Club News


posted 26 Nov 2017, 13:09 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Hard to believe that on the last week of November we had a county Final and semi final to play this weekend!!! Our u21 team played Tubbercurry/Cloonacool in the u21 final under lights on Saturday night in Tourlestrane and this game proved to be one of the most exciting and close encounters of the season as indeed was last week’s semi final. Our very young team played their hearts out to the bitter end. The two teams were very evenly matched throughout the 60 minutes and until added injury 4 minutes it looked like we were heading into extra time but Tubbercurry scored the deciding winning point to claim the county title  Congratulations to the team and management.

Sunday afternoon saw us back in action again in Tourlestrane v Ballymote in the Abbott Cup semi final where some of the u21s braved it out again on a very miserable afternoon for the Juniors. At the half time whistle the lads went in a point ahead 1/7 to 1/6but the second half saw lots more action and another 5 goals scored as well as some fine taken points !! the teams swapped leads more than once in the second 30 minutes but Tourlestrane pulled ahead and the game finished Tourlestrane 4/11 to Ballymote 3/9 at the final whistle.  Well done to the team and management and best of luck in the final.💚💛


posted 20 Nov 2017, 00:58 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

When we thought the only highlight of the weekend was to be Mary Conway's appearance on the late late show, our U21s gave us another reason to celebrate with a very sweet victory over Easkey/Enniscrone in 80 minutes of a most entertaining game . The  two teams  fought to the bitter end in a game where in the early stages they swapped leads but at the half time whistle Tourlestrane led by 2/5 to 8 points with goals by Mark Lundy and the skipper Rian Kennedy.  
In the second half Easkey/Enniscrone seemed  more organised scoring more than the home team (1/5)  but keeper Adam Broe still denied the visitors more than once and this added to some well taken points by both Tourlestrane's Liam Gaughan and Conan Marren kept us to just a point behind in the dying minutes of the game . A free awarded to Tourlestrane kicked over by Kennedy left the teams level at the full time whistle.
Extra time loomed and the teams went to reorganise themselves for the next vital 20 minutes. Conan Marren kicked the first point of the 'new game' but Easkey/Enniscrone looked like it was going their way with a goal opportunity hit the net and at the end of the first 10 it rested at Easkey 2/15 to the home's 2/14. 
The final 10 minutes with the supporters for both sides cheering loudly Sean Mc Veigh caught a high ball passing it off and finding the sharp shooter Liam Gaughan who sent it crashing to the net to leave us 2 points behind in the closing moments . A defensive lapse quickly found the Ball in his hands again and for the second time in 4 minutes Gaughan powered the ball home to rattle the net and win Tourlestrane a place in the final v Tubbercurry . Well done lads and in particular the younger lads who showed with the rest of the team  a never say die attitude. Thanks  to Easkey/Enniscrone team and management for a great game of football ! 💚💛
We wish a speedy recovery to Darren Leonard who had an excellent game but sustained an injury to his hand .

Future stars

posted 16 Nov 2017, 11:16 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

ATTENTION Future Stars news :

We are looking to organise indoor training for U8/10s soon and need parents to help out....experience not required. Please attend a short meeting in the clubhouse on Sunday evening at 6pm. If you cannot make the meeting call Niall on 087 7708797 💚💛


posted 14 Nov 2017, 10:53 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

As the season is drawing to a close we are down to one fixture this week which is a home game Tourlestrane u21 team play Easkey/Enniscrone/Kilglass in the semi final on Saturday next at the pitch  at 2:30pm . Best of luck to the team and management ! All support appreciated ! 💚💛


posted 12 Nov 2017, 12:34 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

In the sunshine of Castlebar this afternoon our Connacht dreams came to an abrupt end And the outcome in Mc Hale park was not the result that we wanted and had worked so hard for, but there can be but one winner and today that team was Castlebar Mitchels . 
In football sometimes you lose and there is nothing to do but admit it 
It's all part of the game. 
At the half time whistle it looked like we could have had the game as easily as not with both teams level at 7 points each but Tourlestrane should have capitalised on having won the toss and playing with the breeze in the first half but after returning to the field Tourlestrane looked busy for the opening few minutes of the second half, it was then the stronger more experienced Castlebar Mitchels pulled away and took some fine scores leaving our lads with too much to do and at the final whistle the hope of the Connacht final was over for this year for us . We wish Castlebar Mitchels the best of luck in their final v Corofin . 
That does not take away from a great year for Eamonn Gerry Michael and a mighty group of lads who have won the two in a row and have given the supporters many an exciting day out all season ! 

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posted 29 Oct 2017, 12:46 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Our u21 lads began their campaign this afternoon in an unusually warm October day and although this competition is played off very late in the year and after the euphoria of last weekend's 2 in a row for the Senior men, this clash between St Mary's and Tourlestrane younger men always promised to be a well contested 60 mins of action ! Throughout the nail biting game both teams swapped leads on more than one occasion with st Mary's having the lead of 2/6 to 7 points at half time . That said the keepers at both ends of the field denied the forwards certain goals more than once but the Tourlestrane team managed by Neil Egan Eamon Durkin and Diarmuid Dunne seemed to up their game after the dressing room talk mid way and came out looking more hungry for the win than they had in the first 30 and at one stage led by 4 points. However St Mary's were always biting at their heels and came back to level it off before our lads with some handy mid fielding from the well placed kick outs and working the ball through to the hard working forwards won out by the narrowest of margins to earn their place in the next round ! Score at the final whistle Tourlestrane 3/13 St Mary's 2/15 . Well done to all ! 
Congratulations to the Sligo Gaelic Masters who had a strong win Saturday afternoon v Cavan Masters in Drumlish especially our club men and this sees the team through to the All Ireland Final in 2 weeks time v Mayo Masters .
Well done to all the Banada Banshee Bash crew who once again this year with the willing assistance of our teenagers  particularly the Minor teams successfully scared the livers out of a huge volume of people who dared to walk the forest and to those braver still who took to the creepy stairways of the 'convent' the three nights of this weekend ! Not for the faint hearted but a Halloween experience certainly not to be missed !!! Maith sibh go léir ... I for one was petrified !!! 
Best of luck to our Minor Hurlers tomorrow who face Naomh Eoin at the pitch at 12 noon and our u14 girls take part in he Rachael Herbert Tournament in Knockmore tomorrow morning so best of luck to the teams and management ! 💚💛

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posted 19 Oct 2017, 11:46 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Our captains at the weekend Junior A Barry Kirrane Senior Men James Leonard and Minor A ladies Molly Kennedy who are hoping to make it happen with the teams at the weekend . 
Our teams and hard working managers have given us many mornings afternoons  and indeed nights under lights of nail biting heart stopping matches but it's you the supporters that make the club what it is . From underage through to senior both men and ladies in Hurling and Football the supporters, older, not so old and younger children all come out to cheer on the teams .. sometimes it can be a shout as easily as a cheer that can be heard from the stands !! We have cried when things didn't go our way and cried again tears of joy for a win. 
As a club We have sufferered huge sadness and loss especially in this football year but in turn we have, and will continue to celebrate great joy together. We the supporters want the win as much for our loved ones gone to their eternal reward as we want it for ourselves . So here's to you the supporters, the ones that make Tourlestrane Gaa the club we are all so proud to be part of ! Hon the Green and Gold 💚💛

Attn overseas supporters and those not able to make the match !

posted 19 Oct 2017, 09:54 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

For our overseas and out of parish club members and supporters Sligo Gaa are live streaming both the Hurling and Football Finals on Sunday so tune in and thank you to Sligo Gaa ! 💚💛
SligoGaa you tube channel .. live from 1:30 


posted 19 Oct 2017, 09:51 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

This weeks notes :
The club were saddened this week with the passing of our Patron and former Tourlestrane player Jackie O Hara. Jackie represented Tourlestrane and Sligo before his career was cut short by injury. This however did not dim his enthusiasm for club and county football. Jackie was to be found supporting both the black and white and green and gold in every corner of the country. We extend our sympathies to his devoted wife Ann, and his family Derek Ruth Maree Jacqueline and Eamonn and their extended family. Ar dheis De go raibh a annam dilis.
Our three Semi finals went our way this weekend starting with the Minor Girls yesterday who faced Drumcliff in their replay at the pitch. In a heart-stopping final 10 minutes the girls pulled off a super win and are through to the final next Sunday  at 12 noon v Eastern Harps in Kent Park Sligo. Best of luck to David Enda and the girls
Next up were our Junior A ‘good men’ who travelled to Bunninadden at 5pm to play Cloonacool in their semi final. The lads marched forward to next weeks final when they overcame a strong Cloonacool team. Well done to the Three Wise Men on the management Team and all the lads.
Today, following last weeks pulsating battle with neighbours Tubbercurry  we replayed the SFC semi final at Markievicz Park this afternoon. A great team performance saw Tourlestrane emerge victorious on a scoreline of 1/15 to 8 points which sees us in to the Final against our old rivals Eastern Harps next Sunday. Well done to all and we wish a speedy recovery to Oisin  Kennedy who picked up an injury in the warm up which forced him out of the starting line up.
Our u14 girls played their final championship match of the year on Thursday. They went out of the competition following a tight game against CT Gaels. WE wish them well in their final.
We wish best of luck to the Sligo Gaelic Masters especially our club players Captain David Durkin Fintan Kennedy and Con O Meara in their all Ireland Masters Semi Final in Cavan next Saturday.

Fixtures for the week :

posted 9 Oct 2017, 13:49 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO   [ updated 9 Oct 2017, 15:54 ]

Fixtures for the coming week .. with 3 semi finals and 2 of them replays ! 
Saturday next October 14th our Minor girls head to Oxfield for their semi final replay v Drumcliff at 2pm
Then it's in to the cars and away to Bunninadden for the Junior men Semi final v Cloonacool with the game starting at 5pm.
Sunday our Senior men's replay v Tubbercurry is set for a 1:30 throw in at Markievicz Park 
Best wishes to all the teams 💚💛

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