Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA Club Notes

Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA notes 2nd April 2017


While the playing area is now complete, the club needs to raise €75000 to bring our indoor astro turf complex to completion (heating, electrics, toilets, dressing room, kitchen, meeting room etc.). In this regard, the club will require the generosity of the community: individuals, families and businesses, both at home and abroad. As previously advertised, you can sponsor a brick at €100, a block at €250 or a wall at €1500. The official launch of our fundraising efforts took place last weekend, and there will be a draw for cash prizes of €1000 and €500 for those who donate prior to the May Bank Holiday weekend. There will be teams in the various areas/townlands to contact to donate, and there will also be weekly collection points held around the parish to facilitate people who wish to donate. This week on Monday (April 11th) there will be a collection evening in the Hilltop, Culleens from 8pm to 10pm. You can also donate online at www.enniscronekilglassgaa.com under the Astro Turf link. Your support at this extraordinary time in the club’s history is greatly appreciated. A sincere thank you to everyone who has already donated.


Last Saturday’s scheduled Abbott Cup fixture against Tourlestrane was postponed due to a bereavement in the Tourlestrane parish, and will be re-fixed to a later date. This Saturday evening at 6.30pm our lads begin their league campaign at home to Ballymote. Best of luck to everyone involved – please support.


The Enniscrone-Kilglass/Easkey minor team had a disappointing start to their league campaign when they went down to Owenmore Gaels by three points, 2-12 to 2-9 at Quigabar last Monday evening. They will hope to regroup this week ahead of their next fixture against Tubbercurry/Cloonacool on Thursday week.


Our U-16 boys play Tourlestrane tomorrow evening (April 3rd) at 6.30pm in Quigabar.


Our U-14s play Calry/St Joseph’s next Friday evening at 6.30pm in Hazelwood in round two of the league.


Our U-12 boys showed very well in a west Sligo U-12 blitz held in our indoor astro-turf last Saturday morning. They begin their league campaign at home this Tuesday evening at 6.30pm against St Patrick’s. Best of luck to everyone involved for the coming year.

County scene

Commiserations to Josh Ellis, Ciaran O’Dowd, Eoin Hallinan and the Sligo minor team on their first loss in the Connacht Minor League against Mayo last weekend. Gavin Duffy, Oisin Hynes and their U-15 colleagues had better fortune in their win over Fermanagh – this team is managed by our own Michael Duffy. Well done all.


There was no winner of last weekend’s blotto draw. The jackpot for next Saturday’s draw is €6700. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.