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posted 2 Oct 2018, 02:45 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Club notes: 
This afternoon our senior men can count themselves lucky to remain in the SFC after an epic battle with an excellent Coolera/
Strandhill team. Coolera dominated the first half of the game but our men showed tremendous character to force a draw by scoring the needed last score of the game to level it at the final whistle . Replay is fixed for next Saturday same venue, Collooney, at 4:30pm.  Sunday morning our u14 Hurlers lost out in their championship final to a fine Castleconnor team . Our u14 girls put up a great display in their final on Saturday afternoon but were beaten by a stronger CTGaels team . Tuesday night our Feile boys team ended their campaign when St Molaise Gaels won the semi final . 
The club extend sympathy to the family of Veronica Maye Aclare who passed away during the week . Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Notes :

posted 2 Sep 2018, 11:15 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Our senior ladies had a huge win Sunday morning over Coolera/Strandhill continuing their winning ways in their championship campaign . Our u14 Hurlers played immediately after the ladies but lost by a small 2 point margin to Benbulben Gaels. Our senior Hurlers were overcome by a strong Coolera/Strandhill team on Saturday evening . 
Friday night a rescheduled minor boys game v Coolaney/Mullinabreena finished on a mighty scoreline of 3/18 for our lads to 8 points for the visitors. 
Monday night our u14 girls showed tremendous drive and passion for the win to come out from a big deficit at half time to claim the win from Drumcliff/Rosses Point with a score of 5/8 to 4/9 at the final whistle . Our u14 lads travelled to Oxfiejd to also play DRP but the hosts won out in that game . September sees our club members who sat the Leaving cert this summer move on to employment or third level of their choice . We encourage you all to get involved in sport and join GAA clubs in your college or sports and social clubs at work  as it is a great way to meet new people with similar interests and to stay active and healthy. You also have support from these clubs away from home. Best wishes to you all and see you at the weekends ! 


posted 26 Aug 2018, 12:40 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Our seniors were on winning form this weekend both the ladies and the men winning their games . Our ladies had a comprehensive win over Owenmore Gaels Sunday morning in very wet conditions as the crowd in Knock got soaked attending the pope as well but in both cases it was worth it ! . The senior men won their final game of the first stages of championship v Calry on a scoreline of 2/11 to 1/10
On Friday our u12 girls  were beaten by CT Gaels and neighbours Curry overcame our u14 boys also .
Thursday our minor girls were beaten in the minor A final by a stronger Shamrock Gaels team. 
Wednesday night last our u14 Hurlers beat Naomh Eoin by 4/10 to 4/9 and Monday last our u14 girls had a great win v Calry. 
Best of luck to our club members who started on their St Attracta’s secondary school journey on Friday and we wish them well . 

Club notes

posted 6 Aug 2018, 12:51 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Club notes : 
Our senior men started their 2018 championship campaign when they played St John’s Saturday evening in Curry and came away at the final whistle 6 points clear on a score line of 13 points to  Well done to all the team especially our young lads making their debut and certainly leaving their mark on the game Adam Broe, Cian Surlis and Kevin O Hara
Our u16 lads had a great win during the week v Eastern Harps and our u16 girls were unlucky to be beaten by a strong Drumcliffe team . 
Well done to Darragh Connolly who had a day out in Croke Park representing the club on Sunday and did the parish proud .  
Hard luck to our senior Hurlers this afternoon who lost out to Calry. 
Huge congratulations to Paddy Henry and the Sligo Ladies who had a great win in Limerick this afternoon and qualified for the All Ireland intermediate semi final 🏁🏁
Tourlestrane Gaa Family Fun Day is on Sunday 12th August, 2 - 6pm
This Promises to be 'a great day for the parish. 
Activities include: 
- Battle of the Villages GAA Tournament
- A 21 foot inflatable foot-dart competition
- Tourlestrane's Fittest Family Competition
- 'Face in the hole' water challenge 
- Various children races and events
- Live Game commentary, Music and Barbeque throughout.
Best of luck to all the teams who have matches this week .


posted 1 Jul 2018, 14:47 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Our senior men took to the field at home in a league game v Coolaney /Mullinabreena on a somewhat cooler afternoon than we have had for a week or more but it proved to be a hot exciting game of football between the two teams which served up great entertainment for all the spectators from both parishes. After swapping leads a number of times in the opening part of the game our lads were ahead at the break by 2/6 to 5 points. 
In the second half we were slow to score and the visitors scored well taken points coming back into the game but eventually we came out the winner by 2/11to 11 points . 
Hard luck to the senior Hurlers who were beaten on Saturday night .
Well done to our u16 boys who had a great win v St John’s and a huge win for our u14 Hurlers who were crowned league champions on Monday last ! 
Cúl camps kick off this week in Tourlestrane and you can still book your place in the morning. Please remember to hydrate all children well in the very hot weather promised again for the week and again a reminder to all to Bring your Water with you as the boil notice is still in place. Enjoy the week !! 

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posted 7 Jun 2018, 15:48 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

With great sadness we lost a true Tourlestrane Gaa supporter earlier today. Maureen Durkin (nee Kirrane) slipped away peacefully after a hard fought illness . Her husband Johnny RIP served in many roles on the executive committee of Tourlestrane Gaa over 5 Decades and Maureen filled her car with many a football team!!! Her 3 sons Michael Shane and Eamon all represented the club at every level and Eamon is one of our Minor Managers At present . 2 of her grandchildren Laura and Jon are on the senior ladies and men’s panels respectively. Her passion for football and all aspects of the Gaelic culture especially her love of the Irish language will be remembered fondly by all of us who knew and loved her. Our sympathies are extended to her Sons Daughters in law grandchildren and extended family Ar dheis Dé go raibh a aman dílis (le cúnamh Dé as she would say herself ) 💚💛


posted 27 May 2018, 12:05 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Notes : 
On very hot days you can still play great football as was proved in a mighty high scoring game this afternoon in Ballymote where the needle hit 25 degrees plus in the Abbott Cup for our Junior game v Ballymote. All the team played out of their skins to hope to seal the win as the teams swapped leads throughout the game. A penalty awarded to each side both converted added to 4 more each and matching points saw them level at the final whistle 5/12 each . Our young leaving cert lads played exceptionally well in their last game before the  exam break Jon Durkin at midfield and Mark Lundy who converted a penalty! Welcome back to Rian Kennedy from his college Erasmus to Missouri and good to see he brought his shooting boots home with him scoring 3 goals and 3 from play and 2 frees. Also to Matthew the New Zealander Lang returned and back in the green and gold again ! Diarmuid Dunne had a class game in a big week all round for him as he is off to marry Andrea next weekend and we wish them well. Great performance lads and we wish a speedy recovery to David O Hara who suffered a knee injury in the game . 
Our seniors were out in Curry last night in Kiernan Cup action in evening sunshine and were slow starting and went in trailing 1/3 to Curry’s 8 points and the hosts a man down due a red card offence the mid way point . Curry kicked the first score of the second half but Tourlestrane got their act together and started to come back taking their scores and the game finished 5 points clear when the ref called time. Final score 4/7 to 14 points. 
Congratulations to Banada NS girls Cumman na nBunscoil winners on Saturday ! Also to Sligo Hurlers who played Fermanagh in the Lory Meagher Cup and had a great win at the pitch Saturday afternoon . This sees them through to a Croke Park Final ! 
On Friday night last our girls had their playoff game v St Nathy’s and a massive performance by the team spurred on by 2 great goals each from both Katie Walsh and Nicki Brennan and great team performances all round most especially our younger girls saw us safely through on a scoreline of 5/8 to 3/8 to our very first Senior girls final for the club ! Katie Walsh showed her true commitment to her club and team mates by playing alongside them for this game and had to forgo travelling to Croke Park to collect her award for division 2 Lidl team of the year . Well done Katie ! 
Congratulations to our club leaving cert students who graduated this week from St Attractas and best wishes for your exams and to our underage club members who made their Confirmation today .


posted 22 May 2018, 04:05 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Fixtures for the week ahead :
Tonight Tuesday our u12 Hurlers play Tubbercurry/Cloonacool in Tubbercurry at 7pm
Wednesday our future stars u8s and u10s are in Ransboro Park playing Coolera/Strandhill at 7pm
Thursday our u14 boys play St John’s at home at 7pm 
Saturday Sligo Hurlers play the second round of the Lory Magher cup in Tourlestrane at 3pm
Also Saturday evening our senior men travel to play Curry once again this time in the Kiernan Cup round 3 at 6pm.
Sunday our Junior men are away to Ballymote Round Towers in round 3 of the Abbott Cup. 
Monday sees our u16 lads away to St Molaise Gaels at 7pm. 
I’m waiting for confirmation of a time for the Senior girls playoff v St Nathy’s when and if it is on this Friday night ! 
Please come out and support the teams .. sure there’s no excuse with the sun shining soon as the bog is turned !!!! 💚💛☀️☀️


posted 20 May 2018, 11:46 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Huge congratulations to our own Tourlestrane Gaa lady Katie Walsh who was selected on the Division 2 Lidl team of the year this week. Pride of the parish to you Katie the club is so proud of you ! 
Our senior lads had a win last night at home in round 6 of the League against our close neighbours Curry . The score at the final whistle was 2/12 to 1/10. 
Our u16 girls came out on top on Monday last v Drumcliff/Rossespoint 4/7 to 3/9 which left them through to a playoff Friday v St Mary’s and unfortunately were beaten by a stronger St Mary’s team on the night. Our minor lads were unlucky to be beaten by Curry in a high scoring game on a Friday night also . 
Well done to the Sligo Hurlers on their great win at the weekend ! 
Best wishes to all our young club members receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation next Sunday and to our Leaving Cert members who have their graduation mass this week. 💚💛


posted 16 May 2018, 01:38 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Best wishes to Zak Nealon who will represent Tourlestrane Gaa club this year in the Sligo u14 Football skills competition which takes place tonight in Scarden at 6pm! 💚💛

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