Tuesday 21 November 2017

Coolera Strandhill


Bord na nOg held their annual presentation evening in Ransboro School Hall, the following girls received rewards - U/12 best player: Kayla Kerrigan. U/12 Most improved: Eimear Brown. U/14 Best player: Maeve Kenneally. U/14 Most improved: Attracta O'Halloran.The club appreciates the sponsorship from BTW Tiles and M&K Oils for a new set of jerseys for the girls

Outdoor hurling coaching for underage teams up to and including U14 continues on Saturday mornings at Ransboro Park from 11am to 12.30pm. All are welcome to participate.

Our senior hurlers will play the final round of the Tain league on Saturday, April 6th at 2pm away to Wolfe Tones, Longford.

Well done to our U16 footballers who continued their winning run with victory over Castleconner on Sunday in a wind swept St. Brendans Park. Kevin Banks gave a man of the match display at mid field. Score was 6-6 to 0-5

There was no winner of our weekly club lotto and no match 3. The numberss were 3, 12,15 and 31. Next week's lotto jackpot is €5,300.

Anybody who has old clothes, shoes, handbags curtains, etc. that they no longer want can bring/give such items to the club in Ransboro Park every Saturday from 12 to 4pm. If you wish the club can collect these items. Please put them in a black bag ready for collection. Contact Joe 0879558530 or Rita 0872823394

Hurling Board

The last round of the Tain Hurling league takes place on Saturday, April 6th with Coolera-Strandhill playing away to Wolfe Tones of Longford and Western Gaels playing away to Cluainin of Leitrim – both games throw-in at 2pm. The U16 hurling league commences on Wednesday, April 3rd with a first round of matches

Drumcliff-Rosses Point

Under-12's, Coaching this Monday evening 1st April 5pm to 6.30pm Rosses Point NS, coaching Thursday evening Oxfield 6pm to 7pm.

Minore play Enniscrone away on Tuesday 2nd April and Tuesday 9th April home to St Farnans.

U-14/U16, training this Wednesday evening Oxfield at 7 pm, U16 game v. Owenmore Gaels in Collooney at 6.30 Friday evening.

Registration, on Saturday morning 6th April, 10am to 11am, competitions are now starting in earnest we need everyone to register.

Senior League Division game v. Tubbercurry ended in victory on a score of 2-12 to 1-09. I

Rathcormac NS Girls won the County Amigo skills final for the second year in a row. They received a set of jerseys for the School and they go on training to the Connacht Centre of Excellence with other County winners. Team; Sinead Regan, Rachel Quigley, Molly, and Megan Brady.

Realt na Mara NS Rosses Point were represented by Jenny Demmel, Kate Keyes, and Ava O Grady, and the boys were represented by Eoin Armstrong, Caoilte Brannigan, and Josh Henry on Tuesday 5th March. The Boys team were outright winners and qualified for the County Finals on the 21st March, Eoin, Caoilte and Josh took second place in the finals.

Kellogg's GAA Cul Camps, from July 15th to 19 in Oxfield, Mary Power is co-ordinating this camp this year again on behalf of the club.


A last gasp free kick converted by the reliable boot of Com McManus earned our senior footballers their first brace of points in this year's division one league. A brilliant individual goal by David O'Reilly mid-way through the 2nd half proved to be the decisive score. However a plucky Shamrock Gels outfit battled gamely almost securing a share of the spoils. Next up in this competition is the visit of perennial favourites Tourlestrane.

Our senior ladies also picked up two points on Good Friday by way of a walk over when Drumcliff failed to felid on the day. The U.16 girls team was beaten by Eastern Harps in the opening round of the league. The unavailability of key players due to injury was unfortunate against such strong opposition.

An enthusiastic and hardy bunch of youngsters braved Artic conditions to participate in the Easter Training Camp in the Sportsfield on Monday last. Many thanks to; chief organiser Teresa O'Rourke and coaches who attended on the day.

Cead mile fáilte to our newest member Eddie Smyth. Eddie is a new arrival for senior footballers Daniel and Anne-Marie.

Realt Na Seachtaine: This weeks winner is Dara Mastin. The "Man in the Cap" was the stand out player in the half time exhibition game at the weekend.

Ceist na Seachtaine: Name the former Geevagh senior footballer who was a team mate of All-Star Harry Keegan at Castlerea St Kevin's in the late 1970s - last week's answer; John Keogh.


The Seniors were beaten on Saturday by Coolera/Strandhill - scoreline 2-12 to 0-9 points.

Congratulations to Matthew Davey on making his senior debut this week and well done to D. Murtagh who had a great game between the sticks.

Ballymote Minors are in action against Shamrock Gaels at home on Tuesday, 2nd April. Throw-in time is scheduled for 6.30pm.

The U-16s play Eastern Harps away from home on Friday, 5th April. Throw in time set for 6.30pm.

The Junior Team were also in action in a challenge match against Eastern Harps last Good Friday evening. This year, the team is under the guidance of Adrian Brehony, Frank and Jim Gallagher. Training is at 7pm every Thursday night and the club hopes that the excellent turn-out for these sessions continue.

The monthly committee meeting takes place this Thursday, 4th March at 9pm in the Community Health Centre,

Sligo Ladies

After a very successful Connacht blitz and a series of trials the U14 management had to come up with a panel of 30 to take to the upcoming games. The following are the selected players: Roisin Faughnan (Ballymote),Lisa McGrath(Ballymote), Attracta Halloran (Coolera), Leah Gannon (C.T. Gaels), Aimee Oates (Drumcliff), Lisa McLoughlin (Drumcliff), Sinead Regan (Drumcliff), Orla O'Dowd (Eastern Harps), Shannon Doherty (Eastern Harps), Megan McCormack (Eastern Harps), Eimear Henry (Eastern Harps), Leanne Powell (Eastern Harps), Meave Duffy (Eoghan Rua), Aimie Cawley (Eoghan Rua), Nora O'Reilly (Geevagh), Sinead Mohan (Geevagh) Leah Kelly (St Farnans), Aisling Egan (St Marys), Emma Gallagher (St Marys), Kayleigh Haran (St Michaels), Sorcha Codd (St Michaels), Lisa Flynn (St Molaise Gaels), Cliona McGowan (St Molaise Gaels), Deidre Byrne (St Molaise Gaels), MaryAnn O'Kennedy (St Nathys), Katie Reynolds (St Nathys), Molly Kennedy (Tourlestrane), Meave Normally (Tourlestrane). They go on to play their first game of the group stages against Leitrim on Saturday 6th April in Sligo IT grounds at 6pm. Please support the girls. The Minor squad is up against Leitrim on Monday 1st of April at 6pm in Sean O'Heslins Ballinamore. Please support the girls.

Todate it has been 2 wins out of 5 for the Sligo Intermediate Ladies and they were playing Wexford at home on Sunday last in a must win game to help them reach a play-off stage.Sligo had the upperhand for most of the game with a first half goal coming from Roisin Collery to settle the players. At half time Sligo were 4 points up but Wexford got some vital scores to narrow the gap. Karen Maloney took some all important points through-out the game and she was helped by Aine Gormley and Nicole Fowley who secured that all important win for Sligo with a final score of 1.8 to 0.8. The final group game is against Tipperary on the 7th April at home at 2pm (venue to be confirmed).

"Pet Stop" are 2013 main sponsor of Sligo Ladies Football.

The Sligo sports Partnership are running an 'Inclusive Sport' training workshop for coaches, instructors and leaders it will be loaded with fun games and activities that can be used through all sports, warm ups, cool downs, team building games, camps and more. The Ladies Gaelic Association wish to promote this workshop as they are generic ideas to be taken from it that coaches can adapt to there own sport. If you or your members are interested please contact Diane in the Sports Partnership on 071 9161511.

St. Michael's

St Michael's had their first outing of the league on Friday night under lights in Tourlastrane and ran out convincing winners with a scoreline of 5-14 to 1-6. Over the Easter weekend St Michaels played host to the Tara's Club from London as part of the Gathering 2013, this was the first Gathering event held in Sligo. on Saturday we firstly had a under 10 game against St John's which all the children really enjoyed. Then the main event of the weekend then followed with St Michael's and Tara's took to the field in lovely conditions a very enjoyable game of football was watched by spectators from home and abroad with Tara's team lining out with 3 ex St Michael's players The McLoughlin Brothers. The game was followed by presentations to both clubs to mark the occasion and a meal in Morans generously sponsored by Hugh and Mary Moran, the club would like to thank Hugh and Mary for helping us make the weekend such a success. A great night was had by all with music by Billy & Leo. We would like to thank Tara's for travelling over to us and wish them a safe journey home and also welcome home to all the lads who returned for the game


The U-16 Tubbercurry/Cloonacool team ran out winners against St. Farnan's recently. The next game is away to St Molaise Gaels on Friday 5th April at 6.30pm.

The Tubbercurry/Cloonacool Minor team played out an exciting draw away to Tourlestrane in their opening game of the Sligo Minor A League, the final score was 3-04 to 2-07. Next game is at home to Calry/St Joseph's on Tuesday, April 2nd at 6.30pm.

The Senior Football Team had a very busy weekend. On Good Friday they played Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in Round 2 of the Senior Football League in Oxfield Park; despite a good performance they were defeated on a score line of 2-12 to 1-09. On Easter Monday they played Enniscrone/Kilglass

Congratulation to manager Colm McGee, and his St. Attracta's Community School Team who reached the All-Ireland Colleges B Final following their defeat of the Ulster Champions, St. Michael's of Lurgan last Saturday in Derrylin, Fermanagh, the final score was 3-10 to 0-07. Our Minor players Jason Perry, Cian Gilmartin, Darragh Kilcoyne, Paddy Killian, Niall Brennan Jack McIntyre were all part of the squad. The date/time/venue for the final will be confirmed later.

The club would like to thank everyone who donated to the "bag packing" in Surlis's Super Valu, Tubbercurry last weekend. Thanks also to those that gave their time to help with the fund raiser; the total amount raised was a very generous €1,356. We would like to thank Gearóid and all his staff for their assistance and support

The Senior football team are running a prediction competition to raise money for their training fund. Anyone that would like to enter into the competition can do so by contacting Barry Kilcoyne 087-9215309.

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