Congratulations to our U-14 girls who were crowned County 'A' League champions last night
(Tuesday7th of July) in Collooney.
The team overcame St. Mary's on a scoreline of 15-15 to 5-0. Well done to all the girls and management.
The team have grown in the last few weeks with a very busy schedule.
The team represented Sligo in the All Ireland Feile finals in Wexford recently.
Many of this team will feature for the club's U-16 team taking on Geevagh in the League final in the coming weeks.
(Feile Report below)
Tourlestrane (Sligo) U-14 Girls Feile 2015
Last week our under 14's girls Tourlestrane Gaa football team travelled to the sunny south east to compete in the All Ireland Feile.
After a long journey from Tourlestrane to Gorey, player and parents made the short journey to our host club Carnew Emmetts in south Wicklow, where the team and supporters were warmly greeted by the hosts.
The team then moved on to Ballygarrett to play their first two matches of the weekend.
First up was home side, Ballygarrett. Our girls started very brightly and early scores settled any nerves they might have had, and we ran out winners with a score of Ballygarrett 2-02 to Tourlestane 9-03 points.
Our second game was against Longford Slasher's, who had also won their first match. The word went out around the ground about this high scoring attacking team from Sligo and a large crowd gathered to spectate. The Slasher's were a strong physical team who were not overawed by the reputation of the girls wearing the green and gold and led by 1 goal at half time. After the break our girls got to grips with their opponents and stepped up a couple of gears. After playing some of the most exciting and entertaining football you would see, Tourlestrane won the game on a scoreline of Tourlestrane 3-12 to Longford Slasher's 1-02 points.
Saturday morning saw us play our 3rd game, our hosts Carnew Emmetts, on their home ground. Playing with the wind the girls from Sligo soon got into their stride and scored a few early goals and points against their opponents, proving more dominant all over the field, Toulestrane won on a scoreline of 11-14 to 1-02.
Later Saturday afternoon our girls played Kinsale, Co. Cork. Playing with the wind in the first half, Toulestrane won lots of possession and dictated the game but had only 0-3 points to show for their efforts in the first half, while Kinsale scored a goal from their only attack of the first half.
Despite playing into a strong wind in the second half the girls from the West scored two brilliant goals to go six points clear of the Cork girls. but the efforts of the weekend had taken their toll on the girls, with several of them suffering from injuries, Kinsale took advantage and rattled in 4 goals with out reply.
The game ended on a scoreline of Kinsale 5-01 to Tourlestrane 2-03 points.
Despite going out at the cup quarter final stage of the Feile, this talented bunch of girls should be proud of their efforts.
The coaches, parents and supporters who witnessed their extreme talents, skills and work-rate are very proud of the girls for the way they represented the club and county throughout the weekend.
A special thank you to the Carnew Emmetts club who hosted the team and management with exceptional hospitality.
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