2010

Gráinne Mhaols thrilling 5-6 to 5-3 semi final victory in Letterfrack over St Michaels secured the club’s passage to its first Under-16 Championship Final since 2004.   This final turned out to be a local derby, an all Connemara clash between Cailíní an Iarthair and  Cailíní Dúiche Seoighe.  The West Connemara girls were hoping to bring…


First Amongst Women

My  initial introduction to the gaelic sporting experience was through the primary school competitive structures of the nineties. My two children Shane and Ciara attended our local school in Lettergesh and there was a very intense footballing rivalry between the four schools of the parish at that time. Shane was able to further his involvement…


2006

In May 2006 Gráinne Mhaols competed in the Aisling McGing Memorial Cup Tournament for the second year running. They were defeated by Kilmovee Shamrocks (Mayo) in the semi-final. The following month Mna an Iarthair headed north to Mayo again, this time for the opening round of the Connacht Senior Open Championship against the aristocrats of…


2005

Aisling McGing Remembered On last Friday night in the Drum Inn, Clogher, large crowds gathered for the launch of the Aisling McGing Memorial Cup, in memory of the late Carnacon and county ladies footballer, Aisling McGing, Killawalla. For the launch of the Memorial Cup, which was sponsored by the McGing family, the Clogher lounge was…


2004

In 2004, Gráinne Mhaols LFGA negotiated a number of three-year sponsorships with the following West Connemara based businesses; Sweeney Oil (Main Sponsor, Adult Teams), Peter Keane Ariel Services (Under16s), Broderick’s Electrical (Under 14) and John Wallace Travel (Under 12). The arrangements re same were put in place at the latter end of the previous season.…