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Who'll be claiming Owen B in 2009?

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Coolera/Strandhill
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Ballymote
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mylestheslasher

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Re: Sligo Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #1590 on: April 20, 2015, 11:11:38 AM »
Not sure if anyone is reading this thread anymore, just wondering what is going on in Ballymote. Senior team until recently and now giving walk overs in Div 2?

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« Reply #1591 on: April 20, 2015, 01:49:30 PM »
Saw that alright. They were a pretty decent senior team not long ago. Not exactly sure what's going on but from observation there seemed to me to be a small core of dedicated guys running the show out there. Possibly they ran out of steam and there was no-one to pick up the gauntlet from them. Probably getting squeezed by the economic situation also. Harder to arrange your work around your football, especially when you're in a geographically isolated place like the North West.

Some other results in Div 2 showing other clubs struggling too. Did Castleconnor only draw with C'cool and Michaels recently? They're still top of the table somehow I think.

Overall club football in Sligo is at a very low ebb. The big gap between the end of the NFL and the Ros game will allow a good run of games which should help lift interest. I hope. Most of the league games can now be played with county players playing for their clubs which should always be the case. Unfortunately though clubs are being advised/instructed to not use members of the county minor panel for adult games which is pretty unfair.

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« Reply #1592 on: April 21, 2015, 12:38:05 PM »
Saw that alright. They were a pretty decent senior team not long ago. Not exactly sure what's going on but from observation there seemed to me to be a small core of dedicated guys running the show out there. Possibly they ran out of steam and there was no-one to pick up the gauntlet from them. Probably getting squeezed by the economic situation also. Harder to arrange your work around your football, especially when you're in a geographically isolated place like the North West.

Some other results in Div 2 showing other clubs struggling too. Did Castleconnor only draw with C'cool and Michaels recently? They're still top of the table somehow I think.

Overall club football in Sligo is at a very low ebb. The big gap between the end of the NFL and the Ros game will allow a good run of games which should help lift interest. I hope. Most of the league games can now be played with county players playing for their clubs which should always be the case. Unfortunately though clubs are being advised/instructed to not use members of the county minor panel for adult games which is pretty unfair.

Think the clubs out my direction Castleconnor & Enniscrone will struggle anyway. Hit badly by emigration and even migration within the country. Enniscrone do have some promising young players but unlikely to be good enough to do anything in championshop. Castleconnor the same but they have a few good older lads, but maybe too old. Farnans and Pats will be decent though. From the table Shamrock Gaels are top with 100% record, seem to be going well but its a while since I saw them play. Sad to see a club like Ballymote in a big town in such a state.

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Re: Sligo Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #1593 on: April 27, 2015, 11:17:52 AM »
Ballymote gave Castleconnor a bit of a caning at the weekend. Must have been reading here and took it to heart!!!!

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« Reply #1594 on: May 17, 2015, 10:53:18 PM »
Ballymote gave Castleconnor a bit of a caning at the weekend. Must have been reading here and took it to heart!!!!
Beat Pat's today too, evidently the prospect of slumming it (or worse still swapping places) with their obviously inferior neighbours must have stirred something in them.

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« Reply #1595 on: July 09, 2015, 11:55:49 AM »
Heard Fintan Ruddy called into Sligo panel!!

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« Reply #1596 on: July 11, 2015, 05:23:08 PM »
Paul Taylor and John McPartland announced as the new u21 management team.

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« Reply #1597 on: July 26, 2015, 11:30:34 PM »
So anyone know what the odds are for the senior and intermediate championships in Sligo. I see few of the big boys have the senior but cant see intermediate anywhere. What ye reckon men of Sligo, who are the favourites?

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« Reply #1598 on: September 28, 2015, 11:20:57 AM »
Saw that alright. They were a pretty decent senior team not long ago. Not exactly sure what's going on but from observation there seemed to me to be a small core of dedicated guys running the show out there. Possibly they ran out of steam and there was no-one to pick up the gauntlet from them. Probably getting squeezed by the economic situation also. Harder to arrange your work around your football, especially when you're in a geographically isolated place like the North West.

Some other results in Div 2 showing other clubs struggling too. Did Castleconnor only draw with C'cool and Michaels recently? They're still top of the table somehow I think.

Overall club football in Sligo is at a very low ebb. The big gap between the end of the NFL and the Ros game will allow a good run of games which should help lift interest. I hope. Most of the league games can now be played with county players playing for their clubs which should always be the case. Unfortunately though clubs are being advised/instructed to not use members of the county minor panel for adult games which is pretty unfair.

Think the clubs out my direction Castleconnor & Enniscrone will struggle anyway. Hit badly by emigration and even migration within the country. Enniscrone do have some promising young players but unlikely to be good enough to do anything in championshop. Castleconnor the same but they have a few good older lads, but maybe too old. Farnans and Pats will be decent though. From the table Shamrock Gaels are top with 100% record, seem to be going well but its a while since I saw them play. Sad to see a club like Ballymote in a big town in such a state.

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« Reply #1599 on: October 28, 2017, 06:24:56 PM »
completely off the point, but I have a facebook page called gaa programme collectors. this year I am trying to collect the 70 odd county final programmes throughout the country. doing well so far but I am finding it hard to source a lot of them in ulster but especially the Sligo hurling or football ones. looking for any advice or help where they can be got. I can be contacted through the Facebook page. thanks