Shandonagh 4-8 Loughnavalley 3-11


On Sunday evening last we enjoyed a fantastic and thrilling first round of the junior championship against near neighbours Loughnavalley. As each team enjoyed periods of dominence, it was difficult even going into the final minute, to foresee the final result. Throughout the game every duel was hard fought and hard won by both sides. If ever a draw was the fairest result, this was it. The support and encouragement from the sideline was most welcome. To the ladies involved, only one point needs to be made: dedication to training is essential to build from here. It begins on Tuesday and continues on Friday at 7.00pm.  Be there




Our  ladies commence their pre season training on Monday evening from 7.00pm until 8.00pm with their INSANITY training. It continues on Wednesday and Friday evenings at the same times. The cost is €2.00 per person. All welcome.





On Monday last 31st of August, our Ladies took to the field in Coralstown Kinnegad in the 2015 semi final of the Westmeath Ladies Junior Championship.  Unfortunately our girls came up against a stronger, more experienced and more physical Downs side. And whilst Shandonagh went in ahead on the scoreboard at half time (0-5 to 0-3), thanks to efficiency of our forwards and resolute defending the writing was on the wall. The fluidity of the Downs middle third was apparent and it was their lack of a score taker that was letting them down. They rectified this at half time. They kept our girls tp just one point in the whole ofvthe second half. Our season is not finished just yet however as there is still the matter of a league to finish out. 6th September 2015




During the week we played a good challenge against Ballycomoyle. We hope that this work out will serve us well as we take on Delvin / St. Paul's in the Championship next weekend. Training continues as normal on Tuesday at 7.00pm this week. It is imperative that we have full attendance.

We will miss Eaodoin Conway terribly as she heads away on her American educational adventure. We wish Eaodoin well and look forward to her playing with us again next year. 2nd August 2015




SHANDONAGH 2-4  THE Downs 5-10.


Unfortunately our ladies went down in their Championship match last Wednesday evening. It is more important now than ever to knuckle down and commit to training and salvage what's left of our season. To this end training continues at 7. 00 pm on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday morning. 26th July 2015




Training for this group continues at 7.00 pm on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday morning. We extend get well soon wishes to Lizzy Gray who picked up an injury recently. 12th July 2015




Shandonagh 1-5 Moate 0-10 


This was a disappointing result for a squad that had championship hopes for 2015. However it is in the face of adversity that champions and leaders are born. It is now imperative that our talented girls pick themselves up from this setback, train harder and in greater numbers to achieve what is within their spirit.


On a related matter it was great to see our terraces (such as they are) as full as they were. There is a community support behind these girls, that is growing in number by the game. So thank you to all the supporters who came and were vocal in their support for this squad. 5th July 2015




Garrycastle 5-11 Shandonagh 6-9 


On Thursday evening last our ladies made the journey to the outskirts of Athlone to take on Garrycastle in the latest round of their league campaign. At stake was a spot in the league final.


Our girls settled quickly and comfortably and indeed they went on to establish an early lead in the first half. They were aided in this by a strong breeze at their backs on an otherwise lovely evening for a game of football. The youthful Garrycastle side however did not panic and indeed kept comfortaby in touch with some well worked points and 2 very well taken goals. We went in at the interval ahead on a scoreline of 2-7 to the home side's 2-4.


Garrycastle's young guns came out with full intent for the second half. And whilst points were traded and end to end football played, it was the Shannonsiders who proved more accurate in front of the posts. They edged ever closer and indeed with 10 minutes from time got a goal to get their noses 2 points in front. Our ladies stuck to their guns and never gave up. They eventually managed to get clean ball into full forward Annemarie Scally who needed no second invitation as she rifled the ball to the back of the Garrycastle net. We were a point ahead with 2 minutes of extra time played. This was compelling viewing and credit must go to both sides for the spirit in which the game was played. The time and date of the final will be announced later 21st June 2015




Our ladies take on Garrycastle in Garrycastle at 7.00 pm next Friday evening in the next round of the league.  All genuine support is most welcome. 14th June 2015





Training continues as normal on Tuesday at 7. 00pm and again on Friday night. There are no games this week so it is important that a full attendance at training is achieved




Streamstown 2-2 Shandonagh 6-19


This was the second round of the 2015 junior championship. It was a great win and keeps our championship dream alive. Training continues as usual on Tuesday at 7.00 pm and Friday at 7.00pm. 24th May 2015




Our ladies play the next round in the Ladies Junior Championship in a game on Tuesday evening in Streamstown against Streamstown at 7 .30pm. All support welcome.


Training will continue as normal on Friday evening. 17th May 2015




Training continues at St. Kenny's school on Tuesday at 7. 00pm and again on Friday night. 10th May 2015




Well done to our ladies who took on St. Joseph's last Thursday in Streamstown. They came out on the right side of a 3-15 to 2-1 scoreline.



Training continues at St. Kenny's school on Tuesday at 7. 00pm and again on Friday night. 3rd May 2015




On Sunday last our ladies took on Kinnegad /Coralstown in a top of the league tussle. The ladies in red hit the rain sodden ground running however,  and went in ahead at half time ahead on a scoreline of 2-1 to 1-6.


Try as our ladies would in the second half, they could not close the gap and unfortunately from our point of view the full time score read 2-10 to 2-7.


Training continues on Wednesday night at 7.00pm.


Our first Championship match takes place next Friday night at 7.30pm in Athlone against Athlone.  All support welcome. This promises to be a cracker of a game if last year's games are anything to go by. For those of you who can't remember, we eventually nicked a win after extra time in the second game.12 April PRO





Training continues on Tuesday from 6-45pm to 8.00pm & Friday from 7.00pm until 8.00pm. Details of the postponed game against Athlone will be posted on the website as soon as details become available. 5th April 2015




Training continues every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday . Our 1st championship match next Saturday evening at 7 pm in athlone against Athlone. All support welcome.











Shandonagh 3-11 Delvin / St. Paul's 1-4


Make no mistake, this was a great start to the year. Whilst our girls settled down quickly and had 2-2 to show after 5 minutes, Delvin St. Paul's rallied to go in at half time 3-4 to 1-4. Dominence in the mid field berths by Joanne Walsh and Cliona O'Mahony allowed us to impose ourselves better in the second half. The duel between Sarah Kelly and her opposite number was compelling viewing with both girls competing for every ball wholeheartedly. Westmeath County Panelist Roisin Brennan contributed a significant 1-4 from play and Charmaine Quonn played a real full forwards role with her 2 well taken goals. Erratic shooting with 12 wides over the course of the hour could have cost us dearly in a tighter game. However, it was a win which we needed to settle down a squad of 25 with a number of key players yet to return. To give credit where credit is due, Delvin/ St. Paul's proved a fit and challenging team with a never say die attitude. In Shandonagh, we must now invest in positive training. Therefore full attendance at training on Wednesday is essential to move onwards and upwards for championship 2015. This commences on 4th April.