Updated: 19/10/12 : 08:23:41Printable Version
By Michael McGee
Castleconnor's Martin Cooney has been nominated by the Connacht handball council for the "Special Achievement Award.
The Provincial Council at its monthly meeting (Thursday night) in the Connacht G.A.A Offices in Ballyhaunis announced its 14 Provincial Winners. Cooney who just last week captained his team of 6 to win the Sligo handball 40 x 20 team title with a win over Shane Bruen's side.
Left: Special Achievement Award Winner
Martin Cooney (Sligo)
Cooney reached last year's All-Ireland Silver Masters B singles 60 X 30 final is coming back to his best form following an injury that kept him out of the game for 12 months. Cooney will receive his award at the G.A.A Handball All-Star Awards which will be held in Croke Park on Saturday 9th February next.
CONNACHT AWARD WINNERS
1) Male Player of the Year - Joe McCann (Mayo)
2) Female Player of the Year - Pauline Gallagher (Mayo)
3) Masters Player of the Year - James Coughlan (Roscommon)
4) Young Male Player of the Year - Martin Mulkerrins (Galway)
5) Young Female Player of the Year - Amy Corrigan (Mayo)
6) Youth Male Player of the Year - Niall Joyce (Galway)
7) Youth Female Player of the Year - Cianna Ní Churrain
8) Official of the Year - John Kennedy (Roscommon)
9) Club Person of the Year - Liam O’Ceallaigh (Roscommon)
10) Coach of the Year - Pierce Lalor (Galway)
11) Special Achievement Award - Martin Cooney (Sligo)
12) Hall of Fame - Ray Doherty (Roscommon)
13) Team of the Year - Williamstown Intermediate Team
14) Club of the Year - Inis Mor
DyNamo Gymnastics Club return to Sligo with 27 shiny medals
DyNamo Gymnastics Club were delighted with their impressive results at an interclub competition hosted by Ballincollig Gymnastics Club in Cork recently, where they claimed 27 medals, taking 1 st, 2nd and 3rd places in Prep B, Grade 1 and Grade 2 in individual and team events.
The standard of gymnastics from the clubs involved was very high which kept the judges busy throughout the competition, resulting in very close scores.
DyNamo Team 2012
The Interclub event was an exciting and well balanced event that offered the challenge of competitive gymnastics, building friendships with other clubs and a lot of fun!
DyNamo Gymnastics Club would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported and helped out at the event, including our coaches, parents and gymnasts, and to Ballincollig Gymnastic Club for their warm hospitality.
DyNamo Gymnastic Team included the following;
Niamh Southcombe & Aoife McGlinchey, Aisling & Roisin Burke, Jane Mc Glinchey & Anna Flannagan, Megan Mc Gowan & Grainne McGowan, Sadhbh McCarthy & Emily Gilmartin; Grade 1 Pairs, Roksana Buller & Roisin Heneghan, Orla Mulvihill & Sarah Mc Cormack, Camille Bacon & Aoife Loughlin; Maedhbh McHugh & Saoirse Gilgarro.
Grade 1 Trios
Rebecca Friel, Sarah White & Carrie Brennan and Claire Clyne, Casey Mc Gowan & Kelsey Henry,Grade 2 Ciara Frahill, Sophia Essmeier & Kate Mc Guinn.
Ballygawley Community Park
Ballygawley Community Park`s AGM will take place on Friday 18th January 2013 at 9pm in Callaghans Bar, Ballygawley. If you are interested in becoming involved in any way in 2013 please attend, All Welcome.
The Sligo Rovers Club Shop will be opening back up from Thursday 10th January in a new temporary location as part of Se7en Menswear in the Quayside Shopping Centre.
To mark the re-opening 'The Sligo Champions' dvd which reviews the 2012 League winning season and is a must have item for any Rovers supporter has been reduced to €10 while the official club calendar is now available for €5 while stock lasts.
There will be several other special offers and the shop will continue to stock the new range of Umbro teamwear with the new jersey set to launch in February.
Se7en is co-owned by Donagh Oates and Declan Walsh. Donagh previously played with Rovers and won the League Cup with the club in 1998.
For further information please see www.sligorovers.com or contact the club on 071-9171212.
11-A-Side Astro Turf League - Wednesday night
Cutting Point 3, Lick My White Gorilla's 2
Melly with two goals for Jackie's while Robbie Clarke got the
Costello and Noel Kenny got the goals for the Gorilla's.
Killanaskully Wanderers 1, Forest Celtic
McDonagh with the games only goal.
Sligo 0-14 IT Sligo 0-5 FBD Connacht League Section 'A'
Kevin Walsh began his fifth year in charge of Sligo by overseeing an efficient victory in a far from testing clash at Ballinode.
With a much-changed Sligo panel on view – former All Star Eamonn O'Hara is one of nine players from last year's squad unable to commit to the 2013 regime – the baton was picked up by established forward Mark Breheny and Niall Murphy, an exciting newcomer.
Breheny notched five points and his tally was matched by Murphy, who, in his second year at this grade, showed well for possession, providing assists for Breheny, twice, and Francis Quinn.
The Michael Moyles-managed IT Sligo were severely depleted – Mark McHugh (Donegal), Kevin Keane (Mayo), Eugene Keating (Cavan) and Tony Taylor (Sligo) were among their absentees.
With their Sigerson Cup tie against NUI Maynooth just weeks away, Moyles was made aware of the work that lies ahead as his charges failed to ruffle Sligo, although Stephen Coen, at corner-forward, was one of a handful who impressed for the students.
Sligo led 0-8 to 0-1 by the 18th minute, their choicest scores coming from Breheny, Murphy and centre-back Mark Quinn, who pointed from long-range.
Points from Coen and Paul O'Connor brought IT Sligo a little closer before the interval, but the winners' half-time lead of five points, 0-8 to 0-3, was never under threat and the winners were 0-14 to 0-3 clear before IT Sligo scored their first point of the second period through Coen's 53rd-minute rasping effort.
SCORERS – Sligo: N Murphy (3f), M Brehe