Club News

St Patricks weekend !

posted 19 Mar 2019, 08:31 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Notes : 
Beannachtaí na Féile Padraig oraibh go léir ☘️☘️☘️☘️ we wish all our Tourlestrane club members at home and overseas a very happy St Patrick’s Day and here’s to a great year ahead ☘️☘️☘️💚💛💚💛💚💛
Our scrap metal collection is on next Saturday March 23rd so contact your nearest co-ordinator to have anything collected for the fundraiser . 
All roads lead to Banada on Tuesday night for our St Patrick’s weekend monster bingo ! 
Our season has started back and it’s great to have supporters out cheering on the teams regardless of the weather . We have a few games ahead this weekend 
Friday night our Junior men are out in action at home again at 8:30pm in the Abbott Cup v Cloonacool. 
Saturday at 4:30pm our Senior men kick off their season in the Kiernan Cup v Tubbercurry in Tubbercurry. 
Sunday morning at 10:30 am our senior ladies have a home game v St Mary’s in the ACL warm up league. 
And at 12 noon our senior Hurlers play the next round of the Dermot Molloy Hurling League at home v Western Gaels . 
Congratulations to the Aclare Development Council on hosting and organising yet another hugely entertaining and successful St Patrick’s Day Parade. Well done to all who took part and a special mention to Shauna Henry our Ladies Captain who was honoured to be Grand Marshall on the day ! 💚💛
Child Protection Course coming up for anyone needing to do this 
Thurs 28th March 7-10pm in Moylough Heritage Centre. Please note any management or anyone helping out with a team in the club needs this course .
Also a reminder that we are having a vetting night this Thursday the  21st at 8pm in the Hilary Room in Banada . Please bring licence/passport and proof of address for vetting on the night .
Again anyone involved in the club with a team needs to be vetted as does anyone over the age of 16 years in any house hosting a feile player .
Well done to our junior men who started the season well with a comprehensive win over St Michaels last Friday night . Hard luck to the Hurlers who lost our by 3 points and our minors came away with a draw on Monday v Owenmore Gaels ! But it’s good to be back ! 

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posted 10 Feb 2019, 13:10 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

With sadness we learned of the passing of Gerry Dunne ‘Cairns Lodge ‘Aclare on on Thursday last in his 91st year RIP. Gerry was part of the 1956 Senior Championship team and although active on the field in his younger years, in later times he enjoyed being a spectator particularly when his nephews John and Jim Kent were playing for Sligo . A quiet gentleman with a love of the land is the way Gerry will be remembered. He was one of eight siblings and was the last one to go to his eternal reward . 
He is now with his wife Nancy to who he was devoted and his daughter Patricia who also passed away before him and his brothers and sisters. We send our condolences to his daughter Geraldine, her husband Chris, to his son in law Paul Burg And grandchildren Sophia Myles And Nichole, to his nieces and nephews, all the extended family, his neighbours and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam 

Gerry’s Remains reposing in the Brennan Funeral Home, Kilmactigue on Tuesday evening from 5 o'clock with removal at 7.30 to the Church of the Holy Rosary,Kilmactigue arriving at 8 o'clock.
Requiem Mass on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock with the funeral proceeding to Kilmactigue cemetery.

Club celebtraion !

posted 20 Jan 2019, 13:22 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Club notes 
Our club celebration dinner dance took place at the fantastic Diamond Coast Hotel Enniscrone on Saturday night with the wonderful Ocean FM sports commentator Austin O Callaghan on the mic for the nights entertainment and a huge thank you to him for joining us once again ! We were honoured to have President of Connacht LGFA Liam Mc Donagh And his wife Bríd, the Chairman of the Sligo LGFA Keith Gilroy and our own club man and newly elected Chairman of the Sligo County Board Brendan Leonard And his wife Annette and our Tourlestrane club President Mickey Gallagher all in attendance and on hand to present the various medals to both our 3-ina-row senior men’s County Champions, our Minor County Champions And Connacht Finalists And our Ladies Connacht Champions And All Ireland Finalists . 
We were delighted and grateful to our Main Sponsors Brendan And Mike Cunney of Celtic Sheet Metal in New York for travelling home for the celebrations ! Congratulations to all the team members and managers and a special mention to our ladies footballer of the year Katie Walsh, our Men’s footballer Adrian Mc Intyre our clubman of the year Tommy Kennedy for all his hard work and dedication to the club who quietly works tirelessly and willingly in all aspects of making it the success it is without donning a football boot himself ! (The junior team are looking for a midfielder Tommy so never say never) 
The club also made a presentation to Shane Dunne of the senior panel in recognition of this year winning his tenth County Senior title ! And finally both Richard Kennedy of Devenish Nutrition who sponsor the ladies team was presented with the Captains winning Connacht Jersey by Shauna Henry and the Cunney brothers Senior men’s sponsor were presented with men’s captains jersey by James Leonard Captain . 
Well done to Chairman David Bailey and vice Chair Kevin Harrington and the committee for organising a great fun night enjoyed by all especially the magician and impersonator who brought the house down ! 
Thank you to all of you who came out in great numbers to celebrate this great year for the club and once again as it can not be said enough a heartfelt thanks to all our parents and supporters as without you our club would not be what it as and the massive community spirit and great pride in the jersey extend beyond those who wear it on the field ! Maith sibh go léir 💚💛
We extend congratulations to James Leonard And his wife Sile on the birth of their baby girl Holly during the week . The club extends congratulations to the mighty Easkey team on their victory today and best wishes in their quest for All Ireland glory in the coming weeks !


posted 4 Jan 2019, 02:17 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

To all our club members near and far we wish you a wonderful 2019 and May it bring as much excitement and success as 2018 . God bless all our lost loved ones who will cheer us on from the Heavens and May he keep us all safe both on the field and in support this year . 💚💛
Club registration for ALL club members under new ruling takes place on the following nights. The registration   Includes football and hurling .
Venue Banada Hall 
Time 7pm -8:30 pm each night 

January 8th U 14s and u16s  boys  and girls 
January 9th U8s u10 u12 boys and girls 
January 10th Minors and seniors men and ladies.

Jan 19th is our club Celebration night in the Diamond Coast Hotel Enniscrone and promises to be a great night for all as we truly had a magnificent 2018 on the field across the ages ! So get your tickets €30 each from the club officers and join us for the craic ! 

Walking for health

posted 4 Jan 2019, 02:11 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Tourlestrane GAA/Ireland Lights up💚💛💚🤪

In a bid to make exercise more accessible on the dark winter nights, ‘Ireland Lights Up’ will see participating clubs turn on their floodlights/lighting systems between 7-pm-9pm each Thursday for a six-week period (17th January – 21st February, 2019) as Operation Transformation returns to our screens in the New Year . 
Each Thursday, club and community members will be invited to come together at participating clubs to walk off the Christmas excess, catch up with their neighbours, and banish the winter blues. (Walking is proven to benefit both our physical and mental health.) GAA clubs are already becoming hubs for health through the Healthy Clubs Project, with at least one Healthy Club in each county.
As our club officers have been approached by a number of interested parents and members we have registered Tourlestrane as a participating club and are all set to go . Please spread the word to those members not on social media and we ask that on our first night Thursday 17th January all interested walkers meet at 6pm to sign up and we will have a brief chat about the walks . We intend to do 2 organised walks per week one on the Thursday nights at the pitch and another one on Sunday mornings on one of the beautiful Sli na Sláinte walks we are lucky enough to have around the parish ! No more than 5k and only whatever anyone wishes to do themselves . It’s about getting together for exercise a chat and fun thrown in to fight off the winter blues . So spread the word and see you Jan 17th . Watch the page for updates 💚💛


posted 2 Dec 2018, 11:45 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

We are one week away from taking part in an All Ireland Final in Tourlestrane and to say we are excited is an understatement ! We are thrilled, but most of all we are proud . Proud of our 30 strong team of girls and their 3 managers that have given our little parish and club the belief that dreams really can come true . This Tourlestrane ladies team have reached the ultimate club day out by sheer determination and hard work and they deserve to be there. The girls are travelling to Ballinasloe next Sundayfollowed and hailed as heroes regardless of the outcome by a band of the very best supporters they could wish for . They play Glanmire Ladies of Cork and as they said any team that make it to this level will be tough but our girls intend to rise to the challenge. Meanwhile Christmas is put on hold for now in Tourlestrane club and in place of trees tinsel and lights every house is still adorned in a sea of green and gold ! We send a heartfelt thanks to all the local businesses who have come on board and sponsored the team in their quest for victory . As Fr Glynn who prayed and spoke of them at mass today said our girls will wear the Tourlestrane crest with pride and we shall cheer them on, our hearts bursting with equal pride, from those that have gone before us  cheering on from the Heavens to those that will be future club players Maith sibh cailíní you have treated us to the best ! 
The Final Whistle Ocean Fm Sport programme is being broadcast next Thursday night live from Flynn’s Aclare when Austin O Callaghan is travelling out to take part in the build up to the match and all are invited to come along and join in the fun. Come along any time from 7pm . 
Sympathy is extended to the Kildunne family of Corray on the passing of their mother Mary Kildunne. 
Also to the Waters  family Cloonbarry on the sudden passing of Tommy Snr. And to the Simpson family of Corray on the passing of their mother Iris. Ar dheis Dé go raibh siad.

Ladies in Junior All Ireland Final

posted 27 Nov 2018, 13:09 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Our magnificent ladies march on to All Ireland final having beaten Leinster Finalists Old Leighlin of Carlow in a nail biting finish on Sunday Nov 18th. What a wonderful feeling it is to be able to type the words Tourlestrane ladies are in an All Ireland Final!!! For our fantastic supporters, for our parish for our county but most especially for our club Tourlestrane what an achievement for the 30 girls steered by managers David Bailey, Enda Kelly and Leo Gaughan. To say we are all so proud is an understatement we are grateful to them for giving the club such a lift and many many great days and nights out throughout this long football season of 2018 to find ourselves painting the parish Green and Gold in the month of December and sidetracking the Christmas decorations !! Thank you to all the local businesses who have willingly come on board to sponsor the girls on their journey but once again a heartfelt thankyou to the supporters who travelled to matches at this stage far and near cheering on from the stands and encouraging the team. Ocean FM are hosting their Final Whistle programme next Thursday Dec 6th live from Flynns Aclare where everyone is welcome to call in and take part in the conversation and fun as we chat to various characters around the club scene. The All Ireland final for those who haven't yet heard it is in Duggan Park Ballinasloe at 1.30pm on December 9th. We face Cork team Glanmire Ladies in this club history making match and have been asked to arrange another supporters bus for the occasion so we are continuing to take names for it . In the mean time lets unite behind the ladies and managers we are overjoyed to say took us to an All Ireland 2018 

Notes in Connacht weekend

posted 5 Nov 2018, 01:20 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Pride of the parish and every house in it goes to our Magnificent Connacht Champions the Ladies of Tourlestrane after their wonderful 3 point win over Litir Mór on a glorious historical afternoon in Ballyhaunis . Captain Shauna Henry proudly raised the Junior Connacht Cup presented By fellow Sligo man and president of Connacht LGFA Liam Mc Donagh. Shauna praised highly every single girl on the panel of 30 and David Bailey Enda Kelly Leo Gaughan and all the backroom team and merry band of supporters as they made their dream a reality in a hard fought battle that saw 9 minutes of injury time played. The girls now play the Leinster champions in 2 weeks time . 
In a heart stopping exhilarating 62 minutes of football on Tuesday night last out young Minor lads lads gave everything they had and cheered on in the frosty night of Ballyhaunis by the roar of our green and gold army of supporters, having swapped leads in a tit  for tat fifty minutes they broke away and kept the lead in the remaining time to finish clear winners 3/9 to 13 points . What a display of never say die attitude right to the final whistle by both teams in the semi final but on that night Neil Eamon and the Tourlestrane Minors booked their place in the Connacht Final ahead of St Dominic’s 
And the weather as well as the score changed for the next outing the Connacht Minor B final on Friday night with the lads sadly losing out in the wettest weather conditions for any final . So proud of these young group of  lads that gave everything  but wasn’t their night and lost out by 2 points to a strong Mountbellew team 
Likewise today our Seniors made the journey to an impeccable venue in Quigabar Enniscrone for the Connacht Quarter Final facing Ballintubber and there their journey ended losing out by the narrowest of margains 6 points to 5 to a more composed team for the 60 minutes . 
Hard luck lads but very well done on a great year, you gave us many enjoyable days and nights out . Let’s not focus on the loss today rather continue on celebrating the magnificent 3-in-a-Row and support the ladies in the weeks to come .We wish Ballintubber the best of luck in their Connacht Semi Final next week .  
Our 2019 lotto tickets are to be launched tomorrow night at the monthly meeting and our ticket sellers will be calling with them to all the members in the coming weeks.

Fundamentals course

posted 22 Oct 2018, 12:53 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Fundamentals course is rescheduled from earlier in the year to Nov 17th for anyone who had their name down on previous list 

Venue: Kilmactigue Hall
Date: Nov 17th
Time 9am-4pm

There are a number of free spaces so If interested please call Maureen on 0879196032
Anyone involved with Ladies football has to have this course completed by Jan 2019 to be permitted to be on the pitch along with Garda vetting and child protection.


posted 21 Oct 2018, 12:59 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Tourlestrane notes :
It’s certainly been a great week in the club following on from the ladies county title and the senior men’s 3-in-a-row, the triple was secured on Wednesday night by a mighty minor lads team who showed great heart and a will to win attitude throwing everything at it in a splendid second half performance having gone in mid way trailing by a point to Tubbercurry (5 points to 1/3) The lads broke away scoring 3 goals and another 7 points after the obvious pep talk by Neil and Eamon at the break to finish 3/12 to Tubbercurry’s 1/4. What a sweet victory to add the third county title in the week and well done to all. It was not to be the case 2 nights later for our u21 lads who lost out to Easkey/EnniscroneKilglass. 
The ladies had little time to relish the county win of last Saturday before they braved the Wild West to face hosts Cill Chomain in Belmullet Saturday at 1 o clock and to rapturous applause and the roar of the many hardy supporters who travelled out to the finest display of football this year to quote one of the crowd the girls cruised home to book themselves a place in the Connacht Final in 2 weeks time ! Well done to the team and David Enda and Leo and thank you to all who travelled out support them . 
We wish the best of luck to our minor lads who play their Connacht Quarter final next Friday night v Ballinamore/Sean O Heslins at 7pm in the Connacht centre of excellence . Don’t forget for those who dare The Banada Banshee Bash takes place as usual for Halloween next weekend 26th -28th !

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