 teams with very stylish gearbags in the last week. The club and players are very thankful for this and if you wish to purchase the bag it is available in Tuffys shop.

VHI Cúl Camps

You can now register for the Sligo VHI Cúl camps which takes place locally in Quigabar during the summer. Ask club members for details or check out the website www.sligogaa.ie

Congrats,well done and best wishes

Best of luck to the Sligo senior team on Sunday in the Connacht final in MacHale Park. Tickets are available in Tuffys. Congrats to the local athletes who took part in the county finals of the community games. They had one of their best ever days and won in the relays, long jump gymnastics and individual events. Well done to all involved

Div 5 Rd 9: Castleconnor 3-5 v St.Marys 2-5 July 11, 2010

The division 5 team were away in Kent Park to St.Marys. On a miserable day the team put up their best performance of the year. Pat Cleary had a storming first half scoring 2-1 from play with abother point from Brian Lynn, meant we lead 2-2 v 1-4 at the break.

Early in the second half we were reduced to 14 men after 2 yellow cards were issued but this seemed to spur on the team and despite falling behind a great solo goal by Martin Foody and points from Brian Curley and Barry Judge meant the team held out for their first victory of the year 3-5 v 2-5.

Team: A.Kilcullen, K.Naughton, P.Flynn, U.McGranahan, M.Foody(1-0), R.Keane, D.Howley, F.Barrett, B.Lynn(0-1), B.Judge(0-1), B.Curley(0-2), D.Gilmartin, B.Barrins, P.Cleary(2-1), B.Feeney. Subs:D.Kelly.

Next weekend we have a home game versus Drumcliffe on Friday evening.

U14B Champ Final; Castleconnor 1-12 v Easkey 5-12 July 10th, 2010

The team lost the B championship final on Thursday evening last to fellow west division side Easkey. The game was played in Markievicz Park. We were missing our influential midfielder Conor Gallagher for the game but the better team won out in the end. We got off to a great start with an early point and a goal. However at the break we were losing 1-3 v 4-4.

 We showed good spirit early in the second half and put on a good few points but the goals we needed could not be found and we lost 5-17 v 1-12.

Team: D.McGinty, C.Barrins, S.Durkan, E.Kilcullen, J.O’Hora, J.Earlis, K.Foody, S.Carrabine, M.Cullen, O.Quinn, L.Beardshall, K.HowleySub.E.Beardshall.

Div 2 Rd14: Castleconnor 1-3 v Drumcliffe/RPoint 1-5 July 12th, 2010

In the final round of the division 2 league we made the journey to Oxfield Park in Drumcliffe on Saturday evening. The game was like last week where we played through a gale but this time accompanied by a continuous downpour. And like the previous week we did not score in the first half with the home keeper pulling off a great save from Patrick Naughton and we trailed 1-3 to nil at the break.

We played better in the second half and a goal from Paul Kilcullen midway through kept us in the hunt. In injury time the visitors keeper made a brilant save from Kevin Langanto give his team the two points with the scoreline of 1-5 v 1-3.

Team: B.Barrins, T.Cawley, P.McGuinness, Brendan Howley, D.Fox, M.Langan, D.Carrabine, P.Naughton,K.Tuffy, J.O’Regan, K.Langan, A.Cawley, B.Lynn, P.Kilcullen(1-0), R.Keane. Subs: A.Naughton, F.Barrett

 

Div 2 Rd 13: Castleconnor 1-2 v St.Molaise Gaels 0-7, July 4th, 2010

This weekend we had St.Mholaise Gaels as visitors to Corballa on Sunday. This was going to be a game of 2 halves as the breeze driving into the Sligo end was almost hurricane. The visitors had the elements in the first half and despite the team having lots of possession we could not score and Gaels had a 0-7 v 0-0 lead at the break.

After the restart we dominated possession but did not score till halfway through the half. Our second point did not come for 10 more minutes and Patrick Naughton scored a wonderful goal going into extra time but we ended up losing 0-7 v 1-2 with Gaels accomplishing our feat of not scoring against the wind.

Team: B.Barrins, T.Cawley, P.McGuinness, R.Keane, D.Fox, M.Langan, D.Carrabine, P.Naughton(1-0), J.O’Regan, A.Cawley, K.Langan(0-1), B.Lynn(0-1), B.Curley, P.Kilcullen(0-1), K.Tuffy. Subs: Brendan Howley,

Training this week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with the final league game on Saturday evening at 7:30pm away to Drumcliffe/Rosses Point.

U12D Championship and Skills winners July 5th 2010

The under 12 team won the D cup semi-final and final last Sunday week in Markievicz park. In the semi final they defeated Geevagh by one score in a game where they came back in the last number of minutes to win.

 In the final against Eastern Harps they won comfortably. After the game the cup was presented to captain Sean Carrabine and the team were treated to dinner on the way home.

In a great day for the team they also won the skills competition before the matches took place. The team of Sean Carrabine, Luke Munnelly and Michael Cahill were presented with their awards before the cup presentation to make it a great day for the team and management.

Thanks to management for their efforts all year and to the players who were a joy to work with.

 This weeks PRO notes July 4th, 2010

Castleconnor GAA Club

C.L.G Caisleáin Uí Conchubhair

Senior League Division 2:

This weekend we had St.Mholaise Gaels as visitors to Corballa on Sunday. This was going to be a game of 2 halves as the breeze driving into the Sligo end was almost hurricane. The visitors had the elements in the first half and despite the team having lots of possession we could not score and Gaels had a 0-7 v 0-0 lead at the break. After the restart we dominated possession but did not score till halfway through the half. Our second point did not come for 10 more minutes and Patrick Naughton scored a wonderful goal going into extra time but we ended up losing 0-7 v 1-2 with Gaels accomplishing our feat of not scoring against the wind. Team: B.Barrins, T.Cawley, P.McGuinness, R.Keane, D.Fox, M.Langan, D.Carrabine, P.Naughton(1-0), J.O’Regan, A.Cawley, K.Langan(0-1), B.Lynn(0-1), B.Curley, P.Kilcullen(0-1), K.Tuffy. Subs: Brendan Howley,

Training this week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with the final league game on Saturday evening at 7:30pm away to Drumcliffe/Rosses Point.

Senior League Division 5:

The division 5 team were also at home this weekend with a Friday evening fixture with league leaders St.Johns. We have a very mixed team of youth and lots of older experience. As with the senior game on Sunday the wind was huge. We were against the elements in the first half and despite playing well were unlucky to turn over 0-11 nil down. The second half we ran out of steam and ended up losing 1-18 v 0-1 Team: B.Feeney, A.Kilcullen, K.Naughton, U.McGranahan, D.Gilmartin M.Foody, F.Barrett, K.Barrins, Brian Howley(0-1), B.Judge, B.Barrins, A.Mullarkey, B.Kelly, G.Holmes, P.Cleary, Subs: E.Flynn, S.Feeney, D.Kelly. Next weekend we are away to St.Marys at 2pm on Sunday.

U-8/U-10:

Our underage teams continue to train on Friday evenings at 7pm. This weekend we are playing also in a blitz on Saturday morning in Enniscrone with 3 other teams. More details later in the week

U-12:

The under 12 team won the D cup semi-final and final last Sunday week in Markievicz park. In the semi final they defeated Geevagh by one score in a game where they came back in the last number of minutes to win. In the final against Eastern Harps they won comfortably. After the game the cup was presented to captain Sean Carrabine and the team were treated to dinner on the way home.

In a great day for the team they also won the skills competition before the matches took place. The team of Sean Carrabine, Luke Munnelly and Michael Cahill were presented with their awards before the cup presentation to make it a great day for the team and management. Thanks to management for their efforts all year and to the players who were a joy to work with.

U14

The team are preparing for the final of the B championship were they meet local rivals Easkey in Markievicz final. It is hoped that a good number of supporters travel on this Thursday evening at 8pm.

U-16:

Last Monday evening the team had a comprehensive victory over Ballymote/Buninnadden 4-13 v 0-4. There was only a few points in it at the half time whistle but they team moved up a few gears in the second half. The team will be away to Coolaney/Mullinabreena next.

Hurling:
Training continues at the pitch on Monday evenings at 7pm. The u10 team have been invited to a blitz in Easkey on July 17th. It is hoped we will have the numbers to compete with holidays no doubt playing a part in the numbers. The U12 team continue to train whilst awaiting the start of the B championship. The coaching is being done by Ciaran Barrett, Tom Cawley, Alan Cawley and Bart Barrins. Come out and try it. Helmets are still available for the princely sum of €35. U-16s are asked to train on Wednesday evenings in Quigabar with Western Gaels.

Lotto

Thanks to all who have renewed or bought their annual lotto membership. The first draw took place last weekend with no winner. The new jackpot is €9600 and will take place this weekend. The numbers drawn were 14,15,21,27. There was no match 3s so the consolation prize winners were Fred Queenan, Claire Byrne, Peter Naughton, Madeline Tuffy, John, James and Jake Dillon.

Club Membership:

If your membership has not yet been paid please do so, and contact a member of the executive.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well.

Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa. .

Vodafone Club Donation:

For all you Vodafone Customers, If you sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie

and choose Castleconnor as the club you support, then Vodafone will give Castleconnor GAA Club 5% of the amount of your monthly bill or 5% of the amount that you top up.

It will not cost you anything, and it will be of great help to the Club. Thank You. Also remember you can get your credit at no extra cost in Tuffys, Corballa.

Sponsorship

Thanks to Tom and Fidelma Tuffy of Tuffys Shop Corballa who presented the U14, 16 and 18 teams with very stylish gearbags in the last week. The club and players are very thankful for this and if you wish to purchase the bag it is available in Tuffys shop.

VHI Cúl Camps

You can now register for the Sligo VHI Cúl camps which takes place locally in Quigabar during the summer. Ask club members for details or check out the website www.sligogaa.ie

Congrats and well done

Most of the parish was in Galway last week and Sligo this Saturday for the epic two games in the CSFC. It was a great occasion for the team, management and supporters and has everyone in great form. Congrats to all involved in making this happen and wasn’t it great to be able to get onto the field afterwards to cheer on our heros and meet up with everyone.

Div 5 Rd8: Castleconnor 0-1 v St.Johns 1-18, July 4th, 2010

The division 5 team were at home this weekend with a Friday evening fixture with league leaders St.Johns. We have a very mixed team of youth and lots of older experience. As with the senior game on Sunday the wind was huge. We were against the elements in the first half and despite playing well were unlucky to turn over 0-11 nil down.

The second half we ran out of steam and ended up losing 1-18 v 0-1

Team: B.Feeney, A.Kilcullen, K.Naughton, U.McGranahan, D.Gilmartin M.Foody, F.Barrett, K.Barrins, Brian Howley(0-1), B.Judge, B.Barrins, A.Mullarkey, B.Kelly, G.Holmes, P.Cleary, Subs: E.Flynn, S.Feeney, D.Kelly.

Next weekend we are away to St.Marys at 2pm on Sunday.

 

Div 5 Rd 7 Castleconnor 1-8 v St.Farnans 0-15

This game was played in Corballa last Saturday before we all headed to Pearse stadium the next morning. The visitors started the better and were leading 0-6 v 0-2 with 10 minutes of the half remaining but a strong finish to the half as we had the breeze meant we went in leading 1-6 v 0-6 with Colin Gordon converting a penalty after Eoin Flynn was taken down when rounding the keeper.

With 10 minutes to go the game was level but the visitors midfield dominance told and they won on a scoreline 0-15 v 1-8.

Team: B.Feeney, D.Gilmartin, R.Keane, U.McGranahan, F.Barrett(0-2), D.Carrabine, M.Foody, A.Naughton(0-1), B.Lynn(0-3), B.Judge(0-1), C.Gordon(1-0), A.Mullarkey(0-1), P.Cleary, B.Barrins, S.Feeney. Sub Brian Howley(0-1)

U14B Champ Semi-final: Castleconnor 7-11 v Geevagh 7-8 26th June, 2010

The under 14 team progressed to the final of the Championship after a thrill a minute epic played in Geevagh last evening.

The team now face Easkey in the final with the details to be confirmed.

 

 Div 5 Rd2: Castleconnor 0-8 v Eastern Harps 5-16 June 26th, 2010

The team started off well in this game and had the majority of possession in the game for the first 10 minutes but had only a point from Barry Judge to show for it. Then the visitors hit a purple patch and struck 2-4 in a 10 minute spell with the first goal resulting from a mix up in the defence and the second when our keeper made a timely interception but the rebound fell to a waiting Harps player. By the half time break we trailed by 3-8 v 0-3 with further points coming from Brian Howley.

The second half was a more even affair but two bad goals in the last 10 minutes took some of the shine off the effort shown by the players in the second half with some good running, covering pack and excellent fielding from Alan Naughton in the middle. With points from Barry Judge, Brian Lynn, Frank Barrett and a 45 from Bart Barrins, the team finished better than the first half display.

Team: B.Feeney, U.McGranahan, P.Flynn, A.Kilcullen, D.Gilmartin, D.Fox, M.Foody, A.Naughton, B.Lynn(0-1), A.Mullarkey, Brian Howley(0-3), F.Barrett(0-1), S.Feeney, P.Cleary, B.Judge(0-2). Subs: B.Barrins(0-1), E.Flynn

Div 2 Rd 12: Castleconnor 1-13 v Eastern Harps 1-14 June 22th, 2010

With the conditions perfect and the sun shinning in Keash, it was a day when the team was not at the races. We started alright with points from play John and Karl Tuffy. At one stage in the half we lead 0-6 v 0-5 with Niall Judge with a brace and Alan Cawley and Kevin Langan. At the half time break we were down 0-8 v 0-6.

Harps extended their lead to 4 right after the break and despite points from Kevin Langan and Patrick Naughton, going into the last number of minutes we were3 points down. Kieran Spider Barrett picked up a bad shoulder injury and this meant that there was a significant amount of injury time. In this time we reduced the lead to one when Harps struck for a goal but Patrick Naughton scored a scorcher of a goal with time almost up and despite points from frees from Kevin Langan, we left the comeback too late and lost 1-14 v 1-13.

Team: C.Gordon, Brendan Howley, P.McGuinness, T.Cawley, K.Barrett, M.Langan, D.Fox, P.Naughton(1-1), J.O'Regan, J.Tuffy(0-1), K.Langan(0-7), K.Tuffy(0-1), A.Cawley(0-1), N.Judge(0-2), B.Lynn. Subs: A.Naughton, F.Barrett.

Next weekend is a free week due to the Connacht semi-final in Galway

Div 2 Rd 11: Castleconnor 0-13 v Tubbercurry 0-9 June 15th 2010

This weekend we had Tubbercurry as visitors to Corballa for the 11th round of the division 2 league. A good evening for football. We got off to a good start with two quick points from Kevin Langan and Brian Lynn. Tubber responded and it was nip and tuck till the half time break where we lead 0-7 v 0-6, with the scores coming from Pat Naughton, Alan Cawley and three from Kevin Langan.

We extended that lead to 3 early in the second half with points from Brian Howley and Kevin Langan, but the visitors narrowed the gap. However we showed great strength and character and pushed into a four point lead with minutes to go with points from Alan Cawley, Karl Tuffy and Kevin Langan, holding on for a deserved victory on the scoreline of 0-13 v 0-9.

Team: C.Gordon, Brendan Howley, J.Tuffy, T.Cawley, D.Fox, M.Lnagan, C.Barrett, P.Naughton(0-1), J.O’Regan, A.Cawley(0-2), K.Langan(0-7), B.Lynn(0-1), Brian Howley(0-1), K.Tuffy(0-1), F.Barrett. Subs: M.Foody.

Training this week on Monday and Wednesday evenings with an away game to Eastern Harps next Sunday at 2:30pm.

This weeks PRO notes June 12th 2010

U-8/U-10:

Our U10 community games team travelled to Skreen last Tuesday evening to take on St.Pats. Despite losing some players showed great spirit and determination which is all you wish for. Good luck to St.Pats in the rest of the tournament. On Friday evening the county football coaches were at the pitch to give a lesson to the youngsters. It was great to see them all out trying their hardest to impress. Special thanks to county captain Charlie Harrison whose hand must be sore from all the autographs he signed. It was very much appreciated. Training will take place on Friday this week as usual. Come out and see it sometime. It has been remarked a number of times how wonderful it is to see so many youngsters all enjoying themselves, learning the games. And if you have someone who you would like to become involved, just turn up, it is never too late.

U-12:

The under 12 team are into the semi final in their grouping and continue to train for that.

U14

The team made the long journey to Keash on Friday evening for the first round of the championship in the B championship. The long journey proved worthwhile as they won 1-16 v 1-8. They now await their next opponents in the championship.

U-16:

The team continue to train as they await fixtures for the upcoming A Championship

Hurling:
Training continues at the pitch on Monday evenings at 7pm. The coaching is being done by Ciaran Barrett, Tom Cawley, Alan Cawley and Bart Barrins. Come out and try it. Helmets are still available for the princely sum of €35. U-16s are asked to train on Wednesday evenings in Quigabar with Western Gaels.

Lotto

The lotto will resume this weekend after the sale of the yearly tickets. When it resumes the jackpot will be €9450. Tickets are still on sale locally €50 euro for the 26 draws - and ticket seller will be going door to door. Thanks to all those who responded last week to our sellers.

Club Membership:

If your membership has not yet been paid please do so, and contact a member of the executive.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well.

Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa. .

Vodafone Club Donation:

For all you Vodafone Customers, If you sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie

and choose Castleconnor as the club you support, then Vodafone will give Castleconnor GAA Club 5% of the amount of your monthly bill or 5% of the amount that you top up.

It will not cost you anything, and it will be of great help to the Club. Thank You. Also remember you can get your credit at no extra cost in Tuffys, Corballa.

Sligo GAA Book:

The 800 page publication of 125 years of Sligo GAA History is available in Tuffy’s Shop Corballa @ €20

VHI Cúl Camps

You can now register for the Sligo VHI Cúl camps which takes place locally in Quigabar during the summer. Ask club members for details or check out the website www.sligogaa.ie

Congrats and well done

A worthy achnowledgement of the dedication and work put in by Carns native and former senior club footballer Mícheal Naughton when winning the Ladies division 2 manager of the year award. The clu congratulate him on this great achievement.

Well done to club senior players Alan and Tom Cawley who have been playing in the Nicky Rackard cup for Sligo.

Good luck to Paul Sweeney who is part of the Sligo minor panel preparing for their championship game v Galway on June 27.

Congratulations to the Sligo Junior team who won the Connacht title last week and of course the Sligo team who defeated Mayo last weekend.

Div 5 Rd 4: Castleconnor 0-5 v Shamrock Gaels 3-20 June 12th, 2010

The division 5 team went to Coola on Friday evening for this fourth round clash. Despite starting well and holding our own we trailed 2-8 v 0-1 at the break, missing two good goal chances in the process.

Things did not improve after the break, not helped by their keeper making another miracle save, though this would have made no difference to the end result. We ended up losing 3-20 v 0-5. Alan Naughton, Martin Foody, Kevin Barrins, Gerry Holmes and Anthony Kilcullen tried hard throughout.

Team: B.Feeney, A.Kilcullen, P.Flynn, K.Naughton, D.Gilmartin K.Cawley, M.Foody, A.Naughton, Brian Howley(0-1), B.Judge, G.Holmes, A.Mullarkey, P.Maughan(0-2), K.Barrins(0-1), B.Kelly(0-1), Subs: P.Cleary, F.Barrett.

Next weekend table toppers Eastern Harps are visitors to Corballa on Friday evening at 8pm.

Div 2 Rd 4: Castleconnor 0-6 v St.Marys 2-9 May 31st, 2010

This weekend we travelled to Kent Park in Sligo to take on St.Marys in the 10th round of the senior league. With the injury list getting bigger ever week more and more of the division 5 team are getting their chance to shine on the higher stage.

David Lynn made his first start for the seniors on Saturday but unfortunately he went off with a serious knee injury after 6 minutes. Alan Cawley started the scoring with a long range effort. Kevin Langan and Niall Judge who himself came on due to the shortage of players both scored points to leave us leading at the break 0-5 v 0-2.

However we were facing the strong breeze in the second half though we got the first score of the half with an Alan Cawley point from a free. However this was the last time we scored for the game. Marys took the lead after 11 minutes and then there was a scoreless spell but with 10 minutes remaining broke through for a goal and scored another 90 seconds later. With Niall Judge and John McDonnell both being helped off things did not improve losing 2-09 v 0-6.

Team: C.Gordon, Brendan Howley, P.McGuinness, T.Cawley, D.Fox, D.Carrabine, A.Naughton, P.Naughton, J.O’Regan,D.Lynn, K.Langan(0-3), B.Lynn, A.Cawley(0-2), R.Keane, Brian Howley. Subs: Niall Judge(0-1), Barnes Kelly.

This weeks PRO notes May 30th, 2010

U-8/U-10:

Easkey were visitors to Corballa on Friday evening. The two underage pitches were setup and everyone got time to play in the matches. Thanks to Easkey for visiting. This week the U10 communtiy games team travel to Skreen to take on St.Pats in the first round. Game starts at and parent are asked to have the children onsite for 6:45pm.Training will take place on Friday as usual. Come out and see it sometime. It has been remarked a number of times how wonderful it is to see so many youngsters all enjoying themselves, learning the games. And if you have someone who you would like to become involved, just turn up, it is never too late.

U-12:

The under 12 team suffered a defeat this week to Ballisodare on the hue scoreline of 0-24 v 0-20. This was a very good and even game and very entertaining for all who were there. This Tuesday evening the team travel to Skreen to take on St.Pats. Game starts at 7pm.

U-16:

The team continue to train as they await fixtures for the upcoming A Championship

Hurling:
Training continues at the pitch on Monday evenings at 7pm. Last week we were visited by hurling county coaching officer Johnny Mullins. A very thorough session saw all the lads very busy for the ninety minute. The coaching is being done by Ciaran Barrett, Tom Cawley, Alan Cawley and Bart Barrins. Come out and try it. Helmets are still available for the princely sum of €35. U-16s are asked to train on Wednesday evenings in Quigabar with Western Gaels.

Lotto

The lotto has been suspended for a few weeks as most of the annual tickets are now due for renewal. When it resumes the jackpot will be €9450. Tickets will be on sale locally €50 euro for the 26 draws - and ticket seller will be going door to door.

Club Membership:

If your membership has not yet been paid please do so, and contact a member of the executive.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well.

Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa. .

Vodafone Club Donation:

For all you Vodafone Customers, If you sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie

and choose Castleconnor as the club you support, then Vodafone will give Castleconnor GAA Club 5% of the amount of your monthly bill or 5% of the amount that you top up.

It will not cost you anything, and it will be of great help to the Club. Thank You. Also remember you can get your credit at no extra cost in Tuffys, Corballa.

Sligo GAA Book:

The 800 page publication of 125 years of Sligo GAA History is available in Tuffy’s Shop Corballa @ €20

Cúl Camps

Time to start thinking of the summer holidays. You can now register for the Sligo VHI Cúl camps which takes place locally in Quigabar during the summer. Ask club members for details or check out the website www.sligogaa.ie

Exams

Good luck to all members of the club who will be sitting the junior and leaving certificate exams in the next few weeks.

Tickets

Tickets for the much anticipated Sligo v Mayo Connacht championship game are available from club members. Please have your tickets by Thursday night as the club must return all unsold tickets to the county board. Good luck to Sligo on Saturday evening.

Div5 Rd 3: Castleconnor 2-11 v Coolaney/Mullinabreena 2-11 May 27th, 2010

One thing about the division 5 team the last number of years is, they never ever stop or give up. With about 4 minutes to go we trailed by 6 but the lads kept going and got a result out of nothing.

The game started well with two points from play from Colin Gordon but the visitors found their feet and moved into a 6-2 lead. Barnes Kelly scored for us after a good move down the field. By the half time break we were trailing 0-7 v 0-5 with our final two scores coming from a free by Colin Gordon and a scorching shot from Austin Mullarkey

At the start of the half the visitors took control and were rewarded with a goal. However points from John O'Regan, Barnes Kelly and Colin Gordon meant we had reduced the lead to 3 points. However the visitors moved the lead back out to 6 with another goal. We responded with a long range point from O'Regan and a Gordon free.

With the scores at 2-10 v 0-10 and 4 minutes plus injury time remaining things changed. After a surging run by Ronan Keane, Paul "Cubby" Maughan was at the end of the move to finish to the net, a harder opportunity than an earlier miss. From the kickout David Lynn got reward for a fine evening with an outside of the foot point from 30m. We won a line ball and Colin Gordon ball into the full forward line was caught by the very impressive John O'Regan and he finished to the net to leave us leading by 1 point. The visitors went down the field from the kickout and won a free which they pointed to finish the match at 2-11 v 2-11.

This was a good team effort and as said earlier their never say die spirit brought them back into a game we were lucky to get anything out of. Get well soon to keeper Anto Kilcullen who took a bad knock to his knee cap.

Team: A.Kilcullen, D.Gilmartin, P.Flynn, U.McGranahan, M.Foody, K.Naughton, A.Naughton, J.O'Regan(1-2), R.Keane, D.Lynn(0-1), C.Gordon(0-4), F.Barrett, B.Kelly(0-2), P.Cleary, A.Mullarkey(0-1). Subs: B.Judge, P.Maughan(1-1), B.Feeney, K.Maye.

Next game is the weekend of June 12/13 away to Shamrock Gaels

This weeks PRO notes May 23rd, 2010

Senior League Division 5:

Last Fridays game v Coolaney Mullinabreena was changed to this Wednesday evening at 8pm.

U-8/U-10:

The youngsters continue to train with relish every Friday evening at the pitch from 7pm. We may be travelling to Easkey this Friday evening, if so all parents will be contacted in advance. Come out and see it sometime. It has been remarked a number of times how wonderful it is to see so many youngsters all enjoying themselves, learning the games. And if you have someone who you would like to become involved, just turn up, it is never too late.

U-12:

The under 12 team suffered a defeat to table toppers St.Michaels on Tuesday evening. The team play Ballisodare this Tuesday evening.

U-16:

The team continue to train as they await fixtures for the upcoming A Championship

Hurling:
Training continues at the pitch on Monday evenings at 7pm. The coaching is being done by Ciaran Barrett, Tom Cawley, Alan Cawley and Bart Barrins. Come out and try it. Helmets are still available for the princely sum of €35. U-16s are asked to train on Wednesday evenings in Quigabar with Western Gaels.

Lotto

The lotto has been suspended for a few weeks as most of the annual tickets are now due for renewal. When it resumes the jackpot will be €9450. Tickets will be on sale locally €50 euro for the 26 draws - and ticket seller will be going door to door.

Club Membership:

If your membership has not yet been paid please do so, and contact a member of the executive.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well.

Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa. .

Vodafone Club Donation:

For all you Vodafone Customers, If you sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie

and choose Castleconnor as the club you support, then Vodafone will give Castleconnor GAA Club 5% of the amount of your monthly bill or 5% of the amount that you top up.

It will not cost you anything, and it will be of great help to the Club. Thank You. Also remember you can get your credit at no extra cost in Tuffys, Corballa.

Sligo GAA Book:

The 800 page publication of 125 years of Sligo GAA History is available in Tuffy’s Shop Corballa @ €20

Cúl Camps

Time to start thinking of the summer holidays. You can now register for the Sligo Cúl camps which takes place locally in Quigabar during the summer. Ask club members for details or check out the website www.sligogaa.ie

Community Games

Well done to all the children who took part in the community games in the pitch on Sunday last. A great day was had by all. Best wishes are sent to underage players Ross Gilmartin and Aoife Durkan who represent Sligo in the Art and Modelling All Ireland finals in Athlone next week.

Div 2 Rd 9: Castleconnor 1-9 v Shamrock Gaels 2-12, May24th 2010

We travelled to play fellow table toppers Shamrock Gaels in Coola on Sunday morning. The conditions were perfect for football though very warm. With the injuries suffered last week it meant a changed team from the victory over Easkey. The team lead 4 v 2 midway through the half but we let in a sloppy goal at this point and went in at half time losing 1-5 v 0-5.

The first ten minutes of the second half we were beaten in almost every position and trailed 2-8 v 0-5 but an excellent self made goal by John Tuffy and two quick points brought it back to a 4 point game with 10 mins to go but the home side finished stronger and won with the score of 2-12 v 1-9. Get well soon to Ciarán Barrett who had to be carried off after 10 minutes.

Team: C.Gordon, Brendan Howley, P.McGuinness, T.Cawley, C.Barrett, M.Langan, D.Fox, D.Carrabine,, P.Naughton, J.Tuffy, K.Langan, R.Kean, B.Lynn, A.Cawley(0-1), B.Curley. Subs: Brian.Howley, Barnes Kelly.

Div 5 Rd 2: Castleconnor 1-9 v Easkey 3-13 May 21, 2010

In an ironic way the division 5 team had the second fixture of the weekend when we travelled to Easkey who where visitors to Corballa the night before. Yet again there was a strong breeze but no rain.

Martin Foody opened the scoring for us, but Easkey took over for 10 minutes and we were down 5 points despite having the assistance of the breeze. Then a number of points from Brian Foody and 3 monster points from John O’Regan and one from Brian Howley brought us back in reach and by the half time break we were losing 1-8 v 0-8.

Like the first half we were asleep at the start of the second half and lost the game in this period. Our only point in the half was from Patrick Cleary. The team however showed good resillience and got their reward with a great goal from Matin Foody following a great team move. The final score was 1-9 v 3-13.

Team: A.Kilcullen, U.McGranahan, R.Keane, D.Gilmartin, D.Howley, K.Cawley, M.Foody(1-1), J.O'Regan(0-3), Brian Howley(0-1), B.Lynn(0-3), G.Holmes, D.Lynn, F.Barrett, P.Cleary(0-1), B.Curley. Subs: M.Langan, B.Feeney. B.Judge, B.Barrins.

We have a home game on Friday evening at 7:30pm, against Coolaney/Mullinabreena

Div2 Rd8: Castleconnor 2-5 v Easkey 0-8 May 17th, 2010

Easkey were the visitors to Corballa on Saturday evening for the 8th round of the division 2 league. A horrible evening for football with a strong wind towards the village end accompanied by constant rain made this a contest not for the faint hearted. We started well against the breeze and 2 Paul Kilcullen frees had us in an early lead but by the half time break we were losing 0-3 v 0-2.

We equalised early in the second half from another Paul Kilcullen point and soon after we were in the driving seat when Kevin Langan drove at the Easkey defence and put Niall Judge through who chipped to the Easkey net. This was the last involvement from Niall as he was injured in scoring the goal. The team then lost corner back Tom Cawley also to injury but his brother Alan scored a great point off his left peg to keep the gap to 3 points.

Easkey fought back and brought the score to 2 points but a great move down the field saw John O’Regan sidefoot past the Easkey goalie to extend our lead to 5 with 10 minutes to play. Paul Kilcullen then left the field injured and as we were now reduced to 14 men due to two yellow cards, we were under pressure but the defence held firm and we won 2-5 v 0-8.

The team are now in a 4 way tie at the top of division 2.

Team: C.Gordon, Brendan Howley, P.McGuinness, T.Cawley, C.Barrett, D.Carrabine, D.Fox, P.Kilcullen(0-3), P.Naughton, A.Cawley(0-1), K.Langan, R.Keane,(0-1),B.Lynn, N.Judge(1-0), B.Curley. Subs: J.O'Regan(1-0), Brian.Howley, John Tuffy.

This weekend we travel to Coola to play Shamrock Gaels on Sunday at noon

 This weeks PRO notes May 16th, 2010

U-8/U-10:

The youngsters continue to train with relish every Friday evening at the pitch from 7pm. Come out and see it sometime. It has been remarked a number of times how wonderful it is to see so many youngsters all enjoying themselves, learning the games. And if you have someone who you would like to become involved, just turn up, it is never too late.

U-12:

The under 12 team suffered had a good win on Tuesday evening against neighbours Enniscrone on a score of 0-20 v 0-8.The team travel to St.Michaels this Tuesday evening.

U-16:

The team continue to train as they await fixtures for the upcoming A Championship

Hurling:
Training continues at the pitch on Monday evenings at 7pm. Next Monday evening May 24th, the county coaching officer Johnny Mullins will take the training session so let’s see a good crowd out. It is never to late to come out. The coaching is being done by Ciaran Barrett, Tom Cawley, Alan Cawley and Bart Barrins. Come out and try it. Helmets are still available for the princely sum of €35

Lotto

The lotto jackpot for €9300 was not won at the weekend. There was 4 match 3 winners.. The lotto will be suspended for a few weeks after this to sell annual tickets when the jackpot will be €9450. Tickets will be on sale locally €50 euro for the 26 draws - and ticket seller will be going door to door.

Club Membership:

If your membership has not yet been paid please do so, and contact a member of the executive.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well.

Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa. .

Vodafone Club Donation:

For all you Vodafone Customers, If you sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie

and choose Castleconnor as the club you support, then Vodafone will give Castleconnor GAA Club 5% of the amount of your monthly bill or 5% of the amount that you top up.

It will not cost you anything, and it will be of great help to the Club. Thank You. Also remember you can get your credit at no extra cost in Tuffys, Corballa.

Sligo GAA Book:

The 800 page publication of 125 years of Sligo GAA History is available in Tuffy’s Shop Corballa @ €20

Cúl Camps

Time to start thinking of the summer holidays. You can now register for the Sligo Cúl camps which takes place locally in Quigabar during the summer. Ask club members for details or check out the website www.sligogaa.ie

 

 Div 2 Rd7: Castleconnor 1-14 v Drumcliffe/RPoint 0-9, May 9th, 2010

Last Saturday evening we played another north division team when Drumcliffe/Rosses Points were visitors to Corballa. Despite a strong gale blowing into the Ballina end it was a good evening for football. We got off to a good start with a point in the opening minute from Brian Curley from a long ball in, using the advantage of the wind. We continued to press but at the half time break our lead was only 2 points 0-7 v 0-5 causing some concern for the supporters with the strong wind to face in the second half.

However the team throughout the field upped their game which was best shown in the goal we scored from Kevin Langan with over half the team involved in the move including all the full forward line. John McDonnell picked up an injury after this but we continued to pile on the scores despite the breeze. The visitors tried hard but some wayward shooting left us with the win on a score of 1-15 v 0-9. The midfield can be very happy with their hours work and the forwards both attacking and defending when they did not have the ball was a great source of encouragement.

Team C.Gordon, Brendan.Howley, P.McGuinness, T.Cawley, C.Barrett, D.Carrabine, R.Keane, P.Kilcullen, P.Naughton, A.Cawley, K.Langan, B.Lynn, B.Curley, N.Judge, J.McDonnell. Subs: Brian.Howley, F.Barrett, D.Fox.

This weekend Easkey are visitors for the 8th round of the league on Saturday evening at 7:30pm. Please come out and support

This weeks PRO notes May 9th, 2010

Castleconnor GAA Club

C.L.G Caisleáin Uí Conchubhair

Senior League Division 2:

The team travelled to Grange on Saturday evening for the latest round of the senior league. Few travelling could have expected the rout that was before them. Like last week we started in a flash but unlike the week before Kevin Langans piledriver just went by the upright. Another chance for goal was spurned a minute later but from there till the break we were on the back foot with only 3 scores all frees from Kevin Langan. At the break we trailed 0-13 v 0-3. With the game effectively over the second half was a looser yet closer fought affair with the home side grabbing two goals near the end and ourselves scoring a number of points. We also saw a penalty go wide off the post though this would have made no difference to the end result. On a positive note a number of players made their senior debut for the year like Diarmuid Howley, John Tuffy and Barnes Kelly. The team will learn from this no doubt and the inclusion of so many young players certainly looks good for a bigger and stronger panel.Team: C.Barrett, B.Howley, J.Tuffy, T.Cawley, M.Foody, D.Carrabine, R.Keane, P.Kilcullen, P.Naughton, A.Cawley, K.Langan, B.Lynn, B.Kelly, N.Judge, J.McDonnell. Subs: D.Howley, J.O'Regan, F.Barrett.

Last Saturday evening we played another north division team when Drumcliffe/Rosses Points were visitors to Corballa. Despite a strong gale blowing into the Ballina end it was a good evening for football. We got off to a good start with a point in the opening minute from Brian Curley from a long ball in, using the advantage of the wind. We continued to press but at the half time break our lead was only 2 points 0-7 v 0-5 causing some concern for the supporters with the strong wind to face in the second half. However the team throughout the field upped their game which was best shown in the goal we scored from Kevin Langan with over half the team involved in the move. The visitors tried hard but some wayward shooting left us with the win on a score of 1-15 v 0-9. TeamC.Gordon, Brendan.Howley, P.McGuinness, T.Cawley, C.Barrett, D.Carrabine, R.Keane, P.Kilcullen, P.Naughton, A.Cawley, K.Langan, B.Lynn, B.Curley, N.Judge, J.McDonnell. Subs: Brian.Howley, F.Barrett, D.Fox.

This weekend Easkey are visitors for the 8th round of the league on Saturday evening at 7:30pm. Please come out and support

Senior League Division 5:

Bunninadden were visitors on Sunday for the first round of the eagerly awaited division 5 league. The visitors brought a strong team with them and it was agreed beforehand to play a 15 a side game which definitely added to the ocassion.

We got off to a bright start with an early goal from Brian Lynn after a good run. However this was cancelled out soon after as a mix up in our final defensive line lead to an easy goal for the visitors. Despite us playing with the strong breeze we found ourselves trailing coming up to half time by 5 points but good scores from John McDonnell, Brian Lynn and Brian Howley, kept us in touch at the break losing 2-4 v 1-4.

Facing the strong breeze it did not look good for us but our half back line and midfield bacame dominant and John McDonnell reduced the gap early on. Midway through the half Mickin Langan was brough down when through on goal but the penalty by young McDonnell came off the post. We continued to pressurise and the visiting goalkeeper made a number of fine saves, from Gerry Holmes, Frank Barrett and young John McGuinness before Austin Mullarkey scored a scorcher of a point. However the strong breeze meant that the visitors were able to clear at length and ended winning on a scorline of 2-8 v 1-7. The team showed up very well in the second half and it will have gained a lot from this game both from the game time and experience. With a good mix of youth and "experience" it is hoped that the team will have a winning season. Team: A.Kilcullen, U.McGranahan, P.Flynn, D.Gilmartin, A.Naughton, R.Keane, M.Foody, J.O'Regan, Brian Howley, B.Lynn, G.Holmes, J.McDonnell, F.Barrett, P.Cleary, B.Kelly. Subs: M.Langan, A.Mullarkey, J.McGuinness, B.Feeney.

We travel to Easkey on Sunday for the second round of the league with throw in at 2:30pm

Race Night:

The club held a very successful race night in Mahoneys on Saturday night after the senior game. All races were sold and the auction races were very good craic. Thanks to all our sponsors on the night, those who organized it and most importantly those who supported the event by bidding, buying and betting on the horses. Thanks again.

U-8/U-10:

The youngsters continue to train with relish every Friday evening at the pitch from 7pm. Come out and see it sometime. He has been remarked a number of times how wonderful it is to see so many youngsters all enjoying themselves, learning the games. And if you have someone who you would like to become involved, just turn up, it is never too late.

U-12:

The under 12 team suffered their first defeat of the season on Tuesday last falling to Bunninadden 19 v 13 at Bunninadden Community Park. Tuesday 11th May the team are at home to Enniscrone.

U-16:

The Under 16 team defeated Owenmore Gaels/Ballisodare in round 6 of the Division 1 league on Monday evening April 26th last at Corballa. Final Score 3-10 to 2-10. The team got off to a stronger start and led 3-4 to 0-7 at the interval. Owenmore/Ballisodare fought back hard in the second half to leave an exciting conclusion to the game. Last Monday week May 3rd the team had a comprehensive 0-16 to 1-03 win over St. Molaise Gaels. The team await fixtures for the upcoming A Championship and continue to train.

Minor:

The Minor team traveled to Coola to take on Shamrock Gaels in round 6 of the league on Friday evening week last. A fine game of football was played in wonderful conditions. The team led 0-6 to 0-4 after twenty minutes and had two great goal chances which were both deflected by the Gaels men. Castleconnor trailed 0-8 to 0-7 at the break and a bad ten minute spell early in the second half proved costly as time was not on our side at the end when we lost out by two points. Well taken scores came from Kevin McDonnell, John McDonnell, Paul Sweeney and Eoin Flynn with Barry Judge being introduced at half time, his first appearance after a stint of almost nine months on the sideline. Final score was 2-10 to 1-15. On Thursday evening last Geevagh were visitors to St. Brendan’s GAA Park in the final round of the league. We came out the right end of the result winning 2-12 to 3-06 with Brian Feeney pulling off some great saves to deny a Geevagh revival.

Hurling:
Training continues at the pitch on Monday evenings at 7pm. It is never to late to come out. The coaching is being done by Ciaran Barrett, Tom Cawley, Alan Cawley and Bart Barrins. Come out and try it. Helmets are still available for the princely sum of €35

Lotto

Draw in Mahony’s 30th April for €9,150.Numbers drawn were 8, 19, 30 & 31. No winner of the lotto and no match 3 either. The 5 x €30 lucky pick winners were May Healy, Fiddane, Stephen Rutledge, Corballa, Enda Maloney, Cork, Michael Crean, Culleens, Martina Kilgannon, Bunninurlar. The next draw is for €9300. The lotto will be suspended for a few weeks after this to sell annual tickets. Tickets will be on sale locally €50 euro for the 26 draws - and ticket seller will be going door to door.

Club Meeting:

Monthly meeting Wednesday 12th May @ 9.30PM.

Club Membership:

If your membership has not yet been paid please do so, and contact a member of the executive.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well.

Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa. .

Vodafone Club Donation:

For all you Vodafone Customers, If you sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie

and choose Castleconnor as the club you support, then Vodafone will give Castleconnor GAA Club 5% of the amount of your monthly bill or 5% of the amount that you top up.

It will not cost you anything, and it will be of great help to the Club. Thank You. Also remember you can get your credit at no extra cost in Tuffys, Corballa.

Sligo GAA Book:

The 800 page publication of 125 years of Sligo GAA History is available in Tuffy’s Shop Corballa @ €20

Cúl Camps

Time to start thinking of the summer holidays. You can now register for the Sligo Cúl camps which takes place locally in Quigabar during the summer. Ask club members for details or check out the website www.sligogaa.ie

This weeks PRO notes May 1st 2010

U-8/U-10

The youngsters continue to train with relish every Friday evening at the pitch from 7pm.

U-12:

The U-12 team had a break last week and take on Bunninadden on Tuesday evening away and the following Tuesday 11th May they take on Enniscrone at St. Brendan’s GAA Park @ 7.00PM.

U-14:

The under 14 team were defeated 3-14 to 2-6 by a stronger Calry side last Friday evening at home. The teams league campaign has finished and they continue to train for championship.

U-16:

The Under 16 team defeated Owenmore Gaels/Ballisodare in round 6 of the Division 1 league on Monday evening last at Corballa. Final Score 3-10 to 2-10. The team got off to a stronger start and led 3-4 to 0-7 at the interval. Owenmore/Ballisodare fought back hard in the second half to leave an exciting conclusion to the game. On bank Holiday Monday they were due to play St. Molaise Gaels at home in a back game.

Minor:

The Minor team traveled to Coola to take on Shamrock Gaels in round 6 of the league on Friday evening last. A fine game of football was played in wonderful conditions. The team led 0-6 to 0-4 after twenty minutes and had two great goal chances which were both deflected by the Gaels men. Castleconnor trailed 0-8 to 0-7 at the break and a bad ten minute spell early in the second half proved costly as time was not on our side at the end when we lost out by two points. Well taken scores came from Kevin McDonnell, John McDonnell, Paul Sweeney and Eoin Flynn with Barry Judge being introduced at half time, his first appearance after a stint of almost nine months on the sideline. Final score was 2-10 to 1-15.

Hurling:
Training has recommenced at the pitch on Monday evenings at 7pm. It is never to late to come out. The coaching is being done by Ciaran Barrett, Tom Cawley, Alan Cawley and Bart Barrins. Come out and try it. Helmets are still available for the princely sum of €35

Race Night:

The Club will hold a Race Night in Mahony’s bar, Corballa on Saturday 8th May @ 9.30PM. Your Support would be appreciated and come along for a great night.

Club Meeting:

Monthly meeting Wednesday 12th May @ 9.30PM.

Lotto Results:

There was no winner of the €9150 jackpot on Friday night last when Mahony’s bar hosted the Club lotto. Results next week

Club Membership:

Club Membership for the coming year is now overdue. Youth membership is €30 with Adult at €40. This must be paid as all players must be members, and also for insurance purposes.

Sponsored Walk:

Please hand in your cards to the finance committee as soon as possible. Thanks to all those who supported this, it is very much appreciated.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well.

Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa.

Sympathy:

Sympathy is extended to the Cawley Family, Rathedmond, Sligo and Easkey on the tragic death of Michael last weekend.

Vodafone Club Donation:

For all you Vodafone Customers, If you sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie

and choose Castleconnor as the club you support, then Vodafone will give Castleconnor GAA Club 5% of the amount of your monthly bill or 5% of the amount that you top up.

It will not cost you anything, and it will be of great help to the Club. Thank You. Also remember you can get your credit at no extra cost in Tuffys, Corballa.

Sligo GAA Book:

The 800 page publication of 125 years of Sligo GAA History is available in Tuffy’s Shop Corballa @ €20

Cúl Camps

Time to start thinking of the summer holidays. You can now register for the Sligo Cúl camps which takes place locally in Quigabar during the summer. Ask club members for details or check out the website www.sligogaa.ie

 

Div 5 Rd 1: Castleconnor 1-7 v Buninnadden 2-8, May 4th 2010

Bunninadden were visitors on Sunday for the first round of the eagerly awaited division 5 league. The visitors brought a strong team with them and it was agreed beforehand to play a 15 a side game which definitely added to the ocassion.

We got off to a bright start with an early goal from Brian Lynn after a good run. However this was cancelled out soon after as a mix up in our final defensive line lead to an easy goal for the visitors. Despite us playing with the strong breeze we found ourselves trailing coming up to half time by 5 points but good scores from John McDonnell, Brian Lynn and Brian Howley, kept us in touch at the break losing 2-4 v 1-4.

Facing the strong breeze it did not look good for us but our half back line and midfield bacame dominant and John McDonnell reduced the gap early on. Midway through the half Mickin Langan was brough down when through on goal but the penalty by young McDonnell came off the post. We continued to pressurise and the visiting goalkeeper made a number of fine saves, from Gerry Holmes, Frank Barrett and young John McGuinness before Austin Mullarkey scored a scorcher of a point. However the strong breeze meant that the visitors were able to clear at length and ended winning on a scorline of 2-8 v 1-7.

The team showed up very well in the second half and it will have gained a lot from this game both from the game time and experience. With a good mix of youth and "experience" it is hoped that the team will have a winning season.

Team: A.Kilcullen, U.McGranahan, P.Flynn, D.Gilmartin, A.Naughton, R.Keane, M.Foody, J.O'Regan, Brian Howley, B.Lynn, G.Holmes, J.McDonnell, F.Barrett, P.Cleary, B.Kelly. Subs: M.Langan, A.Mullarkey, J.McGuinness, B.Feeney

 

Div 2 Rd6: Castleconnor 0-9 v St.Molaise Gaels 2-17, May 3rd, 2010

The team travelled to Grange on Saturday evening for the latest round of the senior league. Few travelling could have expected the rout that was before them. Like last week we started in a flash but unlike the week before Kevin Langans piledriver just went by the upright. Another chance for goal was spurned a minute later but from there till the break we were on the back foot with only 3 scores all frees from Kevin Langan. At the break we trailed 0-13 v 0-3.

With the game effectively over the second half was a looser yet closer fought affair with the home side grabbing two goals near the end and ourselves scoring a number of points. We also saw a penalty go wide off the post though this would have made no difference to the end result. On a positive note a number of players made their senior debut for the year like Diarmuid Howley, John Tuffy and Barnes Kelly. The team will learn from this no doubt and the inclusion of so many young players certainly looks good for a bigger and stronger panel.

Team: C.Barrett, B.Howley, J.Tuffy, T.Cawley, M.Foody, D.Carrabine, R.Keane, P.Kilcullen, P.Naughton, A.Cawley, K.Langan, B.Lynn, B.Kelly, N.Judge, J.McDonnell. Subs: D.Howley, J.O'Regan, F.Barrett. 

U16A League, Castleconnor 3-10 v Ballisodare 2-10, April 26th, 2010

The under 16 team defeated Owenmore Gaels/Ballisodare in round 7 of the league this evening at home.

The team led 3-4 to 0-7 at the interval and it was a very close competitive game in the end.

Best wishes to Stephen Curley on his knee injury and lets hope he is back flying around again soon

This weeks PRO notes April 25th, 2010

Castleconnor GAA Club

C.L.G Caisleáin Uí Conchubhair

Senior League Division 2:
Castleconnor travelled to Tubbercurry last Saturday week for the 4th round of the division 2 league. This was an excellent game of football, played at a high tempo throughout. With never a point or two between the teams. In fact we lead for all the game until the last kick when Tubbercurry broke through for a match winning goal to win 1-10 v 0-11.Team C.Gordon, C.Barrett, P.McGuinness, B.Howley, D.Fox, D.Carrabine, T.Cawley, P.Naughton, P.Kilcullen, B.Lynn, K.Langan, B.Curley, N.Fox, A.Cawley, N.Judge. Subs: J.McDonnell. Get well soon to Norman Fox who sustained a broken foot in this game.

On Sunday last we had Eastern Harps as visitors to Corballa for an afternoon throw in. A whirlwind start that saw Kevin Langan score after Brian Curleys pass in the first 10 seconds helped the team and when Brian Curley and John McDonnell combined to setup Alan Cawley for the second goal on the seventh minute the game was well on the way to been won. At the half time break we lead by 8 and at the final whistle we won with the scoreline of 2-15 v 1-4. It was good to see youngsters Martin Foody and John McDonnell complete their first full senior game at this level. Team: C.Gordon, C.Barrett, P.McGuinness, B.Howley, D.Fox, D.Carrabine, M.Foody, P.Naughton, P.Kilcullen, B.Lynn, K.Langan, B.Curley, A.Cawley, N.Judge, J.McDonnell.Subs F.Barrett, A.Naughton, Next weekend the team make the long journey to Grange to play St.Mholaise Gaels on Saturday at 7:30pm

Division 5

The first round of the league is upon us next Sunday May 2nd when Bunninadden will be visitors to Corballa at 2:30pm. Please contact management if unavailable.

U-8/U-10:

We travelled to Templeboy on Friday evening last to take on St.Farnans. Despite Jedward in concert in Castlebar we had a great turnout of youngsters who all took part in the games. Unfortunately a game for the U10 girls did not take place but all were accommodated in the U10 game. Training this week on Friday evening at 7.

U 12

The U12 team put in a very good performance when Geevagh were visitors to Corballa winning the game on the scoreline of 0-17 v 0-5. The team travel to Buninnadden on Tuesday for their next fixture.

U 14

The next game for this group is next Friday evening when Calry/St.Josephs make the journey to Corballa. Please come out and support.

U 16

On Sunday after the senior game the club stars of the future played St.Pats in the league. Playing against the breeze in the first half the game was fairly even but we still turned around with a 1-8 v 0-5 lead. In the second half we took full control of the game and when Stephen Curley hit the teams and his second goal despite the best attempts of the Pats goalie the game was as good as over, with the team winning 2-18 v 0-8. Team: B.Feeney, K.Foody, K.Jacob, C.Judge, K.Earlis, C.Gallagher, K.McDonnell, E.Kent, J.Flynn, E.Flynn, C.Barrins, K.Killcullen, S.Curley. Sub A.Beardshall. The team have another home game this week versus Molaise Gaels on Wednesday evening.

Minor:

The Minor team had St. Mholaise Gaels at St. Brendan’s GAA Park on Friday evening and despite having the lions share of possession somehow managed to lose this game with a score of 1-12 v 3-8. The team travel to Coola on Thursday to play Shamrock Gaels.

Hurling:
Training has recommenced at the pitch on Monday evenings at pm. It is never to late to come out. The coaching is being done by Ciaran Barrett, Tom Cawley, Alan Cawley and Bart Barrins. Come out and try it. Helmets are still available for the princely sum of €35

Well Done:

Well done to Sligo on their excellent performance on Saturday evening in Croke Park in the Division 3 final.

Club Membership:

Club Membership for the coming year is now due. Youth membership is €30 with Adult at €40. This must be paid as all players must be members, and also for insurance purposes. This must be paid by 31st March in accordance with Croke Park Rules. Club Registrars are Gerry Curley and Anthony Reape.

Sponsored Walk:

Please hand in your cards to the finance committee as soon as possible. Thanks to all those who supported this, it is very much appreciated.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well.

Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa.

Vodafone Club Donation:

For all you Vodafone Customers, If you sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie

and choose Castleconnor as the club you support, then Vodafone will give Castleconnor GAA Club 5% of the amount of your monthly bill or 5% of the amount that you top up.

It will not cost you anything, and it will be of great help to the Club. Thank You. Also remember you can get your credit at no extra cost in Tuffys, Corballa.

Sligo GAA Book:

The 800 page publication of 125 years of Sligo GAA History will be unveiled on the last day of this month March 31st. The Special Edition is priced at €20 and you are asked to book it with an executive committee member as the book will be of a high demand.

Schools Football:

Best of luck to the Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Enniscrone in the final of the Connacht Colleges D Championship Final.

Cúl Camps

Time to start thinking of the summer holidays. You can now register for the Sligo Cúl camps which takes place locally in Quigabar during the summer. Ask club members for details or check out the website www.sligogaa.ie

Div 2 Rd 4: Castleconnor 0-11 v Tubbercurry 2-10, April 26th 2010

Castleconnor travelled to Tubbercurry last Saturday week for the 4th round of the division 2 league. This was an excellent game of football, played at a high tempo throughout. With never a point or two between the teams. In fact we lead for all the game until the last kick when Tubbercurry broke through for a match winning goal to win 1-10 v 0-11.

Team C.Gordon, C.Barrett, P.McGuinness, B.Howley, D.Fox, D.Carrabine, T.Cawley, P.Naughton, P.Kilcullen, B.Lynn, K.Langan, B.Curley, N.Fox, A.Cawley, N.Judge. Subs: J.McDonnell.

Get well soon to Norman Fox who sustained a broken foot in this game.

Div 2 Rd 5: Castleconnor 2-14 v Eastern Harps 1-4 , April 25th 2010

On Sunday last we had Eastern Harps as visitors to Corballa for an afternoon throw in. A whirlwind start that saw Kevin Langan score after Brian Curleys pass in the first 10 seconds helped the team and when Brian Curley and John McDonnell combined to setup Alan Cawley for the second goal on the seventh minute the game was well on the way to been won.

At the half time break we lead by 8 and at the final whistle we won with the scoreline of 2-15 v 1-4. It was good to see youngsters Martin Foody and John McDonnell complete their first full senior game at this level.

Team: C.Gordon, C.Barrett, P.McGuinness, B.Howley, D.Fox, D.Carrabine, M.Foody, P.Naughton, P.Kilcullen, B.Lynn, K.Langan, B.Curley, A.Cawley, N.Judge, J.McDonnell.Subs F.Barrett, A.Naughton,

Next weekend the team make the long journey to Grange to play St.Mholaise Gaels on Saturday at 7:30pm

U16A Castleconnor 2-18 v St.Pats 0-8, April 25, 2010

On Sunday after the senior game the club stars of the future played St.Pats in the league. Playing against the breeze in the first half the game was fairly even but we still turned around with a 1-8 v 0-5 lead. In the second half we took full control of the game and when Stephen Curley hit the teams and his second goal despite the best attempts of the Pats goalie the game was as good as over, with the team winning 2-18 v 0-8.

Team: B.Feeney, K.Foody, K.Jacob, C.Judge, K.Earlis, C.Gallagher, K.McDonnell, E.Kent, J.Flynn, E.Flynn, C.Barrins, K.Killcullen, S.Curley. Sub A.Beardshall.

The team have another home game this week versus Molaise Gaels on Wednesday evening.

This weeks PRO notes April 11, 2010

Castleconnor GAA Club

C.L.G Caisleáin Uí Conchubhair

Senior League Division 2:
Castleconnor played host to St.Marys on Sunday last in round 3 of the league. In good conditions this game went right to the wire. Castleconnor were on top in midfield and their forward line was out in front but we were not converting enough chances in the first half. At the half time whistle we trailed by 2 points but would have the benefit of the breeze in the second half, with the score at the break 1-3 v 0-4. A quick bit of thinking by Brian Lynn setup John McDonnell for his first ever score as a senior with a goal. Marys fought back but we moved further ahead with a good team goal finished by Kevin Langan. With time almost up Marys got a goal of their own to narrow the gap to a point but from the resulting kickout a great catch by Norman Fox and a quick pass to Kevin Langan who put the game beyond the visitors and we won 2-10 v 2-8. Team C.Gordon, C.Barrett, P.McGuinness, B.Howley, D.Fox, P.Naughton, T.Cawley, K.Tuffy, P.Kilcullen, B.Lynn, K.Langan, B.Curley, N.Fox, A.Cawley, D.Carrabine. Subs: J.McDonnell. The team play the fourth round of the league away to Tubbercurry, this Saturday at 7pm. Training continues on Monday and Wednesday this week.

Division 5

The draw for the league took place last week and the club are down to play Bunninadden at home on the May bank holiday weekend. Division 5 this year is a 13 team division so there is plenty of games. Training this week on Monday and Wednesday.

Hard Luck:

Commiserations to Niall Judge, and the Sligo under 21 team and management on their loss in the Connacht Final on Saturday last versus Roscommon at Markievicz Park.

Club Membership:

Club Membership for the coming year is now due. Youth membership is €30 with Adult at €40. This must be paid as all players must be members, and also for insurance purposes. This must be paid by 31st March in accordance with Croke Park Rules. Club Registrars are Gerry Curley and Anthony Reape.

Sponsored Walk:

The Club sponsored walk took place on Bank Holiday Easter Monday 5th April @ 2PM on the beach in Bartra. Despite the strong wind and near sandstorm all the brace sould completed the walk and had a great time. Thanks to those who provided refreshments afterwards. Please hand in your cards to the finance committee as soon as possible. Thanks to all those who supported this, it is very much appreciated.

U-8/U-10:

We had Enniscrone as visitors to Corballa on Friday evening. A very large crowd was present to see two very fine games on football where there was great sportsmanship in evidence amongst all the boys and girls. Training this week on Friday evening at 7.

U 12

The club under 12 team travelled to Croke Park on Thursday last to play in a number of blitzes on the hallowed ground. The team won their 3 matched against local neighbours Bonniconlon(Mayo), Ballymote and St.Geralds(Mayo). Thanks to all the parents and members who travelled with the team for a day that none of them will every forget.

Minor:

The Minor team’s league campaign will resume on the 22nd April, when they take on St. Molaise Gaels at St. Brendan’s GAA Park.

Hurling:
There is no training this week but training will re-commence on Monday evening at 7pm out in the pitch. Helmets are still available for the princely sum of €35

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well.

Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa.

Sligo GAA Book:

The 800 page publication of 125 years of Sligo GAA History will be unveiled on the last day of this month March 31st. The Special Edition is priced at €20 and you are asked to book it with an executive committee member as the book will be of a high demand.

Schools Football:

Best of luck to the Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Enniscrone in the final of the Connacht Colleges D Championship Final.

Cúl Camps

Time to start thinking of the summer holidays. You can now register for the Sligo Cúl camps which takes place locally in Quigabar during the summer. Ask club members for details or check out the website www.sligogaa.ie

 

Handball news: Castleconnor A 84 v Castleconnor B 56, April 7th 2010

Report from the Castleconnor A v Castleconnor B match in round 4 of the Sligo Handball League played in Castleconnor last night


Castleconnor A team in Command

The Castleconnor A team defeated Castleconnor B in round 4 of the Sligo 40 x 20 Handball Team League played in Castleconnor last evening. Representing the A side were Martin Cooney,Tom Foody, Michael Browne & Joe Gorman. In the 1st doubles match Cooney & Foody had an 21-14, 21-14 win over Mark Murphy & Tomas Tuffy. And in the 2nd doubles match the A team of Michael Browne & Joe Gorman also recorded an 21-10, 21-18 win over Padraig Maye & Larry Jones. The overall score was 84-56.

That result guarantees Castleconnor A a place in the league final with 1 round of games remaining. Ballymote their nearest challengers also look set to make the final. Ballymote take on St. Mary’s next Tuesday evening in Castleconnor. Should they win Ballymote will join Castleconnor A at the top of the table going into the last round of matches.

Div 2 Rd 3: Castleconnor 2-8 v St.Marys 0-6, April 5th 2010

The senior team kept up winning ways when they defeated St. Mary's in the third round of the league, played Sunday afternoon at St. Brendan's GAA Park.

The team trailed 1-3 to 0-4 at the interval having played against the strong wind and lost influential midfielder Karl Tuffy to injury.

In the second half we always looked the better side throughout and produced a fine display in blustery conditions though Marys fought back well after both goals to get back into contention. The goals were scored by Kevin Langan and John McDonnell with his first senior score, both in the second half.

Team: C.Gordon, B.Howley, P.McGuinness, T.Cawley, D.Fox, P.Naughton, C.Barrett, K.Tuffy, P.Kilcullen (0-3), B.Lynn(0-1), K.Langan(1-3), N.Fox, D.Carrabine, N.Judge(0-1), B.Curley. Subs: J.McDonnell(1-0)

Next Fixtures in two week's time against Tubbercurry at Kilcoyne Park.

This weeks PRO notes March 29th, 2010Castleconnor GAA Club

C.L.G Caisleáin Uí Conchubhair

Senior League Division 2:
Castleconnor played host to Shamrock Gaels on Saturday evening last in round 2 of the league. In good conditions this game went right to the wire. Castleconnor were on top in midfield and their forward line was out in front but we were not converting enough chances in the first half. At the half time whistle we lead by one point and had extended this to 3 early in the second half but were pegged back by a determined Gaels side. A very well worked goal by Kevin Langan after good Brian Curley work put us back into the lead which we held till the final minute when Gaels worked a goal. From the resulting kick out we won the ball in midfield and from 40 metres Brian Lynn struck over a sweet point on the run to win the game by one point with a scoreline of 1-10 v 1-9. Team C.Gordon, C.Barrett, P.McGuinness, B.Howley, D.Fox, P.Naughton, T.Cawley, K.Tuffy, P.Kilcullen, B.Lynn, K.Langan, B.Curley, N.Fox, A.Cawley, D.Carrabine. Subs: J.McDonnell. The team play the third round of the league with another home game versus St.Marys at 3pm next Saturday. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday this week.

Division 5

St. Farnans were visitors to Corballa on Sunday morning to play a challenge match in preparation for the upcoming start to the division 5 league. This was a good runout for the those pushing to make the senior team and for those who were not the fittest. Thanks to St.Farnans for the game. Training for the panel continues on Tuesday and Thursday.

Handball

Castleconnor players took home 3 Connacht Juvenile titles following impressive victory’s in the B finals played in Castlebar on Sunday. Aoife Quinn & Katie McCormack were never in trouble as they inflicted a heavy defeat on Galway’s Aoife Ni Lorcaain & Sinead Nic Dhonnachadha . In the Boys U-14 singles Jason Earlis proved too strong for Roscommon’s Michael Carroll. Congratulations to all and their management for all their effort put into training over the last few months.

Best of Luck:

The Club would like to wish Niall Judge, and the Sligo under 21 team and management the very best of luck in the Connacht Final on Saturday next versus Roscommon at Markievicz Park.

Club Membership:

Club Membership for the coming year is now due. Youth membership is €30 with Adult at €40. This must be paid as all players must be members, and also for insurance purposes. This must be paid by 31st March in accordance with Croke Park Rules. Club Registrars are Gerry Curley and Anthony Reape.

Sponsored Walk:

The Club will hold a sponsored walk on Bank Holiday Easter Monday 5th April @ 2PM on the beach in Enniscrone. Support Appreciated.

U-8/U-10:

Fixtures have been published on the Club website and on www.sligogaa.ie

Training commences on Friday 2nd April @ 7.00PM

U-14 League Division 1:

A depleted under 14 team were defeated by neighbours Easkey in the first round of the league on Friday last. The team were short a number of regulars, and had only 14 players, playing against a 15 a side Easkey outfit. The team battled admirably and came out on the wrong end of the result by ten points. Next Friday St. Mary’s are visitors to St. Brendan’s GAA Park for a 6.00PM throw in.

U-16 league Division 1:

The under 16 team were due to play St. Johns in round 3 of the under 16 league on Monday evening. This is the teams first fixture, as the previous two rounds were postponed. Next Monday evening St. Molaise Gaels are the visitors in round 4. Throw in 7.00PM

Minor:

The Minor team’s league campaign will resume on the 22nd April, when they take on St. Molaise Gaels at St. Brendan’s GAA Park.

Lotto:

The Lotto draw took place in Muddy Burns on Saturday night week last, numbers drawn were 7, 13, 20 and 23. John McGuinness and Pat Flynn were the two match 3 winners. Jackpot now stands at €8850. Next draw takes place Easter Saturday Night in Mahony’s Bar.

Hurling:
There is no training this week due to Holy week. Check notes next week for update on times of training. Helmets are now available from Bart and Ciarán for €35.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Castleconnor Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well.

Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa.

Vodafone Club Donation:

For all you Vodafone Customers, If you sign up at www.supportyourgaaclub.ie

and choose Castleconnor as the club you support, then Vodafone will give Castleconnor GAA Club 5% of the amount of your monthly bill or 5% of the amount that you top up.

It will not cost you anything, and it will be of great help to the Club. Thank You. Also remember you can get your credit at no extra cost in Tuffys, Corballa.

Sligo GAA Book:

The 800 page publication of 125 years of Sligo GAA History will be unveiled on the last day of this month March 31st. The Special Edition is priced at €20 and you are asked to book it with an executive committee member as the book will be of a high demand.

Schools Football:

Congrats to St. Attractas on their fine win over St. Michael’s of Lurgan. We wish them every success in the All Ireland Final.

Best of luck to the Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Enniscrone in the final of the Connacht Colleges D Championship Final, after the Easter Holidays after their fine win over Ballygar last week.

Congratulations

Congratulations to club member and former senior team player Joe Cawley who last week won the Cyprus marathon. It was a great achievement for Joe and was just reward for all the work he has put into his running since retiring from football. Joe is running the Connemara Ultra marathon in a few weeks time and is raising money by sponsorship for the Western Gaels hurling club.

Sponsorship

Firstly thanks to Ambrose Kilcullen who sponsored a new set of footballs for the senior and junior teams. It is greatly appreciated.

Also the pitch was a lot more colourful on Saturday evening at the division 2 game with the new advertising hoardings being put in place. Thanks to all those sponsors. We will produce a list of these kind benefactors in a few weeks time.

Div 2 Rd 2: Castleconnor 1-10 v Shamrock Gaels 1-9, March 28th, 2010

The Senior team got their first two points of the league this evening in an entertaining game at home. Castleconnor led for most the game and always looked that bit better, and should have won by more in the end.

Report to follow.

ALL IRELAND TITLE COMES TO CLUB, Feb 22nd, 2010

Sunday saw the handball club win their first ladies All-Ireland medal when Marianne Foody playing for Connacht was part of the team that defeated Ulster for the inter-provincial title in Kingscourt, Co.Cavan on Sunday.

A proud day for the club and especially her family with Tom her father being mainly responsible for handball within the club.

 

This weeks PRO notes Feb 16th 2010

 Castleconnor GAA Club

C.L.G Caisleáin Uí Conchubhair

 

 

Lotto Rollover:

The lotto draw took place in Mahony’s Bar on Saturday night last and there was no winner of the €8250 jackpot.  Consolation winners were Eugene Langan, Gerry Curley, James Maloney, Maureen Gillard and Monica Higgins. Next draw on February 20th in Muddy Burns. Jackpot  €8400

 

Poker Fundraiser:

The Club will hold a Texas Holdem Poker Night on Friday 19th February in Mahony's Bar, Corballa.

Prize Money is E1500,

Buy In: E40, Buy Back: E30 and Top Up: E30

Registration @ 8.30PM, Cards dealt at 9.00PM Sharp.

For more information or to book in advance contact Club Chairperson Darren Ruane @ 0872230419

Refreshments will be served on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

Pictures or other Memorabilia:
If anyone has any old pictures relating to the club or any old newspaper cuttings we would love to get them and have them scanned for the website and also for the clubs history. If you have any can you please give them to Anthony Reape or Bart Barrins. We assure you that we will have them back to you within a few hours.

 

Minor League:

The Minor League Division 2 Round 1 was played on Wednesday evening away to Tourlestrane @ 7.30PM under lights. The team put up a good show and score but ended up on the wrong end of a 5-11 v 1-10 scoreline. The round 2 game due to be played on Sunday versus Owenmore Gaels was postponed till February 27th at home, probably 2pm.

 

Kiernan Cup:

Round One of the Kiernan Cup gets underway next weekend on Saturday February 20 with an away fixture versus Easkey at 4pm.

Hurling:
Indoor hurling for 8-12 year olds continues on Thursday @
7PM

 

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well.

Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

 

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa.

 

Sympathy:

Sympathy is extended to the Cawley Family, Bartra, on the death of Jim, and to the Tuffy, Murphy and Burke families on the death of Aiden, Kilglass. Sympathy is also extended to the Feeney family, Emlymoran on the recent death of Florence Gilmartin, Bonniconlon.

 

 2010 Intermediate and Junior championship draws

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

 St Farnan's

 Enniscrone/Kilglass

 Eastern Harps

 Castleconnor

 Cloonacool

 Bunninadden

 Easkey

 St Michaels

 Coolaney/Mullinabreena

 Owenmore Gaels

 Drumcliffe/Rosses Point

 Ballisodare

Intermediate Championship Group 4:

Castleconnor, St. Michael's, Ballisodare.

Fixture details available in Senior Fixtures 2010 Section.

Junior B Championship:

Quarter Final: Castleconnor V Geevagh or St. Farnan's,

                       Winner plays Enniscrone or Coolaney/Mullinabreena in Semi Final

Connacht HAndball semi-finals

Courtesy Sligo Handball Webpage:

There was no joy for Sligo handball players in the Connacht Handball 40 x 20 Championships singles semi-finals at the weekend. Francis McCann from the Ballymote Club put in a gutsy performance in the Golden Masters A singles match with Eamon Conneely from Moycullen. McCann returning to handball action after a long lay off due to injury. McCann was unlucky to lose to the Galway man playing in his home court after a 3 game marathon battle. The final score was 21-17, 10-21, 10-21. Ballymote’s other representative Martin Golden went down in straight games to Galway’s Denis Phelan. Collooney’s Shane Bruen was defeated by Kevin Craddock from Salthill in the Junior singles contest on Friday evening last in Ballaghaderreen.

Next Saturday sees the Castleconnor club host the Provincial doubles semi-finals with Sligo having home advantage. There are 3 doubles games down for decision and Sligo will be represented in the Silver Masters B doubles by Stanley Harte & Peter Davey, Golden Masters B doubles John McLoughlin & Mick McMorrow, and in the Ruby Masters A doubles with Paddy Walsh & Padraig Maye. The Emerald Masters A doubles team of Seamus Duffy & Pat O’Sullivan received a bye and play Mayo in the Connacht final on March 7th next.

Saturday’s action in Castleconnor gets underway at 4 p.m.

This weeks PRO notes Jan 11th 2010

Club Social & Presentation Night:

A crowd of 300 plus people packed Muddy Burns and the Festival Marquee on Tuesday Night 29th December for the Club’s Annual Night of Celebrations. The Club awards were presented on the night with Cyril Feehily and Peter McHugh in attendance despite the road conditions. M.C for the night was Thomas Tuffy and he welcomed everybody to the event as did Chairman Darren Ruane. Thanks to Mark and Majella Carr for their hosting of the event who also must be given great credit for their fantastic week of entertainment at the Marquee Music festival. Also a word of thanks to our DJ Pat Boyle and co. for providing the lively music for the night.

This year’s under 14 team were the first to receive their awards which included the Feilé and A championship medals with Frank Barrett providing commentary on each of the recipients. The under 16 team were the next up, receiving their county league medals. The medals were presented by our guests Cyril Feehily, county board vice chairman and Peter McHugh county minor board chairman. Both men said a few words and thanks to both for making the effort with the bad conditions to be there.

Young player of the year for the second year running was David Carrabine. His minor team colleague, Diarmuid Howley was the very deserving Junior player of the year. The senior player of the year went to John Tuffy. Special awards were made to Declan Flynn, Jim Kent, Frank Barrett for their work with the Feilé team whilst awards were made to Anthony Reape on behalf of those involved with the Feilé for all their help in organizing the weekend away with John Judge  getting singled out for his excellent arrangements and speech in Clane and Celbridge.

Clubman of the year for 2009 was senior club player Michael Langan who along with Barnes Kelly had a big role in the learning of the current u14 team. The Hall of Fame award went to former senator from Ballymooneen Ernie Caffrey who regaled the crowd with stories of setting up the club in the fifties, trying to find a place to play and train with some severe consequences and the rivalries between the local teams. An excellent acceptance speech that had the crowd enthralled.

A Special Christmas Lotto Draw with €1000 prize money took place on the night, see the results in the Lotto section

A big thank you is extended to all the people of the Parish who came out to support the event, it was great to see such a great number in attendance.

 

 

Senior Team Management:

Following a recent club meeting, Hugh Lynn was ratified as manager of the senior team for 2010. Padraic Tuffy is the first selector to come on board, with the other to be confirmed shortly.

The team have commenced training and will possibly be in action on the second week in February with the warm up league starting. The team will compete in the Kernan Cup, Senior League Division 2, and Intermediate Championship for the first time since 1998.

The Club wishes the team & management every success for the coming year

 

Lotto Rollover & Christmas Draw:

Results from Saturday 26th December. No Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 6, 16, 21 and 31. John Judge, Corballa was the only match 3 winner. The draw last Friday night in Mahony’s Bar was postponed. It will now take place this Friday Night at the same venue. Jackpot now stands at €7950.

At the annual night of celebrations held in Muddy Burns the Club held its Christmas Lotto Draw for yearly and weekly buyers of lotto tickets.

The following won prizes in the €1000 give away:

Yearly Ticket holders: Oisin and Cian Flynn, Maureen Gillard, Marion & Fintan Coyne, James Coyne, Michelle, Lorraine, Nicola & Sean Carrabine. Weekly ticket winners were: Vinny Coen, Orla Crean, Caroline Marren & Kieran O’Dowd, Bernire Ferguson and Michael Mulderig.

 

Club Meeting:

Monthly Meeting will take place on Wednesday Night @ 9PM in the community centre. All members are asked to attend and new members are always welcome.

 

Bord na nOg:

The Bord na nOg Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday 20th January @ 9PM in the Community Centre. This meeting is to discuss the club’s underage structure for the coming year and to put management teams in place. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to come along to the meeting or contact Club Secretary, Colin Gordon or Bord na nOg Chairman Michael Langan. At least one parent of each underage player should attend.

Hurling:
With the assistance of the county hurling board it is hoped to start indoor hurling in the community centre for 8-12 year olds this month. Thanks to all who have offered old helmets to the club. It is hoped to start indoor hurling probably Thursday or Friday, Jan 21st,22nd .

Sympathy:

The Club extends sympathy to the Jacob Family, Carrowcarden and Kilglass on their recent bereavements. Sympathy is also extended to the Sheridan Family, Culleens on the death of Paddy Sheridan. Also to the McGloughlin Family, Donegal and Cloonacool on the tragic death of Cloonacool Footballer Joseph McGloughlin.

Best of Luck:

Best of luck to the Calry/St. Joseph’s Hurlers in their All Ireland Junior Club semi Final versus Naomh Colm Cille of Tyrone. It takes place on Sunday January 24th  in Enniskillen.

E-Mail/Web:

www.castleconnor.sligo.gaa.ie is the Club website for all the latest news. The website has undergone some news changes and is looking very well.

Any queries can be directed to castleconnorgaa@eircom.net

 

Club Merchandise:

Castleconnor GAA Club merchandise: Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training Tops, Polo Shirts, Training T-Shirts, All stock available in limited sizes. Contact Darren Ruane @ 087 2230419 or Tuffys Shop, Corballa.

Senior Manager ratified

Following a meeting in the Community Centre last week, Hugh Lynn was ratified as manager of the senior team for 2010.

Padraic Tuffy is the first selector to come on board, with ther other to be confirmed.

The team have commenced training and will be in action on the second week in February with the warm up league starting.

The team will compete in the Kernan Cup, Senior League Division 2, and Intermediate Championship for the first time since 1998.

The Club wishes the team & management every success for the coming year.