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Replying To Sligobuck21:  "Looks like a lot of movement in managers this year. Anybody heard of any clubs on the hunt or managers moving anywhere?

Looking forward to the return of the county teams after Christmas. Hopefully we can push on after our league campaign last year and try be in the top half of division 3 pushing for promotion. I don't think it's an unrealistic target. I've still not heard of a whole amount of lads getting called in to the squad. Are they back training yet and if so is there any word on newcomers to look out for. Looking forward to seeing if Kevin McLoughlin can bring his experience as a Mayo player to the Sligo team and hopefully have valuable input. I'd imagine this will be McEntee's last year and he will be eyeing up the Armagh job so a solid campaign this year would do him the world of good for that.

Disappointing to see the lack of games played in the u20 club championship. But it's not unexpected. It's a competition that I don't think clubs or players buy into and doesn't fit in to the calendar.

The standard of club football in Sligo unfortunately isn't where it needs to be if we want to be progressing up the divisions. A hammering from Roscommon champions who then had a tight match against the Leitrim champions doesn't look great for us. Is our senior standard that far behind or was it just a bad day for Coolera/Strandhill?
I wasn't at the Easkey match but by all accounts they put in a good performance and weren't far away.
Hopefully Owenmore Gaels can bring home a cup in the Junior A, if they get it right on the day I don't see why they can't.

Sligeach Abú"
Not sure we're at promotion level just yet but certainly remaining in division 3 is a must. I'm not sure if there are fixtures out yet but Wicklow, Limerick, Antrim are games we should be targeting for wins be they away or at home. Down and Westmeath will probably be the favourites to go up and I don't think we'd have the beating of either unless the winter brings some surprises.

All the best to Easkey this weekend in hurling and Owenmore next week.

Sligoman1234 (Sligo) - Posts: 312 - 25/11/2023 08:43:56    2514537


Replying To eoinog:  "You seem to be a little besotted by that post. Get over it. Tune into the toy show , it might take your mind off it"
Well I suppose your belief that our club football is "better than that" has AGAIN been sadly exposed makes me wonder what your belief was based on. Sligo club football unfortunately akin to the Toy Show, light entertainment.

sligo joe (Dublin) - Posts: 620 - 26/11/2023 22:18:12    2514658


Good luck to Owenmore Gaels today. Unreal to be playing a match in December in fantastic conditions. Castleconnor had a good win in the U.20 B last night over Tourlestrane. Tonight is the A final between Drumcliffe/Rosses Point and Eastern Harps.

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1503 - 02/12/2023 09:38:22    2515248


Owenmore will have regrets, had the chances to win the game but did not take them. There best players are still very young, D Walsh really one for the future.

MrUnderhill (Sligo) - Posts: 46 - 05/12/2023 10:18:51    2515569


The curtain has come down on all GAA activities for the year with the exception of the hurlers from Easkey. Any club that failed to field in either or both of the U.20 or U.19 competition can't really expect to make much progress .Any club involved in the Connacht Club games can be forgiven. . No excuse for not fielding in the middle of summer before the start of the Adult championship. Looking back over the year we did what we set out to do with the Co team getting out of Div 4 in football. Did brilliant to retain the U.20 crown then beat Kerry in the semi final and got cursed with injuries for the All Ireland Final losing to Kildare. The minor team were very poor which must be a source of concern. I don't know enough about hurling to make a comment. The Ladies were poor but at underage they had a good year. Looking forward to next year we have 4 home games in Div 3 which is brilliant as home games really count for a lot. I expect we will comfortably keep our Div 3 status and hopefully we might challenge for promotion.. We will be leaving 2023 in a better position than this time last year which is positive progress

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1503 - 06/12/2023 15:46:42    2515761