Club News

Some recent updates and changes

posted 27 Mar 2017, 11:34 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

The child protection course due to take place on Saturday evening next April 1st in Banada now is changed to Saturday MORNING at 10am in the Hilary Room Banada.
Updated time and venue for u16 hurling match , it is now on in Tourlestrane pitch tomorrow evening (Tuesday) at 7pm

U14 boys match report Sunday 26th March

posted 27 Mar 2017, 11:31 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Our u14 boys got their league campaign off to a flying start with a victory over neighbours Tubbercurry/Cloonacool in a hard fought battle which saw 14 goals.

Tourlestrane started the game stronger, with points from Jessie Surlis, Danny Cawley and a goal from Jack Lundy. Tubber shortened the gap with 1-1 from Dadrwn Debank. Aidan Marren then scored a goal, Tubber again responding with 1-1, the point from Ben Henry and a Joshua Flynn goal, making the score 2-2 each. Tourlestrane went ahead again with another Jack Lundy point and a goal from Danny Cawley, but 1-1 in quick succession from Ben Henry kept the game level. Lundy added a point to his tally, so too did Debank and Flynn, before a Cormac Dolan goal on the stroke of half time gave Tourlestrane the lead, 4-4 to 3-5 at the break.

With the wind in their favour, Tourlestrane extended their lead with a point from midfielder Kevin Brennan, before the goals started pouring in. Tubber goals from Thomas Killoran and a half volley from Oisin Hunt were equalled by a goal each for Tourlestrane's Tom Bailey and Jack Lundy. Tourlestrane were a goal ahead at this stage, to which Tubber responded with 1-3 unanswered. Points from Debank, Flynn, and James King and a second goal for Thomas Killoran gave Tubbercurry a 3 point lead. With little time remaining, Tourlestrane needed to turn the game around. Saves from goalkeeper Zac Nealon along with some excellent defending kept the game close. Tourlestrane proceeded to score 1-4 in the last few mintues ( 1-2 from Tom Bailey and 2 points from Jack Lundy). A last-gasp Tubbercurry goal proved to be too little, too late. After a brilliant afternoon of football, the game ended 7-11 to 7-8 in favour of Tourlestrane, who will face Coolera/ Strandhill in the next round on the 7th of April.

Tourlestrane; Zac Nealon; Robbie O'Hara, Kieran Feely, Jack Walsh; Conor Surlis, Diarmuid Monaghan, Raymond Clarke; Jack Lundy(2-4), Kevin Brennan(0-1); Ethan Kennedy, Danny Cawley(1-1), Jessie Surlis(0-2); Tom Bailey(2-3), Aidan Marren(1-0), Cormac Dolan(1-0). Subs; Darren Gallagher, Evan Brennan, Darragh Connolly, Olli Alwayrd.

Club Notes 26th March 2017

posted 26 Mar 2017, 12:27 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Club notes March 26th:
On a great weekend of sundrenched pitches compared to the rain soaked venues last weekend it was a winning spell all round for the teams in action.
Saturday evening saw our senior men take on Tubbercurry and cane out on top on a score line of Tourlestrane 2/10 to Tubbercurry's 7 points . Next up were the Intermediate ladies who faced Molaise Gaels at the pitch in Sunday morning sunshine and cane out winners with a score of 6/6 to 3/3. This game was followed immediately by our u14 boys who put up a great performance against an equally strong Tubbercurry/Cloonacool team with a huge tally between them of 14 goals scored !! Final score Tourlestrane 7/11 Tubbercurry/Cloonacool 7/8.
Well done to all .
Congrats to our club members on the Sligo Hurling team with their win today and commiserations to the Sligo Foitballers .
Well done to Liam Gaughan and his fellow Sligo U21 Team and management through to the Connacht final with their great win during the week .
Our minor lads are on the field in Ransboro Monday evening at 6:30 against Coolera/Strandhill
Our u16 girls are in St Farnans Tuesday evening at 7 against St Farnans and our u16 hurlers are in Kent Park Thursday evening at 6:30 against Naomh Eoin .
There is a GAA Skills/Easter camp for 5-12 year olds from 11th to 13th April at Tourlestrane pitch for boys and girls . Contact Shauna Henry on 087 6341252 if you are interested .



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posted 5 Mar 2017, 10:15 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO   [ updated 5 Mar 2017, 10:31 ]

Club Notes March 5th 2017

Mick Bohan, one of the top GAA football coaches is giving a Master Class in coaching in Scardan next Saturday morning March 11th from 10-1. There are 10 places available for Tourlestrane coaches free of charge. If you are interested please contact Niall Surlis on 087 7708797.

Congratulations to Noel Gaughan Adrian McIntyre John Kelly Brian Egan and Cathal Henry and all the Sligo Team on their great win against Laois today.

Heartiest congratulations to St Attracta's Junior Boys team on winning The Connacht A Championship last Tuesday and commiserations to their Senior Team who lost out to St Colemans on Saturday.

Well done to the Castlerock girls who won the Indoor Cumman na mBunscoil Hurling this morning in Collooney and the Banada Boys were unlucky in their Final.

Our U16 girls management Team for 2017 is Maureen Walsh Anthony Brennan Anna Corcoran and Shauna Henry and we wish them and the team the best of luck this year.

St Patrick's Banada Disco takes place Thursday March 16th


Dinner Dance tickets

posted 10 Feb 2017, 07:57 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Hi Folks...Brendan Walsh will be at the dressing rooms at the pitch next Sunday Feb 12th with tickets for the Dinner Dance for sale between 12 and 1pm.
There are a limited number left so it is first come first served and reminding everyone also that Monday 13th is the deadline for picking up your ordered tickets.


Tickets !!!!!

posted 1 Feb 2017, 00:43 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Just a reminder that the deadline for Dinner Dance tickets is February 13th and all tickets must be paid for by that date. Also reminding everyone there will be no tickets available on the night so get them soon and don't be disappointed. It promises to be a great night !!!

Club News: 15th January 2017

posted 15 Jan 2017, 04:33 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

A successful Football AGM took place on Saturday evening last. 


‪Jacqueline Kennedy is new Club PRO. ‬


Amanda Walsh will step down as Club Secretary following the Club Dinner Dance on Friday the 17th of February.


Ray Tobin and Pat Feeney have taken over the reigns at U-16 while Niall and David Surlis have taken over at U-14 level. Fintan Kennedy is the manager of this years U-12 boys team. The Minor boys management position is currently vacant.

Matt Marren, Austin Walsh and Gerry Gavigan have stepped away from underage management in the club. We thank them for their years of service in management/trainers of our underage teams.


‪David Bailey and Austin Walsh (Augie) have taken over management of Senior Ladies.

Pat and Sharon Hegarty and Leo Gaughan have stepped away from management with underage teams and the club thank them for their years of dedication with the girls teams.


Underage Player registration took place in Banada Abbey Hall on Wednesday 11th of January. Nursery Coaching will start this Wednesday 18th of January for children born from 2007 to 2012. All children welcome. 

Please be reminded that with effect from 1st January 2017, all players of all grades including Senior must wear a Mouth Guard while playing Ladies Gaelic Football. Unless advised otherwise, in writing, not to do so, by a qualified Doctor or Dentist. So remember: NO MOUTHGUARD NO PLAY!!


Congratulations to Senior Footballer Colin Neary and Karen Deignan on their marriage on New Years Eve. The club would like to wish the couple a lifetime of happiness in their married lives.


Well done to Sligo U-21 team and management including our own Liam Gaughan on their second win of the North West Cup when they scored a 2-6 to 0-10 win over Mayo on Saturday last. 


Thank you to everyone in club who supplied notes and updates to me over the past 5 years as PRO. It has been a great honour and experience. Best of luck to Jacqueline in her new role - Aisling Egan  

Tourlestrane Minors Record Connacht Title!

posted 20 Nov 2016, 03:13 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

On Friday the 11th of November 2016, our Minor boys team made history by winning the Connacht Minor B Championship Final. Under the lights in the Centre of Excellence, Ballyhaunis, the gallant and determined team overcame St. Ciaran's (Roscommon) after extra time on a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-12. 

Tourlestrane played into the strong wind in the first half and went in at the break 2 points to the deficit on score of Tourlestrane 1-4 St. Ciaran's 1-6. Scoring 1-4 into this stiff wind was a great feat with our backline and midfield pairing working feriously to set up good quality ball into our ever ready forward line.

Tourlestrane had a strong wind for the second half with the Roscommon team proving to be a resiliant side, the teams were tied at full time on a score of 1-10 each, sending the game into extra time in front of a large crowd. 

The Tourlestrane side put in a huge effort against the wind in the first half of extra time and went in at half time leading by a point. 

As the whistle blew for half time of extra time Tourlestrane lead on a scoreline of 1-13 to St. Ciaran's 1-11

With the aid of the wind in the second half of extra time, Tourlestrane pushed on, outscoring the Roscommon side 3 points to 1 point. 
After 90 minutes of intense football, the final whistle blew and it was Tourlestrane who were victorious with 1-16 to 1-12 on the scoreboard. 

It was an excellent game throughout with huge amounts of skill on display both teams. St. Ciaran's, the underage combination of Fuerty, Creggs, Athleague and Tremane, showed what a great side they are and all the hard work that has gone on in their underage systmem over the years. 

The fitness levels showed by our Tourlestrane boys and their team work rate earned them this historic crown. The players who came off the bench and those who encouraged from the side line proved that this titled was earned by hard work and dedication of an exceptional group of 24 players from our parish. 

Team: Adam Broe, Cian O'Hara, Seán McVeigh, Conor Gilligan, Jon Durkin, Kevin O'Hara, Ronan Walsh, Conan Marren, Liam Gaughan, Rian Bailey, Cian Surlis, Cathal Fleming, Barry Brennan(Capt), Eoghan Leonard, Mark Lundy, Diarmuid Brennan, Joe Molloy, Ben Tracey, Jonathan O'Hara, Stephen Clarke, Rian Walsh, Eoin Walsh, Mark Fallon, Jack Walsh

Congratulations to our team, our very proud management team of David Bailey, Stephen Henry Jnr, Paddy Henry, Adrian McIntyre and the parents of all involved on an outstanding victory.
Jubliant Connacht Minor Club Champions 2016

A very proud and dedicated management team. 

Team Captain, Barry Brennan, accepts the Connacht Minor B Championship Title on behalf of the historic team. 

Tourlestrane Minor Team 2016.

Club News: October 30th 2016

posted 30 Oct 2016, 08:24 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO   [ updated 2 Nov 2016, 02:42 ]

Congratulations to our U-16 Ladies team who were crowned County U-16 A Championship Winners in Tourlestrane on Thursday evening last, under the lights. The team overcame a super Drumcliffe/Rosses Point team on a score line of 2-12 to 3-4. 
The team showed huge spirit to overcome the disappointment of losing the Minor Championship Final recently with 11 of the same players lining out again in the game 4 days later. A huge achievement for the girls who have put this title with their U-14 Feile and A Championship success. 
Our girls started the first half with all guns blazing leading at half time on a score line of 2-5 to 2 points at half time. Drumcliffe/Rosses Point responded powerfully at the start of the second half scoring 1-2 without reply. Drumcliffe/Rosses Point were then awarded a penalty and it was Leonie Gaughans save which proved to be the crutial point of the game. In the closing quarter of the game, Drumcliffe/Rosses Point continued to attach but Collette Walsh pulled over numerous point blank saves to secure another very proud moment for the club in 2016.
Captain: Shauna Walsh 
Vice Captain: Laura Surlis
Team: Collette Walsh, Catriona Mooney, Shauna Walsh, Ellen Bailey, Eva O'Hara, Katie Molloy, Rebecca O'Hara, Mary-Anne Carr, Sarah Cunney, Laura Surlis, Leonie Gaughan, Tara Walsh, Catherine Marren, Cathy Brennan, Mariah Normanly, Katie O'Hara, Ali Walsh, Orla Fleming, Claire Hegarty.
Managment: Neil Egan, Maureen Walsh, Anna Corcoran, Sarah Brennan.
Congratulation to all players, management and parents involved. 
Thank you to all who turned out to support the girls in green and gold tonight.




Our Minor boys team had an excellent win in the Connacht Minor B Championship overcoming a strong Ballyhanuis team in the Connacht Minor Quarter Final on a score of 2-9 to 0-13 points. The team now face Glenamaddy of Galway in the Connacht Semi Final on Friday the 4th of November at 7pm in the Connacht GAA Centre in Ballyhanius. 
Team: Adam Broe, Cian O'Hara, Seán McVeigh, Conor Gilligan, Jon Durkin, Kevin O'Hara, Ronan Walsh, Conan Marren, Liam Gaughan, Rian Bailey, Cian Surlis, Cathal Fleming, Barry Brennan, Eoghan Leonard, Mark Lundy, Diarmuid Brennan, Joe Molloy, Ben Tracey, Jonathan O'Hara, Stephen Clarke, Rian Walsh, Eoin Walsh, Mark Fallon, Jack Walsh
Management team:  David Bailey, Stephen Henry Jnr, Paddy Henry, Adrian McIntyre

Our Senior men represent Sligo in the Connacht Club Championship when they take on Mayo Champions, Castlebar Mitchels. The game throws in at 2pm in Markievicz Park this Saturday the 5th of November. The club urges all supporters to come out to cheer on the boys in green and gold. Best of luck to all players and managment involved. 

Our Hurlers have qualified for the Dermot Molloy League Final when they will take on Calry/St. Joseph's. Time and venue to be confirmed. 

The club was deeply saddend to learn of the passing of James Walsh, Tubberoddy, Aclare. As a club we would like to express sincere condolences to the family who are a big part of our club, to Mary, his sons Daryn and Conor, his daughter Shauna, his parents Maureen and Patsy, sisters Amanda and Ger and his brother Pat and to his extended family, neighbours and friends.
James' sister Amanda is club secretary. His sons, Daryn, played with the Senior team up until recently when he moved to Dubai and Conor is a Minor footballer. His daughter Shauna is the Captain of our U-16 ladies team.
May he Rest in Peace.

Banada Bingo: €1,600 guaranteed payout at the Banada Bingo next Tuesday night and every Tuesday night. Full house €200 on flier game and €150 on last game. New 50:50 draw each night. Lots of new  “Lucky No. Games”. Your support would be much appreciated.

The next Banada Disco will take place this Friday, the 4th of November. 

Club Notes: 24th October 2016

posted 24 Oct 2016, 00:50 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO   [ updated 24 Oct 2016, 05:11 ]

Hard luck to our Minor Ladies who were defeat in the championship final on Sunday morning last in Enniscrone. The team kept fighting right to the finish having gone down by 5 points and kicking into a strong wind.The team lead at half time on a scoreline of 5-3 to 2-5 having played with the aid of a stiff Atlantic wind. Goals came from the feet of Tara Walsh, Sarah Cunney, Michelle Carney, Dearbhla Jone and a wonder goal from Laura Surlis. Leonie Gaughan, Tara Walsh and Cathy Brennan all registering scores on the board. Collette Walsh pulling off some outstanding saves in the first half ensured our girls went into the break with a 7 point lead. The girls faced a tough challenge in the second half having to operate without Claire Hegarty who sustained a hand injury in the first half. The half opened brightly though with three unaswered points from Tara Walsh, Cathy Brennan and Laura Surlis. St. Farnan's then took full advantage of their purple patch scoring 3-2 without replying, putting them a point in front. Leonie Gaughan stepped up to the mark and converted a free to put the teams level in the 21st minute of the second half before St. Farnan's hit another 1-2. Sarah Cunney had no intention of leaving the game behind her and after a huge amount of work from the back line up to the full forward line, Cathy Brennan blasted the ball to the back of the net but time had run out for our girls as the final whistle sounded. There was some fantastic football played with a 11 of the team lining out for the club in the U-16 A Championship Final on Thursday. Well done to the team and management on a great year.
Team: Collette Walsh, Catherine Marren, Sinead Mooney, Shauna Walsh, Katie Molloy, Claire Hegarty, Rebecca O'Hara, Sarah Cunney, Leonie Gaughan, Dearbhla Jones, Molly Kennedy, Laura Surlis, Michelle Carney, Tara Walsh, Cathy Brennan. Subs: Justine Lang, Caitriona Mooney, Rachel Walsh, Ellen Bailey (inj.).

The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to U-16 player Claire Hegarty who suffered a dislocated hand in the game.

Best of luck to our U-16 team and management who play Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in the U-16 A Championship final this Thursday evening. 

Hard luck to our U-21 team who suffered defeat in the championship at the hands of St. Mary's on Sunday last. Regardless of the result, the team still qualify for the semi final of the tournament.

Congratulations to Eamonn O'Hara, David Durkin and former club man, Con O'Meara who represented Sligo on the Ireland Masters team in the International Compromised Rules tests. Eamonn was vice-captain of the team. 


Our Senior men are continuing their preparations for the Connacht Club Championship. Tourlestrane will face the Mayo Club Champions on the 5th of November in Markievicz Park at 2.30pm. The Mayo final takes place this Saturday in McHale Park between Castlebar Mitchells and Knockmore. 
We ordered a few copies of the dvd of the County Final for anyone who may not have been able to go on the day or anyone abroad who may want a copy.  Anyone interested in getting a copy can contact Amanda Walsh on 087-7422843. The DVD costs €10.

The club would like to offer its sincere condolences to the Hunt Family, Tullycusheen,  on the untimely death of Regina Hunt. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam 

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