Last Sunday afternoon was a difficult one for our intermediate footballers, with Drumcliffe/Rosses Point emerging as 3-19 to 1-6 winners in a one-sided Division Two clash at Oxfield. Minus a whole host of regulars, our weakened team showed some positive signs in the opening half and trailed 0-9 to 0-3 at the break, but the home side dominated the second half exchanges to secure the points. With a break in the league now for a number of weeks, the Benson Cup is the focus from next weekend with Owenmore Gaels the visitors to Quigabar next Saturday evening at 7.30pm.
The minor team had a busy week. On Wednesday evening, St Pats were 3-9 to 1-12 winners in the league meeting in Quigabar. This was an improved showing but the concession of three sloppy goals was decisive and led to a disappointing loss. On Friday evening, depleted squad took part in the 7 aside competition in Corballa, where there were some useful performances against St Farnan’s and Castleconnor. There are no games for the next month or so due to the state exams taking place. We wish all players sitting the Leaving Cert all the best.
A youthful U-16 team put in a great showing to come away with a draw after a cracking game versus Coolaney/Mullinabreena last Monday evening. Without the services of four big players, the young side showed extremely well throughout to secure a 5-9 to 3-15 draw. The team is still in with a chance of making the knockout stages with one round left against St Mary’s in late June. Best wishes to everyone from the panel sitting the Junior Cert in the coming weeks. For those not restrained by academic commitments, there is a 7 aside blitz in Dromard next Friday evening against other west Sligo clubs.
The U-14 boys host Calry/St Joseph’s this Thursday evening at 7pm in Quigabar.
The U-12s were extremely unfortunate to lose to St Pats by a single point, 0-11 to 0-10, in their league encounter at Quigabar last Tuesday. Despite the loss, the lads can be very happy with their efforts.
Our youngest members had a very enjoyable evening playing against their counterparts from Ardnaree last Wednesday evening, with plenty of fine displays. Well done to everyone on their great work so far this year – keep it up!
Eoghan Rua win
Congratulations to the Eoghan Rua Senior Ladies on their win in the Division Two league final last Sunday afternoon. Well done to everyone involved especially those from the Enniscrone/Kilglass area.
Child Protection course
A number of coaches completed the child protection course held in the Diamond Coast Hotel last Monday evening. Thanks to Martin McHale for organising it from our end and to Eamon Mullen from the Sligo County Board for providing the opportunity.
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