It was a disappointing start to the Belfry SFC for our senior men’s footballers last Saturday evening as they were decisively beaten by Tubbercurry in their opening championship group game on a final scoreline of 3-21 to 1-9. Despite the usual heroics from team captain Neil Ewing, Tubber ran out deserving winners. The result means this Sunday’s clash with Coolera/Strandhill at Markievicz Park (2pm) becomes critical in terms of our championship ambitions for 2016.
Our junior men’s footballers will take part in a special exhibition match in Scarden this Friday Evening, August 5th, at 7pm, when they play Oman GAA Club who are visiting Ireland to compete at the GAA World Games in Dublin later this month. The Omani delegation will be given a Civic Reception by Sligo County Council on Friday afternoon before making their way to Scarden for the match with our junior team at 7pm. Club support for this special occasion would be appreciated.
The ladies intermediate footballers were well beaten by St Mary’s last Sunday morning in their latest championship game. Our young team tried hard but could not match the power and physicality of their more experienced opponents. Next up: the girls play Owenmore Gaels at Oxfield this Sunday morning at 10am.
Hard luck to girls minor footballers who lost their opening Minor 'A' championship group match to Eastern Harps by five points last Thursday evening. The concession of four first-half goals did the damage in this game. However, the girls deserve a lot of credit for the quality of their second-half display. They simply left themselves with too much to do. The minor championship has a round-robin format this year so there is still plenty to play for.
The boys U14 footballers bowed out of the 'A' Chp quarter-final, going down to Curry by 8-4 to 2-10. This was a closer contest that than the final scoreline suggests. Both sides registered 12 scores over the hour but Curry were the more clinical side up front as their goals tally suggests. Like the league, the U14s now enter the Championship Shield competition.
Our U12 Division 3 team won their league semi-final last week after a convincing 0-13 to 0-5 win over St Mary's in Kent Park. Despite the unseasonal weather and missing a number of players (who are away on overseas holiday duty), the team played some scintillating football and showed a great team spirit. Thanks again to all the mums and dads and supporters who braved the elements to support the boys.
The Benbulben Gaels U14 hurlers host Easkey/St Farnan’s in the championship at Oxfield this Friday evening at 7pm
All club team managers are invited to a meeting in Oxfield this Thursday evening (Aug 4th) at 9pm to help finalise arrangements for the Club’s big BBQ event on Saturday 27th. The day’s activities will include a range of exhibition games and fun events for all age groups and we are keen for management representatives to have an input.