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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 !