Shannon Gaels mens Junior B team started their championship last Saturday evening against Michael Glaveys but unfortunately were defeated.  Team: J. Deane, D. Horan, B. Dowd, M. Hanly,P. Molloy, D. Serpitas, C. O’Dowd,O. Flanagan, L. Murtagh, F. Glancy, J. Harte, D. O’Dowd, K. Loftus, C. Kelly, J. McDermott, J. Popplewell, G. Meehan, K. Butler.  Our mens intermediate team play Castlerea next Sunday in the 3rd round of championship.  Game takes place in Croghan at 4.30pm.  Your support would be appreciated.

Fixtures for the coming week: On Thursday our U12s play St. Ciarans in Creggs GAA pitch at 7pm, on the same evening our minor team play the same opposistion St. Ciarans at 7pm in Mulhern Park.  On Sunday morning both our 14 teams are in action, Div 2 side play St. Brigids at 11am in Kiltoom and our Div 4 team  are due to play St. Dominics at 11am in Knockchroghery.  Best of luck to all teams.

Our pitch in Croghan has been under renovation for the last year and half and is now completed and looks fantastic.  The club will have an official opening on Sunday Sept 29th for everyone, more details to follow in the next few weeks.

LADIES: Shannon Gaels senior ladies meet Clann na nGael in the county senior championship semi final next Saturday 7th September.  Time & Venue to be confirmed.  Please watch social media for updates.  Support would be greatly appreciated.  This group of ladies came through the quarter final v Padraig Pearses in what can only be described as the game of the decade.  Missing 4 of their starting players the others stepped up to the plate and served the huge crowd of specators a thriller on home soil.  The sun shone on Croghan pitch as the Gaels went to the dug out at half time 11 points down.  Our lovely new scoreboard was shinning out with vengeance and the home supporters were sure all was lost.  Our ladies had other things in mind.  They dug deep and young new players combined with our older more experienced  players to finally bring it level at full time.  The rules dictated  that we had to have a result on the day so after 7 minutes of catching their breath the girls shook the cramps and tiredness off and gave us 20 more minutes of heart stopping football.  Shannon Gaels finally ran out winners by 6 points.  Well done to Pearses for a great game.  Our U16 girls had a nice victory over Kilbride in Croghan last Tuesday.  Their next game is on 5th October when they in the championship semi final.  Time and venu tbc.  Shannon Gaels U8, 10 & 12 girls enjoyed a wonderful day last Saturday in Lough Key with coaches and parents celebrating the end od the football season for them.  Huge thanks to Bronnagh and Molly, coaches and parents for all the help on the day.  We are hosting an U12 girls blitz on Sundy next 8th September in Croghan starting at 10am.  Huge thanks to Carrick Tiles for the sponsorship for this competition.  There will be 5 other clubs taking part and refreshments will be served throughout the day.  Come along and support our young ladies.