TUAM and DISTRICT Sports Notes (Tuesday, 28th August 2018)

Donegal Boston
The Donegal Boston panel including Corofin players Liam Silke, Dylan Wall and Jason Leonard. Number 12, Diarmuid Connolly, Dublin, got 12 of the 17 points scored by Donegal Boston.

Covering local sports news in Tuam and the surrounding areas including Abbeyknockmoy, Claremorris, Corofin, Dunmore, Kilconly, Sylane and Others.



Our annual Waltz Open Competition took place last weekend with a fantastic turnout of teams. We thank everyone who came out and supported this fun competition.

1st Giovanni Carroll, Jack Dermody, Stephen Woods and Aidan Bane (94 Pts).  

2nd Pete Fahy, Peter Ryan, John Bodkin, Martin Murphy (93 Pts)

3rd Danny McGrath, Francis Canavan, Tom Maher, Sean O Dea (91 Pts)

4th Shona Hendrick, Tom McHugh, Jack Treacy, Seamus Treacy (89 Pts).

Ladies; Jacqui McGrath, Siobhan Joyce, Mary McDonagh, Catherine Canavan (87 Pts). 



OsKaRs Fundraiser: There is only two weeks to go to the casting night on 10th September 2018. A large number of actors and actresses have already signed up for this fundraising event. If anyone is interested in taking part please email sylaneoskars@gmail.com.

Sylane Hurling and Camogie club will soon begin the process of preparing to film iconic scenes from 7 major movied with local actors, and a major fund raising drove for the club.    Each of these 10 minute movies will be filmed in and around Sylane hinterland area in Mid October 2018.

We will have a major red carpet “OsKaRs” Gala night on 3rd November 2018 at which all of the movies will be launched for the very first time at a Glitz & Glamour event.  A judging panel will adjudicate on each movie in front of a sold out Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit.

The club is seeking sponors, advertisers and donations for this special event.  We appreciate any support that your business may be able to give us we would be happy to discuss any queries you may have.

The dedicated email address for this fund raising event is sylaneoskars@gmail.com.  All programme advertisement and logo’s should be emailed to this address.

Launch night will be Friday September 14th in Corralea Court Hotel Tuam when the cast and movies will be announced.

Well done to our U14 hurler Shane Mitchell Dunmore who represented Galway U14’s in the Sonny Walsh/Tony Forristal tournaments played in Waterford last weekend.

U15s will play Skehana/Mountbellew/Moylough tomorrow Thursday at 6.30pm in Skehana in their first group game of U15 B1 championship.

Lotto Numbers drawn on 21st August 2018 for jackpot €9,700 were 7,21,22,28. No jackpot winner and no match three winner. Draw takes place in clubhouse every Monday night at 9pm and is open to the public.

Best of Luck to Alan Morris, Liam Judge and Matthew Cooley who are all part of the Galway Minor Football squad in the All Ireland Minor Football Final in Croke Park this Sunday.

Congratulations to Conor O Shaughnessy who was part of the Connacht U18 rugby squad who won the inter provincials U18 competition last weekend.



U12s and minors had a game on Monday evening, update on facebook.

Thanks to all players who supported the recent 50/50 lotto draw, if you still have tickets can you please give to your manager or any committee member.  Lotto collectors for next Sunday 2nd September are Janette & Jarlath Slattery and Sinead & Padraig Murray.

Hard luck to Sarah & Lauren and all the Galway ladies who were defeated by Dublin in the All Ireland Semi Final last Saturday evening.

The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to Eimear Greene & best wishes to all our players who are getting ready for a new school year or heading off to college!

If doing an end of summer clear out, all unwanted clothes, sheets towels etc, just put in black bags and will be collected as part of our “cash for clobber” and can be left outside the gaa dressing rooms, this is a very worthwhile ongoing fundraiser for our club, thanks as always for support.



  • 14 World Championship Medals
  • 4 Gold each for Emma Kinane and Gavin Kelly
  • Celebration and Parish Tour this Saturday (1st September)



Congratulations to Crumlin’s Sinéad Coleman on winning the U16 All Ireland with Galway against Cork last weekend. Galway won 3-14 to 1-7 and Sinead started at wing forward. Hopefully the first of many All Ireland’s for her.

The club are looking forward to welcoming her and her teammates to the clubhouse in the near future with the All Ireland trophy.

Our seniors resume championship next Saturday in Ballinasloe V Padraig Pearses at 4pm. Two draws so far in the group has left us in a good place but with Pearses, Athenry and Ardrahan to come we would need to be winning two more games to book our place in the knockout stages.

Well done to our U6’s who hosted Ballygar last Friday and played two great games with some excellent skills on show. For most this was the first time to don the Abbey jersey and they all grew a foot taller with the red and blue on their backs!

Our U8’s also played Ballygar and competed in a great game of hurling. Well done to all.

There is an U11 tournament next Saturday 1st September in Abbey where we welcome Parteen Co. Clare,and St. Joseph’s Doora Barefield, Co. Clare along with Sarsfields of Galway in a friendly tournamnet where very player will receive the same participation medal and treats afterwards.

We welcome back Kevin Mannion, Parteen and formerly of Abbeyknockmoy who has grandchildren on a few different teams!

U15’s have possibility of championship v Kilconieron at home this Thursday.

Our minors are back in action this Wednesday in Abbey.

Note for diary: Sunday 9th September. 

We are having a family celebration evening with everyone in the parish invited to attend to see facilities we have available and to honour our recent boys and girls Feile Hurling/ camogie and handball champions 2018. Spread the word

Lotto numbers 20 August: 3, 15, 16, 21. 

No Winner. Two Match 3’s: Patsy Devane, Annette Murray.

Lucky Dip: Ryan’s.

Thanks to all for supporting us in our lotto.

Play online at: www.abbeyknockmoy.gaa.ie/club-lotto
You can purchase 10, 25 or 52 draws.

€2 per line or 3 for €5 in normal envelopes in the various pubs and shops in the parish.

Congrats to Abbeyknockmoy handball club who achieved huge success in the recent World Handball Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The team won 10 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze medal. Excellent achievement lads and ladies.




Our seniors returned to action in the Championship, Group 1 when they defeated An Cheathrú Rua by 5-16 to 1-8 played in Clonbur on Saturday evening.  Corofin’s opening goal was scored in the first minute by Ciarán Brady.

The second half goals came from Martin Farragher, Gary Sice and Dylan Canney (2).  Well done lads.

As a result of this win, the team has qualified for the quarter-final of the championship.  They have one game remaining in the group against St. James’.

Donegal Boston won the Boston Senior Championship Final played in Canton, Boston on Sunday.  We sent congratulations to Liam Silke who lined out at full back and to Jason Leonard and Dylan Wall who were also involved with Donegal.

The final score was Donegal Boston 0-17 to Wolfe Tones 1-12.

The Junior Championship North – Group B game against Tuam Stars fixed for Saturday, was conceded by Tuam Stars.  As a result, Corofin top the group with six points from the three scheduled games.

The Junior C Championship North – Group A game, fixed for Sunday last, was conceded by Loughrea.  This team also top the group with 6 points from their three games played.

They have yet to play Annaghdown (at home) and Mountbellew-Moylough (away).

The Junior A team have also topped their group with 6 points from their three scheduled games.

We send best wishes to Tony Gill, Matthew Cooley, Conor Halbard, Rob Carr and to the Galway team who play Kerry All-Ireland Minor Football Final at 1.00 pm in Croke Park on Sunday.

Paid up members wishing to be included in the draw for the Club’s allocation of All-Ireland tickets should text Michael Ryder (086 8063166), Jimmy McHugh (086 3816948) or John Raftery (087 2585843) by 6.00 pm on Wednesday at the latest.

The Club congratulates Alan Burke and Laura Gonzalez, who were married in Sitges, Barcelona on Saturday.  We wish them a long and happy life together.

Well done to Tommy Farragher, who won 2 gold and 2 silver medals in the All Ireland Athletic championships in Tullamore last weekend. He is the national record holder in the Hammer and will represent Ireland in the World Masters Championships in Malaga next month.

The Club offers its sympathy to the family and friends of Eileen Cunningham, Togher, mother of Geraldine Collins, Curry, who died recently.  May she rest in peace.

Lotto numbers 1, 12, 14, 24. No winner of Jackpot and three match 3, Mike Hanley, Stephen Reilly, Eileen Ryan. Seller’s prize Liz Ansbro. Next week’s jackpot is €7,400 and draw in Club Office.‬

Donegal Boston
The Donegal Boston panel including Corofin players Liam Silke, Dylan Wall and Jason Leonard. Number 12, Diarmuid Connolly, Dublin, got 12 of the 17 points scored by Donegal Boston.


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