Shannon Gaels Club Notes February 8th

Shannon Gaels Dinner Dance

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the dinner dance on Friday night last. A great evening was had by all. Congratulations to the award recipients: Player of the year Sorcha Bruen, Most dedicated – Niamh O’Beirne, Most improved – Ceara Noone, to the management led by James Deane, James Egan, Fergus O’Beirne, Declan Noone and Gerry Flanagan. Congratulations to the club person of the year – Christopher O’Dowd. Chris has done so much work done through the years with the club and was thoroughly deserving of the award.
Our sincere thanks to the wonderful MC Oliver Donagher, also to Joe, Rosie David and all the staff of the Bush Hotel. The meal was superb and they were so helpful and accommodating. Thanks to Mary Collins for taking all the great photographs. Thanks to our sponsors Down the Hatch, Mary Mcdermott Hairdressing, Flynns Bar, Gings Bar, Croghan Bar, Wallis, Conlon Confectionery, Frank Mollahan. Thanks to county chairman Seamus Sweeney and Geraldine for attending and for his great speech. Our special guest on the night was Fergal O’Donnell. We would like to thank him for taking time out of his busy schedule and for his inspirational words. Also massive congratulations to him and all the Roscommon team on their great win over Kerry.
Congrats also to our very own Niall Lynch who was announced last week by Club Rossie as Junior club footballer of the year.

Operation Transformation

This Tuesday night 9th February sees the start of Operation Transformation in conjunction with Sasta. Operation Transformation kicks off in the club rooms Pairc na nGael (also known as Showgrounds Boyle Rd)at 7pm. Nutritionist Gwen Fitzgibbons will weigh everyone in and give a talk. There will be group walks organsied and exercise classes. The programme will run right through Lent and the final weigh in will be Easter week. Registration will be €10 on the night


Registration fees are now due. As cover under the Injury Fund is now provided on a calendar year basis from Jan 1st to Dec 31st all players, officials and members must register before any activities commence.


The lotto draw was held in Four Provinces on Saturday night last. There was no winner of the jackpot. €20 winners Aidan Kelleher, Cortober; Seamus Ryan, Rathallen; Margaret McTiernan, Carrick; Hugh & Marie Boyd, Ballinavilla; Elaine Cox c/o Cryans. Next draw takes place in Dickies. Jackpot €1,850.

National Draw

Anyone who still has tickets for the GAA National Draw is asked to return ticket counterfoil and remittances to treasurer Ciaran Gannon immediately. You can contact Ciaran on 0868502888.


Our Kilmore/Shannon Gaels U16 team had their first outing of the league on Saturday last against St. Ciarans but unfortunately were defeated on a scoreline of 2-6 to 1-7. Minors are due to play Eire Og this Saturday at 3.30. Check fixtures for details.

Best wishes

Best of luck to Alo O’Dowd who travelled to Kenya last Sunday volunteering for Ray of Sunshine Ireland.

County Ladies Trials

The final trials for the U14 county team were held at the weekend and we have a number of girls making the final panel. Details will be confirmed next week. Well done girls.