Elaine McGovern Jnr Club Captain 2013

St Farnan's Club Notes   09/10/2017


The Ladies Co. Bd. Dinner Dance which was held in the Clayton Hotel on Friday night last proved to be an enjoyable occasion. The event was celebrating twenty five years of Ladies Gaelic Football in the county and one of the highlights of the night was the naming of Tom Keane and Angela Doohan as the first two inductees to the newly formed Hall of Fame. Tom has been involved at many levels in the organisation since the beginning whilst Angela, who had the distinction of captaining her county to All-Ireland success in 2006, has played football at adult level for her club St. Nathy’s in each of the twenty five years, a truly remarkable achievement.  Well done to both.

The event also saw the presentation of medals to various county teams for successes achieved at both provincial and national level over the past three years. Club players Jacqui Mulligan, Leah Kelly, Claire Dunne, Rachel O’Brien, Roisin McHugh, Eimear Kearins, Sorcha and Allanah Cunnane were among those honoured on the night. Congratulations all around.

The club’s clash with Owenmore Gaels in the U-14 “C” C’ship decider will go ahead on Sunday next in Kent Park with a 12.30 pm throw-in. It was in the same ground that we defeated Shamrock Gaels on Sept. 21st 2004 in the final of the same competition to claim what was the very first silverware to be won by our club. Please come out and support the girls on this big day for them.

There was no luck for Deborah Kelly, Jacqui and Virginia Mulligan and their Coolera / Strandhill team mates in the Connacht Junior semi-final on Saturday last when they were outclassed by Tuam / Cortoon, a fate which regrettably is befalling most Sligo clubs in the provincial series in recent years. In fact since we ourselves were narrowly defeated by Galway side Annaghdown in the 2012 decider, no club from the county has reached the provincial final in any of the three adult grades.

Congratulations to former club player Sinead Kilgannon and her fiancé Joe Callaghan, a native of London, on the occasion of the announcement of their engagement in Australia.

The St Farnan’s Intermediate men went within a whisker of becoming county champions in last Sundays final in Markievicz Park. The side were leading by the narrowest of margins as the game went into stoppage time only for St. John’s to snatch a draw with virtually the last kick of the game. The sides go at it again next Sunday at 4 pm. Well done and good luck to all in the replay.

Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Nancy Tempany, Barnacoghill who has passed away. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.

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