St Mary’s Kiltoghert GAA Club Notes 03/07/2018


Saturday 07th July:  Dunnes Bar Div 1 League: Gortletteragh V’s St. Mary’s at 7pm in Gortletteragh.

Sunday 08th July: Emlyn Mulligan & Michael Quinn U12 Cross Border League Cup:

St. Mary’s V’s Clonguish Gaels at 5.30pm in Páirc Seán MacDiarmada.

Donal McElligott and Donal Wrynn U12 Cross Border League Cup:

St. Mary’s V’s Clonguish Og at 8pm in Páirc Seán MacDiarmada.

Monday 09th July:

2018 John McCartin Newtowngore U17 Championship Div 1:  St. Mary’s V’s Leitrim Gaels in Round 1 at 7pm in Páirc Naomh Mhuire.

Wednesday 11th July:

Dunnes Bar Div 1 League:  St. Mary’s V’s Ballinamore – SOH at 8pm in Páirc Naomh Mhuire.

Thursday 12th July:

2018 Barna Recycling U13 Championship (15)  St. Mary’s V’s Ballinamore – SOH at 7pm in Páirc Naomh Mhuire.

Best wishes to all teams

JUNIOR LADIES LEAGUE FINAL – Congratulations to the Bornacoola/St Mary’s Ladies who captured the Division 3 League title after a titanic battle with Dromahair in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada on Sunday afternoon last. The girls prevailed by a point on a 2-9 to 3-5 scoreline. This is the girls’ second title since they formed last year, having won the Junior Championship last season. It was a great final that had all that you could wish for from top-class goalkeeping from Caroline Guckian, excellent defending and some great football played on the break going forward, and of course, the result was in doubt until the referee’s final whistle. While our girls got out of the blocks early with a Sarah Reynolds goal, it was the Dromahair ladies who grabbed a hold of the contest and by the end of the first quarter held a four-point advantage. However after a storming second quarter with some fine points from Aisling Leahy, Kelly Howard and Sarah Reynolds they entered the halftime interval on level terms, Bornacoola/St Mary’s 1-5 Dromahair 2-2. The second half was end-to-end stuff and there appeared to be nothing to separate two evenly matched teams. After Hannah Reynolds goaled to open a four-point advantage with ten to play, it appeared that perhaps our girls were making a winning break. However, Dromahair fought back to level and in the dying moments, Kelly Howard popped over the winner. It was a memorable victory for the girls and well deserved for their efforts all spring. Well done ladies. On duty on Sunday were: Caroline Guckian, Cora McCauley, Kathy Butler, Joanne McGushin, Enya Guckian, Lorraine Guckian, Emily Reynolds, Alison McKeon, Kasey Bruen, Sara Crowe, Aisling Leahy (0-5), Hannah Reynolds (1-0), Sarah Reynolds (1-1), Kelly Howard (0-3), Lisa Guckian, Rachel McGarry, Lauren Hackett, Hannah Bird and Ellen Woods.

U12 GIRLS – Well done to our U12 girls who beat Melvin Gaels in Round 3 of the Div 1 (15 aside) League on Tuesday last.  They played Keeldra Gaels in Gortlettergh yesterday Tuesday at 7pm in Round 4 of this League. Please see Facebook for results.

Well done to Our U12 (11 aside) girls who had a good win in their second game of the championship against Allen Gaels on Thursday last.  We now play Ballinamore on Thursday next in Ballinamore at 7pm.

Best wishes to all the girls.

UNDERAGE ACADEMY – Training will continue at St. Mary’s pitch this Saturday from 10am to 11am for U7 and U9 boys.  There will also be training for U8, U10 & U12 girls and a group text will be sent out to confirm time and pitch.

LOTTO – Results of draw held on wed 27th June were as follows:

Numbers drawn were 2,6,11 and 16.

There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot.

5@€20 winners were

Padraic Dooley, Westport, Shane Ryan, Jimmy O’Neill, Kildare, Mary Fagan, Clare

Smart Lotto winner: Susan Barry

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CÚL CAMP 2018 – A fully booked out Cúl Camp got off to a great start in glorious sunshine this week in Páirc Naomh Mhuire.  Please see  for dates of other camps around the county.

LEITRIM – Well done to the Leitrim Under 17 Team and Management on a fine 2-14 to 0-13 victory over Sligo on Friday evening last, best wishes against Galway on Friday next in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 7pm.

Hard luck to our County Senior Team who departed the 2018 All-Ireland Football Championship after reaching the last 16 for the first time since the qualifiers were introduced.  It was a great occasion in Carrick on Shannon and in particular Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada as we gave a big welcome to Division 1 side Monaghan and their supporters. Thanks to the Leitrim team and management for providing us with some great moments in this year’s Championship. We leave the Championship very proud of this young team and3 look forward with optimism to next season.

COMMUNITY GAMES – Congratulations and well done to Carrick Area U10 boys team and Management who beat Ballinamore Area in the County Final on Sunday last.  Best wishes to the team and management who now go on to the Connaught’s which will be played in Leitrim on July14th.

BABY JOY – Congratulations and best wishes to Damien and Lorraine Butler on the birth of their baby daughter Faye, a beautiful baby sister for big brother Luke and a third Grandchild for Frank and Anna.

PAT MURTAGH R.I.P – On Saturday evening we said farewell to a great clubman, our Club President Pat Murtagh. Pat was a legendary figure in our club all his life. He loved St. Mary’s GAA club and his legacy lives on through his family. Pat played a major role in all aspects of the development of St. Mary’s GAA, from a player to Chairman, to bringing players to and from training and games and was to the fore when we purchased our first grounds Páirc Ui Chearnaigh. Pat was often seen over the years keeping this pitch in order and nothing made him happier than to see youngsters on this field every evening.
Pat also threw himself into the development of underage football in the early seventies and many great St. Mary’s players learned their skills under the tutelage and patience of Pat who spent many hours coaching them.  He was extremely proud of all his family but took great pride in the fact that his Grandson Conor plays on our Senior team and his great-granddaughter Nicole is a prominent member on our U12 girls team.
Pat did not restrict himself to St. Mary’s and together with the late George O’Toole was involved in the development of Páirc Seán MacDiarmada into the fine stadium we have today. Pat always gave of his time freely and was a proud and loyal GAA man and it was only fitting that so many from the club turned out for the Guard of Honour to show their respect on Saturday evening.
Pre-deceased by his wife Tess and grandson Shane. Pat will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The club extends its deepest sympathies to his sons Sean and Jim, daughters Mary Glancy, Teresa Branagan (Castleknock Dublin), Carmel Kelly (Strokestown) and Ann Warnock, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister, sister-in-law, his extended family, neighbours and many friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.