Ficheall 2024

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On February - 12 - 2024

The South Mayo Ficheall Tournament was a great success with 128 chess players taking part. Thanks to Garrymore GAA for the use of the hall, especially Pat Hession and Danny McHugh for setting everything up. Chess helps children develop everyday social skills by bringing them together playing games face to face.

Chess has been described as the art of logical thinking. It improves memory, problem-solving and concentration. There are no barriers to entry and children who may have difficulties with literacy or numeracy can participate in, and excel at, chess. We are grateful to Ms. O’Toole and @Lehinch Primary for supporting the initiative with our 5th & 6th Class pupils.

Ficheall 2024 @ Garrymore

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2023 Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Posted by Ms. McDonald On November - 9 - 2023

Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal is an annual campaign that delivers gifts straight into the hands of children affected by poverty. Often these shoebox gifts are the only gift that a child will receive at Christmas and the joy that they bring is incredible. Thanks so much to everyone for your support of this very worthy cause.

2023 Shoebox Appeal

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Congratulations boys and girls!

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On September - 28 - 2023

Congratulations to our boys and girls who overcame Taugheen, Irishtown and Meelickmore to qualify for the next round of the Mini-7s football competition which takes place on Thursday, October 5th @ 10am in the Dome, Bekan. Both boys and girls are in Group B with Gaelscoil Uileog de Búrca, the Boys’ NS & Muire Gan Smál Primary School in Claremorris. The girls were delighted to by joined by Sophie and Anna from Lehinch NS.

Gortskehy Boys - 2023 Gortskehy/Lehinch Girls - 2023

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McCartan Cup Champions

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On June - 9 - 2023
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The 2023 McCartan Cup kicked off with Gortskehy taking on the reigning champions Robeen. The game was competitive with some fabulous skills being showcased throughout the field. Gortskehy finished on top with a scoreline of 4 – 3 to 1 – 4.

The next preliminary game featured Gortskehy v Roundfort. The referee threw in the ball at 6.30pm and Roundfort opened the scoring with a fine point. The next score came from Eoin Hession, Gortskehy, who slotted over to level proceedings. This would prove to be Gortskehy’s only score of the half with Roundfort adding a point and finding the net towards the end of half-time (Gortskehy 0 – 1, Roundfort 1 – 2).

Gortskehy came more into the game in the second half with Jamie Delaney tapping over. He added to his tally shortly afterwards following a beautiful pass from Eoin Hession which found Jamie one-on-one with the goalie and making no mistake to leave the teams level. Roundfort responded with a goal and a point of their own to once again take control of the match. A fine goal by Cian Slattery left the bare minimum between the teams but Roundfort finished stronger scoring another two points to see out the game with a three-point win.

Next up was Robeen v Roundfort with the latter finishing stronger and setting up a final where they would once again face Gortskehy. The crowd roared as Mark Tuffy threw in the ball and Roundfort once again opened the scoring with a well-worked point following a lovely passing move. Gavin Murphy was quick to restore parity for Gortskehy who quickly got into their stride and knocked over a string of three unanswered points thanks to Cian Slattery (2) and Jamie Delaney (1). Roundfort continued to press and scored a fine goal on the stroke of half-time to leave the teams level on a scoreline of 0 – 4 to 1 – 1.

The excitement grew as the second half got underway with Eoin Hession blasting home a goal after three minutes of play. Roundfort responded with a point but Cian Slattery extended the lead with a great goal and cemented Gortskehy’s advantage with a great point shortly afterwards. Roundfort hit back with a point but this proved to be their final score as, arguably, the point of the game came from Corey Jennings who somehow managed to slot between the posts from a very tight angle.

Gortskehy ran out winners on a scoreline of 2 – 6 to 1 – 3. It’s the first time in twenty years that Gortskehy have won the competition on their own. The fine, open football and fantastic skills shown by all teams bode well for the future of our local clubs.

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County Semi-Finals

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 15 - 2023

Congratulations to our boys and girls who have reached the County Semi-Final of the Cumann na mBunscol football competition. Both teams play the North Mayo winners, Ardagh NS, on Wednesday next (May 17th) in Mulvey Park, Castlebar, F23X651.

The girls play on Pitch 1 (higher-ground pitch on the left-hand side) with throw-in at 11.30am. The boys play on Pitch 2 (lower-ground pitch on the right-hand side) with throw-in also at 11.30am. Everyone is invited to come along and support the teams.

Cumann na mBunscol

Cumann na mBunscol

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