History was made on Sunday afternoon after the Enniscrone/Kilglass-Easkey minor team captured the Minor A Championship title courtesy of a 1-15 to 0-10 win over Owenmore Gaels at Markievicz Park. It is 36 years since the title came back to west Sligo and our lads put in a superb second half display to run out eight-point winners. Level at half-time, 0-4 apiece, the team showed immense improvement in the second half to seal the honours. In what was a first for both clubs, this is a magnificent achievement so congratulations to the squad and management. We extend our thanks to Declan Rouse and Lacken Wind Energy for their sponsorship of team tops, and also to the Diamond Coast Hotel for post-match refreshments.
The team and squad is as follows: Shane Kilgannon, Niall Kilcullen, Eanna Moylan, Aaron Hannon, Eoin Hallinan, Rory McHugh, Josh Ellis, Mikey Gordon, Dylan Sloyan, Mark Caffrey, Chandler McGuinness, Andrew Kilcullen, Brandon Fitzgerald, Joe McHugh, Ciaran O’Dowd. Subs: Adam Mullaney, Dara Rouse, Aaron Duffy, Eoghan Bourke, Finn Nelson, Jonathan Queenan, Daniel Rolston. Management: Brendan Murray, Cathal Mullaney, Dessie Sloyan, Vincent Cuffe. The next assignment for the team is a Connacht quarter-final meeting with Castlebar Mitchels next Friday evening at 7pm in the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Ballyhaunis.
Surf and Turf
The annual Surf and Turf run is back again for 2016 next Saturday, October 29th (bank holiday weekend). This event, over five kilometres, is fast becoming a staple of the autumnal calendar across the west Sligo and north Mayo areas and we look forward to another fantastic day again this year filled with obstacles, bog and plenty of fun! You can find the event on Facebook (Enniscrone Surf and Turf Run) and Twitter (@surfturf2016). Entry is €20 for adults and €10 for U-16s, with every competitor receiving a free beanie after the race. Registration takes place on the morning of the event from 10.30am with the starting gun sounded at 12 noon. We are looking expecting a big crowd and looking forward to another great event!
The Enniscrone-Kilglass/Easkey team play Calry/St Joseph’s next Sunday afternoon at 2pm in Hazelwood in round two of the A Championship.
Construction has now started on the indoor astro-turf in Quigabar. We will keep you updated as the work progresses.
There was no winner of last weekend’s blotto draw. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.