Next Sunday the 29th September sees the official opening of our new pitch in Croghan. Everyone in the parish is invited to come along and have a great family day out. A lot of work has gone into this over the last year and a half and the club is delighted with the way the pitch has turned out. The day commences with underage games at 12 noon, followed by official opening ceremony at 3.15pm by special guest. At 4pm there will be a mixed senior game who will be managed by 2 local managers which should be great fun. There is lots of activities throughout the day for the whole family to include face painting, target shooting, music and entertainment. There will be a barbaque and other refreshments, ice cream van, shop on grounds all day. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

In conjunction with the opening the club is running a draw with first prize a trip for 2 to Old Trafford, second prize weekend away in Ireland with numerous other prizes. Tickets cost €10 and can be bought from club members.

Hard luck to our mens intermediate team who lost out to St. Dominics on Saturday evening last in the quarter finals of the championship. Many thanks to team and to Tony, Sean and Aidan for their efforts throughout the year, thanks to Clodagh the physio and to Oision and Sean for helping out also.

Fixtures: Our Div 2 U14 team play Padraig Pearses this Tuesday evening at 6.30pm in Kilmore, on Fir evening our U16s play Roscommon Gaels at 6.30pm in Kilmore. Then on Saturday evening our Junior B team take on Roscommon Gaels in Lisnamult in the Champioship Our U12s defeated Western Gaels last Thursday evening in Frenchpark.
On Friday the 4th October our club is hosting another play An Orgeous Brose starring the famous Seamus O’Rourke. The play is in The Bush Hotel and starts at 8pm and again promises to be a great night of entertainment. Tickets cost €15 and can be bought at reception at The Bush Hotel. So keep the date in your diary.

LADIES: Shannon Gaels minor ladies play Boyle in the championship next Sunday 29th at 9am. Our U16 ladies are straight through to the championship semi final in early October. Full details later. Well done to all our members who took part in the U13 and U15 Connacht development blitzes last weekend.

Congratulations to former player Niamh O’Dowd and Brian Cregg on the birth of their baby girl recently.