Club News 7th March 2014

Fixtures: ACFL 2014 Shannon Gaels v Cornafean @ 2pm on Sunday 23rd March in Blacklion Please come along to the game and support the team 

Best of luck to Stephen McManus, Aaron O’Hara, Niall Walsh, Neven O’Donnell and the Cavan under 21 team who take on Derry in the Ulster Under 21 Championship Preliminary Round on Wednesday 12th March 2014 @ 8pm in Derry

Lotto: No Jackpot Winner. Numbers Drawn: 5, 11, 18 and 25. €20 Winners: Sarah McCann, John P McManus, Legeelan, Jim Delacey and David Keys. Next draw 08/03/14 in Fitzpatrick’s Bar, Blacklion Jackpot €3,950.

Club Membership & Registration: Membership is now due for 2014 and it’s not just for players but for anybody who wants to be a member of the GAA. All players(both adult and underage) need to register to be covered by insurance. The fees are Adults €30, Under 18’s €15 and Family €75. For more information contact John Cassidy, Club Registrar on 087 2285020 or click here

Under 12 Girls training commencing on Tuesday 11th March at 6.30pm in Blacklion.  Players born in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 should attend.

Under 16 Girls League: Cornafean v Shannon Gaels on Saturday 8th March 2014 @ 12 noon in Cornafean and Shannon Gaels v Killeshandra on Sunday 23rd March 2014 in Blacklion. U16 girls training continues at 7pm on Monday’s and Wednesday’s in Blacklion

Congratulations to Aogán Ó Fearghail who has been elected as Uachtaráin-Tofa Chumann Lúthchleas Gael and will become President of the GAA in 2015, the first Cavan man to be elected to this post.

Allianz National Football League –  Cavan V Sligo in Kingspan Breffni Park on Sunday 9th March 2014

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on Sunday 12th January 2014 at 7pm in the Market House, Blacklion. Thank you to those who attended. The Annual Report for 2013 is available to read here.

The following are the Shannon Gaels Club Officers for 2014. Chairman – John Paul Feeley, Vice Chair – Francie McManus, Secretary – Fiona McManus, Treasurer – Pauline Murray, PRO & Assistant-Secretary – Rosaleen Wynne, Assistant Treasurer – Philip Feeley, Registrar – John Cassidy, Cultural Officer – Ben Cassisdy, Coaching Officer – Ollie Nolan and the Children’s Officer is Nevin O’Donnell.

The Joe Maguire Memorial Cup in aid of Blacklion Social Services & North West Hospice took place on St. Stephen’s Day, Thursday 26/12/13 in Blacklion. Belcoo were the winners over Shannon Gaels by 2 points on the day. In the 50/50 draw Tom Leonard won the first prize of €100 and Veronica O’Donnell won the 2nd prize of €50. The match was followed by refreshments in Fitzpatrick’s Bar. Thank you to all who supported this event. You can view photos of the event thanks to Tony Griffin at

The Presentation of Medals to the Shannon Gaels Under 14 Girls Division 3 League County Champions by Killian Clarke and Aillish Cornyn took place in the Market House Blacklion on Sunday evening 8th December 2013. You can view photos from the event on

A big thank you to Vincy & Anne McGovern, Hillview Transport for sponsoring Hoodies for the League winning Under 14 Girls Team.

The Night at the Races took place on Sunday 29th December 2013 in the Glan Bar. A big thank you to everybody who sponsored or part sponsored races, purchased horses and supported this fundraising event by attending on the night and also to all those who assisted with organising and running the event on the night. The full list of sponsors was as follows:-

Main Sponsors

  • LMJ
  • The Glan Bar
  • The Bush Bar
  • Fitzpatricks Bar
  • Michael Fitzpatrick Plant Hire
  • The Meadow View Inn Cavan
  • Quinn Building Products
  • Bradys of Arva
  • AIB Manorhamillton
  • Belcoo Pharmacy
  • Manorhamilton & District Credit Union

Joint Sponsors

  • Frank Eddies Bar
  • Eugene McCann Spar
  • Seamus Dolan Electrical
  • Charlie Dolan—Dowra PO
  • Shuttercraft
  • Glenfarne Wood Products
  • Hilview Transport
  • Gilmartin Insurance