Club News


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 !

Club notes

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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