News 26th January

posted 26 Jan 2015, 14:09 by castleconnor sligo
The Club are presenting the Kube on Saturday 21st February in the Diamond Coast commencing at 8.00pm. Thanks to all contestants who have volunteered so far, any other volunteers please contact Darren Ruane, Frank Barrett or Bart Barrins. €1000 for the winner! Admission on the night is just €10 for a great night of entertainment with a DJ afterwards. Please Support
Next Sunday – February 1st the Gerard Jones Memorial Tournament takes place in the community centre commencing at 11am. Come along for a great day of action.
Congratulations to Clubman Martin Cooney who received a Special Achievement Award at the Connacht GAA Awards on Friday last.
Martin was recognised for his amazing achievements last year - Securing 3 All Ireland Handball Titles in one year.
Martin is a huge influence on the Juvenile's within the Club and we hope that a lot more All Ireland success will come the Club's way.
It was a Tough Day for the Castleconnor in the 40x20 Connacht Handball Semi-Finals in Corballa on Sunday last.
First up was Micheal Jones who took on Damien Ryder from Mayo. Micheal didn't really get going in the first match loosing 21-6. The second Match however proved to be very entertaining, with some great Handball from both players. But it wasn't to be and Mayo took the second game 21-16.
Next up was Jason Earlis who took on Darragh Ruane who was also from Mayo. Jason took the first game in a thriller, with a 21-18 scoreline. The Mayo player started the second game very strong and won the game with a 21-7 scoreline. The match went to a tie breaker and  it was obvious that the crowd wasn't going anywhere!
However, early in the match Jason took a ball off the back wall but immediately roared  in pain. It was clear to see that an old injury had come back to haunt him and he had  no option but to forfeit the match.
Congratulations to both players on making it to the Semi-Final stages and the Club wishes Jason a speedy recovery.
A massive Thank You to all the supporters who turned out in great numbers - and to Mary in the kitchen.
Its that time of year again when Club Registrars Shane and Ultan are looking to collect membership. The usual fee is €60 for senior members and €40 for juveniles. 
Lotto Jackpot €16,400
Next draw in Mahony's Bar on January 31st.  Get your tickets online and in the usual outlets!
New Jersey Sponsorship:
We are delighted to announce Judges Daybreak and Top Oil Filling Station, Sligo Road  in Ballina as our sponsor for another set of adult jerseys along with new socks and shorts. Many thanks to Eamon, Rowena, Ronan and all in Judges for their support. Many thanks to Declan Flynn for sponsoring a new set of U-10 jerseys. Declan has sponsored many new kits in the past few years for our underage teams and the club really appreciate this. Thanks to all our sponsors, please support our local business people.

Senior Football:
The Benson cup will commence on the weekend of  15th February with the Division 2 league starting the weekend after. Fixtures and details will be available during the coming week.
Indoor Hurling for juveniles will be commencing in the coming weeks. More details soon.
Good Luck to the Sligo senior team starting their league campaign with an away fixture to Limerick next Sunday.