Shannon Gaels is a rural club in north Roscommon encompassing the parishes of Croghan, Drumlion and Cortober, bordering the town of Carrick-on-Shannon.
The club was founded in 1949 and won our first Senior County title in 1964. Our men’s team currently competes at Intermediate level. In 2006 the ladies club was founded and they quickly moved up the grades winning the intermediate championship in 2015 and reached their first senior final in 2020.
At underage level our club provides coaching and development starting with the nursery academy for the young boys and girls right up to minor level.
The club is an integral part of the community enhancing the social fabric and development of our rural community, most recently during the Covid pandemic volunteers from the club provided support to the vulnerable in our area. Going forward the club plans to upgrade and develop our facilities to ensure we provide enjoyment and opportunity for our players and the wider community.
Training Facilities and Future Plans
The home of Shannon Gaels is in the village of Croghan where our pitch was re-developed to a high standard in 2019. That same year we purchased an adjoining field (very generously donated by a number of club members) which is currently being developed as a training pitch. Towards the end of 2020 the club purchased a building beside the grounds in Croghan and we hope to use this facility to further develop the club.
The development of the training pitch at Croghan is an ambitious project that will secure the future of the club and provide the facilities needed for our kids and adult players to compete at as high a level as possible. It is envisaged that the funds from this fundraiser will go directly towards our development plan.