Club News

Patron Christina Walsh RIP

posted 13 Apr 2019, 10:36 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

The passing of Christina Walsh Patron of Tourlestrane Gaa club . 

We were saddened yesterday morning when we heard the news of the passing of Christina Walsh. RIP . She was the first Lady Officer of Tourlestrane Club. Christina and Ann Surlis were elected assistant treasurers with Sean Clarke back in 1979. She has been an avid supporter of the club since the mid 70s when her son Matthew started his under age career and has continued all the way along to see her grandchildren play in the green and gold. Her late brother Tommy Walsh was captain of our first team to win the Owen B Hunt Cup In 1956. She was also involved in drama in the 70s era when the club was heavily involved in Scór and was ever present in Tourlestrane’s novelty acts, even winning an all Ireland one year alongside Tommy Marren, Michael Collins Tom Walsh And Pat Feely. 
A true supporter and eventually Patron of her beloved Tourlestrane GAA she will be remembered as a lady with an eternal smile on her face, most especially when Tourlestrane were winning. I can but say the club’s sad loss is Heaven’s gain. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. 
Christina is predeceased by her husband Matt and their Daughter Rita. 
The club extends sympathy to her son Matt, daughters Sheila (Deignan), Fiola (Murphy), Irene (Fitzsimons) and Paulette (Lynsky), sons-in-law Danny Kelly, Pat, Brendan, Sean and Tony, grandchildren, sister, brother, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Remains reposing in the home of her daughter Irene Fitzsimons in Tullycusheen Mor, Ballina Road, Tubbercurry (post code F91 Y4X2) on this Saturday from 1 o'clock until 4 o'clock and again from 5 o'clock until 9 o'clock. Funeral to arrive in St. Attracta's Church, Tourlestrane on Sunday for Requiem Mass at 12.30 o'clock with the funeral afterwards to Rhue Cemetery

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posted 7 Apr 2019, 11:15 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO


Our u21 lads had 2 games this weekend and won both. Friday night last the team had their first outing of the season and the weekend at home under lights to St Molaise Gaels, and got off to a good start which saw us 1/6 to 4 points ahead at the half way mark and continued the lead throughout the second 30 mins finishing 1/15 to 10 points . 
Sunday lunchtime we travelled to Ballymote to play Ballymote/Bunninadden.  In glorious April sunshine the lads on both teams lined out for a minutes silence for Margaret Gormley a wonderful supporter of football who sadly passed away Friday RIP. This was never going to be an easy task for either team to win as many of the lads played together on St Attracta’s school team and lively rivalry battles were fought throughout. At the mid way point of the game Ballymote/Bunninadden having been more accurate with their scores were 1/8 to 5 points up as they headed to the dressing rooms. The sideline crew of Michael and Paddy Henry, Micheál Henry And Enda Mc Tiernan worked their magic and a more determined team came out for the second thirty minutes and keeping the visitors to scoring only 3 points after the break our own team kept working hard and having taken some fine scores at the 60 minute mark the teams were level at 1/11 to 14 points but injury time favoured us and a sweet point went over from intelligent play from a kick out leaving the lads bagging a second win of the weekend and the competition. Hard luck to our u12 girls who lost out to Curry Friday night as did our u14 Hurlers who played Naomh Eoin Thursday last . As a mark of respect to Margaret Gormley RIP the senior ladies game v St Nathy’s was postponed Sunday morning . As was the u12 game last Monday v Enniscrone as a mark of respect for Helena Murphy RIP. We extend sympathies to both families at this sad time . Also condolences to the family of Dr Tony Kirrane a former Tourlestrane player of the 1950s who passed away in Dublin last Friday . He is an uncle of Eamon Michael and Shane Durkin. RIP. 
We were informed after the draw was taken during the week that Boys and girls in our club are to host Dublin Teams for Féile 2019. 
Dates for our Easter camp this year are April 16,17,18 and promises as always to be funfilled ! Our Good Friday table Quiz is under construction at the moment and again I spoke with Paddy Henry quizmaster last night who assured me it’s going to be a battle of wits again this year to win the top prizes ! 

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posted 31 Mar 2019, 12:57 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

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The senior ladies continued their winning ways this morning when they travelled to St Mary’s for their second game of the season against the same team this time in the League opener and bagged a nice win on a scoreline of 3/8 to 1/6. It wasn’t the case for our Junior men who played Cloonacool also for the second time in a week and were beaten Saturday evening by 2/7 to 9 points . Our senior men were the third team in action this week also with the same opponents, Tubbercurry, this time in the league opener , the game played under lights at home on Thursday night last . The feeling at the final whistle when the scoreline showed a draw of 12 points to 1/9, seemed to be that it was the deserved result for both teams .
A big thank you to everyone who donated scrap metal to our collection which was a great success and credit must be given to the strong forces behind the drive , Pat Normanly and Danny Jones and indeed to all the collectors around the parish who helped collecting and organising it all . Our next fundraiser is the very popular Good Friday Table Quiz and I have it on good authority that Paddy the dark destroyer Henry is up nights pouring over the quiz questions getting them just right for the night ! The senior ladies are once again holding their Easter Camp for the younger generation and numbers are coming in for this . They are running with April 16th 17th And 18th so contact the club for your name to be added . 
Congratulations to Niamh Kelly and Shane Dunne who married on Friday last and best wishes for their future happiness together . 
Good luck to our u16s, our u12s and our u21s who start their seasons this week . 

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St Patricks weekend !

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


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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 !

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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 💚💛

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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 

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