Senior: The Seniors completed their round robin matches in the Senior Championship with a round five win over Geevagh at Markievicz Park last Sunday afternoon. Two goals from Colm Egan inside the opening ten minutes sent Mary’s on their way to a half time lead of St. Mary’s 2-7 Geevagh 0-4. Second half goals from Egan, Mark Breheny and Michael Hanley sealed the win on a scoreline of St. Mary’s 5-15 Geevagh 0-7. The Seniors have now qualified for the Senior Championship semi finals for the first time since 2006 and they will face the winners of Coolera/Strandhill and St. John’s on the weekend of September 15/16. Training for all panel members continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.00pm.
Junior: The Juniors played near neighbours St. John’s in the Junior A Championship Semi Final last Sunday evening at Oxfield losing out by six points. Playing against a strong wind in the first half, Mary’s defended stoutly and trailed at half time by 1-5 to 0-3. Despite having most of the possession in the second half and only trailing by two points with ten minutes left, Mary’s couldn’t close the half time deficit and lost out in the end on a scoreline of St. Mary’s 0-9 St. John’s 2-9. Best for Mary’s on the day were Kevin Coen, Chris Kelly, Seamie Cawley and substitute Robbie Keegan. Well done to all the players for their efforts during the League and Championship campaigns and to the management team of David Martyn and Conor Conway for their commitment and hard work over the season.
Senior/Junior Membership: Membership for Senior and Junior players is due immediately. All players must complete the club registration form and forward full payment. It is the responsibility of each player to ensure they complete this process.
Saturday Morning Coaching 2012: Coaching for children aged between 5 and 12 years continues each this Saturday in Kent Park. The Saturday sessions have been attended in large numbers since they commenced in April and all of the children, girls and boys, are receiving top quality coaching in a fun and safe environment. The coaching commences at 10.45am each Saturday morning and finishes at 12.00 noon. They can try it out without any commitment. Our coaching co-ordinator Gerry Connolly can be contacted on 086-2545529 for further information. Please note that there will be no Coaching on Saturday September 8th due to the Club Cycle and Family Fun Day.
Minor: The Minor A Championship resumes this Wednesday evening when we play Tubbercurry at IT Sligo in the fourth round of the Championship (Throw-in 7pm). Please support. Training continues this week.
U-16: Our final game in the round robin part of the competition was against our local rivals St. John’s. This game was scheduled as an away fixture for Monday evening, 27th August at 7 o’clock. See www.sligogaa.ie for result or keep an eye on next week’s Notes. Training continues this week.
U-14: The U-14 ‘A’ team travelled to Coola to take on Shamrock Gaels in the third round of the Championship last Friday evening with the match ending in a draw on 4-8 apiece. This Friday evening we host St. Farnan’s at Kent Park in the latest round of the Championship. Please support. Training continues this week.
U-12: The U-12s lost out to Curry in the Blitz Final in Markievicz Park last week. The U-12 B side are in action this week in Markievicz Park in the Blitz Finals. Please support.
Table Quiz: A very enjoyable night was had at the Table Quiz in the Club last Thursday night. Well done to Michael Bree, Glen Monaghan and David Keane and thanks to all our sponsors and to those who supported on the night.
Calling all Cyclists: St. Mary’s are organising a sponsored cycle from Croagh Patrick to our clubhouse to take place on Saturday 8th September, with donations to Our Ladies Children’s Hospital Crumlin, and North West Hospice. The cycle will be followed by a fun day for parents and children. Anyone interested in taking part please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Huge interest has already been generated around this event so if you are keen to take part, why not dust of the bike, oil that chain and give us a shout. We’d be delighted to hear from anyone interested in taking part in this cycle and it’s open to all.
Tag Gaelic: As part of the GAA’s sports and social programme, St. Mary’s are hosting a TAG Gaelic competition on Friday evenings for a number of weeks. The emphasis here is on fun and social enjoyment of Gaelic Football, and anyone who is interested can contact Gavin Cawley, co-ordinator or Kevin Molloy Club Chairman, or log into www.facebook.com/TagGaelicSligo for details. To-date this has generated quite a bit of interest locally and in the North West, so why not contact us to register. Teams are mixed.
Pitch-side Signage: Anybody interested in advertising their business on our pitch-side signage please contact Ultan Smith on 086 2587389. The pitch-side signage provides a great opportunity for local businesses to advertise their business in the community at an affordable price.
Social Network: Find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/St Marys) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/StMarysGAAClubSligo).
Website: The Club’s website is live at http://stmarys.sligo.gaa.ie/. The Club’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.