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Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA Club Notes (4 September)

Commiserations to Rachel Monaghan, Sinéad Regan Michelle McNamara, Aisling Ewing (selector) and the Sligo ladies team who lost their All-Ireland intermediate football semi-final to Tyrone last Saturday in Cavan. It was good to see Michelle make her championship debut when introduced as a second-half substitute. The girls now turn their attention to the club scene again and preparations for our upcoming Intermediate county final against St Mary’s at Markievicz Park on September 16th. Sligo LGFA will be streaming the match live online from 2pm.

It’s the final call for club members/supporters to enter our Club Lotto draw for 2017/18. Our €50 tickets guarantee you entry for 12 monthly draws for a minimum jackpot of €4,450. You’ll be entered into a dedicated All-Ireland football ticket final draw for Lotto subscribers. The draw will take place on Wednesday 13th. To get a ticket, contact any club officer or see drp.gaa.ie.

The girls U16 footballers bowed out of this year’s ‘A’ championship after they were beaten by Calry/St Joseph’s last Thursday. Nonetheless, this young side can take plenty of encouragement from their season, having reaching the 'A' league final earlier this year

Well done to Eoghan Smith who was part of the Sligo U16 team which beat Leitrim in the Ted Webb Cup last week. It was a fine achievement for Eoghan, who is still U15.


We wish our girls U12 footballers every success this Saturday when they play CT Gaels in the county ‘A’ championship final at Kilcoyne Park in Tubbercurry. Throw-in is at 2pm. The team have shown great determination to reach this stage of the competition.

Benbulben Gaels U14 hurlers play Naomh Eoin in the championship thisTuesday evening in Kent Park at 7pm. The team has already qualified for the County final.

The U9 and U11 urban league begins this Wednesday 6th in Scarden at 7pm as the DRP teams play St Molaise Gaels. Players are asked to assemble in Scarden by 6:45pm.

The boys U14 footballers play their ‘A’ championship shield decider against Tourlestrane on Thursday evening in Scarden at 7pm.

GAA nursery coaching continues every Saturday morning in Oxfield at 9:45am (4-6 yr olds) and 10:30am (U8 & U10). New players are always very welcome.

Congrats to teenager Mona McSharry from Grange on her World Junior Swimming Gold medal success in the US recently. Hundreds gathered in the village on Sunday evening, including many from the Drumcliffe/Rosses Point area, to welcome her home.

The club’s newsletter for September is published this week. It is emailed to all registered club members. Check your inbox.

Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Seamus Caraway who passed away recently after an illness.